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Mexico Holiday

Mexico Holiday
vacationrentalsexperts.pennistonemedia.com/10-exciting-th... - Relax on the sandy Pacific and Caribbean beaches – Enjoy the cool breeze from the sea, swim or simply go surfing. Notably, Playa Norte beach that is tucked away on Isla Mujeres off the coast of Cancun that is celebrated for its warm shallow water and white sand is a great way to kick off your vacation will leave you totally satisfied. Engage in water sports – With the coastline stretching over 6,000 miles you can be sure to enjoy a range of water sports like snorkeling, diving, sport fishing, sailing as well as surfing. Moreover, you have the advantage of choosing between the three major water bodies namely unrestrained pacific, the sea of Cortes that is warm and the azure Caribbean.

Travel to Africa

Travel to Africa
vacationrentalsexperts.pennistonemedia.com/discovering-af... - Tour of City Bowl Cape Town, South Africa The City Bowl is a part of Cape Town in South Africa. It is a natural amphitheatre-shaped area bordered by Table Bay and defined by the mountains of Signal Hill, Lion’s Head, Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak. The adventurous soul within me was completely satisfied with the picturesque vistas of Table Mountain and the City Bowl that I saw from Signal Hill. What’s more, I visited a few beaches in the area, ranging from Clifton 4th beach to Boulders Beach. I highly recommend visiting the beaches because the water in South Africa is uncommonly warm! Some other things I did in Cape Town was visit the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take pictures of city hall, and take a day to go wine tasting in the Cape Winelands. Guided Vacations After enjoying Cape Town, I decided to indulge myself in a very typical touristy activity in Africa- I went on a safari. My guide info…

Mexico Day of the Dead

Mexico Day of the Dead
vacationrentalsexperts.pennistonemedia.com/10-exciting-th... - Origin of the Day of the Dead Celebrations The day of the dead is believed to have originated from Aztec festival that was dedicated to goddess Mictecacihuatl as well as the indigenous observances that date back to thousands of years ago. It is a blend of Spanish catholic beliefs and pre-Hispanic indigenous beliefs. In fact, this day coincides with All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day in the Catholic calendar.

Day of the Dead in Mexico Caribbean

Day of the Dead in Mexico Caribbean
vacationrentalsexperts.pennistonemedia.com/10-exciting-th... Reasons for Celebrating Day of the Dead Day of the Dead is time of joyous celebrations and festivities to show commitment and love to the dead hence people invest a lot of money and time in making this day a success. Preparations for the festivities of this day often begin early. Ironically, there are those that celebrate this day out of fear. This is mainly because of the folk tales that are rampant on what will happen should someone neglect their ancestors on this day. For instance, when a spirit comes then finds paltry offerings or that an altar was not built for them they feel angry and sad especially when other spirits have bountiful of offerings. In addition, spirits that are neglected may seek revenge on their living folk. This may be through illness or death soon after this holiday.

Discover South Africa

Discover South Africa
vacationrentalsexperts.pennistonemedia.com/discovering-af... South Africa’s other top vacation spots include UShaka Marine World and the Wild Coast found in Kwa-Zulu Natal along the East Coast, as well as the magnificent Drakensberg Mountain Range flanked by the beautiful lush, green rolling hills of Lesoto, a Kingdom fully surrounded by South Africa, The Cradle of Humankind in the central Gauteng Province, and the gorgeous beginnings of the Kalahari Desert in the North West. There is so much to do and see in South Africa, that you would need an entire vacation dedicated to exploring this wonderful country. However, there are plenty of other amazing vacation spots in Africa to enjoy. Along the borders of South Africa, you will find Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, and Botswana, all of which offer numerous exciting vacation hotspots and attractions.

Travelling to Africa

Travelling to Africa
vacationrentalsexperts.pennistonemedia.com/discovering-af... - Cape Town offers a truly unique experience with cosmopolitan CBD and wide variety of outlying areas that will appeal to everyone. Within the CBD itself, you can enjoy taking a long hike or cable car ride up the famed Table Mountain, explore the Cape of Goodhope Castle, take a boat ride out to Robben Island, where the renowned ex-president Nelson Mandela was held prisoner, and enjoy the world-class V&A Waterfront. The famous Cape Wine Route is a must where you will find some of the finest wine farms in the world in towns like Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. These places have such a rich history too with interesting museums, history buildings, and plenty of world class restaurants and cafes to frequent.

Summer to Africa

Summer to Africa
vacationrentalsexperts.pennistonemedia.com/discovering-af... - My Trips to Discover the Real Africa - Guided Vacations After enjoying Cape Town, I decided to indulge myself in a very typical touristy activity in Africa- I went on a safari. My guide informed me that safari meant ‘to journey’ in Swahili and I thought that was very beautiful. I travelled to Kruger National Park in South Africa (which claims to have the highest diversity of wildlife in Africa). I will, say this, of the ‘Big 5’ I saw elephants, a rhinoceros, lions, and buffalo. No leopards for me! Still, the experience was unparalleled. Seeing the animals in a natural setting, away from the cages and fences of zoos made me think of a more peaceful and organic period of our world’s history. I truly felt that I was one with the earth.

Barcelona in Spain

Barcelona in Spain
vacationrentalsexperts.pennistonemedia.com/travel-spain-d... - Things to do in Barcelona With so many things to do, Barcelona is the perfect choice for a city break. Situated on the Mediterranean coast, 160 km from the Pyrenees, Catalonia’s capital is the 2nd largest city and one of the most important cultural centers in Spain. With increasing air traffic, it has become one of the favorite tourist destinations for those who want to combine entertainment with cultural activities. Indeed, this modern and dynamic urban conglomerate satisfies the most varied tastes and the most sophisticated desires. Attractive beaches, world class museums, flamenco, many shopping opportunities, lots of things to do, a vibrant nightlife, perfectly preserved Gothic architecture, open air Art Nouveau expositions, and football are just a few reasons to visit Barcelona, the city of the famous Picasso and Ghaudi.

Barcelona in Spain

Barcelona in Spain
vacationrentalsexperts.pennistonemedia.com/travel-spain-d... - Having a walk along Barrio Gotico’s streets is one of the most interesting things to do in Barcelona. Located in the close proximity of Barcelona’s historic center, Parc de la Ciutadella is the perfect spot for a fun family day. While the adults will appreciate the sightseeing opportunities this 19th century garden offers, there are plenty of things to do for the little ones as well. Get up in the morning and join the Gothic Quarter Walking Tour leaving from the Turisme de Barcelona Information office every morning at 9:30. A professional English speaking guide will offer you plenty of insight information about Barcelona’s landmarks, the area’s past, the best dining and shopping spots in the neighborhood as well as about the less known, yet very interesting things to do in the city.

Water fall Zambia Africa

Water fall Zambia Africa
vacationrentalsexperts.pennistonemedia.com/discovering-af... - Zambia in Africa Visit the Victoria Falls World Heritage National monument site that is part of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. This site gives you a perfect view point to watch the waters glide through the rocks. You can also take a hair raising walk across the footbridge through the mist to the knife edge. You will be treated to a magnificent view of the abyss below. • Take a thrilling journey to Livingstone island where you will bathe in the infinity pool known as the Devil’s pool that is at the edge of the raging falls. You can dive into the pool and then thrust your head over the edge for an astonishing view of the 100m drop. You can also swim or walk to access it when the water is low. • Go on a rafting adventure on the Zambezi River and brave the exhilarating rapids in the company of a rafting instructor. Other activities that you can engage in include going on scenic helicopter flights, goi…

Africa Holiday

Africa Holiday
vacationrentalsexperts.pennistonemedia.com/discovering-af... - Planning that perfect African holiday - For those who are outdoor enthusiasts, Africa is your playground! Even if you are an admitted city slicker, you will find Africa one of the most fascinating places on earth, with many vibrant cities and towns that will appeal to your urban sense of adventure. So, let’s have a look at the top amazing vacation spots in Africa that should include in your travel itinerary, when you embark on your journey.

Travelling Around Spain

Travelling Around Spain
vacationrentalsexperts.pennistonemedia.com/travel-spain-d... - Spain Travel Photos - Have a walk in the Old Town! A good starting point to discover this city is the complex and eclectic old town (La Ciutat Vella) and the Gothic Quarter (Barrio Gotico) – Barcelona’s medieval core. Along the winding streets of the city’s Old Quarter, you will find many of Barelona’s landmarks, among which the historic the buildings surrounding Plaça del Rei. Built in the mid 19th century by Francesc Daniel Molina, this Italian-style market is surrounded by tall palm trees and decorated with iron lamps, while its heart is held by the Fountain of Three Graces.

Travelling to Spain

Travelling to Spain
vacationrentalsexperts.pennistonemedia.com/travel-spain-d... - Valencia in Spain Lots of sunshine and sandy beaches thrown in with the best paella in Spain and some interesting architectural delights are what you would find here. Spain offers a variety of interests to its tourists. On the coastal provinces, the beaches are plenty and inviting. Spain’s history, culture and lifestyle are all reflected in the architecture of its buildings, monuments, cathedrals and churches found everywhere, in the variety of folk and western classical music and their dances, the museums of art and history, the wineries that made them one of the best old world wine growing countries and so much more.

Discovering Canada Capital City

Discovering Canada Capital City
vacationrentalsexperts.pennistonemedia.com/ottawa-brief-t... - Ottawa Vacation The Canadian Museum of Civilization in riverside Gatineau provides a look at the human history of Canada and its multicultural population. Exhibits include permanent galleries housing prehistoric tools, textiles and weapons of 16th century Ottawa as well as prominent Canadian public figures from its long history. It also hosts several special exhibitions from time to time. Other museums that are worth a visit include the Canadian War Museum, the Canadian Museum of Nature, Canadian Agricultural Museum and the Diefenbunker or Canada’s Cold War Museum. Visitors can take one of several guided walking tours available in the city for a closer and more personal look at the major attractions and some off-beat sights known to locals alone.

Discovering Canada Capital City

Discovering Canada Capital City
vacationrentalsexperts.pennistonemedia.com/ottawa-brief-t... - Ottawa Taxis are easy to find and plentiful. There is also plenty of parking space available at the major attractions, so you can drive in without worry. The city’s public transit run by OC Transpo includes the O-Train light rail and the Transitway bus rapid transit systems. Downtown is also very compact, so it’s easy to walk around in. Streets are pedestrian friendly and most attractions are located close to one another. You can also rent a bicycle and ride along the city’s over 170 km bicycle-friendly paths.

Dinner in Turkey

Dinner in Turkey
vacationrentalsexperts.pennistonemedia.com/holidaying-in-... - Family Dinner - We feel very privileged to get this insight into their lives and it will long remain a highlight of Istanbul. We recommend this to everyone. Afterwards we walk the cobbled back-streets of the area with the guide and drop into a local tea house. While drinking tea, sampling a waterpipe, playing backgammon and enjoying views over the Marmara Sea, we discuss Turkey and its quest for membership of the European Union. I conclude that while many in Istanbul see a future in Europe, much of the rest of the country and the government is reluctant to give up the culture of its Eastern roots. Ps If I was a singer my song wouls be " This country is on fire !!" Turkey Rock !!

Vacationing in Turkey

Vacationing in Turkey
vacationrentalsexperts.pennistonemedia.com/holidaying-in-... - The Turquoise Coast as it is popularly known is the other name for the Turkish Riviera. It has the heady combination of beautiful weather, warm sea, and a coastline that stretches beyond the horizon along the Mediterranean and Aegean seas. The architectural and natural beauty of this place attracts many tourists every year to soak in the sun and sights. It is believed that during the Roman era, Marc Anthony had presented the Turkish Riviera as the most beautiful wedding gift to Cleopatra. Ps Turkey is hot !! It is in the top 10 places I visited - awesome food,culture, beauty and lots and lots of things to do A must visit for all avid traveler.

Holiday to Turkey

Holiday to Turkey
vacationrentalsexperts.pennistonemedia.com/holidaying-in-... - Are you looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of your work and routine and set off on a holiday that would inspire you with a land rich in its history, diverse in its culture and modern in its outlook. Imagine yourself walking through the bustling streets of a country that is probably one of the oldest inhabited regions on the globe. As per historians, the Anatolian Peninsula that holds most of modern Turkey today is the place where the earliest human settlements existed. Aya Sofya, Istanbul I look around. Within sight are mosques, churches, palaces, Roman ruins, markets and amazing views over the Bosporus. This was the centre of the world and capital of both Christian and Islamic empires for some 1600 years and it shows. We start by paying homage to all the marvellous sights of old Istanbul.

Christmas in Europe

Christmas in Europe
vacationrentalsexperts.pennistonemedia.com/travel-tips-to... - A concept born in the 14th century in Germany, Christmas markets are a long tradition in Europe and have gradually extended to the American territory as well. Starting the last days of November, most European towns begin adorning their streets and squares with seasonal decorations and colorful lights. Small wooden huts or simple stalls make their appearance and all sorts of products are traded, to the delight of the youngest and of the oldest. Valkenburg, Netherlands Xmas marketA truly magical atmosphere is waiting for you in Valkenburg. Spending the winter holidays in this charming Dutch town means attending Christmas parades twice a week (on Wednesday and Saturday evenings), visiting the beautiful castle of Valkenburg aan de Geul and making your Christmas shopping in a unique setting. Reaching its 29th edition in 2015, the Valkenburg Christmas market is organized in a cave (Velvet Cave). During your vi…