Sossusvlei in the Namibian Desert is one of the landscapes making the difference to the Namibian destination. This region also forms part of the Namib-Naukluft National Park, making it perfect for a Balloon Safari. Stretching 1,000km (1,000 miles) along the Atlantic cost of Namibia and varying from 50 – 160km (30 – 100 mile) in width expanding into southwest Angola. The Namib is one of the world’s oldest desert over 50 millions years of dry times behind it. The Namibian desert has an average of less than 10mm (0.4inch) of rain each year.
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The Ajanta Murals are dated to around 2nd century BC – 7th century AD and said to depict scenes from the previous lives of the Lord Buddha. The walls in the caves are covered with paintings depicting mostly didactic, devotional, and ornamental.
The Ajanta Murals is one area of Buddhist art form - iconic. Buddhist art form varies across culture and time. Earlier Buddhist painting, which started in India is said to be aniconic (none graphic representation of divine beings or religious figures). Read more about The Ajanta Murals at Ajanta Caves: India
There are nineteen Formula1 events in each race season. They all might offer the glitz and glamour and maybe the racing experience, but not all of them offer the same experience. Monaco may have St Devote, Tabac and La Rascasse but – rather crucially – the iconic twists and turns of Singapore's famous street circuit make overtaking extremely difficult; this adds to the excitement of watching the race. Read more about Singapore F1 Grand Prix Weekend Break
The island is said to be one of the Caribbean’s best kept secret for luxury and relaxation. Canouan Island is the place to get away from it all in style and comfort. The island has received rave reviews on travel forums from those that have visited the island.
The Canouan island is 3.5 miles by 1.25 miles and lies at the south-eastern tip of the Caribbean and forms part of the Grenadines islands and lies approximately 25 miles south of St. Vincent with the Caribbean Sea on the West* and the Atlantic ocean on the East side*. The average temperature for the island range from 24c/75f to 30c/87f. Driest season is December to May. The coolest months occur between November and February.
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If you are someone who likes to travel fast and being scared at the same time then this ride is for you. The ‘death slide’ we called it or the Volo dell’Angelo (Flight of the Angels according to the Italians) is meant to recreate the intoxication of real flight. It carries you face down via a high wire/cable in a baby walker look-a-like contraption across the 400m deep valley, from the hills of Pietrapertosa, 1020m high to Castelmezzano – 859m high.
Unlike riding on a roller-coaster where you know the drop will last for only a few seconds. The journey on the Flight of the Angels takes about 14 minutes and can travel up to a speed of 68mph/110kph. So the rider has enough time to enjoy the scenery – if their heart allows it.
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Under the theme “come for the run, stay for the fun” the Reggae Marathon is run in Negril, on the western point of the Island over looking the Caribbean Sea. According to Reggae Marathon website, the Reggae Marathon was started in 2001 and has grown over the years. The event now has visitors going to the island just for the race.
If you are not up to a full marathon you can take part in the half marathon. After running so many miles you can relax with your feet in the water on one of Negril’s many white sandy beaches. “Negril's powdery white beach is Jamaica's most famous and among the best in the entire Caribbean”.
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Most of us associate India with warn sunshine, delicious foods and Bollywood. Unknown to many of us the town of Gulmarg is a skiers paradise. This small Himalayan town is 52km south-west of Srinagar in Indian Kashmir and stands at an altitude of 2,850m.
Gulmarg has the world’s highest gondola ski lift which takes you nearly 4,000m up Mount Apharwat - with extremely beautiful views. According to the Gulmarg.org website Gulmarg was originally called ‘Gaurimarg’ by shepherds, its present name was given in the 16th century by Sultan Yusuf Shah, who was inspired by the sight of its grassy slopes emblazoned with wild flowers. Gulmarg was a favourite haunt of Emperor Jehangir who once collected 21 different varieties of flowers from here. Gulmarg also has the highest green golf course in the world, at an altitude of 2,650m. Read more about Skiing and Snowboarding in gulmarg India
I like many people love to travel and learn about other places. After a long time thinking about how best I can shear this love and fascination. The idea of ShortbreakIdeas.com came to me after my visit to Japan.
Through this site I will be sharing some of these ideas as I come across them.
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