Quieter Beaches on Zakynthos

emty beach greece

For those travelling to the Greek island Zakynthos early in May, a visit to the village Maherado is a must. Here, the celebration of Agia Mavra takes place annually on the 3rd of May. The day traditionally begins with a religious ceremony in the church of Maherado, which is calles Agia Mavra too. After the ceremony, the feast continues with banquets and traditional dances on the village’s square.

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History and Tourism Hand in Hand in Bodrum

bodrum city

The town of Bodrum and the surrounding peninsula in the south of Turkey provide a unique mix of abundant history and are a perfect holiday destination.

Tourists have booked flights to Bodrum for many years – in fact, its history as a holiday destination goes back over 5000 years. When you consider that the history of London dates back around 2000 years, you can imagine the wealth of culture to…

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Roots Homecoming Festival in Gambia

african drummers

The Gambia Roots Homecoming Festival is to be next held sometime between late May and early June 2012.

The gateway to the Gambia in West Africa is through Banjul the capital and administrative city, one of the smallest capital cities in Africa. Originally called Bathurst, Banjul is situated on St Marys Island a small island in the mouth of the Gambia River and only a short drive to the more…

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Make the Most of Your Time on Malta

kids by pool

I truly feel for all those tourist who got stuck on Malta due to the ash cloud. The only consolation I can offer is that, when it comes to the weather, April is the best month of the year to be on Malta and I really hope they’ll make the most of their prolonged stay.

Swimming has always been a popular sporting pastime of the Maltese and,…

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Music in Monastir


Relatively few resorts were promoting large events during march, preferring to wait until the new holiday season really starts at Easter. In Tunisia, music festivals are relatively thin on the ground anyway, so it was unusual to find a new festival taking place during March this year.

The Festival de Musique Fusion a Monastir started on the afternoon of 12th March and continued through until Sunday evening on 14th March. The…

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