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What to Know Before Going to Rio de Janeiro

What to Know Before Going to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

What to Know Before Going to Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro is among the most visited cities in Brazil, and there are many reasons for that. In addition to the famous Carnival, and beautiful beaches along its extensive coast, there is yet another differential: a tropical climate that guarantees sun and heat almost the …

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What To Do In Mexico City For An Unforgettable Week

The following guest post is from Cata who’s been traveling the world for the past 6 years. She’s founder and lead travel planner of Chica Travels. What To Do In Mexico City For An Unforgettable Week Mexico City is one of the cities that has surprised me the most. Not only because of the tacos and …

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What to See in Algiers, Algeria

What to See in Algiers The Rich History of Algiers A visit to Algiers is a walk through the twists and turns of the city’s complex history. While Algeria gained independence from France in 1962, traces of this time and earlier eras still mix with modern life. The ruins of an expansive Roman outpost –Tipaza– …

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What is it Like in Shenzhen China

What It’s Like In: Shenzhen, China

What is it like in Shenzhen China? Although Shenzhen is a Tier-1 Chinese metropolis, it has only been a city for 38 years. When Shenzhen was declared a city in 1979, residency spiked. The tourism industry is starting to catch up, as Shenzhen is now the sixth most popular Chinese city for overseas tourists. Located …

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Art Deco in South Beach Miami

Deco Delights in Miami’s South Beach

Architectural Wonderland: Art Deco in South Beach Miami South Beach, despite its reputation as a party zone, is a premier destination for architecture buffs. The neighborhood’s architectural evolution began in 1926, after a hurricane decimated most of its existing Mediterranean-style hotels. Over the next decade, it was rebuilt in the popular Art Deco mode, resulting …

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Changing of Guard at Gyeongbokgung Palace

Photo of the Week: Changing of Guard at Gyeongbokgung Palace

Changing of Guard at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, South Korea One of the unexpected highlights of visiting Seoul was the changing of guard at Gyeongbokgung Palace. It’s an elaborate ceremony with several dozen men in Joseon Dynasty-era costume. The effect of the event, even with all the onlookers, is stunning. Since 1469 these royal guards have performed the …

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