I Was Able to Go to New York City

When my husband asked me if I would like to go to New York City, I thought he was joking at first. It has been a lifelong dream of mine to go there for several days to watch a couple of Broadway shows and to go shopping. My aunt used to go there when she was still alive, and I fell in love with the stories she had told me about this gorgeous city. My husband told me that he had looked up some information and found out that all we needed was an ESTA USA application to travel to America.

I did not even know what ESTA meant, and he told me it just means Electronic System for Travel Authorization.… Read More

ETA Application to Travel in Canada

ETA Application to Travel in Canada

Do you plan to go to Canada and discover its wonders for the next holidays? You will certainly have to book a flight, an accommodation and get a visa. There are different types of visas to enter the Canadian territory but today, we are going focus on the ETA or Electronic Travel Authorization. How to apply for it? How much does it cost? Here are the answers!

ETA Application to Travel in Canada

What Is ETA Canada?

Whatever the purpose of your trip is: business, tourism or even a transit to another country via a Canadian airport, an electronic travel authorization is mandatory. It is supposedly the same as the Canada Visa. All foreigners wishing to stay in Canada must withdraw their ETA except Canadians with dual nationality or American citizens.

As far as the validity is concerned, like when your passport has expired and you have to renew it, the same applies to your electronic travel authorization. In the meantime, you can travel freely across Canada as often as you like. However, each stay must not exceed one semester. But it is good to know that the authorization validity can go up to 5 years. You can find more about it on https://www.travel-authorization.co.uk/eta-visa-application-canada.htm.

How to Apply for an ETA Canada?

As it is an electronic travel document, an ETA Canada can be requested online. Thanks to technology, the application can be made in just a few clicks on the Internet. Plus, you can receive a positive response in your mailbox after only a few moments once your ETA form has been completed. The latter is only available in French and English. But in order to let everyone fill it properly and easily, the descriptions of the fields are translated into eleven languages such as Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, Italian and so many others.

To proceed with the ETA application, you must first have your passport under your eyes. Use a valid email address that you frequently use since the communication is only made through emails. You can download the application form on a specialized site. Please note that a form is only valid for one person. For families or couples, each traveler must fill one ETA application form.

Immediately after the form is filled, you must pay the processing fee. In fact, an ETA Canada costs only 7 $CAN. Of course, the payment process is made online with a credit card such as American Express, MasterCard, Visa Card, etc. Once all these procedures are completed, you will only have to wait for the response.… Read More

Holiday & Travel Guide For Hong Kong

Holiday & Travel Guide For Hong Kong

Look around

With its extraordinary history and culture, there are plenty of tours to help you discover all that Hong Kong has to offer. Stunning views of the area to see new luxury buildings among the traditional ones and visit St John’s Cathedral which is said to be the oldest Christian church in the Far East. There are more than 20 museums including those for space, railroad and science, along with culture and history for you to get around and see artifacts from its colorful history: Hong Kong truly serves everyone. Hong Kong has its own Madame Tussaud track and horse racing for an exciting day.

The Chin Lin Nunnery is a stunning elegant complex, with beautiful lotus ponds and rooms full of religious relics and treasures, this place must not be missed. Nian Lin garden is a magnificent park to visit, built in Tang Dynasty style, the building is stunning and the landscape is beautiful. After a day’s excursions take tea in the magnificent and elegant hotel called the Peninsular, or locally known as “The Pen”. This historic hotel will serve you cucumber sandwiches and afternoon tea in its beautiful surroundings. After a long day visiting the sights visit Victoria Harbour and watch the nightly show of lights and sound. This truly amazing show brings tourists flocking to it from around the world and has themes of Awakening, Energy, Heritage, Partnership and the finale Celebration, it truly is a sight to be seen.

Shopping

Shopping in Hong Kong is glitzy, trendy and traditional, with hundreds of stores to visit. There are massive shopping districts which can take up days to scour. There is nothing you can’t find in the stores, from designer clothing to the latest electronic technology items. The shops are extravagant, but there are plenty of bargains to be had, this city is shopping paradise. There are also many open markets to visit from bird garden market selling everything from grasshoppers, to fancy birdcages, or visit the open air flower market with its exotic flowers and colourful displays. There are markets for everything, but a great place to spend time in is the Jade markets with their diverse mix of rare and valuable items to inexpensive tourist items and souvenirs. The atmosphere and colourful market stalls are very enticing, but be sure you are buying genuine jade if your purchase is going to be an expensive one. There is even a themed market for the kids and toy lovers; there is so much shopping here in Hong Kong, it’s a brilliant experience.

EatingFrom delicious Chinese food served in wicker baskets to tasty sea food dishes in Japanese Sushi restaurants and fast food outlets serving tasty snacks, you will find something to take your fancy here. There are gourmet dishes in a variety of Mexican, Filipino and many other international cuisines for you to try in restaurants all around the city, from the very expensive to the inexpensive family budget meals.

Nightlife

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A Guide to the Best Christmas Markets in Europe

A Guide to the Best Christmas Markets in Europe

If you are yearning for all things festive then take a look at our guide. Whether you are hankering after the ultimate Christmas tree topper or have just developed a strong liking for mulled wine and Christmas cake you are sure to find something here to your taste. Many markets offer many goods at discounted prices in December so shop around for the best price.

Best for atmosphere

Cologne’s market is actually six markets in one town, the four largest and the most impressive are located right outside the town’s beautiful Gothic cathedral. The markets are a huge event and every year they regularly attract 2 million visitors. The half-timber stalls, the temporary ice-rink, the floating market and the Medieval market outside the Chocolate museum are particularly attractive to visitors and are just a few of the reasons why this market has charmed so many to keep returning in huge numbers year after year. In fact nobody does a Christmas market quite like Germany and Nuremberg, Dresden and Munich are also considered some of the most beautiful and atmospheric.

* Cologne market – 27th November – 23rd December 2009

* Nuremberg market – 27th November – 24th December 2009

* Dresden market – 26th November-24th December 2009

* Munich market – 27th November – 24th December 2009

Best for Children

There is a strong emphasis on fairy tales and folk-lore at the The Prague market and the organisers really go that extra mile in creating a true “Winter Wonderland” setting. There is even a nativity style petting zoo, a very large (and extremely well lit!) Christmas tree, dance and singing concerts and horse carriage rides as well as traditional seasonal foods and decoration/gifts.

* Prague Market – 28th November 2009 – 01st January 2010

Best for Budget

It might not be the most famous market but this traditional but less commercial market in Bratislava, Slovakia might be the perfect choice for a more budget-conscious traveller. Popular with tourists and locals alike this market offers everything from locally crafted gifts, winter clothing and ceramics as well as everything in between. Watch live entertainment as you scoff bread with dripping and onion and potato pancakes filled with goose liver (or just fruit-filled pancakes and apple pies..)

* Bratislava Market-1st November 2009 – 1st January 2010

Most Unique Shopping Experience

If you’re after something a little bit different then perhaps the Christmas market in Valkenburg, Holland would appeal, the whole market takes place in a cave underneath the city. Trawl the candle-lit labyrinth of passageways and caverns for gifts and decorations and marvel at the impressive mural carvings and sculptures also located there.

* Valkenburg – 28th November – 14th December 2009

Best for Chocolate Lovers

If you or your family had a particular addiction to all things chocolate then the popular Christmas fair in Brussels, Belgium should be right up your street. The “Winter Wonderland” takes place on the Place Sainte Catherine and as well as culinary delights such as steamed snails, … Read More

Creating an Online Travel Journal

Creating an Online Travel Journal

Because of how technology has developed through the years, it has already helped a lot of people to really capture and record all the places they have been to using the internet as his/her primary medium. This is primarily the reason why it is very important for you to choose the appropriate online travel journal provider for your preferences and needs, which is why this article will give you some tips on the specific things that you can look for.

To make the decision easier for you, it is advisable that you directly look at the features that each online travel journal provider will be able to give you. Some of the features that should always be given to you by an online travel journal provider are the following: it should be able to let you enjoy a free account with them; their service or site must always be available for access by just having an internet connection wherever you are in the entire world; the journal should be very easy to use and should not require you to have any skills related to programming or coding; a good journal provider always allows their users to upload pictures that they can share to other people, the pictures should also be in a compressed format; and most importantly, you should be given the liberty to make your journal entries private whenever you want to since it is your journal after all.

In addition to the must-have features in an online travel journal provider, there are also some features that you can look for in these providers that can even be the deciding factors for coming up with a decision much easier. If you want a provider that will give you the freedom to upload as many photos as you want, there are those that you can find through the internet. There are also some providers that will allow you to upload as many videos as you want, anytime you need to. Another feature that some of these providers allow their users to do is to update their journals using their mobile phones; this is a very convenient feature considering that you are always traveling anywhere.

Depending on what you want and need in your journal provider, you will surely be able to find one that will suite your preferences as long as you take your time in choosing.… Read More

Assisi is One of the Best Places in Italy to Visit

Assisi is One of the Best Places in Italy to Visit

When you look up from the valley floor to the hill town of Assisi, perched on Mt Subasio, the first impressions are lasting and impressive. The towering walls at the north end of town, the Rocca Maggiore, The spires of the basilicas all stand above the valley harkening back to the thirteenth century. Assisi is one of the Best Places in Italy to Visit.

Assisi is one of the most beautiful of the hill towns in Umbria, and sacred ground for tens to hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Famous for figures like St Francis and St Clare as well as painters and poets Assisi has a history going way back into antiquity. Settled in the iron age and influenced by the Etruscans Assisi became a Roman Municipium in 69 A.D., was conquered by the Goths (c. 545A.D.) and finally falling under the influence of the Lombard Dukes of Spoleto. Assisi formed an independent (Ghibelline) commune early in the 12th century and fought with Perugia as well as the Hohenstaufen Emperor Fredrick Barbarossa. At the end of the 12th century St Francis was born (c.1198 A.D.) and from the 13th century Assisi fell under Papal protection. Much of the look and feel of Assisi comes from this period of Church rule and you can easily visualize life here in the high medieval and renaissance periods.

Today, Assisi maintains its vast boundary walls, the powerful castles of Rocca Maggiore and Minore, as well as the beautiful Basilica Di San Francesco, the final resting place of the founder of the Franciscan order. The streets and shops are among the finest representations of Umbrae’s medieval hill towns and the feeling here, among its 25,000 inhabitants is contemplative.

Assisi is a must see for anybody visiting Umbria. It is a great day trip or home base with many wonderful sites to see in the town itself as well as many great sites to see in the surrounding area. Hotels have been updated with the most modern comforts and there are many shops selling traditional crafts from Assisi and Umbria.

As you approach Assisi you will be struck by the vast and powerful Basilica Di San Francesco, an apparent manmade cliff dominates one end of the town. Assisi rests on the western slopes of Mt Subasio covered with medieval structures and topped off by the very imposing Rocca Maggiore. There is parking available in lots located around the towns curtain wall with lifts and stairs to access the town above.

Once inside there are several sites of interest such as the Roman Temple of Minerva, now a church, and the Piazza del Commune with the towers of the medieval city hall. You can visit the home where St. Francis was born and wander through the Cattedrale di San Rufino and Chiesa Nuova. There is also a large well at the other end of town has a double helix staircase to allow one way traffic both down to and up from the well.

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