Archive for the ‘Travelling’ Category

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall is one of the greatest wonders of the world. The Great Wall of China winds up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus, stretching approximately 8,851.8 kilometers (5,500 miles) from east to west of China. The Great Wall has a history of more than 2000 years, some of the sections are now in ruins or have disappeared.

However, it is still one of the most appealing attractions all around the world owing to its architectural grandeur and historical significance.

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Brazil Holidays

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From the bustling streets and vibrant carnivals of Rio to the endless green expanses of the Amazon Rainforest, Brazil is the very essence of South America. The largest country in the continent, Brazil’s staggering variety of landscapes, wildlife and culture make it an ideal destination for adventure, wildlife, family holidays or honeymoons. Read more »

Gaining access to Arizona’s world famous Wave

“The Wave” is an ancient sandstone rock formation near the Arizona-Utah border that is so famous that legend says you must photograph it before you can call yourself a bona fide landscape photographer. The high season for photographing the natural creation begins next month, but if you’re thinking about visiting The Wave-even if all you want to do is look at it-don’t move so fast. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management issues only 20 permits per day.

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Marble Caves of Patagonia

The Marble Caves of Patagonia in Chile are beautiful vibrant blue caverns, partially submerged in the equally stunning turquoise waters of Carrera Lake.

Carrera Lake itself is on the border of Argentina and Chile, with the caves located on the Chilean side. The caves are comprised of three main caverns: the Chapel (La Capilla), the Cathedral (El Catedral), and the Cave (La Cueva).

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Petra, Jordan

Petra  is a historical and archaeological city in the Jordanian governorate of Ma’an, that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. It is a symbol of Jordan, as well as its most-visited tourist attraction. It lies on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah, the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba.

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The Longsheng Rice Terraces

The Longsheng Riice Terraces are located in Longsheng County. The most popular of them are Ping An Rice Terrace and Jinkeng Rice Terrace. The terraced fields are built along the slope winding from the riverside up to the mountain top, the highest part being 880 m in elevation while the lowest part is 380 m.

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Santorini island, Greece

Santori is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast from Greece’s mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera.

Santorini is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic explosion that destroyed the earliest settlements on a formerly single island, and created the current geological caldera.

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Blue Lagoon- the geothermal spa

Blue Lagoon, geothermal spa, is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland.

The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwestern Iceland. The steamy waters are part of a lava formation.

The warm waters are rich in minerals like silica and sulphur and bathing in the Blue Lagoon is reputed to help some people suffering from skin diseases. The water temperature in the bathing and swimming area of the lagoon averages 37-39 °C. Read more »

Riomaggiore, Italy

Riomaggiore, a village and comune in the province of La Spezia, is situated in a small valley in the Liguria region of Italy.

It is known for its historic character and itswine, produced by the town’s vineyards. Riomaggiore is in the Riviera di Levante region and has shoreline on the Mediterranean’s Gulf of Genoa, with a small beach and a wharf framed by tower houses. Riomaggiore’s main street is Via Colombo, where numerous restaurants, bars and shops can be found.

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Paradise Sands Eleuthera (Yacht Club) – Bahamas

How many times can you say Wow during one vacation?

Let us count the ways at Cape Eleuthera Resort and Yacht Club. Nestled between the aquamarine and emerald waters of Rock and Exuma sounds  is an exceptional community like no other in the Bahamas.

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Watch breathtaking sunsets painted over the full-service marina from your second-floor balcony, or from the Starbucks-inspired coffee shop’s veranda, which turns into a wine bar at night.

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The Machu Picchu Gateway – Peru

The ruins of Machu Picchu, rediscovered in 1911 by Yale archaeologist Hiram Bingham, are one of the most beautiful ancient sites in the world. The site may have been discovered in 1867 by a German businessman, Augusto Berns, and there is some evidence that another German, J. M. von Hassel, arrived even earlier. Maps found by historians show references to Machu Picchu as early as 1874. In 1904, an engineer named Franklin supposedly spotted the ruins from a distant mountain.

 The Machu Picchu Gateway - Peru

While the Inca people certainly used the Andean mountain top (9060 feet elevation), erecting many hundreds of stone structures from the early 1400’s, legends and myths indicate that Machu Picchu (meaning ‘Old Peak’ in the Quechua language) was revered as a sacred place from a far earlier time. Whatever its origins, the Inca turned the site into a small (5 square miles) but extraordinary city.

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Hanging Houses of Cuenca

A great place to travel to!

Hanging houses of Cuenca (the Casas Colgadas) is a complex of houses placed in Cuenca, Spain. These kind of houses were frequent along the eastern border of the ancient city in the past.

The origin remaining uncertain, there is proof of their existence in the fifteenth century. Throughout their history they have been refurbished several times, the most recent taking place during the 1920s. They have been used as individual homes, council houses, and currently the host to a mesón, a type of restaurant, and the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español, in Cuenca. Read more »

The Most Famous Cities in Egypt

The most famous cities in Egypt.

Cairo

Cairo is one of the oldest cities in the world,it’s  the Capital and the biggest city in Egypt. The city is a sprawling metropolis hiding more scenic treasures than most cities can even dream of.

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The Lau Archipelago, Fiji

The Lau Islands of Fiji are situated in the southern Pacific Ocean. The Lau Group covers a land area of 188 square miles. It is one of Fiji’s less explored regions located far in the east of Fiji separated from the mainland by the Koro Sea, South Pacific Ocean.

 

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Phi Phi Islands

Phi Phi Islands are located in Thailand. There are six islands in the group known as Phi Phi. They lie 50 km south-east of Phuket and are part of Hadnopparattara-Koh Phi Phi National Park which is home to an abundance of corals and marine life. There are limestone mountains with cliffs, caves and long white sandy beaches. The national park covers a total area of 242,437 Rai.

Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Le are the largest and most well-known islands. Phi Phi Don is 28 sqkm: 8 km in length and 3.5 km wide. Phi Phi Le is 6.6 km.

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