Holidays in Switzerland

sww.jpgSwitzerland is a small country that sits smack dab in the middle of the Alps, making for 360-degree scenery wherever a person finds themselves. Numerous lakes also add to the picture postcard look of this country, whose most famous citizen may have been the fictional Heidi. From banks to bucolic alpine meadows, Switzerland has it all.Best Places :

Bern
bern.jpgBern is a picturesque medieval city with a history that dates back to the 12th century, though it did not become a part of the Swiss Confederacy until the 16th century. Its most famous attraction is the Zytglogge, an ancient clock tower with moving puppets.

Lucerne
lun.jpgLucerne, located in the German-speaking section of Switzerland, is a city that has it all: city life, a lake and mountains. Considered one of the world’s prettiest cities, Lucerne is most famous for its 14th century Chapel Bridge and Water Tower, which is said to be the most photographed monument in Switzerland. 

Lake Geneva
luj.jpgOne of the largest lakes in Europe, Lake Geneva lies on the course of the Rhone river on the frontier between France and Switzerland. Aside from the city Geneva most destinations in the Lake Geneva region are in either the Swiss canton of Vaud or the French department of Haute Savoie.

Lugano
lugano.jpgLugano has been nicknamed the “Monte Carlo of Switzerland,” because of its growing popularity with celebrities. The city is located on Lake Lugano, in the Italian speaking section of this alpine country. Lugano, which is blessed with warm summers, dates back to the 9th century.

Jungfrau Region
ju.jpgThe Jungfrau Region is one of the best places to visit in Switzerland, both in summer and winter. A century or two ago, this Alps region was only visited by hard-core adventurers who wanted to ski or climb through the mountains. Now, thanks to an extensive network of railways and well-maintained foot and bike paths, the area is accessible to many types of travelers.

Zermatt
ze.jpgZermatt is a small town that is famous for skiing and mountaineering due to its proximity to the Matterhorn, one of Switzerland’s highest mountains. Cable cars whisk skiers up surrounding mountains in the winter and hikers in the summer.

Zurich
zurich.jpgSwitzerland’s largest city, Zurich, will appeal to travelers with an interest in culture since it boasts more than 50 museums and over 100 art galleries. When visitors get tired of shopping for internationally famous Swiss brand-name goods, they can take a boat ride on Lake Zurich or go hiking in the nearby mountains.

Geneva
geneva.jpgGeneva is a city where international influences reign supreme. It is home to the International Red Cross Committee and the European headquarters of the United Nations, as well as 20 other international organizations.

Lausanne
lausanne.jpgAthletes with Olympic aspirations may enjoy a visit to Lausanne, a scenic city that is the second largest on Lake Geneva, as it is home to the International Olympic Committee. Lausanne also is the gateway to some of the world’s best ski slopes.

Interlaken
interlakenInterlaken used to be known as a watch making center, but today it’s more popular as a tourist resort. Tourists started coming to Interlaken in the early 1800s to breathe in the mountain air and partake of spa treatments. Its popularity only grew from there. Offering spectacular views of three famous Swiss mountains, the Eiger, the Jungfrau and the Monch, the city is also a popular base camp for outdoor acitivites in the surrounding Bernese Oberland Alps.


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Visit At Australia

Australia is world famous for its natural wonders and wide open spaces, its beaches, deserts, “the bush”, and “the Outback”.

Australia_Banner.jpgAustralia is one of the world’s most highly urbanised countries; it is well known for the attractions of its large cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

Sydney
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Sydney one of the most spectacular cities on earth.Whether you’re keen to explore the iconic, sun-kissed beaches of Sydney’s north, relax on the otherworldly shores of Sydney’s east, trek along the dramatic cliffs of Sydney’s far south, or experience action-packed adventure in the city’s west; Sydney is a city of such diversity, there’s always something new to discover.

Melbourne
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Melbourne has continually grown and evolved over the years, and has now placed itself firmly on the international stage as one of not just Australia’s top cities, but those in the world as a whole. Boasting a strong cultural and artistic bent and immense variety, Melbourne has received a heaping of praise from the international community in recent years as one of the world’s most liveable cities – and depending on who you ask, it may just be the country’s best.

Brisbane
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Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city. Winding along the Brisbane River, the CBD blends historic buildings with modern elegance.

Perth
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Perth boasts sunny weather, fresh produce, a relaxed outdoor lifestyle and plenty of things to see and do. And best of all, it’s all on offer within a short distance of the city centre.

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Top 5 Beautiful Regions in England

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England continues to be one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. London in particular is one of the most visited cities and draws people in with its charm, history, and pubs. England’s smaller cities, like Bath and Oxford, are equally as fascinating with a lot of culture and fewer crowds. Liverpool boasts a rich music history as the birthplace to The Beatles. The countryside has fascinating estates and natural beauty. England has a lot to do and see in it. 

Sussexsux.jpgSussex is located around 1 hour away from London, and is known for its rolling countryside, stunning coastline and pretty villages. West Sussex is home mainly to the South Down’s national park, famous for its landscapes and the white cliffs of the Seven Sisters. In East Sussex lies the seaside city of Brighton.

Devondev.jpgDevon is a diverse county, from rippling beaches to rugged hills and moors. The Great Dartoor Area is home to several UNESCO World Heritage sites and two national parks. Listed in our top 5 beautiful regions in England for its glorious rugged terrain, it has been the inspiration for many writers including Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles. 

Dorsetdor.jpgDorset boasts a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site coastline named the Jurassic Coast, with many charming and picturesque villages spread out along the seafront. The Jurassic coast is a stretch of 200 million year old shoreline with extraordinary sea-carved bays, beaches and cliffs and makes it into our top 5 beautiful regions in England. It is a popular place to go walking, and many visitors will take advantage of activities like swimming, sailing and kayaking. 

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The Lake District is England’s largest national park and one Britain’s most popular destinations. The region is loved for its stunning mountainous scenery and glittering lakes, with many visitor’s flocking to the region to discover its literary connection, since many of Britain’s greatest writers came to the Lake District to find inspiration including Beatrix Potter, William Wordsworth and Arthur Ransome.

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Last of our top 5 beautiful regions is The Peak District, which boasts breathtaking landscapes of hills, valleys, moors and dales. It is home to the Peak District National Park, whose 555 square miles of English countryside have made it Europe’s busiest national park. Visitors come to the region to see the breathtaking scenery and hike along the numerous trails. 

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Holiday Destinations – GREECE

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The most southerly of the little Greek Islands, the Dodecanese are still hot and sunny well into October – and they have a lot of heavenly beaches on which to enjoy it. Rhodes is the biggest and best-known of the islands, with its lovely cobbled capital Lindos, and parties in its ancient ruins. Tiny Kastellorizo is cool and arty. We also love unspoilt Symi, Fourni and Patmos. Pick any one, they’re all lovely.

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An afterthought on the map of Greece, the far-flung island of Kastellorizo has carved out its own identity. Timothy O’Grady fulfils a 20-year ambition to go there and discovers a wild and sophisticated spot that has inspired Pink Floyd and become an escape for an arty crew.

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