PHOTO BOMB IN PARIS

The Eiffel Tower was first on my sightseeing list during my four-day Parisian summer holiday. Named after engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the monument as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, it recently celebrated reaching the 300 million visitor mark since it opened more than a century ago.

In some ways it felt like all these people were there the morning I visited, forcing me to stand in a long line, hold my breath in a crowded elevator to the top of the tallest structure in Paris (324m if you’re interested), and dodge an army of…
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PHOTO BOMB IN PARIS

Top visited world cities

The world’s most popular cities draw travellers from far and wide, in search of all they have to offer. Some have become famous through popular culture, while others are the birthplaces of great people. The Global Destination Cities Index by MasterCard ranks the most visited cities and was released in 2016.

The top three cities out of the 132 that feature in the ranking are Paris, in third position with 18,03 million visitors, London, in second position and ranking the highest in Europe with 19,88 million, and in first place with 21.47 million visitors in 2016 is Bangkok. Osaka was…
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Top visited world cities

Paris: ‘Shots fired’ at Champs-Elysees

Police in Paris have told people to stay away from the Champs-Elysees area after reports of shooting emerged in the French capital.

“Police operation taking place in the Champs-Elysee area,” Paris police said in a post on Twitter. “Avoid the area and comply with police instructions.”

Voters in France will cast ballots on Sunday in the first round of the election, with four of the 11 candidates within reach of the two places for the run-off on 7 May.

–News24

Paris: ‘Shots fired’ at Champs-Elysees

Popular world destinations & the best time to see them

We all have travel bucket lists of places in the world we’d like to explore. You may have been inspired by a TV show, fallen in love with them after reading a novel or are simply intrigued by the name. To make your dream holiday come true, and for the best experience, a good place to start is to find out what time of the year is the best time to go.

Here are some of the best times to visit a few of the most popular destinations in the world and why.

New York, America

If you’re on a modest budget, the…
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Popular world destinations & the best time to see them

Kim Kardashian’s armed robbery deals a blow to Paris tourism

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Once the romantic getaway on everyone’s bucket list, France has seen a large drop in tourism thanks to recent terrorist attacks – and now, Kim Kardashian.

The deadly November 2015 terrorist attack in Paris, which left 137 people dead, and the more recent July 2016 massacre where 84 people were killed when a terrorist drove a truck through a crowd during Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, left an indelible mark on the reputation of the country as an ideal tourist destination.

According to reports, up to a million fewer travellers to France…
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