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  • Tugela Falls visit via an exciting hiking trip
    Tugela Falls visit via an exciting hiking trip
    Nestled in the Dragon’s Mountains (Drakensberg) of the Royal Nata National Park, the Tugela Falls is just a memorable spectacle that is ranked second in the list of highest waterfalls on the planet. Adorning the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa, the waterfall is split into five free cascades all making for the total drop of 3,110 feet. With this geographical layout, the surrounding scene of green and misty mountains along with the shine of the cascade due to the reflection of the sun in the late afternoon form up a breathtaking vista for the tourists to hike to this great Tugela Falls. One more astonishing feature of these falls is that its source called the Tugela River is nestled many kilometers away from the escarpment, the spot from where the plunge starts. Accessible from the major travel road leading one in the park,  [...]
    Posted at December 6th, 2010 at 12:12 am
  • Raglan Castle: Its Majesty
    Raglan Castle: Its Majesty
    Raglan Castle is a majestic castle comprised of sandstone, belonging to the Tudor dynasty. Defense seems to be a secondary function of the castle. This is in sharp contrast to other castles built in Wales. Raglan Castle was designed keeping in mind wealth and influence. The site that houses Raglan Castle was initially home to a manor. Later William ap Thomas acquired the site when he married in 1406. Thomas was a veteran who served in Agincourt in the year 1415. He received the patronage of Henry VI. He received knighthood in the year 1426. He wished to demonstrate his power and status. Hence, he ordered construction of Raglan Castle. In 1435, construction work began on the Great Tower. It was also called the Yellow Tower of Gwent. Thomas died in the year 1445 and never saw completion of the tower. His son, William, continued the  [...]
    Posted at December 3rd, 2010 at 12:12 am
  • Phuket Diving: Be a proud diver!
    Phuket Diving: Be a proud diver!
    Rated as among the top 10 diving destinations on Earth, Phuket is a wonder in itself and so is the Phuket diving. All thanks to the stunning reefs, strange rock formations under water, and vast diversity of marine life all of which together offer some memorable opportunities for the divers who range from novice to experts. There is no doubt that Phuket diving is an outstanding experience in several ways. I am writing this article for those who have never ever dived here, but wish to explore its coral and fish all thriving in the tropical water. The factor that has played a major role in the uniqueness of Phuket is its geographic location – where this Thai great island stands and what flanks it gives a different touch to the ocean as compared to the other tropical destinations that you know about. Tucked as a pearl in the middle  [...]
    Posted at December 2nd, 2010 at 01:12 am
  • Agua Azul waterfall: A wet ‘n’ wild trip in Mexico
    Agua Azul waterfall: A wet ‘n’ wild trip in Mexico
    Formally known as the Cataratas de Agua Azul meaning the ‘Blue-water Falls’, Agua Azul is a lengthy array of shimmering cascades flowing over many kilometers of verdant valleys. Nestled in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas Mountains, these spectacular falls are accessible from Palenque within 69 kilometers via the route that goes in the direction of San Cristóbal de las Casas. The powerful, glittering cascades, clearly profound pools, and white water rich with minerals rush via the roasting forest with the turquoise appearance against a deep green setting of the forest. This is mainly why the Agua Azul falls are perhaps among the most dramatic natural sights in the Mexico City. Tourists here usually prefer going for lean dipping near the clean white waters. The beautiful Agua Azul is known for its several cataracts perched one after  [...]
    Posted at December 1st, 2010 at 01:12 am
  • Banaue Rice Terraces: 5 days exciting tour
    Banaue Rice Terraces: 5 days exciting tour
    On my former trips to many Asian countries, I have seen many rice fields, but have never come across the rice fields that are compatible with the splendor and the steep scale of the Banaue Rice Terraces. The hilly rice terraces of Banaue are the mankind’s largest engineering accomplishment as the vertical space from top to bottom rows is more beyond the altitude of the tallest structure in the world. And further, if someone would manage to lay these Philippine rice terraces end to end, then they have the capability to cover around half way across the world. Do you want to know who carved it? The Banaue Rice Terraces were carved by the ancestors of the present cultivators now known as the Ifugao tribesmen. These rice terraces are more than 2,000 years old and were surprisingly built with the ancient hand tools. I decided to  [...]
    Posted at November 30th, 2010 at 12:11 am
  • Hadrian Wall: An exciting Roman tour in England
    Hadrian Wall: An exciting Roman tour in England
    Accessible within 3.5 hours from London via the railway network, the Hadrian’s Wall is an ancient as well as the most famous landmark of the Roman Empire in northern England. This defensive fortification was named so after the emperor of the same name during whose era it was made (from 122 AD until probably 128 AD). Marking the northernmost Roman border, this Wall of Hadrian is today one of the main historical highlights in England gaining much importance as Stonehenge. More popularly, the entire region is known as the Hadrian Wall Country in which this Hadrian’s Wall has become the Roman pride. To add to your excitement, this wall is now no longer a wall, but has been transformed into a National Trail of 84 miles also known as the Coast to coast path. So, this time, I planned to visit this exciting fortification where there  [...]
    Posted at November 29th, 2010 at 12:11 am
  • Diving in Bali: Go For It
    Diving in Bali: Go For It
    Bali is regarded as the ‘island of the Gods’. Diving in Bali is a great way to unwind and relax. Bali is ideal for diving. Make sure to utilize the proper gear. The Oceanic Sunfish or Mola Mola is sure to mesmerize the traveler. They are found in the waters of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida. Tepekong or Mimpang is renowned for its pigmy-sized seahorses. The corals found in Bali are diverse in range. In terms of variety, Bali beats all other coral hotspots hands down. There are several safaris organized for diving in Bali. These safaris are spread over many days. They are planned in such a way that the traveler’s in-water time is maximized. Traveling time, on the other hand, is minimized. Travelers are offered the unique opportunity of getting in touch with the local culture of Bali. There are many tour operators who offer  [...]
    Posted at November 26th, 2010 at 12:11 am
  • Pont du Gard: Spellbinding Bridge
    Pont du Gard: Spellbinding Bridge
    Pont du Gard is stone aqueduct comprising of three levels. It crosses the river valley of Gardon. It is situated 25 km to the west of Avignon. Pont du Gard was constructed in BC 19 by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, who was the son-in-law of Augustus. Pont du Gard was granted World Heritage Status by UNESCO in 1985. The aqueduct was designed for carrying water across the river valley of Gardon. The aqueduct stretches for 50 km bringing water from the springs of Uzes. The water was then transported to Nimes or Nemausus, which is an ancient Roman city. The aqueduct’s gradient consisted of 34 cm/km. It descends nearly 17 meters vertically. It delivers close to 20,000 cubic meters of water everyday. No mortar was used in the construction. Some of the stones used in the construction of the aqueduct weigh nearly six tons. Iron clamps are  [...]
    Posted at November 25th, 2010 at 01:11 am
  • Songdo: the Ultimate Business Destination
    Songdo: the Ultimate Business Destination
    Each country has its own eco-friendly city that is planned on a grand scale. Germany is famous for Eco City Hamburg, United Kingdom for Hanham Hall, Sweden for Gothenburg’s Super Sustainable City, Spain for Logrono Montecorvo Eco City, and UAW for Masdar. South Korea has two sustainable cities that are planned on a grand scale. Fosters and Partners created the first city. The second city is none other than Songdo International Business District, abbreviated as Songdo IBD. Songdo is an eco-friendly city with a huge list of eco-credentials. The city is surrounded by vast amounts of green cover and park. Songdo is renowned for its solar passive design. The buildings (nearly 120 of them) are constructed according to LEED standards. Kohn Pedersen Fox has designed the Songdo IBD. The city is situated on Incheon’s waterfront. The  [...]
    Posted at November 24th, 2010 at 12:11 am
  • Channel Tunnel: A Modern Wonder
    Channel Tunnel: A Modern Wonder
    Ever since its inception, the Channel Tunnel has been showered with praise and criticism. Channel Tunnel is often called Chunnel. Channel Tunnel serves as an undersea link between England and France. The tunnel connects Folkestone in Kent to Coquelles near Calais. With the inclusion of the Channel Tunnel, property rates in France have soared. An increasing number of British travelers fancy the idea of owning property in France. They utilize the Channel Tunnel as a route to France. Channel Tunnel’s history is unique. It is often regarded as one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Channel Tunnel contains the longest part of any tunnel located above sea level. Channel Tunnel is a masterpiece of engineering. In 1802 it was decided that France and England should be connected. In 1802 Albert Mathieu suggested creation of an artificial  [...]
    Posted at November 23rd, 2010 at 01:11 am