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3 Must-See Historically Significant Spots in Spain

In 2015, Spain topped the list of the most common tourist destination in the EU for those travelling abroad for their holidays. With so much culture and history, not to mention the temperate climate, it’s easy to see why Spain is a popular destination for tourists. But where are the best places to visit? With so much choice in this rich and diverse country, we’ve decided to handpick our favourite three historically and culturally significant spots in Spain: La Sagrada Família, Barcelona La Sagrada Família is the most-visited monument in Spain, with architect Antoni Gaudí devoting the final years of his life to completing the project. His intention was to express his Christian beliefs through the beautiful architecture of the building, which is why each of its 18 towers has special significance – the middle tower is dedicated to Jesus Christ, which is surrounded by four towers representing the Gospels.…

Why Adventure-Seekers Should Consider Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan may not be the first place to come to mind when planning an adventure holiday, but this is exactly why it should be considered. This Central Asian country is somewhere that many people are completely unaware of – these lesser known parts of the world are intriguing and usually somewhere that is very different to what we know. This makes them ideal places for adventure and you are sure to dazzle your friends with stories once you return home. Where is Kyrgyzstan? Kyrgyzstan is found along the ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean commonly known as the Silk Road. The landlocked country is known for its beautiful and rugged natural landscape, which includes the imposing and dramatic Tian Shan mountains and lush pastures. The mountains are wonderful for hiking and it is here that you are sure to have some amazing adventures. On top of the mountains…

How to spend a weekend in Cairns

The small city of Cairns in the far North of Queensland is one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations and for a very good reason – there is so much to do. Its warm tropical climate and amazing natural wonders draw people here from all over the world, with everything from Great Barrier Reef tours, to tropical beaches and amazing rainforest covered mountains. You could spend weeks here exploring all that is on offer, but if you only have a weekend available you can still enjoy the very best that the city has to offer in a wonderful 48 hour trip. Here is how to spend a weekend in Cairns. Friday night If you can, try to fly in on the Friday night so that you have all the next day available. Try to choose a hotel in the city so that you can easily get around to make the…

Coolest place to stay and see the Northern Lights

Where is the coolest place to stay and see the Northern Lights? Travelphant’s vote goes to Hotel Igloo Village Kakslauttanen in Finland. The Northern Lights can be seen anywhere above 60 degrees north latitude but to see them from this igloo village would be an amazing experience. Don’t worry, special thermo glass prevents the igloos frosting up to ensure clear views and a warm interior.  Imagine yourself sleeping in an Igloo made of Snow. It’s totally quiet. Lights inside ice illuminate the Igloo. These make the atmosphere so exciting that never get bored of marvelling it, until you fall to deep, comfortable sleep in your warm down sleeping bag. Hotel Igloo Village Kakslauttanen, Finland Surrounded by Lapland’s exotic and stunning scenery, Hotel Igloo Village Kakslauttanen offers 31 first-class log cabins in Lapland. Hotel Igloo Village Kakslauttanen is located in the Saariselka fell area amidst beautiful Finnish Lapland scenery in the…