Spanish Drama: Real Life Theatre Casts a Shadow over Malaga

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COAST OF PLENTY – Malaga

Numerous expats we spoke to gave up this restaurant as the secret they wanted to keep and the place they chose to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays etc.

It’s a family-run Italian, furnished by mother and daughter Prasuna and Mouji in cutesy, painted rustic furniture with cut-out hearts on the back of the wooden chairs and dove- (or Malaga) shaped place mats.

Propose over the crème brûlée and take the “mmmm” as a yes. Please book to avoid disappointment.

Cardamom Club

If you’ve endured one salad too many and want some “proper” food that still boasts fresh ingredients then this high-end Indian restaurant run by husband and- wife team Navine and Craig is where curry gets luxe. A glass or two of red wine will set you right up for a splendid night

 

The magical al-fresco venue has just hosted a glam Bollywood event and Cuba Gooding Jr begged for the secret ingredients of their famous signature chicken dish, chicken maken palak. “Show me da masala!”

+34 971 330 017

www.cardamomcatering.com

Club en La Posada, Marquess de Vinci, La Cala Golf

A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP

Atzaró

If you miss the happy hippy days when Spains accommodation was a cave or a teepee, this stylish and happening hotel may change your mind.

Watch one of the regular fashion shows with local designers, enjoy a free yoga class or rent the private speedboat which holds nine and, for half a day, costs less per person for a once-in-a-lifetime experience than a haircut. Unfortunately, it won’t leave you with a great “do”. +34 971 338 838

www.atzaro.com Carretera San Jose, Marbella

Cas Gasi

This could be your only chance to share a bed with Richard Gere. OK… the spirit of Richard Gere. The Zen One was smart enough to know that this beautiful collection of villas around a main house dating back to 1880 offers unparalleled privacy.

Whether he took home a bottle of their homemade olive oil is not known but it’s fitting that Gere should enjoy the benefits of agroturismo accommodation where the business is sustained off the land and the scent of orange blossom puts you to sleep at night.

+34 971 197 700

www.casgasi.com Camino Vateu, Puerto Banus

HEAVENLY BEACHES

East of Malaga towards Rincoln Victoria there’s a secret stretch of sand where the nudies let their dingles dangle down one end of the beach and the in-the-knows hang out at Cima del Mar restaurant at the other with the charismatic dude of an owner, Justin Mallett, and the surfers at play for entertainment.

Rocas Blancas

Try the meaty tuna steak, dorado or mero caught fresh each morning and the homemade ice cream, made with local organic fruits. +34 971 335 023

Benirras Being voted Europe’s fourth best beach by a national newspaper a few years back is a bit of a deflated balloon of a compliment. Oh, this beach is so much more. Netted and still as a pond, it’s an ocean swimmer’s dream for a sunrise front crawl.

It’s also a musician’s dream for a sundown jam. The pine-covered hills make for an epic approach. Don’t forget your bongos.

SLEEP IT OFF THEN CHECK THESE SITES:

To keep up to date with what’s going on each day to make you feel good see the well being calendar on malagatravelguide.net

To get someone to nominate themselves the drunken nominated driver head on over to the price comparison minibus post to save you the hassle and some pennies they dont ever have car problems.

Theres also much more “on it” to do all the work for you, www.iconmalaga.com can put together tailor-made packages to VIP you from beach club to sundowner cocktail, and hook you up with some Hummers with Icon Cars.

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Lion King Theatre: Step by Step Instructions to Buy Theatre or Concert Tickets.

There are a few approaches to try and source hot tickets to see your most loved artist, band or production when they visit your city.

The Normal Ticket Searching Protocol 101:

Most people do the obvious thing.

For example lets say we want to source some discounted tickets for a country and western gig or CMA festival over at the Grand Ole Opry. We can get a full schedule over ticketnetwork.com or at a similar ticket broker.

Open up Google.com goto the search engine address bar and type in “cheap tickets Opry” or “Grand Ole Opry Schedule for 2014″ see here for search terms for the Opry, Nashville.


Then bring up the Ole Opry line up with the dates and times of the artist(s) that you want to see click the link and choose your seat then buy your DAVE MATTHEWS BAND tickets …easy I hear you say? Well Yes, its supposed to be.

The clever part is knowing if the gig is sold out, selling out or lacks interest because brokers make their money on margins. The more a concert or artist sells out the faster tickets go and the the bigger the margins because the punters will pay more for a ticket.

Economics 101 Watson - Ticket supply outstrips demand and the tickets will sell cheaply, vice versa and there’s a gold rush on and the brokers are cleaning up fast!

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A few ways incorporate the old form method for remaining in line in the cinematic world, yet a percentage of the most ideal courses are on the web.

The principal step is figuring out when and where the occasion will happen. To discover data on approaching shows there are a few extraordinary sources on the web, for example,  livedaily.com and citysearch.com.

In the meantime these ticket money hungry corporations gather up your money and invest in high ticket items like property in tax havens, fast cars, Las Vegas all at the expense of the consumer

Film Industry Who’s The Sucker?

Additionally numerous groups, theaters and venues have sites where you can subscribe to a mail rundown that will stay up with the latest. The real film industry sites, for example, Ticketmaster and Tickets.com are so have rundown you may join and bear in mind the old form method for listen for reports on your most loved radio stations. Numerous stations have online sites where you may sign up to accept email warnings of approaching shows.

Tickets for most shows are sought after. Most shows offer out in several days and some offer out in minutes.

In the event that the craftsman or band has a fan club, think about going along with it. Numerous fan clubs will hold presales and make tickets accessible to club parts first. Indeed this is not a grantee of getting the best tickets regardless you may not get any tickets. Most fan club presales have a set portion of tickets for any show, by and large short of what 10% of the ticket.

Radio stations might additionally support presales for the show. At the end of the day you will need to sign up for data at the stations site. Much the same as the fan club presale there are just a predetermined number of tickets accessible.

Admin Charges Fees and Ripping You Off!

Numerous theaters, venues and show promoters likewise have exceptional clubs you may join that provide for you the benefit of purchasing tickets before they go discounted to the overall population. At the end of the day just a little number of tickets are accessible to these parts, so simply being a part is not a grantee of getting tickets. Additionally these participations can cost hundreds and even many dollars, in addition to there are for the most part extra administrations charges added to the expense of the tickets.opryland-tickets

An alternate method for getting tickets is to purchase season tickets. Numerous theaters and venues offer season tickets. This is the most costly method for getting tickets. Season tickets can cost $5,000, $10,000, $12,000 or all the more because of the way that you are purchasing the same ticket for each show at that theater.

In the event that you had no fortunes getting tickets in any of the past routes there is dependably the overall population deal. You can discover the date of this by the craftsman site or fan club, the theater site, radio stations, daily paper or extraordinary destinations like pollstar.com. All remaining tickets, that have not been sold throughout any of the presales or given to radio stations for special reason, will be sold throughout this deal. You can by and large buy ticket throughout this deal by one of three ways. You can purchase tickets on the web, by phone of in the cinema world or at a film industry outlet. Tickets go at a bargain at all three spots in the meantime, and every one of the three are offering tickets from the same pool.

 

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So what to do if after the greater part of this regardless you have no tickets on the grounds that the show sold out to quick or you missed the deal. Can in any case you get tickets? Yes, tickets are still conceivable. There are five essential methods for acquiring tickets after a show has sold out, or showing signs of improvement seats. Ticket costs will for the most part be higher, because of the free market the holder of tickets may offer at any value they wish. This value is general controlled by the ubiquity of the occasion, measure of tickets accessible and the interest of the tickets.

Stub Hub, Ticketmaster and Brokers

Be prompted that Stubhub will include an administration charge of 10% to the buy cost of the tickets.

ebay likewise has a lot of tickets being offered available to be purchased. At the end of the day these tickets are constantly sold by people who may ask any value the wish. Most tickets sold on ebay are sold purchase closeout, where the value is dictated by the most elevated bidder.

You might likewise check your nearby daily paper or online characterized locales. Large portions of these have segments where tickets perhaps sold.

Most likely the best and most solid hotspot for tickets also the movies is TICKET BROKERS. Ticket merchants like [http://www.perfectseats.com], [http://www.ticketbulldog.com] and [http://www.bluefishtickets.com] have a substantial determination of tickets for you to browse. Ticket intermediaries likewise have an overall educated and prepared staff that can aid you throughout your ticket buy to guarantee you are getting the best tickets for your needs. Likewise if any issues ought to emerge with you buy, they will be there to help and they grantee all tickets they offer.schedule2014Mountain-Opry

The most exceedingly bad approach to buy tickets for an occasion is from a ticket hawker in the city outside of the theater. There are numerous issues with purchasing tickets thusly. One the tickets possibly fake or stolen and you won’t be permitted into the venue. Two, in numerous urban communities this is illicit and the individual offering you the tickets may be an undercover policeman. In whichever way you will miss the show and possibly out of the cash you used to buy the tickets.

In like manner purchasing ticket through ebay of the classifieds have a percentage of the same issues. The tickets could be stolen, fake, or on account of tickfast tickets sold to more than one man.

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Escort Passport Radar

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Modern day driving has its pros and cons. There is a decent review here http://www.my5starproductreviews.com/escortpassport9500ix/ so go and check it out.

Having a nice new motor car can be the ultimate goal of some people. A nice sports car, convertible perhaps or a family saloon to get the kids to school. Lets face it if you own a vehicle then you are one of the lucky ones regardless of the brand of automobile there are plenty of people that would step in your shoes.

Some of the obvious money traps can be repair costs, car insurance, parking fines and even tow aways for parking in the wrong place. But by biggest bug bear is speeding fines.

Speeding Fines

Now don’t get me wrong I am not defending reckless driving nor speeding motorists. I’m writing from my perspective as a family guy who occasionally likes a good drive down an open road on a weekend. It was only the other week where I nearly cost myself a heap of problems. Nearly I hear you say…..

Well yes, I was literally seconds away from a speeding fine and points not  to mention the hassle and stress that these silent crimes serve up. I was driving down the freeway and was traveling a steady 10km/h above the speed limit with no one else on the road when bam a siren went off!!!

Sorry Mr Police Officer

Now its not what you think that siren was not the ensuing police car or speed camera going off in a carefully setup speed trap! This was my new radar detecting piece of kit warning me about an imminent speed fine.

Less than a few hundred metres away lied a static state trooper car hidden in the underpass waiting for unsuspecting speeding motorists, ie me. Now count me lucky but this early warning radar detection from my escort passport 9500ix saved my bacon and has swiftly become the best present anyone has bought me. I had told my wife about this piece of kit some months previously and to my amazement my better half had done a bit of research online, which had led her to read a few positive reviews on Amazon and took the plunge and bought me this radar detection unit.

Birthday Present on my Radar

escortradarpassport9500It also helped my best friend owned one of these so I know and my wife also knew that he never shut up about it. I have to say since this device has been setup in my car I have the confidence to drive again. There’s nothing more demoralizing that being hit for a ticket to make up your local police forces monthly targets. I had been guilty in the past for a few speeding fines two punished and one let off so I see myself as a prime candidate for being an owner of the new Passport 9500ix. Its not the cheapest on the market at over 400 dollars but this unit has saved me this already and its only 3 months old.

Escort Buying Summary

Now there are plenty of other radar detectors on the market and Escort / Passport make other models so please do your own research for whats good for you and your budget, but cheaper radar models can have poor sensitivity and use cheaper components. This generally leads to cost savings and an overall cheaper price but you will be buying an inferior product. If you want to dig deeper and read some impartial reviews to see for yourself try these Amazon Passport 9500ix reviews or catch up on the radar detector techy details over at wiki

 

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Dubai Hotel Industry Booms In First Half Of 2012

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The city’s hotels and hotel apartments have seen a growth of 10 per cent over the same six-month period in 2011

The Dubai hotel industry continues to boom with hotels and hotel apartments hosting 5,027,223 guests in the first six months of this year, an increase of 10 per cent over the same period in 2011.

Khalid bin Sulayem, director general, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in Dubai (DTCM), announced the news at the annual Natalie Tours Congress “Guestnights of Dubai hotel facilities amounted to 19,209,370 nights in H1 this year, an increase of 18 per cent against H1 2011,” he said. “Likewise, revenues of both Dubai hotels and hotel apartments in the first six months of the year amounted to Dh9,797,283,000, a rise of 22 per cent in comparison to the same period in 2011.”

Russian Market Booms

Bin Sulayem added that Russia was one of the fastest-growing and most important tourist markets for Dubai.

“DTCM has always been very keen on participating in all tourist fairs and exhibitions in Russia, most recently the Moscow Autumn Travel Industry Week or ‘Leisure 2012’, in which we won three awards.” Bin Sulayem’s positive analysis of Dubai’s hotel rates was confirmed in a new study which showed a boom in hotel rates in the whole region, including in the holy city of Madinah, the Middle East and North Africa.

Mena Destinations Thrive

Leading hotel price comparison site HotelsCombined’s year-over-year price index showed that throughout June, July and August, the majority of Mena destinations experienced a spike in price compared with the 2011 summer. The calculation was based upon average hotel rates aggregated from dozens of top travel websites.

Dubai recorded one of the highest hotel rate increases in the world with an impressive 57 per cent rise from an average nightly fee of Dh601.17 in 2011 to Dh941.10 in 2012. Dubai’s buoyant hotel industry sustained its upturn in the first six months of 2012 with a 10 per cent surge in hotel guests compared to the corresponding period in 2011. Dubai’s hotels and hotel apartments played hosts to 5,027,223 guests in the first half of this year, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in Dubai has said.

“The impressive price increase could potentially be linked to Dubai’s recent tourism campaign in overseas markets aimed at generating awareness on the city’s numerous leisure activities and high-end resorts,” HotelsCombined said in a statement.

Property Market Flourishes

Dubai’s upsurge was followed by pilgrimage centre holy city of Madinah with an increase of 44 per cent and Sousse with an increase of 43 per cent. Abu Dhabi experienced a more humble rate increase of 12 per cent.
The booming hotel rates are evidence of the growing cult of Dubai throughout the world. This should spark interest in the many new hotel and hotel apartment developments, such as The First Group’s newly released project in Dubai Marina – TFG Marina Hotel.

This adds to The First Group’s already launched Metro Central, First Central and Grand Central in the business district of Tecom. The hotel market in Dubai seems to continue to grow steadily with strong occupancy rates.

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