Mosaic Globe http://www.mosaicglobe.com Where all travel pieces come together Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:45:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 65807254 5 Ways to Fully Enjoy Singapore on Your Holiday http://www.mosaicglobe.com/5-ways-to-fully-enjoy-singapore-on-your-holiday/ http://www.mosaicglobe.com/5-ways-to-fully-enjoy-singapore-on-your-holiday/#respond Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:45:35 +0000 http://www.mosaicglobe.com/?p=2914 Singapore, an island located off Southern Malaysia, has gained its name globally as a holiday destination. Its popularity has risen over the years because of its diverse nature of what it offers. Whether you are an art lover, or a food fanatic, or into diverse culture ranging from Chinese to Indian to Muslim and so on, or nightlife lover, or a shopping lover, or an admirer of amazing architecture, or a wildlife lover, and so on and on, then be sure that Singapore is your choice for a perfect holiday. With all that and much more to offer, Singapore may sound as an expensive destination, but that isn’t the case. It is one of the few holiday destinations that gathers for those on budget as well. And as if all that wasn’t enough, the warmth and welcoming nature of Singaporeans will leave you amazed.

5 WAYS TO FULLY ENJOY SINGAPORE

Since there are a lot of amazing things to do and breath-taking places to visit in Singapore, one may end up being confused and fail to fully enjoy what Singapore has to offer. To avoid such a scenario, the following ways helps you to fully enjoy your dream holiday in Singapore. It serves as a small guide to make sure your perfect holiday in Singapore will be worthwhile in terms of time, cost and memories to be made.

A. Explore Changi Airport upon arrival

This airport prides itself as one of the largest transportation hub for Southeast Asia and is the greatest civilian airport in Singapore. It is the entry point to Singapore by air and is considered as a destination in itself. This is because of the breath-taking infrastructure coupled with amazing architecture with some of the best finishes which makes the airport a beautiful scenery on its own. Even before one lands, a view of the sea waters and the cost line leave one without words. Outside the airport gives a magnificent view of parks among other things, a view which words may not describe fully. Naturally, it is the point where one starts of exploring during his/her holiday in Singapore, and you can take it to the bank the fact that you won’t be disappointed.

B. Consider Local accommodation

If you are heading for a holiday of a couple of days, you should consider an apartment for rent in Singapore. People usually prefer rented apartments to hotel rooms during holidays due to cost and comfort factor. There is also the fact that one can have other luxuries such as having to cook for yourself in an apartment. There are various apartment sizes available in Singapore to gather for the various needs you may have, ranging from one bedroom, two bedrooms, and so on. The goodness of these apartments is that one can rent them for a minimum of two nights. What more, than to than to have a variety of apartments with prices as low as $ 45 per night, or even lower. This means no matter your budget, you will find a decent apartment for your perfect holiday in Singapore.

C. Take a cooking class

Due to Singapore’s multi-ethnic culture, there are several local cuisines that can only leave you yearning for more, each with unique taste and aroma. In fact, Singapore was ranked as the Best Street Food City in the year 2013. With all these rich local foods, how much more interesting will your holiday be if you were taught how to cook some of the finger-licking cuisines which you can later on try it yourself? Amazing, right? And more so, you will be taking the cooking class from the local Singaporeans. The cooking classes in Singapore can be done in some of the world renowned cooking schools in Singapore or in various hotels who offer such classes. It is important to note that the fee for the class vary greatly depending on factors such as whether one to be professional or just sharpening kitchen skills. Some of the schools are Hooked, Basilico, Cookery Magic and very many others.

D. Visit Sentosa

You think of an island to visit so Sentosa is the place to be. It is an island resort off Singapore’s southern cost and is very popular as it receives over 20 million people a year. To put into perspective, the island is referred to as the Asia’s Favorite Playground and also State of Fun. At Sentosa, you will have tones of things to do with places to visit such as S.E.A. Aquarium, a ride in Singapore Cable Cars, a walk in Sentosa Boardwalk, several theme parks, museums, amazing sights and landmarks, just to mention but a few.

E. View the City from Marina Bay Sands rooftop

A holiday to Singapore will definitely not be complete without a visit to Marina Bay Sands to have a view of the city. This 5-star hotel has the largest rooftop infinity pool in the world! The hotel is less than 20 minutes drive from Changi Airport and a walking distance to Marina Bay. The hotel’s rooftop offers a fantastic view of the city. More so, if you are lucky and is willing to spend the night at the hotel, some well-appointed rooms at the hotel offer a great view of the city and you will be able to have that for your entire stay at the hotel!

In conclusion, we have a look at what holds Singapore together. Singapore is commonly referred to as the Lion City and this is because of the Merlion symbol used to market its tourism industry. Merlion symbol serves to unite the Singaporeans. It is a picture depicting two animals, a lion and a fish which is actually a lion’s head with a fish’s tail. The symbol has a meaning as the fish represents the historic economic of the Singaporeans while the lion’s head represent Singapore’s original name ‘Singapura’ which meant loosely ‘Lion City’ which still exists to date.
It may be impossible to describe fully all the reasons why Singapore is arguably the perfect holiday destination. The various sites and amazing facilities makes it a definite bucket list item for anyone planning for a perfect holiday, either alone, with friends, spouse or family and even as a corporate/company.


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Top Destinations for an Amazing Road Trip in Utah http://www.mosaicglobe.com/top-destinations-for-an-amazing-road-trip-in-utah/ http://www.mosaicglobe.com/top-destinations-for-an-amazing-road-trip-in-utah/#respond Sun, 11 Jun 2017 10:22:56 +0000 http://www.mosaicglobe.com/?p=2909 There are very few states in the United States that are as beautiful as Utah. From its famous red rocks to its national forests to its sprawling city centers, Utah has it all. There are plenty of great destinations to visit in Utah, and it’s perfect great destinations to visit

Before setting off, it important to make sure you have a reliable car that has a working air conditioner. It can get hot in the summer, and there’s nothing worse than being stuck in a car with no AC. You also need good insurance that will cover you in case of any collisions. Also make sure you know about a car accident lawyer in the Salt Lake area in case the worse should happen. Better be safe than sorry!

Once you’re all packed up and ready to go, try giving these 6 destinations a try. You won’t be disappointed.

1. Uinta Forest

The Uinta National Forest is one of the most breathtaking tracts of pure, unadulterated land west of the Rockies. With over eight hundred thousand acres, Uinta has everything an outdoor enthusiast could want. Fishing, camping, kayaking, skiing it’s all there for you to enjoy. The forest has something for everyone to enjoy all year long. It’s no wonder that Uinta is such a popular destination spot.

2. Park City

Located in northern Utah, Park City is a popular destination filled with ski resorts. Once a mining town, Park City has matured into one of the best places to go skiing and snowboarding. But perhaps what Park City is best known for is the Sundance Film Festival held there every year. Unsurprisingly, Park City has a wealth of culture and fun to be had by all.

3. Arches National Park

Every road trip in Utah should stop by Arches National Park. This is what Utah is famous for. Natural arches made of sandstone and red rock dot the landscape of this park along with towering cliffs and spires, and rocks balanced upon high mesas. The scenery exists nowhere else in the United States. It is truly unique. If you’re an morning person or a night owl, make sure you take a view of the part during sunrise or sunset. It’s absolutely beautiful.

4. Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is the largest city in Utah as well as its capital, It is the headquarters of the Church of Latter Day Saints, and in 2002 it featured the Winter Olympics. Salt Lake City is nestled between the Oquirrh Mountains and the Wasatch Range. This means that no matter where you look, you’ll be greeted by incredible scenery.

5. Great Salt Lake

Bordering Salt Lake City and lending the city its name, Great Salt Lake is unusual in that it is a saltwater lake. Exploring the salt flats of the lake can be a one of a kind experience that you shouldn’t miss out on.

6. Homestead Crater

While you’re road tripping you can stop by Homestead Resort and explore Homestead Crater. This crater features a natural geothermal hot spring that’s covered by a 55 foot tall dome of limestone. The water reaches depths of 65 feet and is perfect for both swimming and scuba diving. This makes it one of the only warm water diving sites in the United States.

Utah is a beautiful state that’s home to gorgeous Salt Lake City. It is a must for every traveler to visit once. Not only that, but there are plenty of destinations to explore.


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Things to Keep in Mind if you are Flying for the First Time http://www.mosaicglobe.com/things-to-keep-in-mind-if-you-are-flying-for-the-first-time/ http://www.mosaicglobe.com/things-to-keep-in-mind-if-you-are-flying-for-the-first-time/#respond Fri, 09 Jun 2017 02:11:26 +0000 http://www.mosaicglobe.com/?p=2905 If it’s your first time on a plane, then it’s natural to be stoked. The thought of traveling by air is quite exhilarating and an impressive experience. You must have thought about this moment for long, and it is finally happening. Whether you are traveling for work or leisure, being on a plane is full of excitement, and one remembers this moment forever in their lives. However, keeping the enthusiasm quotient in the equation, there are several things you must keep in mind before you take the flight.

Ticket

First things first, you need a ticket, and it all depends on how much you are willing to spend. You can book tickets from several travel portals, both online and offline. However, online is the way to go since you will get the best offer for the price. If you are looking to travel on a budget, make sure you search for cheap flights online booking India to get the best prices for your trip. Travel portals like Yatra offer incredible deals on flights, and the entire process is seamless.

Prepare for the Flight

After booking your flight ticket online, it all comes down to preparing for the long flight. You need to make sure you are carrying all the necessary documents, including your ticket (printed or digital copy) and proof of identification (Aadhar Card, Driving License, or Passport). Traveling by air requires you to reach early before the flight. If you are flying domestically, make sure you arrive at least 90 minutes before your flight. Since it takes the time to move through the airport, ensure that you have plenty of time beforehand.

Check-In

Once you are inside the airport, the first thing you must do is to go for check-in. Airport check-in is the first procedure for a passenger when arriving at an airport. You need to look for the reception of the airline you are flying with, and head to the area with your baggage and documents. During the check-in, you are supposed to hand over the extra baggage which is not allowed inside the aircraft’s cabin. The primary function of airport check-in is to accept luggage that will go inside the plane’s cargo. The officer at check-in reception will give you the boarding pass and a receipt for the luggage. It helps the airline to mark your attendance too!

Boarding

After checking in, you need to go through another security check before finally being able to board the flight. During the security check, you are required to take out your phone, jacket, laptop and other electronics outside for inspection. The security officer will stamp your boarding pass and your carryon luggage. Once you are through the security check, you will have to wait in the departure area till your flight is in position.

In-flight

The most hectic part is over, and it is finally the time to experience all the excitement. Check out your seat number, and follow the commands of cabin crew. Before takeoff, the cabin crew will take you through the safety measures. Fasten your seatbelt, and enjoy the flight!

Landing

Once you have landed, don’t stand up before directed by the cabin crew. If your plane is parked at the terminal, you will be shuttled to the entrance. Follow the exit, and head to collect your luggage. It can take a while for the luggage to show up, so be patient and pay attention. You can alternatively shop at duty-free shops. After claiming your baggage, head out of the airport and take a taxi to your destination.

It is indeed exciting when one is traveling by air for the first time, however, make sure you carry yourself well. Manners are universal, and it is imperative to behave when traveling. Make sure to check out cheap online, and book one through one of the leading travel portals in India. It saves time, money and will give you peace of mind. We hope your first air travel is followed by more.


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The Essential St. Barts Travel Guide http://www.mosaicglobe.com/the-essential-st-barts-travel-guide/ Tue, 16 May 2017 17:31:22 +0000 http://www.mosaicglobe.com/?p=2900 Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you have probably heard of St. Barts – an island in the French West Indies known for its exclusivity and reputation as a paradise that famous celebrities and wealthy socialites frequent. But even us regular folks aren’t immune to the allure of the island. Beautiful beaches, luxury boutiques, beach bars, and luxury villa rentals in St. Barts await you. So read on to find out more about the Caribbean’s most expensive island.

How to Get There

Because of its exclusivity, you can’t find any direct flights to St. Barts. The only airlines that fly directly to the island are Winair or St. Barth Commuter, and both offer a 15-minute plane ride only from St. Maarten. You can also choose to take the ferry ride, which will take about 45 minutes travel time. Another way is to fly from San Juan, Puerto Rico with Tradewinds Aviation. All these are your options if you don’t have a private jet or a yacht at your disposal.

Best Times to Visit the Island

The best time to go to St. Barts is November to June. However, it’s usually very hot from December to April, so you might want to take note of that when planning your visit. September and October are rainy seasons and not a good time to visit since many establishments on the island close.

Accommodation

Because of the steady tourism, there are currently 25 hotels and around 400 private villas for rent on the island. If you want to feel secluded from other tourists, Hotel Le Toiny St. Barth is your best choice. This is a hotel that houses 14 individual luxury villas in over 42 acres of property, which makes it almost impossible for you to run into another guest throughout your entire stay.

Le Sereno is the accommodation choice for the young and those young at heart. It has a trendy vibe that people love yet it doesn’t sacrifice privacy. If you want to try the island’s most breathtaking infinity pool, Hotel Christopher is the one for you. Le Guanahami is the hotel for families with young children, and couples on a holiday usually stay at Cheval Blanc.

From over 400 private villas on St. Barts, you won’t find it hard to feel at home on the island. Book your villas in advance through travel companies and websites that can help you make all the necessary arrangements for your holiday.

St. Barts Beaches

With a total of 16 beaches on St. Barts, each with distinct characteristics, you are sure to find the one that’s perfect for you.

If you want a no-frills beach, Saline Beach is the one for you. You won’t find any shops, restaurants, or bars on Saline, just its soft, white sand and beautiful, translucent water. St. Jean, on the other hand, is the opposite. It is where you can find the hottest spots on the island like Eden Rock and Nikki Beach. If you like people-watching, this is the beach that you want to go to because it’s usually packed with people.

Colombier is the beach for those who want privacy and adventure, since in order to get there you will have to go on a half-hour hike. You can also just go on a boat ride if you want to take the more relaxed route.

Restaurants and Bars

The island is sprawling in dining spots and bars. Go to The Hideaway for a slice of delicious pizza or Burger Palace for some burgers. Kiki-e Mo serves the best salads and sandwiches on the island. And what is an island without fresh fruit juices and smoothies? Tom’s Juice Bar is the one you want to go to for that.

For a glamorous restaurant experience, go to Bonito Saint Barth for their salmon tiradito, and Orega for some French-Japanese cuisine.

During the night, go to any of the many bars that the island is known for. You don’t have to miss you favorite bars in New York – Bagatelle and 1 Oak are regulars on St. Barts, too.


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The Wonders Of Hawaii. Don’t Miss a Thing http://www.mosaicglobe.com/the-wonders-of-hawaii-dont-miss-a-thing/ Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:19:55 +0000 http://www.mosaicglobe.com/?p=2891 One Of The World’s Most Beautiful Places

You know Hawaii. You’ve heard of this wondrous island chain, you’ve listened to the peaceful ukulele music, seen the Hawaiian dancers with their coconuts and gentle dances, fantasized over the warm breezes and the crashing waves, and certainly seen films that emphasize the same.

Hawaii is worth a pilgrimage at some point in your life. And the temperate landscape is worth more than just a few days’ stopover. If you really want to get the most out of this beautiful island territory of the United States, you want to spend some real time there. You want to get to know the locals, and find the hidden areas most tourists miss.Whether you are a teacher, manufacturing work, or a disability lawyer, you owe it to yourself to accumulate vacation so you can maximize your time in Hawaii.

But you may not have time to see it all; and even if you do have time, picking a direction and striking out that way may not yield the adventurous fruit you were hoping for. It’s like reinventing the wheel. You need a fast way to get some heavy goods somewhere, and things like sleds don’t work as well as you’d like.

When you discover that some better option should be brought to the table, you can either go about trying to invent it yourself, or trust in the discoveries of others, save some real time, likely save some money, and enjoy yourself all the better. If you really want to double down on your enjoyment, planning in advance is recommendable.

Hawaiian Tours

There are a lot of reasons to take Hawaiian tours; according to FunHawaiiTours.com, Hawaii is: “…a perfect place to look for some adventure, excitement, and maybe a little bit of danger.” Pearl Harbor Tours – Discover Hawaii Tours are an eye-opening look at the past.

To that end, looking for local tour options can help show you the landscape, save you some time, and even give you direction should you plan a longer stay. The native Hawaiians will definitely know the “touristy” and “non-touristy’ areas, and can help you get a real bead on the landscape without wasted time.

Such tour solutions can additionally help show you the sites in ways you may not have thought about. When you go through an agency, it’s possible to source deals not easy to find otherwise, For a great tour that includes Pearl Harbor + Dole Plantation + Polynesian Cultural Center Tour – The Official Pearl Harbor Tours Site offers a memorable experience.

You will want to visit Pearl Harbor, a name known the world over not only for its connotation with WWII, but for associated beauty. With a combined tour, “…visiting Pearl Harbor is easy and you see all of the top attractions.”

It’s a real shame to be in a region where some of the world’s most important history has taken place, and to miss seeing it because you don’t know the lay of the land.

Realm Of Rest And Relaxation

When it comes to Hawaii, you’ll find some of the bluest skies and greenest forests in the world. You’ll find gentle waves that aren’t too hot or too cold. The temperature stays at about the same place year-round, and you’ll truly see the meaning of the word paradise. Places like this help you revel in the joys of life, and realize why you work so hard.

For those who’ve never been to Hawaii, it could be relaxing just to look at some of the options available online. There are sure to be some aspects of discovery and delight you have yet to consider, and are worth checking out.

One last thing: wherever you go, be sure you’ve got a camera or an electronic device that can take some pictures with you—you’ll cherish them for a lifetime!


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PLAN AN ADVENTUROUS GETAWAY TO JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING http://www.mosaicglobe.com/plan-an-adventurous-getaway-to-jackson-hole-wyoming/ Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:06:58 +0000 http://www.mosaicglobe.com/?p=2886 Situated in the Northwestern region of Wyoming, the valley of Jackson Hole offers you an insight to the adventurous life of Western America. The sublime beauty of the valley has been drawing cowboys, mountaineers, skiers from all over the places since the 1800s. Jackson Hole is the perfect place for travelers looking for some adventure during their holidays, with the option of spending some leisure time appreciating the beauty and nostalgic lifestyle of the place. Jackson Hole vacation rentals offers some of the most comfortable and hospitable places for you to relax after an adventurous day, during your trip.

BEST TIME TO VISIT JACKSON HOLE

Jackson Hole is surrounded by the Gros Ventre mountain range and Teton mountain range from three sides. The snow-capped, jagged mountain peaks offer you the opportunity of skiing through the powdery snows in the winter, and long, lonely, rich hiking experiences in the summer. You can indulge in various activities like paragliding, river rafting, snowboarding, target shooting in practice ranges etc depending on the time of the year. The sheer number of different types of adventure activities available makes a trip to Jackson Hole worthwhile all around the year. So you visit at any time of the year depending on your preference of adventure sports, and you can be sure that you’ll have a memorable trip.

WHITEWATER RAFTING IN SNAKE RIVER CANYON

Whitewater rafting is officially the number one adventure activity in Jackson Hole during the summers. You can go on a 16 mile long overnight rafting course in the Snake River Canyon. The first 8 miles of the course is calm and scenic. Embrace the rich beauty of Snake River while floating on its calm waters. Then enjoy camping overnight by the riverside, watching the unfathomed scenery on the canyons at nighttime, and the vast night sky. Next morning, plunge into 8 miles of harsh and challenging pure Jackson Hole whitewater rafting. You can find a number of local companies who will arrange all the gears and make all the arrangements for you. Apart from the overnight raft, they also offer various shorter rafting experiences for you to choose from.

HIKE THROUGH THE NATURE TRAILS OF JACKSON HOLE

Jackson Hole has some of the best hiking trails for you to offer. You can take your family on a nature walk, or set on a lone hike to a hot spring, or even summit a peak. During summer, the mountainous hiking trails of Jackson Hole offer you some the most adventurous and picturesque hiking experiences. The Grand Teton Park offers a family friendly hike, bringing you close to nature and wildlife. You can also get an unparalleled view of the Teton mountain range. You can hike along Granite Creek, for scenic beauty and ultimately a dip in the hot spring at the end of the trail. And if you are a true adventure lover, you can spend all your day in the mountains, and even summit a peak, to experience that sweet adrenalin rush.

KAYAKING AND CANOEING DURING THE SUMMERS

During the summertime, you can enjoy kayaking and canoeing on the lakes and rivers of Jackson Hole. Snake River, Gros Ventre River, Jenny Lake and Slide Lake are some of the popular destinations among tourist to kayak and canoe on. You can enjoy the serene nature while paddling peacefully on the still waters of Jenny Lake or Slide Lake. If you are an experienced kayaker, you can also enjoy more challenging technical whitewater while paddling on the rivers.

SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING

During the winter season, Jackson Hole becomes a paradise for skiers and snowboarders. The snowcapped peaks of the mountain ranges which flank the valley offers a brilliant terrain to ski on. The area is famous for its perfect deep powder conditions, and it also boasts some of the most challenging terrains in the country. If you are an experienced skier or snowboarder, Jackson Hole can be the perfect vacation place for you during the winters. You can also find much gentler slopes if you are less experienced though. The white mountains, the swooping sound of skiers and the beautiful weather makes Jackson Hole the perfect place for a trip in winter.

EXPERIENCE SNOWMOBILING

Jackson Hole offers one of the most unique adventure sport during the winters which you cannot find anywhere else. You can spend a whole day on a snowmobile, cutting through powder snow, enjoying the stark beauty of the snowcapped mountains and seeing some of Wyoming’s famous wildlife.

SNOW TUBING AND SLEIGH RIDES

If you want to a fun filled day with your family and experience some light adventure, then Jackson Hole has some unique experiences in store for you. You can enjoy a ride on sleighs through the snow with yours loved ones in Spring Creek Ranch or National Elk Refuge with your loved ones. You can also head to one of Jackson Hole’s snow tubing parks, to enjoy a fun evening with your family and kids.

Jackson Hole offers a whole lot of other adventure activities for you to enjoy throughout the year. You can enjoy paragliding through the sky of Jackson Hole, enjoying the supreme beauty and nature of the valley from a bird’s eyes point of view. Enjoy target shooting at various practice ranges, or go to horseback rides. No matter what your pick of poison is, Jackson Hole offers something or the other for everyone to enjoy. From the amateur adventure sports lover, to the true adrenaline junkies, every adventure enthusiast is sure to find something he or she loves in Jackson Hole. So just plan a trip, and book your next vacation at Jackson Hole, and rest assured, you will have an experience of a lifetime.

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Sightseeing in Manchester http://www.mosaicglobe.com/sightseeing-in-manchester/ Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:26:02 +0000 http://www.mosaicglobe.com/?p=2895
  • Museum of Science and Industry

  • Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry has been a city staple since it was first opened in 1969 and is a popular travel attraction in the UK. The Museum was originally known as the North-Western Museum of science and Industry before being renamed and merging with the National Science Museum in 2012. There are a number of exhibitions currently being displayed at the Museum, with many of the displays revolving around the theme of transport. Many exhibitions have been influenced by the development of transport within Manchester, and the Museum is situated on the site of the first ever railway station in the world, Manchester Liverpool Road. There are two resident steam trains at the Museum, and guests can ride the steam trains at weekend and during bank holidays. As well as trains and planes, the Museum has a variety of other exhibitions on display, including a number of operational industrial machines such as hot-air engines, electric generators, and spinning and weaving machines.

    1. Football Museum

    One of Manchester’s most popular and famous sites is Urbis, a quirky, modern architectural masterpiece, and home of the National Football Museum. The Museum was originally located in Preston before being moved to Manchester in 2010. The Museum has a number of coveted football artefacts on display amongst its four floors, including a football rule book dating back to 1863, the world’s oldest women’s-only football kill, and the ball from the famous 1966 World Cup. The Museum is also famous for its array of interactive exhibitions, including a number of audio and video clippings from matches, player biographies, and a run-through of the rules of football and the roles of the referees. In 2004, the President of FIFA referred to the Museum as a ‘real jewel’ and the Museum has subsequently been awarded a number of awards and accolades.

    1. The John Rylands Library

    If you’re interested in architecture, the John Rylands Library should be high on your sight-seeing list. The building is a late Victorian, Gothic masterpiece, artfully designed to resemble a church, with the exterior facade designed to emulate a monastery entrance. The library was commissioned by Mrs Enriqueta Rylands in 1889 as a memorial library built in her deceased’s husband’s honour.

    The original library contained approximately 40,000 books and was officially opened on the 6th October 1899 – the Rylands’ wedding anniversary. By 1900, the library had more than 70,000 books. Today, the library is a staple part of The University of Manchester and its student libraries.

    1. The Imperial War Museum North

    Situated slightly out of the city centre in nearby Salford, the Imperial War Museum North is a must go for any visitors to the area. If you’re staying in the centre, a short taxi ride will get you to the Museum in no time, be assured there’s plenty of taxis in Manchester so you won’t be waiting too long! The building was first opened in 2002 and admitted almost 500,000 visitors in its first year. The Museum is famous for its modernised exhibitions, including its regularly audio-visual presentations and explorations of world conflicts, past and present. The presentations are known as the ‘Big Picture’ and comprise more than 1,500 of the Museum’s historical image archive. Several other artefacts are also on permanent display in the Museum, including a Soviet tT-34 tank and the field gun responsible for shooting the British Army’s first shot in the First World War.


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    Best Kept Tagaytay Vacation Secrets You Should Know http://www.mosaicglobe.com/best-kept-tagaytay-vacation-secrets-you-should-know/ Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:25:41 +0000 http://www.mosaicglobe.com/?p=2880 Tagaytay City in Cavite is one of the popular and easy to go choices for a quick weekend or day trip for travellers looking for fresh air, cooler climate, refreshing sights and good restaurants. Tagaytay is a popular holiday town south of Manila on the Philippine island Luzon. It also offers historic spots and resorts ideal for sports and recreational activities along with spiritual journey one may take. It is just 2 hours’ drive from Manila and is a safe heaven and a harbor where tourists can relax and unwind in nature. Below are some of the top things to do in Tagaytay and have an enriching experience:

      • Tagaytay Picnic Grove: It is most visited recreational areas and perfect gate-away for family and friends outings. It offers lots of activities like zipping, cable ride, horseback riding and eco trail. Souvenir shops are also available.
      • Sky Ranch Theme Park: One of the top attractions in Tagaytay city, the 5-hectare theme park is just across Casino Filipino. It has ferry wheel, carousel, super Viking ride and other such rides enjoyed by the children. The main attraction is 207 feet tall “sky eye” ferry wheel and is the tallest ferry wheel in Philippines.
      • Taal Volcano: As Tagaytay city is located on a mountain ridge, it is good to have a spectacular view of Taal Volcano as well as Taal lake. One can also get a closer look by climbing its carter lake.

      • Puzzle Mansion: Tagaytay Puzzle Mansion is the home of the world’s largest collection of jigsaw puzzles. The mansion houses extensive and ever growing collection of solved tiny 2D, 3D puzzles. Visiting the puzzle mansion may inspire you to buy your own puzzles.
      • Sonya’s Garden: Sonya’s picturesque bed and breakfast and restaurant is where one can enjoy healthy meals in a lush garden setting. With its romantic setting, it has become one of popular honeymoon destinations.
      • Spiritual Journey: Tagaytay being home to churches, chapels and seminary houses where one can spend time meditating and communing with nature and creator, visit to these places always strengthens the faith and reward one with renewed spirit.

    Tagaytay not only provides the attractions, but also other important things that should be considered while travelling. A good accommodation to stay, unwind, relax and enjoy the nature is a part of an enjoyable trip. Since it is a weekend getaway from Manila, the city has many hotels, bed and breakfast style accommodation, and transient and apartment hotels. Some of the transient houses in Tagaytay that provides a cheaper and reliable solution are:

    • Famous Inn
    • The Lake Hotel Tagaytay
    • Summit Ridge Tagaytay
    • One Tagaytay Home
    • Hotel Dominique
    • Lee Boutique Hotel

    These comfortable stay options make one feel at home and ease immediately providing a gateway to traditional hospitality provided by the city, thus adding to the experience.

    The picture perfect sceneries, the cool weather, stress free lifestyle, leisure locations and upscale residential communities makes Tagaytay a perfect location for the travellers who are looking to spend some quality time away from the hustle bustle of the Manila but not too far. Why not pass by and check Tagaytay out?


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    5 Amazing South African Destination for Foodie Travelers http://www.mosaicglobe.com/5-amazing-south-african-destination-for-foodie-travelers/ Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:00:14 +0000 http://www.mosaicglobe.com/?p=2870 South Africa is a great place to visit if you love to experience great tasting food. As one of the most visited countries in Africa by tourists, South Africa is a country that caters for all tastes but also keeps its traditional Africa roots.  Here are five places that you absolutely must visit if you are a budding foodie traveller.

    Cape Town

    Although there are an array of restaurants offering all sorts of cuisine, Cape town is the best place to try some traditional favourites. Chakalaka & pap and the authentic Cape Malay curry are just two of the many dishes you should taste here. Due to the history in this part of Africa, there is a huge Southeast Asian and Indonesian influence in the traditional foods served.  This city is a melting pot offering combinations of flavours that you have never tried before.

    Port Elizabeth

    Port Elizabeth is another city with an eclectic mix of settlers that have inspired the dishes that are eaten here. British, German, Dutch and Greek cuisines can be found scattered amongst and fused with indigenous African cuisine. Try Elephant Walk for a taste of this fusion between European and African cooking styles.  For a more laid back vibe try Ginger restaurant on the Port Elizabeth beachfront.

    Durban

    This city is the place to find amazing authentic street food. Bunny chow – bread filled with very spicy curry, samoosas (samosas) or even a Zulu specialty of walkie-talkies which are boiled chicken feet. But it is not only street food you’ll find in Durban, you can find anything from traditional English afternoon tea to fresh sushi too. It’s a good idea to base yourself in Durban if you are taking internal flights to other cities. This is due to the cheap deals on Domestic flights with airlines such as Kulula.com on offer from here.

    Johannesburg

    As one of the world’s largest cities you will find all varieties of restaurants to try in this bustling centre. From traditional South African dishes to all sorts of international cuisine, you will find it all here, including much Asian influenced foods. There are too many great choices to mention, however for authentic African food try Moyo at Zoo Lake or at Melrose Arch. Or for a taste of fine dining try DW 11-13 or Marble restaurant.

    Traditional South African dishes

    Mossel Bay

    Mossel Bay is one of the best stops on the garden route in South Africa. Of course, being on the coast you will find amazing fresh seafood in this region. And Although there are plenty of different choices here, the seafood is what you really need to try. For a laid-back meal overlooking the sea, with open fires and good beer try Kaai 4 restaurant. Whereas Route 57 Restaurant offers a more elegant venue and well-presented international dishes.

    Where would you like to go?

    If you don’t want to do the research and sort your travel arrangements yourself you can book on food and destination tours where all the hard work is done for you. Above are just a taste of the best places to try but South Africa has much more to offer its foodie visitors. What is your favourite foodie destination here? Is the best dish you suggest visitors should try here mentioned?


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    7 reasons why Bali is the go to Dental Destination for Aussies http://www.mosaicglobe.com/7-reasons-why-bali-is-the-go-to-dental-destination-for-aussies/ Wed, 05 Apr 2017 20:04:50 +0000 http://www.mosaicglobe.com/?p=2874  

    Bali has become a hotspot for dental tourists. Here are seven reasons why Aussies choose Bali for dental work.

    Proximity –

    Bali is close to Australia. It is easily accessible thanks to the Denpasar International Airport that has many flights from major airlines like Jetstar, Airasia, Qantas, Skywest and Virgin Australia among others. It is a short three to six hours flight away from most places in Australia.

    Airfare and visa –

    You can get cheap airfares at certain times of the year even on full service airlines. Low cost airlines, too, usually have cheap fares. Travel hassles are low as you don’t need a visa: you can either opt for a visa waiver (where you show your passport which is then stamped) or get a visa on arrival as an Aussie.

    Quality of dentists –

    Dentists are highly trained and qualified. Many may have done some or part of their specialist training in western countries. They may have affiliations to internationally recognized organizations. They are also highly experienced as they see a lot more patients than dentists in Australia, which is another benefit as they are hands-on. You can easily find the best dentist in Bali by running a web search, checking on different sites and forums.

    Medical facilities –

    You can find high quality dental facilities that rival those that you see anywhere in the world. These maintain high standards of hygiene and care, use the latest equipment and are well-versed in the use of newest treatment protocols and innovations. They use the latest diagnostic tools as well. Many clinics like Arc Dental and Bali 911 have onsite laboratories, making work easier and faster.

    Affordable pricing –

    Most importantly the prices of all kinds of dental work are cheap. You can expect to pay between 40 and 80 percent of the costs of dental procedures that range from cosmetic, surgical to routine. Even if you are simply going to Bali for a holiday, you should try to visit a dentist just for a routine check-up or teeth cleaning, if you don’t require any dental work.

    Holiday –

    Bali is a premier holiday destination with lots to see and do there. It has something to cater to your interests whether adventure activities, beaches, a pulsating nightlife or more. It is worth seeing UNESCO world heritage sites like Pakerisan Valley, Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, Taman Ayun Temple and  others that are ancient archaeological or agricultural wonders. If you are a nature lover, you can see tropical forests, volcanoes and waterfalls. Don’t forget Bali is a beach paradise with swimming, rafting, diving and surfing.

    Cheap hotels – You get more bang for your buck in Bali as hotels are reasonably priced and you can opt to check into luxurious hotels or private villas and more. If you are in the mind for paying less you can opt for budget accommodations with hostels and low priced hotels.

    It is no wonder that Bali has become a hot favorite with Aussies who want to go for a dental vacation and get dental work done by the best dentist in Bali.


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