Should you rent or buy your diving equipment

Dec 09, 13 Should you rent or buy your diving equipment

No matter if you do it for fun or as a job, diving is one of the most exciting activities that you can experience. However, in order to fully enjoy it, you have to keep in mind several practical things, the most important of which being the gear. Without the proper equipment, diving itself would be impossible, so it goes without saying that before you start you have to think about what you will wear. After you’ve consulted several reliable sources and you’ve decided what you should take with you underwater, it’s time to pass to another important matter, which is deciding between buying or renting. Depending on your level of experience and financial possibilities, both of these options could be right. So, if you see the famous xDeep sidemount in an online store, should you purchase it or just stick with whatever your provider rents?

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Discovering Vietnam

Oct 22, 13 Discovering Vietnam

Traveling should be an exciting experience, one that challenges the viewer. Traveling should relax the viewer, give him a chance to leave his worries and problems back home and see the world with different eyes. It is said that only past experiences can dictate the manner in which you built the future. If this saying were true, then traveling should be an activity that brings wisdom and knowledge, helping the viewer grow. If you choose to understand traveling as more of a learning experience rather than a relaxation opportunity, a destination which speaks a lot of history, strength and traditions is Vietnam. Much like Thailand, Vietnam brings a natural, virgin beauty to the table, one that immediately convinces travelers.

Indeed Vietnam does have the power to surprise travelers through its lovely natural sights, through its impressive natural parks that are worth visiting. Each year, numerous travelers visit this country and enjoy seeing the tribal villages situated close to Sapa and Bac Ha. Others love hiking the mountains of Cao Bang, as they find that the majestic views they might gain are hard to discover anywhere else in the world. Large natural parks await the traveler, offering him hard to match sceneries. Vietnam is truly a cultural point travelers should not miss. Considering that this country was influenced by so many cultural waves, today it stands as a meeting point for all. Vietnam is the place in which the Hindu culture connects with Chinese influences and the result is the multifarious, yet highly appealing Vietnam.

These incredible and diversified cultural influences are visible in the Vietnam cuisine. Travelers are sure to enjoy dazzling menus, which include combination of spices and the sweet taste of coconut. At every street corner, you will most likely discover the powerful coffee smell and fresh baguettes, a remnant of the French colonization. Vietnam is surely a place of surprises, a place of contradictions which definitely increase its charm and convince travelers to return. Vietnam has empty, wild beaches, has natural parks that host unparalleled sights, has an interesting, surprising cuisine, but at the same time, Vietnam has restlessness, has large, agitated cities.

Vietnam is contrast and travelers love this aspect. There is no such thing as visiting Vietnam, without seeing the highly popular Hanoi or the blooming Ho Chi Minh City. These are essential visiting points, which are described in all traveling guides, so be sure to see them. They hold the key to understanding Vietnam. As far as accommodation is concerned, it is worth mentioning that Vietnam offers all possibilities, from luxurious hotels to hostels or charming guest houses or apartments. This country can provide visitors will all the traveling opportunities they might be in need to adequately visit Vietnam and enjoy both its beauty, as well as its culture. Just like in Thailand, the size of your budget depends on the price of the plane ticket, as Vietnam is not necessarily an expensive country. Discover Vietnam and you will surely enrich your perspective upon the world!

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Explore the impressive world-wide gardens

Sep 20, 13 Explore the impressive world-wide gardens

It’s time to invite your guests to take a tour to your impressive garden. It’s not enough to have a beautiful house, with a forest, sea or mountains view, if you don’t take care of the rest of the yard. And what better way is there to be proud of your achievements, if you don’t invest in nature? The sky-scrapers from New York, a busy, metropolitan area, that’s what everybody wants when they’re young! However, there comes a time when you decide to build a house and start decorating it the way you’ve always dreamt! Here are some amazing ideas for gardens and how to maintain it beautiful.

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Romantic hotels – vacation, design and love

Nov 29, 12 Romantic hotels – vacation, design and love

No matter if you spend your holiday in an Eco paradise or a cosmopolitan city, pick a hotel with a sophisticated design. It’s the perfect setting for your love story and even if the glamor of these hotels can cost you more than the average classical getaway, you will find the experience memorable and you’ll definitely want to come back. So, if you recently got married and want to find the perfect dream hotel for your honeymoon or you’re simply celebrating a meaningful event, these are several hotels that will leave both you and your partner breathless.

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Hanoi,Vietnam, an Asian travel experience

Nov 27, 12 Hanoi,Vietnam, an Asian travel experience

The world of travel is full of opportunities and new locations. If you want to make your journey worth remembering, then Vietnam is where you should head out. This can be viewed as a real adventure, as you are most likely to get acquainted to a new world. Situated in the Southeast Asia, Vietnam expresses the typical Asian atmosphere. You will get to know a country that has been marked by war all throughout its history and has managed to overcome disasters each time. A people of survivors, Vietnam will certainly impress through a simple lifestyle, full of meaning. Here a few traveling tips of the most important places in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital. You will see why this is one of the most interesting places to visit in Asia.

Ba Dinh District, the Old quarter

Hanoi is not only the capital city of this Asian country, but it is also the most important traveling destination for tourists. This great city expresses the message send out by Vietnam, a blend of architectural styles, from the Chinese pointed houses to the French buildings. Traditional outfits worn by women come in contact with the modern two wheel scooters, the basic transport method  in Hanoi. As for the Old Quarter, this is considered as the busiest spot in the entire metropolis. Here is where you will find French classic architecture, the well known crowded Asian streets, packed with cars which are making their way around side walkers. The streets,which make this quarter bear the same name as 1000 years ago. From impressive buildings like the Hanoi Opera House or the National Museum of History to the Bach Ma temple or the busy Hanoi market, tourists can fully appreciate the beauty of this spot and they may even find some Asian garden gifts to bring to their loved ones from home.

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A dream holiday in Barcelona

Nov 14, 12 A dream holiday in Barcelona

When thinking about Barcelona, the first thing that comes into mind the architectural style of the famous Antonio Gaudi. His work is considered to be unique in the world, due to its nonconformist nature: an architectural style characterized by the inspiration from natural forms and the use of colorful stones in various round constructions. The use of colour is another aspect used by Gaudi, the artist decorating many of the buildings in Barcelona with stones coloured in mosaic style. Barcelona is a lively, bright and charming town, like taken from “Hansel and Gretel”, due to its numerous buildings that seem to be made of gingerbread. The combination of original drawings and vibrant colours offers a true visual delight for the millions of tourists who visit Barcelona every year and charmed by its gothic air, always come back to discover yet more wonders. A visit to Barcelona is heaven on earth for many people. Actually, if you’re looking for cool gifts for mom, you’ll soon find out that seeing this city is a much better present than a chocolate gift set could ever be.

By far the most avant garde Spanish town, Barcelona surprises through its tumultuous, bustling and cosmopolitan lifestyle. More international than national, this metropolis gathers a wide diversity of nationalities, cultures and races, a true “auberge espagnole”. An ever-evolving town, the Spanish capital has numerous bars, cafes, restaurants and clubs which give it an exuberant feel. Even Woody Allen, the famous director, was fascinated by this aspect, choosing Barcelona as a location for its acclaimed movie, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”.

But one cannot talk about Barcelona without referring to its rich and flourishing cultural beauty. The Catalan culture is much more sophisticated than in the other Spanish regions, the inhabitants being very proud of their heritage and national identity. No matter where you go in Barcelona, you will be surrounded by a captivating and mysterious gothic atmosphere given not only by the architectural style, but by the spirit of the streets themselves. Barcelona is a town that breathes history, culture and class, so even a simple stroll will leave you with pleasant memories.
Probably the most prominent tourist attraction in Barcelona – and also the symbol of the town – is the Sagrada Familia basilica, Gaudi’s biggest work, still unfinished, but of an incontestable beauty. Its spikes and intricate facades are inspired by the eternity of nature and even without knowing too much about Gaudi’s style, the building will be awe-inspiring. The Balto and Pedrera houses are two more of the Spanish architectural beauties, being a wonderful sight especially at night. Then, there is the Guell Park – a magnificent natural space with buildings and sculptured designed by Antonio Gaudi. Here you can also find the home of the famous architect, which today is open to the public as a museum.

A visit to Barcelona is one of the coolest gifts for mothers, because this city has hundreds of fascinating cultural sites. For culture lovers, two additional attractions are the Dali and Picasso museums, where you can learn more about the life and work of the two Spanish painters which gave a breath of life to art as we know it. And if you are looking for fun, Barcelona also has a few surprises for you: the streets are filled with boutiques and shops where you can buy traditional souvenirs and delicious food. Besides, the nightlife is very active and there are pubs and clubs for all tastes.

Dynamic, cosmopolitan, surprising. These are three of the adjectives that describe one of the most important Mediterranean towns, a place which should be in every traveller’s agenda.

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