Ron Gabriel

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Much Needed Update

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Firstly I have to say that I'm sorry for being such a slacker and not updating this website since January. I've received much deserve criticism from those that have visited the site and found that nothing much has changed in the last 6 months. I can definitely say that quite a lot has happened since …

Spotlight on Greece

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Spotlight on Greece will be the first Contiki Tour that we will be doing after leaving Macedonia after the wedding. I tried looking for reviews on this spotlight tour on  the net and have yet to find one. Really looking forward to this tour, I'm sure it will be an eye-opener and I will actually get to see …

Singapore

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At a Glance Singapore has traded in its rough-and-ready opium dens and pearl luggers for towers of concrete and glass, and its steamy rickshaw image for hi-tech wizardry, but you can still recapture the colonial era with a Singapore Sling under the languorous ceiling fans at Raffles Hotel. At first glance, Singapore appears shockingly modern …

Traditional Wedding

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I've been looking for some information regarding traditional Macedonian weddings, I've a few things but the details below seems to be the clearest one to understant. From what I can gather, as a best man, I don't have to do much except, throw coins in the path of the newly wed. I'm sure I can …

Ohrid – Hotels

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The "Palace" Hotel   This three-star hotel is located in the centre of Ohrid. It offers 124 twin rooms and 4 suites. Approximately 100 rooms have terraces and a view of the Lake. The hotel has two restaurants, four lounges on the floors, a lobby, an aperitif bar, congress room with 150 seats, grill restaurant, …

Honululu – Hawaii

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At a Glance   First off, Honolulu is a dense metropolis with skyscrapers and traffic jams, but it is one of the most laid-back urban centres claiming American citizenship. Then there are the sandy beaches, waving palms and balmy weather of Waikiki. A great mix of sunbathing and culture hopping is available in this tropical …

Common Phrases

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CONTENT COMING SOON     French Phrases     GREETINGS Hello Bonjour Good day Bonjour Good evening Bonsoir Good night Bonsoir Hi Salut Good bye Au revoir See you soon A bientôt GENERAL RESPONSES Yes Oui No Non That depends Cela dépend I don't know Je ne sais pas I don't think so Je ne …

Amsterdam

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At a Glance Amsterdam is one of the world's best hangouts, a canny blend of old and new: radical squatter art installations hang off 17th-century eaves; BMWs give way to bicycles; and triple-strength monk-made beer is drunk in gleaming, minimalist cafes. The city seems to thrive on its mix and, despite hordes of tourists, still …

Vienna, Austria

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At a Glance Grandiose Vienna was the showpiece of the all-conquering Habsburg Dynasty. Monumental edifices line the city centre, world-class museums burst with treasures, white stallions strut their way down mirrored halls, and renowned orchestras and angelic choirboys perform in lavish concert halls. Vienna has plenty of lower-brow pleasures too – walks in the woods, …