Travel & Tea » Brazil Brits travelling the world, one sip at a time Tue, 17 Dec 2013 02:07:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 National Drinks You Might Find on Your Travels in South America Tue, 03 Dec 2013 01:17:44 +0000 admin Every Brit knows there is nothing like a cup of tea to brighten up the day. However, you might not have access to this lovely drink everywhere you go. So what other national drinks will you try as you travel the world? There is a variety of different hot and cold beverages for you to try out and here some of the most interesting ones you might want to sip in South America.

Inca Kola – Peru

This drink is a national icon in Peru and you might even decide to buy an Inca Kola t-shirt before you go home. It bears some sort of passing resemblance to the Scottish Irn Bru, with a bright colour and an unexpectedly weird taste. Another factor it has in common with Irn Bu is that it sells more than Coca Cola and Pepsi in its home country. Peru, Scotland and India are the only three countries in the world where a national soft drink beats both of these international brands and that alone makes it worth a try.

Mate – Argentina

Mate is a herbal infusion which you will see drunk in a few different countries but Argentina is where it is most widely associated with. The preparation of it looks a bit strange, with hot water being poured over dried, crushed herbs in a small gourd. It is then drunk through a metal straw and passed round from person to person in the group. It is definitely an acquired taste but if you are going to be in Argentina for a while then it is worth giving it a try.

Guaraná – Brazil

This next one on the list is an energy drink found in Brazil. You might already be familiar with guaraná in a different form, as it has been used in chocolate bars in the UK in the past. You can buy cans and bottles of this stuff but drinking it fresh is far better. You need to look out for little snack bars which have those big drinks containers which constantly stir the contents in them. Once you see a dark, fruity looking drink in one of them ask if it is guaraná and get ready for a unique taste experience.

Coca Colla – Bolivia

The final drink of the list is one you might find a little difficult to get hold of. It is a Bolivian national soft drink which is mainly found in the city of La Paz. The clever name comes from the fact that it is made from coca leaves – as Coca Cola was once made from and which some people claim it still is – and is made by the indigenous Colla people of the region. The fact that coca leaves are used in the production of cocaine might make you wary of this drink. There is a bit of a debate about whether coca leaves in themselves can be considered a drug but here it is a considered as an incredibly useful natural remedy which does everything from fight fatigue and stave off hunger to alleviate altitude sickness.

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Play Online Poker Games to Save Money for Traveling Sat, 05 Jan 2013 11:57:17 +0000 admin Traveling is a dream for most people. Some may want to see the famous Eiffel Tower or witness the beautiful beaches of Brazil first hand, given that they have enough money to support them. Lack of finance is one of the reasons why a lot of people cannot travel often. But there are several ways on how you can raise money for traveling—the fastest and most popular way is to play online poker games.

By joining online gaming sites you will have an opportunity to raise enough money that you can use for your travel. is one of the most popular online gaming website which offers different casino games for you to play and win instant money. The website offers all of the most exciting casino games such as Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, Slots, and other popular casino games. It will provide you with a good amount of money that you can use as your travel budget.

It is possible, to earn a large amount of money to raise some travel funds by playing poker online. As long as you have an Internet connection and knowledge of poker, you could eventually save up some money to put into your travel savings. Playing online poker has never been easier because of the Wi-fi technology. You just have to search for online casino gaming websites and register with them.

Websites like offer free downloadable software that you can use in playing online poker games with thousands of poker players in the world. There are a number of companies who also allow their players to use their mobile phones to play online poker games.

It is quite true that in playing poker offline or online, you need a some luck along the way to win. But after a lot of practice, your skill set will be your most effective weapon when it comes to winning. Remember, you’re not expected to win all the time. Some online poker websites let their players play multiple games at once, which helps people the chances of maximizing their profits.

The only downside of playing online poker games is that you need to be really patient. You will spend a lot of time in front of your PC or laptop playing poker. But if you really love the game, and you are eager to earn money for your travel needs, then this will not be much of a problem – just think of those white beaches.

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5 Holiday Ideas For Fitness Buffs Thu, 06 Dec 2012 05:33:36 +0000 admin Your idea of a great vacation should not only revolve around relaxation alone, you should incorporate some workout programs to maximize your time and stay fit. While some of the best UK holiday tourist destination cruise companies provide the best in-house work-out facilities, others will simply take you to holiday destinations where you will have access to outdoor recreation activities like Hiking, cycling, surfing, Kinesis walls, Yoga, Deck games, running/jogging, and ground sports.

Royal Caribbean: The trend-setter in on-board fitness options

Royal Caribbean is one of the very few cruise lines that offer UK travellers on-board surfing facilities. Aside surfing, other fitness activities you can enjoy onboard are; boxing, and ice skating. On this cruise line, you really can lose weight with different workout programs. Once you get to the shore of your travel destination, Royal Caribbean will take you through some shore excursion activities where you can explore your travel destination, and take part in outdoor fitness activities such as Kayaking, hiking, walking, and biking. The Bahamas and the Palma are some of the best destinations for the Royal Caribbean line.

The Scottish Island tour

Many UK residents prefer some brief vacation to the Scottish Island where they can have access to the glamorous seashore life, the seashore is not only glamorous, it creates the perfect environmentfor different workout programs. P&O cruises Ventura is one of the leading cruise lines that offer this service, and the cruise line itself has numerous on board facilities which include Texter bike{ the latest indoor cycling facility}, and a gym. Take a tour and workout your body through the Scottish highways, desserts, and city centers and have a complete vacation package.

Hawaii: one of the best tourist destinations for Brits

If you are looking for active pursuits while you enjoy your vacation, while not try out Hawaii? Enjoy night cruises through Hawaii’s Islands and take advantage of several workout programs by visiting gorgeous places like the Maui, Kona, and Kauai . All these locations offer you lots of chances to learn to surf and windsurf. The beautiful rainforest of Hawaii provides waterfall hiking activities, while the Golf resorts at the beautiful seaside will turn you to a Pro in just few days.

South American tour

There has been a tremendous increase in the number of British citizens travelling to the hottest South American destinations. If Dancing is one of your hubbies, why not incorporate it into your workout programs and learn some Brazilian Samba dance steps. South America offers some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in the world, and water sports are common all year round especially with great weathers. Scuba, Horse riding, Snorkel and rock climbing are some of the best workout programs you can find in South America.

Canary Islands tour

Do you want to add some adrenalin-pumping actions to your vacation, why not get on board and take a journey to scenic places like UK Isles of Tresco, the glaciers of Norway or walk through the route of the Volcanoes of La Palmas, Norway. These breath-taking adventurous tourist destinations offer so many workout programs , these include; mountain climbing, marathon and Kayaking.

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