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Best beaches of Phuket, Thailand

Not many islands has so many white sand beaches and turquoise waters as Phuket. This 540-square-km island offer fabulous sea views and easy access to some of the world’s finest coasts.

Here is a list with best best beaches in Phuket area:

Patong Beach

With a variety of activities and great nightlife, Patong is with no doubt the most popular beach. Patong beach stretches over 3km of soft sand and clean water. A pretty busy beach best for young people or the ones who doesn’t mind busyness and crazy nightlife.

Karon Beach

On the west coast, Karon beach is extending all the way to Kata beach.  Not so demanding as Patong, Karon beach is for those who are looking for a more family oriented beach. Large beach with small restaurants, fresh shakes stands and plenty beach massage beds, Karon beach deserve a good place on our list.

Kata Beach

Just under Karon beach you will find another large beach with beautiful rocks and corals making it great for snorkeling. Like Karon beach, Kata is more family oriented and great for a quiet day at the beach.

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Kata Noi

This is a small bay, white soft sand, separated from Kata by a small coast, is a calm and peaceful place. A enjoyable place for a relaxing snorkel or a dip.

Freedom beach

A secluded white sand, crystal clear water beach, this beach is no.1 in our top preferences beaches from Phuket island. On the west coast of the island, reachable by foot or boat only this small place of paradise is still not well know to tourists. Or maybe its is, but due the difficult way to the beach is mostly avoided so makes it one of the less busiest beach from Phuket. On the beach is located just one restaurant and one shop. Food must be ordered in advance and is served twice per day. Couple of bed massages are also available. Entrance to the beach costs 200BHT/person.

Kamala

This well-enclosed bay and fishing village, developed fast over the last 5 years, Kamala Beach is best for families and quiet seekers. Great snorkeling opportunities!

Amsterdam is not known for how inexpensive it is, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible to visit Amsterdam on a budget. The skilled frugal traveler knows how to visit even the most expensive countries for less – you just have to follow the insider secrets.

Luckily, globetrotters follow some pretty simple rules for saving money, so you don’t have to be an expert to travel for less. Anyone can do it!

Visiting Amsterdam can be cheap from the moment you arrive in Amsterdam Schiphol airport. From there you can buy train tickets for a fee of around 5 euros and it will bring you exactly in the centrum of Amsterdam in less than 20 minutes.

The first thing you need to know is how to get around town. Because Amsterdam it’s a relative small city, traveling from one side of the city to another can be affordable and even you might even enjoy. For example a tram/bus ticket costs you 3 euro for 1 hour – you can buy the ticket inside the tram/bus, ferry it’s for free and to rent a bike costs you around 15 euro for a full day. After 12PM there are always night busses, just download the app called 9292 and you can plan your city trip.

The city is made for cycling, but you have to keep in mind this doesn’t automatically mean cycling around the city is a walk in the park. Cyclists move along at high speeds and follow special traffic signals, so having a good amount of prior experience on a bike will be helpful.

Whenever you can, forget about paying for transportation and walk. This is not only free (the best deal you can get) but the best way to experience the city. Because Amsterdam is small and easy to travel, try and walk as much as possible. This is also a lot of fun and will give you enough time to admire the architecture and the famous bridges and canals. Only walking you can find the hidden gems which Amsterdam has to offer. Like the quirky shops, or small snack bars, or unique museums and galleries.

You’re going to need to eat at some point in time. It’s possible to enjoy some fantastic grub on a budget if you know where to look. Bars and coffee shops also sell food, which usually costs much less than meals in a restaurant. A variety of delicious sandwiches are available in these establishments for a very low price. Or take a walk in Chinese town and there you will find several Asian places with affordable prices.

If you are in for some pancakes try one of the famous pancake houses which are almost at any corner of the street. For around 10 euro you can have a pancake with chicken or full with vegetable which can be like a full meal.

Or, buy your entire meal from a vending machine – in Amsterdam, vending machine meals are sold for low prices. The snack bar is called FEBO and for less than 2 euro you can get a delicious chicken or beef burger.

Another tip: vegetarian and whole food restaurants offer moderately priced food and a healthy dining experience. If you’re not into vegetarian, check out the Leidseplein area – here you can find Greek, Italian, Mexican, Japanese, and Indonesian food in addition to the traditional Dutch fries. In this area prices are a bit higher due the fact it’s a highly touristic area.

Amsterdam doesn’t have to be expensive, so what are you waiting for? Start planning your next trip to this delightful city and you’ll be enjoying a holiday without overpaying.

Amidst the sky-scraping Burj Khalifa and a series of luxury shopping malls, is the grand city emirate of the United Arab Emirates, ‘Dubai.’  The city is so developed that it is considered as one of the leading cities of the world. Apart from being a top business hub, Dubai is a fascinating place to travel and explore. Located in the country of warm weather, it dwells between the deserts. If you are looking for a superbe holiday spot, Dubai is your place. Everything you might think of can be mixed and found in this amazing place; from white sand beaches, to amazing skyscraper, to miles long desters. Counted as an expensive place to visit, Dubai is the land of profound traditions and royalty. In the middle of the desert, Dubai has the sun at its hottest possible which makes the city life dehydrated without air conditioners. But, the pull of the city is so enthralling that every year; thousands of foreigners are seen arriving in Dubai.

Its well known that Dubai is an luxurious place therefore might be more expensive that you are used with. This fact is true, but only if you go to some places where are well known  for that, like a famous night club or for example if you go to dine in Burj al Arab hotel. For example, we had lunch at an American spot with gorgeous views on the beach called Eggspectation and our brunch consisting of eggs, coffees and croissants costs us around 30€ for two persons.  In the evening we eat at an amazing restaurant with arabic kitchen and astonishing view of Burj Khalifa and the check did not exceed 60€. If you are living in Europe you will find that the prices are kind of like home. Of course you can make it as expensive as you like, but I just want to tell you that you can visit Dubai on a budget too. 

Dubai Marina Beach Tourists
Dubai Marina Beach Tourists

Another thing what had me surprised me was how open and accepting are the locals of Dubai when tourists are visiting their country. Majorly, the city has Islamic roots with most of the population being Muslims. Although, when at the beach for example, i captured this where a lady wearing a burka and another one wearing a swimsuit were sharing the beach without any troubles.

Dubai Marina Beach Rules
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At Dubai Marina beach you can find a sign with courtesy policy you must follow if you don’t want to  disrespect the locals. The rules i did not find them more than the usual common sense which everybody must have in any country they visit.