Croatia: A Classic Destination To Visit
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To experience the overwhelming beauty of nature a trip to Croatia is a must, and the memories of this trip will be etched in your heart for eternity. Behind the overwhelming beauty of Croatia lies a tumultuous history of conquest by Greeks, Romans, Turks, Venetian emperors, to name a few, but mother nature has been kind to the country to overcome all the conquests and still retain its old world charm  [...]

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Prague travel: Fascinating architectural journey Prague travel: Fascinating architectural journey
If you want to explore some of the most heroic pages of Europe’s history book, then Prague travel is a must! Especially, those who love exhilarating history as well as gorgeous architectural feats, Prague is just ideal for them. It is certainly not something to be surprised that why Prague is among the premier tourist destinations in Europe, which does not know to look back in terms of tourism and attractions. At first, you might be obscured by congested traffic as well as crowd of tourists; but this will be soon replaced by stunning sights to see and thrilling things to do. And yes, you’ll be ensured of cheaper spends and local ambience. Prague enjoys warm, but showery summers and snowy winters. A pleasant Prague travel is recommended from May to September. Start your trip by visiting  [...]


Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul
December 30, 2010 | Historic Destination | No Comment
Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul
Nestled by the side of the European coast of the Bosphorus Strait, the Dolmabahce Palace is one of the most prestigious imperial structures of the 19th century. It is an apt icon of the splendor as well as the extravagance of the Ottoman Empire. Previously, the site of the Dolmabahce Palace was a bay, which as reclaimed for designing an imperial garden with some famous pavilions called the Besiktas Waterfront Palace complex for the Ottoman sultans. By the way, ‘Dolmabahce’ in Turkish language means ‘Filled Garden’. This palace has all those features that a Sultan requires – big and extravagant, 285 rooms, several big salons, 46 halls, a Bohemian glass chandelier, 600 oil paintings, 6 baths (hamam), 68 toilets, and coastal facade. Considering the Ottoman royal palaces in the world,  [...]


Mount Kilimanjaro: A great trekking experience
December 27, 2010 | Adventure Travel | No Comment
Mount Kilimanjaro: A great trekking experience
Mount Kilimanjaro is even today a mystery in mist. To some it means the Mountain of Light, while a few believe it to be Mountain of Greatness. But guess what, the locals here do not name it and regards it as the summit of Africa. Just by the name, Mount Kilimanjaro is an allegory of the persuasive charm of Africa, which is best understood on visiting it. It is the Africa’s highest peak, world’s tallest free-standing mountain, and also the world’s highest walkable mountain. With too many superlatives in its honor making it to act as a beacon for the travelers from all across the globe, who will not dream of climbing? Just one properly planned trip to Mount Kilimanjaro upholds better mountaineering practices, a memorable vacation, and an enjoyable trip that might motivate more mountain  [...]


Hochiminh City attractions
December 23, 2010 | Fascinating Cities | No Comment
Hochiminh City attractions
Also known as Saigon, Hochiminh City is the largest by area in Vietnam. This financial as well as economical capital is today among the most wonderful towns of Vietnam. Climatically, it is a comfortable destination between December and April because of the dry climate. Most travelers start to arrive in November only. This time is actually the hottest, but nights go cooler facilitating great party spirits. Just avoid the time from May to October as the Hochiminh city witnesses wet as well as the typhoon season. I landed at the largest international airport Tan Son Nhat in Vietnam, which is at 8 km from the downtown. I had booked my stay at the Blue River Hotel on the Pham Ngu Lao street at USD 30 for the room with the views. If you decide to stay here, do not go for its taxi service to airport,  [...]


Munnar hotels: Top 5
December 21, 2010 | Hotels | No Comment
Munnar hotels: Top 5
Adorning the south Indian state of Kerala, the hill station of Munnar is among the most thronged Indian destinations throughout the year. Frequently explored by the visitors from all across the world, Munnar is regarded as among the most congenial places in the subcontinent. Although you can come here anytime because of its pleasant climate, it is still most preferred to come between April and June. Besides natural scenery and amazing attractions, Munnar is also admired for its lodging facilities of which the loving welcome of the staff is much more appealing. It goes without saying that you will find many Munnar hotels online. In fact, Munnar hotels are available right from budget to luxury preferences. I recommend not to go for AC rooms as that is not required – all credit goes to the weather  [...]


Dragsholm Slot: Most haunted castle of Denmark
December 20, 2010 | Historic Destination | No Comment
Dragsholm Slot: Most haunted castle of Denmark
Also known as the Dragsholm Castle, the Dragsholm Slot is among the most popular castles of Denmark. Although it is a celebrated hotel, the castle is more known for its eerie spirits due to which it is among the most ghostly castles in Europe. Nestled in the wonderful countryside of Odsherred, Dragsholm Slot is one of the most ancient castles in the country. Today, it is functioning not only as a hotel, but also as a restaurant, museum, and as the venue of several meetings, parties, and conferences. It is very surprising that how a haunted caste plays a role in all these services. But, believe it or not; this is true! Since over 800 years, Dragsholm Slot has played many different roles such as originally a palace and then a medieval castle. Today, it is a baroque style hotel showing that the  [...]


Philadelphia Museum of Art
December 16, 2010 | Art Museums | No Comment
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Welcome to US’ great historic as well as artistic home! Regarded as one of the largest of its kind in U.S, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is the home of praised exhibitions, prominent collections, and inspiring programs in the Fairmount Park. Nestled at the western tip of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the museum was also known as School of Industrial Art and the Pennsylvania museum previously. The building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art is so appealing that it is nicknamed as Parthenon with its pediment decorated with many sculptures of Greek deities. Today, there are more than 2,00,000 items in this art museum all scattered systematically in over 200 galleries. The Philadelphia Museum of Art showcases some 15 to 20 exhibitions each year for which more than 800,000 visitors come here.  [...]


Bibliotheca Alexandrina: Cultural centre and library
December 14, 2010 | Art Museums | No Comment
Bibliotheca Alexandrina: Cultural centre and library
Also known as the Alexandrian library, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a great manifestation of the old library in Alexandrina. The old one since 288 B.C. was the home of the world’s largest manuscript collection as well as was the learning center for more than 500 years until the 3rd century. In comparison with this one, the new dramatic Bibliotheca Alexandrina featuring a great sundial or an angled discus since 2002 holds four museums as well as art galleries for temporary displays, a planetarium, 15 permanent exhibitions, a manuscript restoration laboratory, and libraries of multimedia, maps, youngsters, children, and visually impaired. This Alexandrian library also holds religious significance as it was a temple in olden days, was closely related with the Christian theologians, and had  [...]


Prado museum: Home to finest European art exhibition
December 13, 2010 | Art Museums | No Comment
Prado museum: Home to finest European art exhibition
Also known as Museo del Prado, the Prado museum of Madrid exhibits one of the superb European art collections of the globe, which range from 12th to 19th century. Originally opened as a gallery of sculpture and paintings, it today houses over 8200 drawings, 2,000 decorative art pieces, 4800 prints, 1000 sculptures, and 1,000 coins as well as medals including historic documents. The painting exhibit holds some 7,800 paintings, but only 25% of it is on display due to shortage of space. Recently, a new wing was added to hold additional 400 paintings as a part of temporary expositions. In total, however, the Prado museum is showing some 1000 works as over 3,100 works are temporarily lent to other museums and rest occupy the storage space. Still, there is no doubt that the Prado museum is among  [...]


Powerhouse Museum: Sydney’s major art gallery
December 10, 2010 | Art Museums | No Comment
Powerhouse Museum: Sydney’s major art gallery
Commonly known as the science museum in Sydney, the Powerhouse museum is the prime part of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. Although it is dedicated to the field of science, the gallery encompasses an assortment of collections with regards to the technology in the fields of decorative arts, transport, communication, furniture, costume, computers, media, steam engines, and space. In its diverse journey of 125 years during which it exhibited various appearances, the Powerhouse museum has managed to gather around 400,000 artifacts of which several are preserved within since 1988. Today, this famous Sydney tourist spot also distributes its quarterly magazine that is well known as Powerline. Talking about the attractions here, the Powerhouse museum is the home of many distinct collections.  [...]


Kunsthistorisches Museum: World’s one of the leading art galleries
December 9, 2010 | Art Museums | No Comment
Kunsthistorisches Museum: World’s one of the leading art galleries
Also known as the Museum of Fine Arts, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna is one of the best galleries of fine and decorative arts on the planet. The term Kunsthistorisches literally means the Museum of Art History and refers to both the main edifice and the institution. Housed in the jovially grand palace on Ringstraße, the rectangular shaped Kunsthistorisches Museum is capped with an eight-sided dome of 60 m and is today more than 100 years old. The purpose of erecting this museum was to house the Habsburgs' remarkable art collection so that even the common men could admire them. The sandstone building from inside really looks like a palace as it is richly adorned with stucco embellishments, marble, paintings, and gold leaf forming an awesome architectural delight. In Vienna, the Kunsthistorisches  [...]