What to Do in Dubai - Places to Go

What to Do in Dubai - Places to Go

Waterparks

There are two to choose from, both offering an action packed day out with a variety of features. We personally chose to go to the Aquaventure, located within The Atlantis Palm resort, as it was closer to our hotel and gave us the opportunity to see part of The Palm up close, as well at the renowned Atlantis Hotel. The other park is called Wild Wadi.

We booked our day out through our hotel's Tour Manager, for a slightly reduced rate of 260 Dirhams each, which included entry into the aquarium (inside the hotel) called 'The Lost Chambers'. I would advise pre-booking, as it really reduces your wait time when you arrive. *Note that transport is not included, but from JBR a taxi costs around 40 Dirhams, so is relatively inexpensive.

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Hotel B: A Celebration of Life and Art By Barbara de Mul

Hotel B: A Celebration of Life and Art By Barbara de Mul

Imagine if the Great Gatsby was your uncle, and he was Peruvian, and invited you over for the summer….if this were true, your Hudson might have been the Pacific, and your room a lofty dream surrounded by great artists.

This brand new hotel (its first guests were welcomed in May 2013) is known as ‘The House of Barranco’ (La casa de Barranco), and this is exactly what the management aims for: a home away from home, but also a celebration of life and all things beautiful.

Barranco has always been known as the bohemian district of Lima, but up till now it never had a real ‘art hotel’. The art is as eclectic as its international visitors, and some of it is for sale, but mostly it is there to create a place of wonder, as a complement to the grandeur of the French classic architecture.

From the moment you set foot in the hotel, you’ll also see large coffee table books everywhere: ‘we want to spark people’s curiosity, inspire them and make them feel part of Peruvian culture but also of the whole world’ says Carlos Jimenez, a Spanish arts historian who now works for the hotel.

And it’s all in the details for this new brand in town: upon check in, guests are welcomed with champagne, poetry and personalized gifts. It’s the second venue of Andean Experience in Peru, after Titilaka down on the famous lake, which is part of the renowned Relais Chateau-awarded hotels in the world. Hotel B is in the running for the same international recognition.

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Capital food and drink great eating out in London

Capital food and drink great eating out in London

London is easily one of the most diverse cities in the world and this is reflected not only in the people you meet, the shops and facilities available, but also in the food on offer. It is one of the most exciting things about the city that you can walk down a street and find real global cuisine.

Finding good food in London is never a challenge as there is always somewhere new to try around the next corner. Whatever your preferred tastes and whichever corner of the globe you prefer the flavours of, you will never struggle to find great places to eat in this bustling, diverse metropolis. Not only can you find places that offer the kind of food that is your usual favourite, but there are also innumerable opportunities to try something new, whether on the advice of someone in the know or simply by walking through the door of somewhere a bit different to your usual eateries.

Asian Cuisine

One area of global cuisine that London is particularly strong on is that of Asia. This is, in itself, incredibly varied and interesting and always has the capacity to surprise even the most established Asian food fan. For great sushi central London is brimming with great restaurants that offer the elegant fish and rice dishes in the traditional Japanese way, on conveyor belts and with an open kitchen area. Elsewhere, Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine is abundant and so too is Chinese food, although with both of these it is usually worth looking a little bit harder if you want the authentic taste.

photo : Photo: Paul Winch-Furness

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What people should know about accommodation Broadbeach

What people should know about accommodation Broadbeach

Those looking for accommodation Broadbeach should know that finding a place to stay is not as hard as they imagine and all they need to do is make sure they will keep a few things in mind. There are places that encompass all price ranges and they differ in terms of amenities and of course areas. Armed with the proper know-how though everyone can find a good place to stay in a short period of time.1. The first step people need to consider when they will want to rent a place to stay is the amount of money they can afford paying for an apartment if that's what they're after.2. When renting a place to stay people will also have to think about details like commuting time, if they are living in proximity of shopping centers, entertainment centers and markets. Some though would also like to know there is a park nearby they can take a daily walk in.3. Now people should get a pen and a piece of paper and then write down all the features that are important to them, like the number of bathrooms and bedrooms their place should have, laundry facilities, proximity to public transportation, acceptable pet policies, parking and so fort.4. Individuals should also scan the apartment listings in the newspapers and see whether there are nice places to live in the areas they like. The online services though are also a great place to start.5. It's also important to keep a file of notes, computer printouts and newspaper ads. Then people should call those ads and check them out thoroughly, visit the places and eventually take a decision on the top 3 they'd like to consider.6. There are also cases in which people cannot get around because they are new to an area and in this case they will have to sign up with an apartment finder service.7. At this point the individual should inspect the apartment very carefully.8. If everything is ok with the accommodation Broadbeach an application for the desired apartment should be filled out. Then it has to be submitted with a check for the amount of money the landlord and the tenant have agreed on.9. Lastly, the tenant should think about a move-in date, sign a contract and then if necessary, he or she should pay any rent and security deposit necessary.Tips and Warningsa) If people will consider apartment finder services they should know that these services only have a limited number of units to offer. On top of that they could also have limited info about the apartments they offer for rent and in negotiating leases, they may offer little leeway.b) Using the internet in order to learn more about the best areas in a city is recommended.c) Apartment finder services also require landlords to pay a commission and that is why people should be wary of services that demand hefty fees from them.d) Driving by prospective buildings in order to get a feel of the neighborhood is recommended.

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