Tucked away on Fiji's secluded Beqa Island, the breathtaking Kulu Bay Resort is a lush tropical sanctuary where you can leave the world and its worries behind. During your time in paradise, you'll stay in one of just seven luxuriously appointed beachfront bures, a traditional Fijian home, just steps from calm, warm waters of Kulu Bay Resort. Each bure measures more than 100 square meters (1,100 square feet) of living space and has a king-size bed in the master suite, two full baths, day bed in the living room, ceiling fans and double doors leading to a private wrap around deck with a hammock.
Your days will consist of whatever you desire: basking under storybook blue skies on golden-sand beaches or swimming in soothing, warm waters. Or, choose to experience some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world in the famous Beqa Barrier Reefs. Or, simply enjoy the sounds of nature at solar-powered, eco-friendly Kulu Bay Resort.
Indeed, Kulu Bay Resort is everything a tropical paradise should be—and more—with translucent turquoise waters, lush rainforests and exotic flowers. Book your well-deserved holiday today so you do not miss this beautiful wonder of the South Pacific on Beqa Island - Kulu Bay Resort.
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For some, its long, lazy days on sunny beaches; for others its Plett’s buzzing night life and high season cocktail circuit! There are those who are up early to ride the forests and go parachuting and bungee jumping… and then there are the monkeys and elephants and other wild animals and birds dotted throughout Plett that make for the perfect fun-filled leisure time.
Oh, and don’t forget to visit our wine estates, go on a township tour, visit a township tavern, or take part in any number of activities that make up the Plett Summer Festival.
Now that we have your attention, there’s a lot more to come! The Plett Summer Festival is the first step to creating a cohesive summer holiday experience – which features the iconic Discovery Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge – and it is part of our plans to build a series of festivals and events during the year to tempt you – and other visitors – back again!
Check out the Festival & Event Calendar for some appetizing possibilities – there are some well-known events (the Wedge Classic and Plett Easter Games come to mind), and then existing events that are getting a “must-attend” makeover (Tour de Plett, a definite for all mountain bikers).
And then there are exciting Plett Tourism projects: Plett Arts Festival is fast becoming one of the Garden Route’s favourite arts festival filled with an eclectic mix of theatre, dance, music, food and fun. We also have the inaugural Tour de Plett over the October school holidays and our Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival!
The Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival is a key part of the Plett Winelands, an exciting new venture in-the-making which has given Plett a whole new feeling! There are horse-drawn carriages, hiking and biking trails from wine estate to wine estate, with stopovers along the way. And in some cases you will be able to go from one to the other on horseback.
Ah, so much to do, and so little holiday time!
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Calgary is a destination like no other: a mix of dynamic big-city energy, cheerful western hospitality and wondrous natural beauty. An urban centre surrounded on all sides by scenic Canadian vistas, Calgary’s diversity as a travel destination is its greatest strength.
Every year the ‘Stampede For Geeks’ stages a Calgary takeover.
Beakerhead, a unique international festival of art, science and engineering started small and quirky in 2013. Today, thousands of scientists, inventors, artists and visitors from all over the globe love this September event because it is still quirky. But now it’s big. Bigger than its founders — the brilliant minds of former hosts of the Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet Jay Ingram and a local Mary Anne Moser – PhD Science and Society — could have dreamed.
From mechanical creatures to palaeontology digs, time travellers’ costume parades to science rap battles, engineered eats to engineered art and everything in-between, Beakerhead is truly a creative festival for science enthusiasts of all ages.
Known for its strong culinary focus, Beakerhead challenges Calgary chefs to explore their scientific side with Engineered Eats, themed ingredients and techniques lead to inventive dishes and drinks like 2016’s milk-themed molecular cocktails. For the ultimate culinary experience foodies are invited to dining extravaganzas, like Torched in 2016 — at The Compound, a warehouse turned skate park — presented a multi-sensory event where six local chefs, award-winning mixologists presented their best with a backdrop of crane rides and live music.
It’s thought provoking.
Art lovers appreciate the abundance of public art installations created for this annual event. 2016 saw the Chain Reactions of Incredible Encounters: visits to Sandbox of Human Ingenuity for Yoga in the Sand and the BASS Ship, a two-storey communications device for sending messages to outer space set up right in downtown Calgary’s happening East Village. While in the East Village head down to Simmons Building for Cafe au Lait Scientifique at Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters to learn from engineers-turned-coffee-experts Phil and Sebastian why milk can make or break the perfect cup. After a morning of urban exploring dive into an afternoon enjoying Rock ’n Roll History of Space Exploration with Jay Ingram and his band, the Cosmonauts or a Science Genius Rap Battle at Studio Bell, Home of Canada’s impressive new National Music Centre.
Beakerhead brings people together at the crossroads of art, science and engineering.
Year-round programming culminates in a five-day citywide spectacle with more than 60 events centred around delightfully bizarre engineered installations and artworks.
Who should attend? Everyone! It doesn't get any more inclusive than this. Social and cultural barriers, be gone.
145,000 people took part in 2017, with 2018 shaping up to be the biggest year yet!
Why? Because Creativity is Crucial.
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Less than 20 years ago, Raichak was just a sleepy fishing dot on the map, where shops closed in the afternoon for a routine siesta, where a dog’s bark could be heard across the village and where people peeked out of their huts if a city visitor arrived.
We been able to keep much of the idyllic charm intact while creating the resort, the first of its kind in Eastern India. The resort was launched when Kolkata was dismissed as unambitious; our development played a role in liberating the Calcuttans from a long-standing defensiveness. Raichak on Ganges has emerged as the showpiece of a Bengal intent on moving ahead. Brand Raichak on Ganges continues to be as relevant as when it was conceived for some good reasons:
Being just 90 minutes from Calcutta, is the proximate antidote to the stress of a madding crowd.
Continues to offer clean air, clean view and clean sound at a time of growing environmental degradation.
Gifts an opportunity to go back in time to the kind of lives our forefathers lived in their country homes.
Serves the need for people to bond, talk and confer in non-formal surroundings.
The result is Raichak on Ganges is different things to different people. A quality weekend getaway.A relaxed business conferencing destination.A hub for destination weddings.A major economy driver supporting the lives of more than 1,000 local people.
More than just a location, Raichak on Ganges is an idea whose time has come.
View the Gallery below and Visit the Website: raichakonganges.com
Embrace the resort-like atmosphere of Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore. The experience is personal and residential, with magnificent vistas of the harbour, the downtown Baltimore skyline and the surrounding districts of Fell’s Point and Little Italy.
Reflecting the modern spirit of the Harbor East district, our Baltimore luxury hotel is tailored, welcoming and eclectic. Marble bathrooms are each equipped with ample counter space, a mirror with integrated television, a deep soaking tub and a separate walk-in shower. Around the clock, guests can count on responsive Four Seasons service to ensure their stay is comfortable, complete and always unforgettable.
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Eden Locke is a design-led aparthotel for those who want to challenge the status quo, and experience the unique and authentic.
Designed for travellers for whom a bed and shower in a shoebox isn’t enough, Eden Locke immerses you in its neighbourhood’s culture through spaces that connect you to a community of like-minded locals and travellers.
Visit the Website: http://www.lockeliving.com
Tam-awan Village in Pinsao Proper, Baguio City uniquely blends indigenous aesthetics and exquisite Cordilleran craftsmanship with an artist’s concept for a village adapting to Baguio setting.
Chanum Foundation, Inc., founded in 1998, began to reconstruct Ifugao houses in Baguio with the view of making a model village accessible to people who have not had the chance to travel to the Cordillera interior. On a land near an abundant spring, the foundation started out with three knocked-down huts transported from Bangaan, Ifugao. Tam-awan village now has seven Ifugao huts and two Kalinga houses. Using the original materials and adding only new cogon roofs, traditional artisans reconstructed the houses and laid them out resembling the design of a traditional Cordillera Village.
An Ifugao house is compact and though deceptively simple, its architecture is quite sophisticated. Built by clever mortise makers without nails or hardware, it exemplifies the exactness of Ifugao construction. With the heavy hand-hewn timber elevated to about shoulder height by four posts usually made of hard wood, the house, with periodic re-roofing, can last several generations.
The Kalinga house is more spacious and is made with the same hand-hewn pinewood. The binayon is the traditional octagonal house of Southern Kalinga Province and Tam-awan Village is proud to present one the three remaining such houses in the country today.
The huts in Tam-awan Village are named after the areas where they come from. From Ifugao, we have the Bangaan Hut, Anaba Hut, Batad Hut, Dukligan Hut, Kinakin Hut, and Nagor Hut. Our Kalinga huts are from Luccong and Bugnay. Except for Bugnay Hut, which serves as one of the village’s galleries, lodgers are accepted in these huts.
In keeping with the spirit in which the village was originally conceived, Tam-awan Village has become a venue for art exhibits and workshops envisioned to foster a deeper understanding, respect and pride in the cultural heritage of the Cordillera people.
Tam-awan Village is an experience in itself. By living in the huts, guests get an opportunity to immerse in an atmosphere that allows them to get a glimpse of village life.
On a clear day, a magnificent China Sea sunset can be viewed from Tam-awan Village, being true to its name as Tam-awan, that is, vantage point.
Visit the Website: tam-awanvillage.com
The most coveted spot on Waikiki Beach is at The Royal Hawaiian – within the billowing sanctuary of private beachfront cabanas or from luxurious guest rooms showcasing unrivaled panoramic views of Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach and the sparkling Pacific Ocean – we offer Hawaii’s most majestic and memorable experiences.
The Royal Hawaiian opened in 1927. With its rich history, strong ambassador loyalty, and connection to Hawaiian culture, this is a historic Honolulu hotel. View the gallery below to see The Royal Hawaiian today and in the past .
Visit the Website: royal-hawaiian.com
Since 2010, Edinburgh Gin has been committed to the art and science of distilling, and of creating innovative, award-winning gins.
Based in Scotland’s capital city, we are ever-inspired by its gin-making heritage, and of its position as a global light; a home to scientists, artists, philosophers and inventors.
Edinburgh Gin is an artful distillation, capturing the spirit of these luminaries while respecting and paying tribute to our unique sense of place; inspiring us to create a world-class portfolio of gins and liqueurs.
As a small-batch distiller, we produce a dynamic range of gins for every occasion, and we’re dedicated to guiding peoples’ discovery of the modern-day gin experience. Every bottle of Edinburgh Gin is produced at our West End, and Leith Distilleries.
Visit the Website: www.edinburghgin.com
The Ankara Music Festival, organized by the Sevda-Cenap and (SCA) Music Foundation, will turn 35 this year on April 4, with a concert by the Presidential Symphonic Orchestra (CSO) under the baton of Rengim Gökmen at the CSO Hall.
Turkey’s internationally-acclaimed pianist İdil Biret will accompany the concert with her piano.
The 35th festival will open with the symphonic poetry “Leyla and Mecnun” to celebrate the 100th birthday of Azerbaijani composer Kara Karayev and continue with Biret, performing Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto.
The longest-running festival in the Turkish capital, the 35th Ankara Music Festival, will host nearly 400 artists from Turkey, Spain, Hungary, the United States, Georgia, the Czech Republic, Italy and Romania to present selected works from the fields of music, dance and jazz.
On April 6, the festival will bring together Turkish audiences for the first time with Compania Flamenca El Carpeta.
Founded by the two grandsons of the legendary Spanish Flamenco dancer Antonio Montoya Flores Farrucu, the Compania Flamenca El Carpeta will perform on stage with flamenco dancer and choreographer Antonio Canales, who has previously been a guest in the Ankara Music Festival. The concert will take place at MEB Şura Hall.
On April 10, Lukas Vondracek Piano Recital will be organized at the CSO Hall. Vondracek is a Czech pianist who was the winner of the 2009 Jury Special Prize in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the 2010 Hilton Head International Piano Competition and the 2016 Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition.
The Franz Lizst Chamber Orchestra will take the stage on April 11 at MEB Şura Hall. The orchestra, which has given concerts in more than 50 countries for 55 years, will be accompanied by young Turkish violinist Alican Sümer.
The Georgian State Ballet Sukhishvili, which has reached 50 million viewers in the world so far with 9,200 performances, will take the stage on April 13 at MEB Şura Hall. The ballet company will be on the stage for the first time in the Turkish capital.
A concert by the David Hazeltine Jazz Trio will be on April 14 at the MEB Şura Hall. Hazeltine is considered to be one of jazz’s premier pianists as well as composer-arrangers. With the mantra to “swing as much as humanly possible,” David’s style is infused with influences by Art Tatum, Bud Powell, Buddy Montgomery, Barry Harris and Cedar Walton, while still retaining his own fiercely individual voice. The trio will be on stage for the first time in Ankara.
On April 16, the Bosphorus Trio will perform works by Turkish composers as well as classical ones at CSO Hall.
The Culture and Tourism Ministry State Polyphonic Choir will be on stage at the CSO Hall on April 17 to present a capella works on Turkish poetry composed for choirs by Turkish and foreign composers.
The music composed for poetry by master Turkish poets, such as Nazım Hikmet, Yahya Kemal, Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu, Yunus Emre, Ahmet Hamdi Taşpınar, will be performed by the choir.
The Turkish Saygun Quartet will present a special program for the festival titled “Once upon a time in Ankara Saygun & Bartok & Shostakovich” on April 18 at CSO Hall.
The Cyprus Chestnut Trio will greet the Ankara audience for the first time on April 21 at MEB Şura Hall. Claimed to be the best jazz pianist of our time by Time Magazine, Cyprus Chestnut has been performing on jazz stages since the 1980s.
The Italian Spellbound Contemporary Ballet, established in 1994 by choreographer Mauro Astolfi, will take the stage on April 25 at MEB Şura Hall.
The closing concert of the festival, organized to commemorate the late president of the SCA Music Foundation, Mehmet Başman, will be presented by the Sibiu Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Romanian conductor Constantin Grigore and Gabriel Croitoru as the soloist on April 26 at MEB Şura Hall.
As part of the festival, there will also be three exhibitions at MEB Şura Hall, Bilkent Concert Hall and AND Sanat.
Ticket prices for the concerts range between 20 and 125 Turkish Liras
Source: Hurriyet Daily News
Visit the Website: www.ankarafestival.com
All of the Hawaiian Islands have complex and fragile ecosystems that are easily affected by outside influences. This is partly why Hawaii has the highest number of endangered and threatened native plant and animal species of any place on the planet. An important value for native Hawaiians and Hawaii locals is the idea of malama aina or to care for the land. There are many ways visitors can learn about the native traditions used to work the land—and help locals keep Hawaii more sustainable for generations to come. For travelers interested in eco-tourism experiences, there are a variety of farm and agricultural tours, botanical gardens and more that showcase the islands’ unique environments.
Take a farm tour in the beautiful, green Hanalei taro fields to see how kalo (taro), an important Hawaiian root starch, is cultivated. The South Shore of Kauai is also home to Kauai Coffee, a working coffee plantation. Some of Hawaii’s largest botanical gardens can also be found on Kauai; the National Tropical Botanical Garden has three sites here: Allerton Garden and McBryde Garden just west of Koloa, and Limahuli Garden on the North Shore. You can also opt for a whale-watching tour (December–May), or spot some of the 1,200 endangered Hawaiian monk seals swimming in Kauai’s waters on Poipu Beach.
Embark on a farm tour to learn about the farm-to-table processes that are such a vital part of Hawaii Regional Cuisine, and see Native Hawaiian plants and flowers at Honolulu Botanical Gardens’ five diverse sites on Oahu. From December through May, go whale watching off Oahu’s southern coast to greet humpback whales on their annual visit to Hawaii’s warm waters.
Besides the island’s resort areas, much of Lanai looks the way it did hundreds of years ago. Cook pines and what is left of pineapple fields remain in Central Lanai, but there are other off-the-beaten-path spots that can transport you back in time. Visit the Kanepuu Preserve for a self-guided tour featuring 48 species of endemic Hawaiian plants. Protected by the Nature Conservancy, learn how this fragile ecosystem continues to survive in Lanai today.
Take a drive to Upcountry Maui and stroll among fields of sweet lavender and vibrant protea in Kula. Or walk back in time through gardens of indigenous plants at the Kula Botanical Garden. Continue to the 30,000-foot summit of Haleakala and you just might meet our state bird, the endangered nene (Hawaiian goose), or stumble across a Haleakala silversword, a rare and beautiful succulent that shimmers in the early light.
Take a farm tour to see how locals work the land. Visit Purdy’s Natural Macadamia Nut Farm for a fascinating tour. Hawaii is the world’s leading producer of macadamia nuts. Or, to really see environmental preservation in action at the Nature Conservancy’s two sites on Molokai: the Moomomi Preserve on the northwest coast and the Kamakou Preserve in the mountainous rainforests to the east.
Island of Hawaii
There are numerous ways to learn about the local ecosystem and experience the unique beauty of the island of Hawaii. At the Hawaii Wildlife Center's Hoopulauma Science and Discovery Center you can learn about efforts to protect and rehabilitate native bird species and other wildlife. At the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority campus there are a variety of tours focused on renewable energy, sustainability and emerging technology offered by the FRIENDS OF NELHA group. Or, help restore native flora on a tree planting tour with HAWAIIAN LEGACY TOURS, where you can help plant a Koa tree as part of the excursion.
Visit the Website: www.gohawaii.com
What is Hawaii Regional Cuisine?
In 1991, twelve Hawaii chefs established Hawaii Regional Cuisine, a culinary movement that inventively blends Hawaii's diverse, ethnic flavors with the cuisine of the world. Hawaii Regional Cuisine takes advantage of the freshest island ingredients: cattle raised on the upland pastures of Hawaii Island, fruits and vegetables grown from rich, volcanic soil in Upcountry Maui, and some of the best quality fish in the world, to name a few. The 12 founding chefs were Sam Choy, Mark Ellman, Roy Yamaguchi, Beverly Gannon, Roger Dikon, Amy Ferguson Ota, Jean Marie Josselin, Peter Merriman, Philipe Padovani, George Mavrothalassitis, Alan Wong and Gary Strehl.
Where can I experience Hawaii Regional Cuisine?
Today, you can experience Hawaii Regional Cuisine throughout the islands by a variety of esteemed chefs. The twelve original award-winning chefs continue to dream up mouth-watering entrees and signature desserts in world-renowned restaurants. From Waikiki to Waimea, start making your reservations in these chefs' restaurants. Hawaii Regional Cuisine Chefs:
Alan Wong's Restaurant (Honolulu, Oahu) was named #8 in Gourmet magazine's Top 50 restaurants in America, 2006. You can also get a taste of chef Wong's creations at The Pineapple Room in Ala Moana Center on Oahu.
Chef Roy Yamaguchi was Hawaii's first recipient of the prestigious James Beard Award. Visit Roy's locations at Roy's Hawaii Kai and Roy's Waikiki. Chef Yamaguchi also has restaurants in Ko Olina on Oahu, Lahaina and Kihei in Maui, Waikoloa on the island of Hawaii, and in Poipu on Kauai.
Indulge in critically acclaimed French-Hawaiian cuisine at Chef Mavro (Honolulu, Oahu). Chef Mavro holds the prestigious James Beard Foundation award and his restaurant has earned the Five Diamond rating from AAA in 2009.
Merriman's (Waimea, Island of Hawaii) has been named the “Best Big Island Restaurant” by Honolulu Magazine for eleven consecutive years. You can also get a taste of Peter Merriman's dishes at the Hula Grill in Kaanapali and Merriman's Kapalua, both in Maui.
At Sam Choy's Kai Lanai (Kona, Island of Hawaii), the panoramic views from the restaurant in historic Kailua-Kona are nearly as popular as the fresh ingredients that fuel the menu.
Mala Ocean Tavern (Lahaina, Maui) and Mala Wailea (Wailea) are beloved for their fun atmosphere and delectable menus that merge Ellman's California roots with his more than 25 years of life in Hawaii. Ellman's most recent restaurant is Honu Seafood and Pizza (Lahaina), which offers incredible panoramic views of the ocean.
One of Hawaii Regional Cuisine's leading women has a handful of eateries on Maui and Lanai, including Haliimaile General Store (Makawao, Maui), Joe's (Wailea) and Lanai City Grille (Lanai City, Lanai).
Visit the Website: www.gohawaii.com
This is one of Europe's oldest tourist destinations. Its wealth of artistic heritage, Port Wine, open-air leisure spaces and cultural life are just some of the reasons to visit this city.
The city unfolds along the river bank and the sea shore, to reveal charming vistas, inviting esplanades and all the pleasures of the outdoors, framed by its green spaces. But setting out to discover Porto means bumping into surprise after surprise. Whilst maintaining its welcoming and conservative nature, the city is, at the same time, contemporary and creative. This can be seen in its streets, its architectures, its museums, its leisure spaces, its esplanades and its shopping areas which run from the traditional to the modern and exclusive.
Porto’s Historical Centre was designated World Cultural Heritage in 1996 and its natural setting and its meandering streets give it a unique charm.
Port wine is present in the city in a multitude of forms and sensations: you can get to know it and try it, but never ignore it or forget it.
Having witnessed a long history of cultural ebbs, flows and eddies caused by successive waves of occupation, and often surrounded and invaded, but always remaining Invicta (unbowed), the city of Porto is really a living heritage, one that regenerates and reinvents itself, whilst maintaining its core character, grounded in granite and, thus, unshakeable.
In the course of the second half of the eighteenth century Porto underwent great urban and architectural changes. Under the guidance of João de Almada e Melo, a plan was laid out which foresaw the renovation of the old city and the structuring of zones that had developed outside the city walls. The co-ordination of the building work was a responsibility of the “Junta das Obras Públicas” and was financed by a tax on the wine trade.
The reconstruction of the Ribeira Square, the opening of new roads and the creation of riverbank esplanades are signs of a new spirit and a taste for more open, lit spaces for both function and leisure.
The construction of the Santo António Hospital, one of many buildings given to the city by the Almadas, introduced the neopalladian style to the city, which at the time was the dominating architecture in England. This is clearly shown by the influence of the English community, especially through the Consul, John Whitehead, creator of one of the structures that mark the era: the English Factory. These buildings already show solutions that would be used in the civil and religious buildings that followed: mezzanines, smooth-surfaced façades, classic colonnades and pediments, guillotine windows.
The neo-classical civil buildings in Porto are the following:
Find out more: visitporto.travel
New attraction on Norwegian Scenic Route Helgelandskysten
With seating benches in beautiful colours, a new wave-shaped toilet facility and a viewing terrace directly towards the open sea, Ureddplassen at Gildeskål will be a great experience for travellers in the north. The rest area is now open to the public.
Ureddplassen along Norwegian Scenic Route Helgelandskysten is a place that is frequently visited, both by tourists and local residents. In the winter there is hardly a more beautiful place to admire the northern lights, and the same goes for the midnight sun in the summer. After extensive upgrading, Ureddplassen now shines in new splendour.
In addition to a new carpark and a toilet facility in glass and concrete, we have built a new viewing terrace and a spectacular amphitheatre. The amphitheatre leads down to the beach area and is shaped as a flight of wide steps, alternately for walking and seating. The view from the steps is unique and there is ample seating well protected from traffic noise, says Steinar Skaar, Route Manager of Norwegian Scenic Route Helgelandskysten. The amphitheatre also has seating benches in the characteristic marble from Fauske, and the “Uredd” monument has been given a new and dignified location.
The “Uredd” monument was erected in memory of the 42 men who lost their lives when the submarine “Uredd” was sunk during World War II. The shipwreck was located in 1985 and consecrated as a war grave in 1986. The monument was erected in 1987 and unveiled by King Olav V. The moment has been given a new marble base.
"Together with the local contractor, we have succeeded in emphasising the qualities that the architect and the landscape architect intended. In particular the concrete works in connection with the building and the amphitheatre have been complicated, but we are very satisfied with the results," Skaar says. The area is now open to the public.
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Oslo City Hall
Oslo City Hall houses the city council, city administration, and art studios and galleries.
Its characteristic architecture, artworks and the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony makes it one of Oslo's most famous buildings. It was designed by Arnstein Arneberg and Magnus Poulsson. The roof of the eastern tower has a 49-bell carillon which plays every hour. It is situated in Pipervikain central downtown Oslo.
Visit the Oslo City Hall
Oslo City Hall is open to the public and host of over 300.000 national and international guests each year. Visitors can experience the art and history from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
During the summer the City Hall General Services offer free guided tours of the Oslo City Hall. The tours are held every day at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., from June 1 throughout August. No booking needed.
For those who want a guided tour we offer prebooked tours for groups and study visits. Carillon concert is held in the east tower every Sunday during the summer. Those who wish to visit the carillon can meet up at the sign of summer guiding inside the City Hall at 2:45 p.m Sundays.
Visit the Website: www.oslo.kommune.no
The Aukrust Center lies in the little town of Alvdal in one of Norway's many beautiful valleys. Its a museum built to house the life work of multi- artist Kjell Aukrust. Visit this beautiful building and experience Aukrust's drawings, paintings, the figures and humoristic imaginative invention. Try the chocolate machine, meet Ludvig and Solan, visit the cinema-room and experience "Flåklypa Grand Prix" and eat at Solan's cafe.
Visit the Website: www.aukrust.no
Located on top of the picturesque cliffs of southern Nusa Dua, Samabe boasts magnificent uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean. The prestigious Nusa Dua is famous for being a large enclave of International five stars hotels and resorts. Over the years it has gained a reputation as the host to many international conferences and events, Nusa Dua is proud to be recognized as the world's destination of luxury travel.
Featuring just 81 suites and villas stretched within eight hectares of land, Samabe offers spacious accommodation and strongly remarks itself as a peaceful resort. It stands out for its serenity and privacy, differentiating itself as a memorable retreat Bali getaway. Positioned within a close proximity to Barong-Barong Temple, it is a truly exotic destination surrounded by lush tropical rainforest with a private white sandy beach on its doorstep; just a perfect place for a quiet and relaxing vacation or a romantic honeymoon.
Designed by Bensely Studio Thailand, Samabe Bali Suites & Villas resort is both modern in form, as much as Balinese in thatched roof-structures and other architectural details. It comprises of suites apartments as well as villas with private swimming pools.
Taking full advantage of its location on top of a cliff, the resort spreads down the hill over several terraces, offering stunning views of the natural surroundings: mostly the ocean! Interiors – bright, spacious and very private – are designed in such a manner as to open through large windows and balconies on picturesque landscapes and panoramas around.
Visit the Website: www.samabe.com
An iconic hotel in Durban, the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani invites guests to experience a modern full-service stay on Durban’s sun-kissed beachfront. Sweeping Indian Ocean views along the 7km promenade have set the scene for memorable holidays and exceptional events for nearly five decades. Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani promises an unforgettable stay in a contemporary classic. Sleep in comfort, dine with variety and meet with style.
Uniquely able to accommodate and facilitate business and special events in a vibrant beach location. Large scale events, group accommodation, exceptional venues and seamless service combine to set Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani apart.
A location metres from Durban’s most loved beaches, inviting and fully equipped accommodation with sea views, a choice of three heated outdoor pools and a different dining venue for every night of your stay – little wonder why we welcome back guests year after year.
Experience personalised service from one of South Africa’s largest and most-revered hotels. We have built our reputation by setting the standard for service and personal attention and we know you expect nothing less.
Visit the Website: https://www.tsogosun.com/southern-sun-elangeni-maharani
Zara Tours is a local company, established in 1986 located in Moshi, Tanzania, providing high quality travel and tour services in the East Africa. We have strong experiences in years for the regional Tours & Travel industry.
Zara Tours has evolved into Tanzania’s largest Kilimanjaro outfitter and one of the largest safari operators in the region; currently operate 2 Hotels and 4-tented Camps in the northern circuit of Tanzania. Provide VIP, honeymoon and regular tours; Airport transfer, city-to-city transfer, ground handling services, groups and corporations from all over the world.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATION AND HOLIDAY VILLAS & RENTAL SERVICES. We also arrange bookings in quality 3-4-5 star hotels and boutique hotels, holiday resorts, Spa & Thermal hotels, in all Regions and Destinations of Tanzania and East Africa. Further to that we always tailor makes the programs depending on the client’s needs, interests and budget.
Visit the Website: https://zaratours.com
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Paramparik Karigar was formed in 1996 by Roshan Kalapesi. The idea was mooted by Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay when she was approached by a group of master craftsmen who wanted to form an organisation of their own.
Paramparik Karigar craftsmen work in materials as diverse as clay, wood, metal and cloth using skills and techniques passed down through generations. Paramparik's aim is to sculpt a significant place for Indian craft.
Members are keenly aware of the need to keep their craft alive, constantly experimenting with new concepts and developing innovative designs that appeal to the modern, urban consumer while still retaining the essence of the original tradition. In this new era of technology, industrialization and liberalisation, we tend to overlook our rich heritage of traditional arts and crafts, which are our nation's pride and our valued asset.
Paramparik Karigar was formed to preserve and promote the traditional art and craft of our country, as well as to strive to create an environment conducive for the craftsmen to create their exquisite pieces of art.
This institution encourages the craftsmen to constantly innovate new techniques, designs and styles. We provide resources for them to do detailed research in their respective field of craft, so they can use their expertise to write books on the subject. This will help future generations to absorb the paramparik skills and further excel in their creativity. Workshops are conducted for the craftsmen's children, where their talents are constantly cultivated and nurtured. Paramparik Karigar has also been attempting to incorporate craft as part of the education process for children in schools. Paramparik Karigar gives an opportunity to master craftsmen to bring their unique art and craft to the forefront.
We organize exhibitions, seminars and fairs, where craftsmen from every corner of the country can express and display their skills, to people who appreciate and acknowledge their creative efforts and inherent talents. Paramparik Karigar has had exhibitions in Bombay, Kolkata, Jamshedpur and workshops in Bangalore, Orissa, Chennai, Munnar and Kutch.
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The Polish Art Center was originally founded in 1958, by Polish immigrant Joseph Kalenkiewicz. Located in downtown Hamtramck, the small Polish import shop was later sold in 1973 to Raymond and Joan Bittner, who had long since dreamed of running a family-owned and operated business celebrating Poland and all her rich cultural traditions. That dream actually began in 1967, when Raymond first fell in love with Poland during an educational pilgrimage. Later, he met Joan, a Canadian of Scottish descent, who immediately became enamored with Raymond's Polish heritage. The two residents of Farmington Hills, married, moved to Hamtramck and eventually welcomed three children who would go on to help support the family business.
Since then, the Bittners have developed The Polish Art Center into one of the country's premier emporiums of Polish cultural and traditional goods. The Center is also an important member of the Hamtramck Polish community. Aside from preserving Polish heritage through The Center's wide assortment of items, Raymond and Joan remain active in their civic duties, regularly displaying their Polish cultural artifacts at festivals, schools and libraries. In 2004, the couple expanded their operation into an adjacent building and converted it into an educational center featuring lectures, book signings, folk-art demonstrations, and pisanki-making classes.
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PEWABIC IS MANY THINGS. TO MANY PEOPLE.
Pewabic is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit dedicated to enriching the human spirit through clay.
Our founder, Mary Chase Perry Stratton, was an innovator. In the early twentieth century, her experiments with glazes changed the face of contemporary ceramics. That spirit – her living legacy – is what drives Pewabic today.
Pewabic was founded in 1903 – and while many things have changed, our culture remains the same. We foster a progressive environment by celebrating new artists, exhibiting innovative work and offering opportunities to explore, experiment and invent.
We continue to redefine our role in the community through outreach and education, looking for new ways to make ceramics relevant and accessible to people of all ages and skill levels. We believe that everyone has creativity waiting to come out.
Like our founder, we are creating our next makers, artists and appreciators. And like our founder, we are supporting and recognizing the contributions of everyone who takes part.
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The Arab American National Museum in Detroit - DISPELLING misconceptions about Arab Americans and other minorities.
The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the first and only museum in the United States devoted to Arab American history and culture. Arab Americans have enriched the economic, political and cultural landscape of American life. By bringing the voices and faces of Arab Americans to mainstream audiences, we continue our commitment to dispel misconceptions about Arab Americans and other minorities. Since opening in 2005, the Museum has shed light on the shared experiences of immigrants and ethnic groups, paying tribute to the diversity of our nation.
The Arab American National Museum documents, preserves and presents the history, culture and contributions of Arab Americans.
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Generator Madrid is located in the heart of the city, right off the bustling Grand Via at the corner of Calle de Silva and Calle de San Bernardo. Step out of our front door and you’ll be spoilt for choice with cultural hubs, artistic hotspots, top go-to bars and the best restaurants in town.
As Generator is conveniently in the best part of the city centre, remember to keep looking around to take in some of Madrid’s most eye-catching architecture – you can’t miss it!
We are proud to call Madrid our new home and we are bringing to this remarkable city a locally inspired experience and design-led hostel, adding to our hugely popular hostel in Barcelona.
Look forward to feeling at home with Spanish interiors and a vibrant modern design. We can’t wait to have guests and locals alike kicking back on our rooftop terrace with a cocktail after discovering all Madrid has to offer.
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