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Buying a Holiday Home in Australia

October 9th, 2011 → 2:45 pm @

Australia is an excellent location for buying a holiday home. It has all sorts of landscapes and both rural and urban communities. The coastline around the entire continent offers large, sunny beaches and aquatic activities. The marine life is like no other in the world and the crystal clear waters will have you not wanting to leave.

Queensland, Australia is one of the most popular locations in the world for purchasing a holiday home. It is located on the Great Barrier Reef and offers the most interesting marine life in the world. The coastal areas are full of tranquil beaches and amazing views. Inland has a combination of urban and rural communities. In Queensland, you will always have something to do and will never be bored. You can relax on the beach, go scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef and catch the nightlife in town.

Sydney is another great choice for buying a holiday home. The largest city in Australia is home to a large arts population and some of the most beautiful architecture in the world. The Sydney Opera House is a piece of work on its own and houses some of the best performances. Whether you want to see the ballet, symphony or a concert, the opera house will have it. The Sydney harbor will have you not missing the beach. Taking a ferry around the harbor is relaxing and offers some of the best views in the world.

Melbourne is the perfect spot for a holiday home. It is located in Victoria which is on the southern point of Australia. You get an urban feel on the coast. There are beautiful beaches, wonderful aquatic activities and plenty of attractions to visit. Melbourne has art museums, theaters, theme parks and gardens. It has something for people of all ages and will provide you an excellent holiday spot.

Australia is known for its unique marine life, beautiful coastal views and large waves for surfing. However, it has so much more. It is an excellent location for purchasing a holiday home because no matter what type of activity you are looking for, you will find it in Australia.

Sally is a journalist and freelance writer. She loves to write about travel and property and writes a blog for Coupon Croc .

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Best Place for Holiday Homes in Asia

October 9th, 2011 → 2:43 pm @

Choosing a location in Asia to purchase a holiday home can be very difficult. Asia is a large country with many different landscapes and cultures. Whether you are looking for a beach getaway, an urban oasis or a rural spot to relax, Asia has numerous locations to choose from.

Thailand is an excellent choice of location to purchase a holiday home. Thailand has a variety of different landscapes and a very welcoming culture. The locals are warm and quick to invite you into their homeland. The southern part of the country had tropical beaches, scuba diving and fishing. Coconuts grow wild in this area and are used in a lot of the local dishes. The northern part of the country is most true to the local culture. It is mostly scarce or tourism and therefore, you are more likely to get a feel for how they live. However, you will not feel like a tourist in this area. The locals will be more than happy to welcome you in and teach you their cultural traditions. Thailand cuisine is especially delicious as they try to use salty, sweet, spicy and sour ingredients in all of their dishes.

Singapore is another excellent choice for purchasing a holiday home. The multi-cultural country has many tourist attractions, amazing nightlife, a large selection of shopping and spas and delicious cuisine. The country has been modernized so it attracts a large amount of tourists each year. You will find different styles of cuisine and also attractions and shopping that is intended for tourists. There are many different islands that are connected by bridges or ferry and an urban population that rivals any other city.

Another great Asian location for a holiday home is the Maldives. It is a tropical paradise that is surrounded by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. There is a lot of diversity in the country due to the large rate of tourism. The sandy beaches and pristine waters allow you to go diving, fishing, para-sailing and participate in any other aquatic activity you can think of. Maldives is the perfect spot for the self-proclaimed beach bum.

No matter what type of holiday home you are looking for, you will find it in Asia. Since the continent has a diverse range of landscapes, population and cultures, you are bound to find something that suits your needs.

Sally is a journalist and freelance writer. She loves to write about cheap holidays , great food and fine wine.

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A Museum Tour Of Paris

October 7th, 2011 → 1:10 pm @

So many museums, so little time. So in order to be able to feel as if you have at least skimmed the surface of Paris’ many museums on your holiday there, here is a small list that you can pick and choose from.

Yes, everyone should see the Louvre. But it takes a great deal of time to explore all its different exhibits. Instead, visit just one. The private rooms of Napoleon III are housed in the main section in the Richelieu Wing of the Louvre and you can easily stroll through and enjoy them within a couple of hours. They are magnificent, many in deep reds and golds. When you reach the dining room stop and take a look a the sheer size of the chandeliers! Everything in the suite of rooms is the best of its time. And the biggest!

Housed in a beautiful mansion in the heart of Paris, the Musee Rodin showcases not only the sculptures of Auguste Rodin, but also showcases the interior of an amazing residence. Take time to enjoy the display inside, including stopping to view The Kiss and The Thinker, then take a stroll around the gardens. You will be enjoying a peaceful oasis in a stunning setting.

An unusual museum well off the beaten track is the small Musee Baccarat, located in a beautiful mansion and filled with historic Baccarat crystal pieces. Take a look at the “crystal room” which has been decorated by Phillippe Starck in an interesting way. This small museum is very French in every way, so it is a fun stop on your tour!

Another delightful mansion houses the Carnavalet Museum of the history of Paris. From furniture to store signs to paintings to coins, the Carnavalet is one of Paris’ best museums.

The Gobelins Manufactory is an amazing museum that also gets forgotten in the rush to see the big ones. It is where Gobelins tapestries and rugs have been made ince 1697. It only gives guided tours, and they are available on three days every week to take you through the factory that is still producing world class tapestries and rugs.

Contemporary art lovers should not miss a walk through the Centre Popidou. It is even interesting to look at as you approach it from the street. Take a tour through the exhibits inside and as you rise in the building going up floor by floor you will want to take out your camera because by the time you reach the top you will have had some amazing views over the city of Paris.

Alex is a journalist and travel blogger. He loves blogging about exotic destinations and beautiful scenery and about how to get the most out of Bedsearch accommodation .

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