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  Why Would I Choose Norway as My Next Destination


By Crystal Travel-Last Updated Friday , December 19, 2014
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For landscape lovers, Norway offers most of everything that one would seek out - snow-capped mountains, luxuriant forests, fanciful inlets, fantastic display of lights and heavenly coastal views. Due to the exclusive geography and grand vistas, there are untold varieties when it comes to assorted atmosphere and environment.

Apart from the splendid landscape, Norway bustles with rich culture and history. Keep your passports handy as these splendid pictures will surely allure you to head towards 'the land of the midnight sun'.

Reinebringen

Reinebringen
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Reinebringen offers some of the most staggering views one can imagine. You may not be an expert climber but the tallest peak surely can leave you breathless. Get ready to freeze with the amazing outlook into the horizon. It’s truly a marvelous sight.

Roros Street

Roros Street
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Welcome to an ancient mining town of the 17th century. No wonder this quaint mining town is one of the best destination spots in Norway. As evening falls, the street lamps illuminate the snow on the ground a on the roof tops, creating a rich environment. 

Odda

Odda
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With steep and sloping snowy mountains, the unique and historical town is located in Hordaland, Norway. Isn't it breathtaking?

Trolltunga

Trolltunga
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Situated in the town of Odda, the Trolltunga is an unbelievable lump of rock that projects out from the mountain towards the north side of Lake Ringedalsvatnet.

Svolvaer

Svolvaer
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This picturesque mountain is enlightened by northern lights in the island town of Svolvaer, with strength of 4487 people.

Trollstigen

Trollstigen
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Trollstigen is famous for its mountainous twists and turns. The sinuous roads are mind-blowing no matter how intriguing they look.

Reine

Reine
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Enter an isolated fishing village that attracts a startling number of tourists every year. The village of Reine was tagged as the most attractive place in the entire country of Norway.

Lofoten Islands, Fredvang Bridges

Lofoten Islands
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These bridges were initially opened in 1988 linking the exquisite looking islands of Lofoten Islands to each other.

Hoyvika Beach on Andoya, Vesteralen

Hoyvika Beach
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This beautiful beach, surrounded by mountains is located far away in the amazing Norway. Vibrant and vivid colours of nature encircle the surrounding with pretty-looking flowers dotting the grass.

Preikestolen

Preikestolen
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Preikestolen, famously recognized as the Pulpit Rock, is a illustrious tourist attraction that is located in Forsand in Norway.

Geirangerfjord

Geirangerfjord
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The fjord is the most visited sites in Norway. It was listed as a World Heritage Site. Travelling by a car ferry increases the excitement on the trip. Geirangerfjord contains several waterfalls comprising the famous Seven Sisters and Suitor Falls.

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  Top 9 Destinations Unveiled for 2015 by Crystal Travel


By Crystal Travel-Last Updated Wednesday , December 17, 2014
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With 2014 coming to a close, it's time to leap and look forward at the trendiest and uprising destinations. The all-time favorites such as New York, Paris, London or Dubai can still be tempting. So how about discovering something new in an off-beat destination in the coming year? Crystal Travel reveals the ultimate bucket list with the top 10 destinations of 2015.

Ireland


Ireland
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Ireland - the land of exuberant rains and lush pastures lives up to its natural setting in the best possible way. The most sought after leisure in Ireland is the unparalleled natural beauty that one can discover here along with some of the amiable people on the planet.


Patagonia, Chile


Well, you're not at the world's end yet. While you trek up the W trek in Patagonia, Chile, you feel as if you are going to get the best reward ever. To experience the most rewarding wilderness moment, try and visit this place in an off-season.


Tasmania, Australia


Tasmania
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Tasmania is rising as a famous tourist destination since couple of years. It is really a shock that Tasmania has the world's cleanest air, unspoiled wilderness, fresh produce, sociable locals and some of the best hiking trails. If one place that really stands out in Oceania, it's Tassie.


Oman


Oman is speedily rising out of the shadows as one of the most fascinating destinations to visit in 2015. If you desire to experience the Middle East in all its genuineness, ethnicity and traditions – Oman is one of the safest countries you can visit.


The Philippines


Immaculate waters and ecstasy unlike any other – the Philippines has long been a splendid destination to visit. So cross your fingers in 2015 and visit the eastern beauty to gather memories.


New Zealand


The people you meet during travelling will consider New Zealand as their dream destination. Strategically secluded with moderately unscathed wilderness, it’s not tough to guess the reason. The Lord of the Rings may definitely have had a momentous impact on the increased interest. But apart from the trilogy and ensuing Hobbit films, NZ remains a top notch destination for travellers in 2015.


South African Safari


Safari
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If there’s one travel experience that supersedes all, it’s a South African Safari. Such tours are quite enlivening that embraces tourism and welcomes visitors from all over the globe to their exceptional country for some of the finest wildlife encounters in Africa. Its’ neighboring towns too have a remarkable wildlife on offer, but rest assured you will surely have a strong opportunity of facing the Big 5!


Turkey


Whether you're groping throughout the souks and spice markets in Istanbul, kissing the wind over Cappadocia in a hot air balloon or getting tanned at one of the many beaches, Turkey was a hotspot in 2014 and continues to be in 2015.



Cuba


Finally it’s Cuba! Whether you're off to Trinidad or Havana, there are endless things to see, do and experience. The time is ripe to visit Cuban cities, whilst Cuba still feels like stepping into a time warp. Modernization is bound to hit the shores of Cuba sooner or later, so be sure to hurl it on the top of your list.


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  Crystal Travel Reveals Ten Weird New Year Traditions Worldwide


By Crystal Travel-Last Updated Saturday , December 13, 2014
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What will be your attire for this New Year? Gaudy dress, glittering jewels and shiny shoes, is it so? Well, several places around the world just itch to do something unusual ever New Year. As for most of us, the New Year denotes a brand new beginning. We love flipping the new calendar, marking our plans and promises and doing every crazy thing we can think of. 

In many countries, people share a belief and take specific actions which are believed to make an impact in their lives throughout the year. No matter how strange it may seem, these customs and practices bring confidence as well as enthusiasm. So ready to get even with the odd and kick off the old?

Right from mass kissing, underwater tree planting to possum-dropping and balls of fire, Crystal Travel unveils the world's weirdest New Year customs.

Great Balls of Fire - Scotland


Balls of Fire
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In a town called Stonehaven in Scotland, there is an ancient tradition of parading and swinging blazing fire balls through the streets during New Year's Eve. Though the practice goes back to the time of the Vikings, this tradition is a part of the Hogmanay celebrations of Scotland

Graveyard Camp - Chile


Graveyard Camp
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Imagine celebrating New Year with your deceased loved ones and that too, in a graveyard. It’s eerie, yet comforting for many natives of Talca, Chile. It is believed to have started with a family who wished to be near their dead father. Since then, the graveyard opens after a night mass and several sit with their buried loved ones surrounded with candles while the music plays on. Quite a feeling!

Animal Whispering - Romania


In Romania, farmers curiously try to hear their animals talk as a sign of good luck for the coming year. It's a ritual that signifies that if Doctor Dolittle can do it with furry friends, many in the town can.

Mass kissing, Venice


Mass kissing
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It’s time to get a little bit cozy! St Mark’s Square is recognized for holding not only grand firework displays, but something far more remarkable. It’s a mass kiss-in gathering in the piazza.

Throwing Furniture, South Africa


Hey! Look out, there's furniture coming down right at us. The residents of South Africa believe in starting the New Year by discarding old furniture out of their homes. Not wanting to be lumbered with anything non-essential, many things are disposed of through the windows.

Underwater Tree Planting, Siberia


Underwater Tree Planting
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Well, it’s time to get cold! This Siberian custom of drilling a hole in the ice enveloping Lake Baikal takes place to sow a tree or a plant underwater by expert and professional divers.

Bear Dance, Romania


Bear Dance
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It’s amusing to witness people wear bear costumes with furs and dance while visiting various houses to keep evil away.

Grape Eating, Spain


Grape Eating
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The revelers waiting to enter the New Year in Spain fill their mouths with grapes, probably one for each chime of the clock throughout the countdown.

Cold swimming, UK


Cold swimming
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Virtually 2,000 people confronted the freezing water last year in Saundersfoot, Wales, for charity swim. The cold climate is ideal for curing the aftereffect of New Year’s Eve. Swimming activity takes place in Firth of Forth in Scotland too.

Possum-dropping, America


Possum-dropping
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In the city of Brasstown, North Carolina, a possum is lowered over a noisy crowd in a transparent box. Renowned as ‘possum-drop’, it displays the city’s claim to be ‘the possum capital’.

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  Top Rated Destinations for 2015


By Crystal Travel-Last Updated Wednesday , December 10, 2014
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Are you bored of visiting the same destination again and again? You must be! Same crowd, attractions and food can leave us craved for something new and totally flabbergasting. Crystal Travel is at your service to help you offer your next great adventurous destination.

With careful consideration we bring out such destinations that are already gaining popularity. Take a peek below to know that the world is truly beautiful with such places that will allure tourists in 2015.


Nicaragua


Nicaragua
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Nicaragua is a true soul-healer when you get in touch with Mother Nature. The city offers a royal treatment as you discover magnificent volcanoes to surf down, out-of-the-world beaches, cloud forests and glorious architecture. Do not forget to check out the shoreline resorts that meet every need of the visitor.


Seoul, South Korea

Seoul has suddenly exploded with tourists flocking into the city to mix in the Korean culture. The appetite for Korean culture sees the uprising of trade and tourism more rapidly. 


Seoul

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The Gangnam Style has generated more tours that have left visitors spellbound. Shopping is a blissful activity due to things being duty-free. The city has been working round-the-clock to build various budgeted hotels and apartment to assure you a blessed affordable stay.


Taipei, Taiwan


Taipei
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Taipei unveils most of the world that showcases Southeast Asia in a broad manner. Whether you are a backpacker or travelling for honeymoon, Taiwan could be that gem that will garland your soul. With thriving traditions, staggering landscapes and delectable cuisine, it’s high time that this part of Asia becomes the talk of the town.


Mykonos, Greece


Mykonos
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The appealing and luxurious Greek city, Mykonos has attracted several celebs into this fashionable town. As it is said, 'big things come in small packages', is true for Mykonos. The party scene matches up to the thriving nightlife of Ibiza. Apart from the culinary scene, there are plenty of beaches to soak the golden sunshine.


Brazil

Brazil has always been a crowd-puller for decades. Speaking of recent upcoming events, the FIFA World Cup and Summer Olympics in 2016 is helping the country to stand as a global hotspot for travellers in 2015. From innovative airport terminals, latest roads and enhanced rail system, exploring the country will now get easier. Experience a journey through the slums of Rio and trips to the mysterious Amazon. 


Brazil

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Such spots have proved that how assorted tourism here can be. You will easily find several high-end hotels here that were constructed for the 2016 Games.

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  Seven Fabulous Festivals in December


By Crystal Travel-Last Updated Monday , December 08, 2014
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What comes to your mind when you think of celebrations in December? Which Christmas songs ring a bell? Do you dream of dancing elves and the green and glittering Christmas tree? While you plan how tall the Christmas tree should be, you were missing some of the most enigmatic festivals going around the world.

Check these out, with these festivals, you will be in a festive mood throughout December.

Chichibu Night Festival in Japan


Chichibu Night
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Every year on the second and third of December the Chichibu City lightens up being the city of a holy shrine. The snowy mountainous town sparks up with the main event celebrated with floating lanterns, fireworks, festival delicacies and bewitching costumes.

Hajj, Saudi Arabia


The sight of this festival is striking with thousands of Muslim devotees walking down towards Mecca. As the crowd arrives, other religious rituals take place which includes the Stoning of the Evil. 


Hajj
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It's mandatory in Islam that whatsoever your status or Islamic belief might be, a true Muslim should make this spiritual journey once in their lifetime. No wonder its one of the largest religious event in the world.

Junkanoo, Bahamas


Junkanoo
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Junkanoo is a global festival that dates back to the 1700s, but it holds respect mostly in the Bahamas region. Every year on Dec 26, the party becomes harder as natives dance through the streets of Nassau wearing multi-coloured costumes.

Festival of Lights, France


Festival of Lights
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Paris might be the ramp for the latest in fashion, but come December, the city turns on being as bright and beautiful it can be. The city hosts the four-day Festival of Lights which is held in the honour of Virgin Mary. Thousands of candles are lit making the surrounding joyful and enlightened. 

Klausjagen


Klausjagen
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On December 5, the people of Kussnacht, Switzerland bring out their whips and cowbells for an unusual parade. The festival’s inventive intention was to hunt down evil spirits, but somehow be listed into the Naughty List.

Hogmanay, Scotland


Hogmanay
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Hogmanay sounds more of a name from the Happy Potter series, isn't it? In Edinburgh, live music, parades, carnivals and drama throw the city in an uproar. The festive moment begins with a torch procession that is followed with outdoor concerts, street art carnival, dancing, bagpipes and a lot of drunken people. Apart from Europe's lavish winter carnival, Hogmanay is the most famous New Year festival in the world.

Dongzhi Festival, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan


Dongzhi Festival
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Dongzhi Festival is celebrated in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan and coincides with Winter Solstice each year. Families come together and savour traditional delicacies prepared specifically for this festival. Everyone takes off from work and enjoys the tenderness of their homes alongside their families. If you have a susceptible stomach, however, be cautious, as some of the dishes are a bit unique.

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