Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Cappadocia; The Land of Beautiful Horses


Cappadocia Must See Destination:

Millions of years ago volcanic explosion covered this region with a blanket of thick ash, which converted into a soft rock known as tuff. Wind and water went to work on this plateau, leaving only the harder particles back to form a legendry landscape of cones, pillars, pinnacles, mushrooms, and chimneys.

But human skills performed equally great works here. The rocky land is surrounded with a series of human-created caves, living houses;places for prayers, stables, and storeroom were all converted into the soft stone. In fact, tunnel beneath the ground created a whole town with as many as eight different stories hidden underground.

Cappadocia is one of the rare places that must be visited at least once in a lifetime. It is a must to see destination.

When to Visit Cappadocia:

Cappadocia is situated on a high, dry plateau somewhere in the middle of Turkey. The region is sometimes hot, dry, cold, sometimes snowy and winter. According to the weather one can plan their visit.

How to visit Cappadocia:

Those who wish to explore this place on their own; they can go on their own by renting bikes, scooters, or even cars.

Things to Experience at Turkey

FAIRY CHIMNEY: These are rock cones that surround the castles. They come in different range of shapes and sizes, most of them are tall and Phallic shaped with a cap of harder stone that protects the softer rock underneath from erosion. But when it blows the wind and the rain starts to whittle away the cone until eventually it too collapses.

GOREME OPEN AIR MUSEUM: It has more than 30 carved rocks–cut churches with beautiful wall paintings and chapels. It is a monastic settlement that housed monks. It is the first sight to be visited by any traveller. This museum has been listed in UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE since 1984.

HOT AIR BALLOON: It is known world-wide as one of the best places to fly hot air balloons. You can just glide above the orchards between the famous fairy chimneys, rock formations and up and over the rippled ravines.

DEVRENT VALLEY: It is also known as Imaginary Valley. It resembles the moonscape. There are rock pillars that resemble a Camel, Penguin, Seals and Dolphin. There is also a rock that resembles Virgin Mary holding Jesus Christ.

VISIT A POTTERY WORKSHOP IN AVANOS: This town has been a centre for pottery and craft. The reddish brown clay is found inKizilirmakRiver or RedRiver. One can try your hand at the pottery wheel and also see the master artist at work.Vases, jugs, ashtrays, figurines and plates are the items available.

HAVE A POT CLAY MEAL: It is one of the traditional meals here.This food cooked in the pot itself gives in turn a lovely sumptuous meal.

HORSE RIDING: The best way to explore this unique landscape is taking a ride on a horse back.

TURKISH NIGHT: It marks the perfect end to a day of sightseeing in Cappadocia. Most of the show takes place in the caves, it highlights the dancetradition of turkey with traditional costumes and of course the scintillating belly dancers. This will be one of the memorable experiences of your trip.

JETBOAT AND GONDOLA: If you are interested in having fun on the river. This is the crazy ride all the way up the river and back at the top speed with 360degreespins and water spraying everywhere.

HIKING: Those who are lover of simple nature this place offers endless trails for the hiker. You will find endless caves and rock climbing. Those who know to ride a bicycle or a motor bike can tour this place on them.

Best hotels to live in are the Village Cave Hotel, Hezen Cave Hotel, Holiday cave hotel, TravellerCave Pension and Kelebek Hotel.

Cappadocia is the jewel in its crown. Come and live your very own Cappadocian dream.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Best Things to Do in Maui


A Brief view of Maui Island:

Maui is known as footstep in the sand. It is known as the world’s best romantic islands, with lush green hills, waterfalls and also home too many beaches. Maui is the second most visited island in Hawaii. There is no place on earth like this handful of sun drenched mid pacific islands. Here in Maui you will find Palm Fringes blue lagoon, Lush rainforests hidden gardens, cascading waterfalls, wild rivers running through rugged canyons soaring volcanoes and also the possibility of adventure and relaxation.

Mostly this place has wealthy beaches with luxury resorts, friendly B&B gourmet cuisine, Fantastic Luau and world class windsurfing, whale watching snorkelling diving and hiking.

Some of the romantic beaches are Ulua Beach, Makena Beach, Red Sand Beach, Kamaole Beach Park II and III, Kapalua Beach, Ho’okipa Beach Park, Keawakapu Beach and Wailea Beach.

Apart from all these enjoyment there are many other adventures also to experience.

Other Activities and Sightseeing in Maui:

Haleakala Crater:It is the largest domant volcano in Maui. It is truly and amazing to experience a sunrise. The top of the area allowed great views of the valley below. For this view you must move out early in the morning before the sunrise.

Scuba and Snorkelling: There are many different trips where one can enjoy the Maui snorkel charters ,Pacific whale Foundation ,Blue water Rafting, Hawaii Ocean rafting, Banyan Tree Divers, Sea fire Snorkel adventures and Queens Treasure, Maui Ocean centre, Dolphin And Whale Watching.

Zipline and Aerial Adventure parks: Zip through the sky on a heart-racing Hawaii Zip line adventure. It is a thrilling experience. For more excitement there are longer, higher and fasterzip lines to get your adrenaline pumping. There is also easier and gentle zip line option for the new comers.

Ocean Vodka Organic farm and Distillery: It is a nice tour they show you the procedure of how vodka and rum is made and then at the end you are given to taste them.

Pipiwai Trail: It is a great hike through the bamboo forest with beautiful scenery. It is one of those hikes that deliver spectacular views with every turn. There are two beautiful waterfalls, sweeping ocean vistas and Hawaiian cultural experience.

Atlantis Submarine Maui Adventure: It is the biggest attraction below the ocean. It takes you into a spectacular aquatic world. During the underwater Maui submarine ride, you come across the coral reefs and the marine creatures.

Experiencing a Maui Festival is a unique and exciting way to appreciate diverse cultural heritage. The Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival, The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival, Maui Film Festival, Maui Onion Festival, Olukai Hoolaulea, East Maui Festival and kapaluawine and food festival are celebrated on a large scale.

One can capture the exquisite beauty and mystique of this island with the help of the Maui Helicopter tour. Fly high up in the sky and experience the serenity of this place, also witness the crater from Haleakala National park.View the breath-taking coastline, hidden valleys, scenic waterfalls and sharp blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Experience the journey of a lifetime.

It is a most popular resort destination. Maui resort areas offer a good time to their guests strumming to beat of pounding surf typically accompanying an evening in Maui.

The best 5 hotels in Maui are Four seasons, The Ritz-CarltonKapalua, GrandWailea,A Waldorf Astoria Resort, The Fairmont kea lani Maui and the Travaasa Hana Maui where one can enjoytheir stay in a luxury way.

Maui is a wonderful place to explore and experience new sights and adventures in Hawaii.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Packing Tips and Trick for a Perfect Travel

Packing Tips
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Everyone wants to pack light during their trip. Some of them are successful, but other cannot be the same they bring everything so much even the kitchen sink. When going on our holidays most of us have certain ways of packing our things from folding to coding your pants. Packing light is a process not a goal. These are a few tips to lighten your baggage.

Some travellers zero down their luggage by carrying few things, some focus on clothing, others on Toiletries.
Never buy a suitcase that is bigger than carry on size. If you have a small suitcase then you will never think of over packing.

If travelling by air, pack a day pack inside the full-size bag. So at the airport you can take out the second bag and carry them both, this way you will not lose your bag and baggage handling fees is also saved.

Leave those bulky jackets and boots and go in for merinowool which is super lightweight, it play a role for both the hot weather and cold weather. You can wear the warm clothes for days together and still won’t smell. This way your suitcase will be light. Make place to keep for the souvenirs.

Always go in for synthetic material for undergarment instead of cotton because they are lighter in weight and don’t take a lot of space. They also dry quicker.

Only pack clothes for 7 days, even if you are travelling for a long time. It is easy to find a laundromat once a week rather than carrying extra weight with you the entire trip.

Check your packing list or lay out everything you plan to take .and finally select whether the item is required or not by this your packing will be very light.

Once you Layer your clothes.Choose a colour combination and pack only pieces that match so that you can mix and match and layer to create different looks. By this there is no need to carry separate outfits.

Don’t carry toiletries. You can buy for cheap rates anywhere. But if you are visiting a village then buy your toiletries from your destination.

Take only two pairs of shoes one you can wear during your travel and use it for everything from hiking to happy hours. And a light pair of loafers for more dressy travel occasions.

Usually wherever you go you can almost buy anything so it is better to pack half of what you think you’ll need so that your baggage turns lighter.

Forgo towels because most of the hotels provide you with it.

Many don’t want to use their mobile internet abroad .For this save all your important maps and routes to your phone or print them on the paper or Download guide book on your phone so that it will carry less weight.

To keep your clothes smelling fresh add in the baggage a scentedlavender bag.

So keep in mind these few tips and tricks for packing. So that you can go light and enjoy your holidays.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Valencia, The vibrant city


Valencia: Vibrant Expat City

Valencia comes in as Spain’s third largest city. Valencia has a strong cultural tradition. It is well known amongst holidaymakers and expats.this city has a mix of old and new buildings right from medieval castles and towers to modernist generation,of course a glut of shopping centers and plenty of places to eat and drink too. It is one of the most vibrant, forward thinking and cosmopolitan cities.

Valencia is centered in the middle of the Spanish Mediterranean coastline surrounded by the beautiful golden beach.Spain is a big place. There is so much to see and do in this vast and diverse country. Most of your time you will spending in the old town El Carmen.There are important buildings including the cathedral, the art deco food market and the ceramic museum. However, floods and war have been cruel to Valencia, forcing Valencianos to tear down buildings that today would be architectural treasures.

Unspoiled Beaches around Valencia

A holiday in the sun is incomplete without a visit to the beach, but thanks to nature the city has many beaches along it's coastline, most of which are unspoilt and undeveloped .Try the most popular beach, Malvarrosa, El, El Cabanyal (Las Arenas Beach), Pinedo Pueblo Beach, L’Arbre del Gos Beach, El Saler Beach, La Garrofera Beach, La Devesa Beach and Recati Beach.

Since Bars and Restaurants are very few around the beaches, so it is better one carry his packed lunch from home.

Main Tourist Attractions of Valencia:

Oceangraphic Aquarium:
The area surrounding the Oceangraphic aquarium is unbelievable. The aquarium is very unique. The entire zoo is dedicated to the creatures of water. They also have the dolphin show, workshop where you can learn more about various animals, exhibitions and whole range of activities.

 This place displays a range of flora and fauna. There is something very different in this park of bringing the visitor totally into the habitat of the animals. It has no cages, allowing you to feel very close to the animals.

Cathedral and the Holy Grail:
This city is called Holy Grail where Jesus drank from the actual cup at the last supper. The cathedral is lovely old place and worth visiting.

Valencia’s Central Market:
When most tourists come to the city of Valencia, one of the places they are always directed to be the historic central market, where you can purchase items from fish to the grocery items it is a very big market under one head.

Many people visit this place only for shopping .It is flooded with malls,shops,boutiques and department stores to suit all taste and budgets right from clothes,shoes and supermarkets.

Essential Valencia Sport:
Biking, Golfclubs, Jetskiing, Tennis, watersports, yatchcharters are some of the sports practiced here.

Where should I go for a night out in Valencia?

Where you go at night in Valencia depends on when you visit. Valencia is famous for its nightlife and for its bohemian bars.The most prestigious orchestras in the world, as well as directors and soloists, appear here, between September and October.

Hang out with beautiful people by dipping into Valencia’s exciting restaurant .Visit Av.Boilvar to Bambu where sea food can be enjoyed on an attractive wooden deck where later towards the night people rock to the music.Casa Valencia offer juicy steak in an old hanciends-style grill house.

Valencia is a beautiful city with plenty of accommodation at reasonable prices.

So please plan your trip and make the most of your time in this gem of a city.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic


Dubrovnik, a unique fusion of historical sights:

Dubrovnik is a Croatian city .It is a well-known town in Dalmatia located at the end of Croatian territories. Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean. Wider area of the towns includes Lapad Peninsula where most of the hotels and beaches are located.

Dubrovnik Old Town is one of the world’s finest and most perfectly medieval cities in the world. This city is included in the world heritage list from UNESCO.Though it is a world favourite tourist destination visited by millions of tourists from all over the world. But also it is visited by many celebrities from the world of show business.

Activities in Dubrovnik:

Dubrovnik summer festival usually held  during July and August every year.

The festival includes theater plays, and classical and folk music and dance. They have open-air stage shows within the old town. It is one of the most important festivals in Croatia. One can visit this place any time of the year because of the pleasant climate .Valentine day is very special for romantic people, with pleasant temperature, hotel holiday specials and gentle lap of the sea.

Sight-Seeing in Dubrovnik:

City Walls: The visit will be incomplete without a walk around the specular city walls. The city walls are the finest in the world. The city walls are built with intricate and complex system of forts, bastions, casemates, towers and detached forts. The city wall is a world renowned iconic symbol of white stone beauty. So it is known as the PEARL OF THE ADRIATIC. The city wall runs uninterrupted encircling the city.

Dubrovnik’s Gibraltar, Fort Lovrijenac, DubrovnikCathedral, Treasury, Stradun of Dubrovnik, the City gates, the square of the Loggia, the Big fountain, St Saviour church and Dominican and Franciscan Monasteries are some more places where one can visit.

Watersports lover can choose from fun banana rides, white water rafting, scuba diving, water-skiing but also catamaran sailing, sea kayaking and fishing around beautiful Dubrovnik islands.

Those who like sandy beaches there are two places you should not miss. If you want to be at one with nature, Dubrovnik also has a few nude/naturist beaches to choose from such as Plat, Cava Beach and Lokrum Beach and two magnificent islands that are Kolocep and Lopud which are a part of the group of islands called the Elaphit Islands.

Take a cable car up Mount Srd. is one of the places where you can take breath-taking snaps of the Old town. You could hike up the mountain on foot and go before dusk to watch the sunset.

Cultural Events and Nightlife in Dubrovnik:

See a show: They perform traditional dances and songs in an outdoor theatre near BanjeBeach. Many night clubs and discos with top DJ across the world come and meet the demands of all travellers looking for night time entertainment.

A Boat tour can take you a few different places. Like the Lokrum Island. You can tour the nearby Elaphit Island. You can party on a pirate ship and watch fishes on a glass bottomed boat.

Wine Tasting: 

The Pelijesac Peninsula is a good grape growing country and as a result you can get some surprising Good Croatian wine in Dubrovnik. One can taste the wine at some bars or you can stop right at the vineyards on your way to or from Korcula.

For A Relaxing Stay: Hotel Kazbek, Hotel Excelsior, Bellevue Hotel, Rixos Libertas Dubrovnik, Radisson BLU Resort and Spa, Dubrovnik Palace, Royal Princess Hotel and Villa Orsula are some of the famous Hotels.