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5 Great Tourist Attractions in Norway

January 15th, 2013

norway-travel-photo.jpgWith its beautiful fjord-shaped coastline, ski resorts, woods, and mountains, Norway attracts many visitors who enjoy hiking, skiing, and mountaineering. Compared to other places in Europe, Norway has fewer castles to serve as tourist attractions. But many parts of the country remain unspoiled and are sparsely populated, thus the picturesque natural environment in Norway is the main reason several hundred thousands of tourists visit the country every year.

When you vacation in Norway, do not look for the ornate palaces and cathedrals seen in most European countries. Instead, check out these five great tourist attractions.

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Places of Interest in Zurich, Switzerland

March 18th, 2011

zurich-switzerland-travel.jpgZürich is Switzerland’s financial centre but it is also an exciting holiday destination. Zürich’s tourist attractions include the beautiful Lake Zürich and the picturesque River Limmat, the historic old town, a vibrant nightlife and one of the world’s most luxurious shopping streets, the famous Bahnhofstrasse. Zürich also has over 100 art galleries, and the city is home to more than 50 museums.

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Places of Interest in Mexico

March 15th, 2011

teotihuacan-pyramids.jpgMexico’s ancient idols and expansive folkloric history coexist with a bustling, multifaceted country made up of a wealth of cultures and ideals that defy preconceived notions. From the genteel silver mining town of Taxco to the picturesque beaches of the Yucatan Peninsula’s famed Cancun, it isn’t any wonder why Mexico inspires a great deal of pride and elation from her people. While learning about Mexico isn’t quite as exhilarating as viewing the valley of Teotihuacán from the top of the Pyramid of the Sun with your own eyes, you might just be inspired to invest in doing so after reading more facts about this remarkable country.

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Visiting Arundel Castle

March 9th, 2011

arundel-castle-england.jpgIt’s a warm afternoon in West Sussex, which seems just about the perfect time to visit that most fulfilling of national treasures, an English castle. Today’s subject is Arundel Castle, situated in the town of Arundel and overlooking the Arun River.

Arundel is readily accessible by car, a short drive along the A27 and midway between Chichester and Worthing. It is easy to find due to the tourist road signs (brown). What’s more, for those who don’t drive, it is easily reachable by rail, with direct trains running from London Victoria as well as stations all along the south coast such as Brighton, Worthing, Littlehampton, Bognor Regis, Chichester, and Portsmouth.

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Places of Interest in New Zealand

March 7th, 2011

new-zealand-tourism-attractions.jpgNew Zealand is well known for its many attractions, from extreme sports to the warm, friendly people. However, one of the biggest draw cards has always been the vast and varied landscape. With its natural beauty on display in so many different environments, it would be easy to miss some of the lesser known but nonetheless spectacular sights.

Beginning in the far North, Tane Mahuta is the oldest known kauri tree in New Zealand, believed to be up to 2,500 years old. Kauri are a native coniferous variety and Tane Mahuta, or ‘Lord of the Forest’ is over 160 metres tall. Found only five minutes along a walking track in one of the native forests of Northland, it has a special place in Maori folklore. With a circumference of nearly 14 metres, the awe inspiring sight indeed seems like something from a legend.

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The Carnival of Brazil

February 7th, 2011

brazil-carnival.jpgThe upcoming Carnival in Brazil is an event not to be missed by any traveler who looks for unique destinations to visit. This festive occasion will once again be celebrated forty days before Easter from the 4th–8th March 2011. You will be able to experience the biggest party of a lifetime.

Carnivals in Brazil have become a spectacular tradition of colorful theme inspired floats and outrageously beautiful costumes. The streets of Brazil come alive with the unique pulsating music of the Samba, as carnivals are celebrated in many towns and villages. Rio de Janeiro boasts the most famous and well organized carnival of them all. An amazing amount of organization and preparation is put into making it the most spectacularly extravagant carnival in the world.

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Visit Dublin: Vibrant First City of the Emerald Isle

January 27th, 2011

dublin-castle-ireland.jpgIreland’s bustling capital is big enough to offer a wide choice of activities and sightseeing for a month-long city holiday or a select few for a short city break. Paradoxically, it is also a small city, or at least compact enough to encourage the less energetic visitor to explore on foot many city centre attractions without becoming exhausted.

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How to Order a Restaurant Meal in France

January 21st, 2011

french-restaurant.jpgFrance is one of the most popular vacation destinations. It boasts stunning scenery, historic towns and villages, and of course good food. There are a number of tips for enjoying French cuisine to its fullest. This article shows you what to expect in a French restaurant.

The French eat lunch at noon (midi). This is earlier than most English-speaking people are used to. If you want to eat at a popular restaurant and have not booked a table, it’s worth turning up on the dot of noon to avoid finding it already full. In the evening, most restaurants start serving at 8:00 pm and normally do not accept diners after 9:30 pm. There is usually only one sitting, so you are unlikely to be asked to finish your meal quickly to make room for the next customers.

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How to Get to the British Museum in London

December 18th, 2010

british-museum-london-uk.jpgThe British Museum is a popular London landmark that attracts crowds of visitors each year. It is located at Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG. How can you get to the British Museum?

London Underground (Tube) Access

The British Museum is easily accessible by tube. The closest underground station is located at Tottenham Court Road, which is just 300 meters away. Tube passengers can also access the British Museum from Holborn station, which is 500m away, or from Russell Square and Goodge Street, which are both 800m from the museum’s entrance in London.

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Wichita, Kansas: Overlooked Tourist Destination

December 17th, 2010

wichita-kansas-travel.jpgWhen you hear the words ‘Wichita’ and ‘Kansas,’ you probably don’t associate it with tourist destinations. While it’s true that Wichita does not inspire the same sense of wonder that New York, Los Angeles, or even Kansas City do, the Wichita metropolitan area is a wonderful place to visit, with plenty of activities to entertain the whole family.

Wichita is located in south-central Kansas, about 50 miles north of the Oklahoma border. It is the largest city in Kansas, with approximately 365,000 residents. While Wichita is known as the Air Capital of the World, it also has deep roots in the soil, with visitors only needing to drive about 15 minutes in any direction to reach the open farm country.

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Getting a Good Coffee in London

December 9th, 2010

monmouth-coffee-london.JPGLondon doesn’t have the same espresso-fuelled reputation of Paris or Rome, but it’s still a city full of coffee lovers with a vast array of options for getting your caffeine fix.

There are a number of big chains that can be found throughout the city. International coffee giant Starbucks has, predictably, a massive number of locations across London. There are also less internationally famous brands that serve up quality coffee all around the city, with the most popular being Caffé Nero, Costa Coffee, and Coffee Republic. Within Central London, you’re never more than five minutes walk away from one of them!

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