Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dancing in the Palm Beach

Like dancing on a pole? Well, if it was necessary to visit a city located in Florida, Palm Beach, who this weekend became a world center for dance on a pole. The city hosted the International Fitness Conference on exotic dancing on a pole. The conference was held many demonstrations of the masters of dance on a pole, held master classes and lectures on psychology, this kind of dance and its commercial business component. Conference participants came from all over the world, from Las Vegas came from Fauna Dietrich, one of the founders of many dance moves dancing at the pole, and ending with Australia, which represented Jamillah Deville, the first champion of the Australian dance on a pole.
dancing pole
dancing pole

Turkey: Pamukkale, One of the World’s Most Unique Touristic Destinations

Pamukkale is one of the world’s most unique locations which attracts large number of visitors by its unique nature and by unique combination of historical monuments, amazing natural features and welcoming touristic offers.

If we would translate the name of the Pamukkale into English, it would be called a Cotton Castle, and, indeed, this place could remind us, by its shinny whiteness, on a huge field covered with pure white cotton.

Pamukkale is located at the south-west of Turkey, in the nearby of the city of Denizli. It is a complex of

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Angel Falls: The World's Highest Waterfall

Nothing Indiana Jones can't handle

If you've been thrilled (despite suspension of disbelief) by indestructible Indiana Jones hurtling down three spectacular CG waterfalls in a row, you might have wondered if our planet has REAL places with similarly enormous waterfalls in a jungle setting. Well, here is a place with a full 800 meter vertical drop - this should appear lethal even to Indiana Jones screenwriters.

Angel Falls, Venezuela (also called Salto Angel) is the Earth's highest uninterrupted waterfall. It is 979 metres (3,230 feet) tall - think of it as 2.5 times as tall as the Empire State Building and full 15 times higher than Niagara Falls!

Located in the Canaima National Park, in southeastern Venezuela, the falls start from the nameless creek that meanders through the series of highly-fractured crevices and gorges on top of a "Tepuy", or table-top mountain. The water then bursts into the void and plunges uninterrupted 2,421 feet to the river and more cascades below.

You can actually kayak to the base of the falls (imagine how wet you'll be there - though the waterfall is of such a great height that most water is turned into mist before it reaches the ground).

In a season of highest water, the single waterfall splits into three streams - sometimes even more, which

Train Graveyard in Bolivia

Steam locomotives, rusting away in Dali's desert of time

In the first part of this travelogue, we showed the serene and fantastic beauty of the Uyuni's Salt Lake in Bolivia - the weird cactus forest, salt formations and volcanos surrounding one of the most desolate landscapes on Earth. We also mentioned the train graveyard, and now we have some pictures to prove it.

Torgeir Bull from Norway has recently traveled in these parts, and brought us a report... no less outlandish than the last article:

There were plans to develop the area near the city of Uyuni (3660 ft above the sea level) into a great railroad hub and terminal station. The construction started in the late 19th century, but was never completed. Today, the empty husks of steam locomotives are rusting away under the watchful sun, like some kind of discarded metal carapaces - while the soft pinky-flesh train "kiddies", no doubt, roam the desert, chewing on some llamas... A picture worthy of S. Dali, perhaps entitled "Time & Rust" -

Thursday, June 23, 2011

15 Photos Of Most Dangerous Walkway in the World

Did you ever seen such a dangerous walkway..?? El Caminito del Rey (also known as The King’s Walkway) can be considered most dangerous walkway in the world. El Caminito del Rey was built in 1901 as a connection between the power plants of Chorro Falls and Gaitanejo Falls. It took four years to finish and in 1905 Alfonso XIII, King of Spain, crossed the walkway for the inauguration, thus giving it its name, The King’s Walkway.
Built along the steep walls of a narrow gorge, in the Malaga region, El Caminito del Rey has deteriorated severely in the last years and after four people died crossing it, in 1999 and 2000, the authorities decided to close it off to tourists. It’s only 1 meter wide and it stands 300 meters above the river floating in the area. Onlly a small part of the walkway has handrails and much of the concrete walkway has collapsed, leaving only the steel beam that originally held it up.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Top 10 Caribbean Islands for 2010

1. Anguilla
A sister of the Leeward island chain, Anguilla is truly one of the most romantic places on earth. Tucked away in the middle of the tranquil Caribbean Sea, a magical island lives and breathes a dynamic culture amidst a Garden of Eden of white sandy beaches and scintillating azure waters. As one sways with the ebb and flow of the gentle currents, you become a witness to nature’s perfect functions when left untouched.
The Caribbean is unlike any other place in the world. It is home to some of the most beautiful islands and waters you will find anywhere. You will see white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters filled with some amazing marine life. The cultures that you will encounter are among the most carefree and relaxing in the world.

2. Antigua
Antigua means ancient or antique in Spanish, and it is the perfect name for that tropical and charming island in the Caribbean. Located in the West Indies, Antigua was colonized by the Spanish in the fifteenth century, and makes the absolute perfect destination of Caribbeans. Antigua is also famous as a best wedding destination in the world. Antigua is historic but not run down, and it has a special charm and beauty that makes it the most desired tourist destination in the Caribbean.
3. British Virgin Islands
The pristine BVI has long attracted yachties and royalty to its turquoise waters, thanks to posh resorts like

Top 10 Australian Places to Visit in 2011

If you are looking for incredible beaches, Greens Pool, Elephant Rocks and Waterfall Beach in William Bay National Park are definitely worth adding to the bucket list. The protected coastline and forest between Walpole and Denmark about 400km south of Perth is known for its windswept rocky shores and sheltered pools.
Rounded rocks form much of the coastline between Greens Pool and Madfish Bay, creating a reef which bears the brunt of heavy seas. Inside the reef, pools, channels and granite terraces create a seascape perfect for beach combing.

Here are top ten hidden gems of Australia waiting for your to have a look during your next tour.

One of the most magical swimming holes in Tasmania can be found at a waterhole in the forest about ten minutes walk from the carpark at the southern end of Apsley Gorge in Douglas Apsley National Park.
The park, near the Freycinet Peninsula on the east coast, is one of island state’s newest and has a three-day walk called the Leaberra Track stretching the length of the park from Chain of Lagoons in the north to Bicheno in the south.

3. Maria Island wildlife sanctuary
Low Head in the Tamar Valley, the town Penguin on the north-west coast, Hogarth Falls in Strahran to spot

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Top 10 Great Australian Road Trips

The Great Southern Touring Route takes you through some of Victoria’s most scenic, dramatic and historic locations.
Great Southern Touring Route
Here is the list of ten most beautiful Aussie road side trips. Hope you would like to select few from these for your next tour.
2. Adelaide, Kangaroo Island and Fleurieu Peninsula
Adelaide is a trickster — behind its conservative facade of parks and pews lurks a chic seaside capital with an abundance of world-class wine regions hidden in its hills. The drive along the Fleurieu Peninsula reveals even more secrets, while Kangaroo Island is a double act of crazy critters and remarkable rocks.
Adelaide, Kangaroo Island and Fleurieu Peninsula
3. Nature’s way
Take in the heart of Australia with this open-ended tour of the Northern Territory. From the Tiwi Islands to the kayaking through Nitmiluk Gorge and Kakadu National Park, this road trip is one to get you reconnecting with the country’s stunning natural wonders.
Nature's way
4. Coral Coast & Monkey Mia
Western Australia’s Coral Coast is ruggedly beautiful. While the friendly dolphins at Monkey Mia have long lured tourists from around the globe, the region also attracts visitors drawn to everything from its pristine, empty beaches and surf breaks to its wildflower trails and wineries.
Coral Coast & Monkey Mia
5. Great tropical drive
Fill the tank and prepare to get sweaty. When Australia goes tropical, it pulls out all the bells and whistles (and humidity), with sprawling beaches and awe-inspiring national parks. From Cooktown to Townsville, this drive’s a sure bet to get you revving with excitement.
Great tropical drive
6. Melbourne to Adelaide
The Great Ocean Road stretches like a ribbon along the Victorian coastline. Driving from uber-cool Melbourne into laid-back Adelaide, you’ll not only have World Heritage-listed sites at your disposal but fine dining and some of the country’s best wine regions — the perfect mix.
Melbourne to Adelaide
7. Pacific Coast (Sydney to Brisbane)
Sydney to Brisbane on the Pacific coast takes you past countless beaches through the Central Coast, Hunter Region, North Coast and Northern Rivers regions, before crossing the border and on to the shiny Gold Coast and Brisbane.
Pacific Coast (Sydney to Brisbane)
8. Wine and outback touring
From the voluptuous greens of the wine valleys outside of Adelaide to the red soil of the Flinders Ranges and the colourful characters in between, this route is a lesson in contrasts.
Wine and outback touring
9. Tasmanian Food & Nature Trail
Tasmania has some of Australia’s most outstanding scenery and historical buildings, not to mention, a range of cool-climate wineries and delicious local produce. You’ll find all of these things and more on the road from the Tamar Valley towards Hobart.
Tasmanian Food & Nature Trail
10. Red Centre Way
Head to the heart of outback Australia where landscapes come to life in the stories of Aboriginal custodians with mountain ranges, monolithic rocks and beautiful national parks seep in deep spiritual significance.
Red Centre Way

10 Greatest Diving Spots of the World

1. Cenote Taj Maja, Mexico
Cenote Taj Maja, Mexico
For divers, here are top ten coolest diving spots of the world.
2. Santa Rosalia, Sea of Cortez, Mexico
Santa Rosalia, Sea of Cortez, Mexico
3. Channel Islands, California
Channel Islands, California
4. Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands
Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands
5. Wakatobi Archipelago, Indonesia
Wakatobi Archipelago, Indonesia
6. Fathom Five National Marine Park, Ontario
Fathom Five National Marine Park, Ontario
7. Ras Mohammed National Park, Egypt
Diver by a coral reef with Anthias fishes, Red Sea, Egypt
8. Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Raja Ampat, Indonesia
9. Utila Island, Honduras
Utila Island, Honduras
10. Los Islotes, La Paz, Mexico
Los Islotes, La Paz, Mexico

Top 10 Best Swimming Beaches in the United States

Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Fla., rates as the top beach in the United States,  Siesta Beach, with its fine, white sand and clear, warm waters, often makes the cut on Dr. Beach’s annual top beaches list, but this is its first year in the No. 1 spot.
Siesta Beach
For 2011 here is the list of top ten best beaches of America according to coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman. “Dr. Beach,” as Leatherman is known, is the director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research.
2. Coronado Beach
San Diego’s Coronado Beach makes the top 10 list for its lush subtropical vegetation, Mediterranean climate and fine, sparkling sand.
Coronado Beach
3. Kahanamoku Beach
A shallow reef off Kahanamoku Beach in Oahu, Hawaii, protects this beach from big waves, making it ideal for families with children.
Kahanamoku Beach
4. Main Beach
Main Beach in East Hampton, N.Y., attracts wealthy summertime residents because a centuries-old conservation easement protects the wide beach and tall dunes.
Main Beach
5. Cape Hatteras
Cape Hatteras in the Outer Banks of North Carolina offers some of the best board surfing on the East Coast. Other draws include a lighthouse, fishing villages, beachcombing and excellent fishing.
Cape Hatteras
6. St. George Island State Park
Winter tourists from up north tend to like St. George Island on Florida’s panhandle because sunny days in the 50s and 60s can seem like spring — but without the crowds. The area is known as the Forgotten Coast because Florida’s winter tourists tend to flock to the warmer beaches of south Florida.
St. George Island State Park
7. Beachwalker Park
It’s a nature lover’s oasis on Beachwalker Park, on the south end of Kiawah Island, S.C., just south of Charleston. The sand is compact enough to ride bikes along the 10-mile long barrier island. The water isn’t clear, but it is clean and provides for great seafood for low-country cooking.
Beachwalker Park
8. Coast Guard Beach
Coast Guard Beach in Cape Cod, Mass., slopes steeply into the water. Swimmers tend to take quick, cooling dips in the ocean since summertime water temperatures reach only 60 to 70 degrees.
Coast Guard Beach
9. Waimanalo Bay Beach Park
The long, white beach at Waimanalo Beach Park on Hawaii’s Oahu island slopes gently into the water, offering lots of opportunity for water recreation.
Waimanalo Bay Beach Park
10. Cape Florida State Park
Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne, Fla., offers clear water, gentle surf and fine, white coral sand.
Cape Florida State Park

Ways To Save Money While Travelling Around the United States of America

America is a fantastic place to visit for any holiday and with a vast range of states and cities to visit you’ll easily find more than enough attractions to explore. However, it can often be quite expensive if you’re unprepared, with many tourist traps charging holidaymakers a fortune to enjoy them. Travelling around the US doesn’t have to be expensive if you don’t want it to be though, and there are several things you can do to lower the costs so that you can enjoy your getaway and really make the most from your money.
Travel can be a number one expense when journeying through the United States and a huge way to save money is to utilize car rental. If you’re travelling from state to state and want to explore different cities then planning a route beforehand and using cars instead of flying will save you a lot of money. It can also significantly add to your pleasure of your holiday, allowing you to explore sights, landscapes and the social aspects of a road trip that flying wouldn’t allow. And you won’t be wasting time hanging around in airport lounges all the time.
Pre-planning is also vital if you want to save money on your travels. A huge amount of cash can be spent by not knowing where you are, where the best sights and locations are, and what you want to do. You can end up paying all sorts of costs on taxi journeys, expensive restaurants, and high end hotels if you haven’t done your homework first. There is nothing to say you can’t deviate from your plan once you’re actually on your holiday, allowing you to make spontaneous trips to places you hadn’t realized were there. But by having a general plan you can save yourself a lot of time and money.
Avoiding certain attractions will also save you money, and by taking the time in your pre-planning phase to sort out the expensive places from the cheap ones you can reduce your expenditure. Many attractions rely on tourists not researching properly and ending up going to hotspots where companies can afford to charge huge amounts. However, by exploring places off the beaten track you can make great savings and also discover experiences which are a little more special. You can utilize local guides and online services to find cheap and free attractions too, allowing you to explore a city or location without having to spend large amounts of money. Meanwhile, if it’s a nice day, why go to a restaurant when you could buy some groceries in a store and have a cheap and impromptu picnic instead.
There are many ways to save money when travelling across the US and in many cases all that is needed is to think outside of the box. By being creative with your plans, taking the time to research where you’re going, and using car rentals instead of flights where possible, you can have a great vacation for less money than you might think.

Travel to India: Tips and Preparation

India is the seventh largest country in the world and the second populous country after China. Its population is believed to be almost 1.1 billion people and the number keeps growing every day. If you want to visit India, this is the only reason you need. And here are photos as the tips so that you can mentally prepared during your stay in India.
Visit India
Visit India
Visit India
Visit India
Visit India