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Weekend in Budapest – how to get to Budapest from Vienna

Couple boarding the Rail Ninja train

When you are travelling through Austria and you are in Vienna it is an ideal opportunity to spend a weekend in Budapest. Budapest is easily accessible from the Austrian capital by high speed train from Vienna Meidling Station or Vienna Haupthahnhof.

The train from Vienna to Budapest runs 15 …

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Trekking in Patagonia

If you’re anything like me a major reason for wanting to travel has been the effect that literature has had on my up bringing and the curiosity of wanting to see what you have read about. I believe that the more you read the more likely that you at least wish to travel …

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Lake Cullulleraine great place for camping or caravan stop

If you are travelling from Adelaide to Sydney and are camping or caravanning and you don’t want to stop in Mildura, then a great option is Lake Cullulleraine.

Lake Cullulleraine is about 50km on the Renmark side of Mildura. It’s quite a small town but the caravan park is located right on Lake Cullulleraine and has …

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Things to do in Moonta -South Australia

Moonta on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula is known as Australia’s Little Cornwall. This name was given due to the large number of Cornish miners that immigrated to Australia during the mid to late 19th century.

This is known as the Cornish diaspora. Today, you can see the results of this immigration in the Methodist church’s in …

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10 Health Benefits to staying properly hydrated

Currently the majority of Australians don’t drink enough water and up to 75% of us are dehydrated. While travelling proper hydration is essential to good health and happy travels.

Here are 10 Health Benefits to staying properly hydrated.

Combats Fatigue
Reduces High Blood Pressure
Halt Allergies and Asthma
Reduces Acne and Aging of the Skin
Stop High Cholesterol
Eliminates Digestive Disorders
Flush out …

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Outsourcing Catering for Tour Guide Businesses

Sometimes in the busy business lives that we live, time becomes precious and in your business sometimes that time is best spent on your core business activities.

One of the things that can be a real time waster can be food preparation whether that be for a function you are running or for your tour that …

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Getting Lost in Languages on your overseas travels

One of the most common problems and apprehensions about travelling to foreign lands is a person’s inability to communicate in the local language. It is something that is a shock to many people and particularly to Anglophiles that are travelling for the first time. This is certainly true if you are hoping to work in …

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This is my City / This is my City - North America

Things to do in Ottawa Canada

Must do

Ottawa is often cited as the second coldest capital in the world (Mongolia?s Ulaan Baatar claims the top spot), so if you can brave the sub-zero temperatures, you really should visit in winter. From January to early March the Rideau Canal opens as the world?s largest ice rink (almost 8km long) and …

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Things to do in London

Must Do

If you do anything on a visit to London, it must be to visit one of its markets.  You’ll not only likely to pick up a bargain, but they offer the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local atmosphere.  The choice of market extends to everyone’s taste: Borough market for food, Portobello market for …

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This is my City / This is my City - Europe

Things to do in Prague – Czech Republic

Must do

Prague is  the town eleven centuries old, in my opinion it is very beautiful (see picture).  Some of monuments are on the list of cultural heritage of UNESCO. They are  built in the romanesque style, the gothic style, renaissance, baroque, rococo, art nouveau and in the more modern styles. There is also the charming …

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Things to do in Lanzarote Canary Islands Spain

Must Do

Lanzarote was subjected to one of the modern world’s longest ever volcanic eruptions.  Which went on for six years from 1730 – totally transforming around one quarter of the island’s total surface area.  Wiping out villages and farmland and replacing them with lava fields and the spent peaks of 300 volcanoes. This entire region, …

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Dublin
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Things to do in Dublin – Ireland

Must Do

Dublin’s most popular attraction is The Guinness Storehouse. Adjoining the brewery, this museum offers an entertaining history of Ireland’s most famous export, and entry includes a free pint of the black stuff in the elevated, panoramic Gravity Bar.

What do you like best about Dublin?

For a literature lover, there is no better city than …

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Reykjavik
This is my City / This is my City - Europe

Things to do in Reykjavik Iceland

Must do

Take a dip at the Blue Lagoon. With steam rising from 40 degrees Celsius waters it easily evokes an otherworldly feeling. Open year-round (yes, it obviously does not freeze in winter), both locals and tourists have taken advantage of the healing properties in its mineral rich waters. A long soak leaves …

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Things to do in Alicante Spain

Must Do

Visit Santa Barbara Castle on the top of Mount Benacantil. You can drive up to the castle or walk, (only really recommended for the super fit or the insane in Alicante’s summer heat!) but my favourite option is to take the lift accessed from opposite El Postiguet beach. It costs 2.40? to make the …

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Things to do in Zagreb – Croatia

Must Do:

Zagreb is a pocket- sized metropolis, culturally close to central European capitals but with more than a dash of Mediterranean atmosphere. Zagreb is the political, commercial, cultural and academic centre of the country. It’s home to almost a quarter of the country’s population (over one million).

Sightseeing is easy and the most important cultural and …

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Things to do in Faro – Portugal

Must Do

Faro is a beautiful city situated in the heart of the Algarve area. Although the city only has 41,000 citizens, it has all the amenities and facilities required of a large tourist destination, such as a water park, good nightlife, water sports, stunning wildlife and beautiful beaches.

Not only does it provide such a …

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This is my City / This is my City - Australia

Things to do in Adelaide Australia

Adelaide is known as the city of churches by Australians and tourists alike. The city is not as large or exciting as Sydney or Melbourne; however, it has much to offer anyone who wants a fun, cultural experience with beaches, shops and hidden gems to explore, whenever they wish. The city combines historical sites with …

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Launceston
This is my City / This is my City - Australia

Things to do in Launceston Tasmania Australia

Must Do:
Cataract Gorge

Launceston’s own piece of wilderness just 15 minutes walk from the city centre. Here you’ll find hiking trails, the world’s longest single span chairlift, a swimming pool for hot days, a restaurant, kiosk, cafe and wildlife. There are beautiful gardens, a suspension bridge and an inclinator for easy access,

There is …

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Bangkok
This is my City / This is my City - Asia

Things to do in Bangkok Thailand

Must do

Once In Bangkok you can’t miss ( Temple of the Emerald Buddha), which is maybe the most extensively decorated temple in Thailand, with beautiful painted walls, mosaic-encrusted pillars, with murals on the walls. You can relax at the nearby Wat Pho trying out Thai massage right at the most famous school.

What …

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This is my City / This is my City - Asia

Things to do in Haifa Israel

The main things to do in Haifa include:

Go to the Baha’i World Centre on Mount Carmel
Visit the Stella Maris Monastery
Visit the Cave of Elijah
Appreciate Japanese Art at Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art
Visit Madatech -Israel National Museum of Science, Technology and Space
Walk through the restored buildings in the German Colony

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The Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre
This is my City / This is my City - Asia

Things to do in Novosibirsk Russia

Must do

The main focal point of the city is the Opera and Ballet Theatre, right on Lenin Square, in the Centre of the City. Not only are the shows presented there world-quality, but the building itself is a work of art.

What do you like best about your city?

The lack of foreigners. This is pure, old-fashioned …

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Taal Lake Tagaytay
This is my City / This is my City - Asia

Things to do in Tagaytay Phillipines

There are tons of activities that you can do in Tagaytay such as having a picnic with your family and friends at the Picnic Grove, horseback riding, pineapple picking and sightseeing.

What do you like best about your city?

What’s unique about Tagaytay is that, even if there are already lots of modern establishments being built, it …

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This is my City / This is my City - Asia

Things to do in Nan, Thailand

Nan is a town in northern Thailand and is the capital of the province of Nan. It was fully autonomous for many centuries and was a part of the Lang Xang empire, also conquered by Burma in 1558. Nan only became a part of Thailand fully in 1931 and was a part of Laos for …

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Things to do in Pondicherry India

Pondichery is a city in the south east of India and dates back to the 1st Century AD when the Romans mentioned the town of Poduca as a trading settlement. In 1674 the French east India Company set up a trading post in Pondicherry and it would become the major French settlement in …

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Walking tour of London’s best bookshops

This is a walking tour you can try yourself if you’re interested in bookshops. You might need to divide the tour into a couple days if you’re like me and end up walking around for 2-3 hours in one shop.

However, a lot of the shops have certain specialisations so you can miss a few shops …

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Historic Pub Crawl in London

In this post I’m going to give you some details about how to do a fantastic pub crawl through London. You’ll need to do this London pub crawl in the day because some of the pubs in the city will close early.

Also you’ll need a Zone 1 tube pass as you’ll need to travel by …

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Buy vs. Rent: What’s The Best Way To Drive Australia?

If you’re heading down to Australia, you might have a road trip already planned…..if you don’t you definitely should! There’s over 817,000 kilometers of roads in the country.

If you planned a trip from Sydney (in the south-east) to Perth (Western Australia), it would take you nearly two whole days to drive there.

In other words, Australia …

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Having a great stag party in Prague

There are a number of reasons why having a stag party in Prague is a great idea and they are not all you think.

Firstly, everyone will tell you that Eastern Europe generally has a lot of things going for it rather than going to London for a legs up big night on the town.  You …

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