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World at a Glance: Fare adjustment

Haven’t paid sufficient fare for your transport? In Tokyo, you won’t get a fine. Instead there’s fare adjustment machines, or norikoshi seisan-ki. Usually, when you haven’t paid sufficient fare (or any fare) – whether by mistake or on purpose – chances are, if you do get caught, you’ll have to pay a fine; one which [...]

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Carnival of Cities for 1 June 2011 – from Abu Dhabi to Athens

Welcome! I’m happy to host this edition of the Carnival of Cities. After publishing the 18 May 2011 edition on Perceptive Travel Blog, Sheila Scarborough handed the baton to me. Without further ado, here’s a virtual tour of some of the world’s wonderful cities. Travel bloggers from around the globe presents:   Cities in the [...]

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How you can help Japan after the disaster

I have been to Japan only once, more than 10 years ago, and only for three days, so I can’t claim to know the country well. Yet, like everyone else, I want to help in any little way I can. UN aid worker and fellow Lonely Planet blogger Todd Wassel is passionate about Japan. He [...]

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Blog carnival: Your favourite place on earth

It’s my great pleasure to host the 10th Lonely Planet Blogsherpa Blog Carnival. For this edition, I asked my fellow bloggers: Which is your favourite place on earth? Is it a country, a city, a village, a beach, a hut, a mountain, a hotel? Do you return all the time – or do you dream [...]

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