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The “La Tomatina” Festival – Tomatoes, tomatoes and more tomatoes

Posted by on Apr 4, 2012 in Featured, Travel | 1 comment

Even though it is a bit ways away, Spain's messiest festival starts to appear into the minds of many inhabitants and travelers when the weather starts to warm up. We're talking of course of “La Tomatina” the tomato-throwing event that takes place in Bunol, a town forty kilometers west of Valencia.

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Dublin’s Viking History

Posted by on Apr 3, 2012 in Featured, Travel | 0 comments

Dublin, the capital of Ireland, has a very murky ancient history. A while back a tidal basin was formed here by two converging rivers, the River Liffey and the now-underground River Poddle. This peaty basin was named “dubh linn” - which meant “black pool” - by the Celts who had lived here from about 500 BC.

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Maui

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in Featured, Travel | 0 comments

Hawaii may be the name of the state, and that of an island, but the actual state is made up of more than just one island. The state of Hawaii is made up of eight major islands, Maui being the second largest of the bunch.

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Miami Beach

Posted by on Mar 30, 2012 in Featured, Travel | 1 comment

Because of its name, many people conclude that Miami Beach is part of Miami, when in reality it is actual a rather large city and its own municipality, located east of Miami and Biscayne Bay. The small barrier island there was initially cleared of mangroves towards the end of the 19th century to make way for a coconut farm, only for it o be later incorporated as a city by real estate developers in 1915.

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The U.S. Virgin Islands

Posted by on Mar 29, 2012 in Featured, Travel | 2 comments

The U.S. Virgin Islands are part of the Virgin Islands archipelago and while they may be flying the American flag, the reality on the ground is that of a mix of various cultures that have influenced the region for the past two thousand years, but with the American influences being more prominent. The West Indian culture is however the strongest influence in the three islands, with calypso and reggae rhythms propagating through the air and curried meats and callaloo soup being a staple of tables at all traditional eateries.

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Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya

Posted by on Mar 28, 2012 in Featured, Travel | 0 comments

While the city of Cancun is arguably one of the most well-known travel destinations for American tourists looking for a nice sunny time in Mexico, especially with students on spring break, there are obviously some other equally appealing places to visit in the same region, actually in the vicinity of Cancun, one such place being Playa del Carmen.

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