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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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Dialogue Museum

Dialogue Museum

Frankfurt, Germany

This museum is a one of its kind tourist attraction… It has nothing to see! A room in which people have to observe the realities around them is called “Dialogue in the Dark”. The experience is that of a blind man observing the world through his other senses. In the restaurant “Taste of Darkness” visitors have to rely on their noses and sense of taste to distinguish between dishes. A third feature ...

South African Museum and Planetarium

South African Museum and Planetarium

Cape Town, South Africa

This was built in the 1800s and houses some of the most interesting artifacts pertaining to South Africa. The san rock paintings are stunning as are the Lydenburg heads dating back some 1500 years. African symbols for numbers and alphabets are also on display here along with other interesting exhibits such as traditional medicines. The fossil gallery and the whale well are also fascinating and con...

St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral

London, United Kingdom

The fifth and current iteration of St. Paul’s Cathedral was consecrated in 1708, but the diocese of St. Paul’s has been in existence since 604AD.  After the Great Fire of 1666, the decision was made to rebuild the cathedral from scratch rather than trying to restore the severely damaged Gothic version.  The new design, by architect Sir Christopher Wren, was a Greek cross in the Baroque R...

Jabl-e-Saur

Jabl-e-Saur

Makkah, Saudi Arabia

This mountain is located opposite Jabl-e-Noor. Twice as high, 5413 feet high, Jabl-e-Saur had a cave at the top where the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and his companion Hazrat Abu Bakr (RA) hid from their Quraish pursuants. This is the cave in which the spider spun his web over the entrance and the pigeon laid eggs to save the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) from the pagans. Located at a 10 minute drive from the...