Posts made in February, 2019

6 Trending Traveling Destinations for 2019

A new year means new resolutions and newer plans for another 365 days. Travelling is always included in our new year resolutions, even if we traveled the year before. Traveling trends, for tourists, have been changing over the years and similarly, 2019 also has seen a change in the places people want to visit. Everybody has been in Dubai and its humongous shopping arenas. The majority has been to Paris and Germany. The search for ancient landscapes and ‘closest-to-nature’ sites have taken over. Six most desired places on everybody’s bucket list are mentioned below :

Egypt

The land of pharaohs is the top travel destination for 2019. Egypt offers a vacation full of exploration and relaxation. The pyramids of Giza are an enchanting mystery for the visitors. The hieroglyphics in the temples and the mummified bodies are a site to awe at the advancement of the ancient people, in an era with no resources. You can take a cruise or boat to explore the beautiful River Nile. The Red Sea has resorts constructed along its vicinity, where you can enjoy the watersports. 2019 is the best time to visit Egypt because the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum is just around the corner.

Matera, Italy

This city is famous for its ancient-looking architecture which offers a very romantic ambiance. There is a variety of sites to explore here such as magnificent art galleries, cave-like hotels, splendid food places,and historic cathedrals. Matera is the cultural hub of Italy. This year the cultural programme will begin in January where thousands of artists will be performing live while marching along Matera’s streets. This will be a site to witness.

The Arctics

If you take a flight from Oslo, you will land in the world’s northernmost city that is Longyearbyen, within three hours. You can pack your bags for Arctic exploration from this very location. You will witness coldest temperatures, ice and icebergs, rocky shores and vegetation-rich hills throughout your journey. The best part about is that the sun never sinks so you can try your luck at sightseeing of whales, seals, polar bears and the cutest penguins.

Sao Tome & Principe, West Africa

These are two tropical islands on the coastal side of West Africa. Your visit here will be your dream come true because you will get to see the wildlife, the trees, the jungles and the beaches these Islands have. Don’t miss out the elephant rides and meeting the turtles at the beach.

Vietnam

This country has diversity in its landscapes and lifestyle. The rural and urban cultures are different here. The food and people of Vietnam are both heartwarming. There is so much to explore here.

Greece

Is there anybody who hasn’t seen the most aesthetic pictures of Santorini on Instagram and had not fallen in love with it? Greece has been flooding with tourists all year round. The tiny, close –knitted houses here in Santorini, all painted in whites, are to die for. The streets are tiny but spacious enough to take a stroll to the mountains. Hiking, paragliding,and rock climbing are only a few of the numerous adventures you will find in Greece.

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Travel Guide in and Around Nagasaki, Japan

Nagasaki is one of the cities of Japan that stands out among the others. The usual high-tech Japanese lifestyle is not to be found here, instead, it wholeheartedly offers serenity and ethnicity to its visitors, that is absent in the other cities of Japan. Nagasaki is located towards the northwest side of the island of Kyushu and is one of the port cities of Japan.

 

The Rich History of Nagasaki


This city has so much to show. The rich history of Nagasaki is embedded in its giant Catholic churches, colossal temples,and peaceful shrines. The daily life here is a combination of traditional and new-age,eccentric cultures. Where will you find a vintage tram system today, for exploring a city? In Nagasaki, that’s right. The food places here are very diverse in the cuisines they offer. This is the main reason why Nagasaki has tourists all year round, from all parts of the world.

 

What You Should Visit in Nagasaki?


There is a long list of places to visit in Nagasaki. Gunkanjima (Battleship Island) is an old yet oddly fascinating place to visit in Nagasaki. It is an island, shaped like a ship and hence has its name ‘Gunkanjima’ which means ‘the Battleship Island’.In 2015, it was enlisted as a UNESCO world heritage site and is one of the most visited tourist attraction in Nagasaki. The Glover Garden in Nagasaki is a remnant of the 19th century and exhibits vintage Western-style housing along with an amazing hilltop view. Nagasaki Peace Park is so much more than any usual park. The debris from the WWII atomic bomb is showcased in this museum. Visiting this place is an experience in itself where one gets to know the deeper secrets of the tragedy that the people of Nagasaki had to bear.  Inasayama (Mt. Inasa) offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city from its top. It is almost 333 meters high and to reach the summit you have to take a ride in Nagasaki Ropeway. This place is renowned worldwide for the view it offers at night, and is given the name ‘the million-dollar night view’. The worship places in Nagasaki are one of their kind. These include the Sofukuji Temple, Kofukuji Temple, the Confucian Shrine and Japan’s most famous Oura Church.

 

The Food in Nagasaki


The food in Nagasaki is rich in its Japanese origin, unlike the food in other cities of Japan. The local and regional specialties of food are easily available in all food places in the city.  Champon/Sara Udon are a famous food item here. Champions noodles with chicken chunks and rich broth whereas Sara Udon is the crispy, dryer version of this. Castella is a delicious, soft cake that melts in your mouth. Omura Sushi is a bright, colorful sushi dish; another specialty of Nagasaki.


If you are planning for a vacation, where all you want to do is relax, eat good, and have the best time of your life, then Nagasaki is your next stop.

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