4 Types of Transportation For Travelers to Paris

Traveling in a new place is usually not an easy task. It would be much better to utilize your traveling time more efficiently if you could have a more understanding on the transportation facilities of your destination. This article introduces four types of transportation facilities in Paris which gives travelers to have a more in-depth understanding on Paris’s transportation services.

1. Metro and RER

Metro is the subway in the city while the RER (Reseau Express Regional) is the railway in the rural area. The subway service of Paris is started in 1900. Up to the present moment, there are 13 routes of subway and 4 routes of RER with total 367 stations which covers most parts of Paris. Therefore, if you could get used to the subway systems of Paris, it would be much leisure to travel around without any difficulties. The ticket fair inside city is unified as 7 Frs. for a single trip (billet). Ten- piece ticket booklet (carnet) is charged at 41 Frs. Besides, there is a Paris-Visite Billet which is specially designed for tourists. It is a pass for subway, RER and bus within a pre-set period of time. If you are staying in Paris for a longer period of time, you could choose to use the monthly ticket or the weekly ticket so that you take the subway, RER and bus whenever you like. Please be reminded that you have to take with you a personal photo (27 mm x 30 mm) in applying the fixed-time ticket in the station (guichet). Besides, it should be aware that the effective period of the monthly ticket is fixed from the first day to the last day of the month, and likewise Monday to Sunday for the weekly ticket. Therefore, you should count on the date when you buy the fixed-time ticket that how much the effective period is remaining.

2. Taxi

Taxi is the most convenient transportation as you could take it in any place. Usually it is easier to get the taxi in the taxi station (Tete de Taxi) in the main streets, hotel or the stations. Most of the taxi drivers are very familiar with the streets, and they could take you to your destination as long as you could mention you address clearly. Please be aware that the front seat is not for passenger, and one taxi could take 3 passengers in principal.

3. Public Bus

Most of the Paris residents like to take the public bus, but it seems to be quite difficult for tourists as they may not recognize the place to take off. However, you could enjoy the street scenery in taking the bus whereas the subway could not offer. Please be aware that you have to buy the ticket rather than just put the coins in. If you do not have a ticket, you have to tell the driver your destination, buy the ticket and put in the ticket cutter. Actually, you could use the subway ticket in taking the bus. You could just show your fixed-time subway ticket to the driver and you could get on and take off at any station you like. There is no station broadcasting service inside the bus and you have to ring the bell in advance before taking off. Therefore, it is suggested to take a bus road map at the information counter in the subway station, and find out the bus station name of your destination before you take the bus.

4. Tourist Ferry (Bateaux-Paris-ens)

Departure pier is at the Pont d’Iena which is near the Eiffel Tower. The cruise services could be divided as with and without meal provided. A single trip without meal provided is about 45 Frs. and the service hours are 10:00- 22:00 in summer time (depart in every 30 minutes) whereas 10:00-18:00 in wintertime (depart in every 1 hour). A lunch provided trip is about 300 Frs., departs at 12:30 while a dinner provided trip is about 550 Frs. departs at 20:30. Passenger must make advance booking for the meal provided cruise service and with formal attire on the trip.

Brighton – The Gay Capital Of Britain

Brighton is one of the most colorful, vibrant and creative city of Europe. It is renowned throughout UK and Europe as gay-friendly city and for that it is often referred as “The Gay Capital of Britain”, every year in the month of August Gay Pride carnival is held here which attracts thousands of people all over the world, this parade consist of part and funfair in Preston Park.

Almost 8 million tourists visit this city in a year. It is also one of the most cultural cities in Europe with full of creativity. Here entertainment offers a hotbed of Festivals, galleries, museums, film, nightlife, comedy and theatre. Tourist who come here and are sporty they can try windsurfing, can hire jet ski or they can ride the wild water slides at King Alfred’s Leisure Centre. One can also enjoy county cricket, football, horse and greyhound racing and world-class windsurfing championships.

Tourist Attractions

West Pier Trust – Know for its wonderful architectural style and visited by millions of people. It is one of the most photographed buildings in city with its sculptural remains.

Chapel Royal – It is very peaceful place to be visited especially for those who want to escape crowded shopping markets and other places like attending concerts or other places with lot of crowd. The Church was founded in 1794 to cater for rich and famous.

Blatchington Windmill – The original mill installed here since 1820 is still in working condition. It shows how grain is turned into flour in traditional way and one can explore a fascinating display of historical milling and agricultural exhibits which include thresher and oat crusher.

Chattri Indian War Memorial – It is a cremation place of Hindu and Sikh soldiers who died during World War I. It was opened in 1921 by Prince of Wales and every year on 4th Sunday of June a pilgrimage is organized by the Royal British Legion. This pilgrimage is attended by representatives of Indian High Commission in UK, ex-officers and men of the Indian Army.

Barlow Gallery/Museum – This is the most suitable place to see unique collection of Chinese works of art from China’s history from the 12th century BC to the 18th century AD. It shows beautiful examples of bronze vessels, pottery tomb figures and burial vessels as well as a number of Korean wares. Several exhibitions are organized here through out the year.

Brighton is well connected with other cities of UK as there are several railway stations, bus and taxi service is also available. Regular trains are available here and many residents commute to London other cities of UK for work, however other destinations include London Bridge and Bedford airport. It takes almost 50 minutes to reach London Victoria from here by the fastest service. Almost 300 buses are operated by Brighton & Hove Bus services.

Reasons to Hire Airport Transfer Services

Plan on taking a trip abroad but worried that you might get too stressed especially when traveling? Do you want to travel in style like VIPs do? Worry no more as there are airport transfer services that offer your great convenience and protection while you are in a foreign country. This kind of service will make your vacation go smoothly as planned.

Why hire an airport transfer service?

Ease

Airport service assures you that you will reach your booked hotel comfortably. You will never get lost in a foreign country as the driver is well trained and knowledgeable of the city. Once you check-out from the airport, a driver is already waiting for you on the hired vehicle of your choice. You will not have to worry on looking for a cab at the airport especially if you are traveling with an elderly or with your kids. Most importantly it does not feel awkward telling a cab driver the directions to your hotel especially if you do not even know where it is situated.

Security

Traveling and riding a cab in a foreign country is scary because you are not familiar with the different routes. Hiring an airport transfer service can assure you that you can reach your destination safe and sound. The highly skilled drivers are trained to drive defensively as well as protect and guard the passengers. So traveling would be stressed-free and worry-free.

VIP Treatment

Traveling in style and luxury like a VIP is the ultimate goal of the airport transfer service. This is true especially if you are able to hire a deluxe vehicle like a limousine. You will arrive to your destination with class and fashion.

Travel with your group

If you are having a family vacation, this would be the best choice to take. Airport transfer service offers vans or coasters that can accommodate a large group. So there is no need for you to travel with different cabs because you all can’t fit in one.

These are just some of the reasons why there is a need to hire an airport travel service when going to a vacation. This kind of service can be offered on your travel agency or you can look at any services online. There are a lot of services offered online that you compare especially with their deals and services included. Read first their reviews to make sure that you have booked a comfortable, not so pricey and nice service. Make sure that you have booked a few days ahead on your planned trip so there will no issues.

Finally, this is your vacation intended to make you unwind and take pleasure on what the foreign country can give you. Do not be stressed by not being able to get a taxi cab when you check-out from the airport, not arriving in your hotel on time or simply because you are lost. So hire the best airport transfer service to have an amazing vacation of your live.

Peru Vacation Tips – Get to Know Your Seafood

Getting to grips with what you are ordering in a seafood restaurant in Peru is the key to having a great meal. Often a little confusing with the language barrier and the weird and wonderful names of traditional plates, I have written a short article that will help you understand the menu better and make you look like a regular at which ever place you choose to dine.

How many times have you sat down in a restaurant in a foreign country and thought ‘this menu looks amazing, if only I knew what it all meant’. And when you try to ask the waiter exactly what the dish is, things are further complicated because you can’t understand him. I have lived in Peru for many years now, and have studied many menus in many restaurants (I do like to eat!). Generally you get to see the same old things time and time again, and before you know it you are an expert at staying away from the things you don’t like and ordering the stuff you do!

However saying that, the other day I was in a seafood restaurant whilst on holiday in Arequipa (yes, even Peru travel agents take a Peru Vacation now and again) and once again like a novice I found myself baffled by much of what was presented before me. Although some of my friends seem to be professionals in fish based menus, I on the other-hand believe you need to have some sort of professional qualification to fully master the art of ordering seafood.

Before I introduce you to some of the most mouth-watering and healthiest dishes ever, it is probably worth taking a moment to discuss where the best seafood restaurants are located in Peru. Peru is a big country, actually the third largest in South America and has many different topographical regions, including the Jungle (two-thirds of the country), the sierra and the coast region. As you would expect the best restaurants are found on the coast, where each day fresh fish and seafood’s are offloaded at the many markets in major coastal cities and towns. For Peru vacation tourists, the cities of Arequipa and Lima are probably the best places to dine, but other good restaurants can be found north of Lima in Trujillo, Chimbote and Piura. Although there are a few reasonable restaurants in the highlands, it is probably best to stick to the traditional foods there, and save your money for cerviche when on the coast.

The first thing you need to get to grips with is the language barrier, and understand the basic words for different types of fish and animals of the sea. So I think an evening study session of 10 minutes every day for 2 weeks before you leave for your Peru vacation should be enough time to perfect your Spanish.

mariscos – seafood

pescado – fish

sole – lenguado

corvina – croaker (similar to sea bass)

pejerry – kingfish

trucha – trout

calamar – squid

pulpo – octopus

camarón – shrimp

langostino – king prawn

cangrejo – crab

conchitas – scallops

sopa – soup

cazuelas – casseroles and chowders

Okay, so you have all this firmly committed to memory, now all you need to get to grips with is the names of the most popular dishes. Here are the top 5 most popular dishes that you are going to find on your Peru vacation and in my opinion the 5 best dishes also!

Cebiche de Pescado

This is the most common dish, and the one that most Peruvians go weak at the knees for. A large portion of white raw fish (of your liking) marinated and cooked in plenty of lime juice, before being tossed with fresh ricoto (spicy Peruvian pepper). The dish is served with finely sliced onions marinated in lime and salt, with a side of sweet potato, perhaps lettuce and chullpi (fried corn pieces). Cebiche may not be to everyone’s taste, as it effectively uses raw fish, only just cooked, but for many others it puts the taste buds in overdrive, and is the perfect dish to eat whist relaxing with friends and sipping a large cold beer.

Chupe de Camarón

Directly translated this traditional dish from the Arequipa region means shrimp suck! This is actually one of my favourite soups, and providing you like shrimp, is non-offending and great for first timers. This tasty soup is made with good portion of shrimp cooked in a blend of onion, tomato, garlic, olive oil and evaporated milk, and is served in the bowl with pieces of yellow and white potato, egg, cheese, carrot and broad beans.

Leche de Tigre

Meaning tiger milk, this is something that you will see on the menu in all cebicherias. Usually served up in a large glass, leche de tigre is a mix of the lime juices and spices used in the marinating of cebiche. Usually mixed up with tasty pieces of mariscos, this drink come soup isn’t for the light hearted as it often packs a ricoto punch. If you like fresh citrus drinks and are not afraid of a little spice then this is a must Peru vacation drink.

Chicharron de Pescado

Being English (and I know my Peruvian wife wouldn’t agree) Chicharron de Pescado is something which closely resembles the traditional British battered fish and chips (but without the chips). Simple pieces of fresh fish in a light bread crumb batter fried until golden brown. Usually served up with a salad of finely diced onions in lime juice, a slice of sweet potato and a small dish of mayonnaise with garlic, or often something similar to ranch dressing. Great for first timers, young children and one of my personal favourites too.

Conchitas a la Parmellanas

Perhaps eaten mainly as an entrada (starter) this dish is simple but tasty at the same time. Scallops served au gratin with a mix of highland and parmesan cheese on top. A dozen of these shared between friends with a nice white wine is what dreams are made of.

Tips for a Stunning Trip to Barcelona

Are you planning a trip to Barcelona? Here you'll find some tips and tricks to enjoy a great city break! Do you fancy culture, do you like sun bathing or are you a party-animal? Barcelona has many advantages to plan a successful citytrip. Furthermore you can enjoy a warm Mediterranean climate. Let Barcelona surprise you and get ready for an exotic city break!

Must-sees

When you think of Barcelona it immediately reminds you of Gaudi. The buildings of this world famous architect are the trademark of the city. The Sagrada Familia, the monumental building in the city center, Casa Batllo, Park Guell, … These are just a few of the monuments you must have visited during your city trip to Barcelona.

Do you want to experience the real atmosphere? Take a walk on 'La Rambla' and enjoy dozens of street artists. Stroll around 'La Boqueria', the huge fresh-food market of Spain. One thing is certain; you have no time to waste to discover all the curiosities and museums Barcelona has to offer.

Barcelona Card

Purchase a Barcelona Card to get the most out of your citytrip in Barcelona. With this card you do not only have permission to enter a lot of museums at a lower cost, but this card is also a valid ticket in buses, trams and metros. You can purchase the Barcelona Card in the Tourist Office, at the airport or on the Internet.

Night life

Spanish people in Barcelona know how to party … The city is well-known for its heavy and wild night life. There is no lack of trendy bars and cozy places to eat. Keep in mind that night life starts quite late. For those who prefer to take it easy, there are lots of cozy cafes.

Mobility

In Barcelona everything is accessible by using public transport. And do not forget, with a Barcelona Card you have free permission in trains, trams en buses. Would you like to go from point A to B very quickly? You can simply use the network of metros in the city. Also the network of buses is in Barcelona well organized. Practical: Who arrives in Barcelona Airport can go to the city by Aerorobus. This bus leaves every 12 minutes between 5.30 and 1.00 am from every terminal of the airport to Plaza Catalunya in the heart of the city. You can purchase a ticket on the bus which will cost you 4,05 Euro. A returnticket (7 Euro) is valid for at least 1 week.

Get ready for a stunning citytrip to Barcelona!

Essential Tips for Choosing and Hiring a Quality Chauffeur Service

Hiring a chauffeur may be a wonderful way to enjoy a new city or an excellent method of transportation to an important event. No matter the reason you need to hire this service, it is essential that you get the service and professionalism that you pay for. Since many chauffeur services may be available, it is important to know how to narrow the field to choose the best service for your needs. The following are some essential tips you can use to make your decision easier.

Consider the Company’s Reputation

Before you hire a chauffeur, make sure you consider the company’s reputation. Find out what other individuals have to say about the service. You can look at online reviews, read testimonials or ask for references from the company before making your decision. If you find out that others have had a bad experience with the company, you may want to consider your search. Look for a service that offers great customer service to ensure you are well taken care of by the company.

Ensure You Deal with Experienced, Quality Drivers

Another important tip to remember when choosing and hiring a chauffeur service is to ensure that you deal with experienced, quality drivers. You want to avoid getting in a vehicle with a driver that has a bad driving record, since this could put you in danger. Inquire about the experience of drivers and their driving records. If the company will not provide this information, avoid using that company.

Find Out About Vehicle Options

It is also a good idea to find out about the different vehicle options available to you when you use a particular service. The type of vehicle you may be interested in will vary, depending on your specific needs. If you prefer a certain type of vehicle, ask the company if they are able to provide you with this vehicle option. Also, ensure that the vehicles used are in excellent condition, ensuring that you arrive at your destination without incident.

Compare Prices for a Great Deal

Of course, finding a competitive price is also important when you are trying to choose the best chauffeur. Before hiring a service, take the time to compare prices in the area. In many cases, you may be able to find lower prices by taking a few minutes to compare deals. However, this does not mean that you should always choose the company that offers the lowest price. Quality is the most important thing when making your decision, so avoid choosing a service only based upon their prices.

The best companies will do their best to offer you courteous, professional service along with a competitive price. Look for a chauffeur service that will go the extra mile to ensure you are satisfied with the service they provide. By checking out the company’s reputation, drivers, vehicle options and prices, you can make sure you find an excellent chauffeur, no matter your reason for hiring the service.

Abruzzo Travel Tips

Here are some useful tips if you are planning a trip to Abruzzo

If you are planning a visit to Abruzzo, then go in autumn season as the heat of the country is cooled down and you will not experience much rush there. Moreover this is the season best for harvesting of olives and grapes so you would have a taste of classic wines in Abruzzo.

Tourists have underestimated this place but Abruzzo has spectacular scenic beauty, castles and ancient roman mythology is still intact here. Half of the Abruzzo's region is covered with mountains while rest of the land is contributed to parklands.

Transportation

Bus facility is available for tourists and locals in Abruzzo but the schedules and timings are often not suitable. Most of the Abruzzo's region is covered with parklands, so it will be convenient for you if you travel by car.

Food

Abruzzo is famous for its peasant dishes. Lamb's milk ands its meat is very popular in this region. You will find that fish is the main ingredient in many cuisines of Abruzzo.

As the land is covered with national parks and parklands, you will find that this town attracts many adventure lovers. Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo is popular for biking trails and hiking.

Pacentro

Pacentro is lies in the heart of Italy. It is a beautiful village located on the hill top of Abruzzo. Family of pop singer Madonna hails from Abruzzo.

Scanno

Scanno is another village located in central Abruzzo. More tourists are attracted to Scanno as compared to Pacentro. It has better accommodations and hotels than Pacentro. Streets are very narrow here and you would notice hanging clothes in front of many houses.

Campo Imperatore

Campo Imperatore is a plateau. It is a huge plateau and you will experience thrill while traveling on its rocky terrain. Duca Degli Abruzzi is a mountain in Campo Imperatore where Mussolini was kept before his execution.

Roca San Giovanni

Roca San Giovanni is a small village surrounded by ancient fort wall of Rome. The church of Roca San Giovanni is the main tourist attraction.

Lanciano

Lanciano is only a few kilometers away from sea. It is famous for its nightlife and is the commercial hub of Abruzzo. Architecture of this city is pretty fascinating. It is commonly known as religious city of Abruzzo.

Atessa

Atessa is one of the old towns of Abruzzo. It is situated on the peak of two hills. The name of this town is based on a legendary story which involves a saint. In ancient times there were two villages named Ate and Tixe which were separated by a canyon. A dragon haunted these two villages and later he was killed by Saint Leucio.

Abruzzo should be on your top priority in your travel list as it is a beautiful place to visit where you can feel the ancient Rome.

China Tour Travel Tips – Advice on Your Trip to China

The prearranged China tour would be the best choice for the travelers first visit to experience the exoticism of China. Prearranged tours means that you will have some professional tour operators to help with the travel arrangements like booking hotels, customizing the tours in China. In this way, the tour operators and tour guides not only give knowledgeable information about the tourists attractions where you will visit, but also you can acquainted with the locals very well along the trip.

When you're planning a China tour, it would be best if you choose an tour package that includes as much as possible. Finding hotels, looking for the right restaurant and arranging the transportation are all tedious work that best left for your tour agent to work out. The China tour package covers all hotels, city transportation, and most of your meals would make the China trip easier. And as well, it would be great if the tour package including the best airfare deals from your country to China. Then you will be free and leisure on this trip.

When on the China tour, the accommodations will be the most important to you after a full day sightseeing, as you maybe very tired. The tour packages that offer 4 star or 5 star hotels for your choice, which would make you fully relax and enjoy the trip. And the 4 Star or 5 Star hotels would offer you standard or luxury accommodation that you feel very comfortable.

The China cities and tourists attractions you see and the local Chinese you meet during the trip will lead you to good memory in your life. The capital city of Beijing in China, could offer you a great place to begin with any of your China tour. Beijing has plenty of cultural and historical remains throughout the world, Great Wall, Forbidden City and Summer Palace, are the places you never to miss.

Xian, Once was one of the greatest cities in the world, the signs of human habitation date back to 6000 years, is known for the Terra-cotta Warriors. Also, Xian is regarded as one of the birthplaces of the ancient civilization in the Yellow River Basin area of ​​China. This booming city attracts more and more visits traveling to China.

No China tour is perfect without touring the wonderful scenery of Guilin, where rivers and karst peaks covered in lush greenery. If asked which of China's natural scenery is the best to see, most Chinese people are certainly to point out to the beautiful scenery of the Guilin area, as the ancient Chinese saying goes: Guilin's attractions top China.

Your China tour trip will bring you good memories everlasting. Finding a right China tour operator and tour package would assure you a safe and smooth trip. And good luck for your trip.

4 Chicago Public Transportation Tips on the CTA – How to Navigate the City With Ease

Chicago public transportation, and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), makes it easy to navigate the city. Chicago loves to have visitors, so they've made it easy for you to get from point A to B in the city without having to rent a car. I love that everything in the city is fairly centralized so that getting around is not a monumental task.

1. The city was designed on a grid so that for the most part the streets run in lines, north to south and east to west, and is centralized on the lake so you'll always know that east is the lake, this has helped me numerous times to get my bearings so that I can get from one point to another.

Aside from the layout of the city, Chicago public transportation will help you to get from point A to B easily with their plethora of trains, and busses running around the clock. These trains and busses have hundreds of stops a day, so you'll be able to where you want to go with ease.

2. When you want to get around the city, one of the things that make my trips easier is to find all the attractions I want to see and list them.

3. Next I group them together so that I can make the best use of my time.

4 I'll look on the Chicago Transit Authority website to plan my trip with multiple locations. I like that there is the option for walking more or less, this way if I want to take in some of the city by foot I can. Or if I know I'm running short on time I can get to where I want to go quicker by simply requesting the trip planner to put together a plan with less walking.

How to Enjoy Panama City Beach – Coupons, Tips, and Free Stuff to Do

One of the great myths about Panama City Beach, Florida, is that as a party town it’s just too pricey to take a normal vacation in – but the right Panama City Beach coupons and a few easy tricks will easily shatter that misconception.

Before we talk about the specifics, let’s take a look at what PCB has to offer:

Spring Break: If you’re the kind of person who wants to see Girls Gone Wild live and in person, plan a vacation to the Beach in the month of March. It’s Spring Break that gave PCB it’s rep as a party town, and for 1/12th of the year, it’s absolutely true!

Summer: With 27 miles of beaches to its name, PCB is easy to find whatever beach scene you’re after: densely packed sunbathing beauties, or an isolated stretch of sand where you can relax in near solitude. But that’s just the beginning. PCB brings the game with golfing, finishing, bungee jumping, parasailing, water parks, go-carts, and devastating shopping, eating, and lodging options.

Year-Round: Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville. Frank Brown Park. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Museum. Club La Vela. Spinnaker. The shopping, eating, culture, and nightlife of Panama City Beach are worth the trip even in the middle of “winter”.

So, how about these tricks and coupons for Panama City Beach?

Well, first let’s look at a couple of the best FREE things to do in PCB:

Frank Brown Park: This massive two hundred acre park features baseball, soccer, basketball, football, tennis, a playground, picnicking space, a fishing pond, a pool, and miles of walking trails. There are often various games and tournaments going on to be watched, and of course it’s almost always possible to find an open field to play in.

Dan Russel Pier: A huge concrete edifice jutting out into the sea, the pier is worth walking along just for the view, but the fishing is really the great attraction here.

Now, on to the star attractions:

Adventures At Sea: Pontoon boats. Parasailing. Jet skis. Banana boating. Sail boats. Chartered fishing. The options and fun at Adventures at Sea are amazing, and the available Panama City Beach coupons to make it all that much more valuable.

Shell Island Shuttle: Shell Island, home to the largest concentration of bottle-nosed dolphins in the world, is accessible from Panama City Beach’s St. Andrew’s State Park via the Shell Island Shuttle. But this boat does more than just ferry passengers back and forth – the adventurous can also rent a kayak or a snorkeling package from the shuttle to dramatically enhance their island experience – and the coupons make it easy on the wallet.

There are many more Panama City Beach coupons and suggestions for free things to do in Panama Beach City, so if you’re planning a vacation – or already there and wondering what to do today – check us out!