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20 Unbelievable Cool Places That Really Exist

Friday, March 21st, 2014

The world is full of wonderful places to visit, discover and explore. Sometimes you encounter places that are hard to believe, but really exist. We’ve put together an awesome list of 20 unbelievable cool places that really exist.

Tulip Flower Fields in Netherlands

1. Tulip Flower Fields in Netherlands | image credit: Allard Schager

Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan

2. Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan | image credit: nipomen2

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

3. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia: Largest Salt flats in the world | image credit: Carlos Diaz


4. Mendenhall Ice Caves, Juneau, Alaska | image credit: Kent Mearig


5. Red Beach, Panjin, China | image credit: MJiA

Bamboo Forest

6. Bamboo Forest, Japan | image credit: Yuya Horikawa

Cherry Blossoms in Bonn

7. Cherry Blossoms in Bonn, Germany | image credit: Adas Meliauskas

Naica Mine

8. Naica Mine, Mexico | image credit: nicole_denise

Wisteria Flower Tunnel in Japan

9. Wisteria Flower Tunnel in Japan | image credit: imgur.com

Black Forest, Germany

10. Black Forest, Germany | image credit: andy linden

Fields of Tea, China

11. Fields of Tea, China


12. Tianzi Mountains, China | image credit: Richard Janecki


13. Hang Son Doong Cave, Vietnam | image credit: Carsten Peter


14. Shibazakura Flowers, Takinoue Park, Japan | image credit: kimi-tourguide


15. Antelope Canyon, USA | image credit: CSMphotography


16. Lake Hillier, Australia | image credit: Ockert Le Roux


17. Mount Roraima, Venezuela | image credit: imgur.com


18. Zhangye Danxia Landform, China | image credit: Melinda


19. Tunnel of Love, Ukraine | image credit: Oleg Gordienko


20. Kaieteur Falls World’s Largest, Guyana

Panama City Beach Spring Break

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Spring break is almost here and the young & old, rich & poor, students & employees all are ready for holidays. It’s a time of the year where college students are ready to kick back, relax and have some fun in the sun. There are many popular destinations to choose from, for relaxing and having fun on your spring break. If you are a beach lover and want to enjoy your spring break on beautiful beach, Panama City beach is best place for you.

During spring break season, you will find Panama City Beach packed from college students coming from the United States and many other countries as well. Enjoying wild parties and fun in the sun are the main activities. This beach is well known for twenty seven miles of beautiful, soft white sand and in spring season it is transformed into largest beach entertainment clubs in the world. This is the main reasons why thousands of people get attracted to the renowned Panama City beach during spring break festival. During spring break, people from all across the US and even from outside have a ball at the Panama City beach accompanied by food, wine, fun and frolic and all sorts of water-sports like snorkelling, jet skiing, diving, sea-doo rentals, para-sailing etc. Television shows, live bands, contests and parties make each year’s spring break at Panama City beach, worthwhile. Live concerts by major TV channels are always a big crowd-puller. It’s a good place to party and forget about the scrutiny of school and exams.

For those who want to enjoy party at night, luck is on your side. There are many bars, restaurants, and nightclubs available. Club La Vela, the best known nightclub in Panama City Beach is purported to be the largest nightclub in America. The club have multiple themed rooms where a party never slows down. For concerts lovers, Boardwalk Beach Resort hosts Spring Break concerts and themed contests every day and it might be the place for you to see and be seen. A popular local Alvin’s Magic Mountain Mall is best place for shopping lover. It resembles a cave and everything from beachwear to cheap souvenirs can be found there.

When you go to Panama City Beach, there is so much to do. It may take longer than a week!

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4 Fun Things to Do For Saint Patrick’s Day

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014


When a person thinks about March 17th in Ireland, what things immediately pop to mind? Of course! Saint Patrick’s Day. The first Irish celebrations that took place in St. Patrick’s honour on the date of his death were noisy affairs in Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Day has been celebrated in North America since 1737. Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early seventeenth century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion , the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church. It’s a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland & Labrador and Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world; especially in Britain, Canada, United States, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.

History of Saint Patrick

St. Patrick was born in Roman Britain in the fourth century, into a wealthy Romano-British family. At the age of sixteen, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and brought to Ireland as a slave. He remained in captivity for six years. According to his Confession, he was told by God in a dream to flee from captivity to the coast, where he would board a ship and return to Britain. Upon returning, he quickly joined the Church in Auxerre in Gaul and studied to be a priest. Familiar with the Irish culture and language, he chose to incorporate traditional ritual into his lessons of Christianity instead of attempting to eradicate native Irish beliefs. In 432, he again said that he was called back to Ireland, though as a bishop, to Christianise the Irish from their native polytheism. After nearly thirty years of evangelism, he died on 17 March 461, and according to tradition, was buried at Downpatrick.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

This holiday is celebrated in Irish style. The green colour is commonly associated with this holiday and Irish people typically wear green clothing to participate in the revelry. Another item closely tied to Irish culture is the shamrock, or a three leaf clover. An old Irish tale recollects how Saint Patrick used the three leafs of the clover to represent the Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Pubs serve green beer, people wear green clothing, and everywhere you can see Irish culture and customs. Here are 4 fun things you can do to up your level of Saint Paddy’s day cheer.

  1. Wear a Costume: There are some fantastic ones available and they are not very expensive. Dress as a Leprechaun if you’d like, or choose from several other popular choices.
  2. Go to a Saint Patrick’s Day Parade: This is totally fun for young and old, and many communities have them. You can easily find out all information about parades in your local newspaper, magazine and online. Numbers of excellent parades are organized by different communities in worldwide cities. They are generally extremely child friendly and great for the whole family. Size isn’t super important when it come to a fun parade.
  3. Cook an Irish Dish: Cook a traditional Irish meal – corn beef and cabbage and serve to family & friends with a good Irish brew. A quick look online or in an Irish cookbook will give you plenty of ideas, even for vegetarians dish also.
  4. Go to an Irish Pub: It is a traditional party holiday after all. Go to an Irish pub with your family or friends to enjoy parties, Irish food and lots of fun activities.
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