Take care of yourself during the fall!


Fall is here, the days are getting shorter and colder. You feel tired and lazy. It’s time to take care of yourself and have fun!

Nothing better than a spa for a nice fall day. And what’s better than Brittany for a spa?

This region in northwestern France, famous for its wilderness, the quality of its food and friendly inhabitants, also has charming coastal towns that offer an ideal location for a spa. Calm and pure, they help you feel relaxed on the inside as well as on the outside.

In Saint-Malo, Douarnenez or Quiberon, mud baths, swimming pool with sea water, healthy meals and many other opportunities to soothe your body and your mind.

Don’t believe the hype – spas are not just for the elite. Reward your body with a spa cure in brittany!

Book your hotel in Brittany now, with Hotelopia.

Monday 14 November 2011 15:00 | Published by | Category: General Tourism

Cinema in Bilbao with Zinebi festival!


From November 11th to 18th, held in Bilbao is a must for all lovers of cinema and in particular short films, the Zinebi festival.
This international festival of documentary film and short film, created in 1959, has evolved to finally be of reference to its kind today. Recognized by the Oscars, it sees many personalities parade each year. Ennio Morricone, Jane Birkin and Roman Polanski, for example.
This is the 53th edition taking place this year, and the Arriaga theatre is where the majority of the movies will be shown. The movies are divided into three categories (documentary, fiction and animation), and every year more than 1500 films from over 150 countries compete.
It’s a great excuse to come and discover the city of Bilbao, the capital of the Basque Country, as well as the Guggenheim Museum, Casco Viejo, Puente Colgante … or why not enjoy a game of Athletic Bilbao at San Mamés stadium!

Book your hotel in Bilbao now, with Hotelopia.

Saturday 12 November 2011 17:53 | Published by | Category: General Tourism,events

Are you ready for Australia?


At the other end of the world from Europe, is a wilderness where a group of animals is king: the Kangaroos. Humans there are only tolerated, and when they go to surf the mythical waves, sharks become the threat…

Let’s be serious for a bit! Blogtelopia isn’t here to say stupid things, but to make you want to travel! Then, let’s leave together for Australia …
It takes several months to explore Australia. The regions are very different, the areas are large and many  “unavoidable” places are located on opposite ends. It is therefore difficult to make a selection in a few lines … Complicated … Blogtelopia enjoys a challenge, so let’s  go!
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Saturday 12 November 2011 17:03 | Published by | Category: General Tourism

Egypt, enjoy history…With the sun!


Egypt was a major player in the Arab spring. A constitutional referendum is scheduled for March, and new elections will follow. Despite this instability, the country is very safe for tourists and it is an act of support for their economies to come to visit in the upcoming months. Because tourism is a mainstay of this country. it’s no coincidence that millions of foreigners come to visit every year. the history of civilization can be discovered in this country. are you ready for a lot of culture, beautiful scenery, the finest cuisine and all under a perfect blue sky?
Who says Egypt says Pyramids. These monuments dating from the era of the pharaohs are evidence of the richness of the culture that invented the hieroglyph. A must-do for any trip to Egypt, they are often accompanied by a museum housing some of the objects found in tombs hidden inside these monuments. The finest and largest pyramids in size are found in Giza. A real life experience is to behold these monuments built only on arm strength and are still magnificent after thousands of years.

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Tuesday 8 November 2011 15:00 | Published by | Category: General Tourism,Interesting Stuff

Jazz in Madrid!


Madrid is the kind of city for which we do not need excuses to visit. Tapas, sun, good food, party…You really have to want it to be bored in Madrid! And if in addition a music festival will be held, what are we waiting for to book our tickets?
 From the 2nd of November to the 4th of December, the Spanish capital hosts the 28th Festival International de Jazz de Madrid. This event will last more than a month and produce artists from all around the world to play in the most beautiful places in the city. 28 editions, then; still the festival continues to renew itself by hosting the big names of the jazz world and many young talents who brings a fresh attitude.

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Friday 4 November 2011 15:00 | Published by | Category: General Tourism,events

Day of the Dead in Mexico, nothing sad!


On the 1st and 2nd of November in Mexico, the very celebrated Day of the Dead festival takes place. This tradition dates back to over 3000 years when many families came together and pay tribute to the memory of dead loved ones.
The morning is mainly devoted to prayer. Altars are installed in homes and everyone gathers to pray for the soul of the deceased. During the afternoon everybody goes to the cemetery. The graves are cleaned and decorated. Offerings can take the shape of the dead’s favourite dishes or flowers (mainly those of zempaxuchilt, the rose of India).

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Tuesday 1 November 2011 15:00 | Published by | Category: General Tourism,events

But what is Halloween?


All weekend long, you have probably seen people on the street acting a little weird…People scaring people, monsters out of their graves … Do not worry, it’s normal, it’s Halloween!

You know that being casually dressed on October 31st, especially at night, exposes you to attacks from zombies and other crazy creatures! But do you know where does this little crazy celebration comes from? Blogtelopia knows and since we’re nice, we’ll tell you.

 Originally a Celtic religious festival at the time of the Druids named Samhain or Samonios, Halloween comes from “All Hallows Eve” or “the evening of All Saints’, on the eve of the Christian festival of All Saints Day. The most famous character of this festival is Jack-O’-Lantern, from an old Irish tale; he would have sold his soul to the devil, but eventually never gave it away.

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Monday 31 October 2011 15:00 | Published by | Category: General Tourism,events

Christmas in the sun!


It’s cold! The summer holidays are already a distant memory and winter is coming so fast that we begin to dream of sun, beach, tanning…In short, pleasures we will not see for a long time! No, do not despair, there may be a solution … spend Christmas in the sun!

That’s easy to say, but some destinations offer very reasonable prices of airline tickets and Hotelopia guarantees the best price for hotels. The last remaining question: where to go?

Many options are available. Why not in Martinique and 26 degrees in December? With these fine sandy beaches, lush nature, the smile of its people, its sweet rum … You will forget very quickly the cold at home!

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Friday 28 October 2011 15:00 | Published by | Category: General Tourism,Interesting Stuff

Paris, like in the movies.


People who have been to Paris, know how magical the city is. Those who have never been also know thanks to the magic of cinema! Indeed, the French capital has for decades been one giant movie set that hosted many films which became international success.

Have you seen Amelie? This film by Jean-Pierre Jeunet is set at the Montmartre of the 90’s. An idyllic Paris, without paintings on the walls, clean streets, and all the actors and extras are French, as the world imagines French people to be! A short walk around the Sacré-Coeur will make you rediscover this special atmosphere.

Let’s step back in time and go to Versailles, location of Marie Antoinette, amongst others movies. Like in the film, imagine yourself as a member of the royal court, living life in a castle. Strolling through the gardens with countless fountains or visiting the many rooms of the castle, you will find the atmosphere mirrors the era of the movie by Sofia Coppola.

The streets of Paris are full of mythical places of cinema. Pigalle and the famous Moulin Rouge (Baz Luhrmann, 2001), The Eiffel Tower has seen so many shootings (A view to Kill - James Bond, Rush Hour 3), the Palais du Louvre (Da Vinci Code, Belphegor), The Seine (Midnight in Paris, Jules and Jim)…

So become the actor or actress in your own movie and Book your Paris hotel with Hotelopia.

Wednesday 26 October 2011 15:00 | Published by | Category: General Tourism,Interesting Stuff

The home of the new Rugby World Cup champions awaits you!


The New-Zealand yesterday had a new team to be proud of. This country consisting of two main islands are finally world champion again of their national sport- Rugby! But do not just focus on the ferocity of their players during the famous Haka, the people of New Zealand are known for their hospitality. And their country famed for its beauty! Those who saw The Lord of the Rings Trilogy will remember the magnificent scenery, breathtaking mountains and plains. Discover while in New-Zealand, let’s try to help you organize your trip!

The region of Rotorua will impress you with its volcanoes and incredible scenery. Hikers of all levels will delight in this region.

From Christchurch, you can rent a small van and take a ride in these unique landscapes. Karamea, Abel Tasman, Arthur Pass… Another great opportunity for a short stay of several days.

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Monday 24 October 2011 15:00 | Published by | Category: General Tourism,Interesting Stuff

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