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Edgar Mueller - 3d street art  (Madonnari)
 
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Edgar Mueller is master of three-dimensional illusion street art. He uses washable paint or chalk with the street as his huge canvas. If one looks from the right spot, his three-dimensional paintings becomes the perfect illusions. He paints over large areas of urban public life and gives them a new appearance, thereby challenging the perceptions of those who pass by. Most are drawn into the illusion and take great pains to walk around it, so they won’t “fall” in. Who isn’t awed by the amazing 3D street art paintings of Edgar Mueller, and other pavement artists? They create illusions which use a public space, such as urban centers, town squares, streets and sidewalks. 3D pavement art is labelled as a type of performance art in that artists work in view of the general public and people passing by - and get to see their reactions. These people often participate with the art piece by standing near the edge as if trying to avoid falling in, and also pose for photos. The paintings are also temporary, and prone to changes in weather. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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The wettest place on earth - Mawsynram, India
 
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Mawsynram (/ˈmɔːsɪnˌrʌm/) is a village in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya state in north-eastern India, 65 kilometres from Shillong. It is reportedly the wettest place on Earth, with an average annual rainfall of 11,872 millimetres (467.4 in), According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Mawsynram received 26,000 millimetres (1,000 in) of rainfall in 1985. Mawsynram is located at 25° 18′ N, 91° 35′ E, at an altitude of about 1,400 metres (4,600 ft), 16 km west of Cherrapunji, in the Khasi Hills in the state of Meghalaya (India) . The name of the village contains Maw, a Khasi word meaning stone, and thus might refer to certain megaliths in the surrounding area. Khasi Hills are rich with such megaliths. Laborers who work outdoors often wear full-body umbrellas made from bamboo and banana leaf. One of the most fascinating and beautiful features in the region are the "living bridges" spanning rain-soaked valleys. For centuries, locals have been training the roots of rubber trees to grow into natural bridges, far outlasting man-made wooden structures that rot in just a few years. The bridges are self-strengthening, becoming more substantial over time, as the root systems grow. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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Top 15 tallest buildings in the world
 
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These Are the World's 15 Tallest Buildings 15. The Al Hamra Tower's draped curtain styling is intended to block out the Sun where its rays would fall most intensely, thus aiding in the passive cooling of a building that must endure Kuwait's sweltering climate. 14. The Princess Tower is the tallest residential building in the world. 13. This tower, which shares the pagoda styling of Taipei 101, harbors a secret: a 31-story atrium, part of the Grand Hyatt Shanghai hotel, with corridors winding around it in a vertigo-inducing spiral. The Jin Mao Tower is a neighbor to the Shanghai World Financial Center, number 5 on this list. 12. This recent addition to the Windy City's skyline appears to reflect the signature angular styling of the Willis Tower, but the story setbacks—those ledges where the building steps back from its lower heights—were more explicitly designed to align with the heights of nearby structures such as the Wrigley Building and the Marina City Towers. The Trump International Tower and Hotel also stands as the tallest building in the world to use reinforced concrete as its primary structural material. 11. This skyscraper's exoskeleton prominently displays a diagrid structural system, in which steel support beams crisscross diagonally, forming diamond shapes made up of two triangular sections. These sections cut down on the amount of steel needed compared to conventional frames while remaining structurally sound. 10. The Kingkey, or KK100, is the jewel of the Shenzhen, a major manufacturing metropolis just north of Hong Kong. The building's distinctive, transparent, glassed-over top portion hosts a restaurant and mall. 9. Formerly and still better known as the Sears Tower, this hefty, blocky office building's design is unusual, and it will probably stay that way. 8. Zifeng was designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the firm behind the Burj Khalifa, and the resemblances are easy to spot. Here, the cutaway look is meant to mimic a dragon wrapping around the structure. 7. A two-story skybridge connects these twin towers at the 41st and 42nd floors. It not only gives the structure its iconic look, but it also speaks to the future of tall buildings and urban development. That future will involve connecting tall buildings at height. 6. This big building was a big gamble for its developers, given its relative isolation from the rest of Hong Kong's high-rises, but the International Commerce Center is doing just fine. The mixed-use office and hotel building has a 97 percent occupancy rate and excellent in-building services such as a 24-hour concierge. 5. The Shanghai World Financial Center's passing resemblance to a bottle opener is not lost on its operators, who sell miniature, functional bottle opener replicas of the tower in the observation deck gift shop. 4. Taipei 101 adopts some of the vernacular architecture of the region where it's built. Furthermore, the building has eight segments of eight floors each, a nod to the auspicious nature of the numeral 8 in the Chinese-speaking world. 3. The spire of One WTC attains a height of exactly 1,776 feet—a shout-out to the birth year of the United States. The building proper is only around 1,300 feet tall, but the CTBUH chose to count spire toward the building's official height. That decision saw the new building controversially eclipse the Willis Tower in Chicago as the tallest building in North America. 2. Big Ben done bigger, the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel was built to afford comfortable accommodations to wealthy Muslim pilgrims making the Hajj. A factor that contributes to the building reaching so high: its gigantic footprint—a broader base supports greater height, as we've all learned first-hand playing with blocks as kids. 1. An innovative tripedal design, along with the projecting shapes of its edges to cut through the wind like the front of a boat to reduce turbulence, both affording greater stability, are but a few of the smart ways the Burj Khalifa succeeded in rising to its record-setting height. The building soars more than 700 feet over its nearest competitor. The same designer of the Burj Khalifa, Adrian Smith, has drawn up an even more ambitious project, the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia. It is slated to open in 2017 and soar to 3,281 feet—a full kilometer. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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The most beautiful cities in the world - Reykjavík, Iceland
 
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Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland. It has a latitude of 64°08' N, making it the world's northernmost capital of a sovereign state, and is a popular tourist destination. It is located in southwestern Iceland, on the southern shore of Faxa Bay. It is the heart of Iceland's cultural, economic and governmental activity. Reykjavík is believed to be the location of the first permanent settlement in Iceland, which, according to Ingólfur Arnarson, was established in AD 874. Until the 19th century, there was no urban development in the city location. The city was founded in 1786 as an official trading town and grew steadily over the next decades, as it transformed into a regional and later national centre of commerce, population, and governmental activities. It is among the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world. Colourful corrugated buildings produce an eye-popping contrast to the surrounding backdrop of water and snow-crested peaks, while the awe-inspiring Hallgrímskirkja church stands sentry in tall, majestic glory. Ride the lift to its zenith for unmissable photo opportunities. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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The Best Hotels in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic
 
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Boca Chica is a municipality (municipio) of the Santo Domingo province in the Dominican Republic. Boca Chica has a popular beach with the same name, located about 30 kilometers east of Santo Domingo de Guzmán in the south shore of the island of Hispaniola. The Be Live Experience Hamaca Resorts is an all-inclusive resort with spa at the Boca Chica beach. The 24-hours all inclusive service at the Be Live Experience Hamaca Garden Hotel is intended to present you with a holiday that brings you something different every day: windsurf, sailing and kayaking; aerobics or Latin dance classes; miniature golf, pools and Jacuzzi are some of the various activities and facilities that our all-inclusive hotel has at your disposal during your stay in Boca Chica. The BelleVue Dominican Bay is located in Boca Chica, and is ideal for those looking for great value for money and wanting easy access to Santo Domingo and the beach. Perfect for the leisure or business traveler. The beautiful Boca Chica beach is reached by way of a hotel owned secure walkway, and is a comfortable 5 minute walk. The hotel has a restaurant and bar on the beach with private lounging area. Don Juan Beach Resort offers an ideal retreat from the fast pace of everyday life, allowing you to indulge in the comfort of an all-inclusive resort. Nestled in the white sands of Boca Chica, the coconut trees will provide shade for those seeking tranquility, while the more adventurous can explore the clear waters and coral reefs with all the activities the resort has to offer. Hotel Zapata - 3-star hotel near the beach. Offering direct access to the beach, this Boca Chica hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nautical Club of Santo Domingo and Boca Chica. Caucedo Port is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) away. This hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and WiFi in public areas. Other amenities include multilingual staff and free breakfast. All 22 rooms offer WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Set in tropical gardens, Parco del Caribe is just a 3-minute walk from Boca Chica Beach. It offers functional apartments with cable TV, free Wi-Fi and a balcony with garden views. Each Parco del Caribe apartment has bright Caribbean-style décor. The apartments offer a living-dining area and a well-equipped kitchen with an oven, coffee machine and fridge. A free laundry service is available, while air conditioning is available at an extra daily cost. The Parco del Caribe is situated in central Boca Chica, surrounded by shops, restaurants, bars and lively nightlife. Las Americas International Airport is 10 km away, while Santo Domingo is 25 km away. Free on-site parking is available. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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World's Most Unusual Hotels - Adrere Amellal Ecolodge (Egypt)
 
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Sixteen kilometers from the charming town of Siwa, lies Adrère Amellal. An ecolodge overlooking Lake Siwa and nestled at the foot of the mystical ‘White Mountain'. Adrère Amellal is host to 40 rooms, all built in the traditional Siwan style, walls made of salt-rock, and palm used for the roofs. Every room is unique, combining distinction and authenticity. The earthen buildings blend naturally into the landscape, and all furniture and crafts pay tribute to the talented local artisans. Other special features include ancient olive and palm groves, slow-bubbling Roman springs, and an exquisite cuisine that includes traditional dishes cooked in honey-glazed clay pots. A massive compound built in the unlikely materials of mud and salt, Adrere Amellal Desert Ecolodge, Siwa is a monument to imagination. It is so unusual and unexpected that it could almost classify as a hallucination. Unlikely as it might seem, also the walls of some of the guest rooms are made from cakes of salt embedded in mud. This hotel is like no other. It appears in biblical fashion, a mythical town marooned in the desert, its mud bricks built into the side of a sandstone mountain, its windows opening onto a shimmering lake. At its heart it is an eco-lodge; there is no electricity, no TV, no sockets in which to charge your mobile phone. By day the sun beats down, by night hundreds of candles illuminate the land. It is a place of wild beauty, the mighty desert tamed for us mere mortals to enjoy. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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World's Most Unusual Hotels - Whitepod Hotel (Switzerland)
 
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Looking for a winter wonderland eco adventure? The Whitepod eco resort located in the village of Les Cerniers in the Swiss Alps offers a private ski resort, mountain chalets and 15 geodesic-dome pods that offer low impact accommodations. Guests tour the resort by skis, snowboards, dog sleds or snowshoes in the winter and relax in the luxurious and efficient Whitepod domes. The Swiss adventure resort won the World Prize for Sustainable Tourism in 2005. Whitepod is a collection of uber-cosy, igloo-shaped pods (tents), clustered around the Pod House (a central wooden chalet) and set in the pristine Swiss mountains. The camp philosophy is very much about saving the environment and getting away from it all. There are no noisy bars or busy streets nearby, nor are there crowds of speed-junky skiers; just the camp, its private slopes and nature - lots of it. It is utterly still and unbelievably beautiful. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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The Best Hotels in Fuerteventura, Spain
 
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Fuerteventura is one of the Canary Islands, in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa, politically part of Spain. It is the second largest of the Canary Islands, after Tenerife. It was declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in May 2009. Fuerteventura, with its 3,000 sunshine hours a year, was placed firmly on the world stage as a major European holiday destination. The summer Trade Winds and winter swells of the Atlantic make this a year-round surfers' paradise. Excellent sandy beaches are found in many locations. Western beaches, such as those around El Cotillo, can experience strong surf. Much of the interior, with its large plains, lavascapes and volcanic mountains, consists of protected areas, although there are organised tours and vehicular access across them. The best hotels in Fuerteventura: - Barceló Castillo Club Premium. Situated by Caleta de Fuste Beach, Barceló Castillo Club Premium features an outdoor pool, children’s pool and air-conditioned suites. Guests can make full use of the facilities at the neighbouring Barceló Castillo Beach Resort, which includes 3 pool areas and a spa. - Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real G.L. Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real G.L is a 5-star resort located on the beachfront in Corralejo, Fuerteventura. It features 2 outdoor pools surrounded by lush tropical gardens, 6 restaurants, a cocktail bar and a spa. - H10 Ocean Dreams. H10 Ocean Dreams - Adults Only is situated in one of the most tranquil areas of the city of Corralejo, on the island of Fuerteventura. This adults-only complex features a large outdoor swimming pool and restaurant. - Iberostar Playa Gaviotas. Iberostar Las Gaviotas is situated less than 200 m from Fuerteventura’s Jandia Beach. This resort features rooms with balconies, 3 outdoor swimming pools and a spa. Free high speed WiFi is available throughout. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo
 
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Ibirapuera Park is a major urban park in São Paulo, Brazil. It has a large area for leisure, jogging and walking, as well a vivid cultural scene with museums and a music hall. Its importance to São Paulo is often comparable to that of Central Park to New York City, Golden Gate Park to San Francisco, or Ueno Park to Tokyo. Ibirabuera Park opened its gates (okay, 10 gates) in August 1954. It’s a natural oasis that features 218 different species of plants, 156 types of birds and 35 kinds of butterflies, all situated within the busy city limits of Brazil’s capital state. It’s one of the largest city parks in South America. Take a leisurely bike ride around the park if you ever get the chance to go. The biggest green space in central São Paulo, Parque do Ibirapuera makes a fine escape from the city's seemingly infinite stretches of concrete. In addition, the leafy 2-sq-km park serves as a thriving center of the city's cultural life, with a series of museums, performance spaces and the grounds for São Paulo's renowned Bienal. The park was designed by renowned landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. A series of landmark buildings in the park are the work of modernist master Oscar Niemeyer; most of them are linked by a long and distinctively serpentine covered walkway. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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The Best Hotels in Lombok, Indonesia
 
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Lombok is an island in West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia. It forms part of the chain of the Lesser Sunda Islands, with the Lombok Strait separating it from Bali to the west and the Alas Strait between it and Sumbawa to the east. The provincial capital and largest city on the island is Mataram. Tourism is an important source of income on Lombok. The most developed tourism area of the island is on the west coast of the island and is centered about the township of Senggigi. The immediate surrounds of the township contain the most developed tourism facilities. The best hotels in Lombok, Indonesia: - Kaleydo Villas. Offering free WiFi and a year-round outdoor pool, Kaleydo Villas is situated in Gili Trawangan, 200 m from Turtle Conservation Gili Trawangan. Gili Trawangan Art Market is 700 m from the property. Free private parking is available on site. - Katamaran Resort. Offering large outdoor pools and a private beach area, Katamaran Resort is set in Senggigi in the Lombok Region. The restaurant serves International cuisines and guests can enjoy a drink over sunset at the bar. The beachfront resort offers free WiFi access and free parking. - Pondok Santi Estate. Located at the beachfront of Gili Trawangan Island, Pondok Santi Estate features tropical-style bungalows with air conditioning. Guests can enjoy relaxing massages or sun tan in the private beach area. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. - Qunci Villas Hotel. Qunci Villas Hotel is set in the peaceful and tranquil location on Lombok Island, about 35 km off Bali. Directly on Mangsit Beach, this tropical hotel features a spa and an outdoor pool. It is a 5-minute drive from Sengigi Beach. - The Chandi Boutique Resort & Spa. Located on Lombok Island’s Senggigi area, The Chandi Boutique Resort & Spa is set amidst scenic coconut groves. Offering views of the ocean, this property features a spa, outdoor pool and a restaurant with a beach bar. Free Wi-Fi access is offered. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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Top 10 Least Densely Populated U.S. States
 
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Population density is calculated by dividing the population size by the total land area. This calculation is expressed as the number of people per square mile. The global population density (based on land area, not including bodies of water) is 120 people per square mile. In the United States, some states exceed that number, and other come far below. This list takes a look at the states with the lowest population density. 10. Kansas. The last state on the list is Kansas with 35.6 people per square mile. The majority of land area here is covered by crops like wheat, corn, and soybeans. In addition, the National Park Service has designated ten protected parks and memorials which prohibit people from settling there. 9. Nevada. Nevada has 26.3 people per square mile. This state has such a low population density due to its geography. A significant portion is covered by the Mojave Desert, which meant the land was not appealing to homesteaders during the westward expansion movement. The people who do live here are concentrated in Las Vegas. 8. Nebraska. Number 8 on the list is Nebraska with 24.7 people per square mile. As with the other sparsely populated states, the majority of the land is dedicated to corn and soybean crops as well as livestock grazing. Omaha City is the most heavily populated area with over 700,000 people. It is this large city that increases the population density. 7. Idaho. Population density in Idaho is 20 people per square mile. Heavily populated by Native Americans before colonization, Idaho became attractive to European settlers in the early 1800’s when it became a western territory and more so during the Gold Rush. Today, the economy is based on lumber and agriculture (particularly potato farming). 6. New Mexico. New Mexico has a population density of 17.2 people per square mile. Only 51.4% of the people living here were born in the state, and the rest are immigrants from other states, territories, or countries. The economy revolves around the oil and gas industry as well as tourism and federal spending. 5. South Dakota. South Dakota has a population density of 11.3 people per square mile. The majority of the population is found east of the Missouri River where the economy is based on crop cultivation. West of the river, the land is largely dedicated to cattle ranching. 4. North Dakota. North Dakota is the 4th least densely populated with 11 people living in every square mile. Prior to the arrival of the European settlers, this land was largely inhabited by Native Americans. It was the railroad construction that brought settlers to North Dakota. 3. Montana. Montana has a population density of 7.1 people per square mile. Historically, Montana was settled by homesteaders on large tracts of land that were divided among families. This population spread contributes to the low density of people here as well as the main economic activity, agriculture. Huge swaths of land are needed to cultivate cereal grain and raise cattle. The areas not covered by ranches are covered in mountains. 2. Wyoming. The second least densely populated state is Wyoming with six people per square mile. This state is a large state with a small population, and the most important economic activities include cattle ranching, coal mining, and tourism. A large portion of the land is either covered in mountains or designated as nationally protected (National parks and monuments for example) and therefore cannot be inhabited by humans. 1. Alaska. Alaska is by far the least densely populated of the US states and has 1.3 persons per square mile. During the gold rush of the 1890’s, thousands of immigrants went to Alaska hoping to strike wealth which significantly increased the number of people living there. Half of the current population lives in the Anchorage metropolitan area. The state has such a low population density because it is both immense and located far north, not connected to the mainland. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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Ghost towns - Balestrino, Italy
 
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Balestrino is a ghost town located 70 km south east of Genoa, Italy. The History of Balestrino dates back to 11th century A.D. It is believed that the town was owned by the Benedictine abbey of San Pietro dei. Something that used to be small town bustling with villagers farming olive is now a completely abandoned Ghost town. It is believed that a series of earthquakes and landslides had eventually resulted in the evacuation of the village in 1954. Now all that is left is a picturesque town with abandoned buildings and a beautiful castle at the hilltop. The town can be reached via a rented car and is just 3.5 km inland from the Genoa-Ventimiglia highway. Church of St.George and St.Andrew, built in twelfth century A.D, are beautiful examples of Gothic architecture and perhaps the best places to start exploring the ghost town. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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The Best Hotels in Belek, Turkey
 
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Belek is a township with own municipality in Serik district in Turkey's Antalya Province. Belek is one of the centers of Turkey's tourism industry and is as such home to more than thirty four-star and five-star hotels and many other accommodation, services and entertainment facilities. The town and the surrounding area are famous for their spas and mineral waters received from seven springs. The Kurşunlu Waterfall is a place in Belek. There are over 100 bird species living by this natural wonder. The hidden cave at the back of the waterfall is a popular place for visiting. Near Belek there is the Hellenistic city of Perge, which is rated second after Ephesus and the great amphitheater of Aspendos that still today can hold over 15.000 spectators. The ancient Aspendos amphitheatre holds 20,000 people, is over 2000 years old and still hosts open- air classical, ballet and opera festivals today. The Roman ruins at Perge are some of the best preserved archaeological sites in Turkey. Side is one of the best known classical sites in Turkey. The Best Hotels in Belek: The 5-star Calista Luxury Resort is located on the sandy beach. Calista Luxury Resort has been welcoming guests to its luxurious rooms since 2007. This hotel is situated 2.2 km away from Garden of Tolerance, Dallas Rafting and The Land of Legends Theme Park. The property is located within a 30-minute walk to the center of Belek. The hotel offers 600 rooms featuring satellite TV, a minibar, free Wi-Fi, an in-room safe and individual climate control as well as tiled bathrooms with a shower cabin, a bidet and a Jacuzzi. Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. The hotel’s exceptional restaurant serves a variety of Mediterranean dishes. Gloria Verde Resort. This large beach-front resort is located in Belek, next to a 45-hole golf course. Gloria Verde features freshwater pools, a spa center and a beach with unique marine wildlife. The air conditioned rooms at the Gloria Verde Resort & Spa offer free internet access and satellite TV channels. They include bathrooms with bathtubs and a private balcony or terrace. Guests can enjoy Asian cuisine at the Garuda Restaurant and a fusion of Turkish, Mediterranean and Mexican food at the main Mythos Restaurant. Both eateries focus on healthy, low-calorie dining. Riu Kaya Palazzo Golf Resort, the new address of luxury and glory in the most popular holiday destination of Turkey, has opened its doors to guests in July 2013 at facilities including a 3,500 square meter spa center, sea-view rooms, a mini club offering unlimited fun for kids, suites with private pools, a congress center promising to be the new address of magnificent congresses, a la carte restaurants offering the finest dining with selected flavors from the world cuisine and many other exclusive services. The 5-star Maxx Royal Belek Golf And Spa is set just 2.4 km from Troy Aqua & Dolphinarium, Garden of Tolerance and Dallas Rafting. Maxx Royal Belek Golf And Spa has been welcoming guests to its beautiful rooms since 2011. Museums and the amphitheater as well as parks are in a short distance from the property. The rooms in Maxx Royal Belek Golf And Spa come with heating, a laptop safe, LCD TV, a stereo system and high-speed internet. Guests can enjoy a magnificent view over the sea. The guestrooms offer a soothing interior and marble floor. The family restaurant serves Irish dishes. The Poolside bar serves a large variety of tea and coffee as well as snacks and barbeque. Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort is a spectacular 5-star hotel set close to Dallas Rafting, Troy Aqua & Dolphinarium and Lara beach park. Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort has been welcoming guests to its classic rooms since 2014. The hotel comprises 530 rooms equipped with climate control, a laptop-size safe, a microwave, TV with satellite channels and a minibar. Some rooms feature views over the Mediterranean Sea. An electric kettle, a dishwasher and coffee/tea makers as well as detached bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and a Jacuzzi are available in each room. The luxury snack bar offers billiards and an outdoor terrace. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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The Best Hotels in Hainan, China
 
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Hainan is the smallest and southernmost province of the People's Republic of China (PRC). The name "Hainan" also refers to Hainan Island, the main island of the province. There are a total of ten major cities and ten counties in Hainan Province. Haikou on the northern coast of Hainan Island is the capital while Sanya is a well-known tourist destination on the southern coast. The best hotels in Hainan: - InterContinental Sanya Haitang Bay Resort. It is a luxurious beach-side resort located in the unspoiled natural Haitang bay, featuring spacious guestrooms overlooking South China Sea, well-equipped modern facilities and convenient guest services. Blending in by relaxing in the spa centre, playing in the games room, splashing around in the outdoor swimming pool or dining at the on-site restaurant with an indoor aquarium seems like a nice getaway. - Mandarin Oriental Sanya. Luxury awaits at Mandarin Sanya with its beautiful hillscapes and greenery. Occupying a seaside location with its own private protected coral bay, it features 5-star facilities including an exclusive spa village with 3,600 square metres' pool space and a recreation centre which host a range of activities such as T'ai chi, Yoga, tennis or water sport. - Park Hyatt Sanya Sunny Bay Resort. Offering an outdoor pool and an indoor pool, Park Hyatt Sanya Sunny Bay Resort is located exclusively in Sunny Bay with 350,000 square metres inlet offering an internal lake and a white-sand private beach. The property is only an 8-minute drive from Yalong Bay. Free WiFi access is throughout the entire resort. Guests can enjoy free parking space as well. - Raffles Hainan. Located in Yingzhou Town in Hainan Island, Raffles Hainan offers a peaceful beachside living in luxurious accommodation. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas and various recreational options including swimming pools, fitness centre and spa are provided. - The Ritz-Carlton Sanya. Luxurious and modern, The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya offers 4 outdoor pools, 2 tennis courts and a private beach. Aside from 8 dining options, it has pampering spa services and yoga lessons. Fitted with elegant marble flooring, the air-conditioned rooms come with private balconies overlooking the ocean, mangrove or garden. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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Bisti Badlands, New Mexico - The most beautiful places of the world
 
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Located in the arid desert of northwestern New Mexico, the Bisti Badlands (formally the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness) offer one of the closest approximations of an unknown alien world as can be found right here on Earth. The badlands are administered by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management), are free to enter, and are known officially, but less evocatively as the Bisti Wilderness Area. There are no signposts pointing the way to Bisti from any nearby towns, but the usual approach route is along NM 371 from Farmington, the largest town in the Four Corners region - this heads due south through wide open prairie land at the east edge of the great Navajo Indian Reservation, which extends for 200 miles across into Arizona. The area takes its name not only from the striking stone formations that litter the landscape ("bisti" being a Navajo term meaning "among the adobe formations"), but from petroglyphs of a crane (bird, not construction equipment) that were found in the area—"De-Na-Zin" being the Navajo word for the animal. The blasted landscape is covered in strange, undulating fungal shapes made of the colorful sandstone and shale. Huge hoodoos (tall, thin rock spires) and small labyrinths of odd stone shapes have been created by eons of water and moisture wearing away at a softer layer of ash, creating improbable, top-heavy oddities. Despite looking like a readymade set for a science fiction or fantasy production, the area has not been widely used for filming, save for the 1977 film, Sorcerer. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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The Best Hotels in Costa del Sol, Spain
 
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The Costa del Sol is a region in the south of Spain, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, comprising the coastal towns and communities along the coastline of the Province of Málaga. The Costa del Sol is situated between two lesser known coastal regions, the Costa de la Luz and the Costa Tropical. Formerly made up only of a series of small fishing settlements, today the region is a world renowned tourist destination. the best hotels in The Costa del Sol: - Amare Marbella Beach Hotel. Set on the beachfront, in the centre of Marbella's old town, this adults-only hotel offers a spa and outdoor swimming pool. Amare Marbella Beach Hotel - Adults Only features free WiFi. - Marbella Club Hotel. This luxurious beachfront hotel, set between Marbella and Puerto Banús, has 2 luxurious pools and 5 restaurants. Surrounded by lush gardens with direct beach access, it offers free green fees at Marbella Club Golf Resort. - Room Mate Valeria. Featuring a seasonal rooftop swimming pool with views and a courtyard, Room Mate Valeria is 200 m away from Calle Larios. Free WiFi is available throughout. - Villa Padierna Palace Hotel G.L. Featuring 3 18-hole golf courses, this luxury hotel is 10 minutes’ drive from Puerto Banus. Designed like a Tuscan palace, it features a 2, 000 m² spa, Roman Amphitheater and a luxurious beach club. - Vincci Selección Aleysa. This beachfront boutique hotel with outdoor swimming pool and hot tub overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. It has direct access to Benalmádena's Las Gaviotas Beach, and all its spacious rooms offer sea views. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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The Best Hotels in Sicily, Italy
 
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Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Sicily is located in the central Mediterranean Sea, south of the Italian Peninsula, from which it is separated by the narrow Strait of Messina. Its most prominent landmark is Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe, currently 3,329 m (10,922 ft) high, and one of the most active in the world. The island has a typical Mediterranean climate. Sicily has a rich and unique culture, especially with regard to the arts, music, literature, cuisine, and architecture. It is also home to important archaeological and ancient sites, such as the Necropolis of Pantalica, the Valley of the Temples, and Selinunte. The Best Hotels in Sicily: - Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea. The 5-star Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea offers a lovely setting overlooking the Mediterranea Sea, just a 5-minute drive from Taormina’s centre. It features a private beach, an outdoor pool, kids club and wellness facilities. The elegant rooms and suites are decorated with refined fabrics and antique furniture. Restaurant Oliviero serves Sicilian cuisine and fresh seafood on its beautiful terrace with panoramic views of the Bay of Mazzarò. The Villa’s wellness centre is surrounded by tropical gardens and also features a fitness centre with new Technogym equipment. In-room massages and treatments are also available. - Capofaro Malvasia & Resort. Capofaro Malvasia & Resort overlooks the Mediterranean Sea, Stromboli and Panarea islands. It is surrounded by the Malvasia vineyard of the owners, the Tasca d'Almerita family, winemakers of Salina. All rooms have a sea-view terrace. Capofaro Malvasia & Resort has a panoramic outdoor pool. Capofaro's gourmet restaurant is open to the public, and serves Mediterranean cuisine and a breakfast buffet. Tastings of the wines produced on site can be organised on the terrace, on request. - Hotel Borgo Pantano. Set in the Ciane and Saline Nature Reserve, Hotel Borgo Pantano is located 7 km from Siracusa and the nearest beaches. It offers countryside views, a peaceful location and an outdoor swimming pool. The extensive buffet breakfast includes salami, homemade cakes, fresh fruit and juice made from Sicilian oranges. The restaurant with terrace specialises in local dishes, such as pasta with fresh anchovies, pine nuts and raisins. All rooms and suites are decorated with artwork by local artists. All air-conditioned, they also feature an LCD TV with satellite channels and DVD player, a kettle and fridge. - Hotel Villa Carlotta. Surrounded by beautifully landscaped, botanic gardens, Hotel Villa Carlotta provides a charming setting for your stay in Belgirate, overlooking Lake Maggiore. Take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool. Carlotta Villa dates back to end of the 19th century. It has a large park (30,000m²), which is full of colourful flowers and Mediteranean greenery. You can relax at the pool or walk down to the private beach where you will find a variety of water sports. You can enjoy a mix of regional and international cuisine at the restaurant, which is part of a prestigious, international chain. There is a fully equipped conference centre with a maximum capacity of 500. - Hotel Villa Ducale. Renovated in 2016, Villa Ducale is a small, luxurious boutique hotel housed in an aristocratic villa with outstanding views of the sea and Mount Etna. It features free WiFi in public areas, an outdoor hot tub, and a sun terrace with loungers. The hotel features a contemporary Sicilian-style décor. Villa Ducale is renowned for its rich breakfast buffet with homemade Sicilian specialities, served on the panoramic terrace. Restaurant service is available throughout the day, and the hotel features a popular cocktail happy hour every day at 18:30. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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World's Most Unusual Hotels - Kasbah Du Toubkal Hotel (Morocco)
 
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Kasbah du Toubkal is the number one property of choice for comfortable hotel accommodation in the village of Imlil and the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The Kasbah (1820 metres) is Just 60 kilometres from Marrakech and set on a hilltop 100 metres above our reception in Imlil. It is a 15-minute walk - mules carry your luggage. The Kasbah is also in the Toubkal National Park and set dramatically below the towering flanks of Jbel Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa standing at 4167 metres. Imlil, and its surrounding valleys, is a world apart from the bustle of the city and a place of peace and seclusion. The award-winning unique hotel offers fourteen comfortable en-suite rooms, three of which can be used as a private self-contained house. In addition, there are three family rooms. The delightful garden and large terraces offer unparalleled views of the surrounding mountains. The suites at Le Village du Toubkal Suites combine a Moroccan and Berber style. With air conditioning in each one, they also have a private balcony and a seating area. On the terrace or in the dining room, a continental breakfast is provided every morning. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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The best hotels in Sousse, Tunisia
 
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Sousse is a city in Tunisia, capital of the Sousse Governorate. Sousse is in the central-east of the country, on the Gulf of Hammamet, which is a part of the Mediterranean Sea. The name may be of Berber origin: similar names are found in Libya and in the south of Morocco (Bilād al-Sūs). Its economy is based on transport equipment, processed food, olive oil, textiles and tourism. The best hotels in Sousse, Tunisia: - Concorde Green Park Palace. Located in Port El Kantaoui, Concorde Green Park Palace features a private beach area, an outdoor swimming pool and a tennis court. With a garden, the 5-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The property provides sea views and a children's playground. - Iberostar Diar El Andalous. This Iberostar is located on the Mediterranean coast in Sousse. It overlooks the sandy beaches and offers an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a Spa and children’s pool and playground. Diar El Andalous provides spacious 5-star guest rooms and suites. - Lti Bellevue Park. Located in Port El Kantaoui, LTI Bellevue Park has a private beach area, outdoor swimming pool and BBQ facilities. Featuring a garden, the 5-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. The hotel provides an indoor pool and a 24-hour front desk. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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Banksy - The world's most famous graffiti artist
 
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Banksy is an England-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director of unverified identity. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. His works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. Banksy displays his art on publicly visible surfaces such as walls and self-built physical prop pieces. Banksy does not sell photographs or reproductions of his street graffiti, but art auctioneers have been known to attempt to sell his street art on location and leave the problem of its removal in the hands of the winning bidder. After starting as a freehand graffiti artist in the early-'90s, Banksy's first known stenciled mural appeared on an office building in Bristol in 1997. The mural shows a Teddy bear throwing a Molotov cocktail at three riot police. By the early 2000s, Banksy's work had appeared on buildings and in galleries around the world, his paintings were selling for upwards of $50,000 to major celebrities, yet his identity was still unknown. Through international fame, a major Banksy documentary, huge art events and shows in major cities, Banksy granted few interviews and kept his real name secret. For years, journalists, fans and the art community have speculated about Banksy's true identity. In 2008, the Daily Mail conducted an exhaustive investigation into Banksy and found him to be "a former public schoolboy brought up in middle-class suburbia," named Robin Gunningham, though the Very Reputable Publication was unable to confirm it. Later, in 2014, an article in The Guardian described Banksy as, "a young graffitist on the streets of Bristol who went by the name of Robin Banx or Banks (from which Banksy evolved), inspired by the French stencil artist Blek le Rat and his fellow Bristolian 3D (or Robert Del Naja), who went on to form Massive Attack." Though many have guessed over the years, scientists believe they've finally discovered Banksy's true identity. By analyzing the locations and frequency of Banksy's work, experts say his name is in fact Robin Gunningham. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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Street Art by Julien Malland a k a Seth Globepainter
 
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French street artist Julien Malland, better known as Seth Globepainter, travels around the world, creating large scale murals using the walls by the streets as canvas. Especially impressive of his murals is the way it interacts with the surroundings. Often, Malland would collaborate with local artists learning traditional craft from them, and exchanging ideas. A graduate of the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris, Julien Malland has painted murals in India, China, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa and in many other countries. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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The Best Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
 
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Ho Chi Minh City, formerly named and still also referred to as Saigon is the largest city in Vietnam. Today, the city's core is still adorned with wide elegant boulevards and historic French colonial buildings. The majority of these tourist spots are located in District 1 and are a short leisurely distance from each other. The most prominent structures in the city centre are the Reunification Palace (Dinh Thống Nhất), City Hall (Ủy ban nhân dân Thành phố), Municipal Theatre (Nhà hát thành phố, also known as the Opera House), City Post Office (Bưu điện thành phố), State Bank Office (Ngân hàng nhà nước), City People's Court (Tòa án nhân dân thành phố) and Notre-Dame Cathedral (Nhà thờ Đức Bà). Best hotels in Ho Chi Minh: - InterContinental Asiana Saigon. Located in downtown Ho Chi Minh City is Intercontinental Asiana Saigon, which offers luxurious accommodation with leisure facilities including a 24-hour fitness centre. - Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint. Conveniently located in District 1, Liberty Central Saigon City Point features a rooftop outdoor pool, fitness centre, barber shop and a beauty salon. Operating a 24-hour front desk, it offers luxurious and modern rooms with free WiFi access. - Park Hyatt Saigon. This French colonial-style hotel enjoys a prime location in central Ho Chi Minh City, overlooking the Opera House on Lam Son Square. Only 100 m from Dong Khoi Shopping Street, it offers a 20 m outdoor pool and the pampering Xuan Spa. - The Reverie Saigon. Conveniently located in District 1, The Reverie Saigon Hotel offers luxurious and stylish accommodation with free WiFi access in the guestrooms. It features an outdoor pool, fitness centre and sauna facility on site. - Villa Song Saigon. Situated along the banks of Saigon River, Villa Song Saigon is a boutique hotel offering rooms with free WiFi. This hotel is equipped with an outdoor saltwater pool, a gym and a spa centre. A two-way complimentary shuttle service to the city centre is provided. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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The Best Hotels in Algarve, Portugal
 
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The Algarve is the southernmost region of continental Portugal. The Algarve is the most popular tourist destination in Portugal, and one of the most popular in Europe. Its population triples to nearly 1.5 million people in the peak holiday season thanks to seasonal residents, and receives an average of 7 million foreign tourists each year. In total, including national visitors, almost 10 million people visit the Algarve annually. Tourist attractions in the region include its beaches, Mediterranean climate, safety, cuisine and relatively low costs. Well-known beaches in the Algarve range from Marinha Beach to Armação de Pêra. A well-known spa town is Caldas de Monchique. In addition to its natural features and beaches, the Algarve has invested in the creation of a network of golf courses. The Algarve is also popular for religious tourism. The best hotels in Algarve: - EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel. Located between Vilamoura and Albufeira and overlooking Falésia Beach, EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel offers luxury accommodations set in a landscaped pinewood with direct access to the beach, an extensive spa and outdoor and indoor swimming pools. - Jupiter Algarve Hotel. Jupiter Algarve Hotel is located beside Praia da Rocha Beach on the Portimão seafront. It features a pool heated and covered during winter, spa facilities and nightly live entertainment. Free WiFi is available in all areas. - Pousada Convento de Tavira. Pousada Convento de Tavira is set around the quiet courtyard of the 16th-century St. Augustine’s Convent. Just few minutes’ walk from the Roman Bridge over Gilão River, it offers an outdoor pool. - The Lake Resort. Located just 300 m from Falésia Beach, this luxurious resort offers a natural, sandy beach pool and a floating restaurant. The rooms have balconies with stunning views of the surroundings. - Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa. Vila Vita is set on a clifftop overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Armação de Pêra. It consists of Moorish-style buildings surrounded by tropical gardens, just off Vale do Olival Beach. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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La Rinconada, Peru - The World’s Highest City
 
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La Rinconada, Peru: The World’s Highest City High in the Peruvian Andes, far above the tree line, lies an old gold-mining camp that has, over the years, grown to the status of a city. Over 30,000 people live in this mountainous city five vertical kilometers up in the air - the highest-elevation human settlement in the world. La Rinconada is so high that its weather condition resembles that of the west coast of Greenland, despite being situated only 14 degrees from the equator. The summers are wet and winters dry; the days are cold and nights freezing. The average annual temperature in La Rinconada is only 1.2 °C. In reality, La Rinconada is more of a settlement than a city. There are no roads, no plumbing and no sewage disposal system. Houses are made of corrugated tin sheets with no insulation. The ground, air, water, and snow in La Rinconada, along with pretty much anything immediately downstream, are all contaminated. If La Rinconada is a city, it has to be the poorest and the saddest city in the world. Unlike other mining towns, La Rinconada is not company-owned. On the contrary, nearly all mines operating here are informal, or in other words, illegal. There is no administration and no laws. Nothing ever goes into the town’s development. The economy is unregulated; most of the gold that comes out of the mountain goes straight onto the black market. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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The Best Hotels in Djerba, Tunisia
 
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Djerba also transliterated as Jerba or Jarbah, is, at 514 square kilometres (198 sq mi), the largest island of North Africa, located in the Gulf of Gabes, off the coast of Tunisia. Djerba has a mild climate for the region and fertile soil however until the introduction of the current levels of advanced irrigation and piped water supplies one month, October, tended to supply on this coast approximately 25% of its total rainfall Known for its beautiful[peacock term][citation needed] beaches and dramatic sunsets, the island is a popular tourist destination, particularly with French, German and Italian tourists. The Best Hotels in Djerba: - Hasdrubal Prestige Djerba. Situated on the Sidi Mahrez beach in Djerba, The Hasdrubal Prestige Thalassa & Spa Djerba offers luxurious 5-star accommodation, a spa and free Wi-Fi. The 11 000m² spa includes covered swimming pools, hot tubs, therapy areas, massages and a fitness centre. Guests also have access to a hammam and sauna. The 3200m² outdoor lagoon has seawater, freshwater pool and spa pools. The hotel’s bars and restaurants offer a wide choice of local and international cuisine. There are 4 restaurants, a pool bar and a lobby bar. - Iberostar Mehari Djerba. The all-inclusive Iberostar hotel is situated on Djerba Island, next to Sidi Akkour Beach and opposite Djerba Golf Club. It features 2 swimming pools, a spa and tennis courts. The hotel’s restaurant, La Guellala, serves Tunisian specialities and international dishes. Guests have free use of the fitness room, heated swimming pools and Jacuzzi. - Maison Leila. This hotel is located on the Midoun/Houmt Souk route, just 2.5 km from Midoun, opposite the famous Mosquée Musée Fadhloun. The air-conditioned suites at the Maison Leila each have a living room with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchenette and a private bathroom. Guests can enjoy a daily continental breakfast in the dining room and Italian cuisine is available for lunch. The property also boasts a beauty salon. - Radisson Blu Ulysse Resort & Thalasso Djerba. This 5-star luxury resort is located on a private beach in Djerba. It offers a large outdoor swimming pool, 2 indoor sea-water pools and an oriental thalasso centre. Radisson Blu Ulysse Resort & Thalasso Djerba has 4 restaurants, including El Malouf, which serves gastronomic regional cuisine, and Kalypso, where guests can enjoy buffet meals. The resort also has several bars. The Neptune bar has sea views and there is a beach bar by the pool. - Robinson Club Djerba Bahiya. Situated in Djerba, 6 km from Midoun this luxurious, Robinson Club Djerba Bahiya sits on the beach. It offers a swimming pool, tennis court and fitness centre. All the en suite guestrooms overlook the ocean, gardens or pool. Modern facilities include air conditioning, a mini bar and satellite TV. Guests can choose from a selection of bars and restaurants serving Mediterranean, Tunisian and seafood cuisine. The relaxation centre offers massage treatments, a hammam and a hot tub. In the evenings guests can relax with a drink at the various bars. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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Mount Roraima - Mysterious Mountain
 
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Mount Roraima, at 2,800 metres, is the tallest tepuy (“Table Mountain” in Spanish) in South America. The name came from the Pemon word ‘Roroi-ma’, meaning “big blue green”. Trekking up its Venezuela side, the Gran Sabana takes you to the summit. While its cliff walls are only scalable by the most experienced of climbers, there is a path up the mountain’s natural ramp-like path (usually a two-day hike). In 1884 Sir Everardim Thurn became the first person recorded to climb Roraima. However, the mountain is worth a visit for more reasons than its impressive cliffs. Mount Roraima, part of Venezuela's 30000-square-kilometer Canaima National Park, is the site of the highest peak of the country of Guyana’s Highland Range. The mountains of this range, including Roraima, are considered to be some of the oldest geological formations known, some dating back to two billion years ago. Its near daily rains have also created a unique ecosystem which includes several endemic species, such as a unique carnivorous pitcher plant, and some of the highest waterfalls in the world. Culturally, the mountain has long held significance to the indigenous people of the area and features prominently in their myths and folklore. This remote landscape of jungle and cliffs has inspired the dinosaur infested landscapes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel The Lost World, and the dramatic waterfalls dubbed "Paradise Falls" in the 2009 Pixar film Up. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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JW Marriott Marquis Dubai - World’s tallest hotel
 
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The J W Marriott Marquis Dubai in UAE, is the world’s tallest hotel, standing at 355.35 m (1,165.84 ft) from ground level to the top of its mast. Formerly known as Emirates Park Towers Hotel & Spa, the hotel consists of two 77-floor twin towers, with the first tower having opened on 11 November 2012. With 1,608 rooms and offering over 8,000 square metres of indoor and outdoor event space, (tower 1 alone has an incredible 806 rooms), and over 8,000 square metres of indoor and outdoor event space, the 5-Star accommodation also boasts four Presidential suites, a banquet hall, an auditorium, 18 Shops, 19 Restaurants and a spa. Designed by architect Ashok Korgaonkar, the two top floors are occupied by Vault, one of the hotel’s 15 lounge bars and restaurants and a swimming pool can be found on the mezzanine level between floors 6 and 7. The landmark building beat the previous world record set by the nearby 1,093 feet Rose Tower, another huge construction that also stands tall in Dubai’s incredible skyline. This is a tallest building in the world that are wholly used as hotels. Some tall buildings are multi use and have a hotel occupying the buildings uppermost floors. Such hotels are known as the highest hotels in the world. The world's highest hotel is The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong in Hong Kong at 484 m (1,588 ft). Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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The Best Hotels in Cairo, Egypt
 
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Cairo is the capital and largest city of Egypt. The city's metropolitan area is the largest in the Middle East and the Arab world, and 15th-largest in the world, and is associated with ancient Egypt, as the famous Giza pyramid complex and the ancient city of Memphis are located in its geographical area. Cairo has long been a center of the region's political and cultural life, and is titled "the city of a thousand minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture. Cairo has the oldest and largest film and music industries in the Arab world, as well as the world's second-oldest institution of higher learning, Al-Azhar University. Many international media, businesses, and organizations have regional headquarters in the city; the Arab League has had its headquarters in Cairo for most of its existence. The best hotels in Cairo, Egypt: - Four Seasons Cairo At The First Residence. Enjoying impressive views of Cairo’s skyline and the Pyramids, The Four Seasons Hotel in Cairo’s Gizah district features a full-service spa and outdoor pool. The Nile River is just 100 m away. - Mena House Hotel. Overlooking the Great Pyramids of Giza, this hotel is surrounded by 40 acres of green gardens and has a spa, fitness centre and a pool. The rooms are decorated with handcrafted furniture. - Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir Cairo. Situated in Cairo in the Cairo Governate Region, 200 m from The Egyptian Museum, Steigenberger El Tahrir features an outdoor pool and sauna. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property and private parking is available on site. - The Nile Ritz-Carlton. Situated in the heart of Cairo lies the iconic Nile Ritz-Carlton Cairo, situated between the Nile river, Tahrir square and adjacent to the Egyptian Museum. The hotel features panoramic views of the corniche and only a stroll across to the Qasr El Nil Bridge and the spectacular Cairo Opera House. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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Technical University of Munich
 
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The Technical University of Munich (TUM) (German: Technische Universität München) is a research university with campuses in Munich, Garching and Freising-Weihenstephan. It is a member of TU9, an incorporated society of the largest and most notable German institutes of technology. Specialising in the natural sciences, several inventors have studied at the institution, including Carl von Linde, who invented the refrigerator, and Rudolf Diesel, who conceived the diesel engine. In addition, 13 of the university’s professors or alumni have been made Nobel laureates since 1927. The most recent recipients include Gerhard Ertl, a former lecturer at the institution who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2007, and alumnus Wolfgang Ketterle, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2001. In 2014, 165 inventions were made by scientists at the university, while in 2015, 69 patents were submitted. The university has more than 400 buildings across three campuses in the state of Bavaria: Munich, Garching, and Weihenstephan. The institution is spilt into 13 departments, and also has an Olympic park and university hospitals. In 2002 it opened a campus in Singapore called the German Institute of Science and Technology – TUM Asia. It includes master’s degrees and training programmes for professionals. In 2006 the university launched a new institutional strategy, positioning itself as “The Entrepreneurial University”. More than 800 start-ups have been developed by students and staff at the institution. Its mission statement is: “We invest in talents. Recognition is our return.” Wolfgang Hermann, who became president of the institution in 1995, is the longest-serving leader of a German university. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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Ghost towns - Kadykchan, Russia
 
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Kadykchan is a depopulated urban locality (a work settlement) in Susumansky District of Magadan Oblast, Russia, located in the basin of the Ayan-Yuryakh River, 65 kilometers (40 mi) northwest of Susuman, the administrative center of the district. As of the 2010 Census, it had no recorded population. Deep in the Magadan region in remote Siberia, a coal mining town named Kadykchan was built by Gulag prisoners during World War II. At its peak, the town housed nearly 11,000 residents. By the early 1990s, the decreased demand for coal and the fall of the Soviet Union would see the town start to decrease in importance. A mine explosion in 1996 killed six people and prompted ownership to shut down the mines altogether. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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The Best Hotels in Hurghada, Egypt
 
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Hurghada is a city in the Red Sea Governorate of Egypt. It is a main tourist center and the third largest Egyptian city (after Suez and Ismailia) located on the Red Sea coast. The best hotels in Hurghada: - Baron Palace Sahl Hasheesh. It is offering a haven of luxury, beautifully and ideally located in the heart of Sahl Hasheesh Bay, extending on over 600 m2 of private sandy beach, features blue infinitive pools (heated in winter) with exceptional full sea view, bright sunlight and sunset scenery. - Jaz Makadi Oasis Resort. This village-style resort, built in the Nubian Style, is located in Madinat Makadi. It is just 250 m from Makadi Bay’s sandy beach. The lagoon-style pool has waterslides and is surrounded by palm trees and sun loungers. - Sheraton Soma Bay Resort. This hotel is situated on a beach in Soma Bay, 30 km from Hurghada. It features a large outdoor pool, 18-hole golf course designed by Gary Player, and rooms with balconies and sea views. - Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel. Located in Hurghada, this 5-star deluxe beach hotel provides a haven of luxury with its large aquatic park and floodlit golf course. Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel features refreshing pool space and a private sandy beach on the warm Red Sea waters. - Steigenberger Aqua Magic Red Sea. Located in Hurghada, Steigenberger Aqua Magic Red Sea features a private beach, an outdoor pool and a spa. Free Wi-Fi access is available. It offers a mini club, a kid's club and heated children's pool. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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The Best Hotels in Halkidiki, Greece
 
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Chalcidice or Chalkidike or Chalkidiki or Halkidiki is a peninsula and regional unit of Greece, part of the Region of Central Macedonia in Northern Greece. The autonomous Mount Athos region constitutes the easternmost part of the peninsula, but not of the regional unit. The capital of Chalkidiki is the main town of Polygyros, located in the centre of the peninsula. Chalkidiki today is a popular summer tourist destination. The Best Hotels in Halkidiki (In alphabet order): - Eagles Palace. Set amidst lush gardens, Eagles Palace offers 5-star accommodation and a private sandy beach in Skala area. It includes an outdoor pool, an awarded spa centre and a tennis court. The air-conditioned rooms of Eagles Palace are elegantly decorated in natural colours and feature luxurious marbled bathrooms. They are fitted with a satellite LCD TV and offer sea or garden views. Eagles Spa offers a variety of body treatments from around the world. Guests can also relax at the hot tub, the sauna or the indoor pool. Eagles Palace features a water-sports centre providing the necessary equipment for activities such as scuba diving, waterskiing and windsurfing. - Ikos Oceania. Set on a private bay in Nea Moudania, Ikos Oceania features a lagoon infinity pool. Guests enjoy free drinks, loungers and umbrellas on the beach. Rooms have sea and mountain views. Ikos Oceania rooms are elegantly decorated in soft colours. They are equipped with DVD and CD player, satellite TV and coffee and tea making facilities. They all include furnished balconies or terraces. Ikos Oceania Spa features 7 private treatment rooms, and includes an indoor heated pool with hot tub, enclosed by floor-to-ceiling windows offering incomparable views over the Aegean Sea. The fitness studio is equipped with state-of-the-art cardio-fitness facilities. - Porto Sani. Located just metres from the beach in Sani Village, the Porto Sani features a lagoon-style pool and spa facilities. It offers elegant rooms that open to a balcony with pool, garden or Aegean Sea views. Decorated in earthy tones, all units feature handcrafted furniture and come with air conditioning, a minibar, safe and a flat-screen TV with a DVD player. They also include a bathroom with a bathtub, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Some also have four-poster beds. - Sani Asterias. The intimate 5-star Sani Asterias Suites is set in the heart of Sani. Sani Asterias Suites has been welcoming guests to its elegant rooms since 2003. The hotel offers 48 rooms with a breathtaking view on the street appointed with a closet, climate control, direct dial phone, a minibar and a refrigerator along with en suite bathrooms that provide terry bathrobes, a separate shower and a hairdryer. Decorated in a modern design, the rooms come with coffee/tea makers and hot water as well as rattan furnishings. Along with a hot tub, a spa lounge and a Canadian tub, guests will appreciate reflex massage and Turkish steam bath on the premises. The property provides bicycles and a gym along with cycling, tennis and basketball. - Sani Beach Club. Located in a green bay in Kassandra, overlooking the Aegean Sea, 5-star Sani Club offers a private beach and pool. It features 3 restaurants, a spa and tennis courts. Each air-conditioned room has a furnished balcony or patio with views of the sea or garden. All rooms include a minibar and a sitting area with a satellite TV and DVD player. Olympos Restaurant offers a buffet breakfast and dinner while Ouzerie serves traditional Greek food. Guests can listen to live music and have drinks at the beach bar. Shows at the Garden Theatre are free for all. There is also a cinema and a disco. For younger guests, there are 3 children clubs and a supervised shallow pool. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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Julian Beever - 3D street art
 
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Julian Beever is known all over the world for his pavement drawings, more especially his 3D illusions, drawn in a special distortion to create an impression of 3D when seen from one particular viewpoint. According to Wikipedia: “Julian Beever is an English, Belgium-based chalk artist who has been creating trompe-l’œil chalk drawings on pavement surfaces since the mid-1990s. His works are created using a projection called anamorphosis, and create the illusion of three dimensions when viewed from the correct angle.” Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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The Best Hotels in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
 
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Sharm el Sheikh is a city situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, in South Sinai Governorate, Egypt, on the coastal strip along the Red Sea. Its population is approximately 73,000 as of 2015. Sharm el-Sheikh is the administrative hub of Egypt's South Sinai Governorate, which includes the smaller coastal towns of Dahab and Nuweiba as well as the mountainous interior, St. Catherine's Monastery and Mount Sinai. It is now a holiday resort and significant centre for tourism in Egypt. The Best Hotels in Sharm el Sheikh: - Baron Resort Sharm El Sheikh. This stylish, elegant and prestigious 5-star Sharm El Sheikh resort is situated on 600m of gorgeous private silky white sandy beach. It offers a lagoon-style pool and a 145m snorkeling and scuba diving platform. It has 9 restaurants and bars. It also offers a large sandy beach, Olympic-size sweet water swimming pool (heated in winter); only for adults partially–covered seawater whirlpool with jets and a kid's pool. Algae wraps and Egyptian massages are offered at Baron Resort’s Health Club & Relaxation. Gym and steam rooms are also available. - Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh. Four Seasons Resort is a hillside Red Sea diving resort set in Sharm El Sheikh. It boasts 4 pools, 5 restaurants, 3 lounges and a spa. Guests can also benefit from the snorkeling and diving activities available on site. All accommodation at Four Seasons feature a balcony or terrace with views of the Red Sea, the garden and the resort. Each room offers a seating area with a flat-screen TV and a minibar. The villa includes a private pool with a sun-lounger terrace. The Four Seasons's spa offers a range of relaxation options, including full-body massages and facials. There is also a modern gym equipped with state-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment. - Iberotel Palace. Iberotel Palace is a white-washed complex featuring 2 freshwater outdoor pools and rooms with balconies overlooking Sharm El Maya Bay. All rooms feature a private furnished balcony or terrace with views of the pool, sea side or the garden. International cuisine and night entertainment are provided at the 8 restaurants and bars. Guests can choose between seafood, Italian specialities and meat dishes, and sip an exotic cocktail at the poolside bar. - Stella Di Mare Beach Hotel & Spa. This luxurious 5-star resort is situated on a private beach at scenic Na'ama Bay’s entrance. The resort offers 3 gourmet restaurants, state-of-the-art dive training and a 600 m2 spa. Stella Di Mare’s modern, spacious rooms have large windows and plenty of natural light. Each features a private outdoor terrace or balcony, some with sweeping views of the Red Sea. Stella Di Mare’s lagoon-style outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by a waterfall and tropical gardens. Guests can snorkel in coral reefs located directly off of the resort’s beach. Evening entertainment is offered nightly. - The Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh. Situated directly on the beach and in the center of SOHO Square, this 5-star resort offers lush tropical surroundings and luxurious rooms with satellite TVs. Facilities include 5 swimming pools and water sports activities that include diving and snorkeling. Tennis and squash courts are also available. The bright rooms of Savoy Sharm El Sheikh Hotel enjoy a modern and stylish interior. All rooms have a private balcony or terrace featuring panoramic views of the landscaped gardens, the pools, or the Red Sea. The Aqua Spa & Wellness Centre offers a range of health and beauty treatments, including Ayurvedic massages and body exfoliations. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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The most beautiful places of the world - Socotra
 
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Socotra (Arabic: سُقُطْرَى‎ Suquṭra), also spelled Soqotra, is an island and a small archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean. Isolated Socotra, 220 miles from mainland Yemen, is home to a panoply of strange plants and animals uniquely adapted to the hot, harsh, windswept island. The island is very isolated and a third of its plant life is found nowhere else on the planet. It has been described as "the most alien-looking place on Earth". Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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Football Stadium in Henningsvær - the world's most awesome football stadium
 
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The Henningsvær Idrettslag Stadion in the small fishing village of Henningsvær, located on two small islands off Lofoten, in Norway, can hardly be called a stadium. There are no stands. It's only used for amateur football. But just look how damn beautiful it is… The stadium is located on a rocky islet surrounded by stunning views consisting of dramatic mountains and jagged peaks, open sea and sheltered bays. The football pitch was laid by leveling the solid bedrock of the southernmost part of the Hellandsøya island, resulting in a very rough landscape, decorated by overwhelming number of racks for drying cod. Around the perimeter of the field is a strip of asphalt that serves both as the crowd stand and as car parking. The stadium’s tiny capacity seems sufficient since the village of Henningsvær has only about 500 inhabitants. Is this the world's most awesome football stadium? Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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World's biggest cemetery - Wadi-us-Salaam
 
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Wadi Al-Salaam (Arabic وادي السلام; Valley of Peace) is an Islamic cemetery, located in the Shia holy city of Najaf, Iraq. It is the largest cemetery in the world. The cemetery covers 1,485.5 acres (601.16 ha; 6.01 km2; 2.32 sq mi) and contains some 5 million bodies. It also attracts millions of pilgrims annually. The cemetery is located near the shrine of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib, the fourth Sunni Caliph and the first Shia Imam. Thus, many Shiites in Iraq request that they be buried in this cemetery. As a result of improved transportation methods, Shi'ites from across the globe are (or seek to be) buried in the cemetery. However, burial at the cemetery "means being placed in one of the cemetery’s many catacombs." According to an undertaker at the cemetery, each crypt can hold up to 50 bodies. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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The Best Hotels in Port Vila, Vanuatu
 
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Port Vila is the capital and largest city of Vanuatu and is located on the island of Efate. Its population in the last census (2009) was 44,040,[1] an increase of 50% on the previous census result (29,356 in 1999). In 2009, the population of Port Vila formed 18.8% of the country's population, and 66.9% of the population of Efate. Situated on the south coast of the island of Efate, in Shefa Province, Port Vila is the economic and commercial centre of Vanuatu. Best hotels in Port Vila, Vanuatu: - Breakas Beach Resort. Showcasing a private beach area and water sports facilities, Breakas Beach Resort is located in Port Vila in the region of Efate, just 8 km from Konanda Reef. The resort has an outdoor pool and sun terrace. - Iririki Island Resort & Spa. Located just a 3-minute ferry ride from Port Vila on 69 acres of tropical landscapes, Iririki Island Resort & Spa boasts 2 outdoor swimming pools, free WiFi, a private beach and the luxurious Iririki Day Spa and Jewel Casino. - The Havannah. Situated on a private white sand beach, this boutique adult-only retreat features a lagoon-style swimming pool overlooking the ocean. Guests can indulge themselves at the resort’s luxury day spa. - The Melanesian Port Vila. Located just 5 minutes’ walk from Port Vila town centre, The Melanesian Port Vila features a choice of 2 restaurants with cultural entertainment by the poolside. Continental buffet breakfast is included. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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The Best Hotels in Baku, Azerbaijan
 
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Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region. Baku is located 28 metres (92 ft) below sea level, which makes it the lowest lying national capital in the world and also the largest city in the world located below sea level. The Inner City of Baku, along with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower, were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. According to the Lonely Planet's ranking, Baku is also among the world's top ten destinations for urban nightlife. The city is renowned for its harsh winds. This is reflected in the city's nickname, the "City of Winds". The best hotels in Baku: - Boulevard Hotel Baku Autograph Collection. Featuring a spa and wellness centre, Boulevard Hotel Baku Autograph Collection is situated a 5-minute walk from the Caspian Sea coast. The rooms come with air conditioning, a seating area, flat-screen TV with satellite channels. - Fairmont Baku at the Flame Towers. Located in the Flame Towers Complex, 5-star Fairmont Baku Hotel features picturesque views of Baku City or Caspian Sea. Guests are offered rooms with iPod dock station and a coffee machine. - Four Seasons Hotel Baku. Overlooking the Caspian Sea and Baku Old Town district with the Shirvanshahs’ Palace, this 5-star hotel features a restaurant and lounge, a bar and an indoor swimming pool. Rooms come with air conditioning. - Premier Old Gates Hotel. Offering a terrace, 24-hour front desk, tour desk and free WiFi, Premier Old Gates Hotel is set a 3-minute walk from Icheri Sheher Metro Station in Baku. Maiden Tower is 300 m away. - Sultan Inn Boutique Hotel. Located next to the Maiden’s Tower in the heart of Baku’s Old City, this elegant 5-star hotel offers unique décor, a traditional Azerbaijan restaurant with garden terrace, and free Wi-Fi. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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The Best Hotels in Berlin, Germany
 
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Berlin is the capital and the largest city of Germany as well as one of its 16 states. Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media and science. Its economy is based on high-tech firms and the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, research facilities, media corporations and convention venues. The metropolis is a popular tourist destination. Modern Berlin is home to world renowned universities, orchestras, museums, entertainment venues and is host to many sporting events. Its urban setting has made it a sought-after location for international film productions. The city is well known for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife, contemporary arts and a high quality of living. Over the last decade Berlin has seen the emergence of a cosmopolitan entrepreneurial scene. The best hotels in Berlin: - Grand Hyatt Berlin. This 5-star hotel has a large rooftop spa and pool with spectacular views of Berlin. Located in the lively Potsdamer Platz district, 300 metres from the Sony Center, it also offers stylish restaurants and bars. - Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin. The quintessence of luxury lodging, the Adlon is a legendary 5-star hotel situated in Berlin’s Mitte, beside the Brandenburg Gate. State-of-the-art facilities include a double Michelin-star restaurant and a shopping arcade. - Sofitel Berlin Kurfürstendamm. Just 100 metres from the Kurfürstendamm boulevard, this 5-star design hotel offers air-conditioned rooms, free Wi-Fi and a French restaurant. Guests have free use of the spa and gym. - Steigenberger Hotel am Kanzleramt. Just 800 metres from the Brandenburg Gate, Steigenberger Hotel am Kanzleramt is located directly beside the German Parliament buildings in Berlin. Free Wi-Fi access is available. - The Ritz-Carlton Berlin. This 5-star hotel at Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz Square features a luxury spa with pool. Its elegant rooms have touch-screen controls, marble bathrooms and excellent views of the Berlin skyline. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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The Best Hotels in Kefalonia, Greece
 
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Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands in western Greece. Tourism to Kefalonia started in the early 19th century. Even the Royal Family of Greece sent their children in the summer months to Lixouri, in the early 20th century, but the island was not discovered by most tourists until the 1980s. Tourists from all over Greece, Europe and the world visit Kefalonia. It is a popular vacation destination for many Italians, due to its proximity to Italy. As one of the largest islands in Greece, it is well-equipped to handle the influx of tourists during the summertime and it has something to offer to everyone. Two cultural attractions, the picturesque fishing villages of Fiscardo and Assos, and various natural attractions, including Melissani underground lake, Drogarati cave and Myrtos beach, have helped popularize Kefalonia. The film, Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001), shot on the island itself, made Kefalonia more widely known. The best hotels in Kefalonia, Greece: - F Zeen. Just 50 m from Lourdas Beach in Lourdata Village, the adults-only F Zeen features 2 swimming pools. The modern units open to a furnished balcony and patio, enjoying panoramic Ionian Sea or garden views. Free WiFi is available throughout. - Fiscardonna Luxury Suites. Fiscardonna Luxury Suites is set in Fiskardo, 100 m from Port Fiskardo. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV. - Leivatho Hotel. Situated in Avithos Beach with panoramic views of the sea, family-run Leivatho Hotel features 2 swimming pools surrounded by a furnished sunbathing terrace. The eco-friendly hotel has been awarded for its unique architecture. - Mouikis Hotel. Centrally located in a peaceful area of Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia, the stylish, eco-friendly Mouikis Hotel has rooms with balcony and free Wi-Fi. The sea is at 30 metres, while the shopping streets are a short stroll away. - Olivemare. Located in Katelios village and just a 5-minute walk from the beach, Olivemare offers stylish boutique rooms each with its own private terrace. The hotel features an ecological swimming pool with sun terrace and hot tub amidst its lush olive grove. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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Neuschwanstein Castle – Germany's fairytale castle
 
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Neuschwanstein Castle is known all over the world as a symbol of idealised romantic architecture and for the tragic story of its owner. After losing sovereignty in his own kingdom, Ludwig II withdrew into his own world of myths, legend and fairytales. Neuschwanstein Castle (German: Schloss Neuschwanstein, English: "New Swanstone Castle") is a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as a homage to Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, rather than Bavarian public funds. The palace was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886. Since then more than 61 million people have visited Neuschwanstein Castle. More than 1.3 million people visit annually, with as many as 6,000 per day in the summer. The palace has appeared prominently in several movies such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Great Escape and serves as the inspiration for Disneyland's Cinderella Castle and later, similar structures. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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McGill University, Montreal
 
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McGill University is an English-language public research university in Montreal, Canada. It was officially founded by royal charter issued by King George IV in 1821. McGill is the oldest university in Montreal and one of just three English-language universities in Quebec. It is a public research institution that takes its name from Glaswegian merchant, James McGill, whose bequest in 1813 led to the formation of McGill College. In 1829 it was established as the nation’s first faculty of medicine. McGill's main campus is set at the foot of Mount Royal in Downtown Montreal, with the second campus situated near fields and forested lands in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, also on the Montreal Island, 30 kilometres (18 miles) west of the main campus. McGill has an alumni network of roughly 250,000 living in over 180 countries. These include singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, actor William Shatner and astronaut Dave Williams. It also boasts 12 Nobel Prize winners and 140 Rhodes Scholars, more than any other university in the country. Eureka moments associated with McGill include the discovery that atoms can be divided, the first map of the brain’s motor cortex, and the invention of Plexiglas. McGill also lays claim to the invention of modern American football, hockey and basketball. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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The Best Hotels in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
 
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Karlovy Vary or Carlsbad is a spa town situated in western Bohemia, Czech Republic, on the confluence of the rivers Ohře and Teplá, approximately 130 km (81 mi) west of Prague (Praha). It is named after Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia, who founded the city in 1370. It is historically famous for its hot springs (13 main springs, about 300 smaller springs, and the warm-water Teplá River). It is the most visited spa town in the Czech Republic. The best hotels in Karlovy Vary: - Hotel Embassy. The family-owned Embassy Hotel is situated in the heart of Karlovy Vary, in direct vicinity to the thermal springs and 350 m from the Hot Spring. It offers free and secure parking on site, a restaurant and a fitness centre. - Hotel Ontario. The 3 and half star Hotel Ontario looks back upon a 150 year-long tradition and boasts a unique and quiet location above the famous Mill Colonnade, about 5 minutes from the centre of Karlovy Vary. - Luxury Spa Hotel Atlantic Palace. It is situated in the centre of Karlovy Vary, only 150 m from the Hot Spring and a 5-minute walk from the Mill Colonnade. Atlantic Palace is housed in a historic building and features a terrace and a bar. - Luxury Spa Hotel Olympic Palace. Featuring a spa centre and free WiFi, Luxury Spa Hotel Olympic Palace, which was opened in August 2015, offers luxury accommodation in Karlovy Vary. The hotel features a salt cave, wellness centre with mineral water, sun terrace and views of the garden. Guests can enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant. - Retro Riverside. Hotel Retro Riverside is set in Březová, near the forest and the water dam and offers free WiFi, a restaurant serving international cuisine, and spa and wellness facilities free of charge. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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Uppsala University
 
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Uppsala University is a research university in Uppsala, Sweden, and is the oldest university in Sweden and all of the Nordic countries, founded in 1477. It ranks among the best universities in Northern Europe in international rankings. The university uses "Gratiae veritas naturae" as its motto and embraces natural sciences. Now ranked among the best research universities in the world, Uppsala comprises nine faculties and over 45,000 students, 12% of which are international. It boasts strong strategic links with other global universities and runs exchange programmes with approximately 500 universities worldwide. Uppsala is a multi-campus university with sites that include the Biomedical Centre, one of Europe’s largest for life sciences, located on an old military base, and another on the island of Gotland, a UNESCO World Heritage site and popular Swedish holiday destination with miles of pristine beaches. The university’s long history has given rise to a multitude of prominent scholars, including Carl Linnaeus, an 18th century Uppsala professor who created the system for classifying nature that’s still in use today, and Anders Celsius, an astronomy professor, who devised the Celsius temperature scale. Eight Nobel Prize winners are associated with the university in total and its alumni include the IT entrepreneur Niklas Zennström, best known for founding Skype. Uppsala is also famous for housing unique collections of cultural, artistic and scientific interest. Its various museums, including the Museum of Evolution and the Museum Gustavianum, situated in the university's oldest building, include artefacts dating back as far as the Viking period. The university’s library is the largest in Sweden and its botanical gardens, which preserve an authentic 18th century environment, are the country’s oldest. As a major historical landmark, Uppsala university is commonly referenced in Swedish literature and makes an appearance in many films, including Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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Kurt Wenner - 3d street art (Madonnari)
 
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Kurt Wenner is an artist with an international following. He is best known for his invention of 3D pavement art. Wenner was inspired by anamorphic perspective, but had to invent an entirely new geometry in order to create his astonishing 3-D pavement art images. In the world of 3D sidewalk chalk art there’s Kurt Wenner, and everyone else. All have exceptional talent and tremendous vision but Kurt, the inventor and master, has such a higher degree of detail and intricacy in his pieces. Beyond his own work, Kurt has also devoted his life to arts education, teaching over 100,000 students during a ten year period. Like so much outdoor street art, Kurt’s work is susceptible to the elements of nature and society. While many of his pieces may have faded or completely disappeared, their legacy will continue through photographs and memories of those who witnessed a master at work. Littered throughout the images are Kurt’s thoughts and notable achievements, enjoy! Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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Imperial College London
 
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Imperial College London is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom. It was founded by Prince Albert who envisioned an area composed of the Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum, Royal Albert Hall and the Imperial Institute.The Imperial Institute was opened by his wife, Queen Victoria, who laid the first stone. The college has expanded its coursework to medicine through mergers with St Mary's Hospital. In 2004, Queen Elizabeth II opened the Imperial College Business School. Imperial is organised into faculties of science, engineering, medicine and business. Imperial College London is a university of world class scholarship, education and research in science, engineering, medicine and management, with particular regard to their application in industry, commerce and healthcare. Its main campus is based next to Kensington Palace in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, with other campuses around the city. Imperial's contributions to society include the discovery of penicillin, the development of holography and fibre optics. Imperial's focus is in science and technology and their applications for industry. Imperial is ranked among the top universities in the world by numerous university rankings. According to The New York Times, its students are highly recruited worldwide, and receive the highest salaries of any UK university. Imperial staff and alumni include 15 Nobel laureates, 2 Fields Medalists, 70 Fellows of the Royal Society, 82 Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering and 78 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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The Best Hotels in Muscat, Oman
 
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Muscat is the capital and largest metropolitan city of Oman. It is also the seat of government and largest city in the Governorate of Muscat. Known since the early 1st century CE as an important trading port between the west and the east, Muscat was ruled by various indigenous tribes as well as foreign powers such as the Persians, the Portuguese Empire and the Ottoman Empire at various points in its history. The rocky Western Al Hajar Mountains dominate the landscape of Muscat. The city lies on the Arabian Sea along the Gulf of Oman and is in the proximity of the strategic Straits of Hormuz. Low-lying white buildings typify most of Muscat's urban landscape, while the port-district of Muttrah, with its corniche and harbour, form the north-eastern periphery of the city. Muscat's economy is dominated by trade, petroleum and porting. The best hotels in Muscat, Oman: - Al Bustan Palace. Set against Al Hajar Mountains overlooking the Sea of Oman, this 5-star luxury resort offers a unique palace experience, showcasing the art of Omani hospitality. Six Senses Spa at Al Bustan Palace offers a variety of spa treatments with 17 spacious treatment rooms and a ladies-only member area including a private beach. - Crowne Plaza Muscat. Overlooking the Gulf of Oman, Crowne Plaza Muscat features a private bay, a sauna, and 2 outdoor pools. It offers free WiFi in all areas, a fitness centre and spacious, air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV. - Grand Millennium Muscat. The Grand Millennium Hotel features 296 rooms and suites. with their modern design complementing the values of the contemporary Arabian culture, in a smoking and alcohol free environment. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. - Sheraton Oman Hotel. Set in Muscat in the Muscat Governorate Region, 7 km from Qurum Natural Park, Sheraton Oman Hotel boasts a spa centre and sauna. The hotel has a fitness centre and hammam, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. - The Chedi Muscat. This 5-star beachfront resort in Muscat is a 15-minute drive from Muscat International Airport. It has a spa with massage services, swimming pools. Free WiFi is available throughout the entire property. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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The most beautiful cities in the world - Mexico City
 
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Mexico City is the capital of Mexico. Mexico City is the country's largest city as well as its most important political, cultural, educational and financial center. The Greater Mexico City population is 21.2 million people, making it the largest metropolitan area in the western hemisphere, the eleventh-largest agglomeration, and the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world. Mexico’s capital is both the oldest capital city in the Americas and one of two founded by Amerindians (Native Americans), the other being Quito. The city was originally built on an island of Lake Texcoco by the Aztecs in 1325 as Tenochtitlan, which was almost completely destroyed in the 1521 siege of Tenochtitlan, and subsequently redesigned and rebuilt in accordance with the Spanish urban standards. Mexico City is a fascinating capital that beguiles its visitors with endless options. One of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, with 16 boroughs and more than 300 neighborhoods, it might seem a bit overwhelming to the first-time visitor, though it doesn’t have to be. Many of the most visited tourist attractions in Mexico City are concentrated in the historic center, including the Plaza de la Constitucion or Zocalo, the National Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral, Templo Mayor, Palace of Fine Arts and Alameda Park. A few blocks north of the Palace of Fine Arts, Plaza Garibaldi is one of the best places in Mexico City to hear live mariachi music. Located west of the historic center, the Plaza de la Republica is home to the newly refurbished Revolution Monument and National Museum. Chapultepec Park, the largest in Mexico City, is divided into three sections and home to several of capital’s top tourist attractions, including Chapultepec Castle, the Modern Art Museum and the National Museum of Anthropology. Keep in mind that, with a few exceptions, most museums and archaeological sites in Mexico City are closed on Mondays. You’ll also want to explore the neighborhoods of Zona Rosa, Roma, Condesa, Coyoacan and San Angel. Home to lovely parks, plazas, shops, markets, cafes and some of the top tourist attractions in Mexico City, these artsy neighborhoods are especially popular among visitors to the city and foreign residents. Nearby, in the trendy posh neighborhood of Polanco you’ll find some of Mexico City’s top nightspots and chic restaurants. History buffs will find the best remaining examples of ancient Aztec city planning in the southern Xochimilco borough of Mexico City and north of the city at the Teotihuacán archaeological site. In Xochimilco you can hire a colorful trajinera (wooden boat) to tour the canals and gardens. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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The Best Hotels in Doha, Qatar
 
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Doha is the capital city and most populous city of the State of Qatar. It is Qatar's fastest growing city, with over 50% of the nation's population living in Doha or its surrounding suburbs, and it is also the economic center of the country. Doha is considered a world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. Doha accommodates Education City, an area devoted to research and education. The city was host to the first ministerial-level meeting of the Doha Development Round of World Trade Organization negotiations. In December 2011, the World Petroleum Council held the 20th World Petroleum Conference in Doha. Additionally, the city hosted the 2012 UNFCCC Climate Negotiations and is set to host a large number of the venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. In May 2015, Doha was officially recognized as one of the New7Wonders Cities together with Vigan, La Paz, Durban, Havana, Beirut, and Kuala Lumpur. The best hotels in Doha, Qatar: - Marsa Malaz Kempinski. Located in an island at The Pearl- Qatar, Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl - Doha offers a private beach, outdoor pools and a Spa by Clarins. This hotel features palatial corridors, free WiFi and a complimentary butler service. It also offers a tennis court. - Radisson Blu Hotel Doha. This 4-star hotel in the heart of Doha's shopping district features an outdoor pool and health club, over 19 restaurants and bars. A free airport shuttle and free WiFi are available. - Shangri-La Hotel Doha. Towering 50 stories over the fashionable West Bay district, Shangri-La Hotel, Doha is located in the heart of Qatar. The property offers free WiFi in all areas and a large lagoon-shaped pool. CHI features sauna, Jacuzzi® and steam rooms that provide a unique and relaxing wellness experience. - Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels. Nestled in the heart of the historic Souq Waqif and just 15 minutes from Doha International Airport, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels is a collection of 9 historic buildings featuring intricate décor and architecture to ensure the finest in Qatari hospitality for your stay in Doha. - The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa. Set in Doha, 2.4 km from Diwan Emiri Royal Palace, The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa features free WiFi throughout the entire property and an outdoor pool. Free private parking is available on site. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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