Archive December 2016

The Spanish sweet perfected by nuns

One of the highlights of the Christmas season in Spain is the proliferation of turrón, a nougat typically made from honey, sugar and nuts. Either hard or soft, prepared with yema (egg yolk) or without it, turrón is a favourite in Spanish gift baskets and seasonal displays. But the best turrón won’t be found in a supermarket — at least according to many Spaniards. If you want an artisanal-quality turrón, you have to go to the nuns. View image of 22 sisters live in the Convent of Hermanas Clarisas (Credit: Credit: Margarita Gokun Silver) ...

Important Backpacking Tips You Want To Remember

Backpacking is one of the most interesting ways to investigate many different hidden parts that countries offer. You can easily find dozens of great destinations in almost any region but the problem is that it is quite difficult to plan everything properly when you do not have a lot of experience. Backpacking is not just about putting on that great leather backpack and then exploring. You need to do it properly so here are some important tips you have to always remember. Always Have A Plan This is something that is so often neglected. There are many situations in which the backpackers simply...

Laos – Great Destination For Independent Travelers

If you are young, you probably have a desire to travel, but you do not have too much budget. Distant destinations always look attractive and exotic, so many dream to visit. However, many people not dare because they think that will need a real little treasure. We represent you one such destination where your trip may not cost as much. That is the famous Laos. With no access to sea, it is one of the fascinating destinations in Asia. Amazingly natural beauty combined with fascinating Buddhist culture, make Laos a great destination for backpackers and independent travelers. the city has...

City Of Hoi An Has Exceptional Vietnam Charm

Somewhere between untouched, uninhabited valleys and urban resources of cities, are housed towns that may not attract millions of tourists and do not have attractions that offer the big cities, but represent a true paradise on earth. These are small places that regularly admire hundreds of tourists and never disappoint anyone. Such a place is the magical town Hoi An. Hội An is an ancient town located on the central coast of Vietnam. This city is known for its calm and beautiful scenery. From the 17th to the 19th century this place was an important international port and the largest port...

Chasing the rare white rainbow

Moonbows – pale white rainbows that appear on bright moonlight nights – may sound like science fiction, but they’re real. They’re also rare. They’ve shown up sporadically over active lava flows in Hawaii, at the base of Yosemite Falls in California during the spring snow melt, and in the cloud forests of Costa Rica when the Christmas winds blow in clouds of mist from late December through early February. They’ve also occasionally been seen in various places around the globe in the night sky during a rain shower around the time of the full moon. ...

One Of The Seven Wonders In Modern World – Panama Canal

Passengers which are traveling to Panama certainly should not miss the magnificent Panama Canal, wonder which is builded by human hands. Panama is a country in which North America encounters with South. Also it become a place where the Pacific Ocean connecting with the Atlantic through the world-famous Panama Canal. 400 years ago people wanted to dig a channel. If ships which are sailing from east to west can move through this channel, they would not have to spin even through western America. Traveling that way cut thousands of kilometers. It took 30 years and cost a large sum of money...

Handling and Avoiding Travel Mishaps for First Time World Travelers

There are so many things that can go wrong on a trip – from spilling your coffee pre-board, losing your personal items, flight getting cancelled due to storm, etc. Indeed, all trips are awesome, but they don’t always go perfectly as planned. As a first-time world traveler who’s ready to face the world’s challenges, nothing should stop you from achieving fun and excitement while traveling, that’s why it’s important to get a good insurance provider that makes submitting travel insurance claims easy and painless. Pro travelers rightfully said – if you can’t afford travel...

Enjoy The Beautiful Volcanic Landscape At Lake Toba

Volcanic lakes can occur in several different ways. First and foremost, volcanic crater can be filled with water. The second way is when large amounts of magma are ejected from a volcano in eruption. The place where magma lay collapsed under the weight of the ground and forms a large incision in the country called caldera which is then filled with water. All these lakes have explosive past, beautiful and magical present and probably destructive future. Such lake is the famous Toba. Toba is big lake located in Sumatra, Indonesia, a country that has over 120 active volcanoes which is more...

The country full of contradictions

Pico Iyer, one of the world’s most nuanced travel writers, has been covering Cuba since the 1980s, in all its vividness and variety. Both in his essays and his first novel Cuba and the Night, Iyer captures the island’s seductive rhythms through gorgeous imagery. With President Obama improving the US-Cuba relationship in a groundbreaking May visit, and the death of Cuba’s longtime dictator Fidel Castro in late November, we decided to ask Iyer all about Cuba, from its surprises to its dreams, and how the mood and spirit of a nation is adapting to what has been a landmark...

Stay at Paris’ New Floating Hotel: Off Paris Seine

On the Seine in Paris, is France’s first floating hotel. This stylish new hangout is the perfect place to be marooned for a bit of serious R&R. You can lounge in the pool while sipping on cocktails, and watch the riverboats ply down the Seine. The Seine has always been the heart of Paris. From pre-Roman era tribes to mid-century bikini-clad bathers, the Seine has been the lifeblood of Paris. But not too long ago, the quays were paved into roads and the city was divided from its beloved river. In recent years through, Parisians have sought to reclaim the river as an essential part...

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