The History of Bangkok

Compared to most popular cities, Bangkok is a young capital, established in 1782 after the Burmese sacked Ayutthaya, which was the former capital. A temporary base was set up on the western bank of the Chao Phraya River, which is now Thonburi, before work started on the more defensible east bank, where the French had built a grand, but short-lived, fort in the 1660s. The first king of the new dynasty, Rama I, built his palace at Ratanakosin, within a defensive ring of two (later expanded to three) canals, and this remains the city’s spiritual heart. Initially, the city was largely amphibious: only the temples and royal palaces were built on dry land, while ordinary residences floated on thick bamboo rafts on the river and canals; even shops and warehouses... Read More »

The Lakes of China

If you’re a lover of lakes, you should decide to visit the Asian continent. There are so many wonders to see in the land of China, but one of the most beautiful have to be the lakes, here is one example: Yamdrok Lake (A Pearl from the sky) – was formed from the melted snow of the nearby mountains. It is said to be the female guardian of Buddhism in Tibet. Located 105km to the southwest of Lhasa. Yamdrok-Tso Lake is 130km long from east to west and 70km wide from north to south with a total perimeter of 250km and the surface area of 638 square km, average depth of 20-40 meters

Benidorm Shopping and Food

The majority of shops in Benidorm are open from 10am to 9pm. Some shopping-centres may be closed during a working day for a lunch break. Fans of shopping should keep in mind that in Benidorm low price of goods is usually the indication of its poor quality. The travellers, who want to save money on purchasing souvenirs, are recommended to go to Cala de Finestrat market, which is open on Fridays. Carrefour supermarket is the best place to purchase food. It works every day including weekends and lunch breaks. The shopping centre is distinguished not only by the largest choice of products, but also by very attractive prices. In many famous restaurants the high cost of dishes is not always a sign of their special taste. As a rule, travellers... Read More »

New York: The City That Doesn’t Sleep

There’s so much to see and do in New York but if you’ve never visited the city before, then you have to tick off the main sightseeing activities. Popular options include Times Square, Statue of Liberty, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art (also known as MoMA). Having a chill in Central Park is another ‘must do’ activity on a New York getaway. There are plenty of cafes and bagel shops nearby too, so lunch in Central Park can be pretty memorable. Make sure to plan everything ahead because it’s a massive City and you will still feel as if you haven’t seen enough by the end of your trip. The Empire State Building is another massive tourist area, but as New York’s tallest building, it... Read More »

The Grand Canyon, USA

The wonders of the world eh? We talk lots about the ancient wonders of the world; the beautiful things that have been destroyed by war, demolished by man and lost to the annals of time. It is an enormous shame that some of the greatest things ever built by man were also lost to his greed and vengeance. Thankfully we still do exist in a world that has an enormous amount of natural beauty, and natural wonders, as well. North America, just by the sheer size alone, features a handful of them. Very few of which are more spectacular than the Grand Canyon. You may have heard of the Grand Canyon on TV shows and films, so why not go visit it in person? The Grand Canyon itself is carved... Read More »