Monday, March 28, 2011
The exploration of our seas and oceans have unearthed some fascinating island and archipelago finds. Subsequent claims of national jurisdiction sometimes fly in the face of apparent geographical proximity and make these idyllic destinations ever the more interesting. The barren volcanic masses of Heard Island and McDonald Islands for example, though north of Antarctica and technically part of Australia, are actually closer to Madagascar. The globe is replete with countless territorial island quirks. Here are 10 that stand out as superb vacation destinations, some more unusual and random than others.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Versailles Garden in France is 101 hectares garden that riddled with paths that lead to flower beds, quiet corners decorated with classical statuary, ornamental lakes.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
1. Guanajuato City, Mexico
Nestled in the mountains of the Sierra de Guanajuato lies the beautiful colonial city of Guanajuato. The city was founded in 1554 next to one of the richest silver mining areas of Mexico. The 16th-century mining boom led to the construction of beautiful haciendas and fine colonial buildings.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Key West, Florida
Key West , Florida is a bit of a ringer is this group, as several parts of the island are about 12-18 feet in elevation and would be above sea level except in the most dire of predictions. But according to sea level rise prediction maps, much of the island will nonetheless become flooded with 3 feet of sea level rise.
Friday, March 11, 2011
1. Spain/Morocco Border
Ceuta is an 18.5 square kilometres (7.1 sq mi) autonomous city in Spain and an enclave located on the north coast of North Africa, surrounded by Morocco. Separated from the Iberian peninsula by the Strait of Gibraltar, Ceuta lies on the border of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
|The Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huangdi |
The tomb of Qin Shi Huangdi, the first emperor of China is loaded with historical significances. This mausoleum, which is seen as the epitome of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi’s boundless power and prestige is located 30 km to the outside of X’ian in the Shensi province of China. Qin Shi Huangdi was the only ruler who single-handedly unified the seven warring clans of the China of 221 BCE and commanded massive construction of several public infrastructures as well as the legendary Great Wall of China.