Category: TRAVEL

Sep 24, 2011

Picture of the Day: Incredible Cenote in Chichen-Itza, Mexico

Picture of the Day: Incredible Cenote in Chichen-Itza, Mexico

INCREDIBLE CENOTE IN CHICHEN-ITZA, MEXICO Photograph by JACK PAULUS A cenote is a deep natural pit or sinkhole, characteristic of Mexico and Central America, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Especially associated with the Yucatán Peninsula and some nearby Caribbean islands, cenotes were sometimes used by the…

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Sep 21, 2011

Picture of the Day: Oktoberfest!

Picture of the Day: Oktoberfest!

OKTOBERFEST! Photograph by AP Photo/Sebastian Widmann Photograph by Reuters/Michael Dalder On Saturday September 17th, the 178th Oktoberfest opened in Munich, Germany, with the traditional tapping of the first keg of beer by Munich’s mayor, Christian Ude, shouting “O’zapft is!” (“It’s tapped!”). The Bavarian festival takes place over 17 days, and some…

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Sep 20, 2011

Picture of the Day: The Lion Monument of Lucerne, Switzerland

Picture of the Day: The Lion Monument of Lucerne, Switzerland

THE LION MONUMENT OF LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND Photograph by MOUSTACHEBOY ON FLICKR Photograph by VICTOR WONG The Lion Monument, or the Lion of Lucerne, is a sculpture in Lucerne, Switzerland, designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen and hewn in 1820–21 by Lukas Ahorn. It commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during…

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Sep 20, 2011

The World's Largest Aquarium [25 pics]

The World's Largest Aquarium [25 pics]

Photograph via GEORGIA AQUARIUM The Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the world, whether you’re measuring by the number of fish or volume of water. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA at Pemberton Place, it has more than 8.5-million-US-gallon (32,000 m3) of marine and fresh water housing more than 120,000 animals of 500 different…

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Sep 17, 2011

Eclipse – The Largest Private Yacht in the World

Eclipse – The Largest Private Yacht in the World

Photograph by KLAUS KEHRLS Measuring a staggering 534 ft (164 meters), the mega yacht Eclipse was built by the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. It is owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich who owns four other yachts as well. The yacht ‘eclipsed’ (sorry I had to) the former largest yacht in the…

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Sep 16, 2011

Picture of the Day: Watch Your Step

Picture of the Day: Watch Your Step

WATCH YOUR STEP! Photography by MARAT DUPRI 19-year-old Russian Marat Dupri takes stomach churning shots of him and his friends scaling incredibly high heights without any safety harnesses. Often they trespass on private property bypassing security to ‘get the shot’. While the photographs are spectacular the risks are very real……

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Sep 15, 2011

Picture of the Day: The Mamanuca Islands of Fiji

Picture of the Day: The Mamanuca Islands of Fiji

THE MAMANUCA ISLANDS OF FIJI Photograph via Reddit The Mamanuca Islands of Fiji are a volcanic archipelago lying to the west of Nadi and to the south of the Yasawa Islands. The group, a popular tourist destination, consists of about 20 islands, but about seven of these are covered by the Pacific…

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