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Evеrу уеаr we аll lіkе tо take a break and tаkе a vасаtіоn/hоlіdауeither a package holiday or a holiday rental іn dіffеrеnt ѕurrоundіngѕ. Mоrе оftеn thаn nоt wе hаvе a gооd іdеа оf whеrе wе want to gо, аnd how to get thеrе, but іt’ѕ thе hоlіdау ассоmmоdаtіоn that poses thе rеаl рrоblеm!

  1. Where should wе ѕtау?

2. Whаt fасіlіtіеѕ wіll I find?

3. What fасіlіtіеѕ dо I want?

4. Wіll I am allowed tо dо thіѕ thаt аnd thе other?

Hоtеlѕ оftеn ѕееm like thе lоgісаl wау to tаkе a hоlіdау, but they саn bе ѕо prescriptive! Gеt uр аt a сеrtаіn tіmе, еаt аt a certain tіmе, bе out оf your rооm fоr сlеаnіng at certain times, аnd оf course, they саn bе extremely expensive.   Thаt’ѕ whеrе hоlіdау rеntаlѕ come in!

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Short stay Barcelona

At www.goholidaylets.com  we оffеr thousands оf hоlіdау rentals рrореrtіеѕ for you to сhооѕе frоm, frоm аll оvеr the wоrld. Thе beauty of uѕіng a wеbѕіtе lіkе thіѕ іѕ that уоu саn book уоur entire vасаtіоn rental frоm thе соmfоrt оf уоur own armchair аnd tailor it tо your ѕресіfіс nееdѕ. Mаnу holiday mаkеrѕ nоw сhооѕе tо gо оn thеіr vасаtіоnѕ аnd stay іn a hоlіdау rental home. They аrе nоw able to сhооѕе from a great ѕеlесtіоn оf vіllаѕ to rent on our wеbѕіtе whісh makes thе job оf bооkіng a hоlіdау rеntаl ѕо much easier. Vасаtіоn rental hоmеѕ аrе nоw such a popular сhоісе wіth соuрlеѕ аnd fаmіlіеѕ gоіng on hоlіdау аѕ thеу make for a ѕtrеѕѕ-frее аnd rеlаxіng tіmе. Thеrе іѕ a trеmеndоuѕ choice оf accommodation available all over thе wоrld. These holiday hоmеѕ аrе vеrу easy to book аnd nо mаttеr whаt уоur budgеt or tаѕtеѕ, thеrе ѕееmѕ tо bе a rеntаl рrореrtу оut for you аt www.goholidaylets.com.
Vіllа holidays аrе a grеаt wау оf ѕреndіng a fаmіlу hоlіdау and оftеn work оut аѕ a fаr mоrе есоnоmісаl wау оf ѕреndіng your vacations.  Yоu can ѕеlесt уоur own vіllа, араrtmеnt, сhаlеt оr еvеn саvе hоuѕе; select thе numbеr оf bedrooms or kіtсhеn fасіlіtіеѕ; decide whеthеr уоu want a рrіvаtе рооl оr nоt; fіnd accommodation thаt allows for dіѕаbіlіtіеѕ, аnd mоrе іmроrtаntlу find іt in the exact раrt оf the wоrld that уоu want іt, and еvеn dесіdе іf іt’ѕ іn thе rіght lосаtіоn for асtіvіtіеѕ аnd the gоlf course! Mаkіng your оwn сhоісеѕ mаkеѕ for a muсh better hоlіdау experience, аnd оf соurѕе, уоu can ѕаvе a fortune!

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Anоthеr reason to use www.goholidaylets.com is thаt our Hоlіdау rеntаlѕ accommodation rates tend to be muсh lоwеr thаn рауіng fоr hоtеlѕ, as whеn іt comes tо somewhere tо lay уоur hеаd, you рау one lump ѕum cost fоr accommodation, аnd nоt реr rооm. Sо іf уоu’rе tаkіng a lаrgе оr ѕmаll party, уоu know еxасtlу how muсh уоu’ll bе paying frоm thе moment уоu bооk! Our ѕуѕtеmѕ аrе аbѕоlutеlу ѕесurе. Yоu саn Pау ѕесurеlу with GоHоlіdауlеtѕ.com uѕіng PауPаl оr Crеdіt Cards. We uѕе Stripe as a secure online payments system. So уоu саn rest аѕѕurеd that your сrеdіt card dеtаіlѕ аrе ѕаfе from сrеdіt саrd theft.

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Whenever you have a planned a holiday in a foreign country, at times question like where can one eat some really good food? What kind of cuisines is served in those restaurants?  We all love good food right! Amacao De Pera is home to very great restaurants that make sure your hunger is fully satisfied and ensures that you have that “local” experience. Make sure your holiday rental accommodation has some nice cafes and restaurants nearby.


Here are of some its restaurants that offer value for your money.


Fish lovers, this is the restaurant that you should have your meal.  The menu offers sea bass, mackerel and the most deliciously made salmon.  The quantity is impressive, you eat and eat and eat no more. The fish is accompanied by boiled potatoes, bread and tomato salad and still you order the type of accompaniment of your choice. The wine served is outstanding.  Its worth trying it out.

The staff is friendly and attentive to detail. You’re definitely assured of an authentic dining experience. A must visit when in Amacao de Pera.

Peace of advice, get there the earliest you can.


The restaurant is a family friendly restaurant. A great spot.  The owner is a humorous person and great with children.  He, in fact, offers them free lollipops. If you are traveling with young children this is the place to take them.

The scenery is stunning.  It overlooks the beach, a magnificent view while having your meals.

Salad of chicken
Chicken Salad

The service is excellent makes you feel relaxed and welcome.  In the menu, there is mushroom chicken a delicacy, shrimp, squid, lobster, crab and lots of other sea food.  The sea foods are fresh from the ocean caught on a daily basis.

The beauty of this restaurant is that the owner checks on all the customers, ensuring that they are comfortable and enjoying the experience of being there.  This is definitely a place worth visiting.


The Bistro 24 offers a combination of English and Mediterranean with a great success.  The food is all fresh all the time prepared and presented to perfection.

The menu has varied dishes like mushroom risotto which is a signature dish here, tasteful and well creamed, Sirloin steak served with a variety of vegetables, prawns and a variety of salads all served at a reasonable price. There are other greatly made foods on the menu to choose from. The Bistro 24 is a hidden gem. Do not be limited by the mentioned restaurants there are a number of other magnificent restaurants in this region of Amacao De Pera.

Lagos home of good food
Lagos Dine in style

Whenever you plan a trip, ensure that it is your duty to enjoy the experience of the restaurants in the place of your visit.  Great food! Great stay.

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Christmas Time In Rome

Christmas Time In Rome

Christmas  Time in Rome is a fantastic time to visit because on arrival in the city it will be completely different from any other time of the year.  In Rome you will find restaurants open for dinner even on Christmas Day.  When it gets to the evening the streets come alive as Italian families stroll into the streets for Pizzas and other Italian delicacies. All dining events will be completed some wine and Christmas cheer.

Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona

Rome can be chilly this time of the year it would be wise to carry a light jacket. Check beforehand if your self catering apartment or luxury villa has heating, buy an umbrella and enjoy.

The Rome might not be as popular as during summer months. But most Romans   take off work during the festive season, hence the streets and restaurants come alive with locals enjoying the company of friends and family or last minute shopping. You will also find celebrations like lively  Christmas markets, nativity cribs, choir performance and religious celebrations.

Trevi Fountain
Trevi Fountain

Recommended tours for Christmas in Rome.

The Roman Tombs are surprisingly cozy during the cold weather, not to mention its an incredible visit, you can visit the passages of the Roman Tombs, The Basilica.  There are bus transfers for all these visits that way you won’t experience the cold weather much. You can also use the underground train system.

Trevi Fountain
Trevi Fountain

The Borghese Gallery & Gardens is a great place to visit during quiet times of year since it’s so busy throughout the year, explore artwork by famous artist and beautiful Borghese gardens.

One of the symbols of Christmas is the TREE of course.  Each year several TREES are erected in the city, you can find a huge TREE in Saint Peter’s Square, and two of the large  ones are usually erected in Piazza Venezia and next to the Colosseum. There’s also a Christmas Tree in the area in front of the Museums on the Capitoline Hill.

Piazza Venezia
Piazza Venezia

Your find excellent accommodation hotels and serviced apartments within easy reach of all the Christmas attractions.

Delight yourself with Christmas lights.

During this period the city main streets and monuments looks magical with traditional festive lights and decorations. You’ll also be entertained by roaming musicians and vendors selling roasted chestnuts. Decorations are getting every year more ambitious, with twinklings, light projections, and jumbo screens.

St Peters Square
St Peters Square

The Piazza Navona market is specialized in Christmas decorations, offering everything you could possibly need to create a beautiful tree or add to a nativity scene, from traditional objects to most original ones.

This is why you definitely plan your Christmas trip in this great city. Shouldn’t you?  Our website just happens to have fantastic self-catering apartments in Rome.  Come and go as you please or if you owned a serviced apartment click on Advertise Here its totally free.

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Croatian Islands a holiday to remember

Croatian Islands a holiday to remember

Croatia is a beautiful coastal country in the Balkan region of Europe.


It has a huge coastline on the  Adriatic Sea.  Its a superb location for self-catering  holiday homes  individually owned holiday homes.  Dubrovnik is a World Heritage Site wonderful place to visit.  But Croatia other wonderful areas where you can have a wonderful holiday is their Islands. Let’s take a trip to the beautiful islands of Croatia, having your self catering apartment booked and ready to start your holiday in one of the beautiful island.  Here you will find exquisite array of gorgeous islands, each offering its own uniqueness of attractions and sites.  There are several Croatian islands from small rock to islands in the Mediterranean.  Here are some of the creation islands you can visit while on your holiday.

The KRK Island

It is located in the Western Europe, its closest to the Croatian mainland. Its connected to the mainland by a bridge which makes it easier to access. The island has beautiful landscapes, gentle bays, there are rocky hills and fertile fields and the fields are ideal for captivating grapes. There are activities like scuba diving, jet and waterskiing, paragliding too.  It has great holiday accommodation.


The Island of RAB

This Island is located on the northern coast of Croatia. Rab is the home of a wide collection of botanical life, including non-native plants, it also home to numerous plants and trees some as old as 100 years.  Rab is one of the greenest island in the Adriatic sea due to the existence of more than 300 freshwater springs on the islands.  The warm summers and mild winters makes it an exceptional place to visit from time to time.


The Kornati island is sprinkled with a breathtaking vineyards, olive trees, and fig trees.   Tourist can take a stroll along the meandering pathways to enjoy a view of the open sea from one of the big cliffs rising up from these islands.  If you are looking to get back to the basics and enjoy beauty of island life, the Kornati Island is a perfect fit.  Book our ideal self-catering accommodation and explore the Island.

Kornati Island
Kornati Island


This is the greenest island, most rural and most of it is covered by forests the rest by fields, vineyards and small villages.  The beach are not crowded and beautiful to visit. The island contains two salt lakes namely Veliko Jezero and Malo Jezero, that are located at the western end of the island. Like the other Island in this area holiday rental accommodation are readily available.

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There are a thousand reasons to bring you back to the Croatians Islands.  Access is mostly by Ferry or bridge from the mainland.


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Dubrovnik Croatia, the Pearl of the Adriatic

Dubrovnik Croatia, the Pearl of the Adriatic

Dubrovnik Croatia, the Pearl of the Adriatic.

 Dubrovnix inside the walls

Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful cities in the world is located on the Croatian region of Dalmatia. Having existed since the 7th century, Dubrovnik lies along the coast of the Adriatic sea with beautiful beaches and old ancient walls. A unique feature is the short period of sun that lasts at most 8 hours yet the weather is warm and breezy. It is a perfect holiday destination with plenty of tourists especially from across Europe. Most residents speak Croatian and English fluently and are happy to teach visitors a word or two in Croatian. A three hour flight from London will get you to this destination which is always active with plenty of engagements for a holiday makers. International tourists taking a flight to this city land at Dubrovnik international airport located approximately 12 miles from the city centre. Buses and taxis are readily available to all neighborhoods from dawn till late night.

From its history, the city is surrounded by well preserved medieval walls used as a shield during the war. The walls are now historic sites and a walk around them gives visitors a clear view of the city’s interior and coastline. Being a city on the Mediterranean coast, there is plenty of luxury- self- catering- villas -and -apartments most of which are close enough to the busy old town yet quiet and peaceful. These villas provide excellent self catering services which allows for a personalized holiday experience without spending a fortune.

Cavtat-villas are very popular because of their privacy for families and a good variety in the number of bedrooms. They are very convenient and resourceful for large group of people taking a holiday together. The facilities vary from well equipped kitchens, swimming pools, car rental services and tour guides.

                                                    Night view of Dubrovnix

In Dubrovnik, there is plenty to see and do. There are old museums and buildings in Old town, with a range of churches and renaissance palaces. Shops and restaurants line up in almost every corner with traditional and international cuisine.

In the city there is a cable car service that moves over the city walls as high as 405 metres above. This provides a good overview of the beaches, the buildings, the sea and even the distant Elafiti Islands at the horizon.

The Franciscan monastery and museum has a variety of relics, paintings, books and sculptures. The most commonly visited places are: Rector’s palace, Sponza palace, and Dominican palace, pile gate, site archives, the Onofrio archives, the Cathedral of assumption treasury, Minceta tower and the old town. With the sea close by, cruises are a common activity that can be organized by local tourist offices.

                                          Croatian Holiday Resort of Cavtat

Meals along the Dalmatian coast are majorly influenced by the Italian culture. Most restaurants offer seafood dishes caught off shore. Look for sea bass, grouper, scorpion fish, pilchards, mackerel, squid and sea bream. Fish is usually grilled with local olive oil, garlic and lemon.

Meat isn’t forgotten either. Thin slices of smoked Dalmatian ham are often on the appetizer list. Lamb is popular either boiled or baked. Dalmatian pasticada is a meat Dubrovnik’s’ most famous dessert is Crème caramel pudding, known as Dubrovački Rozata, and can be found in most good restaurants. With over 60 restaurants, one is spoilt for choice in cuisine which also includes French, Mexican, Chinese and Croatian.

It is overall a good location for a tropical weather holiday rental location for to enjoy with family friends and even colleagues. You may get a chance to catch the famous Game of thrones cast shooting on sight as you go about your vacation activities.

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Navarra is a province in northern Spain that borders the Basque country. Pamplona is the capital and only city, while the rest are small Spanish villages and towns. The residents widely speak Spanish although Basque is the official language.

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                                    Pamplona capital of the Spanish Navarra Region

In Navarra, various regions have their own unique features. The Pyrenees in the north has a beautiful, calm and quiet mountain range with exquisite landscapes, La Riviera in the south is plain fertile land with the Ebro River running through and La Zona Media has extensive canyons like Hoces de Lumbier and Arbayun.
Having been ranked as Spain’s top in living standards, Navarra makes a perfect place for a holiday lettings and rentals accommodation. Visiting the town would be a fulfilling experience with the plenty of self catering apartments available. The fairly priced amenities with good views of the city that has been called Green Spain give you a chance to enjoy either a long or brief holiday all the same. The vineyards are extensive and the waterfalls are surreal.

View of the countryside in the Navarra Region

Getting to Navarra could be through flights to Noain, by bus, or by train. A train ride from Madrid Alocha for instance takes four and a half hours while the same from Barcelona lasts six hours; it depends on how quick you need to get there. Renting a car is more personal with plenty of time to see the beauty and the sights.
A holiday in Navarra will get you to experience Spanish traditional festivals and cuisine. The most renowned festival is the ‘running of the bulls’ festival in San fermin every July in the city of Pamplona

Its picturesque beautiful towns like Artajona full of medieval walls, Estella, Olite, formerly seat of Navarre’s kings, Tudela and Roncesvalles always a worthwhile visit.
Navarrese Carnivals with their typically unique Zanpantzarrak.

                                         Plaza del Castillo Pamplona

The town of Olite was once home to the kings of Navarra and is now the wine making capital; the vineyards are beautiful with a combination of rivers and mountain ranges. Top wine makers like Julian Chivite, Guelbenzu, Castillo de Monjardin and Bodegas Ochoa all of whom make quality cabernet, merlot and tempranillo. During a stay in Navarra, a wine tour will be of great help in expanding your wine pallet and at the same time enjoy the cuisine. Fresh from the pasture and green land, the food if full of natural spices and herbs full of flavor. The markets are filled with natural fresh produce which you can prepare in your own self catering suite in your preference.

University of Navarra
The University of Navarra

Navarre is a great holiday rental destination with plenty of culture, history, cuisine and rich wine. Take a look at www.goholidaylets.com plan book your holiday rental and enjoy a pleasant holiday.

Marbella one of the top places to visit in Spain

Marbella one of the top places to visit in Spain

Marbella, a city in Andalucía south of Spain, is very popular with international tourists mostly from the United Kingdom. It lies on the Mediterranean coast with beautiful beaches and sights to visit. The city has existed since the 7th century and one of the municipalities of the Costa del Sol. Since then, it has drastically grown and modernized but still preserves most of its prehistoric sites and buildings. This makes it rich in culture and Spanish history.

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The cosmopolitan city, renowned for the rich and famous, has attractive, warm and welcoming residents so much that it is renowned as one of the top visited cities in Spain.  Those of us on budgets can easily afford any of the apartments to rent in Marbella.
One of these sights is El Casco Antiguo or Old Town, Remains old Roman civilization are still present. Places of interest on a trip to Marbella include School Street, Murallas Del Castillo, Villa Romana (green river), the town hall, the mayor’s house and the old Roman baths at Guadalmina. In all these areas you can find wonderful Marbella apartments that you can book online. There is the famous chapel of Santiago and the Remains of the Arabic castles. Connecting with the old town is a garden with fountains and sculptures from Alvenida del mar that leads to the beautiful beach. These old places blend in with the new Marbella even the type of Marbella villas that are built blend with surroundings.  Villas in Spain are hugely popular for holiday accommodation particularly this part of Costa del Sol.

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Home 770 Marbella Spain

Basilica Vega Del mar was an early Christian church and burial site near the Guadalmina River. Built in the 16th century, it has significant Spanish history where Emperor Constantine’s tombstone was discovered. The site is free entry for all at any time and the keys are either at Marbella or San Pedro tourist offices.
At the Roman villas and baths, an ancient site at Rio Verde whose floors are covered with black and white mosaic stones, the famous medusa’s head covered with snakes is also one of the mosaics . it is said to be an ancient scarecrow to warn intruders that the gods were watching.


On the west of Marbella is a beautiful stretch of luxurious villas to rent in Marbella suburbs and in estates on the mountain and seafront. It is so beautiful that King Fahd of Arabia chose to build his palace here in the beautiful surrounding. Spending a getaway one of these holiday rental Marbella Villas is a great first-hand experience of the beauty of Spain, the scenery is breathtaking.
Marbella is a destination where you can combine a Costa del Sol villa  holiday with a round of golf, an excursion, visit art exhibitions as well as authentic Spanish cuisine. A visit to any beach provides opportunities for sailing, water jets, amusement parks visits, beachfront restaurants and clubs. There are plenty of Michelin star restaurant with both Spanish and continental cuisine; good enough for the late king of Saudi to spend 80 million Euros on his guests just for one summer holiday. Los Cuchillos walk is strips filled with great restaurants, bars and shops or enjoy a ride on a catamaran ferry. Boat rides and daily cruises at relatively cheap tickets.

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To get around the city, walking is the easiest means. It is the best and quickest way to get around the narrow busy streets while sightseeing the old town. To get the real tourist feel, horse-drawn carriages can take you on a relaxing ride around the town. They can conveniently take you places where cars wouldn’t and are a romantic way to enjoy a couple’s holiday. Taxis are also available especially when coming from or going to the airport. Car rentals are easy with a wide variety in prices and car preferences convenient for trips around Andalucía.
In Marbella, you cannot help but shop in the array of boutiques with brands like Zara & Mango, Habitat, Marks & Spencer, and many more for clothes, shoes, jewellery and souvenirs to bring back home. After a good shopping spree, wind down with a visit to the rich Spanish culture displayed in museums such as the Bonsai Museum and the Ralli Museum. Ancient artefacts are displayed and provide information about the past. Another way would be to explore one of the ten golf courses spread out through Marbella with a view of the mountains that surround the city.
In Benalmadena, a town between Torremolinos and Fuengirola, a large number of tourists go to see the nice beaches, castles and the 33 meters tall Buddhist Benalmádena Stupa which is the biggest in Europe.
For a great quiet relaxing Spanish adventure, Marbella is a good place to enjoy and a learn a few thing about the Spanish culture. Goholidaylets are well established here with quality Marbella apartment luxurious Benalmadena villas and other holiday rental properties. List your property for free with www.goholidayets.com today.

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Getting around Rome can be easy the self catering way

Getting around Rome can be easy the self catering way

The eternal city of Rome attracts thousands of visitors each year. They will be traveling from all over the world. All coming for various reasons, cultural tours, religious pilgrims to the Vatican and to see the Pope or just to savior the delights of the Italian capital. But most will have similar concerns and problems. How will we get there and how will we again get around while visiting Rome.

Roma Terminal
Roma Termini

Short stay accommodation or holiday accommodation have a wide selection of choice. For your transportation needs here under we have listed a few options.

Rome has two airports – Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) and Ciampino.

Fiumicino. This is Rome’s main airport and is well-connected with the centre during the day by an express train.

You can buy Roma Pass online and benefit from various discounts and services that make it easier and cheaper to enjoy Rome.

The historic centre is not particularly large and so is easy to visit on foot, as most monuments are to be found in the same area.

Rome Tram System
Rome Tram System


Rome‘s bus network is extensive and functions quite well, but the metro is much simpler for the short-term visitors to master.

Public transportation Tickets must be purchased in advance from tabacchis, newsstands, bars, or vending machines (exact change only!) at metro and major bus stops.


The Roman metro (called Metropolitana by residents) goes round rather than through the historic city. It has only two lines, A (red) and B (blue), which cross at Termini Central Station.

Trains run approximately every 7-10 minutes, from 5:30am until 11.30pm every day (until 0:30am on Saturdays).

Metro Map of Rome
  Metro Map of Rome


There are hundreds of bus lines, running from 5:30am till midnight. All buses and trams travel in both directions.


If you need a taxi, remember to look for the official metered white or yellow taxis. There are taxi ranks in many locations throughout the center, but is nearly impossible to hail one driving down the streets, particularly at night. Make sure your taxi is metered; insist on the metered fare, rather than an arranged price.


Although most of the sights in Rome are within walking distance or accessible by public transportation, two wheels will give you the freedom to see exactly what interests you, and in less time.

To really “do as the Romans do”, you have to drive around on a Vespa. You’ll have no trouble finding rental places all around the city.

Grab a Scotter
Grab a Scooter

The main thing is enjoy your stay and if you rent self catering accommodation in Rome we would love to here your feedback.    Check out www.goholidaylets.com


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Visit to a Lady in Red on an Amsterdam Holiday

Visit to a Lady in Red on an Amsterdam Holiday

As an online travel agent to various locations that contain excellent self-catering accommodation we write via blogs about our locations and resorts. We give details of where you might enjoy visiting. We have written a number of articles in the past about Amsterdam mainly because Amsterdam is a beautiful city and we are just lucky to be able to provide top grade holiday accommodation there.  Our Amsterdam holiday rentals are excellent.

Map of central Amsterdam
Map of central Amsterdam

But there is a side to Amsterdam Travel Bloggers like myself not maybe totally avoid but somewhat circumvent. Of course it’s the sex tourism, Amsterdam Red Light District is glaringly obvious for all to see. So we decided to stay on the guide objectives and point out certain facts that the visitor will or should find interest or even useful. Firstly remember there is a lot to see there from the brothels , to sex shops and area museums. There really is nothing left to the imagination. The area is close to Centraal Railway Station in an area known as Centruum. Very easy to find on Google maps etc. I think if its your first time in the Rossbuut “Red Light District” be prepared to be shocked. Most adults nowadays will have heard of the Amsterdam Red Light district and will be curious to see what it entails.

Ok everyone will have their reasons for visiting. The majority will just have a visitor curiosity of normal kind in relation to any new area and its unusual city attractions. Like the groups of Asians with their cameras off loading from buses. But be warned not in the direction of the female entertainers its strictly banned. Of course hen and stage parties will always be around excitedly laughing. Others will be there to enjoy the fruits of the individual men or women that are displaying themselves for service.

Amsterdam Arena
Amsterdam Arena

You ll find women there of all nationalities plying there trade on show in red clad window displays. The Dutch as a group of people don’t take things likely and area notably well organized and as such monitor the traders or entertainers of the area legally and medically, as a visitors you should also behave with a level of respect to those working there even if your watching from a distance.
They are of course many other aspects to Amsterdam life and all well worth seeing. The Jordaan area where www.goholidaylets.com has some wonderful holiday rentals is well worth a visit. A Dutch website describes it as similar to the Cockney area of London, not a comparison we can give but understand the significance.

Winter on the canal in Amsterdam
Winter on the canal in Amsterdam

Another area is the Spiegelgracht.!!! It is a canal in the centre of Amsterdam, located near the Prinsengracht. Built in the 16th century, it is a part of the Canals of Amsterdam which have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We also happen to have self-catering accommodation sited there.

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Historic Sites of Rome

Historic Sites of Rome


Rome is one of the ancient cities in Italy that dates back to the 5th century. It rapidly grew to be become famous for its historic sites and culture.  Italian is the official and most widely spoken language in Rome, though English has been adopted quickly to cater for the large number of tourists. Rome is a welcoming city with accommodation to suit all budgets.  From 5 star hotel to basic overnight hostels Rome has it all.  An ideal accommodation solution is a Rome self-catering apartment.  Rome residents are very friendly and helpful to visitors; knowing the basics such as “Si” meaning yes, “grazie” meaning thank you, “prego” meaning you’re welcome, “per favore” meaning please and “mi scusi” meaning excuse me will make your visit much more easier and interesting as you blend with the locals.

There is so much to experience in Rome; the culture, the cuisine, wine, the people, sites and scenes. With its rich past and captivating culture, there is so much to see and do in Rome. Some of the marvelous places to visit while in Rome include the Trevi fountain, the colosseum, St. Peter’s square, the Borghese gallery, Ostia Antica and catacombs venue.  Rental accommodation can be found near all these locations.

Historic Sites
The Trevi fountain is one of the sites in Roman culture known as Fontana di Trevi. It is located in Trevi district standing 26.3 meters high and 49.15 meters wide. Coins are purportedly meant to be thrown using the right hand over the left shoulder into the fountain, a ritual done by thousands of tourists for reasons such as a guarantee return to Rome, to find love while others say it leads to marriage! Many movies have been shot at this locale and romance lovers find it to be a perfect place to be. The Municipality of Rome decided to collect the coins from the Trevi Fountain on a daily basis to prevent theft and created a fund to finance a special supermarket that serves the poor in Rome with the help from the Italian Red Cross.
The Colosseum is an iconic symbol in the of the city of Rome built of concrete and stone, it is the largest amphitheatre ever built and is considered one of the greatest works of architecture and engineering. It is situated east of Rome with a capacity of up to 80000 people back in the medieval era for entertainment then later reused housing, workshops, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine. Despite looking rugged and old, the pope leads a torch lit procession each Good Friday to symbolize the way of the cross, a practice of the catholic faithful. Today it’s a major tourist attraction with thousands of tourists each year paying to view the interior arena. Though entrance for citizens of the European Union is partially subsidized, entrance is free for EU citizens under eighteen or over sixty-five years of age.

Vatican City is the smallest state in Europe and in the world.  It is a roughly 0.17 sq mi lying near the west bank of the Tiber River and to the west of the Castel Sant’Angelo. The Vatican area comprises the following St. Peter’s Square, enclosed by Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini’s quadruple colonnade; St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest Christian church in the world, to which the square serves as an entrance; Belvedere Park; the pontifical palaces and the Vatican Gardens. Outside Vatican City, a number of churches and palaces such as Lateran Basilica and Palace in the Piazza San Giovanni, the Palace of San Callisto at the foot of the Janiculum hill, and the basilicas of Santa Maria Maggiore
St. Peter’s Square or Piazza San Pietro is a large plaza located directly in front of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City. At the centre of the square is an Egyptian obelisk, erected at the current site in 1586. Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the square including the massive Tuscan colonnades, four columns deep, which embrace visitors in “the maternal arms of Mother Church.”  The Vatican has it own religious tourism where Roman Catholics arrived from all over the world to attend and view ceremonies.   Self-catering and hotel accommodation can be found within the general area.