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Charles Friedo Frize World Travel Guide And Advice.The aim of my travel blog is to give you advice and tips on the best travel destinations.

Egypt - Nile Cruise In the Footpath Of The Pharaohs

Egypt is where history first emerged. It is here that we have the first pictographic record of events and persons. Hieroglyphics, the system of writing used by ancient Egyptians can be traced back to about 3200 BC. At about 3180 BC, the nations of Upper and Lower Egypt were brought under the rule of a single king titled Pharaoh.

The first Pharaoh is thought to have been Menes, who set his capital at Memphis, 22 km south of Giza in today's Cairo. The Pharaohs established the systems that brought forth the highly successful Egyptian civilization.

The history of Ancient Egypt lasted for about 3,000 years.

Ancient Egypt declined, was overrun and thereafter ruled by foreign powers. The Greeks and Romans who ruled after the decline were aware of the great similarity between their own gods and those of the Egyptians.

They not only tolerated Egyptian religion, but also expanded existing temples and dedicated new ones to existing cults.

Some of the new overlords, Alexander the Great for example, styled themselves as divine priest-kings in imitation of the Pharaohs.

Emperor Theodosius, who reigned after Christianity became the state religion in Rome, extinguished the last remnants of the living culture.

The Egyptians worshipped hundreds of gods - a great offense against the monotheistic religions; whose first article of faith is that there is only one God. Theodosius decreed in AD 391 that all pagan temples in the Roman Empire be closed.

The Arabs, who brought Islam to Egypt in 640 AD, also had no time for deities such as Anubis the jackal, Horus the falcon god or even Amon the king of the gods.

Ancient Egypt was dead for one thousand five hundred years, until the French came across the Rosetta Stone in the nineteenth century invasion of Egypt by Napoleon. This priceless discovery was inscribed in both Greek and Egyptian, and it was the key that allowed the deciphering of Hieroglyphics by Jean-Francois Champollion in 1822.

The voluminous literature produced by Ancient Egyptians was now accessible to curious scholars. This rekindled great interest in Ancient Egypt in the West that remains undiminished to this day.

Religion is the common theme running through the attractions of ancient Egypt...

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Rome - Places To See And Stay In The Eternal City

Roma, Eterna Cita (Engl. Rome, Eternal City)! The capital of Italy is located on the rivers Aniene and Tiber, close to the Mediterranean Sea.

With a population of almost 4.3 millions (2016), it is the largest city in the country.

Rome is also the country's largest and most populated comune and fourth-most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits.

The Vatican City is an independent country geographically located within the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city: for this reason Rome has been often defined as capital of two states.

The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium; Italian: Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo, is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy.

Built of concrete and sand, it is the largest amphitheatre ever built.

The Colosseum is situated just east of the Roman Forum.

Construction began under the emperor Vespasian in AD 72, and was completed in AD 80 under his successor and heir Titus.

Further modifications were made during the reign of Domitian (81–96).

These three emperors are known as the Flavian dynasty, and the amphitheatre was named in Latin for its association with their family name (Flavius)...

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Manhattan - Vacations In Manhattan

Manhattan: A number of people think that Manhattan and New York City are synonymous, but they are not.

Everyone should get to see New York City in his or her lifetime, but this network of neighbourhoods can be intimidating without guidance.

Manhattan is only one of the five boroughs that make up New York City.

There is much to see and do in Manhattan that it could take weeks to visit everything.

First, familiarize yourself with the best ways to get around the city.

Since you will probably be spending most of your time outdoors, check the weather and plan accordingly.

Manhattan is the home of the Empire State Building, Time Square, Central Park, Greenwich Village, China Town, the former site of the World Trade Center, Brooklyn Bridge, Battery Park and the Statue of Liberty, and much much more.

Let us not forget some activities that you can do while in Manhattan, you can see a Broadway show, check out the wineries. Take a self-guided tour of Rockefeller Center to discover the art-deco masterpieces that this 19-building complex contains.

Check out the sober grandeur of Grant's Tomb National Monument near Riverside Church, hey and while you are there go ahead and climb the Church bell tower to see the fabulous city views.

Want more ways to watch your wallet? Museum of Modern Art-, which hosts Target Free Fridays from 4-8pm, or Staten Island Ferry- where you can enjoy the skyline views, plus a trip to Staten, The Cathedral of St. John and tour the world's largest Gothic cathedral. Of course there is Central Park - where nature never charges a fee.

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Switzerland Tourism - Travel Guide And Tips

Switzerland tourism has always being on the up.

Aren’t you the lucky one?

A trip to Switzerland is in your future and maybe you are wondering how to spend your time.

There are so many things to see and do in this country.

Hiking is one of the most exciting things to do in Switzerland.

Once the snow melts the Swiss Alps become extremely crowded but you can not imagine the beauty until you have experienced it, crowded or not.

Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to beautiful lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps.

Numerous Old Towns within its cities contain medieval landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Cathedral of Bern.

Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are renowned.

If you are looking for something a little less crowded you can always find more isolated areas where you can hike in peace.

There are many regional celebrations in Switzerland.

You can check online sites before you travel and find out which celebrations will be in progress during your visit.

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The capital of Italy is located on the rivers Aniene and Tiber, close to the Mediterranean Sea.

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Newport Beach ca - Balboa Fun Zone

Newport beach ca: One of California's oldest and greatest coastal amusement parks, the Balboa Fun Zone is a great place for your entire family.

With plenty for the entire family to do, the Fun Zone can make the time just fly by.

Perfectly situated on the Balboa Peninsula along Newport Beach, the Balboa Fun Zone has always managed to rival with top amusement park giants such as Sea World, Disneyworld, and even Belmont Park.

For more than 50 years, the Fun Zone in Newport Beach has provided people with something to do either day or night.

Residents of the area and those who have visited in the past can recall the big name bands and loud music that streamed from the infamous Rendezvous Ballroom.

From basking on the sandy yet pristine beaches to exploring the Fun Zone areas, you'll quickly find that there's always something to do here...

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Los Angeles - LA County Arboretum And Botanic Garden

Los AngelesIn The city of Arcadia California, right next door to Pasadena, is where you will find The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden.

A beautiful and peaceful 127 acre botanical garden and historical site jointly operated by the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation.

The Arboretum is located across from the Santa Anita Race Track at 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA, 91007.

It is open daily from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; admission closes at 4:30.

Adults: $9.00 Students with ID. and Seniors age 62 and older: $6.00 Children Ages 5-12: $4.00 Children under 5: free Members free

Children under 5 and members are admitted free. Unlike most attractions these days, parking is free.

In the middle of the Arboretum sits the four acre Baldwin Lake which has been used in filming numerous movies and television shows.

"Johnny Weissmuller swam in LASCA Lagoon/Baldwin Lake for three decades as Tarzan and later Jungle Jim.

A local news story reported that he, in fact, set an unrecorded Olympic swim record when a cage of crocodiles was accidentally opened during filming (Weissmuller beat the crocs to the lake shore).

Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour took up a month-long watery Baldwin Lake residence in homes on stilts for the filming of Road to Singapore in 1939, the same year the Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.,/Madeleine Carroll film Safari managed to sink a paddle wheel boat in the same lake.

Undaunted, television's original "Fantasy Island" lowered a pontoon plane by helicopter onto Baldwin Lake and propelled it across the water to disembark visitors to Mr. Roark's island paradise.

For Alex Haley's "Roots II", Baldwin Lake became Kunta Kinte's river home in Africa."

Don’t just peek through the windows of the Arboretum’s Queen Anne Cottage, come inside to see the historic Treasures! The cottage, with its marble terrace, Victorian furnishings and treasures provides a charming opportunity for the whole family...

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Germany Attractions - Travel Tips And Guide

Germany attractions : The Federal republic of Germany is the most influential country of Europe.

It has witnessed the most controversial facts of history like Nazism, Holy Roman Empire and the building and demolition of the Berlin wall.

With many magnificent castles it has wealth of art and culture. German is the widely spoken language in Germany, but outsiders can find many English speaking locals especially in the common tourist destinations.

Weather

The weather here is very unpredictable as there is a possibility of the odd shower as you will find of some of the countries in Europe not close to the meditarranean, so carry clothes accordingly.

April and May are the months of spring which brings in full bloom of fruits and flowers.

Months from May to September have very fine weather with sunny skies and offers the best time for travelling and site-seeing...

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Santa Monica - Visit California

The beach city of Santa Monica, California, with it's average year round temperature of about 68 degrees Fahrenheit, good air quality, 245 acres of state beach, over 3,800 hotel rooms, numerous restaurants and abundant shopping is not only a destination for millions of Southern California day-trippers, it is also a popular destination for vacationers from all over the United States and the world.

The city is also home to the Santa Monica Pier, where you can fish day and night, watch the waves, view the wonders of the undersea world at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, dance under the stars to music from big name bands and musicians.

You can also ride the Ferris wheel, ride a carousel horse or a roller coaster, dine in an ocean view restaurant, entertain yourself at an arcade, watch street performers, jugglers and roller bladers, and shop for souvenirs.

For shopping you can go to the Third Street Promenade, an outdoor, pedestrian-only shopping and entertainment destination where you can spend the whole day.

There are more shops are on adjacent boulevards and neighboring 2nd and 4th street...

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Germany - Alpirsbach Monastery Medieval Sandstone Island

Germany : Attracting multitudes of tourists every year, Europe promises the ancient, the diverse, and the completely fascinating.

Most travelers scurry past the major sites and cram in as much as possible in order to get through a list of 'must sees.

Unfortunately, much is overlooked due to lack of time and money while the infinite unique treasures sometimes hidden for the resourceful traveler remain undiscovered and unappreciated.

Not that visits to the key attractions should be dissuaded! On the contrary, I'm simply inviting the European travelers to dig a little deeper into their destination country and find the gems that will make them smile as they recall them even decades later.

Remember and celebrate the taste of a fresh German pretzel, the sweet smell of the air in a Tuscan vineyard, or the baby soft petals in a colorful field of Dutch tulips.

Savour an entire spectrum of sensory bliss as you skip from one country to the next, searching for that tiny unique detail that you will fondly relish for the rest of your life.

Nestled in the Northern Black Forest, Alpirsbach Monastery echoes with the souls that once worshipped within its walls.

While clinging to a forgotten time with a white-knuckled grip, the monastery boasts a 900-year history beautifully kept intact while the world outside changed and modernized.

Founded in 1095, the Benedictine monastery easily humbles the proud and quiets the boisterous.

Upon entering its doors with the massive brass lion doorknockers, it's evident that this is a sanctuary of sanctuaries.

The red sandstone beams warm tones during the day and leaps to an almost blinding glow as the sun begins to set...

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#AlaskaVacation - Adventure And Dream Destinations #usa #FrizeMedia

An Alaska vacation offers incredibly diverse and enjoyable experiences for those who seek something unique.Snow white mountains, seacoast glaciers, stunning National Parks, brown bears,soaring eagles.

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#Africa - #Travel Guide Information #Tourism #FrizeMedia

The cradle of mankind.Africa covers an area of 30.4 million sq.km and that equates to about 20 percent of the total land surface of the earth and six percent of the earth surface.

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#LasVegas #Travel Packages - #Entertainment #Tourism #FrizeMedia

The best Las Vegas travel packages are all here.Las Vegas is a city that caters to anyone and everyone interested in exploring a non-stop explosion of bright lights and high energy.

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Newport Beach ca - Balboa Fun Zone

Newport beach ca: One of California's oldest and greatest coastal amusement parks, the Balboa Fun Zone is a great place for your entire family.

With plenty for the entire family to do, the Fun Zone can make the time just fly by.

Perfectly situated on the Balboa Peninsula along Newport Beach, the Balboa Fun Zone has always managed to rival with top amusement park giants such as Sea World, Disneyworld, and even Belmont Park.

For more than 50 years, the Fun Zone in Newport Beach has provided people with something to do either day or night.

Residents of the area and those who have visited in the past can recall the big name bands and loud music that streamed from the infamous Rendezvous Ballroom.

From basking on the sandy yet pristine beaches to exploring the Fun Zone areas, you'll quickly find that there's always something to do here.

You can go out on the Balboa Pier as well, which was built in 1912 as a way to go from Balboa to Catalina Island.

The pier is also one of the few to survive the well known yet destructive coastal storms California endured during the 1980's.

Those of you looking for adventure and travel would enjoy the Catalina Flyer, which is actually one hour to Catalina Island.

The island ferry at Balboa Island only costs a few bucks or so, yet it takes you to the well known Catalina Island.

One of the biggest attractions here is the well known Fun Zone ferris wheel.

Since 1936, this wheel has proved to be a night and day landmark at the Fun Zone, calling out to all to enjoy the fun...

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Festival And Feast - A Comprehensive Explanation

The terms festival and feast,usually,but not always,involves eating,drinking or both,in relation with a specific kind of rite.

It might be passage, death, sacrificial rites, seasonal or commemorative observances, and rites celebrating the ending of fast periods.

Fasting, the opposite of feasting, has often been affiliated with purification rites.

It can also be described as preparatory discipline for the celebration of feasts and rites.

Festivals often include not only feasting,but also dramatic dancing, athletic events, carnivals and revelries at times.

Throughout the history of human culture, certain days or periods of time have been set aside to commemorate, ritually celebrate, re-enact, or anticipate events.

The anticipated events might be changing of seasons, agricultural, religious, or sociocultural.

This gives meaning and cohesiveness to an individual and to his religious, political, or socioeconomic community.

Because such days or periods generally originated in religious celebrations or ritual commemorations, they usually tend to include sacred community meals, referred to as feasts or festivals...

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Switzerland Tourism - Travel Guide And Tips

Switzerland tourism has always being on the up.

Aren’t you the lucky one?

A trip to Switzerland is in your future and maybe you are wondering how to spend your time.

There are so many things to see and do in this country.

Hiking is one of the most exciting things to do in Switzerland.

Once the snow melts the Swiss Alps become extremely crowded but you can not imagine the beauty until you have experienced it, crowded or not.

Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to beautiful lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps.

Numerous Old Towns within its cities contain medieval landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Cathedral of Bern.

Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are renowned.

If you are looking for something a little less crowded you can always find more isolated areas where you can hike in peace.

There are many regional celebrations in Switzerland.

You can check online sites before you travel and find out which celebrations will be in progress during your visit.

Get a real feel for the country, the people and the culture by attending one of these events.

Dining in this country is a culinary thrill.

German, French and Italian foods are on the menus depending on which region you are in...

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Student Travel - 6 Suggested Historical Destinations For Student Travel

Student travel promises to be an enjoyable trip.

Not only do students visit several places, they could also learn so much on every trip.

And since air travel agencies as well as travel sites provide students with travel discount and special student travel rate, student travel is becoming more and more available for greater number of students who want to explore and learn more about the world.

For first time travelers, here are some historical destinations you can consider for your student travel:

Athens

As the center of knowledge, government, and system in the ancient world, every student would be amazed how this ancient city grew and evolved.

Students can visit Acropolis, Agora, Library of Hadrian, Kerameikos, Olympieion & Southeast Athens, Pnyx, Roman Agora & Tower of the Winds, Arch of Hadrian, City Eleusinion and other ancient sites in this ancient city of Athens.

Egypt

Visit one of the earliest civilizations founded in this part of the world.

Egypt features 3000 years old city in the banks of River Nile.

Egypt is also one of the oldest tourist spots in the world with visitors coming from the ancient Rome and Greece.

Moving your way south from Cairo, the nation’s capital, you can stop at Giza where the infamous Great Pyramid stands.

It was built by Pharaoh Khafu in the year 2550 BC. Standing at 147 meters, it was the largest and the most ambitious structure built in ancient Egypt requiring 2.3 million stone blocks to erect.

Also at Giza, see the Pyramid of Khafre home of the Sphinx.

It was built 30 years after the Great Pyramid.

As the second largest, the Pyramid of Khafre stands at 144 meters or 471 feet.

The third pyramid located at Giza, the Pyramid of Menkaure, stands at 65 meters or 213 feet...

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Costa Rica - Points Of Interests And Travel Guide

Costa Rica literally translates into "Rich Coast," so named by Columbus for the gold necklaces worn by the native people when he arrived in the early 16th century.

However misleading the name might have been for gold hunters, it appropriately describes Costa Rica's copious coastline, which is an endless paradise for surfers, scuba divers and those in need of tranquil relaxation.

Costa Rica is also a bastion of political tranquility, which has historically marked the country as an attractive destination for Central and South American travelers.

Not a single gun-shot was fired when Costa Rica earned its independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821.

Democratic development progressed after independence and in 1949 Costa Rica become the first country in the world to abolish its army, setting a historic precedent for other democratic nations in the region.

Spider Monkey Around

Without a military budget, Costa Rica has had the luxury of allocating a considerable sum toward systems of wilderness conservation and cultural preservation.

Over 25 percent of the nation's territory, rich with biodiversity, is protected by national parks.

While basking on the Caribbean shores, visit Tortuguero National Park to witness the most important nesting site of the endangered green turtle.

If you are lucky, you may also get to see the giant leatherback turtle (the largest known turtle at an adult weight of 1,500 pounds!) nesting in the park's sand...

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#Croatia - The Jewel In The Mediterranean #Travel #tourism #FrizeMedia

Croatia covers over 4800 km (3,000 miles) of the mediterranean coastline and can boast of at least 1,185 islands.It forms a meeting point connecting the mediterranean and central Europe

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#Canada - An Overview And #Travel #FrizeMedia #DigitalMarketing

Canada is located in North America and stretches all the way from the Atlantic to the Pacific,being made up of ten Provinces and three Territories.A country of outstanding natural beauty,

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#SanSebastian #Spain - #Travel Guide And Tours #FrizeMedia

San Sebastian Spain also known as Donostia-San Sebastian is the capital province of Gipuzkoa in the basque country.Surrounded by beaches its blessed with pristine beauty

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Luxury Car Rental #Tuscany - Dream Rides #Travel #FrizeMedia #italy

Seasoned travellers and novices alike will find it is not challenging to arrange a luxury car rental in Tuscany.

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#America - Great USA Locations To Add To Your #Travel #FrizeMedia

Travel America guide helps you locate some of the great spots to add to your travel itinerary.

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#Alaska - A Majestic Destination #Travel #Tourism #FrizeMedia

There are many scenic pictures that can help to captivate the feeling that one might have when rolling across the crisp white snow with a dog-drawn sled.

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Cheap Airline Flights - Main Carrier Deals And Great Ways To Save

Cheap Airline Flights: A round-the-world trip remains the world's greatest journey.

For two out of every three people, this is the ultimate travel experience, according to recent research.

Needless to say, in a world obsessed by travel, travelers and travel agents are both looking for the cheapest tickets and airfares available.

Cheap airline flights, in most cases, can be obtained from wholesale dealers and discounters.

If your requirements are simple - you want a round-trip ticket from one place to another, you have a particular airline on your mind and you have definite dates; then you can go directly to the source - to the ticket discount agency which buys cheap tickets in bulk from wholesalers and consolidators.

In real life most trips require more planning, and most people need a help from the agent to figure out what would be the best air ticket solution for their particular case.

Cheap airfares to a particular region can often be found with local airlines that specialize in that country.

Sometimes an agency that operates and retails tours to a particular country will have a discount agreement with the national carrier and will sell discount tickets on that airline.

With a bit of research through travel magazines aimed at the particular country of your choice, you can often find agencies dealing with national carriers for that country.

For the cheapest possible airfare to many places the most affordable prices are often found in local travel agencies that deal with a particular destination selling round-trip discount airline flights - most likely to the capital of that country and a few main cities...

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Siena - Medieval Life And Horse Racing In Italy

Siena: Italy has many well-known travel destinations such as Rome. Less publicized destinations such as Siena are even better.

Siena

Located roughly an hour outside of Florence, Siena is one of the great places in Italy to visit.

When you think gothic architecture and medieval town, you think of Siena.

Built as a fortified city behind large, thick walls on a small mountain, Siena oozes history.

Cars are barred from much of the city, so you can meander down ancient brick alleyways below towering wall-to-wall residences.

In Siena, you’ll find a relaxed way of life, two music schools and just a general feel of what Italy must have been like in the past.

Head to the Piazza del Campo in the heart of the city and grab a seat in a café...

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Lake District - Lake District Traditions

Lake District. There is little doubt that those who have visited the regions of the Lake District and Cumbria will recall and recount with pleasure the images of the lakes, mountains and tarns which together are the fundamental components of this beautiful area.

There may also be some damp memories of a place with an above average rainfall.

A notorious feature of the region is one where rapidly changing weather conditions can transform a rainy day to one of clearing skies and sunshine within a short space of time, or vice-versa.

This is especially so on the higher ground, and it is easy to visualize the difficulties experienced by the hill farmers and those workers, who, in earlier times, toiled all year round to collect the stone scattered on the fell-sides to use for building the dry stone walls which wind up and over seemingly impossibly steep gradients.

Areas of these fell-sides are the proving grounds in the traditional tests of skill and endurance by the men and women fell racers, and the dogs in the hound trailing contests.

Born in 1808, Will Ritson, a shepherd, wrestler, and latterly, landlord of the Wasdale Head Inn, was renowned as a highly entertaining raconteur of colourful tales.

It is reported that even William Wordsworth and Thomas De Quincey on occasions, were to be found among an appreciative crowd of listeners.

He told of owning a dog, a cross between a trail hound and a golden eagle, capable of soaring over the dry stone walls and any other obstacle in its path.

Credulous visitors from out of County were enthralled by his account of locally grown giant turnips, which, he said, were of such massive proportions, that villagers would spend weeks carving out edible portions before surrendering the remaining outer skins as shelters for the Herdwick sheep...

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Croatia - Discovering The Jewel In The Mediterranean

Croatia forms a meeting point connecting the mediterranean and central europe, and linking the Alps and the Pannonian plain.

Its relatively tiny territory is made up of an extensive variety of landscapes.

A strikingly beautiful country, it is gradually re-emerging from the challenging years of conflict and recapturing it's role as a trendy holiday destination.

It's capital is Zagreb.

Natural Geography

Covering an area of 56,542 sq km (21,825 sq miles), Croatia has a population of around 4.5 million with an average of 78 inhabitants per square kilometre.

Since the division of former Yugoslavia, and croatia self-determination, the country has been bordered by Slovenia, Hungary, Bosnia Herzegovinia and the two new independent republics of Serbia, and Montenegro.

It is not a large territory, but it has a wide variety of natural and man-made environments.

From a topographical point of view the country is made up of three types of terrain.

A great extent is mountainous, with peaks up to 2,000m (6,560 ft) high, mostly masked with forest and pasture.

In the west, the country is bordered by the Adriatic Sea; the Dalmatian Coast, which narrows towards the south-east, ends at the Bay of Kotor.

More than 600 islands lie off the Adriatic Coast to the north-east and have always belonged to Croatia.

The largest, Krk, has it's own airport...

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Machu Picchu - The Inca Trail And Other Trek Routes

Machu Picchu: The Inca Trail is undoubtedly Peru's most popular trekking route.

Recommended for the physical fit only, it runs for more than 40km and reaches 4,200 m.a.s.l. at its highest point, the Warmiwañuska or Dead Woman's Pass.

The stone-paved trail, discovered in 1960 and part of the more than 23,000 km of roads built by the Incas across South America, crosses a remarkable range of natural landscapes and eco systems, from thick tropical jungle to the bear, unwelcoming rocks of the Andean mountains.

All in all it's probably the most beautiful walk in South America.

The Trail takes three to four days of tough hiking, and can be commenced at Chillca (Kilometre 76 of the Cusco-Machu Picchu railway) or, most frequently, at Qorihuayrachina, Kilometre 88 of the railway.

The first day is relatively easy, and includes along the route the Inca ruins of Cusichaca, Q'ente, Pulpituyoc, and Llaqtapata, a site used for crop production remained well preserved.

The second day is the hardest of all, mainly because the ascent becomes increasingly steep.

The trail follows original Inca stonework that climbs uphill, ending just short of the actual Warmiwañuska or Dead Woman's pass, at 4,200 m.a.s.l.

The crossing of the pass opens day three, after camping in the Pacaymayo valley.

From here it’s downhill...

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Florence - American Cemetery In Florence

Florence is the heart of the art located in the middle of Tuscany. It has represented for centuries the cradle of art, in all its forms and expressions.

This enormous and priceless heritage has attracted people from all over the world, making Florence one of the most popular tourist destinations.

This has not always been the case though, at least for some years.

Thousands of soldiers were sent to Europe, and Italy, during the Second World War and Florence became a land to conquer and then to defend.

Museums, churches, cathedrals, piazzas and other beauties of Florence were no longer the aim of those who came from far away.

Sadly, many would not make their way back home and thanks to their lives, Florence, Italy and Europe could find again its previous freedom.

For those who want to pay homage to these lost but not forgotten lives, they can visit the Florence American Cemetery, located on the west side of Via Cassia, about 10 km south of Florence.

The Rome-Milan motorway passes nearby and its Certosa-Florence exit is about 3 km from the cemetery.

The "SITA" bus station provides a frequent bus service along Via Cassia.

The bus stop is conveniently located just outside the cemetery gate.

The site covers seventy acres and is duly kept in perfect order, with a variety of beautiful trees and bushes around immaculate lawns, on the west side of the Greve River...

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Margaret Island - Paradise in Budapest

Margaret Island.The Danube River runs through the center of Budapest in Hungary.

In the middle of the city chaos lays an oasis of tranquility.Margaret Island is one of the unique elements of Budapest.

The island is located in the middle of the Danube River in central Budapest and is a little more than 1 mile long and 500 yards wide.

With the exception of a hotel at the south end, the island is free of cars and buildings.

Historically, Margaret Island served as a private park for Hungarian royalty and you can see why.

The island consists mostly of paths flanked by old growth trees, rose gardens and tailored lawn areas.

Peacocks walk freely around the island and wild ducks nest throughout the island.

At the south end of the island, you can visit hot thermal springs, walk on paths through peaceful ponds or relax in front of tiered water cascades.

During part of the year, plays are undertaken at an outdoor theater.

Next to the theater is a 187ft high octagonal water tower (víztorony), which was built in 1911.

The tower is an elegant Art Nouveau, and as a UNESCO monument. It also acts as a watchtower and exhibition area.

The island is named after Princess Margaret, the daughter of King Bela IV. If the beauty of the island is a reflection of the Princess, she must have been one impressive woman.

These days, the island is open to the public and serves as a recreation area.

During the weekdays, workers in Budapest pour out of the city and onto the island for lunch breaks...

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Disneyland Vacations - Disney World Vacation Tips

Disneyland vacations gives you tips and secrets about how to plan your perfect Disneyland resort vacation.

Whether planning a trip to the original Disneyland in California or the Walt Disney World of Orlando,Florida,you sure are in for a very special treat at the house of Mickey.

Walt Disney and his brother Roy Disney founded Disney studios in 1923.

Walt began to realize when traveling with his own children that there was a great need for a fun family oriented park with the positive aspects of carnivals but minus the off-putting.

Many people who visited his studio wrote letters expressing their enjoyment, and he became committed to creating the park, eventually purchasing 160 acres of land in Orange County, California.

Seeking outside financing,Walt created a TV show called Disneyland for the ABC television network,a show which lasted many years and is still in reruns today under the various names it held: Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color,Walt Disney's Wonderful World, and World of Disney.

The show at all times opened with a scene from Disneyland and the fairy,Tinkerbell,spreading fairy dust.

Opening day in 1955 included Walt's guests; Bob Cummings,Ronald Regan, Art Linkletter, and a massive crowd.

Disneyland was quickly becoming the most popular theme park in the world.

Disneyworld in Florida opened in 1971.

It includes the Magic Kingdom,Epcot, Disney-Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom,as well as two water parks, six golf courses, a sports complex,an auto race track, more than 20 hotels and many other sources of entertaining,shopping and dining suited for the entire family.

Disneyworld in Florida is the world's largest theme park.

Disney originally envisioned his Florida property to be simply a larger Disneyland that could expand without the land limits of the California Park.

He also wanted to include EPCOT,the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.

A true man of vision, Disney created the place to be a land of fun for all the family, but Disney passed away in 1966 and wasn't able to see it fulfilled.

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Cape Town - Visit Table Mountain

Cape Town: Table Mountain is probably the biggest tourist attraction in the Western Cape Province.

Whenever anyone lands, the first port of call is most definitely this magnificent mountain with its “table top”.

The base of Table Mountain consists out of granite while most of the mountain is sculpted from sandstone and rises about 1 086 m above the bay.

Its flat summit measures around 3 km from one end to the other.

Table Mountain has been declared a national monument and is home to more than 1 470 species of plants.

This is more than all the plant species put together in the whole of the British Isle!

Many of these plants appear nowhere else on earth including the rare Silver Tree.

On a clear day, the mountain is visible from over 200 km on the open sea.

Most definitely a sight worth seeing.

Take a boat out on the open sea and experience this breathtaking sight.

It is unbelievable to think that people say Table Mountain was formed under the sea, and because of erosion over millions of years (and many other reasons), it takes on the shape it has today.

Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head appear on the eastern and western side of the “table”.

Table Mountain is as well known for its “tablecloth” as it is for the flat top shape of a table.

You might ask what this tablecloth is, so let met quickly explain.

During the summer months (December – February, but sometimes longer), a great amount of cloud cover appears over the top of the mountain when the southeaster blows.

This causes a white cover that looks exactly like a tablecloth, used in the kitchen or anywhere else.

Safe access to the summit of Table Mountain can be obtained by the cable car that was opened in 1929.

This cable car has expanded and changed so much that the newest car even rotates!

You can see a 360°C view without having to move, or push other people around you...

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#Alaska Fishing Lodge - Natures Habitat #Travel #FrizeMedia

An Alaska Fishing Lodge is among the most treasured and most popular fishing lodges in the United States.

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#Europe - Explore Exotic European #Travel Destinations #FrizeMedia

Europe is one of the seven continents.Of all the seven continents,it is only bigger than Australia.

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#London #England - Old Lady of Threadneedle Street Museum #FrizeMedia

London England.The “Old Lady of Threadneedle Street Museum,” or the Bank of England Museum as it is popularly known is one site which any person visiting the capital just cannot miss.

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#Tanzania - 10 Top Rated Tourist Destinations #travel #FrizeMedia

Tanzania.The Ngorongoro Crater is stunning and certainly unique.The crater has an instant and mind-blowing initial impact on all ones senses.Designated as a World Heritage Site,the crater has one of the most substantial concentrations of wildlife any where in Africa.

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#Tanzania - Ras Kutani Beach Resort #travel #FrizeMedia

Ras Kutani in Tanzania is one of the best beach hideaways in the world according to Tatler.Quiet, away from it all but with fabulous rooms,great food and friendly unpretentious service.This should be on everyones itinerary.You must go there,it is as simple as that.

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#London - #Travel The Capital Through Kings Cross Station #FrizeMedia

For visiting London,proximity to King’s Cross is the perfect location.An intersection of six tube or underground lines can get you virtually anywhere

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Victoria And Albert Museum - Worlds Greatest Art And Design Museum

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is the world's largest museum of the decorative arts and has 146 galleries,including national collections of sculpture,furniture,fashion and photographs.It also houses the National Art Library.

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A Boston Vacation - Five Ways To Experience Beantown

A Boston vacation is a tantalizing trip through the nation’s past and a celebration of its future and center of excellence.

You'll experience the start of the revolutionary war, see a coral reef, take a bus on a river, and experience the campuses of MIT and Harvard - on this page discover them all.

You’ll find Boston vacations a refreshing mixture of historic and modern buildings.

And what’s even better is you can see it all - or most - by walking. That’s right the ole soft shoe shuffle.

You’ll save time and see more by expending some shoe leather.

But before you do that I highly recommend an orientation tour first.

THE FAMOUS DUCK TOUR

One of the best and most unique tours is the Duck Tour ride. This is a popular 80-minute tour for first-time Boston vacation visitors.

But be warned, during the summer, tours are usually sold out by lunchtime - so make them reservations in advance.

You can pick-up and buy tickets for the tour at two places: The Museum of Science, and The Prudential Center in Boston’s Back Bay.

The tour is done in a renovated World War II amphibious vehicle.

You get to not only experience Boston from the streets of the city, but also from the Charles River... and without getting wet!

That’s right, during the tour, the bus you’re on will become a boat, and you’ll see the beautiful Boston skyline from the river that separates Boston from Cambridge.

It’s a great tour and you’d have to be "quackers" not to do it! Sorry couldn’t resist it...

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Andalucia - Explore The Jewel Of Spain Andalusia Art And Culture

Andalucia is crossed by the Sierra Morena mountain range in the north and in the south by the snowcapped Sierra Nevada.

The fertile basin of the Guadalquivir River lies between these mountain ranges.

Huelva,Seville, Cadiz, Cordoba, Malaga, Jean,, Granada and Almeria, all named for their principal cities, are the eight provinces that make up the region

For a great number of people, Andalucia is all that they imagine Spain to be. Great climate, sun, sea and beaches,bullfighting, sherry and flamenco.

Covering over 33,000 square miles and running the length of mainland Spain's southern coast it is the largest and most populous of the 17 autonomous regions of Spain.

History

Phoenicians first settled here in the 11th century BC founding several coastal colonies among them Gadir which is now Cadiz.

Greeks and Carthaginians came in the 6th century BC.

The Romans expelled the Carthaginians in the 3rd century BC and they in turn had their rule ended by the Visigoths in the 5th century AD. 711 saw the Moors cross the Strait of Gibraltar and establish the centre of their western emirate here in Cordoba.

The Moorish period was the golden age of Andalusia.

Agriculture, leather working, mining, pottery, textiles and trade were all fostered and brought great prosperity.

Cordoba, Granada and Seville, embellished by the greatest Moorish monuments in Spain, the Mezquita,, the Alcazar and the Alhambra Palace respectively were celebrated as centres of arts, culture and science.

It remained under Moorish rule until the 13th century when, with the exception of the Moorish kingdom of Granada, most of it was conquered by the kings of Castile, who in turn fell to the Catholic kings in 1492.

Andalucia declined along with the rest of the country from the 16th century onwards.

Although trade with the New World enabled the ports of Seville and Cadiz to continue to flourish...

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Thailand - Ko Chang - Water Festival of Loi Kathong

Thailand is a land of enchanting and exotic tastes.

Experience the Water Festival of Loi Kathong on the island of Ko Chang.

It is simply mesmerizing.

Thailand has a tropical climate with year round high temperatures and high humidity.

The rainy season lasts from June till October.

Thailand covers an area of 513,115 sq. km.

The capital is Bangkok and has a population of about 67 million.

Thai is the official language but English and Chinese are spoken.

The currency is the Thai baht. 1 baht = 100 stangs

Population

Up to 80 per cent of the population lives in the countryside.

It consists of 80 percent Thais with smaller groups of Chinese, Indians and Malays, and some mountain people.

Roughly 95 per cent of the Thai people follow the Buddhist faith.

Ko Chang

The island of Ko Chang, located close to the border with Cambodia in the Gulf of Thailand.

Ko Chang is a heavily forested island with little towns full of beach huts. This is what I was after.

I had heard of full moon festivals in Thailand.

For hard partying tourists, this was apparently the night the big beach

parties happened. In Ko Chang, it was a little different as the night was tailored to the actual Thais, not tourist...

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Student Travel - 6 Suggested Historical Destinations For Student Travel

Student travel promises to be an enjoyable trip.

Not only do students visit several places, they could also learn so much on every trip.

And since air travel agencies as well as travel sites provide students with travel discount and special student travel rate, student travel is becoming more and more available for greater number of students who want to explore and learn more about the world.

For first time travelers, here are some historical destinations you can consider for your student travel:

Athens

As the center of knowledge, government, and system in the ancient world, every student would be amazed how this ancient city grew and evolved.

Students can visit Acropolis, Agora, Library of Hadrian, Kerameikos, Olympieion & Southeast Athens, Pnyx, Roman Agora & Tower of the Winds, Arch of Hadrian, City Eleusinion and other ancient sites in this ancient city of Athens.

Egypt

Visit one of the earliest civilizations founded in this part of the world.

Egypt features 3000 years old city in the banks of River Nile.

Egypt is also one of the oldest tourist spots in the world with visitors coming from the ancient Rome and Greece.

Moving your way south from Cairo, the nation’s capital, you can stop at Giza where the infamous Great Pyramid stands...

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Cape Town - Visit Table Mountain

Cape Town: Table Mountain is probably the biggest tourist attraction in the Western Cape Province.

Whenever anyone lands, the first port of call is most definitely this magnificent mountain with its “table top”.

The base of Table Mountain consists out of granite while most of the mountain is sculpted from sandstone and rises about 1 086 m above the bay.

Its flat summit measures around 3 km from one end to the other.

Table Mountain has been declared a national monument and is home to more than 1 470 species of plants.

This is more than all the plant species put together in the whole of the British Isle!

Many of these plants appear nowhere else on earth including the rare Silver Tree.

On a clear day, the mountain is visible from over 200 km on the open sea.

Most definitely a sight worth seeing.

Take a boat out on the open sea and experience this breathtaking sight.

It is unbelievable to think that people say Table Mountain was formed under the sea, and because of erosion over millions of years (and many other reasons), it takes on the shape it has today.

Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head appear on the eastern and western side of the “table”.

Table Mountain is as well known for its “tablecloth” as it is for the flat top shape of a table.

You might ask what this tablecloth is, so let met quickly explain.

During the summer months (December – February, but sometimes longer), a great amount of cloud cover appears over the top of the mountain when the southeaster blows.

This causes a white cover that looks exactly like a tablecloth, used in the kitchen or anywhere else...

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Alicante - Explore Its Beautiful Coastal Resorts

Alicante or Alicant (Valencian Catalan) is the largest city in the Costa Blanca region of Spain and is one of the most beautiful places you could wish to travel to if you take the time and the effort to explore the region and some of it’s sheer beauty.

Located between Murcia and Valencia, Alicante has some of the best beaches in Spain with San Juan, Muchavista and Campello beaches being real gems with beautiful, clean sea and sand which appeal to both families, couples and surfers alike with calm days.

There are also days when the waves can be quite high due to strong winds.

Amongst the many varied and more popular attractions are the Castillo de Santa Barbara (Alicante City), Terra Natura (Benidorm), Terra Mitica (Benidorm) and Mundomar (Benidorm).

There are also areas of outstanding beauty such as the mountains of Busot village situated just outside of Campello (also known as El Campello).

Not only does Busot have it’s popular attraction Cuevas de Canelobre (Canelobre Caves) but it also has vast amounts of stunning scenery in complete tranquillity.

To get to these spots you need to do some investigating, but it is well worth it because you will find yourself all alone on some breath-taking trails overlooking Campello and surrounding villages.

To see all that is on offer, you have to arrange car hire in Alicante from either the airport or from a local town or city and prices start at €20 per day for a small car and reserving before your visit is essential in busy periods of the year...

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Barcelona - Travel Guide Attractions And Points Of Interests

Beautiful city of Barcelona, capital of Catalonia (a Spain's province), is situated on on the shore of the Mediterranean sea and bordered at either end by 2 river deltas.

Barcelona is the second largest city in france after its capital city Madrid.

Barcelona has a population of 1.6 million, over 4 million including suburbs. The varied, eventful history of the city dates back 4,000 years to the first settlements by ancient farmers.

Later it became a Roman colony, the Visigoth's capital city, then it came under Moorish rule. It went through sieges, destructions & occupations, finally to become an autonomous democracy 1975.

The city has always played an important role in political and cultural life of France and it is well reflected in the variety and quality of historical buildings, museums, and plenty of other tourist attractions.

Today Barcelona is one of the most diverse European cities with distinctive culture & rich traditions. You can find here a formidable balance of the traditional things and the Avant-garde.

A cosmopolitan metropolis, Barcelona affords visitors a warm and sincere welcome, being acknowledged worldwide as one of the best tourist-friendly cities in Europe.

Barcelona's organisation of the 1992 Olympics provided regeneration of this dynamic city, gave a fresh start to its infrastructure development.

WHAT TO SEE & WHERE: POINTS OF INTEREST - La Rambla is a tree-lined pedestrian boulevard packed with buskers, living statues, mimes & itinerant salespeople selling everything from lottery tickets to jewellery.

Pavement cafes & stands selling craftwork, street performers surrounded by curious onlookers, a noisy bird market, Palau de la Virreina, a grand 18th-century rococo mansion, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, the famous 19th-century opera house- these are all colourful parts of La Rambla's mosaic. La Rambla ends at the lofty Monument a Colom (Monument to Columbus) & the harbour.

Barri Gotic - also known as Gothic Quarter, it is the old part of the city. Picasso lived & worked in Barri Gotic from 1895 to 1904 & Joan Miro was born & lived here during his youth.

Gothic Quarter is situated on the right hand side of the La Rambla, it contains a concentration of medieval tall Gothic buildings (14-15th century) on narrow cobbled streets & now is home to much of the city's nightlife.

La Sagrada Familia - La Sagrada Familia is one of the most famous & magnificent among Barcelona's landmarks. The life's work of Barcelona's famous architect, Antoni Gaudi, the magnificent spires of the unfinished cathedral imprint themselves boldly against the sky with swelling outlines inspired by the holy mountain Montserrat.

Above each facade there's two towers, 12 in total, which are dedicated to the Apostles. The tower in the center, the tallest of all at 170 m., is dedicated to Jesus Christ.

Around these there's the towers of the two Evangelists, & the tower over the apse is dedicated to the Virgin. they are encrusted with a tangle of sculptures that seem to breathe life into the stone...

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Siena - Medieval Life And Horse Racing In Italy

Siena: Italy has many well-known travel destinations such as Rome. Less publicized destinations such as Siena are even better.

Siena

Located roughly an hour outside of Florence, Siena is one of the great places in Italy to visit.

When you think gothic architecture and medieval town, you think of Siena.

Built as a fortified city behind large, thick walls on a small mountain, Siena oozes history.

Cars are barred from much of the city, so you can meander down ancient brick alleyways below towering wall-to-wall residences.

In Siena, you’ll find a relaxed way of life, two music schools and just a general feel of what Italy must have been like in the past.

Head to the Piazza del Campo in the heart of the city and grab a seat in a café.

As you gaze across the city, you can view the Duomo Cathedral that towers over the city.

Unlike other cities, the cathedral does not contrast with the buildings around it.

All of Siena retains the gothic medieval architectural style and you’ll be hard pressed to find a better gothic example in Europe...

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#Egypt - Nile Cruise In the Footpath Of The Pharaohs #FrizeMedia

The quality and romance of Nile cruisers surpasses other riverboats anywhere else in the world. Cruisers offer is a very pleasant and relaxing way to get close to the attractions of antiquity,most of which are not far off from the banks of the river

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