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Venice is the City for Couples

Venice- the city of art and literature, is a magical scenery, built on a lagoon. It is capital city of the Veneto region, across 118 small islands that are separated by canals while bridges link them.

It is the world’s only pedestrian city and is easily walkable. The absence of vehicles on the streets, make it an altogether different and pleasant experience. So, put on your most comfortable pair of footwear and brush up your memory skills before travelling, as getting lost in it’s beautiful streets is quite a common occurrence among tourists. You can also opt for the water buses (vaporetti) and water taxis. The vaporetti are much cheaper and “Vaporetto dell’Arte” is most famous among tourists.

Water is the best way to get here. Marco Polo Airport is the closest airport. You can opt for a bus, train, cycle, water taxi or water bus from Marco Polo to Venice. However, travel light as you  have to carry your luggage from the station/ port to your hotel. Book your stay in advance and you may also opt for luggage assistance, at extra costs.

Tourism in Venice is booming and with nearly 20 million tourists each year, it is now one of the leading tourist destinations. Maximum tourist attractions like the Doge’s Palace, Bell Tower of St. Mark, Clock Tower (all situated at San Marco Square), Scuola grande di San Rocco, the Jewish Ghetto of Venice and innumerable churches and museums are situated in the districts of Dorsoduro, Castello, Cannaregio, San Polo, Santa Croce and San Marco. Do not miss out on the gandola ride and Romantic Dinner Cruise. A cheaper option to the gandola ride, is the “Traghetto” on the Grand Canal.

Venice is famous for articles like masks, jewelry, costumes, laces, shawls, leather good, antiques, t-shirts etc. The Rialto Market and Rialto Bridge on San Polo are comparatively less expensive markets. Events like the annual boat marathon (Voga Longa), the Regata ‘Storica, Venice International Film Festival, Carnival of Venice etc. are also hosted here. This is a melting pot of culture of the arts and a place I am so glad to have visited based on recommendations from our friend DeLaine who works at Southern Star Roofing, a Charlotte roofing company. Super awesome city and amazing experience to say the least!

The busiest and most expensive time here is April- June, September and October. November- January is a quieter and colder period. The temperature here varies from 3°C in January to 23°C in July.

So, ditch your heels and excess luggage and make sure you get lost in the narrow streets and magnificent squares of this romantic city and encounter the true, living magic that this city gloriously enchants!…

Brussells has Rich European History

Home to a number of historical landmarks, breweries and a political stronghold, Brussels enjoys a high position in both tourism and international affairs. Brussels is the capital of Belgium and because of the many European headquarters located here it might as well be considered the capital of the entire European Union. People of Brussels converse in either French or Dutch and consists of a number of ministries, schools and palaces.

Landmarks to visit in Brussels

Brussels is divided into nineteen districts. You can get discounts on major attractions by using the Brussels Card in all the different districts. This card can be purchased in tourist offices or some particular landmarks.

The Grand Place-Grote Markt dates back up to 300 year and is surrounded by ancient buildings and the city tower. It’s a great place to visit in the evenings as music and light shows illuminate the building. Picturesque views and romantic evenings are what define the Grand Place. Just a short distance away is the Manneken Pis, a statue made in bronze, with a rich background story and another tourist hot spot.

Other landmarks you should add to your tour to Brussels include the Atomium, Parc du Cinquantenaire-Jubelpark, Palais de Justive, Basiliek van het Heilig Hart, the Statue of Europe and the Palais Royale.

Museums in Brussels

A trip to Brussels is never complete without checking out the many museums and art galleries of the city. If you want to learn about the history of ancient civilizations, head on the Musees Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire. The Museum of Modern Art, Natural Sciences Museum of Belgium, Horta Museum and the Royal Museum for Central Africa are other galleries and museums you should visit.

Things to Do in Brussels

Breweries like the Cantillon Brewery and the BrewSpot are great places to taste the finest beer and wine of the country. You could also take tours across the city, witness fine arts in the Bozar Center or participate in the unique events held in Brussels.…

Top Factors To Consider Before Choosing Any Destination For Your Vacation

When you think of going out for a vacation, choosing a destination is one of the most critical decisions you will ever make. This is because the destination you choose to get to will highly determine your level of fun. 

This is one of the main reason why you need to plan and choose a destination properly. 

Luckily, all you need to do is consider a number of factors that can give a suitable destination at all times. Some of these factors will help prioritise features and make it possible to get to a specific vacation destination. 

This article will share with you top factors to consider before choosing any travel destination for your vacation. 

  • Your Travel Needs 

People travel for a number of reasons. There are those who want to spend time away from the daily routine. Some other times all you want to do is just relax or enjoy life from other parts of the world. 

So, depending on your needs, you must ensure you choose a destination that serves you. 

If you are travelling on a particular assignment, it could be difficult to choose anywhere. Your flexibility is prohibited by the assignment that you are required to carry out. 

  • Your Preferences 

Everybody has specific preferences. As you choose a destination, look for a place you would love to travel to. If you love beaches, then choose a beach destination. And if you love cities, lakes, or highlands, then these are places to choose. 

If you are like most travellers, you have a bucket list of places you wish to go to. Choose these places and travel. Find one place on your bucket list and travel. 

  • You Budget 

Let’s face it. You will need money to travel. From money for transport, accommodation, to other fees, you need to know what it would cost you. 

Some destinations would require a higher budget, while you won’t have to incur much money in others. But the bottom line is finding specific places that are within your budget. 

You don’t want to choose a fancy destination only to be stranded when you are there. Know what you will be required of in terms of cost. Choose what makes it easy for you to travel at any time. 

  • Safety 

We are living in an interesting time. And one thing that you must put into considerations at all times is your safety. As you choose a destination, look for a place that will make it easy for you. 

First, the world is torn by the coronavirus. As a result, you need to look for a destination free from the virus. 

Also, you need to check other safety measures such as the security of the destination. You don’t want to put your life in danger when you travel. 

Parting Shot 

There are many destinations that you can travel to. The most important thing to do is to check a good destination where your life will not be in danger.