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London welcomes in the Year of the Dragon

London celebrated the Year of the Dragon on Sunday to a packed Trafalgar Square and Chinatown. Last year, around 300,000 people joined in the celebrations and this year seemed even bigger.

Celebrations began with a New Year’s Parade from the West End to Trafalgar Square. After the speeches and official opening ceremony, firecrackers resounded around Trafalgar Square, … Read More

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Chinese New Year 2012, UK: Where will you be celebrating the Year of the Dragon?

2012, Year of the Dragon: The dragon is the only mythical creature among the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac

Chinese New Year is the biggest festival of the year for Chinese communities around the world and there’s a special air of anticipation for 2012: Year of the Dragon.

The dragon is the only mythical … Read More

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Go bananas for the Great Gorilla Run 24 September 2011

 

If you’re looking for something to do in London this weekend, how about going bananas and supporting the 1000 gorillas in their charity fun run to help save the world’s last remaining 720 mountain gorillas left in the wild.

OK, the runners are not actually gorillas…but fundraisers dressed up as gorillas and they’ll be … Read More

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A local’s guide for the Wimbledon visitor: 5 recommended things to do

All eyes are on Wimbledon, London this week as the annual Wimbledon Tennis Championship gets underway. For the thousands of tennis fans visiting this leafy area of south west London over the next 2 weeks, Your Holiday Planner shares 5 recommendations for ‘a local’s guide’ for things to do and places to visit:

 

Wat Buddhapadipa

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Join 300 Vikings at the Ribe Viking Market, Denmark

Ribe Viking Market (picture from Visit Denmark)

Ribe Viking Market (picture from Visit Denmark)

If you’re looking for a different excuse to plan a trip to Denmark, how about visiting the international Ribe Viking Market? In 2011, the Ribe Viking Market takes place on 30 April to 6 May.

Meet real Vikings, watch craftsmen at work, see Icelandic horses up close, try … Read More

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