Alhambra Palace: Full of Surprises
November 25, 2010 – 3:38 am | No Comment
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  [...]

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The Real Road Trip Of South Dakota
November 5, 2009 – 11:05 pm | 5 Comments
The Real Road Trip Of South Dakota
Stunningly beautiful sights, abundant wildlife, sturdy mountains, striking roads and amazing parks with a rich history is what the southwest segment of South Dakota is all about, when it comes to a long drive. Overview When ground route was the sole mode of transportation for the people of this country, South Dakota named the Grand Central Station of the American west. The preamble into the east indicates the start of a beautiful journey in two astonishing but different panoramas starting from buttes of Badlands, evergreen mountains, rodents-filled Prairie Dog town, and some beautifully designed highways. The famous Mount Rushmore carved to scare motorists out of South Dakota, attracts around three million viewers each year. According to Kapco, director of Adams Museum, Visitors arrive to get  [...]


Around Town: Commuting To And In Cape Town
November 5, 2009 – 9:39 pm | No Comment
Around Town: Commuting To And In Cape Town
Getting to Cape Town Air Route Approximately, flight to Cape Town from London takes 11 hours 20 minutes; from New York it’s 17 hours; Los Angeles is 25 hours; Toronto is 19 hours and that from Sydney it takes 16 hours. Cape Town International Airport is located 22km (15.5 miles) east of Cape Town's city centre. From the Cairo international airport, there are shuttle buses to take you to the city. There are many services for the convenience of tourists, and information desks as well. Posh hotels can arrange a taxi for you, if asked for the same in advance.  There are metered taxis as well. On water The Cape Town Harbour has always been a strategic place of commuting and a major trading place as well. This was the place the western countries had to cross to get to Pacific Ocean. The harbor  [...]


Stunning Museums Around The World
November 5, 2009 – 6:59 pm | No Comment
Stunning Museums Around The World
There are innumerable museums allover the globe; even though one loves viewing legendary museums, architectures, exhibition of famous paintings and historic collection, one cannot devote his or her entire life’s vacation for viewing collection created by artists one haven’t even heard of. They desire to see the most famous and applauded works, isn’t it? So, I have come out with a list of top museums around the world. The Museums that I have tracked in my list are the most popular and admired ones because of their significant collections, reputed works in the fields of art and architecture. Even, those who don’t have any idea regarding art and architectural works can head to these museums as these museums are geared in full force to fascinate you. 1. Le Louvre, Paris, France Originally,  [...]


Getaways around Cape Town
November 5, 2009 – 2:51 pm | No Comment
Getaways around Cape Town
The local people of a city are a busy lot with regular work, which does not leave them with much time to enjoy the beauties of the places they are in. The only time they can then spare are perhaps the weekends. In such circumstances, destinations close by that can be visited in a day, serve as the much needed respite for the local people. Giving such respite to the local people, there are a lot of destinations at some distance from the main city of Cape Town. Not only do the make pleasant short trips for tourists, they serve as stress-buster getaways for the local people, giving then a respite from the rushes of a city life. Here are some places worth a short tour. 1.Blouberg At less than half-an-hour drive from Cape Town city, on the west coast of the Table Bay, is the Blouberg beach. This  [...]


Big Island For A Big Drive
November 5, 2009 – 12:17 pm | No Comment
Big Island For A Big Drive
Big Island, Hawaii Witnessing the Big Island of Hawaii under the seatbelts through roadways is an absolutely different way of looking at it. The scenic amalgamation of gorgeous landscapes, forest woods, evening beaches, cool highlands, lava desert, soaring mountains with cliff-edged paths, and the plummeting valleys is very distinct from any other views in United States. It’s an island of enormous beauty with aura of mysterious Polynesians, who inhabited here many centuries ago. Introduction ”Big Island” the name suggests it all. Yes, it’s the biggest island; bigger than all the other Hawaiian Islands combined together. It’s the only island that’s volcanically active, known for its native culture, famous for coffee plantation, and the historic places along with beautiful scenes.  [...]


Cape Town: Attractions For All
November 5, 2009 – 9:36 am | No Comment
Cape Town: Attractions For All
No matter where your interests as a tourist lie, Cape Town caters to all your needs. If you are an adventure person, there are all kind of activities for you, under water or outside it. If you like being in the wild, you could pitch in the South Africa Safari in your trip here. If amusement park amuses you, there is the Ratanga Junction Theme Park to bring you joy with all its rides. For those who enjoy their calm, quiet moments, there are beaches and a lot many of them. The best thing about a trip to Cairo is that you do not need to make that difficult choice between sea or mountain, wild life or marine life, calm and quiet moments or sports and other activities. This is the place for one and all. 1.Table Mountain Standing 1,086 meters high, Table Mountain makes for a canvas for the amazingly  [...]


The Elegance Of Amalfi Coast
November 5, 2009 – 7:23 am | No Comment
The Elegance Of Amalfi Coast
A drive through Italy’s most beautiful gush of coastline, the Costiera Amilfitana (Amalfi Coast) is a panorama filled with towering bluffs, lush green gardens, pallid-shaded villages, sheathed with green mountains and turquoise sea-water. Précis The scenic coast of Amalfi lies on the southern edge of Sorrento Peninsula, which is a cliff-edged cape walking though the mainland at the southern part of the Bay of Naples.  The route on this coast passes through some of the legendary towns - Amalfi, Positano and Ravello, which have mesmerized and enthused creative personalities like writer Giovanni Boccaccio from 14th Century, composer Richard wanger from 19th Century and Playwright Tennessee Williams from 20th Century. Nautical Salerno One of the busiest ports in Italy, Salerno, is known amongst  [...]


Canadian Jewel – Banff And Jasper National Parks
November 5, 2009 – 4:22 am | No Comment
Canadian Jewel – Banff And Jasper National Parks
The bracing panorama of dense woods, cliffs and glaciers is a coalesce effect of a magnificent drive starting on the edge of the Great Plains and climbing through remarkable mountain vista of Banff and Jasper National Parks. The western part of Canada reveals some beautiful natural and historic elements, making it famous all over the globe. The Roadmap The exquisite trip of western Canada instigates near Calgary, flowing 84 miles west to the border of Banff which then progresses 36 miles northwest to Lake Louise through the heart of Banff. Forward. The forward route of 144 miles advances towards Icefield Parkway which is amongst the world’s most spectacular roadways, farther north to Jasper. Historic buildings, campfires and the sights of elk, bears, and other wild animals enriches this journey  [...]


Exceptional New York City
November 5, 2009 – 2:59 am | No Comment
Exceptional New York City
Once upon a time the tremendous New York City was the one big tourist destination which didn’t needed to be sold, especially from the reign of Rudy Giuliani who transformed “Big Apple” into a cosmopolitan city. This city was a fantasy land for tourists all over the world, without exhibiting any advertisements. Nor did they need to peddle its positive traits; neither did they need to convince anyone to travel to this city frequently. New York had left its permanent impression as the ‘must-visit spot’ in the minds of people. Things have changed over the time and the people’s fears are overpowering the glorification of New York City and intimidating there souls for making a visit to this wondrous land. All these internal fears have surmounted our minds ultimately standing as a hurdle  [...]


Culture And Festivals Of Cairo
November 5, 2009 – 12:12 am | One Comment
Culture And Festivals Of Cairo
With a history of varied civilizations, the Egyptian culture is rich and vibrant. The way of life in the city of Cairo, the capital city of Egypt, reflects this. Religious beliefs, night life, old and new shopping centers, remains of old structures and new areas to hang out at, all this and more are woven together, attracting tourist for a feast of experiences. Islam has a notable contribution in the city’s culture in all its forms – dance, music, food, structures to name a few. Arabic and culture from the neighboring communities influence the way of living in Cairo and in fact, whole of Egypt. A number of cultural centers, such as the Cairo Opera House or the National Cultural Center of Cairo offer a platform for you to experience the Cairo life. These places hold concerts, dance operas,  [...]