5 Top Paragliding World Sites
Oct17

5 Top Paragliding World Sites

Paragliding is one badass adventure sport with the most exciting and enthralling escapades in the world. Coming up with a list of the best paragliding sites is not a one day affair. This is because having the best way to conquer the sky in amazingly dangerous heights is not all about coming up with places which will end up ruin your paragliding experience. It is a sport that involves a combination of both skydiving and hang gliding and where one has the chance to interact with the cool atmosphere. Considering the rules, this is the kind of sport that will give you an experience that no one can sum up in words. With a list of these amazing places, this activity truly lives up to your life long dream. Colonia Tovar, Venezuela The scenic features and the beautiful landscapes are some of the features which make this wonderful place worthwhile for paragliding. Colonar Tovar is a small town built by German settlers near Venezuela capital called Caracus. For Para-gliders this amazing place turns out to be a little heaven where one can make jumps from a height of 1500 meters above the sea level. The most commonly used site known as Placivel offers a healthy adrenaline fix, described by the stunning landscape offered by the narrow valley below.(image by Marcos Hevia) Chamonix, France Being frequented by skiers all over the world, this amazing place offers exemplary grounds for Para-gliders where the Alps are a hotspot destination. Chamonix is commonly preferred due to the presence of Mont Blanc which is the highest peak in Europe enabling the gliders to come to the top to launch their flight and take a leisurely glide over the wonderful Chamonix valley. As if this is not enough, the region has a lift system where you can access the several take off points and also availability of experienced guides makes it easier for gliders in the region. Kunjapuri, India Though not a very population site among gliders all over the world, this is one beautiful place that nestled cozily between the Shivalik ranges and for adventurists looking for spine chilling excitement this is the place to be. The destination offer scenic views of sunrise and sunset as the grand paragliding experience awaits you feasting your eyes with views of the Gangtri, Banderpunch, Chaukhamba and the Sawrga Rohini mountain peaks. Oludeniz, Turkey This is one of the most popular places in Asia and boosts of being the most photographed beaches along the Mediterranean shore as well as being one of the greatest and most visited places by Para-gliders. A shocking drive up Mount Babadag to launch...

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Cruising to the Seven Modern Wonders of the World
Aug12

Cruising to the Seven Modern Wonders of the World

For many people, visiting the Seven Modern Wonders of the World is right at the top of the bucket list. Spread across the world, these voyages can be an incredibly intense. For those concerned about the exertion, why not cheat a little and travel to the seven wonders in luxury aboard a cruise ship. Here is a guide to cruising to each of the Severn Modern Wonders of the World in luxury. Christ the Redeemer If the recent World Cup in Brazil’s incessant use of Christ the Redeemer sparked a desire in you to visit the awe-inspiring statue, a cruise holiday could be the best option. Located on the peak of Rio de Janeiro’s Corcovado Mountain, Christ the Redeemer is only 12km from the city’s port. Regardless of people’s faith, the statue has become incredibly iconic across the world. The sombre, embracing figure of Christ overlooking the colourful city of Rio offers an incredible poignant visage. Viewable from the port as the ship comes to dock, it is the striking image that visitors tend to notice first. Royal Caribbean run cruises throughout the year to the carnival capital of the world, allowing passengers to enjoy the city’s colour and culture. Great Wall of China Made up of 13,171 miles of fortifications, the Great Wall of China is the longest man-made structure in the wall and dates back more than 2,500 years. Initially built as to protect the Chinese Empire and serve as border controls, the wall has become a hugely popular tourist attraction. Although theories suggesting the Great Wall of China can be viewed from the moon have been disproven, the structure has still made an indelible mark on the planet.(Image by Ziki Questi) The wall passes through the city of Beijing which has maritime access through the Port of Tianjin. Cruise1st offer a choice of cruise holidays which include excursions to the Great Wall. Petra The ancient city of Petra in Jordan has become famous for its unique infrastructure and architecture with buildings carved into stone. Roughly 2,500 years old, the city was lost for centuries until rediscovered by a Swiss explorer in 1812. The city is under threat of corrosion caused by water damage and poor irrigation – the delicate site needs to be seen to be believed. One of the harder sites to visit by ship, probably the best way to nautically approach the area is by a Red Sea Cruise. Colosseum The ancient amphitheatre set in the centre of the Italian city of Rome is generally considered one of the greatest feats of Roman engineering. Carefully preserved, visitors are still welcomed inside the Colosseum despite...

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3 Great Destinations for Activity Holidays
Jun02

3 Great Destinations for Activity Holidays

TREKKING IN INDIA India is a vast country that often creates a lasting impression on its visitors with its striking sensory, physical and philosophical assaults that is unrivaled by any other destination on the planet. It is a destination where every expectation whether it is spiritual, beauty, mysticism, poverty, cultural or bureaucracy will be outdone when you land on this extreme subcontinent. The countries staggering diversity is outrageous and ranges from paradisiacal beaches to primary forests of teak and jackfruit trees and from harsh deserts highlighted by fairytale forts to the misty hill stations clad in tea plantations and dotted with British Club houses opening into the world’s highest peaks of the Himalayas. Its landscape shaped by human activities range from bustling metropolises to rural village life tilling land and planting.(image by ANDROS images) With its array of extremes,vacations in India are perfect for holiday activities including trekking through its deserts, mountains and jungles for the ultimate adventures. The Himalayas range of mountains offers some of the best treks in the sub Asian sub continent. Its snow capped peaks offers endless mountain lakes, rugged rocks, caves, scenic valleys, glacier lakes, Rolling Meadows, meandering rivers, cascading waterfalls and dense forest. It is a haven for adventure seekers and its lure is simply irresistible offering numerous routes and terrains for the different levels of trekkers. The Rajasthan region is one of the driest places in India dominated by the forbidding Thar Desert. It however the best region for desert treks on a camel’s back traversing the massive dusty sandy dunes, shrubs and visiting the desert villages along the way. VOLUNTEERING COSTA RICA Costa Rica is sandwiched between Nicaragua and Panama on South American isthmus and despite its troubledneighbors; it is a country that is peaceful and famous for its well preserved natural environment. It offers many exciting opportunities to immerse in its natural elements whether discovering new species, zipping across the rainforest or cooling it off in a volcano heated hot spring. About a quarter of the country is preserved by in natural parks, biological reserves, wildlife refuges and private reserves protecting over 850 species of birds, 250 mammals and with the worlds 6 percent identified species. It is a paradise for anyone who delights in the unspoilt natural world.(image by United Planet) It may be small in size but with its amazing diversities more than make up for its lack in size, from the rainforests and cloud forests to dry tropical and temperate forests, to mangroves, to active volcanoes to hot sandy Caribbean and Pacific beaches and to high forest clad mountains and marshy lowlands. In Costa Rica you always...

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