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It was a very sunny mid-day and yours truly was not feeling too well. I was feeling sick but I still was able to enjoy the breathtaking view of the highland. You can actually see the entire City of Koronadal from where we were.
Surprisingly, we were the only diners in the Highlands. They did not have any bookings for that particular day so we were very lucky!
While awaiting for our food to be served, I took time to regain my strength by taking a catnap. I was burning with fever at the time.
After a good lunch, we took our sweet time to photograph ourselves. Hahaha!
I would love to go back there again one of these days.
- Mission Accomplished
- Divine Treat at Ranchero Grill Steak and Seafood Restaurant
- The Loots on the Road
Daytona Beach is perhaps one of the top go-to destinations in America. Aside from the wide range of activities it offers, it also boasts of many good and reasonably-priced options when it comes to accommodations. And of course – nobody can resist that twenty-three mile strip of the three best things in the world: sun, sand, and sea.
Planning a Daytona Beach getaway
Luckily for many people, planning a Daytona getaway need not be stress-inducing as there are now a handful of reliable resources on the Internet. Fixing a detailed itinerary and choosing a hotel or apartment is just a few clicks away – thanks to traveler’s reviews and blogs that are easily proliferating on the Web even as you read this article. However, details still have to be tailored accordingly since not all activities may be a good idea for certain types of vacationers. If you are going with family and little children, for example, it wouldn’t be wise to plan on getting all wild and loose in one of the concerts by the beach. The good news is that there is so much to do in Daytona Beach that there’s practically everything for everyone.
Activities to enjoy in Daytona
Whether you are an adrenaline junkie or a lazy beach bummer, you will definitely find your place somewhere in this twenty-three mile stretch of paradise. For those who seek adventure and some heart-pumping, nerve-racking action, there’s skydiving, parasailing, and surfing to enjoy. Those who are more of a party animal will definitely love the free concerts and the huge, thick club parties held by the beach. Meanwhile, those looking to simply de-stress, relax, and take in the ultimate beach experience can just bum around the shore with cold drinks to down the heat.
Where to stay
All worries are definitely gone when you are in Florida. There’s absolutely no need to panic even when it comes to choosing an accommodation since there are so many to choose from. Hotels, B and B’s, backpacker inns, and apartments in Daytona Beach are scattered all over the place that finding a good one is never a tough feat to beat. You can even book ahead of time by doing so online! There are now comparison sites available at the disposal of eager travelers who want to ensure that they pick the best accommodation that will complete their vacation experience. All they have to do is to look for a property and see what it has to offer against all the other available options. This is perfect for people who are quite particular in this aspect.
Due to its name, Daytona Beach may give a total beach impression – which is more often than not a misconception held by many. Yes, it is rich with sports activities and bursting with lively beach happenings, but other non-beach activities can also be enjoyed in this city like mini golf, go-kart, and zip line. There’s also the Daytona International Speedway for car racing buffs.
Truly, there’s a lot to see and do in this city and in order to ensure a smooth vacation, one has to filter his options accordingly and prepare everything ahead of time.
Cedric Loiselle is a passionate and ever on-the-go traveler who also takes pleasure in sharing his traveling experiences through exceptionally-written articles. For online apartment bookings and reviews, he recommends sunstateapartments.com.
The events in Augusta Georgia, like the Masters Golf tournament, are marvelous times for the avid spectators, and the rich and wealthy to come together and commingle. The Augusta Masters is regarded by many as one of the most prestigious and famous events in the golf calendar. Travelling to Augusta for this event will surely pump up your excitement and bring you a step higher in the elite class of individuals. Attending golf tournaments, especially those of the Masters’ caliber, is a status symbol maker for the rich and famous, because it is one of very expensive hobby and sport. With having people in the same mould as you do, touring the Augusta is one truly majestic and luxurious moment.
Getting to Augusta
Getting to the Master’s of Augusta Georgia in a luxurious and comforting transport is via a private jet charter like the Jet Charter Augusta with many planes to choose from. It can cater an individual or group in a relaxing plane ride. Aside from taking a luxury private jet comfort is to take another luxurious accommodation upon arriving in Augusta Georgia. These include the luxury sedan, executive van, and a helicopter ride. In order to be free from hectic and bothersome transporting from the hotel to the golf ground in a daily basis is to have luxurious transportation.
The field in Augusta Georgia is filled with fascinating architecture of such array like the clubhouses, fountains, and magnificent driveway and ground turf. The field is very prestigious as it is for members only and only the players from PGA tour are allowed to play. To have a luxurious visit in Augusta is to be a member or a friend of a member and being able to play in the golf course. If it does make you enter the field, you will find it is majestic just to tee off as golf is one of the prestigious and famous sports in the world. A true luxury feel.
The event itself takes almost 1 week that is to complete the tournament proper. Being in the field as the players tee off is a joyous moment. Such world class players in action and watching them battle for a week is astonishing. To witness the dramatic moment when it crowns a new tournament champion is remarkable. Touring and following the action for 18 holes and taking a break once in a while to converse with fellow spectators. To hang with new friends in the club is a long lasting memory, indeed.
Augusta accommodation caters to the spectators, sponsors, and players alike. Finding a luxurious hotel is not that difficult as it has many world class hotels. These include the Augusta Marriot that will definitely satisfy your desire for comfort. Another is the favorite for many in over a century; it serves as retreat house for many heads of state, leaders of the industry, famous celebrity, and many more very important persons (VIP) or individuals. This is the Partridge Inn, and by choosing this accommodation, it will surely make you feel like superstar, if not already done.
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With just two days to see Baku, you have to move fast. This ancient Azerbaijan city has so many fascinating sights and wonders that you’ll be spoilt for choice, trying to fit them all in.
The first thing to do is get settled somewhere that makes a convenient base. The Hyatt Regency Baku Hotel at the end of Bakikhanov Street performs this function very well, providing an oasis of calm relaxation in the midst of the city bustle that’s still just minutes from the old town by taxi. It also supplies these taxis on request – very important in a city where the public transport tends to be full past capacity all the time – although if you’re willing to risk the crowds, the Funicular railway is worth a ride and will get you from the sea front to Martyr’s Lane. And back, of course.
Martyr’s Lane, or Şahidlər Xiyabani, is the first sight to be mentioned in most reviews of Baku. A memorial in the South West of the city, it contains marble likenesses of all the 130-plus Azeri independence fighters massacred by Russian troops in 1990.
Another noteworthy sculpture is in a park named for super-spy Richard Sorge – an oversized, extreme close-up of his face carved in concrete and featuring deeply carved eyes that glow slightly in the dark. Also ‘in memoriam’ is Heydar Әliyev’s grave in the Faxri Xiyəbani Cemetery, off Parliament Avenue.
History buffs will be drawn to the former Lenin Museum, which now houses three new ones. The fascinating Carpet Museum includes over 1000 beautiful examples of rugs from Azerbaijan, Iran and Dagestan, some of which are very rare; and the Museums of Independence and Theatre contain much that is also of great interest, albeit less beauty. If you don’t have time to visit everything in your two days, you could skip this, then “go” see the carpets and rugs later via the comprehensive online Virtual Azerbaijan Carpet Museum.
Back in the Old Town are many architectural monuments, foremost of which are the fifteenth century Shirvanshah Palace, a grand complex of more than fifty rooms, including a burial vault and a mosque, and its twelfth century neighbour, the Maiden’s Tower. Part of the walls of the Old City, the tower is shrouded in romantic legends, such as that of a daughter (or possibly sister) of the King, who jumped to her death from its roof, hence its name. It now houses a museum, gift shop and, from the top, some of the best views to be had of the Old City and Baku Bay.
Just around the corner from the Maiden’s Tower is the Fountain Square, a focal point of the city and at the heart of its retail and food centre. It has a fascinating collection of fountains and other structures, including streetlamps that look like fugitives from a Salvador Dali painting and a fan-shaped paving pattern.
Finally – last but not least, as they say – you should swing by the Cathedral of the Holy Myrrh-Bearers, erected at the beginning of the twentieth century by the philanthropist oil magnate, Zeinalabdin Tagiyev. Although damaged during the hostilities of January 1990, it was restored to its original beauty by the Russian Orthodox Church and houses a relic of the apostle Bartholemew, the city’s patron, given by the Patriarch.
Two days is not long enough to get more than a flavour of this fascinating city – but you can certainly give it a try!
Can you still recall how fascinated I was when we took the exciting coach ride on our way from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Singapore in 2011? That was one fabulous bus that made the 6-hour trip worth the while. Coach service was first class and it’s no different from taking a plane ride It was an incredible experience for me! I felt like a kid that was given out a sweet precious candy. Ha! Ha! Ha!
Well, just imagine the same fascination I felt when we unexpectedly caught an executive bus for a 3-hour trip from General Santos City to Davao City last December to attend my cousin’s wedding. I was definitely thrilled to my bones! I was aware that this particular bus does travel only at two (2) different times for the day at two different routes. The 42- seater Executive Bus has got 2 (two) units with routes from Koronadal City- General Santos City and vice versa and the other one travels from General Santos City- Davao City and vice versa. I was ecstatic when I realized we were actually taking the most talked about executive bus by Yellow Bus Line, Inc.
For starters, Yellow Bus Line, Inc. (YBL) is the premier public utility bus that operates in General Santos City and most part of South Central Mindanao. When the Executive Bus began its daily operation, it was the talk of the town. It was absolutely a new bus; it’s sleek and clean. Everything was simply in perfect order. It helped to get a good documentation out of that ride because we were the first passengers who hopped in.
And what do you know?
It has got the free WIFI service right on the bus. It is the first of its kind in transportation service in this part of the country. The WIFI password was right in front, just beside the driver seat and it was written in bold, big letters; very visible for everyone to see.
The executive bus was also equipped with comfortable seats with seat belts and footrests. State-of-the art CCTV cameras would make you feel at peace and safer the entire duration of the journey. What’s more? To keep you occupied and entertained for the most part of the trip, two video monitors were installed. On board, chips and bottled water are also available for a fee. And how can I forget to mention the hygienic toilet available on board! It’s definitely first-class service at its best!
Convenience and comfort most often comes with a price. The fare rate was almost PhP 50 more expensive than the Mabuhay Class airconditioned bus- it was priced at PhP 297 if my memory serve me right Quite reasonable and worth every penny for first class service, isn’t it?