Top reasons to visit Portugal

August 5th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Portugal is located in South-West Europe and it attracts a lot of visitors every year. Most of them are people from Europe but there are some from other continents that have heard something about it. If you are a travel addict, you want to go to places you have never been before, then here is a list of reasons why you should go to Portugal if you have never been there before.

1. The weather. If you hate rain and cloudy weather then you should visit this country. It is not too hot and summer and not too cold in winter.

2. The food and wine. It is almost impossible to find a bad meal in this country. You can have a meal in a tiny café or a 5 star hotel, you will be pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. This country boasts of great seafood dishes that if you are ever here you must try.

3. Great nightlife. If you are young then this is sure something you are looking for.

4. Cheap. Compared to many attractive travel destinations, Portugal is one of the cheapest that offers quality service and quality time spent. It offers peaceful, baggage-free travel.

5. Lisbon. The capital of Portugal is one of the most visited places in this country. There are so many things that you can see here. If you ever visit this city, Jeronios Monastery, St. George’s Castle, Parque das Nacoes, Madre de deus convent are few of the many things you should visit and see.

Tips for traveling with children

July 1st, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Traveling with children is always harder than traveling without them. But leaving them at home is not an option. So, before you start the trip, make sure you are prepared for it. Here are some tips for the parents. Read and follow these and you will be more prepared.
1. Make sure you get all the clothes and passports. It is your responsibility as parent to do that. If you don’t take any of that, it is your fault.

2. Plan your trip. You should plan everything before you leave the house.

3. Expect everything. You should expect everything from the children. That’s why you should imagine almost every possible scenario that might happen so prepare for everything!

4. Prepare for sickness, allergies. Make sure you bring all the medicine you need.

5. If you’re traveling by train, bus or plane, explain your children that they should be quiet and they should not disturb everyone around. Or find something that doesn’t make noise to keep them busy. At least today, with a lot of technology it should be easier than before. Bring snacks, drinks anything that they might need during the trip.

6. Organize a lot of small activities. If your children know what’s next, then they will be looking forward for that. But if you only have one activity, then most probably they will do whatever they want after it ends. So organize more and they will be busier.

Reasons to visit Budapest

June 30th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Budapest is the capital and largest city of Hungary. It is one of the most visited cities in Europe. A lot of tourist agencies from many countries organize trips that include visiting this city. There are many museums, churches and parks that are recommended to visit but apart from that, there are many other reasons.

1. Wine & Cuisine – Hungary produces award winning reds and whites in its 22 wine regions. The Budapest food is Hungary’s delicious cuisine along with some Michelin star and Bib Gourmand awarded restaurants. If you are wine lover, you should attend the International Wine Festival.

2. Sziget Festival – It is Hungary’s biggest party. A lot of music lovers attend this week-long event which is one of the largest music Festivals in Europe. There are around 400.000 fans and many featured artists that attend this Festival.

3. Hotel. Budapest is home to some of the world’s best hotels. The Four Seasons Gresham Palaces was ranked as #23 by travelers around the world on TripAdvisor’s ‘Travelers’ Choice 2013 – Top Hotel in the World.

4. It is not expensive – It is much cheaper than compared to many of its European counterparts, s Hungary does not use the Euro as its currency. Budapest is often mentioned as bargain destination. If you want to shop, you will not see a lot of big names, but you will sure find many quality and cheap items.

Penang Hill

May 2nd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera in Malay) is located on the island of Penang, within the area called Air Itam. It is about 6 km (3.7 miles) from Georgetown (Penang city). Despite the first impression one might have of Georgetown as a busy place, it is a town of leisure beneath is façade. People who live here enjoy their city and island. They frequent the parks and garden, take trips around the island and visit the many temples. Penang Hill is one of their favorite spots. As far back as 1897, people were struck by the scenic beauty and “the desirability of Penang Hill as a health resort”.

There was only one problem: getting there. Someone finally came up with the idea of building a railway to the summit. After years of labor, the line was completed. Two passenger cars mounted on tracks were attached to a thick cable, which passed through pulleys. Steam power was ruled out in favour of a Pelton wheel, propelled by water power. “An ingenious method” was the remark at the time. Everyone waited the day when the rail cars would start rolling. Unfortunately, when the day finally arrives, the water wheels failed to even spin. But, no worry, it is working well nowadays as government even made a renovation and renewed the trains. The total journey to the top of the hill takes around twenty minutes and the train may stop at other intermediate station upon request. For those that love relaxing vacation, you may book a hotel on the hill and stay for two or three days, enjoy a night view on top of the hill. It will be an excellent vacation you ever have!

Lamborghini

May 2nd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Automobile Lamborghini S.p.A. is an Italian brand and manufacturer of luxury sports cars. It is owned by the Volkswagen Group through its subsidiary brand division Audi. I believe everybody have heard about this brand and many people dream about having a Lamborghini. Unfortunately they are very expensive and not many people can afford owning one.

Ferruccio Lamborghini founded this company in 1963 with the objective of producing a refined grand touring car to compete with offerings from established marques such as Ferrari. It grew rapidly during the first decade but sales plunged in the wake of the worldwide financial downturn and the oil crises. The ownership changed three times after 1973 and it includes bankruptcy in 1978.

Automobile Lamborghini S.p.A. controls Volkswagen group Italia S.p.A., MML S.p.A, Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A., Italdesign Guidaro S.p.A.

Through its history it envisioned and presented variety of concept cars. Beginning in 1963 with 350GTV – the very first Lamborghini prototype. It had many famous muddles such as 1974 Bravo, 1980 Athon and many others.

The ost important markets in 2004 for Lamborghini’s sports cars are the United States with 41% of the total sales. Next is Germany with 13%, then Great Britain with 9% and Japan with 8%. Prior to the launch of the Gallardo in 2003, Lamborghini produced approximately 400 vehicles per year; in 2011 Lamborghini produced 1,711 vehicles.

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.

Natural wonders to visit

February 7th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

If you have a lot of money, you want to travel, but you don’t know what to visit, here is a list of natural wonders that you should visit:

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1. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,000 feet or 1,800 meters)

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2. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres (1,600 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi)

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3. Parícutin (or Volcán de Parícutin, also accented Paricutín) is a cinder cone volcano in the Mexican state of Michoacan, close to a lava-covered village of the same name. The volcano is unique in the fact that its evolution from creation to extinction was witnessed, observed and studied by human beings.

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4. Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (Tokaleya Tonga: the Smoke that Thunders), is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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5. Pulpit Rock Preikestolen, Norway – With a 604-meter drop from a flat plateau down to Lysefjord with no safety railings, this is not a place for vertigo sufferers.

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6. Cascate del Mulino, Saturnia, Tuscany, Italy – Steaming hot spring water comes out of the ground at 37.5 C and cascades over a series of small waterfalls into dozens of pools on consecutive levels.

Best winter destinations

February 6th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Many people prefer cold weather over hot weather. Mostly because there are a lot of great winter destinations that make winter lovers relax and enjoy the time. Here is a list of travel destinations that are great in winter:

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1. Swiss Alps. To experience off-piste glacier slopes without the crowds, spend the night on the mountainside at Whitepod, five geodesic domes high above the town of Villars, just east of Lake Geneva. Although the tents have no running water or electricity, they’re the height of eco-chic, with wood-burning stoves, high-tech insulation, organic linens, and iPods.

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2. Aspen. WHY There’s nothing like making fresh tracks down a mountain—and with the opening of the Deep Temerity lift at Aspen Highlands, skiers now have 180 previously untouched acres to play on.

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3. Vail. It lures thousands of skiers and snowboarders every year. And it’s easy to see why: Vail Ski Resort contains about 5,289 skiable acres, making it the USA’s largest single-mountain resort. But make your travel plans well in advance — you’re not the only one yearning to hit the slopes.

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4. Telluride. Vail and Aspen are luxurious, but Telluride’s rustic charm is equally enchanting. With 1,700 skiable acres, the Telluride Ski Resort is the main place to shred powder. But it’s the rare combination of 300 sunny days and 300 inches of snow each year that makes Telluride a skier’s dream.

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.

 

Is travelling by plane good and safe or not?

January 1st, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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A lot of people are afraid when it comes to travelling by plane, especially the older ones. They are skeptical that travelling by plane is safe, but is there reason to be afraid or not? Here are some reasons that show the opposite:

1. According to USA today, the number of fatalities due to car accidents is drastically lower than those from plane accidents each year. I don’t think there are people afraid to travel by car. Well, maybe there are some but they are much less than those that are afraid to travel by plane. This fact proves that travelling by plane is safer than travelling by car. Besides, nobody offers you food and beverage when travelling by car.

2. Flying is only getting safer. If travelling by plane is safer than travelling by car, it is only getting safer! The safety is what airlines are proud of. You can see that by pretty much all airline commercials.

3. Airplane design. The design is improving and it only makes the passengers safer and more comfortable.

4. Air traffic control is getting better every single year. Many experts believe that if the air traffic control is the key to safe plane travelling.

5. Technology is developing really fast and it only improved the quality of the planes and their stability. All airline companies are focused on improving their technology which leads to safer airplanes.

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