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#FridayFeature! Now this is a beautiful ice cream cone! Thanks @flaming.tigress for sharing your sweet treat in #Budapest using #IceCreamBBC!
Kananaskis Country in Alberta, #Canada, is renowned for beautiful views like this one, captured by @ananya.ray. Thank you for sharing using #bbctravel!
Sprawling across 8 hectares in #Marrakech, #Morocco, the Bahia Palace certainly lives up to its name, which translates to 'beautiful palace'. Constructed in the 19th Century, the palace is considered a masterpiece of Moroccan architecture. Lovely image @mimiho_giggity -- thank you for sharing using #bbctravel!
Did you know that #Iran claims to be the birthplace of ice cream? The frozen treat has been around for 2,000 years thanks to an ancient marvel of engineering. Click the link in our bio to learn more. Share your ice cream with us using #IceCreamBBC for your chance to be featured! #bbctravel
Anyone for ice cream? All through August BBC Travel will be uncovering ice cream traditions around the world. Check back each week for a new Frozen Flavour, and share your ice cream photos with us using #IceCreamBBC for your chance to be featured!
We love this narrow view of #Namibia's striking canyons. Thanks @berndvdc for sharing it with us using #bbctravel!
#FridayFeature! @photography_by_ko captured this incredible image of the night sky while hiking the Annapurna Circuit in #Nepal. Thanks for sharing it with us using #bbctravel!
Opened in 1908, the Hejaz Railway was built with the purpose of making it easier and safer for Muslim pilgrims to reach Mecca during hajj. The first section of the railway ran from Damascus to Medina; a distance that once took 40 days to cover on foot only took five days by train.
The Hejaz Railway was funded entirely by donations from Muslims, Ottoman state revenues and taxes, without any foreign investment. Because of this, "It's owned by all the Muslims in the world," said Azmi Nalshik, director general of Jordan Hejaz Railways. "It's like a mosque: it can't be sold." Click the link in our bio to learn more about ongoing efforts to preserve the Hejaz Railway. #bbctravel 📷: @mandyruggeri
#Tokyo's Shinjuku area is home to the world's busiest railway station and is famous for its entertainment and retail offerings. Lovely capture @spatari -- thank you for sharing using #bbctravel!
From afar, #Djibouti's Lac Assal looks like paradise with azure waters and dazzling white shorelines. But look more closely and you'll see that what appears to be sand is, in fact, salt. Ten times saltier than seawater, Lac Assal has fuelled Djibouti's salt industry for centuries, with members of the Afar and Issa communities harvesting the salt by hand and carrying it by camel caravan to Ethiopia.
Today, modern harvesting technology can be seen working in tandem with traditional techniques, and camel trains still traverse the landscape. Click the link in our bio to learn more! #bbctravel 📷: @atlasandboots
#FridayFeature! @jonburkholz snapped this gorgeous photo from the top of Piedra del Peñol in #Colombia. The monolith rises nearly 200m from the otherwise flat landscape of Guatapé. The climb to the summit is steep, but the views are certainly worth it! Thanks for sharing them with us using #bbctravel!
Thirty years ago, bistros represented half of the restaurant scene in #Paris. Today, that figure has dropped to 14%, with changing dining habits and rising rents putting the iconic bistro at risk of being lost forever.
To help preserve what he sees as a vital aspect of Parisian culture, restaurateur Alain Fontaine has launched a bid for #Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage status. "What we want to defend is this art de vivre in the bistro that allows us to live together, exchange together, this cultural melting pot," he said.
Click the link in our bio to read more! #bbctravel 📷: @vivsongviv
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