Croatia: A Classic Destination To Visit
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To experience the overwhelming beauty of nature a trip to Croatia is a must, and the memories of this trip will be etched in your heart for eternity. Behind the overwhelming beauty of Croatia lies a tumultuous history of conquest by Greeks, Romans, Turks, Venetian emperors, to name a few, but mother nature has been kind to the country to overcome all the conquests and still retain its old world charm  [...]

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Haute Route: Walking the ski trail from Argentiere to Zermatt
November 30, 2010 | Adventure Travel | No Comment
Haute Route: Walking the ski trail from Argentiere to Zermatt
The Zermatt Haute Route is the high level walk path that must be explored by all those who take pleasure in mountains and possess the talent to pass through the chilled glaciers along with the unknown risks of the crevasses. Adventurously and ironically sadly, I have walked in both the ways, but unfortunately the weather was bad due to which I just could not cover up the technically tough route from Cabane de Valasorey to Cabane de Chanrion. Beginning from Argentiere, the best way to take up this walking route is to take up a ski lift to reach at the uppermost station. Avoid taking up an easy walk over the meadow of Alpine and then through glacial moraine that takes one to the ‘Albert Premier’ hut. However, for a stay, it is one of the most recommended places here. Your initial half of  [...]


Ancient Athens: Historic itinerary of 3 days
November 29, 2010 | Historic Destination | No Comment
Ancient Athens: Historic itinerary of 3 days
Welcome to the 3000-year-old city! Is there anyone who does not know about this legendary Greek city? Well, the ancient Athens does not leave any room for the answer to be ‘no’. If you Visit Athens, you will realize that this town is the home of contradictions that fascinates as well as resists people. However, the most admirable feature of Ancient Athens is its assorted scenery that has emerged from the miscellaneous cultures populating and invading the city throughout its chaotic past. And yes, the presence of preserved Ancient Athens does not mean that the city has not progressed to modernization. The biggest evidence for this is the hosting of the 2004 Olympics here. Today, Athens anticipates you with masses of tourists, abundant noise, and sandy streets; but the museums and the ancient  [...]


Torres del Paine: It’s a Pleasure
November 26, 2010 | Adventure Travel | No Comment
Torres del Paine: It’s a Pleasure
Torres del Paine National Park is separated from a fair distance from Santiago, which is the capital of Chile. The geography toward the south of the country is uneven. The climate, too, is not consistent. This makes Torres del Paine National Park a worthy place to visit. Adventure lovers will keep begging for more.The weather at Torres del Paine National Park can get rough. During summer days, the winds reach top speeds. Rain is not very frequent. In addition, do not expect snow storms.You can reach Torres del Paine National Park from three points: Puerto Sarmiento, Amarga Lagoon, and Azul Lagoon. There are seven centers for day-care, which are home to outdoor tours and activities.Torres del Paine National Park is universally renowned to be a beautiful nature spot. It seems that the hands of  [...]


Alhambra Palace: Full of Surprises
November 25, 2010 | Historic Destination | No Comment
Alhambra Palace: Full of Surprises
Alhambra Palace has served as a citadel and fortress. It was home to the Nasrid Sultans, officials of the government, court servants, and respected soldiers belonging to the Nasrid Dynasty. The dynasty was in power from 1238 to 1492. The dynasty was the ultimate   Islamic sultanate situated on the Iberian Peninsula. Alhambra Palace is arguably one of the most beautiful Islamic structures along with Mezquita of Cordoba.The Sultans of Nasrid chose Sabika hill as the site for their wonderful court. Alhambra Palace is located in the foothills of Sierra Nevada, along the Granada Plains. Alhambra Palace served as the vantage point for the kingdom. The older buildings belonging to the 13th century were mainly watchtowers. Some of them date back to the 11th century. It has been transformed into a  [...]


Tulum Ruins: Pride of Mexico
November 24, 2010 | Historic Destination | No Comment
Tulum Ruins: Pride of Mexico
The fame of Tulum rests on its unique location. It is situated on a bluff that faces the sun. Tourists get a spectacular view of the Caribbean Islands. Tulum literally means ‘wall’ in Mayan culture. The city got its name because it was predominantly a walled city. There are not many structures that can compete with Tulum.Research indicates that Tulum ruins were previously known as Zama or ‘dawn’. Its location makes the title apt. The city got the name Tulum following the exploration work of Stephens and Catherwood in the year 1841. This happened just prior to the Caste War in 1847. Both explorers ordered clearing of trees. Catherwood also made several illustrations of temples. These were later published in the book entitled Incidents of Travel in Yucatan. The actual discovery of Tulum  [...]


Redwood National Park: A Natural Wonder
November 23, 2010 | Travel Destinations | No Comment
Redwood National Park: A Natural Wonder
The coast redwoods are the greatest natural treasure of America. They are also among the tallest trees on the planet. Redwood National Park has been home to several species of these trees, which are simply magnificent. The lands of Redwood National Park are located along Northern California’s coast. Redwood National Park is situated between Orick and Crescent City. The park contains nearly 40% of the redwood forest. The forest once thrived along the north central and northern coast of California. Redwood National Park is spread over 75,452 acres. It includes 19,640 acres of old forests. Redwood National is not very large, but it is a sight to behold. The park comprises of four distinct units: Redwood National Park and three parks, including Jedediah Smith, Prairie Creek Redwoods, and Del  [...]


Godwin Austen: Scale it
November 22, 2010 | Adventure Travel | No Comment
Godwin Austen: Scale it
Godwin Austen Peak is also known as K2. Godwin Austen is called ‘Chogo Ri’ by the local inhabitants. It literally means ‘the Great Mountain’. Godwin Austen stands at an impressive height of 8611 meters. It is the world’s second highest mountain peak. Godwin Austen is situated on the China—Pakistan border. Godwin Austen adorns the powerful Karakoram Range. The routes that lead to Godwin Austen are not simple, making it one of the most challenging peaks to climb. The sheer size of the mountain is likely to give you goose bumps. Many attempts have been made, especially by Americans, to scale this peak. Most of these attempts have been unsuccessful. Godwin Austen is a rocky terrain stretching up to 6000 meters. Beyond it lies an ocean of snow. Skardu leads to the base camp of Godwin  [...]


Templo Mayor: A Classic Temple
November 19, 2010 | Historic Destination | No Comment
Templo Mayor: A Classic Temple
Templo Mayor or Great Temple is a temple belonging to Aztec times. It was discovered recently in the heart of present-day Mexico City. It was constructed in the fourteenth century to honor the Aztec gods of war and water. According to sources belonging to the Aztec era, the current spot was chosen for the temple’s construction because an eagle was perched on top of a cactus plant. It was seen devouring a snake. This was seen as fulfillment of a prophecy. Templo Mayor’s construction began in 1325 AD. During the next two centuries, the temple was expanded. During the Spanish Conquest of 1521, the structure became a focal point for the religious lives of nearly 300,000 individuals. The Spaniards destroyed the Templo Mayor completely during their conquest of Tenochtitlan. The site seemed to  [...]


Hagia Sophia of Constantinople: Pure Delight
November 18, 2010 | Historic Destination | No Comment
Hagia Sophia of Constantinople: Pure Delight
Hagia Sophia of Constantinople is also known as the Church of Holy Wisdom. Hagia Sophia is a former church belonging to the Byzantine era. It served as an Ottoman mosque in the city of Istanbul. Hagia Sophia is presently a museum. It is considered as one of the fine monuments in the world. Presently, the original Hagia Sophia is completely destroyed. Constantine the Great undertook the construction of this monument in the fourth century. Constantine served as the first, Catholic emperor. He founded the city of Constantinople. He called this city ‘new Rome’. Hagia Sophia of Constantinople is a premier church, located in an important city. When the church was eventually destroyed, the emperor’s son, Constantius, and the then emperor Theodosius, undertook the construction of a second one.  [...]


Mohenjo Daro: The rich Indus Valley civilization
November 17, 2010 | Historic Destination | One Comment
Mohenjo Daro: The rich Indus Valley civilization
Exactly meaning the Mound of the Dead, Mohenjo Daro refers to an ancient civilization that once was the pride of the Indus valley. However, even today this lost city of the Indus valley is continuing to be the most visited site in Pakistan for two reasons – archaeology and tourism. Also known as the Ancient Indus Valley Metropolis, the Mohenjo Daro civilization is now in ruins, but is designated as a World Heritage site. We all have read about it in our history books, but what is more interesting about it is the fact that it is among the largest city-settlements adorning the Sindh Province in Pakistan. The archaeologists are of the opinion that the Mohenjo Daro civilization was set in 2600 BCE and that it was considered as among the early urban communities on the planet. As per the excavation,  [...]


Pamukkale in Turkey: Behold the terraced water pools
November 16, 2010 | Travel Destinations | No Comment
Pamukkale in Turkey: Behold the terraced water pools
Nestled in the southwest district of Denizli, Pamukkale in Turkey has attained international recognition because of shimmering natural pools. It is a complex of terraced pools that has gained the attention of many experts as well as tourists since the ancient times. The Pamukkale pools are located in the Inner Aegean region that adorns the River Menderes’ valley where there is continuous moderate climate. Pamukkale in Turkey has now become one of the top tourist destinations because of its this unusual wonder that feature glowing white cascades. Pamukkale is a Turkish name, which in English stands for a ‘cotton castle’. It is made up of two words wherein pamuk indicates ‘cotton’, while kale means ‘castle’. This natural spectacle has been named so due to that catchy white color  [...]