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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...

5 Best Places To Visit In South America

5 Best Places To Visit In South America

Jan 30, 2014

South America is a stunning place to visit, either for pleasure, tour, or just to visit, there is a lot of places to visit admire be it, the cities, the jungle, beaches and even historical nature, there is something for everyone. South America still has the traditional culture and also the modern culture to which is occupied with people with diverse culture. The following is 5 of the best places to visit in South America: Amazon Rainforest The Amazon is must visit destination for travelers who love animals, you will be able to see a variety of animals such as parrots, monkeys, macaws, and the rare pink dolphin and also indigenous trees from the forest with a unique ecosystem, if you plan to take some time on the tour, you can stay at the lodges located and build in the forest, there is also a cruise through the amazon waters, with special cruise ship.(image by Nguyen Ngoc Chinh). Be sure to enjoy this unforgettable visit and stay in the Amazon Rainforest The Galapagos Islands The islands found in Ecuador, is the ultimate animal paradise, and the last unspoiled and unpolluted place on earth, this is a perfect destination to visit while in South America, Galapagos is the home for the sea lions and the penguins, not in the movies but a place where you can get a chance to get closer to the animals, Swimming with the turtles and the penguin will be a memorable experience you will never forget. Costa Rica Termed as the special jewel, is a perfect South America travel destination, there is a lot to do, a visit to the volcano national parks and water falls Garden at Laz Paz, as well as hike through the rain forest inland to the Tile ran Highland, If you are a fan of cruise of rafting, Rio Sarapiqui is also a perfect spot, Costa Rica appeal to many by offering night life activities and entertainment, from bars, single bars, Discos, Casinos, the best clubs in Jaco, San Jose, Puerto Viejo where you can enjoy a laid back vibe, great natural and organic food restaurants. On a relaxed day, you can spend time on...

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 10 Best Attractions You Must See When You Visit Argentina

Argentina is famous for its diversity and natural beauty in a landscape that helps in adding to its attractiveness. It boasts of cities and colonial towns that have vibrant culture and superb cuisine, exotic wildlife and jaw-dropping scenery. Consequently, it is nowadays among the most popular travel destinations. The following are the 10 best attractions that you should visit in this country. 1. Iguazu Falls These falls, which are among the new 7 wonders in the world, are situated on the border of Brazil and Argentina. The average flow of its brink is 1.3 million liters for every second and it spans 2 km. These falls consist of approximately 275 individual cascades and waterfalls.(image by SpeedingDragon). 2. Perito Moreno Glacier The Perito Moreno Glacier, which is situated 48 miles away from El Calafate town, is a huge attraction for tourists, most of who come to El Calafate just to visit it. The tourists can use three viewing areas that are on the land or a small boat on the Argentino Lake to view the glacier. This glacier is 19 mi (30 km) in length. 3. Mount Fitz Roy This mountain, which is also referred to as Cerro Fitz Roy or Monte Fitz Roy, is near El Chalten village, which is in the southern part of the Patagonian Ice Field. Tourists who visit El Chalten for one day from the El Calafate city love to hike in the mountain area. Mountaineers find it one of the most challenging mountains in the world. 4. Bariloche This small village, whose formal name is San Carlos Bariloche, is famous for its Swiss style architecture, chocolate shops, and more importantly, the snowcapped mountains that surround it and beautiful lakes. It is a gateway to spectacular outdoor activities and landscapes. For this reason, all tourists must stay there for a minimum of two nights. 5. Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, which is the capital city of Argentina, is famous for its vivid nightlife, gourmet cuisine, and European architecture. It is the largest city in this country and the starting point of all tours. In addition, it is a great place for spending some days during your Holiday in Argentina. 6. Ushuaia...