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Pure London Fashion Fair at Olympia London

Yes it is back the Pure London 2019 international trade fair for fashion and fashion accessories is scheduled to take place in London from Sunday 10th February to Tuesday 12th February 2019.

As always it will present the latest trends, styles and colors of the coming season.

A number of fashion shows and events will offer the visitors an insight and overview of the latest trends in the fashion industry.

For those who have not been to the Pure London fair before it will be an opportunity to discover the hottest emerging brands, designers and trends as well as experience an outstanding womenswear trade fair.  

The Pure London Fashion fair has been hailed as a contemporary and trend setting womenswear fashion show, attracting visitors from all over the world, who come to London to place orders, pick up fashion trends, information and get inspired by fellow fashion designers.

The Pure London Fair will present to visitors more than 800 international brands.

For one more year the Pure London fashion show, the UK’s largest gathering of fashion buyers, will be hosted at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London.

Pure London Speakers

This year the organizers have invited the activist and design icon Katharine Hamnett as a keynote speaker for the upcoming February event.

According to Pure London organizers, the English fashion designer behind the “Choose Life” T-shirt will be delivering – quite unsurprisingly – a “hard-hitting” keynote speech about the fashion industry.

Katharine Hamnett will be at Pure London’s main stage at 3.20pm on Sunday 10th February, where she’ll be interviewed by futurist and entrepreneur Anne Lise Kjaer.

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How to get to the Pure London at Olympia Exhibition Centre

London Overground

Kensington (Olympia) is on the London Overground network. It’s one stop from Shepherd’s Bush (Central line) or West Brompton (District line). The venue is next to the station.

Bus

The following buses all stop within a very short walking distance from the Olympia Exhibition Centre

  • Bus number 9 which runs to and from Aldwych and Hammersmith.
  • Bus number 23 which runs to and from Westbourne Park and Hammersmith.
  • Bus number 27 which runs to and from Chalk Farm and Turnham Green.
  • Bus number 28 which runs to and from Kensal Rise and Wandsworth.
  • Bus number 49 which runs to and from White City and Clapham Junction.
  • Bus number 391 which runs to and from Fulham and Richmond.

Coach

National Express: National Express offer round the clock services into the centre of London. When you arrive at London Victoria Coach station. Then get the District Line to West Brompton, and Kensington (Olympia) is one stop away on London Overground.


EasyBus

EasyBus is the cheapest way to get to Olympia London from Gatwick Airport and Luton Airport with direct services operating every 15 minutes, throughout the day and night.

The easyBus will drop you around the corner from West Brompton, and Kensington (Olympia) is one stop away on London Overground.

Hotels near the Pure London Fashion Fair

88-Studios  Hotel - Pure London

88 Studios

Address: 88 Holland Road, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

88 Studios is situated in London and is close to nearby attractions, such as Olympia and the Design Museum. It offers 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

The hotel has 35 rooms and has been recently refurbished. Staff are available 24 hours a day and can assist with booking tours and tickets.

The hotel’s rooms are comfortable and offer a kitchenette that is equipped with a microwave and a refrigerator. They are also equipped with ironing facilities, a shower and a hair dryer.

It is only a brief stroll from Kensington Olympia Railway Station, allowing easy access to other parts the city. The hotel is also located near the area’s well-known clubs and pubs, plus Holland Park is a 20-minute stroll away.

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The Crown & Sceptre

34, Holland Road, London, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

The Crown and Sceptre offers traditional accommodation in London and is within a 20-minute walk of West Kensington Tube Station. It is situated a short walk from Olympia.

The hotel has 5 traditional rooms that are filled with a range of essential facilities to ensure guests have a comfortable stay. After settling in to their room, guests can discover the local area with use of Kensington Olympia Railway Station, which is a short stroll from the hotel.

To make sure the day gets off to a good start, a continental breakfast is served daily at The Crown and Sceptre’s restaurant.

The Crown and Sceptre is situated amongst the area’s popular sightseeing attractions, including Kensington High Street, the Design Museum and Holland Park, which are within walking distance. Oxford Street is within an easy drive from the hotel.

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Hand and Flower hotel London

Hand and Flower Hotel  

Address: 1 Hammersmith Road, Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Set just a short stroll from Olympia, this Victorian inn offers both a bar and a restaurant. Known for its ideal location, it is close to London’s tourist attractions and is minutes on foot from Kensington Olympia Railway Station.

This elegant inn provides a range of facilities, such as meeting rooms and free Wi-Fi.

Hand and Flower Hotel has 8 modern rooms offering all the essentials to ensure a comfortable stay.

A satisfying breakfast is served each morning at Hand & Flower, and there are numerous restaurants and eateries nearby.

Hand & Flower Hotel London is within walking distance of the Design Museum, Holland Park and Kensington High Street. It is within walking distance of West Kensington Tube Station, which allows easy access in and around London.

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K West Hotel & Spa in London

K West Hotel & Spa            

Address: Richmond Way, Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Situated in London, K West Hotel & Spa provides stylish 4-star accommodation, as well as a Turkish steam bath and a sauna. It is located a brief stroll from Shepherd’s Bush Pavilion, the Bush Theatre and O2 Shepherds Bush Empire.

This contemporary hotel provides 24-hour room service, facial treatments and valet parking. The in-house spa offers a variety of treatments and a chance to relax.

K West Hotel & Spa London features 219 air conditioned rooms filled with all the essentials to ensure an enjoyable stay. They are also equipped with heating, ironing facilities and cable/satellite channels.

Guests staying at K West Hotel And Spa London can sit down to a unique dining experience at the in-house restaurant, suitably based for those who want to stay close at mealtime. There is also a variety of breakfast options on offer every day.

K West Hotel in London is surrounded by the area’s well-known sightseeing attractions, including Holland Park, Olympia and Westfield London, which are within walking distance.

The hotel is located within a 20-minute stroll of Hammersmith Bus Station and White City Bus Station, which allows convenient access in and around London.

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MStay Russell Court Hotel                                                                           Double Room

MStay Russell Court Hotel

Address: 9 Russell Road, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Situated in London, MStay Russell Court Hotel offers stylish, 3-star accommodation close to Olympia. Guests can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi.

A 24-hour reception, luggage storage and an express check-in and check-out feature are just some of the available services at the hotel. It also offers a safe, a ticket service and a tour desk.

The modern rooms at MStay Russell Court Hotel are air-conditioned and include ironing facilities and wireless internet access. The hotel also has several connecting rooms to accommodate families.

On-site dining options include a restaurant, which is a convenient spot to have a meal. There is also a variety of breakfast options on offer every morning.

MStay Russell Court Hotel is close to Kensington Olympia Railway Station, making it easy for guests to travel around London and its surrounding areas.

The hotel is also located near the area’s well-known clubs and pubs, and Holland Park, the Design Museum and Kensington High Street are a 20-minute stroll away.

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Seraphine Kensington Olympia Hotel Standard Double Room

Seraphine Kensington Olympia Hotel  

Address: 225 Kensington High Street, Earls Court, London, United Kingdom

This modern hotel is in Central London, a short stroll to Kensington High Street. Guests can also enjoy free wireless internet.

This chic hotel provides a concierge, 24-hour room service and a 24-hour reception. Also available for guests are a safe, luggage storage and a tour desk.

All rooms are air conditioned and equipped with a laptop safe, cable/satellite channels and an iPod docking station. All have a flat-screen TV, an in-room safe and a private bathroom with a hair dryer.

On-site dining options include a restaurant, which is a convenient place to enjoy a meal. In the evening, guests can wind down in the cosy lounge bar.

Best Western Seraphine Kensington Olympia Hotel is within walking distance of Kensington Palace, Holland Park and Olympia. It is within a 20-minute stroll of Earl’s Court Tube Station, which allows convenient access in and around London.

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Hilton London Olympia - Pure London 2019

Hilton London Olympia 

Address : 380 Kensington High Street, Earls Court, London, United Kingdom

Located in London, Hilton London Olympia provides stylish, 4-star accommodation close to Olympia. The various amenities this luxury hotel offers include a coffee bar, an executive floor and an express check-in and check-out feature.

This London hotel was constructed in the 1960s and was recently refurbished to ensure every comfort to its guests. Staff are available 24/7 and can assist with booking tours and tickets.

Rooms at Hilton in Olympia are contemporary and provide cable/satellite channels, a mini bar and a flat-screen TV. They offer a private bathroom, wireless internet access and a bathtub.

During their stay at Hilton London Kensington Olympia, guests can dine at Society and relax with a drink at Society.

Hilton London Olympia Hotel London is surrounded by the area’s well-known sightseeing attractions, including Kensington High Street, Holland Park and the Design Museum, which are a short walk away.

The hotel is within a 20-minute stroll of Earl’s Court Tube Station and West Kensington Tube Station, which allows for convenient access in and around London.

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Hellenic Hotel by Saba in London

Hellenic Hotel by Saba

Address: 77-79 Shepherds Bush Road, Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Hellenic Hotel London is set in London and is within a short walk of nearby attractions, such as O2 Shepherds Bush Empire. It also offers free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Equipped to ensure a comfortable stay, rooms offer tea and coffee making facilities, a refrigerator and a seating area. They are also equipped with cable/satellite channels, a hair dryer and a shower.

Attractions near Hellenic Hotel London include Hammersmith Apollo, Olympia and Westfield London. It is within a 20-minute walk of Hammersmith Bus Station and Kensington Olympia Railway Station, which allows for easy access in and around London.

The Helenic Hotel London offers exceptional value for the Pure London Fashion Fair.

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Hotels near the Greenwich Wintertime Festival

Have you ever been to the Greenwich Wintertime Festival?

From the 1st to the 31st of December, London visitors and residences would have the opportunity to visit the Greenwich Wintertime Festival that would take place at the Old Royal Naval College. The well know Maritime Greenwich World Heritage site would be at the center of the festival welcoming visitors from all over the world.

Old Royal Naval College

Regardless if you are a first-time visitor to the festival or not, take a couple of hours off to explore the festival and the Christmas market. It is also highly recommended to stop by the Greenwich Wintertime ice rink to watch the ice skating show and if you are brave enough you can get onto the ice rink yourself!!!

At Hotels Fairy to make things easier for visitors of the Greenwich Wintertime Festival, we have handpicked 3 London hotels with amazing hotel deals.

Novotel London Greenwich

Novotel London Greenwich is within walking distance from the Greenwich Wintertime Festival

Less than a 20-minute stroll from Deptford Railway Station, Novotel London Greenwich provides guests with an ideal base while in London. It is located a brief walk from the National Maritime Museum and the Cutty Sark.

This 4-star hotel offers meeting rooms, 24-hour room service and free Wi-Fi. Staff are available 24 hours a day and can help with booking tours and tickets.

Rooms are stylishly furnished and include in-room movies and mini bars. They all offer a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a private bathroom.

A Superior Queen bed with a sofa is on sale for 219 Pounds, but it can be yours for only 139 Pounds per night. That’s more than 35% off!!!

The Greenwich Hotel London

The Greenwich Hotel London

The Greenwich Hotel London is situated on the Catherine Grove street and provides recently renovated rooms and free wireless internet. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to discover the area’s attractions.

This 4-star hotel offers a concierge, luggage storage and a 24-hour reception. Honeymoon suites are available for those looking for some added luxury.

The modern rooms at The Greenwich Hotel London are air-conditioned and offer an in-room safe, a flat-screen TV and free wireless internet access. They each have a radio, ironing facilities and a desk.

A double room usually available at 193 pounds per night can be at your disposal for only to 119 Pounds. That’s almost 40% off standard price!!!

Staycity Aparthotels London Deptford Bridge Station

Staycity Aparthotels London, only 1,5km from Greenwich Wintertime Festival

Situated less than a 10-minute stroll from the Deptford Railway Station, Staycity Aparthotels London Deptford Bridge Station provides guests with an ideal base while visiting London. Guests can also enjoy free internet in all areas.

There are a variety of facilities at the property on offer to guests, such as luggage storage, a concierge and a gym. There is off-site parking for guests with a car. Just minutes from nearby bars and clubs, this 3-star property also allows guests to easily explore the best of the local nightlife.

Staycity Aparthotels London Deptford Bridge Station has 98 modern apartments that are filled with a variety of essential facilities to ensure guests have a comfortable stay.

A standard room cost 161 pounds but if you click the link above you can book it for only 97 Pounds!!!

That is 64 Pounds off the standard price. This is a great offer as the hotel is less than 1.5 km from the Greenwich Wintertime Festival.

Entry tickets to the Greenwich Wintertime Festival start at 15 Pounds per person for adults and 8 Pounds for kids. The Ice Skating Package starts at 20 Pounds for adults and 14 Pounds for kids.

Pick your own pumpkins in Ormskirk

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OK imaging this, you just finish work and you are on your way home when your better half calls to ask if you like pumpkins??

Of course I do like pumpkins, what kind of question is that?

Long story short last Saturday morning, we took our 2 year’s old Labrador Max, and we went to Ormskirk to pick up some pumpkins.

Yes, that was the sign on the fence “ Pick your own pumpkins ” £4 each or 3 for £10. We’ve got 3 massive pumpkins for £10 and there was plenty of choice!!

There was also a big crowd in the field, younger and older visitors, families with kids running around and playing but most of them were choosing and picking up pumpkins.

I never saw so many pumpkins in my life, like the sky open and it rain, it rain pumpkins!!!

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If you wanted you could even queue for a wheelbarrow to load your pumpkins and take them to your car. It was a great fun walking around the farm. There was also a van selling drinks and snacks, hotdogs, etc.

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With the pumpkins in the car we drove off trying to decide what to make first. Our first choice was a Thai pumpkin soup and it was amazing.

Pick your own pumpkins

To pick your own pumpkins at Poplar Farm you need to get there between 9:30 to 17:00, the farm is open everyday including weekends until the 31st of October.

The full address is A5147 Delph Lane. Downholland, Haskayne, Nr. Ormskirk, L39 7JJ.

If you wish to make it a long weekend away from home you can even book yourself into small hotel in the area. A quick search at Hotels-Fairy.com we found the “Innkeeper’s Lodge Ormskirk Aughton” at £65. There are around a dozen or so hotels and B&Bs in Ormskirk.

A Survival guide to Vietnam – Travel advice for first timers

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As you know by now Hotels Fairy is a UK hotel comparison website. However, we do like to go beyond the hotel price comparison aspect and offer unbiased local travel advise and tips. Recently one of our fairies spent a month exploring Vietnam in the South East Asia! So here is a unique survival guide to Vietnam by Hotels-Fairy.com

Vietnam is a country that has gone through multiple of wars in the last century and as result the local economy has been devastated. However, Vietnam tries to develop itself and to move forward. And it does that, in a very fast pace.

You can see the optimism on the faces of the people on the streets, huge buildings under construction, thousands of tourists visiting every corner of the country and new roads being opened every day (there is still a lot of work on the last one).

Vietnam offers a variety of experiences to any kind of traveller visiting the country. From amazing forests, rivers, caves and wild animals to a wonderful cuisine able to satisfy even the most demanding guests!

But as always the dream of a perfect adventure or easy going vacations can easily be turned into a hell’s trip if the traveller hasn’t made the correct preparations or doesn’t follow some simple rules.

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Travel Insurance

The first and the most important advice for any travellers is to check that their travel and medical insurance covers them for a trip to Vietnam or if they don’t have one, to purchase one before their trip.

Be sure to check all the small print in the contract (for example some policies don’t cover accidents occurred by motorbikes) and that the policy that is purchased is the correct one for their individual needs.

Most public hospitals (which in some areas are not that easily accessible) offer basic or inadequate health services and the private clinics are quite expensive even for western standards.

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Stay healthy in Vietnam

Make sure you have packed a small medical kit with all the medicines you might need since some medicines may not be available in the Vietnamese pharmacies.

Also make sure you are aware of any allergies that you might have, Ensure that you have the correct medication for them and that you are 100 per cent certain, that you know exactly what you are eating if you are allergic to any food ingredients.

If that’s not possible due to communication issues with the local food vendors choose to eat something simple, so you can be sure that you would not fall ill afterwards. A good doctor or a decent hospital may be hours and hours away from you.

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Transportation Guide to Vietnam

Unfortunately dozens and dozens of travellers I have met during my stay in Vietnam had many parts of their bodies covered with ‘Vietnamese Medals’ which is nothing else than bruises, scars and signs of motorbike accidents.

The roads of Vietnam and the way of driving have nothing to do with what you are used to, no matter where you live. The roads are very narrow, there are no lines, and the only law that exists, is the law of the jungle: only the strongest survives.

Big trucks will overtake other trucks and vehicles on the small narrow roads leaving you only centimeters to drive or sometimes you even have to drive on the side of the road in the gravel to avoid an accident.

If you are intended to use a motorbike (and you would most definitely will) make sure you pay some more money to hire a decent motorbike, and a good helmet. Also make sure you drive very carefully and on the right side of the road.

No matter how strange it sounds use the horn a lot. A LOT!

A Survival guide to Vietnam - Bike Repair in Vietnam

Every time a persons try to cross the road in front of you, every time you want to overtake a car or a bicycle, every time you haven’t got a good sight of a turn or any time you feel it needs to.

The locals do it a lot and very quickly you will understand that it is a necessity. Never underestimate what a careless second of driving in Vietnam can cause, not only to your trip but your life as well.

Another option if you are a new motorcycle driver is to use the Easy-Riders. Easy Riders are experienced drivers that will drive you safely to any touristic sight you want for a small fee.

Make sure they are suggested by other travellers or your hotel’s reception. Every city has its own Easy riders club and you should better contact them online when you organising your trip.

monkey-in-vietnamWhile in the big cities, try to move around with taxis that belong to reputable companies. If you are in a rush and you can’t wait make sure you arrange the price from the beginning if a taximeter is not present.

My advice in general is to better wait for a reputable company’s taxi to arrive.

Also be aware of the trick that many local taxi drivers do by asking at the beginning of the ride fifteen but in the end asking for fifty. Use your fingers or better write down the price you agree to pay on a paper.

It might seem funny but crossing streets in big cities of Vietnam can be much more challenging than what you might think.

Dozens of non-stop motorbikes and cars cross the street continuously leaving you wondering how you will be able to pass on the other side of the road. The best way at the beginning is to just follow the locals.

Day after day you will be more used to their ways. Just make sure you have a steady walk and you are not making big directional changes that will confuse the drivers.

Cross the street slowly and constantly looking both sides (there are no one way streets for Vietnamese drivers) and you will see that all the traffic will move around you.

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Cash handling in Vietnam

Before setting off for Vietnam make sure you contact your bank to let them know about your trip, in order to be able to withdraw cash from ATMs abroad without any issues.

Quite often banks flag unusual credit card transactions as suspicious, if they originate in a country away from the cardholder’s residency.

It is also a good idea to have an alternate way of withdrawing and receiving cash, just in case you lose your credit cards. Like Western Union, PayPal, Traveller Cheques, etc.

On your arrival buy a local company SIM card for your mobile phone. It will save you a lot of money and you will be able to access useful apps (such as Google maps, Facebook, Hotels-Fairy.com or Maps Me) any time you want.

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Shopping in Vietnam

Vietnam has amazing souvenirs to offer. Spices, statues, plates, paintings, hats, clothes, bags, anything you can possibly imagine.

Unfortunately though most of the sellers believe that since you are a tourist you can afford to pay many more times the value of anything you wish to buy.

Always follow the rule of ‘three bargains’ and never hurry too much to buy anything. Ninety percent of the time you will find the same things on sale the minute or day after.

The three bargains rule means that when you want to buy something always bargain at least three times in different shops and in different areas. This way the last time you will bargain you will definitely know which is the least price you can pay.

Be warned though! If you spend too much time bargaining with a single seller and make him bring his price really down and you don’t buy he will get furious.

No matter how hard you will bargain you will always pay much more than the locals but Vietnam is so cheap that you don’t need to worry about spending some extra cents.

At the end of the day it is part of the experience and good karma points since you help poor people earn a living. That’s why some travellers try to use Homestay (staying with local people instead of a hotel) or buy souvenirs from small shops and not the big well-known brand shops.

Vietnam tunnels explorations by Spyros

Health and Safety in Vietnam

Pick pocketing in Vietnam is not a common thing but unfortunately not an unknown activity as well. I speak from my own experience since I had my cellphone stolen in Dalat which made me really sad and my trip much more difficult.

So make sure you always have your trip money in a different (and safer) place from the place you keep your daily cash to spend. A money belt is also a very good idea, try not to leave your stuff unattended or your bags with open zippers.

Bring one or two padlocks from home to use them if you need to. If you are at a beach and want to swim always leave someone to watch your stuff, or ask two different groups of people to watch them for you.

Since the tourism industry has risen very fast, many companies with low or even nonexistent health and safety standards operate in the country.

The best Guide to Vietnam by Spyros

If you choose to go for cannoning, or trekking in the jungle or to do any activity that requires technical equipment and instructors or guides don’t try to save a couple of dollars by choosing an unknown or the cheapest  company.

Spend a couple dollars more and have fun in a safe way. Recently there have been quite a few fatal accidents involving tourists going to excursions with unauthorised travel guides.

During your travelling in Vietnam you will find many more things you need to be aware and careful, so don’t just rest with only these advises. But if you follow all of the above you will definitely be on a good start.

Vietnam is an amazing country. Be smart, cautious and have the best time of your life!

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Spyros Skouris the author of the article “A Survival guide to Vietnam – Travel advice for first timers” can help you arrange your dream vacations on your visit to Athens in Greece.

He also owns an apartment in Athens which is available to rent on Airbnb.

Mykonos: The Absolute Party Experience

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The island of Mykonos is one of the most famous travel destinations in Greece. And there is a good reason for that. It’s an amazingly beautiful island offering its visitors a huge variety of things to do while holidaying on the island.

Quiet and remote beaches, some of the best restaurants in Greece with the most famous chefs. A lovely city full of white and blue houses and many small shops selling some of the best and most exclusive brands in the world.

But let’s not fool ourselves!! We are all going to Mykonos for the PARTIES!!!!!

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There are hundreds of bars and clubs where you can dance from the sunrise until the sunset. World class bartenders offering you tasteful cocktails and the most famous DJs making sure that you will get close to dehydration from the long hours of dancing.

How to get to Mykonos

The island of MShopping in Mykonosykonos is easily reachable from Athens by plane (45 minutes) which will cost you around 100 Euros during the high season (if you book earlier you can find much better prices) and by ferry from either Piraeus or Rafina port taking approximately 3-5 hours and costing around 35 Euros.

You can easily reach the airport or Piraeus port by Metro or bus while Rafina port is a little more tricky.

During the summer season, you can also fly to Mykons from most of the European cities, there are direct flights from London, Vienna, Rome, Brussels and many more.

Once you arrived at the airport, the transfer time to the town is approximately 10 minutes.

There is no public transport service operating from the airport, so if you have not booked your own transportation you will have to get a taxi which will cost you around 15 Euros to Chora (the capital of Mykons) or around 20 Euros is you go a little bit further like Panormos or Agios Stefanos.

Stay Safe in Mykonos

I will definitely suggest you stay in Mykonos city (Chora) since all the clubs and bars are located there and you wont have to spend time driving at night where the roads are dark and full of drunk drivers.

Also parking places during the night is a big issue as well.

When you visit Mykonos its better to rent your own transportation since public buses get really full and most of the times it involves a long waiting time.

Be aware though. Every day there are many accidents with motorbikes being driven by tourists. The roads are very slippery and the extreme heat makes them even worse.

The lack of experience in driving on the Greek roads, the narrow roads, the steep turns and the hundreds of people driving drunk makes it a dangerous ‘cocktail’.

So drive carefully and make sure you assign someone from your group to be the driver at night (so no alcoholic drinks for the driver) or even better take a taxi on the way back.

It will cost you some more Euros but at least you will be much safer.

Mykonos Beaches

Event though Mykonos is very famous for its party beaches there are many beaches that will definitely be a good choice for a day that you want to recover from a hangover, just being able to sit on the beach away from the loud music for change.

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Visit the Panormos beach with the golden thin sand and the very beautiful restaurants, Ornos or the very famous Psarou or Paragka beach where you can sunbath on your sunbed having the most famous celebrities next to you (if you can afford it since they are both quite expensive).

Some other beaches are Agia Anna, Platis Gyalos and Agios Ioanis.

Mykonos Party Scene

And finally to the party beaches!!! The two most famous beaches are Super Paradise and Paradise beach.

The most crazy parties are happening in Paradise beach in Tropicana club where the party start at around 15:00 and last until 23:00 and they go really crazy!

Watch your stuff, secure them well in pockets with zippers because they can easily fall down while you dancing.

Better have shoes with you since it gets really crowded and you don’t want to get stepped over or even worse to step on any broken glasses that might not have been collected from the floor.

Once Tropicana closes there are many other small bars around but I would suggest you get back to Mykonos city, refresh and get ready for the bars in the city.

In the city of Mykonos there are hundreds of bars and clubs where you can enjoy every kind of drinks you like. Some of the most famous bars are Scandinavia, Semeli, Space club and Mykonos club where you can go crazy until the next day’s morning.

Don’t forget to visit the most beautiful part of Mykonos called Little Venice where you can enjoy you drink next to the waves.

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If you have time and a car or motorbike, do not forget to visit Cavo Paradiso Club (which is above the Paradise beach) This is one of the most famous clubs in Greece. The club opens in 02:00 am and goes on until 10:00 a.m.

The club has no roof, it has been built on top of a cliff on a cape and the view while you are dancing is just amazing. You can actually observe the sun rising while you dancing, which makes it a unique experience.

Also you need to remember that every summer the best DJs from all over the world arrive at Cavo Paradiso Club for music festivals and special musical events that are spectacular.

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Make sure you wander around the city during the day light as well and don’t forget to go to the famous windmills to take some pictures and the famous pelicans roaming around the streets of the city, but try not to bother them too much for photos, since they can always get angry and bite you!!

Mykonos is one of the best islands of Greece to visit and I definitely suggest you do so. Maybe it’s a place little more expensive than the rest of the Greek islands but it definitely deserves it, especially if you are a party animal.

The Mykonos party scene has attracted a lot of attention in Europe and beyond. These days Ibiza and Majorca are not the only summer party destinations for the young ones or the young at heart.

So get your sun cream, your best clothes and your best friends and get wild in Mykonos!!

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Spyros Skouris the author of the article “Mykonos: The Absolute Party Experience” can help you arrange your dream vacations on your visit to Athens in Greece.

He also owns an apartment in Athens which is available to rent on Airbnb.

Rio Olympics – Summer Olympic Games in Brazil

Rio Olympics Summer 2016

The Rio Olympics will be the highlight of the summer for most sports fans. The games commonly known as Rio 2016, is a major international multi-sport event in the tradition of the Olympic Games due to take place in the Rio de Janeiro, from the 5th to the 21st of August 2016.

Record numbers of fans have already booked their tickets for the events and have arranged flights and accommodation for the 16 days of the Olympics. If you are planing to visit Brazil for the Rio Olympics but you have not booked your hotel and tickets for the event yet, you better harry up.

There are not many tickets left and those tickets that might come up for sale a few days before the events on the streets will be highly overpriced.

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The sporting events will take place across Brazil in 33 venues. Rio will host the core of the athletic events, However, there are five cities that will also host a number of events. These cites are São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasília, and Manaus.

Now in case that your better half is an athletics mad, who has already booked your flights to Rio for the summer, you do not need to worry. At Hotels-Fairy.com we’ve got you covered!!

When in Rio for the Olympics, the Marvellous City should be at the top of your list. It is one of the most beautiful places with so much diversity. You obviously should plan on seeing the overwhelming statue of Jesus Christ, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

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Moreover, relaxing at Copacabana or Ipanema (Don’t forget to visit Prainha, a peaceful shore about 20 miles west of Ipanema but what a magnificent view). The fantastic beaches are hard to let go off but you must. As there are so many more places you must not miss!

Here’s a list of sites that will be an experience hard to forget. Take a look:

Hit the dance floor at the Rio Olympics

Prince Harry could not deny the magic of samba, so why should you? Rio dances to the beats of Samba, and you notice it everywhere. Whether you are on the beach or the streets. Women sashay down the street.

For an authentic experience, you have to go to one of the gaffers (dance halls) in Lapa. You’ll notice colonial buildings in what used to be one of the wealthiest neighbourhoods. There are bars and dance halls which will make you feel alive.

Santa Teresa

This neighbourhood symbolizes colonial Rio. The street life is vibrant yet safe. It has this exciting atmosphere adorned with beautiful art and architecture. While you are strolling along cobblestone streets in Santa Teresa, you’ll be fascinated by mosaics, palatial mansions and artsy galleries on the sidewalk. You will find several traditional Brazilian bars, craft stores, and restaurants. It is situated just southwest of Lapa, so you get there conveniently.

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Maracana Stadium

OK, this supposed to be a list for things to do and see outside of the Rio Olympics but this the famous Maracana Stadium!!! You can not come to Rio and miss Maracana. Did you know that this is the only stadium in the world that has hosted two World Cup finals?

 In 1950 and 2014. If you are a sports or “fusebox” fan, you have to visit Maracana. This is an iconic place for football fans worldwide. After an extensive and lavish renovation worth $500 million, there are shops, restaurants, and the capacity has increased even more.

You could buy a ticket for a guided or non-guided tour at the stadium between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. However, for the real experience, watch a match live. The energy and passion are almost palpable.

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Tijuca National Park

For the naturalists, or rather everyone, this extensive, gigantic green rainforest is the place to go. Spreading across 8,300 acres, Tijuca National Park is the largest urban rainforest all around the world.

The natural beauty of this park is varied and unbelievably breathtaking. It has waterfalls, more than 1,600 types of plants and more than 350 different species of all kinds of animals.

The park is open every day from 8 a.m. until five p.m. Even the admission is free, but you will be required to pay to visit Christ the Redeemer. You can get van and tram transportation to Corcovado from Copacabana, Largo do Machado, and Painswick.

caracol water falls

Pedra Bonita

This part of the Tijuca is so astonishingly beautiful that it calls for a special mention. It is surprising how this spot is not known by many. It is located in a way that it offers an aerial view of the whole city. It stands at 2,283 feet and lies between the districts of São Conrado and Barra da Tijuca.

There is a road leading to the Estrada das Canoas; an important take-off point for Hand Gliders. You could take this path to the forest with monkeys jumping on you. The hike is totally worth it once you get to the top. You even get to see the statue of Christ, the Redeemer in the distance.

Even if it is not in your plans to visit Rio for the Rio Olympics you should definitely visit Rio at least once in your life time. It is a city with unique colours, vibrations and rhythm. The rhythm of Samba, which once you experience will be with you for ever.

About the Author

The “Rio Olympics – Summer Olympic Games in Brazil” was written be Joanna, a UK Travel blogger who has visited Rio de Janeiro many times covering local athletic events for international media agencies.

Discover Hotel Boemia Riccione Italy

Riccione map italyOverlooking the Adriatic sea, Hotel Boemia Riccione is only fifteen minute drive from the Federico Fellini Airport.

Boemia Hotel provides an ideal base to explore the near by Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli and Cattolica Airfield, as well as everything the local area has to offer.

It is also just twenty minutes’ walk from the Riccione Train Station, and provides convenient access in and around the Riccione region.

Hotel Boemia

The rooms at the Hotel are bright and airy and come with flat-screen TVs and minibars. Complimentary slippers and bathrobes are provided in the bathrooms as well as hair dryers.

If you need to keep in touch with family and friends back home there is a fast WiFi internet available throughout the hotel. Logging details are provided at reception.

Hotel Boemia Riccione is family friendly, with several rooms especially designed for family holidays in mind. A delicious breakfast is available each morning at Boemia hotel, also there are a number of cafés and eateries nearby if wish to taste the local cuisine.

The hotel also features a day spa with Jacuzzi, a steam bath and a sauna. It also provides a free shuttle bus service and free bicycle for the hotel guests.

Hotel Boemia Spa

Hotel Boemia, is in a great location, just with 2 minutes’ walk you’re at sea and within less than 5 minutes you are in Ceccarini street which is the focal point of the town with numerous cafes, bars and clubs, shops as well as hotels.

What to see in Riccione

San Marino
The republic of San Marino was founded in 301 A.D. and is the most ancient European republic. Situated in the centre of Italy, around 15 km from the Romagna riviera, the republic is located around 700 meters above sea level on Mount Titano, a prominence which gives the first hint of the presence of the Central Apennine Mountains.

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Gradara
Situated at 142 metres above sea level, with the republic of San Marino, Rimini and Carpegna in the background, Gradara represents an extraordinary urban and architectural synthesis. Legend has it that the castle was the scene of the famous and tragic love story of Paolo and Francesca.

They were caught in each others arms and killed by Gianciotto, Francesca’s husband. This love story was immortalized by Dante in his Divine Comedy.

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Urbino
The original capital of the Duchy of Montefeltro (35 km from Pesaro) extends across the top of two hills. Its houses and churches are built on the sides of the hills as far Porta Lavagine on the north-east slope and Porta Valbona to the south-west.

This is one of the major art towns in the world, because of its history and for the many architectural buildings and works of art which are housed in Urbino. It is also the birthplace of the famous Italian painter Raphael Sanzio.

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