The much-quoted adage that Britain had an "empire on which the sun never sets" is generally attributed to the Scottish author John Wilson - writing for the monthly periodical Blackwood's Magazine in 1829 under the pseudonym "Christopher North”. It was a statement which chimed with the times, neatly encapsulating the sheer size of a realm that spread its arms all the way west into the open spaces of Canada, all the way south to the furthest peripheries of the African continent, south-east into Australasia, and east into the ports and islands of China, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Keener-eyed readers will note that these words were written eight years before the dawn of what was, until recently, the longest royal reign in British history - but Queen Victoria has nonetheless become seen as the embodiment of this country's imperial pomp. She was the monarch who rarely travelled, but whose kingdom took in half of the world; the empress whose inscrutable gaze seemed to … [Read more...] about How Queen Victoria left her mark on every corner of the planet
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper When, if Ever, Is It Unethical to Visit a Country? Advertisement Supported by Seven well-traveled writers discuss the dilemma of whether or not to visit nations with oppressive governments. May 16, 2019 What should one consider when choosing where to travel? Every destination offers its own appealing reasons for visiting — from its food to its people, from its cities to its historical sites — and there are always the more practical concerns that weigh down any traveler (costs, visas, seasons, flight routes, internet access). But the 21st-century traveler is more knowledgeable than ever before — she must engage in the ethics of where she visits, and why. Global conflicts are not new, but in a shrunken world, we hear of them much more quickly and in much more detail than we would have a generation ago. This means … [Read more...] about When, if Ever, Is It Unethical to Visit a Country?
Binh Quoi-Thanh Da urban area project attracts 10 potential investors An aerial view of Binh Quoi-Thanh Da Peninsula Ten entities have so far put their names down to join a public tender for developing the Binh Quoi-Thanh Da ecological urban area, according to the HCMC Department of Planning and Investment. The municipal Department of Planning and Investment is in the process of preparing draft regulations for the tender and will then submit them to the city’s government for approval. To select financially capable participants, the city will issue some requirements, including placing deposits or pledging a certain amount of money to ensure the project will be executed as planned. The roster of these firms includes Roytrade Company; FED Vietnam; Petro Dong Nam A Trading Co., Ltd.; an alliance between Golden Star and another firm; an alliance of Thuan Tuan Service and Trading Investment JSC and Golden Wealth Global Pty Company; Environment and Traffic Congestion Handling JSC; Gia … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 16/3
52 Places To Go 2019 (Tag bylines with individual items.), New York Times Published 8:47 pm CST, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. Photo: Louise Denton Photography/Getty Images Photo: Louise Denton Photography/Getty Images Image 1 of / 39 Caption Close Image 1 of 39 Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. … [Read more...] about The New York Times picks 52 places to go in 2019