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Dubai Mall Aquarium Not everyone who shops wants to look at fish. Or do they? The children love it and when shopping it is hard to walk past it. Inside the Dubai Mall is the biggest aquarium I have ever seen, it stretches up from the lower floor to the 2nd floor and you can dive in it or take glass...
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Waterbus Canal Tour Many Londoners never visit their own city, we were guilty of that too. So when we started the world travel series we charged ourselves with trying to get to some unusual but simple tours of London between foreign travel. The Canal Boat is a very simple and cheap one and it runs from Little Venice, you can stop...
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Stockholm is famous for 3 things, Abba, Ikea and Nobel. The Nobel Peace prize is still presented in Stockholm each year, there is a Nobel Museum. There is also an Abba Museum which is fantastic. Ikea do not have a museum, to our knowledge, not yet. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden made up of 14 islands joined by 50 bridges...
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Finding your way to the Abba Museum in Djurgården Stockholm as with much of the Baltic is a lot of water.  It is made up of 14 islands and 50 bridges. Finding your way round the many islands that make up Stockholm is key to get as much done as you can in a day. You can choose ferry or...
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While the others went round the Fields of Mars and the church (entrance not included in the St Petersburg Explorer), as we were left on our own, we went rogue and crossed the river. We were not the only ones who crossed the bridge to the Peter & Paul Fortress. We had just enough time for an overview and to know...
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CHURCH OF THE SPILLED BLOOD This church is situated along the Griboyedov Canal with a paved walkway running along both sides of the canal. It is also known as Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. It was built on the site where Emperor Alexander II was fatally wounded by political nihilists in March 1881. Building of the church began in 1883...
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How to do St. Petersburg on your own Cruise ships normally stay overnight because there is a lot on offer, which means there is a lot for you to figure out here on the banks of the river Neva. You can explore on your own and this is what the St Petersburg Explorer tour offers. A coach takes you to a...
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With so many ships berthed at St Petersburg, and so many tourists in town, venues and functions can sell out. So this tip is to make sure you get what you wanted. Or, to be clear, the Russian Ballet evening does not necessarily mean you are going to see the Bolshoi Ballet at the Bolshoi or any other large...
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Chocolates and Happiness Yes, those roses are all made of chocolate. So is EVERYTHING else. Gino says, "you can't buy happiness, but you can buy chocolate!" He should have been the 5th Beatle. Jean interviews Gino in his shop. This is a very classy chocolate shop near the tower in the main square. If you pop into Chocolates and Happiness...
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One of the best ways to see Bruges is on a simple and very cheap Canal Boat tour because it cuts through this UNESCO World Heritage city and introduces you to its cultural, architectural and historical importance. Most canal tours take only 30 minutes and you will see medieval architecture including low bridges you have to duck under. We...
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