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There are many a great places to visit and a whole mountain of exciting things to do upon arrival in Axarquia. With Axarquia being located just East of Malaga, in southern Spain, you can expect some of the best weather you are likely to encounter in Europe while the variety of experiences is equally as impressive.

You can hire a car in Andalucia quite easily or you use public transport when traveling in the region. The website Bilforsikring gives the following advice: “Remember to have the right insurances when traveling by car.”

With this in mind, here are five unique experiences not to be missed amongst the museums, landmarks, and natural attractions in Axarquia:

1. Getting lost in Museo de Nerja

Museo de Nerja is an interactive museum which allows visitors to travel back in time to discover the origins of this beautiful region. Located above the municipal underground car park in the corner of Plaza de Espana in Nerja, this museum showcases the history of Axarquia all the way back to a time when cave dwellers were popular in the region and right up until the tourist boom which dominated the 1960’s.

In contrast to most museums, many of the exhibits are actual items, some of which were taken from the Nerja caves. It is also quite a lengthy journey to learn all about the history of Nerja and key factors which helped to shape and develop the region. Furthermore, you can also learn about agriculture and daily life during the Moorish occupation which is an interesting take on an otherwise peaceful region of Spain.

Neja Museum is open every day and although it is affordable, you can also avail of discounted tickets in town.

2. Witnessing the awe-inspiring Fortaleza

Located in the municipality of Velez-Malaga, this monumental landmark is by far the main feature in town. It was built back in the 10th century,and was intended to subdue locals who had been known to cause problems for the Moorish rulers.

Many visitors mention how a mysterious aura surrounds this particular site which is overflowing with historical significance and beauty. At the same time, there was a very practical reason for this locations, for the fort offered a perfect site from a military standpoint as it was built on the tallest hill in the area.

Fortaleza remained a focal point history over the next few centuries as it provided protection against various marauders. Towards the end of the 19th century the fort fell into disrepair and was closed to the public. However, the main castle keep was reconstructed and completed in 2013. Only some of the inner walls of the castle and the Torre del Homenaje (the castle’s keep) have been fully restored to their full glory, but is enough to give you a great representation of what it was like back then.

3. Encountering nature in El Alcazar Recreational Area

Located amidst the Natural Park of Sierra de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama, this recreational area is a wonderous site of natural beauty and splendour. With cascading waterfalls and abundant vegetation growing in every corner, the area offers an ideal place to forget about the busy world and get lost in the tranquility for which the region is best known. The recreation area was also built upon ancient ruins and is ideal for anyone wanting to know more about the historical importance of Axarquia.

Furthermore, for anyone feeling particularly fit, there is always the option of hiking the peak of La Maroma, the highest in all of Axarquia. From the top of this mountain, you can enjoy panoramic views and even a picnic, if you remember to pack some food.

4. Relaxing on Burriana Beach

No trip to Axarquia is complete without visiting the beach and for visitors who yearn some relaxation on the sand, with a gentle breeze and sand at the feet, the Burriana Beach in Nerja is a must see. Interestingly, it is also the longest and most famous beach in the region but either way, it never fails to impress visitors who make the journey.

One thing to note with this beach is the steep walk which must be tackled to reach it. Known as ”Cardiac Hill”, this hike involves 117 steep steps which lead to the beach and this experience is either unique or unecessary depending on your level of fitness. Needless to say, it is much easier going down then it is going up but there is always an alternative option to take a taxi.

On the beach itself including the rental of kayaks or jetskis, and beach volleyball nets during the summer season. There’s als, there are many facilities and things to do including a number of beach restaurants lined along the promenade that serve delicious local food and some of the best Paella you will ever taste.

5. Travel the rugged hillsides in Zafarraya Pass

Standing more than 900 metres above the ocean, this breathtaking U-shaped pass is long known as the main route into the Sierra Tejeda Mountains. Currently home to 2,500 residents, the region is both vast and incredibly picturesque while the quaint village in between is also a beautiful encounter.

That being said, the surrounding wilderness is certainly the main highlight of Zafarraya Pass and while contemporary houses are cropping up in certain places, the genuine beauty of these landscapes make it one of the most impressive sights in all of Spain. In fact, twisting and winding along these rugged hillsides, the journey into this mountain range is one of the most scenic you are likely to encounter anywhere in the world.


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Denmark is a small country but if you want to visit it for holidays then it is one of the most amazing places to be, it does not matter whether it has a small region but in reality there are great landscapes that you can visit and feel all fuel and refreshed up. There are many charms in Denmark, like its glorious beaches, and the amazing fairy-tale castles, lush green forests, moderate climate, and last but not the least, friendly citizens.

Denmark is a place you must visit in the holiday season with your friends and family to rejuvenate and get the real essence between modernism and nature. The most amazing places to be are:

1. Frederiksborg Palace
The Frederiksborg Palace which was built in the early part of the 18th century is still one of the most glorifying and historic site in Denmark, it also holds the Museum of National History. There are many activities for the visitors, you can roam the halls of the castle and have a look at the huge collection the art work present there. Remember, if you are there then do not miss the gardens! Especially the one which lie on the far side of a lake, they can be easily crossed by boats.

2. The Viking Ship Museum
If you find history fascinating and like to know about things then the Viking Ship Museum at Roskilde is the place to be. The most attractive feature is that the visitors can see the Viking ships that were discovered in Roskilde Fjord. Also there are also many destinations paved in such a way that they attract the younger ones. Another prominent feature that enthralls many is that there is boat yard which still use the same methods which are same as the Viking shipbuilding techniques.

3. Skagen Beaches
When on holidays, a trip to beach is an ultimate must! Skagen is a place which people opt for a relaxing and peaceful vacation. What people mostly like about the beach is that it is lovely, windswept and desolate. And the most unusual part is the lightening at the beach, it is extraordinary beautiful that even many painters and artists tried to paint it. From the Skagen beach you can also go to the Råbjerg Mile, it is Denmark’s biggest moving sand dune, with a church that is entirely buried in sand less some barely visible steeple.

4. Legoland Billund
If you’re the one with little children then you must visit Legoland Billund, the miniland display is what makes it highly interesting and attractive, and there are miniature display of many world famous buildings and places, which are build up of more than 50 million LEGO bricks.

5. Den Gamle By
Den Gamle By is a very different kind of museum; people who are interested in olden things would definitely pay it a visit. What makes it unique is that it is an open air museum in the city of Aarhus. There are nearly 100 historical structures collected from all corners of Denmark, along with toy museum, which attract both the adults and children where there are costumed re-enactors who demonstrate the lifestyle of a bygone era.

You should also check your car insurance to see whether it covers if you are driving in Denmark. Some good site for learning more about this are Bilforsikring (on Danish),, and


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Age is a valuable thing that should never prevent anyone from doing what they want to do in life. Oftentimes, travelling serves as a massive hurdle for people who have already been identified by the society as senior citizens. This is one of the reasons why travel insurance for seniors has been made available to people who want to relish their golden years by travelling to different countries while enjoying a reliable security cover. Contrary to what most people know, life can actually be really fun and free from all types of worries whether you are at your teenage years or golden years. Having a Senior Citizen Travel Insurance is just one of the many ways on how you can travel the world despite the risks that may come with having an old age.

Senior Citizen Travel Insurance is a beneficial form of insurance that can cover unexpected expenses and help a senior citizen deal with the health-related problems he may experience during a scheduled trip. Basically, it covers a senior’s monetary loss and medical expenses; and in case a senior citizen loses his baggage or cancels his trip, the Senior Citizen Travel Insurance can help him anytime to deal with any unfavorable circumstance he is currently facing. This is exactly why you should make sure that you already have one way before you decide to travel in the next two weeks or so.

Since travelling in your golden years can be a bit of a risk, the Senior Citizen Travel Insurance has been designed to have a 24-hour helpline that can advise you what to do just in case you encounter a problem while you are travelling. Although several things may spoil your trip, it is most definitely a good thing to have something as helpful as a Senior Citizen Travel Insurance that can assist you whenever you suddenly encounter health problems, just had experienced losing important travel documents, or your trip had been cut short. In case you are not feeling well during the day of your flight, the Senior Citizen Travel Insurance can automatically assist you in reimbursing all of your transportation charges. As a matter of fact, if you happen to cancel your trip within valid reason, all of the charges of the hotel and flight you have booked ahead of time will be entirely covered by the Senior Citizen Travel Insurance.

You should also check your car insurance to see whether it covers if you are driving abroad on holiday. Some good site for learning more about this are Bilforsikring (on Danish),, and 21st

So far, the best benefit that you can get from the Senior Citizen Travel Insurance as a person up in his years is a medical assistance which you can make use of if ever you get injured or sick in the middle of your trip. More importantly, if you ever encounter an accident, the Senior Citizen Travel Insurance can easily accommodate you as you seek medical treatment abroad.

These are just some of the benefits one can get from taking a good and reliable senior citizen travel insurance. In sum, having such insurance is a very effective way for a senior to take full benefit of all the opportunities that can be enjoyed by someone who has just retired after years of hard work and unsuccessful attempts of de-stressing. It is, without a doubt, a good type of reward you can give to yourself in your golden years.

There are many sites where you can compare prices on senior travel insurances.


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So you’re planning a trip to the Maldives but don’t know what to do, yet you know that it’s definitely more than soaking in the sun? No worries, the Maldives may be known for its beautiful beaches, emerald green water and dramatic sunsets, but there also several great activities that you can do here:

1. Island Hopping
Most visitors to the Maldives remain in their resorts without seeing much of the country, speaking, visits to local islands aside Male are very rare. As it’s not possible to explore the Maldives by car, there are two common ways of getting around: by boat or by plane. Boats are great for shorter distances while planes allow you to cover more within a short period. Almost all resorts and local travel agencies based in Male offer Island Hopping by boat, whereat trips are usually made to local islands to catch a glimpse of typical Maldivian life.
There are small domestic planes (a number of small airports can be found on larger islands) which cover mainly farther destinations but there are also sea planes that connect resorts with the airport in Male, Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. The latter one is ideal for covering islands and resorts in neighbouring atolls. There are currently two seaplane companies that allow you to charter planes, Maldivian Air Taxi and Trans Maldivian Airways; you can contact their counters in the airport or via the reception in your resort.

2. Robinson Crusoe Experience
Let’s be honest, haven’t you ever thought about living on a deserted island with nothing more than a few coconut palms, white sandy beach around you and direct access to the beautiful turquoise ocean? At least for a couple of hours, you can make this dream come true. Resorts as well as many travel agencies offer this unforgettable experience where you’re left alone on an uninhabited islands (in reachable distance to your hotel) , equipped with nothing more than a picnic basket and a mobile phone for emergency cases. Tour organizers may have a fix schedule, therefore, ask your resort’s Guest Relations for a customized itinerary.

3. Explore Male City
Male is the only island which can be considered a city. With a population of over 100.000 on just 5.8 sq km, Male is among the most densely populated cities in the world and walking along the busy streets doesn’t feel different from cities like Bangkok or Jakarta. Male may not be the most beautiful city, but it’s a vibrant and bustling place that is worth a visit, while major places can be easily seen within half a day. Wake up early to visit the famous fish market (great spot for taking amazing photos), followed by a visit to the Islamic Centre, an interesting place which serves as mosque and museum. Other spots to include in your itinerary are the National Museum, Sultan’s Palace and the Tsunami Monument. Don’t forget to indulge to Maldivian cuisine as well; while main dishes are mostly served with tuna, you should try traditional sweet dishes along with a hot coffee and for snacking, go for ‘Hedhikaa’, so called ‘short-eats’, where you can select between various sweet and savoury snacks of your choice, available in many local coffee shops or bakeries.

4. Go Underwater
What would be a visit to the Maldives without seeing the mesmerizing underwater world? Luckily, you don’t need to be a certified diver to see the wonderful corals and extraordinary marine life. Resorts /hotels/guest houses usually offer goggles and fins for rent at affordable prices. Watersport shops that offer snorkelling equipment can be found on various lager local islands as well, but it’s not always the case. The Maldivian underwater world varies from north to south, speaking no place is like the other. South Ari Atoll is widely considered as the atoll with most beautiful corals and marine world. A different way to go underwater can be found near Male, where you can go aboard an underwater boat, known as ‘Whale Submarine’.

5. Fishing
Even if you have never tried fishing before, you should seriously consider giving it a shot when visiting the Maldives. There are two major ways of fishing here: the traditional way and the action-packed Big Game Fishing. The traditional way takes place just before sunset, where a dhoni (typical wooden style boat, motorized) sets off from the resort and stops usually in close distance to an uninhabited island. Your equipment is nothing more than a classic wooden rod, but it allows you to catch groupers, white –and red snappers. Big Game Fishing is ideal for adrenalin junkies where you leave with a sport boat before sunrise to distant places in order to catch marlins or tunas. Most resorts offer to fry/grill your catch afterwards.


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Looking for a special souvenir but can’t find anything? You always wanted to try Lanna style dishes but didn’t know where? Although Chiang Mai offers plenty of dining and shopping opportunities, it’s the markets that turn shopping and eating into a special experience! Here are seven must see markets in Chiang Mai:

1. Saturday Night Market (Saturday Night Walking Street)
Every Saturday, the famous Wualai Road, Chiang Mai’s silversmith quartier, turns into a bustling market area which is entirely closed for traffic. Thousands of visitors are drawn by the countless vendors who open their stalls along the length of the road as well as several side roads. Take your time to soak into the wonderful atmosphere, watch people haggling, indulge to delicious Thai snacks or simply look for great souvenirs for family and friends. Just in case you should be tired from all the walking, pamper yourself at one of the dozens of open air massage places for a relaxing foot massage.

Location: along Wualai Road, starting from Chiang Mai Gate.
Open: Saturdays, 17:00-midnight.

2. Sunday Night Market (Sunday Night Walking Street)
The Sunday Night Market is a huge market area which starts at Thapae Gate and goes along the entire stretch of Rachadamnoen Road and its many alleys. It’s in many ways similar to the Saturday Night Market (the roads are closed as well) but several times bigger in size. This market is the place to go if you’re looking for unique handicraft items made from materials like ceramic, silk or wood (among others). It gets quickly busy after sunset when the market really comes alive with lots of entertaining performers and buskers.

Location: along Rachadamnoen Road, starting from Thapae Gate.
Open: Sundays, 16:00-midnight.

3. Chiang Mai Gate
There are two daily markets taking place at Chiang Mai Gate, one in the morning and the other one at night. The morning market is still a hidden gem as it’s not much frequented by visitors; it comprises of a canopied area with solely food sellers and an outside area where vendors sell flowers, clothes, linen and various household items. Come early enough to watch locals buying their daily goods and monks collecting alms. The atmosphere provides fantastic photo opportunities as well.
The night market opens around 17:00 and is only focused around food. You can get mainly Thai dishes here, such as Som Tam (green shredded papaya salad), or the famous Pad Thai, but also a few international dishes such as chicken kebab and biryani. Almost all vendors offer seating facilities as well.

Location: Chiang Mai Gate
Open: daily, morning market – 04:00-12:30; night market: 17:00-midnight.

4. Warorot Market
Warorot is located in the heart of Chiang Mai’s Chinatown and is basically a multi-storey building with dozens of food vendors on the ground floor while you can find lots of small shops selling shoes, clothes and household items on the upper floors. This bustling mall is accompanied by a colourful market just outside the building where you can literally find anything from fruits and vegetables over spices and cooked meals to flowers, toys, watches and electronics. Warorot is also a great place to sample various northern Thai-style dishes, like Sai Oua (grilled pork sausage stuffed with herbs).

Location: 10-15 minutes walking from Thapae Gate, near Ping River.
Open: 05:00-18:00 (Warorot); 05:00-23:00 (the market)

5. Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
The daily occurring Night Bazaar takes place along the stretch of Chan Klang Road with its many side roads and enjoys lots of popularity from its visitors. The vendors here offer significant different items as oppose to the aforementioned Saturday –and Sunday Night Market especially lots of copycat material like DVDs and Rolex watches can be found here. Nevertheless, you can also find lots of unique things here such as luggage –and travel accessories, sunglasses, household items, smooth silk scarfs and much more. If you’re looking for handicraft items, consider visiting Warorot Market as you can get it cheaper there. Generally, be ready to haggle, as you can expect a discount of 25-30%. Dozens of food stalls, eateries and restaurants can be found around the Night Bazaar, speaking you can easily recharge while shopping.

Location: Chan Klang Road
Open: daily, 17:00-00:00.

6. Anusarn Market
Anusarn Market is a small canopied stretch which is connected to the above mentioned Night Bazaar where vendors primarily offer handicraft items similar to those for sale at Saturday –and Sunday Night Market. In addition, you can find numerous Arabic restaurants here, as well as the famous Ladyboy Cabaret.

Location: Chang Klan Road
Open: daily, 18:00- midnight

7. Chang Puak Fresh Market
Located near Chang Puak Gate (which is also known as ‘North Gate’) comes this large market where vendors selling lip-smacking Thai dishes. Enough tables and chairs are around, take a bit of time with you to sample as many dishes as you can.

Location: near Chang Puak Gate.
Open: daily, 17:00-midnight.


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