Honolulu or Santo Domingo Where Are the Best Prices?Written by Donald Harrison
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Forget about vacationing in Dominican Republic until country gets a more sensible government.
In meantime check out Hawaii with wide beaches, waving palms and balmy weather, but Honolulu isn't just tropical splendor you used to see on Hawaii 5-0. As only US city located in tropics, only one with a royal palace and only one that can claim an equal blend of Western, Asian and Polynesian influences, Honolulu offers visitors a cornucopia of cross-cultural attractions.
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CYPRUS - the Divided Country, Travel GuideWritten by TravelMake.com
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ACTIVITIES: A country of resorts, Cyprus has plenty of places where you can try water sports. If it's windsurfing or sailing you want, head to peninsulas and capes, where wind is strongest. There's also at least one sea-diving site in each of big resorts. Mountain biking and hiking are possible all over island, with specially marked trails in southern hills, on Akamas Peninsula and in Troodos. Although hardly renowned for its skiing, Cyprus does have a resort on northeastern face of Mount Olympus, but it's not exactly world standard. For a golf fan there are several courses, most popular are in Paphos district. Spear-fishing (without aqualung) angling, fishing with vertical lines or trolling are permitted methods for which no licence is required. Birdwatching trips and social events are organized for members and general public. Horse-riding can be enjoyed at special centres, professional training facilities, equipped with instructors who provide lessons for beginners and advanced riders. want, head to peninsulas and capes, where wind is strongest. GETTING THERE AND AROUND, ACCOMODATIONS: The Republic of Cyprus has airports at Larnaka and Paphos, you can book a flight from most of Europe and Middle East. North Cyprus has an international airport at Ercan, only Turkish airlines fly there. By sea, you can get to Greece and Israel from Republic's port in Lemesos. There are ferries from North Cyprus to Turkey, but you cannot exit Cyprus this way unless you entered from Turkey. Bus services run within and between towns every day except Sunday, they are cheap, frequent and efficient. Visitors may travel between North and South. 2 and 3- day cruises from Cyprus to Jerusalem, Cairo and Jordan are very popular among tourists. They can be booked through any travel agency on island. Prices start from $300 USD. 9-11-night Eastern Mediterranean cruises with Cyprus' Limassol as one of ports of call would cost you from $1,200 USD. Hotel prices start from $65 USD/room in peak season when booked through our agency. WHEN TO GO, WEATHER: The climate here is typically Mediterranean, with very hot July and August. There are over 300 sunny days per year. Mid-May to mid-October is ideal season for swimming, sunbathing and watersports. Temperatures are cooler in mountaneous Troodos area, making it ideal for hiking or simply relaxing. December and January are months of wet and cool Mediterranean winter. Troodos is ideal for skiing at this time. The first flowers bloom in January, and by mid-February there are fresh green meadows and blooming almond trees. March days are still cool (daytime temperatures around 19C or 65F, 9C or 40F at night). In April and into middle of May spring is in full force. This is an ideal time for nature hikes and off-road adventures. The most pleasant times to visit Cyprus are April-May and September-October. Visit TravelMake.com for a full guide to Cyprus with travel tips and useful links. We wish you a nice and safe trip!
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