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Venice: The Medieval Romantic Destination

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This romantic destination is located in the city of Italy. Venice is also, the capital city of Veneto Region.

LOCATION

Venice is a beautifully crafted city amidst a group of 118 small islands, that are internally separated by various canals and architecturally linked with each other by bridges.

The shallow Venetian lagoon possesses this beauty.

VENETIAN LAGOON

This enclosed bay of the Adriatic Sea hailing from northern Italy holds the beautiful Venice.

Adriatic Sea:

The Adriatic Sea is the water body that separates the Italilian Peninsula from the Balkan Peninsula and the Apennine Mountains from the Dinaric Alps.

This is the northern most arm of the Mediterranean region.

PRIDE

  • The Venetian Lagoon and a particular part of the city are a part of the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Venice has been ranked the most beautiful city in the world in the year 2016.

 

CLIMATE

Venice possesses a Humid sub-tropical climate, as surveyed by one of the most widely used climatic classification systems in the world, the Koppen Climate Classification.

Humid Sub-tropical Climatic:

This is the climatic condition that gives hot and humid summers, while the winters are mildly cool.

This kind of weather conditions is usually found in the coastal regions or somewhere near the coasts as it is sharply influenced by the adjacent water body, as is evident by it’s behaviour.

The winter , hence can be ideal for planning out a vacation, only if the summers are thought to be avoided.

 

GONDOLA

The gondola is the classical Venetian boat.

It is a flat bottomed traditional rowing boat.

Without the naming of which, the description of this city would lay rather incomplete. This amazing boat adds to the beauty of this place.

The gondola is nowadays mostly used by the tourists and by for weddings, funerals and other ceremonies. This transportation is mainly used to cross the Canal Grande in the absence of a nearby bridge.

I guess this journey truly romantic and interesting.

 

OTHER TRANSPORTATION

Venice is an urban car free area. This adds to the reason why Venice is nothing , but an unique destination in Europe. This is a successfully functioning city without the use of a single motor car or truck , that too in the 21st century.

Waterways:

Venice is basically the conjugation of many small islands, which significantly makes the waterways play a precious role.

Public Transport :

The chief public transportation of this region is the motorised water buses.

Trains:

There are trains, both regional and national,; some even connecting Rome to Venice.

 

DESTINATIONS FOR TOURISTS

  1. Grand Canal
  2. Saint Mark’s Basillca
  3. Doge’s Palace
  4. Piazza San Marco
  5. Rialto Bridge
  6. Gallerie dell’Accademia
  7. San marco Campanile
  8. Murano
  9. Peggy Guggenheim Collection
  10. Teatro La Fenice
  11. San Pantalon
  12. Museo Correr
  13. Saint Maria Formosa
  14. Punta della Dogana
  15. Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo
  16. Torcello Cathedral
  17. San Rocco
  18. Ca’ Pesaro

And many more to go.

 

This place is endlessly beautiful.

Top 6 Adventure Destinations Worldwide

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Why waste your time on the lonely beaches doing nothing , make this vacation memorable by going out on an adventure! Adventure doesn’t really mean risking your life or working hard as an athlete in order to have fun. Adventure is all about having a once in a lifetime experience of craziness!

Here is a list of locations which will bring out the best in you:

  1. Central America:From Honduras to Guatemala,  from Nicaragua to Costa Rica, this part of the world is a hot bed for adventure lovers. Go on a volcanic trial along the active volcanos of Guatemala or explore the unknown in Honduras. Central America offers the travellers to take the road less traveled by and explore the beautiful and mysterious rainforests.Beautiful beaches with amazing surf spots awaits you. Create beautiful memories as you surf the waves at Boca Barranca in Costa Rica!
  2. Nepal :Nepal, being the home of the great Mount Everest and the Himalayas has many spots for adventures and exploration. People planning to visit this Himalayan kingdom can indulge in white water rafting. Rivers emerging out of snow clad mountains provide for some of the best spots of kayaking and rafting. Being at the foot of the hill, it also offers beautiful treks and rock climbing experience. It is every climbers dream to be at the summit of the great Everest. Remember, you must consider your expectations and fitness level while selecting your adventure tour.
  3. Dubai:Dubai and its man made skyline makes everyone jaw drop by its beauty and magnificence . But there is an even better way to admire this middle eastern gem and that is by free falling down from a plane from thousands of feet above the ground!Skydiving has become one of the major adventure activity in Dubai and attracts lots of tourists. You are in for an epic adrenaline rush. Camping in the vast and sacred desert of Dubai is also a blissful experience.

    Being a desert it has abundance of sand dunes and gravel plains which are best suited for off- roading. Hiking and kite surfing spots are also available here.

  4. Australia:Australia is a big country, there are so many things to do and to see in this vast country. The great barrier reef is located off the coast of Queensland in north-eastern Australia can be seen even from the space, but why go so far? Australia offers you an opportunity to go diving into the ocean and have a first hand experience of the great reef. Scuba diving in the crystal clear waters and exploring the abundant marine life is once in a lifetime experience one should not miss. The famous golden sands of the gold coast and the beauty of the Bondie beach attracts surfers from across the globe!Off riding and exploring the wild west is a good option too!
  5. France:France , the country that mostly rhymes  with romance and food , is also a base for various adventure activities.Go for an adrenaline rush as you take a canyon jumping adventure over the bourne gorges. One of the most extreme adventure activity in the world is not fit for the faint hearted.

    France is home to the beautiful Alps mountain range , Skiing on the white snowclad mountains is a perfect way to relax. Going on a biking trip with your companions and exploring the countryside as you cycle across this soulful country is a wonderful experience , no wonder Tour de France is so popular!

  6. New Zealand :This island nation in the Pacific ocean  is a wonderful place to be in if adventure travel and exploration  are your cup of tea . New Zealand helps in creating memories like no other country. Adventure sports are available in abundance here. It is believed that organised commercial bungee jumping originated here in these parts. This country is also inhabited by various caving sites where tourists can explore the ancient caves carved inside majestic mountains. Off road driving , skydiving, rafting and jet boating are some of the adventure activities you can indulge in whenever you visit New Zealand.

Top 5 Animal Lover’s Destinations

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Its common knowledge that Earth is not just our own. We share it with the other feathery and furry creatures. When it comes to loving animals you can start from your home. Feeding the ones that rot in the corners of your street. If want to take it a bit further and come in more contact with nature, visit the following places:

  1. Tropical Wildlife in Costa Rica:
    Costa Rica has been blessed with biodiversity. Any animal lover who is keen to meet monkeys, iguanas, toucans, sloths, butterflies and hummingbirds can do so by coming down here. After a tiring day, you can go and relax at volcano Arenal. Tabacon Hot Springs are present at the base. You would love to hop from one pool to another!
  2. Gorilla Trekking In Rwanda and Uganda:
    Gorilla trekking turns out to be a life changing experience for certain people. It’s either because of the grace of the gorillas combined with their wild outlook or their closeness to human beings. For your gorilla safaris, you can go to Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or to Rwanda’s Virunga Mountains. Read more here
  3. A Big Five safari in Africa:
    Africa is definitely a gem of a continent.It’s a home to white rhinos, hippos, giraffes, zebras, wildebeasts and many monkeys. You can quench your need for animals by visiting this place and watching the beautiful ostriches galloping and the big five. (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, black rhino) It’s so thrilling to see the big five alive and respiring in front of you. This place is no less than an animal paradise.
  4. Invernesshire golden retriever festival, Scotland:
    The Guisachan gathering or the golden retriever festival as it is better known as is a festival of love, festival of furrrr and a festival of wagging tail. Held annually in invernsshire , Scotland where the golden retriever breed is believed to have originated.It is a must for all the dog lovers out there as you get to eat, sleep, dance and play with nearly 300 of man’s best friend. What could be a perfect way to spend a day than with happy faces ,wagging tails and soft and shiny fur all around!
  5. Thailand:
    One must visit northern Thailand and meet the majestic Asiatic elephants at the Elephant nature park in Chang Mai. You get a chance to get up close and personal with the beautiful giants , you get the opportunity to bathe them and feed them their favourite delicacies and maybe have a ride on one of them. Elephant nature park offers volunteer program which ranges from one to four weeks under which volunteers can do their bit to make a better environment for these animals. Bathing, playing , feeding the elephants can be done here,  volunteers can also  help in rainforest restoration by planting trees and plants. Apart from elephants the shelter also works as a rescue shelter for dogs, pigs, buffaloes and other animals.
  6. South Africa:
    Africa is synonymous with the Wild! Home to the world’s most fierce and wild animals , from zebra to giraffe to the big cat family of lions and tigers. This country has it all. Take a guided tour of the wildlife century and experience the journey of a lifetime. Get lost in the sacred jungles and explore the world of your favourite animals. South Africa also has many animal rehabilitation and care centres for animals for where you can get up close with some of the fiercest of animals. Africa is a wonderful journey of wild, love , beauty and beast!

Top 8 Destinations To Go Solo (& Chuck Your Girlfriend)

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Going solo on trips is the best because you get to decide what to eat, when to eat, where to go and how much time to spend. If you go wrong some where or get extra dizzy you’re not accountable to anyone. The only disadvantage is remembering the hotel room keys! We have come up with great places where you can travel solo:

  1. Lombok and the Gili Islands, Indonesia

    This destination is tailor made for solo travellers. Bali’s neighbour is gaining popularity for solo travellers who want to experience the joy of snorkeling, surfing and diving in clear waters. The lush paddy fields spread to a large area and then volcano Gunung Rinjani with its hotsprings and waterfalls gets solo travellers flocking to this place. Surreal landscape, attractive beaches, relaxing and easy going atmosphere puts it on every solo traveller’s bucket list.

  2. Cuba

    Low crime rate, cheap and affordable travel combined with lots of architecture and history to appreciate makes Cuba highly desirable for travellers who want to go solo on journeys. Smoking the world famous cuban cigar, dancing to the tune of salsa and visiting beautiful beaches makes this carribean island a favorite amongst solo travellers.

  3. Guatemala

    Don’t forget Guatemala if you’re travelling alone to Central and South America. Guatemala offers kayaking, hiking and white water rafting and gets many travellers to bagpack and fly down to here. It has Central America’s most active volcano and the stay here is very inexpensive. Try not to fall in love with this country after seeing the natural beauty it’s blessed with and the magical world known Mayan temples that still stand tall.

  4. Kenya

    Kenya is the place for all safari lovers. You can either join a group or book your own guide and explore the wilderness. Kenya has great connectivity making it easier to navigate from one destination to another plus it’s not very difficult to find accomodation here. Pickpocketing is common in Nairobi so be aware. The nightlife of Kenya is something that should not be missed.

  5. South Island, New Zealand

    South Island is for everyone who loves adventure. South Island is one big playground. The name itself gives me a rush of adrenaline. Tourists can do zorbing, skiing, horse riding, Sky diving, bungy jumping, kayaking, white water rafting, jet boating and hiking. With its snow clad mountains, glaciers and clear lakes, New Zealand deserves to be called the most beautiful country in the world.

  6. Barcelona, Spain

    It’s great if you know Spanish and its okay, if you dont. This city extends its arms to all and is one of the friendliest cities in the world. To avoid the hustle bustle of the city, you can go to one of its beaches and just laze around or you can just walk down a boulevard and sit outside in a cafe observing people. Be aware of pickpockets. Spanish food and wine will get you to lick your fingers.

  7. Nepal

    We know Nepal has recently been the epicentre of many earthquakes but the areas known for hiking remained unaffected. Besides, Nepal needs tourism to boost its economy. Annapurna circuit can be handled alone if you are an experienced trekker. But it’s safer to stay in a group. You don’t need to carry a lot of items as you can keep stopping by at tea houses and food joints. Solo travellers can’t help but marvel at the beauty of Nepal and the greatness of our Himalayas. The birthplace of Buddha is one place where you should travel alone.

  8. Hokkaidō, Japan

    Japan is a warm and welcoming country and suitable for travellers who are making the journey alone.

    It’s famous for its tradition and culture and is an amalgamation of historical structures, temples and mesmerising natural beauty. It’s not spoiled and within reach. If you pick this island, be ready to embrace the sight of cherry blossoms and flowers of vivid colours!