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Events Worth Traveling For in 2011

by Rebecca Dolan. Posted Jan 10th 2011 01:51 PM
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Every day's a holiday, and there's no shortage of global festivals to support that fact. With so many celebrations occurring around the world, it's difficult to decide which to travel to. Here we've compiled a list of fabulous festivals you should plan your year around.
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Manchester Mythbusters

by Andy Hayes. Posted Oct 21st 2010 04:29 PM
Manchester Mythbusters

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Manchester has plenty of myths, and most of them are not very inviting. There's the myth about how unsafe the city is, and how many shooting deaths occur here (less than you hear). And then there are the myths about deaths due to overconsumption of alcohol and alcohol poisoning – again, a problem, but not as big as one would think. But some of Manchester's most interesting stories are the tales that nobody talks about. Manchester mythbusters, let's delve into some of the secret aspects of Manchester history.
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Manchester with Kids: A Perfect Family Day

by Andy Hayes. Posted Oct 21st 2010 02:00 PM
Manchester with Kids: A Family Vacation

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Manchester with kids can be the best family vacation. While the city offers you all the amenities you'd expect with a large population – award-winning restaurants, boutique shopping and a bustling events calendar – the truth is that it's still small enough for family travel, even for a large one to navigate easily. Downtown Manchester is experiencing a high level of gentrification, making a stay here even easier, as you can walk to/from many attractions if you don't want to drive. Here are some tips for enjoying the perfect day in Manchester with kids.
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Manchester Slang

by Sandra Waldorf. Posted Oct 14th 2010 04:01 PM
Manchester Slang

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Famed for our nonchalant swagger and rich musical heritage, there are many things people might think they know of Manchester and its people. But while there is the odd Noel, Liam or even Frank Gallagher walking the streets of this fair city, there are other unique Mancunian-isms, like Manchester Slang, that may take visitors by surprise.
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The World's Great Unsolved Art Heists

by Matthew Link. Posted Sep 23rd 2010 04:18 PM

Mohammed Mahmoud Khalil Museum, Cairo;
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It's hard to believe that dramatic Thomas Crown Affair-style art thefts could actually happen in real life, but recent heists in Belgium, Egypt, and France have proven that museums should rethink their security systems. When four men broke into the Norway's National Gallery in 1994 and stole its version of Munch's famous The Scream, the thieves left a snarky note that said, "Thanks for the poor security."
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