Thursday, 14 April 2016

Europe- Liverpool, England


Hey Guys!

I hope you are exciting to continue my British tour! Are not you? Do you remember? My previous article was talking about the great city of Manchester, now I’ve decided to take you away in another important city of the Great Britain. I hope you will appreciate your trip in Liverpool.
ENJOY YOUR TRIP

  • A little friendly remember about geography:

Liverpool is in the south west of the historic county of Lancashire in North West England, on the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary

What to do?                         

Albert Dock

I advise you to take some hours and discover this very interesting place; the Albert Dock is a complex of dock buildings and warehouses. It was opened in 1846 and designed by Jess Hartley and Philip Hardwick.
During the second world war the Albert Dock serving as a base for boats of British Atlantic Fee. But today it is a major tourist attraction in the city, and one of components of Liverpool’s UNESCO heritage.
Furthermore I had the chance to discover the TATE Liverpool situated in Albert Dock. The gallery opened in 1988 and is the largest gallery of modern and contemporary art in the UK outside London.


Liverpool’s Cathedrals

  •        Cathedral Church of Christ

I advise you to visit this wonderful cathedral one of the most largest and longest cathedral in the world. More, you could enjoy of a wonderful panoramic view from the rooftop and discover the bell chamber with the world’s highest and heaviest peal of bells.


  •        Metropolitan Cathedral

Officially known as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King it is one of the most surprising cathedrals that I’ve visited.


Where to eat?

MOOSE coffee

According to me it’s the perfect place to savour a tasty breakfast. I have opted for their delicious pancakes. Moreover you’ll find a wide choice of food: English breakfast, Sandwiches, Pancakes or waffle.


Central Perk

This is the exact reproduction of the coffee in Friend’s where the six main protagonists spent much of their free time.  





 Maybe Your Next Destination?



Anais R.


Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Europe- Manchester, England

Hey Guys!


How are you today? I think it’s a great day to discover one of my favourite cities in Great Britain! Isn’t it?
I’ve decided to take you away in Manchester, the third largest town in England. Are you ready to discover one of the most popular cities of the Great Britain? In effect, Manchester is notable for its architecture or culture and last but not least for its football team!

  • A little friendly reminder about geography:

Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 2.55 million.

Where to sleep?

YHA Manchester,
I stayed 3 nights in this young hostel, we were 2 and we have opted for a dormitory for 4 persons. I had a good time in this place; you will find a restaurant, a bar and a nice place to have a full breakfast. Moreover this hostel is close to everything Manchester has to offer.

What to do/see?

Northern Quarter

To begin this section I will present you my favourite quarter in the city of Manchester: The surprising district of “Northern Quarter”. This real special quarter is full of amazing places:
-       AFFLECKS shop, a kind of shopping centre but with original products (silver jewel, cereal bar, retro and vintage shop..) 
-       Second hand clothing store
-       Original bar and restaurant

John Rylands library

The John Rylands library is a Victorian Gothic on Deansgat near the city centre, take some minutes to visit this historical monument, you won’t be disappointed.


Cloud 23

Have a break at the highest point in Manchester! The panoramic view from the high tour of the Hilton’s bar is spectacular.

The Printworks

You will find some of the best night out and restaurant in Manchester in this original place.


Where to eat ?

-       Thaikhun Restaurant: Best pad-thai ever ;)

-       Mr Thomas’s chop house: One of the most older PUB in the city
-       Oast house: Good atmosphere
-       Can & grain: Try its delicious and tasty ribs in heart of the Northern Quarter




Maybe Your Next Destination?



Anais R.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Africa - Foulpointe, Madagascar

Hey Guys!

As promised I continue my Malagasy tour! After my previous article about the amazing little isle of Nosy Be I’ll present you Foulpointe, this little village called Mahavelona in Malagasy.

  • A little friendly reminder about geography:


Mahavelona (commonly called Foulpointe), is a town in the district of Toamasina, in the region of Atsinanana, on the northern part of the east coast of Madagascar.


Where to sleep ?

Foulpointe is nowadays one of the tourist destinations the most appreciated in Madagascar. The landscape prove it with a beach full of lovely bungalows, bungalows going of the most luxurious to the simplest to affordable prices are available all year long.
Moreover concerning food generally meals are organic, concocted from the fresh products of the fishing and fresh vegetables.

Personally I’ve stayed in the Manda Beach Hotel, facilities are good with an enjoyable swimming pool and a spectacular view from my spacious bungalow to the paradisiac beach of Foulpointe, and moreover the customer service is perfect with a friendly staff.


What to do/see ? 

Firstly I advise to take a deep breath of fresh air in the beautiful beach of Foulpointe; in effect the beauty of its beach, protected by a coral reef is an excellent seaside destination in particularly to try snorkelling for the first time.



Secondly, to finish this article for the adventurer I advise you to rent a QUAD and roam the surrounding area you will discover different types of places: large beach of white sand or tropical forest… I’ve tried this with my father and nowadays it is still a good souvenir J



Maybe Your Next Destination?


Anais R.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Africa - Nosy Be, Madagascar

Hey Guys!

After several post about European destination I’ve decided to take you away in Africa, moreover in my homeland, a paradisiac isle in the middle of the Indian Ocean: Madagascar.
You’ll discover 2 posts devote to this amazing earth gem, this one about the Island of Nosy Be in the north of Madagascar and the second one dedicated to the paradisiac place of Foulpointe in the district of Toamasina.

  • A little reminder about geography:


Madagascar is an island of 587 km2 situated in the Indian Ocean, near the coast of the southeast Africa. Concern language, Malagasy and French both are official languages of the state. To finish this brief, the capital is Antananarivo and the currency is the Malagasy « Ariary ».
Concern the island of Nosy Be it is an island of the northwest coast of Madagascar, it’s the biggest and busiest tourist resort of the country.

Where to sleep? :

First of all Nosy Be is a real touristic destination therefore I advise you to compare and book your accommodation very early. Consequently prices are higher if we compare from other regions of Madagascar, but there are different range of prices and different kind of accommodation types.

Personally I’ve stayed in the « Royal Beach Hotel Resort ». This is a really charming hotel resort, rooms are spacious, the customer service is perfect, and facilities are exceptional too with its own private beach, its large swimming pool, its tennis court, and its own spa.


What to do? :

Whereas the fact that Nosy Be is a beautiful destination with its own beach and its coral reef I advise to travel all around the island, in effect there are many Islands preserve from the horde of tourists. Many enjoyable excursions and day trip are organize every day to discover the natural wealth of this region far from tourist places. I’ll present both of them, according to me this places are the most beautiful and exceptional of Nosy Be’s isles:

Nosy Tanikely

This island is one of the most beautiful in this district; in effect its long beaches with fine and white sand are exceptional. Moreover it’s one of the most appreciated spot to practice snorkelling with its crystalline turquoise water!


Nosy Komba


Nosy Komba is the perfect place to discover the Malagasy wildlife! Due to this amazing little island is full of makis and lemur; It will be your chance to discover its strange and very cute animal!

Maybe Your Next Destination?


Anais R.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Europe - Saint Patrick's Day in DUBLIN

Hey Guys! 

I just come back from Dublin where I’ve spent 4 fabulous days! In effect I was so glad to celebrate SAINT PATRICK’S DAY in Ireland, It was an exceptional experience and an amazing occasion to PARTY!  Beside the celebration of St Patrick’s Day; Dublin is an interesting city with many charming places and several historical monuments.

  • A little friendly reminder about geography:


Ireland is the third largest isle in Europe situated in the north Atlantic, however Republic of Ireland is not part of United Kingdom unlike Northern Ireland; consequently the currency isn’t pound but euro like in numerous European countries, more the official language is English.
Secondly state is devised in 32 counties, 26 parts of Republic of Ireland and the rest constitutes Northern Ireland and United Kingdom.

  • What’s Saint Patrick’s Day? :


TEMPLE BAR, during Saint Patrick's evening - Dublin
First of all Saint Patrick’s Day is a religious and cultural celebration, Saint Patrick is the foremost patron saint of Ireland according to the legend he converted the pagan Irish to Christianity. Tradition holds that he died on 17 March and was buried at Downpatrick therefore it’s the 17 March that Irish peoples commemorate the arrival of Christianity in the country


What to do/see?

Saint Patrick’s Festival:

Saint Patrick's Parade- Dublin
From noon, you can assist to the Festival parade, each year there is different themes and different Bands from entire Ireland, However expect crowded streets of Irish disguised, pressed in front of barriers to admire a magnificent parade, where the culture, the heritage, and the Irish history are represented. Festival Parade begins in Pamell Square and finish to the wonderful Saint Patrick Cathedral. After that, according to the tradition the celebration continue in IRISH PUBs! During approximately 12 HOURS!


Guiness Storehouse:

The Guiness Storehouse is situated in the Saint James’s Gate Brewery in the heart of the city. The Storehouse covers 7 floors you will discover and figure out different thing about Guiness’s ingredients, history of the brand and progress concern strategy, recipes and advertisement.
My favourite activity was in the 4th floor where we’ve found the workshop “GUINESS ACADEMY” principle is simple: Learn to prepare and serve your own GUINESS pint.
Guinness Storehouse - Dublin

Howth:

Howth is a little village near Dublin (14 Kilometers). The Howth Cliff walk is a simply walk (approximately 2hours – 2h30), we’ve spent a wonderful afternoon: landscape were wonderful, and the little village of Howth so charming.
An ideal way to take a deap breath of fresh air!
 
Howth Cliff walk

Kilmainham Gaol:

Nowadays this prison is a symbol of the Irish, in effect many revolutionaries were emprisoned and executed in this prison by the British government.

Kilmainham Gaol - Dublin
There are may Cathedrals in Dublin but I advise to visit both of them: firstly the Christ church and secondly the Saint Patrick’s cathedral (however entry fees are not free, approximately 4-5€ each)
Work of street art: Mural painting and huge wall fresco are spread in the entire city!


Where to eat?

LEGIT coffee co:

LEGIT is a charming coffee with a pleasant atmosphere where you can savour a tasty hot chocolate and different kind of pastries. Personally I’ve opted for a delicious “Vanilla Flan” and a fabulous homemade hot chocolate.
This lovely place is situated in the “Antique quarter” of the city near to the Guiness Store house and the St Patrick’s Cathedral.
Believe me, it will be a good idea to have a break in this coffee shop for an enjoyable small snack;)
 
Flan & Hot Chocolate - LEGIT

Bankers:

Bankers is situated in the city centre near the quarter of the Temple Bar, with its typical Irish Pub decoration this place is one of my favourite due to its delicious and traditional Irish dishes.

Dog House:

The restaurant Dog house is the most surprising and uncommon restaurant that I’ve discovered during my trip in Dublin. Actually this restaurant is situated in Howth (The Howth cliff walk) the decoration is EXTRAORDINNARY, its patio is amazing and its menu is qualitative and accessible.
I’ve ordered a Salmon Pizza and it was just delicious, moreover my dessert was perfect too and I’ve the chance to savour my meal in a pleasant atmosphere.
 
Dog House patio - Howth

Joy of Cha:

Joy of Cha is actually mainly a Teashop but a cafe too; it’s situated in the heart of the city in the Temple Bar quarter. Its menu is varied and food is homemade and qualitative. Moreover prices are really inexpensive in particularly if we compare from other restaurant in this part of Dublin, it will be your perfect place to savour your breakfast, your brunch or your lunch.
 
Spinach & Feta - Joy of Cha


 Maybe Your Next Destination?


Anais R.




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