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These 15 Breathtaking Restaurants Literally Take Dining to New Heights

Image: Andronis Exclusive There’s perhaps only one experience more compelling than looking out across a mountainous panorama at a breathtaking height, and that’s combining those stunning views with a three-course meal and a glass of wine. And given the multitude of towering skyscrapers and hotels seen on the planet’s cityscapes and landscapes, it was probably …

Hot Air Balloons Soaring Over Pushkar’s Hill Forts and Holy Waters

Image: Ankit Monga Hot air balloons mirror the domes of ancient architecture. Sand shifts around in the dry wind, while a man in a colorful turban guides his herd of camels past a building topped with minarets. Meanwhile, under a shady tree, a cow naps undisturbed. Pushkar, in Rajasthan, is one of the oldest cities …

Old Kashgar: The Historic Silk Road City Being Demolished By Beijing

Photo: Uluc Kecik A statue of Chairman Mao looms over Kashgar. The city of Kashgar lies in the Taklaman Desert, and “Taklamakan” is said to translate as “go in and you won’t come out,” or the “desert of death.” Situated in the Xinjiang region of China, close to the Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan borders in the …

Fire Breathers Blazing a Trail in the City of Light

Image: Philippe Lejeanvre Great balls of fire in front of the Palais de Tokyo, Paris A crowd mills about in a darkened courtyard to a background beat of drum and bass, reggae, and electronica. It’s January in Paris, it’s chilly, and people are wrapped up to keep warm – with a few notable exceptions. There …

‘Torontohenge’ Imperfect in April 2012

Photo: Mike DeHaanTorontohenge was less than perfect on April 17, 2012; clouds lingered in the skies just before dawn What is Torontohenge? The phenomenon of Torontohenge may be observed four times a year, when the sun rises or sets along a street in Toronto. The word is derived from Stonehenge, the famous site in Britain …