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Travel to New Zealand to discover new experiences

Travel Destination, Travel Stories - Shelia - May 27, 2015

The various exciting and fascinating locations at New Zealand are always renowned by the people all over the world due to its great sense of beauty. One visit’s to New Zealand will definitely makes those travelers to feel as if they are landed on one among the unique and best place on the whole universe. Hence one can definitely spent their holiday vacations in these kinds of places so as to experience the good feels of delights. For the people who were going to proceed with the travels to New Zealand for the very first time, can definitely prefer their travels by air, because many air lines fly to this country from the different parts of the world like India, China, Australia and so on. Cruising is also the one another option left to the seekers of adventurers and one has to ensure that they hold the necessary passport and visas with them. Hence with the possession of these valid official documents one can definitely proceed to fly to this country as it always give warm welcomes to its visitors.Travel to New Zealand

Treasures of New Zealand

The islands at the southern regions of New Zealand are the paradises with the possession of green hills that can roll, craggy mountains and the beaches that are swept by the wind always remains as a fascinating features to the tourists of this location. One should never miss their opportunities to visit the location Lake Tekapo which can be reached within the duration of three hours from the Christchurch. The reason for the stunning looks of the lake is the rock flours that have its presence in water. Hence those warm springs will aid the visitors in feeling a greater sense of relaxation and will definitely makes those persons to feel calm. Since the ambiances around this lake are extremely stunning, there is no doubt that these places remain as a delight to the professional photographers.

Also, one should not miss their valuable opportunities to visit the hidden secrets of New Zealand such as the Ruakuri caves and the flights from Rotorua which takes those travelers to the island at off-shores which goes by the name of White Islands and the visitors of these locations are definitely assured for their greater enjoyments.

Tips on the Safety Aspects of Travels

New Zealand is usually safe for carrying out one’s travel but definitely cannot be assured for any crime activities. Some intended people have the ability to recognize the tourists in the range of their possessions and they try to involve in the thefts which causes those individuals to lose their valuable resources. Therefore it is always the responsibilities of the tourists to take the proper care of their money and the various other possessions so to avoid becoming the victims of various criminal activities. People are always recommended not to hire the use of Hitch hiking because those means of travel are not safe generally. Hence it always recommended for the travelers to assure with enough precautionary measures so as to stay secured.

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Travelling Around the Globe

Travel Stories - Shelia - May 7, 2015

Travelling Around the GlobeExploring new places makes your life worth living for. Every trip will give you a new experience, new adventure, thrill and lot more excitements. Travelling around the Globe gives you the feel of aliveness. Report says that travelling to new places will refresh our brains and it gives chances to forget our problems. One can learn different culture, food& activities and gives opportunity to get connected with peoples. Those experiences should be collected, recorded and cherished. We live only once, live it to its best.Travelling to new places will help you to come out of stress, work pressure.The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page. – St. Augustine. Well said lines – How do you read a book? By its cover? By its first page? Or the whole book? It’s all up to us. There are many ways that we can spend our time in doing sightseeing, trekking, rafting, paragliding and exploring the great outdoors. A vacation will be more exciting if you are really sure that you will be having fun to the place that you’re going to. It is more exciting if we could go to other places for new environment not only for relaxation but also for recreational activities we could do and discover new things. The feel of spending time with the Nature is the god’s paradise.

I have wonderful memories and stories of all these places. I dream of more places like those! They were all times of being with my family. However annoying and irritating they may be, its fun! When I am lying on my death bed, these are the things I hope to think off. You cannot say that you do not want to feel the way I do, about visiting these remarkable places. There are thousands more too. Near where you live and far far away in unknown lands. Some of the most astonishing places are the unexpected and hidden places.

Be brave and let loose your desires! Taste new foods even if you think you won’t like them. You may be surprised… Take photos. Explore and take more photos. The memories are treasures! The best thing to do is to go to a city for one day. You’ll feel a rush to go everywhere, but relax. It’s supposed to be fun. You’ll never forget those extravagant and eccentric landmarks, food or even the people. Save up your money now. Go with your family all around the world! Or you could go back-packing with friends for a few months – for a once in a lifetime opportunity!

As somebody once said, ‘the world is your oyster’. Accept all you have been given. Make the most of it and experience it to the max. This is our world; we have the right to see it all. Whether we’re nine or ninety years old. Take the time to enjoy yourself and be mesmerized by your findings. I will do everything in my power to see as much as I can. I therefore insist and beg you to do so too. Remember what somebody once said.

It’s time for you to reward yourself after hardship.

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Enjoy Lovely Travel

Lazy Destinations, Travel Stories - Shelia - May 6, 2015

travellerModern people are curious to explore and travel to various places. Everybody will get a new enthusiastic feeling when they hear the word travelling. Travelling provides more knowledge and experiences to people.

There are many reasons for travelling based upon the people. Some people go for travelling for the sake of pleasure. Some people go for travelling to relax themselves from their work stress. Some people go for travelling to spend time with family. Some people go for travelling to explore many places and things.

Nowadays many people choose travelling especially for weather change. During summer, they are travelling to hill regions. During winter, they are preferring some warm regions. People always feel excited to go for vacation especially kids.

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Archeologist people are spending their most of the living span for travelling to collect more knowledge about various things in various places. For them travelling is passion. They love to travel to know more historical values of art.

People travel from country to country to know more deep about the cultural value of that country. They will get more knowledge about the people and country when they interact with them. Such knowledge is a treasure and exists with them forever in their life.

Business people travel to many places to get customers and to improve their brand values in and around various places of the world. They can easily get into interaction with different kind of people and obviously travelling demands perfect communication skills. Travelling increases self-confidence for business people.

Travelling provides us an opportunity to spend time with our dear ones who is staying far away from us during festive seasons. Senior people take divine travelling to many places based on their religion. It makes them satisfied with their life.

Both natural and artificial places attracts people to travel. Many countries spend lots of money to develop natural or artificial tourist spots to attract the tourists. The Government make money from those visiting places. Mountains, beaches, temples, forts, palaces and monuments are some of the natural sightseeing places to travel. Artificial lakes, artificial snow falls, sand creatures, amusement parks, Art gallery, Exhibition are some of the manmade sightseeing places to travel.

Travel makes a place in a part of education also as it provides learning. Many school and college trips are enhanced as a part of education and learning. Advanced transport system makes people travel faster with affordable price. In our routine life, travelling gives a great change to get relieved from our stress .People derive immense gain and pleasure from travelling

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Ways to Annoy a Torontonian

Travel Stories - Shelia - September 3, 2013

Toronto is a big and bold city and because of that there are plenty of ways to annoy its citizens. Generally a Torontonian just wants to live their life, have their friends, and feel pride in their city… if you step forward to impede these meager wants you will annoy them. Ways to annoy a Torontonians include.


Walking Slowly

There’s a time and a place to take your time on the sidewalk of the city and it isn’t before 9 AM anywhere near the financial district. Generally people in Toronto are bustling along at pace and the sidewalks are packed. A person walking slowly puts the entire fragile social world of the sidewalk in chaos slowing it to a stand still. Next people will start trying to pass the said person and annoying the people walking the other direction. We are not talking about Olympic speed walking here just keep pace to the person in front of you and don’t stop unannounced to look at things in shop windows in the middle of the sidewalk.

Claiming the city when you’re not from Toronto

Well the truth of the matter is that half the people in Toronto are from other places. With that said, when you meet someone in the city you wouldn’t say you’re from Toronto, rather you would say where you are from originally. Downtown Torontoite’s get annoyed when people from the fringes of the GTA (the greater Toronto area) claim they are from Toronto – which generally means living in the downtown core. Why you might ask would this annoy people? People from the suburbs – Brampton, Pickering and Mississauga – are often poorly behaved downtown in the entertainment district and the locals don’t want to be associated with that behavior.

Hating on the City, just cause…

All the Toronto locals have heard the New York comparison and how Toronto really is no NYC. Well duh…, but at the same time it’s kind of sweet it even got into a sentence of comparison with that city. People, especially around Canada, are often trying to knock Toronto down saying it really isn’t that great. Saying this to locals, who overwhelmingly feel positive about the place, will not like it. Sure, there are things that aren’t perfect – public transport could be better, rent is high, and Toronto sports teams are in a seemingly permanent funk – but there is plenty right here too and that is what locals like to hear.

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Moving to Amsterdam with $500 Dollars

Travel Stories - Shelia - August 13, 2013

One of the big experiences of traveling is to pull off a move to a country with next to no money. This is an experience that takes the most intense focus, a few good friends, and basically just a bit of luck. There was a time several years back when I had the experience of moving to Amsterdam – at first for a girl, then later for my self – with just around $500 dollars. I’m going to detail how I did it as a blue print of sorts of how high risk moves like this are done.


I concocted the plan and I stuck to it…

This may sounds sort of obvious, but the reality is that I very much needed to have a goal in my mind cemented that I was going to do this move and there would be no turning back. Even as certain set backs occurred, like it taking much longer in London then I had calculated to get my Dutch work visa, I didn’t give up on my plan. Keeping the goal alive kept my mind sharp for anything that would help me see the goal through. I was optimistic it would work, even when at times it did seem a little dire, and it did.

I tapped my travel contacts in Amsterdam…

Knowing that my money was so low I didn’t mess around before I was set to come to Amsterdam, I got in touch with all the people I knew there first. Rather than sugar coat the situation, I told them just how dire my circumstances were and they all leapt forward to help me. As I would come to find out Dutch people are very caring about one another and this was the first time I saw it. As I stayed with different friends I said to myself that latter on I would definitely re-pay that kindness.

No rest for the wicked, I found any job I could ASAP…

Literally from the day I arrived I didn’t bother learning the pubs and coffee shops instead I had my friend Julia show me the layout of the city and right away I was hitting the pavement looking for work. I sketched a loose outline of the city and wandered around resume in hand. I tried at some bars and a few youth hostels to no avail. The next day though, still focused from my plan, I looked hard again and found what would keep me a float in the city – a posting at a temp agency to for dishwashers. Without ego or pride I walked in there and took the job and my Amsterdam experience began. Later on, I would find much more exiting work, but I was there then and I was staying!

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