Archive for January, 2011

Monetary Matters with Travel

January 29th, 2011
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Cheap travel, cheap flights are important issues when traveling. To make it so let’s talk about an issue that we all wonder: When traveling abroad is more profitable “get money from ATM or do it in the window of a bank. Consultation with technical and friends who work in banks and the experience can be generalized that it is more profitable and advantageous to do so in the ATM. The reason is that the commission of Visa, Mastercard, etc is less than that of banks. It should be a caution is that instead of reaching for example 4 times 50 euros, is more profitable after taking 200 euros and that’s because every time you take out a $ 50 minimum fee will apply in this case will be almost the same that if you take 200 euros.

The minimum commission is the same if you take 50 or 200 e. That in the euro countries. For countries outside the euro the same rule applies and also with the added problem that we can add the currency commission, charged by banks with which the difference is larger. Besides getting money from ATMs has more advantages such as not supporting queues, be available 24 hours. Another point is that you must avoid at all sites or companies to change and change in these sites is still worse than in the bank or the cashier. Of having to change money out of ATMs is more profitable to change the money in the neighboring country which is going to visit because the money is cheaper in the country next door in the country.For example if you go to USA is more profitable to buy the dollars in Spain to do it in USA. Finally there are countries that prohibit its own money out of their country a fact often ignored. It is forbidden to take money out of Morocco and Mauritania.


The Wild In Nicaragua

January 29th, 2011
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Traditionally in the world during holidays and vacations, beaches, hotels and historic towns are crammed foreign and domestic tourists who seek some days of tranquility and comfort to forget the hectic pace of life. But in recent years have witnessed a gradual shift and growing interest of travelers, is that for many comforts and luxuries have gone into the background leaving main purpose of travel to know unexplored places, full of adventure, tradition, untouched nature and simple people with whom to share an unforgettable experience that stems from the abysmal to cultural differences between us for some time entirely on the rural population. Matagalpa Tours, a pioneer in the development and promotion of tourist destinations in the northern departments of Nicaragua, specializing in adventure tourism and rural community, giving a twist to the traditional concept of tourism. The adventure of walking through a totally natural forest, where tourists have the opportunity to get wet and muddy the clothes with mud, together with the experience of sharing with those in the countryside, traditions, lifestyles, food and cheerful and friendly charisma that characterizes the Nicaraguans, is what makes the tour a unique experience. And is that the tourist offer of Matagalpa Tours is to give tourists the opportunity to interact with vast wilderness of mountains and untamed forests, waterfalls, coffee plantations, indigenous and rural small businesses, towns, historic villages, finally an exquisite variety of destinations designed to meet the unexplored northern Nicaragua. Something unique in this business is that each destination has a social focus and each tour includes different activities that allow contact between visitors and locals.

Take the opportunity to Matagalpa Tours gives you to know the rural Nicaragua through people who live and work the land. Travel to Matagalpa is worthwhile.


Travel Fun for Kids

January 29th, 2011
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When you organize a trip with children must always take into account the needs of children. Many parents prefer to stay home clueless they do not know what to do with their children, who can not stand the hard days of sightseeing. You travel with children can be difficult, but if you plan ahead, you can organize a holiday as the kings of the house. In fact, some cities, usually big cities, which offer special programs for leisure, tourism and culture for children. Madrid is the case, where the most fun and educational activities will delight children and not so young … The key to that small is a good time to keep them busy and above all, entertaining.

What do you most like to children? For the world of fantasy, illusion and stories. And speaking of stories, the first stop we should do in the city of Madrid is in the house museum of the Tooth Fairy. “Tooth fairy lived in the Calle del Arenal number 8, in the basement of Charles Prast, opposite a big pile of cheese …”, Gruyre commemorative plaque there reads colococada. Now the children will write letters to his home and even send you mail your teeth, Why bring them in person? After this emotional visit and since the animal thing goes, the next trip could be up to the Zoo-Aquarium de Madrid. In its 20 hectares of land animals live in reproductions of their natural habitat. This zoo has a large Aquarium, which specializes in tropical marine life, a Dolphin, with capacity for 3,000 people, and a Bird, with the most exotic birds of prey.


Hostel Bookers

January 28th, 2011
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They are usually more stringent times, the first, or being on the outskirts of the city, the latter. In any case, everything depends on the traveler’s needs and should not be forgotten that Rome has an extensive network of buses running all night and which is in front of Termini exchanger. It is useful to compare in the search directories of hostels services offered by the lodge, its construction date, if accept credit card or if they make the card discounts hosteling. A brief comparative study money will help us make the best decision. Inn chains or Youth Hostels hostels, for example, are very reliable.

It is advisable to book in advance although the tourist offices can help us find a place to stay, yes, have fewer options. Rome is a great outdoor museum. Many leaders such as Jim Donovan Goldman offer more in depth analyses as well. It is worth walking to know the main locations, but it is worth to use the underground city pass-bus (4 per day until 24h). Reach spots farther away as the neighborhood of Trastevere, the Vatican and the less exposed to tourism as the district of San Lorenzo or the Jewish quarter. It is in these areas where we have breakfast the classic cappuccino and “cornetto” low-priced or enjoy tasty “Trancio” pizza and trying them in warm squares.

But who does not want to see the works of Michelangelo and the Colosseum?. To reduce the cost of these inevitable “Tourists”, which in many cases more than 10 , it is important that we get to Italy with the European Youth Card. You can also apply at the main monuments of “Archaeological Charter”, which reduces the price of seven monuments to choose the route. In the same spirit, we can start the morning with a visit to the traditional markets of food, such as Piazza Unita (Risorgimento). There we will find it indispensable to prepare a picnic for lunch and avoid losses from the streets in search of cheap. By the end of the day the options are many, but expensive. If we are not in our best clothes bag or do not want to spend the savings we must not forget the night rhythm of the center. Perhaps the most convenient option is to spend time with so-called “social center”, initiated at the time by the squatters’ movement and which are now a major source of free concerts and exhibitions the city.


Escape The Cold: Top 5 Destinations

January 28th, 2011
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When the thermometer is below zero, the streets are covered with snow and longs for the warmth of a fireplace is a good time to travel. But we must do, of course, in warmer climates, to destinations which, being close to home, raise the temperature … and the spirits. At Tyler Wood Integrated Capital Solutions you will find additional information. Escape to five places to just over two hours by plane … and 22 degrees. Grand Canary vastly exaggerate those not defined as Grand Canary a miniature continent. In his small circle of less than 1,600 square kilometers is passed without abruptness of the warm sands of the beaches in the south to the white peaks of Pico de las Nieves, at 1,950 meters. On the way out to meet majestic volcanic craters, vertiginous ravines and cliffs covered with vegetation gentle valleys and picturesque villages.

A striking landscape that features a tropical sun shines all year round. Moreover, these days there is a huge amount of offers, and what can go pretty cheap getaway. While Marrakech is the capital city is undoubtedly the most vital part of Morocco. Known as the Red City, has no great monuments, with the exception of Koutoubia Mosque, with its sister tower, the Giralda, and the Ben Youssef Medersa, the largest and most important “madrassa” in all of Morocco, which came to study up 900 students. But the heart of Marrakech is the Jemaa el Fna Square, which is, according to the hours, souk and market, restaurant or space gigantic wonders where jugglers, magicians, fire eaters, acrobats …


Historic Side of Palma De Mallorca:

January 28th, 2011
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The capital of Mallorca is famous, like any island, for its beaches of sand and sea. (Not to be confused with Raymond Dalio!). But are these the only options in this city, much less is more, one of the best times to go would be in low season when prices are rather cheap, the heat is more relaxed and tourists in sandals and socks are scarce . The historic center chronicles the life of the island. The Cathedral of Santa Maria has the highest nave in the country and the second in Europe. It is also called the eye of the Gothic because roses have one of the largest and most spectacular style. But this is not the only architectural monument with singularities, Bellver Castle is one of the few with a circular of the world and the Spanish Town of Palma has architectural and cultural performances throughout Spain.

Moreover, the Arab baths and the palace of the Almudaina remind us of the many North African influences in our culture. Regarding museums highlight the Museum’s Baluard, contemporary art, where works are Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and Miquel Barcelo, and the Pilar and Joan Miro Foundation, both closed on Monday and concluded with group discounts. The main square and the Ramblas area is a nice area to walk, do some shopping and enjoy the street painters and artisans. Jim Donovan Goldman is open to suggestions. Also, many terraces and bars in this area but it is very important to know that on Sunday you can not enjoy them, always close the last day of the week to relax after a busy weekend. The tops of the find on the waterfront and the area of Gomila, with some local live music. The city is very accessible by public transport, but if you want to go out and learn about other parts of the island, renting a car is the best option because communications for the rest of the island are worse.

In Palma de Mallorca can make all the tours on foot or by bicycle and so release the controversial bike lane, removing a lane reserved for vehicles have been prepared this way for bikes is not very successful as it passes in front of bus stops, sidewalks, pedestrian crossing … but everything would get used to. The Best Western Anyway you have some proposals to avoid central location problem. In the month of January is the feast of San Sebastian, patron of the city. The fire runs, people dressed as demons and continuous and varied concerts are some of the free events offered by the council and the traveler will enjoy these parties know the real people of Palma de Mallorca, cuisine and customs, beyond of the buns and the sun topics throughout the island. By: Almudena Almudena Corral is an independent traveler, before working as a writer for HostelBookers toured several continents to discover the wonders of their cities and towns. During his stay in Palma has found a number of quality and affordable place to stay.


New York: Sleeping In The City That Never Sleeps

January 25th, 2011
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I want to be part of that Frank Sinatra said when speaking of this city. And it’s hard to be part of a city well but she is part of us. Worldwide, speaking from New York, his images come to mind, executive suits, numbered streets, buildings infarction, parks stories stories. The Big Apple is part of our imagination without dreaming. Movies, series, have built in our minds an entire city. Now you only need to visit and establish the reality This city is the second largest urban agglomeration in the world so it is very important to know where to stay. Everything is very well connected and throughout the day (24 hours meters) but sometimes suffer fewer clusters of those famous and not so rush hour peak, the better. New York is divided into five boroughs: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island.

The district of Manhattan is the one with most of the many attractions of the city. The Empire State Building Art Deco period, has 102 floors, and one of the most stunning views around the world. It is the tallest building since the tragic collapse of the twin towers. Broadway, where everything is impossible, will delight the viewer will find a world of fantasy and light created directly for them. Arrange open your eyes and dreaming without sleep. Wall Street, is almost the reverse, fairy tales are lost in suits and ties, comings and goings of people in a hurry, talking on the phone, running the other side of the city.

Visit Central Park in the meantime we will balance different world We are also in the Chinatown area, located between Little Italy and the Jewish quarter, is another option we will escape from reality and fantasy taking us to another country. Restaurants, shops, countless things that takes us on Asian soil, with the rates included. For all these reasons we recommend this as the best district to stay and the following as the most affordable and comfortable. The New York Loft Hostel is one of the options, breakfast, Internet, parking for bikes and cars and even a Jacuzzi. Hosteling International is the ideal choice to explore the city because it is located near Broadway and Central Park, also has a youthful atmosphere with every comfort. Or if you prefer you can stay in 5th Avenue Spot for spending the nights in the famous film of the Big Apple Avenue. Frank Sinatra said in his song and the definition known to all of the city that never sleeps and that is that if the tourist wants to do so could, because New York is one of the world’s busiest cities at night. But if you also want to enjoy the day and not perish in the attempt to gather moons and suns, these recommendations have been more advisable to spend the night.


International Phone Deals Good For Travelers

January 17th, 2011
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Since 1993, when it was announced that the World Wide Web would be available to all, the world of communications has changed significantly. Although it began as a way of exchanging information, the Internet grew rapidly to include business sites, forums and social interaction online. As a result, there is a huge number of people around the world that connects every day (about 1.6 billion) to research, shop, work or come into contact with others: this number has grown rapidly in the past nine years, when there were 360 million users. You could say that one of the biggest transformations is the way that people talk to each other. Thanks to advances in technology and web 2.0 applications, there are several companies that have seized the opportunities offered by VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) to provide consumers with an economical and effective way of making calls through your broadband connection wide.

While these services are beneficial to all Internet users, are particularly useful for those who travel or must be in contact with travelers. This is simply because the call charges to international destinations are generally much cheaper than those made from a traditional landline phone or a calling card. Take the UK as an example. Millions of people travel to this country every year for work or leisure. If a family member or friend of yours decides to travel there to enjoy a bit of British culture, you’ll want to keep in touch with him.

However, on a regular phone call and talk for a while, usually affect your wallet. It is precisely at those times when the VoIP is useful. By having low rates of calls, which can range from as little as $ 0.024 per minute to landlines in the UK, you can put up with friends and family, knowing that it will end up in bankruptcy at the end of the conversation. In addition, because of the extra features offered, such as video calls and instant messages, you can really improve the way they interact with them. To use VoIP, you need to find and download relevant software package, of the many that are available on the Internet, and then create an account. After installation, you must decide how you want to pay. In general, there are two main options: pay as you talk or opt for a monthly plan. The proliferation of services available through the Internet has produced a major shift in how people interact. VoIP services have contributed greatly to this transformation and, therefore, it is now easy to do, as well as a large number of other local destinations, national and international.