May 22nd, 2015 by Alice in TravelLand
Rome, a romantic place which depicts the life of great Romans. It’s a great destination full of historical monuments, great churches and restored ruins. Here are the top picks of Rome that deserved to be visited which your hang out at Rome.
A memorable site to visit in roman world is colosseum. The construction of this famous amphitheatre was started in 72 AD by emperor Vespasion of the Flavion dynasty and it was finished in 80 AD by his son Titus. Colosseum consists of 80 entrances or even more which has capacity of holding almost 50000 spectators. It is one of the largest and most popular tourist attractions in Rome inviting plenty of visitors to take a look at its interior arena. Colosseum depicts the architectural skills of ancient roman people and their culture which celebrated the great gladiator games at the big entertainment arena. This place shows a fight between men and beast in a huge public which was started in 82 AD.
This ancient temple of Romans was originally constructed in 27 BC and later it was rebuilt in 126 AD. It is one of the best preserved temples for all roman gods. It is basically a roman catholic church since the 7th century. The pantheon possesses a huge circular portico along with3 ranks of large granite Corinthian columns. There is a rotunda where the portico opens up and which is topped with a concrete dome with a central opening called oculus. You would be glad to know that this concrete dome is largest dome in the world even after 2000 years after it was built.
Vatican museum is located inside the Vatican City. It was discovered in 6th century by Pope Julius II. This museum shows some of the most essential remnants. Most popular things of this museum include the Raphael room, the spiral staircase and the elegantly decorated Sistine chapel. Between the period of 1508 and 1512, the chapel ceiling was painted by Michelangelo under the patronage of Pope Julius II. The most astounding work of Michelangelo in painting is The Last Judgement.
This most famous place of Rome is designed by Nicola Salvi. Construction completed in 1962, this epic fountain shows a composition of mythological sculptures of Neptune who is considered as the god of the sea edge by two tritons. The name trevi is based on its location. It marks the terminus of ancient aqua virgo aqueduct and it is on the junction of three roads (tre vie) and thus t is named trevi. This fountain becomes too popular because of it being captured in a film Dolce Vita by fellini. This fountain has a belief that if you throw three coins in this fountain then one day you can return to this place. You can also ask for other wishes by throwing coins in this fountain. Unknowingly you are doing charitable donation as the money gathered from the fountain which is approximately 3500$ each day is utilized in supporting food programs for the city’s poor.
February 10th, 2014 by cooldude
The Danube delta is one of the most stunning biosphere reserves in the globe and the second largest delta in Europe. The delta is an element of UNESCO heritage since 1991. It scatters over almost 3500 square km in the south east of Romania.
• The main motive for this division is its unique flora and fauna which are preserved. The natural magnificence and the serenity of the place have made the delta extremely admiring appeal for both the local and tourist people from all over the globe, who choose this place to visit. Tourists enjoy the boat rides all the way through the delta channel. While enjoying the boat ride they come across different species of birds and are amazed by the fascinating surroundings. You can also see near about 1600 species of plant like exotic plants regular willows and poplars. Plants like lily, silver willow and watercress float in the river catch the attention of the tourist a lot.
• The ideal time to visit the Danube delta is summer. During this season the tourists can have the pleasure of sandy beaches and sun bath which are so relaxing. In this season pelicans, egrets, seagulls and the wild ducks captivate the eye of the visitors. This delta is said to be fauna paradises as 98% of the Europe marine fauna dwell here. People choose this place for holidaying not only due to its innate beauty but also because it grants peace and calmness. Lot of activities can be done here.
Taking everything into reflection, holidaying in Danube delta can prove to be very satisfying and a truly soothing vacation having much to offer to the people. So if you want to go to Romania you must visit Danube delta.
December 30th, 2013 by cooldude
Chile is one the most beautiful places and is situated in South America. It has an unusual ribbon like shape which makes it a home for different climatic conditions. A Mediterranean climate in the centre, a dry climate in the northern parts home to one of the driest deserts in the world the Atacama too lies in this place. It has an amazing tourism to add to the national income of this country. The natural beauty involves the Andes flowing through the many mountains of this region; the mars like landscapes of the Atacama, the Robinson Crusoe Island, Easter Island and Fernandez archipelago are among the major attractions of this place. There are lakes and the Fjords adding to the scenic and breath taking surroundings. There are a lot of protected areas in Chile which do actually form major tourist attractions. Around fifteen natural monuments are worth seeing in this place, 32 natural parks and 48 natural reserves.
Some of the places which are must-visit on your trip to Chile are:
Zona central: this has the national capital of Chile which is a major attraction – Santiago. Apart from this there are a lot of other attractions too like the vineyards.
This area is also a place where most of the skiers come for their ski trips from within and outside the country. There are a lot of ski resorts which make the place famous and south after. Wine tourism is a common this in zona central and the many famous wine routes of Casablanca and cachapoal are the best in the whole of Chile.
Volcan Villarica: this s meant for the adventure seekers who have come with the view of trekking. Climbing this active volcano requires physical fitness definitely but also courage. A six hour climb will pay off completely when you see the magma filled crater once you’re up there.
December 28th, 2013 by cooldude
Are you looking for something really special for your coming holiday? Well, if you are in a mood for something truly exotic or unique, a yacht trip can be the ultimate option for you-enjoying the vacation on a yacht ensures a phenomenal experience like no other where you have the entire sea catering as the holiday-home for you. The post here is a brief on how does it feel to be on a yacht trip.
The vacationers with previous yachting experience usually dub it as an once-in-a-lifetime experience. Here you are assured a completely unique & customized holidaying experience swaying you across the mighty water-body, amidst great comfort, awesome luxury & the desired privacy. As the yacht guest you have the permission to bespeak each aspect of the yachting trip that ensures a true 7-star holiday experience.
One of the best bits about yachting is that here you will be meandering across different locations every night sans the need of re-packing. The holiday yacht is just like your plush floating villa indulging you in some of the most captivating experiences. You will be able to avoid the hassle getting lost among the huge holiday crowd while relaxing on your yacht and there are on-board experts to guide on the significance of the tourist stops. The yachts even offer different gaming opportunities for a fulfilling time pass on the sea.
You will be glad to know that there are a huge range of yachts at your service enabling you to pick as per your preferred holiday style. If you are in a mood for something classy you have the old fashioned yachts exuding the elegant traditional flamboyance. Again you also have the high-performance very cutting edge motor boats to match up with your dynamic persona. The choice is actually endless and at the end of the day you always know that you have the most compatible choice of boat waiting for you.
November 26th, 2013 by cooldude
Everybody loves an adventure and what is more adventurous then undertaking a trekking trip. Trekking is a very thrilling and enjoyable thing to do. If you are planning a trekking trip and are confused as to which place to choose for your trip then this article will surely help you. In this article you will get to know about some of the popular trekking destinations of the world.
Nepal: This country is surely the paradise for those of you who love trekking. If you want to enjoy the enchanting sights of Himalayas then you can trek throughout the Langtang Valley. Other places through which you can trek in Nepal are Kathmandu, Khumbu, Mount Everest Base Camp etc.
Kokoda Trail: It is highly difficult to trek through this trail but then that is what makes this place so famous. Kokoda trail is magnificent with its jungles that are situated in Papua New Guinea.
Patagonia: In order to witness the true beauty of the wilderness of Patagonia located in Argentina and Chile you have to hike throughout the Tierra del Fuego and Torres del Paine.
Macchu Pichu: Being one of the wonders of the world, a hike through Macchu Pichu will perhaps be the most amazing trekking experience you will have in your life.
Ladakh Range: Situated in India, this range has extremely harsh and dry conditions but then the sights of sheep and yak is sure to make your trekking trip a memorable one.
Mount Kenya: Want to behold the sights of the African wildlife and craggy landscapes? If yes then do plan a trekking vacation to Mount Kenya.
Camino: Another arduous trekking destination which requires proper planning and fitness. However, you will love trekking through Camino.
Swiss Alps: If you love mountainous regions, snow capped peaks and glaciers then Swiss Alps should be your preferred trekking destination.
November 12th, 2013 by cooldude
We all love travelling. Some love travelling with family, some with friends and some alone. However, one thing is common between them. And that is they all need to follow a bunch of basic safety tips while travelling. Today we will be discussing about five of these basic travel safety tips. And you will read it if you are wise.
Research: Know your destination well before you visit. In this age of internet gather data is as simple as breathing. Gather as much information as you can about the place you are going to visit. Do some research on climate, health issues, natural disasters, political circumstances, crime type, and rate etc. Trust me the time that you will spend in planning and preparing your trip will never go in vein.
Other Research: Do some more research before you book a hotel. Read some reviews about the hotel. Know what people are saying about it, what is its standard, what are the safety measures that they take for their customers etc. It is very important for during those days of your vacation the hotel will be your base.
Protecting Documents: You need to plan up very carefully how to keep safe important documents. While travelling we carry a number of important documents like voter ID card, PAN card, Passport, Credit Card and Debit card etc. You can avoid carrying them with you. But while carrying them you also have the fear of snatching. Always place the documents in some secret pocket of your coat or shirt where snatchers can’t reach.
Do Not Carry Cash And Jewellery: You should not carry much cash and jewellery while you are travelling. Otherwise these may attract the snatchers risking your safety.
Smile: Always put a smile on your face. Remember you are in a new place and in the middle of all unknown people. If you are stuck anywhere they are the people whom you will need. So always be nice to people so that also can be nice to you.
These are just some basic points. Travelling safety is a huge topic which can only be learnt by travelling a lot.
November 10th, 2013 by cooldude
A trip to South Africa is an amazing one with its climatic conditions, major cities and a lot of tourist attractions it is one of the favorite holiday destination for people from across the globe. There are a few famous places which are a must visit ever you plan to make a trip to South Africa.
The major places to visit in South Africa are as follows:
Dungeons located on the Cape Peninsula is known world wide for the big wave surf sports. It hosts the red bull big wave competition. The swelling of the waters can reach up to a height of 15 to 30 feet. South Africa has one of the best and the most consistent wave in the country. The Elands Bay is located to the north of Cape Town. Its epic waves are the best in summer. The Victoria Bay has consistent waves that are the best for the surfers. Durban is obviously a city but it is a place where not even for a split second during the day, the waves are not working.
The Kruger National Park is one of the best tourist attractions in South Africa. It is also famous for its safari tours. Different kinds of safaris are provided for the different kinds of couples or families who visit this place. This park will let you see the Big Five i.e. rhinoceros, lions, elephants, buffalo, and leopards. The Addo National Park is another tourist spot which allows you to have a close view of the African Elephants.
The major waterfalls include the Bridal Veil Falls, The Berlin Falls, the Horseshoe Falls, and the high Lisbon Falls with a stupendous height of 92 meter. The other scenic beauties can be found in Drakensberg Mountains and Kwa Zulu Natal. The Johannesburg is the most modern city and is the place where gold was discovered
October 22nd, 2013 by cooldude
An all round experience of both land and sea can be attained if you plan to go for a cruise holiday. Though there are many ways to enjoy your vacation with friends and relatives but the ultimate way to elope from your house and get lost in the places where you had never been can only be experienced by planning a cruise holiday. The best part of cruise holidays is that you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars for the flight ticket and most importantly you can be assured to have an opportunity to taste the mouth watering delicacies of the world. Due to increase in the scope of checking out the fascinating wildlife like the seabirds, the seals and the whales including the heart whelming landscapes have made Antarctica one of the best cruise holiday destinations of the world. You can surely get confused to choose between so many options in Antarctica, a list is made below for your convenience—
Historic huts and a huge number of wildlife can be experienced through the heart Antarctica if you follow the footsteps of Scott and Shackleton.
The various islands and waters of Antarctica can be cruised to come across a wide variety of sea birds. Comicals and attractive Penguins are also very popular in these areas.
The destinations in Antarctica like the Beagle channel, The Drake Passage and The Antarctic Peninsula including the South Shetland Islands can also offer you a very classy cruise experience.
The wildness of Antarctica can be deeply experienced if you visit the Sub-Antarctic Islands and explore islands like Falkland Islands and South Georgia.
Very regularly, expedition cruises are arranged in Antarctica for those who love adventures. Some exhilarating activities are also offered in these expedition cruises like mountain climbing, kayaking, camping, cross country skiing etc which is perfect for a daring and adventurous heart.
Each and every traveler will surely find something or the other interesting if they take up a cruise holiday to Antarctica.
October 8th, 2013 by cooldude
Weddings are planned in very luxurious ways these days. Few of the couples will want their weddings to be a simple affair. But majority of them want a lavish wedding ceremony. Most of the weddings take place in exotic locations situated in different countries. There are many travel destinations that have been transformed into wedding destinations so that couples can arrange for their wedding ceremonies in these beautiful locations. This article will highlight a few of the wedding destinations that are famous worldwide.
Bali: Island wedding is something that is worth looking forward to. Bali is the perfect place where you can plan your island wedding. The tropical setting in and around the island is ideal for wedding ceremonies. You can make arrangements for your wedding very conveniently in Bali as there are event managers to help you to do so.
Greece: If you want to have your wedding in a very romantic setting then Greece is the apt wedding destination as the places in Greece are mesmerizingly beautiful and enchanting.
Mexico: This wedding destination has gorgeous beaches and the people over here are warm and welcoming. Reaching Mexico is also quite quick and easy.
Caribbean Islands: Another island wedding destination that is surrounded with breathtaking scenery and romantic ambience is Caribbean Islands.
Europe: Europe is the only continent that consists of the most number of romantic wedding locations. Hundreds of couples travel to the different cities of Europe every year to organize and have their wedding ceremonies in those cities. Italy, Cyprus, France, Turkey, England etc are most well-known wedding destinations situated in Europe.
Hawaii: This is perhaps the most exotic wedding location. Maui, Waikiki, Kauai, Lanai, Pukalani Falls and so on are some of the appreciated and loved wedding destinations in Hawaii.
Select any of these locations for your wedding and enjoy your wedding day to the fullest.
October 6th, 2013 by cooldude
There is a common misconception that is prevalent among most of the people that love to travel. This misconception is that you need loads and loads of money when you plan to travel to new and exciting places. It is obvious that you require huge amounts of money while traveling to certain places but that does not mean that all tourist destinations around the world are expensive. If you want to plan out a trip by spending the least amount of money then this article will certainly help you. It put forwards a list of 5 holiday destinations that are extremely cheap and affordable by anyone.
Japan: Compared to the other well-known holiday destinations situated around the world, Japan is the perfect option for those of you who want to plan out a budget-friendly trip. Accommodation facilities in Japan are cheap and easily available. Tokyo is the place where you can enjoy the most without spending loads of money.
Northeastern USA: All the cities situated in the northeast part of USA are worth visiting and are extremely cheap. Some of the cities that you must visit in northeastern USA are New York, Boston, Toronto, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Washington DC etc. Traveling around these cities is made convenient and economical due to the existence of reasonable bus services.
Portugal: You must visit Porto- the beautiful town in Portugal. In this town you will find affordable accommodation facilities and moving around the town is also cheap due to the tram and ferry boat services.
Greece: The traveling costs and other expenses in this country are highly inexpensive. You will surely not regret visiting Greece to enjoy your budget-friendly vacation.
Vietnam: You can explore the mesmerizing sights in Vietnam at very economical prices. You can use moto-taxis and buses to move around the country. Hotels, guest houses and apartments in Vietnam are also very cheap.