By cooldude | August 4, 2014
There isn’t anybody who does not like to spend good quality time. A vibrant atmosphere, good food and drinks are what make people enjoy themselves. If you are looking for an atmosphere of fun and frolic, try the top festivals of Africa.
Wacky wine weekend: It is a festival that takes place during June in Robertson. If you are a win like to know about the drink, or buy it, or keep it, this is the festival for you. It is held every year. There are a number of wine farms in the area and the whole place is packed in the weekends. All the different wine farms host different fun activities. There is also great and delicious food along with amazing wine. Be ready to indulge yourself in the frenzy of hopping from one farm to the other to have a taste all kinds of food. Being happy and drink till you can, is what you need to do. So, the festival gives you an to be lost while drinking more and more. And at the same time enjoy the feeling of being at the vineyard and being the maker.
The lake of Stars: Africa is a host to some of the biggest festivals of music and hosts a number of them. The lake of stars is a music festival that takes place on the beach powered by volunteers and is one of a kind. A bunch of guitarists and artists from Africa gather to showcase best gigs. They showcase the area’s culture and the talent of these amazing artists. It also brings forth the place as a tourist destination. The whole setting, vibe and passionate music in the festival leaves everyone who has ever attended it with awe and a similar feeling. It envisages the music, art and community universally. It is one of the finest music festivals of the world.
Sun Festival of King Ramses: Back in the 13th century BC, almost a gazillion year ago, King Ramses the second had built temples of Abu Simbel. Following the instruction of the king the artisans had build the structure in such a way that the light could enter bi-annually into the temple. This light was believed to highlight the statues of all the gods and goddesses inside the innermost secret chamber. This unique feature makes for the biggest attraction of the festival. However, the local people of Africa have taken this festival and have made it a huge entertainment of music, dance, eatery, drinks, and markets. This festival happens in the month of February and October.
Festival of the Desert: It showcases the Tuareg culture. The festival goes on for three days. People are seen merry making, singing and also the festival hosts artisans’ exhibits. Traditional music is also played. A proper stage is made with sound and light systems. Different cultures and genres share their music and a bit of themselves with all the people under the ecstatic canopy. The festival takes place in Mali in the month of January.
Up the Creek: This is a festival that takes place in Swellendam in the month of February. All year round along the banks of the river Breede, the winds can be heard making sweet notes through the trees. You can also hear the insects making noticeable sounds in the grass. However, four days everyone is plugged in along with the amplifiers and stages are set. Music played for a crowd of 2000 festival goers. Africa has the vibe and setting and the best festivals to offer you and you need to only buy yourself an entry to the festival and be all smiles. So, be ready to pair you trip to Africa. You shall have a trip with the most amount of fun and exploration.
By cooldude | March 8, 2014
Have you already packed your bags for a memorable trip to Pattaya? Then know about the best hotspots in the most rejuvenated spots in Thailand. Beaches, thrilling night life, casinos and good food mark an excellent trip to Pattaya. So, if you really looking forward to take a banging trip for your holidays, be sure to hit these places with your gang.
Hit the beach:
Crystal clean water with foamy white waves and cerulean sky could be experienced if you visit the rocking beaches of Pattaya. White sand, beach side cafes with exotic foods and great beach sports will welcome you once you visit the great beaches. Kon Larn Island, Cora Island are also some of the most beautiful tourist places where you can spend a great time with your friends or spouse. Rich and beautiful coral reefs with great photogenic view can refresh your mind once you visit Pattaya. Crimson colored crabs, mouth watering fishes, lobsters are also available on the cafeterias alongside the beaches in Pattaya.
If you are eyeing to shop a lot during your Pattaya stay, then you must visit the Pattaya floating market where you can buy almost everything with a unique way. Right from the authentic Thai food to marvelous handicrafts, all are available in the floating market which not only provides a great range of variety, but also is very cheap. Small wooden boat would take every nook and corner of the floating market which also promises to give you some extra on bargaining. Buying mementoes for your near and dear ones could be a great choice from this floating market. You can also buy fresh cooking ingredients if you have a knack for cooking from this market.
The walking street of Pattaya:
If you are ready to rock your nights in Pattaya, then nothing could be more tempting than visiting the walking street in your party wears. The entire walking streets are full of bars, night clubs, lounges and discs. Music, dance, games and beer mark the nights at these clubs. So, to make your Pattaya trip a memorable one, you must visit walking streets where courteous girls give you company if you are travelling alone.
So, what are you waiting for? Just pack your bags and hit the plane to visit the most enthralling corner of the world, be it with your family, friends or with the special ones.
By cooldude | February 12, 2014
Maldives: this beach lies south west of Sri Lanka and straddles the equator. If your idea of a dream romantic beach holiday would be relaxing in the beautiful rooms of a 4 star hotel or diving 85 ft underwater to among the tropical fishes and other creatures then both these can come true over here. Consisting of 1102 islands this archipelago is beautiful.
The Hamptons, New York: This beaches in Southampton Long Island is one which boasts of air kissing and much more. The serenity and border to the Atlantic, the beautiful sunsets and the loads of places of rejuvenation give this beach to be an ideal romantic spot too.
Hawaiian beaches: rated number one by some of the travel agencies this beach has its name for the serene scenery, tropical allure and the overall ambience. Hawaiian beaches are renowned all over the world. The beaches and the people are so amazing you wouldn’t want to get out of this place. A perfect destination for a romantic holiday or a honeymoon this beach has enough to surprise you.
Langkawi, Malaysia: having a historic record for pirate refugees this beach has a lot of other things to look out for. For an adventure looking romantic couple it is a full package or adventure and romance. If you want a romantic holiday away from the usual crowd and hustle bustle of people with beach and forest and beautiful places to stay or where you can just plunge into the water anytime this would be an ideal place.
Florida beaches: these beaches are characterized by unique some things which only they can offer and a home to romance and a warm stay.
By cooldude | December 28, 2013
Croatia is actually a small district that is situated in the south-eastern part of Europe and Zagreb is the capital city of Croatia. Obviously Croatia is not as popular as Greece, Italy, France or Spain. But many tourists visit Croatia every year in order to witness the beauty of this region. Croatia is considered to be the hidden gem in the Mediterranean region and it is also called “pearl of the Adriatic Sea”.
If you visit Croatia then you will surely get fascinated with the sunbathed beaches, hospitable locals and the quaint towns situated in the area. The most enchanting thing about Croatia is that it is surrounded by several beautiful islets and islands. You can just walk down the pebbled and sandy beaches and enjoy the sights of the turquoise waters of the beaches. Majority of the cities of Croatia are home to unique architectural structures and historical monuments.
You are sure to enjoy your stay in Croatia because the cuisine of Croatia is absolutely delectable and mouth watering. Pizza and pasta are cooked in Croatia in quite a different manner. A special mention should be given about the excellent Croatian gastronomy which consists of delicious lamb roasts, beef roasts, eels, oysters, mussels and so on. The wine that is found in Croatia must be tasted by you at all costs because it is extremely tasty.
Many boutiques and shops are located in Croatia. Thus you can also indulge in shopping while you are spending your holiday in the region. The busy port of Split should be visited by you. In addition to that, you have to stop by Dubrovnik- the walled city of Croatia. Another tourist destination in Croatia is Mijet- the island of Adriatic Sea that consists of dense forests. You can take part in several outdoor activities in Croatia such as hiking, sailing and so on.
By cooldude | December 12, 2013
Are you on a plan to take up a car rental service for your upcoming trip? That’s good sine your own car in a foreign land offers you the liberty to explore the foreign place at your own pace and will- it gets all the more important when you have the kids at tow. The huge popularity of car rental services among the tourists has led to the mushroom growth of a great deal car hire agencies. But the catch is that not every such company would be prospective for you. Thus here are some tips that will help you to ensure a safe car rental deal.
First of all, you must start off with a thorough research on 5-6 potential car rental agencies around. The entire reservation can be done online today right from your home so you have plenty of time for a detailed market research. Actually the car rental deals would vary from one site to another and hence you have to search well to assure that you don’t fall prey to some overpriced deal. Always count on a reputed name and make sure to check out the testimonials sent by the previous customers.
The car rental company you are taking to should be equipped with a wide fleet of versatile vehicle to cater to any size or taste of client base. On tip to remember here- always go for a SUV or large sedan when you are traveling with kids.
Then, try to find out a reputed site which is offering discounted deals presently. There are car rental sites that often come up with discounts s part of credit card programs or frequent flier programs.
Finally, your chosen car rental agency should be flexible with the last minute changes. Make sure that your selected agency holds a solid reputation for on-time service.
By cooldude | December 12, 2013
One of the most flourishing holiday destinations in Qatar is its capital city- Doha. The mesmerizing historical emblems, interesting museums, remarkable monuments, enchanting cultural attractions and the thrilling sporting activities are what make Doha the preferred holiday destination for the people belonging to the different parts of the world. The government of Doha has been making tremendous efforts to make the city more and more comfortable and enjoyable for the hundreds of tourists that visit Doha every year.
Doha is surely a paradise for those of you who are in love with history and architecture. The entire landscape of Doha is marked by beautiful towers and forts which reflect the rich heritage of the city. You should make it a point to stop by the Doha Fort and Al Zubara Fort and Museum if you truly want to witness the history and culture of Qatar.
You can even indulge in shopping and enjoy yourself to the fullest. In case you want to get hold of something cheap yet beautiful then you must visit Souk Waqif and Gold Souk. Luxurious malls such as Landmark Mall, Doha City Center, Villagio Mall, Exclusive Boutique (Pearl Doha) are also situated in Doha which can be visited by you as and when required.
Your trip to the city would be incomplete if you do not undertake a cruising trip on Dhow which is the traditional boat of Doha. Thus ensure that you do go for ride in the Dhow. You can even undertake a desert safari while you are visiting Doha and take in the beauty of the sand dunes and the clear blue sky.
Al Maha Sanctuary is a place that should be visited by you to behold the sight of the Arabian Oryx which is an endangered deer species. Nightlife in Doha is quite impressive but conservative to a certain extent.
By cooldude | October 22, 2013
If you are planning for a holiday and want your children to gain some historical knowledge then the option for you can be Italy. Italy is a place so rich in their art and culture that you will surely want to visit again. Though to get an idea about the historical places in Italy, a short article won’t help you. Various books have been published by many writers on the richness of culture Italy offers. To check out all the historical places of Italy within your holiday span would be a tough thing to do and for that several resorts should be booked near the respective spots beforehand. Some of the must visit historical places in Italy are,
Basilica di San Miniato al Monte: Florence in Italy is the place where you can get the actual essence of the history of Italy, but the church called Basilica di San miniato Monte is an equally beautiful place to visit. The construction was begun in the year of 1013 and was named after the Armenian prince called St. Miniato. You can get the detailed history about this prince and why this church has been built on the hill of Mount Fiorentinus.
Duomo di Milano: Another historic place in Italy which will surely throw an impression on you as soon as you look at it is the Duomo di Milano. This is one of the largest churches of the world and possesses a magnificent structure having a capacity of 40000. If you have only been to the local churches, you should have a look at the Duomo di Milano which can surprise you in the true sense of it.
The Vatican City: With only a population of 932 The Vatican City manages to remain the smallest independent country of the world. A large number of tourists including Catholic visit this country to get in touch with the Pope. The famous ceiling paintings of the Sistine Chapel and a good number of museums at The Vatican City hold a great historical value.
By cooldude | October 9, 2013
Who would not want to travel to beaches and bask under the sun for as long as they want to or they can afford to? Beach holidays are a way of really relaxing and feeling alive after the whole months or years work depending from person to person. Some beaches which are worth the travel are mentioned below with their ‘look-out-for’ things and places.
To start with is Goa, India. Goa’s beaches are divided into north and south Goa. The north side being more commercial and touristy it is a pleasure to the eye to see the scenic beauty of this place. Apart from only the beach there is innumerable wildlife to look out for in the various national parks and sanctuaries in and around the area. Museums and forts are present too to make sure that you have no time to be bored in the place.
Moving on we go to Bali, Indonesia, an island rich in its culture, traditions and heritage. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations known for its popular beaches, wildlife content and scenery at its best. The beaches offer the very best boating and surfing experience underwater diving and swimming experience.
The amazing city of Playa Del Carmen in Mexico is another irresistible destination spot for travellers who have a soft space for beaches. Apart from the beauty filled beaches where private beaches are also available there are other archaeological sites, ancient temples, pyramids and colourful murals too which can be visited.
Situated in Central America is the Latin American country of Costa Rica with a lot of sunshine and beachy mornings to wake to. Apart from simply relaxing at the beach there is looking at active volcanoes, scuba diving and snorkelling.
By cooldude | October 7, 2013
The span of a business trip varies from one day to a few days or months. So accordingly you have to pack your bags. You also have to keep in mind that business trips are mainly for professional purposes and not for leisure purposes. Depending on which place you are going, you have to pack your luggage. It is very important that you travel with a light luggage and avoid packing useless things. This article will guide you in packing the right things for your business trip.
First of all you should always make a list of things you need so that you can avoid packing unnecessary things. Ensure that you pack the right kind of clothes for your business trip. In case you have to travel to more than one place then carry comfortable clothes. In order to attend important meetings you should pack a suit or two in your luggage. Pack clothes that do not require much maintenance and are wrinkle free.
Business documents are very essential when you are going for a business trip. The business contracts and details should be packed along with your luggage so that you do not forget them. Plus your passport and visa documents should also be packed. Hotel booking details and airplane or train tickets must also be carried along with you. Pack all your documents in a separate folder so that you can access them easily.
Laptop becomes an important gadget for you if you have some presentation prepared on it. Carry the laptop’s charger along with it as well. Mobile phone can never be forgotten because it is the only direct means of communication between your company and you. Plus it will help you to contact your clients as well. The phone’s charger should also be packed along with your laptop’s charger.
By cooldude | September 11, 2013
Travelling in air is the most comfortable thing one can consider doing. It is completely hassle free and you don’t even get to experience any sort of tiredness due to the comfort offered by the airlines. But then since the price of the air tickets are expensive compared to the railway tickets for the same journey, many people can’t afford the air tickets. Thus they have to go through the hassles and tiredness of journey in any other means. This was indeed the situation till few years back. But now days due to various schemes launched by the government and also due to the emergence of many airliners in the market the price of air tickets have come down. In some cases the price is even lower than the railway tickets of AC first class. Even if the price of air tickets is more than the railway tickets, then difference is not much and can be ignored compared to the comfort and the facilities offered by the air lines.
There are certain tips you should follow if you are looking for cheap flight tickets. If you try to get urgent air tickets from the various travel websites, then you will be disappointed. This is because the cheap flight tickets are not available online generally. You have to contact the authorized traveling agents if you are looking for really cheap air tickets. The travel agents have certain quota under which they get the cheap tickets. These tickets are only accessible from the system of the travel agent’s machine. Also if you are planning to go somewhere well in advanced, then book the air tickets for your journey many days in advance to the journey. Thus you can easily get the cheap air tickets. Well in some cases the cheap tickets are non refundable and so if you cancel your journey, then you will not get back the amount.