Paulette A. Villegas

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PNoy wants to hasten Yolanda rehab projects

MANILA - President Benigno Aquino III wants rehabilitation projects for communities affected by typhoon Yolanda completed as soon as possible.<p>Aquino …

Asia

Typhoon Haiyan in Pictures

Natural Disasters

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

The world's best high teas

Sipping tea in rarefied surroundings is a simple treat that can turn a fun city break into something truly memorable. High (or afternoon) tea, involving delicate cakes, buttery scones and the occasional glass of bubbly, is an English tradition dating back to the 1840s. So it’s unsurprising that the …

The ultimate in space-saving travel tech

Trying to keep it to carry-on? This list of essential and compact travel gadgets and tips will make your trip easier – and your luggage lighter – without skimping on fun and convenience.<p>'Travel Gear' by Eric Ritchey. Creative Commons Sharealike Attribution licence<p><b>Ebook reader</b><p>Books are beautiful, …

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

Loneliness

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

RailJet: Austria's high-speed train...

What is railjet?<p>RailJet is Austrian Railways (ÖBB's) high-speed train, capable of 230 km/h (143 mph) where the route allows. RailJet trains operate …

Trains

Trains from Vienna | Train times, fares, online tickets

The afternoon railjet to Venice, about to leave Vienna Hbf...<p>To check train times & fares in Austria, see the official Austrian Railways website …

Trains

World’s top-rated cities for travelers

Slide 1 of 12<p>What makes a city great for travelers? Helpful locals, great shopping, good public transport, cultural experiences? A recent survey by …

Nightlife

'Stop exodus of jobs after Haiyan'

TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines – One hundred days after a killer typhoon left this city in ruins, restaurants, stores, and even a car showroom give life …

Florence Travel Guide

Supertyphoon Haiyan: Death Toll Reaches 5,719

The official death toll from Supertyphoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda in the Philippines) hit 5,719 on Wednesday, as the arduous process of counting …

The aftermath of typhoon Haiyan – in pictures

Photojournalist Bullit Marquez explains the background to his powerful pictures: 'Days before Haiyan hit, news was broadcasting that it was going to be very strong. I knew it was serious. When I got to Tacloban city, I saw bodies of children and adults wrapped in blankets, their feet exposed. A …