The best wine drinking in Europe

Red, white, rosé, dry, sweet, young or old? All the below can be the characteristic of a wine. If you like wines and dream at a good wine in a well-known vineyard of Europe, you should know that you have plenty to choose from. wine drinking in Europe (more…)

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A Gluttonous Moment in Grand Mirage Resort Bali

You have not visited Bali if you have not tasted Balinese cuisine. The hot and salty spices sensation comes with every bite of Bali food. If you are curious enough to taste it, you can join the Balinese Village buffet dinner in a Bali all-inclusive resort, Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Bali. Balinese Village buffet dinner is a weekly event presented by this leading resort to introduce Balinese cuisine and art to the guests. What are the special things about this buffet dinner?

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The dishes are neatly classified to some stalls spreading out on the Rama Stage area: stall for vegetables, soup, suckling pig, and dessert. The food is from the hand of the seasoned Executive Chef, Matthew Wood, and his Indonesian kitchen team who carefully cook based on the original recipe of the dishes. Balinese Chicken soup, vegetable, suckling pig- they will give you the real gastronomic experiences in Bali.

Not only Balinese cuisine, this buffet dinner also offers Indonesian cuisine such as beef rendang, fried rice, and chicken satay. The desserts, local snacks, are exceptional as well.

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Service

Everybody is greeted by the woman behind the reception desk of the dinner who he or she has to check the seat numbers with. It is true that Bali is renowned for its friendly people as all the staff there, from reception to cashier, are smiley. Moreover, they are responsive enough to clean the table when you are done with your food and drink.

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Atmosphere

Taking place in front of an open stage on the seashore of Indian Ocean makes the atmosphere of the buffet dinner more relaxing. The ambiance with the soothing breeze and crushing wave sound around remind everybody that they are on holiday- the time to break all the routines.

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Entertainment

Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Bali tries to open the guests’ eyes to the art performances in Bali. During the dinner which starts at 7 pm on Saturday, there is a Rindik performance- a group of men playing traditional music instruments that are made from bamboos.

On top of that, the Bali resort presents a traditional Balinese dance, Kecak. It is a performance combining Ramayana story and trance ritual. This art performance was initiated by a German painter, Walter Spies who was inspired by trance ritual in a village. Then he worked together with Balinese dancer to mix it with Ramayana story.

The Balinese Village night in Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Bali is designed to depict Bali in a wonderful way. It presents awesome Bali nature, spicy Balinese cuisine, beautiful art performances, and Balinese people kindness.

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5 reasons to make Samabe your Five Star Luxury Villas destination for your next Bali holiday.

Exotic holiday in the tropics of Indonesia’s premier holiday island of Bali is what dreams are made of. Sun, surf and sandy beaches, it’s just a perfect place to relax and forget the pressures of your daily troubles. Choosing your luxury Bali villas accommodation for a perfect holiday may not be so easy. Samabe Bali Suites and Villas, a luxury resort on the southern edge of the island, can make your tropical holiday complete.

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Stunning view

Due to its location Samabe offers some of the most amazing ocean views in Bali. The resort is positioned on a cliff top and it’s been designed to highlight the spectacular panorama from anywhere within its grounds. Breathtaking sunrise over the sparkling blue waters of the Indian Ocean is just the way to start your day.
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Peace and privacy

Away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist hot spots, yet just 30 minutes drive from the airport, Samabe extends across 8 hectares of Nusa Dua’s prime holiday real estate, so it never seems crowded or overrun by guests. You feel like you’re one of a very few people there, even when the resort is fully booked. Secluded private beach gives you a chance to relax and enjoy the sun without people trampling all over you. And if you want some complete peace and quiet, your suite or villa with a private pool, should you choose to have one, provides the perfect sanctuary away from any other living soul.

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Relaxing atmosphere

Staying at Samabe you know you are on a true holiday, it’s all about R&R and slowing down the pace. It starts from breakfast, which you can have at any time of the day and anywhere you want to, so there is no early morning rush to run down to the buffet before the breakfast service stops. Then throughout the whole day you will be offered your favourite juices, soft drinks and fruits. Resort’s award winning Galangal Spa is a great place to unwind and get a great massage or spa treatment, or maybe enjoy a few yoga lessons to recharge your batteries.

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Impeccable service

Always smiling and always ready to help, the resort staff members are subtle and non-intrusive in their manner, yet they are proactive to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Booking the all inclusive package, among a number of privileges, you will be provided with a limo transfer from and back to the airport, and your own butler, who will look after all your needs and desires. You are the VIP. And if you happen to arrive before the check in, you will not be left in the lobby waiting, as you will have the full use of the customer lounge area, where you can watch a movie, read a book or have a shower after your long flight.

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Always something to do

If lazing around on a tropical beach or by the pool is not enough, Samabe offers a growing number of activities and attractions. You may take advantage of the free water sport equipment hire, like kayaks, snorkelling gear, catamarans, or windsurf boards. You can take part in a variety of cultural lessons and activities, go on a tour or a cruise, go deep sea fishing, play a game of golf or tennis, see a traditional stage show or theatre, and much, much more. Your butler will make all the necessary arrangements and bookings; just let him know what you want to do.

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Nissaki Boutique Hotel – An Idyllic Greek Setting in Mykonos

Looking above Psarou Beach and overlooking the sparkling blue waves, Nissaki Boutique Hotel is one of the most beautiful hotels in Mykonos, Greece and is bound to steal your heart. The hotel allures with its superb designer interiors and enchanting pool, bar and restaurant, where refreshing drinks and gourmet Mediterranean dishes are served in an idyllic Greek setting. Impressively elegant and very luxurious the rooms are beautifully furnished and decorated combining modern aesthetics and state-of-the-art amenities with traditional Greek elements and completed by the soft natural colors that seem to bring inside the glistening white of the beaches.

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Nissaki Boutique Hotel also features an impressive swimming pool which blends naturally with the outdoors and a relaxing exterior Jacuzzi pool where you can unwind and savor the cosmopolitan Mykonos vibe. There are also spa services like revitalizing massage treatments offered in the privacy of your room, or by the pool. If you are the adventurer type, you can ask the hotel to book for you fun filled excursions in Mykonos. Make of Nissaki Hotel your ideal getaway for your private holiday by discovering the island through fun activities and enjoying the high-class services.

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Jurmala – A Tourist Guide

Jurmala has been Riga’s playground for over a century and it used to be the USSR’s ultimate destination, where holiday makers and countless tourists from across the union descended on this small peninsula from Lielupe to Vaivari each summer. Today Jurmala kept some of its Soviet charm and its status of resort town located not more than 25 kilometers west of Riga. The unique feature of the city is the long white beach stretching 33km and with a population of 55,580 making it the fifth largest city of Latvia. Although many amenities like beach houses and hotels have fallen into disrepair, Jurmala remains a tourist attraction with long beaches facing the Gulf of Riga and romantic wooden houses in the Art Nouveau style.

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The town is also renowned for its unique natural resources such as therapeutic thermal water, peat mud, pine forests and healthy maritime climate. The beach is covered in white quartz and the shallow coastal waters are suitable and safe for children because it is equipped with playgrounds, small benches, football fields and volleyball courts, as well as descents for prams and wheelchairs. The city of Jurmala actually consists of a strong of small resorts like Kemeri, Janukemeri, Sloka, Kauguri, Vaivari, Asari, Melluzi, Pumpuri, Jaundubulti, Dubulti, Majori, Dzintari, Bulduri and Lielupe. The reputation of this location as a spa has begun in the late 18th century when wealthy land owners started the tradition of relaxing near the sea and army officers came here to rest after the Napoleonic wars. The peak of Jurmala came with the opening of the Riga – Tukums railway in 1877 because it helped boosting the number of visitors and thus, the development of the town.

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There aren’t really many things to see, especially if you are a fan of museums or galleries but there are plenty of opportunities to relax and become one with the sea. There is also an aqua park, one of the largest in northern Europe, which offers over 45 attractions for children and adults, international concerts held at the Dzintari Concert Hall and even a festival, the Midsummer festival in June celebrating the longest day of the year.

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