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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Things to Do in Florida

If you are looking for a vacation with all the diverse experiences, plan a trip to the ‘land of flowers’- Florida. Whether on the white sand beaches or in Disney world, the travelers can find vacations full of priceless memories. Here is the list of things you should do in Florida.

# Search for seashells

With 1,200 miles of coastline, the state has some of the world’s best white sand beaches with the wide variety of theme parks and attractions. If you want to add some tropical flavors then opt for vacation packages Fort Lauderdale.

# Kennedy space center – blast into space

In Kennedy space center you can actually feel as you are in space. You can catch a glimpse of the space explorations and the first landing on moon. If you really think you have an astronaut in you, just test your skills in the astronaut training experience and aboard the shuttle launch simulator.

# Forts and canons

Step back in time and experience the life of the people living in 17th century with these historical forts. This is the home of the oldest masonry fort in the United States of America. While traveling to the fort Jefferson you will find crystal clear snorkeling with colorful fishes and coral reefs.

Disney World

The Walt Disney World Resort is known as the ‘Most magical place on earth’. With Animal Kingdom,Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, two water parks and 20 resorts, this “small world” draws millions of visitors each year. So, if you are in Florida it’s a must visit.

#  Adventures and water sports

Underwater diving, surfing, sky diving, parasailing are some of the major adventure sports in Florida.

Unleash the truth of Mermaids and the fountain of youth

Pack your swimsuits to discover the waterways and rivers extending over 11,000 miles. If swimming with dolphins and mermaids (Florida manatees) is in your preference then Florida offer year round opportunities for the same.

# Sonesta Fort Lauderdale

The first property by the emerging brand “B” hotels, this all-white B Ocean is just across the street from a beautiful beach.It simply stands out with its simple and minimalist design and ultra-fine neon lighting in the lobby. The view of the ocean is the star here, with its 2 stunning restaurants and a small swimming pool following an outdoor bar. In spite of a stylish appearance, hotel is popular with friends and families, which makes it common to see kids splashing in the pool or eating dinner in the restaurants.

Overall, as already mentioned Florida has the most diverse experiences to share whether it’s the climate or flora and fauna. You will get a picture perfect holiday destinations.

World Natural Wonders

This rundown contains the world’s best compositional magnum opuses. These depict the knowledge and the significance of a human personality. And afterward there are these miracles which rise above the human capacity and abandon us in a moving Awe. These are the endowments of nature to humanity. Helping us to escape once in for a moment from our bustling lives. These attractions likewise offer a lifetime of recollections to every single one autonomously.

A rundown of these characteristic marvels offering tranquility and wondrous delight and a touch of enterprise just to contact them, has been made. Look at the hypnotizing and amazing areas rattled off for you.

# Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, Palawan, Philippines

Known for its social legacy, Philippines additionally is a home to one of the Natural Wonders of the world. Situated in Saint Paul Mountain extend on the western shoreline of Philippines. Otherwise called Puerto Princesa Underground River, the stream is 24 km long and streams 8.2 kms through a give in before streaming into west philippines ocean.

It has as of late been found that the waterway holds a moment floor inside the surrender which offered ascend to minute waterfalls inside the give in making it all the more beguiling. The surrender holds a record of being the biggest buckle rooms on the planet and incorporates significant developments of stalactites and stalagmites. The place holds an assortment of shake developments, vast bats and other greenery furthermore numerous waterway channels and more profound holes.

# Angel Falls, Venezuela

The first on the list and one of the world’s most favorite and magnificent waterfalls located in Venezuela. Standing high at a height of 979 meters above the sea level, Angel Falls, Venezuela is one of the most important tourist attractions of South America. This is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall with a longest drop of 807 mts. Falling from this height, most of the water evaporates even before it reaches the ground forming a mist over the surface.

Located in an isolated Jungle at the edge of Auyanteoui mountain, in the Canaima National park, the trip to the falls is a complicated task. A flight is required for you to reach the base of the falls and then a ride on the river is needed to reach the falls. Generally these rivers are deep enough to ride from June to December.

# Cliffs Of Moher Ireland

Rising over 213 meters above Atlantic Ocean and stretching more than 8 kms, Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s greatest tourist attractions. They attract more than a million tourists per year. These cliffs which are a home for a variety of species of birds. Some of the oldest rocks are found at the bottom of these cliffs, which are accessible by taking a special ride in a cruise.

Offering one of the most spectacular views and a magnificent ways to connect with nature these cliffs have stand tall against the sea for years. And visiting this picturesque site once in a lifetime, yeah, that should be a prerequisite.

# Cueva de los Cristales/Cave of Crystals, Mexico

Found by a group of Miners, located in the Chihuahua, Mexica, Cave of crystals acquired instant fame due to its giant gypsum crystals. The size of the crystals, some extending upto 11 meters has given them a beautified effect. The cave is still unexplored and is deteriorating because of the exposure to air.

They were formed over 500000 years ago as the earth kept the mineral rich water at a constant temperature inside the cave. They were soon to be made inaccessible (i.e., keep them flooded with water as they originally were) so as to keep the crystals from deteriorating. These are a must visit on your bucket list before or after flooding. We never know a cave with crystals underwater might offer an exceptional view. Book now through online websites like Yatra to get a discount

# Fox Glacier, South Island, New Zealand

The most easily accessible ice masses of the world located in New Zealand is Fox Glacier. Stretching over a massive 13 kilometers, and reaching the coast almost at 250 mts above sea level, these glaciers offer one of the most outstanding views of ice stretches and glacier walk experiences.

Most of these walks start from a village Weheka nearby. Though it is not advised for the people to go into the glaciers some people go beyond the barriers. All in all this place with its splendid beauty offers an adventure filled visit and is to be definitely placed on your checklist.

Explore the Beauty of Brazil

Whether we discuss the celebrated football group of the world, beautiful Rio de Janeiro Carnival or the great Iguazu Falls, Brazil is one nation that will take your heart away in only one visit. Being the biggest nation of South America, it covers a greater part of the landmass’ northeastern locale. There are such a large number of fascinating spots to investigate in Brazil, appropriate from the Amazon rainforest in the North to the tropical shorelines in the South to the lively cities and Pantanal wetlands in the Southeast.

# Rio de Janeiro

Settled in the southeastern Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is renowned for jamboree celebration, historic points, mountains and shorelines, making it the most went to city of South America. This place is arranged on one of the biggest harbors of the world encompassed by common attractions. Furthermore, the jamboree festivity is the highlight of the city with dynamic parades, ensembles, firecrackers, music, move and road parties and ought not be missed in your Brazil occasion.

# Foz do Iguacu

Located on the Iguazu River, Iguazu Falls is a series of magnificent waterfalls making it the most stunning natural wonders of the world. The falls offers a breathtaking view in itself, but their beauty is highlighted even more by the surrounding lush forest teeming in exotic wildlife.

# Salvador

Add a visit to Salvador in your holiday package to explore a historic old city with lively culture. This place houses the world’s biggest Carnival celebrations and offers beautiful beaches that are perfect for swimming, surfing and sunbathing.

# Manaus

Manaus is an important tourist destination in Brazil and therefore a lot of travelers like to include this place in their Brazil holiday package. This beautiful location serves as the gateway to the Amazon rainforest. Be it the Rio Negro Palace, Amazonas Opera House or the significant sight of meeting the waters (the two rivers of Negro and Solimões), Manaus is a perfect tourist destination.

# Olinda

Nestled on a picturesque hilltop surrounded by trees, this city is treasure for colorful old houses, colonial churches, museums and numerous artisan studios. Olinda hosts its lively carnival celebration every year that features music, dances and traditions of African culture.

# Recife

Showcasing numerous waterways and bridges, Recife is quite popular as the “Venice of Brazil”. Situated amidst tropical forests with many rivers and islands, this city is a must-add in your Brazil holiday. Besides, this place is well-known for its vibrant culture, historic old towns and pristine beaches.

Historical Sites in Cape Town, Western Cape

The main Europeans to find Cape Town were the Portuguese, drove by Bartholomeu Dias in 1488, trailed by the Dutch in 1652 when Jan van Riebeeck was sent to build up a midway station for voyaging ships. From that point forward, Cape Town is soaks loaded with history from recorded locales, figures and even well known canines. Here are a couple of our top choices.

# The unbelievable story of Just Nuisance

Just Nuisance left his paw print in history with an unbelievable story that made him Cape Town’s most well known pooch. Conceived on a Thursday on 1 April 1937 in Rondebosch and sold to Benjamin Chaney who moved to Simon’s Town to run the United Service Institute (USI). As quick as he developed in size, the Great Dane rapidly got to be distinctly famous with everybody who worked at the foundation who might sustain him a wide range of snacks and take him for strolls. He soon started to tail them toward the South African Navy Base and would sun himself on top of the pack board. At just about 2 meters (6.6 ft) tall when remaining on his rear legs, he turned out to be a significant obstruction for those attempting to board and he warmly got to be distinctly known as Nuisance. Just Nuisance started to take after the mariners onto the trains and take outings of up to 22 miles (35 km), the disappointed prepare authorities would put him off the trains however this would not discourage him as he would essentially board the following train or stroll to another station. Despite the fact that besotted explorers would offer to pay his admission, the South African Railways organization in the long run debilitated a final proposal that he would be put down in the event that he kept on boarding the trains. The South African Navy reacted to this risk by enrolling him as an official Navy officer (the primary puppy ever to be enrolled), which implied he was authoritatively qualified with the expectation of complimentary rail travel. For the following couple of years he presented with respect as a loyal travel buddy to the mariners and a confidence promoter for the troops serving in World War 2. In 1944, at 7 years old, Just Nuisance was included in a genuine fender bender and was euthanised after his condition crumbled definitely. He was covered with full maritime respects on top of the slope at Klawer. Guests to Simon’s Town can visit his grave or respect the statue raised in his respect at Jubilee Square.

# Robben Island

Robben Island is a tiny island in Table Bay, Cape Town located 6.9km west of Bloubergstrand. The name is Dutch for “seal island” but it is famous, not for its seals, but for it’s dark history. At different times in the past, it was a leper colony, defense training base and a mental hospital but it is most famous as a prison where former South African president Nelson Mandela was banished during the Apartheid struggle. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela spent 18 of his 27 year incarceration on the prison island. The prison is also known as the ‘university of the struggle’ as many of the most famous anti-apartheid activists sharpened their political thinking and formed lifelong relationships while they were behind bars. They emerged to lead South Africa into democracy and changed the course of South African history. Robben Island has become a World Heritage Site and visitors can catch a short boat trip to the island and visit the cell in which Nelson Mandela was kept. It will give you a unique glimpse into the great sacrifice the anti-apartheid leaders made in order to make South Africa a better place for all.

# The Castle of Good Hope

The oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa is the Castle of Good Hope and was built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company. It was not only built as a replenishment station for their ships journeying from Europe to the East but as tensions rose between Britain and Netherlands amid rumours of war, Zacharias Wagenaer was instructed to build a pentagonal fortress out of stone. The fortress housed a bakery, church, living quarters, various workshops, shops and during the Second Boer War part of the castle was also used as a prison. In 1936, the Castle of Good Hope was declared a national monument, the first building in South Africa, and extensive restorations took place to preserve the building. Guided tours of the Castle are conducted daily and you can visit the workshops, the living quarters, the cellars and dungeons. Key ceremonies are performed, replicating the ceremonial unlocking of the Castle and is followed by the firing of the signal cannon.

# Bo-Kaap

Bo-Kaap is a photographers dream with all its colourful houses and cobble stoned streets. Situated above the city centre, it offers a unique trip into the Malay history of the early Muslim settlers as it is the historical centre of the Cape Malay culture. The Bo-Kaap museum is the oldest house in the area that is still in its original form and dates back to the 1660s. A visit to the museum will highlight the cultural contribution made by early Muslim settlers in South Africa and the little village on the slopes of Signal Hill offers a unique cultural experience with its many restaurants serving traditional Cape Malay cuisine and unique shops. You will also be able to hear the Noon Day Gun which is Cape Town’s oldest lasting tradition going back to 1806. The cannon has historically been fired every day at noon since.

# West Coast Fossil Park

A short drive from Cape Town will transport you back in time to the West Coast Fossil Park which has a rich fossil deposit dating back over 5 million years to the Milocene / early Pilocene era. Located near Langebaan, the fossil sites have exceptionally well-preserved fossil fauna and includes many extinct animals that lived in the riverine forest and wooded savanna when the sea levels were much higher. You can see the fossils of bears, sabre-tooth cats, short-necked giraffes, three-toed horses and many other exotic animals which inhabited the west coast area at the time. Activities at the park includes fun, educational activities as well as coffee shops, picnic sites and mountain bike trails.