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What You Should Never Do On a Cruise Ship

What You Should Never Do On a Cruise Ship

Jun 29, 2014

Enjoying a holiday on a cruise ship is relaxing and fun – and you are mostly free to do whatever you like. Whether you want to lounge by the pool all day soaking up the sunshine, stuff yourself at the buffet, go shopping or enjoy the ship’s entertainment – the choice is up to you. However, when you are on a cruise ship there is a certain level of etiquette that you must abide by and there are some things that you just should not do. Most of it is common sense, but here are some of the things that you should not do on a cruise ship (which might even get you kicked off): Fail to Attend the Muster Drill At the beginning of every cruise, there is a mandatory orientation that will teach you about the safety features of the ship and the emergency procedures. You must attend this drill, or you could risk being kicked off the ship. It might seem boring, but the information is very important and could possibly save your life in a worst case scenario. Bring Drugs or Other Illegal Substances On Board Unless you want to spend your holiday in a foreign prison, don’t be so foolish as to bring drugs or illegal substances with you on your cruise. If you are smuggling drugs and weapons on the ship and you are caught, you will be sent straight to the local police station. You will then need to pay money for bail and your flight home. Also, when you are going through the pre-embarkation security screening you should not refuse to be screened. If you don’t comply with the security officers on board the ship, they don’t have to let you board the cruise. Dress Inappropriately for the Occasion Many cruise ships will have dress codes, which are different for casual daytime dining and formal evening dining. It is important to be aware of these dress codes, so that you are wearing something that fits. If you wander into the formal dining room in the evening while wearing shorts and a t-shirt, you will probably get a lot of dirty looks and you might even be...

Exploring Utrecht City : The Mini-Amsterdam

Exploring Utrecht City : The Mini-Amsterdam

Jun 28, 2014

Planning a family holiday to the Netherlands? Among the many famous locations you can get on your holiday in this country, I would advise to consider visiting Utrecht. Utrecht is a city located south of Amsterdam in The Netherlands at about 40 minutes. A reasonably substantial city with populace at something like 250,000 and a university whose nearness to Amsterdam makes it an enormous private and business territory, Utrecht is one of the best urban communities to explore. Utrecht is similar to a little Amsterdam. It’s comparable in configuration, however, fails to offer the swarms of Amsterdam. The old city is revolved around an old church, the Dom. Despite the fact that it has a portion of the signs of the Gothic style, there is just one stained glass window, and the majority of the space is vacant. Generally, the congregation in Amsterdam is my top choice. The Domtoren Over the square is the Domtoren, the Netherlands’ tallest church tower. In the 1600s, the congregation and tower were some piece of the same building. However, a surge knocked out the territory between them, making the advanced court. You can climb the tower to get a decent perspective of Utrecht, however, I couldn’t discover the passageway and consequently skipped it.(Image by E. Dronkert ) The Oudegracht The primary range of town is focused close to the Oudegracht, or “old channel.” It is the principle trench around the local area and along it are all the shops and a plenty of restaurants. The restaurants are placed on a level beneath the road nearby the channels. There are a few approaches to investigate Utrecht’s waterways, whose one of a kind quaysides twofold as walker boulevards brimming with boutiques, restaurants, retailers and that’s just the beginning. Guests can walk the trench side paths where nearby organizations have popped up. My Experience On the day I went, the climate was pleasant, and, shockingly all week, the sun was out. The Dutch don’t see a great deal of sun, so they jump at the chance to scramble out at whatever point it is around. The city was stuffed and all the tables along the waterway were taken. After some strolling, I...

10 Strange Place Names

10 Strange Place Names

Jun 4, 2014

If the names of different places of the world give a clear replica of their nature, some places will turn out to be the most dangerous, unique or rather weird destinations to visit. However, some other places have got names which seem to be deliberately chosen just to embarrass or frustrate the people around or even visitors. However, it is said that these strange names come from great reasons which give the clear meaning as to why the place deserved the ‘harsh naming’. Some of the names will leave you rolling with laughter and others will even scare you, but the fact always remain that these places can turn out to be the best places to spend your vacation. Can you imagine your family posing for a photo near a sign posts written Fools City? That’s very interesting. Take a look on places with one of the strangest names. Dildo, Canada Is one of the places whose weird name has been into existence for the past 3 centuries and was found around fishing and whaling activities. The unfortunate place had been branded this name because of the phallic-like shape of its harbor. However, it stands out to be one of the most admired places in Canada.(image by Douglas Sprott) Saint Louis Du-Ha!-Ha! Quebec With this kind of a funny name many can agree that name of an actual parish municipality really makes no sense. However, asking the dwellers, they will say the name was derived from a First’s Nations’ word while the Ha! Ha! Come from the excitement of seeing the nearby lake. Dick Assman This place found in Canada remains a wonder for many travelers who keep on asking for this man, who is a gas station owner in Saskatchewan and made famous by David Letterman, and from that moment the place was called Dick Assman. It doesn’t matter on how you pronounce it, but the meaning still remains. Nothing, Arizona When visiting this place it will be hard to mention its name. Don’t worry the Americans will tell you that the name carry history of how the people who once lived here had nothing to hope, work or even believe! Titty Hil...

3 New Destinations to Try in 2014

3 New Destinations to Try in 2014

Jun 1, 2014

TUNISIA If you have been at a crossroads wondering where to go for your holidays in 2014, then wonder no more as Tunisia has everything you could ever want in a holiday. From its broad sweeps of beaches overlooked by quaint sugar cubed houses to grand ancient ruins and the extensive golden dunes of the Sahara Desert, it is a complex blend of breathtaking landscapes that make North Africa so enchanting. It is no wonder that its sceneries have enticed the hearts of movie makers and have been the glorious locations for many movies. These incredible sceneries make luxury holidays in Tunisia a popular choice. Tunis is the capital of Tunisia and is an incredible maze of alleyways, fusion of cultures and chaotic souks whose colorful spices and handicraft will force you to haggle for a worthwhile treasure to take home with you that you can place in your home to remember your holiday forever. Having had enough of the city you can venture out to the dazzling Chotta El Jeridsalt pan, walk through the underground tunnel of El Jem to explore the Roman amphitheatre or ride a camel and venture out into the desert sandy dunes. The beach life in Tunisia is also not disappointing as the long rambling coast along the Mediterranean has something appealing for every beach lover.(image by Dennis Jarvis) Tunisia also benefits from a great year round climate with hot summers and mild winters. It is the perfect location for any time of year whether It be to escape the cold and dark winter at home or to work on a fantastic tan laid out on a beach or by the pool in the summer months. ITALY Italy is the kind of destination that one can never get enough of, travelers keep returning each year and in 2014 the trend is unsurprisingly seemingly more or less the same. Its awe inspiring art and architecture, amazing cities such as Venice and Rome soaked up in rich history, stunning historical ruins, sun kissed olive groves and vineyards and the sparkling waters of Lake Como and the Mediterranean keep enticing visitors to explore this boot shaped country.(image by Moyan Brenn) If you...