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The Spirit of Hope – Lessons from Dharavi Slums

The Spirit of Hope – Lessons from Dharavi Slums

There were times when tourists avoided traveling to cities in India due to the tackiness, stench, and insecurity (post 2008 terrorist attacks). However, the tourism industry boosted after Slumdog Millionaire snatched eight Oscars, and we were among the many Americans foreigners who arrived on this cultural land to witness and compare the slumdogs in the movie and reality. Famously known as Reality Tours, Elisa and I decided to witness the paucity and griminess in the streets of Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum vicinity in Mumbai, India. We hired an Indian guide, Satish, who dwelled in the same filthiness, to get a closer and perfect tour around the area. Prior to entering the poverty border, Satish informed us that over 55% of Mumbai’s population dwelled in these slums, which was staggering  [...]

Choco-licious Countries

Choco-licious Countries

For those people who cannot get enough of chocolates we bring you few countries who worship chocolates! These countries make some good and delicious chocolates using traditional way. 1) On our list, number one is Mexico! The capital of city of Mexico, Oaxaca, still holds the record of having five point five pounds of chocolates on average per year! The long forgotten traditional way of making chocolates is still followed here. The Mexican just loves chocolates and it’s not just famous in solid form but used as beverages too. They call it ‘drink of god’. Here you will find many chocolate factories, mainly at Calle Mina. You can also visit these factories and watch them make it. Don’t miss the chance to taste and see how it’s made in factories! If you want to have variety of chocolate  [...]

Banff Canada

Banff Canada

If you are hunting for beautiful locales in Canada, look no further than Banff. Set amid the Canadian Rockies, Banff is a town sure to mesmerize you. The town takes its name from its Scottish counterpart. The town of Banff, located in the heart of Banff National Park, is home to lush green meadows and serene waterfalls. Banff is a little wonder because of its small area. This mountain resort town has streets buzzing in activity. From elaborate dining facilities to world-class accommodation, Banff has it all. One glimpse is all it takes to understand Banff’s popularity as a tourist hotspot. The Cascade Mountain and the Bow River are famous. The people of Banff are blessed to have spectacular locales as their backyard. With the advent of winter, this town becomes a haven for adventure  [...]

Top Ten Destinations of 2010

Top Ten Destinations of 2010

Now that New Year has begun, don’t get busy so soon! There are whole lot of countries which offers tourists comfort and fun, at economical rate. 2010 is a good year for most of the countries, which have many projects implemented for tourism. We are going to tell you such top ten from our list of countries where you will have some surprise and fun altogether! 1) In our list, Colombia top’s first. The Columbia once known to be the centre of cocaine cartel of the South America is now changed. The capital city of Columbia, Bogotá has many things stored to attract tourism. The city has promising attraction of mix of culture, activity and relaxation at the economical price. The city has many new opened hotel and restaurants that offer good quality service and for sightseeing, there is everything  [...]

Enticing Australia

Enticing Australia

Huge, attractive and multicultural Australia has everything on its lap to offer something to people around the world. The more we say, the less it will be about Australia. This huge country has many small islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans and also has the island of Tasmania with the mainland of the Australian Continent. The neighbouring countries of Australia are Indonesia, East Timor, Papua New Guinea towards the northern direction, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia towards northeast direction and New Zealand to the southeastern side. All the state capitals like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide improve the glory of Australia to such an extent that this country stands distinct from the rest in the entire world. Millions of attractions could be found in  [...]

Tiny Elements For Long Journeys

Tiny Elements For Long Journeys

Ask the folks who love to go for adventurous trips. The way they pack their baggage is the most amazing trick. My self being a travel lover has made some vital stuff that I grab before leaving for some tours. It is most frequent with me that my gang picks me after I wind my office works and we leave for some place to freak out. Go mad and have fun. One thing is for sure the more and more you hit the road to travel you learn to pack your bags more properly. The very first thing you learn is to bundle in lighter for longer period. Secondly, they themselves invent journey necessities. These travel essential encloses a wide variety stuff that becomes a part and parcel of the journey. The journeys in which our families accompanies us, comprises lot of things that are useful on the voyages.  [...]

Visit The Heaven At Wudang Mountains

Visit The Heaven At Wudang Mountains

Location: Wudang Mountain is situated in the Shiyan City of the Hubei Province. It is renowned as across the city as the Taoist memorial. Commonly it is known as the Xuanyue and the Taihe mountains. The huge old building structures and the attractive natural sceneries are very much popular. UNESCO has declared the Wudang Mountains as the World Heritage Site in the year 1994. Structure: During the Tang reign the construction of the old building structures was started. The 5 dragon temple was constructed during the rule of Emperor Taizong. The temple of 5 dragon was been constructed on the Wudang Mountain. Around 33 palaces were constructed during the Ming’s rule. The construction includes the Palace of Harmony, Yuxu Palace, the Yuzhen Palace and also the Grand Purple cloud palace. Later  [...]

Any Traveling Plans For 2010?

Any Traveling Plans For 2010?

Along with the unsullied, early days of 2010, a couple of weeks later you might also step into an ocean of confusion choosing the best destination to travel. That happens with me too. Consequently, I present you my list of top ten destinations for 2010, which may be quite helpful for you to plan you next expedition. Colombia With jade peaks, vivacious civilization, and sun-drenched pasty beaches, Columbia is a place for expeditors seeking contentment and gratification. Once beleaguered with bloodshed, hatred, and ignored by most of the travelers, this South American exquisiteness is now a pleasing paradise. Bogota, capital city, is one of the celebrated attractions in the world, where tourists are enticed by the revitalization while enjoying the captivating museums, flamboyant shopping, and  [...]

Kerala, The True Beauty of India!

Kerala, The True Beauty of India!

India has always been an attractive places to explore some new things of life, specially given its love for people and other valuable things of life like lovely backwaters, exotic spices, tantalizing sea food and the most appealing its beaches – this could be found no other place than Kerala, as they say God’s own country! I was seriously mesmerized by the beauty of its surrounding area when I first arrived at kerala, it’s the place where people LIVE LIFE KING SIZE! There are no worries, no office tensions; you just get engulfed in its lovely environment and peace of mind weather. There are rice boats, which are floating across the backwaters, and the sailors lazily enjoying the sun with perches above. Kerala is the place where you can see lots of vibrancy in customs, traditions,  [...]

Relish The Fascinating Family Attractions In Winnipeg

Relish The Fascinating Family Attractions In Winnipeg

Once overlooked, Winnipeg was a bustling city engaged with the activity of trading post. In the past, there was a time, when it was only considered as a doorway to Western Canada. However, in the past few decades, Winnipeg has traced its mark as a flourishing city of North America. It has marked a steep growth and developed drastically lately. Emerged as a multi-ethnic city, Winnipeg is one of the cities that offers fusion of diverse cultures, arts and legendary history. The thriving Winnipeg Metropolitan province has climbed the ladder of success by stepping on the eighth position of Canada’s largest Census Metropolitan Area. Mounted this illustrious status with earnest endeavors, Winnipeg is the next tourist hotspot ready to spell its magic allover. It is an enchanting destination ideal  [...]

Enjoy Rejuvenating Golf In Bahamas At Sheraton Nassau

Enjoy Rejuvenating Golf In Bahamas At Sheraton Nassau

What are you doing inside your home? Don’t you get bored while sitting in front of that fire place? Why don’t you come with me to enjoy the quirky winter season? Stop playing with that snowflake, which you have been using from so long to dispel your boredom. The splendid chilling weather is scattering its mesmerizing grace all over around. Wake up, guys. It is an idyllic moment to take a toasty break from the indolent time. It is time to get hold of your golf stick and hit a heart-throbbing golf course this winter season. Golf is the ideal game that can rejuvenate your sluggish behavior; it is a game that has the potent to bring a half-asleep man in his extreme form. Golf is the one which can ignite passion of any thrifty person to splurge any amount of hard-earned money in the equipments  [...]