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Life in New Zealand: A Rich Blend of Provincial and Cosmospolitan

New Zealand is a long way off the beaten track; what is the magic of this place so far removed from the busiest spots on earth? Backdrop for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, New Zealand’s mesmerizing natural beauty has lured smitten tourists from across the globe, hoping to touch some of the alchemy of Middle Earth. Many find themselves spellbound not only by the landscape, but by the lifestyle of the country.

National Gallery in London
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Walking Tour of London: Around Trafalgar Square

See London’s famous landmarks with this tour of Trafalgar Square, taking in the art galleries, Nelson’s column and some unusual and interesting sights. London’s famous square was named after Admiral Lord Nelson’s illustrious victory over Napoleon’s fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. It has acted as the city’s magnet for visitors and, until recently, pigeons. It hosts a number of festivals, public displays and demonstrations, including regular events such as New Year’s celebrations and Christmas ceremonies.

Ziarat Valley
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Hidden Paradise – Ziarat Valley in Balochistan

Ziarat valley is a picturesque valley located in the Himalayan mountainous region lying to the northeast of Quetta in Balochistan province of Pakistan. Ziarat valley is chiefly famous for having the world’s oldest and second largest juniper forest. The valley is also famous for vast swathes of land covered with a variety of top quality fruit orchards. Other natural features comprise many mountain peaks, springs and karezes( historical underground irrigation tunnels ).

Knossos Crete
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Five top activities to do on the Greek Islands

Visiting the Greek Islands is an experience that lasts a lifetime. It makes sense to include the very best attractions and activities for yourself and your family. Your travel agent can help you plan your trip and include specific islands/beaches/attractions, or you can plan your own agenda.

Five places you must include for yourself and your family are:

Hawaii Waikiki Beach, Oahu
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Tourist’s guide to the Islands of Hawaii

When you decide that Hawaii will be the location of your next vacation, you will have to make a difficult decision of what island you want to visit. There are five islands making up the state of Hawaii and all of them have fabulous opportunities to make every visit the best one ever. It is, therefore, important for you to have a little bit of knowledge of each of these islands so that you can make up your mind.

Paricutin
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Parícutin

Parícutin is a volcano located in the Mexican state of Michoacán. The whole area of Michoacán-Guanajuato of Mexico lies in the volcanic field. This volcano first erupted in 1943 and then a series of eruptions followed till 1956.The first year saw the most of the volcanic activities and cone formation. The cone grew almost to 1,100 feet feet. In 8 years it grew to 290 feet.

Retezat National Park
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Retezat National Park

Romania has always been a favorite destination for the bold and the adventurous types. You have often weaved stories about its dark forests and age old castles. Some also relish the Dracula myth of Transylvania. Its age old heritage with castles from the past or some forgotten church gives tourists something to bring home to. Romania is also immensely rich in natural resources. The Retezat National Park in the upper reaches of the Carpathian mountains are a revelation.

Franz Josef Glacier
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Franz Josef Glacier

Most of the West Coast of New Zealand is the glacial zone. If you want to experience the most amazing of glacial environment in New Zealand then Franz Josef Glacier is a sure bet. The Glacier was a huge mass of ice shelf in the last ice Age but gradually dwindled in size with time.The glacier rises upto 300 meters above sea level. It is included in the possessions of Westland National Park on the West Coast.

Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
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Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

Grand Canyon is perhaps the most amazing attraction in the famous Yellowstone National Park. This majestic natural feature is the certain result of erosion, which is now 10,000 years old with the breadth as 4000 feet and depth as 1,200 feet. However, it is not the statistics that makes it breathtaking, rather it is the array of vantage points on this Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, which give you a chance to marvel at the two most stunning cascades namely, the Lower Falls plunging sharply into the canyon (308 feet) and the Upper Falls cascading down 109 feet.

Houses of Parliament at the River Thames in London
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London’s Architectural Wonders

No city is as freely endowed with marvels of architecture at every corner as London. The city is known for being a center for arts and history.

The numerous buildings and historical structures in the city stand in picture book testimony to the historical significance as well as the culture of the region.

Dublin, Custom House
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Visit the historic capital city of Ireland – Dublin

The historic capital city of IrelandDublin offers various interesting things to see and do. It is a cultural epicenter and a perfect family destination. A tour of this lovely city will provide you some glimpse of the Irish culture. Right from applauded artists and authors, to monumental museums, brewing loveliness and to sporting traditions; Dublin city has it all!

Liverpool
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Liverpool attractions

Popular for sports and music, England’s Liverpool in the Merseyside city is a town of cultural heritage due to which it recently became the European Capital of Culture (2008). Some more honors of this city include – the home of the largest national museum out of London, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, oldest Chinatown, and famous musicians such as Gerry & the Pacemakers and The Beatles. Not only this, even architectural treats abound the city, which make a unique appeal to the construction fans. In short, one is ensured about the diverse Liverpool attractions for all kind of fun and thrills.

Florence, Fountain of Neptune
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Florence Italy attractions

Welcome to the birthplace of Italian Renaissance! This is none other than the capital of Tuscany in Italy, Florence that is the artistic, architectural, and historical treasure of the country. For the historians, renaissance lovers, and general fans of history, a visit to this city is a mandate option at least for once in a lifetime. With churches, galleries, museums, parks, bridges, and observation towers; there is much to see and do of which certain Florence Italy attractions are a must to explore.

Christchurch
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Christchurch attractions

After Auckland in New Zealand, Christchurch is the largest city and is the starting point for touring the famous South Island. For nature lovers, this is one of the dream destinations with the growing number of trees throughout the city as well as suburbs rendering it as the ‘Garden City’. On the other hand, for the fans of festivals, it is no less than a Festival City when summer after Christmas brings in a lot of party moments. And yes, the architectural as well as the cultural buffs will just love to explore the English heritage well reflected in the ancient buildings.

Dublin Castle
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Ireland – Nice Place to Travel Alone

Do you like the idea of traveling alone? While many say yes, there’re exceptions as some like to travel with friends or families. If you’re traveling alone, it has its own benefits or perhaps a bit more than with a partner or a friend. The biggest advantage of traveling alone is the amount of freedom it gives. You don’t have to depend on somebody else dictating which way to go or where to go. You find a route exciting, pack your bags and head alone for if you believe in what you see is what you get, then solo traveling is the best.

Grand Canal Venice
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Grand Canal Venice

Every city has a deciding factor that usually comes to the mind when you talk or read about the city. For Venice off course it is the Grand Canal. Just imagine a whole city where a network of canals runs through. For us who have had always to be satisfied with hackneyed lifestyle in a traffic jammed city, Venice is off course a welcome breather. The snaking water of the canal lined up with age old heritage properties, markets, shops, and palaces is something straight out of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. The Canal is approximately 2 miles and at the Southern end of San Marco it is 350 feet wide.This was the high end district with luxury quarters. Houses were larger here and grand.Traditionally speaking this section was all for Renaissance grandeur. Merchants would often find this district advantageous to them. The best way to explore the Canyon is off course the waterbuses. Don’t hesitate. Go take a ride of a lifetime.

Great Barrier Reef Australia
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Great Barrier Reef Australia

Great Barrier Reef Australia is one of the finest natural gifts to the marine diversity of this world. For us it may be the association of fun, frolic, and scuba diving but for scientists and nature lovers of the world it is a place that must be saved and preserved at all costs. This region has over 2,900 reefs, around 940 islands and cays. The area sprawls around for 2,300 kms in the Queensland Coast. The Marine park is 345,000 km.Atlleast 1,500 species of fish, 359 types of hard coral and 175 avian species have been recorded here. The reef has atleast 5,000 to 8,000 molluscs along with a wide variety of sponges, worms, crustaceans. The reef is frequented by tourists and scuba divers from world over. It is easily accessible from Cairns. You can also take a boat trip here that is conducted from Queensland coast and is reasonably priced. Several of the coral cay islands have been transformed into resorts were tourists can also stay over if it takes their fancy.

Manchester
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Manchester – Sights and Attractions

Manchester is situated in the south central portion of North West England. The city is of course known for its football heritage, but is also equally rewarding with respect to its attractions related to arts, culture and others. It is a center of commerce, media, education as well as commerce. The city is among the best places to live in the United Kingdom, as well as one of the best places to start a new business. The city is ranked the third in terms of popularity in the UK, and is visited by travelers from U itself, as well as from all over the world.

Table Mountain and Cape Town
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Table Mountain

This flat topped mountain in Cape Town stretches over the whole of Cape Town and can be seen from the sailing ships that anchors here. Table Mountain is more than a natural wonder . It is the most important landmark for the country of South Africa and also features in the national flag. The mountain is a source of natural activities from hiking to trailing, or exploring the National Park at the top of the table mountain. If you think hiking here is a difficult proposition try out the cable car rides. They provide you a full view of the surrounding cliffs, the sea and the vast expanse of nature that is the Table Mountain. You wouldn’t know from where it begins and end . The cableway was launched in 1929. Now there are two cable cars on the run. However the Cable Car operates only when the weather is not turbulent.

Camps Bay, Cape Town
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What Are Africa’s Best Beach Resorts?

It’s hard to find better sun than you can find in Africa. That’s why it’s not surprising that some of the best resorts around can be found in Africa. But the beauty of Africa isn’t just locked in its beaches. Boasting some of the most magnificent landscapes you’re ever likely to see, it’s a great place to explore, especially when taking in the majestic sight of Africa’s wild game. Visiting Africa needn’t be as expensive as it might seem and there are plenty of cheap holiday offers online.