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Cappadocia: A Perfect Getaway for Two

There is nothing like a romantic honeymoon for newlyweds. An epic getaway for you should be at a place that will enchant and invigorate the burning flame of love between you and your spouse. The inception of marriage ushers in blessings and a special kind of love and should be spent in total harmony. Starting a marriage with a honeymoon is an added spice to your marital life.

Cappadocia is the ideal honeymoon spot, a very popular honeymoon destination known for its unique historic and cultural features. Cappadocia offers you the best romantic experiences ranging from specular hotel, balloon trips to the underground city of Derinkuyu. The true joy of Cappadocia doesn’t come courtesy of its wealth of boutique hotels, its spectacular sunsets, its world-class hiking or its warm and welcoming locals. Instead, it stems from the fact that life still follows a village rhythm here, full of friendly locals and mesmerizing flora and fauna. This is a place to enjoy your honeymoon.

Cappadocia is said to be an all-year-round destination and in winter there’s the added bonus of skiing in Erciyes. April, May and June are excellent in terms of temperature, and so are September and October. July and August tend to be very hot. The area also hosts numerous events and festivals, large and small; forthcoming attractions include the Goreme Food Festival in late September and the International Wine and Grape Festival in Urgup early October.

Cappadocia: Things to do

Being on a honeymoon, you have to cherish each moment with your spouse. Don’t spend your honeymoon inside your hotel room ordering room services or sightseeing in a bus tour. You have to get out there and experience the freedom and luxury this beautiful city has to offer you. Here are some of the things you can do in Cappadocia:

Gondola ride: Go on a Gondola with your spouse in the river at Avanos. Spice up the romance by paying for a serenaded ride that will sweep your bride of her feet.

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Hot-air Balloon: Cappadocia is popularly known for the hot-air balloon trips. There are more balloon tours here than anywhere else in the world. Book a ride and watch the wonderful landscape from above. Catch a glimpse of the beautiful sunset and witness how the sky turns gold in the evening.

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Horseback: Is your partner afraid of heights? Go for a horse instead. Cappadocia is endowed with impeccable sites. The hills, valleys and trees make the scenery a magical vista. Gallop in the lush regions, stop for break and have a picnic with your partner under a tree.

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Visit an Underground city. Visit the underground city of Derinkuyu and stare in amazement at the unique architectural beauty of this magical city. Approximately 85meters deep, the city contains chain of stables, cellars and churches. Take pictures with your partner and capture moments that you will cherish for the rest of your lives.

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Create your own pottery .You can also get pottery of yourselves at the Avanos. Learn how to make pottery and also try to make one yourself for free.

Meet the natives.The locals are friendly and welcoming. Take romantic walks with your partner holding hands. Interact with the locals, learn their mode of greeting. Ask them for directions on where to get the best meals and shops.

Make your romantic getaway a story that ends like fairytale. Don’t hold back on any chance to go visit Cappadocia for your honeymoon. Picture yourself in a couple of years, how happy you will be when talking about the great times you had on your honey moon.

 

Cappadocia: Accommodation

From small, medium to luxurious villas, there something for every couple no matter their budget.

  • Royal Stone Houses (3*)- from $93/night
  • Dere suites (3*)- $305/night
  • Altinoz (4*)- from $102/night
  • Cappadocia Cave and resort (5*)- $480/night

 

Getting There

You’ll require a visa to enter into Cappadocia, Turkey. There are two major airports to reach Cappadocia, one of them is the Istanbul Ataturk Airport and the other is the Kayseri Erkilet Airport. It is easy to arrange a shuttle from Kayseri Airport to Cappadocia.

Flying to Cappadocia? Turkish Airlines is the best airline choice to fly.

Quick Facts

Dialing code90

Official languageTurkish Language

Other Languages: Arabic and English

Currency- Turkish Lira (TRY) [Conversion: 1TRY = 77.90NGN]

ATM Cards: Visa and MasterCard

Driving: Right hand drive

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Grand Canal, Venice: Float in ecstasy

Venice is one of the most romantic cities in the world. It is the perfect destination for your wedding, honeymoon or a romantic weekend break.Venice, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and home to many attractions and sights.

One of the things that make Venice ‘the city of romance’ is the Grand Canal also known by Venetians as Canalazzo, the major water-traffic corridor sweeping through this beautiful city. It is the main street of Venice.The Canal Grande snakes through the city of Venice in a large S shape, traveling from the Saint Mark Basin on one end to a lagoon near the Santa Lucia rail station.Shaped like a backwards “S,” a medieval sign of wonder and mystery, the Grand Canal down the ages has witnessed plenty of both.Only a few bridges cross the Grand Canal: the Accademia Bridge, the Rialto Bridge and the bridge near the station at Ferrovia. Stand on these and watch boats pass by filled with fruit and vegetables, slabs of soft drink and building materials because Venice is still a city without cars and everything the city needs has to be transported by water or handcart.

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……it’s like magic

The Grand Canal is one of the best ways to see the beauty of Venice. It is one of the most travelled water ways in Europe and the most popular in Venice, Italy. The canal is an ancient water route lined along its length with buildings. The best way to capture these Venetian buildings is to travel by the Vaporetto, the water bus. The Grand Canal was traditionally the high-rent district in Venice; houses were larger, and decoration was on a much grander scale. This makes sense when you consider that the Canal offers much greater opportunities for everyone to see the buildings facing it.

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A Vaporetto (plural: vaporetti) is a water bus that takes both locals and visitors to the places they want and need to go throughout Venice. Because traveling the canals is the easiest way to get around the city, the vaporetti has long been the most efficient and cost-effective modes of transportation.Riding in the front offers the best views,so if you’re able to grab the forward seats, go for it. This will give you the opportunity to snap a lot of great pictures along your journey. During the summer, however, the vaporetti can become quite crowded, so the front seats are at a premium.

There is always time for a gondola ride

Venice Gondola Ride

Couples can take a romantic Gondola ride along the Grand Canal.Gondolas were once the chief form of transportation through the canals of Venice. Today, they are generally used as sightseeing vessels for tourists willing to shell out quite a few euros for a ride on these historic rowing boats.Gondolas are tourist vehicles that visitors can hire for sightseeing purposes or purely for the opportunity to say they rode on one of these historic vessels. Many hire them for a romantic journey and, each year, hundreds of couples become engaged while sailing through Venice’s canals.Taking a trip with your spouse in Venice and failing to ride a Gondola is like going to New York and ignoring the statue of liberty. Many tourists also take advantage of a romantic gondola ride along the waterway, which is an especially memorable way to experience the canal.

These traditional and symbolic boats have been used as transport around the Venetial waterways for more than 10 centuries. Venice Gondola rides are without doubt the number one must-do attraction in Venice. Gliding through serene waters, while serenaded by your gondolier, against the stunning backdrop of Baroque building is an experience you won’t soon forget. A Venice Gondola Ride is truly one of the best ways to enjoy this enchanting city. Do you want to sweep your partner off their feet? Include a serenaded Gondola ride starting from the city center at Piazza San Marco,pass the Grand canal under the ‘Bridge of sighs’ (where you can steal a make out session). Stop at the church of Chiesa di Santa Maria, treat them at the nearby Trattorries (casual cafeteria) which serves tradition Italian cuisine.

Whether you’re feeding the pigeons at Piazza San Marco, riding the Vaporetto (water bus), searching for cheap bargains at San Polo, every sceneryalong the Grand Canal  looks like it was exclusively made for lovers.

Go shopping along the Grand Canal. Take your spouse to restaurants and enjoy the delicious Italian cuisine.

Here are some interesting fun facts about Venice and the Grand Canal include:

  1. The city has 118 islands and more than 150 canals and 400 bridges.
  2. Venice only has two official canals, Canal Grande and CanaledellaGiudecca.
  3. When two houses are linked by anarch, that’s a sign that the same family owned
  4. There are over 170 buildings on the Grand Canal including restaurants, hotels and entertainment venues.
  5. The Grand Canal is approximately 2.5 miles long and averages at a depth of about 16 feet
  6. Until the 19th century, there was only one bridge that crossed the Grand Canal.
  7. The Grand Canal divides the city of Venice in to two parts.
  8. Over 15 million tourists visit Venice each year.
  9. Lord Byron, the English poet swam the length of the canal after a liquid night on the town. One of his spurned mistresses threw herself into it. The husband of George Eliot, the British novelist (alias Mary Ann Evans), fell into it from a hotel window.
  10. The legendary Venetian lover Giacomo Casanova courted contessas and courtesans in his private love boat before winding up in “The Leads,” the attic prison in the Doge’s Palace, from where he dramatically escaped through a hole in the roof.

 

10 Reasons to visit The Gambia

The Gambia is becoming one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Here are ten reasons, why you should visit the smiling coast.

  • The Gambia is the kind of holiday destination suitable for every type of vacation, whether it is a summer vacation for the entire family or a romantic getaway for honeymooners.
  • The beaches of The Gambia are great places to frolic in the warm water and get oneself a golden tan. In addition to this, they also offer plenty of entertainment options, with activities like surfing, fishing or just making sand castles!.
  • The Gambia has an enviable climate and for those seeking some sun and sand, The Gambia becomes an excellent vacation option for escaping the winter with average temperature of 24 to 31 degrees centigrade.
  • Yet another excellent reason to go to The Gambia is to see and experience historic slave towns that inspired classic films such as Alex Hayleys Roots .
  • The people of The Gambia have a vibrant culture with flourishing festivals. The Roots festival , Kanilai Festival and a range of festivals will keep you entertained no matter what time of the year you visit.
  • Gambia is a great travel destination for bird enthusiasts. With over 100 spieces of beautiful and rate birds, you may need extra notepads to record all the beautiful birds in The country.
  • Also, The Gambia has an assortment of accommodation options to fit almost every budget with luxury hotels lining the coast, and affordability and industry being the mainstay of the Senegambia coast.
  • Friendliest people on you will ever met. Honestly, it is not called the Smiling Coast for no reason. If you want to meet happy people, then Gambia is the place.
  • The Gambia is uncommercialised and virtually untouched. Tourism plays an import role and employs a lot of locals. If you want to visit somewhere were the locals really benefit and not large corporations, This is the place.
  • Affordability : The Gambia is an affordable holiday choice. You don’t have to dig deep down into your pocket to enjoy tranquility, sunshine and sea.

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NICE, FRANCE: WHERE LOVE TAKES OVER

 

France has proved to be not just a destination where you can have a taste of the best wine and take a few snap shots in the monumental Eiffel tower. Everything France represents showcases an atmosphere of absolute vibrancy and adventure. The warm locals, the rich cultural heritage, the magnificent landscape and of course the gastronomy, all add up to give you the experience of a life time.

Paris may have been the first choice for most travellers but Nice’s four million visitors a year should definitely be enough to convince you to have a second opinion about the destination to spend your honeymoon. Located on the French Rivierea in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region after Marseille, Nice is blessed with a sunny temperate climate that allows for any kind of holiday, any time of the year.

Nice itself is an attraction: the rich blue-green sea, diverse shopping, splendid dining and lovely art-deco façades. But there are several spots that a tourist simply must see, such as the Cours Saleya Flower Market, the Matisse Museum, ancient Roman ruins, the Russian Cathedral and more.  Its crescent-shaped pebble beaches, stunning boutique hotels and cutting edge fashion features are just a few of the phenomenal reason why Nice is ideal for a perfect honeymoon getaway.

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Still asking “why Nice?”

If you are looking for the destination that will give your spouse Goosebumps and bring them to tears of joy then Nice should be on top of your list. Nice la belle (Nice the beautiful) is endowed with breathtaking  views, medieval red tiles roofed villages, narrow curved streets, small gourmet restaurants and colorful open markets where you and your partner can hold hands and mix with the welcoming people.

If you want to spend your days at the verandah of your hotel room reading a book, a view of the scintillating waters of the Cote d’Azur is definitely worth it.

Honeymoon attractions in Nice, France

Old town (Vieille Ville): For those who want to peruse boutiques and sip on the best wines, the old town neighbourhood has all it takes to entertain you. Old Town is not just the best beginning point for any day. Couples may find the easy walk to the Mediterranean water front a good spot to fill their photo album.

World class sightseeing: Castle hill is probably the most popular attraction in all of Nice. At Atop 100 inlaid stairs (be sure to pack your walking shoes) honeymooners will be blown away by the breathtaking view of the village sea below. With a café nearby, the sprinkling of park benches are perfect for taking a relaxing break.

    Rue de France Pedestrian Zone: The Nice pedestrian zone, or “zone pietonne,” is a hub of activity. This is the place if you need to load up on souvenirs. Street entertainers frequent this area. There are gourmet shops, clothing shops, news stands, bookstores and more. (Check out the Ducs de Gascogne store for some real finds). Grab a café au lait and watch the world go by, nibble on a crepe, or visit in the evening for a robust meal with an Italian accent.

Groove to the modern music: Nice is also a popular stop off on the modern music scene with the larger venues like Acropolis and Théâtre Lino Ventura. You can also visit some of the underground hip-hop and electronic music outfits and have a good time.

If you are lovers of theatre, a brace of Niçois theatres, Théâtre du Pois Chiche and Théâtre Francis Gag, have some of the most well-trodden stages in town.

Slice up some ‘socca’: Socca, a sort of chickpea crepe – the preparation and consistency of the batter is similar – is a specialty of southeastern French cuisine, particularly in and around Nice. Try this local treat are at socca specialist Chez Pipo, where addictively delicious food is churned out day in, day out; at Chez René Socca, where tasty grub is served at rustic wooden tables with street-side views; at Lou Pilha Leva, where, although no more than a glorified kiosk, there’s a bit of everything going on; or at the lively corner restaurantNissa Socca where you’ll also find cheap pitchers of wine and plenty of bonhomie.

Nice: where to stay

Nice is famous for its belle époque architecture, beachfront promenades and landmark hotels. It may not be as glitzy as other Riviera hotspots (such as St Tropez and Monte Carlo) but is one of the liveliest cities along the coast.

 

B4 Park (4*)-From USD 347.056

B4 plaza (5*)- From USD 331.977

Normandie (3*) -From USD 234.63

Nh Nice (4*)-  From USD 363.033

Holiday Inn (4*)- From USD 486.926 

Getting there

The best way of getting to Nice, France from Lagos is by air. You can hardly find direct flights from Lagos. Indirect flights to Nice can pass through Casablanca, Istanbul, London, Paris and Amsterdam. Airlines that fly to Nice include; Royal Air Maroc, Turkish Airlines, British Airways, Air France, and KLM.

 

 

Visa issuance:
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Quick facts

Country: France

Time zone: GMT +2

Currency: Euro

Area:  71.92 km²

Population: 344,875 (2008)

Weather: 19°C, Wind 0 km/h, 30% Humidity

Telephone: +33 4

 

Sandals Grande Antigua – Voted the Most Romantic Resort in the World

Caressed by gentle trade winds and blessed by 365 pristine beaches, the island of Antigua inspires the passions of those who come ashore and so is the perfect locale for the resort voted the most romantic in the world, Sandals Antigua Resort and Spa.

Use this video when planning your next Sandals vacation. A friendly Holidays agent will be pleased to help book your stay at Sandals.

Turks and Caicos: a Paradise for Two

At Turks and Caicos, Love is all you need because everything else is included.

Undoubtedly one of the most romantic places on earth created for love birds. Indulge in a world of heavenly togetherness, where endless beaches, plush accommodation, intimate restaurants and exotic gardens are perfect interludes for exceptional privacy and romance.

Choose to do as much or as little as you want at Turks and Caicos: stroll along serene garden pathways, wade into hidden grotto pools, sway in a hammock for two or in an aptly-named love basket as soothing ocean breezes stir your senses or get lost in one of the many places created to bring you together. While you always have the option of diving into the deep sea, you may wish to dive under the covers instead.

At Turks and Caicos, there are no schedules to follow or clocks to obey…only hours of each other, alone in paradise.  There is a reason it is called paradise; not only for giving honeymooners the loveliest settings to inspire romance but also as environmental stewards in protecting the lush green foliage, sugary-white sand beaches, and translucent aquamarine waters of the delicate island environments.

That you are close to the waters gives you the drive to indulge in watersports. Everything you can imagine doing on water. More than water, the land sports are most encompassing: from tennis, board games, fitness, yoga, golf to croquet and more.

Experience the very pinnacle of luxury all-inclusive excellence with Turks and Caicos vacations. Turks and Caicos delights couples in love with supreme vacation packages at luxury resorts in Windsong, Alexandra, Parrot cay, and Beaches, featuring gourmet candlelit dining for two, gorgeous tropical settings and some of the world’s most exquisite beaches.

Turks and Caicos: Things to do

You have options, which is all that matters. Be it getting married, relaxing or touring; don’t be locked to a spot, experience freedom, class and luxury across the Caribbean. Below are some of the things to do in Turks and Caicos:

Caicos Dream Tours
This well known and hugely popular tour operator have 5 power cats, all fully shaded, 3 of the larger ones with bathroom facilities, easy ladders to climb, large floor space and great for little ones. They have all the snorkel gear with snorkel and lifesaver vests provided complimentary.

See the glow worms right after a full moon 
You won’t believe this natural display of underwater bioluminescence each month. It’s a great addition to an already outstanding sunset cruise on a fun and relaxing sailing charter.

Horseback ride on the beach
Provo Ponies is the operator to call when you want a romantic horseback ride on an isolated beach, or just to take a friendly gallop across our pristine white sands and through the waves

Get Married
What better place to tie the knot than this island paradise? It can accommodate just about any size or style of wedding you want, from wedding on the beach or on the ocean, to traditional church affairs. And you’ll already be on your honeymoon by the time you say “I Do.”

Turks and Caicos: Accommodation

Be it a wedding vacation or you’re on honeymoon, there is something for every lovebird. Turks and Caicos have just that perfect resort you desire when it comes to accommodation. Below are some resorts in Turks and Caicos:

Beaches Turks and Caicos Villages and Spa

Windsong Turks and Caicos

Alexandra Resort

Parrot Cay by COMO, Turks & Caicos

Eden Island

Lovely clips of this beautiful destination in Seychelles Island

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