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Are you planning a spring visit to Salzburg, Austria?  Things to do there are as plentiful as the flowers that bloom  in spring, in palace gardens, on Salzburg’s highest mountain and at Austria’s largest flower festival, within easy reach of the city.  For an authentic Alpine experience, why not choose CLC World Resorts & Hotels for your stay?

Must-See Salzburg Attractions

Every evening, the beautiful 17th century Mirabell Palace is the venue for the Salzburg Palace Concerts, but between May and August its gardens host Promenade Concerts on Sunday mornings, and Illuminated Fountain Concerts on Wednesday evenings.  Between June and August they also host traditional music and dance performances every Friday evening.

Two famous castles are extremely popular Salzburg attractions. The gardens at Hellbrunn Castle contain hidden fountains, capable of spraying the unsuspecting visitor, while the imposing Hohensalzburg Castle, atop the Festungsberg Hill, is one of Europe’s largest fully preserved medieval castles.

Step back in time in Salzburg’s Old Town, or Altstadt, full of medieval and baroque buildings.  Its most famous shopping street, Getreidegasse, has ornate shop signs hanging overhead, and Mozart’s birthplace, one of the world’s most visited museums, is at number 9.

For the most relaxing way to experience the city and all its views, take a Salzach river cruise, starting from the Old Town’s Makart bridge.

Salzburg, Austria – Things to do:  Mozart Concerts And Operas

Book a spectacular Mozart Dinner Concert in Salzburg’s oldest restaurant St. Peter Stiftskeller, where arias and duets are sung during each of three courses.

Between Friday 17th and Sunday 19th May, opera lovers should head to the Salzburg State Theatre, where three Mozart operas – Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni and Cosi fan Tutte – are being performed on three consecutive nights.

Salzburg, Austria – Things to do This Spring

May sees the start of the Hand.Kopf.Werk arts, crafts and design festival in the Old Town,  highlighting both traditional and new forms of craftsmanship, while the ‘Weekend of Museums’ on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May sees around fifty museums offering free entrance.  For lovers of contemporary performance art, the Sommerszene international festival, highlighting the worlds of theatre and dance, starts on 17th June.

Mount Gaisberg – Open for Hiking and Racing

Spring is an ideal time to hike up Mount Gaisberg, at almost 1300 metres, Salzburg’s highest   mountain. It takes around two hours to reach the peak and the views are stunning..

On Wednesday 29th May a revered Salzburg attraction begins – the three-day International Gaisberg Motor Race, during which vintage and classic cars compete along the mountain’s winding roads.

Austria’s Largest Flower Festival

Between 30th May and 2nd June Austria’s largest flower festival, Narzissenfest, takes place in Ausseerland – Salzkammergut, around 40 km from Salzburg, and includes parades, walking tours and traditional music and dance.

After a long winter, spring is a wonderful time to visit Salzburg, Austria. Things to do there are as varied and interesting as the city itself.

Visiting Paris, whether it’s for weeks or a weekend, it can be tiring and intense. You may spend lots of time on public transport or walking around so pack a comfy travel pillow, comfy shoes, headphones and have a good playlist on shuffle. I have created a list of must-see attractions when in Paris.

 

Main Attractions 

You cannot go to Paris without visiting the outstanding buildings within the city. Whether your passing by, catching public transport or a hop-on-hop-off bus tour, Paris is known for its stunning, unique buildings. Attractions such as the Louvre Museum, the Eiffel tower, river Seine, Arc De Triomphe, Sainte Chapelle, Palace of Versailles and even more. So make sure you bring a good camera and plenty of money as most of them require entry fees. 

 

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel tower is a must see attraction, not just because of the grand size of it but also the buzz surrounding it, there’s often markets and it has the most amazing restaurants and cafes near by which sell traditional french food and drinks which are delicious. 

Food and Drink. 

Traditional french, good quality food can be found everywhere from fast-food crepiries, markets, cafes and high end restaurants, it’s very unlikely you will have a bad meal in France. Try and be adventurous and try new food and drink to get a real feel for the culture. 

Markets

There are markets everywhere in paris which sell all sorts of different things from tasty food to live animals to bracelets. Put your bartering hat on and you could potentially grab yourself a bargain.

You could also invest in a personal shopper, but not one of those that takes you to all of the designer shops, they take you round markets and thrift shops, however you have to be open minded and be willing to look for hours. 

 

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries lafayette is every shopaholic dream! Outside may look a little shabby however inside is the most luxurious, prestige and beautiful place, with floors and floors of designer clothing, makeup and household items including candles which sell for thousands of euros. If you venture to the top floor, outside there is a stunning view of Paris in all directions. Also every friday there is a fashion show on the top floor open to the public. 

 

Moulin Rouge 

This is a MUST DO attraction, the Moulin Rouge is an experience that will stay with you for life, the intimate venue and experience, although pricey, is worth every penny. You see stunning dancers, singers, performers, magicians and acrobatics throughout the show and each show is unbelievably skilled and unique. Even if it’s not your ‘cup of tea’ the Moulin Rouge is not just a show it’s an experience. 

You get seated in a luxurious room with no more than 500 people inside, you have a personal waiter and you can pre-order a bottle of champagne, which I totally recommend as its nearly double the price when you get inside. No cameras are allowed and you must turn your phone off. 

Prepare yourself for a considerable amount of nudity, however it doesn’t atall feel offensive or inappropriate. 

Disneyland Paris. 

If you are bringing children along, or not, Disneyland Paris is a great place to visit and to fill a day, you can often find great deals online for a day pass, otherwise it’s worth the money.

It’s truly magical when you get there, there’s over 50 attractions and rides and there are multiple parades throughout the days. 

Bali is one of the most beautiful places on Earth that you can visit. It’s affordable and there are loads of things to do, all the while looking like something straight from a storybook. The mesmerizing villas, the fine sand and the clean waters completed with the slightest refreshing breeze are all enough to make anyone never want to leave. For the best experience, navigating this piece of heaven is essential.

1. When to go?

Depending on the type of activity you’re most interested in, the times of your ideal visit can vary. If you’re looking for good weather and just want to relax on your holiday, go between April and October. There’s little rain and a lot of opportunity for sunbathing, swimming, and relaxing on the beach.

If you’re more into having an active holiday, sightseeing and outdoor activities favor May to September. The weather is driest, so it’s easier to explore the island.

2. What to do?

From lounging on a tropical beach to exploring the untouched nature- Bali offers it all. Regardless of what you’re looking for you’re bound to find it here. Kuta is the highlight of the social season, allowing you to mingle with tourists and locals alike. It’s a good destination for families and solo travelers because there’s always something new to see and explore.

Solo travelers should also visit Seminyak and Ubud if they’re looking to get a taste of sophistication and culture. These places, especially Ubud, are known for their beautiful rice fields, mesmerizing waterfalls, and numerous yoga retreats. This can be the start of your intrinsic journey which will surely help you discover much about yourself and regain that lost connection we should all nurture. After all, discovering your soul is the true blessing of traveling alone.

Couples can opt for Jimbaran if they’re looking to enjoy the sun and local seafood away from wandering eyes. Nusa Dua is also a good option as it has a lot of secluded restores and calm beaches, ideal for any new couple in need of comfort and more privacy; or for an old one looking to rekindle their romance.

3. Where to stay?

Accommodation is something you should definitely do extensive research on before traveling to Bali. Your whole trip could be a swing and a miss if you can’t enjoy your accommodation as much as the rest of the place. Depending on whether you’re traveling alone, with family, friends, or with a lover, there are several options. Of course, there are a few other variables like the places you’re going and your budget.

There are various hotels that are affordable and convenient for groups and families, especially in places like Ubud and Nusa Dua. If you’re with a group but want something different, you can try looking for a Yoga retreat or look to Bali Villa Escapes for renting a beautiful villa. This is also a good idea for couples, as it allows you to enjoy each other in the privacy and romance only a well-decorated and peaceful villa can offer.

Solo and backpacking tourist should look into other options such as camping sites or budget hotels. You may also want to check into a retreat if you’re traveling alone as this is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and maybe even lifelong friends.

4. How long should you stay?

The length on your holiday should depend on the number of visits you’ve had to Bali already. If it’s your first time going, perhaps it’s best to stay up to a week. There are a lot of things to do in Bali, and staying less than seven days won’t allow you to experience anything. On the other hand, if you stay for two or three weeks at a time, you’ll probably discover all there is be done with the place.

Seven days is the perfect balance between too short and too long. It allows you to get the taste of the best in Bali while giving you the opportunity to come back and discover more. You won’t be fed up with the place, either, but you’ll have enough time to relax and step out of the ordinary. Moderation is key to everything in life and the case is the same when it comes to having the perfect holiday.

Conclusion

As you can see, Bali truly does offer an adventure of a lifetime. Whether you choose to go with your friends, family, or significant other, one thing is for sure- you won’t be disappointed. Traveling is the thing that helps us grow and develop as people, and traveling to Bali is an experience we’ll always remember and cherish due to the numerous opportunities for growth and relaxation. Your journey from within starts now- from Bali to the center of your being.

Moving to a new city can be exciting and worrying at the same time. And when you do it with your family, those sentiments heighten. After all, Sydney is a popular Australian city with almost five million inhabitants and millions of tourists each year.

These numbers make people think very carefully about which neighborhood would be the perfect fit for their family. So, if you are facing this dilemma, here is how to choose the right place in Sydney to move to with your family.

1. Do some research

Go on the Internet and start doing a comprehensive research. Look for the topics that include a detailed description of Sydney suburbs and people’s recommendations. Try to find as many information as you can on the neighborhoods that made it to the shortlist. Look for the safety issues, parks and schools in the areas that will help you decide to move your family there.

If you know someone in Australia, ask them for an opinion and recommendations as well. It’s always the best to ask locals for advice and it will also help you to figure out prices of real estate. Additionally, see what you can expect from a legal standpoint in order to prepare everything for a smooth transition.

2. Find the right schools

If you have kids, this means that you will have to think about schools. Now, the education system varies from country to country, so be prepared for this as well. Australia’s school education only slightly varies from state to state and between territories.

Primary school lasts seven or eight years and starts in the Kindergarten with the Preparatory level. The secondary school has three or four years, which are referred to as Years 7 to 10 or 8 to 10. And in the end, there is the senior secondary school which lasts for two years which are called Years 11 and 12.

Schools’ official language is English, although some offer bilingual programs for foreign students. When it comes to studying in Sydney, the city offers a variety of high-end colleges and universities recognized globally. With the Australian Qualifications Framework, students can move easily from one study level to another, and even change institution to fulfill their academic desires.

3. Consider house sitting

While renting and buying are the obvious options for your family, think about the third one as well. House sitting appeared on the market as a viable and affordable alternative that might help you find your bearing in Sydney. This way you can save for a deposit to buy a home for your family, or save up some money to rent the perfect place.

In most cases, you won’t have to pay the bills as well so this does sound like an ideal option for those who are not financially ready to rent or buy. Additionally, this is a reasonable solution if you need to be in Sydney at a certain period and you still haven’t sold your home to buy a new one. So, include this into your research as well.

4. Hire a reliable real estate agent

A good real estate agent can save you a lot of trouble, stress, and money. However, to choose the one that best fits your needs is a process. There are a lot of quality real estate agents Sydney has to offer and it may take some time to pick the one.

This is also a perfect time to rely on recommendations and online reviews, but check the realtor’s social profile and business page as well. Conduct series of video calls to interview the potential real estate agencies and narrow the list of candidates. This is a process, so take your time if you can.

Once you choose the real estate agent, give them all the information they will need to find you a perfect home. It’s best to even go a little bit overboard with demands, but also prepared to pay more for it as well. The real estate agent will help you with bureaucracy as well by recommending a property solicitor and informing you about the details.

5. Pay attention to commuting options

Sydney is a city of five million citizens, but it has well-developed commuting network and schedule. The city suburbs are well connected between themselves and the downtown with numerous lines. However, the traffic jams still happen and commute time may take longer.

This means there is a big decision ahead of you since you have to think about the distance to work and schools at the same time. Your real estate agent will help you come to the best decision, but if you come from the smaller city this can be overwhelming. Just like in any metropolis in the world.

All in all

Sydney is one of the most beautiful cities with a fusion of different cultures and traditions. Moving there may seem like a handful, but once you choose the right neighborhood for your family, you will see the benefits. After all, every move to a different place is challenging for a family but also manageable.

Everyone wants the perfect wedding venue and location, and if you research enough you’ll soon find something amazing. It’s one of the biggest days of your life, so you need to make sure you absolutely love everything about the venue. Yet, it’s all down to personal preference too. One couple may love a country location with the ultimate vintage feel, or you could want something a little more modern.

Don’t worry though, JJ’s House designer, Jessica, has you covered. Below is a list of the top 30 locations around the UK that you’re sure to love for your wedding day.  It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for something with rustic charm or a sleek hotel, there is something that everyone will like. These picks aren’t in any order, they’re all unique and beautiful in their own way!

  1. The Savoy (London) – Think style mixed with chic or this iconic location. It’s ideal for any couple who wants a classically glamorous venue with beautiful tables and chairs. It’s in the center of London too!
  2. Proud Country House (Brighton) – Something a little more country-styled. Surrounded by the beautiful green scenery, this country house is the perfect location for any couple who wants to show off their love for nature.
  3. Beech Hill (Derry) – Another country house fit for a stunning couple, it combines class with elegance and beauty. Crossing with a country house and hotel, this location is perfect for any Irish couple who love something a little different.
  4. Brinsop Court (Herefordshire) – Based in the heart of the countryside, this huge hidden gem has a beautiful exterior and interior.
  5. St Georges Hall (Liverpool) – This Edwardian venue regularly hosts music and opera events, but it’s also a gorgeous wedding location too. If you’re a city loving couple, this centrally located venue is an excellent choice.
  6. Achnagairn Castle (Inverness) – The true fairy-tale setting. It’s the ideal choice for anyone who’s always dreamed of a ballroom to dance their wedding night away in. Marry the love of your life in a dreamy location and even stay the night afterward too.
  7. Hensol Castle (Pontyclun) – Doesn’t every princess bride want her wedding day in a castle? Make it a reality by saying your vows in one of the most unique castles in the UK. Dating back to the late 17th century, this venue has a range of gothic and traditional architecture that is truly amazing.
  8. Pinewood Studios (Buckinghamshire) – A little more modern, this location is perfect for a TV and film crazy couple. You can even have a red-carpet arrival which is exceptional and very fancy.
  9. Thornton Manor (Cheshire) – An exclusive wedding venue for all the couples who love vintage and traditional values. This manor hall surrounded by greenery and garden grounds is a beautiful choice.
  10. Larchfield Estate (Belfast) – Barns are underrated, they make the most special wedding venues. Especially when it’s decorated perfectly for your big day. It might be in the middle of nowhere, but it’s genuinely a perfect location.
  11. Kew Gardens (Surrey) – Surround yourself and your loved ones with plants and gardens on your big day, this gorgeous located building is perfect for couples who want something a little quieter but just as stunning.
  12. Fazeley Studios (Birmingham) – after being renovated, this venue is a perfect combination of traditional and modern values, it’s 150 years old but looks almost brand-new inside. Any couple is sure to love this location for their big day.
Top 5 Wonderful Beach Wedding Destinations

After saying ‘yes’, it’s time to think about all the details before you actually say ‘I do’. Weddings are amazing, but incredibly challenging to organize, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that a lot of couples choose to have a smaller ceremony in an exotic destination. If getting married on a beach is your dream, we’re here to help you out by listing top 5 most wonderful and popular beach wedding destinations in the world.

U. S. Virgin Islands

Even though it takes about seven days from the day you hand in your paperwork to the day that you can actually get married, people choose to get married on the Virgin Islands for several reasons: they can use this time as a part of their honeymoon and prepare for the ceremony itself. There are three major islands to choose from, but by far the most popular (and arguably the most beautiful one) is the island of St. Thomas, St. John. For those of you who love novelty, there are many opportunities: an underwater wedding or charter a yacht which your entire party can sail on.

Top 5 Wonderful Beach Wedding Destinations

Fiji

Fiji is an incredibly popular wedding destination because of its unique charm: not only is it exotic and has spectacular views, but it has that unique aura of a castaway-island that makes you feel like you’re the only people on Earth. It has a gentle culture and no matter where you’re from, you’ll feel welcome and accepted there. Couples who are looking for an unusual place for an unusual wedding will love Fiji and its exotic ways: ceremonial dances in costumes are common and the bride can be ‘delivered’ in a boat.

Top 5 Wonderful Beach Wedding Destinations

Australia

For those of you who would like to have a beach wedding but don’t want to venture too far from the civilization, Australia is a great choice. The Northern Beaches are located less than an hour away from Sydney, and there you have plenty of venues to choose from for spectacular beach weddings that offer amazing views of the peninsula. There are different places you can get married at, from beaches to golf clubs, and you can easily find something you’ll like that will be private and secluded, yet modern and comfortable.

Top 5 Wonderful Beach Wedding Destinations

Istria

Speaking of beach weddings that aren’t too far from the cities, Istria has you covered. Istria has beautiful landscapes, plenty of secluded beaches, small medieval towns, and even ancient, hidden households for you to choose from. You will find yourself in a fairy-tale environment of a small beach, or you can enjoy the glamour of five-star hotels and restaurants. Picturesque landscapes and plenty of sun are perfect conditions for dreamy beach weddings.

Top 5 Wonderful Beach Wedding Destinations

Hawaii

The Hawaiian Islands are beautiful: all those pristine beaches, huge mountains, clear water, and exhilarating cliffs make it really difficult to choose a single destination as the most beautiful one. While it’s a long way to go to Hawaii, a lot of couples don’t hesitate to arrange getting married there since it’s a truly memorable destination. Honolulu still stands out as the most popular place to get married, as it’s surrounded by waterfalls, has a lagoon and even a small wedding chapel.

Top 5 Wonderful Beach Wedding Destinations

If you and your significant other agree that exchanging vows on a tropical beach sounds inviting, you should start planning ahead. Planning a wedding away from your home is difficult, but it will be incredibly exciting. It will also be a symbolic beginning of your new life together. Do your research, browse popular beach wedding destinations and start planning together.

Top 5 Things To Do & Places To Go In Australia

Australia is a magnificent continent that somehow managed to envelop every conceivable type of terrain and contain countless natural wonders. Of course, this goes without mentioning the dazzling metropolises and idyllic suburban areas. It can be truly hard to single out several of the most interesting activities that are characteristic for the Land Down Under, but if you are interested to visit, here are top 5 things to do and places to go in Australia.

Go on a Road Trip

The culture of road trips is as developed in Australia as it is in the US. In fact, one can easily say it is an intrinsic part of its cultural heritage. The overwhelming number of road trip roads you can choose from is a testament to this. However, if one’s to single out at least a few of them that are the obligatory rite of passage for newcomers, you should definitely try the Great Ocean Road, the coastal drive from Sydney to Brisbane and The Savannah Way. Just make sure to skip the truly challenging ones if this is your first time on the continent.

Top 5 Things To Do & Places To Go In Australia

Everything and anything in Sydney

Sydney, the Harbour City, has a thousand faces. It is a colorful urban playground that offers something for everyone, so no matter what your cultural background is or how old you are, you are bound to have a quality time in Sydney. You can do everything and anything here, which is why it is such a popular hub among the newcomers. It is definitely one of the most popular and coveted cities in the world that boasts some of the most iconic landmarks on the continent. Therefore, it is usually the first location most tourists visit, for all the good reasons.

Top 5 Things To Do & Places To Go In Australia

Marvel at the Capital

Australia’s capital is truly a sight to behold – the architectural marvel that has been designed from the ground up to emulate the stylistic heritage and layout of antique metropolises like Athens and Rome. If by any chance you have spent some time in Sydney as a newcomer, you can take the convenient Sydney to Canberra bus which will get you there in no time whatsoever. The city planning and the way the complex web of streets has been arranged is truly remarkable, and once seen from one of the surrounding hilltops, it truly looks like one of the great wonders of the world.

Top 5 Things To Do & Places To Go In Australia

Wonders of the Desert

However, Australia is also renowned for another type of wonder – the curious and often spectacular assortment of desert landscapes deep inland. This region which is also known as the Bush has been known as one of the most inhospitable environments in the world – which means its natural beauties have remained largely untouched. You can don the hat and feel like a true Indiana Jones as you embark on your own research expedition of the region. Just make sure you’ve packed enough water for the undertaking.

Top 5 Things To Do & Places To Go In Australia

Sail Away

The oceans that surround the Australian continent are a treasure trove of wonders. If you have enough time on your hands, you can take one of many convenient and affordable cruises that frequent this part of the world and visit numerous islands that appear to be hidden away off the coastline and marvel at the epic beauties of the Great Barrier Reef. The hidden bays and azure shallows of Australian waters are an experience that belongs in its own category, and even though you might end up spending a tad bit more money on the cruise services, it will be well worth the cash.

Top 5 Things To Do & Places To Go In Australia

If you are an avid traveler, chances are you have already visited Australia. However, if by any miracle you still haven’t stepped onto the youngest continent, here is a forewarning for you: once you spend some time darting around Australia’s most popular locales, you are bound to fall in love with it and yearn to return so you can discover more.

4 Ways To Support Local Communities During Your Travels

When you travel the world, you have an amazing opportunity to give back to the local communities that you visit. Many of them will rely on tourism to get by, so your small purchases here and there can add up to a real boost for the individuals who live there. Use these four ideas to support communities, rather than lining the pockets of international businesses.

1. Shop at Markets

A very easy way to directly give back to local people is to visit a local market. This is a really fun experience and is often a great way to get to know the area, simply by seeing what is on sale and how the market stall owners act. You can usually find everything from fresh fruit and vegetables, to street food, to clothing and jewellery, to handmade crafts. Instead of going to supermarkets or shops to buy your food, consider buying fresh ingredients or street food at these stalls. You can also pick up your souvenirs here, instead of going into gift stores which are owned by big companies.

2. Stay Local

Don’t go to book in to a big resort or an international hotel chain. Instead, choose to rent a room in the local area which is owned by an individual, not a corporation. This way, the money that you spend on your accommodation goes to this person, not to a company which might have its headquarters in a different country. You can also get a more authentic experience if you choose this option. You will be staying within the community itself instead of in a gated-off resort, and you may even be able to interact with your landlord to get tips on the best places to go.

4 Ways To Support Local Communities During Your Travels

3. Try Local Delicacies

When you go out to eat, consider trying the foods which are popular in this country as local delicacies. There are sure to be plenty of restaurants and cafes serving the local style, and these are bound to be better for the community. While many restaurants in the area may be independently owned, eating local delicacies does not only support the community, but also the local culture. You are voting with your wallet to say that their culture should be continued and maintained, rather than giving way to commercialised tourist options.

4. Plan your Own Trip

When you visit a new place, it’s easy to sign up for a lot of tours through your holiday operator and just follow along blindly. On the other hand, you could plan your own trip, which will give you a lot more opportunities to really experience the local culture. Tours are often very commercialised and give more money to the operator than to the local people. If you don’t like exploring by yourself, you can always hire a local guide who will show you everything from an insider’s point of view. This is much more exciting than going on the same tours as everyone else. Not only that, but you are directly providing employment to locals, and giving them the full fee rather than paying most of it to an operator.

4 Ways To Support Local Communities During Your Travels

There are lots of ways to give back to communities while you travel, but the most important thing is to keep it in mind at all times. Before you book any part of your next trip, ask yourself: is there something I could do differently which would help the local people to thrive, preserving this destination’s culture for travellers who will come in the future? If the answer is yes, you should do it.

4 Reasons Why You Need To Visit Incheon

When someone plans a vacation in South Korea, they immediately make a beeline for Seoul and Namiseom Island, among other famous places, but the city that often goes under the radar and remains less visited is Incheon, the third largest in the country. In case you are making plans to visit South Korea at any time in the near future, here are four reasons as to why Incheon should be on your travel route.

The Unique Islands of Incheon

The islands of Incheon are unique and they are one of the prime reasons as to why you should visit the region. Muuido Island with its famous seafood offerings actually has a zip line on the beach, but it is Deokjeokdo Island that takes the cake with its ancient pine trees, mud flats, and beaches dotted with beautiful pebbles. Also, the vistas from these islands are so innately grand and oriental that you have probably not experienced anything of the sort if this is your first trip to the Far East.

Visit the Future at Songdo

Songdo is a smart city within the city of Incheon, built on 1,500 acres of land. Being one of the first smart cities in the whole world, it’s a technological marvel that stands as a tribute to how advanced the Koreans are in terms of smart living, and also offers a glimpse into the not-so-distant future. Songdo monitors everything from the temperature in the city to the constant flow of the traffic, and lets the police or other emergency services know automatically if there’s an emergency. The most exciting part is that the best hotels in Incheon are located inside the smart city, so you would actually be able to experience everything Songdo has to offer without venturing too far.

China in Korea!

While there are fundamental similarities between the two cultures, they are very different in practice and that difference is made profoundly visible once you enter the largest China Town in the country at Incheon. Everything from the restaurants and decorations on the streets and buildings, to the Chinese history museum, makes you feel like you just left Korea and entered China.

Incheon International Airport

One might be tempted to wonder why anyone would want to “visit” an airport, and they would be right if it weren’t for the fact that Incheon has the biggest and the best airport in the whole country. If you can manage it, you should make sure that at least one of your flights land or leave from this airport. There is a spa, a casino, a cinema, an eco-garden, an ice-skating rink, and even a full-fledged golf course here!

While we are not telling you to skip Seoul because that would be silly, you should not skip Incheon either because it’s not every day that you take a flight to South Korea after all, and the city does have a lot to offer that you won’t find anywhere else in the country.

Main entrance in old medieval town Korcula-Croatia-Dalmatia

Along the Dalmatian coast at the east shore of Adriatic Sea, there is a stretch of archipelago comprised of hundreds of islands and islets. The coast offers quite an extensive list of tourism destinations, and the Korcula Island certainly sits at the top of that list. If Korcula Island is you next stop, here are some of the best things to do to spend your time there.

Wine Tasting Tour

It would take about half a day to complete the sightseeing tour which also includes a stop for wine tasting in the Lumbarda village. Before you get the chance to spoil all your senses of taste, however, the tour will take you to the Old Town where medieval architectures are still well-preserved. When your sightseeing tour is filled with the treat of ancient settlements combined with green vineyards, it could never go wrong. As a matter of fact, some of the best wines in Croatia are produced from the grapes that grow around Lumbarda village. And if the weather approves, the Pupnatska Bay is always there waiting to welcome you with its pristine view. Sightseeing tour with wine tasting in Korcula Island starts at $100.

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Yacht Excursion to Mljet Island

On a luxurious yacht, it takes about 30 minutes to go from Korcula to Mljet. Korcula Island delivers one special kind of tourism, and Mljet can only make it better. Mljet has two salt sea lakes and 12th Benedictine Monastery. Yacht excursion comes with snorkeling, dining on the island, and hiking activities as well. It costs around $137; national park entrance fee in Mljet is included.

sailboat

Mountain Bike Tour

The city streets in Korcula Island are best ways to absorb the pleasant local atmosphere with the locals. Pedaling through Lumbarda village on gravel roads allows you to consume the entire green landscapes vineyards and groves along the way. If wine tasting is too hard to decline, make a stop at one of the local wineries and have a go. At the end of the journey, go visit a sandy beach and embrace the friendly waves. Mountain bike tour in Korcula Island costs about $62 only.

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Snorkeling Adventure

Korcula Island gives you the chance to experience a real close encounter with the nature. One of the most exciting ways to achieve that is by snorkeling. Small islets around the main island are great starting points to get to the most ideal snorkeling spots where you can see various fish species through crystal clear water. A guide can take you to a ship wreck if you want. Let us not forget that snorkeling adventure also includes fine delicacies consisting of caviar and white wine. It starts at around $84 with all the additional treats.

snorkeling

Buggy Excursion

If snorkeling is not enough, you’ll be pleased to know that you can combine it with a buggy adventure. A 2-seater buggy offers an intimate fun excursion across the off-road of Korcula Island. Snorkel gear is included in case you want to make a stop or two to see the underwater wildlife.http: It starts at $75, but possibly more if you include food and drinks in the tour.

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Popularly known for its vineyards and old-world architectures, tourism in the island is actually sprinkled with much more relaxed ambiance thanks to friendly enjoyable local atmosphere and leisure close-to-the nature adventures. And oufcourse there are many hotels in Korčula for you to choose that will make your vacation enjoyable and unforgettable.