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Slovenia About a Country or Place Soča Valley: the largest Hiking Festival in Slovenia (September and October)
Posted by Oficinas-Turismo on Saturday, September 24, 2016 (00:49:55) (908 reads)

In September and October, the most beautiful months for hiking, a Hiking Festival is organised annually in the Soča Valley. This is a time when many Slovenians and an increasing number of foreign visitors spend time together on organised hikes and hiking weekends along one of the most beautiful Alpine rivers in the world. A trail through paradise, which is full of pleasures and beautiful views, also runs through western Slovenia. This is the Alpe-Adria Trail, which connects Austria, Slovenia, and Italy, three different cultures and landscapes. On the Slovenian section of the trail and at the Festival, you will see some of the most beautiful corners of the Alps, the emerald River Soča that gave its name to this unique landscape, and you will taste dishes with a rich tradition.

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Slovenia About a Country or Place December news from Slovenia
Posted by Oficinas-Turismo on Friday, December 11, 2015 (20:17:44) (605 reads)

The New Year is just around the corner and we are making an overview of the past 12 months. The successful tourist season of 2015 ranked Slovenia among the fastest-growing European tourism markets, and stakeholders are already focused on the international business events that Slovenia will host in 2016.

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Cambodia About a Country or Place Battambang Province. Camboya
Posted by Yennefer on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 (00:18:14) (1498 reads)

The name Battambang literally means “lost staff”, referring to an episode in Khmer history when King Dambang Kranhoung threw his wooden staff from Angkor and it was said t ohave landed here in Battambang, This commemorated by a huge black statue with a staff on a ceremonial tray, in honour of the staff-throwing king, erected in the center of town.

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France About a Country or Place Discover Avignon, the beauty of Provence
Posted by Oficinas-Turismo on Thursday, April 10, 2014 (20:09:38) (1018 reads)

Avignon, for some time capital of Christendom in the Middle Ages, retains the indelible mark of its grandiose destiny : the palais des papes (palace of the popes), the Saint-Benezet brigde, called the « pont d’Avignon » of worldwide fame through its commemoration by the song, and the ramparts constitute an exceptional complex of monuments listed by UNESCO as World Heritage sites. In addition dozens of churches and chapels, all remains of a past rich in history give the city its unique atmosphere.

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Iran About a Country or Place Iran Tourism Guide
Posted by Oficinas_Turismo on Thursday, December 13, 2012 (16:32:41) (35376 reads)

From the 6th century BC until 1935, the country that today is Iran was known as Persia. The name, Iran, derives from an ancient term "a‐eer‐yanem va‐ee‐jo" in Avesta, the holy book of the Zoroastrians, meaning 'the land of the Aeers'.
This term refers to the plateau upon which the Indo‐Iranians, a branch of the Aryans, settled. By the passing of time, the term "Aeer" changed to "Er" and later to "Ir", and so the official name of the country during the Sassanid period (400‐600 AD) was Iranshatr or Iranshahr. "Shatr" or "Shahr" means country, and so, Iranshahr meant "the country of the Nobles".
Iran comprises of a land area of over 1.6 million Sq m (the 17th country in the world by land area).

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Germany About a Country or Place Düsseldorf News - Winter is coming...
Posted by REMO on Monday, October 15, 2012 (16:47:34) (3570 reads)

With a wealth of great events coming up, we can look forward to a truly golden autumn.

Highlights for the coming months include the New Fall Festival, the Gossip concert, and first-class exhibitions of works by Paul Klee and Andreas Gursky. Then from the end of November, we can once again enjoy burnt almonds and mulled wine at the Christmas Market.

We look forward to your visit.

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Slovenia About a Country or Place Ljubljana in preparation for the December holiday spirit
Posted by spainsun on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 (00:28:33) (2202 reads)

European city destinations, capital cities in particular, are increasingly more popular during the time before Christmas and the New Year, when the cities are turned into holiday wonderlands. The Slovenian capital city of Ljubljana is preparing for the magical ambience that will begin symbolically on 3 December with the event “People, Let’s Turn on the Light”, culminating on 31 December with New Year`s Eve open-air celebrations in the squares in the city centre.
Each year in December, Ljubljana`s Festive Fair becomes the centre of the city`s social life. Many citizens of Ljubljana and visitors from other parts of Slovenia and abroad are what makes Ljubljana so very special. The smiling faces, handshakes and expression of best wishes, the aroma of mulled wine and roasted almonds, the nostalgic organ-grinders on the streets, the sparkles of expectation in the children`s eyes, etc. – all this is December in Ljubljana.

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About a Country or Place Travel to Thailand
Posted by greg34 on Friday, August 15, 2008 (09:20:10) (5230 reads)

With over six million foreigners flying into the country each year, Thailand has become Asia's primary holiday destination and is a useful and popular first stop on any overland journey through Southeast Asia. The influx of tourist cash has played a significant part in the country's recent development, yet Thailand's cultural integrity remains largely undamaged.

In this country of fifty-three million people, over ninety percent are practising Theravada Buddhists, and King Bhumibol is a revered figure across his nation. Tiered temple rooftops and saffron-robed monks dominate every vista, and, though some cities and beach resorts are characterized by high-rises and neon lights, the typical Thai community is the traditional farming village: ninety percent of Thais still earn their living from the land.

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About a Country or Place Welcome to Singapore
Posted by spainsun on Saturday, June 23, 2007 (23:16:23) (9263 reads)

Singapore is a river, a city, an island and a country. The history of the city goes back to a past a so much dark as it pierces in passing of merchants and pirates, until Raffles realized the strategic importance of the small island for the control of the trade among China, India and Europe.

From the moment in that you put the feet in this city, you realize that Singapore doesn't resemble any other place of the planet. The order, the cleaning, the facilities to move, everything is thought to please the citizen.

The level of life overpasses their neighbours. It social services, transport, parks, restaurants, hotels are comparable to that any advanced western country.

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About a Country or Place Beijing... My trip
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 01, 1970 (02:33:26) (9442 reads)

Beijing is located in northern China. The city has a population of 14 million people. The capital of the People's Republic of China, Beijing, it is the nation's political, economic, cultural and educational center. It has been the heart and soul of politics and society throughout the long history of this country.

The following text is my travelogue of my stay in Beijing in 2005. I hope that you enjoy with this story.

Note: Our China photo-gallery: China Pictures

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