March 22nd, 2013 by cooldude
Machu Picchu is an Inca site (15th century) located in South America. This site was discovered by Hiram Bingham (American archaeologist) in 1911 and today it has become the hub for history-lovers. The Incas had built their estate in 1450 and had abandoned it when the Incas were conquered by the Spanish.
This site is a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary (1981) and UNESCO World Heritage Site (1983). Machu Picchu is considered to be a sacred and cultural place. The main historical ruins in Machu Picchu are:
Sun Gate: When you arrive at this site through the trail of Inca, this will be the first ruin you will experience.
Temple of the Sun: The stonework of this temple is mesmerizing.
Intihuatana Stone: This is a ritual stone facing the sun and casting a shadow which acts as a sun dial.
Temple of the Condor, Moon temple, Temple of the Three Window, Great cave are other important historical ruins to explore in this site.
March 16th, 2013 by cooldude
If you a fetish for mysterious and adventurous things, then a trip to Angkor Wat can really be an amazing experience for you. This 900 year old temple built by King Suryavaman II is work of great craftsmanship and mystical beauty. It took only 35 years to complete this amazing building and the King offered the temple to lord Vishnu to show his dedication.
The best time to visit this ethereal place is early morning on a bike. You will get bike service from Siem Reap and around $10 to $12 is charged by the drivers for one ride. The empty corridors, magnificent walls and amazing work of architecture will spellbind you. It is the most popular temple of Lord Buddha built on 203 acres of land personifying beauty and grace. Visit the center temple, gardens and get mesmerized by the mystic towers surround the main temple. If you want peace of mind, visit Angkor Wat once in your lifetime for sure.
March 3rd, 2013 by cooldude
There are a great bunch of cruising locations all around the world with their own distinct set of delights and attractions for the cruisers. However, if you are looking for the best two cruising options there cannot be anything better than Caribbean and Mediterranean cruising.
Caribbean is usually taken as the most perfect destination for cruising. The Caribbean islands pull up a great lot of cruisers every time with their sunny sandy shores, the azure seas, stunning climate, the panoramic natural landscapes and of course the vibrant street carnivals and sumptuous local cuisine.
Mediterranean is another brilliant option for an unforgettable cruising. The region is especially favored given its fantastic display of diversity with the amalgamation of different nations. A Mediterranean cruise is always interesting as it enables you to relish several cultures & a huge number of famous historic stops in a single trip only and with so much diversity around you are never bored here.
February 26th, 2013 by cooldude
Are you planning to visit Australia with your friends soon? Well, enjoying your time with friends Down Under is actually a lot of fun and you will have a blast. However, if you want to experience Australia at its very best, steer clear of the treaded path and explore Australia through a road trip. A wonderful amalgamation of urban landscapes, quaint towns, amazing outback and coastal scenery ensures that a road trip across Australia is one of the best experiences of your life.
Arranging a road trip in Australia will not be a problem since there are many Aussie companies which organize road trips for their clients. When you travel with your buddies in a car, not only will you be able to see the popular Australian landmarks but also discover the lesser known spots which are uncluttered by lights and noise. Before you embark on a road trip just assess your needs, go through the entry requirements, and check the quarantine regulations and weather conditions.
January 23rd, 2013 by cooldude
Brazil, the 5th largest nation in world attracts great tourist hits all the year round with its tropical island dotted with pristine sand beaches, beautiful colonial towns and warm sunny ambience. There are a great host of attractions pulling travelers from all over to this South American zone and the post here highlights on top 2 delights which are a must watch for anybody taking a trip to Brazil.
If you wish to experience the beauty of Brazilian beaches at its best and take part in aquatic adventures, you should not miss out on Fernando de Noranha. It’s a panoramic archipelago embellished with beautiful white-sand beaches, vast landscapes & diverse wildlife. Its located 354 km off northeastern coast of Brazil & the archipelago was the discovery of Amerigo Vespucci. The island is considered to be the Mecca for snorkelers and divers given year-round warm waters.
Then, of course you have the famous Rio Carnival which attracts around 2 million visitors per day throughout its four daylong celebration. The Carnival is celebrated all over Rio and the most spectacular part of it is the Samba Parade of Sambadrome.
January 16th, 2013 by cooldude
A South American country with an enriched collaboration of historical and contemporary attraction is known as Paraguay. This country has a great mix of modern revelations and ancient historic background, Paraguay situated on the hills by Paraguay river. You will love the waterfront district where most of the city`s action takes place. You will surely enjoy the vast attraction of this country which is affordable and very lowest price of any travel destination in the world.
Paraguay offers you one of the finest botanical garden and zoo include of the famous zoological park. The national museum and the fine arts and The Andrés Barbero Ethnographic Museum are the another center of attraction. The local waterfalls are the must watch for its scenic beauty. You should also visit the local markets The Petrossi which is situated in the center part of the southern American culture. It is very interesting and colorful place for watching the beautiful scenarios. Finally Paraguay is a passionate place for thrill and gambling so don`t miss the casinos as well which are mostly situated in Asuncion, which is the capital city.
January 11th, 2013 by cooldude
If you want to have a different kind of holiday this year in Europe then you can choose some eerie spooky destinations to bring a twist to your trip. There are several well known “haunted” places in Europe which is open the public. You can check out the catacombs of Paris. This is an eerie tourist spot. In the late 1700’s and early 1800’s an excavation was made where bodies and remains of about 6 million people were found in this area. The skulls of the people are still embedded in the dim lit passageway walls which is a very creepy atmosphere to be in.
If you’re in London, You can take the “Jack the Ripper” tour. These excursions are held in groups where the guide will show you several places where the Ripper travelled and killed and tell you stories which are related to him as well. In Budapest, the night visit under the Buda castle is one of the scariest and most exciting tourist travel tours in Europe. You’ll have to buy a ticket and enjoy a 40 minute spooky tour around the “haunted” dark passages in the Buda castle.
December 14th, 2012 by cooldude
Michigan is one of the most beautiful places to visit, especially in Christmas time. There are many festivities which can be enjoyed by tourist and residents during the holiday season in Michigan. The Wayne County Lightfest is a spectacular event which is held every year in Michigan over the four mile forest and countryside stretch out in Midwestern region. The whole place is decorated with fairy lights, candy sticks, snow flake decorations, Christmas trees and other holiday décor items.
Battle Creek in Michigan also has the international festival of lights during this time which too draws in a large number of people from all over the world. The official state holiday Christmas tree is set up and lit with great enthusiasm and grandeur at the capital of Michigan at Lansing. At the Kirby house in Saugatuck, there is the famous Dickens Christmas celebrated where you get traditional Christmas dinner packages.
December 7th, 2012 by cooldude
Burma is an enchanting Asian country which has a global recognition due to its splendid and exquisite natural beauty. The country is open for international tourism and that is why the country expects huge amount of foreign exchange every year. Huge number of tourists visit the country everywhere. International tourism and travel agencies offer wonderful touring packages to the people who show their interests to discover the exquisite beauty of the country.
Burma is essentially located on the Himalayan range so one can easily estimate the beauty of the place. The Buddhist Monasteries are special attraction in Burma. These monasteries are older yet they are extremely beautiful in every aspect. The availability of the white elephants adds more to the beauty of the place. There are a few wild life sanctuaries which are inhabited by huge variety of animals which are brought from all parts of the world.
November 30th, 2012 by cooldude
Brisbane is one of the top favorites of the young travelers today given its exciting nightlife opportunities. The Queensland capital has always charmed its peppy visitors with amazing nightlife entertainment and fun.
It’s said that Brisbane has a highly pulsating and energetic nightlife. You will find a good load of grand casinos, energetic clubs, stylish bars, live music destinations and comedy nights to present you with unforgettable nights during your Brisbane holiday.
It’s to mention that the most well known area to enjoy the amazing nightlife in Brisbane is its South Bank region. The region is well adorned with a number of fantastic nightclubs & bars promising you the most thrilling nights of your life. There are breweries as well around the area. In case, you are not interested in clubbing at night, there are performance dramas, opera and ballet performances which you can relish at night in Brisbane.