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23 September 2010
Driving holidays to France
The Picturesque UK
The car hire options are almost unlimited in London so you can get the ideal vehicle for travelling from country to country. From London, tourists can choose any city and village they want to visit. However, the most popular driving destinations are Cornwall, Wales and Cumbria. These areas are well known for their picturesque settings and amazing accommodation.
From the UK to France
There are two options for car travellers to get to France. The first option is by ferry. The second option is through Eurotunnel where your vehicle is taken in the train and you enjoy a short ride to France. In both cases, be sure to bring proper documentation with you for easy entrance to France.
Driving Route in France
The best way to enjoy the road in France is to pick a theme holiday. You can choose to go on a wine tour, cheese, beach tour or just enjoying the surroundings of every town in France. With a theme, you can easily establish a route and learn more about the country at your own pace.
04 August 2010
World Heritage Site: Petra
The ancient city of Petra consists of structures carved in stone. It is believed that the structures have existed since the 15th century BC. Although some of the structures are in decline because of time, many still stand strong - a testament of remarkable engineering and architecture of the past.
The structures are carved in Mt. Hor and the mountain actually has a significance in itself. It is believed that Moses’ brother Aaron was buried there. This is the reason why Mt. Hor is also known as Mt. Aaron.
Although each structure is regarded with historical significance, some stand out because they have remained intact. Among them is the “El Deir” or the monastery as the carved columns are still preserved to this day. Another notable structure is the Urn Tomb as most of its architectural design still exists.
Because of the city’s popularity, getting to Petra is very easy. There are buses that go to Petra and tourists can also rent taxis.
18 June 2010
Relaxing break in North Yorkshire
The NYMR is not just a regular historical railway. It is 29 kilometres (18 miles) long and has 5-stops with one optional stop-over based on the traveller's request. The train goes through the New York Moors or more specifically from Whitby to Pickering. The railway was first used in 1836 and although revisions were made on the route, the railway is still operational from April to October. There are also occasions that the railway would is in use even in winter.
Tourists will surely enjoy the NYMR not only because of its historical setting but also because of the amenities provided. Families can board the train and dine there. There are also special rooms for those who want a homely atmosphere. Because of the additional amenities and comfort, the railway became one of the most popular attractions in the past few years.
To fully enjoy this historic train, it’s highly recommended to go for “Day Rover” option. This will allow you to be on the train for one day on various routes. Families will have bigger discounts and you can rent a cottage in the area, for a relaxing break after your train journey.
03 June 2010
Hot Tickets from Mosaic Holidays
The idea of having a nice and relaxing time without thinking of spending too much has been answered so many times by Mosaic Holidays. They are an independent travel company that offers customised itineraries and tailor made holidays making sure the tourists have a nice time.
Mosaic Holidays have made their travel deals even better through their Hot Tickets offer. This allows the holidaymaker to enjoy additional savings. Mosaic Holidays create a specific itinerary for different destinations around the world and they offer discounts through their Hot Tickets. Through this offer, tourists can extend their holidays at no additional costs as they receive extra nights free or have free airport transfer.
The benefits of Hot Tickets are: longer holidays and less money spent on luxury hotels in Turkey, North Cyprus, Egypt, Maldives or Sri Lanka.
27 April 2010
A taste of Antalya
Reaching Antalya is relatively easy - the Antalya Airport is the destination of various international flights from different countries in Europe. Land travel is also a possibility through train. While rare, there’s also a boat that comes from Greece but tourists have to go through Marmaris and board a train to Antalya.
Once you reach Antalya, here are the two things you should consider doing to get the most out of the city. First, proceed to the city centre. Practically everything you need to know about Antalya is there. The historic structures such as the ancient Clock Tower, Hadrian's Gate and a couple of minarets can’t be missed. Secondly, get in a tram to get a view of the entire city. Although the tram only goes through the eastern part of the city and runs for 30 minutes – that amount of time will give you one of the best views over Antalya. After visiting the city take your time and taste the local cuisine: piyaz, sis kofte or tandir kebap.
The natural setting of Antalya is unique because it features beaches, lakes, falls and forests. Lara and Konyaalti beaches are only some of the places you can enjoy. Located north of Antalya is Upper Düden Waterfalls. A trip no more than 20 minutes will get you to this beautiful waterfall.
26 March 2010
The Gems of The Emerald Isle
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
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.
17 February 2010
A golden medal for Vancouver
In the city, a retro double-decker will take you to the major attractions of Vancouver including: Chinatown, Stabley Park or Granville Island. If you like adventure, than Capilano Suspension Bridge is the place to be: a suspended bridge which allows you to cross to Treetop Adventure and admire the Douglas fir-trees from above.
For a minute of meditation and relaxation it is worth visiting Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden with cover walkways which provide shelter in any weather. Like any classical Chinese garden this garden is based on the harmony of the elements water, rock, plants and architecture.
Do't worry if you can't be in Vancouver during the Olympics. The city welcomes you anytime and it will suprise you regardless the season and as a visitor you will award Vancouver a golden medal.
26 January 2010
Irish attraction in Lismore
The city of Waterford is the home of a famous crystal factory so it is worth visiting it as well.
The Granary is a pet-friendly cottage in Lismore on a working sheep and cattle farm where visitors can make friends with Rosie the donkey. The Granary accommodates four people (plus pets) who want to spend a few days in this beautiful place.
20 January 2010
Help Dan Appeal
Because of the economic standing of Cali, reaching the city is very easy for tourists. The city has an international airport and road network from various cities in the Colombia is also available. Tourists from other cities can easily reach the city by bus or through domestic flights.
The city was recently featured in the news because of Daniel Eley, a volunteer teacher in Cali working with street children who recently had an accident which left him with serious spinal injuries. His activities for human rights in Colombia and the rest of South America are praised by many which is why support for medical assistance and rehabilitation was made everywhere. Groups set up donation channels as they try to raise £90,000 which will be used to airlift to Daniel Eley to England for medication and rehabilitation.
If you want to support this noble cause please join the Facebook group HELP DAN.
07 January 2010
Ryanair’s New Payment Policies
But those who have learned from their mistake and now pop out their Visa Electron cards, confidently thinking they are avoiding extra charges, have all the best interest to know that this does not apply anymore, since Ryanair have made new arrangements and have switched to MasterCard Prepaid as the only method payment without processing fees surcharges.
Of course, Ryanair was prompt to declare this is actually for the customers’ benefit as MasterCard Prepaid cards are widely available. Leaving this questionable matter on the side, what is pretty straitforward to see is that the low-cost company will be able to continue advertising their cheapest fares excluding the handling fees when, in reality, most of the passengers buying tickets will see a whole different story.