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Nalynn Dolan Caine |
Americas, Las Vegas
Weekends only

Cowboys across The United States convene in Las Vegas each October for two weekends for competitions in riding bulls. First riding starts at the Mandalay Bay Events Center and the second at the Thomas and Mack Center.

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goal is to stay on a bull for a whole eight seconds until the whistle blows. If cowboy succeeds, he may ride the second bull, and there are ten bulls. The prize is worth over one million dollars, so the challenge is huge. Thousands of spectators enjoy every year cheering and saluting rider (and who knows, maybe bulls). Good atmosphere, good-looking cowboys, difficult bulls, and in the crowd, I think, good looking girls.

Every day except Monday
Europe, Italy

It is always a great adventure to visit Rome. New Year holidays are almost in front of a door and this is a perfect time to buy some stylish piece of clothes. But, should we always pay a lot for one designer’s piece? Great Giorgio Armani said: no, you not. His three-store factory outlet delivers the goods like selling men swear, women swear and accessories for a mere snip of standard retail prices. Expect to pay less than 200 pounds for a winter coat, less than 30 pounds for sleek Armani trousers or 15 pounds for designer jeans. Enjoyable buying.

Every day
Europe, Hungary

Are you searching for a special type of dishes, something elegant, vintage, maybe a little bit old fashioned, but still nice? What do you think about Hungarian porcelain? Zsolnay Factory is ceramic manufacture established by Miklós Zsolnay back in 1853. During 150 years Zsolnay Factory received a many orders from England, France, Russia, and even from America. If you feel nostalgic, look for the beautiful pieces of porcelain dishes from Zsolnay. It will take you out of this century, that’s for sure, and from time to time we all need that.

Every day
Europe, Russia

Perfect place to feel a cold wind, and very soon, as I see, the snow is Russia. My tip to ensconce from bad weather is to visit Yusupov palace in St. Petersburg. This is one of the most beautiful examples of Saint Petersburg’s classicism. In 1830, the palace became the property of Prince Yusupov, who was one of the richest and the most powerful persons in Russia. After palace survive the October Revolution and was badly damaged by fire 1958 it is open for visitors in 1987. In the palace of one of the most scandalous figures in Russian history, terrible Grigory Rasputin was murdered. You know, this is the bad guy from Disney’s cartoon Anastasia. He harassed poor Meg Ryan (Anastasia) through whole cartoon. And yes, in palace you can see the wax figures of Rasputin. When you are there you may kick his ass. Well... maybe in imagination.

Every day
Africa, Cape Town

Are you planning a trip to Cape Town or searching for a perfect place for a teambuilding? You choice might be helicopter ride. In Cape Town it is available seven days a week (weather permitting). The temperature is around 20C at the day, and that is perfect temperature for that kind of adventures. Tours must be booked, so make your reservation before start. I already can see your green faces because a pilot may fly with open doors, which offer a further taste of adventure. Wear the apron, maybe there will be vomiting :-)

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