December 06, 2013 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Travel Tips
Turkey is one of the most excellent tourist spot in the world. It is the only country in the world that presents the exoticism of Asia and recent culture of Europe. Some of the must see places to roam around in turkey are given below:-
Turkish operas and concerts- Turkish operas and concerts will give you a taste of Turkish culture. They offer a stunning mixture of music and dance that will amuse your mind and detain your soul.
Turkish films- Turkey have attracted the whole market by its soft media exports, such as films and TV serials. Turkish films have won numerous of awards from all over the globe for their path breaking cinema.
Turkey museums- You must travel around the museums while touring turkey. The country has some best museums which exhibit the relics the Greek- roman period. Some famous museums name is ethnographic and Anatolian civilization museum.
Cave house- You can make a trip to the famous cave called Goreme area of turkey. These cave dwellings was shaped by some Christian monks several centuries ago and are tough and livable even today.
Mosques- Islam is the authorized religion in turkey. The country has some of the most gorgeous and striking mosque to visit.
Nature trips- If you want to see the nature and its beautiful landscape you can travel various regions of the country like Lake Van and Mount Ararat.
Shopping- The grand bazaar in Istanbul has nearly about 5000 shops where you can buy various items such as food items, jewelery, books, spices and carpets etc.
Sports- Turkey has gigantic seashore where you can enjoy various water based activities like swimming water rafting, boating, and underwater diving. You can also go for biking and climbing trails. Turkey also offers golfing areas at several points. Apart from water based activities you can also go for hot air ballooning.
November 25, 2013 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Adventure Holidays
Trinidad is one of the best places to visit in South America. It has become quite renowned due to its culture and scenic beauty. The most important attraction for this place is its amazing beaches with its deep blue waters and the aquatic life. The other attractions include:
Carnival is a festival that happens once a year in this place and must be attended by all the visitors. This colorful event is also known as the “jump up” and the preparation starts from months ago. This grand occasion should not be missed in any way.
The wildlife and national parks have a lot of endangered species of animals and plants. This place also has some rare species that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Thus a quarter of the country’s land is reserved for the preservation of the species. You must visit these wildlife parks to see the importance of them in this country.
There are many religious places that too of different cultures and they exist together in harmony. There are Temples for Buddha, Mosques for Muslims and Churches for Christians. Your visit to all these places will be breathtaking.
The Port of Spain is one of the most modern places in the country. This a very nice place to go for shopping and dine some of the finest seafood along with loads of entertaining activities.
The beaches of Tobago are plenty in number. You can choose any one and relax. But remember to carry plenty of sunscreen with you. There are amazing places for scuba diving and snorkeling. The beaches here are very organized and well maintained. You can go for any kind of underwater adventure with all your family members.
Bird watching can be another experience that you will cherish. There are so many rare and unique species of birds that will keep you spell bound.
November 13, 2013 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Europe
The River Cruises in Europe are the best choice against the ocean cruises that might become too boring and monotonous for you. They will help you visit many new and exciting locations in a matter of a few weeks. You can have a visit of great places like Holland, Spain, Britain, Germany and Egypt. They will help you to go to the interiors of the places where ocean cruises cannot enter. You can enter many locations and find out about them. Northern Europe cruises are a very famous and best choice for the travel. It is the best way to discover about the rich cultural heritage of Europe.
The best locations being for such a travel are The Rhone, the Volga, the Moselle, the Yangtze, the Nile, and the Rhine. The rivers of Germany give you cultural views from the historical locations. The Danube River Trip is the second largest in Europe shows the cultures of Budapest, Nuremberg, Vienna, Melk, and Bratislava. The Rhine River Trip allows travelers to have a view of France, Switzerland and Germany. It includes even like wine drinking and viewing the works of Renoir, Matisse and Picasso. The PO River Trip shows the romantic sites of Mantua.
The Elbe River Trip shows you the formations of different kinds of rocks, calm meadows, and vineyards. Dresden is famous for its wide variety of art collections. Meissen provides you with the renowned porcelain items. The Russian Waterways Trip gives you the views of St. Basil’s Cathedral located in Moscow. It also shows you the Hermitage situated in Red Square along with and St. Petersburg. The Russian Waterways give you an exotic and thrilling view of the churches, Kremlins and monasteries.
River cruises in Europe are the most interesting and thrilling experience which you must enjoy. They are such trips that will never let you go empty handed.
November 07, 2013 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Adventure Holidays
Paris is one of the most populated places in Europe. It attracts large number of tourists every year. It has some of the best tourist spots in the world. Just one visit to Paris will give you life long memories to cherish.
The Eiffel tower is the most popular tourist attractions in Paris. The view from the majestic height of the tower gives you an amazing picture which you can forever treasure in your mind. The Louvre is one of the most famous museums in the world. It has the famous Mona Lisa painting and other art collections. It is very difficult to cover all the paintings in just one day. Musée d’Orsay is an amazing location for all the art lovers, and have some of the excellent pieces of art, most of which are paintings, furniture marble sculptures, etc. Arc de Triomphe was made at the directions of Napoleon Bonaparte. It will leave you with an impeccable view though it is really difficult to climb all the stairs. The beauty of Père Lachaise Cemetery will compel you to pay a visit there. It has hills, curving path and beautiful trees. Therefore it must be included in the list of places that you would love to visit in Paris. Notre Dame Cathedral took many years to complete. It is an architecturally excellent wonder. Photography freaks can have excellent views to shoot. The Montmartre visit will give you a wonderful view of the city.
Centre Georges Pompidou is another architectural masterpiece. An open double decker bus tour in Paris is amazing for all first timers in Paris. For eating, Paris is famous for its pizzas and chocolates. Croissants of Café Paris are something that you would not like to miss. Shambala Restaurant is the place where you can enjoy the fine dinner served.
November 01, 2013 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Adventure Holidays
Most of the people believe that planning a trip to Disneyland is not just a one day affair. They believe that a maximum of 7 days would be sufficient for them to explore the place properly and to have enough of it, taking in every little detail possible from it. With advanced planning and scheduling everything with details, it is possible to see the whole of Disneyland in one day. There are people who come prepared with all the places to see in Disneyland well jotted down for reference which saves their time and makes their trip more efficient. These people often come with the mindset of visiting the other tourist attractions around Disneyland for which they are unable to give a long time to Disneyland but they have nothing to miss as they have come prepared with what exactly they want to see.
The majority of tourists visiting Disneyland come for the majestic roller coaster ride. So put on your seat belts and be prepared for the best roller coaster ride you have ever had. There are tourists from different parts of the world coming here to enjoy this amazing experience. So hold your breaths and enjoy the moment to your fullest when you are in there.
Having breakfast has never been so much before as having it in the Disney village with all the Disney characters there under the sky right in front of your eyes. It is a treat for the eyes as well as for the stomach.
The castle of the sleeping beauty is one of the main attractions of Disneyland. There are boat rides for children which give the castle tour. Attractive Disney costumes are also there in the castles.
Now if you have planned a one day trip to Disneyland and your family is huge make sure that you stick together.
October 21, 2013 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Hotels & Stay
If you are planning to go for a holiday in Thailand, a must visit place is the capital city Bangkok. It is the best place to carry on profitable business as well as experience a lot of pleasure. Bangkok has been the social, political and economic centre of Thailand, for over 200 years. Recent surveys have even proved that Bangkok is the top tourist destination of the world especially in the continent of Asia. Since the tourist attractions of Bangkok are brilliant, beautifully decorated hotels are there according to your budget. You may have a misconception that as this city offers high profits for the businessmen, the hotels rates are too expensive. But you are wrong. There are cheaper hotels even which simultaneously provide standard service for the tourists.
The world famous road in Bangkok is the Khaosan road which runs through the heart of the city. Hotel De ‘Moc is situated near this road and is the ideal place if you enjoy sightseeing with your family. Rattanakosin Island, Golden Mount and the Grand Palace are the sightseeing attractions that you can enjoy from this hotel. This hotel offers you with standard rooms as well as superior rooms which you can choose according to your budget. They provide you with the tradition mixed modern Thai hospitality about which you can only appreciate.
Located at the middle of all actions is the Royal Asia Lodge Hotel Bangkok which also offers best value. The rooms have indirect lighting with remote control system and also a cutaway ceiling. The furniture provided in the rooms will surely make you comfortable and relaxed. Apart from a good room, this hotel will provide you with amusement parks where your children can enjoy thoroughly and also come to know about the history of Thailand. Nightclubs and bars being famous in Thailand is very close to this place for you to enjoy an uninterrupted nightlife. The Thai delicacies served in this hotel will also satisfy your taste buds.
October 09, 2013 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Adventure Holidays
It is very important that before leaving for a holiday you check and do the things which might not be regretted later. A holiday to the outside of one’s country obviously calls for greater attention before leaving. It is important to check that the tickets have been kept in a place of easy access along with the visa and passport respectively. It is also important to make photocopies of the tickets just in case of any uncalled for situation. In case you’re going to a new place which may not have been visited before it is important that you carry a guide map which ensures that you’re not lost in that alien city. Going to a new place also means that the local language from there might be unknown to you; this means that carrying a word translator dictionary is must-have for trips like these.
It is important that we carry as many things as required because travelling light is always the best option. For example if the trip is going to be 15 day long it is unnecessary to have two big luggages. One suitcase with one shoulder bag would be sufficient for one person. It is important also to select the right kind of travel bag before being off for vacation. A bag with many compartments is always very handy and efficient. It is important always to carry your mobile phone, some paper, pens and a pen knife at all times. A smart packer is one who has managed to pack the most significant and important things without over packing. Travelling light may also prove to be economical as some airlines take money if the luggage exceeds a few kilos. Travel packing is a art which most of us do not master hence the above tips may prove useful.
October 01, 2013 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Cruise Outings
Are you planning a cruise trip off late but worried about the usual exorbitant sailing charges? Cruising has its own unique appeal but it’s often the high-end deals that put the entire plan on hold. However, as per the smart travelers, the cruise scene is not that expensive always, provided you are aware of the right tips and tricks. The article here is a short brief on how to land-up with budget-friendly cruising.
First of all, if you are looking for cheap deals you have to sail on the off-seasons. The cruise deals reach up to a sky-rocket stature during the peak seasons due to rising spree on travel during the holidays. But the charge usually calms down when it’s an off-season due to the lack of travel this time. Another great way to grab cheap deals on cruises is to wait for the last-minute deals. Sometimes, if the cruise could not gather adequate amount of passengers, the cruise liners offer dirt cheap deals on their cabins to fill up the empty spaces before it embarks on the journey.
On the other hand, advance booking can also get you highly affordable deals on cruises. The cruise liners are ready to offer the cabins at considerably discounted rates if you book early, at least by 3 months. Then, you can easily get cheaper deals on cruise if you are ready to compromise with the cabin arrangements. Generally, the outside cabins charge higher as these offer you with the breathtaking sea view right from the room. That’s definitely lucrative but if you are ready to satiate yourself with the sea view from deck and opt for an inside cabin, you can get inexpensive deals. Finally, it would be great if you can plan your trip with a travel agency. Actually, the cruise liners offer special discounted rates for the travel agencies only which are viable for individual cruisers.
September 21, 2013 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Adventure Holidays
Are you an ardent shopaholic who whole heartedly believes in the mantra of “shop till you drop”? Well shopping comes with its own charm- it’s almost like a healing therapy for the ultimate shopaholics. So do you love to explore new places for shopping? The good bit is that there are some famous tourist destinations which are highly regarded among the shopping aficionados. The article here posts brief on ideal places that could be a shopper’s delight.
The Middle-East city is almost synonymous with luxury and lavishness. The eminent city is well-stuffed with several shopping malls extending premium merchandise from all the top brands of the world such as Prada, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, YSL etc. Apart from top branded merchandise, the Dubai malls also come up with exotic hand crafted Arabian souvenirs like “sheeshas”.
It’s needless to mention that the beautiful French capital is the paradise for shoppers. Whether you are looking for exquisite attires or exotic perfumes or chic handbags or most charismatic footwear- Paris the ultimate resource for fashion shopping.
Next to Paris, it’s Milan which is regarded in the similar high esteem as the French capital. The Italian city is dotted with several great boutiques which are selling high branded fashion merchandise at discounted prices.
Tokyo is the ideal place to shop for if you are a gizmo freak with a knack for cutting edge and out of the box high end gadgets. Besides, the Nippon capital also welcomes you to enjoy a great bargain shopping from its lively flea markets and wonderful boutiques.
The oriental island country is another majestic destination for shopping, drawing in shopaholics from all over the world every year. You will love its designer boutiques and shopping mall with so many brands to pick from. People also hit to Hong Kong for its exotic traditional jewelry.
September 10, 2013 // Posted by: cooldude // Category: Travel Tips
Laos is one of the most hit destinations in S.E Asia pulling in a great host of tourists every year. The mountainous & landlocked country was long isolated from outside world but today it’s gradually gaining high prominence in the tourism scene- courtesy the improvement in communication & transport. Laos welcomes its visitors with a huge number of exotic attractions that are sure to make your vacation worthy. The article here is brief on the wonders of Laos.
Pha That Luang is one of the most significant attractions in Laos. It’s located in the capital city of Vientiane. Pha That is a magnanimous Buddhist stupa adorned by many terrace where each of the levels imply varied states of Buddha’s enlightenment. It’s lowest level signify material world while the highest one imply nothingness.
The stupa was originally constructed in sixteenth century but had to be reconstructed in 1931 given the huge destruction caused by Siamese regime in 1828. Then you have the caves of Pak Ou, situated on the mighty Mekong river. The caves here are renowned for their great number of mini Buddha sculptures. You will find the Buddha figurines in varied arrangements, including teaching, meditation, rain, peace & reclining (nirvana).
No trip to Laos is complete without a sail across Mekong River. The mighty Mekong is the greatest river of South-East Asia spanning across 4,350 km and the lion’s share of the river gushes through Laos. You must not miss out on the stunning journey across the spectacular vista around Upper Mekong. Vang Vieng is another chief tourist hit in Laos. The beautiful riverside town is located in Laos central. Vang Vieng features a trendy lifestyle and comes dotted with plenty of restaurants, bars, guest houses and other hallmarks of modern Laos. It’s also famous for its limestone mountains.