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Slovenia and the magic of autumn|
Posted by Oficinas-Turismo on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 (11:32:08) (1585 reads)
In August, the Telegraph published the list of the 10 world’s best autumn escapes and we were thrilled to hear that the Julian Alps were among them. But the aim of this newsletter is to tell you that there are many other destinations in Slovenia which are more than worth visiting. Golden shades of leaves create this magical, calming feeling, which turns diverse landscapes into magical, almost fairy-tale like places.
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Soča Valley: the largest Hiking Festival in Slovenia (September and October)|
Posted by Oficinas-Turismo on Saturday, September 24, 2016 (00:49:55) (2024 reads)
In September and October, the most beautiful months for hiking, a Hiking Festival is organised annually in the Soča Valley. This is a time when many Slovenians and an increasing number of foreign visitors spend time together on organised hikes and hiking weekends along one of the most beautiful Alpine rivers in the world. A trail through paradise, which is full of pleasures and beautiful views, also runs through western Slovenia. This is the Alpe-Adria Trail, which connects Austria, Slovenia, and Italy, three different cultures and landscapes. On the Slovenian section of the trail and at the Festival, you will see some of the most beautiful corners of the Alps, the emerald River Soča that gave its name to this unique landscape, and you will taste dishes with a rich tradition.
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December news from Slovenia|
Posted by Oficinas-Turismo on Friday, December 11, 2015 (20:17:44) (1519 reads)
The New Year is just around the corner and we are making an overview of the past 12 months. The successful tourist season of 2015 ranked Slovenia among the fastest-growing European tourism markets, and stakeholders are already focused on the international business events that Slovenia will host in 2016.
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Battambang Province. Camboya|
Posted by Yennefer on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 (00:18:14) (2781 reads)
The name Battambang literally means “lost staff”, referring to an episode in Khmer history when King Dambang Kranhoung threw his wooden staff from Angkor and it was said t ohave landed here in Battambang, This commemorated by a huge black statue with a staff on a ceremonial tray, in honour of the staff-throwing king, erected in the center of town.
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Discover Avignon, the beauty of Provence|
Posted by Oficinas-Turismo on Thursday, April 10, 2014 (20:09:38) (1756 reads)
Avignon, for some time capital of Christendom in the Middle Ages, retains the indelible mark of its grandiose destiny : the palais des papes (palace of the popes), the Saint-Benezet brigde, called the « pont d’Avignon » of worldwide fame through its commemoration by the song, and the ramparts constitute an exceptional complex of monuments listed by UNESCO as World Heritage sites. In addition dozens of churches and chapels, all remains of a past rich in history give the city its unique atmosphere.
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Iran Tourism Guide|
Posted by Oficinas_Turismo on Thursday, December 13, 2012 (16:32:41) (42167 reads)
From the 6th century BC until 1935, the country that today is Iran was known as Persia. The name, Iran, derives from an ancient term "a‐eer‐yanem va‐ee‐jo" in Avesta, the holy book of the Zoroastrians, meaning 'the land of the Aeers'.
This term refers to the plateau upon which the Indo‐Iranians, a branch of the Aryans, settled. By the passing of time, the term "Aeer" changed to "Er" and later to "Ir", and so the official name of the country during the Sassanid period (400‐600 AD) was Iranshatr or Iranshahr. "Shatr" or "Shahr" means country, and so, Iranshahr meant "the country of the Nobles".
Iran comprises of a land area of over 1.6 million Sq m (the 17th country in the world by land area).
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Düsseldorf News - Winter is coming...|
Posted by REMO on Monday, October 15, 2012 (16:47:34) (4727 reads)
With a wealth of great events coming up, we can look forward to a truly golden autumn.
Highlights for the coming months include the New Fall Festival, the Gossip concert, and first-class exhibitions of works by Paul Klee and Andreas Gursky. Then from the end of November, we can once again enjoy burnt almonds and mulled wine at the Christmas Market.
We look forward to your visit.
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Ljubljana in preparation for the December holiday spirit|
Posted by spainsun on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 (00:28:33) (3113 reads)
European city destinations, capital cities in particular, are increasingly more popular during the time before Christmas and the New Year, when the cities are turned into holiday wonderlands. The Slovenian capital city of Ljubljana is preparing for the magical ambience that will begin symbolically on 3 December with the event “People, Let’s Turn on the Light”, culminating on 31 December with New Year`s Eve open-air celebrations in the squares in the city centre.
Each year in December, Ljubljana`s Festive Fair becomes the centre of the city`s social life. Many citizens of Ljubljana and visitors from other parts of Slovenia and abroad are what makes Ljubljana so very special. The smiling faces, handshakes and expression of best wishes, the aroma of mulled wine and roasted almonds, the nostalgic organ-grinders on the streets, the sparkles of expectation in the children`s eyes, etc. – all this is December in Ljubljana.
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Travel to Thailand|
Posted by greg34 on Friday, August 15, 2008 (09:20:10) (6093 reads)
With over six million foreigners flying into the country each year, Thailand has become Asia's primary holiday destination and is a useful and popular first stop on any overland journey through Southeast Asia. The influx of tourist cash has played a significant part in the country's recent development, yet Thailand's cultural integrity remains largely undamaged.
In this country of fifty-three million people, over ninety percent are practising Theravada Buddhists, and King Bhumibol is a revered figure across his nation. Tiered temple rooftops and saffron-robed monks dominate every vista, and, though some cities and beach resorts are characterized by high-rises and neon lights, the typical Thai community is the traditional farming village: ninety percent of Thais still earn their living from the land.
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