Travel

Last section of elevated High Line park opens to public

By Emil Valerio EBC New York Bureau NEW YORK  (Eagle News) — The final section of the High Line, called “The Spur,” officially opened to the public on June 5, 2019. After a decade of community grass root efforts and …

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Full steam ahead for Austria’s night trains

by Sophie MAKRIS VIENNA, Austria (AFP) — It looks like a scene from the halcyon days of the railways: travelers finding their sleeper berth, turning on the reading light and stowing their cases under the bed. But it’s still a …

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Black History Month: The legacy of L. B. Brown, former slave turned community builder

By Melissa Sarmiento Allen EBC Florida Bureau POLK COUNTY, Florida (Eagle News) – Along an unassuming street in the quaint town of Bartow sits one of Florida’s historical crown jewels, The L.B. Brown House, which is listed in the National …

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Huge North Korean beach resort ‘nearing completion’

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — A giant beach resort in North Korea is nearing completion, a US monitor said Thursday, with satellite pictures showing rapid progress on the sprawling development, now equipped with a water slide and cinema. The seaside …

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#EBCPhotography: Morning of New Year in Edison, Alberta, Canada

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Jetliner lands in US after world’s longest flight

  NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — An Airbus jetliner arrived in Newark on Friday after a nearly 18-hour trip from Singapore, completing the world’s longest commercial flight. It marked the revival of a route that had been eliminated in …

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Ashikaga flower park in Tochigi, Japan

  If you are a wanderlust, try to embark on a Wisteria adventure for a tranquil experience. Ashikaga flower park in Tochigi, about three hours north of Tokyo by local train showcases the beauty of mainly wisteria (commonly known as …

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‘French Spiderman’ foiled in Seoul skyscraper attempt

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — French urban freeclimber Alain Robert attempted to scale the world’s fifth-tallest building Wednesday, getting more than half way up the 123-storey Lotte World Tower in Seoul before security forced him to abandon the ascent. The 55-year-old, …

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Everest’s Hillary Step now a ‘slope’: climbers

by Annabel Symington Agence France Presse KATHMANDU, Nepal (AFP) — Mount Everest’s Hillary Step — a rocky outcrop just below the summit — is now a slope, say climbers who recently returned from the mountain. The condition of the rock …

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Watch: Runners take on the Great Wall of China marathon

  Marathon enthusiasts across the world participate in a race held on the Great Wall in China, running, walking and almost crawling to complete the 5,164 steps.  (courtesy Agence France Presse, images from Albatros Travel)

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NASA plans to send mini-helicopter to Mars

  by Kerry Sheridan Agence France Presse TAMPA, United States (AFP) — The US space agency said Friday it plans to launch the first-ever helicopter to Mars in 2020, a miniature, unmanned drone-like chopper that could boost our understanding of …

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Balik tanaw sa isla ng Boracay

Ano nga bang mayroon sa Boracay at dinarayo ito ng napakaraming turista mula sa iba’t-ibang panig ng mundo? (Eagle News) — Noon, kapag sinabing Boracay, pinung-pinong buhangin at malinaw na tubig ng dagat lamang ang dapat mong asahan. Subalit ngayon, …

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