Archive for May, 2009

  • Chicago – The Windy City
    Chicago – The Windy City
    Chicago is the largest city situated in the state of Illinois. It is bordered by bordered by Wisconsin and Lake Michigan to the north, Iowa and Missouri to the west, Indiana to the east and Kentucky to the south. Chicago is a major convention destination and one of the most visited place in Chicago. The city has an amalgamation of natural and decent amusement and satisfaction merging together modern amenities and past historical memoirs. There are a lot of places to visit and a lot of things to do and above all you will be astonished to hear that there are numerous of things to do that are not charged. First in the list is the visit to Lincoln Park which is open 365 days a year and admission is free of charge. This park is a home to over 1200 animals ranging from wild lions, tigers, bears etc. you can watch domesticated pets in the  [...]
    Posted at May 27th, 2009 at 08:05 am
  • Los Angeles City – The City Of Angels
    Los Angeles City – The City Of Angels
    Los Angeles is the largest city in California and has attained its name as the centre of technology, performing arts and trade. It is also home to many interesting and amazing places and hence tourists all over the world flock to Los Angeles for business and pleasure. This city is like a magnet that pulls in crowds from world over; there are always tourists some after the glitterati and most with kids for outright enjoyment for a lifetime. Located in the close vicinity of this city, the Walt Disney World is worth a visit during your trip to America.  Six Flags Magic Mountain is another theme park which is situated in Valencia which features more than 100 rides. The Knott Berry Farm in Buena Park features the Old West atmosphere including live performances, amusing rides and shopping. For people who wish to escape the tourist crowds  [...]
    Posted at May 26th, 2009 at 06:05 pm
  • Walt Disney World A Memorable Holiday Option
    Walt Disney World A Memorable Holiday Option
    Your travel to America would be incomplete without visiting the Walt Disney land. Disney land Park is known to be the Happiest Place on Earth. Since its commencement in 1955 it has defined the standard for family recreation as the first Themed Park. Disney land is a part of the Disney resort which is spread across 85 acres of land and offers more than 60 attractions. There are four theme parks which would excite everybody viz. Animal kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studio, Epcot, Magic Kingdom. There is always something special happening at Walt Disney World, it is crucial  check the new events that will be on the date of your travel. Animal Kingdom is spread across 500 acres of land and is home to 1700 animals representing 250 different species. As the parks perennial icon, “The tree of life” stands tall in the distance as you  [...]
    Posted at May 26th, 2009 at 08:05 am
  • San Francisco
    San Francisco
    San Francisco is situated on the west coast of America, bordered by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco bay and is a perfect vacation getaway. If you are a foodie you should definitely visit Taqueria Cancun and Farolito and Mission district lodges some of the finest places that offer mouth-watering tapas (beef meat) and burritos. San Francisco is known for its diversity – from the hippie haunts of Haight-Ashbury to Chinatown. The stunning view of the Pacific Ocean and the modern, cosmopolitan vibe of San Francisco offer a reason to visit this gem on California’s coast. Some of the places which are worth visiting are listed below. Alcatraz: Alcatraz Island, located in the middle of San Francisco bay, is an infamous federal penitentiary. You can walk through the cell blocks where Al Capone, the Birdman of Alcatraz, and  [...]
    Posted at May 25th, 2009 at 07:05 pm
  • Enchanting Thailand Beaches – Pattaya Beach, Phuket Beach
    Enchanting Thailand Beaches – Pattaya Beach, Phuket Beach
    Thailand beaches will spark your senses with its breezy beach fronts, indulging Thai massages, enthralling shorelines and hidden islands. One is bound to be mesmerized by its regal limestone deposit islands at the Andaman Sea and the serene settings of the villages lacing the Mekong River. Pattaya Beach, located in conjunction with the central part of the city, has numerous opportunities for the avid buyer with scores of shopping arenas, hotels and bars for relaxation. Pattaya which factually means the wind of the south west monsoons was initially a quaint fishing village. In the recent years it has gained popularity as a top notch, globally renowned beach retreat. One can undertake numerous adventure sports like parasailing, snorkelling, and surfing or simply stroll down the sun kissed, golden hued sandy beach. Pattaya Beach is  [...]
    Posted at May 25th, 2009 at 10:05 am
  • Rotorua – Land Of Geothermal Bliss And Lake Scapes
    Rotorua – Land Of Geothermal Bliss And Lake Scapes
    For those who seek the pleasures of the old world where you were one with nature, revelling in the joyous charms of baiting fish, long winding strolls along vegetated trails, rowing or paddling your own boat or deriving thrills in plunging through an innate water hole, then Rotorua is the perfect family expedition for you. The city of Rotorua located on the North island of New Zealand. This place is located in an area that is the one of the final remnants of geo-thermally active sites worldwide. The warm therapeutic waters beacon one and all for a skinny dipping session. Set amidst beautiful landscapes of bubbling geothermal activity, hot water springs and mud pools is the quaint village of Whakarewarewa located in Rotorua, the core of the North Island. According to Maori history, this was the place where the fire goddess sprung  [...]
    Posted at May 25th, 2009 at 05:05 am
  • Statue Of Liberty Enlightening The World
    Statue Of Liberty Enlightening The World
    New York in Manhattan is a city that is abuzz with skyscrapers and modern achievements in construction and design; it stands alone on the East Coast of North America as an exemplar of man’s achievements in commercial and residential living. The New York city is well known as a city of sky scrapers, successful business district and also ground to notable buildings, such as the Empire State and Chrysler which are easily recognizable the world over. One key monument that literally exemplifies this aesthetic is the Statue of Liberty, which is situated on Liberty Island, in New York Harbour. This statue was gifted to America by the people of France in 1886 as a gift to commemorate the centennial of the Declaration of Independence, and as a symbol of the friendship forged between the two countries during the American Revolution.   [...]
    Posted at May 24th, 2009 at 10:05 pm
  • 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
  • Caracol … Place of Three Hills
    Caracol … Place of Three Hills
    If all Belize Mayan sites have to be ranked for there importance and grandeur then Caracol would be placed on top of the list. Caracol, or El Caracol as it is locally known lies in the foothills of Maya Mountains at an altitude of 1,500 feet. The city is surrounded by dense forest and lies on the Vaca Plateau. Caracol is one of the largest ancient Maya cities and covers an area of 65 square miles and at its peak had a population of over 2,00,000 people. Mayan settlers moved to Caracol around 1200 BC but the bulk of construction happened in between 300 AD and 800 AD. Archeologists have significant proof that the city attacked and conquered Tikal in 562 AD. Later the city also conquered Naranjo in AD 631. These two conquests boosted the military and economic might of the city and propelled population grown in the region. The main structure  [...]
    Posted at May 22nd, 2009 at 01:05 am
  • Altun Ha Ruins of Belize
    Altun Ha Ruins of Belize
    Altun Ha which means Rockstone Pond has been a settlement since 250 BC and is an hour by road for Belize City. It gets its name from the neighboring village of Rockstone Pond. Construction of the main buildings started in the city around 100 AD and continued till the 10th century. It is believed that there was mass looting in Altun Ha in the year 900 AD and it was a form of revolt against the ruler of the city. The city has an area of around 5 square miles. The main structures in the city are the two central plazas which are surrounded by towering temples. At its peak the city was inhabited by over 10,000 inhabitants and was an important trading centre in the region. The largest pyramid in The Temple of the Masonry Altars and has a height of 54 feet. It is thought to have been the focal point of the community’s religious activities  [...]
    Posted at May 21st, 2009 at 05:05 pm