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Top Travel Greece: The Best Holiday Destinations for Summer 2021 - Mykonos and Santorini
Unfortunately, the COVID pandemic influenced tourism most of all, and Greece is one of the countries that suffered from the global lockdown. However, the whole thing is done and recently, Greece announced that they want to reopen the country to travelers by June 1, 2021. And that’s really good news! Nevertheless, passengers still have many questions seeking clarification. Is Corfu on the quarantine list? Do you need to pass PCR tests? Do you have to quarantine after flying to Greece? If you want to visit Greece this summer, you need to have a negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours before your flight. And that’s great news! This means that you can plan your trip to the Greek islands right away! Book your air tickets, airport transfer, and a hotel. Think about the top travel destinations that you wish to visit and plan your budget. In this post, we’ll demonstrate how to plan your Mykonos and Santorini trip and review the places to see in Greece. Both islands have international airports. However, using the services of public transport is not a good idea, especially when you are traveling in summer. If you value comfort, book your private Santorini airport taxi beforehand. As a result, you’ll have a taxi driver that will meet you at the airport’s arrival zone and take you to your hotel with comfort. Let’s take a closer look at the best places to visit in Greece. This information will surely come in handy for future travelers! Mykonos It is considered the most glamorous island in Greece because of its sizzling weather, family-friendly atmosphere, and vibrant nightlife. On top of that, Mykonos has the unique energy that makes it difficult not to fall in love with this location. Mykonos is mostly famous for its incredible beaches, a myriad of romantic resorts, delicious seafood, and a crazy party scene. This island has a variety of beaches ranging from remote locations to well-organized ones. Mykonos is relatively small but it has many natural beaches untouched by people. Overall, it has more than 30 beaches to any taste and budget. Even the most sophisticated travelers will undoubtedly appreciate the Mykonian architectural monuments, from famous Windmills to Little Venice and endless churches. Don’t miss the opportunity to wander through Mykonos town and make fantastic photos near white-washed houses and the bougainvillea trees. All in all, photo opportunities are everywhere in Mykonos. How far is Mykonos from Santorini? The distance between both islands is 149 km. The ferry ride usually lasts 2-3 hours depending on the schedule and the type of vessel. Santorini Picturesque sunsets, amazing buildings, and delicious wine - these things prove that Santorini is the best location for lovers. This island is also a good place for weddings! Much of the island is built on the rim of an extinct volcano. Therefore, the town looks like it is tumbling down the hill. Therefore, if you are going to explore Santorini, sensitive shoes are a must. If you adore archeology, then you should visit the excavations at Akrotiri. Its history goes back to 3600 BC. This small but beautiful settlement was destroyed by volcanic ash. You can also visit the town of Mesa Gonia - a small ghost town that suffered from the earthquake in 1965. If necessary, you can also catch a ferry to Rafina, Crete, Paros, or Ios. Santorini is also a perfect location for an active trip. Here, you can go for water sports such as banana-boating, diving, waterskiing, wind-kiting, etc. Seafood lovers will undoubtedly be delighted by the food on Santorini. The island is full of tavern-like eateries and award-winning restaurants. If you want to taste the best wine on the island, you need to pop into Santo Winery, located on the top of the cliff. Tourists usually tend to visit this place to taste the wine and enjoy its stunning views. We hope that this travel guide to Mykonos and Santorini will help you plan your trip! When in Greece, you can visit a wide array of archaeological sites, explore the history of this island, have fun in the sun, and go in for sports! Overall, Greece is surely worth seeing! But if you want to avoid all possible issues related to transportation, book your air tickets and your airport transfer before your trip!
How To Make Sweet Red Bean Soup (紅豆湯) from China's Guangdong Province (Vegan)
This weekend, I attended my very first traditional Chinese wedding, as two friends who I study Korean with ended up falling in all sorts of love and decided to spend the rest of their lives together. The wedding was completely amazing. I loved being able to meet their families, learn all about their specific wedding customs and, of course, eat a ridiculous amount of Cantonese food. (In Chinese tradition, weddings can serve anywhere from 10 - 12 courses. Ours stopped right at 11!) One of the very last dishes we ate was Hóng Dòu Tāng, a sweet red bean soup served in a thin broth with simmered lotus seeds. I have seen this dish around, especially at the Taiwanese tea house I'm often frequenting, and couldn't wait to try it myself. The soup is a wonderful combination of sweet and savory, and the lotus seed has a nice nutty flavor and texture similar to peanuts. You should be able to find all of these ingredients at most Asian markets. This recipe can be made without lotus seeds, of course, but lotus seeds are full of good nutrition and are constantly used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat anything from insomnia to gastrointestinal problems - which is why it's the perfect bowl to end the night with! ------------------------------------------------------ Sweet Red Bean Soup (Hóng Dòu Tāng) 1 cup red beans (You can probably find these canned, but fresh is best if possible.) 15 dried lotus seeds 1 piece dried tangerine peel 4 - 5 tablespoons brown sugar Water 1 - 2 tablespoons fine glutinous rice flour in equal parts of water for thickening to your desired consistency Some coconut milk for drizzling over soup 1. Wash red beans in several rinses of water until water runs clear of dirt and grit. Put into a pot, fill with water to a height equivalent to the length of your index finger - roughly 2 inches - above the beans. Bring to a boil, and let par-boil for 15 minutes. Turn off heat, cover with lid, and let it sit for half an hour to let the hot water soften the tough bean husks. 2. Meanwhile, soak dried tangerine peel in water for 15 minutes or until soft. Using the blunt end of a small knife, scrape off the pith on the inside of the peel. Wash clean, and then wash the lotus seeds as well. 3. Bring the pot of red beans back to a boil, add the washed tangerine peel, lotus seeds, and half of the brown sugar. Reduce to medium heat, let simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until the beans are soft. Skim foam off the surface as it forms. Add water if the liquid reduces too much. When beans are soft and cracked open, do a taste test and add sugar to your desired sweetness. 4. To thicken the soup slightly, stir the glutinous rice flour solution into the soup, little by little, letting the heat cook through before adding more. Stop when desired consistency is reached. Dish out into serving bowls, drizzled with some coconut milk, if desired.
GLIMPSE OF KATHMANDU & POKHARA TOUR FOR 2021 AND 2022
Glimpse of Kathmandu Pokhara sightseeing tour combines cultural and natural appreciation. In Kathmandu valley and around, you will be overwhelmed with fascinating palaces, squares and temples in their exquisite Nepalese arts. In Pokhara, the favourite site for hiking and trekking in Nepal, a path to the spectacular panorama of the Annapurna Mountains is then opened for you. Drifting on a boat in the Fewa Lake with a backdrop of the snow-capped mountain and drinking all the picturesque sights will be one of the most impressive experiences for a lifetime. Kathmandu and Pokhara Tour provide for your craving for culture and nature in Nepal. We would like to assure you that Kathmandu & Pokhara Trip doesn't get better than this! Start the tour with us to visit Kathmandu and Pokhara. This tour can be personalized according to your requirements. Kathmandu & Pokhara Tour 2021/2022 Itinerary Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, you are welcomed by the hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to your hotel. Upon arrival at the hotel, the guide from thirdrockadventures will explain the program briefly. Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu After breakfast, break the day with an extensive pilgrimage tour, the first visit is made at Pashupati Temple - the most sacred of the Hindu temples in Nepal dedicated to Lord Shiva. We'll take you on the next visit to Patan-the second largest town in the Kathmandu Valley, which means "Land of Beauty" with its long history of Buddhism. It is probably your first time in the evening-enjoy yourself on a Rickshaw ride to have a traditional Nepalese dinner at a local restaurant, Thamel, before returning to the hotel. Day 3: Kathmandu To Pokhara We ride a car or tourist bus to Pokhara, all the way through scenic mountain terrain, its fame rests on the natural beauty of its lakeside location and its proximity to the mountains. Pokhara is the starting point for some of the most famous treks in Nepal, and there are also plenty of short walks and day trips that can be made around the valley. Stay overnight at the hotel. Day 4: Pokhara Sightseeing After breakfast, a full day sightseeing of Pokhara, the most popular destination in Nepal after Kathmandu, spend enjoyably the morning trip along the bank of Phewa Lake, you can admire the stunning view of the Fish Tail's Peak reflected in the silver surface of the water. You can also see the wonderful Annapurna panorama that forms a superb backdrop to Pokhara from the lake. Aside from Phewa Lake, we keep visiting the Seti River gorge - one of the best places to see. You will have an opportunity to take a glimpse to the limestone cave of Mahendra Gufa, used to be well-known for its stalactites. Stay overnight at the hotel. Day 5: Pokhara - Kathmandu After breakfast, start the trip of the day with driving back to Kathmandu (5 hours) or taking a morning flight. Later a return dinner accompanied by a cultural program with Nepali. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu Day 6: Departure from Kathmandu The rest of the day is at leisure after breakfast before we pick you up at the hotel, and then transfer you to the airport for your final departure Recommended One day tour: Pokhara peace pagoda hike Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan Tour Pokhara – Naudanda Sarangkot Hike
Los fans de Lee Min Ho “siguen” al actor conectado y desconectado
La popularidad del actor Lee Min Ho en el extranjero va más allá de la imaginación. El actor y su agencia personal estaban emocionados por el entusiasmo de los fans que vinieron del extranjero con el fin de verlo en el set de grabaciones del drama “The Heirs” de SBS. Fans de China visitaron a Lee Min Ho en su casa de Nonhyun-dong en Seúl y lo siguieron a las grabaciones del drama a Gyunggi-do Yang Pyung y Gyunggi-do Ilsan. Estos fans siguieron día y noche al actor viajando en parejas o en pequeños grupos a través de la contratación de “taxis sasaeng”. Un representante de Starhaus Entertainment dijo: “No sabemos como encontraron las locaciones. Estamos sorprendidos de que ellos lo supieran. Estamos también agradecidos por el apoyo de los fans que vinieron desde el extranjero sólo para verlo. Sin embargo, también tenemos preocupaciones por su seguridad. Lee Min Ho está haciendo planes para visitar el extranjero con el fin de mostrar su aprecio por el apoyo de sus fans una vez que concluya el drama. También tendrá una reunión de fans en enero, así que por favor sigan las actividades de Lee Min Ho”. Lee Min Ho también agradeció a sus fans de “todo el mundo” a través de una actualización en su cuenta de Facebook. El 1ro de diciembre, él publicó: “Creo que mucha gente no ha visto esta foto aún… Tomé esto en un concepto lindo de Tan Kim de mi nuevo drama”. La foto recibió más de 10,000 de “Likes” y miles comentaron para responder a Lee Min Ho. Su cuenta de Weibo también excede los 10 millones de seguidores. Un representante de la agencia de Lee Min Ho explicó: “La base de fans de Lee Min Ho es muy diversa, desde adolescentes hasta personas de cincuenta años de todo el mundo. Hemos visto que madres e hijas se reúnen, así como fans de Japón, China y otros países de Asia. Algunos incluso vienen de los Estados Unidos y Chile”. En relación con la gran cantidad de fans, personal afiliado al drama “The Heirs” declaró: “Estamos buscando la cooperación de los lugares de grabación y los fans también están ayudando. Se siente como si estuviéramos poniendo nuestros esfuerzos en conjunto con el fin de grabar el drama. Hay cuatro episodios restantes de ‘The Heirs’ todavía, así que estamos prestando más atención a la seguridad debido a que la curiosidad aumenta sobre como concluirá el drama”.
China Bans Funeral Strippers
The Chinese government is in the news this week as the country's ministry of culture announces that they will "crack down on 'stripping' and other acts of illegal business performance market". The statement was released after controversial videos were circulated featuring paid strippers disrobing in front of parents and children at a Handan funeral - resulting in arrests and a $11,300 fine. (I know. This is a lot to process.) Apparently, funeral strippers have turned into quite a trend in both China and Taiwan, as the region's bereaved have been shelling out some serious cash to pay for strip shows that can go as long as two-and-a-half hours. According to Everett Zhang, assistant professor of East Asian Studies at Princeton University, funerals in the area are treated like one lavish party, celebrating with as many people as possible to ensure that their loved one is sent off properly to the afterlife. "In China, when the person who dies is very old and has lived a long life, this kind of occasion becomes purely a celebration." But why strippers?! According to China's official Xinhua news agency, strippers are hired "to attract more mourners," adding that these racy performances "add to the fun". Blame it on cultural difference, but I can see why something like this would deserve to be shut down. However, while Zhang sees where this situation could be problematic, he's particularly surprised at the bold measures the government is taking to put an end to it. "Local people would not be happy about the arrests. That would be really intrusive and offensive." So what do you think? Should the Chinese government be allowed to arrest and fine the bereaved hiring funeral strippers, or should it be left to the family's discretion? Let me know in the comments below, and for more WTF news, follow my WTF Street Journal collection.
Things to Do in Varanasi with Bharat Taxi
Varanasi is one of the sacred cities for Hindus in India. Visiting this place is not just a dream for Hindu devotees but also for people of other religions exploring ways of life. The City of Varanasi has significant importance in the life of Hindu devotees. There are lots of places which tourists can visit when they are in the city of Varanasi. Narrow lanes with stores offering great products as souvenirs, ghats with yogis, and sannyasi are must-visit for an experience like never before. Here below find the souvenir stop 3 things to do/visit on your trip to the oldest city in the world. Visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple A Hindu devotee has no better place to bow down to others that Kashi Vishwanath Temple. This holy place has one of the 12 original Shiv Linga. Getting a glimpse of the Linga is very difficult during the season, so keep some time for the visit. In Hinduism Shiva has the ultimate God status and the Kashi Vishwanath Temple should be done ablest once in a life-time. The history of this temple from its destruction to construction and reconstruction several times brings many historians and explorers to its doors. The essence and importance of the temple cannot be judged, but its following can surely be noticed with devotees waiting in the long queue. Standing there with unhindered patience, as they might not have shown before is totally admirable. Wanting to visit this place one might have many reasons, but while leaving you will have sorrow that you can’t stay there anymore. Experience Mesmerizing the Ganga Aarti Ganga Aarti is a sight not to be missed by anyone, it's an experience which you cannot buy with millions. It’s the crowd, the priest and the holy mantra at that moment which make its one of the finest spiritual experience to have in your lifetime. Aarti takes place every day during morning and evening and is often filled with devotees. The priest performs Aarti at the ghats with huge brass lamps which are lit on with oil and this place an amazing vibrant look. Truly saying there is no specific place to get the best look of the Aarti ceremony, tourists can stand anywhere and get a glimpse of it and enjoy. Positivity and spirituality will come to you any which way during that time. One other interesting thing to notice is the diversity that India has and it pops out during Ganga Aarti. Boating and view of the Ghats Ganga is the holiest river for Hindus across the globe and a boat ride enjoying its beauty will be a fantastic experience. Tourists can opt for boat rides at all times or at some specific time. The morning ride at the Ganges will be totally different than the one during the evening. The ride is available from early morning till the evening Aarti after sunset. Boat ride during the Aarti is the most famous, still watching the Ghats from distance early in the morning will give you Goosebumps. The boat rides can also be booked for a tour along the Ghats. Tourists can book a taxi service in Varanasi and enjoy all experiences without any hassle. Name- Bharat Taxi Varanasi Address - Shop Number - 3, near Hotel Taj, Imlak Colony 2, Nadesar, Chaukaghat, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221002 Phone - +91 9696000999
Khám phá 3 công viên giải trí hàng đầu của Hàn Quốc
Nhắc đến công viên giải trí nổi tiếng của Hàn Quốc thì ai cũng nhớ ngay đến Everland và Lotte World. Tuy nhiên, ở Hàn còn có không ít công viên giải trí khác cũng đặc sắc không kém để du khách tha hồ khám phá. Sẽ thật tiếc nếu bạn mua vé máy bay đi Hàn Quốc nhưng không một lần được vui chơi thỏa thích tại các công viên chủ đề hoành tráng. Bạn có biết ngoài Everland và Lotte World thì ở Hàn Quốc xinh đẹp này còn có công viên giải trí nào đặc sắc không? Cùng khám phá ngay nào! 1. Seoul Grand Park Seoul Grand Park là công viên phức hợp gồm có công viên giải trí Seoul Land, bảo tàng nghệ thuật đương đại quốc gia, vườn hoa hồng và một vườn thú. Mỗi khu vực trong công viên đều mang đến cho bạn những trải nghiệm thú vị, từ việc đi dạo ngắm hoa cho đến chiêm ngưỡng các công trình hiện đại, tham gia những trò chơi sôi nổi. Hệ thống trò chơi trong công viên khá đa dạng, phù hợp với mọi độ tuổi. Crazy Mouse ở khu Seoul Land là trò cảm giác mạnh rất được yêu thích 2. Children’s Grand Park Công viên có diện tích khoảng 53.000m2. Bên trong gồm có một sở thú, công viên giải trí, vườn hoa, khu picnic… Children’s Grand Park là công viên dành riêng cho trẻ em đầu tiên ở Hàn nên rất phù hợp với du khách đi cùng gia đình có trẻ nhỏ. Ở đây thường xuyên tổ chức các lễ hội theo mùa để các em nhỏ, người dân và du khách có thể tham gia. Đặc biệt, công viên này không hề mất phí vào cửa. Trong công viên có sở thú, là điểm tham quan phù hợp với trẻ nhỏ 3. Aiins World Công viên Aiins World không chỉ có nhiều trò chơi vui nhộn mà còn có khu vực trưng bày nhiều mô hình mô phỏng các công trình kiến trúc nổi tiếng thế giới. Bên trong công viên có hơn 100 mô hình mô phỏng các tòa nhà, di tích nổi tiếng từ 25 quốc gia trên khắp thế giới. Vì thế, đây không chỉ là nơi vui chơi thú vị mà còn là thiên đường sống ảo dành cho khách du lịch. Bạn sẽ thấy được London thu nhỏ khi đến thăm công viên Aiins World Không bạn có kế hoạch đi du lịch đến bất cứ thành phố nào của Hàn Quốc, hãy liên hệ đại lý China Airlines tại TPHCM ngay để được tư vấn hành trình bay, giúp bạn đặt mua vé máy bay giá rẻ. Bên cạnh đó, chúng tôi cũng hỗ trợ hoàn đổi vé, giúp bạn mua thêm hành lý và tư vấn thủ tục bay, hứa hẹn mang đến cho bạn dịch vụ tốt nhất và nhanh chóng nhất.
How to Make Online Reservation on Spirit Airlines?
Want to Make Online Reservation on Spirit Airlines? Get the Procedure Here Making reservations two or three months before the departure always helps you to get flights at a cheaper fare on Spirit Airlines. And if you want to book tickets online but don't know the procedure, you shouldn't worry even a little bit as this post has brought you all details to do so. So, make Spirit Airlines reservations immediately online with the help of the given steps. Procedure to Make Reservations on Spirit Airlines Online 1. Before anything else, you need to open the website of Spirit Airlines. 2. Then you are required to choose the Trip and Destinations for your flight tickets. 3. Next, select the dates and number of passengers. 4. Add a promotional code if you have otherwise click the Search Flights option. 5. Consequently, you see the flights to your destination and you have to select the suitable one. Once you select the flight, click Continue. 6. After that, provide the required details and customize your bookings as per your choices. 7. Moving ahead, you find the payment section where you have to select a payment method and complete the Spirit Airlines flight ticket purchase. On completing the payment, you get the confirmation for your flight ticket along with the confirmation number. This confirmation number helps you to manage your flight ticket later. Book a Flight Ticket Online on Spirit Airlines Anytime from Anywhere There's no doubt that the above method will help you to book tickets online. In case it happens that you face any hassle while making Spirit Airlines reservations, the customer service got your back. The reservation support team members will provide you all the required assistance to book flight tickets without any delay.
Overcoming Prominent Travel Mistakes with House Swapping
Whether it's your first vacation with family overseas or you travel many times in a year, many of us make mistakes that cause a big headache or even ruin your entire holiday. But, the good news is, you can stay clear of many travel blunders when you opt for house swapping instead of booking a hotel room. So, without any further delays, let's find out:- Overpacking Most of us tend to overpack; we do this believing some of the daily life necessities will not be available in a hotel room. However, when you travel via a home exchange, you don't have to worry about the little stuff the daily-use kitchen appliances to bathroom essentials, all bases are covered. In a nutshell, house swapping lets you pack less, and enjoy your vacation more without the burden of extra luggage. Keeping Your Valuables Safe When you stay in a hotel room, you often worry about your valuables, everything from your diamond ring to the passport of each member of the family. While theft doesn’t frequently occur in a hotel, it is something most travelers constantly think about. But, if you travel using house swapping, it's like staying in a home away from home. You'll have complete peace of mind that all your valuables are safe and secure. And you won’t have to carry them when you are sightseeing or hiking. Meeting the Locals If you really want a memorable vacation, then interacting with locals to explore new cultures and traditions is the way to go. Starting a friendship with a local may be impossible while staying in a hotel room, but when traveling via house swapping you have an entire neighborhood to talk with and get to know. You become part of the local community, making new friends. No Stress When you stay in a house exchange, you eliminate stress. You don't have to worry about every minute detail, such as the kids making too much noise late at night or having to return to your hotel before they lock the front door. Bad Eating Habits Even the fitness freaks face difficulties maintaining their diet while on vacation, and often return home bloated and feeling terrible from overeating. However, when you do a home exchange, you'll have the complete kitchen facilities at your fingertips to prepare healthy meals for your family, including preparing their favorite dishes. Let's Wind Up Wrapping up, housing swap isn't a complex or tedious process. All you need to do is find a reliable house exchange site where you can enroll, often for a free membership. Once you’ve joined, explore options around the world for house exchanges based on your preferences and location. The holiday exchange platform will only charge you a nominal fee after the exchange is mutually agreed to.