Diversity is strength of Johannesburg

Comfortably situated on a Highveld, the city of Johannesburg has gone for a complete personality make over. And this transformation is not only limited to its look but mannerism as well. This 6 million-strong city is aggressively fighting its former image of crime infested zone to make itself one of the most coveted destinations for tourists. And tourists are excitedly hopping flights to Johannesburg take a glance of this dazzling destination.

And if you are worrying what to do in Johannesburg, walk through the city to know that there is a lot to do and explore while you are Jo’burg as the city is locally referred to.

Apartheid Museum Johannesburg

Artistic aspirations

With some of the most exciting opportunities for arts the city is often thronged by art lovers. The city remains abuzz with activities round the year. Wits Art Museum is one such place where a large collection of artworks is on display. Johannesburg Art Gallery and Origins Centre – The South African Museum of Rock Art are other attractions waiting for your arrival.

 Drool inducing dining

This multicultural city with a large mass of immigrant population is able to treat you with a culinary experience like never before. Here you can gorge on delicacies from different region. In addition to the high end restaurants, the city has a rich culture of street foods.

 Indulge yourself

If you are in Jo’burg and looking to enjoy, then there is no dearth options. There are several bars where you drink and dance guiltlessly. Kitchener’s Carvery Bar is one such place.

Sporting pleasure

South Africans follow their beloved sports religiously and Johannesburg is no exception. Rugby, football and cricket are major passions of the country. The country also hosted World Cup in 2010. And Johannesburg was venue of final match.

A lesson into history

While in Johannesburg go to visit Apartheid Museum, that gives you an insight into the racial prejudice. Visit this destination even when you are not very kin to history.

Top of Africa

Want to catch the commanding view of Johannesburg and adjoining area, then head for Carlton Centres 50th floor The Top of Africa observation deck. This tower has dominated the skyscape of southern hemisphere for a fairly long period of time.

Marketing experience with a difference

Like many popular cities in the world, Johannesburg also has commendable flea markets where you can shop a large number of products and have a sneak peek in to the social and cultural life of the region. Rooftop Market, Mai Mai, Bryanston Organic & Natural Market, Market Theatre Flea Market and Bruma Flea Market are popular places to have this experience.

 For wildlife enthusiasts

If you want to spot wildlife of the region without heading to far off Kruger National Park head for Johannesburg Zoo spread over an area of 54 hectare and has a collection of over 3,000 native animals.

Johannesburg

With so much to offer within the confines of the city you will find no moments of boredom when your flights to Johannesburg from the London will touch down in the city.

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How to Book Caribbean Holidays Packages

Is there such a thing as a cheap Caribbean holiday? It of course depends on how anyone defines the word, but in reality these aren’t the kind of breaks that are given away free of charge or anything close for that matter.

There is something about a Mauritius Holiday which by its very nature exudes a sense of exclusivity and luxury, which means that more often than not every last penny, is well-invested in the jaunt. However, this isn’t to say that there aren’t plenty of ways and means by which a person or family cannot make significant savings along the way, making sure that their Caribbean holidays are at least a little cheaper…if not strictly cheap.

For example:

Resort Checks

There are so many resorts across the Caribbean that you will of course have heard of – just as everyone else has over the years. As such, these will in most cases be the most tourist-oriented of them all and pack the biggest wallop to the wallet. Tip number-one then is this – give serious thought to trying out a place you haven’t actually every heard of, as chances are it won’t be nearly as purpose-built and could save you a packet.

Hilton Barbados Beach

Go Independent

Booking with a standard tour operator will see you paying plenty more than the trip itself costs…period. How on Earth do these High Street agents otherwise afford to remain in business? The answer therefore to cut costs is to cut out the middleman, who means either booking everything 100% manually, or getting in touch with an independent travel specialist where all commissions and fees are augmented by the massive discounts they are privy to by booking direct.

Airport Checks

Statistics show that your nearest major airport will in all probability also be one of the most expensive. Busy airports in heavily populated parts of the country are among the priciest every time, so consider commuting a little further afield and saving a generous sum on airport fees, taxes and ticket prices.

Mailing Lists

And if you’re quite willing to put up with an occasional wad of spam in the sake of nailing a bargain, consider signing up to a few carrier mailing lists to jump the queue next time their limited specials are announced.

Red-Eye

Nobody really likes flying at night, which is exactly why it’s possible to see prices fall by at least 50% by choosing antisocial flying hours rather than peak times during daylight hours. And face it – there’s going to be some jetlag to work off anyway on the other end, so it doesn’t really matter what time you set off and arrive.

Price Promises

Last but not least, never make a booking with a tour operator or agent that doesn’t offer a comprehensive guarantee of the lowest prices on the market. Booking with a price-promise in tow means that the traveller can continue looking for deals long after the reservation has been made, safe in the knowledge that any bargains they find may result in generous discounts on the balance they’ve already paid or still owe.

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Go with CheapOair and avail fantastic hotel deals. With these irresistible hotel deals by CheapOair your vacation becomes all the more pleasant.

About Author :

Stephen Keith was born into travelling as a lifestyle by parent who regularly took him on multicentre holidays and often relocated for career purposes. Today, his main base is Glasgow where he and his wife have two kids of their own, though the whole mob can usually be found frequenting any number of far-flung destinations spanning the length and breadth of the Earth.

Hotels in Rhône Alpes

As the largest region in France, the Rhône Alpes area offers a wide variety of accommodation in an equally diverse range of landscapes, from ski chalets to city bed & breakfasts, and from luxurious spa hotels to camp sites where you can be at one with nature. Whatever kind of accommodation you are looking for, this beautiful part of France offers everything you could possibly need to improve your well-being and give you peace of mind.

For a city break in Lyon, Grenoble or St Etienne, there is an extensive range of hotels to choose from. These thriving cities offer mid-budget hotels at an affordable price and in an excellent location whichsimply provide a comfortable place to rest your head after a long day of sightseeing. Alternatively, pamper yourself in a 5-star hotel such as the Villa Florentine in Lyon where you can indulge yourself in a luxurious and comforting setting.

If you feel at your best when keeping active then try the Ardèche region of Rhône Alpes which is home to countless campsites where you could go kayaking in the rivers and streams, scale cliff faces or purely take in the spectacular mountain landscapes, all for an inexpensive price. Or if you fancy hitting the slopes over the winter months, opt for a cosy ski chalet in one ofthe region’s popular ski resorts such as Courchevel, Val Thorens or Tignes.

For a truly peaceful holiday, the region has around 150 hotels throughout the region which offer spa and massage treatments to help alleviate stress and calm your mind and body. Try the towns of Aix-les-Bains, Brides-les-Bains or Morzine to find these areas designed for utter relaxation and rejuvenation.

Whether you are an adventurer who dreams of sleeping under the stars surrounded by majestic mountains, or if you are simply in need of a little rest and relaxation, find the perfect hotels in Rhône Alpes for you and start planning your ideal holiday at www.holidaycheck.com.

Why travel to Wales: 5 interesting facts you didn’t know about Wales

Unless you are an expert on Wales, it is unlikely that you know everything about this country. There are many surprising facts about the Gaelic nation that make travelling there an even more exciting proposition.

So let’s see 5 of the most interesting facts about Wales:

1)      Wales is one of the oldest geological regions on the planet.
The three geological divisions of the Paleozoic era were named Cambrian, Ordovician and Silurian. During the Roman invasions, the Cambrian’s name (Cambria) was influenced by the Latin language, and the names of the other two geological divisions (the Silures and Ordovices) derive from Celtic tribes that were living in Wales.
As proof of that the fact, Eocks and fossils of the first period of the Paleozoic era have been found in Wales. This also proves that Wales is one of the oldest geological regions on the planet.

2)      A Welshman was the first to transmit and receive radio waves
Even if it was Marconi’s experiments that led to the first large-scale commercial application of wireless telegraphy, the first to transmit and receive radio waves was a Welshman named David Edward Hughes. Hughes invented the first printing telegraph system, which he patented in 1855. It was utilised in the USA by the West Union Telegraph Company in 1857 and became the adopted standard system in Europe. Moreover Hughes invented also the carbon microphone, which made practical telephony possible, and made major contributions to electrical science.

3)      The world’s first wireless transmission took place in Wales.
The Italian Guglielmo Marconi dreamt of communication transmitted by radio waves since when he was 12. On 13th May 1897 he realised his dream, transmitting the first wireless message between Lavernock, near Porthcawl, Wales and the Island of Flatholm. Moreover, pioneers relevant to the Italian’s success included, amongst other, the Welsh electrical engineer and inventor, Preece, and the London-born Welshman David Edward Hughes.

4)      The earth’s highest mountain is named after a Welshman
The name of the famous Mt. Everest comes from Sir George Everest, who was the surveyor general of India and a native of Gwernvale, Breconshire in Wales. Everest introduced the most accurate tools of that era to complete his measurements and calculation of the mountain with great precision. Thanks to that, in 1955 the height of Everest was established at 29,028 feet.
Moreover, the highest mountain of Wales, Yr Wyddfa (Mt. Snowdon, 3,560 feet), has been used as training from the British members of the first team that conquered Everest in 1953.

Wales

5)      The world’s longest rail-road (train) station name can be found in Wales.
Unsurprisingly there is a Welsh town whose name contains 57 letters. But the name Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantisiliogogogoch, which means “the Church of Mary in a white hollow by a hazel tree near a rapid whirlpool by the church of St. Tisilio by a red cave”, means that Wales is home to the longest station name on the planet. To give evidence of that, an old stop sign at the station still keeps the name. Nowadays it is no longer a stop, in fact, due to the small size of the village; the drastic curtailment of British rail services implemented in the 1960’s involved this stop. However, once in the village it is possible to visit a large store (Pringles) selling mostly woollen goods and souvenirs (including platform tickets imprinted with the station name). To make it easier you can pronounce the short form of the name: “Llanfairpwllgwyngyll” or simply “Llanfair P.G.”.

About the Author:

Letizia Scillia is a blogger and loves writing and travelling. This article has been written for Sunbourne a company for camping in Wales. You can find more articles on searchstarz.com.

Entertainment in Manila

Philippines, one of the most colorful and vibrating country of Southeast Asia is pulsating with life and teeming with flavors. Yeah, it is its capital Manila where you can hear its heart beating the loudest. The city is an invigorating blend of some of the country’s oldest and richest heritage treasures along with the most modern metropolitan features that makes it a truly mesmerizing city to visit. Manila is a massive city with all kinds of things to do, see and experience. Here you will be embraced by a friendly culture and all kinds of entertainment possibilities. Learn basic salsa every Thursday and Saturday at 10 p.m. at La Dolce Vita for free courtesy of Salsa Fanatics Entertainment and know this Latin American dance and free hip hop salsa lessons to make your trip memorable.

Dusit Thani, Manila

Browse the local markets of Manila where you find colorful coconut desserts, bite sized dried fish, assorted sausages and all kinds of tropical fruits and vegetables to enjoy local manila market. For all this fun-filled activities book low cost flights to manila and have a memorable journey of your life.
Casino Philippine advertises itself as Asia’s friendliest casino has a huge gambling palace where players can try their luck or kill the time while watching other playing, till early in the morning. Visit the SaGuijo Club which styles itself as an indie-Rock club, where live music is just part of attraction and the menu served is typically the Thai and Filipino snacks.

Scarborough Holidays

If you love sports then do visit Araneta Coliseum, which is a popular venue for professional basketball games managed by PBA, Philippines Basketball Association which is equivalent to America’s NBA. So check out the arenas for schedules. If you love natural beauty, then do visit Mt. Taal which is located about 2-3 hours away from Manila close to a town called Tagaytay and the place is considered to be the world’s smallest active volcano. Hop on a boat and cross the lake to the volcano island which takes less than an hour to reach it and the view its offers is truly awe-some and refreshing. So why wait, there are countless adventurous, thrilling and entertaining activities that keeps the visitors of Manila occupied. For all this fun and thrill just take cheap flights to Manila from London and have a memorable and entertaining trip to Manila.