Thursday

An Authors Trail Through Stockholm

Film and book related tourism have long provided people with a great reason to travel. Stockholm has become the latest in a great line of tourist destinations to benefit from a fan’s desire to visit the inspirational locations behind a story. 


The Millennium Trilogy

Steig Larsen’s summer time hit, The Millennium trilogy, features Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist’s adventures around the streets of the Swedish capital and the release of the Hollywood movie remake only reignites interest in visits to Stockholm.

Stockholm self-guide walks

The city has not been shy on promoting its place in the Millennium Trilogy tales and the Stockholm Museum organises guided tours of the city, pointing out the places mentioned in the books and visited by the film crews. There are also a number of books and websites that have published a list of Stockholm’s tourist attractions that feature in the book and allow tourists to take their own self-guided tour of the city streets. 

Larsen’s locations

Stockholm is based on 14 linked islands, criss-crossed with bridges. The island district of Sondermalm is where Larsen lived and features prominently in his stories. Walking around Sondermalm’s streets you can pass Salander’s scruffy apartment in Lundgatan and her luxurious suite in Fiskgatan 9. Blomkvist also stays in this area in the top floor flat of Bellmansgatan 1.

Sondermalm is also where the offices of Millennium can be found at Gotgatan or the Seven 11 where you can buy your own Billy Pan Pizza. If you are looking for somewhere to relax then the KaffeBar CafĂ© now called Mellaqvist’s in Hornsgatan is one of Blomkvist’s favourites, while you might catch the Evil Fingers playing in the Pub Kvarnen on Tjarhovsgatan. 

Stockholm is not a particularly rainy place, especially compared with northern Sweden.  Visitors from dry climates should expect to encounter some rain throughout the year and should pack accordingly. There is a wide selection of waterproof clothing, walking boots and outdoor clothing available to order online at Cotswold Outdoors.  


Stockholm Attractions

Although whether you are a fan of Larsen’s works or not, Stockholm provides an interesting and evocative place to visit and you can understand why he based his novels here. There is plenty to see in the usual museum and gallery circuit, points of interest such as the Royal Palace with its pomp and ceremony and the beautiful Stockholm Cathedral.

Events like the dazzling Christmas markets, smooth Jazz festival or the 22-hour midnight cruise around many of the islands that make up the archipelago of Stockholm make for a fun visit to this popular destination.



Tuesday

Things to See and Do In Alanya

Alanya one of the nature’s most generous region, formerly known as Alaiye situated on the Southern coast of Pamphylia, Turkey. It is one of the most popular destinations for tourists. It has a lot to offer, from exciting views, great sight-seeing locations, interesting tours and great shopping areas that are really every shopper's heaven.



Walk Around Alanya

Start by walking around the town to get a feel of the place, however, don't do this on the hot months of July and August because it can be quite uncomfortable. You could also rent a bike or an electric scooter to help you move around, or a Dolmus which is very affordable.

Sightseeing

Alanya has a beautiful sceneries that you will find it very attractive. Take your camera and start with the Sapadere canyon. Take a walk in the Sapadere Canyon and you will never forget the experience. You will marvel at the beautiful waterfalls which are varied in size, the forest and colorful plantation at the end of the route. You can also take a bath as you enjoy all nature has to offer in the Sapadere Canyons. There are also restaurants and a small shop that is worth visiting after a Sapadere canyon tour. 

Visit Alanya Lunapark

If you have kids consider visiting the famous Alanya Lunapark known as Tivoli. It is a frequently visited place by tourists and locals alike. Children will absolutely love this place because it caters for all their interests. Don't forget to visit the Citadel also known as Kale, which can be found at a hilly peninsula mostly surrounded on three sides by the sea and the other part by the city. It is a great place that offers a great view once you get to the castle.

Do not forget The Red Tower

Also remember to visit The Red Tower which is hexagonal and the old shipyard known as Tersane which was built back in the year 1228. And it is one of the most worthwhile visit.
So, do not forget to visit this beautiful tower.

Have A Bowling experience

Don't leave Alanya without having a bowling experience. There are eight lanes, great music system, adequate lighting, games and other entertainment in the only bowling location in Alanya. You will have a lot of fun with the bowling experience and even if you never get to bowl, you can do other fun activities.

Experience the Go-Kart

The Go-Kart is simply a gasoline-powered ride that runs on four wheels. Alanya park go-kart will give you an adrenaline rushing experience which will make you feel exactly like one of those formula one drivers who race cool cars, complete with air conditioning. The court is curved, broad and safe. If you want to do some reckless high-speed car-racing, this is the ideal place.

Parachut-Parasailing

This is one of the most fun, easy and exciting experiences in Alanya. You will be treated to a great view while flying over 200m above the sea. It is a great way to explore this beautiful region. There are well trained professionals who will ensure your safety throughout this experience.

Diving

Diving is one of the water sports that you will enjoy tremendously in Alanya. You will be fitted with the diving equipment and enjoy all the flora, fauna and other underwater life. Both beginners and the experienced will have a great time

There are many more exciting and fun things to do in Alanya. To experience all the fun things in Alanya you need to first visit that city. In order to visit that city, you need to apply for Turkey visas. It is easy to obtain online at the government website, why not take an e-visa which is ideal for tourists and then get ready to have the most exciting moments in your life.