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January 31, 2012

The Frigatebirds of Eden Rock

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Frigatebirds can often be seen swooping over the oceans offshore of St Barths, riding warm updrafts to stay aloft. Due to their reliance on these warm thermal currents, their appearance or disappearance from an area can actually signify changing weather patterns. The birds do not swim, and cannot walk well, so they are at the mercy of the winds more than most birds. They cannot even take off well from a flat surface, but compensate for this extreme lack of mobility on land with the largest wingspan to weight ratio of any bird, which lets them remain aloft for periods of time longer than a week! A week’s stay at Eden Rock, St Barths might seem much more comfortable than a week spent in the air, but the frigatebird is perfectly adapted for long periods aloft.

Life as a Frigatebird

It can be a slow life for a frigatebird – it takes so long to rear a frigatebird chick that the birds cannot mate every year, and it’s a common sight to see chicks as big as their parents waiting to be fed! Both parents take turns feeding the chicks for the first three months of their development, and the mother takes over for the following eight months of feeding.

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Discover La Tania This Winter

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These days, there’s no need to travel far and wide across the world for an amazing skiing experience. Right here in Europe there are plenty of locations with great resorts and slopes perfect for skiing and snowboarding. Ski chalets, hotels, and resorts in the Alps offer some of the best skiing opportunities, whether you’re travelling alone, with family or friends, or looking for more than just a resort. If you’re feeling confused and looking to book the best ski chalets, La Tania is a great choice for a new experience of the French Alps.

La Tania, located in The Three Valleys region of France, was developed for the 1992 Winter Olympics, and provides several hotels, chalets, and apartments for use by skiers and visitors to the town looking for ski chalets. La Tania offers a great location, with the ski resort having access to winter sports schools and a gondola linking to nearby ski systems. This allows a family to access different slopes with varying levels on a single ski pass.

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so much available within close vicinity, accommodation is really a matter of preference. Ski chalets, hotels, and private chalets and apartments are all available in most of the resort towns, and this one is no exception. No matter if you are travelling alone for your holiday or with family and friends, there will be an option available for everyone. Private lettings also exist, even in the small towns such as La Tania, for those who are looking for a more personal, intimate post-skiing atmosphere. These rental ski chalets, La Tania or elsewhere, can accommodate groups from two to twelve.

The ski resort may have been designed for the 1992 Winter Olympics, but it now gets visitors and winter sport enthusiasts returning every year. It is a fabulous resort to test out the slopes and enjoy all The Three Valleys region has to offer while staying in some top-notch ski chalets. La Tania might be smaller than some of the nearby ski resorts, but big things come in small packages and it has just as much to offer as its more glamorous cousins – if not more!

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Best Machu Picchu Tour Combinations

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Amazon and Machu Picchu tours. The Amazon Rainforest is a deep, dark, and mysterious place that most people only dream about visiting. But a tour of the Amazon isn’t really that difficult, especially if you choose to visit the southern portion of Peru’s Amazon. The jungle town of Puerto Maldonado is about an hour flight from Cuzco, which is the launching point for most trips to the mountain to ruins. If you want to combine a Machu Picchu and Amazon tour into one trip, the best thing to do is to first visit the rainforest. Three or four nights in the jungle will allow you ample opportunity to see the diversity of flora and fauna the Amazon has to offer. You’ll then fly to Cuzco where you can fit in a Cuzco tour, Sacred Valley excursion, and Machu Picchu tour before returning to Lima, making the entire trip last less than 10 days.

Machu Picchu and Galapagos tours. This pricy but one-in-a-lifetime vacation package takes you to two of the most sought after vacation destinations in all of South America: Machu Picchu in Peru and the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. You’ll fly into Quito or Guayaquil in Ecuador and the next day fly out to the Galapagos Islands to start your Galapagos cruise. To make this entire trip last only 11 days, you can take a 4 day cruise, or extend the vacation by making it 5 days. A cruise is the best way to see the Galapagos Islands because you can cruise in luxury at night and visit different islands with different wildlife during the day. You’ll then fly to Peru and onto Cuzco. If you’re keeping your vacation to a week and half, you will still have time to tour Cuzco and the Sacred Valley before finally getting to visit the Incan citadel. This vacation combination allows you to see many varied environments and ecosystems, and is perhaps the best South America vacation combination possible.

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Heading To Arequipa When You’re In Peru

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With a vast amount of monasteries and churches, coupled with a beautiful cathedral, the Colonial centre of Arequipa can boast some quite spectacular architecture. The city is also proud of its varied museums, distinct culinary heritage, lively markets, excellent restaurants and various other points of interest for the visitor.

Arequipa is often referred to as The White City due to the color of the volcanic rock from which many buildings are constructed. The city has a very European feel making it ideal for travelers from other parts of the world who had to make a choice between a trip to Europe or to South America.

There are three volcanoes surrounding Arequipa including Misti which is still considered active although it has erupted just four times over the last 500 years and is a particularly prominent element in the local landscape. It is possible to climb this volcano if one is fairly fit as well as acclimated to the altitude, something best done in Cusco or Lake Titicaca before traveling here. It is recommended that this climb be done with a guide or tour agency.

A city tour or walking around on your own can be sufficient for finding all of the city’s tourist attractions that there are on offer. The tour will typically include the Cathedral, the Santa Catalina Convent and, often, a visit to a scenic point outside the city where one can get a panoramic view and enjoy some typical food and drink.

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A Brief History of Transportation

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Compared to horses, cows, donkeys, llamas, camels, and other domesticated livestock, we are weaker and require more varied diets, than these grass eaters. The first development in the history of transportation was the domestication of these large herbivores whose muscle power we eventually adapted to become both food, tool, and weapon. The dog was by far the first animal to be domesticated, and some scientists believe Canis Lupus Familiaris to have taken its modern form as early as 30,000 BCE. While the horse is probably best known in the Western world for its uses in both war and peace, all of these animals have found uses throughout human history. The horse, however, is probably the best for reasons of diet, endurance, speed, and power. Traditionally, horse-riding peoples have tended to dominate less mobile armies throughout history. Some notable examples include the Huns in Central Europe, the Mongols in China, and the Spanish in Peru.

Many people have often noted with curiosity that Julius Caesar and George Washington employed the same transportation technology when making war. Those people have unfortunately not paid enough attention to the history of transportation. If they had, they would have noted where each of these famous generals were making war. George Washington, a man of European ancestry like Julius Caesar, fought across the Atlantic Ocean from Europe against a country whose homeland was across that very sea. Therefore, Washington’s 18th century Western civilization possessed far greater sea transportation than that of the Roman Republic, who rarely ventured out of the Mediterranean. Europe’s seagoing technology was developed in Portugal during the 16th century to deal with the subcontinent’s relative isolation, as Europe was considered a backwater compared to the more prosperous China, India, and Middle East at this time. Eventually politics in these regions shut off major sea exploration at the same time Europe was perfecting its long-distance ocean vessels, which led to Europe’s domination of the world until the mid-20th century.

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Romantic Weekend Tour Ideas

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All of us look forward to weekends when we can break away from the monotony of daily life. Also, the fast paced life in cities is often draining and tires us by the end of the day. Some of us are lucky enough to get a workplace near our home, while most of us spend hours in commuting. The endless snarls of traffic and pollution further add to our woes and make us yearn for the weekend, when we can break away from the routine and relax ourselves.

This hectic schedule, is also forfeiting the personal life of an individual. The absence of romance often leads to a sense of disconnection between partners. Therefore, you need to keep the romance alive for a healthy and strong relationship. Planning a romantic weekend tour can work immensely in improving the strained relationship between partners. Playing some games, watching movies or performing adventurous activities like rock climbing and trekking will also do wonders for improving relationships.

Traveling to an exotic location, to a well planned private bungalow, is a good option. Most of these weekend getaways can be planned and booked on your own, however, if you are hard pressed for time and are looking forward to everything being picture perfect, engaging the services of a travel agent would be a good idea.

Spain, the natural wonderland, is undoubtedly the perfect destination for romantic weekend breaks. The country nation offers a complete package of natural elegance, tranquil beaches, rich architectural heritage, museums, fiestas, and nightlife. Festivals like Bull Fight and La Tomatina will add to your entertainment.

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Savour the Scrumptious Kerala Food and Cuisine

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For
several years now, the coconut tree continues to be a part of the life of Keralites. The use of coconut is mostly seen in the food of this state. All that the land offers here is used to prepare the cuisine that is easy yet palatable.

The main food of Kerala is unpolished rice. Apart form boiled rice, there is an array of snacks made of cereal that Keralites consume. The common ones include the bamboo formed puttu, the noodles-like idiyappam, the lace rimmed palappam, the sweet unniappam the spongy vattayappam, the pancake-resembling kallappam, and the stuffed ball-like kozhikotta. This is not all. The roti-like bread in Kerala is called the pathiri. You can transform it in plain thin bread known as vatipathiri or a box type roti called pettipathiri. Chattipathiri is a sweet cake that forms a significant part of the cuisine of Kerala. Pathiris are fried before filling with mutton, beef or chicken. They are steamed once stuffed with fish.

The cuisine of Kerala also offers several fermented beverages of its own. The famous drinks are kallu (toddy), Kerala rasam and patta charayam (arrack). Arrack is a very intoxicating beverage that is generally eaten along with pickles as well as boiled eggs.

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Brazil Holiday: Stopping At Rio

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You could spend a lifetime getting to know Rio, most visitors spend just a few days. The following highlights will help you get the most from your stay.

In Rio, the problem probably isn’t going to be figuring out what to do while you’re there. The most difficult part is sticking to your itinerary and making you leave one place to find another. You will be hard pushed to not find something to do is this wonderful city at night or during the day. There are actually many excursions for nature lovers as well.

Of course, Rio is best known for Carnaval, held each year in either February or March. If you want to go there then, you’ll want to make your plans well in advance so that you can book your preferred hotel. There will always be many chances for dancing and music all night around the year. Going to see a samba show, for example, is a great way to spend an evening.

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city is also known for its beaches, such as Copacabana, Ipanema, Aprador and many others that are less touristy. More than one person has said that Rio is full of some of the most beautiful people in the world and these beaches are perfect places for experiencing that. If lying on the beach isn’t enough for you, there are day cruises allowing for sights of such wildlife as dolphins, parrots, kingfishers and turtles.

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Mobility Scooters Allow You To Continue Enjoying the World Around You

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Mobility scooters are perfect for the elderly or disabled person who still wishes to enjoy everyday activities but lacks the general leg strength and maneuverability to do so. Electric =scooters are great for around the house as well as outside – all terrain scooters allow you to easily navigate through rough terrain. Many people use mobility scooters for the following reasons:

* Freedom. Electric scooters, and especially all terrain scooters, allow you to have the freedom to come and go as you please. You can use your all terrain scooter to take a trip down to the grocery store or enjoy a ride through the woods, and don’t need to feel dependent on relatives or the local public transportation system.

* Safety. As we age, our reflexes may not be as sharp and our eyesight may become less keen. Because of this, we may find it unsafe to continue using a motor vehicle. Mobility scooters are a much safer alternative as they can be driven on the sidewalk, away from traffic. There is much more room for error when using an electric mobility scooter in comparison to a car.

* Speed. Maybe you need to answer a ringing telephone in another room, or get to the toilet quickly. When you use scooters, you can get to where you need to be fast. You can also use your all terrain scooter to take quick jog to the corner store when you need a gallon of milk or some other necessity.

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Amsterdam is a city for young and old alike. It’s filled with nice museums that are quite intriguing and breathtaking too. Think of the Amsterdam dungeon that has some of the well-kept Amsterdam artifacts, the oldest church that dates back to 1250 known as Oude Kerk or the old church and the amazing Amstelkerk a wooden building that dates to 167o and was once used as a church brings back exciting memories to many.

You don’t have to worry about where you are going to stay while in Amsterdam as there are a lot of rental apartments that you can enjoy whether you are alone or with your family. These rentals are very spacious, heavenly clean with ample security too. They are quite affordable and available for rental all you have to do is check yourself in and enjoy your stay. Most of them are quite spacious and provide a good view to the city which is absolutely spectacular.

If you are out to have fun then Amsterdam is the place for you. Walking through the streets of Amsterdam at night you will notice that the street come to life again. With a wide variety of night clubs that keep you fully entertained with the best music from renowned DJs, great drinks and spacious dancing floors no one can resist to indulge.

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