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Naypyidaw: Burma's new, empty capital city

Naypyidaw: Burma’s new, empty capital city

Our capital city is London and, at the moment, everyone seems to be OK with that. There aren’t currently any plans to move it somewhere else. Although, I suppose we’ll have to wait to find out who the new mayor’s going to be before we make any assumptions. But a country suddenly moving their capital city elsewhere isn’t completely unheard of – it’s exactly what they did in Burma almost a decade ago.

Gregory of Nin: The Croatian statue with a lucky big toe

Gregory of Nin: The Croatian statue with a lucky big toe

In Split, Croatia, there is a statue that is meant to give people good luck. The statue is of Gregory of Nin (Croatian: Grgur Ninski) who was quite the legend back in his day.

Tea from around the world

Tea from around the world

Like many Brits, I simply cannot function properly in the morning until I’ve had at least two cups of this caffeinated nectar.

7 things you might not know about dolphins

7 things you might not know about dolphins

I have been fascinated by bottlenose dolphins since I was in the womb. Well, I can’t actually remember that far back so I don’t really have any idea what I was thinking about or doing, if I’m completely honest. I was probably too busy doing the backstroke or playing football, if what my mum told me was true!

Hong Kong's Peak Tram: The train we used in our adverts

Hong Kong’s Peak Tram: The train we used in our adverts

One of the videos we used for our TV adverts since last year was a lovely train, slowly moving along a track. We knew it was pretty, and that it captured the serene feeling you get when you’re on holiday somewhere pretty, but we didn’t know just how popular it was going to be!

Greetings from around the world

4 different ways to say hello

I grew up in a small village, just outside of Southend-on-Sea. It’s a nice village; small and quiet, although not too far from a town. I knew a lot of people there as most of my family have lived there for many years, but I’d regularly see strangers who I’d never met or seen and they’d say things like “good morning, have a nice day!” I never quite got used to this, as I could never appreciate their greetings early in the morning.

Hairstyles from around the world

Hairstyles from around the world

Bored of your hair? I know I am! I think I must have completely changed my hair five times last year – oops! So if you fancy something a bit different why not try one of these global favourites: