Awesome Porsche

May 2nd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Porsche Automobil Holding SE orshort as Porsche is a German holding with investments in automotive industry. This company is headquartered in Zuffenhausen which is a city district in Stuttgart and is owned by the Piech and Porsche families. It was founded in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche.

One of the first assignments this company received was from the government to design a car for the people that is a “Volkswagen”. This resulted in one of the most successful car designs of all time – Volkswagen Beetle. During World War II Volkswagen production turned to the military version of Volkswagen Beetle. Porsche produced several designs for heavy tanks but they lost to Henschel & Son in both contracts which led to the Tiger I and Tiger II. After the war, in 1945, Ferdinand lost his position as Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen and instead of him, Ivan Hrist was put in charge of the factory. He was a British Army Major. The relationship between Porsche and Volkswagen was always close and on 5th July 2012, Volkswagen AG announced a deal with Porsche resulting in Volkswagen’s full ownership n 1st August the same year. Volkswagen AG paid Porsche shareholders 5.61 bilion for the remaining 50.1% it did not own. This deal was classified as restructuring and not as take over which is not allowed.

Their logo was based on the coat of arms of the Free People’s state of Wurttemberg of Weimar Germany, which had Stuttgart as capital city.

 

Top places to visit in Asia

March 28th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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A lot of traveler addicts have been fascinated by some places in Asia. There are a lot of beautiful places that will leave you speechless.  If you want to visit a place in Asia but you don’t know which one would to visit, here is a list that hopefully will help you choose the right one for you.

  1. Bali, Indonesia. Often praised as one of the world’s best islands. This province of Indonesia has become a haven for tourists on Asian vacations.
  2. Sri Lanka. It is also called “The Pearl of the Indian Ocean” because of its natural beauty. This island-country contains tropical forests, diverse landscapes and lush wildlife. The beaches are justifiably famous, with shorelines dotted with charming beach houses and groves of fragrant bamboo, and plenty of places for quiet relaxation.
  3. Chiang Mail, Thailand. Also called the “Rose of the North” is known for its incredible landscapes and welcoming hospitality.
  4. The Great Wall of China. I believe everyone has heard of it and there is no need for additional explanation.
  5. The Taj Mahal. Also known as “the Taj” is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  6. Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second largest city of the United Arab Emirates in terms of population and the largest of the seven member emirates of the United Arab Emirates. According to Fortune magazine and CNN Abu Dhabi was the richest city in the world in 2007.

Hiking Necessities

March 1st, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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I love being outdoors but as much as I want to indulge in activities like hiking and camping, my busy schedule does not give me a lot of time to do so. But whenever I do have time, I try to enjoy these activities to the fullest. Hiking is something that I enjoy because it has many health benefits such as improved cardio-respiratory and muscular fitness, increased bone density or a slower loss of density, reduced depression, better quality of sleep, and weight control among others. Furthermore, I get to enjoy the beauty of nature.

There are plenty of places around the world where you can do this activity but hiking in Australia remains to be on top of my list. It has some grand walking trails like Heysen Trail, Victoria’s Wilsons Promontory, Bibbulmun Track, and Larapinta Trail across the Northern Territory’s West MacDonnell Ranges where you can do day walks, short scenic sections or pace end-to-end on trips that take weeks or months to finish.

Naturally you will need to wear the right clothes and shoes and have appropriate gear on your hiking trip. The essentials however, do not need to be expensive to be trail-worthy. But it would be great if they are functional, comfortable, and fashionable. Wear synthetic T-shirts, shorts, wool sweater, waterproof / wind-proof rain / wind jackets, hiking or rain pants, and hiking specific socks. As for footwear, hiking boots are the way to go. Your backpack needs to be big enough to carry your food, water, extra clothes and other necessities (map and compass, firestarter and matches, multi-tool or knife, first aid kit, flashlight or headlamp and extra batteries, sunscreen and sunglasses) comfortably.

Nowadays, we see a lot of online stores selling sportswear and outdoor clothing at affordable prices. One of them is The Clymb which offers discounts of up to 70% off retail on the best hiking gear by the most premium brands. Here you will find men and women’s apparel, hiking shoes, packs, poles, and a lot more from brands like Adidas, Timberland, Teko, Keen, Hanwag, Merrell Footwear, Columbia, Ecco etc. I happen to be interested in the Men’s Terrex Fast X Mid GTX from Adidas which is great for quick hikes. Some of its features are TRAXION outsole built with Continental Rubber for extraordinary grip on slick surfaces, FORMOTION in the heel which enhances control, and protective synthetic-and-mesh upper lined in waterproof breathable GORE-TEX.

Liverpool

January 22nd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Liverpool is one of the best cities in Europe with very rich history. It is the city of Beatles, the city where Titanic started its journey. There are many great attractions that you should visit if you ever have a chance to visit Liverpool. It is famous for two cathedrals, and it does not matter if you are religious or not, these historic sites are recommended to view if you ever put your feet in this city.

The second religion here is Football. Anfield is the home of Liverpool Football Club and Goodison Park is the home of their city rivals Everton. It is hard to find anyone in this city that does not follow football at all.

Those who love visiting galleries and museums, you can visit Museum of Liverpool, World Museum Liverpool, Walker Art Museum Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum, International Slavery Museum, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight Village and many others. There are many popular parks that you can visit and waste your time in the beautiful view. Calderstones park, Greenbank park, Sefton park, Reynolds park are just few of the many you can find in this beautiful city.  The Echo Wheel is  60-metre high wheel located outside of the Echo Arena and it has 42 capsules which provide amazing views of the city, its historic waterfront and the Welsh Hills beyond.

 

How to choose the right hotel when traveling?

November 22nd, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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Lots of people travel in places that are unknown for them and they don’t have a place to stay. That’s why the hotels are used but, how to choose the right hotel? Well here are some things to consider when choosing the hotel:

1. Location. Check its location. If you’re going on a holiday I believe you don’t want to travel an hour from the hotel to the beach.

2. Extra fees. When choosing a hotel, you need to decide what amenities you’re going to need and find out whether they’re included in the rate. For instance, if you need access to Internet, then you may want to look for a hotel that offers complementary Wi-Fi.

3. Number of stars.The star rating is the most common way by which hotels are categorized. Essentially, the more stars, the better the quality of the facility is. This is a good way to compare hotels and also to determine whether you are looking at something that’s more economical or more luxurious.

4. Reviews: Finally, when choosing a hotel, always consult the online reviews. There are websites that are solely dedicated to this purpose, and you can read recent experiences of real customers in order to get a feel for what you can expect.

5. Parking: If you’re arriving by car at your hotel, you’re going to need a place to park. Things to consider here are if the hotel offers parking, how much it charges for that parking, and how secure the parking lot is.

Honeymoon Travel

November 17th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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It is synonym for a trip that includes two married people in love with each other. There is increasing marketing aimed at couples for “honeymoon-like” holidays. A honeymoon usually begins few days after the wedding ceremony and it is usually a trip to a place that includes either hot weather, beaches and islands or colder weather on mountain or lakes. Sometimes some couples choose to go on a cruise.

There are many dedicated honeymoon packages offered by travel agents, hotels, cruise liners and almost every other travel vendor. Typically these include “romantic” extras like massages, spa baths, and bottles of champagne.

How much a honeymoon travel costs?

A honeymoon may require careful budgeting. It is an expensive trip and it’s cost can be around the same as the cost of the wedding itself. That’s why it is recommended to include a honeymoon budget in your wedding budget
Your honeymoon can cost any amount that you choose to spend on it, of course. You can even skip it. But many agents are encouraged to suggest options that cost about half of your wedding budget, but that’s just their guide to the rough amount they can get you to part with, not an iron clad rule.

Some travel agents offer honeymoon registries in which the guests can contribute to the cost of the honeymoon as a wedding gift; you could also arrange this informally by asking for cash gifts from guests who want to contribute to the honeymoon. The acceptability of asking for what is always essentially a cash gift varies between cultures, families and couples.

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