Thursday, 22 June 2017

THE ALGARVE'S BEST BEACHES

The Algarve is home to many beaches all of a high quality. Some are favourites for families because of the water sports and facilities on the beach, some that are favourites for people who want to get away from everything. Many tourists go on Algarve holidays for the golden sandy beaches, sparkling clear waters and the unbelievable weather. So here is my guide for the best beaches in the Algarve

Praia de Marinha

Praia de Marinha
Located along the Atlantic coast in Caramujeira, lays one of the most symbolic and beautiful beaches in all of Portugal. The Michelin Guide considered this to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, and in the top 100 in the world. In 1998 the beach was awarded with the Golden Beach award, by the Portuguese Ministry of the Environment, because of its splendid natural qualities. The beach is surrounded by cliffs, and has outstanding waters; it is often used as promotion in Portugal travel guides. 
Praia da Falésia beach

Praia da Falésia beach
Situated in Albufeira, this long stretch of golden sand and transparent waters spreads 8 km along the coast of Algarve. The red cliffs that create the amazing backdrop to this beach act as a barrier from the winds during the colder months. This is a great place to lie down and enjoy the sunshine and to reminisce about your holiday or think about what to do next. The beach offers a variety of different activities, and don’t worry about it being too crowded the beach is so big, there will always be a spot with your name on it.  

Olhos de Agua Beach
Olhos de Agua Beach

The beach at the heart of the very popular resort Albufeira is one of the most popular beaches as it is family friendly. Right near the beach there are plenty of restaurants, shops, bars and cafes which allow people to have a drink and a bite to eat after a day at the beach. There are many water sports offered along this beach, so this is a great place for you to come and splash around in the warm blue waters, while your kids drive around on a jet-ski or banana boat. 

Praia do Anção
Praia do Anção

Another large beach, with endless amounts of golden sand, located in Central Algarve, it is a very popular place with families. The gentle calm waters are protected from the wind by the dunes behind which makes this beach perfect for water-skiing. Here there are sun loungers and boats to rent. Another highlight is that right near this beach is one of the Algarve’s finest fish restaurants. This beach was awarded the blue flag for its clean beach and lovely waters.

Praia de Albandeira
Praia de Albandeira

Located in Central Algarve, this hidden gem is completely out of reach for many tourists. Praia de Albanderia is a small beach squeezed in between the cliffs. This beach isn’t exactly family friendly as it has no facilities really at all no water sports, no sun loungers and very few visitors. There is one wooden bar located above the rocks, and a good place to stop off for a nice cold beer.

Author BioJason Briggs is a travel enthusiast. Iceland is his favourite destination, he’s been there been there 6 times. Often joined with friends and family, he has travelled to each of the Canary Islands at least once and has been to a variety of places around Europe and Asia. Jason loves food and sports and is a proud Wolverhampton fan, also a big film fan (considers the best film ever made Scarface). @TravelBriggs

BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN TUNISIA

Tunisia is a great place to visit all year round with hot winter and very hot summers. It is the northern most country of Africa.The wonderful landscape of Tunisia has been used by various different directors as locations for their films, such as Star Wars, Gladiator, Monty Python: Life of Brian, also Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark. With locations good enough for block buster films, it really has something for anyone to enjoy. Here are some of the best places to visit in Tunisia:

Amphitheatre of El Jem

Amphitheatre of El Jem
The Amphitheatre located in El Djem, it is the largest coliseum in North Africa and is said to have had a capacity of up to 35,000 spectators. It was built by the Romans and was mainly used for gladiator games as well as chariot races. So get ready to join the ancient world where animals and men used to meet there fate.  It was partially used to film Ridley Scott’s Gladiator, and with the help of CGI, they brought the Amphitheatre to life by reconstructing the parts that are no longer there. It is surrounded by cafes focused mainly for tourists; there is also a cafe located in the coliseum. It was named a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1979.

Matmata

Skywalker at matmata
Matmata is a small town in the south of Tunisia, it is best known for its unique architecture. Some of the towns’ houses and other buildings are located underground. George Lucas used this location to film the planet known as Tatooine in Star Wars. The most famous part of this town is the Hotel Sidi Driss, this was the home of Luke Skywalker as well as his Uncle and Aunt in the Star Wars films. The town has become very popular with tourist all round the world because of the film franchise.

Great Mosque of Kairouan

Great Mosque of Kairouan
Every city in Tunisia has a great mosque but the Great Mosque of Kairouan, is the oldest and most important mosque in the country. It is located in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Kairouan, and was built in 670AD. It is known to be the 4th holiest place in Islam, after Mecca, Jerusalem and Medina. Not only is it open to Muslims, but it is also open to any tourists that want to enter, but you have to be appropriately dressed to enter. Robes are available at the entrance for the people that aren’t suitably dressed. For Muslims the mosque can be entered from 9 different gates, whereas non-Muslims are only able to enter from the Main gate.  Tourists are allowed in the courtyard, but are forbidden to enter the prayer hall, but the door is open for those who want to have a quick glimpse of what it looks like.

Aqua Palace

Aqua Palace
Grab your swimming costumes and your towel and head down to the first and largest water park in Tunisia situated in Port El Kantaoui. Aqua Palace covers 2 hectares with slides and attractions that include the Space Boat where you will find yourself circling a bowl before plunging into a small pool. Or you could try the Toboggan Kamikaze where you will fall 10 metres at a speed of 50Km/h. For those who don’t fancy the thrill of a slide but fancy something a little more relaxing then join the lazy river that spreads 200 metres across the park. It has enough attractions for the whole family to enjoy an entire splash filled day.

Medina of Tunis

Medina of Tunis
The medina that is located in the centre of the Tunis spreading over 270 hectares making up one tenth of the population of Tunis. With its narrow walkways and covered passageways it is always filled with different scents, open markets that sell all kinds of handcrafted souvenirs. Such things as leather to tin or even the best filigree are offered at these markets and shops, but be ready to haggle as it is a tradition for the market/shop keepers. Tunis is home to over 700 Monuments like mosques, fountains, mausoleums and palaces. The medina holds a lot of the 700 different monuments.

By
Jason Briggs
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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Amelia Island Florida - Best destination to enjoy holidays

Amelia Island is located at Nassau County Florida. In Weekends and holidays you may go to Amelia Island and enjoy with your family or friends. a fascinating state park, a purple sunset, the fresh sea food and incredible ocean views, fabulous shopping are the major things which all the people love about Amelia Island. Below are the Attractions or things to do at Amelia Island. 

Attractions and Things to do at Amelia Island
  • Beaches : Amelia Island has 13 miles of immaculate, uncrowded beaches framed by natural beauty. You will love to spend some time with your family or friends.  
Amelia Island Beaches
  • Dining : There are total 90 distinct restaurants which includes fresh local seafood, oceanfront restaurants and fine dining destinations. You will also get authentic international specialties. 
  • Festivals : The Shrimp Festival and the Concours d'Elegance draw thousands are celebrated at Amelia Island. Also during Holiday season events are celebrated at Amelia  Island.
  • Golf : This Island is a home of world class golf. There are total 117 holes. Amelia Island is a perfect destination for perceptive golf players. 
Golf at Amelia Island

  • Historic District : You can discover Fernandina's 50 Block downtown historic district. This Island is Florida's first luxurious destination.
  • Nature : You can experience the lush landscape of maritime forest, the beaches and marshlands. You can also take a ride of bike through one of the state parks and enjoy natural beauty of this barrier island. 
Nature at Amelia Island

  • Shopping : Most of the people say that what you get here. You won't get everywhere. This Island is covered with different shops which offers whimsical , Local and artisan.
So friends above are the top things to do and attractions of Amelia Island. If you have not visited this place yet then i recommend you  to visit this Island once in holiday season. I am sure you will love it. I hope this article is helpful to everyone.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Things to do in Chicago

Are you in Chicago? Looking for Things to do in Chicago? If your answer is yes then you landed at the right page. Many people come to Chicago for their work and in free time visit tourist attractions of Chicago. This city has all the offerings which you could expect from major cities. Ample nightlife, Museums and very good places for shopping. If you are visiting Chicago for the 1st time then you must visit all the tourist attractions of Chicago. which are mentioned below.

  • Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Millennium Park is located in downtown at 201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave. Chicago, IL 60602. Your 1st visit to Chicago will be incomplete if you do not go to Millennium Park. Below are the major attractions of Millennium Park in which tourists are interested.
  1. The interactive Crown Fountain 
  2. The Cloud Gate sculpture
  3. An outdoor concert venue
  4. Jay Pritzker Pavilion
  5. Lurie Garden
  •  Willis tower skydeck
willis tower skydeck chicago

Willis tower has 110 floors which is the 2nd tallest building in western Hemisphere. Every year more than 1million people visit this Willis tower to see the bird eye view of Chicago from Skydeck which is on 103rd floor of Willis tower. Skydeck is an observing area from where we can see the entire city and rich architecture of Chicago. You must go there if you are in Chicago. It is located at Willis Tower, 233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606, United States.

  • Chicago Architecture cruise
Chicago Architecture Cruise

In Chicago Architecture cruise you will visit north and south branches of the Chicago  river via boat. You will get a closer look of bridges and Sky high buildings of Chicago. Views from this cruise are just awesome and you will enjoy a lot. It costs around $38 to $40 per person and duration of this cruise is 90 minutes.
  •  Navy Pier
Navy Pier

Navy Pier is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Chicago.  150 feet ferries and historic carousel are there. You can enjoy a 3D film at IMax theater or a live show at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Many gardens, restaurants and concert venues are also there in Navy Pier. Do not forget to check events organized by Navy Pier. Every year it organizes many events which you can enjoy.

  • Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park is the largest park of Chicago. There is no charges for Lincln Park Zoo and you will get a free entry. You can see the various animals in their natural activities in this Zoo. After visiting the Zoo you can also enjoy a good meal at the right side of Zoo. In this park you can enjoy the beauty of Nature. People says about Chicago that  its a 'City in the garden'. Lincoln Park proves this .

So friends above are the top 5 attractions of Chicago or we can say things to do in Chicago. I hope above information is helpful to all of you. If anyone has visited these places then must share your experience which will help others to make their decisions. Have a nice day.
   

Saturday, 4 June 2016

A memorable Trip to Imagica

From 14th May to 15th May 2016 i had visited Imagica and aquamagica with my friends. Actually we were thinking about this trip since last 2 months and finally we had decided to go Imagica. Our journey started at 13th May 2016 from Ahmedabad Junction(Kalupur). We departed from Ahmedabad for Mumbai at 11:30 PM. Next morning we reached to Mumbai at 6:00 am. From Mumbai we had hired a tempo traveler for next 2 days. 
Random Pic in route of Mumbai to Lonavala
We departed from Mumbai at 7:00 am for Lonavala. We enjoyed a route of Mumbai to Lonavala with gossips and music. We had taken a hault in between Mumbai and Lonavala for breakfast. Misal Pav and Vada pav was very tasty. we reached at lonavala at 10:00 am. We got only 2 rooms instead of 4 rooms at that time due to 1 hour early check in at Hotel Lonavala.

Group Photo at Imagica
Group Photo at Imagica

We left hotel for Aquamagica around at 11:00 am. We entered into Aquamagica at 1:00 PM. In beginning we had to wait too much for rides. till 3:30 pm we had completed only 2 rides. But among those 2 rides Swirl Whirl was paisa vasool ride. after that ride we actually started real enjoyment at water park. waiting time was also reduced in other rides compare to first 2 rides. wave pool was just awesome. we enjoyed a lot in wave pool. Twisty Turvy ride was also too good. I did not go in loopy-woopy but actually it was the most thrilling ride of Water Park. we were in water park till 7:00 PM. After that we departed for Lonavala. everybody was hungry because we forgot to take lunch while enjoying in water park. After dinner we had decided to go tiger point. We reached at tiger point around at 1:00 am. actually its not a good place for families and groups so we get back to hotel because we will have to go Imagica on next day.

Nitro Roller Coaster

Scream Machine
Next morning we woke up early and after breakfast we departed for Imagica. We reached there at 11:00 am. We had decided that we will finish outdoor rides first and then during noon time we will finish theme parks. our decision was correct because in noon temperature was too high so its good to finish outdoor rides in morning.


Gold Rush

We started from Nitro roller coaster. It was very much thrilling. After that we went in scream-machine. When we were in queue and saw this ride we thought that its too dangerous. but when we actually went in this ride we realize that its not  that much dangerous that we thought. its most thrilling ride of imagica. safety system of all rides was perfect. After Scram machine we went in dare 2 drop and Gold Rush rides.  after these four outdoor thrilling rides we took a break and eat Baraf Gola.

Lake view of Imagica
After that we started theme parks. We completed I for India, Cinema 360- Prince Of The Dark Waters, Deep Space, Mr. India, Rajasaurus River Adventure and Salimgarh theme parks. Deep space was unexpected indoor roller coaster. Mr. India and  Rajasaurus River Adventure theme park was also too good.  After that we saw a pared at Imagica. At 6:30 PM we left Imagica for Mumbai. After having dinner we departed from Mumbai for Ahmedabad at 11:00 PM.

This trip was beyond our exceptions. We enjoyed a lot. If you have not visited Imagica yet then don't think too much its must visit destination. Imagica Badi Interesting Jagah Hai!

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