Tourist Destinations https://www.tourist-destinations.com World Travel Guides Mon, 09 Dec 2019 18:45:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 Top Restaurants in Las Vegas https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2019/12/top-restaurants-in-las-vegas.html Mon, 09 Dec 2019 18:44:25 +0000 https://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=18852 The restaurants in Vegas have advanced from the steakhouses, buffets and the simple red sauce joints, that once controlled the vacationers and the tourists. As the casinos in Vegas grew, so did the food scene. It currently has more big-name culinary experts than you can imagine;

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The restaurants in Vegas have advanced from the steakhouses, buffets and the simple red sauce joints, that once controlled the vacationers and the tourists. As the casinos in Vegas grew, so did the food scene. It currently has more big-name culinary experts than you can imagine; the most ace sommeliers found anywhere in any city in the U.S.; and the best access to the rarest fixings on the planet. With places like the Excalibur Hotel presenting astounding eateries, there is plenty to see here. To that effect, here are the best places for your liking to enjoy the Vegas food scene:

Mizumi

When it comes to Mizumi, it’s everything smooth wood and polish wraps up, an unimaginary Japanese garden as well as a beautiful koi pond. This restaurant offers the absolute most expensive cuisine in Las Vegas and, to be honest, perhaps the world. The food here is unadulterated with a completely unadulterated style. Mizumi is really many dining encounters under one rooftop including a robatayaki room, a teppanyaki room, and sushi and sashimi. The sushi and sashimi here are flawless to say the least, and in case you’re feeling like splurging, request for the snow beef. The signature cocktails here are comparatively quite expensive and well-thought about in this sentimental, enchanted condition.

Bazaar Meat by Jose Andrews

With its horn ceiling fixtures, hanging sells of Iberico, blasting central fire, as well as the fragrance of suckling pig noticeable all around, Bazaar Meat in Sahara Las Vegas is certainly dedicated to… meat. Uniqueness and the most perfectly awesome dishes characterize the food menu here. Right from Asian tacos of nori, situated in Ibérico, to lovely foie grass. The wine list is greater than huge—long, broadness, and intense pours. It’s as near a bacchanalian dining experience as you’ll get in Vegas.

Buca Di Beppo

Buca di Beppo is a popular restaurant and American chain which specializes in a mixed American-Italian cuisine. While it is present across the USA, it is located in the Excalibur Hotel in Las Vegas. The name today has nearly eighty-eight establishments which come under the ownership of Buca, Inc. This, in turn, comes under the ownership of Planet Hollywood.

Twist by Pierre Gagnaire

This restaurant is as uncommon as extraordinary restaurants get. In the absolute and the most innovative dishes which are available in Vegas, single constituents are raised to finish bits of workmanship, and each course here will astound you. Gagnaire plays intensely to seasons and districts, so on the off chance that you’d prefer to taste the outright embodiment of a spot, jump into dishes like Dover Sole, cauliflower, try the spinach cream here, enjoy the shitake duxelles, mousseline sauce, and you’ll be totally shipped. A portion of the rarest wines in the world are highlighted in the rundown menu here, however, attempt a signature cocktail first—they’re as light and unusual as the cooking.

Apart from this, you can try wonders at restaurants like Dick’s Last Resort or simply enjoy a buffet at places like the Excalibur Hotel. Enjoy these amazing places and enrich the foodie’s soul in you!

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Zanzibar holidays tips https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2019/12/zanzibar-holidays-tips.html Tue, 03 Dec 2019 15:50:52 +0000 https://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=18844 A lot of people think of Zanzibar as a romantic or honeymoon place, but it is a best place for solo travellers and backpackers too! Here are some of the holidays to Zanzibar tips and tricks: Best time to visit June to October is generally the excellent time to visit when it is cooler and ...

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A lot of people think of Zanzibar as a romantic or honeymoon place, but it is a best place for solo travellers and backpackers too! Here are some of the holidays to Zanzibar tips and tricks:

Best time to visit

June to October is generally the excellent time to visit when it is cooler and dry. January and February are also best, when it is dry and hot. So book Flights to Zanzibar now.

March to May views the long rains. November and December has the little rains. The little rains are not so bad and there will be sun, but it does get extremely humid and you need to be prepared to spend some time sheltering indoors. On the pulse side, you can generally get best deals on hotels in the low season.

Ramadan

During Ramada quite a few of the hotels and restaurants in Stone Town shut down full day and some near all together, but you will be capable to find food. Most of the beach resorts will run as normal,

anyway, you must observe Ramadan etiquette everywhere else. You should not eat, drink or smoke on the streets and women’s should keep covered.

Air

You can fly into Zanzibar from local airports, including Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Kilimanjaro and the airstrips in the national parks. There are also a big number of international airlines that fly to Zanzibar, generally through Middle East, Europe or elsewhere in Africa. Include, Etihad Airways, Kenya Airways, Turkish Airlines, Mango Airlines and Qatar Airways. From Dar es Salaam, the journey takes approximately twenty minutes.

What to wear

Zanzibar is predominately Muslim area, so ladies should keep cleavage, shoulders and legs covered when walking around Stone Town and in villages especially. Men should not walk around shirtless.

People are extremely used to visitors these days, so you would not lynch-mobbed if you show little shoulder, but it is still seen as best to cover up.

In beaches and the hotels outside of Stone Town, it is best to dress how you love. Anyway, if there are seaweed farmers or fisherman working on the beach, it is also polite to cover up.

Accommodation

Dorms cost between $15 -$30 per night and generally affordable in Stone Town than on the places. Privates generally begin from around $50, but if you look around you can generally find affordable choices – try homestays, little local guesthouses that are not on booking places and Airbnb or move further inland.

Should you book your holiday package with a travel agent, or do it yourself online?

It is always advisable to book your holiday package in advance of your choice to confirm your travel reservations. Find and compare cheap flight & holiday packages to Zanzibar online. You can often save some money if you have a bit of flexibility.

Transport

Transport is a difficult one as it depends on a lot of factors and again, this truly depends on how much you move around and how you travel.

If you take domestic transport, you are probably taking approximately $20 or less for a 2 week trip. If you take share taxis, or you are traveling in a group or your negotiation expertise are very professional, you will likely spend $40 to $80. But if you are traveling alone and take simple taxis, you could be spending 140$.

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Best Honeymoon Destinations for Indians https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2019/11/best-honeymoon-destinations-for-indians.html Thu, 28 Nov 2019 19:56:41 +0000 https://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=18841 After months of planning, searching the perfect groom, the perfect bride here then comes the day of marriage and then the best part for a newly wedded couple arrives "HONEYMOON".

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After months of planning, searching the perfect groom, the perfect bride here then comes the day of marriage and then the best part for a newly wedded couple arrives “HONEYMOON”. It’s quite a hectic task of planning the marriage function which involves the participation of the whole family of bride and groom. You have to make sure that each and every arrangement are running flawlessly. Due to this hectic schedule of marriage newly wedded couple misses’ outs on the honeymoon part and landed on the bad honeymoon destinations. Ended up in normal plans which completely spoils the aroma and feelings.

So, for planning a sweet and diligent honeymoon just have an eye on this article to ensure that you don’t ruin your honeymoon. For booking hotels for your honeymoon, you can visit Reservations.com to grab the best hotel deals for your honeymoon.

1. MAURITIUS

Some of my relatives has once quoted that ‘ Mauritius is heaven for honeymoon’, its indeed true. Mauritius is one of the most romantic destinations for honeymoon, for many it’s like a dream to spend their honeymoon in Mauritius. The blue oceans around and wonderful beaches will give you and your partner a luxurious warmth of each other after hectic wedding schedule. It also provides good adventurous sports experience like private cruise, parasailing with your partner etc. Its amazing picturesque landscape will make your days more splendor.

2. BALI

Bali is another paradise to spend your honeymoon. It’s a beautiful environmental chilling location with breathtaking beautiful views and is regarded as one of the perfect honeymoon islands. It has mountains, white sand beaches, lush greenery and a lot of amazing places to visit. Couples can blindly pick Bali as a honeymoon destination and can enjoy drinks by the beach, enjoy cruise rides, spot dolphins or can stay at well-built island resorts. Here too can adventurous couples can enjoy swanky water sports.

3. MALDIVES

Maldives is exotic honeymoon destination that doesn’t require any further introduction. The Maldives is said to be home to the best beaches in the world. It has most notorious and luxurious honeymoon friendly resorts for couples. Couples can enjoy great candlelight dinner on private islands or can take a dip in a private infinity pool at sunset.

4. THAILAND

It is termed as one of the most budget friendly honeymoon destinations which can be explored by newlywed at a good amount. It provides all the facilities which a newlywed couple desire for on their honeymoon. Phuket and Krabi in Thailand provides one of the best beach side fun activities. Thailand is also famous for its shopping activities which is quite popular among newly wedded couples.

5. DUBAI

There is more than one reason why most couples flee to Dubai for honeymoon. Though there are skyscrapers to impress you with the class apart infrastructure, there are also natural destinations like sun-kissed beaches and deserts. Desert safaris are one of the most eye-catching things that couple do there.

6. LAS VEGAS

Vegas is a very vibrant city for the couples who wants to explore romance with some excitement. There are something for every style in Vegas, from the romantic gondolas from the Venetian Hotel to the budget friendly silveston casino but with all that Vegas has to offer. So, if you want spend a honeymoon with so many options to enjoy, Vegas is for you.

7. SEYCHELLES

Seychelles is best known for the pristine beaches, post card perfect sunsets, monuments, mesmerizing hotels and all other luxurious amenities to make your honeymoon more memorable.

So, here are the list of few best places of honeymoon for Indians, if you guys want to book hotels in advance just visit Reservations.com and grab the best deal and they give one of the best deal possible.

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Top 6 Destinations in Nagoya, Japan https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2019/11/top-6-destinations-in-nagoya-japan.html Mon, 25 Nov 2019 19:35:22 +0000 https://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=18836 Nagoya, Japan’s fourth largest city, takes pride in its historic past and welcoming of technological innovation.

The city gained significant prominence during the Edo Period and became wealthy due to close relations with the Tokugawa shogunate. Classical Japanese architecture flourished until the devastating aerial bombings of WWII.

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Nagoya, Japan’s fourth largest city, takes pride in its historic past and welcoming of technological innovation.

The city gained significant prominence during the Edo Period and became wealthy due to close relations with the Tokugawa shogunate. Classical Japanese architecture flourished until the devastating aerial bombings of WWII.

Today, Nagoya has grown to become a worldwide engineering giant. Automotive icons such as Toyota and Mitsubishi have factories in the area and creative minds are constantly experimenting with new technology.

Whether your preference is a journey to the past or a glimpse into the future, Nagoya has something just for you!

Nagoya Japan

1. Relive the Past Inside Nagoya Castle

Nagoya’s importance was established during the Edo Period with its close ties to the Tokugawa shogunate. The castle was built during the early prominence of the Tokugawa and was the epicenter of the town in the early 17th century.

For centuries, it stood among the most impressive castles in Japan. The destructive bombings of WWII demolished the structure. Fortunately, a persistent construction project helped rebuild the castle. The building stands proudly over radiant gardens and is a fabulous place to see for history enthusiasts.

You can admire the castle outside, but the main keep is off limits for a few years due to renovations.

2. Visit the Atsuta Shrine

Shinto is deeply engrained into the fabric of Japanese culture and Nagoya was home to one of the sacred shrines of the religion. Tragically, the Atsuta Shrine was lost amongst the rubble during WWII bombings. The site was returned to its former glory decades later and is revered for its traditional Japanese style.

An aura of mystery surrounds the legendary sword that is supposedly stored within the shrine. Legend tells of the treasure being handed down from the Shinto Sun Goddess to Japanese royalty. Unfortunately, you won’t see the sword for yourself since it has been concealed from public eyes for eternity.

However, the adjacent gardens and year-round festivals create a magical atmosphere to celebrate Shinto culture.

3. Enjoy the Natural Splendor of Korankei

Nature lovers can rejoice when visiting the gorgeous Korankei Valley and its radiant foliage. Its convenient location creates the perfect day trip for those looking for a scenic retreat into the outdoors.

Fall remains the preferred time to visit with its spectacular hue of red, yellow and orange. Mosey around the Tomoe River for unbelievable photos and listen to the peaceful flow of the water. Taigetsukyo Bridge is a popular viewing area that is worth a visit for a stunning vista.

Go back in time by wandering to the local villages and learn how to make traditional crafts inside cozy houses.

4. Explore the Tokugawa Art Museum

Nagoya was a strategic city in the Owari Province due to its strong connections during the Edo Period. This provided the resources needed to collect an extensive number of cultural relics.

The items gathered by the feudal domain are now on display inside the Tokugawa Art Museum. You’ll find everything from Samurai swords to calligraphy and historic paintings. Thousands of treasures are on display in this marvelous assortment of Japanese culture.

The grand prize is the 12th century scrolls of The Tale of Genji which is only available to the public on a limited basis. Outside, amble down the hiking paths through the tranquil garden on a pleasant afternoon. Gaze at the pond and smell the aroma of the pristine flora encompassing the grounds.

5. See the Grandeur of Toyota Exhibition Hall

Fast forward to the present and Nagoya’s claim to fame is hosting iconic Japanese automotive brands. Toyota is globally recognized for its abundance of vehicles and its base of operations is located here.

Schedule a trip to the Exhibition Hall during your tours in Nagoya and you’ll learn the history of Toyota. Get a sneak peek at the newest additions and witness what goes into the production process. Anyone who fancies cars will have a field day seeing what these brilliant engineers have up their sleeves.

Make sure you schedule your tour of the facility in advance via their website and find the easiest mode of transport for you.

6. More Technological Feats at the Railway Museum

The SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, one of the newest additions to Nagoya, shows the timeline of train travel in Japan. Exhibits depict this transformation from steam locomotives all the way to bullet trains.

Dozens of train cars are on display and several can be entered for a closer look. The explanations of the technological components of each car is astounding and an enriching educational experience.

Japan has garnered global praise for the efficiency of its rail network, and you’ll see what exciting plans are set for the future. JR Central (Central Japan Railways) is among the top rail companies in the country and they continue to produce ground-breaking technology.

Perhaps the most interactive exhibit in the museum, the train simulators let you feel the power of driving a bullet train.

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Hong Kong, China https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2019/11/hong-kong-china.html https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2019/11/hong-kong-china.html#respond Sun, 24 Nov 2019 16:56:00 +0000 http://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=821 Hong Kong was under British governance until 15 years ago. It was handed over to China in 1997. Officially referred to as the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), the Island forms a sector of China, albeit with an enormous number of clauses and warnings.

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The truly cosmopolitan city of the world – that’s Hong Kong. Indigenous currency, passport and legal network; yet, you see Chinese flags fluttering from its buildings and the governance being conducted by the Chinese government; still it doesn’t seem altogether Chinese. Confusing indeed! 

History

Hong Kong was under British governance until 15 years ago. It was handed over to China in 1997. Officially referred to as the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), the Island forms a sector of China, albeit with an enormous number of clauses and warnings. Under the transference agreement between Britain and China, the Basic Law of Hong Kong permits it to continue with its own currency (the Hong Kong dollar), legality and system of governance for a time period of 50 years.
Thus, Hong Kong creates the impression of being a separate and independent country. Even for a visitor who is allowed free visa entry here, visa formalities are mandatory to visit China from Hong Kong. Chinese citizens too need permits to gain entry and both the countries have separate borders and separate system of law . The Chinese government has an embassy here, managed by the ministry of Foreign Affairs of China. The Chinese currency is not acknowledged for trading in most places in Hong Kong and vise versa.

Hong Kong

Main Tourist attractions

When you travel to Hong Kong, do visit the Victoria Peak – a huge peak tower which resembles a wok – and be blown away by the brilliant view. The Peak was a symbol of affluence during British occupation when it was an exclusive residential area for the wealthiest citizens. 
The local populace was denied permission to reside here till the conclusion of World War II. The Peak Tower performs dual functions – it’s a platform which offers a bird’s eye view of Hong Kong and also has museums and a mall that offers some of the finest shopping and dining experiences. The traveler can reach the top in the Peak Tram that transports you through the length of the tower. Hong Kong is attracting millions of tourists every year. If you are looking for affordable flights to get to Hong Kong, visit this website.
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Holiday must visits 

Views of Kowloon and Victoria Harbour can steal your breath away with their beauty; but be warned as air pollution can spoil the fun. So don’t waste your money to visit the observation deck. The numerous walk ways circulating the Peak Tower can provide you with equally if not more stunning scenes of all sides of Hong Kong. 
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Visit the Lion Pavilion Lookout situated on Findley Road. Its barely a minute’s walk from the Peak Tower. If you time your visit around 8PM, you can enjoy the laser show too. The rickshaw ride along the Findley Road offered by an elderly person outside the pavilion for HK$100 is another high point of this visit. This ride on a sunny day would undoubtedly be one of the traveler’s most cherished memories of Hong Kong. 
Hong Kong at evening
Hong Kong at evening

Where is it?

Geographically, Hong Kong lies to the southern coast of China. It is 60 km to the east of Macau to the opposite of Pearl River Delta. Located in the South China Sea, it has the Guangdong city (Shenzhen) to the north over the Shenzhen River. The Hong Kong Islands encompasses 1,104 km² or 426sq.m. of the total territorial area, the Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories including more than 200 offshore islands with Landau being the largest. 1,054km² or 407sq.m. of this consists of land with 50km² forming inland waters. The country lays claim to 3 nautical miles of territorial waters. Area wise, Hong Kong is the 179th largest territory in the world which is inhabited. 
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Making the most of Cancun https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2019/11/making-the-most-of-cancun.html Sat, 23 Nov 2019 17:09:28 +0000 https://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=18830 How close are you to leaving everything behind and going away to have an adventure of a lifetime? As good as it sounds, we know you already made many excuses not to go or not to dare. Here is what we are asking you to do: stay with as we drag you into the world ...

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How close are you to leaving everything behind and going away to have an adventure of a lifetime? As good as it sounds, we know you already made many excuses not to go or not to dare. Here is what we are asking you to do: stay with as we drag you into the world of sandy beaches, dreamy weather and heavenly food all in one place-Cancun. After you finish reading this written adventure and you come back from your own, do send us a text or a photo from Mexicos finest!

When millions of people visit one place we always think that it is popular and overrated but we assure you it is not the case. Sure, spring breaks tend to get a bit wild in Cancun but turquoise sea seems to quiet it all down. Whether you are an adrenalin addict or you enjoy spending time in peace, there is a lot to choose from. So here is what you can expect in this magical peace of Earth!

Knowing how stressful traveling can be, make sure that you arrange Airport shuttle agency since during holidays it can be hectic. Choose Cancun Airport transportation since it is the safest and checked. Cancun Shuttle can be expensive if you don’t book it in time so make sure you do it as soon as possible. After arrival at your destination, unpack only the necessities and rush out to the coast. Intense colors of nature could be a shock at first but once you get used to it, anything less then that is unacceptable.

Those who enjoy a good, old story enter the underwater time machine and visit the underwater museum and if you feel like you should meet exotic animals in Cancun, book one of the wildlife watching tours.

And if something beats gentle, golden sun and soft beaches it is food and drinks, cocktails to be exact!

All those photographs your friends are eagerly showing you are real and as unbelievable as it sounds, you are soon going to make your own. See how this sounds: it is 5 pm and you are lying on the beach, under a palm tree, listening to the waves singing in the distance while you slowly sip your drink from a coconut shell. In the distance, the music is playing so softly that all you can think about is how easy it is to be spoiled. Yes, it is not a mistake, all this and more you can find in Mexico, Cancun most of all.

Having said all of this, we are wondering are you already packing your bags or you are waiting for a stronger push? If you are on your way, please continue and if you are still reading this then stop! How old are you? How many hours a week do you work? And most importantly-how bad do you want your adventure to happen?

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Top 5 Must See Highlights of Budapest https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2019/11/top-5-must-see-highlights-of-budapest.html Sat, 16 Nov 2019 18:37:52 +0000 https://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=18823 Budapest has it all! Stunning architecture, historic treasures, vibrant nightlife, breathtaking panoramas and the list goes on. There is something for everyone is this bustling city, but some sights should top everyone’s list. Budapest has a unique character that makes it stand out among other incredible city destinations. Don’t plan a trip to Budapest without ...

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Budapest has it all!

Stunning architecture, historic treasures, vibrant nightlife, breathtaking panoramas and the list goes on. There is something for everyone is this bustling city, but some sights should top everyone’s list. Budapest has a unique character that makes it stand out among other incredible city destinations.

Don’t plan a trip to Budapest without experiencing these five legendary attractions!

1. Party at the Ruin Bars in the Old Jewish Quarter

Just after the turn of the century, a group of local friends started a trend that would quickly amass a tremendous following. The Budapest bar scene was turned on its head when shabby buildings from pre-WWII days were transformed to vivacious, open-air venues.

Szimpla Kert was the first ruin bar that started the trend and it has inspired countless others in the old Jewish Quarter. The neighbourhood has seen a revival of sorts from its remarkable past of a thriving Jewish community. Today, it is one of Budapest’s flourishing party scenes attracting a boisterous crowd on a nightly basis.

The ruin bars have attracted hotels, farmers markets and music venues to the area. Everyone is welcomed to the party and worldly travelers of all backgrounds flock to the area in search of the new hot ruin bar.

This unique setting makes Budapest one of the world’s most fascinating cities to partake in a bar crawl.

2. Soak in the Széchenyi Baths

Budapest is famous for its spa culture and the city is home to dozens of spa baths for locals and visitors to enjoy.

The most notable spa bath in Budapest is the enormous Széchenyi Baths complex. Fitting approximately 1,500 guests, there is plenty of room for everyone to take a dip in the soothing pools.

The 20+ pools are filled with water said to have medicinal properties. Many guests visit the baths hoping to relieve several ailments and the baths have shown to work wonders in the past.

Another recent craze in Budapest are the high-energy parties hosted at popular spa baths. Széchenyi is no exception and Saturday nights during the summer are some of the wildest at the spa bath. Don’t be surprised to hear pulsating music and see flashing neon lights coming from the pools.

Széchenyi may not be the only spa bath in Budapest but the riveting atmosphere is unlike anywhere else.

3. Take a River Cruise on the Danube

When you think of sightseeing in Budapest, the River Danube instantly comes to mind. Nothing beats sipping on a craft beer or smooth wine and admiring the city’s beautiful architecture.

Danube cruises are an enjoyable adventure anytime of year and from a multitude of countries. Flowing right through the heart of the city, the Danube offers some of its most majestic scenery in Budapest.

From the iconic Chain Bridge to the Gothic-style Parliament Building, you have the best vantage point from the Danube.

4. Admire the Panorama from St. Stephen’s Basilica

St. Stephen’s Basilica is among the most famous churches in Hungary simply for the historic figure it honors. The grandiose basilica celebrates the life of King Stephen, who is considered the founder of the country.

The altar depicts a marvellous statue of King Stephen and the dome is decorated with gorgeous frescoes. Compelling artwork fills the sacred building but the scenic views from the top steal the show.

Climb the spiral staircase and reach the top of the 96-meter high structure. It is one of the tallest buildings in Budapest and the views from the observation deck take your breath away. Rolling hills and intimate rooftops complete a magnificent backdrop for a photograph.

There is a fee to reach the observation deck, but the views are worth every penny. Before leaving the church, search for the right hand of King Stephen himself which is said to be housed inside.

5. Traditional Hungarian Cuisine at Central Market Hall

Bring your appetite when waltzing inside the largest market of Budapest! An endless supply of restaurants and food stalls provide delicious culinary delights of Hungary. The enormous shopping center has three levels stocked with local produce, wine, spices and everything else to complete a grocery list.

Central Market Hall is a local favorite in addition to being one of the most visited attractions of Budapest. Locals complete their daily shopping and tourists can taste Hungarian flavors on numerous food tours. For some suggestions on which local delicacies to try, refer to the Just Budapest website for insider tips.

Whether you are in the mood for Hungarian spices, homemade jams or local wines, there is a tasting for every preference. You will leave with a full belly and every taste bud satisfied.

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How to Survive Your TEFL Course Abroad https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2019/11/how-to-survive-your-tefl-course-abroad.html Sat, 16 Nov 2019 18:29:19 +0000 https://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=18818 Surviving Your TEFL Course Abroad – Things You Should Know Before Taking A TEFL Course Overseas. Surviving your TEFL course abroad might seem challenging at first, but there some strategies that can make your TEFL abroad experience more of a fun activity. Having lots of motivation, ability to do Smart work and effective planning are ...

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Surviving Your TEFL Course Abroad – Things You Should Know Before Taking A TEFL Course Overseas.

Surviving your TEFL course abroad might seem challenging at first, but there some strategies that can make your TEFL abroad experience more of a fun activity. Having lots of motivation, ability to do Smart work and effective planning are some can help to stand out as a TEFL graduate abroad. Find out some more tips that how you can survive your TEFL course abroad.

Making up your mind to teach abroad as a TEFL teacher is no doubt, a life-changing decision and most of the suggestions we get from people are all about how to research the best course out there, the procedures to follow and finding the employment option afterward. But this post is specifically created to provide some tips and suggestions that can help to excel in your TEFL class and to become a more productive English learner. Going overseas to study is, no doubt, a rewarding experience but your success depends on your ability that how well you manage to survive and perform during your TEFL course.

They say that TEFL is one of the best experiences a person can ever have in his life. This statement is true only if you’ve got tons of motivation and capability to properly plan your stay in a foreign country. The four weeks TEFL course that you want to complete overseas is not only rewarding but hard at the same time and you’ll be amazed to know that the pass percentage is very high, but still, students don’t even complete and drop out because they find it difficult to handle that much pressure. This is because they have to manage to live at an entirely new place along with the workload.

You might be thinking that if living and earning a TEFL certificate abroad is that much difficult, why not to do it in my native country and why everyone opt to go overseas to become TEFL certified? This is because in most cases, the country from where you start your TEFL adventure eventually becomes your work destination. So, it’s a critical question to decide what your dream workplace is. People also want to do it overseas simply because they want to travel. It also gives them a chance to visit various parts of the world and to avail career opportunities there. Secondly, most TEFL schools abroad provide job assistance after course completion as they have multiple connections to potential employers in this industry. While if you do it in your native country, you’ve to manage the hassle of finding a job all by yourself. Or if your local institution attempts to do it for you, their career support program is no match to some reputable international TEFL Academy.

Given are some of our most effective tips that will help you to survive during your TEFL adventure abroad.

Be Prepared to Experience Culture Shock Along with huge Workload

Whenever we face any major change, it takes some time to completely adjust to it. Nobody can immediately adapt to a new environment after moving abroad but in the case of TEFL, there will be no time for such adjustments as it’s just a four-week long course with a huge syllabus to be covered. So, be prepared to face challenges of doing assignments at home, studying and practice teaching at the school and managing your stay all alone. Even you’ll have no time to spend with your own self, to take some rest or to connect with the host country. All of this might result in the form of culture shock where you start to feel overwhelmed, lacking and uneasy. The real challenge in such a situation is to stay focused on the goal and the big rewards that you can get after successfully passing through all these hurdles.

This discomforting culture shock will pass and all you need to do is to hold on for some time until getting used to the daily routine and workload. Be sure that you are doing something amazing and this is the type of life many people dream of living. Once you change your perspective towards the problems, you will eventually learn to overcome them.

Learn Time Management

Time management is the key to succeed in all walks of life and as an EFL student abroad, you need to become a time management pro for achieving your academic and professional goals. First of all, your strong commitment to learn and pass the course is needed. Because only then, you’ll be able to work on assignments before deadlines. Making a timetable works best and several digital tools such as Google Calendar or other similar apps can be used to populate with to-dos list of the week along with the reminder dates so that you never miss out any deadline during your course tenure.

Prepare Yourself by Using Some Pre-Course Activities

Imagine attending an ESL class without any initial preparation and wondering what is going around. So, it should be better to get some idea beforehand that what a TEFL class is all about. You can easily search out online resources and TEFL material available there for developing an initial understanding of what your first class will look like and what type of lesson you will be learning. This type of research will help you to familiarize yourself with basic concepts of this language and you will find it easy to get along with studies.

Try to Build Relationships with Fellow Trainees

When you start to live at a place entirely different from your home town and away from your friends and family, you’ll start to feel lonely and homesick. This may also lead to lack of interest and motivation in the rituals of daily life. It is easy to follow a boring routine of going to school, making assignments, eating alone and so on. But what would be the purpose of your stay there if you are not enjoying life to its fullest? Studying and making a career is not the only purpose of TEFL abroad and there is something more to it. Your TEFL abroad will become a rewarding and life-changing experience only if you try to burst the bubble of your generic routine.

The TEFL class will be filled with multicultural people with varying ambitions and goals. Take some time to get to know them, build friendly relationships and befriend with the like-minded classmates. It will make life more fun as you may find a study buddy to continue your learning in a more effective way.

Copy your EFL Instructors

It may sound unnatural but your ESL instructors and teachers have been serving this industry for years and are way more experienced than you. Copying their lesson plans, body language and teaching styles will help to develop a deep understanding of the course material. This is something known as smart work which will lead you to guaranteed success. It is not necessary to follow their styles throughout your own professional career, but it does provide a good starting point for you. I also got great feedback and perception after teaching my first TEFL class and the main reason was that I tried to imitate my teachers. But in the later years, I added my own creativity and style to those basics taught by my instructors.

Try to become a Keen Observer in class

One of the reasons why in-class TEFL course is better than an Online TEFL course that during an in-person class, you get a chance to observe the teaching practices of your teacher and your fellow trainees during their presentations. Never miss this opportunity and develop and habit of keen observation because you’ll learn new concepts and methods with this approach. Also, at the end of the presentation, the teachers often ask the class to ask questions from the presenter trainee and to suggest improvements. In this way, you will be learning invaluable lessons about what practices are good to follow in your own class and what to avoid.

Write Down Daily Lessons

The human mind is not capable to remember each and every detail of what was taught in the class and sometimes most of the information skip from your mind. The best way to solve this problem is to start writing the daily lessons and important points in the form of a script. This will greatly help to prepare class presentations and tests and you can easily revise your notes to get higher grades in the final exam.

Carefully Listen to Your Teacher’s Feedback

The teacher provides feedback just because they want you to improve your performance and to pass the course. Their criticism and suggestions are entirely constructive as they are the expert and know better how you should perform and interact. If you decide to continue your course with this positive approach, you’ll definitely achieve success.
It is also not a good idea to compare yourself with other students as all come from entirely different backgrounds with different learning abilities. Keep in mind that your purpose of being here is to earn a TEFL certificate and not winning a competition.

Let’s hope that you will pass your TEFL course abroad with flying colors and if you have not selected a course yet, do check the courses offers at TEFL-Madrid Academy – industry leader in Spain!

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Things to do in Pamukkale https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2019/11/things-to-do-in-pamukkale.html Sun, 10 Nov 2019 14:32:12 +0000 https://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=18810 Pamukkale is famous for the white travertines and ancient ruins, but there are more things to do and attractions to visit. Especially, for the daredevils who want adrenaline and adventure, hot air ballooning and paragliding is now available in Pamukkale. Some of the things you can do in Pamukkale include: Read More – Things to ...

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Pamukkale is famous for the white travertines and ancient ruins, but there are more things to do and attractions to visit. Especially, for the daredevils who want adrenaline and adventure, hot air ballooning and paragliding is now available in Pamukkale. Some of the things you can do in Pamukkale include:

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Pamukkale in winter

Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon

Share the fun as you join others for a scenic sunrise balloon experience over the ancient city of Hierapolis and the white travertines in Pamukkale. You will experience peace and tranquillity while drifting over the beautiful Menderes valley as the sun rises over the mountains. You can fly in a hot air balloon all year round. Winter, summer, spring autumn, every month is spectacular in Pamukkale!

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Pamukkale air baloon

Pamukkale Paragliding

This tour is for you if you like adventure sports. Before exploring the ancient city of Hierapolis and the hot springs on the ground, take a look at this gorgeous scenery from the sky. Together with a professional tandem pilot you will fly over Pamukkale and enjoy this memorable adventure.

Travertines

The stunning natural pool complex has been used for centuries to ease rheumatism and arthritis. The healing waters of the hot springs have been enjoyed by several civilisations since the second century B.C. The white limestone travertines are shaped by calcium-rich hot springs. Walk around the turquoise pools barefoot and enjoy the romantic views over the valley. Wear your sunglasses because the white coloured terraces combined with the reflection of the sun might hurt your eyes.

The Ancient City of Hierapolis

This city was named after the Amazon’s Queen Hiera, the wife of Telephos who was the founder of Pergamum. When you visit this holy city with its well-preserved ruins of many temples and religious buildings, you will enjoy a journey to the past.

Hierapolis Theatre

This theatre was built by Hadrian the Roman Emperor in the second century AD. It was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake and later renovated by Septimus Severus. The decorations with limestone and marble carvings are one of Anatolia’s most complete and best-preserved collections of Roman theatre decorations. When you are on the top of this theatre, you will have a stunning landscape view far into the distance. Other ancient ruins from the ancient city of Hierapolis include the Byzantine gates, the Necropolis and the temple of Apollo.

Pamukkale view

Pamukkale Cleopatra’s Pool

Pamukkale has been a health centre since the period of the Roman Empire. It is still common belief that the water of the antique pool is good for skin and other health problems. It is said that even the Queen of Egypt Cleopatra swam in this pool. Since the pool contains thermal water the temperatures in summer and winter are exactly the optimal body temperature of 36 degrees. So you can enjoy swimming in this pool in winter too!

Laodikeia

The ruins of this once grand Roman city, about eight kilometres from Pamukkale is well worth visiting. You can see the remains of Laodikeia scattered over a plateau of about one square kilometre. Around 2000 years ago, several buildings were constructed such as a stadium, a bathhouse, a theatre, a water tower, a necropolis.

You should never travel in a hurry, so take your time and stay a couple of nights in Pamukkale because there are so many things you can do. Explore the surrounding ancient remains by renting a car or taking a taxi.

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Best snorkelling destinations in the world https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2019/10/best-snorkelling-destinations-in-the-world.html Thu, 31 Oct 2019 17:14:26 +0000 https://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=18803 Your adventure starts when you want it to so be daring and buy a ticket to one of those destinations. Snorkel and have fun and maybe the next article you will be looking for is ‘Best skiing destinations in the world’.

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How much do you appreciate nature? Let us be more precise, how much do you know about the underwater world? Yes, we expected you would say not much but fear not, nobody knows what hides under the clear, blue sea. We may know a lot of fish species, sea plants or more but what kind of mysteries hide in those many percents of undiscovered water surface?

We may never know which is why we had an idea: to write a short article about what we already know or at least about where best to get to know the underwater world? To snorkel requires a lot of energy and patience so make sure you also have what it takes before your adventure begins and after you made sure you do, these next few places are must-snorkel destinations.Australia is mostly known for kangaroos or colas but have anyone ever told you that it has the planet’s largest reef system which is home to many rare species you can only see around Great Barrier Reef. Let us just mention that 6 species of sea turtles will swim around you while you snorkel and magical fishes will curiously wonder around you.

Madang in Papua New Guinea is a true tropical paradise! What is interesting about this destination is the fact that it is not overcrowded like many others and you can snorkel your way into the magical unknown in peace. It is a remote location but fear not, locals know all the best places you can make great photos at.Hawaii is not only known for tourism and amazing beaches. Maui offers you an opportunity to come face to face with many rare species of fishes and underwater mammals but never wander alone. There is always danger lurking around the waves but if you know what you are doing or you are an experienced diver, you are in the clear.

Fishes are great but what about the underwater mammals? If you ever had a wish to snorkel with humpback whales, you must go and buy a ticket to the Dominican Republic. Silver Bank is one of those few places that allows visitors to meet in person those magnificent creatures and it is a once in a lifetime experience.And on the last place on our list (but maybe the most magical) in Bora Bora island. It is like a portal to another dimension! Crystal clear waters are home to a large number of fish species which are found only in Costa Rica so make sure it is on your bucket list! Your adventure starts when you want it to so be daring and buy a ticket to one of those destinations. Snorkel and have fun and maybe the next article you will be looking for is ‘Best skiing destinations in the world’.

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