Archive for July, 2012

Take a trip back in time in Lamu

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Lamu island, travel to LamuOn the Lamu Island in Kenya lies a small town called Lamu. It is fortunate enough to be one of the oldest surviving towns of Kenya. It is also considered to be the primitive home of the Swahili people. People of varied ethnicity comprise and team up to constitute the place. The Swahili architecture is officially regarded as a tourist attraction. However the tourists have to explore the place either by walking or with the help of a bicycle because of the narrow roads that are present there since its inception. One can, very funnily but truly take a donkey ride here too.

As majority of the inhabitants of Lamu are Muslims, it is advised that you do not wear very short clothes as a mark of respect. The Lamu museum is again a tourist’s must visit place. The Lamu fort which is history was built by Fumu Madi, the sultan of Pate and is believed to have been constructed to protect the members of his unpopular government. It has become a site to behold. The Riyadha mosque is the home of the maulidi or cultural festivals. The birth of Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W) is celebrated here. On this occasion several activities like donkey and dhow racing, Swahili dances, exhibition of crafts of the local people take place. This place has no transport other than donkeys.

Fun things to do in Baltimore

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Baltimore, travel to BaltimoreNestled in the mid Atlantic region of the United States of America, Baltimore is known mostly for its fine and unique cuisine and its amazingly breathtaking sites. One of the most popular places is the Inner Harbor area which is a paradise of food and entertainment joints. You can even soak in the unique culture of this region as the Inner Harbor is surrounded by the local neighborhoods. The people are friendly, warm and very helpful.

The Federal Hill is known to be one of the hottest tourist spots in Baltimore because; one can get a picturesque bird’s eye view of the entire region from there. If you are into adventures and sports then you can visit the Oasis, MPT Studio, Wonders of Water, Adventure Expeditions, Sensation Station, etc. for some fun adventure activities for people of all ages. Art lovers can visit the various museums and people who are looking for entertainment can visit the exotic bars and nightclubs as well. So altogether, this is a place where people of all ages can find something to do.

Summer attractions in Auckland

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Summer attractions in AucklandBesides being the biggest city of New Zealand, Auckland has great attractions for tourists, especially in the summer when the weather is warmer. Stunning beaches, magnificent sceneries from the surrounding islands and the touch of bohemian lifestyle makes an Auckland trip interesting. Rejoice the serenity and uniqueness of village life and soak some sun on the beautiful coast of Devonport village and Waiheke Island. You will get delicious chocolates in the local shops.

The small town of Puhoi to the north of Auckland brings absolutely palatable cheese and yoghurt to your platter. The Matakana region has fine vineyards and local artists displaying their works. Besides these, the Auckland city has amusement parks, museums and the north shore has plenty of marine sorts for a more adventurous experience. The summer is celebrated here with activity and business. A famous film festival is held at the Auckland University Campus every July.

Tourist’s delights in Shanghai

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Attraction at Shanghai, ShanghaiShanghai is the fifth largest city in the world and is a happening financial centre of China. Even language is not a problem anymore at Shanghai. The Bund is the most famous place in Shanghai, comprising 52 blocks of different architectural buildings illuminated beautifully at night. Cruises on the Huangpu River are available to enjoy the stunning views. What is a city without good food and shopping places? Shanghai has it all. Hairy crab and other varieties top the list of local cuisine one must try.

Nanjing road and Xin Tian Di are the two premier shopping streets built in Shikumen and modern architectural style. Enjoy tea in the beautiful street side cafes and enjoy shopping from the amazing souvenir shops. The City God Temple, though not a real temple is the place for authentic Chinese cuisine. Check out the world’s second tallest building, the Jin Mao tower and the fastest commercial train, the Maglev from Pudong airport. Take water rides to nearby picturesque river villages.