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Did you know that Canada is an old Native American word, meaning ‘village’? Despite the enormous size of the country, there is very much a feeling of visiting one big community for those who holiday here. Consistently ranking among the happiest citizens in the world, Canadians are always welcoming and sociable, regardless of whether you bump into a local Vancouverite, Torontonian or a French-speaking Quebecois. In some of the bigger cities, pair the friendliness of the locals with an infinite range of sights, sounds, and tastes to experience.
Toronto sits on the banks of Lake Ontario and is a city that has a distinctive bohemian charm to it. The city offers lots of different and quirky things to do. Climb to the top (or take the lift), of the 1,815ft tall CN Tower and gaze at the stunning views of the city. Try the EdgeWalk, where you can test how well you handle heights by being suspended almost vertically from the side of the tower’s viewing platform. For more leisurely times, go shopping in Kensington Market in the city centre, or learn how to throw an axe like a true lumberjack at the BATL Grounds. During the summer, catch live classical music being played in the gardens of the gorgeous castle Casa Loma.
A short drive south from Toronto will take you to the Niagara Falls. With an average of over 4 million cubic feet of water flowing over the fall every minute from three different waterfalls, this is an awe-inspiring sight to behold. Go on boat cruises that will take you up close to the falls, and admire this natural wonder.
At the other end of this vast country, you’ll find Vancouver, another city with lots of spark and life. Here, trek through the gigantic Stanley Park to get the perfect view of the stunning skyline. Shop in the trendy area of South Main, visit the peaceful Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and then find a good restaurant near the harbour, where you can tuck into freshly caught seafood, while watching the sun set over the mountains.
Permeating every particle of Greek culture is its rich heritage of history and mythology. Regardless of where you choose to holiday in Greece, you’re never far from a place that in one way or another is linked to one of the great gods like Zeus, Aphrodite or Poseidon, or the historical setting of fabled demigods and heroes like Hercules, Perseus and Odysseus.
The Moroccan metropolis is a plethora of colours, tastes, scents and of course sounds. Visiting the city will leave you with an infinity of impressions and regardless of where you move in the centre of Marrakech, you’re never short of new experiences. During your stay in this amazing city, sometimes you’ll need a space where you can just relax and enjoy the silence for a bit. Luckily there are numerous options for you to choose between, and below we have selected four things for you to do when you want a break from the hustle and bustle of the souks.
Every year on the 17th of March the planet glows in a special green hue, in honour of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. Throughout the world, millions of people gather to celebrate everything Irish and the most famous festivities take place in New York City, Boston and of course Dublin. With lots of activities and performances taking place during the weekend around St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve chosen some of the main things that you can do, if you find yourself in Dublin during these joyful days. Check out more events here: http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/