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Posted February 29th, 2012 at 08:57am
Faro Holidays are the best way to explore different facets of Portugal. Gorgeous beaches, world class golf courses breathtaking natural landscapes and featured museums are most popular attractions in the city.
Portugal is among the most important tourists destinations in Europe. One of the most popular vacation destinations in the country is Faro. It is located in the southern Portugal. While enjoying holidays in Faro, you would come across gorgeous beaches, intriguing history and culture and traditions that are worth being part of. Golfing is another attraction that has made Faro an incredible tourist place.
While planning holidays to Faro, you cannot keep Ria Formosa National Park out of the list of attractions. The national park is located in the outskirts of Faro and is an integral part of the city. For wildlife lovers, this park is nothing less than a paradise. While strolling around, you would come across variety of animals. One of the most popular species that you would find in this park is Sultan Chicken. If you are a bird watcher, you must visit this park at least for once. The area is home numerous wintering birds. Lush surroundings allow you to take a closer look at the various plant species and breathe in the pure air. Other highlights in the national park are islands of Armona, Tavira and Barretta islands.
Capela dos Ossos is the next attraction in the city that remains in the top priorities of people planning cheap Faro holidays. It is also known as Chapel of Bones and was built in 19th century. While taking a look at the chapel, you would find more than 1200 human skulls. This feature makes it one of the most interesting and unique tourist attractions in the city. Several architectural lovers visit this site especially to take a closer look at the blend of Renaissance and Gothic styles of architecture.
If you want to brush up your golfing skills or want to enjoy live action, you can consider visiting Ocean Golf Course. This 18-hole championship golf course allows you to admire breathtaking natural views of the Atlantic Ocean. Another notable golf course in the city is Quinta da Lago South. This had served as the venue for Portuguese Open numerous times. Course where you won’t find dearth of basic amenities in addition to fun of golfing is the Pinheiros Altos.
There are several museums in the city that keep people planning Faro holidays. One of the most important museums in the city is Faro Archeological Museum. The museum is housed in the Convento de Nossa Senhora da Assuncao. Exhibitions in the museum display artifacts, handicrafts and tools that belong to civilizations that inhabited this part of Portugal.
Posted February 29th, 2012 at 08:40am
Las Vegas is one city that creates a sense of adventure, gamble, dance and music in everyone’s mind. If you want to be a part of vibrant culture, plan holidays to Las Vegas. While visiting Las Vegas, you would come across top rated luxury and everything that can enhance your experience of vacationing outside your country. There are people who think that Las Vegas is only for the adults as it famous for casinos clubs. However, reality is that the city has whole lot of attractions that are meant only for families and kids.
Posted February 28th, 2012 at 10:04am
Luxor holiday deals are the best way to peep into the history of ancient Egypt. At the West Bank, you can explore enigmatic cult temples.
Egypt is an interesting place to visit. Rich ancient history is its best aspect. It’s obvious that with the name Egypt, first thing that comes in every mind is the Pyramids. However, the country is not only about pyramids and mummies. There are several other things that allow you to take peep into its intriguing past. Plan holidays to Luxor, to take a walk through the centuries gone by. If you are visiting the West Bank area of Luxor, you can explore various temples. But the most popular ones are the Cult Temples.
These temples were built especially for the pharaohs’ mortuary cults. To explore these temples, you need to visit the Theban necropolis. Temple of Thoth at Qasr el-Aguz is the most important cult temple. It is strategically located in the village of Kom Lolla. This temple was built to commemorate ancestors of the Ptolemaic pharaoh. Its proximity to the Temple of Rameses III is another reason why more and more people adding this cult temple to their Luxor holiday deals. Simple yet enticing structure consists of two halls. In the second hall, you would come across depiction of titles of Cleopatra II and Ptolemy. Behind the temple, there is a sanctuary which is also worth exploring.
Another popular cult temple that you should visit while enjoying Luxor holidays is Temple of Hathor at Deir el-Medina. Region of Deir el-Medina is also known as the “Village of the Workmen.” People used to live here were employed to make monuments and royal tombs. Construction of Temple of Hathor was started after the destruction of temple of Rameses II. Temple of Hathor is the largest temple in the area. This was the last temple to be built within a high mudbrick enclosure.
The site where this temple is built, you would also come across several other temples. First temple was built by Tuthmose I. While walking around the area, you would also come across remains of numerous votive chapels. List of cult temples in the city is incomplete without Deir el-Shelwit. History lovers never miss out on adding this temple to Luxor holiday packages. The temple features a narrow hall. Its sanctuary was decorated by renowned Emperors Antonius Pius and Hadrian. Decoration consists of inscriptions depicting rituals of deities that were acknowledged by the Romans. Sanctuary is surrounded by six chambers and has a staircase that takes you to the roof.
Posted February 28th, 2012 at 08:18am
Hurghada was a small fishing village. But today it has emerged as one of the best touristic areas in Egypt Whether you are a party animal or an adventure lover, you should plan cheap holidays to Hurghada. Beaches in this intriguing city offer apt conditions to enjoy deep sea fishing, swimming, windsurfing and sailing. While diving or snorkeling through the warm waters, you would come across impressive underwater gardens. These gardens have made this small fishing village the most prominent diving spots in the country.
The beach waters feature spectacular coral reefs where you would come across variety of fish species. Apart from aquatic adventure, the city is also famous for its vivacious nightlife. The city is home to number of pubs, bars and discotheques. Therefore, every year millions of youngsters book cheap hotels in Hurghada to be a part of drinking and dancing spree that ends till wee hours.
There are several other attractions that are worth adding to your Hurghada holiday deals. One such attraction is Al Daher. This is the old part of the city and allows you to experience the traditional outlook of the region. You would come across old Egyptian bazaar from where you can buy souvenirs and handicrafts. If you are a budget traveler, this area would be your choice as it has low priced hotels and restaurants. While traveling to New Hurghada from Al Daher, you would come across enchanting town of Sigala. It is pronounced as Sekalla. It is not as visited as Al Dahar but is home to few quality hotels and modest restaurants.
If you want to take a look at the lively culture of the city, don't miss out on visiting New Korra Road. It is home to a shopping where you can buy branded stuff and if you are good at bargaining, keep walking on the walkway which is full shops and cafes. Stand by any shop to find your kind of stuff at reasonable price. There are several attractions in the outskirts of the city. While traveling for few kilometers in the south of Hurghada, you would come across El Gouna. Sometimes it is referred as Venice of Egypt.
While strolling around El Gouna, you would come across several islands connected with bridges. You can find accommodation in luxurious hotels. Some of the best attributes of this region are artificial lagoons and Nubian Village style. These are few things that keep people spending cheap holidays in Hurghada. Other things that make this city an apt tourist place are shopping arcades, bars, sophisticated restaurants and outdoor cafes.
If you are on your honeymoon, boat excursions in the town, allows you to experience some of the most romantic moments of your life. For golf lovers, El Gouna has lot to offer. Professional and avid golfers are planning cheap Hurghada holidays especially to spend some time in Golf Place which is designed renowned course designer Gene Bates. The 18-hole championship golf course is strategically located near Steigenberger Golf Resort and has USPGA standards.
Posted February 27th, 2012 at 02:40pm
If you love nature and want to experience the refreshment offered by warm beach waters, plan cheap holidays to Funchal.
Funchal has emerged as one of the top notch tourists destinations in the entire Portugal. If you also want to experience the magnificence of this intriguing city, plan Funchal holidays. There are to see, enjoy and experience in the city. Primarily, the capital city of Madeira is famous for its lidos and beaches. However, the city is not only about beach waters and aquatic activities. Natural beauty of the city also entices people who want to get away from the bustling city life.
One of best ways to dodge the monotonous city life is to book Funchal holidays packages. While vacationing in the city, you can easily take an aerial view of the city provided you are sitting in Funchal to Monte cable car. This cable car is one of the most prominent attractions in the city. If you don’t have a fear of heights, this is the best attraction for you in the city and will remain in the top priority of yours. While riding in the cable car, you get an opportunity to capture some of the most captivating natural views in the entire Europe.
Since there is no dearth natural landscapes in Funchal, it has become paradise for hikers and trekkers. Plan cheap holidays to Funchal to walk through some of the most refreshing areas in Portugal. Levada dos Tornos is one of them. This is one of the most popular Levada walks in and around the city. Biggest advantage of this walk is that starting and ending points of the walk are easily accessible public transport. Therefore, this is most preferred walks in the region. Complete walk is of 25 kilometers and professionals take a whole day to complete. First timers usually walk for not more than three hours.
While walking, you would come across some of the most incredible natural views. Waterfall is among the most captivating scenes. Refreshing streak of the walk is enhanced by a excursion through the Laurisilva Forest. This is endemic to the archipelago i.e., Madeira and the Canary Islands. The laurel hardwood trees only grow in Madeira at an altitude that lies between 300 and 1600 meters. In most of the Madeiran dishes, laurel leaves are use as an adornment. In 1999, this forest was added into the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. You would come across several look out points from where you can admire the spectacular beauty of Funchal. Holidays in Funchal are incomplete without visiting this forest.
Posted February 27th, 2012 at 09:04am
If you are holidays in Cairo, don’t miss on visiting the Old Cairo as this is the place where you can explore the intriguing history of Christianity in Egypt.
If you want to feel the exuberant Egyptian streak, plan holidays to Cairo. The capital city of Egypt is one of the top notch tourist destinations in the country. The city is famous for its pyramids and rich ancient history. However, these are not the only attractions in the city. To explore more of Egypt, you should visit the Old Cairo. This part of the city is home to Coptic Cairo where you would find numerous churches and ruins of Roman fortifications.
Besides Coptic Cairo, other attractions in this part of the city are Coptic Museum, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Mosque of Amr ibn al-‘As and Babylon Fortress. These are the major attraction that make Old Cairo an integral part of plan Cairo holiday packages. Fortress of Babylon is the most prominent attraction in Old Cairo. In Egyptian language, it is pronounced as Babalog. This fortress was built by the Romans to protect the city of Memphis. Original fortress was founded around 30 BC, the year when Augustus entered Alexandria. The fortress became centre of the new religion i.e., Christianity in 1 AD. Within the fortress, you would come across a convent, several churches and Coptic Museum.
Coptic Museum is famous for exhibiting the world’s largest collection of Egyptian Christian artifacts. Therefore, every year several tourists interested in exploring history of Christianity in Egypt add this museum to their Cairo holiday deals . This museum was founded in 1910 by Marcus Simaika Pasha. It covers an area of 8,000 square meters. While walking around the alleys the museums, you would also come across some of the best examples of Coptic art.
There are several churches in the Old Cairo. Hanging Church is among the most important ones. It is also known as El-Moallaqua. Its nickname is Saint Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church. It was built in 3rd century AD which makes it one of the oldest churches in the entire country. According to the experts, this was one of the first churches that hosted Coptic rituals. The church has gone through several renovations. During the renovation of 19th century fourth aisle was added to the structure.
Another attraction in this part of the city is Al-Azhar Mosque. It entices large number of people to plan Cairo holidays. This museum was established by Fatimid conqueror of Egypt- Jawhar al-Siqilly in 1970. The are area where this mosque is located, you would come across alluring Islamic gravestones from 10th century.