Did You Know?
Uruguay is a country in South America. It has a South Atlantic Ocean coastline and lies between Argentina to the west and Brazil to the North. It is the second-smallest country in South America.
What about those Beaches on the South Atlantic Ocean?
Punta Del Diablo is a small seaside village in the Department of Rocha and is perched on a gentle rise overlooking the ocean and centered around a square of brightly colored buildings, including houses, gift shops, several restaurants, bars, and grocery stores that line sandy lanes. Tourists can rent homes and cabanas or stay in hostels and small hotels. Most of the hotels and hostels are open only during the high season; however, some like El Diablo Tranquilo are open year-round to accommodate the increasing number of visitors to the seaside village. In response several restaurants including fine-dining options are also open off-season. The high season for tourism runs from December through February, as well as through Easter week. During high season, the population of the small fishing and artisan village of approximately 400 people, grows to approximately 25,000.
Pocitos Beach located in Montevideo known for is white sand stretching beneath a long strip of high-rises, this beach features a youthful, urban feel. It attracts some of the largest crowds of any of the city's beaches during the summertime. Restaurants and ice cream parlors abound along Avenida Brasil, as do bikers, joggers and beach-sports enthusiasts. It is easier to join a beach football or volleyball game at Pocitos than at any other of Montevideo's beaches.
Buceo Beach is among Montevideo's most picturesque, with calm waters and a pleasant marina lined small boats and yachts. Its tranquility makes it an option for families, while sports activities are common both on the sand and on the water. Buceo is known for its windsurfers. Adjacent to the beach is a bar and the must see Montevideo's Oceanographic Museum.
Malvin Beach is set on a large, calm bay to the east of Buceo, its sands growing wider as they stretch farther away from the city center, eventually connecting with Honda Beach, another attractive beach farther to the east. Malvin is relatively calm and quiet, with less activity than other Montevideo beaches, although it too has a share of restaurants and bars, as well as the picturesque views to the west back toward the city.
Namibia, is a country that is located in southwest Africa, and is distinguished by the Namib desert along the Atlantic Ocean coast. The country is home to very diverse wildlife, including a significant cheetah population. The capital, Windhoek, and coastal town Swakopmund contain German colonial-era buildings such as Windhoek's Christuskirche, built in 1907. In the north, Etosha National Park’s sprawling salt pan draws game to include rhinos and giraffes.
Please Note: The park is malaria free.
Namibia is a paradise for photographers, a land of contrasts and clear colors. Those who are looking for peace and stillness and enjoy mesmerizing landscapes and wide desert expanse, are going to fall in love with Namibia, one of the least populated countries in the world. Namibia is Africa at its best, with friendly, natural people, with endless savannah and bushland and an amazingly diverse animal world, protected in the vast Etosha National Park and in many other game reserves. Namibia is an adventure, but one doesn't need to be an adventurer to experience this country. A well maintained road network, comfortable hotels, and many guest-farms, and luxurious games lodges make travelling a pleasure. The areas with thicker vegetation are home to elephant (some of the largest in Africa due to the vitamins and nutrients found in the ground), the endangered black rhino and even leopard. Lions are camouflaged in the pale- golden colour of the grasslands, while giraffes rise- high above most of the dry vegetation. Birders will love the rainy season in Etosha. After good rains the salt pan fills with water attracting a cloud of flamingos. More than 340 bird species have been counted in Etosha National Park. Among the migratory species, the European bee-eater is possibly the most popular sighting. The game reserve is also home to the world’s largest bird, the ostrich, and the heaviest flying bird, the kori bustard.
Some Cheetah Facts
The cheetah is the world’s fastest land animal. They can run 70 mph (or 110 kph), which is as fast as cars drive on the highway. The cheetah can reach its top speed in just 3 seconds!
The cheetah has a long, muscular tail that has a flat shape. The tail almost functions like a rudder on a boat because they use it to help control their steering and keep their balance when running very fast.
The cheetah has “semi non-retractable” claws (almost like dog claws) that work like the cleats on a football shoe to give the cheetah a lot of traction when running. The pads of most cats’ paws are soft, but the cheetah’s pads are hard kind of like the rubber on a tire. This also helps them grip the ground when they are running so fast.
The cheetah’s fur is covered in solid black spots, and so is their skin! The black fur actually grows out of the black spots on their skin.
There are less than 10,000 cheetahs left in the wild, making the cheetah Africa’s most endangered big cat.
Looking for a cool place to go?
If You decide to visit Copenhagen you will for sure find a wide range of entertainment, culture and shopping. You can enjoy a continental atmosphere and visit the classic destinations such as Tivoli Gardens amusement park and the Copenhagen Zoo. The city is historic and at the same time very youthful and innovative. Many visitors come here to enjoy the great food. There are plenty of well-known gourmet restaurants, many nightlife spots with beer gardens and of course the traditional Danish open-faced sandwiches.
Denmark is home to the world's oldest monarchy and the royal capital is home to a number of beautiful castles. The Amalienborg Palace serves as the royal couple's home in winter, while during the warmer part of the year they spend their time in the Summer Palace Marselisborg or else in the Queen's summer residence Gråsten Palace. Copenhagen is also is home to the beautiful castles of Christiansborg and Rosenborg.
Copenhagen has an open coast both the south and east sides and therefore it is often windy. The city has typical coastal climate with cold winters and hot summers. The warmest time of the year is usually in July and August and then a hotel with air conditioning is preferable. During the winter it is colder, but not always below freezing. Snow can occur but seldom stays on the ground for all that long.
Do you enjoy fine art and tours?
Also in Copenhagen you will find a considerable collection of fine art galleries and museums, among them are the city's Museum of Art, Thorvaldsens Museum, and The Hirschsprungske Collection. Charlotte's art gallery is one of Europe's largest exhibition halls for contemporary art. A couple miles south of the city lies the Arken Museum of Modern Art, which often shows interesting exhibits. In Humlebaek, just north of the city, there is the world famous art museum Louisiana (Louisiana Museum of Modern Art).
Many people start their visit with a guided tour or city tour. There are both publicly organized and smaller, private tours with special themes available. Some examples are beer tasting, food and culture. There are also guided historical tours of the city. You can include visits to the curiosities about Hans Christian Andersen and the philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, which is representative of the time period is known as the Danish Golden Age.
A convenient way to experience the city is to use the hop-on hop-off buses. When you decide for yourself where and when you want to go on and off. Additionally, you can choose how long you want to stay in each place. For those who want more excitement it is possible to go on a private cruise or boat trip. Then you can experience the sights from the water and experience a great panoramic view of this beautiful city.
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Croatia is an Eastern European country with long coastlines on the beautiful Adriatic Sea, encompassing more than a thousand islands, crossed by the Dinaric Alps and dotted with gorgeous old castles. Its inland capital, Zagreb, is distinguished by its medieval Gornji Grad (Upper Town) and diverse old century museums. The major coastal city Dubrovnik has massive 16th-century walls encircling an Old Town with Gothic and Renaissance architectural design buildings.
You’ll find the most interesting architecture, excellent food and wine, tons of historical, cultural and natural sites to take your breath away Croatian waterfalls are awesome. They consist of 16 interconnected lakes separated by many waterfalls. And the color of the water is just spectacular. As a visitor you can see all the imaginable shades of blue and green. Need some more? There are
(7 Unesco World heritage sites, and even 8 national Parks), there are great beaches, and loads of activities to do- from sailing, rafting, kayaking, kite-surfing, and even zip-lining, truffle hunting, paragliding and of coarse rock climbing.
Go on a wine tour
Wine is important part of Croatian lifestyle, and it has always played an important role in the country’s economy. Viticulture in Croatia dates back to times of ancient Greek colonists. They were the first ones to bring vine to the islands of Vis, Hvar and Korcula.
Many indigenous grape varieties are still found in Croatia (like red variety Plavac mali or white variety Istarska Malvazija). The wine making history in Croatia was somehow turbulent (as many things in Croatia are). During the communist rule, the wine was mostly produced in large cooperatives, all belonging to the State. One wouldn’t say that the quality really mattered back then. However, since mid-1990s, a new generation of wine makers in Croatia decided to make quality Croatian wines. And this quest has never stopped since.
Looking for something to Eat?
Let me tell you this - The food in Croatia is wonderful - We are always looking for a new place to eat, new olive oil to taste or a new recipe to try out at home. Croatians mainly use seasonal ingredients, their food is influenced by many neighboring countries, but yet it’s original in its own way. At the coast Croatian cuisine is typical Mediterranean cuisine with lots of veggies, fish and other seafood, and one of the best olive oils I have eaten in my entire life. If you are in Croatia, particularly in Istria, you need to taste olive oil.
Did You Know?
Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar and Mafia Marine Park, where whale sharks swim through reefs.
Approximately 38 percent of Tanzania's land area is set aside in protected areas for conservation. There are 16 national Parks, 29 game reserves, 40 controlled conservation areas.
Saadani National Park
Located in the center of the historic triangle of Bagamoyo, Pangani and Zanzibar, Saadani National Park is the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania bordering the sea. The climate is coastal, hot and humid. It offers a unique combination of both marine and mainland plant life, and animal life in a beautiful setting. About 30 species of larger mammals are present as well as numerous reptiles and birds. Besides many species of fish (over 40), green turtles, humpback whales and dolphins occur in the Indian Ocean nearby.
The megadiverse countries
are a group of countries that harbor the majority of the Earth's species and high numbers of endemic species. below is a list of the 17 megadiverse countries.
Bali Did You Know? Bali is the the most famous island in Indonesia; its spectacular mountain scenery, tropical beaches and the friendly Balinese people make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. With thousands of tourists spending their holidays here every year, there is a lot that you’d probably know about the island. The famous surf spots, popular dive sites and the sacred temples are no secret, and yet there is so much more to discover.The world’s most expensive coffee in the world comes from Bali. It is called Kopi Luwak and is not your typical coffee bean… They collect the beans from the digestion of a Civat Cat, which is a shy cat-like creature living in Asia.When thinking about the beaches in Bali you’d probably think of white beaches and clear blue sea. While there are some stunning beaches like that around the island, there are some with black sand instead! Take for example Lovina Beach, where the beach is covered in black sand that comes from the cooled lava of the Mt Agung volcano. Balinese babies are carried everywhere the first few months of their lives, this is because they are not allowed to touch the ground. They are considered little angels, their connection to the spirits is kept in tacked by not touching the earth. When the time has come that they are allowed to touch the ground, a big ceremony is held.Surprise Surprise
- The Balinese calendar has only 210 days. Don’t be too shocked if locals wish you a happy new year sometime along the year. They traditionally keep a different calendar that has its origins in the Hindu religion. It consists of 10 weeks made of 10 days
. We think that is a pretty convenient calendar.Did you know that the Indonesian waters are home to around 3,000 species of fish? That’s double the amount of species found in the Great Barrier Reef!
The Most Celebrated Island
Bora Bora has been called the most beautiful island in the world. The lagoon is legendary, the people are friendly and their culture is truly fascinating. More than just a romantic ideal, Bora Bora is actually romantic reality. It comes as no surprise that the island is an internationally acclaimed honeymoon destination. Bora Bora is also known for its turquoise waters, gorgeous landscape, world-class dive sites, and pristine beaches.
As you can see in the photo the over the water Villas, will provide that spacious hideaway. They are known for being some of the best in the world. If your interested in spending time at the Beach, or just lounge at the pool Bora Bora will offer a tranquil setting that's for sure.
If you’re looking for a vacation offering relaxation via a dip in the pool, a gentle boat ride and a spa experience Bora Bora has you covered. If Your looking for the best Rates it is suggested to go to Bora Bora during March and April. The different seasons are either high season, or low season. When you are looking at individual resorts you’ll very often see a room rate that doesn’t include local taxes or service charges.
Since water is a way of life on the island, popular lagoon excursions include snorkeling, diving, cruising, fishing, paddle boarding, kitesurfing, Jet Skiing, and of course, shark and ray feeding. You can also take your experience to new heights by parasailing, skydiving, or touring the island by helicopter. From above you will see the coral reefs and different shades of blue water.
Did You Know?
The French Polynesia is a collection of islands in the South Pacific, about 8.5 hours flight from LAX. Bora Bora was most recently featured on the movie "Couples Retreat". Oh yes before I forget you can't go to Bora Bora without shopping for black pearls! Or even go to the pearl farm. Ladies, your gonna love it.