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If You Want A Mountain Biking Holiday Les GetsIs Ideal

Posted by Mountain bike Les Gets on March 15, 2015 at 8:00 0 Comments

Mountain biking is a popular hobby and pastime which is enjoyed by many people, and in the alpine area of Les Gets it is possible to enjoy some of the most famous mountain biking tracks in the world. For the last 10 or 20 years the area around Les Gets and its sister town of Morzine has been a popular tourist destination for those who want to take their mountain biking to the next level. There are a number of reasons why MTB fans might choose to go to this region, including the welcoming…

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Morzine Bike Park

Posted by Mountain bike Les Gets on September 22, 2014 at 6:48 0 Comments

Enjoy your mountain biking holiday at the Bike Park Morzine

Lying amid the French Alps, Morzine has become a favourite holiday destination of keen mountain biking fans. The area has worked hard to make itself indispensable to mountain-bikers, and there are over 600km of tracks across the area. One of the most popular locations in Morzine is its nearby bike park, one of an extremely large number in the area. There is a summer event each June, known as the Pass'portes du Soleil,…

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Vacation in Morzine

Posted by Mountain bike Les Gets on August 31, 2014 at 5:35 0 Comments

Choosing to take a vacation in Morzine can be the experience of a lifetime. For keen mountain bikers, there are hundreds of paths to explore, plus easy access to routes around France and Switzerland. For the spouses and other family members, Morzine has a wealth of fantastic scenery, and close links to other areas in the French Alps that can offer skiing, shopping, or just sight-seeing. The main attraction, however, remains its popularity for mountain bikers, with some parts of the…

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Cameroon Bamenda Touristic Attractions

Posted by Global Bush Tours on June 24, 2014 at 9:14 0 Comments

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Situated at an average height of 1.550m (4,650 ft) above sea-level, the North-West is a region of high plateaus dominated by a mountain range which culminates in the Oku Mountains at an altitude of over 3.000m (9,000 ft). Its relief is covered in grassland offering a captivating spectacle characterized by the panoramic contrast between plains surrounded by mountain ranges, and deep valleys which sometimes shelter…

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Everest base camp trek

Started by mina thapa in Travel Destinations Mar 4. 0 Replies

The Everest Base Camp Trek begins from Lukla after 35 min short…Continue

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The Best Holiday Trekking and Hiking Vacation Nepal

Started by mina thapa in Travel Destinations Sep 2, 2014. 0 Replies

Nepal Trekking  is popular tourist activity in Nepal and every year thousands of foreigners come here for hiking, trekking and peak climbing in Nepal. Very few counties in the world can offer as many varieties of adventure trekking packages as…Continue

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Cheap Trekking Vacation Nepal

Started by mina thapa in Travel Destinations Aug 1, 2014. 0 Replies

Hi, Everyone  from Nepal Mountainmarttreks we are trip planner of  Nepal  trekking  also hiking, rafting, kathmandu-pokhara tour, kathmandu sightseeing, wildlife safari, cultural sites and much more. Please click link below for more information…Continue

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Day Trip to the Military Museum in Istanbul, Turkey

The Ottoman Empire was one of the longest lasting Empires in the world and the backbone of this huge Kingdom was the Asker or soldier. Considering the size and the duration of the Ottoman Empire and significance of war in Turkish History, every traveller to Istanbul should visit the Military Museum which is situated in the former Military Academy which Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkish society, attended. One part of the Museum is dedicated to him and especially to his 1915 Gallipoli campaign. 

The museum has good exhibits of swords, daggers, armour spread around several floors, nicely displayed and precisely described in Turkish and English, and shown in chronological order and gives you ample opportunity to learn about Turkey’s rich past. The most imposing exhibits are the silk tents used by Ottoman sultans during invasions.  Don’t miss the 

 part of the Museum showing the great chain that Byzantines stretched across the Golden Horn in 1453 during the Ottoman siege of the city. My favourite exhibit is a flag from the 1389 Kosovo battle which took place on Kosovo field and was the beginning of the Ottoman Empire’s expansion into the Balkans and later into Europe.  Even though the flag is faded you can still see the Ottoman inscription on it and blood stains.

Some historians believe the reason behind the longevity of the Ottoman Empire lay in their strong military organisation – the Ottomans would conscript small boys from the occupied territories into their own army, train them and send them back to their country of origin as fully trained men. They were known as Janissaries and they represented the elite Ottoman corps. The Janissaries had their own military marching band called the Mehter whose only existence was to install terror in the enemy during battle. To hear the Mehter Band you have to be at the Military Museum at 3pm when there is a performance of 17th and 18th century Ottoman military music in full period costume. The special theatre built within the museumresembles an amphitheatre and has very good acoustics.  The whole performance lasts for about half an hour and during this period you can learn why the Ottoman Army was so feared. According to the information at the Military Museum the Mehter Military Band is the oldest one in the world and all other military bands are an imitation of this one. Some believe that sound delivered from the Mehter had an influence on European classical music with composers such as Haydn (Military” Symphony), Mozart (The Abduction from the Seraglio) and Beethoven (Passage of the final movement of his Ninth Symphony).

Expect to spend a half day and even longer if you wish to go into great details at the Military Museum which is very centrally located at the Beoyoglu. Istanbul New Town and open Wed.-Sun. 9-5. Entry tickets are 4 TL (Turkish Lira)

 

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