Belizean food is a mix of Caribbean, Mexican, African, Spanish and Mayan culinary influences. The highlight of Belizean cuisine is seafood, including lobster and conch, called the sweetest of all shellfish. Another popular selection is the Belizean national dish?a spicy stewed chicken with a rice and bean combination cooked with coconut milk. On the other […]
Ireland is a majestic place and much loved tourist attraction spot. If you are planning to take a vacation at Ireland, it is really worth the trip. In a short time the place is gaining much tourist attention in Europe. Places like Kerry and Shannon have bagged the top position as the most popular tourist spot. One of the facilities provided by this country is Self Catering Ireland. This is a very exclusive type as offered by any other country.
If you are wondering what this self catering Ireland is, here’s a brief description to it. Needless to say, it can be derived from the name that the service means cooking for your ownself. You may be wondering why you need to cook when you are on a vacation. There is a common psychology of every people from every corner of the world that they avoid unfamiliar food. This, in most cases leads to prepare food for themselves even they are in vacations. Inspite of having an admiration for the scenic beauty, people and culture the taste of the food of outside countries may not suit the tourists. Therefore they are seen to avoid those dishes which may force them to opt for self made dishes.
The Bed and Breakfast Irelandprovides excellent facilities to the tourists by providing them self catering service. If the tourists want to cook their own dish, the hotels provide them that facility. So you can enjoy Ireland beauty while having your country made dishes. Just having your home made dishes definitely won’t be the only reason why you would like self catering. You can easily get the fresh farm vegetables, eggs, milk almost anything under the sky to make your dishes.
People often find it difficult to match themselves with the food of Ireland. This is not their fault, they just have their varied tastes. Bed and Breakfast Irelandunderstands their problem that is why they have kept self catering facility with them so that the tourists may feel at home. Other than giving a home feel, they are also known for their perfect locations. They have their positions close to the airports which help them to be easily available to the tourists. The facilities of these places come in affordable packages where the tourist need to pay only once for their stay and the breakfast provided by them.
You are free to avail more than one Self Catering Ireland if you wish too to have a varied experience of their services. One trip to the place may not be sufficient for tour savvy people. You are always welcome to come anytime have some quality vacation. There is no scope of any doubt that the self catering facility will have an added advantage to the tourist. It will give you a home feeling along with the exotic beauty if Ireland. Travelers love to have new experiences wherever they go. It is sure to happen that Ireland would not dishearten them. They would love to explore Ireland with their hearts’ content.
Air Asia was founded in 1993 and it started its operations in 1996. The airline went through a bad phase until it was bought by Tune Air Sdn Bhd and turned around to become a profit-making airline operating new routes from its main hub the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Since then the airline has been breaking all the travel norms to offer everyone an opportunity to fly. The airline company is also affiliated with Thai Air Asia and Indonesia Air Asia. Being a no-frills airline, it operates both domestic and international flights. Known for its world-class facilities and services, the airline was awarded the world’s best low-cost airliner by Skytrax consecutively in the year 2009, 2010 and 2011.
The airline operates a fleet of over 50 aircraft. Its fleet comprises of Airbus A320-214 and Airbus A320-216 aircraft. With over 400 daily flights, Air Asia currently operates more than 142 routes to connect 78 destinations spanning 25 countries. Some of the major destinations of the airline are Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Thailand, etc. It has plans to include other important global locations to cater to the growing need of a huge number of passengers.
The airline is known for its global loyalty program ‘BIG’, which enables the passengers to redeem Air Asia free flights on the points earned by them. It provides an on board program called “Snack Attack,” which offers facilities to purchase food and beverages on board. Passengers can also indulge in online shopping through Air Asia mega store and enjoy duty-free buys and great merchandise during the flight. The baggage rules for Air Asia Airline flights allow 15 kg checked-in baggage and it is to be paid at the time of ticket booking.
Book Your Tickets through Air Asia Booking and Enjoy a Memorable Journey
In order to facilitate easy booking, the customers can make use of the Air Asia booking. Passengers can book their tickets in any of the booking methods offered by the airline such as booking through online, mobile phones, travel agents, airline call centers and service centers at the airport. The online booking is the most preferred and simplest way to book air tickets. It enables the customer to book the ticket from the comfort of his or her home. People can access many of the features like flight information, ‘pick a seat’, kids’ travel deals, route map, fee schedules, Air Asia X Premium flat bed seat facility, Fly-Thru service, in-flight service, upgrade with option town service, and upsize my baggage facility.
The Air Asia online ticket booking facility helps the customers to check PNR and flight status and it is mandatory to login if they are a site member. By entering the personal details as required in the page for verification purposes, the travelers can view all the necessary details. So, book your ticket today and experience the greatness of Malaysian culture.
Some advice articles are tickly and sweet, they enthuse and entice and massage the ego. This one isn’t. This one is going to give you a kick up the bottom and when you’re on the floor it’s going to point a finger at you and wag it. It’s not that you’re stupid; it’s just that we all do stupid things sometimes, and before you go and do something stupid this article would like a word in your shell like.
You’re here because you’re thinking about moving to France, (or you really suck at Google).
I guess we all have different reasons for moving abroad and naturally our expectations are going to differ too, but NEVER forget France is a completely different country.
Sure it would be great if it was all like it is in the Renault ads, and Adrian Brodie or Audrey Tautou popped up in their Yves Saint Laurent suit / little black dress to flash us that charming Louvre smile and reassure us every time we do something foolishly quaint and British, before slipping us that invite for the ambassador’s soiree.
Well wake up and smell du cafe, mon amie, because you’re not in Canterbury anymore. When Britain tried to join the E.U., France vetoed it twice. It’s not that they hate you, it’s just that they have a very different culture, which they have gone to and continue to go to great lengths to protect, and if you’re going to settle down and settle in then you’ll need to understand that as soon as you can.
Please take this tongue in cheek bash as just that, but remember while we have a giggle, that the French legal system is a tad bureaucratic, the schools start earlier and finish later and children tend to stay children for longer, there aren’t any Marks and Sparks, you’ll have trouble finding a pub for your Tuesday night Arsenal match and most importantly of all! It’s not up to the locals to learn your lingo.
Of course you know all this, but it’s always the things we know best that we forget first. So while you daydream about sauntering through the vineyards with a champagne picnic, just try to imagine getting through a pile of French paperwork as tall as the hamper.
We’re not saying it won’t be amazing (it will) and we’re not saying you should give up on the dream (you shouldn’t), only that you might have to think long and hard about the changes that are going to happen in your life.
To help you through the vineyard, here are my top five tips for your new life…
1 – Learn to speak the language. Volunteer to swap English lessons for French lessons and talk to EVERYONE you can. Neighbours, waiters, the postman, mums at school, the operator… anyone!
2. Learn to read and write the language. This will help with the fundamental importance of rule no1.
3. Get used to a shift in your personal life, the French are very polite, the Bretons even more so, but until you can speak the language it’s going to be hard to make friends and without friends your new life could seem quite lonely.
4. Try new things. Swap the Royal with Cheese for a Croque Monsieur. You’re not going to be able to get a full English breakfast anywhere outside of your own kitchen so get used to croissants and fruit juice.
Eat snails, drink the Beaujolais Nouveau and try the smelliest cheese. These subtle changes might seem like a big deal at first, but you’ll soon find them among the things you love most about your new life.
5. Enjoy yourself and live the dream…
If you’re interested in going to Wales for your holiday you’re not alone. It’s a very popular area and a lot of people really enjoy it, but to make the most of it you’ll want to do a little bit of advance planning. In other words, you don’t want to just jump up and go, because you won’t know what all Wales has to offer and you might miss something really great. You can avoid missing something if you keep the kinds of activities you like in mind while you take a look at the options for things to do and see in Wales. You should be able to find enjoyable things for the entire family if you know where to look.
When it comes to having a great place to stay, there are many fine inns in Wales. You can stay in a fancy place, a quiet, casual place, or something even more laid-back, like a cottage or a campsite. No matter what you’re looking for, though, there will be a great place for you to lay your head at night and wake up refreshed to head out and see what there is to see. You don’t want to miss the Talyllyn Railway, for example, because there’s a lot of history and some amazing scenery to be had there.
Also on the ‘don’t miss’ list for your holiday in Wales is Troutmark Books in Cardiff. This secondhand bookstore is nestled in a bustling area and has so many great volumes to offer to the discriminating reader and to someone who just wants to take a look at what there is available to read. Golf clubs and distilleries are also high on the list of enjoyable excursions, and who can forget the beauty of the natural scenery that’s all around Wales? There is so much of that to be enjoyed that it can be a bit overwhelming at times, but it’s part of the reason that many people rent a Wales holiday cottage. That way they always have the natural beauty around them and they don’t have to go far to find it. They can enjoy it during their relaxation time, they can hike, and they can also go out and experience a lot of other fun and enjoyable things on their trip. Getting a cottage also means more privacy and space for a larger group if you want to bring a bunch of people with you, so it’s a plus over hotel rooms and other accommodation options.
Malaysian Tourism Board promotes the country as Truly Asia. The fascinating fusions of tradition and modernity, Malaysian cities’ have unique multi-cultural heritage, cuisine, arts and architecture make them ideal cosmopolitan getaways. Malaysia?s mix background of Chinese, Malay, Indian and colonial heritages constantly amaze western travelers with the cultural richness and harmony, knitting a truly Asian spectrum of variety on sights and sounds.
Kuala Lumpur City Center
Travel to Kuala Lumpur city and you will be awestruck by the ultra-modern Petronas Twin Towers at the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC). The Petronas Twin Towers are 452 meters tall, contain 88 stories, & are the world’s tallest twin structures.
Situated on the previous site of the Royal Turf Club in the heart of the capital city, the Kuala Lumpur City Centre is truly a spectacular Architectural sight. Here, the 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers, the world’s tallest twin structures, soars to a dizzying height of 452 metres. Cesar_Pelli was the Architect of this masterpiece. Inspired by the Five Pillars of Islam, this gleaming mega-structure was designed by the Argentinian-American architect in earlies 90s. Below the towers, lies a beautifully landscaped fountain park designed by prominent Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. KLCC is also home to the world-class Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Suria Shopping Centre and Petronas Philharmonic Hall.
Kuala Lumpur Railway station
Take a short taxi ride from KLCC and let yourself be charmed by the classic Moorish-style of the old Railway station. Kuala Lumpur Railway Station is located at Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. It is a very beautiful building. It has a Moorish-style which was designed by architect A.B Hubbock. Built in 1910, the building is about 80 years old. I am sure it is built long before you and me were here. In 1986, the station went under extensive renovations, upgraded to have air-conditioned waiting hall, snack kiosks, tourism information booth and many more. In the past, it used be very quiet but since the city commuter service started, it is a very busy station now. All the Intercity train services do not stop here anymore because there is a new railway station opened called KL Sentral, less than 1KM away from the old railway station.
Shop in some of world’s most luxurious malls at Kuala Lumpur shopping precincts like Bukit Bintang, Damansara Utama, Ampang, Mid valley, Subang Jaya, Sunway City, etc.
Every year, Malaysia has six weeks of great shopping promotions, bargains and discounts of up to 70% on a wide range of products and services at all major shopping precincts, malls and retail outlets nationwide. Check on for the yearly Malaysia Megasale calendar periods.
Be part of the festivities when you drop-in at your favorite malls and enjoy fantastic prizes as you take part in the fun contests and activities lined-up for you and your family. Get instant redemption and gifts when you charge with Master Card and be in the running to win your dream holiday at Malaysia?s premier resort destination, The Four Seasons, Langkawi.
Know that your shopping experience doesn?t stop at the malls. Do check out the countless bargains and offers from hotels, travel agents, entertainment outlets, spas and restaurants around town. With the whole of Malaysia celebrating this major sale event, you and your family can shop to your hearts’ content and have a great fun time chilling out too.
Experience a bargain with a trader in a bustling night market. Whether you sample a succulent stick of satay at a roadside hawker stall or spicy chilli crab at a Chinese restaurant, you will revel in the many alluring attractions. The Night Market is a nice place to visit as the atmosphere at nightfall always makes for a different experience. Here, you will get a chance to dine al fresco under the stars and moon. There are food stalls set up near the main bus terminal. These stalls are open from 6pm onwards till about midnight, serving up some truly delicious dishes. This is your chance to enjoy good Malaysian food, the Malaysian way!
The Brazilian culture is without any doubt an extremely diverse Latin American culture. As far as the influences are concerned besides the original indigenous cultures, we should mention Portugal mainly because of the very strong colonial ties with the Portuguese Empire from which Brazil got the language, Catholic religion, the legal system and other cultural traditions. Brazil?s culture derives not only from other European influences but also from some South American, African and also Asian cultures. As you can see, the Brazilian culture is a mix of a variety of cultures spread all over the world.
Brazilians have natural affectionate human warmth, like nothing you have seen before and most of them are very happy and have a rather enthusiastic, spontaneous nature ? which they show at every celebration (and their number is quite remarkable). As far as their religion is concerned, experts affirm that Brazil is the largest Roman Catholic country in the entire world but the truth is that you will find a great variety of religious beliefs and practices here. Officially, Brazil was a catholic country since the 16th right until 1889 when the Portuguese Empire disappeared. The 1889 constitution guarantees full religious freedom and since then, a wide variety of beliefs have been practiced. However, in 1996 a study made by CNBB also known as National Conference of Brazilian Bishops showed that approximately 80% of the inhabitants declared themselves as Roman Catholics. Many of the Brazilian people are married and baptized in the Catholic Church but they don?t attend Sunday Mass quite often.
Candomble ? a religion that is found in Brazil was brought here by the slaves that came from Benin and Nigeria. According to the Catholic officials and the slave-owners, the African slaves had to be converted to the Christian religion and as a consequence, banned from performing Candomble rituals. In order to maintain their traditional practices but at the same time contenting their owners, the slaves coupled their deities with corresponding Catholic personalities.
Protestantism ? over the last decades, this religion has grown in popularity quite rapidly. The 2000 Census stated that about 15% of the Brazilian inhabitants identify themselves as being Protestants and approximately 85% of them are Evangelical or Pentecostal. The Lutherans and the Baptists make up the bulk of the remaining Protestants and they are centered in the southern part of Brazil, where the majority of German and northern European immigrants concentrated during the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.
Moving on to the literature aspect of Brazil, the most popular writer is without any doubt Jorge Amado (1912-2002). He was born in Salvador and his writings captured the personality and spirit of Bahias. His most successful novels include: The Violent Land (1944), Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon (1958), Shepherds of the Night (1964) and Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1966). Another well-known Brazilian writer was Machado de Assis (1839-1908). He was a novelist that had a deep understanding of human relations. In the 20th century, other notables Brazilian writers were born, like: Clarice Lispector, Garciliano Ramos, Cecilia Meireles and others as well.
All things considered Brazil is a wonderful and interesting country at the same that and that is why every year, millions and millions of tourists visit it.
Traveling can be an adventure for people who like to explore. One sees all kinds of places that you didn’t even know existed. You get to meet and interact with locals as well as get an opportunity to appreciate other cultures and customs. Most of you must have stayed in hotel in during your travels. But have you ever stayed in Puerto Vallarta Villa Rentals while you were in Mexico?
While both a vacation villa and a hotel have their share of good and bad points, renting a villa can provide you luxury and fun that a hotel cannot. Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful city with a fantastic beaches and surrounding hills. There are many luxury villas which are either beachfront, up on hills overlooking the ocean and most of them offer great panoramic views. When you opt for Puerto Vallarta Villa Rentals, you cab be sure that you will enjoy such scenes in the lap of luxury in complete privacy. When you rent a Puerto Vallarta villa, you don’t feel that you must dine out every night because you have no way of cooking a dinner. Most of the villas have fully equipped kitchens with microwave, oven, fridge, blenders, coffee maker and much more, which means that you can a prepare meals as per your choice and convenience. If you don’t feel like cooking, then you can hire a gourmet chef at very reasonable rates.
In hotels, you always get a feeling that you are sharing the bedspread with everybody. One is never sure when the sheets were laundered last. In a villa you can at least be sure that the sheets are neat and clean. A villa also gives you the luxury of privacy which a hotel cannot ever give. The villas in Puerto Vallarta are spacious and offer oodles of space and comfort. Many of them provide infinity pools in which you can just spend your whole day doing absolutely nothing. Since, villas have many rooms and multiple bathrooms; there is no inconvenience in that regard. Villas also provide T.V.s, CD/DVD players, internet connection, phone connection and many other amenities which make living in a Puerto Vallarta Villa very comfortable. When you rent a Puerto Vallarta villa you can always find parking space without having to carry your luggage from the other side of the building to your hotel room.
Considering that a Puerto Vallarta villa rentals costs substantially less than booking hotel especially when you are with a large group, renting a villa next time you go on a vacation is certainly the best choice.
Author: Valerie Neblett
Nowadays, there are numerous hotels that offer modest and luxurious options if you want to experience a different life. Depending if you want to bring your family with you, you may choose from the different accommodations suitable for your group. One of the most favorite options of many tourists now include the Nellis AFB lodging because of the perfect location and offers different activities even for the kids. The whole family will definitely enjoy staying here because the amenities are complete and innovative.
Without a doubt, tourists will appreciate the warm and relaxing environment surrounding the place wherever they choose to stay. You can enjoy an evening garden party while grilling your favorite BBQ dishes using a nice barbeque pit. There are also different outdoor events to allow the visitors to enjoy and meet new friends. The available hotel rooms can accommodate a group of folks or even for newlywed couple celebrating their honeymoon here. Most of the villas likewise feature superb cable TV set, private verandas, complete kitchen fixtures, wash and dry machines and decent bathroom amenities. These are all important, especially when bringing your family to make sure you will not worry about how to prepare your foods and wash your clothes.
Tourists can also enjoy the relaxing swimming pools with nicely designed cottages. These cottages offer great privacy to those who want tranquil environment and just like living on their own homes. The advantage of having a full kitchen accommodation, you can save more cash because you spend less without eating outside classy restaurants. Surrounding the pools also includes colorful umbrellas and relaxing chairs while enjoying the heat of sun just like staying on a real beach resort.
Definitely, if you compare the Nellis AFB lodging, you can save money while enjoying the complete package deals they offer to satisfy your needs during your vacation break. The hotel rooms here are very affordable and provide total customer satisfaction because of their friendly employees and pleasurable hotel services. The good thing about this place is you get what they promise. Just like when you visit other hotels and resorts, it is best to make a reservation in advance to get discounts and avoid rushing things. With this, you will surely enjoy your stay regardless if your companions are your love ones, friends or co-workers.
One of the most reliable options to consider now is to search online to discover the different available promotions and compare the rates. Once you finalize your choice, it will be easy to make online reservation and prepare for a perfect vacation getaway.
Boston is as rich in history as it is in culture. No one who ever visits Boston fails to acknowledge its significance and the contribution of its residents to the making of America. Although the state of Massachusetts offers a wide variety of scenic, historical and cultural interests, it is in Boston where many visitors often start their tours. And with good reason. If you’re visiting Boston yourself, here are the top places to go to in the capital:
Historical and cultural places
If this is your first visit to Boston and want to experience its history, you’ll have plenty of places to choose from. So many, in fact, that you will have to spend at least a few days to truly enjoy your tours.
Visit the patriot Paul Revere’s humble home in the North End, the very place where he started his famous ride. Drop by the Old South Meeting House, the meeting place for revolutionary leaders John Hancock, James Otis and Samuel Adams. This is the same house where protest meetings were held that eventually led to the American Revolution. Visit the Old State House (now Museum of Boston History), Park Street Church and Granary Burial Ground as well while you’re in the downtown area.
Go north and you’ll reach the Government Center. This is where you’ll find the JFK Federal building and City Hall. You’ll also find Faneuil Hall here, a building that was built beginning in 1740. It doubled as a public house and market.
For beer lovers, why not drop by the Samuel Adams Brewery? Adams was a prominent figure in the American Revolution but he was also famous as a brew lover. What better way to participate in a tour than to learn about both beermaking and history at the same time? Tours are offered regularly.
The downtown area also offers a variety of museums for you to visit. The Museum of Fine Arts, for example, houses priceless treasures from all over the world. Collections include sculpture, decorative arts and paintings. It also houses the largest Monet collection apart from that found in France.
Drop by Boston Harbor as well and try to book a boat or cruise so you can view the famous lighthouses in the area. Most of them are not open for public visits, though. However, you can catch a tour of Boston Light, which has been standing since 1793.
Parks and zoos
Boston is home to some of the most remarkable parks and zoos in the United States. Franklin Park Zoo is a landmark in the area. It covers 72 acres of land along Franklin Park Road and offers some of the best experiences for visitors, thanks to its history (it was founded in the early 1900s) and to the large variety of its animal residents. Currently, there are over 200 animal species who call this zoo home.
One of its more impressive offerings is its gorilla exhibit where lowland gorillas are housed behind viewing stations made of glass. If you’ve always wanted to meet these beautiful animals in person but never dared, this top spot in Boston will give you the chance you’ve been waiting for.
Although Boston has plenty of beautiful parks you can visit (the Common is known as the oldest park open to the public in the U.S.), no visit to the capital can ever be complete without dropping by Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox.