El Carnaval de Barranquilla sizzles in Colombia (CNN Travel)

Barranquilla, Colombia (CNN)Bikinis, bare skin, face paint, feathers. Pretty much what you'd expect this time of year from Rio Carnival, right? Well, sure. But the world's most famous carnival doesn't have a monopoly on feather frenzies. In the coastal Colombian city of Barranquilla, one of the world's largest spectacles of dance and cultural pageantry is …

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The ecology of new technology

Below is an excerpt about the evolution of the Internet of Things taken from the tech and innovation report "Dubai's Next Act: Becoming the scholar of smart cities" published by Investvine.  No longer a realm reserved for techno-futurists, the Internet of Things, whether perceptible or not, affects our lives every day. In Dubai, the first …

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Carmakers get rolling in the Philippines (Bangkok Post)

In Manila, the Toyota vehicles are becoming the new age taxi. Thanks to ride-sharing services, the automaker’s compact and affordable vehicles are becoming synonymous with private transport. And there might be more the way. Toyota Motor Philippines Corp (TMP) recently said they are thinking of applying to a special incentive program to produce the Vios …

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Why go to Loikaw? (Travel+Leisure)

Newly alluring Loikaw, in Burma, brims with karsts, hill-tribe markets and bold brews. Here, four reasons to go now. Because the temples and the scenery are impossibly photogenic. A nest of majestic conical spires, Taung Kwe Pagoda (Road 5 next to Thiri Mingalar Market) awaits you at the top of Thiri Mingalar Hill. Breathe in the …

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Heritage and hilarity: Funnyman’s mission to save Old Manila (CNN)

Manila (CNN) The old world ambiance of Manila's Cafe Adriatico is unmistakable. Wooden furnishings, brushstroke paintings and soft music are all a reminder of an era gone by. Located in the older neighborhood of Malate, Cafe Adriatico is a memento of what Manila once was. It's now obscured by the urban decay that epitomizes the bayside origins …

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