Se baigner en plein air en Islande 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. MS Empress in a new coloring. The ship was originally named Nordic Empress and was the final Royal Caribbean ship whose name did not end with "of the Seas". Nordic Empress was the first mainstream cruise ship especially designed for the 3 and 4 day cruise market. In 2000, Royal Caribbean announced that the Nordic Empress would be undertaking a series of cruises in South America. In June of 2001 "Nordic Empress" suffered engine room fire damage. In November 2012, the Empress was the first of the fleet to receive a brand new logo as well as new hull color scheme, it is not known at the moment when the rest of the fleet will receive the new rebranding. References
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 History These remarkable ruins became known to the scientific world in 1911, after the American archaeologist Hiram Bingham was led to the site by locals. The story of Machu Picchu is quite a remarkable one; it is still unknown exactly what the site was in terms of its place in Inca life. One thing that is clear is that it was a remarkably well hidden place, and well protected. The ruins viewed from the Guardian's Hut Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Landscape
Svartsengi Blaue Lagune mit Sýlingafell im Hintergrund und Þorbjörn rechts Das Vulkansystem Svartsengi liegt in Island. Es befindet sich im Südwesten des Landes auf der Halbinsel Reykjanes nördlich des Fischerortes Grindavík. Vulkansystem Svartsengi[Bearbeiten] Das Vulkansystem liegt zwischen den Bergen Þorbjörn und Sýlingafell, auch Svartsengisfell genannt. Ein Hochtemperaturgebiet befindet sich am Fuße des Sýlingafell, weitere Quellen am Hang des Þorbjörn. Geothermalkraftwerk Svartsengi[Bearbeiten] Man nutzt die Energie dieses Vulkans seit 1978 im Svartsengi-Kraftwerk. Bláa Lónið[Bearbeiten] Der Überlauf dieses Kraftwerkes im Lavafeld wurde zunächst von Einheimischen als Bad genutzt. Siehe auch[Bearbeiten] Vulkane in Island Weblinks[Bearbeiten]  im Global Volcanism Program der Smithsonian Institution (englisch) Einzelnachweise[Bearbeiten] Hochspringen ↑ vgl. z.B.
Sunna Guesthouse Reykjavik | Modern, Affordable, Great Location | Bed and Breakfast in Iceland 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. The scientists say the heat released by the explosions is not contributing to the melting of the Arctic ice. Back in December of last year the melting of the ice over the Amasalic island on the north coast of Greenland was attributed to the thiness of the earth's surface in the area which makes possible periodic rises in the temperature of the area. Labels: climate change, Greenland's coastline, Piri Reis Map
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 San Alfonso has created a private world with activities for all family members to spend days full of enjoyment without ever leaving the resort. Getting there Arriving to this “private world” is faster and safer than ever, since the access routes have been substantially enhanced. (see map below).
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. Today, the total production capability of the energy plant in Svartsengi is 75 MW in electrical energy and about 150 MW in thermal energy. Hot water used at Reykjanes peninsula is orginal fresh water. The Svartengi plant has been build in phases.
Baldursbra - Pension Garni/Guesthouse Pension Garni - GuesthouseLaufasvegur 41 - IS-101 Reykjavik - IcelandTel.: +354-552-6646 - Fax: +354-562-6647 - E-mail: email@example.com 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. Information in English - Informationen auf Deutsch - A Map of Reykjavík - Credits Rent an appartment or room for 2-5 people in our other location downtown
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 The island is separated from the mainland of Greenland by the wide Sermilik Fjord in the west, and by the Ikaasartivaq Strait in the northeast. Settlement The only settlement on the island is Tasiilaq town, with 1,893 inhabitants as of 2009, the most populous community on the eastern coast, and the seventh-largest town in Greenland. References
The Petra Great Temple | Welcome 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 To begin, feel free to browse: A short history of Petra and the Nabataeans. Other Petra Great Temple Websites: Site designed by Adam Brin