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The Art of Glassmaking on Murano

Glassmaking as an art form was perfected in the early-13th century on the islands of Murano in the Venetian Republic of Italy. The process was a carefully guarded secret for centuries as the glassmakers of Murano expanded their expertise to include enameled glass known as smalto, multicolored patterned glass called millefiori, milky glassed referred to as lattimo, crystalline glass, and even glass resembling gemstones so convincingly only an expert would know the difference. While time ha...

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Fun and Adventure at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park

Featuring an oceanarium, marine mammal park, amusement park and animal theme park, Ocean Park Hong Kong offers loads of fun to keep the entire family entertained all day. Located in the Southern District of Hong Kong, Ocean Park has more than eighty attractions and has received a number of awards, including the prestigious 2012 Applause Award from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions – an honor considered to be the amusement park industry’s equivalent to th...

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The Hawaiian Island of O'ahu

Created by two separate volcanoes – Ko'olau and Wai'anae – lying parallel with the central O’ahu Plain between them, O'ahu is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands and the most populated. The city of Honolulu is located on O'ahu and major attractions and landmarks on the island include Pearl Harbor, Waikiki, Hanauma Bay, Kailua Bay, North Shore and Diamond Head. Sun, sea and surf fans will be spoiled for choice as O'ahu has an abundance of pure white beaches, turquoise waters an...

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Explore the Museums of Plaka in Athens

Located on the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis in Athens, between Monastirake square and Syntagma square, Plaka is the historical neighborhood of the city. Featuring winding streets and alleyways, lined with neoclassical architecture, draped with multi-colored bougainvillea, dotted with potted plants and bathed in old-world charm, Plaka is visited by thousands of tourists every year and is always a hive of activity. Visitors who want to learn more about the history and cultur...

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