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3 Great Places to Visit from Malaysia

3 Great Places to Visit from Malaysia

May 31, 2014

BURMA Burma is one of the least visited countries in South East Asia and has endured a tumultuous past under military dictatorship and still on the threshold of rehabilitation. Its economy is not anything to write home about but its rich cultural legacy, massive golden pagodas, wondrousarcheological sites and fascinating ethnic diversity offer off the beaten path experience for those seeking new horizons to explore. Burma has a lot of attractions which include; its capital city Yangon with its lush green parks and ancient temples and golden pagodas, the Golden Rock amazingly balanced at the edge of a crag of Paung Laung Mountain chain, Bagan located along the banks of Ayeyarwaddy River, the misty Inle Lake and the Pindayya cave with its thousands of Buddha images. Besides its attractions, the Burmese people are friendly and still value and practice their ancient traditions. On holidays to Burma you can explore the hill top villages and interact with these interesting people and do not ignore their spicy delicacies which are normally hot with chilly.(image by Alex Saurel ) There are many ways to access Burma from Malaysia which is by air, land or sea. By land it is possible to travel via trains and forget about the honking and the traffic jams and also be able to go through patches of land that would be impossible to see by traveling via the major highway routes. In this part of Asia, the train is by far the most favorite means of transport and if you are seeking to immerse into the Asian culture, then it is the way to go. MALDIVES The easiest way to get to the Maldivian archipelago from Malaysia is by air. The Maldives is abundant in natural beauty be it marine or geographical. With its numerous islands strewn with ancient Buddhist temples, highlighted by colorful coral reefs and breathtaking beaches lapped by turquoise waters. After a four hours flight from Malaysia, your travel woes will melt away as soon as you step in this heavenly archipelago that has seduced honeymooners, families and lovers for ages. It is a place to kick off your boots and relaxed amidst its paradisiacal atmosphere and sleeping to...

5 Terrifying Skywalks around the World

5 Terrifying Skywalks around the World

May 28, 2014

The feeling of being in one of the highest places in the world with the best spectacular looks, observation decks, and stunning viewing platforms can never be explained in words. Although daredevils come with different types of people, climbing in one of the highest skywalks in the world is truly a spine chilling encounter. These scary, breath taking and awesome structures allow tourists to see the snow covered mountains, stunning landscapes and a variety of animal and plants species which lie low in a pleasing and amazing manner. These are one of the most terrifying places on earth and its only the-heart-of-a-lion kind of people can dare to climb in these heart stopping places. However, this should not create Goosebumps since they always turn out to be the best places to hang out and have an experience of its own. Here is a list of the most scary-but-wonderful skywalks that might even scare the most daring zombie! Dachstein’s Stairway to Nothingness, Austria A wonderful experience to this amazing place takes you through Austria’s highest bridge measuring 328 feet and straddles a drop of a scaring length of 396 meters. It is located near the city of Schladming with an amazing length of 100 meters. Spectacular views of the Alps are not only the major attractions in this terrifying skywalk, the 14 steps that descend from the cliff which are surrounded by glass walls is enough to make a trip to this place a remarkable one! The Ledge at Skydeck Chicago, USA This is the tallest building in the world was constructed to pay tribute to America ingenuity and is composed of four boxes that are made from half ton panels of glass. This has attracted hundreds of visitors annually and is in a position to provide a view of four major states of USA from a horrific distance of about 50 miles. The informative guides and the glass walls which create unobstructed views are some of the reasons which make this place among the best skywalks of the modern world.(image by JR_in_NYC) Grand Canyon Skywalk, USA This is a good epitome of the modern skywalk providing a horseshoe look of the great cantilever bridge...

7 Stunning Hotel Views That Will Leave your Mouth Wide Open

7 Stunning Hotel Views That Will Leave your Mouth Wide Open

May 20, 2014

Apart from eating the best cuisines in one of the most prestigious hotels, there much needed in your well budgeted vacation. Excellent travel is not all about spending a lot of time in the horrific traffic jams to catch a glimpse of one of the best attraction sites and back to your hotel extremely tired. No that’s not interesting, in fact, it turns out to be the most expensive way to enjoy your vacation in the hardest way. Considering hotels with drop-dead beautiful vistas, where one can make spectacular views is the best way to spend your vacation. The stunning landscapes lying beneath create artistic impressions with a complete array of amazing features that will blow your mind. There are a number of amazing hotels with exciting views, but here is a list of these outstanding hotels that should not miss out when planning for an outdoor vacation. Kasbah Tamadot, Morocco This is one of the hotels with the highest view points around the African continent. Breathtaking views in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains lying 1320 meters high will welcome you to this place which gives you clear views of Mt Toubkal.(image by Laura & Luis) St Regis Lhasa Resort If you would wish to see the famous Polata Palace and the Himalayan Mountains this is the right place to be. The hotel overlooks the vicinity with its traditional architecture which is developed elegantly and artistically. Additionally, a walk through this adventurous hotel will take through a guided tour across one of its oldest monuments the Tashilunpo Monastery which was built 6 centuries ago and also expose you to the famous ancient palace of Yunbulakang. Kozantei Ubuya Hotel, Lake Kawaguchi This is one of the most beautiful hotels providing flawless services and providing pleasing views of the famous Mount Fuji. This place is endowed with elegant rooms featuring a panoramic view of Mt. Fuji and offers relaxing onsets where one can enjoy the beautiful seasons and the magnificence of Mt. Fuji shadowed right before you. Sparkling Hill Resort, Columbia Mentioning the list of hotels with the best stunning views, it can never be complete without including this marvelous place found in Columbia. The...

4 Best Trailing Destinations for Hiking

4 Best Trailing Destinations for Hiking

Apr 29, 2014

Having learnt and practiced the safety precautions and hiking tips, hikers are assured of a breath taking encounters which include interaction with beautiful landscapes and diverse environments. Coming up with such an amazing list of these destinations is not an easy task considering the large hiking environs and different tastes and preferences. However, when you are planning for your hikes these are some of the places that should not miss in your must see travel bucket list. Great Smoky Mountains This is an iconic long distance hiking experience that has earned a lot of popularity around the globe and it is ranked among the top hiking trails around the globe. It is arguably one of the most well known multi day walks in United States of America. It’s a region characterized by rich natural diversity and pioneer history hence obtaining the title of Ancestral Homeland of the Cherokee islands. The area spans a magnificent 202,500 hectares making it the largest wilderness area in the region. It marks the southern climax of the Appalachian chain with its blue grey smoke engulfing the highest peaks of the mountain range. This region boosts a wide variety of flora and fauna with over 130 species of trees, 1500 varieties of flowering plants and 200 types of birds. It is truly a place not to miss out in your trailing calendar. The Heysen Trail For a lover of hiking, this stands out to be a dream of every hiker. The trail which is located in Australia spans a distance of 1200 km making it one of the largest and greatest long distance walks in the universe. Reaching from Cape Jervis on the South Coast of South Australia to Parachilna Gorge in the Flinders Ranges, this trail takes in some of the country’s picturesque landscapes which include stunning coastal scenes, vineyards, bush land and an overwhelming atmosphere. This trail can be broken up into sections which are small enough to accommodate day walkers or those seeking a short light weight camping hike. It is the best place to be!(image by Sue) Everest Base Camp This is the most admirable place that always remains to be a dream of many who...

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...