Author: Nilsa Blumer

Shopping and More in Dubai

While Dubai grew on the back of trade and oil and natural gas revenue, reserves of the latter are not expected to last more than 20 years. The Emirate has followed a consistent policy of developing an economy where oil will be insignificant and less than 10% is in fact based upon the main resource of the Middle East. The growth in the oil price was a spur to concentrate on trade and tourism with huge construction plans regularly coming off the drawing board.  However, if anything it is as famous for its shopping as anything else. Shopping Shopping...

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Budget Travel Tips for Backpackers

    Backpacking on a budget? You’re not alone. In fact, part of the backpacking experience is seeing how many countries you can see on the money you’ve got! Luckily, there are some fantastic ways to save money on the road and you can take advantage. And traveling more cheaply offers the opportunity to really immerse in the local culture, rather than staying far away at high-end resorts! So follow these tips for a great and budget-friendly backpacking experience:  Prepare Wisely Even if you plan to fly by the seat of your pants when traveling, take care of some...

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Top Tips to Save on a New Zealand Holiday

New Zealand is a dream destination for an increasing number of travellers. With it’s near perfect beaches, mountains, wildlife and Maori culture it is easy to see why more people are choosing to see New Zealand. It isn’t cheap to explore this popular tourist destination – you have to take in to consideration quite an expensive long haul flight. Once you’ve arrived at your destination food and excursions can see your original budge blown out of the window.  It is still possible to travel around New Zealand on a budget. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best...

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Best Local Neighborhoods in Singapore

Singapore is just fantastic! Whether you decide to save up your hard-earned dollars, or take advantage of a credit card promotion to reduce costs, a visit here is a must. Made up of many islands, Singapore has many extraordinary neighborhoods as well. The following are among the best Singapore has to offer: Holland Village A great neighborhood for the free-spirited, Holland Village is a perfect mix of upscale and trendy. Once strongly influenced by Dutch culture, this area has become a haven for an expatriate population. This has led to an influx of ethnically diverse foods, art and vendors....

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Hanito at Pasta de Waraku

The concept of Waraku revolves around creating a casual and relaxing environment for diners to enjoy a wide variety of authentic Japanese food at affordable prices. Waraku also aims to put a smile on every customer’s face with its quality food and service. That’s why Pasta de Waraku brought the Japanese treat Hanito to our shores, the Shibuya Original Honey Toast sensation. Admit it! Everyone loves dessert, especially one that is delicious, unique and fun – thick whole buttered toast cubes, oozing with sweet honey and sinfully topped with ice cream, fruits and all things nice! HANITO has a...

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