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Don’t miss it! 3 things you need to know about Turkey

Tired of the tour that sleepping in the car and getting off to take a photo? Turkey definitely gives you a  surprise! Pack up and fly to Turkey to have a real trip! Before you go, here are 3 things you need to know about Turkey!

1.  Visa Policy

Turkey offers preferential policies for citizens of over 120 countries, you can check it in the following map.

2.   Cuisine

Not everyone can stay for several days in Turkey, here only recommands three tradditional dishes for you!

1) Döner kebaps

Made with sliced meat and put in bread with onions and vegetables.

2)  Köfte

Known as Turkish meatballs, made of minced meat, spices, onion and shaped by hand, then fried or cooked in sauce.

3) Pide

Described as Turkish pizza, which was made into a thin, oblong dough base and then folded over around the edges and put into a stone oven.

3.   Attractions

1) Cappadocia

Cappadocia is a magic place with otherworldly beauty, consists of honeycombed hills and towering boulders. Fascinating cave hotels are definitely deserved to experience as well as the hot air balloons.

2) Fethiye

Fethiye is a seaside city with the finest natural harbour. To enjoy the beauty of mediterranean, a tour by designed boat or paragliders will be a perfect experience in life!

3) Pamukkale

Pamukkale is covered by gleaming white calcite travertines with blue spring gurgling down from the top of the mountain. After thousands of years of calcification, the natural white limestone looks like a flower of cotton on the hills.

Hope this blog will help you!

Image Reference

http://www.xinhuanet.com/food/2015-05/04/c_127762025.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Turkey

4 most popular Nigerian dishes to try

Are you planning a trip to Nigeria?

One activity you need to incorporate into your schedule is definitely to experiment on the various delicacies Nigeria has to provide. From the east, west, north and south there are plenty of rich and flavourful dishes which bring us together.

  1. Pepper Soup

This is one of Nigeria’s most favourite appetiser, it is often cooked during special occasions. The soup stock is rich, with an intense spicy flavour, which contains pepper, ginger, garlic and onions to give it that extraordinary taste and also this dish can either be cooked with meat or fish.

 

2. Jollof Rice

Jollof rice is one of the Major party foods and a staple in every Nigerian home, this delicacy is food to many West African Countries, not just Nigeria.  It consists of rice, onions, tomatoes, chillies and a variety of spices. It can be served with vegetables and desired meat, chicken or fish.

 

3. Egusi Soup

Egusi Soup is a widely consumed dish in Nigeria. It is made from melon seeds, the soup consists of red or any desired meat, sea food, fermented beans, a variety of vegetables and onions. This is one of my favourite and it is often accompanied by pounded yam.

 

4. Akara

Akara is known as fried bean cake, it is one of Nigeria’s popular street food. it is a delicious protein-packed fritters ideal for breakfast or throughout the day as a snack. It contains brown beans, onions, spices and then fried in vegetable oil.

 

 

Berlin the Beautiful

On my first trip to Germany, the city I most wanted to visit was the capital, Berlin. I will admit that beyond awareness of the existence of the Berlin Wall, my knowledge of the city’s history was shamefully poor. Though I learned a great deal in the four days that I spent in the city, I realise that I had only scratched the surface of Berlin’s rich cultural heritage.

One of the first monuments I saw was the Holocaust Memorial in the Friedrichstadt district. Walking through the memorial, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the sombre atmosphere and experience isolation as one becomes lost.

I then visited one of Berlin’s most iconic landmarks of the Cold War Era, Checkpoint Charlie. This was the main crossing point between East and West Berlin. My ignorance of Berlin’s history became apparent when I visited the Checkpoint Charlie Museum. The museum played a large role in the fall of the wall as its founder protested against it.

“Be as near as possible to injustice, where human size is the strongest.” – Dr Rainer Hildebrandt, founder of the Checkpoint Charlie Museum.

Finally, the Berlin Wall. I walked for hours alongside sections of the wall that were still standing. In particular, the East Side Gallery which consists of over 100 paintings from 1990 that feature political ideas.


A link to the Gallery can be found here: East Side Gallery

While bullet holes still scar the older buildings, it is impossible to overlook the magnificence of Berlin.

The ultimate guide to planning a trip to NYC

I have recently been planning my up coming trip to the Big Apple at the end of March and it has inspired me to write about the tips and tricks I’ve learnt that can help when planning a trip.

1. Write down a list of everywhere that you want to visit. We all know the iconic New York landmarks that you just can’t miss out on when visiting the city, so make a list of all the ones your interested in as well as any other places you’ve heard of and prioritise them.

Exploring Brooklyn is high on my list

2. Research, research, and research some more. New York is a huge place with so much more to offer than just the typical tourist attractions. Research all the best places to eat, the must-see museums, and quirky hidden gems. When you’ve trawled the internet, add any extra must-see places to your list.

3. Make an itinerary. My advice is to sit down with your laptop and a cup of coffee and plan out each day of your trip from start to finish. Remember to work out how you’ll travel to and from attractions.

Exploring central park is also on my list!

4. Don’t leave it until the last minute. Going to NYC is a trip of a lifetime so to get the most out of it make sure you’ve organised everything well in advance so when the trip rolls around you can enjoy every minute of it!

#Why_Egypt

Despite the negative news that stops people to travel to Egypt. There is a bright side you should see.

Egypt has not one but TWO of the 7 wonders of the world, the Great Pyramid and the Lighthouse of Alexandria.

The great pyramid is quite possibly the most well-known landmarks in the world. It has been a defining symbol of Egypt since it was constructed as a tomb for the king, two more were later constructed along with the Sphinx.

 

The Lighthouse of Alexandria was the first lighthouse in the world constructed back in 290 BC it was built on the island of Pharos, to help guide trade ships into its busy harbour at Alexandria.

 

The weather

This might be an obvious one, what with Egypt being in North Africa, but it has to be said. Egypt has year-round sunshine both in the North and the South reaching highs of 48 degrees. What a better way to spend your trip than basking in the sunshine, just remember to drink plenty and pack your sun cream!

Finally, the coastline

The beaches and red sea along the Sinai desert are some of the most beautiful in the world. Whether you want to drag your feet in the sand, go sailing the shores or dive among the coral and fish, Egypt has it all.

Egypt is also considered as great value for money. The country has cheap prices for some luxurious services, you will have a balance between the morning life and the nightlife.

#This_is_Egypt #WhyEgypt

INDIA: TIPS FOR FIRST TIME TRAVELERS

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before” – Dalai Lama

Traveling to India can be a very rewarding experience, but it can also be challenging and overwhelming, especially for first-time travelers.

In the 5 months that I have been in the UK, I’ve had a lot of people express their desire to travel to India to soak up the myriad cultures and try the delectable cuisines. Hence I take it upon myself to prepare you with a few tips.

Take your time with India

India is vast and diverse, it’s impossible to try and see everything during the span of one trip. Limit your trip to a few places and try and absorb as much of the unique vibe and spirit of those places.

Begin in the South

I would recommend first-time travelers to begin their trips in the South, places like Goa or Kerala. These places are much cleaner, safer and laid back as compared to the North.

Dress conservatively

It can be confusing, choosing what to wear in India, especially for female travelers. India has a relatively modest culture, so cover up to avoid unwanted attention, which is likely going to make you feel uncomfortable.

Stay Healthy

DO NOT drink tap water. Be careful while choosing where to eat and always carry hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and mosquito repellent.

Traveling to India is more of an experience of a lifetime, than a holiday.

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6 UNMISSABLE DISHES TO TRY IN GOA (INDIA)

Goa is not only famous for its beaches, cheap alcohol and trance parties, it’s also a paradise for food lovers. The prismatic blend of the Portuguese and Indian cultures has greatly influenced the original style of Goan cooking which has led to the perfect combination of a truly tasty and spicy cuisine.

SEAFOOD THALI

The Seafood thali which is generally eaten for lunch consists of rice, fish or prawn curry, fried fish, baby clams, a vegetable side, and pickle.

RUSS OMELETTE

This Goan street food is a spicy chicken gravy served with an omelette and buttered pao (Goan bread)

CUTLET PAO

This is a popular fast food found at food trucks and carts and are usually fast selling in the evenings. Goan bread stuffed with coated beef slices that are marinated in Goan spices.

CHORIS

These Goan sausages are a typical reflection of the Indo-Portuguese cuisine. These spicy sausages can be prepared in numerous ways, popularly fried with onion and served in Goan bread.

XACUTI

Source: Pinterest

A rich delicious blend of local spices and fresh coconut. This fiery dish is usually made with chicken or lamb and served with sannas (steamed rice cakes)

CAFREAL

Source: Floyd Cardoz

A spicy Goan-Portuguese chicken dish prepared either with gravy or fried dry served with potato wedges.

These dishes are bound to satisfy your taste buds and have you craving for a second helping.

If you have traveled to Goa, I would like to know about your favorite dish. Leave a comment below.

Need a Vacation?!

 

Top 3 World’s Best Destinations Must-see!

 

#1 in World’s Best Places to Visit

Rome

Why Rome?

Italy’s capital city, Rome is known for a history that goes back to the times of Julius Caesar, among others.   Abandoned are structures like the Pantheon, the Roman Forum and many holy places, among other noteworthy jewels. Workmanship fans will savor the trove of craftsmanship housed at the Vatican Museums, and foodies will appreciate the amazing Italian toll, also the gelato. Furthermore, its pivotal past is the concentration for some vacationers, Rome is likewise a quick paced, current and applicable city, with sparkling architect retail facades, smooth lodgings and front line eateries.

#2 in World’s Best Places to Visit

Sydney

Why Sydney?

Australia’s most crowded city includes a variety of activities. Adrenaline junkies can take an interest in heart-beating exercises like a Sydney Harbor Bridge climb, while guests hoping to loosen up will welcome an unwinding day at Coogee or Manly Beach or a tranquil walk around the Royal Botanic Gardens, eateries and bars. There’s a lot of regular Sydney celebrations and occasions, for example, Sculpture by the Sea,  and the Night Noodle Markets. Regardless of whether you’re hoping to appreciate a rugby coordinate, hit up the city’s historical centers or parlor on a shoreline, Sydney has you secured.

#3 in World’s Best Places to Visit

Porto

Why Porto?

Porto has for quite some time been a hot destination for wine lovers. This city by the ocean has more to offer than vinho, scenery, exhibition halls, and architecture.

One Hundred Miles to Liverpool

One Hundred Miles to Liverpool

 

 Liverpool—The city witnessed the growth of an immature boy to a mature man!

It should forever be Liverpool ! This blog acts like a tour guide for Liverpool as well as a sharing of experience in UK.

When I first started my study in UK five years ago. I went to Scotland. A place far away from Liverpool, far away from my close friend. So, I decided to go to Liverpool on every weekend, took Scot rail first and then transfer to Transpennine Express at Edinburgh Waverley, to see my close friend.

Something is destined, I fell in love with Liverpool at my first glance not only because my close friend is there, but also the beauty of that city…….

River Mersey—A romance walk

Why not take a walk with your lover along river Mersey first in the evening? And then go to the Cavern Pub at 10 Matthew Street, back to the era of The Beatles.

Liverpool Cathedral—The largest cathedral in Britain

A must-see place in Liverpool. For a grander sight, scaling new heights.

Chinatown

Feeling homesick? Visit Chinatown at Nelson Street, there are some authentic Chinese restaurants there!

Shopping Time

Liverpool One will satisfy your needs. Footasylum, JD, LK Bennett……..

Maybe Liverpool is not so famous like London, maybe Liverpool is small, maybe you will not like Liverpool. But Liverpool is special to me, memories will always be there…… One hundred miles to Liverpool, one step closer to dream!

5 of the Asian Cities that You Should Put Into Your Bucket List

Wondering where to go after your Master? Let’s explore Asia!

Seoul, South Korea

One of the best parts of traveling in Korea is you can spend your time to shopping in Myeongdong and enjoy the street food.

If you are a fan of K-beauty , you will definitely love this place, even not you can enjoy their local food – Kimbal & Kimchi 

Taichung, Taiwan

Taichung is meaning of the center of Taiwan, all Taiwanese is eco-friendly as they have a serious restriction on recycling their waste. You can enjoy the gorgeous environment in Alishan National Area, I will never forget the scene of sunrise in Alishan.

Also, Taichung is famous for kindness to tourists and you can see smiles are everywhere.

Tokyo, Japan

Japan is a fancy and tidy city, you can see the behavior of Japanese is unique and how they act are incredibly polite.

They have a Night Life and drinking culture for working class and you can see lots of businessmen are drunk in the street after 12 in the street.

Bangkok, Thailand

If you are a budget traveler or backpacker you can think about Thailand. A full dinner set is only for 70p.

Apart from food, you can visit floating market and experience Thai local life.

Thailand is also famous for Temples but beware of your behavior in the temple, you must respect their local religion.

Singapore

The business-oriented city – Singapore, if you are action-seeker you shouldn’t miss Mega Adventure the zip-line and roller-coaster are unforgettable!

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