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Lac Rose

From time to time we try to bring you something that is rarely seen on this planet. This is without a doubt one of those places and we definitely suggest you check it out. Lake Retba or Lac Rose lies north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, north east of Dakar. It is so named for its pink waters, caused by a type of halophile green micro-algae in the water. Once the lake water reaches a salinity level greater than that of sea water, the temperature is high enough and adequate light conditions are provided, the alga begins to accumulate the red pigment beta carotene. The color is particularly visible during the dry season.

The lake is also known for its high salt content, which, like that of the Dead Sea, allows people to float easily. The lake also has a small salt collecting industry and is often the finishing point of the Dakar Rally. Since this lake is in Senegal you won’t be coming just to see Lac Rose, because the country has so many other attractions that are amazing and worth a visit.

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Nice, France

Little to the world, but with huge heart, hidden in the sights of France, Nice is a very beautiful city that has been compered with Paris Lyon Marseille and Toulouse. If you ever get a chance to visit this place, use it and discover how it feels to be astonished and satisfied by the beauty that surrounds you. Enjoy the long beach walks on golden colored sand, get lost in a bunch of little streets, or meet new people. Do whatever you like because this destination exudes life. So come along and have fun.

The city is called Nice la Belle, which means Nice the Beautiful, which is also the title of the unofficial anthem of Nice. Nice is the capital of the Alpes Maritimes département and the second biggest city of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region after Marseille. The area of today’s Nice is believed to be among the oldest human settlements in Europe. One of the archaeological sites, Terra Amata, displays evidence of a very early use of fire. Which means that you can discover some unique cultures from different people. Nice experiences in Mediterranean climate. The summer/holiday season lasts for 6 months, from May to October, although in April and November sometimes there are temperatures above 20 °C.

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Tahiti

Tahiti is the destination we will present to you today, it is one of the most beautiful places in the world and lies in the South Pacific. It is the largest of the 118 islands and atolls that comprise French Polynesia. Tahiti is in the Society Islands, an archipelago which includes the islands of Bora Bora, Raiatea, Taha’a, Huahine and Moorea. Tahiti is composed of two volcanic mountain ranges. In the shape of a ‘turtle’, it is made of Tahiti Nui (the larger part) and Tahiti Iti (the peninsula). The two islands are linked by the isthmus of Taravao and skirted by black beaches. Papeete is the capital city and the administrative center where you can find sidewalk cafes, shops overflowing with French fashions, shell jewellery and handicrafts and a wide variety of restaurants serving Tahitian, French, and Asian cuisine.

The philosophy of the people, ‘aita pea pea’ (not to worry), truly is the Tahitian way of life. Be patient and polite to them and you will get anything you ask for, including a large smile. They are very warm and welcoming people. There are also interesting things to see, such as The Arahoho blowhole on the North side of Tahiti Nui (an area where a blowhole in the shore has formed on the road and whose waves crash inside the rock cliff) or Les Trois Cascades (three beautiful waterfalls inside the island of Tahiti Nui). We truly recommend that you visit this place and we know that you will not be disappointed.

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Riu Palace Aruba

In Aruba, the Riu Palace is beautifully designed and located right on Palm Beach, offering a most spectacular view of the Caribbean. The wide expense of soft, golden sand, virtually at its front door, invites you to enjoy the warm breeze wafting in from the ocean or enjoy swimming in one of the two fresh-water pools.

All rooms have air-conditioning, satellite TV, phone, minibar, liquor dispenser, iron and board and hairdryer. Double rooms have 2 double beds and Juliette balcony. Junior suites have double beds with partial or full sea view and balcony. Suites have a king-size bed, integrated lounge area, hydro-massage bath, bathrobes, balcony or terrace with partial sea views. Suites also have a Jacuzzi on the terrace.

There is no doubt that this is the hotel for you if you are looking for a peaceful hotel where the biggest worry is if you brought your sun cream on the beach with you. It will help you relax and free your mind so that you can enjoy yourself. This is a really good place, with good food, with good people, with good reputation. There is no reason not to like this place, so get ready for your next vacation in Aruba.

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Maasai Mara National Reserve

Maasai Mara National Reserve is a large game reserve in south-western Kenya, contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It is famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards and cheetahs, and the annual migration of zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, and wildebeest to and fro the Serengeti every year from July to October, known as the Great Migration. All members of the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, African elephant, African buffalo, and Black Rhinoceros) are found in the Maasai Mara.

Entry fees are currently $80 for adult non-East African Residents and $30 for children. There are a number of lodges and tented camps for tourists inside the Reserve and the Conservation area borders. The visitors cater for their own expenses, unless previously arranged by their agencies. There is strict control over vehicle numbers around animal sightings which means a better, more authentic, experience when out on a game drive. Lodges and camps are available inside the Reserve including Keekorok. Balloon safaris are also available. Early morning departures let visitors see the vast landscape, the rising sun, and the gatherings of animals. You won’t regret visiting this place, since it will for sure be an amazing experience for you to see what Maasai Mara has to offer.

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Bangkok, Thailand

This is a spectacular place, perfect for exploring Buddhist temples and palaces, perfect for partying, perfect for everything. Tall buildings of Bangkok will attract you with their beauty and style, which is unique - you can find many unusual buildings. Feel their culture, indigenous people are so good, respectful and they are proud of it.

Gateway Ekamai mall aims to offer an alternative shopping experience from the other cookie-cutter centers across Bangkok. The mall is meant to epitomise the Japanese lifestyle that Thai people embrace readily with a mix of restaurants, clothes stores, health and beauty shops, as well as an edutainment center, a large IT zone and a 24 hour supermarket. So if you are interested in shopping, this will be place you are looking for.

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and really means ‘city of angels’. Bangkok is by far the most densely populated city in Thailand with about 12 million people. Bangkok was a small trading post near the mouth of the Chao Phraya River during the Ayutthaya Kingdom in the 15th century. But as we said, temples will surely be one of the most interesting things you will find and have opportunity to learn there. Hotels are also very hospitable and you can find them from most luxurious to solid price you can enjoy. Remember that the main thing is to be happy and satisfied with the time you spent.

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Sun City, South Africa

Located in North West province of South Africa, Sun City will make you feel like you are spending your holiday in paradise. While in paradise, you will have a choice to choose between of two five-star hotels; The Palace of the Lost City (which forms part of The Leading Hotels of the World) and The Cascades Hotel. If you are not in an opportunity to splurge, there is also a good choice between - the four-star Sun City Hotel and the three-star Cabanas Hotel.

Guests can also enjoy magnificent sporting and recreational facilities including two world class golf courses; The Gary Player Golf Course and the Lost City Golf Course as well as the magical Lost City water-park, The Valley of Waves. The wide choice of conference venues ensure a level of convention and banqueting facilities which few can beat. This place is also known by its gambling sights, it is very attractive to professional gamblers.

The Sun City resort is part of an extended wildlife area where vervet monkeys and Chacma baboons can still roam freely. They should therefore be acknowledged and treated as wild animals. Should they be fed, they will lose their natural fear of humans and become aggressive and dangerous. Anyone caught feeding these animals will be liable to pay a fine. So behave and enjoy the beauty that is offered.

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Torres del Paine National Park

This breathtaking national park is located in Chile. Torres del Paine National Park is a national park encompassing mountains, a glacier, a lake, and river-rich areas in southern Chilean Patagonia. The Cordillera del Paine is the centerpiece of the park. It lies in a transition area between the Magellanic subpolar forests and the Patagonian Steppes.

The landscape of the park is dominated by the Paine massif, which is an eastern spur of the Andes located on the east side of the Grey Glacier, rising dramatically above the Patagonian steppe. Small valleys separate the spectacular granite spires and mountains of the massif. These are: Valle del Francés, Valle Bader, Valle Ascencio, and Valle del Silencio.The Southern Patagonian Ice Field mantles a great portion of the park. Glaciers include the Dickson, the Grey, and the Tyndall. Among the lakes are the Dickson Lake, Nordenskjöld Lake, Pehoe Lake, Grey Lake, Sarmiento Lake, and Del Toro Lake. Only a portion of the latter is within the borders of the park. All are vividly colored, most due to rock flour suspended in their waters. The main river flowing through the park is Paine River.

It is a very popular hiking destination in Chile. Hikers can opt for a day trip to see the towers, walk the popular “W” route in about five days, or trek the full circle in 8–9 days. Hikers are not allowed to stray from the paths in the national park. Camping is only allowed at specified campsites and wood fires are prohibited throughout the park. Visiting the park is recommended between late December and late February.

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Grand Hyatt Bali Hotel, Nusa Dua, Indonesia

Welcome to Indonesian beauty! Visit and enjoy one of the Nusa Dua’s most luxurious sights - the Grand Hyatt Bali. Relax with a first-class treatment and be ready to spend a little bit on yourself. Grand Hyatt Bali provides a wide range of services guaranteed to satisfy the needs of the most discerning guests. Business Centre is located within the Resort Centre at the lobby area and is fully equipped with advanced office equipment. Reserve a spa treatment, go for a walk and feel the life of Indonesian people, get your living balanced and calm.

The rooms at the Grand Hyatt Bali all feature balconies. There are also private baths with every room, and they are provided with rain showers and marble floors. The hotel provides drinking water, flowers and bathroom amenities such as slippers and robes. There are over 650 rooms available at this hotel. The resort’s Shopping Arcade offers a large variety of quality shops, including Grand Hyatt Bali’s drugstore, jewelry shop, handicraft shops, resort apparel boutiques and souvenir shops. Grand Hyatt Bali is set amidst lagoons, landscaped gardens and six hotel swimming pools. Two deluxe beachfront hotel villas and a self-contained Hyatt Grand Club village pamper VIP hotel guests. This hotel also has the biggest beach property of all 5star hotels Nusa Dua keeps.

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Capri, Italy

A truly wonderful place to be in. The small Italian island of Capri is situated 5 km from the mainland in the Bay of Naples, a celebrated beauty spot and coastal resort since the days of the Roman Republic until now. Capri, known in Greek mythology as the isle of the sirens, was a favored resort of the Roman emperors. Capri is reachable by boat only, while you can get around by foot, bus, funicolare or taxi.

There are a lot of things that you can see here, from the beautiful sunrise most choose to see to Blue Grotto (a beautiful cave at the water’s edge with a tiny opening to the sea that opens and closes with the tide, used as a bath since the Roman times). People also often choose to visit Villa San Michele and Villa Jovis.

Also, you might want to keep in mind that there are several festivals so that you can time your trip making sure you get to see one of the few great festival Capri has to offer.
Festival of San Costanzo On May 14th every year, the patron saint of the town of Capri, San Costanzo, is celebrated.
Festival of Sant’Antonio On June 13th every year, the patron saint of the town of Anacapri is celebrated with a large rustic festival.
International Folklore Festival During the 1st week of August, Anacapri plays host to a range of events in its squares, featuring musical bands and folk dance companies.
Settembrata Anacaprese in September is a large rustic festival for celebrating the grape harvest: 10 days of celebration dedicated to the island’s typical produce, including shows, competitions and games.

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