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  • An aerial view shows damaged houses on a coastal community after Typhoon Haiyan hit Iloilo Province in the central Philippines on Nov. 9.
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  • Sacré-Cœur paris Itinerary
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  • The Burning Man 2013

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12 Images That Will Inspire You To Go Camping. Now !

12. There is always a friend in the group who plays Guitar and entertains over a bonfire.

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11. It’s always fun to wait for food to get cooked. Drooling !!

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10. Cooking on the bank of River is something new and intuitive to try

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9. A cup of coffee tastes divine during Camps

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8.  Change is always good. To sleep and relax in a hanging  tent is an epic thing to do.

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7. Not necessarily rich in style, only those under the tent knows the “Feel Good Factor”.

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6. Gossip, condolences, singing songs – everything gets personal and touchy over a bonfire.

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5. It’s fun to try modern way of camping especially near beaches.

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4. A good night sleep over a hanging tree? Unimaginable.

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3. Everyone turns foodie and master chef during camps.

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2. Aaah! Camping brings a new flavor to the Romance.

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1. A night under the sky and below the stars is an unique experience in today’s urban life.

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12 Heart Breaking Images of Typhoon Haiyan’s Leftovers

We are human beings. We have mood swings. We change our temperament with time. We yell. We cry. We shout. We fight. If we aren’t someone who can have a stable state of mind and why should we expect it from the Nature; especially when we ourselves don’t bother about keeping this earth Green. I believe, Nature was at its “bad hair day”  which ultimately has eventuated into something like “Typhoon Haiyan“. A vent out, which probably has left people crying for their beloved ones, scavenging for food, watch unending number of dead-bodies post typhoon and crib over what wrong have done to witness something like this.

I can feel the agony of these people and yet i know that their pain and loss is irreversible. A life gone can never come back. It’s a nature’s drama. It’s heart breaking for me to say..but i am comfortably numb as i have my family around. At times I wake in the middle of night thinking what if it was me in that disaster.

Like any other natural calamity, this has left me stunned, jaw dropped and helpless.

I went through few websites to see what has Typhoon Haiyan left for us to see.

A Coastal community – damaged, marred and in poor condition.

An aerial view shows damaged houses on a coastal community after Typhoon Haiyan hit Iloilo Province in the central Philippines on Nov. 9.

Two of then are probably solacing each other over the loss.

Residents sit on a curb outside their damaged house.

Affected pulling relief food food by dead bodies lying on the street.

Residents pull relief goods by dead bodies in the street.

Residents wait in the queue to receive relief food.

Residents wait near Tacloban’s damaged airport for relief goods on Nov. 9.

Residents taking a shelter in a broken bus.

Survivors who lost their homes use a Jeepney public bus as shelter.

Residents carrying the body of victim in the storm.

Survivors carry a person killed in the storm.

It was an airport before. Disfigured. 

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Survival of the fittest.

Residents fetch water from an artesian well.

I think her faith has made her survive through all this.

A survivor holds a statue of Jesus Christ, her only saved belonging, after the typhoon.

Someone might have saved penny every now and then to get this car but now, this is a scrap. All i can do is Guess and solace the affected.

Overturned vehicles are seen outside a damaged airport.

Standing by each other..through thick and thin.

A mother takes refuge with her children in Cebu city on Nov. 8.

Stating a simple line that houses were destroyed wouldn’t be enough. With each house, many unfulfilled dreams, desires, lives and relations have destroyed too.

Thousands of homes were destroyed in Tacloban.

I hope and pray that The Almighty would not take such harsh action next time on us.

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The swing at the “End of the World”

Experience the killer view only at Baños, Ecuador.

I love this swing

Macau Trip – Things To Do In 2 Days

Day 1 in Macau

1. Ruins of St Paul

Time To Spend: 1:30 Hrs Quick Info: Timing : 09:00 – 18:00
Public Transport: bus no. 2,5, 10, 18, 19, 26A
Next Attraction at: 4.3 Km

Refer this visual Itinerary: Best of Macau in 2 day

Overview of Day 1

Overview of Day 2

2. Macau Fishermans wharf

Time To Spend: 2:30 Hrs
Quick Info: Timing : 10:00 – 18:00
Public Transport: Macau Maritime Terminal
Next Attraction at: 3.3km

3. Macau Museum

Time To Spend: 2:00 hours
Quick Info: Timing : 10:00 – 18:00
Ticket Price: 15 MOP
Next Attraction at: 4.0 km

4. Grand Prix Museum

Time To Spend: 2:00 Hrs
Quick Info: Timing : 8:00 – 18:00
Nearest Public Transport:
Grand Prix Museum, By bus No. 1A, 3, 3A,
Next Attraction at: 4.8km

5. Macau Tower

Time To Spend: 2 Hrs
Quick Info:Opening time: 10 a.m. (weekdays) / 9 a.m. (weekends and public holidays)
Closing Time: 9 p.m.
Ticket price: MOP$120 (For adults) / MOP$60 (For seniors and children)
Timing : 10:00 – 21:00
Ticket Price: 120 MOP
Next Attraction at: 3.2km

6. Senado Square

Time To Spend: 1 Hrs
Quick Info: Public Transport
Take the No. 3, 3A, 4, 8A, 10, 10A, 11, 18, 19, 21A, 26A, 33 buses to the Av. De Almeida Ribeiro (San Ma Lo).
Next Attraction at: 7.8km

7. The Venetian Macao

Time To Spend:  1 to 2 Hrs
Quick Info: Opening time: 10 a.m. (Sunday to Thursday) / 10 a.m. (Friday & Saturday)
Closing Time: 11 p.m. (Sunday to Thursday) / 12 Midnight (Friday & Sunday)
Ticket price: The Gondola Trip: MOP$ 108 (adults) / MOP$ 80 (kids);
Ticket Price: 108 MOP

Day 2 in Macau

1. Guia Fortress

Time To Spend: 3:00 Hrs
Quick Info: Timing : 8:00 – 17:30
Ticket Price: 2 MOP
Nearest Public Transport: Guia Hill
Next Attraction at: 2.9 km

2. St. Lawrence Church

Time To Spend: 0:45 Min
Quick Info: Timing : 10:00 – 16:00
Nearest Public Transport: Fung Shun Tang Station
Next Attraction at: 2.3 km

3. Wine Museum

Time To Spend: 2:00 Hrs
Quick Info: Timing : 10:00 – 18:00
Ticket Price: 15 MOP
Nearest Public Transport: Rua de Luís Gonzaga Gomes, New Reclaimation
Next Attraction at: 2.9km

4. Camoes Garden

Time To Spend:
Quick Info: Timing : 10:00 – 18:00
Ticket Price: 5 MOP
Next Attraction at: 4.8km

5. Kun iam statue

Time To Spend: 1:30 Hrs
Quick Info: Timing : 10:00 – 18:00
Next Attraction at: 9.9km

6. City of dreams

Time To Spend: 2:30 Hrs
Quick Info:Timing : 10:00 – 23:55
 
More information on Macau available on : Macau tourist office

THE TEMPLE TO THE SKELETAL SAINT

This post may sound weird to most of my readers; and why not ! This is a bizarre thing i noticed recently and felt like sharing it with you all.

There is this barbaric temple of skeletal saint in Los Angeles, California.

I read it over internet that:

It is commonly believed that Santa Muerte, also known as La Flaca and La Guerita in Mexico, was first spotted in the early 1960s in the infamous witchcraft practicing town of Catemaco, Veracruz. Others believe the origins of Santa Muerte come from pre-Columbian traditions.  Click to read more.

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Templo Santa Muerte Los Angeles CA

Templo Santa Muerte Los Angeles CA

If you know weird place like this.. then do tell us in comments below.

#Autumn

There is something incredible nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves.

- Author Joe L Wheeler

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Autumn Tree

Autumn Tree

The astronomical fall (Northern Hemisphere) 2013 began on Sunday, September 22 and ends on Friday, December 20.

One Day in Paris : What To Do (Itinerary)

Although the city is inundated with international cultures and foreign residents, Paris maintains its Frenchness from top to bottom for the taste of travelers. Probably, that’s the reason I feel, makes this city under a “wanna be” destinations of all. I mean, can you imagine a Europe trip without vising Paris? Actually not ! The place is incredibly romantic and and Paris makes sure that travelers falls in love with the place at one glance. So, how is it like to visit a PARIS in a Day?  Here’s a quick one day itinerary to Paris what to do in Paris in a day.

So here I go:  One Day Itinerary I followed on my tour

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Paris One day Itinerary

I started my tour at 9 in morning.

The Sacré-Cœur:

Address: 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 Paris, France.

Also known as The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, this place is open between 8:30 – 18:30. I chose to see it first as  it was pretty much nearer to my stay at hotel.

Time Spent: 2 hours

I took a cab to reach Louvre Pyramid which was around 4.7 km away from the basilica. I reached there at around 11:15 AM.

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The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris

Louvre Pyramid & Museum

Address: Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris, France

A pyramid built of metal and glass is a passageway to Louvre Museum.  I took a combined ticket of 16 Euros to see this place.

Just a kilometer away is Musee d orsay. I chose to walk.

Louvre in paris

Louvre in paris

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Musee d orsay: 

Address: 5 Quai Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France.

Time Spent: 4 hours

Ticket Price: 9 Euros

FYI: Closing time on Thursdays 9.45pm which otherwise is 6:30pm.  Cameras and Backpacks are not permitted here.

Musee d orsay

Musee d orsay

Notre Dame Cathedral:

Around 5 kms from Musee d Orsay, it is advisable to take a cab and reach Notre Dame Cathedral.

Address: 6 Parvis Notre-Dame, Parvis Notre-Dame – place Jean-Paul-II, 75004 Paris, France.

Good News: Free entry for cathedral. Picnics allowed.

Time to spend: 2 hours

Ticket price: 8.50 Euro

6 kms away from this cathedral is Arc de Triomphe.

Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral

 Arc de Triomphe:

Address: Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France.

Ticket price: Adults- 8 €; Students (18 to 25 )- 5 €; Groups (from 20 adults)- 6,20 €; Free for children and students up to Age 17. Make sure you visit this place when you have some energy to climb.

 Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

If you guys are thinking I am missing Eiffel tower, you are wrong. A day in Paris is incomplete without visiting Eiffel Tower. I chose to visit it in the night as i had already seen it during daylight have always been stunned to look at the scintillating tower pictures of night.

Cross 4 kms to reach Face of Paris – Eiffel tower.

Eiffel tower:

Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France.

FYI: Picnic on the lawns is recommended over the restaurants unless you are a on spendthrift. Couples are encouraged to take lifts and have a time of their lifetime over a wine.

Time to spend: 3 hours

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

If you at all want to try out this list of attractions, let me know. I can be available to let you know more about Paris and its attractions.

Till then.. Have a gala time on your voyage to Paris.

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D Day Normandy Beach – 9000 Fallen Soldiers Etched

Location Normandy Beach:

Unless it’s a special day, one wouldn’t find beach decorated or without anything less than sea shore and salty waves that come touches your feet and sweeps you off.. Well ! Normandy beach this time was something different.

On the D day, to commemorate peace day, British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss accompanied by numerous volunteers stenciled 9,000 Fallen Soldiers who died  on June 6th, 1944 during WWII. Here’s a quick look at how they did it and how it come out.

D Day, Normandy Beach

Drawing Soldiers on D Day beach

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D Day, Normandy Beach

Drawing Soldiers on D Day beach

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D Day, Normandy Beach

D Day, Normandy Beach

A complete picture of D Day Beach

D Day, Normandy Beach

Preparation during D Day Beach

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D Day, Normandy Beach

Part of D Day Beach

D Day, Normandy Beach

Preparation at D Day Beach

D Day, Normandy Beach

Preparation at D Day Beach

D Day, Normandy Beach

9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched

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Most Beautiful Birds On The Earth To See

10. Peacock

Peacock

Peacock

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9. Golden Pheasant

Golden Pheasant

Golden Pheasant

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8. Scarlet Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

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7. Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal

 

6. Greater Bird of Paradise

Greater Bird of Paradise

Greater Bird of Paradise

 

5. Gurney’s pitta

gurney's pitta

gurney’s pitta

 

4. Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

 

3. Scarlet Macaw

Scarlet Macaw

Scarlet Macaw

 

2. American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

 

1. Bluebird

Bluebird

Bluebird

Celebrities and Their Vacation Trips

Everyone needs a break from their routine and so does our favorite stars too. Here are some celebrities enjoying their vacations with their partners and demonstrating their Holiday Quo.  Ibiza seem to be dazzled by all the stars coming in and spending some quality time. Here’s a sneak peek.

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1.  Naomi Campbell and Adrien Brody -  Coast of Ibiza

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Naomi Campbell ibiza 2013

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2. Matthew Broderick  and wife Sarah Jessica Parker in Greece

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Matthew Broderick in Greece

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3. Jennifer Aniston,  Justin Theroux with Jason Bateman and his wife in Mexico.

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux

4. Naomi Campbell and Stacy Keibler at Ibiza

Naomi Campbell and Stacy Keibler at Ibiza

Naomi Campbell and Stacy Keibler at Ibiza

5. Leonardo DiCaprio in Ibiza.

Leonardo DiCaprio in Ibiza

Leonardo DiCaprio in Ibiza

6. Damian Lewis ALong with his two children at Ibiza.

Damian Lewis at Ibiza

Damian Lewis at Ibiza

7. Paris Hilton in Ibiza

Paris Hilton in Ibiza

Paris Hilton in Ibiza

Best Island In The World to See

Andaman Islands

Visit:

Havelock Island, North Sentinel Island, Neil Island, Baratang, Little Andaman, Barren Island, South Andaman Island, Middle Andaman Island, Great Andaman, Rutland Island, North Andaman Island, South Sentinel Island, Henry Lawrence Island, Sir Hugh Rose Island, South Button Island, John Lawrence Island, North Button Island, Inglis Island, Outram Island, Middle Button Island, Sir William Peel Island, Nicholson Island, Wilson Island

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Andaman Island

Andaman Island

Islands of French Polynesia

Visit: 

Tahiti, Bora Bora, Mo’oera, Huahine, Raiatea, Tahaa, Rangiroa, Nuku Hiva, Fakarava, Hiva Oa, Maupiti, Rurutu, Fatu Hiva, Ua Pu, Raivavae, Ua Huka, Tubuai, Teriaroa, Tahuata.

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Bora Bora

Bora Bora

The Coast of Fair Isle

The Coast of Fair Isle

The Coast of Fair Isle

Balls Pyramid

Balls Pyramid

Balls Pyramid

Isles of Scilly

Isles of Scilly

Isles of Scilly

Nantucket

Nantucket

Nantucket

The Canary Islands

Canary Islands

Canary Islands

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What you need to know about Maldives – Image Guide to Magical Island

Maldives !

Coddled in the middle of Indian Ocean, this scenic- place to visit before you die – has been receiving tourist in multitude.  Mere looking at the pictures make you feel how serene it would be to spend a luxurious holiday in the heart of ocean.  See-Through beaches, unending shades of blue and and a tranquil place with exotic living.  Sublime it is !

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Maldives Resort

Maldives Resort

It’s a romantic getaway. It hold top most position while planning a honeymoon. It’s an island to have a underwater hotel. Why Just couples? Maldives has something for everyone

Maldives Gateway

Maldives Gateway

I’d suggest everyone to give a day’s time to enjoy the sunshine and indulge in some spa therapy.

Maldives Beach

A way to most exotic holiday destination

Best time to visit Maldives is during Summers.  It’s sugar looking beaches awaits your presence in summer. It’s a high season and most of the resorts are often booked already. You better book your reservation online to enjoy Maldives thoroughly.  Tourist flock here mostly during Christmas when the whole Maldives is drenched in color of celebration.

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Best beaches in the world

What makes it one among best beaches in the world.

Maldives is not all about watching scenic beaches and living in a lavish holiday. Like any other beach destination, Maldives too has water sport to indulge into. Groove this time with the waves and breeze trying your hands on some water sports like scuba diving and a banana boat ride.

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Water Sport at Maldies

Water Sport at Maldives

For Water sport lovers – May to November is the best time to visit.  During this months, water clarity is more due to increased level of water. One can dwell into jet-skiing, windsurfing, diving and snorkeling can give an amazing experience to all tourists.

 

Burning Man 2013 – Photo Gallery

Burning Man 2013 began on Monday, August 26 and ended on Monday, September 2. The sensational even has captured some of highly ecstatic moments among people who witnessed it.

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An aerial view of the Burning Man 2013

An aerial view of the Burning Man 2013

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For those who doesn’t know much about the “BURNING MAN”, here’s a quick intro:
It’s difficult to explain to someone who hasn’t experienced the even in real. It’s an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance.

Burning man begins on the last Monday of August and ends on first Monday of September. The even is held in Black Rock Desert in the northern Nevada, USA.

A walk through Burning Man 2013:

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Photo Credit: theatlantic.com

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