We are two girls with a passion for travel and a knack for getting really good deals.We wanted to share our love of travel with a wider audience. So we started rahaaa...a boutique holiday & honeymoom planning service
We do it all,from booking that flight to getting you a 5 star hotel for a bargain.Here we share some of those experiences.....
|Posted by AT on February 15, 2013 at 3:25 AM||comments (0)|
One of my other past times,besides thinking up interesting places to visit is to ponder on the meaning of life and pursuing 'happyness',i cam across this today while reading psychologytoday.com and thought it would be interest for our readers.....
''Happy people spend their money on life experiences instead of material items. Almost ten years of research has investigated the effects of investing money in life experiences, as opposed to material items. There is now robust evidence that when people spend their money on life experiences they are happier than when they spend their money on material items. However, our data shows that people who habitually spend their money on life experiences are happier than people who tend to buy material items''
|Posted by AT on February 4, 2013 at 9:15 AM||comments (0)|
Somedays i just feel like i need time off to detach from all the stresses of daily life,the targets,the kids,the household duties or being a mother or for some of us a father,
Got me thinking of one of my bucket list destinations,Santorini,
Isnt this place amaziiiingggggg,if you agree drop us an email for your Santorini getaway
|Posted by AT on January 23, 2013 at 8:10 AM||comments (2)|
MAKE US AN OFFER !
You want to go on holiday but our deals dont meet your budget.
Just MAKE US AN OFFER using the new tab on your left @ the top
tell us where you would like to go and your budget.
we will help you make your dreams come true and still meet your budget
|Posted by AT on January 23, 2013 at 6:35 AM||comments (0)|
Guys,so today we are starting a competition !!!! :),we are giving away gifts,and our gifts are super cool,all expenses paid trips...*grin*
We are going to give away our lucky readers an all expenses paid trip to Barcelona/Rome or Paris for 3 nights,put you up in a snazzy hotel in the heart of the city,tours,meals plus a return airline ticket.
So what do you have to do.We want you to tell all your friends and loved ones about rahaaa.com,if you manage to get ten of your friends or families to book their summer holidays through us,we will send your way a fully paid holiday courtesy of us.
How to go about it ?
Send an email to your friends,colleagues,family,etc bcc [email protected],this way we know you are the person who referred us.Additionally when a client books their holiday through us we will ask them how they got to hear of us and if you're the lucky rahaaa.com reader we will give you a call.
the rahaaa team
|Posted by AT on January 22, 2013 at 6:15 AM||comments (0)|
This post is dedicated to two dear friends who have been super supportive,u know who u are !!! *bisou* bisou*
If you love to shop then you're going to love Barcelona,they are over 35,000 shops in Barcelona alone.Who needs Dubai when you have this much variety ? Right ? Plus prices are a bit lower compared to the rest of Europe ( i personally thought Zara prices were much lower compared to Zara in Rome or Paris for eg) and like most European countries,you get a tax refund when you return home....someone say shoppers paradise !!!! (Guys please if you are heading out on a shopping spree vacation dont forget to ask the shop assistant for the forms for tax refunds and please keep all your receipts to process your claims,im very frugal and i believe in saving wherever you can without compromising quality and tax refunds are a great way to do it.)
Barcelona is amongst Europe's top cities for fashion and you can find most of the mainstream stores and no shortage of designer boutiques.
The city has streets dedicated to shopper addicts from Las Ramblas to Plaza de Catalunya through to Passeig de Gracia and up Avenue Diagonal.I'd recommend good walking shoes to take on this journey because you dont want to be let down by sore feet when there's soo much shopping and marvelling to be done.
The best starting off point is at the beginning of Las Ramblas where you will find tons and tons of shops ranging from designer buotiques to the big clothing companies you are all familiar with like Massimo Dutti, Zara,Mango,Bershka,El Corte Ingles,(did you know all these brands are Spanish so this is really the heart of getting good quality off the catwalk copies at amazing prices (bonus ?,13th cheque ?,this is what you should be saving it for).
If you're looking to stock up on your designer pieces you can check out Versace, Giorgio Armani, Burberry, Bally, Cartier,Channel and Calvin Klein to name but a few which are all located within a walking distance.
For designer brands I'd also recommend La Roca Village
La Roca is located outside of Barcelona and features over 100 shops where brand name items can be bought for up to 60% off. It is designed as if it were a village, which of course is where the name comes from, so it is an open space with wide boulevards and several restaurants. Unless you have a car, the easiest way to arrive is by bus. There is a direct bus that leaves the Fabra i Puig station in Barcelona at 9:00am, 12:00pm, 4:00pm, and 8:00pm from Monday to Friday.Being an outlet, it also has a Rebaixes period (seasonal sales) held in July and January when well known luxury brands are sold at a bargain prices.
For those of you hoping to drag along husbands or boyfriends on your shopping day , fear not, they have no reason to grumble, many shops have thoughtfully put some benches in their entrances :).
And once your done with a whole day of shopping there are lots of restaurants and cafes serving everything from paellas to sushi to Starbucks coffees (One thing i noticed about Barcelona,they sell Paella everywhere,its like our version of chipsi mayai,Paella is a traditional dish made from rice and eafood with lotsa vegetables and spices,sorta like pilau but a bit different,B would say a very different ,lol
Bargain-hunters should time their visits for the two annual sales. The winter sales start around 6 January until end of February and the summer sale lasts from mid June to the end of August..
So what are you waiting for,after checking out Gaudi's beautiful work and chilling at the beach,plan a day or two to hit Barcelona's shopping areas and come back from your holiday looking like a million bucks
Dont forget you can go to BARCA,all inclusive trip,meals,accomodation for 3 nights,flights,for just USD 1499.
the rahaaa team
|Posted by AT on January 22, 2013 at 6:10 AM||comments (0)|
So if your ever decide to head out to Barcelona,which we hope you will because we have great Barcelona specials for the coming summer season we advise you to check out this gem of a hotel located in the Ramblas area (which is like the heart of Barca)
|Posted by AT on January 22, 2013 at 1:50 AM||comments (5)|
3 Nights In the Catalan Capital ,BARCELONA for just USD 1499
What are you waiting for ?
Price Includes Return air ticket,3 nights stay at a beautiful 4 star hotel in BARCELONA on Bed & Breakfast basis and a 2 day Citysightseeing Tour
|Posted by AT on January 10, 2013 at 2:50 AM||comments (0)|
Did i mention how much we love W Hotels,if you are a regular here,you already know that,these guys are like the maestros of hospitality.Today we bring you an amazing hotel from the W range in Istanbul (visiting Istanbul is one our my bucket list items,btw,and when we do go we plan to stay here,
Let me stop with the chit chat and let us delve into the photos *because pictures speak a 1000 words
If you loved W Hotel Istanbul and want us to organize a package for you to explore this beautiful city and live it up at this amazing hotel,just drop us an email [email protected]
the rahaaa team
i loved these the most....after a long day u can just chill here enjoying drinks and good conversation with ur friends
|Posted by AT on January 4, 2013 at 8:45 AM||comments (2)|
|Posted by AT on January 4, 2013 at 7:15 AM||comments (0)|
One of the things we love about living in Tanzania is the location advantage we have compared to other countries,i lived in the South for a while and going to Europe then seemed like a longhaul flight with transit somewhere in between,it was long and expensive.But being further north means that we are closer to some amazing European destinations. The likes of Paris or Rome are just a sleep away,as in you can board a flight jioni @9pm and voila in the morning ur shopping the streets of Paris,its that easy,and with so many flights landing at our airport on a daily basis,Europe is truly one of the most accessible destinations .
I sometimes joke with friends that going to Europe is almost the same as flying to SA (another great destination on our continent),its actually true,u can get yourself to Europe for about 800 bucks.
So after much thought and reminiscing about the year that past and what we have accomplised,we decided to dedicate 2013 to be our year of Europe,this year we will do features on amazing destinations on the continent and offer you great packages to get you there
the rahaaa team