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London hotels: Alternative accommodations for the 2012 Olympics

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A London holiday surely is far from being described as cheap by any measure. The daily rates of hotels especially with the approaching London Olympics are skyrocketing. You will also be lucky if you can get a booking for the dates of the games. The travel money too is hard to stretch if you have to eat out every time. There are alternative London accommodations though if you really want to witness the 2012 Olympics:

Bed & Breakfast Club

You will find The Bed & Breakfast Club houses in the more pleasant neighborhoods of London offering rooms of private residences offered for rent. Since you will be occupying a private room, do not expect luxury hotel like conveniences and pampering. It will have the basics though like entertainment system, phone, and twenty four hour check-in. Add to the simple elements the personal touch of the service.


Las Vegas Travel: New destinations to enjoy a cocktail

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The Sin City has been seeing the rise of mixology making sophisticated cocktails an important part of the nightlife in Vegas. During the past months, new night clubs and lounges brought the cocktail trend to a new level. Here is a round up of the best Vegas destinations where you can enjoy some of the best drinks in town:

Lady Sylvia

Enjoy the happy hour here between 11pm and 1am on weknights at Lady Sylvia in Soho Lofts at downtown Las Vegas. It has the hip and brainy atmosphere for a hang out place.. These standby destination has bookshelves extending from floor to its ceiling similar to Prague’s Strahov Monastery. The lounge also plays host to exhibits from time to time. Enjoy the ambiance and try their classic cocktails.

Hyde Lounge


Food Travel: The best Korean cuisines

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The flavors of Korean food originated from ancient traditions in the Korean peninsula that evolved thru the ages with the interaction of culture, politics, and the environment. The Korean culture is very unique in its approach to food.

In fact their food seems to penetrate every aspect of their lives. Korean food is also more than just filling your stomach because it also provides taste and medicine. Listed here are our top picks of the best Korean restaurants that serve the best of Korean foods that are ‘must-try’.
 
Yong Su San


Bratislava Vacations

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Bratislava is a magnificent place to visit and even to live. Similar in many aspects to Prague, it offers a good feeling of safety. I would say: it is still a provincial city offering the advantages of a Middle European capital. It is very safe, it is not overcrowded by tourists and is relatively cheap ( not very cheap, but offers good value for the money you spend).

Bratislava Old Town with The Bratislava Castle

Bratislava Old Town with The Bratislava Castle

Bratislava is literally bordering Austria and Hungary; Vienna is only 50 km away, Prague 220; Budapest 400. Long time Bratislava has been in the shadow of these notorious cities of the former Hapsburg Empire. Bratislava met some dramatic changes in the structure of its population, which is nowadays 90 % Slovak. But in the Middle Age, under the name Pressburg, was renowned as German city. Also in the Middle Age, Bratislava was the capital of Hungary, under the name of Poszonyi! I would say, that Bratislava is like a capuccino: 3 in 1!


Nottingham vacations

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When you go to the United Kingdom for a vacation, you don’t have to go to London. There are many other amazing places to go, including Nottingham. Many of you may relate Nottingham to Robin HoodS and the evil Sherif of Nottingham. But that should not deter you from taking a Nottingham vacation. In fact, it might be one of the reasons you’d like to go.

Of course, there are other reasons to take a Nottingham vacation. Not everyone is a Robin Hood fan. But beware, fan or not, there is a Robin Hood amusement park that, if you take the kids, will be a great big hit.


Top 5 best islands to live on

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When it comes to downsizing your life, you may just want to sell up your belongings and make a clean break to one of the many exotic and remote islands around the world. What better way to while away your time and relax from the hustle and bustle of a busy life than sunbathing under the fronds of coconut palms, or swimming in the crystal clear waters of the tropics? Or maybe sunshine is not for you, but the remoteness and close-knit community of one of the more northerly rural island appeals? Here is a list of the top 5 best islands to live on, for those that want to change their lifestyles for the better:


Travel Tips Europe: Scams you need to be careful of in Europe

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When you travel to Europe, there is no reason to worry much about violent crimes against travelers. You have to remember though that Europe is a place where travel scams is pretty prevalent. You need to be wary of con artists and pickpockets who are very smart and smooth in victimizing tourists especially Americans.

Americans are usually those who carry good stuff in their wallets and belts. Some people use money belts as advised but they still get burned. If you will be using a money belt, it will be better if you tuck it under the clothes.

Here are some of the most common scams that you might encounter during your European holiday:

Clerks using phone cameras


The Hudson Bay Adventure

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Hudson Bay, in northern Manitoba, is wilderness at its finest. This huge body of water was discovered by Henry Hudson in the 17th century. Here the Hudson’s Bay Company established its first trading post to trade for furs with the Cree, Inuit and Naskapi who inhabited the area.

Churchill, a town of about 1000 people, a mixture of Dene, Cree Inuit, Metis and Caucasian, nestles on the western shore of the bay. The smaller settlement of York Factory, which encompasses a Reservation and a white settlement, has a population, all told, of under 1000, and is further south along the shores of the bay.

This is a country of contrasts. Summers are short but warm, and, if you visit during July and August, experienced scuba divers can find a real adventure scuba diving with beluga whales. In winter, dog sledding is an excellent pastime. Another great pastime – just sitting at your window watching the brilliant display put on by the aurora borealis – the northern lights as they play across the sky.

During summer, temperatures are mild, often rising to sixty degrees Fahrenheit. In winter, however, it can drop to 40 below zero, and often much colder. Add to that, a strong wind and blowing snow, and it’s a good time to stay indoors beside a roaring fire.

If you are a wildlife connoisseur, the Hudson Bay area is the place for you. Water creatures include seals, walrus and beluga, bowhead and killer whales. Birds include everything from barn owls to ravens to Canada geese. Dozens of species of animals inhabit the area – polar bears, beaver, moose, caribou and wolves.