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7 Reasons Why It’s Fun to Travel Solo

Posted by Monica on February 17, 2014
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Solo travelers are flexible and are able to shape their itineraries according to their whims. When something unexpected happens, it’s easy to go with the flow than having to wait on someone’s go-ahead. Because face it, traveling with others can be stressful. Solo travelers ...


Posted in Asia, Australia & Pacific, Central America & Caribbean, Destinations, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America, Sports & Adventure, Travel Tips

Treat Dad to a Getaway

Posted by Monica on June 14, 2013
Kangaroo Island

After thrilling mom with a getaway for her special day, it’s time to pay dad the same favor. A multi-day trip is the answer to that hard-to-crack dad, bringing all elements of quality time, experience and relaxation. Impress him with these trips that will tickle...


Posted in Africa, Asia, Australia & Pacific, Destinations, Middle East, North America, Travel Tips

Chinatown’s Best: A Primer

Posted by Monica on February 2, 2013
Montreal Chinatown. Photo Credit: rlonpine http://flic.kr/p/51WcuV

Chinese New Year in New York's Chinatown. Photo Credit: Global Jet http://flic.kr/p/4rojL7

The Spring Festival also known as the Chinese New Year is the biggest event to take place in the Chinese calendar. Outside China, there is no better place to welcome the dawn of the...


Posted in Asia, Destinations, North America, Travel Tips, Vacation & Special Days

New on CityDiscovery – October 2012

Posted by Monica on November 16, 2012
Table Mountain Hike from Cape Town

For enriching travel experiences, look no further than the nearest neighborhood. For October, we added new tours that let you get a real sense of the city. Mingle with the locals, try out their street food and discover hidden bars, markets and even temples along...


Posted in Africa, Asia, Australia & Pacific, Destinations, Europe, North America, South America, Travel Tips

Tour Spotlight: Half-Day Bangkok Grand Palace and Temples

Posted by Monica on February 20, 2012
Grand Palace

Grand Palace

Capture the majesty and spirit of Bangkok by visiting its Grand Palace and three of its best temples: Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Traimit and Wat Pho.

The Kings of Siam once resided in the Grand Palace complex on the banks of the Chao Phraya River....


Posted in Asia, Destinations, Travel Tips

Photo Review: Full Day Bridge over the River Kwai

Posted by Monica on October 30, 2011
Bridge Over River Kwai

City Discovery Traveler David went on the Full Day Bridge Over the River Kwai tour.

The tour begins with sightseeing in Kanchanaburi town where travelers get to see the bridge and the allied war cemeteries. Afterwards, visitors will take an hour-long train ride along the so-called death...


Posted in Asia, Destinations, Travel Tips

The Best of Bangkok in Three Days

Posted by City Discovery on July 28, 2011
Bangkok Thru the Lens

Bangkok is Thailand’s  major tourist gateway and an important tourist destination in its own right. The city is home to the country’s most visited historical venues such as the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun. These buildings, together with numerous temples and the city’s...


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Flourishing Florence in Three Days

Posted by City Discovery on July 7, 2011
Pisa Excursion

As the cradle of the Renaissance period, Florence is replete with beautiful buildings, monuments and churches. The cathedral of T, popularly known as The Duomo, remains the largest dome in the world built in brick and mortar, 600 years after its completion. In 1982, the...


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Photo Review: Floating Market and Rose Garden in Bangkok

Posted by City Discovery on April 1, 2011
Floating Market and Rose Garden in Bangkok

Veeran from United Arab Emirates joined the tour to Bangkok’s floating market and Rose Garden. He visited Damnoen Saduak with its hundreds of colorful, wooden boats selling local products, and Nakorn Pathom, the site of the tallest chedi or pagoda in Thailand. He had lunch...


Posted in Asia, Sightseeing, Stories, Photos & Videos

A Sojourn in Bangkok – a Three-Day Itinerary by City-Discovery.com

Posted by michellec on January 28, 2011
Tuk_Tuk_Experience, Bangkok Thailand - City-Discovery.com

Bangkok can be overwhelming to a first-time visitor. With this three-day trip guide to the city and nearby attractions such as the River Kwai and Thai villages, we can at least give you a very good picture of what to do, where to go, and...


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Top 5 Itineraries from Asia

Posted by melr on July 13, 2010
City-Discovery.com

After an exhilarating water take-off on a Seaplane, travel at 1,500 feet whilst being treated to breathtaking views of Dubai’s iconic landmarks including Palm Jumeirah – a man made island in the shape of a cultural icon.

If Columbus hadn’t flubbed his plans for an...


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5 Chinese New Year Travel Tips: Where do we celebrate on February 14?

Posted by Grace on February 1, 2010
The dragon dance scared and entertained me as a child.  If you've ever witnessed one, how did it make you feel?

The dragon dance scared and entertained me as a child. If you’ve ever witnessed one, how did it make you feel?

As a child, my memory of celebrating the Chinese New Year was confined to consuming boxes of nian gao (sweet sticky rice cakes dipped in egg...


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