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Possible Weekend Excursions and Cultural Activities by Country

Australia:
Visit parks, beaches and other attractions near Sydney.  Visit optional excursions to Cairns and Great Barrier Reef (snorkeling, scubadiving and and beach activities), bush and rain forest walks, Blue Mountains, Central Coast, etc.
China:
Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace, Great Wall, Ming Tombs, visit Xi'an (Terracota soldiers), Tour of Hu-Tung, Tour of Datong, cultural activities (Mandarin lessons, Chinese opera and music and caligraphy, Chinese cuisine, Tai chi ) etc.
Costa Rica:
Ecotourism tours on the west and east coastline of Costa Rica, rain forest tours in Monterverde, beaching and surfing in Manual Antonio or  Guanacaste, volcano hiking  at Arenal Volcano, and other exciting destinations.
Dominican Republic:
Paseo of Santo Domingo's colonial city, tour Punta Cana and Samana beaches, hiking, cave exploring, Salsa and Merengue lessons, Caribbean cuisine lessons etc.
England:
Tour of London (Thames River, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, London Tower, Buckingham Palace, theater  shows, London Museum, Hyde Park etc.), trip to York, Stonehenge,  Bath etc.
France:
Tour towns in the Provence area surrounding Avignon, vineyard and wine making tours etc.
Germany:
Tour of the Rhine River, visit the Black Forest/Schartzwald (castle tours, vineyards, and orchards), hike the Alps, German Cuisine and winemaking, traditional German dance lessons etc.
Greece:
Students staying in Athens tour archeological sites in and near Athens, and optional trips are offered in other archeological sites such as Delfi, Mycenae, Epidavros, the Greek Islands, and numerous other places.
Italy:
Students staying in Palermo tour villages in the lovely area of Sicily.
Mexico:
Paseo of Merida, North beaches of the Yucatan, Mayan archeological sites (Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Puuc route, the caverns of Oxkintok), Isla Mujeres, Valladolid, Dzinub, Balancache, Mayan cuisine and dance lessons etc.
Singapore:
Tour of Singapore (Little India, National Gardens, Sentosa Island, Buddhist and Hindu temples, Night Safari etc.), trip to Malaysia, Thailand, Bantam, Indonesia etc.
Spain:
Paseo of  Sevilla (Real Alcazar, Tour of Guadalquivir River, Torre de Oro, La Giralda and la Catedral, Museo Archeologico etc.), Italica, Granada, Cordoba, Huelva, Madrid, Portugal beaches, Morocco, flamenco dances, bull fighting, Spanish cuisine lessons, Costa del Sol beaches, Catalunya beaches (Costa Brava), etc.
Taiwan:
Tour of Taipei (National Palace Museum, Shilin Night Market, Chiang Kai Shek Memorial etc.) visit Hualien (white water rafting, hiking etc.) tour of Buddhist temples near Taipei by train, Tai Chi lessons, Chinese opera etc.