June 7th, 2013 by cooldude
Italy- the land of living history and splendor! When you travel to Italy, apart from the Vatican, the attractions of Rome and the dream gondola ride in Venice, there is one more place, which you absolutely must visit and that’s Pisa. Yes, whenever we think of Pisa, we think of the leaning tower of Pisa. Yes, but apart from this tower, there are several other attractions in Pisa. The Piazza del Duomo or Campo dei Miracoli holds one of the oldest Roman inspired buildings and monuments in Italy. Some of them date back to 1155!
Then of course, here is the Torre di Pisa or the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Its 54 meters tall and was completed in the 14th century and the weirdest part is that it’s tilted and it still stands! This place also holds the Duomo, which was built in 1053, the Baptistery, which is made in white marble with decorations depiction life of Jesus. All the noble citizens of Pisa are buried in the Camposanto and the Santa Maria della Spina is an old gothic church next to the river Arno River.
May 28th, 2013 by cooldude
Do you want to take your family for a vacation that has been long overdue? Well, if you do then you can take them to Marmaris in Turkey. Located in the beautiful Mediterranean setting, Marmaris is soon emerging as one of the best holiday spots in the world. You will have a great time here with your family.
One of the biggest draws of Marmaris is its awesome beaches. Here you can see the yachts all over the year and there which a bustling promenade which lines the harbor. Here there are a lot of small eateries where you will get yummy local cuisine and there are also bars where you can get freshly brewed liquor. The key beach of Marmaris is manmade and you can lay down here, soaking in the sun. The activities you can indulge in include banana boat trips, parasailing and jet skiing. For shopping, you can visit the Old Town.
May 7th, 2013 by cooldude
There are a lot of things to experience when in the American Samoa. Enjoy a great Fia fia, this is actually a great feast along with performances on tribal entertainment and dancing. You can spend a great time chomping down plenty of meat as you enjoy the evening. Visiting the forbidden Bay, arguably the best in the South pacific will certainly be awe inspiring.
A quick dive in the Fagatelle Bay in order to check out the varied marine life and coral reefs of the region is another fun activity to take part in. Visitors can enjoy game fishing and spend a day relaxing away for that great catch. A visit to Pago Pago the Crater Lake harbor or taking a visit to Samoa to look for shelter in a local Fale is also a wonderful way to experience Samoan lifestyle. The white sandy beaches associated with great places for swimming absolutely fantastic for any holiday.
April 30th, 2013 by cooldude
Doha is the capital city as well as the economic centre of Qatar. Doha on one hand is a centre of the Arabian culture and tradition as well as it is a glamorous city. You can experience both glamour and tradition in here.
The education system of Doha is very rich and it is completely in compliance with the Arabian culture and tradition. There are many national universities and school in and around Doha. The Qatar government has given enough focus on the education in the recent years.
The city as said earlier is very glamorous too. There are many items available in Doha which is not available in many places around the world. The glamour world of Doha is much attractive and probably the best in the world.
The hotels and resorts in Doha, Qatar are awesome with world class amenities for the guests staying there. If you are ever to Doha, then you will definitely get to experience the glamour world there.
April 18th, 2013 by cooldude
If you are going on an African safari, then you have to take proper care of the things you pack and carry with you. Take proper cloths that cover your whole body properly during your safari trip. Also take proper warm cloths since it is likely to get much cold in the night after sunset. Since there may be a lot of insects and pest that can sting you and cause infection, so it is advisable to wear covered cloths.
Take enough of drinking water as you will not get drinking water during your safari. Moreover even if you get some ponds or lakes, it will not be safe to get down anywhere and take water. Also carry dry foods with you as you may require it during your trip. You will no foods once you leave the city and enter the jungle area for the safari. Don’t take heavy foods, carry something which is light. Don’t forget to carry torch, candle, match sticks, inflammable oil, etc. You may require them to light a bon fire in you are stay in some area during the safari. It is advisable to carry tent also since sleeping or taking rest in open is not safe.
Also carry some guns, swords and similar protective items that you may require if you are in any danger.
April 18th, 2013 by cooldude
South East Asia has got some of the exotic beach side locations where people from all around the world visit to enjoy a quality time. Mui Ne in Vietnam is one such beach side location in South East Asia. Since there are no airports in Mui Ne, you have to get down at Ho Chi Minh City airport and have to take a taxi to Mui Ne.
The 10km stretch all along the beach has some of the awesome hotels and resorts with fine amenities for the guests. There are hotels and resorts of all budgets to fit the need of any type of tourists. However if you are looking for a luxurious and high class hotel, you have to go towards the western side of the beach.
The sand dunes in Mui Ne are most famous attractions of the place. You can take a taxi or a bicycle to travel to the sand dunes. The sand dunes are white and red in color and you can slide down on a sled on the sand dunes. It is advisable to visit the sand dunes during sunrise or sunset if you want to catch the most heavenly scene ever.
Due to all these things, Mui Ne is successfully given the title of Hawaii of the South East Asia.
April 13th, 2013 by cooldude
Hydra- The sardonic gulf island situated in Greece is a place that is like a world away from the city life. It is one of the favorite holiday destinations for travel lovers because of the peace and serenity that envelops this place.
Hydra is a very fashionable place and people love to hang out in this island because it gives them a break from the hum drum of the city life.
One very interesting aspect of this island is that automobiles are not allowed to be used on this island. Transportation here is carried out with the help of horse drawn carriages, taxi boats, mules and donkeys.
The nightlife in Hydra is mesmerizing. If you want to get a taste of the nightlife in Hydra then you have to visit the harbor front. Sea foods found on this island are very tasty and renowned all over the world. Hydra is a national monument of Greece reflecting the rich architecture and culture of Greece.
March 22nd, 2013 by cooldude
Machu Picchu is an Inca site (15th century) located in South America. This site was discovered by Hiram Bingham (American archaeologist) in 1911 and today it has become the hub for history-lovers. The Incas had built their estate in 1450 and had abandoned it when the Incas were conquered by the Spanish.
This site is a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary (1981) and UNESCO World Heritage Site (1983). Machu Picchu is considered to be a sacred and cultural place. The main historical ruins in Machu Picchu are:
Sun Gate: When you arrive at this site through the trail of Inca, this will be the first ruin you will experience.
Temple of the Sun: The stonework of this temple is mesmerizing.
Intihuatana Stone: This is a ritual stone facing the sun and casting a shadow which acts as a sun dial.
Temple of the Condor, Moon temple, Temple of the Three Window, Great cave are other important historical ruins to explore in this site.
March 16th, 2013 by cooldude
If you a fetish for mysterious and adventurous things, then a trip to Angkor Wat can really be an amazing experience for you. This 900 year old temple built by King Suryavaman II is work of great craftsmanship and mystical beauty. It took only 35 years to complete this amazing building and the King offered the temple to lord Vishnu to show his dedication.
The best time to visit this ethereal place is early morning on a bike. You will get bike service from Siem Reap and around $10 to $12 is charged by the drivers for one ride. The empty corridors, magnificent walls and amazing work of architecture will spellbind you. It is the most popular temple of Lord Buddha built on 203 acres of land personifying beauty and grace. Visit the center temple, gardens and get mesmerized by the mystic towers surround the main temple. If you want peace of mind, visit Angkor Wat once in your lifetime for sure.
March 3rd, 2013 by cooldude
There are a great bunch of cruising locations all around the world with their own distinct set of delights and attractions for the cruisers. However, if you are looking for the best two cruising options there cannot be anything better than Caribbean and Mediterranean cruising.
Caribbean is usually taken as the most perfect destination for cruising. The Caribbean islands pull up a great lot of cruisers every time with their sunny sandy shores, the azure seas, stunning climate, the panoramic natural landscapes and of course the vibrant street carnivals and sumptuous local cuisine.
Mediterranean is another brilliant option for an unforgettable cruising. The region is especially favored given its fantastic display of diversity with the amalgamation of different nations. A Mediterranean cruise is always interesting as it enables you to relish several cultures & a huge number of famous historic stops in a single trip only and with so much diversity around you are never bored here.