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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Cherry blossom time: Flickr photo of the day

(Photo: Sky Noir / Flickr)
In March of 1912, Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City gave Washington, D.C., some cherry trees; 3,020 cherry trees, to be exact. Times were good; there was a growing friendship between the United States and Japan. In a happy ceremony held at the Tidal Basin, First Lady Helen Taft and Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador, planted the first two of those trees and started what would become one of the most beautiful features of the U.S. Capitol: the Cherry Blossom Festival.
Photographer Bill Dickinson captured this image of the blossoms, and the Jefferson Memorial, in March 2012. This year's festival began March 20 and goes until April 14.
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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Travel photos from around the world

Submitted by Sher Williamson / UGC
Chameleon, Hawaii
Our readers have submitted some inspiring photos from around the world. This week's gallery features images from Hawaii, Scotland, Botswana and other stunning settings.

Submitted by Harvey Barrison / UGC
Eilean Donan Island, Western Highlands of Scotland

Submitted by Anne Sanders / UGC
Davy Mountain, Warne, N.C.

Submitted by Michelle Yingling / UGC
 Custer State Park, S.D.

Submitted by Siva Ramanathan / UGC
San Fransisco, Calif.

Submitted by Cherrie Warzocha / UGC
Kona, Hawaii

Submitted by Melissa Warde / UGC
Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven, Scotland

Submitted by Kelly Wallace / UGC
Baby sea lion, Galapagos Islands

Submitted by Lynn Perry / UGC
Bison, Yellowstone National Park

Submitted by Jerry Pearson / UGC
Maroon Bells, near Aspen, Colo.

Submitted by Kaushal Modi / UGC
Mount Christoffel, Curacao

Submitted by Beth Weinstein / UGC
Elephant, Botswana

Submitted by Nicki McManus / UGC
Delaware River near Milford, Pa.

Submitted by David Jordan / UGC
Harbor Seals in Casco Bay, Portland, Maine

Submitted by Terry Guthrie / UGC
Autumn on the Tallulah River, Ga.

Submitted by Tom Gubala / UGC
Lilac-breasted Roller, Tanzania

Submitted by Ashley Davis / UGC
La Jolla Cove, Calif.

Submitted by Randy Clegg / UGC
The Old Mill at Berry College, Rome, Ga.

Submitted by Cagil Baykara / UGC
Brussels, Belgium

Submitted by Jessica Baskett / UGC
Imperial Beach, Calif.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Laguna Beach, California

laguna beach is located in California. It is known for its extensive artist community, seaside village atmosphere, beautiful beaches, and luxury resort hotels


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New in Disney Travel: Hawaiian Resort

Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, is scheduled to open Aug. 29 at Ko Olina marina on Oahu. The resort will have 359 hotel rooms and 481 Disney Vacation Club villas, two restaurants, a wedding lawn and a spa center. Water attractions will include a tube-floating watercourse, body slides and a snorkeling lagoon.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

World's Most Beautiful Mountains: Mount Everest, Nepal-Tibet

The lucky and ambitious few who get to stand atop Everest are rewarded with a view from the rooftop of the world. The rest of us will have to settle for photographs of the magnificent 29,035-foot peak. Everest was first climbed by these men in 1953, who have been followed by ambitious climbers ever since. Sadly, some attempts, notably during 1996, ended in tragedy


Monday, March 14, 2011

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Orlando, Florida

Once a quiet farming town, Orlando now welcomes more visitors than any other place in the state. The reason, of course, is Walt Disney World, which, along with Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando, and a host of other attractions, of varying degrees of quality, attracts millions of people a year to a previously featureless plot of scrubland. Most of the hotels are found along International Drive, Hwy-192 or in and around Disney World, all of which lie several miles south of the downtown area, which has the city's best nightlife. more

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Heritage Tours in Nepal

CULTURAL Nepal offers an incomparable scope to connoisseurs of art and culture to see and study the different aspects of fine arts in its painting, sculpture, woodcarving and architecture. The three main historic cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur with numerous historical monuments, old palaces and palace squares, Shrines and temples, ageless traditions and legends make it a veritable living museum.
Kathmandu Valley The history of the Valley begins with the Buddhist saint Manjushree who slashed a passage through the surrounding hills to drain out the primordial waters and make it inhabitable. Over the centuries, a refined urban civilization emerged, built on a unique synthesis of Hinduism and Buddhism. Dynasties came and went. Trade and the arts flourished. Its deeply religious and artistic temples that attracted devout pilgrims as well as rampaging invaders.

The Kathmandu Valley boasts seven World Cultural Heritage Sites all within a radius of 20 km.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
A couple of palaces, temples and traditional art of culture and it is protected as the Heritage Site in the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. It is called as Hanuman Dhoka. The site guarded by God Hanuman, the temple-resident of Kumari (Living Goddes) as Kasthamandap, after which the word Kathmandu is named.

This is regarded as one of the oldest Stupa in the world. Also known as "monkey Temple" It is said to be more then 2000 years old. The stupa perched on a sacred hilltop is crowded with votive stupas, gilded peacocks, Taras, Thunderbolt (Vajra) Mandalas, Tibetan monasteries and a temple of Harati Mata (Goddes of small pox). 

Also known as Lalitpur-city of fine art and architecture, is said to be one of the oldest and beautiful medieval cities of the world. The artist and artesian creates the greatest and most beautiful temples, Shrines and Palaces in the Durbar Square is still a wondrous place.

Pashupati Nath Temple 

One of the most sacred of all Hindu temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva. it is situated on the Bagmati River, where cremation Ghats are. That place will give you an insight into one of the world's gretest religions. Many peoples from different part of Asia visit Pashupatinath temple, During the festival Shiva Ratri, there is a vast crowed from many parts of Asia as this festival is the biggest festival of worshipping lord Shiva.
Possibly the world’s largest Stupa. Is a site of a great veneration for Himalayan Buddhism. Being on the old Tibet Nepal trading route and many Tibetans living around the area has developed many monasteries of the different scats of Tibetan Buddhism. Walking around the Stupa will give you a little glimse of Tibet.

The city Bhaktapur known as Bhadgaon "City of devotees" is 13 km east of Kathmandu. This is most beautiful medieval town is the most preserved of the three medieval cities. exquisitely carved 55 windows palace. The Golden Gate an old palace, 5-stored Nyatapole temple and Bhairav Temple near by and Dattatreya square etc. can be observed.

The temple built on a hilltop some 18 km east of Kathmandu dates back to the 4th century, is the oldest temple in Kathmandu Valley. In the courtyard among half a dozen Vishnu statues, a 5th century image with 10 arms is the masterpiece. There is also an image of Garuda, the mythical bird that serves as Vishnu's heavenly vehicle. Beside, there is one of the oldest and most important inscriptions of the valley.


Monday, February 21, 2011

Dang District of Nepal

Dang District of Nepal (Beautiful Nepal)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Uno Motorbike : Brilliant or Just plain weird ?

Customising motorbikes is big business but for some, reinventing the motorbike seems like a bigger challenge. 

We recently had the enclosed MonoTracer jet bike and today we have the even odder, Uno. The bike recently turned heads at the 2008 National Motorcycle Show in Toronto, probably because no one could actually figure out what the hell it was. Rather than the usual front and back wheel configuration, the Uno uses two, side-by-side wheels, rear footpegs and a much smaller chassis.
Invented by 18-year old science geek, Ben J. Poss Gulak, the operation of the bike is even more radical. The whole thing weighs just 120lb and there are no controls, barr an On/Off switch. To go forward you lean forward and then back for slowing down or reversing – like the Segway, just faster. 

Speed is controlled by how far you lean forward, with the gyros relaying the information to the ECU (electronic control unit) hooked up to the motor. Futuristic indeed but a one-off for now.-Martin Lynch

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Gandaki River of Nepal

The Gandaki River, which starts in Nepal and flows through India is older than the Himalayas. As tectonic activity forced the mountains higher, the river has been able to cut through the uplift to maintain its level. Chitwan National Park of Nepal and Valmiki National Park of India are adjacent to each other in the vicinity of Valmikinagar around the Gandak Barrage.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

"Gosaikunda" Nepal Travel Destination

One of Nepal's most famous religious places of pilgrimage is Gosainkunda lake situated at an altitude of about 4360 meters. The lake town is surrounded by high mountains to the north and east and the lake itself is worth the trip alone for its beauty and picturesque surroundings.There are nine other famous lakes in the area such as Saraswati, Bhairav, Sourya and Ganesh Kunda. Every year during the Janai Purnima festival in August, thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims travel here by foot to take a holy dip in the lake.Another site to see when traveling to Gosaikunda, besides its glacial lake, is the large rock in the center of the lake. It is said to be the remains of an ancient Shiva shrine. There is a myth that claims the lake is carried by a channel that stretches all the way from Gosaikunda in the Langtang Region to the holy pond 60 kilometers to the south at the Kumbheshwar Temple in Kathmandu's city of Patan.The best approach to Gosainkunda for those who do not want to go trekking for too, many days, is through Dhunche. You can take a private vehichle 132 kilometers north-east of Kathmandu or take a bus (regular buses may not be scheduled) to Dhunche. Dhunche is linked with Kathmandu by a drivable yet windy road so those prone to motion sickness should take some medicine before heading to Dhunche by vehicle. You will have to trek to Gosaikunda from Dhunche which takes about two days. 


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