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Chaarya Resort & Spa | Blue Lanka – Sri Lanka Travel Article

Chaarya Resort & Spa | Blue Lanka Chaarya Resort & Spa is mid-range hotel that offers clean and comfortable rooms in Tissamaharama in the deep south. It has a large restaurant that serves Sri Lankan, Indian and western cuisine. The a/c bedrooms are located over two floors in a horseshoe shape, overlooking beautifully landscaped gardens and the central swimming pool. There is also a wellness centre that offers relaxing Ayurvedic massages.AccommodationThere 40 rooms in total, 20 Deluxe Rooms and 20…

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SLTPB doubles tour operator incentive to boost tourist arrivals – Sri Lanka Travel News – Sri Lanka Travel Article

SLTPB doubles tour operator incentive to boost tourist arrivals – Sri Lanka Travel News A local vendor tries to sell handmade items to tourists at Dutch Fort in Galle – Reuters By Charumini de Silva The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) is rolling out an initiative to double the incentive provided for inbound tour operators to $ 10 per traveller, in a bid to encourage them to increase tourist traffic and promote the destination following the Easter Sunday setback.…

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Dog Friends, New Recipes & Celebrations – J Bird Runs – Budapest Travel Article

Dog Friends, New Recipes & Celebrations – J Bird Runs Bennie The Dog and I made some friends in our neighborhood. There is a great enclosed area behind a couple of the condos in our subdivision where they can all run around together. It’s pretty cute to watch them go for it. On Saturday, John & I went to a local event where you walked through a bunch of different stores down town & tried wine and beer. It was…

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Top Things to Do in Városliget – Budapest Travel Article

Top Things to Do in Városliget Vajdahunyadvár Summer Festival Visitors who come to Budapest for the first time are often amazed by the lush city park known as Városliget at the city’s vibrant centre. The green space that was once known as Ökör-dűlő, which means “Oxmeadow,” was one of the world’s first public parks. Since its coming into being back in the mid-1200s, the park has been referred to as Budapest’s green lungs. This amazing green space is…

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Tasting the bites and seeing the sights in Budapest – Budapest Travel Article

Tasting the bites and seeing the sights in Budapest It’s a blazing hot day in the middle of summer in Budapest, and a group of 11 travellers from various parts of the world are gathered outside the city’s iconic Central Market Hall. We’re hungry to explore one of Europe’s great destinations, and Gergo Csada, our guide, has just the plan to weave the varied flavours of Hungary’s cuisine into our day alongside the fascinating and sometimes troubled history of his hometown…

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All of the animals I spotted in Canada – Budapest Travel Article

All of the animals I spotted in Canada The life trip from North to the South America has been eye-opening in many ways. One of them was the mere realization that we inhibit this planet with animals. No, don’t call me stupid. Of course, I knew there are animals living on Earth with us. But, if you live in a metropolis, and make it occasionally to the nature, then meeting animals in their national habitat gets rare. You have a…

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Formula 1 at Hungaroring on August 4th in 2019 – Budapest Travel Article

Formula 1 at Hungaroring on August 4th in 2019 This year’s Formula 1 race at Hungaroring outside Budapest is getting closer. Are you coming to Budapest to see the race? Do you think Hamilton will win yet another race? It has almost been all about Mercedes so far in the Formula 1 season so far. Lewis Hamilton and his mate Bottas have won most races so far, but before they all get to Budapest, they will race at Silverstone in…

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Travel Back in Time in the Charming Village of Hollókő! – Budapest Travel Article

Travel Back in Time in the Charming Village of Hollókő! Hollókő is one of the most beautiful day trip destinations in Hungary. From picturesque mountains and over a century-old charming buildings to castle ruins and unique gastronomy, this tiny village has a lot to offer to curious travelers. About Hollókő Hollókő is located in the northeast part of Hungary, about a 90-minute drive from Budapest. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, the village and its surroundings offer a unique…

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Snorkeling in Cuba – Cuba Travel Article

Snorkeling in Cuba Written by Sophia Bass  Divers, scientists, marine-biologists and snorkelers like myself travel to Cuba to explore it’s vast marine ecosystem, home to magnificent coral reefs. Many snorkeling spots are accessible from the shore and contain a diverse array of marine life. Jardines de la Reina, about fifty miles south from the main island, was declared a Marine Natural Park in 1996. It is often known as the “Galapagos of the Caribbean.” Atlantic Blue Tang, Rock Beauty, French…

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Faculty Led programs to Cuba | Trump Announcement – Cuba Travel Article

Faculty Led programs to Cuba | Trump Announcement Faculty Led programs to Cuba : President Trump has made two announcements regarding the change in U.S. policy toward Cuba. The second one dated July 25, 2017. Is below. Trump’s major change was halting individual people to people travel to Cuba. The date that this is to be enacted  has still not been announced nor specific details of how to do so. Below find the vague rule changes.Trump also describes that this type…

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Irish Concert in Havana July 2019 – Cuba Travel Article

Irish Concert in Havana July 2019 Thursday, July 11, 2019 Irish Concert in Havana July 2019 Posted by John McAuliff at 10:53 PM Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest No comments: Post a Comment Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Followers Blog Archive ▼  2019 (30) ▼  July (2) Irish Concert in Havana July 2019 Venezuela Update #11 ►  June (5) ►  May (5) ►  April (3) ►  March (3) ►  February (6) ►  January (6)…

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Travelling Around Cuba on a Shoestring Budget – Cuba Travel Article

Travelling Around Cuba on a Shoestring Budget Now, when I say shoestring budget I don’t mean going there completely broke – even though Cuba has two national currencies, magic beans are definitely not one of them. What I mean is that, while every vacation costs money, Cuba gives you an opportunity to really squeeze that nickel until the buffalo poops, so to speak. For all you non-Americans, this means that your money can go a really long way in Cuba…

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How to get around Havana? – Cuba Travel Article

How to get around Havana? This post explains the different ways to get from A to B in Havana. Havana is huge. A lot bigger than you think and walking is only an option if you want to limit yourself to the Old Town, Centro and Vedado.  Here’s some more info about Havana, this post is about getting from A to B (and back). You can use a multitude of public transport and different types of Taxi’s. Let’s just take…

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Hostels (Jul 2019) | Cuba – Lonely Planet Forum – Cuba Travel Article

Hostels (Jul 2019) | Cuba – Lonely Planet Forum I agree that if you are flying into Havana, you’d be better off taking the 1-hr flight to Baracoa than the 18 or 20-hour bus ride (which goes via Santiago.) If you fly Havana-Santiago, then it’s only a 6-hr bus ride to Baracoa. As explained by Poster #2, Cuba’s version of a hostel is the casa particular (private home). Most rent out two bedrooms, although a few have more. The majority…

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Hershey and Cuba — Complete Cuba – Cuba Travel Article

Hershey and Cuba — Complete Cuba We were the first company to take travelers to Hershey, Cuba, just 30 miles but a world away from Havana. This quick video from the Hershey Story Museum in Pennsylvania provides background on this “model industrial town” and shows how it looked back in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s.  https://bit.ly/2J3L14GWant to learn more about Hershey, Cuba? This article from the Hershey archives describes the town: https://bit.ly/2J3L3cO and this 40 minute video goes in-depth on the town and…

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Caribbean Tourism Organization picks Molyneaux as travel awards finalist – Cuba Travel Article

Caribbean Tourism Organization picks Molyneaux as travel awards finalist David G. Molyneaux — writer of this column and blog — is a finalist in the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Caribbean Travel Media Awards. Winners of CTO awards will be announced tonight (June 6) at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, during Caribbean Week New York. I was nominated for my cruise column on Barbados that was published in the Miami Herald and in my Travel Maven Blog. It was titled: Cruising from…

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11 best things to do in Havana Cuba – Cuba Travel Article

11 best things to do in Havana Cuba In Bandcuba, bed and breakfast in Cuba, we want to show you the 11 best things to do in Havana Cuba. This jewel of the Caribbean is full of an inexplicable and unique magic. That attracts thousands of tourist every year. For a small fee you can explore and discover all the wonders of this city, the only impediments are the time and your desire to explore. Do you dare to join…

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Carnival Corp. is the first U.S. company sued for using ‘stolen’ property in Cuba | – Cuba Travel Article

Carnival Corp. is the first U.S. company sued for using ‘stolen’ property in Cuba | The Miami Herald Carnival Cruise Lines was hit Thursday with unprecedented lawsuits filed by businessmen who for decades have sought justice after their families’ properties were seized by Fidel Castro nearly 60 years ago.The Miami-based cruising conglomerate was sued in federal court by Mickael Behn and Javier Garcia-Bengochea, both of whom hold claims certified by the federal government for assets confiscated shortly after the Cuban…

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What to Do in Matanzas: Cuba’s Cultural Hidden Gem – Cuba Travel Article

What to Do in Matanzas: Cuba’s Cultural Hidden Gem Not heard of Matanzas? You’re not alone! While this capital of the province of the same name may not have hit the big time when it comes to tourist visits, that can only be a good thing for a destination that boasts beaches, caves, and historic sites – all just 90 kilometres east of Havana, and 30 kilometres west of the thriving beach resorts of Varadero. Intrigued? Wondering what to do…

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Why Seattle Sightseeing Tours Are More Fun On A Boat – Finland Travel Blog – Best Places to Visit in Europe – Scandinavian Travel Article

Why Seattle Sightseeing Tours Are More Fun On A Boat – Finland Travel Blog – Best Places to Visit in Europe Sightseeing in Seattle, what is the best way to do it? The city offers many things to a tourist, from cozy authentic streets to wide, impressive cityscapes and mountain views. You can see all of it at once by having a Duck Boat Tour, a tour on a WWII vehicle that goes both, on land and sea.  This post…

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Should I Get the Copenhagen Card? – Scandinavian Travel Article

Should I Get the Copenhagen Card? The Copenhagen Card is one of those traveler “must-haves” that you’re never really sure if you must have. Is it worth buying the Copenhagen Card? Will the Copenhagen Card save you money? Big questions! It can seem a little confusing, especially if you don’t want to over-plan your trip, but there are a number of situations in which we think the Copenhagen Card is worthwhile (and some when it’s not!). What is the Copenhagen…

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How I travel around in Gothenburg – Scandinavian Travel Article

How I travel around in Gothenburg If you’ve been following our Instagram this week, you’ll have seen our posts about sustainable transport. Here are the main ways I travel around my city and how I rate each transport method on my (pretty unscientific and mostly subjective) sustainability scale! Bike  Before I moved to Gothenburg, the thought of cycling in cities was a bit scary to me – I’d seen too many angry motorists in the UK to feel like taking…

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Christmas is the heart of winter – Scandinavian Travel Article

Christmas is the heart of winter During January and February, there is almost always snow in northern and eastern Finland. The snow season in northern Finland begins in November and lasts at least until May. In the inland regions of southern and central Finland, the first snow falls at the beginning of December and melts during late March and April. Northernmost Finland is above the Arctic Circle, so the sun does not rise for about a month during the winter.…

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Things to Know When Preparing for Your Trip to Iceland – Scandinavian Travel Article

Things to Know When Preparing for Your Trip to Iceland If you’re getting ready for your excursion to Iceland these Iceland travel tips are certain to assist your travel to Iceland. Iceland is one of the wonderful destinations in the world at present. It’s an easy association amid Europe and North America and the backdrop is natural and fantastic. No matter how you are exactly going to plan to explore these tips on travel in Iceland is assured to make…

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Green Whale Watching Husavik on the eco-friendly Opal – Scandinavian Travel Article

Green Whale Watching Husavik on the eco-friendly Opal Green Whale Watching with North Sailing Husavik You have probably heard that Husavik is a great place for whale watching. But did you know that Husavik is also the only place in Iceland where you can go whale watching on a sailboat powered by green energy? These eco-friendly tours are operated by North Sailing, pioneers in sustainable tourism in Iceland. The award-winning electric sailboat Opal Originally built in Germany in 1951, schooner…

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The Feast of St. Lucia, December 13 – Scandinavian Travel Article

The Feast of St. Lucia, December 13 The Feast of St. Lucia, December 13, is perhaps the most cherished of all Swedish traditions. A celebration of the “bearer of light in the darkness,” it is marked by stunning candlelit processions of girls in white gowns wearing wreaths of candles in their hair. These days the candles are battery-powered, but the atmosphere is the same – filled with an uplifting spirit of fellowship and joy. Lucia in a Swedish school St.…

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9 Hidden Gems to Inspire You to Visit — Nordic Wanders – Scandinavian Travel Article

9 Hidden Gems to Inspire You to Visit — Nordic Wanders Read on for 9 non-crowded places to visit when making your way to Northern Norway in summer!Northern Norway is probably already on your bucket list, however, while most people flock to Norway’s north in winter to see the Northern Lights, the region is a lot less crowded during summertime. Apart from the Lofoten Islands, that is. In the same way as everyone heads to Tromsø to see the Northern…

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Autumn in Finland | All Secrets of Finnish Autumn Revealed – Gofinland Blog – Scandinavian Travel Article

Autumn in Finland | All Secrets of Finnish Autumn Revealed – Gofinland Blog Photo by Visit Finland/Soili Jussila Finland is a country of four beautiful seasons, all of which have their unique characters. Yet, most tourists visit Finland either in summer or winter. This is what most tour operators, travel sites and guides advice you to do, too. As summer is slowly drifting away and Finns are getting ready for the brisk autumn air, we want to embrace this beautiful…

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Rafting and Jet Boats in Iceland: 6 Questions We Get Asked – Scandinavian Travel Article

Rafting and Jet Boats in Iceland: 6 Questions We Get Asked Have you ever considered Iceland as a top-tier extreme water sports destination? First on the list for hikers, snowmobilers and horse enthusiasts, Iceland is also one of the best destinations for extreme water sports like rafting, kayaking, and jet boats. Here are some of the questions we get in our office about jet boats and rafting in Iceland in particular.  Is Iceland a good destination for water sports? You…

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– Iceland 24 – Iceland Travel and Info Guide : Books in Iceland – Scandinavian Travel Article

– Iceland 24 – Iceland Travel and Info Guide : Books in Iceland The importance of literature and books in Iceland cannot be overstated. With one in ten Icelanders publishing a book in their lifetime, reading and writing are interwoven into the threads of society. And when the inhabitants of this small Nordic island aren’t reading books writing them, they are giving them as gifts. Christmas, birthdays, and other special occasions are the perfect time to give both and receive…

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