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Dec 14, 2019

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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Dec 14, 2019

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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Dec 14, 2019

Tanzania - 10 Top Rated Tourist Destinations

Tanzania is a country famous for its expansive wilderness areas in East Africa. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca inhabited by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park,home to Africa’s highest mountain. The tropical islands of Zanzibar lies offshore, with Arabic influences, and Mafia, with a marine park home to whale sharks and coral reefs. Tanzania, East African country situated just south of the Equator. Tanzania was formed as a sovereign state in 1964 through the union of the separate states of Tanganyika and Zanzibar. Mainland Tanganyika covers more than 99 percent of the combined territories’ total area.

Mafia Island is administered from the mainland, while Zanzibar and Pemba islands have a separate government administration. Dodoma, since 1974 the designated official capital of Tanzania, is centrally located on the mainland. Dar es Salaam, however, remains the seat of most government administration, as well as being the largest city and port in the country.

1.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. An estimated 25,000 large mammals in a relatively small area make it a ‘must’ destination when on safari on the Northern Tanzanian Safari Circuit.

This natural amphitheater is as diverse as the immense Serengeti with a cross-section of wildlife and habitats all contained in the collapsed volcanic crater. Ngorongoro is home to one of the few remaining populations of black rhino in Tanzania.

2.The Serengeti National Park has so much to offer for it is vast and every season is special in this amazing National Park.

However, for most safari itineraries the main focus of any trip to the Serengeti is the migration, depending on the long rains from February to May, where up to two million herbivores take advantage of the short grass of the southern Serengeti to calve and feed, before moving north westerly to eventually arrive at the dramatic crossing of the Grumeti river, home to some of Africa's biggest crocodiles. Large numbers of lion, hyena and cheetah follow these massive herds producing some of the finest game viewing on earth.

3.The Zanzibar archipelago consists of fifty or so islands the main island is called Unquia but usually referred to as Zanzibar Island. Stone Town is the capital of Zanzibar being the port and entrance to these spiced islands. As you step off the ferry onto the quay, the smell of cloves is carried on the breeze to greet you and immediately you are transported into this tropical paradise. Dhows sails, shaped like the crescent moon, sail out of the harbor and pass along the miles of palm fringed beaches – this is heaven on earth...

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Dec 14, 2019

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...

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Dec 14, 2019

Alaska Fishing Lodge - Natures Habitat

An Alaska Fishing Lodge is among the most treasured and most popular fishing lodges in the United States. Recreation is an important aspect in the life of human beings.

Anglers represent the major group of leisure seekers, and have a determined advantage over the other groups who make use of nature’s wonderful creatures and elements for food.

Consequently, the popularity of fishing in many areas had continuously dominated the society. That is why along with its series of activities, people now realize the need for fishing lodges especially in places where fishing activities seem to never end.

Among all fishing lodges available in the industry today, the Alaska Fishing Lodges are among the most treasured and most popular fishing lodges in the United States.

The Alaska Fishing Lodge provides its customers full customer service satisfaction with their wide array of fishing activities and endless strings of fishing fun.

Normally, Alaska Fishing Lodges are made up of logs; sturdily build to provide each angler optimum convenience and comfort. It is known for its spacious interiors, creatively decorated with the right embellishments, thereby, setting the mood for fishing and wilderness.

In addition, because it carries the true Alaskan heritage, Alaska Fishing Lodges offer services and products that can be afforded by anyone...

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Dec 14, 2019

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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Dec 14, 2019

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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Dec 14, 2019

Zermatt - A Must-See Destination In The Swiss Alps

Zermatt: Winding, cobbled alleys lead visitors through the small, scenic village of Zermatt. Old, sturdy, wooden chalets line streets and lend a cozy feel to the car-free medieval village filled with pedestrians breathing in the fresh, alpine air. As pretty as this traditional Swiss village is, the visitor’s eye is drawn upward to the majestic peak of the famed Matterhorn, which soars up to 4,478 meters (14,692 feet). The Matterhorn is not the only peak in town, though.

There are 29 mountains surrounding Zermatt that rise over 4,000 meters (13,200 feet). The Matterhorn Ski Paradise covers three ski areas: the Sunnegga-Rothorn, the Gornergrat, and the Klein Matterhorn. There are 250 kilometers (155 miles) of trails with 22 percent designated for beginners, 50 percent for intermediates, and 28 percent for advanced skiers.

The intermediates have the advantage in Zermatt with miles of scenic runs but there is excellent off-trail skiing, as well as special heli-skiing trips for advanced skiers. Zermatt welcomes snowboarders as well. Boarders are allowed on most of the resort’s slopes and there are two snow parks with two half-pipes. There are also good schools for snowboarders including the Swiss Ski & Snowboarding School and the Stoked Snowboard School.

The terrain for cross-country skiers is somewhat limited and is located near the bottom of the mountains and requires natural snowfall. However, skiers enjoy several loops and trails sheltered by trees. There are 30 kilometers (18 miles) of hiking trails. Snowshoers can follow these trails, as well. The trails provide magnificent views of the surrounding mountains including the Matterhorn and there are cozy huts along the way to warm up in.

For hikers that prefer more of a challenge there are local guides available to lead the way. There are also other winter activities to enjoy in the area, including tobogganing, ice skating, and ice climbing. Zermatt runs a highly efficient lift system that includes 74 transport facilities with high-speed cableways, mountain railways, and ski lifts moving 17,188 people per hour...

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Dec 14, 2019

Balearic Islands - Islas Baleares Consists Of Formentera Ibiza Mallorca And Minorca

Balearic Islands: The islands have been inhabited since prehistoric times, around 5000 BC, and there are many Cyclopean remains. These show the communities constructed dwellings of stone. There is evidence of primitive agriculture including the keeping of domesticated animals.Jewelry, pottery and tools appear to have been manufactured.

Later they were frequently visited by Phoenician traders. In 654 BC the Carthaginians founded what is today Ibiza city. Roman occupation followed and they were in turn evicted by the Visigoths. The Moors invaded the islands during the 8th century and there is still evidence of their 300 year occupation to be found in the islands architecture and the customs of the islanders themselves.

Christians reconquered the islands during the 13th century. Mallorca falling first in 1229, followed by Ibiza six years later.Menorca was the last to fall in 1287.Initially the islands flourished as Catalan colonies but famines and raids by pirates encouraged by isolation from the mainland saw the Balearic Islands decline.

Mallorca and Ibiza were occupied by the Bourbons following the conclusion of the Spanish War of Succession in 1715.Menorca however was ceded to the British under the treaty of Utrecht along with Gibraltar on the Spanish mainland. British rule over Menorca continued until 1802. In the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39, Mallorca and Ibiza were soon under the control of Franco's forces enabling the Italian fleet to use Mallorca as it's base and offer support to the insurgents.

Minorca remained Loyalist until 1939.The 1950's saw the first charter flights land in the islands bringing the tourists that have in turn bought prosperity to the islands and their peoples involved in this lucrative trade. After tourism agriculture and fishing make significant contributions to the economy of the islands. Fruit, olive oil, wine, majolica ware and silver filigree are exported in quantity.

Formentera

Formentera is the smallest of the four islands. A ferry service runs from Ibiza to the island's port La Savina, the journey takes between 25 and 50 minutes.Compared to the other islands Formentera is relatively underdeveloped and accommodation limited with less than 50 hotels and hostels...

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Dec 14, 2019

Portugal - Tips On Lisbon Algarve and Lagos

Portugal: Situated on the southwestern tip of continental Europe, Portugal is a laid back country. We take a look at Lisbon, Lagos and the Algarve.

LisbonLisbon is the biggest city in Portugal and is located on the Atlantic coast in the middle of the country. It is a city that gives the impression of elegance.Lisbon is the beautiful and vibrant capital city of Portugal, and one of the most alluring and cultured cities in Europe. It is a city that seamlessly blends traditional heritage, with appealing modernism and liberal thinking.

As a travel destination, Lisbon offers a varied and rich history, lively nightlife and is blessed with a beautiful year round climate.Arriving by train, your first taste of Lisbon is when you walk out of the train station directly onto the shore of the harbor.

As you look to the ocean, the name “San Francisco” immediately comes to mind.Mountains rise up on both sides of the mouth of the harbor and then there is the bridge. Running across the mouth of the bay is a bridge that looks pretty much like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

As you walk into Lisbon, everything is clean and relaxed. There are walking only streets with cafes and garden areas. Bringing to mind San Francisco again, there are cable cars running through the center of the city. I can’t tell you why, but Lisbon is a very low stress city on both the mind and the wallet. Yep, it is cheap and a good destination for budget travelers...

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Dec 14, 2019

Mediterranean Cruise - A Guide To Taking Your Dream Mediterranean Cruise

A Mediterranean cruise is without doubt the most varied type of cruise available. There are more than 120 seaports around the Mediterranean coastline, offering numerous combinations of cruise vacations over one-week, two-week or longer trips. A huge clash of cultures await all who opt for a Mediterranean cruise. You can visit no less than 17 different countries, including such nations as Spain, Italy, Greece and Egypt.

Each nation has its own unique attractions, all of which you can sample as your cruise ship gracefully sails around the calm blue Mediterranean Sea. More than 50 companies offer cruises along varied routes in the Mediterranean. Some companies specialize in providing Western Mediterranean cruises, concentrating on ports of call around Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Morocco. Other companies offer Eastern Mediterranean cruises which take in Croatia, Greece, Turkey and countries in the Middle East.

Popular specialist Mediterranean cruises include a tour of the North African nations, a Mediterranean islands cruise that visits the island nations of Cyprus and Malta, as well as cruises around the Greek Islands. If you're after a longer vacation, it is possible to arrange a cruise itinerary that takes you around most if not all of the Mediterranean nations. History, culture, grand cities, ancient monuments, romantic islands and breathtaking views are all within easy reach on a Mediterranean cruise.

In the Western Mediterranean you can discover the traditional white Andalucian villages of Southern Spain, sample the world-famous Manzanilla sherry in Cadiz and visit the cultural hub of Europe in the shape of Barcelona, before travelling onwards to the French Riviera. A cruise that takes in the wonderful coastline of Italy yields such treasures as the dormant volcano of Mt Vesuvius, ancient Pompeii and the stunning city of Rome. The islands of Sicily and Sardinia hold many delights too on a Western Mediterranean cruise. In the Eastern Mediterranean, cruise passengers can discover the spectacular Croatian coastline and its beautiful city - Dubrovnik, before diving southeastwards to sample classical Greece and its sultry islands.

The island of Crete is always worth a visit, if only for the historic Palace of Knossos. A visit to...

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Dec 14, 2019

Tulsa - Beautiful Parks Activities Arts Theaters And Culture

Tulsa, you will be surprised to know has over 150 parks spread across the city, from tiny neighborhood "mini-parks" to sprawling recreation areas with almost every thing imaginable.

The Neighborhood Parks

Strewn across town in out of the way locations are tiny neighborhood parks sometimes with nothing more than an open area for kids to play football or baseball.

Some will have a picnic table but they are generally small, quaint and very inviting for neighbors to gather and meet each other. With television, America's communities have grown apart, sometimes with neighbors barely knowing each other.

The internet has exasperated the problem. It's not uncommon for someone to talk with people from a half-a-dozen different countries on a regular basis, online, but speak with their own neighbor once a week if even that frequently. These neighborhood parks help bring people together when our changing culture is working to spread them apart.

The Playgrounds

Tulsa has been referring to many of their parks as "playgrounds" not as a way of saying here's where kids can play, but to say here's where families can play. Typically the "playgrounds" include sports fields as well as play areas for kids often alongside picnic areas where parents can stay close and watch their kids.

It's not too difficult to imagine the small children playing on the "Big Toy" while older kids play soccer, while dad joins in a game of baseball,and mom watches all of them from a picnic area strategically situated in the midst of the park.

Tulsan's do like to play.

The Community Centers

On a larger scale Tulsa has several Community Centers. These are parks that also have facilities for indoor recreation. The outdoor recreation is never neglected since Tulsa's Community Centers are almost always surrounded by good sized parks with a plethora of features...

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Dec 14, 2019

Nebraska Tourism - The Historic Beauty And Charm Of Nebraska

Nebraska tourism: Nebraska is a state that starts out with sprawling plains and prairies in the east and gradually get higher until the base of the Rocky Mountains is found in the west.

Throughout the extensive landscape that makes up Nebraska there are many small towns and farms for visitors to stay at.

There is only one riverfront community in Nebraska and this is Omaha, which also happens to be the state’s largest city which sits on the bank of the Missouri River.

You can visit the Durham Western Heritage Museum in Omaha which shows the history of the city from its start as an outpost.

Then there is Lincoln which is the state capital of Nebraska with a state capitol that stands at four hundred feet which is larger than most other buildings in the city.

For a good selection of restaurants, shops and galleries a visitor can go to the Historic Haymarket district which was started in the late eighteen hundreds.

North Platte holds an annual Nebraska Land Days each June which travelers can enjoy if they want to learn a little history.

Both the economy and population of Omaha is steadily growing these days as it becomes a major transportation and agricultural center...

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Dec 14, 2019

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 tranquility.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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Dec 14, 2019

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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Dec 14, 2019

Cornwall - Cornish Walk - A Tourist Activity That Is A Must For An English Vacation

Cornwall has always been a favorite holiday destination and its dramatic coastline, picturesque villages, vibrant culture and sumptuous cuisine.

For those visitors who have traveled to the region, the benefits of a Cornish holiday need no explaining, but for our international friends, who have yet to explore outside of London, a visit to Cornwall will give you a very different taste of English life.

In this article, we describe one of the most beautiful walks in Cornwall and thoroughly recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

Parts of the walk between St Agnes and the Jericho Valley have been trodden so often by countless boots.

It's a favourite stretch of coastal path for its spectacular views across the turquoise waters to the huge stretch of beach at Penhale; the ever-present tang of salt hanging in the air; the dramatic cliffs bordered with a mosaic of gorse, heather and thrift; plus it conveniently links with the beach, the pub and a great seaside restaurant.

St Agnes was once a busy center of mining activity, the relics of which are dotted all around this walk.

Today it is still a very community-minded village with a friendly population boosted during the summer by the visitors attracted by the village's charming unspoilt character, its beautiful coastline and popular beach.

The village is well equipped for walkers, with some beautiful, quintessentially English cottages and hotels and some superb restaurants which take advantage of Cornwall’s fantastic local produce...

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Dec 14, 2019

Ohio Tourism - America’s Heartland Travel Information

Ohio tourism is nothing short of the all-American experience for travel, be it for business or pleasure.

Ohio is the center of milestones in United States history, from space flight and presidents to rock and roll and football.

Finding your ideal flight to Ohio from anywhere in the world is always convenient by choosing among Ohio’s six international airports: Cincinnati, Dayton, Port Columbus, Akron-Fulton, Cleveland-Hopkins and Rickenbacker.

Outdoors in Ohio

With its varying borders and waterways, Ohio is both easily accessible and incredibly contrasting.

Ohio is bordered by Pennsylvania, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia, and Ontario, Canada across Lake Erie.

Ohio also enjoys the natural borders of Lake Erie to the north and the Ohio River to the south, providing for a bustling and lucrative trade industry.

In the north, Ohio is particularly flat due to glacial activity in the past.

The Glaciated Allegheny Plateaus in the northeast, well known for their coal mining legacy, give way to busy waters of the Erie.

Moving further south, Ohio is graced with rolling hills and the foothills of the Appalachians, home to many local wineries and flourishing agribusiness...

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Dec 13, 2019

Cornwall - Cornish Walk A Tourist Activity That Is A Must For An English Vacation

Cornwall has always been a favourite holiday destination and its dramatic coastline, picturesque villages, vibrant culture and sumptuous cuisine.

For those visitors who have travelled to the region, the benefits of a Cornish holiday need no explaining, but for our international friends, who have yet to explore outside of London, a visit to Cornwall will give you a very different taste of English life.

In this article, we describe one of the most beautiful walks in Cornwall and thoroughly recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

Parts of the walk between St Agnes and the Jericho Valley have been trodden so often by countless boots.

It's a favourite stretch of coastal path for its spectacular views across the turquoise waters to the huge stretch of beach at Penhale; the ever-present tang of salt hanging in the air; the dramatic cliffs bordered with a mosaic of gorse, heather and thrift; plus it conveniently links with the beach, the pub and a great seaside restaurant.

St Agnes was once a busy center of mining activity, the relics of which are dotted all around this walk.

Today it is still a very community-minded village with a friendly population boosted during the summer by the visitors attracted by the village's charming unspoilt character, its beautiful coastline and popular beach.

The village is well equipped for walkers, with some beautiful, quintessentially English cottages and hotels and some superb restaurants which take advantage of Cornwall’s fantastic local produce.

On this walk you'll first head southwards on the coast path up a fairly steep climb away from the picturesque Trevaunance Cove.

Just above the beach if you peer down at low tide you'll see the scattered stones of the former harbour walls, deposited when storms swept it away in 1915/16. At a higher tide with a gentle swell you may see one or two of the resident seals putting in an appearance...

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Dec 13, 2019

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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Dec 13, 2019

Travel Japan - An Overview Of Japan For Travelers

Travel Japan: For such a tiny total landmass, Japan has left an undeniable stamp on human history. If you are considering Japan as a destination, here is an overview of the country.

An Overview of Japan for Travelers

Extending along the eastern coast of Asia, Japan is a country consisting of a collection of islands. The mainland, as we think of it, is the island of Honshu. There are three other large islands, Hokkaido, Shikoku, and Kyushu, and roughly 3,000 much smaller islands comprising what we call Japan.

Put together, the total land mass is slightly smaller than California. The geography throughout the islands is mountainous, best exemplified by Mt. Fuji at 12,385 feet. As you might expect, the island country is inherently volcanic, and as such Japan experiences earthquakes fairly frequently, some on a large scale.

Japan is an extremely urbanized country with most people living in major cities. The two prominent religions are Shintoism and Buddhism. The belief systems are harmonious and often share the same temples.

Per legend, Japan was founded by Emperor Jimmu around 600 BC. The current emperor is a descendant of the first. The first interaction with the West was in 1542 when a lost Portuguese ship landed in Japan. Over the next century more Westerners came, but they were not trusted.

The Japan shoguns eventually banned all foreigners and the country was isolated for over 200 years. Not until 1854 did Japan open its doors to the world under the Convention of Kanagawa with the United States.

Once this occurred, Japan quickly evolved from a feudal state to a more modern approach. World War I was a boon for Japan. Fighting on the side of the victorious Allies, Japan gained new respect as an economic and military power following the defeat of the Axis...

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Dec 13, 2019

Iceland - Tectonic Plate Diving

Iceland is Europe’s westernmost country, and occupies a strategic location in the North Atlantic, straddling the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, on the edge of the Arctic Circle.

One of the coldest countries in the world, it is also one of the world’s most volcanically active hotspots.Iceland is known today for its mix of glaciers, bubbly hot springs, rugged fjords and fiery volcanoes.

Iceland can give you a truly unique diving experience you can’t get anywhere else: diving between two tectonic plates, astride the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the fault line where two of the Earth’s tectonic plates are drifting apart. It is not only unique, but it is also exclusive – only few people have dared to try the experience.

To get to the diving site, you first have to drive deep into geo-thermal territory and tectonic plate activity.

If you’re not yet thrilled enough, you can drive the next day to its glaciers in the south and race snowmobiles.

The country is the most sparsely populated in Europe, with just 283,000 people living in an area the size of England or the US state of Kentucky.

Over half of the population lives down in its southwestern corner, around Reykjavik, the small but cosmopolitan capital. The other decent-sized population center is Akureyri, up on the north coast.

What Else to DoAll long-distance buses and domestic planes begin their trips from Reykjavik. You can visit Geysir, the original geyser from which all other gushing hot springs get their name, and the spectacular waterfalls at Gullfoss.

The country’s only international airport at Keflavik is on the Reykjanes Peninsula, an area teeming with birdlife and whales.

Outside Reykjavik and the populated southwestern corner, the wilder side of Iceland meets your eye — wide-open spaces of vivid green fringed with coastlines of red and black volcanic sands set against a backdrop of brooding hills and mountains.

On the west coast, in the towns of Borgarnes and Reykhold and the surrounding countryside, every landscape feature you see will be associated with parts of the Icelandic sagas. The Snaefellsnes Peninsula is the country’s most accessible hiking destination.

Arguably, Iceland’s most dramatic scenery is in the far northwest, the West Fjords, where you’ll find tiny fishing villages ensconced at the foot of table-top mountains or tucked away in the neck of narrow fjords which protect the houses from ferocious Arctic storms that batter this exposed part of the country.

You can relax for a day at Akureyri.From here, it’s easy to go inside the Arctic Circle to the island of Grimsey...

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Dec 13, 2019

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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Dec 13, 2019

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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Dec 13, 2019

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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Dec 13, 2019

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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Dec 13, 2019

Munich - “München Liebt Dich” And You Will Love It Too - Travel To Munich

“Munich Loves You.”The city's motto may be a bit commercial, but it is exactly how you will feel from the very second you find your bags at the airport.

It is also not overeagerly presumptuous to say that whoever you are, this Bavarian capital will have you head-over-heels charmed with some or all parts of its eclectic of cultures.

There is definitely something for everyone when you travel to Munich.Taking into account all of Germany’s major cities, Munich is Berlin’s more cosmopolitan sister, with perhaps a speck of an pubescent identity crisis.

Throughout history, Munich has often taken a distinct path from the general German way. During the Reformation, Munich remained staunchly committed to the Catholic Church, and while the people enjoyed the flourishing Renaissance period, the Duke marveled in such endeavors as bankrupting those very institutions.

Additionally, Munich’s Kingdom of Bavaria maintained its sovereign status from Germany until Ludwig II’s notorious habits prompted Germany to fully incorporate the region in 1871.

After World War I, Munich was a hotbed of social movements where the Nazi party was capable of growing deep roots and slowly taking hold of government.

By 1938, the first concentration camp, Dachau, had been constructed to the north.

Visitors to Munich can take a tour of this historic site, which has largely been destroyed but contains memorials and an extensive collection of information on World War II...

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Dec 13, 2019

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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Dec 13, 2019

Barcelona - The 5 Most Expensive Hotels In This Great City

The 5 Most Expensive Hotels in Barcelona, Spain

The Arts BarcelonaThe Arts Barcelona, or to give it its full name the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Arts Barcelona, overlooks the magnificent Port Olimpic and is an incredible sight in itself. With 5 different dining areas ranging from the 'Chic informal' Bites to the 'Jacket and Tie' Enoteca there is something for everyone's tastes.

Full housekeeping twice a day, babysitting on request and a complimentary overnight shoeshine and morning paper give the Arts an air of extravagance and the terraced gardens, outdoor swimming pool and numerous bars combine to make this a reassuringly expensive hotel to stay in during your trip to the beautiful Barcelona.

The Barcelona Hilton

The Barcelona Hilton seems mainly geared towards business and business meetings and is a modern looking 11 floor building situated right in the middle of Barcelona giving superb access to the businesses and tourist areas associated with Barcelona.

The advantages that the Hilton boast are very business orientated with computer and Internet points in every room, a work desk and chair and voice mail messaging are standard in every room. The vast array of meeting floors, executive rooms and executive lounges make it ideal for the travelling businessman...

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Dec 13, 2019

Tanzania - Ras Kutani Beach Resort

Ras Kutani from the UK or Europe. There is the 10 hour flight or longer if you fly to Dar es Salaam, followed by over two hours on not very good roads, including an interesting river crossing, or a short flight. The tranquil Indian Ocean shores of Tanzania today belie the centuries of turbulent and often bloody history that raged along this coast in past centuries, shaping the destiny of Africa itself.

The distant billowing of the scimitar-shaped sail of an Arab dhow, unchanged for millennia, will give the modern day visitor an indication of a past that witnessed the waves of traders, explorers, adventurers, pirates, slavers and invaders that came with the tides of time.

The situation of Ras Kutani is perfect, nestled around a freshwater lagoon on the Indian Ocean. As European nations bargained with each other in the 20th century "scramble for Africa", East Africa was partitioned and Tanganyika, as it was then known, became a German colony.

The First World War saw a major struggle for European influence in East Africa with the British finally gaining control of the territory and ruling as a colonial power until Tanzania gained independence in 1961. The cabana or cottages in Ras Kutani is open to the breezes, and contains one enormous bed, which is very comfortable, with a huge mosquito net, which is necessary.

Outside there is a large verandah, complete with hammocks , and cushions where one could lie out in the evening amply sprayed with anti bug, and watch the sun set. The rooms also has ensuite facilities with a shower, and was as you would expect furnished and designed very much by local craftsmen.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 is the best value beach accommodation and one of the most beautiful small lodges to be found anywhere...

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Dec 13, 2019

Futuroscope - 130 Acre Multimedia Theme Amusement Park In France

The unique visual theme park, aptly named Parc du Futuroscope, spans over 130 acres of land devoted to entertaining, and inadvertently educating, the millions of tourists that visit each year.

Built five miles north to the city of Poitiers, in France, Futuroscope was opened to public in 1987 and the park celebrates 30 years of its existence in 2017.

With new exciting attractions added to the park’s already impressive range of visual themes, tourists are bound to have an enjoyable day when they visit.

Being a French theme park, most of the attractions are in French but those unable to understand the language are catered through infrared translation headsets which are provided for free if you leave your ID at the desk as a guarantee.

There are, however, some attractions that can only be enjoyed in French; one is The Forest of Dreams, which, in fact, is a laser show so being in French only is not a problem, as dreams are understandable in all languages alike.

The attractions use visual and audio affects to make you a part of the scene; the powerful hydraulic jacks used in The Race for Atlantis take you through the lost city at a high speed and you are sucked into the experience with the dome shaped screen around you, producing a 3D world that is made even more believable with the use of liquid crystal glasses that give the feel of an enchanting underwater setting.

That is just one attraction though, Futuroscope holds at least 20 mind boggling, yet glorious shows that give you the sensation of movement while you experience different worlds, whether it is your Peril on Akryls or the story of the Dance with Robots, you will leave the ride feeling you’ve lived the sensations without having left your seat.

The educational side of Futuroscope not only aims at entertaining but also gives us a greater insight into lives we have not experienced and creates empathy as well.

A Journey into the Dark is one such attraction that lets you briefly live the life of the visually impaired who concentrate more on the other senses than visual, to gather a sense of direction...

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Dec 13, 2019

Manda Bay Resort - Manda Island- Kenya’s Best Kept Secret

Manda Bay Resort is a petite lavish private hotel tucked away on the exclusive Manda Island in northern Kenya's Lamu archipelago.

This is the ultimate ‘get away from it all’ secluded comfort if you are looking to recharge, be pampered and self-indulged.

Manda Bay Resort is made up of 16 roomy Swahili chalets with huge wooden beds, huge walk-in mosquito nets and plush en-suite bathrooms.

5 of these chalets are situated on sand dunes while the rest are on the ocean front.

These quiet cottages are placed amid bowed coconut palms, acacia trees and tamarind trees whispering gently in the breeze.

All rooms are open to the elements of nature in that they overlook the sandy beaches, the cool sea breeze wafts into them and a clear view of the ocean is visible.

Also visible from Manda is the Island of Lamu in the distance, Shela village and dhows serenely gliding past.

The island prides itself in creating the rustic ‘Robinson Crusoe experience’ and visitors can mingle with the local Swahili people and learn a few things about their culture.

Cars are not available on both Lamu (the oldest town in east Africa) and Manda, only donkeys and boats, both an experience in themselves.

As a result the pace of life is inevitably leisurely and relaxed...

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Dec 13, 2019

Balearic Islands - Islas Baleares Consists Of Formentera Ibiza Mallorca And Minorca

Balearic Islands: The islands have been inhabited since prehistoric times, around 5000 BC, and there are many Cyclopean remains. These show the communities constructed dwellings of stone.

There is evidence of primitive agriculture including the keeping of domesticated animals. Jewelery, pottery and tools appear to have been manufactured.

Later they were frequently visited by Phoenician traders.

In 654 BC the Carthaginians founded what is today Ibiza city. Roman occupation followed and they were in turn evicted by the Visigoths.

The Moors invaded the islands during the 8th century and there is still evidence of their 300 year occupation to be found in the islands architecture and the customs of the islanders themselves.

Christians reconquered the islands during the 13th century.Mallorca falling first in 1229, followed by Ibiza six years later.Menorca was the last to fall in 1287.

Initially the islands flourished as Catalan colonies but famines and raids by pirates encouraged by isolation from the mainland saw the Balearic Islands decline.

Mallorca and Ibiza were occupied by the Bourbons following the conclusion of the Spanish War of Succession in 1715. Menorca however was ceded to the British under the treaty of Utrecht along with Gibraltar on the Spanish mainland.

British rule over Menorca continued until 1802.

In the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39, Mallorca and Ibiza were soon under the control of Franco's forces enabling the Italian fleet to use Mallorca as it's base and offer support to the insurgents...

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Dec 12, 2019

Palm Springs - Palm Desert

A Palm Springs Vacation Guarantees A Playful And Fun Time

Palm Springs, California is located just about 110 miles east of Los Angeles and is one of the most popular desert resort towns in the United States.

The population is just about perfect with under 50,000 residents and along with eight neighboring cities including Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella makes up the Palm Springs area.

The name ‘Palm Springs’ comes from the region’s original inhabitants, the Cahuilla Indians.

Palm Springs, is a city in the Sonoran Desert of southern California and famous for its hot springs, stylish homes and hotels, golf courses and spas.

It's also well known for its many fine examples of midcentury-modern architecture.

Its main shopping district along Palm Canyon Drive features restaurants, vintage boutiques, and interior design shops.

Coachella which is the surrounding Valley, offers riding trails, biking horseback riding and hiking.

They named the area “la palma de la mano de Dios”, which translates to “the palm of God’s hand.”

Palm Springs is mainly famous for its Golf Courses.

From mainly flat to flat and rolling courses, there is a course for every golfer in Palm Springs.

For those who prefer to spend their vacation time in other ways, Palm Springs offers a diverse assortment of attractions and activities...

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Dec 12, 2019

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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Dec 12, 2019

Manchester - City Guide Information

Manchester is one of the most vibrant and dynamic places in the UK.

Here you will find a wonderful variety of things to see, do and experience, whether you are shopping, eating out, enjoying outdoor activities or anything in-between.

Manchester not only gained a brand new stadium, but also plenty of modern architecture, fantastic shopping facilities, some great hotels and a bustling nightlife including a thriving student and gay scene. All this makes Manchester an exciting city to discover.

Manchester Visitor Information Centre

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Manchester is a major city in the northwest of England with a rich industrial heritage.

The Castlefield Conservation Area’s 18th-century canal system harks back to the city’s days as a textile powerhouse, and you can trace this history at the interactive Museum of Science & Industry.

The revitalised Salford Quays dockyards now houses the Daniel Libeskind-designed Imperial War Museum North and The Lowry cultural center.

Places of interest

Manchester holds galleries, museums, sculpture trails, architecture and glorious countryside to name just a few of the many exciting places to visit.While you are discovering the stories and treasures of all ten districts of Manchester you will enjoy a feast of sightseeing and things to do.

The Lowry is undoubtedly one of the most visited galleries in Manchester.The Lowry building has a spectacularly modern design and is every bit as fascinating as the varied art collection it holds and hence is a real source of local pride.

It is named after the artist LS Lowry and there is a very fine collection of his drawings and paintings on display.The Lowry also hosts two theatres and various shops, bars and restaurants.

Manchester Art Gallery is a must for art lovers. The gallery has an internationally respected collection of art ranging from the early Dutch and Italian masters, through to the likes of Gainsborough and Constable.

There is also a display of decorative art including ancient Roman earthenware to contemporary furniture, providing something for all taste to enjoy.Manchester United is one of the most famous football teams in the world.To find out more about this club visit their museum and take part in the guided tour. It is open most days, but there are certain restrictions on match days...

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Dec 12, 2019

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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Dec 12, 2019

Cordoba Spain - Enjoy A Day Trip To This Beautiful And Historical City

Cordoba Spain: Like the Seville region, the province of Cordoba is landlocked, though that should not be a reason for the more adventurous traveller not to visit either for they both are fascinating. The region of Cordoba Spain is split by the mighty Rio Guadalquivir on which lies the ancient city of Cordoba, founded by the Romans, though it flourished under the Moorish occupation and this is evident in the architecture found all over the city.

Built on a sharp bend of the river which is crossed by the Roman bridge, the El Puente Romano, the city was once a port. When the Moors were replaced by the Christians, the city’s beauty was left untouched and the Christian cathedral was built within the mosque, the Mezquita.

The Mezquita dates back to the 12 century and symbolises the power of the Moorish Islamic influence on this region of Andalucia.Built in 785AD by Abd al Rahman, the mosque has been added to over the generations by both Christian and Islamic faiths as they each controlled this area.

At the centre of Cordoba is the old Jewish quarter where little has changed in centuries, narrow streets and garden plazas, tapas bars and restaurants, an ideal area to explore and relax in the Spanish way.The bull fighting museum and the cool and refreshing fountains and gardens of the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos are well worth a visit both being open from Tuesday to Sunday.

Move outside of the city into the area of Cordoba, and you'll find it quite unoccupied, most of the population live in the city itself while the remainder are spread out in this large unexploited region.

Summers here are dry and hot, so the best time of the year to visit is during the cooler spring and autumn months, where you will find villages that still hold on to their Spanish values, something that has almost all but disappeared from the Costas to the south...

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Dec 12, 2019

Italy - Travel Guide Tips And Information

Italy: If you desire to experience Europe, you need to travel to Italy.

No other country on earth offers the depth, breadth, and scope of Italy. For lovers of art, history, architecture, or music Italy is unsurpassed.

From the Ancient Roman Empire to the Medieval Tuscan fortress towns and the Venetian Republic, Italy's incredible historical diversity has come together to produce a country so incredible, so remarkable, so beautiful as to leave the visitor with an unquenchable desire to return again and again.

The legacy of the Renaissance and its masterpieces of art, music, and architecture have left such a tangible mark on the Italian soul one can barely help being swept along in the tide of culture.

If you're a lover of nature, there are majestic mountains, crystal seas, rolling hills, fertile plains, sweeping cliffs, and magical lagoons, you need to travel to Italy.

Travel to Italy – The Cities To See

Milan is rivaled only by Paris as the fashion capital of the world and is shopping at its best.

Rome has been the heart of Italy from the time of the Romans through today; to walk its streets is to walk in the footsteps of Emperors and Popes. Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and its presence reverberates through the old cobbled streets and beautiful churches.

Venice - the most unique and romantic city in the world, stands timeless and beautiful in the midst of the Adriatic, a magnificent creation highlighting man at his most artistic.

Finally the majestic and striking natural beauty of the Amalfi Coast, a place to relax, soak in the tremendous natural beauty, dine on the world's favorite cuisine at its finest, and experience that special joy of being that is uniquely Italian. No matter what you're seeking, it awaits you when you travel Italy and visit its cities...

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Dec 12, 2019

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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Dec 12, 2019

Africa Safaris - South African Safaris Safety Tips for the Adventure of Your Life

Travel in South Africa offers a wealth of safari experiences, from thriving subtropical beach forests to the exquisite seclusion of the desert to the internationally famous Kruger National Park.

South African safaris not only offer the beauty and cultural diversity that makes South Africa so unique, they can also be one of the safest travel adventures you can experience. If you are considering taking a guided South African safari, your likelihood of encountering difficulties are minimal.

Due to media representation, people often harbor unfounded concerns about the dangers of going on safari, including an exaggerated fear of civil unrest and crime.

In fact, tour operators make it their business to be intimately familiar with the areas in which they travel, thus minimizing risk for travelers.

Nonetheless, it is prudent to take customary precautions on your African safari, especially when traveling through urban areas. The following are a few guidelines to help you adequately and safely prepare for your trip:

Documents and Money

• At all times have a photo copy of your passport and required visas

• Make a list of traveler’s cheque numbers (packed separately from the originals)

• Never carry large amounts of cash; credit cards are widely welcomed

• If you need cash handy for purchases at local markets – keep it in a travel wallet or a zip pocket

CamerasIn all likelihood, you’ll want to take some sort of camera with you on your trip, whether it is a still camera or video camera.

Use common sense and pack camera equipment in your hand-carried baggage and never leave it unattended.When walking through an urban area, keep your camera concealed in a bag.

Look But Don’t Touch, Frighten or FeedYour safari guide will typically discuss safety and safari etiquette with you prior to your safari, whether your game viewing is to be done from a vehicle or on foot.

Despite the fact all wildlife can be potentially dangerous, if you follow the instructions your guide gives you, there is little need for concern.At viewpoints, hides, camps and other more heavily populated areas, wildlife is more accustomed to people and will usually be less threatened by your presence...

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Dec 12, 2019

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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Dec 12, 2019

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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Dec 12, 2019

Majorca - Visit The Beautiful Island of Mallorca

The beautiful island of Majorca (Mallorca to some) is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, with over 15 million visitors per year. While most tourists come for the sun, sand and surf – of which Majorca has plenty – the small island off the coast of Spain has far more to offer tourists than the stunning beaches.

Majorca is famed for both its nightlife and its historic architecture and beauty. Tourism has been good to Majorca, raising its standard of living well above the rest of the area.

In return, Majorca is heaven for tourists. You’ll find Majorca hotels that range from economy to super-luxury class in nearly every city on the island.

Whether you’re looking for the full experience of a luxury spa resort, or a simple room as your home base on one of the most beautiful islands in the world, there are Majorca hotels that will suit your budget and your style.

No matter where you’re staying on Majorca, there are beaches – Majorca boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world – but you’ll also find lesser known tourist attractions in the various cities and towns.

Whether you like the bustling party-all-night-long atmosphere of Palma Nova and Magaluf or the serene beauty of tiny Cala San Vicente, you’ll find the resort atmosphere that will make your vacation stay in Majorca perfect.

Depending on where on the island you choose to stay, you’ll have your choice of Majorca hotel accommodations from single rooms to apartamentas, all in one economy suites that can be rented by the week or the month to luxury accommodations in modern resorts that include spas and entertainment all under one roof.

Palma Nova, Magaluf, Santa Ponsa and Paguera are all located in the Calvia district on the southwest coast.

The heavily populated tourist resort area is bustling and busy, with neon lit nightclubs and bright delights by day and night...

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Dec 12, 2019

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.

HistoryPhoenicians 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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Dec 07, 2019

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Save on cheap airline flights,hotel reservations,car rentals,vacations and travel deals.Book your vacation and holidays to your favorite destinations.

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Dec 07, 2019

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