Travel – The Ince Dis Sat, 29 Sep 2018 10:37:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 6 Top Tourist Attractions in Jamaica Sat, 29 Sep 2018 05:14:22 +0000

Jamaica boasts a treasure trove of natural jewels and a colorful African vibe. Golden beaches, emerald mountains, turquoise seas, cascades, coral reefs, rainforests, rivers, and mineral springs are just some of the island’s enviable assets. Not surprisingly nature lovers will find plenty of things to see and do, from hiking and birding in the jungle to horseback riding along the beach and diving colorful coral reefs. Jamaica is also renowned for its historic plantations where visitors can sample tropical fruits and tour the grand great houses.

Negril Beach

Also known as Seven Mile Beach, Negril Beach is one of Jamaica’s most beautiful stretches of white sand and aqua sea. The beach extends from Bloody Bay to Long Bay and the Negril Cliffs south of town. Tucked within groves of coconut palms, many resorts and restaurants fringe the shore here. Water sports abound, and snorkelers will find schools of fish swimming in the clear waters. Be prepared for persistent hawkers prowling the beach.

Doctor’s Cave Beach, Montego Bay

One of the best beaches in Montego Bay, Doctor’s Cave Beach is an alluring strip of white sand fringed by clear waters that helped shape the fate of Montego Bay. In the early 1920’s a famous British osteopath declared that the water had curative powers after swimming here, a claim which began to lure visitors from around the world. Hotels sprouted and the area became a popular tourist destination. The cave for which the beach is named was destroyed by a hurricane in 1932, but the beach is as popular as ever and is often crowded with cruise ship passengers.

Rose Hall Great House, Montego Bay

Built in 1770, Rose Hall is a restored plantation house with beautiful ocean views. Legendary Annie Palmer (the White Witch) ruled here with cruelty and met a violent death. Today her home is adorned with period furniture and visitors can choose between a day tour or a spooky candlelit evening tour topped off with tales of ghost sightings.


Surrounded by sugar estates and cattle land, Falmouth is one of the Caribbean’s best-preserved Georgian towns. Once a leading port, the town offers excellent examples of 19th-century Georgian architecture including a faithful restoration of the courthouse. Greenwood Great House is a major tourist attraction in the area. Built in 1790 by Richard Barrett, a relative of poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, the Great House is now a museum with period furniture and a rare collection of musical instruments and Wedgwood china.

Good Hope Estate, built in 1755, was an old-established coconut and sugar plantation. The well-preserved Great House contains period furniture, the first 18th century Caribbean hot water bath, old slave quarters, and the sugar mill with its waterwheel. Half Moon Beach is a peaceful crescent of sand with coral reefs just offshore. East of Falmouth is the Luminous Lagoon, named for its eerie marine phosphorescence.

Martha Brae River

Rafting the Martha Brae is one of Jamaica’s most popular tourist attractions. At Martha Brae Rafter’s Village guests can glide down a picturesque stretch of the river on bamboo rafts poled by local guides. This relaxing trip is a great way to soak up some of the tropical scenery and many guides will share information about the flora and fauna.


At the foot of the Blue Mountains, Jamaica’s busy capital city offers a cosmopolitan contrast to the island’s relaxed pace. Kingston can be intimidating, but visitors can view some of the town’s attractions on organized tours. The Bob Marley Museum, at the reggae superstar’s former home, is Kingston’s most-visited attraction and the site of the Tuff Gong recording studio. Highlights are Marley’s bedroom with his star-shaped guitar by the bed. Look for the bullet holes in the rear wall, evidence of an assassination attempt.

Tours will also take travellers to explore mansions like historic Devon House, as well as museums such as the National Gallery, and the Natural History Museum, Jamaica’s oldest museum, with preserved specimens of the island’s plants and animals. Also in town, the Institute of Jamaica’s museums cover a wide range of the country’s history from prehistoric to modern times, Hope Gardens is the largest botanical park in the West Indies, and National Heroes Park features statues of leading players of Jamaican history and independence. At the tip of the peninsula surrounding Kingston Harbour lies the community of Port Royal, the focus of British fortification in the late 17th century.

9 Essential Luggage-Safety Tips You should Know Sat, 29 Sep 2018 05:10:34 +0000

How do you stop your bags being stolen or be tampered with? From planning the right luggage to how to use it on the road, we share our top tips to help keep your belongings safe.

There are two parts to keeping your luggage safe: planning the right luggage before you go and then how to use it safely when you’re on the road.

As usual, the best advice is just to use your common sense, but read on for more tips we’ve gathered to keep you travelling safely!

  • Pack and Carry Your Own Bags
  • Understand Quarantine Laws
  • Get the Right Gear for Your Trip
  • Always Take Zip Ties for Your Luggage
  • Get the Right Travel Insurance for Your Trip
  • Be Prepared to Lose Stuff
  • Never, Ever Leave Your Bag Unattended
  • Keep Your Valuables With You
  • Secure Your Day-pack

Before You Go:

1. Pack and Carry Your Own Bags

Make sure that you are certain of its contents when you’re crossing borders, catching flights or passing through Customs. Don’t offer to carry anything for anyone else. This might seem like common sense, but there are many stories of unsuspecting travellers just trying to help out their new found travel companion who seemed like “such a good bloke” at the time. By all means make new friends on the road – but let them carry their own bags.

2. Understand Quarantine Laws

Everyone’s heard stories about drugs that were ‘planted’ in some unsuspecting traveller’s luggage. But you also need to be aware of quarantine laws and be sure you’re not importing illegal substances – which could be as innocent as fruit or wood carvings, or as sinister as the body parts of endangered animals. In some countries the penalties are much harsher than a verbal telling off – in a country like Australia for example, you could receive an on-the-spot fine of up to $AUD220, or for a serious offence, you could be prosecuted and face a fine of up to $AUD66,000 or 10 years imprisonment. Ouch.

3. Get the Right Gear for Your Trip

Really think about how much gear you need to take (trust us – less IS more!) and then consider how many bags you need for that. It is much easier to get around and keep an eye on one bag rather than two. Take a sturdy bag that’s not easily tampered with and keep it securely locked.

If you are travelling to the United States, make sure your luggage lock is in accordance with their specific baggage lock requirements – these can be opened by security officers using universal “master” keys so that your locks may not have to be cut.

4. Always Take Zip Ties for Your Luggage

Although these don’t replace a secure lock, sometimes they’re incredibly useful for making sure your bags aren’t tampered with in the short term. You can easily cut them off, but they prevent easy access for opportunists. Black or white ones are the most common, so mix it up a bit with some colours for extra identification.

If your bag appears on an airport carousel with the cable ties missing or the colour combination changed, don’t touch the bag, call a security officer over and tell them you think your bag’s been tampered with. You’ll be subjecting yourself to a thorough search, but if there’s any contraband planted in the bag you’ll have a good alibi.

5. Get the Right Travel Insurance for Your Trip

Many people take out travel insurance because they think that losing their luggage would be ‘the end of the world’. It’s nothing compared to a big-time medical emergency in a foreign country which is what you should really be covering your behind for. However, lost luggage is inconvenient for sure, and possibly expensive to replace everything. To ease the pain, make sure you get the right level of cover especially if you’re carrying expensive cameras and laptops or smart phones. Read the policy description all the way through, and check these valuable items will be fully covered.

6. Be Prepared to Lose Stuff

Good, light packing is an art form but the basic advice is not to pack anything which you couldn’t bear to part with, especially sentimental and valuable stuff. But sometimes with lost luggage, it’s the bag itself that you miss most… seasoned travelers can spend their lifetime searching for the ultimate backpack.

On the Road:

7. Never, Ever Leave Your Bag Unattended

At the beach, in a café, or even the airport lounge, always keep your luggage with you or have a trusted travelling companion mind it for you. Make sure your hotel room is secure and take advantage of hotel safes (as long as they are reliable!).

If you do leave your luggage in your room, make sure you lock up the zips etc. Although someone could steal the whole bag, the aim is to make it more difficult for any opportunistic thief – and trying to cut a lock off is quite difficult.

Thieves can act with extraordinary alacrity and your bag can vanish or have stuff selectively swiped from it in the blink of an eye. Always keep your valuables (especially passport and money) well hidden on your person, rather than in your luggage.

If you’re sitting in a café or restaurant, slip the strap of your bag around your chair leg or secure it to the table (see those zip-ties might come in handy here too!).

8. Keep Your Valuables With You

Can I tell you how many travel insurance claim stories I’ve read that say… “My bag was on the roof of the bus and when I got off, my camera was gone!” ?

Seriously folks. Go back and read Point 7 above. Never, ever leave your bag unattended.

But, but, but… what happens when you’ve got no choice; the roof of the chicken-bus is the only place big enough for that whopping 90 Litre backpack you’ve brought?

Take out anything and everything valuable and stuff it into your day-pack. Then use the zip ties or your locks to secure your main bag as best as you can, throw it up on top of the bus with all the rest and hope for the best. And finally, sit with your overfull daypack exploding onto your lap for the next 15 hours and don’t complain. Because after all, you paid attention to the big tip about luggage – never leave it unattended. And then maybe think about how you’re going to travel really light on that next trip…

9. Secure Your Day-pack

Don’t leave the zips undone or pockets flapping open – it’s too easy for pickpockets to steal your gear… or even more stupidly, for it to fall out on the pavement.

In   crowded areas like markets or train stations, it’s wise to wear your day pack on the front – you might look a bit uncool hugging your bag, but at least it’s not exposed to the world. People often think that they could tell if someone was reaching inside their bag, but this isn’t always the case; it’s another all-too-familiar claim story.

Handbags should be worn across the body with the strap diagonally over one shoulder. Don’t let your bag hang loose off your shoulder as this makes it an easy target for a snatch-and-run thief.

7 Mistakes Every First-time Air Traveller Makes Sat, 29 Sep 2018 05:07:14 +0000

Congratulations, you’ve booked your first flight! Pat yourself on the back, because there are only a few more steps between you and a seamless flying experience. If you’re like most people, exploring something new—like the cabin of an aeroplane—can be daunting. While not every first-time traveller will mistake the emergency exit for the bathroom, there are some common errors that newbie travellers frequently make. Luckily, once you know what those mistakes are, they are easy to avoid.

Forgetting to Book a Specific Seat

If you prefer aisles or windows to middle seats with limited recline, be sure to choose your seat early. If you forget, or you didn’t get the option to choose a seat when you purchased your ticket, log onto the airline’s website as soon as possible. Then use Seat Guru’s seat maps to help you choose a seat that will work for you. Don’t see a spot you love? Sign up with the website ExpertFlyer, which can alert you when your seat of choice frees up and you can hop online and book it.

Assuming Your Carry-on Is the Right Size

Domestic and international travel each have a different set of rules when it comes to carry-on bag sizes. Before you head to the airport with your carefully packed bag, make sure your tote qualifies as a carry-on and check your airline’s size restrictions before you leave home.

Packing Large Liquids in a Carry-on

If you’re not checking a bag, remember that carry-on liquids, gels, and aerosols have to be 3.4 fluid ounces or less and fit in a clear, quart-size bag. Head to to find mini TSA-approved versions of more than 60 brands.

Forgetting to Check your Passport Expiration

There is nothing quite like the panic that comes from booking a spontaneous vacation and realizing your passport is expired—or not realizing that you and your child need a passport to visit Canada or Mexico. Adding to the challenge is that some countries won’t allow you to visit within six months of your passport’s expiration date in case you take an extra-long vacation and they want to make sure you have a valid passport to travel back to the United States. In short, it never hurts to check your passport’s expiration date and, if necessary, renew it before your next big trip.  Also, don’t forget that State ID may not be valid for travel per TSA rules.

Getting Lost When You’re On a Tight Schedule

First of all, with the right attitude, getting lost while you travel can be fun. A wrong turn can lead you to a new beach, a new restaurant, or a neighborhood you otherwise would never have discovered. However, if getting lost stresses you out or you have an appointment to keep, don’t forget to pack maps, pick up your hotel’s business card so you have their address readily available to hand to cab drivers, and set a reminder that you can use Google Maps offline. When you have access to Wi-Fi, map your route and either screenshot a map, or download to Google Maps’ offline mode, which allows you to use the map but not the data.  Speaking of phones…

Disregarding Your Phone Plan

Before you head out of the country, hop online or call your service provider to buy data roaming and international calling plan. If you do not want to use your phone while traveling abroad, shut off the data roaming on your phone or risk a hefty phone bill. Download travel apps before your trip and use them when you’re on the hotel’s Wi-Fi.

Exchanging Too Much Money Before You Travel

It’s a good idea to have some of the local currency on hand when you land, but don’t overdo it. Too much cash invites disaster if it’s stolen or lost. Figure out your budget and grab some cash at your bank or an airport ATM. If you do run out of cash, it’s easy to pick up more cash at a local bank or ATM in most countries.

Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Cuba Sat, 29 Sep 2018 05:03:21 +0000

Soak up the rich history, culture and beautiful beaches of this Caribbean paradise with our guide to the must-visit attractions of Cuba.

1. Trinidad, Cuba

Founded in 1514 by Diego Velaquez, Trinidad was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988. During the 17th and 18th centuries, the city was a wealthy slave-trading centre and hub of sugar production and its wealthy landowners and merchants erected fine homes and mansions. The cobblestone streets lined with pastel coloured houses have barely changed since the colonial era; Trinidad feels like an attraction that time has passed by. Unlike most cities in Cuba, Trinidad sits on a hill and is cooled by near-constant breezes.

2. Zapata Peninsula, Cuba

Protected within a huge biosphere reserve, Cuba’s Zapata Peninsula is covered in swampland and forests teeming with wildlife. The coast, in turn, is lined with sandy beaches and coral reef, attracting scuba divers. Much of the population here works as carboneros, eking out a living making charcoal. The area is known for Bahia de Cochinos, site of the Bay of Pigs Invasion. Known locally as “La Victoria,” the event is commemorated in two museums.

3. Valle de Vinales, Cuba

The pine-clad mountains that begin a short distance west of Havana and run through northern Pinar del Rio province are a nature lover’s paradise of protected national parks sheltering endangered animals. The mountains grow more rugged westward, where dramatic rock formations called mogotes tower over lush valleys where tobacco plants thrive in the rich red soils and gentle climate. Centred on a village that itself is a National Historic Monument, the Valle de Vinales is rural Cuba at its most quintessential. Huge caverns beneath the mogotes provide a realm of possibilities for spelunkers.

4. Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba

With almost 1,000 buildings of historic importance, this intimate quarter is perhaps the largest and most complete colonial complex in the Americas. Like a peopled “museum” full of animated street life, Old Havana boasts an astonishing wealth of castles, cathedrals, convents, palaces, and other important buildings spanning five centuries. An ongoing restoration program, now in its third decade, has transformed the finest structures into museums, hotels, restaurants, boutiques and trendy bars. Easily walkable, the cobbled plazas and the narrow, shaded streets of Habana Vieja exude colonial charm.

5. The Modern City, Havana, Cuba

Beyond Habana Vieja, Cuba’s lively, colourful metropolis of two million people is a major attraction for its architecturally significant districts in various stages of dilapidation. Radiating inland from the harbour and coastline like a Spanish fan, Havana emerges from compact 19th-century barrios into more spacious 20th-century municipios and post-Revolutionary working class suburbs. Functional apartment blocks give way to once-noble, upper-class districts full of Beaux Arts, Art Decor, and Modernist mansions, while concrete office blocks, government buildings and hotels from the 1950’s lend the city a retro feel.

Best and Famous Places in America to Visit and Travel Sat, 29 Sep 2018 04:58:04 +0000

The United States of America is the land of enchanting beauty. Filled with eye captivating landscapes, this land attracts millions of tourists to its various vacation spots each year. The entire country consists of a sum of fifty-two states, which have diversified land-forms, from islands to forests and the big urban states there are tons of places that are worth visiting with breathtaking views

1. San Deigo

This beautiful city is located on the coasts of Pacific Ocean and located in the state of California. It is famous for its amazing beaches. It is the ninth most famous & best American place to visit. Other than that there are several recreational places built for tourism like San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego, Balboa national park, etc. San Diego receives about 32 million visitors annually. Bays of San Diego are also famous for sight-seeing of Grey whales and sports fishing.

2. New York City

New York is the fourth most populous city in America. Major attractions of this city are New York times square, Status of Liberty, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center and Brooklyn Bridge among many other. The whole year, round the clock this city remains the hub of tourism in the whole Manhattan state. This city is also a global trade center of the country.

3. Honolulu

It is situated in the state of Hawaii; the beach front is marked by the Diamond Head where there are some skylines and resorts for the tourists. Due to its warm climate and sunny weather, the beach is perfect to spend the vacation. This beach is ideal for surfing. Therefore, some surfers hit the shores of Honolulu throughout the year.

4. Washington Dc

Washington, District of Columbia is not only the Capital of America but also a great attraction for tourists. It is considered as sixth most famous American place to visit. This city represents the heights of sophistication by its Architecture. Lincoln Memorial in Washington alone receives about six million visitors annually. Whereas the White House is the second most famous architecture in the whole US.

Best Travel Destinations for Fall Season Sat, 29 Sep 2018 04:54:51 +0000

As you all know, fall season means shoulder season simultaneously. So what we can do  to use best price opportunity of the all travel companies give to see best fall scene of the world. Let’s dig together and find some fall travel options and events together!

Grizzly viewing in British Columbia, Canada

You will absolutely visit British Colombia and Alaska in fall season, you will admire of the beauty of the leaves and think this must be secret place of the world. You won’t be able to see in the other times except fall season grizzly bear. Because they are shy and hiding from people. But autumn season you can even say hi to this cute bears. Grizzly bear viewing season starting with late August from early October.  You don’t miss the chance we are already in the October! You can use the Bear Camps they opened until 1950’s.

“Bear Camp is a rare place in today’s world where people and bears can live harmoniously,” says Brian McCutcheon to ROAM Adventure Company.

Caribbean Breeze in the Shoulder Season

If you will get a chance to explore beauty of the Caribbean in the shoulder season you might be boring the other islands look. Because Caribbean offers to you daydreaming fall holiday. In fall times, Caribbean less crowded from other seasons except Thanksgiving holiday. I think Caribbean a spot that shoulder season ‘s behave generously. Because you will stay at the hotel $45 lower prices. Don’t be surprised. You will get a high chance to catching hurricane season except Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao island. They have little probability to affected from hurricane hit.

Enjoy The Colored Leaf’s Beauty of the Everywhere in Northern Hemisphere

We always welcomes beautiful leafs affected by fall’s coming and covered with World’s beautiful colours like golden, scarlet and russet colours. You will able to great coloured leafs almost everywhere you visited in Northern Hemisphere. But best destination of leaf viewing are Japan and New England. Or you can chose Douro Valley in northern Portugal, also you can taste local Port.

Best Places to Visit in Italy Sat, 29 Sep 2018 04:51:11 +0000

Located in Southern Europe, this boot-shaped country is one of the world’s most popular travel destinations for a number of reasons that include art treasures, trendy fashion, stunning landscapes, passionate people and top-class cuisine. Italy offers so much to see and do that it would take a lifetime to explore. An overview of the best places to visit in Italy:

1. Naples

One of the busiest metropolitan cities in the country, Naples is the capital of the Campania region in Southern Italy. The city of Naples offers a treasure trove of art works and historic sites as well as a vibrant atmosphere of shops, restaurants and nightlife venues. Many favorite Italian foods originated from here such as pizza, spaghetti and parmigiana. These dishes are taken seriously in Naples and usually feature fresh, locally grown ingredients. As it is nearby famous sites like the Bay of Naples and Pompeii, Naples presents an ideal base to stay while exploring the area.

2. Italian Lake District

The Italian Lake District stretches across Northern Italy. The southern ends of most of the lakes are relatively flat but the northern ends are mountainous as the lakes reach deep into the Alps. Popular with tourists for over 100 years, the Italian Lakes combine good weather with attractive scenery. Garda is the largest lake, and offers stunning scenery, especially in its mountainous northern stretches. Como is equally stunning, with forested slopes rising directly from the water’s edge. Further west, Maggiore is less popular yet just as beautiful, with several popular family resorts.

3. Sicily

The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is an autonomous region of Italy that also includes several smaller isles. It is separated from the mainland region of Calabria by the 5 km (2 miles) Straits of Messina. Home to every great Mediterranean civilization, Sicily is rich in art and history; from Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples to Palermo’s Baroque churches. The island’s most striking geological feature is Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest active volcano.

4. Cinque Terre

Meaning “Five Lands,” Cinque Terre comprises the five villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Monterosso and Corniglia. Located in Italy’s northwestern coastal region of Liguria, the villages of Cinque Terre feature some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes that include steep cliff sides and wine terraces dating back to hundreds of years. Among its many gems, Cinque Terre boasts a centuries-old complex of hiking paths that offer some of Italy’s most stunning coastal views. The Blue Trail is a paved trail connecting all five of the villages and is suitable for all ages.

5. Milan

Nearly destroyed from heavy bombing during WWII, Milan has since reconstructed and now shines as one of the wealthiest cities in Europe. Widely regarded as a mega fashion center teeming in designer shops, Milan also attracts many to its surviving world famous treasures like Leonardo da Vinci’s painting, The Last Supper, the La Scala Opera House, the Castello Sforzesco and one of the world’s largest Gothic cathedral. Nonetheless, Milan sometimes appears less Italian compared to the country’s predominantly historic cities and more of a glamorous city with modern architecture.

6. Pompeii

One of Italy’s most visited tourist destinations, Pompeii is a famous Roman city which was buried under several feet of volcanic ash for nearly 1,700 years after the cataclysmic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Excavation of Pompeii began in 1748, and the site is yet to be totally unearthed. The site is located near the modern city of Naples. A tour of Pompeii offers a fascinating insight into the everyday life of the ancient Roman world. Visitors can walk along the ancient streets to see the remains of bakeries, brothels and baths.

5 Most Tourist Attractions in the World Sat, 29 Sep 2018 04:46:30 +0000

Did you know that 40 per cent of the New York subway system is above ground, and it runs 24 hours a day? Did you know London, England draws more international visitors than any other city on the planet? Read on to discover more fun travel trivia!

Las Vegas

It’s dazzle at first sight with all the flashing lights and replicas of several of the world’s icons. Then you realize it looks more like a tacky theme park than a city, and notice it’s nothing more than one long boulevard. You end up asking yourself “is this really all there is to it?” The grand, tasteless hotels and casinos may appeal to a large segment of the nouveau riche but Las Vegas is really only worth the trip for the “you gotta see it to believe it” experience that should last no more than 24 hours.

London Eye

Oh come on London, do you really need to turn a Ferris wheel into one of your top attractions? You’re a city with some of the world’s greatest museums and while your historic monuments pale in comparison to those of Paris or Rome, the solution is not an amusement-park-like attraction. Or maybe it is: This is the UK’s most popular paid tourist attraction. Perhaps because to many people “the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe!” sounds like a must-do.

San Francisco’s Cable Cars

Yes they’re city icons but paying five dollars for a short trip up and down the hill is a tourist trap. There’s nothing you can see inside the cars that you can’t see from outside, so riding them is nothing more than a “been there done that” experience.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Don’t expect any glamour on this famous street. It’s an otherwise ordinary street with massive crowds taking pictures of the sidewalk. Around them are celebrity impersonators and tacky souvenir shops. No, you won’t spot any real celebrities — you’re more likely to see a homeless guy a few feet from all the tourist excitement.

Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco

We love San Francisco but we must place another of its attractions on this list. This waterfront tourist trap is filled with tacky souvenir shops and chain restaurants, far from the real San Francisco experience which is actually one of the most authentic and refined you’ll have in America.

6 Things about Paris You did not Know Sat, 29 Sep 2018 04:43:33 +0000

When it comes to Paris it definitely doesn’t need any introduction. Conquering hearts since time immemorial, the ‘City of Lights’ wears its title on its sleeve. It’s fairly easy to loose track of time when in Paris. Apart from Eiffel Tower and the posh Champs-Elysees, there’s lot more about the French capital that one needs to know.

1. More Than The Louvre

The overwhelming Louvre is no wonder a must-visit museum, but that doesn’t allow one to miss the other lesser-known museums and galleries. It’s actually more worthwhile if one researches on the painters and the works of art they wish to see here and go to the respective museum. Some of them do turn out to be much more enthralling.

2. La Baguette

You haven’t experienced Paris culture if you haven’t had the humble baguette, the Parisian way. It is advisable not to buy French bread, croissants etc. from supermarkets. Better to buy freshly-made from local patisseries & boulangeries.

3. A Walking City

Better to wander around the streets of Paris, exploring it on foot, getting surprised by quaint shops and admiring the glorious architecture, than getting stuck in traffic behind four doors, shielded by the outside world, inside a cab. For longer distances one can take the metro, it’s cheaper than a cab and faster too.

4. The Lively Tertre Square

At this exotic place, painters and caricature artists work outside. It is  a really pleasant site. Maybe one could witness a masterpiece in the making!

5. More Bakeries Than Bars

Paris has close to 1,784 bakeries that exceed the number of bars in the city, which are just 1,124. So you know, where to go.

6. Be Nice To The Locals

It’s no harm knowing  a few French words and phrases like bonjour, sil-vous-plait, merci etc. before visiting the French capital. The locals will appreciate your effort. Contrary to a popular notion that French people are really rude and haughty, they actually talk very softly. So it is advisable to keep your voice low too and be polite to them.

Bangkok Travel Guide Sat, 29 Sep 2018 04:39:59 +0000

Thailand is a wonderful place in South East Asia. And Bangkok, the capital city is full of life and vibrancy. From city life glamour to cuisine you will be surely overwhelmed in Bangkok.

1. Bargaining Policy

If you like anything to buy and the moment you show interest the seller will increase the rate. So be ready to bargain. Do a few tricks like walk away for some time and then tell the seller you are getting the same thing in cheaper rate. Except food items you can easily bargain for any other goods in the local street market in Bangkok. Needless to say the local market is really good for fashionable and trendy things.

2. Go For Public Transport

There are many options for public transport. So before you hire expensive taxi service, think about the bus, trains and boats. Trains and boats are faster than other transportation. Always make sure you have a map of sky train and subway if you wish to roam around the city and explore. Boats are very good option considering there is no traffic problems. They are also well connected with many places.

3. Fair Fare

Don’t go straight away to a price given by the taxi driver. They are always trying to gain extra from tourists. Always walk towards the nearby main road from your hotel and take a taxi on your own, rather booking from hotel directly. Converse properly with the driver about the places you want to go, if it includes Highway and whether he will go on metre. Get your GPS on and check if the driver is taking you to your chosen destiny without a sightseeing tour.

4. Experience Tuk Tuk

Visiting Bangkok and no experience of tuk tuk? Well, this is a really nice ride especially if you want to explore the city. They are affordable and very comfortable to journey. They cover mostly short local areas which are good if you want to feel the city.

5. Authentic Thai

Thai dishes are mouth watering. Once you taste a dish such as Thai green curry or Red Chicken Curry, you will stick to Thai cuisine only. And for some delectable authentic dishes go for the local food stalls. They provide fresh and delicious food at an affordable price. If you notice that a local food centre is drawing crowd, know this that the shop has some really great food. Some of the famous Thai dishes are chicken with cashew nuts, Thai fried rice, chicken basil and many others to relish.