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Hidden Honeymoon Gems - Isle of Skye, Scotland - part of the weddings video series by GeoBeats. On the eastern coast of the island, the town of Portree looks towards mainland Scotland. The majestic Isle of Skye, off the Scottish west coast, is a honeymooners paradise. There is nowhere in the world quite like it, this island is full of wonders. There is the gray, rocky face of the so-called Old Man of Storr. The Kilt Rock, on the coast, is so known for its patterns which resemble clan tartans. You can visit the grave of the famous Scottish Jacobite, heroine Flora MacDonald. From Uig, visitors can take ferries out to the more distant islands of the Outer Hebrides.
20 Apr 2011
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Hidden Honeymoon Gems - Chiang Mai, Thailand - part of the weddings video series by GeoBeats. Chiang Mai (ch like in chair mai – my), located in the north of Thailand, is a honeymoon spot for the creative ones. It's a beautiful city with a dizzying array of things to see and do. This ancient city was founded in the late 13th century, and quickly rose to prominence due to its strategic location. Though it is an international city, with a mix of many nationalities, Thai culture is still predominant and distinct. Chiang Mai is a bustling locale with many exciting sights, from night clubs to museums to displays of Thai traditions and rituals. It is a major religious center in Thailand and boasts over three hundred Buddhist temples throughout the city.
21 Apr 2011
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26 Apr 2011
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Hidden Honeymoon Gems - Bologna, Italy - part of the weddings video series by GeoBeats. For an Italian honeymoon that's full of history, food, and beauty, check out Bologna Nearly the entire city is built using a warm red stone, giving it a unified appearance and the nickname the red one. One of Bologna's famous features is the twenty-eight miles of old porticoes that run throughout the city. It boasts the second largest historical center in Europe, containing medieval churches, and the world's oldest university. The streets of the city frequently open up into beautiful plazas, which are a common gathering place for Bologna's residents. The best view of the city can be gained from the top of the Asinelli Tower, which is nearly 320 feet high. Besides all the sights, Bologna is home to some of the best Italian cuisine in all of Italy and is famous for its restaurants.
26 Apr 2011
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Hidden Honeymoon Gems - Ubud, Indonesia - part of the weddings video series by GeoBeats. Honeymooners to Bali, Indonesia would be remiss not to visit one of the area's greatest centers of arts, religion and culture, Ubud Religion, particularly Balinese Hinduism, is an important part of the town and is the foundation on which it was built. As a result, there are some amazing Buddhist temples and religious buildings in Ubud, many of which are centuries old. The town has become a popular destination for its many exotic, fascinating, and sometimes bizarre sights. In this part of the world, religion and art often meet in unexpected and interesting ways, producing statues and sculptures of strange, wonderful forms. Though Ubud has experienced growth in recent decades, it has adjusted well to the increase of visitors.
26 Apr 2011
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Hidden Honeymoon Gems - Vlkolinec, Slovakia - part of the weddings video series by GeoBeats. If you want to enjoy Slovakian folk architecture on your honeymoon, check out Vlkolinec It dates to at least the fourteenth century, when its earliest mention was recorded. One of the most impressive structures in the town is the eighteenth-century belfry that is located in the towns central square. They are nearly all of entirely traditional design and are an important part of Slovakian culture. The brightly-colored wood homes are a striking counterpoint to the tall hills and mountains of the region. Accompanying Vlkolinec's folk architecture is the folk art of the area, including carvings and statues scattered throughout the village. This ancient town not only holds a UNESCO world heritage site honor, but has been named as one of only ten Slovak folk architecture reservations.
26 Apr 2011
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Hidden Honeymoon Gems - Dead Sea, Jordan - part of the weddings video series by GeoBeats. The Dead Sea - not on many honeymooners' list and that is exactly why you should consider it. With over 1300 feet below sea level, it is the lowest point on the earth's surface. It is also one of the saltiest places, with a composition of 35% salinity. This sometimes creates fascinating and bizarre crystalline formations around the Dead Sea's shoreline. The salinity of the lake is so high that very few plants or animals can survive. About the only things living in the Dead Sea are the human tourists who come here. It's an idyllic place to relax, with white beaches and bright blue water.
28 Apr 2011
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Hidden Honeymoon Gems - Cortona, Italy - part of the weddings video series by GeoBeats. One of Italy's most romantic cities, featured in the book Under the Tuscan Sun, is Cortona. Cortona contains dozens of amazing sights from the Etruscan, Roman, medieval, renaissance, and modern eras. Many of the back streets and alleys of the town are classically Italian, with narrow passageways and brick and tile buildings. Among the towns spectacular sites are many remarkable churches, such as the stone Abbey of Farneta. The views from Cortona, which is located on a tall hillside, are some of the best in the country. The beautiful countryside of the town is matched by the lovely and mild weather of Tuscany.
2 May 2011
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Hidden Honeymoon Gems - Ronda, Spain - part of the weddings video series by GeoBeats. On the southern tip of Spain, is a remote romantic gem of untouched Spanish culture and charm. This is Ronda, a community which sits above an infamous ravine more than 100 meters deep. The town has existed since at least the 6th century BC, and has come under the rule of many cultures including the Celts, Phoenicians, and Visigoths. Ronda is known as one of the White Hill Towns because of the white homes lining its cobbled streets. It has served as an inspirational haven for writers like Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles. Sweeping views, gorge-spanning bridges and a long tradition of bullfighting, are some of the many pleasures found in this ancient yet pristine locale.
2 May 2011
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Hidden Honeymoon Gems - Riga, Latvia - part of the weddings video series by GeoBeats. An excellent choice for a honeymoon Riga is Latvia's capital and its largest city. Riga's buildings, both homes and businesses, are frequently both brightly colored and elaborate. St. Peter's Church, in the old town, features a tower with a remarkable view. The history of Riga extends back to its earliest beginnings in the 2nd century AD. Vikings were the original founders of the city, though it was later taken over by crusaders. Riga was also part of the Hanseatic League and the Holy Roman Empire. In the 20th century, Riga suffered under the command of Germany during World War I and World War II. The Old Town has museums on this history and its time in the Soviet Union.
2 May 2011
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Hidden Honeymoon Gems - Hallstatt, Austria - part of the weddings video series by GeoBeats. The beautiful little town of Hallstatt, Austria is peaceful and romantic. It is located in picturesque mountains alongside the Hallstatter See, its scenic lake. It's fairly quiet with a population of less than 1,000 people. Small but ancient this is one of the oldest areas in Europe, at roughly 7,000 years old. The high salt content of the area made it wealthy in the ancient world. There are still traces of Roman and Iron Age civilizations in the area. Today, Hallstatt is known for both its historic value and its picture-perfect Austrian landscape.
2 May 2011
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Hidden Honeymoon Gems - Varanasi, India - part of the weddings video series by GeoBeats. For a vibrant and colorful honeymoon, visit Varanasi and its ghats. The ghats are essentially large stairways along the Ganges river. Varanasi has almost a hundred ghats, most of which are used for ceremonial bathing. However, some ghats are used for other purposes, such as religious cremations and other traditions. Over 3000 years old, this city of temples is among the oldest inhabited cities of the world. The city's waterfront is comprised of many buildings towering up over each other. The setting sun's orange light makes both the river and the ghats gleam warmly.
3 May 2011
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