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Salzburg for Music and Culture Galore

Image: _Tourismus-Salzburg-GmbH_Guenter-Breitegger The beautiful city of Salzburg is known for its music and culture and is one of the most visited places in Austria. Its name reveals how its original wealth was generated as Salzburg literally means `salt city, because of the taxes on salt barges that passed through the town on the River Salzach. Music is part of the...

Eat Play Stay in Vietnam

Danang on the central coast of Vietnam is famous for its long white sandy beaches and luxury resorts on the shore, perfect for families or couples looking for a restful seaside break. Head west up to the hills behind by cable car to find the whimsical town of Bà Nà founded in,1919 as a hill station by French colonialists. Or travel carefully to take in the historic...

Penang Re-Born

Image: Steve Collins Facing the Straits of Malacca, Penang was one of the great trading ports in South East Asia.  Once part of the Sultanate of Kedah, it was ceded to the British East India Company on the strength of a lie in 1786. The British may have been the administrators, but it was the Chinese who controlled the business. The British built the imposing...