South America Trip? This is How You Start.

 

Many of our readers are interested in seeing or visiting South America but don’t know how to start. This is how we recommend you to start:

 

  1. Open South America map. Identify the countries you would like to see.
  2. Research those countries, or send us an email to give you an idea about them.
  3. After choosing your destinations start mapping your route; where are you arriving, and where are you departing.
  4. Once choosing your arrival and departure points, research how to travel between those destinations.
  5. Decide the length of your stay, the time you would like to spend in each country and the activities you would like to do.
  6. Research your costs (Travel, accommodation, activities) and set your budget.
  7. Do your bookings.

 

Cheers

Hello965

Sicily, Italy

Sicily Taormina

A destination that I would never forget is one I’ve visited during one of my many trips to beautiful Italy. Sicily, is definite beauty.  Taormina has remnants of the Greeks and Romans, a fine medieval quarter and castle ruins, and modern shops and restaurants.

Sicily - Taormina

Destination visited in Sicily: Taormina

Airport to get to Taormina: Fontanarossa in Catania, it is an hour drive only to get there

Taormina is also on the train line between Messina and Catania and can be reached by train directly from Rome. The station, Taormina-Giardini, is 2km below the center served by shuttle buses.

Hotel? Atahotel, CapoTaormina

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Sicily Hotel

My trip to Sicily was fully targeting the beach.So most of our activities were either beach related on at the beach. The nearest beach to Taormina is at Mazzarò , accessible by funivia from Via Luigi Pirandello. It’s a popular pebbly beach well serviced with umbrellas and deck chairs for hire (from about €8 per day). To the south of the beach, and an easy walk past the Sant’Andrea hotel, is Isola Bella , a tiny island set in a stunning cove.

If you decide to stay at the same hotel I stayed, then the beach there and pools are nice too.
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There’s wonderful snorkeling in the crystalline waters or you can hire a boat and pootle around the rocky bays. If you prefer your adventures underwater, Nike Diving Centre offers a range of packages from its base at the northern end of the beach.

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For a real sandy beach you will have to go to Spisone , just beneath the autostrada exit – turn left from the cable-car station and it’s about a 10-minute walk.

Sicily Beach

 Looking a break from the beach? You could also go shopping at Taormina’s center, especially Corso Umberto, is a good place for shopping. 

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Food?

Near the duomo, Casa Grugno serves cuisine that’s a mix of modern and traditional in a medieval Gothic-Catalan residence. Ristorante da Lorenzo, Via Roma 12, serves seafood on a terrace overlooking the sea. Traditional Sicilian food is served at Ristorante la Griglia, Corso Umberto 54, on an outside terrace during nice weather. Also Maffei’s Restaurant is recommended, Granduca, and Pizzeria Tiramisu’. Finally Garden da Nino is a nice Sicilian restaurant that is also recommended.

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Water Activities?

  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing trips

This place is truly beautiful. I strongly recommend <3

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Cheers,

Hello965 Team

Hello965 Favorite Beaches in Dubai

Kite Beach

Kite Beach (Great for friends, kite surfers, surfers, and families)

Habtoor Grand Beach Resort (Great for families, as well as small groups of friends or couples)

One & Only Royal Mirage (Friends, and Couples)

– Nasimi Beach (Friends, young Couples and families)

– Riva Beach Club (Friends, Couples)

– Zero Gravity

Meydan Beach Club

 

Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE (Friends)

 

Barasti BeachBarasti Beach (Friends & Young Couples)

 

You got your own favorite spot? Add it to our list and share by posting your comment!

Have a beautiful sunny day xx

Hello965 team

Before You Die, This Should Be On Your List:

Before you die, you should:

 

  1. Set foot on all continents.
  2. Live in at least two countries with completely different cultures.
  3. Swim with Sharks.
  4. Learn at least one foreign language.
  5. Bungee Jump.
  6. Learn how to surf.
  7. Go on an African Safari.
  8. Get your body on its ultimate shape at least once.
  9. Have your own business.
  10. Own A pet
  11. Dive into the waters from a cliff.
  12. Go Camping.
  13. Sing to an audience. (Karaoke counts)
  14. White water rapids.
  15. Paint and frame your painting.
  16. Drive across an entire country.
  17. Travel in First Class Suite at least once.
  18. Climb a mountain.
  19. Ride an elephant.
  20. Party until sunrise.
  21. Travel around the world.
  22. Dance at the carnival in Rio.
  23. Go on a cruise.
  24. Ride a horse in the ocean.
  25. Take a bath in a hot spring.
  26. Fly a kite.
  27. Go Skiing.
  28. Backpack through another country.
  29. Go to the Opera.
  30. Run a Marathon.
  31. Run a Triathlon.
  32. Hot Air Ballooning.
  33. Sleep under the stars.
  34. Go to the Olympics.
  35. Trek to Machu Pichu.
  36. Ride Gondola in Venice.
  37. Spend a night in a tree house.
  38. Go Lavender Picking
  39. Stay in an overwater bungalow.
  40. Attend a music festival.
  41. Swing on the Edge of the World in Ecuador.
  42. Go to a Masquerade Ball.
  43. Bathe in Milk and roses.
  44. Live happily ever after.
  45. Experience Zero Gravity.
  46. Stand on a Boulder Wedged Between Mountains.
  47. Go to a Cenote in Mexico.
  48. Participate in a FlashMob.
  49. Build an Igloo.
  50. Go Flyboarding.

 

 

Start.

Hello965 team

Hello965 weekending in Budapest, Hungary!

Let’s see. Doing Budapest, usually comes part of a package seeing Vienna, and Prague as well. I’ve done Vienna, Prague and Budapest together. This post however, will be focused on Budapest alone.

Flight: Lufthansa (Kuwait – Frankfurt International, Budapest)

 


Sleep.

– Heritage Home Apartments

Other hotel options:

– Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest

Opera Garden Hotel & Apartments

Lánchíd 19 Hotel

Mamaison Residence Izabella Budapest

 – Bohem Art Hotel Budapest

Continental Hotel Zara

– Prestige Hotel Budapest

 

Food.

– Klassz (Hungarian, contemporary)

– Da Mario (Italian)

– Csalogány 26 (International)

– Zeller Bistro (Hungarian)

– Bors Gasztrobar (International)

– Gelarto Rosa (Ice cream)

– Farm (Hungarian Tapas)

– Macesz Huszár (Hungarian Jewish)

– Borkonyha (Eastern European)

Iguana Bar & Grill (Tex Mex Cuisine for Brunch)

– Manna Lounge (Mediterranean-style dishes for Brunch)

Peppers Mediterranean Grill (Hungarian and Mediterranean dishes for Brunch)

Things to see/do:

Opera House.

Walk across Chain Bridge.

Discover historic Castle Hill with a walking tour.

Take a Danube cruise for beautiful panoramic views of Buda and Pest.

Shop with locals or try some traditional Hungarian food at Central Market Hall.

Walk from Andrássy Avenue to Heroes’ Square and you’ll understand why Budapest is often called the Paris of the East

Checkout Váci utca street which is one of the main pedestrian thoroughfares and perhaps the most famous street of central Budapest, Hungary. It features a large number of restaurants and shops catering primarily to the tourist market.

Climb the stairs (or take the elevator) to the Basilica’s observation deck for some of the best views of Budapest.

Take a helicopter tour for a bird’s eye view of the city.

Cheers,

Hello965 Team