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Meet Goa – a small state of India in its southwestern part.

Women with sari at Colva beach (Goa, India)

People say that Hippie (flower children) found here their paradise. Then in late 60s many of them settled here. They lived in communes, enjoyed the warm climate, ate local fruits and enjoyed their freedom.

Goa – a small state of India in its south-western part. Arabian Sea, whose temperature does not drop below 28 degrees year round, washes shore. The warm climate here is without extreme temperatures fluctuations. Although few have remembered who were the hippies, the mood of the place is not changed – freedom, love, joy and enjoyment of life. Of course in Goa are many attractive beaches.

There are kilometres of beaches with different kind of sand and different level of services. Here you can do yoga and meditation at sunset, receive medical treatment from the experts of Ayurveda. Additionally, you can go kite surfing, hang gliding, you can participate in the filming of Bollywood films, learn Brazilian dances. You can hear different styles of music, including the famous Goa trance direction, which originated here. Some parties may continue for days, in the clubs or on the beach.

In this atmosphere, the best place is a villa stay, like beach house in Anjuna. Staying at the villa creates a sense of privacy and comfort. Nobody violate your personal space and quiet. Additionally, you can cook in the kitchen, drinking tea in your garden and often sunbathe on its roof. In addition, the villa is ideal for a family or a close company if you are going to rent a home for more than one week.

All the beaches in Goa are property of the state. So entrance to the beaches is free. Almost all the sunbeds and umbrellas (except, of course, owned hotels) are assigned to beach restaurants. If the traveller orders something in a restaurant a sun-bed is on the beach for him for free, and the amount of the order does not really matter. The beautiful sandy beaches are not the only the dignity of Goa.

Many of the most interesting people gather here, creative people who is looking for or already have found their freedom. In Goa met different cultures – from the first European colonizers and to permanent tourists and Indian culture with his large pantheon of gods. This mix has spawned something special and beautiful. Together are Eastern brilliance, fragrance and wisdom and European sophistication. Also in Goa there are interesting sights from the times of the colonizers who included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

For example, it is interesting to visit Panaji – the capital of Goa. The town was built in Portuguese style: narrow streets, square with the church, built over the street with overhanging balconies, lots of cafes and restaurants. There are church of the Immaculate Conception, the old district Fontainhas and the Chapel of St. Sebastian. Also it will be interesting to visit the town of Mapusa , Old Goa , Margao . In Margao there are unique caves – Pandava, about which exist various mystical stories .

In five halls of these frescoed caves there are unique inscriptions of 7th century. In addition in Goa are many beautiful Hindu temples and mosques.

Another kind of entertainment “in the style of Goa” is a market in Anjuna (from morning till sunset) and in Mapusa. Besides the actual buyers and sellers there you will find playing musicians, acting sword-swallowers, reciters and acrobats. Tourists come there from all over the coast of Goa, and sellers – from all over India.

In conclusion we can say, that in Goa you will not be bored, and many tourists don’t want to leave this place, exactly as those hippies from the ’60s.

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A Brief Outline of Heathrow Airport in London, UK

Before you travel through time inside the British Museum, get a bird’s eye view of the city aboard the London Eye, or marvel at the visual spectacles of Madame Tussauds, you have to pass through a world-famous gateway known as Heathrow Airport.

For some, the airport is an obvious reminder about the city’s reputation in the tourism industry, but for others, it signifies the start (or the end) of a wonderful adventure. Heathrow sees more than 1,000 air transport movements with close to 200,000 passengers every day. From the parking spaces to the retail areas, its 1,227-hectare area boasts an array of first-class facilities. With that, here’s a brief outline of Heathrow Airport.

Outside

Heathrow is amongst the top five busiest airports in the world, according to Business Insider. That, and the aforementioned daily travellers’ statistics, can easily create havoc when it comes to parking spaces. Luckily, the airport sets aside almost £1 billion every year to constantly upgrade all its facilities from the outside in.

A parking aggregator in the UK categorizes Heathrow’s car bays as the standard (short stay and long stay), the luxury (business, meet and greet, and valet), and the alternative (hotel with parking). Of course, London is highly regarded, as having excellent public transportation systems, thus commuting to the airport isn’t so bad for travellers after all. Parking4Less suggest the quickest way to the airport from central London is via the Heathrow Express, which only takes a mere 15 minutes. The website also points out the London Underground’s Piccadilly Line as the least expensive mode of travel.

Inside

The five terminals of Heathrow offer a comforting experience to every passenger. For one, the airport entitles them to 45 minutes of free Internet connectivity – a little indulgence for all travellers. In terms of high-end fashion, there are the likes of Alexander McQueen, Prada, Tiffany & Co.

There are also WHSmith bookshops inside Terminals 3 and 4, where travellers can choose from a range of fiction and non-fiction titles. From luxury dining in Heston Blumenthal’s The Perfectionists’ Café, to 15-minute snacks at Pret A Manger and Bridge Bar, Heathrow presents a plethora of food choices. If shopping and dining isn’t your thing, you can just sit back and be amazed at all the majestic carriers flying through the airport at the Observation Deck. The area features a 270-degree view of Heathrow Airport’s runways – a perfect way to cap off a lazy afternoon.

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Two Distinctive Bottega Venega Handbags for Aquarius Ladies

Ladies are always accompanied with different kinds of designer handbags on their shoulders no matter wherever they are presented. Aquarius is eleventh zodiac sign that is ruled by planet Uranus. Aquarius personality is very intriguing. They are curious, intellectual and objective. Most of all, they are extremely drawn to novelty. That’s why I think they, the Aquarius female, will like these two latest Bottega Veneta handbags.

Before you keep reading, I have to say, they are not the perfect cluthes for everybody. However the whimsical Aquarius female will enjoy their novelty.

The first one is Bottega Veneta beetle iridescent nappa clutch. It is a nappa clutch polished with a large scarab beetle on the top button closure, which I have to say, brings a sense of fancy to this bag itself. This might surprise some people, however not the fashionable Aquarius female. It is the distinguishing decoration that makes them love this clutch more. Also, it is a practical clutch. It is quite roomy with three flat pockets and one zip compartment.

In addition to that, I’d say this presentation keeps you slightly more organized than a singe compartment would. Therefore, if you are Aquarius, if you want to be a style speaker, you can get yourself a Bottega Veneta clutch.

The second one is Bottega Veneta gold pyrite scarabee oxidized silver bug knot clutch. Similar to the first one, it has beetle details too. If you are a faddist of Bottega Veneta handbags, you must be so familiar with the knot clutch. The Knot is one of Bottega Veneta’s most be liked handbags of all times.

Nonetheless, this one is quite distinctive, not only due to the beetles, but also due to the material. The designer is using oxidized silver instead of the brand’s original symbolic woven intrecciato leather. The metal body just makes the rows of tiny scarab beetles livelier. It seems that the small green insects are crawling to the left, while the smaller yellow insects are heading to the right orderly. This design is gorgeous for the whimsical Aquarius female. You are surely going to be the very center of the eyes in public with such a glamorous accessory on the shoulder no matter wherever you are.

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What to do in Windsor when you’re 3

Theo and I were invited to Windsor last weekend to experience the city’s many cultural attractions.

Since we are trying to get more involved in culture and stuff we jumped at the opportunity to spend a couple of days exploring the range of kid friendly attractions at Windsors many museums, theme parks, galleries and historic spaces.

Here is our run down of the top things to do in Windsor when you’re 3:

Jump straight for the best bed whilst Daddy hauls in all of the bags.

Play with the radio whilst Daddy figures out how to turn on the hotels Windsor lights.

Use the bed as bouncy castle whilst Daddy unpacks.

After a good nights rest, we decided to head off to Legoland. Not to be confused with the legoland discovery centres dotted around the UK which are rubbish overpriced soft play centres, this is the real deal, the full legoland theme park experience. This article should be entitled “What to do in Windsor when you’re 28″, because it was bloody brilliant! Theo loved it too of course, and although he didn’t quite relate to it in the same way I did (he has duplo, but hasn’t really played with lego yet), he loved the colours, the characters and of course the rides.

Sunday morning we woke up early to explore Windsor Castle. I opted to avoid the guided tour, as our last historic tour around an old jail in Torono ended up with me wanting to strangle the tour guide, and Theo wanting to do nothing but run off, resulting in our the whole family storming out in in a massive stress. So, I thought this time I’d let Theo have a run around the grounds whilst having a pleasant stroll around, and it was perfect for that (even if there were a few elderly couples unimpressed with Theo’s total disregard for 900 years of British history).

For the afternoon, I was getting tired of walking and keeping a close eye on Theo, so we set off to end the day on a ride along the Thames with Salters Steamers. The weather was beatiful, and it was a lovely ending to a thoroughly enjoyable weekend for the both of us