Archive for July, 2007
Lush valleys and turquoise glaciers. South Greenland is a region full of contrasts, known for its flowering plains and fertile valleys, ice-filled fjords, numerous glaciers and mineral-rich mountain landscapes. The region has a well-developed farming industry with extensive grazing pastures for sheep and horses and some of the best-preserved Norse ruins. Whether you are interested in Inuit or Norse history, ice or minerals of all types, hunting and fishing or just magnificent scenery, then South Greenland has it all.
Plenty of choice in South Greenland. The towns of Narsaq, Qaqortoq, Nanortalik and the gateway of Narsarsuaq are particularly good starting points from which to experience the culture and nature of the region. However, the small sheep-holding stations and settlements such as Qassiarsuk, Igaliku and Alluitsup Paa are also popular tourist attractions. Excursions and attractions in South Greenland offer something for everyone: Hiking, fishing, farm holidays, visits to the ruins of Norse churches and farms, or more challenging experiences such as kayaking or climbing, to name but a few possibilities
Read more: http://www.greenland.com/
July 20th, 2007
The holy city of Fez is a jewel of Spanish-Arabic civilization. Fez does not reveal its secrets easily. Secretive, shadowy, they need to be discovered little by little, with reverence.
Only this way can the splendors of Medersa architecture be fully appreciated. Only in this way will th call of the Medina tempt you.
Busting with artisans and merchants.
The city of Mouly Idriss 1 st, Sanctuary of human and moral sciences. The great Al Karaouiyne university bas for eleven centuries been a religions and intellectual center whose influence bas spread far beyond the kingdom’s boundaries. In 789, a pick-axe of silver and gold ‘fas’ in Arabic- was presented to Idriss 1st to use in tracing the outlines of the city.
Hence the name of the city, which lies at the far eastern end of the plain Saiss, bordered to the south by the hills outlying the Atlas Mountains
July 12th, 2007
The country is a tropical, maritime nation. Wet season is from May to November, and periodic hurricanes between June and November. Most rain falls in the northern and eastern regions. The culture of the Dominican Republic, like its Caribbean neighbors, is a creole blend of mostly African and indigenous American cultural elements, as well as remnants of Spain’s colonization such as language and religion. Castilian commonly known as Spanish, is the official language.
Musically, the Dominican Republic is known for its exportation of merengue music, a type of lively, joyful music and dance music consisting of a tempo of about 120 to 160 beats per minute, based on African rhythm that is similar to the Haitian Méringue.
We find the best of the island in its amazing beaches, a really nice people, palm trees almost everywhere, a desert we can visit, good international food as instance Italian pizzas, French food and delicious european salads at the Oh la vache! Restaurant, a very clean place located North Coast in Sosua, 200 meters from the beach, in the animated center of the Pedro Clisante street. With products directly imported from France or produced by Swiss and French-dominican people, the french owners welcome their guests in a nice cow-deco background. The visitors also find in Sosua the probably most southern place in the world where to eat quebec poutines (a mix of french fries, sauce and cheese).
For a free Wifi internet access we recommand the Hamburger Paradise restaurant which probably offers the best connection in the city. Those who visit them should try their delicious lemonade and the thai burger también!
To learn more about the Dominican Republic (message board with hoax warnings and more) http://www.dr1.com/
Villa rentals around the globe http://www.links4travelers.com/villas.html
July 11th, 2007