Vacation in the Lake District

Beat Stress This Year in the Lake District

Vacation in the Lake District

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Although it’s generally true that there’s nothing like a good holiday to unwind, far too often the break that we end up having turns out to be nothing like a good holiday. The hassles of airport queuing, dodgy accommodation, bored kids and unexpected expenses on foreign holidays can all conspire to undermine any of that precious relaxation you were hoping for. This is one of the reasons for the increase in popularity of the “staycation” in recent years – helping to keep the travel hassles to a minimum and the holiday well within budget.

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Zanzibar, The Stunning Stone Town in Tanzania

Zanzibar

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If you are interested in historical building, maybe you will be excited to know that there are several world heritage sites that are altogether in a complex. It is the Stone Town of Zanzibar. It is a nice example of the Swahili coastal trading towns in East Africa. There are many buildings and its materials that represent its particular culture. It was the combination between local culture and some other cultures such as Arab, India and Europe. It is very appropriate for you to visit this exotic and historical building. This stunning city is the best choice to release the burden of urban cities. Continue reading

The Challenging Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

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Kilimanjaro is not the strange name among the travelers. The nature challenger around the world must know even understand much about Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro is a mount situated in the northeast of Tanzania. The top of Kilimanajro is the highest point in Africa, with the height of 5,895 meters above sea level. It is an inactive strato-volcano that attracts many challengers to reach it. The name Kilimanjaro comes from Swahili. Kilima means mountain, and Njaro means shining. Maybe this is not the real name, because the mountain has various names. Whatever the names, Kilimanjaro is still an impressive and beautiful mountain. It is one of East African treasure. Continue reading

Enjoy the Beautiful Scenery in Challenging Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Picture

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Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is the best site to enjoy the breathtaking view around it. It is a very simple, but a really famous rope bridge in Country Antrim, Northern Ireland. The bridge is the way to the tiny island of Carrickarede. The bridge is like a classic silhouette. It spans 20 meters and about 30 meters above the rocks. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge was firstly constructed about 350 years ago. Today’s construction is the last done in 2008, and it has undergone many renovations. It is suspected that the salmon fisherman who firstly thought about this bridge. It was reconstructed in 1970 with only one handrail and large gaps between the slats. The next renovation is in 2000, it is tested up to ten tones. 2004 reconstruction is better, it offers safer passage to the island for visitors and fishermen. Today’s wire rope was start using in 2008.

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Meteora, The Outstanding Rock in Greece

Meteora Picture

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If you miss a natural and outstanding place to be adored, Meteora can be inserted to your list. Meteora is located in Thessaly, Central Greece, and few miles northwest of Kalambaka. The monasteries are the most interesting to see on the top of rock towers. Meteora is one of the best choices to visit. It is not only the pride of Greece, but also the real impressive rocks area. There are twenty four monasteries on the rock with difficult and incredible. This wonderful view from the 15th century and in the 16th century it was painted by the Byzantine. Continue reading

Top 5 Famous Buildings in France

France is one of the most romantic countries in the world. It provides so many beautiful places and landmarks that known by people from around the world. Besides, France also becomes one the most favorite countries to be visited by tourists. The landmarks or monuments in France spread in every regions of the country. But most of them are located in Paris, the capital of France. So, in this chance, I will give you information about top 5 most famous buildings or monuments in France.

#1. Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower, Famous Building in France

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The Great Zimbabwe Ruins Location, Facts and Pictures

The Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Location and Facts

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The Great Zimbabwe Ruins is situated approximately 30 kilometers from Masvingo on the altitude of 100 m, and the region of the Bantu/ Shona people. It is one of the most significant archeological sites in Africa. The existence of the Great Zimbabwe Ruins proves the civilization of the Shona. It shows that a great city ever existed here from between 11th and 15th century with more than 18.000 inhabitants during its heyday. The city covers nearly 80 ha and was a main trading center. The property, nowadays, was divided into three groups, namely Hill Ruins, the Great Enclosure and the Valley Ruins. Continue reading