Sunday, January 31, 2010

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Romantic Holidays

MUSSOORIE - 2 Nights/ 3 Days
Avalon Resort @ Rs.9,499/ couple
Honeymoon Inn @ Rs.6,499/ couple

NAINITAL - 2 Nights/ 3 Days
Vikram Vintage Inn @ Rs.7,999/ couple
Elphinstone Hotel @ Rs.6,499/ couple

CORBETT - 2 Nights/ 3 Days
River View Retreat @ Rs.10,999/ couple
Ashokas Tiger Trail @ Rs.6,999/ couple

RANIKHET - 2 Nights/ 3 Days
Woodsvilla @ Rs.9,299/ couple
Chevron Resort @ Rs.8,499/ couple

SHIMLA - 2 Nights/ 3 Days
Woodville Palace @ Rs.9,499/ couple
Hotel Silverine @ Rs.5,999/ couple

CHAIL/ KUFRI - 2 Nights/ 3 Days
Tarikas Jungle Retreat @ Rs.12,699/ couple
Kufri Holiday Resort @ 9,699/ couple

MANALI - 3 Nights/ 4 Days
Royal Park @ Rs.6,499/ couple
Snow Valley Resorts @ Rs.7,299/ couple

JAIPUR - 2 Nights/ 3 Days
KK Royal @ Rs.10,299/ couple
Amber Vilas @ Rs.8,299/ couple

Inclusions: Welcome Drink • Daily Breakfast & Dinner • All applicable taxes.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Ballroom Dancing in Blackpool with Panasonic

I will try to publish (link) some of the best high quality Ballroom video's from YouTube on this blog. The first video is a commercial from Panasonic in Blackpool. Enjoy it.

Ik ga proberen enkele van de beste hoge kwaliteits Ballroom video's van YouTube op deze blog te publiceren (linken). De eerste video is een reklame filmpje van Panasonic in Blackpool. Geniet er van.

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Chennai Hotels

Chennai Hotels
Chennai Hotels - Choose the Best For Your Stay

The capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai in South India adorns the Coromandal Coast of India. The second largest exporter city of software and Information Technology in India, Chennai houses an abundance of modes of accommodation. The high standards of hospitality and technological advancements get several of these Chennai hotels listed amongst best in the country. Like the city the hotels in Chennai are also praised for their pristine location by the sea or close to the business and entertainment centre of the city.
Clubbed around the tourist places of interest, these Chennai hotels offer state-of-the-art amenities along with heart-warming hospitality. Known as 'Gateway to South India', Chennai is a culturally and economically thriving city. The city ruled by various dynasties such as Pallavas, Cholas, Pandyas and more, Chennai is proud to divulge its rich heritage through a variety of historical monuments and stunning temples. These beauteous structures laid the foundation for hotels in Chennai which are mostly resemblance of the fine artistry created by their ancestors in the ancient age.

Chennai Hotels
The travellers on a leisurely visit to the city should first look into list of hotels available in all categories for a clear view before making any hotel booking in Chennai. Look for the ones mainly perched on the beach for a quiet time with your loved ones amidst scenic beauty. The ones visiting the city for a business purpose should be looking at array of accommodation placed near airport, industrial areas and economical centre.

Five Star Hotels in Chennai: Accommodating the guests in well spacious rooms these luxury hotels in Chennai are further embellished with chic interiors and all the modern comforts. Rejuvenating spas, swimming pool, prompt room service, perky nightclubs, tantalizing eatables on offer along with conferencing and secretarial services together creates provision for both travellers on a business or recreational tour to Chennai. Amongst best of the luxury hotels in Chennai names of Taj Coromandel, The Park, Fisherman's Cove, Park Sheraton & Towers and Le Royal Meridien are most respected.

Chennai Hotels
Economy & Budget Hotels in Chennai: The city is thronged by a number of travellers each year and the second most growing city of India, Chennai is well equipped with a variety of accommodation arrangements to suffice requirements of all. The city is dotted by a series of standard economy and budget class hotels. These Chennai hotels differs from the luxury hotels in countenance and space and yet are decent properties availing good value for money accommodation. These hotels offers comforts required for a comfortable stay for the modern traveler that includes adequately spaced rooms, television, room service, telephone, safety locker and conference amenities and more. Before making any bookings one must explore various Chennai hotel packages on offer to get the best deals for your stay in the city. Amongst best of the three star properties Aadithya Hotel, Hotel Royal Plaza, Hotel Marriott Courtyard, Hotel Maurya International and Beverly Hotel are renowned names.

Luxury Beach Resorts in Goa

Goa Hotels
Celebrate Life Affluently at Luxury Beach Resorts in Goa

Embodiment of heavenly beauty on Earth, Goa is located on the western coast of India where it is bordered by vast, incessant Arabian Sea. Envisage a series of beauteous sun-kissed beaches, world heritage architecture with the backdrop of verdant, mesmerizing vistas and numerous gorgeous places of worship and Goa serves it all in a colorful palate. A popular tourist town, Goa is donned by a variety of hotels; these hotels in Goa comprise various luxury properties for a rejuvenating experience. Amongst these Goa hotels those by the sea shores offer most refreshing and enjoyable stay along with uninterrupted sight of the ocean stretched in front.

Dotted with a wide range of stunningly beautiful beaches, Goa attracts thousands of travelers from world over for a relaxed holiday experience. Amongst this abundance of Goa beach resorts are those every traveler craves for. These luxury domes are replete with a variety of amenities amongst comfortable settings and are further complimented with numerous leisure activities promising a fun filled Goa tour. At these luxury beach resorts in Goa, one can rejuvenate amidst nature's bounty and unwind with unlimited luxuries thrown at your feet.

Goa Hotels
An erstwhile Dutch colony, Goa is adorned with a number of spectacular churches that avails a peep into ancient Christian life in Goa. The land pulsating gaiety and cheerful pleasures, Goa also has a spiritual essence that can be experienced by a visit to gorgeous age old churches here. Before booking hotels in Goa one must explore the list of options available for luxury accommodation. Amongst best of luxury beach resorts in Goa some of the most preferred hotels are:

Taj Exotica Goa: Adding another feather to the hat of esteemed Taj hotel group, Taj Exotica is synonym for luxury and serenity. Overlooking the Arabian Sea the hotel is covered with lush foliage that is both soothing and rejuvenating. A sun kissed porch, lavish architecture and grand corridors with flowers laden patios this Goa hotel is for a memorable holiday.

Fort Aguada Beach Resort: The ruins of 16th century Portuguese fortress were revamped in order to create one of the most affluent accommodations in Goa. Overlooking the gorgeous beach, this resort offers diverse forms of accommodation, a range of fabulous dining options and a plethora of options for indulging in leisure activities.

Goa Hotels
Whispering Palms Beach Resort: The resort located amidst pictorial settings, Whispering Palms Beach Resort is one of the most preferred resorts in Goa. Unwind at the sunny stretch to the sea or enjoy a lazy afternoon by the beauteous swimming pool or simply bask in the beauty of colorful flora that surrounds the resort for a tranquilizing effect of Goa tour.

Cidade de Goa Beach Resort: Creating a magical blend of charming traditions and modern affluence, Cidade de Goa Beach Resort is meant for a romantic stay on the seafront. The architecture of the resort resembles that of Portuguese splendor and the hotel overlooks gorgeous Goan beach that adds to the lavish ambiance making this Goa hotel an eternal luxury dome.

Viktualienmarkt, München

Early morning, I am going for a walk on the Viktualienmarkt on my way to work. It's very cold but surprisingly no snow, which is exceptional this time of the year. The viktualienmarkt is a market place where they sell food products like: fruit, cheese, meat, fish, vegetables, wild products... The name Vitualien comes from "lebensmitteln" or food products. This is a very nice place to visit during spring and summer where you can enjoy a beer on a terrace or a freshly squeezed juice. In the background you see the church of the Holy Spirit (St. Peter). I can't wait to go there again to enjoy a beer in the summer.

In de vroege morgen op weg naar het werk, wandel ik op de Viktualienmarkt. Het is zeer koud en er ligt geen sneeuw wat uitzonderlijk is voor deze tijd van het jaar. De Viktualienmarkt is een markt waar voedingsmiddelen worden verkocht zoals: fruit, kaas, vlees, vis, groenten, wild... De naam Viktualien komt van "lebensmitteln" of voedingsmiddelen. Dit is een zeer mooie plaats om in de lente of de zomer te genieten van een biertje of een vers geperst fruitsapje. Op de achtergrond zie je de kerk van de Heilige Geest (St. Peter). Ik kan bijna niet wachten tot de zomer om hier terug een biertje te gaan drinken.

München Viktualienmarkt Demuinck Pardon
München Viktualienmarkt Demuinck Pardon
München Viktualienmarkt Demuinck Pardon
München Viktualienmarkt Demuinck Pardon
München Viktualienmarkt Demuinck Pardon
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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Amarnath Yatra

Amarnath Yatra
Amarnath Via Baltal

Tour Details: For all the religious kinds, this journey takes you to one of the most divine lands of India- Shri Amarnath which is quite difficult to reach. Travelmasti has made all the special arrangements to make this spiritual journey an easy one for you.

Day Wise Breakup

DAY 01 SRINAGAR: On arrival at Srinagar, you will meet our representative at the Airport and transfer to Deluxe Houseboat. overnight at houseboat.

Amarnath Yatra
DAY 02 SRINAGAR LOCAL SIGHTSEEING (50 KMS): Half-day tour of world famous Mughal Gardens visiting the Nishat Bagh (the
garden of pleasure) built by Asif Jha in 1636 and Shalimar Bagh (abode of love) built by Jehangir for his beloved wife Nur Jahan in 1619. afternoon Shikara ride on the Dal lake to enjoy the beauty of the city.overnight at houseboat

DAY 03 SRINAGAR-SONMARG-BALTAL(113KMS): Drive to Sonmarg (2690 m) which is the most beautiful drive from srinagar.lunch at sonmarg, continue drive towards Baltal.overnight in tents.

DAY 04 BALTAL- AMARNATH- BALTAL (32KMS): Leave early morning for Amarnath holy cave (3953 m) where you can see ice shivlingam.this holy cave is visited by thousands of hindu piligrims on the full moon. from amarnath steep decend towards Baltal 4hrs walk. over night in tents

Amarnath Yatra
DAY 05 BALTAL- SONMARG-SRINAGAR (112 KMS): After breakfast leave for srinagar, arrive srinagar at lunch time. overnight at house boat.

Evening visit to Shankracharya Temple (Shiva Temple), from where you can view the magnificient beauty of Srinagar city and lakes.over night at houseboat.

DAY 06 SRINAGAR: Afternoon transfer to the Airport for onward destination
For more information you can Contact us at - 09717096542.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Five Star Facelift for Famous Hotel

The Palais Stephanie in Cannes has finished its extensive €38 million renovation, the first of its kind in decades in Cannes, and has just been awarded its fifth star.

Palais Stéphanie sits on the original site of the Palais des Congrès, where the first Cannes Film Festivals were held until the new Palais des Festivals was inaugurated in 1983.The dramatic redesign pays tribute to the legendary

El Alcazar de Segovia

31/12/2009: El dia de fin de año, antes de ir a comer cochinillo nos fuimos a visitar el Alcázar. Esta fortificación es impresionante tanto por fuera como por dentro. Entramos al recinto por la puerta de la primera foto, encontramos unos jardines con un monumento en su interior y desde allí nos asomamos a ver las vistas:

Durante la Edad Media fue residencia de los reyes de Castilla.

Solamente es posible acceder a su interior pasando por su puente levadizo, en el que a ambos lados podemos ver un profundo foso.

Vista de la Torre de Juan II cruzando el puente levadizo:

En el interior del Alcázar encontramos numerosas salas, en algunas de ellas armaduras y lienzos de los reyes o batallas:

Esta es la Cámara Regia, el dormitorio real, esta compuesto por una cama gótica con madera de nogal y tejidos de oro en su parte superior:

Sala del Trono, reconstrucción del estrado que utilizaban los Reyes Católicos en sus audiencias. En la parte superior se lee la inscripción "Tanto Monta", en esta sala destaca también su cúpula:

La Sala de los Reyes, es la más amplia, en su parte superior, en las cuatro esquinas de la sala se encuentran las figuras de 52 reyes y reinas de Asturias y Castilla y León:

Desde uno de los ventanales del Alcázar pudimos ver estas vistas:

Vidrieras en el interior del Alcázar:

Vimos también la sala de armas que tiene una buena colección de armaduras (también para niños), espadas, ballestas, cañones, escudos, etc.
Desde el patio que veis bajo subimos los 152 peldaños de la Torre de Juan II:

Subiendo los peldaños de la estrecha escalera en espiral pasamos junto algunas puertas de acceso a las celdas que tenia la torre cuando fue utilizada como prisión.
Desde la Torre de Juan II:
La fortaleza tiene un diseño como el de los castillos que salen en las películas, desde allí hay muy buenas vistas hacia la catedral de Segovia y al otro lado hacia el valle y el rio.

Vale la pena bajar por la carretera hasta la la iglesia templaria de La Vera Cruz para ver el Alcázar de Segovia desde otras vistas:
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Sendlinger Tor and Isartor, München (Munich)

It's always nice to go for a walk in Munich. Here in the early morning you see the medieval Gothic Gates (in German Tor) of the ancient city wall. There are still three gates in the city. Here you see the Sendlinger Tor and the Isartor. They were both build early 14th century. On the Isartor you find a fresco painting which displays the triumph of Ludwig from Bavaria after the victory against the Habsburgers in 1322.

Het is altijd leuk een wandeling te maken door München. Hieronder zie je de Sendlinger Tor en de Isartor in de vroege ochtend, twee van de drie nog bestaande gotische stadspoorten. Beide poorten werden gebouwd in het begin van de 14de eeuw. Op de Isartor vind je een fresco van de overwinning van Ludwig van Bayern tegen de Habsburgers in 1322.

Sendlinger Tor Isartor München Munich Demuinck Pardon
Sendlinger Tor Isartor München Munich Demuinck Pardon
Sendlinger Tor Isartor München Munich Demuinck Pardon
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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
Rejuvenate the Senses With Spiritual Energies - Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

India is indeed a country that has many features, states, aspects and all this under one roof. The besieging beauty of a region may mesmerize the senses to higher levels of ecstasy. Besides this, North India tours would add new experiences in the lives of travelers and could rejuvenate their minds and hearts with positive energies. The vacationers might have visited many parts of North India, but Kailash Mansarover Yatra (Tibet) embraces a special place amongst Indian and as well as foreign travelers.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
From the pages of mythological books, this destination is the abode of Lord Shiva and remains the top pilgrimage center amongst Hindus as well as Buddhists. It is believed that infinite number of saints still performs penance and meditation in their astral bodies.

According to Vedas, the Kailash Mansarover Yatra (tour) could eliminate the accumulated sins of the devotees forever and the divine souls would guide hi/her mind to a righteous path. The aspiring pilgrims could avail the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra packages according to their comfort and convenience. The lull of the snow clad mountains, mellifluous music of the scintillating backwaters, and the peace of the high altitudes would leave the travelers spell bound.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
Tour to Kailash Mansarovar could change the entire psychological state of mind and would infuse equanimity in the souls of the pilgrims.
While on a North India tours besides visiting Kailash Mansarover, the vacationers as well as pilgrims could also visit other destinations in Tibet. Sharing corners with India, vacationers can also travel to various regions in North India. Blessed with all the natural faculties various pockets in the North India tours could be the most intoxicating experience for the devotees.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
Performing meditation at placid regions of the North India tours would help the vacationers to release their negative energy. Trip to Kailash Mansarovar could be the most intoxicating experience for the vacationers looking for complete seclusion. In this context Kailash Mansarovar lake holds a vital importance. It is amongst the biggest fresh water lakes in the world.

Mansarovar Lake lies at 4,556 m. The Manasa Sarovar is relatively round in shape with a circumference of 88 kilometers (55 mi). Its depth is 90 m (300 ft) and its surface area is 320 square kilometers (120 sq mi).
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
The lake freezes in winter and melts only in the spring. While traveling through the verdant domains of the region, the vacationers would get an opportunity to feel the religious fervor of the region. The travelers who are really keen to explore the serene domains of the region must avail the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra packages from various tour operators located in different parts of the world.

For visiting Kailash Mansarovar the travelers must plan their entire tour in advance.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
As it is nestled in Tibet (now occupied by China), the aspiring vacationers have to go through the process where the have to fulfill all the conditions related to permits and special tourists visas. So the vacationers who are really eager to discover the age old mythological temples and other places must plan a Kailash Mansarovar YatraFor more information you can Contact us at 09717096542.

Getting Close in Himachal Tour

Himachal Tour
Getting Close in Himachal

Tour Details: Go for this special honeymoon tour, especially designed for you and enjoy breathtaking scenery, culture, history and heritage, celebrations, fairs and festivals. Feel this get-close experience like none-other.

Himachal Tour
Highlights: A honeymoon in Himachal is an unforgettable experience of getting close to nature & romance. The landscape offers breathtaking scenery, culture, history and heritage, celebrations, fairs and festivals. The Himachal essence assures the
couple of a get-close
experience like none other.

Day Wise Breakup

Day 01 Delhi to Shimla: Drive from Delhi by road. On arrival check into your hotel, rest of the evening at leisure.

Himachal Tour
Day 02 Shimla: After breakfast visit Fagu, Kufri to enjoy panoramic views of the hills. In the evening visit Jakhoo temple, later walk down to the bustling mall & enjoy shopping.

Day 03 Shimla to Manali: After breakfast you will drive to Manali. After check-in evening is free to relax & enjoy the facilities at the hotel.

Day 04 Manali: After breakfast you have an opportunity to visit Vashisht Temple, Hidimba Devi Temple & Solang Valley.

Himachal Tour
Day 05 Manali: This morning you will drive upto Rohtang Pass, where you may get a chance to frolic in the snow. Also visit Kothi, Rahalla waterfalls on the way. Rest of the evening is free to explore Manali.

Day 06 Manali- Chandigarh: After breakfast you will be driven to Chandigarh, where you can enjoy your evening. Time permitting take up some local sightseeing.

Himachal Tour
Day 07 Chandigarh - Delhi: After breakfast you will be driven back to Delhi, en-route visit Rock Garden and Rose Garden.

Package Cost Per Person

Valid Till 31st March 2010
Package Cost
Rs. 11,999 Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis

Himachal Tour

Non-AC Indica for a couple at exclusive disposal as per the itinerary. (KM Limit 1500)
02 nights accommodation in Shimla
03 Nights accommodation in Manali
01 Nights accommodation in Chandigarh
Daily Breakfast & Dinner
All Toll tax, Parking, Driver Allowances & State Tax.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Restaurant Van der Valk, Nootdorp

When driving around in The Netherlands and looking for something to eat, keep an eye on the Toucan. This bird is the symbol of the Hotel chain Van der Valk. Most of these hotels have a restaurant that serves good quality food at reasonable prices. All the hotels are located near highway exits. On Sunday we enjoyed the lunch in Nootdorp. We were surprised that the fried Tiger prawn starter in combination with a prawn Carpaccio was absolutely excellent. The beef Carpaccio was also very good. All restaurants have a high capacity. I can only recommend this chain when you travel around in The Netherlands. It will be very difficult to find something of the same quality for this price.

Als je rondreist in Nederland en je zoekt iets te eten, let dan op de Toekan. Deze vogel is het symbool van de hotelketen Van der Valk. De meeste van deze hotels hebben een restaurant dat goede kwaliteit serveert tegen redelijke prijzen. Alle hotels liggen dicht bij autosnelweguitritten. Vorige zondag genoten we van de lunch in de Van der Valk te Nootdorp. We waren echt onder de indruk van de gefrituurde Gamba combinatie met Gamba Carpaccio als voorgerecht. De rundscarpaccio was ook zeer goed. Ik kan deze restaurants zeker aanbevelen als je rondreist in Nederland. Het zal zeer moeilijk zijn iets beter te vinden aan deze prijzen.

Restaurant Van der Valk Nootdorp Demuinck Pardon
Restaurant Van der Valk Nootdorp Demuinck Pardon
Restaurant Van der Valk Nootdorp Demuinck Pardon
Restaurant Van der Valk Nootdorp Demuinck Pardon
Restaurant Van der Valk Nootdorp Demuinck Pardon
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