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10 Strange Place Names

10 Strange Place Names

Jun 4, 2014

If the names of different places of the world give a clear replica of their nature, some places will turn out to be the most dangerous, unique or rather weird destinations to visit. However, some other places have got names which seem to be deliberately chosen just to embarrass or frustrate the people around or even visitors. However, it is said that these strange names come from great reasons which give the clear meaning as to why the place deserved the ‘harsh naming’. Some of the names will leave you rolling with laughter and others will even scare you, but the fact always remain that these places can turn out to be the best places to spend your vacation. Can you imagine your family posing for a photo near a sign posts written Fools City? That’s very interesting. Take a look on places with one of the strangest names. Dildo, Canada Is one of the places whose weird name has been into existence for the past 3 centuries and was found around fishing and whaling activities. The unfortunate place had been branded this name because of the phallic-like shape of its harbor. However, it stands out to be one of the most admired places in Canada.(image by Douglas Sprott) Saint Louis Du-Ha!-Ha! Quebec With this kind of a funny name many can agree that name of an actual parish municipality really makes no sense. However, asking the dwellers, they will say the name was derived from a First’s Nations’ word while the Ha! Ha! Come from the excitement of seeing the nearby lake. Dick Assman This place found in Canada remains a wonder for many travelers who keep on asking for this man, who is a gas station owner in Saskatchewan and made famous by David Letterman, and from that moment the place was called Dick Assman. It doesn’t matter on how you pronounce it, but the meaning still remains. Nothing, Arizona When visiting this place it will be hard to mention its name. Don’t worry the Americans will tell you that the name carry history of how the people who once lived here had nothing to hope, work or even believe! Titty Hil...

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...

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...

5 Most Dangerous Places You Should Avoid

5 Most Dangerous Places You Should Avoid

Apr 13, 2014

Safety is a major concern to many travelers. In the process of achieving this aspect every traveler is advised to explore places where health and safety are guaranteed. However, certain dangerous places are also desirable tourist attraction sites. If this is the case, travelers are advised to be aware of the risks and take sensible precautions. Some of the problems associated with these cities include; target points for terrorist attacks, political instability, high crime rates, mugging and other sorts of hostilities. Therefore, coming up with a list of these deadly zones will assist the travelers in preventing disappointments when enjoying vacations outside their countries and will help them take precautions and run for the safest areas. Here are some of the most dangerous destinations. Ciudad Juarez, Mexico This is one of the cities which are considered to be very unfriendly. In Mexico, the issue of drug trafficking is the order of the day and has contributed to Mexico being referred to be one of the most violent prone areas where the safety of travelers is at stake. In this region, drug traffickers have made it impossible for the residents around due to frequent robberies and high crime rates. Police are often employed or even paid off by drug traffickers, leading to many unpunished crimes.(image by Andy von der Wurm) Cape Town, south Africa This is one of the cities containing the most popular tourist destinations in the world but due to economic constraints, this city has struggled to fight against extremely high crime rates. Social unrest has frequently been experienced in the region and has resulted in a huge reduction in the number of tourists visiting the town. However, it is possible to enjoy a visit to this city if you avoid the more dangerous sections and avoid night travels. Acapulco, Mexico This is one of the areas that make Mexico one of the most feared countries to go for a vacation. This city was once a safe and luxurious resort area but due to prevalence of drug trafficking in the country, it has turned this place into a more dangerous region. Statistically, it is considered to be one of the areas with world’s...