вторник, 27 ноември 2012 г.

Sunset Tower Hotel, LA

I want to present you one really fancy hotel in Los Angeles, it's called Sunset Tower Hotel. It's situated in West Hollywood. If you wonder which hotel to choose when visiting LA, don't. This is the place Jennifer Aniston chose to live with her boyfriend Justin Teroux after selling her mansion in Beverly Hills.

Sunset Tower Hotel, LA

неделя, 5 февруари 2012 г.

Ayada Resort Maldives - The Ultimate Retreat Destination

Ayada Maldives Resort
Ayada Maldives Resort
Ayada Beach Villa, Maldives Resort
Ayada Beach Villa, Maldives Resort

Ayada Beach Villa, Maldives Resort
Ayada Maldives Resort, Ocean Suite

Ayada Maldives Resort, Ocean Suite

Ayada Maldives Resort, Ocean Suite

Ayada Maldives Resort, Ocean Suite

Ayada Beach Suite, Maldives Resort

Ayada Beach Suite, Maldives Resort

Ayada Maldives Resort, Ocean Villa

source: musicdancelovers, loveisspeed

събота, 4 февруари 2012 г.

Top Travel Destinations for 2012

The Travel and Leisure Magazine have already made its top travel destinations for 2012 - The Hottest Travel Destinations for 2012. There are so many wonderful places in world that one may want to visit, it's hard to choose. I propose to trust the experienced ones in the area and see which they are:

Sri Lanka

Summer House, Norwood, Sri Lanka, Ceylon Tea Trails


Toronto, Canada

St.Vincent and the Grenadines

St.Vincent and the Grenadines, Happy Island



Guimarães, Portugal



Guimarães, old town, Portugal


Abu Dhabi


Viceroy Hotel, Abu Dhabi


Costa Navarino, Greece


Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Costa Navarino, Greece



 Xishuangbanna, China

Flamingo Lake, China



Southern Bahia, Brazil

Barra de São Miguel, Brazil



Hamburg, Germany


Hamburg, Germany




Bocas del Toro, Panama



Mozambique’s Northern Coast




Bentonville, Arkansas

Crystal Bridge Museum, Bentonville, Arkansas

 source: teatrails.com, vladamars, danilovescats

петък, 3 февруари 2012 г.

Egypt - All You Have to Know when Visiting the Country

Egypt has become extremely popular because it is a unique tourist destination. All the lovers of travel and people who are interested in history and the development of civilization already have visit Egypt or are about to go there. Not many other nations have left so many and so vivid monuments as a proof of their way of life in the past and their skills. Egypt is a magical, even mystical place, the historians refer to it as "the cradle of civilization". 

Egypt, The Pyramids, camel

For thousands of years the people of Egypt developed cities in the delta of the Nile River, even though the harsh conditions of the desert. Today, more than 80 million Egyptians live in Alexandria, Cairo and the cities, located along the river. 
The capital - Cairo is great. It is very charming with all its ancient monuments, large markets, dust, desert, crowds, oriental dances. It is like a return back in time vigilantly supervised by the Great Sphinx and the Piramids.

Luxor, Egypt

Temple of Luxor, at night, Egypt

Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt

However, there are some things you have to know when visiting Egypt:

  • The whole name of the country is Arab Republic of Egypt.

  • The borders of the country are with the Mediterranean Sea on the north, the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west.

  • The official language is Arabic, but if you speak English or French you will come to grips with the people.
  • The official currency is Egyptian pound.
  • During the summer the temperatures can be 40 °C.
  • The hottest month is August.

  • The driving in Cairo can be very agressive as the traffic is heavy.
  • Drives on the right.

  • When you are in Egypt it is better to trust your guide, not to make individual plans.

  • Always bring with you sun cream.

  • Don't ever forget to bring water with you and also use only bottled one, don't try
          the tapped.

  • Taxis are good way to get from one place to another, they are also very cheap.
  • It is good to have with you the basic medicines, as they are available, but 
          the names are different.
  • Cigarettes can be bought, they are not expensive, but variety of them is not large.

  • Here you can buy beer and wine, the hard alcohol is very expensive and can
          be bought only in the hotels and  on the airport.
  • Postcards sent from Egypt arrive for 5 days / in Europe for example/.
  • In the cities You can find Wireless Internet in the most hotels and Internet cafes. It will be best if you have mobile connection - flash drive and prepaid Egyptian card.
  • The modern Egyptian cuisine is influenced by the Greek, Syrian, Turkish, Palestinian, Lebanese, we can also mention the French and the English one.
  • Tipping in Egypt is advisable.
  • The Pyramids of Gisa are the most visited tourist destination in world.
  • It is believed that the Pyramids are built 4.5 thousand years ago.
  • The basic religion is Islam. 
  • There is no rain, if it happens to poor it is in the winter season. 
  • The main part of territory of Egypt is desert.
  • Only 6% of country's territory is inhabited.
  • The Ancient Egyptians have created the calendar of 365 days per year and the 24-hour division of the days.
  • The most popular sport in Egypt is football, the country won the African Nations Cup 6 times.
Egypt, The Pyramids of Gisa
Valley of the Kings, Egypt
Cairo, Egypt
The Sphinx and the Pyramid of Chephren Khafre, Egypt

 source: herbedisdeadly, cairotravelguide, cooltravelstorytelling

понеделник, 30 януари 2012 г.

The Royal Chateau de Versailles - Palace of Versailles, France - facts and photos

Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Versailles, is located in the Ile-de-France region of France. Nowadays Versailles is a suburb of Paris, 20 km from the city. So, if you're in the area, you can visit the place. Don't miss it. Palace of Versailles have to be seen.

Chateau de Versailles, France
Gardens of Versailles, France
Garden view, Palace of Versailles, France

Originally, there was built a hunting lodge for Louis XIII in 1624. He was pleased with the nature and location. Back then Versailles was a county village which started to develop thanks to its location on the road from Paris to Normandy. The successor of Louis XIII - Louis XIV ordered renovation and expansion of the chateau. And....later, in 1682 the court was officially moved there. It became the centre of political power. But, the Royal family had to return to Paris after the beginning of the French Revolution. The Palace of Versailles became a symbol of the Absolute Monarchie. 

Fountain, Gardens of Versailles, France
Gardens of Versailles, France
Fountain of Neptune, Palace of Versailles, France
Bronze Sculpture of La Seine, Chateau de Versailles, France

There were four building campaigns. The all four corresponded to Louis XIV's wars. During the first building campaigh were made some modifications to the chateau and the gardens so they can accomodate 600 guests. The second made the palace look a lot like it is today. Then were built the Appartment of the roi and the Apartment of the queen. In the thitd campaign in addition to the Hall of Mirrors were designed the Orangerie and the north and south wings. The Gardens were also further developed. The fourth campaign was mostly about the Royal chapel and some improvements of the Apartment of the king. With this all constructions stopped. No more actions were taken of the Sun King / Louis the Great/.
Thirty years later Louis XIV made some changes, but they were far more unsignificant in comparison to these made of the Sun King.

Chateau de Versailles, France
Fountain, Gardens of Versailles, France
Hall of mirrors, Palace of Versailles, France
Ceiling, Palace of Versailles, France
Palace of Versailles, inside, suite, France
Palace of Versailles, inside, France

Main features of Palace of Versailles:

- Grand apartments - Apartment of the King, Apartment of the Queen
  Apartment of the King:
  • Salon de Diane 
  • Salon de Mars 
  • Salon de Mercure 
  • Salon d’Apollon 
  • Salon de Jupiter 
  • Salon de Saturne 
  • Salon de Vénus
   Apartment of the Queen:
  • Chapel 
  • Salle de gardes 
  • Antichambre
  • Chambre 
  • Grand cabinet 
  • Oratory 
  • Petit cabinet

- Small apartments - Apartment of the King, Apatrment of the Queen

- Hall of Mirrors

- Chapels of Versailles

- The Opera

- Museum of the History of France

- Gardens of Versailles
The Gardens of Versailles, France

Chateau de Versailles, France
Versaille - looking from the Latone Fountain out to the Grand Canal, France

Le Hameau de la Reine, Petit Trianon, Versailles, France