Friday, 16 October 2015

List of Top 5 Autumn Getaways

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Goodness, it's the begin of October as of now. Not surprisingly, it appears that Summer traveled every which way with the flicker of an eye and, with Winter ahead, we as of now begin longing for hotter climate once more. Be that as it may, hold up! It's Autumn all things considered. Simply go to the right destination and get the opportunity to appreciate a couple of all the more warm, sunny days in excellent, brilliant views. Regardless of where you need to travel to - Compare and Fly has you secured with the least expensive tickets accessible. Here are our main 5 list for Autumn Getaways to picks:

1. Breathtaking Utah in color

As far as landscape, Utah has a standout amongst the most amazing scenes of the United States. Add fall hues to the blend of quiet lakes, dazzling gullies and glorious rock developments, and you know why Native Americans petitioned Mother Earth.

2. Central Park, New York

This is one of the spots you perhaps wouldn't consider. In any case, the Central Park in New York is gigantic and stunningly excellent in Autumn. We set out say that in blend with the clamoring society and city life New York brings to the table, this could well be one of your best Autumn trips ever.

3. The ancient city of Nara, Japan

Is it accurate to say that you are up for old sanctuaries, a previous capital city wrapped in fall hues? Kyoto and its surroundings aren't only renowned for their cherry blooms amid Spring season. They additionally are stunningly wonderful amid Autumn and completely justified regardless of a visit.

4. Bled, Slovenia

On the off chance that Slovenia hasn't been on your radar in this way, you ought to change that at this time. This best in class nation with its notable and clamoring capital city, Ljubljana, offers a wonderful mix in the middle of East and West. Lake Bled is one of its picturesque diamonds: a quiet lake with an island in the center, facilitating a congregation.

5. Rila Monastery, Bulgaria

Truth spoken: Bulgaria is a standout amongst the most underrated nations in Europe. Along these lines, we chose to specify no less than one of its significant attractions in this article. Rila Monastery is the biggest and most celebrated Eastern Orthodox cloister in Bulgaria.


Friday, 14 August 2015

Ibiza as a Choice of Holiday Destination

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Ibiza, has for quite a while been the clubbing occasion destination of choise for some a raver and with the Ibiza revealed arrangement this poor Balearic Island's notoriety has been discolored further. 

The club scene truly took off in the mid 80's with clubs like Es Paradis, Pacha and Amnesia who in those days had free passage and an extremely casual entryway arrangement, there was to a greater extent a sixties style soul of affection and a lighthearted air in those days as the vast majority came to move the night away and appreciate the music scene..

As Darwin saw numerous moons prior among-st the set of all animals advancement has its hand in things, and similarly with occasion destinations there is development as well, with the development of other European shoreline resorts like Sunny Beach and Faliraki the "exhaustive beverage as much as you can" group are drawn somewhere else and Ibiza is left to recoup and return back to its unique clubland vibe, with another era of maturing flower children assuming control over, the ones that arrived back in the 80's.

The best time to hit the island is during the month of May, there are many cheap flights to Ibiza at this time of year as it is the beginning of the season, the beaches are less crowded and the weather is perfect.

So if you are considering Ibiza as a Choice of holiday destination this year, think twice before ruling it out. If you still think you can cut some shapes on the dancefloor, or maybe want to relive the rave culture of the 80's, don't be put off by the lager louts Ibiza still has its vibe and always will.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Santorini, Greece - A Photographers Paradise

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Island Holidays in Santorini, Greece is the way of getting a Photographers Paradise experience too, we never get such amazing views of each and every corner we visit in Santorini, Greece. We flew by Easy Jet to Thira airport (3 hours 20 minutes) and picked up our hire car from Avis. The island is only small (45 minutes from one end to another), but I like having the freedom to explore, which having a car offers.

Santorini is one of those idyllic destinations, the pictures of which you are probably already familiar with. Photographs of the stunning blue and white architecture and glorious sunsets adorn most travel websites, and there’s good reason for that.

Stunning Blue Oia Building:

Oia and the famous views it offers was only a 10 minute stroll away and whilst we were very envious of those lucky souls and their private infinity pools, overlooking the caldera, we were more than happy with our quiet retreat. Oia can be quite hectic, especially when the cruise ships roll in.

Oia Sunset & Color Change:

Around every corner is an opportunity for a photo. At sunset the crowds gather at the castle on the tip of the island to watch to gradual colour changes it casts over the buildings. People start to gather quite early to get a prime spot and expect a bit of argy bargy as people duel for position, with their modern day swords (the selfie stick…). But you will soon forget the throngs of tourists, as the sun slowly drops into the ocean and casts an orange glow over the caldera. It is a must do.

Sipping Martinis in the V Lounge:

Santorini’s largest town that offers sweeping views across the caldera and of the tip of the volcano. From Fira you can walk the coastal trail that takes you to Oia. We walked a small part of it and the whole trail is approx 10km long. Our evening there was spent sipping martinis in the V Lounge watching the sun go down. This was the best situated bar/ café that I’ve ever been to and as I write this, I’m daydreaming about being back there.

Akrotiri Red Beach:

Near Akrotiri is the Red Beach which is one of the stops on the catamaran island tours. The name comes from the sheer red coloured volcanic cliffs that surround it. To get to it you have to walk along a narrow path over the rocks. From where we stood it looked terrifying and I nearly talked myself out of it, but as I watched the young kinds and pensioners attempt the journey, I didn’t think it could be that bad… and it really isn’t. It’s worth making the effort, as it is a nice little beach and the water is lovely for swimming.

Vlychada Fishing Port:

Vlychada which is a traditional fishing port in Santorini, Greece. Not on many tourists itineraries (unless you happen to be passing through there on a boat tour) but we stopped there on a recommendation for some seafood. “Not outside the harbour, not on top of the harbour bur IN the harbour”. The café was filled with locals and served up some super fresh calamari and cuttlefish.

Read More: Santorini Greece's Most Photographed Island 

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Top 5 Reasons to See Iceland

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Have you ever considered a trip to the country of Björk and of the trolls? Iceland is known for its rich cultural heritage, horses, volcanic activity, fairy tales and stunningly beautiful landscapes. Its inhabitants formerly roamed Europe and discovered North America.

Here are our top 5 reasons why you should absolutely see Iceland:

1. Bath in Blue Lagoon

Located in Southwest Iceland, the Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa, the water of which is rich in minerals and said to have a healing effect on people suffering from skin conditions.

2. Lava Fields Hiking

Where else in Europe can you go hiking on lava fields that extensively? Iceland is home to many challenging but truly beautiful hikes across lava fields and stunning sceneries.

3. Tolting with Icelandic Horse

There are only 3 different breeds that use similar gaits: the Icelandic horse, the American Saddlebred, the Latinoamerican Paso Fino and the Tennessee Walking Horse.

4. Geysir Erupts

This really is a must in a volcanic country like Iceland. Go watch the Strokkur, which erupts every 5 minutes. It's an experience in itself!

5. Reykjavik Tour

Take a tour to Reykjavik is Iceland's capital and known for its nightlife. You should absolutely take a tour through its streets, savour some of its restaurants and go enjoy some bars.


Monday, 30 March 2015

Most Favorable Places to Visit in Moscow

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Moscow to me has always been one of those favorable places in a far off land… But only a three and a half hour flight away from London to Moscow, it’s much closer and a lot less scary than I first thought.

I had booked a 3 night stay at the Mercure Arbat Moscow hotel located just off of the main street of Arbat, opposite Smolenskaya Metro station and only a 25 minute walk into Red Square.

1. Domodedovo Airport

Arriving into a snow covered Domodedovo Airport I got my first sniff of a Russian winter and it was nippy. Travelling with my partner and brother, we took the Aeroexpress train into central Moscow which took 45 minutes (avoid the pushy touts offering taxis, the traffic looked a nightmare) and then dove straight into the infamous metro system.

2. My Favourite Metro's:

My personal favourites were Mayakovskaya and Ploschad Revolyutsii. The metro was built under the direction of Josef Stalin and the grand, decadent stations felt at odd with the socialist ideal of the Soviet Union in the 1930s. It is one of the busiest underground systems in the world and the preferred mode of transport for the masses.

3. Grand Kremlin Palace

At first sight of Red Square it’s hard to relate it to the news clips of marching soldiers and the austerity that I associate with communism. It is huge, lined one side with the walled Kremlin, the other with the glizy GUM shopping mall and at the far end the iconic sight of St Basil’s Cathedral with its coloured onion domes.

4. Cosmonaut Museum

The next day we explored the outer reaches of the city, starting with the Cosmonaut Museum an ode to extraordinary achievements and the first man in space. The All Russia Exhibition Centre is also nearby, a display of Soviet monuments and an amusement park which seems to be where Muscovites spend their weekend.

5. Lovely restaurants with Khachapuri

Russia from what I had been told is not known for its great food but we found some lovely restaurants around the Patriarch Pond area. Khachapuri (named after the Georgian cheesey bread) is a trendy little place packed to the ratfers for it tasty food and lemon vodka.

Moscow is a much friendlier place than I was anticipating and I was surprised at how many people spoke English, or at least enough to get by. It’s big, a bit rough around the edges but it has a soft centre and it’s ready to captivate even the most seasoned of travellers.