Monday, March 23, 2015
#WINE IN THE BAG
3 TIPS TO CARRY YOUR PRECIOUS WINE BACK HOME
There is no country in the world who produces such quality and diversity wines as France, is the Nation with the longest history in wine, therefore Is a MUST you come back home and bring some beautiful wine with you, maybe as a souvenir vacation, a present or to enjoy at an evening at home, but how to pack it safe for the airplane without breaking this beautiful elexir?
Here are some tips:
BE AWARE OF AIRPORT RESTRICTIONSUnderstand the restictions of each airport where you travel before purchasing the bottle and the best way to do it is through checked baggage , normally the restrictions are:
Travellers cant transport bottles with more than 70% alcohol and can only take five liters alcohol between 24% and 70%
But with wine you are pretty much safe, wine almost always falls below 24% alcohol content
PACK IT SAFELYWe can get very creative here... first the most proper way would be buying a wine travel bag, WineSkin transport bag are normally available through website or in verious retailers, which is a very safe way to do it, however if you arenot planning to spend in any extra gadget, you can use literally your socks in the bottle of the neck and then wrap the rest in your own clothing and pack it in the middle, this will help you to reduce the amount of movement inside the suitcase.
PLAN B: DIRECT SHIPPINGIf you are planning to take more than 5 bottles home maybe this could be the best option for you, if you go to visit a big Winerie store in France ask the retailer for a direct shipping, normally they do, the prices can vary.
Once you are home with your wine safe and secure
IS TIME TO #ENJOY!
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
2. Prepare your "flight outfit" in advance, can help you conserve valuable carry-on space, and better wear your heaviest items like winter clothes and big boots, you also dont need to wear your best clothes try to go as confy as you can.
3. Prepare in advance to where you are heading, research, learn couple of phrases, select the top places you want to visit.
4. Indetify your must-haves! be honest you dont need your 4 bags of make-up, 10 shoes, 3 pets and your grandmas slippers...
5. Familiarize yourself with the train and bus services, dowload an app, check your routes, will save you so much time once you arrive.
And for the last but not the least...
WHAT OTHER TIPS YOU USE WHEN TRAVELLING LE WEEK-END?
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Language like a...
Prepare in Advance
You do not need to know all the tenses and accents of all the words of the language you are going to hear for your next vacation but get some basics
Standards like: Hello! Goodbye, Please, Thank you, I am sorry Excuse Me.
Usuful Others: Do you speak English? What is the cost? Table for two, Where is the bathroom will save you time.
Also learn some emergency words, doesnt mean you are going to use them, but is better to be safe. For example:Police, Emergency, Help.
Great help will be to memorize different types of words that you think you will have to use in your trip, no need to memorize the whole dictionary, just pick some that will be useful for you.
if you want to go deeper with the language our favorite is DUOLINGO, a great app to learn foreign languages from the beginning to advance
Use your SmartphoneNot just to move around the city but also dowload some app to translate,
Google translate is a great option, recognizes voice, handwriting and even pictures
Dont be shy and InteractInteracting with Locals is the best way to know the culture their traditions and their language, even you are really into learning the language in some countries offerlanguage class trades, if ou have friedns in the city you are visiting tell them to let you order the coffees and pastries when you meet!
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Monday, February 9, 2015
5 FUN FACTS YOU DIDNT KNOW ABOUT PARIS
1. BONJOUR PAR TOUT
There is a communal thinking that French people is really rude, but they are such a polite country, so when entering any store, restaurant, bar, boulangerie or evene the elevator (basically anywhere you go) the courtesy of saying BONJOUR/BONSOIR is very important, unless you want to be completely ignored or be treated bad, and dont forget this comes with a Merci, Au Revoir, Bonne Journée on your way out (thank you, good bye, have a nice day)
Yes, just like you read it, is called PICARD, and honeslty is really good, is high quality food and decent prices, you can find everything for a great meal, from delicious "Tartare au Saumon", "Foie Gras" to the very delicious "Moelleux au Chocolat"
If you had visited the "Bastille" and realize there is no more foretress but a column instead don't think that was because of the french revolution of 1789 but instead the Revolution of 1830 called The Three Glorious Days, at is engraved with the names of those who died during those three days.
You decided to hang out with some french friends, you order some wine, beers, etc wait, dont put that glass inyour lips before toasting with literally EVERYONE in the table, clink glasses and look them in the eyes, plus dont cross arms with other clinkers, yes yes very important there are many theories of why they do that but apparently is bad luck, or 7 years of apparently not good sex...
What do you think are the more fun facts in your Experience at Paris?
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Monday, February 2, 2015
In this era must of people has curiosity, had to, or decided to work or study abroad. Discovering a new culture, trying new dishes, visiting museums and having new friends sounds very exciting and definitely something to remember of, but inside all this beauty must people doesn't know that there are different stages one goes through when adjusting to new styles of leaving, all people and cultures are different, and sometimes is hard to understand the there are little tiny cultural details we have to pay around in order to have a better and more enriching experience.
First of all: what is cultural shock?
According to Online Investopedia
is "A feeling of uncertainty, confusion or anxiety that people experience when visiting, doing business in or living in a society that is different from their own." to put it more clearly is when you move somewhere else and everything is unfamiliar; from the language probably to the customs and the weather, life is conducted differently, restaurants can be closed or opened at different hours, even buying bread can be a totally different experience and you can feel sad or lonely, be more vulnerable, sens of homesick...
So here we present you four awesome tips to overcome it
1. Meet new people!
Join a club, take some classes, do sports, go to a sauna place,
make some friends that will help you to be connected to people when you are felling down
2. "Comfy" mode
Enjoy little details where you go, be sure your own space is
cozy for you, take the extra time
you need to make yourself feel comfortable wherever you are...
3. Be Adventurous
Discover your city, try new places and find your favorite spot to eat, take a walk, breathe, visit important monuments or discover the park around the corner, do something unknown, you will get surprised of the beauty around you
4. Feel "home"
This will help you to miss home less, don't complicate too much just do simple little things that will bring you comfort and happiness. For example, go for a search of ingredients to do your favorite dish, or listen to your favorite music, find a way to incorporate your culture, maybe gather with some friends and share all cultures in a fun dinner meanwhile don't forget to keep in touch with your love ones they will appreciate it and you will feel a sense of home anywhere you go...
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