Discovering Europe: Denmark

November 20th, 2008

Denmark is usually not in the list of the most frequently touristed countries in Europe, however, that doesn’t mean it’s not worth visiting. In true, Denmark is a group of islands situated in the Baltic Sea north of Germany.
This country will attract both tourists searching for antique places and those who seek modern European megalopolis. Denmark is widely known to play a sufficient role in ancient Europe history, especially in the era of the Vikings. You can find here multiple early Christianity and gothic churches, castles or the royal family and other stunning palaces. However, tourists can find in Denmark modern towns and conceptual architecture. Also don’t forget about one of the most popular fairytale writer ever - Hans Christian Anderson. He lived in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark and this is the place where he wrote his magnificent stories. You just need to visit this place to feel local atmosphere and you will definitely get the feeling that fairies can live only in the place like this. By the way, modern Denmark doesn’t forget to make our children happy as this country is as well a home of widely known Lego toy construction sets. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 19th, 2008

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Gorgeous winter festivals in Canada

November 15th, 2008

If you think Canada turns to the land of nod in winter, you’re definitely wrong. When most territory of the country is covered with pristine white snow and it’s pretty cold outside, Canadians don’t sit in warm inns and drink hot wine, but enjoy outdoor activities! Winter is a favorite time for many people in Canada as it brings biggest, most popular and truly unforgettable festivals. Festivals in Canada are a place where party never ends, even at night you can feel the atmosphere of holiday, joy and delight. Illumination, sparkling lights and colorful garlands light dark Canadian evenings and various fun activities and warm cider will help not to get chill in cold weather. Making festival outdoors is an old tradition in Canada. This country is usually a snowy one in winter, snow level frequently reaches waist, but no one even has a thought this can be a problem. You shouldn’t be scared of this too - just put in your warm scarf and let a party begin! Read the rest of this entry »

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Shopping Tour: Destination Tokyo

October 28th, 2008

When you start thinking of world’s fashion hot spots, most likely you enumerate New York, Paris, London or Milan. I bet you’ll forget about Tokyo and will make a mistake. While European and American designers have become something predictable, fresh breeze from Asia adds up some new looks, brave solutions and unexpected mix of colors and styles.

Tokyo is a real fashion center of region that spreads its influence towards America and Europe. While citizens of Europe and the New World tend to wear more casual styles, Japanese keep an eye on the latest trends and sometimes the streets of Tokyo can remind you of fashion podiums. Don’t be afraid of unbelievably high prices – you can find here malls and stores that fit any budget.

As Japanese people adore shopping and spend lots of money on it, their shops are one of the best in the world. One can get lost in endless stores of Shibuya, Odaiba, Harajuku and Ginza. Almost all stores work from 10/11 a.m. up to 7/8 p.m. including weekends and holidays.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Top 10 Travel Destinations during Economic Crisis

October 21st, 2008

The latest economic crisis has touched seems everyone in our country, making people think more about ways of saving money. If you consider travel a luxury that costs much and thus is not for you this time, then just read the following list of top destinations for budget travelers. Travel is a real art and traveling smart is a double pleasure as you come back home with both unforgettable memories and bucks in your pocket.

1. China and Asia in whole Asia is the only place where backpackers no longer need to decide whether they want to exhaust their bank account or experience second-rate service. While worldwide economic crisis and expensive Euro make trips to Europe costly, Asian countries seem to be the right location. Current stats show each year Americans prefer visiting more Asian countries while Europe stats are flat. China remains the most desired Asian destination showing an unbelievable 83% increase in trips comparing to previous year. What makes China so popular? Only in China any traveler can both explore one of the world’s most ancient civilizations and enjoy cheap rates with quality service. Also China is tending to become a shopper’s paradise - it’s hard to find something you cannot buy on Chinese markets. The prices are not just low; they tend to go to zero. Don’t forget to try Chinese food - it’s totally different from something you used to eat. By the way, if you have never been in any Asian country, you can save your money by doing all-in-one trips that have recently become very popular. This includes 14-21 day vacation throughout continent starting from Bangkok to Bali, Taipei and Tokyo.

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