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Top Places to Visit in Rome

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

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.

Colosseum

ColosseumA 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.

Pantheon

PantheonThis 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 Museums

Vatican MuseumVatican 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.

Trevi Fountain

Trevi FountainThis 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.

Wonders Of The Danube Delta

Monday, February 10th, 2014

The Danube DeltaThe 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.

Memorable Holiday in Chile

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Memorable Holiday in ChileChile 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.

Top 5 travel safety tips

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

travel safety tipsWe 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.

Enjoy Surfing?? Take a Visit to South Africa

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Visit to South AfricaA 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

Some Of The Famous Worldwide Wedding Destinations

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Worldwide Wedding DestinationsWeddings 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 most appreciated and loved wedding destinations in Hawaii. The Maui luxury rentals are top notch and will help enhance your trip with the wide range of amenities and the spectacular view you want for your wedding day!

Select any of these locations for your wedding and enjoy your wedding day to the fullest.

Five Holiday Destinations That Are Extremely Affordable

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Holiday DestinationsThere 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.

Fun And Exotic Malta Holidays

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Malta HolidaysThose tourists who want to explore history, enjoy a good social life, sun bathe or relax during the break from their professional lives must visit Malta. Over the years, Malta has become a popular tourist destination in Europe. The reason behind this increased popularity is its rich culture and history, extraordinary weather and the helpful and charming people of Malta.

A Malta holiday will not be successful if you do not spend your time relaxing and sunbathing in the beautiful sandy beaches of Malta. One beach that is extremely well-known among the tourists is the Mellieha Bay. The water in this beach is calm and shallow. Thus you can have a swim in the serene blue water. There are beach bars, cafes and kiosks which are present in and around Mellieha Bay as well.

You can visit the Mediterranean Marine Park to witness the gorgeousness of dolphins. Also attend the parrot shows and sea lion shows organized in the park. The Splash and Fun Water Park is an ideal family location which has waterfalls, family slides, splash pool, wave pool (largest in Europe) etc.

Cruise the waters of the Mediterranean to visit places such as Blue Lagoon, Sicily and so on. If you visit Malta and do not undertake a cruise trip then the vacation will not be worth it. Incase your kids are there with you in Malta then you must take them to the Popeye Village situated in Anchor Bay. Your kids are thoroughly going to enjoy in this fun and enjoyable park.

In order to get to witness the ancient Maltese way of life you should visit the Megalithic Temples. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum (Paola) is another historical place in Malta which you must visit. You can take a bike ride to explore the countryside in Malta.

Hope you have a memorable holiday experience whenever you visit Malta.

Go For A Roman Holiday Of Your Own

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

travel romeRome is one of the oldest and historically most significant cities in Italy. It is also sometimes referred to as the living museum of the world. This is because the monuments, buildings and structures, which were build several years ago have still been well maintained even, till this date. Rome has a magical essence of its own. The winding streets, the cafes, the pleasant weather, and of course its rich history will keep you engaged and mesmerized throughout your trip in this grand city. Being the capital of Italy, it’s always buzzing with, tourists, all throughout the year.
More than 2500 years old, Rome is a city, which still manages to stay alive in the past and the present at the same time. If you are in Rome, there are a few distinctly places which you must never give a miss.

Firstly, book a bus tour, which can take you to the most significant tourist spots- the Colosseum and the Trevi fountain. These two are close to each other so you can be done by the afternoon if you start in the morning. You’ll find many church groups singing in chorus at the Colosseum. To go inside the Colosseum, you will need to book tickets in advance so make sure that you check the timings as well.

After that, move on to visit the Trevi Fountain. You would need two coins for this in order to make a wish. It is said that the first wish should always be to come back to Rome and the second one can be a personal one. Turn back, make your wish and throw the coins into the fountain. While getting back, make sure to enjoy the lovely Italian gelato from the roadside cafes. You can also grab a bite of a cheesy Italian pizza while you’re at it. On the way, you can make a stop at the ancient Palace of Caesar. It’s in ruins but you can still visit it. It’s good if you get a tour guide for this.

Finally, you can take a whole day off and go on the “on-foot” tour to the Vatican. Visit the Sistine Chapel, the St. Peter’s Square, the basilica and the Apostolic Palace.
The food, the places and the city of Rome itself will be etched on your mind forever.

Visit London at its best

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

travel londonIf you are planning to go on a holiday with your friends or with your family, then London is a very good place that will suit all your requirements. There are many places of tourist interest in London. Your London sightseeing will once you land at the Heathrow. So, it is very essential that you plan the whole trip to London properly prior to your visit.

Of the many places in London, one of the most famous is the Madame Tussaud’s museum. You will get to see the wax models of many renowned persons of the world. Once you have visited the Madame Tussaud’s, it is now time for you to witness the change of guards at the Buckingham Palace which is a very beautiful sight indeed. There are some specific days on which the change of guards does not occur, so while planning keep that in mind.

You should also see the Tower Bridge of London, Picaadilly Square, Trafalgare Square, Hyde Park, Westminster abbey, etc. Another greatest attraction of London is the famous London Eye. You should take a ride in the London Eye to have a heavenly of the whole city.

If you want to enjoy some good time with your closed ones, then taking boat ride on the river Thames can be a good thing for you.