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    Biggest Christmas Tree Lit Up: 25th of December, 2009
    11.28.2009 TRAVEL INFO
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    The fir tree is a symbol of a living Christmas spirit and rebirth, as it is green all year round even in the cold of winter. Some time ago it was a symbol of family and togetherness, since the Christmas tree was used as a decoration in the main room. Presently, many cities, towns, and department stores put up public Christmas trees outdoors. No one can deny that it creates a magical atmosphere on winter days.

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    Worlds Most Expensive Cities
    Worlds Priciest Places to Live

    TRAVEL INFO in Tokyo, Japan

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    Breathtaking; true sight to behold during the day and at night. The most awesome metropolis in Asia. Commercial, Financial and educational center. One of the most densely populated cities in the world... And even more... The capital and the largest city of Japan, Tokyo, has won another title in 2009. Presently, it is the most expensive place in the...

  • Photo of Festival of Lights, 11th of December 2009 - 3rd of January 2010, Vancouver


    Festival of Lights, 11th of December 2009 - 3rd of January 2010
    Vancouver, Canada

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    Winter is usually seen as a dark, cold and damp period. However, Vancouver can can flip it 180 degrees. Be ready to get into a bright atmosphere, full of lights and colors! The city is offering you something special: 1.4 million lights with seasonal music and community choirs - it is a great therapy for winter depression. The December Festival of L...

  • Photo of Cambalache Festival, 7-13 of December 2009, Buenos Aires


    Cambalache Festival, 7-13 of December 2009
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    No matter what time of year you visit Buenos Aires you're bound to find the city in a mood of celebration. December visitors will still find pleasant weather in the city as well as a great traditional festival - Cambalache Festival. Argentineans are famed for their dancing. Not without reason it is said that the dance embodies the history and menta...

  • Photo of The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 8th of December 2009, Rome


    The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 8th of December 2009
    Long Lasting Tradition of Rome

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    The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated to emphasize the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To the Roman Catholic, the 8th of December is a significant date. In every early December, the Pope or his envoy places flowers at the column of the Piazza di Spagna. It is the only one festival in the Catholic church that does no...

  • Photo of Christmas Market in Budapest, Budapest


    Christmas Market in Budapest
    December with Hungarian Flavour

    CHRISTMAS MARKET in Budapest, Hungary

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    Wide selection of traditional Hungarian products, the festive atmosphere, amazing settings and diverse range of thematic programmes - all in one place. The 11th Budapest Christmas Fair is coming to town. Each year more than 500,000 people visit Winter Festival - a traditional Hungarian annual event. Not without a reason it is considered to be one o...

  • Photo of Copenhagen: A Fairy Tale City, Copenhagen


    Copenhagen: A Fairy Tale City
    Where the Magic Happens...

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    It is said that the winter is a time of magic. Then Copenhagen is a city that looks best dressed in white winter coat. Ancient castles, churches and canals enhance the mysterious ambience of Copenhagen. In addition, the famous writer - Hans Christian Anderson and the rich history of the city endow the region with fairytale miracle. It is definitely...

  • Photo of What is Music? Festival 12 - 19 december 2009, Sydney


    What is Music? Festival 12 - 19 december 2009
    From Sydney to Melbourne

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    After its return in 2008, the music festival "What Is Music?" is back again attempting even more sublime experimental music programming. This year festival is presenting the unification of three Australia's cities. You will be able to see the incredible performances and events unleashed upon Sydney, Perth and Melbourne. An extraordinary journey int...

  • Photo of Beijing - Reflection of Chinese Culture, Beijing


    Beijing - Reflection of Chinese Culture
    Oriental Heritage

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    The Yellow river boasts to be a cradle of ancient Chinese civilization. The country that once had a glorious and prosperous heyday, left shining historic relicts for the further generations. Presently China is considered to be a country full of contrasts: rich and poor, old and new, ordinated and chaotic. However, some of the cities are still conti...

  • Photo of The London International Horse Show, London


    The London International Horse Show
    Held on 15-21 December, 2009

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    See the celebrities of the equestrian world compete and perform as the fabulous London International Horse Show is coming back to town. From the 15th till 21st of December 2009 at the exhibition center Olympia London, you will be able to enjoy the spectacular show full of jumping events, galloping and dressage steps. In addition to the sporting con...

  • Photo of 2009 East Asian Games, 5 - 13 of December, 2009, Hong Kong


    2009 East Asian Games, 5 - 13 of December, 2009
    MultiSport Event in Hong Kong

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    The Hong Kong has always been known as the capital of events of East Asia. There is always something happening in Downtown or outskirts of the city. Between the 5th and 13th of December the city is presenting The Hong Kong 2009 East Asian Games (EAG). It is a top Asia's showpiece athletic gathering that features first class athletes from nine parti...

  • Photo of Miss World 2009, Johannesburg


    Miss World 2009
    Johannesburg, 12th of December 2009

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    For the second year in a row, Johannesburg (the biggest city of South Africa) will host the Miss World beauty competition. Some critics of the beauty pageants claim that beauty contests are sexist as they force women to fit into a feminine stereotypes. However, it still attracts a huge attention from media as well as a support from billions of view...

  • Photo of The Davis Cup, 4 - 6 of December 2009, Barcelona


    The Davis Cup, 4 - 6 of December 2009
    Barcelona, Spain

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    The Davis Cup - a largest annual international team competition in sports - is the premier international team event in men's tennis. The history of the competition began in 1990 as a challenge between the United States and Great Britain. Nowadays, the Davis cup is considered to be a vital event that promotes the growth of tennis in general. React...

  • Photo of Istanbul European Capital of Culture 2010, Istanbul


    Istanbul European Capital of Culture 2010
    Cultural Bridge Between Europe and Asia

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    Many European cities have used the title of "European City of Culture" as a chance to transform their cultural base and, in doing so, to be viewed internationally. Is the most successful project of the European Commission in the field of culture and overwhelming way for the city to be noticed. An opportunity to showcase its cultural life and cultur...

  • Photo of The Festival of La Salute, 21st of November 2009, Venice


    The Festival of La Salute, 21st of November 2009
    Venice, Italy

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    One of the most important religious festivals in Venice is called The Festival of La Salute. It takes place in remembrance of the end of 1630’s plague. The church, Basilica Santa Maria della Salute, was built in thanks to the end of the plague and is still one of the most famous churches in Venice. The festival has been celebrated since 1687, ...

  • Photo of Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Vancouver


    Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games
    12 - 28 of February, 2010

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    Vancouver has been announced to be the capital of winter. The coldest season brings the hottest emotions and the triumph of the best! The 21st Olympic Winter Games will be held on the 12th - 28th of February, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. All the winter sports enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that eighty-six winter sports events have been announce...

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    What to do on a sunday in Berlin?
    Check out the EastSeven Berlin Hostel top 10!

    BACKPACKER STORIES in Berlin, Germany

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    Staying in Berlin over the weekend? Don't have plans yet on how to spend the sunday? Then read on. The EastSeven Berlin hostel likes to keep her guests informed on all cool events and activities in Berlin. In this blog we give some insider tips on what to do on a sunday. Here is our top 10: 1.)Go for a Brunch. Some nice places for a brunch: Anna...

  • Photo of December in Moscow, Moscow


    December in Moscow
    Its Not All About Cold

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    Have you been dreaming about white trees, frozen lakes, breathtaking cold and falling snowflakes all around since you were a child? Yes? Meet December in Russia! Feel what it is like to be there! Moscow has always been famous for its hospitality and openness. Cold climate, but hot city. This year the capital of Russia is announced to be the capital...

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