Solo travel tips: Best places for your bliss – Washington Times

My first experience of traveling solo was not an easy one. I had broken with a group I had been traveling with from Europe to East Africa and ended up in Somalia. I was a seasoned wanderer by then, so the fist-sized spiders in my lodgings, the uncrushable flying cockroaches and ubiquitous biting ants were […]

Musement, a “digital travel companion” and ticketing platform, raises … – TechCrunch

Musement, a “digital travel companion” that lets travellers discover and book things to do, has closed $10 million in Series B funding. The round was led by family fund Micheli Associati, with participation from previous backers P101, and 360 Capital Partners. Founded and launched in 2013, Musement aims to consolidate the tours and activities market […]

Google backs UK with £1bn investment plan – BBC News

Media captionGoogle chief executive Sundar Pichai explains why the UK is an “incredible” place to invest Google is to open a new headquarters building in London which could see 3,000 new jobs created by 2020. The news comes as a major boost to Britain’s technology sector. Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Google, told the […]

Lavish wedding angers cash-strapped Indians

Lavish wedding angers cash-strapped Indians

Image copyright Janardhana Reddy Family Image caption Janardhana Reddy (left) with his daughter and other family members The lavish wedding of the daughter of an Indian politician has sparked outrage as millions across the country are in the midst of a cashflow crisis. The five-day wedding of businessmen and ex-state minister G Janardhana Reddy’s daughter, […]

Barack Obama warns of rise of ‘crude nationalism’

Barack Obama warns of rise of ‘crude nationalism’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Obama had supportive words for PM Alexis Tsipras on the Greek economy Barack Obama has warned of a “rise in a crude sort of nationalism” following the Brexit and US presidential votes. Speaking in Greece on his final foreign trip, he said: “We have to guard against… tribalism built […]

Trump: I could have won popular vote if I needed to

Trump: I could have won popular vote if I needed to

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Clinton has won more votes than Al Gore did when he too lost the election despite winning the popular vote Donald Trump says he could have won the popular vote against Hillary Clinton if he had campaigned differently. With one state left to count, Mrs Clinton has nearly a […]

Cow escapes Australian cattle ship and swims for freedom

A runaway cow swam to freedom while being loaded onto a cattle ship in Western Australia. The brave bovine was guided to shore before finally being caught on a railway line outside Perth. Cow escapes Australian cattle ship and swims for freedom