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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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Italy Famous Landmarks for Kids

Italy Famous Landmarks for Kids. Having a nice and a wonderful holiday is what every kid in the world wishes for. Kids love visiting nice places where they can enjoy many activities that make them happy. Italy, as one of the most recommended place to go in holiday, is a nice option to choose to take your kids enjoying its beauty. Check out these landmarks below which will definitely be loved by the kids.

Tuscany – Pinocchio Park

Let’s say “Hullo” to kids’ best friend ever; Pinocchio! A story about a little kid named Pinocchio written by Mr. Carlo is a very popular story among Italian, especially kids. The old-fashioned yet appealing Pinocchio Park will definitely grab the kids’ attention with its puppet show; it’s a must to see! Furthermore, you can also enjoy walking the park while admiring some statues as well as fountains of all the Pinocchio characters. What an amazing trip it will be!

Campania – Palazzo Reale

Almost every kid in the world have surely watched Star Wars Episode I. if you want to bring the kids to experience and directly see the Queen Amidala’s palace, bring them to the Palazzo Reale will do. Palazzo Reale or also known as the Royal Palace is a palace where Star Wars Episode I took place. Besides enjoying the attractions of the palace, kids also can enjoy playing around in the gardens of the Royal Palace which is a large area covered with trees, ponds, and also fountains. After getting tired of paying and running around the site, you can bring the kids circling the park riding a mini bus. Enjoy!

Milan – Castello Sforzesco

Milan is undoubtedly one of the most recommended cities to visit in Italy. Going there with kids will be more enjoyable if can stop by the Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Castle). Walking around the castle and let the kids admire every corner of this amazing castle. After walking around the castle, you can go inside the castle through its double-walled gate; the Porta Filarete. Inside the castle, you can marvel at its magnificence. Furthermore, for the kids who love cats, you can take them to look for cats napping inside the castle; they live there! Wow, such a unique thing that might be can’t be found in any other castles.

Dolomite Alps – Mountaineering schools and rock climbing courses

Have some adventurous doings in Dolomite Alps with the kids! There are a number of schools in this area that offer climbing and basic mountaineering courses for kids aged 7 to 14. Well, it will be good option for the kids to have a great experience ever. Are you ready kids?

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Entertaining kids on holidays to Turkey

Your amazing Turkey holiday can be ruined by whining children and bored teenagers so it’s important to keep them busy so you can get back to enjoying the sun, sea and sand! Here are some great tips on how to entertain kids on your holiday so all you have to worry about is relaxing and soaking up the sun!

Before you book, choose a resort and hotel that’s child-friendly so you don’t need to worry about their safety as well as their boredom level. Icmeler is a fantastic choice as there’s a great range of family-friendly accommodation and three blue-flagged beaches so kids are safe to play and swim all day long. The Mares Dolphin Park and Spa Hotel ticks all the boxes as there’s a kids club, playground and disco for under 17s and plenty of watersports on offer so parents can relax around the swimming pool, jacuzzi or spa in peace.

This hotel also runs a babysitting service which can be very useful if you fancy a night on the town! If you’re feeling energetic, Icmeler beach has lots of beach sports for families to enjoy together before heading to one of the family-friendly bars and restaurants to try some tasty Turkish cuisine. If however you’re looking for a place less exotic than Turkey to visit, you should check out Vienna, Austria, it is still very beautiful, and if you were looking for a place to stay while you’re visiting, check out Grand Quarters – Exclusive Serviced Apartments Vienna.

Self-catering accommodation can be a great way for families to holiday in Turkey on a budget so why not take a look at the range of cheap apartment complexes in Antalya? There are three fantastic waterparks nearby, Aqualand-Antalya, Dedeman Aquapark and Troy Aqua and Dolphinarium, which will entertain and tire out the kids. There are some beautiful historical and natural sights which older children can appreciate such as Pamukkale, Hadrian’s Gate and Termessos.

With safe beaches and plenty to see and do you can be sure you and your family will have a Turkey Holiday to remember. You can be safe in the knowledge that medical care in Turkey is easily accessible and affordable even if you don’t have travel insurance.

Most medicines can be sourced from the local pharmacy as Pharmacists can diagnose and write prescriptions in Turkey, so you won’t have to wait for an appointment with a doctor. English is widely spoken in the main resorts so there are no problems with language barriers and if you choose to go all-inclusive, you can save hundreds of pounds on food, drink and ice cream bills!

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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