Monday, 26 February 2018

7 Reasons to Plan a Trip to Mauritius on Your Next Holiday


Though Maldives and Seychelles are much hyped honeymoon destinations for those wishing to spend some quality time amid exotic natural exuberance, but nevertheless Mauritius with its panoramic gentleness, colourful landscapes, and pristine beaches offers an equally scenic backdrop to your photographs. No wonder if Mark Twain used hyperbole to acclaim beauty of Heaven to be copied from this "Island of Rainbows". Once the home of extinct dodo, this tropical island, situated east of Madagascar with moderate temperatures, subtle winds and generous sunshine strikes a unique blend of different cultures, nature reserves and vivacious wildlife. A befitting familiarity to Indian Cuisine and Indian Festivals could be attributed to the ideal location of the Island in the Indian Ocean. Offering a plethora of activities for every kind of traveller to indulge into, there are certain facts that could be attributed to the worthiness of this stunning destination, which makes it a place worth visiting at least once in a life time.


1. Exotic Beaches
People can enjoy reposeful sunbath at the topaz shoreline of the Indian Ocean or engage into playful activities on the sensational beaches with sparkling powdery sand producing tingling in your toes. Sip fresh sugar cane juice or experience scuba diving as the warm temperature and clarity of the water makes ideal combination. One can also embark on an underwater trail around the sea bed and mingle with the marine life.

2. Aquatics with the Dolphins
Dolphin cruise is another stellar attraction of the place which starts early in the morning. Take opportunity to swim with these friendly fun loving mammals. Flic en Flac and Tamarin Bay are the best beaches for this activity. Mostly the dolphins don't even care if you are around, sometimes they swim close to you or right under you but it's enthralling activity altogether.
3. Rainbow Painted Chamarel
Chamarel is an unusual looking village which stands unique because of its seven coloured sand. The volcanic earth with different colours is an amazing sight that is protected and preserved for tourists. The sand hue ranges from red, yellow, and brown, purple, green and blue and it could also be brought back home in a tube, as a souvenir. About a stone throw away, one can also stop by the Chamarel Waterfalls to get some fantastic pictures.

4. Scuba Diving
Mauritius excels in offering outstanding diving experience. Plunging into the marine world brings us to the colony of multi-coloured marine life, gleaming corals and a large variety of reef life. Mauritius has a lot of options for those who wish to sail the sea, it is real fun to observe the deep-sea life in their natural environment and if you are apprehensive about encountering a big shark, do not panic as it is very rare to find one. For those who are a novice, diving can be experienced under professional guidance. The services for training are also available at most of the hotels.
5. Wondrous Wildlife
Some unique variety of wildlife will be ready on the way to alarm you which is quite thrilling altogether. Be it an ugly red bird, pink pigeon, a giant tortoise or the most long-lived animals on the planet. The 'treetop canvas home' is a bird spotting paradise and Mauritius itself is a home to more than 700 flowering plants which includes the astounding Pandanus. Many inhabiting reptiles are found in Mauritius. To preserve the natural flora and fauna of the place efforts are made involving captive breeding, habitat restoration and eradication of certain species.
6. Mauritius Cuisine
The cuisine of Mauritius is an exotic blend of Chinese, European and Indian flavour. French influence dominates the kitchen of Mauritius and seafood still makes up the major clod of the Mauritius food. Best seafood ranges from local fish Capitaine and Calamari to Crab Soup and lobsters. Eureka La Maison Creole is famous for its dry beef curry - a dish which should be savoured sitting on the open platform. Also, dessert of vanilla ice cream topped with grilled coconut is a must eat from the local restaurants.
7. Amazing Botanical Gardens
The oldest and most impressive garden among the others in the world, The Botanical Gardens lies in the Southern hemisphere of Mauritius. This imposingly tilted; "Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden" (commonly known as Pamplemousse) is occupied with deer, tortoise and more than 650 varieties of plants and giant water lilies in the lotus pond. Besides these, the garden also possesses spices, ebonies, sugar canes and 85 varieties of palms from Central America, Asia, Africa and islands around the Indian Ocean. The gardens are located in the village of Pamplemousse which lies around seven miles northeast of the capital Port Louis.

Book from African Flights Experts from your area and enjoy these amazing trip to Mauritius.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Walking Through Serbia - A Land Undiscovered



In the western spans of Serbia, we travelled through the Valjevo gulch(canyon) like we were its first settlers, gradually and to a hush just broken by the streaming of the river which we would break with our steps as we traversed and over. A steam train transported us through the rippling green woods that began in Mokra Gora and spread past the mountain tops on the steam-fuelled tracks of the Sargan Eight Railway. An evening, flanked by an eminent and glorious sun, was spent after the delicate flow of the strong Dunabe River from the little shorelines of Novi Sad to a narrow point that appeared like the serene end of its overwhelming course. On another, our little pontoon conquered the many twists of the 10-kilometer long Uvac River, embraced by the mountainous plateau.



Nature of Serbia: The back and forth movements of Serbia don't just originate from its social change since troubled time. A nation that is 75% bumpy! What I mean is Mountain! It is scattered with rolling green, secured nature parks, ravines, rivers, and lakes. I spent seven days investigating nearly the full extent of the nation west of its Capital, Belgrade - from the coastline of Novi Sad to the valleys of Valjevo, the wilderness of Gostoljublje to mountainous Zlatibor and the breadth of Tara National Park to the gigantic, snaking Uvac Gorge.
On the off chance that there is one thing that Serbia isn't really known for, it's a plenitude of untouched and unfamiliar nature. Traveling through Serbia is to move with the natural setting that has been presented to it, to be dynamic to explore its multi-layers& exceptional of the landscape.
For when you strip away a mind-boggling society and governmental issues, the magnificence of the landscape and nature in Serbia is the one thing here that has not ever changed and neither will be.


Trekking The Gradac River, Valjevo: The Gradac River goes through what I said to be some of Serbia's ideal and untouched scenery. Steep slants, high rock developments, and precipice faces encase a shallow river that curves through the timberlands and meadows of this secured region in shades of white and silver. It's streaming waters were our way markers as we trekked through the towns of Valjevo that lay covered up in this bumpy landscape - a 50km-long said to represent to a natural outskirt of northwest Serbia towards the south. Wild Serbia, an experience tour organization set up by local people from this very zone, take you into the very heart of the area - deep into the Canyon, through its forest, and knee-deep into the frigid icy crisp waters flanked by twisting trees and mud tracks!
Winding The Uvac Gorge: We landed on a street the bended around the edges of the high cliff faces, and the main sighting was of a swing that just called for us to leave dead speechless and take in the view. It was the flight of flexibility after entering the Uvac Gorge in southwestern Serbia, and keeping in mind that lone a 10,000-foot view can catch the eminent curves of this river, even this scene was sufficient to catch the feeling of the numerous wild and free landscapes in this nation.



Inching down a manmade soil incline, we came straightforwardly to the riverfront where we could hire a boat and driver. Pontoon trips are the must-do here, where you feel as though you've been gobbled up by all the clich├ęs of a marvelous natural scene, gliding through the gorge of the River Uvac yet feeling as though you have never observed anything like its color of reflected blues and greens never before. Truly, you haven't!
Drifting on The Danube: Obviously, the greatest river that slices through Serbia is the Danube - a relentless spread that slices through 10 nations, from Germany and Austria in the west to the Balkan plain (and in the long run Ukraine). One can't avoid vanquishing an extend of Europe's second-biggest river, and its wide banks and endless appearance are tempting to explore.
From the sandy banks that line Serbia's second greatest city of Novi Sad, we delicately skimmed down towards a little sandy hill, likened to a mysterious island, before bouncing in kayaks and paddling to the most tranquil corners. Dunavski Rafting are your hosts, welcoming you on board its wooden house-like vessel and giving all the gear you have to float around, entire with a local guide who knows these waters, and its stories, isn't it great?
Riding The Sargan Eight Railway: Riding the Sargan Eight narrow gorge railroad in southwestern Serbia through the bumpy valleys is a cultural changing experience here, regardless of whether you just take a short half hour travel. An eager train nerd's fantasy, the steam prepare's emerald green shell sits inside a setting likened to stepping back in time. Maybe to the late 1900's, the point at which it initially ran it's chugging, steaming course through restricted gages from Sarajevo to Belgrade - a connection that shut in 1974.
Now you can bounce on board at the town of Mokra Gora and take in the barcode tag of tree trunks in a shuddering of green as you trundle through the Sargan pass that was remade in the mid-2000's.
A place where there is diverse landscape, it is Serbia's natural treasures untouched by the contention that give it another new lease of life, and additionally hope for the local people to show a wonderful side to the nation that we once in a while if at all, hear about.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

4 Travel Problems No One Should Forget



Even if you have travelled a lot in the past, you are still susceptible to blunders while traveling, even if you are not aware that you are making them. Some travellers have already fallen into a trap, a not easily recognized difficulty - a pitfall. Unfortunately, when you have already fallen into a travel pitfall, it is often a challenge to get out of it. Just before you board that plane, avoid these four common travel pitfalls so that you make the most out of your trip, along with some smart planning ideas.
Travel Pitfall 1: Going Beyond Your Budget
Budget is very important while traveling. It is always a good idea to plan out how much you're spending versus the number of days that you will be staying in a country. You should be able to allocate a per-day budget and stick with it. Of course there will always be that unprecedented expense. Smart travellers usually get travel insurance during the duration of their travel to cover for unexpected costs incurred while travel such as lost baggage, medical expenses, etc.
Before leaving, it is also crucial to make sure you know how much money you have and what you can afford to spend. As much as possible, you should always pay in cash while you are travelling, as there may be places that only accept cash. You should be able to keep cash on reserve in an accessible international account like a savings account just in case of emergencies. There are also several travel apps available that will help you keep track of your expenses.
Travel Pitfall 2: Getting Sick While Travelling
The most common travel illness is diarrhoea. Eating contaminated food and water contributes to diarrhoea. You should always remember that when you are in a strange place, stick to bottled or purified water and freshly prepared food. If you are not sure how food is prepared, do not ingest it. However, travellers can also get ill with respiratory tract infections and influenza. Standing on airports or sitting on planes can get you infected with these common illnesses. When you get ill while travelling, it may get expensive. In some countries, expert medical care in most facilities cost a fortune. One thing you can do is to choose travel insurance that covers medical expenses while travelling.


Travel Pitfall 3: Not adhering to safety precautions
There are always safety risks while travelling. In fact, even our own government gives a travel warning whenever we go to certain countries. While we can't avoid accidents and mishaps on the round, safety is a priority, especially when we are travelling with our family.
When you're traveling you need to be more aware of your surroundings, especially if you are a tourist in a remote region. There are some ways to stay safe while travelling like keeping your passport, travel documents, cash, and credit cards in a secure place, and spreading them around in various bags just in case one is stolen. You should also not call too much attention to yourself and avoid wearing touristy clothes. While this is not possible in many Asian countries, just try to blend in as much as possible. While travelling, women should always be with a group and not walk in darkened streets alone. While it is perfectly acceptable to enjoy and have a drink or two at a bar, keep track of your alcohol consumption. You shouldn't get too drunk that you cannot find your way to your hotel.
Travel Pitfall 4: Not Anticipating your Mobile Situation
One of the most unexpected expenses that await us when we get back from our trip is the very costly mobile phone bill. This is due to roaming charges while we are using our phone abroad. In order to avoid this, you should research ahead of time and see if you can purchase an inexpensive local prepaid SIM card to get very affordable data and minutes. You can always make VOIP calls or send text messages through Facebook Messenger or Skype. There are also other ways of communicating over the internet such as Viber, WhatsApp, Line, and many others.
These are just four of the most common hidden travel pitfalls that you might encounter during your mini-break, or while you are on a business trip or family holiday. Avoiding these and being prepared will result in a headache-free travel experience.