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Month: October 2016

The 3 Must-Have Gadgets for Travelling

Christopher Columbus might have set out on his epic voyage packing just a few clothes and wine barrels, but that just wouldn’t cut it in today’s technologically dependent world. What good is a vacation if you can’t take any pictures with that high resolution DSLR whose memory you forgot to clear out? Or that sweet headrest which was supposed to keep you in one piece during the plan ride? We could go on and on, so it’s better to just list the 3 essential gadgets you should carry with you while travelling.

Checklist for a Relaxing Vacation

Even if you consider yourself a veteran traveler, it’s really hard to keep track of all the things you need to prepare before embarking on a new adventure. No need to fret though! Listed below is a complete checklist to ensure that you travel worry-free without any issues along the way.

The Cheapest Places to Travel in Europe

Europe has traditionally been the go-to traveler’s spot, thanks to its huge diversity of landscape as well as the historical value attached with particular cities. But that’s not the only reason why people keep Europe on top of their traveling wish list; it’s also one of the cheapest places to travel and stay (barring a few cities such as France and London).

A Tourist’s Guide to Amsterdam

Amsterdam boasts a wide range of high rise skyscrapers that dominate its skyline. On the surface, it may seem like a busy metropolis that’s too rough and tough for a relaxing vacation. However, the beauty of this European city lies in its versatility, boasting a network of more than 165 waterways and 17th century mansions. Expect to find a healthy community of cyclers commuting alongside supercars, as the city is small enough to be covered even on foot.

A Tourist’s Guide to China

Being the third largest country in the world (disputed), China boasts a wide variety of landscapes ranging from the ultra-modern cities of Beijing and Shanghai to the more remote locations of Yueyaquan.From multitudes of crane skylines to completely untouched deserts, the East Asian country has something for everyone. China is also home to the Ming dynasty, whose remnants are still present in the form of old museums and the Forbidden City, the latter serving as the imperial palace for the Ming dynasty. If ancient dynastical culture doesn’t strike your fancy, you can also do a multitude of other activities such as trekking along the peaceful mountain ranges in Shan.

A Tourist’s Guide to Dubai

Due to its proximity to the equator line, Dubai is extremely hot throughout the year. However, most of the places are air conditioned, including the outdoor ones. Though temperatures are homogenously hot all year, January gets a little bit of rain while the period from November to April enjoys a marginally lower Celsius. If you are planning the trip on a budget, summers are the ideal time to go as there are some great deals on hotels during this time. But keep in mind that temperatures can reach an overwhelming 50degrees Celsius in June and July.

Tourist Guide to New York

The weather isn’t really that predictable and depends more on your luck. While winters involve thick snowfall and clear skies, summers can be quite uncomfortable with the average temperature being around the 80Farenheit mark. Adding the congestion of traffic jams, it’s probably not viable to visit during this period. The spring and autumn months are your safest bet to visit the metropolitan city. Weather is generally pleasant during the months of April, May and August to November. The spring season also brings with it numerous festivals and art fairs such as Frieze art fair.

Tourist’s Guide to Paris

Affectionately referred to as the romance capital of the world, there’s a reason why France’s capital ranks so high on so many tourist’s wish list. Besides being the background setting in numerous Hollywood classics such as the aptly named “An American in Paris”, the city boasts a wide variety of famous monuments, the Eiffel tower being just one of them. But the great thing about Paris is that it adapts with time; you are likely to not see the same place again upon your next visit. While the Faubourg-St-Denis used to be a remnant of 18th century French architecture, it has now become a hub for young adults to congregate and chat about current politics. The city is widely considered as one of the most romantic locations in the world with a multitude of things to do. From an early lunch at one of the street side cafes to a kiss below the Eiffel tower, a trip to Paris would certainly be one for the ages.

A Tourist’s Guide to Venice

It’s a zero sum game when it comes to choosing the right time for a visit to Venice; you can either choose to go during the more pleasant spring and autumn seasons or during the summer months. While the former are devoid of the hoards of mosquitoes that usually come around during the summer, it can get quite crowded with tourists outnumbering locals by 2:1. The jack of all trades is definitely the winter season as it tends to get less crowded, which in turn drives down the hotel prices. The weather isn’t too bad as well, with cloudless skies and misty vistas being the highlights of the season. It’s also at the end of this season when the Carnevale takes place.