Do you plan to enjoy Sochi’s 2014 Winter Olympics? If so, then you should not miss taking a thrill by visiting a theme park which is located adjacent to the Russia’s Olympic village. The newly built Sochi Adventure Park will finish in the end of 2013. Expect to enjoy another adventure in this hundreds of millions dollars park which various attractions and rides. This extravagant park will stand proudly among several major attractions beside the Olympic venues like apartments, hotels, shopping districts and many more.
This place will boast on its various kinds of thrilling roller coasters and other kinds of themed lands with strong Russian culture, history, legends and folklores. There are also thirty-five rides for those who want to pump up their adrenaline. Check out its tallest 3,500-feet coaster with horseshoe shape and loop twist or the 1,200-feet coaster for wilder experience. There are also theater with 5-dimension special effects, simulators with high-end sci-fi, flying theater about Russia’s Flight, and the challenging dark ride in Journey Into the Darkness.
Kids will find this amusement park as their best place to visit as it can deliver unforgettable experiences. They will enjoy visiting Enchanted Forest that features fairy tales of Russian or Science Fiction as they will find space fantasy with magnificent background setting. They will also learn about Russian history when visiting Fortress of Warriors, revealing literary heroes of this great country. This park also introduces a tribute on historical Winter Olympics as visitors can find out about histories of Winter Olympics throughout years.
There are still other forms of entertainments like fire and laser effect nights, the top Russian circus, puppet shows, carnival rides, and various kinds of exhibitions. Smaller kids will also enjoy some rides like teacups, carousel, merry-go-round, mini train for toddlers, and hundreds of games for total amusement.
iTunes has done it for you yet another time. iBooks has come up with the latest publication of Lonely Planet, The Travel Book, in such an appealing manner as no one else could have.
The Travel Book was published, electronically, on April 12, 2013.
Characteristic features of The Travel Book include:
• An index of 229 countries
• Easy A-Z navigation
• Over 800 dazzling images to take you to the heart of that destination
• Highlights on “Top Things to See & Do” for 229 countries
• Cultural insights of each country including food & drinks, traditional attires, marketplaces, monuments, iconic trademarks
• Map of every country with significant cities plotted
• Search function so that the information you desire is at your doorstep
• Highlighting function so that you can prioritize your trip
If you choose to download it from iTunes, you can enjoy the following enhancements:
• Tempting images and lucrative photo gallery for exploring each country
• 18 interactive guided tours of some of the world’s most exotic spots
• 10 breathtaking videos that make your heart crave for the destination
• 25 interactive maps that take you on a tour of some of the world’s most renowned attractions
• Easily accessible links to find the other interesting travel eBooks on the Apple store
• Links to take you to the best online travel resources at LonelyPlanet.com
Reminder: This ebook can only be viewed using:
I. iBooks 3.0 or later on an iPad.
II. iOS 5.1 or later is required.
Summer is not over yet and you still have great chances to witness whales in Australia coastline. It is true that this small, yet beautiful island is rich of many other amusing attractions. But whales sightseeing are not supposed to be missed. The beauty of whales—from ‘parents to their kids’—become such magnificent phenomenon as they are easily seen only at the beginning of June to the end of September. This is the time when whales raise calves after giving birth. The route of migratory whales is on the Australia coastline because it offers serene Coral Sea waters. This is the perfect place for mate and gives birth and this is the reason why global tourists prefer to witness the beauty of whale migrating and swimming around their boats.
Other places where tourists can witness the beauty of migrating whales include Cape Naturaliste, New South Wales and Victor harbor. Those three places become the natural venues for those whales to play and it will deliver incredible, unique experiences that no other continent in the world can rival. Especially at Sydney harbor, the playing whales are available for the whole year and this becomes great place for whale sightseeing.
Cruising on Australia surely can bring such wonderful experience, not only whales attractions but also the whole beauty of Australian coastline. Based on the descriptions above, you can choose the best time in taking sea travel by cruising to this beautiful continent. Booking in advance during July to September is a must because Australia is always flooded with tourists during those months. Facilities for most cruises to Australia are top notch as they always meet the demands of high class tourists for enjoying luxury sea travel in the continent. Cruises trips are always available during the whole week from various cruising companies so that there will be no shortage of option for cruising.
Recently, New York City’s The Palace Hotel is still in its effort of $135 million renovation. Let’s expect what it will boast this time. for those who wish to enjoy the escapism haven, its Royal Suite cost for about $20,000 and the cost can be higher after the renovation is accomplished. Surprised? Hold your drop jaw as you will find the more expensive Four Seasons’ Ty Warner Penthouse Suite with $45,000. That price is per night. Yes, it is.
Now, you will ask what you will get after you pay tens of thousands of dollars for sleeping, again, in one night. Yes, surely you will get luxury amenities. But, how luxurious is the luxury? Definitely, guests in the suites can use a private elevator, not the regular ones that are also used with other guests—though you can imagine the sorts of guests who live there. The suite has personal chef with that kind of cooking that matches with the $45,000 per night. Just guess it yourself.
Another thing to expect is the magnificent views of Fifth Avenue. It is true that elegant living experience starts even before guests step into the hotel. Each guest is special as guest relations officers should fulfill what each guest wants for every facility like pillow, food and drinks, flowers options within each room, the temperature of the room and so forth—you know. Next expensive facility within each room is the bathroom—if you can imagine what kind of bathroom that a guest should pay for $45,000 in one night. Fixtures are gold plated with insignia lines the sinks. Italian tile mosaic on the floor is hand-laid and you can imagine how it looks like.
A private gym, spa, and what else? Guests will get everything that they want, even for a small piece of face towel. There is even a quick escape through wall secret panel. Are you interested enough?
It may be surprising, but Bangkok has reached its popularity among tourists throughout the world. You might wonder what makes Bangkok popular. It is true that the country only has canals instead of coastline. Even the native Bangkok rarely speaks English and the whole country’s condition is not that clean—especially with the monsoon rains which often cause small current of flood.
Surprisingly, such facts do not make tourists stop visiting this small country. It is seen from the high increased of the use of MasterCard in the country and there are about 200,000 tourists this year who have flocked to the country. It seems that Bangkok’s charm is unstoppable, thanks to those cheap stuff that tourists will love from shopping, unique cuisines, magnificent temples and excellent nightlife. Another surprising fact is that Bangkok’s airport, Suvarnabhumi’s pictures turns out to be the mostly shared pictures through Instagram.
One of the most unique parts of Bangkok is its floating markets. Tourists will surprise with the floating small boats selling massive arrays of veggies, fruits and other natural resources from the country that those Western tourists have never seen before. There is even a boat tour for enjoying markets on the water. Surely, the prices are very cheap, especially for those EU or United States tourists.
Another amazing place is Chinatown. Though every country has Chinatown, Chinatown in Bangkok is unique in terms of history and culture, not to mention its magnificent shopping and authentic cuisines. Exploring sacred Chinese temples in very unique architectural design. Every tourist will love to shop around those shop-houses’ endless rows. Festivals are varied from Chinese New Year and other festivals based on Chinese Lunar calendars.
Every place is easy to reach by traditional Tuk-Tuk as a traditional Bangkok vehicle. Surely, you cannot reach far away places by using this three-wheel vehicle. However, there are options for going out of town through Bangkok MRT, taxis, and BTS sky-train.
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