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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...

Top 5 Most Romantic Cities In France

Top 5 Most Romantic Cities In France

Feb 4, 2014

France has been known throughout history and all over the world as the country of romance. Just mention Paris, the capital city of France, and the first idea that comes to mind is a romantic notion. In fact, Paris is commonly referred to as “The city of love”. Indeed, France is categorized among countries belonging to Romance-speaking Europe. These are countries in Europe where romance languages are predominantly used to official or co-official levels. Most cities and towns in France have major tourist attractions, which make them a suitable travel and leisure destination, especially for couples that may desire to go for honeymoon in Europe. The cities have so much to offer, including squares, canals, bridges, monuments, museums, parks and gardens, depending on a visitor’s interests; not leaving out the luxuriously romantic hotels. As such, one may want to know which the most romantic places in France are, in case they may wish to take a romantic journey or holiday in the country. The five most romantic cities in France To provide a simple guide to those planning a honeymoon or special getaway, the most romantic destinations within the boundaries of France are outlined. In no particular order though, the following cities will offer the romantic atmosphere you seek during your travel: St. Paul de Vence Located in Provence, St. Paul de Vence is located five minutes from Vence on a breathtaking hilltop. There, you will find art galleries, side walk cafes and boutiques; just what a young couple in love may be looking for. In addition, you will view the beautiful scenery of mountains and sea. A couple of whatever age can walk hand in hand through its winding streets covered with fountains and beautiful statues on its walls. In case you travel to St. Paul de Vence, remember to visit the church that was designed by the artiste Matisse.(image by Michal). Montsegur Montsegur is recommended for an outdoor romantic experience. One of the most exciting activities a couple can engage in is mountain climbing. The tough climb of the Pog mountain is extremely rewarding, once you reach the top. The glorious view of mountains, valley and atmospheric ruins will remain etched in...

Visit Zurich – The 10 Best Attractions In Zurich Switzerland

Visit Zurich – The 10 Best Attractions In Zurich Switzerland

Feb 1, 2014

Zurich is popularly known as the cultural capital city of Switzerland as it offers a unique mixture of attractions for visitors to see. Zurich is located on the northern shores of Lake Zurich and on the horizon are the magnificent Swiss Alps.A walk through the city reveals the attractions dotted all over. THE 10 BEST ATTRACTIONS IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND   Swiss National Museum The Swiss National Museum is situated north of the city centre and has more than 820,000 items that showcase Switzerland’s rich history and cultural heritage covering areas such as Swiss migration,settlement,politics, economic progress and religion. The permanent exhibits highlight Swiss coins, furnishings, artwork and amory.(image by doglad). Lake Zurich and Lake Promenade Lake Zurich is located at the southern end of Zurich’s city ,the lush scenery around the lake is brilliant . Lake Promenade is its western shoreline and has a collection of gardens ,walkways lined with trees, and lake front parks. Visitors to the lake can enjoy a number of fun activities including; renting boats or bicycles to ride around the banks of the lake. Zurich Zoo The Zurich Zoo has been around since 1929 and is one of the leading animal conservation areas .The site is suitable for a family fun day as it houses up to 2200 animals including apes,pandas,elephants and giant tortoises. The zoo is open every single day of the year and is just 3 miles from the city centre. Bahnhofstrasse This is a world famous shopping centre located in Zurich’s Old town region. It has one of the most expensive stores in the world it is therefore a place a visitor would love to go and window shop. Grossmunster This Romanesque and Gothic cathedral was built on a Roman Cemetery in the 11th Century. The cathedral is of great historical importance to the Protestant Reformation, it has two three story towers ,crypts ,bronze doors, stained glass windows and quite a number of channels. Visitors to the towers are required to pay a fee however entry to the church is free. Zurich Opera House The Zurich Opera House is located on the banks of the lake’s left shores and stages over 270 concerts annually this include...

Top 7 Tourist Attractions in Spain

Top 7 Tourist Attractions in Spain

Nov 29, 2013

Tourism is among the best performing industries in Spain. Spain is found in Europe and Africa. It is among the best travel destinations because of the wide range of tourist destinations as well as its geographical position. Spain has a great history of historical places which become target destinations for tourists from both within the country and outside the country. Some of the destinations include: The Canary Islands   These islands which are seven in number are a very popular destination to tourists. They include; Gran Canaria, La Gomera, La Palma, Lanzarote, El Hierro, Fuerventura and Tenerife. These islands have great scenaries that are amazing to see, for instace the Gran Canaria Canary islands have numerous beaches, crystal clear waters and various water sports which makes the place look like paradise.(image by Bob). The Madrid City The Madrid city is the capital city of Spain. It is also a great tourist because of the very many activities done there; for instance, the game of bullfighting is an event that is very popular and attended by many tourists from within and outside. The great dancing event known as flamenco dancing is also a great attraction. Another attraction is the royal palaces, where people come to view the history of Spanish early governments. Besides these there are other attractions which include, The Prado Museum, The Archeological Museum, Plaza Mayor, amongst others. Apart from the Madrid city there are other many cities which have prominent tourist destinations. Some of them include Barcelona, Bilboa, and Cordoba, Valencia amongst others. Western Water Park This tourist destination is located in Calvia town in Mallorca. It has a variety of steep slides, wild water rides and flumes. Apart from the amazing water rides, there are also sections for adults and for kids. If you feel like being entertained while still inside, there are acrobats who are acting inside. It is such a great place. Mallorca Museums They are among the most reputable museums in Spain. They are found in the Mallorca islands which were ruled by different civilizations over the centuries. In these museums you will find different objects and relics of the different civilizations. There are many historical buildings such...

Top 5 Tourist Attractions in Poland

Top 5 Tourist Attractions in Poland

Oct 18, 2013

Poland is a European country which is situated near the Baltic Sea. It has more than 38 million people living in the amazing country. Its attraction doesn’t stop at the nature but exceeds towards the variety of cultures and traditions that are always a pleasure to participate in. Poland’s history is amazing, constituting of its historically important cities with beauty lying in the huge palaces and amazing people with great hospitable nature. As a visitor one can never forget the respect one can get from this country whether staying at the hotel, doing shopping or camping. One will always remember the exquisiteness experience from visiting the lakes, forests or hills etc. Top 5 Tourist destinations: 5. Wieliczka Salt Mine: In Poland’s city Krakow, lays an underground “Wieliczka Salt Mine”, which is considered to be one of the oldest companies not just in the country but also in the world. Its famous appeal is due to the table salt that was produced by this company till 2007. Many people call it “the Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland.” Here also lies a chapel where many functions like marriages took place. Some part of the movie “the Ascent of Man” was also shot here. This is the only salt mine in the world that is a part of the UNESCO’s “World Heritage List” in 1978.(image by AudreyH). 4. Bialowieza Forest: Another of the Poland’s great place to be visited by the tourists or even the locals is the Bialowieza Forest . Here the tourists can visit by whatever means they please including either walking on foot or using horse carriages. It is considered to be the mixed forest where one can find many varieties of animals and plants (fauna and flora).It is called by the name Belovezhskaya pushcha by UNESCO and other people. Being a nature lover, the tourist will be much amused by the species of plants that are protected here. 3. Warsaw’s old market place Warsaw is the capital of the country, Poland. This market place was founded in the last half of the 13th century. Although the original market place was destroyed during the WW-II but later it was rebuilt in very small amount...