Samana Journals

2011 Journal 2

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A travel journal to Samana by happysh2009

Summer Palace Photo, Chengde, China More Photos
Quote: My second travel record in 2011.

Summer Palace

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Attraction | "Seven Reasons To Visit The Summer Palace In Beijing"

Summer Palace Photo, Chengde, China
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The Summer Palace is located in the northwest suburb of Beijing. It was built in 1750 by an Emperor Qianlong to celebrate his mother’s birthday. It was originally named Garden of Clear Ripples. Historically it was burned down twice by foreign invaders and was rebuilt by the governors of Qing dynasty. In 1924 the Summer Palace was formally opened to public as a park. In 1992 the Summer Palace was appraised as the most perfectly preserved imperial garden with the richest man-made scenery and most concentrated architecture in the world. In 1998 it was inscribed on the World Heritage List by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The Summer Palace covers an area ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 5, 2011

Summer Palace
Kunming Lake
Haidian, Beijing, China
010-6288 1144

Gran Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado

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Hotel | "A very enjoyable stay "

Gran Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado Photo, Samana, Dominican Republic
Quote:
To celebrate my birthday I had a holiday in Samana, Dominican Republic during January 2011. The base for my stay was a five star hotel named Gran Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado.General:Gran Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado belongs to the Bahia Principe chain, which has 20 all-inclusive resorts in Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico and Spain. Ten of the resorts are in Dominican Republic, four of which are in Samana. These are as follows: Gran Bahia Principe Cayacoa, Gran Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado, Gran Bahia Principe Samana, and Gran Bahia Principe El Portillo. They are all five star hotels, but only the Gran Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado is located on a secluded island (also k...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 10, 2011

Gran Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado

Samana, Dominican Republic

Humpback Whale Watching

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Humpback Whale in Samana Photo, Samana, Dominican Republic
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To celebrate my birthday I had a holiday in Samana, Dominican Republic, during January 2011. The highlight of my Dominican Republic trip was to go humpback whale watching in Samana Peninsula.Brief information about humpback whale watching:The humpback whale is a species of baleen whale and one of the larger rorqual species. The humpback whale can be found in oceans and seas around the world. Each year humpback whales migrate up to 25000 kilometres between polar waters and tropical or sub-tropical waters. Typically in summer humpbacks feed themselves on cold waters and in winter they migrate to warmer waters to breed and give birth.Each winter the humpback whales ret...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 13, 2011

1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

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Attraction | "1066 Battle Abbey: The Memorial of Battle of Hastings"

1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield Photo, East Sussex, England
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The Town of Battle is located near Hastings, in East Sussex. It grew up on the site of the Battle of Hastings and took its name after the event.History:Battle of Hastings is one of the most famous battles in British history. It took place on 14 October 1066 and changed the course of the country’s history. William the Conqueror's victory over Harold Godwinson marked the end of Anglo-Saxon England. The Norman Conquest introduced a new ruling class both in church and state as well as new landowners, laws and architecture.The Abbey:1066 Battle Abbey was founded in Battle in 1070 by William the Conqueror to commemorate the Norman victory, and it was also buil...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 14, 2011

1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield
High Street
Battle, East Sussex
01424 773792

Samana El Catey International Airport

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Attraction | "The Gateway to a Traveller's Paradise"

Samana El Catey International Airport Photo, Samana, Dominican Republic
Quote:
To celebrate my birthday I had a holiday in Samana, Dominican Republic, during January 2011. One of the gateways I have flied between the UK and Dominican Republic was Samana International Airport.Brief information about Samana International Airport:Samana International Airport, also known as Aeropuerto Internacional Presidente Juan Bosch, opened its doors on November 6, 2006 and is the smallest airport in the country. The airport is located near the small village of El Catey, about 8 km west of Sanchez at the base of the mountain on the peninsula of Cape Samana. It takes roughly 30 minutes drive to Las Terrenas, 40 minutes drive to the provincial capital, Santa Barbara de Sama...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 15, 2011

Samana El Catey International Airport
E; Catey
Samana, Dominican Republic

About the Writer

happysh2009

happysh2009
Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

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