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The Rylston London

Rylston barThe Rylston is lively and upbeat but in a chilled out, kick back with a pint and stay for a while kind of way. It’s a modern venue, clean and crisp, with a gallery of contemporary photography on the walls and huge decked garden to the rear, offering endless hours of delightful summer al fresco drinking and dining. Also look out for our winter BBQ’s! Get your layers on, and cozy up next to one of our Chimeneas.
A wood fired oven is put to good use by The Rylston’s chef, with his traditional British pub menu and his handmade pizzas. The handmade Pizza’s are a particular favourite on Friday’s and Saturday’s when you can buy a Pizza and a pint of beer for only £10. With a lazy Saturday breakfast and delicious Sunday lunch plus regular events, The Rylston has your every need pretty well covered.
Telephone 0207 381 0910

197 Lillie Road
Fulham
SW6 7LW

www.therylston.com

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England’s Lake District

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To tell you all that England’s Lake District, lets call it the Lake District, has to offer would take volumes of books, such is the diversity and excitement of the area. Many famous writers have written about and within the area, for instance Wainwright, who wrote the famous tour and walking guides for the area, providing countless walkers and cyclists with the joys of his writing, Beatrix Potter, who lived for many years in the heart of the Lake District at Hill Top, near Ambleside, which is now owned by the National Trust. Beatrix is famous of course for the creation of the tales of Peter Rabbit and his friends.

The Lake District is in the extreme North West of England, bordering Scotland to the north, Lancashire to the south and the Irish Sea to the west. It sits within the County of Cumbria and is a designated National Park, one of the busiest and most popular in the UK.

Whilst the Lake District isn’t widely know for it sunbathing weather, although if you are lucky to be there on a warm and balmy day, nothing beats it anywhere. the lakes wouldn’t exist if it didn’t get its fair share of rain. Or perhaps a little more than its fair share on occasion. It is this weather, the lakes, the many towns and villages and the wonderful mountains that make this place what it is and why it attracts so many people to sample its delights.

The Lake District in the spring and summer is glorious, but don’t stay away from here in the middle of winter. The snow on the tops and often at lower levels provides unequalled scenery, straight from a Christmas card. Your time spent here in winter can be refreshing and invigorating and is not quite as busy at it some times throughout the year.

If you are looking to stay in one of beautiful towns, consider Keswick, nestling next to Derwentwater in the northern lakes, ideal for walking the northern hills such as Blencathra, or take a ferry around the lake giving a different perspective on the area. Or consider Ambleside in the southern lakes on the shores of England’s biggest inland stretch of water, Lake Windermere. The western side of the lakes is less populated and provides a landscape in which you can loose yourself in, complete with England’s highest peak, Scarfell Pike and deepest inland lake, Wast Water, a dark and imposing place, with screes tumbling steeply into the water all along its north western flank.

Getting to the Lake District is easy by car or train, to Windermere and the choices of accommodation vary from spending an exciting and adventurous night in a tent, up to a luxury night in a top class hotel overlooking a lake.

The difficult choices of where to stay, what to do and where to enjoy your food are there to be made. The services of an experienced and knowledgeable tour guide could be the answer to making your stay smooth, relaxed and unforgettable.

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10 Things We Can’t Travel Without?

romania-MainThe excitement of getting away is as much fun as being away for many of us. However, in all the excitement we can forget to pack our holiday essentials.

So the question is what are the things we just can’t travel without? Well, here’s a list of the top ten items according to the internet’s travelling community…

1. Mobile Phone

Whether it’s to keep in touch or just for emergencies, it’s good to keep in touch.

2.A Camera

To record those memories forever don’t forget your battery charger and a spare memory card!

3.Music

The perfect soundtrack to our travels most of us just can’t travel without an i-pod or MP3 player!

4.A Good Book

While away boring delays at airports, or escape in the sunshine on a golden beach a good read is the perfect way to relax.

5.Credit Card

Just to be on the safe side!

6.Cash

So there’s no urgency to find a cash point or change over travellers cheques.

7.Travel Guide

Whether it’s back packing, an exploring city break or a far off adventure most travelers can’t leave home without the ultimate guide book. Get to know the local culture, places to go, things to see or just where’s good to eat and drink.

8.Travel Plug

For everything! Battery chargers, hair straighteners etc.

9.First Aid Kit

For any minor scrape, blister or worse.

10.A Pen

Keep in touch the old fashioned way.

Tour Croatia By Car

by: Aidan FitzgeralCroatias Plitvice National Parkd

Croatia is an ancient country with a long and distinguished past, but in the 20th century the country faced great hardship until it was declared independent in 1991 after a bitter war. Since then, Croatia has been growing in popularity as a tourist destination, due to its beautifully preserved Renaissance towns, extensive sandy coastline and of course, its stunning Mediterranean weather.

A good starting point for exploring Croatia is Zagreb. It’s the capital city located in the heart of the ‘horseshoe’ shaped Croatia and it’s a very popular tourist destination. Many tourists are tempted to skip it and head straight for the coast, but if you do the same you’ll be missing out. A visit to Ban Jela?i? Square is especially recommended as it’s filled with a large array of medieval churches, palaces, museums, galleries and government buildings.

Croatia Car Hire Tip: Croatia doesn’t have much motorways and many of the roads were in poor condition after the war, but the country has made great effort to repair them. It’s still a work in progress so best be aware when you’re planning your driving excursions.

To the east, there is the important inland town of Osijek (about 280km from Zagreb). This city saw an awful lot of the fighting during the war of independence and many of the buildings still bear the scars. One building in Osijek that did escape damage and is well worth seeing is the Tvr?a, an 18th century Hapsburg fortress. Anyone wishing to explore east Croatia and beyond, is sure to pass through Osijek. If you have time you could visit the town of Vukovar, which is about an hour away and is a sobering experience on the nature of war.

Croatia Car Hire Tip: The speed limit is 130km/h on motorways, 80km/h on main roads, and 50km/h inside in towns. Like most of the continent, driving is on the right.

To the west of Zagreb, travelling on the A1 to Bosiljevo and then the A6 to the coast you can find Rijeka (about 182km from Zagreb). Rijeka which is the largest seaport in the country is mostly about trade and transport, so isn’t as much of a tourist destination in itself. That being said, there is still some things worth seeing if you are passing through the town such as the Maritime Museum or perhaps head up to Trsat which is a restored fortress and it has many historic churches on site as well.

Croatia Car Hire Tip: It is illegal to overtake military convoys and long lines of traffic so its best to just be patient.

To the west of Rijeka for about 110km on the Istria Peninsula you can find Pula. Pula was originally a city in Italy but it was annexed after WWII and the majority of the Italian community fled persecution from the communist regime. Today the city is a popular tourist destination for its many Roman Ruins, including the Arena which is one of the largest Roman amphitheatres to survive to the modern day.

Croatia Car Hire Tip: Unlike many countries in Europe, the legal alcohol level in your blood is 0.0. The police are allowed to spot check randomly and any trace at all can lead to fines. Refusal to submit to inspection is seen as an admission of guilt.

Heading down the coast from Rijeka for about 224km you’ll find Zadar, which is a small city that is easy to get around. The city has some roman ruins though not as extensive as Pula. In addition to Roman ruins there is a large collection of churches which are built in various different styles from throughout the centuries. If you are travelling direct from Zagreb to Zadar you’ll pass the Plitvice Lakes National Park, which is one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the Europe and definitely worth a visit.

Croatia Car Hire Tip:Seatbelts are compulsory and headlights must be on at all times. In the event of even a minor car accident, the police HAVE to be called.

Further on down the coast you’ll find the second largest city in the country, Split. (It’s about a 4 hour drive from Zagreb on a newly opened motorway).This city was originally created as a retirement villa for a roman emperor Diocletian, and after a few centuries the interior was settled by refugees from another city. Today, much of the inner city still uses the original palace for its markets, shops and squares; there is even a Christian Cathedral which is set in Diocletian’s Mausoleum (Ironic given Diocletian reputation for the persecution of Christians!).

Croatia Car Hire Tip: Bosnia and Herzegovina has a small 26km stretch of coastline, which essentially splits Croatia in two. This shouldn’t be a problem as Croatia has good relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina and to cross the border you’ll only need your ID.

Continuing down the coast you’ll have to briefly pass through Bosnia and Herzegovina on your way to Dubrovnik. The city is about 216km from Split and is one of the main tourist areas of the country and indeed the Adriatic. The architecture of the city is especially interesting and though it was heavily damaged in the war, it has been painstakingly restored to the original quality. It’s well worth visiting this beautiful city with its marble streets, baroque building and Renaissance style fountains.

Croatia Car Hire Tip: Mobile Phones are strictly forbidden while driving.

Croatia has 1,185 islands which are a huge part of the country’s appeal. The most popular of the islands are Hvar Island, Korcula Island and Mljet Island. Ferries operate to the islands, so bring the car across and explore them at your leisure, as the public transport network on the islands is not as good as the mainland.

A car is an excellent way to make your way around the whole country. You can book one now for your holiday on out Croatia car hire page.

About The Author

Aidan Fitzgerald writes for car rentals website www.novacarhire.com

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USA-Main-Hotel-DestiantionsInformation about USA

  • Geographic location: Mainland North America consists of 48 states, as well as Alaska which located northwest of Canada as well as the islands of Hawaii and commonwealth Puerto Rico
  • Capital: Washingon DC
  • Language: English
  • Travel documents required: With the exception of Canadian citizens and those under the Visa Waiver Program, you need a visa to a U.S. consulate or embassy (more information: http://www.unitedstatesvisas.gov/)
  • Voltage used : 110 V AC. Adapters are required for the use of electronic devices
  • Time zone: EST is GMT -5 (-6 Summertime), or PST -8 (-9 Summertime)
  • Dialling code: Country Code +1
  • Climate: The weather varies from state to state ranging from cold and snow in the north to tropical in the south. It’s advised to check the climate and weather conditions before travelling
  • Vaccines: No vacinations are required
  • Currency: US Dollar

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Areas of Edinburgh

EdinburghAlthough Edinburgh is quite a compact city, many who visit it are amazed at the number of diverse areas within. You can tour the home of Scottish Rugby, dine out at the best restaurants, explore the Water of Leith, or stroll along the closes of the Royal Mile.

The most well known area is the city centre; this ranks as one of the most visually stunning in all of Europe. With the dramatic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, set against the elegant Georgian streets and the spires and turrets of Old Town in the distance, the city centre of Edinburgh offers an impressive fusion of architectural splendour, dining and shopping. Princes Street is the main street for retail therapy   you can find a combination of designer and high street shops here, as well quirky cafes, rustic old pubs and fabulous restaurants.

Old Town is another fascinating area of Edinburgh   a tangled web of medieval streets, this complements the other more modern parts of the city beautifully. Here, you can find countless cultural and historical attractions. Wander through its cobbled streets, narrow alleyways and admire the Reformation era architecture as you walk towards the Royal Mile.

The Royal Mile can be found at the very heart of Edinburgh and serves as the connection point between the magnificent Palace of Holyroodhouse and the splendorous Edinburgh Castle, which sits high on top of a mound of volcanic rock. The Mile has a backdrop of towering tenements and is peppered with some of the city`s most incredible attractions, including the Real Mary King`s Close, as well as St Giles` Cathedral. There are also a few great boutiques to browse through and some of the best drinking and eating posts can be found here too.

Haymarket is a lesser known, but equally fascinating area of Edinburgh. You can discover the home of Scottish Rugby, Murrayfield Stadium, here and if you`re lucky, you may even get to witness the electric atmosphere of a match day. The stadium also hosts a number of live music events. Not far from here is the West End, which is one of the most artistic parts of Edinburgh and offers plenty in the way of specialist gourmet bakeries, galleries, pubs and cafes, as well as plenty of excellent restaurants.

Leith is a unique area in the city. Boasting its own quirky character, this is a place of lively dining spots, cultural diversity and plenty of creativity. This district lies at the mount of the Water of Leith, on the shores of the Firth of Forth and has served as the city`s port for several hundred years. The original harbour here was constructed in the 14th century and has seen many a king and queen pass through over the decades. As the sights of Leith are quite spread out, taking an Edinburgh taxi is usually the best way to explore all that this area has to offer. The taxis here are readily available and very reasonably priced.

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