Travelinter is for the interaction among backpackers and travelers. Users of Travelinter can share any sort of information by posting questions, answers, stories, photos, travel tips, travel advice, recommendations, informational links, etc...... You wouldn't need to go around to find travel information anymore. Sometimes a piece of information makes a big difference! Every year, Japan plays host to some fabulous winter festivals. One of the most famous is the Sapporo Winter Festival. Held every year in early February, this festival on the northern island of Hokkaido hosts intricate snow sculptures that are lit up at night. Other favorites include the Yokote Kamakura Festival held in honor of a water god and Ouchijuku Snow Festival. CValnecia from a plane.Laos has at least 49 ethnic groups and each of them preserves their own dialect, customs, culture and tradition. 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The oldest and most famous of these is the Portland Headlight, which started to guide ships into Portland Harbor in 1791 and is still in operation today. If, like me, you are captivated by the Portland Headlight’s history and lonely elegance, follow this link for a list of other must-see lighthouses in Maine.Lyon, France France has some of the best food in the world, and Lyon has some of the best food in France. Two hours by TGV southeast of Paris, Lyon is renowned for its Michelin star restaurants, picturesque buildings, and unbeatable farmer’s market. Follow the link for more information about Lyon as well as itinerary suggestions for a day trip to the heart of France’sTonsai beach in Krabi South Thailand For vegetarian travelers, finding food on the go can be a struggle. Not so in Ghent, a vibrant university city in Belgium home to the Thursday Veggie Day. This weekly event raises awareness about the health and environmental benefits of eating less meat. 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