More highlights from “Capture the Seasons”

November 2, 2012

NOW November is upon us and autumn draws to a close, the team at Booked.net wants to revisit some more entries in our blogger promotion “Capture the Seasons”.

The entries are still trickling in, and where better to start then with some images of the current season in the northern part of the world – autumn/fall.

Without further delay, here are some more highlights from bloggers across the world.

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Creepy, yet tasty, ideas for your Halloween Party

October 30, 2012

ON the Eve of Halloween, as people put the finishing touches on their Halloween costumes, some people like to let their creativity flow beyond their apparel.

Booked.net writer Svetlana Malukha presents some ideas for a Halloween party menu.

If you decided to organize a party at home, these easy, but scary dishes will bring a little Halloween spirit to your  table.

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Celebrities in the Halloween spirit

October 17, 2012

Lady Ghoulga: Lady Gaga puts her best(?) Halloween face forward.

EVERY year the eve of October 31 turns ordinary people into different creatures as the world marks the dark and macabre elements of the occasion or lighten the mood with pop culture references and the comedic. You can see everything from the horrific and scary – beasts, ghouls and witches through to the hilarious such as King-Kong, and superheroes.

Celebrities naturally never miss parties devoted to Halloween to demonstrate their taste and uniqueness, so fans can not wait to see their idols’ costumes on this year’s Halloween party circuit. After all dressing up as someone else is a job description in Hollywood, so it’s no surprise that celebrities pull out all stops when Halloween rolls around.

Booked.net’s Svetlana Malukha has rounded up the most creative, clever, and downright outrageous costumes from the A-list Halloween parties of the past.

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Discovering Dubai in a day

October 11, 2012

The towering Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world.

DUBAI in the United Arab Emirates is known as a city of superlatives.

It’s a deserved reputation.

The city holds the highest building, the biggest enclosed shopping mall and the only seven-star hotel in the world.

Dubai is a city that likes to show-off, offering a multitude of entertainment and places for tourists.

But what if you have only one day to tour all these places?

Booked.net’s Svetlana Malukha presents a few ideas about what to visit in Dubai in one day.

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Just add water – Mexico’s underwater museum

October 10, 2012

IT’S not often a museum visit will leave you completely wet, but this is no ordinary museum.

Established near Mexico’s number one resort of Cancun in 2009, MUSA (Museo Sabacuato de Arte) is unique.

Why?

Because this museum is under water.

It has more than 450 exhibits, located at depts of four to eight meters, and in four short years it’s already luring 750,000 visitors to the waters off Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Punta Nizuc per year.

Booked.net takes a look at MUSA and why it is considered one of the most remarkable and beautiful submerged attractions in the world.

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Lighting Berlin – the Festival of Lights

October 1, 2012

IN just nine days the German capital, Berlin, will see the light, so to speak.

It is a revelation that promises to be spectacular, but it is not the first time…

The annual Festival of Lights is entering its eighth year and transforms the city into a sparkling oasis as more than 50 of Berlin’s iconic landmarks are bathed in lights and projections.

In the past eight years, those landmarks have included the Brandenburg Gate, radio tower and Berlin Cathedral, for this years’ festival, which runs from October 10 to 21, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the Europa-Center will be added to the list of attractions.

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“Capture the Seasons” – highlights

September 26, 2012

THE entries keep on coming for our blogger promotion “Capture the Seasons” and they include some stunning images from across the world.

So again, we want to share some of the best submitted so far.

It was a tough choice – but here is another selection of pics that the team at Booked.net thinks capture the essense of the four seasons, their color and contrasts.

Inspired? Want to take part? Search your photos and for more details click on this link.

Be imaginative – the only limit is your creativity.

Thanks to all of those bloggers who have taken part so far.

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Discover Le Mont Saint Michel

September 18, 2012

ABOUT 400 kilometers (and an easy day-trip) from Paris is a stunning island commune known as  Mont Saint-Michel.

Located in Normandy, it is one kilometer off the north-western coast, at the Couesnon River mouth near Avranches and is home to a population of less than 50.

The island was home to strategic fortifications since antiquity, and since 709 AD has been the seat of the monastery from which it gets its’ name.

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“Capture the Seasons” – the highlights so far

September 10, 2012

SO, our blogger promotion “Capture the Seasons” is off to a great start and we wish to extend a huge thank you to all participants so far.

Today we will showcase our picks of the best pics submitted.

Do these photos inspire you? Are you keen to take part? If so then read the post above or click on this link.

Meanwhile, here are the best of the best submitted so far.

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Bridges carrying the burden of love across Europe

August 23, 2012

Padlocks of various shapes and colors on Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne.

IT’S a curious trend – the hanging of “love” locks on bridges.

The tradition started in Rome many years ago, when hundreds of romantic couples wrote their names and romantic wishes on padlocks, hung them on the Ponte Milivio Bridge, and threw the keys into Tiber River.

Since then people have hung all kinds of locks, from cheap with signatures etched in correction pen or a marker, to custom made locks with engraved messages on them, and attached them to these so-called “bridges of love”.

Whether it is an attempt to show the strength of your affection by declaring your love to the world, or simply to decorate the dull and gloomy architecture of bridges worldwide, but you can find these symbols of urban communal art in many European cities.

Dmitry Dmitriev of Booked.net looks at this phenomenon and offers a list of bridges carrying the largest amount of love-laced metal.

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