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QUIZ: Which of these life-changing places should you visit?

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Which of these life-changing places should you visit?

 

Lofoten Islands

 

It would be no exaggeration to say that Norway's Lofoten Islands are incomparably breathtaking. Think dramatic mountains, colourful fishing villages, sheltered bays and the vast open sea, all illuminated by an indescribable Arctic light. Just a couple of days in this picturesque archipelago could give you a completely change your outlook on life.

 

Mexico City

 

Mexico's vibrant capital could best be described as a series of small cities. Each of the many neighbourhoods has its own distinctive character, like cool Condesa with its sidewalk cafes or Polanco with its world-class restaurants and the superb Soumaya Museum. Whatever you're looking for, with a little research you're bound to find it. It's a city that will shake up everything you think you know about Mexico and open your eyes to an abundance of culture and culinary delights.

 

Bordeaux

 

This elegant, picturesque 'wine capital of the world'

 

Bordeaux has the peaceful pace of the countryside as well as a busy city centre packed with restaurants and bars. It's absolutely unmissable and just a sip of its world-famous wine could change your palette forever.

 

Cape Town

 

Also known as the ‘Mother City', Cape Town is breathtakingly beautiful with a trendy twist. The coastal city in South Africa is cosmopolitan but also quintessentially African. With its craggy mountain ranges, exquisite beaches and stunning scenery, Mother Nature must have personally dropped in to bless this urban oasis.

 

New York City

 

Fast-paced and diverse with some of the world's best restaurants, bars, museums and galleries, New York City deserves its nickname 'the city that never sleeps'. Just being in the city, soaking in its pulsing atmosphere, is an experience that will change you for good.

 

When visiting somewhere new, you most enjoy…

 

Pick a dish.

 

What do you do at parties?

 

Plan a first date.

 

Describe your personal style.

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Could sleeper trains offer Germans cheap, low-carbon travel across Europe?

Several political parties in Germany have said they want to bring back sleeper trains in order to meet carbon emissions targets.

Could sleeper trains offer Germans cheap, low-carbon travel across Europe?
A sleeper train in Austria. Photo: dpa/APA | Georg Hochmuth

The Green party have said that they want to put state subsidies into night trains that will connect Germany with cities as far flung as St Petersburg in the north and Lisbon in the south.

According to the environmentalist party’s plans, 40 night rail lines could connect 200 destinations across the continent including islands like Mallorca, which would be linked in by train and ferry.

The Greens want the EU to buy a fleet of sleeper trains that could travel at speeds of between 200 km/h and 250 km/h.

The CDU have also announced plans to rebuild the country’s sleeper train services.

Deutsche Bahn stopped its last sleeper service in 2016 citing the high costs involved in maintaining its fleet that was not recuperated through ticket sales.

Earlier this year the state owned company said it had “no plans” to purchase new sleeper wagons.

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