Must-see destinations for 2018

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The old saying ‘life is too short’ can be seen as much of a true statement as well as a cliché, therefore you must make every experience count! Choosing where to travel to for your holidays can be a difficult task but thankfully we’ve provided a shortlist of 3 destinations that are all characteristically unique. From the green fields of Scotland, through to Asia and Africa, see what tickles your fancy and discover where your next adventure lies.

South Africa

Spoil yourself to a holiday in a country that possesses arguably the most stunning scenery that this world has to offer. The South African landscape is one of the most diverse in the world, ranging from towering mountains, forests of luxuriant foliage and towering mountains, through to the traditional African subtropical regions. South Africa is equally blessed with the wonders of its wildlife that it proudly accommodates. Travel here with your friends or family to gain an insight into the country’s most iconic wildlife, that is sometimes referred to as the ‘The Big Five’ – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. Or perhaps if you are more of an adrenaline junkie, take the plunge and cage dive with great white sharks on the coast of Western Cape!

Vietnam

Vietnam’s striking landscapes has made it one of the most desirable countries in the world to visit. Towards the top of the country, experience the hustle and bustle of the more conservative and traditional Vietnamese city, Hanoi. The ancient capital provides tourists with a range of museums, pagodas and well preserved colonial buildings to visit.

North west of Hanoi, lies the more breath-taking Sapa valley. A mountainous region that promises to get under your skin with its carved picturesque valleys and iconic rice terraces that sit decorously on top of the hills. As well as its unique scenery, Sapa offers a number of cute small villages where you can enjoy the company of the region’s indigenous people.

Plunging yourself into a more chaotic environment, we take you to Ho Chi Minh City. Experience the beautiful madness of Vietnam’s biggest and busiest city, where you will inevitably meet an abundance of backpackers. In the city centre, District 1, is the main backpacker street that is known as Bui Vien. The street itself is a narrow one, that helps to encapsulate the relentless chaos created by its daring street performers, bustling tourists and cheap bars and restaurants. Indulge in a night that will live long in the memory in one of the fastest growing cities in the world.

Vietnam possesses an endless list of destinations worth visiting and so it can be a difficult task choosing on where to even begin. For a complete guideline on what this marvellous country has to offer, view Rough Guides.

Glasgow

Although it may not be as exposed as other tourist destinations in the UK, the number of tourists that Glasgow attracts each year is on the rise. The Scottish city is most famous for its inspiring architecture, entertainment scene, history and welcoming Glasweigan culture.

Explore the city centre with its Victorian and Gothic architecture designed by famous names such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, wander around the shopping districts or hop on an open-top bus tour. Boasting a plethora of museums and art galleries where you can uncover more about this fascinating city, take time to visit the Riverside Museum, People’s Palace and the iconic Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Steeped in rich culture dating back centuries, Glasgow has grown around the River Clyde which stretches from the Clyde estuary out to Lanarkshire. Why not team a visit to Glasgow with seeing a concert or show at the world renowned SEC, or football game at one of the many adrenaline pumping football stadiums. We recommend staying in the Merchant City quarter with Fraser Hospitality.

Holidays in Germany

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There are loads of things to see in Berlin. It is a place music and art lovers will love! It has some of the most beautiful architecture, a rich history, some amazing music venues and has some lovely galleries. Here are some of the best sights and things to do in Berlin.

Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany. It has a population of approximately 3.7 million people. Around one-third of the city’s area is mainly forests, parks, gardens, rivers, canals and lakes.

Berlins nightlife is really diverse and is filled with culture. You can find everything from Punk to Techno. From Performing arts to Sports to the biggest DJs in the world playing… Berlin is one cultured place.

Reichstag

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The seat of the German Parliament is one of Berlins most famous landmarks. Mysteriously the building burnt down in 1933 the building has some history about it. You can get guided tours that last 90 minutes!

Checkpoint Charlie and The Mauer Museum

Are you interested in the Cold War? well you will love this. Checkpoint Charlie was a spot where in 1961 the US and Russian tanks literally lined up to face each other in what the world thought could be the start of another war.

Brandenburg Gate

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The Brandenburg Gate is an 18th-century monument in Berlin. It is a beautiful sight, especially when lit up at night! It can be busy but is well worth the visit.

Topography of Terror museum

The Topography of Terror is an outdoor and indoor museum. It is located on the site of buildings that were the Nazi headquarters for the Gestapo and the SS between 1933 to 1945.  The buildings were mostly destroyed by allied bombing during early 1945.

 

Nightlife and culture in Berlin

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Berlin is home to 44 theaters and stages. Berlin has three major opera houses, you have the Deutsche Oper, the Berlin State Opera, and finally the Komische Oper. There are also seven symphony orchestras in Berlin.

There are loads of things to do in Berlin. Did you know Berlin is home to 138 museums and more than 400 art galleries? mental right?

There are quite a few famous clubs like in Berlin like Barghain, Watergate and Maxxim. Barghain has quite the reputation for being Berlins most exclusive club. It has some of the best Techno DJs in the world playing at it and the queues can be extremely long. Everybody wants to get into Barghain. Known as The Church of Techno. If you’re in love with your techno this is the place to be. 

Are you looking for accommodation in Berlin? Why not check capri by fraser berlin out?

Val d’Isère – The Perfect Destination for a Ski Trip?

Here at Sugar Fun, we have collectively been to many destinations across Europe for the purpose of skiing, most recently notable Austria, Switzerland, and France. Although, there was one place which stuck with members of our team more than the others and that was Val d’Isère in France.
Val d’Isère is easily one of the most charming, lovely, vibrant villages that you can probably experience in France, if no Europe, out with the subject with skiing. Although, skiing has a massive benefit to the community and overall feel of the city.
In this article, we will be discussing the reasons why we at Sugar Fun think of Val d’Isère as one of the best and underrated ski resorts in all of Europe.

You’ll love the architecture

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The village looks incredible, from the lovely brickwork in the buildings to the winding, unique look of the streets; it offers an appearance like no other. This is something which made our team be enthusiastic of our stay right off of the bat. As we’ve experienced a lot of local villages in Central Europe for the purpose of skiing, although, this is probably one of the most un-commercial of the destinations, whilst still managing to have everything you’ll need to have a good time in the modern day.

The views will blow you away

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It’s a pretty normal thing for ski resort locations to come packaged with lovely views, although, in Val d’Isère the stunning picturesque views simply take your breath away every time. The great thing about the village is how close to the mountain it is. This ultimately makes you feel like you are really in a special place which can’t be imitated. If you happen to have a flair for photography then this place is hands down your ideal destination.

The best après ski

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We’ve been too much bigger ski resorts in the past, so you’d think that the village would be lacking in terms of socialising and nightlife, although it was surprising how diverse and active the village was at night. If you are the sort of person who prefers to chill out with their loved ones after an exhausting day on the slopes, you can relax in one of the many lounge styled bars. If you are like our team and enjoy partying, you can express yourself in one of the more energetic bars which you’ll always have entertainment in the form of live music and DJs. I’d highly recommend Doudoune Nightclub, Café Face Bar, Dick’s Tea Bar nightclub to name a few.

Most importantly, the locals are lovely

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It’s not always expected of the locals to be so warm to the visitors to their little village, although, they always are willing to help you out for directions and give you advice on what bars to go to, where to eat, and everyone we met all had a great understanding of English, so there was never any communication problems. This is something which isn’t always the case in other bigger resorts which are lacking a community feel. For more information on the village and the ski resort, visit Mark Warner

 

 

We love Val d’Isère <3 and we haven’t even mentioned what the mountain is like to ski down! (it’s also great)

What To Do Whilst Spending A Short Break In London

There is an endless list of things to do whilst you are in London and there will be plenty of lists which will list everything that you could possibly think of. We at Sugar Fun realise that people often don’t have the time to see all the attractions which are on hand and are looking for an opinion on what things you should definitely see before returning home. We hope the list will be of value to you!

Do a lot at once

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When it comes to visiting Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and the Tower Bridge, it can often become a bit of a mandatory task which you have to do when visiting London. We aren’t saying don’t see these stuff, as they are very iconic buildings which makes London what it is, although, what we would suggest is not spending your short break making your way around these builds. Do it all in the one day. In most cases, unless you are completely interested in the history of Westminster, we suggest going to the ground and checked out the tower bridge in the one go, then make your way for the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. Getting it all done in one will save space for other activities.

Always make time for a park

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London has by far some of the most chilled out, yet strangely vibrant parks in the world. I know, how can it be both of these things? Well, even though you’ll see people in parks such as Queen Elisabeth and St. James Park sitting with a book and chilling out, there is also ample space for cultural activities which happen off the cuff – this is a great way to see why London is greatly diverse and unique, with different cultures and backgrounds coming together in harmony.

See the real London

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It’s easy to get torn up in the tourist attractions, although, we suggest taking a walk through London’s old town, where there is some of the world’s best architecture on show, old and new. By some of the world’s best-known architects in history and currently. An example of one of the buildings you should be on the lookout for is the Lincoln Square building, which was designed by the Lodha Group, what makes this building interesting is that its surroundings are all hundreds of years older, so it’s interesting to see what the designers done to make the building on stick out like a sore thumb, do you think it was achieved by the shape of the building or the materials which were used to construct the building? Most people have a different opinion, have a look for yourself here: http://www.lodhagroup.co.uk/lincoln-square-london/apartments-design/

Go to the museums

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London seriously has some of the best museums and art galleries in the world and something that tends to happen in London, and that’s the change in weather. Originally you might have planned on spending a lot of your trip outdoors, but if it’s raining you might be looking for other options. Don’t be too doom and gloom though, as there are many outstanding museums to visit such as the Natural History Museum, the Museum of London, Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and much more.

Seville – the pearl of Andalusia

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Seville is like a treasure chest where you can find exceptional cultural heritage that have left the Arabs and colonialists. It can be all explored in the sunny Andalusian atmosphere so get ready for a great adventure. Remember, this city loves fun and celebration, especially in April. Then, thousands of people come to see the most solemn Holy Week processions in Europe.

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Pink holidays: Flamingo Island

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In the Caribbean, everyone will find its own paradise. It is such a wonderful place that it doesn’t surprise anyone that people decided to live there. But have you heard about flamingos choosing Caribbeans ? Well, they can be found on a small island known as the Island of Rebirth, which lies just off heavily touristic overseas territory of the Netherlands, Aruba.

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