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Middle East Visitors To Australia Up 21%

Australian immigration reports the number of visitors from the Middle East has jumped 21% to nearly 63,000 in 2008.  The report follows a significant increase in the number of flights from the region.  

Tourism Australia distribution manager attributed the rise to a “stunning increase in capacity”, which makes Australia easier to get to.   Emirates Airlines has 63 weekly direct flights from Dubai to Melbourne and plans to add more in the next few months.
 

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Number 29 Georgian House Museum

Dublin, Ireland

The Georgian House Museum is located at 29 Fitzwilliam Street, hence the name.  The stately Georgian townhouse was built towards the end of the nineteenth century.  Its first occupant was one Mrs. Olivia Beatty, the focus of the museum.  She was a young widow, able to afford the mansion thanks to the estate of her deceased husband.  The house was eventually sold and changed ha...

Père Lachaise Cemetery

Père Lachaise Cemetery

Paris, France

The largest cemetery in Paris is spread out over nearly 120 acres and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.  Known as the City of the Dead, the cemetery has thousands of elaborately decorated tombstones and mausoleums.  Numerous narrow paths wind through them.  More than 300,000 people are buried here, with the cremated remains of thousands more in the columbarium. The property...

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Al-Taybat City Museum

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The al-Taybat City Museum for International Civilization is a grand palace containing 300 rooms filled with items collected by a globetrotting local merchant. The collection ranges from gold, manuscripts, furniture, pottery, Islamic manuscripts and more. Groups of less than10 people cannot enter on their own, so either stand outside the museum and wait to join one, or telephone in advance to get ...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

As well as places to see, there’s plenty to experience in Buenos Aires. Try some of the following on your trip:    -Have a Gaucho Party! Live like the cowboys do in rural areas.    -Play golf, polo or football with the locals. All three sports have avid followings in Buenos Aires and excellent facilities.    -Learn how to Tango! It’s easy to find places where authentic Tango performances ...