If you have used too often to the formula socks-pyjamas when making a gift at Christmas, from Horse Magazine we suggest you opt for gifts that always feel good: a holiday! Below we offer you these original trip proposals with which definitely you will succeed.
PLUNGE INTO THE KINGDOM OF NEPTUNE DIVING IN THE RED SEA
The Red Sea is a unique marine paradise and is considered one of the 7 wonders of the underwater world.
It is the closest tropical sea to our country, warm, clear waters, and has kilometers of reefs and corals with a lush marine life, and numerous wrecks rests. These features makes it an ideal destination, a few hours flight, at any time of year (the water temperature is always pleasant, ranging between 28 °C in summer and 22 °C in winter).
Sharm el Sheikh, located near the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, is one of the focal points of diving routes around the north where amazing coral gardens and sheer walls surprises us. Traveling companions are hammerhead sharks, dolphins, whales and turtles.
Although cruise option is recommended, you can also opt for hotel, resort or life on board. The most popular is the Northern Route, but it is possible to seek other areas for more advanced levels as the Brother Islands.
The Brother Islands are a pair of small islands, Big Brother and Little Brother, lost in the middle of the Red Sea, 60km from the Egyptian coast. Due to strong currents in the area and waves, it is only for experienced divers.
The variety of wildlife is very large in the area, and sightings of hammerhead sharks, bigeye thresher sharks, gray reef sharks, whitetip sharks and silvertip are common. The walls of the island are covered with sponges, anemones and all kinds of hard and soft corals in an amazing wealth of colors and shapes.
Elphistone is one of the most spectacular reefs around the Red Sea; all the walls are surrounded by colorful soft corals, black corals and impressive gorgonian. It is often to find the hammerhead shark, oceanic animals with white and gray tips.
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HIGH SEASON OF THE GREENS IN THE BAHAMAS
The Bahamas are a paradise for golfers around the world. The eight courses across its islands extend in a tropical vegetation background, white sand and turquoise water. A dreamy context to practice swing. Most are considered professional tours and welcome every year numerous competitions and events in which anyone can participate.
The great golf enthusiasts meet this winter in the Bahamas to compete or just watch the best players in the world, as it is a golf official destination of the PGA TOUR, which each year organizes numerous tournaments:
THE HERO WORLD CHALLENGE
Organized by the famous player Tiger Woods, this tournament brings together the 18 best players in the world, whose benefits are for Tavistock Foundation and the school program Albany. In 2015, Bubba Watson won the trophy. This year was held from November 29 to December 4.
Among the upcoming events, we can find:
BAHAMAS GREAT EXUMA CLASSIC
– Bahamas Great Exuma Classic (PGA Web.com Tour) 5-11 January 2017 (date of tournament January 8 to January 11, 2017), Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course.
– Bahamas Great Exuma Classic (PGA Web.com Tour) 18-25 January 2017 (date of the tournament from 22 January to 25 January 2017), Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course.
– Bahamas Great Exuma Classic (PGA Web.com Tour) 22-29 January 2017 (date of the tournament from 26 January to 29 January 2017), Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course.
PURE SILK BAHAMAS LPGA CLASSIC
From 28 to 31 January 2017, One & Only Ocean Golf Club in Nassau, will hold the professional competition reserved for golfers.
CULINARY JOURNEY WITH SILVERSEA MUSE
The new ship of the cruise luxury company Silversea offers a culinary experience aboard its new ship: the Silver Muse will begin to sail the waters in April 2017, and will have eight restaurants on board encompassing all categories, styles and nationalities. A new way to travel surrendering to the pleasure of tasting all kinds of dishes in the hands of the best chefs of Silversea.
KABUKI and INDOCHINE
In the Kabuki restaurant, diners will feel as if they were in a theater production of flavors, tastes and senses. The menus are inspired by the five elements of the nutrition Japanese cuisine, respecting the balance of yin and yang. There will be teppanyaki and a variety of sushi, sashimi and other raw Asian-inspired dishes.
The Indochine restaurant will offer the opportunity of entering into an exquisite culinary trip: discover the treasures hidden in the spice markets of Mumbai, aromas of Thailand and/or the peculiar Vietnamese cuisine. Exquisite dishes with a fusion of Asian flavors full of perfect essence to awaken all the senses.
La Terrazza offers authentic Italian recipes with the freshest ingredients available. Is where antipasti, primi and secondi unite with the passion and talent of the corporate chef Alberto Colombo.
Always with sea views (from outside or inside the restaurant), you can enjoy a full menu, a buffet with a olive oil wine cellar, a mozzarella bar, the proposals of seafood or saumeria, typical Italian.
You will feel transported to the iconic Manhattan Jazz clubs. With exceptional acoustics, the best musicians will play the greatest hits while enjoying delicious design tapas.
A classic of the Silversea cuisine in which it is selected the best meat, fish or the tastier vegetables. The variety (and quality) of the ingredients will be served at the table on volcanic rock up to 400 degrees where diners can cook to their taste.
If the basaltic stone kitchen is available at night, during the day Hot Rocks becomes a grill where gourmet meats and salads are offered as accompaniment, in addition to the best selection of burgers.
Relais & Château, Silversea’s exclusive partner, will offer guests of the Silver Muse refined French cuisine in the restaurant La Dame, where the best chefs will create dishes of haute cuisine based on local products and paired with carefully selected wines.
TRIP THROUGH THE HISTORY AND ART OF ITALY
Talking about trips with artistic foundation for Italy is talking about the Grand Tour and Winckelmann, the art historian who instituted the tradition of converting in almost something obligatory a trip to Italy in a study of the history of Renaissance and Greco-Roman art.
In Sociedad Histórica (Historical Society) they propose a programmable trip around the favourite destinations for travelers on the Grand Tour: Milan, Venice, Florence, Rome or Naples. All this to the accompaniment of an expert in art history, or those responsible for the conservation and study of archaeological sites in the case of Pompeii and Herculaneum, or craft specialists, as in a visit to an exclusive glass workshop in Murano.
History, gastronomy, golf or diving: aspects, that enrich the trip and they expand their limits. These are the most original news that we offer from Horse Magazine, to give new sensations this Christmas. And surprise.