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On the train to work today, and the old Chinese lady next to me was on her Samsung Galaxy s4 checking out pics on Facebook. The guy in seat ahead of me was with his kid -- but he was plugged into the latest generation iPhone 6 squillion via earphones shredding up rows of sugary delights in Candy Crush, an addictive game you play on your mobile devices.

 

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Is Japan the Politest Place on Earth?

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TOKYO – We’ve just arrived at Shibuya Subway Station, and I can’t find my metro pass anywhere. Searching the pockets of my winter jacket I pluck out lots of things, including a crumpled-up city map and a wrapper for a ‘candied squid snack’ - but no subway ticket.


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Nike Was Goddess of Victory Because She Didn't Need Shoes

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Nike, the Greek deity, had wings, so she didn’t need shoes. 

She won a lot. She was the goddess of victory, after all. But if she needed shoes, she wouldn’t have won anything. 


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No Will Smith – just a real threat of extinction

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LA PAZ, BOLIVIA  - Chacaltaya’s days are numbered. Nestled away in the Bolivian Andes, the glacier has existed for 18,000 years, but over the last two decades most of it has melted away. Edson Ramirez is the country’s leading glaciologist. Sitting in his office at the University of San Andres in La Paz, he gestures to the narrow streets below. Many from his hometown and nearby El Alto depend on tropical ice fields like Chacaltaya for their water, he explains.

 

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A Tale of Two Noodle-ey Cities

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It was the noodliest of times. It was the rice-iest of times.

In Hanoi there was a bowl of soup, richly aromatic and nourishing.

In Khon Kaen there was a racy rice dish - full of spices and flavour.

I've been travelling a lot between Thailand and Vietnam recently. So thought I'd do a little Dickens-inspired comparison, because I've been confusing my Saawadee Khrups and Xin Chao-s, not to mention my Pad Thais and Phos. 

 

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