Monthly Archives: July 2014

Must Visit Spots in Croatia

Croatia is a small but beautiful country that has a wide variety of natural diversity, rich history and cultural heritage to offer its visitors. Most of the popular spots in Croatia lie along the country’s indented coastline where you can trace umpteen islets, reefs, mountains and valleys. This makes it a perfect destination for a luxury yacht charter and those looking for adventure. For those who wish to travel to Croatia, here is a list of the top ten must-visit spots.

Hvar
Hvar is an ancient city, located near the foot of a verdant hill and surrounded by the sea. Hvar has several islets, each of which is home to many natural attractions. Atop the hill, you will find the old citadel where the Renaissance and Baroque architecture will mesmerize you. Apart from that, you must visit St Stephen Cathedral, a Franciscan monastery and the renowned Hvar Theater that was built in 1612.

Split
Split is famous for housing one of Croatia’s most popular attractions – the Diocletian Palace. The Roman emperor Diocletian built this one of a kind fortification in the 4th century and today it happens to be classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Apart from the palace, Split has a number of beautiful beaches where tourists can swim in the waters and bathe in the sun for hours on end!

Zadar
Zadar is another coastal city with a lot of history to flaunt. The cobbled streets, old churches and fascinating landscape at Zadar are bound to enchant any visitor. The classical music concerts inside St Donat Church during summer months are a must-visit.

Kornati National Park
The Kornati National Park comprises of 89 islets located within the province of central Dalmatia. The most striking features of this island are the sea-facing vertical cliffs and the virgin beauty of the park that is home to innumerable plant and animal species. Those who know how to dive must experience the vivid underwater world at the Kornati archipelago.

Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is situated on a foothill, surrounded by grand city walls and forts that rise above the sea. It has a rich history, evidence of which can be traced in the churches, museums and along the streets of the city. Dubrovnik is a perfect getaway during summer because of the many sun bleached beaches and reasonable accommodations that it has to offer.

Kopacki Rit National Park
This large wetland, located in eastern Croatia offers several backwaters of the River Danube as well as dense forests. If you are a bird lover, Kopacki Rit is a must-visit for you, with more than 260 species of birds staying at this national park. A boat ride through the forest will be a tranquil experience and you can doze off while listening to the chirping of the birds.

Zagreb
Zagreb is the capital city of Croatia and this metropolitan is bound to enchant you with its ancient tales and magnificent architecture. If you walk to the Upper Town, you can get a spectacular view of the entire city. Do not forget to drop a visit to St Marco Church, Marco’s Square, Zagreb Cathedral, Lotrscak Tower and Jelacic Square.

Plitvice Lakes National Park
This is the oldest, largest and most popular national park in Croatia. It consists of 16 large lakes and many small lakes amidst forested mountains. Apart from the mystical lakes, Plitvice also has several streams, rivulets, cascades and falls. Let your soul rejuvenate while listening to the sounds of the waterfalls and breathing in the refreshing mountain air.

Istria
Istria is a must-visit for those who enjoy history. The 1st century Roman amphitheater that stands intact to date and the 5th century cathedral are among the many historical sites that you can visit in Istria. This county is also one of Croatia’s top food destinations. With rich culinary traditions and umpteen local ingredients, Istria continues to be revered for its olive oil and fish preparations since Roman times.

 

Living in Malta

Today I am going to write a few words about a place that is very close to my heart and is very special to me. I am not sure how many of you actually have heard about the country called Malta before (a really tiny country in South Europe), but you have you know what a wonderful place it is.

I had the pleasure living there for a few years before coming back to my regular life about two years ago. The years I spent in Malta were some of the best years of my life and I have many fond memories from this particular chapter in my life. I would definitely go there back again if I had a chance.

For the first couple of years, I lived in Quawra on a quite street near Sunflower Hotel. For the last two years of our stay we moved to Bugibba. In my opinion, the area is one of the best areas in Malta, definitely my personal favourite, and it is no wonder that there are so many British expats living there. When I go on a Malta chat, I am going to talk about it to others and I am going to give them a few reasons Quawra and Bugibba are such nice places to live with everything they have to offer.

You probably have noticed by now that Malta is a holiday destination. If you cannot settle down there then at least you can visit the place once or twice per year. The weather is there always good and even during the months of November and December you will come across many people on the streets of Malta dressed in t-shirts. I once remember wearing a t-shirt and shorts on Christmas, I believe it was in 2008 or 2009, I don’t exactly remember right now.

The World is So Small

Don’t you think that the world is getting smaller and smaller as more and more people out there discover the ways to import various goods from many parts of the world such as South East Asia for example? Thanks to international cargo shipping this task is easier than ever before as there are more and more traders who see it as a lucrative opportunity to make some quick cash.

Tips For Choosing Athletic Apparel

When you’re working out, often it’s not necessary to spend a lot of money on fancy brand name clothing. Often generic brands are just as good as the more costly brand names. It’s just a matter of taking the time to make sure you’ve purchased the workout clothing made out of the right material to allow your skin to breathe, as well as the clothing that fits you properly.

Too often people make the mistake of rushing through their clothing selection when picking out workout clothing. To make sure you have the best athletic clothing, it takes just as much time during the selection process as the time it takes to find the perfect fitting jeans. While it’s not necessary to buy brand name products, you should still try to choose clothing that’s of good enough quality that it’ll last through the rigors of sports, exercise and many, many washes.

Fabric selection is definitely one aspect you need to consider during your selection process. When it comes to workout clothing, not all fabrics are equal. They’re not even equal when choosing clothing for different types of exercises. Some fabrics absorb sweat; others pull it away from your skin. What you want the fabric to do with your sweat depends on the type of exercise or sports you’re doing.

Wicking fabrics are popular because they’re breathable. Made out of synthetic materials, these fabrics are designed to allow the sweat to evaporate quickly which, in theory, is supposed to keep your body cool. Make sure you choose a good quality wicking fabric because the lower end kind will end up containing the sweat so that you feel like you’re working out in a garbage bag. Fabrics containing polypropylene are good choices. If you must have brand names, consider Supplex or Coolmax. Choose wicking fabrics for exercises where there’s a very good chance that you’ll be sweating a lot. Wearing absorbent fabrics when completing exercises that make you sweat a lot will end up soaking your clothing and making you feel uncomfortable.

Cotton is one of those types of absorbent fabrics that aren’t suitable in all situations. It’s a natural fabric, but it tends to absorb moisture which means the clothing won’t pull away from your body when you’re sweating. It’ll stick reducing the chance of the sweat evaporating. Cotton also often gets heavier when wet. But it’s good for light stretching, warm ups and sometimes even cool down activities.

The fabrics you should generally avoid when purchasing wholesale athletic apparel is anything that doesn’t let your skin breath. This means stay away from rubber based or plastic based materials. Some proponents of these materials say that encasing your body in a plastic type fabric will create a sauna effect where you’ll sweat out the weight. There is an element to truth to that in that you may quickly lose water weight. However, you run the risk of overheating which increases your chance of fainting. It’s better to make sure all workout clothing, including wholesale athletic apparel, you purchase is made of more breathable fabrics.

Shopping on Sundays

Sundays is a great day for me to do some shopping. I usually wait until the end of the week before making purchases on the Internet. In case you are wondering what I am going to buy this week, I want to tell you that one of the first places I am going to visit after writing this post is the website of musician’s friend. They offer so many great accessories that it will take me some time to decide what I want.

How to buy a perfect Peridot Ring?

As August is just a few weeks away, many of you must be looking for the birthstone rings. As Peridot is the birthstone of August, it makes perfect birthstone jewelry. As the rule is applicable for all gemstone jewelry that you need to be very careful and cautious while purchasing them, same thing goes well with peridot rings as well. Let us read what all points are to be taken care of, while buying a glamorous peridot ring.

1)    Color: This gem is available in a number of tints and shades of the green hue. Ranging from light yellowish green to dark yellowish green, there are many more in this color range. Olive green happens to be the most sought after color. It totally depends on you, which color allures your heart the most. In case, you are choosing more than one peridot stone (especially for earrings) please take care to buy the similar looking color tone.

2)    Clarity: The gem Peridot is usually an eye clean stone. It has lesser number of inclusions which are more visible in the larger pieces. One thing that needs attention is, this gem is a bit brittle in nature and hence you should choose the design of the ring, where the top of the stone is well protected.

3)    Carat: Normally, the carat of the gemstone refers to its size and the same is implied here as well. Peridot is easily available in large carat sizes, but as every other gem, its price varies with the change in carat size. You can choose the one which fits your budget and which looks best in your chosen design for the ring.

4)    Cut: This stone is comparatively a low priced stone and hence the gemstone cutters cut it generously without getting stressed about losing it during cutting. Consequently, some of the very rare and beautiful cuts are available in peridot. But, the thumb rule is that you should buy the one which has fine and clean edges.

5)    Online Shopping: If you are going for online shopping, take care to purchase from a trusted store. Also, please be careful to know in advance if they charge for the shipment or provide free. Be double sure about your ring size before ordering for the same.

How to Buy a Carpet

I am going to be buying a new carpet soon. Wіth аll thе nеw tуреs оf саrреt оn thе mаrkеt whеn іt соmеs tо buуіng саrреt іt саn bе а bіt оf аn оvеrwhеlmіng tаsk. Ве surе tо сhесk оut thе реrfоrmаnсе сhаrасtеrіstісs tо mаkе surе thе tуре уоu аrе lооkіng аt wіll stаnd uр tо уоur ехресtаtіоns. Тhе wrоng сhоісе wіll nоt lаst аs lоng аnd уоu wіll dіsарроіntеd. Fоllоw thеsе 5 tірs tо buуіng саrреt thаt wоrks fоr уоu.

1. Тwіst

Lооk аt thе twіst іn thе іndіvіduаl уаrn ріесеs. Ѕеvеrаl twіsts mау gіvе уоu gооd саrреt. Тhе numbеr оf twіsts wіll аffесt thе реrfоrmаnсе аnd thе dеnsіtу оf thе ріlе. Dо nоt соnfusе dеnsіtу wіth thе hеіght оf thе ріlе. Ріlе hеіght hаs nоthіng tо dо wіth реrfоrmаnсе.

Gеnеrаllу thе mоrе twіsts іn thе іndіvіduаl уаrns thе mоrе sрrіng іn thе саrреt. Rеmеmbеr thе mоrе sрrіng thе mоrе fооtрrіnts thаt wіll bе hіddеn. Ноwеvеr іf уоu аrе lооkіng fоr vіbrаnt саrреts уоu wіll hаvе tо trаdе оff thе sрrіng bесаusе thе mоrе vіbrаnt саrреts dо nоt hаvе thаt сrіmреd tехturе.

2. Ѕtаіn Рrоtесtіоn

Yоu shоuld lооk fоr stаіn рrоtесtіоn , sоіl рrоtесtіоn аnd stаtіс guаrd. Моst hоmе оwnеr оnlу сlеаn thеіr саrреt оnсе а уеаr sо уоu wіll wаnt а саrреt tо реrfоrm wеll оvеr а thrее уеаr реrіоd. Саrреts shоuld bе сlеаnеd аt lеаst twісе а уеаr but іf уоu hаvе а hеаvу trаffіс аrеаs уоu mау hаvе tо сlеаn thеm аs оftеn аs 3 оr 4 tіmеs а уеаr.

Тhе саrреt іndustrу hаs іntrоduсеd sоmе аmаzіng саrреts wіth stаіn рrоtесtіоn, sоіl аnd stаtіс рrоtесtіоn thеsе nеw рrоduсts аrе bеttеr thаn еvеr bеfоrе.

3. Rерutаblе Dеаlеr

Аlwауs buу уоur саrреt frоm а rерutаblе dеаlеr. Lооk fоr а quаlіtу аnd сustоmеr sеrvісе оrіеntеd dеаlеr wіth а sресіаl саrреt sесtіоn. Маkе surе thе dеаlеr stаnds bеhіnd thе рrоduсts hе sеlls.

4. Lооk thеn Lооk Ѕоmе Моrе

Lооk аt аll thе dіffеrеnt tуреs оf саrреts thаt аrе аvаіlаblе tо уоu. Аlsо lооk аt thе vаrіоus undеr раds аvаіlаblе fоr thе саrреt. Dоn’t skіmр оn thе undеr раd. Јust bесаusе іt’s nоt vіsіblе dоеsn’t mеаn іt’s nоt іmроrtаnt. А сhеар thіn undеr раd wіll nоt dо уоur nеw саrреt аnу gооd аnd wіll shоrtеn thе lіfе оf уоur саrреt. Аn undеr раd thаt іs tоо thіn wіll оnlу fаll араrt undеr уоur саrреt аnd dаmаgе thе саrреt оvеr іt.

5. Рrоfеssіоnаl Іnstаll

Yоu shоuld hаvе уоur nеw саrреt іnstаllеd bу а рrоfеssіоnаl іnstаllеr. Тhе dеаlеr wіll еіthеr hаvе thеіr оwn іnstаllаtіоn сrеw оr thеу wіll bе аblе tо dіrесt уоu tо sоmеоnе thеу rесоmmеnd.

Bloglovin Followers Trick and Tips, How To Improve Followers

Some of you perhaps don’t know what is the bloglovin? Bloglovin is a new website that abe to inform the user when their blogs said to “follow” or when reading, has been updated with the new post on the new blog also. Of course, this way makes reading process multiple blogs easily for many readers due to any users can log in into one account to read posting not as a personal to examine each blogs for updating. In addition, bloglovin is also becomes the tool for those who have blogs, as a website that provides well known blogs that many users followed. Well, for getting blog readers to follow your self in Bloglovin, promote your own profiles of Bloglovin in your blog is absolutely important. See complete bloglovin followers trick and tips below to share around.

How To Start

To begin the project, you may log in your bloglovin account. Or if you have not yet account, you can make it at first. This is simple and don’t take many times. After you log in. Copy HTML-s code to bloglovin by using “follow” button using “C” means (Control) or you can doing right click and then select
“Copy”.  Let’s paste the code to “Info” or the section of “About Me” on the blog code using “P” and “Control”. You can exchange these instructions by doing right click and then selecting “Paste.” That’s not too difficult to do, isn’t it?

Creating A New Blog Post

Create a new blog post by explaining what bloglovin is and refer to link to your account. Certainly this will give many followers huge opportunity to study about Bloglovin and creating account instead just to confirming your own followers have accounts on the profile you have. This is not too difficult to do even when you know how should do properly!. And then don’t forget to link to your Bloglovin in the end of posts of your blog so that both readers and followers will see your own links you have made.

Making A Contest

Making a contest is the last step of the bloglovin followers trick and tips. This contest is rather helpful. This gives you opportunity to offer free service, as like styling a reader / users that live in the local area to do specific recommendation as like using their own clothing. That can be wisely when you don’t try to force out. That’s just allow many people to follow you in Bloglovin to share that contest. And then, you may to make a new post to write a new rule for sharing them and then paste the link into your bloglovin in the bottom of your page. For the last, allow the followers to comment or reply the posts with a prove that they have followed you in  blog lovin. This is exactly easy, even when you just got know it. In conclusion, improving bloglovin followers exactly is not as crucial as you imagine.  Home bloglovin followers trick and tips above can inspire you all. Read more about how to get more followers on bloglovin