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Top 5 Things You Might Want To Keep In Check Before Planning Your First Ever Train Journey!

We all love to take a break from the monotonous life every once in a while and take a nice vacation with our loved ones or family or friends. But most of the time our pockets do not allow that. But thanks to the Indian railways, that make travelling so much comfortable and affordable at the same time.

The railways has been able to accommodate all the sections of the society and it wouldn’t be wrong to say that today most of the population has been on the rails at least one. But if you are one of the rare populations then you have to take a trip on the train soon. And these are the following things that you must keep in mind while planning a trip by the railways:

  1. Ticket reservation– lakhs of people commute via the Indian railways on a daily basis. So in case you have a well planned trip, then you have to reserve your train tickets well in advance. Because the more you delay, the higher gets the waiting list and the more you lose your chance of getting a seat. Ideally you should book your tickets at least 1 and half months before.
  2. Carrying your ticket– earlier people had to go to the railway station to book their tickets. But these days everything can be done online. Now in case you too have booked your tickets online, then make sure you get a printout of your e-ticket and also carry an identification card. And don’t make the mistake of carrying a duplicate. Make no mistake, always carry an original.
  3. Food and water– these are the most basic necessities. Now if your train journey is only for a few hours then you could carry homemade food for yourself. But if your journey is for more than a day then doesn’t worry you won’t starve to death. The Indian railways have this covered for you. To make sure you get hot meals, the trains have a pantry car that offers you food in train at a decent rate. Also, one has the benefit of packaged mineral water sold by the vendors.
  4. Make sure to check the station schedule– you must go though the schedule of the train stops. One can easily find them from the online websites. This gives you an idea about the halts at each station and also about the route of the train. And the most important, keep a track of your own destination and the time of arrival.
  5. Toiletries – if you are travelling for the first time you are definitely going to be very particular about every tiny detail. So you might want to keep your sanitation in check. Although the trains offer soaps, hand washes and towels; but you could carry your own sanitizer and hand wash just to be on a safe side. Also, if your trip is an overnight journey then you would need things like tooth paste, brush etc to clean up the following morning.
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Striking a perfect balance between mind-blowing development and peaceful routine, Abu Dhabi is a city that has managed to preserve the relaxing Arabic vibe even after going through a new facelift. What was once a fishing village is now a contemporary metropolis that has become famous for its portfolio of innovative structures. The name Abu Dhabi brings about images of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Emirates Palace, but look into its heart and you will see more. It’s a place where many cultures harmoniously blend. It’s a place where every creature is valued and given the respect it deserves. Abu Dhabi is not just modern by looks; it is also modern by heart.

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One such tour provider that brings you to enjoy the best of what Abu Dhabi offers its visitors is adventure emirates. The leading pawn in Abu Dhabi’s tourism industry, Adventure Emirates provides its customers with a diverse selection of tours. Whether you want to enjoy a private tour of the Abu Dhabi city, go on a cruise or visit the falcon hospital, all you have to do is show up. Everything else is organized and well taken care of to provide you with an experience that is memorable and satisfying.

Tap into a major chunk of Abu Dhabi’s history by taking adventure emirates Falcon hospital tour. This excursion to the Falcon hospital Abu Dhabi will change the way you see these majestic birds. Valued immensely by the Emiratis, the Falcon has always been a symbol of pride and status. Within the walls of FHAD you will find a different section for treatment, grooming, display of tools and an open aviary. The two hour tour organized by adventure emirates also comes with a serving of light refreshments to keep you energized. You will be picked up from your hotel to make things easier.

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Upon reaching you will see the falcons getting treated for common falcon ailments in the treatment room. You will be awed when you see the falcons being groomed. Did you know that they even get pedicures? Amazing right? See all the falconry tools at the museum before visiting the free flight aviary for a one-on-one experience of seeing a majestic falcon flying about. All the while you will be listening to many informative facts about falcons. The chance of taking a photo with a falcon perched in your arm will be one of the most memorable aspects of this tour. If you are travelling to the United Arab Emirates(UAE) with your family, adventure emirates’ falcon hospital Abu Dhabi tour is an excursion that will make all of you love these majestic birds even more while appreciating the Emirati culture.

South Gran Canaria

Coast and Interior, identical in beauty and beautiful places

It’s incredible the large number of magical places that come together in a place as small as the South of Gran Canaria. It’s a small area regarding the extension, but immense regarding possibilities of leisure, nature and fun. The best way to explore the South of Gran Canaria is to rent a car and get to know the different towns, tourist attractions and natural surroundings in a leisurely and relaxed pace, in keeping with the calm nature of the island.

South Gran Canaria - Maspalomas

In general, what attracts the attention of the southern part of Gran Canaria are its beaches, located in a little wilderness coast, of extensive sandstones of fine white sand. This coastline extends along the highway, which takes the traveller from the capital Las Palmas to Puerto Rico, the tourist resort located in Mogán. As we go along the route, we hit first with Vargas beach and Cabrón beach. Both are close to the towns of Ingenio and Argüimes, and it’s a famous spot for water sports specially windsurf and diving.

Pozo Izquierdo is the mecca of Windsurfing as well as being one of the venues of the World Windsurf Championship, which during the month of July welcomes experts and fans of the sport of waves and the wind from all over the world. On this area, you will find a large array of Beachfront Accommodation, perfect for your next holidays in Gran Canaria.

But the most touristy and popular area of ​​southern Gran Canaria (and we can almost say that of the whole island in general) is the one that appears below. The beach of Tarajillo is its starting point, followed by Aguila, San Agustín, Las Burras, English, Maspalomas and Meloneras Beach. All these “Arenales” are part of the region called Maspalomas Costa Canaria, belonging to San Bartolomé de Tirajana and that counts in its possession with no less than 17 kilometres of beaches.

The natural environments related to these are truly spectacular, from the beautiful salt water lagoon known as La Charca, which is the centre of the Oasis of Maspalomas. This enclave is a zone of dunes, populated by palm trees as if an oasis in the middle of the desert was; In fact, the “Dunes of Maspalomas” is a protected area due to the ecosystem of fauna and flora that houses.

Once inland, the ravines and cauldrons leave to meet the visitor to astonish him with his majesty. The Barranco de Guayadeque, located between Agüimes and Ingenio, has its highest part at 1,500 meters above sea level and descends gently to die in the sea, to the East of Gran Canaria.

The church excavated in Guayadeque rock and the many hospitality establishments that have ingeniously adapted to the sheer ruggedness of the region. The Caldera de Tirajana, between Saint Lucia and San Bartolomé, shows itself abruptly in the landscape, offering the possibility of visiting the surroundings to contemplate the great variety of its native flora, and the beautiful Risco Blanco, which rises majestically with its 400 m of height.

The towns of the south of Gran Canaria, as we have said, deserve a particular route at a relaxed pace, so that they can enjoy their heritage and its people. On the coast, we find places as beautiful and exciting as Agüimes, whose historical centre deserves a visit already, as well as its Episcopal Palace and the church. Santa Lucia is another nearby town, whose historic centre is also a redoubt of timeless beauty. And in Maspalomas, we cannot miss the lighthouse that has the same name, and that rises to 65 meters above the beautiful Oasis. A place as special as unique in the world, where to perceive the known limit of the Earth…

Once inside, more beautiful and picturesque villages await the visit of lovers of beauty and tradition. The city of Telde, home to one of the Aboriginal kingdoms of Gran Canaria, boasts treasures such as the San Francisco Quarter, with its old mansions and stone and wood buildings, and San Juan, with its leisure and Fun Park.

The church of San Juan and its remarkable altarpiece of flamenco style stand out in this enclave. The archaeological sites of this area are also of great interest. Continuing with the route, we arrived at Valsequillo and The Church of San Miguel; the beauty of this place lies in its surroundings, plagued by ravines cut to peak and the profusion of flowers and crops, which is possible to admire as far as the view from the Mirador del Helechal. Another picturesque and exciting town is Ingenio (whose unique name is due to that it was formerly the location of a sugar mill), which has a famous Stone Museum.

And already in the zone of Puerto Rico and Maspalomas, we arrive at the end of the route by the south region of Gran Canaria. This area is eminently touristy, with a large number of restaurants and local as well as high-end hotel facilities. It is worth mentioning the theme parks and nature that will delight children and adults, such as the West Village, Pamitos Park or the Aboriginal World.

Penang

Travelling in the bus is an awesome moments when you make the journey with your loved ones in your favorite destination. So you are living in Malaysia and looking forward to travel the cities over there, bus is the ideal transportation mode to choose. In order to make your bus travel, you need to book your tickets before you go. Now, the availability of the internet is offering the fantastic facility to reserve your tickets within the comfort of your house. Using the internet, you can able to book the ticket for bus from penang to JB. In this article, you are going to see the various destinations that you can get to enjoy over the Penang and JB.

Cities And Attractions To Visit In Penang And Johor Bahru

When it comes to getting entertained with the destinations in Penang, you may wonder about its beauty. Of course, there are various places that are available throughout the world for offering you the fantastic trip over there. As the same manner, Johor Bahru is one of the interesting cities to visit on your journey. In that way, some of the places that you can go over the cities are listed as follows.

  • Beaches
  • Museums
  • Night parties
  • Natural sceneries

All such features are available and therefore, most of the travelers like to go there for availing the fantastic benefits. Of course, some other attractive destinations and attractions are also available to make your trip to be so fantastic.

How To Book The Ticket For Your Bus Travel?

If you want to book a bus from penang to JB, then there are a large number of online sites available to help you. Yes, the online sites that offer the feature for booking site can reduce your work while you plan the bus travel booking. Since there are numerous online travelling agent sites available online, it is quite better to concentrate on some important things.

In order to book your bus tickets over online, you need to provide some essential information that is mentioned as follows.

  • Location where you depart from
  • Destination place where you want to reach
  • Departing time
  • Number of passengers you want to book

Once you have given all these details, the site can show the screen that the bus operators that are available for you. From those bus operators, you can choose the best and reliable  one for availing the best features.

To choose the right bus operators, you can also find the reviews about the bus operators over online. If you are satisfied about their services and amenities, then you can choose them for getting the benefits.

From the different kinds of the sites, easy book is one of the leading sites that offer you the chance for reserving your tickets. Apart from the bus tickets, they can also help you to reserve the tickets for train, plane and even for ferries. Therefore, you can pick them to make your travel to be so amazing with so much of entertainment.

The trend of overseas travel has increased more than ever and so as the number of passport circulation. In 2010, more than one million passports were issued which is reason enough to define the scope of travel and must-have documents. Passports fall into four categories namely; regular, official, diplomatic and passport cards. The term “P-Type” isn’t a specific type but rather a document with letter “P” denoting “passport”.

Let’s have a look at different passports and required paperwork.

1. Regular

Regular passport is issued to the natives who at the time of application must present a certified copy of birth certificates bearing registrar’s seal of office and initials. Non-native candidates who are indeed citizens should cater naturalisation and citizenship certificates; a consular report of birth in a foreign land can be provided as well.

2. Official

This type of passport is best defined through the statement put forward by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security which is;

“Official passport is dispensed to a government employee or official,travelling offshore for business purpose”

Family members of the government personnel can also qualify for this P-type however they also need abiding to the detailed paperwork.

3. Diplomatic

Officers of the Foreign Service or other individuals travelling abroad to execute diplomatic duties for government are given these passports. Like “official”, diplomatic family members are also eligible following the common procedure.

4. Passport cards

Passport card isn’t a complete traveller’sdocument and bearerisn’t allowed moving internationally to most countries. If you’re a resident of the U.S. it’s only valid for domestic commuting and between Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean.

Finding the “P-Type

All of the above documents contain a specific data page that asks for a photograph, name, nationality, passport number, gender, birth place (city), endorsements, issuance and expiry dates. The page also highlights code and type which would define the “P”. You can easily spot it right under the country heading on the left side, next to the photograph.

 Essential Documents

Obtaining a passport is a gateway to a world of travel privileges. The process can be long and tiring as you need to understand about the required documents and how they can save a lot of time. Here’s a comprehensive checklist of required paperwork!

1. Passport Application Form

The first and foremost step is to fill out the application form. If applicant is above 16 years, he’s eligible to fill it up individually or else parents/legal guardians must do the honor. With internet, it can now be filled online and hardly takes 30 minutes.

2. Citizenship Document

Applicant must also conjure citizenship documentation in the country where they’ve plans to move. Form of a previously issued and unspoiled passport, birth and naturalisation certificates would also suffice.

3. Government ID & Photographs

Many applicants go for a driver’s license or previously issued passports to save time, cost and effort. Military identification and naturalisation certificates are also acceptable. Make sure you’ve attached a fresh photograph with plain blue background and a clearly visible face.

Conclusion

In order to qualify for the U.K. residency or for any place else, the first step is obtaining a passport so you better understand the details as given.

 Author Bio:

Asghar Paracha is a digital marketing expert and a content writer from UAE. He has been writing content for different Niche content. He has written this article to provide information about citizenship, passport and residency programs for people who are looking to relocate to another country.

London

Part 2:

Hey lads, I’m back with my 2nd dish-out over holiday trips, destinations and vacationing ideas. Holiday trip is not all about fun, excitement and relaxation, a little of it hangs about traipsing around the retail outlets or exploring traditional bazaars. As I traveller, I adore shopping small bits to keep my travelling experience alive. I don’t miss to buy souvenirs and I love my souvenir gallery at my home. In fact, I would advise that souvenirs are the best gifts you could offer to your loved ones. Today I am continuing with the best travelling destinations across the globe.  However, there are countless out there, but some of the best that I’ve experienced are right below:

London – United Kingdom: London is one of the exceptional destinations that has kept history and present alive together. In London, you could tour in the past and you can live the present, thus, there is a beautiful collision between history and arts & crafts, fashion & food and good British ale.

From crown jewels to Buckingham Palace and Camden Market, a perfect plan for all, no matter what culture you belong to. Traditional or culture addicts should go to Tate Modern, Sherlock Holmes Museum and the Royal Opera House. For shopping, you could traipse down to Oxford Street Shops and food lovers can try Harrod’s or try some of the street stalls for London classic flavors.

Beijing – China: Beijing offers a perfect mix of urban and traditional beats. There is a wealth of history, both ancient and more recent ones, offering you places like the Hall of Preserving Harmony, Forbidden City and the Summer Palace to Tiananmen Square and Chairman Mao Memorial Hall.

Beijing National Stadium

For the most affordable market experience, stroll down to the Dirt Market and the touristy Silk Market. Don’t forget to drop your jaw at Beijing’s artistic parks and food streets.

Paris – France: Paris offers a perfect combination of leisure and liveliness. From exquisite meals and fining dining to a walk at Lourve, Paris is a place where you go good on toes, the much you walk, the more you like it.

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Sightseeing and marveling at symbolic structures like Eiffel Tower or Arc de Triomphe, a bay walk along the Seine, you’ll be amazed to experience nature, history and architectural mastery walk hand in hand in Paris-France. For more, you could walk to Notre Dame, shop at Marché Biologique Rasp ail or go to Marché aux Puces de Montreuil for some bargain shopping.  Cap up your day with a risqué show at the Moulin Rouge.

Berlin – Germany: Berlin is a skittish city with a mix of fashion trends to architectural masterpieces and political history. But there’s a lot to explore and find out in Berlin, a cave to dig out more and more.

Berlin Germany

Berlin Wall is a must watch place in Berlin, reminding of its hyper-charged postwar environment and lifestyle with a bulk of graffiti art, thus a symbolic view to most of its tourists. No matter what you quit or skip in Berlin, don’t miss a visit at Weltzeituhr (world time) Clock, topped by a model of the solar system. Once you are done with your historical digs, pay a visit to a 16th century restaurant – Zur Letzten Instanz and treat yourself with some Berlin flavors.

Florence – Italy: Florence is famous for Michelangelo and the famous art works. The Galleria dell’ Academia dedicatedly exhibits state of art collection of Michelangelo, entombed within Basilica di Santa Croce.

Ponte Vecchio

If you love photography, go for Ponte Vecchio Bridge and if you are looking to shop a few gifts for your loved ones, window shop at Piazza Santo Spirito-if you like anything, grab it! Once you are in Florence, you would smell good food and spices most of the time. Olive oil and oregano bread works great in Florence.

Barcelona – Spain: Barcelona is truly a dreamlike place, most suitable for romantic plus exciting couples. The city is rich in architecture as most of its areas are designed by Antoni Gaudi-one of the exceptional architectural designers in the world.

Park Güell

You would be amazed to find some interesting street performers with flamboyant costumes and props, offering entertainment along with the exciting Spanish dinner delights.  Fall through the looking glass to experience the enlightening Church of the Sacred Family.  Don’t skip a walk to Park Guell and a short day out at Las Ramblas.

St. Petersburg – Russia: St. Petersburg is the second largest state of Russia and is known as a cultural heart. With some of the famous architectural masterpieces and gems like the Kazan Cathedral and the Winter Palace, St. Petersburg has a lot to facilitate or engage travellers for weeks.

Church of the Savior on Blood

If you appreciate art, you must save time to explore the magnificent art collection of the Hermitage. St. Petersburg nightlife is thrilling with fine dining restaurants, pubs and other cultural spots.

Dubai – United Arab Emirates : Dubai is famous as both, a business destination and a tourist paradise, offering unlimited opportunities for entertainment, shopping, fine dining, historical attractions and much more. If you are a budget traveler and you are craving to make the most of your money, Dubai is one of the best tourist destinations in the world. From rugged mountains to never ending sand dunes, from sandy beaches & water splash to bustling nightlife, Dubai has almost everything to entertain you at your max!

Burj Khalifa

From latest architectural wonders to historical heritage and museums, Dubai is a land to nourish all age groups and taste!

As many think, there are best shopping malls in Dubai, but this isn’t it. There are a lot of places and malls in the world that you could try to feed your shopping crave. I hope you find my holiday roadmap interesting with a series of destinations across the globe. Happy Shopping!

Trevi Fountain Rome

Part 1

It’s time to pack your bags and set out for a family holiday trip! Summer vacations have started and it’s the best time to hang out with your friends and family together.  This time, make it different and explore some of the best places in the world. Beaches are not drying up, resorts are not running away-you can go there anytime, what’s important is to make this family trip as spectacular as possible. Discover the undiscovered. Today’s blog is all about different places that are worth visiting, at least once a lifetime.

Istanbul – Turkey: Asia and Europe coincides in Istanbul, sounds a little dramatic but it looks awesome with some of the breathtaking ancient architectural heritage coexists with an array of modern restaurants, street food-stalls and cafés. City’s mosque, hammams (Hot Turkish Baths) and shopping streets with Islamic cultural emphasis over each landmark is beyond words. These places keep you entirely engaged and occupied with its historical values. Don’t forget to miss out a visit to the Blue Mosque.

Grand Bazar Istanbul

Stroll down to the Grand Bazar, flooded with interesting artifacts, potteries, fragrances and souvenirs. Thus, Turkish sweets, spices and hot teas is a must try!

Rome – Italy: Rome is definitely not possible in a day or two! If are planning for a trip to Rome you must pack your things for a week to explore every inch of it. Rome is rich in preserving historical arts and crafts. This city is like an auditorium, exhibiting a collage of Piazzas, offering open markets with cultural food and handicraft stalls and showcasing a giant museum.

Trevi Fountain Rome

Thus, Rome is full of historical sites, making each of Dan Browns pieces true in shape. The most interesting are the walkways with mindboggling roadmaps as if laying treasure hunt. Don’t forget to toss a coin at Trevi Fountain! Pantheon, Colosseum and Campo de Fiori or Via Veneto are some of the must-go sites, you mustn’t miss in hurry.

Marrakech – Morocco: The Red City of Marrakech is famous for its magical landscape and scenic beauties, choked with markets, beautifully carved gardens, intricately designed palaces and culture-narrating mosques.

Marrakech

Route to courtyards and alleyways of the historic Medina can take up a day. If you need any spiritual uplifts, look up at Jardin Majorelle or at city’s historic mosques.

Prague – Czech Republic: If you are a beach-weary vacationer, Prague is the best destination for you! Its fairytale ambiance and bohemian allure makes it a perfect desto for beauty inhalers and culture appraisers.

Prague

Drop your jaw at Prague Castle- Prazsky hrad and have a dinner treat at Czech tavern. To experience some historical images and nooks, traipse around Old Town Square before getting to the Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock. For some traditional tippling, touch pubs at wine cellars.

Hanoi – Vietnam: Hanoi is an aged place in Vietnam, preserving more than you can imagine. The colonial architecture, while developed as a modern city alongside. Hanoi is famous for its breathtaking lakes, prehistoric temples & pagodas; scenic parks and shady boulevards add life to the entire taxi ride across Hanoi.

ho chi minh city Hanoi

Apart from family holiday trip, Hanoi is one of the ideal destinations for honeymoon couples. If you are craving for some scenic intake, you must pull up for Hanoi-Vietnam.

Above are some of the family vacation ideas and destinations that you could consider going for exploring history and ancient ideology in relevance to arts and crafts.

“Stay tune, there is a lot more in my traveling platter! My next edition is a definite feast for travelers. Pack your bags to travel beyond…“

Gibb River Road

If you want to travel Australia’s finest places, you need to be a real adventurous traveller. You have to take yourself through those road trips on your 4WD which will give you the real fun. These roads have quite a lot of things that will excite you, and you will enjoy every moment of your journey.

The 4WD road trips of Australia are full of fun, excitement, wildness that will make you go lost. Here, we will describe few such 4WD tracks that you can explore by your 4WD and get lost in these places altogether.

Take Yourself through the Birdsville Track

The Birdsville track is the most iconic 4WD road in Australia, and it was first carved out for moving cattle in the 1860’s. On your way to this track, you will get to see several historical sights. This track consists of medium difficulty tracks that include abandoned ruins, wetlands, and the vast Simpson Desert. The road has improved quite a lot but still, it is remote, and you will find only one place on this track for services and that is at the Mungerannie Hotel. The total distance to travel on this route is 655 km. So, you have to be sure to have your car well-maintained and prepared for rough patches of the track with spare tyres.

Drive to the Track of Gibb River Road

The Gibb River Road is one of the popular options that offers a full, adventurous drive to the Gibb River Road. It takes you through the vast Kimberley Region of Australia. Driving on this route will take you through Savannah grasslands, impressive rock formations, and freshwater oases. It covers up a total distance of 710km. You will get to see a large number of freshwater crocodiles in areas like Windjana Gorge, along with kangaroos and other native species. The most challenging adventure of this track is the Penecost River crossing.

The Track of Anne Beadell Highway

The main aim of building Anne Beadell Highway was to support British nuclear testing after World War II. This track passes through South Australia and Western Australia with over 1000 sand dunes along the way from Coober Pedy to Laverton. Because of the rough and hard track, you will be required to have a vehicle that is adaptable to every kind of road. The highlights of this track are the native wildlife and the stunning desert landscapes.

Driving Through the Binns Track

This track has a historical story linked to it. It is named after the famous Bill Binns, who provided his service to the NT Parks Service for about 32 years. This track covers a distance of 2,191km, and it requires a journey of about at least ten days. The highlights of this track are Gregory National Park, the Mac Clark Conservation Reserve and areas of the Simpson Desert on this path which gives you an incredible driving experience. The other highlights of the track include ancient rock carvings and the massive Victoria River Downs cattle station. Moreover, it is crucial for you to ensure the weather conditions in advance for your smooth drive.

The Track through the Corner Country

This track covers a distance of only 469km but, it goes through diverse regions including mountain gorges and the sand dunes of the Strzelecki Desert. At the intersection of New South Wales, Queensland, and South Australia, you will get to see highlights like homesteads, native dingoes, and salt bush plains before finishing at Cameron Corner. The best time to travel through this track is between April and October so as to avoid the wet weather that is slippery for your 4WD.

The Drive to the Victoria – The Alps

This track is not for the beginners. This track takes you into the Victorian High Country. Here, you get to explore the Alpine National Park which is high-altitude landscape from mountain peaks, and you get have panoramic views of grassy plains and water courses where people had once sought gold.

The Highlights of this track include the walking trails that vary from short to multi-day hikes, Mt Feathertop, Bogong and Howitt.

You require spending at two to three days for this drive, though a week would offer you more time to have good opportunities along the track to enjoy. We strongly recommend you to hire a vehicle that is snorkel for river crossings and utmost good tyres. The best time to travel through this track is between October and April.

The Famous Tasmania – Ocean Beach

This adventurous 4WD track goes through the Ocean Beach in Tasmania and is said to be the perfect track for your 4WD. This track takes you through the Ocean Beach Road at Strahan, an old fishing village 298km west of Hobart, the western-most point in Tasmania. The highlights of this track are the dunes, fast-moving tides, and huge battering waves.

You have to cautious about the quicksand around the Hently River mouth which is a trap for the new drivers. It is advisable to have another vehicle accompanying you on this track just in the case of any emergency condition. It is strongly advisable not to swim due strong undercurrents and rips. You get to see seals and sea lions resting on the beach which also include mutton birds. We recommend you to travel in during the time when the tide is low.

It is always an adventure to take a 4WD through the tracks mentioned above but, it is also necessary that you make sure your car is thoroughly serviced and the weather is suitable for your journey.

Zanskar Valley Ladakh

With the snow clad Himalayas and the deep blue seas, the golden deserts and the dense forests, Indian sub-continent is incredibly mysterious. If vacation to you means thrill and excitement, then pack your bags and set on a journey to explore the rich heritage and enthralling beauty of this country.

1. Leh Ladakh

Discover a completely different culture of India in ‘The Broken Moon Land,’ or Leh Ladakh. Surrounded by some of the highest mountain peaks and glacial rivers, the quietness of the place is its charm.

India’s Most Backpacker-Friendly Destinations

As you trek through the steep slopes of the Zanskar Valley, the Buddhist hymns from the colorful monasteries create a celestial atmosphere round you. Bring back a piece of Leh Ladakh with you with the costume jewelry and traditional crafts. Spend some time far from the maddening crowd sipping piping hot butter tea as the snow drizzles knock on the window.

India’s Most Backpacker-Friendly Destinations

2. Jaipur

The Pink City of Jaipur is the land of fairytale you have always read. Ride on decked up elephants to the forts or enjoy authentic royal cuisines on silver lined plates like a Rajput king.

India’s Most Backpacker-Friendly Destinations

The exquisite beauty of City Palace with arms, armors, royal belongings and old coins is a treasure while Hawa Mahal is magnificent with 983 windows. Enjoy your evenings watching puppet shows or buy boutique apparels and leather shoes as souvenirs.

India’s Most Backpacker-Friendly Destinations

3. Pushkar

If you are a backpacker determined to unravel the unique aspects of India, Pushkar is a must visit spot. With 400 milky white shrines, 52 bathing ghats and one of the few Brahma temples of the world, Pushkar is the sanctum of Indian religious life. Witness the simple joy of living at the vibrant fairs of the city or dip in the holy waters of the Pushkar Lake with faith.

India’s Most Backpacker-Friendly Destinations

4. Munnar

A backpacker’s journey is for relaxation and hence Munnar must be on your tour map. Walk over the green carpets of tea gardens or checkout the endangered Nilgiri Tahr, butterflies with splashing colors and hundreds of birds at the Eravikulam National Park. Trek to the highest mountain peak of South India, Anamudi, lying at 2695 meters to get a breathtaking view of the city. You may also refresh yourself with aromatic tea or get some curious from the tea museum.

India’s Most Backpacker-Friendly Destinations

5. Goa

Goa is an ideal destination for fun, crazy tourists. Dance through the nights on the beats of Goa music or bask in the warm sun with beach volley and scuba diving.

India’s Most Backpacker-Friendly Destinations

Shore high in the sky with Paragliding or visit the spice plantations to breathe in the aroma of cardamom, cloves and many more. Rejuvenate yourself with Ayurveda massages at the spas or open your eyes to the sound of the bells of the ancient churches in the state. Enjoy the village life of Goa in the fishing villages, relishing spicy, hot seafood and high quality wine.

India’s Most Backpacker-Friendly Destinations

India hence has lot of surprises for the backpackers who are in love with traveling.

Australia is one of the most aspiring and well-developed countries in the world. ‘Sydney’, Oh yes! One of the most phenomenal cities of Australia. Sydney is dream travel destination for tourists from around the world.

“Sydney – An Ultimate Travel Destination”

What Makes Sydney Amazing?

Of many amazing cities in Australia, the city of Sydney is a place with world famous opera house situated on the world’s largest natural harbor. Sydney is a multicultural city with a mix of cultures and considered one of the livable cities of the world. Having half of the population representing different ethnicities lends it an air of a multicultural city. It is one of the most tourist-frequented cities of the world. What makes it more interesting is the fact that it has all the ingredients to fascinate any visitor. Plush beaches, diverse wildlife, beautiful sceneries and ideal landmarks make it all worth it.

Sydney is undoubtedly one the oldest and most cosmopolitan harbor cities in the world.

Sydney in a Short Glimpse:    

Researching about a city in the world would not make you feel as wonderful as Sydney. There are not too many places in the world with much peace and harmony, beautiful and sensuous sceneries, plush gardens, scrumptious food and fascinating art.

Historically most visitors to Sydney find the city an ideal place for permanent settlement. The city is thriving with life and offer great job opportunities, the food is appealing and you can indulge in a variety of cuisines from all over the world.

One of the plus points is the climate of Sydney. Sydney is a superb sunshine city with moderately warm to hot temperate during summers and mild winters. All in all the weather is year round suitable for people flocking to Sydney.

Travelling to Sydney

The most preferable mode of travelling to Sydney is by air if you happen to be arriving from overseas. You can find deals on flights and accommodation on such sites as Expedia, Sydney Flights Accommodation and Webjet. Sydney is served by Kingsford Smith International airport. It is the only major airport serving Sydney with annual passenger traffic of over 36 million, making it one of the busiest airports in the world. You can reach Sydney by sea if you love a voyage.

Living in Sydney:

Travelling to Sydney by any means may be pleasure. The next question in your quest is where to live in Sydney? Considering the fact that Sydney is a combination of five mini-cities, it can be a tricky yet an interesting task. Here are the five mini-cities called Sydney:

  • North Sydney
  • Western Sydney
  • Inner west Sydney
  • East Sydney
  • South Sydney

Having an advanced market economy and iconic opera house, Harbor Bridge and the iconic status of being the most internationally recognized city, Sydney is a pleasure to stay anywhere you choose.

North Sydney offers you the pleasures to enjoy the north shore, northern suburbs, northern beaches and hills district. You can enjoy the rewards of living in the centre of the city if you opt for inner west Sydney and let us not forget about Canterbury banks town, Sutherland shire district, Macarthur and eastern suburbs.

Sightseeing and Things to do while in Sydney:

Sydney is one of the most diverse cities when it comes to site seeing and ways of having fun. The well-organized tour operators offer a variety of day trips, water sport activities, shore excursions and much more to choose from. The iconic opera house and the impressive Sydney harbor are breath-taking views from top of the Sydney harbor bridge. The spectacular skyline of darling harbor is one of the tourist attractions.

If you are travelling with the kids then there is no place like Taranga zoo. The grand city zoo of Sydney exhibits some of the most exotic 4000 animals on the planet. If you are sucker for beach life then Sydney holds some of the most amazing beaches in the world. You can bask on the beautiful beaches of Bondi, Watsons bay, Manly and Coogee.

You can discover stunning landscapes and beautiful sceneries throughout the region. The valleys of Blue Mountains are a magical place any time of the year. Sydney is just colorful all around, glowing in autumn, cool in winter, colorful in spring, and refreshing in summer.

What to Eat – while in Sydney?

Sydney is a city of many cultures, an amazing place for tourism that offers an even more amazing deal when it comes to exotic food.

A place where you can have the ravishing guava snow egg dessert of Quay’s, bear- battered flathead and chips at the boathouse Palm beach, Paul’s famous hamburgers, petuna ocean trout, Quay’s eight texture chocolate cake. You can even enjoy the best Pakistani food at Faheem’s fast food providing the best tandoori chicken, Pakistani curries, pickles and naan breads and when comes to the best cheese burgers in Sydney, there comes the name of mary’s.

If you happen to have a Thai taste bud then you ought to visit spice I am, a street style Thai food outlet or you can find cheap, spicy, authentic and up- market Thai food at chat Thai.

Fratteli paradiso is the place for Italian food lovers with great food, good service and always busy. A tavola, an intimate Italian restaurant provides handmade pastas. The bathers pavilion is a must visit bar at Balmoral beach. Katsu yachiyo, the boat for lunch, is floating restaurant. Lucio’s is an amazing Australian art restaurant. Longrain, an Asian inspired restaurant, serves excellent Asian food.

If you love the concept of street food, from the roadside food trucks serve you Sashimi kingfish with crispy tortilla chips, sliced kingfish spiked with chilli and lime and much more in fast food. With a variety of roadside pizza’s, tacos and burgers, there is an extensive range of fast food you can find in Sydney.