China’s most beautiful lakes:

There are many gorgeous locations throughout China, but we want to bring to your attention 3 of the most beautiful lakes.
1. West Lake – Location: on the west of the city center of Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province. Unlike many of the lakes it is very easily accessible as it sits within a modern city. West Lake is 3.3km long from north to south and 2.8km wide from east to west with a circumference of 15km.
2. Qiandao Lake – Location: 129km from Chunan County in the southeast of Hangzhou and 140km from the northeast of Huangshan Mountain. Qiandao Lake means “One thousand Lakes” which characterize the 1078 isles in the lake itself!
3. Kanas Lake – Location: 855km northeast of Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang. Kanasi Hu means “beautiful, rich and mysterious” in Mongolian. The lake is deep within the forests and mountains of Altay. The lake is 1,374m above sea level and covers an area of 45sqkm

Lapland for Christmas?

Where to stay:
Luosto is a very secluded location to stay and for this, it has become one of the most renowned locations to visit to look at the Northern Lights.
For those more active and looking to get involved in winter sports/activities such as skiing and snowmobiling then we suggest Levi, Pallas and Yllas.
Or if you are looking for a Christmas experience with a great selection of shops and restaurants then Laplands cosmopolitans Capital of Rovaniemi has a great selection of international-name shops and restaurants.
What to do:
Whilst on your trip you can take a reindeer safari, which consists of a sleigh ride pulled by reindeer, or you could choose a husky sleigh ride instead. There are snowmobile adventure trips and even opportunities to search for a fantastic spot to view the northern lights.
You can take a trip to Santa’s grotto and meet him in his grotto, you can even choose to stay in Hotel Santa Claus in centre of Rovaniemi.

Northern France

For a trip abroad for little expense the North of France is a logical place to consider, especially for those who have an interest in history and the world wars. With locations to visit such as Dunkerque which offers a bustling atmosphere and has several war memorials worth visiting, somewhere more tranquil we’d suggest a lovely village called Cassel which is a rare example of a Flemish hill settlement. St-Omer has an array of excellent war museums whilst La Coupole and Montreuil-sur-Mer are not too far and are loaded with charm and interest.
Le Mont Saint Michel is a must visit whilst in the north. Situated in Normandy this medieval town welcomes over three million people every year. Tourists and pilgrims visit this town throughout the year and the previous ancient Burgher’s Guardroom is now the Tourist office. After passing through both the Boulevard and Kings Gates you’ll come to the main street (Grande Rue) which houses the museums, shops and houses dating back to 15th and 16th centuries. You’ll eventually reach the Grande Degre or Grande Staircase leading to the Abbey church.

Luxury Hotel Accommodation in Mumbai

Many of the complaints people have about a holiday in the republic of India stems from the poor standard of accommodation.Many of the places which people will pay for accommodation won’t have quality services or even good rooms, which is okay for most people, as that’s not why they go to India in the first place. They go to see the history, to experience the vibrancy of the culture, and see how multi-cultural it is, and eat some authentic Indian meals.

This may be changing however, as more and more luxury hotels crop up every year throughout many of the population hubs in the country. Mumbai has a great selection of high quality 5-star hotels, done in the western style, with excellent services, great food, and all of the modern day amenities that western people’s come to expect when paying large sums of money for accommodation (with toilet paper!).

Trekking the River Ganges

There are lots of ways for tourists to tour throughout India and see all of the excellent attractions they have, but one of the better ways is by travelling from the mouth of the River Ganges all the way to its birth. This trip is something which has been done by Hindu pilgrims for thousands of years, as it goes past many of the temples dedicated to the numerous gods of the religion. It ends up at the birth of the Ganges on the Tibetan plateau, which is itself a holy place to the Hindu traditions.

Much of the Indian civilisation has grown around and thrived with the River Ganges, so not only will you be able to see many of the architectural accomplishments of culture, but you’ll also be able to visit many of the biggest population centres of the country as well. Touring the river is sure to be a great experience, and is an amazing way of experiencing much of what India has to offer.