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Visit Florida’s First Private University in DeLand

October 14, 2014 |

DeLand is the county seat of Volusia County, Florida. The city is named for Henry A. DeLand. The city is situated midway between two first magnitude springs in state park settings, part of the Florida Aquifer. DeLand grew during the 1920s Florida Land Boom. The Downtown DeLand Historic District has been undergoing extensive renovations recently. Here are what you can see and do in the area:Read More

Struisbaai: An Old Fishing Village which Sported a Beautiful Natural Harbour

October 13, 2014 |

Struisbaai is a coastal settlement in the Overberg region of South Africa’s Western Cape province. The town is an old fishing village which for many years sported a beautiful natural harbour. Struisbaai also boasts the picturesque harbor, the fishing cottages of Hotagterklip, 2km north of town is a favorite subject with South African painters. Visitors can walk around the harbour, see the traditional fishermen bring home their catch, and buy fresh fish. Other activities includes:Read More

The Largest Nickel Deposits on Earth in Norilsk

October 13, 2014 |

Norilsk is a large city in Taymyria. Norilsk is located between the West Siberian Plain and Central Siberian Plateau at the foot of the 1,700-meter (5,600 ft) high Putoran Mountains, on some of the largest nickel deposits on Earth. Consequently, mining and smelting ore are the major industries. Because of its strategic importance, Norilsk is a closed city and special permission is needed for travel. Here are what you can see and do:Read More

Tsetserleg, The Most Pleasant of Mongolia’s Provicial Capitals

October 13, 2014 |

Tsetserleg is located in a beautiful forested valley in the Khangay mountains; it has a population of around 20,000, and is generally considered to be the most pleasant of Mongolia’s provicial capitals. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Mongolia, with monastery built on the current site of the town in 1642. While the monastery was closed in the 1930s by the communist government, the original temple was turned into a museum. Tseterleg isn’t very big. The city center and most hotels are in walking distance of the main attractions. You can see and do the following activities:Read More

Trabzon, The City Where You Can Visit The Virgin Mary of Soumela

October 13, 2014 |

A major trade centre since times immemorial—for long, Trabzon was a main port-of-call on one of the main routes between Europe and Persia and beyond, which involved taking a ship across the Black Sea from Romania—and visited by Marco Polo among many others. One of the best tourist destination in Trabzon is Sümela Monastery (Turkish: Sümela Manastırı; Greek: Panagia Soumela, “Virgin Mary of Soumela”) which is a spectacular rock-hewn monastery perched dramatically on the narrow ledge of a steep cliff in the forests south of Trabzon. Others tourist spots are:Read More

The Princes’ Islands, The Islands Of The Monks

October 12, 2014 |

The Princes’ Islands are a group of nine islands off the Asian coast of Istanbul, Turkey. The Princes’ Islands take their name from the fact that during Byzantine and early Ottoman period, members of dynasties who fell out of favor were sent to exile there. Until late 19th century, when regular steamer transportation showed up in the seas around Istanbul, these islands were considered remote and far-away places. Apart from the exiled princes, only a handful of monks found these islands inhabitable then, a fact which gives the islands their former name in Turkish: Keşiş Adaları (“Islands of the Monks”). The Princes’ Islands consist of four major and five minor islands. More about the islands is in this article, enjoy the read:Read More

The Agricultural And Marine History of Catawba Island

October 12, 2014 |

Catawba Island is part of the Ottawa County peninsula. It has an agricultural history as well as a marine history. A lot of land on Catawba Island was dedicated to farming, vineyards, orchards, truck farms and such. Today development is converting much of this land for other uses. Here are what you can see and do in the area:Read More

My Son, A Set of Ruins From the Ancient Cham Empire

October 11, 2014 |

My Son, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a set of ruins from the ancient Cham Empire in the central coast of Vietnam. My Son was built by the Champas who ruled Central Vietnam from c.200-c.1700 CE until finally annexed by the Vietnamese in the 19th century. However, the ruins at My Son are not as impressive as any of the other sites, for various reasons: the smaller scale of the original site, for example, the comparatively poor upkeep and severe damage to the buildings from time and war. Even so, these are unique and important historical sites, and the gorgeous jungle scenery alone may be worth the trip. Check out here to find more information about the site:Read More

Monte Albán: An Archaeological Site in the State of Oaxaca, Mexico

October 11, 2014 |

Monte Albán is an archaeological site in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Monte Albán traces its history to about 500 B.C. when Zapotec builders (who called themselves the cloud people) began leveling the mountaintop and constructing terraces and other works. You can walk around the site and climb up the major structures. Here are what you can see and do in the area:Read More

Phuentsholing, A City Where Bhutanese and Indians Do Business

October 11, 2014 |

Phuentsholing is the second largest town in Bhutan which is the point of entry for travelers arriving by bus from Kolkata and Siliguri and the town functions primarily as a place where Bhutanese and Indians do business. The architecture is modern, and there is no dzong, famous monastery or in fact anything of particular interest to tourists. However, like all of Bhutan, it does offer a clean, pleasant and safe environment in which to go about your business. The town center can easily be covered on foot, but there are an abundance of taxis for journeys out of town. Here are some tourist’s destination:Read More