Posted by Harrison Grant on July 3rd, 2014 Posted in General
The tourism industry of Great Britain continues to boom as more and more residents from the United Kingdom and North America continues to visit it on a regular basis. Great Britain is big and is composed of the islands of England, Scotland, and Wales. If you love going to the malls, dining out, or want to experience the rich culture of Great Britain, then you should visit Liverpool, London, and Edinburgh. Some of the most preferred places in Great Britain are the following:
This city is known as the capital of England. From there, you will see various historical landmarks such as the Kensington Palace, Towers Of London, and the Houses of the Parliament. If you love to shop, then you should visit Harrods. It is known for its single service sale and a truly amazing food court.
This is situated in the western part of London and it houses the oldest English speaking college; the Oxford. You will also find the Christ Church Cathedral and the Carfax Tower. It also houses top notch restaurants, shops, and entertaining spots at night.
This can be found in England’s northwest side. This place is known as the home of poets and writers. It is called the Lake District because you can literally find dozens of lake here.
It is the third biggest state in Great Britain. The most populated cities in Scotland are Edinburgh and Glasgow. Take the whisky trail to experience the finest whiskey in the world.
This has its own language, but is very rich in literature and arts. You will find castles, historic places, and coastlines in Wales.
Posted by Harrison Grant on June 20th, 2014 Posted in General
Because of tourism this is an International airport with over 100 airlines based as the gateway to Europe. This airport has made Amsterdam a very cheap and easy destination to reach for most travelers as one can book a flight at the last minute because of the number of airlines that operate from this airport. Because there are so many flights, parking can become a mess – so perhaps this will help you with that problem.
It is possible to check availability of parking spaces in advance by going online to Schipholparkerenvergelijken.nl Smart Parking. Here you will input travel or arrival dates will show passengers, and what parking options are available to them on the day.
For those passengers who are being collected or dropped off there is Visitors’ parking that charges by the 30 minute interval for the first 3 hours. This can be used for those wishing to go shopping at the Schiphol Plaza also.
Long and Short Term Parking
Long term and short term parking can also be very cheap when parking in the Smart Parking zone, which allows you to reserve from a 3 day parking period onwards. This is where passengers can park for 8, 15 or even 22 days for just 5 EUR per day. And passengers who make early reservations are able to save more. A booking made six weeks in advance of arrival may bring the cost down to EUR 4.32 per day. A surveillance camera for 24 hours and additional security guard protection makes sure that vandalism and theft are kept well away from this parking area.
The airport parking also includes a valet service. No need to hunt for parking. Also stop by the airport website to get further information on other matters at the airport.
Posted by Harrison Grant on June 19th, 2014 Posted in General
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or most popularly known as Great Britain or Britain is a constitutional monarchy, which is comprised of England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands. Great Britain is ranked number four in the most populous country in the entire Europe.
About 77% of its inhabitants are from the English descent, 4.5% is from Welsh, 8% Scottish, and about 3% from Irish. If you look at the population of Great Britain, you will notice that it has increasing ethnic diversity, especially during 1970s when people from different parts of the world started to migrate. These people are from Pakistan, India, China, Africa, and even the West Indies.
Looking at the type of government in Great Britain
The Great Britain has a constitutional monarchy government. Its constitution is not documented, but is known to be centuries old accumulation of usage, tradition, judicial decisions, and statutes. The hereditary monarch should belong to the Church of England in accordance with the Act of Settlement of 1701, but is limited to exercising ceremonial functions being the head of the state.
Posted by Harrison Grant on June 12th, 2014 Posted in General
A lot of people are moving to the United Kingdom because of many different reasons. There are so many advantages living in UK and one of which is learning a new language, especially if you are coming from a non-English speaking country.
As you know, English is the international and widely spoken language. Children from all over the world are being taught to speak English. The living condition in UK is also better as compared with other nations in the world. It is true that the United Kingdom is one of the densely populated nations in the world, but the quality of life is very good.
What are the popular destinations in the United Kingdom?
If your primary reason of moving to UK is for study purpose, then you will be amazed to know that every city has a university. In fact, almost all universities in the United Kingdom consist of international students. The universities in UK have their own little universe and most of them offer on-campus accommodation.
The two famous towns for academic excellence are Cambridge and Oxford. These are just small towns, but they attract so many investors particularly in the medical industry and high-technology. However, most people moving in UK end up living in London. It is the centre of trade and excellence. The socio-economic condition of the United Kingdom basically depends on the condition of London; being the leading financial centre in the globe.
Posted by Harrison Grant on June 12th, 2014 Posted in More...
One year ago today just guess where I was – go on just guess! The Netherlands – yes! I thought that I would never be able to afford a trip like that but it turns out I could. I was online one day just checking out different travel websites and that is when I learned about “coupon code”.
Save With Coupons
I ended up on a coupon code page with coupons to save money on almost everything from airfare to hotels. I was able to rent a car for a lot off with a coupon, used a coupon for my hotel as well as used a coupon for my airfare. I also used many coupons to eat. I guess what I am trying to say is simple. Because I found all these coupons my two weeks in the Netherlands was not that expensive at all. I saved enough money that I am going to Italy this coming summer. I have already found the page that has the coupons for Rome and other places in Italy. I knew that people saved when using coupons at the grocery store but I certainly did not know that coupons could save you so much money on a trip to Europe.
Posted by Harrison Grant on June 3rd, 2014 Posted in Sport
The 2014 FIFA World Cup is just a few days away and football enthusiasts are reaching for the best pitch. About 26 billion football fans are expected to participate in the said event. Prior to the actual world cup, there are various selections made and it has boiled down to a total of 32 competing teams. However, football fans must be aware that seats are very limited. If you haven’t scored tickets to the matches, then don’t worry because are other hot venues that will enable you to watch World Cup matches.
- The big screen in Brighton
The big screen in Brighton will show you the highlights of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The opening ceremony will take place in Sao Paulo and the first match is Brazil versus Croatia.
- Edinburgh, Boteco Do Brasil
You can watch football matches in the big screen while enjoying the great Samba music.
- The Isle of Wight Festival
You can watch the game in action from June 12 to June 15 for only £190.
Millennium Square-Leeds will set up a huge screen in the Millennium Square for the rest of the football tournament. The admission is free, but you need to know that space is very limited.
Some clubs and restaurants in Liverpool will feature the 2014 FIFA World Cup from July 12 to July 13. While watching the game in the big screen, you will also enjoy great music, cocktails, and traditional Brazilian street cuisine.
Posted by Harrison Grant on June 2nd, 2014 Posted in More...
Let’s admit it! Travelling to Great Britain can be very expensive, especially if you are traveling for the first time. The good news is that I got some helpful tips that will surely help you save money on your next Great Britain visit. Keep on reading below to find out.
Low Cost Flights
Low cost flights are offered on low cost carriers. Some of these airlines are Ryanair, Easyjet, Wizz Air, and Monarch. You can also find cheap flights when you do your booking in advance. You can also take advantage of promotional codes.
Keep in mind the following:
- Avoid excess baggage.
- As much as possible, try to fly with a carry-on bag.
- If the airline has online check-in, you have to make sure you check in at the right time and print the boarding pass airlines ahead of time.
Use Voucher Codes
Find a site that asks you to enter a discount code or promo code upon checking out. I am fond of using discount code as it gives me better discount when buying. Discount codes are indeed helpful as it allows me to save a significant amount of pounds. Keep in mind that when shopping every penny counts, right?
Posted by Harrison Grant on May 27th, 2014 Posted in General
Great Britain is surely one of the best places I have ever visited. Whenever I have time and if my resources allow, I make sure that I visit it every other year. If you are planning to visit Great Britain, then you might want to follow the tips that I am going to mention below. By following these tips, you will be able to get the most out of your travel.
Have a travel guide
It really makes a huge difference if you have a travel guide. It will guide you to some of the best destinations in Great Britain. If you are going to search online, you will find so many travel guides, but you have to make sure they are coming from credible source.
Pack the right clothes
Having the right clothes will definitely save you from trouble. When packing your things, you have to consider the climate and the season in general. If you are going to visit during spring and fall, then you will most likely need an umbrella or a raincoat. You should also bring jackets and snow clothes.
Bring a camera
To capture the most beautiful spots in Great Britain, you should bring your camera with you. It will surely make your experience a memorable one.
As much as possible, do not use your cell phone or any other electronics. You will surely miss the fun if you do so. Bring only camera with you and enjoy the rest of the beautiful places in the city.
Have a positive attitude
Don’t be pessimistic when on a trip. Having a positive attitude will definitely make your trip a worthwhile and a truly unforgettable experience.
PS: If you are not from Great Britain, then it would help a lot if you are going to learn even just a few British words. It will really help you, especially when immersing with the people.
Posted by Harrison Grant on May 20th, 2014 Posted in General
Great Britain is a place that will surely never fail to amaze you. There are plenty of places to visit in both day and night. When I am in Great Britain, I make sure to stay out at night because there are different things to see that will surely keep my senses awake. Below are some of the must see places to visit in Great Britain at nighttime.
- Museum late night openings
You must be surprised to know that there are a total of 2,500 astonishing museums as well as galleries in Great Britain and these museums showcase the must see iconic buildings and finest collections in the world. The good news is that most of these museums are for free.
Tips: some of the museums you shouldn’t miss are the museums in Liverpool, London, Cardiff, and Glasgow.
If you want to experience the best of Great Britain, then you should go out at night and enjoy the captivating night views. It will not cost you anything to enjoy the breathtaking views such as the cathedrals, skyscrapers, castles, bridges, and tower blocks.
This is the largest inland fish market in Great Britain. It starts at around 1 AM and you will truly enjoy the sights and sounds offered by this iconic market.
Tips for budget conscious people
If you want to enjoy the nightclubs in Great Britain, but you are on a tight budget, then don’t worry because there are plenty of things to do to enjoy without compromising your budget. Find out if a bar offers happy hour and if so, then what time. In Great Britain, bars usually run happy hour during weekdays and during such time you will be able to avail discounts and other money saving deals on their drinks. You can also look for student’s hangout. You will save a lot of money if you hang out at the student union bars, but you need to have a student card to be able to get in.
Posted by Harrison Grant on May 20th, 2014 Posted in More...
Great Britain offers a variety of meals with influences of various cultures from different parts of the world. For you to have a true British experience, you shouldn’t miss mouthwatering dishes that can only be found in Britain. Well, in this blog I will give you Britain foods with distinct yet funny names and these are the following:
- Spotted dick – This food is characterized by its sweet rich custard combined with dried fruits like currants and raisins and steamed to cook.
- Black Pudding - This dish is very famous in Scotland and Northern Ireland. It is actually a meat sausage made with fat and blood. (This one is truly delicious!)
- Laverbread - If you think that this is bread, well then think again. It is actually a form of seaweed harvested in the west coast of the British Isle. It is served during breakfast and is mixed with oatmeal and other breakfast dishes for a healthier dish.