Archive for June, 2012

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York celebrates 800 years

Very few cities can look forward to celebrating 800 years since given its freedom as the city of York. It has been slated as a year full of events that residents have been looking forward to for some time. The month of June was kicked off with a bang as visitors got to indulge in [...]

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Things to Do in East London

Most visitors to London never venture to the East End, but the preparations for the 2012 London Olympics have put this part of the city on the tourism map. Neighbourhoods around the future Olympic Village in East London are being redeveloped and renovated for Olympic tourists, and the East End offers vibrant street markets, free [...]

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Dubrovnik, Croatia – Pearl of the Mediterranean

Dubrovnik is definitely worth visiting for reasons that are difficult to describe in words as much as with a photo, however talented you may be. Why? Simply because words and photos cannot communicate what matters about this town, the first encounter with it and the elation you feel when you see it for the first [...]

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Alternative Iceland Vacation

Iceland has a multitude of well-known, spectacular tourist attractions. The Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle and Myvatn are all definitely worth seeing, but sometimes their fame masks some of the other jewels Iceland has to offer. For the visitor looking for something a little different, or someone making their second or third trip to the [...]

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Oranjestad – Aruba Gem of the Caribbean

If they travel often enough, eventually vacationers will stumble upon cities they find truly remarkable even though they happened to visit them almost by accident. For big fans of cruising, it’s not unusual to find themselves in the most amazing places because a particular port-of-call happened to be on their cruise itinerary. A destination perhaps [...]