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Vacations in Cambodia and Enjoy the Culturally Rich Nation

March 22nd, 2010 No comments

There are many locations which are worth visiting in Cambodia and many of them are located in Battambang city, the provincial capital of Battambang province situated in the north-western region of the country. There is a distinct French influence noticeable in the city’s structures, in particular the temples of Buddha; on the other hand you can also visit some French shops to buy some traditional and antique items. As you enter the city you will get a general feeling of peace and calm, and this effect is enhanced when visitors visit the countryside which is full of greenery.

The Royal Palace of Cambodia standing in the capital city, Phnom Penh, is a very popular location among tourists. Phnom Penh has a special feature that it is located at an area where three rivers meet. The Royal Palace is considered to be a structure containing many priceless artifacts and treasures, while it’s located along side the river Tonle Sap adds to the grandeur of the famous building. The Royal Palace holds ‘The Throne Room’ which only hints towards the highly traditional ceremonial life led by the Kings, on the other hand, ‘The Napoleon Room’ is a distinct evidence of the immense level of French influence on the Cambodian culture. Despite all the attractions, the ‘Silver Pagoda’ catches everyone’s attention as it holds a truly amazing Buddhist statue made of solid gold, moreover, it is adorned with magnificent gems including diamonds. A visit to Silver Pagoda is part of every tourist’s schedule because of the magnificent Buddha gold statue. Apart from the too-good-to-be-true statue placed in ‘Silver pagoda’ the whole Palace has countless little Buddha figurines also made of gold.

You can always visit Phnom Penh’s markets to get to purchase some items having historical significance, meanwhile breathtaking gold and silver jewelry offered there also acts as a major attractive force for tourists. As a tourist you will get value for your money in the Cambodian markets, as ancient coins, high-quality clothing, beautiful artworks and delicious traditional food can make up your tour to Cambodia a resounding success.

Spectacular frescoes decorating the Palace’s walls very accurately depict the epic Ramayana, while you can also set your eyes on works of art both pre-Angkor and post-Angkor in the beautiful National Museum made of red brick.

A visit to Angkor is part of every tourist’s schedule, as the city has high Hindu influence also depicted in its temples, meanwhile its significance can recognized from the fact that it was the capital city of the old Khmer Empire. Angkor city is famous for two great temples, namely, Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom; at the same time the gates of Bayon temple and Prohm temple also act as a magnet to draw tourists. While the city of Angkor has failed to grab hold of its old glory, tourists still feel captivated and mesmerized by its sights.

Sihanoukville is rapidly getting popular as a beach resort among tourists especially in summer. You can have some real fun at the beach as apart from swimming and scuba diving you can always choose to relax under the sun and get a tan. You can even rent a boat and give your family a closer peak into the aqua life living in the shores of Cambodia, while you can also sail to neighboring picturesque islands.

Accommodations For All Budgets In The Sunshine Coast Region

March 15th, 2010 No comments

The Sunshine Coast of Australia is a fabulous vacation destination for all types of travel. Whether you are traveling alone, as a couple, or as a family, you will find that in addition to all the fun there is to be had, there are also many fabulous beaches as well as beach accommodations. When you are searching for the perfect place to stay you should be sure to give great consideration to Rainbow Beach. There are many accommodations available for you to choose from on Rainbow Beach. There are accommodations suitable for all budget types, from the rich and famous to the young backpacker. Rainbow Beach is located at the point of Fraser Island, and is a great place to stay, whether it be a day or a week. Another great thing about Rainbow Beach is that you can enjoy both surfing and calms waters, since it has easy access to the Great Sandy Straights. This allows you to sit on the beach and soak in the calm waters, or head into the water for some water surfing fun. It all depends on what you are looking to achieve during your holiday. If you are planning a holiday on a budget than you may wish to consider the Rainbow Beach hostel which will afford you with a place to stay while in the region; more expensive accommodations include self contained units and resorts. There are even holiday homes that can be leased through the Rainbow Shores Resort. This beachfront resort offers luxury accommodations that include all the extras that you would expect from luxury accommodations like tennis courts, horseback riding and golf. Vacation apartments, on Rainbow Beach, can bealso  reserved.

Three Great Techniques To Help You Find Great Deals On RVs For Sale By Owner

March 12th, 2010 No comments

If you’re looking for a used rv, one of the best things to do is bypass the dealer and go directly to the private party. Sales prices are generally lower private party, plus you can usually cut better deals with them since they are emotionally involved. Below I will give you three excellent techniques to find the best deals on rvs for sale by owner.
1. Look in the classified section of old newspapers. The longer the owner has had their rv up for sale without any luck, the more they will usually cut off the price. I typically like to start with newspapers at least 2 months old. The best way to get a hold of these is just start saving them and plan on buying in 2-3 months. You can also ask around to see if anyone saved their newspapers.
2. Check out craigslist.com. Look at the older listings first. And only call on the new listings if they have a very low listing price. You will find that several people will list the same thing over and over again. Reserve calling these for last. The more proactive people are in selling the more they typically expect from the sale. (But that doesn’t mean you can’t find great deals from proactive sellers, just know what you’re getting into.)
3. Last, check out other sites on the internet where people have listed their RV for sale. Several of these sites charge a bit of money to list and the owners expect a response in return. But most often these sites don’t do what they advertise and the owner is left wanting more than ever to get rid of their RV. I have found this last technique to be very effective. You can find these sites by googling “rvs for sale by owner” or something of that effect. There are only about 20 – 30 to look through. Three to four hours of solid search will turn up 85% – 90% of all the motorhomes or rvs for sale by owner listed in your area.
I have found each of these techniques very effective at finding great deals. One thing to remember is that before you call the owner; find out the market value so you know what kind of a deal you’re looking at. You can find this info at kbb.com or nada.com. Good luck & happy hunting!