Archive March 2017

3 Tips that will take the Stress out of Driving Abroad

Whether you’re planning to take your car along with you on your holiday abroad, or rent a vehicle when you arrive at your destination, it’s important that you’re fully prepared for spending time on foreign roads. To help get you as prepared as possible, we’ve put together these top tips for driving abroad. So, read on to make your trip as hassle-free as possible. Get used to the ‘wrong’ side of the road Depending on where you’re jetting off to, your biggest source of stress behind the wheel might be getting used to driving on the ‘wrong’ side of the road. Driving in the...

An ancient oasis in China’s remote desert

The air here has a matte gold colour, a reflection of the rugged, desert landscape. Far on the horizon, the peaks of the Tianshan Mountains shimmer, while in the foreground, China’s Turpan Basin is dotted with chunches, the Uyghur name for the small, square buildings where grapes are dried.  Despite the harsh climate, the Turpan soil is fertile and vineyards flourish throughout the area. More than a dozen different types of grapes are grown here, and the water the grapes need to grow is brought to their vines by an ancient irrigation system called the karez, or ‘well’,...

Three Wonderfully Bizarre Mexican Festivals | World Travel Guide

Public celebrations have always been a central part of everyday life in Mexico, acting as a way for communities to express themselves socially and artistically. In fact, Mexican villages are known to spend more on their carnivals, parties and festivals than on any other public events. Apart from the well-known Día de Muertos, or ‘Day of the Dead’, here are three wonderfully bizarre festivals well worth timing your visit for. Otumba: Feria Nacional del Burro Donkeys are not always considered the most glamorous of animals but that viewpoint doesn’t ring true in Otumba,...

The intoxicating drug of an Indian god

I made my way down Varanasi’s winding, narrow alleyways, bound by walls stained with the distinctive red marks of paan (a leaf often used to flavour chewing tobacco) spat out by hundreds of passers-by. I was headed to one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods, known as Godowlia Chowk, in search of the Kashi Vishwanath Thandai Ghar, a tiny street stall owned by Kamlesh Kumar Pathak. The stall is famous for one item,...

How to Get the Best Deals and The Best Caravan from The New Caravans Manufacturers!

Caravans are vehicles that are used as a mode of transport by people going on long, tedious tours, cross country or trips across varied topography. This vehicle has the distinction of catering to a small family needs as well as looking after the needs of a large family. The caravans can be modified, customized and changed to accommodate many people. Caravan tour is one of a kind experience that is always memorable. The great thing is that it has access to all the amenities that your home does. It is like a home away from home. The best advantage of caravans is that you need not stop over for...

Epic & Exotic Places Await Sydneysiders At The City’s Doorstep!

For years now, attractions such as Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Darling Harbour, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney Tower, Circular Quay and pristine beaches have been attracting visitors from across the globe towards the stunning capital of New South Wales. There is little doubt that all the Australian states are densely packed with spectacular tourist attractions, which drive tourist movement like anything, but when you talk about Sydney it certainly has a little more charm. No matter where you go in Sydney, you will find beautiful places to while away hours. Yes, that completely...

Open Your Mind And Soul And Visit The River Han

Seoul is the capital and largest city in South Korea. In addition it is really a great city and covers a large area, but also is considered to be economic, political and cultural center. Seoul as a perfect city has priceless treasure, the river Han. River Han divided the place on two equal half. River Han has always been part of life for people who live around the capital and now even more, not only because it is an extremely valuable source of water for 10 million urban populations, as well as a place for relaxation and entertainment. River is a unique and great tourist experience and...

An underground boat to Islamic glory

When the geographer Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Shams al-Din al-Muqaddasi visited the city of Ramla on the road between Cairo and Damascus in the 10th Century, he described an urban paradise that rivalled his hometown of Jerusalem. “It is a fine city, and well built; its water is good and plentiful; its fruits are abundant,” al-Muqaddasi wrote in his famous travelogue. “Commerce here is prosperous, and the markets excellent.” The city, established as the new provincial capital of Palestine in 715, shortly after the area came under Muslim rule, boasted grand mosques,...

Siena – Ideal Destination For Art Lovers

Art lovers always precisely choose their travel destinations. They often choose music centers, theaters, museums and high art. If you are one of these fanatics see some place rich with art and select your next destination, the city of Sienna. This beautiful place is a town in the eponymous region in Tuscany. For many, this is the most beautiful city of Italy, as well certainly one of the most visited cities in Italy. This medieval town is worth a visit through the whole year. First it was settled by Etruscans and then by Romans. This town spent more than 400 years as an independent...

The scent that’s pricier than gold

The fragrance of thousands of incense sticks wafted through the narrow shopfront of the Wing Lee Joss Sticks & Sandalwood Company, a traditional family business in the Hong Kong neighbourhood of Yau Ma Tei. The walls were lined with bright gold-and-scarlet incense packs, but tucked away in glass cabinets was the most prized incense of all: agarwood. The pungent, earthy scent of this wood gave Hong Kong its name, which, in Cantonese, translates as Fragrant Harbour. The scent is a poignant reminder of how this former colonial trading port, now a world financial hub, once played a pivotal...

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