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Last chance to see Medieval and Renaissance pieces at the Met

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August 17th is the last date of the Medieval and Renaissance exhibition on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. On loan from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the 35 treasures of the collection have not been seen previously in the Big Apple. Included in the exhibition are the Carolingian ivory cover [...] Continue Reading…

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Spanish Festa de Agua making a splash

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On August 16th, nearly 30,000 people will descend upon the remote Spanish town of Villagarcia de Arousa on San Roque”s feast day for the town”s annual water festival. After a religious ceremony for the patron saint in the morning, the fun begins in the afternoon as revellers, armed with buckets, hydrants, hoses and any other water-producing devices, come out [...] Continue Reading…

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People feel holidays are ”non-negotiable”

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People are continuing to take holidays this summer, despite the credit crunch, because they feel that holidays are "non-negotiable", one industry expert has suggested. Tom Hall, travel editor of the Lonely Plant series of destination guide books, said that the "savvy traveller … can still travel cheaply". He added: "People are increasingly aware that if you want real value [...] Continue Reading…

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Sydney Opera House named Modern Wonder of the World

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Sydney”s Opera House has been named as the top Modern Wonder of the World in a poll by Halifax Travel Insurance. The famous Australian building beat the Eiffel Tower, which came in at number two, as well as Rio de Janeiro”s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, which was named number three. Situated on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, close [...] Continue Reading…

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Horeke in Hokianga, New Zealand

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Holidaymakers to New Zealand should make sure to visit Horeke, the first European settlement in the Hokianga region in the country.The town is also the second oldest in New Zealand, making it a must-see attraction for anyone visiting the country. Horeke sprang up almost overnight when an Australian firm established a shipyard in 1826. Visitors can enjoy the old [...] Continue Reading…

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Go to Mount Sinai from Sharm al-Sheikh

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Mount Sinai, where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments, is just a three-hour drive from Sharm al-Sheikh, Egypt. Moses is mentioned to have been here once in the Qu”ran, while the Bible says he has been here twice (the first time meeting his wife Zippora and receiving his mission, the second time leading the Israelites to [...] Continue Reading…

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The Dubai Museum

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The Al-Fahidi Fort, which was built in 1800, is home to the Dubai Museum.Local antiquities have been collected and stored here, along with artefacts from the many African and Asian countries that have acted as trading partners with the Emirate throughout its long commercial history. At the museum”s entrance, there is a collection of old maps of the Gulf [...] Continue Reading…

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2.6 million visitors to Vietnam this year

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More than 2.6 million international travellers have visited Vietnam in the first seven months of this year, it has been announced. Official statistics show that this is a 10.6 per cent rise year-on-year, local news agency VNA reported. Foreign tourists to the country mainly came from Thailand, the US, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, China, France, Singapore [...] Continue Reading…

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Ferry travel a good idea for kids

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It is a good idea to travel with children on a ferry when going on a holiday, one industry expert has suggested. Although air and ferry travel are both exciting for children, "the bonus of travelling by ferry is that it is a lot less restricting", Lucy Ace, managing director of Take the Family said. She added: "You can [...] Continue Reading…

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Zurich Street Parade

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The Zurich Street Parade will take place on Sunday August 10th from 13:00 until midnight.Beginning at Utoquai, the parade will proceed towards Bellevue, Quaibrucke and Burkliplatz, finally arriving at Hafendamm Enge.Friendship is the theme for 2008, and the parade aims at promoting peaceful, responsible treatment of our fellow human beings, the environment and, of course, ourselves. This year, the [...] Continue Reading…

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