travel tips, tourism & vacations
Best countries to visit in 2017 – Macedonia

March 3, 2017

The Republic of Macedonia is a less popular country among tourists, but an amazing place to visit with many things to offer. The country is located in the Balkans and it is great for visiting April to October, when the average temperatures vary between 13°C and 24°C and the climate is generally dry and warm.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia – Travel Tips & Fun Facts

February 11, 2017

Siem Reap is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cambodia. It is a great place to go to if you are interested in the Cambodian natural wonders and incredible monuments, because it is, in fact, a pretty laid-back place and, although numerous tourist roam the streets of this city most of the time, it still keeps a relaxing, serene atmosphere. Here are some tips regarding a visit to Siem Reap and a few fun facts about the Cambodian universe:

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Celebrating the Chinese New Year – 2017 dates & traditions

January 27, 2017

The Chinese New Year is a huge traditional holiday in China. It is also called “the Spring Festival”. The most important event that takes place throughout the year in this country going to be celebrated on the 28th of January in 2017. The celebration is actually going to last longer, with an early start and a later finish. Starting with the eve of the Chinese New Year, until the 2nd of February, all of China will be caught up in the festivities and amazing events. There are also some notable events after this date too.

Here are some of the most interesting facts about the Chinese New Year and a few suggestions for what you can see or do if you decide to visit China during this event:

  1. Starting with the New Year’s Eve, the people living in China put up specific decorations to welcome the new year. Traditionally, houses are decorated with red lanterns, red couplets, New Year painting and others. Also, since this new year is going to be a year of the Rooster, some decorations will be related to this. A New Year’s Eve Feast is also a tradition that the majority of the Chinese families still keep.
  2. New Year’s Eve is also a time where children receive red envelopes with money, as a symbol of good luck and as a way of wishing them health, growth and good studies in the upcoming year.
  3. Firecrackers and fireworks are also an important part of celebrating the New Year. As the clock strikes 12, the sky is lit and there’s going to be a lot of noise. The atmosphere is amazing and so the Chinese New Year will finally be there. There is the world’s biggest annual fireworks usage. Fireworks are actually used to scare evil spirits.
  4. On New Year’s day, some of the most fascinating Chinese traditions are the lion and dragon dances.
  5. From the second day of the New Year until the 7th, most people will visit their relatives and friends, as well as the tombs of their clan or relatives.
  6. Some people avoid going out on the 3rd day, as it is believed that evil spirits roam around.
  7. Eight is the luckiest number in China, so on the 8th day of the New Year, most people go back to work.
  8. The 15th day of the New Year is the date of the Lantern Festival. It is also the traditional end of the Spring Festival celebrations. You can light up a lantern and send it aloft into the sky or let them float on the sea, on a river or on a lake.
  9. You can enjoy the Chinese New Year festivities in China, with Beijing as the busiest and most entertaining place, or you can actually choose from many other destinations. Festivities take place in London – Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and across the West End (29th of January); Manchester – the shopping streets of the city centre and St. Ann’s Square (26th to 29th of January); Singapore – River Hongbao (26th of January – 4th of February); Sydney, Australia – Chinatown, Cockle Bay (27th of January – 12th of February); New York City – Manhattan, Queens, Chinatown (28th of January). Many other cities have amazing celebrations planned for this occasion, so you can go pretty much anywhere and celebrate.

If you are fascinated by this event and the Chinese traditions, plan a trip in one of the destinations mentioned or another of your choice to enjoy the festivities up close. Check out the available flights to your destination and the complete list of hotels in China or any other country on TripEconomy and go celebrate! 鸡年吉祥 (Good luck for this Rooster year!)


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Visiting Bali – Tips & Fun Facts

January 13, 2017

Also known as “The Island the Gods”, Bali is a very popular tourist destination in Indonesia. Although many people have been choosing this beautiful island to spend their vacations on for quite some time, it still keeps its spirituality and natural charms, and you can still feel like you’ve arrived in a little corner of paradise if you go there. If you are planning on spending some your vacation there and it is the first time you visit Bali, you should know a few things, in order to enjoy the experience to the fullest. Check out our list of tips, tricks and fun facts!

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10 Things you didn’t know about Rome

December 21, 2016

Whether you visit Rome for 3 days, 3 weeks or 3 months, be prepared for an unforgettable experience in the world’s biggest open air museum. That city will seduce you instantly, with its old and modern architecture, great culture and curiosities. Yes, there are many interesting and fascinating facts about Rome and as a traveller, you should know them or you should discover them during your journey. Rome is one of the most photogenic cities of the world, which is not surprising, considering the beauty of St. Peter’s Square, The Vatican or The Colosseum. Let’s find out some great curiosities about this romantic destination.

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10 Fascinating things you didn’t know about Berlin

July 27, 2016

The energetic city of Berlin has become very popular among tourists due to its vibrant urban life and due to its impressive history and culture. But the capital of Germany has much more than this, so let’s not forget the other important reasons why Berlin is such a great destination: the affordability, because tourists prefer low prices, the art, for those who love visiting museums and galleries, the palaces, like Potsdam’s Schloss Sanssouci and not at least, the numerous curiosities and interesting facts about the city.

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Canada: 11 of the Best Travel Curiosities

June 2, 2016

Canada, or the country “from sea to sea”, is a great tourist destination due to its vibrant cities like Toronto and Montreal and famous attractions: Niagara Falls, Banff National Park or the Rocky Mountains. These are just a few reasons why Canada should be on your travel destinations list, but there are also some interesting facts about this country that will enchant you. Check the list below and find out why Canada isn’t just an attractive country, but a curious and challenging one as well.

1.Quebec City is the only walled city in Canada and in the United States. This fact makes Quebec a fascinating place, since the walls surround the Old Quebec district of the city and it is included in the World Heritage Sites. There are actually four gates around the city, some of them being rebuilt or repaired and the only one that is still original is Port Kent gate, which lasts from 1879.

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10 Things you must know if you visit Athens

January 21, 2016

It is well known that, for a travel addicted, Athens shouldn’t be missed from his destinations list. Athens tourism is very well developed because of the multiple advantages of the country it belongs to: interesting history, culture, arts, stunning ancient buildings and monuments well preserved, the most famous being the Parthenon. There are also many museums to visit, gardens, zoological parks and luxurious beaches for those who want a relaxing moment.

But apart of all these amazing and famous attractions, there are also some interesting less known facts about Athens. For a complete vacation, you should know some of these curiosities to make sure that you won’t miss any great moment or place of the city.

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Austria – the country of music: Did you know?

January 15, 2016

Aside from being well known as a winter sports paradise, Austria has a lot more to offer. It is one of the most intriguing destinations and a place where you cannot possibly get bored if you choose spend a holiday there. With a little bit of research you can find so many activities and you’ll probably realize at some point that you have to plan a second trip to be able to do all that. Here are a few curiosities and, at the same time, some of the most interesting activity suggestions that we could find:

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8 Useful Tips for a Trip to Turkey

December 23, 2015

Located in Western Asia, Turkey is a democratic republic and the 6th most popular tourism destination in the world. The growth of tourism in the last 20 years is due to the diversity in culture, traditions, history, cuisine, but also to landscapes and the interesting attractions of the country.

A Turkish vacation can obviously set certain challenges for some travelers, especially if you don’t have much time to do researches about people’s customs and restrictions. They can be really hospitable, but only if you make a little effort and show respect for their traditions. For a perfect trip, there are some advice and tips that will help any tourist to avoid troubles.

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Did you know: world’s tallest skyscraper is in Dubai

December 21, 2015

Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf, being the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates. Tourism is a very important part in the economy of Dubai, not just because of shopping, but also for the ancient and modern attractions of this city.

The architectural styles of Dubai are varied, and you can find there many interesting modern interpretations of Islamic architecture. Besides these, the city is well known for its skyscrapers, the tallest being Burj Khalifa, that is 830 meters and it is also the tallest building in the world. There are so many others points of interest and attractions to be seen in Dubai, but as a tourist, you must really put on your list some of the landmarks from below.

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Things you didn’t know about Paris

December 2, 2015

Paris, the capital of France, is located in the northern central side of the country. Situated on the Seine River, the city has the most visited and impressing art museums, like the Orsay Museum, the National Modern Art Museum and the Louvre. Besides these, as a tourist, you will certainly notice the amazing architectural landmarks of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral, L’Arc de Triomphe, the Palace of Versailles and many other attractions that brings over 20 million visitors every year.

But in your sightseeing tour, you can find out many more things about this city, about the local habits and the main attractions.

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