Exploring Around with a Map of Madrid

January 4, 2012 by Harvin Gulfill  
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Getting to the city of Madrid can be exciting especially when it’s your first time. You’ll find that you will need to come prepared with your own map of Madrid especially when everything is new to you. It’s easy to get lost in the crowd of Madrid after all.

Since Madrid is one of the busiest cities in the world, you will find that getting around can be quite a little puzzling especially when you get engrossed with admiring the city itself. You’ll have to be more oriented with your surroundings especially when you travel without a tour guide. Getting lost isn’t really quite fun at all. With your map, you can get around more quickly unless you have other agenda in mind.

Getting a map is quite easy. You can purchase one in bookstores or even on specialty bookstores or you can even download one in the internet and print it for your own personal use. All you have to do is to make sure that you are using an up to date copy of the map of Madrid.

You will find that locating your way around the city can be quite easy if you put Puerto del sol…

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The Destruction of Ypres During The Great War

November 16, 2011 by Rob Atherton  
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For the duration of The Great War, the historic Belgium market town of Ypres was in a strategically critical position near to the British front lines and it is one of the most infamous parts of the Western Front from the awful fighting that happened here.

The city itself ended up being in the middle of the Ypres Salient, a piece of the front line protruding towards German lines. Historically, Ypres can certainly be traced back to the 12th century. In the face of decades of fighting and occupation, the town grew but with the outbreak of The First World War, it was under German occupation.

The 1st Battle of Ypres tin October and November 1914 saw Britain and her Allies capture the town from the German Army and irrespective of vicious fighting around Ypres until finally the war concluded in 1918, the Germans did not recapture Ypres.

Unfortunately, throughout the 4 years of The Great War, Ypres took a fearful toll as 4 major battles took place close to here. In the Second Battle of Ypres in April and May 1915, the Germans recaptured the high ground towards the east of Ypres. The zone contained the village of Passchendaele.…

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A Cheap Vacation to Stockholm is Possible

June 9, 2011 by Harvin Gulfill  
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Get your very own experience with Venice from the North by getting a cheap vacation to Stockholm. You will find that going to Stockholm will not cost as much as you expected it would be once you get to save on your cheap vacation trip.

If you want to feel rejuvenated then the fresh Swedish air will do the trick. You will find a lot of inexpensive stuff to do around while you stay in the city and if you are lucky, some of the will come free. You can also mix in with the locals as you get your first taste of Sweden.

Trying to save on transportation expenses in Stockholm? Try walking. This will burn extra calories off. Walking will also give you a firsthand experience of the city and you can get to explore and snap pictures at your own pace. You can also get a savory taste of the city’s culture a swell.

If you want to increase your savings on adjust it to your budget then you can go on a tour guideless trip. This will save you from paying your tour guide but this is not advisable if you are bringing a group of…

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