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Today, Dubai is a desert oasis with world class beaches, luxurious hotels and unforgettable restaurants. Yet despite its phenomenal growth, the towering skyscrapers and manmade islands of Dubai sit a stone throw away from historic sites that speak of its history and traditional culture. In a sense, a visit to the... Read all »
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That being said, restrictions on moving from one side to the other across the ‘Green Line’ have been more relaxed in recent years. Planning an itinerary that covers sites in both North and South is feasible. Each side has its strong points.
For instance, the south has a far more developed tourism... Read all »
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While the mountains dominate its north, the south of the country is of much lower altitude being on the fringes of the Indus-Ganges river plains. Elevations are mostly below 1000 meters. Few countries can purport to have 5 seasons – spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter. Similarly, Nepal has 5 climate zones... Read all »
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A Semitic tribe, the Nabataeans were attracted to the to its ideal location as a confluence of trading routes between Asia, north Africa and the middle east. The city saw significant prosperity until the Romans conquered it in the 2ndcentury AD. The city would fall into decline eventually becoming a desolate place... Read all »
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Unlike other popular tourist destinations in other parts of the world where the ecosystem is fairly consistent, Patagonia is the epitome of contradictions. At some point, you may be in the midst of desolate desert covered with little more than thorn bushes, scrubs and other forms of low lying arid vegetation. Just as... Read all »
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For a place that packs such history, to say there are numerous places to see would be an understatement. The most sacred religious sites are in or within the limits of Jerusalem. These include:
Western Wall – Also called the wailing wall, the Western Wall is the only remaining portion of the wall that encircled... Read all »
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As you would expect with such an enormous land area, open spaces and low population density, Namibia boasts numerous natural attractions that range from the Namib and Kalahari deserts to the Etosha and Fish River Canyon parks. Sandwiched by the Kalahari to the east and a long Atlantic coastline to the west, the... Read all »
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Spring is also the season when we start seeing and feeling more sunshine. This means longer days. Experiencing more light from the sun on a daily basis results in feelings of happiness and there is anticipation for good things to come.
Yes, spring is a wonderful time so why not take a break?
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Spring is the signal that banishes winter. More sunshine and green scenery with blossoms makes you want to get out there and enjoy life. After all, winter can drag on and if you live in a cold climate then spring is a most welcome change.
In the US, spring breaks became fashionable at the end of World War II. In... Read all »
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A key decision you will have to make when renting a houseboat is what capacity you are looking at. Note that when determining the maximum number of persons allowed per boat, every person including children counts towards the maximum headcount. Overloading is not only illegal in many jurisdictions but it is also... Read all »
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When Women Visit Vegas
The stories about hookers in Vegas are all true. This means women traveling to this city must be wary of men trying to pick them up. They are usually men from out of town or men who have had too much to drink. This could happen anywhere in the city including casinos. Professional working... Read all »
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Sailing in Denmark is however different from sailing in any other country. Denmark is a place of deep fjords, excellent ocean waters, belts, straits, lakes and even navigable inland rivers. With such a rich menu, your Denmark sailing holiday can be as short as a few hours or as long as 2 or 3 weeks. The sailing... Read all »