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Spending the Day in Barcelona

As one of the most popular destinations in Europe, Barcelona is home to millions of residents who love the stunning beaches, warm weather, rich culture and architecture.

So how do we think you should spend a perfect day in Barcelona? Read on to find out what our well traveled Australian friends would recommend.

Take a free walking tour

Walking tours are a great way to get to know a city while learning about its history. ‘Sandeman’s’ and ‘Free Walking Tours Barcelona’ are the two best options to kick off your day and help you get a feel for Barcelona.

Visit the Barri Gotic

Barcelona’s old Gothic Quarter features narrow, winding streets and plenty of historic buildings. From here you can easily access the Barcelona History Museum and The Grand Royal Palace, home to the kings of Aragon.

Barcelona Cathedral

A short distance from the above spots, the Barcelona Cathedral was built during the late 13th to early 15th centuries and is a fantastic site to see for the small €7 entry fee. Anyone who loves architecture can’t miss seeing this!

Park Güell

Spend the afternoon outdoors in Park Güell, a 45-acre garden complex and World Heritage Site. The main terrace is surrounded by a long bench shaped like a sea serpent, which is perfect for a photo op! From here you can go to La Sagrada Família, a church that has been under construction for over 100 years and is an amazing piece of detailed architecture. This is an absolute must-see; it’s breathtaking.

Spend your evening watching flamenco

You can’t visit Barcelona without watching some flamenco dancing! Head to Los Tarantos, Barcelona’s oldest flamenco venue, for a 30-minute show, or Palau Dalmases, the most stunning flamenco venue in Barcelona. This palace has amazing décor and architecture, and even includes a drink with your ticket.

Allium Restaurant

For dinner, head to Barcelona’s best natural food restaurant, Allium, which only uses local ingredients. This well-priced establishment has a rustic feel, and the staff are always lovely. This is a great place to get the true Barcelona experience of great food and great hospitality.

This list is just a small part of everything Barcelona has to offer, but if your trip is only a short one, it’s a great way to see the best of Barcelona. We guarantee you’ll fall in love with this incredible city.

Is It Safe To Travel In 2021?

If you are having second thoughts about travelling, you are not alone. As the outbreak continues, more and more people are opting to just stay at home. And hey, staying at home is also a good decision as we want to make sure that we contribute to everyone’s safety.

Planning to travel in 2021?

However, you are also not alone for rethinking about your travel plans. Everyone is itching to go out again and see the world freely. With a new year already here, everyone just wants to know of when they can safely travel again.

A Roller Coaster answer

As the pandemic rages, booking a flight can be like a roller coaster. You may be able to book a flight to a country of your destination today but may not be able to enter because countries keep on changing their entry requirements.

It is not just the countries requirements that are kept on changing even travellers are mixed when it comes to travelling. They may book a flight but may still feel reluctant to visit a new location because of doubts for safety.

And while the vaccine is currently being distributed, there are new problems that are occurring. It may take a real while before we can truly become confident to travel. And while we may not be confident in going abroad, we may still be able to enjoy local tourism.

Travel locally

Visit the beach, rent an Airbnb or a hotel for a short vacation and just enjoy a short tour. Travelling locally will still allow you to take a break from the chaos that is happening now and at the same time, you will be able to enjoy the time you are going to spend away from home


Tips To Save Money When You Plan To Visit Singapore

Singapore may be the smallest country by land area, but size does not matter when it comes to this is a prosperous city as it has developed mega-attractions and casino driven integrated resorts making it an economic powerhouse.

Since Singapore is not big, travellers can easily visit the country while feeling generally safe. The city is also a top choice for first-time travellers, family trips, and for those who want to indulge in metropolitan luxuries.

Travelling to Singapore for the first time? Here are some ways to save money, plan your trip while maximizing your time.

Book your hotel in advance. Before you even get to the country, make sure to book your hotel early. Just like planning your trip and getting your plane tickets earlier, booking your room earlier will let you save more money. You can grab rock-bottom rates and avoid fully-booked rooms as soon as you know when you are travelling.

Check on discounts. Save money by checking prices online on tours, airport/city transfers, and so on. Booking before you leave will save you time and will avoid the hassles of bringing large amounts of cash during your trip.

Knowing the city. It is not that difficult to travel to the city since it is small and the infrastructure is highly developed. Even if you are travelling on your own, it is still easy and safe to do. You won’t easily get lost in the city because most Singaporeans speak and understand English, and the signs in the area are in English. Also, public transportation is reliable and efficient and is the best way to get around Singapore.

Money Travel Tips To Remember When Preparing Your Travel Money

Preparing for a trip is not actually difficult especially if you prepared ahead of time. One of the things you need to prepare and the most important item you should bring when you travel is money. Here is a list of how you should prepare this important commodity on your travel abroad.

Check the monetary conversion. Looking up the conversion rates before you go. It is very necessary because you definitely do not want to be surprised to go to your destination realizing that your money is not enough. Make sure you do the right math and get a sense of the conversion rate of your country to your point of destination.

Your credit card. If you are going to rely much on your credit cards, make sure that your cards work and accepted in the country you are visiting. Keep in mind that European banks have already switched to the more safe and secure chip-and-PIN technology and only a couple of businesses are accepting the old magnetic-strip cards.

Don’t change your money at the airport. You won’t get a good conversion rate in the airport or even around the city. It is better if you just use an ATM or go straight to a bank to have your money changed. They don’t usually charge a lot and the conversion is exact.

Prepare local cash. Don’t assume that all places accept credit cards especially when you ride the local transportation. Better have local cash ready and with you at all times.

Honeymoon Destinations – Popular Places To Visit This 2019

Ever wonder where you would go for your honeymoon? Here are some of our best and popular travel destinations for couples on a honeymoon this 2019:

Koh Lanta – Thailand

If you want an uncrowded island that provides an array of beautiful beaches, then Koh Lanta is for you. When in the province, you can visit Khao Mai Kaew Caves, Lanta Old Town, Klong Dao Beach, and Ko Lanta National Park.

Ubud – Bali

If you want to save money but still want to go to an unforgettable honeymoon location, then Bali is the right place to go. This secluded town called Ubud is the middle of a peaceful jungle which can really be a romantic location as you will be away from many people.

Langkawi – Indonesia

Langkawi has the most gorgeous beaches in Malaysia and is perfect for your once in a lifetime honeymoon. You can visit the Langkawi Sky Bridge, ride the Langkawi Cable Car, and visit the Underwater World.

Koh Rong, Cambodia

For newlyweds who want to have total privacy and want to have a total romantic time with their loved ones before they become totally busy with marriage life, Cambodia is the perfect place. This island in Koh Rong is your dream destination. You and your new partner will enjoy time snorkelling or scuba diving and just enjoy a quiet and relaxing time at Long Beach.

Sunshine Coast – Australia

From its charming beachside to its pleasant climate, Sunshine Coast has it all and can be a perfect romantic getaway you newlyweds want. Perfect time to visit is from May to November and while there, you will be able to enjoy the many offerings this beachside has to offer.

Travel Is Good – Reasons To Love Travel

There are many reasons why people love to travel. But the most common reason is we simply want to find joy in being in a new place. The sense of not knowing what to expect and the unfamiliarity of a destination makes most travellers anticipate the unknown positively.

Why do People Travel

To break a routine. Do you know that most people follow the work, commute, TV, eat, sleep, commute, repeat pattern 51 weeks a year just to get that one week of vacation? It is like we wear an invisible house arrest ankle bracelet, and we don’t even feel it. Travelling allows us to learn new things, meet new people, and acquire people’s perspectives and not just our own letting us gain more experience.

To see a change of scenery. Have you ever noticed how your mood changes when you see a green place or white sand and blue sea after being in a cold and grey city for a long time? But it is not just the escape from the cold that changes our perspectives, studies show that even our brain synapses work better when we experience a change of scenery. We become more creative, we move more and the effect is just amazing.

To experience the real world. Many travellers tend to be more open-minded especially those who really love to travel. They easily interact with people without getting shy or nervous when asking for help. They are more open in making connections and finding lasting friendships because of the experience.