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France

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The UK was very interesting experience I really like the soccer game. Now I am heading to Paris to see the Eiffel tower. France receives the highest number of tourists per year, largely thanks to the numerous cultural establishments and historical buildings implanted all over the territory. It counts 1,200 museums welcoming more than 50 million people annually. So when I was passing I saw many different people doing different things but almost everyone had a camera with them shooting a picture of themselves beside the Eiffel tower. It was a really busy day here in France, France was hosting its annual Tour de France which is an annual bicycle race held in France and nearby countries. First staged in 1903, the race covers more than 3,600 kilometres (2,200 mi) and lasts three weeks. As the best known and most prestigious of cycling's three "Grand Tours", the Tour de France attracts riders and teams from around the world. The race is broken into day-long segments, called stages. Individual times to finish each stage are aggregated to determine the overall winner at the end of the race. While the bikers were still going they looked very professional, people cheering for their favourite biker and they were going so fast for a long distance event. I was very amazed at how much skill you need just to ride a bike. When I got back I over heard these to guy talking about how Paris is the City of Lights and their amazing times at the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Scare-Coeur, Montmartre, Saint-Germain I was thinking that this country is not only very diversified, it also offers most of what you can possibly be looking for your vacation. Whether it's an adventure vacation, a tour, just sightseeing for a day, shopping or experiencing different cuisines, in France you can do it all.

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Posted by Kevin82 13:00 Archived in France Comments (0)

Germany

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I was looking forward to Germany for the fresh air, great scenery and the everlasting hikes. Germany has a wealth of unspoilt natural landscapes. Its flora and fauna are wonderfully diverse and often unique perfect for experiencing nature at its best. Germany's nature reserves, biosphere reserves and national parks do a great job of conserving the landscape while retaining a strong appeal to visitors. Whether completely unspoilt or shaped by the hand of man, many of these destinations are unique around the world. Admiring the scenery on foot, horseback, by bike or on board a boat, brings you closer to nature, gives a deep sense of relaxation, and makes you feel at one with your surroundings. Nature at its best! Germany has no fewer than thirteen national parks whose landscapes, biodiversity and often rare plants and animals are deemed worthy of conservation. One interesting fact is that Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park is the largest national park in central Europe. Located in Schleswig Holstein, only one third of its area is not permanently under water. The Wattenmeer as a whole is the largest unbroken area of mudflats in the world and extends from the North Sea coast of the Netherlands all the way to Denmark. You can experience an unspoilt natural landscape of dunes, beaches and salt marshes. Of special interest are the Halligen, small islands unprotected by dykes that disappear beneath the waves during storms and spring tides. The mudflats provide a habitat for around 3,200 animal species. Starfish, crabs, snails, mussels and mudflat worms can be found along the water's edge. The national park provides nesting grounds and resting areas for a large number of migratory birds, making it a very popular tourist destination thanks to all the nature and wildlife. If you’re looking for nature walks and lots of green scenery Germany is the place for you.

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Posted by Kevin82 13:48 Archived in Germany Comments (0)

Australia

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My trip in Europe was spectacular, I really enjoyed it. I am now off to Australia, I am hopping I will get to see many kangaroos... so the first I place I had went to is Kakadu National park. Kakadu National park it’s Australia’s largest national park, sheltering a variety of habitats and wildlife, including saltwater crocodiles. And it’s well known that the park is World Heritage listed. But experiencing the extraordinary natural and human histories kept at Kakadu defies anything you’ve read. Even old-hand nature buffs will find for the first time seed pods, insects and animals unique to the area. The 2000 million-year-old rocks tell 20, 000 year-old stories of the existence of long extinct giant kangaroos and thylacines. I met up with my cousins in Australia and they were telling me how Sydney enjoys a relaxed outdoor and beach lifestyle, combined with arts and culture, fine food and wine, nature and cosmopolitan shopping and nightlife. Life in Sydney centres on the harbour. Catch a ferry at Circular Quay for views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge from the water. In the city centre, historic arcades such as the Queen Victoria Building and The Strand are packed with designer fashion stores. In Newtown, find vintage fashion and quirky boutiques; while Mosman and Double Bay have more upmarket boutiques and cafes. Unwind in tranquil spaces such as Centennial Parklands, Hyde Park or the Royal Botanic Gardens. Don’t miss the world-famous beaches of Bondi and Manly. The city’s coastal walks are a perfect way to take in the golden beaches, dramatic headlands, sandstone cliffs and national parks. Sydney is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east, the Blue Mountains to the west, the Hawkesbury River to the north and the Royal National Park in the south.

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Posted by Kevin82 12:07 Archived in Australia Comments (0)

New Zealand

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Australia was fun; I had really good time with the kangaroos. As the journey is slowly coming to an end the next place is New Zealand the nature's wonderland, New Zealand really does lend itself to touring by road, from the far north all the way to the Deep South. Well sign-posted and safe for driving, the highways and motorways steers through diverse and beautiful coastline, to awe-inspiring lake and river districts, magnificent forests and national parks, and glorious mountain regions. With this in mind, and for those who wish to take in the delights of New Zealand's country side by road. In New Zealand, adventure sports rule. This is, after all, a nation so dedicated to doing odd things with bits of rubber and plastic that it invented bungee jumping, black-water rafting and zorbing. Whether you’re climbing the Fox glacier or skydiving over a stunning patchwork of mountains and fields, New Zealand is certain to get adrenaline coursing through your veins. I thought to myself that I should do something that I would do only once; I was going to bunji jump. I was so nervous ongoing bunji jumping, I didn’t know what to expect. When I had came off the cliff falling down the mountain, I had this big intense rush that was coming over my body. But the best part was the part when the cord snapped back up and I was going upward, that was the best feeling.

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Posted by Kevin82 07:29 Archived in New Zealand Comments (0)

Fiji

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Bungee jumping was to amazing I might have to do it again sometime. But for now I will have to settle with Fiji's green scenery. I Am going to Vita Levu which is frequently referred to as 'the mainland' Viti Levu is that hub of a place where commerce, industry and the small matter of running a country supersedes the idyllic holiday business 'offshore'. Around three-quarters of the population resides here, many in the three biggest cities; Suva, Lautoka and Nadi. That said, don't forget that we are talking about Fiji, so while Viti Levu may be all the above to the local population, for visitors it's an opportunity to discover a Fiji you never imagined. With the exception of Natadola, Viti Levu's beaches run a poor second to the sublime shorelines on the outer islands; but the island's best features lie elsewhere. Turn your attention from the coast and plant it firmly in the cooler climbs of the interior's dramatic highlands. Trek through national parks, freshen up under a waterfall or 10 and visit a local village without the gimmicky hype. Marvel in the views and history of hill forts or get caught up in the heady hype of a local festival. Don your culture vulture hat and delve well beyond the brochures in Fiji's sultry capital. Sporting the country's most diverse population, cuisine, cultural attractions and nightspots, Suva is the best spot to simmer in the local culture. Fiji is a wonderful place to go to I had many amazing things to do. It’s the end of my trip I can believe time passed so fast. I’m so glad I did this trip because I witnessed many things, this trip was spectacular, and hopefully I will be able to do this again.

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Posted by Kevin82 12:22 Archived in Fiji Comments (0)

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