Neuschwanstein Castle in Different Seasons

Fascinating pictures of one of the most famous and beautiful castles in Germany. It dons a different look in every season each captivating our hearts. It is also one of the most photographed buildings in the world.

Neuschwanstein Castle in Winter : A fairy tale atmosphere..

Neuschwanstein Castle in winter

Neuschwanstein Castle in Spring:

neuschwanstein castle in Spring

Neuschwanstein Castle in Summer: In summer the castles becomes the number one attraction in Germany, almost 6000 people visit the castle per day in this season.

Neuschwanstein Castle in summer

Neuschwanstein Castle in Autumn: Probably the best weather to visit the castle.

Neuschwanstein Castle in Autumn

Door to hell

Door to Hell – Wonder Where it is?

No, I don’t have the answer for the actual door to hell. This is the nickname given to the “Darvaza Crater” in Turkmenistan. The crater is a actually a natural gas fire burning continuously for last 40 years, most possibly the result of a drilling mishap.

Door to hell

George Kourounis, a Canadian explorer, became the first person who dared to face the heat and set foot on the bottom of the hell. The mission was to gauge if life can exist in these extreme conditions. Read the news here.

Door to Hell, Turkmenistan 2

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Darvaza Crater, Turkmenistan

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
Templo Santa Muerte Los Angeles CA

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

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Eiffel Tower

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
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.

Sacré-Cœur paris Itinerary
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

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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Northern Cardinal

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
Andaman Island

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?

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

Best time to visit Paris

Summer in Paris
Summer in Paris

Paris, France’s most populous city is located on the beautiful banks of river Seine. Situated in the north of this lovely country, Paris houses right at the center of the Île-de-France region. Boasting of a population of around 2,230,000 people within its administrative range, its metropolitan is considered as one of the densely populated geographical area in the whole of Europe. Around twelve million Parisian inhabitants have made Paris their home.

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Spring in Paris
Spring in Paris

While I always dreamt of experiencing this mesmerizing city, I was quite baffled as to when to visit Paris. To understand the best time to visit Paris, I have been visiting Paris to past four year and indulging in all its four season and accommodating various temperaments and each time the city has something new to offer.

My family particularly enjoys being there during summers, as my kids school is on break, celebrations captivates the entire city and climate is pleasant, so quite welcoming. I remember last year when I was in Paris during winters; albeit cold I picked up one the attractions; ice skating at the most famous Hotel de Ville and shopped to glory for my favorite stuff at the busiest, Christmas market.  Many of my friends prefer visiting during spring and fall not only enjoy the enchanting rains and cool climate but extend their stay as; prices fall and the city is less crowded.

Fall in Paris
Fall in Paris

High and low season can affect budget

  • June to October are considered high or peak seasons. Visitors can experience rise in ; rooms prices , transportation etc .
  • January to March are known to be the low seasons. City is less crowded and the prices too fall tremendously.
  • Shoulder seasons includes the months; April to May and November to December.

Ask me it’s a fact that due to various business fairs, conferences and conventions the months September, October and January witness a rise in the visits. So best time to visit Paris also depends upon your assigned travel budget as well.

Trips based on weather conditions   

If you yearn to be in Paris, like my wife then be a beholder of typically warn and sunny climate marked by an average rise up to 75 degree. Winters bestow light rains and snowfall and a temperature embracing a high of 44 degrees. My friends have always wondered how overcast and misty Paris can be in spring and fall with an average temperature of around 60 degrees. Irrespective of when you are visiting the city my personal advice to you would be pack an umbrella to be ready for the possibility of rains. Weather conditions are also one of the preferences that determine when to visit Paris.

Save while on tour

While visiting Paris during winters and springs I have seen the prices of the rooms, transportation, food and more going down; as tourism tends to slow down while the climate is cooler. This slow down price persuades many to gift a package deal along with a reduced fare on flights to their near and dear ones. My friends who love to extend their stay in the city prefer early spring and late fall; as it’s a bang for their buck.

To conclude not to lose out and be a part of its great grandeur.