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Melia Palm Azur Hotel, Djerba
Melia Palm Azur Hotel is in the south of the island of Djerba, Tunisia in the middle of a marvellous oasis, and bordered by a spectacular beach. This 4 star Djerba hotel is 6km away from Midoun and 23km from the island's capital Houmt Souk. ...
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Varandas De Albufeira
Varandas De Albufeira Hotel in the centre of Albufeira, is 800m from the beach, not far from supermarkets and other amenities. Taxis are near by to take you to the strip with bars and restaurants. It is approximately 45kms from Faro International airport (40 minutes to get there by car)....
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Grande de Ouro Preto Hotel
Grande de Ouro Preto Hotel is a 3 star Ouro Preto hotel, on the edge of the Tripui River in Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Public transport links are nearby giving easy access to visiting the surrounding areas of this historical city. ...
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Greenwich

Greenwich is one of the host boroughs of the London 2012 Games. It was the birth place of many of the Royal House of Tudor including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. The borough is also known worldwide as the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Greenwich has a long Maritime history with Sir Christopher Wren opening the Royal Naval Hospital for Sailors at the site of the Royal Palace (the Palace of Placentia).

Greenwich also became the home for the Cutty Sark, a clipper ship (the ship was badly burned in 2004, but restoration has began and it will be reopened in 2010) and the Gypsy Moth IV, the boat that Sir Frances Chichester used to travel around the world. He broke many records one being that his journey was the fastest voyage around the world by any small vessel.

Greenwich history goes even further back then Henry VIII as far back as the Bronze Age and the Romans, a roman villa was excavated in the vicinity. It is also mentioned in the Doomsday Book.

Millennium Dome now known as the O2 was built on a disused British Gas site on the Greenwich Peninsula. The dome will be used to stage some of the events of the 2012 Olympics Games as well as the Paralympics.

Greenwich Market is open from Thursday to Sunday; its cobbled stones are packed with stalls selling arts, crafts, antiques and collectables plus a food court at weekends. Two other weekend markets have stalls and shops with furniture, fashion, food, bric-a-brac, clothes and plants. Greenwich market, as well as the other two markets creates a major attraction for visitors and locals, plus giving the streets and alleyways of Greenwich an extra buzz at weekends.

Greenwich maybe on the south east side of London, but it is not far to the centre of the city, by the Docklands Light Railway, which would take you about 40 minutes to either Covent Garden or Holborn.



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