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Things To Do In Andorra

Andorra is lank-locked tightly between France and Spain deep into the center of the Pyrenees. It is really only 180 square-miles, which tends to make it the 6th smallest country in Europe. There is suggestion that the name comes from the Arabic al-Dorra, which signifies forest but little is definitely known of its name. The country became an entity unto itself officially in 1288, when the surrounding rulers formulated the principality but still all co-inhabited the mountainous area none the less. It actually wasnt until very recently in 1993 that France loosened its reigns enough for Andorra to turn into an independent state. There are now seven parishes that all each have their own mini-governments and govern law and order for their inhabitants.

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A Wine Lover’s Weekly Guide to $10 Wines – A Red From Montenegro

This is our first review of a wine from Montenegro, a small country in southeastern Europe that was part of Yugoslavia. Montenegro has been producing wine for more than two thousand years, so perhaps it’s time to take a look at one of their products. This particular wine is produced from the red Vranac grape whose name means black stallion. So let’s guess that we are looking at a powerful wine. The company’s vineyard is one of the largest in Europe, containing over 10 million vines.

OUR WINE REVIEW POLICY All wines that we taste and review are purchased at the full retail price.

Wine Reviewed
Palntaze Monte Cheval Vranac, 2006 11.5% alcohol about $ 8.00

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Secrets Revealed about Croatia

If you want to witness the unspoiled nature in Mediterranean, travel to Croatia! It has many delights to offer to visitors. The natural heritage is revealed and three different film festivals in Croatia are organized as a cultural events. The authentic experience of the Mediterranean will be unforgetable memory.

 

While you travel Croatia you will discover craggy coastline is redolent with the intoxicating fragrances of Mediterranean herbs, trees and shrubs, such as rosemary, laurel, immortelle, Spanish broom and the strawberry tree that blend with the scents of garden sage, mint, wild thyme and other aromatic herbs on the nearby slopes. The olive, that eternal symbol of time and space, can be found almost every where.

 

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What To See And Do In Tromso, Finland

Tromso is among those very amazing places that every tourist should experience. Perhaps this is the best place in the world to view the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern lights. You should also remember to visit Tromso between November and March so as to experience this spectacular sight. With the warm Noth Atlantic current, an extension of the Gulf Stream, Tromso stays remarkably temperate in winter for a place which is so close to the North Pole.

 

You’re going to experience an endless winter night that time of year, the same as you would experience an endless summer day if you came in the other half of the year...

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Best Travel Deals in Europe

Italy

Villa Casanova considers itself a Bio first-class inn. Located in the trendy Lido Beach area of Venice, it is one of the first green hotels in this romantic city of canals. All the building materials are strictly non-toxic: cork, slaked lime, naturally polished travertino marbles and oil-polished wooden floors. All rooms are fitted with devices for circuit breaking, which offers protection from electromagnetic fields, therefore ensuring a restful, pollution-free environment. The buffet breakfast is healthy and mostly organic. All rooms are decorated in stylish Venetian décor while maintaining modern green standards such as organic cotton linens and toiletries. Room rates start at $ 130 per night.

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25 Facts About Bulgaria

Travel BULGARIA
by NatBat

1. Bulgaria has 540 rivers
2. Burgas on the Black Sea is twinned with San Francisco and Rotterdam
3. The largest furnace in the world for domestic glassware was launched in the north eastern town of Tragovishte in 2005
4. Plovdiv has over 200 archaeological sites
5. Traditionally on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, Bulgarian cooks insert coins and other lucky charms into food such as pastry
6. Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007
7. Varna is headquarters of the Bulgarian Navy
8. Hristo Stoichkov was Bulgaria’s most famous sportsman recieving the European Footballer of the Year award in 1994
9. Carl Djerassi from the U.S.A but with Bulgarian ancestry developed the oral contraceptive pill
10. Bulgaria used to be known as Silicon Valley of the Eastern Bloc
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The Monaco Yacht Show 2010

Travel MONACO
by Richy!

The Monaco Yacht Show (MSY) is considered one of the most important and famous exhibition events for the luxury yachting sector. It will be held from 22 -25 September 2010 at Port Hercules – Principality of Monaco. The show, which was launched in 1991, currently presents 500 exhibitors and 100 magnificent super-yachts from 25 to 90 meters LOA in water. The exhibitors choose the Monaco Yacht Show as the ideal rendezvous to market their brands and reach worldwide high-worth clients. The MYS has also created a new position for Monaco – the world capital of yachting. Major yachting groups and shipyards have opened their head offices in the Principality for these last few years (Burgess, Camper & Nicholsons International, Edmiston & Company, Fraser Yachts, etc).

 

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Hit The Slopes At Bulgaria For A Refreshing Holiday!

There are so many good choices for skiing these days and a Bulgaria ski holiday tops the list! Travelers are assured of modern lifts, well-groomed snow and good restaurants aprs-ski. Savvy winter vacationers look for more than slopes and snowthey look for interesting people, new cultures, and new experiences for the times that they are not schussing down the slopes. Bulgaria, a new entrant to the European Union, offers a Bulgaria vacation with all the modern amenities combined with fascinating cultural experiences that enrich a skiers time in the country. Bulgaria holidays used to be about the beaches, but now its all about the snow!
More than just beaches!
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Will South Sudan Become Independent From Serbia?

As we can see from the news that UN Security Council on Wednesday lauded the terminations of the south Sudan referendum, which showed that an consuming absolute majority of voters opted for withdrawal.

It is reported that the affirmation came as Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, the lasting congressman of Brazil to the UN and the circumvolving president of the Security Council for February, read a presidential statement during an open-door meeting on the region.

It is said by the affirmation that the Council called on the international biotic community to lend its full accompaniment to all Sudanese people as they built a peaceful and auspicious future.

As we can see from the news that the 15-nation Council complimented the parties of the across-the-...

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Scotland Golf Highlights

If you happened to catch The 3 Irish Open last week, that’s exactly what the courses we played looked like. It was great seeing the pros trying to make some of the same shots we had and, under the same conditions.

We started with Royal Dornoch. The highlight was playing in the wind and rain. Yes, you heard me right. If you go to Scotland and don’t play in the wind and rain ONCE, then you’ll feel gypped.

You won’t be able to say you really experienced the game as it’s often played there. And you don’t really appreciate how difficult the courses can be unless you have wind.

As much as pot bunkers are part of most holes, the hole I remember the most from Dornoch was number 14 with no bunkers but one of the most interesting layouts in golf...

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