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How to Choose the Perfect Hotel for Your Next Vacation

If you go on holiday or business trip in unfamiliar cities, when choosing a hotel follow some rules to avoid trouble.

First, find and learn any information about the city where you are going, the hotels of this city. This can be done in the travel agent if you order a ticket, as well as via the Internet. Almost all hotels can be found with sufficient information, even photos and reviews.

Second, when choosing a hotel, consider her “star”, as the level of service depends on the class of hotel. The best hotels are 4-5 star ones. Although it happens that the middle-class hotels and fully satisfy customers’ requests. Differences hotel rooms of different classes are reduced, mainly for furniture, set in the bathroom, quality plumbing and appliances, ability to play online casino freely.

Third, considering the location of the hotel, it is possible that you conveniently located 2-3 star hotel, located in the center, or near, than a 4 *, located in another district. Remember, sometimes get in a taxi is very expensive, and on foot – a long time. Fourth, be sure to ask when booking on all major and minor, free and paid services of the hotel.

Usually in every room on the table should be based on the price list for paid services such as laundry, ordering food in a room, safe. It so happens that in the account are included phone calls, both international and local. In some hotels, guests are allowed to take-slippers (for free), but also a dressing gown or an umbrella (for a fee). Fifth, ask about the provision of food. Perhaps that will be organized three meals a day, or only breakfast and dinner or breakfast only.

If you choose a hotel, breakfast only, find out what it is – Continental, English or buffet. Continental breakfast includes toast, butter, jam, coffee, and sometimes cheese. English breakfast is a little more tightly – scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, bread, butter, coffee. Best of all, when you are offered a buffet, it must be fruits, vegetables, hot dishes and snacks. Often, good hotels there are additional free services such as free fruit and sweets and tea with a set of instant beverages and daily biscuit. Sixth, ask about possible discounts for accommodation and meals, for example, for younger children. Often discounts are given by the travel agency involved in booking rooms. And of course, there are seasonal discounts.

Compliance with these simple rules will help you avoid common mistakes in choosing a hotel and spend your holidays with pleasure.

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Your Fantasy Trip to Europe: Must See Attractions

Tower of London

It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, recognized for its significant efforts in preserving the culture and heritage of Britain. The same structure that now houses England’s Crown Jewels was also the place where its former owners, members of the Royal Family, were imprisoned or executed. Not surprisingly, stories abound of the headless ghosts of Sir Walter Raleigh and Anne Boleyn (one of Henry VIIIs wives) walking the premises.

The Louvre Museum

If you see only one museum in Europe, this should be it. The Mona Lisa and The Venus de Milo alone are enough reasons to brave the crowds here but the Louvre is houses priceless Oriental, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman artifacts.

Eiffel Tower

It was constructed in 1889 for the International Exposition of Paris and named after Gustav Eiffel, the same engineer who built the Statue of Liberty. The Eiffel Tower stands at 317 meters and was the tallest building in the world at the time of its opening. There are three observation platforms open to the public and each with stunning views of Paris.

Acropolis

Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Acropolis (loosely translated as high city) was where Grecian civilization once thrived. Today, the ruins of four structures the Parthenon, the Erectheion, the Temple of Nike, and the Propylaea provide equally arresting glimpses into Greeces past. Located at the center of Athens, the Acropolis is accessible through any form of transport or on foot.

Tivoli Gardens

Situated at the center Denmark’s capital city Copenhagen, Tivoli Gardens is known to be one of the world’s first amusement parks. The best time to visit is at night when all the parks lights are lit giving the place an even more magical feel.

Anne Frank House

After the discovery of their hiding place, Nazis took Anne Frank and her family from their secret quarters in the attic of an office building in Amsterdam. They were immediately sent off to concentration camps where Anne would later die of typhus. Back at the house, a friend of the family found the now famous diary Anne had kept while they hid. In it was written the thoughts and aspirations of the young girl, filled with courage and optimism despite their living conditions. Now restored and well-preserved, the house showcases the family’s secret annex with photos and multimedia exhibits running all throughout. The site never fails to grip the hearts of its visitors from all corners of the world.

The Sistine Chapel

Golden stars on a blue sky is what you would see on the Sistine Chapel ceiling if Michelangelo had not agreed to take on the task Pope Julius II appointed to him in 1508. He hesitated initially, not being as confident in his painting skills since he generally sculpted. But he proved himself wrong, eventually creating an elaborate illustration of the whole Bible while on his back. Most recently, it was the focus of the world’s attention as the College of Cardinals voted Pope Benedict XVI to be the new leader of the Catholic Church.

Leeds Castle

No European holiday will be complete without a visit to a castle. Deemed as the loveliest castle in the world, Leeds Castle was built in the year 1119 on a lake surrounded by lush green parkland. It has been home to many of British Royalties most famous names, most notably, Henry VIII whose portrait hangs on the wall of the Banqueting Room named after him. Leeds Castle today is a venue for conferences, weddings, and other social gatherings. One unique attraction is the Dog Collar Museum with almost a hundred antique collars dating as far back as the 15th century.

The universal theme one will realize from going around Europe’s many attractions is that modern advancements can and do complement the classic and traditional. Since technology is ever changing, it’s exciting to ponder the future it will provide to the treasures of the past.

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Trip Advices for Travelers to Georgia

Language.

Russian language is quite limited. It is remembered, mainly, only by people aged over 30 years. Given the abundance of local dialects, even small knowledge of Georgian usually does not help.

In Abkhazia, people speak their own language, not even remotely resembling Georgian (refers to Abkhaz-Adyghe language group of the North Caucasus of the family). But the Russian is understood almost everywhere.

Currency exchange rates and finance

The standard of living in the country is extremely low. Prices are according too. Therefore, it is recommended to take many small denominations.

In Abkhazia, due to the course of the Russian ruble, which are freely exchanged for any hard currency and have an unlimited currency in trade. But just as the rest of Georgia, in many places, tourists will be obliged to pay only in dollars.

In the markets decided to haggle. Prices are fixed in most stores.

Tips

Tipping in most establishments is 5%, but if service charges are not included in the bill, it is recommended to leave 10% of the total bill as the tip. In other places, you can just leave the change.

Sea

While bathing in the sea, you should bear in mind that most of the beaches are pebbled and the bottom level decreases rapidly from the shore. Bathing in the sea when the waves are of great strength and wind is more than three points is simply dangerous, because in most cases the bank is very uncomfortable. Most coastal resorts have long fallen into decay, so clean the beaches have almost no support (except for Resorts of Adjara and Abkhazia, where clearing banks is still in progress).

Traditions

Kindness and hospitality of the inhabitants of Georgia are widely known for a long time. Nothing has changed now. Even at such a low standard of living of any citizen of the country does not refuse to help tourists, most of all – absolutely for free.

Georgian feast is repeatedly glorified by all who have ever attended it. Centuries-old traditions and a special attitude to the table and hearth, is an integral part of home and family (and family for all Georgians is sacred!) Led to the fact that any meal, especially if attended by a guest, turns into a feast, regardless of the level of wealth owners. In any case, it takes a complicated ritual utterance of toasting (and there is always wine on the table), communication and exchange of views on a wide variety of life experiences. Noisy debate are present. Invocation to all witnesses and authority this is also a huge yes. But the honor of the guest within the home will never be violated.

The special, stressed respect for parents (especially for older family members) and friends, also catches the eye.

There is no special etiquette at the table. The main thing is not to interrupt the tamada.

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Welcome to the Pearl by the Sea – Odessa, Ukraine

A great bathing-place, the pearl on Black Sea, an art city, and we can write much more about the city. The city of Odessa has immemorial usages, Odessa gave many creative people, painters and designers. You can hardly meet a man who does not want to go on journey to this legendary city. Odessa is an important business centre situated on Black Sea. You can find here about 1 Million merry people or even more. Odessa is not very old city. Its a pleasure to live in Odessa. All Ukrainians know Odessa as the main industrial, cultural, scientific and tourist center of southern Ukraine. The population of the city includes Ukrainians, Russians, and Jews. You will never regret your tour to Odessa. Odessa has an Oceanic climate. Odessa as a big city offers, various attractions.

And we are not surprised at all. Regardless of time of year, everyone discovers the special charm. The winter holidays in Odessa offer the numerous sights – the real Odessa. You have an opportunity to see old city’s streets, attractions, or enjoy a visit to Odessa’s Privoz (Supply Place). During June, July and August active people can enjoy rest at the sea in Odessa. The beaches of Arkadia give a nice opportunity to bake in the sun and to relax. Foreign travellers come to the city to enjoy oneself. The reason is simple the recreation in Odessa can become a great event. The resorts, amusement and recreation facilities in Odessa are really amazing. Walk through the cozy squares, visit the Art Gallery of Odessa, see Duke Richelieu monument. If you wish an extreme, then at the Black Sea coast of Odessa you can enjoy water skiis and diving. On Odessa beaches you can pay attention at lots of wonderful females who are the most enchanting on the earth. This denotes that an accommodative weeks in Odessa is conferred to you. Accordingly, the number of guests arriving to hover near the Black Sea in Odessa is increasing every month.

The oppidans of a town of Odessa are pleased of its famous architectural and cultural legacy. This place has got lots of school institutions among which I. I. Mechnikov Odessa National University, Odessa National Polytechnic University and other universities.

Odessa has got pleasant glamour like Opera and Ballet House(1809), and other fine arts museums and places of interest.

A big number of nice identities indwelled here at different times. Glorious generations of great comedians, born and raised in Odessa during the last century,, have earned a esteem as the city of talented people. The olden place is created in discrepant architectural fashion from Revival of Learning till the style of art and architecture of the 1890s. On the roads of Odessa you can stroll by day or at night, taking a pleasure of the magnetism of Odessa. Don’t forget to derive pleasure from the stroll through the Deribasovskaya Street – the badge of Odessa with many cafes and restaurants.

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How to Spend the Most Exciting Holidays in Europe

When the question arises as to where to go on vacation, the answer is obvious – to Europe. Here you can relax on the sea, go to the ski resorts, on tours of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Europe for a long time remembered for its scenery, excellent hotels and the warm sea. In Europe, a lot of places you can go: Ski resorts in the Czech Republic and Switzerland, Tours in such cities as Paris, Rome, Venice.

European Tours

Various agents and operators offer a wide variety of options for tours the rest of Europe.

Bus tours to Europe

Popularity of bus tours to the Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy and others. In those countries, so many attractions that are very interesting to see, and bus tours you can help in this.

Study in Europe

Education in Europe – an excellent opportunity for students and adults in a short period, not only significantly improve the level of foreign language, but also interesting and beneficial to relax on vacation and learn self-reliance and the ability to find common language with their peers from different countries. Schools offering summer semester are located in different regions of Europe.

Ski Resorts in Europe

The European countries are close to us, not only geographically. They have a long history of cooperation with our peoples, languages, cultures and traditions. Interest on both sides to each other never faded away, which was manifested in the lively tourist contacts. The flow of Russians to Europe has always held a strong position among outbound tourism, whether it be sightseeing, therapeutic or sports programs. Now were added to the ski resorts – there are obvious advantages. Close, inexpensive, high quality!

Vacation in Europe with kids

“Boys and girls, as well as their parents’ offer to hold a cheerful and interesting vacation in Europe with the children. Start with the park advise Disneyland, then a few days can be given to visiting water parks and zoos where the animals walk “at large”, and from April to September, picnics, games.

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Backpacking Travel Tips From the Travel Experts

Good camping advices:

  •  Entering the tent wearing shoes is a taboo. It should always be left outside when you walk into the tent.
  •  In the company of three people – it is better to separate the fire into two smaller ones.
  • Remember that rope is one of the best friends of a tourist and should always be in the pocket.
  • The fire must be kept away from the tents so that random wind will not hit a spark and burn a tent.
  • Do not take liquid fuel for a hike it can spill.
  • It is not difficult to find a penknife – be sure to buy yourself one. Cutting down firewood is still easier with a knife or an ax, rather than by hands.
  • If there are no pans, then some alternative to it can be made from an ordinary tin can.

  • Try to dress in bright clothes, use bright colors. Unsightly objects (handles of axes, knives and the like) can be painted with bright colors in stripes or solid colors. That way it’s easier to find them
  • Light-colored clothing attracts fewer mosquitoes.
  • If there is no hat, you can tie a shirt over your head.
  • Do not rush to apply a repellent that would not be advertised.
  • What scares the mosquitoes? The aroma of cloves, basil, eucalyptus and aniseed, tobacco smoke, and valerian are an answer to your worries.
  • There is no particular need to break right in the thick bushes and forests. Look for more convenient input.
  • Forget the shorts.
  • Everyone should have their own pen-knife or a sheath.
  • Get ready the night before, in the morning doing it is extremely hard.
  • Everyone should have their own flashlight and a set of batteries for them.
  • The best fork is a spoon. Do not take the forks (unless it is a universal set of knife-fork-spoon).
  • Divide things in a backpack into individual convolutions. Always neatly fold everything.
  • If the label came off of a tin or they all got wet and slipped all the labels, it does not matter … shall be determined that will help in marking: letter “P” stands for – canned fish, “K” – vegetables, “M” – meat and dairy. And you can pre-sign a marker for the drive.
  • When packing a backpack, do not forget the “vector” laying the closer-to-back, the softer, lower – the more rarely reach for things.
  • If you take extra clothes (in most cases, but there is an exception), we note that it is temporary, and will allow time to dry, fix your basic clothing. At the very least do not go naked.
  • Take the trouble to find some potassium permanganate. It may happen that you have to disinfect the water.
  • Take a couple of candles.
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