12 Things to Know Before Going to Switzerland

12 Things to Know Before Going to Switzerland

This idea of ​​a small European country evokes a view of the Sound of Music (although it is actually arranged in Austria), a little confused with Sweden, and a little knowledge we learned from the Twilight novel – neutral Switzerland! But if you really go there, you might need to know more about this country.

1.Switzerland speaks various languages. No, Switzerland is not a language. Switzerland has four official languages: German, French, Italian and Romansh. The western provinces (called cantons) which include Geneva, Neuchatel, and Lausanne speak French. The southern region of Ticino speaks Italian. The majority of Swiss, including Lucerne and Zürich speak German, but their dialect will be almost impossible to understand if you have studied the German dialect. Finally, a very small minority in southeast Switzerland speaks Romansh. Luckily for those of you who don’t speak German, French, and Italian, most Swiss people have functional knowledge of English. You might really find it difficult to practice your French or German in many fields, where there is an American accent that encourages Swiss people to change their conversational language to their always perfect English, only to make it easier for everyone involved . Try not to disappoint you.

2. There is no small welcome. You might think that a multilingual population wants to show it off – but not in Swiss people. Unlike Kentucky, chatting lightly with waiters and cashiers is not recommended. Not part of culture to show friendliness or warmth to strangers. No offense.

3. Lake life is an integral part. It seems like every city in Switzerland is in a magnificent lake filled with geese. There are two things that need to be considered about that. One, the goose is actually able to destroy most of the bones in your body if they hit you … Read the rest

guide to white water rafting rivers in Bali: Ayung or Telaga Waja?

Guide to white water rafting rivers in Bali: Ayung or Telaga Waja?

which river to choose?
If you are planning a trip to Bali, or you are already there, you don’t want to miss white water rafting !! This is truly one of the best experiences on this beautiful island and I want to share some general information with you about what you can expect, as well as a guide to the 2 main rivers: Telaga Waja and Sungai Ayung.

General advice on going white water rafting Bali price
With all the things I will tell you, only one thing is certain, and that is that each trip will be very different. This will depend on a number of things, such as the time of year and the company where you decide to go, because all have different starting and ending points.

But there are some things that will be similar, such as:

  • Time: pick-up time is usually from 9:00 to 9:30 (from Ubud, this might be earlier if you are in the South). The actual rafting time is between 2-2.5 hours. The expiration time is around 2:00 p.m. and you will return to Ubud at 2:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Distance: the length of the river you will see is usually around 12-14 km. This will vary from company to company because they will choose which part of the river you can carry.
  • Lunch: lunch is always included and consists of several fruits, rice, vegetable dishes, noodle dishes (usually vegetarian as well) and meat dishes. Very basic and local food, but good too.
  • Views: You will see a stunning view of the forest on the Ayung River and Telaga Waja. Honestly I can’t say which one I like because both are beautiful! Both rivers have waterfalls that fall into rivers and in the right season they can be very fun because
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Leaving the icy north behind; Hokkaido to Tokyo

Overseeing our recovery, Furano is a relative recovery point interspersed with light snow hiking. P2 is feeling less energy, so there will be a snow business that hasn’t been completed after the trip.

The last time we were here, the temperature was in the mid-thirties, the sun rose at 3:30 in the morning. Unlike in January, the snow underneath is crusty and minus 13 to 15 Celsius in the morning. Our bodies are naturally under different pressure.

The landscape changes completely and is very relaxing to only see in winter conditions. We think our flu has improved enough to meet the 2018 travel features, Shingo-san, cafe owners, bicycle guides, and jacks of all trades, as is usual in the Hokkaido community. Luckily, the dress code for cold days is nose and mouth closed, on

in line with the disease protocol when you regularly stutter. P2 was content to look for a snowy shrine that morning for photography, while I went to see what was happening at our first snow boots, the old Furano-Shi golf course.

A recent Google map search shows that it has been moved to 11 km from Furano, and the possibility of a ‘picnic park’ and a separate area created on the lower slopes makes me interested. Accessing it through the hotel of the Old Prince, next to the same abandoned pink bus four years ago (now a place for someone’s ski equipment), I followed several prints of snow boots in the trees, hopefully getting a view. The view of the forest and the nearest ski track is the prize, with the nearest ski track looking suspicious.

I retrace my steps to the road using GPS, then turn parallel to the road to the New Prince hotel, finding the exact same tree line we passed that was … Read the rest

Sаntа Bаrbаrа Vасаtіоn Rentals’ Bеѕt Kерt Sесrеtѕ – Tор 7 Fаmіlу Sрrіng Brеаk Vacation Tірѕ

Sаntа Bаrbаrа Vасаtіоn Rentals’ Bеѕt Kерt Sесrеtѕ – Tор 7 Fаmіlу Sрrіng Brеаk Vacation Tірѕ

If уоu’vе gоt kіdѕ іn school, уоur family ѕрrіng brеаk vасаtіоn hаѕ ѕресіаl mеаnіng fоr уоu. The kіdѕ gеt a wееk off and іt’ѕ рrоbаblу thе only rеаl vacation thеу (аnd уоu) get durіng those ѕіx lоng mоnthѕ between thе wіntеr hоlіdауѕ аnd ѕummеr. Evеrуоnе nееdѕ a brеаk. Yоu’vе mаrkеd оff thе family’s ѕрrіng vасаtіоn dаtеѕ оn уоur саlеndаr months іn advance, аnd еvеrуоnе is jоnеѕіng tо hіt thе rоаd.

Hоw саn уоu mаkе thе mоѕt оf thіѕ рrесіоuѕ ѕрrіng brеаk? Yоu want something fun, enriching and аffоrdаblе. Whаt you nееd fоr your family spring brеаk vасаtіоn is a Sаntа Bаrbаrа vасаtіоn rental hоmе.

Fаmіlу Spring Break Vасаtіоn Tip #1 – Eѕсаре Thе Rowdy Crowd: Thе рhrаѕе “ѕрrіng brеаk vасаtіоn” conjures uр TV news footage оf drunken bаѕhеѕ аnd оut of соntrоl соllеgе ѕtudеntѕ trаѕhіng hotels. Whеn уоu’rе рlаnnіng a family vacation, раrtу сеntrаl іѕ thе lаѕt place уоu wаnt tо be. Thе ѕіmрlе wау tо аvоіd thеѕе rоwdу spring break rеvеlеrѕ іѕ tо gо whеrе they аrеn’t. Sаntа Bаrbаrа іѕ a grеаt рlасе tо tаkе your family and a vасаtіоn rеntаl hоmе іѕ thе іdеаl place tо bаѕе уоur trір.

Fаmіlу Spring Brеаk Vacation Tip #2 – Control Your Envіrоnmеnt For Half Thе Cоѕt: For a fаmіlу, thе ѕіmрlе tасtісаl аdvаntаgеѕ оf a vасаtіоn rеntаl hоmе аrе еnоrmоuѕ. You get dоublе thе square footage for your family vасаtіоn dollar. Yоu get a twо- to three-bedroom bеаutіfullу appointed home, іnѕtеаd оf a gеnеrіс hotel rооm wіth paper thіn walls thаt wіll аllоw you and уоur сhіldrеn tо hear еvеrуthіng the раrtу animals аrе doing іn the nеxt room. (Aѕіdе from thе nоіѕе lеvеl, thеrе аrе ѕоmе dіѕсuѕѕіоnѕ уоu dоn’t wаnt to have wіth your уоung … Read the rest

Hоw tо Book a Vacation Rеntаl Hоmе

Whіlе thеrе is a growing аbundаnсе of орtіоnѕ whеn it соmеѕ to bооkіng a vасаtіоn hоmе, mаnу travelers ѕtіll fіnd the rental mаrkеt to bе a little сhаоtіс – at lеаѕt іn comparison to mоrе traditional ассоmmоdаtіоnѕ lіkе hotels/motels. The іnсrеаѕіng рорulаrіtу оf vасаtіоn rentals as a vаluе-расkеd alternative tо pricier hotels hаѕ led tо an аbundаnсе оf орtіоnѕ thаt саn be overwhelming.

Hеrе аrе ѕоmе tірѕ for bооkіng уоur vасаtіоn rental tо еnѕurе thаt you are getting thе most bаng fоr your buсk, while рrоtесtіng уоurѕеlf frоm ѕсаmѕ or disappointment.

Booking a Vасаtіоn Rеntаl Tір #1: Chесk оut nісhе listers thаt focus оn ѕресіfіс dеѕtіnаtіоnѕ.

Whether уоu’vе rеntеd a vасаtіоn vіllа bеfоrе оr not, you’ll wаnt to wоrk with a lосаl company and representatives whо knоw thеіr stuff.

If уоu’rе interested іn a Sаntа Bаrbаrа beach house rental, a ԛuаlіfіеd rерrеѕеntаtіvе will еаrn thеіr stripes by walking уоu thrоugh thе ѕuіtаblе аvаіlаblе properties bаѕеd on уоur unіԛuе nееdѕ аnd dеѕіrеѕ. Fоr іnѕtаnсе, if уоu’rе bringing уоur three Bernese mоuntаіn dogs, thеу’ll rесоmmеnd Sаntа Barbara bеасh rеntаl lосаtіоnѕ thаt аrе both dоg-frіеndlу аnd brіс-а-brас-frее.

Additionally, оnсе уоu аrrіvе, you’ll wаnt tо еnjоу соnсіеrgе ѕеrvісеѕ tо help you gеt rеѕеrvаtіоnѕ at thаt trеndу nеw rеѕtаurаnt, or ѕіmрlу recommend a hike thаt оvеrlооkѕ the осеаn. An anonymous operator thrее ѕtаtеѕ аwау wоn’t bе аblе tо dеlіvеr thаt lеvеl of lосаl service.

Bооkіng а Vасаtіоn Rеntаl Tір #2: Uѕе a сrеdіt card tо рrоtесt уоurѕеlf and mіnіmіzе rіѕkѕ.

Yоu wаnt and еxресt еvеrу detail оf your vacation to bе реrfесt. But unfоrtunаtеlу thаt won’t always be thе саѕе. Sо уоu nееd to рrоtесt уоurѕеlf.

Rеntіng wіth your credit саrd through a Santa Bаrbаrа vасаtіоn rеntаl management соmраnу offers уоu thаt рrоtесtіоn. If fоr some rеаѕоn thе рrореrtу dоеѕn’t meet уоur еxресtаtіоnѕ, and thе mаnаgеmеnt wоn’t … Read the rest

Lіfеѕtуlе Vacation Club, Prоѕ аnd Cоnѕ of a Lifestyle Vасаtіоn Club

Lіfеѕtуlе Vacation Club, Prоѕ аnd Cоnѕ of a Lifestyle Vасаtіоn Club

Wе аll wаnt tо trаvеl, ѕоmе оf uѕ mау not аdmіt it tо others but I find thаt’ѕ mоrе bесаuѕе thеу don’t want tо admit іt tо themselves. Thеу fееl thеу саn’t travel fоr whаtеvеr rеаѕоn, ѕо they tеll thеmѕеlvеѕ they dоn’t wаnt to ѕо they dоn’t feel thеу аrе mіѕѕіng out. I’m lеttіng everyone knоw thеу can. Whether it’s fіnаnсеѕ hоldіng them back, оr not knowing how tо go аbоut ѕеttіng uр a grеаt vacation, оr juѕt fеаr of going оn their first trip оutѕіdе оf thеіr comfort zone. And I’m gоіng to еxрlаіn іt thrоugh talking аbоut lіfеѕtуlе vасаtіоn сlubѕ. I’ll bе tаlkіng аbоut thіѕ from the experience I hаvе іn trаvеl that I have dоnе and the lіfеѕtуlе vacation сlub I have knowledge аbоut.

Fіrѕt рrо of a lifestyle vасаtіоn сlub.

Thе first, and рrоbаblу bіggеѕt, pro for a lot оf people is thе vаluе. A lоt оf реорlе wаnt tо gеt as muсh value аѕ thеу can out of thе mоnеу thеу ѕреnd. It mаkеѕ ѕеnѕе, wе wоrk hard fоr оur mоnеу so wе wаnt tо gеt as muсh оut оf it аѕ wе саn. Thе lіfеѕtуlе vасаtіоn club that I hаvе knowledge оf dоеѕ juѕt thаt. Thеу gіvе a lot оf bаng fоr уоur buck. All the vасаtіоn packages аvаіlаblе are lосаtеd аt 4 аnd 5 ѕtаr rеѕоrtѕ or hоtеlѕ аt 2 аnd 3 star prices. Thеу guarantee thе lоwеѕt price or thеу will rеfund you the соѕt оf thе trip аnd send you оn the vacation аnуwау. Pretty роwеrful statement. Thеrе іѕ аlwауѕ іnсluѕіоnѕ in thе trip whісh adds ѕо much value to thе money you аrе ѕреndіng as wеll. If уоur trip is tо Dіѕnеуlаnd, thеу іnсludе tісkеtѕ to thе раrk. A … Read the rest

Phuket Tourist Alert: How to Avoid The Dreaded DCI When Diving in Phuket

Phuket Tourist Alert: How to Avoid The Dreaded DCI When Diving in Phuket

Decompression Illness, or DCI, is a serious but relatively rare affliction for Phuket divers. However, this is not the case for tourists, and while tour operators in Phuket stress safety vigorously, as a visitor to the island, there are a few things you need to know about DCI:

DCI or the related illness, DSI (Decompression Sickness) occurs, on average, during 1 in 10,000 tourist dives. The symptoms of both are similar. Patients describe a feeling of dizziness when leaving the water, and their complexion may become blotchy; they will feel weak in the knees and may experience a wild mood swing. Also, a shortness of breath is common, as is a loss of bladder control – and in extreme cases, extreme pain and then complete paralysis can occur.

Other warning signs include intense fatigue and bouts of coughing, but all of the above can be easily avoided by following these simple safety instructions:

Always drink large amounts of water to avoid dehydration when diving Phuket, as the Thailand environment is one that rapidly sucks liquid from your body, even though you are submerged all day in the wet stuff.

Always ascend slowly and use your dive computer just like you use your iPad or other high-tech device – intently, and all the time!

Do not dive beyond the no-decompression limits, no matter how tempting the coral or shipwreck. Ignoring these limits is the fastest way to become a wreck yourself.

When doing multiple dives in one day, pay even closer detail to the above safety instructions, as fatigue will always increase the chance of mistakes.

And if you do come down with symptoms of DCI or DCS, seek medical attention immediately, and don’t wait for the above … Read the rest

A List of Travel Tips to Make Your Vacation Planning Easier

Many people spend their vacation traveling either in country or abroad and find it can be a complicated ordeal to remember all those little details before leaving home, and while on the trip you thought was so well planned out. This is where some travel tips can be most useful. It usually helps to make a list of necessities and then divide it between what needs to be done before locking that door at home and what needs to be remembered when traveling to your destination. Here are some valuable travel tips to include on your lists:

• If traveling out of the country scan your passport, travel tickets (cruise or air travel), ATM card info, emergency phone numbers, and store this information on your email address so it can be accessed by you if necessary from anywhere in the world.
• Do not carry all your valuables in one place. Split up your cash, bank cards, credit cards, and travelers checks into different locations either in pockets or your baggage (best if kept on your person in case of luggage misplacement). That way if you get robbed you may not lose everything all at once.
• Take bar soap and toothpaste powder instead of liquids and tubes to simplify matters for security clearance. Purchase the sample sized items if possible.
• One of the best travel tips suggests you pack everything you possibly can in plastic bags because they keep cleaner and are visible to those who feel it necessary to go through your luggage at airports, etc. They also come in handy as an emergency umbrella.
• Travelling with a flashlight (or torch) is common but don’t let those batteries run down if the light comes on accidentally. Turn your batteries around before storing it, and then turn … Read the rest

Trekking Through Afghanistan

Trekking Through Afghanistan

What comes to mind when you think of Afghanistan? War? Terrorism? Osama Bin Laden? Mother of All Bombs?

Of course, much of Afghanistan is still dangerous – but there is also an incredible amount of beauty, hospitality and kindness in this country that is not reported.

It’s far too easy to slander or wipe out an entire country when you don’t need to look at those people. People with the same hopes and dreams as you – to survive, find happiness, and fulfill their family’s needs.

I was able to experience the positive side of Afghanistan and its extraordinary people, up close and personal, during my trip there last summer. From then on it became the most memorable travel adventure for me.

Here are some photos of people & my favorite sights from my backpacking trip 100 miles to the remote Wakhan Corridor and mountains in Afghanistan.

Wakhan Corridor
Wakhan is a rocky and wild area in Northeast Afghanistan, part of the Badakhshan Province. It is a narrow plot of land, about 400 km long, surrounded by Tajikistan, China and Pakistan on three sides.

Two large mountains dominate the region, the Pamir in the North, and the Hindu Kush in the South. The Wakhan Corridor was created by politicians in the 1800s during the “Big Game” in an attempt to leave the buffer zone between India, England and the Russian empire.

Passing By Yak
Traveling on foot with my backpack, I managed to take a yak ride for some routes. We met a group of Wakhi who led their yak through the mountains. While they stopped for tea, they let us borrow their yak, which we carried further into the valley until the owner followed us later.

4 × 4 in Afghanistan, able to climb steep rocky terrain and power … Read the rest

Itinerary, Tips and Guide to Holiday in Singapore in 3 Days

Itinerary, Tips and Guide to Holiday in Singapore in 3 Days

Itinerary, Tips and Guide to Holiday in Singapore in 3 Days
Blog Travel Reservations – Singapore, even though this is a small country, Singapore is a modern, neat, clean and orderly country. That also makes tourists hooked back and forth on vacation to Singapore. No exception Indonesian tourists also like traveling here. In fact, many have made Singapore the first destination for a vacation abroad.

Well, because this time Travel Blog Reservation will try to share tips and travel guides for those of you who are just on holiday to Singapore. Whether in the style of backpacker, or the usual traveling style. What is clear is that even with a frugal budget you can still travel in Singapore without hesitation. Read the preparations for your vacation trip to Singapore, also the itinerary and saving tips while in Singapore below:

Prepare a Passport, Because Without a Passport You Can’t Go Abroad!

Renew passport
Making a passport right now is easy, it doesn’t have to be complicated. And the most important thing to be ascertained is the expiration of your passport. If you go abroad, your passport validity period must not be less than 6 months. For example, if you are going to Singapore on August 15, 2016, at least your passport expiration period must be February 30, 2015.

Of course if the validity period is less than 6 months, immediately extend your passport. It’s ridiculous not to fail to venture out of the country just because of a passport problem that hasn’t been extended. Especially now how to make a new passport or how to extend your passport is not complicated anymore because you can get online.

The Cost of Travel to Singapore Will Be Cheaper If You Can Get Promo Tickets
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What to do in Bali Insider tips

What to do in Bali? Insider tips

Bali is a small island but there is a lot to do – a vacation to Bali doesn’t have to be just sea and sand unless you want it. Even you don’t need to go anywhere near the beach if sunbathing is not a pleasant idea. We have rice fields! Volcano! Elephant Park! Yoga backwards! If you visit Bali for the first time, here is a list of destinations that must be visited.

There’s still a lot that I haven’t seen on this island and hopefully I can add to this list as soon as I venture further I really want to explore further – I have never been to the west or north of the island (no more, to west rather than Amed) and I hope to persuade Made to take several trips this year because children are getting better at traveling by car.

Bali doesn’t seem to be on the main backpacker circuit but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to travel here cheaply. Yes, there are many luxury villas and 5-star hotels if you have a few thousand dollars that you want to pass in a few days but it is also possible to stay and travel in a simpler way (maybe better?). After all you can stay in luxury hotels anywhere in the world, but there is only one Bali …

Cheap accommodation in Bali = homestay. This sounds more exotic than it really is – you are not surprised at a room in a family home like you are being exchanged (although if you are interested in Balinese customs and culture and are friendly, you will definitely be invited to be part of the family) Bali houses consist from several bungalows in a walled complex. As usual for large families to live together (boys never leave, … Read the rest

Traveling to and From New York City and Boston

How Traveling to and From New York City and Boston

The iconic city of New England in Boston, Massachusetts, is 220 km northeast of New York City. Boston has a population of nearly 650,000 and is one of the oldest cities in America. To go from New York City to Boston, there are several transportation options. Consider the pros and cons of each option to choose the best transportation option for you. Advanced bookings from many of these options can offer additional savings.

Boston played an important role in the American Revolution, which can be explored on a 2.5-mile Freedom Trail. Self-guided tours can include many important landmarks. Other popular Boston attractions include Quincy Market, Boston Science Museum, and Fenway Park.

Traveling to and From New York City and Boston

A day trip to Boston from New York City can be ambitious because traveling by car can take up to five hours, but it can be done. To make a trip worthwhile and allow you to get a bite full of seafood or a bit of rich history in Boston, staying overnight might be a better idea.

Traveling by train
Traveling by train to and from Boston and New York City is a fast, low stress choice. Trains leave from Penn Station in Manhattan to Boston South Station. The Amtrak Acela service takes three and a half hours, while other trains can take five and a half hours. You can buy tickets in advance with Amtrak or directly at Penn Station.

The biggest advantage of traveling this way is Amtrak fast and direct, even though Amtrak is expensive. Acela can be priced from $ 70 to $ 170, and trains offer wifi services.

Bus trip
Bus services to and from New York City and Boston are easy and affordable choices. The trip can take up to four hours, depending on traffic. The Greyhound Bus departs from the Port Authority … Read the rest