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Belgium city of Oudenaarde
Oudenaarde is a Flemish province of East Flanders. It has a population of just under 40, 000 people today and an area of approximately 68 sq KM. The history of Oudenarde started in 974 when Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Germany built a fort...
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Belgium city of Mechelen
Visitors to St. Rumbold’s cathedral in Mechelen can see a view of the town hall. It was located in the Cloth Hall, begun in 1311 but incomplete without a belfry and in the former Brabant Grand council built by Charles V. The building was finished acc...
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Cyprus city of Nicosia part 2
Pieces of important artistic as well as archaeological and historical value that are typical of Cypriot culture and include the cross shaped idol of the Chalcolithic period, the Early Bronze Age golden jewellery from Egkomi and the 1st century BC sta...
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Cyprus city of Nicosia part 1
Lefkosia (Nicosia) is the only divided capital in the world, it is situated practically in the centre of Cyprus and constitutes a rich cultural hub. In the centre of Lefkosia, one can visit the Observatory on the 11th floor of a Shakolas Tower buildi...
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Cyprus city of Limassol - part 3
The museum of Viticulture is housed in a traditional village house. Viniculture equipment and items of folk art are on a exibit. In the yard, a large cauldron used for the preparation of the local beverage zivania can also be seen. Om...
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Cyprus city of Limassol - part 2
East of Lemesos is Amathous, according to Mythology Greek hero Theseus left the pregnant Ariadne to be attended by the local women. Archaeological finds originate from several tombs, one of which was found in the front entrance of a present Amathus H...
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Touring the Tuscan region of Italy
The Tuscan region has a population of about 3. 5 million with almost half a million of those living in its capital, Florence. It is bordered by the sea to the west, and by the Apennine Mountains to the east. The northern border is the Alpi Apuane whi...
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Tuscany must see places (Part 4)
Tuscany must see places (Part 4) Barga The village of Barga is known for its cathedral and summer music festival. It is set in the shadow of...
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Tuscany must see places (Part 3)
Tuscany must see places (Part 3) Lucca Lucca is located on a plain at the foot of the Apuan Alps. In some ways Lucca is like many of the ot...
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Tuscany must see places (Part 2)
Tuscany must see places (Part 2) The Crete The almost bare clay hills of the Crete stretch south of Siena and make up one of Tuscany’s most...
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Tuscany must see places (Part 1)
Tuscany must see places (Part 1) Our trip to Italy was an extended one that allowed us to see and stay in many areas over a few months. However for most people it is impossible to see all that Tu...
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Cyprus city of Limassol part 1
CYPRUS city of LIMASSOL part 1 Lemesos, the second largest city of the Cyprus island. Lies Between two ancient city-kingdoms. Amathus to the East and Kourion to the West. The city developed after the destruction of Amathus by Richard t...
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Visiting Portofino part 1
Visiting Portofino 1 The Riviera di Levante is part of the Italian coast that many people can overlook. If you are driving south on the A12 you can dismiss Genoa and the coastal area as you head towards more inviting areas. However thi...
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Visiting Portofino part 3
Visiting Portofino 3 The village of Portofino lies at the end of a narrow and winding road just 5km to the south of Santa Margherita. You can take this journey by bus all year longer but a better option, in spring and summer, is to use...
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Visiting Portofino part 2
Visiting Portofino 2 The appeal of Portofino becomes more obvious once you first see it with your own eyes. Many people will have seen photographs of the famous views down into the harbour without realising where it was. The village is...
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Visiting Rio (Part 2)
Visiting Rio (Part 2) There are many places to visit but you should always include a visit to the Confeitaria Colombo which is a pastry establishment like no other and has been open since 1894. It’s wonderfully ornate decor makes it th...
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Visiting Rio (Part 1)
Visiting Rio (Part 1) The Portuguese named the city Rio de Janeiro following an expedition in January 1502 when they mistakenly believed they had moored in a river mouth and the city' s name is a direct translation; January river.
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Sweden’s Ice Hotel - Activities (Part 2)
Snowmobile tours There are tours under this category to suit all budgets and levels of experience. You can start with a simple afternoon tour, progress to an evening northern lights safari or eve...
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Sweden’s Ice Hotel - Activities (Part 1)
One of the questions often asked about a trip here is, Will there be anything to do other than look at the snow? Well the answer to that question is an emphatic YES. In fact there is so much to do that you will need to pick which of the many things y...
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Sweden’s Ice Hotel (Part 3)
The location Jukkasjärvi has perfect conditions for clear ice making. The river is quite slow as it passes which means that it can turn into thick ice. Also as the river is still moving you get less air bubbles forming in the ice which gives you the ...
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