7 Places Where You Can See The Bluest Waters In The World; Greg Robertson; TravelAwaits

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From Peyto Lake in Alberta, Canada, to To-Sua in Samoa, see the bluest waters in the world in these unique natural settings.

Source: 7 Places Where You Can See The Bluest Waters In The World – TravelAwaits

A Big Oil project in Africa threatens fragile Okavango region; Heather Richardson; Grist

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A Canadian company is drilling exploratory wells in Namibia for what could be a major oil and gas find, threatening the world-renowned Okavango Delta and communities downstream.

Source: A Big Oil project in Africa threatens fragile Okavango region

The Old Town Of Galle And Fortifications; Everyman; Sunday Island

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Volleyball it is claimed is Sri Lanka national sport. However there is no doubt that Cricket is the most popular sport in Sri Lanka .That popular West Indies calypso ‘Cricket, lovely cricket.’,’ will always be ringing in the ears. From the villages where youngsters from around 16 to 26 or maybe even older, use ‘polpithi’ bats, to the towns where more sophisticated young men use willow bats.

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These Are the Oldest Universities in the World; Angelo Young; Wall St

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Portugal holiday travel guide: Where to stay in green list country & what to do; Olivia Burke; The Sun

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KNOWN for its beautiful beaches, proverbial pastries and its rich history, Brits have struck gold with Portugal being added to the green list. So as swarms of holidaymakers set to jet off to the stunning country, Olivia Burke takes a look at exactly what it has to offer.

Source: Portugal holiday travel guide: Where to stay in green list country & what to do

Bosnia-Herzegovina: The green paradise of the Balkans; Asene Asanova; Daily Sabah

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Source: Bosnia-Herzegovina: The green paradise of the Balkans

The 2013-2017 restoration of the oratory of the Partal Palace; Cardiff University

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This research focuses on the innovative outcomes of the latest restoration of the Oratory of the Partal Palace (2013-2017).

Source: The 2013-2017 restoration of the oratory of the Partal Palace

World Migratory Bird Day; Unesco

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Producer’s Compound In San Miguel De Allende Is A ‘Catch’ At $6.25 Million; Lauren Beale & Neal Leitereg; Forbes

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If old town charm, modern luxury and outdoor living spaces are high on your wishlist, the vibrant San Miguel de Allende home of “Deadliest Catch” and “Storage Wars” producer Thom Beers checks all the boxes.

Source: Producer’s Compound In San Miguel De Allende Is A ‘Catch’ At $6.25 Million

Bru na Boinne Visitor’s Centre to reopen; Ann Casey; Meath Chronicle

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Source: Bru na Boinne Visitor’s Centre to reopen | Meath Chronicle

Future of Milford Sound tourism report to be released; RNZ

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A long-awaited report on how one of the country’s most visited tourist destinations will be managed is due to be released next month and may define its community and the tourism industry.

Source: Future of Milford Sound tourism report to be released

Developer hits deadline for historic Belper Mills flats scheme; Ben Cooper; Derby Telegraph

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A decision could be made as early as next month…

Source: Developer hits deadline for historic Belper Mills flats scheme

Viking Announces New Summer Mediterranean Cruises; Irene S Levine; Forbes

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Viking announced it will be restarting its ocean cruises on the Mediterranean this summer with a new ship, Viking Venus, new itineraries, and a new homeport in Malta.

Source: Viking Announces New Summer Mediterranean Cruises

How were China’s legions of terra-cotta warriors made? Experts have pieced it together; Marcos Martinon-Torres; National Geographic

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Creating thousands of live-size soldier statues to protect the mausoleum of China’s first emperor was a massive operation, requiring many steps and close collaboration.

Source: How were China’s legions of terra-cotta warriors made? Experts have pieced it together.

Africa and its rich cultural and natural heritage; Stuart Jenkins; Prensa Latina

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When celebrating African World Heritage Day this Wednesday, it is appropriate to emphasize, as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has reiterated, the need for the countries of the continent and the rest of the planet to preserve such wonders.

Source: Africa and its rich cultural and natural heritage (+ photos) – Prensa Latina

Culture ministry to create registry of professionals to “revive” monument preservation tradition; Agenda Georgia

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The Ministry of Culture, Sport and Youth of Georgia has launched an initiative to collect information on professionals of restoration and conservation of cultural heritage monuments, hoping to “revive” the tradition by creating a registry of certified craftspeople.

Source: Culture ministry to create registry of professionals to “revive” monument preservation tradition

11 spectacular bird migration bottlenecks from around the world; Dominic Mitchell; Bird Life

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Ancient Mesopotamian marshes threatened by Iraqi sewage, pollutants; Haydar Indhar; Phys.org

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In southern Iraq, putrid water gushes out of waste pipes into marshes reputed to be home to the biblical Garden of Eden, threatening an already fragile world heritage site.

Source: Ancient Mesopotamian marshes threatened by Iraqi sewage, pollutants

Sarawak showcases adventure; TTR Weekly

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Cockatoo Island to be turned into major arts and culture destination; ubbs; Stoney Roads

Bold planning!

Source: Cockatoo Island to be turned into major arts and culture destination

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