Saturday, 01 December 2012 21:33

Cairo

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Long considered the jewel of the orient, Cairo is an international city, overflowing with culture in direct and constant dialogue between them. this is a city in the early civilizations of the ancient pharaohs, blended with the history of Christianity and Islam. The all brought together by modern sights and luxuries of a sophisticated and cosmopolitan city.

The Great Pyramids of Giza are the most famous attractions in Cairo.
But there are many delightful places to experience and explore, from the mosques of Islamic Cairo and the churches of Coptic Cairo, the city's Jewish community.
Get ready for the great history lesson and cultural education of the mixture of religions and cultures that took place in this fascinating city.
Cairo also swells with markets and bazaars to explore.

Saturday, 01 December 2012 21:31

Budapest

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Hungary's capital, while providing a history of 2000 years, has an origin quite recent: it dates back to the last century, the unification of the three cities - Buda, Pest, Óbuda - until then independent, that gave rise to the current Budapest .
The Danube divides it into two distinct parts and is un'attrattazione important for its colors and its majesty. On the right bank lies Buda, famous for its past and crowned by the fortress (Varhegy) on the left bank extends Pest, more lively and modern. The two parts are connected by eight bridges (some huge) and each possessing its own center. In the middle of the river extends Margaret Island, a real oasis of green.
A city with undeniable charm to beauty, historical, hospitality and good food.

Saturday, 01 December 2012 21:25

Auckland

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New Zealand, three and a half million people and 70 million sheep merino, many boats as there are cars, island in the sun, but with lots of glaciers and geysers very warm, warmth from the Tropic of Capricorn and cold currents from the Antarctic. An incredible Switzerland other side of the world. Auckland, with one million inhabitants, is the gateway to the country (the capital, however, is Wellington). The city is located in the north of the island, on an isthmus overlooking the waters of the Manukau Harbor on one side and the other on the Waitemata Harbour and the Hauraki port (remember Luna Rossa?). It 'a very extensive city, including large parks, parades cottages, a chain of hills and even 14 craters of volcanoes, of course off. The highest points in order to appreciate the landscape are Mount Eden and One Tree Hill, an extinct volcano in Cornwall Park, an obelisk with a tribute to the Maori people. In front of the city, across the Hauraki Gulf, there is a peninsula Coromandol, mostly wild, with beautiful beaches and where gold was discovered in 1867.

Saturday, 01 December 2012 21:21

Athens

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Athens has lived his greatness was in 400 BC, when it was built the most monuments. During the era turcobizantina the city was deprived of its importance until 1833, when Athens became the capital of liberated Greece.

On the occasion of the 2004 Olympics have been modernized almost all the infrastructure, the underground and trams, and made new connections and bridges in order to alleviate the huge influx of traffic.
Athens is still very chaotic - otherwise it would be Athens, "to know the city, you have to get lose," is a saying here. The streets, almost all one-way, make the fluid circulation, but complex and error is equivalent to revolve around one or more blocks to return the right direction.

Athens is probably the capital in Europe has undergone major changes over the past years. Although Athens has become a modern metropolis can give the feeling of a small town.
Here the past meets the future and the ancient monuments are the stage for a city of trend.

It is these contrasts make this a great city so interesting to explore.

Saturday, 01 December 2012 21:17

Antalya

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The air is mild and light in Antalya, where the tourist brochures promise 300 days of sunshine a year and tell the truth. The large bay on the Mediterranean Sea, at the bottom of which lies the town is surrounded by mountains which protect the waters are clear, bright light shines the white houses of lime. In the gardens and on the slopes of the mountains, oranges, lemons, avocados, bananas, and lilies, roses and rare species in the park Karaali, facing the sparkling bay, the rocky coast. Along the streets, in the shade of palm trees and rivulets descending from Mount Tauro. The port, once reserved only for fishermen, is now home to recreational boats that dock here in search of restaurants with terraces full of shadow. The old town, at the top, is full of narrow streets and long ladders.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:34

Istanbul

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Although no longer the capital of Turkey since 1923, with over 12 million inhabitants, Istanbul is the largest city in the country and the third most populous in Europe, after London and Moscow.

Istanbul has an ancient history: he was born in 667 BC as a Greek colony under the name of Byzantium, was conquered by the Romans and renamed Constantinople became the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, the Latin Empire and then for about a century, and finally Ottoman Empire until 1922, the year of defeat Ottoman Empire in World War II.

Istanbul owes its importance to its strategic position, the Bosphorus, between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara, and is the only city in the world to straddle two continents, Europe and Asia. Its flourishing past has left traces of great archaeological and architectural heritage, making it now one of the most visited cities and fascinating world.

With important buildings like the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque in Istanbul you can experience the unique ambience of a multicultural city that, with its churches, mosques and synagogues, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:31

Bangkok

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Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, formerly called Siam. Located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, near the Gulf of Thailand, and economic center of the country, Bangkok is undergoing an intense process of growth. At the dawn of its history, Bangkok was a small town portuario, called Bang Makok. Today it is the capital of a country among the most visited by tourists from all over the world, especially popular during the winter and the Christmas holidays.

Along with the traffic and pollution of a city overpopulated, here you will find fabulous Buddhist temples such as Wat Pho and Wat Arun, many historic buildings and palaces of ancient dynasties you detect a world of wonders. Discover the exotic charm of Bangkok!

Starting point for the trip to Thailand, Bangkok knows be a beautiful and rich oasis of calm (despite the first impact with traffic and smog). The hotels are hundreds, of every category and in every neighborhood (remember that the word "Soi" means off the main road, marked with a serial number). The district Ratanakosin, with the most ancient temples and the Grand Palace, is located east of the river (it is the oldest and the most full of things to see), while most of the hotels are concentrated in the nearby Banglamphu and in the neighborhood Khao San Road. Thon Buri was once the capital of Thailand, before the foundation of Bangkok, which is now part of, is located on 'the other side of the Chao Phraya River and is accessible by boat. Despite being one of the less touristy areas, is worth a visit for many khlong (channels) in the open, to go by boat, and the Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), with its famous tower of 82 meters , in Khmer style. The exciting entertainment at night, in every sense, is finally assured by many clubs around the city.


What to visit

Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo, Vimanmek Palace, National Museum, National Gallery, Sanam Luang, Suan Pakkad Palace, Lumphini Park (the largest public park in the city), Wat Po, Wat Mahathat, Wat Suthat, Wat Sa Ket (from the terrace eighty meters you can enjoy a beautiful view of Bangkok), Wat Traimit (with one of the most precious statues of Buddha), Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), Chinatown, the Chatuchak Market, the home of Jim Thompson, the Thieves Market (market of thieves), the bridge Rama IX. For those who love Thai massage the advice is to go to Patpong (not all massage centers are brothels)

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:30

Stockholm

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Stockholm, Sweden's capital and largest city of the country, is located on the west coast of Lake Mälaren, near the Baltic Sea. The city is particularly famous for being made up of an archipelago of 14 islands connected by 53 bridges. The old town, Gamla Stan is, built on an island completely pedestrianized, has a lively cultural life and an exciting nightlife. Stockholm, which now has 783,000 inhabitants, began its history as a small Viking village in the eleventh and seventeenth centuries.
Today it is a modern city, home to the delivery of the prestigious Nobel prizes and is one of the cleanest cities in Europe. Lose yourself in its archipelago of 24,000 islands in the summer, or in love with his charming winter light: any time is good to visit Stockholm.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:28

Madrid

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Madrid, capital of Spain, is located in the center of the Iberian Peninsula, at 667 meters above sea level. Built on the ruins of a Moorish fortress called "Mayrit" land of water, hence the name Madrid became the capital in 1561. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, known as the "Golden Age", Madrid was the city of writers such as Cervantes, Quevedo and Calderon and painters such as Velázquez. Lively city in terms of culture and art, is visited each year by millions of tourists, attracted certainly historic sites such as Plaza Mayor and the Prado Museum extraordinary, but also by its great nightlife, the unforgettable "nightlife madrileña."

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:26

Ibiza

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Endless night, interspersed with a few days on the beach and excursion to the old town, the hippie markets and the many villages on the island: this is what you can expect in Ibiza, the most fashionable of the Balearic Islands.

Wait for the sunset on the beach of Playa d'en Bossa or San Antonio, then take a drink in the beach bar (kiosk) of the beach, so after supper (late) in one of the restaurants on the island, you're ready for the magical night in Pacha, in Space, nell'Amnesia or another of the many clubs on the island. But do not forget that Ibiza is also culture and history, so to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

[discover Ibiza]

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