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Culture and Art Come to Life At Beijing’s Leading Hotel, The Opposite House

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One of the most unique and awe-inspiring hotels in the world, The Opposite House in Beijing, China has been positioned as a must-visit destination for travelers looking for a contemporary atmosphere in the bustling city of Beijing. One of the most fascinating elements of The Opposite House is their dedication to local artists. Featuring and supporting local artwork, music, and films, The Opposite House takes great pride in showcasing the artists of Beijing. To help…

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A Unique Insight into Mexican Culture: Día de los Muertos

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Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an important three-day Mexican holiday to celebrate and remember the deceased. The holiday takes place from October 31–November 2, correlating with the Catholic All Saints’ Day on November 1 and All Souls’ Day on November 2. In many areas of Mexico, children are honored on November 1, Día de los Angelitos (Day of the Little Angels), while adults are honored on November 2, also called Día…

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The Best of Spain: Current Virtuoso Tours

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Spain is easily one of my favorite destinations, and for good reason. Spain offers one of the most diverse cultures in Europe, from city life in Madrid and Barcelona to extraordinary cuisine in the Basque Country of Northern Spain. Spain has the best of all worlds with its unique terrain that includes tall peaks, rolling hills, vast plains, and beautiful coastline. Because Spain has so much to offer, there are a wide-variety of different tours…

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Itinerary Spotlight: October Musical Events in NYC

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Music and New York City just seem to be synonymous with one another. This is because of Broadway, one of the most famous avenues in the world for musical performances. Many musicians have even gotten their start in New York City. That’s why I’m thrilled to share information on our 2011 music-themed trip to New York City, which takes place October 20 – 23. This music-themed trip to New York City spotlights the best in…

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Montréal and Quebec City: Sacred Music Festival Itinerary Spotlight

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At Travelex, we love to plan multiple group tours throughout the year. Some of our favorite tours are the music tours we plan, which are uniquely themed tours that take guests behind the scenes of some of the best music destinations in the world. Today, we spotlight Montréal and Quebec City’s Sacred Music Festival, which educates and entertains guests about some of the earliest forms of music. This tour comes at one of the best…

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Top 5 Music Destinations in Europe

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Have you ever taken a themed trip? More specifically, a music trip? A favorite trip among our clients is a music tour we do through Europe. It takes travelers behind the scenes of their favorite musicians, while also giving them opportunities to hear the live music of that destination. Since Europe has produced such great musicians, it’s no surprise that it’s one of the best places in the world for taking a themed music trip….

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5 Reasons Why You Should Attempt to Speak Their Language

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While you don’t need to be fluent in the languages of countries you visit, you should have at least a basic understanding of common words and phrases. Your library should have plenty of books and audio or video courses that will help you comprehend simple language rules, and you can also purchase materials online. There are several reasons that we recommend you learn as much of the language as you can before your visit and…

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