Tuesday, January 31, 2012

9 Unique & Unusual Travel Destinations

A big part of travel is that feeling you get when experiencing something completely new, something you haven't seen or done before. Many travel destinations offer an amenity or two that other places don't - but there are only a few locations in the world that offer a truly unique experience. Here are some places that could be a reference for your vacation.

1. Avenue of the Baobabs - Madagascar
Walking the Avenue of the Baobabs  photo source
The Avenue of the Baobabs is a prominent group of baobab trees lining the dirt road between Morondava and Belon'i Tsiribihina in the Menabe region in western Madagascar. Its striking landscape draws travelers from around the world, making it one of the most visited locations in the region. It has been a center of local conservation efforts, and was granted temporary protected status in July 2007 by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests, the first step toward making it Madagascar's first natural monument.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

9 Rivers of Superlatives

There are hundreds of rivers in the world. Some are remarkable for their length or width, others are popular for their panorama or color... This is a list of rivers that are champions in their categories.

1. The Deepest River in the World - Congo River
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The Congo River is a river in Africa, and is the deepest river in the world, with measured depths in excess of 230 m (750 ft). It is the third largest river in the world by volume of water discharged, though it has only one-fifth the volume of the world's largest river, the Amazon. Additionally, its overall length of 4,700 km (2,920 mi) makes it the ninth longest river.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

10 Islands of Superlatives

All the islands are not the same. Islands are usually distinguished by the locations where they are located, according to whether they are inhabited or uninhabited, whether they artificial or natural ... This is a list of islands that are champions in their categories.

1. The World's Tallest Island - Papua New Guinea/ Indonesia
Puncak Jaya Mountain - highest point of New Guinea  photo source

Monday, January 16, 2012

9 Offbeat Countries

This is a list of countries that are not like other countries. Some countries are specific for its natural beauties, some by the demographic characteristics, some by tourist visits...Were taken into account only the sovereign countries.

1. Country With More Than 3 Million Lakes - Canada
Peyto Lake in Canada  photo source
Canada has an extremely large number of lakes. More than 60 percent of the world's lakes are in Canada, this is because of the deranged drainage system that dominates the country. Canada has a huge number of lakes (the exact total number is unknown). Part of the reason is that Canada has at least 3 million lakes and in some regions, there are as many as 30 lakes for every 100 sq km (39 sq mi).

Thursday, January 12, 2012

5 Amazing Videos About the Earth

If today we don’t think  or do something to save our environment then sooner or later, our beautiful planet will turn to a dessert and inapt for life, so let us unite together and save heritage which was the greatest achievement of our ancestors. The heritage, which we received  from our our ancestors, we have to protect it and transfer to our heirs.

1. Earth Amazing Sights

Monday, January 9, 2012

8 Settlements With a Population of Just One Person

This is a list of places with a permanent population of one person.

1. Buford, Wyoming, USA
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Census: 2010
The only resident: Don Sammons
Buford is an unincorporated community in Albany County, Wyoming, United States. It is located between Laramie and Cheyenne on Interstate 80. Buford is at 8000 feet (2500 m) of elevation, making it the highest community on Interstate 80. It has a population of 1 person. Don Sammons, who is the only resident, is also the operator of the Buford Trading Post. His son moved out around 2008.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

10 Tallest Trees on the Earth

This is a list of 10 largest trees in the world. The exact locations of 10 tallest trees in the world are secrets, so the pictures available in this post are only illustrations. The trees are not guarded 24/7 and only sealed the information what keep the trees grow higher. 

10. Mendocino – 112.20 m (368.1 ft)
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Species:   Sequoia sempervirens
Location:  Montgomery Woods, California, USA
Diameter: 4,19 m (13,7 ft)
Between December 1996 and August 2000, the tallest tree in Montgomery Woods, named the Mendocino Tree, was the world's tallest known tree. It was displaced by the discovery of a number of taller trees in Humboldt Redwoods State Park and later Redwood National Park in Humboldt County. The tree is one of dozens of similar height in the grove, and was never specifically marked in order to protect the tree. Earlier well-publicized candidates for the world's tallest tree suffered damage from stresses resulting from crowds of tourists.
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