Chosen Destinations

France

France is the most visited country in the world. It has everything that you could ever want to see on your holidays: a great city like Paris, good beaches, more monuments than any other country, lovely nature, incredible mountain scenery; need I go on? France is also a very pleasant place to stay. It has good food, great wines and people enjoy their lives. And the best thing is, maybe apart from Paris, living in France does not have to be expensive. The North of France consists of the flatlands around the town of Lille and the English Channel. This area will remind visitors in many ways of Belgium and the Netherlands. The Grand Place in Lille for example is a lot like the one in Brussels.

Paris, the city of light and its surroundings are some of the most visited areas. Paris is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. With so much to see and do, renting one of the many Paris apartments the perfect way to enjoy the city. Having the time to enjoy this fantastic location like a true Parisian is an unforgettable experience.

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The Philippines

Philippines, officially known as Republic of the Philippines is a country in Southeast Asia. It is an archipelago of 7,107 islands and categorized as Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
The early recorded inhabitants in some areas of the archipelago were the Negritos.

Communications and getting around the country is easy as most Filipinos understand and speak English. Mobile phones are used throughout the archipelago. Foreigners can buy "pre-paid" SIM cards for their cell phones for temporary use in the country to avoid costly roaming charges. Also, foreign currency can easily be converted into Philippine Peso and all major credit cards are accepted at big department stores, restaurants, bars and major establishments.

Filipinos are a fun-loving and friendly people. Throughout the islands, there are festivals celebrated everyday and foreign guests are always welcome in their homes. Every travel destination on this guide is worth a visit. The most frequently visited tourist spots in the Philippines are: the capital city of Manila; Boracay Beach); Baguio - the summer capital of the Philippines; Bohol Island; Corregidor Island; Cebu City; Davao City; the Islands of Palawan; the Hundred Islands of Pangasinan; Puerto Galera Beach; the old Spanish colonial city and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vigan in Ilocos Sur; and the breathtaking Banaue Rice Terraces.

Thailand

Over the last couple of decades Thailand has become one of the most loved travel destinations in the world. Each year many thousands of people visit Muang Thai (as it is known locally) for a travel experience they do not easily forget. Why though is Thailand such a popular destination? Why do visitors love this country so much? Perhaps the main reason for Thailand's popularity is its diversity - it doesn't matter which aspect of Thailand you consider, you are confronted by extremes wherever you look.

Culturally, Thailand is equally diverse as its geography. Unlike other countries in the region, Thailand has never been colonized and its history and culture have remained intact to develop a natural course. A predominantly Buddhist country, Thailand is a place of ritual and practice that are unfamiliar to most visitors and enhance the country's exotic appeal.
By far one of the key reasons Thailand is such an attraction to visitors is the Thai people themselves. Thai people are blessed with a character and temperament that are often the exact opposite of those found in the 'west'.

Tenerife (Canary Islands)

Tenerife is the biggest of the seven islands of the Canary Islands (2034sq km), the highest one (3718m) and also the most populated, with an estimated population of 655,656 inhabitants. This volcanic island is located at the Atlantic Ocean and the African Coast it is only 300 km far. The Canary Islands are split into 2 Spanish provinces: the Westerly Islands of Tenerife, La Palma, Gomera and Hierro, from the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (chief town Santa Cruz) and the Eastern Islands of Gran Canaria, FuerteVentura and Lanzarote which formed the province of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Tenerife's central mountain, Mt. Teide, stands at 12,200 feet, and it is the highest in Spain. A cable-car ride to the summit offers unrivalled views of the lunar-like landscape of the volcanic slopes. The view from its peak on one of the frequent crystal clear days is simply breathtaking. Colours from the different types of volcanic rock are seen clearly hues of ochre, orange and rust, green, black and beige, an entire color palette in fact! On the higher slopes grow a variety of plants like the bushy clumps of Teide daisy flower.

The northern coast of Tenerife is bordered by steep cliffs, but the southern part of the island slopes down to one of the few regions of level coastal plain in the volcanic islands of the archipelago. Tenerife has traditional rural towns, hillside villages and extraordinarily unusual landscapes formed from the twisted lava-rock of Mount Teide. It is indeed a paradise for tourists and makes an idyllic holiday destination.

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Malta

Malta has truly earned a reputation more as a great package holiday destination. The fantastic Mediterranean climate, considerable amounts of sunshine even during the winter months and the clear, warm sea are just some of the things that lend it to this market. There's an abundance of accommodation, especially in the resorts on the north-east coast, the majority of which is reasonably priced. Over the past years, the government has made attempts to attract a higher class of tourist and the construction of four and five star hotels reflects this, but there's still plenty of inexpensive fare to be had. Add to the great climate and abundance of accommodation the lovely beaches, dramatic coastal scenery and variety of water sports and leisure activities and it becomes clear why Malta is so popular with the package holidaymaker.

Malta is by no means only a place for the beach lover however. In fact, stick only to the sea and sand and you'd miss out on Malta's true highlights. Its fascinating and ancient past is evident all around you the minute you step off the beaches. Man's comprehensive temple-building spree left the Ggantiji temples on Gozo, the oldest freestanding structures on earth and the labyrinthine Hypogeum containing 3600-year-old bones amongst others. A few days off the beaches will give you time to explore the bustling street of Valletta, the elegant walled capital Mdina, the many attractive stone-built towns and the wonderful villages that demonstrate the quieter side of Mediterranean life.

Malta has a lot to offer, so whether its sea and sand, or history that you're after, you'll find it more than satisfies.

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