We have the Travelling Section, so we are going to write posts about interesting places to visit all around the world in more than 80 words!
Much is now carrying the paradisiacal destinations like Thailand , Koh Phi Phi , Riviera Maya , Cancun … in short, exotic destinations.
They are also very large and well visited economy cities such as Paris, London or New York.
However, in this post we are going to focus on:
Thailand is considered a jewel of nature, for those who do not know this wonderful country , I have to say is in Southeast Asia and consists of two main dry seasons and monsoon ( heavy rains ) . Whenever temperatures are around 30 ° C and there are high levels of moisture .
The capital of Thailand is Bangkok, a city north of the country, although most tourist destinations are located on the coast and in the south , such as Phuket and Khaolak .
Khaolak is a sparsely populated area rather occupied by the tourism industry here can find many resorts located on the beach .
Thailand’s beaches are fine white – sand caused by coral, and the water is clear , usually resorts offer endless water activities such as jet skiing, Snorkel or small boats rides typical of Thailand.
Peak season is usually from November to March , many resorts offer fine dining set in its own grounds of the hotel , or in the “pool area” ( pool area ) , Christmas Eve is customary in Thailand to launch lanterns lit flame the night of 24 December and many hotels offer this activity.
We can enjoy a magnificent sunset in a jacuzzi in suites most of these fantastic hotels.
In defintiva , Thailand is a tourist destination that can satisfy all our needs well-deserved vacation whatever our stressful jobs, it’s just great for traveling with kids , because unlike the Caribbean , Thailand is more family- like.
Famous and cool Resort at Khao Lak, Thailand: www.khaolakorchid.com
Now we are going to talk about cruises.
The cruise season has begun ! In summer fancy lie all day in the lounge chair , listening to the lapping waves , or take a dip in the pool but also like to travel, to combine both in a single option , we have the cruise, there are plenty of options : River cruises , overseas , or the most famous , the cruise 7 days / 8 nights ( ideal number of days to enjoy this magnificent experience and know cities or new countries , new cultures, new people , etc. … )
Leading the ranking have Royal Caribbean , based in Miami ( USA ) has operated since 1968.
Currently has a fleet of 22 ships and will add new over 2014-2016
The MS OASIS OF THE SEAS is currently the boat world’s largest passenger was built in 2009 , can accommodate 6300 passengers, has a length of 361 meters, a heliport and interior cobbled streets with all kinds of fancy restaurants , cafes and shops. Has climbing wall , spa, and The Aquatheater , a pool of 6.6 meters wide by 15.7 meters long and 5.4 meters deep , which , according to statements by the Royal Caribbean , making it the largest freshwater pool installed in a water boat.
Next on the list is the MSC company, based in Geneva (Switzerland ) has been operating since 1987.
Currently has a fleet of 12 ships
The MSC DIVINA was one of the last to join , along with MSC PREZIOSA were built in 2012 , 2013 respectively.
It can accommodate up to 3959 passengers.
The concept of ships allows guests the highest level of comfort and privacy. MSC Divina features a revised rear – living room, casino and disco , along with a new ” infinity pool ” and solely for adults. Aurea Spa will Balinese massage , saunas , steam baths , and much more . MSC Divina will also debut Aurea Spa Suites, these are exclusive to members of the Yacht Club and part of the MSC Yacht Club complex . It also features several enhancements in order to keep the guests entertained . These include the new film “4D ” along with a Formula 1 simulator .
The third in the list is Costa Cruises , based in Genoa (Italy ) was created in 1854 , began sailing in 1924 and became a company of passengers in 1948. Currently has a fleet of 17 vessels and added 1 new this year called 2014 COSTA DIADEMA.
The latest ship added to this company was the Costa Fascinosa , added in 2012 , it houses 3800 passengers, has a length of 290 meters and some facilities are: Simulator Grand Prix Simulator Golf, slide panoramic water, 4 swimming pools, 5 jacuzzis , Squok Club ( for children), teen Zone ( for teens) , Cinema 4D , multi-sports court , Theatre on 3 levels , Casino, Discotheque, Shopping Center , Internet Point, 5 restaurants , 13 bars , 6,000 square Samsara Spa .
The last in this list is the company Ibero Cruises , based in Madrid, ( Spain ) was founded in 2007. Currently its fleet is 2 sister ships since sold 3 different companies , one of which Costa Cruises.
Both GRAND CELEBRATION, as the GRAND HOLIDAY find 3 restaurants, 3 bars with different atmospheres indoor , 2 outdoor bars , Grand Theatre Mirasierra, Attica Nightclub, bodybuilding and fitness room , 2 pools with panoramic sea views, 3 jacuzzis , 1 children’s pool with slide, beauty and wellness center with sauna , Turkish bath and a variety of treatments and massages , and much more : shopping arcades , game rooms , library , lounges , casino , conference rooms , solariums, etc. …
On the 14th of June we are travelling on one of these for a whole week around the mediterranean sea for our end-of-year trip! We are going to have a nice time there
It is the largest and most populous city in Australia , with a metropolitan area population of nearly 4,034,000 inhabitants.
It is the state capital of New South Wales was founded in 1788.
Is located southeast of Australia , on the banks of the wide bay Jackson. The city was built around Port Jackson , which includes Sydney Harbour . In the city stands the Sydney Opera House , the Sydney Harbour Bridge and its beaches. The metropolitan area is surrounded by national parks containing bays and rivers. The city has hosted international sporting events like the Olympic Games in Sydney 2000 and the final of the Rugby World Cup 2003 , among others. The main airport serving Sydney is Kingsford Smith International Airport , known as the Sydney Airport .
Sydney is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, and is reflected in its role as the main destination for immigrants to Australia .
According to a study on the cost of living , Sydney proved to be the most expensive city in Australia and the 15th worldwide. Sydney also leads the top 10 cities with the best quality of life in the world, in another study by the same company in partnership with The Economist.
Sydney has an extensive public transport network that includes train, monorail , buses , metro and ferries.
Sydney Opera House ( Sydney Opera House ) : the Sydney Opera House was built in 1973 The building has a very famous organizational structure as ‘ sails ‘ with white tiles . . The opera has a large concert hall , a room for opera and other smaller rooms. It is an emblem of the city and its most photographed building .
Sydney Harbour Bridge ( Sydney Harbour Bridge ): The bridge was built in 1932 and is the first harbor bridge. It was the longest bridge of a single arch in the world. You can climb with a guide.
The Rocks ( Rocks ) : Sydney ‘s oldest neighborhood. There renovated historic buildings , art galleries , pubs , restaurants , cafes and tourist shops . The Museum of Contemporary Art ( Museum of Contemporary Art ) is in this neighborhood and has a collection of Australian and international contemporary art . It is the most European quarter of the city.
The Beaches of Sydney are very famous. The most famous – and most popular – are Bondi and Manly. Sydney has more than 50 beaches and influence the culture of the city . Some beaches are visited with parks , walking, surfing, barbecues , markets, restaurants and shops ; however, others are isolated and quiet.
Paddington is a beautiful neighborhood located three kilometers east of the center of Sydney . In it you can find many Victorian homes and an interesting market on Saturdays. In Oxford Street there are many trendy shops and independent art galleries .
Darling Harbour ( ” Darling Harbour ” ) is a port city . Today it is a popular tourist site, with restaurants, bars, shops and parks. There are also concerts and other public events . Places of interest include the Chinese Garden , the National Maritime Museum ( National Maritime Museum ) and Sydney Aquarium ( Sydney Aquarium ) .
Art Gallery of New South Wales ( Art Gallery of New South Wales ) is the oldest art gallery in Sydney and has a significant collection of Australian art from the eighteenth , nineteenth and twentieth centuries. There are also collections of Asian art, European , International and Aboriginal .
Newtown is a neighborhood three miles south of the city center . It is a very interesting and alternative mixed neighborhood. Its main street called King Street has many shops and ethnic restaurants. King Street is estimated to have more than 30 Thai restaurants.
Kings Cross in a neighborhood about a mile east of the city center . Is the red light district ( red area) of the city, but there are also bars and cafes. There are popular shelters designed for young travelers .
Royal Botanic Gardens ( Royal Botanic Gardens ) has many examples of Australian trees and plants and other countries. The installation location of the gardens, in a bay of the port, is of great beauty , and from it there are great views of the city, the Opera House and the Bridge .
Hyde Park is a medium size and is in the city center . It is very popular with city workers .
Centennial Park ( Parque del Centenario ) is a large park in the east of Sydney , close to Paddington. This has many aspects such as the field. You can see there some natural animals, and can do many activities .
Taronga Zoo is the main city zoo . Located in Mosman , a 15 minute ferry ride from Circular Quay, has a complete collection of animals from Asia , Africa and Australia .
St. Mary’s Cathedral is the Catholic Cathedral . An imposing and impressive Gothic building located on the eastern edge of Hyde Park , headquarters of the Archdiocese of Sydney and was not completed until 2000 after three cathedrals destroyed in the nineteenth century.
Australian Museum ( Australian Museum ) is the oldest museum in Australia , with an international reputation in the fields of natural history and anthropology. Apart from exhibitions, the museum is also involved in research studies and programs in indigenous communities .
The city has about 4 million people, has a humid subtropical climate with mild summers and cold winters with little rainfall . The climate is moderated by proximity to the ocean , and more extreme temperatures are recorded in the inland western suburbs . The warmest month is January with an average temperature of 13.6 to 20.8 ° C. There are an average of 14.6 days a year with temperatures over 25 ° C. Winters are cold, with temperatures rarely falling below 0 ° C in the coastal areas . The coldest month is July , with an average of 3 to 11.2 ° C. Rainfall is fairly divided between summer and winter , but is slightly higher during the first half of the year , when easterly winds dominate . The average annual rainfall , with moderate to low variability , is 1,577 mm , an average of 258 days a year.
The Great Barrier Reef ( Great Barrier Reef ) is the largest coral reef in the world. The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland in northeast Australia , southeast of western New Guinea and south of Papua New Guinea. Passing through Sydney. The reef, which stretches over 2600 kilometers in length, can be distinguished from space.
Due to its vast biodiversity , warm clear waters and its easy accessibility, the reef is a very popular destination for diving enthusiasts. Many cities in the Queensland coast offer boat trips to the reef daily.
The Great Barrier Reef is sometimes referred to as the animal being alive in the world ‘s largest . Actually consists of many coral colonies .
A large part of the reef is protected by the Marine Park of the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef has been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1981 . Has an area of 34.87 million hectares.
The Great Barrier Reef is a habitat for many species , it is possible to find a lot of fish estimated at 1800 species , 125 of sharks and over 5,000 species of mollusks . In addition to 400 species of coral. Endangered species , it is possible to find in the barrier , species such as dugong and the large green turtle .
Tourists on the Great Barrier Reef offshore
Aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef
Tourists snorkelling close to the shore
Shark in Australian waters
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