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Brits like to get about

P1020587They are the most travelled nationality according to research published by International SOS.

Britain topped the list of 13 major countries based on an adult’s likelihood of travelling to foreign countries. 84% of us travel abroad regularly, far more than Americans of whom just under half travel abroad. Two thirds of French adults like to travel but it’s people from South Korea and India who came after Britain in the poll with Brazilians the least likely to travel abroad.

Brits tend not to go abroad for the culture and were less mindful of safety and security risks.

The Travelsupermarket website found that the Spanish islands of Majorca, Tenerife, Ibiza, and Lanzarote were among our favourite destinations.

British travellers are more likely than any others to purchase insurance and pack a first aid kit, yet are more relaxed about the local crime rate or safety standards of public transport

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Around the World in Nine Photos

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Do you love stories from around the world? Check out the work of the following nine photographers on WordPress.com and allow your imagination to take you away…

Nathanael‘s monochrome photo of the Star Lite Motel in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, conjures images of wayward romances and clandestine meetings. We loved the marquee’s message, “Forgive and forget its human to err.” (sic) which offers an almost haunting absolution. For more of Nathanael’s work, check out his blog, G’Nat’s Eye View.

Photo by Nathanael Photo by P. Nathanael Gough

The image below, by UK photographer Andy Hooker, had us at hello. We love how the sign matches the woman’s red coat and how her right leg is in crisp focus just as her stride reaches the “h” above her head. Check out more of Andy’s work at LensScaper.

Photo by Andy Hooker Photo by Andy Hooker

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Around the World in Eight Photos

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Join us as we explore the world through the street photography tag on WordPress.com. Here you’ll find no airport lineups, no grumpy customs agents, and you never get the middle seat.

On belgianstreets, photographer Andy Townend recently shot “stripfeest,” an annual comics festival held in Brussels, Belgium. We loved how Andy captures this young reader fully ensconced in his comic book. An avid photographer, Andy is also a regular contributor to The Daily Post‘s Weekly Photo Challenge.

Photo by Andy Towned Photo by Andy Townend

We were intrigued by the untold stories in Michael Wilson’s photo, “the flower seller,” on his site, BrooklynBystander. Taken in Adelaide, South Australia, the photo below documents a brief moment of commerce. We look at it and wonder: who is it that these gentlemen bought flowers for — perhaps a friend, a relative, a lover, or maybe themselves?

Photo by Michael Wilson Photo by Michael Wilson

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Best Traditional Food Dishes From Around the World

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Best Food Dishes in the World

We Bellhops have a tendency to travel with our stomachs, and often go to destinations solely for their good food, unique ingredients, and wild recipes. Today, we are sharing with our fellow travelers some of the best traditional dishes from around the world. Prepare your stomach for growling…

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Curry Mee — Malaysia

Made with thin “mee-hoon” noodles made of rice, the spicy broth includes coconut milk and chili or Sambol. Optional ingredients can include tofu, prawns, cuttlefish, mint leaves, and whatever fresh vegetables you like on top. Our favorite is mushrooms and chives.

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Pastitsio — Greece

This dish is by-far our favorite on the list, because it is just a good comfort food that has endured over the ages. A bottom layer of tube pasta (like rigatoni) with ground beef or lamb on top of that makes the bottom. On top of that, goes tomatoes, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Pour…

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The World’s Most Beautiful Canal Cities

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Most Beautiful Canal Cities of the World

In ancient times, the most efficient roadways through cities were made of canals that would allow easy transport of goods between shops, homes, and shipping centers. While these were long-ago the most efficient mode of transport through cities, it also became quickly adored by residents for the beauty and uniqueness that they add to the overall feel of the cities they serve. While the canals are not as necessary for travel today as they once were, the canals still offer beauty and character to the cities that they grace. Of all of the Canal Cities of the World, here are our favorites:

Suzhou China Canal City

Suzhou, China

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Bruges Belgium Canal City

Bruges, Belgium

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Stockholm Sweden Canal City

Stockholm, Sweden

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Annecy France Canal City

Annecy, France

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El Gouna Egypt Canal City

El Gouna, Egypt

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Street Art: Around the World in Eight Photos

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Whenever I get the chance to travel, I always photograph local street art. The topics, colors, and scenes help me absorb the feel and atmosphere that makes each destination truly unique. Join me for a tour of some amazing street art from around the world, right from the comfort of your armchair.

Welcome to Berlin, Germany, our first stop on the tour, where we find Christine Estima‘s photo of street art by ElBocho. I love the bold lines and striking expressions:

#ElBocho Berlin Baby Photo by Christine Estima#ElBocho Berlin Baby (Photo by Christine Estima)

And now, over to Cardiff, Wales, for something slightly more muted. DIFF GRAFF did a great job capturing Rmer‘s portrait of Marlon Brando as the Godfather. It’s quite striking, wouldn’t you agree?

Marlon Brando by the artist Rmer Photo by DIFF GRAFFMarlon Brando by the artist Rmer (Photo by DIFF GRAFF)

Heading to Dunedin, New Zealand, we stop off at Dunedin Wears the Pants. The site, run…

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