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Apr 2, 2012 - Destinations    No Comments

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon is the perfect place for people that love hiking, because it offers many stunning landscapes, and shows you the beauty of nature, and because of that it is also known as a big inspiration for artists. The Grand Canyon is an enormous national park located in Arizona. It is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,000 feet / 1,800 metres). There are many hospitable hotels that will gladly welcome you. Although the South Rim is the most accessible part of the park and is open all year, there’s a big attraction located at the West Rim, on the Hualapai Nation, called Skywalk, which is a half round bridge made of glass which reaches the height of 4000ft. You can have a great time on the skywalk watching traditional performances by Hualapai tribe members, taking a one-day white water rafting tour, landing in a helicopter at the bottom of the Grand Canyon or staying overnight in one of the cabins at the Hualapai Ranch. If you are hiking across the canyon, the South Kaibab Trail crosses the Colorado River on a narrow foot bridge 70 feet (21 meters) above the water. It is a 21 mile (34 km) hike to go from “Rim To Rim,” which is followed by a 1 mile (1.6 km) climb. That makes it an overnight hiking trip for most of the hikers. Colorado River is carved in the Grand Canyon and gives it its characteristic shape. It is believed that Colorado River established its course through the canyon at least 17 million years ago and ever Since then, the Colorado River continued to erode and form the canyon to its present day configuration.
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Mar 31, 2012 - Destinations    2 Comments

Bora Bora

Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean known for being exotic, romantic and peaceful. It is one of those islands that many refer to as Paradise on Earth. This is an island where many couples choose to go for their honeymoons because of its above noted qualities. Over the last couple of years several resorts have been built on motu (which are small islands) surrounding the lagoon. Ever since Hotel Bora Bora was built 30 years ago the over-water bungalows became a standard feature of most Bora Bora resorts. The quality of those bungalows ranges from comparably cheap, basic accommodations to very luxurious and expensive places to stay, although this doesn’t change the fact that your are surely going to enjoy your stay. As far as languages go, you don’t need to worry since most of the people there know how to speak English although French and Tahitian are their main languages. There is no public transport on the island, but rental cars and bicycles are the recommended methods of transport. The popular activities in and around the lagoon of Bora Bora are snorkeling and scuba diving. Whether you are planning a romantic trip, a retirement vacation, or simply a fun trip with your friends, you will definitely come home with a smile.

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Mar 31, 2012 - Destinations    No Comments

Great Blue Hole of Belize

If you love swimming, diving or an adventure and if you ever find yourself visiting the coast of Belize, you definitely have to make it one of your priorities to visit the Great Blue Hole, world’s deepest sea-hole, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. The Great Blue Hole is located in Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, about 60 miles away from Belize City. It is believed that this hole is the world’s largest sea-hole. It is about 125 meters deep and its diameter is about 300 meters wide. It has been created as a cause of sea level increase during several episodes of Quaternary glaciation about 65,000 years ago. It is very popular amongst tourist who often visit the place because of its almost perfect circle shape. This place is most attractive for scuba divers who are exploring the depths of this hole. It is known that there are a plenty of cave networks in this place. Divers also have a chance to see plenty rare animal species and forms of life which can be found only in this place, which presents additional uniqueness to this place. Usually, dive trips to the Great Blue Hole are full-day trips, which include one dive in the Blue Hole and two further dives in nearby reefs. Recently diving has also been offered from the island Long Caye in the Lighthouse Reef only a couple of miles away from the Great Blue Hole. They offer 2 dives in the Blue Hole: North side and South side.

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