Visit a living fairytale: Cappadocia

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Cappadocia is an extraordinary destination – an unimaginably surreal landscape shaped by the forces of nature and human history. Take it all in from a sunrise hot air balloon tour before exploring Göreme Open Air Museum. Rejuvenate with a soak at a traditional hammam. Watch the sun set over an exquisite meal at Lil’a, then retire to an opulent suite at a one-of-a-kind luxury cave hotel. 

Visit a living fairytale: Cappadocia

MUST-DO EXPERIENCES

  • Explore the rock-cut Byzantine monasteries and Christian churches of the Göreme Open-Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Soar over vast valleys, volcanic peaks, and fairy chimneys in a hot air balloon.
  • Enjoy a magnificent panoramic view from atop Uçhisar Castle.
  • Admire the well-preserved frescoes at Elmalı Kilise, a 12th-century church.
  • Visit an underground city, carved into the soft rock thousands of years ago.
  • Stay at a luxury cave hotel, nestled under the cliffs of Uçhisar Castle.
  • Take a moonlight horseback ride across the dramatic landscape.
  • Soak in the therapeutic Ziga thermal springs.
  • Discover the hidden backcountry trails by foot or mountain bike.
  • Savor exquisite regional cuisine at Lil’a Restaurant (at the Museum Hotel).

Visit a living fairytale: Cappadocia

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Mistakes Couples Make When Booking Their Honeymoon

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Every couple wants to make their honeymoon as awesome as possible – a stupendous, unforgettable experience. It can be difficult, however, to make all the arrangements necessary to have such a great trip.

Mistakes Couples Make When Booking Their Honeymoon

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Experienced YYZ Travel Agents have made a list of things to avoid when planning your perfect getaway:

Don’t leave everything to the last moment

You should book your trip at least six months in advance. It is also important to reserve the most popular hotels and resorts, and to plan excursions to top sights and attractions.

Not knowing exactly what you want

A common mistake that a lot of couples make is that they don’t approach the decision with exact ideas of what they really want to get from their honeymoon.

The ideal plan for a perfect wedding includes a honeymoon destination and activities that will absolutely suit the bride and groom. It should be a joint effort to come up with a holiday that will be comfortable and enjoyable for both newlyweds.

Mistakes Couples Make When Booking Their Honeymoon

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Copying someone else’s honeymoon

If you hear about the wonderful honeymoon your friends had in Europe or the incredible time someone spent at a Caribbean destination – it doesn’t mean that you would also enjoy such a vacation.

It is totally normal for different couples to like different activities. So, before using someone else’s idea of a perfect honeymoon, remember that for you it might not be so awesome. The best way is to consult a travel agent who will advise you on the best destinations and activities – and then make all the arrangements.

Relying on the Internet

Google can give you some good ideas, but don’t rely too heavily on Internet sources because they often have outdated information, or they don’t tell you about certain “hidden gems” at a location.

Sometimes the information is incomplete or even wrong; you never know if the source is exactly reliable or not. So again, the best idea is to consult a travel advisor who knows everything about your honeymoon destination.

Mistakes Couples Make When Booking Their Honeymoon

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Not seeking professional advice

The ideal honeymoon is a perfectly romantic holiday with no problems and nothing but happiness. Any travel agent will tell you that planning a honeymoon is not as easy as it might seem. Isn’t it better to hire a professional who will guarantee that your trip is the best possible, rather than spend the same amount doing everything yourself?

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How to make it “Despacito” in Puerto Rico

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How to make it “Despacito” in Puerto Rico

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It has been a few months since the famous Latin American song “Despacito” (“Little by Little, Softly”) was released, and in that time it has garnered more than three billion views on YouTube! Despite being published in January, the song can rightly be considered an anthem for summer 2017.

Thanks to the great performing artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, Puerto Rico has become a top destination for millions of tourists, and its popularity continues to grow.

Today we are going to make suggestions for splendid holidays you can have in Puerto Rico by following the lyrics of the song:

How to make it “Despacito” in Puerto Rico. Despacito Puerto Rico

“Vamos a hacerlo en una playa en Puerto Rico” (“Let’s do it on a beach in Puerto Rico”)

What’s the main reason people come to this stunning island for vacation? Beaches – of course! The sparkling white-sand coastline, exquisite scenery, palm groves, and terrific undersea life exemplify Puerto Rico’s undeniable reputation as a great place to visit.

If you are looking for a high-class beach holiday, you should definitely come here! But let’s be more specific: What are the acclaimed tourist getaways and “playas” that Luis Fonsi sings about in his hit?

  • Flamenco Beach (Location: Culebra Island – known for gorgeous diving sites, shallow coastal waters, and sparkling white sand)
  • Playa Sucia (Location: Cabo Rojo – one of the most popular sites for Puerto Ricans; seems to be undiscovered so far by tourists)
  • Sun Bay Beach (Location: Vieques Island, a large coastline with palm trees and sparkling sands)
  • Ocean Park Beach (Location: San Juan – relaxing, rather secluded, and extremely romantic)
  • Isla Verde Beach (one of the most popular beaches in Puerto Rico; here you can enjoy numerous hotels and beach activities)
  • Playa Tortuga (Location: near Culebrita Island; accessible only by boat)
  • Barrero Beach (Located on Rincon, Puerto Rico’s west coast – a most romantic getaway)
  • Isla Palomonitos (a real heaven on earth; Location: Puerto Rico’s east coast)
How to make it “Despacito” in Puerto Rico

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“Tengo que bailar contigo hoy”  (“I have to dance with you today”)

For those who love dancing, the islands of Puerto Rico offer a range of local dances you can try to better explore the culture and get a feel for Latin rhythm. Join a variety of street and night clubs or take part in dance festival activities during your vacation; you will never regret giving the experience a go!

A famous and truly exalted popular dance in Puerto Rico, MERENGUE, is so well known that its rhythm is widely used in modern songs of famous Latin artists such as Shakira, Ricky Martin, J Balvin, and Enrique Iglesias. Merengue was first composed in the Dominican Republic; in Puerto Rico it has two variations:  classic and figure merengue, which differ by steps and style of dance.

How to make it “Despacito” in Puerto Rico. Salsa

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Another popular dance is PLENA, which is dancing in pairs, but originally partners danced separately. Some variations of plena dancing are accompanied by drum beats.

BOMBA is an active, vivid, and very Puerto Rican dance. Developed at the end of the 19th century, it was initially used to commemorate baptisms and was mainly celebrated by West African slaves. The dance consists of fast steps, quick moves, and a very seductive rhythm.

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