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View from the peak of Mount Kinabalu (Picture: file) To the local community living at its foot, Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia is seen as the resting place of their ancestors. The mountain, the highest between the Himalayas and New Guinea, sits in Kinabalu Park which became a Unesco World Heritage site in 2000. The Kadazan and Dusun communities have long held the mountain as a sacred place. According to the Global Diversity Foundation, locals believe their loved ones must be buried facing the landmark when they die so their spirits can see the mountain as they start their journey to […] Read more →
Goodbye UK! (Picture: Getty) There is no doubt that University will always be the most fun filled days of your life. Because what can beat £1 pints, sleeping all day and enjoying the central heating the library had to offer? Nothing – except undertaking a study abroad semester/year. 1. Your accent was your best asset You were bamboozled at how your normal British accent all of a sudden was catching everyone’s attention and automatically propelled you to sex bomb status on campus. 2. So many food choices Your taste buds thought they had peaked when they tasted stuffed crust pizza […] Read more →
It’s about to get a lot harder to be a tourist in Venice (Picture: Getty) Planning a romantic trip to Venice in 2015? Well you may want to think again. Because the city has just banned wheelie suitcases. The law, which comes into force in May 2015, is being brought in to combat noise pollution and what the city council has called ‘worrying signs of deterioration and wear’ to paving stones. In a statement Venice City Council explained: ‘The rules respond to the needs of many residents who have complained to the authorities in recent years about serious discomfort in their homes […] Read more →
The ban of term time holidays should be cast adrift ( Picture: tororo/tororo) In theory it sounded like a good idea: banning parents from disrupting their children’s education by taking a holiday during term time. But life isn’t that simple. In the year since the ban on school holidays was introduced we’ve seen parents threatened with fines for taking their children to funerals, head teachers accused of hypocrisy for holidaying in term time and a 38 Degrees petition for the reversal of the ban signed by over 200,000 people. The Local Government Association said the rules do not reflect the […] Read more →