Top historical sites for tourists to visit

Posted on 18 April 2018 (0)

Planet earth has a lot of beautiful places and things to see more than enough to keep a tourism enthusiast occupied for a lifetime. This includes beautiful natural sceneries, landscape, natural and artificial structures. While present-day architectural wonders continue to draw tourists from all over the world, the sites and structures from the ancient past have remained a significant point of call for tourists. Here are some of the top world-renowned historical sites:

Machu Picchu

In the heart of southern Peru, lies a ruined city discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911. The site which was initially an Inca civilization which was abandoned as a result of Spanish invasion has been named as both a UNESCO world heritage center and one of the Seven Wonders of the world. The site continues to host a large number of tourists who visit the site undeterred by the 4-day hike that is required to access the hill on which the site is located.

Tikal

This is one of the largest and most preserved ruins of the Mayan civilization. It was a bustling city that dominated the Mayan world between 200-900 AD (the classic period). Located deep in the Guatemala jungles in a serene natural environment it continues to draw tourists from far and near.

The Egyptian Pyramids of Gaza

The 3000 years old Egyptian pyramids have fascinated not just tourists but archeologists, architects and even mathematicians who have marveled for so long about how buildings of such great accuracy and architectural finesse could have existed that far back in history. The mystery behind the construction […]

Exploring Austin Texas

Posted on 10 April 2018 (0)

Oh, Austin. Just because this city shows up on tourism packages with the slogan “Keep Austin Weird”, people thought that weirdness is all Austin is about. If only they explored the city outside the SXSW euphoria. Finding a city this interesting meant rediscovering that part of America known for the barbecues, the fusion cuisine and chill places to hang out for the night. And it only gets better once you tried dropping by with these tips at hand.

  • Beware of hotel price hikes during SXSW season.

Austin is the home of SXSW. SXSW stands for South by Southwest, a festival done yearly on this side of Texas celebrating movies, music and other forms of entertainment media. While it is already April, some of these hotels might still be jacking up their rates. So in case you don’t feel like getting that SXSW vibe but still wanted to explore the city during its “off-season”, booking by June like early summer would help.

  • Better breakfasts are found outside your hotel.

Surely, hotels would make it a point to have the local cuisine available in their menu. But knowing how hotel prices affect prices of food sold within their vicinity, So exploring the recommended areas by Austin to check out the Tex Mex variety helps. Some of them may be on your itinerary already. Check out the travel packages that specify which grills and restaurants are included.

  • More options are found in the food truck areas.

Now if you just dropped by Austin because you want to kill time while waiting for your house to get cleaned and dry out the fumes from all of that cleaning solution used on the carpets and rugs and whatever item that needed that kind of cleaning, food trucks are the best pit stops to drop by. Some folks from Oklahoma and nearby states hop into Austin due to the positive word-of-mouth received from other foodies that have explored these food trucks. Beef briskets on a grill to go with the sizzling sausages topped off with the chicken fried steak. Brilliant way to spend the weekend on this side of the lone star state.

  • Night out!

Since barbecue is mentioned, the sensible way to follow up those gustatory delights is by having some drinks to follow. Snacks by the food trucks to be followed by drinks at the Bourbon Beale Street later? Yes, please. Best enjoyed with friends especially if you’re just about to try bourbon drinks for the first time. Other options are found at Rainey Street. An interesting bistro by the name of Alissa’s is found there. If you’d rather have it laid back, watering holes by Rainey Street provide an option for you to drink up and chill.

Learning to come to Austin based on these expectations help in approaching the city based on a laid-back vibe. Because the most underrated aspect of travel is the food and drinks. Either you embrace it along with the amazing scenery and eccentric atmosphere or you just skip to the tacos and barbecue joints. Have a sumptuous food trip ahead.

Everything you need to know about traveling to Spain

Posted on 27 March 2018 (0)

You might have some questions about traveling to Spain. Many people are going to Spain a lot because this is a great country for tourists. However, you need to make sure that you are getting all the information about Spain before you are actually visiting this country. The more you know about the country, the better you will understand the country and know if this is the country for you.

Lunch and dinner is served later than what you are used to

We are so used to lunch is between 12 pm and 2 pm, and dinner between 6 pm and 8 pm that it can be hard for people that are visiting Spain. This is because between 2 pm and 5 pm they have their siesta and then the shops are closed. This means that you will have a very late lunch and dinner.

Lunch will be from 2 pm if you are eating in your restaurant. And, dinner is starting from 9 pm. So, if you are used to normal dinner times, you might want to eat a late lunch as well.

Greeting everyone that you see in shops

Spain is a friendly country. Everyone is greeting everyone there. And, it is important that you know that you should greet back. They are finding it rude if tourists don’t greet back.

You can always make their day by greeting before they can greet you. There are different ways that they are greeting in Spain, and with a bit of research, you will know how to greet properly every time. You don’t need to greet everyone you see on the streets, except if they are greeting you first. Then, you should greet back.

You can expect some cold days as well

The one misconception about Spain is that it is warm throughout the year and that you don’t need to pack in warm clothes for colder days. However, there is a winter as well. And, even it might not be that cold than what you are used to, it will still require warm clothing.

So, don’t think that you will have a sunny and warm vacation when you are going to Spain during their winter time. You might get a nasty surprise.

Spain. So many people are visiting this great country. And for good reason. However, it is important that you are making sure that you know as much about this country as possible before you are traveling to Spain. This is the only way that you can make sure that you are going to have the best possible time there. And, this will also make it easier to decide that Spain is the next country that you want to visit.