Why You Should Go on a Cruise at Least Once in Your Life – The Epitome of a Worry-Free Vacation!

Looking for a quick gateway to get away from your daily chaos? Spend your next vacation on a cruise ship and get ready to have a whole lot of fun! Read on to know more facts.

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A new travelling experience!

Travelling on a cruise ship will be a new and an exciting experience than how it feels when you spend hours on a bus, a train or an airplane. Some of the compelling lures like sliding down onboard waterslides or gazing upon spectacular sea views from your private suite will be a tantalizing experience. If you’re looking for an exciting cruise trip, consider spending your holiday on a luxury yacht in Indonesia the likes of Alila Purnama for an enthralling experience.

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Wake up to beautiful views

While on a cruise, every time you’ll be able to a vast stretch of water. You’ll feel like you are living in a floating city. From panoramic ocean views to breathtakingly beautiful sunrises and sunsets will truly behold your sight.

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Discover many places

Going on a cruise trip is an amazing way to see diverse and numerous places on one trip. Whenever the cruise stops at a port, you’ll have the opportunity to explore nearby beaches, historical landmarks, ancient ruins and more. Pack your suitcase once and you’ll be sure to have a wonderful destination hopping experience.

Incredible food

Be it an early morning breakfast, lunch, tea or dinner, you will get a wide array of scrumptious food to choose from. Almost all the cruises feature diverse cuisines and buffets to entice the taste buds of the leisure travellers.

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Culture in Bali – The Colourful and Creative Culture of Bali

Both Balinese culture and Hinduism as the main religion here have affected the society in Bali immensely. The Balinese culture can be seen clearly in artworks of ancient ruins and various types of traditions.

Enchanting dances

The traditional Bali dances began as a form of entertaining and gifting the deities who visited the place a long time ago. Dancers wear colourful costumes and move as gracefully as a flower in the breeze. This was and is still enjoyed by any audience.

Temples in Bali

Balinese temples are usually the highlight among tourists who come here. Its unique architecture and designs are truly intriguing! Some temples that cannot be missed would be Pura Tanah Lot, Saraswati Temple and Segara Kidul Temple.

Art and crafts

Step out of your Seminyak Bali resort and hit the streets on a quest to find your souvenirs! The art and crafts that can be seen in the markets are ideal souvenir material as the culture and aesthetics of the Bali people can be seen in these.

Bali Museums

Perhaps you are residing in Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort, hopping into one of the museums located close by will give you a better insight into the culture and traditions of Bali.

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Interesting Facts about Dolphins – The Smartest Oceanic Animals

Extremely popular and highly intelligent, Dolphins have captured the attention of humans like no other animal. Best known for its curious and helpful nature, here are some other interesting facts about dolphins.

There are over 40 species of dolphins

Forty-three to be exact, out of which, thirty-eight of them are the oceanic variety and five are river dolphins. The oceanic dolphins are the most well-known dolphins and the ones most commonly seen by people. The river dolphins are rarely seen unless you live near their respective habitats.

They breathe air like us

Regardless of where they live, Dolphins need to breathe air to survive. They swim up to the surface at varying time intervals to breathe before diving under again. This cycle can last for as long as 30 minutes in the large species.

They are curious about people

Dolphins are naturally curious creatures. Archaeological evidence shows ancient civilizations that had access to the sea have interacted with dolphins. Even today, they aren’t shy of boats and have been known to swim right alongside people in the water. If you’ve ever been on a dolphin watching tour found at places like Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, for example, a luxury resort in Maldives, you would have come to notice how charming they can be.

They use echolocation

Dolphins have the ability to emit ‘clicks’ – sound waves that travel far and wide. The returning echo is used to map out their surroundings and detect any danger or prey nearby.

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Hatha Yoga Asanas and their Benefits – Regain Mental Clarity and Calmness

Do you need to become more patient and relaxed devoid of stress? If you wish to experience a gentle yet a nuanced practice, Hatha Yoga will be an ideal option. Read on to know why.

About

‘Hatha Yoga’, as implied by its name stands to bring balance to the moon and the sun in you. It comprises different styles of yoga and such as pranayama (breathing exercises) and asanas (yoga postures). The ultimate goal of this yoga type is to seek a state of equilibrium between your mind and body and thereby to prepare your body for profound spiritual practices like meditation.

 

Move beyond limitations!

Move to the breath, talk to your mind and finally dwell into the inner self! Through its varied yogic postures, Hatha Yoga has the ability to increase your consciousness and level of body energy. Also, it involves a proper practice of asanas and the intake of nutritious food.

 

Balance and posture

Hatha Yoga techniques will increase your ability to know where you are in space! A good balance in your mind and body will help you to face any challenge that you’ll encounter in your day to day life. If you’re staying at a Phuket luxury resort the likes of Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas, you can practise the ancient tradition of Hatha Yoga during your stay.

 

Benefits

With regular Hatha Yoga practice, the entire mind and body and even your inner spirit get purified. The inner bliss will be reflected in your face with a glow. Most importantly it regulates the internal systems of the body.

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Marine Life of Maldives – Marine Creatures in a Dazzling Seabed

If Maldives from the air is a spellbindingly spectacular sight, can you ever imagine about the beauty of its underwater world? Venture far off into the deep and discover its colourful marine life!

Fish

The stunning beauty of the schools of fish that roam free in the deep blue waters of Maldives can truly take your breath away. These creatures add so much colour and charm to the oceans, making Maldives one of the most popular diving and snorkelling destinations in the world. The colourful coral reefs of the island provide important habitats for these fish.

Sharks

Have you ever imagined swimming with a large group of hammerheads? The fearsome killing machines of the seas, with their razor-sharp teeth and icy cold eyes of death, also occupy the ocean around Maldives. Some of the common species of sharks in Maldives are black-tip reef shark, blue whale sharks, and hammerhead sharks. Many a Maldives resort the likes of Anantara Veli Maldives Resort offers excursions into the deep sea to witness these gigantic creatures.

Rays

The majestic rays can truly intimidate you as they glide effortlessly in the oceans. Rays can be easily recognized by their flat bodies similar to sharks. Encounters with eagle rays are quite common in the Maldives as they generally prefer the open waters over the deep bottom of the sea.

Sea Turtles

Love sea turtles? Here is a great chance to witness these magnificent creatures while holidaying in the Maldives. The gorgeous loggerhead turtles, hawksbill turtles, green turtles, olive ridley sea turtles and leatherback turtles can be seen here.

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Shopping Malls in Abu Dhabi – Every Shopaholics Dream Come True!

Give reign to the shopaholic in you when visiting Abu Dhabi because it is guaranteed to be a fantastic experience! Here are the top 4 shopping malls that are a must visit for a decadent shopping spree!!!

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The Galleria
Home to fashionable luxury brands such as Chanel, Alexander MacQueen, and Jimmy Choo among others, The Galleria is a trendy mall which is located in the Abu Dhabi Global Market Square. It can be easily reached from hotels such as Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara.

Marina Mall
The Marina Mall opened its doors to avid shoppers in the year 2001 and houses anchor stores such as Gucci and Prada. The complex also features a bowling alley and a revolving restaurant on top of its 30 storied observation tower.

Abu Dhabi Mall
Nestled in the very heart of the city and offering visitors many interactive things to do, Abu Dhabi Mall features over 200 fashion labels. The complex also presents a wide range of dining options such as chic little cafés and fast food outlets to cater to every preference.

Al Wahda Mall
Named after the Al Wahda Foot Ball Club situated next door, this mall opened in 2007. Since then, it has evolved to become one of the largest shopping complexes in the UAE featuring a cinema hall, spa & wellness centre and exclusive speciality concept stores.

 

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All About the National Museum of Colombo – A Glimpse into the Fascinating Past of Sri Lanka

Possessing a wealth of knowledge, the grand halls of the National Museum in Colombo is the only place that offers in-depth and interactive information about the fascinating past of Sri Lanka.

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History

The National Museum of Colombo was founded by Sir William Gregory, then British Governor of Ceylon in the year 1877. The grand looking building was designed by James G. Smither in keeping with an Italian style of architecture.

Things to See

There are many fascinating exhibits to see while here. Ancient swords, paintings, intricate jewellery of the past eras decorate the hallway. One of the highlights in the museum is the royal throne on which the last Kandyan King sat upon.

How to Get There

The Museum is situated in Sir Marcus Fernando Road, Colombo and can easily be accessed by a conveniently located Colombo city hotel including the likes of Mandarina Colombo. Taxis and trishaws are abundant in the city and would get you to the location in double time!

Best Time to Visit

The museum is open all year round except on government holidays. Renovations are an on-going process, so it would be best to make sure it is open to the public before heading over.

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Everything you need to know about Phuket, Thailand – A complete guide

Thailand’s largest island, Phuket, is also known for being the hottest tourist destination in South of Asia, read on to know why.

When to go

January and February are the best times to visit Phuket, as this is the tourist season. If you prefer the emptier streets that only offseasons can offer, visiting later would be better.

Economy

Being a developing country, the Phuket property investment scene is happening right now and many investment companies the likes of Infinite Luxury have varied options for the interested buyers.

Attractions

Explore the Phuket Old Town, the Phuket Weekend Market, the Walking Street, Khao Rang, Trickeye Museum, Baan Chinpracha, and Siam Niramit when you visit the city.

Shopping

Phuket has some of the best shopping hubs in all of South Asia and places like the Chillva Market and Jim Thompson store have everything you might need.

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Luxury Life styles in Phuket – From Crazy Parties to Celebrity Patrons

Phuket is the country’s largest island and has become one of the most famous and popular tourist destinations in the world, attracting everyone from backpackers to billionaires.

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A Tropical Paradise

Anyone who has heard of Phuket would be familiar with the term ‘tropical paradise’. A Google search of Phuket would produce a never ending smorgasbord of images showcasing unimaginable coastal serenity with beaches of powdery sand eclipsed by lush tropical wilderness.

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Image Credit – Infinite Luxury

The Resorts

The resorts of Phuket are renowned as being realms of luxurious indulgence where guests lose themselves to a world of indulgence. There’s also a lot when it comes to Phuket property investment with many examples such as Infinite Luxury.

Celebrity Visitors

You might be amazed at how many A-listers visit Phuket on a regular basis. This spectacular island has been graced with likes of Beyonce and Leonardo Di Caprio. Even the Kardashians have been known to visit Phuket on occasion.

The Parties

Phuket has been a notorious party destination for some time now, and boasts some of the biggest music festivals and raves in South-East Asia. At any given moment there’s bound to be some sort of major event happening that will attract hordes of young and beautiful people. There are also some very interesting cultural festivals to check in the daytime.

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Travel by Renting a Luxury Car in Sri Lanka – Take the Island for all its Worth!

One of the best ways to truly complement an international adventure is by procuring a vehicle which will allow you to discover a wondrous place at your own pace and volition.

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Driving in Sri Lanka

Be warned that driving in Sri Lanka is not for the faint of heart. Although it may not be the worst place to drive in the world, traffic can become congested during certain times, and you’re bound to encounter many unruly bus and tuk-tuk drivers.

Highways

Sri Lanka has recently developed a series of highways that provide easy access to some of the most popular areas of the country. This makes travel very convenient and definitely much less daunting.

Driving License

Obtaining an international driver’s license is not that difficult nowadays, and one can be obtained from various institutions nearby to you. Be sure to check with any auto-clubs in your neighbourhood.

Procuring a Car and Driver

There’s a host of places that offer cars for hire in Sri Lanka, where you can choose from a range of automobiles. Some places such as Malkey Rent a Car even have a range of classic cars. Most places also have the option of hiring a driver if you choose to avoid the hassle of driving on Sri Lankan roads.

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