Sadly, jetting off to tropical shores is pipedream for so many of us. Although our pockets might not stretch to getaways in Thailand or the Maldives, there are plenty of low cost beach holidays available to fit all budgets. [click to continue…]
Whether it’s called subway, underground, U-bahn or metro, underground trains is perhaps the most popular public transportation in big cities all around the world. By taking the subway you usually get rid of one of the biggest problems faced by large cities today, which is horrible car traffic. However, even though you get to your destination a lot faster, for tourists, they clearly aren’t as attractive as surface transport, because you can’t actually see anything. And who wants to go somewhere without being able to enjoy the place? But there are some places in the world where the subway itself is an attraction, because there are some stations that simply make you say “Wow!”. Let’s take a look at some of them, considered by many the most beautiful subway stations in the world. [click to continue…]
If you are taking all inclusive holidays in Portugal then a visit to the Algarve is a must. Why? For three very good reasons: sun, golf and food. It’s the holy trinity of any trip to the Algarve.
Portugal’s southernmost province reaches an average temperature in September of 26 degrees (22 in October), and it is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations for holiday-makers that want to abandon the Autumn weather and head for warmer climes. [click to continue…]
This spring, in May to be more precise, I had the chance to live in Ireland for about three weeks. My cousin and a few friends are involved in an online start-up and they were there on business so I decided to visit them and catch a break after a rough period of my life. So there I was, on May 12, landing in Dublin, [click to continue…]
The home town of The Smiths, Oasis, The Stone Roses, and world class football teams, Manchester United and Manchester City, Manchester is a top destination for stag parties. A bloke’s haven, the city is jam packed with fab bars, pubs, clubs and a ton of daytime activities. [click to continue…]
Dubai has transformed itself from a desert outpost to one of the most important economic centres in the Middle East. As a result, the city has become an increasingly popular tourist destination. Holidays in Dubai offer a mix of old world markets and contemporary architecture, sunny beaches and sprawling shopping centres, imposing skyscrapers and world class museums. [click to continue…]
Nobody likes to waste time sitting around and waiting for delayed flights, missed connections, wandering between terminals or waiting for luggage. But there are some airports in this world that are such masterpieces that any moment they could be turned into tourist attractions.
And that’s a great thing, because when you arrive somewhere for the first time, the airport is usually the thing that gets you the first impression about that place (and we all know how much this first impression counts). And in some parts of the world local authorities care about these first impressions and about the fact that we like clean, well-organized and modern airports and built some breathtaking structures that impress visitors. [click to continue…]
The Sivory Punta Cana Boutique Hotel is located on the Dominican Republic’s east cost, about 40 miles north of Punta Cana (that’s about a 60-minute drive or you can also choose a helicopter ride, which will get you there in 15 minutes). The hotel’s location is absolutely breathtaking, among a lush tropical garden and facing a large private beach. Not to mention the Caribbean Sea.
The hotel is rated as a 4-Diamond location by the AAA and featured 55 Asian inspired suites, each one, from the Deluxe Junior Suite to the Sivory Grand Suite offering amazing ocean views and private terraces. Some of these suites also offer personal pools, Jacuzzi or outdoor showers. The Sivory Punta Cana luxury hotel also offers plenty of amenities such as three restaurants (French, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine), spa and wellness center, infinity pool, a fully equipped gym and a lovely wine cellar. As for the activities available, well…you’re in the Caribbean! So you’ve got a lot of options such as sailboat rental, snorkeling and diving, swimming with dolphins, windsurfing, golf or tennis. [click to continue…]
Some time ago I was reading about this Japanese fishing boat that was flushed out to sea by the 2011 tsunami and which ended up drifting somewhere off the coast of British Columbia, around the Haida Gwaii archipelago. Anyway, last week I also visited the Greek island of Zakynthos, whose main attraction is the Navagio beach, home to a beautiful shipwreck, which looks absolutely fantastic on the white sand/blue water background.
According to UNESCO estimations, there are currently more than 3 million shipwrecks around the world. And while most of them are lying on the ocean floor there are some that weren’t sunk and today create a picturesque landscape with a mysterious legends around them. So let’s see which ones are the most famous or the most beautiful [click to continue…]
Langkawi, also known as the Jewel of Kedah, is an archipelago of 104 islands (5 are only revealed during low tide) located in northwestern Malaysia, close to Thailand. To get to the island, you can take a direct flight from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur or Phuket or you can choose the ferries operating from mainland Malaysia or Thailand. Anyway, once you get there, perhaps one of the best destinations on the island is the Four Seasons hotel located on the splendid Tanjung Rhu beach. [click to continue…]