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Zeravshan Valley, Tajikistan’s Golden River City

April 18, 2014 |

Zeravshan Valley is situated in northern Tajikistan, embedded between the impressive mountain ranges of the western Pamir-Alai massive. The area is famous for its unique mountain landscapes and its beautiful lakes: the Alauddin lakes, the Kulikalon lakes, Iskanderkul Lake, the seven lakes of Shing among many others. While being an important tourism and recreation destination during the Soviet era of dispatch tourism, it is now an insiders’ tip among those interested in mountain trekking, alpinism and the little travelled branches of the silk road. Check this article to knwo more about it:Read More

The Unique Peranakan Community In Malacca

April 18, 2014 |

Malacca is a small state in southern part of the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Malacca City is located in Central Malacca while the other two districts are mostly rural. Unique to Malacca is the Peranakan dialect of Malay spoken by the Peranakan or Baba-Nyonya community, and Cristao or Kristang, an old version of Portuguese still spoken by the Malacca Portuguese Eurasian community. Here are what you can see and do in Malacca:Read More

The Great Ocean Road, An Old Road That Is More Than A Road

April 18, 2014 |

The Great Ocean Road is more than a road – it represents a coastal region of south-west Victoria, Australia, running from Bellarine Peninsula near Geelong to Portland near the border with South Australia. One of the most scenic parts of the road is the stretch between Port Campbell and Peterborough. This is the section contained by Port Campbell National Park and has the major rock formations. The Great Ocean Road is a fantastic drive, not only for the scenery but also for the winding cliff-top roads. Motoring enthusiasts travel the road for the sheer excitement of feeling the corners and having fun. Here are what you can see on the road:Read More

The Beautiful Coral Reefs and A Divers Paradise At Milne Bay

April 18, 2014 |

Milne Bay is a beautiful, peaceful province in the southeastern tip of Papua New Guinea. This area is renowned for its beautiful coral reefs, a divers paradise and for the fascinating culture of some of its islands. Milne Bay covers a sea area of 252,990 km². The ladies at the Milne Bay Tourism Bureau are extremely useful for organizing trips around Alotau. They have many contacts for village stays, diving and snorkelling trips, and have useful local information. The province has some fascinating cultural traditions:Read More

The Thriving Youth and Arts Culture in Gwangju

April 18, 2014 |

Gwangju is in South Jeolla, South Korea. It has a thriving youth and arts culture and even a glance down the streets of Geumnamno will note a generally more fashion-conscious populace. Further to this, the city has numerous art galleries and hosts a biennial Bienalle. Travelers coming to Gwangju can experience a slower paced experience than Seoul, despite still feeling the hurry hurry (Ppalli Ppalli) lifestyle of Korea. Gwangju also serves well as a good hub for touring the surrounding province of South Jeolla.Read More

The Mysterious Sea Road Festival in Jin-do

April 17, 2014 |

Jin-do (Jindo-gun) is an island in South Korea, located in the southwestern province of Jeollanam. It is the third-largest island in the country, accessible from the mainland via the city of Mokpo. A Korean version of the Moses Miracle called the Mysterious Sea Road attracts hundreds of thousands of people each year. Jin-do is also known for the indigenous dog breed, the Korean Jindo-gae (진돗개), which is officially South Korean Natural Treasure #53. Other attractions include:Read More

The Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos, Six Towns Which Were Founded as Reductions by Jesuits

April 17, 2014 |

The Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos are a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bolivia’s department of Santa Cruz. The missions consist of six towns which were founded as reductions by Jesuits in the 17th and 18th century and survived as a living heritage. If visiting the missions on public transport be aware that departure times can change and travel times are to be taken as rough estimates only as they depend on all kind of factors (road conditions, weather, mood of the driver, etc). Guidebooks cannot be trusted for bus timetables and you don’t want to be stuck for a day or two just waiting for the bus. Check this article for more info about how to get there:Read More

Toluca, The Most Industrialized and Prosperous City in Mexico

April 17, 2014 |

Toluca, officially called Toluca de Lerdo, is the state capital of Mexico State as well as the seat of the Municipality of Toluca. It is the center of a rapidly growing urban area, now the fifth largest in Mexico. This is the city to come to for employment in factories, the state government, hospitals, construction, and a growing service economy. After coming from Mexico City, you will be impressed with the clean air, but may get altitude sickness your first day there, so take it easy. Here are what you can see and do in the city:Read More

Tilcara, The Archaeological Centre of Argentina

April 17, 2014 |

Tilcara is a pleasant town in Jujuy in Argentina. It is the touristic centre of the world heritage site Quebrada de Humahuaca reconstructed ruins of a pre-Inca “pucará”. Tilcara is the major touristic centre of the Quebrada de Humahuaca and the archaeological centre of Argentina. It exhibits Spanish colonial architecture combined with local elements as well as Precolumbian archaeology. Here are what you can see and do in the area:Read More

Thimphu is Well Endowed with Attractions

April 17, 2014 |

Thimphu is the capital of the Kingdom of Bhutan, and with a population of around 80,000 is the nation’s largest city. Although the Thimphu Valley has supported small settlements for many centuries and a dzong has existed there since 1216, the city didn’t really develop until the king declared Thimphu the new capital in 1961. Currently the town is undergoing massive development. Norzin Lam is the city’s main thoroughfare and is lined with hotels, shopping complexes and hotels. Although lacking the charm and culture associated with ancient capitals, Thimphu is well endowed with attractions such as:Read More