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Miami Zoo

Zoo-Miami-Logo as on July, 2014
Zoo-Miami-Logo as of July, 2014

Miami Zoo, also previously known as Miami Metro Zoo. Not only this is the largest and oldest zoo in Florida but  it is also the only tropical zoo in Florida. Covering over 700 acres, the zoo holds over 500 different and more then 3000 animals. Furthermore Miami  Zoo is almost completely cageless, since it is one of the few free range zoo in the US.

Additionally, the zoo also contains over 40 species whom are classified as endangered. Aside from animals the zoo also houses more than 1,000 species of trees, hosts over 100 exhibits which range from petting zoos to feeding stations. Miami Zoo is also accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is active on environmental conservation initiatives worldwide.

 

Apartment of the month June 2014

This month, the apartment choosen to help your research about Barcelona’s flat is “Center Black & White”! A nice and sunny flat with a balcony.

Central Black & White

 

Situated in the heart of the city, the flat is pretty closed to “Las Ramblas” and “Plaza Catalunya”. The subway, wich is closed to the flat  allows to go to the beach in about 20 minutes, and to several other tourist places.

The flat is ideal for a 5 or 6 person’s family, because it contains 3  rooms whose a matrimonial one, for a total of 6 places.

 

Central Black and white

In the living room you can chill on a comfortable sofa, while watching TV , to repose about the visits of the day. You also can take advantage of the wifi if you order it before your stay.

 

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The kitchen includes all the necesary to pass a formidable stay, and also contains a washing machine.

The principal advantage of the flat is it’s balcony, wich allows to take the advantage of a breakfast appreciating the sun of the morning, or of a nice dinner at the sunset.

 

Central Black & White

 

capacity 6 persons
3 rooms with 1 double bed and 4 simple beds
1 bathroom
Size: 70m²

http://www.rent4days.com/barcelona-apartments/central-black-white/

Appartement du mois de Juin 2014

Comme chaque mois, nous avons sélectionné un appartement pour vous aider dans vos recherches de logement sur Barcelone. Ce mois-ci, l’appartement choisi est ” Central Black & White” !

 

Central Black & White

Cet appartement climatisé et naturellement éclairé est situé en plein cœur de Barcelone, tout près de “Las Ramblas” et de la “Plaza Catalunya”. Grâce au métro très proche, vous pourrez vous rendre à la plage en une vingtaine de minutes, et dans de nombreux sites touristiques très facilement.

L’appartement est idéal pour une famille de 3 à 4 enfants. En effet, il compte 3 chambres dont une matrimoniale, et peut accueillir jusqu’à 6 personnes dans son lit double confortable et ses 4 lits simples.

 

Central Black & White

Le salon, chaleureux, comporte un canapé confortable, dans lequel vous pourrez profiter de la télévision après une longue journée de visite, et du wifi si vous en faites la demande.

Central Black & White

La cuisine est totalement aménagée, avec le nécessaire pour passer un agréable séjour,  et est également équipée d’une machine à laver.

L’appartement se démarque des autres par sa terrasse, sur laquelle vous pourrez aussi bien profiter d’un petit déjeuner au soleil que d’un dîner en famille.

Central Black & White

 

capacité 6 personnes
3 chambres avec 1 lit double et 4 lits simples
1 salle-de-bain
superficie: 70m²

 http://www.rent4days.com/appartements-barcelone/location/central-black-white/

Madrid’s Metro Map

This post is especially useful for everybody who is visiting Madrid for  either a short or long-term stay. It is a Map of the city underground public transport, the famous Metro of Madrid.

With this you can easily navigate your way around and reach any point of the city in just a few minutes. Make sure to print your copy before or during your holidays in Madrid, you can also find them in every metro station of the city.

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Las Letras Apartment

We are proud to present this month’s apartment: Las Letras.

Las Letras 001This apartment is located right in one of the most valued areas of Madrid: the Las Letras district, a neighborhood where some of Spain’s greatest literati have lived and written over the years. Today it is an area which combines literature, a bohemian atmosphere, entertainment, shopping, and good food.

Just a few steps away the Plaza de Santa Ana, the site of the CaixaForum Museum and very near El Prado, Reina Sofia  and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museums, as well as a stone’s throw from monumental ensembles such as the squares of the Puerta del Sol and the Plaza Mayor.

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You’ll also find numerous restaurant and cafes where you can enjoy the gastronomy of Madrid and the popular Spanish custom of ‘going out for tapas’, the Huertas Street is one of the most famous in Madrid for bars.

This gorgeous and bright apartment has really comfortable setup where you can relax and rest after a long day of work or site seeing in this amazing city. 

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The apartment is located in an area well connected to all the important points of this wonderful city; you can either take the metro (subway) through one of the several stations or one of the different buses that concur in this area.

Rent4Days has a lot of apartments, each with different characteristics and in different areas of the city that will adjust to your every need.

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Come and enjoy your vacation, work or study trip with us, we want to be part of your experience.

Holy week in Madrid

Thinking about coming to Madrid during the Holy week?

Holy weekFrom Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, thousands of people flock to the city to attend the numerous processions that take place on the streets of Madrid, and to enjoy the atmosphere created by the trumpets, rolling drums and the hundreds of religious worshippers’ bright and colorful attire.

During Holy Week, the delicate effigies that are kept in the various basilicas and churches throughout the rest of the year are adorned with numerous candles, flowers and elaborate embroidered cloaks. They are then brought out and carried in processions through landmark areas of the city such as Paseo del Prado, Calle de Alcalá and Plaza Mayor.

There are many processions held on Palm Sunday and Holy Wednesday, the most important being the Cristo de la Fe y el Perdón and Nuestro Padre Jesús de la Salud processions.

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The former starts out from the Basílica Pontificia de San Miguel where an 18th century statue by Luis Salvador Carmona, and the religious statue of “Santa María Inmaculada Madre de la Iglesia“, is carried through the surrounding streets. The latter, organised by the Nuestro Padre de la Salud y María Santísima de las Angustias brotherhood, also known as the Gitanos or Gypsies, parades through the streets surrounding Paseo del Prado and Plaza de Neptuno.

On the Holy Wednesday, around 7.30pm, Madrid’s Archbishop takes part in the Vía Crucis, or Stations of the Resurrection. On the same day, In the old historic part of Madrid, the Madrid of the Austrias, the San Jerónimo el Real church in Calle Ruiz de Alarcón, 19 is the starting point for a procession involving the Brotherhood of “Nuestro Padre Jesús de la Salud y María Santísima de las Angustias“.

Holy week 003On the Holy Thursday the processions with the highest following take place. This takes place at Calle Toledo, 37, at around 7.30 to 8pm at the Colegiata de San Isidro. The religious images of the Virgin Maria Santísima de la Esperanza and Jesús del Gran Poder are brought out of the church by the “costaleros” and through the main door.

In addition, Good Friday sees yet another two parades: Jesús Nazareno de Medinaceli, which leaves the Basílica del Cristo de Medinaceli in the Plaza de Jesús at around 7pm and parades central streets including the Puerta de Sol and Plaza Cibeles;  and The “Procesión del Silencio” or Procession of Silence starts from the Church of Santísimo Cristo de la Fé in Calle Atocha 87.

Finally, on the Holy Saturday is held the Virgen Dolorosa and la Procesión de la Soledad that leaves the Corpus Christi Monastery at around 4:30pm.

Bringing Holy Week to a close and in celebration of Easter Sunday, a drum band from Aragón arrives at Madrid’s Plaza Mayor. This is the “Tamborada del Domingo de Resurección” that from this emblematic square, a large number of religious worshippers make music, to the sound of drums of various kinds, to mark the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, three days after his death.

 

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During this week, not only is Christ’s devotion exalted, but the city also stages other cultural events. Last but not least, the city’s best restaurants and patisseries serve and sell typical Easter foods and goodies. Like other religious celebrations, Holy Week in Madrid is in part about gastronomy and the preparation of typical dishes.

Amongst the period’s most popular dishes are torrijas – a sweet made from bread that is washed in milk and cinnamon, and then fried and sprinkled with sugar. Crunchy, battered little pieces of cod named Soldaditos de Pavía, Madrid-style chickpea stew known as potaje de garbanzos a la madrileña, and cod croquettes or croquetas de bacalao are also highly popular during this time of year.

Come and visit Madrid during such an interesting week, full of activities and places to visit. Let us be part of your experience!