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    Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
    4:22 am
    Dubai Travel Info
    Dubai Holidays: Useful information on Dubai before coming to this Emirate to avoid (unpleasant) surprises. In this section the following topics will be discussed:* Dubai Public Holidays * Time in Dubai * Dubai Currency: How much is my money in AED or Dirham * Dubai Maps * Banks in Dubai * Hospitals * Education in Dubai * Dubai Visa Information * Useful addresses and phone numbers * Dubai Insurance * Do's and don'ts * Dress code * Weather in Dubai * Learn Arabic * Crime in Dubai * Electricity and Water * Television in Dubai * Shipping goods * Mail / Postal serviceDubai Public Holidays, Dubai Holidays, Dubai Ramadan, Dubai New Year:Dubai public holidays are in 2008:1 Jan New Year's Day. 10 Jan Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year). 20 Mar Mouloud (Birth of the Prophet). 30 Jul Leilat al-Meiraj (Ascension of the Prophet). 2 Oct Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan). 2 Dec National Day. 9 Dec Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice). 29 Dec Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year). Dubai Currency, how much is your money in AED or DirhamThe official abbreviation AED is often written as DH or Dhs in many shops but that is incorrect and unofficial. The dirham was introduced in 1973 And is sub devided into 100 fils. It has been pegged to the U. S. Dollar since November 1997: 1 U euboia. S. evia Dollar = 3. 67290 dirhams, Or 1 dirham = 0. 272264 dollar (rate of may 10, 2008). The banknotes are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 dirhams and the coins are in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 fils, and 1 dirham. The 1, 5 and 10 fils are struck in bronze, with the higher denominations in cupro-nickel. Visa For Dubai:A visa for Dubai is not always required. There are several types of visas for visitors. Citizens of the Arab Gulf Co-operation Council(AGCC) memberstates (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia) do not need one just like nationals of the following Countries: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany ,Greece, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vatican City. Weather in Dubai, the Climate of Dubai and Dubai Weather Forecast:The weather in Dubai can be definitely described as hot. The Dubai weather is most pleasant between November and March. The temperatures in the winter Varies around 23 degrees Celsius during the day. In the summer the temperature is between 40-50 degrees celsius. Annual Weather Dubai with minimum and maximum average temperature ( in degrees C) per month:January (14/24degrees C), February (15/25 degrees C), March (18/28 degrees C), April (21/33 degrees C), May (25/38 degrees C), June (27/40 degrees C),July (30/41 degrees C), August (30/41 degrees C), September (28/40 degrees C), October (24/35 degrees C), November (20/31 degrees C), December (16/26 degrees C). The sea temperature during the year is between 21 and 33 degrees C. The number of hours that the sun shines varies from 8 to 11. 5 hours per day while the Humidity is between 80 and 90%. So the humidity remains high during winter. In the summer both high humidity and high temperatures make the climate of Dubai a very uncomfortable one epaggelmatikos odigos euboias. Electricity and Water of Dubai Rental Properties:Electricity and Water are handled by DEWA, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, which was formed in 1992 as a merger of Dubai Electric Company And Dubai Water Department. Utility bills are settled directly on a monthly base with the DEWA when renting an apartment or other property. Voltage: The voltage in Dubai is 220v. Most sockets are three pin (exactly the same as in the UK), although adapters for two pin plugs are available at most hotels. Those using US appliances will require an adapter to handle the difference in voltage. Appliances purchased in the UAE will generally have two-pin plugs attached. Drinking water: Tap water is safe to use although bottled water, which is served in hotels and restaurants, is recommended for drinking. Water and electricity prices in Dubai. Residents pay 3 fils (1 UAE dirham=100 fils) per gallon and will continue to do so as long they do not use more Than 6,000 gallons, the price will then go up to 3. 5 fils per gallon, and even 4 fils per gallon for consumers who sap more than 12,001 gallons from the tap. Electricity fees will range from 20 fils to 33 fils per kilowatt hour depending if usage exceeds 2,000 or 10,001 kilowatt hours. There is no mains gas supply, so gas appliances must be fed by canisters connected via a tap outside your property. Address: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Building, Al Karghout Street, P. O. Box 564, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    Current Mood: groggy
    Monday, March 5th, 2012
    4:14 pm
    Honeymoon Destinations Ideas, Europe Tour Packages Ideas
    If marriage is on the card, and also refers to the place to go after the marriage, then here is how you. Europe first honeymoon destination in the world and each year thousands of couples who got married a visit to different places do not pay special time. After a tedious day of marriage ceremony, it's time to celebrate and hope that your friend in an exotic place, far from their daily life. The best way to go for holiday, wedding packages that are options to manage all your travel needs and Hospitality. Continent has beautiful scenery, great culture, famous buildings, rich heritage of different places. epaggelmatikos odigos evias Europe is very large and have many countries that have something to be presented to Honeymoons. Place in the fun with friends and most importantly of all, but in price wedding packages offer terjangkau. A trip to the continent can be a wonderful honeymoon experience. Some countries such as Greece, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Hungary are the best for Europe. There are many travel trips and programs available in these countries, which offer the opportunity to partner. Honeymoon very good time with Italy, which is valued by most couples in the city called Venice, which is considered as the capital of romantic Italy. According to the time available and interested, you can choose a specific destination of your choice. You should also have provisions for financial mind, can save as much as possible to collect packets travel the truth. The aim is to find the best places, so do not miss any. This wedding package is to ensure that everything is by van from the airport to travel. Help maintain easily tension booking hotel reservation and air tickets. This Taksi not only save money, but also to enjoy more money spent on things that directly add to the conclusions. Europe tour packages designed for all types of tourism. This allows you to enjoy the privilege of my life to enjoy a holiday, vacation time is very cost-effective rate. You offer a place such as waiting to find you have not been here, and what better time after marriage.

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    Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
    2:55 pm
    Coolest Places To Visit In Europe
    Beautiful, awe-inspiring, fragile, exhilarating, calm, fun, mythological, a gourmet's delight, historically important, culturally rich and complex are some of the words that can be used to describe Europe. That is because Europe does not just have a complex geography, it carries with it a rich, mythological and glorious cultural past. All of the tourist places to visit in Europe sport one or more of the aforementioned characteristics. Many travelers to Europe often stick to the beaten path and hang around their favorite places of interest. Here are a few cool, offbeat places to visit in Europe, places that are guaranteed to break the monotony. DELPHI, GREECE Delphi is guaranteed to leave you awe-struck and spellbound. It is an archaeological site in Greece which, in the 8th Century BC, was home to the Delphic Oracle, a religious institution famous for the worship of the God Apollo. The Priestess Pythia presided over the Oracle at Delphi and it is said she delivered her dictums in a state of frenzy, often speaking garble which was then given meaning and shaped as prophecy. Geologists now say that it was ethylene gas from the ground that hallucinated Pythia. epaggelmatikos odigos evias Delphi is an ancient and mysterious land that was once considered to be at the center of the earth and it definitely should find mention on your must-visit list. Soak in its glory, relive our ancient past and after you have had enough, you have the whole of beautiful Greece to explore! CASTLE TOBLINO, NORTHERN ITALY Castle Tolbino is something straight out of storybook fables. Situated adjacent to the small, gorgeous Lake Toblino and nestled in a very deep valley surrounded by the Dolomite cliffs, Castle Tolbino was built in pre-medieval times and renovated in the 16th century. Foggy mists envelop it creating an atmosphere that is both romantic and haunting. In fact, there are many tragic stories of forbidden love, betrayal, murder and lust that are still talked about in hushed tones. Castle Toblino is one of the top, offbeat places to visit in Europe and a place that will make you lose yourself in time. DACHAU CONCENTRATION CAMP, GERMANY This is a sobering and serious trip that is quite out of the ordinary. Located about 30 miles from Munich, the Dachau Concentration Camp jolts you out of your reverie and transports you back in time, back to the dreaded days of the holocaust. The Dachau Concentration Camp has one main building, formerly home to German soldiers, now converted into a holocaust museum. Then there is the eerie "bath crematorium, a cold, frightening building where the mass murders were carried out by the Nazis. The prisoners were locked in small shower rooms, where the low-hung shower faucets spewed Cyclon-B gas on them. The Germans dispute the usage of Cyclon-B gas so the truth will never be known, but the Dachau Concentration Camp is still one of the eeriest places to visit in Europe. NORTHERN ALSACE WINE ROAD, FRANCE The Northern Alsace Wine Road is a lesser-known tourist destination, but surely one of the must-see places to visit in Europe. It cuts through dense forests, picturesque villages and through the plains of the Rhine River. And here comes the news that all lovers of wine want to know - the road is dotted with vineyards where the winegrowers produce the sparkling Cremant and Tokay Pinot wine varieties! Let us pause to salivate. Now you are ready to go ahead and travel down the Northern Alsace Wine Road, stopping at quaint village Inns and feasting on their famous meatballs, fish stew, the beer sausages and brioches, the black chestnut pudding, and, of course, the heavenly wine. And when you have had enough food, stop by and visit the Gothic religious structures that are found in abundance. Amen! DANUBE DELTA BIOSPHERE RESERVE, ROMANIA Spread over an area of 3450 square km, the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve is a fairy tale land come alive! This gigantic geological and biological wonder is home to some of the most unique species in the world. It hosts 1,200 varieties of plants, 300 species of birds and 45 types of freshwater fish. To top it all off it is located in the area where the Danube River flows into the Black Sea. Lush green, rich in flora and fauna, unique species, protected ecosphere, inhabitants who travel in kayaks, vine-covered trees in thick forests and an exotic locale make the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve a fairy tale land come alive in all its splendor. Indeed, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the best places to visit in Europe! These were some of the coolest offbeat places to visit in Europe. Bon Voyage! Have a great time.

    Current Mood: devious
    2:54 pm
    Corfu, Greece
    epaggelmatikos odigos euboias Corfu The Island of the Phaeacians On the Northern tip of the Ionian Islands we find a magical place where the emerald mountains interweave harmoniously with the Adriatic Sea. This mythical place is the cosmopolitan Island of Feakes also known as (Pheacians) and more commonly known as Corfu, Kerkyra or Korfu. Corfu a true crossroads between East and west of Greece but also connecting Europe on the North and boarding with Italy. It is the second largest island in the Ionian Seathe largest being (Cephalonia). Together with the Diapontia Islands Othonoi, Ereikousa, Mathraki to the northwest and then Paxoi and Antipaxoi to the southeast forms its own prefecture. Corfu is also surrounded by a number of small isles. The most important of these is (Vido)( ancient ptychia) the old lazzareto and the alluring Pontikonnisi and a picturesque church at Diapolos Islet ( just opposite of Arillas). . This Island is one of natures work of art. A museum in itself. A magical Island combning old with new, the classic with the eccentric, art with everyday life. epaggelmatikos odigos evias It is filled with landscapes of unique beauty both in the mountains or next to the sea so full of life with breathtaking underwater seascapes. This fabulous Island isn't special because of it's beaches and greenery but rather for the people who created it or were connected to it, prominent figures that were important to both world history and the history of Corfu itself. People who love nature Corfu, is their paradise. They have a wide variety of choices from nature hikes to having picnics or just strolling through nature. It's a pure enjoyment. Last but not least Corfu is not only known for a place of relaxation but also a place to have a great time with family and friends with all the pleasures of a cosmopolitan life. The main harbors are at Ypsos, Garitsa, salt lake of Chalikiopoulos, Mantoukoios, which is also the Island's main point of anchorage. Some other fishing ports are Acharavi, Benitses, Pleokastritsa, Sidari, Agios Stefanos, Lefkimi, Kavos, Kassioppi and Petriti. Main tourist attractions: Paleokastritsa, such a breathtaking landscape, that it is said it was one of the first places on the Island to be touristically developed. Mythology states that this was Odysseus last stop before his return to Ithatca. The Monestery of Paleokastritsa- founded in 1225. The present building is from the 18th -19th century, iknside the church is a great example of monastic architecture, the outside of the church has vaults and a museum with Byzantine and post Byzantine icons. Moraitika big hotels, sholpping centers, souvenir shops, ATM machines car and motorcycle rental offices, a taxi station and best of all for your night life numerous amount of clubs and bars. Marina Gouvia- It's the first privately owned Marina in Greece , it's situated 7 kilometers from the town of Corfu and the International Airport. The Marina is fully organized offering facilities and services of high standards. The Marina holds 960 berths on permanent and floating pontoons, there are dry dock facilities for approximately 520 boats. Moorings are available for boats upto 80 meters long and 6 meters draught. Services that are offered to our guests include commercial shops, car, motorbike and boat rental offices. Port police, refueling station, supermarket, laundry, showers and wc facilities. If you wish to enjoy the beautiful view of the shore that's surrounded by yachts and motorboats , then you can have a relaxing dinner at one of restaurants then a drink at one of the bars or maybe a coffe at the cafe. The Marina also provides: a kindergarden, a swimmimg pool, sports facilities, a cricket and a croquet field. In the Marina there's also a a seaplane base with flights to close destinations such as Pakos and Anti Paxos evia. . A full range of technical boat services are available such as: a 65 ton travel lift, a 45 ton and a 60 ton mobile crane to facilitate the maneuvre of boats in and out of the the water. In addition, a smaller 5 ton jib-crane and a boat transporter are available. Apart from power washing , painting and other works on the underwater parts of boats , the Marina can cover a wide range of maintenance and repairs, including mechanical ,electrical, wood-working , sail repair, refrigeration, upholstery , and a diver is available to undertake repairs such as hull inspection and other tasks. There are also facilities for the laying up in a covered shelter. The Marina operates all year round on a 24 hr basis. Ypsos a resort area with a large beach, most popular rae during the summer and is one of the most developed on Corfu with facilities for camping and sea sports. Ayios Spyridonas -Patron Saint of Corfu originally a Bishop of Cyprus. A long ago tradition tells us he saved the Island from a plague, from Pestilence in 1630, and 1673 and a third save came when the turks wanted to invade Corfu. He appeared dressed as a monk holding a torch and spread panic among the Turkish forces. Achilleio-built at the end of the 19th century (1889 -1891)by the Queen of the Austro Hungarian Empire, Elisabeth, better known as Sissy. It was purchased after her assassination by Kaiser William II of Germany. Corfu, a utopia of serenity, history, sand washed beaches, traditional Greek cuisine coupled with homemade wine keeps our visitors returning year after year. Maggie.

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    2:16 am
    Why use a Travel Agent to plan your Destination Wedding
    Why use a Travel Agent to plan your Destination Wedding In these times of amazing technology, many people plan their own trips rather than use a travel agent. I think it's partially because they think they're getting a better deal that way (which is not the case). But ask yourself this: "Why would it be any different when planning your destination wedding" Obviously, being a travel agent myself, I am slightly biased. . . but let me explain why I think working with a travel agent is the smart choice! Sort of like a mortgage broker. . euboia . Travel agents are sort of like mortgage brokers - they can take your 'list of wants' and go to the many tour operators to find the best price, terms and conditions, special perks - and then come back to you with the results. This process can take days and use up lots of your time, so why not let someone else do the leg-work for you Plus, a destination wedding travel agent has gone through the process many times, so we know the questions to ask! . . . but not at all like a mortgage broker Unlike a mortgage, once you choose your resort and price, a good travel agent will track your trip on a daily basis to find the best price reduction. Many tour operators will allow a wedding group to reduce the price of your package once if a promotion comes up. However, there are usually many loopholes to this, and a travel agent can explain it in simple terms and safe guard your best interests. As a side note, some travel agents are loathe to offer this service so make sure you ask if they'll do this for you. Also, if you work with a tour operator directly (cutting out the travel agent) they definitely do NOT inform you of lower prices, so it would be your responsibility to check for a price drop. Communication is key " What is the safest room on the resort for my family " Can I get a motorized scooter at the airport because of my bad leg " When is the balance of my trip due again Between choosing your dress, setting up the wedding website and working with the wedding coordinator at your resort, you probably don't have much time left to answer these questions from all 40 of your closest friends and family. Let your travel agent work with your group to arrange special requests, answer questions and send reminders out. It'll take a lot off your plate. epaggelmatikos odigos evias Adrienne Turcotte works at AffordableCruisesTours. com as the Destination Wedding Specialist. If you have any questions about this article, or your destination wedding, feel free to contact her at 1-866-959-2111 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting1-866-959-2111end_of_the_skype_highlighting x100 or Adrienne@AffordableCruisesTours. com epaggelmatikos odigos evias. By Michael Drewell begin_of_the_skype_highlightingend_of_the_skype_highlighting.

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    Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
    1:57 pm
    Chippenham,United Kingdom (9th May, 2011)
    Chippenham,United Kingdom (9th May, 2011) -- Azure Holidays, a leading supplier of villa holidays in France, Greece, Spain, Turkey and many other countries, comment on the popularity of their summer holidays in July and August. Established in 2007, Azure Holidays have quickly become one the UK's leading online holiday villa rental providers and can offer luxury accommodation for a range of destinations, including Mallorca, the South of France, Corfu, the Algarve and the Costa del Sol. Azure Holidays have recently witnessed an overwhelming amount of British customers purchasing villa holidays in July and August, with many of their villa rentals now fully booked. However, while Azure Holidays have received a significant popularity for their July and August holidays, they have noticed a reduction in custom from those who usually take 2 to 4 holidays a year epaggelmatikos odigos euboias. Azure Holidays announced they have a lot of availability for their luxury villa holidays in May, June and September, and believe this may be due to the increase in fuel prices which have left many people reluctant to spend additional money throughout the year. Andrew Jones of Azure Holidays commented: We are delighted with the influx in custom for our summer holidays in July and August. However, many people seem quite reluctant to purchase villa holidays throughout May, June and September, which may be due to unwanted expenditure or their children having to remain in school until summer term. However, here at Azure Holidays we can offer our customers a range of fantastic holiday villa deals which can make paying for villa rentals less costly than a person might have expected. For more information on Azure Holidays and their summer holiday villa deals, visit their website at http://www. azureholidays. com/ or telephone 0124 965 6994. About Azure Holidays: Established in 2007, Azure Holidays are a holiday specialist dedicated to bringing stunning villa rentals directly to their clients direct from the owner, facilitating great value for money in destinations Europe-wide including Spain, Portugal and Tenerife. epaggelmatikos odigos euboias Contact: Andrew Jones Azure Holidays, 17 Bolts Croft, Chippenham SN15 3GQ Tel: 0124 965 6994 Email: contact@azureholidays. com About the Submitter.

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    Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
    10:20 pm
    Jordan Touring a Romantic place
    Jordan is a land of legends, history hospitality. Jordan offers its visitors a rich legacy of natural beauty. Jordan is also known as Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. A vat area of this country is covered with arid deserts. Numerous deserts, waterfalls, cultural sights are all what makes this place so popular. Here are the five must visit places on a vacations to Jordan. Karak castle is one of the few historical buildings that still stand tall in Jordan. The castle dominates the town is the place where plenty of famous battles took place in this part of the world. Petra in Jordan is an ancient city with buildings and towering walls that fascinates every visitor. Earlier known as the Gerasha, the ruins at Jerash is of high significance in Jordan. The unique architecture sculptures on the walls will display the amount of craftsmanship that was around back then. A beautiful castle built atop the Mountain Auf, Qala'at ar- Rabad is renowned for the Islamic architecture styles. It was originally built by Generals working with Saladin and looks upon the entire Jordan valley and the wadis (Valleys Sceneries) that lead into it as well. Amman is also the ancient site filled with artifacts from the Bronze age, which reflect on how rich the fort must have been in earlier times. There is no mistaking the fact that Jordan is a Kingdom steeped in history and culture. Jordon is a very great country. This nation is an area for all the seasons to be felt by its visitors from the different parts of the world. During the winters, it offers a therapy to be experienced at the Dead Sea, the lower level along the land. Wadi Rum is at the south side of Jordan, it is also known as Valley of the Moon. It is an enchanting place where massive rocky outcrops rise majestically out of the desert floor. epaggelmatikos odigos evias The rocks have the appearance of melting chocolate and the colours in the sandstone are like a muted earthy rainbow. It is a landscape like no other. So, Jordan Tours is worth a visit specially if you are looking for a romantic tour as it offers a lot like Arab Horse riding across the wadi Rum, where you find yourself alone with your love, you can also enjoy the waterfall at the sun set. Jordan is one of the types which everyone loves to visit here we just tried to offer you a view of the Jordan on a very small scale so that you can plan your vacation enjoy to the fullest.

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    Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
    6:36 pm
    Cruising Through Your Turkish Holiday
    If you would like to see the heart of this beautiful country and get a real feel for the world of antiquity, then there may be no better way of doing so than through Turkish gulet cruises euboia. The ancient motorwaysSince before the beginning of recorded history, the eastern Mediterranean has been one of the great cradles of civilisation. Many of these civilisations have epic names that reverberate through the epochs, such as the Minoans, the Mycenaean Greeks, the classical Greeks, the Romans, the Hittites, the Venetians and the modern-day Turkish people - all have left their mark on the western coastline of Turkey and the surrounding islands. The sea itself was frequently the only way that ancient peoples could visit and trade with (or less appealingly, make war on) each other. As such, the Mediterranean sea routes were the motorways of their time - and they have a role to play today in the form of Turkish gulet cruises. Experiencing TurkeyIf you enjoy stunning scenery, beautiful seascapes, friendly people and incomparable history, then western Turkey may be hard to beat. Few other places on Earth can offer such a vast range of historical locations and sites - and many of these are best approached from the sea. Let's consider just one, the world-famous Ephesus. The city was founded most likely in the Bronze Age around 1500 BC. Its history seems to have been shadowy and entered the so-called 'dark ages' after the collapse of the Mycenaean civilisation. The city as we know it historically was founded (or re-founded) in the 10th century BC by mainland Greeks. Although its history during the early part of this period remains relatively sketchy, it was during this time that the first temple of Artemis was built. (It was eventually destroyed around 650 BC then subsequently rebuilt and destroyed several times over the centuries. ) This temple became one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Space does not allow description of the incredible history of the city through the archaic and classical Greek periods, nor the Hellenistic and Roman ages epaggelmatikos odigos evias. What is undeniable, however, is that by the first century BC, it was one of the largest and most significant cities in the Mediterranean, and one that played a major role in the development of Christianity. Today, the ruins of the city are staggering to behold and well worth a visit - including locations such as the library of Celsus and the temple of Hadrian. How to get thereIt is possible to get to Ephesus by road; however, perhaps a more environmentally friendly and culturally sympathetic method is through Turkish gulet cruises. The gulet is a wooden two-masted vessel built to traditional standards and with onboard accommodation and dining facilities. Cruises start from one of several Turkish Mediterranean ports and they offer various itineraries from which you can select, including coastal cruising to visit numbers of historic sites. If you are a group or larger family, you can even hire a gulet and construct your own itinerary. Turkish gulet cruises may be quite simply the best way to arrive in destinations such as Ephesus (via its local port). The sea brought people to Ephesus for thousands of years (though, for the most part, in rather less comfort than you will enjoy on Turkish gulet cruises) and somehow it may prove to be a fitting way for you to arrive there.

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    Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
    12:46 am
    Holiday Destinations by Flight Duration
    If like me you're one of those people who love going on holidays, but cannot abide the whole flying experience, then this feature will be your new best friend. Location, hotel, weather, nightlife these are all major factors that we consider when planning a holiday. Although often overlooked, your flights play a hugely important role in your whole holiday experience as well. evia A bad flight or a flight thats too long can be the difference between a fantastic holiday and an ok holiday. ExclusiveLondon. co. uk has complied a list of holiday destinations by flight duration to help you choose the perfect holiday. If you dont like lengthy flights, you may think you are just limited to holidays in France or Germany, but there are many destinations featured below that may be closer than you think. Flight durations are based on flights leaving from London, UK. 1 to 2 hoursAustria (Tryol, Salzburg)Belgium (Brussels)Denmark (Copenhagen)France, North to Mid (Paris, Lyon)Germany (Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg)Ireland (Dublin)Netherlands, The (Amsterdam)Scotland (Edinburgh)Spain, North (Bilbao)Switzerland (Basel, Geneva, Zurich)2 to 3 hoursRomania (Bucharest)Hungary (Budapest)Finland (Helsinki)Balearic Islands (Ibiza, Majorca, Menorca)Italy, North (Milan, Venice)Latvia (Riga)Lithuania (Vilnius)Costa del Sol (Marbella)Poland (Krakow, Warsaw)Portugal (Lisbon)Czech Republic (Prague)Iceland (Reykjavik)Netherlands, The (Rotterdam)Bulgaria (Sofia)Spain, Mid to West (Barcelona, Madrid)Sweden (Stockholm)Tunisia (Tunis)Austria (Vienna)3 to 4 hoursBulgaria (Sofia)Greece, North to West (Halkidiki, Preveza)Greece, South (Kalamata, Athens)Greek Islands, North to West (Corfu, Kefalonia, Skiathos, Zante)Gibraltar (South of Spain)Turkey (Istanbul, Anakra)Madeira (Island South of Portugal)Malta (Valletta, Birkirkara)Morocco (Casablanca, Marrakech, Rabat)France, South (Marseille, Montpellier, Nice)Norway (Oslo)Portugal (Porto Islands)Italy, Mid to South (Rome, Naples, Sicily)Russia (Moscow, St Petersburg)Spain, South (Seville)4 to 5 hoursAzores Islands, The (inc. 2 hour flight from Lisbon, Portugal)Canary Islands (Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Tenerife)Greek Islands, East to South (Mytilene, Cyprus, Mykonos, Kos, Santorini, Crete, Rhodes)Egypt (Cairo, Luxor)Jordan (Amman)Syria (Damascus)Turkey (Izmir, Bodrum)5 to 6 hours Israel (Eilat)Africa, West (Nigeria)6 to 7 hoursAfrica, West (Gambia, Ghana, Senegal)Saudi Arabia (Riyadh)Oman (Muscat)United Arab Emirates (Dubai)7 to 8 hoursAntigua (St Johns)Barbados (Bridgetown)Bermuda (Hamilton)USA, East (New York, Boston)Canada, East (Montreal)St Lucia (Castries)Trinidad (Port of Spain)8 to 9 hoursIndia, North (New Delhi)India, West (Mumbai, Goa)Pakistan (Karachi)9 to 10 hoursAruba (Oranjestad)Bahamas (Nassau)Bangladesh (Dhaka)Botswana (Gaborone)Cuba (Havana)Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo)Jamaica (Montego Bay)Kenya (Nairobi)St Kitts (Basseterre)TobagoZimbabwe (Harare)10 to 11 hours Canada, South (Ottawa, Toronto)USA, South East (Atlanta, Miami)USA, West (California, San Francisco)USA, North to West (Montana, Seattle)USA, South (New Orleans)Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo)Argentina (Buenos Aires)Cayman Islands (George Town)Hong KongGrenada (St Georges)Mexico (Mexico City)Namibia (Windhoek)Chile (Santiago)South Africa (Cape Town)Sri Lanka (Colombo)Tanzania (Dodoma)Zambia (Lusaka)11 to 12 hoursAustralia (Sydney)Thailand (Bangkok)Hawaii (Honolulu)Japan (Tokyo)Mauritius (Port Louis)South Korea (Seoul)SingaporeVenezuela (Caracas)12+ hoursFiji (Suva)USA, West (Las Vegas)Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)USA (Montana)This article was written by Maryse Mignott, for ExclusiveLondon. co. uk. evia Balance your work and social life by taking part in the London entertainment scene. For the hottest London events, restaurants, clubs, fashion boutiques and much more, visit www. exclusivelondon. co. uk.

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    Monday, January 23rd, 2012
    11:26 am
    Car Hire UK is Easy and Cheap to Hire
    Hire rental cars United Kingdom is the country which attracts people from all corners of the world because this country is economically developed and has lots of beautiful locations. Few of its cities are famous in world and are known for best locations. United Kingdom is an ancient country and its culture and tradition has travel in other parts of the world. This country is known for making civilized other countries. This is best country to come for enjoying holidays or visiting it for fun. For exploring and making fun it is better to hire a rental car so that one can discover most of the beautiful locations and have fun on tour. Can visit lot of places London is the famous place which attracts tourist in majority and people spend their time in beautiful locations and best food restaurants. Rental car service Europe makes tourist to be comfortable at most of the moments. After hiring car from Car Hire UK it becomes easier for the traveler to discover most of the locations and can have fun at different places evia. All kind of fun is there in United Kingdom. One can have full fun if he is successful in hiring fine rental car service. epaggelmatikos odigos evias From airport one can contact this rental car service and then it becomes the duty of rental car service to take the visitor to the wanted locations. There is option of package and one can select them with the option of locations. Fabulous search engine One can Hire a Car Europe Airports and can start his tour with comfort and bliss. This is superb search engine for rental cars in United Kingdom which is one of the most beautiful countries in world. This rental car service needs no extra cost for making enquiry and deals customer in an honest and reliable way. Discounts are also offered to customers and this makes touring less expensive. This rental car service in United Kingdom offers cheap as well as costly cars. Those who are status conscious and prefer costly cars can select the very expensive one from the catalogue. Expensive cars Ferrari and other expensive cars are available with the rental car service providers evia. The moment one clicks to search option, number of rental car service providers sources opens and one has to compare them as they show variation in price range and model. It should be tried that best and luxury model car should be grabbed in economical price standard. All norms and conditions are mentioned and one should go through them to avoid any inconvenience in the future. Discounts and draws Car rental service in untied kingdom makes the visitors to discover few free of cost locations as it offers discount and draw opportunities to the visitors. Even latest cars are also there and it depends upon the budget of the visitor. If the tour is official then the visitor can select expensive rental car because this adds up to his standard and personality. One can also opt for BMW series which is considered to be one of the expensive cars. One begins his roaming in rental car from airport and ends his roaming in the same rental car at airport.

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    Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
    10:22 pm
    Hot Honeymoon Destinations
    I'm sure you're thinking of something romantic, something peaceful, and something where you're both going to have fun, something for more loving, dining, and wining euboia. Honeymoons are not only the perfect time to start a life of marital bliss with your loved one and enjoy each other's company. It is also the best time to explore a different place to relax and enjoy. Every bride must have at least a 100 or so ideal honeymoon destinations listed in their wedding planners. And every place is as romantic, as fun and as unique as the next name on the list. So what are the world's top 50 get-away destinations of honeymooners Modern Bride reveals the names. The sun-kissed beaches of Hawaii maintain its spot in the top ten for ten straight years. There's also Tahiti, Bermuda, Bali, the Caribbean waters of Jamaica, Maldives and Barbados. Other seaside get-aways include the British Virgin Islands, the U. S. Virgin Islands, Seychelles, the Bahamas, Florida and Cayman Islands. With the beaches, the white sand, the sun and the fresh breeze, these destinations offer perfect water activities for you and your honey - from swimming to diving, to snorkeling to getting that tan. Sip a refreshing drink and go island hopping. Of course, European attractions made it to the top 50. Go exploring in Italy, Greece, France, New Zealand, Ireland, Scandinavia, England, Iceland, Switzerland and Scotland. With their splendid architecture, museums and art galleries, not to mention the European cuisine, honeymooners would get the perfect romantic mood exploring France and the Eiffel Tower or dining in one of the five-star restaurants in Italy. There are also the snow-capped mountains of Switzerland and Iceland for winter honeymooners. Go to South America and bask in some sexy, steamy Latin American honeymoon experience in Mexico, Costa Rica, Antigua, Aruba, Poconos, Argentina and Puerto Rico. Eat Tacos, take photos of the adobe houses, shop in unique, native shops, and join in the merry and sexy music and dancing and live street performances. And of course, live the American dream in some of these USA honeymoon destinations - St. Barths, St. Lucia, Las Vegas, New York, New Mexico, St. Martin, and Alaska epaggelmatikos odigos evias. Other honeymoon toppers include: Fiji, Aguilla. Turks and Caicos, Australia, Belize, South Africa, Thailand, Ecuador, Kenya, Dominican Republic, Canada, Nevis and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. For the honeymooner wanting to save, affordable destinations include Mexico, Las Vegas, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Florida. Water activities especially snorkeling and diving are best at the Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos and Tahiti. For winter honeymooners, there's Colorado, Switzerland, Canada, Utah and Austria. And for the couple who'd like to party on gourmet food, don't forget Italy, France, New York, California and Las Vegas. For some privacy, a Tahiti honeymoon provides the perfect seclusion for you and your loved one. Go exploring culture in England and enjoy the nightlife in Las Vegas. Costa Rica is perfect for the adventurous couple with its rich and diverse scenery and landscapes. Other recommended honeymoon destinations are Chile, India, Turkey and Cook Islands. Whether it's a secluded island or beach front in Hawaii or the Bahamas, a romantic cultural experience in the streets of Florence and France, or an exploration of exotic culture and cuisine in South America, the important thing in a honeymoon is the company. With romance, the perfect food, the perfect setting, and the perfect company, a new life ahead with your loved one may prove to be a honeymoon in itself.

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    10:14 am
    Cheap Flights to Hawaii - Cheap Airline Tickets to Hawaii
    Hawaii is undeniably the most mesmerizing tourist destinations. This US state of lagoons, palm trees, waterfalls and volcanoes lures visitors back for more, throughout the year. The haven meets the demands of all age groups with a myriad of sun-soaked beaches, clear waters and venues for adventure or extreme sports. You could either choose to taste a bit of Maui, Kahoolawe, Oahu, Lanai, Kauai, Molokai and Niihau, before you fly to the main island, or fly directly to Hawaii and have a time of your life! Cheap Airline Tickets to Hawaii: Travel agents and airline ground staff now cater to the demand for cheap airline tickets to Hawaii all year round. The destination is among the Top 10 holiday destination in the world. The magic of the tropical temperatures is capitalized on by the travel industry, via the special airfares to Hawaii. There are a number of domestic airlines across the United States of America, as well as international airlines that ply the route, who make available cheap airfares to the destination 24x7! Airlines plying to and from Hawaii offer frequent flier programs such as: Discounted or free hotel upgrades. Free or discounted return journeys. Free in-flight upgrades, from economy to business or executive class. These offers differ from one airline and/or travel agent to another. A number of internationally acclaimed travel agents have now tied up with airlines plying to Hawaii, and Hawaii resorts, and other venues in the archipelago. This helps to avail discounts and freebies whenever you reserve a seat on the sector. You could also avail of the special frills offered with transit destinations, instead of flying to Hawaii directly. Travel agents and airlines help you access discounted resort accommodations, reservations at cultural programs, free reservations on sight-seeing tours and even souvenirs epaggelmatikos odigos evias. Cheap flights to Hawaii can be availed of, during the peak holiday season that lasts from mid-December through to April. Though this period is commonly recognized as the peak travel season to Hawaii, airlines help you to benefit from last minute travel reservations, and even the 'early-bird' program. In the latter, you benefit from a package put together months in advance. Travel agents frequently announce the deals, via advertisements. It pays to glance through classified columns dedicated to travel discounts and freebies. You could also avail of cheap Hawaii flights by checking out the airline websites regularly. In this way, you save on the fees charged by travel agents. Cheap Flights to Hawaii: The cheapest flights to Hawaii are undeniably in the mid-April to June, and then again, September to mid-November periods. This is also the time when the weather in Hawaii is at its best! The airlines that ply the route enable you to avail of cheap, rent-a-car, facilities during these times of the year, so as to catch up with trans-island travel. The other freebies thrown-in include free ferry rides, discounted resort accommodations, free sight-seeing, discounted rentals on beach-front properties and private villas and free participation in any of the extreme sports activities. Traveling to Hawaii on a discounted airfare, enables you to save for the shopping sprees that the quaint little curio shops along the beaches induce. You also get to use the money thus saved on exploring the sea-caves of Hawaii and indulging in an extended stay. The airline companies now share a lot of forethought and consideration with the vacationer, by offering gift vouchers and additional flight schedules within the segment. The economical flights and efforts of airline consolidators have resulted in a build-up of frequent flier points and great transit exchanges.

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    Saturday, January 21st, 2012
    9:44 pm
    Why Pay Normal Rent Pay Bali Villa Rent!
    The jewel of the ocean, Indonesia, is home to one of the most beautiful havens on earthBali. Bali is more than just a small island near Java (yes, they grow coffee beans there), it is also one of the most popular vacation spots in the Indian Ocean. Because the climate on Bali is gorgeous the majority of the year, many find that planning a vacation to Bali doesn't have to wait until summer breakyou can pack up the family and take a vacation to Bali whenever it strikes your fancy. If you're wondering why Bali is as fabulous as so many seem to think, here is one really good reason why vacationing in Bali will change your lifeBali villas for rent! Yes, you've probably heard of how many big hotel chains are putting emphasis on small luxury villas in exotic places like Mexico, Italy, Spain, Greece, Thailand, and the Caribbean, but none of those villas in any of those places will offer you the luxury, true life altering vacation experiences that you will find when paying Bali villa rentin Bali. Affordable and AmazingIf you are living on a budget like most people are, you are wondering how you could possibly afford a vacation in a place as exotic and far away as the island nation of Bali. Honestly, affording Bali villa rent doesn't require that you hock your grandmother's wedding ring or sell your blood plasma in large quantities. With the myriad of Bali villas for rent you are sure to find one that is affordable for you and still has all the amenities, the location, the events, the perks, the customer service, and the memories you are looking for. One of the most important reasons people visit Bali is for the views. Who wouldn't want to pay Bali villa rent and have an ocean view right off their bathroom or their private swimming pool For as little as $120 USD per night for a 1-4 bedroom villa you can have Mother Ocean as your playmate. If the views aren't enough to convince you to spend the money on villa rentals, maybe you should consider the people. The Balinese people are a people rich in heritage, history, mythology, and the love of dance and celebration. If you've never seen a Balinese dancer you are missing something spectacular. If you decide to look for Bali villas for rent you should consider renting a villa that offers its guests the pleasure of being entertained by highly trained dancersthe colors, the ornamentation, the movements, the beauty, the mystery, the mysticism all working together to blow your mind and your expectations. Bali is beautiful and perfect for the family, the friends, or just the getaway, and renting a villa is more affordable than spending thousands of dollars for a weekend in a metal monstrosity of a hotel. Sure, high end hotels have amenities, but they can't offer the close, intimate feeling that a small luxury villa provides evia. Instead of paying hotel fees and ridiculous prices you can pay Bali villa rent.

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    8:33 am
    The Phenomenal Big Brother Sweden
    The success of the sensational television reality show "Big Brother" has become so popular in Netherlands that it has finally hit Sweden in 2000. It is produced by Endemol, a television production company based in Netherlands. The Big Brother Sweden edition can be viewed in Sweden's Kanal 5. The Big brother TV series is a reality show where a group of people with different personalities live in a house for three months isolated from the outside world. The participants are called housemates and they are constantly monitored by cameras and microphones all the time. The goal of each housemate is to win the prices and avoid eviction from the big brother house. The idea of the show is to provide an opportunity for analysis on individual behavior and responses when they are out of their comfort zone euboia. The BB Netherlands and Big Brother Sweden first season housed the participants in a house that provides basic amenities. Luxury items were forbidden in order to add a survivor element to the show. Each housemate has individual duties to do the housework and house maintenance. Specific task are communicated to each participant privately by the unseen Big Brother. The tasks are given to each housemate to determine their abilities and skills as well as their interpersonal approach with other participants. For 5 straight years (2000 to 2005), the Big Brother Sweden reality show has continued to rank top in television show ratings. In 2006, Big Brother Sweden merged with BB Norway. The success of the reality show attracted many television companies from different countries around the world. The result - it goes global with many countries having their own version of the BB show epaggelmatikos odigos euboias. The region or countries showing the BB series are Netherlands, Sweden, Albania, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, Denmark, Germany, France, Greece, India, Italy, Australia, Spain, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom and the United States. Each county or Region have their specific format for their big brother series but are mostly patterned to the original BB Show in Netherlands and Sweden. Now, it has already branched out for Special Editions. These are the Celebrity Big Brother series, all-stars, Teen, Try out and many more. The success of Big Brother has made new reality shows patterned to it. The shows are: Back to Reality, The Bar, Vanity Lair, I'm a Celebrity. . . Get me out of here, Occupation double and Unanimous. The unique elements of the show have caught many viewers attention making it one of the most popular television programs around the world.

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    Friday, January 20th, 2012
    8:05 pm
    What You Need To Know About Switzerland Travel
    Since time memorial, Switzerland has proved itself as one of the most cherished tourist destinations. Every part of this country seems to be caressed and lying in the lap of nature. The land of magical Alps Mountains, Lake Maggiore and the home of cities like Zurich and Bern need no introduction. An Encounter with the Swiss Cities Switzerland greets you with one of the most beautiful cities on earth-Zurich. This metropoplis is a significant financial center in the world. Apart from its blessed location at the tip of Limmat River, the city has some of breathtakingly wonderful attractions that include Gothic Fraumunster, the Church of Our Lady, the Fluntern Cemetery where the soul of famous Irish writer James Joyce rests in peace. You can take some of the most expensive items home from the Bahnhofstrasse Street meant for the rich. Accommodation is not a problem in this city for there are many a great hotels like The Widder Hotel, The Baur au Lac Hotel, Arabella Atlantis Sheraton Hotel and the like that provide the best of all amenities. Cuddled up on the shores of river Geneva is the historical city of Switzerland-Geneva epaggelmatikos odigos euboias. Amongst a multitude of pulls, the city is known for possessing the worlds tallest fountain, a beautiful flower clock (Hologe Fleurie), the archaic Cathedrale de St. Pierreand the renowned Musee de L Horlogere that enhances your knowledge about the worldwide recognized Swiss watches. The great Luzrens Lowendenkmal, also known as Lion Monument can be gazed in the city of Luzren. epaggelmatikos odigos euboias The city is endowed with beautiful surroundings that include villages and mountains. The Luzren city happens to be at the spot where the River Reuss flows out of Lake Luzren. The bees are related to honey and water to bridges. So there are some grand worthwhile bridges here. For instance The Chaff Bridge, the Kapellbrucke or The Chapel Bridge that If you are stunned with the popularity and status of bears, you have stepped in the metropolis Bern. Bern is a delightful city that is the capital of Switzerland and is nestled in a curve in the River Aare. The ancient exotic fountains, the majestic arcades that seem to be eternal and caring, the Kunstmuseum or art Museum with the original magnum opus of the genius Swiss painter Paul Klee, are some of the outstanding features of the Bern city. Some more museums like Bern Historical Museum that presents exclusive archaeological artifacts; 15th century tapestries etc. , The Natural History Museum, the Communication Museum and the Kunsthalle Bern Museum always receive the vacationers attention. The Bernese Oberland region of Bern is an evergreen tourist destination. The area has some of the captivating spots like Interlaken town that is bedecked by three mountains namely Jungfrau, Monch and the Eiger. The spectacular Grindelwald Glacier near the recognized Grindelwald resort never lets one take off his eyes from it. To elate your spirits the Trummelbach Falls that can be distinctively viewed via an elevator built in the rock and the Staubbach Waterfalls await your visit. To rock your body on the pulsating music, celebrate with the Swiss their highly acclaimed Montreaux Jazz Festival in the Montreaux city. What can also be relished is the amazing work of art of the mentally ill and criminals at the distinguished Collection de lArt Brut museum that is to be found in the city of Lausanne. The town of Klosters is swarming with visitors for its fantastic ski resort that too is known as Klosters. Skiing can also be enjoyed at the popular skiing resorts in the town of St. Moritz. Since the town rests on the southern side of Alps Mountains at an altitude of 6000 feet, it is all the more appealing to the visitors.

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    Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
    8:59 am
    The High Cost of Greece's Debt
    Due to massive mismanagement and government corruption, Greece has found itself in a world of financial trouble, and no matter what they do, it does not seem they are going to be able to help themselves. evia After drawing up a plan to offer bonds in an attempt to raise some of the 54 billion euros Greece needs to sustain itself for 2010, the markets failed to respond as investors shunned the country's offer when worries surfaced regarding its growing debt. The government raised its increased estimate for Greece's debt above their most recent figures, which means international relief is a certainty. The financing will have to come from an emergency aid package that was arranged two weeks ago in Brussels in which its euro zone partners - the 16 countries that use the euro - pledged up to 30 billion euros in loans to Greece. The International Monetary Fund has committed to providing an additional 15 billion euros. The 30 billion euros in loans, pledged by the euro zone partners, are still waiting approval by legislators in some of the countries. The strongest resistance is coming from Germany as French and German banks currently hold the largest portions of Greece's sovereign debt. A default on such a loan would weigh heavily on the country by adding financial strain. However, Germany has pledged to solidarity and has agreed to help Greece as an attempt to stabilize the euro. Athens will most likely receive its money in small pieces rather than in one large cheque. For now, this money may help Greece meet its short-term debt, as it needs 10 billion euros in May to cover redemptions and primary government deficit. It has few options for fuelling growth and the expected outcome is the demand for Greece to make even greater deficit cuts. Greece did not mention any new budget cuts though. The government has already employed two austerity packages aimed at cutting spending and increasing revenue, which have fuelled unrest from unions. For Greece, Spain, Italy, Ireland and Portugal, this financial issue has highlighted the constraints of euro membership as they are facing years of belt-tightening just when their economies could use a lift from additional spending. Other countries such as Austria, the Netherlands and Germany have kept their debt down, in part, by restraining domestic wage increases. Mismanagement of money can be detrimental not only to countries but to anyone, and asking to borrow additional money when you still owe makes any lender question your ability to deal with finances. If your financial circumstances are in a similar situation, you may want to consider a car title loan or a bad credit loan in an attempt to consolidate and get your money back on track. There are many private lending institutions that offer bad credit loans. They can easily be found on-line 24-hours a day.

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    Monday, January 16th, 2012
    8:21 pm
    How To Find Cheap Airfare Within Europe
    It is often tiresome to search for cheap airfare between European cities and has been near hopeless for a number of years. Travelers were told that Europeans didn't bother offering cheap airfare. Instead of by air, they traveled at a low cost within Europe using the railway system or rented cars to get around if required. However, now there are situations where cheap airfares within Europe are in fact the only option, peculiarly when time is of the essence. Some travelers cannot afford to pay not-so-cheap prices to get from Point A to Point B using airfare within Europe, but they often require to get there faster than say, by car. The primary point to consider when researching cheap airfares within Europe is to look and see if you can arrive and depart from cities different than your originals. Why Because a different terminal may be cheaper to fly from, or to, when planning airfare within Europe. Restructuring a trip to admit for a little more travel isn't terribly bad, especially IF there are giant savings, yes The problem with really cheap airfares within Europe is that there can be strings attached. Perhaps your return trip will be almost twice the cost of the one that got you there in the first place. Or the dates you can choose to travel may be very restrictive. And don't forget that the tax on some of these cheap airfares within Europe is as a rule more than the flight itself. Also, be sure to bear in mind that shopping for cheap European airfares isn't the same as in North America. There aren't many connecting flights in Europe and the majority of cheap airfares are straight, city to city runs. Places to Look for Cheap Airfares within Europe It may be important to note that we are not supporting any of the following airlines. It's a reasonable starting point for cheap European airfare, however. Here are some of the movers and shakers in the cheap European airfare game so you can get started with your cheap airfare within Europe research. Basiq Air - Has a home base in Holland and flies to 20 cities, give or take. Flights from Amsterdam run anywhere between 30-60 EUR ($37-74 USD). BMI Baby Airlines - Offers routes across Europe. Simple Jet - A very large amount of routes across Europe. However, there is an extra burden if you book with a credit card, and there are no refunds, unless there are extenuating circumstances (i. e. epaggelmatikos odigos euboias death of a family member). Germania Express - Discount flights between Spain, Italy, Germany and Greece. Sky Europe - Apparently the cardinal deduct airline in middle Europe. Snowflake - Caters for the Mediterranean from Europe. Continent Express - Taxes and fees at this locale are incomparably higher than the authentic fares. Volare Airlines - An Italian based airline. Wizz Air - A new airline, but quite prolific with it's customers. Travels between Warsaw and Athens. Finding cheap airfares within Europe doesn't have to be an uphill battle. epaggelmatikos odigos evias As long as you're armed with the correct facts and appropriate resources, you're on your way to finding that cheap airfare!

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    8:20 am
    Things to Do in Karpenisi Greece
    Karpenisi is nestled right in Central Greece. It is also the capital of Evrytania. The town was built right on the slopes of the beautiful Mount Tymfristos at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level. Visitors will find a large selection of choice hotels, rooms and guesthouses to fit any budget. Accommodation in Karpenisi is very affordable. This will enable guests from all over to easily enjoy Greece at a reasonable price. During the winter months of late December to about mid April, Karpenisi is a winter hot spot. Visitors who enjoy skiing and winter sports come flocking to Karpenisi and surrounding towns to enjoy the popular ski centre Velhouhi. Velouchi ski resort is located 12 km from Karpenisi. The Centre was created in 1974. Throughout the years improvements have been continously made to the resort. On site there is a functioning Chalet of hospitality of 100 individuals, restaurant, caferteria, bar, first aid and a dance floor. Bus transportation is available to and from the ski resort. Velouchi has 11 runs, 6 ski lifts and a ski school. The slopes range in different levels of difficulty of oscillating hypsometric difference from 1800- 2040m. Bring your own equipment or take advantage of the Centres rental options. Experience an amazing view of the city below and the majestic mountains from one of the many ski lifts. During the summer months, Karpenisi becomes the haven for alternative tourism. F-Zein Active is an outdoor and adventure company that has been successfully operating for the last 10 years. Activities such as rafting, camping, canoeing, kayaking, canyoning, trekking, 4x4 jeep and etc. can be done through F-Zein Active. All of the activity associates are highly trained and experienced outdoor instructors. Most of the companys instructors have graduated from physical education and athletics schools. Rafting- It is done on a six to twelve seater inflatable that slides down the rivers of the Evrytania. While rafting, enjoy the lush landscape along with an adrenaline rush. River Trikeriotis is considered one of Greeces most demanding rivers to raft. This course is for the experienced adventurer. Trekking- Take a nature walk tour of the famous Proussou Monastery. Near the end of the trek, vistors can rappel down into Mavri Spilia Gorge euboia. Another Trekking option leads from Aniada village of Mount Kaliakoudas. This path is filled with fir trees and is good for all age groups. Canoe and Kayak- Tours of the Kremaston Reservoir are available on one or two seater canoes that are especially designed for use on lakes. Kayaking activities are located on the River Krikelopotamos. This river is packed full of channels and gushing rapids. Good kayaking technique is required. Canyoning- It is the combination of trekking, swimming and rapelling. Viniani Gorge is relatively easy for all ages. This gorge holds five waterfalls and waterslides. epaggelmatikos odigos euboias The highest waterfall is 15m. 4x4- This activity offers tours to Agrafa, Helidona and Panta Vrechi. Semeli Guesthouse- There are double, triple studios and suites available. All rooms have a breathe taking view of Karpenisi and the Potamia Valley. Whether you chose to raft down the River Tavropos decent to rapelling into the Vothonas Gorge on a canyoning excursion, F-Zine will provide all the equipment you will need to enjoy your activity of choice. Educational, leisure programs, paintball games and camping trips are also available for children and young people. Another great place to visit is The Saloon Park epaggelmatikos odigos evias. It is a year round dude ranch that is located 1 mile south of Karpenisi. The park combines Greek nature with the Americas old west. The Saloon is the perfect choice for all ages. Tourists can partake in horseback riding, kids train rides, shooting galleries, archery, wall scaling, mountain bikking, trekking, canyoning, shopping, and country music concerts. During the month of August, The Saloon holds the Mountain Rock Festival. The Saloon offers two horseback riding options. The Long ride is geared towards adults and the Short ride is suitable for the parks smaller visitors. The Long ride will take you up the river of the Karpenisi through the woods. Submerge yourself in the lovely panoramic landscapes surrounding you and your horse. Saloon Park escorts will be there to help teach you basic horseriding principals and they will show you around. The Karpenisi Greece area is filled with stunning natural beauty and wondrous scenery and landscapes that will leave visitors will memorable memories that will last a lifetime.

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    Sunday, January 15th, 2012
    7:22 pm
    Save Big Bucks on Travel Health Insurance
    You may be planning for a quick weekend getaway or perhaps, you intend to leave the country for a much longer time, probably a month-long cruise tour around the world. Whatever your travel itinerary is, you need one thing and that is travel insurance. But the question is, with the rising costs of all products and services on the face of the planet today, is it possible to get a cheap dealThe good news is that yes, it is possible. In fact, it is very easy. Saving money on your travel insurance policy is possible if you consider the following tips. Single versus Annual PolicyIf you are a regular traveler, you would save big bucks if you go for the annual travel policy. Annual travel health insurance costs considerably less than single trip policies combined. Of course, this is only ideal for people who travel all the time. If you only travel once a year, it would cost you more instead of help you save money if you go for the annual policy. Worldwide CoverIf you are only traveling to one destination, it would be cheaper to skip the worldwide cover. It would be best to get coverage only for the country that you intend to visit. If you have multiple destinations such as if you intend to go on a European cruise to see Italy, France, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, and Greece, it would be best to get a wide coverage that covers your entire trip to Europe. Choosing the right coverage will lower down the overall cost of travel insurance. Specialist policiesIf you are a senior citizen or you have a pre-existing medical condition, insurance rates will be much higher for you. Same as if you plan to do adventurous activities including bungee jumping, sky diving, skiing, hang gliding, mountain climbing, snowboarding, and so many more. For these circumstances, it would be a smart move to go for specialist policies which will cover your specific situation and at the same time, not hurt your pockets in the process. evia Policy overlapIf you already have certain insurance policies, you should check the inclusions and features carefully so you avoid coverage overlap. epaggelmatikos odigos euboias For example, if you already have medical insurance, you may no longer need visitor medical insurance. Instead, you should obtain insurance for trip cancellation and loss or theft. This is unless of course your existing medical insurance does not cover for illnesses and injuries out of the country. For this case, you still need visitor medical insurance. Just see to it that you check carefully the coverage of your policies so you don't buy more than what you need. Comparison shoppingJust like with any products or service, it would greatly help to do thorough comparative shopping for all the insurance policies that you stumble upon. Compare costs and inclusions so you can get one that will not just give you the cheapest deal but one that will give you the best value for your money.

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    7:23 am
    William Kritsonis, Phd - Biographical Information
    William Allan Kritsonis, PhD Dr. Kritsonis Lectures at the University of Oxford, Oxford, England In 2005, Dr. Kritsonis was an Invited Visiting Lecturer at the Oxford Round Table at Oriel College in the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. His lecture was entitled the Ways of Knowing Through the Realms of Meaning. Dr. Kritsonis Recognized as Distinguished Alumnus In 2004, Dr. William Allan Kritsonis was recognized as the Central Washington University Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus for the College of Education and Professional Studies. Dr. Kritsonis was nominated by alumni, former students, friends, faculty, and staff. Final selection was made by the Alumni Association Board of Directors. evia Recipients are CWU graduates of 20 years or more and are recognized for achievement in their professional field and have made a positive contribution to society. For the second consecutive year, U. S. News and World Report placed Central Washington University among the top elite public institutions in the west. CWU was 12th on the list in the 2006 On-Line Education of Americas Best Colleges. Educational Background Dr. William Allan Kritsonis earned his BA in 1969 from Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington. In 1971, he earned his M. Ed. from Seattle Pacific University. In 1976, he earned his PhD from the University of Iowa. In 1981, he was a Visiting Scholar at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, and in 1987 was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. In June 2008, Dr. Kritsonis received the Doctor of Humane Letters, School of Graduate Studies from Southern Christian University. The ceremony was held at the Hilton Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. Professional Experience Dr. Kritsonis began his career as a teacher. He has served education as a principal, superintendent of schools, director of student teaching and field experiences, invited guest professor, author, consultant, editor-in-chief, and publisher. Dr. Kritsonis has earned tenure as a professor at the highest academic rank at two major universities. Books Articles Lectures - Workshops Dr. Kritsonis lectures and conducts seminars and workshops on a variety of topics. He is author of more than 500 articles in professional journals and several books. His popular book SCHOOL DISCIPLINE: The Art of Survival is scheduled for its fourth edition. He is the author of the textbook William Kritsonis, PhD on Schooling that is used by many professors at colleges and universities throughout the nation and abroad. In 2007, Dr. Kritsonis version of the book of Ways of Knowing Through the Realms of Meaning (858 pages) was published in the United States of America in cooperation with partial financial support of Visiting Lecturers, Oxford Round Table (2005) epaggelmatikos odigos evias. The book is the product of a collaborative twenty-four year effort started in 1978 with the late Dr. Philip H. Phenix. Dr. Kritsonis was in continuous communication with Dr. Phenix until his death in 2002. In 2007, Dr. Kritsonis was the lead author of the textbook Practical Applications of Educational Research and Basic Statistics. The text provides practical content knowledge in research for graduate students at the doctoral and masters levels. In 2008, Dr. Kritsonis book Non-Renewal of Public School Personnel Contracts: Selected Supreme and District Court Decisions in Accordance with the Due Process of Law is scheduled for publication by The Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, New York. Dr. Kritsonis seminar and workshop on Writing for Professional Publication has been very popular with both professors and practitioners. Persons in attendance generate an article to be published in a refereed journal at the national or international levels. Dr. Kritsonis has traveled and lectured throughout the United States and world-wide. Some recent international tours include Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Turkey, Italy, Greece, Monte Carlo, England, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Poland, Germany, and many more. Founder of National FORUM Journals Over 4,000 Professors Published Dr. Kritsonis is founder of NATIONAL FORUM JOURNALS (since 1983). These publications represent a group of highly respected scholarly academic periodicals. Over 4,000 writers have been published in these refereed, peer-reviewed periodicals. In 1983, he founded the National FORUM of Educational Administration and Supervision now acclaimed by many as the United States leading recognized scholarly academic refereed journal in educational administration, leadership, and supervision euboia. In 1987, Dr. Kritsonis founded the National FORUM of Applied Educational Research Journal whose aim is to conjoin the efforts of applied educational researchers world-wide with those of practitioners in education. He founded the National FORUM of Teacher Education Journal, National FORUM of Special Education Journal, National FORUM of Multicultural Issues Journal, International Journal of Scholarly Academic Intellectual Diversity, International Journal of Management, Business, and Administration, and the DOCTORAL FORUM National Journal for Publishing and Mentoring Doctoral Student Research. The DOCTORAL FORUM is the only refereed journal in America committed to publishing doctoral students while they are enrolled in course work in their doctoral programs. In 1997, he established the Online Journal Division of National FORUM Journals that publishes academic scholarly refereed articles daily on the website: www. nationalforum. com. Over 500 professors have published online. In January 2007, Dr. Kritsonis established Focus: On Colleges, Universities, and Schools. Professorial Roles Dr. Kritsonis has served in professorial roles at Central Washington University, Washington; Salisbury State University, Maryland; Northwestern State University, Louisiana; McNeese State University, Louisiana; and Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge in the Department of Administrative and Foundational Services. In 2006, Dr. Kritsonis published two articles in the Two-Volume Set of the Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration published by SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, California. He is a National Reviewer for the Journal of Research on Leadership, University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). In 2007, Dr. Kritsonis has been invited to write a history and philosophy of education for the ABC-CLIO Encyclopedia of World History. Currently, Dr. Kritsonis is Professor of Educational Leadership at Prairie View A&M University Member of the Texas A&M University System. He teaches in the newly established PhD Program in Educational Leadership. Dr. Kritsonis taught the Inaugural class session in the doctoral program at the start of the fall 2004 academic year. In October 2006, Dr. Kritsonis chaired the first doctoral student to earn a PhD in Educational Leadership at Prairie View A&M University. He lives in Houston, Texas.

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