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Did You Know These 7 Secrets that Hotels Don’t Share?

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Our expedition is incomplete without a hotel stay, a comfortable and value for money hotel stay are all we look for. When we book a room we ask for a couple of general things and make a reservation. But we never knew that apart from what the receptionists tell us, there is a lot more than we could have asked or they could have told us. Yes, most of the time the hotel don’t tell certain things that we have all the rights to know. So what are those things, read below and find out.

#1 Bargaining

We often ask for some discount or any seasonal offers if any, when we book a hotel. But did you know that it’s perfectly fine to bargain for the price? It actually is. Especially, if it is a small independent hotel.

#2 Receptionist suggests places that pay them

When you stay at a hotel, don’t expect honest suggestions from the receptionists. They will suggest only places that pay them. For instance, if you want to have lunch at a restaurant and ask the receptionist to suggest someplace good. They will end up suggesting the place they have tied up commissions with. No matter they serve pathetic food and have expensive dishes.

#3 Don’t trust the safes

It is not advisable to trust the mini safes that the hotel room offer since it is not theft proof. If you need to keep something valuable then ask them to keep it in the hotel’s safe and ask for the receipt from the receptionist.

#4 Not all the rooms are same

When you ask the receptionist prior to booking a room, they tell you all the rooms are the same. But that’s not the case, their location varies and you can ask for your preferable side of the hotel in the same price.

#5 When they transfer you to another hotel

Hotels often allow booking more rooms even if there isn’t any availability. What they do is at the time of check-in they will ask you to shift to the other hotel they have tied up with. In that case, you have all the rights to demand a discount or higher room or other free services.

#6 There are free services

When you check in a hotel, they never tell you in advance of the free services until you ask them for. And in case you don’t ask for it, you might won’t get any, too.

#7 Not everything that looks clean is actually clean

You should always keep in mind that hotel staff won’t tell you that they didn’t wash the blanket after the last guest left. So you better ask for it. Or fold the blankets and remove them. Use disposable glasses and ask for a water bottle instead.

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10 Most Promising Waterfalls of The World You Can Plan to Visit in 2019

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10 Most Promising Waterfalls of The World You Can Plan to Visit in 2019

The gushing sound of cascading water be it small or big manages to leave all spellbound. The words often fall short to describe the beauty of the waterfalls. It is a magnificent sight to behold and here we present the to most ravishing waterfalls of the world.

1. Niagara Falls

 

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The most waterfall that falls from a height of 99m, situated at the border of America and Canada. The waterfall is a delightful sight and its view from both the country is spectacular and worth the visit.

2. Victoria Falls

 

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This fall is situated at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Falling from a height of 107 meters and appears as a falling sheet of water. It is definitely a once in a lifetime experience that will bless you with memories to be cherished forever.

3. Angel falls

 

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It is a beautiful waterfall in the country of Venezuela that will cast a spell on you. It is world’s highest waterfall with a height of 979 meters and has been declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It was discovered by James Crawford ‘Jimmie’ Angel while flying over the mountain in his Flamingo monoplane and thus the waterfall got his name Angel.

4. Seljalandsfoss

 

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The most photogenic waterfall found in Southern Iceland. It falls from a height of 60 meters. The river Seljalandsa runs over the edge of a volcanic cliff.

5. Multnomah Falls

 

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This Oregon (United States) beauty is very popular with photographers. Falling from a height of 189 meters the waterfall is definitely the paradise for lovers. There is an iconic bridge over the waterfall called as Benson Footbridge.

The bridge was constructed in 1914 and was named after Simon Benson, who donated his land for the construction of the park.  

6. Iguazu Falls

 

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Even this waterfall is located on the border of the two countries, the countries are Brazil and Argentina.

The height of the fall is 82 meters and is spread over the width of 1600 meters it is truly a waterfall that will leave your jaw- dropped.

7. Gullfoss Falls

 

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It is a spectacular and impeccable waterfall in Iceland. The fall is just 32 meters, yet is full of reprising beauty. With is beauty it will prove that there is nothing in numbers. It is viewed from above and there the view is quite dramatic.

8. Shivanasamudra falls

 

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In the city of Karnataka in India, this waterfall is situated on the banks of Kaveri river and falls from a height of98 meters. It has a hydroelectric power plant on it that is functioning after a period of 116 years.

9. Ruby falls

 

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The only known underground waterfall, and the most splendid waterfall that will leave you mesmerized with its beauty.

Situated in Tennessee it is 145 foot high. It is 30 million year oil cave and the sight is breathtakingly beautiful.

10. Plitvice falls

 

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The fall is nature’s bliss. Standing at a height of 77m, it is extremely frequented by tourist, estimated that around 1 million visitors grace the sight of this waterfall.

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Top 10 Most Amazing and Popular Parks in The World

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Most Amazing and Popular Parks in The World

If you are also a big fan of amusement parks then this post is for you. We know how much fun it is to visit an amusement or theme park. Every adult also becomes a kid when they find themselves in a dreamlike land where happiness and fun have no limits.

Knowing this fact we made a list of top 10 most amazing amusement parks or theme parks around the world that you can ad in your wish-list.

Check the list below:

1. Nagashima Spa Land, Japan

Japan is always a step ahead when it comes to innovative fun amusement parks and joy rides. How can we not name the Nagashima Spa Land which is famous for its speedy roller coaster rides?

2. The Island of Adventure, Florida

This one features the Jurassic Park where you can meet both friendly and horrific dinosaurs.

3. Walt Disney World, Florida

This is the theme park! Just like the Magic Kingdom, this place is no different than a dreamland.

4. Tivoli Garden, Denmark

Get lost in the mesmerizing world that is offered here. You will feel enchanted by the aura that the place creates.

5. Magic Kingdom, Florida

Florida has a lot to offer when it comes to theme parks or amusement parks. And words are not enough to explain the fun you can have at the Magic Kingdom.

6. Disneyland, California

Only the word “Disneyland” is enough to drive the fans crazy. Be it, anyone, Disneyland is one place people love to visit. And this one in California is equally a fun place to go.

7. Ocean Park, Hong Kong

This has almost everything that an amusement park supposed to have, be it water parks, zoo etc. There are over 80 rides in the park.

8. Europa Park, Germany

They have 12 roller coaster in there. Enough to drive thrill lovers to go crazy.

9. Hershey Park, Pennsylvania

Imagine the chocolate factory from Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, combined with an amusement park. Yeah, this place is that, folks!

10. Disneyland Paris

Last but not least, would be Disneyland Paris. The place has almost everything to charm people of all ages. This is one of the best amusement parks also

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Top 5 Reasons Why a Second Citizenship to a Caribbean Country is an Advantage

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Quotes about pursuing the life that you want are many – especially when you check out social media sites like Instagram and Pinterest. There’s a constant barrage of encouraging words to live the life that you have always dreamed of because time here on Earth is fleeting.

Indeed, you only get one life, so, make it as fulfilling as you can.

There are a number of ways you can do that and one of them is by living in a different country. Being in a country of your choice provides a new set of opportunities and you can discover more of the wonderful things life truly has to offer while there.

Typically, moving overseas means abandoning your country of origin, but this is no longer the case; at least, not always. If you are from a country that allows for dual citizenship, you can enjoy the best of two worlds. You can split your life between two nations, and manage this strategically to serve your advantage.

And when it comes to countries where you can get a second citizenship, among the best options are Caribbean nations such as Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, and St. Kitts. and Nevis. These Caribbean nations offer a more laid-back lifestyle ideal for families and retirees. Likewise, for business-minded folks, second citizenship to any of these nations offers various opportunities for wealth growth.

5 Things to Love About Living in the Caribbean

Apart from the “chill” lifestyle and the fresh opportunities to generate income, living in the Caribbean offers a set of other advantages.

1. More friends

A lot of expats in the Caribbean can attest to the social advantages of island living. Everybody knows and cares for everybody else. Simple morning greetings exchanged with neighbours can easily lead to hours of delightful conversation culminating in an enriching lunch meal in their home or yours.

The Caribbean is perfect for people who seek solace in nature but also delight in the warm company of their friends. The easy friendship you can strike with the locals can bring more joy to your life.

2. Better health

Studies reveal that frequent exposure to sunshine can do wonders for your health. It can help regulate sleeping patterns and stimulate the release of immunity-boosting hormones.

Likewise, the more humid weather can aid the body’s natural detoxification process. You will sweat more and this means that a lot of toxins that aggravate health woes such as joint pains and respiratory sensitivity will be dispelled from the body.

Lastly, the happiness you can derive from living in a tropical paradise and having more social connections can increase your body’s natural painkillers and health boosters — endorphins and serotonin.

3. Good quality health care

You do not have to worry so much about getting primary health care in the Caribbean if you are considered a citizen. Plus, you can also take advantage of special provisions such as free or discounted treatments and routine checkups, especially if you are a retiree, or you hold a professional position in a well-established company based in the country.

4. Generally safer environment

In Antigua, for example, the crime rate is low. This may be in stark contrast to the situation in the country where you are originally from. Here, you can worry less about your personal (as well as your family’s) safety and your investments. You can have more self-satisfying pursuits because you do not feel threatened. You can have more hobbies and even start a new business.

5. Colourful festivities

The Caribbean region has always been known for its many festivals that are people-driven instead of money-driven. Not a huge amount of money is spent on celebrations unlike in the UK and the US. The festivals are mostly about the people and the islands.

That is one of the chief reasons why thousands of tourists troop here every year to partake in the frivolity. They know that the event is all about having fun with each other. Therefore, there’s nothing intimidating about it.

Living in a country where such grand celebrations are a part of the culture encourages many to “be involved,” which can have a major positive impact on how they approach and value life and community.

How to Get a Second Citizenship in a Caribbean Nation?

So, is living in a sunshine paradise with congenial locals the good life you have always wanted?

You can turn this dream into a reality by applying for a second citizenship by investment. There are specialist firms to aid you in the process. Seek their expertise.

In no time, you can gain the right of calling the Caribbean nation of your choice your own home sweet home.

Bio: Kal Kennard is a Partner at Citizens International, a white-glove specialist firm offering private client services necessary for citizenship investment into the Caribbean. Based in the Caribbean for the past 15 years, she is an experienced consultant who works directly with many professional partners and advises clients worldwide.

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