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Pakistan’s ranking improves on Tourism Competiveness Index

Even as news reports of bomb blasts, street violence, flailing airlines and crumbling tourist spots keep trickling onto front pages, the World Economic Forum’s

Browsing Bush Bazaar in Kabul

It helps to have a sense of humour when browsing through Bush Bazaar in downtown Kabul. And it is even better to have a

Where did fondue come from?

Digging into a fondue may seem clichéd, but this quintessential Swiss dish has an epic, if ambiguous, history. Its first mention dates as far

Brazil: Rio Carnival 2013

Rio de Janeiro‘s carnival celebrations have burst into life as hundreds of thousands of revellers took to the streets to enjoy street parties and

Sneak peak: Germany’s Rose Monday Parade

Here’s a glimpse into Germany’s traditional Rose Monday carnival parade in the city of Duesseldorf. Revelers took to the streets with papier-mache dummies mocking