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This is a lovely country blessed with indescribable beauty,majestic mountain ranges and valleys, several waterfalls, lakes, rivers, beautiful coastlines, indigenous forests, an abundance of flora, spectacular passes, lovely beaches, mineral springs, and caves. It's home of a wide variety of birds,wildlife and marine life.
South Africa, because of it's historical background, strong Eurocentric influence ( modern infrastructure, historical buildings, towns, houses, churches, etc) along w ...more
Since time memorial, Switzerland has proved itself as one of the most cherished tourist destinations. Every part of this country seems to be caressed and lying in the lap of nature. The land of magical Alps Mountains, Lake Maggiore and the home of cities like Zurich and Bern need no introduction.
An Encounter with the Swiss Cities
Switzerland greets you with one of the most beautiful cities on earth-Zurich. This metropoplis is a significant financial center in the world. Apart fro ...more
Say "Greenland" and a traveler immediately thinks of a giant slab of ice. With attractions such as Disko Bay, Motzfeldt So Lake, and the hikes around Qaqortoq, Greenland is great for travelers looking for something off the beaten path.
Disko Bay is the home to massive icebergs. By massive, I am talking icebergs the size of large buildings. The icebergs are simply everywhere. Watching one of these giants shrug off a few hundred thousand pounds of ice is a sight you will n ...more
SYDNEY IS THE PLACE TO VISIT IN 2005! Welcome to a land where convicts were the first settlers, where kangaroos, koalas, and wombats still roam, and where everything seems a little different. When it is summer here, it is winter there. The Pacific Ocean is on their east coast. Driving on the left is right. Welcome to Australia and the land Downunder!
Having just returned from a delightful visit to Sydney, I can say that Sydney tops my list of favorite cities. The people there are very f ...more
Each tourist season we collect these little anecdotes that American tourist seem so willing to provide. All we have to do is sit in the main plaza with pen and notebook in hand. Enjoy!
Old American Male: What's there to do in this town?
Sweet Mexican woman: Have you tried visiting our city's churches?
Old American Male: I've been all over the world and have seen more churches than I care to remember. I don't need to see any more God d***ed churches.
High School America ...more
Just south of Monterey lies the beach city of Carmel, California also known as Carmel By The Sea. Although the city has a population of less than 5,000 people it has over 90 art galleries, numerous antique shops, 14 churches, more than 50 hotels, resorts and inns, 2 golf courses, several restaurants and outdoor cafes, over a dozen wineries and tasting Rooms and numerous souvenir and boutique shops.
Carmel which is famous for having had Clint Eastwood as mayor and has also been the resid ...more
Argentina is on the way back from the economic crisis of the last few years. If you are looking for a travel destination, Argentina is amazing and cheap.
While Argentina has unlimited beauty, it also has unlimited corruption. The massive corruption finally lead to an economic crisis at the turn of the century. With the currency devalued and jobs hard to find, Argentina was a decidedly dangerous place for travelers. At one point, the country was going through Presid ...more
Just returning from a wonderful trip to Puerto Vallarta, I've decided that tropical vacations are good for the "soul". It's important to take the time to get a way from the everyday routine.
What a different "To do" list you find yourself making:
* Open window or balcony so surf can rock you to sleep each night.
* Apply plenty of sunscreen (don't forget the top of your feet).
* Relax, enjoy.
* Make time for sunset each and everyday.
* Spend time with your ...more
Southern Africa is truly a unique and culturally diverse country, with an eclectic mix of wilderness and metropolis, wildlife and nightlife, Old Africa and the New World. My Itinerary began with two days of sightseeing in the water front city of Cape Town, the oldest European settled city on the African continent. From our cable car ascent up Table Mountain we walked along trails with outstanding sea views. Other city sights included Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, the C ...more
As many Greeks will tell you, the Greek language is a very rich language and when a native speaker is in action, it is often also accompanied by a rich variety of facial and hand gestures. These serve, both consciously and unconsciously, to give emphasis to that which is being said, or can be used on their own as a non-verbal response.
Greeks do not usually shake their heads from side to side to indicate a negative response i.e. "no". Instead they tilt the head upwar ...more