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Posted May 04th, 2012 at 01:17pm
Capital city of Egypt i.e., Cairo is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. However, the city has a long list of attractions. So, plan Cairo holidays to explore different facets of the country.
Cairo is not only the capital city of Egypt but also the largest city and largest metropolitan area in entire Africa. While enjoying holidays in Cairo, you can not only peep into the rich past of the country but also be apart of variety of cultural activities and experience the magnificence of metropolitan culture.
One of the most popular attractions in the city is the Pyramids of Giza. You must have read and heard about these pyramids. If you want to explore more of the city while enjoying cheap holidays in Cairo, you should start your excursion from the Citadel. Colloquially, it is known as Al-Qalaa. It has emerged as one of the most prominent sites in the city. Muhammad Ali Pasha built this great fort complex in 1830. From this fort, you can admire the panoramic view of the city.
Since Citadel is located by River Nile, you can feel the refreshing breeze while strolling around the fort. It is home to two museums namely Police Museum and Military Museum. The fort also features two mosques. While visiting these mosques, you get an opportunity to explore magnificent Ottoman architecture. Another popular attraction that lures history lovers to plan holidays to Cairo is Gate of Conquest. It is also known Bab el-Futuh. It is one of the oldest constructions in the city.
It was built in the year 1087 to protect the city from the attacks of Turks. It is strategically located in at Muizz street. The gate has castle-like turrets on its both sides. Other highlights of the construction are defensive arrow-slits and rounded towers. While visiting Cairo, you cannot afford to miss on visiting Cairo Tower. Borj al-Qahira is another name of the tower. It is strategically located on Gezira Island in Zamalek District by River Nile. Do you know, this is the world’s tallest structure completely made from concrete? Its height is 45 meters and 8 million mosaic lozenges were used to make this tower. The tower offers bird’s eye view of the city from its circular observation deck. It is also famous for its rotating restaurant.
Cheap Cairo holidays allow you to take a look at the intriguing culture of the city. One of the best places to be a part of the local culture is Khan El Khalili Bazaar. This is the largest open air market in the city. This is the best shopping area who knows how to bargain.
Posted May 04th, 2012 at 11:38am
Miami is widely known for its chic boutiques, contemporary architecture and happening beaches. All in all, this is the place that has so many things to satisfy every visitor. Therefore, every year hundreds and thousands of people plan holidays to Miami to be a part of the hip culture of the city. Miami is also known for its shopping. If you are a shopping freak, you won't find dearth of options while enjoying cheap holidays in Miami.
Downtown Miami is home to some of the most popular shopping areas. One of them is Brickwell. This shopping area is located in the financial district of the city. No matter whether you are tourist, businessmen or want to live in the city, Brickwell cannot be ignored. This is the area where you would come across quaint street which is quite tough to find in metropolitan cities. Mary Brickwell in Brickwell is one of the best places to enjoy shopping in Downtown area. Besides shopping, you can enjoy delicious food at sophisticated restaurants and be a part of several cultural activities.
Another popular shopping area that cannot be overlooked while enjoying cheap Miami holidays is Bayside Marketplace located next to American Airlines Arena. This open-air mall is constructed by the sea. In other words, while shopping, refreshing breeze from the sea keep the environment rejuvenating. The mall has over 150 shops from where you can buy branded merchandise. Variety of restaurants, boutiques and entertainment options are also available in abundance.
While strolling around Downtown area, Coral Gables must be visited especially when you are fond of shopping. Most ideal shopping spot in Coral Gables is Miracle Mile. This boulevard is home to number of stores, eateries, cafes and cultural attractions. If you cannot resist from latest trend, you can take a look at variety of design and furniture stores, leather goods, jewelry items, clothing range and shoe stores. After enjoying shopping in Miracle Mile, you can choose from 60 restaurants in Coral Gables to satiate your appetite for delicious food.
South Miami is one of the most popular regions among tourists planning cheap holidays to Miami. Dadeland Mall is not only top notch shopping areas in South Miami but has also emerged as prime spot to buy trendy and branded clothes. The mall is home to over 185 specialty stores. Some of them are ZARA, Ann Taylor, Vixtoria's Secret, Sephora, and L'Occitane. Another popular mall in South Miami is Dadeland Mall. While walking around the mall, you would come across number of retail stores. The mall has enough variety that it can satisfy even the most demanding customers.
For pleasant shopping experience, visit The Falls. This shopping center features cedar walkways, lush gardens and tropical waterfalls. In other words, if you want to spend your Miami holidays amidst blend of natural settings and modern ambience, this is the place. Some of the popular brands that are available in this store are Loft, Bebe, Ann Taylor and Bloomingdale's. The Falls is famous for its eclectic combination of shopping, dining and entertainment.
Posted May 03rd, 2012 at 01:09pm
Jamaica is known for its popular events and festivals. Every year hundreds and thousands of people plan Jamaica holidays to be a part of music, cultural and food festivals.
holidays in Jamaica let you experience and explore some of the most intriguing specialties of Caribbean. Obviously, beaches are the most important attraction in the island country. However, history and culture are the other things that also deserve a mention. If you want take a look at the intriguing culture and traditions, consider being part of following festivals and events:
Bob Marley Week
Music is an integral part of the Jamaica’s culture. This is the birthplace of Bob Marley, Father of Reggae. If you are fan of Bob Marley, Reggae or Rastafarians, plan cheap holidays to Jamaica and participate in Bob Marley week. The event takes place in the capital city of Kingston during first week of February. The musical events consist of several performances to commemorate the great artist and his life and achievements. Besides musical concert, the event also features fashion show, karaoke contests, exhibition and lectures.
This is the most popular event in the country. If you are a music freak or a party animal, plan Jamaica holidays and be a part of the extravaganza. This annual bash fills music in every corner of the city. It was started in 1990 and since then has become one of the most popular music festivals/carnival in the country. Besides Kingston, you can also find similar celebrations in several other centers. The celebrations consist of special competition known as ‘Soca Monarch.’
Reggae music lovers should spend their holidays in Montego Bay to be a part of Reggae Sumfest, one of the most notable reggae festivals in Jamaica. The festival takes place in summers and features some of the most popular reggae artists and dub musicians from around the world. This three-day festival is considered as one of the best reggae festivals in the world. Artists that have performed in the festival are Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Kanye West, Missy Elliott, Wyclef Jean, Alicia Keys and Destiby’s Child.
Portland Jerk Festival
Jamaica also hosts variety of food festivals all through the year. Most popular one is Portland Jerk Festival. Number of food lovers and chefs plan cheap holidays to Jamaica especially to be a part of this festival. While being a part of this festival, you can know about the cooking style known as Jerk. It consists of meat seasoning with a blend of herbs and spices. You can take a look the whole procedure and taste spicy and juicy dishes in the end.
Posted May 03rd, 2012 at 07:31am
If you are booking cheap Orlando flights only to visit theme parks in the city, you are going to miss out on some of the best attractions in Florida. There are number of sites in and around Orlando where you can spend soothing half day. One such place is Lake Eola. It is strategically located in Downtown Orlando. While walking by the lake, you can feel the serenity of nature. Excurse through the lake in a boat and admire the surrounding natural beauty. If you are taking your kids along, there is a playground for kids where they can have fun with other kids.
Lake Eola is surrounded by several shops that sell variety of handicrafts and gifts items. If you are feeling hungry, you can visit any of the nearest restaurants. Famous Thorton Park is just a walk away from the lake. Thorton Park is among the most happening areas in the city. Dearth of shopping and dining is not known in this area. You can sit in caf s and enjoy the hustle bustle while sipping your coffee. If you want feel freshness of nature, book flights to Orlando and visit Leu Gardens. This is one of the best options for those looking for a great half day trip. You can take a walk through these gardens and admire variety of flowers and plants.
Another worth visiting park that compels people to book London to Orlando flights is Winter Park. Most important part of the park is Historic Park Avenue. In the avenue, you would come across array of majestic buildings, boutique shops and number of restaurants. This park has emerged as one of the most favourite weekend spot among locals. If you want to take a look at the local culture, you cannot afford to miss on visiting this park.
Downtown Celebration allows you to take a look at another facet of the city. Celebration is a community located near Disney parks. If you are looking for some relaxed time, spend few moments in this area. It has number of restaurants and shops in addition to a movie theatre. Its well planned infrastructure creates an urge in people taking flights to Orlando from UK.
Apart from theme park, another popular family oriented area in Orlando is Old Town in Kissimmee. It is nothing less than an amusement park in addition to variety of pubs, shops and restaurants. If you want to get an oriental feel while vacationing in Orlando, you can visit Vietnam Town. It is strategically located in Downtown Orlando area. Large number of tourists visit this town especially to taste Vietnamese gastronomy.
Every year hundreds and thousands of beach lovers look out for Cheap Flights to Orlando especially to spend some time by the gorgeous beaches in and around the city. Daytona Beach is most popular beach. It has been featured in several movies and TV series. If you don't have issues with bustling ambience, this is the beach you should be visiting. Other popular beaches in Orlando are Ormond Beach and St. Pete Beach.
Posted May 02nd, 2012 at 07:14am
Orlando, the name is enough to create a sense of vacation, fun, excitement and adventure. Holidays in Orlando are not only limited to thrilling slides and jaw dropping rides. The city also hosts large number of events all through the year. Some of the most important annual events take place in Walt Disney World Resort. Arguably, the most popular event that takes place at the Walt Disney is July 4th.
On Independence Day i.e., on July 4th major events take place in Magic Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios. The former features spectacular show of fireworks at 9 PM. The show is known as "Celebrate America Fireworks." Similar show takes place on July 3rd as well. The firework show is followed by Disney's Main Street Electrical Parade consists of groovy music and spectacular lights. This parade was first started in 1972. If you are planning cheap holidays to Orlando to be a part of the Independence Day celebrations, don't miss out on visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios.
At Hollywood Studios, fireworks takes place on the beats of a rock 'n' roll soundtrack. The show starts at 9:50 PM. Later in the night, you can be a part of Light and Laser show Fantasmic. This 25-minute show consists of performances of 50 artists which is well complemented by colorful pyrotechnic explosions, dazzling special effects, notable Disney characters and evergreen Disney melodies. If you want to go back to your childhood with characters like Mickey Mouse, plan Orlando holidays and spend July 4th at Disney World.
If you've planned holidays to Orlando for the month of November, make sure you are going to be a part of Festival of the Masters that takes place in Downtown Disney. If you are an art lover, you would love to be a part of this event as it features original creations of over 150 artisans. The creativity ranges from painting to sculpting, jewelry designing to photography and glass painting to digital art. Apart from arts and creativity, you can also enjoy live music. If you are visiting with your kids, they can have great time at the interactive Kid' Zone.
Another popular annual festival takes place in Epcot theme Park. Name of the festival is Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. As the name suggests, the festival is full of delicacies from around the world. First event took place in 1995 and since then large number of novice and professional chefs participate in the festival to showcase their skill and creativity. While enjoying cheap holidays in Orlando, don't miss out on being a part of this festival as number of celebrity chefs offer guests to enjoy dishes prepared with immense creativity. Besides variety of dishes, you can also taste variety of wines.
Music lovers should plan cheap Orlando holidays for the month of September so that they can attend musical event Night of Joy. This contemporary Christian music event is taking place since 1983 in Magic Kingdom. Usually, it takes place in the first or second week of September.
Posted May 01st, 2012 at 01:04pm
Luxor is widely known for its historical attractions. But there are several other attractions that make this city a worth visiting tourist area in the entire Egypt.
Enchanting city of Luxor is among the most visited regions in Egypt. Besides Egyptian history, Luxor holidays also allow you to be a part of intriguing culture and traditions. Festivals are the best way to experience the rich culture of the city. Most important cultural festival in the city is Phraonic Wedding Festival. During this festival, large number of couples exchange their vows at the Temple of Karnak. The festival is full of rituals and traditional practices.
If you want to satiate your hunger for adventure, you can indulge in variety of activities while enjoying cheap Luxor holidays . Camel riding is the most popular activity in the city. Camel riding is suitable for everyone. No matter whether you are a kid or an adult, camel riding is completely safe for you. While riding along the West bank, you would come across variety of sights. You can opt for short camel rides that allow you to visit some of the most important sites in the city. If you want to explore the beauty and uniqueness of desert, longer camel riding trips need be to your choice.
Felucca Riding is another popular activity that can be added to the list of Holidays to Luxor. Felucca is a traditional wooden boat. There are numerous companies that offer daytime Felucca trips. This is one of the most distinctive ways to explore the natural beauty of the city. If you are on your honeymoon, your preference should be sunset cruise. As the sun goes down, spectacular view adds new charm to your romantic holiday. There are lots of options in terms of shopping. That’s why, Luxor has emerged as one of the top rated shopping destinations in Egypt.
New Luxor Temple, you would find traditional bazaar which is one of the most popular shopping area in the city. Old and traditional bazaars have narrow lanes and you need to bargain a lot to get great stuff at good price. However, Luxor is not only about traditional bazaars, you can enjoy shopping in modern air-conditioned shopping malls. Apart from these shopping malls, you can also find branded stuff from the shops that are located in top rated hotels.
Cheap holidays to Luxor are incomplete without tasting traditional food in sophisticated restaurants. There is wide range of quality restaurants in and around the city where you can taste traditional Egyptian and world renowned food items. Most popular traditional dish in the city is Kurshari prepared from macaroni and lentil.