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International Real Estate: House Hunting in … Colombia

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International real estateConsumer confidence and falling interest rates are helping the capital city of Bogotá compete for international home buyers.A Circular House in the Hills Outside Bogotá$2.7 MILLION (8.5 BILLION COLOMBIAN PESOS) This three-story, circular house is built into the hills outside La Calera, a small town in the eastern ranges of the Andes Mountains… Read More

Frugal Traveler: An Indian City Bursting With Action

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Frugal TravelerThe present-day version of Chennai in South India dates back to only the 1600s, so a relatively youthful exuberance should not come as a surprise.ImageCelebrations for a movie opening outside the Woodlands Cinema in Chennai.CreditPriyadarshini Ravichandran for The New York TimesDuring the opening weekend of the Tamil-language movie “Chekka Chivantha Vaanam,” a hard-boiled action… Read More

Passenger Took Loaded Gun by Accident on Delta Flight to Tokyo, T.S.A. Says

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U.S.|Passenger Took Loaded Gun by Accident on Delta Flight to Tokyo, T.S.A. SaysImageA Transportation Security Administration agent at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta this month. On Jan. 2, a passenger took a loaded gun through a checkpoint at the airport and on a Delta Air Lines flight to Japan, the T.S.A. said.CreditCreditJohn Bazemore/Associated PressA Delta… Read More

Wanted: A Nice Dinner Place for a Maine Island With a Long, Hungry Winter

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On Vinalhaven, where year-round dining choices are few, residents are mourning the closing of their beloved Salt, and hoping for a replacement.ImageJohn Feingold reluctantly closed his restaurant, Salt, in October, and has been trying to find another restaurateur to reopen the space. Salt was one of few options for dinner during the off-season.CreditCreditSarah Rice for… Read More