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Travel Secret #1054: How to Buy the Best Handmade Chocolate

A Travel Secrets Exclusive! Chocolate secrets from Jelle Descamps, Business Manager at the world-famous Dumon Chocolatier: 1. What makes the Belgium the World Chocolate Capital? Bruges is the real epicentre of the true Belgian chocolate artisan. We have a very widely renowned chocolate-pastry and bakery school, which forms the fine chocolatiers. Many of them ...

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Travel Secret #1052: What to Eat in Japan

The Japanese have a word for regional specialties – Meibutu, of which food is among the most popular forms, and finds its way into advertisements, souvenirs, and even into tour highlights. – says our Japan correspondent Ted Grinewich-Yonashiro. So, on your next jaunt across the Japanese islands, keep these five Meibutsu ...

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Bollywood Casting Director Shruti Mahajan’s Travel Secrets

She is one of Bollywood’s top Casting Directors. Recently, you saw her work in the stunning Sanjay Leela Bhansali vehicle, Bajirao Mastani. When she is not scouting for celluloid talent, Shruti Mahajan likes to take off to lands far and wide. She gave us her travel secrets in an exclusive interview. One ...

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Travel Secret #1034: A Beautiful Tour of Boston, Massachusetts

Take the Beantown Trolley, says Canada-based writer-photographer George Bailey. Boston, Massachusetts It’s a gimme, all tours of Boston claim to be the best, the oldest, most trusted, or the most complete. The one I chose was billed the oldest, Gray Lines Beantown Trolley. It also included a boat tour of the Boston Harbour. This fully narrated ...

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Travel Secret #1029: How to Explore Kolkata Like a Local

  Ah! Kolkata, India’s ‘City of Joy’- what a wonderful place to explore. With its world renowned history and culture, what possible ‘secret’ could still exist in this mega-city? But we here at Travel Secrets find joy in re-discovering a place you thought you knew like the back of your hand. And ...

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Travel Secret #1027: London’s Best Fish & Chips

Our London Correspondent Olesya Nova says: “When most people think of UK food, one of the first things that comes to mind is fish and chips. It’s been popular for around 150 years with the first fish and chip shop in London opening in 1860!  I really don’t know anyone who doesn’t like this traditional supper treat, and each ...

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