Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sweden: A short trip to Stockholm

Has not only since the big blue and yellow furniture store in our land increasingly pervasive, we are aware of the beauty of the corresponding country-Sweden. Sweden has long been a popular destination for family vacations and fishing. In addition to Gothenburg and Malmo, which are used mainly for transit, especially the capital, Stockholm is a popular destination. With well over 700,000 inhabitants, Stockholm is the largest city in Scandinavia, and surprises with cultural highlights. The journey by car and plane is least expensive and the budget airlines offer over the Internet quickly and caught up with the Internet system, "Stockholm Town" are also fast cheap accommodation available. Of course, there are now first-class luxury hotels and wealthy districts.

Particularly interesting is the cultural offerings of the city, regularly spilling a wave of young Swedish talent and music to the rest of Europe and inspired the masses. This feeling can be experienced in the many Swedish clubs every day, especially in the Sodermalm district, the scene is decried as Montmartre quarter and Swedish, you'll find many of these clubs. But even during the Stockholm offers a lot, in addition to the many shops in the historic old town invite many attractions to visit. Stunning views of the city, it has the 155 m high Kaknastornet. What hardly anyone knows, are every year in Stockholm on 10 December awarded the Nobel Prize, the Stadshuset therefore the historic "Blue Room" is also worth a visit. Stockholm is a truly great city and is developing day by day; they grow culturally and economically and blossomed into a still more imposing European metropolis.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Vacation in Iceland, Reykjavik

Admittedly, Iceland at first seemed to be a very exotic destination for a getaway, but the most northerly capital in the world, including many surprising attraction. Iceland offers itself for a visit, due to the natural situation of air travel, fortunately, the capital of Iceland is now also served by most low cost airlines, which the arrival and departure is not only comfortable but also made relatively cheap. Also, the Icelandic budget airline Iceland Express has flights from several major airports in Iceland. Although the airport an hour away from central Reykjavík there are, by the Airbus, who commutes between the airport and downtown, a good connection. In the city itself, there is no train but one all the more better bus network, making it easy to get around the enormous. Accommodation is available in all categories of upscale spa hotels, on pensions, to cheap hostels here is served every wallet.

Wellness should be a topic for every holiday, because of the many hot springs invite you to visit and after a long day of sightseeing is the right to relax, the sauna culture is widespread. When it is evening, and also to allow time to warm the body from the inside, awakens even the city, especially in the "summer", the bar hopping to an experience, because the constant sunlight, the time can be completely forgotten. This is perhaps one reason why it drives the earliest Icelanders out of the house around midnight. Popular in Reykjavík, especially the Kaffibarinn that have to dance, drink and fun is invited. A vacation in Iceland is really worth a try, the exceptional culinary culture, the open-minded people and beautiful nature are here to make every holiday a memorable one I Promise.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Vacation in South France - Bordeaux

Anyone who has ever been in southern France knows the people and the joy of life on this beautiful spot. Bordeaux is not the typical goal of a short trip or a weekend trip, since the arrival of Asia is too slow, and so far only one flight for a longer stay in the university town, is worth. But whoever is in transit, or planning a family vacation should not miss visiting the historic city core. Bordeaux is located about 45 kilometers from the sea, which makes possible a trip to that of Bordeaux itself is not a destination for a beach holiday. Particularly attractive are the numerous shops in the many streets of the old town, which leaves no wish unfulfilled. Can connect with a shopping spree you can get the tour of the beautiful buildings that generally dominate the colonial buildings, the city and the warm ambiance of Bordeaux.

Architecture enthusiasts will be certainly impressed by the Cathedral St. Andre. A magnificent fountain in the middle of the Gironde’s memorial points the way to the cathedral through the shopping streets. To end the day we recommend the lively nightlife of the City University or the many taverns, here you can also participate in wine tastings that are so typical of Bordeaux. Another trip idea is to visit the largest dune in Europe, the Dune of Pillar. There you have, in addition to the breathtaking views of the sea, the possibility for sand boarding, then slide down the sand dune with snowboards and hits so many strange forms. Naturally, the cultural city of Bordeaux also has some interesting museums, such as the Aquitaine Museum that the history of the region shows or the museum of modern art, which even granted free admission and still exhibits a number of impressive works. Whether friend or cultural adventure holiday in Bordeaux, nobody will be neglected and even the biggest misanthrope is transformed in view of the Mediterranean ambiance and the contagious joy of life.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Cafes in Riga

The Baltic region is increasingly becoming a hot tip among travelers. One example is in Riga, also called the Paris of the East. What the city itself and in winter a trip worth making?
First of all, there are saunas in every corner, every village even has its own sauna and in cold weather they are an ideal place to stay. But the city is worth a walk through the cold: Here, mixing medieval churches with Stalinist buildings and Art Nouveau buildings - a very interesting mix.
Who is the historical side of the city is interested should definitely go into the occupation Museum, whose exhibits provide a powerful insight into the situation in Latvia during the Soviet regime and the Nazi era.

But to return to the "Paris" elements: In the city of Riga will find numerous cafes, here's a selection:
More of in Saules to get in culinary at its expense. More of Saules "means more sun," and in fact is the establishment of summer and the operation of a sunny disposition. The vanilla is a cafe, restaurant and sushi bar in one. Here you can also sit well with the laptop and work in peace. The Skyline Bar (Elizabetes 55, Reval Hotel Latvija in the 26th floor) offers a great view of the city, it is best to drink a cocktail here and admire the scenery of the city at night.

Cuba, in the Old City has often obscure funk music and Latin music and beyond good long drinks. If you want cheap stay in Riga, you can drop by the Riga Old Town Hostel, but the best time, since it is often booked up quickly. Another alternative is the youth hostel.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Very Multicultural Sao Paulo

With 19 million inhabitants, Sao Paulo limp is world number five of the largest cities and is the largest city in Brazil. Despite the entire big-city atmosphere, the attentive visitor will find some special and beautiful corners in it. Sao Paulo is particularly famous for the many multicultural influences of Portuguese, Italian, Japanese and German immigrants. One example is how neighborhoods or Bexiga Bras. Many Italians live in them and form the city's life through street parties and (of course) many Italian restaurants. In Sao Paulo live about 6 million Italians, more than any other city in the world - including Rome! Once a year the Italian community celebrates the "Festa de Sao Vito," with more than 60,000 visitors: Who for 9 € for an Italian 5 - course menu at its best wishes to pay, should stop by here Sao Paulo.
In the district of Liberdade, one finds again primarily Japanese influences. If you are lucky you can be there when the Star Festival (Tanabata) is celebrated by the Japanese - even here there are thousands of visitors and offers that are of typical dances, movies, decorations even include origami workshops.

The German influence is not to be overlooked. There are German schools and kindergartens, several German-language periodicals and over again to get to places and buildings are named after Humboldt. About 400,000 people of German descent living in the Greater So Paulo, and who suddenly after too much rice and beans feels hunger for sauerkraut and apple strudel, may find refuge in a German restaurant.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Beautiful Andaman

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands consist of 572 islands, islets, reefs and rocks in the Bay of Bengal, of which 38 islands are inhabited. These islands form an arch of 700 km long, from north to south, located 1200 km from the mainland. They are a living museum of the planet earth.

The topography of the islands is mountainous and over 86% are covered with coniferous forests. The clear blue waters surrounded by coral reefs hide an underwater world full of fish of all possible species and a myriad of other marine animals.

The lush green forests are festooned with bright tropical flowers, butterflies and orchids. They are home to other wild cats, green lizards, wild pigs and a variety of deer, monkeys and snakes. In all, there are 242 species of birds, 46 species of mammals and 78 species of reptiles. These islands are a paradise for scientists, ecologists, ornithologists, experts on marine wildlife and nature lovers.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Tourism is booming in Switzerland

The tourism in Switzerland is booming. This is shown by a recent study. The number of overnight visitors increase will accordingly in the coming winter season by about three percent. Especially guests from other European countries, but also the winter sports enthusiast Russians provide the consistently high number of bookings.

With good reason: Over 7,000 kilometers of slopes, Switzerland can offer this year, with 29 ski resorts over 2,800 m, it represents the European record. Several new hotels have emerged in recent years; the wide range is aimed at everyone - from the single from St. Petersburg to the family of five from Amsterdam.

Thus, the boom did not turn out as a bubble, the Swiss now set for a four-stage campaign. They wonder not if you encounter everywhere soon pictures of tiny, snow-Canton - in addition to England, America, France, Italy, the Benelux countries and Russia, Germany is one of the major countries of the promotion.

Switzerland shows the enterprising, innovative, and sincerely unaware of the climate problem in combination with tourism. But it's just an independent country.

Discover the Beauties of Nauru

The tiny island nation located in the western Pacific near Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu and the Solomon Islands. Along the beach you can walk around the Democratic Republic comfortably in one day on foot. The average annual temperature is 27.5 °, and the best Nauru run around in shorts and colorful shirts. As they grow themselves hardly anything to the food supply is composed of the available and canned fish.

The mainland of Nauru is actually the summit of some ancient, extinct volcano. Dinosaurs, giant birds and seagulls were flying over it, usually without pay tribute to the idyllic atoll of a look. Instead, they emptied their bowels over millions of years. The manure stored away, layer by layer, and went through a number of exciting chemical reactions, until it finally covered the island surface as a meter-thick layer of phosphate. For a small eternity, no one knew about it.

Germany 1888, the successor to the imperial century, Nauru had summarily annexed. In 1900, the phosphate was officially discovered, the industrial mining began.

The Nauru saw precious little of the profits: After the First World War, the island went to the English, and most recently to Australia, Nauru thus the colony was but a colony.

When they gained independence from Australia in 1968, decided the Head Chief Hammer DeRoburt that phosphate mining is flourishing now nationalized. The small nation of Nauru Phosphate from building his own, and phosphate is scarce until the nineties of last century Nauru had the second highest per capita incomes in the world. The degradation of the raw material made from approximately 80% of the gross domestic product.

The Nauru was rich at once, because they were now the masters of the phosphate fields. Finally, they wanted to benefit from the resource wealth of their homeland.

The government waived taxes or fees; the health care system was free. Although the island only a modest 29 Kilometer asphalt road permit, had every Nauru 2-3 cars and a motorboat. They were celebrating like and often, they imported fantastic stuff. Occasionally, Nauru also flew to Australia to go shopping. Nauru afforded a branch of the "University of the South Pacific" and built an office tower in Melbourne, the "Nauru Tower.

The phosphate mining was so lucrative that you do not even have to work on a regular basis - filed a few hours a day. As told earlier food is imported and they are mostly canned. The population of Nauru had soon an average BMI (Body Mass Index) of 40, more than 25 is considered overweight, about 35% of the adult population suffer from diabetes today.

But in the mid-nineties were the phosphate deposits were exhausted and in a few months Nauru drastically impoverished. The phosphate mines were abandoned on the asphalt streets were bursting, which were cars with empty tanks around on the beach. The airline, "Air Nauru", went bankrupt - between December 2005 and September 2006, the island state of more or less cut off from the outside world. It now flies with the aid of Taiwan, "Our Airline".

Now trying to reorganize the economy on tourism and fishing, especially the latter with only middling success. Although one has asked Iceland to help develop a fishing industry and fishing Nauru many years already.
Regarding tourism, it's more like it: The small island has become a real insider tip, but it offers picturesque beaches and a warm, pleasant climate all year round. Certainly one should not go swimming there because sometimes attacks by Jellyfish and the arms of these poisonous jellyfish can have up to 30 meters long.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Baile Atha Cliath means "place of reeds of the ford hurdle": The Gaelic name of the city, whose English name of love to "Devil's Inn" is derived - where the devil resides. This would Beelzebub one of nearly half a million inhabitants the biggest city in Ireland.

Nowhere else in the economic recovery has manifested so clearly as in the glistening facade of modern hotels and banks along the River Liffey. Nevertheless, there continues the traditional, middle-class Dublin in scenic, colorful facades and everywhere-present Irish folk music type a fitting testimony to this.

Besides the traditional attractions (Trinity College, Leinster House, Dublin Castle, The Grave Digger's) are worth a stroll through the bustling city: the magnificent Georgian architecture deserves a second look! Also, who takes a look into the tangled back streets, encounter wonderful old-fashioned cafes and shops.

With its countless pubs (held in which of course traditional music sessions), the many theaters (the most famous is the Abbey Theatre), the various museums (even the brewery Guinness affords the harbor its own), has a few dozen movie theaters and much more Dublin offer an impressive leisure facilities that are not exhausted in the night: Several clubs must open their doors over the curfew also. The young, diverse party scene entices many visitors to the city by night-long celebrations ...

A special highlight of the year of "Blooms day" is: At some point, the Dublin tired of tourists, with Joyce's "Dubliners" in hand, collided and caught nasty bumps. They organized the Blooms day simply (July 16): On this occasion, the novel in different establishments (not just pubs - the national library, a cemetery and the famous Tower ...) celebrated and enacted. This has less literary, rather than wet-cheerful character - Joyce himself would have been such an interpretation is certainly not averse to ...

Who had enough of big-city bustle, the offer of the nearby Wicklow Mountains, the monolithic tombs of Newgrange and the extensive ruins of the monastery Monasterboice has ample opportunities for day trips. The popular beaches are reachable from the city in a short time.

Dublin is an Irish oddity - a diverse, historic city in which the Irish past and European future, a charming symbiosis. And always worth a visit!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


In the south I saw two saddled donkeys, attached to the bicycle stand a supermarket parking lot. In the West, freckled children jumped from 5 degrees outside temperature in a good mood in the sea. In Dublin, two red-haired dwarves beat by a girl.

Of course; Cliffs of Moher, the island is not quite as remote as Iceland. But if one were to adjust the population density of European averages, one would have to count the sheep. Anyone who ascends to the highway can not overlook the huge warning signs: Here, no cycling! And no animals!

The huge economic boom of the 90 (sometimes called "Celtic Tiger" personalized) puts the poor Irishmen still in the limbs. Not everything made it into the new era has done - and that's what makes the green island for tourists so attractive.

Who now drives to Ireland, will come with real Irishmen in conversation, and that means that he will get the very best compliments - even if in a language that his school English is not very similar. You at the Dublin Pub Crawl can participate, or just aimlessly driving in the Burroughs, on the cliffs of Moher or to visit the ruined monastery the Book of Kells admire in Galway oysters with Guinness cost or stroll through the picturesque Cork.

If any one visits pubs, he will soon find that really dominated Irishman with an instrument and can sing a song that you pay in rounds.
It is noted that Irishmen are behaving as if they were characters in their own biopic - not without drama, not without wit, but always with a smile. He confirmed the old Irish saying:
"A stranger is just a friend, we do not yet know”.

Rentals in Burgundy

Castle Round is a long time (and not only for connoisseurs) is a popular tourist destination. The agricultural region in the heart of France is known beyond the borders of the hexagon also for its wines. The wine is more popular for more than 1,700 years here. Obviously there is a positive correlation between extensive wine culture and eager monastery, or were both in Burgundy, how to say in French, hardly as striking presence.

The fact that the region operates primarily in agriculture has a positive effect on tourism: countless small farms have been extensively renovated and modified as equipped apartments, which have much more character than the standard hotels in the cities. The rental of separate rooms for many wineries now, of course, and a loyal group of Francophile wine and tourist restaurant gives them year’s right after year. In general, real estate in Burgundy, popular for decades, foreigners, many German and British buy a small house as a retirement home. One cannot blame them. The region embodies like no other the charm of the small, rural France. In the kitchen, but is provincial asset, in terms of culinary Burgundy is a Garden of Eden. Gourmets from all over Europe to visit the region, not to relax, but for purchases - a vineyard here, a butcher there, elsewhere some cheese...

Holidays on the mountain Alps

As soon as Easter is over, occupying armies, good-natured old man with snow-white beard, the supermarket shelves as a laying hen battery. In a flamboyant red coat clad, they lie in wait on us. You smile friendly when the last time we buy barbecue meat in September, they are a mischievous look to throw in October, when it must exist, and the rogue flashes in her eyes when finally, finally, the Christmas is coming, and now we need.

All year long they've been waiting, have been eaten at the lake undignified and smeared the mouths of small boys on Halloween. But now their time has come. Now we are their servants - the festival of love no one can resist ...

It of course requires some chutzpah to go on over Christmas: the many family visits in fall, and possibly even one's also designed as a malignancy, although it is an act of grace yet.

Those who want to avoid the crash can easily rent one of the many mountain huts, which are offered by business-minded Swiss on Christmas Day. In some you can share with up to 30 people - possibly enough space to silence the alleged whiners by being easy with it. Thus, a family vacation but also something nice.

Sitting And while the other is the Advent wreath and sing quiet songs or "Little Lord Fauntleroy" look, can down toboggan you yodeling the pasture, make funny alpine hikes and do some things that you would not normally try: it's no one there - the all sit at home and munch Christmas cake.

Excellent villas in Ibiza

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Friday, June 10, 2011


With its rich cultural and leisure opportunities, the Austrian capital of Vienna over the years into one of the most popular tourist cities of Europe developed. No wonder shines, the city that for centuries marked the border between East and West, but still in the glow of her glamorous past: St. Stephen's Cathedral, State Opera and the Imperial Palace, Ring Road, Albertina and Ferris wheel, the magnificent old town and the Karntner Strasse with its traditional businesses are examples of Vienna's attractions, which are so far from exhausted: So you can loll about on Dr. Freud's couch, the sample lying in the coffin Museum or the largest chocolate fountain Austria nibble (First Viennese Chocolate Museum). Among other things, in the Austrian capital is also a great outdoor fair.

Who would like to combine literary conversation with a coffee in one of the many coffee houses in good hands - but be careful! Using a latte / cappuccino / espresso, please! "To get in this city not far away: Instead, it is advisable to make a small or large black man, a Capuchin, a prolonged, a coffee or a bowl of gold.

In addition the Christmas markets in December and the famous Imperial Ball to provide a steady increase in visitor numbers: "We have had now four visitor record year in a row and this year we are well on track 'with confidence, announced Vice-Mayor. For 2010, aiming to be the magic mark of 10 million overnight stays. Here, the city in recent years, an original marketing strategy was developed: the farther away, the more advertised with traditional Viennese content - in the immediate area of Austria, Germany or Italy advertises it but with the new, "hip" Vienna: the nightlife for example, or the gay Vienna.

Alps, The paradise for bikers

The Alps are like a motorcycle enthusiast blogger proclaimed, "The paradise for bikers”. Every summer tens of thousands of motorcycle fans to the scenic mountain passes and roads in the Alpine regions of Germany, Italy, Slovenia, France and Switzerland.

Depending on weather conditions, desired distance and purse there are various routes. Most Popular - but also at the most - motorcycle tours from the Salzburg region to the south. Here it is not necessary to pay toll, unless you go through to Italy. Who starts at Achen Pass, but must pay toll fees, but can on the drive to Lienz at the Grossglockner, Austria's highest mountain, stop by. And this view is the road tax worth!

To explore the lesser-known eastern Alpine regions, provides the Solkpass after Slovenia. In general, the Slovenian Alps are relatively small sail. Individualists among motorcycle fetishists can get their costs.

Most of the Alpine passes are easy to drive to mid-October, after the snow line sinks rapidly. Only in the spring - often before May - the passes are perfectly again passable.

Alsace, A Destination for Gourmets

Who is prone to occasional weekend excursions into European countries can quickly find the Alsace with its colorful history and gorgeous kitchen favor. The region can look back on an eventful history, during which they were occupied sometimes by German, and sometimes French. Today, the Alsace region of France, but most Alsatians speak German than French also fairly good. The Alsatian, a mixture of German and French terms, is almost incomprehensible for a stranger.

The largest cities are Strasbourg and Mulhouse. Here there are the weekenders some interesting destinations, such as the World heritage site, the old "Grande Ile" of Strasbourg. Among the tourist attractions of this region is the old town of Mountain Home one of the medieval, also in the butterfly garden and the open-air museum Hunawhir in Unger's home.

Besides the natural attractions of Alsace, which is bounded on the south by the Rhine, west of the foothills of the Vosges, in particular, regional gourmet cuisine attracts many years in the small department.

The typical course specialties include the tarte flambe, the Tarte. The Bundt cake is famous far beyond the borders of the region, and the cremant, and sparkling wines; visitors again and again visit to delight again. Many tasty variations of traditional German or French courts enrich the Alsatian cuisine. But the main specialty of the Alsace wines are his - whether Riesling or Pinot blanc, Gewurztraminer, Sylvaner or Pinot gris.

For short trips it seems that this region in the heart of Europe to be predestined and particularly likely to imagine themselves in the gourmet paradise...

Trains from St Pancras

St Pancras International is the home of Eurostar terminal. It is an attractive station filled with variety of cafes, food court, gift shop and shops. St Pancras Internationalis situated in the middle of London City, United Kingdom. St Pancras is the key entrance point to Europe, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany. St Pancras offer international, national and domestic underground rail service. The high speed rail lines originate from St. Pancras international. It offers international direct transport to Europe. If you are a tourist from other country your passport will be stamped with in a short period. The staffs on duty are very cordial and help you to the maximum extent. The stations are easy to navigate. The exterior architecture of St Pancras is beautiful where as it is very contemporary within. The architectural marvel proves it is best described as Time Out as one of the seven wonders of London.

If you are comparing the rail transport with the air transport, it is very cheap compared with the flight charges and offer less emission than the flights. Within 60 minutes you can reach the continent and within 17 minutes or less you can reach London through high speed rail service. St Pancras international station is equipped with WiFi connection, chargers for laptops and mobile phones. According to 2008 civil authority; that Eurostar record commuter statistics and service reliability as 92.4% where as the airlines operating the similar routes records only 65.4% only. 

This really is the stylish way to travel in style in London.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Winter holiday in Germany

First snowdrops poke their heads through the earth, the sky is blue, and the sun finally warm again - spring has returned. However, one should not forget the winter.
Yeah, sure, I know. I can understand now who gestured with his hands, looks down her nose and "Please do not!" shouts. But when spring shows in Germany its first buds and all so now have much better mood, you cannot forget the winter. Though it has removed its winter coat now and happily in the closet, but the next will follow back soon.

We all have imagined just sun, beach and palm trees in mind, looking forward to a few sunny months of travel. Nevertheless, comes the next winter holiday, and with him. Winter vacation is now preferred. That is, if you book your winter vacation now, you rejoice in the fall of thieving, because you can make a cheap, great holiday.

Therefore, my little tip today on the edge: Think now of the winter, not only when it is too late and the tour operator you the money last minute deals with desperate lure and pull the money out of pocket. It is really worthwhile, since you can save a lot!

The treasures of Honduras

Honduras is at its north coast to score Caribbean. The Roatan and Utila are two of the important islands, which attract here in the offshore waters of travelers, and they both offer completely different holiday experiences.

Roatan and Utila are among the Bay Islands. This island group belongs to a largely hidden beneath the sea mountain chain, which consists mainly of coral, but also partly of volcanic origin. The islands are accessible from the port city of La Ceiba on the northern coast of Honduras from the boat and show two very different sides of the Caribbean as a tourist region.

Roatan is located approximately 65 miles from the coast of Honduras, and is about 125 square kilometers, with the largest of the islands of the Islas de la Bahía. It presents itself as a Caribbean island, as it expects the average tourist. Large cruise ships dock here regularly, the hotels offer every imaginable comfort, the beaches are absolutely heavenly beautiful. Tourism is currently fishing the main income source for the 30,000 inhabitants of the island.

Countless restaurants treat the palate of travelers with local and exotic dishes. Spa facilities and pampering to lure many operators entertain tourists with tours on the island. Anyone interested in the local flora and fauna is well advised to take a walk through the gardens. Also, the water-supply is large, especially divers are drawn to this region because Roatan is located very close to the Belize Barrier Reef, one of the largest coral reefs in the world.

Not far from Roatan you can experience a different, still very unspoiled undeveloped side of the Caribbean. Only 42 square kilometers, the island of Utila is large, on the one port to a 1 ½-hour trip from La Ceiba on the ferry. The town seems like attracts mainly backpackers, young people are rebounding away from the Western civilization and something original, they discover something new.

Part of the island is uninhabited and completely natural; the Coast invites you to its picturesque underwater world for diving. In small, cozy guest houses you can rent a room for little money, are tourist facilities, it hardly ever. A few large hotels and also several dive schools are found even here, in comparison to other Caribbean islands of Utila is very original. Here, you leave on the approximately 3,000 residents, far from luxury and crowded tourist attractions. It is about to experience the original spirit of this region and to experience yourself.

Enjoy Family Holidays In Edinburgh

With magnificent landscapes, charming islands and famous castles, Scotland appeals in a great variety of ways. Why don’t you plan about renting a holiday cottage in the countryside? Self-catering holidays makes an energizing change from restricted hotel rooms in the bigger towns. There will be plenty of space for you and your family to feel at ease, as well as room to stock up your hiking equipment. All year round, till the Edinburgh Festival in August, there is a rich wealth of activities and entertainments for the whole of your family members in Scotland.

Lovers of the outdoors should head for the Cairngorms to travel around the mountains, forests, lakes and rivers which create best habitats for flora and fauna. In the winter you can go skiing or sledging and see the beautiful reindeers too amid of the ice all around you. If you are a lover of castles and architecture then you will be spoiled for choice in Scotland. The Scotland’s capital city Edinburgh is an excellent holiday destination those who love nature, art and history. Inverary, Glamis and Stirling are the few of the worth mention excellent locations around Edinburgh. The main attractions around Edinburgh are in easy reach with both public and private transport system too. There are good numbers of home like apartments and holiday cottages are easily available for your family in and around Edinburgh. You will find castles everywhere in Scotland around you. Don't forget to visit Scotland's amazing islands, such as the Isle of Skye.There are so many things to do in Edinburgh. Here you can do walking in the hills or ideally sit and enjoy bird watching else look out for red deer in the countryside or enjoy the beauty of the nature by the shore.

Holiday homes and self-catering cottages are the specialty for family holidays in Scotland. Since they are cheaper than hotels, you are not only save you money but enjoying the beauty to the fullest. Though you are in the country side cottages still you are close to the activities you want to enjoy. I am very sure that you can enjoy your holidays to its excellent value, whether you opt for a room in a farmhouse, a country side cottage or a modern apartment adjacent to Scotland's exciting shoreline.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Journey to the South Pole

If you've always wanted to see king penguins in the wild, but then you are planning a trip to Antarctica. This destination is becoming more and more popular among travel enthusiasts around the world.

This unique and important ecosystem to be protected has due to its location at the South Pole special features. These include natural phenomena such as the polar day and polar night and the very special atmosphere.

Antarctica is a difficult terrain, which can be visited primarily by ship. The South Pole located park, with an unbelievably beautiful landscape composed of pure ice. No matter where you look, there are glaciers, icebergs and ice shelves.

The flora and fauna include relatively few species. The vegetation consists mainly composed of spore-bearing plants and the fauna is not very diverse. Besides penguins, including albatrosses, seals and gulls live in the icy climate. The whales too found in Antarctica.

For some time travel to the Antarctic have become increasingly popular and for many tourists is a cruise in the region is a dream come true. Were about 1,000 tourists in 1990, the number 15 years, later increased to 20,000. About 90 percent of tourism is concentrated on the Antarctic Peninsula.

Because the ecosystem is extremely sensitive and almost untouched, should be made expeditions to the region with small ships to more than 110 crew members. The more tourists come to the region, the greater the risk that the animals living there are disturbed and the environment is irreparable in
the Antarctic Peninsula.

The Antarctic Peninsula is located between the middle of the Weddell Sea and Belinghausensee West Antarctica. The very mountainous peninsula towards South America and has been several years in the program led by tour operators.

On the northern part of the island there are several volcanoes, some of which still operate.

The increase in temperature has made in this area especially noticeable. In the last past 50 years, the temperature rose by 2.5 degrees Celsius. Thus, the region is the region with the fastest and strongest temperature rise in the world.

Let's hope that this area remains far from unique and people do not clearly leaves its tourist tracks.