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    Faces of fear: Hilarious photos capture tourists' expressions of terror inside a haunted house

    These hilarious photographs capture the exact moment visitors to a horror theme park came face-to-face with terror inside the attraction.The images were captured as groups of people made their way through Nightmares Fear Factory in Ontario, Canada - a popular tourist attraction that claims to be the 'scariest haunted house' in the region.And even after decades in business, the attraction still draws countless thrill-seekers each year. These hilarious photographs capture the exact moment visitors to a horror theme park came face-to-face with terror inside the attraction The images were captured as groups of people made their way through Nightmares Fear ...

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    Passenger plane was forced to divert after 'crew were informed a ground worker had gone missing and was presumed locked in the cargo hold'

    A passenger plane travelling from Portugal to Angola was forced to divert after a ground worker loading cargo onto the aircraft was discovered missing.The flight, operated by TAAG Angola Airlines, was scheduled to travel from Porto to Luanda on Saturday.It was already en-route when the crew were informed of the possibility that the member of staff was trapped in the cargo hold and was forced to make a 'rapid descent' into Lisbon. A passenger plane travelling from Portugal to Angola was forced to divert after a ground worker loading cargo onto the aircraft was discovered missing (file photo) Flight tracking ...

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    Got the chance to visit the Maldives? Don t hang about! TV presenter Amanda Byram samples aerial yoga and water trampolining in the tropics

    Rumour has it that when the architect was commissioned to shape the One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives, he said he wanted each guest to feel like a king . He failed spectacularly. Because from the moment we set foot on the island, we felt like a god and goddess instead we were in heaven.After leaving Male s international airport, we were greeted by a band of merry men who promptly ushered us on to a luxury private yacht to take us to the resort. Dream escape: TV presenter Amanda Byram travelled to the Maldives for her honeymoon - above, ...

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    The Crafty Traveller: Don t let the Airbnb crooks kill your break

    Airbnb is an astonishing success. Since its creation eight years ago, the market-leading accommodation website, where hosts advertise spare rooms, apartments and even entire homes for rent, has been used by more than 100 million guests. The website now has 2.5 million listings around the world. Internet hit: Since Airbnb's creation eight years ago, the market-leading accommodation website has been used by more than 100 million guests (file photo)I have been one of its satisfied customers. In the past year I ve used Airbnb to rent apartments in Dorset, Dublin, Prague and Bergen in Norway. In each case they were ...

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    Even rain can t dampen that Disney magic: How the Eurostar has made getting to Disneyland Paris even easier

    Disneyland is inherently magical, but travelling with three children in tow is not. Nevertheless, aware that taking youngsters there is a rite of passage, we packed up and headed for Paris.We travelled by Eurostar, favouring the shorter and easier check-in and direct landing into the parks over a flight to Charles de Gaulle. Non-stop entertainment: The Mail On Sunday's Caron Kemp travelled to Disneyland in Paris. Above, the Disney paradeEurostar s greatest asset, though, was the Disney Express facility, which included the hand-delivery of our park entry tickets on board the train and the transportation of our luggage to our ...

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    Wrapped up in the real Africa: From voodoo ceremonies to close encounters with pythons - a unique insight into the magical continent

    Scrolling through my photos on the plane home from Africa, it was difficult to believe all that I d seen over the past two weeks. Was I really that person with the python draped around his neck? Had I posed with a band of voodoo musicians in a sacred forest, been driven to the windswept edges of a vast desert, walked through slave dungeons, seen bullocks being shepherded along a beach, and ascended the glorious Table Mountain?What had appealed to me about the Lands Of Wonder cruise on board Seven Seas Mariner was exactly this sort of variety. Making new ...

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    Savour the new Santorini: Author Giles Milton discovers the days of barely drinkable retsina are long gone as he embarks on an epicurean odyssey in the Aegean

    I must have been about ten when we went on a family holiday to Santorini. The airport was an old concrete shack, and tourists were still a novelty. Greece s most seductive island was as Greek as a glass of cheap retsina.Indeed, retsina was everywhere back then. When my father ordered wine to go with his dinner and was given the local resinous plonk, he sent it back, saying it tasted strange. The restaurant owner politely informed him that Greek wines were meant to taste strange. Picturesque: The Mail On Sunday's Giles Milton travelled to Santorini in Greece (above, the ...

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    Suspended service! China unveils its first ever elevated monorail where carriages are HUNG from the tracks like a rollercoaster

    China's first suspended railway has completed its test run without a hitch on Friday.The hanging train carriages were filmed in action in the city of Chengdu as they zipped along the elevated monorail at speeds of 60kmph.According to reports, the tests will continue until engineers have given it the all-clear but as of yet, no official opening date has been announced. Speeding along: China's first suspension railway, in the city of Chengdu, has completed its test run without a hitchInstead of electricity, the suspension system is powered by lithium batteries. Zhai Wanming, chief designer of the project, told People's Daily ...

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    The sky is on fire! Passenger captures the incredible moment a sea of clouds is transformed into 'molten lava' by the setting sun

    Most people expect to see a monotonous sea of clouds when they're flying at 37,000ft.But when one passenger looked out of her window mid-flight, she was surprised to discover that her plane appeared to be flying over a lava-spewing volcano.The vision that Penny Bowman from Melbourne, Australia, was greeted with was in fact an optical illusion created by the setting sun. Ms Bowman managed to capture a series of photographs that show the moment a perfectly average sunset turned into something quite stunning as her plane flew over Melbourne At first, the clouds just took on an orange tinge (left). ...

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    From solid oak walls lined with books to a wood-burning stove: Inside the cosy guesthouse that's perfect for a winter escape

    With winter right around the corner, it's time to start compiling a list of cosy retreats.And one couple from New York already have the ideal place to escape the brutal cold, thanks to a snug log cabin at the bottom of the garden at their holiday home.Jason and Suzanne Koxvold commissioned Studio Padron to design a 200-square-foot guesthouse-cum-library on their Ellenville property. Winter retreat: One couple from New York already have the ideal place to escape the brutal cold, thanks to a snug log cabin at the bottom of their garden No waste: The cabin was built from red oak ...

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    The course that makes you feel a champion! Strictly winner Chris Hollins tees off with his ex-footballer father John at Spain's top golf resort

    With putter in one hand and a glass of red in the other, my father said: I would love to play there. That was two years ago as he and I watched Miguel Angel Jimenez win the Spanish Open at the PGA Catalunya Resort, near Barcelona. Now, here we are, about to tee off on this famous course and, what s more, it s Dad s 70th birthday.We have always loved playing sport together it s the only time we have to catch up. In the swing: Chris and John on the Stadium Course at the PGA Catalunya Resort just ...

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    An Inspector Calls: Batty Langley s is a total joy in the heart of London and its Georgian-style rooms come with superb bacon butties in the mornings

    Rating: Batty Langley s is such a wacky name that it s a relief to discover that this quirky but beautifully appointed Georgian B&B in London s Spitalfields is a total joy.Mind you, my wife is in a proper bolsh on arrival. She has got hopelessly lost amid the City s gleaning glass buildings and then realises she s forgotten her washbag. I tell her she s also forgotten her sense of humour.But her mood changes as we walk through the hall with portraits of Batty (a successful 18th-century architect) and Mrs Langley on facing walls. Stepping back in time: ...

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    Wild and wonderful! The natural world sizzles on this glorious safari in South Africa where former poachers are being retrained as game keepers

    A hand-written card has been left on the table in our room. It urges us to pause, listen, smell, taste, feel and see while staying at Singita Ebony Lodge in South Africa.Whoever wrote the note could easily have added: learn.Because for all the game drives, sumptuous late breakfasts, sundowners in the bush, brandies by the pool, massages in the spa, a safari is a crash-course in animal welfare, an on-the-job tutorial into the workings of nature. Ready for action: The stylish Singita Ebony Lodge in South Africa sits on the Sabi Sand Reserve - it has 18,000 acres of private ...

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    An underwater escape: Inside the abandoned Soviet gulag that's now a popular attraction for DIVERS

    An abandoned Soviet gulag has become a popular dive site for adventurous explorers and tombstone jumpers thanks to the crystal-clear lake that now submerge much of the building.Rummu prison in Estonia was abandoned some 25 years ago when Stalin's empire collapsed and more than half of the 75ft building has since been flooded.Scuba divers from across Europe now flock to the area to explore the ruins of the prison. Rummu prison in Estonia was abandoned some 25 years ago when Stalin's empire collapsed and more than half of the 75ft building has since been flooded Scuba divers from across Europe ...

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    Risky wheelies and a shocking shark encounter: Winners of adrenaline-junkie photo contest capture daredevil stunts amid breathtaking landscapes

    These mindblowing images are the proud winners and runner-ups of an adrenaline-charged photo contest.Chosen from more than 36,000 submissions, the top 55 from the Red Bull Illume Awards were revealed at the Art Institute of Chicago this week, including the overall winners in each category.Photographer Lorenz Holder was crowned the Overall Winner for his breathtaking shot of athlete Senad Grosic riding his BMX bike across a bridge in Germany, with the reflection in the water underneath creating the illusion of a near-perfect circle. An incredible black-and-white photo of surfer Renan Faccini amid a huge swell in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, ...

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