Lake And Mountain Side Experiences In South Lake Tahoe California

Posted on 12 June 2018 (0)

Among the lakeside towns in the US, South Lake Tahoe should be on your list definitely. It is located in California and this side of the lake gets many people who love to have a good time. There is much to enjoy here such as parties fueled by booze and fun on the waters. Of course, if you are looking for a more pristine holiday experience you can get away from the crowd and book yourself a cruise of the Emerald Bay. The turquoise waters will help you unwind and so would the tree covered bay areas.

Tahoe is known to offer you laid back days in the sun as well as vibrant nightlife if you want it. Golf clubs here help you enjoy a stay in style as well as help you practice your game during the summer evenings; if you are here in the winter you can put up at Squaw Valley or Northstar. These places are also known to offer courses. The ski trails become trails for mountain biking in the summer months. You could also explore the thrill of ziplining.  An old college buddy, Brandon Johnson, who owns a roofing company in Charlotte is a pure adrenaline junkie.  He loves ziplining and says this is one of the best spots in the US to visit.

Heavenly Mountain Resort is a great place to visit, whether in summer or winter. It is known as a ski resort which has skiing and snowboarding facilities, but the resort also offers the respite of the lake and mountains during the summer months.

Visit Van Sickle Bi state park that is known for hiking as well as horse riding. You will be crossing the border between two states, Nevada and California here. There are several equestrian and hiking trails to discover here as well as historic buildings to explore.

Beaches, lakes, mountains – what more could you ask for? The El Dorado beach is a wonderful destination here where the beach side of the lake offers different summer activities.

Stop by Montbleu which is an upscale hotel here. With dining, spa and pool activities, the rooms and suites are known for their mountain or lake views as well as live music entertainment that is provided in the evenings.

Lake Tahoe historical society is a must visit here, which is a storehouse of local historic exhibits and has a bookstore. It also features a toll house of the 19th century that is a must see.

Danli: Explore the Best of the Small Town

Posted on 04 October 2019 (0)

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Danli is a small town of Honduras and attracts very less tourists. However, I decided to visit the town on a weekend to find the best things to do spend some time here. Apart from offering you a respite from the city life, the towns are few things that you tourists can take part in and check out. Let’s take a look at them.

Museo Municipal

To soak in the small-town atmosphere, I visited Museo Municipal. This is a colonial building which dates back to 1857 adjoining the city building. Take a quick look through this. It showcases the history of tobacco and the other regional industries. I also came across some pre-Columbian artifacts and knick-knacks belonging to the colonial period.

Enjoy the Festival Nacional del Maiz

If you are visiting during the time of corn harvest, you will be able to enjoy the corn festival. This goes on for a whole week. There are pageants, feasting, and parades included in the festival. Tables are set-up around the town. We were served with tamales and grilled corn. The best thing about these dishes is that they are sold at a base price. The festival is held at the end of August.

Take a Tour of the Cigar Factories

Danli is the place if the cigar is the only thing on your mind while visiting Honduras. There are several factories spread around the town. You pre-arrange for a tour. The people working in the factory are friendly and showed me around. However, you will not be able to buy cigars from these factories. In case you want to buy, you have to visit the factory outlet. The town produces some of the best cigars in the country. You do not have to pay any money for getting entry into the factory.

Port Said – An Egyptian Port Town by the Suez Canal

Posted on 02 July 2019 (0)

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Port Said was on my list when I traveled to Egypt. This city lies in the north of the Suez Canal by the Mediterranean Sea.  There were several old world landmarks here that I enjoyed exploring. Today the modern city is a trading hub with a cosmopolitan culture.

 

  • Architectural Sites

 

There are several such sites to explore here. I stopped by the Suez Canal authority building which has Islamic style architecture with green domes. You will also visit an iconic lighthouse here that was constructed way back in 1869. Called the Port Said lighthouse, it is an important tourist landmark and a unique architecture site as well.

 

  • Museums and More

 

Port Said has a military museum as well which houses several historic artifacts and showcases the military history of the region. You can also come by to visit the Museum of Modern Art here. I took a ride to this place to view the contemporary and modern art exhibits that are housed here. Ferdinand de Lesseps monument is a place to check out here as well.

 

  • Resorts and Eateries

 

I stopped by Ganat Al Noras resort here which is popular among tourists here. Among the local eateries where I stopped by, I enjoyed the café ambiance of Central Perk as well as the scrumptious croissants and Egyptian desserts at Lord Patisserie. El Borg is popular among families here with a menu of grilled food for all to enjoy.

Amongst hotels, I found a lot of choices. With the city, there are several hotels as well as apartments that people can choose from. These are Port Said hotel and apartment, Aracan Port Said which are close to the city center. To stay by the beach Noras Beach hotel is a good choice besides others.

With unique sights and experiences, I would recommend that you plan a day or two in this city when you are out for an Egypt tour.

Bologna: What to Do and Where to Go?

Posted on 07 April 2019 (0)

Bologna might not be as popular as Venice or Florence but is definitely an exciting place to spend your vacation. The best part of this city is that it is highly affordable. You will feel warm that the city has to offer all throughout your stay. If you are visiting Bologna for the first time, there are a few things that you need to do.

Piazza Maggiore

This is at the heart of the city and is a significant historical place. There many buildings in here that are crucial to the history of the state like Basilica di San Petronio, the Palazzo del Podesta, and many more. Towards the northwestern part, I found Piazza del Nettuno where there is the Fountain of Neptune. Visit different basilicas and palaces. Marvel at the perfect architecture.

The Leaning Towers

Yes, the popular tower of Pisa isn’t the only leaning tower. You will find a pair in Bologna, too. There are many towers in the city but the ones standing in Piazza di Porta Ravegnana is a legendary one. Garisenda and Asinelli are the 2 tall towers which stand next to each other. These have been named after the two most important families of Italy. I climbed up to the tower to enjoy the magnificent view it has to offer.

San Petronio

This is the tenth largest church in the world. The gothic design of the church looks spectacular. The incomplete front façade and the large size make it popular among the visitors. The inside of the church has a unique design. The brick columns have decoration. What grabbed my attention was the main altar. It is stunning to look at.

Archiginnasio

This is a stunning structure of the city. Housing the Anatomical Theatre, this piece of architecture is amazing in its own way. Made out of wood, it has statues of popular medical practitioners.

Quito – The Coolest Capital Of South America

Posted on 09 October 2018 (0)

This coolest city has everything that a traveler needs and also the residents enjoy being here. The street art scene, the mouth-watering food, and the view of mountains with rich history have made the city the hot destination for travelers. There are many things one can experience as the city has so much to offer.

  • Street food & street art

If you are in Quito, gear up to feast on some lip smacking dishes such as Crisp Pork Hornado, Fried Empanadas, Tripe Stew and much more. The food stalls have been setup with new kiosks with comfortable seats for people to explore multiple dishes in a relaxed atmosphere. The best part about these stalls is they are not too expensive. The city attracts many art lovers as the street art is one of the greatest sights for them. The bright and colorful murals painted by renowned street artists are indeed worth a glance. Some of the famous artists include Apitatán and Mo Vasquez.

 

  • The scenery

Quito has breathtaking locations that no other city in the world can offer. It is located 2,050 high in Andean Foothills and on the border of 6 volcanoes. Many visitors take the TeleferiQo cable car which takes you onto the slopes of Pichincha volcano. The ride starts from city center to Cruz Loma situated only under 4000 m on the edge of the volcano. One can experience the best scenic beauty over a cup of hot coffee or go hiking. Pichincha Volcano is an ideal place for those who love hiking.

  • Indulge in chocolates

The city is known for chocolates, especially rich dark chocolates. Pacari is the famous exports and the chocolate has won several awards across the world. You can taste it for free when you visit Pacari as they offer free tastings on every Thursday. In addition to the history of chocolate making and tasting, you will also get to taste lemongrass.

Lisbon, Portugal: Must See Attractions For Everyone

Posted on 09 July 2018 (0)

Lisbon has several things to offer you. It provides best sights for eyes that give comfort and serenity to the eyes. Some of the iconic places to visit are as follows:

Castelo De São Jorge: The landmark visible from any part of the city

The castle has the quality that it can be accessed from any part of the city. The oldest portions of the castle’s structure take it back to the Roman times when the Moors and Visigoths stay in the palace.

Miradouro De Sao Pedro De AlcantaraBeautiful vintage point of the city

This spot is located in Bairro Alto nearby Jardim António Nobre and also known as beautiful point. If you like to take a walk or a ride on a bike than it would be the splendid experience for you.

Museu São Roque and Sacred Art Museum: Watch the stunning church of the city

This place lets you seek the view of the church and museum at a time. If you see from outside, you might not find it attractive but from inside it forms the most attractive and stunning view. This church was designed by Filippo Terzi, who has designed many known places of Portugal successfully.

Jerónimos Monastery: The best example of Gothic architecture

It is the monastery, which was built because of military order by Saint Jerome. The construction of the monastery took by orders from King Manuel I which is nearby the site of church Santa Maria de Belém which was built in the fifth century.

Padrão Dos Descobrimentos: The monument facing the river

If you cannot see this monument on river’s edge, then we would like to inform you that it is dedicated long back to 15 century and 16 century when it was the age of Discovery. During this point the ships start sailing off to the places such as India and many more.   Make sure to put Lisbon on your bucket list and experience a place rich in history and culture.