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Globe trotters unite: a journey with a purpose.

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Our ‘Perfect Holiday’ Contest entries have been rolling in! A few of you got very creative with your responses, crafting globe trotting itineraries with inventive themes. Here are some of our favourites thus far:

1. ‘Southern Music Odyssey’, by Greg Davies

A road trip with a difference—i.e. not your usual ‘Route 66’ or ‘Coast to Coast’ American Dream. Due to my late grandfather’s musical obsession that he passed onto me, my dream holiday would be to drive the southern United States, visiting and enjoying some of the famous sights and sounds of Country music—the Grand Ol’ Opry, Memphis, Tupelo, Austin, Nashville—all in an old convertible…staying at old-style motels along the way and enjoying southern hospitality and good ol’ time music, the way it’s meant to be enjoyed!

2. ‘A Taste for Travel’, by Lydia Houghton

I’d have lobster in Cancun, cocktails in New York, A balti in Bombay, A Guinness in County Cork, coq au vin in Paris, a pizza in fair Rome, a chop suey in Beijing, and Swedish meatballs in Stockholm.

It would be such a treat to take a break from all the cooking, but the only problem is… my tummy might need tucking!

3. ‘Natural World Wonders’, by Chris Woodroofe

My Perfect Holiday would be a tour around all of the natural world wonders: Serengeti Migration, Galápagos Islands, Grand Canyon, Iguazu Falls, Amazon Rainforest, Ngorongoro Crater, Great Barrier Reef, Bora Bora Cappadocia and Victoria Falls. All I would need would be a backpack, a diary, and a camera…this would be my perfect holiday—very simple, but very rewarding, as the natural world wonders are being destroyed…

That’s all for now!

The official shortlist will be posted on the isango! website very soon. Be sure to vote!

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Museums of Morocco

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Museums in Morocco are doubly appealing Museums in Morocco are doubly appealing: not only will you admire the collections on display, but you will also be stunned by the ancient palaces that house them and the richly decorated exhibition rooms that are works of art themselves.

Do not miss the Dar Batha of Fez, installed in a magnificent Arabo-Andalusian palace – make sure you visit the beautiful room dedicated to literature and books.

In Rabat, the Oudaia museum presents several rare pieces that trace the history of Morocco from prehistoric times to the Islamic era, while in Marrakech, the museum located in the heart of the medina, you will see several illuminated copies of the Koran, illustrating the riches of Arab calligraphy.

This museum also exhibits ceramics, jewellery and rare coins.

And in Meknes, the Jamai palace is an architectural marvel that houses the Dar Jamai museum where you will discover magnificent examples of Moroccan arts and crafts.

Culture and Sightseeing – City Tours – Whichever city you are in these tours will help to ensure you do not miss a thing.
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Ramadan in Dubai

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During Ramadan, Muslims do not eat during the dayFrom September 2nd until October 1st, Dubai, like other Islamic cities and nations, observes the religious tradition of Ramadan.

For one entire lunar month (30 days), all consumption of food and drink is prohibited between dawn and dusk.

Fllowers of Islam eat only during the hours of darkness, and the Iftar meal at dusk is quite a feast, even if you are not fasting.

Visitors to Dubai are advised to observe these restrictions, as the locals consider it highly disrespectful and offensive to break these rules in public.

At the end of the month, when the new moon is spotted, the city sheds its sombre mood and celebrates madly for three days.

The end of Ramadan is dependent not on the astronomical beginning of the new month but on the sighting of the moon, so the dates may vary slightly from estimates, and may be announced with less than 24 hours” notice.

Dubai – A true modern metropolis Dubai boasts a fine range of tourist facilities including the refined Burj al Arab hotel.
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Fashion festival in Sydney

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The festival is a great way to discover new trendsThe first ever Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival takes place from August 13th to 17th.

Organised by the same team as Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, the festival is a great chance to catch upcoming trends from top designers.

Fashionistas can catch a glimpse of the spring and summer collections from Australia”s biggest fashion names including Alex Perry, Charlie Brown, David Lawrence, Kirrily Johnston, Nicola Finetti and Lisa Ho, as well as Sydney”s most fashionable retailers like David Jones and General Pants Co.

Other events include celebrity appearances, styling workshops, fashion films and exhibitions.

In the evening, don your trendiest outfit and join well-heeled crowds at festival parties in bars around the city.

Of course, only the most fabulous crowds head to the festival”s own bar, constructed in Martin Place especially for the event.

Events may be free or ticketed – find out more from the festival”s website.

Sydney – Take a cruise of Sydney Harbour or relax on the white sands on Manly Beach.
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Art Museum in Sharjah

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The museum has both permanent and temporary exhibitsVisitors to the United Arab Emirates should make sure that they get their fill of culture at the Sharjah Art Museum, which has a number of permanent collections on display as well as periodic art exhibitions by local and international artists.

It is located in Al Shuwaiheyn, behind the bazaar, close to Al Boorj Avenue and the waterfront.

The permanent collections of the museum are from the collection of HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, the ruler of Sharjah.

Meanwhile, the library is well-equipped with books and periodicals and materials in electronic format.

Closed on Mondays, the museum is open to the public from 9:00 to 13:00, and again from 17:00 to 20:00.

On Fridays it is open only in the evening (17:00 to 20:00), while Wednesday afternoons it is ladies-only.

Culture and Sightseeing – City Tours – Whichever city you are in these tours will help to ensure you do not miss a thing.
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Live music festival in Krakow

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There will be international as well as Polish acts On August 22nd and 23rd, the Coca-Cola Live Music Festival returns to the Krakow Aviation Museum.

As well as many international performers, visitors can enjoy the sounds of home-grown artists, with the winner of Coke Live Fresh Noise (a talent search for the best young Polish musician) playing one set.

On Friday August 22nd, highlights include performances by Timbaland, Kaiser Chiefs, Hurt, Indios Bravos, Pezet, Afrometal, Apple Tree, Angelo Mike, Electricity, Madame Tinto and Chris Jaxx.

The next day, Saturday August 23rd, will see artists like The Prodigy, Missy Elliot, Sean Paul and Neverafter perform.

Over both days, shows take place across three stages: the Main Stage, Coke Stage and Burn Stage.

There is camping area around 300 metres from the Main Stage, bathroom facilities, food stalls, mobile phone-charging points and a Coke Clinic tent where massages are available.

A one-day ticket costs 85 PLN (£20), a two-day ticket without a campsite costs 150 PLN (£37), and a two-day ticket with a campsite costs 165 PLN (£40).

Krakow – A turbulent and fascinating history and nearby Auschwitz have seen Krakow become a popular tourist destination.
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”Easy and cheap” to spend family holidays abroad

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It is "easy and cheap" to go abroad for family holidays, one industry expert has claimed.

Elizabeth Young, editor of Travel for Kids, explained that "with inexpensive airlines, families can plan a weekend in Barcelona, for example, more easily than having to drive to the beach in the UK".

She added that Italy and Spain were popular destinations for families.

Within these countries, Venice and Barcelona topped the list, Ms Young said, while Paris remained a "perennial favourite".

A recent survey by Travelodge found that 78 per cent of British children own a passport and youngsters favour foreign holiday hotspots over locations within the UK.

Ms Young also had a bit of advice for people travelling with children.

"Rather than rush around to lots of different destinations, plan to stay longer in one place.

"The kids will have more fun, and it”s more relaxing for everyone in the family."

Family – Theme Parks – Treat the family to a day at one of the Disney resorts or to a splashing day out at a Spanish waterpark.
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”Easy and cheap” to spend family holidays abroad

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It is "easy and cheap" to go abroad for family holidays, one industry expert has claimed.

Elizabeth Young, editor of Travel for Kids, explained that "with inexpensive airlines, families can plan a weekend in Barcelona, for example, more easily than having to drive to the beach in the UK".

She added that Italy and Spain were popular destinations for families.

Within these countries, Venice and Barcelona topped the list, Ms Young said, while Paris remained a "perennial favourite".

A recent survey by Travelodge found that 78 per cent of British children own a passport and youngsters favour foreign holiday hotspots over locations within the UK.

Ms Young also had a bit of advice for people travelling with children.

"Rather than rush around to lots of different destinations, plan to stay longer in one place.

"The kids will have more fun, and it”s more relaxing for everyone in the family."

Family – Theme Parks – Treat the family to a day at one of the Disney resorts or to a splashing day out at a Spanish waterpark.
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”Easy and cheap” to spend family holidays abroad

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It is "easy and cheap" to go abroad for family holidays, one industry expert has claimed.

Elizabeth Young, editor of Travel for Kids, explained that "with inexpensive airlines, families can plan a weekend in Barcelona, for example, more easily than having to drive to the beach in the UK".

She added that Italy and Spain were popular destinations for families.

Within these countries, Venice and Barcelona topped the list, Ms Young said, while Paris remained a "perennial favourite".

A recent survey by Travelodge found that 78 per cent of British children own a passport and youngsters favour foreign holiday hotspots over locations within the UK.

Ms Young also had a bit of advice for people travelling with children.

"Rather than rush around to lots of different destinations, plan to stay longer in one place.

"The kids will have more fun, and it”s more relaxing for everyone in the family."

Family – Theme Parks – Treat the family to a day at one of the Disney resorts or to a splashing day out at a Spanish waterpark.
ADNFCR-1652-ID-18714476-ADNFCR

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”Easy and cheap” to spend family holidays abroad

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It is "easy and cheap" to go abroad for family holidays, one industry expert has claimed.

Elizabeth Young, editor of Travel for Kids, explained that "with inexpensive airlines, families can plan a weekend in Barcelona, for example, more easily than having to drive to the beach in the UK".

She added that Italy and Spain were popular destinations for families.

Within these countries, Venice and Barcelona topped the list, Ms Young said, while Paris remained a "perennial favourite".

A recent survey by Travelodge found that 78 per cent of British children own a passport and youngsters favour foreign holiday hotspots over locations within the UK.

Ms Young also had a bit of advice for people travelling with children.

"Rather than rush around to lots of different destinations, plan to stay longer in one place.

"The kids will have more fun, and it”s more relaxing for everyone in the family."

Family – Theme Parks – Treat the family to a day at one of the Disney resorts or to a splashing day out at a Spanish waterpark.
ADNFCR-1652-ID-18714476-ADNFCR

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