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Edinburgh, a beautiful city rich in fantastic architecture, history and culture is now rapidly becoming one of Europe’s most popular destinations. Edinburgh fuses together the medieval Old Town, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the Georgian New Town, creating a harmonious balance of traditional and contemporary design. Quiet and mysterious cobbled lanes merge effortlessly with a bustling high street full of fashionable shops, bars and restaurants. Here’s our run down of Edinburgh’s top five must-see attractions:
One of the oldest and most dominant structures in the city, Edinburgh Castle has a history that dates back to around 900 BC. More >
Some animals like to hang in packs but none more so than the mauve stinger jellyfish. These slimy critters have been seen massing in millions for miles on end. In recent years, they have been making their way inland to Spanish beaches and are now slowly but surely heading for France and Italy.
What is causing these jellyfish to go from the ocean to the beaches? The rising ocean temperatures and over fishing have seen a decline in the number of jellyfish eating animals like sea turtles causing a population explosion. And this year the Cote D’Azur, particularly the beach of More >
Monaco is small – really small. Its entire population is only 33,000 but that doesn’t stop it from being the most sought after spot in the world by the rich and famous. It is one of the most expensive countries to live in as well as one of the most lavish. And it’s about to expand, thanks to good old stilts technology.
Now when we think stilts we think clowns swaying to and fro over us at a carnival. Well yes, it will go something like that minus the clowns and the swaying (we hope!). By using extensive oil rig technology, More >
Archeologists are constantly finding new artifacts that hail back to the golden years of ancient Greece. While most of these are housed at the largest Greek museum, the National Museum of Athens, most of which is found in Piraeus, Attica and the Saronic Gulf isles reside in the Pireaus Museum.
It should be noted this museum is no shabby second to the one in Athens. In the Archaic, Classic, and Hellenistic ages, Pireaus was a political, cultural, military and commercial hub due to its strategic location along the Mediterranean. It was actually here, not Athens, where the potent Athens navy kept More >
If you love the seaside, than the Pembrokeshire Fish Week 2008 is right up your alley, err, waterway. The sunny community in West Wales is holding their annual festival this year from June 21 – 29. In short, participants will be able to take in the rugged Welsh coastal cliffs, traipse along the sandy beaches and sample local cuisine from the ocean below.
You will not go bored or hungry either. More than 150 events will transpire over the course of Fish Week including fishing trips, water sports, competitions, exhibitions, arts and crafts, crab catching, harbor tours, river boat cruises, cook-offs and More >
At 850 years young, Munich is certainly not ancient in comparison to other European cities. None the less, the city wants to celebrate its centuries’ long evolution, from its humble beginning as a monestary to its contemporary atmosphere today.
The theme of the celebration is “building bridges.” It must be noted that “Bridges” wasn’t randomly selected. As olden tradition has it, Munich dates back to Henry the Line (1158) who destroyed the Isar Bridge which lay to the north. He then built a new, modernized bridge near “Munichen.” Hence, the motto aims to connect the aforementioned small time start of Munich to its More >
On Thursday a man with a rucksack jetted across the path of an aircraft, climbed the perimeter fence and was gone as quickly as he came. Numerous calls to 999 were received and local police and Scotland Yard rushed to the scene.
According to witnesses’ the man kicked off his shoes before he took plight hand was later arrested. Nothing suspicious was in the bag and his mysterious behavior seemingly has no real substance behind it. Regardless, the airport was More >
Bournemouth, UK has proudly announced their planned construction of an artificial reef, Europe’s first. Building beings in spring 2008 and if all goes well the reef should be completed by October 2008.
The area is already highly sought after because of its excellent water sport facilities. The reef will definitely contribute in putting Bournemouth on the map as one of Europe’s premier surfing destinations.
The Marine and Fisheries Agency has also taken all environmental issues into consideration before approving the reef. MFA promises that all potential negative issues have been resolved and are thrilled with the addition.
The reef will be complimented More >
Biometrics is the technology which captures biological data. It records individual characteristics like fingerprints, voice patterns and measurements of the eyes retinas and irises. In a world where identity theft and other mishaps are common place, authenticity of users is increasingly important, which is where this new biometric technology comes in.
Once data is scanned it is often encrypted into a software application or, in our case, onto ones visa. The UK is first to try this advanced technology. The country is requiring that anyone coming from overseas must have a biometric visa in hand or they won’t be allowed admittance.
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Honeymooners from all over the world flock to Europe after vows have been said, parties have been thrown and guests have returned home. And it’s to no surprise that of the 10 top honeymoon hotels in all of Europe, half are located in Italy, proving that this olden country is also one of the most beautiful and romantic. This list features 10 of the most superlative places to whisk away for your first nights together as newlyweds.