Whole Earth Guide

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Whole Earth Guide

Let us be your tourist guide to the world. As we expand into new countries, we'll give you all the information that you need to know before you go and show you all the highlights of each country and region. Along the way we'll reveal places that you can stay with the service levels you thought had long since gone.

Whole Earth Guide from around the world

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Seville - city of culture

The only problem with Seville is that there is simply too much to see and far, far too much to write about too.

Perhaps the cathedral is the best place to start as it was one of the first things built after the peninsula was taken back from the Arab occupation and was constructed on the remains of the mosque. It's one of the largest of the medieval gothic cathedrals and many religious festivals...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007

Port Aventura, Salou

Although now owned by Universal Studios, Port Aventura hasn’t, yet, had the full American makeover and overall has a much more laid-back feeling about it than the American parks usually do. Woody Woodpecker isn’t nearly so much “in your face” as Micky Mouse is for instance which is a big plus. On the other hand the customer service doesn’t approach American standards which is quite a downer in som...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007


Valencia has the feel of a city that's looking towards the future whilst still retaining it's past.

Centerpiece of the future is the Cuidad de las Artes y de la Ciencias which is a large complex of mainly science museums along with a very large centre for the arts. The complex is divided into the L'Oceanogràfic (Europe's largest aquarium), L'Hemisfèric (IMAX and planetarium), Museo de Ciencia...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007


The town of Foix is dominated by the castle which towers over it and offers superb views of the surrounding countryside.

The town itself is quite charming although, aside from the castle, there aren't any particular sights to be seen. Each Friday morning the town hosts a very lively market which takes up the majority of the parking spots near the centre.

The castle is very accessible with no...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007

Cathar Castles

Remnants of the Cathar castles are confined to a fairly small area of southern France with all of them within a couple of hours drive. This being the case, it's possible to see them all in a single day or, more realistically, over the course of a couple of days.

The first group consists of Aquila, Peyrepertuse and Queribus which takes around an hour to drive. Arques can be seen along this route...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007

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