Monthly Archives: November 2017

Baltic Holiday Highlights

Located between Russia and the Baltic Sea, the Baltic countries include Estonia in the North, Latviain the centre, and Lithuania in the South (although other countries that border the Baltic Sea include Denmark, Poland, Finland, Sweden and Russia, these are not considered to be in ‘the Baltics’). The Baltics are named not just for their geographical location bordering the Baltic Sea, but also for certain parallels in their history.

The history of the Baltics is somewhat turbulent, having been invaded multiple times throughout the previous century by Tsarist Russia, Nazi Germany, and the USSR. The Baltics have also declared their independence on several occasions (almost simultaneously), and have watched their economies flourish as a result of their emancipation.

As with any European country with a turbulent history, the character of the cities (in particular the capital cities) are shaped by the generations that have lived there before, and the troubles the cities have had to endure. The Baltics are becoming an increasingly popular travel destination -beginning to compete with the more popular destinations such as Prague- as cheap places rich in history, culture and heritage, as well as stunning views and raw natural landscapes.

Estonia’s coastline is dotted with over 1000 islands and islets, along with pristine, untouched beaches. The capital city of Tallinn boasts imposing medieval castles, winding cobblestone roads that boast a multitude of pavements cafes and little shops. Tallinn’s Kadriorg Palace –built by Peter the Great in 1725 for Catherine I of Russia- is a popular attraction, not just for its Baroque architecture, but it’s collection of artwork dating back to the 16th century.

Latvia plays host to a plethora of natural and historic beauties. With its rich and vast forests, glittering lakes and unblemished Baltic coastline, Latvia has a wealth of natural beauty. Aside from the beautiful countryside, Latvia also has a number of historic towns and well-preserved medieval fortifications dotted all over the country. The capital city of Riga plays host to the biggest indoor market in Europe, boasting locally grown produce and some hidden bargains. Riga also boasts an Italian courtyard, a serene park, and a Russian-style town on the edge of the city.

Lithuania has an array of dense forests, crystalline lakes, and white sand beaches. Lithuania’s coastline is definitely worth a visit, punctuated with lakes and an almost untouched coastline. The capital Vilnius boasts an array of Baroque buildings, many old churches, the fascinating “Old Town” (heavily influenced by the Baroque style), and the Republic of Artists; an area which can only be accessed by those who promise to be creative.For those who want to travel a place which is less influenced by tourism, Lithuania is the place to be.

A great way to explore the Baltics is through one of the many cruise packages available to holidaymakers. Baltic cruises allow you to explore all of the countries bordering the Baltic Sea, including Bergen; home to the Fjords of Norway, Stockholm; Europe’s cultural capital, Helsinki; with its rich array of neoclassical architecture, Copenhagen; with it’s beautiful Tivoli gardens, and of course the capital cities of Riga and Talinn.

The Baltics are relatively flat countries, making the opportunity for gentle hikes and long walks very appealing; there are also a great number of national parks, filled with spruce, pine and birch trees and glittering lakes.

The Baltics are very sparsely populated, with Lithuania and Latvia being less than 1/10th as densely populated as England (and Estonia only slightly more densely populated than this). The Northern and Western coastlines are largely untouched and pristine, but if you prefer a little more company, I’d recommend visiting some of the more popular coastal towns such as Palanga in Lithuania, Parnu in Estonia, and Jurmala and Liepaja in Latvia.

Top Seven Night Attractions And Activities In Singapore

5 a

Singapore has been described as a playground for the rich, and it’s true that the small city-state does have certain sheen of wealth. But Singapore offers more than just high-end shopping malls, luxury hotels, and fine dining (though it’s worth indulging in those a bit if you can). There is also a vibrant history and diverse ethnic quarters to discover, along with the many family-friendly attractions and lovely public spaces that make visiting this slightly futuristic city worthwhile.

Clarke Quay

The delightful riverside development is packed full of bustling bars and restaurants, boutique shops and pumping nightclubs, attracting a steady stream of tourists alongside Singapore’s party animals. Clarke Quay’s location takes full advantage of the picturesque body of water that emerges from the city’s main river, with alfresco- style dining to be had in an endless number of eateries set around the water’s edge.

Chinatown

Chinatown is another Singapore icon; great for shopping, to see all kind of important attractions and trying out authentic Chinese food. There are countless restaurants and hawker food vendors to choose from. Learn more about its history from the Chinatown Heritage Centre on Pagoda Street. Its main focus is on the Chinese immigrants who lived a hard life and were the main group of people who founded Singapore.

Singapore Night Safari

Singapore Night Safari is truly a unique attraction. It is not only an interesting place worth a visit but a leading conservation and research centre in Asia. As a zoo it offers an unusual glimpse into the nocturnal animal kingdom, with more than 59 exhibits and 1,100 animals to be seen from around the world. These include Himalaya griffon vultures, greater one- horned rhinoceroses, wildebeests and gazelles. You can simply start with the “Creatures of the Night” show for a goof 20- minute overview of the animals to be seen here.

Sentosa Beach Bars

Don’t want to wait until after dark to start the party? Then your best bet is to head to Sentosa Island, which is home to some sumptuous Ibiza-style beach bars. Things kick off around mid-afternoon and weekend parties will often run through to the small hours. For the liveliest spots, head to Azzura Beach Club or Tanjong Beach Club which holds monthly beach parties like Smack My Beach Up and Full Steam Ahead. It’s a way off Thailand’s legendary Full Moon Party, but still lots of fun.

Explore Haji Lane

Take a walk down memory lane at Singapore’s Haji Lane located in the Kampong Glam area. This interesting lane is lined with rows of shop houses that are home to small boutiques and shops selling interesting and unique trinkets and even funky bars and bistros. You never know what “gem” you might find hidden in one of these shops.

Merlion Park

Make an early pit stop by the Asian Civilisations Museum (closes at 9pm) and soak in some Southeast Asian culture and history in the state-of-the-art displays of Chinese, South Indian and Islamic heritage.

A walking distance away is the Merlion Park, one of the Popular Singapore Attractions favoured for its picture-perfect scenery of the Marina Bay. Visitors here often take time to admire the beauty of the scenic landscape. This is also the best spot to take a picture with the newly opened Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort in the background.

Lantern

One of the most stylish hotel bars in Singapore, Lantern provides a poolside oasis atop the uber-stylish Fullerton Bay Hotel. What this roof top bar lacks in height, it more than makes up for in style. With stunning panoramic views of Marina Bay and the CBD skyline, this urban getaway oozes sophisticated chic with its Latin-inspired cocktails and bar snacks, comfy seating and cozy candlelit ambience. A live Cuban band completes the tropical holiday atmosphere.

Rishikesh Taxi Services Cab Booking Rishikesh

Rishikesh Taxi Services is a taxi hire company based in Uttarakhand. We are the most excellent and reasonable cab service providers with a well maintained and modern fleets with round the clock (24 X 7) services and friendly and complicated staff to support all your travel requirements. We offer all type of vehicles for smooth and suitable transfer of traveller. We offer large range amongst cabs i.e. Tata Indica, swift dzire, Tata Indigo, Esteem, Xylo, Toyota Etios, Vista, Chevrolet Tavera, Tata Aria, Mahindra Bolero, Toyota Innova, Tempo Traveller, deluxe coaches & other Luxurious Cabs with AC & non AC. We can present the lowest fares and highest standard of service in taxi booking services in Rishikesh today. We present rishikesh taxi services, taxi in rishikesh, cab services in rishikesh, car rental in rishikesh, car hire in rishikesh, rishikesh local tour, Car hire top holiday purpose all approximately the North India. Want to go out with family, or leaving on honeymoon or want Taxi in Rishikesh to find out the world alone we can help you choosing your most excellent destination.

We plan, manage, and conduct tours and trips for persons or groups. Our duty is to help out travelers with the travel schedule, obtainable vacation packages, food services, guiding them in new places, and supplementary in their requirements. We assess tourist’s wants and help them with the most excellent likely travel preparations. Our aim is to offer excellence service, meeting precise standards any time & every time.  Our viewpoint of putting the customer first ensure high levels of customer approval, resultant in our customers coming back to us for all their travel supplies. Our customer means a lot to us and that’s why we consider in happy trip to make joyful clients and that’s why our chauffer and our company is listening cautiously and is trained with nice soft skills and expression and outstanding bond with customers. Our services make us the selection of all and every tourist all over the Uttarakhand.

As one of the most excellent service supplier we are engaged in given that better service to our clients. Hire taxi at sensible rate, and better services, Car rental for long term, online booking for instant corroboration, Book taxi for tours, cab hire, doubts of cab, our Cars are ready with GPRS System for extra safety, We offer coaches also, Pickup and Dropping services from Railway Station, Airport, Hotels. We are having staff and well trained tour guides, who can provide clear and full information of all the historical monuments and places in and approximately Uttarakhand. Our knowledgeable and friendly team will give you approximately acceptable information and support for your all your calls and query. We are particular in giving modified and qualified services.