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5 Amazing Facts About The 7 Wonders Of The World

5 Amazing Facts About The 7 Wonders Of The World

Apr 19, 2014

As the Englishmen said, wonders will never cease, this is surely true considering the rate at which the dynamic world keeps on changing in terms of natural features and the trends of the wild life. However, the seven wonders of the world have left many dazzled due to their enchanting features that will blow your mind. However, all the paintings and drawings of these amazing wonders of the world stem from the imaginations of artists who lived long after the six wonders of the world perished. The oldest known reference to a 7 wonder listing is dated back to the 5th century BC by Herodotus, the famous Greek Historian. Some of the important lists were believed to have been kept in the Library of Alexandria. But sadly, in 48 BC, a calamitous fire consumed hundreds of irreplaceable scrolls documenting ancient history. This setback will not prevent our pursuit of knowing these amazing wonders of the world. Here are summary: Great Wall of China It’s considered to be the largest building in the world with about 5,499 miles long and 20 feet wide. It was built to link existing fortifications into a united defense system and kept invading Mongol tribes out of China. It is said that thousands of lives have been sacrificed to build this structure. It is said that the Great Wall is the only object that can be seen from space with the naked eye.(image by Terry Kearney) Chichen Itza This is a ruin on the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico. It is the most famous temple city, which served as the political and economic center of the Mayan civilization. During the spring and fall equinoxes, the sun directly falls upon on the Chichen Itza. Christ the Redeemer Found in Brazil, this statue of Jesus is 38 meters talon top of Corcovado Mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro. The statue took 5 years to build and is a quick symbol of city and welcoming warmth of the Brazilians. In 2010, there was a scandal involving an unknown artist who spray painted the sacred statue but later removed. The Roman Colosseum This amphitheater found in Italy was built to give favors to successful legionnaires and...

5 Affordable Resorts in Rio de Janeiro

5 Affordable Resorts in Rio de Janeiro

Mar 23, 2014

Everyone always has a lot of questions about money for their vacation. Therefore, while traveling money is always a factor. One should consider booking affordable resorts and restaurants which are not only safe but also convenient to the traveler. Rio de Janeiro is one of the countries in South America with stunning attraction sites and affordable resorts and restaurants. Here are the five best affordable resorts in Rio de Janeiro that would make your trip to the South America continent an exciting one. Itajuba Hotel It is located in Rio de Janeiro centre along Cinelandia subway station which is just 150 meters away the Municipal centre. It offers free Wi-Fi in public areas, air-conditioned rooms and 24-hour front desk service. All rooms at Hotel Itajuba contain a mini-bar, a TV, a seating area and a work desk. They are friendly styled and provide a private bathroom, bed linen and bath towels. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast each morning in the breakfast room. It includes a variety of specialties including fresh fruits, breads as well as a selection of hot and cold drinks. From Itajuba Hotel, Santos Dumont Airport is 1.5 km away and Flamengo Beach is 4 km away. Copacabana Beach can be reached within a 10-minute drive.(image by Itajubá Hotel) Hotel Sao Francisco It offers modern accommodations in downtown Rio de Janeiro, 1.5 km from Santos Dumont Airport. Have a well built rooftop pool, sauna and bar with panoramic city views and several restaurants. Tasteful wooden furnishings and light tiled floors are some of the amazing features of the hotel. Guests can enjoy a regional buffet as well as international gastronomy and fine wines served at Sao Chico. Its located 5 km from novo bus terminal, and 12.1 km from Galeao International Airport. Maracana stadium is 3 km away and the Sambodromo parade site can be reached within a 20-minute walk. Elegance Hotel It’s located in Catete, Rio de Janeiro and offers recently renovated rooms and free parking services. Its spacious rooms offer several amenities, among which queen beds and hairdryers. Air-conditioned rooms feature a flat screen TV with cable channels, spa bath and private bathroom. Santos Dumont Airport is a 5-minute...

The Seven Places You Must Visit While In Brazil

The Seven Places You Must Visit While In Brazil

Jul 26, 2013

Brazil is a beautiful country. It is a beloved place by tourists because of its attractions , destinations, Brazil. A holiday in Brazil and you will certainly be changed forever. Iguaçu Falls This is probably the most beautiful falls in the world. This attraction is also known as the Igazu falls and is a stunning 90 meter high and 5 kilometer wide falls. This falls is found in the boarder of Brazil and Argentina in a perfect nature setting and crushing into perfect horseshoe-shaped precipice. This falls is as a result of the falling of the Igazu River from a hanging valley. Complementing the falls is a beautiful evergreen lush forest with a variety of wildlife. Amazon River The Amazon forest is a rainforest which creates a self sustaining microclimate of moist conditions. This leads to a high rainfall which supplies water to the never ending Amazon River, the 2nd longest river in the world just after river Nile stretching a clean 6400km. Amazon River has the largest water volume and contains over 3000 known fish species. For the lovers of adventure, the thrills of having boat rides upriver creates a mark in your life that you are bound not to forget for your entire life.(image by Warren Kendrick). Salvador If you are in Brazil and you have not thought about visiting Salvador, then you are making a great mistake. Salvador is known as Brazil’s romantic city, the capital of Bahia state of Brazil, with a magnificent beach stretching for miles which is a perfect site for water sports and a sunset watch. The beaches are protected by reefs which form pools ideal for diving and swimming and for children play. Rio Carnival Don’t miss out on the carnivals. A couple here and there, especially in Recife, Salvador together with their neighbor Olinda. If you want to feature in the biggest of them all you might want to attend the Rio de Janeiro’s carnival where you’ll get to experience Brazil’s culture and have fun with the beautiful women. The Pantanal Well, if you love wildlife, this is the place for you. The Pantanal is a home to very many species of animals and birds....

The Best 5 Island In The World For a Honeymoon

The Best 5 Island In The World For a Honeymoon

Apr 26, 2012

For those restless to leave the anxiety and chaotic pace of the previous not many months behind, here are the five best Islands for honey moon. These islands furnishes a nearby and an advantageous retreat. Delight in the isolation of a white sand shore all your own. Community with nature on one of the islands’ various strolling trails. Enjoy luscious eating or take to the completely clear water to encounter direct why these islands are incredibly famous as a jumpers’ and snorkellers’ heaven. Belize, Central America A stretch of sand, only enough to conceal a privateer treasure midsection, then a couple of hundred coconut trees and some wooden lodges there isn’t an extraordinary arrangement to Tobacco Caye. I’d take a couple of thick books and, obviously, some snorkelling rigging after all the majority of what’s here is beneath the purplish blue sparkling surface of the Caribbean Sea. It’ll take a couple of minutes to walk around the shoreline of this atoll, yet the reef continues endlessly some piece of the second longest restraint reef on the planet. When you do feel marooned, get over to neighboring Goff’s Caye that is much more modest: six trees and a spit of sand.  (image by Bill B). Kuna Yala, Panama The Kuna Yala archipelago otherwise called San Blas lies simply off Panama’s Caribbean coast and is the semi self ruling domain of indigenous Kuna individuals. A few islands are just a bunch of palm trees on a patch of white sand; others are stuffed shoulder to shoulder Kuna cabins. Days could be used bouncing between neighborhood neighborhoods, where ladies still dress in unpredictable conventional outfits that shout photograph chance, and uninhabited islands that you can have all to yourselves. Ilha Grande, Brazil Indeed sovereignty with keys to daddy’s Aston Martin wouldn’t have the ability to drive here. There are no autos on Brazil’s rainforest secured Ihla Grande. The laid-back tropical island is best for basic living. Nighttimes could be used getting a charge out of right off-the-pontoon angle by light at a shore restaurant. By day, if honeymooners can drag themselves far from a loft for two, the champion fascination is the picturesque, more than two hour...