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    This “Queen of the Arabian Sea” is situated on the west coast of India in the state of Kerala.
    Kochin has passed through the hands of the Arabs, British, Chinese, Dutch and Portugese all of whom have left their marks on the history and development of the city. It has emerged as the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala and is divided into modern Ernakulam to the east and the old districts of Mattancherry and Fort Kochi on a peninsula to the west. The backwaters separating them ...

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    04.15.2009

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    One of the busiest seaports in Asia and Taiwan's second largest city, Kaohsiung is also home to the country's largest steel mill, shipyard, petrochemical complexes and a thriving fishing industry. The Port was developed during Japanese occupation (1895-1945) and after the end of WWII, the city was placed under Chinese administration. Kaohsiung d...

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    04.15.2009

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    DESTINATIONS in Davao City, Philipines
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    Called the city in bloom, Davao is the most important city on the island of Mindanao and the largest in the Phillipines in terms of land area with over one million people calling it home. With a predominantly migrant population, the city celebrates it's diverse culture with the many languages and dialects spoken in the city including Filipino, ...

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    04.15.2009

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    Starting off as a port on the Han River, Danang was under French control after Vietnam was conquered. When the American troops landed, they worked with the Saigon government to build the city into a military, political and cultural centre. Industries flourished, resulting in the substitution by industrial zones of handicraft workshops, but after t...

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    04.15.2009

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    You can find this modern city in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, gateway to the famous Three Gorges that form the focal point of the city's tourism industry. Historically, the Fishing Town is the site of China's ancient battlefields. Chongqing is also the starting point of the Yangtze River Cruise that takes in the stunning scenery of the c...

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    04.15.2009

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    DESTINATIONS in Chiang Mai, Thailand
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    You will find the second largest city in Thailand nestled in a ring of mountains in the north of the country. Chiang Mai has a history that dates back to Lanna Kingdom 700 years ago and a very distinctive culture with a mix of local, ethnic and expatriate communities. With lovely landscape, the area is known as the Rose of the North and has pre...

  • Photo of Chengdu China, Chengdu

    04.15.2009

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    A charming mix of modern tree-lined avenues and narrow streets of traditional half-timbered houses, it is a treat to visit this capital of the Sichuan province in China. The city is famous for the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, possibly the oldest functioning irrigation system in China and a World Heritage Site. Chengdu is also famous for its cot...

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    04.15.2009

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    Known as the Queen city of the South, Cebu is the Phillipines' oldest city and the country's seat of Christianity. Take a trip back in time by exploring the city which has a heritage dating back to the 16th century when Portugese explorer Ferdinand Magellan planted a cross on Cebu's shore in the service of Spain. The Cebu province is one of...

  • Photo of Balikpapan Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur

    04.15.2009

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    Beginning as a fishing village, Balikpapan, a city in East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo is now a centre of the petroleum, mining and timber industries. Before the oil development era, Balikpapan was a quiet town but now has progressed and expanded in size to cater for the majority of people who earn a living from working in the oil indust...

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    04.15.2009

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    Have you ever thought about the perfect getaway,the one that could open your mind,and offer the widest range of experiences? I am sure many destinations pop into your head, but, have you considered Southeast Asia? whether you're interested the unbroken nature of Manado, the ancient palaces of Surakarta, or the in the futuristic architechture of Sin...

  • Photo of San Francisco Hostels, San Francisco

    04.03.2009

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    DESTINATIONS in San Francisco, USA
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    In 1776, the Spanish established a fort at the Golden Gate and a mission named for Francis of Assisi. The California Gold Rush in 1848 propelled San Francisco into a period of rapid growth, transforming it into the largest city on the West Coast at the time. After being devastated by the 1906 earthquake and fire, San Francisco was quickly rebuilt, ...

  • Photo of Hostel in Beijing China, Beijing

    03.31.2009

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    DESTINATIONS in Beijing, China
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    Each step along the Great Wall of China is like going back in time and is an exciting experience for any visitor. The longest man made stucture and with a history of more than 2000 years, the Great Wall snakes it's way over mountains, deserts, grasslands and plateaus stretching approximately 6,700 kilometres over the country. Even though some secti...

  • Photo of Hostels London Icons, London

    03.26.2009

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    DESTINATIONS in London, England
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    Big Ben and the Westminster Palace are two of the most recognisable landmarks of London. The Palace was the residence of the Kings of England from the eleventh to sixteenth centuries. In Medieval England, Kings used to summon their courts to wherever they happened to be at the time, but by the fourteenth century the judicial and parliamentary court...

  • Photo of THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING, New York

    03.16.2009

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    This architectural marvel was constructed during the Great Depression of the 1930s and is a monument to that era. You will find the popular attraction, which has starred in over 90 movies and was the previous record holder of the world's tallest building, at Fifth and 34th streets. The building is the result of a competition between Walter Chrysler...

  • Photo of Best Time to visit MEXICO, Mexico City

    03.08.2009

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    DESTINATIONS in Mexico City, Mexico
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    Mexico is a great place to visit all year round with some amazing attractions to see. In regards to the weather, the best time to visit is from October to the start of May when it is more pleasant as the summer months from May to September get very hot and humid. If you wish to see Mexico's amazing beaches and spend some time swimming then go d...

  • Photo of Iguazu Falls Hostels , Puerto Iguazu

    03.05.2009

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    DESTINATIONS in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
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    Without a doubt the Iguazu Falls are among the most beautiful in the world. Found deep in the South American Jungles, the falls mark the borders of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. The falls are 2.5 miles long and hold a vast collection of many living creatures; exotic spiders, butterflies, crocodiles and flora. You can visit from either th...

  • Photo of Oslo Hostels, Oslo

    02.22.2009

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    Oslo's history begins in the Middle Ages and though the town has gone through much development, there are still many traces of its history. If you wish to learn about the Vikings, the Norweigan capital is the place to go. You may visit the Viking Ship Museum where you can admire the beautifully carved ships that once sailed as far as America. Osl...

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    02.07.2009

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    In Singapore everything is very well organized and very very clean. It is a perfect place to go. People from Singapore have a passion for shops and for food. So here you can endlessly shop and eat. But you can also see beautiful things and enjoy the nature in the city. Singapore is a shopping paradise for everyone because it has a lot of huge s...

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