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January 2012 Blog Posts (158)

Fantastic cruise service on Halong Bay

I really enjoyed Indochina Sails during my visit with family over the Christmas holidays. We weren't sure how Christmas on a junk would turn out, but I was blown away. We all agreed that the crew made it one of the most memorable Christmas' for us with the holiday decorations, wonderful service, cheerful music, and fantastic food.
If your cruising experience is limited to the megaships sailing around the carribean, be prepared for a…
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Added by Indochina Sails on January 31, 2012 at 10:38pm — No Comments

Best Family Vacation Vietnam (South-North) 12Days

DAY 1: ARRIVAL SAIGON

Pick you up on arrival and transfer to the hotel, check in and free time at leisure on your own of exploration the city. Overnight Saigon

DAY 2: CU CHI TUNNELS 1DAY

Early in the morning, we pick you up at your hotel and depart for cu chi tunnels. By 1965, 250 km of tunnels criss-crossed Cu Chi and…

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Added by Vietnampathfinder on January 31, 2012 at 10:36pm — No Comments

The Mohegan Sun WineFest Survival Guide

I arrived early at the Mohegan Sun WineFest, right at the front door leading to the Grand Tasting Room before the first glass was even touched. I was on a mission. This year, with event program in hand, I committed myself to roughing out a game plan for the day ahead. With approximately 50 tasting tables…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on January 31, 2012 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Bounce Around Asia on Air Asia

 

Want to visit Asia?  Book the cheapest ticket you can find. Try getting low season tickets to either Paris or London, spend a day or two, and then hop on Air Asia for about $400 to Bangkok.  Air Asia has been voted the best budget airline for several years in a row.  It is only 10 years old and growing fast.  Yes, it is a budget airline but they do it nicely. …

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Added by Sandra & John Scott on January 31, 2012 at 10:07am — 1 Comment

THE HIGHER THE PRICE FOR RHINOS’ HORNS, THE MORE ENDANGERED THEY BECOME

Rhinos in Africa are more at risk of being poached than any other kind of animal in the parks and this is so because of the increasing demand for the rhino’s horns.   He added that there is a very high price for the rhino’s horn in the modern-day market and I every kilogram is sold at about USD 5000 and yet just one rhinoceros horn can weigh about 4 kilograms.
Mr. Maige was speaking just after the international roundtable discussion that was…
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Added by Krystal Christine on January 31, 2012 at 8:39am — No Comments

ORPHANED CHIMPANZEES At HOME ON NGAMBA ISLAND

Ngamba Island is a Chimpanzee Sanctuary which was set up in October 1998 to be a home for the young chimpanzees that  are left one their own after the death of the parents after they have been collected by  Uganda Wildlife Authority from different areas especially from national parks so that they can get proper care fro them to survive. There are so many of them which were saved…
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Added by Krystal Christine on January 31, 2012 at 8:19am — No Comments

EL MIRADOR , Maya site hidden in the Guatemalan jungle

El Mirador, hidden... yet not quite in Guatemala's jungle

 

Discover this gem, and yourself... even with kids !

 

28 December 2011 – 1 January 2012

 

 

A firsthand account of a short, intense, five-day hike of yours truly (Patrick), his two kids (13 & 16) and a Dutch family of four (parents and two kids, 9 & 13) to the EL…

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Added by SERVICIOS TURISTICOS C.A.S.A. on January 31, 2012 at 7:37am — No Comments

Taj Mahal Golden Triangle Tours

Every tour consists of attractions that are packaged together having different experiences by tourists. In India among the tours the most recognizable one is the golden triangle tours; these tours are the major pillars of the country’s entire tourism system. These tours stand to the reputation as famously known as the golden triangle tours in all over the world. The golden triangle tours usually…

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Added by Abhinav kumar on January 31, 2012 at 6:49am — No Comments

Getting to Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica

Santa Teresa beach has become a very popular place during the past years. As it has been mentioned several times, beautiful beaches, great surf conditions, wide variety of yoga services, tropical gardens and nice vibe make it a favorite among the off the beaten path destinations.

Santa Teresa Beach

Even though, the trip to this area is quite long, after…

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on January 30, 2012 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Balace your life with yoga!

Twisting yourself into a pretzel is what many people think of when they hear the word “yoga.”

Yoga is the…

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on January 30, 2012 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Irazu Volcano, Cartago, Costa Rica

I remember the first time I visited Volcano Irazu. It was my first year living in Costa Rica. A friend of mine and I rented a car to drive around and explore this magical country we now called home.

We set out in the morning from San Jose, a hot and bright sunny day. We drove through Costa Rica’s…

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on January 30, 2012 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Daydreams of a Tropical Paradise: Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica

Lounging on a tropical beach is probably one of the all-time most popular daydreams.

Picture it … soft, cushy white sand, rhythmic deep blue waves rolling onto shore, soft breezes wafting playfully over you as you lounge in the shade of palm trees, sipping cold coconut juice and snacking on chilled, juicy, sweet pineapple. Surfers bounce, flip and skim through the cobalt water and white froth. The warm yellow sun throws a…

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on January 30, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Top Jobs That Will Keep You Traveling

If you're the kind of person that loves traveling and would like to get one of those jobs that keep you in an airplane, train, or car, think that there's much more to it than being a pilot or airline attendants. Nothing bad with these two jobs, but keep in mind…

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Added by TripButler on January 30, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments

Birding Safaris in Africa: The black Weaver

The black Weaver, also known as the Spotted-backed Weaver or Black-headed Weaver is a species of bird found in much of sub-Saharan Africa. It has also been introduced to Hispaniola, Mauritius and Réunion. This often abundant…
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Added by Krystal Christine on January 30, 2012 at 8:14am — No Comments

Gay-Friendly Azur Real Boutique Hotel in Cordoba, Argentina



In the center of Argentina---about 700 km northwest of Buenos Aires---with a student population of more than 300,000, Cordoba is a bustling, gay-friendly city. With nearly 1.5 million people, and 3.2 million in the region, Cordoba still has a small town feel to it with a variety of neighbourhoods and…

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Added by Roy Heale on January 30, 2012 at 8:13am — No Comments

Birds in Africa: The Red Throated Bee-Eater

The Red-throated Bee-eater is a stunning green, red and turquoise bee-eater. This bird is essentially West African but extends into Uganda along the north western region. Red-throated bee-eaters are species of bird in the meropidae family and the bird was scientifically named in 1817 by Veillot. You will find Red-throated Bee-eaters…
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Added by Krystal Christine on January 30, 2012 at 7:10am — No Comments

Event - Responsible Tourism Week 2012 - Volunteering: Good, Bad or Ugly?



Press Release…


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Added by West Africa Discovery on January 30, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Story of Spotted Deer in Uttrakhand India

A Uttarakhand roadways bus driver of Haridwar - Haldwani route saw a child of spotted deer. The driver grabbed his feets tied and just put in the toolbox of battery and brought with himself. Then suddenly someone informed the SOG Team of CTR. Late night on the arrival of the bus the team stopped the bus and took away the spotted deer child form the driver.

Notably Haldwani City is very near to the world famous Jim Corbett National…

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Added by Global Tourism India on January 30, 2012 at 5:34am — No Comments

Chardham Yatra A Consecrated Way To Attain Moksha

Chardham is very prominent Hindu Pilgrimage situated in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Rightfully connoted as “Char Dham” meaning holy abode of four Gods, the four revered places include Gangotri, Yamnotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. It’s a long cherished legend that a visit to Chardham will help you attain “Moksha” by freeing your soul from all worldly sins. Therefore Chardham Yatra is considered one of the most blessed one in India,…

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Added by Global Tourism India on January 30, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

We're Not Rude, So Stop Bothering Us! (A Greeting From New York City)

I'm ashamed to say that I occasionally watch Live with Kelly in the morning (used to be Live with Regis and Kelly - you know what I'm talking about). This week Kelly reported that New York City was voted the number one rudest city in the U.S. What?! Us rude? I'm not a native New Yorker, but have lived here about twenty years, so I consider myself a New Yorker by default. I'm originally from the Southwest of the U.S., where people are so polite it's almost sickening. I almost dread…

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Added by Searching for Sincerity on January 29, 2012 at 11:11am — 1 Comment

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