Johannesburg: The city of Gold

March 8th, 2014

travel JohannesburgDo you want to know the history attached with the famous capital of South Africa? Well, you must be wondering that why this city is called “The city of Gold” or why it’s called that this city was built upon a gold reef. Read the following details and you will get a fair idea of it.

Looking back:

In, 1886, since the time gold mining started in Johannesburg; it was known that this city has a huge chunk of gold as one of its primary minerals. As soon as the 20th century ended, Johannesburg was officially declared as the owner of world’s one third gold resources. Naturally, the region was also stated to be a rich and proud provider of huge economic wealth.

Gold reef city tourism:

Those who are willing to witness the gold mines of Johannesburg on their own, must visit the theme park of gold reef city. Coupled with rich history, visiting this place will give you a fair idea about the gold mine that was explored in 19th century just a stone’s throw away from this theme park. The city theme park is a combination of ancient values and modern ideas. Not only you can visit the museum where you can delve into knowing the history of city of gold, you can also, like any other youngsters visit the endless shops for a memorable shopping stint at northern hemisphere.

Travel guide:

The city theme park has its own website from where you can get a lot of useful information about visiting this park. Though any long period vacation like summer or winter breaks are fine, but you should remember that this park is not open during Christmas. Since the park is located in Soweto, you can avail the shuttle or bus service to get to the destination. Visiting Johannesburg must include a trip to Apartheid Museum from where you will able to know about the rich history of African freedom struggle. The museum of Mandela House, Square Stands, War Memorial are also some of the fascinating places to visit in the land of Madiba.

So, pack your bags, book your tickets and head for the golden city to experience the golden days in Johannesburg. Also, visit the authentic jewelry shops in the African hotspot and purchase raw gold and gold jewelry as much as you want.

Travelling Brazil During World Cup 2014

February 10th, 2014

Travelling BrazilOne of the most significant events of 2014 is surely the World Cup Football and it’s more special given that it would be hosted by Brazil- the homeland of most famous footballer of all times and soccer legend Pele. Are you too planning a trip to the South American country during the grand football fiesta? Well, then, here is a short guide highlighting on what not to miss out in your upcoming Brazil trip.

The most important Brazilian football stadiums are Rio de Janeiro stadium, Brasilia, Sau Paulo Stadium, Belo Horizonte, Cuiaba Stadium, Salvador Stadium.

The Rio de Janeiro stadium is located at Maracana. You should not miss out on Ipanema Beach here and you will simply love the favela tour. Moreover you will have the opportunity to enjoy a cable car ride here- choro music & dance are other attractions.

Brasilia Stadium is located at Estadio Nacional. Apart from the soccer antics that you would enjoy inside the stadium- a tour nearby will take you to lip-smacking steakhouses, Niemeyer’s edgy architecture as well as the chance to watch armadillos and maned wolves at Brasilia National Park.

Sau Paulo stadium is situated at Sau Paulo. The place offers excellent clubbing and a sumptuous gastronomic experience. Moreover, you will also love the lush Costa Verde woods.

The Belo Horizonte stadium is located at Mineirao, the place famous for the delicious comida mineira dishes & of course the local cachacas. You will also enjoy the art gallery and Serra Espinhaco Biosphere.

Cuiaba stadium is located at Arena Pantanal which promises much fun stuff for the tourists here. These include piranha fishing, riverboat cruises and jaguar spotting.

Salvador Stadium is situated at Arena Fonte Nova. A visit to Arena Nova enables you to gorge on the great Bahian dishes and explore the old churches of colonial era as well as relish African drumming.

Travel To Turkey

December 29th, 2013

Travel To TurkeyIn order to witness the perfect blend of eastern mysticism and western capitalism, you have to visit Turkey which is perhaps a very ancient and exotic country of Europe. If you happen to be in love with history then you should make it a point to visit this Eurasian country where history literally comes into existence. The coastline of Turkey is absolutely beautiful and it is dotted by mesmerizing golden and sandy beaches.

Turkey is home to many enchanting rivers, lakes, mountain ranges because of which it has become one of the most famous tourist destinations in Europe. You can indulge in various outdoor activities like hiking, mountain climbing or trekking if you are fond of adventures. In addition to that, you can take part in numerous water sports as well.

Some of the major tourist attractions that are situated in Turkey are: Marmaris, Kalkan, Izmir, Istanbul, Fethiye, Didim, Cappadocia, Bodrum, Alanya, Antalya, Ephesus, Ankara, Pamukkale and so on. In all of these places you will be able to enjoy yourself to the fullest because these places reflect the history of Turkey in ways unimaginable. Your holiday in Turkey will be incomplete if you do not stop by to behold the ruins of Troy which is located in Canakkale (Turkish Province). You must also visit the ruins of the city Pergamon which is situated in Bergama.

If you want to travel to Turkey on a tight budget then travel experts advise that you should avail of the tour packages that are available at affordable prices. You do not have to spend much in Turkey because the living and accommodation costs here are extremely reasonable. The cuisine of Turkey is also very delicious. The rich tradition, culture and history of Turkey are surely going to enchant you and you are going to have unforgettable holiday in this Eurasian country.

Trip to Caribbean!!

November 30th, 2013

Trip to CaribbeanVisiting Caribbean is considered as one of the best places for the tourist to tour around. Some of the attractive spots to trip here are as follows;-

St Kitts and Nevis – This place is well known for its scenic beauty clear blue skies, and white sandy beaches. It is also very famous wedding destination spot. Here you can live in many resorts and hotels. You can hire ferries to visit Nevis which is another island.

Aruba – It has stunning beaches. You can visit dynamic clubs and can enjoy all exciting night activities. It is quite safe for the families but accommodations could be expensive.
Cayman islands- This is one of the most charming islands providing extremely incredible diving sites. It also offers some reasonable hotels.

Barbados- Apart from attractive beaches, golf courses, and prolific resorts like Barbados also provides the tourist to enjoy some terrific activities. You should try the bittersweet taste of mount ray gum. You should also enjoy the night parties and go for horse riding.

A british virgin islands- One remark that describes the British Virgin Islands is aristocratic. The deluxe and classy British culture of this place will be an experience to memorize, though it can be a little expensive. This place is ideal for swimming surfing and other water sports.

Dominica- It could be the wonderful destination for the eco tourist who want to live within a limited budget. They can enjoy the waterfall and life trail in the Morne Trios Pitons National Park.

Bermuda- You can enjoy drinking tea with biscuits in afternoon at cheap rates in hotels. It is another island with advanced British culture.

Turks and Caicos- Besides the renowned grace bay, Turks and Caicos has some of the most amazing beaches in the Caribbean.

St.Barts- It is another costly destination spot. Here you can see the beaches in khaki color separating the lush Green Island and turquoise water.

Organizing a school trip in winter

November 17th, 2013

school trip in winterWhen it comes to the issue of organizing a school trip you must not take the issue in a light manner. As a matter of fact, it might prove to be tricky chore for you. In case you are not prepared enough you might have to face significant amount of trouble for sure. You surely do not want this. Isn’t that right? There are certain points which you need to consider while organizing a school trip in winter. Here the points go like this:

• Be particular about field trips- Field trips happen to be an important part and parcel of organizing a school trip in winter. You do need to be particular about field trips. You need to ensure that you are prepared or geared up enough in this regard.
• Take care of ancillary activities- It is a fact that there happens to be a spate of ancillary activities in connection with these trips to be held in winter. For example there might be some social dinner activities. There might be some social gathering. There may be some exciting excursions. Take care of these ancillary activities in a completely precise manner.
• Think of proper arrangements- Think of proper arrangements before you are even going to set out. It is really important that you think of proper arrangement issues beforehand. You need to consider about the booking related issues in the first place. They happen to be a trouble most of the time. If it is sorted half of the trouble is sorted.

You should take the proposition of organizing a school trip in winter on a serious note. Make it sure that you are going to keep a very close eye on the facts mentioned above in details.

Travel Guide For France

November 11th, 2013

Travel Guide For FranceFrance has always been an exorbitantly enticing place for globe trotters. If you are in love with globetrotting you cannot think of an itinerary without this place. There are some of the best places to see in this particular place on earth. The natural treasures of this place are literally awe inspiring. Beauty is in fact perfectly embodied in this land. Here is a close and personal rendezvous on the issue.

It is not that you are going to unravel some beautiful places only. As you come to step on the enchanting land of France how can you forget the cuisine? There are some of the best cuisines in this land. At the same time France is known for its passion for arts and culture. As you come to step on the enchanting land you are definitely going to have a close look at the French love for arts and culture as well. The land is magically gifted with a sense of beauty. How can you miss out the snow capped view of the Alps? It is indeed once in a lifetime view for you. You must gaze at the beauty of the countryside. It is outstanding. Corsica is a must visit place for you. The charm of the place is mind blowing. If you happen to take pleasure of a ride in the cities then you must appreciate the beauty of the buildings. The architectural patterns happen to be a marvel. In this regard you have to appreciate the French wine as well. It is some kind of an experience that you are never going to forget in your whole life.

You do need to ensure that you are going to keep a close eye on the facts that have just been expounded over here. They will make it sure that you are not going to face any trouble or mess up things. These are some of the most invaluable advices given to you. Do make it a point that you are going to focus on hem in an unmistakable manner, no matter what you must not deviate from them.

Being in beautiful Bangkok

October 26th, 2013

beautiful BangkokThis city, capital of Thailand is buzzing with modernization and life. Bangkok top the list of ‘most-to-do-things’. You can go to visit the cultural places or sights in this city or engage yourself in shopping that never ends. You can also take a break to see some of the other wonders. Once bored with all the sightseeing and shopping you will obviously feel like grabbing a bit. Bangkok has amazing restaurants with all kinds of cuisine which will make you feel less hungry by the end of the day. The native people of Bangkok are friendly and kind which makes you feel special.

The Grand Palace being the home of the monarch and other very important Thailand officials is one of the most fancy tourist attractions here in Bangkok. It is overwhelming to look at. The architecture used for its construction is most beautiful to look at. The walls of this palace are designed with gold and the overall look is quite enchanting.

The temples here in Bangkok are beautiful and mesmerising to look at. Not only this, but they also make you feel closer to the Thai culture and tradition. The two main temples of Thailand are the Wat-Pho and Wat-Arun . These are very famous among the locals of Thailand. The architecture on these temples actually gives you an insight on the rich culture of Bangkok and its natives.

Chinatown is the food haven of Thailand. With uncountable varieties of available street food it is heaven for those who love food and more so street food. It gives us a more intricate peek-a-boo in the lives of the locals and thus the culture of this city.

Another worth visiting tourist place is the floating market. Home cooked Thai food, coconut water; tropical fruits are some of the things sold here.

Traveling Tips For People Visiting The Middle East

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

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

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.