Archive for October, 2013

Why go to Amsterdam?

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Amsterdam travelAmsterdam offers an unforgettable trip to everyone who set their feet in this city. Given its splendid attractions this Dutch capital manages to attract eager tourists all throughout the year and never lets them go back without the most beautiful experience. Amsterdam the capital city of Netherlands is one of the most beautiful cities of Europe, doing anything here would give you something to remember forever. Whether it be taking a trip to the national museum, just waking by the canals or even having a good cuppa from any of the cafes of the city- any of this would fill you with a good mood.

An enchanting garden called Begijhnof is a must see place in Amsterdam. This beautiful garden is planted in the midst of the archaic Dutch houses. The serenity and calmness surrounding this place takes you away to a whole new world-A world without the usual chaos and hubbub of city life. The Van Gogh museum is another must see place in Amsterdam. If you are interested in art and architecture this is the place you should not miss. This museum contains the largest collection of the paintings of Van Gogh. There are around 550 sketches and 200 paintings and letters from the artist. The Dutch capital also has this very interesting must-visit Anne Frank house.

Amsterdam is also referred to as ‘the Venice of the North’. This is because of the most famous attraction here being the 3 main canals and a number of its counterparts which make up the main tourist destination. You can either cycle along the canals or plan out a cruise, both will be worth it. Then there is the National museum of Netherlands- Rijksmuseum which you must visit. It has works from the 17th century which is marked as the golden era of the Dutch.

These sightseeing places make Amsterdam worth visiting.

Traveling to Turkey with your pet

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Traveling to TurkeyAre you planning a trip to Turkey and want to take your beloved pet along with you? Well, for travelling to Turkey with your pet, you will have to go through a multi-step process and you will have to set up quite a few appointments, your pet needs to get the immunization shots and you will also have to get a certificate of good health for your pet. You will also have to keep in mind that flying with your pet in the cabin is way easier than flying the pet in a cargo hold as the latter involves significant delay. Also securing approval from customs is a fairly costly affair.

You will first have to call the airline pet department and find out whether your pet can travel in the cabin or will have to travel in the cargo holder. While talking to the department representative make sure that you clearly specify the type of pet that you will be traveling with. The Turkish Air allows pets to travel in cabin and you should try and book your tickets with them as pets in cargo hold will involve a lot of extra paperwork. Most airlines have a few requirements for flying with pets and you must make sure that you meet all these requirements.

Next, you will have to make sure that your pet gets all the immunization shots. Dogs and cats need rabies vaccine before entering Turkey and your pet has to be immunized by a state approved veterinarian so that your pet gets the Form 7001 (certificate of good health). This will certify that your pet is fit to travel by air (required by all airlines) and your pet is healthy (a requirement for entering Turkey). When you arrive in Turkey, make sure that you have all the required documents with you. If your pet is in the cargo area you will have to pay 500 Turkish Lira to release your pet.