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Travel Tips: What’s forbidden in the land of the Forbidden City?

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Planning on visiting China this year?  Perhaps you already have a short list of the places you want to see like the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the world-famous Great Wall of China, and the Beijing Capital Museum.  Well, before you head to the airport and fly to the land of the Forbidden City, here’s a short list of what not to do while you’re vacationing there.

Learn the Language

In some countries, either you speak their language or you back to where you came from.  Now, they’re not really being nosy or stuck-up.  They just respect their language that much.   English might be the universal language but in some places in China, don’t expect them to adjust to your native tongue.  It’s the other way around.

The Best Oyster Bars in the World

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There is so much meat in the world and there is only so much of it we can eat before the taste fatigue comes in or the faintly detected health issues come out. When you get tired of eating chicken, pork and meat, the best recourse would be to scope out how seafood is being served up.

For that sudden piscetarian streak in your appetite, there is nothing better to try than an oyster bar. Check out the best oyster bars and see if there is one right in your corner.

United States Oyster Bars

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Quick Travel Guide to your Milan, Italy holiday

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One of the most beautiful cities in the world is Milan. This holiday destination has a love affair with luxury, from the finest houses of design and fine dining. The place though remains in touch with its past and never loses its charm.

What to see in

Here are some of the best destinations in Milan:

Duomo cathedral – The Duomo took about six centuries to finish. It was synonymous to an impossible task during its time. We should be thankful though that the builders pushed on putting the white and pink marbles together incorporating about 3,200 statues, 135 spires, and about 146 sets of stained glass for its windows

Teatro all Scala – Milan is the home of the opera. It is fitting therefore to see the most renowned opera house in the world here, the Teatro alla Scala. The most famous opera singers have performed here to the amazement of the six-storey high galleries. The opera season usually start on the first week of December.

Cleanest Hotels to Visit in Australia and New Zealand

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For most travelers, cleanliness plays an important part when they are traveling across the world. I’ve heard of horror stories where travelers report that some hotels were so dirty, they had to resort to sleeping upon their own blankets because the sheets were too dirty. There were even rubbish strewn on the floor and leftover dinners in the microwave! I wonder if these hotels ever had chambermaids to take care of the hotel’s hygiene at all!

Here, we’ve compiled the top 5 best hotels to visit in Australia and New Zealand if you like your mode of accommodation as spotlessly clean as ever!

1. Lilianfels Blue Mountains Hotel (Blue Mountains, Australia)
This boutique hotel boast of 85 rooms so charmingly decorated that one would fall in love as soon as he or she steps into the room! The luxurious decor and clean interior draw many travelers all over the world, and most are repeat guests. Don’t forget to check out the immaculately clean restaurants and hotel grounds during your next visit!

Top 3 Exquisite Castle Hotels

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It’s a castle; no, it’s a hotel! For those of you who yearn to live in the lap of luxury, just like princes and princesses do, don’t fret because you can still live the life of a king and queen in your castle. All it takes is a phone call to one of these exquisite castle hotels and a pair of air tickets and you’ll be well on your way to a fairytale holiday!

1. Fitzpatricks Castle Hotel Dublin
Don’t let this castle hotel’s modern facade fool you. Although it was built in 1741 this hotel welcomed all modern advancements and was refurbished to accommodate guests who want a contemporary yet timeless style when it comes to their choice of hotels. The hotel features a large and cozy indoor swimming pool that is sure to delight everyone, be it spring, summer, winter or autumn.

Top 5 food destinations in Abu Dhabi for the best brunches

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Abu Dhabi has an oil reserve that is expected to last thru this century so we can expect this attractive metropolis to make some more leaps to improve its attractions to lure travellers. It is not as city-like as Dubai but this green city has a lot to offer. First, they do not have traffic jams. Second, they have offer the best destinations to satisfy your craving for good food.

We line up some of the best food destinations in Abu Dhabi where you can get the best brunches:


Talay gives you the best choices you can ask for a brunch. Get a bowl of soup and some Thai salad as your starter. Next enjoy the hot dim sum choices. Your next stop can be seafood, chicken, or beef main dishes. If you are a vegetarian, you only have limited options at this place and the best one can big servings of the pineapple fried rice.

Explore new Routes with Bikely and MotoWhere

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It can be quite tricky traversing a car dominated city by bicycle, particularly when you need to travel an unknown route to a new destination. But the chances are, someone has cycled that way before you. I have discovered a website that makes it easy to show you the best possible way to your destination.

For those of you who are into cycling and would like to discover new routes and places in United States, Europe and other countries need to check out Bikely. A free web-service that allows you to browse bicycle routes that are shared by other cyclists from around the world.


Bikely allows you to browse up to 100,000 bicycle routes. You can even add yours if it isn’t mentioned on the website yet. To narrow down your search you can also search for bike trails by country, by specific location and filter results by length of the route.

Drinking in Asia on a budget: 5 Best booze that you must try

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If you go on a drinking spree in Asia, your usual buy one take one cocktail and happy hour beer after beer marathon will be put into shame. Drinking in Asia means a lot of traditional drinks and cheap, really cheap good beer. Add to it some wild karaoke sessions.

San Miguel Beer (Philippines)

This is the household name for beer in the Philippines. You can find it in every supermarket, in every convenience store, or practically any corner store you can find. A bottle of San Miguel is dirt cheap at around 50 cents per bottle. So budget is not really an issue but the quality of this beer is world class. They also have several varieties ranging from Premium Malt, Super Dry, Strong Ice, San Mig Light, Colt 45, Cerveza Negra, Red Horse, and their brand carrier the Pale Pilsen.

Arak (Indonesia)