Vacation Destinations – Top Fantasy Retreats

Indulgence is all about taking your vacation in style and living life as a fantasy. A must to escape from daily grind and give beat to burnout, choose any luxury packages to luxurious hotels and retreat in the world where you will live a life like a dream come true. Just make a fantasy of your desires and wishes and list down below are bound to make it real and oh so happening and the world of this place is for you to take at some price and your every whim will be taken care of.

• Vacation destinations: Hotel Marques de Riscal, Spain
Imagined yourself where there is wine and more wine wherever you see. Hotel Marques de Riscal, Spain will let you live a life of wine connoisseur, which is hidden deep in Rioja region. Here there is indulgence in elixir, from the vineyards view surrounding the retreat and have the pleasures of tasting best wines. Since 1980, designed by architectural brilliance Frank Gehry, this is wine love has from the time you checked in and to time you check out, you will be in kicked in the world of fantasy. You would not even think about spirits and mixers, but will enjoy delicious meals served with wine sauce. And then move on to the Wine Bar Vinoteca for nightcap or two and gulp in some more delectable wines. And on waking up there is sore head, The Caudalie Vino the rapie Spa will take care and there you again indulge in exclusive wine therapy massages and treatments. Do not drink their spa dry!

• Vacation destinations: Hilton Sao Paulo Morumbi, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fantasy of living like some President or Prime Minister will cease and become alive here. Hilton São Paulo Morumbi, Sao Paulo, Brazil which offers this dream package at $ 5,500 and live Like A Mogul. Immerse yourself in presidential lifestyle, beginning and ending with helicopter ride to and fro from São Paulo and ending at drop at Paulo's Guarulhos International Airport. On arrival you will be welcomed with Champagne and chocolate and then presented with key to Presidential Suite. Award winning chefs serving you dinner for romantic two, and sleep on Frettet sheets for such a good night. And in morning you need not do anything of presidential duties, but have a presidential breakfast and then wrap in Hilton dressing gown head on to having a permanent treatment in Sensory Spa, done by masseuses who are Brazilian beauty and indulge in massages, foot treatments, Body scrubs and facials, as many as you like. When going for sight seeing, your personal chopper will be awaiting ready to ferry you round the city and have a power trip.

• Vacation destinations: Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur India
Want to be a Maharaja- that is emperor and live life king size and sleep in a bed that can accommodate some four to five couples and yet there be space? In a very picturesque location of Udaipur, Rajasthan in India, A palace like hotel which is set afloat in Lake Pichola, an abode of Taj Hotels, resorts and palaces. Feel like a maharaja- king of world, in the palace hotel amidst the Aravalli Mountains. Gleaming white marble structure, with majestic suites having stunning murals, exotic carpets, sweeping arches, claw-foot baths and maharaja-size beds. And this can be seen and experienced only in India. And you will love and have the pleasure of 'Hookah' or being fanned by pretty Indian girl in sari; Laze on chaise lounge and everything there are vibrant. Take a ride on decorated camel; Pamper yourself with princely massages at Taj Spa. At night declare the bright lit palace and take a romantic walk in the fountain lined courtyards. You will feel like alladin and there will be so many genie's out there to serve to your every need. Also enjoy the traditional folk and dance performed for you and dinning on exotic cuisine of India will be do delectable and you may ask for fireworks to go to show your princess jasmine and have a romantic and passionate night in your candle lit suite.

• Vacation destinations: ICEHOTEL, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
You may live in New York or California or Paris or Singapore but you may have dreamed a life where you are an Eskimo, living in such a cold place and keep on snuggling to feel cozy and living in a place made up of ice. Wow, that is not a fantasy or dream because this has been made possible and into a reality. Enter yourself into the world famous and brilliant marvel of design and idea that is ICEHOTEL which is in Jukkasjärvi, some 200 km in northern of the Arctic Circle in Sweden. Absolutely amazing and mind blowing fantasy retreat. Well I have only one word for it and that is Astonishing, mimicking the construction idea and methods of nose kissing ancestors, the place is completely made up of ice. I mean, every thing, from the reception desk that will greet you to the bed of ice for passionate love on it. The whole place is made up of ice from River Torne. As you check in, you will be wrapped in warming furs. But its not just eyes blocks that makes the hotel, the décor of hotel is done in breathtaking and beautiful arts which are dotted around hotel. Heading on Icebar is first thing people do after donning on warm garbs, sipping on cocktails in the glasses made up of ice. As you may start feeling too cold and can not even feel as if you have your feet below, go to warm up in ICEHOTEL restaurant which is only structure there which is not made up of ice but serves delicious local delicacies on ice slabs. You may unwind here, in a very elegant stylish restaurant before heading to cold or hot accommodation as per your choice. The retreat also has exciting and fun filled activities like ice sculpting, ice fishing, snowmobile rides and snowshoe excursions. But the best and most romantic sight is to watch the glitter northern lights in the sky together.

• Vacation destinations: Samudra, Byron Bay, Australia
Surfing paradise and Yoga retreat, Samudra, Byron Bay, Australia will serve your desire to ride on waves and feel the solidarity within. One of the best places on earth to catch the waves is Down Under, despite Great whites intimidating under the surface yet the water is lovely with such a panoramic view of vast and deep ocean. Byron Bay Manor, a retreat that combines surf and yoga at superb place of Samundra, you will be flying to relax as well as having surfing adventure at the luxurious and lavish Byron Bay. This fantasy retreat is located in New South Wales, Australia in some twenty seven acres of verdant grounds. The place has a distinct ambiance, a student bohemian vibe and suiting to surfer dudes lifestyle. Here you may get a good training on surfing, initially you may not stand up but by the time you are about to live you may be doing like Kelly Slater. Invigorating Yoga in early morning is ritual of Manor, and then heading on the pristine golden sandy beach. Other then Surfing and yoga, you can simply relax at solar heated pool, which has just the right temperature which will sooth your nerves and in spa for treatment and massage that will take away all your anxious worries. You can even unwind with a book or sit in the ocean view verandah while seeing the sun going down in Samundra. Also a very good chance to improve on your billiards technique and challenge people back home.

Vacation destinations for fancy retreats will rejuvenate and reinvigorate you for back to daily life and memories of these exotic destinations will be like a talisman that will keep making you go on another fancy retreat on the list.

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Travel: Different Means of Travel!

Nowadays, there are many different means of travelling which include airplane or ships or trains or buses etc. you can choose your medium by keeping in view your interest, your priorities and of course your budget. Lets have some general over view of different means of travelling.

AIR: Air travel is the most recent means of moving from one place to another. Since its first usage, it has become so popular due to its many advantages that it is now the most used mean of travel by people for long routes. It is taken as an expensive choice although there are many air lines that are offering air flights quite cheaply but over all it is an expensive but most quick mean of moving from one place to another.

SEA: Sea is one of the oldest means of travelling. Ships were used for roaming even by Greeks and Egyptians. It remained the main source of travelling for quite a long time but after the invention of aero planes, it has somehow lost its place. Nowadays moving from one place to another by sea is rarely done and even when done it is mostly through large ships which are built for luxurious cruising for the more privileged people. Middle and lower class people can’t really enjoy in those huge and luxurious vessels.

TRAIN: Moving from one city to another by means of train is considered as the most reliable and affordable mean of travelling. Trains now for long have remained a top priority of people for travelling. Travelling by train has all the ingredients that it takes for a perfect travel as it is quick and reliable and cheap mean of travelling.

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Health and Fitness – 2 Important Goods in Life

Health and Fitness are 2 of the most important things in life.

By being physically fit, it can make a person look lean both inside and out.

In today’s world there are loads of sports like football, skiing etc. to keep fit and have a good health and fitness but
if you really want to get more muscles, you should do additional physical and special muscle building exercises.

You can prevent many injuries and diseases and help your overall health and fitness just by doing physical exercises
because that way the muscles get stronger and don’t get injured so fast.

Science has proved that people who have a healthy lifestyle and are doing regular physical exercises for their health and fitness simply LIVE LONGER.

Let me stress that again. Just by building muscles and doing exercise 2 to 3 times a week you may live 10 years LONGER!!
Also the chances are much lower that you will have to have your own home nurse and cannot care for yourself.

There are Japanese people that have been very active during their live with Karate, Kendo, Kug-Fu et cetera, who are still snowboarding every year. With 77 YEARS!! Just because they had an eye on their health and fitness in their lifes.

-By doing some sports like basketball, jogging, and so on you keep yourself fit.

-By doing physical exercises and building muscles you can prevent injuries and can

do some crazy stuff as snowboarding with 77 years 🙂

So my tip for you is to just do something for your health and fitness

throughout your life and you’ll be
leading a way longer and way cooler life than those so called couch potatoes.

I hope through this article I was able to get you off your chairs
and show you how important doing something for your body is.

I wish you all the best on your way to a better human.

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Oxford- A City Guide

Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England,
With a population of 134,248 (2001 census). It is home to the
University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking
World. It is known as the "city of dreaming spires", a term coined by
Matthew Arnold in reference to the harmonious architecture of the
University buildings. The Oxford suburb of Cowley has a long history of
Carmaking, and still produces BMW MINIs.

History

Oxford was first employed in Saxon times, and was initially known as
"Oxenaforda". It began with the foundations of St Frideswide's nunnery
In the 8th century. The University of Oxford is first referred in 12th
Century records. Oxford's earliest colleges were University College
(1249), Balliol (1263) and Merton (1264).

During the English Civil War, Oxford housed the court of Charles I in
1642, after the king was expelled from London, although there was
Strong support in the town for the Parliamentaryarian cause. In the 19th
Century the controversial surrounding the Oxford Movement in the Anglican
Church drew attention to the city as a focus of theological thought.
Oxford's Town Hall was built by Henry T. Hare, the foundation stone was
Laid on 6 July 1893 and opened by the future King Edward VII on 12 May
1897. By the early 20th century Oxford was experiencing rapid
Industrial and population growth, with the printing and publishing
Industries becoming well established by the 1920s.

Places of interest

Oxford has numerous major tourist attractions, many belonging to the
University and colleges. As well as several famous institutions, the
Town center is home to Carfax Tower and a historical themed ride, The
Oxford Story. In the summer, punting on the Thames (sometimes called
The Isis as it flows through Oxford) and the Cherwell is popular.
Other notable attractions include:

  • Church Church Cathedral
  • The Church of St Mary the Virgin (the University Church)
  • Martyrs' Memorial
  • Ashmolean Museum
  • Pitt Rivers Museum
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Museum of the History of Science
  • Science Oxford
  • University buildings
  • The University Parks
  • The University Botanic Garden
  • Cornmarket Street, Oxford
  • Torl Street, Oxford
  • Little Clarendon Street
  • Oxford Covered Market
  • Westgate Shopping Center
  • Museums and Art Galleries

    Oxford has a large number of museums and galleries open for public.
    Following are the world famous and a major tourist spot in Oxford:

  • Ashmolean Museum, Britain's oldest museum
  • Pitt Rivers Museum
  • Museum of Natural History, home of (the remains of) the Oxford Dodo
  • Museum of the History of Science, in Britain's oldest purpose-built
    Museum building
  • Museum of Oxford
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Science Oxford
  • Shopping

    Golden Cross, an arcade of first-class shops and boutiques, lies
    Between Cornmarket Street and the Covered Market. Parts of the colorful
    Gallery date from the 12th century. Many buildings remain from the
    Medieval era, along with some 15th- and 17th-century structures. The
    Market also has a reputation as the Covent Garden of Oxford, with live
    Entertainment on Saturday mornings in summer. In its way, Alice's Shop,
    Played an important role in English literature, it functioned as a
    General store (selling brooms, hardware, and the like) during the
    Period that Lewis Carroll, at the time a professor of mathematics at
    Christ Church College, was composing Alice in Wonderland.

    It is
    Believed to have been the model for important settings within the book.
    Today, the place is a favorite stopover of Lewis Carroll fans from as
    Far away as Japan, who gobble up commemorative pencils, chess sets,
    Party favors, bookmarks, and in rare cases, original editions of some
    Of Carroll's works. The Bodleian Library Shop, specializes in Oxford
    Souvenirs, from books and paperweights to Oxford banners and coffee
    Mugs. Castell & Son (The Varsity Shop), is the best outlet in
    Oxford for clothing emblazoned with the Oxford logo or heraldic symbol.

    Food and Drink

    Oxford offers European and Middle-East and Asian cuisine. Some of the
    Restaurants are:

  • Cherwell Boathouse Restaurant
  • Gee's Restaurant
  • Le Manoir aux Quat 'Saisons
  • Rosamund the Fair
  • Al-Salam
  • Browns.
  • Exceed these restaurants Oxford hosts some traditional and historic pubs

  • The Eagle and Child
  • The Turf Tavern
  • The Lamb and Flag
  • The Bear
  • Education

    The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford, England, is
    The oldest university in the English-speaking world.
    Events and organizations and institutions officially associated with the
    University includes:

  • Worcester College, Backs of medieval cottages
  • The Oxford Union Society
  • The Oxford University Press, the world's oldest and largest
    University press
  • The Bodleian Library
  • Major Research Libraries (including the Sackler Library)
  • Oxford University Department for Continuing Education
  • The Taylor Institution
  • The Oxford University Student Union
  • Oxford University Newman Society – Catholic speaker society
  • The OICCU, the undergraduate Christian union
  • The Oxford University Museum of Natural History (sometimes called
    The Oxford University Museum)
  • The Pitt Rivers Museum
  • The Ashmolean Museum
  • The Bate Collection
  • Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum
  • Oxford University Sports Federation
  • Oxford University Boat Club
  • The O'Reilly Theater
  • Moser Theater
  • Rothermere American Institute
  • Said Business School
  • The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art
  • Computing Laboratory
  • Isis Innovation
  • Sports

    Oxford City FC and Milton United FC among others are two famous
    Football club and play regular club and league matches. Oxford
    Cavaliers Rugby League Club is the rugby club playing for Oxford city.
    Drayton Leisure Golf Driving Range is the golf course with 9 HOLE (PAR
    3) COURSE and 6 HOLES FLOODLIT. As a city in UK it has a number of
    Cricket teams and hosts tournaments like Bernard Tollett Oxfordshire
    Cup, National Cricket Club Championship, The Cricketer National Village
    Championship etc

    Tours and Sightseeing

    There are a number of tour operators in Oxford. The tourist information
    Center is also very helpful to find out a way to enjoy the visit
    Of Oxford.

    Hotels and Accommodations

    Accommodations in Oxford are limited, although recently, motels have
    Sprouted on theirts – good for those who want modern amenities.
    In addition, if you have a car, you may want to consider country houses
    Or small B & Bs on the outskirts of town
    Some of the notable hotels are:

  • Victoria House
    Hotel
  • Cotswold Lodge
    Classic Hotel
  • Westwood Country
    Hotel Ltd
  • Holiday Inn Oxford
  • The Oxford Hotel
  • Oxford Thames
    Four Pillars Hotel
  • Express by
    Holiday Inn Oxford Kassam Stadium
  • The Bat &
    Ball Inn
  • The Upper Reaches
  • Abingdon Four
    Pillars Hotel
  • Oxfordshire Inn
  • Days Inn Hotel Oxford
  • The Plow at Clifton Hampden
  • Marlborough Arms Hotel
  • The FEATHERS
  • Macdonald Bear Hotel
  • White Hart Hotel
  • Transport

    Oxford is located some 50 miles (80 km) north west of London; The
    Cities are linked by the M40 motorway, which also links northwards to
    Birmingham.

    Rail connections include services to London (Paddington), Bournemouth,
    Worcester (via the Cotswold Line), and Bicester. The city also has
    Regular train services northwards to Birmingham, Coventry and the
    North. The railway service connecting Oxford and Cambridge, known as
    The Varsity Line, was discontinued in 1968.
    The Oxford Canal connects to the River Thames at Oxford.

    Oxford Airport at Kidlington offers business and general aviation
    Services.
    Local bus services are large provided by the Oxford Bus Company and
    Stagecoach South Midlands.

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    Tourist Guide to Barnsley, Yorkshire

    Barnsley is South Yorkshire town with a population of just over 70,000

    people. Despite a reputation as a run-down area, Barnsley’s town centre

    is home to an impressive array of boutiques and quality restaurants.

    The shopping facilities are unusually good for a town of this size, and

    the large town centre market is busy and popular and has been standing

    since the thirteenth-century. The town centre is said to have more bars

    and pubs per square mile than almost any other region in the UK, so it

    goes without saying that Barnsley has plenty to offer in terms of

    nightlife!

    Barnsley might not be first choice for a relaxing break in the

    countryside, but historical parkland and ancient villages surround the

    town, and there is a wealth of historical monuments and buildings, some

    dating back to the twelfth-century.

    The town interchange is relatively small, but Barnsley is well

    connected by transport links and there are major redevelopments planned

    for the interchange later this year.

    History

    Barnsley’s history is documented back to 1249, when a Royal Charter was

    granted to allow a weekly market to be held in the area. Over the next

    five hundred years, Barnsley developed into a manufacturing centre,

    producing vast quantities of linen and glass, and attracting thousands

    of visitors. The area’s economic importance declined with the collapse

    of the mining industry – an important employer in the area – in the mid

    80s. Since then, Barnsley has begun rebranding itself as a sporting and

    leisure town, and funding has flooded in to aid this development.

    Important and exciting historical monuments and buildings are plentiful

    in Barnsley; and these include the pinnacle tower of St Mary’s church

    and the Monk Bretton Priory, both built in the twelfth-century and free

    to visit. Cannon Hall was once an eighteenth-century family home but

    has now been converted into a museum and gallery, exploring local

    history up to the Victorian period. The Elsecar Heritage Centre is

    housed within a former ironworks and colliery workshop, and comprises

    exhibitions of historical artefacts and craft works.

    Art Galleries

    There is only one permanent art gallery in Barnsley, and that is The Cooper Gallery on Church Street, opposite the town hall. The gallery features exhibitions of

    paintings, drawings and watercolours dating from the seventeenth- to

    the twentieth-century. The gallery is frequently home to temporary

    exhibitions of art and craft works by local and national artists.

    Admission to the gallery is free.

    The Cannon Hall Museum has a small, permanent display of historical art

    works, including paintings and crafts.

    For other temporary exhibitions around Barnsley, J+K Wood is a framing

    shop with a small space dedicated to exhibiting works of art, and the

    Barnsley College of Creative Arts host an annual Celebration of

    Excellence, showcasing the work of its students.

    Theatres

    The Barnsley Lamproom Theatre complex is located in an old Methodist

    Chapel on Westgate, and comprises three theatre groups: the Lamproom

    Theatre Company, the Lamproom Musical Theatre Company, and the youth

    theatre. The Lamproom showcases a range of large-scale productions,

    including amateur performances, musical theatre, one-man shows and the

    ever-popular Christmas pantomime.

    Barnsley is also home to a number of independent theatre companies,

    specialising in non-mainstream drama and performance. These include

    Mark Mark Productions, with slapstick comedies and magic tricks, The

    Faceless Co and The Theatre.

    Restaurants

    Barnsley town centre has much to offer for eating-out. Alongside a

    large selection of takeaways and fast food restaurants, Barnsley boasts

    a number of the contemporary restaurants and live music venues that are

    springing up around the country and combining the dining experience

    with a more lively night out.

    The Citrus Rooms is one example. This complex comprises a bar, cafe and

    music venue, with an extensive menu and in-house chef. The Lucorum is

    another popular choice, comprising a café, bar, Mediterranean

    restaurant, beauty salon and hairdressers.

    Barnsley is an idea destination for fans of Chinese cuisine. China Moon

    and New Jade Palace are popular Chinese restaurants and takeaways, and

    the China Court Restaurant serves high quality Chinese food, with warm

    service and a stylish ambience.

    Pubs/Bars

    Local legend has it that Barnsley is home to more pubs per square mile than

    almost any other region in the UK. Whether this is literally the case or not, there

    are certainly more than 120 bars in the town centre, catering to a wide

    range of tastes and wallets.

    There are stylish and up-market venues, such as The Citrus Rooms

    complex comprising a bar, cafe and live music venue, as well as popular

    workingmen’s clubs, such as The Farm Road Social Club, that are

    building new followings amongst a younger generation raised on bar

    franchises and chain pubs. Tempo is a pre-club bar, open until 4am on

    Saturdays and presenting house music DJs, and the Arches is rock pub.

    There are a dozen real ale pubs in the town recommended by the local

    branch of CAMRA.

    Nightclubs

    Barnsley’s vast selection of pubs and bars generate a vibrant nightlife

    in the town, but there are only three dedicated nightclubs in Barnsley.

    Club Hedonism has a large, out-of-town following and presents R’n’b,

    chart, club classics and rock music four nights a week. Drinks are

    cheap and the club is located above the Chicago Rock Café.

    Heaven and Hell has branches in other towns and cities around the UK,

    and presents a variety of electro house, hardstyle, hard trance, funky

    and electro techno in its large, town centre venue.

    Livingstones Club opens three nights each week and presents party

    anthems, hip-hop and r’n’b in its two rooms.

    Other venues playing host to club nights include The Citrus Rooms, with

    alternative, indie and rock, and The Lucorum, recently voted Best Club

    Night in the North by Galaxy 105.

    Shopping

    Barnsley town centre market is ideal for bargain-hunters. The Market

    Hall comprises more than three hundred stalls and opens five days a

    week. There are also Meat and Fish Markets, Antiques and Collectors

    Markets and a car boot sale.

    Major redevelopments of the shopping facilities are planned, but

    currently, the main shopping streets in Barnsley town centre are Queen

    Street, Cheapside, May Day Green and the Arcade. The Arcade is the

    place to find designer boutiques and independent retailers.

    The Alhambra shopping centre is based a short drive from the town

    centre and houses around thirty stores, including most of the major

    retailers. The Alhambra is open seven days a week.

    Sports

    As a result of a governmental objective to encourage sports and

    athletics, Barnsley (and many other regions) are now home to a wealth

    of sporting facilities.

    There are numerous leisure centres in Barnsley. The Barnsley Metrodome

    is a huge leisure complex, comprising four swimming pools, squash

    courts, bowls facilities, a gym, dance studio and health suite.

    Athersley Leisure Centre offers gymnastics and athletics facilities, as

    well as football coaching on astro-turf pitches. The Dorothy Hyman

    Stadium boasts state of the art athletics facilities and coaching.

    Other leisure centres include Hoyland Leisure Centre, Royston Leisure

    Centre and Penistone Leisure Centre.

    There are a number of golf courses to be found in the rolling

    countryside that surrounds Barnsley. Wombwell Hillies is one example of

    a nine-hole course, open to the public.

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    Night Tour in Sofia

    I got back home in Bulgaria for the Christmas holidays. Like always I wanted to go to the newest clubs and to check the night life of the city. Taking into account that I am living mainly abroad, every time I come back home I can notice all the changes in the city.

    I met a friend of mine who also lives abroad and we started our night tour. She had not gone out in Sofia for the last two years and we decided to check different clubs with different music, so we can get an overview of the night life in Sofia.

    Firstly, we went to a well known club located in the basement of the national library of the city. The music was mainly pop music including the newest Bulgarian pop songs. The people were mixed in terms of age. There were 20 something years old as also 50 years old. Due to the minus temperature outside everyone was dressed with warm clothes even inside. However, there were some people smoking outside. According to the new accepted Bulgarian law, there is a smoking ban and it is not allowed to smoke inside the club. My friend is a smoker, so we went outside for a while. I listened to the conversation of the people around me. There were some Erasmus students, people who were complaining about their flight back home, discussing Christmas mood in different European cities and variety of similar topics.

    After 2 hours we had to go. It was time for our next club. We went to a famous fancy "chalga" club. "Chalga" as defined in Wikipedia is a Bulgarian music genre with regional appeal in the Balkan countries and some international following. Chalga is a blend of Turkish, Bulgarian, Arabic, Greek and Balkan influences, as well as motives from flamenco, filmi and klezmer music. It is known for repeating musical themes and dance rhythms, which are known as kyuchek in Bulgarian. Back to the fancy club: we had to pay a good amount of money to enter the club. All the furniture was in white, it was stylish and expensive. We met several people who are also studying or living abroad and came back for Christmas holidays. For a lot of them it is a "must" to visit a club with chalga music when they are back home. The explanation is that this is a music you can hear only here and is kind of typical for the country for the last 20 years. We also met some friends who graduated abroad and came back in Bulgaria to work. They are working in multinational companies and are pretty happy with the standard of living they can have here. However, the music was not only chalga. This kind of music is played after 2:30 am Even after the DJ usually mixes different pop music with this style. So, there is everything for everyone. The difference with the first club is that here the people were younger. Also they are more formal dressed according to the fancy style of the club.

    It was time for our third and last club. We went to another club in the center which is a real "chalga" club. There were no other music, no mixture of genres. It is the classical club for this kind of music, a place you can only see in Bulgaria. When we arrived in front of the club, there were already some drunk men fighting against each other because of unknown reason and some women shouting and wondering what to do. Inside the club, the atmosphere was not so stylish and fancy. I would rather rate it like a classic night club without a specific style. There was a gypsy orchestra singing and playing chalga music. Some girls were dancing on the sofa or table (a typical way of dancing on this music). There were almost naked dancers everywhere. Young and beautiful girls who are dancing for money. They were going from table to table trying to get some money from the angry looking men. There were people of all ages. What was typical is the way girls were dressed: wearing high heels is a must, provocative clothes and highly fixed hair as well. Despite the smoking ban, everyone was smoking inside the club. There were napkins everywhere on the floor which stuck to the high heels of the provocative girls (napkins are you used to be thrown in the air, no specific reason).

    Me and my friend found some people we know inside and sat on their table. It turned out that they are frequent clients of the club and everyone knows them. Several dancers were coming to the table to talk and dance to one of the guys. Like always I was extremely interested in talking with new people and then, with some of the girls. I had thousands of questions to ask. My friend was laughing at my constant passion to communicate with all kind of different people. However, I managed to talk with one of them. She was really excited that there is someone who is actually interested in her life and threats her with respect. I was fascinated by her faith and decisions. She is 21 years old, she used to study acting but she stopped. She starts leaving alone and because she really enjoys dancing, she decided that dancing could be both a hobby and a job. I wanted to ask about the clothes (the lack of those) when dancing and several other questions but I decided that a conversation outside the club would be more appropriate. And after all she was working and I did not want her to have problems because of talking with me.

    After several guys being kicked out because of fighting with each other, me and my friend decided that is time to finish with our night tour and we left the small patriarchic Bulgaria.

    On my way home I was thinking: how so different places exist and how so different people go there. It is like a culture in the culture. The European style, the fancy club, the patriarchic style – all these is in Bulgaria. Some people deny, for example, the existence of places like the third club, they judge everyone who is going to places like this. They just do not want to accept that there is such kind of community with these kind of values ​​in Bulgaria nowdays. However, whatever we are doing, it is a fact. It exists.

    The good thing is that there is a lot of different clubs and bars with different kind of styles. This is definitely the largest charm of Sofia – you can choose different places to go, enter different sub societies and communities, talk with different type of people.

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    Traveling Has Great Educational Value

    The value of traveling as a part of education is great. Books give the students the theoretical knowledge. It is a second hand knowledge based on the experiences of others. Traveling gives students first had and practical knowledge. Such a knowledge is more valuable and permanent. Personal and practical experiences are never forgotten. They stand us in good stead throughout the life.

    The value of tours, excursions, expeditions etc., during school and college days is of much practical importance. They strengthen learning and make education easy and entertaining. The lessons of history, geography, economics, science etc. can be best learnt by traveling to historical sites, places of natural interest, factories, great laboratories and national institutions. Lessons in ecology, environment and forest preservation become easier by visiting slums, industrially degraded places and forests. That is why such a great importance is attached to educational tours, expeditions and excursions. The problems of poverty, over-population and slums become clearer by visiting the living conditions of the villagers and slum-dwellers. Lessons in history become a mere book-learning without a visit to museums and historical places.

    Education is an ever ongoing process. It does not stop wit leaving a school or a college. Life itself is the biggest school and experience the biggest teacher. Travel takes us to various places and people. It provides us with many new and rich experiences. We come into contact with new people, things and places. The practical knowledge obtained through traveling is matchless. Traveling is essential to understand people, places and things.

    Travel widens our horizon of knowledge. It broadens the mind and enlarges the heart. It is ever enjoyable and entertaining. Modern means of traveling are very fast, easy, economical and convinent. Their speed, safety and reliability is beyond doubt. Students can easily to on tours and expeditions and obtain rich, practical and much valuable education. The more travel there is, the richer and wider is your training and education. Travel in the young age is a part of education. Travel teaches the students about the oneness in the variety and diversity of life.

    Travel promotes feelings of tolerance and brotherhood. It grows and promotes feelings of nationalism. Travel is a good means to know one’s country, people, culture and history. It increases business and commercial activities. It brings people closer. Promotion of cultural, social and national activities are part of liberal education. It is through traveling that warm, true and genuine friendship and brotherhood can be formed. Travel changes our attitudes favourably. It makes us enlightened intellectually.

    A student who never goes out of his city or town has a narrow vision. His outlook is limited and bookish. He fails to can never realise the real greatness, strength and glorious culture of the country. By traveling he can easily learn and imbibe the integrity and unity of India. It is rightly said that home-keeping youth has ever homely wits. Learning is not complete without traveling.

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    Important Things To Consider When Choosing A Hotel

    Choosing a hotel to stay in is one of the most important decisions to make when planning a trip. This can be difficult, especially when embarking on a journey to an unfamiliar destination. A perfect choice can help make the trip a more exciting experience while a poor choice could ruin the trip altogether. Below we will discuss five major factors to consider before booking a hotel.

    Price

    Choosing a hotel that suits your travel budget is a key factor to consider. This would help you save some cost if well thought out. Hotel prices are affected by location, hotel type (luxury or budget hotel) and also by the facilities. With the right research you can get a good bargain in a top hotel (especially when they offer discounts).

    Location

    So many questions would come to mind when considering the hotel’s location. Is it close to the venue of your primary reason for travelling? Is it in a secure location? What is transportation in the area like? What are the tourist attractions around the area? Are there any medical centres around? All these questions and more need to be properly answered to make sure you are close to everything you would need throughout your stay.

    Facilities/Amenities

    This is one very important factor to consider because it helps you understand what facilities are available at the hotel compared what the ones you need. Therefore helps you avoid unpleasant surprises. For instance, it would be discouraging to find out that the hotel does not have Wi-Fi and internet connection, especially for those on a business trip. How about finding out that you might need to share the bathroom or some other conveniences.

    Value

    Getting true value for money spent can only be done by comparing prices of the different hotels simultaneously. You can ask for discounts and other lucrative offers ad save some money. Apart from considering the price of the hotel, you can also research about value added services like laundry/dry cleaning, internet access, extended room services, etc.

    Reviews

    Reading through the experiences of others who have stayed at any of the hotels you are considering would help to authenticate the quality and standard of the hotel. Though you can’t solely rely on this factor, most times these reviews are honest and vital resources needed when deciding between hotels. These reviews help you answer questions like are the hotel rooms clean, are the air conditioners working, how friendly is the customer service and whether the food at the restaurant is any good.

    If you put these five factors into consideration before booking a hotel for your next trip, am sure you would not be disappointed with your choice.

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    Advantages of Bus Travel

    Bus is the most popular transport nowadays. Many people choose bus as the best transport for them because of the many advantages they find in it. Others never get on a bus, thinking only of the disadvantages, which are truly a lot. Here I will tell you the reasons why it is better to choose travelling by bus rather than travelling with your car for example.

    The good standpoints for travelling by bus

    Many people choose bus transport because it is cheap. This is the main reason why when you get on a bus you will see mainly students and old people. The tickets for long destinations are much cheaper than the flight tickets. You can also by a card for every month and travel at reduced fare. This is also a good advantage to choose bus transport, because it saves you money that you can spend on your next vacation.

    Another good advantage of bus transport when going on short travels is that bad weather won’t be a problem for the bus driver. If you are planning to go to the nearest village with your bicycle and it starts raining or snowing, you will get wet for sure. If you choose the bus, you can save yourself this uncomfortable situation and it also can save you money because it won’t get you sick. Also if you choose to take a flight and the weather surprises you and a storm comes out, you may be waiting for hours because of delayed flights.

    However, this won’t happen if you choose bus travel. In modern buses, you will have an air conditioner, toilet, the bus-hostess will offer you drinks and snacks to make your trip more enjoyable, and there are also at least two TV sets in new travel buses. So you can enjoy your trip watching a movie and having a snack without worrying when will be the next stop for the toilet. Also if you are travelling on a bus for more hours or even days, you can always make new friends there. So, the new social contacts are the other advantage of the bus. And if you have to choose between a plane or bus, remember that you will see much more if you are travelling with a bus. The bus also stops at many places during the travel and in that time, you can have a coffee or a cigarette if you are a smoker. In the plane this could not be done.

    Another good advantage of buses is that they reduce the traffic jams in the rush hour in big cities. Imagine that everyone uses cars. The traffic jams will be a lot bigger than they are now. In some countries like India, a bus can gather more than 150 passengers. Imagine that all these people were using their cars instead of bus transport the cities will be crowded.

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    Cessna Aircraft Compared – The Cessna 172 Vs The Cessna 182

    To the uninitiated, the Cessna 172 and Cessna 182 are indistinguishable from each other. Both are 4 seat, high wing planes with struts bracing each wing. But for pilots, they are substantially different aircraft.

    The major difference between the 172 and 182 are the engines. Both have been produced for over 40 years and during that time have come from the factory with a variety of engines. Since the 172N was introduced in 1977, the factory standard engine has produced 160 hp. Prior to that 172 engines ranged from 145 to 160 hp. Many older aircraft have been upgraded in the after market to more powerful engines, including a popular 180 hp. version. All such changes are accomplished via a STC, or supplemental type certificate issued by the FAA.

    Though the 182 has been powered by a several different engines, standard non-turbo models have always weighed in at 230 hp. This difference in horsepower has several implications. One is of course speed. The 182 is 15-20 knots faster than a 172. It can also climb 200 feet per minute faster. Typically aircraft with bigger engines can lift more weight too. A standard late model 172 maximum weight is 2450 lbs, a 182 3100 lbs. Not all of that difference is useful load, an empty 182 is around 300 lbs. heavier than its smaller cousin.

    Not all of the differences between the 172 and 182 are as easy to quantify as specifications and performance numbers. Being heavier, the 182 is a more stable aircraft than a 172. It doesn’t bounce around quite so much, and tends to track better in the direction you want it to go. This is a good feature if you intend to do much instrument flying. (Flying in the clouds or without visual reference to the ground.)

    With over 200 horsepower and a controllable pitch propeller, the 182 is also considered a high performance airplane. What this means is that additional instruction is needed to be able to fly it, both by regulation and requirements of insurance companies.

    As far as price goes, a typical price for a used 1978 172 would be in the low $40,000’s, while a similarly equipped 182 would be at least $20,000 more. A 182 will be more expensive to own too. Insurance, inspections, engine overhauls and operating costs will all be more. For example, a 182 will consume about 3 gallons per hour more fuel.

    None of these things makes one plane better than the other. What distinguishes a plane is how you intend to use it. If you want a simple plane that’s relatively cheap to operate, that calls for a 172. If you want to use your plane for transportation and intend to go into weather, a 182 would better suit your purpose.

    Finally, as for distinguishing one plane from another, the giveaway is the nose. A 182 has a fuller cowling section to cover the larger engine and a more streamlined windscreen.

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