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Story highlights The two-hour ancient Temazcal experience involves sweating it out in a stone igloo A shaman chants and uses hot rocks to release pungent vapors to rid the body of hatred Aside from the spiritual aspect, the experience is said to have physical benefits Aarti Aziz and her husband Moosa are locked inside a pitch-black concrete dugout in Mexico,…

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(a-LineTravel)Whether it's an aerial tramway or a gondola -- tramways go back and forth, gondolas circulate between stations -- few thrills rival the sensation of floating through the sky, staring at chasms and valleys thousands of feet below and forgetting that all that stands between you and the ground is a bundle of wires strung between a series of poles.…

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Story highlights AfrikaBurn takes place every April in the semi-desert Karoo north of Cape Town, South Africa The week-long event is Africa's most successful answer to the U.S. Burning Man festival The event culminates in fiery spectacles as giant sculptures built for the event are torched Once a year, if you drive just several hours north of Cape Town into…

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Story highlights New university study calculates value of standing-room-only cabins on planes Vertical seats could lead to 21% increased passenger capacity and 44% lower ticket prices Airlines such as Ryanair have been touting the concept for years While vertical seat designs have been developed, none have yet been approved for commercial transport It's not some miserable dystopic movie scene about…

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Story highlights Airbus is launching the A330neo range, a revamped version of its successful A330 models The company made the announcement at Farnborough International Airshow Airbus' new wide-body planes will compete with Boeing's Dreamliner 787 If it ain't broke, don't fix it, the old adage goes. Yet that's exactly what Airbus is doing to its successful A330 model in order…

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a-LineTravel Travel's series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, a-LineTravel retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy.This story is part of a series highlighting superlatives of countries and cities around the world. Click here for pieces on France, the United States, Canada, Taiwan, India, South Korea and Hong Kong…

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Story highlights Baptiste Dubanchet traveled from France to Poland eating food only found in trash cans The Frenchman says Germany was the easiest country in which to find food, the Czech Republic the trickiest Dubanchet embarked on his mission to highlight the issue of food waste For most people a trip across Europe is a chance to see the sights…

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Story highlights Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world's busiest airport More than 95 million passengers passed through the Atlanta airport in 2012 It handled 930,000 flight movements in the same year The world's busiest airport is not in New York or London, but Atlanta. Whatever way it is measured -- passenger traffic or airplane movements -- Atlanta's international airport…

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Story highlights Biman Bangladesh Airlines will operate final DC-10 passenger service on December 7 DC-10 has had checkered past, including high-profile accidents The plane debuted in 1971 on a flight between Los Angeles and Chicago A special "last chance" flight for enthusiasts is planned for February Some commercial jets receive soaring fanfare when they hang up their wings. Remember all…

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Story highlights Amazing Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner video shows impressive takeoff and turns Flight was a rehearsal for Dreamliner performance at next week's Paris Air Show Pilot: "It looks like the takeoff is at a near vertical 90 degree angle — trust me it's not." (a-LineTravel)There's a famous quote: "If you did it, it ain't braggin'." Boeing did it -- in…

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