Archive | February, 2011

Seville Expert Marta Reports: The Renovation of Square of Spain (Plaza de Espana)

The Square of Spain, also known as Plaza de Espana, has finally regained its prime after 9 years of work and restorations! This Seville landmark can now be seen at its best, and newly street lamps and other decorations have been rediscovered. Find out more in the complete article, The Renovation of Square of Spain […]

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February 28, 2011 by | Comments Off on Seville Expert Marta Reports: The Renovation of Square of Spain (Plaza de Espana)

Top 8 Things to Do in New Orleans

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New Orleans conjures up so many images, from lively Mardi Gras parades and rollicking rhythm and blues to mansion-lined streets under a canopy of old oak trees and bowls of spicy gumbo. Its unique potpourri of African, French, and Spanish cultures gives it a colorful personality, unlike any other city in America. Along with Mardi […]

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February 25, 2011 by | 1 Comment

Budapest Expert Marta Reports: The End of Winter in Budapest

Celebrate the end of Winter and welcome Spring in Budapest! Pay attention to the afternoon sunshine over the Danube, the fog clearing from above the Castle, the snow melting in the streets, the smell of the park full of new leaves… you can feel it, spring in the air! From Festivals to dress contest and […]

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February 25, 2011 by | Comments Off on Budapest Expert Marta Reports: The End of Winter in Budapest

Shanghai Expert Jean Reports: Plants and Health in Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden

Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden recently opened glasshouse exhibitions, with flowers and plants from all over the world. This amazing glasshouse exhibition is the biggest of its type in Asia, collecting nearly 9,000 species. A fun place to experience four seasons in one day of visit! Find out more about Shanghai Gardens in the complete article […]

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February 24, 2011 by | Comments Off on Shanghai Expert Jean Reports: Plants and Health in Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden

Indonesia: 5 Reasons You Won’t Leave Kuta Any Time Soon

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There is a reason Kuta district is Bali’s most popular destination among young travelers these days. It has some of the best waves in the Eastern hemisphere, a terrific nightlife, has an unparalleled and unique scenic beauty… oh, and it is totally affordable.

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February 24, 2011 by | 1 Comment

London Expert Gavin Reports: London as Film Set

No need to be a film critic to know about the success of the movie “King’s Speech”. This is also a reminder that London always has and continues to attract movie makers with its scenery full of history and stylish buildings, all positioning London has one of the greatest film set! Find out more about […]

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February 23, 2011 by | Comments Off on London Expert Gavin Reports: London as Film Set

Istanbul Expert Nesrin Reports: Süleymaniye Mosque re-opened to visitors

Our Istanbul Expert Nesrin reports that the beautiful Süleymaniye Mosque has finally re-opened to visitors end of 2010. The most beautiful and largest imperial mosque of Istanbul, Süleymaniye Mosque stands on a hilltop of the ancient city over the Golden Horn.

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February 22, 2011 by | Comments Off on Istanbul Expert Nesrin Reports: Süleymaniye Mosque re-opened to visitors

Boston: Take to the Streets

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Boston seems an eminently respectable city. The neatly arranged brownstones of Back Bay boast high-end shopping and café culture. The Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill represents all that is good and fair about America. Across the Charles River, the alumni of MIT and Harvard include US presidents and Nobel prize-winners.

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February 18, 2011 by | Comments Off on Boston: Take to the Streets

Jerusalem Expert Shmuel Reports: Byzantine Church and Mosaics Uncovered

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Visiting Jerusalem and looking to go off the beaten path? What about discovering an old Byzantine church and beautifully-preserved mosaic floors? Our Jerusalem Expert Shmuel Browns recently sent a great report about Hirbet Midras, the ruins of an ancient agricultural settlement from Iron age, and a place of wonders from ruins to nature reserve. A […]

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February 18, 2011 by | Comments Off on Jerusalem Expert Shmuel Reports: Byzantine Church and Mosaics Uncovered

Exploring Athens: Agora, Parthenon and Acropolis Museum

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It would be fair to say that there aren’t all that many peaceful spots in Athens, but once the rowdy school group has toddled off around the corner, the Agora becomes beautifully tranquil. There’s a certain irony in this, as it was designed to be anything but. The Agora was the ancient Athenian market and […]

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February 16, 2011 by | 2 Comments