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Tel Aviv Train Station Resurrects Ottoman Era

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Tel Aviv Train Station Resurrects Ottoman Era

The Ottoman era in the Middle East has been resurrected thanks to the creation of a popular tourist attraction in Tel Aviv near Jaffa. HaTachana, known in English as The Station, is a charming complex of shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants in the southern part of this lively Israeli city. Originally an Ottoman Turkish railway station, […]

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Bathing In The Brine Of The Dead Sea

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Bathing In The Brine Of The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea, a lifeless lake bereft of fish and aquatic plants, has attracted an endless stream of visitors since time immemorial. Shared by Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority, this hypersaline body of water in the Jordan Rift Valley is 67 kilometres in length, 18 kilometres in width at its widest point and a […]

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The Magic Of Paris

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The Magic Of Paris

Cole Porter’s jaunty song, I Love Paris in the Springtime, came to mind as I strolled along Avenue des Champs-Elysees, Paris’ signature thoroughfare. It was early spring, the weather was still cool, and a pale sun shone as I savored the sights and sounds of a great European city pulsating with vitality. I had been in […]

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Daytona Beach — Birthplace Of Car Racing

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Daytona Beach — Birthplace Of Car Racing

Georgia Turner, a year-round resident of Daytona Beach, a resort in central Florida, was talking about its passion for stock car racing. “Racing is a big part of our heritage,” she said. Although Daytona Beach has miles of scenic beaches, fine museums and a host of eco-tourist attractions, it is still primarily known as the […]

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Rio’s Splendid Botanical Garden

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Rio’s Splendid Botanical Garden

The Jardim Botanico, one of the loveliest botanical gardens in the Western hemisphere, is a serene refuge in the bustling Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. Set between the tropical splendor of Tijuca National Park and the rugged Serra da Carioca mountain range, it’s one of Rio’s top tourist attractions. It’s a particularly attractive place to […]

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Northeastern Brazil Offers Eclectic Sights

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Northeastern Brazil Offers Eclectic Sights

The northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco offers visitors eclectic sights worth remembering. The town of Olinda has one of the best-preserved colonial neighborhoods in Latin America. The resort of Porto de Galinhas, a center of the slave trade until the 19th century, has some of the finest beaches in the country. The state capital, Recife, is renowned […]

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Rio — Brazil’s Marvellous City

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Rio — Brazil’s Marvellous City

Rio de Janeiro is known as cidade marvailhosa in Portuguese. In English, this translates into marvellous city. The appellation is richly deserved. Rio exhausts superlatives. Famous for its frothy tropical exuberance and joie de vivre, Rio is crammed into several verdant valleys and defined by the Serra da Carioca, a steep green mountain range, and […]

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Romance of Aviation Evoked At Florida Theme Parks

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Romance of Aviation Evoked At Florida Theme Parks

The history and romance of aviation are evoked at two tourist-friendly facilities in Florida — Fantasy of Flight in Polk City and the Florida Air Museum in neighboring Lakeland. Fantasy of Flight, near Disney World in Orlando, possesses the world’ largest collection of vintage aircraft and enables visitors to experience biplane and hot air balloon […]

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A Place of Wonder And Serenity

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A Place of Wonder And Serenity

Frederick Law Olmsted is surely one of the most illustrious landscape architects the world has ever known. His credits include Mount Royal Park in Montreal and Central Park in New York City, two of the finest municipal parks in North America. Olmsted’s genius also makes its presence felt in Bok Tower Gardens, one of the […]

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A Tour Of Extraordinary Buildings In Florida

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A Tour Of Extraordinary Buildings In Florida

There is no place like it, at least architecturally speaking. The green campus of Florida Southern College, in Lakeland, Florida, houses the largest single collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the United States. Known collectively as the Child of the Sun, these geometric structures rise organically from the earth into the rays of the sun. […]

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