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Ice and Snow Festival of Harbin, China: 5 Places Not to Miss

January 18, 2016

Harbin International Ice Snow Festival is a winter artwork festival held in Harbin, the capital city of Heilongjiang Province in China and it’s the city’s main highlight, attracting annually between 10 and 15 million visitors, both local people and tourists.

This year, the world’s biggest ice sculpture festival is at the 32th edition; it begins on January 5 and lasts until February 1st. The location, with an arctic climate, provides big quantities of snow and ice and allows the sculptures to resist as much as possible.

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Singapore: 6 Best Attractions of the Garden City

January 5, 2016

Singapore is a leading global city in Southeast Asia and the only island city-state in the world. It includes 63 islands with a tropical rain-forest climate and no distinctive seasons. Tourism is a very important part of the economy, with more than 15 million tourists per year. The state’s leaders are always concerned about maintaining a healthy and sustainable environment, so they set up many large parks and nature reserves. Furthermore, Singapore became one of the most luxurious travel destinations in the world.

Jurong Bird Park is an interesting attraction of Singapore, where you can escape every time you want to avoid the urban noise and and to relax in the nature. With a collection of more than 5000 birds from 400 species, the park has many exciting things to see: the Waterfall Aviary, the Penguin Coast or the Pelican Cove. If you are an avian fan, you can spend the night there by camping with the penguins and other birds.

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6 Things to do in the vibrant Dublin

December 22, 2015

Dublin is the principal city of Ireland, situated in the province of Leinster, at the mouth of Liffey River. Like a modern city, Dublin can be divided into many sectors, but as a tourist, you can choose what area to visit or, for a better experience, you can go through all of them.

Firstly, there is the Medieval Quarter, the oldest part of the city, where you can see attractions like Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle and Christ Church. Then is the Antique Quarter, represented by Francis Street, an area full of stores with antique objects, jewels, clothes and other souvenirs. Another highlight of any visit to Dublin is the Cultural Quarter, where can be found many music venues, restaurants and boutiques. This is the place where you can enjoy the real Dublin atmosphere.

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Experience the ancient world atmosphere in Cairo

December 11, 2015

Cairo, meaning “the victorious city”, is the capital of Egypt, known as the oldest touristic city in the world. It is situated along the Nile River, near the point where the river ramifies into the Delta region.

Visiting Cairo is as beautiful as it is crazy, the traffic could be a little bit disturbing, but, beneath this, there are so many curiosities to find out and such amazing places to see. The mix of the old world traditions and the modern technology reflect both in the lifestyle and in the city’s architecture.

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New Year’s Eve in The City of Fireworks-Sydney

December 8, 2015

Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia, located on the east coast. The city surrounds the world largest natural harbour and it lays towards the Blue Mountains, to the west side.

Besides its amazing attractions and beautiful landscapes, Sydney is a special destination to spend New Year’s Eve. If Paris is called the city of lights, Sydney could be named the city of fireworks, and winter holidays are a suitable chance to see the lights shows. Sydney is intensely visited by many tourists throughout the year, but on New Year’s Eve, there is an unforgettable background.

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Looking for the perfect place to spend Christmas?

December 7, 2015

In many countries of the world, Christmas Holiday is a very special moment and it’s spirit catches us all. It’s not only about gifts, lights, carols and Santa Claus, but it’s more about spirit and feelings. The streets fill out of lights and decorations, the shops are full of toys and other gifts and everybody looks after having the perfect holiday.

Some people run away from the cold weather and go to exotic destination to relax and to enjoy the sun and the sea. But other people choose to spend Christmas with family, in a peaceful mood, enjoying the silence and making presents to the loved ones. For those who want to mix traveling with Christmas atmosphere, there are many amazing destinations all over the world and you can find some of them below.

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The Best of Santorini: Sunsets and Boat Tours

December 3, 2015

Santorini is a Greek island located in the southern Aegean Sea. It belongs to the archipelago with the same name and it is what remained after the eruption of an enormous volcano. This is how the giant lagoon was created, surrounded by high steep cliffs, that give a breathtaking landscape for the admirers. If you get there, don’t miss the warm sunset, the golden sun falling in the sea.

If you travel to Santorini, there is no way of getting bored. There are so many attractions, archaeological sites, churches, museums to see, and also wonderful places to get relaxed, like the large beaches, with bars and cafés alongside.

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Prague­: The Golden City of 100 Spires

November 27, 2015

Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and also the historical capital of Bohemia, situated on the Vltava River, in the north-west of the country. On the east side of the river is The Old Town, dating from 13th century, while on the west side is the other part of Prague, named The Lesser Town.

With a population of 1.24 million people, which makes the country the 15th largest city in the European Union, Prague is well known for its famous cultural attractions, especially because of the architectural styles. Called “The Golden City of 100 Spires”, Prague hosts so many Renaissance, Gothic and Baroque churches, cathedrals, towers and town halls, all of them having beautiful spires.

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What to visit in Kuala Lumpur

September 23, 2012

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, has emerged in recent years as a new travel hub for Asia supported by the increasing number of flight connections. Kuala Lumpur offers a unique perspective over a mix of Asian cultures joining the western lifestyle.

With many impressive brand new skyline buildings, a multitude of luxury hotels at low prices, KLC (Kuala Lumpur City) is awaiting visitors from all over the world at some great rates.

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What to visit in Budapest

September 23, 2012

If you travel to Budapest, Hungary, there are a few things that should be on your “to visit” list. Budapest, the capital of Hungary, counts only about 1 million inhabitants. Nevertheless, Budapest does not lack the cosmopolitan life.

Split in two by the Danube river (just like the whole country of Hungary), Budapest is easy to get around and check the well kept 1800-1900 buildings, old streets and monuments.

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What to visit in Vienna

September 23, 2012

The city of Vienna (Wien) is the capital of Austria, and one of the old European cultural cities. When I say cultural, I refer to the fact that Vienna was one of the European cultural centers 200 years ago, as schooling in this city was for elites of that time.

With a rich history in royalty and aristocracy, Vienna has many things to show. There are a lot of well preserved buildings dating the golden ages, many of them imposing through their architectural stature even now, after such a long period of time.

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What to visit in Venice

September 23, 2012

Venice, Italy, is a world recognized touristic attraction, and no matter in what period of the year you will go there, there are always a lot of tourists around. Venice is split in two sides: one on the sea (the touristic area that we will refer to in this article) and a continental area, where a regular city has emerged.

Built upon sea, all islands are separated by the Venice canals, populated by motor boats and gondolas. Best time to visit is February when the Venice Carnival takes place. No worry if you can’t make it during that period as Venice keeps its carnival spirit all year long and beautiful masks are for sale at every souvenir shop.

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