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Belize- for an Adventure Filled Vacation

Monday, September 8th, 2008
by Sck

Author: Edward Wilson

If you are looking for an adventure, unlike anything you have experienced before, Belize is just the right place for your vacation. Discover a network of fast flowing rivers and cascading waterfalls, spectacular limestone caves, lush rainforests, world class fishing, diving, and snorkeling, mysterious Maya Ruins, and miles of beautiful white sand beaches. There is so much that makes Belize a paradise for travel lovers.  The following are just a few examples and possibilities for an adventurous vacation in Belize.   ATM Tour (Actun Tunichil Muknal)   Would you like to explore an ancient cave untouched for 1000 years? This popular site, popular among vacationers is as close as you will come. Near the Cayo District an ancient cave once used for Mayan ceremonies was discovered and left untouched, with human remains, and over 200 artifacts. Getting to the cave is just as exciting as you travel on foot for a 45 minute trek through the pristine jungle.. You will experience the natural beauty of Belize first hand with its abundance of exotic wildlife. ATM is a must for your Belize vacation.   World famous Barrier Reef   The Belize Barrier Reef is a precious natural wonder and the second longest reef in the world. Home to one of the most important ecosystems in the world, the reef has 70 coral species and 500 species of fish. It is a natural wonder, yet at your doorstep while visiting one of the many fabulous Belize vacation destinations. The reef provides excellent world class diving, snorkeling, and fishing opportunities. No Belize vacation is complete without visiting the Barrier Reef.     Tales of Mayan Legacy   One of the most important parts of Belize’s history is the Mayan legacy of outstanding palaces and temples. These historical monuments stand proudly and attract vacationers in huge numbers.   The magnificent ruins of the ancient civilization are delight for everyone, not only history enthusiasts. While on your Belize vacation don’t forget to visit the famous archaeological sites like Caracol, Cerros, Lamanai, Actun Tunichil Muknal, Altun Ha, Cahal Pech, El Pilar, Nim Li Punit and Xunantunich.    Southern Belize with Unlimited Options   A favorite vacation destination, this beautiful, pristine area of Belize in the Toledo District embraces the sea, and possesses a lush jungle with many rivers and Mayan villages.  Hike any of a number of trails leading to waterfalls and ancient caves.  And when it comes to fishing, there are unlimited options to round off your vacation. Port Honduras Marine Reserve, Punta Ycacos Lagoon, Monkey River, and Punta Negra Lake all offer first class fishing experiences.  This is a good choice for a Belize vacation.   Sun Kissed Belize Beaches   The beautiful tropical beaches nestled by the Caribbean Sea are the best in the world. A relaxing vacation under the warm Belize sun with plenty of relaxing on any of the beautiful beaches is all you need to charge your batteries..   Choose from any of the island destinations, such as Ambergris Caye or Caye Caulker, or on the mainland the Placencia Peninsula or Hopkins. Miles of absolutely beautiful serene, white sand beaches await your arrival on your vacation to Belize.   Scuba Diving   Due to unlimited scuba diving options in Belize, it has become one of the favorite dive destinations for scuba divers vacationing in Belize. It is simply up to you whether it is the coral reef or a shipwreck that you would like to experience during your vacation in Belize. However, the best diving spots include the world-known Outer Atolls - Lighthouse Reef, Turneffe Island and Glover’s Reef.   With so many interesting things to do during your Belize vacation, you’ll surely have the time of your life and will want to come back again and again. To make your Belize vacation, a memorable one, plan your holiday beforehand by consulting a reputed travel agency. A fantastic Belize Vacation  Package can go a long way to enhance your enjoyment.  December to April is the peak tourist season in Belize. If you plan to visit around then, plan in advance and you can get some attractive vacation specials.    Getting to Belize which is in Central America is very easy. Major airlines such as American, Continental, Delta, US Air, and Taca Airlines run daily flights lasting about two hours from several U.S. cities to Belize International Airport.

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About the Author:
Edward Wilson is a well-known travel journalist. He has written articles extensively on  belize vacation rentals  and  places in Belize  which have been published on various magazines and websites.

About Tibet

Monday, September 8th, 2008
by Sck

Author: jackyluo

Tibet is surely a destination apart from most in the world, the rolling hills of the high plateau and the stunning Himalayas are none to any. Today in the age of information with jet aircraft, highways and the net work of computers, mysterious places are rare to be found. But, Tibet is an exception. Refereed as Shangri La, The Forbidden Land, The Roof of the World and by many more, the mysterious Buddhist Kingdom remained long closed to foreigners, exerting a strong hold on the imagination of the world. For centuries, it has fascinated mankind. It was hardly accessible to the outside world and has been always a challenge to human beings.
Tibet, a “forbidden land” not only by man but also by nature, attracted many explorers, scholars, and pilgrims and adventure lovers, all in pursuit of “Real Shangri-la”. It is not only the geographical and natural enchants but also a long historical culture and religion that appeal the foreigners to visit Tibet at least once in a lifetime.
Tibet covers 1.2 million sq. kms constituting one eighth of China’s land mass, nearly as large as the total territories of Germany and France. With an average elevation of 4,000 meters above sea level, and over 50 peaks above 7,000 meters, Tibet has become a real paradise for mountaineers and explorers.
Lhasa is the spiritual and political capital of Tibet. It means in Tibetan “The land of gods”. There are numerous scenic spots and historical attractions. Shigatse is the second biggest town in Tibet. Shigatse means in Tibetan “The Estate that fulfills one’s Wishes “. Mt. Kailas, the near-legendary mountain in western Tibet is holy to both Hinduism and Buddhism. People come from far away lands to perform a pilgrimage, one even circle the mountain on the stomach.
The popular time of the year to visit Tibet is May through October. To taste Tibet with its rich cultural heritage, incredibly dramatic landscapes and fascinating political history is a lifetime dream. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any details you might wish to enquire, certainly we can find a solution for any holiday requirement in Tibet.

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Luxury Safari

Monday, September 8th, 2008
by Sck

Author: Munya Chinongoza

If you and were family would like to go on a luxurious African safari, The Conservation Corporation Africa is probably a safari tour company for you to try. They have more than 40 wonderful camps that you can enjoy.   One great example is the African walking safari in which you get to see everything that nature in Africa has to offer. They give you the opportunity to take part in five-hour morning walks every day, a short pre-sunset walk and night drive combination by doing this you are guaranteed to see a wide range of animals.   To make sure that you are absolutely comfortable with your setting, they offer you luxurious en suite tents for you to sleep in which even have flushing toilets, comfortable beds, and enjoyable dinners around the fire. This is great for families, however children must be a minimum of 16 years of age.   The Savute Game Reserve is also an excellent choice because you are guaranteed to see beautiful leopards and cheetahs in their natural environment. If you go at the right time too might be able to catch the amazing zebra migration in the rainy season which is during the months of January and February. You will also get to see the kings and queens of the savannah none other then lions.   However animals are not Africa’s only attraction and you will certainly find that out on the Okavango Delta in Botswana. It has the world’s largest inland delta. You get to see a maze of sparkling lagoons, overgrown islands and of course wildlife.   The list of safaris that you can go on is endless and there are so many different adventures and expeditions that you can take part in. So if you are looking for something that will leave you stunned and with a lot of memories go on one of the many luxury African safaris.

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Information About Guam

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008
by Sck

Author: Dr John Anne

The island of Guam, which is called Guahan in the Chamorro language; it is an unincorporated U.S. territory. It is the most southern of the Mariana Islands and is located in the western Pacific Ocean, about three fourths of the way between Hawaii and the Philippines.

It is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States. Geographically speaking, the island is located around 1,500 miles to south of Japan, 1,400 miles to east of the Philippines, 2,000 miles to north of Australia and 3,800 miles to west of Hawaii. It is about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippine. Guam shares most of the rights of Americans and is one of the five US territories that have an established civilian government.

Guam is the largest of the Mariana Islands. The highest point in Guam is Mount Lamlam. Settlement in the Mariana Islands dates back around three and a half thousand years. It is thought that early migrants to the Marianas, which are known as the Chamarro and it was from Southeast Asia.

The economy depends on US military spending, tourism, and the export of fish and handicrafts. Over the past 20 years, the tourist industry has grown rapidly, creating a construction boom for new hotels and the expansion of older ones. More than 1 million tourists visit Guam each year. The industry has recently suffered setbacks because of the continuing Japanese slowdown; the Japanese normally make up almost 90% of the tourists. Most food and industrial goods are imported.

Wildfires plague the forested areas of Guam every dry season despite the island’s humid climate. Most fires are man-caused with 80 percent resulting from arson. Poachers often start fires to attract deer to the new growth. Invasive grass species that rely on fire as part of their natural life cycle grow in many regularly burned areas.

During the rainy season sediment is carried by the heavy rains into the Fena Lake Reservoir and Ugum River leading to water quality problems for southern Guam. Eroded silt also destroys the marine life in reefs around the island. Soil stabilization efforts by volunteers and forestry workers to plant trees have had little success in preserving natural habitats.

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On Location Aug 08 - Libya

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008
by Sck

Author: Steppes Travel

The first thing I noticed on arrival in Libya was that everything was green. Well everything that is except for the landscape. Green flags, green signs, Green Squares but then of course Muammar Qadhafi, the so called pariah of North Africa, came to power through the Green Revolution of 1969. But the rhetoric of 30 years ago has moderated and I quickly found a country of world class heritage sites, beautiful and varied landscapes, an easy pace of life and wonderfully gentle people unaffected by the impact of tourism which sets it apart from its neighbours.

My all too short trip started in Tripoli from where we explored the ancient ruins of Oea, Sabratha and Leptis Magna the three ancient cities of Tripolitania. While each of them is fascinating, arguably the most famous and “a must see” is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Leptis, one of the most extensive and best preserved Roman sites in the world. The view from the entrance at the Severan Arch, across the city towards the sea is quite remarkable and better still I had the place to myself because, despite the interest in Libya, few people have actually been there.

Leaving the coastal city of Tripoli, I then ventured southwest up into the Jabal Nafusa  Mountains. Driven on excellent roads and in good modern vehicles, the journey was really comfortable. In the heart of the mountains I came across ancient tribal settlements, a series of villages and towns made up of mud huts and caves in the ground. Qasr al Haj contains a huge old granary in which the villagers used to store their food to keep it safe during times of drought and shortage. I spent the night high up on a plateau at Ruyhaybat in a small guest house, converted from these original troglodyte caves. Run by Hussein and his wife, I shared their home and ate some of the most delicious home cooked Libyan cuisine available.

Returning to Tripoli I caught a short, 1 hour flight to Benghazi, the capital of Eastern Libya in the province  of Cyrenacia. From here it was a 3 to 4 hour drive to the ancient Greek sites of Appolonia and Cyrene with some interesting stops en-route. During the journey we drove through the Green Mountains (named this time for their colour!) and caught glimpses of the most lovely coastal scenery below. I thought Cyrene was absolutely magical and if I had the opportunity I would return here time and time again. Sitting high up on a hill, overlooking the coast, the position is quite amazing and parts are so well preserved you can truly project back in time and imagine the incredibly opulent lifestyle in which the people lived.

There is most definitely a real buzz in Libya, behind the scenes lots of new and interesting projects are on the go which can only indicate the very beginnings of a thriving tourism industry. Whether you are a lover of classical ruins or are merely curious of a country that has been in relative isolation for many years, Libya is now most definitely open and ready for business.

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Steppes Travel specialise in  holidays to Libya ,  China holidays  and  South Africa safari .




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