Thursday, October 4, 2012

Towering High rocks in the Ennedi Desert


Ennedi plateau also known as the Ennedi Desert lies in north-eastern Chad, Africa. This is one of the most inaccessible in the middle of the Sahara.

Travel to the area is difficult and dangerous due to the state of poverty, lack of tourist facilities, and political unrest. But this time, the area is accessible by 4x4 vehicles although no regular way.

The area is full of interesting sandstone formations, rocks, and hundreds of natural arches, including the Aloba arch has a height of almost 120 meters and is one of the world's most spectacular arch. In addition to the geology, petroglyphs or rock paintings are found in this place.

In the south there are some gueltas Ennedi (with desert), Guelta d'Archei near Fada City is a popular one. Lake is the main source of water in the desert which is frequented by many people and camels are endless. On the lake there is even this desert crocodiles eat fish and camel dung.

In 2012, a team led by climber Mark Synnott, Alex Honnold, James Pearson, Tim Kepler, and Renan Ozturk became the first mountaineer Ennedi arch which has the largest scale.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Gdansk, the City Beautiful on the edge of the Baltic Sea


As the host of the persistence of Euro 2012, the City of Gdansk has become an important attraction that draws tourists in Poland. The city offers an opportunity for visitors to enjoy the sea, ships, and the spire are arranged nicely in the old town with a dive into the ups and downs of European history.

One of the city located in the Baltic Sea was once an important role in history, especially in the 20th century. The city is listed in critical times of World War II in 1939, then became a place inception Solidarnosc workers' movement in 1980, which started the end of Communist domination in Eastern Europe.

Gdansk Old town area is a must-see attraction while in the city Gdansk. Here you can down a variety of buildings typical of the classical Eastern Europe, especially the Gdansk City Hall was built from the 14th century, and is the city's history museum.

If interested head to Mariacka Street, on both sides of this small street filled with shops that sell jewelry precious stones and decorative items. Some buildings are decorated with gargoyles of stone, adding a romantic yet mysterious ambiance. A variety of antiques, art, and of silver is also sold on this street.

After the Gdansk's old town, walk to the downtown. You'll find water fountains from the 17th century depicting the figure of Neptune, god of the sea, located in the town square. Then there Dlugi Targ (extending the market), which became a symbol of the city.

Visiting the city is not complete if not stopped at Westerplatte. This area is a place where German semanjung open attack on the garrison of Poland on 1 September 1939. A monument honoring the Polish people who fought for seven days to attack the German artillery was built here.

Other historic places to visit are the shipyards Walesa. This is where Lech Walesa led the revolt of the workers at the shipyard in Gdansk. Liberation movement he founded called Solidarity, which became a key factor in the Eastern Bloc to overthrow communism.

Hindu grandeur in Batu Caves, Malaysia


Batu Caves is a popular tourist area in Malaysia. The complex mix of ancient caves and Hindu temples which are located in the stunning complex of limestone crest of the hill, about 13km from Kuala Lumpur. There are three main caves there, but the biggest, most magnificent and most popular is the Temple Cave is a place to worship the god Murugan.

Temple complex in Batu Caves area is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India. To arrive at the court of the temple and enjoy the splendor of the cave and temple ornaments are beautiful, you have to climb the ladder as high as nearly 100 meters consisting of 272 steps.

But the beauty of Batu Caves complex is not only monopolized by the caves with amazing temples up there. At the foot of the hill, at the court of the cave, there is a golden statue of Lord Murugan a heroic welcome by every tourist who want to visit it. Tall statue of the great god of 42.7 meters is one of the highest and most impressive statue in the world.

Besides the statue of Lord Murugan, you can also look around the temple is decorated statues of gods and goddesses as well as paintings and reliefs that tell wonderful stories of Hinduism, such as the Ramayana and Lord Murugan, the god of the sacred in areas such as South India, Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. If interested in learning more and more about the history of the Batu Caves this story, you can utilize the audio tour that has been provided by the managers of tourist attractions.

Besides popular as a place of pilgrimage for Hindus, Batu Caves is also a popular place for climbing, with over 160 points scattered around the cave area is offered for interested persons. In this case you do not need to have extensive knowledge and experience as most of the climbing is climbing friendly terrain.

To enjoy the charm of temples and sacred caves in Malaysia, you can take advantage of public transportation such as bus or taxi from Kuala Lumpur, or for a more efficient selection and perfect, take advantage of the train routes that depart from Central Station.

The largest island in Hawaii, Serve Sensation Volcanic Earthquake


This island is the largest island in the Hawaiian Islands. These volcanic islands located in the north Pacific Ocean, an area of ​​10,430 square kilometers.

The island is formed of five slabs volcano, some of which are still active. Even 35 miles southeast of the island there is an underwater volcano known as Loihi. With a situation like this, earthquakes are common, occurring in the island.

Big Island also has calm waters are home to manta rays, big stingray body width can reach six meters. You will be taken by the dive guide shortly after sunset, then dive to a depth of 10 meters. Armed with a flashlight, you will witness firsthand how big the fish is approached.

In Travel + Leisure awards, the Big Island was ranked eighth with a score of 87.95.

Sicily, the Mediterranean Island of Rich Culture


Sicily dalah an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of ​​25 703 square kilometers. Sicily has the highest mountain in Europe, Mount Etna, with a height of 3320 meters. The mountain is the most active volcano in Europe and the world.

Sicily famous throughout two millennia as a grain producing areas. Olives and grapes are the result of agricultural Sicily. Sicily also has a rich and unique culture, set forth in art, music, literature, cuisine, architecture, and language. Sicily has several important archaeological sites, such as the Necropolis of Pantalica, the Valley of the Temples, and Selinunte.

Typical Mediterranean climate is warm and rich culture and archeology that make Sicily one of the favorite tourist destinations in the summer. The World's Best Awards award travel magazine Travel + Leisure, the Sicilian was ranked ninth with a score of 87.87.

Kauai, Hawaii


Kaua'i is the oldest island in Hawaii and the fourth largest in Hawaii, with an area of ​​1446 square kilometers. The island is formed from a volcano, the highest peak is Mount Kawaikini reaches 1598 meters.

The beauty of the island of Kauai immortalized in a movie, starring veteran actor George Clooney. The film, The Descendants, took place at St. Regis Resort, Kauai, Hawaii. Nan stunning five-star hotel is located on the north coast of Kauai, overlooking Tanjung Hanalei.

Kauai island, even in the tropical Hawaiian Islands, it is the wettest place on Earth, with an average rainfall is 460 inches (11.700mm) per year. High annual rainfall has eroded deep valleys in the mountains, carve a cliff with a beautiful waterfall.

Kauai Island is ranked seventh in Travel + Leisure award as the best island in the world, with the acquisition of a score of 89.09.

The Great Barrier Reef, Swim between the row of Coral World's Largest


The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest collection of coral reefs are composed of approximately 3,000 reefs and 900 islands, which stretches 2,600 km. This reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland in northeast Australia.

Great Barrier Reef can be seen from space and is sometimes referred to as the single largest organism in the world. In fact, reefs are formed from millions of tiny organisms, known as coral polyps.

Wealth of biodiversity, warm and crystal clear waters, and the affordability of a floating facility (called live aboards), making these reefs highly popular tourist destination, especially for scuba divers. Many cities along the Queensland coast which offers tours to the coral sea, every day. Several continental islands have also been changed into the resort.

In this respect, the Great Barrier Reef was ranked fifth, with a score of 89.28.