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The land of the Untamed…Spain

The land of the Untamed…Spain

Spain more popularly known as “sun- drenched and the untamed land”. The country has amazing beaches, ‘toreros’ (bullfighters), and the ‘flamenco bailaors’ (dancers). Also, popular for the ‘steaming paella and ‘pitchers of sangria’, this place is simply awesome. The country is also known for its splendid grandeur. The Emerald green mountains and the wild blue Atlantic Ocean are simply a marvel. Also, the “rugged mountain ranges of the Sierra Nevada” which is one of the most attractive and the most popular ski resort in Europe is nestled here. There are many places to visit in Spain. Barcelona is the most popular tourist destination in Spain. The famous architecture of Gaudi’s and the Catalonian culture are some of the major attractions here. You can start your  [...]

Kayaking in Santa Barbara and its Channel Islands

Kayaking in Santa Barbara and its Channel Islands

The surfing lifestyle has made a long lasting impression on the California coastline to the north of Los Angeles. This has been the case since the famous sixties. But now the tide seems to be turning in the favor of different recreational activities. That does not deter determined surfers who still manage to wake up at the crack of dawn to catch the first waves of the ocean blue. Kayaking views: There are many famous points in the north and south of the city where surfboards rally against the majestic currents. But Santa Barbara is the new favorite kayaking destination due to the stunning harbor area. Kayaking provides a superb panoramic view of the diverse waterfront of the urban city. The Santa Barbara harbor is a very enjoyable stretch for kayaking off the pacific shore. Tour Guides: The  [...]

Sigiriya Civilization in Sri Lanka

Sigiriya Civilization in Sri Lanka

Sigiriya in Sri Lanka is considered to be one of the most amazing and a very beautiful place to visit in the country. This place has been considered to be one of the Wonders of the Ancient World and its name has been proposed to rank it as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Sigiriya is also known as the “Lion Mountain” in Sri Lanka. The ancient architectural tradition of Sri Lanka has been portrayed here beautifully. This place has been preserved from the first millennium with its buildings, gardens, trees, pathways, water gardens and others. This city reminds the glorious fame of Sri Lanka’s past. About Sigiri Rock The most significant feature of this place is considered to be the Rock which acts as a “lion staircase” to the palace garden which is situated on the summit. This  [...]

Amazing Chinese Wonders

Amazing Chinese Wonders

There are many places to see around in China. China has some amazing and world famous monuments which have gained popularity over the years. Some of the interesting places to visit in China are The Great Wall of China, Baishui Terraces, the Big Wild Goose and the some others. The Great Wall of China The Great Wall of China, is an amazing historic landmark and is known to be a popular landmark for the tourists who visit the place. The Wall is the most fascinating and the most extraordinary is known to be the one of the seven wonders of the world. People from all over the world visit this amazing piece of architecture and is known in China to be an appaling piece of monument. How was the Wall built The Great Wall of China was built by the Chang Cheng and the Wan Li dynasty. This was built  [...]

Voyaging Antartica

Voyaging Antartica

Antartica has gained lot of popularity for being the perfect tourist destination for those who love to visit the coldest part of the world. There are many remarkable places to visit in Antartica. Tourism in Antartica can date back to the year 1960 when sea tourism came into the scene. The only way to visit Antartica is through the sea route and there are remarkable cruises and sea ferries which takes you around the most interesting places in Antartica. There are many amazing places to see in Antartica. The Antartic Peninsula, Carcass Island, Falkland Islands, and South Georgia, South Shetland Island. The Antartic Peninsula is an amazing place to be in. The place is situated at 66 degree 32' S parallel of the latitude. Mostly the sun does not rise in the area and the tourists  [...]

Skyline Eco- Adventure

Skyline Eco- Adventure

The Skyline Eco – adventure tour is owned and operated in Maui, Hawaii and in Pigeon Forge in Tennessee. This is a simply amazing adventure tour where you can enjoy and have fun in United States and abroad with the Skyline's unique blend of “adventure and environmental conciousness to their favourite travel destination”. The Haleakala Skyline tour is the first zipline adventure tour in the United States. This is located on the slopes of the world famous Haleakala volcano in Maui. The Haleakala National Park is just a few minutes away. The adventure consists of “five picturesque zipline crossings and an Indiana Jones style swinging bridge through a towering forest in upcountry Maui”. After this adventurous crossing, then the tourists are taken for a fascinating excursion which  [...]

Marine Conservation at Kisite Mpunguti

Marine Conservation at Kisite Mpunguti

I have been involved with projects related to animal conservation throughout. Moniteering the coastline and the marine life was an amazing oppurtunity. Soon I found my way to assist for a marine conservation in Kenya and I knew for sure, this is what I was looking for. After speaking to several experts in the field, I headed to the headquarters which was located in Kisite- Mpunguti Marine Protected Area in Kenya. The place was picture perfect with coral reefs and mangrove forests. The project was to assist the local masses in the area and try to make them understand “how to use their beautiful natural sorrounds to financial gain without harming the local marine population, either by tourism or fishing”. The task was shared by some other volunteers who had come from different  [...]

Victoria Falls,  Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is known as the “greatest natural wonders of the world”. If you are planning to visit this part of Southern Africa, it is recommended that you visit the Victoria Falls. David Livingstone an explorer remarked, “scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”. Some facts about Victoria Falls The falls lies inbetween Zambia and Zimbabwe in Southern Africa. The falls belong to two national parks, the Mosi – oa- Tunya National Park in Zambia and the Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe. The falls are over a mile wide and 108 m high. It is said that during the rainy season “over 500 million litres of water plummets over the edge into the Zambezi River”. The name Mosi – oa – Tunya means smoke that thunders and  [...]