Archive February 2017

A pure land inspired by treachery

During the days of the samurai, Feudal Japan was like Game of Thrones in real life, with countless tales of familial betrayal and revenge, political intrigue and empires won and lost. That’s why Fujiwara Kiyohira, who lived in Japan’s northeastern region of Tohoku from 1056 to 1128, is especially admirable. Despite losing his father, wife and a child due to treachery, Fujiwara decided to break the cycle of bloodshed and to use his immense wealth for peace rather than warfare. View image of Kiyohira created the peaceful garden to break the cycle of bloodshed (Credit:...

A surprising way of showing gratitude

In remote fishing communities across southeast Alaska live the intensely generous Tlingit (pronounced klink-kit) and Haida tribes, a nation of matrilineal Native Alaskan Indians that have called this region – along with parts of Western Canada – home for more than 10,000 years. They have a surprising way of showing gratitude – an almost unthinkable practice in our modern era – that may teach us a lot about generosity: giving to your community until you have little else to give. View image of Some of southeast Alaska’s tribes have lived in the area for...

The cave filled with 9,000 Buddhas

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Top 10 Campgrounds & Caravan Parks in Sydney for a Perfect Holiday

Camping is the best way in Sydney to spend a fun-time together with family and friends. There are many Caravan Parks in Sydney that suit the need of every family. You would definitely want to be at the best holiday parks where you can carry-out multiple activities, wouldn’t you? Here are a few best Caravan Parks in Sydney: Gillard’s Campground: Longing for some bushes and beaches? The Gillard’s campground is perfect for it. You will get to see Camper trailers, tents, caravans and motorhomes of all sizes.  The campsite is very close to the setup camp which allows you to take a walk to...

Hamilton’s forgotten Caribbean

Nevis is less well-known than other Caribbean islands – and Nevisians prefer it that way. It’s only a few miles across the water from lively St Kitts. But here, the most cacophonous noise you’ll hear is the chirping of insects among the lush vegetation. On the waterfront in Charlestown, the island’s laid-back capital, is a two-storey building with green window shutters and irregular brickwork. On the other side of a well-kept lawn is a brightly painted cafe, where shade and sea breezes offer respite from the energy-sapping heat. But what really draws the...

Bergamo, Forgotten City Which Can Amuse You With A Real Doze Of Charm

If you get tired of the sound of tourist destinations, the crowd of tourists, we recommended you to visit Bergamo, nicest city of Lombardy, which captures with its spirit, architecture and elegance. Bergamo is the most impressive city of the Italian region of Lombardy. It is divided into two parts: the upper part of the city Città alta which exudes history and is famous for its monuments and narrow streets, and the lower part of the city Citta Bassa which is more modern and more dynamic. Its valley Val Brembana and Val Seriana are places for many ski slopes. However, these valleys are...

An archipelago of killer cats

“In 23 June 1984, I was attacked.” Phoni Gyen took a seat on a dock overlooking the still waterways of the Sundarbans, a low-lying archipelago in the Ganges Delta, and settled quickly into his gory sermon. A wispy grey hairline retreated from a scarred, sun-dyed face, like a litter-choked river exposing a dry, cracked riverbed. “We’d spent the morning fishing,” he said, his small audience fidgeting in the fierce Bengal sun. “I was on the riverbank when I heard a noise coming from the trees. “I tried to run, but before I could move it was on top of...

Most Desirable Destination For 2017 – Country Of Portugal

Situated at the west of Europe, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is a country that will surprise you with its beauty. Rivers, forests and rich valleys represent the perfect contrast to the shores that are full of beaches, patches and bays. And if you also add fields of olive, oranges and wine regions, the image of Portugal packed with cultural and social diversity will slowly become fully. Although small, Portugal has a very rich history. Its infinitely rich artistic and archaeological treasures testifying not only 850 years of rich tradition facing the diversity of its...

This remote Scottish island is coming back to life

A walk around Papa Westray – a four-square-mile island on the northern edge of the Orkney archipelago in Scotland – is a walk through history. From the 5,600-year-old Knap of Howar, northern Europe’s oldest standing house, you can walk up the coast to St Boniface Kirk. One of the oldest Christian sites in the north of Scotland, the church’s graveyard is filled with lichen-covered headstones indicating generations of families and shipwrecked sailors. Further on at the wind-battered northernmost point, where the Atlantic crashes into the North Sea and daunting cliffs...

Interesting And Unknown Facts About Canada

Canada is the land of the maple leaf and its landscapes are more beautiful in real life than in the brochures or the Internet. If you research deep this country, you will probably find quite interesting and strange things. These facts will help you see it in a different light. There is a desert in Canada, but it is far from the famous Sahara. With its length of only about 24 km away, this is the only desert in the world which has a walking path so that visitors do not sinking in the cold sand embankments. If you make a tour boat on the east coast of Canada, you will see huge icebergs....

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