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Madonna nudes go on display in London

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30/06/2009

The singer agreed to pose for New York photographer Martin H. M. Schreiber for just $30.

After she became famous Schreiber sold the pictures to Playboy magazine who published the images in 1988.

Seven Dials in Covent Garden’s is set to play host to the London premiere of The Madonna Nudes – 30th Anniversary exhibition, a collection of these intimate photographs of the fifty year old pop Diva, taken when she was just 20.

The black and white pictures are available to buy from £3,400 and likely to become serious collectors’ items.

Also for sale is a unique piece of never seen before memorabilia – a one off print of the original Polaroid test shot,
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Aficionados shop for world’s most exclusive watches

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29/06/2009

Collectors gathered on Monday to shop for some of the world’s most unique watches in an event organized by a group of blogging enthusiasts.

Dozens of watch aficionados came from around the world to William & Son, a luxury boutique in London’s elegant Mayfair district,
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Politics bars Dead Sea from World Wonders contest

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29/06/2009

The Dead Sea will be eliminated next week from a contest to choose the seven natural wonders of the world, because of a Palestinian boycott over the participation of an Israeli settler council.

Its almost certain exclusion from a competition which it had good chances of winning underline how the bitter politics of the Middle East conflict permeates every aspect of Palestinian life, no matter how harmless or even beneficial it may seem.
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The perfect swimsuit to flatter on the beach this summer

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29/06/2009

As you are planning your summer holiday, whether it be a staycation or The Seychelles, let Cheryl Cole be a warning.

The recent photographs of her on the French Riviera, in a studded cut-out one-piece, more lime-tastic than Borat’s mankini, more spikey bits than Ben Hur’s chariot, should be enough to send you scurrying to the safety of a flattering LBS, otherwise known as the Little Black Swimsuit.

If Mrs Cole, with her streamlined silhouette, can’t make a crystal-embellished, fluoro-flash monokini work – no-one can.

The perfect swimsuit is one that is on your side; not a look-at-me horror that will haunt you in a hundred and one holiday snaps for years after.
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Moon-lovers remember Apollo with radio chit-chat

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28/06/2009

Radio hams and amateur astronomers around the world spent the weekend bouncing radio conversations off the Moon to one another in commemoration of the Apollo 11 landings 40 years ago, organizers in Australia said Sunday.
Although they had some clear and extensive conversations, they had to be patient. It takes around 2.5 seconds for a radio signal to reach the Moon and bounce back to another part of the Earth, so it took around five seconds to get a reply.
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Top European fashion labels,sent models in couture abayas to lure wealthy Muslim women

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27/06/2009

A horsewoman in a flowing, made-to-measure Islamic gown atop a snorting steed opened the fashion show on Thursday at the George V Hotel in Paris.

Abayas are the body-covering black robes some Muslim women don over their clothing in public, usually accompanied by a head scarf or niqab, the face veil that covers all but the eyes.

Designers who tried their hand at making over the abaya, which is required in Saudi Arabia,included Christian Dior’s artistic director John Galliano, French luxury labels
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Adventurer targets first round world solar flight

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27/06/2009

Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard unveiled Friday the prototype of a solar powered plane he plans to fly around the world to highlight the potential of alternative energy sources.

The prototype, HB-SIA, has the wingspan of a jumbo jet but weighs only as much as an average family car.

The propeller plane is powered by four electric motors and designed to fly day and night by saving surplus energy from its 24,000 solar cells in high-performance batteries.
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Summer Beach Style

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27/06/2009

The shape of things If you’re quite straight up and down, go for bikini bottoms with ties on the side – it will make you look a little curvier. If you’re pear-shaped, you need a bikini that will help balance the upper half of your body with the lower half. Accessorised bikini tops or a rouched bandeau teamed with a plain, simple brief is the perfect combination. If you’re big chested, you don’t necessarily need to go for an underwire, as it can look as if you’re wearing a bra on the beach.Just make sure you buy a swimsuit top that has adjustable ties so you can tighten for support. It will give the same effect as an underwire.
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Portugal village worth its salt with the tourists

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26/06/2009

Shoveling drying salt in a pit under scorching sun while tourists and fellow villagers drink beer and look on from above may sound like a miserable experience, but not in Salinas, Portugal.

The presence of tourists in the cafes on the ancient wall above the salt pit in this tiny Portuguese village some 100 km (62.14 miles) north of Portugal’s capital Lisbon is more than welcome and causes no consternation.
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World’s 10 most legendary bars

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26/06/2009

Bars, pubs, and taverns of the world can hold as much history as any museum and present as much drama as any theater.
Members and editors of travel website VirtualTourist.com (www.virtualtourist.com) have come up with a list of the world’s 10 most legendary bars.

“Generally speaking, bars aren’t the first stop on most tourists’ lists of places to see, but when you learn about the people they inspired and the events for which they were the backdrop, they become incredibly culturally significant,” said VirtualTourist.com’s General manager Giampiero Ambrosi.

1. Harry’s Bar; Venice, Italy
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“experience with Malindo Air is horrible”

Never travel Malindo Air: I traveled from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. My experience with Malindo is horrible. Μalindo Air employees with bad English, inability to understand the nationality of a passport, difficulties to communicate with other Malindo employees, to resolve such traveling issues,holding for an hour the passenger till to know that as a citizen of the European Union does not need a visa to final destination in Hong Kong. Employees are not qualified most of them young people,low pay, from Philippines and Malindo never apologize when customer complain,for his trouble. I will never travel with Malindo again.

Wellington,Best Western,Kai,Bad Hotel Experiences You Need To Avoid

Wellington hotel in New York,some negative points to note which made our experience an unfortunate one: the air conditioning did not work .. Although the receptionist did not come & have a look bothing further was done. We also had an extremely unpleasant experience during check out, primarily due to the absolute incompetency of the hotel staff and especially the Asian origin manager(he refused to tell us his name) in charge was extremely unhelpful ! Best Western Hong Kong and Shenzhen rooms was not clean and not well maintained and especially in Hong Kong cuseway Not sufficient room for the baggage.Kai hotel in Singapore,rooms like a box,charging 150 Singapore Dollars,never again.

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Greece invite you to experience an unforgettable summer

chinafood8Hotel waiter delivering room service, breakfast in foregroundEvery day of Greek summer feels like a celebration – and that’s because it is! Greece celebrates summer from May until October. Hospitable, bright and colourful, it offers incredible treasures to all. Welcome to summer in Greece! Historic treasures Summer in Greece: ancient temples gaze out at the Aegean Sea. Portara in Naxos, Delos, Skarkos in Ios, Faistos in Heraklion, Crete. Famous summer destinations where Greece’s past is illuminated by the Mediterranean sun. Ancient Olympia, Knossos and the Ancient Valley of Gortyna, the monasteries of Mt Athos, Akrotiri in Santorini: all are just a stone’s throw from the sea, and should be high priority on your summer holiday itinerary. As should the archaeological museums, Byzantine monasteries, castles, towers, and ancient trails. In Greece, even the smallest sight has a big history. Discover it. Authentic moments in the Greek islands Discover authentic Greece when you travel to the islands of the Aegean and the Ionian. Donoussa, Schinoussa, Anafi, Kimolos, Halki, Kastelorizo. From Symi to Ikaria and Amorgos, Tilos, Kalymnos, Alonissos, Samothraki, Ithaca, Paxi, exotic Antipaxi, and the lush, green island of Lefkada. You’ll share meze, ouzo and local wine with fishermen, village leaders, and housewives who bake bread in wood-burning ovens. Over treats and delicacies like amygdalota (crushed almond shortbread), soumada (almond syrup), mastiha, homemade lemonade, and aromatic Greek coffee, the locals will share the stories of their land. Myths, customs and traditions are still alive today, passed along from generation to generation through word of mouth. They’ll share improvised poems and songs, and you’ll want to hum along. Summer in Greece is generous and pure. Water sports and boundless energy For water sports enthusiasts, the Greek summer provided the perfect backdrop: Perivolos in Santorini. Psarou, Paradise and Paranga in Mykonos. Punda Beach in Paros. Mylopotas in Ios. You’ll knock back shots at the fun-filled beach bars all day long. Multicoloured kiteboards and windsurf sails play in the waves and in the wind. Vouliagmeni in the Athenian Riviera. Paros. Mili and Vassiliki Beaches in Lefkada. Prasonisi in Rhodes, Sigri in Lesvos, Sarti in Halkidiki. Everyone is one under the sun. Beach volleyball and paddle ball. Scrabble and backgammon under the shade of your umbrella. Diving from the dock, tubing and water skiing. Beautiful bathing suits, colourful sarongs, tanned bodies and smiling faces. Greece’s beaches always emit a positive and vibrant vibe, thanks to young people from all over the world. Panoramic view of Navagio beach Sailing experiences in Greece A woman with a bathingsuit and sun hat in the Greek islands The famous beach of Navagio in Zakynthos Navagio in Zakynthos from above Balos beach in Crete The beautiful Balos beach on Crete island A taste of Greece and the Mediterranean Day after day your palate will be pleased. The Greek summer is overflowing with flavours and aromas: wild greens, fragrant fruits, legumes, vegetables, cheese, warm bread, extra virgin olive oil, fresh fish and seafood, homemade wine. Every place in Greece has its own microclimate. Every village, island and city has its own recipes. Whether you are walking with a slice of juicy watermelon along the beach, or indulging in a gourmet meal made with local produce, whether you’re dipping a slice of bread into pure olive oil or eating an oyster straight from the sea, the delicious flavours will overwhelm you. Wind in your sails Sea routes in the Greek islands: Santorini. Mykonos. Milos. Crete. Lefkada. Corfu. Zakynthos. Paxi. Award-winning marinas, picturesque fishing ports, hidden beaches, and bays with emerald water. More than 6,000 islands and islets, on a coastline more than 14,500 kilometres long – what more could yachting and sailing enthusiasts ask for! The summer winds in the Aegean are perfect for competitive sailing, while the calmer waters of the Ionian are ideal for smooth sailing. Dive into the fun Bonfires on the beach. Conversations, music, night swimming in a peaceful sea, under the moon. The barman concocts a new cocktail recipe, and treats you to shots with exotic flavours. The music pulses and the dancing begins. The same happens in the bars of Hora, where the Djs let the beat lift the lively crowd. Greek summer is synonymous with nightlife, that lasts until the sunrise. You’ll go straight from the club to the beach, and with that first dip in the sea your mind and body will be revived. It’s romantic and emotional, without a schedule or obligation. Just live it! You are all invited... To the fairs and festivals of August 15th throughout Greece, with their rituals, lutes and treats. To the traditional weddings, and the bridal procession through the island’s cobblestone streets. At the Saints Day fairs, where the locals serve you homemade food, raki and wine. To the big parties. To the cultural events and concerts at the open-air theatres overlooking the sea, or in the mediaeval fortresses. To the gastronomy festivals and ouzo celebrations. Hospitable, open-hearted, always ready to treat you, Greeks will welcome you with open arms. Because they want you to get to know Greece as it is – pure and authentic. And you will invite them into your heart forever. The hinterland No matter what beach in Greece you may find yourself on, it’s worth taking a trip into the hinterland. Nearby you’ll find traditional villages with shady squares lined with coffee shops. An archaeological site. A significant museum. Trails and parks. Lakes and wetlands. Popular destinations that offer unforgettable summer experiences are: Pelion, Crete, Messinia, Mani, Nafplio, Katerini, Preveza and Parga, Ilia and of course the Athenian Riviera with Sounion are just some of the places that will impress you, without ever having to leave the sea breeze.