Worshipping the Sun in Menorca
Jul30

Worshipping the Sun in Menorca

Sun lovers don’t need to be told about the merits of holidays to Menorca. The second largest of the Balearic Islands, it is famed the world over for its sunny climate, which is apparent almost the whole year around. In the summer months you can expect as many as ten to 11 hours of sunshine a day, but even in the winter, it’s possible to work on your tan, with three to four hours of quality sunshine a day and temperatures in the teens – not bad for December and January! More tranquil than its larger sibling Majorca, the island offers the opportunity to enjoy roasting temperatures and laze on the beach in relative calm. Click throughfor a comprehensive selection of packages you can get for holidays on the island. In the meantime, let’s look at everything you need to know about the island. When to visit? As we mentioned, Menorca is a sunseeker’s paradise and June through to September is the peak of the summer, when temperatures are usually in the late twenties or sometimes the early thirties and you can expect more than ten hours of uninterrupted sunshine every day. For this reason, it’s certainly popular with families looking to get away during the school holidays. If you don’t have kids, a good time to go is in September, when schools in the UK reconvene for the new academic year. You’ll find that it can be just as blistering at this point of the year as it is earlier in the summer and there’s typically about eight hours of sunshine a day to enjoy. Taking advantage of the sun With el sol shining so brightly on Menorca, you don’t need to worry about any of it going to waste. In fact, whenever you choose to visit you’ll have plenty of opportunity to soak up the rays. Punta Prima to the east of Sant Lluis is a beautiful beach with flawless white sand. If you walk to its eastern end, there are also plenty of rocks to make things interesting. Here you can enjoy the usual swimming and beach sports, while there are some great bars dotted along the shore. Alternatively, why not try out Son Bou, which is south of Alaior and serves as one of Menorca’s longest stretches of uninterrupted beach. Here, you’ll find beach bars, sun beds and access to all the water sports you’d expect, while lifeguards are also on hand for added peace of mind. Picking a resort You’re bound to be surrounded by beaches and attractions wherever you choose to stay in Menorca and access shouldn’t be a problem thanks to the size of...

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Top 6 Things To See or Do In Dubai
Jul17

Top 6 Things To See or Do In Dubai

Dubai is a thriving metropolis with top-class attractions. With the city stretching 25 miles along the coast, you will be amazed by their sheer accessibility. Taxis are not only cheap but plentiful and with a reliable metro, it can be easy to get around. You should note that Dubai is a Muslim country and you should respect this fact. Though alcohol is available, you shouldn’t be found staggering in the streets. The weather can also get extremely hot but you have no reason to wear next to nothing in public places such as shopping malls. When you act respectfully, you will also be treated with kindness as you enjoy this nearly crime-free environment. You can enjoy Dubai holiday packages from a price of £500. These packages include a 3 nights/4 days accommodation, inclusive of breakfast and all applicable tax, meet & greet service at the airport, dhow cruises, half day tour of Dubai city with a visit to Dubai museum and desert safari. There are also cheaper packages for people traveling on a budget. Top 6 things/places The Buri Khalifa It is almost impossible to miss the tallest structure on earth when you arrive in Dubai. One thing that you shouldn’t miss is viewing the city from the 134th floor. Whether during the day or night, the view is just spectacular. The Dubai mall An activity that you cannot afford to miss in Dubai is shopping. You got to see this more so as to believe it. The eating and shopping appears like a side attraction. Some of the amazing features of the mall include an indoor theme park known as Sega World, 22-screen cinema, children’s world called Kidzania, and an aquarium that has an underwater zoo. (image courtesy of Prof. Tournesol). Skiing at the Mall of the Emirates Nothing offers a truly great ski experience like skiing in the Ski Dubai located in the Mall of the Emirates. The longest run is about 1,300 feet and you can hire all the ski gears necessary. The lockers are also more than you need. The lost city You will witness an island that was created from nothing with the building of Palm Jumeirah. With the Atlantis hotel sitting on top of it, nothing makes such a spectacular landmark. A water-park known as Aquaventure is also among the attractions. Here you get up close with dolphins and for kids, there is a play area. Friday brunch With weekends starting on Thursday in Dubai, a common tradition for restaurants is to offer an all-you-can-eat-and-drink brunch every Friday during Lunchtime. Different establishments battle in putting up the most attractive array of beverages and...

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6 Perfect Cultural Gifts to Take Home from China
Jul12

6 Perfect Cultural Gifts to Take Home from China

China is a country that has a great history, culture and different tradition that makes it different from world. Depends on where you come from from, the cost of flight to China can be very costly which might balance it with the low cost of traveling in China after arriving.  If you decide to compare prices, keep in mind that flight are affordable and easy to find on www.fly.co.uk.  When you visit china you will surely find so many native cultural things there that you cannot find anywhere else in the world. You can take buy these things as souvenir and gift from China and here are 6 perfect cultural gifts to take home from China. Silk from China Silk : It was the China that gave silk to world and Silk from China is world famous for its amazing quality, magnificent colors and various varieties. In China also Silk from few specific places like Sichaun, Suzhou, Hangzhou, and Dandong is more famous compare to other places and you cannot get this quality of silk from anywhere else in the world. So buying Silk from china is one of the best Chinese cultural gifts to take home from china. Tea : This is another item that originated from China and loved by world. You can find hundreds of Tea Varieties in China that Chinese people consume at different time of the day for different reason. They consume it with meal, they use it for better health, they consume it for pleasure and they also use it as welcome drink. Chinese categorize tea in black tea, green tea, scented tea, brick tea and long tea. You can take buy some from all 5 categories and you can use it as you want. Handicrafts : Just like tea and Silk Handicraft products from china are also world famous and it offer so many different handicraft products that amaze everyone. Some of these handicrafts look like living being and to create this kind of masterpiece, Chinese artisans give their entire dedication and lot of time. These handicrafts include paper ct, embroidery, woodblock picture, leather silhouette and you can buy some of these handicrafts as cultural gifts from china. Paintings: China is one of the oldest countries that have artistic tradition and its paintings reflected the time, social condition and its changes as time changed. Painters from china mastered this art in an amazing way that they can create lively painting and you will feel as if everything is like real. You can also buy some of these paintings from china as a cultural gift that you can use at your home or...

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