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Casa Rosada and Plaza de Mayo

Casa Rosada and Plaza de Mayo

Take a stroll on Plaza de Mayo in front of Casa Rosada, which houses the executive branch of Argentina's government. 960 1280

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Puente de la Mujer (Woman's Bridge)

Puente de la Mujer (Woman's Bridge)

The Puente de la Mujer, Woman's Bridge, is an example of architectural trends found on the Puerto Madero Waterfront. 960 1280

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Floralis Generica

Floralis Generica

In Buenos Aires' United Nations Park, the 18-ton Floralis Generica opens up during the day and closes at night. 960 1280

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Galileo Galilei Planetarium

Galileo Galilei Planetarium

Visit the Galileo Galilei Planetarium located in Buenos Aires' Parque Tres de Febrero. 960 1280

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Traditonal Breakfast

Traditonal Breakfast

Enjoy an Argentine tradition, and order croissants with mate, a popular drink, served in a calabash cup. 960 1280

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Palacio del Congreso

Palacio del Congreso

The Palacio del Congreso, designed by Italian engineer Victor Meano, is the seat of Argentina's Congress. 960 1280

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Aerial Tour

Aerial Tour

Take an aerial tour to see the tourist attractions in Buenos Aires. 960 1280

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La Boca Neighborhood

La Boca Neighborhood

Explore the colorful houses that line the streets in La Boca, the famous artistic community in Buenos Aires. 960 1280

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The Spice Bazaar

The Spice Bazaar

The Spice Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey, is one of the largest marketplaces in the city. Among its most famous vendors, Malatya Pazari sells dried fruits, spices, lokum and other sweets. 960 1280

  

The Spice Bazaar

The Spice Bazaar

With vendors dishing out everything from spices to textiles, the Spice Bazaar is a popular shopping destination in Turkey. 960 1280

  

New Mosque

New Mosque

Directly beside the Spice Bazaar is the beautiful New Mosque (or Yeni Cami in Turkish). 960 1280

  

The Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia — a former church that became a mosque and then a museum — is a highlight of Sultanahmet, a historical part of Istanbul. 960 1280

  

The Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia had to be rebuilt twice — the first structure burned down, and the second was demolished after a riot. The current building was constructed in the sixth century.  960 1280

  

Ciragan Palace

Ciragan Palace

The luxurious, five-star Ciragan Palace is a grand sight when observed from the infinity pool at night. 960 1280

  

Ciragan Palace

Ciragan Palace

Once home to Sultan Abdülâziz, Ciragan Palace now serves as a hotel on the city’s European shore, where it enjoys some of the best views Istanbul has to offer. 960 1280

  

Ottoman Palace

Ottoman Palace

The chandelier and ornate ceiling of a former Ottoman palace that is now a high-end hotel. 960 1280

  

Grand Bazaar

Grand Bazaar

Just some of colorful trinkets that shoppers can buy at the Grand Bazaar.  960 1280

  

Grand Bazaar

Grand Bazaar

Istanbul’s sprawling Grand Bazaar, which was built in 1461, ranks among the biggest covered markets in the world. Visitors can brush up on their bargaining skills at its 5,000 shops.  960 1280

  

360 Restaurant

360 Restaurant

The 360 restaurant in the heart of Istanbul has a wonderful bar and a terrace with a magnificent view.  960 1280

  

360 View

360 View

From the terrace of the 360 restaurant, diners can see the Bosporus, the Golden Horn and the hills of Istanbul.  960 1280

  

360 Cocktails

360 Cocktails

Besides the décor, ambience and view, the 360 Istanbul restaurant also offers a huge selection of signature cocktails. 960 1280

  

Ikinci Bahar Restaurant

Ikinci Bahar Restaurant

Ikinci Bahar Restaurant serves delicious seafood dishes at its location in Cicek Pasaji, a beautiful, historic building. 960 1280

  

Taksim-Tünel Nostalgia Tramway

Taksim-Tünel Nostalgia Tramway

Tram service in Istanbul ended completely in 1966 but returned in 1990 with the opening of the Taksim-Tünel Nostalgia Tramway. It goes up and down Istiklal Street, the city's biggest pedestrian shopping street. 960 1280

  

Karakoy Port

Karakoy Port

Up until 1973, the ferry out of Karakoy port was the only means of transport between the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. 960 1280

  

Gustavia

Gustavia

Gustavia, the capital of St. Barts, was named for King Gustav III of Sweden. Fort Karl and Fort Gustav are popular areas for hikers, and if you’re not into hiking, then go shopping. This city has several high-end boutiques -- an essential source of revenue for the island. And don’t forget to take a stroll around the harbor to sneak a peek at some of the extravagant yachts. 960 1280

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Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing

Go kitesurfing on the beach in Grand Cul de Sac. This watersport is quickly becoming one of the most popular sports on the island. Local companies offer kitesurfing lessons, but they can be pricey, costing up to $300 for a 3-hour lesson. 960 1280

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Grand Cul de Sac Beach

Grand Cul de Sac Beach

Located in the northeastern part of St. Barts, Grand Cul de Sac Beach is a beachgoer’s haven. Windsurfing, swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling are just a few activities that will keep you preoccupied when visiting. 960 1280

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Hotel Guanahani & Spa

Hotel Guanahani & Spa

Stay at the Hotel Guanahani and you will quickly realize why this beautiful resort attracts celebrities, including Bethenny Frankel, a former cast member on the Real Housewives of New York. Amenities include a pool, top-notch spa, tennis courts and delicious dining options. The beach by the hotel offers numerous activities, but it’s relatively small. So guests have been known to plan day trips to the nearby beaches. 960 1280

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St. Barts Bucket Regatta

St. Barts Bucket Regatta

St. Barts has a few fun festivals, including the St. Barts Bucket Regatta, St. Barts Music Festival and the St. Barts Film Festival. The Bucket Regatta is a sailing race extended to yacht owners, captains, crews and guests. A percentage of the race's entry fee usually goes to a local charity on the 8-mile-long island. 960 1280

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French Cuisine

French Cuisine

La Route des Boucaniers, Eddy’s, Le Grain de Sel, Bonito Saint Barth and The Hideaway are a few places to wine and dine when vacationing in St. Barts. There are more than 80 restaurants to suit your taste, but French cuisine is king here. The seafood is fresh, and some of the top-quality provisions to restaurants arrive regularly from Paris. Bon appétit! 960 1280

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Anse du Governeur

Anse du Governeur

Relax on one of St. Barts most secluded and most popular places for nude sunbathing. Tourists should plan accordingly because there are no restaurants or other services in the area.  However, Anse du Gouverneur provides beachgoers with a great view of St. Kitts, Saba and St. Eustatius. And it’s a romantic spot to watch the sun set -- with or without clothes. 960 1280

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Sailing

Sailing

St. Barts is a popular destination for yachting and sailing. Gustavia’s harbor has mooring and docking facilities for 40 yachts. Public, Corossol and Colombier are spots to stop when sailing in the area. Tourists can charter sailing and motorboats, and explore St. Barts above and below the ocean -- thanks to local companies like the Yellow Submarine and Jicky Marine Service. 960 1280

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Le Gaiac Restaurant

Le Gaiac Restaurant

Taste the amazing food served at the Hotel Le Toiny’s popular restaurant, Le Gaiac.  Well-renowned Chef Stephane Mazieres blends innovative French cuisine with local flavors -- adding to some of the dishes -- vegetables grown in the restaurant’s organic green house. And rumor has it that Le Gaiac is the popular spot for Sunday brunch, serving scallops ravioli, yellow tail snapper on a skewer, watermelon and vegetable salad and much more. 960 1280

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Hotel Carl Gustaf

Hotel Carl Gustaf

Although it’s a 5-minute walk from the closest beach, Hotel Carl Gustaf is a luxury hotel that embodies the French Riviera style of St. Barts -- with mind-blowing ocean views and first-class service. Booking one of the 14 rooms isn’t cheap, but each suite and villa comes with its own private pool or plunge pool and private terrace, overlooking the ocean. 960 1280

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Le Ti St. Barts

Le Ti St. Barts

The nightlife is alive and well in St. Barts. Visit Le Ti St. Barts, a funky Caribbean tavern with an endless wine list, tasty food and great music -- necessary for patrons who want to dance into the wee hours of the morning. In addition to entrees like seared tuna with caviar, the provocatively-named desserts are just as delightful, like the Nymph Thighs -- airy lemon cake with vanilla custard.  Other hot night spots include le Select, Do Brazil and Le Bête à Z'Ailes. 960 1280

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