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Awesome Architect Contributing Miami

Another awesome architect contributing to Miami as a beautiful city is Bernardino Fort Brescia, he was born in Lima, well known worldwide because of his architecture, plenty of awards. He’s a founding principal of Architectonica. Most relevant work he’s done in Miami is AmericanAirlines Arena 1999. Some of his designs in Miami are:

SLS Brickell- luxury, luxury and more luxury;

SkyriseMiami in Coconut Grove;

Awesome Architect Contributing Miami
Awesome Architect Contributing Miami

Port of Miami tunnel getaways: big improvement of Miami transportation;

Brickell heights: glamorous and sophisticated:

One Brickell city center, Icon Bay, Hyde Midtown, Parasio Bay;

Chateau Ocean, exclusivity in front of the BeachBath club estates- recovering lifestyle from 1926Resorts world Miami;

All these buildings are not just a place, you have to experience them, it’s a mixture of different feelings so Miami is like a big museum of art.

 

If you are going to visit Miami, check our favorite apartment of the month – Altos Del Mar 4
http://www.rent4days.com/miami-apartments/altos-del-mar-4

This newly renovated 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom apartment with spacious living room, a big and sunny terrace and modern kitchen provides perfect experience in Altos del Mar beach. It Accommodates up to 6 guests in 2 double beds and double sofa bed. There is a lot of free Parking space right in front of the building. It is an amazing district with lots of restaurants, hottest bars and shops, in walking distance and most famous shopping center – Bal Harbour. Excellent location in a quiet area of Miami Beach, steps away from the white sandy beach Altos del Mar; 20 minutes away from Aventura Mall and, only a short drive from the charming cafés and multi-cultural delights of South Beach. Very close to convenient stores: CVS, Walgreens, Publix.

Christmas in Madrid

Christmas in Madrid
Christmas in Madrid

It’s like a not written rule, everyone still get too dazed and excited as soon as the month of December comes with all the Holidays and main of them is Christmas. Everything is perceived in a different way and became more fascinating. Well, Madrid makes no exception to this rule. The city gets completely transformed during the holidays and you can really breathe and feel the Christmas spirit. Usually, this “only once a year” atmosphere in the city kicks off with the opening of its Christmas market in Plaza Mayor, although other Christmas-related activities takes place all over Madrid. You’ll find nativity scenes, the famous three Kings procession, shopping, concerts, special food and the unavoidable light shows.

So as a traveler, how can you join in the festivities? Walk at night along the Gran Vía to see the special light displays is a good starting point, ice skating at Retiro Park, have a late night drink at the Mercado de San Antón (open until 12 a.m.), visit the various nativity scenes at the Royal Palace and Almudena Cathedral and eat the 12 grapes, one grape at a time, (making a wish) with each stroke of midnight in Puerta del Sol. Beyond that, one of the essential activities associated with Christmas is participating to the “Lotería de Navidad”. Almost 75 percent of the population participates in this 200-year-old grand lottery. According to the rumors, the most gambled number of this year (for some remote reason) is 14 and we are pretty sure that everyone in Spain will be in front of the TV on the day of the drawing.

These celebrations manage to spread to every corner of the city as millions of foreigners and locals alike come together to celebrate one of the most wonderful and joyous times of the year with great food and great drinks, because we all know that, Christmas is definitely a time for food. Spaniards usually eat sea food on Christmas Eve and on New Year’s. The reason of this menu originates in the idea of celebrating with an expensive and unconventional meal. Normally a good holyday’s season menu includes crab, lobster and oysters. If in other countries after food people eat the desserts, in Spain people take “turrones” (nougat) and “mazapanes” (marzipan) for dessert. The Spanish nougat is not like the one known in America, UK or Eastern Europe. This is made with almonds, honey and sugar. There is a very impressible variety of nougat in Spain, but the most popular are: Jijona and Alicante. Jijona or Xixona nougat is soft made out of almond’s paste and honey. Alicante nougat is crunchy and made of whole almonds and nougat candy. There are also different flavors of nougat with chocolate, toffee, coffee, yogurt, fruits and liquors.

Well beyond all the advice, the most important, just try to have fun and celebrate at your best.

Feliz navidad,
Rent4Days

Shopping night in Barcelona

shopping night in Barcelona
shopping night in Barcelona

A great shopping  shopping night in Barcelona is coming soon on the 4th of December! If in past edition Shopping Night Barcelona had transformed Passeig de Gracia into a great opera house, this year the famous commercial street of Barcelona will be converted into a little Hollywood of the fifty’s. The 5th edition of the gala shopping event has the golden age of Hollywood as central theme, so the choice of the actress Sophia Loren as poster image seems absolutely adequate.

Classics silent films will be projected in Salvador Espriu gardens and some live acts and performances will be staged in the adjoining streets during shopping night in Barcelona. Now the most relevant information: there will be no traffic during the event so shoppers can walk anywhere on the Passeig de Gracia and the normal opening hour of the shops of the Eixample district will be extended until 01:00 for the occasion.

If you are going to visit shopping night in Barcelona I would recommend you this apartment calls Urgell.

The apartment is on Diputació Street, a safe, quiet street with many restaurants, supermarkets and banks nearby. It is located between two of Barcelona’s main attractions, ten minutes walking from Plaza Catalunya and Plaza España. Public transport connections in the area are also excellent. The apartment is very close to a Aerobus stop (Urgell): direct bus from Barcelona airport (Terminal 1 and 2) to Barcelona’s city center, every 5 minutes, 365 days a year. This apartment is ideal for groups or a large family.

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 Carnival of 2014

Carnavales+madrid+2014The Madrid Carnival starts on Saturday 1 of March. Even though, all celebrations and costumes party started on Thursday 27th of February. This year the variety and creativity of the costumes and colors is impressive.

This year’s Parade is paying tribute to all the amazing and genius painters. Celebrating ‘El Greco’ and the 400th anniversary of his death, his most famous gentleman, waves us at the carnival poster for these dates.

Right next to ‘El Greco’ we’ll have great genius entertaining us, from the ferocious creature of ‘El Bosco’ and the famous ‘Meninas’ who will be dancing and prancing out of the amazing painting of Velazquez.

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This is the program you need to follow if you don’t want to miss any detail of the carnival:

On Saturday March 1st, it’s the beginning of all the fun that the carnival brings to Madrid with all the costumes, colors, spark and creativity of all the organizers and participants of the carnival show during the opening.

  • The parade will start at 19:30 from the Retiro Park (entrance of the O’Donnell Street) until the Cibeles fountain. Starting with the performance and route of the theater company Morboria, representing the times of the Austrians or the Habsburgsjust like if they came out of one of ‘El Greco’ paintings.
  • At 21:00 the Sinfonity group (the first electronic guitar symphonic orchestra of the world) will have a piro-musical concert with fireworks under the direction of Ricardo Caballer.

 On Sunday March 2nd

  • carnavalAt 12:00 would be the seventh encounter of the Murgas and Chiringotas. Presentent by Praxedes ‘Murguero Mayor de Madrid’ at the Plaza de la Villa.
  • 18:00 the funeral of the Sadirne. The Alegre brotherhood at the San Antonio de la Florida Plaza, pasing through the Manzanares Bridge ending at the Plaza de las Moreras of Casa de Campo. Place where the Sardine will be next to a bonfire where it will burn the bad acts and thoughts until next year.

Come and enjoy the festivities with us. And if you don’t feel like following the activities, just enjoy the party and the festivities of this wonderful city while it dresses and lots of color.

Enjoy your stay in the amazing city of Madrid.  images

Ryanair starts operating in Lisbon on the 26 of November

The low cost airline will start operating in Lisbon in November, announced this afternoon the executive vice president of the company, Michael Cawley, stating that this “is the best ad in Portuguese aviation since the ANA was acquired by Vinci “.

“We are the fastest growing company in Europe and also the largest company in Europe. In Portugal, we are the largest in Faro and Oporto. We have increased passenger traffic at both airports over the last ten years and intend to do the same in Lisbon, “he told a press conference.

To begin, Ryanair will deliver in Lisbon four routes: two weekly flights to London Stansted four times a week to Brussels to Paris four times and three times per week to Frankfurt, for the “best airports [every city] because have the lowest prices and the best service, “as the culprit.

Tickets for these routes are being sold at 25.99 euros and can be booked before midnight on September 19 for travel in November and December.

If this new operation goes well, the airline expects “power increase traffic at the airport between 30% and 40%, another 4 to 5 million passengers.” Only jobs could be created over 400 aeroporot in Lisbon, defended Michael Cawley.

“We expect much success in Lisbon and a new growth in the future,” Cawley said, explaining that “we expect more flights in Lisbon, Porto and Faro have 30, four in Lisbon are just for starters.”

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Arctic Monkeys live in Barcelona

Usually the month of November is a rather cold, calm and uneventful one. Not in Barcelona though where soon the Arctic Monkeys will perform live at the “Palau Olimpic Vall d’Hebron”. The English Indie Rock Band so far received 5 Brit-Awards, a Mercury Price and 2 Grammy nominations.

Arctic Monkeys in Barcelona - Rent4Days apartments blogThe band single handedly revolutionized the music scene by firstly becoming immensely popular solo via the internet. In 2005 they were well known even though they did not yet release their first album. People shared their music online and clicked their links on youtube. Finally in 2006 their debut “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not” was released and till today remains one of the most influential indie rock albums out there.

Currently the group is touring their fifth studio release called “AM” while promoting the upcoming “Do I Wanna Know”.  On the 16.11 they will perform live at the “Palau Olimpic Vall d’Hebron” which is a famous venue where the part of the 1992 Summer Olympics took part. Of course we offer great Rent4Days holiday apartments directly nearby.

Arctic Monkeys first album Rent4days BarcelonaThe combination of the historic venue and the moving modern rock music guarantee an unforgettable evening which you should not miss! Also before and after the event, do not miss the chance to explore the beautiful city of Barcelona.

Hope to see you at the concert!

Rent4Days: Arctiv Monkeys live in barcelona

Rent4Days sponsores 2013 Miami Ironman Athletes

Since its start  in 2006, the Ironman 70.3 Series is the fastest growing triathlon event ofn the world! There are more than 50 qualifications each year all around the world that athletes need to pass to compete for the Ironman World Championship 70.3.

In Miami the 2013 City Bikes IRONMAN 70.3 is qualifying 40 athletes for the 2014 Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Mont-Tremblant, Québec, Canada where about 2000 competitors will run, swim and cycle to become the world’s triathlon champions.

Rent4Days Apartments in Miami is sponsoring and accommodating two athletes from Barcelona (Spain) participating at  the Ironman Sunday October 27, 2013. Those respectable athletes are Hector Canovas Garcia (Age: 18 – Lives in San Diego, U.S.) and Jordi Escarbajal (Age: 29 – Lives in Gainesville, U.S.).

Athlete for Miami Ironman sponsored by Rent4Days

Hector finished his Half IronMan in 04:59:12 and Jordi finished in 4:55:29. Here are their timings:

First Name Last Name Rank Swim Bike Run Finish
Jordi ESCARBAJAL 274 00:35:05 02:31:12 01:43:08 04:55:29
Hector CANOVAS 318 00:29:33 02:39:00 01:44:38 04:59:12

 

Rent4Days congratulates them for their astonishing performance and wishes best good luck next year when they will compete in Mallorca (Spain) for the full Ironman race in September 2014.

Rent4Days Atheletes compete at Miami Ironman 2013

Below follows a personal interview with both athletes:

Rent4Days interviews athletes Hector Canovas Garcia (Age: 18 – Lives in San Diego, U.S.) and Jordi Escarbajal (Age: 29 – Lives in Gainesville, U.S.)

R4D: How did you get start your triathlon career?
HCG: I started cycling when I was 15. Some friends told me about mixed competitions like Triathlon and I gave it a try. I fascinated me and I soon felt an improvement of boy and mind.
JE: I love many sports like skiing, running, lift weighting. I knew about triathlon but I was afraid of jellyfish. About two years ago, I made up my mind started training.

R4D: When did you start training for the Iron Man October 2013 qualification in Miami?
HCG: We have been training for a long time! Sports are part of our life; actually sports are our life!

R4D: Please tell us about your training procedures
HCG: We train by ourselves five to six times per week. Our coach from Barcelona helps us a lot!
R4D: Is there any special diet to prepare for such a race?
HCG: I have a balanced diet but nothing really special, basically healthy food in general.
JE: I eat lots of fruits, nuts, and white meat. I eat 6 times a day, 6 days a week. Over the weekend I go for a desert sometimes.

R4D: Do you have sponsorship?
JE: Yes, Rent4Days has sponsored one of their apartments which is an important support for us.

R4D: What time do you expect to finish the race?
JE: Between 4.30 h. min and 4.45h.

R4D: What are your plans after the Marathon?
JE: To compete in Mallorca for the IronMan in September 2014 : )

R4D: How did you know about races?
HCG: Through clubs like Club Natacio Barcelona and Federació Catalana de Triatló.

R4D: What is next in your life?
HCG: Besides studying English, I would like to be a firefighter.
JE: I would like to work with International Businesses, and eventually have my own company.

R4D: We thank you for your time. We wish you the best of luck!

 

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