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7 Awesome Things to do in Malaysia that makes Malaysia a must visit destination

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A trip to Malaysia guarantees you lifetime of memories to cherish. There’s so much to see, do and enjoy that selecting the best is no mean task. Be it food, adventures, shopping, or entertainment, Malaysia has everything in abundance. Blessed with exceptional natural beauty, the island country beckons mountain hikers, nature lovers and laid- back holiday seekers alike.

Omitting the most famous touristy things to do, we have brought to you the list of 7 awesome things that you’ll best enjoy only in Malaysia.

1. Explore the best of Cameron Highlands

Yes, we all know Genting highlands. It’s very beautiful, but head up north from Genting to explore the mystic Cameron highlands which is in its full might and beauty between December and February. Greenery as far as you can see and luscious landscapes will captivate your senses. Enjoy jungle trekking, take a stroll in the sprawling tea plantations, or simply soak in the mesmerizing sights of the stunning viewpoints.

Traveler’s Tip: if you are not a crowd person, avoid the best time to visit Cameron highlands. Instead, go during the off season. The beauty is the same and you get all the required time and privacy for a personal rendezvous with nature.

2. Climb the Mount Murud

One of the last unspoiled places in Malaysia- Sarawak’s Kelabit highlands are full of rich flora and a beautiful climate that takes you away from all the worries of the world. The first ever climber on the mountain- Eric Mjoherg described the place as an unforgettable paradise. Going on a trek here is one of the nature’s most rewarding experiences ever.

Traveler’s Tip: to celebrate the grandeur of the place, every year an annual pilgrimage is taken to the mountain and therefore, there are various wooden houses built to accommodate over 1500 people. So in case you want to stay for the night, no problems!

3. Visit the amazing Batu Caves and have the best Chinese meal outside China

Just when you thought the iconic Batu Caves is the only good thing you should be looking forward to, you get the surprise of one of the best Chinese meals right at the foot of the Batu caves. Almost a legend, Pan Heong restaurant serves the most authentic and delicious Chinese meals. Take the trek of ardent 272 steep steps to Batu caves, admire the mesmerizing skyline from the top point and come back with a giant hunger to do complete justice to the sumptuous food at Pan Heong.

Traveler’s Tip: try the Chinese fried flat noodles. They call it Sang Har Kwey Teow. Its divine, and the quantity is good enough to satiate your giant appetite.

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4. Admire the shades of blue oceans at the Pulau Payar Marine Park

While on your visit to Langkawi, Pulau Payar Marine Park is one of the best things to do. It’s an amazing place to try the exciting water sports. The place has an exceptionally beautiful marine life and truly magnificent corals. Whether or not you are interested to dive into the water or test your guts with the adventure sports, you still have to visit the park to soak in the beauty of the place and the variety of different shades of blue waters that surrounds it.

Traveler’s Tip: the island is uninhabited and therefore, there are no hotels or resorts found. The nearest island is Langkawi which is an hour away, and you will have to take a speed boat ride to and fro from the island.

5. Take a river Safari at the Kinabatangan River in Sabah

Home to the world’s most diverse ecosystems and the longest river of Sabah, the Kinabatangan forest adjoining the river is one of the country’s most famous wildlife sanctuary and you can easily spot many exotic species like Asian elephants, Proboscis monkey, and Sumatran Rhinos. Take a river Safari to discover the astounding ecosystem of the place and the abundant wildlife.

Traveler’s Tip: go on a night safari. Its fun, its adventurous and you can spot many nocturnal animals in their natural habitat. Most of the good tour operators offer this as a part of itinerary in their Malaysia Holiday Packages. So, don’t forget to ask for it.

6. Take a walk in one of the world’s oldest and prehistoric Rainforest in Pehang

Estimated to be over 130 million years old, the Taman Negara national park is one of the world’s oldest rainforests. Discover the mind blowing landscapes, rich flora and fauna, and Mount Tahan- the highest mountain in Malaysian Peninsula. Enjoy a variety of eco- adventure activities such as rapid shooting, canoeing, mountain and jungle trekking. Explore ancient limestone caves and also visit the indigenous community settlement of Orang asli.

Traveler’s Tip: take a walk along the world’s longest canopy to have the mesmerizingly beautiful view of the forest. Also, spend a night in the observation hide to catch a glimpse of the nocturnal animals in their habitat.

7. Visit Sarawak Cultural Village- the living Cultural Museum

Its hard to come across such a lively way of cultural explanation. Located in the foothills of the mighty Mount Santubong, the Sarawak Cultural Village is an award winning live display of the cultural heritage of Sarawak. Beautiful costumes, amazing handicrafts, traditional lifestyles and dwellings of the main communities showcasing their ethnic diversity; visiting the Sarawak Cultural Village is definitely one of the most awesome things to do in Malaysia. The place shows exceptional live performances by local artists and it also hosts the renowned international events such as World Harvest Festival and Rainforests World Music Festival.

Traveler’s Tip: spend time at the village to soak in the ethnicity. Visit the beautiful long houses and take a peek into the lives of different ethnic tribes. Don’t forget to take part in the interactive music workshop in the Rainforest Music House. The experience is every bit worth your time.

To completely experience the diversity of Malaysia, you have to travel it like a local and not as a tourist. Skip the regular attractions and go for the experiences that brings you closer to the roots of the country. Explore the abundant natural resources of this magnificent island and experience the tranquility of the soul of Malaysia.

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Travelling to Perth? Read this first.

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Perth is having a moment; there’s no way to deny it.

From the local brews to the hipster central hotspots, Perth is Australia’s new must-see destination and it’s not hard to see why. Awesome barrier reefs, expansive desert landscapes, wine country, white sand and blue water beaches, creative little creatures, and more are all rolled into one fantastic hotspot on Western Australia’s Coast and it’s a great place to vacation.

While I tend to take the road less travelled—beer tours! music festivals! fancy eats!—there’s a guide to getting the good stuff like a local as well, and this one is it. So sit back and relax; I’ve got suggestions to where to stay, where to play, and where to shop in an ultimate guide to living it up in Perth.  

Where to Stay

Perth is bursting with things to excite someone who really loves finding their niche in the travel market through accommodation; from great Airbnb rentals to state of the art boutique hotels, there’s plenty to excite a person who prides themselves on making a particularly excellent choice.

For lovers of the quiet B&B atmosphere I suggest Pension of Perth in Northbridge; with it’s classic, rustic-chic bed and breakfast style, it’s perfect for a couple taking a romantic getaway or for a writer’s retreat that ends with you writing the next screen adaptation for Australia. There’s private rooms and a townhouse, and it’s all minutes walk from Perth Central without being in the middle of the hustle and bustle—this means you get to eat, drink, be merry, and then come back home to relax.

Anywhere I go, I always suggest checking out Airbnb, especially if you’re looking for a local experience, or plan on going with a lot of people. There are some really great finds, from chic, luxe getaways close to the city and the beach, to huge Fremantle palaces to bring the whole family along, it’s hard to find something that won’t fit. Plus, you’re benefitting from the locals who are always inclined to give you good recommendations for eating, playing, and beaching!

And my ultimate recommendation for accommodation comes from personal experience at COMO The Treasury, and I’m fairly sure it’s the best place I’ve ever stayed (and there’s a lot of great options in Perth). Stark, modern interiors, specifically crafted restaurants and cafes, and a storied past (it used to be a government building), COMO by far is the coolest digs in Perth. If you’ve got the extra pocket change, splurge for a room here with modern art made by local and international artists on the wall, a meal at their rooftop hangout Wildflower, or a lazy day hanging around their in house library. Can you imagine anything more sumptuous than that?

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What to Do

Do. There’s plenty to play with in Perth; from the Kings Park (the largest city green space in the world) to Cottesloe Beach, taking a tour of Perth’ must-sees are super fun, sometimes off the map, and impossible to miss. For a look at the native creatures up close, check out Perth Zoo. For an overlooking view that makes for great panoramic shots, go with the Lotterywest Federation Walkway. For a history lesson, The Perth Mint is the oldest functioning mint in the world and the Old Mill is a quaint relic of life in the mid-19th century.

  1. Think Perth is just about the wine tours in Swan Valley? Think again. The microbrewery revolution in Perth has hit its stride and spending an afternoon tasting all the hops is certainly a great way to taste the flavor of WA. Check out favorites like Mash Brewing, Colonial Brewing Co., and Indian Ocean Co. for classic tastes that are always good, or strike out and make a date with Cheeky Monkey Brewery and Cidery and Feral Brewing Co.—either way you roll, you can’t go wrong.
  2.  Perth has a great many music festivals (that also happen to be conveniently located on their stunning beaches) that shouldn’t be missed. Sets on the Beach is Perth’s hottest beach party, both literally and figuratively. Featuring both local and international talent, Sets fest banks on the beautiful summer weather and killer beach sunsets, not to mention it’s awesome lineups,  to give you the best time around. For urban and underground music, check out The Origin (it’s Perth’s answer to the growing hip hop scene), and try St. Jerome’s Laneway for an international fest that hits up locations all over Australia and Southeast Asia, bringing some really big acts and a whole lot of jamming fun.
  3. Do you consider yourself to be a bit of a foodie? Then Perth is going to be your taste bud heaven. From one of a kind gourmet grilled cheeses at Toastface Grillah to streetside food trucks offering excellent bratwurst at Run Amuk, you’re going to go hungry and come back really full, really satisfied, and really in love. Hit up La Veen for a flat white, The Raw Kitchen as an ode to the clean living revolution, and Lot Twenty for some great outdoor vibes. For dinner, make sure you don’t miss No Mafia’s Australian-Italian menu or The Old Crow for a 5-course style eatery that mixes authentic gastronomy with local favorites and trendy dishes.

What to Buy

Anything Quokka. This fluffy marsupial always wears a happy smile and has been deemed the happiest animal on the planet (truth is, if I were this cute I’d be perpetually happy too), and is a much smarter find than going for the run-of-the-mill kangaroo. While we love our two-legged pouch friends, the quokka is the younger, more adorable cousin that makes for a perfect stuffed animal to take home to just about anyone. Don’t miss your chance, these furries are one of a kind.

Aboriginal Art. How can you go into a cultural mecca and not partake in the local arts? So when in Perth, grab some great Aboriginal pieces that won’t only be a talking point for all those dinners but also will enrich the community and keep the incredible artistry alive. Hit up galleries like Japingka and Creative Native Perth for some clever finds.  

  1. As a colony of Britain and just excellent located for some international trading, antiques are not hard to come by in Perth, and spending a day searching for treasure might just be your perfect answer for a rainy day plan. From awesome furniture finds to old fishing equipment, even if you don’t plan on taking anything home, it will certainly make you feel like you’ve just encountered old pirate’s booty after a day in Curio Warehouse or Bluebird Vintage.
  2. Okay, maybe this one is a bit of a stretch if you’re imagining the airfare it would take to book an extra street just for your new favorite instrument, but there’s no harm at all in going to Didgeridoo Breath and trying one out on your own. Grab a picture (and maybe a tiny souvenir from the shop) and turn that moment into a great postcard from Postagram or a magnet from Sticky9. It’s going to be way better than anything you imagined picking up at one of those tiny tourist shops.  

Any additional places, things, eateries, or stays that I missed in my list? Let me know what makes Perth your favorite place to visit, and I’ll be sure to check it out next time I’m there. Until then, bon voyage!

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Top Five Unexplored Honeymoon Destinations in India

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Marriage is a divine relation that brings together two souls with a perpetual bond for lifetime. As you start a new chapter of your life you do it with merriment and alacrity. With a new person in your life you require understanding and bonding as you gradually move ahead with your life.

Honeymoon is that part of the marriage which gives you space to spend some time with your spouse. It is a traditional holiday to celebrate the marriage with intimacy and seclusion that helps establish love in the relationship. Here is a list of some unexplored and unusual honeymoon destinations in India that will make your intimate vacation endearing.

1. Kovalam

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Kovalam is a beach town by the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram city of Kerala. The place got its name from the endless sight of coconut trees native to the place as Kovalam means “groove of coconut trees”. Kovalam is at a distance of thirteen kilometers from the capital city of Kerala and is easily accessible. The place is so serene that you can stroll under the dense canopies of coconut palms on a soft and sandy shore and savor some of the most delicious sea food dishes while listening to the rhythms of waves. With a lavish boat ride you can also explore the village life of this little town and get to know the culture and tradition of people living here. You can also pamper yourself with the native Ayurveda massages while exploring the town. With so many luxurious and romantic places to visit, honeymoon in Kovalam is truly charming.

2. Mahabaleshwar

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Mahabaleshwar is a city and a municipal council in Satara district in Maharashtra. This Indian hill station is located in the Western Ghats range. With one of the few evergreen forests, it was known as the summer capital during the British Raj. Mahabaleshwar is a vast plateau bounded by valleys on all the sides and is also known as the “Sunrise Point”. The place is also famous for its delicious strawberries and romantic climate. With dense and lush hills along with valleys and viewpoints such as Table land, Kate Point, Lodwick Point, Arthur’s Seat and Venna Lake which is surrounded by trees on all the sides, Mahabaleshwar is a perfect destination for Honeymoon.

3. Lahaul and Spiti

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The district of Lahaul-Spiti in Himachal Pradesh consists of the formerly separate districts of Lahaul and Spiti. Kunzum Pass with a height of 4,551 meters is the entrance of Spiti Valley from Lahaul. The district is also connected to Manali through Rohtang pass. Both regions are located at the highest point of Himachal Pradesh and Spiti is naturally the fourth lowest populated district of India which makes it nearly a perfect destination for Honeymoon. Lahaul and Spiti region is known for its traditional and historical structures and monasteries. The valley is also blessed with amazing Flora and Fauna which contributes to the natural beauty of this beautiful place.

4. Jodhpur

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It is the second largest city in Rajasthan and was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name. Jodhpur made it to the first position of Lonely Planet’s list of most extraordinary places to stay in the year 2014. The city is also referred to as the “Blue City” due to the dramatic blue-painted houses around the mighty Mehrangarh Fort. Surrounded by a huge fortress wall, the city is known for its scenic beauty and rich cultural heritage. The city is a gateway to the wonderland of sand dunes, shrubs and rocky terrain. Jodhpur has tons of places for sightseeing like Umaid Bhawan, Girdikot, Balsmund Lake, Mahamandir and much more. With traditional folk dances and musical performances Jodhpur has everything to make your honeymoon memorable.

5. Dalhousie


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Dalhousie is a popular hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Built on and around five hills and surrounded by snowcapped Dhauladhar Mountain range, it is a perfect summer retreat. Scottish and Victorian architecture is prevalent in the bungalows and churches of the town. Due to the town’s varying altitude it has a wide variety of flora which includes Deodars, Oaks and flowering Rhododen Drowns. Exalting rivers that twirls and spins between the lush dense woods makes for romantic views. With snowfalls during the months of December to February and star studded skies Dalhousie is one of the most romantic places for an intimate Honeymoon.

From exotic beaches, tranquil mountains, cozy deserts, and romantic weather to forts, lakes, temples and mesmerizing flora and fauna, India is flooded with endless destinations for honeymoon and therefore it is not easy to pick one. The list mentioned above will guide you through some of the most endearing honeymoon destinations.

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Top 3 Mediterranean cities for active family holiday

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The Mediterranean is one of the cleanest and most important seas of the world. Through history sailors have conquered the Mediterranean Sea, and linked the countries located on its shores. Spain, Croatia, Italy, Greece… it’s hard to choose which one of these amazing countries to visit, as they each have a lot to offer. Fine cuisine, sports, entertainment, breathtaking sites, bars… all of this and much more make the Mediterranean a top destination for your family vacation. Here are just 3 of the hundreds of locations you and your family can enjoy.

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Ibiza, Spain

Ibiza needs no introduction. This Spanish Island has a legendary reputation. It’s wild parties, luxury accomodation, music festivals are a thing to be experience, but Ibiza offers much more than that. Beyond all the parties, Ibiza is a great destination for your active vacation, as it has a ton of content catering to the more laid back type of people. People in Ibiza are all about eating right, fresh air and exercise. Doing yoga on a roof terrace, with the beautiful blue Mediterranean below you is a unique experience. And why stop at yoga? Paddle boating around the beautiful waters of the Mediterranean, hiking and exploring the nooks and crannies of the island, kickboxing and much more! If you get tired, you can always get a massage at one of the many hotels.

Ibiza is best reached by airplane or ship. The island’s road infrastructure is extremely well developed, and once you get there, you won’t have any problems getting around the island.

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Split, Croatia

This ancient town, located on the Adriatic Sea, is an up-and-coming tourist hotspot. Founded by the ancient Greeks, and ruled by the ancient Romans, Split has a ton of history behind it. Preserved remains of former times litter the town, such as the impressive Diocletian’s palace, several churches, statues and much more will keep you entertained. But there’s more. Besides the party scene, Split is host to many sports and cultural activities. Scuba diving, riding a boat, hiking, yachting, water polo and football are all sports that you can see every day in Split. The surrounding islands also make for cool trips too!

Getting to this coastal paradise isn’t a huge hassle, as Split has an active airport, and from there all that separates you from it is a short Split airport taxi ride to the city center.

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Amalfi, Italy

Nearby Naples, this beautiful Italian city is on many tourists’ “to-do” lists. The Amalfi coast is a 43 miles stretch of heaven. Tourists flock to the Amalfi region during the summer, but this town is also popular during the off season, as the weather never gets too cold.

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The beauty of Amalfi lies in its versatility. Your vacation can be as busy as you want it to be. If you want you can spend your days eating at one of the numerous restaurants, and relaxing on the beach, but if you want your vacation to be active, Amalfi is a great option. Its location offers a unique base to explore hills, romantic small villages, beaches and coves located all around Amalfi. Perfect for swimming, hiking and biking, this Italian town is also home to some of the most beautiful concerts of classical music in this part of Europe, which are held in a garden of a villa. Magical indeed!

Amalfi is well connected with the rest of Italy, and is accessible by boat, train, car, planes, ferries and much more.

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What makes Mozambique such a great travel destination?

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Discovered by Vasco Da Gama back in 1498, Mozambique has over the past decade managed to make a name for itself as one of the world’s top tourist destinations for a number of reasons. With a turbulent history marked by political and social struggles, the African country is a true hotpot of cultural identities and one of the finest tropical destinations for lovers of aquatic fun, powdery beaches and azure ocean waters. Before you start packing your bags, take a quick look at the brief overview of Mozambique’s history, climate, natural attractions and leisure activities: we guarantee you will love every minute spent in this exotic country.

History of Mozambique

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In the early 16th century, the Portuguese managed to establish a foothold in Mozambique in terms of administration and trade by creating of prazos (land grants). Although the colonizers saw a gradual expansion of influence in the next few decades, pushing back Muslim Arab slave traders in the coastline areas, the situation began to change toward the end of the 17th century when the Arabs seized Fort Jesus, Mombasa Island.

From that point onwards, the Portuguese slowly shifted administrative powers to major private companies, but the ten-year War of Independence which began in 1964 eventually led to mass Portuguese immigration, declaration of Mozambique independence in 1975 and introduction of one-party system founded on Marxist principles. Nevertheless, the peace was short-lived: two years upon the ending of war for liberation, a civil war ripped the country apart, ultimately resulting in millions of refugees, replacement of Marxist ideologies with capitalism and election of democratic government. In 1995, Mozambique became the first non-British former colony to join the Commonwealth of Nations, and its economy has since been steadily recovering through development of industry and tourism.

Climate of Mozambique

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Situated in the tropical belt, Mozambique has a warm climate characterized by ample sunshine and warm temperatures throughout the year. The average temperature in the country is around 82°F, with humid, hot and rainy summer months from October to April and slightly cooler dry season from June to October.

Beaches and natural attractions

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With a pristine palm-fringed coastline stretching 2,500 kilometers along the Indian Ocean, Mozambique takes pride in some of Africa’s finest beaches such as Praia de Zalala, Wimbe, Tofo and Bazaruto. In addition to the crystal-clear water and white sandy beaches on the mainland, tourists can also explore the small neighboring islands in the Bazaruto Archipelago, a true tropical paradise still largely untouched by commercial tourism.

Leisure activities in Mozambique

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With its warm climate, fascinating beaches, vivid marine life, colorful coral gardens and reefs, underwater caves and wreck sites, Mozambique is a true treat for water sports lovers. One of the best destinations for scuba divers and snorkeling fans, this African country is the best place to go diving after humpback whales, large whale sharks, small-eyed rays and giant manta rays. If you do not have any scuba experience, you can always sign up for a diving course at the spot and experience Mozambique’s impressive water world first-hand with a professional instructor onboard.

Whether you are a lover of historical sites or ocean-borne adventures, Mozambique is definitely a must-see. There is no better place to escape the hectic city life than Mozambique coastline: hot, sunny and teeming with exotic wonders, the African country has everything it takes to make your holiday a tropical dream come true.

If you intend to visit Mozambique any time soon, head over to propertymaputo.com to get the info on the hottest real estate deals and availability. Explore the picturesque scenery and wildlife, laze around soft, white sands a few feet away from azure ocean waves, sip your Pina Colada in the shade of a palm tree and take a dive into the magical marine world of southern Africa – we promise, a visit to Mozambique is a holiday you will never forget.

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Active Weekends in Sydney

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Loved by its citizens as well as international tourists, Sydney is a true cosmopolitan. It is home to a thriving arts and culture scene, world-class shopping, top restaurants, captivating beaches, national parks, and many more breath-taking attractions just waiting to be rediscovered by you. With its packed calendar of events, this vibrant city offers many ways to explore it and have fun all year round.

Here are some ideas for an active weekend in Sydney:

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Hug the Harbour

This is one of the must-do Sydney tours. Sydney Harbour, with its 240 kilometres of shoreline, is regarded as one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world. Walk the harbour shoreline, or embark on a charted ferry passing by some of the most famous landmarks, and enjoy the scenic views. Cross the much loved Coat Hanger on foot, or climb it. Sydney Tours R Us organise tours with a stop at Milsons Point for another magnificent view of the iconic Sydney Opera House, and city skyline. Watch the sun set over the harbour’s sparkling waters from a beachfront restaurant.

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Hyde Park

Australia’s oldest park is home to hundreds of exotic and native trees and several monuments, including the Archibald Fountain, ANZAC Memorial, and the Pool of Reflection. It is a perfect spot for a picnic, or to take a seat and have a breather, or to sunbath lazily on one of the many benches. Don’t miss St. Mary’s Cathedral on the edge of Hyde Park.

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Bondi Beach

Australia’s most famous beach was added to the Australian National Heritage List in 2008, but it has been a hub of entertainment in Sydney since the dawn of time. This kilometre long expanse of golden sands attracts tens of thousands of people each year, who come here to walk, jog, surf, or simply relax in numerous cafes, bars and seafood restaurants. Swimming is permitted, water temperature is around 21 degrees in the summer months, and there is a shark net to keep swimmers safe.

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Step Back in Time in The Rocks

Since 1788, when the first settlers stepped ashore, the birthplace of modern Sydney, The Rocks, has transformed from a convict-built settlement into a thriving neighbourhood featuring many sleek hotels and funky bars. Discover the heritage sandstone buildings, cobblestone streets and monuments . The precinct is also an arts and cultural hub, so be sure to check out some of the art galleries or museums it offers. Visit The Rocks Weekend Markets, with over 200 stalls selling anything from designer clothing to cookware, but most importantly – delicious food.

How would you spend your weekend in Sydney?

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Hyderabad – The Birth Of A New Princely City

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The princely state which gave us the delicious biriyani and certain other delicacies is a stand-out city in the past and present alike, with a really bright and promising future. This rapidly developing city is competing to be among the best cities in India. This article briefly describes the transition of the city from its ancient era to its modern.

The city of Hyderabad directly resonates with a princely state feeling. This is mainly because this old city was the seat of the Nizam, the ruler of the entire princely state and the twin city of Secunderabad. This city is the cream of all the historical destinations in India. Although this old city is filthy rich with the historical building, monuments and palaces; it is also a rapidly developing city. So much so that it is believed to be giving the flamboyant and tech centres of India, Bangalore, a run for its money to take over the throne as the IT capital of India.

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Emerging as a top city in the country, this city has a lot of visitors. Although the city sees a lot of tourists, most of the visitors are normally here on a business trip. You need not worry about your stay here as there is certainly no shortage of accommodations and you could book the best one fitting your purpose and budget by making an online booking. You could just check the listings of the hotels in Hyderabad with tariff on your search engine and compare and book it via a travel website. Hyderabad plays home to two of the biggest heavyweight MNC’s in India – Microsoft and Google, have their India headquarters here, which gave it a huge surge in visitors and settlers working for such huge companies.

In the current pace that the city is growing, it is easy to overlook the historical brilliance and heritage of this city. With the spawning of numerous sky high malls and office buildings with glass facades, the whole city has a new face lift and there are constant ongoing constructions of flyovers to tackle the increasing traffic. One has to be on the look out for the historical sites specifically which can be a quick oversight with the sprawling metropolis buildings. Although if the entire purpose of visit were to witness such historical sights then it is a different story. In the quest of establishing the city on a new theme and making it an IT centre of India, there are also many facilities and establishments set up for class of people. Very often people are here for a few days to attend business meetings. This saw the establishment of various 5 star hotels in Hyderabad to cater to such businessmen and entrepreneurs. These class of people splurge on some of the finest luxurious hotel after their long tiring meetings. Hyderabad has a brilliant mix and representation of India’s rich historical past and the new emerging modern India.

 

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Beaches in Sydney

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Australia’s favorite pastime is surfing. Sweeney Report claimed that there are two and a half million surfers in Australia (Andrew Start for CoastalWatch.com, 2010). This means that all those amazing and wonderful beaches in Australia are packed with people. The beaches are big and long, so even though it is crowded, it is never too busy so that you cannot enjoy your stay there. Here are some of the most interesting and most famous beaches that you may want to check out while in Sydney.

The Big Bondi Beach

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This is not only one of the most famous beaches in Australia, it is one of the most famous beaches in the world. For those that love the outdoor sports, especially beach volleyball, visiting Bondi will be a real treat. This is where the court for the beach volleyball for the Olympics 2000 was erected and it is still there. You will have the chance to play on that very court. The usual swimming, surfing and sunbaking activities are always available. If you get up really early, you will see a different face of Bondi. A lot of people come to jog, swim or do some other sort of exercise before going to work. On Sundays, you can even check out the Bondi Market that is always busy and fun.

The Families’ Favorite Coogee

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There are many amazing activities that make this beach a perfect beach for families. The first are the great natural and artificial sea pools where kids can freely swim and have fun. Another thing are the many rides and activities for kids. There is also a free petting zoo for kids. On the top of all that, there is a Coogee Family Fun Day where everything gets turned into fun for families. Besides being the place where families and surfers have all the fun, sunsets are amazing at here and Coogee makes a very romantic place for couples and those long walks.

The Hidden Long Beach and Fisherman’s Beach

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For those that want something far more romantic, you need to go and find the Long Beach and the Fisherman’s Beach. These romantic and secluded beaches make perfect beach wedding venues in Sydney. They are small and secluded, but they have amazing views and they give you the privacy that you cannot get on the big beaches around Sydney.

The Amazing Manly

Manly
Manly is also one of the most well-known beaches in the entire Australia that is busy with people during the night and the day. The outdoor activities of all sorts are available, as well as many cafes, bars, food stands and restaurants. For something really amazing and unique, you will need to make a move from the crowd and go toward the great North Head. It is a nice walk and not a short one, but it pays off. North Head is one of the best whale spotting places there are. If you do not want to walk, find some of the whale watching tours that guarantee that you will spot the whales. It is remarkable experience.

Needless to say, the majority of beaches in Australia are perfect for one or another type of surfing. On most of them, you can go swimming and you can dive. However, after a day or two, you will be compelled to search the surrounding and find other ways to enjoy these places, as well. Luckily, these amazing beaches have a lot to offer.

Featured photo credit: By Adam.J.W.C. (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Top 10 Best Family Winter Vacations for 2015

The Top 10 Best Family Winter Vacations for 2015

A winter vacation provides an opportunity to spend time with your family while enjoying your favorite winter pastimes. Here are the ten best family winter vacations for 2015.

Head North to…Alaska?

Alaska is great in the winter. Travel is much cheaper and you will experience the Alaska everyone wants to see. You can catch the Aurora Borealis, try dog mushing, and participate in lots of outdoor activities.

Go see the Mouse, and Harry Potter.

In winter, the temperatures are mild in Orlando, Florida. Walt Disney World and Universal Studios are magical with elaborate decorations and shows. If that isn’t enough, you can head over to the Gaylord Hotel and experience the ICE exhibit.

It’s all about the Bahamas, baby!

Warm weather served with an insane waterpark and glorious beaches defines Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas. This resort will thrill the whole family.

Fancy a Victorian Christmas?

Cape May, New Jersey will take you back in time for a more traditional Christmas experience. The charming seaside Victorian town offers a holiday train, caroling, breakfast with Santa, gingerbread house construction, and dozens of other activities for your kids or the kid in you.

How about we hit the slopes?

Snowmass, Aspen, Colorado provides every conceivable snow sport, and caters to every age. There is even a ski gear rental service called Ski Butlers. They will come to your room and fit your family, offer support while you enjoy your ski vacation, and then come pick up your gear before you leave.

Sun and sand for me please.

Clearwater, FL on the Gulf Coast is a relaxed community that is perfect for families. A warmer weather option where amusements abound and great restaurants beckon to those who want a little more laid back vacation.

Explore the “other” New York.

Families love the Adirondack Mountain region for its sporting activities and quiet, cozy cabins. If you dream of staring out at a beautiful winter scene with a steaming hot cup of cocoa in your hand, you could do no better than the Adirondacks.

What kid wouldn’t want to visit a place called Smugglers’ Notch?

This Northern Vermont resort has incredible children’s programs, skiing, a zip line canopy tour, snow shoe trails, and lots of other fun activities and programs for the whole family.

Mom, can we go to the Mall?

This mega mall houses hundreds of stores, an aquarium, Nickelodeon Universe, the Minnesota Children’s museum, many restaurants, a comedy club, adventure golf and a mirror maze. There is even an on-site hotel if you want to avoid Minnesota’s winter weather.

Choose a location and bundle up with your family on vacation this winter. There is no better time to make memories.

 

All Geared Up: 5 Essentials for Your Next Hunting Adventure

Most experienced hunters know that having the proper gear can make the difference between a successful hunting trip and a failed one. The problem is that every year new products hit the market claiming to help you hunt better than ever before. When packing for your hunting trip, how exactly do you figure out the must-haves from the dead weight? The following list features items that we feel can make a difference. Consider these essentials when packing:

Rifle Scopes
If you are going on a backpacking hunting trip in the mountains, you will certainly need a scope for your rifle. There are lots of different opinions when it comes to which rifle scope is best, sufficing to say that it is essential to have one and to know how to zero it. Different retailers offer numerous different rifle scope options along with mounts and other accessories. Since quality rifle scopes can tend to be high in price, seek out discounts and codes from places like Discountrue for retailers like Brownells.

A Hunting Knife (or Knives)
For most hunters, the moment just before the trigger is pulled or the bowstring is released is the most exciting and enjoyable part of the trip. However, once that moment is over you will (hopefully) have some skinning and field dressing to do. A good hunting knife can make the job easier and faster.

A Quality Backpack
You will need to be able to carry all of the other gear on your essentials list so you will need a good backpack. Camouflage backpacks are the popular option when hunting and you may want to choose one without multiple pockets since those can limit the amount of space in the backpack.

Trekking Poles
While these are more commonly associated with hiking, they are valuable on a backpack hunt. Of course, it is possible to hunt without them; however, they can make all the difference and will likely join your list of essentials once you try them.

A First Aid Kit
When you are out in the woods and far from help, the ability to take care of injuries on the spot can literally be the difference between life and death. Accidents do happen no matter how careful you try to be. You should be should be able to disinfect and dress wounds if they occur as well as splint broken bones and handle minor problems like blisters on feet. At the very least, your kit should have bandages and antiseptic ointment along with pain medication and cold drugs.

Obviously, you will need more than just these items for a successful hunt. However, the items above should be among your priorities when packing. They can ensure that your hunt is safe and successful.