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03 Oct Wineries in Pennsylvania

The first commercial vineyard in Pennsylvania was established in 1793, although it was not until much later that Pennsylvania wine tours actually came about. The wine producers were initially beset with a variety of problems. Everything from crop failure to grape varieties not taking to the earth properly. As a result, the wine industry of the 1800s was more or less defunct with no hope of revival. There were still some growers determined to make...

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23 Sep Skyscrapper in Dubai: the Burj

Dubai's upcoming landmark, Burj Dubai Tower, is creating ripples around the world. The building is expected to be completed by June 2009, and it will stand to be the world's tallest at that time. Emaar, a UAE construction giant developing it, has yet not disclosed its official height, but the building is expected to measure above 800m on its completion. There will be more than 160 floors and a 200m high spire carrying various communication...

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15 Sep A break in Budapest

Hungary’s recent accession to the EU has made travel to and from the country simpler and more attractive to travellers from other European countries. The tourism industry is booming in Hungary and its’ capital, Budapest, has established a firm place on the list of must see city break locations. But as the city attracts more and more tourists and challenges Barcelona and Prague for the number one spot in city break destinations looking outside of...

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05 Sep The Big Five in Southafrica

The term ‘Big Five’ originated among the hunters of a bygone era to describe not the largest of the animals that they hunted, but the most dangerous. These are lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhinoceros. Every one of these animals has a reputation for pursuing its attacker with intent to kill. Perhaps the most persistent is the buffalo, which will ceaselessly pursue his aggressor, making hunting a life-or-death experience for the hunted and the hunter! All of...

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30 Aug A brief guide to travel to the Czech Republic

Maybe you're planning a visit there, or studying the country for a school project. Read on for some basic information on the central European country. The country of Czechoslavakia was founded at the end of World War I, after Czechs and Slovaks joined together following the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian empire. The newly founded state was to exist until 1989, spending the time after the Second World War under Communist control, behind the so-called <i>Iron Curtain</i>...

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24 Aug Spanish islands: the Balearic

We have always talked about the Balearic as the top islands destination in Spain, together with the Canary islands, but today we want to make a brief review to its history. The islands have been inhabited since prehistoric times, around 5000 BC, and there are many Cyclopean remains. These show the communities constructed dwellings of stone. There is evidence of primitive agriculture including the keeping of domesticated animals. Jewellery, pottery and tools appear to have been...

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10 Aug An unforgettable trip to Asia

Traveling Asia is something that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. When you travel to Asia, there are so many things to see and do; make sure that you plan your trip in advance. However, remember to leave some free time in you itinerary, because when you travel Asia, you want to make sure that you have the flexibility for an occasional adventure. As the largest continent on earth, Asia offers travelers a...

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27 Jul Have you ever thought about Bali?

Before visiting Bali, some visitors may prefer to start their journey in the country's capital, Jakarta and take an overland tour by bus along the Java Island. If you have time and want to enjoy the amazing culture and panorama of the island. There are many places to discover, for example ancient Borobudur and Prambanan Temples, magic crater of Bromo and so many others. Then cross the Bali strait by ferry at Ketapang (East Java)...

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20 Jul France jewels…not so far from Paris

France and Paris, Paris and France. You’ll have a great time exploring Paris, but you’ll miss places like Bordeaux and St. Tropez if you don’t get out of the city. Bordeaux Bordeaux is both a city and the center of the wine region in France. As a city, Bordeaux is surprisingly bereft of things to see. One can find unique statutes, fountains and the like, but there isn’t really a particular location to mark of on your,...

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11 Jul Just one day in Florence

If you’re fortunate enough to visit Florence for the first time, but unfortunate enough to have only a single day to savour the delights of this city, you will need to ensure that you have a plan. Starting off in the main Piazza, you’ll easily spot the famous Duomo, with its magnificent terracotta coloured cupola. If you are there early enough to avoid the crowds and feel you can face the 463 steps I’d recommend starting...

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