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Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and one of the most progressive cities in the region. The city is located on the eastern coast of Ireland and is surrounded by small hills. Situated at the mouth of the River Lagan, Belfast is an ideal place for the shipping industry. The city has also been the center of the linen industry in Ireland. The area of Belfast has been inhabited since the Bronze Ages. Ruins of some ancient monuments can still be seen around the city.
Located on the River Foyle, the city of Derry is one of the oldest inhabited places on the island of Ireland. The history of Derry is over 1,450 years old. In the 6th century a monastery was established in Derry and about 10 centuries later the city of Derry was built on the orders of King James I of England. Since it was built by the wealthy people of London it is also called as Londonderry. The city was surrounded by walls at the time it was built and these walls still flank the city.
The 4th of July is here and families across the nation are preparing for barbecues, picnics and most importantly, fireworks. Muslim living in the U.S.A. can participate in Independence Day activities as a family and a community by following a few steps.
The Arabian Travel Market Expo was held from May 3rd to 6th, 2011 and Crescentrating was in on the excitement! Held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the event had a high visitor turnout with buyers from over 100 countries attending. Establishments that participated in the event with stalls and stands hailed from various aspects of travel and tourism including airlines, car hire companies, cruise companies, health resorts, spas, Internet support services, tourism developments, tourist attractions and special interest holiday among others.
The 48th Annual ISNA Convention is being held in Rosemont, Illinois this year.
A beautiful coastal city, Swansea is located in the historic Glamorgan county of Wales. The city is popular for its association with several celebrities such as actress Catherine Zeta Jones and Dylan Thomas. The Swansea Bay beaches are the most enjoyable attractions of Swansea. In the recent past, Swansea has gained a lot of popularity and is attracting a number of visitors.
The castles of UK are magnificent architectural pieces of art that are usually recognized to be built of stone during the Medieval Period. However, the history of the castles dates back to the Neolithic times. Every period has its own classification of castles but the first proper castles were introduced by the Normans. The Medieval castles were built from 1066 till the beginning of the Tudor period in 1485. Castles were more than just fortresses; the hall was the main highlight and the venue for banquets. Most castles also feature a well but no particular reason has been attributed to this fact other than an ease in obtaining water. Today these castles serve as excellent travel destinations and carry a lot of information about the past.
Enjoy a scenic seaside view in St. David's, the smallest city in Wales with just a population of 1,800. The city is situated on the western tip of south Wales and is home to the most significant cathedral of Wales. St. David's is an important cultural and historical icon in the country.
The capital city of Wales, Cardiff is the largest city in the country. Over the past few years the city has undergone a lot of change and has become one of the most visited places in Wales. Featuring lots of greenery, Cardiff is also known for its excellent shopping. Placed next to the Cardiff Bay, the city hosts a number of interesting festivals and events.
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