Friday, May 28, 2010

The Grand Canyon, United States

A steep ravine by the Colorado River, Arizona in the United States, the Grand Canyon is a really nice landscape. It is 277 miles long and 4-18 miles wide, and about a mile deep. Scientists believe that the canyon was created by the Colorado River over a period of six million.

Native Americans built settlements in the caves in the canyon before the emigration of Europeans. It was also considered a site of pilgrimage for the Pueblo people. The first recorded visit to the Grand Canyon by Europeans was in 1869. Although not the deepest canyon in the world, is known for its extremely large and beautifully intricate landscape.

Grand Canyon National Park is said to be one of the first national parks in the United States and attracts over five million visitors a year. Weather conditions in the Grand Canyon vary widely between seasons and different at different heights. As the snow of winter is experienced by the upper edges of forests, the throat has an internal temperature of the desert because of the low altitude.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Great Wall of China, China

One of the seven wonders of the world, the Great Wall of China is an artificial structure that was built over two thousand years ago and took about 100 years to complete. The immensity of this project demonstrates the immense power of man.

Construction began in the fifth century BC is not actually a single wall, but many walls together, and extends over 4,000 miles. It was built to protect the Chinese Empire Xiongnu people in the north. The wall was originally built of stone, grass, earth and wood, but the bricks used were once production began. It is believed that about 2-3 million Chinese died during the construction project.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Aquarium Tunnel

The alive basic of the New South is in a near-constant accompaniment of flux. Once a baking antebellum outpost, again a broiled ruin in the deathwatch of General William T. Sherman’s 1864 advance to the sea, Atlanta today is a thoroughly avant-garde cityscape of bright building (more of which assume to pop up every week), and a centermost of both apple account (CNN is headquartered here) and all-embracing business (the airport is the nation’s busiest).

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Adventure in 60 Seconds: This Week in Exploration

Mount Everest had its first summit of 2010 this week, as reported by As usual, it was the Sherpa who, as part of their nine to five, passed out while fixing ropes to help others. While most teams are waiting for the weather to clear next week, a few in the Peak Freaks team have gone ahead, and touched the roof of the world. (

In the bottom up, a controversy is brewing slowly surrounding the death of Tolo Calafat Spanish climber who died on Annapurna on 29 April. Some of his colleagues claim that a Korean team cut the ropes that Calafat and his crew had set out to help her down and then refused to send their sherpas to help, despite being offered money by the Spanish Juanito Oiarzabal . Although Koreans have been plausible, but difficult to verify excuses, the incident, along with the controversy surrounding the disputed title Oh Eun-Sun as the first woman to climb all the summits of 8,000 meters, has created a lot of bad blood between the two mountain-loving nations.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Istanbul's Boutique Hotel Views

As a rule, these places are usually reasonably priced, very comfortable, cozy and well situated in the oldest district of the city, Sultanahmet. Although the Empress Zoe Hotel - located in the shadow of St. Sophia - has been a perennial favorite in front, with the rise of the Hotel Nomade second, my new favorite is the Ambassador Hotel.

A neighbor at the Nomade elegant Ambassador is centrally located, has an extremely friendly and helpful personal, wireless Internet, and 100 euros a night, is theft. Still, the best part about it is its rooftop terrace: with breakfast in the morning free for guests and a bar for afternoon and evening. The view alone is worth it. Here's a look

Friday, May 21, 2010

Alexandria, Egypt

A hybrid city called the "Capital of Memory" Durrell, Alexandria (El-Iskandariya in Arabic) gives back the rest of Egypt and faces the Mediterranean, as if contemplating its glorious past. One of the great cities of antiquity, Alex slept for 1300 years until it was revived by Mohammed Ali and transformed by the Europeans, who gave the city its present form and became synonymous with cosmopolitanism and decadence. This was ended in the 1950s with the mass flight of non-Egyptians, and a dose of short duration of revolutionary puritanism, but the beaches of Alexandria, restaurants and windy weather continues to attract hordes of Cairene during the summer, while its historical and literary mystique tired still attractive to foreigners.

Alex encourages travel and exploration of nostalgia at random, if only because the views "are limited and often reveal more incidents opportunity. Do not be afraid to follow your nose and away from the usual routes, which could be completed in a day or so if you focus on the city's monumental highlights. The Roman Theatre and Villa of Birds in Kom el-dikka and the Catacombs of Kom is creepy-Shoqafa are musts, as the new town and magnificent library of Alexandria National Museum, displaying statues and other artifacts dredged from the ancient cities on the seabed. If you also want to savor the atmosphere and the mystical literature of ancient Europe and "native" quarters, allow two or three days.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

New York City

New York, arguably the most vibrant cities and extensive in the world, occupies five boroughs, each with its own identity. After all, before the historic 1898 consolidation, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten Island were each independent municipality.

Manhattan Manhattan, home of the most recognizable sites, dominates popular perception of the city of New York. His famous districts are as follows: Wall Street and the Financial District of New York remains the most historic district. Wall Street investment banks coexist with landmarks like Trinity Church.