Ireland’s Mountains Offer Stunning Vistas!

Ireland's Mountains Offer Stunning Vistas!

They may be famous throughout the world but the mountains of Ireland, whilst many, are of relatively low when levels compared to other ranges in the British Isles and Europe. As such they will not attract the serious climber who seeks out more demanding challenges in Austria, Switzerland, France, and Spain to name but a few other European countries. However, because of their lack of height, most ranges are eminently suitable for hiking for people of all ages and have some outstandingly superb trails which visitors can explore.

Despite their height from a scenic point of view, the mountains of Ireland have a lot to offer as most are on the coastal periphery of the island and provide stunning views of the Irish coast. The center of the island of Ireland is generally flat bogland, surrounded by mountain ranges many of which extend their tentacles to the coastlines of the country.

the Mourne Mountains

The most notable of these are the Mourne Mountains on the Northeast of the island, the Derryveagh Mountains in County Donegal and the Wicklow Mountains, just south of Dublin City, in the east of the country. The mountains and the Lakes of Killarney are, of course, probably the most famous in Ireland, being part of the Macgillycuddy Reeks in which Carrantuohill stands as the highest peak on the Island of Ireland at 3,409 feet.

the Slieve Bloom Mountains

The exception to the general flatlands of middle Ireland is the Slieve Bloom Mountains which straddle the counties … Read the rest ...

Chail – A Newfound Destination

Chail - A Newfound Destination

Chail is a tiny, little known hill station tucked away in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, approx. 49 km from Shimla. This petite little hill station is blessed with nature’s bounty and is the perfect place for nature lovers to soak in all that nature has to offer. The hill station is still in the early stages of tourism and as such the region is not very overcrowded and wears a fresh look, along with holding onto its old-world charm, which has increasingly become a rarity in today’s urbanized world. The lack of too much crowd makes Chail the perfect destination for people looking for an escape far away from the regular tourist hot spots.

Historical Attractions

This tiny little hill station along with having a spectacular natural beauty, which gets travelers spellbound, the region also has an interesting history behind its very establishment. During the British rule Maharaja Adhiraj Bhupinder Singh of Patiala was barred by Lord Kitchener from setting feet in Shimla, then the summer capital of British India. Furious at this insult in the hands of the British, Maharaja Adhiraj Bhupinder Singh vowed to build himself his very own summer resort according to his needs and requirements and thus, was born Chail, the summer capital of his highness Maharaja Adhiraj Bhupinder Singh of Patiala.

Remnants of the region’s glorious past are still reflected among the various royal buildings and monuments, a number of which have been transformed into Government organizations, educational institutions, and hotels among others.

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C’an Pastilla, Majorca Travel Guide

C'an Pastilla, Majorca Travel Guide

C’an Pastilla on the south coast of Majorca is a Majorcan favorite destination among British tourists. Located only 5 miles southeast of Palma, on Palma Bay, C’an Pastilla is a much calmer and more relaxed resort than its neighbors.

Beach attractions

Based on the ancient harbor, this resort has 3 nice beaches and an excellent marina. One beach is protected by the harbor, the second next to the marina and the third beach is an extension of the famous Playa de Palma which has exceptional beach facilities, lots of water sports, beachside cafes and bars. If you are looking for adrenaline then why not try paragliding, if not then you can enjoy scuba diving, windsurfing, and jet-skiing.

Palma de Mallorca

Take a trip to vibrant Palma where you will find museums, a Gothic Cathedral, Bellver Castle, Palma Aquarium, great shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars. It is best to spend a couple of days visiting Palma as there is so much to see and do. There is a great mini train that runs from C’an Pastilla to Palma or if you are feeling more energetic you can take a leisurely stroll along the promenade to the capital. Nearby Arenal has the best mini-golf course in Majorca and a great waterpark, Aqualand El Arenal which offers hours of fun for all the family, especially the kids. Other interesting places to visit include the coastal towns of Soller, Deya and Valldemosa, the town of Alcudia, the caves at Drach and Ham, and the … Read the rest ...

International Travel Guidelines

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL GUIDELINES

Because of how popular international travel is, many people have done it either for personal or business reasons. Even though it is slowly becoming increasingly rampant, there are still things that people worry about when it comes to this type of trip. One of them is the risk of accident or illness when away from home. The good news is that there are several insurance policies available that people can rely on if an event occurs.

It is important that when you choose the policy that is right for you, you choose a policy that is legal and respected. Most importantly, make sure that the specific international travel insurance company that you are interested in can cover your trip internationally.

You should also check whether the policy does include your bill for hospitalization, medication and even the amount you have to pay for your doctor. In addition, you also need to ensure that the policy will apply during your international travel. Coverage for emergency evacuation is also a necessity because this will be useful during incidents where you might fall ill and you are in another place far from home.

The need to be aware of the fact that some of these insurance policies will not cover some pre-existing conditions is important because it allows you to be better prepared and treat your current illness. In the same way, some insurance policies also do not cover expenses if something happens to you for doing something very dangerous.

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Extraordinary Thailand Travel Info For Your First Steps in Thailand

If you plan to travel to Southeast Asia, you should consider taking a trip to Thailand. Thailand is one of the most beautiful countries in Asia and there are millions of tourists who visit Thailand every year. This article will provide Thailand travel information to anyone interested in this charming country.

EXTRAORDINARY THAILAND TRAVEL INFO FOR YOUR FIRST STEPS IN THAILAND

First is the time of your visit. The most popular time to visit Thailand is between November and March. This is not only a pleasant temperature in the country, but also this period is the main season for festivals in Thailand. You will have fun participating in the Loi Krathong and New Year festivals.

However, if you come at the end of this period and stay longer until April 13-15, you will be able to experience extra fun with an extraordinary water festival, called Songkran in every part of the country. A little tip is that if you hope to enjoy the Songkran festival in Pattaya, you should stay a little longer because Songkran in Pattaya is only held for April 17-19 each year.

This period is also the peak tourist season of Thailand. As a result, if you want to avoid the crowds and expensive room rates, you should choose the least crowded months such as from April to June or September to October.

Although the rainy season is not a very pleasant time to visit this country, you should not neglect this season completely. The temperature is much cooler and there are fewer tourists and the landscape … Read the rest ...