Constanţa travel icon will be restored in two years

Constanţa travel icon  will be restored in two years


The Government has re-approved the technical and economic indicators for the consolidation and restoration of the Constanta Casino, with the National Investment Company. Their total value is over 111 million lei and the duration is estimated at 30 months.

The Romanian government reappointed the technical and economic indicators for strengthening and restoring the Constanta Casino, the ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration announced on Wednesday.

The estimated duration of the project is 30 months (3 months design phase and 27 months execution).

The works will be carried out by the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration (MDRAP) through the National Investment Company (CNI) and the total estimated value of the investment is 111,553,449.35 lei (VAT included).

With regard to the documentation initially endorsed in 2015, the main changes concern:

• Functional reconfiguration and adaptation of the interior and exterior spaces to the new functions proposed by the design theme, representative of the social-cultural life of the city and for an "A" category monument of exceptional architectural and historical value;

• adapting architectural, structural and installation projects to the new proposed functions, taking into account the updating of the expertise and studies at this design phase;

• revision of architectural and artistic components documentation (mural painting, stucco-marble, polychrome stucco, metal and stained glass) to adequately treat the degradation occurring between 2014 and 2018;

• updating the design norms and the legislation in the field, "the Ministry of Development specifies.

"Today we have committed ourselves to being rehabilitated by this emblematic objective of Romania and I am convinced that we will be able to accomplish this project, which is highly expected by all Romanians," said Deputy Prime Minister Vasile Daniel Suciu.

Thus, consolidation and restoration works (building S + P + 1E + M, partial bridge and access ramp to the basement) and the exterior ones (terraced platform rehabilitation, utilities networks, defense wall and railing) are proposed.

The main changes to the documentation endorsed in 2015 refer to: functional reconfiguration and adaptation of interior and exterior spaces to the new functions proposed by the design theme, representative of the social and cultural life of the city and of an architectural and architectural monument of "A" category exceptional history; adapting architectural, structural and installation projects to the new proposed functions, taking into account the updating of the expertise and studies at this design phase;review of architectural and artistic components (mural, stucco-marble, polychromatic stucco, metal and stained glass) to adequately address the degradation occurring between 2014 and 2018; updating the design norms and legislation in the field.

Following the consolidation and restoration work, the casino will be relayed to the public circuit and the most important Art Nouveau building will be highlighted.

The casino will host cultural events, symposiums, exhibitions, a 200-seat multipurpose hall and a 150-seat festive hall.

The Constanta travel icon passed almost four years ago from the municipality to the National Investment Company to be restored, and since then the three organized auctions have been challenged and finally canceled.

The building entered last year's list of the seven most endangered sites in Europe.


Constanţa travel icon  will be restored in two years


The Government has re-approved the technical and economic indicators for the consolidation and restoration of the Constanta Casino, with the National Investment Company. Their total value is over 111 million lei and the duration is estimated at 30 months.

The Romanian government reappointed the technical and economic indicators for strengthening and restoring the Constanta Casino, the ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration announced on Wednesday.

The estimated duration of the project is 30 months (3 months design phase and 27 months execution).

The works will be carried out by the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration (MDRAP) through the National Investment Company (CNI) and the total estimated value of the investment is 111,553,449.35 lei (VAT included).

With regard to the documentation initially endorsed in 2015, the main changes concern:

• Functional reconfiguration and adaptation of the interior and exterior spaces to the new functions proposed by the design theme, representative of the social-cultural life of the city and for an "A" category monument of exceptional architectural and historical value;

• adapting architectural, structural and installation projects to the new proposed functions, taking into account the updating of the expertise and studies at this design phase;

• revision of architectural and artistic components documentation (mural painting, stucco-marble, polychrome stucco, metal and stained glass) to adequately treat the degradation occurring between 2014 and 2018;

• updating the design norms and the legislation in the field, "the Ministry of Development specifies.

"Today we have committed ourselves to being rehabilitated by this emblematic objective of Romania and I am convinced that we will be able to accomplish this project, which is highly expected by all Romanians," said Deputy Prime Minister Vasile Daniel Suciu.

Thus, consolidation and restoration works (building S + P + 1E + M, partial bridge and access ramp to the basement) and the exterior ones (terraced platform rehabilitation, utilities networks, defense wall and railing) are proposed.

The main changes to the documentation endorsed in 2015 refer to: functional reconfiguration and adaptation of interior and exterior spaces to the new functions proposed by the design theme, representative of the social and cultural life of the city and of an architectural and architectural monument of "A" category exceptional history; adapting architectural, structural and installation projects to the new proposed functions, taking into account the updating of the expertise and studies at this design phase;review of architectural and artistic components (mural, stucco-marble, polychromatic stucco, metal and stained glass) to adequately address the degradation occurring between 2014 and 2018; updating the design norms and legislation in the field.

Following the consolidation and restoration work, the casino will be relayed to the public circuit and the most important Art Nouveau building will be highlighted.

The casino will host cultural events, symposiums, exhibitions, a 200-seat multipurpose hall and a 150-seat festive hall.

The Constanta travel icon passed almost four years ago from the municipality to the National Investment Company to be restored, and since then the three organized auctions have been challenged and finally canceled.

The building entered last year's list of the seven most endangered sites in Europe.


5 Things to Know Before Trekking in Nepal


5 Things to Know Before Trekking in Nepal

Nepal is one of the popular destinations for trekking. Known for extreme diversity in landscape
and climate, Nepal has some of the unique and thrilling trekking circuits. Even though some of
the famous trekking circuits are resourceful and well-documented, most of the trekking route is
still rugged and isolated from the urban cities. Considering complexities of high altitude and
underdeveloped countryside you should be wary of some of the basic things before venturing on
the difficult terrain of Nepal.

Best Time to Go On a Trek
Timing is the first thing to consider while trekking in Nepal. Even though Nepal is a small
country, it hosts some of the extreme variations in weather. So, you should choose the right
time to embark on your journey. October to November is the best time to trek in Nepal. As the
rain of the monsoon will have cleared the sky and you will get excellent visibility of the mountain
range. You can also choose the time from February to April, but the visibility is not as clear as in
October – November. June to September is not the best time to go for the trek as during this
period it will be a monsoon.

Where to Go On a Trek
After selecting the best time for your trek, you can look for a suitable trek destination. You can
choose the trek circuit according to the level of difficulty and duration of the trek. There are
many popular trek destination like Everest base camp trek, Annapurna circuit Trek, Rara lake
Trek, Manaslu Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Gokyo Ri Trek, Upper Mustang, Three Pass Trek,
Upper
Dolpo Trek, etc. If you have limited period, then you can choose short trek like
Annapurna Sunrise Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Everest View trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking,
Helambu
trek, etc.

Work Out Before Going On a Trek
Trekking in Nepal is exciting, but it comes with the fair share of challenges and difficulties. The
trail is filled with steep terrain making it must to work out beforehand. The trail can go up to a
high altitude of 6000 meters. At such high altitude, trekker may suffer from Acute Mountain sickness as the body is not correctly adapted to the lower oxygen levels. The illness can be fatal
if it doesn’t address in proper time. Therefore, it is recommended to work out before venturing in
high altitude. Beside trekkers need to be ready for acclimatization while ascending on the steep
mountains.

Always Plan for Contingency Days
Many people squeeze their time to fit trek for exact days’ mention in the itinerary, but they fail to
consider delay and cancelled time due to bad weather. The weather in the mountain region can
be unpredictable. Besides weather, you should also consider time for acclimatizing in high
altitude trek. Therefore it is always recommended to have some contingency days. By including
extra days into your trekking, you will always be ready for unknown.

Bring The Right Gear
Choosing the right gear for the trek should be one of your priority. A pair of good trekking boots,
comfortable backpack, and clothes for the season is the basic things to look for. Besides that, if
you are trekking in high altitude, you need to carry gears like trekking poles, ropes, sleeping
bag, etc. Most of the trail is isolated from the city area. Therefore, it is highly recommended to
carry a decent first aid kit and water purifications system like a bottle of chlorine drops. You may
want to carry some antibiotics for stomach illness and upper respiratory. Some of the rural areas
may not have electricity, so it is a good idea to carry an extra battery or solar charger for
electronic devices.

About The Author
Aksharika is an avid traveler who loves to travel and explore new places in Nepal. She also
works as a trekking guide for Green Society Adventure, and you can follow her adventures on
her blog.



5 Things to Know Before Trekking in Nepal

Nepal is one of the popular destinations for trekking. Known for extreme diversity in landscape
and climate, Nepal has some of the unique and thrilling trekking circuits. Even though some of
the famous trekking circuits are resourceful and well-documented, most of the trekking route is
still rugged and isolated from the urban cities. Considering complexities of high altitude and
underdeveloped countryside you should be wary of some of the basic things before venturing on
the difficult terrain of Nepal.

Best Time to Go On a Trek
Timing is the first thing to consider while trekking in Nepal. Even though Nepal is a small
country, it hosts some of the extreme variations in weather. So, you should choose the right
time to embark on your journey. October to November is the best time to trek in Nepal. As the
rain of the monsoon will have cleared the sky and you will get excellent visibility of the mountain
range. You can also choose the time from February to April, but the visibility is not as clear as in
October – November. June to September is not the best time to go for the trek as during this
period it will be a monsoon.

Where to Go On a Trek
After selecting the best time for your trek, you can look for a suitable trek destination. You can
choose the trek circuit according to the level of difficulty and duration of the trek. There are
many popular trek destination like Everest base camp trek, Annapurna circuit Trek, Rara lake
Trek, Manaslu Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Gokyo Ri Trek, Upper Mustang, Three Pass Trek,
Upper
Dolpo Trek, etc. If you have limited period, then you can choose short trek like
Annapurna Sunrise Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Everest View trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking,
Helambu
trek, etc.

Work Out Before Going On a Trek
Trekking in Nepal is exciting, but it comes with the fair share of challenges and difficulties. The
trail is filled with steep terrain making it must to work out beforehand. The trail can go up to a
high altitude of 6000 meters. At such high altitude, trekker may suffer from Acute Mountain sickness as the body is not correctly adapted to the lower oxygen levels. The illness can be fatal
if it doesn’t address in proper time. Therefore, it is recommended to work out before venturing in
high altitude. Beside trekkers need to be ready for acclimatization while ascending on the steep
mountains.

Always Plan for Contingency Days
Many people squeeze their time to fit trek for exact days’ mention in the itinerary, but they fail to
consider delay and cancelled time due to bad weather. The weather in the mountain region can
be unpredictable. Besides weather, you should also consider time for acclimatizing in high
altitude trek. Therefore it is always recommended to have some contingency days. By including
extra days into your trekking, you will always be ready for unknown.

Bring The Right Gear
Choosing the right gear for the trek should be one of your priority. A pair of good trekking boots,
comfortable backpack, and clothes for the season is the basic things to look for. Besides that, if
you are trekking in high altitude, you need to carry gears like trekking poles, ropes, sleeping
bag, etc. Most of the trail is isolated from the city area. Therefore, it is highly recommended to
carry a decent first aid kit and water purifications system like a bottle of chlorine drops. You may
want to carry some antibiotics for stomach illness and upper respiratory. Some of the rural areas
may not have electricity, so it is a good idea to carry an extra battery or solar charger for
electronic devices.

About The Author
Aksharika is an avid traveler who loves to travel and explore new places in Nepal. She also
works as a trekking guide for Green Society Adventure, and you can follow her adventures on
her blog.


Top Five things to do in Melbourne

Booking.com
Top Five things to do in Melbourne

Melbourne has something for everyone regardless of your age, taste or budget. Anyone can enjoy the liveliness of the city. The easy-to-navigate streets that are colourful with modern arts make your walk down the street so lively. You name it Melbourne has it. From great shopping experience to fine dining, modern and contemporary arts, unreal sightseeings – the city of Melbourne has everything to offer.

With endless things to see and do, a trip to Melbourne is sure to keep you busy; however at times, it can be overwhelming for you to choose and decide what to do on your Melbourne trip. Here are some of the best things in Melbourne that you won’t want to miss!

Yarra River cruises in Melbourne is one of the fascinating things to do when you are visiting this iconic city. You can observe the stunning views and the beauty of Melbourne City from a unique perspective.

Early morning or evening is the best time to explore Yarra. You can observe a sunrise or a beautiful sunset along in the backdrop of Melbourne’s stunning skyline. Plenty of companies offer river cruise services, make sure you book with a good one.

Visit Melbourne Star

A giant Ferris wheel in the Docklands area - Melbourne star has been a significant tourist attraction since it’s opening in 2013. Viewing dazzling panoramic views of Melbourne’s skyline from 120m above is nothing less than a top-notch experience. It is one of three observation wheels built around the world that offers a 360-degree view of Melbourne skyline.

Look Down from the Eureka Skydeck

The Eureka Skydeck is one of the highest viewing platforms in the Southern Hemisphere – this place has the wow factor. You can see the best 360-degree view of Melbourne from the 88th floor of Eureka Skydeck.

Tickets of Eureka Skydeck is not time-stamped and can be purchased in advance or on-site. You can also step outside the small terrace, which allows you to feel the wind. For this “The Edge Experience”, the visitors have to pay an extra fee, but it’s worth it so don’t skip this lifetime experience.

Take a trip to Brighton Beach

The major attraction of Brighton Beach is 82 distinctive multi-coloured Dendy Street Beach Bathing Boxes. Apart from it, Brighton has chic cafes and stores.
Originally these boxes used to be ladies changing rooms with no water or electricity, a few boxes of the beach are more than 100-years-old. Don’t forget to carry a camera to capture these vibrant colour boxes.

Visit Federation Square

The places where more than 2000 events are hosted every year, Federation square is a creative and artistic hub of Melbourne. Federation Square is home to two galleries: Ian Potter Centre and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image which is a world-leading centre for experiencing the moving image in all its forms.

Most of the events like cultural festivals, event launches, exhibitions, performances, forums, films, concerts, and fashion shows held here are free. Also, visit Flinders St Station and restaurants on Flinders Lane while you visit Federation Square.

About the Author:

Christian Taylor is a tour & event management specialist with Dreamscape Tours - a company that organizes elite Yarra River cruises, Winery Tours, Night Club Tours, Train & Christmas Tour packages in Melbourne.


Booking.com
Top Five things to do in Melbourne

Melbourne has something for everyone regardless of your age, taste or budget. Anyone can enjoy the liveliness of the city. The easy-to-navigate streets that are colourful with modern arts make your walk down the street so lively. You name it Melbourne has it. From great shopping experience to fine dining, modern and contemporary arts, unreal sightseeings – the city of Melbourne has everything to offer.

With endless things to see and do, a trip to Melbourne is sure to keep you busy; however at times, it can be overwhelming for you to choose and decide what to do on your Melbourne trip. Here are some of the best things in Melbourne that you won’t want to miss!

Yarra River cruises in Melbourne is one of the fascinating things to do when you are visiting this iconic city. You can observe the stunning views and the beauty of Melbourne City from a unique perspective.

Early morning or evening is the best time to explore Yarra. You can observe a sunrise or a beautiful sunset along in the backdrop of Melbourne’s stunning skyline. Plenty of companies offer river cruise services, make sure you book with a good one.

Visit Melbourne Star

A giant Ferris wheel in the Docklands area - Melbourne star has been a significant tourist attraction since it’s opening in 2013. Viewing dazzling panoramic views of Melbourne’s skyline from 120m above is nothing less than a top-notch experience. It is one of three observation wheels built around the world that offers a 360-degree view of Melbourne skyline.

Look Down from the Eureka Skydeck

The Eureka Skydeck is one of the highest viewing platforms in the Southern Hemisphere – this place has the wow factor. You can see the best 360-degree view of Melbourne from the 88th floor of Eureka Skydeck.

Tickets of Eureka Skydeck is not time-stamped and can be purchased in advance or on-site. You can also step outside the small terrace, which allows you to feel the wind. For this “The Edge Experience”, the visitors have to pay an extra fee, but it’s worth it so don’t skip this lifetime experience.

Take a trip to Brighton Beach

The major attraction of Brighton Beach is 82 distinctive multi-coloured Dendy Street Beach Bathing Boxes. Apart from it, Brighton has chic cafes and stores.
Originally these boxes used to be ladies changing rooms with no water or electricity, a few boxes of the beach are more than 100-years-old. Don’t forget to carry a camera to capture these vibrant colour boxes.

Visit Federation Square

The places where more than 2000 events are hosted every year, Federation square is a creative and artistic hub of Melbourne. Federation Square is home to two galleries: Ian Potter Centre and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image which is a world-leading centre for experiencing the moving image in all its forms.

Most of the events like cultural festivals, event launches, exhibitions, performances, forums, films, concerts, and fashion shows held here are free. Also, visit Flinders St Station and restaurants on Flinders Lane while you visit Federation Square.

About the Author:

Christian Taylor is a tour & event management specialist with Dreamscape Tours - a company that organizes elite Yarra River cruises, Winery Tours, Night Club Tours, Train & Christmas Tour packages in Melbourne.


How to get a Free travel gift card worth 100£



ALOT - A Lot Of Trips offer it's members the chance to get a 100£ gift card

Tailor made trips offer the perfect way to… 
  • Celebrate a special occasion or milestone birthday in your own way

  • Share an experience you’ve always wanted to do with your friends of family

  • Create a once-in-a-lifetime trip

Whatever your reason for going bespoke, our tailor made team are on hand with honest advice and know how to design you an authentic tour. With tailor made, you: 


  • Choose your own destinations, duration and budget

  • Travel on your own, as a couple or with a group of friends or family

  • Receive expert advice at every step

  • Go bespoke or customise existing tours

  • Get detailed itineraries and information

  • Have support of local partners & guides

    Receive a Virgin Experience Days gift card worth £100 with any Tailor Made booking.


Terms and Conditions:

  • Please quote offer code TAILORMADE19 at the time of booking (if booking online please enter this code in the ‘Special Requests box'

  • Valid on bookings made between 3/5/19 and 10/6/19 only.

  • Valid on trips departing between 3/5/19 and 31/12/19 only.

  • Valid on any Exodus Tailormade trip.

  • The offer is for one gift card per booking.

  • Valid on new bookings only, cannot be applied to existing bookings, cannot be used to rebook the same trip and may only be used once per booking.

  • This offer is not combinable with any other offers apart from Loyalty Discounts.

  • The discount only applies to the trip price, not to any additional items such as single supplements or extra accomodation

  • Exodus Travels standard Booking Terms and Conditions apply.

  • If booking a Flight Inclusive trip, flight supplements may still apply.

  • This offer is subject to availability and Exodus Travels reserves the right to change this offer at any time.

  • This offer is not transferrable, there is no cash alternative and no correspondence will be entered into.

  • This offer is not available to Exodus Staff or to their immediate families.



ALOT - A Lot Of Trips offer it's members the chance to get a 100£ gift card

Tailor made trips offer the perfect way to… 
  • Celebrate a special occasion or milestone birthday in your own way

  • Share an experience you’ve always wanted to do with your friends of family

  • Create a once-in-a-lifetime trip

Whatever your reason for going bespoke, our tailor made team are on hand with honest advice and know how to design you an authentic tour. With tailor made, you: 


  • Choose your own destinations, duration and budget

  • Travel on your own, as a couple or with a group of friends or family

  • Receive expert advice at every step

  • Go bespoke or customise existing tours

  • Get detailed itineraries and information

  • Have support of local partners & guides

    Receive a Virgin Experience Days gift card worth £100 with any Tailor Made booking.


Terms and Conditions:

  • Please quote offer code TAILORMADE19 at the time of booking (if booking online please enter this code in the ‘Special Requests box'

  • Valid on bookings made between 3/5/19 and 10/6/19 only.

  • Valid on trips departing between 3/5/19 and 31/12/19 only.

  • Valid on any Exodus Tailormade trip.

  • The offer is for one gift card per booking.

  • Valid on new bookings only, cannot be applied to existing bookings, cannot be used to rebook the same trip and may only be used once per booking.

  • This offer is not combinable with any other offers apart from Loyalty Discounts.

  • The discount only applies to the trip price, not to any additional items such as single supplements or extra accomodation

  • Exodus Travels standard Booking Terms and Conditions apply.

  • If booking a Flight Inclusive trip, flight supplements may still apply.

  • This offer is subject to availability and Exodus Travels reserves the right to change this offer at any time.

  • This offer is not transferrable, there is no cash alternative and no correspondence will be entered into.

  • This offer is not available to Exodus Staff or to their immediate families.

5 Must know things for a New Traveler



5 Must know things for a New Traveler

Maybe you are planning a trip to an exotic tropical country or you are already midway planning a trip to your nearest weekend getaway, you are already amazing! So sit down, breathe and relax rookie traveller. Here is everything you need to know before your first trip to basically anywhere.

Travel is an alluring idea. Who doesn't want to escape the humdrum of a boring life and take a break to go somewhere fun? New people, food, culture, it's all jazzy and exciting, isn't it? Well, the idea of spontaneous travelling and living out of a rucksack can seem lucrative at times but the real world comes without those pretty Instagram filters. It's not always La Vie En Rose for the first time traveller. But you see, that is the beauty of it! 

You can finally let your hair down and be yourself! Travel catches you off guard and that could be a fun experience, if only you keep in mind a few things.

Worry not. Here are 5 must-know things for a new traveller:
  1. Choose an easy destination:

 Let's get to the fun part first. You get to choose your own destination! Maybe you have always wanted a vacation in the Bahamas or visit the Red Square in Moscow, or plan a ski trip in the Alps. Let's admit it.  Given a choice, we will always reach for the difficult and improbable, first. The Bahamas and Moscow are drop dead gorgeous destinations however, feasibility should always be taken into consideration while planning a trip.

Start with someplace that vibes with you, that comes easy and natural to you. Planning a trip to the other end of the world sounds exciting but the entire experience could get quite overwhelming if, at all, you ever feel (or get!) stuck at a place.

  1. Documents and Insurance :

 This not so fun part, could actually be a lifesaver, at times. It is extremely important to have travel documents sorted and organized before you leave for your trip. Say for example it is wise to get your passport renewed at least before 6 months of expiry if you are planning to travel abroad. Visas are crucial to any trip abroad. Every country doesn't necessarily demand a visa for travel, but some countries wouldn't even allow you to step in without a visa. Make sure you get your Visas sorted months ahead of your travel date. Get photocopies of all important document, and leave a set at home for an emergency.

 Also, make sure you have your travel insurance and health insurance on fleek, just to stay on the safe side. Now, this might sound weird but, if you are planning to travel to a place that is susceptible to certain diseases, it is better to get vaccinated before your journey.

  1. Budget and Extra Cash!

 Travel and chaos theory are closely related. Budgets can get you organised and save extra expenses but, sadly and luckily travels don't always go as planned. Draw a budget and stick to it, however, carrying an extra wad of cash always comes in handy. A lot of fancy food all the time can get you sick. Try to strike a balance. Cereals and spreads are a great option for breakfast which you can carry along with you and save some cash.

 Make sure your cards are functional and let your bank know of your travel plans, just in case they decide to hold your card out of suspicion. Wallets have a tendency to run away from their owner. DO NOT have a codependent relationship with your wallet! Have some funds and cards kept somewhere, well...secret? So that even in case your wallet gets stolen, you always have a backup.

  1. Travel Light :

 Coming back to ground reality, you are going to get so exhausted at times, you WILL seriously consider ditching that huge suitcase and simply walking away. Pack just the essentials. You probably won't need those 20 pairs of clothes and 10 pairs of shoes. Like they say - While in Rome, do as the Romans do.

 Choose your outfits carefully keeping in mind the weather and place. There are certain outfits that suit every occasion and are quite weather friendly. Similarly moving around with tons of accessories is not a good idea. If you have chosen an off-road biker’s paradise, you don't carry a garage with you. Trust the internet! You can now get all your bike accessories with just a click. A lot of stuff can overwhelm you at times. The mantra to packing light?  Simple...bare...necessities.

  1. Connectivity and Safety :

 Stay connected to your people!

Make sure your phone actually works in a different country and calling facilities are not locked. Contact your operator for any international call plans and roaming facilities while planning a trip abroad. Local sim cards are a great option if you are planning a longer stay, but for short trip and weekend getaways, simply make sure you have 'a plan' and your phone is working.

 A few precautions can make you 'a 100 % theft prove'. Electronics, wallets and jewellery items are the most vulnerable to theft. Keep your luggage and electronics locked at all times and make sure your gadgets are password protected.

 Oh, by the way, a pepper spray is not a girly thing.

 You are all set for your journey. Explore the place and go with the flow. No guide book could give you what your senses and intuition could. Grab an 805 Beer, connect to new friends and make memories that will last you for a lifetime. Anyway, isn't it wonderful to get beautifully lost sometimes ...?


Bon voyage and au revoir!


 Author Bio -

 Rebecca has been closely studying the travel industry trends from quite some time. Intrigued by the booming growth of this sector, she takes interest in penning down her views providing quality insight on current travel trends and also likes to write about food and beverages, particularly wine.


5 Must know things for a New Traveler

Maybe you are planning a trip to an exotic tropical country or you are already midway planning a trip to your nearest weekend getaway, you are already amazing! So sit down, breathe and relax rookie traveller. Here is everything you need to know before your first trip to basically anywhere.

Travel is an alluring idea. Who doesn't want to escape the humdrum of a boring life and take a break to go somewhere fun? New people, food, culture, it's all jazzy and exciting, isn't it? Well, the idea of spontaneous travelling and living out of a rucksack can seem lucrative at times but the real world comes without those pretty Instagram filters. It's not always La Vie En Rose for the first time traveller. But you see, that is the beauty of it! 

You can finally let your hair down and be yourself! Travel catches you off guard and that could be a fun experience, if only you keep in mind a few things.

Worry not. Here are 5 must-know things for a new traveller:
  1. Choose an easy destination:

 Let's get to the fun part first. You get to choose your own destination! Maybe you have always wanted a vacation in the Bahamas or visit the Red Square in Moscow, or plan a ski trip in the Alps. Let's admit it.  Given a choice, we will always reach for the difficult and improbable, first. The Bahamas and Moscow are drop dead gorgeous destinations however, feasibility should always be taken into consideration while planning a trip.

Start with someplace that vibes with you, that comes easy and natural to you. Planning a trip to the other end of the world sounds exciting but the entire experience could get quite overwhelming if, at all, you ever feel (or get!) stuck at a place.

  1. Documents and Insurance :

 This not so fun part, could actually be a lifesaver, at times. It is extremely important to have travel documents sorted and organized before you leave for your trip. Say for example it is wise to get your passport renewed at least before 6 months of expiry if you are planning to travel abroad. Visas are crucial to any trip abroad. Every country doesn't necessarily demand a visa for travel, but some countries wouldn't even allow you to step in without a visa. Make sure you get your Visas sorted months ahead of your travel date. Get photocopies of all important document, and leave a set at home for an emergency.

 Also, make sure you have your travel insurance and health insurance on fleek, just to stay on the safe side. Now, this might sound weird but, if you are planning to travel to a place that is susceptible to certain diseases, it is better to get vaccinated before your journey.

  1. Budget and Extra Cash!

 Travel and chaos theory are closely related. Budgets can get you organised and save extra expenses but, sadly and luckily travels don't always go as planned. Draw a budget and stick to it, however, carrying an extra wad of cash always comes in handy. A lot of fancy food all the time can get you sick. Try to strike a balance. Cereals and spreads are a great option for breakfast which you can carry along with you and save some cash.

 Make sure your cards are functional and let your bank know of your travel plans, just in case they decide to hold your card out of suspicion. Wallets have a tendency to run away from their owner. DO NOT have a codependent relationship with your wallet! Have some funds and cards kept somewhere, well...secret? So that even in case your wallet gets stolen, you always have a backup.

  1. Travel Light :

 Coming back to ground reality, you are going to get so exhausted at times, you WILL seriously consider ditching that huge suitcase and simply walking away. Pack just the essentials. You probably won't need those 20 pairs of clothes and 10 pairs of shoes. Like they say - While in Rome, do as the Romans do.

 Choose your outfits carefully keeping in mind the weather and place. There are certain outfits that suit every occasion and are quite weather friendly. Similarly moving around with tons of accessories is not a good idea. If you have chosen an off-road biker’s paradise, you don't carry a garage with you. Trust the internet! You can now get all your bike accessories with just a click. A lot of stuff can overwhelm you at times. The mantra to packing light?  Simple...bare...necessities.

  1. Connectivity and Safety :

 Stay connected to your people!

Make sure your phone actually works in a different country and calling facilities are not locked. Contact your operator for any international call plans and roaming facilities while planning a trip abroad. Local sim cards are a great option if you are planning a longer stay, but for short trip and weekend getaways, simply make sure you have 'a plan' and your phone is working.

 A few precautions can make you 'a 100 % theft prove'. Electronics, wallets and jewellery items are the most vulnerable to theft. Keep your luggage and electronics locked at all times and make sure your gadgets are password protected.

 Oh, by the way, a pepper spray is not a girly thing.

 You are all set for your journey. Explore the place and go with the flow. No guide book could give you what your senses and intuition could. Grab an 805 Beer, connect to new friends and make memories that will last you for a lifetime. Anyway, isn't it wonderful to get beautifully lost sometimes ...?


Bon voyage and au revoir!


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 Rebecca has been closely studying the travel industry trends from quite some time. Intrigued by the booming growth of this sector, she takes interest in penning down her views providing quality insight on current travel trends and also likes to write about food and beverages, particularly wine.

5 most beautiful spa resorts in Romania



5 most beautiful spa resorts in Romania

In Romania there are some of the most beautiful spa resorts, these being some of the most popular holiday destinations. For various treatments, but also for relaxation or rest, many tourists search for the most beautiful spa resorts in Romania, this country being rich in areas with thermal waters, mineral springs and clean air. Once, the most sought-after holiday destinations were spa resorts. Those who opt for such a vacation were packed at affordable and very good conditions, relaxation, treatment and leisure. After the Revolution, our spa resorts fell into derision, losing their brilliance and notoriety of the past. Thus, many of them fell prey to disinterest and turned into ruins. However, some of them have preserved their beauty and notoriety, receiving a lot of tourists today,

Herculane baths

It is the oldest spa resort in Romania and one of the oldest in the world, being documented in 153 BC The springs generally have a temperature between 38 and 53 degrees Celsius, but there are also some with temperatures between 46 and 56 degrees Celsius . The resort is located in Caraş-Severin County, on the Cerna Valley and is part of the Cernei-Domogled Valley National Park. The main therapeutic factor of the resort is the sulphurous, iodate, brominated or bicarbonate sources, thermo-minerals and chlor-sodium sources, indicated both for external cleaning and for internal cleaning.

Călimatul - Căciulata, one of the most beautiful spa resorts in Romania, is renowned for its bioclimate and for the numerous tourist attractions in the area It is considered to be the most beautiful spa resort on the Olt Valley, being renowned for the therapeutic effects of its mineral waters, its bioclimate and the multitude of tourist attractions in the area. The mineral waters of Călimăneşti were used by the Emperor of France himself, Napoleon III. Călimăneşti-Căciulata baths are located in Valcea County, 18 kilometers north of Ramnicu Valcea. Natural factors for cleaning are the sulphurous, chlorinated, brominated, sodium, calcium and magnesium mineral waters.

Vatra Dornei Named Pearl of Bucovina, Vatra Dornei is located 105 kilometers from Suceava and 40 kilometers from Campulung Moldovenesc. The waters here are mainly carbonated minerals, ferruginous, poorly bicarbonate, sodium, calcium, magnesium, hypotones. You can also find peat mud transported from Poiana Stampei used in both mud bath and wrapping treatment.

Baile Felix The resort in northeastern Romania, situated at an altitude of 140 meters in the Crişuri Plain, lies exactly in the contact area with the hills and the Pădurea Craiului Mountains. The main feature of the Băile Felix resort is the high temperature of the thermal waters here, which set records of nearly 50 degrees Celsius. For this reason, Băile Felix can go for outdoor treatment stays, including during the winter. The main factors of the resort are the hypertermal, bicarbonate, calcium, silicic and sulphate oligomineral waters. The area is distinguished by a sedative cleansing bioclimate and there is also the option of fossil sapropelic slurry packaging.

Govora Baths, one of the most beautiful resorts in Romania, rich in iodized and brominated water in Europe The resort is located in the northeast of Valcea County and can be reached there by DN67, Râmnicu Vâlcea-Horezu-Targu Jiu. It is said that the name Govora originates from the Dacian dialect and means ditch, valley with many springs. Govora Baths is one of the richest spa resorts in iodine and bromine water in Europe, iodine and bromine of organic origin.




5 most beautiful spa resorts in Romania

In Romania there are some of the most beautiful spa resorts, these being some of the most popular holiday destinations. For various treatments, but also for relaxation or rest, many tourists search for the most beautiful spa resorts in Romania, this country being rich in areas with thermal waters, mineral springs and clean air. Once, the most sought-after holiday destinations were spa resorts. Those who opt for such a vacation were packed at affordable and very good conditions, relaxation, treatment and leisure. After the Revolution, our spa resorts fell into derision, losing their brilliance and notoriety of the past. Thus, many of them fell prey to disinterest and turned into ruins. However, some of them have preserved their beauty and notoriety, receiving a lot of tourists today,

Herculane baths

It is the oldest spa resort in Romania and one of the oldest in the world, being documented in 153 BC The springs generally have a temperature between 38 and 53 degrees Celsius, but there are also some with temperatures between 46 and 56 degrees Celsius . The resort is located in Caraş-Severin County, on the Cerna Valley and is part of the Cernei-Domogled Valley National Park. The main therapeutic factor of the resort is the sulphurous, iodate, brominated or bicarbonate sources, thermo-minerals and chlor-sodium sources, indicated both for external cleaning and for internal cleaning.

Călimatul - Căciulata, one of the most beautiful spa resorts in Romania, is renowned for its bioclimate and for the numerous tourist attractions in the area It is considered to be the most beautiful spa resort on the Olt Valley, being renowned for the therapeutic effects of its mineral waters, its bioclimate and the multitude of tourist attractions in the area. The mineral waters of Călimăneşti were used by the Emperor of France himself, Napoleon III. Călimăneşti-Căciulata baths are located in Valcea County, 18 kilometers north of Ramnicu Valcea. Natural factors for cleaning are the sulphurous, chlorinated, brominated, sodium, calcium and magnesium mineral waters.

Vatra Dornei Named Pearl of Bucovina, Vatra Dornei is located 105 kilometers from Suceava and 40 kilometers from Campulung Moldovenesc. The waters here are mainly carbonated minerals, ferruginous, poorly bicarbonate, sodium, calcium, magnesium, hypotones. You can also find peat mud transported from Poiana Stampei used in both mud bath and wrapping treatment.

Baile Felix The resort in northeastern Romania, situated at an altitude of 140 meters in the Crişuri Plain, lies exactly in the contact area with the hills and the Pădurea Craiului Mountains. The main feature of the Băile Felix resort is the high temperature of the thermal waters here, which set records of nearly 50 degrees Celsius. For this reason, Băile Felix can go for outdoor treatment stays, including during the winter. The main factors of the resort are the hypertermal, bicarbonate, calcium, silicic and sulphate oligomineral waters. The area is distinguished by a sedative cleansing bioclimate and there is also the option of fossil sapropelic slurry packaging.

Govora Baths, one of the most beautiful resorts in Romania, rich in iodized and brominated water in Europe The resort is located in the northeast of Valcea County and can be reached there by DN67, Râmnicu Vâlcea-Horezu-Targu Jiu. It is said that the name Govora originates from the Dacian dialect and means ditch, valley with many springs. Govora Baths is one of the richest spa resorts in iodine and bromine water in Europe, iodine and bromine of organic origin.


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