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Bring the entire family to Guangzhou, China, and enjoy a Safari!

One of the major cities of China, Guangzhou is a great destination for families. One of the busiest trade and transport hubs of the country, it is a city that never sleeps! There is so much to enjoy in the city that caters to all ages including shopping, culinary experiences, parks, temples, museums, festivals, and so much more!

The capital of Guandong Province, Guangzhou is the third biggest city in China and is packed with more than 14 million inhabitants as of 2013. It is a sprawling city blessed by a humid subtropical climate, although monsoon rains is experienced from April to September. The Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, one of China’s busiest airports, is located about 28 kilometers from the downtown area. You can also reach the city by bus from various places in China, and by boat from Xiamen, Shanghai, Qingdao, Hong Kong, Macau, and Hainan Island.

The city has numerous attractions including the Guangzhou Opera House, The Western Han Museum of the Nanyue King Mausoleum, Chen Family Temple, Canton Tower, Huaisheng Mosque, Six Banyan Tree Temple & Flower Pagoda, and the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. The kids will enjoy the Chang Long International Circus, Chimelong Paradise, Chimelong Water Park, Changlong Tourist Resort, and the Guangzhou Crocodile Park. The highlight of your visit must be a visit to the Chimelong Xiangjiang Safari Park. It is the largest safari park in the world, and houses the most number of species. Covering a total are of 1,333,340 square meters, the park  is the home to more than 500 species including pandas, koalas, white tigers, elephants, salamanders, giraffes, and lions, just to name a few. Where else in the world can you find all these animals in just one park!

You do not have to travel to many places so your kids can enjoy being  up close and personal with a wide selection of animals. Take a trip to Guangzhou where you can enjoy a variety of activities as well. Consult your travel agent for more details. 

Welcome to the “End of the Word”, Ushuaia, Argentina

Dubbed as the city at the end of the world, Ushuaia is a lovely city located in the island of Tierra del Fuego, nestled between the Martial Mountains, the Beagle Channel, and the Bay. It is one of the most visited places in Argentina and rightfully so, aside from its numerous attractions, it is the perfect home base for winter sports, hiking, and a portal to Antarctica.

Ushuaia was once used as a penal colony, a missionary base, and the naval base of Argentina. Today it is a bustling city with more than 60,000 inhabitants. You would be surprised to know that thousands of tourists from all over the world visit the city, lured by its natural environment, geography, numerous attractions, and adventures to experience.  The quickest and best way to get to Ushuaia is by air travel. The Ushuaia Malvinas Argentinas International Airport is served by three carriers from Argentina and Chile, and is only 4 kilometers from the heart of the city.

Because of its location, Ushuaia is a nature lover’s paradise. Most of the activities you can experience involves enjoying both the sea and the land. Adventures you can experience includes trekking and kayaking at Laguna Esmeralda, sailing on the Beagle Channel,  enjoying a Patagonia Adventure Explorer, canoeing or camping at Lago  Roca, spending a day or two at the Tierra del Fuego National Park, and be up close and personal with hundreds of penguins at the Isla Martillo also known as the Penguin Island.  You must also visit the Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, Plaza Malvinas, Museo Yamana, and the Iglesia de la Merced.

Take a trip to Ushuaia, and when you get  back home you can proudly say, “I have been to the end of the world”! Consult your travel agent for more details. 

Visit the Deepest Fjord in the World: Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland

Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland is one of the most remote towns with the deepest fjord in the world. In such an isolated area, what adventures can you do? Is it even worth going to?

This place has about 450 inhabitants, all of which are natives and have been in this area in a very long time. If you have plans on staying in Ittoqqortoormiit, there is a seven-room guest house within the area. This is the only lodging in town. During winter, this place is dark, frozen, and in order to reach it, a helicopter needs to be chartered. Should you need to warm yourself up during your stay, there are hot springs in town where you can soak to your heart's content.

Ittoqqortoormiit is considered one of the best places to go sailing. It is also the best area to witness the magical display of the northern lights. During your stay, you can try your hand at dog sledding where you can have an opportunity to see the Polar Bears. Arctic wildlife are abundant in this area so expect to see arctic foxes, hares, musk oxen, wolves, and seals. Make sure you visit Cap Tobin, an old deserted village, and discover the reason why the townsfolk left that area. You can also witness amazing sunrises and sunsets here, visit archaeological sites, see icebergs and fjords, enjoy the mountain view, and watch the natives (Intuits) dance.

The way of living here may be quite different but it is through traveling to this place that you get to see a one-of-a-kind culture set in a beautiful place.

Experience the Old and New in Berlin, Germany

Berlin, the capital of Germany, is one of the sixteen states of Germany. It is located on the banks of River Spree and River Havel and has a temperate seasonal temperature. Because of the weather, greens thrive in this city with one third of it occupied by parks, gardens, forests, rivers, and lakes.

Berlin's economy is made up of high-tech firms and service centers. Industries like IT, pharmaceuticals, biomedical engineering, clean technology, biotechnology, construction, and electronics thrive here. There are also numerous renowned universities, museums, orchestras, and entertainment centers within the city. Its picturesque views made it a popular setting for international films and festivals. Indeed, we can say that Berlin, Germany is a city of science, politics, media, and culture.

The old and the new blend perfectly well in Berlin. While it is a known destination to those who want to immerse themselves in culture and a long interesting history that dates back for centuries, the city is also known to those who want to enjoy nightlife, contemporary arts, and city living in general. Berlin, in fact, prides itself for being one of the top cities sought after for a high quality of living. Who wouldn't want to stay there anyway, right?

Experience the ease of city living mixed with a deeply rooted history in Germany's Berlin. Book a holiday with a travel agent today and get the best rates and itineraries!

5 Things You Didnt Know About Patmos, Greece

Let the waters relax your spirit as the warm sun rays make you feel alive again! Named as "Europe's Most Idyllic Places to Live" by Forbes Magazine, living in Patmos, Greece is most definitely pure bliss. The laid back pacing of daily life will give visitors enough time to truly enjoy the beauty and magic of the island.

Are you planning to pack your bags and head to Greece? Make sure you don't miss Patmos! Here are some quick facts about Patmos, Greece:

  1. We all know the Bible and we are familiar with the Book of Revelations. Unknown to many, the Book of Revelations was actually written in Patmos, Greece. When Saint John the Divine was exiled, he was sent to Patmos, Greece, which was then a place for criminals because of its inaccessibility.
  2. The monastery is visible from all parts of the island.
  3. There are four villages in this little island: Kampos, Chora, Skala and Grikos.
  4. The island has 63 kilometers of coast, making it perfect for a beach holiday.
  5. The only thing that travelers say to avoid are the ridiculously expensive cab rides in the island. Then again, the island is so small it's hard to get lost so you don't really need to take a taxi!

Are you ready for a blissful holiday? See the charming island of Patmos in Greece and experience life in this Greek island to the fullest by immersing yourself in the local culture.

For holidays in Patmos, book with your trusted travel agent!

How to avoid pickpockets in Barcelona

Are you traveling to Barcelona soon? Although Barcelona is a generally safe city, it cannot be denied that it has a pickpocket problem at hand. But, do not let that stop you from seeing and experiencing Barcelona because it is truly a beautiful city. What is a tourist to do then?

You might have already heard that Barcelona was named the “Pickpocket Capital of the World” with 6,000 thefts per day on visitors. These robberies targeting tourists often happen in La Rambla where tourists often leave their belongings unattended as they try to find their destination on their maps and guide books. With a scene like that, it is no wonder La Rambla has become a ground for a lot of pickpockets in Barcelona. So as not to be victimized by pickpocketing or bag snatching, there are some precautionary measures that tourists can make to protect themselves when visiting.

If you are visiting Barcelona with a companion or a group, one person should watch the luggage while the other companions figure out where they will be heading. Better yet, come prepared by having an itinerary and instructions on how to reach your destination ready. That way, you do not need to stand in the middle of La Rambla trying to figure out where to go and your things wide open for pickpockets to take.

You do not want to let a pickpocketing incident ruin your vacation in the beautiful city of Barcelona. Be a vigilant tourist! Come prepared and protect yourself from pickpockets.

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