If you are planning to visit Cedar Rapids, Iowa , you can easily find a home away from home since there are a lot of Cedar Rapids hotels. While enjoying the attractions, destinations, and activities, you will be assured of a comfortable abode where you can relax and have quality time with your family.
While in Cedar Rapids here are some events that you might want to participate in:
Five Seasons Ski Team Show (13 June)
Head to the Cedar River and watch the Five Season Ski Team perform some amazing water skiing stunts on the river. The place might get packed since there will only be a set of bleachers for the show so be sure to come early. Don’t forget to apply some sunscreen!
Story Time at the CRMA (13 June)
Visiting London at any time of the year can be exciting but with the various events that are held in the region during the summer, many choose to take their vacations from May through August. There are many different things to do in London during the summer months and many events are free of charge. There are also a host of hotels in London that are located close to many of these events, some within walking distance. Here is a look at London’s top 5 annual summer events:
1. Wimbledon Championships
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No doubt if you have done any research on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua you have heard something about the Maypole festival. Often called “deh carnival” by the locals, the Maypole festival is a hybrid festival that traces its roots back to both the English May Day rites and the indigenous worship of Mayaya, the goddess of fertility. This clash of rituals has given birth to the sexiest celebration outside of Rio.
What to expect
During the month most of the neighborhoods take turns hosting their own smaller, more intimate festivals. They never seem to be planned very far in advance, you just have to ask people on the street where the party is that week. Old Bank, Cottontree, Beholden, Loma Fresca, Fatima and Santa Rosa all host, and all have their own twist but usually involve either live music or domino tournaments, bowling or basketball games, loads of excellent coastal food and, of course, the May Pole tree covered in bows and ribbons. Stick around late to watch the rum to kick in the locals get crazy dancing and laughing.
You never thought Richard Branson would be likened to Captain Kirk from Star Trek but yes, it’s very possible that the Virgin boss will now enter an entirely new frontier in space with his new VSS Enterprise.
The news did not come as a surprise to most people, because it’s been said that whatever Sir Richard has set his mind to do, will be done. The unveiling culminated in a glamorous event where celebrities like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sarah Brightman saw it fit to graze the party at the Mojave Air and Space Port with their presence. This marks the beginning of Virgin Galactic, and we will soon see a slew of space tourists being blasted out to orbit for a mere fee of $200,000. The final fare and inaugural launch date has yet to be set but it’s beens said that there are already 300 eager space tourists, including pop superstar Justin Timberlake and scientist extraordinaire Stephen Hawking. The fee includes thorough training before space tourists can appreciate viewing the Earth from orbit. At this very moment, the first spaceport is being constructed in New Mexico.
So, the year new of 2010 is fast approaching us. It will either make you clap your hands with joy thinking about the partying come New Year OR scramble to get your 2009 New Year resolutions fulfilled. For travelers who are thinking of celebrating New Year, you still have time to go globe-trotting in style by visiting some awesome offbeat travel events around the world. Here are the top 5 selection:
1. Chichibu Yomatsuri, Japan – Dec 2
The Chichibu Night Festival is held annually at the Chichibu Shrine, always at the beginning of December. It is synonymous with great cheer, happy partygoers decked out in the latest fashion AND the most exquisite traditional costumes, a loud parade, and of course… Japan’s famous FIREWORKS. Want to participate in some serious merrymaking as you taste delicious Japanese street food and amazake (sweet rice wine) in Japan? Head towards the Saitama Prefecture on the December 2 and be thrilled to bits with this little known festival.
With Thanksgiving just a few days away and Christmas just around the corner, maybe now’s the time to start planning that epic new years trip to Las Vegas. If you’ve never been, the new years’ celebration is truly a spectacle – massive fireworks displays exploding from the hotel roof tops, hoards of drunken people invading the strip, and one of the greatest NYE celebrations in America. Vegas’ annual celebration of the new year attracts over 300,000 people every year, which means there’s plenty of options for having a great time if you don’t want to brave it out on the strip.
First tip: book NOW. With over 300,000 invading the city, the best hotel rooms are sure to book up fast. Check the usual suspects to try to find the lowest price, but remember it’s NYE – ‘cheap’ now might be ‘expensive’ next week, with most hotel rooms in the $200 – $00 range. The later you wait, the higher it’s going to go. However, staying far away from the strip might not be the best idea depending on your game plan.
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Many people celebrated the fall of the Berlin Wall. Germany organized in Berlin public meetings, concerts, festivities with participation of prominents who played a role during The Fall of Berlin Wall.
Remainings of the Berlin Wall in Potsdamer Platz
Unfortunately, a few people did not take part to these festivities. First, 10 % of the Germans who still don’t agree with the Fall (Mauerfall). The other normal German people say about them to bear the Wall in their heads (Mauer in der Kopf). This is a major challenge for Angela Merkel and other leading German politicians. Second: the 200 people shooted during their unsuccessfully escapes. But no one forgets them, especially in Germany. The former Checkpoint Charlie is today a museum dedicated to these daring people.
First generation of Berlin Wall in 1961
If you are thinking of a place to visit this fall, Albuquerque in New Mexico is a must. Fall means brilliant colors springing on the ground and in the skies of Albuquerque. A must see and a must do on the first week through the second week of October each year is the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
Why is it creating a buzz
The International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque attracts crowds of approximate 100,000 each year. So getting in the park early is the best option. They usually open the gates of 78-acre Baloon Fiesta Park for the crowd at around 4:30 in the morning and 3:00 in the afternoon. Adults are charged $6 while children twelve and below can get in for free.