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7 Innocent Gestures That Can Get You Killed Overseas

If you've ever had your penis cut off and/or been executed while on holiday, you'll probably know that it's easy to offend people from other cultures. Unless you learn the ways of the place you're visiting, even the most well-meaning tourist can regularly find his oesophagus stuffed with burning goat. But surely just plain common sense and good manners will save you, right? Wrong. Extend Your Hand, Palm Outward in Greece What you think you are saying: "Phew! What you are actually saying: "Phew! What the hell? SHIT, is what we're saying here. If you really want to piss a Greek person off, you can go for the double moutza, which features both hands splayed above your head. Give the Thumbs-Up In The Middle East What you think you are saying: "Ayyyyy! What you are actually saying: "Ayyyyy! What the hell? The thumbs-up sign has been confusing people for thousands of years. Finish Your Meal In Thailand / The Philippines / China What you think you are saying: "This is a delicious meal.

Cool Infographics - Blog RoadTrip America - Road Trip Planning for North America Collection of Beautiful Lakes A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. Who doesn’t believe that God has created images of Paradise here in this world? I believe, if one wishes to get the glimpse of the heavenly glory, then they better start discovering the world and they shall see for themselves. There exist such charismatic views, so blissfully divine a look they give. If you have a passion to discover some of the most breathtaking places of the world, then following are some of the most beautiful ‘lakes’, simply beyond belief –. Lake Tahoe, USA Light of hope by Ayie Permata Sari Beautiful lake somewhere in Norway Above Sammamish by Sparth Lake Peyto by Gregory Boratyn Ashi Lake, Japan by Ricardo Bevilaqua Holy Sunset – Ohrid Macedonia Granite Reflections by David Richter Situ Gunung Lake by ismyday The tale of the Sampaloc Lake by Niko Lazo Tranquil lake by AtomicZen Baikal Lake. – Ice Jewelry by ingeun Nam

Healing the Body with Mindfulness of Breathing « Metta Refuge This excerpt from a talk by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh explains how to use mindfulness of breathing to bring loving-kindness to our dear bodies. The physical effect of this can be truly remarkable. As Thây says, “You should really love your body. The First Exercise of Mindful Breathing My dear friends, yesterday I spoke about the first exercise proposed by the Buddha concerning mindful breathing: “Breathing in, I am aware that I am breathing in; breathing out, I am aware that I am breathing out.” We should always start with our physical bodies, because our physical bodies also needs peace, harmony and rest. We should realize a true rest. Animals in the forest, every time they are wounded, know how to rest. Deep relaxation here is one of the methods of resting. The Second Exercise of Mindful Breathing The second exercise: “I breathe in, and I am aware of the length of my in-breath; breathing out, I am aware of the length of my out-breath.” The Third Exercise of Mindful Breathing Like this:

Brilliant Tips from 30 Interesting Places in Iran (PICS) | Akademi Fantasia Travel Iran, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Southern and Western Asia. The name “Iran” has been in use natively since the Sassanian era and came into use internationally in 1935, before which the country was known to the Western world as Persia. Both “Persia” and “Iran” are used interchangeably in cultural contexts; however, “Iran” is the name used officially in political contexts. The 18th largest country in the world in terms of area at 1,648,195 km2 (636,372 sq mi), Iran has a population of around 78 million. Iran is home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations. The first dynasty in Iran formed during the Elamite kingdom in 2800 BC. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. Source: Cari MY

50 Budget Travel Tips and Save Money on Vacations EmailEmail Want budget travel tips for free? Wouldn’t you want to travel more often without breaking the bank? What if I told you that instead of planning one family trip a year, you can go twice with the same budget? If you are at all interested, read on to find out how you can do simple things to save money next time you go on vacation. * Airfares * Airline Tickets – Plan in advance and visit discount websites to see if there are better deals. * Eating * Plan Your Meals – Figure out where you will be and eat before you actually go out. * Car Rentals * Be Specific with Car Rentals – One way car rentals (when the pickup and drop off locations are different) are sometimes more than twice the price of standard rentals, especially if the two locations are in different states (or country). * Transportation * Rail, Metros and Subway – If you are traveling to Europe, research on multi-trip discounts. * Currency * * Accommodations * * Shopping * * Alternatives * * General * More Money Saving Tips

Comer y dormir muy bien bajo el mismo techo en El Viajero de ELPAÍS Desterrados durante un tiempo, los comedores de hotel han vuelto a convertirse en la sede de los mejores cocineros. Ferrán Adrià proclamó en su día que la alta cocina solo podía escudarse al abrigo de un hotel de lujo. Esta es la lista de los mejores en España. Y de todos los precios. Calima HOTEL GRAN MELIÁ DON PEPE (Marbella, Málaga) En plena Milla de Oro, donde antaño se recogía la pesca al copo, el chef Dani García arma cada año un menú fijo con el resultado de sus experimentos vanguardistas, llenos de trampantojos y buen humor. Zaranda HOTEL HILTON SA TORRE (Llucmajor, Mallorca) El torreón del siglo XIV impone su figura en el hotel mallorquín. Ramón Freixa HOTEL ÚNICO (Madrid) Técnica + producto + sentimiento. Àbac HOTEL ÀBAC (Barcelona) Cuando Xavier Pellicer salió del cubo diseñado por el arquitecto Josep Riu y el equipo GCA, sobre un edificio centenario que perteneció al doctor Andreu (el de las pastillas contra la tos), pareció el acabóse para el hotel Àbac. Atrio HOTEL ATRIO (Cáceres)

12 Guy Trips That Will Change Your Life - StumbleUpon digg 1. Paddle the Grand Canyon Tackle 300 miles of some of the most powerful white water on the planet the old-school way, in a wooden boat.Why: Spending 13 to 18 days navigating the Colorado River through the mile-deep canyon, gazing up at 2 1/2 billion years’ worth of the earth’s crust on a nimble dory that launches you off the lips of roiling rapids turns you into a geologist, a waterman, and a more humble human being. 2. The Chyulu Hills of Kenya—the inspiration for Hemingway’s Green Hills of Africa—are where three national parks converge to protect lions, rhinos, elephants, buffalo, and leopards—the big five—and Masai warriors have become its conservationists and guides. 3. The world’s largest mammal can reach lengths of 100 feet (think three school buses) and weigh in at 200 tons—more than an entire herd of elephants. 4. 5. 6. You’ll be stripped of your watch and cellphone. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Moab meets the Grand Canyon 200 miles south of the U.S. Source: menshealth

Los quince territorios más despoblados de la Tierra En algún momento de los últimos meses la Tierra alcanzó los siete mil millones de habitantes, una cifra que multiplica más o menos por cuatro la que había cuando se hundió el Titanic, y por dos la cifra de de 1970. El planeta se llena y va a seguir haciéndolo en las próximas décadas, pero la distribución de la población no es ni remotamente equitativa por la superficie terrestre. Hay zonas donde es imposible dar un paso sin pisar a alguien (pongamos las piscinas públicas de Tokio o el Metro de Barcelona) y territorios donde podrías caminar semanas sin ver una sola persona. Territorios vacíos, o casi, zonas vírgenes, desoladas, completamente ajenas al trajín humano. El paraíso para cualquier misántropo. No, si mal no se vive, lo malo es cuando me quedo sin tabaco o tengo que ir a pedirle sal al vecino 15.- El Desierto del Gobi y la estepa de Mongolia. 1,55 km2 por habitante Un paisaje típico de la provincia de Ömnögovi, la más meridional de Mongolia (fuente) 11. 10. El Outback empieza aquí.

10 Weird and Mysterious Places on Earth digg 1. Mystery Spot Mystery Sport is a tourist attraction near Santa Cruz, California, famous because of its disrespect to the laws of physics and gravity. The odd cabin, although seems like lying on flat ground, makes those who enter inside swinging all the time. 2. The question about the triangle that swallows ships, planes and all the people with them still waits for its answer. 3. Socotra is archipelago the Horn of Africa and Arabic Peninsula, but the main island of Socotra is 95% of the whole landmass, while the rest is just small islands. 4. Mount Roraima is located on the triple border point between Brazil, Guyana and Venezuela. 5. Rio Tinto is located in south-western Spainand originates from Sierra Morena mountains of Andalusia. 6. The Fly Geyser, near Gerlach, Nevada, is strange because it somehow grows up. 7. McMurdo Dry Valleys are located on Antarctica but, believe it or not, they lack snow. 8. 9. 10. Racetrack Playa in California is well known due to its sailing stones.

» 12 playas que cuesta creer que existen 101 Lugares increíbles - Puedes seguirnos en Twitter @101lugares Playas salpicadas con extrañas rocas esféricas, playas de arenas increíblemente blancas, rosadas, multicolores. Playas donde cae una cascada, donde las rocas parecen esculpidas por algún artista, o donde las mareas terminan modelando rocas inverosímiles. Victoria white2010 Éste es nuestro repaso de algunas de las playas más increíbles, aquellas que viendo imágenes, aún cuesta creer que existan: 1. En nueva Zelanda, hay una playa salpicada con rocas esféricas que en función de nuestros parámetros paisajísticos, parecen fuera de lugar: Mike Goren Imagen Zelman Menashi Imagen Sheila Thomson Se conocen como los cantos rodados de Moeraki, en la playa de Koekohe, Nueva Zelanda. 2. Figura en el libro Guinness como la playa de arena más blanca del mundo. Imagen Nigel Imagen Jonas Smith 3. La cascada McWay, es sólo accesible a pie desde un sendero que llega a la playa, y quizás, más fácil de observar embarcado. Imagen The_tahoe_guy Imagen J. 4. dibaer Camera Eye 5.