Friday, June 20, 2014

Essential Tourist Attractions You Don't Want To Miss In Egypt

If you’re looking for the perfect destination for your family holiday this year, Egypt is well worth considering. Not only is this African country beautiful, but it’s home to some of the best and most appealing tourist attractions in the world. Civilisation started not far from here, so there’s a wealth of historical artifacts and constructs certain to inspire your entire group. With that in mind, today I’m going to give you a head start by highlighting some of the places you don’t don’t want to miss. Of course, Egypt is a bit place, so you might want to consider planning your itinerary in advance to ensure you get to see everything.

I’ve personally been to this country three times in the last twenty years, and not much has changed. Contrary to what you might hear on the news these days, it’s a very peaceful place filled with interesting people who love meeting western tourists. So, booking some tickets soon and arranging your accommodation could be a wise move. While places like Cairo can be expensive, holidays to Hurghada are much cheaper. So, choose your location carefully if you’re on a tight budget!

Great Pyramids of Giza

There are three giant pyramids in Giza that tower over the city. These are the oldest of their kind in the country, and were once home to the bodies of some of the richest and most influential pharaohs ever to take the throne. Visiting them from the city is simple, but you might like the employ the services of a local guide. That doesn’t cost much, and means you’ll have a more fulfilling experience.

Photo credit: flickr

The Egyptian Museum

As the British monarchy ordered their top explorers to pillage what they could a couple of hundred years ago, there are more authentic artifacts in the British Museum than anywhere in Egypt. Even so, the Egyptian Museum contains some pretty impressive items that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime. Whether you want to check out tomb offerings or simply daily items from the ancient world, you’ll find everything you’re looking for right here.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Some of the best things to do when visiting Munich

If you are planning to visit Germany, and Munich in particular, you will be greeted with a traditional European city with all the Bavarian style moulded together with the latest in technology and modern art. Munich is the European capital of polar opposites.

It is one of a few cities that is just as progressive as it is conservative, and has a certain amount of wealth, culture and lifestyle which is clearly visible if you visit.

[image from Heribert Pohl, via Flickr]

Here are several places you should go and visit if you plan to visit Munich:

St. Jacobs Square: This beautiful Jewish square comes complete with synagogue and a modern Jewish museum. 60 years after the end of the Third Reich, the Jewish community is now thriving and offers an abundance of places to see and visit around the centre of the square itself. There is plenty of cafes and bars in which you can frequent, as well as the medieval City Museum [which is the originally the city’s arsenal].

Wiener Platz: The Germans produce good beer and ale, and that is just a fact that is known throughout Europe. So, while you are visiting Munich, why not try and pop in to the HofbrÀukeller beer garden, which is located on the east side of the Isar river. On offer are a wide selection of great beers, as well as a more sombre reminder of the Bavarian revolution in the form of a plaque that commemorates the murder of 12 people from the area. The beer garden gives people the chance to relax and reflect on Munich’s beauty, past and culture. If you are looking for somewhere to take in the good food, beer, culture and history, then why not travel to Munich with Venere.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

My 2014 Travel List … An Update

On the first day of the year, I published a post regarding our [me + boyfriend] first two places on our travel list.  England – maybe.  Philippines – definitely.

While going through my email early this morning, I stumbled upon offers on Royal Caribbean International cruises.  With several fantastic deals, I couldn’t help but share it with my boyfriend who was also looking forward to experiencing our first cruise together.

We haven’t come up with the decision on what type of specialty cruise to pick but fingers crossed, it’s going to be the adrenaline rush cruise.  We might not play sports during our free time but we sure want to try surfing and rock climbing on board a gigantic ship.  I’ll probably get addicted to climbing the wall after this!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

My 2014 Travel List … so far

In 2013, I wasn’t able to do some traveling.  Work somehow stopped me from visiting places.  With the promotion I got [well, sort of *wink*], I spent more time in the big kitchen than I used to.  No regrets though because I love my job to bits.

This year, I’ll still be working as hard as the past year [if not, harder] but I’ll make sure to step out of this town once in awhile with my boyfriend.  We haven’t planned much yet but one thing’s for sure, we’ll be flying home to the Philippines.  Last week of December, maybe?  I can’t wait to spend new year’s eve with my family back home!  It’s going to be a four-week vacation so it’s going to be short but fun!  And yeah… December-January vacation in the Philippines?  I can’t wait to attend class reunions left and right!

We’ve also talked about flying back to England sometime in June.  If not, July.  If everything falls into place, that would be awesome.  The last time we were there was in August of 2011 and we’re so looking forward to our second UK vacay.

So far, I only have two travel plans on my 2014 list.  I have a feeling that the list’s going to be a lot longer as days pass by.  *excited*

Happy 2014!  Greetings from Sweden!

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