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Posted June 28th, 2012 at 08:33am
Luxor is a unique Egyptian city that features an appealing blend of refreshing nature and intriguing past.
Located on the world’s longest and most historic river, the River Nile hosts some of the most popular historic attractions are located in Luxor including Temple of Karnak, Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. Plan cheap holidays to Luxor to explore this enchanting and historical city.
Avenue of the Sphinxes is one of the most popular historic landmarks in the city of Luxor. The monumental site is a must visit for photographers. The site spans over three kilometers. It had served as a walkway that was connected to Temples of Karnak and Luxor. The walkway was built to facilitate the movement of the images of Khonsu, Amon and Mut.
Luxor holidays would be considered incomplete, if you miss out on visiting Temple of the Seti 1. The temple was built in 13th century and was one of the biggest temples in Thebes. A major section of the temple has turned into ruins but the remaining part is still worth viewing. While taking a closer look at the remains of the temple, you would come across carved images of Khonsu, Amon and Mut. Another worth mentioning temple in the city is Temple of Merneptah.
Today, Temple of Merneptah is one of the most recently developed sites in the West Bank area. The design of the temple depicts accurate impression of architectural elements of 19th dynasty. If you are spending holidays in Luxor in the city’s central part, visiting Deir el-Medina is a must. This was a township widely inhabited by craftsmen. Those craftsmen used to decorate the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Today, only stone walls are left and while visiting the site you can take a look at the marks of homes and streets. Besides these walls and marks, the site also features two tombs and many interesting wall paintings.
Colossi of Memnon should not be overlooked while enjoying cheap holidays in Luxor. Colossi of Memnon are two massive sandstone statues standing at over 75 feet in height. According to experts, there was a temple at this site and these statues were built as its guardians. The site also features a few remains. Two headless sphinxes are among them.
Posted June 22nd, 2012 at 08:25am
Hurghada is home to a few monasteries as well.
Hurghada was once a quaint fishing village however, today, it has emerged as one of the prime diving destinations in Egypt. Besides gorgeous beaches, Hurghada is also famous for its natural, cultural and historical landmarks. Anfish Mountain is an integral part of the city. While enjoying cheap holidays in Hurghada, you can climb the mountain and once you reach the top, you can view the entire city. Anfish Mountain is a must visit site for photographers. You can capture scenic beauty of the eastern desert as well as the Red Sea.
Hurghada is home to a few monasteries as well. Monastery of St. Paul is among the most renowned. This monastery was the first ascetic hermit of Christianity in Egypt. The monastery is home to three churches. These churches are built around the cave where St. Paul lived. The monastery is home to freshwater springs, spectacular arts and old manuscripts. You would also come across ostrich eggs that represent Resurrection.
Monastery of St. Anthony is the largest in the city. It is named after the father of Christian monasticism. Several people plan cheap Hurghada holidays especially to visit this monastery. You can stay in the monastery to explore the religious feel of the city as it still hosts over 70 monks. If you want to stay in the monastery, you need to make prior booking. While walking around the monastery, you’d find paintings that were created in different eras. Antique handwritten manuscripts are also available to see in the monastery.
Mons Porphyrites is one of the most important Roman quarry complexes in Hurghada. The complex is strategically located in the Eastern Desert. Several tourists plan cheap holidays to Hurghada especially to visit this Roman complex and take a look at spectacular purple which is available only at this place. This precious rock is used in building statues, pillars and basins.
City of Hurghada is also home to few important museums. If you want to explore the underwater beauty, visiting Marine Biology Museum is a must. While enjoying Hurghada holidays, you must visit this museum and take a walk through the underwater world. The museum features great collection of coral reefs and a wide array of marine creatures available in the Red Sea. Another popular museum in the city is National Museum. It exhibits the antiquities found in the Eastern Desert. The museum is strategically located on the edge of Red Sea and displays a wide variety of historical pieces.
Posted June 11th, 2012 at 07:20am
Orlando has everything for that perfect family holiday of a lifetime. Undoubtedly, theme parks are the main attractions in the city. There are several restaurants in the city that offer great dining experience. Several people book flights to Orlando with their families to spend an incredible time at the theme parks. Most of the families visiting Orlando prefer to dine at Columbia Restaurant.
Columbia Restaurant is strategically located at Celebration. While dining at the sophisticated restaurant, you can enjoy picturesque view of the lake. It is known for its Mediterranean styled setting. Their menu consists of Spanish and Cuban specialties. They serve variety of salads, soups, tapas and wines from different parts of the world. You can opt to sit in an outdoor caf or in old styled dining rooms.
Book flights to Orlando from UK to have luxurious dining experience at Morton's of Chicago. This is one of the top rated steakhouses in the city. After having great fun in the theme parks, people love to dine at this restaurant because it is quite close to the Central Florida Theme Parks. Besides tender beef, you can also order juicy porterhouse and Maine lobster. They also offer wide array of martinis. Potatoes Lyonnaise is another specialty of Morton's of Chicago.
If you are looking for barbecue restaurants while booking cheap Orlando flights online, most of the sites will have Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar-B-Cue in their top picks. According to locals, this is the best barbecue restaurant in the city. While going through their menu, you would come across numerous succulent meals made from chicken, pork and lambs. All the dishes are prepared in an open-pit fire. Spicy tinge is added to the dishes with their "Killer" sauce. Several publications in Central Florida and Orlando have recognized this restaurant as favorite BBQ restaurant as well as catering service.
Bennigan's Grill & Tavern is the next restaurant that can be considered while enjoying Orlando holidays. They are famous for serving over 100 types of drinks and beers. While going through the food menu, you would come across typical American food items prepared with an Irish tinge. One of the most popular dishes served in this restaurant is Salsa Shrimp roasted in fire. Monte Cristo also entices large number of ham lovers. They also serve several low calories food items.
If you are booking flights to Orlando from London and looking to enjoy sophisticated dining, you cannot overlook Venetian Room. This is one of the most elegant restaurants in the city. Food lovers visit the restaurant especially to taste crab cake, veal chops and lamb rack. Disney World is a must visit attraction in Orlando. While strolling around Disney World, if you are feeling hungry, you can choose from variety of restaurants. Among the most famous restaurants in the resort is California Grill. It is strategically located on the 15th floor. Unique seasonal menu is their main specialty. These dishes are well complemented by eloquent wines. Top rated service is another highlight of the restaurant.
Posted June 09th, 2012 at 11:03am
Cairo has always known for its rich history but its nightlife is another aspect that lure large number of youngsters from around the world.
Cairo is enough to create an impression of pyramids and sphinx. However, the Egyptian capital city is not only hub of intriguing history but is also famous for its vibrant nightlife. Apart from history lovers, numerous party animals also plan cheap holidays to Cairo to feel the vivid side of the city’s nightlife. There are numerous nightclubs in the city. Most popular one is Bamboo.
This vivacious nightclub is strategically located on the ground floor of Trianon Boat in Giza. If you are looking for after-hours entertainment while enjoying cheap holidays in Cairo, don’t overlook this club. You can enjoy drinks and listen to groovy music till wee hours. Music scene is another popular highlight in the club. The DJ plays hip hop, classic rock, modern pop and house music blended with typical Egyptian beats.
Another worth mentioning nightclub in the city is O Bar. The bar serves its guests till 2:00 AM. The bar is strategically located in the lower lobby of Fairmont Nile City. A walk through black and white entrance takes you to eclectic blue bar. The bar is known for being spacious. It has several defined areas such as dance floor, the bar and the booths. Walls of the bar are covered with the pictures and autographs of celebrities. The photographs are highlighted by cream and dark purple stripes.
The bar has mirrored ceiling that adds a unique tinge to the décor of the bar. Tuesdays in the club feature Ladies’ Nights. So, if you are planning holidays to Cairo with your soul mate, make sure you are going to visit this bar on Tuesdays when ladies can visit the bar for free. Some of the most popular drinks in the bar are Screwdriver and Long Island Iced Tea. Description of nightlife in Cairo is incomplete without Cairo White Club. This is one of the most recently opened clubs in the capital city of Egypt.
Cairo White Club is located in the Shooting Club area. The club has emerged as one of the most preferred clubs among those enjoying Cairo holidays. Friendly staff and quick service are other highlights of the club. Interiors justify the name of the club with white décor. Most unique feature of the club is that it has a tree which has a white cover. While sipping your favorite drink, you can listen to western pop numbers, Arabic hits and hip hop tracks.
Posted June 08th, 2012 at 08:00am
Hurghada is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in Egypt.
The intriguing city is the prime diving destination in the country. Therefore, every year numerous divers plan cheap holidays to Hurghada to take a closer look at the exuberant underwater flora and fauna of Red Sea. Most of the beaches in the city are well connected to hotels. There are several hotels that offer diving classes. In other words, if you are new to the activity of diving, Hurghada needs to be on your priority.
Hurghada also features few public beaches as well. To visit these beaches, you might need to pay a small fee. One of the most popular beaches in the city is Old Vic Village. This is one of the largest beaches in the city. Chill Beach Bar is another popular beach that can be considered while spending cheap holidays in Hurghada. The beach features cozy environment and is an incredible romantic place. For a lethargic day, Papas Beach Club is an apt option.
Divers vacationing in Hurghada cannot afford to miss on visiting the Giftun Islands. It has two parts known as Big Giftun Island and Small Giftun Island. No matter which island is your choice to enjoy diving, you won’t find dearth of mesmerizing underwater beauty. While diving through the waters, you would come across barracudas, whale sharks and oceanic white tip sharks. Since the island is home to spectacular coral reefs, caverns and caves, it has become an important attraction among those enjoying Hurghada holidays. Apart from diving, you can also indulge in several other aquatic activities. Most popular ones are snorkeling, windsurfing and sailing. Sharm El Naga is also quite popular among snorkeling enthusiasts.
If you don’t want to dive but want to take a look at the underwater beauty, make sure you are not missing out on visiting the Red Sea Aquarium. This aquarium allows you to take a look at the spectacular marine life that exists in Red Sea. Well organized exhibits are labeled with information in Arabic and English about the marine creatures. Several divers visit the aquarium so that they can identify the species while diving in the Red Sea.
Another attraction that compels marine life lovers to plan cheap Hurghada holidays is Dolphin World. It was opened in 2011 and features sea lions, walrus and dolphin. You can enjoy playful performances of these creatures. Moreover, you can swim with dolphins as well.
Posted June 06th, 2012 at 10:30am
Luxor is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in Egypt.
History breathes in every corner of the city. So, consider spending holidays in Luxor to peep into the rich past of Egypt. The city has served as capital of Egypt for around thousand years and was the main center of cultural and traditions happenings.
Luxor is home to numerous monuments. However, the most famous one is Colossi of Memnon. This gigantic statue is situated on the West Bank. The monument features two 17 meters high statues that are cut out from huge granite blocks. One of these statues can be found at the entrance of Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III. According to experts, northern colossus was partial damaged during the earthquake of 27 BC. After this earthquake, the statue started producing musical sound during sunrise. Because of this phenomenon, Roman and Greek tourists named the statue Memnon and whole Western Thebes is known as Memnonia.
Egyptian city of Luxor is known for its temples as well. Luxor Temple is the most popular temple in the city. Luxor holidays are incomplete without visiting this temple. This is the oldest temple in the city. While visiting the temple, you would come across odd design. It is surrounded by numerous Egyptian architectural gems. One of these structures is Hatshepsut. While visiting this structure, you can explore numerous fine carvings.
Queen Hatshepsut's Mortuary Temple is another popular temple that you should be visiting while enjoying cheap Luxor holidays. It is located at the Valley of the Kings at the foot of the mountain. The temple is dedicated to the sun god Amon-Ra. While walking through the temple, you would come across garden with exotic trees and plants. In the north of the city, Karnak Temple is located. This is not actually a temple but a complex with several temples. Your visit to the temple allows you to explore rich history of Egypt.
According to experts, this is the world’s largest surviving religious complex. It features obelisks, pylons, sanctuaries, and kiosks that are dedicated to the Theben gods. Most of the temples are dedicated to God Amun or Amon which literally means “The Hidden One.” While planning cheap holidays to Luxor, Valley of the Kings and Valley of the queens are there on the list of attractions. While visiting these sights, you can take a look at the tombs of royal family members. Centuries old wall paintings are another alluring factor.