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September 7, 2010

Vulcano Hotel Playa de las Americas Tenerife

Filed under: Canary Islands,Holidays,hotels,Spain — Tags: , , — needahand @ 11:25 am
Vulcano Hotel Playa de las Americas Tenerife

Vulcano Hotel Playa de las Americas

For your visit to the Tenerife resort of Playa de las Americas you will need a decent hotel in which to stay, an ideal choice for this purpose would be the Vulcano Hotel, situated just three hundred metres from the beach in this popular Tenerife resort. With a choice of almost 300 rooms, many overlooking the pool, the Vulcano Hotel has two swimming pools (which are heated in the winter time when the weather is not so hot), pool bar, superb buffet restaurant, bars, lounge, hair salon, table tennis, petanque and mini-golf. Playa de las Americas is a purpose built holiday resort on the south-west coast of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, along with Los Cristianos it is the biggest and most popular resort on the island, it enjoys fantastic weather conditions, typical of the south of Tenerife, has a huge range of shops, bars and restaurants, a buzzing nightlife scene, and wonderful beaches. Rooms in the Vulcano Hotel Playa de las Americas, are currently offered from around 44 euros per night (£37), so book now for your holiday in Tenerife.

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August 17, 2016

Yoga an Overview

Filed under: Facts,Uncategorized,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 10:40 am

Yoga – If you have been thinking about taking yoga classes or perhaps even attending a yoga workshop, you might be looking for a little general information to get you up to speed on just what yoga is all about. Below is a short overview of what to look for and what you can expect from most yoga classes. Take a look around and see what is available in your area.

Yoga an Overview – Yoga is a gentle exercise system that is beneficial to both the spirit and body, it’s based upon early traditions from North India, stretching back in the region of 4,000 years. Yoga was introduced to the west from India in the late 19th and early 20th century. As an exercise method which can be used at any time of life and by those of all shapes and sizes, yoga is among the most beneficial low impact activities in which you can participate.

Yoga can help circulation by lowering blood pressure and lessening a person’s resting pulse rate while escalating core body strength and metabolic rate to help in improving body shape and accentuating muscle tone, consequently participating in a yoga class on a regular basis has a proven history of health and fitness improvements that can really help your general wellbeing and quality of life.

The emotional and mental health gains are also significant with yoga fans enjoying a reduction in cortisol, the stress hormone, whilst increasing dopamine levels to give a calm sensation of harmony and happiness. By means of meditation, self study, correct breathing, postural exercises, chanting yoga gives you the opportunity to enhance the spirit, mind and body.

One of the positive aspects of yoga is that to participate no special equipment is needed to join in, with loose, comfortable garments being all that’s needed for novices to participate in lessons. Nearly all yoga teachers can provide yoga mats and any further apparatus that is required for the yoga session so you don’t need to invest in these items. It is also suggested that you allow at least sixty minutes after eating before you take a yoga session because the activity can feel a bit uncomfortable on a full stomach.

If doing yoga with a group of people is not something you would enjoy, then you could contemplate the idea of private tuition where you can augment your yoga skills in your own home or perhaps in a private room, thus avoiding the distraction of others. Some yoga teachers offer this option as a means of giving an even more personal and beneficial yoga experience one-on-one.

So why not sign up for some local yoga classes and get started on gaining a new skill.

July 20, 2016

Finding Floor Fitters

Filed under: DIY,Services,United Kingdom — Tags: , — needahand @ 4:24 pm

Finding Floor Fitters – No matter who you are at some point you are going to have to change your floors or flooring. Whether is be the actual floorboards, the joists or simply the covering materials, floors take the biggest pounding from everyday use and foot traffic. Carpets get worn, laminate flooring gets chipped and damaged, wooden floorboards split and warp, vinyl flooring gets faded and worn, so you cannot escape the fact that something will need to be done. So finding a decent flooring specialist in your area will be a priority.

July 18, 2016

Block Paving for a Great Driveway

Filed under: Gardens,Services,United Kingdom — Tags: — needahand @ 2:09 pm

Block Paving for a Great Driveway – If you are considering installing a new driveway on your property you may be wondering which is the best material to use for the job, with a wide choice available and many different styles. One style and material that you might consider, especially if you are looking for an attractive end result is block paving. Now block paving has the look of something quite expensive but relatively speaking it is not much different from the much uglier concrete option, and it is somewaht easier to put right if an error occurs in the installation. You should of course find the right block paver from the start, someone who you know will do a proper job and prepare all the surfaces correctly before commencing.

July 14, 2016

Tree Surgery

Filed under: Gardens,Services,United Kingdom — Tags: — needahand @ 7:10 pm

Tree Surgery – If you have trees in your garden it is especially important to get them checked regularly for safety and disease. Now in order to do this, you need to get in a specialist, not just any old handyman/gardener. A qualified tree surgeon will have all the necessary knowledge and expertise to give you the proper advice and suggest what does and does not need to be done in both the long and short term. He should also be able to treat your trees in a manner that is benficial to the trees’ health and well being.

To find a decent local tree surgeon look here:

June 7, 2016

El Arenal Majorca

Filed under: Balearic Islands — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 4:17 pm

El Arenal Majorca – With its long, white, sandy beach El Arenal (or S’Arenal) on the island of Majorca, is a mecca for tourists from all over Europe. This pulsating Majorca resort is just what most would imagine of this popular holiday destination with a beachfront promenade lined with high-rise hotels and complexes of apartments catering for the hubdreds of thousands who flock here every year. As you would expect, there is plenty to do here and lots of nightime entertainment, though mostly geared towards the younger generation. Families come here too though and there are good facilities for kids and adults alike.

June 6, 2016

Cala Millor Majorca

Filed under: Balearic Islands,Spain — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 6:52 pm

Cala Millor Majorca – One of the busier and bolder resorts of Majorca’s east coast, Cala Millor is one to avoid if you don’t like a vibrant nightlife and the hustle and bustle of North-European holidaymakers out for a good time. It is however a good place to head if you like that kind of resort or if you are prepared to put up with it in order to enjoy the fine sandy beaches, the great climate and a good choice of facilities. Certainly worth a visit just to see how you like it, Cala Millor is a must visit for youngsters out for a good time whilst still enjoying the sand and the sun.

Playa de Muro Majorca

Filed under: Balearic Islands,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , , — needahand @ 3:44 pm

Playa de Muro Majorca – A place that went from a small fishing village to a popular tourist destination, Playa de Muro has retained much of its traditional Mallorcan charm whilst now having the facilities needed to attract the holidaymakers which help its economy. Its 5km of white sandy beaches, is of course its main appeal for tourists and the beaches have lifeguards and water sports to add to the appeal. Playa de Muro is great for both couples and families, with kids facilities readily on offer together with plenty of bars and restaurants for dining and whiling away those sultry summer evenings. If you are bent on some lively nightlife you can always head into nearby Alcudia where there is much more on offer.

June 3, 2016

Majorca the Holiday Island

Filed under: Balearic Islands,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , , , , , — needahand @ 5:52 pm

Majorca the Holiday Island – Every summer, you might think that all of Britain and Europe vacations in the island of Majorca. Since the 1st purpose built tourist resort during the nineteen sixties, the island developed into the primary choice for getaways in the sunshine. Palma Nova was one of the first purpose built resorts and is still popular today.

The combo of busy nightlife, numerous accommodation, hot sun, gorgeous white sandy beaches together with low price air tickets have made value holidays in Majorca irresistible for most people, with the island attracting over twenty two million vacationers from Ireland, the UK, France and all over the globe every summer season all searching for sunshine, sand, sea and sangria.

There are many more magnificent beach resorts than I can mention at this point but amongst the better resorts are Magaluf, Alcudia, Puerto Andratx and Palma Nova. On the east coast you will find some quieter resorts and if you are not worried about nightlife you might be better advised to head here, perhaps you could try Puerto Pollensa or for a very quiet time maybe Cala Bona, Cala Tropicana or even Cala d’Or.

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