Arlington Changing of the Guard

Changing of the Guard – Arlington Virginia, USA

In the Arlington National Cemetery there is a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for soldiers who lost their lives in World War I. On one side is a tomb for unknown soldiers who died in World War II and on the other side a tomb dedicated to US service men who died in the Korean […]

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Free Attractions in London

I’ve just started contributing to Hubpages and have published my first (well not really my first) Hub. It is all about the free attractions in London. You’ll find out about free tours in London, even a free ghost tour! So visit Free London Attractions.

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Changing of the Guard, London, UK

The mother of all Changing of the Guard ceremonies takes place outside the Royal residence in London, England, but what few people realize is that it also takes place outside Windsor Palace and at the Horse Guard Parade Whitehall. Buckingham Palace Changing of the Guard The ceremony outside Buckingham Palace is also called the Guard […]

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Changing of the Guard Copenhagen Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark Changing of the Guard The Changing of the Guard in Copenhagen is one of the most impressive in Europe. The event takes place in a square surrounded by four palaces, the most important of them being the Amalienborg Palace. This Rococo masterpiece is the winter home of the Royal family. When the monarch is […]

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Changing of the Guard Athens Greece

Athens, Greece Changing of the Guard The Presidential Guard (Evzones) stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside the Parliament Building which used to be the Royal Palace until 1843. The guards wear the traditional Greek white pleated skirts (fustanella), silk garters, tunic tops, clogs adorned with pom-poms and pillar box hats (phareon) with long tassels […]

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Loorenkopf – Hilltop Zurich Observation Point

Loorenkopf is a 33 meter high freestanding tower which stands among the forest of trees on the wooded mount Alisberg, north of the Witikon Quarter. The tower stands at an altitude of 694 meters. The tower was constructed in 1954 and made of wood lattice; long planks of wood which have been overlapped to form a criss-cross pattern […]

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Interesting Things in Budapest, Hungary

Budapest has been on my radar lately as I have been writing a lot of articles about the Hungarian capital in my capacity as a ghost writer for a travel site. But of course the sites I would list here are rather more off-the-beaten-track and unusual than those listed on any other Budapest travel site! […]

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Unusual Xian

Xian is often just a brief stop on travelers’ itinerary, most people stop here to see the Terracotta Warriors and then move on to the capital or Shanghai. However once you have seen the essential sites of Xian with a Xian tour then you should spend some time exploring the city in-depth. Unusual Xian Restaurant – 5th floor, Jinsha International, Changan Lu, […]

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Karostas – Be a Soviet Prisoner for the Night

The Karostas Prison first accommodated unfortunate guests over 100 years ago. There is something rather unsettling about the fact that the people running this “prison experience” hotel were probably alive or even experienced the Russian regime themselves. If not them then definitely their parents. Latvia gained independence in 1989, only 25 years ago and now […]

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Harbin Snow and Ice Festival Venues 2015

In 2015 the Harbin Snow and Ice Festival will have the theme of ” Happy Ice Snow Exciting City.” It will open on 5th January 2015 with a large firework display and many activities. Having recently planned a trip to Harbin I know online info about Harbin venues can be confusion so here is the […]

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