The world is coming to Asia, or so it seems. The increase in tourist traffic to Asia is apparent by the fact that two of the world's ten most visited countries are Asian. Another stunning fact is that the world's most visited city is also Asian - Bangkok. Here's a list of preferred Asian countries that the international traveler is making a beeline for.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
As the capital often displays a unique set of features, it fails to represent the country in its entirety. Such is the case of France, where Paris stands out as an independent cultural spot in itself. For tourists wishing to witness pure French culture, perhaps the city of Lyon, and not Paris, is the place for you. In this city where people fully exemplify true French living, you will be sure to get a clear vision of what French really is.
Here is a quick guide in the truly French city of Lyon.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The Fiji islands are a group of 333 breath taking tropical islands in the peaceful Pacific Ocean. If you are a sea person then there cannot be a better destination than these spectacular islands that give you a feeling of being all alone and in the lap of nature, with just greenery around, the clear blue sky above and the emerald green waters of the Pacific surrounding you.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Visiting Indonesia is an experience that is hard to forget and tourists can enjoy the nation's unique and vibrant culture, wondrous tourist attractions and much, much more. Indonesia's beaches are also a very popular attraction on these fun-filled islands, and when one thinks of pristine tropical beaches in Indonesia, the first destination that crosses their mind is Bali. While Bali is truly a beautiful place, for an enjoyable beach excursion out of the norm in Indonesia, the Belitung Islands offer pristine stretches of sand and surf where anyone can relax, a host of museums offering a glimpse of Indonesia's rich history, and intriguing souvenir shops from which tourists can take a part of these beautiful islands home with them.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Not that many people travel to another country. At least not very often, and having your safety in mind is an extremely important thing. You don't need to worry about the world turning upside down, but it does help to know some travel safety tips to help you have the most fun on your travels.
It's a great idea to recognize what the authorities in an area look like, and what they don't look like. It's pretty easy to find a couple of police and notice their uniforms. If someone starts demanding an ID from you and they aren't in uniform, then you should be suspicious and go find a real authority figure. You'll also notice how many of them are in an area. I always feel safer when I know they are around because they are there to help me.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
This year, according to the 2013 World Happiness Report, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and Sweden have been ranked as the five happiest countries in the world. The report accounts for things such as social support, life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, and perceptions of corruption.
So why are these countries so happy? With each group surveyed, there seemed to be a very common answer across the board: freedom. Free education, universal healthcare, and the freedom to be who you want all play a huge role in the overall happiness of each country.