Tag: vacation destinations

Holiday Destinations #11: Egypt

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One of the cradles of civilisation, Egypt is a popular holiday destination unlike most others, in the massive diversity of its options for the holiday maker. If you want to catch the sun and enjoy a beach holiday, you can do that. If you want to soak up history rather than rays, then that is […]

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Holiday Destinations #10: Amsterdam

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There are few things in this world more tiresome than innuendo, which makes it a tremendous shame that Amsterdam has been the source of many a sniggering remark over the years from ? usually ? teenage boys who prize it as a holiday destination for the ideas it gives them, of free love and soft […]

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Tourist Destinations #9: Barcelona

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Beautiful architecture is what separates the cities which are merely pleasant from those which are notably beautiful ? and anyone who has taken a trip to Barcelona in Spain’s Catalunya region will be able to tell you that the city falls very firmly into the latter camp. As a holiday destination it has the lot […]

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Holiday Destinations #8: South Africa

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Among the most popular holiday destinations around the world, it is fair to say that there are going to be many which have had a history that could be described as mixed and in places tragic. Indeed, history doesn’t tend to happen without at least one side having suffered, and South Africa is an example […]

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Holiday Destinations #7: Dublin

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For a country as small as it is, Ireland has had what might be called a disproportionate impact upon the world’s consciousness. And although some of this has not been positive ? the Troubles in the North of the island have been an ongoing headache for British and Irish alike ? there has been an […]

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Holiday Destinations #6: Dubai

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While the core strength of many of the world’s holiday destinations might be considered to be in their history, this is not true of every popular destination in the world, and there is no better example of this than the emirate and city of Dubai, the most well-known of the United Arab Emirates. Before the […]

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Holiday Destinations #5: Rome

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One of the major reasons given for travelling is that it gives you a chance to see historical locations which have become iconic in the minds of many. For a real historical holiday destination, it is hard to imagine getting better than Rome, which contains the Vatican City along with many other popular historic sites. […]

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Holiday Destinations #4: Tokyo

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For many people, the major cities of the world can be broken down to four main ones ? New York, London, Paris and Tokyo. These are the world’s great examples of the word ?metropolis? and when you visit them you refer to them by name ? not by saying ?I went to America/England/France/Japan?. These are […]

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Holiday Destinations #3: London

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Although there is a lot of talk these days about the decreasing influence of Britain, and by extension England, upon the world, there is no doubting the fact that it still punches above its landmass when it comes to topics of conversation and its impact upon worlds as diverse as sport, music, politics and tourism. […]

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Holiday Destinations #2: New York

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There is little that can be said about New York that has never been said before, but if you want to argue about its continuing relevance as a tourist destination, just ask the representatives of the city’s tourist board, who will point to ever-growing numbers of visitors as a proof that people are still bewitched […]

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Holiday Destinations #1: Paris

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When the idea of overseas travel is raised, the immediate next question is ?Where would your ideal holiday location be??. And for those who have yet to go, Paris is very often the ultimate idea of a perfect foreign holiday. It is certainly one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, and with the number […]

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