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Ever thought about running a Solar Eclipse Marathon?

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Well on the 14th November you can in Port Douglas, Australia. The 26 Mile race starts when the sun emerges from behind the moon. You start on the beach and will run through the rainforest, along winding rivers and past old sugar mill train tracks and even past crocodile creek! You’ll reach altitudes of 378m but if that sounds’s too daunting there’s also a half marathon available.

For more information, or to book visit solar-eclipse-marathon.com

Had a recent windfall? Want to splash out? or just want to see what the rich spend their money on while on vacation. Here’s a list of the ten most expensive hotel rooms in the world.

#10 Gora Kadan, Gora, Japan. $1,459 per night.

#9 Saffire Freycinet, Cole’s Bay, Australia. $1,576 per night

#8 Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, Maldives. $2,106 per night

#7 La Reserve, Ramatuelle, France. $2,112 per night

 

#6 Hotel Romazzino, Porto Cervo, Italy. $2,115 per night

#5 Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, Lithgow, Australia. $2,119 per night

#4 Hotel Cala di Volpe, Porto Cervo, Italy. $2,286 per night

#3 Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco. $2,327 per night

#2 Hotel Pitrizza, Porto Cervo, Italy. $2,335 per night

And finally, the most expensive Hotel in the world is…

#1 Maia Luxury Resort & Spa, Anse Louis, Seychelles. $2,455 per night

So there you have it, the ten most expensive hotels in the world, pretty aren’t they.

This list was compiled by luxury-hotels.com. Rankings were based on average hotel rates for a standard double room between June and August 2011, rates were quoted directly from hotel websites/phone. 

With availability in Central London low and hotel chains raising their prices through the roof maybe it’s time to look at alternative options if you’re planning on visiting London for the Olympics this summer such as renting houses as opposed to renting Hotel rooms.

Sites such as onefinestay.com offer luxury city centre apartments with amenities such as wifi, iphone, roof terrace, maids and bell hops.

This luxury property might seem steep from £365 per night but it sleeps 4 so when you go on £92 per person, you’d be very hard pushed to find luxury like this at any central london hotel cheaper.

1. Camp Nou (FC Barcelona) 

Whether or not you like Barcelona, you can’t deny they have a wonderful ground with an amazing atmosphere. Built in 1954 and taking 3 years to complete the total cost of the build was around 173 million Euros. Today it’s capacity stands at 99,354, with plans to expand put on hold due to the current economic crisis. The Camp Nou isn’t just a football stadium it has also played host to some of the world’s great music performers over the years including Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and Madonna. No trip to Barcelona is complete without a visit to the Camp Nou.

2. Old Trafford (Manchester United) 

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Nicknamed “The Theatre of Dreams” you can feel the pre game buzz and excitement before you even step foot in the stadium as you pass the many fast food bars and stalls as you approach Sir Matt Busby Way and pass by the Old Trafford Cricket ground but it’s when you walk up the steps into the stadium that it really takes your breath away. Built it 1909 and only taking a year to complete it was designed by Scottish Architect Archibald Leitch at a quoted cost of £60,000 that later rose to £90,000. A German air raid in 1941 destroyed much of the stadium during world war II but was rebuilt and play resumed in 1949. The stadium holds the current Premier league record attendance at 76,098 set against Blackburn Rovers in 2007. Old Trafford will host some of the Olympic football matches including the women’s Semi-Final and hospitality packages for all fixtures are available from the official club website.

3. San Siro (AC Milan & Inter Milan) 

The San Siro hosts both Italian giants AC & Inter Milan and if there’s something that’s certainly not lacking it’s atmosphere. The Italians, much like most things, are very passionate about their football. It has a current capacity of 80,018 and was built in 1925 and took a year to complete. The average attendance for the clubs has exchanged ever since it was opened with Inter being higher in the last 2 years but AC the previous 2. A great experience to add to your itinerary of a trip to Milan. A free bus from the Metro station to the stadium is available.