Traditional Thanksgiving parade in New York

26 11 2010
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A millions of Americans around the world have celebrated yesterday their traditional Thanksgiving day. New York city as each year has commemorated date with the amazing parade starting from Central Park West and proceeding dow Seventh and Sixth avenues to 34th Street.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade started in 1924 when employees from the department store marched in costume from Harlem to Macy’s flagship store on 34th Street. The parade was suspended from 1942 to 1944 because rubber and helium were needed for World War II, making this parade the 84th.


Bicycle cities are a contribution to sustainable development

26 11 2010

Bike cities is a  new system that is trying to contribute to sustainable development activities. Different cities around the world have already implemented the bike service, allowing everyone to move within a urban city without pollute!

The bike city service has born in the French city La Rochelle in 1973 when the word environment started to be pronounced. It was a labour that encouraged other cities to create the same service. Nowadays the bikes are consider as a fantastic way of transporting, considering that traffic and pollution are not an inconvenient.

Within the main bike friendly cities there are Helsinki in Finland, Leipzig and Stuttgart in Germany, Oslo in Norway, Amsterdam which is the number one of the bike cities. in France, Lyon, Paris, Montpellier and Avignon are consider as a « ville vélo » , also Valencia and Barcelona in Spain.

Source: Vélos en libre acces

Barcelona vs Real Madrid, a goal in tourism activities

26 11 2010

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This Monday Barcelona FC receives at the Camp Nou stadium its biggest rival Real Madrid. This match is expected to bring a thousands of tourist who want to see Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo.

Knowing the importance of both clubs within the international football, people from other Spain cities as well as from abroad travel to Barcelona to enjoy of  a traditional match that is a really classic. Moreover, it is a good opportunity for those who like to visit the Barcelona FC museum and club, that receives millions of visits all along the year and that is consider within the main attractions of the city.

Traveling to smoke-free countries

26 11 2010

Nowadays, we wan enjoy to free smoking destinations. For those who prefer to breath a clean environment, rather a smoky place,  there are five destinations really fighting against tobacco.

Source:  Tourism

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Peru, following the Inca’s Route

25 11 2010


Peru, the Incas’ land whit Pre-Columbian and architectural historical past. A travel throughout legends, condors, llamas and Incas. A city inspired by an ancient monument which remains us what incredible Inca Empire was: The Machu Picchu.

The Machu Picchu know as the lost city is a sacred place situated in the city of Cusco around 1100km from capital Lima. Archeologists believe that it was built by the Incas around 1400 AD, but they stopped the final construction due to the Spanish conquest. The legends says that it was a place to venerate incas gods. The Machu Picchu was just discovered in 1911, but is currently part of the new seven wonders of the world.

Whether you consider to visit cultural places, you must visit the Machu Picchu, a mystery and amazing Inca heritage.

Source: discovery adventures

Copenhagen: Best destination for 2011

25 11 2010

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The European Consumers choice awards (ECA) has given the list of the best destinations for 2011. This time, consumers has chosen the Denmark’s capital after a strong competition with other European cities. The delegate of the ECA has visited each of nominated cities, then the voting was opened for 31 days letting the public have the last word.  Copenhagen has reported the first place with 2894 votes in total followed by Barcelona 2403 and Berlin in the third place with1648 of the 50 000 total votes.

Copenhagen is a city that is so involved in sustainable activities. The city has organised everything necessary for the last year Copenhagen conference on climatic change, and also has started to developed new ideas to contribute to sustainable activities.

Source:The European Consumers choice awards (ECA)