Beginners’ Guide to Cape Verde

Posted on: July 25th, 2014 by Anup

Situated off the West African coast and framed by the dramatic Atlantic Ocean, the Cape Verde archipelago is a collection of spectacular volcanic islands. With long stretches of powder white sands, breathtaking scenery, historic towns and delicious cuisine, this is a holiday destination just waiting to be explored. However, what truly recommends it is the fact that it is still relatively untouched and is only now starting to appear on the tourist radar. A melting pot of various cultures including African, Portuguese, Caribbean and Brazilian, a holiday here is truly unforgettable. Where to stay Sal is one for the beach lovers, and you won’t have to fight for a spot on its long dreamy shores. Its fascinating salt pans are great for bathing in and the impressive waves make for exciting watersports options, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro. It also showcases some great restaurants and bars, so…

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8 Experiences You Can Only Have In Tunisia

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by Anup

Outstanding beaches, incredible natural beauty and a rich history are just some of the reasons that tempt visitors to the stunning North African jewel of Tunisia. However, dig a little deeper and you will find some wonderful new experiences awaiting that will allow you to really get under the skin of this fabulous country. Here are 8 of the best… 1. Discover the underground world of Matmata Take a trip to Matmata and discover the bizarre lunar-like landscape that has to be seen to be believed. Used as a set in Starwars, the heat is so intense that many of the local Berber population live in underground houses or   ‘troglodytes’. Book a tour to see inside the troglodytes and learn about all about the life of the Berbers. 2. Stargaze in the Sahara A magical holiday memory will be made when you sleep under the stars in the largest desert in the world.…

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7 Reasons You’ll Have More Fun In Mexico

Posted on: July 17th, 2014 by Anup

With its amazing food, fabulous climate and rich history Mexico has everything for the perfect winter escape. You can laze on the beach and perfect your tan, but there’s always some time for a little fun too. Who wants to brave the weather back home when you could be having much more fun in Mexico? Here are 7 reasons to say yes to a Mexican escape this winter: 1. Food You’ve no doubt had fajitas, tacos, and nachos at home, but that’s nothing like the sumptuous culinary treats on offer when you set foot onto Mexican shores. Must tries include Tamales (pockets of corn dough stuffed with a sweet or savoury filling, wrapped in banana leaves), and Mole – a rich chilli sauce often poured over chicken. You’ll also find guacamole, enchiladas and elote (the Mexican name for corn on the cob, sold on pretty much every street). 2. Drink Tequila and…

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Egypt Winter Holiday Guide

Posted on: July 15th, 2014 by Anup

Drizzle, sub-zero temperatures and moody skies – winter in the UK is rarely inspiring. So this year, why not escape the grey and jet off to a fabulous winter sun destination where you can bask in balmy temperatures and flop on the beach with nothing more to worry about than topping up your tan? The resorts of the Red Sea Riviera in Egypt offer all this and more. Blessed with year-round sun, pristine beaches, exquisite coral reefs, and warm, crystal clear waters, they offer all the ingredients for the perfect winter escape. In addition, these resorts also make a great base for exploring more of fabulous Egypt, with its fascinating archaeological wonders, historical treasures and ancient sites. Where should I stay? There are several Red Sea resorts to choose from for your Arabian adventure. Destinations such as Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada and Marsa Alam are some of the most popular…

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10 breathtaking beaches in Turkey you have to visit

Posted on: July 9th, 2014 by Anup

With its fabulous climate, outstanding food and stunning landscape, Turkey offers all the ingredients for the perfect holiday. But it’s the country’s impressive selection of beaches that keep luring visitors back year after year. Here are 10 we can’t get enough of. Iztuzu Beach, Dalyan Nature lovers will love eco-beach Iztuzu, located in Dalyan in south west Turkey. The protected stretch is a haven for endangered loggerhead turtles who lay their eggs here, as well as for those wanting to get away from it all. Kargi Beach, Bodrum Less busy and crowded than other beaches in the area, Kargi beach offers dreamy sandy stretches and is perfect for swimmers. Accessible by road or excursion boat, the southern end of the beach also offers a unique way to explore – on board a bumpy camel! Kaputas Beach, Kas As the backdrop for a number of TV ads, it’s little wonder this…

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A Beginners’ Guide to Tunisia

Posted on: July 8th, 2014 by Anup

Tunisia is the smallest country in North Africa, but has a rich and vast history, as well as an intriguing culture. The balmy Mediterranean coast makes it the ideal destination for those looking for a beach escape in spring, summer or autumn (the seafood is always fresh on your plate), but for those who really want to get out and explore you’ll find a land full of treasures. For such a small country, it really packs a punch. Is it safe? This is probably the first question you should be asking as a first-time tourist to this North African paradise. Tunisia saw the beginning of the Arab Spring in 2010, with rioting in the central areas of the country. This has since calmed down, and with the tourist areas being found in coastal resorts there is nothing to worry about. For additional peace of mind, it’s worthwhile contacting the Foreign…

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Best Destinations in October

Posted on: June 27th, 2014 by Anup

When the leaves start to turn brown you’ll want to get away from the cold temperatures and have a last relaxing holiday before Christmas. It can be hard to work out where will still have it all – warm weather, great attractions that are still open, and welcoming resorts ready to look after you while you’re away. But never fear, here are our top five destinations that are perfect for escaping autumn:   Antigua The main draw of Antigua has to be the endless blue oceans and amenity-packed resorts like Dickenson Bay and Jolly Beach. There are innumerable beaches where you can lay all day, snorkel, or indulge in some water sports. And if that isn’t enough, then you can take a trip further under the waves and scuba dive at some amazing shipwrecks, wonder at the luxurious yachts moored at English Harbour by Mamora Bay, or go to Nelson’s…

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Top 5 Things To Eat in Greece

Posted on: June 19th, 2014 by Anup

Lapped by the Mediterranean sea and with a warm climate that lends itself to agriculture, Greece is home to some of the finest ingredients in the world. In fact the Greek cuisine is one of the many things that make this sunny destination a firm family holiday favourite. Make sure you sample all the country has to offer with our pick of the top five things to eat in Greece. Greek Salad Referred to locally as horiatiki, a Greek or ‘village’ salad is a diet staple in Greece and is served with pretty much everything. The dish typically contains tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, peppers, olives, olive oil and Feta cheese, garnished with a sprinkling of oregano. And, unlike most British salads however, there is not a lettuce leaf in sight! Moussaka This classic, made with either eggplant and/or potato is one of Greece’s most popular exports and variations can be found…

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The Beach Bars in Mexico

Posted on: June 11th, 2014 by Anup

If you’re off on holiday to Mexico and want to really party, chances are you’ll be heading to Cancun or Riviera Maya. There’s nowhere like these bustling beach resorts and the best thing about them is the fact that many of the places to sink a drink are set right beside the sea, the perfect place for a picturesque pint! Have a look at our list of the best beach bars to visit if you find yourself having a fiesta in this part of the world. The Beach Club ME, Cancun If you want a glamorous bar where you have the chance to rub shoulders with the stars then you need to get yourself to the Beach Club at the ME Hotel. It’s a flashy venue right on the water, with must-attend events including their famed adult-only weekend pool parties. But whatever night of the week you head there you’ll…

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Best Destinations in September

Posted on: June 3rd, 2014 by Anup

After the summer holidays, you might feel like you need a break all over again. Many of the resorts you couldn’t face when they were at their hottest and most heaving are now cool, calm and collected. Check out our top destinations that are ideal spots to spend a post-summer holiday:   Portugal If you want to take yourself off to a picturesque paradise then Portugal is the perfect place for a chilled-out holiday at the end of the summer. The temperatures have dropped off a little, but things are still warm and dry and you’ll be able to amble around uninterrupted by the crowds. Choose somewhere on the Algarve if you’re a golf fanatic and if you’re heading there with the family, Albufeira is near the best beaches and attractions like Zoomarine, the massive water park. • Temperature: 23°C • Hours of sunshine: 9 hours • Average rainfall: 10mm…

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