Jan201527

I was fortunate enough to visit Greece many times with my family when I was a kid, it was by far the best place I went to in my early years! Of course travelling with your family and travelling by yourself are two entirely different things, the good thing about travelling with family was that my mother used to drag us to each and every major tourist site.

When I look back I remember we used to complain about having to trek across cities all day long but in reality we should have been grateful, it is those experiences that ignited the fire in me to travel and to see more. The most memorable place that we visited in Greece was most definitely Athens, this is a city that always stuck in my mind. It made such an impression on me that I went back to visit again last year and it was even better than i remembered.

The first thing I love about Athens is that it can cater for any budget, so if you’re looking for Luxury Hotels Athens you can find them and at the same time if your backpacking you can find some great hostels to lay your head for the night.

Athens is steeped in history and there is a wealth of things for you to see and do, make sure you research the place thoroughly before you go. If you don’t want to do any research then simply follow this guide of places that you just have to see!

The Parthenon

Athens is always seen as where civilisation was born, so it really would be crime to come here and not visit the Acropolis to take in the magical Parthenon. This can not be missed! When you buy a ticket to you will also be given access to the other major archaeological sites, try and see as many as you possibly can.

Mount Lycabettus

Wherever you are in Athens you will see a beautiful green mountain, don’t just look at it and ignore it. You really need to make your way to the top asap! Why? Because at the top of that lush mountain is a cafe where you can take in the some of the most beautiful views of Athens. If that isn’t enough to convince you then the fact that there’s an amphitheater where you can see some of the most famous names in world music during the summer months.

Jan201527

Dubai is a holiday destination that I always recommend to my friends, I absolutely loved my time there. There is so much to see and do that you might, like me, find yourself running out of time as whiz round to see all of the amazing sites that are on offer.

Before you plan what you are going to be doing on your trip you need to get your flights and accommodation booked. Whilst Dubai may have some of the most luxurious hotels in the world that do cost a lot of money what it also has is some great options for those on a budget. Cheap hotels in Dubai are not difficult to find if you make sure that you book early and do your research, trust me when I say that there are some great deals to be had!

I met up with a couple of friends that visited Dubai on my recommendation and here’s what we all agreed were the must see things when you’re there.

Burj Khalifa

No trip to Dubai would be complete without visiting the Burj Khalifa – it is the world’s tallest building! You know what’s even better about visiting the world’s tallest building? You get to hop in the world’s fastest list to take you to the top! I am not too fond of heights so it was difficult at first, but the views were absolutely majestic you need to go at sunset for the best view ever!

Ski Dubai – Mall of The Emirates

Dubai is in the desert isn’t it? Yes it is! But this is Dubai and absolutely nothing is out or reach, so if you fancy hitting the slopes for a bit of skiing you can. I like the novelty of doing this because outside it’s plus 50 degrees and is below zero inside. Whats more is that there is even a cafe/bar halfway on the slope which is just what you would find if you were in the alps!

Dubai Fountains

This is free and fantastic! If you haven’t been to vegas to see the fountains there you might have seen them in some hollywood movies, well, anything Vegas can do Dubai can do bigger, better and brighter! Head to the fountains at night to see their true beauty.

Jan201501

Malta is a holiday destination like no other, it is a tiny island of just over 400,000 people, but it has so much to offer those that visit. If you want to know one some of the many Malta holidays it can offer you then read on to get an insight into this beautiful place.

Location

Malta is located in the Mediterranean Sea and lies 80km south of Sicily and 284km east of Tunisia. The location of Malta means that it has an ideal sub-tropical Mediterranean climate, with warm to hot summers and mild winters, and this makes it an ideal place to visit at any time of the year.

Annual rainfall is low, averaging 568mm a year. Bathing in the sea is quite possible well into the ‘winter’ months, and the peak beach season can last until mid- to late October.

History

Malta is place that is rich in history that dates back to the dawn of civilisation. Malta’s islands experienced a golden Neolithic period and has given Malta the remains of mysterious temples that are dedicated to the goddess of fertility. The Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans and the Byzantines have all left their mark on the islands, this makes Malta one of the most historically and culturally diverse places in the world.

Malta in modern times was ruled by Britain and adapted the British system of administration, education and legislation

Food and Drink

Maltese cuisine is a fusion of the long relationship between the native Maltese people and the many different civilisations who have occupied the islands over hundreds of years and this gives Malta a diverse mix of Mediterranean cooking. Malta has many specialty restaurants as well as the local fare.

Traditional food is rustic and seasonal in Malta, and there are many delicious foods, such as Lampuki pie (fish), Rabbit Stew and Kapunata (Maltese ratatouille). If you visit Malta you must try one of the various snacks on offer too, such as hobz biz-zejt, this is break dipped in olive oil, rubbed with tomatoes and filled with tuna, onion, garlic, tomatoes and capers.

Tourist Attractions

Malta has many tourist attractions that you must visit in your lifetime, as stated before the rich history of Malta adds to the cultural diversity and for tourist attractions this is no different. One of the major attractions that Malta has to offer are the UNESCO listed Megalithic Temples, these are prehistoric temples that are believed to have been built between 3600 BC and 700BC and have been claimed as the oldest free-standing structures on Earth.

Malta has many more attractions that you must visit, such as beaches that will suit anyone from a sunbather to a windsurfer.

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