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Re: Wonders of the Modern World

DrFumblefinger ·
The Soviets have never been completely transparent about Chernobyl, but this is the story as best as I was able to synthesize it: It seems that the alarm system was malfunctioning (going off all the time) so it was turned off by the tech monitoring the system. He had the fuel rods pulled out of their cooling chambers for maintenance work, was distracted (remember, the alarms are off), then by the time he focused back on the task at hand the rods had begun to melt and couldn't be reinserted...
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Re: World's scariest hiking trail?

Dr.Y ·
To be precise, the Hua Shan trial has two sections. The longer scarier section with local advise to be done during night is now equipped with Gondola. Only the hard core climber will try that section now. There are park ranger standing by the entrance to screen if some one is really fit for the climb (after seeing the trial in person, i realized that the screen is not just for increasing the Gondola revenue! ). Not be too relaxed yet, even after the Gondola ride, to reach the tea house, one...
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Re: Finishing college. Need help planning trip to U.K,

Hank ·
Hi guys, hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. It was good to be with my family again. Visiting and catching up with everyone took longer than I'd thought, but did do a little research into the trip and came out with this plan. Basically, with GarryRF's advice, I think I'll focus my time in the north to save money cause my budget is limited. After that I'll finish my vacation in London and Paris. I need to find places to stay but more important now just to frame the trip. The details I...
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Re: Minneapolis in the winter

Ottoman ·
Hi Theodore! I am a Mall of America fan. You can easily spend an entire weekend (or many evenings) at the Mall of America. First of all, the mall is very easy to get to by train from downtown (CICAK did a wonderful job explaining that), and fares are quite cheap (fares go for about $1.75 to $2.25 one way depending on what time of day you ride). As CICAK also mentioned, there is something for everybody at the mall. If you just want to find a warm dry place to walk and people watch, I believe...
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Re: Places where nature has taken over

PHeymont ·
Walking through wooded areas in rural New England (including in park land), it's not uncommon to come on foundations or other evidence of human occupation, and we're not talking paleolithic! Industrialization, urbanization and westward expansion lowered population levels in rural New England in the later 1800s, and today more of New England is covered in forest than at the time of the American Revolution! Old farmsteads, mills, even villages just disappeared.
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Re: How do you use the internet while traveling?

DrFumblefinger ·
I have not been to Japan, but generally my travel experience with internet access has been much more positive than yours. I've generally had good luck with getting on line in Europe, South America and even Southern Africa. Once in a while the internet might be down at a place I'm staying at, but usually it's quickly repaired. Exceptions to this are very rural areas, like in Patagonia and where I'm heading next week, Yellowstone National Park. There is really not internet available at most...
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Re: How to visit Florida's Everglades National Park

Travel Luver ·
I will have a car rental. We will be there in December and have 2 nights to spend at or near the park.
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Re: Weekend getaways. Where's your favorite spot

Former Member ·
There is always something to do here in Redding. This part of California is known for its natural setting and Gold Rush history. We like to picnic at Shasta Lake or visit the Gold Rush ghost town at Shasta State Historic Park. Hiking at Lassen Volcanic park is always invigorating. In the Spring, you cannot beat a visit to the 220 acre arboretum at Turtle Bay.
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Re: Weekend getaways. Where's your favorite spot

DrFumblefinger ·
Living in Calgary now, my favorite weekend get away is the Canadian Rockies. Banff is just an hour away and with it thousands of square kilometers of unspoiled wilderness, like the scene below in Sunshine Meadows: or nearby Kananaskis Country. And in the winter it's beautiful with snow and has world class skiing. Sot he Canadian Rockies is where I like to go.
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Re: California road trip ideas

Theodore Behr ·
That helps me figure out what to tell you, Mrs. Briggs OK, so I'd suggest you fly into LAX. You'll need a car rental to get around LA. Spend three or four days here, may go see Disneyland, maybe go see Universal Studios, maybe go to Knott's Berry Farm. Maybe see the making of a TV show. You could easily spend 10 days in LA, but you've got 10 days for the whole trip, I guess, so that's all you'll have time for. Then head out of the city. You'll want to head out on Hwy 101, which takes you...
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Re: California road trip ideas

Former Member ·
I wish I could remember where, but somewhere not too long before SF, there's a state park on a beach that the elephant seals are on. They are huge and they are incredibly funny when they move, but also fast, It's worth a stop for a while. And just a little further north was a state or county park with redwoods. Maybe someone here will know where I'm talking about!
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Re: The Legend of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula)

Former Member ·
Well first thank you for reading my post:d I just want to share what my country can offer I'll start with the wine cuz' you know we talk here about vampires and stuff. Our land can provide fine wines also, because we have a vast grapevine crops, the most in the land Dobrogea, which starts from the near field of Bucharest and goes all the way through the country and reach its fullest near the Constanta county (the county near the sea). Also we have a some wine tours, which you can follow if...
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Re: Replacing iPhone Abroad

HistoryDigger ·
UPDATE ON REPLACING AN iPHONE 5 IN EUROPE: Cologne's Apple store didn't have a US iPhone 5 in stock and the technician offered to order one for us. However, the phone would not arrive for a week, and we would be in London by then. So we made an Apple store genius bar appointment at London's Stratford City-Westfield location near the Olympic Park. WARNING: we made this appointment a week in advance, which is standard for Genius Bar schedules in Europe. (For laptop appointments, the wait is...
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Re: Agritourism Bed and Breakfast in Normandy

DrFumblefinger ·
Definitely visit the Mont St. Michel (island) after the tour buses leave. So a great time to head out to the island is mid afternoon (ie. get there by mid afternoon, don't leave Bayeux at that time). By the time you get to the old island itself the crowds will be thinning. It's a bit of a climb up to the monastery, but the views are incredible as the great history and beauty of the place. Just be sure you don't delay visiting the monastery too long (believe it closes at 6 pm but double check...
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Re: Romania-top 10 destinations of 2014

Former Member ·
Thank you for the video alphabet About the lakes with flower: i don't know any lakes with blooming flowers but if you are really a fan of "flower-watching" you can visit the Piatra Craiului National Park which is located in Brasov county. In this National Park you can see flowers like those in the pictures i attached, they are endemic or rare species for this area. Also we have a lot of Botanic Gardens like the one in Cluj county or Iasi county, i attached pictures for them too. Enjoy the ...
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Some of the best small town festivals in America

DrFumblefinger ·
I enjoy visiting festivals and special gatherings, especially in smaller cities and towns (where the crowds aren't so overwhelming).  Fodors recently featured a listing of some of their favorites in the USA, many of which I'd not heard of...
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Anyone Familiar with Croatia & Slovenia?

TravelGirlJenn ·
Hiya!   My parents and I are heading to Croatia and Slovenia this summer (early September) by way of Italy and I'm trying to figure out the most fluid way for us to hit all of our destinations.   Renting a car is a must; however, I would...
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Five outdoor activities to enjoy in Rajasthan

Pratap Singh ·
The monotonous routine life is full of boredom and stress. Outdoor adventurous activities are ultimate stress busters and fill your life with fun and excitement. Just slather your skin with a suntan and enjoy the out life under the open sky and sun. Rajasthan is a popular outdoor activity destination, and the major attractions are hot air balloon rides, paragliding, water sports, desert and camel safari. A few favorite destinations are: Desert safari at the Thar Desert The sand dunes in...
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6 MOST AWESOME OFFBEAT PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA!

indianeagle ·
Tired of traversing through the same old tourist trails? Tired of the insane crowds thronging every other tourist attraction in the country? Then maybe it’s time you considered visiting some of the most offbeat yet amazing places in India. This is one of the best ways to enjoy a trip to India as frankly, even the most scenic places in the country lose their charm when massive crowds throng them. Mercifully, India is a vast land that is blessed with plenty of awesome offbeat places as well...
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Top 10 Things to Do in Birmingham

Ruby Daub ·
Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK with a population of approximately 1,000,075 at the latest count. With a distinguished history based on its manufacturing heritage this proud city is now a magnet for tourists from all over the world and whether it is shopping you love, attractions or festivals and events, Birmingham and its surrounding area has everything you can think of. Murder Mystery Events If you are thinking of taking a weekend break in Birmingham why not try a Murder...
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Visiting and Then Moving to Sunny Brisbane

ArronHidd ·
A couple years back when I was first planning this simple vacation, I never thought it would be as life changing as it was. But life is unpredictable that way, and this story is definitely one for the grandkids. My husband and I were planning a short trip to Brisbane to get away from our 9 to 5 lives, so we booked a room in a hotel and went there for a few days. It was impossible not to fall in love with the atmosphere of the city on the very first day. My husband is a nature lover, so he...
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8 Tips To Actually Relax On Family Vacation And More

John Peter ·
Traveling has many benefits in terms of both physical and mental health, which is an effective way to improve mood. However, the feeling of traveling alone or with friends is not the same as when you go with the family members. It will be the most precious moments to help the members closer. You are looking forward to your family holiday and you really need a vacation, but at the same time you fear the packing, children’s behavior, their potential sickness and unpacking all over again? You...
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What Are Best Things To Do In Brisbane?

Riverlife Brisbane ·
Brisbane is one of the most vibrant, modern, and sunny cities with unsurpassed beauty and sub-tropical climate. You can always discover some friendly locals who will gladly show you this pretty riverside city. There are so many fun things to do in Brisbane that will give you eternally memorable moments for a lifetime. Here are the things you can include in your list: 1. Abseil Down And Brisbane’s Story Bridge: Climb Brisbane’s Story Bridge is one of the most iconic wonders of this city.
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Things you should do in Singapore

khush ·
Singapore is a tiny island and may be smaller than many major cities around the world, but this country has succeeded to create a high level of discipline among its people and is today being looked up upon across the world. However, don’t let the country’s inclination for law frighten you. Singapore can promise can extraordinary vacation, as long as you follow certain simple tips that will make your tour much more enjoyable. 1. Throw your litter into the bin Though this is quite a basic...
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Your Dog-Friendly Guide to Santa Barbara

Jhon Issac ·
I recently got a puppy shortly after my graduation. Living alone without having anyone to give my endless love was starting to bother me. Plus, as far as the word goes- A dog is a man's best friend, it's very true. So I got myself some time off from work and decided to travel to Santa Barbara. But I was in a real pinch. I have a four-legged friend who needs constant attention and care. I didn't have anyone to leave him behind with, and I personally didn't want to. So I decided to embark on...
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Unmissable Sights in Budapest

NikOl-Bp ·
We often travel to other countries, other cities, but not always for sightseeing. Conference, meeting, maybe for some service. These trips sometimes takes several days, but we can also decide to connect the pleasant to the useful and look around the city. Here is a brief introduction for those, whose destination is Budapest. What is a must see, from the Hungarian capital. I recommend this article, which contains more than 100 sights, for those who want to spend more days in Budapest, or want...
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Adventurous places to visit in India

Kerry ·
Life itself is a fun-filled adventure where we come across alternate twists and turns. Travelling is the best activity that helps us to find quick relief from our hectic schedules. India being blessed with an extensive land diversity, planning an adventurous trip here is something you should never miss on. Indian adventurous locations are characterized by high peaks, fascinating rivers, arduous mountain ranges, exotic wildlife. So, if you are ready to ditch in the boredom of your 9 to 5...
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The Ultimate Guide To Booking Your First Cruise

BoltPosts ·
Even though it’s a piece of cake compared to booking a conventional vacation, booking your first cruise might seem like an intimidating experience. Do you visit the Komodo national park ? Do you opt for an Amazon cruise? Or do you go for something completely else? There are decisions to be made – from where to sail, to which cruise line to opt for, and how to get the most for your money. So, is there something that can be done in order to make booking your first cruise an easier experience?
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Impression about Perth, Australia

Bliss Around The Corner ·
Hi Guys,   just a quick question - what's the first thing that comes in your mind when someone mentions Perth, Australia? I am curious to know how it is perceived from outside. Also, would you agree with these, or would you have your own...
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Oldest places in the U.S.

Jonathan L ·
From Budget Travel - a list of the oldest places in the United States. I have been to two of these - Acoma Pueblo and Yellowstone National Park. How many have you been to?   U.S. oldest places
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Learn How To Explore The Algarve’s Best Attractions And Activities With Ease

Algarve Fun ·
The Algarve Fun is situated on the Southern Coastline of Portugal. This is an area which is blessed with a geographical richness including stunning beaches, glorious climate and fishing towns, all these attributes together make it one of the best holiday destinations in the world. It’s great range of features attributes allows it to appeal to all sorts of tourists. Here we have waterparks for kids and teenagers, buzzing nightlife for adults and young couples, historical and cultural towns...
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Experience bliss at these nature-blessed destinations in Kerala

Rekha Bisht ·
Kerala is titled ‘God’s Own Country’ and that is not without reason. Blessed by nature in every form, it is truly one of the known paradise on Earth. Imagine lush greenery, endless blues, golden beaches, roaring waterfalls, navigable network of waters, wildlife inhabited jungles and bliss of every kind. When the Gods themselves have favoured this land, then it is not quite easy to make a list of the most beautiful places in Kerala, as every corner of the state is blessed in its own way. Here...
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Popular Destinations for Water Sports Activities in India

Sunil Vishwakarma ·
Blessed with waters of three oceans- Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, India is one of the best places for watersports in the world. Ready to explore the turquoise blues, the interesting diving spots and the colorful marine life? So, without much ado, here are some of the popular destinations where you can enjoy exciting water sports activities in India . Andaman Island Leaving behind all other destinations, Andaman leads the list. This Island archipelago is so much popular...
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A Guide To: Family Activities in North Wales

Ruby Daub ·
Planning a short break or family day trip can sometimes be a stressful process. It can seem near impossible to find a destination, accommodation and activities that cater for the whole family. Thankfully, North Wales has a wide range of fantastic activities and quality family friendly B&B accommodation to suit your needs. For inspiration, here’s a list of four great family friendly activities to try on your next visit to North Wales. Criccieth Castle Whilst there are many castles in...
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Indulge In The Beauty Of Kenya With These Must-Visit Places

Ruby Daub ·
Kenya is known to be one of the most attractive tourist spots of this planet. Its beautiful landscapes, huge varieties of animals and extremely humble and welcoming folks make this place absolutely amazing. Treat yourself to an exciting African experience as there are so many places to explore in Kenya. Its rich history and culture, natural beauty and rural ambience are totally incredible. Kenya is considered to be a heaven for the tourists who want to be closer to mother earth for a while.
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The Charm of the Most Beautiful Mountains Will Amaze You!

Kaitlyn Angles ·
Many people drive inspiration from different things. What is your inspiration> well, if you ask in your circle and social groups; you might end up in mountains. There are many fellows who take inspiration from the charm and beauty of mountains. Have you ever pondered about the gorgeous mountains that the world has stored for you? Yes, the world is full of wonders and beauties. When talking about landscapes, sceneries, mountains and hills; there are plenty of options that are absolutely...
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Hardwick Park . Sedgefield .Co Durham

Beverley Forbes Mcbean ·
Collection Of Images Captured On A Cold January Winters Walk Through Hardwick Park
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Top 10 Destinations Worth Exploring in Korea

Daniel Moore ·
When I say Korea, know that I am referring to South Korea by default. Of course, there would have been no confusion if there was no recent friendly meeting between North and South Korean leaders. True that the two places are now on excellent terms but South Korea is still the undisputed tourism hub. In recent years, the country has attracted special attention. This maybe solely because of social media sites and concentrated efforts by the Korean government to improve infrastructure as well...
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Check out the Unmissable things to do in Indonesia

Rekha Bisht ·
Located on both sides of the equator surrounded by waters of Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean, Indonesia is an archipelago of more than 17000 islands. The South Asian country is counted as one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is home to beaches, volcanoes, hundreds of ethnic groups, wildlife-thriving jungles, all of which look painted by the very Gods. From ancient Hindu temples, adventure sports, relaxing Balinese massage to a number of wonderful experiences, every moment spend...
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10 Reasons Why a Winter Holiday in India will be a Trip of a Lifetime

Akansha ·
Holidays in India are always magical and winters make it all the more special. The tropical country enjoys winters to its fullest. The mountains receive powdery snow while the beaches are balmy spots of bliss, the plains are cloaked in fog and every corner is seen rejoicing the season. A winter holiday in India is one of the best experiences one can have. Indulge in skiing, beach fun, water sports, relaxing, houseboat cruise on backwaters, festivals, wildlife adventure and other amazements,...
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Valentine’s Day in Goa: 10 Top things to make it best and unforgettable

VishnuKumar ·
If you have already planned to spend your vacations in Goa during the time of Valentine’s day, it will be great to enjoy so many activities in Goa. Goa is not only famous for its beaches and happening life but it is also popular for offering a surreal experience to the couples. Still, you didn’t plan to enjoy Valentine’s day in Goa then plan it for coming February as you can enjoy with multiple options in Goa. Some of the most romantic and loving things to do in Goa are: Hit the party at...
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Sardinia Holidays: The best areas of Sardinia for the perfect summer

Daniel Moore ·
The magical island of Sardinia stands out for its beautiful beaches and impressive landscapes, for its ancestral traditions and its famous horse races, also for the festivities of Sant Efisio (in Cagliari) and we cannot forget the famous “Cavalcata Sarda”. This island, located in insular Italy , give a warm welcome to all visitors who want to discover its magnificent cultural heritage. Sardinia offers a large array of leisure activities such as the opportunity for practising water sports,...
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Hiking to Sol Duc Falls in Olympic National Park

7daytrip.com ·
Olympic National Park is home to several short hikes with magnificent payoffs. The 1.6-mile trek to-and-from Sol Duc Falls is near the top of Olympic NP's long list of great trails. The hike is well-marked, has minimal elevation gain, is rated as "easy," and the payoff at Sol Duc Falls is an epic stunner. It is best used between May and September. If you're traveling to Olympic NP, you should not pass up this hike. For additional information on visiting Olympic NP, visit the trip itinerary...
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10 Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Udaipur

Abhishekk Mathur ·
Rajasthan is the royal state of India and its part, Udaipur is one of the most magnificent and glorious cities that is boasted with the some really amazing and beautiful tourist attractions of Rajasthan which is quite famous among the travellers, national and international. People on Udaipur tourism love exploring the mesmerising mélange of culture history and traditions. To make your tourism more exciting we have brought to you the list of best unique tourist attractions of Udaipur which...
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Enjoy the Amazing and World Famous Disneyland Paris Holidays by Air

Gold Crest Holidays ·
Paris is the wonderful and popular place in all over the world, known for some famous landmarks such as the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel tower; the best place for lovers, Paris Disneyland for kids. One can experience an astonishing holiday with families, there is so much to enjoy in Paris. What is the best way to travel in Paris? Tour and travels companies are providing the exciting offers to travel to distinct places. Most of the people are not having much time for travelling it’s due to their...
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Most Amazing Camping Pitches in Australia

ArronHidd ·
From the clear blue waters of the Pacific, to the scorching red sands of the Outback, Australia is a vast, beautiful continent yearning for discovery and exploration. Because of its size, and diverse natural wealth, the Land Down Under is the most spectacular destination you will ever visit. However, if you truly want to experience the wild beauty of this amazing country-continent, the only real way to do it is by camping out. So, pack your tent, roll-up your sleeping bag, and take a look at...
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What Are The New Disney World Park Attractions You Can Enjoy This Summer?

Muhammad Sheeraz ·
Walt Disney was a legend, both in his lifetime and well beyond it. His name is synonymous with many well-loved Disney movies that span many decades and multiple generations. He was also the curator of magical things in real life too, which you can find at Disney World. As well as being a creative and an inventor, Walt Disney, was a fan of animation, which can be seen in all of his movies. In fact, he was so passionate about this side of creativity that he helped develop many cutting-edge...
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How to get to the theme parks of Orlando

Bob Jam ·
The first part of your plan for your vacation in Orlando that will occupy your mind is transportation. How to get to Disney, how to get to Universal Studios or any other park within the incredible world of existing parks in Orlando, is what we will explain in this article. Orlando, the city of fun Florida is one of the most complete states in the USA. No, it is not a cliché to say that there are few things you cannot find in Florida if you come looking for relaxation, beach tourism and fun...
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7 Best Hotels and Guest Houses in Rishikesh

indianeagle ·
Rishikesh is among the most sought-after spiritual destinations in India witnessing a vast amount of tourist traffic every single day. Scores of people within and without the country travel to this holy place seeking spiritual cleansing and enlightenment. The region offers a peaceful yet vibrant ambiance to all who arrive for a visit. Book cheap flights to India this vacation and come explore this stunning place. If you’re worried about where to stay, Rishikesh offers scores of awesome...
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Why I Love Gran Canaria

TillsLovesTravel ·
My favourite destination when it comes to travel has to be Gran Canaria . I’ve been there a number of times now and each time, it’s gotten better. Each time I’ve visited, I’ve stayed at a hotel near Playa del Cura - and when I say near, I mean near! It’s a five minute walk to the beach and it’s heaven. Why do I love this part of the Canary Islands so much? Read on for my personal Gran Canaria travel guide ! Easy Flights I’m not a fan of flying. I hate it. But I don’t let that stop me from...
 
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