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Albany – activities for Family and Kids

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Henry Hudson Planetarium 25 Quackenbush Square at Clinton and Broadway East Downtown 518-434-5132 Saturday program at 11:30am, 12:30pm Admission charged A good place to start any orientation of the state capital is this center, which also boasts a special child-friendly planetarium tour of the night sky at the weekend. Rubinstein Museum of Science and Technology […]

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Albany – attractions

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Overview Albany offers something for everyone. The lively capital city of New York State is full of surprises. For the sports enthusiast, there are hockey, football, and basketball at the Pepsi Arena. For those who prefer something quieter, there are many museums and historic buildings to tour. Visitors have several options. Guided tours by trolley, […]

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Albany – city info

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Main information Population The population of the city of Albany is approximately 100,000 while Capital District residents number about 800,000. Elevation 30 Feet Area 21.4 square miles Location Albany is located on the Hudson River, approximately 138 miles north of New York City, 144 miles west of Boston, Massachusetts, 108 miles east of Syracuse and […]

United Kingdom

London – activities for Family and Kids

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Buckingham Palace Open early August to late September. For recorded information, 799-2331 18 rooms are available to view including the Throne Room.  The famous changing of the Palace Guard is at 1130am daily during the summer months (on alternate days during the rest of the year). British Museum Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury 636-1555 Monday-Saturday 10am-5 […]

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London – main attractions and activities

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Overview At one point in history, London was the largest city in the world. While it has relinquished that title, London still remains at the forefront of “the world’s great cities”. London’s celebration of its dazzling history combines with its 21st Century hospitality to engage and entertain visitors from around the world. From the arts […]

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London – city info, getting there, getting around, events

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Main information Population 7.2 million Time Zone England follows Greenwich mean time (5 hr. ahead of Eastern Standard Time), For most of the year, including summer, Britain is 5 hours ahead of the time observed in the eastern United States. Due to Daylight-saving time practices in the two nations, there’s a brief period (about a […]

Thailand

Bangkok travel guide with photos

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Bangkok is a very large city (over 5.5 million inhabitants) and, to my surprise, very modern. If you do not take into account the historical center, which will be discussed later, everything is very civilized. Most of all, we are pleased with the well-developed public transport system and the presence of large supermarkets. Well, in general, Bangkok looks very […]

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Bangkok features – transport, currency and other

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Bangkok airports. How to get from the airport to the center of Bangkok You can get from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok by train, which is of two types – regular and express. I was quite satisfied with the usual one – the trip from the airport to the nearest metro took about half an hour. Express travels twice as […]

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Bangkok – activities for Family and Kids

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Adventureland Seacon Square 904 Sri Nakarin Rd Regular bus #133 from Sukhumvit Soi 77. Mon-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat & Sun 10am-10pm; free entry Rollercoasters, go-karts, a “simulator” cinema and a rollerblade rink. Dream World Nakhon Nayok Road, ten minutes’ drive north of Don Muang Airport Regular buses #39 and #59 from Rajdamnoen Klang in Banglamphu to […]

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Bangkok – attractions and nightlife

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Overview In the midst of dynamic growth as a fast paced modern commercial center, Bangkok manages to preserve its cultural heritage to a marked degree. The soaring roofs and gleaming spires of the Grand Palace and the city’s many historic temples: Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Temple of Dawn and other shrines present the visitor with a picture […]