Sydney: something for each visitor

Continuously ranked as one of the most popular and desirable tourist destinations, Sydney is known for its ocean beaches, famous landmarks and beautiful harbors. There are a lot of staying options in Sydney: from cheap and affordable to luxury and highly comfortable, your choice depending only on the budget. Sydney, an important hub for entertainment, celebrations and businesses offer everything to makes your trip a memorable one. From special tourist attractions of the city to the beaches like Bondi and Manly and the beautiful harbor front located in the North Shore and Eastern Suburbs, Sydney has something for each visitor.

The hotels can be found in different parts of the city, making its exploring very easy. Tourist guides and car rental services are offered, thus making your visit a relaxing one. In addition, hotels offer spa and massage services as per your budget and requirements.

Popular tourist destinations located in and near Sydney include: Sydney Harbor Bridge, Darling Harbor, Sydney Aquarium, Opera House, Circular Quay and Sydney Wildlife World. The Museum of Contemporary Art, State Theatre, Art Gallery of New South Wales and Sydney Theatre are located right in the heart of this cultural city. The exquisite park lands of the Hyde Park, Centennial Park and Royal Botanic Gardens represents also a must visit and the harbor-side tourist attractions of Watsons Bay, Nielsen Park and Balmoral Beach are the perfect picnic spots.

Becoming a Star

So you want to be a star? You have the charisma, the looks and the talent, all combined? Maybe people respond to you, because you simply have that special something needed to make it in the entertainment biz. So how do you get there from where you are?

Even though you will not actually living the life of a celebrity, HP will help you feel like a star. How is it possible? By experiencing the instant fame of a star in your own paparazzi video. They came up with this new interactive video that allows you to embed photos from your computer or your Facebook account in order to see what it would be like to live the highs and lows of the celebrity lifestyle. With all that this implies: giant limousine, crowded parties, picture and name on the cover of the magazines, and everything else that make you feel very popular.

Below, of course, you will see my HP- Be A Star video. And therefore, for a few moments, I’ve lived the celebrity lifestyle in its entire glory. I’ve shined in my own light, followed my own path, and didn’t worried about the gossips, or paparazzi.


So, in order to have some harmless fun wasting just a few minutes all you have to do is to make your own video and then share it. You can start by leaving a comment to this post with your direct link of the video in order to let me know how your instant fame experience was. Visit also the HP Facebook fanpage in order to socialize and win VIP products. You will definitely ‘Like’ it!

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Discover Tunisia

Tunisia is ranked by each tourist in accordance with their priorities: some will come for the sea, others for Sahara, and others to discover the secrets of ancient Carthage. But, anyway, more and more people choose to vacation in this country. The main resort area of Tunisia is located along the Mediterranean coast of Hammamet to the island of Djerba. These tourists are attracted by the beaches covered with soft sand, opposite from the capital Tunis side coast until Tabarka, which is practically on the border with Algeria, which is not so popular, due to the beaches driven by rocks.

The options for excursions are not so many, having the opportunity to choose from a set of tours which will be available no matter where you stay: the ruins of Carthage, the largest Roman Coliseum in North Africa at El Jem, Kairouan holy city of Islam, with the oldest mosque and mausoleum on the continent. Besides this, directly in the sand, there are some other entertainment options waiting for you: air balloon, camel racing, horse riding, jeep safari. You can even leave the high dune on a snowboard.

Hammamet is one of the most popular resorts among foreign tourists. Last but not least is the fact that here is the fourth largest thalasso therapy center in the world. Besides this, Hammamet or the garden city of the country of sand, as it is called, has another special value: here it can be found hotels for every taste and price.

If you take the road from El Kantavi to Sousa, at only only 5 km, you will find the town of Sousse. This is not only a major resort, but also the third largest city of Tunisia, older than Carthage. Here should not be missed the museum of mosaic art, the Christian catacombs, or the old fortress. As for shopping, even if in Tunisia you will find mostly small shops with souvenirs and beach items, in Sousse there are a lot of shops, including fashion boutiques.

Fishing for Fun

Fishing is a lot of fun. Actually, fishing with my kids is the best family time we spent. Just getting outside and hanging around by the lake are the best moments we spend together. In the beginning, my kids used fishing as a way to get them to the lake on a nice day. Which is ok, since it gets me outdoors where I bond with nature. There's nothing more relaxing than sitting on the lake in my boat and leaving the stress of everyday life far behind. It soothes the soul, and in this fast world, it's a lot cheaper than a therapist. Also my kids discovered that they love to fish, once we've been out a few times.

When we had first in mind to start go fishing, I had to select the boat wisely. A boat that meets the requirements and objectives on what I want to do with the fish caught are the things to look at when selecting it. Then it comes the selection of the appropriate place that meets the desired duration of the trip. And don’t forget about the tackle, bait, ice and fresh water. The tackle is really a set of pulleys and ropes assembled to facilitate the mechanisms for hoisting and pulling. Bait is for luring the fish. Ice is for keeping fresh the fish caught during the journey. Lastly, the fresh water is for thirst quencher during the fishing trip. Wear comfortable clothes that are suited for a hot summer day. T-shirts and shorts are the greatest clothes to have in mind when you go fishing. Keep in mind that an additional t-shirt will also be helpful. Also, I don’t have to forget about the baseball caps for my kids. This is efficient in shielding the hot rays in the sun during the journey. Bring with you polarized sunglasses to see the fish inside water. After all that preparation, we are ready to go fishing. When we see the variety of fish that can be caught on the lake we go, it feels very good.

And after a couple of hours, when we are all hungry, we get back to the town in order to enjoy a pizza. Since the best place to do that is Pizza Hut, we are always anxious to get there. And they have also this offer of letting kids under 12 years eat free which was available all summer, and which have been extended until January 9, 2011. More specifically, it means that for every adult main course purchased, an accompanying child can choose from either a free 2 course kids meal or a free kids lunchtime buffet which includes pizza, pasta and salad. More details about this offer can be found at

Besides the Kids Eat Free offer, on the bottom of the receipt you will find also a code, which if it is entered at their website can get you great deals on a wide range of family activities and adventures including holidays, theme parks, zoos and more. In conclusion, it is a pizza to be enjoyed!

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Shopping in London

London it is definitely a place where you can never run out of spots to go to when you want to buy things. One of the best shopping places in town especially if you want to spend on luxurious items is Harrods, located in Knightsbridge. Browsing products in Harrods will take you at least two hours because of the wide range of things to choose from. The store started out in 1849, and has since then built its reputation as a premiere shopping place. Now, more and more famous people are entering its doors and the range of up market products just gets wider.

If you are a tourist who wants to avail affordable items and quality second hand goods, then going to London markets is a must. The Greenwich market is a popular getaway for shoppers who want to save and gain more as well. Unique crafts and art products, rare collectibles, and antiques can be found all around the market place which will become memorable souvenirs for loved ones. The one hundred and fifty stalls of Greenwich market during week end will surely make your day. In addition, the marketplace will take you to an international food trip because of the variety of the restaurants you can go to with Caribbean, Korean, French, or Italian cuisines.

For those who are fond of signature perfumes, the place to be is Penhaligon’s perfumery, nestled in Wellington Street in Covent Garden. There are various scented products you could take home to including sweet-smelling clothes, body products, body sprays, and a range of perfumes.

Another market where you can experience the identity of London is Brick Lane. The place is buzzling with market-goers finding second-hand items spread on stalls and Oriental restaurants serving different dishes from Indian to Bangladeshi dining places. It is only open for Sundays though.

In conclusion, visit London and enjoy the shopping places there and, who knows, maybe you will find what you are looking for!

Ideal Vacation: Hotel or House Rental?

Every year, for the holidays you have to find an affordable hotel at a warm beachfront destination. But if you decide to do a family trip to Maui, where the hotels are really expensive you will start looking for alternatives. For example, various websites are offering vacation rental homes that allow you to find a place in your budget with more space than you ever imagined.

There are pros and cons to choosing a vacation rental home over a traditional hotel or resort and it's definitely not for everyone. But in most cases a vacation home will give you more space, having also kitchens with beautiful furniture and laundry facilities, and it is more economical than a high-end resort hotel. If the unit is part of a resort or condo complex, you may have the use of additional recreational facilities such as a swimming pool, hot tub or tennis courts. Depending on the rental, many include amenities such as beach towels, coolers, lawn chairs and boogie boards.

The longer you stay at the rental the cheaper the rate, and often times the renter may throw in a free night or some other incentive. The other obvious perk is the money you save on meals by doing some of the cooking yourself. House rentals can be booked directly over the internet through one of the many sites specializing in vacation rentals. They also provide pictures and details of the property and most are very quick to respond to any questions. Some sites provide the phone numbers of the owners, and it may be worth contacting them directly to try and negotiate a better rate.

There is a different feeling about staying in a rental home over a hotel. It allows you to imagine actually owning a villa on the beach in Barbados or some other luxury destination. You become intermingled with the local culture as you shop for groceries, visit neighborhood markets, or hang out at nearby cafes. If you've ever wanted to live like a millionaire, you can split the rent with a few friends and secure a luxury beach front villa that may otherwise run you millions of dollars to buy. Spend some time soaking up the sun and then go home to reality.

Azores Islands

The Azores is a Portuguese archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, about 1,500 km west from Lisbon and about 3,900 east from the east coast of North America. The archipelago, and economic exclusion zone, forms the Autonomous Region of the Azores, one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal. Its main industries are: agriculture, dairy farming, minor livestock ranching, fishing and tourism, which is becoming the major service activity in the region. In addition, the government of the Azores is responsible for employing a large percentage of population directly or indirectly in many aspects of the service and tertiary sectors.

The Azores islands are not just a destination but a magical journey. With breathtaking views, at the core of nine islands you will find a harmonious convergence of majestic scenery with the human warmth and way of life that is both timeless and contemporary. Over the years the Azores Islands have gained the trust of visitors looking for an exciting holiday.

Still a sleeping beauty, the nine islands of this fascinating archipelago, which marks the westernmost end of Europe, have everything to please every traveler. If you are in search of spectacular landscapes with never-ending panoramic views, savagely beautiful untouched nature, wide open spaces where the green color prevails, exuberant flora exhibiting all colors of the rainbow, solitary hiking routes, small and peaceful villages, picturesque and deserted roads, then the Azores are the ideal holiday destination.

Shopping in Qingdao

Qingdao is not what you would expect form a typical city in China. Although the friendly locals will remind you that you are in China, the German architecture of some of the old buildings here gives Qingdao an unmistakable European feel. Visitors to the city should not miss the opportunity to pay a visit to the Tsingtao Brewery which was founded in 1903. If you want to get a taste of the real Qingdao, try out a serving of noodles at Ajisen Ramen with a side dish of deep fried shrimp or a slice of sensational roast duck from the Xiao Wangfu Roast Duck Restaurant. SOS Entertainment and the Corner Jazz Club are some of the best places in town to party.

Travelers looking for great shopping options in the city of Qingdao should go to Dontai Jusco Shopping Centre. This store is home to a range of shops from clothing outlets to electronic gadget shops. The Haixin Plaza was opened in 1997 and is a five storied complex where a variety of goods are offered along with a great restaurant. Longshan Underground Commercial Street is famous for its clothing boutiques and liquor stores which offer a great selection of beer. Jimo Moad Market is one of the best places in the city to buy seafood and collectibles such as seashell carvings. The Fada Department Store and the Qingdao Laoshan Department Store are some of the other shopping facilities in the area from which visitors can fulfill all their shopping needs.