26 March 2010

The Gems of The Emerald Isle

County Waterford, known locally as “The Deise” is a picturesque region in Ireland with a rich history. The county has two mountain ranges: the Comeragh Mountains and Knockmealdown Mountains and over 30 beaches and beautiful volcanic coastline. The Copper Coast has been designated as a UNESCO Geopark because of its geological importance.

The administrative city of county Waterford is Dungarvan, situated on the mouth of Colligan River. The attractions of Dungarvan: The Devonshire Bridge which links Abbeyside (the eastern suburb of the town) with Dungarvan, Dungravan Town Hall Theatre and Museum or Davitt’s Quay.

Only 10 miles from Dungarvan there is the small village of Clashmore, the home of a 19th century distillery producing 20,000 gallons of whiskey annually. What is unique about this distillery is its chimney spanning the river which propelled the mill. Other attractions in the area are a wide range of golf courses, the Perks Youghal amusement centre and lovely beaches. For accommodation in the area, opt for Caitlin’s Cottage in the little village of Clashmore.

08 March 2010

Easter Holidays in North Cyprus

The Easter is just around the corner and now it is time to book your spring getaway. A perfect spring destination is North Cyprus, the weather in March-April is nice but during the summer it becomes hot and dry.

A beautiful place to visit in North Cyprus is Kyrenia - its main attraction is the Kyrenia Castle, dating back to Byzantine times. Within the castle you will find an icon museum and a church. Bellapais Abbey in the village of Bellapais was built in the 13th century and it has a beautiful inner court with a colourful garden (perfect for your Easter holiday pictures).
The Turtle Beach is a huge sandy beach situated near Kyrenia and it is a protected area due to the Loggerhead and Leatherback Turtles nesting along this beach.

Apart for historic sites you will find in North Cyprus many modern boutique hotels and all inclusive resorts with excellent facilities, swimming pools, children's club, gym and restaurants where you can taste local cuisine and drinks and listen to traditional music. A lot of reasons to visit North Cyprus this spring.