Metro Manila

May 07 2012

Metro Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It’s one of the oldest cities in the world and was occupied by Spain for 333 years and later by America for about 50 years. Thus, historical sites within this area abound. Take a trip to Old Manila where you can see the tunnels of Intramuros (called the Walled City) ¬†where most of the Filipino-Americans fought the Japanese during World War II. See the old Intramuros Spanish colonial houses in the same area which have been restored.

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Dublin Ghost Tours

May 07 2012

Dublin Ghost tours are the new paranormal tours that have become popular lately, sometimes, they’re called Dracula Tours. They aren’t recommended for kids and for those who are nervous, but they’re more of adventure tours. These tours usually begin in a bus where you will be welcomed by Dracula himself.

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Dublin Castle

May 07 2012

No one visits Ireland without taking a thorough tour of the Dublin Castle and its immediate surroundings. The Dublin castle dates back to the Vikings even before the 1st century. The Vikings first built this as a fortress until it fell during the Norman invasion of the 11th century. It was the Norman’s that imporved on this fortress and transformed it into a Castle. In 1204 however, it was King John of England who ordered that the Castle me made and renovated.

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Dublin

May 07 2012

Dublin is the capital of Ireland, but very few people know that Dublin is an ancient city mentioned by Ptolemy in the 2nd century. It was first called “Eblana” which later was called “Dhub-lin” (black pool). Dublin can boast of having the oldest university, Trinity University ; the oldest pub “The Brazen Head” and a place of exciting history. There are so many sites in Dublin that it becomes almost impossible too see them all in a day or two.

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Smallest House in Britain

May 07 2012

Tour the smallest house in Britain located at Conway and is also known as the Quay House. This is one of the latest tourist attractions in the Conway area because this wee structure was built in the 16th century and is well preserve to this day. The Guinness Book of World Records lists this to be the smallest house in the planet – it is only a 10 by 6 (feet) structure was was owned by a fisherman by the name of Robert Jones.

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Las Fuentes Georginas

May 04 2012

Las Fuentes Georginas is one of those unique places in the world where there are different natural hot baths, some claim have curative powers. It was discovered in 1902 when people claimed to be healed by these baths that are naturally heated by the Zunil volcano. Tourists flock to Las Fuentes Georginas because after having a dip in the natural hot bath they feel more relaxed and cured of their ailments.

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Coban

May 04 2012

Coban is all about nature. It’s one of the richest cities in floras, faunas, lakes, lagoons – it is the shining example of an eco-tourism city. Coban¬†has the richest forests, the loveliest series of waterfalls, and the most amazing caves. This lovely city was founded in 1543 by Dominican priests where they started to plant coffee and different trees and gardens. To this day, Coban is a premier producer of coffee.

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Chichicastenangco

May 04 2012

Chichicastenango is a small town located near Guatamela City. It’s about 1,980 meters high on a mountain top. People come here becaus it’s cooler than the city and the whole town appears to be stucco-white. Most tourists love this town because of the 400 year old Santo Tomas Church which is the town’s pride.

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Guatemala City

May 04 2012

Guatemala City is one of the biggest urban centers in Central America with almost 3 million people. That may initially make the tourist feel uncomfortable but there are just too many sights in Guatemala which are worth seeing plus the people are absolutely friendly. This is one unique city laid out like a checkerboard : Streets (Calles) run from east to west; Avenues (Avenidas) are from north to south all of which are divided into 15 zones and the Avenida La Forma is in the middle of these zones.

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Uxmal Ruins

May 04 2012

Uxmal is an ancient site, known to be the place where the Mayans settled and where natural cisterns (wells) existed even before they were constructed in ancient Rome. Obviously, Uxmal’s ruins, including that of a huge pyramid comparable to the pyramids of Egypt, show that there was a rather intelligent and advanced civilization that used to settle here even during ancient times.

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