Monday, October 31, 2011

Mont Saint Michel At Night

If you come to Mont Saint Michel in the day time you risk to spoil the first impression of this unique place. At night it looks absolutely gorgeous and very photogenic.
In the post are beautiful pictures of the abbey's empty streets.

The Holy Meaning of the Portuguese Stairs

What is on the picture above? It's the stairs near Bom Jezus church not far from Braga, Portugal.

The Image of the Perfect Desert

Desert is probably the most beautiful thing ever created by nature. There are many places on Earth that blow our minds, but deserts are something special indeed. Nowhere else you feel the infinity of the universe more than here. Nowhere else you feel you are a part of nature more than here. Nowhere else you forget everything fake and unnecessary more than here. Extraterrestrial landscapes and remoteness from the civilization make you have a fresh look of yourself and the world around you.
Sahara is a perfect picture of a desert. Yes, some other deserts may look in a different way, but the traditional look of a desert means yellow sand dunes, black rocks and caravans of camels. That is what Sahara is.

White Rocks of Dover

Dover is an English city and one of the largest ports in the south-east of England. Chalk cliffs on both sides of Kent county is the symbol of incredible power. They defense the English shore from invaders and at the same time meet seamen who come back home. These white giants reach more than 100m in height. They are the last thing passengers see when leave the continent and the first one they see when they return. During the WWII British pilots might feel safe only when they saw the white line of the Dover rocks on the horizon. It's exactly them who called England "Albion" - "The White Island".
The first thing you see when you come to Dover by land is the Dover castle. Its strategical location on the top of the hill makes it visible from everywhere.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Yemen: Palace of Imam of Dar al-Hajar

The palace of Immam is situated in Souk Al Wadi village, 15km from Sanaa. The date of foundation is unknown but it's believed to be built in far pre-Islamic time. Today it's one of the symbols of Yemen.

Fantastic Underwater World In Valencia

Oceanographic Park In Valencia - the biggest aquarium in Europe. 110 000 m2... 42 million liters of water... Very interesting and spectacular halls, many underwater tunnels.

Red Heart of Australia

Uluru is a massive orange-brown rock of an oval shape that formed 680 million years ago in Australia. It's situated in the region called "Central Australia" - the utmost southern administrative district on the Northern Territory in the centre of the continent. The length of Uluru is 3.6 km, width - 3 km, height - 348 m.

Korean Mud Therapy

Such mud session is arranged once a year in South Korea. Tourists are happy to visit such an event, locals love it too...

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Top 6 Astronomical Indoor Water Parks

World Water Park
This wonderful park is the largest of North America. The area of this park is 225,000 sq ft. It is located in the west of Edmonton Mall. The waves of the water are 5to 6 feet. This amazing park is indoor park which is covered by big roof. The height of slides is 25 meters. More than 40,000 people can enjoy in this park at one time.
World Water Park
Mostly modern people want to enjoy at that place where nothing will interfere in their matters even wind or rain. So for this the trends of indoor activities are boosting. In big countries people are making big indoor water park where the visitors can enjoy the water swimming without any frustration of weather.
Indoor water parks are mostly located in America. These are the world’s largest parks where the guests of other countries are also come and enjoy their best autumn season. You can easily found and get ticket of these best and facilitated water parks. You will never forget those happy moments that you will spend there forever in your life.

Top 10 Most Enthusiastic Spots for Kite Boarding

Tarifa (Spain)
It is one of the world’s wonderful spot for kite boarders. It is the best place for Spaniards and other Europeans. People come from around the world and enjoy kite boarding. The weather of Tarifa is favorable for this adventure; wind tunnels are really perfect and suitable for that.
Tarifa (Spain) kite boarding
Kite Boarding is an amazing sport of riding on a small surfboard that is propelled across water by a large kite. This is a delightful kind of an adventure. Mostly people go there to enjoy and see the contestants riding on the water.
This wondrous game takes more wind to play ideal kite boarding. Fine weather, suitable wind tunnels and wavy water are must available for playing of this game.  You can enjoy this game at the lake or any beach if you have your own kite and board. If you don’t have any facility then you must visit these top 10 best and favorable spots that are being discussed here.

World’s Luxurious Nature Hotel – Jade Mountain

Architect by Nick Troubetzkoy, Hade Mountain hotel on the Island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean can be condsidered most luxurious nature hotel of the world.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Paradise of Nature – Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Ha Long Bay affords some of Vietnam’s most spectacular scenery, including beautiful limestone formations, rock arches, gin-clear water, virtually inaccessible lagoons, sheer cliffs, peaceful coves, eerie caves, secluded strips of white, powdery sand, and thousands of limestone islets. Like sculpted cartoon characters, these islets are fancifully named: Frog Island, Face Island, the Isle of Wonders and the Isle of Surprise. Chinese junks glide over the teal-hued bay between the grottos, which are densely carpeted in neon-green ficas, mangrove and spiky cacti. Pearl oyster farms are tucked into tight channels between the towering, limestone cliffs. Primitive floating fish hatcheries are spun across the waters between the grottos like neglected spider webs.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Most Horrifying Train Rides Around the World

The mountain railways war made by British Raj. But still now they using the same track and don’t make new tracks or modernize and revolutionary by latest technology.
This railway track crosses the Himalayas’ dangerous ways. Each line of railway passes through rugged foothills of that mountain area. The journey is so boring, painful, slow and overcrowded.
Mountain Railways (India)
Mostly people like to travel by train. The journey of train is affordable, interesting and usually safe than others. Some times the journey becomes very risky for the passengers.
When train passes dangerous mountains,  bridges of rivers, thick and dark forests . It creates great fear in the hearts of people. The tracks are given here are quiet amazing and formidable. If you have an interest in adventure, should travel on these routes and enjoy the life.

Green Algae Chokes Beach in China

Green Algae Chokes Beach-

According to Chinese authorities an algae bloom, or “green tide,” has clogged nearly 7,700 square miles (20,000 square kilometers) of the Yellow Sea. The algae blanketing the beaches belongs to a species of marine plankton known as Enteromorpha prolifera, found in waters all around the world. In the right conditions, the algae can explode into so-called macro-algal blooms, Steve Morton, a marine biologist at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), told National Geographic News in 2010.
Such massive blooms require warm ocean temperatures and waters rich in the elements phosphorus and nitrogen, which are found in fertilizers and can be carried to the coasts by water runoff. While the algae aren’t toxic, big blooms can create oxygen-poor “dead zones” in the water and leave an unpleasant odor on beaches.

Beach Visitors

Pack of dolphins had a great time playing with humans, and as for the humans … I doubt anyone received less then a positive energy charge

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Kurram Valley FATA Area Pakistan Images

Kurram tribal agency is located in the FATA area (FATA means Federally Administered Tribal Areas) of Pakistan. Geographically it covers Kurram Valley which is a beautiful valley in the northwestern part of Pakistan neighboring Afghanistan.Until the year 2000, when divisions were abolished, the Kurram District used to be part of the Peshawar Division of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan.

Massive European Sand Dune

Located in the French Bay of Arcachon and named the Great Dune of Pyla, this huge sand dune stretches three kilometers and reaches a height of 130 meters.

Crater Lake India - Images & Detail

Crater Lake is a caldera lake located in the south-central region of the U.S. state of Oregon. It is the main feature of Crater Lake National Park and famous for its deep blue color and water clarity. The lake partly fills a nearly 2,148 foot (655 m) deep caldera that was formed around 7,700 (± 150) years ago by the collapse of the volcano Mount Mazama.

Juhu Beach - Famous Beach of Mumbai India - Images & Detail

Juhu Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Mumbai. It is situated on the shores of Arabian Sea in Juhu suburb. There are three main entrances to the beach. One is from the Vile Parle side, another is from the Santacruz side and the third one is from the Andheri side. Many tourists make it a point to visit the beach when they come to Mumbai, as it is a relatively uncrowded free space in the city, although it does get crowded in the evenings and weekends. But the beach is too much polluted, It is generally advised to not to go inside water.It is famous for its Mumbai street food, notably bhelpuri, pani puri, chaats, and of course pav bhaji. The nature of the food stands hygiene standards are often high. On the southern end of Juhu beach there are many luxury hotels and apartments. Juhu beach is also a very popular place for aircraft watching as planes from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport usually takeoff directly over the beach towards the sea.

The Amphibious 1000 – Luxurious Planned Resort of the World

The Amphibious 1000 is a semi-submerged resort planned for Qatar. Costing $US500m ($465m) and designed by the Italian firm Giancarlo Zema Design Group, it features both land and see developments. It will be built in the middle of a marine reserve and will feature four giant hotels with underwater rooms, resembling super-yachts. The resort’s main lobby has an interactive sea life museum featuring water exhibitions galleries, large aquariums, and a glass passageway leading to the underwater observatory.

On land there will be a museum, floating walkways, a restaurant with panoramic views, exhibitions, aquariums and a glass tunnel that will lead to the underwater observatory in the centre of the marine park.

Travel and Tourism - Dali's Costa Brava

Home to the world famous artist, Salvador Dali, Costa Brava, Spain has since become a most unique tourist destination to those who are interested in having a sunbathing beach adventure along with the peaceful villages around the Catalan capital of Girona.

Offering an exciting nightlife destination Costa Brava also combines sports activities like diving, surfing and sailing not to mention the numerous golf courses, which have continuously emerged in recent years throughout this north eastern region of Catalonia.

Angel Falls

Angel Falls (Spanish: Salto Ángel; Pemon language: Kerepakupai Vená, meaning “waterfall of the deepest place”, or Parakupá Vená, meaning “the fall from the highest point”) is a waterfall in Venezuela.
It is the world’s highest waterfall, with a height of 979 m (3,212 ft) and a plunge of 807 m (2,648 ft). The waterfall drops over the edge of the Auyantepui mountain in the Canaima National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Canaima), a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Gran Sabana region of Bolívar State. The height figure 979 m (3,212 ft) mostly consists of the main plunge but also includes about 400 m (0.25 mi) of sloped cascades and rapids below the drop and a 30 m (98 ft) high plunge downstream of the talus rapids.
The base of the falls feeds into the Kerep River (alternatively known as the Río Gauya), which flows into the Churun River, a tributary of the Carrao River.
Before reaching the ground, much of the water is dissipated as mist.

Shell Beach

Unspoken beauty of St. Bartholomew’s island is crowned with quite unusual and magnificent beach. Years of remorseless waves and storms piled one shell upon another and thus Shell Beach was born.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Alleppey Tours and Travel Photos

Alappuzha (Malayalamആലപ്പുഴAbout this sound pronunciation ), also known as Alleppey, is a town in Alappuzha District of Kerala state of southern India.This town is considered to be the oldest planned town in this region and the lighthouse built on the coast of the town is the first of its kind along the Arabian coast(refer encyclopedia of Kerala in Malayalam language). As per 2001 census Alleppey is the sixth largest city in Kerala with an urban population of 177,029.[1] Alleppey is situated 62 kilometres (39 mi) to the south of Kochi and 155 kilometres (96 mi) north of Trivandrum.[2] A town with picturesque canalsbackwatersbeaches, and lagoons, it was described as the one of the places known as "Venice of the East" by Lord Curzon . It is the administrative headquarters of Alappuzha DistrictMalayalam is the most spoken language. HindiEnglish and Tamil are also widely spoken in the town.
Alleppey is an important tourist destination in India.[3] Backwaters of Alleppey are world famous and is the most popular tourist attraction in Kerala. It connects Kumarakom and Cochin towards north and Quilon to the South. Alappuzha is also the access point for the annualNehru Trophy Boat Race, held on the Punnamada Lake, near Alappuzha, held on the second Saturday of August every year, is the most competitive and popular of the boat races in India.[4] The mullackal chirap is also one of the attractions of allapuzha which is the festive season held ten colorfull days every year in the month of December.
Apart from Backwaters some other attractions in Alleppey are Alappuzha Beach offering one of the most beautiful views of the Arabian SeaAmbalappuzha Sri Krishna TempleEdathua Church, Champakulam Valia PalliKrishnapuram Palace[5] also attracts lot of tourists.The tasty ambalappuzha payasam is very famous dessert which will attract everyone of us to the venice of the east. Coir is the most important commodity manufactured in Alappuzha.[6] The Coir Board was established by the Central Government under the provisions of the Coir Industry Act, 1955. There is also a Coir Research Institute functioning at Kalavoor.[7]

8th Natural Wonder on Earth Halong Bay

 watching the world’s interest in Halong Bay. In the Official New 7 Wonders of Nature Halong Bay is one of 28 finalists in a global vote on the seven most spectacular natural spaces in the world. We won’t know until Nov. 11, 2011 (11.11.11) whether the world thinks Halong Bay is one of the world’s most stunning natural landscapes, or seascapes.

So much is going to go into the winning of that designation. Politics. PR Campaigns. There’s just no telling who wins. But it’s been no small thing for Halong Bay to be culled from, first 440 different locations in 220 countries, and then from among 77 locations to be among the 28 finalists.

In early September 2010, the voting put Halong Bay in the #2 spot. Today, as I check, we’ve dropped some. But we’ll rise again! By the time all’s said and done, more than a billion votes will be factored into the seven designees.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Qinghai Lake China - Images & Full Detail

Qinghai Lake or mTsho sngon po historically known as Koko Nor or Kuku Nor or Kukunor is a saline lake situated in the province of Qinghai, and is the largest lake in China. The names Qinghai and Kokonor both mean "Blue/Teal Sea" in Chinese and Mongolian. It is located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) west of the provincial capital of Xining at 3,205 m (10,515 feet) above sea level in a depression of the Tibetan Plateau in the traditional Tibetan province of Amdo. Twenty-three rivers and streams empty into Qinghai Lake, most of them seasonal. Five permanent streams provide 80% of total influx.

Amazing Places around the world

Reasons for traveling include recreation,[5] tourism[5] or vacationing,[5] research travel[5] for the gathering of information, forholiday to visit people, volunteer travel for charitymigration to begin life somewhere else, religious pilgrimages[5] andmission tripsbusiness travel,[5] trade,[5] commuting, and other reasons, such as to obtain health care[5] or fleeing war or for the enjoyment of traveling. Travel may occur by human-powered transport such as walking or bicycling, or with vehicles, such as public transportautomobilestrains and airplanes.
Motives to travel include pleasure,[6] relaxationdiscovery and exploration,[5] getting to know other cultures[5] and taking personal time for building interpersonal relationships. Travel may be local, regional, national (domestic) or international. In some countries, non-local internal travel may require an internal passport, while international travel typically requires a passportand visa. A trip may also be part of a round trip, which is a particular type of travel whereby a person moves from their usual residence to one or several locations and returns.

Taking in the World

Look though Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek's website and you'll find a set called The Days Off under his Personal section. If photos can do anything, they can transport you to another time and place, making you recall fond memories you've long forgotten; the sweet smell of summer vacation, staring out into a vast and never-ending ocean, standing in complete awe as you take in the beauty of this world.