Thursday, September 27, 2012

5 Exotic and Amazing Hotels around the world

Just imagine being in your hotel room and looking outside the window and look that exotic fishes pass through, or having dinner while you look at spectacular views of reefs and marine life, or that the room is made of ice, or having breakfast and that a giraffe is staring at you, all of that can be done as there are hotels around the world that offer this kind of experiences.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Exploring Egypt

The Nile River is one of the most significant elements in ancient Egypt civilization. Aside from holding an important role in their history, this is also one of the best places to get a good view of all the awe-inspiring attractions that this country has to offer. Whether you opt to ride on the traditional felucca or a modern vessel, you should be able to appreciate the beauty of its temples and other scenarios.

A Journey through the Nile River

To jumpstart your journey, start in the legendary Old Cataract Aswan where you can enjoy its magnificent views, enjoying a drink as you sit atop the terrace. After a good rest, take a tour of Upper Egypt where you can watch a performance at Karnak or take a walk in the Avenue of the Sphinxes. In Luxor, you can visit the pharaoic buildings which were built under the reign of Amenhotep III and then extended by Ramses II.
Further down the river is the Kom Ombo, a temple that made in dedication to two gods, Horus and Sobek. There are also the buildings of the temple of Edfu, which is considered as the perfect example of sacred architecture in ancient Egypt.
Down in Aswan is where the valley of Nile ends as cultivated fields are replaced by wide and sandy shores. It is in this area where the Elephantine Island is found along with other wonders like the Nubian Museum and the humungous unfinished obelisk. On an island are Lake Nasser, the Aswan High Dam, and the Philae complex. There is also the Abu Simbel.

Temperatures during the summer can go from 26 to 41 degrees Celsius. Therefore, it is recommended that any sightseeing is done early in the morning before the sun is up high. The time between October and April would be the best time to visit the country with comfortable temperatures ranging between 11 and 30 degrees Celsius.

Tourist Information and Practicalities

In Cairo, Egypt’s capital, is where the world-famous Great Pyramids of Egypt can be found, along with the Solar Boat Museum and the Sphinx, which gives a sneak peak into Egypt’s rich history. In the royal Saqqara necropolis with its interesting artworks and the nearby Memphis which is the Old Kingdom’s first capital. Highlights in this place are the Step Pyramid of Djoser and the Serapeum. Back in the modern city is the Egyptian Museum housing a vast collection of objects. Once of the most significant are the treasures of Tutankhamen.
Vessels that sail on the Nile range from the simple feluccas to small luxury cruise vessels called dahabiyas to large cruise ships. Most of the cruises are tied with excursions to temples and arrangements have to be made with regards to payments and other services. Going to Abu Simbel can be reached by plane and bus. There are also boats that sail through Lake Nasser.
There are a number of hotels where tourists can stay in while in the area. In the Sofitel chain are two elegant colonial hotels Old Winter Palace in Luxur and Old Cataract in Aswan. There is also the Four Seasons Hotel in Nile Plaza, Cairo.

Hayes & Jarvis Travel Photo competition

Would you like to win a 6 night holiday in Mauritius? you can if you decide to participate in the Hayes & Jarvis Travel Photo Competition.
This is a great opportunity for all of you to share your holiday experience and win a Holiday to the spectacular Mauritius.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Top Tips for Going Abroad for the First Time

Travelling abroad for the first time can be both an exciting and a daunting prospect. If you've just booked your flight to escape to some exotic foreign lands, then you might be wondering what you need to do to make sure your holiday runs as smoothly as possible.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Guide To Camping In Fraser Island

Fraser Island is the largest sand island of the world, a protected World Heritage Site stretching for 123 kilometers along Queensland’s southern coast. Known for its exceptional beauty, Fraser Island has long white beaches surrounded by colorful sand cliffs, ancient rainforests and over 100 freshwater lakes.

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Theater Lovers Guide To New York City

New York City is the place to be if you love the theater, whether it’s musical theater or not, you’re bound to find at least a couple of shows that you’ll want to see.
Broadway Theaters are known throughout the world for their amazing shows, famous cast and the level of entertainment they provide for approximately 12 million visitors from all over the world every single year.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lille City Break

Lille in France is one of the country’s more under-sung destinations, yet it is also one of its more interesting ones, and over recent times it has had a huge facelift which has transformed it from what once was a decaying post-industrial city to the sparking busy and attractive metropolis it is today. It is also much easier to get to than Paris; London to Lille on the iDBUS takes just five hours and forty minutes, making it an ideal destination for a city break. The bus leaves London from the Victoria Coach Station and arrives in Lille at the Boulevard de Leeds right in the heart of the city.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Where To Go and What to Know! - Traveling to Romania.

Iron Gate, Romania
The Danube River

A country rich in culture, natural environments, tasty foods and beautiful women, Romania is a beautiful place with lots to offer tourists. With its three main landmarks, the Carpathian Mountains, the Danube River and the Black Sea, Romania has all it needs to offer a wide range of touristic activities and destinations to the visitors from abroad.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Explore Western Australia's Hidden Gems by Car

If you love to travel by car and you've always wanted to visit Australia, book an airline ticket to Perth. Perth is Western Australia's biggest and most energetic city, but to get a real appreciation for the Western part of the country, travel outside of the city. Hire a vehicle, and maybe look into getting an international driver's license, as there are many areas surrounding Perth that you must see while you're down under. Below are just three areas that you should visit while you're driving and exploring outside of Perth.