Cheap Travel Destinations for 2013

The dust of economic crises has started settling down around the world. Not all countries are recovering with the same pace, providing a golden opportunity for travellers who intend to visit some lavish or even of-limit destinations. Thus the uneven economic recovery around the world has made some places cheap destinations to travel.

In travel industry this has ever been a superb idea: the more you know the better travel deals you grasp. Here are some top travel ideas that can enable you to enjoy your holidays at destinations that were once out of your reach.

These five affordable countries that have been selected provide the best value. So you can make them your next travel destination in 2013.

Thailand

Thailand is making hard efforts to attract the same tourist flocks back that it has lost to the political unrest and flooding of 2011. Therefore, the tourist industry has reduced its rates. The falling rates of hotels- and restaurants – in Thailand have made it a cheap destination.

Thailand is renowned for its majestic temples, musky cuisine, mythical beaches and shallow seas. You can enjoy beach parties, mount the sea cliffs of Krabi, and dive with whale sharks in Ko Tao, learn to kite board in Hua Hin, convalesce at a health resort in Ko Samui. The menu is still long enough to cover in this short article.

Thailand - Cheap Destinations

Thailand

The cheap rates of all such amenities fit very well into budget travel. So explore it yourself giving a visit to this cheap gateway.

Currency situations:

The exchange rate for the Thailand Baht will be around 31.00 Thailand Bahts to the USD. Bahts will remain stable in 2013.

Mexico

Here you will find more than 450 beaches that interlace with the desert or with the lavish jungle. The gaffe monkeys snarling around attracts when you move through its bright green jungles.

High-energy Guadalajara nightclub gives a chance to show your potential dancing thorough the night.

Don’t heed to drug war that has been highly publicised; such bad stuff is far away from the travelling spots.

Mexico - Cheap Gateways

Mexico

With all such luxuries, you will bring unforgettable memories without draining your bank accounts. Many five-star resorts in Cancun and Riviera Maya have lowered their rates to allure travellers. Thus you can enjoy the same luxury as in Caribbean or Hawaii but at comparatively cheaper rates.

Currency situations:

The Mexico currency Peso has been weaker and inflation rate lower. Therefore your purchasing power would be quite higher here this destination.

Myanmar (Burma) 

A trip to Burma will take you back in old cheap times when there were no luxuries of life such as gadgets: Androids, Black Berry, IPhone, Mac Book or Seven Series. The things that you can enjoy here is a journey on horse and cart passing by the pine forests. You cannot find a zinger burger or Pizza at this destination but a bowl of mohinga noodles with the strong tea-leaf mixture. Have an experience of tea prepared with condensed milk at local teahouses and see closely the Burmese culture. Here you get a chance to strip away your business worries away because mobiles phones hardly work here. Spending few days with simple life style gives an unforgettable experience.

Burma - Destination for Cheap Travel

Currency situations:

After the currency reforms in April 2012, the rate fix at 6.4 kyat per U.S. dollar with a floating rate of over 800 kyat per U.S. dollar. This fact has made Myanmar one of cheap destinations.

Egypt

The decreasing demand has brought the prices to a lower level especially for the hotels in Egypt in order to regain the tourism. The resort areas like Sharm El Sheik are pretty safe and cheap for budget travellers.

Egypt -  Affordable Destinations

Egypt

Currency situation:

The Egyptian Pound is under downward pressure and will continue in the first quarter of 2013. This trend has reduced the prices sharply and made the recent timing highly favourable for visitors to travel on budget. However, this continued trend along with the hovering presidential election will increase the prices in the country in near future. So you need to travel early to this recommended destination.

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Greece

The present political turbulence and future uncertainty in Greece have reduced tourism here. Searching for sunshine, the tourists instead opted for Spain and Turkey. Consequently, the holiday prices have fallen down by 15 %. The hotels – and restaurants in Greece have removed their hefty price tags to allure the tourists.

Greece - Best Cheap Destinations

Greece

The large islands are quite safe and you can get a direct air service to such destinations. Recently there is a little price increase in direct air service to these destinations.

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Currency situations: 

Against the US dollar, the Euro has fallen at the lowest level of last 16 months this year. This fact has made it cheap and value destination for many tourists. The same trend will continue in 2013.

Best Pubs in England

1. The Prospect of Whitby, London

The Prospect of Whitby has been very popular as a former hangout spot for a princess and top list actors. Situated on the riverside, it excels in the list of top pubs in London. It was developed back in 1543. At night the view of this spot becomes more enchanting.

The Prospect of Whitby, London

The top building of Canary Wharf and the dancing waves of Thames makes the sitting in this pub more pleasant. Moreover, this spot is also attached with the memory of local Judge Jeffreys, aka the Hanging Judge.

2.The Inn at Whitewell, Lancashire

Along the River Hodder, seven miles have been dedicated to fishing. Here used to be an old deer keeper’s lodge that now has been converted to a homely northern country pub. It is surrounded by the rich green park and it offers a free view of gloomy hills from beyond. Along with an outdoor terrace and a private dining room this pub offers a beautiful place to spend time. In addition, the traditional set up of pub makes the dining here more fabulous.

The Inn At Whitewell, along river Hodder Lancashire

3. The Maltsters Arms, Devon

This pub is also situated on deep countryside on the banks of the Dart near Totnes and its dancing reflection can be seen in Bow Creek. All this looks like a beautifully coloured sailing boat tied from outside. It also has antique look inside the bar. An antique wooden bed placed here is so high that two little wooden boxes with carpeted tops have been kept to support each side and scramble them up. The wall paper is green and turquoise striped and gives an amazing look to the bar. Basically this place was once owned by Keith Floyd, a legendary, and it was considered as a heaven for sailors as well as local peoples here.

The Maltsters Arms, Devon

4. The Drunken Duck, Cumbria

Wedged between the Hawkshead, Ambleside and Old Man of Coniston, The Drunken Duck also called Double D has amazing views for all weathers. When the sun smiles down on Cumbria the Langdale Pikes can be viewed. During rain the walls of pub lined up with some sort of nostalgic art and provide a marvellous scene that becomes more fabulous in the presence of fire heating.

The Drunken Duck, Cumbria

5. The Square and Compass, Dorset

The Square and Compass, is situated to the east of Kimmeridge Bay in the Isle of Purbeck. This is also one of the fabulous pubs of England that makes an amazing spot to drink in the glory of Dorset’s Jurassic coast. The majestic views of glittering sea that peek through Puberk Hills becomes more splendid with a fresh drink. This bub has been run by a same family over a very long time. Therefore, the traditional taste of dishes that this family has preserved through struggle enhances the enjoyment of visitor. Apart from pub other amusements include onsite fossil museum and experimental live theatre performances in the evening. Moreover, in summer mini music festivals are held here that are also worth visiting.

The Square & Compass, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset.

6. The White Horse, Norfolk

The White Horse Inn is magnificently situated on the marshland coastline of North Norfolk at Brancaster Staithe, a popular area of outstanding natural beauty, with its big blue smiling skies, outstanding sunsets and spacious space to breathe. The coastline is a enchanted area to explore with very romantic views across the tidal marshes and beautiful sandy beaches.
The area is ideally attractive for all sort of visitors like casual walkers, sailors, golfers, cyclists, birdwatchers and dog owners. The holidaymakers and families can enjoy fun here.

The White Horse Brancaster Staithe Norfolk

7. The Mariners Rock, Cornwall

The Mariners Rock is a very fabulous pub situated on the north bank of Camel River opposite to padstow. The most wonderful time to reach here is just before dusk when sun begins to hide itself in sky and sends night starts to appear. With a pint of Sharps Doombar this scene becomes more interesting. However, some tasty dishes of freshly caught fish are also available at the restaurant. Eating this meal looking at the dancing waves of water gives an amazing experience.

What To Do in Budapest

With a perfect natural setting spanning the River Danube, striking architecture and appetizing Magyar cuisine, Budapest is one of the most gratifying cities in Europe. What To Do in Budapest – a list is long enough. Its splendid waterfront and boulevards invite comparisons with Paris, Vienna and Prague as do many attributes of its cultural aspects, ranging from coffee houses, bath parties and a love of opera to its wine-producing practice. In addition, hotels in Budapest are cosy as well as affordable.

1. Castle Hill, Budapest

What To Do in Budapest if you have hunger to explore history? Start your tour from Castle Hill and explore further Castle Hill Budapest Top Tourist Attractions. Castle Hill is stretched on one Km long area along Danube River and contains Budapest’s most significant primitive monuments and museums.

Castle Hill Budapest - What To Do in Budapest

Castle Hill Budapest – What To Do in Budapest

2. Heroes’ square, Budapest

Located at the entrance to the City Park, Budapest’s Heroes’ Square is a landmark built in the honour of the great historical leaders of Hungary. It attracts more visitors than any other site in Budapest.

Heroes’ square - What To Do in Budapest

Heroes’ square – What To Do in Budapest

The central showpiece of the square is the Millennium Monument, built in 1896 to memorialise the 1000th anniversary of the Magyar defeat. Moving up to monument you will come across another landmark, Millennial Column with a statue of the Archangel Gabriel at its top.

3. Church of Our Lady, Budapest

It is really hard to move around Castle District without having a glimpse of twin towers of Church of Our Lady. These towers with a height of 122.3 meters are known to be the second tallest brick work of world. This fabulous construction was completed in 13th century.

Church of Our Lady - What To Do in Budapest

Church of Our Lady – What To Do in Budapest

4. Parliament House, Budapest

In Budapest one thing that you must not miss at all is visit to spectacular Parliament House, home of the Holy Hungarian Crown. Spread on 12 miles (20km) on the bank of the Danube, it is the largest building of the city. Though it is hard to visit all its 691 rooms; however, the eye catching architectural work of Session Room and the impressive Great Vaulted Hall cannot be overlooked.
Adorned with white neo-gothic towers and arches, the Budapest Parliament is one of the city’s most excellent landmarks.

Parliament House - What To Do in Budapest

Parliament House – What To Do in Budapest

5. Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest

Built in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style, Fisherman’s Bastion is a terrace located on the bank of Danube River. Its beautiful seven towers symbolize the seven Magyar tribes arrived to the Carpathian Basin in 896. From the towers and terrace wonderful views of Danube, Margaret Island, Pest and the Gellért Hill can be captured.

Fisherman's Bastion - What To Do in Budapest

Fisherman’s Bastion – What To Do in Budapest

6. House of Terror, Budapest

With a striking focus on the crimes and carnages of Hungary’s fascist and Stalinist rules, House of Terror is an astonishing museum to visit. The building in which it is located was used as the headquarters of the ÁVH secret police who would interrogate activists of opponent political parties using cruel ways.

House of Terror - What To Do in Budapest


House of Terror – What To Do in Budapest

7. Basilica of St Stephen, Budapest

Basilica of St Stephen is a neoclassical cathedral of Budapest and interesting thing is its construction work that continued for almost half a century and finally completed in 1905. However, a wild storm in 1968 destroyed its most beautiful dome.

Basilica of St Stephen - What To Do in Budapest

Basilica of St Stephen – What To Do in Budapest

The worth viewing attraction inside the cathedral is the Holy Right, the mummified right hand of St Stephen in the reliquary. It is hard to stay longer inside Basilica because of gloomy darkness; however, moving towards the top of dome offers one of the best views of Budapest city.

8. Hospital in the Rock, Budapest

Containing original medical equipment and 70 wax figures, this attraction has been opened recently in the Castle Hill caves network. One hour guided tour of long walk here expose very wonderful features of cold war era.

Hospital in the Rock - What To Do in Budapest

Hospital in the Rock – What To Do in Budapest

9. Budapest Baths, Budapest

What To Do in Budapest if you get fatigued? Head towards Budapest Baths and Spas – Top 5.
Budapest has been blessed with numerous thermal springs that have a healing quality. Right in the centre of city you can find amazing baths which makes Budapest nightlife more charming with the offer of colourful bath parties. Such parties are a real fun that continued till 3:00 am.

Budapest Baths - What To Do in Budapest

Budapest Baths – What To Do in Budapest

Moreover, drinking cure and medical treatment with the use of thermal water that is rich in minerals is also available.

10. Margit-sziget, Budapest

What To Do in Budapest if you want serenity away from flocks of tourists? Head towards Margit-sziget.
A comfortable zone where you can go for swimming and jogging or you can enjoy a picnic on the green grass thorough the day and spend night in parties at splendid bars. In fact, this grassy island has been a very favourite meeting spot for lovers since the nineteenth century; there is a popular saying that “love begins and ends on Margit-sziget”.

Margit-sziget - What To Do in Budapest

Margit-sziget – What To Do in Budapest

What To Do in Budapest – Map

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Travel information on Money and costs in Bulgaria

The currency in Bulgaria is the lev (plural: leva). At top hotels, organised tours, airfares and car rental prices are usually quoted in euros, however payment is possible in leva. Some budget hotels and private rooms may also quote their rates in euros however it is better to pay in leva. Normally the leva price is twice the given euro price (eg €01 = 02 lv).

Here foreigners have been charged more than the locals, since Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007. Prices have risen however travelling around the country is still very cheap in comparison with Western European countries.

Activity Cost (lv)
Camping Site 10 per person
A Budget Hotel (outside Sofia)
A Single Room 20
A Midrange Hotel
A Single Room 40
A Double Room 60
At a Cheap Café
A Simple Meal 03
A Main Course 15
Museums Free Entry
Galleries Free Entry

You can enjoy your holiday in Bulgaria in a budget of 50 lv per person per day staying at budget hotels or in private rooms, eating cheap Bulgarian food and catching public buses and 2nd-class trains. Some top-end hotels in Sofia offer discounts during August, when most tourists have gone to the coast.

Staying in midrange hotels, eating at higher-quality restaurants, travelling in 1st-class trains and buying souvenirs will cost about 80 lv per person per day.

If you want to stay in Sofia then your cost would become almost double that is 160 lv per person per day.

Cheapest Countries to Visit in Europe

The economic downturn of last few years has reduced the purchasing power of people and therefore, cheap vacations have become priority of tourists especially for Europe trips.

After a thorough research we have short listed a few European countries as cheapest travel destinations of Europe  where holidays can be enjoyed in a low budget.

Bulgaria

With its long sandy Black Sea Coast, that holds strips of seductive sunny beaches and striking bays, Bulgaria is a best holiday spot in a budget trip. This majestic country has a long list of attractions that have been untouched and unvisited by foreign tourists. Hiking trails and horse-riding routes along the lavish mountainous of Rila and Pirin with lovely wildlife are hard to find elsewhere in Europe.

Cheapest Travel Destinations of Europe -Bulgaria

A Golf Course  in Bulgaria

Cheap but efficient public transport between cities takes you to remote counties where old traditions of Balkan culture are flourishing with a pride.

If you fancy relishing the urban life then come to cosmopolitan Sofia where gorgeous parks, lavish bars and absorbing museums will welcome you. In addition, hotels in Bulgaria are pleasingly cheap in comparison with those in Western Europe. In order to get practical travel information on money and costs in Bulgaria click here.

Lithuania

Have a trip to Lithuania and explore its colourful history, a country once enjoyed an empire extending from the Baltic to the Black Sea. Moreover, it is the first Baltic state that won its freedom from Moscow and stirred a change that ultimately collapsed the Soviet Union.

The capital Vilnius, with its mended passages and ornamental churches, is no doubt the most architecturally attractive of all the Baltic capitals. Moreover, Vilnius is little in size and it can be easily explored in a budget trip. Lithuanian women in villages with well-kept traditions offer folk dance to inspire its visitors. In addition, lower rates of hotels and restaurants in Lithuania make it one of cheap vacations sites.

Lithuania - Cheapest Travel Destinations of Europe

Poland

Having its roots back in first millennium, Poland is another alluring country to travel on budget. Housing former Jewish centres such as Łódź and Lublin, it is rich in Jewish heritage.

Visit its lingering ruins and the medieval castles including fantastic red-brick fortresses of the Teutonic Knights in the north along the Vistula. In addition, the first royal capital of Kraków is a wonder of architecture with its well-kept Gothic core and layers of Renaissance, Baroque and Art Nouveau. Further, the stylish life of Warsaw is another attraction.

Cheapest Travel Destinations of Europe- Poland

Teutonic Castle in Malbork – Poland

Spending holidays in Poland would become an incredible experience if you love home cooked food since Polish restaurants especially in Krakow offer delicious food based on local ingredients such as, mushroom, cabbage, beetroot and onion. In order to travel to Poland cheap vacation packages can be easily found. However, if you want to visit on your own, hotels in Poland are comparatively cheap.

Croatia

With a mixture of glamour and well-kept traditions, Croatia offers the best places to visit in Europe. It is a place where beaches and sunshine compete for attention. The gorgeous coastline along with serene mountains and national parks has made this country the Europe’s vacation hotspot. Swimming in the romantic coves and then lying on the golden sandy beaches makes the holiday in Croatia a wonderful experience. Moreover, its cultural treasures, prehistoric architecture and gorgeous folk traditions have enhanced its popularity among tourists.

Cheapest Travel Destinations of Europe - Croatia

Croatia

Croatia is as diverse as its landscapes and this is a reason that it warmly welcomes visitors on all budgets. Some of the more popular Adriatic areas have higher price lists for both hotels and restaurants especially in the months of summer; however, prices are very low in continental area and tourists on low budget can get accommodation on pleasingly affordable rates.

The Best Hotels in London

This fact cannot be denied that travelling experience to a new location depends a lot on the type of hotel you stay. Moreover, accommodation must be worth of the money that you spend on it. Otherwise, it adds to worries when you do not know where to find a best accommodation. Relax; I am going to take your worries away by telling you the best hotels to stay in London.

1. Hotel 41 London

A prestigious 5 start hotel located just opposite of Royal Mathew and behind the Buckingham Palace is a best place to stay especially of you reach London to visit the royal family. Though it will cost you $516 to $1,353 a day but experience would be wonderful.

Hotel 41

2. The Milestone, London

Another grand 5 star hotel located in the centre of Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has ability to make your stay more relaxed and charming. It will cost you around from $516 up to $1353 a day but the ambience you feel experience here would be unforgettable.

3. Egerton House Hotel, London

Egerton House Hotel Located in the vicinity of great shopping malls in the centre of Knightsbridge, Egerton House Hotel is a good place to stay if you love for shopping. Spending $490- $1,186, you can get a home feeling stay in this remarkably designed hotel.

4. Corinthia Hotel, London

This is another spectacular hotel located near Trafalgar Square and Westminster. The moment you enter in this hotel you get a royal feeling. With a cutting edge modern design, vast lobbies and quite high ceilings, this hotel offers a better choice to stay. Moreover, the total cost ranges from $608- $1,619 and it is not expensive with the given facilities.

Corinthia Hotel London

5. The Levin in London

This is another great hotel located in the centre of Knightsbridge. My three day stay during last winter was a delightful experience. The morning becomes more beautiful when you view outside from the balcony with a cup of coffee in your hand. Within a range of $446- $624 a day, this hotel does not look expensive given the sort of lovely experience you enjoy here.

The Levin in London

6. The Soho Hotel, London

Having 91 uniquely designed rooms this is one the most stunning hotels in London. It is located at around 5 minute walk from the Oxford Street. It is equipped with all range of facilities especially a beautiful gym. You need to have $469 to $1,865 in your pocket to stay in this grand hotel.

The Soho Hotel

7. Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

This hotel has been rebuilt last year and now it offers a good accommodation within the budget of around $629- $1,838. This hotel is located in the centre of Mayfair and surrounded by greenery. Moreover, it is equipped with a wonderful spa facility that will help you wipe out your stress if you experience it after all day travel around the city.

Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

What to do in Dubai

Ostentatious and glittering city, Dubai has been built to attract people travel to this metropolis and spend their money. Dubai regime has done its best to adorn this city with all those facilities that one can visualise in this world. With numerous shopping malls, flashy Dubai hotels, a dizzying range of dining choices and modish clubs and bars, everything is in access here. Thousands of peoples travel to Dubai each year just to enjoy this wonderful city. My travel team have short-listed these attractions that should not be missed at all in Dubai if you want to enjoy your trip.

1. Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab is a milestone that has made Dubai a distinctive city because this is the only Seven Star Hotel in the world. In order to have an entry in this hotel, there is a condition either to book a room or at least book a table at one of its pricy eateries. However, visitors can view it from outside and make memorable photographs.More…

Burj Al Arab

2. The Burj Khalifa

A greatest landmark of engineering work, The Burj Khalifa is a world’s tallest tower having 153 levels. Having a view outside from the observatory deck from the top floor would make you feel if you are viewing the whole planet. Inside the tower you will find offices, hotels, apartments and all other luxuries. Journey to the top gets you entertained with a multime-dia presentation Dubai history. Buying a ticket online in advance can save you upto 300 Dhs, so don’t miss it.

The Burj Khalifa

3. Palm Jumirah

The most daring of all megaprojects of Dubai is amazing collection of its domestic islands. A trip to Dubai is incomplete without having a view of Palm Jumirah (the palm Dubai) which is known to be the eighth wonder of the world. It provides you with everything that you need to have a wonderful holiday break. World famous Dubai hotels, astonishing tourist attrac-tions and luxury shopping malls have made this place a paradise on earth.

Palm Jumirah

4.Ski Dubai

Snow fall in a desert, an impossible thing have been made possible by Ski Dubai. It is an in-door resort, with hundreds of entertaining facilities. Fancy a skiing experience on an artificially built mountain with thrilling slopes. It is located beside the largest Dubai mall and is major focus of Dubai tours. You need not to carry special winter clothing or skiing equipment with you because Ski Dubai has already made all this stuff available for you.

Ski Dubai

5. Dubai Museum

A wonderful example of a desert fort, Dubai Museum is located in Al Fahidi Fort, built in 1787, the oldest building in Dubai and once the residence of Dubai’s rulers.
A trip to Dubai cannot be complete without visiting this landmark because it reveals Dubai history with minimal fuss but plenty of charm. The fishing boats of old days and traditional lodgings placed in the courtyard of museum will take you back in olden times. How Dubai developed into a metropolitan from a tiny trading post can be known through a multimedia presentation offered in a room. Furthermore, you get a chance to know about the fishers who first established on the bank of Creek, the Bedu who struggled to earn their living and the date farmers who dared to irrigate this desert. Moreover, a mosque, a souq, a desrt camp, a school and many other things will narrate different stories about Dubai’s past.

Dubai Museum

6. Dubai Mall, Dubai

Housing 1200 stores, the Dubai Mall looks like another city inside Dubai. Once you enter here you lost in its attractions that do not end at all and all depend upon your pocket size. The list is long enough and includes among other lures indoor theme parks, 160 food outlets, Olympic size ice rink, the fashion catwalk and 22 screens cinema entertainment. The top world brands compete here to dazzle out one another and thus make the Dubai shopping experience more amazing.

Dubai Mall, Dubai

7. Deira Gold Souq

All that glitters is gold here in Deira Gold Souq, a largest gold market in Dubai. At a time over 25 tonnes of gold is on display in jewellery shops; the superb designs and remarkable dexterity is fun to see even without the intention to buy. A golden opportunity to express the value of your relationship through buying 22kt gold bangles, or a glorious ‘set’ comprised of earrings, necklace and bracelet for your beloved. So, hurry up, get Dubai flights and win your loved ones through a trip to Dubai.

Deira Gold Souq

8. 4×4 Dubai Desert Safari

Enjoy travel by 4×4 across the Dubai deserts on this exciting trip! Thrilling experience of sand boarding on the desert of Dubai, a camel ride and colourful tattoo will add to your ex-citement.
Furthermore, a delightful barbecue dinner under the Arabian stars and live folk and belly dance shows are all must-do experience during a trip to Dubai.

4×4 Dubai Desert Safari

Burj Al Arab – The Only Seven Star Hotel in the World

Nothing can fascinate you more than a visit to Burj Al Arab hotel, a landmark on the globe that dazzle out all other hotels in the world. Dubai hotels are famous worldwide and this seven star hotel is second to none. Along with a convoy of white Rolls Royces on the forecourt, dancing fountains in the lobby, and fireworks launch from the bridge, Burj Al Arab makes you realise from a distance that you are going to come across something really exceptional. The only possible way to get inside the hotel without paying for a room booking is booking a table at one of the hotel’s exorbitant eateries.

Burj Al Arab Room

Al Muntaha, on the top floor with its fabulous interior decoration work captures your attentions in such a way that you forget, for a while, everything outside the building; Al Mahara, a fish restaurant along with a large aquarium, makes your dining experience well cherished and Sahn Eddar restaurant with a symphony of classical sounds and soft torch lighting gives an awesome experience of afternoon tea. Above all Majlis Al Bahar, a restaurant along the sparkling coastline with enchanting views of the Arabian Gulf makes your mood more pleasant.

Top 10 London Markets

London markets offer almost everything range from clothes to curios, tasty food to flowers, modern art to antique products. These markets attract customers through out the world. The quality of shopping is its most remarkable thing that is cause of attractio for worldwide customers. Moreover, the strength of its currency brings in all sorts of commodities. Themost popular markets among bigger markets are Spitalfields, Camden Market or Portobello Road. These markets are best for shopping for vistors who comes here for a short time and search for bargains. Moreover, Greenwich is popular for variety of gifts as well as local designers. In addition, Borough Market is London’s most well-known food market; a source of outstanding British and international produce that is best for tourists for a quick bite.

1. Borough Market

Borough Market in London

Borough Market is gourmet’s paradise in London. It offer a wide variety of fresh produce including fresh fruit, vegetables and all kinds of meat, and condiments, delicious bakery items and yummy street food.
Borough Market is well known for lunch or grocery shopping. There’s also available a wide selection of high-quality ingredients and generous treats.

2. Brick Lane Market

Brick Lane Market

Brick Lane Market comprise of several streets situated in the Brick Lane area. All sort of junks and jems are on offer in this market. You can also find some economical second-hand furniture shops, a variety of shoes shops. Moreover, there are also different stalls that sell foreign spices and colourful attractive saris.
Even though the shops are restaurants are open on every day but Sunday is best day to shop aroud this market because on Sunday people come here to sell their second hand wares and some other stuff. The good bargains can be found if one serch for carefully.
Even though the shops are restaurants are open on every day but Sunday is best day to shop aroud this market because on Sunday people come here to sell their second hand wares and some other stuff. The good bargains can be found if one serch for carefully.

3. Camden Market

Camden Market London

This market is situated in the Camden down that is the hub of entertainment. This market was estalished as the craft market by the canal. However, over the time it spread over a wide spectrum for variety of items espeically sale items.
Here you can also find one-off pieces of art, food as well as furnishings. On week ends the number of stalls incereses and offer all sort of trading. There is also an indoor fashion market at the Elecric Ballroom that is open only on Sundays.

4. Portobello Road Market

Portobello Road Market

Portobello Road has been a market since the 1800s but became particularly famous for its antiques in the 1950s. Now there are numerous stalls offering everything from fruit and bread to posters, clothes, music and, of course, loads of antiques!

Portobello Road Market is a popular market in London that started in 1800s but became a hub for antiques in the 1950s. However, currently all sort of items including fruit, posters, clothing, and music etc. Still aniques are available in a wide variety.

5. Columbia Road Flowers

Columbia Road Flowers

Anyone who loves nature and fond of greenry should make a stop here for variey of plants, shrubs, bulbs and trees. This street that has become colourful because of beautiful flowers is a must see market.
Moreover, one can also find gardening accessories along with gorgeous cut-flowers on offer here available in the surrounding shops

6. Old Spitalfields Market

Old Spitalfields Market, Victorian market halls

Old Spitalfields Market is situated at a short walk from both Liverpool Street and Aldgate East stations.Old Spitalfields Market is a place where you can dine with style, look around the antique market, buy exclusive designer clothes and moreover relax with a glass of very well wine watching the fuss of the City that pass you by.
There are a variety of cool bars and clubs of Shoreditch that are just up the road side. Easy to find, Old Spitalfields Market is a short walk from both Liverpool Street and Aldgate East stations.

7. Broadway Market

Broadway Market

Broadway market is situated in Hackney and it sells a wide range of an electix mic of things that reach here in this market from the local farmers, artists and craftspeople.
These goods temp customers in such a way that they love to visit this market very often, this is the one of reaon of hustle and bustle here. You can find readmade clothes, delicious food, furniture as well as lighting stuff.

8. Greenwich Market

Greenwich Market London

Greenwich Market offer beautiful products from various designers and small cottage industries. Original artworks and handcrafted toys are available in best stuff here. Weekends are often busiest here and there are usually more than 150 stalls on weekends that sell an attractive range of jewellery producs, pictures, clothing stuff and accessories.
Local people place there stall here of delicious food and various cultural tasty eatables.

9. Covent Garden London

Covent Garden London

Covent Garden London market is situated at the heart of the Covent Garden piazza. It was designed in 1632 by Inigo Jones and now it has become so popular that it is visited by 30 million tourists each year. Its large glass covered building consists of several arcades of fashionable boutiques, bars, cafés and an artistic selection of crafts.

Here toourists can get them entertained through open piazza jugglers, mime artists, variety of acts and musicians’ arts.
10. Petticoat Lane Market

East London Markets. Petticoat Lane Market

Petticoat Lane Market is a fashion market that is located on Wentworth Street and Middlesex Street in the East London. It is also popular for clothing stuff and household goods.
Having been established first time in 1936, it is also regarded as one of the oldest markets in London. This market opens on all week days and on weekends it extends to the surronding streets where various goods stalls are placed by local trades.

Travel to Egypt- Home of Ancient Civilization

Egypt is a land from where the first great civilisation started emerging. Having pyramids, the minarets, mummies, hieroglyphs and the Nile, Egypt has ever been an attraction for tourists since a trend started by Ancient Greeks and Romans. Though Napoleon and the British looted the treasures of this country during the colonial times and filled their national museums, yet there is no dearth in the influx of tourists who get attracted here. Once you start exploring Egypt places then sooner you realise that it holds massive archaeological treasures and the well-known monuments such as ancient Egypt pyramids are just tips of an iceberg.You can find some cheap flights. Book before you go and enjoy the trip

Egypt tour is incomplete without visiting mosques and madrassas of Cairo that easily make you realise that it has preserved its values since the founding days of Islam. Also known as The City of a Thousand Minarets, is rich in its architectural beauty; all of its artefacts are heavily influenced by Islamic values. Having a view of all its attractions in a day makes tour exhausting so it is advisable to stay here. Once in Cairo, the choice for hotels and resorts is never-ending. Many comfortable accommodations and hotels in Cairo are accessible, starting as low as $25 – $35 and reaching up to $315-$547 per night. Most of hotels are centrally located which makes it easy to travel and explore this splendid city.

The Sphinx Ancient Egypt

Farther from Cairo toward upriver is Luxor, the site of ancient Thebes, is located with dens of lavish burial chambers and claims some of the most daunting monuments of ancient times.

Reaching south at Aswan, remarkable temples witness the power of archaic gods and almighty pharaohs. Here the exploration of monuments across the Nile on a felucca (Egyptian sailing boat) is an amazing experience.

Out West, Egypt’s deserts starts that expand substantially to the Sahara. Proudly Egypt also shares with the Libyan Desert. Apart from the Nile Valley, and handful heavens of green islands majority of its landscape is desert.

Hivelike, primitive forts are sprinkled here with sparkling springs and ghostly rocks. Moreover, reaching in the desert of Sinai a hill can be visited on interior side where God had meetings with Mosses.

Heading further on same rout are the alluring sites of Dhab that has ever been a great attraction for almost all Egypt tours because of its cheap Ocean side camping and fabulous beaches along with the lovely mountains. Having such a natural beauty, Dhab makes an ideal site for Egypt holiday.

Where is Egypt

Egypt is a transcontinental state with major part in North Africa and one portion, Sinai Peninsula, located in the Southwest Asia.

Crete, Greece – An Attractive Spot for Holidays

Crete is the largest island in Greece and definitely the most fascinating and diverse in nature. Massive mountain ranges sprinkled with caves are shared by vivid valleys that spill out to sea. The rocky interior is spread with vast plateaus and green plains. Stunning beaches, the main attraction of this Greek Island, are spread in east and south. East side beach lying in the lap of palm tree forest is the only one of this nature in Europe. Moreover, the beaches on the south coastline are also not less in their attraction.

Although the north coast has been hijacked and spoilt by hotels and cheap package tourism, yet this biggest Greek Island holds enough for independent traveller to explore silent beach settlements and beautiful mountain villages. Moving across this Greek Island one can know enough about its remarkable history like ruins of the Minoan palace of Knossos, Venetian fortresses of Rethymo, Byzantine monasteries and birthplace of Zeus, all describe their own historic tales.

The traditional villages located in mountains and agricultural settlements across the island makes the Crete holiday trip more amazing especially if you mix up with the hospitable peoples of these villages. Cretans are very proud of their culture and customs; they have preserved their ancient Crete traditions, along with other things,
in dressing and songs.

Crete

There is also large range of bars and restaurants and their tasty dishes make your Crete trip tastier. Moreover, the nights are also very colourful in these bars with live music and bouncing party atmosphere.

In ancient times, Cretans would consider it a great honour to host a tourist. However, over the time this duty has been owned by Crete hotels and here you can easily find all range of luxury hotels as well as Budget hotels.

Where is Crete:

Crete is located at the south of the Aegean Sea and it separates this part of the sea from the Libyan Sea. Its exact location makes the junction of three continents Europe, Asia and Africa.

What to do in Lisbon – Portugal

What to do in Lisbon: Stretched across steep hillsides, Lisbon offers all the amusements in its colourful cityscape that one can expect from the top attractions of Portugal, yet with half the hassle of other European capitals.

Portugal tourism has flourished after the Lisbon nominated as Europe’s Leading City Break Destination in both 2009 and 2010 and Europe’s Leading Cruise Destination in 2009. Following are the top ten attractions that Lisbon tours must visit.

 1. Jerónimos Monastery, Lisbon

The most remarkable symbol of Portugal’s power and glory during the Age of discovery, The Jeronimos Monastery is a church that was built in 1502 by King Manuel. The great explorer Vasco da Gama is also buried here. The art work of the cloisters is very eye catching and one of the best in the world. UNESCO has given this fabulous building the status of World Heritage monument that is a great award for Portugal capital.

What to do in Lisbon

Jerónimos Monastery – What to do in Lisbon

2. Belem Tower, Lisbon

Another symbol of the Age of Discovery and major icon of the city, Belem Tower is located near to The Jeronimos Monastery. This lavish tower was built as a part of strong defence system by King John II in 1515 to safeguard the entrance to the harbour of Lisbon. Its building structure along with fabulous stone work is a magnificent example of Manueline style. It is also declared as a World Heritage monument by UNESCO.

Belem Tower - What to do in Lisbon

Belem Tower- What to do in Lisbon

3. St George’s Castle, Lisbon

Located at the highest hill of the city St George’s Castle can be seen from anywhere in the city. The wonderful view of the city can be enjoyed from the castle and the company of beautiful peacocks that roam all around the castle makes this experience more charming. This historical castle was a Moorish royal residence until Afonso, Portugal’s first king, captured this castle in 1147.

St George's Castle - What to do in Lisbon

St George’s Castle – What to do in Lisbon

4. Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon

Holding a unique treasure from the East and the West, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is the largest crowd puller site of Lisbon. A remarkable collection of Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Islamic, Asian, and European art makes this museum worth visiting. All this art collection has been collected privately during a period of 40 years by Calouste Gulbenkian who was known to be the richest person of 20th century.

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum -What to do in Lisbon

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum -What to do in Lisbon

5. Parque Das Nacoes, Lisbon

In contrast with the ancient monuments in its neighbourhood, Parque Das Nacoes is the amusing entertainment park of 21st century. It house all sort of entertainments including concert venues, theatres, restaurants and a large shopping centre. The Lisbon tours can have lunch sitting on seats outside the restaurant in the vicinity of world’s longest bridge.

Parque Das Nacoes - What to do in Lisbon

Parque Das Nacoes – What to do in Lisbon

6. Berardo Museum, Lisbon

Housing the most modern art collection, The Berardo Museum is also an interesting place to visit in Lisbon. It holds the fabulous works by world famous artists including Warhol, Picasso , Duchamp and Magritte. All the artefacts that have been placed in this museum belonged to Joe Berardo who privately collected them. Some other cities like Paris and Miami were also claiming for this treasury collection but Lisbon succeeded to hold it.

 Berardo Museum - What to do in Lisbon

Berardo Museum – What to do in Lisbon

7. Madre De Deus Convent, Lisbon

Housing a unique collection of tiles from as early as the 15th century, Madre De Deus Convent is the only museum of this kind in the world. The description of the manufacturing process of tiles has made it more interesting. In addition the remarkable paintings and portraits especially of King João III and his queen are worth viewing.

Madre De Deus Convent - What to do in Lisbon

Madre De Deus Convent 

8. Ancient Art Museum, Lisbon

Located near the Tagus River, Ancient Art Museum houses an artistic collection from 12th to early 19th century. The most inspiring things of this museum are religious statues and unique artistic objects made in gold and silver.

Ancient Art Museum - What to do in Lisbon

Ancient Art Museum 

9. Design & amp; Fashion Museum (MUDE), Lisbon

The most creative work of top fashion designers of the world is presented in temporary exhibitions at Design & Fashion Museum (MuDe). The work by world renowned designers including Phillipe Starck, George Nelson, Charles Eames and Arne Jacobsen will inspire you very much. Admission is free in this museum so don’t miss this attraction in Lisbon travel.

Fashion Museum - What to do in Lisbon

Fashion Museum 

10. Sao Roque Church and Museum, Lisbon

With plain front but the most fabulous interior work, Sao Roque Church is an eye catching site to visit in Lisbon. Each of the chapels is a masterwork of Baroque art but the masterpiece is the fourth one on the left side that is said to be the world’s most expensive chapel. Rome contributed in its construction through providing its fantastic design and Lisbon provided all the most costly material including gold and silver then this masterpiece came into existence.

Sao Roque Church and Museum - What to do in Lisbon

Sao Roque Church and Museum 

One last thing: Don’t forget to take an advice before stepping out for a trip to Portugal.

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