Florida Trips Guide - Travelling - Page 9
The city of Mérida, capital of the Mexican state of Yucatán, was crowned American Capital of Culture for 2017. Yet its old colonial streets are so often bypassed by visitors for more popular neighbours such as Cancún and Tulum. Those who do so are mi...
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Vietnam’s Perfume Pagoda
If you get a chance to visit Vietnam in Jan or Feb then try to join the pilgrims at the Perfume Pagoda Festival.
Buddhism has long been at the centre of Vietnamese culture and life. It is believed to have arrived from India or China s...
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Moscow - Part 3
Day two starts with a trip to the river which slices through the heart of the city. The Moscow River offers the best way to get a proper sense of the capital’s sprawling centre as it winds through the city. Capital Shipping Co runs sightseeing river ...
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Moscow - Part 2
When to go can be a hard decision to make and will depend a lot on if you want to see any special events. Despite its freezing winters, you will find that you can get city breaks year round to Moscow. Temperatures often fall below zero ºC between Nov...
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Moscow - Part 1
My visit to Moscow was made easier by being a pilot and already having the necessary documents I needed to visit Russia. My partner had a less easy experience which I will go through. It had taken me some time to set up a joint visit to this city. Mo...
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Santiago - Part 3
Where you decide to stay will depend on your own personal budget. At the top end of the market, you could try The Aubrey in Bellavista which became Santiago’s first boutique hotel when it opened in 2010. It is set in a mock Tudor house formerly owned...
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Santiago, Chile – Part 2
The population of Chile is almost 7 million people and the main languages is Spanish, however, Mapudungun is spoken away from the major centre by the indigenous Mapuche people. The time zone is GMT-3 hours but from May to August it is -4 hours. The i...
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Santiago, Chile – Part 1
Chile is one of many places that do not figure that highly on most peoples ‘must visit’ list. However, Santiago which is set in the fertile Mapocho valley at the foot of the Andes offers a number of things for those travellers willing to make the tri...
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Bay of Naples - Part 2
To continue on this journey you need to travel across the bay on a hydrofoil to your next stop which is the lava formed island of Ischia. This geological wonder is an appealing mix of pict...
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Bay of Naples - Part 1
The Mediterranean is an undisputed haven for island hopping. But while the waters off Greece and Croatia might be increasingly familiar to travellers, Italy is arguably still king when it comes to off shore escapes and nowhere is this more evident th...
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City of Thessaloniki - Part 2
If you follow the port road of Leoforos Nikis heading east along the bay you will come to the Lefkos Pyrgos, or White Tower is the symbol of the city and is close to the University area with its clubs and bars, and the International Trade fairgrounds...
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City of Thessaloniki - Part 1
Thessaloniki was founded in 315bc by Cassander, the king of ancient Macedon and named after his wife. Thessaloniki is the capital of Macedonia and second largest city of Greece. , Thessaloniki, half sister of Alexander the Great. It means Victory in ...
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Toronto - Part 2
You’d be remiss not to visit this bustling food bazaar, local chefs serve up everything from paella with pork belly and duck from a local, all organic farm to Tibetan dumplings. Toronto has the second biggest Tibetan population in the world. It’s ear...
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Toronto - Part 1
Toronto is the capital of Ontario, Canada, and sits on the North-West of Lake Ontario. Currency is the Canadian dollar and the average high temperature in June is 25c and the average low is 13c.
En route from the airport, the sunbaked...
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Alternative Reykjavik, Iceland – Part 3
Here’s what you can do as an alternative.
Start with a morning pastry at Braud & Co on Frakkastigur then head north, toward Borgarfordur. Stop at Deildartunguhver Hot Spring which is the most powerful in Iceland. Watch the water b...
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Alternative Reykjavik, Iceland – Part 2
Icelandair flies direct to Reykjavik from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Aberdeen. The flight time is about three hours and normally costs less than £200 return. If you are flying on to one of 16 destinations in North America ...
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Alternative Reykjavik, Iceland – Part 1
Have you already visited Gullfoss Falls, the hilltop church and Blue Lagoon, well talking to a local resident you can find an alternative way to enjoy a short stopover in the capital.
If you’ve visited Iceland before the chances are y...
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Pura Besakih, Bali – Part 1
Bali is not a place that is exactly short of temples, but one, in particular, stands out. The island’s ‘Mother Temple’ still attracts crowds even a century after it was hit by a devastating earthquake.
Bali is probably better known fo...
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Pura Besakih, Bali – Part 2
PURA BESAKIH TEMPLE COMPLEX
The complex is situated on the south-west flanks of the sacred volcano Gunung Agung, which was considered by local Hindus to be the seat of the gods and the centre of ...
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Pura Besakih, Bali – Part 3
As I mentioned in the first part of this article arriving on tour with a guide from outside the area can get you past a lot of the scams as you will be forewarned. If you arrive on your read on carefully.
There are really only two req...
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