Saturday, July 30, 2011

Best Palaces of the World

Blenheim Palace
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom



The palace is known to be the home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The palace has great landscapes, sweeping lawns, formal gardens and the great Lake.

Buckingham Palace
London



The palace is the official London residence of the British monarch and is located in the City of Westminster. The palace holds state occasions and royal hospitality.

Chateau de Versailles
Versailles, France



The palace is the official residence of the Kings of France. The expansions for the palace were from the works of Jules Hardouin Mansart, the king’s principal architect.

Dolmabahce Palace
Istanbul, Turkey



The palace is located at the European side of the Bosporus, served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. The palace is composed of three main parts; the Mabeyn-i Hümâyûn (the quarters reserved for the men), Muayede Salonu (the ceremonial halls) and the Harem-i Hümâyûn (the apartments of the family of the Sultan). 

Taj Lake Palace
Udaipur, India



The Udaipur is known to be the jewel of Rajasthan, has a regal feeling even in the streets and marketplace, a sense of pride surrounding every shop and square. The Lake Palace is a luxury hotel, of 83 rooms and suites featuring white marble walls, located on a natural foundation of 4 acres rock


Friday, July 29, 2011

Best Waterfalls of the World

The world is blessed with natural wonders. We have a lot of great things to be thankful. There are a lot of things that we should be proud of when it comes to the beauty of nature. One of these great things are the waterfalls. There are so much about waterfalls but let us take a look of the greatest of the world.
Iguazu Falls 


Found in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina and Foz do Iguacu, Brazil. It is the top waterfall in the world consisting of some 275 individual waterfalls and is cascading. Aside from the waterfalls, visitors can witness a close up view of the surrounding rain forest giving the place a great natural view. This is one of the greatest natural attractions of the world.

Victoria Falls


It is the largest singular waterfall in the world with a width of 1.7km, a height of 108m, and an average flow of 1 million liters per second. It is also known as "smoke that thunders" and is considered as on the world’s natural wonders.      

Niagara Falls


Found in Ontario, Canada. It is the famous waterfall in North America. It is also considered as the biggest waterfall in the world. The falls is visible to spectators in different angle.

Plitvice Waterfalls


It is one of the best waterfalls in the world, a network of countless waterfalls. The waterfalls segregate the many clear and colorful lakes that bring life to this lush and protected ecosystem.

Angel Falls


It is considered as the tallest waterfall of the world. It is an uninterrupted waterfall for 807m from a mystical tabletop mountain to the depths of Venezuelan equatorial rainforest.



Thursday, July 28, 2011

Best Castles of the World

Europe is such a great place, with great history. There are a lot of things that can be found in Europe and there are a lot of things to discover. Some castles are also found in some parts of the world and contribute to the rich history of the world.

Windsor Castle


It is considered the most well-known castle in the world and is the official residence of the England’s Queen and the largest occupied castle in the world. It has been the fortress for the royalty for 900 years. It is found above the River Thames and on the edge of the Saxon hunting ground. Tourists can walk through the State Apartments.

Castello di Strassoldo di Sopra


A castle found in the Italy. The castle is the ‘upper’ castle, which is located near the Castello di Strassoldo di Sotto (”lower” castle), and both castles are located in northeast Italy. Although not open for the public, the owners open their halls for two fascinating exhibits in the spring and fall each year. Recently, The owners of the Castello di Sopra have restored a fifteenth-century small house called “la Vicinia,” which they rent out overnight.

Frankenstein Castle


Found in Darmstadt, Germany, the castle was the setting for Mary Shelley’s Gothic horror novel, Frankenstein. During Halloween, the castle is such a place to be with, with monster-themed theater show is performed, along with actors who lurk in the castle shadows. If this castle isn’t enough for you, you can visit a few other German castles .

Bran Castle


Also known as Dracula ’s Castle, the Bran Castle was originally a stronghold built by the Knights of Teutonic Order in 1212. The castle was built as a defense against Turks and later became a customs post on the pass between Transylvania and Walachia.



Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Best Stadiums of the World

We all love outdoor sports activities, concerts, or other occasions and it is not complete if not held on stadiums.  There are a lot of great stadiums that can be found on different parts of the world. Some are best when it comes to facilities, others on its structure. 

Allianz Arena


A football stadium situated within the north of Munich, Germany. It is considered as the first stadium to feature full of changing color outside. The stadium increased from 66,000 to 69,901 spectators.

Beijing National Aquatics Center


Also known as the National Aquatics Middle or the Water Cube, it is an aquatics center situated in Beijing, China. It is built alongside Beijing National Arena in the Olympic Green and serves for the swimming competitions. The concept of the stadium is about the “cube ” with bubbles, symbolizing water.

Yoyogi National Gymnasium


It is located in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, Japan and is famous for its suspension roof design. It is a stadium built for ice hockey and basketball.

Beijing National Stadium


This stadium is also known as National Stadium or the Bird’s Nest which is situated in Olympic Green, Beijing, China. It was utilized for the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

Olympiastadion stadium


The stadium is located within the heart of the Olympiapark München in northern Munich, Germany. The stadium has the capacity of 80,000 seats and is best for major football matches.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Burger's in Town

Ulupalakua Ranch Store & Grill (Kula, Hawaii)

South on Kula highway from Pukalani, you will find the Ulupalakua Ranch Store & Grill where they serve a lunch grill making burgers out of this grass-fed beef.


Fergburger (Queenstown, New Zealand)

 
Rated as number one restaurant in Queenstown on Trip Advisor. It is famous for its patty is made of fresh beef, then shaped into an enormous creation almost too big to stuff into any mouth.


Igloo Roadhouse (Buxton, Australia)

 
Famous for its Aussie creation “burger with the lot“, with topping lover’s dream consists of cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, fried egg, pineapple, beet root, and bbq sauce. The patty and bun at Igloo are Godzilla-sized, making it the perfect bed for the lot of it.


Andrew’s Hamburgers (Melbourne, Australia)

 
Famous for its best Aussie hamburgers. Andrew’s sits at the top of the Australian burger pyramid.



Kermond’s Hamburgers (Warrnambool, Australia)



One of the bests in Australia. They'll have your burger pack with all the toppings you want and carefully construct it, so you’ll get a perfect bite every time. 




 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Best Zip Line Destinations of the World


We all love adventure. We engage to different types of sports to experience one of a kind thrill and excitement. There are also a lot of activities wherein we can enjoy and at the same time, have fun to the extreme. Today, a lot of people are getting hooked in trying the zip line. There are a lot of places that are famous for their zip line adventure. Now, let us discover these destinations and be thrilled with what it can offer.

World’s Steepest
WHERE: Sun City, South Africa


This zip line has is more than a mile long and can reach to a speed of 100 miles an hour, making it the world’s most fastest and the tallest zip line. It can be found in South Africa. Riders of the zip line go in pair then parted as they go.

Canopy Cruiser
Monteverde, Costa Rica


With its great rainforest, the zip line industry has opened new opportunities and new set of adventure. The zip lines are on the top of some of the country’s oldest trees, lifting the riders to a high altitude, over 200-foot from the platform. If tried on night tours, the riders can view the forest in great view, showing nocturnal creatures.

Big Island Breezer
North Kohala, Hawaii


The zip line offered a great view of the Kohala’s northern coastline, the Hawaii’s natural reserves. Riding the zip line can offer a relaxing view of endless mosses, crystal-blue water full of tropical fish, and ohia lehuas, indigenous trees with large, twisting branches and red blossoms.

Mountain Climber
Salida, Colorado  


In Colorado, riders can view the sweeping vistas of the high desert and open canyon. You can see bald eagles, bighorn sheep, and bears that are local residents of canyons while riding a  2000 feet above aboard six different zip lines.

The Great Zip  
Simatai, China

In China, riding the zip line will give you a great view of the Great Wall of China which is the famous landmark of the country, dating back 221 BC in creation. It winds up and down, seeing the grasslands and plateaus and passing through deserts.

 
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