Thursday, February 4, 2010

Holiday in Dublin Ireand

Holiday in Dublin Ireand

Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland. You will want to stay in this city for a while on your holiday to Ireland because it is an embodiment of all the different cultures of the country.

Though you can see all its attractions in a car or bus, taking a walk through the city is the best way to experience the capital.
Though Ireland share borders with Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom, it has been able to maintain a characteristic of its own - one of the main reasons why it remains a favorite tourist destination.

Ireland has countless attractions. Beginning with historical sites, visitors on holiday are welcome to the King John's Castle on King's Island in Limerick. This magnificent historical site is close to the River Shannon. The castle is the remains of a Viking settlement and was recently unearthed during construction work in the area. The walls of the castle remain intact and present the visitor with a unique view of Irish architecture. From afar one can notice the towers which once represented the power and might of the Vikings. The castle has seen a lot of sieges, the most notable been the Siege of Limerick in the seventeenth century.

The Tory Island beckons the most in Ireland. This island is twelve kilometers away from the County Donegal. The most interesting feature about the Island is not its water sports facilities but rather a collection of artists who have set up their own gallery there. In this community, you will find the respected artist Derek Hill and his colleagues.

On a holiday to Dublin, you cannot miss the Guinness Brewery. Home of the world famous Guinness alcoholic drink, the factory remains one of the most attractive places in Dublin. The best way round is to get a guide who will introduce you to the history of the brewery, its owner and the original blend. The trip is called a Visit to the Guinness Storehouse and it includes briefings on the 1904 storehouse that was built to store beer. Probably one of the biggest factory structures in Ireland, the tower holds 14.3 million pints of GUINNESS. You will also visit the boiler where water, barley, hops and yeast are blended to make the drink.

Dublin is one of the cities in the world that has grown into a cosmopolitan center but still remains rich in culture and tradition. On your holiday trip you will be amazed at how this city has been able to develop into a 21st century metropolis whilst retaining its historic and cultural identity.

Monday, February 1, 2010

From Snorkeling to Football, in Phuket

Adventure Trips for All, in Phuket

Phuket has many activities available for those who select the island as their holiday destination.
Some are interested in the many beautiful beaches, others in the day or night entertainment that can be enjoyed. As one of the richest province in Thailand, Phuket has something for all, including three football seven tournaments.

Tourists to the island can enjoy the many excursions available, by themselves or with a tour company. From elephant riding to bungee jumping, there are different adventure trips to fit everyone's liking. Other thrilling activities are scuba diving, rock climbing, kart racing, snorkeling, or motorcycling.

Riding a motorcycle in Thailand is nice, especially in Phuket, but very dangerous. A couple of hundred tourists end dead on the road each year, not only due to their intake of alcohol, but also the careless driving style of the natives. It is refreshing to ride with the wind going in the hairs, but wearing an helmet could save many lives.

In Phuket, it is much safer to experience speed in a kart on a speed track in the Patong Go-kart Speedway facility. Spectators can also enjoy seeing the karts racing safely while eating Thai food at the place's restaurant. Wearing an helmet is compulsory and safety rules taken seriously as having someone injured is not an option.

Young and old can snorkel safely. Exploring Phuket's beautiful sea floor and admiring coral reefs with very colorful fish around them is a kind of experience. Snorkeling is a cheap activity very well suited for children under supervision. There are lots of fascinating snorkeling areas in Phuket.

Scuba diving is for those who want to experience an even more beautiful sight of fish and corals in the ocean. New divers can be trained by a qualified diving instructor on the basic theory and equipment. A supervised dive in a swimming pool, and then in shallow water near the shore, can get anyone ready for an open ocean dive.

Phuket also has a rock climbing wall that attracts many climbers of all levels. There, at the Quest Laguna Phuket, one can receive instructions in climbing and practice on a 15 meters tower with different faces. At just a few hours from Phuket, Krabi is the place to go climbing in a stunning environment.

Two-day international football seven tournaments are organized three times per year in Phuket, in November and February. Football lovers who want not only a vacation but wish to enjoy sport in a friendly competition may join and play against teams from Hong-Kong, Singapore, Australia and many more countries.

Phuket is only the sixth province of the kingdom in terms of population. With all the quality activities and entertainment it is able to provide, Phuket is certainly the first tourist destination in Thailand.