Thursday, November 3, 2016

How can I travel on my budget more ?


Park carefully. Thieves recognize and target tourist cars. Judge the safety of a lot by how it twinkles. Broken glass means thieves like this spot. Paying to park in a garage with an attendant can be a good investment.
In many northern countries, train-ticket holders get discounts on bikes rented at the station. And in many cases you can rent a bike in one town and drop it at another for no extra charge.
Pay with cash, not credit cards. While credit cards get you a good exchange rate, many places offering Europe's best deals — from craft shops to bed & breakfasts — accept only cash.
When changing cash, avoid exchange bureausthat don't show both the buying and selling rate. By seeing both rates you can derive the profit margin — which should be within 5 percent. Places showing only the selling rate are hiding something... an obscene profit margin.
Wear a money belt. You'll save money by not losing it. Thieves target Americans not because they're mean but because they're smart. They know we're the ones with the good stuff in our purses and wallets. Assume beggars are pickpockets. Be wary of commotions in crowds and fake police who ask to see your wallet. When you know the scams, they're almost entertaining.
Students, families, and seniors should ask for discounts. But be warned: Because the US doesn't reciprocate, many countries don't give their standard senior citizen discounts to Americans.
In any transaction, understand all fees and expenses. Ask to have bills itemized. Assume you'll be short-changed. Always ask how much. Do your own arithmetic and don't let the cashier rush you. Smile but be savvy. You'll save lots of money.
Travel with a partner to share and save. A single hotel room often costs nearly the same as a double. And by splitting taxis, chores, guidebooks, and picnics couples save both time and money.
Buy your maps in Europe at half the price you'd pay in America. And you'll find a wider selection.
Communicate online rather than by mailing postcards. For the cost of a postcard and a stamp you can be online in a cybercafé for about 15 minutes. Many libraries, hotels and hostels offer free Internet access.
Europe's 2,000 hostels offer countless cheap dorm beds. A hostel membership pays for itself in four nights. And it's not limited to youths. In fact, those over 55 get a discount on a hostel card. Using the hostel's kitchen, you can cook for the price of groceries — a great savings for traveling families.
Take advantage of department stores anywhere in Europe for cheap folk art, souvenirs, and post cards. Local shoppers eat cheaply at department store cafeterias and restaurants. Savvy travelers can too.
While notorious for ripping off tourists, flea markets can offer some great deals. Prices are soft, so haggle.
Consider using a budget airline to connect distant cities. Europe's highly competitive no-frills airlines — such as Ryanair and Virgin Air — can often get you from one city to another faster and cheaper than the train. You generally book the flights yourself by phone or on the Web. Beware though: Cheap airlines often use small airports located far from town, which can cost a little extra time and money.
Hike in the Alps. Even if you pay for a lift ticket to get you quickly into the high country, the glories of the Alps are one of Europe's great values. The Alps are littered with helicopter-supplied mountain huts offering cheap beds and menu prices that don't go up with the altitude.
Know your hotel's cancellation policy and keep track of what you reserved. No shows are generally charged one night. If you won't make it, cancel long in advance. Reconfirm all hotel reservations two days in advance. Even a fine hotel can mess up a booking. Arriving and finding no room can become a huge and costly headache.
Avoid travel agent and tourist office room-finding services. They charge a fee and generally offer only the highest-priced rooms with no discounts. For the best accommodations values, use a guidebook, shop around, and go direct.
Find rooms on the fly, and check business hotels for off-peak deals. Brussels and the Scandinavian capitals, which cater to business travelers, offer deep discounts to travelers who arrive without reservations when business traffic is slow. During summer and weekends year-round, you can get a fancy business hotel room at a cheap one-star hotel price. It's not unusual to score a $300 double for $100.
Throughout Europe, budget chain hotels rent rooms at B&B prices. Since these cookie-cutter rooms cost the same for singles, couples, or even a family of four, they offer the greatest savings for traveling families.
Be smart about hotel choices. A three-star place (with room service and a 24-hour reception desk) is a bad value for a budget traveler who's satisfied with one-star services. Lavish lobbies can hide crummy rooms. See, smell, and hear the room before accepting it. If you're interested in sleeping, choosing a view room overlooking a noisy square is a mistake. Opting for the shower and toilet down the hall can save you $30 a night.
Ask for a deal on your hotel room. You'll have the best chance of getting a discount if business is slow. Go direct (a room-finding service costs the hotel a booking fee), offer to pay in cash, or stay at least three nights.
Pack the room. The more people you put in a hotel room, the cheaper it gets per person. A quad is only a little more expensive than a double.
Avoid hotel breakfasts. While convenient, these are rarely a good value. If breakfast is optional, increase the character and lower the price by joining the local crowd at the corner café for your coffee and croissant.
Throughout southern Europe, drinks are cheaper at the bar than at a table. The table price can be a great value if you'll linger and enjoy the view. But those just tossing down a quick drink do it at the bar for about half price.
Every country has early bird and "Blue Plate" specials. Know the lingo, learn your options, and you can dine well with savvy locals anywhere in Europe for under $15.
Don't overtip. Only Americans tip 15 to 20 percent in Europe. We even tip when it's already included or not expected. Ask locals (who are customers rather than employees of a restaurant) for advice.
To save money in restaurants, couples can order a side salad and split an entree. To save more, request tap water instead of mineral water, drink the house wine, and skip desserts.
Make the most of public transit. Many single tickets are actually good for round-trip, transfers, or an hour of travel. Three rides generally cost more than a day pass. Airports almost always have cheap and convenient public transit connections to the town center.
Museum passes can save time and money. The Paris Museum pass, for example, pays for itself in three visits and saves you hours by letting you skip the long lines and scoot right into each sight. Also, with some passes, you'll pop painlessly into sights that might otherwise not be worth the expense.
If you get sick, see a doctor sooner rather than later. While it seems stressful to get medical help, visiting a clinic in Europe is actually an inexpensive and interesting experience. Any hotel or tourist office can point you in the right direction. You'll be diagnosed, have the proper medicine prescribed, and be on the mend sooner in your trip.

How can I travel on my budget ?

How can I travel on my budget ?

The economy may be wobbly, but our travel dreams are still strong — for good reason. Europe is every bit as magical as ever, and no recession can change that. What matters is how well you manage your travel budget, and how you use those skills to create a better trip. Playing your cards right, and spending less will lower the barrier that separates you and the culture you've traveled so far to experience.
To help you keep your dream trip affordable, here are 50 thrifty ways to stretch your travel dollar in Europe...

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Burj Khalifa Tower and The District Of Downtown Dubai

A unique city

Dubai is often considered the nerve center of the UAE. Always higher, further, more beautiful, more expensive - this is the mantra of the city. Today, it is the skyscrapers that draw the vast urban landscape of the city, where there are few decades, there was a desert of sight.
The city is a special blend between modern metropolis and charm straight out of 1001 nights. Tourists who pass through the Emirate will be impressed by the beauty of the beaches, luxury hotels and a gigantic shopping center.

Holidays sea

Dubai has a variety of sandy palm-fringed beaches. Sit back with countless skyscrapers and at the immensity of the Persian Gulf.Various water parks seduce families and all those who thirst for adventure!

Your last minute holiday!

DUBAI PRACTICE - TRAVEL TIPS

Let's face with its scheduled flights and luxury hotels, Dubai is not really a destination for backpackers mowed. Moreover, tour operators cheap holiday specialists do not schedule Dubai in their brochures. But according to the time it is possible to travel smart. For example, in July, a room in a 5 * Deluxe costs 2 times cheaper than the same in October and some hotels even offer half board. Yes June-September mercury never drops below 36 ° C and in July / August, it seems that sometimes 45 ° C? Do not panic ! Here everything (hotels, restaurants, stores, malls, museums, banks, transport) is conditioned (by the way it will happen to you even get cold). A sweater with 40, is also that Dubai! ... And the pools are cooled.

Plan your trip to Dubai

 Choose a flight or a hotel at the best price - 

for those who like to search and choose themselves a flight, hotel or car rental at the best price on the Internet, try our travel engine. From your departure dates to Dubai it will search for you the best offers from hundreds of flight proposals or hotels that will compare and rank from the best price. You have to click on the banner "More info" to see the detailed offer. Compare flight times, the categories of hotels and do not hesitate to change settings to get the best price (and if you do not go to Paris, just put your provincial town as a departure)

 Emirates and the A380: 

a must and a privilege at reasonable prices - are found, depending on the time, flights Emirates Dubai-Paris (or Nice-Dubai), some A380 (on Paris Dubai for now) for less 500 euros to / and unparalleled comfort (the new Emirates A380 to discover a new experience of the trip).
En as a partner we can put you in touch with the website France Emirates (ranked best airline website) visit, simulate and find the best deal and the best time to book your flight online, it ' free and without intermediary (we do not sell anything ourselves, being neither agency nor travel merchant).

 The strengths of Dubai

Structure hotel of impeccable quality
outstanding local Infrastructure
Toute the year, mild temperatures and sunshine allow for varied leisure (excursions, diving, golf, water sports, fishing, skiing ...) to suit all tastes
cosmopolitan and welcoming Société
total security Climat and spotless
Plages clean and quiet.

Climate and weather in Dubai: from when to Dubai?

subtropical Climat to extreme temperatures and humidity in the summer and pleasant the rest of the year. Sometimes it rains in winter inside the country (Hajjar Mountains), but with 12 days of rain a year the sky is always blue and sunny
Les extreme annual temperatures range between 10 and 48 ° C. In January the average rises to 24 ° C in July to 41 ° C. The most pleasant temperatures are from October to May In summer they are higher but the infrastructure (hotels, restaurants, shopping centers) and all means of transport are air conditioned.

- Dubai Weather: weather forecast in Dubai today and following days (see)
- Temperatures and annual precipitation in Dubai (see)

 What to wear in Dubai

En light cotton for comfort in summer and light jacket or sweater in winter. Allow sunscreen, sunglasses and a sweater for air-conditioned places.
Contrairement to neighboring countries and emirates, Dubai there is no dress code for visitors (and especially women). The bikinis are allowed on the beach and pool but respect Islamic rules (hair, shoulders, arms and legs covered) to visit the Jumeirah Mosque (the only one open to non Muslims).

 Formalities, visa documents, vaccinations and health

Passeport valid more than 6 months after return
Visa free tourist allocated on arrival in the UAE (60-day).
Aucun vaccine is required but check on France diplomacy before starting (see)

Official and spoken language

The official language is Arabic but English is spoken almost everywhere

 How to go to Dubai and how much does it cost?

100 companies Plus serve Dubai but we retained

- Direct flight Paris Dubai: Air France and Emirates with daily go back
- With Transit: Lufthansa (Frankfurt) Qatar Airways (Doha) Gulf Air (Bahrain or Abu Dhabi)

Flight Durée Dubai about 6 1/2 hours to 7 hours without transit, 8 to 9 hours with a stopover.
Décalage time: + 3 hours in winter (GMT + 4), + 2 hours in summer (GMT + 3)
Pour know all airlines serving Dubai, schedules and fares try our flight search "Liligo" (to top of page) or the Emirates France website

 Where to stay in Dubai - Select or book a hotel in Dubai

A Dubai, be it in the city, on the beach or in the desert, you will find the best hotels in the world .: Pour choose from more than 500 proposals for hotels in Dubai select the hotel of our trip comparator tab ( "Plan your trip to Dubai" at the top of the page) and enter your travel dates and the engine will search for you the best offer)

 Money, currency and credit card

Dirham UAE is pegged to the dollar: 1 US $ = 3.67 Dirhams
rate of the day with other currencies (Convert to date)
credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club and American Express are accepted everywhere (especially in hotels, restaurants and shops).
more ATMs are plentiful

 Telephone and Telecommunications

international telecommunications are very expensive (but Dubai in Dubai, which are free) especially at the hotel. Take this opportunity to leave a breather your mobile phone. If you're addicted, communications are cheaper night and Friday.
Internet is available at low cost in most hotels.
Pour call France: 00-33 and No. zone without the zero and the 8 digits of your correspondent (eg 1 to Paris, Marseille for 4, 6 for laptops.).

 Drinking Water, alcohol, kitchen

Water is drinking in Dubai, but the mineral water sold in bottles is better. They are everywhere (hotels, restaurants, supermarket, petrol station and even distributors in the street).
Dubaï offers all the kitchen of the world, and a kitchen called "fusion" combining Eastern and Western flavors.
Hormis those located in hotels and restaurants are not allowed to serve alcohol.

 Photographs and current éléctrique

No specific advice for photography in Dubai. However avoid photographing sensitive locations (airports, military installations, oil wells).
It is considered offensive to photograph a woman and it is best to ask permission before photographing men.
En silver as digital, pay attention to heat (do not let your appliances in the sun) and moisture, and station desert sand and dust in general.
Pellicules silver: ISO 200 or ISO 400 if you want to work in lower light.
Digital Appareils, think about your battery chargers (NPC autonomous recorder, etc.)
Courant Power: 220 volts US plug (3 flat plugs). Provide an international adapter although adapters are in the rooms or at reception on request.

 Practice-Infos: you need to know to be cool in Dubai

In Ramadan, and a sign of respect, he is asked tourists not to drink, eat or smoke in public from sunrise to sunset (dates vary careful from one year to another).
Customs does not practice exchange control and arrival allow duty-free cigarettes in 2000, 2 liters of wine and 2 liters of alcohol.
Weekly rest day is Friday (not on Sundays).
Nudism and romantic events in public is prohibited.
The  legal alcohol level while driving is ZERO (if you must drive, remember our 0.40 g / l allowed because here for a drink, hello the damage). Try the local restaurants (no alcohol) or take a taxi.
Drug trafficking (including Hash and Mari) is a crime as well as murder, robbery and rape. Traffickers risk the death penalty and consumers a sentence of four to fifteen years in prison (even for a dose of a few milligrams).

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Take Trip To Dubai And Discover Luxury Dubai Hotels

Hotel Dubai

Take a trip to Dubai and experience the new Arab dream. modernity island in the Arabian Peninsula, the crossroads between East and West, Dubai plays the card of excess on the world tourism scene. Once barren desert and small fishing port famous for its pearls, the emirate of Dubai, now in full economic and real estate boom, has countless luxury hotels and is one of the most dynamic countries in the world.

The best time to visit Dubai

Dubai is located between the desert and the sea on the shores of the Arabian Gulf which gives it a subtropical climate. It is best to make your stay in Dubai between January and May when heat and humidity are moderate and that nature is in full bloom.

Getting to Dubai?

Dubai International Airport (DXB), located only a few kilometers from downtown, is one of the most modern in the world. hub for air traffic in the region, the airport has several terminals and a huge duty free. Most airlines fly or make a transit through Dubai.

The road network is excellent, making the car the best means of transport in the emirate. Public transport, buses and water buses and taxis are just as effective and more economical

Tourist attractions in Dubai

Ski resort in the desert restaurants of sight, the tallest tower in the world, souks of sight, artificial islands shaped planet, more luxurious hotels as each other as the 5 star hotels. Burj Al Arab Dubai puts eyeful! Sports enthusiasts can enjoy golf and scuba diving, fashionistas get lost in the numerous shopping centers of the city, and families to relax and cool off Jumeira Beach Park.