San Francisco is no doubt among the most expensive cities to live in and to visit in the United States but your San Francisco holiday does not have to drain your savings. Budget travel San Francisco is possible and there are a lot of things that you can do for free in San Francisco:
Golden Gate Park
The SF Golden Gate Park is among the best parks in the U.S. It has the same configuration as the Central Park in New York but it is about twenty five percent bigger. You can walk around the park and enjoy its green spaces, have picnic, ride a bike, or visit the museums around the park. It is pretty convenient if you love to checkout the dining scene and nightlife in the city as the districts of Unner Sunset and Haight are just nearby.
Cable Car Museum
People usually think in clichés,as it is much more convenient and much easier. But thinking to Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital, as a bomb ravaged capital is terribly wrong.
Night peaceful view of Hanoi
And I am sure that this is your first thought when hearing Hanoi. Which is is so far from reality, as the last Vietnam war ended 1975 and the city of Hanoi was rebuild and reinvented itself. Hanoi has been for many centuries the capital of Vietnam and its war caused damages were not so dramatic as in Ho Chi Minh. There still are many ancient buildings in Hanoi, and one of them are worth a view or a visit from any interested traveler ( e.g. The Sofitel Metropole Hotel with its colonial Belle Epoque architecture)
Colonial luxury in Metropole Hotel
It’s been almost three years since the recession in 2008 which affected many countries around the world. Suddenly, thousands of people found themselves jobless and without any means to afford basic necessities, let alone luxuries like traveling abroad for a short vacation. Fortunately, economies have started to show signs of moving forward. Some people are able to find other jobs that will enable them to maintain their household and pay for various bills like power and water. Other people who are more fortunate are once again able to set aside a reasonable sum for a short holiday overseas. One thing that travelers can view as an advantage brought about by the recession, a blessing in disguise, if you will, is the numerous travel deals being offered left and right. This is beneficial not only to travelers on a budget, but for those who can’t get enough of new sights and sounds.
Shanghai is a very dynamic metropolis right in the heart of fastest growing economy of the world. It is among the vibrant cities in the world and is home to a lot of tycoons who continue to grow their business all over the globe. Shanghai practically grows as a city everyday and the world is trying to keep up with it.
Shanghai is where China meets the rest of the world. It is a place for modern architecture, latest fashion, technology, fads, and great food. In case you are going for a Shanghai holiday, you will find the rest of this text useful since we listed down some of the best restaurants in Shanghai:
While Phuket remains Thailand’s most popular island destination, there is one area of the island that visitors have a love-hate relationship with. That area is, of course, Patong Beach.
Patong Beach was the first area of Phuket to be heavily developed. As a result, it is an absolute mess, with concrete everywhere. The beach is filthy, the people are an unwholesome bunch and the whole vibe of the place is decidedly uncomfortable. Yet because it was the first area to be developed, it remains the most popular place for tourists, who are usually ferried to Patong Beach straight from the airport.
What Patong Beach has going for it is that it’s easy. There are budget accommodations, exotic nightlife and cheap booze all around. The nightlife at Patong Beach is its primary draw, but it is also the reason why many people hate the area.
The Marvelous City of Rio de Janeiro is not Brazil’s capital but it is its soul where you can trace the roots of capoeira, bossa nova, and samba! One can only wish you can explore everything in your holiday destination but most often than not, we have very limited time. So what do you do if you only have 48 hours in Rio? Here is how we see it going:
First day in Rio de Janeiro
You can go to this wonderful city thru Rio de Janeiro Galeao International Airport. It is the main transport hub just a few minutes north of the downtown. From the airport, you can hire a cab and go to Ipanema, or Leblon, or the city center. The travel time from the airport will be around half an hour or longer depending on the time of the day.
Enter a bookstore or any travel kiosk at the airport and you’ll find a number of guidebooks in almost every country in the world. It seems that there is no valley left undiscovered, stone left unturned in any corner of the world that hasn’t made it into one or two guidebooks.
For some traveler, guidebooks can be pretty useful, giving you a checklist of the important things to remember, interesting places to visit, and unusual things you should do when you embark on your trip.
But rely too much on them and you end up going to a foreign place like you were simply going through the different sections of an obstacle game. True, guidebooks can give you an overview of what you might expect in a different town or country, probably give you a couple of ideas on how you can plan your itinerary, but ideally speaking, they should just give you a head start on your trip, and leave the rest to your imagination. After all, it’s not just the destination that can be exciting during the holiday, but the journey you take as well.
If you will be in NYC this summer, there are some interesting bars you can hop to from one hotel rooftop to another. Here are some of the best where you can enjoy a round of drinks, the view, some fresh air, and a good company of friends:
The people at Six Columbus has made a great stride in terms of what you can see at Above 6. Before, you will be staring at a drain pipe but right now, you will be able to get a glimpse of the Central Park. This rooftop getaway is inspired by the 60s and gives you that arty and minimalist vibe. Sip some Hummingbird while enjoying the panorama.