Visiting the world’s largest Starbucks in Tokyo
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Visiting the Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo - the largest Starbucks in the world.
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“Which movies own these towns? Let’s trot around the globe to 50 cities and attempt to determine which fictional films best exemplify their real-life setting.”
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“The ocean floor is the Earth’s last great uncharted region. Oliver Franklin-Wallis joins the man descending to the bottom of the deepest trenches on the planet.”
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An ‘unclaimed’ territory has been declared the Kingdom of Yellow Mountain, a home for the world’s displaced and oppressed
“A photography exhibition featuring more than 200 images from around the world explores the phenomenal complexity of modern life.”
“Architectural photographer Finbarr Fallon spent 5 years photographing Hong Kong’s hillside cemeteries. These terraced graveyards abut urban highrises.”
“The Safe Cities Index 2019 report is based on the third iteration of the index, which ranks 60 cities across 57 indicators covering digital security, health security, infrastructure security and personal security.”
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