Cape Town Hotels

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Hotels in Cape Town, South Africa


 

Cape Town Hotel Guide & Local Info

Cape Town is full of scenic views, great beaches, and plenty of things to see and do. Accommodations in Cape Town range from backpacker hostel type shared housing establishments (from around $15 per person per night) to some of the world’s most luxurious five star establishments (which run around $400 per room per night). United States travelers visiting South Africa for less than 90 days do not require a visa.

Cape Town is the second-most populated city in South Africa after Johannesburg.

Tanzania Hotels

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Hotels in Tanzania, Africa


 

Tanzania Hotel Guide & Local Info

Tanzania is a country with endless splendor and is home to the Serengeti National Park which is famous for the annual spectacular animal migration, Mt Kilimanjaro which is the highest peak in Africa, and the Ngorongoro Crater which is a natural and cultural World Heritage Site.

The Republic of Tanzania is located in East Africa and is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. The official languages are both Swahili and English and the government is set up as a Presidential system.

Zanzibar Hotels

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Hotels in Zanzibar, Africa


 

Zanzibar Hotel Guide & Local Info

Zanzibar is located in the Indian Ocean just off the coast of Tanzania and is considered semi-autonomous to the main country of Tanzania. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean which is full of sandy beaches, beachfront homes, hotels, and weekly and nightly rented villas. The main part of Zanzibar is referred to as “Stone Town” because of all of the permanent buildings. Traveling outside Stone Town is best accomplished with a hires taxi or a private car, although the “dalla-dallas” which are essentially small minivans are available for short trips around all the major villages on the island.

Cairo Hotels

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Hotels in Cairo, Egypt


 

Cairo Hotel Guide & Local Info

Cairo, Egypt is known for many things including the pyramids at Giza, and Cairo has been called the “City of 1,000 minarets,” because of the many Islamic temples throughout the city. Despite the history of the pyramids dating back thousands of years, in just the past 100 years the transformation of Egypt has evolved from the capital of a British protectorate, to an independent kingdom, to a short-lived United Arab Republic. Cairo is also the most populous city in the Arab world, and although many of the local residents complain about pollution, perpetual traffic jams, and an exploding population, most residents of Cairo and Egypt in general are very proud of their city and have a strong sense of nationalistic pride.

Kenya Hotels

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Hotels in Kenya, Africa


 

Kenya Hotel Guide & Local Info

Kenya is one of the most fascinating destinations in Africa with the Masai Mara National Reserve being regarded at Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserve. The Masai Reserve is home to the Masai people, plenty of lions, millions of wildebeest, gazelle herds, and zebras. July through October is the best time of year to visit Kenya when most of the annual migration of wild animals takes place.

Th Republic of Kenya, is a sovereign state which is located in East Africa and is bordered by Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Tanzania. The capital and largest city is Nairobi and other prominent cities include Nakuru, and Mombasa along the coast of Africa. Mount Kilimanjaro is a must see when visiting Kenya or Tanzania.

Moscow Hotels

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Hotels in Moscow, Russia


 

Moscow Hotel Guide & Local Info

Moscow is not only one of the most beautiful cities in the world with marvels like St. Basil’s Cathedral, but Moscow is also one of the worlds most expensive cities sharing the title with New York Hotels and Tokyo Hotels as being on the pricy side of any travelers vacation budget. Despite being more expensive than most destinations, Moscow has a lot to offer. This sprawling city is a major political, economic, cultural and scientific center in Russia and throughout Europe. According to a recent Forbes report, Moscow now has the second largest community of billionaires in the world.

Moscow is located along the Moskva River and is home to the Kremlin which is a medieval city-fortress that is today the residence of the Russian president. The Moscow Kremlin is also one of several UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the city. There is much to see and do in Moscow so be prepared to stay busy and depending on the time of year don’t pack too lightly, like most of Russia it gets cold during the winter in Moscow.

Rome Hotels

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Hotels in Rome, Italy


 

Rome Hotel Guide & Local Info

Rome is the capital of Italy and has thousands of years of history that may seem impossible to discover in a single vacation. Rome is full of museums, restaurants and cafes, and winding streets which can make it eternally confusing for first-time visitors. No matter what the purpose of your vacation to this ancient city, Rome is a romantic place for honey-mooners, families on holiday, and history buffs alike. Rome has so much to see, and just a few of these hot spots include the Vatican, the Trevi Fountain, St Peter’s Square, Spanish Steps, and the Colosseum.

Paris Hotels

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Hotels in Paris, France


 

Paris Hotel Guide & Local Info

It’s no wonder Paris, France is the World’s Greenest City not just for its environmentally friendly attitude, but for the most parks per capita based on the size of the city. The French take the outdoors seriously and it shows in the number of outdoor cafes, restaurants, balconies, and parks.

Paris is the capital and it is also the most populous city of France which is situated on the river Seine, in the northern part of the country. Paris is also known by several other nicknames including the “City of Light” (la Ville Lumière) and the “Capital of Fashion”, serving as the home to some of the world’s best known and perhaps most luxurious fashion companies including Chanel No.5, Christian Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent, Guerlain, Lancôme, and L’Oréal.

Venice Hotels

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Hotels in Venice, Italy


 

Venice Hotel Guide & Local Info

Venice is located in northeastern Italy and is made up of a group of 118 small islands called “Sestieri” which are connected by canals and linked by bridges. Some of the buildings are supported by underwater support structures made of wood and concrete pilings. The main Sestieri are the Cannaregio, Castello, Dorsoduro, San Polo, Santa Croce and San Marco, where the main monuments and sights are located. Other main districts are Isola Della Giudecca and Lido di Venezia. Other important islands include Murano, Torcello, San Francesco del Deserto and Burano.

When it’s raining there are lots of mosquitoes and flies because of all of the stagnant water. Unfortunately the Acqua alta (high water) has become a fact of life in Venice. The lagoon water level occasionally rises above the level of the squares and streets, flooding them.

Sometime between the Spring and fall is probably the best time of the year to visit Venice because it’s a compromise between both the temperature and the tourist load. Weather during the winter months can be somewhat cold, windy, and damp. Many of the Italian cities in the summer are hot and full of vehicle smog, but Venice has no cars and the proximity to water tends to create a slightly cooler atmosphere.

Monaco Hotels

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Hotels in Monaco


 

Monaco Hotel Guide & Local Info

The city-state of Monaco is the second smallest independent state in the world (after the Vatican) and it is set up as a constitutional monarchy, with Prince Albert II as the head of state. Monaco is divided into four primary districts including Monaco-Ville (the old city), the Condamine (port quarter), Monte-Carlo (business and recreation), and Fontvieille (recreation and light industry). Monaco generates most of its revenue through casino taxes and functions primarily as as a resort for tourists. A day trip to neighboring France and Italy is always possible by land sea or air.