Sunday, February 26, 2012

10 Deepest Caves of the World

Our ancestors were using caves as shelter from wild animals and the forces of nature. Perhaps, this base necessity however, has always been eclipsed by man’s curiosity and desire to explore the mystical and enigmatic air inside the abyss.
Here I have compiled 10 deepest caves of the world. I hope you will like it.
Krubera-Voronja Cave

Best Bungee Jumping Sites

Bungee jumping is one of the most daring adventure sports around. What leaves most people breathless during a bungee venture are the rebounds that occur due to the stretching and snapping of the cord. Bungee jumping was first practiced as a rite of passage for the youths of Pentecost Island in Vanuatu.
Since the modern times, several records have been made and broken by bungee-jumpers world over. The Guinness Book of World Records of the highest bungee jump was by AJ Hackett from Macau Tower of China from an altitude of 233 meters.
Here I have compiled some of the most exciting bungee jumping sites around the globe. I hope you will like it.
Ledge Urban Bungee, Queenstown NZ

Best Diving Places of the world

The allure of the sparkling oceans is a call that many cannot resist because of their love for marine beauty and adventure. If you belong to that gang, splashing around the romantic beaches and islands of the world should be one of the most wonderful ways to have fun.

The excitement of water sports redoubles if you are visiting some of the topmost diving destinations of the world. If you are a diving freak and raring to go places, you should not miss these real interesting facts about the best diving places of the world.
Here I have compiled some of the most fascinating diving places of the world. I hope you will like it.
The Bahamas, Western Atlantic

Saturday, February 18, 2012

10 Most Beautiful Palaces of the World

The palace is the most important building type in any country. In many ways it represents the highest level of the traditional architecture. The design palaces are focused on the order and logic so as to play up the sense of imperial power, which has distinct characteristics of nation and time.

Defined as a magnificent residence, especially for those who are Head of State or of royal lineage, many palaces are now used for other purposes like hotels, museums or parliaments.
Here is a list of some of the most amazing palaces in the world. I hope you will like it.
Chateau de Chambord

10 Most Magnificent Aquariums in the World

The impression the world’s most stunning aquariums leave can only be described as magical, beautiful, and ravishing. Whether it is the largest aquarium in the world or an innovative acrylic cylinder, visiting these places will make you believe that you step into an underwater world.

Here I have compiled some of the largest and magnificently built aquariums in the world. I hope you will like it.
Oceanarium, Portugal

10 Most Luxurious and Scenic Train Rides of the World

In a modern world where traveling between destinations is viewed as a waste of time and resources, it is hard to actually comprehend the beauty of some of the most spectacular rides on the planet. Far less comfortable, yet far more beautiful and interesting, the time spent between two destinations is equally captivating and offers many sights and sounds.

While we are very much in a century where we have ‘no time to stand and stare’, there are still some awesome train rides across the globe where the trip itself turns into a destination.
So here I have compiled some of the most luxurious and scenic train rides of the world.
Glacier Express

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

10 Best Countries for Medical Tourism

In the last decade, medical tourism has hit the tipping point as a viable alternative to overpriced domestic procedures. Why buy a $3,000 dental crown treatment in the United States when you can get the same thing–plus a flight, hotel, and fun tourism opportunities far less in Hungary?
Here are the 10 best countries for medical tourism, ranked by appeal, specialties, and popularity.

If you’re interested in latest-craze stem cell treatment, look to the Baltics for treatment. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, which helps cancer patients and people with blood diseases, is all the rage in Vilnius, the capitol of Lithuania. They also do more mundane treatments, like gastric bypass and back surgery.

10 Most Luxurious Cruises of the World

Cruises make wonderful family vacations. Large cruise ships cater to all ages and many offer interesting and educational age-specific children’s programs. With over 60 cruise lines and almost 300 cruise ships to choose from, selecting the right cruise line for your family is often difficult.

Here I have compiled some of the most luxurious cruises of the world. I may have missed out some. So feel free to comment. Thanks.
Silversea, Silver Shadow

Silversea is the only six-star cruise liner in the world. It has lavishly decorated Owner’s Suite, Kitted out with plasma TV, a CD player, a Lavazza espresso maker, complementary butler service.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

10 Most Beautiful National Parks of the World

National parks are wholly an American invention, but it is one thing that started there but has gone on to spread around the globe. More than 130 countries now have taken action to protect certain areas within their borders to ensure that the natural resources there are protected for future generations to come.

Here I have compiled some of the most beautiful national parks of the world. As they are so many I may have missed out some. So feel free to comment.
Snowdonia National Park, Wales, Great Britain

Monday, February 13, 2012

5 Tips For A Green Vacation

Ah, Summer is almost upon us, and that means most American families are plotting madly to get out of town for a week.
Image from Kaydee did on Flickr
Never mind that the economy is in the tank, or that you'll use just under half of your vacation days at once-- it's time to go to the beach! But wait... before you slam the kids in that minivan and speed off: there's a greener way.
5. Don't Travel As Far
In one of those special instances where environmentalism saves you a ton of money, the simplest piece of advice is one that most Americans aren't likely to follow, even in this hour of $4.00 gasoline: stay close to home. Heck, even stay home: if you live in a major city, there are probably loads of museums, parks, baseball games, and restaurants that you haven't been to. But if you MUST travel-- try to stay within 100-150 miles of home. Your wallet, and the planet, will thank you.

Dakeekathlrimjingia Point Just Rolls Off The Tounge, Doesn't It?

Alaska, one of the few places on the North American continent where names predating the arrival of European settlers are still in common use, is updating its registry of place names.
Image from Rick Clark on Flickr
This will no doubt shed more light on the living history of the still largely isolated state. With such luminaries as Lost Temper Creek, Eek, Chicken, and, in that pre-European tradition, Sagavanirktok, (a villiage named after an Inuit word for strong current) one can't help wonder how difficult the job of updating Alaskan place names might be.
The previous edition of the "Directory of Alaska Place Names", last published in 1971 by the U.S. Geological Survey, ran over 1,000 pages, and has received periodic appendices ever since. Despite the USGS website offering the information in an up-to-date format on their website, Alaska-based Todd Communications is printing the updated version of the directory for a 2009 release, with the idea that a book is more easily browsed and enjoyed than the digital reference presently available.
And what of the places in Alaska's vast wilderness that don't have names?
They may never get them, reports the state historian-- Alaska has a philosophy of protecting nature, even from man's impulse to label.

Walking Along the Scariest Path in The World
image via Wikipedia
The area of El Chorro situated in the south of Spain is renowned amongst travelers and mountain hikers for its stunning scenery and climbs, yet this is not the main attraction on offer, El Chorro is host to one of the most dangerous walkways in the world, built by workers to transport materials between the Chorro and Gaitanejo Falls.

Friday, February 10, 2012

10 Best Places to See Sunset in the World

Most of us associate sunsets with beaches or water. Watching the sun slowly descend and disappear beyond the horizon while a riot of color bursts and paints the sky with bright hues. We also picture sunsets with anything tropical when white sandy beaches, clear blue water and palm trees, frame the coastline creating the perfect backdrop for a sunset.
But sunsets embellish any setting, and the effect is just as stunning when it’s experienced beyond the waters. Here I have compiled some of the best places to see sunset. I may have missed out some so please feel free to comment.
Sentosa Island, Singapore

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Hillscapes of the Cinque Terre

A perfect colourful hill of Cinque TerrePhoto:
Image: Federico
With summer just around the corner, it’s time again to think about where to spend one’s vacation. One region’s photos have been all over the Internet yet it gets misrepresented frequently. We’re talking about Cinque Terre in northern Italy, not one town but five in the province of La Spezia in Liguria, famous for its scenic beauty, colourful houses and much more. Time to set the record straight.
The name Cinque Terre means “five lands” and refers today to the villages of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore on the coast of the Italian Riviera (from north to south).
Manarola is probably the most photographed village because of its assortment of colourful houses nestled comfortably on the cliff.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Enthralling Symmetry of Beach Umbrellas

Red and white beach umbrellasPhoto:
Image via miss lissa
A day at the beach: people, beach towels, chairs, sand, the smell of sun tan lotion, sea, sun and beach umbrellas. What seems like random beach activity is actually quite an organised environment, from colours to chairs to those saviours of the pale – the beach umbrellas whose arrangements structure life at the beach. See for yourself how the whole beach experience has become less haphazard and more picturesque.
All-natural umbrellas mimicking the desert mountain range in Kalawy Bay at the Red Sea:

Bora Bora from Above

Bora BoraPhoto:
Image: Miloslav
Is there a limit to how much beauty one can take? We don’t think an overdose of beauty has ever harmed anyone, so here’s Bora Bora from above: white beaches, turquoise water, lush green vegetation… some islands have it all. Oh wait, did we mention the lagoon, the barrier reef and the extinct volcano yet? Enjoy!
Bora Bora is one of the 16 islands forming the cluster of South Pacific atolls that make up the Society Islands, the biggest and most well-known being Tahiti with the region’s capital, Papeete. Nine of those islands, the northwestern ones, make up the Leeward Islands, the administrative subdivision that Bora Bora belongs to. The Society Islands are part of French Polynesia and have been a colony since 1880. They cover almost 1,600 sq km (610 sq miles) and are populated by 228,000 inhabitants.
Green mountains in blue waters:

Friday, February 3, 2012

The Incredible Terraced Chalk Ponds of Pamukkale

Bathing at PamukkaleiPhoto:
Image: Sunrise1
What looks like a winter wonderland is actually a summer landscape with hot springs, crusted with calcium deposits. Pamukkale, in south western Turkey, is a natural mineral-bath spa first built by the Romans around a sacred hot spring and still open to the public as the Sacred Pool today. Let’s find out more about this natural phenomenon and see some stunning pictures.

The Land of Cuckoo Clocks & Environmental Beauty

All images via MySwitzerland
Although often associated with banks, cuckoo clocks, chocolate and cheese, it's less commonly known that Switzerland is also one of the most environmentally friendly countries in the world. Travelling there offers fresh alpine air and spectacular mountainous scenery, but behind the scenes, less appreciable things are going on to keep it that way. Discover why Switzerland is keeping it green and what you could savour by taking an eco-friendly trip there.
Green wonderland: A typical Appenzell house in typical Appenzell countryside

Bolivia’s Interminable Mirror to the Sky

Walking on a giant mirrorPhoto:
Image: digitaljunglist
Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is a place people don’t just visit. Rather, they inhale its vastness and colours with every fibre of their being. Salar de Uyuni is a place of superlatives – the world’s largest salt flat, world’s biggest reserve of lithium, the best place on Earth to callibrate satellites – in short: a visual miracle and mirror to the sky. Be warned, the following pictures will be unlike any you have ever seen!
Modern sky caravan:

The Chapel that Rises 280ft from a Massive Lava Plug

Saint Michel and le PuyPhoto:
Image via gronze
Saint Michel d’Aiguilhe in Le Puy en Velay in southern France seems to grow out of the rock it was built on in the 10th century. The steep climb – 268 steps to the top, 85 metres (280 ft) up – did not deter pilgrims then and likewise doesn't deter visitors now. The history of this well-preserved church is fascinating and the views are simply stunning.

The Finger Lakes

Seneca LakePhoto:
Image: Eflon
What’s not to love about the Finger Lakes, a series of 11 glacial lakes oriented like the fingers on a pair of hands? There’s fishing, boating, camping, biking, hiking, ballooning and not to forget the many scenic wineries. We’ve found some lake reflections that make already beautiful scenery even more stunning.
Perfect mirror at Honeoye Lake:

Cappadocia As Seen From Above

Image via tripadvisor
Cappadocia is Turkey's land of milk and honey – a magical place where fruits, vegetables and probably candy grow in abundance, all within a fairy tale landscape of pillars, minarets and houses hewn into rock amid breathtaking views. The largest part of the ancient region is now part of Turkey’s Nevsehir province in central Anatolia but has had a bit of a turbulent history under many rulers.
Cappadocia looks and sounds like an Italian dessert, don’t you think?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

10 Best Places to Spend Autumn

Autumn is that time of the year when you realize that the holiday’s over and that it’s time to get down to some serious work. No more sandy beaches, tropical islands or other sunny locations. However, the fact that the weather has got colder and that you can practically smell the winter doesn’t mean that travelling is over.

In fact, autumn offers great new opportunities at smaller prices as not every tourist knows where to go and what it is that can be done in this season. So let’s begin an autumnal journey! Here are some of the best places in the world where you will enjoying spending your autumn. I may have missed out some so please feel free to comment.

There is still a whole lot to do if you come later in this country even if the weather might play some tricks on you. If you’re lucky enough you might enjoy sunny days and a blue sky and also the harvesting time, which is something not to be missed.

10 Most Beautiful Luxury Islands

Don’t know where to spend your dream vacation? Do you want to experience the luxury on one of the most beautiful islands on Earth? Do you want to feel the tropical breeze underneath palm trees as turquoise water splashes you…?

So here I have compiled some of the most beautiful luxury islands. I hope you will like it.
Cocoa Island, Maldives

If the name itself doesn’t light up your imagination, just think of long walks with silky white sand under your feet, beautiful lagoons, five star resorts like the ones you’ve seen in those fancy brochures, exotic local specialties… There are 33 villas in this magnificent resort

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

10 Best Skiing Destinations in the World

Summer still isn’t over but for those of you who can’t wait to go skiing, here are some destinations you should consider visiting. You won’t regret visiting any of them. I have included most of them from United States and Canada. So if you know any other, do share it in our comment section and make our list more accurate.

So here are some of the best skiing destinations in the world. I hope you will like it.
Telluride Ski Resort, Colorado

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

China’s Fairytale Terror-Trail

Steep stepsPhoto:
Image: Philip Lai
Far up on Yellow Mountain in the south east of China’s Anhui province is a trail of tens of thousands of granite steps. Partly lacking rails to hold on to, they are a traveller’s only guide past deep ravines and steep descents. Weather-wise, a whole year can pass in just one day: spring in the morning, summer at noon, autumn in the afternoon and winter at night. The most dangerous part yet might be the breathtaking views that can easily make visitors forget where they have to tread.

Treading Gingerly Across the Lost Bridges of the Inca Empire

Photo courtesy of Rutahsa Adventures
Sagging severely in the middle and swaying in strong winds like spider’s silk in the breeze, the bridge was all that stood between travellers more worn out than the vines and certain downfall. Barely concealed below the massive cables of woven grass, the gorge yawned wide, hungry for any who happened to fall. Repairing these great slung suspension bridges in present-day Peru was still more perilous, and those that carried out such work frequently met with death.

Mexican Church Devoured by Lava

Church close-upPhoto:
Image: Francisco Trinidad
When the people of the small Mexican town of Parícutin heard rumbling and felt the earth shake on February 20, 1943, their first thought was of an earthquake. When they witnessed a mountain growing out of their cornfields, plus fissures in the earth that emitted sulphurous smells, many believed God had sent them a sign that the end was near. What they would witness was the birth of Parícutin, the youngest volcano in the

Sri Lanka's Giant Magma Plug Fortress

Main EntrancePhoto:
Bernard Gagnon
If Sri Lanka wishes to improve its image – and its tourist trade – following its recent turbulent times, it could do worse than promote a national treasure such as the Sigirya. Towering above the surrounding plains of the Matale district in the heart of the country, this fortress and Buddhist monastery was carved from the hardened magma of what was once a volcano. Today, it stands as a reminder of the various ancient cultures that helped shape Sri Lanka down through the centuries.

The World On Sale: Swapping Dull Cityscapes For Exotic Destinations

A sandy beach in the tropics - fly there cheaply this fall with British AirwaysPhoto:
Imagine waking up in the shadow of the great pyramids, or on a palm studded beach in the Maldives with cool water lapping at your feet. With British Airways you can escape the dull cityscape this fall and travel to exotic destinations all over the globe for reduced prices during their November sale. Hip, tech-savvy people who love to see the world or travel for business (and recognize a good deal when they see one) should snap these offers up while they last.

Giant Bell Structures Looming Over the Indonesian Jungle

Andras Jancsik
As he hacked his way through the green hell, sweating profusely, the Dutchman noticed something about the nature of the vegetation that caused his heart to beat faster - for this was no ordered primary vegetation, but thick, tangled secondary jungle. This area had been cleared before - perhaps centuries before. The local legends were true. He was getting close to one of the archaeological finds of the century - the hidden temple

Iran's Human Termite Colony

Photo: Nomenklatura
Looking like a cross between a giant termite colony and a settlement from Star Wars, the village of Kandovan, tucked away in the northwest corner of Iran, is famed for its extraordinary houses carved inside cone-shaped rocks. Some of the dwellings in this unique and age-old place date back at least 700 years and yet are still inhabited. So what story is to be dug out of this strange-looking village?

Ethiopia's Cross-Shaped Church Carved out of Unbroken Stone

Armin Hamm
During the so-called Dark Ages, Islam was seen by Europeans as a plague engulfing the East like a black shroud. Spread by fanatics with the Koran in one arm and a blood-stained scimitar in the other, Islam threatened to take Europe as it had the Orient, cutting off contact with all Christian lands within its expanding territory. But amidst decades of such news, a more positive story began to circulate: there was a man, a great Christian king, who ruled a vast kingdom somewhere amidst the Mohammodan hordes of the East. His land was rich and wondrous – contemporary reports speak of fantastic creatures and even the legendary

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sacred Valley

Sacred Valley PeruPhoto:
Image: icelight
Peru’s Sacred Valley usually refers to a roughly 60-km stretch of land between the cities of Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Just 16 km south of Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, the Sacred Valley often misses out to the more famous site of Machu Picchu – but as the following images show, quite undeservedly so as Sacred Valley offers stunning Andes Mountains views, winding roads and mind-boggling Inca

Paradise is a Land Called Kissimmee

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Kissimmee Tourism. All opinions are 100% mine.
Fishing at sunset in KissimmeePhoto:
Image by Kissimmee - the Heart of Florida
Imagine catching some rays as you relax on long, golden beaches, or spending all day on the golf course with your buddies. Perhaps your idea of a great holiday is landing the big one, out there on the sparkling waters, or better still, flying through the air at 60 miles an hour on board a roller coaster. We think vacations are all about freedom: the freedom to choose how you spend your time – and you’ll be hard pressed to find a destination that offers more possibilities than Kissimmee, Florida.

Getaway To St. Augustine

St AugustinePhoto: Getaway4Florida
Winding my way through historic brick streets, peppered with antique stores and mighty fortress walls, I’m suddenly feeling in the mood for some cultural history. So I book myself in for one of the town’s engrossing ghost tours, before heading back to check out some more of the quirky Spanish architecture. Where am I? The oldest continuously inhabited town in America – St. Augustine, Florida.

The Ancient Splendour of Peru's Inca Trail

Inca Trail HikePhoto: Paul Heaberlin
Peru’s Inca Trail is the most rewarding and accessible of treks in the region (it is only a small part of an enormous 16,000-mile route running through Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina). With constantly changing scenery throughout its relatively short 26-mile distance, and reaching an altitude of 4,200 metres, the four-day adventure takes you along Andean valleys, across rivers, past ancient ruins, through spectacular cloud-forests and subtropical jungles and over vertiginous mountain peaks. The trek can be walked or cycled and there are numerous tour operators offering various types of experience, from ‘roughing it’ for the bohemian and/or budget-conscious to the relatively luxuriant option for the posh, loaded or lazy (porters will carry your luggage and experienced guides will furnish you with facts en route, although you’ll probably still have to wash in a river and go to the toilet in a hole in the ground).
The final destination of the trail is the infamous Machu Picchu, the enthralling and enigmatic Lost City of the Incas, and along the way you will be bedazzled with some of the most magnificent mountain views on earth. This is also an opportunity to do some rare wildlife-spotting: the area is home to some very rare species of birds and animals (Including the hummingbird and the spectacled bear), and there are over 250 kinds of orchid within the Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary. Tourist trekker numbers are limited to only 200 per day and it is advisable to book this once-in-a-lifetime Peruvian adventure well in advance, especially if you wish to go during the peak season (May to September).

Arctic Tourism... The Frosty Future of Ecotourism?

Sweden Ice HotelPhoto: Tom Corser
Ever wondered what it’s like to sleep in an igloo? There are eight ice hotels in the world but arguably the original and the best – the daddy of all ice hotels, if you will – is Jukkasjarvi’s Icehotel in Sweden, 200km north of the Arctic circle, which has been going since the early 1990s. Like all ice hotels, it is reconstructed every year, mainly using frozen water from the Torne river, which is collected in the spring (up to 40,000 tons of it) ready for the ‘ice hotel’ season (between December and April). Everything – absolutely everything – is made of ice, frost or snow, down to the glasses serving (chilled) drinks at the (ice) bar. If you’re not a fan of feeling chilly, this could well be your worst nightmare. But the sub-zero temperatures inside the hotel feel positively tropical compared to the outside air, which during the winter season can drop to -20˚C or more. As you might hope, the beds are equipped with thermal sleeping bags and cosy reindeer skins, and the suites are pretty spectacular, filled with ice sculptures and fantastical artwork. But if you choose this as a honeymoon destination, it is worth bearing in mind that you will need to wear a long-sleeved thermal vest, a knitted hat, gloves and woolly socks to bed, so in terms of erotic fulfilment it may not exactly tick all the boxes. You will definitely need to leave your lacy ‘barely there’ Ann Summers paraphernalia at home.
That said, the ice hotels have proved popular alternative wedding venues and there certainly is something special and romantic about these dazzling arctic constructions. A morning sauna is usually included in the room rate – and boy, will you need it. You’ll also get a trip in to the forest in a snowmobile or by dog sled – certainly a different kind of experience if you fancy a change from the usual ‘sun, sea and sand’ break.
There are other ice or snow hotels to choose from: Kakslauttanen’s Snow Village is located in Finnish Lapland, Canada’s hotel within the Duchesnay winter resort, and Europe’s northernmost ice hotel, the Alta Igloo Hotel in Norway. Lapland is bigger the UK but its population is under one million – so that’s the place to go for some Christmas-time solitude and to do some serious ‘chilling out’.
so urce

10 Most Beautiful Black Sand Beaches in the World

When you think about going on vacation or to a getaway trip, you probably pick somewhere warm with inviting weather, people, and beaches. Once you pick that perfect beach you want to visit, you can’t picture anything else but a warm breeze and a clear blue sky that engulfs a beautiful brown sandy beach, with minimal rocks of course.

Try picturing a beach with blue water, a crystal clear sky, and black sand. Sounds a little crazy huh? In any case, these beaches do exist. So, the next time you’re planning a vacation or looking for a new place to go to for a few days, try heading to a black sand beach.
If you can’t pick just one or you aren’t sure of any, here is a list of the most beautiful black sand beaches of the world. The one that I picked are mostly from US. So if you know any other please share with us in comments.
Vik Beach, Iceland

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Taj Mahal : The Most Perfect Building in the World

Taj_Mahal-04Photo: David Castor
Famed for its spectacular white domed mausoleum, the Taj Mahal is a stunning and revered example of Mughal architecture, built in Agra, India, during the 17th Century under the orders of Emperor Shah Jahan. He dedicated the building to his beloved late wife Mumtaz Mahal, whose tomb is set within the building. This is why it is sometimes thought of as a significant ‘monument to love’. Located among beautiful grounds or

View from the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour BridgePhoto: Adam.J.W.C.
In the 11 years since adventure-hungry climbers have been able to scale the width and height of the Sydney Harbour Bridge (courtesy of operators BridgeClimb), there have been at least 2,000 marriage proposals at or near its 134-metre summit. Small wonder – this is a pretty special experience in a pretty special location and the perfect setting for a what-the-hell spontaneous (or indeed premeditated) romantic gesture. In fact, in 2008 a Scottish couple were the first to get married at the top of the ‘coathanger’ (as the bridge is sometimes affectionately called).

Ireland's Ancient Celtic Christian Architecture

Antrim Round TowerPhoto: Pippy Longstockings
"Dublin was just another big city."
That was a remark I heard a young lady, presumably from Australia, make about Eire's capital, and by far largest city, in a central London youth hostel.

The World's Most Incredible Road Trips

endless road  Endlose StraßePhoto: paraflyer
What could give a more total sense of freedom and abandonment than driving at speed down a near-deserted highway in a classic convertible, with the roof down and the dusty wind blowing through your hair? Perhaps with The Eagles, Bruce Springsteen or Van Halen blaring at full volume from the car stereo to provide the perfect rockin' road soundtrack as you sing along at the top of your lungs, joyously and

10 Best Countries to See Mystic Megalithic Sites

Every time we find ourselves unable to explain something, more than feeling powerless we feel fascinated and attracted to that particular something. This is also the case of the strange beautiful megaliths that can be found all around the world and whose history is still an open case.

There are also numerous temples and constructions made of stone that still manage to sparkle our imagination even nowadays.
Here I have compiled some the best countries to see mystic megalithic sites. I hope you will like it.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Rock Garden of Chandigarh

monkeysPhoto: appaji
Have you looked forward to visiting someplace that is really worthwhile and that could leave an impact on you once you have been there? Well now your wait is over as we explore an interesting world monument that is contemporary and through imagination as well as ingenuity speaks all about global concerns. Out of the beautiful cities in India, Chandigarh is known for its sculpture garden. This garden is Nek Chand’s Rock Garden, named after its founder, Nek Chand. The specialty of this garden is that it is built of industrial and home waste and other items that have been thrown away. Isn't it amazing?

Boom: Portugal's Psychedelic Trance Festival

Welcome! This year Boom celebrates its 8th edition...
mayuPhoto: Cwithe
Tired and fed up of the big music festivals, with the same line-ups, constantly surrounded by the visual pollution of brands and adverts? Don’t worry, other mysterious musical worlds exist far away from these big events...
The Boom festival is one of them. It takes place every two years and is one of the most best examples of a non-commercial festival out there. Lost between the pines and the cork trees of the Portuguese countryside, this festival takes place in a wonderful area, called Idanha-a-nova, during the August full moon cycle. The place is located in the heart Portuguese mountains, in the center of the country, around a huge and peaceful lake, which gives the event an aerial and refreshing atmosphere.

Islomania: The Age-Old Obsession For Discovering Islands

Map of Atlantis?Photo: Athanasius Kircher
Islomania is a strange attraction to islands. As far back as the days of Plato’s Atlantis, islands and island nations have been a source fascination and inspiration. A brief description from a lost seaman’s encounter with another land was enough to drive people into the sea risking everything in search of a new world.
There was a time in human history when innocence prevailed; when anything could be believed by the mere power of storytelling; when every trip and adventure had a mythical feeling. It was the time when everything could be true and out there.

India's Most Incredible Adventure Travel Destinations

manaliPhoto: sahil
Do you look forwards to visiting a place that can give you a magical experience, when it comes to adventure and landscape? It’s high time you plan your trip to India if you have not been there yet. As a matter of fact, in the past few years, India has become one of the most popular tourist destinations, especially when it comes to unleashing your adventurous side. Some of the most visited tourist destinations in India provide thrilling adventure activities, which allow you a view of some beautiful landscapes.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Socotra: The Most Bizarre Island on Earth

Adenium obesum ssp. sokotranumPhoto: Soqotra (Yemen)
Two-hundred and fifty miles off the coast of Yemen, you will find Socotra, the largest member of a four-island ellipsis that trails off the Horn of Africa into the Gulf of Aden. The island is a mix of ancient granite massifs, limestone cliffs and red sandstone plateaus.

How To See Brazil on a Budget

Vila IsabelPhoto:
Carnivals, coffee, football and forests. Those are a few words to describe the vast diversity of Brazil. Squeezing this breathtaking country into a three week, tiny budget trip would not be an easy task. That is, however, what I attempted to do this summer.
We started in one of the largest cities in the world, Sao Paulo. Having been warned by mothers, sisters and aunties of the dangers of the city (tourist muggings are apparently a common occurrence) arriving in the intoxicating place was quite overwhelming. But Sao Paulo surprised me, in particular the Museo de Arte de