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(CNN) — Shoulder season is almost here, when travel shifts from peak crowds and prices to something – hopefully – a little milder. Join us for our roundup of weekly travel news plus advice on where to travel in late 2022.
The seasons in the sun
If you want to vacation like the Europeans, skip the Riviera and the Amalfi Coast and check out our roundup of the continent’s lesser-visited delights, such as Portugal’s Alentejo region and Croatia’s Zadar archipelago. . And if you’ve saved your travel time until the summer rush is over, plan your trip now with our guide to the best places to go this fall. Cape Town and Buenos Aires are among the most popular tickets.
taste the world
Malted millet ice cream. Millet, a drought-resistant cereal, is a key crop in many semi-arid regions of Africa.
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The best times to travel are sightseeing and eating – and munching on street snacks lets you enjoy both at the same time. Asia is the undisputed king of mouthwatering and flavorful street food, from Hong Kong egg waffles to Japanese takoyaki. Here’s our roundup of 50 must-try delicacies.
In Africa, Ghanaian chef Fatmata Binta has introduced the nomadic Fulani food culture to people around the world through her traveling pop-up restaurant, while her charitable foundation helps support rural women across West Africa. And in Cape Town, a local creamery is experimenting with some rather daring flavors: Dare you try dried fish ice cream with Scotch Bonnet pepper?
Turkey drinks more tea than any other country; here’s how the new beers are shaking things up. And if you’re looking for something a little stronger, a beer garden in North Carolina holds the world record for most draft beers — check it out here. Finally, in Ukraine, a company sells wine recovered from a warehouse hit by a Russian missile. Find out how the team is fighting back after their $15 million loss.
Trains and airplanes
World premiere: 14 Coradia iLint launches passenger service on the first 100% hydrogen line.
Two pilots of an Ethiopian Airlines plane reportedly fell asleep and missed landing on a flight from Sudan to Ethiopia on August 15. Air traffic control was apparently unable to reach the crew before they overran the runway.
And on August 23, passengers traveling from France to England were stranded for hours in the undersea Channel Tunnel after their Eurotunnel train broke down. The 31.4 mile tunnel is one of the longest of its kind in the world.
Among the happier rail news, the world’s first hydrogen passenger trains have entered service in Germany. Fourteen fuel cell-powered trains will run exclusively on the ecological route in Bremervörde, Lower Saxony.
Severe drought conditions around the world have had the side effect that long-lost archaeological treasures are now regularly revealed.
Dozens of Nazi warships were also on display in eastern Serbia after water levels in the Danube plummeted. This is after last week’s discoveries of a 19th-century Welsh village and the “Spanish Stonehenge”.
The coolest streets in the world
Karangahape Road in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Time Out has just released its annual list of the world’s coolest urban streets where you’re sure to find strollers with flair. A Canadian thoroughfare known for its “killer cocktails” and “the best sandwiches in town” tops the list this year.
In case you missed it
Do you remember phone booths, travel agencies and showing up somewhere at an agreed time like we said?
Next month will mark 21 years since the small airport at Gander in Newfoundland, Canada, housed 7,000 people on 9/11.
The sad and turbulent story of the world’s first floating hotel.
Personalized travel items
Is there anything as chic as a monogrammed luggage? Our partners at CNN Underscored, a CNN-owned product review and recommendation guide, have rounded up 20 customizable travel accessories — from backpacks to packing cubes — that you can put your name on.