The History of Zanzibar

download (10)The beaches and the coasts of the island, or let us say the islands of Zanzibar are quite awesome. Situated across the Pemba Channel, there is the Pemba Island. This is another larger island of Tanzania. However, quite a few numbers of tourists who travel to Tanzania explore Pemba.

Although the beaches of Zanzibar are calm and relaxing, the heart of the island is vibrant with life and many activities. This is in fact where almost all travelers who tour Tanzania and visit Zanzibar begin their tour of the island.

Zanzibar is the first millennium when the tribes that used to speak the Bantu language resided in the main land that was once called Tanganyika started sailing towards Zanzibar and Pemba. Today many tourists who spend their vacations in Tanzania would mainly explore Zanzibar and the main land of the country.

Traders and fishermen from Arabia also started visiting Zanzibar since an early age. This was as early as the 1st century AD when primitive yet well established settlements emerged in Zanzibar that turned into one of the most popular touristic detonations included commonly in several

Ways You Can Enjoy Better Taxi Fares

download (8)Taxi travel is very convenient and quick and the fact that now you can hail down a cab right from your smartphone takes the convenience to a much higher level. But even with all the convenience of using a taxi to get to where you want to be, you want to make sure that you get affordable and reasonable fares depending on the distance. If you are conscious about saving some money even as you enjoy taxi service, there are different ways you can make sure that you save some good amount every time you use a taxi.

Compare taxi fares – This is not very hard to do especially now that there are very reliable taxi fare estimators. Using the estimates you can compare between service providers and the travel options they have so you choose what works for your financial abilities at that current time. With so much competition and taxi travel packages, you will most definitely find reasonable fares that work for you.

Use new user promo codes – To encourage new users, taxi service providers offer discounts or coupons. Using such

Where You Should Travel and the Five Things to Bring With You

download (6)One of the most common questions I hear when talking with people who are looking to travel is “where should I go?”. The answer I give them is a very simple one and that is “anywhere!”. What I’ve found to be consistently true with nearly everyone I’ve known that has traveled is that they’ve loved every place they’ve gone. Now, that’s not to say that some didn’t have a few rough experiences, but the consensus is that you’re traveling to see different parts of the world, every country has it’s positive aspects just like every country has some negative aspects. The first thing I would do is throw away every preconceived notion you have in your head about different countries. Now, that’s not to say go to places that are potentially dangerous, that’s common sense. But to really find out where you truly want to go I would look at why you’re interested in traveling. Are you looking to go to site see? Are you looking for a more natural travel experience I.e hiking, mountain climbing, etc.? Or are you looking for a

The Millennial Traveller – (What Am I Looking for?)

download (5)In the travel section of my library, skimming books on Costa Rica and Central America, I came across a book- misfiled I guess. Stuck amidst the vacation guides was “Travels with Charlie”, by famed novelist John Steinbeck.

Pulling it out, I retired to a corner chair. 1962, middle aged, renowned, Steinbeck had dropped everything to take a cross country trip, incognito, accompanied by his little dog.

Thumbing through, I noticed, wherever he roamed, the reactions were the same. “Take me with you” whether voiced or not. Why do we dream about getting away, the further the better?

Sites, tastes, lifestyles, travel in the past signified glamour, intrigue. Today, from the farthest outposts, innumerable videos exist on the internet. Why does it still excite so?

I think about people who quit jobs to travel. What did they hope to find? It couldn’t have been for just stories to tell.

I’m guilty of wanderlust myself, same desk job, activities, meeting new people but never deeper conversations. We live in the predictable, passive, commute to work, go out with friends, spectator sports, maybe jogging or to the gym. What good does

The Sardine Run

download (9)Each year between May and July, countless millions of sardines begin their annual migration, dubbed the “sardine run.” The sardines, also called pilchards, spawn in the cool waters off of South Africa and then migrate northward along South Africa’s east coast. The run is sparked by a cold current that travels from the Agulhas Bank northward to Mozambique, where it veers away from the coast and east to the Indian Ocean. Visible even by satellite, researchers estimate that the sheer biomass of the sardine run easily rivals the East African wildebeest migration. This seething mass of sardines can be up to 15 km in length, 3 ½ km wide, as well as nearly 40 m deep and it sparks a feeding frenzy all along the coast.

As if the spectacle of the sardine run isn’t enough, predators arrive en masse to dine on the sardines and the result is an extravaganza that rivals any of Africa’s great migrations. The sardines shoal together tightly to minimize their risk of being eaten by predators. Birds by the tens of thousands plunge from above to feed on

Chota Char Dham – The Hindu Pilgrimage Circuit

download (4)Char Dham‘, also written as ‘Chardham‘ is a pilgrimage circuit, consisting of four sites, (‘Char’ is Hindi for four) very important to the Hindu community. The four sites are, namely, Badrinath in Uttarakhand, Puri in Odisha (Formerly Orissa), Dwarka in Gujarat and Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. There is also a smaller circuit of Char Dham sites, known as ‘Chota Char Dham’, with ‘Chota’ meaning small. All these four sites of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath (Badrinath is common to both the circuits) are located in the state of Uttarakhand alone. In this article, let us visit each one of them.

Yamunotri: This village marks the source of the Yamuna river. To the Hindus, it is the seat of Yamuna, the Hindu Goddess, who is depicted as having black complexion, and over a tortoise, having a pot of water in her hand. (As described in the Sanskrit Agni Purana, one of the eighteen major Puranas of Hinduism)

The temple here, housing a shrine to the Goddess, opens in the month of May and closes the second day after Diwali.

Gangotri: While Yamunotri is the origin of the

Advantages Of Choosing The Right Relocation Services Companies For Home Or Office Relocation

download (3)If you are currently prepping or are ready to relocate to your new home or office but aren’t eager with the hassles of moving, hiring the right relocation services company is the ideal solution for you. When picking the right service providers, taking note of their experience is vital. However, what matters most is their dedication in serving you all throughout the journey. This will in turn alleviate an otherwise stressful relocation for you.

Advantages of hiring the right relocation service provider for homes and offices:

When relocating, whether it’s a home or office requires a lot of attention and effort. From smaller logistics (paper works, building inspections and furniture delivery) to the bigger tasks like home finding, property management and setting-ins, outsourcing the relocation responsibilities to relocation services companies will help you lighten up your hands and focus on other tasks that truly require it.

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Packing and unpacking – While the notion of relocating to a new environment is exciting, the packing process on the other hand is long and tedious making it everyone’s least favorite activity. However, when hiring movers to handle your relocation,

Adventures on the Beach

download (2)In the winter, Florida’s beaches are filled with snowbirds enjoying sand and surf while they escape snow, ice and freezing temperatures. In fact, I used to be one of them. But now that I’m a year-round citizen of Florida, I’ve discovered the best time of year to enjoy the beaches is summer. The crowds are gone and the Gulf waters are as warm as an August rain. Most importantly, the turbulent surf transforms into a gentle lullaby, easy for a lake swimmer like myself to handle.

My husband and I drive to the beach which is only ten minutes from our home, two or three times a week after dinner when the sun is low on the horizon and a delightful breeze keeps us cool. We take a long walk along the water’s edge and then I swim while my husband watches the setting sun from a beach chair. I usually join him in time to watch the sun disappear on the horizon and the sky fill with a spectacular panorama of colors.

We do go to the beach in the winter but just for

The City of Marrakech in Morocco

download (1)Marrakesh is the largest Moroccan city in terms of population and it is located in the center of the kingdom. The population of Marrakech was estimated to be around 900 thousand inhabitants in 2012. This is in addition to a large number of tourists who visit the city as part of their travel package to Morocco.

There are no historical records, in fact, that explains the name of the city of Marrakesh. It was described as the red city, the vast destination that blends the heat, the shades, the ice, and the palms all together. This distinctive ambience of the whole country grabs the attention of several vacationers to spend their holidays in Morocco.

Perhaps the most interesting sight in Marrakech is the Jemaa el-Fnaa Arena. This is where travellers who tour Morocco watch snake charmers, story tellers, musicians, in addition to many other types of Moroccan folklore that represents the traditional heritage of the country.

The Jemaa El Fnaa was added to the UNESCO world heritage sites in 2001. In fact this square was established with the foundation of the city in 1070 AD. Since

My Top 3 Favorite Grand Canyon South Rim Helicopter Tours Ever!

downloadThe South Rim is considered the most scenic portion of the Grand Canyon, and it is a fantastic place to view on a helicopter tour. These flights depart daily and they are easy to fit in your budget. Booking the perfect tour can be confusing, so this article will reveal the top three helicopter tours you should consider.

Top Tour #1: The Longer Flight Option

The National Park is huge, and the only way you can see so much of it on a single tour is to fly over it in a helicopter. The longer, 50-minute tour is a great choice because it allows you to fly over 75 percent of the entire National Park. The flight takes off from Tusayan, AZ, and then it flies over remote wilderness areas as you get to see the North Rim and the scenic grounds all the way to the eastern border of the National Park.

Although this tour costs more, it is still the number one tour since you get to see so many amazing sights during your flight. For example, two notable landmarks you’ll get to see from