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Copenhagen's Christiana Community

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Founded by hippies in the early 1970s, Christiania could be just the place for you. Located on an abandoned military base, the semi-autonomous district views itself as a truly alternative, if not perfect, community. The settlement is now the second most visited tourist attraction in Copenhagen, showing the unquantifiable allure of unorthodox living. Read on to learn about the history of Christiania and the ups and downs that have helped shape the unique community that it is today. Founding The site of Christiania was formerly the barracks of the Danish Royal Artillery Regiment in Christianshavn , which was abandoned between 1967 and 1971. As the military left the area, a group of locals spontaneously broke through the perimeter fences to give their children open space to play in. Originally disorganised, the barracks and surrounding areas became increasingly frequented by left-leaning individuals and anti-government protesters. The establishment of the 'free town' w

Short Breaks In Scotland

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According to a recent survey, nearly 45% of people are planning to take a short break this year and 29% of holidaymakers are planning on staying within the UK this summer. From lochs to lighthouses, Scotland has much to offer those thinking of taking a short UK break. Before You Go Before booking a break, you should research the area. Some of the most beautiful places like Durness are also among the remotest, requiring a train and at least one bus to get there. Some of the most popular attractions can also take a while to travel to and are only on during certain times of the year. Deciding what you want to see in advance will ensure that you don’t miss out. Visit Scotland’s website can help you decide what to see and do during your stay in Scotland. The Weather Scotland has a variable climate throughout the year. In January, the maximum temperature averages around 6°C, while it reaches 19°C on average in August. The east of Scotland tends to have a milder climate so beach

Fly to Florida for a Star Wars Weekend

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The Force Is Strong with Florida for Star Wars Weekends   May 17 through June 9, 2013 has once again been seeing Disney’s Hollywood Studios throw open the space portals and allow the public access to the world inhabited by Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Princess Leia, and a thrilling cast of characters from the light and the dark side of the Galactic Empire. It is a world that has kept adventurers spellbound since George Lucas first revealed its existence in 1977 and gaining expedition rights continues to make these tickets the hottest in town.  Disney’s theme parks have made Florida, USA one of the most popular global destinations. A visit to Disney World seems to be on the wish list of most children and the Star Tours springtime attraction has a huge adult following thanks to more than 20 years of fascination with the Star Wars movies. Getting a flight to Florida is possible throughout the year, and passenger tickets for the Star Ship flight can be i