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Travel tips for Italy

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Travel tips for Italy

What’s not to love about Italy? Fantastic food, glorious architecture on every street corner, sublime works of art and a beautiful country to boot.  It’s not an understatement that everyone knows something about Italy. Whether it’s the Colosseum or the Vatican in Rome, the beauty of Venice or the vineyards of Tuscany. Italy has just about everything. Chic and fashionable Milan in the north, along with ski resorts that are the playgrounds of the rich, to the laid-back and undeveloped south where farming is the mainstay. And of course, don’t forget Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean and home to the fearsome...

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Travel tips for Spain

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Travel tips for Spain

Spain is a hugely diverse country and much larger than people often think. Yes, there are the Costas, where sun worshipers go to top up their tan, but that is literally just the outskirts of the country and there is so much more.  The vast majority of tourists visit Spain for beach vacations, but there are some beautiful and spectacular cities to enjoy. Just look at Barcelona with Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia, the Roman Catholic church that was started in 1882 and is still being added to! Or the Alhambra in Granada, a fortress and palace that dates back to 889 AD.  Don’t...

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Travel tips for Vietnam

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Travel tips for Vietnam

Vietnam is a long narrow country, with a coastline running along the South China Sea for well over 2,000 Km, many underestimate its size. Covering such a vast area north to south, there are three distinct areas, North, Center and South, and distinct climates. Hanoi, in the north, is the capital and Ho Chi Minh City is the most populous, names familiar to many westerners that know of the Vietnam War in the 1970s that saw American involvement. After the war ended, the country turned to communism, but since the mid-1980s reforms have been introduced that have turned the country...

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Travel tips for Singapore

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Travel tips for Singapore

Singapore is an island city-state on the southernmost tip of Malaysia, just 80-miles north of the equator and with a landmass of just 279 sq. mi. With a population of over 5 million, it is the second-most densely populated country in the world, after Monaco. Once a colonial trading post of the British Empire, it gained independence in 1963, briefly joining Malaysia but separated to become a sovereign state in 1965. Since then, Singapore has established itself as an international financial center and became one of the Asian Tiger economies. Its growth has brought great success to the country, but...

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Travel tips for Thailand - part 1

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Travel tips for Thailand - part 1

The Far East has long been a popular tourist destination and Thailand in particular. The mix of cultural sights, fantastic beaches, the tropical island's long history have drawn many and tourism now makes up around 6% of the country's economy. Areas such as Bangkok, Phuket and Ayutthaya have become internationally renown.  As with any country, there are cultural and common sense things to consider before visiting. Also, check your electronic items to make sure they are compatible with Thailand’s electrical system.  Things to take with you Thailand is a hot country with mosquitoes, ticks and flies that can carry disease,...

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