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Visit Barcelona The Cosmopolitan City Of Spain

Traveling is sometimes the happiest thing to do. It lets you free and forget all your worries and makes you indulge in new things which make you happy and puzzled with various beautiful attractions at the same time. If you are planning a vacation this summer with your family then spend some quality time with your family in Barcelona and experience the amazing world history, landmarks & much more there.

Barcelona is the cosmopolitan capital of Spain, which is famous for its arts and architecture. Spend a week on a metro and the tourists bus or you can even pick up a bicycle to visit some of the most impressive buildings and parks. Some of the most top attractions for tourists are Sagrada Familia unfinished church, Park Guell, Magic Fountain, Picasso Museum Barcelona, Barcelona Camp Nou Stadium, Modern Building and much more. Not surprisingly these places can attract a visitor and get crowded easily making you fall in love with the city.

Apart from the historic culture, you can enjoy the easy access to every place, its beautiful weather, amazing beaches, and the mountains surrounding the city. The nightlife is quite happening with the buzz of people which you must experience with its tasty local cuisine.

China’s leading online travel agency, Ctrip offers immense convenience in planning your China trip with flight booking, and hotel booking facilities. Book your hotel now from Ctrip to enjoy the best service at these hotels and make your vacation a happy one.

Plan your awesome tour to Barcelona with your loved ones by reserving your hotel stay online, to get the luxury hotels in your budget, reserve your rooms from Collect Offers and get the massive discount on your booking and experience the culture, food, and tradition of the beautiful city of Barcelona.

Here is the list some best hotels to reserve for you and your family from Ctrip.

Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel

Framed in one of Catalonia’s busiest trade fair areas, the Renaissance Barcelona Fira surprises us all with its originality and design. It is made up of two 110 meter towers joined by a spectacular panoramic restaurant and a terrace-vantage point. Its 27 floors blend into a surprisingly visual vertical garden where palm trees and natural vegetation turn into architectural elements that make the hotel a genuine natural oasis. Black and white play an important role on the various building. This two-toned chromatic effect is also maintained in the 357 bedrooms. The hotel has 11 module-based meeting rooms on one floor, 140 car parking places, a panoramic restaurant, two bars, one on the terrace vantage point, and a fitness area with an acclimatized indoor pool, a solarium and an outdoor pool.

Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona

The Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona hotel, located in the center of Barcelona’s thriving financial district, opposite the Barcelona Convention Center and just 15 minutes from the city center, offers business travelers and visitors to Barcelona an ideal base for a trip to Spain’s most populous city. Situated opposite Catalonia’s largest shopping center, Diagonal Mar, and 25 minutes from Barcelona International Airport, this Barcelona, Spain hotel features bright and contemporary rooms with Mediterranean views, a fitness center with a sauna and flexible meeting and event space. Relax by the seasonal outdoor pool and enjoy cocktails or lunch on the elegant outdoor terrace.

W Barcelona Hotel

W Barcelona is a striking sail-like structure next to Barceloneta Beach, offering breathtaking design and fantastic views over Barcelona. It features a spa, infinity pool, rooftop bar and luxurious rooms. The W Hotel’s impressive rooms feature avant-garde design and views of the Mediterranean or the city. They all come with a chaise lounge, flat-screen TV, iPod docking station and rainfall shower. Facilities at the Bliss Spa include a hot tub, sauna and steam room, and a wide range of relaxation and beauty treatments is available.

Vincci Bit Barcelona

Vincci Bit is a modern, stylish hotel located just 10 minutes’ walk from Mar Bella beach. Situated a 7-minute walk from El Maresme Forum Metro Station, it features a spa and sauna, a gym and a rooftop swimming pool with views over the city. Its contemporary restaurant serves a buffet breakfast and à la carte meals, and the breakfast includes gluten-free products. There is also a lounge, bar and room service available. The air-conditioned rooms at Vincci Bit are bright and comfortable and feature a flat-screen TV, a pillow menu and a minibar. The private bathrooms include a shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. Free Wi-Fi is also available.
Monument Hotel

Stop at Monument Hotel to discover the wonders of Barcelona. Offering a variety of facilities and services, the hotel provides all you need for a good night’s sleep. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at the Monument Hotel. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with handy amenities. The hotel offers various recreational opportunities. No matter what your reasons are for visiting Barcelona, Monument Hotel will make you feel instantly at home.

 

 

Visit The Bustling Yet Beautiful Hong Kong To Explore Diversity

I always wonder how these Chinese nations manage to maintain the equilibrium between modernity and tradition? And when talking about this commendable job, I cannot forget talking about Hong Kong, a model of contemporary place with an essence of old values and culture.00d9b1e39f02d57be65ad2a9a6eaa3b8_xl

Also, known as the Asia’s World City, Hong Kong epitomizes before the world a story of hard struggle and then a glorious future! Yeah, the autonomous territory which was once a part of British Colony got its sovereignty in the year 1997. Since then, Hongkongers have nurtured their land and worked rigorously in its development.

Alright, this was a quick intro of Hong Kong but there’s more that can interest you like its ‘culture’. I know a places’ culture and diversity is something that attracts any traveller at first. So let me give you an insight of what kind of culture Hong Kong has.

Like a rainbow has many colors in it, similarly Hong Kong has a mix population including British, Indian, Cantonese, Chinese, Jews and Shanghainese mainly. And when such a variety of caste and creed is involved the culture of that place is worth taking note of!

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Interestingly, to Hong Kongers Kung Fu comes as a part of the entertainment. Ohh, tough people! While Tai Chi is practiced as any other regular exercise, hmm dare to mess with them? 😉

Another popular entertainment form in Hong Kong is Cantonese Opera which is a blend of drama, music, and story of Chinese Legends. WOW, what a lovely way to remember their history and heroes, isn’t?

Eager to see the culture, entertainment and scenic beauty of Hong Kong but are skeptical because can’t compromise with their taste buds? Well, I bet you will never repent tasting the delicacies of this magical land; rather you would fall in love with its cuisine.

Okay, to make your trip happier and easier let me help you to focus on the “must-do-things” there.

Must Eat

The city that worships the God of Cookery has many a demon in the kitchen. Like its culture the city’s cuisine is too a mix bag of various tastes like Cantonese, Sichuanese, Japanese or French. No matter whatever your epicurean desire is, the city which is also sighted as World’s top culinary capital has something for all.img_1223

When in Hong Kong don’t you dare miss out these lovely foods from its platter! Do taste the Wontons, Roast Goose, Wind Sand Chicken, Shrimp and Chicken Balls, Steamed Shrimp Dumplings and much more.

Must See

Besides the skyscrapers and Hong Kong nestles a dynamic cultural landscape where one can feel the crux of Chinese roots, colonial connections, the contributions of its home-grown talent and heart throbbing picturesque beauty.a3

Visit the landmark from the “Age of Steam” Clock Tower. The tower is also a remembrance of Hong Kong’s colonial heritage. To know a place better it’s always good to visit its ‘treasure house’ i.e. museum. Go to the Hong Kong Museum of History and get a glimpse of Hong Kong’s cultural and historical heritages.

Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade is another beautiful spot to visit. Take a romantic walk with your partner or stroll along with your friends along the waterfront and get awestruck looking at one of the world’s most spectacular city skylines.

Must Go

Is your wife a true shopaholic? Then don’t even let her know about the Ladies’ Market, which stretches a kilometer and has variety of clothing, accessories and souvenirs. I repeat, taking your wife there could mean you getting a big pain! Not only the ladies’ market but Temple Street Night Market is equally scary for all those men, who can’t handle the shopping bills of their spouse. This market also has some special attractions like Tarrot readers, opera singers, and fortune tellers. Hmm, means a lot more chances of losing money! 😉

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Give your kids a reason to smile by taking them to Disney Land, where magic and adventure is waiting for them. Not only kids but even elders have a lot to do there.

Another adventurous spot for you all could be the Ocean Park. This park is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park. So you and your kids can enjoy an exciting underwater experience there.

The mystical land of Hong Kong has many temples situated there. However, when in the city do add visiting Wong Tai Sin Temple to your to-do-list as it is believed that here wishes come true!

Madame Tussauds is another spot you must go with your family and see all your favorite celebs.

Nature and Hong Kong

Behind the hustle-bustle of the cosmopolitan city, there lies a heavenly site of nature, which makes the place no less than a paradise. If the lights and glamour of the city will make you awestruck, I am sure the peace and greenery of the city will make you fall in love with this place.hk-lantau-lantau_peak

The nature reserves such as Tai Mo Shan Country Park, Kam Shan Country Park, Lantau South Country Park, Tai Po Kau Special Area and others will make you forget all the tiredness and will infuse the lively spirit in you.

Hong Kong is not only home for variety of people but also nestles numerous rare species of birds. Hong Kong has around 450 species of birds. Isn’t it a wonderful place for nature lovers?

Sand And Beaches

Lantau Island: Comprising near about 200 more Islands, Hong Kong makes a perfect destination for beach bums. The Lantau Island is the largest Island and travellers there can enjoy the Buddhist architecture, fireworks over Sleeping Beauty’s castle, a long sandy beach and multiple shopping outlets.

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Also, one can enjoy the cable-car when visiting the beautiful Island.

Lamma Island: Enjoy the traditional Chinese fishing village along with a laid-back multicultural community, at the attractive Lamma Island.

The Island also has many other attractions like Yung Shue Wan Main Street, Tin Hau Temple at Yung Shue Wan, Ling Kok Shan Hiking Trail and others.

Cheung Chau: Along with annual explosion of Bun Festival fun, Cheung Chau’s temples, seafood restaurants, and beaches, the Cheung Chau Island has a lot more for travelers.

These are just few popular Islands of Hong Kong, however, there are much more for you to explore.

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I think I have enough elaborated you about the startling places and USPs of Hong Kong and I very well know that a prolonged version of my Hong Kong admiration might make you feel bored, which I certainly don’t want.

So for this week, let’s settle with this piece of blog till I come back with some more interesting things about Hong Kong.