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Re: Boston in the fall - suggestions please!

HistoryDigger ·
Glad you're traveling again, Mac. Boston is my home town, and October is THE BEST MONTH. Where are you staying in the city? I'd walk the Freedom Trail if you're feeling up to it. Go down to the waterfront. Boston Common and Charles Street are fun places to hang out. Newbury Street is fancy shopping and also has a few fun bistros and coffee shops. The Science Museum is excellent. Plenty of seafood to be had. New England clam chowder is great if you have sweater-weather. Go whale-watching...
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Re: Boston in the fall - suggestions please!

DrFumblefinger ·
Regarding hotels, Mac, I think I'd spend a few days in Boston to begin with, presuming that's where you are flying into. This will let you get over your jet lag and also give you a chance to see the state of the colors and plot out where you want to go. I would NOT go without having at least a night's reservation booked ahead because you'll waste too much time looking for a place to stay and will end up paying rack rate. Things will be busy and pretty filled up in the small towns of New...
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Re: World's scariest hiking trail?

Dr.Y ·
Actually, the Hua Shan (Mountain Hua) is close to the city of Xi'an (where Terracotta warriors museum is located). I visited both in a same trip few years ago. Regarding to the Hua Shan trial, there was a local advise "if you want to climb to the tea house, better do it during night, because you do not see what is around you, ha ha! ". Of course, now a days, you can get there comfortably by riding a Gondola.
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Re: Finishing college. Need help planning trip to U.K,

Travel Rob ·
Hi Hank, In my opinion Manchester is really worthwhile to see and I loved it.Two libraries are really cool there,John Rylands and Chetham Library, in the School of Music.Also the Manchester Art Gallery and the Museum of Science and Industry are well done and free. Manchester has an area of town,the Northern Quarter,that has independant stores and cafes with no chains allowed that's also worth a walk around Liverpool has some excellent sights as well ,but I'll let the expert GarryRF tell you...
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Re: Finishing college. Need help planning trip to U.K,

GarryRF ·
Hank, While you're in London you can get a Coach (Bus) Tour that will show you Stonehenge and Bath and The Cotswold Villages - very pretty and very old. Leeds Castle (not in Leeds, close to London). Stonehenge is not an overnight stop - remember what I said about distances in the UK being smaller? If you need to fill a gap take the Train (or Bus) to York. Very old - lots of History and a Museum that will take you back 150 years walking the streets of Victorian England. Go into Old Shops and...
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Re: Finishing college. Need help planning trip to U.K,

GarryRF ·
England is only as big as Florida ! I haven't seen a Guide book that sub-divides us! Wales is full of Castles, Mountains and Lakes. Tourists often divide England between the North and South. The North is often cooler and wetter than further South. But your Dollar will go twice as far up here in the North! And we're much friendlier. Have a look at places you'd like to visit. York (the old one) will keep you busy for 2 days. Train or Bus from Liverpool. Or a day or two in Europe from Liverpool...
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Re: Minneapolis in the winter

Former Member ·
You would not be disappointed in a visit to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. They have free admission to a giant collection over all periods and styles. The Mill City Museum displays the flour milling history of the city. The American Swedish Museum is really neat - all about the unique Swedish heritage of that area. Ja, sure, you betcha. have fun
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Re: Minneapolis in the winter

Theodore Behr ·
Thanks for all the info, guys! That helps. I think if it's really cold out, I'll just go to that big mall and hang for awhile. Especially with the metro going there from near where I'm staying. I do like to see movies (hey, its my job, but I love it!) and that aquarium sounds like fun. I'm less of a museum guy, Chatterbox2, but if they have some of those blonde Scandanavian ladies working there I just might need to become one!
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Re: London- multiple questions

PHeymont ·
I can only help with one of the questions...but GarryRF, one of the TG Gurus, lives in Liverpool and can certainly help with that part. For Stonehenge without a car, there are really two main options. There are a number of tour operators who run coach tours from London to the site; or you can take a train from London to Salisbury and take a bus from the station to the Stonehenge visitor center. The visitor center is new since I was there; it's about 10 minutes by shuttle from the stones...
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Re: Liverpool and Manchester

GarryRF ·
Trains run every hour between the two Cities Paul. You need to add Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and the Catholic Cathedral of Christ the King. We have two.The Anglican one was the worlds largest - but I think St Johns in NY had to beat it. Speke Hall. Chester. Here's a list to peruse at your leisure. Meanwhile I'll put a reserved in my diary. http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/A...seyside_England.html Liverpool Cathedral 360' tour: http://www.liverpoolcathedral360.com/tour/ Liverpool World Museum
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Re: Liverpool and Manchester

Travel Rob ·
I stuck to Garry's recommendations for Liverpool both visits and was not disappointed. And to have GarryRF and Mrs. GarryRF on my second visit show me around Liverpool and the surrounding area was really cool! All the museums are wonderful in Liverpool. The Walker Art Gallery is one my favorites in Europe http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/ and the Emigrants to a New World gallery at the Merryside Maritime museum gives an interesting look at those leaving Europe.
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Re: Weekend getaways. Where's your favorite spot

Dan Carter ·
Haven't gotten into West Coast stuff yet, but back east I had a few favorites I'd suggest to anyone. One is Lancaster County, PA. I know it's overflowing with fake Amish stuff and all, but behind that there's a real local history and culture (and some real Amish culture as well)...and the Strasburg Rail Road, a steam road that's an afternoon's fun...and the Pennsylvania State Railroad museum...and the National Toy Train Museum (which could take up a whole day if your companions share your...
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Re: Romania-top 10 destinations of 2014

Former Member ·
If you want to visit Europe, you can also visit Romania and try the Transylvania Citadels itinerary which you can find on the site of Expert Travel agency http://experttravel.ro/hotel-2...i-transilvanene.html I'll recommend this one because is kinda cheap and you'll learn new things about Romania and the medieval times. The itinerary consists in 3 days of travel with bus transport, accommodation in 3* guesthouse or hotel and a tour-guide. Also this tour will be made in group of 20-40 people.
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Re: Romania-top 10 destinations of 2014

Former Member ·
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San Marino

rbciao ·
This past May I was able to satisfy a childhood dream of visiting San Marino. After completing a fourth grade report on this place we finally spent a night there. This also comes after traveling in Italy since 1980. The republic is a beautiful place...
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Three historical cities to visit in the winters for travel enthusiasts

Pratap Singh ·
The chilling weather of India glorifies the beauty of many cities. The three top cities are calling you to experience their beauty. These towns can be an escape from the spine-chilling weather or the thrust to kiss the warmth of the sun. Jaipur: Jal Mahal The capital of the royal state of India, Rajasthan, Jaipur is best suited to visit in winters. The city was founded in 1726 by Maharaja Jai Singh II and is popularly known as Fort City of India. Amber Fort, the Star attraction of the city,...
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Things To Take Care Off While Travelling Europe With Kids

kylesfunadventures ·
In case, you are looking for some tips for traveling with kids in Europe here is a unique Europe travel guide for you. There are few ways you can use to prepare your kids for Europe travel. Here we go: First of all you need to start by letting your bank know that you will be going across the borders and also name of the countries that you will be visiting. It will help them get prior notice about your tour and will have better chances of preventing frauds. Try to skip all those currency...
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5 Spectacular Heritage Sites in Delhi

Anil Verma ·
To make your stay in Delhi sultanate more enticing, we have brought to you the list of 5 best heritage sites in Delhi visiting which will bring you more close to the Delhi and its rich culture. Scroll down the list below – 1. National Rail Museum in New Delhi National Rail Museum in New Delhi The National Rail Museum in Delhi is all about the taking a journey into the past. The museum is a perfect place for spending some quality time with your loved ones. People on their Delhi day tour...
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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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5 Top Destinations to Check Out When Visiting Sydney

Candice Larson ·
Sydney is the oldest and biggest city of Australia. It lies in between the intermingling of land and sea. In 1788, commander of the First Fleet Captain Arthur Phillip established the first British colony in Sydney Cove of Australia. Tourists can no visit Sydney's fabled history in the narrow cobbled laneways and historic buildings surrounding the area. After booking your flight and choosing the best hotel such as Four Seasons and Holiday Inn accommodation , it is time to explore the various...
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Edinburgh, Scotland for 2.5 days....help!

chickpea ·
Hi- we will be travelling to Scotland the end of September and I am trying to get my itinerary together for Edinburgh. We will only have 2.5 days here and I want to make the most of it. We are staying near the Waverly Train Station so I think we are close to a lot of the major sites. I need one thing Sunday afternoon when we get there before we get ready for dinner. Can anyone help? I was planning Monday and Tuesday being our "pound the pavement" days but not so much that we are overwhelmed.
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Top 12 Attractions And Places to Visit in Ahmedabad

Shifa Travels ·
Ahmedabad, known as its historical and industrial identity, is also known as the 'heart of Gujarat'. The city is also known as Master Businessman in the world. Not only this, Gandhiji taught the lesson of Satyagraha and non-violence in this city. In this way, this city is a materialistic and self-sacrificial spirit city. Ahmedabad is full of sightseeing in terms of tourism. Tourists from all over India and abroad are visiting here. Ahmedabad is the economic capital of Gujarat. The city was...
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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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Republic of San Marino

rbciao ·
After wanting to visit the Republic of San Marino since I was nine years old, we finally did last May, 2014, but for only one night. We really liked San Marino and decided one night was not enough. This past July, 2015 we returned and spent three...
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Liverpool and Manchester

PHeymont ·
We'll finally be visiting in northern England next May, having avidly followed all the posts by GarryRF and Travel Rob. And we've been reading guides. We've already picked some museums, including the Liverpool Museum, Maritime Museum, Slavery Museum,...
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12 Most Beautiful Museums in the World

Jonathan L ·
Budget Travel has posted its list of the 12 most beautiful museums in the world. I have been to 8 of the 12 and I heartily agree.   You can find my piece on the Getty Museum on LA here.   Did they miss any?
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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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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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Most Popular Churches In Goa

Sunil Kumar ·
What is Goa most popular for? Its beaches of course. Those lovely stretches of sand that are great for spending a day in complete relaxation or enjoying various water sports in Goa. However, what most tourists forget is that Goa has a lot to offer besides its beaches, like its forts, spice plantations, casinos, and such other stuff that make for a memorable vacation. Goa is also home to a number of churches, some of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are repositories of heritage and...
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Turkey Travel: 10 Beautiful Places to Visit in Turkey

John Peter ·
Are you planning to go to Turkey anytime soon? I'm sure you are, that could be one of the reasons you are reading this article right now. Anyway, I'm here with a bit of first-hand advice to save your time. There are a few places in Turkey that you must visit at all costs! Let’s start with our little list. Source: http://www.ce.udel.edu 1. Hagia Sophia You cannot possibly miss out on this one, guys. This place is located in Istanbul, and it was constructed in the sixth Century, it is...
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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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London: Top 10 Places to Travel in 2018

Ryan Holman ·
London is considered to be the most visited city in the world travel map. Tourists from all over the world flock to this city for visiting historic monuments, massive architectural marvels and richest art treasures in galleries and museums. Whether you wish to travel on a private jet charter rental or want to reach London on economy class, the city will never fail to amuse you. Let us introduce here top 10 London attractions that you should visit in 2018. Wesminster Abbey: Westminster Abbey...
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Not-so-famous museums with great exhibits

PHeymont ·
Since we're off from school for spring break, we've had time to catch up on a few exhibits at local museums...but not the big and famous, such as the Met or MoMA. Here are a few of interest, and one we haven't been to yet, but will! Neue Galerie has an exhibit with a dual purpose: reproducing the infamous Nazi exhibit "Degenerate Art" of 1937, and commenting on its effects, both then and now. Also at the Galerie, which focuses on German and Austrian art of the last century, is an exhibition...
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Chocolate Capitals of Europe You Should Visit

ChloeM ·
A few years ago, I got a chance to stay in Europe for 6 months. During that time, I managed to visit all the cities titled as the "capitals" of chocolate. Have you ever been in any of these? Do share your thoughts. (Belgium remains my favourite because Switzerland is expensive as hell). So, anyway, here's a list of my favourites: Brussels, Belgium It's basically a chocolate paradise. Belgium has more than 10 factories of chocolate and around 16 chocolate museums. With Brussels being the...
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What Do St Petersburg Tours Offer?

Redsun Tours ·
If you are searching for the perfect city break destination, you do not have to think twice before choosing St Petersburg. It can be described as a dynamic city with full of wonderful sights and there are a lot of attractions and activities as well. Although St Petersburg is one of the youngest metropolises, many people describe it as the cultural centre of Europe. All these aspects make St Petersburg shore excursions immensely popular. Historical and architectural sights It was one of the...
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Why Beirut is the best city to visit in the Middle East

mahendralink ·
Sitting there on the edge of the cliff and overlooking the sea, the charming mermaid welcomes all visitors flocking in from all places around the world offering them a warm stay with the authentic Arabian generosity and unforgettable moments despite its sufferings. Beirut has always been a cultural and financial capital of the whole Arab region, each and every corner of the city carries loads of memories reflecting the story of people who struggled and managed to withhold a series of deadly...
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Cancun Vacation Guide

Vikas Bhatnagar ·
Cancun is a place for people who want to enjoy their weekend after a long tiring week. Luxury, parties, spring break, beaches, and large resorts, everything can be found at Cancun. The kids from college enjoy their spring breaks to get a tan body and high in Cancun. The people around Cancun are friendly. There are a lot of fun sights that you can visit with your friends and family like Isle Mujeres, Cenote adventure park Chichen Itza and the underwater museum. Cancun holds a lot of exciting...
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10 Places To Visit Before They Disappear From Earth

Pratima ·
The media so often tell us about the changes in the Earth’s climate and landscape related to human activity, that we have ceased to attach great importance to this. Global warming - it has been talked about for decades, but we don’t feel it, rising sea levels are somehow far away from us and are not perceived as a danger. Meanwhile, there are a large number of beautiful parts of our planet, on which these changes have a tremendous and disastrous effect. Taj Mahal, Agra, India According to...
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TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN WELLINGTON

Susan California ·
Wellington, the capital of New Zealand serves as one of the hottest spots to complete your dream vacation. In here we have listed the top 5 things to do and see in Wellington New Zealand and make the most out of your trip. Take a tour at the national museum of New Zealand, Te Papa The national museum of New Zealand, Te Papa is situated in Wellington and happens to be one of the most innovative and interactive museums which comes with the natural environment. The museum serves as a fun and...
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7 Great Romantic Dating Ideas You Should Try

Barbie Mary ·
When a person first begins dating, a few drinks and a nice meal is all it really takes. However, once enough time has passed by and people get more comfortable with each other, it would simply be fun to add just a little “spark” back into any date night. Other than those typical dates, creative dating ideas are certainly in order. Ranging from great foodie date night ideas which include eating each one of the meal courses at a different restaurant, to various outdoorsy ideas for nature...
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Why Your Next Trip Should Be in Santa Barbara

apr7777 ·
Located northwest of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara provides just about everything a traveler could desire in California. Whether you want to layout by the beach, golf, engage in a long hike in the Mountains, or just lounge around the Downtown area, there is something for just about everyone. It sits right between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains. Santa Barbara boasts a heavy Spanish influence that can be seen from the stucco buildings and red-tiled roofs. Weather here is nothing...
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7 Truly Amazing Places You Need To Visit In Rishikesh Tour

Rahul ·
Rishikesh is the last stage of river Ganga on hills. Rishikesh being amusing in nature and having Hindu sacred reputation, it is the center of a number of tourists and pilgrims every year. So this year if you are looking for a place for your weekend plans, Rishikesh is the utmost place for it. Rishikesh lying on the top list of Uttrakhand tour package is one of the most amazing places you should certainly not omit from your list of the jaunt. While the places to visit in Rishikesh are...
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Seven Interesting and Random Facts About Russia for Tourists

Jacob William ·
If you're getting ready to visit Russia for the first time, be prepared to encounter a bit of culture shock. As you probably know, Russia is absolutely massive – spanning eight time zones and encompassing more than six million square miles of land. It's impossible to see all of this country's beauty in one visit, so you might as well pick a few random things to explore and have fun doing it. With that said, here are seven interesting and random facts about Russia that every tourist should...
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Top 10 Tourist Places In Kerala To Visit During Summer

Rahul ·
Kerala is an exhilarating destination in India known as gods own country . It is a place of the rich heritage that exudes variety and is considered one of the most beautiful places on earth. No matter the time or season, Kerala is always a perfect fit for vacation. While the whole of India receives blazing heat during the summers Kerala has a mild temperature due to the influence of the Western Ghats and the beaches. Some of the exotic locations of Kerala to visit during summer are given...
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The Top Five Hottest Reasons For Visiting Glasgow, Scotland

Himel ·
Glasgow Scotland should be put on your list of things to do shortly. From culture to architecture, music, pubs, clubs and breathtaking loch-side adventures just 40 minutes from the city Centre...read on to uncover the renaissance that is unravelling in this vibrant city! Hot Reason Number 1 - Arts Culture and Festivals The art and cultural collections in the city have international reach, and the town proudly boasts Robert Burns, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and a couple of Turner prize...
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Discover the best places in Casablanca

William Nec ·
Casablanca is the city that best represents the modern nation in Morocco. It is a popular city in Morocco where businesses prosper. It is the city where individuals come to seek their fortune. Casablanca is a city where the money is being made. Despite being as famous as a financial hub in Morocco, Casablanca is not the tourist's favorite spot. Why? There is a misconception that Casablanca does not have anything special for the tourists. In simple words, it is always in the shadow of other...
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4 Nights in Shanghai

Angelita Mccrory ·
If you are planning on visiting China, one place you can’t miss off your itinerary is Shanghai. Easily accessible from Hong Kong and Beijing by air, this is the jewel in modern industrial China’s crown and a mesmerising city to visit. Located on the east coast of China on the Huangpu river, Shanghai is more than just a city, it’s a metropolis! They say there are more cranes in Shanghai than any other place in the world and I can believe it. Shanghai isn’t just big, it’s enormous! Down have...
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Minneapolis in the winter

Theodore Behr ·
So just found out today that I gotta go to Minneapolis for almost two weeks in February.  Being from SoCal, this doesn't sound like that much fun to me.  I've got winter clothing and I'll mostly be busy with work, but should have a few...
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Free Guides for Spain & SW France

PortMoresby ·
I've just become aware of a series of regional & city guides for Spain & SW France, called Maribel's Guides for the Sophisticated Traveler. They're available free online in PDF format, 16 of them, and look very interesting. And by the way, the thumbnail for the Bilbao guide is, guess what, the Frank Gehry-designed museum which, I have no doubt, Gumbo will be visiting. See another here .
 
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