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3 Towns you should visit in Cinque Terre

3 Towns you should visit in Cinque Terre

There are lots to see in Cinque Terre, after all, it is literally mean "five lands" for the five villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso al Mare along the Northern West coast of Italy on the Mediterranean Sea. Besides the Amalfi Coast, Cinque Terre is one of the most popular stretches of the Italian Riviera. The five towns are full of colorful houses and vineyards that sit on steep terraces, harbors are filled with fishing boats, and trattorias turn out seafood specialties along with the Liguria region’s famous pesto sauce. Enjoy your visit to Cinque Terre by downloading the Cinque Terre Travel Guide and Offline Map.

1.      Riomaggiore

You've probably seen pictures of it all over social media, the colorful tower houses overlooking a quaint, sheltered beach. Yes, that's Riomaggiore and is the second largest town in Cinque Terre. Some of the places to visit are the Port of Riomaggiore, Church of San Giovanni, the Guardiola, and the Centre for Environmental Education and Naturalistic Observation. It's also known for its locally-produced wine and is the hometown of the Wine Cooperative of the Cinque Terre region. A notable feature is also the Riomaggiore castle, it was once used as a lookout for Saracen incursions, but now offers lodging and is open for events.

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2.      Manrola

Manrola might be one of the smallest towns, but it is rich in culture and is the oldest. This ancient Roman town is huddled atop a headland of dark rock. Asides from its picturesque beauty, it is known to attract visitors from all over Italy and the world for its Nativity scene with 300 life-sized statues made from recycled materials. The church that is dedicated to the Nativity was once used as a lookout tower.

3.      Monterosso

This town has one the of the more interesting architectures in the region. During the 11th century to protect the town from Saracen pirates and rival Pisans, fortifications were increased thus defending the people from attacks. Here' you'll find the Church of San Giovanni Battista and the Aurora Tower. The famous depiction of the Crucifixion by Van Dyck himself is housed in the monastery of Cappuccini, which is connected to the church of San Francesco.

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3 Compelling reasons to Visit Alhambra!

3 Compelling reasons to Visit Alhambra!

Built originally for military purposes, the name Alhambra comes from an Arabic root which means "crimson castle", due to the colors of the towers and wall that surround the entire hill of La Sabica. Interestingly enough, by starlight, the walls and towers look silver, but by sunlight, they transform into gold. The Alhambra was created as an "alcazaba" (fortress), an "alcázar" (palace) and a small "medina" (city), all in one. Download the Alhambra Guide and Offline Map to help you understand the distinctive features of the monument when you visit.

1.      It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Alhambra is regarded one of the finest palaces from its era and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. It welcomes over two million in 2014 alone and was declared the most visited monument in Spain. That's reason enough to visit Alhambra considering Spain's other impressive sights. Although the palace was built in the 13th century, its magnificence and beauty remain remarkably intact. The buildings feature intricate designs, detailed mosaics, and hand-carved cedar wood.

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2.      It is Home to Magnificent Monuments and Incredible Art

Seven halls at Alhambra is dedicated to a variety of exhibitions where you can learn about the Alhambra's interesting history. It is also considered to hold the best collection of Nasrid and Mudejar in the art world, so the Museum of Alhambra shouldn't be missed. As you walk your way through a labyrinth of passageways, you'll come across impressive monuments. One of the notable monuments is the Fountain of the Lions. It's a stunning piece to behold with its 12 marble lions sitting at the center of the courtyard in the equally mesmerizing Palace of the Lions.

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3.      The Stunning View

Having been built as a stronghold by the Arabs, the Alhambra sits on the hilltop and occupies the entire hill of La Sabica overlooking Granada. Expect wondrous views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the rolling hills of the Andalusian countryside. Asides from the views and architecture, visitors can also enjoy a stroll through the Generalife Gardens. It's an oasis of peace and tranquility that dates back 750 years. Although it began as a military fortress, the construction of the palace was eventually commissioned by the Nasrid dynasty and was home to the royal family before the Catholic Monarchs took hold during the Reconquista of 1492.

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Must see points at the Home of Country Music, Nashville

Must see points at the Home of Country Music, Nashville

If you're a country-music then you're going to love Nashville and if you're not? Well, Nashville may be fondly referred to as Music City, but its more than just the music that will leave you in awe. The capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee is home to legendary country music venues like the Grand Ole Opry House, the Country Music Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Johnny Cash Museum. Nashville also offers a dynamic food and cocktail scene that you shouldn't miss out on. Download the Nashville Travel Guide and Offline Map to guide you through this historical city.

1.      Ryman Auditorium

The Ryman Auditorium is a definite must-see when visiting Nashville. It was established in 1892 and now enjoys a grand status as a tourist attraction and Music City’s most recognizable icon. What once was the Union Gospel Tabernacle transformed into a stage that became the Grand Ole Opry--a famous radio show and platform for country music. You can take a guided backstage tour through what they call the "Soul of Nashville". If you're feeling up to it, you can even record your own CD at the Ryman's recording studio.

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2.      Pub Crawls on Broadway

After a tour at the Ryman Auditorium, step into the shoes of country music legends and make your way through the bars on broadway. Many of these famous singers and songwriters spent a lot of time on Broadway. Pub crawls can be a lot of fun and you don't even have to drink to enjoy it. The pubs itself are reason enough to go through as many as you can. Their beauty shines not just because of their bright lights, but because of the sense of nostalgia they give with all the memorabilia the posses. Experience the city in true Nashville fashion by going through this tradition of exploring and array of old-fashioned honky tonks and even the newer, trendier bars.

3.      Johnny Cash Museum

Having opened in 2013, the Johnny Cash Museum has drawn Cash fans from all over the world with its collection of Johnny Cash Memorabilia. being touted as the heart and soul of country music, Cash remains a popular legend in the music scene. In the museum you'll find various artifacts from Cash's personal letter to friends and family to not only his costumes, but ones that the Carter family used to wear when he used to sing with June, her sisters and their mother.

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3 Reasons to Love Tbilisi, the Georgian City that Loves You!

3 Reasons to Love Tbilisi, the Georgian City that Loves You!

According to the Georgian ancient proverb, Tbilisi is the city that loves you! Since ancient times, it has been noted that “Every guest is Godsend,” for hospitality. Located at the intersection of Europe and Asia, is a former Soviet republic that’s home to Caucasus Mountain villages and Black Sea beaches is a confluence of multiple cultures. Explore this underrated yet spectacular city of culture, art, and hospitality with the Tbilisi Travel Guide and Offline Map for a stress-free visit.

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1.      The Architecture

The patchwork architecture in Old Tbilisi is reason enough to visit this pretty capital city. Intricate balconies sigh from tired buildings. Cobbled streets ramble through historic neighborhoods. Centuries of Persian, German, and Russian architectural influence is visible. But it’s not just the historic aspects that fascinates. Tbilisi’s more recent stability has it screaming into a disorienting modernity. Controversial space-age architecture takes up residence alongside the historic buildings. A gamut of architectural possibilities sit in the shadow of the 4th century Narikala Fortress. Tbilisi has a complicated history that has continued into the present. The aesthetic of the city bears testament.

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2.      The Wine Culture

Georgia’s clay vessel winemaking process, Qvevri, made UNESCO’s list for the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. They are one of the oldest wine regions in the world, where they cultivated grapevines and neolithic wine production for over 8000 years. Sprinkled throughout the boutiques and sidewalk cafés are dozens of wine shops and tasting rooms. Wine is the icebreaker with new Georgian friends. Each time you meet a local, you can bet they'll share with you their favorite variety. Even more often, they might just boast of their tasty homemade wines.

3.      The Hospitality

Hospitality runs deep in every Georgian's blood, as evidenced by Kartlis Deda watching over over Tbilisi from Sololaki Hill. Better known as Mother Georgia, her looming figure exemplifies the spirit of welcome in the country. For Georgians, this statue represents the dual priorities of hospitality and freedom. Erected in the 50s, Mother Georgia carries a bowl of wine in one hand and a sword in the other. The wine is for friends, the sword for enemies.

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Best places to to put your feet on at the Amalfi Coast!

Best places to to put your feet on at the Amalfi Coast!

Italy has become one of Europe's most popular Summer destinations and with beauties like the Amalfi Coast, it's really no surprise as to why. With its steep, picturesque cliffs, and sparkling views that's been considered an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape by UNESCO, it has fast become one of Italy's most popular destinations. And you've probably seen it all over social media these days as there are picture perfect moments at every turn. Download the Amalfi Coast Travel Guide and Offline City Map and start planning your next Summer escapades.

1.      Positano

This famed Italian destination is every photographer and travel blogger's dream. The village is home to tiny, winding roads that run down to the sea and are lined with restaurants, shops, and a cascade of pastel-colored boutiques and hotels. It's the most photogenic town you'll ever see. Positano is a popular destination for couples looking for a romantic getaway as well as families and groups stopping through on day tours. Spend hours wandering the winding roads of the village and explore the beach path that hugs the mountainside and ends up at the watch tour castles. Every turn brings something new and exciting into view. As you meander through Positano, the charm of this otherworldly town is intoxicating.

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2.      Amalfi Cathedral

You might ask yourself why Amalfi, for such a small place, has its fair share of monuments, not least the spectacular cathedral. It was, of course, one of the four powerful Maritime Republics and established many commercial relationships not least with traders from the Orient. The Cathedral complex is formed of the 'Cloister of Paradise', the 'Basilica of the Crucifix', which houses the Museum, the 'Crypt of St. Andrew' and the Cathedral. Concealing the original Romanesque church, the Baroque interior we see today dates from the early 18th century as do a number of paintings celebrating St. Andrew. Look out for a canvas by Andrea D’Asta on the main altar showing St. Andrew on the Cross. Two superb antique granite columns from Paestum support the triumphal arch of the main apse.

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3.      Amalfi Paper Museum

Located in an ancient XIV century medieval paper-mill, along the road to the Ferriere Valley, Amalfi's Paper Museum is, no doubt, one of the most original museums on the Amalfi coast. It was founded in 1969 by Nicola Milano, owner of the paper-mill and member of one of the most famous families working in the paper production. It hosts machineries and instruments used in the ancient paper-mills. The ancient technologies, restored and active, reconstruct the entire production cycle of the paper. Among the century-old tools in the Museum it is possible to admire the ancient wooden mauls, operated by an hydraulic wheel, the press used to remove the water in excess from the paper, the continuous printing machine and the Dutch machine.

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Barcelona’s Architectural Masterpiece -  Sagrada Familia – Must See!

Barcelona’s Architectural Masterpiece - Sagrada Familia – Must See!

Whether your time in Barcelona revolves around a layover, weekend away or a longer break, the one thing you cannot miss during your time in the Catalan capital is a visit to the Sagrada Familia. One of the most magnificent churches in the world, this amazing creation comes from the mind of the famous architect Antoni Gaudi. The church is still a work in progress even though construction began in 1882 and is expected to finish in 2026--that’s 100 years after Gaudi's death. Tour this magnificent masterpiece with the Sagrada Familia Travel Guide and Offline Map.

1.      The Size, Detail, and Craftsmanship

Towering over its neighboring buildings, the Sagrada Familia is epic in scale. When complete it will have an impressive 18 spires, according to Gaudi's design, and will be the tallest church in the world. Outside the grand facade's intricate designs cover the walls in their entirety, with different styles being embraced in the telling of Christ's birth, life, and death. Visitors pass under the tree of life, with animals and wildlife to be spotted wherever you look and throughout the church areas are dedicated to everything from saints to sins. Inside the columns of the church are designed to look like trees and branches, and the roof so intricately designed you would want to stare at it for hours.

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2.      The Stained Glass Windows

The stained glass brings the building to life, with rainbows of light showering down onto the walls and columns all around you. They really have to be seen to be believed. They are considered an essential feature of the church. Gaudi gave them the same expressive intricacy as the architecture of the carvings. And if you love it enough, you can even pay to have a pane of glass added with your own name on it.

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3.      The View from the Top

The panoramic view of Barcelona will blow you away. The way the blue ocean from the Barcelona beach from afar contrasted with the orange glow of the church and the cityscape is worth mustering up your courage to defy your fear of heights, if you have one that is. The spectacular view is definitely a must-see for Barcelona first-timers and frequent visitors alike.

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Reasons to Go Into the Wild at Yosemite National Park

Reasons to Go Into the Wild at Yosemite National Park

National Park-founder John Muir once said "The mountains are calling and I should go." Taking a note from Mr. Muir, you should too! Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, lakes, mountains, glaciers, and biological diversity with almost 95% of the park is designated wilderness. A visit to such an overwhelmingly stunning park can be quite daunting especially for first-timers so be sure to download the Yosemite National Park Travel Guide and Offline Map.

1.      Hiking

There is so much hiking to be had in Yosemite. Panorama Trail is an 8.5-mile one-way trip from Glacier Point to Yosemite Valley and takes you past hidden gems like Panorama Point and Illilouette Falls, before joining the Mist Trail to incorporate Nevada and Vernal Falls too. If you're feeling lucky and up for a mighty challenge then you can apply to undertake the infamous Half Dome Hike – a 10-12 hour trek to the summit of the park’s focal peak, which only allows around 300 people on the trail each day. Equipped with torches and a sense of adventure, you can also opt for a "Flashlight Hike" offered by nearby hotels. You’ll be led through the woods around the area to learn all about the trees and wildlife that make up the forest and makes for a great opportunity for some stargazing.

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2.      Water Activities

First formed by the actions of mighty glaciers, Yosemite’s astonishing scenery is also the result of many millennia of the weathering actions of wind and water. So it's only natural that rafting, boating, and water activities are quite popular at Yosemite. Today, rivers and lakes are some of the park’s biggest attractions, especially for swimmers and paddlers of canoes and kayaks. For thrilling white-water action, venture outside the park boundaries, especially along the mighty Merced River. Adrenaline junkies will surely enjoy the wild and scenic stretches of the Merced and Tuolumne Rivers just outside the park offer thrilling whitewater rides.

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3.      Winter Sports

If you're looking for a unique way to visit Yosemite then head over sometime between December to March and strap on some skis, snowshoes, or hit the slopes for some downhill adventure! Yosemite is home to the oldest downhill skiing area in California and offers downhill skiing and snowboarding. You'll find groomed trails perfect for cross-country skiers, chair lifts that take Alpine skiers to the top of the runs in minutes, a challenging terrain park for snowboarders and skiers to test their limits, and a tubing area where the whole family can experience the thrills together.

 

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Experience these 3 things in Melbourne, Australia’s Cultural and Sporting Capital

Experience these 3 things in Melbourne, Australia’s Cultural and Sporting Capital

Melbourne has consistently topped the Economist Intelligence Unit’s World’s Most Livable Cities List since 2011 and it is expected to be voted number one again this 2017. Here are some of the reasons that make Melbourne so desirable. Get the Melbourne Travel Guide and Offline City Map so you’ll know exactly what to do when you get there.

1.      The Weather

The Melbourne summer has just the right amount of heat to make you go running towards the beach which is just 20 minutes away from the city center. If you don’t feel like going to the beach, there are several hotels and numerous amusement centers that have rooftop pools. The Melbourne winter, on the other hand, is just cool enough to allow you to roam around comfortably as long as you wear the right winter wardrobe. Whether you visit in the summer or in winter, you’ll surely find the Melbourne weather quite pleasing.

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2.      The Food

Melbourne has a very innovative and exciting food scene which accurately reflects how much the people in the city love to it. You will be surprised at how varied the options are, especially for brunch. Here are the eateries and restaurants you should check out:

·         Industry Beans – serves the best coffee in the city. The coffee is roasted on-site so you can guarantee its freshness. Its menu has more caffeinated beverage options than Starbucks.

·         Ginger Boy – known for its delectable Asian Fusion cuisine. Its signature dish is the Son in Law Eggs while its signature cocktail is the Ginger Girl.

·        Embla  – a restaurant filled with the New York vibe that serves an unbelievable variety of small dishes you can eat handily on-the-go.

3.      The Racing

The Melbourne Cup is reason enough to visit the city if you are a fan of racing and everything fast. Its most notable event is the Autumn Racing Carnival’s Super Saturday in which the first horse to reach the finish line can win its owner as much as $500,000. It is a massive event in which countless families set up camp by the track side to make the most out of the experience.

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Be Enticed with Bali, Indonesia’s Island Paradise

Be Enticed with Bali, Indonesia’s Island Paradise

The lush paradise of Bali is the most famous destination in Indonesia and here are the reasons why. And friendly reminder, download the Bali Travel Guide with Offline City Street Map beforehand so you can have an easier time exploring the island.

The Weather

Bali is heaven for people who love the sun. The island is located just eight degrees south of the equator which grants it the perfect tropical weather. The island enjoys an average of 12 to 13 hours of sunlight each day which makes it the ideal place for surfing, sunbathing, beach sports, and all other outdoor activities.

The Beaches

Bali is home to a variety of spellbindingly gorgeous beaches, and each one has its own distinct charm. The south side of the island is known for its sandy beaches, especially those in the Bukit peninsula that are hidden between limestone cliffs. The north side, on the other hand, is known for its remote beaches with calm waters that are perfect for soaking with the whole family.

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The Temples

There are numerous complexes of mystical temples spread throughout the island of Bali, from the highest peaks to the lowest seashores. These temples are ancient and serve as a window to Bali’s rich and intriguing past. Even more impressive is that these temples are still fully functional today and many of them are still being used for various events and festivities.

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Value for Money

Bali is one of the cheapest world-class destinations you can visit. Indonesia has continuously been plagued by inflation. It only takes one glance at the exchange rate to get a grasp of much devaluation the Indonesian rupiah (IDR), the Indonesian national currency, has suffered. Today, your 1 dollar can be exchanged for about 12,000 IRD. Yes, for a little over $83 you can be a millionaire in Indonesia. This pretty much means you can afford anything during your visit, from luxury lodging, to the best food, to the biggest shopping spree of your life. You can even go to the local street markets to utilize your haggling skills and get great stuff at insanely low prices.

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3 Tempting Reasons to Visit Ibiza, the Weekend Paradise

3 Tempting Reasons to Visit Ibiza, the Weekend Paradise

Ibiza is one weird destination wherein you need to visit during the weekend to make the most out of the experience. Here are the reasons that make a weekend in this music loving city one that you’ll never forget. Download the Ibiza Travel Guide and Offline City Map to make the most out of your visit.

1.      Eclectic Dining Scene

You need a large meal to provide you with energy as you indulge in the city’s club culture. Fortunately, Ibiza has an amazing culinary scene that brings together the wonders of indigenous Mediterranean cooking and the talents and skills of world renowned chefs. Tapa is the specialty dish in Ibiza and the best place to taste it is in the swish tapas bar La Cava. La Cava serves a variety of traditional tapas with international twists. If you are looking for a hearty brunch or late lunch then the Deco Restaurant is the place to go. And for seafood lovers, nothing beats the Restaurante Sa Nansa.

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2.      Legendary Club Scene

Ibiza’s unparalleled club scene is the reason why you should visit the city during the weekend. The weekend is when the clubs showcase their main attractions. The Super Club with its countless dancing laser lights is one of the most popular dance clubs in the city. Space has achieved legendary status with its wild parties where everyone is encouraged to throw away all inhibitions and go all out in dancing, chatting, tripping, and seduction. Other nightclubs have several floors with a different type of dance music playing on each floor. With numerous night clubs to choose from, you can go bar hopping all night and still just manage to visit a small portion of them. Some clubs have quite the expensive entrance fee though, so it is best if you do a little research or ask around about a club before you enter it.

3.     Relaxing Beach Scene

The soft white sand found in Ibiza’s many gorgeous beaches is the best way to rejuvenate yourself after a night of wild partying. You can opt to relax by sightseeing, sunbathing or having a picnic or you can just wash away the fatigue and hangover with some watersports. If you want more music, go to the Las Salinas beach where numerous bars near the show play music all day and all night. If you are looking for peace and quiet walk to the far end of the Playa d’en Bossa beach where there are no bars and clubs. For the best view of the sunset, head to the Cafe del Mar on the Sant Antoni seafront.

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Mallorca, the Largest Island in the Balearic Islands Archipelago

Mallorca, the Largest Island in the Balearic Islands Archipelago

More than five years ago, Mallorca was barely known outside of Spain. Then for some reason, people from all over the world started wanting to visit it. Today, Mallorca is one of the most sought after tourist destination in Europe and below are some of the reasons why. If you are also planning to check out this marvelous island, make sure to have your Mallorca Travel Guide and Offline City Map.

The Romance

Many tourists consider Mallorca as the most romantic island in Europe. It makes for the perfect location for a honeymoon or even just a simple romantic getaway. Exquisite white wine, elegant cocktail dresses, majestic view of the ocean, it has everything a couple may need for an unforgettable vacation. Most of Mallorca has become busy after the tourism boom but you can still find some peace and quiet by visiting one of the many small, romantic Spanish villages within the island.

The Cuisine

Mallorca has some of the freshest food in Spain due to the fact that nearly all ingredients come from within the island itself. Tapas are still the most popular and Mallorca has all kinds of them. Seafood also is an important ingredient in most Spanish dishes and all restaurants and eateries in Mallorca only use freshly caught ones.

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The Coastline

The Mallorca coastline is one of the most beautiful in the whole of Europe. Many tourists like to rent a car and just drive around the coastline for an entire day. That is how captivating the island’s coastline is. You’ll find yourself driving with a splendid view of the mountains on one side and a spellbinding view of the ocean and the horizon on the other side.

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The Nightlife

Mallorca has a unique and amazing nightlife. Countless small bars and huge outdoor clubs are scattered around the island. Many of the more established ones even have swimming pools and famous artists as regular performers. Indulge yourself in Spanish music for a night of singing and dancing.

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Visit Málaga, the Gateway to the Costa del Sol

Visit Málaga, the Gateway to the Costa del Sol

Málaga is the second-most populous city of Andalusia and the sixth-largest municipality in Spain. It is extremely popular with tourists and listed below are some of the reasons why. Don’t forget to get your copy of Malaga Travel Guide and Offline City Street Map the before you arrive at this majestic city.

The Location

Málaga is the Southernmost Large City in Europe and its location cannot be more ideal. It is the perfect jumping board for excursions to nearby destinations such as Sevilla, Cordoba, and Granada. The high degree of accessibility makes it a culture-packed Metropolis where modern amenities mix perfectly well with the traditional vibe of a beach town. Whether you sick modern sophistication or rustic peace and quiet, Málaga can give it to you.

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The Weather

Málaga has around 320 days of bright sunshine each year which will allow you to make the most out of its spectacular beaches. This wonderful weather is unique to Málaga. The mountains prevent the cold from reaching it while the Mediterranean regulates the heat and prevents temperatures from going too high. With an average temperature of 22°C, you can visit Málaga any day of the year and still have a blast. 

The Food

Prepare your taste buds for authentic Málaga wine and freshly caught seafood of all kinds. Easy access to fresh ingredients is one of the perks of being a port town. Speaking, of freshness, make sure you try the city’s specialty, the gazpacho. Gazpacho is a soup made with raw vegetables and served cold. And as with any other Spanish city, there is also a wide variety of tapas to choose from in Málaga. With numerous beach cafes, restaurants, and tapa bars to choose from, you never have to eat at the same place twice. Also, check out the pubs and wine bars. Most of them serve Málaga wine directly from the barrel.

The Museums

Málaga has earned the nickname ‘The City of Museums” because it has more than 20 museums, with 15 of them located in the same vicinity. The most notable of these museums are the Pablo Picasso Birthplace Museum and the Picasso Museum of Málaga which both house a massive collection of Pablo Picasso’s works.

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3 Top Notch Reasons to Visit Sydney, Australia’s Most Populous City

3 Top Notch Reasons to Visit Sydney, Australia’s Most Populous City

Sydney is Australia’s most populous city. Locals love it and tourists adore it. If you ever plan on visiting the Land Down Under, Sidney is a city you should not miss. Here are a few reasons why. And remember to download the Sydney Travel Guide and Offline City Map & Metro to make your vacation easier and more pleasant.

1. The Beaches

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Sydney is a city of beaches. With several beaches to choose from, finding one suited to your tastes will be quite easy. The Palm Beach is a popular choice as the mesmerizing scenery during the one-hour long trip to get there from the city center is truly unforgettable. The Clovelly Beach is ideal for families who just want to have a quiet and wholesome picnic by the beach. Shark Beach is known for having its own shark net and a majestic view of theSydney Harbor Bridge.

2. Authentic Sydney side Cuisine

There are several eateries in the city that can provide you with a taste of genuine Australian cuisine. Harry’s Cafe De Wheels is the most popular and most iconic among them all. It is a simple hot dog and pie stand. For a few dollars, you can enjoy a quick meal while enjoying a great view of the Woolloomooloo Harbor. The Doyles is well-known for its take on Australian Fish and Chips that uses squeezed lemon and mayonnaise in place vinegar. And the Kawa Café is the top choice for Australian coffee.

3. So Much Free Stuff to Do

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You can have fun in Sidney without spending a dime. In the center of the city, you can find the Botanic Gardens. This place is full of all kinds of harmless wildlife such as lorikeets, cockatoos, and water dragons. From the Botanic Garden, you can take a straight path to Paddington. In this route which is a few miles long, you can see flying foxes and other sorts of fruit bats flying around. If you are looking for panoramic views of the city, you can go to the Opera House or the Sydney Harbor Bridge.

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Best Reasons to Visit Vienna, the World’s Number One City to Live in

Best Reasons to Visit Vienna, the World’s Number One City to Live in

Vienna has topped Mercer’s Quality of Living Rankings seven times and is expected to top the list again this 2017. If this hasn’t gotten your attention, the city also has a plethora of attractions that will definitely make you want to visit Viena. Before you read on more below have this app handy when touring Vienna, Vienna Travel Guide and Offline City Map & Metro.

Jazz

Vienna is known the world over as a city of classical music with a remarkably stellar jazz scene. You will hear music playing in every square, park, and café. You can just spend the entire day strolling and listening to the music but if you want to indulge your ears with the best jazz music in the world, go visit one of the jazz clubs such as:

  • Porgy & Bess, one of the best jazz clubs in Europe.
  • Jazzland, the oldest jazz club in Austria.

Schönbrunn Palace

The fact that the Schönbrunn Palace is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site already makes it a must-visit when in Vienna. The marvelous structure was designed by architect Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach as an imperial hunting lodge for his son and crown prince Joseph. It was eventually transformed into an imperial summer residence. If you opt for the imperial tour package, you will be able to go inside the palace’s grand state rooms and royal apartments.

Impressive Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna
Impressive Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna

Art at the Belvedere Palaces

There is also ample reason for art enthusiast to go and visit Vienna. The two Belvedere Palaces that were the masterpieces of Baroque architect Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt. The structures were built to serve as royal summer residence. Housed in the Belvedere Palaces is the largest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings consisting of 24 artworks. Paintings for Egon Schiele are also on display. Taking photos is not allowed which makes viewing these invaluable pieces of art really special.

Awesome rainbow in Belvedere palace
Awesome rainbow in Belvedere palace

On a separate section of the Palaces you can find the biggest collection of Austrian art with some pieces dating as far back as the Middle Ages. Famous artists responsible for these priceless works of genius include:

  • Claude Monet
  • Vincent van Gogh
  • Max Beckmann
  • Ai Wei Wei

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You will surely love Philadelphia!

You will surely love Philadelphia!

The Pennsylvanian city is home to over one and a half million people and is the nation's fifth largest city. Philadelphia is considered to be the birthplace of the United States. It was here that the nation's Declaration of Independence from Britain was first read publicly back in 1776.

The tolling of a two-thousand-pound bell marked the occasion. The bell has since become a symbol of freedom and can be admired in the Liberty Bell Center.

Philadelphia's Famous Liberty Bell
Philadelphia's Famous Liberty Bell

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Philadelphia is also the birthplace of the Constitution, which was debated eleven years later across the road in the State House, which is now the Independence Hall. America's Founding Fathers walked these Old City streets, and the many heritage buildings in this area are preserved as part of the Independence National Historical Park.

Take an audio tour to hear gripping stories that bring the world-famous jail back to life.

To hear more voices from the city's past, head to the African American Museum. Its audiovisual projections and artifact collection are aimed at preserving the heritage of African Americans.

Within Washington Square lies The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution. The city's colonial past is still apparent, but nowadays Philadelphia is a modern city, with plenty of art, shopping and culture. Do as locals do and explore the city by bike or public transport, or hop on and off a sightseeing bus.

Fairmount Park is the city's public backyard. It's great for a walk and it showcases many architectural treasures. Admire outdoor art on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, or check out the Smith Memorial Arch, dedicated to the military heroes of the Civil War. Strike Rocky's pose on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Set upon a hill, the neoclassical building is one of the largest museums in the country.

Amazing Philadelphia Museum of Art!
Amazing Philadelphia Museum of Art!

It has over 200 themed galleries displaying nearly 230,000 paintings, sculptures and objects.

The Please Touch Museum means play time for the kids. Even toddlers will love this hands-on museum, where they are never hushed.

Who doesn't want to get lost in Wonderland for a while?

The interactive displays in the museum are fun and educational. Children can also learn a great deal in the Academy of Natural Sciences on Logan Square. Admire the displays of the various species that roam the far North and take the opportunity to pet live animals.

To sample the local food, head straight to the old Reading Terminal Market. Find out why the locals love their Cheese steaks so much, or handpick deli treats from the colorful stalls. For more culinary discoveries visit Philadelphia's Italian Market on Ninth Street.

Philadelphia's climate is very pleasant in springtime and fall. Those colorful seasons bring out the best of the city, but it's fair to say that Philadelphia is stunning all year around.

Come to Philly any time you like!

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