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Traveling Cheap

Buenos Aries is not exactly a cheap city but you can still spend your vacation even on a small budget by doing certain things like making most of your meals yourself, buying groceries at the right places, using public transport and taking advantage of virtually all the free activities.

Where to stay

To be honest, hostels are not so great in Buenos Aries. The kitchens are often gross and poorly equipped. Rather than staying in hostels, you can live in Palermo. We can recommend two hostels that have nice bathrooms, dorms, common areas and kitchens.

  • Giramondo – they are one of the cheapest hostels with superb breakfast. Situated in a convenient location and their workers are nice and courteous.
  • Eco Pampa Hostel Palermo – this hostel may be a bit out of your budget but they also have great breakfast, good facilities and also in a good location.

The restaurants

These are our favorite restaurants, arranged from the most expensive to the cheapest:

  1. Sarkis – expatriates, locals, and visitors love this American restaurant so dearly. The portions are usually huge and the food is also great, and also authentic. It is located on the Thames, which is a block west of Cordoba in Villa Crespo.
  2. La Cabrera – you’ll most likely have the best steak of your life here. It is located in Palermo Soho.
  3. Lo de Jesus – though, this restaurant doesn’t have the feel of La Cabrera, but the stick is still nice and you don’t have to wait too long for a table, it’s just a stone throw from La Cabrera
  4. Siga La Vaca – a bottle of wine per person comes with the meal. You can come here with your friends to have a fun experience.
  5. La Mamma Rosa – you’ll have the best Italian dish in Buenos Aries here, and the prices are totally affordable. The noquis, Raviolis, and cannellones are excellent, and both the salsa blanaand salsa mamma rosataste incredible.

Bars

  1. Post Bar
  2. Cava Jufre
  3. Magdalena’s Party
  4. BuenoBirra Social Club

Top activities

  1. Agenda cultural
  2. La Rural Exhibition Center

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A Million Things to do in Russia

If you are currently packing your things for a vacation in Russia, we advise you to hold on and go through this packing guide first as there are essential things that you must take with you to Russia which you’ve probably not considered taking yet. Take a look at this packing list before leaving for Russia in order to avoid troubles when you get there:

  • Power converter:

A power converter is really obvious but most people always seem to forget theirs. So, bring your power converter just in case you’ll be using non-European electrons when you get there.

  • Umbrella

The weather in Russia is unpredictable, you know? Even if you’ll be traveling in the summer, we’d advise you still bring your umbrella, especially if you are going to St. Petersburg or northern Russia.

  • Scarf

Generally, it’s really good to bring layers with you. A scarf will be useful especially for women who are planning to visit religious monuments. This is not exactly obligatory but it is religiously appreciated.

  • Souvenirs

It’s usually nice to bring some souvenirs with you, no matter how little especially if you’ll be staying with a host or if you’ll be spending most of your time with Russians. Mugs, key chains, t-shirts and so on are small gifts that will be truly appreciated.

  • Money belt

If you’ll be going to St. Petersburg or Moscow and you have huge plans to see various tourist attractions, you want to make sure your money is secured. So, we recommend a money belt, a fanny pack could also do the trick for you; just get something that will sit close to your body. It doesn’t end there; you have to keep an eye on it.

  • Visa

Make sure you keep your visa with you before traveling and make sure it is valid on the day you’ll be traveling. Also, you should always carry your visa with you wherever you are going just in case of unexpected police checks.

  • Rubles

It’s somewhat difficult and or even impossible at times to use a debit or credit card in Russia, that’s why we advise travelers to always have some cash on them. We recommend having at least 30 USD, which is about 1000 Rubles or more. Ensure the bills are in good condition because rejecting damaged bills is common amongst people in Russia.

Needless to say, make sure your bags are easy for you to carry. Many metro stations in Russia don’t have escalators, but huge staircases you have to climb to get in and out of the station.  Our group learned fast that gathering souvenirs is tough climbing up and down the metro stairs.  We spent a week in St. Petersburg to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of our towing business (www.ChandlerTowingServices.com).

Also, if you plan to enjoy the nightlife in Russia, bring nice clothes with you. Most clubs in St. Petersburg and Moscow have a strict dress code and won’t let you into the club if you are not up to their dressing standards. Jeans and t-shirts can work for the bar but not for the club.

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Travel tips for the Philippines

MOST POPULAR FESTIVALS/EVENT:

Filipinos are always glad to find a way to make merry and celebrate even the smallest things. We see this in the various festivals and fiestas that occur every day in the country with displays of beautiful parades, smiles on everyone’s face, and elaborate costumes.

Some of these festivals last for some days, week and can even be up to a month, so you have no worries as it’s close to impossible to miss out on any festival in case you are interested in attending one.

So, here is our list of the most popular festivals in the Philippines and the places where you can participate in making merry with the Filipinos.

  1.    Sinulog Festival- third Sunday of January
  2.    Masskara Festival- third week of October
  3.    Pintados Festival- 29th of June
  4.    Panagnega Festival- February
  5.    Dinagyang Festival- fourth Sunday of January
  6.    Moriones Festival- holy week
  7.    Kadayawan Festival- third week of August
  8.    Pahiyas Festival- 15th of May
  9.    Ati-Atihan Festival
  10. Bailes de Luces- 5th of January

SUMPTUOUS THINGS TO EAT IN THE PHILIPPINES:

Here is a list of top 14 foods every first-time visitor here should try:

  1.    Tapsilog
  2.    Chicken Inasal
  3.    Pork Sisig
  4.    Crispy Pata
  5.    Sinigang
  6.    Chicharon Bulaklak
  7.    Pancit Bihon Guisado
  8.    Kare-Kare
  9.    Adobo
  10. Puto at Dinuguan
  11. Balut
  12. Sans Rival
  13. Bibingka
  14. Halo-Halo

BEST PLACES TO GO IN THE PHILIPPINES

This list includes top six places to visit for the first-time visitor and even for those who had gone in the past but want to have a more amazing vacation experience during their next visit.

 

  1. Palawan: This is always on every visitor’s itinerary. If you came to the Philippines to feed your eyes with beautiful beaches and islands, this is where you’ll experience most of it.
  2.  Cebu: Here, there are beautiful waterfalls, A-class resorts, white-sand beaches, and the Metro Cebu – somewhere to soak in some history about the Philippines.
  3.   Bohol: You can visit the popular Bohol Chocolate Hills, visit the beautiful beaches in Panglao, Loboc River Cruise, Tarsier sanctuary etc.
  4.   Dumaguete and Negros Oriental: snorkeling, diving and swimming with sea turtles in Apo Island.
  5.   Cordilleras: There are also incredible highland landscapes in the Philippines. You’ll find the most attractive natural landscapes in Cordilleras, as well as landscapes, mountain summits, and waterfalls.
  6.    Ilocos: This is where to find the most perfectly cone-shaped volcano in the world. You can as well swim with whale sharks in Donsol and there is decent surfing in Daet.

There are still more places to explore beyond these places. There are over 7,000 islands in the Philippines, so you should trust that there are numerous places you can visit.

 

 

 

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There are some great resorts in Ireland

Many tourists are considering that Ireland is one of the most popular countries to visit. This is because of the large number of tourist attractions, the beautiful scenery, and the friendly people. However, something that you should consider is that you should make sure that you are making your booking at one of the best resorts or hotels. This is because there are some great resorts that you can make a booking at. With this guide, you will know for sure that you are going to stay at one of the best resorts in Ireland.

Knowing your budget

It is important to make sure that you know what your budget is before you start looking at hotels and resorts in Ireland. This is because there are many different resorts that you can make a booking at, but they are not all affordable. Some of them are really expensive and can ruin your budget for your whole vacation.

This is why you should make sure that you know what your budget for your accommodation is and making sure that you are staying within that budget.

The amenities that you are looking for

The other thing that you should make sure about, is what you want from the resort or hotel that you are going to stay at. Meaning what amenities are you looking for and what options are the different hotels and resorts are giving you.

You don’t want to stay at a hotel where you don’t have anything to do, because you didn’t look at the amenities of the hotel before you had made your reservations.

Resort or hotel?

They are both great. Especially, when it comes to Ireland. However, you need to make sure that you know what is going to make it more comfortable for you. Do you prefer staying at a hotel where you have everything you need up close? Or, do you prefer a resort that is offering more amenities than a hotel, but you might need to cater yourself?

A resort can be a lot more fun than staying at a hotel. Especially, if you are going on holiday with your young children. Then, you don’t need to worry that you might disturb the people that are living next door from you.

Some of the best resorts that you can look at in Ireland

It can be hard to make sure that you find the best resorts in Ireland that you can stay at. However, if you know a couple of names that you can make a booking at, it will easier to find the best resort for you and your family. These are the names of some of the top resorts that you can make a booking at:

  •       Lough Eske Castle
  •       The Shelbourne Dublin
  •       The Merrion

People can get confused because of the number of resorts and hotels that you can book at in Ireland. However, if you want to make sure that you are making the right booking, you need to consider this information. Then, you will not make a mistake by booking a hotel or resort that you might not like.

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