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  • Bolinao

    2008-04-27 #places
    Bolinao

    Bolinao is on the north eastern portion of the Philippines' biggest island Luzon. A 6 hour bus ride takes one to this beach paradise which thank goodness has not yet been fully discovered by humanity though it seems to be on the verge. I love that it has generally remained quiet and clean. Hopefully it will never be turned into a beach that is invaded by commercialization.

  • Skyline of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak

    written by jeepeng on 2008-04-27 #places
    Skyline of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak

    Want to be the King of the World? Forget about Titanic!!! What you need to do is take a 5 minute Peak Tram funicular railway from Central District of Hong Kong, go to The Peak Tower of Victoria Peak where you can see the greatest view of one of the best skylines in the world!

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  • Cathedral Notre Dame

    written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 #places
    Cathedral Notre Dame

    The cathedral of "Notre Dame" of Paris, in the real historical center of the city (Island of the city, on the Seine) is a world-known monument and for sure one of the most visited places by the tourists in Paris. Always a very crowded place and typical "postcard" of your stay in Paris... But to say truly, the religious gothic style of this building is really worth the visit, it's a beautiful cathedral.

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  • Louisiana Museum

    written by tveden on 2008-04-27 #places
    Louisiana Museum

    This one is for the art lovers. Louisiana museum for modern art is located north of Copenhagen and has a beautiful ocean view. All year it hosts exhibitions from both national and international artists. The place is peaceful and minimalists, and contains several buildings with many areas.

  • Provo River

    written by janisthewanis on 2008-04-27 #places
    Provo River

    The Provo River is not necessarily located in Provo, Utah. Though it runs through the city of Provo, the most visited areas of the river are long before the river reaches the city. This river is considered one of the best trout rivers in the US, for good reasons.

  • Khoo Kongsi house

    2008-04-27 #places
    Khoo Kongsi house

    Khoo is the family name. Kongsi means clan (family) house. This clan house of the Khoo family reminds us of the very first period when the Chinese came to Penang. The Khoo family that built this Kongsi came originally from Sin Kang village in the Hokkien province of China. They actually began migrating overseas in the 16th century. They came to Penang sometime in the late 18th century. By 1835 the numbers was large enough that they formed a clan group and purchased the land and started building the first Kongsi.

  • Vatican Museums

    written by golfpunkgirl on 2008-04-27 #places
    Vatican Museums

    I've never been a huge fan of museums because frankly while traveling, I'd rather see the beautiful cityscape and enjoy mingling with the locals while sampling the country's speciality dishes however the Vatican museums are definitely an exception.

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  • Long Sands

    written by kylethefrench on 2008-04-27 #places
    Long Sands

    Long Sands is a beach all long and sandy in Southern Maine. It was popular with native Americans before white people came as a place for fishing and harvesting 25 pound lobsters from off the rocks (for real 25 pounds was the common size before whitey came) and then settlers came in the 1630s. Some wars happened, many settlers and many more natives were killed, natives left, the sea-trade came. Crazy things happened like a mile out into the sea from this beach, there is a tiny rock outcropping called Boon Island where a ship crashed and the sailors were stuck out there, this is the 1850s, anyways they were stuck for a couple of months in the winter and they started to eat the dead guys to stay alive, we don't remember this in history because the Donner party is more famous now.

  • Magic Fountain of Montjuic

    written by suziedepingu on 2008-04-27 #places
    Magic Fountain of Montjuic

    I must say I have a bit of poor luck with this attraction. My friends and I planned to go to this magic fountain on our first evening, however, before the performance started we decided to grab a meal and go back. Then here comes the pouring rain, getting lost around the back streets, very quiet place... etc etc. all those frustrating moments. We cannot go back to see the performance on time. Argh... Can you believe our luck? Raining our first evening, when we wish to enjoy the sunshine that London doesn't have.

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  • Goblin Valley State Park

    written by janisthewanis on 2008-04-27 #places
    Goblin Valley State Park

    Goblin valley is known for its creature like rock formations that formed in a valley. One is invited to stroll around climb on these formations. Inside the park however there are a number of campgrounds and slot canyons and neat alcoves. You can drive to the campgrounds and many are furnished with water and public restrooms for the ultimate camping convenience. Be careful with the lighting, the desert sun will have all your colours washed out early in the morning, and just until before sunrise. Pack up a roll of nice slide film and set your phone alarm and go get some pictures of the rising sun. Then get a water bottle and go find some caves and canyons and pick up some real nice reflected red light in the shade. This location is about 4 hours drive from any major airport, but there are also dozens of other national parks really close by. Worth the trouble to get there.

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  • Handicraft Ceramic Atelier

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Handicraft Ceramic Atelier

    In a place where culture, history, fire and tradition are moulding unique pieces made of clay and cooked in giant oven, you'll be able to be in touch with the rich Brazilian past. The ceramics handcraftsmanship is alive inside theses houses, old red brick ovens and mountains. A beautiful place surrounded by mountains (Serra do Mar, Serra da Mantiqueira and Serra da Quebra-Cangalha). The city starts where once was an old King's warehouse, in the middle of the Estrada Real (the road where gold was transported to the Port, in Paraty-RJ).

  • Skate Park Piazza Zara

    written by champi on 2008-04-27 #places
    Skate Park Piazza Zara

    In Turin we have something like 4 or 5 skate parks, but all of them are really small and looking quite the same (I can't wait to go shoot and ride the brand new concrete bowl they have just built in the North of the city)... Not much stuff to ride on and not a great background, nevertheless they can be quite a cool spot to shoot skate or bmx riding, even more when the kids of the neighborhood organize a funny little Saturday contest with all the local buddies riding and chilling around!

  • Table Mountain

    written by ng1336 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Table Mountain

    This is the most famous and the highest table in the world, you can't dine on this table, instead you are the food for the GOD!!! I'm just making a joke here what I'm trying to tell you here is the mountain that has a flat plateau and it was named like that because of its form.

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  • Kent Falls

    written by kylethefrench on 2008-04-27 #places
    Kent Falls

    Kent Falls is way on up in the corner of New England, basically there are a bunch of waterfalls there but also some picnicky fun. It originally was all set up for people when the new deal sent teenagers under the CCC program to fix it all up in the 30s. It kind of means a bunch to my family because my grandfather was in the CCC and my other grandfather went to the falls growing up, last time I went, I went with grandma and grandpa as well as my parents and nieces.

  • Emirates Towers Hotel

    written by hind on 2008-04-27 #places
    Emirates Towers Hotel

    Dubai, inside a hotel room in Emirates Towers Hotel overlooking Sheikh Zayed Road. Sheikh Zayed road is lined with high rise office and apartment buildings and quite a few five star hotels. The roads are always busy during rush hour. When it isn't rush hour, the road is like a race track with crazy speedy drivers scaring the normal drivers. Sometimes it's like a scene from Wacky Races.

  • Coatepec

    written by diablitomx on 2008-04-27 #places
    Coatepec

    Coatepec is a small town near Xalapa, the capital of the state of Veracruz in México. It is famous because of its coffee plantations, which are a part of the coffee production process. There are places called "beneficios" that are: the places where the coffee is dried and processed.

  • Basar Kapali Çarsi

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Basar Kapali Çarsi

    * When: always

  • Baby-Plage

    written by libellule on 2008-04-27 #places
    Baby-Plage

    Baby-plage in les Eaux-Vives, Geneva, is a very nice spot to enjoy the sun in summer. But if you want to stay in a peaceful and more airy place instead of the small crowded beach, go a little further on the left where all the boats are parked, and climb on the flat rocks. From there you only hear the sound of the wind on the boats, and the ducks and swans on the water, and you smile looking at the huge crowd of sheeps stacked on the other side of the lake. One of the best spots to spend a sunny afternoon and get some tan in Geneva right in the middle of the city!

  • Matala

    written by jogintas on 2008-04-27 #places
    Matala

    Have you ever been in Greece? No?! Then it's time to do that, because Greece has lots of good things for you... And if you choose to make a sightseeing-trip to Crete Island which is very friendly to the tourists from the whole world, do not hesitate to rent a car and take a little road to the south of the island. To be precise, go to Matala village, which is about 75 kilometers south-west of Heraklion (or Iraklion), the center (or capital) of Crete island.

  • Bullerdeich In Hammerbrook

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Bullerdeich In Hammerbrook

    The area I live in is basically not inhabited. Hammerbrook in Hamburg is an industrial- and business-territory. But there are lofts and there am I. I live in an Artists House where people live in lofts and start projects together, but this very spot will be explained in a few weeks. The main objective is the Bullerdeich: It is one fantastic secret wild park close to my flat.

  • Carris - Lisbon public transport company

    written by ricardo_ventura on 2008-04-27 #places
    Carris - Lisbon public transport company

    Carris is the Lisbon public transport company and together with the underground, is the main transport system in the city. This company with its 3 services - tram routes, funiculars and lifts and bus network, covers the whole city. Yes, you need a ticket, and the best thing to buy if you gonna stay a few days in Lisbon, is the ticket "7 colinas", you can buy the 5 days ticket that is valid for the Carris services and underground for five days consecutive unlimited times. You can buy it on the underground and Carris offices.

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  • Sonar Festival

    written by bedfordav on 2008-04-27 #places
    Sonar Festival

    Sonar Festival takes place every year in Barcelona, Spain for three days and two nights in mid June. It's a really cool and diverse festival with all sorts of musical styles and genres, with bands, djs, live sets, design, installations, stalls, audio visual and other multimedia....some of it is really cutting edge stuff. A complete mixture of big named, world renowned artists mixed in with far more niche and/or obscure and up-and-coming acts.

  • Chuan Jia Hakka Restaurant

    written by alice26992 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Chuan Jia Hakka Restaurant

    Situated on busy Guang Fu Road. Chuan Jia Hakka Restaurant has a unique wooden shop front that makes it stand out from the rest of the buildings on either side. Inside, all three floors are decorated in what looks to be traditional Hakka style. The restaurant is traditional Taiwanese style.

  • The Hairy Canary

    written by golfpunkgirl on 2008-04-27 #places
    The Hairy Canary

    It isn't a wonder that I'm a frequent guest in this pub as it's only a two min walk from my flat and only like 2 seconds from the European commission

  • Da Vinci Café

    written by alice26992 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Da Vinci Café

    At the Davinci Cafe; situated in BeiTou's Taipei National University of the Arts, one can see the entire city of Taipei by night. Looking out the full-length windows, one can even see the Taipei 101. Davinci Cafe not only possesses great views, but their cuisine is also authentic Italian. Whether it is the Grilled Veal Tenderloin Fillet with Goose Liver Sauce, the mixed seafood Plate with Cream Lemon Sauce or other Italian pasta dishes, the food and the views are equally good. All the bread and desserts in the salad bar are prepared by chefs from Hong Kong. The food is so delicious!

  • Masai Market

    written by alice26992 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Masai Market

    Masai Market is also called 'Tuesday Market', which is in the capital city of Kenya - Nairobi. There are over fifty Masai women who sell traditional wares including beadwork and baskets. In Kenya's market, even in some stores, bargaining back and forth is very natural matter. Art of bargaining has a very deep foundation in Kenyan culture, and was considered as must-be commercial skill.

  • Kazakh Steppe

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Kazakh Steppe

    The largest country of Central Asia is Kasakhstan. But that doesn't mean that it is densely populated. The opposite is the case. The former Soviet Republic is rich of oil-resources but otherwise the nature is very poor. The harsh and high temperatures make it a not very fruitful soil. But besides the steppe of wild grass the soviet leadership tried to implement monocultures such as wheat or cotton in a very big style. So eventually the people, who formerly lived as nomads and had huge herds of sheep and cattle, became a nation of peasants and filled the largest chamber of wheat in the union.

  • Songzanlin Monastery

    written by saviorjosh on 2008-04-27 #places
    Songzanlin Monastery

    Located in the north-western part of Yunnan Province, Shangri-La, formerly known as Zhongdian, is actually an ugly town. I refuse to call it Shangri-La after I visited it.

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  • Cemitério do Convento Santa Clara

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Cemitério do Convento Santa Clara

    Franciscanos fundaram o Convento Santa Clara em 1673 e seu cemitério fica do lado direto do prédio principal. Como todo cemitério é um lugar muito calmo e sereno, onde o povo de Taubaté relembra seus entes queridos. É, talvez, o mais antigo da cidade ainda em funcionamento.

  • Cable Cars

    written by lomowendy on 2008-04-27 #places
    Cable Cars

    Visiting Singapore is never complete without taking the cable car ride. Ride it from its two stations at Sentosa Island "www.sentosa.sg":www.sentosa.sg or from Mount Faber Jewel Box station "http:// www.mountfaber.com.sg/main-cablecar.htm":http:// www.mountfaber.com.sg/main-cablecar.htm The cable car provides a fantastic view of Singapore - the sweeping landscapes, the harbor, it's busy ports, cityscapes, Sentosa island - all very pretty and lomographic!