Top 10 travel destinations from GalaHotels!

From GalaHotels you can have access to thousands of hotels world wide. Altough there are countries, cities and destinations to choose from, there are still some top destinations which seem to be more popular among travellers. These places are listed in here; GalaHotels’s top 10 travel destinations from where our website users most actively book their hotels. The list is formed based on information from the last six months.

1. London

Why London is always on the top of all popular travel destination listings? If you haven’t been there yet go and find out! You can book your London Hotel from GalaHotels.

Big Ben in London

Big Ben in London

2. Paris

Yes Paris is the city of lovers and romance. Read more from a previous post about Paris. Continue reading

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World’s Top Nightlife Cities

Some of the people travel to find peace and rest, but some of us travel to have totally fun! Travelling won’t meet its meaning if you don’t appraise it with celebration, to exchange our cultures we must also see the cities at night, even in the midnight. Night is the night when you clink your glasses with “Salud!” or “Cheers!” Here is the list of top ten cities to make your nights a real discharging night with its quality, level of fun, people, music and most importantly; long lasting partying.

#10 Bangkok

The experience in a Bangkok night has full points and the people and music makes your pleasure double. Continue reading

Takayama Autumn Festival

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The Takayama Festival is a very popular event, visited by several hundred thousand people across Japan and the world. The date of first Takayama Festival goes back to 16th century. The festival is held twice a year, one in Spring and one in Autumn. The next one will be on 9-10 October in old town of Takayama-Japan. Takayama Festival is also called Hachiman Festival and it has unique attractions and schedules.

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Main attractions of the Takayama Festival:

Display of festival floats (9 a.m-4 p.m): In both festival days, between these hours the festival floats (yatai) are displayed in the streets of Takayama.

Karakuri Performance (11 a.m-3 p.m): Several of the festival floats are decorated with “Karakuri Ningyo”, sophisticated mechanical dolls that can move and dance. Karakuri doll performances are held on both days of the festival.

Mikoshi Procession (6 p.m-9 p.m): A portable shrine (Mikoshi) is carried around the town in a parade during the two days of the festival, starting and ending at the respective festival’s shrine. The mikoshi contains the shrine’s kami (Shinto Deity). The festival is the only time of the year when the deity leaves the shrine to be carried around town.

Evening Festival (6 p.m-9 p.m): In the evening of the first day, the festival floats are pulled through the streets of Takayama’s old town for about two to three hours. The evening festival (yomatsuri) is considered the festival’s highlight by many visitors.

Also, through the year, floats used in the festival are exhibited in Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall.

Since the city gets really crowded during and even before the festival, it might not be easy to find an available hotel room to stay. So hurry up and click the link to book your rooms online on Galahotels.com/Takayama 

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Festivals in August

Every counrty has its own ritual celebrations of art, music or sometimes even a tomato fight that reflects their history. As some of us is lost in our daily working life or just bored of the rush of city life, we gathered some festivals around the world so you can experience the traditions of the country while having your holiday.

Il Palio – Tuscany, Italy
(2 July and 16 August)

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Il Palio is a horse race that held on July 2 and August 16 with ten horses Continue reading

5 Unknown Facts about Barcelona

Did you know that Barcelona‘s most famous architect is Antoni Gaudi? He’s the archicet of the famous Roman Catholic Church, Sagrada Familia which is still under construction.
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Did you know that Barcelona didn’t have any beaches until 1992? The local industries owned the seaside until the city decided to host the Olympic Games. Continue reading