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Jakarta has always been a popular vacation destination in Indonesia, while being the capital and largest city of the country. It is located on the island of Java on its northwest side of the island. With pristine beaches, shopping hub and a steady mix of tradition and contemporary culture, Jakarta is a modern city with a variety of budget to luxury hotels and other accommodation.
If beer aroma excites you, walk into the Guinness Storehouse. This former beer fermentation plant in the St. James’s Gate Brewery, Dublin was converted into one of the leading Irish tourist attractions in 2000. The historic building, constructed in the Chicago school of architecture style, resembles a huge pint glass that can hold more than fourteen million pints of the beer. You can familiarize yourself with major beer ingredients (barley, hops, water and yeast), used to produce a perfect spirit, at the ground floor exhibition. Buy unique apparel, memorabilia and merchandise from the Guinness Flagship Retail Store.
Istanbul is in many ways the ultimate weekend break destination. Its location means that visitors from Europe can fly only a few hours from home and yet reach the first fringe of the exotic and mysterious East. Budget airlines have made getting here easy and the history and culture of the city mean that there is more than enough to pack a weekend’s schedule full to bursting.
The capital of Catalonia and 2nd largest city in Spain is Barcelona with its nearly 2 million residents. It is located in the northeastern part of the country on the Mediterranean coast, which makes Barcelona an extremely popular tourist destination, as well as a favorite of the Spanish locals. The history of the city dates back to the time when it was known as Barcino, a Roman occupied town, some 2,000 years ago.
Singapore has always been one of the more popular business or vacation destinations in Southeast Asia. For the individual that focuses on shopping, there is no better location in this region of the world than this particular area, especially when it comes to the numerous street markets that are so popular with locals and tourists alike in Chinatown. From seeking authentic souvenirs, gifts and local art and crafts products, the street markets are colorful, vibrant and interesting for the millions of tourists that visit the mesmerizing city of Singapore.
Formerly called Western New Guinea, Papua sits in Indonesia’s easternmost region. It makes up New Guinea’s western half and is known as the highest and largest tropical island in the world. Home to some of the world’s richest biodiversity, Papua has retained many of its current and historical cultures. With lush tropical forests still existing, the varied flora and fauna f the region remains unique. What many individuals don’t realize when they visit Papua for the first time is that there are a number of lesser known destinations worth seeing rather than the more popular spots!
The coastal city of Cancun lies on the northeastern corner of the Mexican Caribbean and is one of the more popular vacation destinations of the Yucatan Peninsula. The peak visiting season occurs between December and April which is evidenced by the dramatic increase in airline fares and hotel prices so you might want to take that into consideration if you are planning on vacationing there during those months. And it is best to book an accommodation as per your budget in advance if you intend staying for a while.
Agatha Christie was a prolific author and has become one of the world’s most popular, her brand of gentle humour, twisting plots and guessing games enthralling people from a very wide range of literary traditions. An often overlooked aspect of her books is how international they are, her common locations of the English countryside are peppered with additions such as Istanbul, Egypt and the Middle East. As such her books can also make great travel companions and here are some suggestions.
Costa Rica is one of the few places that can be legitimately described as up and coming in terms of visitor numbers and attractiveness. While this is due in some part to the instability that is plaguing other Latin American destinations, especially Mexico, it does also represent the variety and commitment of the country to building a sustainable tourism market.
One of the more popularly visited beach towns of Bali is the city of Seminyak and one of the more upscale destinations in the region with numerous high-end bars and restaurants as well as mostly luxury accommodations. It is hard to realize when you first view the city that only 10 years ago it was somewhat of a backwater, undeveloped community that didn’t entice many international travelers and tourists. Although it is a targeted destination of romantic heterosexual couples, Bali has a very lively yet smaller gay and lesbian scene. For those looking for a fun, gay vacation, with a host of visits to the bars and clubs in Bali, Seminyak is the perfect vacation spot.
This year’s Rugby Championship will be the annual competition that pits the Rugby Union teams of Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa against one another for the 17th time (first championship was in 1996). However, this year we will see Argentina featured in this renowned competition for the first time in the competition’s history. Because of the different sponsorships this year, the 2012 Rugby Championship will be entitled:
1.The Castle Rugby Championship (South Africa)
2.The Castrol Edge Rugby Championship (Australia)
3. The Investec Rugby Championship (New Zealand)
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The geographic region of the world referred to Southeast Asia features a collection of 11 different countries that are wedged in between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. In the more recent decades since the end of the Vietnamese War and the fall of Communism, the countries of Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam have become popular tourist destinations. They are also popularly targeted destinations for numerous solo travelers as well.
If you and your significant other are searching for the ideal setting for an intimate getaway, we have listed the Mediterranean’s most romantic beaches below.
Although it is a matter of personal choice, not every international honeymooning couple wants to visit the US. Nor does every newly married couple in the US want to visit the Caribbean or South Pacific regions that are currently so popular. Here are 5 cities in Europe that are still popular destinations and options that can’t miss for a honeymoon.
Located on a plateau of 3,700 feet (1,200 meters) in the central valley of Costa Rica is the nation’s capital city of San José. It is surrounded by lush green mountain ranges and stunning valleys.However, if you love the party scene, there are a number of pubs and nightlife in San José, Costa Rica that you should be aware of. The following is a list of the more recommended pubs and nightlife hotspots in the city.