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Edinburgh Dungeon

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Edinburg might be the capital of Scotland but it’s a freak city. Yes its true that the city has an amazing number of heritage buildings and a landscape to match its history but the city is quite in contrast to the nearby city of Fife in Scotland. The Edinburgh Dungeon is run by the same entertainment company that also runs the New York and the London Dungeons. It takes you through the gory detailing of the Scottish history for a thousand years.The crime and punishment meted out to the offenders tells you of the barbaric torture that they had to go through. All hell breaks loose here. Yes that’s what this journey is all about ! About hell breaking loose. But knowing humans and their knack fro the uncanny and the dangerous this Dungeon will always top the list in the tourist attraction itinerary. Continue reading “Edinburgh Dungeon” »

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Las Vegas Casinos

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Vegas is an ultimate experience if money is no restraining force. Some comes here only for the nightlife and casinos. The Las Vegas Casinos is almost synonymous with the city as Empire State building is to New York. Even if you do not gamble you can enter the casinos and watch the sea of activities taking place here. Make If you are a layman in the gambling world make sure not to start with Texas Holdem or blackjack.If you are first timer here the glitz, glamour and show of the Las Vegas Casinos might look like a scene from a Hollywood  movie like the Ocean’s 11. Continue reading “Las Vegas Casinos” »

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

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The Taj Mahal is almost synonymous with all things romantic and beautiful. It is more than a beautiful structure in marble. It is almost haunting in its beauty. Located in Agra on the River Yamunna, its history is etched in love, betrayal, and blood shed. Though we get to hear only the romantic side of it the gory part is as intense. The Taj is best viewed on a moonlit night. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built it in the memory of his lady love Mumtaj Mahal who died during child birth. The serenity and purity of the structure will awe you. Moreover the geometric precision and compactness of the structure is a great engineering feat. But the most distinguishing feature of the Taj Mahal is its painting made from precious and semi precious stones on the inside of the Mahal. Continue reading “Taj Mahal” »

Tower Bridge in London

Tower Bridge in London

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Along with the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and the Queens guards, Tower Bridge in London is synonymous with the city. It is in all probability the most popular bridge in the world. It was designed by Sir Horace Jones. The engineer appointed with this was Sir John Wolfe-Barry. The bridge was started in 1886 and completed in 1894. The whole of the tower exterior is designed in Victorian masonry. It stands ta 206 feet. The material used to make it was steel. The whole design and architecture of the tower in Victorian Gothic style is perfectly in sync with the surrounding and also the Tower of London. Continue reading “Tower Bridge in London” »

Buckinham Palace

Buckingham Palace

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Buckingham Palace is the seat of Royalty in England.The place was as private as private can be and was opened to the public only from 1993. For a visitor the entryway is from the Ambassador’s Court on Buckingham Palace Road. The place also houses the administrative headquarters of the Monarchy. It is one of the Royal Palaces whose reputation and royalty haven’t dwindled away with age and  the rise of democracy. The State Rooms are used by the Royal family to receive guests. It is only when the Queen visits Scotland in the month of August and September that visitors can see the state rooms. Continue reading “Buckingham Palace” »

Great wall of China

Great Wall of China

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Great Wall of China was listed as an UNESCO site in 1987. This winding pathway over mountain, plateaus, grasslands and deserts is one of the most fascinating man made structure in human history. Its very breadth – 8,851.8 kilometers (5,500 miles) is unimaginable. Records of it go back to 2000 years. While some of the sections are in derelict conditions others are well preserved. Some of the most scenic landscape can be viewed from its upper reaches. One of the interesting  Great Wall of China Facts is that it was built by the laborers, farmers, and soldiers in China and continued from the Warring States Period to the to Ming Dynasty. The wall starts from Hushan in Liaoning and ends in Jiayuguan Pass in Gansu in the western zone. It passes through nine provinces namely the Liaoning, Hebei, Beijing, Tianjin, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia and Gansu. According to Chinese history 20 or more dynasties added to the Great Walls. Initially it was under the military and access to it was tough by tourists. Now most of the sections have been opened to visitors. Continue reading “Great Wall of China” »

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Walt Disney World

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If you are talking about recreation resort the first name that comes up is Walt Disney World resort. It covers around 30,080-acre and is located in Orlando, Florida. The resort has four theme parks, two water parks, numerous themed resort hotels, a sprawling campground, health spas, fitness centers and a host of other entertainment that you can’t possibly think of in a recreational park. Continue reading “Walt Disney World” »

Toronto CN Tower

CN Tower Toronto

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Located in downtown Toronto CN Tower Toronto, in Canada is one of the highest observation and communication tower in the world. It stands at a height of 553.3 metres and is surpassed only by Burj Khalifa in Dubai as the tallest independent structure on land. It is a signature of Canada and attracts about two million visitors from all over the world. CN refers to Canadian National the name of the railway company that commissioned the project. The CN now stands for Canadian National Tower.The American Society of Civil Engineering considers it as one of the wonders of the world. The idea to build the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere originated when the Canadian National Railway wanted to built a huge TV and radio communication platform to cater to the Toronto area. It also wanted to demonstrate the strength of the company as a whole. The project was declared official by 1972. Some of the engineers associated with this project were Webb, Zerafa, Menkes, and Housden Architects. Continue reading “CN Tower Toronto” »

Cruises from Galveston

Cruises from Galveston

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If you are looking for a perfect lounging vacation, there are two options for you: lying down at still sand of the beach or on the deck of moving cruise. If you compare the two, the majority will go in the hands of the latter, as that is comparatively an exciting way to relax, but still have fun. Taking you away from your hectic schedule, a cruise vacation is just the ideal choice to relax and escape! But, I also agree that cruises tend to be very costly than the lounges at the beach and that this lump sum amount can keep you away from your cruise enjoyment. Therefore, I am sure you might be looking for some cheap cruises. Continue reading “Cruises from Galveston” »