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Classical Greece with Sparta and Mystras 8 days tour

Posted by Easytraveller on September 8, 2018 at 14:50 0 Comments

DAY 1: ATHENS
Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Tonight we will have a panoramic tour of Athens…
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YHA Kenya Travel- 3 Days Amboseli Budget Adventure Camping Safari.

Posted by James Muraguri Gichohi on March 24, 2018 at 8:30 0 Comments

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Tour Duration: 3

AMBOSELI ADVENTURE CAMPING SAFARI/ KENYA CAMPING TOURS

Group Size: 2 people

Destination (s): Amboseli Kenya.

Specialty Categories: Amboseli Camping Safari -3 Days Amboseli camping safaris Kenya budget tours Amboseli Camping safari, Amboseli national…

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YHA-Kenya Travel 2 Days 1 Night Kenya Short Safari Budget Adventure Camping Masai Mara.

Posted by James Muraguri Gichohi on March 24, 2018 at 8:22 0 Comments

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This Safari / Tour is for 2 days and 1 night. It is a group joining or private if only 2 people available minimum, a budget Masai Mara wildlife camping safari. You will be in a group of maximum of 7 people with each getting a window seat and enough space at the rooftop during game drives. Accommodation will be at the tented camp with built-in modern toilets, hot showers, and generator electricity supply.…

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11 Days Combined Kenya and Tanzania Adventure Camping Safari.

Posted by James Muraguri Gichohi on March 24, 2018 at 8:00 0 Comments

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An East African Budget Safari to Kenya & Tanzania's top game parks! Go game viewing in world-famous Serengeti in Tanzania and legendary Maasai Mara Kenya, Tarangire, Ngoro Ngoro Crater & Lake Nakuru on this Kenya & Tanzania Budget Adventure Camping Safari.

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YHA-Kenya Travel 2 Days 1 Night Kenya Short Safari Budget Adventure Camping Masai Mara.

Posted by James Muraguri Gichohi on March 24, 2018 at 8:00 0 Comments

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This Safari / Tour is for 2 days and 1 night. It is a group joining or private if only 2 people available minimum, a budget Masai Mara wildlife camping safari. You will be in a group of maximum of 7 people with each getting a window seat and enough space at the rooftop during game drives. Accommodation will be at the tented camp with built-in modern toilets, hot showers, and generator electricity supply.…

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Experience Breathtaking Views on Kenya Balloon Safaris Masai Mara.

Posted by James Muraguri Gichohi on February 27, 2018 at 3:30 0 Comments

Kenya Hot Air Balloon Safaris.

Kenya Hot Air Balloon Safaris.

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About YHA Kenya Travel.

Started by James Muraguri Gichohi in Travel Destinations Dec 4, 2018. 0 Replies

YHA Kenya Travel Tours And Safaris is a professional and experienced tour operator for Kenya, Tanzania holidays, We seek to give you best expert advice on affordable good value Kenya Camping safaris, holiday trips, Adventure,tours price on all…Continue

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Athens mini cruise Delphi folklore show 5 days vacation

Started by Easytraveller in Travel Destinations Sep 8, 2018. 0 Replies

DAY 1: ATHENSUpon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel. The balance of the day at leisure.DAY 2: ATHENS – HALF DAY CITY TOUR – BY NIGHT TOUR…Continue

Kenya Wildebeest Migration Safari, YHA Kenya Travel Packages.

Started by James Muraguri Gichohi in Travel Destinations Feb 27, 2018. 0 Replies

Kenya Wildebeest Migration Safari Holidays.The Great Wildebeest Migration Kenya Safari.The Great Kenya Wildebeest Migration Safari, Book Now!Book and enjoy an all inclusive Kenya annual wildebeest migration safari package, to world tourist wonder…Continue

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YHA Kenya Travel Tours And Safaris.

Started by James Muraguri Gichohi in Travel Destinations Feb 24, 2018. 0 Replies

Kenya Budget Safaris, Kenya Adventure Camping Safaris.YHA-Kenya Travel Tours And Safaris. Call Us +254722655321 +254713713831Karibu Kenya! “Swahili word for Welcome” Welcome to Kenya an amazingly beautiful land of wonders full of adventure,…Continue

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The Legend of the Kavanagh Building in Buenos Aires

Located at the intersection of Florida and San Martin, you can’t avoid noticing the imposing Kavanagh Building, a 1930s skyscraper that combines Modernist, Art Deco, and Rationalist influences. There is an incredible story behind this iconic building in the Retiro neighborhood of Buenos Aires.  The Kavanagh Building was born from the despair, spite and pride of a legendary woman. But how does a broken heart translate into architecture? How does an emotional grudge beget the once tallest building in Latin America? Read on to find out.


The tale begins in the 1930s, when Corina Kavanagh was a rich, beautiful and determined woman. Her family was extremely wealthy but with no patrician “old money” blood in their lineage. The aristocracy of Argentina looked down on them and disparagingly called them "new rich." During those years Corina had maintained a love affair with the young high-born son of Mercedes Castellanos de Anchorena, who strongly opposed the relationship and managed to end it.

Corina Kavanagh, hurt and humiliated, dedicated to take revenge.  She worked out a bloodless revenge... with reinforced concrete.The Basilica of the Holy Sacrament, now open to the public, was originally the private mausoleum of the Anchorenas, who lived nearby across the San Martin Plaza in the mansion which is now the Argentine Foreign Ministry. But that was not close enough for Mercedes Castellanos de Anchorena, the matriarch of the family.  She intended to buy a vacant lot right in front of the Basilica to build a new family mansion.

Ready to hit where it hurts most, Corina Kavanagh decided to foil her nemesis’ aspirations.  She waited for Mercedes to go on vacation and snatched up the parcel of land by doubling the offer.  Losing no time, Corina contracted the architects Sánchez, Lagos and de La Torre (quite sought after at the time) to design and construct an enormous building with a single purpose: to completely obstruct the view of the Anchorena church from as many angles as possible, but mainly from the windows of the Anchorena mansion.

Corina spared no expense and had to sell three estancias in Venado Tuerto to finance her project. Construction began in late 1934 and just 14 months later in early 1936, the Kavanagh Building was complete.  This was a record breaking construction pace, but not the only record the building broke.  The Kavanagh was the tallest reinforced concrete structure in the world and for many years remained the tallest building in Latin America. The Kavanagh was also the first building in Argentina to boasts a central air conditioning system. The building’s echelon form played nicely with the rationalist style in vogue at the time, but mainly served to get around building code constraints that limited its size.


The Kavanagh Building has 33 floors and 105 unique luxury apartments (no two apartments have the same layout).   Its 12 elevators, five staircases, and five independent entrances, combined with the ground floor shopping center and underground parking were a real novelty for the time.  Even more astonishing were the swimming pool, integrated drycleaner service, cold storage for furs and carpets, central telephone system and safe deposit box vault.

Corina’s revenge was complete.  Even today, the only place from where you can get a good view of the Basilica of the Holy Sacrament is the alley that runs between the Plaza Hotel and the Kavanagh Building Tower, which is called Corina Kavanagh Street.

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