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The Gold Coast of Australia

The Gold Coast of Australia

Gold Coast is considered the second extremely populated state in Australia. It’s actually a seaside city in South East Queensland, Australia and is Ninety four kms south of the state capital Brisbane. It is said that this particular city’s name is arguable, it attained the reputation as being the “gold coast” location by property investors. Gold Coast at present is actually the major vacation destination with its sunny subtropical environment, surfing beach locations, amusement parks, canal and river systems, nightlife and rainforest hinterland, allowing tourism one of its most important industries.

With all of these characteristics in Gold Coast, lots of firms emerged and boast that they have an excellent High Pressure Cleaning Gold Coast when it comes to good quality. They also have full cleaning assistance for all residential spaces. They maintain ones own harbour, pontoon, boardwalk, vessel ramp and also marine sectors in effective and functional state. Others are actually experts in business complexes, graffiti erasure as well as other business cleaning requirements. Also, they feature that they are actually nature friendly simply by safely removing unwanted mold, fungus and soil with minor impact on environmental surroundings by using a one of a kind steam equipment. Another method is lessening additive use except if needed and when required, just naturally degradable products are utilized.

High Pressure Cleaning Gold Coast is also the in demand way of cleaning solutions right now. It really is probably the most effective means in washing your own structures whether a non commercial, commercial or aquatic facilities. Having your properties experience high pressure cleaning is going to greatly improve thesurface appearance and optimize the worth of any property.

One of the benefits of a High Pressure Cleaning Gold Coast is it would ensure safety and also health by simply assuring that any surfaces are actually clean and then in good working condition without moss and algae. It is also effective considering that pressure cleaning is used to remove bubble gum, mold, mildew, moss, blemishes, graffiti, dust particles as well as unknown substances from all surfaces. Eventually, you can get your very own structures cleaned with minimal amount of time and less administration for high pressure cleaning people are experts on these facilities.

If you are looking for all your buildings being cleaned up completely, all you need to actually do is phone them on their hotlines or by looking at their online websites. Other companies features a completely free no obligation estimate and a expert will be appointed to yourself for a affordable proposal. Make sure you check for firms that focus on customer happiness with the best value costs.

There are also leading groups in pontoon maintenance Gold Coast these days so you might like to find out about it. And finally, Gold Coast Pressure Cleaning is going to be most suitable choice with regards to top quality. Many companies boast out there they have the very best service but there ought to be one that excels that beats all others. Choose a dependable high pressure cleaning company.

Dale is a stay-at-home dad who likes to stay on top of things. He operates Aqua Construction, a company that specializes in pontoon maintenance Gold Coast today.
 

Touring the West Coast of South Africa

Touring the West Coast of South Africa

The West Coast of South Africa is an alluring place that holds a special magic that remains with you long after you have gone home. The contrasting landscapes hold legends, history and beauty from delicate daisies, forgotten shipwrecks, crashing waves, misty mountains and sand dunes.

An obvious time to visit the West Coast is in spring when the barren landscape transforms into a magic carpet of colour. The Namaqualand daisies are famous worldwide for their beauty and splendour and a tour from Cape Town to Springbok will make you feel like you have taken a magic carpet ride to a fairytale land with millions of daisies stretching as far as the eye can see.

The coast is dotted with quaint fishing villages including Paternoster, Saldanha and Lambert Bay, where the local fishermen make a living out of the ocean. These villages are well worth a visit and if you have the palate, you can try the local delicacy, bokkoms, which is fish biltong or dried and salted fish. If you don’t mind the icy cold water, dress up in your diving suit and try your hand at catching your own crayfish. Remember that you will need a permit and it’s best to check with the locals where the best and safest spots are.

The most popular town on the West Coast is Langebaan, an idyllic little seaside town about an hours drive outside of Cape Town. This village is popular for its lagoon, water sports, golf course, restaurants and stunning accommodation. Die Strandloper in Langebaan is a unique restaurant on the beach and is famous for it’s fresh and delectable seafood and the experience rather than the eating.

Inland you will find the charming little village of Darling tucked away between vineyards and wheat fields. Victorian homes and old trees made an idyllic setting and it is traditionally known as the home of well-known satirist Peter-Dirk Uys. His theatre, Evita se Perron, is a cabaret venue and restaurant and is named after his alter ego, Evita Bezuidenhout.

The Cederberg region includes Clanwilliam, Citrusdal and the spectacular Cederberg mountain range and is popular for its world class climbing and hiking and is home to historic bushmen paintings. The solitude and breathtaking natural beauty of the area is captivating.

Further up the West Coast you will come across isolated places that escape the tourism brochures. One such place is Noup about 6 hours drive from Cape Town. The divers cottages overlooking the Atlantic provide memorable sunsets and a magical stay. Crayfishing, hidden surf spots, 4x4ing and shipwreck tours are a few of the activities that you can engage in with locals.

The West Coast is place of magic and instills a sense of belonging. Once you have been there, you will forever wonder around with the longing to return.

 

The golden coast in Vietnam

The golden coast in Vietnam

Known for its romantic poets and martial arts, Binh Dinh province offers some of the best coastal scenery in Vietnam.

 

With quiet beaches, ancient Cham relics and hospitable locals, this region is attracting more and more visitors.

 

Viewed from the city centre, the beach in Quy Nhon, the capital of Binh Dinh province, looks much like other urban beaches on Vietnam’s South Central coast. Groups of children play on the sand and youngsters splash in the waves. Some older people stare out to sea, lost in thought. At sunset, the lengthening shadows create a sense of melancholy.

 

But perhaps there is no other coastal town quite like Quy Nhon. Here, the breeze seems to whisper the verses of the tragic poet Han Mac Tu (1912-1940), who is closely associated with this land of hot sun, martial arts and white sand beaches. Han Mac Tu and his fellow poets- Quach Tan, Che Lan Vien and Yen Lan- brought fame to this beautiful area. Collectively, they were known as the `Four Friends of Do Van Citadel Poetry Group`.

 

A smooth stretch of sand runs along the coast before turning at the Hoang Anh Gia Lai Hotel and snaking into the magnificent Ghenh Rang Beach, where thousands of rocks lie scattered. It is as if nature arranged this magnificent scenery for tourists to enjoy at sunset.

 

This region is famous for its martial arts, particularly An Vinh fighting techniques and Than Truyen stick fighting. Binh Dinh province is the birthplace of national heroes such as Nguyen Nhac, Nguyen Lu and Nguyen Hue, the three brothers who founded the Tay Son Dynasty in 1771.

 

In terms of literature, Binh Dinh rivals Thang Long (now Hanoi) or Nghe An, which enjoy century old traditions. The writer Dao Tan is known for his wonderful traditional operas. To this day, the locals feel that the verses of Han Mac Tu express their thoughts and feelings. They worship his poetry, which offers a sense of the crazy freedom that comes from drifting through an unknown land. Han Mac Tu’s tomb lies near Ghenh Rang Beach. Nearby stands a small hut, its walls covered with lines of Han Mac Tu’s poetry.

 

Thrilled by his chilling verses, visitors follow a small path to his tomb, which lays half way up the mountain. Here, they meditate upon the flow of life, inhale the fresh sea breeze, and feel the scorching sun of this legendary land.

 

Binh Ding was once home to Vijaya, the capital of the great Kingdom of Champa and the holy seat of a lost civilization. Scattered Cham towers still remind modern visitors of Champa’s former glory. This old civilization has left other legacies too, like the crystal- clear Bau Da wine that the locals drink, which is said to cause wonderful dreams.

 

Visitors find one surprise after the other as they walk on sandy beaches strewn with huge rocks. The Quy Hoa Leprosy Village is a peaceful spot shaded with coconut palms. Located 10km from Quy Nhon, this village has become a place to honor those who made great contributions to medicine, such as Hippocrates and Yersin. Nearby lays the beautiful Life Resort. Its stone paths decorated with marble statues in the midst of lush greenery.

 

No visit to Binh Dinh is complete without trying its culinary specialties, which include Huynh De crab, Mai fish salad and tuna paste. The ocean is very generous to this land.

 

While this region attracts less tourists than Phan Thiet or Hoi An, Quy Nhon and Binh Dinh feature fine beaches, hospitable locals and the remnants of a fascinating ancient civilization. During the Kate Festival visitors can hear the pounding beat of paranung drums. They can also admire the rough enamel of Go Sanh ceramic, visit lonely Cham towers that have stood for centuries, and gaze upon a coastline that remains wild and unspoilt.

This article written by Lanh Nguyen from Vietnam Honeymoon Tour

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Golf holidays in Portugal – Algarve and Lisbon Coast

Golf holidays in Portugal – Algarve and Lisbon Coast

Planning a golf holiday inPortugal? Whether you’re going for a guy’s golf break or a golf vacation with your family, two of the most popular regions for golf inPortugalare theAlgarveand Cascais.

Golf holidays in the Algarve, Portugal

Located on the southern coast ofPortugal, theAlgarveis popular with European tourists looking for aPortugalgolf holiday because of its fair Mediterranean weather and climate. 

Whether you’re looking to relax on the beach or play a couple rounds of golf each day, the weather here is impeccable most of the year and many locals as well as those in the tourism industry (hotels, golf courses, etc) speak English. The rich landscape and clean crystal blue-green aqua waters along 200 km’s of coast or 100 different beaches are just icing on top of the cake for your golf or beach escape to Portugal.

Monte da Quinta Resort (http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/home/monte-da-quinta-resort.htm ) in Faro, Algarve is located right next to Faro Airport and is located right on the greens of the San Lorenzo Golf Club and near to Quinto do Lago Sul and Quinte de Lago Norte golf courses. 

Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa (http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/home/vale-d-oliveiras.htm ) in Carvoeiro is close to the town ofPortimao and near to golf courses like Vale da Pinta and Gramacho. 

Golf breaks in Estoril Coast or Lisbon Coast, Portugal

The second most popular golf holiday destination inPortugalis theEstorilCoastwhere towns like Cascais, Sintra, and Estoril draw travellers from in/aroundLisbonfor a short golf or beach escape. 

Hotel Palacio Estoril (http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/home/palacio-estoril.htm) is located inland from the Estoril coast just north east of the historic centre of the town.  Golfers staying at Hotel Palacio Estoril can enjoy discounted green fees at Golf do Estoril course, owned by the hotel. 

Cascais is a small, charming beach town that was once the residence of the Portuguese royal family and one of the first “tourist” destinations in the country.  Golf is a big draw for tourists but the many historical monuments like the Cidadela fort and the Palacio de Conde de Castro Guimaraes are another reason to visit. 

Hotel Quinta da Marinha Resort (http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/home/hotel-quinta-da-marinha.htm) is located in the coastal town ofCascais in the town centre, right on the water.  Golfers can enjoy the Quinta de Marinha 18-hole course.

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Anna Maria Island the hidden gem on Florida?s Gulf Coast

Anna Maria Island the hidden gem on Florida?s Gulf Coast

Florida remains one of the top destinations of choice for vacationers in North America and non-Mediterranean European countries like the UK and Germany.

Most visitors initially come for the obvious attractions like the climate, the magnificent sandy beaches and its world beating theme parks. However, once they have been seduced by the Sunshine State’s balmy charms, they tend to return time and time again to discover everything else that it has to offer.

Many of those visiting for the first time often plan a two – stop stay so that they can perhaps spend a week doing all the theme parks and then another week relaxing by the sea in order to recover from it all!

One coastal region which is particularly popular both with first time and regular visitors is the Tampa Bay/ St. Petersburg / Sarasota area. This is because of its relative proximity to the major theme parks and international airports as well as its magnificent beaches.

This section of the Gulf of Mexico coast also benefits from a string of small islands which are connected to the mainland by numerous road bridges. These are ideal for those looking for the peace and quiet of quality self- catering properties with sea-frontage and private pools.

One which has been well known to discerning Florida enthusiasts for a very long time is Anna Maria, an island at the mouth of Tampa Bay with no less than 15 miles of beaches. Here you will find a wonderful selection of luxury vacation villas with private swimming pools, exquisite ocean front condos and outstanding direct bay front vacation homes.

Anna Maria Island was discovered by local indian tribes the Timucan and Caloosan American Indian tribes and then by Spanish explorers (including Hernando DeSoto) in the name of the Spanish Crown. Hernando de Soto and his crew entered the mouth of Tampa Bay north of Anna Maria in May, 1539, but passed it by to make their landfall on the mainland.

The Island consists of three town communities; Anna Maria City to the north end, which houses some of the largest residential homes.  Holmes beach in the centre and Bradenton Beach in the south; with its fun shops and restaurants.  However with only 8000 inhabitants on the Island, it is far from being crowded.

Anna Maria Island is located on Florida’s west coast, only 40 miles south of Tampa International Airport.  More information on Anna Maria Vacations and Anna Maria Vacation Rentals

Some highlights of Ireland?s West Coast

Some highlights of Ireland?s West Coast

A rain hat, sturdy boots and a raincoat are mandatory garb for exploring the Western part of Ireland. With the exception of Dublin, international flights into Shannon Airport make this the most accessible part of Ireland. The Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Limerick, Co Connemara and my personal favorite, the Burren, are all a short drive from Shannon and all worth exploring.

The Cliffs of Moher: Standing 230 metres above the ground at their highest point and 8km long, the Cliffs boast one of the most amazing views in Ireland. Just 60 km from Shannon Airport, the Cliffs are easily accessible and a big tourist attraction. Arriving jet lagged off an international flight, there’s food for your soul and a chance to blow off the cobwebs if you drive to the Cliffs of moher for a bracing hike.  Dress warmly to fight the wind and take a take a walk along the cliffs. On a clear day, you might see the Aran Islands or even the hills and valleys of Connemara.

The Aran Islands: Take a ferry from Doolin in County Clare, or Galway to these special island with an abundance of protected plant species and birds. The best way to tour the islands is by walking or bicycling, and Inishmore is the larger island, holding Dun aengus, a ring fort well worth a visit.

The Burren is derived from “Bhoireann” in Gaelic, which means ‘a stony place”. , filled with fascinating limestone formations that seem reminiscent of a moonscape, as well as rare wild plants and dolmens, or ancient tombs.  You can cover as much distance as you want, depending on your energy level but no matter how long you spend, it’s easy to feel that you are among  the last people left on the planet. This should be on everyone’s list of not to be missed sights.

Ballyvaughn is a wonderful,little town to base your stay. Or for a more luxurious retreat,stop at the Adare Manor, clearly one of Ireland’s best hotels. A Gothic Revival mansion built in 1720,this luxurious retreat offers resort services to its guest, including clay pigeon shooting, fishing, archery, golf and more. A hike or a bike ride through its extensive manicured grounds, as well as spa services, all provide sufficient amusement for a fun weekend