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Travel Secret #1071: Why London’s Guards Wear Red

We found some interesting answers on the official website of the spectacular ceremony. Quickly, here’s what we learned: Bright colours distinguished friend from foe as armies faced each other on the battlefield, where they engaged each other with volley fire, from muskets. Red is the hardest colour to see, merges when seen ...

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VIDEO: Why Ras Al Khaimah Should Be The Next Emirate On Your List

Travel Secret #371 Visiting Dubai? Just 45 minutes from the busy metropolis lies Ras Al-Khaimah. With over 7,000 years of fascinating history and culture, magnificent landscapes, breath-taking coastlines, and rich terracotta desert planes, the place offers an entirely different experience from its neighbouring emirates. Read about the top 10 attractions ...

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The World’s First Inflight Movie Had a Live Orchestra

Travel Secret #365 Commercial flights in the 1920s were a fascinating affair. We did some nosing around and found this wonderful nugget, courtesy Paleofuture: In 1925, passengers on an Imperial Airways flight from Britain to Germany were treated to an inflight movie. This was a first in commercial aviation! But wait: ...

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