Posts Tagged ‘town’

Polish town finishes worlds tallest Jesus

Polish town finishes worlds tallest Jesus

The world’s tallest statue of Jesus will be completed this weekend at a site in a small Polish town.

The 167 foot tall statue (including its 55 foot pedestal) is called Christ The King and towers higher than Rio de Janeiro’s Christ The Redeemer which stands at a mere 125 feet. (more…)

Hen party

Hen party

There’s no shortage of chicken takeaways in North London’s neighbourhood-that-gentrification-forgot, Kentish Town. But then Chicken Shop, opening this September, is hardly your average deep-fried joint. (more…)

California Soul

California Soul

Spiritual to the extent that it’s earned the moniker ‘The Shangri-La of Southern California,’ the small town of Ojai has long been a hippie-chic hangout for artists, bohemians and design aficionados. (more…)

Reasons to visit Cape Town this winter

Reasons to visit Cape Town this winter

For a sunny city break in the middle of the British winter, there’s no shortage of options: Rio, Buenos Aires, LA, Melbourne. But Cape Town has one big advantage: no jetlag. It’s a 12-hour-flight but it’s in the same time zone; the food and, of course, the wine is fabulous; and it has most breathtaking scenery, from the beaches and coastline of the western seaboard to the views from the top of Table Mountain and the Cederberg Mountains. (more…)

2010 World Cup kicks off in Cape Town

2010 World Cup kicks off in Cape Town

For the next 30 days South Africa will be the focus of attention for the globe’s football fans as it hosts the 2010 Fifa World Cup. More than 370,000 foreign visitors are expected to arrive to watch the sporting spectacular which begins in Cape Town today. (more…)

Head for the hills

Head for the hills

The small town of Phoenicia is the latest place in New York’s Catskill Mountains to get the hipster treatment.

While Woodstock remains the most renowned Catskill Mountain town for weekending New Yorkers, tiny Phoenicia is emerging as a hip alternative. (more…)

Twilight fans flood US logging town

Twilight fans flood US logging town

A quiet American logging town has seen its tourism numbers jump by more than 1,000 per cent since it was made world-famous by the Twilight vampire saga.

Forks, in Washington state, has been inundated with visitors since the release of the movies based on Stephanie Meyer’s series of books about the romance between vampire Edward and human Bella, played by Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. (more…)

Kenya’s beach town on the up

Kenya’s beach town on the up

In Swahili, Watamu means ‘home of the sweet people’. The beaches in this town are delicious, too, with sugary sand all along the shoreline.

It’s the glorious beaches that have been attracting travellers to this stretch of coastline in Kenya for some time. (more…)

The hardest trip to pack for

The hardest trip to pack for

If you’re having trouble knowing what to pack for your holiday this summer, chances are you’re not in nearly as much difficulty as those heading out on the new Bridge & Wickers White Desert White Lion tour. (more…)

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