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Barcelona And The Foods Of The Catalan Region Of Spain

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Barcelona is a city known for its diversity of people and cultures. Barcelona’s cuisine is also very diverse, with creative influences from all over the world. Because of its unique geographical landscape and weather, fresh and seasonal ingredients are available year-round.

Barcelona is in the Catalan region of Spain. Recently, the Catalan region has become known for producing some of the best-trained chefs in the country. The legendary restaurant El Bulli, located just a few hours outside Barcelona, has been regarded as one of the top three restaurants in the world. Its head chef, Ferram Adria, has been able to take his small restaurant into the culinary spotlight and put Catalan’s cuisine on the map.

One of the staples of Catalan cooking is its use of many sauces for its meat and fish dishes. The traditional “Allioli”, an oil and garlic based dressing is very common ingredient that can be found in nearly every restaurant and kitchen in Barcelona


Top 10 adventures with beautiful but dangerous creatures

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Do you have an illogical fear of wild cats? Most of us would say, “But that’s not illogical. That’s very smart.” However, for most risk takers, facing that natural, prey-to-a-predator fear is the point of traveling. Otherwise, travel would be very dull. If you’re one of those fearless globe trotters, and you’re willing to come face-to-face with the fiercest beasts in the planet, then these trips are for you.

Paddling in South America


Night paddles through the Pilchicocha’s Lake which is at the heart of the Amazon Rainforest can be one of the most nerve-wracking experiences of your life. While it’s pretty calm at night, you’d wonder if the calmness is because you’re being watched by these wild animals like a very hungry human would watch his food as it cooks.


Samsung Unveiled Android Powered Samsung I7500

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Samsung is the leading provider of mobile devices all over the world. Recently they have unveiled their new Android powered phone known as the Samsung I7500. The new Samsung Android phone features a full 3.2 inch touch screen display along with 5 Megapixel camera with LED flash and an array of Google services. These services promise better user experience based on Google’s Android Platform.

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Vice President and Head of Mobile Communication Division in Samsung Electronics explains that Samsung is among the earliest members of the Open Handset Alliance and has been actively moving forward to introduce the most innovative Android mobile phone. With Samsung’s accumulated technology leadership in mobile phone industry and consistent strategy to support every existing operating system, it is believed that the new Samsung I7500 will provide the better choices and benefits to their consumers.


Language Survival Guide for Americans

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Before you board that plane for parts unknown, it pays to spend a few hours learning as much as you can about the local laws and customs of the countries you’ll be visiting. The world may seem like a global village, but there’s a world of difference between Kalamazoo and Kazakhstan.

If you first learn as much as you can about the country you’re going to visit the people and their customs and taboos you’ll be better able to cope with situations in which you find yourself. Bone up on the names of the leaders of the country: the president, prime minister, and royal families. Learn a bit about the local cuisine. The more you can do to distance yourself from that image of the “Ugly American” who doesn’t know anything about any country other than the U.S.A., the better.


Argentina Vacations

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Argentina is a great destination for a vacation, because it offers such a diverse range of landscapes from wild tropical forests through to vast open grass plains complete with herds of cattle and modern day cowboys (gauchos). Argentina also has some great cities landscapes as well, that combine the rich heritage of its colonial settlers with the passionate soul of South American culture. If you like dancing, eating out and generally having a good time then the capital of Buenos Aires is perfect for you, with its glamorous promenades, vibrant nightlight and excellent coffee shops and restaurants.

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If you fancy adventure then there are also plenty of Argentina vacations to suit you. Here are some of the activities you can choose from during your stay:


Nippon the right way: top five rookie mistakes made by travelers going to Japan

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Lots of travelers today are on the look-out for destinations that are off the beaten track. You know what we mean: far flung places that you’ve never heard of before, communities that haven’t made it yet in travel magazines, etcetera. And yet despite the increasing urge to go out and explore someplace new, countries that have long been popular with tourists are still getting a lot of attention today. One such example is the intriguing country of Japan, which has a fantastic mix of a modern, futuristic vibe and ancient traditions.

There are so many attractions in this country that it’s no wonder tourists keep flocking in to get a taste of that unique Japanese experience. However, it’s easy to get caught up in all the hype especially if you’re a first time visitor and get all your travel tips from movies and commercial advertisements. Here are the top five rookie mistakes often made by travelers making their way to Japan, and the ways you can make it up to yourself.


Best yachting destinations around the globe

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When you have a yacht your port of call can practically be anywhere from the shores of Spain, the Caribbean, or maybe the Mediterranean. Aside from your destinations, you have to carefully schedule your journey as summer on your point of origin may not be the same sunny season on your point of destination.

Here are some of the top yachting destinations:

Antibes, France

The best time to go sailing in Antibes is from June to August. Antibes is a resort town in the Alpes-Maritime department in southeast France and is located between Cannes and Nice. Port Vauban is the largest marina in Europe and usually holds some of the world’s biggest yachts. 

British and US Virgin Islands

Perfect to visit during the holiday season until the end of March. Virgin Islands are the eastern island group of Leeward Islands. For tourist who are sensitive in weather conditions Virgin Islands is best for them that offers peaceful, still waters that’s almost a perfect blue hue. 


Top 8 things to do in Berlin

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Half a century after the rise of the infamous Berlin Wall and two decades after the rebirth of Berlin post the fall of the Berlin Wall, the city offers travelers with the best museums, gourmet places, snack shacks, opera, and clubs. Berlin can satisfy your every craving for history, art, food, party, for adventure, and anything posh.

It is a busy place but the traffic flow is great plus the public transportation is very efficient. You can get good food for a pretty reasonable price and you can walk at night without fearing for dear life. If you are planning a Berlin holiday, you must have the following in your top things to do in Berlin: