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Chocolate will always be in season, no matter how hot or cold the weather gets. Whether it comes in its traditional milk chocolate bar form, as a refreshing chocolate drink, as a sweet confection, or as something else entirely, there’s no doubt that chocolate will always be among the world’s most popular treats. Here are some chocolatey goodies that should help you beat the heat while satisfying your cocoa craving this summer.

Plant-based Chocolate Milk

When it comes to keeping cool while also getting your dose of creamy chocolate goodness, nothing can get the job done better and in a more delicious manner than a tall glass of ice-cold chocolate milk. No chewing involved; you just pour it out, drink it in, and enjoy!

Of course, there is a downside to this tasty treat, and that’s why full-cream chocolate milk isn’t exactly great for you, especially if you’re watching your weight and waistline. In this case, you should definitely swap your regular, full-fat chocolate milk for a healthier alternative such as Elmhurst’s peanut-based chocolate milk.

Because this particular type of chocolate milk is derived from peanut, it has absolutely no cholesterol and has a very low saturated fat count, in addition to not causing lactose intolerance. Elmhurst as a brand is also known for using no emulsifiers or added food gums to their product, so you can rest assured that you’re only getting what you pay for, with no artificial ingredients.

But does it taste just like regular dairy chocolate milk? It actually does, and it also packs the same amount of protein per glass, which makes it’s perfect as a post-workout drink or as a daily beverage that you can add to a healthy diet. So, if you’re on a chocolate kick this summer, do it the healthy but tasty way with chocolate peanut milk!

Low-Calorie or Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

Another chocolate-based treat that’s perfect for summer is none other than chocolate ice cream. It’s much cooler than a chilled beverage and just as easy to enjoy; just scoop some into a glass or bowl, add some garnishing like some chopped peanuts or bananas for a deeper and more exciting flavour profile, and you’re all set! Just don’t overdo it, otherwise, you may not only pack on the pounds but also an ice cream headache as well! As an alternative to traditional, calorie-packed ice creams, consider low-calorie choices such as Breyers Delight Creamy Chocolate Ice Cream or Snow Monkey Cacao Superfood Ice Treat, which offers the added benefit of being dairy free.

If you’re a wizard in the kitchen, you can also make your very own ice cream, and a healthier version to boot! Simply swap the full-fat dairy milk you intend to use with a low-fat alternative, such as skimmed milk or nut-based milk. You can also control how much sugar is going into your ice cream, making it even less of a fattening treat to enjoy.

Chocolate Ice Pops

If you’re looking for an extra-cold treat that doesn’t take a lot of effort or work to prepare, then chocolate ice pops could be for you. Simply pour chocolate milk into an ice pop mould, stick it in the freezer to harden overnight, and enjoy it the day after. It’s a treat that kids of all ages—as well as adults —will love. Just remember to eat it quickly, otherwise, it’ll drip all over the floor and make a mess!

You can also spruce up this particular treat by making its fruity version instead. Blend fruits like strawberries or banana into a thick milky smoothie, but use chocolate milk as the base instead of regular milk. Pour this mixture into the ice pop mould to harden just like before, and enjoy!

Chocolate Cake

Having cake during the hottest time of the year may sound a bit counterintuitive – seeing as it’s usually not something you associate with cooling you down—but it works if you chill it first. You don’t even have to deal with the heat from the oven either since there are many non-bake recipes these days that simply require you to chill the entire mixture in your fridge before you can slice out a serving or two.

If you’re puzzled as to what kind of recipe to look for, look for the ones that involve a lot of heavy fudge—those not only taste the best when they’re fresh from the fridge, they’re also so rich that your cocoa craving will be sated after just a few small slices.

There you have it, four chocolate-based goodies to cool you down this summer. Whatever you decide to partake in, however, remember to always follow it up with loads of water, even when you’re outdoors. It’s easy to forget about adequate hydration, especially when you’re enjoying your chocolatey treat!

Global travel authority Lonely Planet has today revealed its 2018 Best in Asia list – an agenda-setting collection of the continent’s 10 best destinations to visit in the year ahead.
For this third annual Best in Asia list, Lonely Planet’s in-house Asia experts have named “eclectic” and “vibrant” Busan, South Korea, as the number one destination; while the jewelled architecture and ancient cities of Uzbekistan are in second place; and in third comes Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, “a supercity that somehow keeps getting cooler”.“Asia is such a vast and diverse continent for anyone dreaming of an escape,” Lonely Planet’s Asia-Pacific Media Spokesperson Chris Zeiher says. “Our experts have combed through thousands of recommendations to pick the best destinations to visit over the next 12 months.”“From Nagasaki in Japan, to Arugam Bay in Sri Lanka,” Chris says, “this is a line-up to inspire a multitude of travellers – whether they’re based in Asia, or maybe they’ve already visited some of the region’s heavy-hitting destinations.”Lonely Planet’s Best in Asia 2018 is available online, with accompanying articles to each destination, at lonelyplanet.com/best-in-asia.

  1. Busan, South Korea

 

“A stunning confluence of scenery, culture and cuisine…Busan packs an eclectic offering of activities to suit all travellers: hike hills to Buddhist temples, settle into sizzling hot springs and feast on seafood…at the country’s largest fish market. Poised to steal the spotlight, Busan is East Asia’s Culture City for 2018 and will be at its most vibrant with…colourful events showcasing the country’s cultural heritage, from street art festivals to traditional dance shows.

2. Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan’s historic treasures are now more accessible than ever
Uzbekistan’s historic treasures are now more accessible than ever © Andrii Lutsyk / Shutterstock

“Change is afoot in a country that has remained largely closed off to the wider world due to tight control following the end of the Soviet era. Uzbekistan has long held sway over travellers’ imaginations, with its dreamy mosaic-clad mosques and Silk Road lore…and in 2017 took huge strides in opening up to tourism, announcing visa-free and e-visa schemes, new air routes and extensions to its shiny high-speed rail line, making access to its arsenal of jewelled architecture and ancient cities easier than ever”.

3. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

This slick supercity is in no danger of going out of style.
This slick supercity is in no danger of going out of style. ©Dung Pham/500px

The southern supercity of Ho Chi Minh City somehow keeps getting cooler. Ageing apartment blocks are being colonised by vintage clothes stores and independent coffee shops, innovative breweries arefuelling one of the best craft beer scenes in Southeast Asia, and…eclectic venues are strengthening the local music scene. Add in long-standing attractions The War Remnants Museum and a pioneering street food scene…and this buzzing Asian megalopolis is in no danger of going out of style”.

4. Western Ghats, India

Rare flowers, steam trains and quirky hill stations are all on offer in the Western Ghats
Rare flowers, steam trains and quirky hill stations are all on offer in the Western Ghats. © Nate Hovee / Shutterstock

“The Western Ghats offer…an atmospheric mirror to Shimla and Darjeeling, with added jungle appeal… coffee, tea and spice plantations, charmingly dated colonial outposts, thundering waterfalls, and a steam-powered mountain railway. These rugged hills are Unesco listed as one of the top spots for biodiversity in the world, protecting the neelakurinji flower, which blooms only once every 12 years and will be painting the hills in purple livery from August to October 2018”.

5. Nagasaki, Japan

Nagasaki’s identity transcends one violent act
Nagasaki’s identity transcends one violent act. © SeanPavonePhoto / Getty Images

“For most, Nagasaki is synonymous with the tragic atomic bombing of August 1945…but remarkably, the city has converted the catastrophe into a call for peace, exemplified by the tranquil Nagasaki Peace Park and the Atomic Bomb Museum. However, Nagasaki’s identity transcends one violent act…visit a new foreign-trade museum housed in Japan’s oldest church, or pass the verdant harbour towards the hiking routes that snake through the surrounding volcanic hills”.

6. Chiang Mai, Thailand

A new energy has enveloped ancient Chiang Mai, evident in its innovative culinary scene
A new energy has enveloped ancient Chiang Mai, evident in its innovative culinary scene. ©Kseniia Ivanova / EyeEm/Getty Images

“This former capital of the Lanna Kingdom feels plucked from the pages of history, where visitors browse stalls of antique jewellery…among archaic alleyways…yet despite this, a young, creative population has taken up residency in Chiang Mai bringing an exciting buzz…alongside majestic chedis (stupas) are cafés known for their latte art, mural-walled fusion cuisine restaurants and the newly-opened, award-winning MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum”.

7. Lumbini, Nepal

Change is apace in sleepy Lumbini
Change is apace in sleepy Lumbini. © AlexFox / Getty Images
“For decades, Lumbini was somewhere travellers flashed through en route from India to Nepal, unaware they had passed within yards of the birthplace of the historical Buddha. Today, Lumbini is on the ascendancy…a new international airport is under construction offering a safer route into Nepal, and ever-more aweing temples are springing up”. Despite these developments, “the town’s cardinal draw will remain its tranquillity”.

 

8. Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Arugam Bay boasts a laid-back vibe and surf breaks for all levels
Arugam Bay boasts a laid-back vibe and surf breaks for all levels. © Shanti Hesse / Shutterstock

“This surf town on Sri Lanka’s east coast…has managed to retain its cool as holidaymakers swarm the rest of the country’s ancient citadels and hiker-strewn hill stations. Barefooted boarders sprawl outside vegan cafes…but if the turquoise swells can’t tug you in, Arugam has grown its onland offering with…beachside bars and makeshift music festivals; plus a handy proximity to Kumana National Park, home to leopards, elephants and crocodiles.

9. Sìchuān Province, China

Sìchuān is a microcosm of China, with a selection of ancient and modern attractions
Sìchuān is a microcosm of China, with a selection of ancient and modern attractions. ©akedesign/Shutterstock

Far-flung villages, towering skylines, giant pandas and fiery cuisine; Sìchuān Province is a microcosm of modern China…gain perspective surveying the Lè Shān Grand Buddha or climb Éméi Shān to absolve a lifetime’s sins…ride the first section of the Sìchuān-Tibet Railway to visit time-frozen Tibetan villages…or spot the mushrooming of luring brewpubs and boutique hotels in cosmopolitan Chéngdū.”

10. Komodo National Park, Indonesia

While glimpsing a dragon is a highlight, Komodo is home to a wealth of other wildlife attractions
While glimpsing a dragon is a highlight, Komodo is home to a wealth of other wildlife attractions. ©Anna Kucherova/Shutterstock

“New flight connections have made Komodo National Park more accessible than ever. Aside from laying eyes on the illustrious Komodo dragon, visitors to this cerulean-silhouetted archipelago can hike to hallowed viewpoints on Padar, sample laid-back beachside living on Kanawa and dive with a mind-boggling array of marine life in the reefs. A nature enthusiast’s nirvana”.

Visitors to lonelyplanet.com/best-in-asia also have the opportunity to enter a competition for a chance to win either a trip for two to Busan, South Korea, or a camera drone package from DJI. Terms and conditions apply.

Bubble tea shops have come a long way and the first bubble tea that I tasted was the Jasmine Milk Tea with Pearls during my secondary school days. Although many bubble tea brands come and go over the last 26 years; tea is still very much appreciated and valued by consumers.

Image Credit: Hi Tea Singapore

Yes, fads will wane eventually but the very essence of tea being a prized commodity will not. As much as I am a coffee person, I am equally a fan of tea too and I find both to be simple pleasures of life that helps take my mind off the busy hustles of life.

Recently, I was introduced to Hi-Tea, a local homegrown tea artisan brand that aims to promote the Chinese tea drinking culture by integrating new tea brewing methods with quality and fresh ingredients to make interesting tea concoctions.

Image Credit: Hi Tea Singapore

With only two outlets (one at Far East Plaza and the other at Northpoint City) in Singapore; Hi-Tea made the headlines when they showcased what could possibly be the world’s first D24 Premium Durian Jasmine Green Tea.

Image Credit: Hi Tea Singapore

I know the idea and thought of consuming Durian Jasmine Green Tea can be quite mind-boggling or even quirky but even if you’re the smallest fan of durian, you will certainly enjoy this creamy beverage that stops short of being a durian smoothie. The strong Durian flavours give way into the delicate sweetness of the tea, which introduces itself in the back of the throat, giving an aromatic aftertaste.

Costing only $6.80, the Durian Jasmine Green Tea is the ultimate fix to your unfounded durian cravings.

Even if durian is not your cup of tea, you should check out Hi Tea’s range of other cold brew fruits tea; my favourite being the Mix Fruit King!

Image Credit: Hi Tea Singapore

While there aren’t any toppings such as pearls and jellies available, the fresh cut fruits are a delight to have and it brings one’s attention and focus to just simply enjoying the tea.

If you haven’t tried Hi Tea yet, make a trip down to Far East Plaza or Northpoint City today! I wish they have more outlets though; then I will have more reason to drink some tea every day.

It is pretty hard to define what a simple meal is nowadays; especially when food options can be overwhelming. Many diners also rather spend more time editing and taking photos of their meal than really enjoying the meal or spending some time with friends and families having great conversations over a meal.

New photo by Melvin Lee / Google Photos

Pizza Hut would like to bring back the simple joy of a piece of piping hot and tasty pizza in this intricate world, making it much easier for all to have a better pizza.

A “Slice of Simple” with the New and Improved Pan Pizza

Pizza Hut has launched launch their new improved Pan Pizza and it is a culmination of customer feedback; a survey gathering inputs from more than 100 participants and as well as intensive brainstorming within the restaurant team’s of what an ideal pizza meant.

New photo by Melvin Lee / Google Photos

The product teams went through repeated product refinement and testing and finally served up the all-new Pan Pizza versions of familiar favourites (such as the Hawaiian, Super Supreme, Pepperoni and BBQ Chicken) with a crispier crust, improved signature sauce and topping close to the edge.

Unlimited Slices of Pan Pizza at Buffet Fiesta

For pizza fans who enjoy an extravagant indulgence and wants to try every flavour of the new Pan Pizza, Pizza Hut is serving 90-minute pizza buffets in selected outlets each week from 25 June to 26 August 2018:

  • 25 June to 8 July: Bedok Mall, Harbourfront Centre, Jurong Point, Lot One Shoppers’ Mall
  • 9 July to 22 July: Bukit Timah Plaza, Causeway Point, The Seletar Mall
  • 23 July to 5 August: Ang Mo Kio, Eastpoint Mall, NorthPoint City (North Wing), West Mall
  • 13 August to 26 August: Bukit Panjang Plaza, Plaza Singapura, Sun Plaza, West Gate
New photo by Melvin Lee / Google Photos

Prices are really pocket-friendly!

Adults can enjoy the buffet at $19.85 on weekdays and $22.20 on weekends, while children, age 5 to 12 years old, can enjoy the buffet at $12.80 on weekdays and $15.15 on weekends. Prices are inclusive of 10% service charge and prevailing GST.

Buffets are available in 2 sessions on weekdays (6:15 pm to 7:45 pm and 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm) and 3 sessions on weekends (4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm, and 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm).

*For this limited time offer, you can make your reservations at http://pizzafestival.pizzahut.com.sg

About Pizza Hut Singapore

Started in 1981 with their first outlet at Jalan Jelita, Pizza Hut Singapore is now the largest pizza chain restaurant in Singapore with 60 outlets. They have an unmatched passion and celebration for their pizzas and they aim to deliver not just a wide array of pizzas, pastas and other quality foods that are always fresh, but also a casual atmosphere that is fun and friendly; all these without compromising what good restaurants have always stood- service and customer satisfaction.

Over the years, Pizza Hut’s service, menu offerings and ambience have evolved in keeping up with the times and trends. Since then, they have embraced the affordable casual dining concept where the emphasis is on creating a fun and engaging atmosphere for their customers. Pizza Hut is the favourite place to be at if you are looking to celebrate a special occasion or simply a relaxing time with friends and loved ones. They aim to make every dining experience a truly memorable one for their customers.

Globally, Pizza Hut spans more than 16,000 restaurants, 350,000 team members, in more than 100 countries.

If you want to have healthy, glowing skin, a good night-time skincare routine is essential. When you apply the right products to your skin before you sleep, your skin absorbs the ingredients, allowing them to penetrate for maximum efficacy. Also, the rate of new skin cell growth speeds up during sleep. This means that sleeping has a restorative effect on the skin. By selecting the right skincare products, you can help to repair damage sustained during the day, caused by everything from stress to environmental pollutants. However, everyone’s skin is different and everyone needs to create a night-time skincare routine that targets their skin concerns.

Learn how to achieve the ideal regimen for your skin type.

Cleanse

Regardless of skin type, the first step in any skincare routine is the cleanser. It’s the best way to rid the skin of dirt, oil, and any traces of makeup. If you have dry, sensitive skin, try a gentle, non-foaming cleanser with hydrating ingredients. People with acne-prone skin can use a foaming cleanser that penetrates deep into the pores and strips away unwanted oil. Many skincare aficionados swear by the two-step cleansing method: first they use an oil cleanser to remove makeup and grime, and then they follow this with a water-based cleanser. This method is even beneficial for people with oily, acne-prone skin, as it helps to regulate the skin’s oil production.

Tone

Toner isn’t an essential step in the skincare process, but toning products do help to prime the skin for the skincare products to follow. Most of them work by balancing the skin’s pH levels, which makes the skin more absorbent. Toners usually have a thin consistency, and they’re easiest to apply using a cotton ball. There are toners for all skin types, ranging from hydrating toners to pore tightening toners.

Exfoliate

For maximum skin health, you need to clear the pores and get rid of dead skin cells. This process is known as exfoliation and there are two main types of exfoliating products: chemical exfoliants and physical exfoliants. Physical exfoliants, like scrubs and facial brushes, manually slough off the outermost layer of skin. Chemical exfoliants, on the other hand, use acidic ingredients to get rid of dead skin. People with acne-prone skin should look for products with salicylic acid, which helps to dissolve the debris that clogs pores. People who want to ward off the signs of aging should opt for products with glycolic acid, which helps to diminish signs of fine lines and improve skin texture.

Treat

Treatments target specific skin care concerns. You can find treatments that minimise pore size, banish blemishes, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, or get rid of unwanted pigmentation. Popular treatment options include vitamin C serums, antioxidant serums, and ultra-hydrating serums for dry skin. Choose a treatment that suits your skin type, and then layer it over the preceding products to truly transform your skin.

Moisturise 

No matter your skin type, you need an effective moisturiser. They seal in moisture, keeping the skin healthy, hydrated, and free of fine lines. While people with oily or acne prone skin may be tempted to skip this step, it would be a mistake. Many anti-acne treatments are very drying, and they can strip the skin of natural oils, forcing it to over-produce to compensate. This becomes a vicious circle, where parched skin leads to more acne. Thankfully, there are moisturisers specifically designed for acne-prone skin. Try a moisturising gel specifically formulated for acne-prone skin. These gels often contain hyaluronic acid and aloe vera. People with dry or sensitive skin, on the other hand, should opt for a creamy lotion filled with hydrating ingredients like ceramides, glycerin, and shea butter. For extra hydration, some people add a few drops of oil to their moisturiser—argan oil, rosehip seed oil, and jojoba oil are all popular choices.

Eye Cream

The skin around the eye is thin and sensitive. To keep it plump and healthy, you need to give it extra attention. After you’ve applied your moisturiser, gently coat the skin around the eyes with a nutrient-rich eye cream. Don’t rub the cream into the skin, as it could irritate the delicate eye skin. Instead, tap eye cream into the area around the orbital bone, taking care not to get any cream into the eye. Whether you have oily or dehydrated skin, you should select an eye cream chock full of rich, skin-brightening ingredients. People with aging skin should select an eye cream formulated to reduce the appearance of lines and minimise puffiness. Common ingredients include shea butter, antioxidants, and vitamin C.

Applying Your Night-Time Skincare Routine

Once you’ve chosen products that suit your skin, it’s time for application. While this may sound self explanatory, applying products correctly can help to maximise results. As a rule of thumb, start with products with a thin consistency, and then gradually work up to products with a thick consistency. Depending on your skincare routine, you may choose to wait several minutes between each product application. This gives the skin the chance to fully absorb each product. This is especially true for potent treatments that contain ingredients like salicylic acid and retinol.

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Buying and giving gifts is harder than you might think. A lot of people dread having to go Christmas shopping in the later year, and God forbid anyone has a birthday coming up. It doesn’t help that a lot of people don’t know what they want to receive, and thus we’re desperately left to scrabble for a good idea to invest in.

If you’re the kind of person who dreads that scenario, this post is here to save you. After all, we’re not all gifted with the gift of…gift giving, and it’s time to change that! Here’s a couple of ideas that’ll hopefully spark some inspiration in you when the time comes to impress your friends and family with how well you know them.

Focus on Transport

Transport is an important part of life as we need to commute to work and go out, or meet our friends and travel for a good holiday when we want. And there’s plenty of gifts you can buy within this sector that are both practical and nice to receive. A traincard, for example, or a year long bus ticket that’ll take them all around a certain region. Or maybe even pay for their first 5 or so driving lessons. These will help make transport less of a hassle here.

If they have got a personal transport, you’ve got a bit more freedom here. You’re probably not going to be able to afford exactly what your mom wants; after all, cars are expensive, and you just can’t fork out for one on a whim! But you can still buy some practical items that can customise their old one, or signify that a bigger gift is coming in the future. You could even tell your mother that you’re going to try and ‘Find your Perfect Private Number Plate!’, and let her start rolling around town in style.

Find Some Clothes

If you want to buy someone a gift that’s going to keep on giving, try investing in the clothes department. Whatever you pick out here is going to serve someone for a few years to come (as long as you know the general themes of what someone else likes when it comes to their style).

Socks are an especially good gift to give, as long as your giftee is over the age of 18. Kids don’t tend to be all that impressed by such a mundane item, but adults love them. You can get creative patterns and funny slogans on them as well, so there’s something for everyone.

Actually, accessories as an overall work well here- hats and scarves are always nice touches, especially if you have your knitting skill to put to good use; and everyone loves to open a box and see jewellery inside it. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, whatever!

Give some great gifts this year, whenever you need to, by using guides like this as your steering wheel. People often don’t know what they’d like to receive, so make your gift good enough to show them!

India is one of the places that have some heartening sights and mesmerising views. So, selecting of the vacation destinations in this country seems to be really infinite starting from various scenic destinations and different culturally and historically soaked sites to the cities bustling with confusions and chaos and the destinations that offer relaxed and laid-back stays. Among all the destinations, there is always the dilemma of selecting the destinations which are actually worthy of visiting. So, to help you out, here is a list of top 10 destinations in India that you must visit.

#1 Kye Monastery, Himachal Pradesh

The Kye Gompa is considered to be one of the ancient monasteries in the Himalayan range. This is also a sacred old place where the lahmas are being trained for thousands of years. Situated at the height of 13,668 ft in the Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, this is a famous lamasery in India. There are three main floors in this monastery. One of these floors is located underground and it is mainly used as storage. Besides, there is also a room, known as Tangyur and this includes richly painted murals. The Kye monastery is very well known for the collection of old books and murals including several images of Buddha. The ground floor of this monastery includes beautifully decorated cells for monks and the Assembly Hall.

#2 Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh 

Located in the valley of the Tawang River, the Tawang Monastery is the largest monastery in the northwestern part of Arunachal Pradesh. Also known as the “Celestial Paradise on a clear night”, this place is popular for its true divine beauty. This monastery is developed like a mansion and the interior part of this monastery includes murals of saints and divinities painted on those that adds more spirituality to this monastery.

#3 Dawki River, Meghalaya

Dawki is a small town located in the West Jaintia Hills district located in Meghalaya and this town is also located on the border between Bangladesh and India. The Dawki River is the center of attraction of this town. The translucent water of this river captivates the minds of the tourists. The Dawki Bridge on this river offers a beautiful photographic view of this river.

#4 Dzuluk, East Sikkim

Situated in the rugged terrain of the Himalayan ranges, this place is now gaining loads of popularity among the tourists. In this place, a wonderful view of the eastern Himalayan Mountain range entices the minds of the travelers as well as their harmonious feelings.

#5 Cola Beach, Goa

This place is considered to be the “hidden paradise of Goa” and this place is also really difficult to reach. Although reaching to this place is tough, the beauty of this place would make the tourists fall for it. In fact, this is a secluded destination that obtains the beauty from the crystal clear water of the ocean and the scenic view of the place. Besides, this place has some serene surroundings where the tourists can enjoy a beautiful experience in the beach tents.

#6 Ladakh & Leh 

Apart from being a beautiful destination, Ladakh is a famous tourist destination among the bikers due to the marvelous roads that come with some infinite views. In fact, it is the dream of every biker to ride on the roads of Ladakh. The way to Ladakh also includes some amazing and ancient monasteries that add more color to this heavenly place. Apart from Ladakh, its capital Leh is also one of the most beautiful destinations in India that one must visit. The Royal Palace of Leh is the must visit here.

#7 Dal Lake, Jammu & Kashmir

This is one of the most popular tourist attractions of India with a crystal clear lake and colorful homes at the banks with the background of mountains. Going for a boat ride in this lake is actually a wonderful feeling that can move the tourists from inside.

#8 Andaman and Nicobar Islands

This is one of the union territories of India and this place is also the group of islands located at the juncture of the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal. Although this place is a secluded one, people prefer this place as one of the leading destinations in India because of the beauty of the place. This place comes with a beautiful shoreline that makes it a popular tourist destination. Besides, the beachside shacks of this place offer some delectable seafood.

#9 Pangong Lake, Ladakh

Also known as the high grassland lake of the Himalaya, this lake is the most beautiful place that you would ever see in your life. This place is so beautiful that it is just impossible to keep off the eyes from it. The lush blue water can take over the minds of the tourists completely. Besides, with the background view of the Himalayan range, it makes this place the perfect backdrop for some wonderful images.

#10 Lakshadweep

Also known as “a thousand islands” in the Sanskrit language, this place is the archipelago of three reefs, twelve atolls and five submerged banks with the total number of 39 islets and islands located in the southern part of India. The best thing about this place is that this place is entirely isolated. Things like warm water, untouched archipelago lagoons, and also the pure beauty of the coral reefs make this place heaven for both nature lovers and divers. The main islands of Lakshadweep are Agatti, Kavaratti, Amini, and Minicoy.

Sarah is a creative writer in www.holidayfactors.com, a leading online holiday marketplace in Dubai, UAE

Running makes you happy. Most runners know this nostrum. But why does running make you happy? For some, running gives you a sense of personal achievement and satisfaction, for others it is escaping the everyday madness and for other, it is about being outdoors and connecting with nature. In any case, running is an activity that is accessible to most people. There is no need for formal training, special equipment or membership fees. The only thing you really need is a decent pair of running shoes and some comfortable clothing. Read below to see more on our top reasons why running makes you happy.

Reason 1: Runner’s High

Running is known to release endorphins in the brain that trigger a positive feeling in the body. Endorphins make a person more energetic, alert and happy. This feeling is referred to as a “runner’s high,” which can kick in during a run, after or both. In addition, according to a Canadian study, the runner’s high may also be due to the hormone leptin. When you’re in motion, your leptin levels drop, which researchers suggest could send a hunger signal to the brain to generate a sense of pleasure. Running also encourages your body to release serotonin which elevates your mood.

Reason 2: Better Shape

Running like any other type of vigorous exercise helps you to get into better physical shape. The better shape you are in, the stronger you will feel. Being in better shape affects not only your body and overall wellbeing but also improves your mental state. Make sure you hydrate properly before and after your run. Drink electrolytes or take supplements if you need to.

Reason 3: Flexibility

You can run as little or as much as you want, in short spurts or longer runs. You can fit it during your lunch hour (runch), do it first thing in the morning before you head out to work, or after work as a way to wind down. You can do it a few times a week or just during the weekend. Whatever you decide, whatever you choose, you have the flexibility to customise your workout to fit your lifestyle.

Reason 3: Me-time

Running is the perfect time to get away from the everyday humdrum and escape. Not only will you get some quiet time, exercise, get away from the craziness, you will also get that coveted me time. Running will help you clear your mind and achieve a level of calmness, almost Zen-like.

Reason 4: Sense of Community

Running can provide a supportive social group. Even though running is an individual activity, it can actually help you connect with other inspiring people. Runners are very supportive of each other and are actually quite social. There are many online groups that provide advice, motivation, experiences and tips. Running with friends or interacting with other runners you meet along the way, can provide connections and a supportive network.

Reason 5: Self-Esteem and Confidence

Running improves your self-esteem and confidence by increasing endorphins, getting in better shape, working towards a goal and achieving them. Bettering your own performance and goals will boost your confidence and keep you running for more.

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Huawei has surprised the world with its revolutionary P20 smartphone and to be honest, ever since news of it came about; I was very much tempted to get my hands on it because the P20 is not just an ordinary smartphone. In fact, the P20 is the world’s first Leica triple camera smartphone that is armed with the world’s largest 40-megapixel lens and a ridiculously high ISO of 102400! What this means is that low-light photography is possible and every image taken by the P20 can be printed billboard-sized without being pixelated.

What I also do like about the P20 is its big battery capacity of 4000mAh and that is almost one and a half times more than the iPhone X! This means that with the P20, you can take more photos than usual and share them on social media all day long!

Running on Huawei’s one Kirin 970 AI chipset, the P20 can optimise itself to your usage habits and dedicate more RAM to those more frequently used apps!

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Having heard and read so many positive reviews about the P20, I have no doubt that Huawei is one step to becoming one of the top market leaders in the highly competitive smartphone industry with a niche in smartphone photography.

With an attractive price point, the P20 is definitely the smartphone to get if you’re into photography because you don’t need to lug all your gears to take those visually stunning photographs!

For more information about the Huawei P20, you can check it out here!

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Lazada turns 6 this year and from 24th to 26th April, there are more than 600 flash deals and vouchers worth up to $120 to be given away! That’s not all!

Lazada will be offering some pretty exclusive and limited brand Surprise Boxes worth $100 and they are going for only $29! With brands like ASUS, Laneige, JBL, and even Hasbro; these brand Surprise Boxes will certainly be a steal.

Now, I have the privilege of unveiling the Lazada X ASUS Accessories Surprise Box and out of the many items that are inside the Suprise Box, I will reveal one item that can be found in the Surprise Box!

Are you ready?

Ta-dah!

One of the items that you can find in the Lazada X ASUS Accessories Surprise Box is the ASUS ROG Strix Impact Gaming Mouse worth $89 and if you are an avid gamer, this is one Surprise Box you do not want to miss!

Available on the 24 April 2018, Tuesday @ 2 pm; I am pretty sure all the gamers out there will certainly want to get their hands on this so if you are one of them, set your alarm clock and get your fingers ready to do some serious shopping because these Surprise Boxes tend to get snagged up really fast!

About the ASUS ROG Strix Impact Gaming Mouse

The ASUS ROG Strix Impact Gaming Mouse is a Lightweight optical MOBA gaming mouse with an ergonomic-ambidextrous design featuring ASUS Aura Sync RGB LED lighting technology.

Some other features include: 

  • Omron® switches with 50-million-click durability
  • Left and right buttons separated from body chassis for improved responsiveness
  • Low-friction, drag-free cable with specialized soft rubber coating
  • DPI switch with indicator for on-the-fly sensitivity adjustments
  • Intuitive ROG Armoury software interface for easy customization of button, performance, and lighting settings

If gaming is not your cup of tea, you might want to look out for 4 exclusive premium beauty boxes that are going for $50 and if you did not manage to snag up any Surprise Boxes, fret not because there are many other products that are having a discount of up to 90% off!

Get ready for an exciting birthday bash with Lazada as they turn 6!