Isnt the worst when you go to buy tickets to your favorite bands concert when they tour through town, only to find out that the tickets are outrageously overpriced? Understandably, your first instinct would be to blame the band.
For instance, if ICP tickets or tickets to the wider Insane Clown Posse tour were astronomically expensive, you would assume that J and Dope didnt care about their Juggalo fan base. After all, why would two guys that have it all price ICP tickets unreasonably high? Just to make more money? Nothing could be further from the truth.
What few people actually know about the music industry is that the artist does not have final say in their concerts or tours ticket prices. They are allowed to suggest a price they think their fans, in this case Juggalos, might be more appreciative of without losing money themselves, but ultimately it is the concert promoter that has the final say.
So, if youre a Juggalo that thinks ICP tickets cost too much, dont blame the band or anyone on the Insane Clown Posse tour. Its the fault of the venues concert promoter!
After that brief education in concert tickets, lets get back to the ludicrous claim that ICP tickets are expensive because the band doesnt care about the financial well-being of Juggalos.
Insane Clown Posse tours and ICP tickets in general are expensive. Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope know this, but dont have the clout to control it. So what do they do to make up for the fact? Two things. For one, the literally give money back to Juggalos who attend their concerts from time to time. The guys have been known to throw money into the crowd, and have even taped money to beach balls ($100-$500 per) and then kicked the balls out into the sea of Juggalos.
Can you imagine how much more you would appreciate the band if you paid (arguably) too much for ICP tickets or access to any Insane Clown Posse tour and then received it all back and then some just for attending? Pretty cool thing to do for two guys who obviously still are one with their Juggalo fan base.
The second piece to the puzzle of making Juggalos appreciate Insane Clown Posse tours and high ICP ticket prices is that Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope make sure they always put on one hell of a show. Insane Clown Posse tours have long been known for a variety of things, and showmanship is one of them.
For instance, the 2009 Insane Clown Posse tour that was in support of their Bang! Boom! Pow! album release featured showgirls, a ringmaster, and even ape boy, a character played by carious Psychopathic Records artists on stage. No matter how much you paid for ICP tickets to that Insane Clown Posse tour, it was worth it!
Students often face difficulties in deciding upon which career path should they walk in. Today parents also show active participation in deciding upon their child’s education. But they completely rely upon their child’s decision. Modern parents never force their kids to decide courses as per the parents choices rather they encourage children to choose the course as per their own interest.
Today hotel and tourism industries are growing at a large scale and this is the reason why students want to enter into the world of hotels. The wide range of career options associated with management sectors made hotel management courses so popular. The only thing is that you need to pursue your course from a reputed hotel management institute. At first try to choose the study program that you want to pursue and then match the program with the course curriculum of the college. Study programs like certification and internship opportunities are specifically designed for the students interested in hotel industries. Even for those who are already into hotel industries can raise their designation into management post through formal education degrees in management training with experience.
Bachelor degree in Hotel Management:
A bachelor degree in hotel management is a course program of 3 years. This degree prepares students to move forward towards higher level of this sector. The various hotel management areas such as business accounting, food and beverage services, accommodations, human resource and marketing hospitality services are many more can be served with a bachelor degree in hotel management.
Diploma in Hotel Management:
You can also opt for a diploma in hotel management to serve the four main areas of hotel industries, housekeeping, food and beverage, food production and front office. Each area has individual importance in hotel industry. The front office section takes care of specific areas like check ins and outs, night auditing, reservations and others. Professionals involved in food production looks after the kitchen. Housekeeping department sees the back office functions such as hotel rooms, lobby and banquets. The food and beverage sector is in the responsibility of food service in banquet halls and restaurants. The diploma in hotel management usually ranges from 6 months to one year.
As per the different hotel management study programs one should decide which one will be suitable for you. Diploma in hotel management or bachelor degree in hotel management. After deciding upon the type of course you should move forward towards the selection of the colleges that have high value in the market of education. The reason behind the selecting a reputed college is the chance of getting quick placements at the 5 star hotels.
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Hotel Also Receive Fido’s Favorite Award from BringFido.com
Carmel-by-the-Sea, May 03, 2015 – Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea announces its new Facebook contest in honor of National Dog Month this May — Let’s give them something to bark about! Post your adorable or funny pup pics on the hotels Facebook page and the hotel’s favorite post will receive a two-night stay at our family run hotel…four-legged friends welcome too! Use the hashtag #SomethingToBarkAbout and be entered to win!! Winner announced May 31st! (Airfare is not included) https://www.facebook.com/hofsashousehotel
In addition, the hotel recently received the “Fido’s Favorite” award from BringFido.com! This award is given for achieving an excellent rating of 4 out of 5 “bones” from BringFido.com customers in the last 12 months. BringFido.com is the #1 pet travel site on the Internet helping pet lovers find travel arrangements for humans and their four-legged friends. As animal lovers ourselves, we’re delighted that such a place exists!
About BringFido.com: BringFido.com is a dog travel directory that provides unbiased reviews, detailed pet policy information, and online reservations at more than 25,000 pet friendly hotels through a partnership with Travelocity. Information is also available on thousands of bed & breakfasts, vacation rentals, and campgrounds that welcome pets in 150 countries worldwide.
About Hofsas House: Owned and operated by the Theis Family, Hofsas House Hotel is within walking distance of everything Carmel has to offer, including a stunning beach, fine restaurants and shops and wine tasting. It provides peaceful respite and European charm just minutes from Monterey, Pebble Beach, Big Sur and Pacific Grove. The Hofsas House’s 38 spacious, one-of-a-kind rooms boast European comfort and lovely views and amenities such as fireplaces, private balconies, wet bars, kitchens and patios. Large suites provide the perfect stay for newlyweds and anyone else seeking an extra special getaway. Dutch doors in every room allow guests to welcome in the ocean air, and free WiFi enables them to stay connected – if they want to.
The Hofsas House Hotel family works to ensure every visitor’s experience is special, striving to offer the highest quality personal services. Consider the continental breakfast, abundant with fresh French Roast coffee, tea, juice, fruit and pastries from a neighborhood bakery, or the personalized concierge services for guests and their families, including their four-legged family members, who are welcome as well.
For large groups – wedding parties, company meetings, family reunions and others – Hofsas House Hotel offers a spacious room equipped with a fireplace and full kitchen that can comfortably accommodate 40 people. A heated pool, dry saunas, decks with views and off-street parking are on-site as well. Hofsas House Hotel is located on San Carlos Street, north of Fourth Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea. For more information, call (831) 624-2745 or visit www.hofsashouse.com.
Contact: Marci Bracco Cain Hofsas House Hotel P.O. Box 1195 Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 831-747-7455 http://www.hofsashouse.com
Don’t assume you will get a good rate on a Grand Canyon Tour by buying your tickets at tour time. It doesn’t work that way. In fact, it’s downright wrong. If you decide to buy your tickets at the gate, you will have to pay a lot more than your fellow passengers who know how to score discounted tickets.
What’s the deal?
Tour operators are a lot like airline companies. When you buy a ticket close to your travel date, you have to pay more. This is especially true if you book within 24 hours of take off. If you want to go completely crazy, buy a ticket the day of the tour.
There is no reason to go through all that. All you have to do is plan. Try to book your tour of the Grand Canyon at least one week before your tour date. Not only does this nearly guarantee you seat, but it also gives you access to the most departure times and regularly scheduled tours.
There are plenty of benefits to getting your tour seats ahead of time. Here are some other things to think about.
You want to buy your seats online. You might have some concerns about using your credit card online. That’s easy to understand. I used to be that way too. But the truth is, it is very easy and convenient to book your travel plans that way. The risk is low if you stick with legitimate travel sites.
Here’s the thing. I like to save money. It is probably important to you too. At any rate, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the Web is home to the best deals on National Park tours. There are plenty of other places to buy tickets such as your hotel or a kiosk on the Strip. Avoid those places because you have to pay more when you get your tickets at a kiosk or hotel.
Remember this important point. Always complete the transaction on the site. That is the only way to get the low Internet rate. When you do that, you will get a confirmation email with your order information. Allow up to 45 minutes for the email to hit your inbox, then print it out.
About Your Tour
Halloween savings abound on Grand Canyon tours, especially helicopter flights, airplane rides and bus tours. To reap your rewards, follow my advice regarding reservations and online bookings. You will love a fall tour of the canyon. Temperatures are nice and the overall weather is great. Thrill your little goblins with a Halloween experience they will remember for a lifetime.
At the palace in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta, there are two honours passed down through the generations. In both cases, when a son is born, the father knows his child will one day take on a special responsibility. It is the right and the duty of the child to follow in the footsteps of his ancestors.
One of these honours is to become the Sultan of Yogyakarta, a hereditary title that dates back to the eighteenth century. The other great honour that stays in the family is to be a guard at the palace. It is not just royalty that passes on the job to the next generation, but also those who dedicate their lives to the royal protection.
Today, there are two thousand palace guards in total. Only about one thousand are active, though. It’s a job for life, so as they get older and can’t physically work anymore, they are looked after rather than being thrown out of service. On any particular day there are about one hundred palace guards actually working.
The palace is known in Yogyakarta as the Keraton. Although it’s open for visitors in the morning, it is still a functioning part of the political sphere here in the region. The sultan holds that particular title in name, not power, since the declaration of Indonesian independence in 1945 – but he is also automatically the governor of the region. Therefore the Keraton is used for official functions, political meetings, and as the royal residence.
There is also a cultural link with the compound and the people. In some ways it is almost a spiritual connection. The Keraton was designed to reflect the Javanese cosmos. It faces towards the volcanic Mount Merapi in one direction and towards the Indian Ocean, home of the important Indonesian sea spirit, in the other.
The placement of the pavilions, the courtyards and even the trees all have a significance within the traditional spiritual view of the world by the local people. But, look a bit closer, and you’ll also see in the intricate designs an integration of the faiths that have influenced this part of Indonesia over the years. There are Buddhist, Islamic and Hindi elements to much of the decoration in the central part of the palace.
From my experience, most of Indonesia is very proud of their heritage. But those in Yogyakarta seem more enthusiastic than others to continue weaving it into daily modern life. The Keraton and the connection with the people is a strong one. There seems to be a genuine affection and respect for the leadership amongst the people here. This palace complex is the bridge between the old and the new and the faith that binds the cultures.
A boutique hotel is something not many of us have had the pleasure of visiting, but something we all definitely should. This irregular breed of hotels is becoming increasingly popular, with many popping up all over the world, and people becoming more and more interested in what they have to offer. Hotel stays arent just about having somewhere to sleep for the night; they should be something that is relished and enjoyed for what the hotel has to offer, and how they make you feel. Heres our pick of boutique hotels wed love to pay a visit to, and you should too!
The Merchant Hotel, Belfast
The Merchant Hotel is a stunning Victorian/Art Deco inspired boutique hotel in the heart of Belfast. Seeing is believing with this amazingly creative getaway, as its dcor and ambience is breath taking, with even the smallest of details being carefully considered, from the ornaments on the desk to the flowers in the bedrooms.
The hotel has a huge magnitude of features; you can relax in the spa, break a sweat in the rooftop gym, enjoy the evening in the amazing jazz bar, or even treat yourself to some goodies in their exclusive fashion boutique, which exclusively stocks many popular high-end fashion brands.
Fowey Hall Hotel, Cornwall
Next is the magnificent Fowey Hall Hotel, which is tucked away on the coast of Cornwall. A one nights stay can be transformed into a gorgeous getaway by combining the trip with one of their magnificent spa days. While the hotel is listed as family friendly, couples can also enjoy a night here alone, and will love the Garden Wing, which boasts king-size beds and stunning views.
If you choose to indulge in a spa trip, you wont be disappointed. They offer a full 12-metre swimming pool, spa treatments to help you unwind and enjoy your stay to the maximum, and even an outdoor hot tub with sea views.
Barnsley House, Cotswolds
Barnsley House is fantastically modern and incredibly stylish, all while being packed into a traditional country hotel set in the Cotswolds. Featuring a gorgeous Garden Spa, its all you could ask for if youre looking for boutique hotel breaks.
No two rooms are the same inside this gorgeous hotel, and youll be treated to the finest service and an amazing nights sleep that you wont forget. The spa is a great place to be pampered, or you could even take a walk or have a meal in the lavish gardens within the grounds.
If you havent treated yourself to a boutique hotel break yet, make sure you do. Even if you have, why not consider one for a friend? Its an incredible choice if youre looking for gift ideas.
Durian is a Southeast Asian fruit that’s most popular in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and the Philippines.
Many durian trees are large and can grow anywhere from 20 – 50 meters in height. There are many different species and cultivars of durian, some with a more pungently distinct flavor while others are calmer and less strong.
Though I have seen a photo of a thornless durian, the most distinct characteristic of any durian is its lethal thorny outer shell. Rather than a fruit, a durian looks more like a medieval war club – just one of the many reasons it’s so enchanting!
Wrapped within the dangerous exterior is soft creamy flesh that’s normally yellowish or cream in color and firm to soft depending on ripeness. Each pod of the fruit flesh is sectioned off in separate segments.
Durian is most notorious for is its smell.
What some describe as rotting socks, fermented garlic and onions, or just straight up barf, to me is the sweetest perfume known to man. But somehow I just love odd edibles durian, stink beans, and wood apples.
The aroma is so strong, it can linger for days, making durian illegal in many air conditioned or public buildings in Southeast Asia.
When you’re out exploring Bangkok, look out for these delicious durians.
1. Monthong – Golden Pillow
Monthong, which translates to golden pillow in Thai, is probably the most widespread durian in Thailand; It’s also the most famous exported variety.
If you stumble into durian in another part of the world, like North America or even China, it may be a Thai Golden Pillow.
The fruit is large, often 3 – 5 kilos per fruit and is characterized by large triangular spikes. The flesh of the fruit is very meaty and can be considered one of the least pungent in both aroma and flavor.
It’s rich and sweet.
The chunks of durian that emerge from a monthong are gigantic, honestly, some are the size of personal baguettes.
The largest monthong durian I’ve ever bought in Thailand was over 10 kilos.
After spotting it at a vendor at Samrong Market, my friend Joel and I had to purchase it merely because of its huge size. Unfortunately, it was watery and not very good, but it sure was fun!
If you’re a first time durian sampler, you may want to go with monthong.
Price: About 50 – 100 THB per kilo
2. Chanee – Gibbon
Chanee is more pungent, softer, more buttery, and stronger in nearly every way than a monthong. Yet at the same time, for myself personally, it’s not quite as rich and I can eat more volume of chanee than monthong.
The flesh is often eaten very ripe, when it turns to a gorgeous golden yellow. The riper a chanee gets, the stronger the luscious aroma becomes. The meat turns bitter adding an extra wonderful dimension to the sweetness.
Price: About 50 – 80 THB per kilo
3. Kanyao – Long Stem
Kanyao, or the long stem durian, is normally the most expensive and high class durian to eat in Bangkok. If you have a chance to eat kanyao, take it!
It’s medium in size, and distinct because it’s normally quite round like a volleyball, not in in rounded segments like a monthong.
The flesh is very sweet, incredibly creamy and even when overripe it doesn’t become too mushy.
I’m undecided as to wether chanee or kanyao is better; Both are wildly delicious.
There’s also the famed “Nonthaburi Kanyao,” the most well known durian in Thailand that can fetch $200 per fruit. I’m still waiting for my first sample!
Some are small, located far down tiny sois and well out of the way of tourist traffic. Others are part of massive complexes filled with halls, schools and revered statues, earning them a place in all the Bangkok guidebooks.
Here are seven of the best Bangkok temples, a list compiled based on both historical significance and pure aesthetics.
Remember to dress appropriately — keep those legs and shoulders covered — or you may not be allowed in.
1. Wat Arun.
You know a Bangkok temple is special if its image is on Thai currency, in this case the 10-baht coin. Among Bangkok’s most revered icons, Wat Arun –- the Temple of Dawn — sits on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River.
Construction of the stunning “phra prang” (towers), which are covered in tiny pieces of colorful Chinese ceramics, was started by King Rama II (1809-1824) and completed by King Rama III (1824-1851).
Though Wat Arun’s phra prang are the biggest attraction, they are actually only a small part of the complex, which also hosts lovely white buildings, shrines, ponds and tiny lanes.
From a snapper’s point of view, the best place to get a shot of Wat Arun is actually from the other side of the river, particularly at sunset. The restaurant at Arun Residence has great views and good food.
2 . Wat Phra Kaew
Tourists are likely more familiar with Wat Phra Kaew’s home, the grounds of the legendary Grand Palace. Wat Phra Kaew — Temple of the Emerald Buddha — enshrines one of Thailand’s most revered Buddha statues, which was carved out of a single block of jade.
This Buddha image is certainly well travelled. According to Thailand’s official palace website, it was first discovered in Chiang Rai in 1464, brought down to Lampang where it remained till King Tilok of Lannathai brought it to Chiang Mai, his capital. Then it was brought to Luang Prabang, Laos, before heading to Vientiane.
Then, the King of Thonburi sent an expedition to bring it back. When King Rama I built the city of Bangkok, including the Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha was installed in the chapel, where it remains today.
Also worth checking out in this Bangkok temple are the murals, which depict the traditional life-story of the Buddha, proverbs and episodes from the Ramakien — the Thai version of the Ramayana.
3 . Wat Pho
Right next door to the Grand Palace, Wat Pho is home to Thailand’s biggest reclining Buddha statue. The soles of the 46-meter-long statue’s feet are inlaid with mother-of-pearl, depicting the 108 auspicious signs of the Buddha, while the statue itself is covered in gold leaf.
According to the Thai history books, after moving to the Grand Palace, King Rama I recognized the old temple as a site of religious significance and ordered his noblemen to restore it in 1788. This first restoration took seven years, five months and 28 days. During the reign of King Rama III another great restoration/expansion period took place, which took 16 years and seven months.
Wat Pho is also home to a highly respected massage school, where Thai masseurs have been training since 1955. Visitors can drop in for a full traditional Thai massage or enroll in short or long-term courses.
4 . Wat Benchamabophitr
Also known in English as “the Marble Temple,” the beautiful Wat Benchamabophitr is a royal monastery highly revered as a Thai architectural masterpiece. Its main ordination hall was built with Italian marble and features European neo-classical influences.
Located in Bangkok’s leafy green Dusit district near Chitralada Palace, it was founded by King Rama V in the year 1900. His ashes are buried inside the ordination hall under a Sukhothai-style Buddha statue.
If it looks familiar to you already, that’s because its image is on Thailand’s five-baht coin.
5 . Wat Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit
Wat Mahathat Yuwarajarangsarit might not be one of the most beautiful Bangkok temples, but it’s certainly one of the most religiously significant.
One of six royal wats, it was built during the Ayutthaya period. When Bangkok became the capital it was used as a temple for royal ceremonies due to its key location near the freshly built Grand Palace.
Today it’s home to Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University — which was founded in 1887, making it Thailand’s oldest higher education institute for Buddhist monks — and the Vipassana Meditation headquarters. Visitors can drop by for classes.
Also worth checking out nearby are the amulet market and the National Museum.
6 . Wat Saket
Wat Saket is another one of those Bangkok temples that draws visitors to its grounds for its unique landmarks rather than the temple itself. In this case the main draw is the “Golden Mount,” a man-made hill topped with a towering chedi that offers incredible views across Bangkok.
The temple, which really isn’t that remarkable, dates back to the Ayutthaya era but was restored under King Rama I.
The Golden Mount ‘s hill was constructed under King Rama III but it was Rama IV who put up the golden chedi. Rama V added the chedi that’s still there today. Inside is a revered Buddha image that was given to him by the British.
The walk to the top can be brutal on a hot day so bring water. If you can handle crowds, the temple puts on a great Loy Kratong fair every November.
7 . Wat Traimit
Another reason why you shouldn’t judge a Bangkok temple by its exterior, Wat Traimit is actually home to one of world’s largest solid gold Buddha statues.
Remarkably, the image sat ignored for centuries until workmen dropped what they thought was just a five-ton, 13th century image of Buddha in the 1950s, cracking the plaster to reveal the solid gold statue underneath. Apparently, it was covered to fool invading Burmese back in the day.
Outside temple on the right is giant red Royal Jubilee Gate — in Thai called “Chalermphrakiat” — built in 1999 to symbolize the prosperity of Thai and Chinese cultures under His Majesty the King. http://travel.cnn.com/bangkok/play/7-best-bangkok-temples-697446
If someone is looking for a very special place to stay in Ireland, then ones can consider hotel breaks for spend vacation. Ireland hotels are famous for their hospitality and service. We all know that Ireland is a country full from natural beauty, that place is full from amazing landscapes, mountains, lakes and beautiful rivers. By spending some time in this natural beauty you can give your mind freshness and peace. Accommodation facility provided by Ireland hotels is awesome.
Some Ireland hotels provide golf course, fishing facility also, where you can spend your time. Ireland is a agriculture land so there is many types of food available with this sea food provided by some restaurant and hotels is very good, you will not forget taste of that in whole life. Hotels of Ireland also provide exercise classes and spa treatment and for kids there are water parks are also available. One important thing is mainly all major hotels are very close to city center and for traveling both bus and railway networks available.
For honeymoon couples this place is perfect, there are so many beautiful landscapes and lovely lakes where you can spend some time with your partner. In Ireland there are also some castle hotels, in past they were forts but afterwards they made hotels for tourists, these hotels are really royal. There you can enjoy royal facility with king size bedrooms. You can book these hotels online in advance. In these old castle hotels you can enjoy traditional Irish food with Irish traditional music.
Nightlife of Ireland is also exciting; there are numbers of pubs and bars, where you can spend some time with your friends. Irish wine is also tasty; you should definitely take that if you go there. There is no need to fear for budget, you can get room as your budget. Rooms are available in different grades from 2-5 star, so you can choose according to you need. You can enjoy boat ride there also and can look some natural beauty on the ferry. To spend some time in the lap of nature and for the peace of mind, you can visit Ireland and should spend some time in Ireland hotels.
Chicago, being one of the most popular tourist places in the world is home to many great luxury hotels Chicago. There are lot of great hotels in this city that can provide you with the superb services and state of the art facilities. Each hotel has its own way of pampering their guests with different features that their guests will surely enjoy.
One of the Luxury Hotels Chicago that speaks of great luxury and superb service is the Peninsula hotel Chicago. This hotel is ideally situated right in the center of the Magnificent Mile. It is also in near proximity with some of Chicagos greatest attractions, businesses, and entertainment. This hotel offers 339 spacious and comfortable guest rooms that are all luxuriously equipped with all the state of the art facilities that will bring comfort to their guests. All rooms have a high tech electronic system that allows their guests to control their environment with one click. All their rooms are also equipped with huge executive desks, a data port, and complimentary network and wireless high speed internet connection.
The Four Seasons Hotel Chicago also belongs to the many Luxury hotels Chicago that speaks of wonderful accommodation and great facilities. This hotel is in close proximity with Chicagos business and financial centers. Aside from this, it also features a breathtaking view of the stunning Lake Michigan. They also offer a taste of French and North American Flavors through their on site fine dining restaurants.
The Fairmont Hotel is also another Luxury hotel Chicago that is home for the greatest hotel services and amenities. It offers 687 modern guest rooms, 65 suites and 84 Fairmont gold rooms. All of their rooms are fully equipped with state of the art amenities that will cater to all the needs of their valued guests. Other than the great facilities, not to mention the overwhelmingly lovely interior and exterior design of the entire hotel, Fairmont also houses some of the worlds most hospitable attendants that are all ready to cater to all of your needs.
There are a lot more Luxury hotels Chicago that you should consider visiting if you want to experience world class pampering and service. All of the hotels here have their various techniques on how to keep their guests satisfied, but the common thing to all of them is that they all make sure that their guests will surely remember the one of a kind experience they got from their hotel.