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Accor Hotels around the world competition

For their 10th Anniversary, Accor Hotels has started a competition for guests to enter and win up to 10 round the world trips to stay at any of the Accor Hotels, plus a number of stays all year long.

The competition has 10 phases and entry to the first ends on April 8, 2011.

For more information, visit the Accor Hotels website.

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Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

Helsinki, Finland

These gardens are located in the old downtown area of the city, a few minutes’ walk from the central station. The Gardens include extensive acres of land dedicated to growing special wildlife flowers, shrubs and herbs. They represent the contributions that Finland makes in conservation of nature. A number of greenhouses are also constructed within the premises where new plants are grown and nurtur...

Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie

Berlin, Germany

the most famous of the gates between former East and West Berlin. The attached museum (Friedrichstrasse 43-45) gives some background with stories of successful and failed attempts to cross the checkpoint. Website: http://www.mauer-museum.com/. Telephone: 2537250  ...

Museum of History

Museum of History

Hong Kong, China

Museum of History is another landmark of this area. Established in 1975 when it became a separate entity, it finally got its permanent home only in 1998 on 100 Chatham Road, South Tsimshatsui. This colossal museum has the same colour planning as the Science Museum next door. If one is a history enthusiast, this is the place to go to. Intricate details of the history of Hong Kong can be found here....

Old Windmill and Observatory

Old Windmill and Observatory

Brisbane, Australia

One of the oldest buildings in Brisbane, this windmill was originally unable to turn due to a design flaw (the sails were unable to turn as they were too heavy). A convict-powered treadmill was introduced before the mill was eventually abandoned. Today it stands as a meteorological observatory. Location: Southeast of Parkland Boulvard, on Wickham Tce ...