The Globe-Trekking Gecko Recently I watched the movie ‘Eat, Pray, Love’, mainly for the fact that it features Bali, plus the other two places it covers – Italy and India, are another two destinations that I would love to go to (watch this space!). Watching the scenes in the movie that were in Bali took me straight back to that humidity, the overwhelming sights and sounds, and the fragrant smells of the incense. There is one scene where they feature an island, and I swear it’s the same one that I went to when we went snorkelling in the coral reef. Of course, I could be totally wrong, but that experience of snorkelling there must be one of my favourite highlights of the trip. We were staying at a quiet seaside hotel in the Banyapoh region of Bali, along the north-western part of the island. It was one of my favourite places to stay because at night the whole place was over-run by geckos!
Chateaux in France Fulfilling any childhood fantasy of being royalty might be easier than you think with a trip to a few spectacular Chateaux in France. Chateau Chambord Hidden in the center of a forest is the Chateau Chambord. If you close your eyes for a moment and envision what your idea might be for a house only occupied for the occasional nights stay or whose primary use would be as a hunting lodge – a castle with 440 rooms, 84 staircases, and 365 fireplaces would certainly not be what most people would have in mind. Tourism2012 Home Page : Tourism 2012 Games The global exposure that Britain enjoyed in 2012 provided an unprecedented opportunity for VisitBritain to ensure that the whole of the UK visitor economy benefited from the 2012 Games. It gave us a platform to promote the wider messages and interests of destination Britain, to deliver and showcase a world class welcome in 2012 and beyond, and to maximise the economic benefits of tourism across the UK. Read our review of the impact of the London 2012 Games overseas. Our mission was not just to promote the few weeks of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Treasure Valuation Committee The Treasure Valuation Committee (TVC) is an independent body based in London, which offers expert advice to the government on items of declared treasure finds in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland that museums may wish to acquire from the Crown. Finds which are found in the United Kingdom, such as the Vale of York Hoard, are valued by the TVC. The TVC is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Its terms of reference as laid down in the Treasure Act 1996 code of Practice. Members skinny backpacker I've spent much of the past two years moving in and out of Myanmar / Burma to see what makes the country tick. Having been separated from much of the world for decades thanks to a corrupt military regime and economic sanctions from much of the Western world, the country and its government have begun to open up more recently. The simplified version of this change that is portrayed in much of the media is just a thin slice of what's going on inside of the country.
A guide to the eateries of France There's a vast number of eateries in France. Most have defined roles, though some definitions are becoming a bit blurred. Here's a quick guide: Auberge National Heritage Memorial Fund 34 years of saving the UK's heritage The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) was set-up in 1980 to save the most outstanding parts of our heritage at risk of loss to the nation, as a memorial to those who have given their lives for the UK. The Fund receives grant-in-aid from the government and is due to receive £20m between 2011 and 2015, allowing for an annual budget of £4m-£5m. NHMF is unique in its ability to provide financial assistance towards the acquisition, preservation and maintenance of such a wide range of heritage treasures from trains to masterpieces, wildlife havens and manuscripts.
globe trekker blog “Globe Trekker,” shown in the U.S. on PBS, is my favourite travel show because it focuses on real travellers experiencing slices of local cultures, not sightseeing. McCormick is my kind of traveller. Her enthusiasm for the places she visits is infectious and you can’t help but conclude that she’d be a fun person to travel with. She got the travel bug in college and has found a way to make a living out of her wanderlust. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia The stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park lies in the Lika region of Croatia. The park is surrounded by the mountains Plješevica, Mala Kapela, and Medveđak, which are part of the Dinaric Alps. The 16 blue-green Plitvice Lakes, which are separated by natural dams of travertine, are situated on the Plitvice plateau. Waterfalls connect the lakes, and the tallest waterfall is Veliki Slap at 70 meters (230 feet) tall.
Listed building A listed building, in the United Kingdom, is a building that has been placed on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. It is a widely used status, applied to around half a million buildings. The statutory body maintaining the list in England is English Heritage; Cadw (The Historic Environment Service of the Welsh Government) in Wales; Historic Scotland in Scotland; and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) in Northern Ireland. The term has also been used in the Republic of Ireland, where buildings are surveyed for the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage in accordance with the country's obligations under the Granada Convention. However, the preferred term in Ireland is protected structure. Although most structures appearing on the lists are buildings, other structures such as bridges, monuments, sculptures, war memorials, and even milestones and mileposts and The Beatles' Abbey Road pedestrian crossing are also listed.
Photo Essay: 25 of the Coolest UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Western Europe [Editor's note: I'm using the definition of "Western Europe" given by National Geographic (and Wikipedia). For more info on these and the rest of the 900 World Heritage Sites around the globe, visit the UNESCO website .] Cinque Terre, Italy The name refers to five small, cliffside towns strung along several miles of the Ligurian Coast, connected by a hiking trail and local train line. The area was also declared a national park in 1999.
Grade I listed houses From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Grade I listed houses in England and Wales. Subcategories This category has only the following subcategory. Pages in category "Grade I listed houses" The following 200 pages are in this category, out of 357 total.