Archive for July, 2012
The Districts of Manhattan Without a doubt, Manhattan is the best known New York borough as well as the most important one. Manhattan is the most densely populated borough in the country – there are more than 27,000 people per mÂ². In Manhattan you will not only find the world famous attractions, but also the economic heart of one of the most important cities in the world. Nearly 1,6 Million people live in Manhatten, which only covers an area of 87kmÂ². Many of the 1,6 million people were born outside the USA and have put their own cultural stamp in many of the districts. Often it is these neighborhoods that are worth visiting and most tourists to New York tend to visit only Manhattan anyway!
Self-catering is an increasingly popular form of holiday. It involves two winning elements which can help explains its popularity. Starting with the price, it offers affordable accommodations in particular when large parties of five plus individuals are concerned and the level of accommodation is often luxuries and will certainly exceed most three and four star hotels.
Self-catering as the name suggests is a type of holiday in which you are expected to fend for yourself so for the duration of your stay, the property becomes your holiday home. Increasingly popular destination is France and in particular, south of the country. Here are some of the reasons why.
The Shearing of the Beasts or “La Rapa das Bestas” as the Spanish call it, Â is held every year Â in the first week of July in the village ofÂ Sabucedo in Spain. It is a 400-year-old traditional festival and theÂ focus of the noble conflict is between man and horse. During the festival, young men from Sabucedo and its surrounding area (Pontevedra in Galicia) meet in the early morning to go in to the mountains.Â Once there they find wild horses, which they round up and guide into an arena of sorts called theÂ Corral of Sabucedo, where they are sheared and branded.