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The Best Catamaran in the Caribbean

Sailing holidays in the Caribbean islands are the best choice for those looking for a relaxing time to enjoy and live a different holiday. The Caribbean islands, the climate always warm and pleasant temperature of the sea, are the ideal destination for sailing holidays absolutely fun and unique. For sports during the cruises you can make activities such as swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving in the coral reefs, trolling or sailing lessons. The main islands of the Caribbean, from north to south, that will be visited are: Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Young Island, Bequie, Mustique, Canouan, Mayreau, the Tobago Cays Marine Park, Union Island, Palm Island and Petit St. Vincent.catamaran_caribean Read more »

ATLAS SUITES AWARDED 2015 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

Recognised as a Top Performing Atlas Suites as Reviewed by Travellers on the
World’s Largest Travel Site
 
Toronto– June 19 2015 Atlas Suites Toronto awarded TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great l reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.   Read more »

Приложение WIKITOUR

Платформа WIKITOUR имеет 2 типа пользователей (www.mywikitour.com/ru/)

  • Веб-пользователи, которые создают гиды
  • Мобильные пользователи, которые используют эти гиды

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Top 5 Tech Gadgets Travelers Should Have

During traveling, some tech gadgets can make your travels even more enjoyable. We have selected the top 5 trip-improving gadgets that will help you get the most out of your next adventure.

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The Great Barrier Reef of Australia

The Great Barrier Reef of Australia is a site of remarkable variety and beauty. It contains the world’s largest collection of coral reefs, with 400 types of coral, 1,500 species of fish and 4,000 types of mollusc. It also holds great scientific interest as the habitat of species such as the dugong and the large green turtle, which are threatened with extinction.

The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space and is the world’s biggest single structure made by living organisms. This reef structure is composed of and built by billions of tiny organisms, known as coral polyps.

Within the GBR there are some 2,500 individual reefs of varying sizes and shapes, and over 900 islands, ranging from small sandy cays and larger vegetated cays, to large rugged continental islands rising, in one instance, over 1,100 metres above sea level. Collectively these landscapes and seascapes provide some of the most spectacular maritime scenery in the world.

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Angkor Wat: World Wonder

Angkor Wat is the largest Hindu temple complex and the largest religious monument in the world. It was built in the first half of the 12th century (113-5BC). Estimated construction time of the temple is 30 years by King Suryavarman II, dedicated to Vishnu (Hindu), replica of Angkor Thom style of art.

The monument is an architectural masterpiece. Its perfection in composition, balance, proportions, relief’s and sculpture make it one of the finest monuments in the world.

It is generally accepted that Angkor Wat was a funerary temple for King Suryavarman II and oriented to the west to conform to the symbolism between the setting sun and death. The bas-reliefs, designed for viewing from left to right in the order of Hindu funereal ritual, support this function.

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Crystal Cave of Giants

The Crystal Cave of Giants is one of the most extreme places on the planet. The Crystal Cave of Giants was accidentally found in 2000 by miners working in the silver and lead mine at Naica, Mexico. It lies almost 300 meters below the surface of the Earth. The largest crystals are over 11 meters long and weigh 55 tons.

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Ice Hotel de Glace – Canada

Ice Hotel de Glace opened on New Year’s Day in 2001. For its first year it was located in Montmorency Falls Park, which is on the outskirts of Quebec City. For its next year, it has been built  nearby Duchesnay resort ever since. 

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Being the first ice hotel in North America, it is 5 km north of Quebec City, on the first slopes of the Laurentian mountains, in the Charlesbourg borough. The hotel is built each December for an opening date in early January. Read more »

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall is one of the greatest wonders of the world. The Great Wall of China winds up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus, stretching approximately 8,851.8 kilometers (5,500 miles) from east to west of China. The Great Wall has a history of more than 2000 years, some of the sections are now in ruins or have disappeared.

However, it is still one of the most appealing attractions all around the world owing to its architectural grandeur and historical significance.

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Petra, Jordan

Petra  is a historical and archaeological city in the Jordanian governorate of Ma’an, that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. It is a symbol of Jordan, as well as its most-visited tourist attraction. It lies on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah, the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba.

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The Longsheng Rice Terraces

The Longsheng Riice Terraces are located in Longsheng County. The most popular of them are Ping An Rice Terrace and Jinkeng Rice Terrace. The terraced fields are built along the slope winding from the riverside up to the mountain top, the highest part being 880 m in elevation while the lowest part is 380 m.

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Santorini island, Greece

Santori is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast from Greece’s mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera.

Santorini is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic explosion that destroyed the earliest settlements on a formerly single island, and created the current geological caldera.

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Blue Lagoon- the geothermal spa

Blue Lagoon, geothermal spa, is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland.

The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwestern Iceland. The steamy waters are part of a lava formation.

The warm waters are rich in minerals like silica and sulphur and bathing in the Blue Lagoon is reputed to help some people suffering from skin diseases. The water temperature in the bathing and swimming area of the lagoon averages 37-39 °C. Read more »

Riomaggiore, Italy

Riomaggiore, a village and comune in the province of La Spezia, is situated in a small valley in the Liguria region of Italy.

It is known for its historic character and itswine, produced by the town’s vineyards. Riomaggiore is in the Riviera di Levante region and has shoreline on the Mediterranean’s Gulf of Genoa, with a small beach and a wharf framed by tower houses. Riomaggiore’s main street is Via Colombo, where numerous restaurants, bars and shops can be found.

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Hanging Houses of Cuenca

A great place to travel to!

Hanging houses of Cuenca (the Casas Colgadas) is a complex of houses placed in Cuenca, Spain. These kind of houses were frequent along the eastern border of the ancient city in the past.

The origin remaining uncertain, there is proof of their existence in the fifteenth century. Throughout their history they have been refurbished several times, the most recent taking place during the 1920s. They have been used as individual homes, council houses, and currently the host to a mesón, a type of restaurant, and the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español, in Cuenca. Read more »