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The purpose of its creation is precisely to exchange travel tips with friends of the page, the different ‘tips’  we collected through our travels, share experiences, make known places through photographs, in short, everything that could be useful to those planning a trip.
When you go to an agency, we haven’t generally all the time we’d want to ask all to the agent; if you are looking on the net, it is not sure that all what they say is what we will really find at the destination so what is better than our own testimonies?
We  have people with experience in the field to whom we can ask our questions, small local businesses who would like to be known, bed and breakfast, hotels, guest houses, apartments everywhere and we could organize trips, group trips,  tours, etc.
It is a great challenge and we will do our endeavor to make our idea works also with your interaction.
Have fun and feel free to participate and spread the word to friends and family.
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Turks and Caicos, Antilles, Northern Caribbean

Turks and Caicos also known as the Turquoises Islands; are an archipelago of the Antilles, in the southeast of Bahamas, in the Northern Caribbean. They are about 40 islands but only 8 are inhabited. Since 1973, they are a British overseas territory. Their climate is hot and dry with very little rain and hurricanes are frequent in the region. The wet season is short, from October to December and little marked. The archipelago has limited amounts of water so the inhabitants are used to install tanks to collect rainwater for diary use.Their plant environment consists of marshes and mangroves on a calcareous soil. The average temperature is 29 °C. Tourism, fishing and offshore financial services are the main economic activities of the archipelago. Its main economic resources are lobster and conch. There are beautiful beaches. Among the activities, golf and water sports are held.
Since 1917, Canada is trying to annex the Islands but in 2014, the Foreign Minister John Baird, says that his Government is not interested in annexing the Islands but the minister Peter Goldring continues to pressure while the Prime Minister of the Islands Rufus Ewing maintains its position of wanting to strengthen the ties between its territory and Canada.

Tips

It is a beautiful place to dive, there are catamarans which organize tours to do it.
If you like fishing it is possible to do it.
You can also rent a scooter to know the different beaches.
We recommend you to visit the islands between February to April, it’s the ideal time because the temperatures are pleasant and there are less tourist crowds.
If you visit the Grand Turk Island, you can visit the Museum to know about the history of the Islands.
You can also visit Salt Cay, with its infrastructure recalling salt as the island of Providenciales with its plantations of cotton, its beautiful beaches and its coral reef.

Neuschwanstein Castle, Allgäu, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle is located on a high rocky outcrop 200 meters near Füssen, in the Allgäu, Germany. Louis II of Bavaria order to build it in the 19th century, at the site of two ancient castles. He asked Richard Wagner, his friend, to come to live with him. In 1884, Louis II stablished in the Palace but died two years later. After his mysterious death, the castle was opened to the public, although it was not yet finished. The initial project was more ambitious, but the Bavarian State decided not to pursue the work after the death of the King. It was built largely in the late Romanesque style from the beginning of the 13th century. Noted in the construction of the building as well as in its ornamentation: portals arches, arcades of windows and towers, the position of columns and pinnacles. The housing of the king rooms and rooms of pageantry of the third and fourth floors were more or less completed at his death. The rooms on the second floor are always bare brick and are not visited. The castle is an example of eclectic architecture of the romantic era. Walt Disney is inspired by this castle to create the castle at the first Disneyland opened in California in 1955, becoming also the logo of Walt Disney Studios and its subsidiaries. It receives over one million three hundred thousand visitors per year.

Tips

Before going to the Castle, you will need to get the tickets in Hohenschwangau castle below. The ticket you will make a guided tour (only way to be able to visit it) has the right time you must respect, in case of delay, you may not participate.

If you like taking pictures, you can just do it outside the Castle, even for video-films.

Big bags, luggage, strollers-children, are not allowed in the Castle.You should leave your belongings in a small space but nobody assumes responsibility for these objects.

Children and young people under the age of 18, do not pay.

If you like castles, there are annual or multi-year tickets that will allow you to visit more than 40 places of Bavaria.

If you wish, you can see a film about the life of the King at the end of your visit.

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand. This is both a city and a province. The city is located in the delta of the Chao Phraya River that runs through it by determining two large areas, the right bank remained more traditional traveled by many khlongs, canals connected to the river that gave it the nickname of the ‘Venice of Asia’ and the left bank, more developed, where we almost found all the tourist attractions, the business center, the metro network and all modern towers. Bangkok is located only 2 meters above sea level, causing floods during the monsoon season; built on a former swamp area. The Asian economic boom of the 1980s and 1990s led many multinational companies to set up their regional headquarters. The city has essentially temples, but none is earlier than the late eighteenth century. The oldest one is the Wat Pho with its famous reclining Buddha. To see: the enclosure of the Royal Palace which houses the Wat Phra Kaeo and the Emerald Buddha, national emblem; Wat Saket (or Temple of the Golden Mountain); Wat Arun (or Temple of Dawn) on the river; Wat Traimit with its golden Buddha of 5.5 tons (the largest gold statue in the world); the Wat Benchama Bophit (in Carrara marble); the Chao Mae Tuptim (oratory to Tuptim goddess), dedicated to fertility; Vimanneck the residence, a former royal palace, now a museum, considered the largest golden teak building in the world; among others.

Tips

It is convenient to visit the city from November to April (dry season).
Bangkok is known for its many taxis available everywhere and at any time (the great majority are of different colors Toyota Corolla) but you can also find motorbike taxi and tuk-tuk (in ttourist places) and buses and skytrain and one semi-underground subway.
Bangkok is known for two very different reasons; nightlife with bars and ‘go-go girls’ or the floating markets (small teak boats) used both means of transport and stall, where women topped with a straw hat for protection from the sun, sell the products of the hinterland.