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Venice, Italy has stood the test of time through several invasions and world wars, but now its distinct architecture is being threatened by pigeons. The authorities have had to act as the birds and their droppings have been jeopardizing city structures and tourism.

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Picture this.

A man clad in layers of thick jacket, shoveling snow in a thick blizzard.

On the other frame is a man wearing shorts, sipping a cold beer, lying on a hammock under the shade of a palm tree, looking at a view of clear waters… read full article

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There is much to enjoy in Nice including the Mediterranean weather, great locales, and a vibrant city.

But the best time for the fun loving to visit Nice would have to be in February when the city loses itself in its Carnival or carnaval, one of… read full article

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In Basel the carnival, or Fasnacht, as it is known locally, starts on the first Monday after Ash Wednesday. In 2009 the dates of the carnival are from the second to the fourth of March. This comparatively shorter carnival, lasting only seventy-two hours, is rated in the list… read full article

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The tradition of a masked carnival can be traced as far back as the fourteenth century in Venice.

It has now evolved to being the best known international event in Venice with people from all over streaming in to this popular tourist destination. The avenues… read full article

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If it’s a party you want it’s a party you will get at the Carnival in Sitges, Spain.

In 2009 the celebration begins in mid-February and for the next ten days or so the city takes on an air of magical music and color. A… read full article

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Planning a trip to Spain? This could be the beginning of the best vacation of your life.

From the most amazing beaches to the Pyrenees Mountains, from the estuaries in Galicia to the sandy Almeria landscape and from quaint rural villages… read full article

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Pizza Restaurant BerlinPicking out a decent Italian restaurant has to be one of the most difficult tasks in the world. Cheap plastic table cloths and bottles of Chianti enveloped in melted wax abound in the good joints just as much as in the packaged parmesan cheese places. But if… read full article

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So when I say Scandinavia, I’m assuming you don’t think sunshine and palm trees. No, I’d rather expect you to assume something about three hours of daylight and rather bitter cold. Well, it’s pretty true.

Daylight is scarce and seasonal affective disorder (or SAD) is in abundance… read full article

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As the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is very accessible by using public transport.

Many people ‘in the know’ – those who work in the city – choose to leave their cars at home to avoid traffic and looking for a parking space. If the locals… read full article

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Vienna is one of Europe’s most spectacular cities to visit for the holidays. It is especially spectacular to visit for New Year Celebrations.

No expense is spared in the style category when it comes to ringing in the New Year. When starting the New Year in… read full article

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All of us want nothing less than excellent service wherever we go. That’s why most people stay away from companies that give otherwise. However, traveling to new places can especially be challenging because you have to deal with businesses you’ve never dealt with before and with new people whom… read full article

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If you’re in Florence for New Year’s Eve — called La Festa di San Silvestro or Capodanno — there are a couple of ways you can enjoy your evening.

There is the elegant, expensive approach: spend an evening at a palazzo or a fine restaurant with a special… read full article

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Have you traveled to a place, say in Asia or Europe, where English is not the spoken language or where you are not familiar with the local dialect?

Before you look up Help in the dictionary, consider doing these tips to find your way around.

1. Prepare

Learn… read full article

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If you’re in London during New Year’s whether for business or pleasure, there are great ways to celebrate the coming in of 2009!

Book a river cruise and see London fireworks

A great thing to do while you’re there on New Years Eve is to see… read full article

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