Archive for May, 2009

  • Teotihuacan… Where Men Become Gods
    Teotihuacan… Where Men Become Gods
    The mysterious city is located 30 miles north of Mexico City and at its peak around 600 AD it was the sixth largest city in the world. The archeologists have found that the city was far more advanced than any European city of its time. At its peak it is believed that the city had a population of over 250,000 people. The biggest mystery about the city is its history, culture and about the inhabitants. The city was later occupied by Toltec’s and later by Aztec’s who believed that the city was the origin of the Universe. Teotihuacan’s decline was almost as rapid as its rise to prominence. The city has a broad central avenue which is often referred as “Avenue of the Dead”.  The central avenue is flanked by Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. The Pyramid of the Sun is the third largest Pyramid in the  [...]
    Posted at May 17th, 2009 at 12:05 am
  • Enjoy Your Winter holidays In New Zealand
    Enjoy Your Winter holidays In New Zealand
    Are you looking at a weekend getaway in New Zealand? Or do you wish to enjoy the winters in the southern Hemisphere. ? Do not worry winters in southern hemispheres are not always frosty. You can visit Queenstown, in New Zealand to enjoy the winter festival. Queenstown International airport which is situated 10 kms from the city centre serves as a hub for major international and domestic airlines.  If you prefer to drive you will find the route wonderfully scenic. On the shores of Lake Wakatipu, surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, Queenstown is the ideal location for an extravagant winter festival.  The American express Queenstown winter festival attracts around 60000 people for a 10 days fair which has a frenzy of concerts, balls, competition, races, fireworks, bands, comedy, debates, food and wine and whatever you can  [...]
    Posted at May 16th, 2009 at 04:05 pm
  • Swine Flu Plays Spoilsport For Tourism
    Swine Flu Plays Spoilsport For Tourism
    There are people all around the globe who are who are following the news of swine flu. Health officials have repeatedly stated that people cannot contract swine flu from eating pork or pork products. However, this does not imply that eating meat is safe.  After bird flu and recession, it is swine flu that is threatening to hamper this year’s tourism in a big way. There is a million dollar blow to the tourism industry.   Even as the tourism industry which was trying to come out of recession, swine flu has broken the back bone of this sector. There are many airlines that are feeling the pinch by having considerable low bookings and a high number of cancellations. Hotel operators are also seeing travelers postpone their plans. There is great fear among tourist who have planned their travel itineraries particularly to places like  [...]
    Posted at May 16th, 2009 at 07:05 am
  • Travel To Greece Islands
    Travel To Greece Islands
    Greece, located at the southern end of Europe, despite its marked small shape, is a rich amalgamation of cross cultural societies, awe inspiring past and exciting picture perfect locations. One can simply be spellbound by the great variations one can find, right from pristine olive plantations, centuries old historical sites, gorgeous beaches and picturesque mountain ranges. Greece has an extensive coastline spanning thousands of kilometers with half the length found around the 1400 islands of which 169 are occupied, Crete, being the largest of them all, known for its olive plantation. One can undertake several adventure activities like parasailing, surfing, deep sea diving in these well equipped beaches, many of whom have been honored with the Blue Flag award for their state-of-the-art facilities and effective management of their  [...]
    Posted at May 15th, 2009 at 01:05 am
  • 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
  • The Lost City of the Incas… Machu Picchu
    The Lost City of the Incas… Machu Picchu
    A city built in the classical Inca style, which bring to life the heritage and the past of the Inca civilization. The city is an absolute masterpiece of architecture and a unique testimony to the Inca civilization. The lost city is located at an altitude of 2,430 meters on the ridge of the mount Machu Picchu in the Andes mountain range in Peru. One get astonished with the quality of architecture in the city with blocks of stones cut in precise shapes to fit in to form structures without mortar. It is this quality of mason work that has made this city to stand the testament of time. There has always been a question mark on how the Incas moved enormous blocks of stones on such inclined slops of the mountain to reach the city. There are about 140 structures including residence blocks, Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, the Room of  [...]
    Posted at May 13th, 2009 at 09:05 pm
  • New Zealand Comprising Of Beautiful Wonders (worth seeing)
    New Zealand Comprising Of Beautiful Wonders (worth seeing)
    White Island: It is an active volcano which is name by Captain Cook who always thought it to be covered with white clouds and therefore it got its name as ‘White Island’. It is located at the Bay of Plenty which is headed toward the north of the island. This island was also a location for sulfur mining which resulted in a great disaster because of a massive volcanic eruption. To visit this place helicopter and boat trips are available which leave daily from Whakatane. Milford Sound: It’s a fjord where number of boat tour operations takes place which are operated from Harbor. Many trips are made to this wonderful place which leaves from Queenstown as it is nearest to Milford. Milford is also famous for hiking and tracking and is most popular around the world. It has limitations for the hikers that are not  [...]
    Posted at May 4th, 2009 at 04:05 am