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If you wish to experience the life of Colonial America visit Colonial Williamsburg. A historic district in Williamsburg, Virginia, Colonial Williamsburg is a private foundation with the slogan "The future may learn from the past." The area has numerous restructured colonial structures unfolding the era during the American Revolutionary War.

West of the city of Catemaco are the Salto de Eyipantla waterfalls. The waterfall is just a 15 minute drive from Catemaco and is one of the best in Mexico. The Rio Grande de Catemaco, that drains the Lake Catemaco, is the source of these waterfalls.

Located in Abu Dhabi's business district, next to the Medinat Zayed Shopping Mall, Cristal Hotel offers modern rooms with free internet access. Facilities include a health center with an indoor pool.

The air conditioned rooms at Cristal Hotel are decorated with warm colors and dark wooden furniture. All rooms have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar, and tea and coffee making facilities.

Gems Restaurant serves traditional Middle Eastern cuisine as well as international dishes. The Blendz lobby cafe offers freshly brewed coffees and teas, light snacks, and pastries. Room service is available 24/7.

Guests can work out at Cristal Hotel's health club, Figure 8, which also offers massage services, and sauna and steam rooms. The hotel also offers a beauty salon, a 24-hour front desk, and a gift shop.

Hotel Cristal is located off Electra Street. The Abu Dhabi Mall and the Gold Souk are within walking distance of the hotel. Free private parking is available on site.

Top 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Crescentrating Picks! - 3.3 out of 5 based on 3 votes

Top 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Crescentrating Picks!

The Sydney Opera House, the Great Wall of China, the pyramids in Egypt - all historic landmarks that are associated with their country's cultural and physical significance, and it is based on these traits that a UNESCO World Heritage Site is chosen. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee maintains a list of over 900 declared UNESCO Sites as of 2011 that cover a range of monuments, cities and natural reserves among them.

The most cosmopolitan city of France and the fashion capital of the world, Paris is a dream destination for any traveler. A leading global city, Paris is home to several iconic landmarks and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Paris is a large city divided into 20 districts and every district has its own character. Paris started as a small settlement on an island in the River Seine and gradually spread throughout its surroundings.

On the south coast of England is a wonderful seaside resort of Brighton. Brighton together with its neighboring settlement of Hove makes the city of Brighton and Hove. During the 18th century Brighton emerged as a settlement that was known as Brighthelmston. The city became popular when Prince George IV decided to move to the area in 1873 at his Royal Pavilion. The house has Indian domes and stylish Chinese interiors. Visitors can take guided tours of the Royal Pavillion.

Canterbury is a popular university city located in the Kent County in South East England. The city has a wonderful combination of ancient and modern buildings in the medieval town. The city is home to one of the most impressive cathedrals in the entire Europe and preserves the medieval character in almost every corner. A recently opened shopping precinct has attached a lot of attention.

Chichester is a lovely cathedral city located in West Sussex. Popular for its fabulous art scene and rich history, Chichester is the cultural center of the region. The city center of Chichester is built on the Roman town of Noviomagus. 

A metropolitan borough of the Greater Manchester area, Salford is a city with a promising future. The city has a beautiful waterfront and a wonderful countryside environment for visitors to have a great time. The city is located along the River Irwell and borders the city of Manchester. Salford is quite diverse and has an urban city center.

Halaal Tourism Becoming a Lucrative Industry

By Shezna Shums/ www.ft.lk

Halaal tourism is now becoming increasingly popular and is considered a lucrative market as research shows that this segment has a huge spending power.

The Halaal tourist at least spends twice the average of the normal traveller. This was one of the pointers highlighted at a presentation on Halaal Friendly Tourism organised by Crescentrating & Utopia Vacations last Tuesday (12).

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Cambodia Info

COMMERCIAL/ ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Phnom Penh

GEOGRAPHY

Has an area of 181,035 square kilometers and lies entirely within the tropics.It has a 443 kilometer coastline along the Gulf of Thailand.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 14,000,000. Muslims account for about 1.6% of the population

CLIMATE

Cambodia is dominated by monssons. The temperature ranges from 21° C to 35° C. Tropical and warm.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Khmer is the official language.

LOCAL TIME

UTC+7

BUSINESS HOURS

Government/General Offices: 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM and again from 2 PM to 5PM (Monday to Friday)

HOLIDAYS

New Years: January 1st
Victory Day: January 7th
Khmer New Year: April 14th - 16th
Labour Day: May 1st
King Sihamoni's Birthday: May 13th - 15th
Queen Mother's Birthday: June 18th
Constitution Day: September 24th
Pchum Ben Festival: September 26th
King Father's Birthday: October 31st
Independence Day: November 9th
Mourning Day: November 25th

Dates on the following holidays vary:
Meak Bochea
Visaka Bochea
Royal Ploughing Ceremony

CURRENCY

KHR Riel, United States Dollar

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 117
Medical/ Ambulance: 119
Fire: 118

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