Travelling To Spain - The Spanish Regional Travel Guide

Written by Rhiannon Williamson

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Costa del Azahar – The main travel hub of this region is Valencia withrepparttar city’s airport enjoying direct UK flights. To accessrepparttar 141801 rest ofrepparttar 141802 region you can take advantage ofrepparttar 141803 RENFE services from Valencia or enjoyrepparttar 141804 city viarepparttar 141805 FGV trams and underground trains. If you want to travel fromrepparttar 141806 coast to Madrid takerepparttar 141807 N430 and A3; to explorerepparttar 141808 coast takerepparttar 141809 A7. Again, Eurolines coaches operate connections to towns and cities in this region including Valencia, Sagunt and Vinaros. And last but not least, Valencia is a port city and has ferries running acrossrepparttar 141810 Mediterranean with destinations including Malta, Ibiza, Italy etc.

Costa Blanca – Most visitors for this region enter via Alicante airport. Withrepparttar 141811 Costa Brava well serviced by roads and Alicante airport offering great car hire opportunities many people prefer to accessrepparttar 141812 rest ofrepparttar 141813 region by road, though RENFE, Eurolines and Alsa offer excellent rail and coach alternatives.

Costa Calida – Murcia isrepparttar 141814 main airport for this region, though Alicante airport is also accessible affording visitors and residents an extra opportunity and advantage. From Murcia there are a number of major train services including direct links to Madrid. In terms of roads, againrepparttar 141815 Costa Calida is a region with an excellent network of major roads and routes:repparttar 141816 N340 runs from Alicante through Murcia torepparttar 141817 Costa del Sol,repparttar 141818 A7 hugsrepparttar 141819 coast and local, national and international coach lines servicerepparttar 141820 area. Inrepparttar 141821 port town of Cartagena a passenger terminal was built in 2003 which now serves as a destination for some ofrepparttar 141822 major cruise liners on their way to and from destinations around France, Greece andrepparttar 141823 Black Sea Coast.

Costa de Almeria – You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to airports serving this region, you can fly to Alicante or Murcia and travel by road or rail intorepparttar 141824 region or you can fly direct to Almeria airport. The cheapest flights are often to Alicante. RENFE have mainline train services from Almeria torepparttar 141825 city of Granada, Eurolines, Alsa and Enatcar all offer coach services across Costa de Almeria. The major routes inrepparttar 141826 region arerepparttar 141827 N340 which runs from Costa Calida throughrepparttar 141828 town of Almeria and on south torepparttar 141829 Costa del Sol,repparttar 141830 A92 which connects with Granada andrepparttar 141831 A348 which connects Almeria withrepparttar 141832 Alpujarras. In terms of sea access, Transmediterranea have ferries fromrepparttar 141833 port of Almeria to Northern Africa.

Costa del Sol and Andalucia – If you can’t get a flight to this region of Spain you must be doing something wrong – or maybe just hoping to travel during peak season! The main airport is Malaga and nearly every single airline you can think of flies from almost every single UK and US airport you can think of! If you can’t get a flight and you’re inrepparttar 141834 UK you might consider driving torepparttar 141835 Costa del Sol! In which case your best bet would be to sail from Plymouth to Santander or from Portsmouth to Bilbao and then travelrepparttar 141836 900 or so kilometres south. If you start off in Bilbao you’ll needrepparttar 141837 A68 and A1 to Burgos, or from Santander takerepparttar 141838 N623 to Burgos – then from Burgos travel viarepparttar 141839 N1 to Madrid. From Madrid head to Granada, from Granada head for Malaga…phew! Alternatively get a Euroline coach allrepparttar 141840 way fromrepparttar 141841 UK to Estepona or Malaga or travel from Paris onrepparttar 141842 fast night train to Madrid and connect withrepparttar 141843 AVE fast train to Cordoba which in turn connects up with regional Costa del Sol services.

Costa de la Luz and Gibraltar – You can either fly to Gibraltar or Jerez inrepparttar 141844 region or make use ofrepparttar 141845 many cheap flights to Spain that land in Malaga. There are ferry services between Tarifa and Algeciras in Spain and Tangiers in Morocco, bus and rail services across Europe and through Spain torepparttar 141846 Costa de la Luz and strong road links withrepparttar 141847 E15 serving Gibraltar fromrepparttar 141848 mainland.

Whatever your final destination you should be able to find cheap flights to some of Spain’s main airports and then use local and regional travel services to access your destination of choice; as I hope I’ve shown,repparttar 141849 whole of Spain is incredibly easily accessible.

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Bird Safaris: Timbavati's Most Desired Plumage

Written by Gregory Hudson

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Promising areas includerepparttar various bird hides designed specifically for birding and especiallyrepparttar 141759 picnic sites inrepparttar 141760 area that attracts birds for obvious reasons.

Tips To Point You In The Right Direction

The Kori Bustard is strictly terrestrial and prefers wooded grassland areas and dry savannas; its feeding time is inrepparttar 141761 early mornings making itrepparttar 141762 best time to see one.

The Martial eagle isrepparttar 141763 largest ofrepparttar 141764 African eagles and is found throughoutrepparttar 141765 African savanna, in any type of terrain from mountains to flat plains,repparttar 141766 edge of deserts to wooded country. This bird has been known to take down whole impala.

The Saddle-billed Stork can normally found near rivers. Look for their large stick nests inrepparttar 141767 tops of tall trees.

The Lappet-faced Vulture also resides in stick nests located atrepparttar 141768 top of short trees. They prefer open, arid habitats. They can be found fighting over bones nearrepparttar 141769 site of a kill.

The Ground Hornbill prefers steppes and savannas with fairly low grass growth, which makes their search for food easier. They have very large territories of about 100 sq. kilometers.

The Pel’s Fishing Owl isrepparttar 141770 rarest sighting of all because of its nocturnal habits and restriction to large watercourses. A good time to catch this one is duringrepparttar 141771 night, preferably on a night drive. As you know, they are fishing owls so near water isrepparttar 141772 best place to start looking.

The birds mentioned above are easy to identify but are by no meansrepparttar 141773 least ofrepparttar 141774 birds you will encounter inrepparttar 141775 Timbavati Game Reserve. More than 500 hundred species offerrepparttar 141776 discerning eye of an ornithologist and a layman alike. Enjoyrepparttar 141777 sights and sounds of a Birding Safari in Timbavati. It’s worth coming here just forrepparttar 141778 birdlife.

Umlani Bush Camp offers open-air accommodation located in the Timbavati Game Reserve, which is part of the Greater Kruger National Park.

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