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Why Traveling by Rail and Bus May Be More Convenient

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If there is one thing the US is not known for, it’s transit via bus and rail. Travel by busses and railroads is commonplace in many other developed nations, except in the US. This has changed in recent years, however. In fact, ridership for Amtrak, the United States rail system, has increased year by year for the past 7 years. Does rail or bus travel make sense for you? Well, that depends on several factors: where you’re going, how fast you want to get there, and how much you want to spend.


Santo Domingo Vacation

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Going on vacation. A Santo Domingo vacation. What better place to visit? Santo Domingo is in the Dominican Republic. Just the sound of that sound romantic and mysterious.

And while a Santo Domingo vacation can be romantic and offer some mysterious tours that take you through historical sights, there is more to a Santo Domingo vacation than romance and mystery. Well, and casinos.

One place to check out when taking a Santo Domingo vacation is the Zonas Colonial where you can travel back to the 16th century. Old castles are converted into museums, while other historical buildings are now working cafes and hotels. If you want a romantic Santo Domingo vacation, this is the place to go.


Control Your PC using Twitter from Anywhere Anytime you like

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TweetMyPC is yet another web based service that uses the Twitter platform. This time to literally control your PC! That is, you tweet, and your PC does!

Still confused? Lets put it this way: You’re realize that you are late for work and rush to your car meanwhile your brother abroad is downloading your vacation pictures from your PC that’s acting like a private webserver. Once he’s done he tweets you and you receive his message, in between red lights you tweet to your specific TweetMyPC account with the word “Shutdown” and lo and behold! As you swerve your way into your work place you PC is being shut down!

I mean can you imagine the scope for something like this? With wireless internet becoming widely available each passing day. I don’t think it’ll be long before hobbyists I’ll wire small factor PC’s to their car and the be able to tweet command like “stream playlist from home PC”


Top 19 Most Complained Airlines in the USA

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Do you have a score to pick with that airline you traveled with during your last business trip? Well, that’s not exactly new. Almost everyone who travels by plane is less than impressed, especially when they’re traveling during the peak season. Just in case you want the heads up, below are the top 19 most complained airlines in the USA.

19th Place: Southwest Airlines


Out of every 100,000 passengers of this airline, a total of .21 complains. Just last year, over 100 million passengers who flew them to the Southwest, and compared to the other airlines in this list, there is only one complainant for every 500,000 passengers.

Perhaps it’s the staff’s sunny temperament? The airline ranked No. 1 in the DOT’s list of excellent airlines for three consecutive years. If there are complaints about the airline, their management has done right to keep it to a minimum.


5 things to do in Cape Town

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Cape Town is comparable with Mallorca. It is very European, and many Europeans have there a second vacation house. The city is booming. I visited Cape Town two weeks ago and stayed in Cape Heritage Hotel; I was happy there, and I can recommend you this special hotel.

And I am also able to recommend you a few other attractions of Cape Town:

So, here are 5 things to do in Cape Town:

1. The Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. Jan van Riebeck founded Cape Town at 1630 as a supply basis for the dutch ships, and founded also a vegetable garden. Today the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is one of the world largest, and a main attraction of the city. It stretches on 530 ha. , having wide collections of plants, including protea. Protea is growing only in SA and is a national symbol.


3 Little-known Bangkok Budget Hotels

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Bangkok’s a wonderful place to visit if you’re on a shoestring budget. And why not, when so many affordable hotels are popping up all over the place? To make your stay in Bangkok both comfortable AND cost effective, here’s a rundown on 5 little-known lodging spots that will a smile on your face, NOT a dent on your wallet!

1. The Arun Residence
Located in the Old City, guests in this charming four-storey hotel can bask in the beautiful scenery of the Chao Phraya river at dawn or dusk. We think you’d also love having your meals at The Deck, the hotel’s French-Thai restaurant. Forget your alarm clocks, it’s more pleasant to wake up to the sounds of the nearby temple bells and the roosters crowing nearby.


More Than Just Wine Tasting in Napa Valley

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With over 3oo wineries, Napa Valley, California is best known as a wine tasting destination.  However, if wine tasting isn’t your thing, or if you are traveling with children, there is plenty of other things to do in Napa Valley.

Go on Safari without going to Africa with Safari West.  Safari West is not a zoo, and it is not a theme park. It is an African Wildlife Preserve which is home to over 500 animals, including mammals native to Africa, and exotic birds from around the world.  At Safari West you can take a truck tour where you will see a variety of African animals living together.  Some of the animals you  might see include giraffes, ostriches, zebras and wildebeest!   Then, after your truck tour you will take a walking tour where  you will see the cheetahs and the lemurs. Currently tours at Safari West are $68 and you must have a reservation.


4 Startling Restaurant Themes and Travel Destinations

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I often look forward to tasting the local delicacy whenever I visit a particular country. In China, I’d scour the streets for their best noodle restaurants while in Hong Kong, it was the deliciously hot snack foods that I crave. In the United States I’d look for the best hot dog stands and in France it was pasta I am constantly hankering after. But what happens when the food is not the only thing that’s interesting in an outlet, but the overall theme itself? Let’s look at some of the most startling restaurant themes all over the world.