Archive April 2018

The Dutch city with a constantly changing name

The historical Oldehoofsterkerkhof square in Leeuwarden, the capital of the province of Friesland in the Netherlands, is a striking muddle of the weird and the wonderful. Leeuwarden is a striking muddle of the weird and the wonderful There is De Oldehove, the unfinished tower from the 16th Century that’s so crooked it leans further than Pisa’s. There is the dazzling Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics, a renovated stately house filled with Ming rarities and pieces by Picasso, but also once the childhood home of MC Escher, the 20th-Century graphic artist who created...

In Hawaii, being nice is the law

It was mid-afternoon on our second day living in Hawaii, and I woke up groggy from a much-needed power nap. I stumbled into the kitchen where my girlfriend was sitting on the floor with the guy from the cable company. He had come to set up our internet – something we direly needed, because our house is situated in a lush valley with no mobile phone signal. But, I realised, they weren’t even talking about the internet. Instead, I found, he was inviting her to come boar hunting with him. You may also be interested in:• The code that travellers need to learn• The...

Four Tips That Will Make Your Trip to Minneapolis Relaxing and Enjoyable

Are you considering booking a trip to Minneapolis for your next vacation? Will it be your first time visiting the city so you want to be sure you make the absolute most of the experience? Just like with any vacation, your trip to Minneapolis can benefit from a little research and planning ahead of time, as this will help you to put together the details that will make it a spectacular experience. To get you started, here are five tips that will make your upcoming trip to Minneapolis relaxing and enjoyable. Skip Renting a Car Unless you plan on visiting areas outside of the city, there is...

Onboard The Maharaja Express TajMahal Seems Ever More Magical!

Ah, the allure of the Taj! Every single day, it calls out to hundreds upon thousands of visitors to itself. Many visitors are those that revisit this magnificent mausoleum year upon year since they find it difficult to wean themselves away from its splendor. Agra Tourism is a growing industry. While the city is crowded and chaotic, its architectural history is a huge draw and pulls tourists from all over the globe. Agra, along with Delhi and Jaipur, forms the Golden Triangle. Most foreign tourists prefer to visit these three cities since they house most sites that are worthy of a dekko for...

How To Get The Best Carry-On Luggage

Whether you are taking a short one and a half hour flight for a business trip or you are taking that flight to the destination of your dreams, carry-on is a MUST. Not only will it help in the unfortunate event that your luggage is lost, but it can also be much easier to only take a carry-on case when a shorter trip is underway. But with so many luggage options out there and varying costs and budgets to work with, how can one choose the best possible carry-on for their needs? Below is a list of some of the best cases that can take your trip from cumbersome, to carefree. Biaggi Contempo...

The Israeli park with a valuable secret

In Israel’s Negev Desert, a side road leads to a valley ringed by red, purple and brown cliffs. Now part of Timna National Park, this valley is famous for its jagged landscape carved by wind and water over many millennia. Tourists and geologists alike come here to admire rock formations shaped like giant mushrooms, elegant pillars and delicate arches. It was mid-morning when I set off on a short hike, and the sun was already blazing hot. From a trailhead near the park’s famous coral-coloured rock formation known as the Arches, I ascended a small hill and within 10 minutes stood...

6 Best Family Holiday Destinations in Europe

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Traveling to China? You Will Need a Visa!

You’ll always find China as a destination on most people’s bucket lists. China is a very diverse country. You’ll see a range of every aspect of the country, from rural landscapes to modern metropolises and traditional ways of life to the fast-paced city lifestyles. China will definitely be one of the most exciting countries that you visit. There are many reasons for traveling to China. It’s a great place to visit for fun and vacation. It’s also a great destination to travel for work or business with such a booming economy. For any purpose of traveling to China, you will need to...

Tuktoyaktuk: Canada’s last Arctic village?

One million antlers were set against the northern sky. Or so it looked from the vantage point of the revving snowmobile as it lurched across the tundra basin. Around 3,000 wild reindeer had bunched together on the horizon, their branched horns seamlessly melding with an endless swathe of skeletal willow and black spruce. We were 60km south of the Arctic Ocean in the remote northern reaches of Canada’s Northwest Territories, and left to Mother Nature it was a spectacle unaffected by man for millennia. Two bushy foxes bounded across the permafrost, scattering the herd downhill past...

10 Reasons Londoners are Moving to Birmingham

Londoners are moving to Birmingham by the hordes, with the latest internal migration reports showing that the majority of people who move away from London are headed to Brum. Is this seemingly major population shift just a temporary phase, or will Birmingham one day become the capital of England? While we can’t yet go that far, we can safely assume that even more Londoners will be moving to the second biggest city in the next 5 years due to the number of new jobs that are popping up in the area. Of course, jobs aren’t the only incentive for Londoners to move to Brum, so here are...

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