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Scenic Ride in Vintage Passenger Train Near Austin – Texas Hill Country Steam Train

Scenic Ride in Vintage Passenger Train Near Austin – Texas Hill Country Steam Train

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In 1882, a railroad line through Central Texas connected Austin to Burnet. Generations of passengers enjoyed this line until the 1930's. In it's heyday, the train brought all the pink granite used to construct the Texas State Capitol Building. Since the steam train returned to the Texas Hill Country, more than 200,000 passengers have made the train a stop in their Texas travels. Today, the ASTA offers passengers several excursions to choose from, each with it's own enchantment. Suite101 recommends the original and most popular train ride, the Hill Country Flyer. Hill Country Flyer Train Excursion (Cedar Park to Burnet) From the moment passengers arrive at the Cedar Park, Texas, rail station where the trains depart, nostalgia kicks in. The vintage passenger train cars sit lined...
Rideau Skating Day Trip

Rideau Skating Day Trip

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Everyone will have fun skating on the iced-over Rideau Canal in view of the Parliament buildings and downtown Ottawa. Each winter a cleared 7.8 km (4.8 mile) section of the Rideau Canal becomes the Rideau Skateway—officially the largest skating rink in the world. History of the Rideau Canal Since the 1800s, a series of waterways, rivers, and lakes have been known as the Rideau Canal. Parks Canada retells that Upper Canada first built the canal as a defense system against the United States. The 200 km (124 mile) canal stretches from Ottawa to Kingston, Ontario. Now, only pleasure boats use the canal with its many locks and, in 2007, UNESCO designated the Rideau Canal as a World Heritage Site. Rideau Skating: Where to Access the Canal and Where to Rent Skates Those embarki
Traveling Around Sicily, Italy

Traveling Around Sicily, Italy

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By understanding transportation in Sicily before touching down on the Mediterranean island, more time can be spent enjoying the rich history, art, culture, and most importantly, food that Sicily has to offer. While brave travelers could try and cover the island by foot, traveling by car, train, and bus make up the most common forms of transportation. Traveling Around Sicily by Car Sicily is much larger than most people may think. One of the best ways to see the island could be by rent a car. There are so many little towns and sights to see that buses and trains often whiz through, making a car ideal for travelers truly intent on seeing it all. Cars can be rented at any major airport in Sicily. Some of the major cities and towns also have car rental offices where travelers pick...
Why Paris Visit Is For Kids

Why Paris Visit Is For Kids

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As much as one would think that Paris is not good for kids, because of its noisy streets and big crowds, it actually is. Paris offers more than 400 parks, and there are many playgrounds as well. The kids will have fun even if there is no trip to Disneyland Paris. Paris is a great place for kids. Paris For Kids Montmartre, a neighbourhood in Paris, is an area which is good for kids. There is a beautiful carousel right below the famous sacre coeur church. And on top of sacre coeur there is a lot to see, including various entertainers and performers that kids will love. There is an icecream shop on nearby rue du Chevalier de la Barre, in case the kids are in the mood for some ice cream. The area also offers plenty of cafes and sandwich shops. There is an excellent playground in J...
Prague and the Czech Republic: The Velvet Revolution

Prague and the Czech Republic: The Velvet Revolution

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There seems to be something almost ironic about communism. Years of repression for those caught in its cold grip and years of fighting against the spread of it by those who have eluded it, yet the fall of each Communist state has turned over a page in every history book that no-one has ever seen before. Books have been written, sold and read. Countries and cities have been opened up and tourists have flocked towards them. Prague's Communist History Prague is no exception to this. The Czech capital is home to a museum that depicts the mistakes made by their former rulers and cruelly recalls the hardships of life under a communist regime. The museum is within touching distance of Wenceslas Square, the scene of joy in November 1989 when thousands of Czechs played their part in the p...
Tipping Brief In Europe, America And Asia

Tipping Brief In Europe, America And Asia

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Everyone that is employed in the hospitality industry in North America will appreciate customers who tip. In Canada and the U.S. the act of giving ten to fifteen percent just before leaving a restaurant is so commonplace that nobody really thinks twice about it, unless the service has been unusually poor. However, when travelling abroad, tipping the local staff in a hotel or restaurant can be awkward because not all travellers know what's expected. Here are some basic guidelines. Western Europe Some countries in this region like Italy and France will automatically add a service charge to restaurant bills, and they would also expect a 10% tip. If the service was exceptional then you could round up your payment to the nearest euro. As a rule, you should give change directly to the ...