Archive July 2018

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5 things to Keep Your Home Safe While on Holiday

It’s that time of the year again for a family holiday to another state or country, and everyone is on a rush to pack up. But don’t be too excited to just fly off to some exotic destination. Remember that you’ll be leaving behind an empty home which is a magnet for vicious robbers. So, while you’re busy finalizing your checklist of what to bring for your holiday, you should also have a list of measures on how to burglar-proof your home. Here are five tips on keeping home safe while you’re away on a vacation or holiday: Install smart lights and gadgets. An empty home is easily known...

The 5 Best Beaches of Bali

If you like are soft sandy beaches, turquoise sea and exotic landscapes, Bali is the best destination to enjoy it. Known as the Island of the Gods, Bali is totally surrounded by the sea and has an endless list of beaches and coves to visit. Some beaches are very popular, while others are a bit hidden or distant from mass tourism. Below we show the 5 best beaches in Bali, which you should not miss if you decide to travel to this island, whatever your preferences are: relaxation or adventure. 1. Nusa Dua Nusa Dua is one of the most famous beach areas in Bali. The ideal destination for those...

Pack your Bags to get awe-struck by Visiting the Heaven on Earth – Manali

Ever wished to live in heaven and looking deep into the snow-clad mountains while resting on the beautiful ever-flowing river? You can do all this and much more in Manali, the heaven on earth. So pack your bags as I get walk through various destinations and activities that can be done in Manali. The Rohtang Pass, which acts as the Indo-Tibet border is a beautiful place completely covered with snow gives you a chill down the spine with its sub-zero temperature. From the culinary delight to accommodation, sightseeing to adventure you can have it all if planned and executed judiciously like...

Why Brazilians are always late

I still cringe when I remember the evening I arrived on time to a house party in Rio de Janeiro. Three months after I moved to Rio from Manchester, I was invited to a Saturday night churrasco – an informal barbecue – by a casual acquaintance with whom I’d crossed paths socially enough times that a friendship had begun to develop. But when I turned up on her doorstep a couple of minutes after the time she’d told me to arrive, my new friend looked so startled I thought I’d got the wrong day. Wrapped in a towel and dripping wet from the shower, she gestured at the...

6 Tips for Booking the Perfect Italian Villa

Sweeping views of the Tuscan countryside, lazy afternoons spent poolside, al fresco dining… what’s not to love about staying in an Italian villa? It gives you space to make yourself at home in the charming location of your choice, with little touches of luxury as an added bonus. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you’re planning the perfect villa getaway. Narrow down your location. The first order of business is to figure out what region to stay in. Do you prefer an urban getaway or a quiet lakeside retreat? Tuscany is a particularly popular choice, famed for its verdant...

The Top 8 Fishing Boat Tours All Around the World

With the holiday season approaching steadily, fishing boat tours is definitely, what you should take for this summer. They are super cheap and enhance your experience greatly. You will see various places around the world while sailing on the boat. It sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? Well, this dream can be turned into the reality if you visit these 10 best places around the world, which make for the most picturesque fishing boat tours ever. So, wait no further, pack your bags, book your tickets, and find yourself rowing through the beautiful rivers and oceans over the world. Have a look at...

Bulgaria’s crumbling ode to socialism

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The German city beloved by Chinese

It’s easy to understand why Germany’s oldest city attracts so many tourists. After all, Trier, a former capital of the Roman Empire, is home to the largest number of Roman ruins outside Rome, while the surrounding vineyards produce some of the country’s finest wines. But for the roughly 150,000 Chinese who visit every year – more than any other German destination – Trier’s legacy as the birthplace of Karl Marx is the main draw. Renowned as the father of socialism, Marx believed that the struggle between the ruling classes and oppressed classes was fuelled...

What’s in a name: France’s fight over chocolate pastry

Food Wars is a series from BBC Travel that invites you to feel the heat when passions flare around beloved dishes that shape a culture’s identity. Join more than three million BBC Travel fans by liking us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. If you liked this story, sign up for the weekly bbc.com features newsletter called “If You Only Read 6 Things This Week”. A handpicked selection of stories from BBC Future, Earth, Culture, Capital and Travel, delivered to your inbox every...

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