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    Top 5 beaches in Asia

    Posted In: Beaches by cooldude

    beaches in AsiaSo your wedding is round the corner and you want to celebrate your togetherness by gifting your spouse a honeymoon of a lifetime. Now destinations will depend a lot on the preference of your spouse. Nevertheless if he/she loves nature at its magnificent best, is a water baby and loves to party like no one is watching, then no other destination can work out better than a beach. When it comes to beaches, Asia sure has a lot to offer in its repertoire. Find below top 5 beach destinations of Asia that is sure to take your breath away.

    1. Palawan, Philippines: Palawan is an island which is located in the Mimaropa region. Quite a popular attraction among tourists, Palawan is known allover for its amazing beaches, primeval caves, lush green tropical forest and picturesque mountain ranges. All in all its truly paradise at its best in the lap of Mother Earth.

    2. Bali, Indonesia: When it comes to absolute solace and total tranquility, no other destination can match Bali. The destination is home to numerous magnificent beaches such as Sanur Beach, Kuta beach, Seminyak Beach and Legian beach. When in Bali you can enjoy a great surf as well. Now posing a striking contrast to its tranquility, the destination is also known for its thriving nightlife. Talking about food, Bali has lots of local lip smacking delicacies to offer as well. And Bali’s sunset and sunrise are bound to take your breath away.

    3. Phuket, Thailand: From white sandy pristine beaches, to ocean which is as blue as it gets, from lush velvety green jungles to the soul pampering massages, Phuket has it all! You can even visit the stunning James Bond Island to enjoy snorkeling.

    4. Male, Maldives: Maldives is known all over not only for its outstanding natural extravaganza but also for its man-made recreations. The destination is basically a coral island cluster, thus giving you the taste of water life at its best. Want to discover the mysterious under ocean life with your loved one; at Maldives you can easily do so. Grab your, scuba gear, get hold of a trainer and discover majesty at its very best. Now coming to local cuisines, nothing more needs to be said about Maldives. Tourists come from all over the globe to get a taste of the finger licking goodness of local seafood.

    5. Goa, India: Goa is known as India’s beach capital which is home to some odd 40 beaches. Amazing food, fun water sports, and a riot of colors is what Goa is all about. And if cheap yet trendy shopping is your deal, no other destination can live up to your expectation.

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    Where to find European food in Shanghai

    Posted In: Adventure by cooldude

    European food in ShanghaiShanghai is considered to be one of the most modern places in the world and if you pay a visit there you will be astonished to explore those great places. When it comes to food people do not compromise on it and that is why there are some of the best restaurants here. If you are fond of European food then Shanghai has lots of restaurants who serve them. Given below are the restaurants where you will find European food in Shanghai:

    • Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet- it has a wide range of European food and it is well known for its reception and quality of food. Located near The Bund, Ultraviolet is considered as the best place to dine in Shanghai. Apart from European food it also serves contemporary and French dishes as well. The overall atmosphere and decoration is excellent and people have highly recommended this place for its culinary level. Although the price is a bit on the higher side but with the food and drinks which are served it would not affect you at all.

    • The Cathay Room- this is another restaurant where you will find some delicious European food. It has also got the Certificate of Excellence 2013 for the good food they serve. People who have visited this restaurant have said that it has a homely ambience which makes it a must visit when you are in Shanghai. It is located near Pudong skyline and the view from this restaurant is excellent.

    • The House of Roosevelt- this restaurant was also awarded the Certificate of Excellence 2013 and it is highly recommended for those who love European food. Apart from European they also serve continental and international dishes. In addition to this it has an amazing wine bar with some of the best drinks in the world. The location of The House of Roosevelt is also something that attracts people. You will be able to see the bends in the river while enjoying your food here.

    • Grill Room- Grill Room is another restaurant which is very popular for European dishes. In fact it only serves European food and nothing else. The service is excellent in this restaurant and the steaks are outstanding. It is located near the Shanghai New International Expo Center. The price of the food is also reasonable and the homely atmosphere will definitely make you visit this place again.

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    Places to Visit in Machu Picchu

    Posted In: Destinations by cooldude

    Visit in Machu PicchuAlso known as ‘the lost city of Incas’ by many renowned archaeologists in the 1911 this city is a treat for people who are looking for an adventure holiday to go in their vacations. Declared as one by the UNESCO as the world heritage sites this place in Peru has got a rising popularity and if you are on a trip to Peru this place should not at all be missed. This place is a treat for history lovers too and can be make a family trip also. Remember always that if you are planning a vacation to Machu Picchu then the booking for the hotels you might want to live in has to be done way in advance. This is because sine a few years now this place has become a favourite tourist attraction and is always booked and filled by tourists.

    Before you start your hiking expedition (which is one activity which most people do) you need to reach this place by train and get down at the station of Ollantaytambo. Here is a small cafe which may prove to be the inception of your adventurous hike to the hills of Machu Picchu. The hills of this place are the main attraction- they are beautiful to look at and have such beautiful scenery and grandeur that it may be breathtaking once you reach. Remember always to be well equipped when the hiking starts.

    The ‘dead woman’s pass’ is a tricky first pass which is a major attraction for every tourist. The beauty is also captured by the sacred valley and the river that passes through it- the Urubamba River. It is a spectacular natural sight. Also, the Andes Mountains and their cover which are the tropical rainforests are fantastic and beautiful to look at too.

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    Mount Kilimanjaro AfricaThe majestic Mount Kilimanjaro is a historic image of Africa and an incredible trekking experience. From the exhibition of incredible forests and plains around its base, to the unforgettable experience of viewing the sunrise from its summit, a trekking trip to Kilimanjaro gives you a chance to view the world’s splendor and vastness. It is also one of the greatest physical challenges you can make your body go through. Below are few tips that should help you make the most out of your trip.

    Which route to take?

    If you approach the place from south, the Marangu route is popular, well worn and a quicker route than others. An alternative is the Lemosho route from the west. This takes longer than the Marangu route, but gives you the chance of viewing the natural beauty on the mountain, wildlife rich forests as well as the stunning visuals of the Shira Plateau.

    When to go?

    Kilimanjaro gets heavy rainfall from March to June and moderate rainfall from November to early December. January and February are the most pleasing months. Even the phase of July to September is warm and dry. These are the best times to go trekking on Kilimanjaro.

    Don’t rush it

    Those who come keeping time in hand are the ones who enjoy the trekking experience at Kilimanjaro the most. If you need to rush back home to get back to office soon, Kilimanjaro is not the right place. You should take time to acclimatize yourself to the great altitude of the place, and the rest of the trip should be a super fun experience.

    Train yourself

    You need to train yourself both physically and mentally. You must train yourself to go through long, tough walks, carrying the load of the heavy gear. The walk can at times be inclined too. You must also talk to people who have been here before, or read a lot of books and do proper research to have a clear knowledge about the various challenges that you will face at Kilimanjaro.

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    Mesmerizing Trip to Sri Lanka

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    Trip to Sri LankaSri Lanka can be can exciting tourist destination with its amazing beaches, rare wildlife and the historical monuments. There are many unique locations and places of interest which you should surely visit. There are some really interesting historic attractions which are near about 2500 years old. Temples, monuments and forts make it a really colorful place.

    a) Anuradhapur is a very old city and is regarded as a rich heritage site by UNESCO. Some of the most interesting tourist spots here are monasteries and Buddhist temples like Ruwanwelisaya and Sri Maha Bodhiya.
    b) Yala National Reserve gives you ample opportunities to have a view of the rare wildlife species. It is a huge park which is spread across a very wide distance and is completely green. It has elephants, leopards and buffaloes. Rare species of birds are also found here. Some of which are also on the verge of extinction.
    c) A trip to Ratnapura is an amazing experience because of the scenery that it offers to its visitors. Sinharaja rain forest is an exciting tourist spot from here.
    d) Unawatuna beach is an interesting coastline that allows you to have a beautiful evening among the golden sand and the pristine waters of the ocean. It provides you with a wide variety of exotic fish. This beach also gives an opportunity for scuba diving for the adventure lovers.
    e) Colombo is a very lively and colorful state. This has a lot of rural environment and ambiance that has a many exciting things to offer you.
    f) Dambulla is one of the major tourist attractions. It has immense archeological relevance. It provides a place for excavation projects.
    g) Kataragama is one of the best places in Sri Lanka, It is well known for the shrine of Lord Skanda. This place is very popular among the people because of its cultural relevance.

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    Planning a beach holiday in Thailand

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    beach holiday in ThailandThailand is famous for its beach luxury which draws in a huge host of tourists from all around the world every year. There is a galore of beaches adorning the Thai nation, each with its own distinct aura. Are you too planning a beach holiday in Thailand? Well, that’s great but your taut itinerary might not allow you to frequent all of them at one go- thus here is a post on the top That beaches so that you don’t miss out on the best of Thai beach culture.

    First and foremost you have the famous Patong beach. The picturesque Patong is situated on the Phuket island and its vibrant ambience all the year round has made it the most popular amidst the Thai beaches. The beach is well packed with gourmet and shopping destinations as well as great partying opportunities. Add on to it the beauty of the soft pristine sandy stretch & wide coastline that conjure up together to present a truly mesmeric view for you.

    Then, you have Maya Bay which is located at Ko Phi Phi. If Patong is famous for its vivacity & warmth, Maya is adored for its breathtaking scenery. The beach is said to present the best of scenery in entire Thailand. You will get boat trips that will sailt you towards Maya Bay to relish its spectacular view.

    Don’t miss out on Hat Sai Kaeo beach located at Ko Sametalso. It’s again one of the most scenic beaches here and is especially famous for the aquatic adventures it offers its travelers with. If you are in a mood for some thrilling fun in your beach holiday, Hat Sai is the place for you. The beach allows you to engage yourself in a wide variety of adventures such as windsurfing, jetskiing, swimming, banana boat riding and so on.

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    holiday destinations in SpainAre you planning for a family holiday? If you are getting confused regarding which place will be an ideal destination for you, then you can undoubtedly choose Spain, as it has proved to be one of the top locations to visit. Thousands of visitors visit this place time and time again because of the tourist attractions, the extraordinary weather and the charming nightlife. Spain can provide you the ultimate satisfaction that you will want being on a holiday. The top 2 places that in no way can be missed if you are visiting Spain are—

    Barcelona– Barcelona is the ideal place for those who have an attraction towards beautiful scenery. You and your can capture some outstanding creation of the nature. Primarily Barcelona was a only a sight-seeing spot but with time a wide range of galleries and museums have been built here. Slightly older children of yours should be thoroughly enjoyed with the culture that Barcelona provides. A perfect place for families who love to learn and explore and the transport facilities will not allow you miss anything that the city offers. If you are keen towards sports you should surely visit Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys and the Nou Camp Football Stadium.

    Benidorm— If you have a younger kid and is worried about your kid getting bored on a holiday, you must be there at Benidorm. Situated just outside of Alicante there are exotic sandy beaches and masses of entertainment at this place which is just too perfect for the families who are fond of fun and frolic. A must visit place in Benidorm is the Terra Mitica park where you would feel like staying for the whole day because of heart whelming scenario. Though, if you want to go away from the heat of the sun, options are available. The Aqualandia water park is the best place for those who love water rides or simply enjoy putting the legs into the water accompanied by the sun rays.

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    Honeymoon DestinationsThe life changing decision is made when two people decide to spend the rest of their life together. And each one of you will want to have a good start to it. The brides as well as the grooms start thinking about the places that they can visit for their honeymoon and start their married life only after the marriage date is fixed. A tough hunt continues till a suitable place is found where you can experience comfort, adventure and romance at the same time.

    Adventure at Fiji:

    In the South Pacific Ocean, in Melanesia the islands of Fiji are situated. Fiji has as much as 333 islands and the tall coconut trees, white sand and the turquoise water is a treat to your eyes. You can relax with your partner hand in hand in these long, spectacular beaches and get the ultimate peace of soul. An adventurous couple can dive into the water and play with the hidden world. Huge shopping malls can meet a shopaholic bride’s needs and amazing restaurants are also available for a foodie groom by serving tasty delicacies. In short, the islands of Fiji are an ideal place for all types of couples whether adventurous, or romantic.

    Comfort at Hidden sees Island, Germany:

    If you are looking for a quiet and serene place to start your married life, you can easily pack your luggage and visit this little island at the Baltic Sea in Germany which is called the Hidden see Island. You can spend hours talking to your partner on a bike, or going for a horse ride will be an all new experience. If you are tired of the regular high pitches that you are used to face and is looking for some peace, you can book the tickets for Hidden see Island and take your bride there without a second thought.

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    Dubai HolidayDubai is considered to be the ideal holiday destination among a majority of travel-lovers and rightly so. You get the opportunity of not only spending luxurious holidays in Dubai but you also get to enjoy the mesmerizing sights and the amazing climate in the city. It is a perfect holiday destination for not only couples but also for families. But it is very essential that you get acquainted with some of the aspects of the life in Dubai so that you can have a memorable holiday in Dubai.

    Firstly, the climatic conditions in Dubai are quite different. If you cannot bear very hot summers then you must visit the city during the winter months. The best time to visit the city is during Ramadan as it is the main festival of the city. But you have to make sure that you do not smoke, drink or eat in public if you are in Dubai during Ramadan.

    Secondly, you have to respect and abide by the local traditions and customs of Dubai. Immoral behavior is not at all tolerated here. The laws related to things such as alcohol, drug, sex and so on must be followed by you strictly so that you do not fall into trouble in the city.

    Thirdly, remember if you are staying in Dubai for a long time then you can hire a rental car as it is less expensive than the taxis in the city.

    Fourthly, there are certain things that you must do in Dubai. You have to go for a desert safari in Dubai for sure. You must undertake a ride in the hot air balloon here. Dubai is very popular for shopping as well. You can enjoy skiing in Dubai as well.

    Fifthly, you can speak English in Dubai. But ensure that you speak clearly so that you are not misinterpreted.

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    hong kong tour, travel asiaThe dynamic city of Hong Kong has recently become a very popular holiday destination among the tourists belonging to the different parts of the world. The history of Hong Kong is very interestingly reflected in the cityscape and its architecture. If you are visiting Hong Kong for the very first time then you might not be acquainted with the island that well. This article will highlight certain things that will help you when you visit Hong Kong.

    The languages spoken by the people of Hong Kong are Cantonese Chinese and English. So carry a translation book for Cantonese Chinese and not Mandarin Chinese. You know that Hong Kong is vulnerable to typhoons and the weather in the island is at times quite windy and chilly. Thus it is advised that you pack a raincoat, umbrella and jacket along with your other belongings. Since Macau is situated very close to Hong Kong. You can even plan a detour and spend a day or two in Macau.

    Shenzhen is another place that is close to Hong Kong. If you want to shop for electronic goods then a visit to Shenzhen is must. Remember that the currency that is valid in Hong Kong is the HKD (Hong Kong Dollars). Hong Kong is the most famous shopping destination in the world. Therefore make sure that you visit the popular shopping spots in Hong Kong such as Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon etc. You can even engage in bargaining in the local markets in Hong Kong and buy things at an affordable price.

    The subway is the main means of transportation around the island. But you should try to avoid the subway during the rush hours. You must visit the following top attractions in Hong Kong- Ocean Park, The Peak, Symphony of Lights, Disneyland, The Big Buddha and Ngong Ping Monastery etc.

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