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Top 10 Apartments in the World

Many people aspire to the apartment life; it brings up images of high flying professionals and creative people living in the city. There’s something very unique about living in an apartment, it’s your own space, and you can deck it out in unique furniture, designer wallpaper, and one of a kind accessories. If you live in a city, the apartment could be your escape from the hustle and bustle, or it could be your party pad, where you entertain guests and host incredible get-togethers. Whatever you want to use your apartment for, you may need some inspiration. Here’s our top 10:

  1. 1.     A Belgian Dwelling

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This apartment in Antwerp, Belgium is in the neoclassical style. It’s a unique apartment because it is a ‘Gallery Home’, that means they work with galleries to get a new set of unique furniture every now and then. They furniture that they use may be a designer piece, a concept piece, or even one of a kind. It must be exciting to live with all that wonderful and expensive furniture, but the catch is their home is sometimes open to the public.

  1. 2.      Belle Isle, Miami

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Belle Isle is a development near Miami on an artificial island. The residents on the island enjoy a tropical island style setting and a lot of luxury apartments in a secluded spot! It’s perfect if you’re looking to live the celebrity lifestyle.

  1. 3.     Lukas Kordik’s Apartment

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Lukas Kordik’s apartment uses pops of colour in a quite industrial themed design to provide points of interest in his unique apartment.

  1. 4.     Paris Apartment

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Who would have thought using so much black in an apartment could make it look so effortlessly chic? If you have quite a bright apartment, try using black paint to duplicate this look.

  1. 5.     Girly Apartment

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If you want a girly but very glamorous apartment, you might want to stick to a neutral colour scheme like the one shown above, then just add sweet details in pink, and decadent accessories like chandeliers and fashion table books.

  1. 6.     Warehouse Chic

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Sometimes the most decadent apartments have a harsh contrast between bare, crumbling walls and luxurious furniture. This style looks especially good if you live in an old apartment with lots of history like the one shown in the photo.

  1. 7.     Parisian Modern

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This apartment may be located in the heart of Paris, but it doesn’t follow the usual conventions of Parisian style, instead it clashes bold strips of yellow with slate grey and industrial style furniture.

  1. 8.     Eclectic New York Apartment

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This pretty DIY apartment was created by 2 New Yorkers on a budget; they use a lot of vintage and antique furniture, and restore it using bright paints. Their apartment also contains lots of interesting features which give it a lot of personality.

  1. 9.     Apartment with Balcony

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If you’re looking for an apartment but you don’t want to miss out on the outdoor space that comes with a home, then you’ll love this apartment. It has a decked balcony with metal shelving for potted plants and lots of cosy seating spaces to relax in.

  1. 10.  Rita Konig’s Apartment

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This apartment was styled by Holly Becker, it’s the perfect mix of organised clutter and bright open spaces; there are lots of things to look at, but the accessories aren’t overbearing – perfect if you’re the creative type.

This guest post was contributed by Epicliverpool.co.uk, serviced apartments in Liverpool.

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8 Essential Things to Carry During a Pilgrimage Tour

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When you are heading for a pilgrimage tour, be it in any part of the world, you need to carry some basic things. Though, each destination comes with its extra share of essentials, here are some basic things which you must remember to fling inside your backpack:

Essential documents: This point is reserved for those overenthusiastic pilgrims who, in their jubilation of a holy trip, may forget to carry the much-needed documents. Your passport and air tickets must not be forgotten, or else you are definitely going to land up in trouble. For security reasons and to wage war against the authorities (if the need arises), you also better take along your ID card and photos.

Appropriate dresses: Of course, everyone carries clothes and dresses. But some people may pick the wrong set of clothes which can be a disastrous decision. You need to remember that you are going on a pilgrim destination, and not on a beach side vacation. So, instead of piling up your trunks with bikinis, skirts and sleeveless tees, you better choose dresses which are sober and somber. For general sightseeing, you are entitled to carry a couple of your chic outfits. But do not forget to pack a few ‘quiet’ dresses which can be worn with dignity when you visit the temples, mosques, churches, gurudwaras and any religious site. Besides, also consider the local climate and pick dresses sensibly.

Camera: Yes, we know that you have a very expensive mobile phone with a high-MP camera. But the real joy of photography lies in taking snaps through a photographic camera. And since some pilgrim destinations are extremely photogenic, it would be a big regret to forget your cameras behind.

Medical kit or first aid box: It is another must-carry thing! Some of the pilgrim sites are located in faraway places where medical facilities are threadbare and unreliable. During the taxing journey, there is a great likelihood of people suffering from minor niggles ranging from headaches to nausea. It is strongly recommended that you carry a first aid box with all the prescribed medicines.

Glasses and hat: Again, the actual need for these accessories depends on the local weather of the place you are visiting. But since the popular pilgrim sites are always crowded, it is best to carry protective hats and glasses to shield your skin from the cruel sun.

Nuts and almonds: These are small little snacks which can give you the much-needed energy during tiresome long queues which usually greet you outside the Indian temples. Just fill up your pockets with these delights and keep munching them to pass the time.

Right pair of shoes: Some pilgrim destinations like Viashno Devi or Amarnath or Kedarnath are situated at hillside places where one has to walk and trek a lot. So, make sure to bring the right pair of shoes (like track shoes) instead of stilettos or fancy sandals.

Positive attitude: Bring your positivity and don’t keep your attitude at home. You will need their company during the grueling journey and the tedious queues.

Author Rajesh Thakur is a traveller and adventure seeker writing about a number of Indian & International holiday destinations. Solo Travelling, playing with nature and backpacking are few more undertakings author loves to do. As a blogger he writes about travel guide and tour packages at We reHolidays.co.in