Although many prefer the warm and comfort of a car ride some chose to travel a different way. In change the seat belt into a driving helm, the car radio into the sound of the wind blowing through the ears and the four robust wells into two agile and fast ones. These people like to be in the heart of the adventure not to look at it, to be the ones to tell the stories, not listen to them, to touch not only to see
For these people Transylvania Live – Expert in Transylvania created a motorcycles tour, using BMW F650 GS, F800 and GS 1200 a tour focused on revealing the essence of Transylvania. Departing from Cluj Napoca, one of Transylvania’s largest urban centres and a city with an outstanding medieval atmosphere, one of the oldest settlements in Transylvania, Big Woman Dating back prior to the Roman period, the itinerary ventures into the heart of the county offering rides trough picturesque villages, breathtaking scenery and important cultural centres. The itinerary is complimented by excellent accommodations meant not only to provide you with all the comfort but also to introduce you to the local culture and capture the specificity of the visited area.
The journey will take you throughout Transylvania and the Carpathians Mountains; these are the very best parts of Romania. The main roads are mostly quiet and on the minor roads traffic is the exception. The scenery is magnificent. Unlike anywhere in the regulated EU there are limitless possibilities for gentle off road riding where a road bike is fine and where you might see a horse and cart every half hour.
From Cluj Napoca you travel to the little town of Turda and prepare to descend to the heart of one of the biggest salt mines in the country – Turda Salt Mines, with impressive halls named after kings and queens.
The journey continues to Medias. Its beautiful medieval centre welcomes the riders to catch a glimpse of the ancestral lifestyle of Transylvania. You’ll make the acquaintance of a unique artist, the only one who uses spider web for his paintings. Visit Sibiu, the European Capital of Cultural for 2007. Visit one of its major highlights, The Village Museum – an outdoor exhibition of peasant settlements from all over the country.
Breathtaking sceneries will accompany the riders as they travel through the he most crooked and challenging of Europe’s roads for motorcyclists, the Transfagarasan (Transfagarasan Pass has about 6800 feet high).
Leaving the beautiful Transfagarasan road behind, visit the enchanted Bran Castle, Transylvania’s symbol. A former fortress guarding a commercial road, Bran dates back to 1377. In 1920, Queen Mary, the niece of Queen Victoria of Great Britain, turned the castle into a beautiful summer residence.
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A popular tattoo for females is the Tramp Stamp. This has changed into a fashionable spot for many first timers as well as girls getting their second or third tattoo. While a Tramp Stamp can have many placement benefits, there are some very , very significant things to consider about such a tattoo :
1.. Why get a Tramp Stamp?
Tramp stamps are tattoos that are placed in the back area. Sadly, that area has gotten so much of a trend or trend, that it is now seen as a unoriginal area to get a tattoo. The lower back is the hottest place for women 16-28yrs old to get a tattoo. If you go out to a club it’s not that odd to see most girls have tattoos there and often with similar designs.
The whole point of getting a tattoo was originally meant to stand out for something original or personal. It appears now tattoos are more modern or a trend. If you are feeling like the back is the place that you wish to get your tattoo than by all means go ahead. However, do not do it because all your buddies have one there. Remember this is an abiding decision. (or terribly pricey to mend )
2. Tramp Stamp Stigma
Another factor to think about is the negative stigma associated with a lower back tramp stamp. Unfortunately lower back tattoos have earned the reputation as being related to girl being slutty. So just be aware of this slang term, and again if you’re set on the low back placement then simply rise above the tramp stamp labeling.
3. How about some choices for a Tramp Stamp?
If you don’t want to address the Tramp Stamp label there are plenty of other places for a tattoo. If you are set on having a tattoo on your back you need to consider the higher back ( or the back of the shoulder area ), and even the middle back, though it will be less conspicuous there.
Another great alternative choice to the tramp stamp, is side body placement. You may have a tattoo placed on your abs area, the side between your gut and back. These side tattoos can be much more unique and original as far as placement goes.
If you’re hunting for ideas or just want to check out tattoo pics, videos, blogs and more check out TrampStampNation.net. It’s the #1 tramp stamp community on the web.
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On my way back from an errand the other day I passed by the Harley-Davidson dealership. Harley-Davidson has marketing down to a science. Think about what vision pops to mind when you see a Harley? For most, it’s a 40 something accountant being able to “step outside his box”. Leathers on, wind blowing through his hair and the loud, unmistakable sound of a big hog speeding down the open road. It’s not about the bike – it’s about the experience. Now that’s marketing.
The typical Harley-Davidson costs between $15k to 30k? Sound about right? Now that’s the same price as a vehicle but with one big difference. A car is a necessity. The bike is a luxury. It comes from the disposable part of the person’s budget not the fixed expenses. It falls into the same category as the diamond rings, campers, boats and vacation homes. It’s purely for enjoyment.
We hear a lot of whining and complaining from the car industry about the price of the product they are selling. “It’s so hard to market a big ticket item”. “If only I had something less expensive to offer…”
Our answer to the dilemma – offer something that is either free or low-priced to go with the main product you are selling. This does two things. 1. It builds your client list. Many people will come in for a free or low cost item. It grabs their attention. Not many things in life are free. 2. Once people spend money with you the first time they are more likely to do it again. You can focus more on the larger profit the second time.
Harley does just this. Many advertisements go like this: “[Picture of the bike] Just $23,997!”
Some ads may have a little additional info like payment terms, financing ect…
But this particular dealership I passed by had a huge banner outside that said: “Learn to Ride: $199!”
What a great idea. They took the $20,000+ sale and turned it into $199 introduction.
Think about it. You are a 40 year old guy or gal needing a change. Feeling the itch for the open road and the wind blowing through your hair. You love the idea of a motorcycle. Everyone, including your spouse and kids, thinks you are losing your mind and need to be committed to the nearest institution. After all $20,000+ is a lot of money if you are not even sure you can ride a motorcycle. What if it turns out to not be your thing?
But….for a mere $199 you can get all your concerns answered. You can prove to yourself, and your wife, that you can ride. It’s a very small investment and if it doesn’t work out you can simply walk away. What a deal! “This is the answer”, you say to yourself.
For Harley this is the best part: you are paying for their sales pitch. They know that, for most people, once they sit on the bike, that is it. The itch for the open road just becomes stronger. It’s merely a test drive and you’ve just paid for it.
So when the offer is made a few things happen:
1. You become their customer
2. The thrill of the ride
3. The sales pitch
4. The desire to not only buy a motorcycle, but buy a Harley-Davidson
All great benefits for the dealership.
So how does this relate to you? Take from what Harley has done. Try to think of something smaller you can offer to bring them in the door. Get that first sale to make them a loyal customer. Think about ways they can pay you for your sales pitch.
Understanding this tactic can make a big difference in your business.
About The Author
Jimmy Vee and Travis Miller provide the world’s greatest advice auto marketing and are the co-authors of Gravitational Marketing: The Science of Attracting Customers. They also provide a free auto dealer marketing gift at http://www.automarketingadvice.com