Just add water – Mexico’s underwater museum

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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

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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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Tour the world for $15 per day

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SOUNDS impossible right?

Maybe not…so, how many times have you been told a world tour is too pricey to afford? Forget about it and let others stay at home and dream of travel.

Traveling the world is a question of priorities not money. If you want to live a challenge and  wake up each day in a new place, make your decision and go.

So pack your suitcase or backpack and follow these tips of keeping to a budget of $15 a day:

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How to pack like a pro

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HAVE you ever faced the problem of “suitcase shrinkage”?

You fold, roll and bundle your things, but it doesn’t help.

Stop wrestling your suitcase because we have a recipe of making the most of every inch.

If your suitcase is too small to get all things in, here are a few tips to sort it out:

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Top 5 travel-size tech gadgets

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GOING on vacation once had an easy recipe – requiring nothing more than packing some clothes, gathering some friends or loved-ones and driving off.

Travelers were unplugged with only a wandering spirit to move them instead of the automated voices that direct their way today.

However, if you are the type of traveler that finds a technology-free vacation painful there is some relieve for you.

Just hold-off packing your suitcase for a minute and take a gander at travel size tech gadgets that can improve your holiday.

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Controversial, silly and annoying things people do at airports

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IMAGINE you have just come back from a busy airport leaving behind long queues for security checks and baggage reclaim area.

It is not hard to understand the reasons some people dread to use planes to fly off on vacation.

Here is a list of silly, annoying and sometimes controversial  things people do in airports.

Check it out and, perhaps, you will recognize yourself.

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Top 5 amusement parks as captured by real travelers

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One of the roller coasters at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, United States.

AFTER bearing the burden of an everyday routine there is nothing more likely to reinvigorate your soul than by testing your nerve.

A dose of adrenalin straight to your veins is always a sure-fire way to help you recover a true appreciation of life.

Booked.net writer Olga Leleka was inspired to search YouTube and found some people putting themselves to the test in the world’s most famous amusement parks.

Check out the videos.

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Discover “Middle-Earth” – New Zealand

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures.

IT is known as the “home of Middle-Earth”, it is the youngest country on earth, it is New Zealand.

With the highly anticipated release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in December, New Zealand will again burst onto the world’s stage as Middle-Earth – some 11 years since JRR Tolkien’s mythical world was first recreated there in the multi-award winning Lord of the Rings trilogy.

This just-released promotional video from New Zealand Tourism serves to remind the world of the scenery captured in the original three movies prior to the first movie in the new trilogy being released later this year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64qx95Ckrwc

Booked.net‘s Jared Morgan looks further at the Middle-Earth phenomenon in his native New Zealand.

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The world’s top 5 quirky dining experiences

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Modern Toilet Restaurant, Tapei, Taiwan.

FORGET three-course dinners, tables, chairs and pleasant waitresses delivering service with a smile.

A new trend for quirky dining experiences is in and is fast changing people’s perceptions and concepts of traditional food and dining culture.

Booked.net presents our top 5 dining experiences with a difference – check out the videos, it is food for both thought and stomach:

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Some misconceptions about Europe

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IT is the second smallest among the seven other continents, yet Europe is the most densely-populated and diverse with more than 50 countries sprawling across its territory.

Its diverse blend of multifaceted cultures and rich historical heritage invokes many stories about its past and present.

Despite that legacy and an endless stream of information…or perhaps because of it, the rest of the world can, and does, sometimes get a little confused.

Booked.net gets educational and presents a handful of misconceptions of Europe with video, but what are your thoughts? Do you know of others? Post your comments below.

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