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Shopaholics on high alert for Berlin’s long night

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Some cities offer late nights of gallery openings or midnight film screenings and while this kind of high-brow cultural activity is very much a part of Berlin tours, the Late Night of Shopping usually attracts just as many visitors.On selected dates every March and October, the German capital’s famous retail strip of Kurfurstendamm and the surrounding area opens far [...] Continue Reading…

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Berlin welcomes spring with contemporary music festival

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Berlin will herald the coming of the spring with one of the highlights of its cultural calendar from March 20th to 29th.The Maerz Musik festival will include a busy schedule of performances of works by some of the world’s leading contemporary composers.A number of the most famous and promising performers in this field will be in the German capital [...] Continue Reading…

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History, Humour and Horrors at the London Bridge Experience

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I’m a real scaredy cat – the one who hid behind the sofa during Dr Who and still buries her head in a cushion when creepy music comes on TV. So, when my grandson Josh said he wanted to visit the London Bridge Experience for his 13th birthday, my heart sank.

The London Bridge Experience is a new attraction but [...] Continue Reading…

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Berlin gets set for an evening of motorcycle thrills

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Pulses will be set racing at the FIM FMX World Championships – Night of the Jumps in Berlin on March 21st and 22nd.The O2 World in the German capital will be the venue for this fast and frenetic event, which will see the world’s most daring motorcycle stunt riders compete for the coveted title. Over the course of the [...] Continue Reading…

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Business travellers in search of power

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It’s a hard reality of modern life: people want power. We’re talking about electrical power – just to be clear, that thing that allows you to be mobile, do your job from trains and airport lounges, and call or be called anywhere you are.
Unfortunately, energy resides in batteries and gets consumed. (By the way, have you noticed how [...] Continue Reading…

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Rackets flying at the Hurghada International Squash Tournament

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The world’s top male and female squash players will descend on the beautiful Red Sea coast for the annual Hurghada International Squash Tournament, which takes place from March 28th to April 4th.With thousands of dollars of prize money on offer this event sees action of the highest calibre with the upper echelons of the game looking to gain crucial [...] Continue Reading…

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Mozart evoked at the Cairo Opera House

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An oasis of calm and high culture in Egypt’s bustling capital will host one of Mozart’s most famous operas this spring.The Cairo Opera House will stage Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) from April 14th to 17th.Written by the Austrian composer in 1786, the opera follows on directly from the events of the Barber of Seville and [...] Continue Reading…

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St Patrick’s Night at the Camel Bar

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While Egypt is a land rich with its own culture spanning thousands of years it, like most others, isn’t immune to the odd import.With this in mind, it’s hardly surprising that there will be a little corner of Sharm El Sheikh celebrating St Patrick’s Night on March 17th.Quite how the Guinness will taste is anybody’s guess but there’s no [...] Continue Reading…

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Egypt shows off its indigenous art at Al Nitaq

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The visually-arresting styles of modern Egytian art are given a fantastic showcase at the Al Nitaq festival in Cairo, held in February or March each year.Galleries and exhibition spaces all over the city participate in this superb event, which incorporates everything from traditional mediums like painting and sculpture to contemporary work involving natural materials and technology.As well as the [...] Continue Reading…

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Egyptians prepare to celebrate the birth of the prophet

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As a predominantly Islamic country, religious festivals and memorials have an important role to play in Egypt’s society.The celebration of Mohammed’s birthday, sometimes known as Mawlid, is to be held on March 9th in 2009 and is a major event in public life. Visitors on Egypt tours should look out for the colourful and sometimes spectacular celebrations going on [...] Continue Reading…

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