Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Rock This Year British Film Festival Event with the Australian Tourism

The rate of heartbeat of many people from the film industry is automatically increased when someone starts talking about the BFI London Film Festival. People always have a huge craze for gaining recognitions and popularity one can earn during this festival. So, there is always a reason to talk about the venue of this big celebration. This year BFI will be celebrated in the month of October (from Wednesday 8 October-Sunday 19 October) in Australia, which is replete with tourist delights and attractions. Thus, people from across the world have now a wonderful opportunity not only to enjoy this 12-days program, but also to explore the scenic beauty and amazing culture of the country. In short, you as a traveler can expect to get the ultimate warmth and hospitality by the Australian tourism.

About the BFI London Film Festival

The BFI London Film Festival is celebrated as a major event in which world’s best new films are nominated for claiming an award in their respective domain. Known as one of most awaited celebrations in London’s cultural calendar, BFI London comprises of screenings of fiction as well as documentary features, encompassing European and world premieres. People from across the globe attend this festival to enjoy its glory and witness a two-week showcase of the internationally recognized film stories. Moreover, screenings of animates shorts and live action are also a major highlight of this 12-days program. A huge flock of directors, cast and crew attend their master classes, career interviews and other special events. It will feature an exceptional range of a plenty of highly anticipated contemporary films, as well as quintessential classics.

British Film Festival Event with Australian Tourism

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Australia Tourism Is Ready To Welcome Its Guests Wholeheartedly
Irrespective of being popular as a small continent, Australia is one of the most exciting places to visit. Each place of the country has its own significance and story, allowing visitors to make their trip interesting and memorable. You as a tourist will surely find a number of opportunities to make fun when performing different activities ranging from having a tour of Sydney or Brisbane to visiting the worldwide popular kangaroo islands and Great Ocean Road. Several most gorgeous Australian destinations include the cities of Melbourne and Sydney, and other high profile destinations including the Great Barrier Reef, the Gold Coast, regional Queensland, as well as the world's largest reef. So, what are you waiting for? Book your ticket for the upcoming the BFI London Film Festival and allow yourself to have an unforgettable taste for both your craving for BFI and the passion for visiting eye-popping locations of the country on a same plate. 

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Ten Cheap Beach Destinations

The best way to enjoy summers is a trip to an exotic beach. We all dream of lying on a beach with a wine glass in hand and watch the sun go down. But, with everything getting so expensive, it is not possible all the time to fit a trip in your family budget.

Yet, if you are wise and smart, choosing the right beach destination is a good idea. This will reduce the travel cost drastically and you will end up enjoying the sun and the sand without burning a hole in your pocket. Almost all warm weather destinations are cheaper in the summers therefore, plan your holidays during that time of the year.

Here are ten cheapest beach destinations around the world that you can enjoy without any financial pressure.

Dubrovnik, Croatia, offers beaches that rival those in Eastern Europe and the scenic beauty of this place is spectacular. Instead of going to the expensive Italy or Greece, enjoy the beauty of Dubrovnik and come back invigorated.

Dubrovnik beach, Croatia
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Mombasa in Kenya is famous worldwide as one of Africa's major tourist destinations and is home to some of the best exotic beaches in the world: With amazing marine life, luxurious hotels and hospitable people, the second largest city in Kenya attracts thousands of tourists throughout the year.

Nungwi beach in Tanzania on Zanzibar Island in Indian Ocean is not that far from the famous Mauritius, RĂ©union and Seychelles Islands. It is clean and offers a great view to visitors. It is easy on the pocket too.

Puerto Viejo, on the southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, is perfect for a relaxing beach holiday under your budget.

Caribbean coast of Costa Rica
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Destin is an inexpensive stretch of beach that spans 100 miles along the Gulf of Mexico. With moderately priced resorts and restaurants, it is perfect for a holiday with family or a big gang of friends.

Paradise Beach, in Mykonos, Greece, is a good option for a cheap vacation in the Mediterranean. It is one of the biggest and most inexpensive party beaches in the world, with clubs and bars all over the area.

Cannon Beach, Oregon, is a cheap beach vacation for people who love nature. Hiking, trails and sightseeing are some of the bonuses you get at cannon beach.

Cannon Beach
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The island of Malta is again an excellent choice as it suits everyone's budget. The reason is that it is a tiny island so your travel cost is minimal.

Patara Beach in Turkey and its surrounding area with Taurus Mountains in the background is an excellent place for those who want adventure.

Located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island in North Carolina on the east coast of US, Ocracoke beach is the best in America. It is an isolated place that brings calmness to the mind.

Go ahead and plan that most-awaited beach holiday without worrying about the expenses!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Places I Visited with 10 Pounds a Day Cost

We all love to take a vacation. It is the best way to break free from one’s droning life. A relaxing & enjoyable holiday also gives us a better perspective of life and motivates us to achieve our goals with added enthusiasm.

However, most people are under the misconception that vacations are a luxury that only a few can afford. Travel enthusiasts can enjoy a debt-free vacation by proper planning and selecting the ideal destinations as per their budgets.

Booking the right places of stay and by saving on the commuting & meal costs, vacationers can enjoy a memorable holiday at an affordable price. There are many tourist destinations which excursionists can visit by spending as low as 10 pounds a day.

Listed below are the 10 best budget destinations of the world. These are my personal favorite cities too, where I have spent around 10 pounds a day which included a dormitory bed at a good hostel, 3 budgeted meals, 1 sightseeing attraction, and 2-way commuting cost.

1)    Pokhara, Nepal: This is one of the cheapest cities of the world. From lakes to caves, and from trekking to whitewater rafting, Pokhara is an exciting city. Revered as the ‘Tourist Capital of Nepal’ Pokhara, renowned for its pleasant weather, Annapurna Mountains, Devi’s Falls, and more, is simply magical.

Pokhara tour
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2)    Bangkok, Thailand: From budgeted dormitories to affordable roadside food joints serving cuisines from the world over, Bangkok is a perfect holiday destination for one and all. A holidaymaker can get a room in a 3 star hotel here at a price that one would spend on a bed in a hostel in Europe!

3)    Chiang Mai, Thailand: Another popular destination in Thailand is Chiang Mai, revered for its indelible charm and unparalleled charisma. Chiang Mai, one of the most visited cities of the Kingdom of Thailand after Bangkok, captivates its guests with its opulent landscapes.

4)    Goa, India: Goa is a beautiful beach territory in India which attracts innumerable tourists from the world over. Though the best time of the year to visit this mesmerizing land is during Christmas and New Year, but saving on your hard-earned money by travelling during the low season is certainly a good idea. Though Goa is one of the expensive destinations of the country, but in comparison to other touristic locations of the world, it is pretty reasonable!

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5)    Hanoi, Vietnam: Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam is a historical city peppered with monuments, palaces, lakes, opera houses, and more. One can easily grab a sumptuous meal at a local joint for a pound or two. A can of cold beer would not cost more than a pound too! Hanoi is the perfect place for food fanatics, on a limited budget.

6)    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Admired for its French colonial architecture, the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City is also well-known for its lip-smacking and cheap food. With its bustling markets offering products at throwaway prices, this city has every ingredient for a memorable holiday and will never let you exceed your budget.

7)    Vientiane, Laos: Vientiane is another transfixing city that will leave you awestruck, with good memories to linger forever. A paradise for the budgeted travelers, this destination is a perfect blend of the old and new.

8)    Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia, is an enclave of tranquility and dazzles the onlookers with its simplicity and charm. From temples to palaces and from museums to pubs, this city promises to create a treasure trove of exceptional memories and experiences, at an affordable price.

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9)    Colombo, Sri Lanka: The capital city of Sri Lanka overwhelms tourists with its color, energy, and smiling hosts. Though there are not too many cheap hostels and other accommodation options, but the ones that are available are pretty affordable. With loads of attractions, Colombo is a must-visit destination for all globetrotters.

10)    Delhi, India: Last but not the least, is the capital city of India – Delhi. This historic city with its old-world charm attracts visitors from across the world. Though accommodation in Delhi is not very cheap, but one can strike a good deal bargaining. With delicious food available at dearth cheap prices, sightseeing fee & commuting cost also being negligible, Delhi is just perfect for those with a restricted budget.

Qutub minar, Delhi
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The cities of the Asian continent dominate the list of the cheapest cities of the world. Whether a good vacation for you means exhilarating sightseeing spots, bustling markets, mouth-watering delicacies, or good cultural experiences, the cities mentioned above offer all of these!

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Good Thing about the Beaches in Sydney and Melbourne

With a myriad of natural wonders, tourists are often spoiled for choices in Australia, a country in the Southern Hemisphere. Australia is an island continent that has around 10, 000 beaches. The climate of the country varies due to its size. The northern Australia enjoys a tropical climate and southern Australia a temperate one. The weather can range from below zero temperatures to intolerable.

Cities that are not surrounded by water, crave for beaches. Beaches bring freshness and change and make us happy. Beaches mean fun, and loads of sun and sand. They are natural beauties that are a treat to the eyes. Two cities in Australia stand out for their mesmerizing beaches. Sydney and Melbourne!

Let us highlight few prominent beaches in these two cities.

Scintillating Sydney Beaches

The largest city of Australia is Sydney with a population just under 4 million. What makes Sydney breathtakingly beautiful is its harbor and surrounding water ways. The coastline is lined with beach after beach.

Bondi Beach is one of Australia's most famous beaches and well-known worldwide. It has probably featured on more postcards, more television shows and films than any other in Australia. Every year, tons and thousands of people, from backpackers to billionaires, visit the famous beach.

Situated on the Eastern shore of the island, Manly Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Sydney. One of the notable attractions of this beach is the renowned Historical Walk that narrates about diseased migrants who a long time ago lodged at the northern tip of the island before being confined by the locals. Other fun-filled activities include scuba diving, swimming and kayaking.

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Commonly referred to as Glamarana by the locals, the beach has all the beautiful things that one would expect to find at a world-class beach. It is so peaceful that you can go for recreational activities. The beach is quite close to the city.

Marvellous Mebourne Beaches

To the south of Sydney, there is another modern and cosmopolitan city called Melbourne. The city thrives today as a major tourist destination in the Oceania. Melbourne, as a city, can excite, thrill, entertain, amuse and inspire you to no end. Melbourne offers a fine coastal experience for those who love water. Summertime is the best season to hit the beaches and take a dip the chilly waters.

Albert Park beach is not so wide but has an attractive palm strip. You can find many bikers and rollerbladers at the Albert Park beach.

Right next to the Albert Park beach, sits the Middle Park that offers a number of facilities for swimmers. This beach offers a safe and restricted area for surfing and boating. If you have a pet to tag along, part of the beach on the St. Kilda side is exclusively reserved for canine lovers and canines to unwind.

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So, if you are planning to go Down Under this vacation, don't forget to hit the beaches at Sydney and Melbourne, and relax under the sun or in the water. Enjoy the pristine beauty of clear water and some amazing fun-filled activities at these amazing beaches.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

The City of Gold - Johannesburg

Let us take a trip to the legendary City of Gold, Johannesburg!

Wondering where this proverbial name came from? Well this elusive city in South Africa was founded on a gold mine and hence the christening happened. Travellers from all over the planet come to this land seeking some intriguing stories of gold and mining.

That is not all. There is another name Johannesburg could do with, and that is “Green City”, because It displays an outstanding assortment of fauna and flora. One of the greenest cities in the world with towering trees of Syringas, Sycamores, Oaks and Jacaranda lining the streets, it paints a beautiful landscape for one to admire. Most incredible fact is that buildings in the city are less in number than the counting of trees in the city.

For Nature Creatures

If you are one of those who love to sit in the lap of nature in a breathtakingly beautiful city, October to December are the months for you to visit Johannesburg. The Jacaranda trees are in full blossom and laden with vibrant purple flowers for the nature lovers to relish the magnificent sight. These beautiful Jacaranda flowers are also considered to be very lucky. If one falls on your head, it surely is your lucky day.
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Modern World Grandeur

Well, the modern world lovers should not be burdened. There is everything to catch their fancy in the city, apart from the trees and greenery. The freshly built "Gautrain" can take them anywhere within Johannesburg, even to the city of Pretoria, the capital of South Africa. The well constructed bus depots and stations that mushroomed during 2010 FIFA world cup, come in handy when it comes to exploring the city in its true colours.
What to Do when in the City of Gold?

Oh that’s easy. There are lots of exciting activities and things to do in Johannesburg as the urban and cultural scenarios dangle out plenty of al fresco getaways. One of the most popular day trips in Johannesburg which you can enjoy with your family is a tour of Soweto. This town is loaded with a mystical display of some struggle monuments, artists in their studios, a range of unceremonious taverns and music venues. All put together, the trip will definitely bring you lot of excitement and joy.
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Some historic and charming places to visit in this city include some very interesting museums. One among these famous museums is the Apartheid Museum which is located in this Gold Reef City. A good number of theme parks and botanical gardens also bring ecstasy to the visitors.

Winding Up

This intriguing city of green and gold, which is also the hub to South Africa’s trade and business, unquestionably possesses some great resources of wealth, fun, excitement and recreation especially for those who are non natives. Johannesburg will render you the memories you will always love to look back on. This city, beyond doubt, is a place that should be visited at least once in your lifetime.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Get ready to witness FIFA-2014 grandeur at Sao Paulo, Brazil

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In 1998, when Ricky Martin rocked the world with his FIFA World Cup Song ‘The Cup of Life’, everybody was dancing to his tunes. Later in 2010, Shakira also made the world make some belly dance moves on her song ‘This Time for Africa’. So what is next? Well, the fun meter would raise high once again. So get ready and pack your bags as Brazil is waiting for you to come and experience the most exciting event of the year – FIFA World Cup 2014.

FIFA World Cup has always been such enthralling and exciting occasion for football lovers across the globe. This year in 2014, it has been scheduled to happen in the wonderful city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Despite some recent mishaps at the stadium construction site, Brazil is all set to host the most awaited event confidently. The football fever will begin with the opening match between Brazil and Croatia on 12th June’14 in Sao Paulo. The series will continue till one month with three resting days each after Group Matches, Round of 16, Quarter Finals and Semi-Finals respectively. The final match will be played on 13th July’14 in Rio De Janeiro. The detailed schedule has been provided at the end of this article.

Well, if you think that Sao Paulo is all about sports and football, get yourself a reality check, as the city has much more to offer. Before you have a look at the match schedules, we give you some interesting options that you can try in Sao Paulo. Get a dual benefit of being in this magical city by witnessing the most electrifying event of the year, along with exploring the beauty of this majestic land Sao Paulo.

1.Know the City: No matter if you are there for a week or for the whole FIFA series, Sao Paulo is worth exploring. Grown as the hub of fashion, luxury, hotels and gastronomy, Sao Paulo is booming up economically. It is the largest cosmopolitan city of Brazil that offers diverse culture. Apart from being a plush business destination, the city is known to be the birthplace of Brazilian football. Spare some time to explore this magnificent city. Visit exclusive museums that display diverse culture, understand the history, stroll around the streets, or just spend some time in lush green surroundings, you would realize few days are indeed less to explore this exotic land.
2.Rejuvenate at the Beaches: For people who love to relax and spend hours under the sun, Sao Paulo offers an incredible beach experience for them. A visit to the beaches is something not to be missed for sure when in Sao Paulo. Soft white sand, sparkling water, tall palms, serene environment, cool breeze, together everything will make you relieve stress and rejuvenate to the new self. Be it the beautiful Praia do Encanto Beach-popular for its tranquility, or the exciting Caraguatatuba Beaches-popular for beach activities or the Sao Sabastiao Beaches famous for beautiful waterfalls and natural cliffs, every beach here has something different to offer to the visitors. You have to see it to believe it.
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3.Enjoy the Nightlife: An exuberant nightlife is part of the high profile culture of Sao Paulo. Experience the real fun of Brazilian nightlife at some of the hottest night clubs, bars and restaurants. The city sets up to an energetic mood as soon as the evening lamps are lit. Put on your dancing shoes and rush to any of the numerous dancing bars and discotheques that remain jam packed with music lovers till early morning. And of course, do not forget to experience the world class gastronomy at the restaurants of Sao Paulo. The sumptuous mouth-watering food will make you spell bound.
4.Shop till you drop: At last, you must shop and take away some lovely souvenirs to cherish the time you spent here. Make your trip unforgettable and indulge in the most lavish shopping experience at Sao Paulo. The exotic city is known to be the hub of up class fashion boutiques. From quintessential Brazilian designs to exclusive European trends, expensive jewelry to luxury gifts, get everything high profile at Rua Augusta or Alameda Lorena. However, if you like to crack some great deals at affordable prices, shops in Centro on Rua 25 de Marco could be the best option. The Japanese neighborhood of Sao Paulo also offers delicious Japanese cuisine to satisfy your taste buds.  So choose from a wide array of shopping destinations and pick up some great stuff to make your shopping memorable at Sao Paulo.

With so much to do and gusto, Sao Paulo is for sure going to make a perfect place to enjoy some quality time this year. If you are looking for some real taste of the game and holidays, book your flight tickets to Sao Paulo.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

The Ethiopian Wonder - Addis Ababa

Do you have Ethiopia on your mind for a small getaway? You are on the right track.

The capital city of a wonder land and the economic centre to the fast developing nation of Ethiopia, the spectacular Addis Ababa is calling you. In Ethiopian language Addis Ababa means 'New Flower'. Quite an appropriate title that is! This remarkable land explored by many vacationers is the largest city of Ethiopia. The city was discovered by Emperor Menelik in the year 1887. Being the centre of a diverse country, this territory is a home to 80 nationalities, which gives a howling touch to the city's environment.

Perched on the foothill of Entoto Hill, Addis Ababa is a city of sophisticated tradition and it proudly flaunts its enriching legacy. Royal history of this enigmatic terrain is indeed worth exploring.  Historical museums, art galleries and period monuments speak for themselves and the keep the travellers enchanted for days after the vacation.

Addis Ababa, along with its historical treasure, exhibits a strong affluence of progression and development. Let us explore this beautiful metropolis, which is a perfect mixture of past and present, in its real avatar.
Seasons for the Reasons.

Cathedral church-Addis-Ababa
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Addis Ababa enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year, which is perfect for vacationing. The bad days are the rainy days; from the month of June to August every year. During rainy season the only thing that can spoil the fun is that you won't be able to discover the city completely as the roads get muddy and sloppy. Therefore, vacationers make it a point to check for the weather report before booking the flights to Addis Ababa.

Sites for the Sight
The capital city of Ethiopia is replete with some of the best architectural monuments in the country. Ethiopian National Museum, Africa Hall, Parliament Building, St George's Cathedral, Menelik's Old Imperial Palace, Netsa Art Village, Derg Monument and many more famous structures give ample reasons for a gorgeous holiday in Addis Ababa.

Fun and Excitement
Are you looking for adventure while in Addis Ababa, well don’t stress, the options are bounteous. You can enjoy the amusing wild life safari, go hiking, take pleasure in hassle-free camping, go for the thrill of biking, explore mountain climbing or you can simply discover the city up close and personal, which is a memorable adventure in itself.

Food for Thought and More
Ethiopia is a mixture of many nationalities and so is the capital Addis Ababa. This acts as the reason that one sees many influences in the cuisine. Versatility is the quintessence of food here. Gastronomic preparations from various corners of the world make to the tables of small eateries and lavish restaurants in the city. The best part is that satisfying your taste buds comes at extremely reasonable cost; hence, relishing the delicacies won’t burn a hole in your pocket.

Shopping Rendezvous
The ecstatic land is speedily rising as a fashion hub in Ethiopia with its heart-stealer shopping options. From designer wear to local handmade curios, you would get to shop for anything and everything to style-up your

shopping places to see in Addis Ababa
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Monday, 5 May 2014

The Enchanting City of Brisbane

Right when you are desperately looking for an interesting break from your taxing routine, you get to take a vacation to the capital of Queensland, Brisbane! Wow, sounds terrifically unbelievable!

Well not impossible though. Just booking a flight to Brisbane can take you to a city that makes a part of world’s most admired travel destination, Australia. Peacefully located on the banks of Brisbane River, this city makes for a perfect holiday.

The fact remains undeniable that Brisbane is not one of the prime metropolises of the country but it is on a continuous journey to growth and expansion. Tourism industry in Brisbane is no exception to it. The city witnesses a large number of travellers from all over the world every year.

Brisbane, Australia
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For an enchanting holiday that you can recall year after year, pack your bags and say to self:
Welcome to Brisbane!

Nature’s Gifts

For the ones who are truly in love with nature and wish to lazy around amidst natural splendour, Brisbane has ample to offer. Breathtaking waterfalls, serene rivers, tranquil cliff tops, and mesmerising rainforests of Brisbane will gratify your senses to the core.

Man Made Structures

Man-made architectural wonders are not left behind that leave you enthralled with all their magnificence coming alive in Brisbane. Towering buildings and other prominent structures are worth a visit. The city is speckled with a number of concert halls, art galleries, museums and auditoriums that make your stay a pleasurable one. No wonder it is lovingly known as “Las Vegas of Australia.”

Brisbane, Australia
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Coast to Coast

For the love of sea, Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast are best bet. Just a few minutes from the main city, these coastal pitches are blessed with some of the finest beaches in the world. If you are one of those who cannot complete a vacation without feeling the breezy waves of the ocean, these are haven for you. Surfing is beyond fun at these coastal lines of Brisbane.

 That's Brisbane for you!

Brisbane is definitely an adventure wonderland. A number of thrilling activities keep the vacationers engaged during a relaxing break. You can pay a visit to the places of interest such as Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane Skyneedle, Early Street Historical Village and the list is endless.

The attractions in Brisbane are simply beyond compare as they take you on a wonderful joy ride!