Machu Picchu travel guide Machu Picchu is the site of an ancient Inca city, high in the Andes of Peru. Located at 2,430m (8,000 ft), this UNESCO World Heritage site is often referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas". It's one of the most familiar symbols of the Incan Empire and also one of the most famous and spectacular sets of ruins in the world &mdash. A visit to Peru would not be complete without seeing it, but this can be very expensive and crowded. Understand Foreign Affairs Canada Hot Topics Canada stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine in their fight for a free and democratic Ukraine. This landmark agreement constitutes Canada’s first free trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific region.
Baldursbra - Pension Garni/Guesthouse Pension Garni - GuesthouseLaufasvegur 41 - IS-101 Reykjavik - IcelandTel.: +354-552-6646 - Fax: +354-562-6647 - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org We are recommended by the Icelandic Tourist Boardand have been awarded a TWO STAR rating, one of only three guesthouses in Reykjavik to gain that rating. Der Isländische Fremdenverkehrsverband empfiehlt unser Haus.Wir wurden als eines von nur drei Gästehäusern in Reykjavik mit ZWEI STERNEN ausgezeichnet.
MS Empress MS Empress is a cruise ship operated by Pullmantur Cruises. She was formerly operated by Royal Caribbean International as Nordic Empress and Empress of the Seas. The ship was ordered by Admiral Cruise Lines and was intended to be called the Future Seas and join the other Admiral ships, the Azure Seas and the Emerald Seas. World Largest Swimming Pool - San Alfonso del Mar San Alfonso del Mar is a resort located in Algarrobo, Chile featuring a 1,000m long, 19-acre outdoor pool, 250 million liters of water which holds a Guinness world record as the largest in the world. Apart from its large size, the lagoon has another spectacular feature: its waters have the transparency and intense turquoise color of tropical seas. This has been made possible thanks to an advanced technology developed by the Chilean company Crystal Lagoons, which uses water pumped from the Pacific Ocean, that is then filtered and treated for supply to the pool, built at the cost of US$3.5 million whilst the maintenance costs are said to be 1/4th of those associated to a pro golf course. Amenities
Maureen & Bernie's Wine Travel Guides - Venice One of the most fun things to do in Venice is to wander the back streets and alleys away from the touristy areas. This was how Maureen found the Vino e Vini enoteca in the Castello district. This friendly enoteca offered tastings of eight Veneto wines that it sells to neighborhood customers as 'vino sfuso da tavola,' or 'open wine' meant for immediate consumption. The wine is siphoned directly from large damagiane, which are 54-litre cane-covered containers, into 2-litre plastic water bottles. The wines included several whites -- Pinot Bianco del Veneto, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon and Tocai (our favorite) -- and two light reds, cabernet and merlot. These wines were also sold in corked bottles.
Volcanos in the North pole More evidence comes to light that one should have his doubts about all the clamour that has been raised about climate change and its contribution on the melting of the ice caps (see entry on this blog of Apri 9, 2007). According to a report that appeared in that unique scientific journal, "NATURE", researchers from Europe, the U.S.A and Japan recently ascertained some gigantic volcanic activity 4.000 meters down under the ice cap in what is called the Gakkel Ridge. Back in 1999 phenomenal seismic activity in the area had drawn the attention of the scientific community.
HS Orka The location of the plant draws its name from a former resting place of horseback riders, which is all of the area east of the Grindavík road across the plant. The plant itself is on lava which erupted back in 1226 and it is called Illahraun. South of the powerplant is Þorbjarnarfell and east of it is Svartengisfell and Selháls between it and north of it is Baðsvellir, which is south from the plant. A drilling search for steam in Svartengis area began in in the middle of November 1971, when a 700 meter hole was scheduled to be drilled.
The Petra Great Temple Brown University professor emerita Martha Sharp Joukowsky is at present directing the archaeological excavations of the Great Temple at Petra, Jordan. Although the excavation is funded by Brown University as part of its programs in Anthropology and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World (formerly the Center for Old World Archaeology and Art), it is also an international and interdisciplinary project, with the active involvement of the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) located in Amman, and the Department of Antiquities of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Petra Great Temple Excavations Brown University, Box 1837 Providence, RI 02912, USA
Spectrum: Geek Guide to London On a tech tour of London, you can take in the best of the old and the new. After all, the very same Royal Society that spearheaded research in Darwin's day continues to foster a vibrant scientific community today. While most visitors concentrate on prominent tech-oriented institutions like the Science Museum, you can also learn about London's geeky past and present in more unusual locations. Antique: Kew Bridge Steam Museum Does your idea of London come from Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, or another Charles Dickens novel? Ammassalik Island Ammassalik Island (Danish: Ammassalik Ø) is an island in the Sermersooq municipality in southeastern Greenland, with an area of 772 km2 (298.1 sq mi). Geography Tasiilaq on Ammassalik Island