Switzerland is Europe's most expensive country to go to. Nevertheless, despite of its small size, it has so much to offer and it’s extremely diverse (just like some other little countries I love - Georgia, Albania or Slovenia). You might know Switzerland because of the Alps but not that many heard about the Swiss Riviera full of palm trees and Mediterranean climate. Unfortunately, unlike the aforementioned countries, travelling through Switzerland might break the bank if you’re not careful enough - well, that only applies to those on a budget - if you’re rich, this post is not for you ;). Here there are some tips on how to save money while visiting Switzerland - based on my own experiences and our journey across this beautiful Alpine country.
Not so long ago (until 2010), Egypt was one of the most popular destinations in the world. The reasons, of course, are self explanatory - the world’s best known and incredibly well preserved ancient civilization as well as the paradise Red Sea resorts. Although some terrorist attacks on tourists had occurred prior to that year from time to time, the country hadn’t been considered too dangerous. Things changed after the Arab Spring in 2011 and the tourism industry suffered dramatically. Now, some years have passed and Egypt has been slowly regaining its shattered reputation despite the random disruptions of peace that are still rarely happening. What is visiting Egypt now like? Is it safe to travel to Egypt nowadays and enjoy it as a typical tourist destination?
Azores, the Portuguese Archipelago, although being so unique and attractive, receives only a a fraction of the hordes of tourists heading to the other parts of Macaronesia: Canaries or Madeira. Those who make it here, come mainly for hot springs and the unspoiled nature. But the towns are also truly worth mentioning. Ponta Delgada - the capital of the Azores is one of the most beautiful towns I've seen. You can clearly feel the Portuguese touch expressed in the architectural style and narrow streets, however Ponta Delgada has its own, distinctive appearance: whitewashed buildings are decorated with black volcanic basalt rock around the corners and window edges which creates a beautiful, unique design throughout the city.
Soca River in Slovenia is one of the most beautiful rivers I've ever seen. It's only a river but it's in no way ordinary. If you know the famous Verzasca River in Switzerland, Soca is similar. However, having visited both, Soca remains my favorite. It's located near the cozy village of Bovec in Julian Alps where you can enjoy many activities: rafting, swimming, hiking and climbing.
Soca River has an unbelievably beautiful hue of turquoise and blue. It's so crystal clear than it could pass for a tropical sea. Although Soca is only a mountainous stream, in places it's deep enough to enjoy a swim or jump on a hot, summer day. Read on to find out where exactly to find the most attractive parts of the river and how to get there from Bovec.
Over the years Dubai has emerged as the hot spot for holidays. The tourism authority of Dubai has invested a lot of time and money to help Dubai emerge as “THE” place to visit. Be it shopping, beaches, parks, museums, mosques and infrastructure everything has been built and developed of remarkable standards, which collectively ensure maintaining a high influx of tourists all year round.
There are a lot of things you can do to help ensure that your vacation goes smoothly, and some of those things you can do before you ever set foot out of your house. For example, packing well! If you have all of the essentials when you land at your vacation hotspot, you can start having fun from day one, instead of wasting time scrambling to get what you need.
This isn’t an exhaustive list, but rather a bare essentials list for light packers. If you’re into bringing everything but the kitchen sink, however, this list will also be useful to you, because you’ll need the things on this list anyway! Of course, packing lists will vary by region, but this all-purpose warm weather packing list will prepare you for many destinations around the world.
Travelling is one of the greatest joys in life, and while planning a bit trip is undoubtedly exciting, it’s important to approach every holiday or getaway with some caution and thought. After all, there are many different facets that are involved in planning a big trip, and if you’re not careful, you’re burn crazy amounts of money along the way. Think carefully, don’t be whimsical and always doubt check for a better detail before you enter in your credit card details. With that in mind we’ll take a look at some of the main things to keep in mind when planning a big trip overseas.
Italy is quite simply exquisite. It is a wonderland for travellers in search of breath-taking vistas, beautiful buildings and balmy weather, filled with delights both cultural and gastronomical. This is something visitors to its shores have long discovered. Transformed into the cultural capital of the world by the ancient Romans who peopled it, it still retains a love of art and literature, as well as the rich and delicious cuisine it has so long been famed for. Should you ever find yourself fortunate enough to visit, here are five authentic Italian dishes you can’t miss out on trying!
The main attraction of Lencois Maranhenses is of course the endless dunes which I described in the previous post. However, the second day of our trip in the region was no less exciting. The Pequenos Lencois which literally means "little Lencois" can also boast beautiful dunes filled with temporary lakes, rain forest rivers abundant with wildlife, golden beaches and tiny villages. And what's best, it's pretty much off the beaten path and you'll see very few tourists here.
The Bran castle is probably Romania's most popular tourist attraction as its associated with the main character of the famous vampire story - Dracula. Located in the forested region of Transylvania, it's easy to reach and visited by hordes of tourists and organised groups. But what is the castle really like? Is it unique and worth seeing? Or is it yet another overrated tourist attraction?