While a lot of Southeast Asia’s visitors flock to Thailand, not many people know where to go in Malaysia. Maybe that’s why Malaysia doesn’t seem to get as much attention and popularity as Thailand. Long-term budget travelers often shun Malaysia as being ‘too expensive’ while short-term vacationers in Southeast Asia skip Malaysia for lack of time.

 

There are many beautiful places in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur, You’ll most likely fly into Kuala Lumpur, so this one’s a no-brainer. But unlike other big Asian cities where travelers arrive and head out of town as soon as possible, Kuala Lumpur is a worthwhile destination. The mix of Malay, Chinese, and Indian influence means that you’ll have no shortage of culinary exploits in Malaysia’s capital city. Interesting sights such as the Petronas Towers, the Perdana Lake Gardens, and Menara KL Tower provide plenty of enjoyable distractions before you head out to explore Malaysia.

 

However, another great place includes Malaysian Borne, The option to exchange dirty concrete for green rainforests and abundant wildlife is a cheap, quick flight away! Visitors to Malaysia often stick to the mainland and forget about the natural wonders on earth’s third-largest island only a short hop away. From endangered orangutans to rainforest canopy walks and some of the best diving in the world, Malaysian Borneo should definitely be a part of any trip to Malaysia.

Moreover, Penang, is also in the list. Malaysians are proud of their big island on the west coast — and they should be! The colonial city of Georgetown was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has plenty to offer in the way of museums, a fort, historic homes, and most importantly, famous food.Penang is considered one of the best places in Southeast Asia to sample incredible street food of all types. The waterfront esplanade known as Gurney Drive in Penang is lined with great places to sample local Malay, Chinese, and Indian treats.

 

 

 

September 22, 2013 Destinations, Luxury Travel

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I think it is Paris that receives the most number of tourists yearly. Well, Paris deserves it. With the most up to dates to the most out of dated monuments, Paris has it all to lure any sane man. Let’s take a look on 4 attractions of Paris.

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower is the most famous attraction of this city. You can never say you visited Paris without seeing it. Well, no one can miss it because apparently is visible from every room’s window in Paris. There are 5 billion lights on the Eiffel Tower. Simply amazing! The Eiffel Tower weighs 10,000 tons.

Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum is one of the largest and important museums. The museum has a fabulous collection of works of art over 1 million. It originally was a Royal Palace. Collection includes Egyptian antiques, ancient Greek and Roman sculptures and old paintings, Simply WOW! It is one of the city’s biggest tourist attractions.

 Notre-Dame Cathedral

Notre-Dame Cathedral is the religious centre of the city, also among the famous of all Cathedrals of the world. It’s one of the first Gothic cathedrals ever built. From the lookout you have a just a superb view of city.

Champ Elysees

Champ Elysees is the famous avenue in Paris and possibly in the whole world. It is the same street where all celebrations are made. It beams with lightning as French celebrate New Year’s Eve, Christmas and all the military parades. It stretches all the way from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe.     

September 13, 2013 Destinations

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Karachi is the excellent example of cosmopolitan. Despite of the recent acts of violence, Karachi is well populated by foreign tourists for both recreational and knowledge purposes. At what places to pay a visit in Karachi? What to miss and not to? Where to go and where not go? Let’s check the three hard to skip destinations in Karachi.

Mazar-e-Quaid

Centrally located in Karachi, is the mausoleum of founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah. It is the essence and pride of Karachi. It is been converted to a recreational park with lush green meadows, shaded benches, numerous cafes and outlets of eatables and a laid ground. The mausoleum itself is a white-bricked building secured by navy-guards.

Sea View – Clifton Beach

If you miss Sea View, believe me, you have visited nothing in Karachi. It is the most beautiful and eye-catching public beach. It has sheltered areas and well-built huts to camp in and enjoy the beach vista in front especially the tranquil sunsets. Sea View also presents the 2nd highest jet fountain of the world. Boats are available to go deep in the sea and have a closer of the splendid fountain.

Manora

Visit to Manora Island in the harbor of Karachi, is an obligatory visit. Its military base is open for general public and tourists. The light house is amazing to see, which was built more than 100 years ago. You can rent a boat to sail in the deep waters, fares are very minimal here. The well-known Kemari Port is a 15 minute boat ride from Manora.

September 5, 2013 Destinations

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Jordan is one of the richest countries in the world and every corner of the country is full of lavishness. Every visitor will never have any shortage of luxury place to visit from vibrant restaurants and bars, luxury department stores for those rich women to shop, and top hotels for wealthy people to spend their great days during their visit. Despite of its location in the Middle East, this nation is liberal and modern as we can see through its amusement places and amenities.

Everyone can start one’s luxury travel in Jordan at Amman. This capital city never fails to have shortage of income because of its stable economic flow as well as the giant investment from other big countries. This metropolis city hosts fancy restaurants with elegant design, serving authentic, yet lavish cuisines of Middle East menus. Never miss the very popular kanafeh or mansaf that deliver the real culinary adventure of Middle East cuisines.

After exploring the vibrant metropolis city, it is the time to explore outer parts of Jordan which has the same luxury. Try visiting Petra. This is one of so many Seven Wonders of the World. It stands out because of the sheer rock carved the city in which everyone will be amazed on how the city has awe-inspiring natural beauty.

There are still so many other wonders that everyone can enjoy on their luxury travel to Jordan in which all of them still represent the majestic history of the country. We all might have heard about the floating sensation of the historical Dead Sea. Everyone can just forget how one scares of sharks to death. Wadi Rum Desert is another worth visiting historical place as everyone can just enjoy a camel ride while enjoying sunrise.

Finding other luxury amenities in Jordan like golfing will be the best thing to do. Ayla remains as the main destination for wealthy people who need to swing in the 18-hole golf course with luxury landscape.

September 1, 2013 Luxury Travel

When it comes to the best destinations worldwide, you will find abundant places and it is hard to decide which one is the best. Yet, if you are an exotic place aficionados, then go on reading this article to decide which place to visit before the year ends.

Caribbean Islands

It seems that no other place can beat this destination as there are abundant places for family vacation and beaches. Some recommended places include Aruba, the great place to enjoy pristine beach sands which are full of water sports activities or enjoying the warm sun for the whole day. As it is situated in the southern Caribbean mid, this is a strategic place to visit by families and solo vacationers. Beaches are only one alternative besides golf courses, casinos and surely fancy eating places.

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Bahia Balena, Costa Rica

Not many people have heard about this. This is why it remains as a ‘secret’ place to visit by some backpackers, who do not want to share their wonderful journeys to others. Yet, more and more people have noticed that this bay is become another gem of Costa Rica in which it borders the country’s marine park. With wonderful sceneries of Pacific beaches and mountains, Bahia Balena is unbeatable. There are villas with minimalist design which are best for enjoying the tropical cool breeze.

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Yangon, Myanmar

As the capital of Myanmar, this city surely hosts several places that charm every visitor. Though it has so many skyscrapers, Yangon still keeps cultural inheritance which represents the grandeur history of Myanmar. Check out the great Shwedagon Pagoda to witness the charm of ancient Myanmar. The beauty of native Myanmar can be seen through Yangon village and other villages which still maintain their native plants.

Rangoon, Burma

Those are only a few from several continents which can be the best alternative for everyone. Just choose the closest one to your country and you are able to enjoy the world’s total beauty.

September 1, 2013 Destinations

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Dubai is simply blossoming! With the top notch tourist attractions and easy accessibility, Dubai is the hub of luxurious backpackers. Tourists from all parts of the world pour in to take pleasure from the lavish pampering facilities Dubai offers. You also enjoy some treats from the naïve Muslim locals such as respect, kindness and munificence. The tourist resorts and hotel in Dubai are world-class, with services prior to most contemporary five-star hotels of Europe.

4 things you are not supposed to fail to notice when you visit Dubai else believe me, you’ve missed paradise!

THE BURJ KHALIFA

This tallest structure on the planet is designed like a giant needle shaped spacecraft. The opportunity to view the city from 134th floor should not be missed. It is a monument of contemporary technology and design.

DUBAI MALL

Dubai Mall is a huge shopping mall. When you visit shopping and eating will just be a ritual but the cinema with 22 screens is what brings in the public. Mall also has an indoor theme park called Sega World and also a world for children called Kidzania. A giant aquarium with an underwater zoo is most beautiful to see.

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Buy the purist gold in the world at Old Gold Market. Walking around the Gold Market you will be surprised to see stunning window displays of gold bricks.

BURJ UL ARAB

World’s only seven star hotel, Burj ul Arab, is totally a landmark! Despite many newer hotels, Burj ul Arab has maintained its charm and entice. It has a sky view bar and eye-catching view from its top.

 

September 1, 2013 Luxury Travel

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Swat is one of the most frequently visited valleys of Pakistan. Known as the “Switzerland of Pakistan”, the beauty of Swat is incredibly mesmerizing. It has always compelled its visitors to return back to this exquisite place. Its old name was “Udyana” – Land of Gardens. Located in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the snow-masked hills and high peaks, flourishingly green pastures and the sparkling waters of lakes magnetize vacationers to tranquilize themselves and become lost in the serenity of this valley.

The city of Marghzar has a White Marble Palace, which augments the sumptuousness of this peaceful valley. The palace has now been converted into five star hotels with excellent luxurious facilities. While journeying Swat you will also find wildlife in forest of Islampur. It is mostly photographed by wildlife hunters and nature lovers.

Trip to Swat is simply partial without catching a sight of Malam-Jaba. This hill resort, offers deluxe and luxurious facilities to the travelers, an amazing view of soaring mountains and a beautiful landscape. Another highly regarded tourist resort of Swat is Miandam. Even in the hottest summers, Miandam is supposed to be the coolest place in entire Swat as its towering mountains do not allow sun to throw its rays. Official guest houses, army messes and hotels provide residence to its visitors.

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Kalam is the most picturesque town of Swat. The view of melting snow dripping from the Falaksair Peak is magnificent. The panoramic beauty is aggrandized by the famous Mahodand Lake which has vivid cobalt waters.

August 25, 2013 Destinations, Luxury Travel

Oludeniz

The astounding blue lagoon made Oludeniz internationally reputed. It is considered as one of the most photogenic sights of the world. There is a nearby town to buy local edibles for your picnic. The aerial view is just amazing.

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Famous for: Paragliding, parasailing, jet-skiing.

Marmaris

Marmaris a serene dormant resort to ease out the nerve breaking tension you received back at work. On the Aegean coast, Marmaris mostly magnetizes tourists from Europe.

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Famous for: Turtles, jasmine gardens, kaoaoke bars.

Antalya

Antalya offers various beach destinations to delight you with. The most prominent of these are Konyaalti and Lara. Known for their serenity, clear calm waters, pebble beaches, waterfront walkways and elite resorts, Konyaalti and Lara attract tourists all around the year.

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Famous for: Tranquility

Patara

The Patara Long Beach is the longest of all. It stretches about 18km or more. It is just perfect for swimming in the deep waters.

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Famous for: Barefoot beach-walking.

Bodrum

The most craved beach destination of the foreign as well as Turkish rich is Bodrum. Enveloped within the azure waters of Aegean Sea, Bodrum presents to hydrophilics jaw-dropping hotels, boutiques, private beach clubs and the Halicarnassus disco.

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Famous for: Entertainment and Partying.

Butterfly Valley

It rests candidly between two soaring cliffs; the awe-inspiring panorama striking your eyes makes you think it might be a dream.

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Famous for: Camping and trekking the cliffs.

Sedir Beach

Legend says Cleopatra as declined stepping on any other than Egypt; Egyptian sands were flown to Turkey for her. The distinctive golden sands of this legendary beach are originally some fossils. The beach offers swimming in the composed, bottomless water.

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August 16, 2013 Cruises, Destinations, Luxury Travel

The World in Dubai

Well if you are on a trip to Dubai, and fortunately you can spare $2,000-$5,000 for a night, then pamper yourself with one night stay at an apartment on The World – floating islands of Dubai. Help yourself with their health and fitness centers, massage centers, tennis courts, Jacuzzis, golf club and even libraries. With your luck in action, you can even get to meet celebs there.

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Dubai Palm Jumeriah

Jumeriah is paradise, seriously! And no, it is not sinking, as it is rumored. Well, it is an extravagance only for the filthy rich ones. The two palm-tree-shaped islands are topped with sandy crescent strips and honored with the only seven-star hotel of the world, the Burj Al Arab. Dolphin Bay is a delight for everyone.

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Amwaj Islands

The Amwaj Islands in Bahrain are only for the elite, rich and affluent ones. As in Bahrain, foreigners are only permitted to rent land and not to buy any; this archipelago stand exempted as it is the only piece of land in the entire Kingdom which the foreigners can buy and sell.

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No Man’s Land Fort

No Man’s Land Fort is owned by Harmesh Pooni. It is a residence of immense luxuriousness and eccentric taste, located off the coast of Britain. It caters swimming pool, gym, sauna, tennis courts, golf clubs and liquor bars.

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Floating Mountain of Immortals

The design is such that it gives the look of a plate of metal left to melt in the sun. this sculpture is an assimilation of entirely dissimilar subjects – a fisherman, a cell phone, a computer and an elf. This masterpiece is a flawless achievement of a Chinese artist, Zhan Wang.

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August 10, 2013 Cruises, Destinations, Luxury Travel

img_6442aShogran is one of the places of Pakistan which is deeply naturally rich. Rest houses, hotels and huts for summer retreats are available for a tranquil holiday. Shogran is, basically, a plateau in the Kaghan Valley, fenced by thick pine forests and with an altitude of 7747 feet. Tourism recommended season is summer. June – August is the peak season, during this span weather remains pleasant yet uncertain; it is raining and in a while, the sun is on your head.

Shogran is an exciting place for family picnic. Calm environment and pleasant weather welcomes visitors. The air is impregnated with the scents of flowers. The area is heavily forested. Evening view is spectacular. You can go for an evening walk to the traditionally built restaurants and shops in the heart of the settlement. Don’t forget to taste the exquisite Kahwa (traditional green tea).

14683_11A wonderful excursion from Shogran is a jeep-visit to Siri Lake and the adjacent Paya meadows. These are lush green meadows with spectacular landscape. Rolling grassy lawns offers breathtaking panoramic views of snow covered mountains. One can also see varieties of wild alpine flowers on the rolling grassy slopes of Paya.

Trekking and Hill Walking is excellent activity in Shogran. Trekking towards Siri-Paya meadows is highly recommended. There are also good opportunities for those interested in more leisurely day trips, hill walking or nature study walks. Camping around Siri lake and Paya meadows is a life time enjoyment. A night in camp in peaceful and calm environment with cold breeze makes a dream come true.

Enjoy!

August 2, 2013 Destinations, Luxury Travel

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Luxury travel requires high cost and when you decide to spend your money to enjoy elegant amenities of an accommodation like a villa, then you deserve the best. The first important aspect that you should consider is the style. Most villas offer huge size and they can cater the needs of at least fifteen people. Yet, you still can enjoy the big villa though you should make sure that the villa has good safety standard, especially if you bring smaller kids to stay.

Another consideration to take includes the location. Newlywed couples will prefer to have villas that are more private with classic setting. There are so many places to choose for luxury villas. European countries have thousands of elegant accommodations to cater the demands of wealthy people in spending their Euros. Suburb areas which are known for their beauty will be the best villas to stay as they deliver excellent views. Chances are there are villas with scenic beauty of sea view or range of mountains. Magnificent panorama of villages is another charming panorama to enjoy.

However, tropical countries are also rich of luxury villas. They are usually perfect for summer holidays as you can enjoy warm sun all day. It is best to opt for beach villas which are mostly available with very well-equipped amenities. Yet, you can also choose tropical countries’ villas, which are located on colder areas. Usually, you will see range of mountains in the morning, along with the beautiful sunrise.

The next thing to consider is to find luxury villas, which are located near restaurants or shopping districts. Surely, they are not too close with public places. At least, they are easy to reach by cars or taxis. However, most five-star villas offer room services which offer excellent servings which have the same level and prices with those offered by five-star hotels.

July 27, 2013 Luxury Travel