Norway's coolest spots gallery

LOOK AT THE VIEW: Cabins are the camera and the landscape is the image at Juvet Landscape Hotel.

A trio of offbeat hotels where the experience goes beyond 400-count linen sheets and dazzling bathrooms.

Everything meets nothing gallery

Ion Hotel is embedded into the earth at one end and lifted above it at the other

The beauty of Thingvellir enveloped us like the fog as we wound our way through this fairytale land.

Cool activities trump luxury gallery

The Northern Lights above the Kirkenes Snow Hotel.

This trio of offbeat hotels offer experiences beyond 400-count linen sheets.

A drone's eye view of the Kremlin

DRONE'S EYE VIEW: Kiwi photographer Amos Chapple flew a drone over Russia. Here he's captured St Basil's Cathedral.

Penetrating Russia's veil of security is a feat rarely accomplished, but one lone Kiwi did just that.

Where to see the Berlin Wall gallery

Tourists stand in front of the Brandenburg Gate on June 16, 2009.

Sunday marks 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989.

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'Empire of the dead'

Skulls and bones are stacked at the Catacombs of Paris.

A place of fear, legend and exploration, this ghoulish burial site still draw thousands.

Street art or vandalism? video

Monsiuer Chat has once again stirred a debate between what is art and what is vandalism.

The French, rude?

Paris with the kids

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Colosseum needs new floor

The Colosseum in Rome.

Italy's culture minister has backed a proposal to rebuild the floor of Rome's Colosseum.

New lights and new limits

Only a set number of tourists with be able to see the chapel's new lights after the Vatican set a quota on visitors.

Sauce of course: Preparing a pizza.

The pizza purists of Naples

Don't say cheese in the birthplace of a world culinary favourite.

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Where to see the Berlin Wall gallery

Tourists stand in front of the Brandenburg Gate on June 16, 2009.

Sunday marks 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989.

Tales from Oktoberfest gallery

This year, it became clear that I'm too old to camp - or at the very least, to camp at Oktoberfest.

Germany celebrated 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall by throwing a huge open-air street party at the iconic Brandenburg Gate.

25 years since Berlin Wall's fall video

Germany threw a huge open-air street party at the iconic Brandenburg Gate.