Live In The Lap Of The Himalayas In Kathmandu

Kathmandu Valley HikingThe birthplace of Buddha, the soil to Mount Everest, the sons and daughters of warrior Gurkhas, where Chhurpi- A rock solid cheese with a smoky point is a time pass snack and the country that came to the headlines when a 2015 earthquake demolished, destroyed buildings, houses and killed more than 9000

Welcome to the land of Nepal. The simply beautiful country with scenic environments and setups where the Himalayas laid the background for that perfect traveler snap. Spread over an area of 147,181 km2. Nepal is a landlocked country with Kathmandu as its capital among the seven capitals and 77 districts for administration and is bordering India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Tibet, which is an autonomous province of China.

The biggest cosmopolitan city aka the city of temples or Kantipur traditionally is a box full of varieties where you can experience the new modern technologies mingling with the arts of ancient times, long traditions and culture and is topped off with the breathtaking natural resources and exotic settings. 723 AD was the year when this city came into existence under King Gunakama Dev.

Places to Visit

 

  • Boudhanath

 

Among the strings if Buddhist people and traditions, lies the UNESCO declared world heritage site, a thirty six meter stupa that house forty five monasteries in its compound.

 

  • Durbar Square

 

The Durbar square is situated around the Kathmandu Valley. The Durbar Square has palaces and temples of Olden times and plays a driving role in the cultural as well as the religious beliefs of the Nepalese.

 

  • Kasthamandap

 

The source which gave rise to the name of Kathmandu that is believed to be built by a single unit of a tree log under Laxmi Halla, is situated near the temple of Kumar which in turn is located close to Hanuman Dhoka.

 

  • Pashupatinath

 

A very famous name I seem to have heard, but never realized it was being in Kathmandu Valley anytime up until now. It is a Shiva temple that is a Hindu pilgrimage and runs 5kms east to that from the central Kathmandu.

Kathmandu might be somewhat dusty and polluted than the other parts or country, but I assure you, it’s better than the clogging dirty and toxic streets of Delhi, India.

Transportation and visa

The country is very cheap to travel and the visas are super economical. The transportation system here mainly depends on city buses and private vehicles or even your legs.

Another benefit that an Indian has over other tourists from different countries is that there is no visa requirement to visit Nepal and you can even become a Nepali citizen without any compulsions or restrictions on you.

Kuala Lumpur Never Gets Old For A Holiday

visiting Kuala LumpurKuala Lumpur is the ultimate destination for travelers and shopaholic person; it is also known as cleanest city after Singapore. It is widely recognized for numerous landmark, including Petronas Twin Towers i.e. world’s tallest twin skyscraper.

How to reach?

Kuala Lumpur is a capital of Malaysia, and as well as its largest city in Malaysia. It is counted as a metropolitan region in Southeast Asia in both population and economic development. So how to reach Kuala Lumpur?  We believe that, taking flight is a best option for travelers to reach in short times both domestic and international flights operate regularly. In case you are a surrounding Beauty lover too, then prefer traveling through buses and train. In train and bus you can enjoy various cities and villages that come in between, it will be like the cherry on a cake.

Places to visit

Kuala Lumpur has so many exciting places which we explored. It has a boasting gleaming skyscraper, Colonial architecture, charming locals, natural attractions, Shopping malls, etc. never ending list to visit. Check out below some place one should definitely visit at Kuala Lumpur:

  • Petronas Tower

The Petronas twin Tower is an iconic view in Kuala Lumpur, this twin tower are must be visited as it they had retain the fame until 2004. We could not stop but stare at the mighty structure throughout.

 

  • Menara KL Tower

 

The recognized fifth tallest structures in the world, the Menara Kl is a crucial landmark of human creations and architecture and gives pretty awesome and vivid views and definitely stands no mark lower than that of the Personas tower which is also in Kuala Lumpur

  • Chinatown

It is a very well known place that is usually on list of all the people who happen to visit around. The place is beautifully in the depths of waves of culture in the oriental form and the heritage in all colors which makes up for the key factors for being the top popular places in the country of Malaysia.

  • Sultan Abdul Samad Building

This building remains to be the known building for its Moorish way for built that tends to be the oldest of its type and was basically used by the colonial government of the British as a secretariat house.

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Jalan Alor, Aquarium KLCC, Central Market, Perdana Botanical Garden, etc. are to be listed on must visit list in Kuala Lumpur. We saw the world’s best shopping malls in the city and if you are a shopaholic person, then you will be amazed with their styles and collection.

Accommodation

Kuala Lumpur has a wide range of hotels available from style and preference as we had expected, boasting spacious guest rooms with impressive city views and Quality facilities for a truly enjoyable stay Experience. Stay facilities are present in Kuala Lumpur i.e. they are never too far from city and tourist areas.

Give Your Vacation A Twist In Taipei

amazing places to visit in TaipeiTaipei is not just famous for its tall buildings and for being a business hub. Our experience with the jewel of the Far East was certainly much more than that. There are a lot of places around the city that promises intrigue and let us take you through each one of them to show why Taipei must be your next vacation destination.

Sightseeing in Taipei

  • The Tamsui Street

As soon as we heard the word, ‘culinary treat’ from the guide, we made a dash for this street. It is famous for preserved egg, fish crackers and bean curd. Once you are here, you will see an abundance of fish stalls. Apart from the voracious number of food outlets, there are also plenty of boutique and antique shops which spell history.

  • Wulai Street

If you are tired of the eggs and fish crackers, then we recommend you head over this street for sausages. The stalls in this street usually have a long line of customers looking to satisfy their craving needs for the best sausages in the country. If you want to visit, a place to interact with the locals and live the best of their culture, then this is the place for you.

  • The Waterfront at San – Ying

This is located opposite the Ceramics Museum and is filled with more than 1000 colorful windmills. This gallery is an amazing escapade from the hustle and bustle of the city. We attended a lot of workshops to which happen to be regular at this place, most common being, art and craft workshops.

How to reach Taipei?

Taipei being the capital city of Taiwan is a major business hub for businesses in the far – east and Asia. As a result, it is well – connected by flights such as Emirates and the China Airlines.

Accommodations

We do not recommend going for high end hotels if you are more of an explorer than someone who will chill, since there are so many things to see around the city, there will hardly be time to rest.

Vacation With The Glitz And Glams In Largest City Of China

things to do in ShanghaiBeing the second most populous city that has 24 million documented people in 2017 and also the largest city in China is the famous Shanghai.

Lately this metropolis has been stepping up increasingly as a popularized spot around the world. We could feel the vibe the moment we entered the city. The city, which is settled in the areas near the Yangtze river banks, is also the major hub for economy, finance and trade in Eastern China. We, being from another culture did not get lost among the crowd here. This city has something for everyone and it is this cultural composition which made us stay here for a longer time. One will never stop gazing the city skyline while sipping to China’s best drinks. Do not stray away from exploring every nook and corner of the city and make your stay in the city memorable, just like ours.  

Places to visit

  • M50
  • Yuyuan gardens and bazaar
  • The Bund
  • Jing’an temple
  • Tower of Shangai
  • Tianzifang
  • Jade Buddha temple
  • Natural history museum.

Best times to visit

Since the climate and temperatures around the winter months drops significantly and the wind gets chilly, the tourists and travelers are recommended to come here in seasons that have somewhat clear and bearable as it would be hundred times better than visiting freezing cold towns.  A friend, Luke, owner of hemplifetoday.com, loves the warm weather in Florida and suggests to definitely NOT visit when it’s cold or else you will be miserable and your travel experience will be lackluster to say the least. The amazing scenery around the months of March up until November wherein it would be a wise plan to stay away around the months of July, August and the initial weeks of October and May as it can save you from excessive crowd, temperature and storms.

Shanghai being one of the major cities of the world is incredible easy to access as it is well connected via flights from major cities across the world. Grab your tickets today.

Prague is The City Of Thousand Spires

Just give a glance at 1100 years skyline and you will come across beautiful churches and old towers and they altogether from Prague city. The city is a European gem with examples like Art, Renaissance, gothic style and lots more. Must visit places of Prague include:

Prague Castle: The home of Bohemia’s kings

It is the residence of President of Czech Republic. It is one of the most attractive places for tourists. It was built as the four walled fortress during 970 A.D. This castle has changed in architectural style in the last 100 years.

Charles BridgeOne of the old bridges of the European continent

Prague is home to the oldest bridges of Europe. It has several unique points which stretch into 520 meters. The bridge was constructed in 1357.  The bridge comprises of several old statues and the most known amongst those monuments is the monument of Emperor Charles IV.

The Clementinum and the National Library: The collection of history

The Clementinum has a vast collection of buildings located in Europe. It is also the place of the National Library for the people of the Czech Republic. In addition to this, it also includes Baroque buildings. The library then turned as property of the Jesuits and later became public library

The Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock: The old town with historical value

Prague has Tyn Church as well as Clementinum, with so many old churches with old architecture moving back to the 11th century. The other highlighting things include Gothic doorway which has an interior with the immensity of the art work.

St. Vitus Cathedral: The largest church of Czech Republic

There is a Roman Catholic Church named St. Vitus Cathedral that has a seat of the Archbishop. This church is also the tomb of saints and Bohemian kings. The church’s building is made of precious stones, jewels, stained glasses etc.

Buenos Aires – The Paris Of South America

Buenos Aires is the capital city of Argentina. And popular among Americans by the name “The Paris of South America”, and this is because of its nightlife, endless cafes, delicious food, nightclubs and European architect. The city has plenty of sites to watch with amazing steaks, greens, wine and many more happenings. And don’t forget about the shopping, the city is full of markets and weekend ferries.

So, if you are planning a vacation in Buenos Aires this summer, then this is your to do list.

  • Recoleta Cemetery

This is not just like any other cemetery. But, it is the resting place of rich, powerful and famous people of Argentina. This place is so amazing that you can wander here for hours between a maze of the family graves. The most “popular” site of Recoleta Cemetery is the tomb of first lady Eva Perón. You can also spend some time here and pay some respect, take pictures, see some haunted place and start for your next destination.

  • Tigre

At Tigre you can explore the delta and have some fresh air. The place is close to the city, yet untouched by city lifestyle.  You can enjoy here the water ride, you can rent Kayaks, or get a ferry or you can simply go for the boat ride, with some soft music. The best day to visit this place is Sunday.

  • Milonga

Tango is the child of Buenos Aires, so when you are at the place, learn some step from professionals and for this Milonga is the best place. This is a place where people assemble to dance tango, and in the city, there are numbers of Milonga present depending on the day of the week. On Sunday night, you can see ‘milonga’ in San Telmo Plaza Dorrego. Here people do tango in the street.

  • Palermo

Argentina is popular for its horsemanship. So, when you at the place, why to miss it, you can watch a race or polo matches here, if you are in the city between September and November. After watching a couple of races, you would know why Argentina is famous for polo at the Campo Argentino de Polo.

Newport’s Historic And Natural Attractions

Newport located in Newport county of Rhode Island is a seaside destination. You will find the city, located to the south of Boston and by the Fall River. It is also known as a summer resort town which has several historic mansions located all over. The city is home to a naval station as well as Salve Regina university. The Naval War College and the Naval Undersea Warfare center are also located here which makes the city an important center for the US navy.

The city has a rich Colonial past which is reflected in the surviving buildings and architectural landmarks all over, mainly hailing from the 18th century. The original settlements here were formed at the Providence and Rhode Island plantations. There is a Jewish community here as a group of Jews originally came here to settle in 1658. The Touro Synagogue presents here forms one of the oldest synagogues of the country.  Newport is a top destination to visit in New England for sure!

If you wish to explore the city and know its unique heritage and history, stop by The Breakers. It is an opulent mansion that was home of the renowned Vanderbilts family. The palatial home has several gardens, ornate artwork and represents the architecture of the Gilded Age. It was the summer home of the family here, built in the late nineteenth century.

Fort Adams State Park is an outdoor public park area here. It was originally formed around a fort of the 19th century. There are folk and jazz music festivals held here during summer months as well as swimming and sailing activities. The park is known for its scenic views as well.

Marble House is a historic mansion, built in the Beaux Arts style that showcases opulence of the older times. It was also a summer home of the Vanderbilts and is now retained as a historic museum.

To enjoy the shorelines of the city take a walk by the Newport Cliff Walk. This is one of the top attractions here which is a 3.5 mile public walkway that is located by the shoreline. It would also take you to Beavertail lighthouse that is a 45 foot historic structure.

International Tennis Hall of Fame is a historic sports club here that held the first US championship and has exhibits, courts and seasonal tours on offer.

Newcastle is a beautiful urban port city with MUCH culture to experience !!!

If you’re wondering where in England you can find the best nightlife, head north east. Newcastle is a urban port city that sports versatile culture, business and art. It is also a prime center for the Geordie culture and heritage. Like many other cities in England, Newcastle has an extensive history that dates back to the 18th century.

Sightseeing in Newcastle

Head over to the River Tyne for a romantic stroll next to the flowing river. From May to November, the River Tyne is also a popular spot for city walks. Across the river is the famous Tyne Bridge. Other well-known bridges in the city include the High Level Bridge and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

Several remains of historical sites also make a popular tourist attraction for those who love to learn about the past. Remains of the Castle Keep, Hadrian’s Wall, and the Roman fort at Segedunum are names that are famous in the city of Newcastle.

Grainger Town is another historic area that offers picturesque views. The streets of this town are gorgeous and have been dubbed as one of the finest streets of England by BBC. In this small town lies the Grey’s Monument –a popular place for people-watching. 164 narrow steps lead to the top of the monument that gives viewers panoramic views of the Newcastle.

Since Newcastle is home to rich history, there are several museums and galleries in the city where you can learn more about the culture and heritage of Newcastle. The University Gallery, Great North Museum, Hatton Gallery, the Center of Life, the Biscuit Factory, the BALTIC center and the Shipley Art Gallery all offer unique exhibits and visiting just one won’t compensate for all.

Activities in Newcastle

As mentioned earlier, nightlife in Newcastle is the hallmark of the city. Along with clubs and bars, theater and music is also celebrated in the city. Newcastle hosts a couple of festivals every year as well in which the public can participate.  

Explore The Beauty Of Copenhagen By Visiting Here Just Once

Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark and it is located on the Zealand and Amager coastal islands. The city is connected to Malmo in southern Sweden, which again a wonderful place to visit by the Öresund Bridge. Indre By is the historic center of the city and it contains Frederiksstaden, which was the rococo district during 18th-century. Copenhagen has a huge historical, cultural and architectural importance and thus, witness tourists visit all round the year.

Some of the amusements of Copenhagen are

  • Tivoli Gardens

This is the top visited place in Copenhagen. Basically, it is an amusement park as well as a pleasure garden. This park is famous all over the world because of the reason that it is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world. It was opened on 15 August 1843 and it is operational from that time only.

  • The Little Mermaid

This is a bronze statue made by Edvard Eriksen and it depicts a mermaid. The wonderful and famous sculpture is displayed on a rock at the Langelinie promenade by the waterside. The height of sculpture is about 1.25 meters and its weight is 175 kilograms.

  • Amalienborg

Amalienborg is another attraction of Copenhagen. It is the home of the Danish royal family. Tourists come here to witness the world class architecture of Amalienborg. It consists of four palace façades that are identical and has rococo interiors around an octagonal courtyard.

  • Rosenborg Castle

It is a Renaissance castle, it was built originally as a country summerhouse in the year 1606 and is the live example of Christian IV’s

  • Nyhavn

It is the 17th-century waterfront, and it is the entertainment and canal district in Copenhagen

  • The Rundetaarn

This is a tower that belongs to 17th-century. It is also the architect of Christian IV and it was built as an astronomical observatory

  • Frederik’s Church

This is the church, which has the true aesthetic and it is popularly known as The Marble Church. This name has been given to it because of its rococo architecture. This is an Evangelical Lutheran

  • The NY Carlsberg Glyptotek

For people who love museums, this is a wonderful place. This is an art museum. The collection here is the personal collection of Carl Jacobsen.

If Ever in Switzerland, be sure to visit Lucerne

Among the different cities that you could choose to see in Switzerland, Lucerne will surely figure top of your list. It is known to be the capital of Lucerne district and is a populous town located in the center of Switzerland. It is known to be a center for culture, media, transportation and economics of the region. The city is located by Lake Lucerne, hence the name. Due to the river Reuss that outflows from this lake as well as the Rigi and Pilatus mounts of the Swiss Alps that can be seen here, Lucerne, not only has breathtaking scenes but also offers several landmark places to visit.

As per the history of the region the German Alemannic people inhabited this area whose religion and culture is still evident in the historic landmarks preserved around town. Among the several places to visit here, mount Pilatus is a common destination for tourists here. One can enjoy mountain climbing, sledding and hiking activities here as well as enjoy the mountainous scenery here.

Lake Lucerne is the next stop which is the fourth largest lake in this country. There are several bends and arms of the lake to discover and the scenes by the lake change as per the seasons during the year.  

Kapellbrucke is an iconic winding bridge here that is a must to discover by tourists here. The bridge is lined with 17th century art which line the roof of the grand stone water tower that stands by this wooden bridge.

Lion Monument is another place here to visit which has carvings made on a rock surface that is dedicated to the war heroes of the seventies.

Rigi is another popular mountain resort to visit. Known as a mountain massif, it is surrounded by water bodies like Lake Zug and Lake Lucerne.

These are some of the several places that you will enjoy visiting when you are in Lucerne.