Thursday, August 30, 2007

Vacation rentals in Thailand (for renters and owners)

Planning a vacation in Thailand paradise? Get your accommodation from Vacation Rentals in Thailand. However, this site is not only for people planning to visit Thailand, it is also for Thai property owners which is suitable as vacation rentals to list their properties. If you have such a property or properties, click on "List Your Rental" to get it listed. You don't need to pay referral fees, only an annual fee which gives you various benefits you can see when you click on that link.

If you are a Thai and plan to go elsewhere for your vacation, you may want to consider Florida which is located in the southeastern region of the United States of America. The climate is mainly subtropical, except for southern Florida, where the climate is tropical, much like Thailand. You will find many water parks there, like the Adventure Island in Tampa, Water Mania in Kissimmee, Disney’s Blizzard Beach in Lake Buena Vista, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon in Lake Buena Vista, Wild Waters in Ocala and Buccaneer Bay in Weeki Wachee. Looks like there are lots of Disney stuff in Florida for there are more as you will see later. With all this water parks, your children would be begging you to take them there if they ever find out about them. If they do, and you need to take them to Florida, look for accommodation at Florida vacation rentals.

Not enough of Disney stuff? Go to Orlando. There you will find Walt Disney World and Epcot, a peep into the future. At Epcot, they have Future World which will take you from the offers glimpse into the past, trips around the human body, journeys into space. Plus Mission Space which spin on the whirling centrifuge to create centrifugal forces to simulate a take-off into space. And Innoventions, a hands-on expo of futuristic gadgets and gizmos. For accommodation in Orlando, go to Orlando vacation rentals.

Attracted to Miami Beach by that TV show featuring the Miami Beach Rescue Team comprising busomy in bikinis rescuing hapless swimmers in trouble? You can see that plus lots more at Miami Beach. Miami Beach is actually a city, of which the South Beach is but a part. But the South Beach is a magnet for photo shots and you will likely see beautiful models posing for the photographers. Plus South Beach have a real lively night live. Need accommodation in Miami? Go to Miami Beach vacation rentals.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Thailand, Germany and Austria

There is a world of difference between Thailand, Germany and Austria. The climate in Thailand is tropical and hot, but cooler in the northern part of Thailand. While Germany is quite near to the North Pole, the coastal parts of Germany is moderate and is generally without sustained periods of cold or heat. The inner parts of Germany is continental, marked by greater diurnal and seasonal variations in temperature, with warmer summers and colder winters. A great part of Austria is covered with mountains with high peaks alternate with deep-cut valleys. Because of this geographical feature, the weather conditions are not easily predicted and depend strongly on altitude and location.

An agreement signed in 1984 between Thailand and Germany have led to close cultural ties between the two countries, with Goethe Institute in Bangkok leading in cultural exchange and promoting the German language in Thailand. Many partnership have also been formed between universities and colleges in Germany and Thailand. Bachelor and Master programmes in Germany are not uncommonly taught in English which has helped greatly Thai studying in Germany. Further, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) have a studies advice center in Thailand and offers a large number of scholarships to Thai students.

As for Austria, there was a 3-year project involving the transfer of knowledge on organic farming between Austria and Thailand with exchanges of students and staff of both universities.

There are thus many excuses for Thais to visit Germany and Austria which are neighbours, both to experience the difference in the weather, the environment, the culture, the food, and for educational purposes. This is made easier by the ease of travel between Germany and Austria, especially the easy availability and great frequency of air flight between the two country, particularly between its capital, Berlin and Vienna.

The national airlines of Germany, Lufthansa, fly direct to Vienna from Berlin. Lufthansa frequently have special web only deals plus a 'happy hour' page where visitors can bid for flights where you can get cheap fares. There are also a number of budget airlines operating low-cost flights between the countries with Air Berlin flying to Vienna from Dortmund, Hamburg and Duesseldor, Germanwings flying to Vienna from Cologne-Bonn and Sky Europe flying from Stuttgart to Vienna via Bratislava, which is just 50km away. From Bratislava, you can board a SkyShuttle bus to Vienna for just an extra €10.

With the easy transport plus the wide varieties of cheap flight, it will be a very difficult to resist the temptation to visit the two neighbouring countries. But of course, you will need accommodation, best arranged for ahead of arrival. A good site to do that online is Billige Hotels in Deutschland Unterkunft (Approved German hotels accommodation). If you intend to stay in Berlin and you can read German, try Hotels in Berlin. For an English version, go to Hotels in Berlin.

Similarly, for Vienna, go to Hotels in Vienna and Hotels in Vienna if you are more comfortable with English.