Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sunday Travel Photo #80: The University of Oxford

Bodleian Library.  The University of Oxford.

Overview of The University of Oxford, Oxford, England, UK

The University of Oxford is one of the leading Universities of the World. It is situated in the Oxford City, England. Oxford University is a Collegiate research University. The foundation date of the University is still unknown, but there is an evidence of teaching in the late of the 10th century. The University is made up by many institutions. There are 38 Colleges and a complete range of academic departments which are divided into four major Divisions. All the Colleges are usually self-governed as part of the University, each maintaining its own building and activities. The funniest thing about Oxford University is that it has no main University Campus. All the facilities and structures are scattered through everywhere in the Metropolitan centre.


Top Attractions

Bodleian Library
Bodleian Library is one of the greatest libraries of the world. It is a working library which actually forms a part of the Oxford University. It was first opened for scholar in the year of 1602. The library has a large collection of old Manuscript as well as printed items. Many Famous scholar’s have studied in the Library reading rooms including five kings, 26 Prime Minister’s, 40 Nobel Prize winners and Writers like CS Lewis, Oscar Wilde, and JRR Tolkien.

The Divinity School
The Divinity School was built in 1488. It was constructed to teach the Theology. It is a masterpiece of English architecture with a huge elaborately vaulted ceiling and 455 carved basses. The school is the first examination hall of the Oxford University as it built for teaching room purposes.

The Sheldonian Theatre
The Sheldonian Theatre is located in the Oxford’s City centre. The Theatre is listed as an exquisite Grade I structure, one of the prominent structures of the University. It is also the ceremonial hall of Oxford University. A few of the ceremonial activities which take place in The Sheldonian Theatre includes graduation ceremonies, matriculation, congregation and Encaenia. The building is open for all when it is not in use. This unique historical venue is designed by Sir Christopher Wren. The theatre can also hire for concerts, lectures, meetings, talks and so on.


How to get to The University of Oxford, Oxford, England, UK

You can visit Oxford University by bus, coach and train. You can take a flight from Heathrow Airport or Gatwick Airport to Oxford by Airline Coach Service. A list of taxi companies you can find in the airport to take you to the Oxford. A direct train service  is also available.            




  

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sunday Travel Photo #79: La Paz Waterfall Gardens Costa Rica



Overview Of the La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Costa Rica

La Paz is a beautiful Waterfall situated in Central Costa Rica. It is located at 19 miles from north of Alajuela. When you consider about Costa Rica, you most likely think about flowing white rivers, rich tropical Rain Forests,  birds, magnificent waterfalls,  flowers, and butterflies.  You will find everything in one place.  That's LaPaz Waterfall Gardens.


Top Attractions

Waterfalls
While you walk La Paz Waterfall trails you feel the pleasure at the 5 waterfalls that set on the trail. The only method you are able to see the falls is by hanging on the mountainside, finding through ferns and trees, not so appealing for snapshot taking. The Waterfall Gardens are made in that way, the visitors are easily given sights from platforms over, under and before the falls for excellent photographic possibilities.

The Trout Lake
Do you like Fishing?  Forged a line within the 2 level Trout Lake of La Paz Waterfall Gardens.  Have dining or simply have a great time!  The Large Trout Bar is usually an incredible spot to have a meal, chill out among outdoor hikes, satisfy other visitors over cocktails or listening fish experiences. It is a great spot to lay in the sunshine or have a swim in one of the Jacuzzis.

The trails
With more than 2 miles of amazing walking trails as well as ten animal shows to take pleasure in, you must spend at least  two hours for the visit. Nevertheless, if you want to enjoy each and every trail and spend the time amusing in the Hummingbird Garden, Observatory ofButterflies, Serpentarium, Tica House, Frog Exhibit, bird watching spots and Trout Lake, you will most likely have to stay the entire day.

CASITA
Experience lifestyle the way it was a 100 years before inside the Casita of the la Paz Waterfall Gardens. This phenomenal old Costa Rican farm house duplication was constructed only using the instruments available to the typical farmer a hundred years ago.  Move back in history and enjoy the common Tico meals such as refreshing milk of cow, taste freshly made tortillas, have a trip in an ox-driven cart,  and watch the way the Ticos were living and worked tirelessly on rural farms. The Casita will provide a historical trip and ethnical understanding of the lives of non-urban Costa Ricans.


How to get to the La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Costa Rica

You can visit La Paz Waterfall Gardens by tourist bus.  (I drove the rental car and I don’t recommend it.)   The buses leave from Avenida 9 and Calle 12 in San Jose. 





Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday Travel Photo # 78: Edinburgh Castle


Overview

The Scottish capital has plenty to offer, but one sight stands out more than others: the towering Medieval Castle.
Easy to spot from the windows of Edinburgh hostels, the castle stands high on a hill above the city, dominating the landscape and providing an awe-inspiring view.


History

The current castle's site has been important to people across the ages with the first signs of human habitation at the hilltop fort thought to date back to the 9th Century BC.
Having a site this old, means that its history is as rich and varied as can be. Much of the early information about the castle from the Dark Ages is still buried deep underground - with experts still looking to dig beneath the Scottish soil for any hidden secrets.
It was not until the 11th and 12th Centuries that the castle's place in Scottish history started to take shape. The castle was the home of King Malcolm III whose wife would become St Margaret and go on to be recognized by the addition of St Margaret's Chapel - which visitors can still see to this day.


Hogmanay

The castle hosts a number of spectacular events throughout the year, with the premier event being Hogmanay.
The traditional New Year's Eve party is attended by thousands of people each year and the party atmosphere is second-to-none, with the entertainment often spilling down the hill and into Edinburgh hostels.
Out of happy coincidence, the tattoo takes places during the Edinburgh Festival giving visitors added reason to book a hostel and plan a trip to the city.




Saturday, July 9, 2016

Cancun for the 4th of July weekend

What a long weekend in a city like Cancun!


Without a doubt, there is not a better way to enjoy yourself on a long vacation than in Cancun. Every person, no matter where they are from, should visit this marvelous city at least once in their lifetime, and the perfect opportunity to visit is on the 4th of July, one of the busiest times of the year for the popular city. Cancun’s numerous activities, including exploration, partying, and beachfront activities, bring endless opportunities to the vacationer. You will be amazed at the beauty of this area, and the fun doesn't stop there!

For starters, the heat just starts to reach its peak, meaning that the beaches will be receiving their fair share of visitors. Also, for high school and college students, the height of summer break commences as well, so expect quite a few parties. During this special weekend, the music will be even louder, and everything will be a bit wilder.


Many opportunities await: cruises, snorkeling, nightclubs, hotel rooms. A week in Cancun changes lives, giving each person the chance to forget about the outside world. Countless cruises litter the coasts of Cancun; with excellent beverages, blazing heat, and wild shenanigans, do not miss out on an adventurous cruise experience! Many other tourist activities litter the city as well. Are you unsure where to go? Try out Cancun Adventure Tours, Cancun Tours & Excursions, Olympus Tours, or many of the other tourist guidances that are littered around the city. Each of these locations have a unique group of sites and areas in Cancun to show you and other tourists.





After a long day of touring, you have the options to stay in a lovely hotel or go out to see the night sites. The hotel district of Cancun rarely disappoints; with countless numbers of five stars, excellent city and waterfront views, and an eco-friendly atmosphere, your stay at a large number of hotels is guaranteed excellence. 




Multiple resorts host their own night parties, meaning that you will not need to leave your hotel to have fun after hours! As for the night scene, Cancun is known for its experiences after dark. Sporting multiple nightclubs as well as a large party district, finding a place to spend time meeting new people and having loads of fun is not a challenge at all!











Cancun Airport




Multiple areas host fireworks and large parties to celebrate America’s independence day. A vacation in Cancun is the best decision you will ever make, and going during the holidays makes it even greater!