Thursday, 7 December 2017

Cheap Holidays 2018 - Unique Destination Ideas


Some Travel Inpiration for this spring / summer 2018 holidays:


The Dead Sea, between Jordan and Israel and the Palestinian Territories, is a very salty lake in the bottom of the Jordan valley. At 400 metres (1,312 feet) below sea level, it is the lowest point on Earth. The salts of the Dead Sea are used by the chemical and cosmetics industries. They are collected by allowing water from the sea to evaporate, leaving the salts behind. This, combined with a reduction of water entering the Dead Sea, is causing the shoreline to retreat by up to 1 metre (3 feet) every year.
On the eastern shore of the Dead Sea in Jordan, the shoreline has ^ retreated leaving behind heavy deposits of salt.

Seas and oceans Around: 

The coastline of the region stretches from the Atlantic Ocean off Morocco through the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, and Persian Gulf, to the Arabian Sea off Oman. Only Afghanistan lacks any coastline. Coasts have long been important for trade and fishing, and for this reason are quite heavily populated. The region's coasts also attract tourists, as in Tunisia and the Sinai peninsula in Egypt. Sinai has the added advantage of some of the world's best coral reefs, close to shore in the Red Sea. These attract divers from across the world.
The region also has three inland seas - the Black Sea, the Caspian Sea and the Dead Sea. The Black Sea, to the north of Turkey, is connected to the Mediterranean by the Bosporus Strait. The Caspian Sea is an inland salty lake to the north of Iran. It is the world's largest lake, covering 370,992 square kilometres (143,240 square miles), and has large reserves
of oil and gas beneath its waters.
Visit : Dead Sea Page.
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It has been said that if you do not have time to visit the world you should visit Madeira. Imagine what it would be like to have a bit of all the best parts of the world in one place, add in some European culture and you have the Madeiran archipelago. However, Madeira is more than the sum of its parts; it has an identity that is also unique.
The islands of the Madeiran archipelago are a fascinating blend of contrasting and unlikely ingredients, places that I remind you of other far-flung i destinations, while remaining uniquely themselves. H N Coleridge wrote in 1825 that Madeira... ‘ensures almost every European comfort together with almost every tropical luxury’. The steep terraced hillsides with their burgeoning banana crops may put you in mind of Bali or the Philippines; English roses and perennials grow in profusion alongside Asian orchids and Indian tulip trees; the island’s fragrant eucalyptus woods recall Australia, while the gorse- covered moorlands of the central plateau could be in the Scottish Highlands. The architecture of Madeira’s capital evokes yet another place and time - the elegant balconies and shaded patios of Funchal seem straight out of the half- real, half-imaginary world of an Isabel Allende or Gabriel Garcia MArquez novel, while its streets depict paving patterns with I more modem aesthetic.

On top of all this, Madeira encompasses spectacular ravines and waterfalls, ever- changing skies and seas, and mountain tops where you can enjoy a rare sense of stillness and peace as you admire the magnificent panoramas. Bustling Funchal is also part of Madeira’s rich texture and it is a pleasure to return to the capital at the end of a long day’s tour, knowing that you can look forward to all the modem comforts of a luxurious hotel and the prospect of an excellent dinner - with or without a glass or two of Madeira, the island’s fortified wine. Nature’s profusion is all the more enjoyable when accompanied by such civilised comforts, and that is why Madeira is such a delightful and ' satisfying holiday destination. Walking the island’s levadas and visiting its gardens, observing its wealth of folk traditions and customs and meeting its hospitable and easy-going people, will provide a complete change
of scene.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Lollipop Holidays in France

France is separated from Spain by
the Pyrenees mountains in the
south. The Alps, in the south-east,
separate France from Italy and

Most people in France live in the low,
flattish land in the north and south-west
of the country. Flat land is better
for farming. It is also easier to build
roads and buildings on flat land. There
are some low hills and valleys made by
rivers there, too.

Canals link many rivers. Rivers and
canals are used to move things
from place to place and for holiday boats.

Different parts of France have very
different weather. The south has hot,
dry summers and cool, wet winters.
The north and west are cooler all
year round.
It can be very cold in the east of France
in winter. When the wind blows from
the east, it brings cold air from the
frozen parts of Russia. The mountains
are coldest of all, with heavy snow in
winter. Summer in the south of France.
People work, shop and play games like
boules (in the picture) in the cooler mornings
or evenings.

There are not many places in France
where the land has not been cleared
for homes or farming. Even much of
the scrubland in the south has been
The mountains and the wet
marshlands still have their natural
plants, although some areas of
marshland have been drained to use
for farming.
There are not many wild animals left
in France. There are some wolves
and wild boar in the mountains.
The south of France has bad weather, too. It has storms in
summer and a strong wind called the Mistral can blow at up to
100 kilometres per hour. The Carmargue marshland in
the south of France. Many animals and birds live wild
here - there are not many people.

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: All locations
Provence lavender fields lulled sun, history and culture are among the most popular areas of France. Rent a cottage in the heart of picturesque countryside or a splendid villa on the coast. Do not hesitate. Rather than feel cramped in your hotel room, take your family to relax in a beautiful holiday rental. Leave behind the bustle of big cities and adopt the comfort of a rental accommodation for you and your family.

What to do on the Riviera?

Treat yourself to a holiday in the Mediterranean . You will discover sumptuous shades of blue. Dive into the clear waters of Cap Esterel, the Creeks and the Bay of Pampelonne. Get on your bike and follow the 57 km of cycle paths available to you. Hike in the Provençal Colorado in the Mercantour National Park or the Luberon, close to Port Royal. Take a canoe trip in the Verdon Gorge. For family holidays , make your children discover the Provencal markets and local produce.


Cities not to be missed on the Riviera

 Enjoy your holiday in the Mediterranean to discover the charming towns of Saint-Tropez , Frejus and Cannes before venturing into the streets of Ramatuelle and Hyères. Walk in the footsteps of Cézanne in Aix-en-Provence and take some shots on the bridge of Avignon . Do not miss to discover the villages of the hinterland: Bormes-les-Mimosas and its 700 species of flowers, Saint Paul de Vence and the Matisse and Gourdon and Eze chapel. Sneak away toward the world's perfume capital Grasse.

Finish with the beautiful islands of Porquerolles and its sandy beaches. 

While preparing his holiday on the French Riviera If you are looking where to go in June or September to avoid the hordes of tourists for beach holiday : set sail on the French Riviera and its 300 days of annual sunshine. Idleness, sport, picturesque villages, bustling cities, dreams of coastline: the Mediterranean has it all. Pierre & Vacances offer of apartment rentals on the French Riviera at the water's edge or in the hinterland. And above all ... do not forget your bowling balls: the sport of choice in the region.