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eBirmingham: Spotlight on One of Europe’s Premier Entertainment Venues

The NEC is perhaps one of the most widely recognised events and entertainments venues in Europe. Every year the 20 interconnected halls play host to over 140 trade shows, plus meetings and more besides. The NEC is huge with over 186,000 square meters indoors, plus over 160,000 acres of hard standings and 75 acres of woodland outside, playing host to a wealth of events throughout the year. The National Wedding Show From Friday 28th February …

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Exploring India by bus

Many of the more adventurous backpackers and students visit India because it’s cheap and easy to get around. It’s also home to some breathtakingly beautiful temples, luscious jungles, pristine beaches and other fascinating sights that will take your breath away. Sounds exciting right? It is! India is the ideal destination for anyone on a budget and the rupees value is very low, meaning you can get a lot more for a lot less. Transport in …

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Backpacking Around Europe Made Easy

It’s around this time of the academic year that students have settled into their new or latest accommodation and are starting to make the most of the freedoms and independence that comes with university or college life.  Friendship groups have formed and are starting to cement and small groups might be thinking about setting off on adventures during any of the lengthy holiday periods. As money is usually in short supply for those in full-time …

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How To Be A Proactive Blogger and Writer

One of the things about me is that I am quite a proactive girl, when it comes to writing and in my life in general.  It is something that I have always had good feedback from in my old jobs and also friends. I enjoy writing very much, but one of my best qualities is, that I research, plan, write and get my work published on sites and to time. What is my background? My …

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Cambodia: Smiles, wonders, amoks but years of Terror unforgotten…

October 24th 2012, sitting aboard the airbus Airbus 737 Lyon-Istanbul – then the A340 Istanbul- Bangkok… I am finally back on the roads after three months and half working hard in France to save money and building my organization Nepally Dream… Just the time for few days to do my favourite things through the Crazy Thai Capital: drinking few coconut soups and Watermelon Shakes, losing myself in Chinatown, resting along the Mekong and having amazing …

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Periyar Spice Gardens, Kerala, India

There are a number of spice gardens on offer around the Thekkady and Periyar district and you will be offered a number of options from the different tour operators and hotels. The gardens we visited provided a superb short outing and we absolutely recommend adding a visit to your tour. The main photo for this article is a really lush rice paddy field within the garden. Entrance A quick rickshaw ride takes you to one …

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Flying to Kathmandu from India

The journey from India to Nepal (Kathmandu)is best done by plane but there is also the extended but less comfortable route by train and bus dependent upon where you are leaving India from. I was leaving from Delhi and decided on a flight costing approx £60 one way from Delhi International Airport to Kathmandu Tribhuban International Airport. The airport is easily accessed using the new and efficient metro from down town Delhi. An Airport Hotel In my …

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2014

[mappress mapid=”7″]The world famous New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2014 is scheduled for Friday 25 April to Sunday 4th May at the Fair Grounds Race Course which is located in the heart of the historic city. This 10-day music mash-up promises to see more people than ever before and strives to beat it’s audience of over 425,000 people it seen in 2013, hopefully this year round it will be without the thunderstorms and mad …

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Unveiled and Lifted Documentary

Is it time for you to stop giving your power and freedom away to government and other people who claim to know what is ‘best’ for you? Whilst most of us have to live under government control, there are certain aspects which we can take back for ourselves. Many of us are taught from children that government knows best and that they are elected or brought into power to better serve the community – I …

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Paragliding, Pokhara, Nepal – Gallery

Pokhara, Nepal is arguably the best place in the world to para-glide and the numbers for pilots, schools and companies making it possible to do are numerous. From the launch site above Pokhara you can see the whole of the town and the beautiful Lake Fewa. Gliding high over the lake and surrounding hills/mountains make this a most memorable experience. Tandem flying is so safe and so comfortable...just do it!!!

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Nile Rodgers And Chic Live At Glastonbury 2013

Glastonbury History People travel all over the world to see bands perform, but the one festival that everyone wants to perform at and see is Glastonbury.  Glastonbury is a music festival for the performing arts.  People travel all over the world to see bands perform, but if you ask them where they would like to perform, they would all most likely say Glastonbury The festival organiser, Michael Eavis, a farmer in a Somerset valley, stated …

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The Early Bird Catches the Worm

A girl couldn’t really sleep this night, it was raining a lot…3.30am, 4 am, then 5 am, she took a pashmina to cover her head and decided to walk through the rain thinking that some people had the same ”issue” but unfortunately, those didn’t have any houses where to stay…sleeping in the dirty streets of Kathmandu… Then, she walked for an hour through these same streets, with almost no one expect two rickshaw passing and …

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Christchurch, New Zealand – Gallery

Christchurch on the south Island of New Zealand was devastated by a severe earthquake in 2011 but these photos were taken prior to this. I was specifically intrigued by the "Autism" monument complete with talking seats and quirky bronze sculptures. Take time to review the inspirational quotes. Around Christchurch you will find wonderful countryside, views and coastline. Parts of NZ feel like going back a little in time but Christchurch is a beautiful place with pretty trams and floral displays.

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Andy Murray – Not JUST a Sporting hero

After his historic win at Wimbledon, Andy Murray is not JUST a sporting hero having become the only Briton wearing shorts to win Wimbledon but has also extended his remarkable charitable attitude to his life by donating all his £1.6m winnings to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. Beating Novak Djokovic in this historic 3 set match, he has now been recognised for his achievement by many sporting and show business personalities along with the Prime …

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Sydney, Australia – Gallery

The coastal path out from Sydney takes in a number of beaches and great views including Bondi Beach. The iconic Sydney opera house is definitely worth visiting and it is also an option to scale the Sydney Harbour bridge to take in the great views. One superb place to stop is the swimming pool which is a sea water pool and regularly used for exercise but when the tide comes in you can find yourself swimming with waves crashing over the swimming pool walls!! These pics show that it isn't always sunny in OZ!!

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Thulopatal, Everest, Nepal – Gallery

Everest, the top of the world, Living with the Tamung people, volunteering in Nepal. Look through these photos and get a true feel for the culture of this area. John O'Connell enjoyed his time here and will return to these wonderful people in the near future. This is a poor area but the people have such rich culture.

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Kathmandu, Nepal – Gallery

I visited Kathmandu for 1 week and stayed for 2 months...yes it's chaotic, yes it's dirty, yes it's dusty, yes it's smoggy or muddy BUT it is also fascinating. Temples, distinct districts, tradition and culture along with ever smiling people make this a worthwhile place to come...and not JUST to head off trekking in the Himalayas. Waalk around here an marvel wide eyed at the diversity of sights and experiences.

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