Visit Colombia Lost City (Ciudad Perdida)

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Depending on who you speak to Colombia is synonymous with Coffee, Cocaine and Football. That is because that is mostly what is printed in the news and shown on television but there is more to this South American, Spanish speaking country, than we hear in the news. Colombia is rich in history and culture and unlike the Caribbean islands to the north of it; it has manage the keep some of its indigenous people along with some of their historical sites. Read more about Visit Colombia Lost City (Ciudad Perdida)

Worldwide Rafting Holiday Ideas

This short break idea takes you to different places around the world where worshippers of white water rafting make their pilgrimage every year. These are the Colorado River USA; Inn River, Switzerland; Apurimac River, Peru; çoruh River, Turkey and Tummel & Tay Rivers Scotland.

First it’s the çoruh River in the north eastern part of Turkey. The çoruh River offers a roller-coaster of rapids coming down from the Kaçkar Mountains. A good time to go is in May – June when the water levels are at their highest and the surroundings hills are a light with beautiful flowers.

The adventure allows time for you to stop in remote villages to meet and chat with the locals. If you are upto it you can trek to the Byzantine castles, you can also sleep in riverside tents to see the stars each night. Read more about Worldwide Rafting Holiday Ideas

Journey The Silk Road Into Uzbekistan Rich History

Go back into history along Uzbekistan’s Silk Road Cities Kiva, Bokhara and Samonkand. Once part of the USSR Uzbekistan now stand as an independent country in the middle of central Asia.  Around it are Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Afganistan and Turkmenistan.  The capital Taskent’s still bear resemblance of its former association with Russia, through its architecture and the mix of people that you come across. There are the pale face Russians, who stayed after Uzbekistan gain its independence and the oval-faced, almond eyed individuals in brightly-coloured striped robes.

Before the Russian Uzbekistan played a significant role in the Silk and spice trade, that gave it wealth and defined the region.  A visit to the region especially Samarkand, Khiva, Bokhara and Taskent and you will find remnants of its rich history in trade, architecture and past rulers – Alexander the Great, Genghis Kan and Tamburlaine). Read more about Journey The Silk Road Into Uzbekistan Rich History

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Take A Short Break To Stavanger, Norway

A visit to Stavanger will change your view of the Nordic region. Located on a peninsula in Southwest Norway; it is a thriving cosmopolitan city with a long history, vibrant cultural scene and close by are Norwegian’s famous fjords (voted most unspoilt destination).  One of the great things about Stavanger is most things are just minutes away from the city centre.  It has the region’s most breathtaking mountains, beautiful waters, and long sandy beaches and being on the Gulf Stream it has an unusually mild climate with pleasant summers.

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Go Island hopping and Sunbathing In the Canary Islands

Canary Islands

With a choice of more than five beautiful islands to choose from the Canary Islands are a sun-seekers dream comes through. It is best-known for its beaches, steep volcano landscape on most of the islands, which makes them ideal for hiking/walking. Enjoy its rustic, hearty and delightful cuisine, shaped by a rich culture.

If you are someone who likes solitude and walking off the beaten track, the canaries offer visitors the freedom and flexibility to seek and find its hidden gems. Read more about Go Island hopping and Sunbathing In the Canary Islands

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Santos Cycle Tour Down Under: Adelaide Australia

Santo Cycle Tour

The Santos cycle Tour Down Under is an ideal opportunity for you to see and experience Southern Australia and especially Adelaide.  The tour takes place in January and last for seven days. This short break is especially for those of us who experience the harsh cold of winter and offers us the chance to escape the cold for a week or two, and lap up the Adelaide sunshine, take in the laid-back life style of Adelaide.

The Tour Down Under has become a major fixture in the road cycling calendar; it draws some of the world’s best cyclist; those that have ridden here in the past includes Lance Armstrong, Andre Greipel,  Cadel Evans and Britain’s team sky. Read more about Santos Cycle Tour Down Under: Adelaide Australia

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Explore Eastern Europe

There is no generally accepted definition of what exactly Eastern Europe is. The Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania often identify themselves as Northern European and seem keen to distance themselves culturally from their soviet past. At the southern end of the continent, in the Caucasus, it can be debated whether Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan should be geographically classed as a part of Eastern Europe, despite many of the population very definitely identifying themselves as European. Russia, of course, is mainly geographically in Asia, but its best-known cities, St Petersburg and Moscow, are firmly rooted, both culturally and geographically, within the traditions of Europe. Read more about Explore Eastern Europe

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Korea's Boryeong Mud Festival on Daecheon Beach

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The Boryeong mud festival was started in 1998 for the sole purpose of advertising the health benefit of Boryeong’s mud.  Fast forward to today and it has grown into one of the biggest festival on the summer festival calendar – in Asia. For one weekend in July the Daecheon Beach comes alive with revilers from all over the world to take part in this muddy but healthy festival. Read more about Korea's Boryeong Mud Festival on Daecheon Beach

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Formula1 Weekend Break

Formula1 Race

Whether your favourite team in Formula1 is Ferrari, McLaren or Red Bull it does not matter, because this short break idea is just for the sheer glamour, glitz, excitement and luxury that if offers.  I am inviting you to see the world or just a part of it with a Formula1 weekend break.

The season starts in early spring and follows the sun around the world for the rest of the year. There are nineteen events in some of the world’s must see locations. Each event last for a whole weekend; practice on Friday, qualification on Saturday and the race on Sunday. Read more about Formula1 Weekend Break

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Sail Croatia's Dalmatian Coast

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If I did not say where I was writing about and ask you where in Eastern Europe you can sun bath all day and party in the night it would take you a few guesses before you mention Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast.  Known for its natural coastline and beautiful sun shine, the Dalmatian Coast covers the entire Croatian coastline which includes towns like Split, Makarska and Dubrovnik and islands like Hvar, Korcula and Mljet. Read more about Sail Croatia's Dalmatian Coast

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