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Anantara Golden Triangle – Thailand

Posted by on Mar 7, 2012 in Exotic Locations | 1 comment

Enjoy breathtaking vistas from the beautifully finished rooms and suites as you recline on crisp day beds and watch elephants grazing in the distance, the sound of birdsong playing over the Mekong and Ruak rivers. Anantara Golden Triangle features superbly composed décor and Bill Bensley designed gardens, and every room is complete with oversized terrazzo bathtubs, Thai textiles, teak furnishings and artwork from local cultures. If you want to book your room in this resort or many others in Thailand, Expedia offers great deals.

Terraced in 65 hectares of tropical gardens, the resort has its own elephant conservation centre where guests can learn how to look after an elephant in an innovative and exciting mahout course. Other activities include easy treks into the surrounding hills, a cooking school which offers day and week courses in the art of Thai cuisine, and a spa, with a superlative range of relaxation and beauty treatments. There is also a choice of restaurants and a pool bar for those who prefer to enjoy the haven of the resort itself.

This exotic, stylish and supremely cosseting hotel is one of the best 5-star resorts in Asia, easily up there with the Amans and One&Onlys in terms of frangipani garlands, cold flannels and staff-to-rooms ratio. But 2 things make it truly distinctive.

Enjoy breathtaking vistas from the beautifully finished rooms and suites as you recline on crisp day beds and watch elephants grazing in the distance, the sound of birdsong playing over the Mekong and Ruak rivers. Anantara Golden Triangle features superbly composed décor and Bill Bensley designed gardens, and every room is complete with oversized terrazzo bathtubs, Thai textiles, teak furnishings and artwork from local cultures.

Dine on the finest northern Thai and international cuisine, a perfect accompaniment to the majesty of one of the finest Chiang Rai hotels. Immerse yourself in the local culture with our on-site elephant camp, or learn to create authentic Lanna cuisine at our cooking school.

 Explore three countries including hill-tribe villages, the Hall of Opium museum and the ancient capital of the Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Saen. Or simply wind down at the world-renowned Anantara Spa.

Anantara Golden Triangle’s glorious Chiang Rai accommodation is matched by a region that offers a host of activities. Each day, Anantara features a range of organised and do it yourself area excursions that let you see beyond the boundaries of this five-star Chiang Rai hotel. Whether you want to explore the neighbouring countries or gain first hand knowledge of Lanna culture and traditions, we can arrange everything.

The setting is tranquil, but recreation and fun are always close by. Every day, Anantara features a range of organised and do it yourself activities that make the most of this glorious Chiang Rai resort. Days at Anantara can be as laid-back and relaxed or as action packed as you desire with our exceptional collection of resort activities.

 

 

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Mediterranean cruises

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in Exotic Locations | 1 comment

Mediterranean cruises are a rare kind of holidays where you get a chance to explore the envied culture of a place as well as well its culture, historical values, and more.  You actually discover a lot of things when you set-out with a Mediterranean cruise- sitting for hours on the beach and soaking warm sun rays into your bones; walking down along the trail of shores with fresh breeze touching your body; and getting to know treasure islands to expand your knowledge. Briefly, you take a break out of your boring schedules when you land on those golden Islands one-by-one that have a history to share with you and ability to make your cruise a such a magical and unforgettable memory of your life’s book.  In short Mediterranean cruises you get a sneak peak at Mediterranean lifestyle, and realize how beautiful the life is for those who are living out there on the Islands and have a beautiful climate to keep themselves calmed and relaxed even in the hustle and bustle of life.

 

When you are on a Mediterranean cruise you feel that life has broad meanings, and this is when you voyage around different sunny lands attached with port cities helping people like in their adventure. And this assortment of port cities is all connected with the Mediterranean Sea. This is up to you to explore these small cities and you can take your decision yourself. You can either plan for Western Mediterranean cruise, or Eastern Mediterranean Cruise.  In the former cruise, you can come across adventures like beaches, small-cities, and resorts, and in the latter cruise you can explore ancient culture of Greek or Ephesus or more.

 

When you settle for a Western Mediterranean holiday cruise, your ship will take you from Barcelona, Rome, or Genoa. And then you will be sailed to the posts of call such as Balearic Islands or you can choose another famous destination Italy.  In Balearic Islands you can explore around Majorca, Ibiza, Menorca, and Forementera, and in Italy you can find a lot of historical places to have fun at such as Rome and Pisa.  Mediterranean cruises generally have specific places for the stops and these include Morocco, Monte Carlo, Malta, and Croatia.

 

The Eastern Mediterranean cruise calls at the ports which are embarkation and debarkation. These two are also known as the main ports that start from the Aegean Sea and go up to the Adriatic. If you ever wanted to have a look at ancient cities, you should be very pleased with your cruise because you can visit Olympia in Greece. It may sound like a dream indeed.  You can also explore Croatian cost, and Ephesus in Turkey. If this is your firs time with Mediterranean voyage you should sail on a big ship that’s going to cover all ports of call. It’s not difficult to find out a good ship, you also need to make sure if you will be provided with all possible facilities, amenities, and services on-board. If you haven’t have any clear idea of a cruise ship, you can opt for either Carnival Cruise or Costa Rica cruise whichever sounds perfect to you.

 

 

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Beautiful Nature Landscapes

Posted by on Feb 28, 2012 in Nature | Comments Off on Beautiful Nature Landscapes

A natural landscape is a landscape that is unaffected by human activity. A natural landscape is intact when all living and nonliving elements are free to move and change. The nonliving elements distinguish a natural landscape from a wilderness. The natural landscape is a place under the current control of natural forces and free of the control of people for an extended period of time. Landscape photography is a great field of photography, especially if you love nature and if you love to travel. You can travel the world taking pictures of beautiful scenes across many countries.

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Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Posted by on Feb 25, 2012 in Nature | 1 comment

Seljalandsfoss is one of the most famous waterfalls of Iceland. It is a pretty famous waterfall dropping about 60m over the cliffs of the former coastline. Upstream the river flows through Troll Gorge to Troll Gorge Marsh, a lovely hollow with flourishing vegetation, before tumbling down over a series of waterfalls, and finally off the cliff edge at Seljalandsfoss. It is possible to go behind the waterfall.

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Seljalandsfoss is situated in between Selfoss and Skógafoss at the road crossing of Route 1 (the Ring Road) with the track going into Þórsmörk. Given its conspicuous position, it’s easily seen from the Ring Road and so its popularity shouldn’t be surprising as a result.

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Nearby this waterfall are other smaller waterfalls including Gljúfurárfoss, which you can literally walk to from this falls.

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Seljalandsfoss is one of Icelands most beautiful waterfalls. Access to the waterfall is very good.  It´s not the highest or mightiest but the fact that you can walk behind it makes it special. There is plenty of car parking, and footpaths in the surrounding area. Nearby is a good campsite at Hamragarðar.

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The river is a fresh water river , not a glacier melt river. The cliffs in the mountains around Eyjafjallajökull, called Eyjafjöll, are covered with lush green vegetation from all the fertilizer which the nesting seabirds, which live there, bring to them.

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In addition to the main cascade at Seljalandsfoss, smaller streams tumble off the cliff at its western side. Seljalandsfoss stands in a lovely location, surrounded by cliffs and green slopes. It is a landmark visible from far away as a white streak against the dark cliff face.

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Beautiful Ireland Landscape

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in Nature | 6 comments

The Republic of Ireland has the most breathtaking landscapes, fine food, comfortable and affordable accommodation. There is something for everyone from music concerts, national events to food and drink festivals. Read more about its attractions in March and April.

The best time to visit Ireland is spring, there are still not too many tourists and it is the best time to see the fresh, green blanket landscape as the grass is the greenest that time. Therefore, just book your flight, rent a car (car hire Ireland is very easy and convenient form of transport) and go explore the most unusual places within the green blanket landscape…

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