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Saturday, December 25, 2010

2nd innings - Resuming blogging !

Buenos Dias todo el mundo and Merry Christmas ! This is Rohan, and i am back after a long long lay-off.... Why did i stop in the first place ? Well thats a question i am still seeking answers for..
Well as far as the blog is concerned i will continue writing it, moreover i am trying to invite a new writer who is a master of his industry and could add to this blog-site a different dimension altogether..
As far as the ten best places were concerned i will just spill the beans.. The 3 places i still have to write about are Switzerland, Italy and Tahiti..
Hope to resume as soon as i can, until then..

Ciao


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Switzerland

Top Ten places to visit in the world with your soulmate:-

1. Switzerland

 Lake Geneva, Switzerland
Picure Source - Flickr , Author - Werner Kratz [Bephep2010]

Panorama of Swiss Countryside while the photographer was on the way to Arosa
Picture Source - Flickr , Author - Tambako the Jaguar

While deciding which destination, according to me, would be the best to visit for a honeymoon I went back and asked myself what is the basic purpose of romance ? They are Love and Intimacy [ Physical and Mental]. While honeymooning a couple gets to understand each other, increase comfortability with each other and enjoy each other's company in a place which is beautiful, serene, innocent and has the ability to move you.

Panorama of the Swiss countryside - 2
Picture Source - Flickr , Author - Tambako the Jaguar

Such places are found only in storybooks which is why I recommend Switzerland, The Home of Heidi. Future can only be based upon truth which is why any ideal honeymoon for me is where I can work out my compatibility or get to know the prefrences of my partner and vice-versa in privacy.

 Lush green meadows with cattle grazing over them.. A distant cottage nearby.. A storybook setting !!
Picture Source - Flickr , Author - Oleg Sidorenko [oksidor]


In Switzerland the main places which are recommended for a couple to go amongst the many options are Lake Geneva, St Moritz, Verbier, Mürren, Gstaad, Arosa.. But the main usp of Switzerland is Switzerland itself. Its lush green meadows, the powdery snow, the breathtaking lakes, the hypnotising sceneries, the isolated cottages, the cattle with bells around their necks, the sheperd dogs....... Switzerland has it all !


A view of the Jet d'Eau and city of Geneva from lake Geneva in the evening
Picture Source - Flickr , Author - itupictures

Lake Geneva is all about the Swiss Riviera, a palm-lined shore drive past vineyards, stylish city of Geneva, and the imposing Mont Blanc.


Switzerland is incomplete without its powder snow and skiing !
Picture Source - Flickr , Author -mikhail_k


Verbier is a resort town which is simple and very much French in nature. It lies at the bottom of an enormous alpine valley surrounded by spectacular ski slopes. Verbier also has cable car access to a huge network of ski trails. During summers Vernier becomes a base town for hikers.

While in Switzerland a ride in the Glacier Express is always recommended as it takes you through some of the most breathtaking sceneries in the world.
 Picture Source - Flickr , Author -Kevin Poh [kevinpoh]

The Glacier Express connects the railway stations of the two major mountain resorts of St. Moritz and Zermatt in the Swiss Alps.The trip on the Glacier Express is a 7½ hour railway journey across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass on the highest point at 2,033 m (6,670 ft) in altitude.

Murren is an isolated town which can be reached by cog railway or cable car. Set on a rocky, high-altitude ledge hundreds of feet above the Lauterbrunnen Valley, Mürren has a handful of chalet-style hotels, excellent ski and hiking trails, and sweeping views over the mountains of the Bernese Oberland. It is as picture-perfect a Swiss village as you can find anywhere.

Gstaad
Picture Source - Flickr , Author -Rob West [robwest]


Gstaad is located at the junction of four alpine valleys midway between the Bernese Oberland and the Vaud Alps, Gstaad is a winter capital of the European glitterati. You can't get any more stylish, and the skiing is good, too. Regardless of their price range, all the hotels seem to have cozy bedrooms, blazing fireplaces, and enough schnapps to set the mood.

 Arosa
 Picture Source - Flickr , Author -Kecko

Arosa is one of the highest (1,800m/5,904 ft.) ski resorts in Switzerland, Arosa is less expensive and less forbiddingly elegant than its nearest competitor, St. Moritz. An excellent place for a romantic getaway during summers, where a series of hiking trails lead to lush forests and small lakes. When you tire of these, cable cars can carry you and your companion to alpine heights and sublime vistas.

Panorama of the Swiss Countryside - 3
Picture Source - Flickr , Author -Aileen's Pics

The other places you might want to visit while in Switzerland are Mount Rigi, Rousseau Island [Ile Rousseau], Vals Valley, Verbier, Lausanne, Zermatt.......

In the end beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Every couple has got their own tastes and i am sure some might differ with the positioning of the honeymoon destinations in the ranks. Some couple might have other destinations in mind while some would not want their honeymoon to be destination specific so in the end I leave the final choice of the ideal destination to you. Go where your heart takes you to and have a Happy Comitted Life. Bon Voyage


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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Italy

Top Ten places to visit in the world with your soulmate:-

2. Italy

 Cinque Terre, North Italy
 Picture Source - Flickr , Author - Tamas [Travellingtamas]


In this series of 'The best honeymoon destinations' we have come to the second best place to visit with your soulmate. We have gone around the world and been to various romantic destinations which were unique in their own way but none of them were as enticing as Italy because Italy is a feast for all the five senses of a person.. Very less places in the world have so much to offer to a couple like Italy - Amazing Sceneries, Fabulous Food, Romance is always in the air in Italy, Artistic monuments.. Italy is full of delights for a couple who want to enjoy themselves. 

While Italy has something to offer to everyone [The history buff can go to Pompeii and Florence, the Nature lover can visit Tuscany and Piedmont regions amongst others] we will only touch those places which are recommended for a couple to go to like Capri, Porto Fino, Rome, Vatican City [When in Rome], Venice....


  Capri
 Picture Source - Flickr , Author - S J Pinkney


Capri was the island where Roman Emperors used to head to when on vacation. Faraglionne Rocks, take a small coast-side cruise while in Capri. 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. Most notoriously, the emperor Tiberius had his villa on the island, the said location of debauched orgies.


Porto Fino - An ideal location for romance
 Picture Source - Flickr , Author - Andrea Puggioni [Cebete]

 Founded by the Romans and located on the Italian Riviera Porto Fino is an upmarket resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity visitors. The town is crowded round its small harbour, is closely associated with Paraggi Beach, which is a few minutes up the coast.

The lights of Porto Fino
 Picture Source - Flickr , Author - SomeguyanywhereUSA

The Trevi Fountain
The central figure of the fountain, in front of a large niche, is Neptune, god of the sea. The water at the bottom of the fountain represents the sea. As per the common beleif or superstition you will return to Rome if you throw a coin into the water. You should toss it over your shoulder with your back to the fountain.
Picture Source - Flickr, Author - Dennis Jarvis [archer10]

Rome is the capital of Italy. It was the capital of one of the most significant civilizations in the world and also the birthplace of the western civilization. It is full of monuments whose architects were the best geniuses Earth has ever seen.

Inside the cathedral
Picture contributed by Traveler Richa Handa

Vatican City
Picture contributed by Traveler Richa Handa

               While in Rome don't forget to visit Vatican City which is the smallest country in the world well known for its churches and the St Peters Square. It is the headquarters of Catholicism[Christianity] on Earth. If you dont get thrilled after looking around Rome there is the famous Italian cuisine you can sample. Look out specifically for a fresh slice of piping hot pizza from the famous pizzerias, buy tiny strawberries in a street market, find the city's best gelato [ice cream].... Italian Cuisine is a delight for the taste buds.


 Gondolas in Venice
Picture Source - Flickr , Author -  Anna Fox [HarshLight]

Venice is considered to be one of the most romantic destinations in the world because of its gondolas and waterways. Venice was created by combining 116 islands into a city. That explains the numerous waterways. Relax in Piazza San Marco, take a moonlit gondola ride or taste the original Bellini or just wander.


Venice is made up of 116 such islands which are connected by waterways to each other - 1
Picture Source - Flickr , Author - Lee Cannon

Venice is made up of 116 such islands which are connected by waterways to each other - 2
Picture Source - Flickr , Author - Joseph Hunkins [JoeDuck]    


 Cinque Terre, Florence and Sorrento are the other destinations amongst the most romantic getaways in Italy.

Panorama of Florence

Picture Source - Flickr , Author - Ghost of Kuji

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tahiti (Society Islands, French Polynesia)


Top Ten places in the world to visit with your soulmate:-
  
3. Tahiti (French Polynesia)

 A view from the sky of the heavenly Moorea Island (Tahiti)
(Picture sourced from Wikimedia Commons. Author - Remi Jouan)

Part of the Archipelago of Society Islands, Tahiti most likely is not one of the islands you saw on your holiday brochure or were told about by friends or travel operators. But with its uneven Volcanic peaks (which rise above stunning green rainforests) and powder soft (white sand or black sand) beaches (which are lapped by crystal clear lagoons) it is one of the best destinations to visit for honeymooners who seek either enjoyment and fun or some quite and blissful time together. Tahiti has been ranked number one in the world for 'Alone Time' because of miles of quiet pristine beaches and small peaceful villages. Tahiti is my personal choice for going to a honeymoon as well.

 The famous Black Sand beaches of Tahiti
(Picture sourced from Wikipedia. Author - fr:Utilisateur:FRED)

The splendor of Tahiti lies in its natural beauty of waterfall-laden shadowy mountains, genuinely beautiful black-sand beaches and the peace and quiet which it offers for romance. Tahiti even has on offer a great festive atmosphere with a Polynesian flavour at the same time. Arthur Frommers (founder of Frommers travel guides) considered Tahiti to be the most beautiful island in the world.

 Tautira Beach in Tahiti. The legendary Captain James Cook (who discovered Australia and New Zealand) used to weigh anchor in the Tautira Bay here while visiting Tahiti.
(Picture sourced from Wikipedia. Author - Serenade)

 A view from the sky of Tetiaroa atoll. Honeymooners can set foot and enjoy themselves on enchanting islands like these while taking a boat trip around the coastline of Tahiti.

Amongst the many things to do here you can snorkel, scuba dive or admire (from a boat) Moorea Island's dazzling coral reefs, watch whales off Rurutu Island (July to October), go shopping for black pearls for which Tahiti is famous for (but not before getting tips on selecting pearls for size, luster and color at Robert Wan Pearl Museum), cruise around the islands, relax in a Polynesian spa, go hiking, the list goes on....

 The over water cottages of Bora Bora
(Picture sourced from Wikipedia. Author - Tensaibuta)

For party lovers Tahiti is a festive island where you could choose from waterfront rock cafes to spit-and-sawdust bars where locals sip large bottles of Hinano beer. Private clubs groove to Afro Caribbean music. For an even better romantic experience, head towards the west coast for cocktails (or mocktails) under more stars than you would ever see at home.


The No Nonsense Travel Advisor
Name of the Destination
Tahiti
Capital
Papeete
Location
South Pacific Ocean. The closest major countries are New Zealand, Australia and USA (Hawaii).  
Languages
French, Tahitian, English
When to go and Weather
Summer is from November to April and this is the best time to go. Weather is tropical
What to see (in Tahiti)
Papeete Market, Mt Marau (for hiking through dense tropical forests), Teahupoo (for the big waves), Black Sand Beaches of Tahiti, traditional Polynesian dance performances, Gauguin Museum, Robert Wan Diamond Museum
Other major places to visit
Moorea , Bora Bora
How to reach
. Cities like Tokyo (Japan), Sydney (Australia), Auckland (New Zealand), Los Angeles (USA) e.t.c. are connected to Tahiti by Air France, Air Tahiti amongst others.
. You would be required to take a connecting flight if you are coming from other cities.
How to travel between islands
. Apart from flights of Air Tahiti there are ferry services connecting the islands to each other. They are the more economical option.
. If you wish to visit Moorea Island from Tahiti you could take the Moorea Ferry which operates from Papeete and takes about 45 minutes to travel to Moorea.
. There are also several ferries that transport people and goods throughout the islands. The main hub for these ferries is the Papeete Wharf.
Currency
French Pacific Franc (It is pegged to the Euro). All hotels and financial Institutions offer exchange services.
Practical Information
. Tahiti can be a bit heavy on the pocket so Budget travelers generally make a beeline to Moorea Island which is more economical. Bora Bora Island(although beautiful) is considered to be overpriced.
. Carry Mosquito repellent
. Tahitian people are casual and calm in nature and crime rates are pretty low but the rule of the thumb when travelling abroad is ‘Always use common sense’

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Cyprus

Top Ten places to visit in the world with your soulmate:-

4. Cyprus



The world famous 'Rock of Aphrodite', the Greek goddess of love, beauty and pleasure
(Picture sourced from Wikipedia. Author - Nino Verde)


Remains of the Temple of Apollo, the Greek god of light and the sun, truth and prophecy, medicine, healing, plague, music, poetry, arts, archery, and much more
(Picture sourced from Wikipedia. Author -  Marcobadotti2)

Cyprus, situated in the eastern corner of the Mediterranean Sea is an island republic of spectacular beauty. It is a historic island, the third largest in the Mediterranean and a living mosaic of cultures. It is an island with a history of romance and was once Anthony’s gift to Cleopatra.  According to the Greek mythology, Aphrodite - the goddess of beauty and love - first emerged from the sea out of a sea shell. Maybe that is why you feel always a little bit eroticized once you set your feet on this island.


The city of Limassol is a major hub of tourists
(Picture sourced from Wikipedia. Author - Marcobadotti)

While there places to visit would be the Rock of Aphrodite, the  Bath of Aphrodite and the Fountain of Love, Kato Pafos, Pafos Castle, Tombs of the kings, the Archaeological and Byzantine Museums, the Troddos mountains and the Agia Napa beaches, where you can find  white beaches and most famous nightlife with the world's best DJs.


Traditional houses of upper class folks in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus.
(Picture sourced from Wikipedia. Author - AncientNicosia)

JW 'Grunt'

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Friday, July 16, 2010

The Bahamas

Top Ten places to visit in the world with your soulmate:-


5. The Bahamas

The number of cruise ships at Nassau Harbor indicates the attractiveness of the sunny and sandy Bahamian Islands amongst cruise travelers, especially Americans and Canadians
(Picture sourced from Wikipedia. Author - TampAGS)
Deserted virgin nature in the lap of mountains with tucked in waterfalls, miles of pristine beaches, transparent ocean ideal for underwater adventures, glamorous resorts with casinoes,.... all with a whiff of carribean flavour.... these and many stand for the famous Bahamian experience which you will feel when you visit these islands

Saddleback Pier at Saddleback Cay
(Picture sourced from Wikipedia. Author - Jpatokal)

Take time to visit places like Lucayan National Park for kayaking and hiking, Nassau for its nightlife, Harbour Island for its blushing pink sands, pretty village and beautiful people, San Salvador is a site for the adventurers will love the thrilling wall-diving, Abacos Cays for the romantic idylls with secluded beaches and 18th-century villages, Bimini for diving with wild dolphins, seeing possible Atlantis and fishing with Hemingway’s spirit

 
A traditional African street parade of song and dance, the Junkanoo is held every New Year
(Picture sourced from Wikipedia. Author - ebodie)

The only hitch while visiting this wonderful place would be the high cost of the trip as most of the facilities in the Bahamas are not economical. But, someone has truly said... a marvelous experience in a fabulous atmosphere is invaluable... So, go splurge...

                                                              
                                                                     JW 'Grunt'

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Scotland


Top Ten places to visit in the world with your soulmate:-


6. Scotland

Tiree, Balephuil Bay
(Picture sourced from Wikipedia. Author - Irvine Smith)

The land of bagpipes and scotch, Scotland is an ideal place to visit for a couple who prefer castles, lochs (lakes) and rolling hills to beaches and tropical islands. Visiting this part of the world, which with its alluring natural beauty and pieces of history, will give you a fairy tale like experience and while visiting some of its centuries old castles with your soulmate by your side, you will get the feel of being a princess who has just met the prince of her dream or vice-versa.

Stirling Castle
(Picture sourced from Wikipedia. Author - Finlay McWalter  (LtPowers))

Neolithic excavations at Skara Brae at Orkney
(Picture sourced from Wikipedia. Author - John Burka)

Take the time to look around and visit some of the incredible attractions in scotland such as Loch Ness, the awe-inspiring castles, mountains and lochs, Glasgow, Stirling, Inverness, the western and northern isles. With history and scenery being the two most predominant tourist attractions within Scotland itself, you can be sure your holiday won't be dissapointment. The weather of Scotland is more or less cool so be sure to wear proper clothes. Couples enjoy a gentle stroll amongst the majestic mountains or a breezy coastal walk in such a picturesque country.

A mountain Hare in Scotland
(Picture sourced from Wikipedia. Author - Andrew Easton (Nordelch))

An overview of the Scottish capital of Edinburgh
Photograph taken by Christian Bickel (Fingalo)

For its stirring natural beauty and an over-whelming spirit of place which offers oodles of personal space for a couple, Scotland (The land of bagpipes and scotch) is sixth in the list of Top Ten places in the world to relax with your soulmate. 

JW 'Grunt'

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

France

Top Ten places in the world to visit with your soulmate:-


7. France

Couples wreck the world atlas in search of a destination which would suit all their preferences but rarely come to a conclusion upon which place to go to. But, France is a place which would land in almost every couple’s shortlist, the reason being the presence of sea beaches, lofty mountains, an ideal climate for romance, world famous wine and food, and a renowned reputation for tourist satisfaction.

Limestone cliffs of Normandy near Étretat
(Picture sourced from Wikipedia. Author - Urban)

Vineyards in Cote de Nuits in Burgundy
(Picture sourced from Wikipedia. Author - Stefan Bauer)

Hi travelers!!!! A country which lends its name to the most popular way of kissing is one of the best places to visit for a couple. Depending upon the duration of your stay you can visit romantic Paris, picturesque Cannes, or depending upon your mood simply rent out a personal chalet in Chamonix Mont Blanc (Haute-Savoie) offering a panoramic view of the Mont Blanc

Mediterranean vegetation (Lavender) in Provence.
(Picture sourced from Wikipedia. Author - Andyblind)

Places to visit for a couple would also include Dijon (famous for its wine based spicy mustard), Colmar (in Alsace) & The Loire Valley which offer splendid wine and food apart from offering a beautiful view of the countryside. For art lovers the Louvre museum in Paris, the chateaux de versaille (a short train ride away from Paris) is some of the many options.

The beautiful Eiffel Tower at Sunrise
(Picture sourced from Wikipedia. Author - Tristan Nitot)

A couple’s delight is how France can be summed up due to which it is the seventh in the list of Top Ten places in the world to relax with your soulmate.

JW 'Grunt'

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Mauritius

Top Ten places in the world to visit with your soulmate:-

8. Mauritius


When reality subsides, the dream begins, of an island, between sky and sea, of a tropical garden arising from the blue, emerald green waters of the lagoon

 The Grand Baie (Bay)
(Picture sourced from Wikipedia. Author - Shoestring)

Hi Readers!!!! Situated below the sky, right in the middle of a warm, blue Indian Ocean; surrounded by colorful coral reefs, white sandy beaches and providing lots of exciting moments to couples; Mauritius is ranked eighth in the list of top ten places in the world to relax with your soulmate….

Ile aux Cerfs, considered to be the best beach in Mauritius
(Picture sourced from Wikipedia. Author - Shoestring)

Also known as the ‘Ultimate Romantic Destination’ by some, Mauritius is no wonder so popular among the lovers. The swaying palms, exquisite surroundings, coral reefs and the blue ocean are some of the many things, which add to the beauty of the place. There are lots to see and do in Mauritius: the coral reefs surrounding the island offer stunning beauty and great underwater adventures to those who want to dive into the precious waters.

 View of Port Louis and harbour looking west from the Citadel
(Picture sourced from Wikipedia. Author - Thierry)

The nature of Mauritius mostly resembles that of Paradise, allowing every couple visiting this island to feel like Adam and Eve. That is an experience no couple would want to miss! Thousands of swaying palms, the overwhelming blue of the ocean, vibrating nights and smiling people makes this island a special one. Those with an interest in scuba diving would have a gala time exploring the reefs around the island hand in hand.
 
  While taking a hike in the Black River Gorges National Park do not forget to spot the endangered Pink Pigeon amongst other endangered species which are native to Mauritius
(Picture sourced from Wikipedia. Author - Deep Purple)
                   
It is a perfect place to go on a romantic stroll with your partner, watching the sunset, with swaying palms on one side and an ocean with treasures infinite on your other. It's the experience of a lifetime located at the end of the world !!!!

 
This article is best read with the mocktail Banana Smoothie


JW 'Grunt'

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Netherlands (Holland)

Yo Readers !!!! Hope you are enjoying reading my articles regarding love nests around the world. The below mentioned place is one such place. The reason I included it in the top ten list is because of the romantic, picturesque countryside and the open minded society it has. Times spend in this country with your partner would be full of simplicity, warmth and without inhibitions.
This is the second in the series of ten articles
Read on....

Top Ten places in the world to visit with your soulmate:-

9. Holland (The Netherlands)


 Tulips
Picture source - Flickr , Author -  erikwestrum


Baby Beach, Aruba (Netherlands Antilles)
Picture taken by Gobbler and Sourced from Wiki Commons

Imagine this.. You and your soulmate walking hand in hand amongst a sea of tulips as if in a movie, imagine you and your soulmate cycling past large wind mills, the cool wind embracing you both as you pass by, imagine yourself and your lover lounging in a café over velvety hot Dutch chocolate in the shadowy rear of the café, being oblivious to the world and vice-versa. Yes, these are the moments which a couple craves for.. The simplicity of which engulfs lovers in an air of romance.


Kinderdijk (Windmills) 
(Picture sourced from Wikipedia. Author - Lucas Hirschegger)

Amsterdam
Picture source - Flickr , Author -Fang Guo [faungg]

Madurodam (Miniature Cities), The Hague
Picture source - Flickr , Author -Fang Guo [faungg]

These moments and many will find you when you are in Holland, Land of the Oranje people. A perfect blend of nature with art and art with modernity summarizes this country. From the gentle, cozy inns and the beaches of Zeeland, to the castles and rolling hills of Limburg; from the tulips, windmills and harbor villages of Northern Holland, to the boat ride on the canals of Amsterdam and sipping dutch chocolate watching the world pass by, this place is a couple’s paradise.

Tulip Fields
Picture source  - Flickr , Author -Paul Arps [paularps]

Zaanse Schans Windmills in Zaanstad
Picture sourced from Wiki Commons

Tulips  - 2
Picture source - Flickr , Author -erikwestrum

This article is best read with the mocktail Shirley Temple


JW 'Grunt'

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