Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

The Victoria and Albert Museum (“V & A”), is a large museum of arts and sciences in the heart of London’s South Kensington in a place known as Albertopolis. It was created in 1851 as the South Kensington Museum. It was built on land acquired through profits had during the 1851 World Fair, designed to resemble several museums and educational institutions aimed at converging education, industry, science and art, mainly dedicated to industrial goods and crafts. In 1880, the collection of the India Office was incorporated into the museum. The decorative arts are the specialization of the museum collection with a wide variety of objects from different periods. Also included in the crystal, pottery, high fashion dresses and accessories, furniture, tapestries, silverware, toys, statues, etc .; with approximately 4.5 million objects.

Tips

It is open daily and admission to the Museum is free but sometimes there are exhibitions that require paid access.
You can get there by public transport to Earl’s Court Station with the subway and then you have a regular bus with a frequency of 3 minutes that leaves you at the door or you can also make a walk of 20 minutes.
If you plan to spend the day at the museum, you have two cafeterias, one inside and the other in the garden (closed in December and January) where you can have a hot or cold complete meal or just a drink and a snack.
You can bring your camera and make pictures almost throughout all the museum except for temporary exhibitions.

 

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Grand Park Royal Cancun Caribe, Cancun, Mexico

Grand Park Royal Cancun Caribe is a resort of 311 luxury rooms and 33 villas. The site is not very big like other complexes and that’s exactly what makes it charming. There are 4 restaurants, a wellness center, spa, two swimming-pools and a beautiful view of the sea and the beach which is very beautiful. They have an all inclusive package with unlimited meals and drinks, room service available 24 /24 hours, a mini bar in the room, snacks and drinks for children, wi-fi throughout the site and several activities for the whole family. The rooms are quite spacious and the villas have a private pool. There is entertainment in the evening in the restaurants but in general the site is quiet enough and not noisy to relax on vacation.

Tips

If you wish, there is a service to buy tours in the area, available on site even as the possibility of renting a car.

If you want to dance, there is no disco in the hotel but you can walk for ten minutes and you will find some.

There is a little seashell on entering the sea so plan for water shoes.

Mytilene, Lesbos, Greece

Mytilene is the main city and port of Lesbos, the Greek island in the Aegean often called Mytilene the name of its capital. It is located on the southern tip of the island, near the Turkish coast. Aristotle lived and taught there. The island changed hands several times throughout the years, but since 1916, the city and the island joined the independent kingdom of Greece. In 1941, the island was occupied by a German infantry division. There are many neoclassical buildings such as the prefecture of Lesbos, the former City Hall, the Experimental High School, hotels and homes. The port is dominated by the Baroque church of Saint Therapon. The port for ferries communicate with the most important cities and the neighboring islands. To see: the old theater, archaeological museums, the castle, the church of St. Simeon Monastery of Saint Raphael, the Statue of Liberty, among others.

Tips

The city is ideal for a relaxing vacation and enjoy visiting other places with the ferries. You can go to Piraeus, Thessaloniki, the islands of Chios and Ayvalık and sometimes you can also visit Dikili in Turkey. Enjoy to buy one of the most known products the Ouzo (Greek anise-based liquor made of neutral alcohol mixed with various spices and then distilled and diluted). You will find a couple of producers on the island and shops where you might even enjoy it. You can also enjoy sardines and olives of the region.

 

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