Sunday, 22 September 2013

Why I Keep Coming Back to Boracay

Written by Kit Cruz

I am lucky to have personally experienced the beautiful Boracay beach in Boracay Island, Philippines

I am a travel buff who has a special love for the beach. The first time I heard about this little paradise was in an article in a travel magazine. I added it right away on my to-go list. Little did I know that I would actually fall head over heels for it the moment I stepped on its fine, white sand.

Everything about the island is exquisite; the sands, crystal clear waters, beach, and the resorts in Boracay . . . it is indeed a paradise, a haven.

White Sand in Boracay Beach - the Philippines
So, why do I keep coming back to Boracay?

Visitors to Boracay share a common roster of things that they like about the island. And if you have come here, you would automatically have answers to the above question. I have a lot of reasons for coming back, but the following are the top ones:

1. Powdery White Sand

This does not need a second telling, but it is actually the first and most lovable quality of Boracay.

Fine and powdery, the sands of Boracay feel like velvet to my feet. They are unlike those in other beaches whose sands are mixed with sharp, broken shells that can puncture the skin. 

Another description is that the sands feel like bath salts that exfoliate the skin. The sand just falls off the skin when you are dry.

Friday, 20 September 2013

The Best Places to Visit in London

Written by Abbas Hussain


London is a diverse and exciting city with so much to see and discover. Whilst visiting this amazing city you should of course visit the Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, various theatres, clubs and the like. There are many more places to visit which most tourists often miss. Here is a list of some of the best places you should never miss when in London.



Buckingham Palace
This is the home of the Queen of London. The palace is usually open to the public in the months of August and September when the queen is away at Balmorals in Scotland. Most visitors come to this place to watch the Ceremonial Changing of the Guard that takes place at 11:30 am all year round. Other attractions in the palace include the Royal Mews, where the glass royal wedding coach and the gold coronation coach are on display.
The Tower of London
This is actually a castle with more than a dozen towers. The tower is arguably the most famous tourist destination site where the prince Edward V and his younger brother were murdered. There are so many things to see at the tower. Some sights you should not miss are the Traitor’s Gate – where new prisoners passed if approaching by boat and the Tower of Green Scaffold – where seven people, amongst them two wives of Henry VII, were beheaded.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Good News to Tel-Aviv Tourists - FREE WiFi to Visitors of the City of Yafo

Yes, this is good news if your itinerary includes visiting Tel Aviv, municipality of Yafo in Israel. You will be able to continue your passion in writing while travelling in this ancient city. You can document your journey and communication with your friends, relatives and the world will be very easy, just like you're home.

Photo of the City of Tel Aviv courtesy of  Free Israel Photos
The municipality just launched a digital revolution as part of the city's over-all strategic plan to position Tel Aviv as the Startup city - a hub of innovation and creativity.

In conjunction with Tel Aviv Global & Tourism Administration, the municipality has completed the installation of 60 WiFi hotspots around the city which are allocated to the beach, entertainment centres and tourist attractions.  Twenty of the locations have been chosen by the residents of the city via the social media network.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Why I Visit Calamba Not for the Huge Claypot



Calamba is a city in the province of Laguna, known to many as the Resort Capital of the Philippines because of its hot spring resorts.  

This first class city is approximately 54 kilometres south of Manila and was declared as the regional centre of the CALABARZON. I am inviting you to pay a visit and spend a day or two to make your stay worthwhile.

Laguna Hot Spring Resort
  • House of national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal
  • Banga or the biggest "Claypot" 
  • St. John the Baptist Church
  • Hot spring resorts lined mostly along the Barangay Pansol and Barangay Bucal
Read the tips and recommendations that I have prepared. It will help you plan ahead and have a smooth journey. 

Monday, 16 September 2013

Independence Day Celebration in Abu Dhabi Revealed

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority is finalising an activities programme which will bring the emirate alive during the 42nd National Day weekend running November 28th–December 2nd this year.

Abu Dhabi’s stunning Corniche will burst with activity for the whole of the weekend with attractions and challenges for all – residents and visitors while women’s-only activities will run on Al Bateen Beach.

Additional celebrations are being planned for the emirate’s heritage heartland of Al Ain and its Al Gharbia Western Region with concerts and fireworks on the drawing board for Delma Island and Madinat Zayed.

“People can anticipate an action-packed weekend to satisfy the tastes of residents and visitors alike and which will undoubtedly make Abu Dhabi the place to be for the 42nd National Day. Visitors to the emirate will leave with lasting memories of celebrations which will have a distinctly traditional and Emirati flavour with most of the activities being free-to-attend.” explained Faisal Al Sheikh, director events bureau, TCA Abu Dhabi.

On the drawing board are two mega firework displays along Abu Dhabi Corniche running for ten minutes each at 20:00 on December 1st and 2nd.

“We anticipate those stakeholders with Corniche-focussed operations will be able to package around this and look forward to hearing their ideas,” added Al Sheikh.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Sault Ste. Marie: Agawa Canyon Adventure on the Train

Now that autumn season is fast approaching, planning a trip to Agawa Canyon in Sault-Ste.Marie for a whole day train adventure in the wilderness is the best advice I can give you.

The city of Sault Ste. Marie is located on the St. Marys River in Algoma District in Ontario, Canada.  The south side across the St. Marys River is the city of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan which is part of the United States of America. They are called the twin cities due to their same name.  



Though Sault Ste. Marie is famous not only on a particular season, I opt to explore the landscape that is so popular during the fall. The train roll its wheels from the train depot in downtown Sault Ste. Marie and started to move towards the northern side of the city as the journey to the wilderness begins.

Monday, 2 September 2013

5 Things to Do in Marseille

Written by Adrienne Erin


Travelling abroad opens the doors to many opportunities for travellers. Every location shows you something different - gives you a different sense of culture.  Marseille is one of the most colourful cities you can visit if you want to take in some culture - an eclectic mix of French and African spirit in a hilly, seaside city, it's a great place to get to know and love France.

Notre-Dame de la Garde

Translated, the name of this church literally means, "Our Lady of the Guard." Notre-Dame de la Garde was a Catholic church originally built in the 12th century, but eventually was abandoned.  In the hopes of being able to reuse the church, the original Notre-Dame de la Garde was rebuilt in the 15th century.

Photo Credit Adrienne Erin
While the church was a huge success, it failed to retain its structure due to a religious war ~ which ended in the demise of the Notre-Dame de la Garde.

In an effort to rebuild it in 1853, attempts were made to make it last for far longer. Carved from rock, this church has a lower church and an upper church decorated with mosaics, and it's not going anywhere soon. To give the church a more sentimental feeling, a bell tower was created and standing upon it is Madonna and Child. The pair, atop a tall tower in perhaps the highest vista in the city, seem like guardians, protecting the church and town from any threats.