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Taxis in London voted best in the world

The taxis in the British Capital of London came first for the third year in a row as the best in the world, according to an annual survey conducted by the Hotels.com.

Despite being the most expensive globally, travelers and other respondents described the drivers as nice and friendly and well-versed in the city's sights and sounds. 

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Zurich, Switzerland

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Almaty, Kazakhstan

Address: downtown Almaty Republic Square is the largest open public space in the city, flanked by impressive modern edifices on every side. The square is reminiscent of the tragic events of December 1986, when several Kazakh students were killed while protesting. Since the capital was shifted to Astana, the square has been largely renovated. It has been landscaped to a great degree, and new ...

King Hussein Park

King Hussein Park

Amman, Jordan

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Notre Dame de Paris (Cathedral of Notre Dame)

Notre Dame de Paris (Cathedral of Notre Dame)

Paris, France

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