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Kasbah Of Algiers: Testament Of Culture And Tradition

21. December 2009

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Medina is an Islamic city, Kasbah of Algiers us unique medina, as it is founded on the ruins of old Icosium. It is a small city that stands on the coastal sites of Mediterranean, which overlooks those islands on which Carthaginian trading post was made in forth century. It was a Phoenician commercial outpost which later then developed into a small roman town. The city is built on hills and as it goes down towards the sea, it’s divided in tow i.e. the high City and Low city. Kasbah is the most intriguing and fascinating part of Algiers. The must visit place are masonries and mosques of the 17th century. Ketchaoua mosque which was built in 1794, by the Dey Baba Hassan is flanked by two minarets is astonishing monument architecture. Mosque el Djedid, built in 1660 during the time of  [...]

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Horrendous Shipwrecks For Divers In Abu Nuhas

18. December 2009

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A curse for ships is an escapade for the expeditors visiting the dreadful Abu Nuhas. While diving in the Red Sea is quite panoramic due to it’s assortment of marine life, people often douse here to watch the shipwrecks lying unwaveringly on the sea’s rimming reef. The region covered by Sha’ab Abu Nuhas, which means ‘worst bad lack reef’, is a horrendous passage for the mariners sailing toward the Street of Global near Gulf of Suez. It encompasses four shipwrecks that can be explored as a part of audacious diving, and maybe some more those are yet unexplored. The Carnatic The Carnatic, built in 1862, is a vessel 90 meters long with vapor engine and quadrangle-fixed sails. This massive mechanism sailed mostly amid China, Bombay, and Suez and was owned by Peninsula and Oriental  [...]

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Astonishing Life Of The Sans-Bushmen Of Kalahari

17. December 2009

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Astonishing Life Of The Sans-Bushmen Of Kalahari
The original people of southern section of Africa, whose terrain extents to the  most regions of Zimbabwe Lesotho, South Africa, Mozambique, Nambia, Swaziland,Angola as well as Botswana. The natives here are referred by various names such as San, Bushmen, Sho, Basarwa, Khwe as well as Kung. Traditionally, these native people are especially hunter as well as the gatherers, they are also a branch of the Khoisan group and they are connected to the conventionally rustic Khoikhoi. In the early 1950s, in the course of the 1990s, they toggled to farming. It was the result of the government permitted upgrading programs as well as the greater than before risks of gathering and also hunting lifestyle in the countenance of technological expansion. The Bushmen have offered an affluence of information  [...]

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Mount Kilimanjaro : Roof of Africa

16. December 2009

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Escalating Mount Kilimanjaro The largest peak of Africa, it stands tall by 5,895 meters and the stratovolcano that is presently inactive is located in Tanzania’s north-eastern part. The ice-covered inactive mountain discharges gas through fumaroles in kibo’s key summit crater. The inactive volcano is consisting of tephra and lava’s numerous layers. Its base is extended upto 388,500 ha. The current research reveals that the previous eruptions in the mountain took place about 200,000 years ago. Its tephra squirted in air while lava being liquid was flowed. Creation of the mount is said to be commenced almost 750,000 years back and its three major peak points include Kibo, Shira, and Mawenzi. People around Its surrounding vicinity is densely populated and here stays the chagga tribal  [...]

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Victoria Falls Zambia

16. December 2009

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Hearing of Livingstone, a small town in Zambia near Victoria Falls, reminds me of my childhood days in Scotland. I am not talking crap. This town was named after a missionary, Dr. David Livingstone, who was born in Blantyre in Scotland, which is coincidently my birth place as well. I sometimes marvel at the development in technology and human behavior that took place in the past couple of centuries. Dr. David was the first white ever to watch the ‘Smoke that Thunders’, the ancient name of Victoria Falls (See, I told you. Even the name has been changed). And now, thousands of people including whites travel to watch the thundering smoke. The last time when I visited this cascading falls, I halted for 2 days at The Zambezi Sun Hotel built nearby, not because of its exquisiteness but due  [...]

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In The Humpback Whale’s Playground

15. December 2009

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In The Humpback Whale’s Playground
Country Info Republic of Madagascar (formerly Malagasy) is an island nation of Africa located off the southeaster coast of the ‘Black Continent’ in the Indian Ocean. The main island of the country which is also called Madagascar is the fourth largest island (Area: 587041 square kilometres) in the world and is famous for its flora and fauna species majority of which are endemic to the country itself. Madagascar is one of the poorest country’s in the world. National capital is Antananarivo. Humpback whale The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a baleen whale. One of the larger rorqual species found in various oceans and seas around the world. Humpback whale has a special body shape comprising very long pectoral fins and a knobbly head. Often found in state of animation, the  [...]

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Morocco Tourism - Sands And Birds

15. December 2009

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Morocco Tourism – Sands And Birds
Country Info Morocco is located in North western Africa (a Northern African State) covering an area of 4,47,000 square kilometers and boasts of a population of 32. Morocco is bordered by Algeria in the east and Western Sahara to the south (sovereignty of Western Sahara is subject to dispute, however). The Strait of Gibraltar separates Morocco from spain in the north. Atlantic Ocean lies to the west and north-western side of Morocco while Mediterranean Sea lies to the northeast. The Canary Islands are located off the Moroccan coast. National capital is Rabat. Merzouga Merzouga is a small village located in the southeastern part of Morocco, just about 20 kilometers from the Algerian border. Merzouga is known for Erg Chebbi, one of the best tourist sites here (erg is a flat area of a desert  [...]

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Welcome To The Permanent Desert Lake Turkana, Kenya

14. December 2009

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Welcome To The Permanent Desert Lake Turkana, Kenya
The place is something which you would not have even imagined in your dreams; it’s the place where you find how life forms struggle to exist. Sitting at a comfortable couch and moving in a warm luxury car you cannot figure out how difficult it is for people in some parts of the world to manage some food and decent amount of clean water to sustain their lives. This place is more and unconnected than you would from collecting the data about the closest city and nearest airport. Lake Turkana is some 466 miles from Nairobi. It is also largest alkaline lake in the world apart from being the largest permanent desert lake. The place is really hot and the lands are barren making you ponder for hours that was it really fertile and the area was amazing place to place as claimed by historians. The  [...]

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Picturesque Blyde River Canyon

14. December 2009

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Picturesque Blyde River Canyon The natural wonder located in South Africa’s Mpumalanga is the world’s third largest canyon after Grand Canyon of USA and Namibia’s Fish River Canyon. Deep by 2500 feet and lengthy by 26 kilometers, the canyon is made up of red-colored sandstones. Three Rondavels is one of the best views offered by the canyon vicinity. Renamed as Motlatse, its magnificent mountain scenery and the surrounding see sights are the best reasons to be there at least once in lifetime. The canyon passes from the Drakensberg Mountain Range and it also contains Lowveld Riparian Forest that is extended upto 100 hectares. The vicinity also locates as Swadini dam and you can also enjoy boating in the dam locality. Its nearby Kadishi waterfall is also the second tallest tufa waterfall  [...]

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Simon’s Town: Welcome To The Penguin’s Town

14. December 2009

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Simon’s Town is one of the most charming places in South Africa. It is situated somewhere around 40km away from the city. The town is the important base of South African Navy. Its one small beautiful town that we use to hear in the bed time stories, small houses and cottages, shops, cafeteria and restaurants on road sides. The seaside location is so beautiful that even best of adjectives cannot describe its beauty. Where it is located It lies on the eastern side of Cape Peninsula and False Bay’s shores, South Africa. From the pages of past Simon van der Stel, a Dutch man is behind the discovery of this beautiful place; he was the governor of the Cape Colony (1677-1687). He surveyed the place and considered it as a secure harbor for winters the days between May and September. More  [...]

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