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Madrid’s Classic Fiestas of San Isidro



by Cristóbal Ramírez



Parasols, lace dresses and suits, fancy fashionable hats, and a field filled with people - that’s how the great Francisco Goya portrayed the fiesta honoring Madrid’s patron saint in his painting San Isidro…

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Added by Iberia Airlines on May 10, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Mexico's San Pancho Music Festival 2012

Visit Puerto Vallarta Mexico for more information on the area.

More on San Pancho…

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Added by Pablo Gonzalez on February 21, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

At the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Books as Well as Movies

Sometimes the best vacation is one where you don't go anywhere at all. For the last three years Ray and I have been spending a week in Palm Springs just like the other tourists going to the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Sonny Bono started the film festival 23 years ago and it keeps getting better every year.

The weather was warm and sunny, the relatives flew in from Florida to join us, and we got to do my two favorite things, go to the movies and…

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Added by Cara Bertoia on February 14, 2012 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

An Arts Festival on Costa Rica's Paradisical "Lost Coast"

Thinking of coming to Costa Rica, and looking for something different? An experience off the beaten path and unique? Check out Costa Rica’s “lost coast” from Dominical to Uvita. This lesser-traveled region along the southern Pacific Coast is a magical place where lush, green, rain forested mountains tumble down…

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on February 11, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Mardi Gras in Lake Charles, Louisiana

The Lake Charles, Louisiana, Mardi Gras Museum is housed in a building that was once a school. Today the building is the Central School Arts & Humanities Center.  The Mardi Gras Museum is just one of the organizations housed in the building. The museum claims to have the largest collection of Mardi Gras costumes on display – they are fantastic.  Besides the amazing costumes they have animated mannequins that tell the story of Mardi…

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Added by Sandra & John Scott on February 9, 2012 at 10:28am — No Comments

The Great Chardham Yatra Festival in India's Holy Town of Uttarkashi in April 2012

With an endeavor to revive Hinduism, the great Hindu reformer Adi Shankaracharya founded the Chardham Yatra during the 8th century AD. The name “Char Dham” rightfully refers to four abodes of the Almighty, namely Gangotri, representing Ganga-the godess of power, Kedarnath depicting the dwelling of Lord Shiva, Badrinath symbolizing the home of Lord Vishnu and Yamnotri signifying the godess of strength Yamuna. Housed at the Himalayan base of Garhwal (Uttaranchal), all the aforesaid locations…

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Added by Global Tourism India on December 30, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Attain Spritual Satisfaction By Chardham Yatra

India is known as one of the most wonderful place which is rich in culture, history, religion and natural beauty. India offers a complete leisure trip to pilgrims, adventure seekers or any type of tourists.

Chardham tour in Northern India is the most suitable place for the pilgrims. The pious Dhams are located amidst lush green surroundings and majestic Himalayas. Thousands of pilgrims from all around the world plan every year to go on Chardham. This year there is good news for the…

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Added by Global Tourism India on December 29, 2011 at 6:20am — No Comments

In India's Nagaland, the Hornbill Takes Off



(From the first of the daily updates from the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland... Read more on www.wanderink.com



The bull and the bolero became one. Colour charged the air. You could…

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Added by Thommen Jose on December 9, 2011 at 9:29am — No Comments

Kites of Sumpango

Small town near Guatemala City and Antigua lives for the Festival of gigantic kites. This tradition exists in some parts of Guatemala for a long time now. To be there on Day of the dead is quite a unique experience...

Idea to make gigantic kite, more than twenty meters in diameter that will never fly may sound crazy. But, when you come to the festival, it seems so logical and nice; colors, pictures and messages that can be seen on every single one of the kites exhibited here create…

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Added by Mladen Postruznik on November 2, 2011 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Mistura, The Glorious Food Festival in Lima, Peru

by Emily Guilmette

While I know that gourmets have been savoring the world’s most fabulous foods since the dawn of time, I do think that the past few years (at least in the U.S.) have seen a particular renaissance of appreciation of great eats. There is more interest in local food, less processed food, traditional tastes and culinary…

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Added by Kuoda Travel on October 18, 2011 at 11:06am — 2 Comments

Oktoberfest: O’zapft Is!

Pandemonium has been reigning over Munich for the last two weeks. Hordes of people wandered the cramped streets of the capital of Bavaria in hopes of finding a seat on a wooden bench under one of 14 tents. What kind of madness is this? Answer: The kind of madness you would be lucky to be part of.…

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Added by Jean Dabrowski on October 5, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Booking Start For Elephant Festival In Kaziranga

Booking for popular Elephant Festival in Kaziranga is being already started. The famous elephant festical is held in the month of February in the eastern state of Assam. It is the larger elephant festival in India. The main purpose behind organizing the elephant festival is to conservation and safeguard of Asiatic elephants and the festival is also amid to increase eco-tourism. The team of XperTravels providing you opportunity to book…

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Added by Global Tourism India on October 5, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Fantasy Fest 2011 in Key West: What's On When

The 2011 Fantasy Fest celebration in Key West is the 32nd year of weeklong  fun on and around Duval Street and this year it runs from Friday October 21 to Sunday October 30.



This year’s theme is “ Aquatic Afrolic “ and please note that some of the  events listed below are official and sanctioned by the Fantasy Fest committee  that oversees the event and some events that are “unofficial” may require you to  check with locals to confirm that they are still scheduled on their…

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Added by Ann, TS on September 22, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

October fest's fun!

Thies week is great for everyone who loves beer...Yeah, the October fest has started! So, I'd like to mention some interesting facts about October fest's home land: Germany - http://tours-tv.com/ru/german

 

There are over 82 million people in Germany. It is the most densely populated country in the world. The Germans have kept 31% of the country covered with forests and woodlands. There is the feeling of wilderness all around you.…

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Added by Dneprovoy Alexey on September 21, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

Oktoberfest 2011: Mountains of Bratwurst, Oceans of Beer

Why is Munich's famous Oktoberfest called Oktoberfest if it's mostly in September?

The first Oktoberfest was held in 1810 to honor the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig's marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The festivities began on October 12, 1810 and ended after five days with a horse race. During the years, the celebrations were repeated and, later, the festival was extended and moved…

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Added by Velimira Velikova on September 20, 2011 at 10:22am — No Comments

Discover and experience Ghana with Blazing Sun Travels… No 1 stop for tourism, student’s internship, volunteering & investment opportunities in Ghana

Discover and experience Ghana with Blazing Sun Travels No 1 stop for tourism, student’s internship, volunteering & investment opportunities in Ghana.  For info visit www.bsghana.com

 

Our Service of specialization includes the following:

 

* Ecological Tours Flora and Fauna (National Parks)

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Added by Blazing Sun Travels on September 11, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Plan an Explosive Visit to Valencia, Spain

The Hottest Party in Spain.

Fires are burning all over Valencia. I cannot glimpse an intersection that is not ablaze. 



Bombaderos , firemen dressed in black turnout, stand by just waiting with tanker…

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Added by Jim DeLillo on September 5, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Seniors on the Move: Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach, California

by Maryann Virack         

 

My dad’s summer visits to California have often forced us to join in the “traipse of the tourists” visiting every theme park and attraction, including casinos, within driving distance.  Some have been extraordinary adventures; others much more ordinary. This year I opted for culture and a very different kind of destination. The Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach runs for one month in the summer…

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Added by maryann virack on September 5, 2011 at 10:08am — No Comments

The Medieval Festival of Arezzo, Tuscany: An Important Part of the City's History

Hello everybody!!

Today I'm very excited because we are not so far from on of the most emotional and exceptional events of the year that we are going to live tomorrow in the afternoon at five p.m., the GIostra del Saracino (Joust of the Saracens).

By the way, last Sunday morning I was walking across the historic street ot our city center, I have been admired some beautiful medieval…

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Added by B&B Tarussio on September 3, 2011 at 12:21pm — 4 Comments

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