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Santo Domingo

in the summer and Carnival in the spring. Each of these is held on the city's main seaside main road, El Malecon, but tend to spill over into hotel ballrooms, beaches, patios and even parking lots. This is a great way to emerge oneself into the Dominican culture, as well as meet new interesting people from the city. The Merengue Festival takes place between July 26 to 31. The festival is a celebration of Dominican Republic’s main dance, merengue. They invite the top merengue bands to perform free concerts to the crowd. The festival begins with a parade, but later becomes a concert. There are art exhibitions, food fairs, and games that occur at the same time. The main activity that is done during the festival is dancing merengue, so be prepared to be spun uncontrollable when you decide to dance with a local. The other amazing festival is The Carnival, which takes place during the entire month of February, but reaches its peak on February 27, the Dominican Independence Day. The Carnival also takes place in El Malecon, where masks, which symbolizes spiritual spirits;elaborate costumes,and intriguing dances parade down the streets while entertaining and sometimes scaring the crowd. Buy Most transactions in the Dominican Republic can be paid in Cash and credit cards. Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted in most stores and restaurants. The official currency of the Dominican Republic is the Dominican Peso. However most merchants will accept dollars or euros. If you do choose to purchase goods or services in dollars or euros, be wary of the exchange rate. The official exchange rate in the Dominican Republic is set by the Banco Central de la Republica Dominicana and is updated daily. Foreign Currency exchange services are promoniently available at major ports of entry or are located nearby. Some of the most prominent foreign exchange dealers are: Agente de Cambio Caribe Express and Agente de Cambio La Nacional Caribe Express offices and major banks which include: Banco de Reservas, Scotia Bank, Banco Leon, Banco Popular Dominicano among others. Some of these banks are located at * Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominican Republic Localities Santo Domingo Wikipedia:Santo Domingo Commons:Category:Santo Domingo


Guangzhou

phone +86 20 8387-5177 tollfree fax hours price content Underground bar similar to the Cave. Many local "working" girls sashay around. There are individual dance performances at one corner of the bar, while group performances start on the main dance floor at 10PM. '''''AS OF NOV 2013, THE GIPSY KING BAR IS UNDER RENOVATION.''''' * WikiPedia:Guangzhou Dmoz:Regional Asia China Guangdong Guangzhou


Cambodia

. Cambodia also hosted the GANEFO Games, the alternative to the Olympics, in the 1960s. Dance thumb 300px Khmer Robam Tep Apsara Apsara (File:Danseuses kmer (2).JPG) dancers. Cambodian dance can be divided into three main categories: Khmer classical dance, folk dance, and social dances. The exact origins of Khmer classical dance are disputed. Most native Khmer scholars trace modern dance forms back to the time of Angkor, seeing similarities


Buenos Aires

. Many films have starred tango performers such as Hugo del Carril, Tita Merello, Carlos Gardel and Edmundo Rivero. Nightclubs thumb 220px Main dance floor in Amerika (nightclub) Amerika (File:Amerika-Disco-Buenos-Aires.jpg) The city also plays host to musical festivals, some of the largest of which are Quilmes Rock, Creamfields BA and the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival. Several important international rock singers and groups have participated of the festival ''Quilmes Rock'', along with some of the most notable Argentine rock stars. Former participanting bands included Die Toten Hosen, The Wailers (Wailers Band), The Offspring, Gustavo Cerati, Los Ratones Paranoicos, Divididos, Memphis (Memphis (band)), Bersuit Vergarabat, Café Tacuba, Babasónicos, Attaque 77, Los Pericos, Luis Alberto Spinetta, Mancha de Rolando, Intoxicados, El Otro Yo and several others. Creamfields BA was the first Creamfields festival to be organised outside of Cream's (Cream (nightclub)) hometown of Liverpool, but the move to Buenos Aires was seen as a risky one as it coincided with Argentina falling into the worst economic crisis in its history (Argentine economic crisis (1999–2002)). Thus, it was uncertain how an event of such magnitude would be profitable in a country with severe economic problems. Creamfields Buenos Aires is organised annually. Jazz festivals had been organized intermittently in Buenos Aires and a number of other Argentine cities, such as Rosario, La Plata and Avellaneda, during the 1990s. Commons:Category:Buenos Aires Wikipedia:Buenos Aires Dmoz:Regional South America Argentina Provinces Buenos Aires City


Kiev

Buddha Bar, is on the second level. The disco is on the third and fourth levels, the main dance floor being on the former and extra bars and balconies look down from the latter. * *


Beijing

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France

that most of Jennifer Beals' dancing in the film was performed by a body double. Dancer not getting credit for work in "Flashdance" The Ledger April 22, 1983 Her main dance double is the French (France) actress Marine Jahan, while the breakdancing that Alex performs in the audition sequence at the end of the film was doubled by the male dancer Crazy Legs (Crazy Legs (dancer)). The shot of Alex diving through the air in slow motion during the audition sequence was performed by Sharon Shapiro, who was a professional gymnast. Although Morphine was critically lauded throughout their career, it is difficult to measure their success commercially. In the United States the band was embraced and promoted by the indie rock community, including public (National Public Radio) and college (campus radio) radio stations and MTV's ''120 Minutes'' (which the band once guest-hosted), but received little support from commercial (commercial broadcasting) rock radio and other music television programs. This limited their mainstream exposure and success in their home country, while internationally they enjoyed mainstream success and support, especially in Belgium, Portugal, France and Australia. thumb right VAL 208 (File:VAL208 Viaduc Rocade Ligne A du métro de Toulouse.JPG) from Toulouse metro '''VAL''' is a type of automatic rubber-tired (rubber-tired metro) people mover technology, based on an invention by Professor Robert Gabillard (Université Lille Nord de France). It was designed in the early 1980s by French (France) Matra, for the then new metro system in Lille. The concept of separation has been adopted in a number of countries, to varying degrees depending on the applicable legal structures and prevalent views toward the proper role of religion in society. A similar but typically stricter principle of ''laïcité'' has been applied in France and Turkey, while some socially secularized countries such as Norway, Denmark and the UK (United Kingdom) have maintained constitutional recognition of an official state religion. The concept parallels various other international social and political ideas, including secularism, disestablishment, religious liberty, and religious pluralism. Whitman (2009) observes that in many European countries, the state has, over the centuries, taken over the social roles of the church, leading to a generally secularized public sphere. Princeton University WordNet reads: "separationism: advocacy of a policy of strict separation of church and state." '''Lake Geneva''' or '''Lake Léman''' ( Commons:Category:France WikiPedia:France Dmoz:Regional Europe France


United States

(in the United States it would be called the Main Street — however, occasionally "Main Street" in a city or town is a street other than the ''de facto'' main thoroughfare), and many of the ways leading off it will be named "Road" despite the urban setting. Thus the town's so-called "Roads" will actually be more street like than a road. Closely related to the development of American (United States) music


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