Travel around London for free using Apple Pay

Mastercard is offering free travel around London using Apple pay on mondays, this offer is valid for next 3 mondays including today, If your iPhone is capable of NFC payment through Apple pay then you can avail this offer, you can wander around London all day using Tube, Trains, Buses and the DLR all without any charge, you just have to have an iPhone or Apple Watch on which you can use Apple Pay with Mastercard and that’s it.

Monday being hard for everyone, its a bounty for everyone as you get to save money doing your normal day chores, This offer is valid for next 4 mondays including today.

Now if you have an iPhone or Apple Watch along with Mastercard, Following is the guide on how you can travel around London for free

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How Apple Pay works on London Public Transport:

Moving on to How you can travel around london for free. First of all, you need to have an iPhone which supports NFC payment, iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S and 6S plus with iOS 9 or above supports NFC payment. You can also use Apple watch to make use of this offer.

  • When you are about to board a tube, or you are at ticket gate, double press the Home button of your iPhone, even if its locked, it will bring your default card in Apple Pay.
  • After that you need to authorise your payment by placing your finger on Touch ID, now you will see a message on the screen “Hold near Reader to Pay”.
  • Touch the top of your iPhone on the yellow card reader.
  • You will see done on the display with a vibration.
  • A green light can also be seen on the card reader as result of transaction.

If you have Apple Watch follow the steps below:

  • Double-press  button on the side of Apple Watch.
  • Picture of your card will appear on the Apple Watch.
  • Touch front side of Apple Watch to the reader.
  • You will feel a slight vibration when the payment is made.

That’s all, You can use this service today and for 3 upcoming mondays, If you have any issue you can comment below, we would love to help you guys out.

Malaysia Won Award of Leading Travel Destination of Asia at 22nd Annual World Travel Awards

Malaysia has been declared as the leading Travel Destination of Asia at 22nd Annual World Travel Awards ceremony which was conducted in Hong Kong. The competition was among other 9 countries which are Singapore, Korea, Macau, Sri lanka and Thailand.Malaysia

Also, tourism board of Malaysia was awarded with the Leading tourist board award. The board memebers were praised for structuring high standard of tourism around the country.

The winner among Asian countries, that is Malaysia, will compete against the winners of other categories. Grand Final of 22nd World Travel Awards will be held in Morocco in December.Malaysia

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World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke said:

“It is an honour to recognise the leaders in Asian and Australasian hospitality here in Hong Kong this evening.

“InterContinental Grand Stanford has been a wonderful host for our Gala Ceremony this year, while it has been a privilege to be welcomed here with such warmth to Hong Kong.

“Congratulations to all our winners tonight and I look forward to greeting many of them in December when we will celebrate our Grand Final 2015 in Morocco.”

World Travel Awards was constituted back in 1993 to acknowledge tourism around the world, the judges who chose the winners consists of a team of top notch tourism consumers and proficient travelers.

Other winners include: AirAsia, which received the glorification of being Asia’s Leading Cabin Crew. One World Hotel, Located at Selangor, Malaysia, won the award of Asia’s Best Leading Meeting and Conference Hotel.

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In the category of Leading Wedding Venue, Pangkor Laut Resort was declared winners. Resort World Genting was titled as Asia’s Leading Themed resort.

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Full List of World Travel Awards winners for Asia can be seen here.Malaysia

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Things to do in Bled Slovenia – Travel Guide

Bled Slovenia is one of those places which are unknown by the masses. Reason of its anonymity is the reason why its beauty is still preserved in its natural condition. Although many people make their way to Bled Slovenia to spend their vacations, yet it is unknown among the people outside Europe. Continue reading “Things to do in Bled Slovenia – Travel Guide”

Best Places in Odense Denmark :Travel Guide

Odense is said to be located at the heart of denmark, Which is not technically true. Odense Denmark is main city of Funen Island, It lies close to every important city of Denmark.Odense Denmark

Odense is third most populous city of Denmark, and hometown of Hans Christian Andersen, who is renowned all around the world for his fairytale stories. Odense is named after a fictional character named as Odin who is considered as God of War according to Germanic Mythology.Odense Denmark

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Moving on to Odense tourism, there are number of ancient buildings that will catch your attention in Odense denmark. Civilization in Odense dates back to Middle age, this area has traces of Vikings as well, so you will find much interesting stuff, If you are into history. The museums at Odense holds some artifacts that date backs to ancient times. Odense is also home of University of Southern Denmark. Few of the notable tourist attractions are mentioned below under the heading of Best places of Odense Denmark.Odense Denmark

How to Get to Odense Denmark:

Odense is a huge city of a developed nation, so transport for the tourist is not a big issue. You can get to Odense Denmark by air, by train, bus or your personal car.

  • The trains are preferred by most of the people, because its relatively cheap as compared to other transport means. You can get to Odense by train by most of major cities in Denmark, journey via train is very comfortable, you can find food,drinks and the staff is very much cooperative.
  • If you want to travel via your own car, you will have to cross the Great-Belt Bridge and pay 235 Danish Krone as toll tax for one side.
  • If you want to travel via bus, its another good option, there are number of bus services which operate to and from Odense to every major city of Denmark, You can also use the busses to travel around Funen Island.
  • You can also travel via yacht to Odense.

Best Places in Odense Denmark

Moving on to the Tourist destinations and Travel guide of best places in odense Denmark to visit, We have number of historical buildings as well has recently developed museums portraying the history of Odense Denmark.

St. Knud’s Cathedral

Building structure of this Cathedral which was a church by then was started in 11th century, But it was burned down in 12th century, It took two hundred years to redevelop this cathedral as it stands today.

This Cathedral is an amazing example of architecture and design, When you get inside the building you will see number of great crafts and paintings, The interior is so sublime that it cannot be explained in words.

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Flakhaven Square

Flakhaven Square, town hall and St. Knud’s Cathedral lie close to each other, This saure has architectural design of Gothic and Italian style, Flakhaven holds number of artifacts and sculptures that you leave you awestruck. This building is also famous for flower festival which is held every year.Odense Denmark

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Brandts Art Hall

Near the Odense Cathedral is Brandts Art hall, Which was first a textile factory, now it is one of the most famous arts center all over the europe, number of art exhibitions are held in this hall, Art competitions and photography shows are held at brandts Art Hall throughout the year.Odense Denmark

Egeskov Castle

One of those castles you might have seen in fairy tales, Egeskov is one of them, It is well preserved by the danish government, and it is famous tourist destination and one of the best places to visit in Odense Denmark, It was completed in 16th century and it has the looks and architecture of Renaissance era. The grounds are open for tourists but they don’t let the tourist get inside the castle.

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Other tourist destinations which you should visit while traversing Odense are as follows:

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  • Hans Christian Andersen Museum

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  • Funen Open-Air Village

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  • Denmark’s Railway Museum

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  • Møntergården Local History Museum

That’s all from my side about the best places of Odense denmark, If you have been to this beautiful city, Share with us your travel experience, you can also write to us, if you have any issue regarding your travel, We would love to see your feedback on the above mentioned places. If you think there should be more in the above travel guide of Odense Denmark, Let us know in the comments.

Oleron 2nd largest Island in France

Oleron France offers a lot to the tourists, It is 2nd largest Island in France. It has stunning beaches, lovely markets and indeed it is one of the most beautiful place to be along the sea, Oleron is a famous destination for tourists from all around the Europe, people from France make their way to Oleron to spend their holidays. There is a lot of activities which will catch your attention at Oleron, One of them is cycling. There are number of tracks for cycling along the beach and within the town. While traversing the town, If you get to meet the locals, you will see how kind hearted they are, the locals of Oleron have to offer immense hospitality to the tourist who are visiting their town.

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One of the best thing to do at oleron france is to spend an entire day on the lovely sunny beach, You can do that every day, and you will never get enough of the beach, It is a perfect destination to spend vacations with your family or friends. At day you can enjoy the beach and town. At night you can get to the campsite and lay down under the beautiful sky.

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You can also take a day to explore the neighbouring countryside, where you will find vineyards, huge farms and tender hearted villagers. Total length of the cycle lanes around the town is approximately 100 KMs. Most of the people prefer cycling while exploring the town and I would recommend the same, as its the best medium of transport in this beautiful town.

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Another great thing about this Island is the tasty and luscious food, The vegetables are fresh, so are the fruits. All these eatables can be found at very cheap price, even the villagers might offer you food for free, And the food at oleron is mouth watering.

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Places to See in Oleron France

  • Tranquill and Chic Harbour
  • La Flotte
  • Saint Martin de Re.

Although camping at Oleron France is a lovely experience, but if you want a roof on your head at night, there are number of hotels and lodges offering accommodation to the tourists. From the number of great beaches Oleron has to offer, Plage de la Remigiasse is the best among them. If you want to explore the nearby towns, you should explore Saint Pierre, It is worth your time. La Chateau is also a great town in the east, which is known for its castle and fortification which were introduced by Vauban, If you love oyster, you should consider visiting oyster port at Le Chateau.

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There was a time when Oleron France was unknown by the masses, its natural beauty was at its fullest in that era, now in summers, it’s a rare chance you will find a calm place to lay down for a while or to enjoy the beautiful natural environment because of great number of tourists visiting. If you want to get away from the people and spend some time alone with your loved ones, there are two forest nearby, Saumonards and Saint Trojan forest. Head there to have some space from the crowd.

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If you have any queries regarding your trip to Oleron France, Let us know in the comments, you can also share your experience with us in the comments. If you want to read more before planning your travel, check out official site of Oleron France.

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Top Sites To See of Avila Spain

One of the oldest and most visited town in Spain. Avila Spain is also called “Town of Saints and Stones”, It is a famous tourist destination, which is loved by the historians and architecture freaks, this town has great number of gothic and Romanesque churches, There are number of ancient sites in town which are worth seeing. Continue reading “Top Sites To See of Avila Spain”

Best Places of Annecy France to Visit

Annecy France is an medieval town whose roots date back to 14th Century, It is also considered as the Venice of France, as there are number of streams running through the town in different channels, Its one of the most busy travel destination of France as it lies just 35 Km away from Geneva, Continue reading “Best Places of Annecy France to Visit”

Best Places of Bastogne Belgium to Visit

Bastogne Belgium is famous for its war history, it is the same area where the famous Battle of the Bulge took place, The town is famous for it war museums, memorials, monuments and cemeteries, economy of Bastogne is mostly based on timber production, Business of timber is running in the blood of Bastogne citizens from centuries.

Although this town is quite far from the famous and big cities of belgium but it is connected well, Bastogne lies on the highway to Luxembourg from the capital Brussels.

Although it is a small town, but every year, thousands of tourists make their way to this town to see the memorials of war, So there is proper dedicated tourists accommodation system, with number of places to visit and things to do, You will find expensive hotels as well as relatively low cost lodges for staying at Bastogne Belgium, Whenever you visit this town, you will see a flock of tourists.

Another famous thing apart from Battle of Bulge is the beer of Bulge, There are couple of breweries in Bastogne, Who are famous for producing top notch drinks, which is also exported to number of countries.

While exploring the culture and norms of Bastogne, You will see that whole town is somehow affected or related to the heinous World War II, Each year there are number of festivals arranged to promote the culture and art of Bastogne belgium, There are art exhibitions and musical performance in the festivals which are really worth spending time and money for. Now lets move on the best places of Bastogne Belgium to visit.

Best Places of Bastogne Belgium

It is a small town and you won’t find many tourists attractions in Bastogne Belgium, But there are few sites that are totally worth visiting if you are planning to go to Bastogne, Following are few of them which I consider as the best Places of Bastogne Belgium.

Bastogne War Museum

One of the most famous museum holding the articles and monuments of World War II,If you are somehow connected to the World War II, Visiting this museum will be a very sentimental experience, It was closed for renovation but now it is open for tourists.

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The Mardasson Memorial

This monument was created in the honour of the soldiers of war, who died while fighting for their country at Battle of Bastogne, names of 76890 american soldiers who died while serving their country at battle of Bulge are engraved on this memorial.

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Wood of peace

Around four thousand trees were planted on the 50th anniversary of Battle of Bulge, these trees are dedicated to the American Soldier who died at the Battle of Bulge and the Belgian Soldiers who died in 1944.

The Sherman Tank

One of the famous monument of Bastogne is a Sherman tank of Eleventh US armored division, Name of the tank is thunderbolt and it was renovated recently and now it is serving as a monument of war.

Thats all from my side,If you have any queries regarding your travel to Bastogne Belgium, let us know in the comments. If you want us to include some other famous place in out list of best places of Bastogne Belgium, let us know in the comments, we will consider your request.

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Soldiers of the U.S. and Belgian Army carry the coffin of Augusta Chiwy during a memorial service at the Mardasson Memorial in Bastogne, Belgium on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Augusta Chiwy, 94, a Belgian nurse who helped save hundreds of American soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge at the end of World War II, was buried Saturday near where thousands of Allied troops fell. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
Soldiers of the U.S. and Belgian Army carry the coffin of Augusta Chiwy during a memorial service at the Mardasson Memorial in Bastogne, Belgium on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Augusta Chiwy, 94, a Belgian nurse who helped save hundreds of American soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge at the end of World War II, was buried Saturday near where thousands of Allied troops fell. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

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Listvyanka Russia Travel Guide

Listvyanka is a small tourist village on the western side of Lake Baikal, It is a famous tourist destination from the Russians as well as foreigners, There are number of activities which can be performed at this beautiful village, including trekking, exploring the lake on boat and some other winter sports.

Listvyanka is famous for Lake Baikal, Which is renowned as Pearl of Siberia, It is also world’s deepest freshwater lake with depth of almost one mile, It holds 20% of earth’s fresh water, and diverse marine life is residing in this huge lake, It is also declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Moving on to Listvyanka Russia Travel Guide, Most of the tourist make their way to this village to witness the mesmerising lake as well as the ruin sites which reside along the lake, These ruins are said to be temples and other worship area, It is believed that ancient people used to believe in massive power of this Lake.

Listvyanka Russia Travel Guide

There are number of places to hike at Listvyanka Russia, The lush green mountains and the eccentric view makes trekking mountains of Listvyanka Russia a lifetime experience. If you want to see lake Baikal and you are travelling by road, Listvyanka is only destination accessible by road.

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Listvyanka Russia is a famous destination for the tourist in summers, where they stop for a while and spend some days while traversing through this area. Another thing that’s worth trying at Listvyanka Russia is Hovercraft, Even in the winters when the lake is frozen, Its one of the best thing to do at Listvyanka. A ride on hovercraft is offered by a private firm, It’s an enchanting experience, that is worth trying.

Climate:

In Summers,Listvyanka has very moderate weather, Summer temperatures in Listvyanka range within highs of 77°F (25°C) and lows of 54°F (12°C). Winter are very cold. Normally temperature drops down below 12°F (-11°C).

When to go:

There are number of activities offered at Listvyanka in each season, Still its better to visit this place in summers, when the climate is bearable.

How to go

There are number of buses going from Irkutsk bus station, there are also ferry rides, You can also get to Listvyanka by train or ship

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Places to See

Although it is a small town, but there are some places that are worth visiting, Most prominent of them are the ruins on the side lines of lake. Other than that following are some places that we will recommend you via our Listvyanka russia travel guide:

  • Baikal Limnology Museum
  • St. Nikolay Church
  • Solar vacuum telescope

Listvyanka is a beautiful tourist destination in Russia, which is worth checking out, you might be thinking there is not much to do there, but once you get there, you will discover many things to do, as in every season there are many tourists from around the world visiting this place.

Thats all from our side, If you have some other details you would like us to include in our Listvyanka Russia Travel Guide let us know, If you have any query regarding your travel to Listvyanka Russia you can drop a question in the comments.

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Visiting Gdynia Poland: A Puzzle Piece of The Tricity

Today, we are visiting Gdynia Poland and your mind must be effortlessly hooked over the thought, “How to pronounce this?”. Well, it’s quite simpler than simple. It is pronounced as Ga-dinia.

Visiting Gdynia Poland: Facts

  • Gdynia is an important seaport of Gdansk Bay which is situated on the south coast of The Baltic Sea.
  • In Eastern Pomerania, Gdynia is exactly located in Kashuba.
  • It is one of the cities in The Tri-city(Trojmiasto), along with the Spa Town, Sopot, The city of Gdansk, and the suburban communities. Tricity is basically a metropolitan area.
  • It has a population of over two-hundred-thousand people.
  • This city has an oceanic climate because of the Baltic Sea which makes the temperature more moderate. It is cool throughout the year, you’ll see little sunshine in winters while summers are utmost sunny.
  • Gdynia was known as the Fishing Village, before WWI, after which the Polish Government decided to take some firm steps to convert the village into a modern city.
  • Gdynia is the second major port of Poland in the Baltic Sea.

Visiting Gdynia Poland: Transport

  • Passengers and tons of cargo pass through the Port Of Gdynia, each year.
  • The Tri-City has a main airport that is the third largest airport in Poland which is known as Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport.
  • Gdynia can be reached from Gdansk through E75 route.
  • Gdynia has one of the greatest railway stations in Poland and is also one of the biggest railway hubs in the country.

Visiting Gdynia Poland: Culture

There are a number of festivals taking place throughout the year that are hosted by Gdynia.

  • A major Polish film festival that is known as Gdynia Film Festival is being hosted by Gdynia.
  • One of the biggest contemporary music festival taking place in Gdynia is the Open’er Festival.
  • Up next lined up for performances in twenty-fifteen festivals in Gdynia are Mumford and Sons, The Vaccines and Of Monsters and Men(I’m already going giddy).
  • A two-day techno party is being held at the Gdynia’s Public Beach known as the Viva Beach Party.

Visiting Gdynia Poland: Tourist Attraction

Gdynia is relatively low on historical venues and is better a modern city. However, the city’s quite famous for its early twentieth-century architecture.

Kamienna Gora is the newly built, highest observation point from which you can see almost the whole city.

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Gdynia has an easily accessible and long seashore with beautiful waterfronts, long boardwalks, yacht clubs and great views to catch.

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Dar Pormorza is a tall ship museum, one of the many fascinating things you’ll get to see in Gdynia. The ship was built in 1909 and is the most famous tall training ship of Poland.

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One of the beautiful museums within the city is Akwarium(Aquarium) portraying all the intra-sea creatures.

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Ammunition fanatics do exist in this world and all of them are in luck. The Naval Museum(Muzeum Marynarki Wojennej) is an open-air museum that displays marine, helicopters, torpedoes, cannons, fighters and weapons.

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Visiting Gdynia Poland: Food

  • As the city is a seaport, seafood is the speciality that comes with it. Barracuda, offers the best seafood in Poland and is romantically placed right on the shore of the Baltic Sea.
  • If you ever want to go for brick walls, wooden work, ovens from Naples and pizza, you have to be at Serio. They offer really spicy food, which is good for most of the people.
  • Pueblo offers some fresh Mexican food.
  • Bialy Krolik is an Alice in the Wonderland themed restaurant situated in the Quadrille Palace. It offers modern Polish cuisine.
  • For halal food, you can visit Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant.

For more information on visiting Gdynia Poland, check out the official website and leave your feedback below.