Best Xmas Markets in Europe

Christmas (Xmas) is the season of family time, celebrations and lots of shopping!! And what are the best places for buying gifts if not the Xmas markets?! Europe has plenty of local Xmas markets and we chose the most popular markets that you can choose to go to this Xmas season:

3. Vienna - Austria

Xmas markets in Vienna have become one of the most popular markets not only in Austria, but in Europe. A lot of tourists visit Vienna during Christmas Season because of the local markets which date back since 1298. The capital holds various Christmas Market Villages across the city and each one being unique. To find out more about these magical markets, click here.

Where: On the square in front of the City Hall
When: 17th November - 26th December 2017
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 10am - 9.30pm, Fri and Sat 10am - 10pm; 7th December 10am - 10pm, 24th December 10am - 6pm, 25th and 26th December 11am - 9.30pm

2. Dusseldorf - Germany

For Gingerbread lovers, Dusseldorf is heaven! Here you will find miniature houses made of gingerbread and many other delicious treats. There are 5 themed Xmas markets and all of them spread across the city centre, with free access ice skating at the Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz.

Where: City Centre
When: 23th November - 23rd December 2017
Opening hours: Daily 11am–8pm, Fri–Sat until 9pm, closed on Nov 26.

1. Brussels - Belgium

Xmas markets in Brussels are epic. There are over 250 chalets spread across 2 kms long, making Brussels the largest Xmas markets city in Europe. The atmosphere is very jolly, with live choir music playing and the scent of hot chocolate in the air, you feel like you don't want to leave this place.

Where: the Squares, Haren, Neder-Over-Heembeek and Laeken
When: 24th November - 31st December 2017
Opening hours: Mon to Thurs: 12pm–9pm, Fri: 12pm–10pm, Sat to Sun: 11am–10pm

We would love to hear from you, which Xmas markets do you love the most..we will have them included in our next blog!

Sunny Holidays in October and November

Holidays in the Sun

Not everyone gets the chance to go away on holidays during summer season, but this doesn't mean that you can't enjoy a summer escapade during the rest of the year. We are lucky to live on such a diverse planet, where seasons differ from continent to continent. As the northern hemisphere is now getting colder, our neighbours in the south are enjoying warmer weather and the beginning of their travel pick season.

At aircrewser, we chose top 5 hot destinations which are the most popular during the months of October and November. Please hover on each destination to find out the average temperatures and average daily spending per person.

5. Santorini - Greece

October: 20°   |  November: 17°

October: 20° | November: 17°

Avg. daily cost per person: €98 / $116

 

4. Lanzarote - Spain

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October: 24° | November: 21°

Avg. daily cost per person: €129 / $152

 

3. Dubai - United Arab Emirates

October: 33°   |  November: 28°

October: 33° | November: 28°

Avg. daily cost per person: AED1,059 / $282

 

2. Bali - Indonesia

October: 27°   |  November: 27°

October: 27° | November: 27°

Avg. daily cost per person: Rp825,784 / $61

1. Brisbane - Australia

October: 23°   |  November: 25°

October: 23° | November: 25°

Avg. daily cost per person: AU$160 / $123

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Tell us what is your favourite destination for sunny holidays during October and November.

Trader Vic’s Happy Hour

If you’re looking for a great spot for happy hour in Dubai to enjoy with your friends, Trader Vic’s is the place to be. Located in the beautiful Madinat Jumeirah from 18:00 – 20:00 you get 50% off on selected cocktails, drinks and bites to eat from the menu.

Went in a group of friends and definitely enjoyed the great vibe, decor, drinks and barbites. It starts getting livelier around 20:00 and the live salsa band comes out to play at around 21:00.

In short, Trader Vic’s is a place with tasty cocktails, lovely live salsa music, amazing atmosphere and its situated in a great location with a beautiful view. Really worth a visit.

 

For more details about the venue click here

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Flyingfoxy: “Be open to new destinations”

In this interview series, we have Katrin, also known as Flyingfoxy by her growing number of social media followers, who gladly is going to share a glimpse of her personal travel experience from around the world and also provide us some of her best recommendations.

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Tell us a bit about yourself and how long are you working as a flight attendant? Why did you pick this job?

My name is Katrin, I am 30 years old and working as a flight attendant for Lufthansa since almost 3 years now. I was working as a product manager in the fashion industry before, but came to a point when I realized that this is not
the life I want to live. I needed a change to something that would give back to me more than just some money at the end of the month. I wanted to so something that has to to do with traveling even more and being more flexible and free, also when it comes to responsibilities and pressure. So I decided to apply at Lufthansa and became a flight attendant!
Working in the job now I can combine many things that are important to me as traveling all the time, meeting many new people, discovering food trend, my hobby photography and writing my travel blogs. I have much more time than before and can plan my life more flexible and spontaneous even though I don’t earn much money.

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What are your favorite destinations and what you love the most about them?

That’s a tough question. ☺ There are so many amazing and beautiful places and countries around the world! But my favorite country is South Africa. This is a place where I can imagine moving some day and spending my life!
It’s the combination of everything: the weather, the countryside, the Architecture, the wine business, the quality of the food and the price level of everything you need! Every time I travel there I am always in a good mood and enjoy every day to the fullest! My dream is to run a guesthouse with a little café attached there, building a family and own some animals.
In my opinion everyone should travel to this breathtaking place at least once in their life! I have many travel reports about South Africa on my blog www.flyingfoxy.com and I think only the pictures speak for themselves!

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What type of activities you like doing when travelling and why?

When I am travelling I am an explorer. I love to see and discover as many new things and places as possible. Mostly I do lots of research in advance, as anticipation for me is almost just as nice as the travelling itself! I use
social media as Pinterest, Instagram and the blogs of other travel bloggers to get inspirations about new destinations and what I can do there. I love original coffeeshops that serve good coffee and strolling through local markets. That’s what I definetly do every time I am travelling. I love to get a car and combine city trips with excursions in the surroundings. I always want to see as much as possible at every place I am going to. Also to write good and helpful content for the readers of my travel blog www.flyingfoxy.com

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What is your favorite cuisine and what place serves your best dish?

Well, as I am definitely what you would call a “foodie” I love ALL kind of food! Food is for me one of the most important parts, when travelling! Trying new local dishes and products and exploring foreign cuisines. Countries that always serve the best food for me are Italy and Vietnam. Whatever you pick from the menu, it can’t get wrong! Foodpoprn at its
best!

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What would be your best recommendation for those who love traveling?

Oh, there are so many…
Be open for new destinations! Even if you don’t know anyone who has been there already! Make your own experiences!

Follow some good travel bloggers and use all the options for inspirations and research we have nowadays! We live in a time where we can jump on an airplane and fly to any country within a only a few hours! We should use these possibilities the best we can and explore as many beautiful places on earth we can! Working as a flight attendant is very helpful, doing this! ☺

I love finding accommodations on Airbnb. You get in touch with locals much easier and only they know the real insider tips you need to get an unforgettable time! Try to find original accommodations beside the huge hotel chains and live inbetween the local people, wherever you go! Always had the best times using Airbnb!

Try to travel on your own at least once! For me it was such a new and inspiring experience of having a good time, even if I was afraid of being all on my own at a foreign place! But it turned out to be the best thing ever! It is such a different way of travelling and enjoying special moments with your own. Just let yourself flow without discussing with others! For me travelling on my own is the best way to breathe and let my thoughts become clear again!

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If you need any inspirations for new beautiful travel destinations check out my blog www.flyingfoxy.com

 

morocco delight

La Sultana Marrakech: Moroccan Delight

Did you ever wish of escaping somewhere out of this world? Reading all about Ji Kim's experience in La Sultana, made us jealous and wish we could go there tomorrow.

By simply looking at the photos you will understand why.

 

A luxurious and relaxing escape in La Sultana

La Sultana is a luxurious spa resort situated in the heart of Marrakech city. Marrakech means 'Land of God' and is one of the oldest cities in Morocco. 

Once you step in La Sultana, you will forget about anything happening outside those walls. Everything is mesmerising, from the interior decor, local cuisine and spa treatments to their customer service and attention to detail. 

This Arabian delight can be the ideal relaxing escape, either if you decide to try it out with your group of friends or make it a special romantic escape with your loved one. It is something different and unique. The best time to visit Marrakech is between mid March to May and then September to November. This is when the weather is at its best.

According to Ji, you must try out the early bird breakfast and then breakfast by the pool. The food not only looks amazing but it tastes heavenly. And by looking at these pictures I couldn't agree any less.

La Sultana should definitely be on your travelling list.

 

 

Note* The source of this post is @theclassycloud.

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