Archive for the ‘Adventure Travel’ Category

Traveling Tips For People Visiting The Middle East

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Visiting The Middle EastMiddle East is that sector of the world that has a perfect blend of culture and history of the different countries that are located here. When you will visit the Middle Eastern countries, you will notice that none of them is touched by modernization. The historical and cultural places located in the Middle East are fascinating. But before you visit the Middle East it is essential that you get acquainted with some of the rules and regulations that are followed in this area.

Always remember that you should not carry pornography materials and guns when you are traveling to Middle East. Avoid visiting the countries of Middle East during the month of Ramadan. Well if you are into drugs then it advised that you do not pack drugs in your luggage because once you are caught in any of the Middle Eastern countries like Egypt or Bahrain then you can get death penalty for your offence.

Visas need to be approved and acquired after following a long and laborious procedure. If you have a visa already for Israel then getting a visa for visiting any other Middle Eastern country can become very difficult. Countries such as Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait etc are not opened for tourism. Also make sure that you pack proper and conservative clothing for your trip to Middle East because shorts or short skirts are not allowed in Middle Eastern countries.

Do not consume alcohol in any of the countries in Middle East. Since the weather conditions in Middle East are hot and dry, you must hydrate continuously by drinking bottled and treated water. Avoid traveling to areas in the Middle East which are considered to be dangerous and are prone to all kinds of regional or religious conflicts. Always follow the currency regulations of Middle East because these are very strict.

Taking a trip to Florence

Monday, October 7th, 2013

trip to FlorenceThe city of Florence is best known as the cradle of Italian Renaissance and is famous for a superior concentration of art & architecture from the Renaissance era. The region is the capital of Tuscany and it’s amazing attractions have been pulling in hordes of visitors from all over the world for centuries. Are you too planning a trip to Florence off late? Well, that’s great and here is a brief on the must-visits in your Florence itinerary.

The first thing to visit while you are at Florence is Piazza della Signoria. The beautiful town square is enriched in historical significance and has been serving as the most important hub for politics and many prestigious episodes that have taken place in the city. Then, you have Palazzo Vecchio. It’s a magnificent palace standing high overlooking Piazza Signoria. The palace was the home for the esteemed Medici family in the city and has been the governing body of Florence for 6 centuries. It was erected in 12th C and now serves partly as town hall and partly as museum. You will just love the majestic artworks lining up the palace including beautiful sculptures, frescoes, the painted ceilings as well as intricate carvings & tapestries depicting memorable historic & biblical events.

Florence houses one of the best art museums of the world, namely Uffizi Gallery. The great art museum features several master-pieces by the legendary Italian artists such as Botticelli, Michelangelo, Titian and da Vinci. You should not miss out on Piazza Repubblica while you are exploring the beautiful Tuscany capital. It’s a remarkable square here featuring historic cafes-most notable of these are Rosse, Donnini, Gilli etc. that were the popular joints of the intellectuals and artists from the Renaissance Era. Visit Piazza Repubblica for a taste of the exotic Florence pastry and espresso.

Witnessing The Beauty Of Bangkok

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Beauty Of BangkokVisiting the Land of Smiles (another name for Bangkok) is the best decision that you will ever take in your life. You must make it a point to visit this buzzing capital city of Thailand in your next holiday. The natives of Bangkok are extremely friendly and you will enjoy the many wonders that the city has to offer to you. You can engage in endless shopping in the city, enjoy the exquisite cuisine and witness the beauty of the beautiful cultural sights situated in Bangkok.

The different temples that are located in Bangkok are mesmerizing and help you get close to the Thai tradition and culture. You can actually get to know a lot about the history of Thailand from the architecture of the temples. Visit Wat Arun and Wat Pho- the two main temples in Bangkok that are extremely well-known among the locals and tourists.

The Grand Palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bangkok. This Grand Palace is home to the Monarch of Thailand and other important Thailand governmental officials. The walls of the palace are decorated with gold and the entire look of the palace is quite enchanting. The architecture of the Grand Palace is dexterous and out of the world.

If you want to try out the street food in Bangkok then you must stop by Chinatown. Those who love eating and want to get a closer look at the culture of Thailand should make it a point to visit the food haven- Chinatown. During the major festivals of Thailand, Chinatown is beautifully adorned and looks amazing.

The floating market in the city is another tourist attraction worth visiting. There are boats floating on the water and selling home cooked Thai food, coconut juice, tropical fruits etc. Chatuchak (the world’s largest market) has to be visited by you as well.

Things To Pack For A Cruise Trip

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Cruise TripPacking things for a vacation is considered to be a fun activity by many of the people. But at times, it can become a very confusing task and you might not be able to decide what exclude or include in your baggage. If you are going for a cruise trip then you will face this difficulty more because you will experience a variety of climatic conditions and engage in different activities during your cruise trip. This article will serve as a guide for you when you plan to undertake a sea voyage to any of the beautiful cruising destinations of the world and have no clue as to what to pack for the cruise.

Firstly, make a proper list of all the essential things that you will require for your trip. It is extremely important that you carry all your important documents such as passport, visa, tickets etc with you. Even pack guide books and magazines related to the places you are going to visit on your cruise vacation. Electronic items such as mobile phones, chargers, batteries, cameras, laptops and so on should also be packed carefully.

The clothing should be packed according to the places you are going to stop by on your cruise. Generally, people carry summer apparels along with one or two warm jackets and formal clothing as well. If you are taking any medicines then you must carry them with you. It will be really helpful if you can pack the toiletry items such as comb, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, makeup etc. as well.

Carry shoes in which your feet feel comfortable. Also it will be smart on your part to pack an umbrella or a raincoat along with your other belongings. Money and all your other sources of money like credit cards or debit cards should never be forgotten.

Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Great Barrier Reef, adventure travelThe Great Barrier Reef of Australia is one of the seven wonders of the natural world. And therefore it goes without saying that the beauty of this place is indescribable. The largest reef system of the world is also one of the most accessible reef systems of world. Here the adventurous activity of snorkeling is going to be like a dream come true.

The diverse underwater ecosystem and the scenic view make the snorkeling a perfect activity here. This activity is not only fun but also very educative in increasing the awareness of marine life. Baby sea turtles, giant clams and red bass are some of the things that you will surely catch in the submerged warm waters of the sea. There are many safety facilities available which are provided by the excursion companies. There are many options available for a new swimmer and confident swimmers as well. This way you are bound to make the most of your trip to Great Barrier Reef.

Musée d’Histoire Contemporaine: Yet another Museum to Check out When in Paris

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Musée d'Histoire ContemporaineWhen we are in Paris, we think of the Eiffel Tower, a romantic boat ride, down the Seine River or we think of visiting historical or artistic places like the Louvre Museum or the Norte Dam Cathedral. Yes, Paris truly is the place to visit some of the most beautiful artwork made by artists over the years and its museums are world famous, especially the Louvre, which holds the statue of Venus, the Monalisa along with some of the best works from that era and beyond.

However, yet another museum which holds great historical significance is the Musée d’Histoire Contemporaine or the museum of contemporary history situated in the Les Invalids or the national Residence of Invalids, in Paris. It was initially set up as the Library Museum of the War in 1914 and later in the year 1917, it became a part of the Ministry of Public Education. In the year 1973, this was shifted to be a part of the Invalids’ Residence area, which made its significance more pronounced.

In the museum, you will find over 1,500,000 items and documentations from the military war from 1870 dating down to the present day. It’s a unique and spectacular museum to check out when in Paris.

Things To See In Monaco

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

travel monacoThere are plenty of things to do in the peppy city of Monaco. Even with its lack of natural resources and less domain over the region Monaco has astoundingly developed itself into a great tourist destination. Among many of the things to be witnessed in the city of Monaco there is the Palais du Prince, a thirteenth century Royal Fortress, its opening times are varied but it is sure worth a trip through its medieval corridors. Monaco Cathedral is yet another example of medieval architecture.

For nature lovers there is the Oceanographic museum that exhibits some exquisite collection of oceanic flora and fauna. The botanical garden at the Jardin Exotique and the pre roman as well as post roman antiques are also a treat to the eyes. For car lovers there is the great Formula one racing track at Monaco reportedly one of the best in the world. The Prince of Monaco’s Car collection is also a must watch for car fans across the world.

 

 

Major attractions in the City of Lights

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

City of Lights, ParisPlanning to go on a vacation to the City of lights? Well here is a guide that will help you to visit the major attractions in Paris and make you holidays more dazzling. The main places that you should visit in this rich historical city are listed below.

  • Eiffel Tower– It is among the Seven Wonders of the World and is well-known for its tall towers and structure. A visit to Eiffel at night will enchant you with the beautiful view of the dazzling city.
  • Louvre Museum– Listed among the worlds most popular, the place displays the mesmerizing works of Leonardo Da Vinci and Apollo gallery. Nothing can be more fascinating than watching Mona Lisa look at you with her smile.
  • River Seine– If you are a romantic person, your trip will be incomplete without a boat ride on this river.
  • Notre Dame Cathedral– If you have fetish for Gothic works, then visit this Cathedral situated at the most ancient point in Paris. The gargoyle structures of Notre Dame and a view of the entire city will spellbind you.

Are you in for a good scare this vacation?

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

adventure travel, travel tipsIf you are in the mood for adventure, and ready for a good scare, then, you can have an unusual vacation this year. Visiting some of the spookiest and disturbingly creepy places this year can make your journey or vacation a memorable one. The Ridges, in the state of Ohio is a famous and open for tourists’ spooky destination which you can check out.
The Ridges was originally known as the Athens Lunatic Asylum and yes, this is where the plot thickens.

According to the legend, many disturbed patients used to be kept here and hundreds of lobotomies were done on them. Why; because the patients used to masturbate and have epilepsies. With no way to stop this, the doctors chose to lobotomize these patients. According to the story, a female patient managed to escape from her room and was missing for 6 weeks. Her body was found decomposed later in a room where they say the stain of the decomposed rotting corpse is still there. Weird sounds and flickering lights and laughter have been reported in that area. Right out of the script of Grave Encounters? Sounds like it! According to the British Society for Psychical Research, this area is one of the top haunted places in the world, standing at 13th position.

Nigerian tourist attraction for winter holiday

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Nigerian tourist attractionWinter holidays are the most awaited and the longest holidays for anyone. Therefore plans made for winter holidays should be grand. Nigeria should be your choice as the Christmas holidays and New Year is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm and zeal.

You can visit the Yankari Game Reserve in Nigeria which is popular for its wildlife and bird population like lions, buffalo, baboons, vultures, kingfishers etc. Now if you want to enjoy the sun during the winter holidays then visit Coconut beach, Bar beach, Calabar beach etc. The Obudu Ranch is a place you should stop by as it is home to Gorillas and has amazing waterfalls and valleys to get charmed by.

Long JuJu Shrine of Arochukwu is believed to be cave through which God communicates with people according to Nigerian Belief. Also visit the Lake Chad, Igbo-Ukwu, Agbokim Waterfalls, Ogbunike cave etc. Hope your Nigerian Winter vacation goes enjoyable and Nigeria becomes an important part of your memory.