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How to use Old Hand Made Water Well
How to use Water Well. #WaterWell #handwaterwell #water
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Ricardo Amaringo Shaman song in Nihue Rao During Ceremony
Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual is a traditional healing center in Iquitos, Peru. We are located near the small village of Llanchama along the Nanay River in the Amazon Rainforest, in Llanchama, 90 minutes outside of Iquitos. Under the guidance of master Shipibo healer Ricardo Amaringo, Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual provides visitors with both healing and educational experiences in Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine. #RicardoAmaringo #NihueRao #ayahuascaceremony #iquitosperu #hallucinogenictrip #hallucinogenic
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Caribbean Playa Blanca Beach Livingston Guatemala
Caribbean Playa Blanca Beach Livingston Guatemala. A tropical paradise in Playa Blanca, Izabal. White sand, clear waters, sun and palm trees...a perfect combination por a perfect relax. Playa Blanca is a white sand beach, something different from the rest of places with black sand due to the volcanic nature of Guatemala. Guatemala is full of beauties, trust me, Playa Blanca is the place to be and is very diferent because of it's white sand. “get a calendar and make time por traveling to Playa Blanca”. Thanks God I have met many places from Guatemala and it is imposible to create a list of the top ten or top 20, I´ve seen incomparable and wonderful landscapes, since I am not a beach and sand guy, Playa Blanca has made me think deeply about it. If you are reading this in your office, the internet café or you place, I can asure you, once you visit Playa Blanca in Izabal, you’ll experience a feeling of guiltness por those days you have spent watching tv at home, there many marvelous places in our country, nothing to envy from places around the world. Is it located in Izabal and watching the white sand with the clear water it is amazing. If you are a beach boy or girl, and you like the sun and palm trees and you haven´t been here….you ´re missing it. To get there you have to take the atlantic road, passing for “el rancho” keep straight until Puerto Barrios Izabal, estimated traveling time to his point from the city 3 hours and half. Once you´re there you have to take a boat, if you travel by bus, you have to walk like ten blocks from the bus station or you can take a cab, if you travel by car, there are places near the dock where you can leave the car, the rates are reasonable. The estimated time of boat travel is 30 minutes to Livingston where you can find hotels according to your needs, there are places to eat, there is a Bar at the end of the street where you can see the locals dancing “punta” a traditional dance of the place, but there are all kind of music . To get to playa blanca you have to take another boat, the cost per person is Q90, there is no schedule for this, there must be at least 8 people to go to Playa Blanca or if there are less persons you can arreange the price with the pilot of the boat. Usually this trips last 4-6 hours, in Playa Blanca there are not hotels, but they have one nice local restouran, and you can try delicious food! Many people could think that this is not Guatemala, but get real, it is... The first reaction from local people when they see the pictures is “where is that?” and when they hear the answer the second one is : “for real???” and the third reaction is: “i want to go there” and of course, we advice you to do it. If you think that the place is kinda far away... if you depart in the morning, without getting up to early , you’ll be there for lunch and there are cheap places to eat... to expensive? If you take a bus, the cost of the ticket is Q40 and the buses are comfortable, I have traveled in one of them. If you bring your car, it will depend on the performance of your car, in our case is was quite good…so instead of thinking for excuses for not going, think how to get there, and if you still don´t know how, see the pictures, something will come, it is worth it. Bring a friend, or your future girlfriend if she still making her mind up, you will make a good impression. If it is a family trip it is more expensive the it is something the will remember, and course don´t forget your camera. #playablanca #livingstonguatemala #riodulce #guatemala #caribbean #thebeach #tourismguatemala
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Semuc Champey, Guatemala - Adventure day in Semuc Champey
Semuc Champey, Guatemala - Adventure day in Semuc Champey. #SemucChampey #guatemala #centralamerica #travelguatemala #amazingnature
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Kruonis Hydro Pumped Storage Plant-Lithuania
Kruonis Pumped Storage Plant (the KPSP) is located near Kruonis, Lithuania, 34 km (21 mi) east of Kaunas. Its main purpose is to provide a spinning reserve of the power system, to regulate the load curve of the power system 24 hours a day. It operates in conjunction with the Kaunas Hydroelectric Power Plant. During periods of low demand, usually at night, Kruonis PSHP is operated in pump mode, and, using cheap surplus energy, raises water from the lower Kaunas reservoir to the upper one. The station is designed to have an installed capacity of 1,600 MW but only four 225 MW generators are currently operational (a fifth is planned for 2015).[1] With a fully filled upper reservoir the plant can generate 900 MW for about 12 hours. To liquidate the capacity deficit in the event of the disconnection of the Ignalina nuclear power plant, the Kruonis Pumped Storage Plant generators are automatically launched into operation. The KPSP uses hydro-resources of artificial water pools existing at different geographical levels. The electricity from this power plant is supplied to a 330 kV electricity line between Elektrėnai, where the largest fossil fuel plant in Lithuania is operating, and Kaunas. During a surplus of electricity generation output, the KPSP operates at pump mode and uses the surplus electricity to pump water from the lower pool to the upper pool. During an electricity output deficit, the Kruonis PSP operates as a regular hydro power plant, letting water flow from the upper pool to the lower pool and in this way generating additional electricity. With fully filled upper reservoir the plant can generate 900 MW for about 12 hours. Kruonis Plant is the only pumped-storage station in the Baltic states.
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Common Kingfisher Bird Hunting
Common Kingfishers are small unmistakable bright blue and orange birds of slow moving or still water. They fly rapidly, low over water, and hunt fish from riverside perches, occasionally hovering above the water's surface. They are a vulnerable to hard winters and habitat degradation through pollution or unsympathetic management of watercourses. Kingfishers are amber listed because of their unfavourable conservation status in Europe. Where to see them They are widespread, especially in central and southern England, becoming less common further north but following some declines last century, they are currently increasing in their range in Scotland. Kingfishers are found by still or slow flowing water such as lakes, canals and rivers in lowland areas. In winter, some individuals move to estuaries and the coast. Occasionally they may visit garden ponds if of a suitable size. When to see them All year round. What they eat: Fish and aquatic insects. #KingfisherBirdHunting #KingfisherBird #wildanimals #commonkingfisher #amazinganimals
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Common Starling Bird Call/Song And Nest - Singing Birds
Common Starling Bird Call And Nest. First brought to North America by Shakespeare enthusiasts in the nineteenth century, European Starlings are now among the most numerous songbirds. They are stocky black birds with short tails, triangular wings, and long, pointed bills. Though they’re sometimes resented for their abundance and aggressiveness, they’re still dazzling birds when you get a good look. Covered in white spots during winter, they turn dark and glossy in summer. For much of the year, they wheel through the sky and mob lawns in big, noisy flocks. Size & Shape Starlings are chunky and blackbird-sized, but with short tails and long, slender beaks. In flight their wings are short and pointed, making them look rather like small, four-pointed stars (and giving them their name). Color Pattern At a distance, starlings look black. In summer they are purplish-green iridescent with yellow beaks; in fresh winter plumage they are brown, covered in brilliant white spots. Behavior Starlings are boisterous, loud, and they travel in large groups (often with blackbirds and grackles). They race across fields, beak down and probing the grass for food; or they sit high on wires or trees making a constant stream of rattles, whirrs, and whistles. Habitat Starlings are common in towns, suburbs, and countryside near human settlements. They feed on the ground on lawns, fields, sidewalks, and parking lots. They perch and roost high on wires, trees, and buildings. #commonstarlingbird #starlingcall #starlingsong #singingbirds #birdcall #commonstarling
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Los Siete Altares Livingston Guatemala
About 5km (1½ hour walk) northwest of Lívingston along the shore of Bahía de Amatique, Los Siete Altares is a series of freshwater falls and pools. It's a pleasant goal for a beach walk and is a good place for a picnic and swim. Follow the shore northward to the river mouth and walk along the beach until it meets the path into the woods (about 30 minutes). Follow this path all the way to the falls. Boat trips go to Los Siete Altares, but if you're a walker it's better to go by foot to experience the natural beauty and the Garifuna people along the way. About halfway along, just past the rope bridge is Hotel Salvador Gaviota , serving decent food and ice-cold beers and soft drinks. You can stay out here, too. #Lossietealtares #livingstonguatemala #guatemala #centralamerica #backpackers #guatemalatour
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Wildfires California-Fire Fighting AirPlane in California
Wildfires California. Fire Fighting Helicopters in Action - Los Angeles Fire Department. Aerial firefighting is the use of aircraft and other aerial resources to combat wildfires. The types of aircraft used include fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. Smokejumpers and rappellers are also classified as aerial firefighters, delivered to the fire by parachute from a variety of fixed-wing aircraft, or rappelling from helicopters. Chemicals used to fight fires may include water, water enhancers such as foams and gels, and specially formulated fire retardants such as Phos-Chek. A wide variety of terminology has been used in the popular media for the aircraft (and methods) used in aerial firefighting. The terms airtanker or air tanker generally refer to fixed-wing aircraft based in the United States; "airtanker" is used in official documentation.The term "waterbomber" is used in some Canadian government documents for the same class of vehicles,though it sometimes has a connotation of amphibians. Air attack is an industry term used for the actual application of aerial resources, both fixed-wing and rotorcraft, on a fire. Within the industry, though, "air attack" may also refer to the supervisor in the air (usually in a fixed-wing aircraft) who supervises the process of attacking the wildfire from the air, including fixed-wing airtankers, helicopters, and any other aviation resources assigned to the fire. The Air Tactical Group Supervisor (ATGS), often called "air attack," is usually flying at an altitude above other resources assigned to the fire, often in a fixed-wing plane but occasionally (depending on assigned resources or the availability of qualified personnel) in a helicopter. Depending on the size, location, and assessed potential of the wildfire, the "air attack" or ATGS person may be charged with initial attack (the first response of firefighting assets on fire suppression), or with extended attack, the ongoing response to and management of a major wildfire requiring additional resources including engines, ground crews, and other aviation personnel and aircraft needed to control the fire and establish control lines or firelines ahead of the wildfire. #wildfire #firefighting #fireairplane #californiafire #losangeles
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Cristmas in Kaunas-Lithuania
Cristmas in Kaunas-Lithuania
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Hiking Devils Punch Bowl California
The Devils Punchbowl Natural Area is a Los Angeles County park, also within the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and Angeles National Forest. It is located south of the Pearblossom Highway (CA Route 138), near the towns of Littlerock and Pearblossom. #Devilspunchbowl #hikingcalifornia #californiatrails #travelcalifornia #nationalpark
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Wildfires California-Fire Fighting Helicopters in California
Wildfires California. Fire Fighting Helicopters in Action - Los Angeles Fire Department. Aerial firefighting is the use of aircraft and other aerial resources to combat wildfires. The types of aircraft used include fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. Smokejumpers and rappellers are also classified as aerial firefighters, delivered to the fire by parachute from a variety of fixed-wing aircraft, or rappelling from helicopters. Chemicals used to fight fires may include water, water enhancers such as foams and gels, and specially formulated fire retardants such as Phos-Chek. A wide variety of terminology has been used in the popular media for the aircraft (and methods) used in aerial firefighting. The terms airtanker or air tanker generally refer to fixed-wing aircraft based in the United States; "airtanker" is used in official documentation.The term "waterbomber" is used in some Canadian government documents for the same class of vehicles,though it sometimes has a connotation of amphibians. Air attack is an industry term used for the actual application of aerial resources, both fixed-wing and rotorcraft, on a fire. Within the industry, though, "air attack" may also refer to the supervisor in the air (usually in a fixed-wing aircraft) who supervises the process of attacking the wildfire from the air, including fixed-wing airtankers, helicopters, and any other aviation resources assigned to the fire. The Air Tactical Group Supervisor (ATGS), often called "air attack," is usually flying at an altitude above other resources assigned to the fire, often in a fixed-wing plane but occasionally (depending on assigned resources or the availability of qualified personnel) in a helicopter. Depending on the size, location, and assessed potential of the wildfire, the "air attack" or ATGS person may be charged with initial attack (the first response of firefighting assets on fire suppression), or with extended attack, the ongoing response to and management of a major wildfire requiring additional resources including engines, ground crews, and other aviation personnel and aircraft needed to control the fire and establish control lines or firelines ahead of the wildfire #wildfires #californiafire #firefighting #helicopter #brushfirerages #firedepartment #losangeles
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Amazon World City Iquitos Tour, And Belen Market
Amazon World City Iquitos Tour, And Belen Market. Linked to the outside world by air and by river, Iquitos is the world’s largest city that cannot be reached by road. It’s a prosperous, vibrant jungle metropolis teeming with the usual, inexplicably addictive Amazonian anomalies. Unadulterated jungle encroaches beyond town in full view of the air-conditioned, elegant bars and restaurants that flank the riverside; motorized tricycles whiz manically through the streets yet locals mill around the central plazas eating ice cream like there is all the time in the world. Mud huts mingle with magnificent tiled mansions; tiny dugout canoes ply the water alongside colossal cruise ships. You may well arrive in Iquitos for the greater adventure of a boat trip down the Amazon but whether it’s sampling rainforest cuisine, checking out the buzzing nightlife or exploring one of Peru’s most fascinating markets in the floating shantytown of Belén, this thriving city will entice you to stay awhile. Because everything must be ‘imported,’ costs are higher than in other cities. #iquitos #belenmarket #amazoncapital #amazonriver #amazonia
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Red Sand Beach Hiking - Hana Maui
Red Sand Beach Hiking - Hana, Maui, Hawaii Red Sand Beach is partially shielded from the rough open ocean by an offshore reef. The result is a natural sea wall that protects the bay from large waves. Kaihalulu is one of the few red sand beaches in the world. The sand is a deep red-black, which contrasts with the blue water, the black sea wall, and the green ironwood trees. The cindercone behind the beach erodes constantly, which continually enlarges the cove.This hill is rich in iron, and is why the beach's sand is such a deep red. How to Get There No Longer a Secret The Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu) is also known as a "secret beach." As in "it's a secret how to get there." Happily for you and me, it is NOT a secret any longer! Directions to the Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu) Drive the Hana Highway until you get to Hana. The Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu, Maui) is located south of Hana Bay. On your left (east), you will pass Alau Street, Keanini Drive and Keawa Place. When you get to Hauoli Road, turn left (east) and follow it to the end where it intersects with Uakea Road. At this intersection, you'll see the Hana Ball Park on your left, the Hana School (pictured left) and Hana Community Center straight ahead, and the gates to the Travaasa Hotel Hana's sea ranch cottages at the end of Uakea Road on your right. At the time we were here, there was street parking available in the dead-end section of Uakea Road leading up to the Travaasa Hana property. field on the way to the Red Sand Beach ironwood tree on trail to red sand beach on Maui As I understand it, this next part involves heading onto the Hana Community Center and the Travaasa Hana's property, so to avoid trespassing, please ask for permission to look around before you go! Assuming you have permission, look for the yellow gates that open onto a large, rectangular grassy area right next to the community center (it will be on your left if you're facing the Travaasa's gates.) If you start walking through the field, toward the end of it you'll see a lamp post on your right - there is a narrow dirt trail here that you follow down to an old ironwood tree. Even if you have no idea what an ironwood tree looks like, you can't miss this one! It's a huge tree in a little clearing with bare dirt and exposed roots all around it. At the time we were here, there was a home-made sign on the tree cautioning people NOT to take the trail to the left (which I believe goes to a Japanese cemetary), as that was the most dangerous route. As the sign advised, we headed along the trail on the right side of the ironwood tree instead. #redsandbeach #hanahiking #hiddenbeach #secretbeach #mauihawaii #hanamaui #hawaiitourism #redsand
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Great Zimbabwe Kingdom South Africa Ruins
Great Zimbabwe National Monument. The Kingdom of Zimbabwe (1220–1450) was a kingdom located in the territory of modern-day Zimbabwe. It is famous for its capital, Great Zimbabwe, the largest stone structure in pre-colonial southern Africa. #GreatZimbabweKingdom #SouthAfricaRuins #zimbabwe #southafrica #africakingdom
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Land Of The Lakes, Ignalina Lithuania
THE LAND OF LAKES. Lithuania is a laky country: our country has more than 3000 lakes. Apparently, you can't visit them all while coming to Lithuania, but what you can do is to travel around the most beautiful and prominent of them. In particular, you will find many lakes in Ignalina district. The mound overlooks a magnificent view with as many as six lakes surrounded by forests. Lithuanians are very fond of water. In lakes, they go swimming, fishing, water biking, boating, or canoeing. In winter, they go skiing or skating on the frozen ice. Lithuania's largest lake is Druksiai. Its catchment area covers the surrounding creeks, coastal wetlands and forests. The lake is surrounded with many types of rare vegetation not only in Lithuania but also throughout Europe, and the lake itself is valuable as a habitat of rare birds, crustaceans and fish species. In addition, the history tells a story of a majestic castle that was once standing in the island of Druksiai #lakes #lithuanialakes #travellithuania #landoflakes #djimavicpro #dronefootage #wildnature
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Amazon Rain Forest Medicinal Plants
Amazon Rain Forest Medicine Plants. Many of nature’s medicines have become so integrated into our daily life that we think no more of them than we do a cell-phone, computers, or HDTV. Yet these medicines represent an irreplaceable cornerstone of the foundation of modern society. Prescription drugs are our most effective and most cost-efficient prevention and treatment of many leading diseases. We cannot imagine a world without antibiotics such as penicillins, cephalosporins, doxycycline, or erythromycin, without pain relievers, without muscle relaxants, without oral contraceptives, without cancer drugs like Taxol, without blood pressure lowering drugs like lisonopril, without digoxin for heart failure, without local anesthetics, without anticoagulants like coumarins for thrombosis, and the list goes on. A number of us might not be reading this article were it not for some of these medications. And if you believe healthcare is expensive now, think of the massive costs involved in caring for people prematurely incapacitated by, for instance, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, rampant infections, or diabetes. #MedicinalPlants #amazonrainforest #amazonmedicine #amazonjungle
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Diamond Head Trail Hike - Oahu, Hawaii State
Diamond head hike oahu hawaii. The iconic silhouette of Diamond Head State Monument sits along the Honolulu skyline just beyond Waikiki. This 760-foot tuff crater is one of Hawaii's most famous landmarks. Known as Leahi (brow of the tuna) in Hawaiian, the crater was named Diamond Head. By 19th century British sailors who thought they discovered diamonds on the crater's slopes. These "diamonds" were actually shiny calcite crystals that had no value. Formed more than 100,000 years ago, the crater was used as a strategic military lookout beginning in the early 1900's and was named a National Natural Landmark in 1968. Today, Diamond Head is a popular hiking destination with panoramic views of Waikiki and Oahu's south shore. #DiamondHeadTrail #DiamondHead #hawaiihikes #oahuhikes #travelhawaii #waikikihawaii #OahuHawaii
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Black Stork Nest Attacked by Sea Eage
Black Stork Nest Attacked by Sea Eage. The black stork is a large but fairly secretive bird. The black head, upperparts, wings, tail and long neck have a conspicuous green or purple gloss, contrasting with the white belly, undertail and ‘armpits’. The long legs and long, straight beak are bright scarlet in adults, especially during the breeding season, and a patch of scarlet skin also surrounds the eye. The male and female black stork are similar in appearance, though the male may be slightly larger, while the juvenile has slightly browner, duller, less glossy plumage, and a pale olive-green beak and legs. The black stork uses a range of calls, including a loud, ‘whinnying’ call at the nest, hoarse gasping, and beak-clapping #blackstork #birdnest #seaeagle # birdattack
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The magnificent Japanese Buddhist Temple Byodo-Oahu Hawaii
HONOLULU, the magnificent Japanese Buddhist Temple Byōdō-in (Hawaii). Deep in a lush valley along the 2,000-foot Koolau Range lies the Valley of the Temples. The resting place for many of Hawaii’s departed, Valley of the Temples’ hilly landscape is scattered with hundreds of freshly placed tropical flowers, like torch ginger and bird of paradise, to remember loved ones. The main attraction in the Valley of the Temples is a Japanese temple called Byodo-In, which translates to the “Temple of Equality.” A scale replica of a temple in Uji Japan and made entirely without nails, Byodo-In was dedicated in 1968 as a centennial commemoration of the first Japanese immigrants in Hawaii. Famed Kyoto Landscaper Kiichi Toemon Sano planned the Japanese garden complex that houses Byodo-In with extreme attention to detail, from the gravel’s ripple-like design to the small bridges over the fishpond. #TempleByodo #oahuhawaii #waikikihawaii #BuddhistTemple #byodooahu #Buddhist #Japanesegarden
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Camping Stoja Pula Croatia From the Sky
Campsite Stoja Croatia is located on a peninsula of the same name, three kilometres from the centre of Pula in Istria. The coastal area consists of rocky and pebbly beaches. With a restaurant, bar, supermarket, exchange office, souvenir shop and free Wi-Fi, Stoja also offers massage services as well as specialist WC’s for the disabled. A variety of sports activities can be enjoyed at the camp including basketball, volleyball, mini-golf, table tennis, games for children and a playground as well as diving facilities, whilst several bike trails are situated nearby. Guests can also visit the Arenaturist entertainment for both adults and children. #StojaPula #CampingCroatia #CroatiaVacation #MavicPro #Dronefootage #Visitcroatia
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Apple Blossoms During The Spring 2016
Beautiful Apple Blossoms During The Spring In Europe 2016, Apple tree. #apple #blossoms #spring #flowerblossoms #trees
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Rosarito, Baja California, (Lobster Village) Puerto Nuevo
Rosarito, Baja California, (Lobster Village) Puerto Nuevo. At just 19 miles from the border with the United States lies the city of Rosarito. Located off the coast of the Pacific Ocean. In the State of Baja California, it is a meeting point for Californian culture, where you will be able to spend relaxed days in a spa or in the center of the city, which can become as vibrant as during carnival time. If you are looking for a relaxing moment and to forget about the stress of everyday life, visit one of its quality spas, offering a variety of treatments, including everything you need to relax, and framed by a horizon where the blue colors of the Sea of Cortes and the Baja California sky converge. If you prefer, you can play golf in one of its wonderful golf courses or venture on a surfboard. In Puerto Nuevo, foodies will find a unique gastronomic experience, since the fifties, the famous Puerto. #rosaritobaja #puertonuevo #bajacalifornia #mexicanborder #sandiegoborder #papasbeer #lobstervillage
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Makarska Riviera, Croatia Biokovo
The beauty of Biokovo has always attracted explorers and visitors and you are likely to be thrilled too. What is the best way to get to know it. There are over thirty marked trails leading up the mountain on the seaward side and eight on the landward side. On your way up, you will pass ancient villages on the foothills of the magnificent rocky mountain: Gornja Brela, Topici, Bast, Veliko Brdo, Makar, Kotisina, Gornji Tucepi, Gornja Podgora and Gornje Igrane on the seaward side, and Kozica, Rascane, Zupa, Biokovsko Selo, Rastovac, Zagvozd and Zadvarje on the other side of the mountain. A main hiking trail transverses the mountain - the Biokovo Mountain Trail with its twenty control points. However, one should not forget that Biokovo deserves full respect and therefore should be well-prepared for the ascent. ImageThe weather conditions can change in a moment, no surface water is to be found and any deviation from the marked trail entails some risk. Hiking boots, backpack, spare clothing, raincoat, drinking water, some chocolate and a good map of the Park are the items you will surely need. Climbing the steepest ascent in Croatian mountains at dawn, you will be surprised to learn that the people of Biokovo once used the same trails to carry hay and potatoes or drive their livestock to pasture. Biokovo is the mountain that one can visit either by car or bicycle as well as on foot from various parts of Adriatic coast and Makarska Riviera. #Biokovomountains #croatia #makarskariviera #mountains #travelcroatia
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Manoa Falls Hike, Oahu Hawaii
Manoa falls hike oahu hawaii. Not too strenuous of a hike with a great reward of a waterfall at the end. The day we went there were on and off showers, so the trail was muddy. There are areas of the trail that are pretty rocky. Definitely bring shoes that #1 you don't care that they get dirty and #2 have a good sole that will help you avoid any slips. Although that being said, there were a handful of people on the trail just in sandals (I wouldn't do it, but apparently it can be done!) If you're a mosquito attracter like I am, do not forget the bug spray!! Put it on before you drive up! I got bit several times in the parking lot before I had a chance to put any bug spray on. I really loved our time spent here. You feel engulfed in a rainforest and it makes it hard to believe Waikiki is barely 20 minutes away. When we got to the waterfall, we did have to wait our turn to get our picture with the falls. Other hikers offered to take our picture and vice versa. Rumor has it this is a popular spot for filming movies/TV shows as well. Glad we picked Manoa Falls and I would gladly return! #manoafalls #waterfallhike #hikingwaterfall #hawaiiwaterfall #oahuhawaii #hawaiinature #oahuadventure #mustseeoahu
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Iao Valley State Park, Maui Hawaii
Iao Valley state park maui hawaii.Towering emerald peaks guard the lush valley floor of Iao Valley State Park. Located in Central Maui just west of Wailuku. This peaceful 4,000-acre, 10-mile long park is home to one of Maui's most recognizable landmarks, the 1,200-foot Iao Needle. This iconic green-mantled rock outcropping overlooks Iao stream and is an ideal attraction for easy hiking and sightseeing. Aside from its natural tropical beautiful, sacred Iao Valley has great historical significance. It was here in 1790 at the Battle of Kepaniwai that King Kamehameha I clashed with Maui's army in his quest to unite the islands. Even with Iao Needle serving as a lookout point, Kamehameha defeated Maui's forces in a ferocious battle that ultimately changed the course of Hawaiian history. #iaovalley #mauihawaii #visithawaii #hawaiinature #nationalpark #iaovalleystatepark
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Driving Up Biokovo, Croatia's highest road near Makarska
Driving Up Biokovo, Croatia's highest road near Makarska. The views from Biokovo are spectacular – on the clear day one can see all Dalmatian islands as well as large part of Dalmatian coast to the south, and to the north, towns of Vrgorac and Imotski and their surrounding villages. Sometimes, when it’s very clear, one can see a peak of Monte Gargano in Italy too. The coastal town of Makarska, that lies on the very south edge of Biokovo is seen from Biokovo as a amazing bay with tiny little houses placed in the rows around it. The nature park Biokovo dominating above Makarska Riviera, is the good destination for botanists as well as walkers and cyclist. #biokovo #biokovomountains #biokovoroad #croatia #mountains
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Parco Natura Viva Safari I Lake Garda
Parco Natura Viva Safari I Lake Garda. Discover the wonderful Wildlife…Parco Natura Viva is a fascinating natural zoological park that is home to some 1500 specimen of animals belonging to over 250 wild species. Covering over 40 hectares of land it is divided into two visitor areas, the Safari Park and the Fauna Park. The Safari tour, gives you the exciting opportunity to observe up-close, but from the safety of your own vehicle, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, lions, hyenas and cheetahs all co-existing in a completely wild and natural habitat. The Fauna tour is an amazing on-foot adventure that allows you to discover animals and wildlife from all 5 continents from across the globe. #parconaturaviva #safarizoo #wildanimals #lakegarda #italyzoo #naturaviva #vivasafari #lakegarda
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Usa California Joshua Tree National Park Campsites
The closest National Park Unit to Los Angeles, Joshua Tree is known as one of the world’s best rock climbing areas, but the desert hiking is fantastic, too. Straddling the transition zone between high and low deserts, trails here climb up prominent peaks, meander through cactus gardens, reach hidden oases, and wander near the ruins of ghost towns. Fantastic stargazing and wilderness camping make this park a must-visit in the cooler months. #JoshuaTreeNationalPark #california #joshuatree #nationalparkcampsite #californiahiking
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Common Blackbird Call/Song - Singing Birds 1.30 Hour
Common Blackbird Call/Song - Singing Birds 1.30 Hour
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Mikołajki, Masurian Lake District, Poland
We had a nice time boating and camping in Mazurian lakes Poland. This beautiful place its like a Venice in Poland, enjoy watching! #MikołajkiMasurian #Mikołajki #PolandMikołajki #Masurianlakes #Polandtourism
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Verhoef Cruiser Cabin Boat
Verhoef Cruiser Diesel Engine Boat #VerhoefCruiser #dieselboat #cabinboat
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Egypt Sinai Desert Bedouin Camp
Explaining the Bedouin life and culture is really a tricky topic, a moving target at best. The reason for this is that they are an ancient people, with ancient customs and traditions, who these days are often subjected to a modern and changing world. Some Bedouins have become completely modern, with modern trappings such as cell phones and color TVs, perhaps most influenced by the Egyptian tourism trade and by various government policies. For example, up until recently, Bedouin men were obligated to do military service with other Egyptian men. Of course, they came back to the desert very much changed. Others live their lives in a tradition that dates back thousands of years, and are really very little changed from bygone days. #bedouincamp #egypt #sinaidesert #bedouinfood #bedouinlife #egyptdesert
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Frankfurt am Main Germany I One Day City Tour
Frankfurt am Main Germany I One Day City Tour
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Secret Russian nuclear missile base SS-4 in Lithuania-Europe Union
PLOKSTINE MISSILE BASE. At the time when the United States started building underground military bases, it was decided that the Soviet Union had to maintain its military advantage. For that reason in September 1960 in the village of Plokščiai the Soviets started rapid construction of an underground military base, one of the first in the S. U. The shore of the Plateliai Lake and the Plokštinė forests were perfectly suitable for the construction of the military base. The chosen location for the base was located160 m above sea level, the soil was easy to excavate and the local population was small. The local inhabitants were poor farmers who were paid 4.5 thousand rubles to move their farms. Further, from this location all of the Europe could be covered by the missiles, which could reach Turkey and southern European countries. Ten thousand soldiers, mostly Estonians, constructed the base. The missile silos were dug out with shovels which took approximately 6-8 months. Simultaneously, in the centre of the four silos they excavated a large hole for the support structures – electrical and radio stations, control rooms and recreation areas for the soldiers who would be on duty. All of these underground facilities were waterproof and covered with earth. They were constructed in the way that under normal conditions the personnel could survive in the silos for 15 days or 3 hours in extreme conditions with the silos hermetically sealed. A 2.5 km water trench was dug to the Plateliai lake, and a water pump station was constructed. The earth which had been excavated was used to lay the foundation for the new road to Plokštinė. Earlier travellers had to get to the base by going through Jogaudai. On December 31, 1962 the construction was completed; at 10 p. m. – just before the New Year – the “rocketeers” accepted their military duties. Four R12 nuclear missiles, 23 meters high, including the 4 meters warhead, were installed in the silos. The rockets were fuelled with a mixture of kerosene and nitric acid. They were intended to last 10-15 years; in Plokštinė they were changed once in 16 years. The rocket launching facilities were guarded by 6 security systems including barbed wire, alarms, 1700 volt electric wires, etc. The rockets were aimed at different western countries: Norway, Great Britain, Spain, West Germany and Turkey. Every 3-4 years the targeted countries were changed. Eight missile warheads were stored in the ammunition depot in Plokštinė. Extra rocket carries were stored in the ammunition depot specially build in the nearby Šateikiai. Šateikiai also had eight surface missiles which had been deployed the year before those in Plokštinė. These two bases together hosted the 179th rocket regiment, headquartered in Šateikiai. The first commander was Kalisnicenko. After his refusal to participate in the Cuban operation, he was relieved and replaced by Sidorov. Other regimental commanders were Saloha, Ramaniuk and Jereskovskij. They all lived in the town of Plungė, travelling to the base for duty. Only in cases of increased military readiness, e.g. events in Czechoslovakia in 1968, they moved into the officers’ quarters in the base. The personnel of the 179th regiment participated in the deployment of rockets to Cuba; they poured a concrete for the rocket platforms in the central Cuba and in September 1962 the rockets were transported from Šateikiai to Cuba. All of this was done in secrecy. The soldiers worked in civilian clothes and loaded the rockets at night. When the Vilnius-Klaipėda passenger trains were passing by, all lights were turned off at the work site and work would be ceased. The rockets were transported to Sevastopol and loaded on commercial ships for transport to Havana. Next to the military base there was a canteen and two wooden barracks for the duty relief of 9 officers and 22 soldiers which changed every 3 days. Shifts were 6 hours long; 6 hours in the missile silos and ours off. 3 more groups of officers and soldiers (320 people) lived in the nearby military town. The town had a headquarters, soldiers’ barracks, officers’ quarters, separate canteens for officers and soldiers, medical aid post, food storage, and an autopark area. The autopark roofed two 25 meters long machines for raising and loading the rockets into the silos, as well as machines, which pumped air into the silos. Spare parts, various equipment and insulation were in the maintenance storage section. There were no incidents with the missiles while they were deployed in Plokštinė. They were removed from the base on June 18, 1978. COLD WAR MUSEUM #nuclearmissile #missilebase #ss-4missile #plokstinemissile #coldwar #sovietnuclear
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Mysterious Hill Of Crosses With Rainbow - Lithuania
Mysterious hill of crosses where pilgrims actually believe Christ can perform miracles. The tradition of leaving crosses began after an uprising against the Russian tsar was put down in 1831 Relatives of the dead rebels, with no bodies to bury, instead left crosses on this hill to commemorate their fallen Today there are some 200,000 crosses, carvings and shrines at the site made out of everything from wood to metal. The Hill Of Crosses in northern Lithuania has been a site of pilgrimage for hundreds of years. Consisting of a hill bristling with hundreds of thousands of crosses of every size and design, it is a powerful testament to religious devotion - where pilgrims descend to plead with Jesus for miracles. The tradition of leaving crosses began after an uprising against the Russian tsar was put down in 1831.
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Common Starling Birds Call/Song 1.18Hour - Singing Birds
Common Starling Birds Call/Song 1.18Hour - Singing Birds #starlingcall #commonstarling #starlingsong #singingbirds #birdcall #birdsong #naturesounds
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Tropical Botanical Hawaii Gardens In Big Island Of Hawaii
A Unique Tropical Nature Preserve and Sanctuary Onomea Falls Aloha and welcome to Onomea Bay and the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden! This "Garden in a Valley on the Ocean" is located off of Highway 19 on the lush Hamakua Coast's 4 Mile Scenic Drive, 8 1/2 miles north of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. (click here for map, admissions and hours). #TropicalBotanicalGardens #botanicalgardens #hawaiigardens #bigisland #hawaiinature
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River Tour In Costa Rica, Birds Watching
River Tour In Costa Rica, Birds Watching. Fortunately, Costa Rica's birds are not shy. Seeing them is relatively easy. Depending on season, location, and luck, you can expect to see many dozens of species on any one day. Many tour companies offer guided bird-study tours (see "Special-interest Travel and Recreation," in the "Out and About" chapter), and the country is well set up with mountain and jungle lodges which specialize in birdwatching programs (see "Mountain and Jungle Lodges," pp. 96-97). The deep heart of the jungle is not the best place to look for birds: you cannot see well amid the complex, disorganized patterns cast by shadow and light. For best results, find a large clearing on the fringe of the forest, or a watercourse where birds are sure to be found in abundance. There are four major "avifaunal zones," which roughly correspond to the major geographic subdivisions of the country: the northern Pacific lowlands, the southern Pacific lowlands, the Caribbean lowlands, and the interior highlands. Guanacaste's dry habitats (northern Pacific lowlands) share relatively few species with other parts of the country. This is a superlative place, however, for waterfowl: the estuaries, swamps, and lagoons which make up the Tempisque Basin support the richest freshwater avifauna in all Central America, and Palo Verde National Park, at the mouth of the Tempisque, is a birdwatcher's mecca. The southern Pacific lowland region is home to many South American neotropical species, such as jacamars, antbirds, and, of course, parrots. Here, within the dense forests, the air is cool and dank and underwater green and alive with the sounds of birds. The bright-billed toucans--"flying bananas"--are a particular delight to watch as they pick fruit off one at a time with their long beaks, throw them in the air and catch them at the back of their throats. Costa Rica's six toucan species are among the most flamboyant of all Central American birds. That loud froglike croak is the Swainson's toucan; that noisy jumble of cries and piercing creaks could well be a congregation of gregarious chestnut-mandibled toucans. In fact, many birds are easily heard but not seen. The three-wattled bellbird, which inhabits the cloud forests, is rarely spotted in the mist-shrouded treetops, though the male's eerie call, described by one writer as a "ventriloqual `bonk!'" (it is more like a hammer clanging on an anvil), haunts the forest as long as the sun is up. And the lunatic laughter that goes on compulsively at dusk in lowland jungles is the laughing falcon. Fortunately other species, like the tanagers, brighten the jungle, and you are likely to spot their bright plumage as you hike along trails. The tanagers' short stubby wings enable them to swerve and dodge at high speed through the undergrowth as they chase after insects. The sheer size of Costa Rica's bird population has prompted some intriguing food-gathering methods. The jacamar snaps up insects on the wing with an audible click of its beak. One species of epicurean kite has a bill like an escargot fork which it uses to pick snails from their shells. The attila, like its namesake a ruthless killer, devours its frog victims whole after bashing them against a tree. Other birds you might expect to see include the boobies, the rare harpy eagle (the largest of all eagles, renowned for twisting and diving through the treetops in pursuit of monkeys), pelicans, parakeets, oropendolas, woodpeckers, and a host of birds you may not recognize but whose names you will never forget: scarlet-thighed dacnis, violaceous trogons, tody motmots, laneolated monlets, lineated foliage-gleaners, and black-capped pygmy tyrants.
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Kambo Frog Medicine Application-The Frog Poison Cleanse In Amazon
Kambo Frog Medicine Cleanse. Kambo is “one of the strongest natural antibiotics and anesthetics found in the world and one of the strongest, natural ways to empower our immune system.” Kambo is the name given to the traditional Shamanic frog poison cleanse that is used to strengthen and heal mind, body and spirit. The scientific name for this frog is Phyllomedusa bicolor or “Giant Monkey Frog”. This frog lives in the Northwestern part of the Amazon Rainforest, namely Colombia and on the border between Brazil and Peru and is used by indigenous tribes there to gain strength, immunity and hunting magic. This cute frog secretes a poisonous waxy poison from its skin, the potency of which repels all predators. The poison from the Giant Monkey Frog is applied to the skin after small burns are made with the tip of a glowing stick. Once applied, Kambo stimulates a strong physical purge while toxins and ‘bad luck’ or ‘panema’ are eliminated from body and spirit. Kambo is traditionally used by the Native people as ‘vaccine’ to ward off illness, bad luck, to give hunting strength and even to increase attractiveness! Kambo is a very exciting traditional shamanic healing modality and many people have reported immense physical and psychological benefit from its application. Italian scientist and Nobel Prize nominee, Vittorio Erspamer, described the poison from the Phyllomedusa bicolor frog as ‘a fantastic chemical cocktail with potential medical applications, unequaled by any other amphibian. Benefits of Kambo. Scientific studies show that Phyllomedusa bicolor poison is made up of many peptides that are beneficial to the human body. Some of these peptides traverse the blood-brain barrier and stimulate the endocrine glands of the brain, resulting in an immune effect and a deep cleanse of the body. Kambo has antibiotic properties and strengthens the immune system while physically destroying pathogenic microorganisms. Kambo is traditionally known to be anti inflammatory, to heal eyesight, and to cure pain. Sapo peptides and their effects are reported cover a wide range of potential medical uses: treatment of brain diseases such as Alzheimer and Parkinson, depression, migraines, blood circulation problems, vascular insufficiency, organ diseases, cancer, fertility problems in women, AIDS, hepatitis and more. Pain Killing Peptides 4000 Times Stronger than Morphine Scientific research has identified the peptides dermorphin and deltorphin in kambo as potent opioid peptides. Opioids are pain killers and opioid peptides bind to receptors on human cells which trigger a pain masking response. Dermorphin and deltorphin are amazingly 4000 times stronger than morphine and 40 times stronger than b-endorphins which is the body’s natural pain killer. ³ When to use Kambo “The amazonian tribes believe that we as living humans are constantly surrounded by a dense cloud that prevents us from seeing clearly. This cloud is called “panema” by the Katukina people. ‘Panema’ could be translated with an expression such as ‘negative energy’, bad luck’, depression’ or ‘laziness’. By receiving Kambo treatments on a regular basis we have the chance to get rid of this greyish cloud of negative energy, to live a healthy life and to fulfil our physical potentialities.” – Master Kambo Practitioner, Giovanni Lattanzi As well as this energetic clearing effect, Kambo has potent physical benefits as well. Kambo is traditionally used to gain strength, maintain or regain health, and to provide immunity. The poison is applied often times before hunting parties depart in order to increase strength, improve vision and lend the hunters a ‘magical’ ability to locate prey. Kambo is also traditionally used to cleanse the body of just about any illness including Rainforest specials like malaria and spider bite. Cleansing Kambo has a detoxifying effect on the internal organs, including the liver (usually one vomits up bile) and the intestines (through evacuations) as well as the entire digestive system. The Katakana natives also use Kambo as the antidote for snake bite, as a medicine for many illness, and as an overall health tonic. There are many accounts of people using kambo and bouncing back from fatigue, expression, addiction, bad luck, sicknesses, and age related symptoms. History of Kambo There is a Kaxinawá legend that tells that the Indians of the village were very ill and the Shaman, Kampu, had done everything that was possible to cure them. All medicinal herbs known were used, but none helped his people’s agony. Kampu then entered the forest and, under the effect of Ayahuasca, received the visit of the Great God. #kambo #kambofrog #kambomedicine #kamboceremony #frogpoison #jungleceremony #medicineapplication #frogspoison
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Lake Guatavita Colombia - Legend of El Dorado
Located just 2 hours away from Bogotá, Guatavita is one of the most popular destinations for a day tour out of the city. This small town is also called "Guatativa la Nueva" ("The New Guatavita"), as it was built in the 1960s to relocate the inhabitants of the original Guatavita that was flooded during the construction of the Tomine reservoir. This reservoir was created to generate electric power for the nearby localities and to increase the water supply for Bogota. Guatavita was re-built as a perfect replica of a Spanish colonial town with its houses exhibiting white facades, rustic stucco, clay tiles and simple wooden doors and windows. #LakeGuatavita #GuatavitaColombia #colombia #southamerica
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Rain Forest Aerial Tram, Costa Rica
Rain Forest Aerial Tram, Costa Rica #rainforest #costarica #aerialtram
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The First Bite GSM Tower In Ignalina-Lithuania
The First Bite GSM Tower In Ignalina-Lithuania
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Death Valley National Park In Nevada
Death Valley National Park Hottest Place on Earth, Badwater. Death Valley National Park comprises more than 3.3 million acres of spectacular desert scenery, rare desert wildlife, complex geology, undisturbed wilderness and sites of historical interest. Death Valley is unique because it contains the lowest, hottest, driest location in North America. Nearly 550 square miles of its area lie below sea level. Ecologically, its plants and animals are representative of the Mojave Desert. Death Valley is one of the hottest places on earth, attaining the highest temperature ever recorded, 134 degrees F. in 1913. It contains the lowest point in the western hemisphere -- 282 feet below sea level near Badwater -- as well as numerous high-rising mountain peaks, including Telescope Peak at over 11,000 feet. Death Valley was named by gold-seekers, some of whom died crossing the valley during the 1849 California gold rush.
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Bogota City view from Monserrate Mount
Please watch: "Nature From Above I Dji Mavic Pro Footage " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98fTGB34ZgE --~-- Bogota City view from Monserrate The history of Monserrate can be considered to begin in the 1620 to 1630, where the Cofradia de la Vera Cruz (Brotherhood of Vera Cruz) began using the Monserrate's hill top, then known as the Snow hill top for religious celebration. As time passed, many devoted residents of Bogota began participating in the climb to the hill top, it wasn't until 1650 that four gentlemen met with the Archbishop as well as Juan de Borga the head of the Tribunal of Santafe in order to secure permission to build a small religious retreat on the mountain top. The founders of the retreat. The founders decided to establish the hermitage retreat in the name of Monserrat's Morena Virgin whose sanctuary was located in Catalonia, near Barcelona, giving the entire mountain the name Monserrate. Some people believe Montserrat was chosen to be the patron saint, due to one of the founders, Pedro Solis having an uncle whom had previously served as abbot in the Montserrat sanctuary. By 1656 Father Rojas had been assigned management of the sanctuary ordered a carving of a crucifix and a statue of Jesus Christ after being taken off the cross, earning it the name" El Señor caido." Originally, these sculptures were placed inside a small chapel dedicated to the adoration of Christ instead of being placed inside the religious retreat itself. As time passed, more and more people began visiting the sanctuary in order to see the statue of Jesus, rather than the matron saint of Monserrat. By the 19th century, the "El Señor Caido" Statue had gained so much traction, that the Sculpture to the Virgin of Montserrat was removed from as the center piece of the sanctuary and replaced with "El Señor Caido" however, the mountain has retained the name Monserrate to this day. Ever since then, for more than four centuries, pilgrims and citizen have hiked the mountain to offer their prayers to the shrine of "El Señor Caido". Both Monserrate and its neighbor Guadalupe Hill are icons of Bogota's cityscape.
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South Africa Johannesburg Tour Guide, World Famous City
South Africa Johannesburg, World Famous City Tour Johannesburg, more commonly known as Jo’burg or Jozi, is a rapidly changing city and the vibrant heart of South Africa. After almost 20 years of decline and decay, the city is now looking optimistically towards the future. Its centre is smartening up and new loft apartments and office developments are being constructed at a rapid pace. The cultural districts of Newtown and Braamfontein, with their theatres, restaurants, cafes and museums, teem with creativity and energy. The Inner City itself, once a no-go zone, is becoming a tourist gem, with plenty of pleasant surprises. Oh, and there's Maboneng. On the eastern fringes of the Inner City, this hipster-friendly urban neighbourhood is considered as one of the most successful urban-renewal projects in the world – it's sure to seduce you. However, the wealth divide remains stark, and crime and poverty haven't been eliminated. The affluence of Rosebank and Sandton breeds discontent in desperately poor neighbouring townships such as Alexandra. Still, Jo’burg is an incredibly friendly, unstuffy city and there’s a lot to see here, from sobering reminders of the country’s recent past at the Apartheid Museum to the progressive streets of Melville. So delve in and experience the buzz of a city undergoing an incredible rebirth. #southafrica #famouscity #johannesburgtour #tourisminafrica #johannesburgcity
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Ruinas De Tikal Guatemala Central America
Tikal Guatemala Mayan Pyramids. Tikal National Park encompasses 575 square kilometres of jungle and thousands of ruined structures. The central part of the ancient city alone contains 3,000 buildings and covers about 16 square kilometers. Tikal is also part of the one-million-hectare Maya Biosphere Reserve created in 1990 to protect the dense forests of the Peten, which started to disappear at an alarming rate due to population pressures, illegal logging and slash-and-burn agricultural practices. Archeologists estimate that the Maya settled in the area now known as Tikal in about 900 BC. Tikal grew into an important ceremonial, cultural, and commercial centre over the centuries. Most of the city's huge temples were constructed during the eighth century AD when Tikal became the greatest city in the Maya world with a population of perhaps 100,000. Like Maya complexes on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, Tikal fell into decline at the end of the ninth century and was virtually abandoned. The causes of the Maya empire's collapse remain a mystery, but wars, famine, overpopulation and resource depletion have all been blamed. Tikal's great stone monuments languished for centuries and were gradually reclaimed by the jungle. Hernan Cortes, the conqueror of Mexico, and his motley band of conquistadors marched by Tikal in 1525, but they failed to see its temples concealed by 40-metre-tall silk, cotton, cedar and mahogany trees. Spanish friars later wrote of a great city hidden in the forests of the Peten. It wasn't until 1848 that an expedition sent out by the Guatemalan government officially discovered the ruins. Swiss, German and British archeologists soon followed to clear debris and begin studying the site. The Museum of the University of Pennsylvania and the Guatemalan Institute of Anthropology and History restored Tikal's structures to their current condition during the 1950s and 1960s. UNESCO designated the ruins a World Heritage Site in 1979. Today Tikal is to Guatemala what the Great Pyramids are to Egypt, a national symbol and a source of pride in the past. Enormous trees still shroud Tikal's buildings, which cluster in groups reached by wide causeways meandering through the tropical forest, home to toucans, parrots, wild turkeys, howler monkeys, raccoon-like coatimundis and countless other creatures. Tikal's grand scale even awes those who have visited spectacular Mayan sites such as Palenque and Chichen Itza in Mexico. The Temple of the Grand Jaguar (Temple I) and the Temple of the Masks (Temple II) loom like a pair of colossal bookends on opposite sides of the Great Plaza, a vast expanse ringed by terraces, palaces and ball courts. Temple I rises some 50 meters above the plaza's eastern end. A stone stairway leads up the pyramid's nine tiers, corresponding to the nine levels of the Mayan underworld. Tourists have fallen to their deaths from these vertiginous steps, prompting park authorities to recently ban climbing. In 1958, archeologists discovered the tomb of Ah Cacau (Lord Chocolate), one of Tikal's greatest rulers, inside Temple I. Ah Cacau's skeleton was festooned with jade ornaments and surrounded by precious offerings, including pottery, alabaster, sea shells and pearls from the Caribbean coast. You can see a replica of this elaborate tomb in the Tikal Museum near the visitors' centre. Temple I has yielded other treasures, including intricately carved wooden lintels over its doors, which have furnished clues to Maya beliefs and cosmology. Called Temple of the Masks because of huge stone masks guarding its stairway, Temple II is almost as tall as Temple I, but safer to climb. Its summit offers travel-poster views of the Great Plaza and two labyrinthine ceremonial and residential complexes named the North Acropolis and the Central Acropolis. Dozens of stone pillars known as stelae, each one paired with a circular altar, stand in rows throughout the plaza and along surrounding terraces. Carvings and glyphs commemorating important dates and the great deeds of Tikal's rulers still adorn many of these weathered monoliths. From atop Tikal's pyramids, Maya astronomers tracked the movements of Venus and all the other visible planets. They used these calculations -- extremely accurate even by today's standards -- to fine tune their complex calendar, which can be compared to a system of interlocking gears made up of a 260-day calendar known as the tzolkin that meshed with a 365-day solar calendar to complete 52-year cycles. The enigmatic Maya ran this complex arrangement like a time machine back and forth across immense spans of time. One of Tikal's stelae records a mysterious date more than five million years in the past, and glyphs on a stela at Quirigua in eastern Guatemala commemorate some obscure event that took place 400 million years ago. #tikalguatemala #ruinas #mayanruins #tikal #guatemalatour #tikaltour
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Punta Gorda - Belize Caye Caulker Flight
To get from Punta Gorda to Belize City and to Caye Caulker Island, we flew on a small Cessna Caravan plane, operated by Maya Island Air - Here are videos from some of our flights, no security required! :), the flight duration 1 hour. #puntagorda #airplaneflight #cayecaulker #belizeisland #belizevacation #hollidays
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Pacific Ocean Beach In California - Big Wave In Zuma Beach Malibu
Pacific Ocean Beach In California - Big Wave In Zuma Beach Malibu Welcome to Zuma Beach! The best beach in LA County, wide open clean sand, mild waves, plentiful parking, life-guards, food stands and bathrooms. Swim in the summer, watch wildlife in the winter, or swim too if you're hardy. Eat hotdogs and build sand castles. Have a great day at the beach at Zuma Beach! Sand Surf and Fun! Zuma Beach is right next to Malibu, right next to Westward Beach, and right next to the Dume. Everything for an exciting day out whether you want to climb a rock, surf, swim or just relax in the sun. Check out the nearby restaurants for full sit-down meals with great views over the sea. Hike the ridge, or watch the Dolphins and Seals. It's all hear at your beach, Zuma Beach! #zumabeach #malibucalifornia #malibubeach #bigwaves #thebeach #losangeles #pacificocean #beachincalifornia #bestbeach
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NIGHTINGALE Birds Call/Song 30min - Singing Birds
NIGHTINGALE Birds Call/Song 30min - Singing Birds. One of the world’s most famous songbirds; the male uses his melodious voice to attract a female. Hardy enough to live in areas of dry shrubland, this secretive bird nests in bushy undergrowth. Spends the winter months in Africa, returning north in summer to breed
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