15
May

Top places to visit in Europe

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Everyone enjoys travelling and most of the people are travelling every time they can afford it. If you are from Europe or from any other continent, but you want to visit Europe and you want to visit some nice places here, but you don’t know where to go, then this list might help you. Here is a list of some of the best places here that you must visit once you have chance.

1. Paris, France. From the fashion to the food, you can find pretty much everything here. There are also the Eiffel Tower and the Notre Dame

2. Venice, Italy. It has its own share of history, art, and gorgeous buildings, but the allure comes from the the pedestrian only streets and Gondola filled rivers.

3. Istanbul, Turkey. Half of the city is in Europe and the other half is in Asia.
4. Tuscany, Italy. Great architecture and intense culture.

5. Hallstatt, Austria. Very quiet town. Situated between Vienna and Salzburg. The world’s oldest salt mine is here, and there are plenty of spots to fish and rent boats to drift up the river.

6. Barcelona, Spain. A beautiful costal town, this is a perfect mix of cities and beaches, meaning you can spend your time mixing fun with relaxation. Also if you ever come here, you shouldn’t miss the Sagrada Famalia, which is the jewel of Barcelona’s crown.

28
Apr

Pangkor Island, Malaysia

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Pulau Pangkor (Pangkor Island), translate as the “Beautiful Island”, located on the west coast of the Malaysia Peninsula, half way in the between Penang Island and Kuala Lumpur. It offers palm fringed beaches that reflected those long stretches of sand on the east coast. Unfortunately, the sea on this side of the peninsula is never as clear as it can be on the other coast.

Legend tells that once a Sumatran warrior fell in love with a beautiful princess, and to win her heart he sailed north to distinguish himself in battle. When he failed to return after many months, the princess set out to look for him. She searched high and low and upon reaching Pangkor Island learned the tragic news that he had died in a battle and was buried there. The villagers led her to the grave, whereupon, distraught and heartbroken, she climbed a cliff and flung herself onto the rock below. Pantai Puteri Dewi (Beach of the Beautiful Princess) is named after her. This beautiful legend brings thousands of tourists visit Pangkor Island every year.

Ferries run to several parts of the island all day until early evening. The ferry slides down the Dindings River with mangroves on one side and a huge navy base on the other, out of the kilometer wide channel into the Malacca Straits and the island of Pangkor lies directly ahead. The trip takes about 35 minutes. Here some hotel Pangkor Island Beach Resort is one of the luxury resorts in Pangkor Island. Besides, there are several budget hotels.

2
Apr

Traveling alone

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It might sound stupid and of course lonely but it can be fun actually. Many people are traveling alone and they of you who did it for the first time have great first impressions.
Why travel alone?

There are many benefits from traveling alone such as:

1. Solo travel can be the ultimate in self-indulgence; you can rest when you want and pour it on when you’re feeling ambitious.

2. You choose EVERYTHING! If you travel with someone, sometimes you argue about certain stuff. Well, there is nobody to argue now. So, you decide everything!

3. Probably you will save money. If you were traveling with your girlfriend, now you will definitely save less money.

4. Meet new friends. Wherever you go, you will easier meet new friends if you are alone than if you’re with couple of friends.

5. You will be more flexible. Some people find it easier to cope with unexpected setbacks and complications.

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But also there are some downsides such as:

1. Your mistakes are only yours. There is nobody else you can blame. Everything bad that happens is only because of you.

2. Less safety. You are not that safe alone as you are with friends. So you must be very, very careful since there is nobody to watch your back.

3. You may experience moments of loneliness. This is especially for those who do it for the first time.

31
Mar

Traveling by bike and useful tips

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There are many reasons to consider traveling by bike. It’s good for the body and mind, bikes are better for the environment and you get to see the world at your own pace. In addition, you’ll save money that would otherwise have been spent on gasoline.
For beginners here are some useful tips:
1. Safety First. The most important aspect of traveling on your bike is to make sure you’re as safe as possible at all times. Check your helmet before you leave and check that it fits snugly but comfortably and doesn’t obstruct your view. Give your bike a once-over to see that all bolts are tightened, your brakes are working correctly and your bike changes gears smoothly. If you’re going to be riding at night, install a light on your helmet and/or bike to let drivers and other cyclists know where you are.

2. Don’t choose long destination. You are just not ready for it yet.

3. Wear Proper Clothing for Your Trip. It may sound like common sense but you’ll want to consult the weather forecast before you head out. If you forget to wear a jacket when traveling by car, you may hardly notice the unpleasantness during stops to look around. But when you’re exposed to the elements for hours at a time, you’ll wish you’d been more observant of Mother Nature’s plans.

4. Know How to Make Minor Repairs and Adjustments. The sound of air escaping a tire is one of the worst sounds a cyclist will hear. Flat tires are also quite common, so you should know how to change one. This basic knowledge will save you time and money.

5. Carry Your ID, Cell Phone and Money. You don’t want to have an accident and you don’t want to get stranded, but both unfortunate events can happen. If they do, you’ll want to be able to call for help, so bring your cell phone.

1
Feb

Why to visit Austria?

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The unique thing that you can hear here is yodeling. It is unique form of singing that everyone finds interesting. The earliest yodel was recorded in the middle of 16th century and this tradition continues to this day. If you are interested in Mozart, Schubert, Strauss or Beethoven, then you can learn a lot more about them in this country. If you are big fan of classical music, then you already know that the best orchestra in the entire world is the Vienna Philharmonic.

You cannot miss the Alps if you ever visit this country. The Austrian Alps are the country’s most popular tourist destination and the main reason why tourists come here. That is why there are more visitors during the winter.

The Austrian food is something you have to taste if you ever visit this country. It is a lot more than just wiener schnitzels and apple strudels, even they are both delicious. There are many delicacies that you should try and if you like eating sweets, then you should try the delicious type of chocolate cake – Sarchertorte. Austrians are making wine and brewing beer for a very long time and some of the traditional coffee houses in Vienna are some of the oldest in the world. Viennese coffee is something very delicious, made of two shots of espresso, whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles.

20
Jan

Why to visit China?

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China is very old country with very rich history. The first reason to visit this country is the famous Chinese food. The Chinese cuisine is a lot more than what you see in some restaurants. The second reason are the mountains. China’s nature is very diverse, you can find rivers, deserters and seashores as-well, but mountains were always one of the most important part of this country’s history, art and philosophy. These mountains inspired many people including the designers of the “Avatar” movie to create the levitating mountains. The Reed Flute Cave became a tourist attraction over a thousand years ago, and now it has become very famous for its stalactites, stalagmites and scenic halls illuminated with multicolored lights.

Beijing is the heart of Chine when it comes to history. The capital city contains many site where you can learn a lot more about this country’s history. Shanghai is a city where the easy meets west and the history faces the modern age. It is a very romantic city and you will be amazed by the landscapes you can see here during the night. You will be greeted by many people if you are not “one of them” and a lot of them will take picture with you so you will feel kind of popular as-well.

The great wall which is 8850km is considered one of the world’s wonders and China’s number one tourist destination. There is a saying “You are not a real man until you have climbed the Great Wall.”

15
Jan

Spend and save money while traveling

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Many people spend a lot of money when they decide to travel somewhere. Why? Well, traveling is expensive but a lot of people pay more than what they should. Why? That’s because people are focused on traveling, and they don’t really care about how much it costs. How you can travel by spending minimum money? If you read and do the next three things written under this, I guarantee you that you will save some money.

1. If you want to go to some destination and you want to go there by using an agency, check all agencies before choosing one. Some agencies offer the same cheaper than others. So don’t rush and choose the first one that offers what you like.

2. Don’t spend money if you don’t really need it. This rule applies for pretty much everything. Before buying something, ask yourself two questions. First, can I buy it cheaper anywhere else? Second, do I really need it? A lot of people are wasting money on buying things and souvenirs that after few years they will throw. So make sure you spend your money right.
3. Food and drink. If you go in another country or somewhere where you know the food is more expensive, you can carry some. If carry even for one single meal, you still saved some money.

11
Jan

Top places to visit in Australia

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Australia is usually synonym for wild animals. It is true, there are a lot of dangerous animals there such as box jellyfish, honey bee, bull shark, tiger snake, cone shells and a lot of other but it also has a lot of safe and beautiful places that you should visit. Here is a list of some of them.

  1. The Grampians National Park. It has size of 1672 km² and is host to amazing hikes, series of low-angled sandstone ridges and is one of the richest Indigenous rock art sites in south-eastern Australia.
  2. Byron Bay. One of the favorite holiday destination for the Australians, and there is no wonder why there are a lot of international tourists. The lighthouse is amazing at sunset and there are a range of music festivals over the year.
  3. Daintree Rainforest. This rainforest is a nature wonderland. It is Australia’s largest rainforest  with so many things to see and do, including: crocodile boat tours, visiting one of several animal sanctuaries, going on a mangrove adventure tour and hikes!
  4. Uluru. If you ever go to Australia, you must see Uluru. Once you’re there, you could feel the history, the magic, the splendor that is Uluru. A lot of people that have been in Australia didn’t visit Uluru and I assure you it is one of their biggest mistakes!
6
Jan

Reasons to travel

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There are many reasons to travel, of course all you need is money but apart from that, I am sure that finding a reason is very, very easy, especially for the travel addicts. For those of you who still need a reason, here are a few:

  1. Event traveling. There are a lot of events that we like and happen in a foreign country. This is the most common traveling reason.
  2. Singles travel. Also known as Solo Travel is very popular. It allows you to meet other single travelers. This is not organized by agencies but almost all forms of travel can be singles travel.
  3. Study abroad. A lot of agencies organize students trading. This is great way for students to go and experience the life in another country for few months.
  4. Business travel. This is actually less and less used nowadays because of the technology we have but those who want to talk in four eyes are still using this very often.
  5. Honeymoon travel. Holidays taken by newly married couple after their wedding. These are becoming traditional or at least common part of wedding celebrations in some cultures.
  6. Retiring abroad. It is moderately common for people to retire in countries other than their home. There are two reasons for this:
    1. The climate
    2. Saving money by living in a place where things cost less.

 

2
Jan

Things you must take when you go on a trip

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Even the most experienced travelers forget something important at home. That’s why it’s suggested to make a packing list a week earlier and every time you think of something you will need there, write it down. Here is a list of things you will need on a trip.

If you go hiking, then you will probably need: synthetic undershirt, long-sleeve shirt, t-shirt, pair of pants, pair of underwear, pair of wool socks, hiking boots, sandals, waterproof windbreaker, hat, fleece jacket, gaiters.

If you go on a cruise: underwear, socks, short-sleeved shirts, shorts, comfortable slacks, skirt, formal wear, windbreaker, swimsuit, comfortable walking shoes. You can also take camera, power strip, notepad and pen if you’re writing journal, a good book you want to read if you have some free time there, and anything else that is not too heavy.

If you go on a beach: hat, cap, sweatshirt, windbreaker, poncho, t-shirt, shirt, shorts, long pants, underwear and of course anything else you think you will need there as long as it is not very heavy.

The quantity depends on how long you will stay there. Make sure you don’t take more than needed. Almost 90% of the people say that they took more clothes than needed on their last trip, so organize yourself, make sure your packing list is fine and that you have everything you need.