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INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT QUEBEC CITY

Blog, Destinations, North America - GoroadTrip - January 9, 2019

Quebec is a small city capital of the Canadian province of Quebec. Slitting the conjoined rivers – St. Lawrence and St. Charles this city of French origin provides a number of attractions for the locals as well as the tourists to soak their eyes in. Major Quebec attractions would be linked to the heritage and historical significance of this delta city.
1. First in the line of Quebec attractions that also exhibit an interesting piece of knowledge would be the 400 years of history the city has to offer. Discovered and explored by French explorer Jacques Cartier, about 4 centuries ago this became a permanent settlement for a large number of French immigrants. This was later turned into a proper place to settle down in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain and hence the first official settlement in Canada came up as Quebec City.

2. Quebec major facts which also form a part of Quebec attractions would be the inherent French culture that was developed in this town 4 centuries ago. A significant influence of the Quebec culture thereby exhibits a rational blend with French culture and makes one feel like Europe while visiting this place. The major population of Quebec City is therefore of French origin speaking only English and French.
3. Quebec attractions and also the entire city of Quebec itself have been declared as the UNESCO World heritage site owing to its 400 years old historical significance. The major reason for Quebec City to form a part of the world heritage site is the city walls. 4.6kms long walls surround the city which was built by the French for defense purposes. However, even after Canada gained independence these city walls were kept intact to form a major part of tourist attraction.
4. A Catholic church, Notre-Dame also makes it to the list of major Quebec attractions and still stands tall as it used to since its establishment in 1647. This was built to look like a replica to the St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City. Decorated with gold baldachin over the alar and tabernacle this 4-century old church forms a major attraction in the city of Quebec.
5. Quebec city’s legacy in the field of education also forms a major part of Quebec attractions. This city has a rich educational culture dating back to 1600s. The first school was founded in 1663 which later became the oldest and first French-language University in Canada in the year 1852. The Catholic Ursuline nuns founded the first school for girls in Quebec City which dates back to as old as 1642.

6. Last but definitely not the least in the list of Quebec attractions would be the food of Quebec. It is the home to Poutine, a French delicacy with French fries topped with cheese curds and brown gravy.
Despite the fact that the list does not cover all the Quebec attractions, it still points out the major facts about the city which would create an alluring experience for the travelers.

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EXPLORE THE AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL CITY

Blog, Destinations, North America - GoroadTrip - January 6, 2019

It is quite difficult to list down all the amazing and fun places you can visit and the alluring things to do in Montreal. However, the list has attempted to cover maximum possible places and things that can be experienced while in Montreal. Montreal must be in the bucket-list for many and it is very important to tick off a few places and a few things to do in Montreal during the visit.
1. Scale the Mont-Royal – The first addition to the list of things to do in Montreal would be to scale up the Mont Royal either on foot or in a bus. It is an absolutely exhilarating experience as one can also see the entire city of Montreal from the Belvedere observatory. However, if a person can rise up early and dare to catch the sunrise from behind the skyscrapers, it will create a lasting impression in their minds forever.

2. Go for the gastronomical tour – While considering the things to do in Montreal, missing out on the various amazing culinary experiences would be a strict no. Montreal has restaurants plowing the streets which are higher than the number of restaurants in New York on a per capita basis. The food is exquisite, delicious and mouth-watering. Experiencing the “Mile End food tour” will be one of a kind for anyone visiting this place.
3. Gorging on the poutine should be an important addition to the things to do in Montreal. Poutine is basically French fries served with cheese and brown gravy. However, with some modifications, it also comes with pork and other non-vegetarian items. Trying out the Poutine is something very important for anyone visiting Montreal since such an exquisite dish with a similar taste will not be available anywhere else.
4. Smoked meat sandwich – Montreal offers a 4-inch thick fully loaded meat sandwich that would be enough to fill up any stomach of whatsoever size. Trying out the smoked meat sandwich at Lester’s deli in Outremont is a must though
5. Take a walk on St. Paul Street – Walking along the Old parts of Montreal helps tourists to experience the beauty of European culture in Montreal. The streets of St. Paul’s thrive with cafes, bars, art galleries, souvenir shops and many such places where the tourists can shop without a fringe since Montreal is a cheap place to live and reside.

6. A tour of the market – Another important addition to the list of things to do in Montreal would be to visit one of the amazing markets in Montreal. Visiting the market would be a brilliant way to interact with the locals and have an opportunity to taste something new. Almost all varieties of Maple products are available in the market.
Keeping such exquisite experiences in mind it is important to relish the beautiful city of Montreal to the maximum glory possible. The city of Montreal is bound to create an exhilarating experience for anyone looking to soak up some brilliant experience.

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Fun things to do when travelling through the UK

Blog, Europe - GoroadTrip - January 2, 2019

The United Kingdom offers its visitors an array of experiences that differ from other you may find across Europe. Whilst most tourists find themselves drawn to London and Cambridge, one should not be restricted, and it is in fact a good idea to explore options that spread all over the UK to make the trip the most memorable it can be.

Visit and stay at York

York is loaded with millennia of history and has multiple attractions. The York Maze is one such that promises to be great fun. Although it is open to visitors only from mid July to beginning of September, it is famous for the Giant Maize Maze consisting of a million maize plants. Kids will have fun solving the Finger Fortune Maze and the Maze of Illusions, amongst others. There are multiple BnB’s and flat share options at York that are easy on the pocket. Some offer special rates for students making for a more affordable option.

Fingal’s Cave

The astonishing beauty of the Fingal’s Cave has drawn people from across genres including Pink Floyd and Jules Verne. The spectacular hexagonal basalt columns that make up the interiors create a pathway that people can walk over and reach the insides of the cave. The amazing acoustics produced at times inside the cave also causes it to be called “Cave of Melody”. Its beauty has inspired people of all walks of life. One can reach it by boat to the nearest ferry or by bus, and there are also train services.

Hire a canal boat

UK is famous for its landscape which is laced with canals and waterways. A fun way to see this for yourself is to explore the canals on a canal boat. You can cruise around the canals of London, the infamous Leeds-Liverpool canal and even through Ireland on these. An entirely water-based route through Bath and Edinburgh can be chalked out. The canal boats are equipped with most amenities like showers, beds, kitchens and adequate heating. The beautiful views along the way make it all worth it. The famed English countryside is explored at its best in this manner.

Harry Potter tour

Platform 9 and 3/4th is the stuff of legends and no one, young or old, wants to give this tour a miss. A whole new industry has been spawned around ‘The Boy who Lived’ and the Harry Potter experience is a magical place to visit. Filled with merchandise shops and other things relatable to the famed series; the excitement is never ending. Getting a chance to ride your own broomstick, visiting Dumbledore’s office, the wonders never cease. The walking tour takes you to film locations where you can identify a lot of what you watched on the screen.

Cider-making course

Add a little zing to your UK tour with a cider-making course. It promises to be a lot of fun. You are a part of every step of the process, from selecting the apples to the finished product. You end up with about 25 litres of apple juice which you ferment to get your very own cider. It is easy to choose and book a course that suits you best online.

There are different aspects to travel worldwide. Fun activities thrown into your itinerary will only enhance your experience for the best.

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5 Unforgettable Experiences to be Had Abroad

Blog, Europe - GoroadTrip - January 2, 2019

Do you ever experience wanderlust and crave new challenges and adventures? Do you have a desire to immerse yourself in new cultures and to take on tasks and rolls beyond your norm? Then below are some great ideas for you.

Work in Europe

European counties come up with a wide range of recruitment opportunities in various fields; you can do anything from working in a bar, to being a butler in a private household. Factors like high standard of living in most of the European countries, excellent economic condition, booming industrialization, easy access to state of the art technology and a progressive social structure collectively open up a world of newer prospects.

Experience working in various fields all over Europe. For instance, Germany, England, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Scotland, Ireland, Russia, and Switzerland are all excellent countries to work in fields of medicine, law, engineering and economics just to name a few. Not only is Europe an extremely popular place to study in but is also draws people in to work and I could not recommend it more.

Enjoy a Ski season

The ski season is one of the most enchanting tourist attractions of Italy. Come winter, and thousands from around the world throng places like Paganella, Kronplatz, Via Lattea, Latemar, Monte Bondone, Montecampe, Campitello Matese and a quite few other ski resorts to get the feel of the chill and snow of the mighty Alps.

Experience an island life

Visiting the Mediterranean island of Malta has always been an overwhelming experience, more so when you can enjoy the festive period of Christmas by the sea. Breathtaking views are there to welcome you along the rocky coastline of the island, and if you are game for some diving and snorkelling experience, the ocean is always there to entice you.

Visit UNESCO listed sites

If you are planning a tour abroad, do not forget to rope in UNESCO world heritage sites in your ‘to-visit’ list. From the artistic palaces of the historic port city of Genoa, to the cultural core of Bordeaux, tours of heritage sites can indeed be a phenomenal experience.

Tour around Italy

Italy, with all its natural beauty is a dream to tour around. Its landscape consists of pristine seas, snowy mountains, vast, sprawling meadows and plains, famous wineries and lush, green country sides and an extremely rich history and heritage that date back to thousands of years, making it one of the most sought-after countries in Europe.

The most fascinating places to visit in Italy are Rome, with all its historical monuments and remnants that remind us of the indomitable Roman Empire. Then there is Naples with its turquoise beaches, the infamous Mt. Vesuvius, the ancient ruins of the doomed Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae, the colourful Sorrento and Amalfi Coast, the fascinating Porta Nolana and so many other things. Then who can forget Venice with its canals and gondolas and the medieval architecture that dates back to the age of renaissance? There are also Turin, Genoa, Verona, Florencethe, the famous Vatican City and of course Pisa to visit, along with its numerous other culturally and historically rich cities.

Excited? Gear up and pack your bags; the world abroad is beckoning.

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SOME OF THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT AND TOP THINGS DO TO IN ROSARIO

America, Blog, South America - GoroadTrip - December 30, 2018

Being the birthplace of Che Guevara and Lionel Messi and also the third largest city in Argentina, people generally tend to visit this place as a part of their expedition tours and packages. People tend to wonder what to do in Rosario. However, the list below details and places to visit and things to do in Rosario, Argentina

  • Monumento Nacional a la Bandera – One of the most recognized places in Rosario hence the first addition of what to do in Rosario is the National Flag Monument. This monument houses the tomb of the creator of the Argentinean Flag, Manuel Belgrano. In addition to the historical significance of this monument, it also adds a value for those who wish to climb its tower in order to enjoy a panoramic view of the entire city of Rosario.
  • If one wonders what to do in Rosario, Kayaking and cycling are the most attractive ways to explore the city of Rosario. Hiring a cycle and cycling all around the stretches and lanes of the city is an exhilarating experience. Kayaking on the Parana River cruising along the narrow vastness of the city can also be an added adventure one can choose to witness. Hiring kayaks and cruising along the Parana River is a thrilling adventure to exit the mundane life of the city and explore the local wildlife.
  • Museo Historico Provincial – While we talk about what to do in Rosario and in order to relish its historical significance, museums are extremely important. With brilliant exhibits ranging from local artifacts to colonial displays and exhibitions on local drink, mate, the main history museum of Rosario offers a brilliant insight in the history and culture of the third largest city of Argentina.
  • Entre Rios 480 – The revolutionary Che Guevara once lived in this attractive neo-classical building which till date forms a part of the things to do in Rosario. This apartment building though is privately-owned yet that doesn’t stop onlookers to crowd around this place taking pictures.
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo – Also known as MACRO, Rosario’s museum of contemporary art forms an important addition to the list of things to do in Rosario. This museum houses the artwork of the young students local to the area. Visiting this place would provide an insight into the tourists regarding the local art and culture of Rosario.

The final addition to the list of what to do in Rosario would be the amazing green patches of land and parks it has to offer. Parque Independencia is the largest park in Rosario with a lake, beautiful ground and a wide array of vendors.
In this list of things to do in Rosario, these attractions form a major addition to the list of places tourist must see during their visit to Rosario. Rosario has so much to offer that the tourists often tend to get elated on seeing such beautiful and alluring sights.

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