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29 January 2013

Which Dealer to Go to for a New Car?

There are literally hundreds of car dealers in Southern California, and if you’re like me, you ar e rarely in the market for a new car. Who can really afford a new one every year? Or even every two? I asked around, and I had a lot of friends who live near me who recommended a Nissan Dealer in Riverside . I went there and shopped around and was extremely pleased with the customer service and the attention I got from the salespeople. Believe it or not I even enjoyed the coffee!

 But I like to be diligent, so I also checked out the Nissan Dealer in Chino Hills. Also a fantastic experience, and one I would recommend for anyone. The salespeople let it be known that they were around, ready to help if I had any questions, but also not shoving paperwork in my grill saying buy buy buy, sign here, what are you waiting for. I did have questions and talked to a great, knowledgeable salesperson, who let me test drive a Sentra and an Altima, both in my price range.

 I was also happy to check out some of the Car Dealers In Pomona. They are nearby each other so it’s very manageable to do in one day. Basically, my advice is to visit a number of dealers and determine at which one you feel most comfortable. A lot can be said about the shopping experience as a way to determine if you should get a car somewhere. I mean, really, there’s no way to know what kind of car you are getting, so might as well go with a vehicle from a place where the people are nice and respectful. I found my experience at these three dealers to be very rewarding and I ended up going with a Sentra and I’m in love with it now!

17 January 2013

Naples and It's Catacombs

Naples is the city built over different kinds of caves. These are not only catacombs but passes, aqueducts, other holes. Some of them are opened for the visits but the most spectacular are without doubts catacombs and charnel grounds. I wrote about one of them in one of my previous posts (Catacombs of Naples - San Gennaro Catacombs ). Here are some words about an other place you can visit - cemetery of Fontanelle where bones of the persons dead during different plagues so frequent in centuries of the history of Naples are collected. They guess, there are bones of 40 000 persons in this cave actually. But those are only those found on the ground. Many of them were buried under the actual floor.

Residents "adopt" sculls, carry about them and ask them to help to solve their problems. And, this belief is alive today, too, the deceased really help. 

12 January 2013

Save Money on 2013 Holidays by Booking Ahead

If you’re feeling the pinch but you’re still desperate to go on holiday next year, don’t despair. There’s a whole host of affordable holidays out there that won’t break the bank. It’s just a matter of finding the one that suits you and your budget.

Summer 2013 might seem a little way off, but with a nip already in the air and many shops starting to advertise those dreaded Christmas gift ideas, you can bet your bottom dollar that the next few months will fly by in a whirr of cold dark nights, flashing Christmas lights and hazy New Year celebrations. Before you know it, Summer will be knocking on the door and you’ll be faced with a late deal or nothing.

The best way to save money on your next holiday is to book in advance. Whether you’re after a trip to the Caribbean or a no-frills holiday to Turkey 2013, make sure you book as far ahead as possible. Not only will you get to take advantage of tour operators’ special offers and discounts, you’ll also get longer to pay off the cost of your trip.

Take package holidays with Thomas Cook for example. As a major tour operator they’ve got significant buying power which means they can buy flight seats and hotel rooms in bulk, and pass on the savings to the customer. Most new seasons are launched with great fanfare and in typical travel agent style, this means advertising huge discounts and special offers such as free kids’ places. It might not be as spontaneous - or as cheap - as a late deal, but you’ll enjoy the full spectrum of availability and you’ll have that bit longer to save some spending money.

It’s generally considered the best and most sensible way to book a cracking holiday, and you’ll most likely save some serious money while you’re at it!

10 January 2013

Catacombs of Naples - San Gennaro Catacombs

Naples is very famous for it's catacombs. I heard about them many times and that is why I went to visit some of them when I knew they are opened for the tourists.

There are guided visits Saturday and Sunday but I can't go in Naples on weekends so I decided to explore them myself even if I was not very convinced about the safety of such a walk. They say, the district of Naples where catacombs are situating are not recommended for the visits. I had nothing valuable with me, and I had only a little photo camera even if I wanted to take my Nikon to have good shorts.

In any case, there was nothing "terrible" even if the district made bad impression for insanitary conditions of the streets.

The first I visited were San Gennaro Catacombs. These are like cathedrals or basilicas.

 Very interesting are not so numerous but antique frescos. They present different art styles. And they are the oldest Christian fresco of Campania while they come from the II century. These Adam and Eva I liked very much.Real Roman time art.

The other frescos are from IV century and later.

04 January 2013

Festive London: Covent Garden

Covent Garden is one of London’s most magical hot (or cold!) spots at Christmas time, and if you’re planning a festive trip to the city then it’s a must do. As well as being one of the most beautifully decorated areas of London during December, Covent Garden also boasts some fantastic shops and market stalls ideal for indulging in a little gift shopping.

If shopping is on your mind, it’s fair to say that money may also be. Christmas shopping in the capital doesn’t come cheap, especially with so many lovely things tempting you to buy them, so why not try to keep costs down elsewhere?

Choosing budget accommodation for a festive trip to London can be a wise move. With so much to see and do in the capital it’s unlikely that you’ll be wanting to spend much time in your hotel room, so why spend a fortune on a bed for the night?

Browse online to see the wide range of London hotels that Travelodge offer and you’re sure to find low cost accommodation to fit in with your plans. There are 51 Travelodge hotels in the city centre, meaning that you’ll easy find the perfect location for your Christmas shopping plans. 

Travelodge Covent Garden is perfectly situated for visiting this London hot spot, as well as offering easy access to the attractions of Soho and Theatreland, and the myriad of shopping opportunities on and around Oxford Street.

Buying a budget room needn’t mean forfeiting location, and the Travelodge Covent Garden hotel is right in the heart of the action. The nearby Travelodge London Farringdon and Travelodge London Central Euston also make great choices.

The plans for Christmas 2012 in Covent Garden are still firmly under wraps, but a quick look back to previous years can give us hints as to what magical delights may await.

Last year saw Covent Garden transformed into a winter wonderland with the help of stunning illuminations. A festive lighting extravaganza lit up the piazza and market building, including giant chandeliers to add extra pizzazz to the festivities.

In addition, Covent Garden always boasts a giant Christmas tree with huge shiny red baubles, which was joined last year by a 32ft topiary reindeer.

Although dates haven’t been announced as of yet, the Covent Garden Christmas lights switch on usually takes place on or around November 10th, so keep an eye on the events calendar on the Covent Garden website for the announcement of a date to put in your diary.

For gorgeous gifts to pop under your own, slightly smaller tree, you’ll be spoiled for choice when browsing the market and shops of Covent Garden. For kids, find traditional toys at Benjamin Pollock’s Toyshop, as well as niche character items in the TinTin and Moomins shops. For the chocolate lovers in your life, the Godiva chocolate shop is the place to stock up on delectable treats, and for those who love their sparkly trinkets, try Links of London.

There’s something for everyone at Covent Garden, meaning that you can get all your gift shopping out of the way in one fell swoop! Save on your London hotel room with Travelodge and you’ll have all the more cash to splash on gorgeous gifts to pile high under the tree!
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