To give you a taste of Argentina, here are a few facts; Argentina means 'land of silver.' Argentina is one of the largest producers of wines since the 16th century and has around 1800 wineries. It is the seventh largest country in the world in terms of area. Argentina declared independence from Spain on the 9th of July, 1816. The world's first animated films were made and released in this South American country, by a man named Quirino Cristiani in 1917. Argentina is the 30th largest country in the world by population, with just over 40 million people. Buenos Aires is its largest city and also the capital. When in Argentina, you experience a subtropical climate in the north, characterized by a relatively warm to mild winters, and comparatively hot summers. Whereas, in the far south of the country, you would experience a sub polar climate, characterized by long, usually very cold winters, and short, cool to mild summers. Finding a vacation rental while travelling in Argentina is surprisingly easy; thanks to an intricate and a well connected network of roadways, railways and airways that connects this fairly large country. Buenos Aires is the most important flight hub, but for both economical and geographical reasons, there are flights between important cities, such as C?rdoba, Rosario and Mendoza. After having rejuvenated yourself in your Argentina vacation rental, you can commence your Argentina experience with a visit to the Iguazu Falls. After witnessing the Iguazu Falls, you would concede to the fact that the more celebrated Niagara Falls in USA pales in comparison to this gargantuan natural phenomenon. Witnessing these falls would give you a feeling of truly having experienced one of the wonders of the world. Next on your itinerary should be Mendoza, a place rechristened as the Napa Valley of Argentina. The region combines the perfect balance of fertile soils and temperature to raise some of the finest varieties of wine in the world. You can take a wine tour in the region, go white water rafting, take a look at the unique Inca Bridge, and most importantly go para-gliding through the Andes Mountains. Buenos Aires is another obvious destination for every discerning tourist. Known as the Paris of the South, Buenos Aires beckons with its unmistakable European charm. This cosmopolitan city shall entice you with great parties that carry on till sunrise, great restaurants where you can try some of the best meat in the world, and great activities in the streets such as tango dancing! If nature beckons you, checking out the Glaciers and the Andes Mountains would be a great idea. Here you can bear witness to the highest peak in western hemisphere. Activities in the form of hiking and even mountain climbing would surely make you feel one with mother earth. Glaciers in Calafate will astound you and the views from the peaks will truly whisk your breath away. If you want to see penguins in the flesh, and not on some travel show or an animation film, visit the coasts of the cities of Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia, here you shall get to see penguins galore. You can even interact with Penguins and the Sea Lions, walk among the colonies of a million penguins and touch and play with Sea Lions. It's an experience that is truly unparalleled. With so much diversity, in terms of activities, sightseeing and adventure, you need to ask yourself, if you can truly afford to miss out on the Argentina experience. If your answer is no, then whip out your travel bags, plan your travel itinerary, book yourself a comfortable Argentina vacation rental, and be on your way.
Sri Lanka is an island surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. The two major countries nearby are India and the Maldives. Until 1972 it was known as Ceylon. The two major ethnic groups in the island nation are the Sinhalese and Tamils with Buddhism as its major religion.Sri Lanka is one of the most beautiful holiday locations in the world and it has a wide array of choices whether you're looking for a holiday resort or a holiday home to spend your vacation in. Profiles of practically every budget can be found once you decide to spend your next holiday in Sri Lanka. The country is blessed with the quintessential tropical weather. Of course it helps that comparatively it is a smaller country and is completely surrounded by the seas and an ocean. It is lush green round the year and there are many parts of the island that remain unexplored. The ancient Buddhist temples coupled with an unadulterated flora and fauna make it an ideal holiday destination for people across the globe. Luxury holiday seekers as well as the backpackers turn up in hundreds of thousands every year to this beautiful country. Its beaches, undoubtedly, are its greatest attraction. To get started you can easily reach Negombo, which is 37 km north of Colombo and just 6 km from the international airport. As Negombo is a fishing village you will have access to lots of great seafood. As well as lazing on the golden sands there are also some amazing experiences available such as canoe and catamaran rides Another beach that was a great hit even during the colonial times is Mount Lavinia. A major tourist attraction, it is a laid-back town known for its vibrant nightlife. One of the most liberal parts of the country, it plays host to the annual gay pride. And if you love kites, it also holds the Rainbow Kite Festival. Such places are perfect for renting out a holiday home. Enjoy surfing? Then you need to make sure to visit Hikkaduwa which is famous for its beaches, nightlife, corals, and of course, surfing. In fact it is a well-known international destination for board-surfing. Another beach destination that can be easily reached from Colombo is Bentota -- just 62 km away. This is where river Bentota merges into the sea. The place also has its own airport called Bentota River Airport. Sri Lanka boasts eight world heritage sites including the Dambulla Cave Temple that is also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla, Polonnaruva that is an ancient city supposedly established in the 11th century A.D., Galle that was a major port in the 14th century, Sigirya that is a large stone and ancient rock fortress surrounded by grand gardens, reservoirs and other man-made structures, the Central Highlands, the Sinharaja Tropical Rainforest, Kandy that is the last of the ancient capitals of the island nation and Anuradhapura that holds the well-preserved ruins of another Sri Lankan civilization. Being one of the top tourist destinations in the world, Sri Lanka also provides you the usual dose of shopping malls, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. You can travel by air or by the well-connected network of roads, trains, and even horse driven carriages.Of course the best way to enjoy your holiday in Sri Lanka is to rent a holiday home near your the perfect vacation spot for you.
Malta is believed to have served as the site for the legendary city of Atlantis. The University of Malta was founded way back in the year 1592. The megalithic temples in Malta boast of having a lineage older than England's Stonehenge. The Temple at Ggantija traces back its foundation to a time period much before the Egyptian pyramids. Malta was earlier known as Melita, meaning the island of honey, by ancient Greeks and Romans. With a population of about 400,000 Malta ranks 171st in terms of population, and with an area of about 316 square kilometers, its ranked 200th in terms of area. The capital of Malta is Valletta, and its largest city is Birkirkara. Malta has a primarily Subtropical-Mediterranean climate, characterized by mild winters and warm to hot summers. Rain occurs mainly in winter, with summer being generally dry.Malta vacation rentals are unusually accessible, this owing to the fact that the country is well connected by road, rail, air and water. Malta International Airport is the country's only airport, and it proves more than adequate for Malta's transportation needs. Despite its size Malta has plenty on offer in terms of tourism, and the best way to enjoy it would be; to choose from one of the many Malta vacation rentals on offer, make yourself comfortable, and then venture out for your Malta adventure. A combination of coastlines and crisp blue waters, Malta is known the world over for its diving. In fact, diving is one of the most popular and engaging things that Malta has on offer. People from the world over are drawn to its rocky reefs, plentiful caves, and abundant marine life. There are also a huge number of ship wrecks off the coast of Malta and Gozo, this owing to its strategic position in the Mediterranean. Cave diving is another adventure sport extremely popular on the island. Next you could sink your teeth into a slice of ancient history, with a visit to the Hypogeum. It has the unique distinction of being the only underground prehistoric temple in the world and has been around for over 5,000 years. Hypogeum literally means underground chamber in Greek; bones of over 7,000 people have been found in the burial chambers here. The atmosphere in this temple can be described as nothing short of eerie, with many visitors claiming to have experienced the presence of spirits in the background.In stark contrast to the Hypogeum is Valletta, one of the safest places in the world, with friendly people and no shady areas to be found within the city. This in turn, allows for great Valletta sightseeing. Make sure to take a ride on one of the old buses, take a stroll to see the rocky beaches of Valletta, and sit down and try some signature Maltese food. You can also see Grand Masters Palace which is one of the first buildings erected in Malta and also check out the happening nightlife! Another slice in the historic pie would be the Megalith Temples of Malta. These temples have been around for more than 5000 years, which by itself is a reason enough to pay these temples a visit. Maltese legend has it that the bones of the giants that built the megalith temples are still buried there. Looking at the sheer enormity and the architectural precision that has gone into building these temples, ancient as they are, the legend about the builders of these temples literally being giants doesn't seem too implausible. Especially when you take into consideration the fact that man in that era hadn't even begun to invent heavy machinery. The places to visit and things to do in Malta completely belie its size. Hence the prudent thing for you to do, would be to plan a Maltese vacation; you can start by choosing form one of the many Malta vacation rentals on offer, then you can move on to planning your travel itinerary, in the end all that would be left for you to do, would be to pack your bags and head for the airport
Wow! This is just a brief look at the experiences you can enjoy during your United Arab Emirates vacation. This is a truly unique holiday destination with unique architecture, extraordinary islands, and with many different terrains like mountains, Deserts and beaches to explore and enjoy. Dubai is one of the top destinations in the UAE and with good reason too. The city is filled with shopping excursions that will give Rodeo Drive, Avenue Montaigne and Fifth Avenue a run for their money. It also has beautiful beaches to lounge on and some of the most interesting real estate in the world such as the Palm Islands. These are man-made islands in the shape of a palm tree and are definitely a sight to behold. The architecture throughout the city is amazing leaving you thinking ?How did they do that?? There are also some great golf courses, safaris and luxury accommodation here to make your Dubai vacation one to remember. As with the shopping in Dubai, the Abu Dhabi shopping especially the Old Souk should be a top priority on your Abu Dhabi vacation to do list. Some other top items should be visiting Lulu Island where you can swim and dine, spending a night out on the town in one of the many hip clubs throughout the city or taking a journey through one of the many mosques and museums. While staying at your vacation accommodation in Abu Dhabi a must do is a trip into Al-Ain which is a truly essential excursion on your UAE holiday. This city will give you the ultimate middle-eastern experience with fine dining, relaxed atmosphere and excellent scenery all in cooler temperatures than the coastline making Al-Ain a true oasis. The UAE is constantly growing in popularity, infrastructure and exclusive new ideas for vacation destinations so it's no wonder the travel deals are growing as well. Holiday accommodation is just about everywhere and ranges from the very luxurious to economical. Whether your United Arab Emirates vacation includes a visit to the incredible World Islands, the Wild Wadi Water-park or taking an amazing camel ride through the desert, your vacation desires will easily be surpassed.
One can not even begin to put into words the beauty of the Caribbean, but hey, I'm going to try. The waters are magnificent, the beaches are clean and inviting, the landscape is picturesque and the cultural experience is varied and unique. The Caribbean is known for its laid back atmosphere and friendly people so if you are looking to relax and escape from your everyday routine then a Caribbean vacation is just what you need. While millions of travelers explore the Caribbean islands every year, there are still some islands that maintain a very private setting for those wanting private villas for romance or utter relaxation. Take St. Lucia or Dominica for example, they have wonderful mountains to escape into and waterfalls to explore.The adventurous will be in heaven while on their Caribbean holiday. Surfing, sport fishing, diving and snorkeling are just a few of the many activities you can experience while staying at your Caribbean vacation rental. You can also swim with sting rays in Grand Cayman, go on a horseback ride in the Dominican Republic or swim with the dolphins in Curacao. There are also caves to explore in Jamaica, rain forests to trek through in Grenada, and rivers to kayak in the US Virgin Islands. There is also a wealth of nightlife to be experienced while on your Caribbean vacation. Trinidad has a world-renowned carnival experience, gambling can be found in places like Bahamas, Puerto Rico and Aruba and of course dancing and drinking can be found anywhere in the Caribbean. No matter where your choice for a holiday house there is sure to be entertainment close by to carry you through the night. Then just as you will find a wide diversity of fish and birds throughout the islands, you will also find a huge diversity of cuisine. Probably some of the finest dining available in the Caribbean is in St. Martin, which has a heavy French influence and provides a remarkable dining experience. A close second would be Anguilla where almost every dish has seafood and where there is a British influence. But most popular are the traditional Creole spices that are found on every island. Cultural experiences abound in these tropical islands. For years there have been battles over the ownership of these islands between such countries as the United States, England, Netherlands, France, Spain and Denmark and as such there are many different cultures to encounter. From the reggae and calypso style of music in Haiti to the Spanish castles of Cuba you will be pleasantly surprised at the cultural opportunities available on your Caribbean vacation. Ahhh, the Caribbean vacation of a lifetime is just calling out your name. Once you are settled into your vacation villa, your shoes have been kicked off, the restrictive clothing of air travel is exchanged for your bathing suit, you have a cold drink (rum, perhaps?) in your hand and you start realizing that time doesn't matter here in the islands, then you will truly begin to experience the island motto, ?don't worry, be happy!?