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Jakarta, The Capital City of Indonesia

The city of Jakarta is the hub of fascination for tourist all around the world and stand out as center of attraction and the Republic of Indonesia’s capital city. Some of the explicit belongings of the city are its worth seeing sites that includes about 13,000 islands. And the diversity found in its culture is evident from its population of around 180 million, coming up with about 300 ethnic groups that speak nearly 200 various languages.

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Jakarta is a designated as a distinct territory with a privileged status of a province, spread over an area of 637.44 square km area. The city enjoys the location of the archipelago, thus offers the major route the remaining part of Indonesia. This capital city comes with all that a good life and developed city entails, i.e. classy land, availability of sea and air transport that connects you to the rest of the country and even beyond.

Jakarta stands out as the tourists designated region as it attracts a number of tourists from all around the world. The availability of wide-spread transportation, ethnic sites, and comfortable stay is altogether what allows great tourism in the city. A couple of the languages are spoken here and amongst them the prime is Betawi Malay spoken by the “Orang Betawi” group and is spoken in two different varieties by the modern and conventional group of people.

Jakarta City (5)To talk about its significance, the architecture of the city is worth mention that is a reflection and also to its credit is the great influx of the tourism.  The Taman Fatahillah Restoration Project that initiated around early 1970s has been a major step for the restoration of the old heritage of Jakarta that is also well recognized as Old Batavia. The Old Portuguese Church has converted to a museum, while the Supreme Court building is house of fine arts and the old Town Hall is now the Jakarta Museum. Jakarta has successfully preserved its past and recovered its monuments to shape up the city into a modern look. Skyscrapers in the center of the city are part of a new look. The modern luxury and the skyscrapers give city a new look and brings in huge tourism. Moreover, the city has some of the up-dated educational institutes, research centers and cultural organizations, fulfilling all requisites of a modern city. In the recent past, Jakarta has managed well to achieve prominence as a principal metropolitan center. The quality of the life has improved transportation facilities have widened, the city has developed. All in all the city comes up with an improved living standards.

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Paris City Tour, Travel Information, Things to do

Paris is called the city of lights and is often accredited for being the most romantic cities in the world. Despite of the recent terrorist attacks, Paris is still a top destination for tourists. The city is full of elegance and chic similar to the lifestyle of its people.

Paris holds numerous reasons to be on the top of your “go-to” list, from being rich in art to the greatest architecture and of course the “Eiffel Tower”. The city has held the attraction of writers and artists from centuries ago and Paris seem like a timeless beauty itself.

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Paris is a city full of art. Displaying the greatest work of arts in terms of its beautiful architecture and greatest stained glass work in whole world; Paris has one of the biggest art galleries in Europe as well. The “Louvre” museum holds a staggering number of over 30,000 art pieces.

Paris had been the center of attraction for writers and painters from as long as the medieval. The city holds the finest works from the greatest artists of all time including, the very famous Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci.

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Paris is a city which has a personality of its own. Somehow the Parisians have managed to maintain that personality though out the years. The city has some breath taking beautiful architects which include The Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Notre Dame Cathedral and Disney land to top the list.

The city allows you the pleasure to take an elevator ride along the famous Eiffel Tower. The city of lights, look serene from that bird eye view. The Notre Dame Cathedral is another place to-be in the City. It was home to the famous Hunchback and bell-ringer, Quasimodo. Just the bell in the cathedral weighs more than three elephants.Paris City (3)

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The city is also rich in its cuisine, varying from the best bakeries to the legendary wine; Paris is definitely the place for the food lovers. The city holds numerous terrace cafes, fine dining restaurants, bakeries, cheese parlors etc. which offer nothing short of “class”.

The city is also known to have one of the most committed and professional chefs and waiters.

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Paris literally is full of art even as much so that you’ll find people playing different instruments and painting portraits at every nook and corner of the city. Just like the city the work of Parisians will leave you astonished for more.

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Bergen A City On Norway’s Southwestern Coast

Dating back to over nine hundred years ago, Bergen is a city steeped in history, reaching the era of the Vikings. It is the second largest city in Norway and therefore rich in culture and an excellent representation of the nation. Surrounded by seven mountains and splendid fjords, it appeals to the aesthetic sense of many travelers.Bergen Norway (2)

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Almost as good as this visually enchanting natural beauty unaltered by human interference is the careful preservation of the Norwegian culture and history through museums and art galleries. Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum is among the best museums in Bergen. It consists of the late composer Grieg’s villa, the hut where he composed music, and his and his wife’s gravesite. Present in the villa is Edvard Grieg’s personal piano which he acquired in 1892 and which is now used for concerts at Bergen International Festival. Leprosy Museum is another famous tourist spot, offering a very informative tour in a former hospital for lepers, and the first of its kind. ST Mary’s Church is well-frequented due to being the oldest surviving building in Bergen, estimated to have been built in the 12th century A.D.Bergen Norway (3)Bergen Norway houses

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One of the distinct resorts of the city is The Magic Ice Bar, highly unique in its building, glasses and the surrounding sculptures all being made of ice. A true winter wonderland, this bar requires touching up regularly to maintain its glamour. A warm cloak and gloves are provided before entering the bar due to the inner temperature being around -5’C. Enjoying a frosty drink as the staff enlightens them about the establishment and observing the ice figurines around them is a remarkable experience for any tourist to cherish.

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Bergen Norway has many tourist spots and landmarks that are instantly recognizable as being the icons of Bergen. A visit to Bergen Hanseatic Wharf is required for any tourist wishing to enjoy the historical aspect of Norway, the place being a prosperous trading spot for a millennium. The Fish Market is extremely popular among foreigners and has been thriving since the Middle Ages. Many merchants have restaurants built next to their shops which prepare a multitude of fish, including shark, lobster and whale which the patron can pick out from the shop. They even offer surprising choices such as reindeer and elk. Customers can choose from a variety of seafood, fruit and vegetables and bask in the pleasant hustle and bustle of the busy life at the heart of this amazing city, Bergen Norway.
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Things to do in Nice, France

Nice is one of the Capital of the Alpes Maritimes department in France. And hands down France is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and thus this capital isn’t any less worthy of praise. Nice, France, is the second largest city on the Mediterranean coast. It is given the nickname of Nice La Belle which translates to Nice the beautiful.

Nice France (1)Nice, France has an architectural site which holds the evidence for the use of fire in the olden times. Because of its natural beauty and allure it is one of the most visited cities in France and has the second largest hotel capacity to accommodate the whooping 4 million tourists that it gets each year. And because of that Nice also has the third busiest airport in all of France.

All sorts of transportation is available in Nice, France. Air, Rail, Tram, port and obviously the most scenic one being the road. The beach is truly a site to behold because the effervescent shades of blue that captures the attention and hearts of the millions of tourists that visit the city every year and certainly find more than what they’re looking for.

Nice France (2)Many English people come during the winters to enjoy the breath taking panoramic view of the beach in Nice, France. There is a popular street upon which there are no cars and people just walk on the road which is parallel to the beach and lined with restaurants presenting a very wide range of cuisine. So it’s the perfect combination of scenery and food which is unique to Nice, France.

The main square of Nice, France, is somewhat like a separation between the old and new Nice. There are many other architectural sites such as the Place Garibaldi which takes after a hero from the Italian Unification and then there is the Ruska Palace and the Cathedral all of which are known for their amazing architecture. Needless to say that Nice, France, is indeed not only famous for its scenic beauty but also the buildings which add the final touches to the rather perfect painting.

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Santorini Greece Island Guide

The Santorini Greece Island happens to be famous for its impressive Mediterranean cuisines coupled with the most romantic sunsets, not to forget the caldera, and the volcano.

There is nothing like having your holidays in Santorini Greece, for most if not all this is dream of a lifetime come true. The mesmerizing city tops the list of top tourist destinations across the globe, and is one of the most sought after places in all of Greece.

Santorini Greece (1)The Santorini Greece Island features a lavish fusion of culture and diversity, where you can roam about the city, take hundreds of pictures and enjoy walking right through the awe-inspiring sceneries that you had yet only imagined to be existent in paradise. The baffling architecture is a true stunner, being distinctly Greek, like one of the many Greek fables and myths is an exceptional class of beauty in its own self. The town with its abundant restaurants and eateries seems to have come to life, with its plastered walls and distinct blue roof tops as a treat to all ones senses, right from ones wildest imagination.
Easy access to this compact paradise right here on earth contributes greatly to the spurring tourism on the Santorini Greece Island; the tourist season has been extended to November starting from early April as many cruise ships now dock here. Travelling between many other Greek islands is very easy and hence the holiday can be combined with tripping to other islands making it a complete package.

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What also seems to come almost straight out of your fantasy is the endless variety of some of the world’s most tempting edibles. With some of the most ravishing sunsets and the sweet aroma of these traditional, irresistible treats everywhere one would turn in the streets of this utterly satisfying man made town, it is to no wonder that it is so popular. The heavenly Santorini Greece desserts, pastries, tarts happen to be another specialty of this well cultured city, the never ending sea stretched out right before your eyes makes for a great view to wake up to. This is truly the best of the ancient Greece infused with convenience of modernity, topped with some sizzling flavors – The perfect mixture to great and lasting holiday memories.

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Lima, The Capital of Peru

Peru is a country in the Western part of South America. Lima is the Capital of Peru and also the largest city there. With a population of a mighty 10 million Lima is the most populous metropolitan area of Peru. Lima is a beautiful and stunning city and because of that was chosen as the host of the 2014 United Nations Climate Change Conference and the Miss Universe 1982 beauty pageant. Lima, Peru, is situated in valleys of three rivers and needless to say it is heavenly.

Lima Peru (1)The flag of Lima, Peru, is known as the “Banner of the Peru kings’ city” and is made of rich golden silk and then the main center is made by embroidery. Since Lima has the Pacific Ocean nearby, that greatly influences the climate of the City. It stays in the mild to warm and usually favorable.

Lima, Peru, is known for its mix style of architecture that usually comes from its diverse population. Some of the leading buildings being the Monastery of San Francisco, The cathedral and the Torre Tagle Palace which were built greatly because of the Spanish influence. There are also several stunning sky scrapers built mainly in the financial district. Most of the museums in Lima, Peru, seem to be built under the French influence and we all know how much the French loved beauty. Needless to say Lima is indeed a site to behold. It also houses one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Lima Peru (2)The society in Lima, Peru, is greatly influenced by the European, Andean, African and Asian cultures. Since it has so many diverse cultures, the cuisine is also rich and a mixture of many culinary traditions. There are many beaches in Lima, Peru, and along with the beaches there are many elegant and magnificent hotels to accommodate the tourists. Lima, Peru, has rich effervescent and stimulating theatrics again influenced by many cultures thus bringing the various experiences to life in one magnificent city.

There are many museums as the city prides itself on art and the education department also houses one of the oldest university in the Americas. So overall Lima, even though a South America City, is truly a gem.

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Medellin Colombia Travel Guide

Medellin is the second largest city in Colombia. It is surrounded by 9 other cities but even so Medellin has the largest metropolitan area which is home to around 3.7 million people. Medellin, Colombia was once known as one of the most violent cities in the world with its homicide rate sky rocketing as it was the home of the Medellin cartel which is now, thankfully, defunct. Surprisingly because of the string of Mayors who really cared about the country and the plan laid down by them the crime rate of the country came down by a stunning 95% and the extreme poverty cases went down by a mighty 66%. Which goes to show that the country has come a really long way. Now Medellin, Colombia, is considered safer than some of the US cities of Baltimore and such.

Medellin Colombia (2)Despite the violent past of Medellin Colombia, it has a lot of libraries which are hard to find in this technological era. There are many Library Parks which have consist of a structure surrounded by a lot of greens so you can enjoy greenery and books at the same place. Another piece of stunning architecture found in Medellin, Colombia, is the point zero bridge which also symbolizes the center of the entire city and its decorated with a plumb-bob. Aside from all these there are numerous beautiful parks all over Medellin, Colombia, which are sure to take your breath away and leave you in awe of the city despite its setbacks.

Medellin Colombia (3)Medellin Colombia is considered as a top medical research city in the country as it is the home of many advanced surgical operations in the Country and the Latin America. It is also the home of many great universities. About 30 being recognized in many countries. The universities worked with the government to help with the violent situation the city found itself in years ago. Medellin, Colombia also has many stunning museums and that shows that how literacy turned things around for the city and now it’s actually recognized for its educational facilities. That is pretty inspirational.

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Things To Do In Zurich

Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland, is a dream destination complete with a lake, mountain, museum and confectioner’s café. Visited by around twenty five million tourists every year; it has much to offer to its pilgrims. A city right in the heart of Europe, famed abroad for the number of banks it houses and as a place of all seasons; here are some stops you should definitely make in Zurich:Lake Zurich

  • Take a dip in Lake Zurich

Apart from sailing and swimming in this majestic lake, extending south east of the city, Lake Zurich offers a wide variety of other water sports tourists can enjoy, like kayaking, paddling, wake boarding, water skiing as well as going on rubber dinghy trips and soaking the sun on the beach. The property around this lake, which interestingly resemble as a banana, is much sought after.Hike Uetliberg

  • Hike Uetliberg, Zurich’s personal “mountain”

This most northerly peak in the Albis ridge, southwest of Zurich, provides the most spectacular panoramic view of the city, the lake and the Alps. Hiking trails, biking routes, as well the Planet Trail, a walk from Uetliberg to Felsenegg (Adliswil) taking a couple of hours, which takes you on an enthralling excursion through a model of our planetary system, definitely make a visit to Uetliberg an indispensable part of your visit to Zurich, in fact, even Switzerland. It is particularly thrilling in November because its pinnacle is above the mist that may be engulfing the city at this time of the year.Zurich Zoo

  • Explore the world of Zurich Zoo

This remarkable zoo is home to more than 360 different animal species. Animals are kept in enclosures bearing close semblance to their own habitats, so as to make them as comfortable as possible. Snow Leopards and penguins will be in their chilled surroundings while 13000 square meters of tropical rainforest dominate another part of the forest.Kunsthaus Zurich and Bellerive Museums

  • Kunsthaus Zurich and Bellerive Museums

Kunsthaus museum, found in 1787, is one of the best art museums of Europe and is run by Zurich Society of Arts. The work of many famous artists resides here, for instance, the last works of Van Gogh and Cezanne. The Bellerive museum exhibits broad collections of applied arts exploring numerous topics, themes and time periods. This museum is home to 200 historic musical instruments.

The list does not end here, a trip to Zurich has a lot more in store for its visitors.

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Alaska Northern Lights overview

Alaska northern is an excellent adventure tourism destination – its sheer expanse, abundance of wildlife, scenic beauty and unique landforms make it one of the most iconic pieces of land in the world – not just the US!

If you think Texas is big – you’ll be surprised to know that Alaska is twice its size. In fact, Alaska northern has an area of bare permafrost that is three times as big as California! Alaska ranks second among all vacation spots in the States, and here are a few reasons why:

  • Denali National Park

Alaska Northern (7)The northern Alaska Range is home to Denali National Park – one of the US’s largest, and covering the highest peak in North America. The 20,320 foot high peak’s traditional moniker is Denali, but it is known as Mount McKinley among modern trekkers. Interestingly, the name of the peak is contested among the locals.

Nomenclature aside though, the 6,000,000 acre expanse of tundra, river valleys, glacier tipped peaks and lofty alpine ranges is an awe-inspiring wonder. Alaska Northern (10)This Alaska northern park is accessed by a single road, and you can only travel in official buses past the Savage River.

Denali National Park is a treat for wildlife lovers, being home to wolves, bears, elk, reindeer and many other animals. There are also over 167 bird species reportedly residing in the park. If you’re into sleds and huskies, the Sled Dog Kennels are also worth a look.

  • Kenai Fjords National Park – Alaska northern

Alaska Northern (9)If you’re looking for an amazing sightseeing experience, you needn’t look further in Alaska Northern – this National Park houses the greater part of the Kenai Peninsula coastline and its plethora of fjords. Besides vistas of glaciers and fjords, you can also expect to see the huge brown bear, hunting salmon in its natural habitat.

  • The Alaska Highway – Alaska northern

Running from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Fairbanks via the Yukon Territory, the highway was constructed for military purposes during the Second World War, but has since become a vital land route to the Yukon Territory and southern Alaska. It can make for an excellent sightseeing adventure on an RV through Canada and south Alaska, after which you can move on to the sights and sounds Alaska northern has to offer.

Alaska Northern (8)Along the way, be sure to look out for Alaska northern lights (aurora borealis) as well as captivating cultural attractions. Remember, though, that the Alaska northern lights are best viewed in the winter months!

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A Visit To Hallstatt Austria

Several of travelers, visitors and explorers visit Hallstatt Austria each year to rejoice their vacations and holidays. Hallstat Austria, a region where the peak-most mountains reside and keep very beautiful glimpses of pleasure. Hence, in order to enjoy the moments of their lives, most people keep their foremost priority to book a package for travelling to Hallstatt Austria each year.

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A region which is placed near the Hallstatter See. The place contains around 946 inhabitants in its region, additionally, the mayor of Hallstatt has been Alexander Scheutz who has been carrying this position since 2009.

It is popular for producing salts. Moreover, the place contains some nice seeming lakes that catch the interests of the visitors towards themselves. The natural beauty that it composes of is quite unique and keep its own essence. Hallstatt Austria is one exceptional component of world’s beauty. Hence, make a plan to visit it at least once in a life time.

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  • The Hallstatt Austria has been labeled as a title that speaks for itself as it is a part of the Human’s activity that provides attractive outlook of magnificent natural landscapes and mountains.
  • There comes some “off periods” in a year at least, when you wouldn’t find the shops and visiting places being opened up to fulfill the needs of the people. Hence, to fit in you would have to set your reservations in advance.
  • Hallstatt Austria was termed as an Iron Age culture between the dates of 800 to 400 BC.
  • Additionally Hallstatt Austria is also termed as a region that has been the oldest still in-habitant village of Europe.

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Let’s explore to when is the best time to visit Hallstatt Austria.

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In case you want to book a package for travelling in order to take snaps and pictures of the globe’s history, then Hallstatt Austria is a worthy place that should be explored by most of the photographers and historists. The gleaming pleasure that one would get on exploring Hallstatt Austria and its Cultural Heritage Museums would be a worthwhile experience. The perfect time to visit Hallstatt Austria would be in early Springs, when the climate wouldn’t be too cold and neither too steamy.

 

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To attract the glimpses of funs and ecstasies, the explorer should also be setting his goals to visit Hallstatt Austria in the summer vacations. The nice seeming mountains would explicitly catch your interests and you wouldn’t desire to hit back to the homes. The hiking and other ecstasifull activities that it provides are worthy of being experienced. Hence, set your goals to visit Hallstatt Austria at least once in a year.  Hallstatt Austria (9)Hallstatt Austria beautiful scenes Hallstatt Austria (8) Hallstatt Austria (7) Hallstatt Austria photography Hallstatt Austria photography Hallstatt Austria (5) Hallstatt Austria (4) Hallstatt Austria (3) Hallstatt Austria (2) Hallstatt Austria (1)