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Ice climber scales frozen Niagara Falls – video

Professional ice climber Will Gadd becomes first person ever to scale an ice wall at the Niagara Falls. Gadd says he had to do it after a part of the 167-foot Horseshoe Falls froze over due to the sub-zero winter temparatures. Gadd called the hour-long climb ‘really rewarding’, despite being battered by ice spray as the falls fell past him at 70 miles per hour Continue reading…

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Holiday guide to Goa: the best beaches, hotels and restaurants

A break in Goa can be much more than just a holiday on beautiful beaches: the Indian state has a fast-developing food and drink scene that embraces local and international flavours, as well as stylish modern hotels and ancient traditions
Inland Goa: an alternative to beach-side culture

Though it has changed hugely over the last couple of decades, Goa still has much to offer, especially for those in need of a blast of sunshine at this time of year. The hippy days are over, but Goa has evolved, so while Anjuna and Vagator beaches join Calangute in the file marked “overcrowded”, a heavenly relaxed beach vibe can still be found elsewhere: on the sands of Ashvem-Mandrem, for example, and in the bays and beaches of the far south.

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