The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, is where all the important decisions of the country are made as it is home to the monarchy, parliament and the government. It has become a busy tourist destination because of its many historical attractions such as the National Museum of Denmark, Rosenborg Castle, the Copenhagen Opera House, the Amalienborg Palace, the Little Mermaid Statue and Tivoli. What makes Tivoli Gardens so unique is that it is not only an amusement park but a historical landmark.
It is expected that between 100 and 120 teams will take on the challenge of the 3rd Budapest-Bamako Rally in January 2008. Unlike other rallies - such as the Paris to Dakar rally, which mainly attracts well-financed professional racers - the Budapest-Bamako rally has been created to give “amateur” adventurers the thrill of experiencing a Europe to Africa rally at a reasonable cost. Participants are advised that motorbikes and 4x4 vehicles are most suited to rally conditions, but there are few official restrictions and virtually anything on wheels can join in this road trip of a lifetime.
The ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in south-western Turkey near the busy city of Denizli, is a popular tourist attraction. The city was built on the hot springs of Pamukkale located on a hillside that is covered in unique geological formations created by the hot spring mineral deposits over countless years.
Switzerland, and more specifically, Valais, is known for producing some of the world’s finest wines. Over and above being home to breathtaking mountain peaks, this region is home to approximately twenty-two thousand vineyards. A great variety of grapes are grown here, with Pinot Noir, Gamay and Chasselas being the more popular. Some of the fine wines that are produced in the Valais region include Dôle, Fendant, Cornalin, Muscat, Humagne Rouge, Amigne and many more. It is therefore fitting that the Expovina wine tasting festival is held in Switzerland.
On the third Thursday in November every year wine-lovers gather together at different venues all over France to celebrate the release of the latest vintage of
Taipei hosted their first Digital Art Festival in 2006. It was a greatly successful event that will be as well received and supported this year as the last. At the 2006 Taipei Digital Art Festival visitors were privileged to see the work of artists and guests such as Paul DeMarinis, Thomas Gray, Theo Jansen and Ku Ming-Shen. It not only featured digital art works, but digital sound equipment and dance. Here, the digital form of the arts is explored and exhibited, and it opens a new avenue of art exploration to the public.
The 26th annual Horse & Carriage (Paard & Koets) exhibition is set to take place on 16, 17 and 18 November 2007 in the beautiful country of the Netherlands. This very popular equestrian event, focuses on the horse and carriage shows and competitions, but is also a trade fair for around 150 exhibitors, including service providers, vendors, commercial and non-profit organizations.
If you enjoy film festivals, there is one major festival in Greece that you simply cannot afford to miss – the Thessaloniki Film Festival. Here, where new and old architecture sprawl out in every direction for kilometers, some 70 000 people gather annually to enjoy this massive tribute to the art of film making.