Macau is known as the gambling and entertainment center of Asia, the Vegas of the East and is already generating more income than its rival in the United States. There is more to Macau though beyond its mega casinos, its rich history and heritage. Macau was colonized by the Portuguese in 1557 and was released from its rule in 1999. This makes a city that is very Chinese with a blend of southern European influences.
What to see
Macau is not a big place but it is packed with must see travel spots. The ruins of the Cathedral of St. Paul is among the most popular. This was built by the Jesuits in the late 16th century and was once a grand monument of Christianity until it was destroyed by fire in 1835. Picture how it used to be with its remaining stairway and facade.
If you’re a traveler itching for a taste of adventure off the tourist spots of another country, Colombia is the perfect destination for you. Here are the top 10 spots in Colombia you might want to check out before the truckloads of tourists arrive in packs:
Desierto de La Tatacoa. Just like the Badlands National Park that can be found in South Dakota, the Tatacoa Desert of hot Colombia remains invisible to the rest of the world. The desert stretches to over 330 sq km which happens to be the biggest prehistoric graveyard of the country. If you plan to visit this undiscovered and unspoiled beauty, it can be reached via the town of Neiva or even from Villaviega. Be sure to bring your campaign gears.
Staying in Berlin Hotels
If you’ve been thinking about going to Berlin for a vacation, then you should. Truly, why shouldn’t you? You only live once and you might as well experience all of the things you wish to experience. In fact, if you love history, then seeing Berlin is probably a must. If it’s not, then it should be. Really, what other city offers so much history as Berlin? None. At least not that really affected the whole world.
But going to Berlin might give you a dilemma. Not a horrible dilemma, but a dilemma nonetheless. Such as…where you’re going to stay. Really. You may not see this as a dilemma now, but think about it. If you have so much that you want to see and do, then it’s going to cost money. If you’re not going to be in your hotel very much, then why spend a lot of money on one of the expensive Berlin hotels. Makes no sense does it? Could just as well as save your money for all the attractions and activities that you want to partake in.
Oktoberfest 2008 from Munich and Bavaria is the world’s biggest popular celebration and is as usually overcrowded. The liter beer costs 8,3 Euro at Oktoberfest 2008. Some of the foreigners coming to Oktoberfest 2008 are happy about it (French and Italians), some not (Aussies), depending of the beer price in their country.
Nevertheless, they come every year, tasting the beer and the delicious Wuerstchen! Everybody is celebrating, only in the Carnival of Rio you can find a similar atmosphere.
Oktoberfest has a respectable tradition, one hundred years. It is a good occasion for the Germans to wear their traditional suits, Dirndl for the women ( very sexy) and Lederhose for the man. The beer flows to Oktoberfest 2008, it is an unforgettable show. People drink, make parties and take a rest, in order to start next day from zero again.
Mauritius is a beautiful mountainous island, with stunning beaches, fertile plains and some of the best resorts and hotels in the world, and is located just off the southeast coast of Africa in the tropical Indian Ocean.
The map of Island Mauritius
The main languages in Mauritius are English and French, but there is also a diverse mix of cultures on this island, and Creole, Hindi, Urdu and Chinese are also widely spoken. The main religion in Mauritius is Hindu, but Christianity (mostly Roman Catholic) is also well represented. The currency is the Mauritian Rupee (Rp) and you can change money and travelers cheques at mainland banks and wherever you see the sign ‘bureau de change’.
Mauritius has a number of top class facilities, including excellent hotel spas, golf courses and restaurants, and the landscape is truly stunning, with beautiful tropical sandy beaches and turqouise lagoons. Mauritius also has one of the world’s largest coral reefs, and this is a popular spot for diving.
Paris is world famous for its impeccable fashion sense. It remains as the top fashion centre in the world and attracts millions of shoppers from around the world every year. Though there are numerous shops in Paris, there are few shopping districts and shops whether for designer shopping, fashion following or window shopping that one cannot miss or shall not miss.
Paris Department Stores District (Boulevard Haussmann) – This district is a small shopping world in itself. It has some world’s best department stores like Galeries Lafayette Department store and Printemps Department Store famous stores for men and women’s designer wear, home furnishing and jewelry. Bazaar De’L Hotel De Ville is known for its home furnishing goods.
Avenue Des Champs Elysees – Champs Elysees is one of the most expensive and classy shopping district in the world and houses brands like Louis Vuitton, Versace, Cartier and also trendy shops like Zara and GAP.
Portland, Oregon is not a large city, but it’s still a popular vacation destination due to it’s beautiful landscape and many fun activities. Like any good city, Portland offers activities that everyone can enjoy, regardless of their tastes or interests. There are literally thousands of things to do in this great city, but below you will find some of the best things to do in Portland, Oregon.
While sight-seeing is a common activity in every vacation destination, it’s especially prominent in Portland. There are so many beautiful sights to see in the downtown area, and thankfully, most of them are not crowded or overrun by tourists. There are many gardens and gardens scattered around the city, and visiting one can be a great, peaceful way to pass the time. Also, Portland as a whole is very bike-friendly, with many trails and places for bikers to ride. So if you’re a bike enthusiast, taking a spin around the city is highly recommended.
It’s really easy to go on vacation and totally forget about the tours that are offered. You go on a trip with great big ideas about what you want to do and see, and in your rush to do it all, forget about one of every city’s best treats. The tours.
There are pros and cons to taking tours no matter which great city or country you choose to visit. While you might not want to spend your vacation on someone else’s time table, you should consider the benefits of doing so. First, on a tour you get to see and do more. You also get to learn more about what these places have to offer and the history of these beautiful places. By taking a tour, you’re widening your horizons and your knowledge and becoming a true “world traveler”.