Posts Tagged ‘Museum’

  • Boutiques of Rhodes Island
    Boutiques of Rhodes Island
    The island of Rhodes occupies significant importance in historical and present day Greece. The island is located at a very strategic location.  It is at a crossroads between Africa, the Middle East and Europe. As a result of this location, the city and island is famous for different identities, cultures, languages and architectures. The specialty of the island is that it boasts of small luxury boutique hotels.  Most of these hotels are in keeping with the architecture and style of the old town of 700 years. Rhodes Old town has many distinctions to its credit.  Besides being declared a UNESCO world heritage site since 1988, the town also ranks as the largest inhabited medieval town of Europe. Some of the main attractions of the town include the Street of Knights, this is the most important and imposing avenue of the town and includes  [...]
    Posted at February 23rd, 2010 at 01:02 am
  • Coffer Of Antique Architectures: Berlin – Part I
    Coffer Of Antique Architectures: Berlin – Part I
    Renowned as the German capital, Berlin has never been a conventional and pretty city, although it is a rich coffer of finesse architectures, extensive museums which if compiled together ranks the richest in the entire globe. It is a comprehensive and ecstatic destination which offers bars and restaurants, lively nightlife and strong traditions in the creative field of performing arts. As it is rambling over an extensive area, it is filled with surplus natural parks, forests and lakes. This destination is truly peerless and unsurpassable. However it has been poorly destructed in the last years of World War 2 and later dilapidated due to the cold war. Still, Berlin has refurbished itself, which was noticeable with the reunification drive, after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Today, it is possible to get a glance of numerous  [...]
    Posted at October 8th, 2009 at 01:10 am
  • Your Sixth Sense For Travelling
    Your Sixth Sense For Travelling
    With new technology knocking the doors every day, our lifestyles is undergoing a fast paced evolution. Thanks to the iPhone, we travel with technology on our fingertips making it easier and more exciting than ever before. Though it all comes for a price, it’s worth its dime. Deciding to bring it on a trip can change the way you travel. Here I am mentioning some 15 of such amazing features which will make your travel unforgettable. 1. Flight Stats/ NextFlight Gone are the days of chills through spine when you got up late to catch a flight only to find upon reaching the airport that the flight is cancelled/ delayed etc. Search for flight status, departure and arrival times, airport and airline information, security wait times and current airport delays, before you reach the airport on your iPhone. 2. Call a cab. So you reach your  [...]
    Posted at August 18th, 2009 at 10:08 am
  • Mauritius Island Holiday – Bejewelled Suns Cape
    Mauritius Island Holiday – Bejewelled Suns Cape
    Mauritius, the island nation located off the east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean glows with sparkler tones in a multitude of blue hues. Enjoy the virtual jungle of beach umbrellas on the endless, stunning scenic beaches with glimmering sands that lace the crystal clear blue waters whose under waters are bursting with rainbow colored living creatures best explored via underwater scooters. Engage in para-skiing or water skiing in the inviting warm waters or enjoy a game of golf at the top-notch golf courses in the island. The splendid colonial styled architecture and market places in the capital city of Port Louis makes it an amiable place for tourists. The floral-faunal haven of the Royal Botanical Gardens located in Pamplemousses, the Casela Nature Park and Black River Gorges National Park are a nature seeker’s perfect haunt.  [...]
    Posted at July 13th, 2009 at 07:07 am
  • Palenque
    Palenque
    Hidden in the dense forest in a spectacular mountain setting are the Mayan ruins of Palenque. It lies near the Usumacinta River in Mexico. The sire is 150 meters above sea level and is located at a distance of 130 kilometers south of Ciudad del Carem. The ruins of Palenque are famous for its complicate sculptures and have archeologists uncover many facts about the Mayan civilization. The city became a settlement as early as 300 BC but it became a commercial and religious centre in the 6th century. Due to its location the city enjoyed abundance of water from the surrounding mountain streams and waterfalls. There was an elaborate system of aqueduct to channel the water in the city. Most of the city was engulfed by the forest when the excavation first started. As of now my 30% of the city has been cleared of the forest. The total area  [...]
    Posted at May 22nd, 2009 at 10:05 am
  • Chichen Itza
    Chichen Itza
    Chichen Itza which means ‘At the mouth of the well of Itza’ is one of the most visited pre-Columbian archaeological sites in the Yucatan Peninsular in Mexico. It was one of the key cities and the focal point of the Mayan Civilization. Sometimes Chichen Itza is also referred in the ancient archives as Uucyabnal which means ‘Seven Great Rulers’. The site contains many buildings including temples, palaces, stages, markets, baths, and ballcourts. In the heart of Chichen is the El Castillo or the Temple of Kukulkan. It is a step pyramid and has stairways on all four sides. During spring and autumn equinox the rising and the setting sun the structure casts a shadow in the shape of a plumed serpent. One can see the entire archeological site after climbing to the top of the pyramid. Much of the site is still engulfed in the forest  [...]
    Posted at May 20th, 2009 at 06:05 pm
  • Tikal…Place Of The Remembered Voices
    Tikal…Place Of The Remembered Voices
    The city is the largest known city of the Mayan Civilization and is located in Northern Guatemala. It was one of the major cultural and population centers and is also the largest excavated site in the Americas. The city remained a mystery for centuries after it was abandoned by the Maya in the 10th century and the city was lost in the jungles. The city consists of thousands of ancient structures and decades of archaeological work only a fraction has been excavated. The Mayan civilization created magnificent temples and excelled in the arts, astronomy and culture.The main surviving buildings in the city are the six large Mesoamerican step pyramids. One gets to enjoy the panoramic views of the city from the top of the pyramids. These pyramids are over 60 meters in height and support a temple structure on the top. Temple of the Great  [...]
    Posted at May 14th, 2009 at 10:05 am