Tips and Ideas
One of the geographical features of Italy that attracts visitors from around the world is the fact that the country shares 84% of its boundaries with the Adriatic and Mediterranean seas. There are 4,225 miles (6,800 km) of some of the most pristine beaches and resort facilities in Italy. In fact, the only problem you will encounter is which beach (or beaches) of the over 200 that you will find there is the one or ones to choose.
Oslo has always been one of the most popular Scandinavian tourist destinations for a number of reasons. The culture and the history are everywhere, the architecture is some of the most unique you will experience anywhere in the world, and the cuisine makes Oslo worth the trip. But what a lot of people don’t realize and oftentimes overlook is the fact that there is a broad assortment of Oslo live music venues that are sure to entice and satisfy all types of tastes. Our picks for the top live music venues in Oslo are the following.
Where the nightlife in Budapest is concerned, this is a city that does not like to disappoint the locals. Tourists will find the local party scene filled with dozens of uniquely original bars and nightclubs. So if you would rather be sitting in an Irish style pub and sipping a draught beer while still be influenced by the West, you won’t find that in the Budapest nightlife. And unlike the nightlife in other major European cities, there is none of the vulgar extravagance that you normally witness in their bars and clubs.
So you’ve been to Paris and seen the sights – walked down the Champs-Élysées, visited the Notre Dame, discovered that the Mona Lisa is smaller than what you expected, travelled to the top of the Eiffel Tower and marveled at the Sacre Coeur. Think you’ve seen it all? Try something extravagant next and see a side of Paris you have not experienced before. Warning: you’ll need cash, and lots of it.
The Caribbean is known for its balmy tropical days and oftentimes sweltering evenings, but more than anything else, the islands are known for their sizzling nightlife no matter what time of the year you visit this favorite vacation region. The Caribbean nightlife is driven by salsa and sultry dancing, steel pan percussion rhythms, and tasty rum drinks. Throw in a casino with a roulette table or other gaming opportunities and you’ll have the ideal combination for enjoying the Caribbean nightlife. Dance away the night at the different pubs and hotspots that are all over the Caribbean islands. If you are confused and looking for the perfect spots, here are some recommendations:
There’s a museum for everything in London. There’s a toy museum, a Victorian School museum (which frankly scares the berjeezers out of me) and sometimes even an insect circus museum. But there’s only one fan museum. In fact, it’s the only one in the world. And it’s in South East London’s prettiest spot: Greenwich.
Jakarta has always been a popular vacation destination in Indonesia, while being the capital and largest city of the country. It is located on the island of Java on its northwest side of the island. With pristine beaches, shopping hub and a steady mix of tradition and contemporary culture, Jakarta is a modern city with a variety of budget to luxury hotels and other accommodation.
If beer aroma excites you, walk into the Guinness Storehouse. This former beer fermentation plant in the St. James’s Gate Brewery, Dublin was converted into one of the leading Irish tourist attractions in 2000. The historic building, constructed in the Chicago school of architecture style, resembles a huge pint glass that can hold more than fourteen million pints of the beer. You can familiarize yourself with major beer ingredients (barley, hops, water and yeast), used to produce a perfect spirit, at the ground floor exhibition. Buy unique apparel, memorabilia and merchandise from the Guinness Flagship Retail Store.
Istanbul is in many ways the ultimate weekend break destination. Its location means that visitors from Europe can fly only a few hours from home and yet reach the first fringe of the exotic and mysterious East. Budget airlines have made getting here easy and the history and culture of the city mean that there is more than enough to pack a weekend’s schedule full to bursting.
The capital of Catalonia and 2nd largest city in Spain is Barcelona with its nearly 2 million residents. It is located in the northeastern part of the country on the Mediterranean coast, which makes Barcelona an extremely popular tourist destination, as well as a favorite of the Spanish locals. The history of the city dates back to the time when it was known as Barcino, a Roman occupied town, some 2,000 years ago.
Singapore has always been one of the more popular business or vacation destinations in Southeast Asia. For the individual that focuses on shopping, there is no better location in this region of the world than this particular area, especially when it comes to the numerous street markets that are so popular with locals and tourists alike in Chinatown. From seeking authentic souvenirs, gifts and local art and crafts products, the street markets are colorful, vibrant and interesting for the millions of tourists that visit the mesmerizing city of Singapore.
Formerly called Western New Guinea, Papua sits in Indonesia’s easternmost region. It makes up New Guinea’s western half and is known as the highest and largest tropical island in the world. Home to some of the world’s richest biodiversity, Papua has retained many of its current and historical cultures. With lush tropical forests still existing, the varied flora and fauna f the region remains unique. What many individuals don’t realize when they visit Papua for the first time is that there are a number of lesser known destinations worth seeing rather than the more popular spots!
The coastal city of Cancun lies on the northeastern corner of the Mexican Caribbean and is one of the more popular vacation destinations of the Yucatan Peninsula. The peak visiting season occurs between December and April which is evidenced by the dramatic increase in airline fares and hotel prices so you might want to take that into consideration if you are planning on vacationing there during those months. And it is best to book an accommodation as per your budget in advance if you intend staying for a while.
Agatha Christie was a prolific author and has become one of the world’s most popular, her brand of gentle humour, twisting plots and guessing games enthralling people from a very wide range of literary traditions. An often overlooked aspect of her books is how international they are, her common locations of the English countryside are peppered with additions such as Istanbul, Egypt and the Middle East. As such her books can also make great travel companions and here are some suggestions.
Costa Rica is one of the few places that can be legitimately described as up and coming in terms of visitor numbers and attractiveness. While this is due in some part to the instability that is plaguing other Latin American destinations, especially Mexico, it does also represent the variety and commitment of the country to building a sustainable tourism market.