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Top Outdoor Activities in Qatar

Top Outdoor Activities in Qatar

Jan 9, 2015

Whether you are visiting Qatar for the first time, working or even living there, there are various outdoor activities that you can enjoy. These activities range from sailing and desert trips and camping to swimming and diving on the warm beaches of the Qatar coastline. Some of the top activities that are full of fun as well as adventurous places include: Parks There are numerous well maintained parks in Qatar that are great spots for having family picnics, family gathering as well as strolling and running. Some of the most popular parks include Sheraton park, Museum of Islamic Art Park, Aspire Park, Al Rumaila Park and Dahl Al Hammam Park. Most of these parks targets families, offering great relaxation experience to both kids and adults.(Image by Osarieme Eweka) Kayaking This is a popular activity organized in Qatar especially common in Al Thakhira through the mangrove plantations. Visitors get to enjoy paddling through the mangroves in full moon or even explore in a dhow ride as they learn more of the pearling and fishing cultures of Qatar. Another interesting activity common in Qatar is snorkeling which is mainly done in Fuwairit. Desert trips and camping For those after more adventure in a more challenging terrain in Qatar, the desert is the top place to visit. There are numerous activities that can be enjoyed while in the deserts. One of them includes a popular sport especially with the Qataris and the expatriate known as dune bashing. For the sport, visitors usually use SUVs or even Toyota Land Cruiser. Another desert activity is renting a dune buggy especially in Sealine Beach resort. Beaches Qatar is surrounded by water on all its sides. This has given the country many beautiful beaches stretching along its coastline. They offer a variety of lovely places that attracts many tourists from all over the world. Some of the most popular beaches include Fuwairit Beach, Zekreet Beach, Al Ghariya Beach, Mesaieed Beach located near the Sealine Beach resort and even Dukhan Beach. Cruises and boat/dhow riding The dhow is very familiar with people living and working in Qatar. The dhow was used traditionally in fishing and is currently a popular activity with many...

World’s Most Romantic Islands

World’s Most Romantic Islands

Jan 3, 2015

A honeymoon vacation is one of the most memorable and romantic thing you can have after your wedding. Choosing the right place to go for your honeymoon comes first. You have to choose a location that has intimate setting as well as privacy that is need for couples. This requires a lot of planning and research on the various romantic destinations around the world. To most couples, the most beautiful and amazing romantic setting is found on islands. Here are some of the most romantic islands for a perfect honeymoon holiday around the world. Santorini in Greece Santorini Island is one of the Greek islands that were formed from volcanic activity. This is one of the most popular places in Greece that is great for sentimental getaway. Couples can enjoy the magnificent view of the perfectly clear waters while on the edge of the volcanic mountain. The island is also famous for its unbelievable dusks and even its fascinating history. The profound blue ocean, cosmopolitan air, amazing volcanic scene and the fountain of liquid magma all add up to a beautiful romantic setting. (image by: David Sasaki) Kauai in Hawaii Among the Hawaii Group of islands, this is the fourth biggest and is also regarded as the Garden Isle. The island is popular with extravagant resorts suited for couples. It is also known for fine feasting and even spa medications making it your dreams honeymoon destination. Couples can also explore the sprawling and lavish enclosure in the island as they kayak in the Wailua or Wailuku River. Bora Bora Island The Bora Bora Island is a perfect destination for lovers with a dream of spending their honey moon in overwater cabins that sits above the crystal clear water. There are numerous extravagant spas and resorts around the island that offer this great experience of overwater homes. There are also those that feature fabled ambiance as well as thatched top villas. This is one of the worlds most sentimental island that besides the overwater homes comfort, it also has memorable landscape. Bali Island Bali Island is very popular with couples especially due to its desolate volcanic slopes, sandy beaches on rough coastlines, rich rice patios...

Top Things to Do in Vietnam

Top Things to Do in Vietnam

Dec 31, 2014

Vietnam attracts many tourists mainly due to its wonderful natural beauty. There are numerous interesting places in Vietnam where you can visit, from the Mekong Delta’s fascinating bustle in the south to the fields of green rice in the north of Vietnam. The country is also popular for its rich ancient tradition and long history. There are numerous old temples and historic attractions leaving tourists with countless options of places they should visit. However, some of the top things you should do while in Vietnam include: Exploring Halong Bay The Halong bay is literally translated as the Bay of the Descending Dragon and its 160 km long coastline is located in North Vietnam. The bay is one of the Vietnam’s top tourist attractions that is popular with its thousands of islands. The islands create a stunning seascape of limestone pillars with each of them topped with a vegetation of thick jungle. Most of these islands have caves and others have villages of native fishermen. Tourists cruise around the Halong Bay as they enjoy the spectacular view of this world heritage site.  (image by : Gia Cat Luong) Cruise in Mekong Delta The Mekong delta is located in the south of Vietnam where the Mekong River enters the sea. The region around the Mekong delta is known to be a lush and rich area that is covered with green rice fields. This region produces almost a half of the total agricultural output of Vietnam. Most of the activities around the Mekong delta region revolve around the river, with most of the villages being accessed by river instead of roads. Explore Hanoi’s Vibrant Streets Hanoi city is very popular for its wide and beautiful roads that are lined with striking colonial buildings especially around the French quarter. The city also has vibrant streets of the old quarter and even tranquil lakes. Motorbikes crowd the streets of the city and you can here them buzzing from any point or location in Hanoi. There are numerous interesting restaurant and bars where visitors can enjoy the world cheapest beer, bia hoi, that cost only 16 cents a glass. Visit Cu Chi Tunnels These tunnels are located about 40 km...

Top Reasons to Visit Thailand

Top Reasons to Visit Thailand

Dec 28, 2014

Thailand is an ideal destination for tourist seeking an exotic getaway. The country is popular for its historical grandeur as well as unprecedented tropical beauty. Tourists visit the country for its lush environs, enticing shopping vistas, modern living and even rich culture. Thailand, also referred to as the Land of Smiles, enlivens your senses and even lifts you spirit with its exuberance experiences. One of the main reasons why you should visit Thailand is due to the warm hospitality it gives to its visitors. Other reasons why you should make plans to visit this hypnotizing country are: Budget friendly Most vacation spots can never be fully enjoyed on empty pocket or when traveling on a budget. However, Thailand is one of the most pocket friendly destinations, whether its accommodation or even food. This is an ideal destination for those traveling on budget and the numerous guest houses and hotels are affordable. Even at the capital, Bangkok, there are many hotels that offer great and affordable deals. You can also find cheap and hygienic food from the numerous side walk restaurants and stalls. Home to various awesome temples Most of the Thai people are Buddhists and maintains high regards towards their culture. The various temples in the country attract many tourists mainly because of their fascinating architecture. There are also numerous shrines especially in the major cities such as Chiang Mai and Bangkok. One of the most popular temples in the country is the Grand Palace which is home to the most revered temple of the Emerald Buddha or temple of Wat Phra Kaew. Other popular temples include Wat Arun, Loha Prasat, Wat Pho and even the temple of the Reclining Buddha. (image by: Adrian Falconer) Exotic Beaches Thailand is famous for some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. This alone, is enough to persuade you to take a vacation to Thailand. One of the most popular beaches that is located close to the capital is the Ko Chang beach. Other popular beaches include the Ko Samet and Pattaya, both located in eastern Thailand. You can sunbath in these powdery white sand or engage in various thrilling water sports. There are plenty of...

Top Places to visit in Melbourne Florida

Top Places to visit in Melbourne Florida

Dec 25, 2014

Melbourne is known to be one of the Florida’s most ancient cities that are full of history. It is also a city of entertainment and bliss that attracts thousand of tourists every year. Melbourne is located near the Atlantic Ocean and boasts some of the most exotic places you can visit in the world. It is also popular for its theaters, societies, clubs, parks and even great beaches. There is almost everything for every traveler. Some of the most exotic places for travelers in Melbourne include: Paradise Beach and Park Paradise beach and pack is one of the best places in the city where you can stay for hours without getting bored. Visitors get to enjoy great views of the splendid horizon with gleaning waters that is popular with surfers. There are many decent services that are offered in the park including picnic facilities and even tidy power rooms. The beach also has lifeguard services that operate for 24 hours a day ensuring that you sit back and enjoy as your family enjoy surfing and swimming. (image by: Fiona McEachran) Andretti Thrill Park The Andretti Thrill Park is a great place for children of all ages. The park offer great facilities to keep your children fully entertained irrespective of their tastes and age. The park features race cars, go-karts, laser tags, huge arcade, rope course, batting cages, mini golf and even rock climbing. All the facilities in the park are user friendly and your family will always leave the park smiling. Duran Golf Club The Duran golf club offers its visitors with great country club experience with excellent course conditioning and great staff. This is the best place in Melbourne where you can take your family to show your golfing skills as it also offers Par 3, Par 5 and Par 4 according to your needs. The full course is popular with adults while the kids enjoy the 3s course.  (image  by: jamica1 ) Melbourne Civic Theatre This is a palatial construction that was built in 1951 and is located in Historic Downtown Melbourne. The theatre is regarded as one of the oldest theatres found in Brevard country. The Melbourne Civic Theatre has wonderful offerings...

Top Islands in Malaysia for Travelers

Top Islands in Malaysia for Travelers

Dec 22, 2014

One of the main reasons that make Malaysia to stand out among other popular tourist attractions is due to its fascinating islands. The country boasts over 878 islands and many more geographical aspects such as ridges, sandy banks and rocks in the sea. The tropical rainforests and luscious beaches create a variety of options for the visitors including exploration, snorkeling and even diving. Visitors can also explore the astounding coral reefs with ease as the water is clear. Some of the most sought after islands in Malaysia include; Langkawi Langkawi Island is most popular for its beautiful beaches and it is also known to have the biggest collection of things to do and see. Reaching the tropical island is easy as it has its own international airport. Travelers hire a taxi or even bikes to explore the scenic island which features beaches, mangroves, rainforest and green mountains. You can also enjoy a variety of water sports especially due to the limestone cliffs, turquoise waters and silver sand. You can also visit several other attractions such as the Underwater World aquarium, oriental village, Eagle Square and even Laman Padi Rice garden. (image by : Jakub Michankow) Perhentian Islands These islands attract many international travelers and are divided into small Perhentian/ Perhentian Kecil and big Perhentian/ Perhentian Besar. These islands are popular for their great diving opportunities and mesmerizing beaches. There are also comfy accommodations in the islands. The islands are also famous for numerous species of sharks, sea turtles and even coral. Tiny paths connect the various beaches. Pulau Tioman Not all of the Malaysian islands are popular for their lush green forests and beaches. Others are also embellished with delightful temples, beautiful colonial villages and bustling resorts. The island of Pulau Tioman is a great place you can experience rich culture of villages such as Genting and Juara. It is also a good place for swimming under waterfalls and jungle trekking. Pulau Mabul At Pulau Mabul, you will also find traditional villages whose huts are thatched. The island is also known for its gorgeous beaches and coconut trees. The are many species of small marine animals found in the island such as scorpion fish,...