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Posted April 30th, 2012 at 08:02am
Capital city of Jamaica is home of the some of the most important attractions in the island country. While vacationing in Kingston, you would be enjoying one of the best holidays of your life.
Kingston, the capital city of Jamaica is an integral part of the island country. No Jamaica holidays are completed without visiting Kingston. The city allows you to experience perfect blend of culture, history, traditions and nightlife. There are few magnificent museums in the capital city and Bob Marley Museum is the most popular one. If you are a music lover and want to know about the life of father of reggae i.e., Bob Marley, you cannot miss out on visiting this museum.
Bob Marley Museum is the most visited site in the entire city. Today’s museum was once residence of the singer-songwriter. In this clapboard house, Bob Marley spent his last years. While walking around the museum, you can go through Marley memorabilia. You can also enjoy screenings of movies based on the singer’s life. Hardcore reggae fans never miss on visiting this museum while enjoying holidays in Jamaica.
Another worth visiting museums in Kingston is National Gallery. This is a must visit attraction for art lovers. This is not among the most popular attractions in the city. However, if you are fond of arts, you cannot afford to ignore the museum. While walking through the alleys of the gallery, you get an opportunity to take a closer look at magnificent artworks of renowned artists especially Edna Manley. She was one of the most famous sculptors and came into prominence in 19th century. Moreover, she was the wife of Jamaica’s Ex- Prime Minister. Large number of art lovers plan cheap holidays to Jamaica and visit this museum to take a look at bronze statue of Bob Marley by Christopher Gonzales.
Devon House is one of the most important historical sites in the city. History lovers arranging holidays in Montego Bay, always travel to Kingston especially to spend time in this old mansion. This beautiful mansion was built by George Stiebel in 1881. Stiebel was among the first black millionaires in the entire Caribbean region. While strolling around the mansion, you would come across number of couple of restaurants, crafts shop, pastry shop and a bakery.
If you want to add freshness of nature to your holidays to Jamaica, make sure you are going to visit Hope Botanical Gardens. These gardens span over 50 acres and are located in the middle of Kingston. You can spend time in tranquil garden and establish a new relation of the nature. Main highlights in these gardens are orchid house, cactus garden, an ornamental pod and forest garden.
Posted April 30th, 2012 at 07:40am
No matter whether you are water sports lovers or looking for an incredible honeymoon destination, Maldives would always remain in the top priorities. This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the entire Asia. Every year hundreds and thousands of people plan cheap holidays to Maldives to experience spectacular beach life. The country is home to over 9000 small islets. Besides gorgeous beaches, the archipelago is also famous for its intriguing culture and traditions and rich past.
Beaches complete Maldives holidays. If you are ignoring beaches while visiting Maldives, you are missing out on the most important attraction of the country. Some of the most popular beaches in Maldives are Royal Island Paradise, Sun Island Beach, Fuammulak and Paradise Island. These beaches are not only famous for their serenity and tranquillity but also for the availability of wide array of marine activities. Some of the aquatic activities you can be a part of are swimming, snorkelling, diving and sailing. However, surfing is the activity that entices large number of adventure lovers.
Cheap holidays to the Maldives are a life time opportunity for surfing lovers. While surfing in the waters of archipelago, you get an opportunity to understand new definition of thrill and adventure. Whether you are an expert or just starting up with the sport, you can easily find surfing destination that suits your level in best possible way. Sites that are recommended for beginners allow you to master the skill. Popular stretch that is apt for surfing is known as Chickens. This spectacular surfing spot is located along the North Male Atoll's eastern reef. Another notable surfing spot in the country is Cokes.
Male, the capital city also needs a special mention, if planning holidays to Maldives. Capital city does not have beach however, it doesn't mean that you cannot get a feel of beach life. It has an artificial beach where you can indulge in variety of marine activities. Another worth visiting attraction in the city is Grand Friday Mosque. This is the largest museum in country and is also known as Masjid-al-Sultan Mohammed Thakurufaanu-al-A "z" Zam. Sultan Ibrahim Iskandhar built this beautiful mosque in 1656.
If you are an art lover, visiting this museum is a must. While visiting the mosque, you can take a closer look at coral engravings and spectacular minarets. The mosque also features tombs of members of royal families and number of national heroes. History lovers plan holidays to the Maldives especially to visit the National Museum in the capital city of Male. Ex-Prime Minister inaugurated this museum on November 11th 1952.
National Museum was established to preserve the history of the country. The museum is governed by Maldivian Centre for Linguistic and Historical Research. There are three floors in the museum. Exhibitions in the museum exhibit stone objects, historical artifacts, royal antiquities and fragments. If you want to feel the refreshment of nature, Jumhoorie Maidan is the place to visit. It is located in Republic square of Maldives and was established in 1989. It has emerged as main venue for social gatherings.
Posted April 28th, 2012 at 09:18am
If you are looking to spend your next vacation in a small town where metropolitan chaos is not known, Faro needs to be there on your priority list.
Faro is a small yet striking municipality located in the southern Portugal. There is so much to enjoy and explore in the small area that it has become an important tourist destination in the country. While enjoying Holidays in Faro, you can feel the tranquility of nature, thrill of adventurous activities and intriguing factor of past.
One of the most popular attractions that create an urge in tourists to plan Holidays to Faro is Ria Formosa National Park. This is among the most important attractions in Portugal. While visiting the national park, you get an opportunity to explore rich wildlife. Number of animal species has inhabited the park. Wildlife lovers visit the national park to take a look at unique species such as elusive Sultan chicken and various wintering birds. You would come across several endangered species as well. You can have great time at the secluded islands of Tavira, Armona and Barretta.
If you want to peep into the rich past of Faro, you cannot afford to miss on visiting Capela dos Ossos. It also known as the Chapel of Bones and is among the most bizarre attractions in the city. It was built in 19th century and features 1200 human skulls. Besides its gloomy feel, the chapel is also known for its architectural blend of Renaissance and Gothic styles. This blend lures large number architecture lovers to plan Faro holidays.
Faro is also known for its museums. Most important museum in the city is Faro Archaeological Museum. It is strategically located in Convento de Nossa Senhora da Assuncao. This is another must-visit site for those looking to explore archeological history of Portugal. While walking through the alleys of the museum, you can take a look at ancient artifacts in addition to archeological pieces. Other items that are displayed in the exhibits are Roman Mosaics, artifacts from the moors and spectacular Portuguese art.
Another popular museum in the city is Maritime Museum Almirante Ramalho Ortigão. This is the best place to know about the maritime history of the country. If your kids are interested in joining Navy or in becoming marines, plan cheap holidays to Faro and take them to this museum. It features magnificent collection of centuries old marine artifacts displayed in chronological order. While taking a closer look at the exhibits, you would come across shops, equipment and tools that were an important part of Portuguese fishing culture.
Posted April 28th, 2012 at 07:31am
Coastal attractions are the main highlight of Hurghada as it is located by the Red Sea. Its proximity to major tourist cities such as Sharm El Sheikh and Luxor compel tourists to plan holidays to Hurghada. While vacationing in Hurghada, you would never find dearth of aquatic adventure. Moreover, you can sit back on the powdery sand and feel the tranquility of nature. If you want to peep into the rich history of Egypt, you can visit the neighboring town of Luxor.
Luxor is located in the southwest direction of Hurghada. While visiting the site you can explore some of the most important Egyptian sites. History lovers planning cheap Hurghada holidays always prefer to travel to Luxor. While roaming around the historical city, you would come across variety of monuments, tombs and temples. One of the most important temples in the city is the Karnak Temple. It is also known as Karnak Temple Complex as it consists of decayed temples, pylons and chapels.
Popular attractions in the complex are Precinct of Amun-Re, Precinct of Mut, Precinct of Montu and Temple of Amenhotep IV. Other important attractions in the city are Luxor Museum, Valley of the Kings, the Mummification Museum and valley of the queens. Qena is another historical region in the outskirts that creates an urge in people to plan cheap holidays to Hurghada. It is also located in the southwestern direction of the city. It is not at all tough to reach the city as it has a great network of highways and roads.
Your visit to the city allows you to explore number of historical sites. One of the most important sites in the city is temple complex strategically located in Dendera area (in outskirts of Qena). The Temple of Hathor is among the most popular temples in the complex. The Temple Precinct is another worth mentioning temple in Dendera. Cheap holidays in Hurghada are incomplete without visiting city is Sharm el Sheikh. This is one of the top notch beachfront regions in Egypt. To reach Sharm, you need to travel towards northeastern side of Hurghada. You can feel the serenity of tranquil waters as the city is located by the Gulf of Aqaba. While visiting the city, you would come across stunning bays.
The spectacular bays feature gorgeous sandy beaches. Scuba diving and snorkelling are some of the most popular activities that can be enjoyed in the beach waters. You can easily find hotels that offer snorkelling and scuba diving tours. Other popular aquatic activities that can be enjoyed are windsurfing, sailing, parasailing and glass-bottom boating. While enjoying Hurghada holidays would be considered incomplete without visiting Port Safaga which is just 50 miles away. This port area has emerged as one of the top rated resort areas in Egypt. It is located by Red Sea. In other words, you won't find dearth of refreshing tinge. Windsurfing is the most popular activity that can be enjoyed in the waters of Port Safaga. While diving in, you would come across variety of sea creatures and exuberant underwater vegetation.
Posted April 27th, 2012 at 08:09am
Luxor is a rich historical city where you can explore intriguing Egyptian past. There are number of temples, structures and valleys in the city.
Do you think Cairo is the only place where you can explore rich Egyptian history? If your answer is yes, you are slightly wrong as there are few other cities in the country where history breathes in every corner. One such city is Luxor. Plan holidays to Luxor, if you want to peep into the rich past of Egypt. There are number of old structures, temples, tombs and valleys that keep history lovers to visit the city time and again.
There are two most popular historical valleys that create an urge in history lovers to plan cheap Luxor holidays. They are known as Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. These valleys are among the most prominent attractions in the city. While visiting the Valley of the Kings, you can know about the Egyptian concept of afterlife. There are number of tombs in the valley. However, only 30 to 40 are open to public. Tombs of Merneptah, Ramesses IV, Ramesses IX and Ramesses VI are among the most popular ones.
While visiting fascinating Valley of Queens, you can take a look at the tombs of kids and wives of Egypt world Pharaohs belong to 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. According to experts, there are more than 70 burial sites in the valley. This compels history lovers to spend holidays in Luxor. One of the most important tombs in the valley is the Tomb of Nefertiti. This tomb is closed for public however, you can visit tombs of Amenherkhepshef and Queen Tyti. While entering into the tombs, you need to wear shoe pads and masks.
City of Luxor is also known for its variety of temples. Temple of Luxor is one of the most important temples that you would come across in the city. It was built by King Amenhotep III and King Ramesses II as main venue for the Festival of Opet. The grand structure has several separate sections. Every section has specific purpose. Popular buildings in the city are Mosque of Abu'l Haggag, Court of Ramesses II, Pylons and the Court of Amenhotep II.
Another temple that you should be visiting while spending Luxor holidays is the Karnak Temple. The temple was built around 2000 years ago as a tribute to Khonsu, Mut and Theben triad of Amon. The temple covers an area of 200 acres. Amon enclosure in the temple spans over 60 acres. Another highlight of the temple is Hypostyle Hall featuring 134 columns.
Posted April 27th, 2012 at 07:34am
Theme parks define Orlando in best possible way. All through the year, number of families book flights to Orlando to spend incredible time with their kids. List of attractions in the city is quite long. Apart from theme parks, you can visit museums, enjoy live shows and brush up your golfing skills. Undoubtedly, Walt Disney Resort is the iconic attraction in the city.
This is one of the largest resorts in the entire USA. The resort is home to four theme parks namely Magic Kingdom Park, Disney's Animal Kingdom Park, Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Every theme park has its own specialty. If you are fond of Disney cartoon characters, browse through cheap Orlando flights to visit Magic Kingdom Park in Disney World. While strolling around, you would come across characters such as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Magic Kingdom is truly a magical place where not only kids but people of all age groups can have great time.
Disney Hollywood Studios is another popular theme park in the resort. Every year millions of cinema lovers book flights to Orlando from UK especially to visit this theme park. The theme park covers an area of 135 acres. Major highlights of the theme park are Echo Lake, Hollywood Boulevard, Pixar Place, Animation Courtyard, Streets of America and Sunset Boulevard. In other words, while strolling around Hollywood Studios, you can take a look at the different facets of cinema and Hollywood. People interested in knowing about animation never miss out on opportunity to visit Pixar Place and Animation Courtyard.
Are you fond of wildlife? If you are nodding your head in yes, browse through London to Orlando flights to explore the largest animal park in the world. The animal kingdom park features around 2500 species and over 17,000 animals. Most popular themed areas in the park are Discovery Island, Africa, Asia, Rafiki's Planet Watch and DinoLand USA. If you want to take a look at scientific and technological achievements of human race, you should start your excursion from Epcot.
Epcot, the theme park is twice as big as Magic Kingdom. While walking around the park, you would come across variety of attractions such as Spaceship Earth, Imagination!, Innoventions and The Seas with Nemo and Friends. Other popular attractions in Disney World Resort that keep people booking flights to Orlando from London are Disney's Blizzard Beach and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon.
Gatorland is another popular attraction in Orlando. This is the place where you can know about alligators and crocodiles in detail. It features various reptile shows in addition to several educational programs that allow you to know about the importance of preservation of these creatures. Orlando is also famous for its museums. One of the most important museums in the city is Ripley's Believe it or Not! This "Odditorium" feature some of the most bizarre things and achievements in the world. If you want to take a look at the unbelievable, weird and strange things, book Orlando flights and spend quality time in this museum.