If you are going on a backpacking and you are not yet sure where to go, than the regions of Prespa and Ohrid in the Republic of Macedonia are the two places that you should surely visit. If you have 10 days to spend in this region you will have one really interesting and unforgettable experience. In these two regions are located the two tectonic freshwater lakes in Macedonia.
The region of Prespa has many small villages to visit, people in this region are warm and kind – hearted, in most of the villages you can find a room at locals to stay and in many of the villages you can try the local cuisine prepared in a traditional way. The region of Prespa has many old churches and archeological sites, at the village of Kurbinovo there is a 1000 years old church where many colorful and beautiful frescoes can be seen. There are many churches scattered in the villages and monasteries in the region, from the monastery of St. Peter and Paul in Ljubojno and the monastery of St. Peter in Brajcino to the ruins of old monastery and basilica on the island in the Lake Prespa.
The other region mentioned, the region of Ohrid has even more religious places to visit, for this reason it is called the Balkans Jerusalem. It has 365 churches or located at a small area. There are also archeological sites in the city and in the region and the Samoil’s Fort is one of the most popular. The city of Ohrid is also a popular tourist attraction on the Balkan Peninsula; the Ohrid Lake has many beautiful beaches and clear turquoise waters. There are many hotels and hostels in the city, but there is also private accommodation at affordable prices.
One of the most famous tours you can take while in Africa is the safari tours, it is a wonderful and very exciting experience, because of the many animals you will see right there in the wilderness. Today there are many tourist that are willing to experience this way of tourism on their own. Although Europe’s regions are not as lively and diverse as those in Africa, Europe has also many sites to offer where wildlife can be observed at its natural way.
There are many regions in Europe where you can observe wild animals, one of these regions of the region of Central Franconia, by the rivers Danube and Main where you can observe the wild boars, while you are on a hike in this scenic region, here you can also see deer and other wild animals. Northern from Germany in the country of Poland are the few remaining bison of Europe, there are bike tours organized here with the sole purpose of seeing wildlife. If you are interested in more aggressive and wild animals than you should head to the region of Sierra de Culebra, where you can see the wolves of Spain and hear their howling, here you can also see wild boar, deer and foxes.
Spain is one of the famous places to see the killer whales, in the summer they visit the coasts of Spain to hunt, while you are waiting for a killer whale, you may also spot a dolphin or a pilot whale. Western of Spain, in Portugal at the Sado estuary, at the mud and swamps you can see many reptiles and amphibians, colorful frogs and snakes and many lizards crawl here. From the coast of Portugal head to the Archipelago of the Azores if you want to see the big sea turtles, where five of the seven sea turtles can be seen, this trip also gives you the chance to see dolphins and whales.
The capitol city of Germany is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and in the world. Berlin is one of the biggest cities in Europe; it is very famous for many various attractions, diverse and never ceasing to evolve cultural scene and the combination of relaxed and fast – paced way of life.
This city is like an open museum, the city has over 150 museums, there is even an the Museum Island on an island in the river Spree, the museum complex on the island is protected by the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The museums in Berlin are frequently hosts to many worlds’ treasure displays. The Berlin Philharmonic is one of the most famous orchestras in the world, this is why many tourists looking for some exceptional performances in classical music, ballet and operas are visiting Berlin, and many other famous orchestras are visiting the capital city of Germany and its three major opera houses.
The city is one of the most famous architectural cities also, there is one perfect fusion of many styles and the modern meets the historical in a very appealing way. Berlin is the city where most of the important government building is located, the famous Reichstag, which is the building of the German parliament; another famous and attractive location is the Brandenburg Gate, which is well – known symbol of the city. The Berlin wall is also one of the world most popular tourist sites, and the fall of the wall is the symbol of the fall of the cold war. It is very often visited by liberals and pacifists and all those who are against war and segregation.
Berlin is host city to the latest trends in music and art, it has many boutiques and shopping malls, and it has everything you can think off, forest parks, lakes and beautiful bars and restaurants, making it one of the most desirable destinations.
There’s nothing like hitting the open road and going on a motorcycle road trip. Although traveling on a motorbike requires more planning than a journey by car, the freedom and exhilaration of a trip like this is definitely worth it. There are some practical limitations that motorcyclists have to consider before going on their adventure though. For starters, there is very limited storage capacity on a bike. This means that it is important to plan ahead.
Things to consider
If you don’t have your own motorcycle, you might have to rent or purchase one. It’s not easy to rent a bike if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Apart from the hefty rental fee and down-payment, you need to demonstrate experience in handling the model that you want to rent. Other than that, you’ll need to have a motorcycle licence.
Inspect Your motorcycle
I first read about the T-CLOCS method at MotorcycleNews. It is the best way to check all parts of your bike before going on a road trip. This is especially important if you are taking your bike out of storage.
Make sure that your tires have enough air. You should also bring a handy air pressure monitor with you on your trip. Don’t risk going on a trip with worn-out tires. If you think they might not last the whole trip, get them replaced.
Check if your cables are intact and working.
Make sure that all your lights (signal lights, headlights and taillights) are all working.
O: Oils and fluids
From the coolant to the break fluid and the engine oil, make sure everything is in check.
Make sure that everything (frame, chain, suspension and fasteners) is intact and fully secure.
Check to see that the springs are properly secure and the stands stay away from the pavement when folded. Take a look at the centre stand and/or side stand and see if there are any cracks or if it is bent.
Pack light and do laundry
Every pound you pack on your bike will affect the fuel economy, handling and performance. Pack smart and only bring the clothes you need. It is important that you save space for tools and other equipment that are important for your safety on the trip. Many hostels and holiday apartments have laundry services nearby, make use of them.
Plan, plan, plan…
Make time for maintenance on your trip. Consider how long your drive will be and which stops you are going to take. Taking a trip on a motorcycle can be physically and mentally demanding. Don’t over-do it and take a couple of stops along the way. As tempting as it is to hit the open road and just follow your nose, you can’t fall victim to things like fatigue or the elements.
Take the scenic route
The best thing about going on a motorcycle road trip is the freedom. You’re not locked in a car – or, a cage as most avid motorcyclists like to call automobiles – meaning you can really enjoy scenic, twisty, empty roads which aren’t crowded, boring or dead-straight.
October fest is a cult event that happens every year and it is dedicated to one of the most loved drinks in Germany and that is of coarse beer. But beside beer and sausages you can meet many drunken Japanese, Australian and American tourists. Not to become a victim of October fest you need to read the advices we`ve choose for you.
There are 14 big and 21 small tents opened from 10 to 23:30 o’clock, last beers are sold at 22:30 and in weekends they open from 9 o`clock. You can make reservations after December and only in the appropriate tent, you can`t reserve online. Reservation is free, but you need to buy coupons for food and beer on a price between 20 and 80 euros for one person and that depends of the tent with a capacity of 10 people minimum. If you don`t have reservation you may be rejected to enter the tents. It is best to go 15 hours before in working days and 10 hours in resting days or you can try to enter and wait until a sitting place is free.
Next to the tents there are beer gardens and benches, you can find place there easier, there no reservations and you can bring food from other places, you can also smoke. If you want to visit Octoberfest you will need around 9 euros per 1 liter of beer, a portion of food costs around 10 euro. One way ticket for bus in Munich is 2.30 euro.
Until the beginning of august almost all rooms and hotels are reserved and if you find some free rooms they will be extremely expensive. So you need to plan you stay few month before the event. The best place to reserve a room is near the central station so you would not spend extra money for bus. October fest is an event that must be visited once in a life time.
Rio de Janeiro is the most popular and the most visited carnival in the world. Every year this carnival attracts between 0.5 and 1 million tourists, no matter many similar carnivals are organized in all cities in Brazil, amongst the local citizens the fiesta in Rio in made for the strangers and carnivals in other cities are for real enjoyers.
The first Rio de Janeiro festival was held in 1723, but out known parade dates from 1830. This carnival is European tradition in which colonists go to the new world, and the African slaves with its passionate dances make the whole fiesta.
The most known carnival is definitely in Rio de Janeiro. It always starts in Sunday, 40 days before Easter and ends in Tuesday the last day before the lent, this carnival lasts 4 days. The tradition starts on Friday night the time when the king is chosen. The king’s weight must be at least 100 kg. In the end of the day the Mayer gives a key to the king, this key means absolute authority of the city.
In Saturday the groups of players and dancers are presented and these groups will attend to the carnival the next year. They can choose their dances and their clothes; there are 5 types of carnival costumes and 6 types of dancing suits.
The culmination of the carnival is in Sunday, when the best 14 players of samba fight for the champion’s corona. Every dancer shows her ability and her original scene and subject, 90 minutes on the well – known boulevard “Sambadrome” (Long 700 meters and arranged with more than 70 000 sits).
If you want to see with your own eyes the very famous Rio de Janeiro Carnival and be a part of the fiestas you need to pay somewhere around 2500 dollars for a ten day journey.
Maldivian islands are one of the most luxury destinations attending on the tourist bazaars in the 21 century. They are archipelagoes, located not far from the coasts of India and Shri Lanka amongst the warm water of the Indian Ocean. What makes Maldives to be liked and visited so much is everything, they are the smallest country on territory in Asia, but are very populated and the population is somewhere around 390 000.
Here you will see amazing nature. Beaches are like from the fairytales with extraordinary bright and fine sand. They are home of thousands of fishes and strange sea creatures. Amongst the white beaches there is a Lagoon and the water is so clear that can be seen in it, even in 100 meters depth. Maldivian islands are heaven for water sports lovers, but mostly for divers and people who like underwater filming. Most of the tourists that come here don`t miss the chance for a swim with the dolphins and the sea turtles.
The most popular way to see the Maldives is with a flying taxi. These small planes are very important part of the life on the archipelagoes, because there are many islands and getting to all of them is a hard thing with a boat.
The capital of the Maldives is small, but overpopulated and in the moments the population is 110 000 and their number is growing. There is no place in the capital that is not populated, the streets are small, there are houses everywhere and that’s why the best transport in the city is a motorcycle. It is interesting to try the unique foods here, visit the king’s yard, enjoy the warm weather and beaches and enjoy in this paradise.
Iceland is small and incredible island country, it is located in the north part of the Atlantic Ocean, it is closer to Greenland and North America, but it belongs to the Scandinavian European countries. Official language is Icelandic and it is one of the hardest languages. Iceland is well known because of the curious and adventure tourists which seek something more than sunbathing on beaches.
Nature is typically Nordic and big part of the territory is frozen, especially in the south and west part of the country where the altitude is very high. In the south part of the iceberg it is situated the highest peak on the territory of Iceland, Hvannadalshnúkur (2110 m). This peak is not very far from the Atlantic coast and as a result of the global warming the icebergs of Iceland are in danger. Beside beautiful iceberg, Iceland own very beautiful coast line, here you can enjoy landscapes like from the tales, when you see the ice cold waterfalls, the old black volcanic rocks, green fields you will understands the legends about trolls and wild stories in their folklore. One of the most beautiful waterfalls is the Glymur waterfall it is the highest waterfall in Europe, tall around 190 meters. Other waterfall that must be visited is Detifos, the water falls from 30 meters height and crushes rocks with its powerful blow, because the water is in enormous quantity.
Iceland has many hot water creeks and it is very popular to swim in the warm waters while outside the weather is very cold. The biggest part of the country lives in the capital city, Reykjavik, it is a city with a population around 120 000 and it is located on the coast of the Atlantic City. The buildings are built in a typical Scandinavian style, more of them colored in yellow, red and white so they can reflect contrast to the dark and gray weather in the country bigger part of the year. Visiting Iceland is something you will never forget, studding waterfalls, incredible landscapes and nature, many hotels in Reykjavik, great food and beside the cold weather the folks are nice and keen.
Sidney is the biggest city in Australia; it is one of the most important regional but also one of the world’s financial centers. It is one of the wealthiest cities in the southern hemisphere; there is great diversity and culture in the city.
The city architecture is modern and spectacular, there are many buildings to see and be amazed, but the most popular one is of course the Opera House. The Opera house is one of the most popular architectural buildings in the world, it is there since 1973 and it is a subject of many visits, the building has nearly 1000 establishments, such as restaurants and bars, shops, concert halls, art galleries and many more. Another architectural site is the Sidney Harbour Bridge that includes pedestrian and bike traffic besides the rails and vehicles traffic.
Sidney is one of the big cities that offer great beaches, both commercial and small more remote ones. It is a favorite place to surfers, and surfing is like national sport to Australians. The beaches are with white and golden sands and most popular and worldwide famous are Manly, Coogee, Bondi, Palm Beach and many more. There are more than 70 beaches where you can surf, tropical beaches to go diving and explore the underwater life.
Sidney city parks are among the most beautiful in the world; they are very well maintained and deserve respect. In the center of the city is the Royal Botanical Garden where you can see many flowers and trees in bloom. Sidney is also host of one of the greatest collection of animals in the whole world, in Taronga Zoo you can see the unique fauna of the Australian continent, but also great number of animals from around the world, kept in a very good conditions. With many things to offer Sydney is surely worth the visit.
South Africa is the gorgeous country and also the most urbanized country in Africa. The fact is the country’s infrastructure has built in about 400 years ago. The country also possess beautiful tourist destinations and offers the visitors the most exciting time and they can explore various kind of adventures and enjoy every nationality, south Africa also offers thousands of possible accommodations and you can pick your favorite among them. South Africa offers amazing holiday spots; visitors can visit all these wonderful holiday spots and spend quality time with family and friends.
Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park is one of the favorite destinations of South Africa. It is the largest park, which is natural and stacked; you might have noticed that often the park is shown in National Geographic channel the documentary of wildlife. The park is spread massively. In the national park you can find luxury hotels that offer outstanding facilities. This amazing paradise with striking landscape gives serene atmosphere to the visitors.
Cape Town is the gorgeous place to spend a wonderful and adventurous holiday. The city offers wholesome and meticulous vacation to entire family, it is very modern city located in southern part of the city. Cape Town is also famously called as the Mother City. The city is also famous for its magnificent Table Mountains that are visible from the city. The country also possesses world famous beaches with awesome white sand beaches where the people get to relax and enjoy the sea adventures.
Trip to South Africa will be more exotic and adventurous, and it offers everything and anything that a visitor desire to experience. The FIFA event took place in the country brought more dignity and elegance to the country. Visit this beauty and enjoy the momentous vacation.
Planning to travel South America for these holidays? Then you must know that the trip is not complete unless you visit the amazingly beautiful Rio de Janeiro where you can find the tropical sands of lovely Costa Rica and an alluring nightlife. Not only that the country offers outstanding museums at Buenos Aires, and the primeval archeological grandeur of Cusco and plenty other fascinating experiences to the visitors. This adaptable country boasts assorted activities customized to range of visitors. Trip to South America gives a chance to explore the most exotic area in a very short period unlike other destinations where reaching different places takes time and effort.
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, trip to Rio de Janeiro gives you amazing experience. The dazzling white sands, vibrant nightlife, breathtaking landscaping, and many other fun and exciting adventures can be found in this beautiful Rio de Janeiro. This awe-inspiring city offers everything to tourist who is looking for a fun filled vacation. The city’s main attraction is it offers free attractions, fun-filled nights where you can show you talent to shake your legs in samba and the fun part is it is all free.
Buenos Aires is a refined city also called as Paris-of-South. Of course it deserves this name as it truly offers such feeling when you come to Buenos Aires. You are sure to fell in love with this dazzling city. The city features Parisian style Cafes, Wide boulevards, interesting neighborhoods and many added features such as thrilling sports events, escalating food scene, attractions for kids, and Buenos Aires offers fun for all ages.
Not just these attractions there are plenty to explore and enjoy. Visit South America and get the most out of it, and enjoy every moment.
When you are planning to travel it is essential that you will spend some money. Going on a vacation is not cheap; therefore you should really need to know how to manage your finances. Buying air fare tickets is one of the most expensive part of traveling, next will be accommodation fees and your meals.
Aside from these vacation essentials, there are other things and activities that you may have to pay for such as entrance fees for amusement parks, museums and other tourist hotspots. Add the fact that you will have to pay for transportation every time you need to go anywhere from your hotel. Of course you will also be tempted of buying souvenirs.
Plan for your Vacation Wisely
One way to easily manage your finance when traveling is to make a plan for the things you will pay for and then stick to it. It is only natural to be tempted to buy or pay for things that attract you, but giving in to that temptation will mean going against your planned budget.
The best way to avoid overspending when having your vacation is to make a thorough research. This means making sure that the hotel is near to the tourist spots that you are planning to visit. As much as possible, most of the sites should be walking distance from the hotel you will be staying.
Book for a Package Holiday
This is one sure way of effectively managing your travel expenses. When you book for your holiday, it is best if you can go for a package that includes flight fares, hotel accommodations, rental car, guided tours and meals.