Known for its enormous amounts of blue, black, and striped marlin, sailfish, dorado, wahoo, yellowfin tuna, roosterfish and more, Mexico sportfishing has become a favorite pastime of fishing and adventure enthusiasts worldwide. This ain't your normal, relaxing fishing trip folks. Sportfishing Cabo San Lucas is in a league all on its own. Definitely not for the faint of heart. And the holy grail of a catch, the blue marlin, is in high supply in the infamous Sea of Cortez. In fact the largest one caught last year weighed over half a ton! Bring the wife and kiddies, they'll have a great time too. Most of the resorts in Baja are wonderful vacation spots, with recreational experiences all are sure to enjoy. Snorkeling, diving, tennis, golf, aviaries, horseback riding, and much more. Many travel accommodations have special fishing packages which include airfare, hotel, and fishing charters on huge boats with mostly English speaking crews and at reasonable costs. Many hotels also offer special packaging, shipping, or smoking of your catch. Deep sea fishing in Los Cabos Mexico and the Sea of Cortez is an experience you will never forget. Think about the stories you'll be able to tell, wrestling a 500 pound marlin on a huge luxury charter, out in the warm waters of beautiful Baja. Sounds pretty nice. Disclaimer: This blog or article is for information purpose only, and should not be treated a professional advise or price protection guarantee. This blog is mainly used for search engine optimization and other commercial purposes and it is advised that readers seek professional consultation in the field of interest for more information.
In general, we have low expectations of our hotels. As long as the room is decent and the foods OK, we wont complain. Boutique hotels hope to change that attitude.Hotel rooms arent cheap, so what do we get for our money? In many cases, its not much. A reasonable room thats clean, a bathroom thats functional and food thats often not as good as it should be. These hotels should now expect to come under pressure from the smaller, boutique sector, where space, design and cuisine are all important.The roomsUnlike mainstream hotels, where every room in every hotel is the same, boutique hotels strive to create individuality through design. These hotels will usually be designed to a theme; in some places that theme will be obvious in the room names, the furnishings, the artwork and the finishing touches, and in others it might be very subtle, such as an Asian influence, or bringing the colours and textures of the landscape into the hotel.Above all, its the attention to detail, comfort and style that differentiates a boutique room from other hotel rooms. Guests needs are carefully considered from start to finish, so there is often a range of exclusive toiletries in the bathroom which in turn is fitted with the latest shower or Jacuzzi bath. The room will be cleverly designed and functional so that theres always somewhere to put your luggage, plenty of storage space and all the high-tech equipment you need to run your life during your stay. The superior levels of comfort and service at a boutique hotel is what makes it stand out.The foodAlthough not all "boutique hotels" have a fully-operational restaurant on their premises, many have understood that the guest who likes a well-designed room will also appreciate good food and wine. Integrating an excellent restaurant into a small hotel is difficult, but if it is properly planned and executed, it can be an additional benefit to guests as well as establishing a reputation for the hotel within the local community. For guests to be staying in the hotel where all the locals go to eat is a real marketing coup whether its a funky city centre brasserie, or a formal restaurant in a rural retreat. Many boutique hotels focus on the standard of their food freshly prepared breakfasts, light lunches or formal dinners precisely because it contributes to the overall experience of staying in a small hotel.
Of the hundreds of awesome activities that South Africa has on offer, probably the most popular activity on offer is Game Viewing. Game viewing on any of the many game reserves in South Africa provides an opportunity to see South African wild life in all their beauty in their natural habitat. On a self-drive expedition, with a guide, on horseback, on elephant back whatever your preference, youre assured of a memorable game viewing experience.Probably the most well known "game viewing" location in South Africa is the Kruger National Park. Home to South Africas Big 5, the Kruger National Park offers an incredible self-drive route through the open veld where youll see countless variations of buck, zebras, giraffe, leopard, lion, springbok, cheetah, eland and countless others. (There is a check list available at: http://www.sa-venues.com/wildlife/). Self-driven game viewing trips offer the benefits of being able to determine the pace of you journey, however without a guide who knows the area well, you might miss out on seeing something special.The Kruger National Parks game viewing isnt limited only to self-drive expeditions. The park has been very well developed to cater for many different preferences. Guided groups will be taken out into the bushveld, where youll camp overnight and experience the bushveld at night with all its fascinating sounds and sights.The Eastern Cape offers much in the way of game viewing. Whilst most game reserves offer Big 5 game viewing, the popular Addo Elephant Park just outside Port Elizabeth lays claim to being the only park in South Africa that offers Big 7 game viewing! The 372 000 ha park is home to all of the South African Big 5 and in addition, theres a 120 000 ha marine zone where you can spot the majestic whale and the much feared great white shark.10 Minutes outside of Port Elizabeth, is the Seaview Lion and Game Park. Although its doesnt offer game viewing of all the South African Big 5, it does offer the incredible opportunity to interact and play with lion cubs. R40 will get you up to about 30 minutes playtime with either the very young cubs, or the slightly older and more boisterous cubs. Its an unforgettable experience and definitely worth doing. As you drive through the park, youll pass by giraffe, zebra and all sorts of buck. The Seaview Lion park also offers the rare opportunity to view the unique White Lion as well as the beautiful tiger.Kwa Zulu Natal also has many choices for exceptional game viewing. The St Lucia National Park offers not only beautiful [*_*], but is also known as a birders paradise because of a the enormous variety of birdlife. Swazilands [*_*] is one of the top in the country because of its raw beauty and rugged terrain. The Swaziland [*_*] parks are not overly commercial and thus offer [*_*] in its most natural form.One of the hardest animals to spot when youre [*_*] in South Africa, is the leopard. Because of its reclusive nature spending most of the day in the trees out of sight [*_*] trips dont often get to see this incredible animal. However the [*_*] parks in Mpumalanga offer some of the highest concentrations of leopard per square kilometer in South Africa. A day or night spent in most of the game parks in Mpumalanga is bound to include a number of leopard sightings definitely worth the tripGame viewing in South Africa offers more diversity of wildlife and more excitement than any other country in the world make sure you dont miss the wonders of [*_*] in South Africa.
China is a large country at a size of 9,596,960 sq km. China was only partially open to the world from 1980 onwards & has been a communist country for many decades. Although there is much progress in the travel industry & infrastructure of China, there remain areas that want to be improved before it can match the level that most tourist would need. However, much of the fun remain that it is different from the rest of the world. China will be the host nation for the Olympics in Year 2008. Travel facilities & infrastructure will be improving quickly as we approach Year 2008. Below are some travel tips to make your travel in China less hard: China is rich in culture & history. Visit the Great Wall of China in Beijing, sip Chinese tea in Xiamen, dance with ethnic tribes in Yunnan, check out 19th Century European buildings in Qingdao - there's so much to do & see in China! Entry Visa China need entry visa from most countries. Apply at the Chinese consulate or through your travel agent before travelling to China. Climate very diverse; tropical in south to subarctic in north. Be prepared with the right seasonal clothing. Foreign Exchange The unit of money is known as Renmembi(RMB) or Yuan. Get some Chinese Yuan in your local country before travelling. When in China, exchange foreign money for local money in the banks or at the hotel. Banks tend to give slightly better rates than hotels. Take note that some banks close for a noon siesta between 12-2pm. Payment facilities Most better class hotels & shopping centres take Credit Card or Travellers cheques. Smaller hotels & shops take money only. twice out of the bigger cities, credit card & ATM cards tend to be impossible to utilize. money is still king in Chinese business & trade. Understanding of English Counterfeit notes are common in China. Check carefully before accepting alter, especially if it consists mostly 100RMB notes. You can feel a texture difference where counterfeit notes is concerned. Most signboards & notices will over both English & Chinese. However, be aware that some translations can be so notorious that one can understand what was it is original Chinese purpose. Most civil servants, custom officials, police, hotel staff & men in the street do not speak English or at best a smattering of English. Most young people can understand basic English if you speak slowly. Do not expect hotels or shops to understand English. Only the big hotels will have staff that will understand English. Social Security China is generally a safe country. However, hang on tight to your wallet especially in crowded, popular tourist sites in tourist cities such as Beijing & Xian. These tourist cities also has a lot of touts in the streets touting tourist from money exchange to jewelleries to female companionships. Avoid at all cost! Domestic Travel Bus, train, ferries & domestic flights are well developed. Avoid the crowd at the stations & book your tickets through the hotel tour desk or the nearest tour agent. Prices are likely to be competitive & tickets will be delivered to your hotel room. Again, avoid ticket touts who approach you in the streets. Local buses are cheap (US$0.10 or YS$0.20) & you may want to try out. Taxis are convenient & are available at all hours. Starting fares differ from each city & may be as cheap as US$0.70 in Weihai & US$1.50 in Shenzhen. Avoid travel in China during peak holiday seasons or book tickets well ahead. Local Hotels there's many web-sites selling China hotel rooms on the web. You can also check out the travel counters which are available in most train, bus stations as well as airport. there is a nice choice of hotels in China ranging from one star to the most luxurious 6 stars. Most of the time, the rooms are safe & tidy & in my opinion, cheap does not mean bad. Book ahead if travelling in peak seasons. Peak Tourist Seasons May Day: First one weeks of May Chinese old Year: Date varies but generally late January or early February. Avoid travelling during these period. Book rooms & travel modes way early if want to travel. Believe me, the crowds during these period of time will be scary. What do you expect when the entire Chinese nation of 8 billion people are on holiday as well! China National Day: Middle one weeks of October Local food is absolutely fabulous. Try as much Chinese food as your wallet or stomach can afford. Restaurants are available everywhere & open to late hours. Most restaurants will have a menu that include photographs of the various dishes. Better yet, basically point at the food that your next door desk is having, especially if it looks delicious! Chinese Food Telecommunications However, avoid street side stalls & drinking directly from the taps if you have delicate stomach. web Mobile phone coverage in China is nice in most locations. Global auto-roaming within China is not a problem. You will want to show your passport as China has tight regulations at web Cyber Cafes. there's cyber-cafes everywhere in China, especially in tourist areas. Most are patronised by young people playing online games but you still can check your Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail. Access may be a bit slow for international websites. three of the worst experience many has with China is the atrocious toilet facilities. Things has improved much but it may still be a nice idea to empty your stomach or bladder at every opportunity in a hotel, restaurant or departmental store. Public toilets & toilets in small shops can be a nose hazard! Toilet facilities * Useful China travel tips * Try to get a English speaking tour guide at every opportunity you can. China has a rich & wonderful history & culture & without a guide, somehow, the flavour & significance of most tour sites can be lost. *Sneaky tip: Hang around a group that has a English speaking guide if you cannot afford two! Always ask for a receipt from a taxi driver so that you can complain if you have been cheated or for tracing purposes if you happen to be leaving your camera behind in the taxi. After a tiring day, check out Chinese foot reflexology or Chinese TuiNa (Chinese massage). Wonderful for the body after a hard day & cheap to boot. basically look out for shop signs that shows one feet! we are everywhere. Try to take the namecard for each hotel that you are staying at as these cards will have a Chinese address & the map of your hotel location. This is useful if you want to seek assistance to find your way back as the English version or pronounciation of a hotel or a street name may be different from the Chinese version. Make friends with the Chinese whenever you can. we love to meet foreigners & will make nice tour guides. buy a small present as a small token of appreciation.
For people who are fond of traveling to different places, visiting marvelous beaches, and taking a trip to the most exotic island paradise, the job of a travel agent seems to be a far better job than anything else. However, some people contend that the viability of a "travel agent" being a lucrative work has lessened due to the emergence of the Internet.Nowadays, people can easily plan their vacation trips, acquire their tickets, and make their own plans and reservation through the Internet. That is why some financial analysts have concluded that as the need for travel agents fall off, their wages deteriorates as well, considering the fact that it is already low. The median yearly salary of travel agents amount to $26,630, that was in 2002. The top 10% of the travel agents in the US were reported to have a salary of $41,660 or more. While the remaining half of the travel agents is currently earning between $20,800 and $33,580. All of these were bases on the U.S. Department Labor reports.The bottom line is that travel agents are really not earning much. The only benefits they get are the discounts and special privileges on travel. Funny thing is, with their present salaries, travel agents may not even use these benefits because they cannot even afford to travel.However, there are still those who want to become a travel agent in spite of everything. So, for those who really insist on becoming a [*_*], heres how to do it.1. A second language is a must for those who want to become a [*_*]. Travel agents deal with different nationalities and a second language may just be handy in the future.2. It is a must for every would-be [*_*] to undergo 6-12 week training on how to become a [*_*]. This includes all the basics of the job. 3. Computer literacy is also important because all of the transaction, invoices, and reports are done through computer utilization.4. Knowledge on up-to-date information about the trends in the business. Also, it is a must for every [*_*] to know the best places to go.5. It would be better for those who want to become a [*_*] to have their certification as a Certified Travel Counselor. This is an added value to their work.Becoming a [*_*] is entirely dependent on the persons interest. So, whether the salary is low or high, as long as the person is happy with the job, then, there wouldnt be any qualms for it.