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The Rugby World Cup 2019: What to see, eat and do in the host cities of Japan (part 2)

5. Fukuoka in the southern main island of Kyushu is the furthest venue from Tokyo. Fukuoka is also one of the most beautiful, surrounded by mountains and forests and a rich local culture including wonderful food and some of the country’s best hot-spring resorts.

6. Japan is safe and uber-clean but best buy travel insurance in order to cover medical treatment in the case that you take ill. Every major street in Japan has a pharmacy selling over-the-counter drugs for simple ailments. If you have any more serious complaints, you will need to visit a hospital. Check out the English-speaking clinics before you leave.

7. You won’t be able to scale the national icon of Japan – Fuji – as climbing season ends in the summer. But you should catch a glimpse of it while you’re whizzing past on the bullet train to Kyushu or Kobe. Ask for a seat on the Fuji side of the train and make sure to have your camera ready.

8. Another ubiquitous pleasure, ramen restaurants in Japan are cheap, fast, and a bit oily. Soba (buckwheat) noodles are the healthier option. Don’t forget to try kaiten sushi.

9. Everyone should try Japan’s wonderful onsen hot springs. For centuries men and women in Japan communally bathed; the expression Hadaka no tsukiai (naked friendship) means that they had nothing to hide. Now most onsen carry signs in English explaining bathing etiquette to foreign visitors in case they unwittingly offend.

10. Pachinko is a popular game in Japn, mixxing of pinball, slot machine, and midweek bingo. The gaudy exteriors of Pachinko wreck architectural vandalism on high streets across the country. Players are sealed off hermetically from outside by a thick wall of noise, smoke, and gambler’s tension.

11. Queer culture is thriving in Japan. Tokyo hosts Shinjuku’s sprawling 2-Chome – one of the most diverse concentration of gay clubs and bars in Asia. Gay bars and saunas can be found in every big city and the Internet makes it all easy to navigate.

The Best Sporting Events Worth Traveling to in 2020 (Part 2)

2020 Summer Olympics, Tokyo

In terms of huge sporting events, there is nothing quite like the Summer Olympics. The next year’s event is known officially as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and is also set to be a spectacular affair.

There are going to be some amazing new events added to the Olympic roster here, including Madison cycling, freestyle BMX, and 3×3 basketball, as well as skateboarding and surfing. The Japan’s authorities are building 11 new venues for the event, with the National Stadium in the capital Tokyo being the main one. Most of the action in the event will be held within a few kilometers of the Olympic village.

You won’t want to miss visiting the capital of Japan without experiencing the other amazing things that this city has to offer, including the panoramic views from the Tokyo Skytree observation deck to the Imperial Palace, where you will discover unique attractions, to the Sensō-ji, the oldest temple in the city.

Champions League Final, Istanbul

The biggest prize of European club soccer will be at stake as two teams compete in the UEFA Champions League final that will be held in Turkey. The setting will be the Atatürk Olympic Stadium, where Liverpool came back from 0-3 to dramatically win the trophy from Milan in 2005.

This stadium has a total 76,761 seated capacity and is located on the western, European side of Istanbul. It was built as part of the country’s bid for the Summer Olympics in 2008 and is renowned for both the size and the intense atmosphere that is generated inside it.

Before or after the game, there is a lot of things to explore in this historic city which straddles Europe and Asia. The Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace Museum, and Hagi Sophia are all outstanding. But for many visitors, wandering through the mammoth Grand Bazaar is their lingering memory of Istanbul.

Quick Guide to visit Queens, New York City for the 2019 US Open

The US Open is the biggest tennis event in the United States and also one of the four most prestigious Grand Slam tournaments in the world. This year it is planned to return to Flushing Meadows Corona Park in late August. Travel to the US to have the chance to see the sport’s heavyweights like Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, and Naomi Osaka up close when they battle for glory and a total $57 million prize. Here is a quick guide to help you get the most out of your visit to Queens for this tennis tournament.

Queens is the most populous borough of New York City and the most diverse large county in the US. In the immediate vicinity of the 2019 US Open, you will find Citi Field, which is home to the New York Mets that have a couple of home games against the Chicago Cubs early in the tennis tournament, the remnants of the old World’s Fairgrounds, the New York Hall of Science, and the Corona and Flushing neighborhoods.

Besides the hipster vibes of Brooklyn and the bustling streets of Manhattan, the NYC borough of Queens also has its own spotlight. In fact, recently, it has become a top travel destination. Queens is a hub of art, food, music, and festivals, so see what this vibrant city neighborhood can offer.

To get to Queens, you will need to take a flight into one of the major hubs of New York. Queens is also home to two of New York’s major airports, including LaGuardia (LGA), located in northern Queens.

Here is the list of top 10 most attractive spots in Queens

  • The Unisphere – Flushing Meadows Corona Park
  • Pepsi Cola Sign, Gantry Plaza State Park
  • Welling Court mural project
  • Long Island City Piers
  • Hunter’s Point South Park
  • Flushing’s Chinatown signs
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • Francis Lewis Park
  • Astoria Park
  • PS1 in Long Island City

Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix Travel Guide

Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix tournament is planned to start on 8th September 2019 in Milan. Taking a tour to Italy at that time will give you a great opportunity to experience not only the 2019 Italian F1 Grand Prix but also the sights, sounds, and people of Italy.

Italy, with its stunning landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and golden light, has inspired poets and painters for centuries. Perhaps Italy is the country that features the most romantic medieval hill towns like San Gimignano in Tuscany, and unspoiled fishing villages such as Positano on the Amalfi coast. It combines history, art, and contemporary fashion with stunning natural landscapes.

What To Know About Milan

For the duration of your 2019 Italian F1 Grand Prix tour, you will be based in Milan, located about 45 km from the Monza racing circuit, the second-largest city in Italy after Rome, widely-known for fashion, design, and finance. Milan is a busy city that is more similar to London or Paris than Rome or Venice.

It has a steady rotation of new bars, clubs, and restaurants to try out on your next visit. The city pulses with energy and those who have visited Milan might tell you that there’s no place in the world quite like Milan.

Milan is considered as the drinking capital of Italy and has been called “the land of happy hour.” Many places in this city offer small plates with an aperitivo cocktail, usually spritz, for which the city is famous. Many hidden gems of the city are tucked away in places where they are easy to overlook. So if you are hunting down sights less seen, look for barn-like houses and hidden courtyards on the banks of the Navigli.

Milan also offers you a lot of things to do, including many sightseeing possibilities, including the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, located a little outside the city center in the Milan Museum, the Piazza Duomo featuring its worldwide famous and huge Cathedral, and many fashion boutiques located in this popular tourist area. If you enjoy a good night out, the city offers a variety of clubs, bars, and restaurants.

Travel guide for UFC244 in New York city

The UFC calendar is rolling along smoothly in 2019 with a lot of action ahead of us as the calendar is stacked with some pretty amazing cards coming up. The  UFC 244 is scheduled for November 2 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the USA. If you are a fan of this sport and have the Travel guide for UFC244 in New York City plan to visit New York for this fighting, there is a brief guide for you to best prepare for your trip!

Where to stay in New York?

New York offers a wide range of accommodations to fit every taste: boutique hotels tucked away on charming side streets, marquee hotels that reflect NYC’s bright lights, or family-friendly stays close to parks and greenery. Whether you want to be in the center of it all, visit nearby attractions, or explore NYC history, these hotels will make New York your home away from home.

Restaurants

Your choices for eating in New York are as limitless as your cravings. Want a porterhouse for two at an old-timey steakhouse? A plateful of Chinese dumplings? Or a 15-course tasting menu at the latest trendsetting restaurant? New York has a ton of places featuring cuisines from around the world.

Broadway Shows

Broadway show is the bright beating heart of New York City’s performing arts scene. Your visit to New York is incomplete without experiencing the rousing entertainment available in the Theatre District of Midtown Manhattan, where dozens of historic venues stage bold long-running hits, fascinating dramas, and new musicals every night of the week.

Shopping

Whatever your retail pleasure, you will be able to find it in New York City. Stores across the five boroughs offer the finest in luxury apparel, gourmet goods, tech, books, gear, and more. There are many reasons why New York is considered as a global shopping capital.

Nightlife in New York

The City is rightfully known for its nightlife. From friendly dive bars to sophisticated cocktail dens, or bottle-service-only dance clubs, New York’s after-dark entertainment is as electrifying as it ever was.

Visit the Hockenheimring for the 2019 German Formula 1 Grand Prix

Let’s start planning your trip to the Hockenheimring circuit for the 2019 German Formula 1 Grand Prix. Here’s the most useful trackside guide to the Hockenheimring, including the full on-track schedule to get the most out of your trip to the German Grand Prix on July 26-28.

The Hockenheimring offers a compact stadium layout and plenty of passionate local fans so the trackside experience there is excellent. You can also freely  check out the views from most of the grandstands on Friday with an added bonus. One of the highlights of the 2019 German Formula 1 Grand Prix’s schedule will be Mick Schumacher driving demonstration laps in his father’s all-conquering Ferrari F2004, which he drove to win the last of his seven World Championships. However, the unfortunate thing is that this year, the Hockenheimring misses out again on support from Formula 2 and Formula 3 that appear at most other European races. Instead, Germany’s support schedule includes ADAC Formula 4, Renault Clio Cup, and Porsche Supercup racing.

Explore the original Hockenheimring layout

Before the current layout was introduced in 2002, the Hockenheimring originally was a high-speed track with long straights that were deep into the forest, devoid of spectators, featuring legendary slipstream battles between drivers such as Senna, Schumacher, and Prost. The old track layout was reforested after 2002. In the areas where cars were drove at 350 km/h, there is now just trees and grass, but you can still make out the old circuit. This is the perfect place for F1 fans who want a nice walk or like adventure.

Hockenheimring Museum

The Hockenheimring’s museum, located between the South Grandstand and the A6 Motorway, is worth checking out. Its entry is just €1 if you present a valid race ticket. The 2000m2 display features 300 exhibits, including F1 cars from ATS, Minardi, Zakspeed, Benetton, and Williams.

F1 Fanzone

As usual, the F1 Fanzone, located behind the Main Grandstand, provides a lot of activities for you to join when there’s no action on the track.

Five reasons to visit Brazil to watch the Copa America 2019 (part 2)

3. The two best teams in Asia are expected

Asia is the most fertile market for football players. Qatar and Japan, the two best football teams in Asia, is participating in the 2019 Copa America as two guest teams.

This is the first time of Qatar to attend South America’s number one tournament at the national team level while this is the second time that Japan has attended Copa America. Their first time was at the Copa America 1999. The team from the country of the sunrise stopped in the group stage that year.

4. Quality of legendary Maracana stadium infrastructure

One of the majorn attractions of the 2019 Copa America is the strategy of the host country to use stadiums that held matches at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Now, the stadium with high quality infrastructure is considered a legacy of Brazil.

The stadiums that will host 26 matches of the tournament are:

  • Morumbi (Sao Paulo)
  • Arena Corinthians (Sao Paulo)
  • Arena Fonte Nova (Salvador)
  • Mineirao (Belo Horizonte)
  • Maracana (Rio de Janeiro)

All of these stadiums are renovated, allowing fans to enjoy the atmosphere that is not different from a big tournament like FIFA World Cup.

5 / Neymar, Messi, Suarez, James Rodriguez, …

Copa America is the oldest league at the national team level in the whole world.

This tournament also brings together the great figures of the world’s football with the ambition to conquer the title in the tournament of the continent. It is also the place where the most famous football stars gather together.

Every country has their own representative players like Brazil with Neymar, Argentina with Lionel Messi, Uruguay with Luis Suarez, Colombia with James Rodriguez, and Chile with Alexis Sanchez, …

Of course, none of them wants to lose and this makes the tournament more attractive.

Five reasons to visit Brazil to watch the Copa America 2019 (part 1)

Brazil is a paradise of football. Here are 5 reasons why you should go to Brazil to see the Copa America 2019 this summer.

1. Brazil is a vibrant tourist destination

As a tourist destination, Brazil will bring unforgettable scenarios, especially for those who follow the Copa America 2019.

The tournament is held in 5 cities, each of which has its own unique characteristics that you will never forget.

Copa America Brazil 2019

Sao Paulo: Sao Paulo is widely known as the city of culture, food, and entertainment. You can enjoy the food at the restaurant at Jardins, Pinheiros, or Avenida Paulista and visit museums, antique fairs, theaters to see performers, etc.

Porto Alegre: Located near Buenos Aires and Montevideo, Porto Alegre is one of the most famous tourist attractions of Brazil. You can immerse yourself under the sunset on the Guaiba River, enjoy food in the city center, and have lunch in a gau oven for tradition.

Salvador: The main attraction of this city is Pelourinho district, the place that brings tourists back to Brazil’s ancient times.

Rio de Janeiro: This is the main destination of tourists coming to Brazil. It offers beautiful beaches and some historical sites of Brazil such as Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain) and Christ the Redeemer Statue.

2. Experience the Copa America

Traveling, discovering other cultures, and making new friends are unique experiences that make you vibrate. At Copa America, you can meet people from all over South America as well as football fans from Japan and Qatar.

In addition, visiting Brazil when the tournament is taking place, you can feel the exciting atmosphere of this great sport event in the largest country of South America.

If you go to Brazil for such a big sports event, you will understand why Brazilian football is not merely a sport but it is also a culture.