Single Holidays - to go or not?

Single Holidays - to go or not?

It's an age of free-will and your fate of boredom is not something that is set in stone. Got any plans? We surely have some…all you have to do is make up your mind and we can get the ball rolling from there.


A Heaven for Otakus, Japan.

To kick start, for those Otakus out there Akihabara (Japan's leading electric town) awaits you. With game arcades, origami expos, big screen anime shows, your favourite CDs signed by your favourite singers and directors, not to mention those manga stores waiting to be raided and plundered by your passionate instincts so natural to an anime fan, Akihabara is that hub for you. 

And of course, those visiting this entertainment district would also go ahead and check out the Kansai International airport (built entirely on an artificial island, in Osaka) and Tokyo Disneyland. Your jaw will drop in awe!


Thailand anyone?

But not everyone is Otaku, right? And what about those dare-devilish souls lusting after adventure and thrill reminiscent of the Indiana Jones movies? Thailand and Madagascar instantly pop-up in our minds and since the former is more prized for its tourist attractions it is only natural to make it a priority one. Losing yourself into the maze of its mysterious caves, wetlands, and beach parties is an out of the world experience for any juvenile.

The Pagoda style of architecture employed in Thai temples serve as a template for all sort of monasteries and shrines across Nepal and Tibet. Both instinctual and spiritual, this experience is a must-have for any ambitious traveller. The closeness to wildlife has attracted many Nat Geo Adventurers from across the globe.


Take the bait! Egypt this time

Even those with the most wander-lust bubbling up inside of them cannot hitch-hike across the Egyptian desert in the peak of summer. Imagine this: a cheap costume and a cheaper camel-fare takes you into the age of Ibn-e-Batuta !

The pleasure lies in the activity being entirely anachronistic yet loaded with exotic fun. Stand beneath the mountainous pyramids and let the wonder speak for itself in its language of sublimity. Observe, not only with the lens of your camera but also with the retina of your eye—the Sphinx, the rhythmic walk of the ship of the desert, the ruins of Alexandria, and the craftsmanship of Cairo's best artisans.

But travelling to the wilderness of Egypt is not merely for the wilderness' sake, Cairo supplies its fantabulous terrain with equally fantabulous luxury hotels, hang-outs and villas. For students aiming at something not much pricey and still well-to-do, the city has numerous 3-4 star hotels and other guest-houses ONLY for such tourists.


Let Cancún speak for Mexico:

Mexico in general and Cancún in particular happens to be the focal point of teenage enthusiasm this spring. Located on the north-east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, the coastal city characterized by white beaches, lush thickets and above all, a cheap exchange rate makes it ideal for graduates with high hopes but a low budget. Get yourself a sun tan and lay motionless on the beach (add cucumber slices to taste!) with regular intervals of sips from your favourite cocktail.

The thought of an endless day either doing nothing or doing the things you've been craving the most is bound to make any Epicurean mind happy. Lie low, get a massage, explore the jungle, collect sea-shells, pine cones and coconuts, rent a horse or watch stars at night. You name it and its here. And yes, cheap beer as well…so carry on livin la vida loca!!!


Why not ROAM in ROME?

Rome was not built in one day. True, and obviously it will take you guys MORE than a day to fully explore the city. So stay here for a while. Book a room in a luxury hotel or a villa for that matter. And do what the romans do. You'll get the hang of it. Rome today is one of the most important tourist destinations of the world, due to the incalculable immensity of its archaeological and art treasures, as well as for the charm of its unique traditions, the beauty of its panoramic views, and the majesty of its magnificent "villas" (parks). So pay them a visit.

Beholding the Coliseum alone is no less than a pilgrimage to the past and the experience is heightened if and only if you visit the Vatican Museum too! Enjoy some of the most memorable meals of your life here, too, from fresh pasta to succulent fried artichokes or a tender oxtail stew. You'll love it.

So the answer: Yes! Go while the going's good…!

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