Nowra Bamarang Bush Retreat

Nowra is an amazing Australian city to visit. If you are still deciding about which sights to go, make sure that you do not overlook the Nowra famous hotels. The city is known for its rich history and culture; the people are very friendly and accommodating as well.

If you get your way to the Fleet Air Arm Museum, located at HMAS Nowra and want to explore the whole place, you surely can check out the other cool places that are within the proximity. There are many hotels,restaurants, fishing spots, and of course the beaches. If you love the beach, you may want to see and enjoy the Archer Resort. Convenience meets comfort at Archer Resort as it is located at the heart of Nowra so you have access to everything the exotic South Coast has to offer.

In the Bamarang Bush Retreat, while you are accommodated at Bamarang Bush Retreat, you can enjoy a variety of activities such as:

  • Nature walks treks and hiking
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing
  • Viewing bush animas

Also make sure that you book for a good Nowra accommodation if you are staying for more than a day. Staying in this city for more than a day will be so much fun and you do not have to worry about your temporary home because you can find and experience best Nowra hotel accommodations. You will never run out of places to go. Book for a nice Nowra accommodations today and have the exploration at the soonest possible time.

Sultanahmet Hotels

Our Balcony-WOW what a view!

It’s my second time to be in Istanbul, and I feel regretful not to stay in this hotel on my last trip. I came Istanbul with a package tour, and stayed one of the Sultanahmet hotels some two years ago and it was a total disaster. Hotel menu was poor, price was very high and so on… Though I loved the city and decided to come back again.

So I came again, and stayed Premist Hotel. Room layout is perfect, so does its panoramic view of Istanbul. When you look out the window, you see nearly whole seven hills of Istanbul. Staff are always smiling and so kind to you. Breakfast buffet is totally amazing. In each food, there is both Turkish and English descriptions of the meal you want to eat. And price is kinda low when I compared with menus of other Sultanahmet hotels.

Rooms are all good designed and each room has its own fridge and mini-bar. Bathrooms are cleaned in an hourly basis and are perfectly clean. Free snacks are everywhere. Even in your first step to your room, you feel the comfort and luxury.

Another major advantage of Premist Hotel is its location. This Sultanahmet hotel is near to nearly all the historical sites of Istanbul. What do I mean by historical sites, let’s say, European side of the city. If you want to see Topkapi Palace, it is five minutes by foot. And if you want to drink a cup of Turkish coffee on the seaside, it’s ten minutes on foot and five minutes by train. It’s amazing. If you are a low budgeted traveller and eager to see Istanbul with a short money and with best quality, I think Premist Hotel is the perfect choice among all the hotels in Sultanahmet.

I chose this hotel randomly, but I found the place very satisfactory. I stayed there, and if I come back again, definitely I will stay in there.

Get Great Wall Beijing Airport Tour To Your Desired Place In The Capital Of China

Being the China’s capital and a significant cultural and transportation center, Beijing with its long history has a lot to offer to the visitors. Here some of the treasures of Chinese history and culture are hidden, mixed with a scenic beauty.

There are multiple landmark tours offered that allow guests to start exploring the wonders of the city and the region, where famous dynasties ruled over the great empire. Get great wall Beijing Airport tour to the Forbidden City, which for five centuries has been the imperial palace of emperors from different dynasties, including the Ming and the Qing. Today, the Palace Museum takes place there.

The unique Temple of Heaven is another must-see attraction, in which solemn rituals has been performed long time ago by emperors to multiply harvests. Both of these sites have been constructed by the Yongle Emperor between 1406 and 1420.

Your next stops could be the Summer Palace and the Ming tombs, where 13 emperors of the Ming Dynastyhave been buried.Tourists can take a look at their majestic mausoleums in the largest tomb. The second largest tomb is the Dingling Tomb, which is a typical imperial tomb, opened to the public as well.

Obviously, the most notable attraction, located near Beijing, is the Great Wall, and especially its Badaling Section. Get great wall Beijing Airport tour to the so-called Eighth Wonder of the World, where you can use a cable car or walk on the stone wall enjoying the beautiful panoramas.

Another tour is offered from Beijing Airport to the Mutianyu Section, which is among the prettiest parts of the wall. Mutianyu provides ideal opportunities for hiking on the wall or taking a cable car, if you are tired. For as little as 3 or 4 hours, people will be able to see all the interesting things there, including the 22 watchtowers and the Mutianyu pass and learn more about its history.

Those, who love classical music, can also pay a visit to the popular Beijing Opera, where they may enjoy classical dance styles and singing that date from the times of Ming Dynasty.

Tourists can also visit any of the public parksin Beijing early in the morning to meet the local people who do their exercises outdoors at these places. Different kinds of physical activities can be seen in these parks, such as jogging, ballroom dancing and tai’chi.

 

Going Camping? Then Hire a Minibus to Get You There

It doesn’t matter what the weather is like in the UK, there are still many of us that enjoy camping trips.

Are you planning on going camping with some friends? Don’t want to take the car. Then hire a minibus and driver to get you there. If there are quite a few of you going, you will most likely have to go in separate vehicles, if you were driving yourself. With a minibus you can all travel in style and comfort together, even if it’s just for the weekend. Choosing to hire a minibus with its driver is cheaper than having to fuel etc. more than one vehicle to get you there. Start your adventure from leaving home together, before getting to the campsite.

Minibuses are probably a lot safer than years gone by, because they have to pass such vigorous rules and regulations. They are very spacious giving you plenty of leg room, and to pack away all your camping gear. Minibus companies can now fit trailers to the back of their vehicles for extra luggage.

Hiring a minibus means you can chat away with your friends and family along the way. Plus, you can travel in style and comfort. Many of the minibus companies around the country now have their vehicles fitted with seatbelts, air conditioning, CD and DVD players, plasma TVs, tables, reclining seats, docks for iPods, tinted windows and even curtains.

No need to worry about keeping an eye on the other traffic or getting lost. Minibus drivers are very knowledgeable about roads, where road works etc. are, giving you an enjoyable journey to let you relax. You can rest assured that your minibus driver will get you to the campsite without any hitches. Not only will they drive you there, but also take you home at the end of your holiday. Most minibuses seat from 8 to 16 people. They will also pick you up door-to-door or at a location of your choice.

If you are planning a camping trip over in Europe, you must check that the drivers have the necessary documents. There are more rules over there about buses transporting passengers.

Camping can be very enjoyable if you like the outdoors. Cooking your food in the open-air can give it a certain taste that is different to indoor cooking. Many campsites have buildings for showers and toilets these days, as well as running water. They are not as primitive as they once was. Plus, the tents you can buy have separate rooms in them. They are lot more comfortable, making your camping trip a lot more enjoyable.

Many people are taking up camping as some form of holiday, because it’s cheaper than staying in a hotel. You can also tour around, and not stay in one spot for your holiday. The only downside to camping in the UK is probably the weather. We cannot guarantee good weather from one day to the next. So, as long as you don’t mind getting wet, camping is the way to go.

Army of Terracotta Warriors and Horses

The Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses is the main attraction tour in the city of Xian, it is a group of more than 8,000 life-size soldiers, 670 horses and chariots made out of terracotta. The Terracotta Army are a UNESCO site and were first discovered by farmers in 1974, today more than 40,000 visitors come to see them each day. But where did they come from and what is their significance?

Emperor Qin Shi Huang united China and established the Qin Dynasty, marking the beginning of 2000 of feudal rule. The soldiers were created to be buried with him and guard him in his afterlife. The construction started approximately in 246BC and more than 7,000 artisans and workmen were employed to produce them. When construction of the emperor’s mausoleum began the emperor was only 13 but by the time he died almost an entire kingdom had been recreated to be buried with him. His army was placed in vaults about 1.5km from the Emperor’s tomb or mausoleum. It is believed that the underground palace remained intact for all these years thanks to traps and schemes set up to deter grave-robbers.

The soldiers are not all identical, each has unique facial expressions, hair styles, posture and their height ranges from 183 to 195cm. there are standing infantry soldiers, kneeling archers, cavalry and officers. The figures were originally painted but the paint has worn off almost completely revealing the terracotta. Other figures included in the group are officials, strongmen, musicians, acrobats, chariots and farm animals like goats and pigs. Also on display in the museum are two bronze chariots which were discovered nearby, they each have 4 horses, complete with bridles and saddles.

The Terracotta Army is located about 30km from Xian, they are within 3 pits each 4-8 meters deep; Pit 1 is the largest and most impressive while Pits 2 and 3 are often thought less interesting and could be left off of a tourist itinerary. Before entering the site visitors get to see a 360° movie in English about the background of the Terracotta Army, the movie lasts 15 minutes and is included in your entrance ticket. Also included in the ticket is a visit to the nearby Qin Shihuang Mausoleum which is not yet excavated. Archeologists predict that even greater wonders remain to be discovered in the mausoleum, including rivers of quicksilver, treasures and a palace.

One Day Tour to Xian

China is a major travel destination which most Westerners only manage to visit once or twice in a lifetime, so naturally you want to see as much as possible with the time you have there. If you’re visiting Beijing it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on seeing one of China’s most important historic sites – Xian and the Terra-cotta Warriors. Even if you are short on time you can still get away from Beijing for the day and see the major sites of Xian, but only if you are part of an organized tour. If you try to make a one day trip to Xian independently you will be faced with the logistics of transport which could take up too much of your limited time. With an organized one day tour to Xian you can be sure to see Xian and be back by the end of the day. An organized one day tour to Xian will also insure that you fit in all the amazing sites of Xian and don’t return to Beijing disappointed.

The one day tour to Xian begins at your Beijing hotel where you will be picked up by the guide and transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Xian. With an organized one day tour to Xian the flight tickets, transport to and from your Beijing hotel and the tours in Xian are all included in the price, organized and booked for you.

After a short 2 hour flight your guide will get you swiftly through Xian airport security and you will be met by a local Xian guide and driver. Without further ado you’ll be driven to the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. The tour guides are all well informed about the sites and speak good English. Just think, no negotiating with taxi drivers or struggling to make yourself understood as you try to buy tickets to the exhibit. Your tickets to the sites are also included in your one day tour to Xian. You can learn about the UNESCO World Heritage Xian Terra-cotta Warriors, their history which dates back to 221-206BC and their discovery in 1975 by watching a short film at the Cinemania.

After your visit to the Terra-cotta Warriors you will be taken to a local restaurant for lunch (which is also included in the tour price). This particular tour takes you to a typical local restaurant and avoids the usual tourist restaurants which are over run with tourists. Enjoy a delicious meal at the Ai Qin Hai restaurant before being taken to see the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The guide stays with you until you are safely checked in on your return flight to Beijing and on arrival in the capital a driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

Don’t miss out on seeing the 8th wonder of the world, even if you’re based in Beijing a one day tour to Xian is possible and an unforgettable experience.

How to Fish Cook Island style!

So you’re headed to Rarotonga and want an adventure out on the Polyneisan waters? Big groups or small, families or friends, experienced anglers or first-timers – Akura Fishing Charters has the ingredients to make your Rarotonga fishing charter the most memorable and exciting part of your whole holiday. Ask any local of the island, past traveler, or just look at their TripAdvisor reviews!

Their top-quality gear and helpful crew mean that you don’t need to know anything about angling to land a delicious dinner – and they’ll fillet the fish for you so that all you need to do is fire up the grill!

Speed, strength and spectacle: experience the unforgettable excitement of landing the big fish.  The advantage of deep sea fishing Rarotonga is that the deep water is not far from the reef, so after only a few minutes of taking off on the Akura, you’re dropping your line. With the Shimano and Penn gear, plus the crew’s expert assistance and experience, you’re getting the best possible Rarotonga game fishing trip.

  Why choose Akura?

Akura is a purpose-built 40-foot vessel with twin 330hp diesel inboards.

  • Akura is kitted out with top quality equipment in brands like Shimano and Penn.
  • They have all the onboard facilities you need to cruise in style and fish in comfort.
  • They are Tourism Cook Islands accredited.
  • Akura provides the best Rarotonga fishing available, so TV shows like New Zealand’s Gone Fishing choose to fish and film with us.
  • They hold the record for largest blue marlin caught in the Cook Islands at 380kgs!
  • Catch your fish and share it with your friends – let us fillet it for you!

Check out your experience before you go on youtube:

My recommendation is to book before you go. You can book online via their website:

http://www.akurafishingcharters.com/

Happy Fishing!

The world famous experience that will keep you coming back to the Cooks!

So you’re going to the Cook Islands and want a couple of recommendations? You’ll be wasting your time if you look any further than Captain Tama’s. Ask any local of the island, any past traveler, or just look on their Trip Advisor reviews.  Since 1992, Captain Tama’s has worked hard in establishing themselves as the most visited tourist attraction in Rarotonga.

Why you ask? How is their service different than the dozens of other operators on the island? Some say it’s the hilarious, boisterous and every so friendly staff that will make your 4 ½ hour journey utterly entertaining.  After you don’t think it gets any better the boat drops you off at Motu Koromiri (a small island) and an authentic Polynesian lunch is served! A BBQ lunch of fresh fish, side salads and local fruits are served. While eating, the Tama boys put on an epic coconut show with island sounds from the N.S.A String Band.  AHHHHH…island life.

Whether you’re a snorkeler or not, the boat is equipped with a glass bottom so you have the chance of seeing giant clams and heaps of colorful reef fish from the comfort of the boat. However, if you want to experience the waters yourself, they will provide you with snorkeling gear and guidance while in the water.

The only disappointing part of the whole experience is the fact you have to leave the wildly entertaining group and authentic island experience. After a day like this, you’ll wish they offered overnight cruises! Take a better look at what you’ll be experiencing:

My recommendation is to book before you go. You can book online via their website: http://www.captaintamas.com/captains-home

 

Happy sailing!

Welcome to Raro…Paradise for Big Game Fishing!

Rarotonga is the epitome of small island paradise. If you’re seeking an authentic adventure on the water….you need to visit the Cooks! The trend of ‘game-fishing’ is picking up for travelers all over the South Pacific. Whether you are a fishing enthusiast or have never picked up a rod in your life, game fishing in the Cooks is a once in a lifetime experience you will not want to miss!

Marlin Queen provides an exciting experience built on delivering a hospitable service and providing travelers with everything they need. It’s recommended that travelers book in advance online at www.marlinqueen.co.ck.

Their chartered services provide the best value for the money spent when comparing their company to any other competitor on the island. Your day starts off early in the Avatiu Harbour so there is no time wasted while on the water. Their experienced staff will do all of the work while passengers sit back and relax. The views of the island from the sea are worth it alone.

Refreshments, snacks, safety equipment and the latest Shimano fishing gear is all on board for passengers to use. Marlin Queen guarantees you will have an unforgettable experience whether you’re a novice or an experienced angler. Want a better look at what you’ll be experiencing?  Check our their youtube video:

Happy Fishing!

What to Do in Sydney

If you are among the visitors who want to be in Sydney this summer or any time this year, do you already know where to go? Perhaps it is wiser to have things planned first before you go there so that you can maximize your time.

 The Best Restaurants

There are fine restaurants in Sydney that you need to visit otherwise you will regret it. If you want to eat and enjoy the view outside the city, the Blue Diamond is best for you. If you want to laugh the night out in a bar, then the Comics Lounge is the place to be. The sky has no limit and your fun should also be, hence you need to try experiencing the rooftop cider bar in the Young and Jackson’s Hotel. If you want an elegant dine then the Icebergs Dining room is perfect for you and your partner. This has swimming pool and feature an Iceberg’s view across the Bondi Beach Arc to the sea. The Jacketed, bow-tied waiters will amaze you with their excellent services. These are just some of the restaurants that you need to consider when visiting Sydney. You may also try checking out Sepia, Porteno, New York Restaurant, Universal, Chat Thai. Three Blue Ducks, Bather’s Pavilion, Duke, Single Origin Roasters, Red Lantern, and Gourmet Viking.

Make a Good Plan

Make sure that you have a good plan. This is a great place to find deals on Gold Coast accommodations. Once you book for the hotel, start out with the nearest sights and then try booking for another place where the farther sights are located. It is usually great to walk around instead of drive.

You can go to Sydney for an escape over the weekend or for a family retreat that will mean so much to your loved ones. In any way you want to do it, plan it out well and see what you can do to make it memorable not just to you but to the people who will go with you as well.