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g agenda The monthly magazine for the open mind.

THE MONTHLY MAGAZINE, BRINGING YOU NOTHING BUT THE TURTH,

DECEMBER 2013 | £3.25 | UK | A ONE LOVE PUBLICATION

the truth about dirty britain. we are anonymous.

Our shocking article brings you some home truths about how britain’s bad habits are affecting the enviroment and how you can contribute to change.

An eye opening 5 Page spread on the activist movement ‘Anonymous’ inside. Find out what they’re about and why they can restore hope. You’ll never think of the government the same.

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Page number : 3 : CONTENTS

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

TRAVEL

4-9 | The Million Mask March

59-60 | A little place I know; 24 of the world’s best kept secrets

10-14 | National Zoo’s Panda Named Bao Bao

61-62 | Beyond the Beach: Saving the Giant Tortoise in Maritius

15 | No One Liked Lady Gaga’s Muppet Special

63-65 | Sailing Season and More

16- 19 | Year of Horror For Syria’s Children

66-67 | The Perpetual Traveller

20-22 | North Korea : The Shocking Truth

68-69 | Beachfront Dining in Tel Aviv

23 | World AIDS Day 2013

70-71 | A perfect Day in Mexico City

24 | 2013 Charity Appeal: Help Save the Elephant

72-73 |Rebuilding Warsaw

25 | Ministers ‘breaking promise over new council homes’

74-76 | Four Literary Festivals you Wont Want to Miss

GLOBAL ISSUES & POLITICS

TECHNOLOGY

26 | Paxman V Brand

77-78 |The world exclusive iphone 5S Review

27 | Has Ed Miliband Lost ‘it’?

79-80 | The New imac: Yay or Nay?

28-32 | The Trurth about Dirty Britain

81-83 | X Box 1 V Playstation 4

33- 34 | Two-Tier Voting Systems Face Lawsuit Double Whammy

84-85 | The all new smart Tele from Samsung

35 - 37| How will you help our Homeless stay warm this Christmas?

86-89 | 50 Gadget Gift Ideas for the Holidays 90-95 | 50 Must-Have iPad Apps

BUSINESS & FINANCE

96-98 | Take Your Google Glassing Elsewhere, Mister!

38 | 10 Creative Ways to Thank Employees This Holiday Season

100-101 |Awesome New Digital Billboard Identifies Flight Numbers

39 | Black Friday Shopping Breaks Records in Stores and Online

as The Planes Pass Overhead

40-41| What You Need To Know About Cyber Monday

102-103 | Get Black Friday Deals Without the Lines

42 | Pizza Hut Manager Who Was Fired for Closing on Thanksgiving Gets Job Back

LIFESTYLE

43-44 | Whole Foods Employees Strike for Thanksgiving Off

104-105 | Say No to puppies for children this christmas

45-47 | Microsoft’s New Xbox One Ad Criticized as Sexist

106-107 | Diet Tips from a 114 Year old

48-50 | Stocks Close at Record High Again

108-110 | ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ Dies on Thanksgiving 111-112 | Puppy Rescued from Storm Drain to Go Up for Adoption

ARTS & CULTURE 51-52 | Limitless by Sofles

SCIENCE

53-54 | Lumiere : Festival of Light

113-114 | Why There Are No Atheists at the Grand Canyon

55-56 | Jimi Hendrix : The Legend

115-117 |Glitches Keep SpaceX Rocket Grounded Hands Off Our

57-58 | Announcer sacked after introducing Panesar in an Indian

118-119 | Lunar Landing Sites? Not So Fast

accent

120 | This Christmas Tree Is Powered by Brussels Sprouts

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MASK Thousands of people worldwide joined Million Mask March rallies organized by the amorphous Anonymous movement. Rallies, both peaceful and confrontational, protested austerity, surveillance, corporate greed and corrupt governments.In a mass demonstration of people power, crowds in 450 cities around the world filled the streets wearing Guy Fawkes masks. “The corrupt fear us. The honest support us. The heroic join us” – under this motto protesters united in a global mass-march to deliver various messages.

“We are everyone and we are no one.” From Sydney to Los Angeles, from Johannesburg to London – thousands came forward to make their voices heard. Among key ideas which virtually connected all different protests were anticapitalist idealism and the rejection of NSA surveillance. Some rallies had a sense of carnival, where whole families with kids marched in protest, while other gatherings – like in London and Washington – turned more intense, with people not hiding their rage.

Sara Firth, reporting from inside the march in central London, found herself in the thick of it - squeezed in between more than 1,000 protesters and large cordons of police Chanting “Here we come, Tory scum!” protesters smashed police barriers along their way from Parliament Square,to Buckingham Palace, where some of the masked protesters even managed to climb on top of the palace gates and throw a firework at the palace .Among the crowds was comedian Russell Brand, a noted supporter of Anonymous and the Occupy movement, who was wearing an Anonymous mask on top of his head. Brand, who recently called for a “socialist, egalitarian” revolution in an interview with the BBC and called for people not to vote for any of the current mainstream UK political parties, was mobbed by enthusiastic supporters outside the Houses of Parliament. Some commentators have even suggested that Brand could lead the Anonymous group - a controversial concept, as the movement has prided itself on being leaderless. On the West Coast, crowds marched through downtown Los Angeles to show their solidarity with the movement.

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public services, cut away the social safety net of benefits and seem determined to hammer the final nails in the coffin of the National Health service, an institution this country is proud of. At the same time they’ve let the banks ratchet up huge profits, allowed train operators to continue to rip-off customers and defended the energy companies whose soaring prices are forcing many people to choose between food and heating.”

In an article Brand wrote for The Guardian hours before taking part in Tuesday’s demonstration, he insisted that he was not looking to lead a movement, but simply to participate. “Luckily with organisations like them, Occupy, Anonymous and The People’s Assembly I don’t need to come with ideas, we can all participate,” Brand wrote. “I’m happy to be a part of the

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conversation, if more young people are talking about fracking instead of twerking we’re heading in the right direction.” Separate UK protests coincided with the Million Mask March in London, with demonstrators rallying against growing austerity measures in the country. Britain’s Green Party called on anyone who is opposed to the “heartless” cuts

instituted by Prime Minister David Cameron’s government to join in a rally on Westminster Bridge. Green Party spokesman Romayne Phoenix echoed many of the same complaints lobbed by Million Mask Marchers. “This heartless government’s austerity measures have hurt the poor thirteen times harder than the rich,” he said. “They’ve slashed funding for vital

As the evening wore on in London, protesters lit up the sky with fireworks - a traditional Guy Fawkes Day celebration - across the street from the Houses of Parliament, while some danced and at least one person held a banner in praise of RT host Max Keiser, who presents his cult, anti-bankster program from the city. While the London event was mostly about protesting government austerity measures, American activists had the NSA’s invasive surveillance methods near the top of the agenda.

Major crowds marched through Washington DC, claiming ownership of the streets they were passing. “Whose streets? Our Streets!” they were chanting, blasting against American inequality.

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” The Washington rally began near the Washington Monument and several protesters were detained along the way for stepping off the sidewalk into the street. The marchers made a detour to the Federal Reserve building, chanting ‘End to Fed!’ but their final destination was the White House. The protesters spent several hours calling for Obama to step out and explain himself. “Five years after the financial crisis and banks being bailed out, we’re still suffering. People are drowning

in debt. We live in a country that is fundamentally unfair, we no longer have the rule of law,” a participant smartly dressed in an Anonymous mask, plus a suit and tie, told RT correspondent Gayane Chichakyan in front of the White House. “From the NSA, to Edward Snowden, to Chelsea Manning, all over the world, people are speaking out, whistleblowers are speaking out, regular people are speaking out and saying enough is enough. We want justice and we want it now.” At the culmination of the event, protesters exercised their right to freedom of expression by burning the American flag - right in front of the White House, in a sight more usually associated with countries such as Iran or Pakistan. On the West Coast, crowds marched through downtown Los Angeles to show their solidarity with the

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FAIRNESS, To REMIND THIS WORLD

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FORGOTTEN; movement. Many of them have links with the Occupy Wall Street movement, born two years ago. “If they won’t let us dream, we won’t let them sleep!” some of the placards promised, while others told it tell straight off: “It’s a good day for a revolution!”South America also joined in the global protests. Several hundred protesters blocked off roads in Brazil’s central Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, marching against government corruption. “We want to change this corrupt system,” Eron Morales de Melo, a veteran protester dressed as Batman told AFP. “We are paying high taxes and this doesn’t get invested in education. We don’t have good healthcare, public security is precarious, as is public transport.”Hundreds protested in Australia’s Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. One of the Australian rally participants told ABC News that the non-centralized nature of Anonymous made it difficult to pinpoint an exact message behind the global rally.

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“There’s so much that goes on in our world, and with Anonymous, because there’s so many of us, it’s really hard to have an orderly or structured discussion, rally or march on one point. So it’s probably best that we just incorporate all of them.”

“Remember, Remember the 5th of November.” Meanwhile, also had a masked protest on Guy Fawkes Day. Anonymous Philippines marched to Batasang Pambansa complex Tuesday noon to protest rampant corruption in the country. Police officers briefly blocked the march after it gathered along Quezon City Circle, but later allowed them to proceed to the vicinity of the House of Representatives.Several dozen demonstrators rallied at the Nelson Mandela Square, a popular shopping center in Johannesburg, South Africa, as part of the Million Mask March.

According to the 2012 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index, South Africa ranked 69th out of 176 countries. Organizers of the rally put corruption and tax fraud on top of their agenda. In Japan, the Guy Fawkes-themed action had an environmental twist, as masked activists conscientiously made their contribution to cleaning the streets by picking up litter. The global action on November 5 is Anonymous’ annual celebration of Guy Fawkes Day, a British holiday commemorating the most prominent member of the failed Gunpowder Plot, a 1605 attempt to assassinate King James I of England by blowing up the Houses of Parliament. The plotter and his facial likeness in particular have come to symbolize the fight against tyranny for the Anonymous hacking collective.

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Take four graffiti artists, an abandoned warehouse interior, and an unlimited amount of spraypaint what do you get? Probably the greatest timelapse graffiti film you’ve seen this year! The featured Brisbane warehouse was scheduled to be demolished, so street artists Sofles, Fintan Magee, Treas, and Quench went hard on the space. Filmmaker Selina Miles followed their every step, and created this awesome time-lapse video of the project.

What do you get when you mix electronic dance music and graffiti? Magic. That’s the result of a collaboration between Australian videographer Selina Miles, DJ Butcher, and graffiti artist Sofles. “Limitless” provides fives minutes of wall painting set to some intense EDM and inspiring works of art. Designed as a follow up to “Infinite” from earlier this year, it combines a time-lapse that takes you through an abandoned warehouse with a wild and visually arresting twist on the street art that covers many city walls. Stick with it for the full five minutes, though, as this is nothing like watching paint dry. Mayors of

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major cities often consider street art a threat to maintaining order and decency, but the practice is being embraced as much as ever in communities around the world. The Australian paint company Ironlak sponsors a team of street artists and markets directly to them. As part of their advertising campaign, Ironlak created a short film with videographer Selina Miles and the graffiti artists Sofles, Fintan Magee, Treas, and Quench — and it is incredible. We normally would point you to highlights of a video lasting just over five minutes, but we doubt you’ll want to skip anything. Watch time-lapse footage of four professional artists using an entire warehouse as their canvas:

Probably the greatest timelapse graffiti film you’ve seen this year! Filmmaker Selina Miles followed their every step, and created this awesome time-lapse video of the project. you’ve seen this year! The featured Brisbane warehouse was scheduled to be demolished, so street artists Sofles, Fintan Magee, Treas, and Quench went hard on the space.

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The truth about dirty Britain. An estimated 30 percent to 50 percent of the food produced in the world goes uneaten and ends up in landfill. Experts at the Reuters Food and Agriculture Summit unveiled the shocking findings about the world’s waste in Chicago this week. For example the average American throws away 33 pounds of food each month - about $40 worth - according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, which is publishing a report on food waste in April. In a year, that means each person throws away almost 400 pounds of food, the weight of an adult male gorilla.The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 23 percent of eggs and an even higher percentage of produce ends up in the trash. ‘We forget we have all these fresh fruits and vegetables, and at the end of the week we have to throw them away,’ said Esther Gove, a mother of three in South

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Berwick, Maine. ‘Now, I don’t buy as much fresh produce.’But the impact of food waste stretches far beyond the kitchen. Agriculture is the world’s largest user of water, a big consumer of energy and chemicals and major emitter of greenhouse gases during production, distribution and landfill decay. Experts say reducing waste is a simple way to cut stress on the environment while easing pressure on farmers, who will be called on to feed an expected 9 billion people around the world in 2050, versus nearly 7 billion today. ‘No matter how sustainable the farming is, if the food’s not getting eaten, it’s not sustainable and it’s not a good use of our resources,’ Dana Gunders,

the NRDC, said at the Reuters Summit. In richer nations, edible fruit and Retailer’s standards, have gone bad in a home refrigerator or were not eaten at a restaurant. The average American throws away almost 400 pounds of food, the weight of an adult male gorilla. The average American throws away almost 400 pounds of food, the weight of an adult male gorilla In developing countries, much food spoils before it gets to market due to poor roads and lack of refrigeration. High food prices are another factor, since some people can’t afford the food that’s produced, said Patrick Woodall, research director and senior policy advocate for Food and Water Watch.

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It’s not a situation where you have to massively ramp up production,’ Woodall told the Reuters Summit. ‘Even in 2008, when there were hunger riots. around the world, there was enough food to feed people, it was just too expensive.’ DuPont is working with farmers in Kenya to extend the life of raw milk. Often farmers have to travel up to 20 kilometers to get their milk to market, and due to the country’s high temperatures, much of the milk gets wasted, Jim Borel, an executive vice president with DuPont, said.‘This has broad application, but we’re focused on

Africa right now,’ Borel said.Europe is a leader in tackling food waste, but the United States is By fat the biggest culprit in all of this, leading catching producers, facing the sales growth, look to control costs. A General Mills pizza plant found away to use heat to make toppings stick to frozen pizzas better. The system is expected to prevent thousands of pounds of cheese.

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No one produces more trash than the U.S. where 5% of the world’s people generate 40% of the world’s waste to decompose. called on to feed an expected 9 billion people. Around the world in 2050, versus nearly 7 billion today. eaten, it’s not sustainable and it’s not a good use of our resources,’ Dana Gunders, a sustainable agriculture specialist at the NRDC.at the Reuters Summit.In richer nations, edible fruit.

Experts at the Reuters Food and Agriculture Summit unveiled the shocking findings about the world’s waste in Chicago this week. For example the average American throws away 33 pounds of food each month - about $40 worth - according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, which is publishing a report on food waste. In a year, that means each person throws away almost 400 pounds of food, the weight of an adult male gorilla.The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 23 percent of eggs and an even higher percentage of produce ends up in the trash. ‘We forget we have all these fresh fruits and vegetables, and at the end of the week we have to throw them away,’ said Esther Gove, a mother of three in South Berwick, Maine. ‘Now, I don’t buy as much fresh produce.’But the impact of food waste stretches far beyond the kitchen. Agriculture is the world’s largest user of water. Experts say reducing waste is a simple way to cut stress on the environment while easing pressure on farmers, who will be called on to feed an expected 9 billion people around the world in 2050, versus nearly 7 billion today. eaten, it’s not sustainable and it’s not a good use of our resources,’ Dana Gunders, a sustainable agriculture specialist at the NRDC.at the Reuters Summit.In richer nations, edible fruit. Retailer’s standards, have gone bad in a home refrigerator or were not eaten at a restaurant. The average American throws away almost 400 pounds of food, the weight of an

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adult male gorilla. The average American throws away.400 pounds of food, the weight of an adult male gorila..developing countries, much food spoils before it gets to market.poor roads and lack of refrigeration. High food prices are another factor, since some people can’t afford the food that’s produced, said Patrick Woodall, research director and senior policy advocate for Food and Water Watch.

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In a year, that means each person throws away almost 400 pounds of food, the weight of an adult male gorilla. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 23 percent of eggs and an even higher percentage of produce ends up in the trash. ‘We forget we have all these fresh fruits and vegetables, and at the end of the week we have to throw them away,’ said Esther Gove, a mother of three in South Berwick, Maine. ‘Now, I don’t buy as much fresh produce.’But the impact of food waste stretches far beyond the kitchen. Agriculture is the world’s largest user of water.Experts say reducing waste is a simple way to cut stress on the environment while easing pressure on farmers, who will be

Retailer’s standards, have gone bad in a home refrigeratoror were not eaten at a restaurant. The average Americanthrows away almost 400 pounds of food, the weight of an adult male gorilla. The average American throws away.400pounds of food, the weight of an adult male gorila..developingcountries, much food spoils before it gets to market.poor roads and lack of refrigeration. High food prices are anotherfactor, since some people can’t afford the food that’s produced, said Patrick Woodall, research director and senior policy advocate for Food and Water Watch.shocking findings about theworld’s waste in Chicago this week. shocking findings about theworld’s waste in Chicago this week. shocking findings about theworld’s waste in Chicago this week. For example the average American throws away 33 pounds of food each month - about $40 worth - according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, which is publishing a report on food waste in April.up in the trash. ‘We forget we have all these fresh fruits and vegetables, and at the end of the week.we have to throw them away,’ said Esther Gove, a mother of three. in South Berwick, Maine. in South Berwick, Maine. in South Berwick. ‘Now, I don’t buy as much fresh produce.’impact of food waste stretches far beyond.kitchen. Agriculture is the world’s largest water, a biconsumer of energy and chemicals and major emitter ogreenhouse gases during production, distribution and landfill decay. we have to throw them away,’ said Esther Gove, a mother of three.

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People all around the world are in despair as the Great Nelson Mandela has been pronounced dead. South Africans mourned Friday the death of the man who led the fight to end the system of apartheid here and then went on to lead the country itself. “We will always love Madiba for teaching us that it is possible to overcome hatred and anger in order to build a new nation and a new society,” President Jacob Zuma told reporters Friday, using the affectionate clan name shared by his countrymen for Nelson Mandela, Died Thursday at age 95. He will be buried in a state funeral on Sunday the 15th December.

President Jacob Zuma told reporters Friday, using the affectionate clan name shared by his countrymen for Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.He will be buried in a state funeral on Sunday, December 15, in his ancestral hometown of Qunu in the Eastern Cape province in a state funeral, Zuma said.Sunday will be a “national day of prayer and reflection,” in which people throughout the nation will gather in places of worship to conduct “prayer services and meditation reflecting on the lif of Mandela” Zuma said.

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” The evolution of Nelson Mandela The evolution of Nelson Mandela Pres. Obama reflects on Mandela’s impact Ex-wife: We interacted through prison bars The five lives of Nelson MandelaThe official memorial service will be held Tuesday in First National Bank Stadium in Johannesburg. From Wednesday through next Friday, his body will lie in state.Mandela had visited in 1990, the marquee bore a tribute. “In memory of Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013,” it said. “He changed our world.”

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more than could be expected of any man,” President Jacob Zuma told reporters Friday, using the affectionate clan name shared by his countrymen for Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.He will be buried in a state funeral on Sunday, December 15, in his ancestral hometown of Qunu in the Eastern Cape province in a state funeral, Zuma said. Sunday will be a “national day of prayer and reflection,” in which people throughout the nation will gather in places of worship to conduct “prayer services and meditation reflecting on the life” of Mandela, Zuma said.

“Reconciliation means working together to correct the legacy of past injustice.” Until that funeral, Zuma has ordered flags around South Africa to be flown at half-staff.“He is now resting. He is now at peace,” Zuma said late Thursday.The U.S. government and Buckingham Palace also lowered their flags to half-staff.“Nelson Mandela achieved more than could be expected of any man,” President Barack Obama said Thursday. “We have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this Earth. He no longer belongs to us — he belongs to the ages.” President Jacob Zuma told reporters Friday, using the affectionate clan name shared by his countrymen for Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.He will be buried in a state funeral on Sunday, December 15, in his ancestral hometown of Qunu in the Eastern Cape province in a state funeral, Zuma said.Sunday will be a “national day of prayer and reflection,” in which people throughout the nation will gather in places of worship to conduct “prayer services and meditation reflecting on the life” of Mandela, Zuma said.

Mandela had visited in 1990, the marquee bore a tribute. “In memory of Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013,” it said. “He changed our world.” “At first, when I heard he died, I thought it was the usual rumors we get all the time,” he said. “After I heard the president’s announcement later that the old man has departed, then I believed that he’s really gone.” His legacyMandela will be remembered for many things, but his message of forgiveness and reconciliation may resonate the most.

“Great anger and violence can never build a nation. We are striving to proceed in a manner and towards a result, which will ensure that all our people, both black and white, emerge as victors.”

“Mandela’s biggest legacy ... was his remarkable lack of bitterness and the way he did not only talk about reconciliation, but he made reconciliation happen in South Africa,” said F.W. de Klerk, South Africa’s last white president and Mandela’s predecessor.His casket will lie in state for several days in Pretoria. Next week, it will be flown to his ancestral hometown of Qunu for a state funeral and burial, sources said.Leaders react Until that funeral, Zuma has ordered flags around South Africa to be flown at halfstaff.“He is now resting. He is now at peace,” Zuma said late Thursday. The U.S. government and Buckingham Palace also loweretheir flags to half-staff. “Nelson Mandela achieved

The evolution of Nelson Mandela The evolution of Nelson Mandela Pres. Obama reflects on Mandela’s impact Exwife: We interacted through prison bars The five lives of Nelson MandelaThe official memorial service will be held Tuesday in First National Bank Stadium in Johannesburg.From Wednesday through next Friday, his body will lie in state.

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In recent years, plans for a fitting farewell were hammered out among the government, the military and his family. Events over the next 10 days will culminate

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in a state funeral to be broadcast worldwide and a private farewell for those closest to him.not only talk about reconciliation, but he made reconciliation happen in South Africa,” said F.W. de Klerk, South Africa’s last white president and Mandela’s predecessor.His casket will lie in state for several days in Pretoria. Next week, it will be flown to his ancestral hometown of Qunu for a state funeral and burial, sources said.Leaders reactUntil that funeral, Zuma has ordered flags around South Africa to be flown at halfstaff.“He is now resting. He is now at peace,” Zuma said late Thursday.The U.S. government and Buckingham Palace also lowered their flags to half-staff. “Nelson Mandela achieved more than could be expected of any man,” President Barack Obama said Thursday. “We have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this Earth.

“Social equality is the only basis of human happiness.” Until that funeral, Zuma has ordered flags around South Africa to be flown at half-staff. “He is now resting. He is now at peace,” Zuma said late Thursday. The U.S. government and Buckingham Palace also lowered their flags to half-staff. Obama said Thursday.

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The exotic Kraton Ngayogyakarto is an 18th Century Sultan Palace that houses a museum and a lavish pavilion the current Sultan still calls home. The ornate carvings at the ancient Hindu temples of Prambanan are only 10 miles from the center of Yogyakarta, while the Buddhist Borobudur – the largest 9th Century Buddhist temple – is around 25 miles from the city.

So you are a world traveler, you’ve visited four or five continents, you’ve even run out of fingers and toes to add up all of the countries you’ve seen … now what do you do? You branch out. Forget Paris, London or Rome, these five world destinations are some of the best kept secrets among the locals, but we’re not hording them another minute.The word is out! This village has maintained its glory and most of the ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples, palaces and monuments are in tip top shape. The exotic Kraton Ngayogyakarto is an 18th Century Sultan Palace that houses a museum and a lavish pavilion the current Sultan still calls home. The ornate carvings at the ancient Hindu temples of Prambanan are only 10 miles from the center of Yogyakarta, while the Buddhist Borobudur – the largest 9th Century Buddhist temple – is around 25 miles from the city. Travelers can get to Yogyakarta by plane, train or automobile, but be prepared to pay the exit tax if you fly domestically from Yogyakarta. Weighing in at a whopping 25,000 Rupiah, or 2.00 bucks, that exit tax just might be a vacation destination deal breaker.

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This village has maintained its glory and most of the ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples, palaces and monuments are in tip top shape.

So. you’ve even run out of fingers and toes to add up all of the countries you’ve seen … now what do you do? You branch out.

The exotic Kraton Ngayogyakarto is an 18th Century Sultan Palace that houses a museum and a lavish pavilion the current Sultan still calls home. The ornate carvings at the ancient Hindu temples of Prambanan are only 10 miles from the center.

Forget Paris, London or Rome, these five world destinations are some of the best kept secrets among the locals, but we’re not hording them another minute.The word is out!

“Not all those who wonder are lost.” Travelers can get to Yogyakarta by plane, train or automobile, but be prepared to pay the exit tax if you fly domestically from Yogyakarta. Weighing in at a whopping 25,000 Rupiah, or 2.00 bucks, that exit tax just might be a vacation destination deal breaker. Zuma said.Sunday will be a “national day of prayer and reflection,” in which people throughout.

Travelers can get to Yogyakarta by plane, train or automobile, but be prepared to pay the exit tax if you fly domestically from Yogyakarta. Weighing in at a whopping 25,000 Rupiah, or 2.00 bucks, that exit tax just might be a vacation destination the current Sultan still calls home. The ornate carvings at the ancient Hindu temples of Prambanan are only 10 miles.

center of Yogyakarta, while the Buddhist Borobudur – the largest 9th Century Bu to pay.

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

This village has maintained its glory and most of the ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples, palaces and monuments are in tip top shape. The exotic Kraton Ngayogyakarto is an 18th Century Sultan Palac.

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