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The Dutch city with a constantly changing name

The historical Oldehoofsterkerkhof square in Leeuwarden, the capital of the province of Friesland in the Netherlands, is a striking muddle of the weird and the wonderful. Leeuwarden is a striking muddle of the weird and the wonderful There is De Oldehove, the unfinished tower from the 16th Century that’s so crooked it leans further than Pisa’s. There is the dazzling Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics, a renovated stately house filled with Ming rarities and pieces by Picasso, but also once the childhood home of MC Escher, the 20th-Century graphic artist who created impossible dreamscapes of never-ending staircases and mind-tricking waterfalls. And there is Gemeentehuis, or City Hall, where the Dutch first heard of the legend of Grutte Pier, a giant pirate with...

In Hawaii, being nice is the law

It was mid-afternoon on our second day living in Hawaii, and I woke up groggy from a much-needed power nap. I stumbled into the kitchen where my girlfriend was sitting on the floor with the guy from...

Four Tips That Will Make Your Trip to Minneapolis Relaxing and Enjoyable

Are you considering booking a trip to Minneapolis for your next vacation? Will it be your first time visiting the city so you want to be sure you make the absolute most of the experience? Just like...

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Algeria Travel Guide and Travel Information

Key Facts: Area: 2,381,741 sq km (919,595 sq miles). Population: 38.8 million (2014). Population density: 16.3 per sq km. Capital: Algiers. Government: Republic. Head of state: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika since 1999. Head of government: Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal since...

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Tips for Traveling with Your Laptop

Most people need to take their computers with them when they travel, whether it’s because they are traveling for work, or because they want the convenience of being able to access the internet...

How To Get The Best Carry-On Luggage

Whether you are taking a short one and a half hour flight for a business trip or you are taking that flight to the destination of your dreams, carry-on is a MUST. Not only will it help in the unfortunate event that your luggage is lost,...

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Algeria Travel Guide and Travel Information

Algeria Travel Guide and Travel Information

Key Facts: Area: 2,381,741 sq km (919,595 sq miles). Population: 38.8 million (2014). Population density: 16.3 per sq km. Capital: Algiers. Government: Republic. Head of state: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika since 1999. Head of government: Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal since 2014. Electricity: 230 volts AC, 50Hz. The European two-pin...

Angola Travel Guide and Travel Information

Key Facts: Area:  1,246,700 sq km (481,354 sq miles). Population:  19.1 million (2014). Population density:  15.3 per sq km. Capital:  Luanda. Government:  Republic. ...

Benin Travel Guide and Travel Information

Key Facts: Area:  112,622 sq km (43,484 sq miles). Population:  10.2 million (2014). Population density:  90.2 per sq km. Capital:  Porto-Novo. Government:  Republic. ...

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