Mediterranean cruises are the most magical cruise and a big hit with passengers. In recent years, Mediterranean cruises have become popular all over the world and have drawn travellers from around the world. If you are planning a short cruise or mini cruise in the Mediterranean, you will have the opportunity to experience a rapidly wonderful Mediterranean lifestyle, their culture and the beautiful Mediterranean climate. The Mediterranean coast offers some of the most exotic destinations, and each stage of the trip is certainly special and memorable.
Mediterranean cruises are full of surprises and you will be delighted to discover its rich history and culture throughout Mediterranean cruise holiday. Food lovers are in for a treat as the Mediterranean is famous for its wide variety of delicious cuisine.
Some of the main ports on a Mediterranean cruise are in Lisbon, Athens, Barcelona and Rome. Other popular ports are that of Valletta and the Monte Carlo. You may also choose to see the old Neolithic temples of Malta.
In recent years, many economists have recognized that the lack of effective real estate laws can be a significant barrier to investment in many developing countries like Istanbul property. In most societies, rich and poor, a significant fraction of the total wealth is in the form of land and buildings.
Middle Eastern and Russian investors are being lured to Istanbul to buy luxury real estate now that property laws have been relaxed, the economy is strong, prices are relatively cheap in comparison with other countries and Turkey is viewed as a safe haven. A new wave of wealthy investors from the Gulf nations and Russia is gradually looking to invest in luxury developments in dynamic Istanbul, persuaded by a relaxation in property laws, competitive prices and a thriving economy.
The changes in Turkish property laws was approved in May this year and changed a reciprocity rule that only allowed investors from countries where Turkish nationals could buy real estate to buy property in Turkey.
Turkish property prices marked the third-fastest growth in the world for the first half of the year, behind Brazil. Oil-rich investors from the Gulf area and Russia are taking advantage of the new changes in law at a fast speed. The investors have been offered to purchase investment properties in Istanbul with high rental yields, bearing in mind that most of them have already purchased lifestyle luxurious properties on seaside resorts along the Mediterranean coast.Filed under Travel | Comment (0)
The first one of the year! There are lots of fun things to do in London this weekend and here are my recommendations:
The London Bike Show 12 – 15 January 2013, Excel London
Being a bit of a bike nutt I have been looking forward to this show for a while. The London Bike Show is one of the largest and most exciting cycling events within the UK. It’s a great place to go and have look at the latest in bicycle design, buy some new gear and watch some amazing cycling demos. Also The London Bike Show runs alongside The Outdoors Show, The Active Travel Show and the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show, and tickets are valid for entry to all four shows meaning that you can have four experiences rolled into one.
Royal College of Art: Students’ Work In Progress Show – 12 – 18 January 2013 – FREE
See some great art from up and coming artists from the The Royal College of Art in Kensington. The college will be exhibiting work from its best students studying Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, Fashion, Textiles, Painting and Sculpture. Who know’s who you might discover?Filed under Travel | Comment (0)
A family holiday to remember awaits in Turkey, the country where East meets West. As well as some of the best beaches in the world, Turkey offers a fantastic climate and numerous captivating cultural attractions. With a range of great all inclusive holidays to Turkey, it’s still possible to find cheap deals this summer.
Activities and Things to Do
Cheap holidays to Turkey are a great option for those on a tight budget, with something to satisfy the whole family.With some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, it might be difficult to convince your family to leave your resort. From snorkelling to waterskiing, most Turkish resorts have a great range of water sports and activities to choose from, ideal for the keeping the whole family entertained. Turkey’s mountainous interior offers similarly breathtaking scenery and is great for hiking, mountain climbing, and cycling. And don’t worry about whether your children will eat the food while on holiday—Turkish food offers many dishes similar to many Greek and Mediterranean favourites, making it appealing to many fussy eaters’ palates.
Places to Visit
There is certainly no shortage of great days out in Turkey, with some of Europe’s best-preserved classical sites and most cosmopolitan and exciting cities. No holiday to Turkey would be complete without a visit to the ancient city of Ephesus, famous for its vast Roman theatre and once the site of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Istanbul ranks among Europe’s most captivating cities, and with chic modern cafes and bars alongside monumental historic attractions, such as Hagia Sofia, offers the best of new and old.
The island of Kekova, near Antalya, attracts thousands of tourists every year who are drawn to the famous submerged ruins of Dolchiste. Visitors have to take a boat ride over to the island from the mainland. Having disembarked near the ruins of a Byzantine chapel families often hire snorkels and masks to explore the beautifully clear waters. For a break, visit the provincial capital city of Antalya where you can shop for authentic handicrafts and dine in traditional restaurants. There are a number of significant classical sites near Antalya which are perfect for a day’s excursion, including Termessos, Perge and Aspendos. Because you’ll be saving money on hotel food and activities, all inclusive holidays to Turkey allow you and your family to enjoy great day trips and excursions without having to worry too much about how much you’re spendingFiled under Travel | Comment (0)
The Vatican in Rome
Nearly everyone dreams of which the once? Eternal city? to see. This is now no longer a problem, not for nothing is it called?? Many roads lead to Rome?.Whether you are comfortable with the plane, train, bus or car arrive, the difference in stress.
Whether you come to Rome because of its history, its art treasures, parks, architecture or just to shop. Everyone comes here, their money. In this city full of life. Rest are found in the beautiful gardens and contemplation in the Vatican. The old city and the Vatican, with its most famous monument, St. Peter’s were in 1980 by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.
Access to the Palatine is obtained including the purchase of a ticket for the Colosseum. A masterpiece of ancient architecture. For the visit of the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill, one should bring a lot of time.
Since you can do almost everything in Rome on foot, the city is exploring very individual. The sightseeing tours take you through small lanes and suddenly you’re back in front of a historic building. Whether Parthenon, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navonna with Bernini’s Fountain, Piazza di Spagna, with its beautiful fountain (by Bernini’s father) or the Spanish Steps. Rome’s most famous shopping street, Via Condotti, Piazza connects to the Via del Corso. Here on the Via Condotti, one finds including the famous Cafe? Greco? or the well-known fashion labels have their sales areas, such as Bulgari, Gucci and Laura Biagiotti. Rest you find with a cappuccino in one of the many cafes.
Will you escape the hustle and bustle of the vibrant city, take a trip to the Vatican. St. Peter’s Basilica the visitor can freeze almost in awe. This huge size, the artistic design, a paradise for art lovers. The majestic silence invites you to linger and one for contemplation.
The collections of the Vatican museums, the visitor should not miss, especially the ceiling fresco by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel.Another highlight is the four punches Raphael. In these works he has immortalized many personalities, so you can find on the? Disputa del Sacramento? including Julius II, or the architects and builders Bramante.
Rome is definitely worth a visit. Accommodation is available in all price ranges, as are the flights. The best time to visit is in spring. In summer it is very hot in the city. Also, the onset of autumn is wonderful for the city to conquer. Well, not the visitor captured the city, the city wins the visitor and who wants to return to Rome, which should not neglect to throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain, with his right hand over your right shoulder? Sun, you will return again and again.Filed under Travel | Comment (0)
Millions of visitors and locals use every year the free ferry from the southern tip of Manhattan to the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Iceland. For most passengers on the Staten Ferry Iceland takes to stay on the outlying island of Manhattan only a few minutes, because it’s back already with the next flight back. From now on, tourists the sights of Staten Iceland first discovered on a hop-on, hop-off Tour by Gray Line.
The new Discover Staten Iceland Tour Gray Line of agency is part of the New York tourism office NYC & Company campaign started Go Local, the more visitors in the four boroughs outside of Manhattan?Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Iceland? to attract.
The guided tours start just a few steps from the ferry terminal and run past the museum area Snug Harbor Cultural Center, the Botanical Garden, the Forest Avenue Shopping Area, Staten Iceland Zoological Society and the Alice Austen House Museum and Park, the Gray Line ticket costs the equivalent of 9.50 euros and guests can pause the tour at any stop of any length. The buses depart every hour and are daily between 10 und 17 clock. During the trip several times to do impressive views of the skyline of Manhattan, the Verrazano Bridge and the Statue of Liberty on.
Only in 2005, the St. George Ferry Terminal was extensively renovated. Since then, there are signs and maps the incoming passengers the way to the main attractions of Staten Iceland. In addition, recently there is an information center for visitors.Filed under Travel | Comment (0)
Lake Baikal located in Siberia is the world’s deepest and oldest lake. Also it is the largest freshwater source containing one-fifth of world’s water supply. Lake Baikal contains outstanding varieties of endemic species of flora and fauna. It is surrounded by areas of high scenic and ethic values. It is a rift valley, starting from Baikal rift zone where the crust of the earth is pulling apart. Even though being the deepest lake, the waters are well-mixed and well oxygenated. The snowy lake along with islands looks astonishing beautiful on the backdrop of Baikal Mountains. It is the only confined freshwater lake where gas hydrates exists.
The world famous Baikal seals, one of the three entirely freshwater seal populations are situated all around the lake. Neutrino researches are conducted in Baikal Deep Underwater Neutrino Telescope, which is deployed in Baikal kale. The climate is mostly cooler, and due to this climate the lake usually freezes in January. There are many hot springs near the lake, the water of which is of excellent quality and pure. Lake Baikal’s beauty is so exceptional and so is the beauty of the area surrounding it. The Trans-Siberian Railway provides the easy access to the Lake Baikal truly the nature’s wonder.Filed under Travel | Comment (0)
The Great Barrier Reef, situated in the along the coast of northeast Australia, is one of the largest marine park in the world and is comprised of many individual coral reefs. The climate will be hot and rainy with sunshine all over the year. Mostly the shallow water is formed over the reef with the surface temperature of about 21 to 38 Celsius.
The high surface temperature is ideal for the growth of many sea plants and serves as home for many sea animals. The sea animals found in the reef are about 300 species of corals, anemones, sponges and varieties of lobsters. The algae mostly red and green algae are characteristic traits of the reef. The Whitsundays and Cairns are the major tourist locations situated on the coast of the reef. Further, there are 900 islands lying across the barrier reef.
In order to attract tourists, many activities such as day tours, cruise ships, bare boats, passenger ferries and helicopters are being operated between the reef islands. The major islands like Hagerstown, Great Keppel, Beware, Hayman, Fitzroy, etc has number of private resorts attracting millions of tourists from all over the island. The sandy beaches, fascinating green forests and enchanting blue waters create an awesome stage for a perfect holiday tour.Filed under Travel | Comment (0)
A famous tourist destination of Egypt other than Pyramids is Hurghada, a famous sea resort. The Hurghada is a busy sea town located on the shores of red sea stretching a coast of about 40 km. Though the city was founded in the early 20th century, it had shown a rapid development and expansion of the tourism industry during late 1980’s due to the foreign investments and the Egyptian government. The Tourism department provides many aquatic adventures like sailing, surfing, diving, windsurfing, deep-sea fishing and snorkeling.
The sunshine all over the year, blue waters and pleasant weather keeps the water warm providing the ideal environment for tourism. The sandy desert beaches, green palm trees and cool breeze will surely provide the better vacation. The famous resort centers in and near the Hurghada are Al Quesir, Sharm El Naga, El Gouna, Al-Mahmya, Soma bay and Makadi bay. The Makadi bay is a classic spot to enjoy the vacations and it holds the one of the finest five star hotels, Le Meridian. The Le Meridian boosts to have the best swimming pools in the world. El Gouna is another luxurious town with lots of private villas and resorts. Hurghada itself has an airport connecting with prominent cities in the world.
Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain, is the highest peak in the whole of Africa. It is actually an inactive volcano with three volcanic erupt peaks of Kibo, Shira and Mawenzi. Though the region is located in the tropical region of Tanzania, the Kilimanjaro Mountain is surrounded by the snow and ice.
The Kilimanjaro is about 6000 meters above the sea level and located in the northern Tanzania near Kenya border. The Mount Kilimanjaro has evolved as the home of mountaineers and trekkers during recent years. The climate is neither too hot nor cold but it is warm and wet. So the best months to trek or climb the Kilimanjaro are January and September. As you go high on the mountain, the temperature may fall even below zero degrees.
The peak is surrounded by the green plains of savannah lands. The green savannahs contain mostly trees like bamboos, juniperus and other tropical trees. There would be alpine desert above 400meters supporting less vegetation like pines and lichens. The Chala Lake, formed from the craters, is an exciting place to visit for its magnificent beauty. The number of hotels and resorts were available in the Moshi town, the nearest town to Kilimanjaro.