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The Running of the Bulls, the encierro in Spanish, is the most anticipated part of the Fiesta de San Fermín. I still remember the first time I learned of this event; my teacher had shown us a YouTube video in Spanish class.

St Fermin Pamplona

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Bangkok is a fantastic Thailand city that has the infectious energy of many cities across the Far East but an important distinguishing character of its own. Due to the growing importance of the city as an international air travel hub more and more people are passing through, but many do not give the city the time it deserves. Even if you have other places to be, Bangkok is worth at least a day or two so it can be explored and reveal itself beyond the clichés.

Bangkok Temple

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Australia boasts over 11,000 beaches across its 37,000 km coastline, including some of the finest coastal spots in the world. Whichever type of beach you’re looking for, this country has it covered. Here are just some of the best beaches Australia has to offer.

Austrailia Beach

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If you are thinking about heading to the USA and NYC in particular, you have to try a big gay Broadway holiday. Not only is NYC the home of America’s gift to the Arts and Musical Theatre, but you have a ton of things that you can do to have a Broadway themed holiday. Here are some shows that you may want to check out for the 2011 Broadway season and some places that you may want to go.

Gay  Holiday NYC

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As one of Spain’s economic and cultural center, Barcelona is also a prime beach-lover’s destination with a myriad of beaches to choose from. Its 4.5-kilometer long coastline near the urban area showcases at least seven general beaches where one has even been named by a Discovery Channel documentary as the world’s third best beach! Let’s go and see what these beaches have to offer so be prepared to go for a dip below the cool waters, watch the beautiful people, and bask under the palm trees beneath the hot Spanish sun!

beaches in Barcelona

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Good things come to those who wait. The most famous black alcoholic drink in the world is one of the very few beers to be known throughout the entire world. But, how did this black stuff become such a staple drink in the world of beer? It waited. That’s what it did.

Guinness Factory Dublin

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Frankfurt am Main is the largest city in the German region of Hessen and the fifth-largest city in Germany. The city has a rich history since the Roman times but it was heavily damaged in World War II. The old town of Frankfurt, the biggest old Gothic town of Central Europe, was destroyed by six bombardments of the Allied Forces.

Frankfurt Attractions

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Krakow is a beautiful city that has managed to keep much of its medieval charm, despite hundreds of years of foreign occupations, severe bombing during the second world war, and the drab conformity of the Communist Era. Here are five things you shouldn’t miss during your visit to Krakow!

Krakow

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It’s safe to say that the hubbub, pace, and spirit of the Athens locals and area in general can get somewhat overwhelming. Athens is a popular tourist destination because of its history, yet it is persistently dynamic in nature and borders on being hectic.

Hydra Athens

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There are a number of fine quality 4-star and 5-star luxury hotels in Athens. Depending on your preference where location and quality are concerned you’re sure to find lodging that suits your specific needs.

Athens: Luxury Hotels

We’ve assembled a list of hotels in Athens that are sure to please the international traveler when visiting the city. Just remember that these are some of the more popular favorites so you will want to book your reservations well in advance, especially during the peak tourist months of June through September. read full article

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The city of Dublin is Ireland’s capital and largest city and is also one of the leading vacation destinations in all of Europe. Ptolemy, the famous astronomer and cartographer of ancient Greece, was the first person to ever make a reference to inhabitants in the Dublin area. The evidence dates back to 140 AD and the settlement was referred to in Ptolemy’s writing as Eblana Civitas”. Dublin is also referred to as the “Town of the Hurdled Ford” by many of the locals.

Dublin

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Prada, Ferragamo, Fendi, Pucci… these brands are as synonymous with Italy as gelato and gnocchi. Fashion is a high priority for Italians, second only to food. Luckily a trip to Florence can satisfy both your need for fashion and food. Once you get your food fixed covered head to the outlet malls.

Florence shopping

Thirty minutes south of Florence on the A-1 in the beautiful hills of Tuscany you can find The Mall. The drive alone is worth the trip, the golden fields are peppered with century old stone castles: it’s truly postcard perfect. read full article

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If you are planning a vacation to the city of Brussels, you definitely want to consider taking a few of their many historical tours that the city has to over. The city is revered as being the European Union’s de facto capital as well as being Belgium’s largest urban area. Originally designed as a fortress town in the 10th century, it has evolved into a metropolis of over one million residents. It is also the site of NATO’s headquarters as well as being the host city of numerous EU institutions.

Brussels Grand Palace

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Paris, also known as “The City of Light” has become one of the most popular tourist destinations to visit not only for its excellent array of cuisine (where do you think the word gastronomy comes from?) but is renowned for its wealth of culture and stunning architecture from the Louvre to Place des Vosges.

Paris St Germain

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Istanbul is one of the most visually-appealing metropolitan cities of the world. Rows of mosques have been constructed throughout the city, but these three really caught my eye and piqued my interest. While they all are beautiful pieces of architecture and popular tourist attractions, they are also houses of worship for many, so it is wise to be culturally-vigilant and cover up before entering.

Mosque

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