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Originated 3,000 years ago, the Maya civilisation flourished until 900 AD, when the Maya people from the South disappeared for some unknown reason. No one knows why they ceased to exist, it remains a mystery till this day. While the northern Maya country thrived until the arrival of the Spanish to the Americas, the southern empire was already gone. The time of its collapse corresponds to the time when the last buildings of Chichen Itza were erected…
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Often mentioned as the top 2015 travel destination, the Faroe Islands are surely well worth the visit. The year 2015 will bring a full solar eclipse that will be seen from the islands. Many consider it a once-in-a-lifetime experience – 20 March is the right time to be there!
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As we are nearing the end of the year 2014, it is a great time to take a look back at some highlights of the past year. And what an exciting year it was! We have really enjoyed bringing you posts featuring travel ideas as well as travel tips, and updates on our expanding services. We hope that we have successfully fed your travel bug and provided you with some additional insight into what Auto Europe offers. So join us as this week we take a look at some of our favourite travel-related blog posts of 2014!
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To some, Christmas is the most wonderful, magical time of the year. It is a period of generosity and festivity as well as a time of nippy weather and the mass consumption of hot drinks. If you find yourself fortunate enough to be in Germany during the Christmas season, it is strongly recommended that you visit your local Christmas market, known as the Weihnachtsmarkt.
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O’zapft is! The 181st Oktoberfest has kicked off in Munich. This lively annual crowd-puller started as a wedding celebration of Crown King Ludwig and Queen Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen in 1810. The generous king invited citizens of Munich to eat, drink, and enjoy horse races and shooting displays for 5 days. The feast was such a great success that they decided to stage it next year, too. One year after another, it has become a traditional Munich event. In the queen’s honour the festival ground was named Theresienwiese, or, short – Wiesn.
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