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Tourist Locations and Delights Of Alappuzha May 09

Alappuzha, better known as the Venice of the East is an important tourist location in India; in fact a pearl in India’s tourist map. Rich in cultural history, Alappuzha even had trade relations with Greece and Rome in BC and in the Middle Ages. A land that veins itself with stretches of backwaters fringed by coconut palms; labyrinth of lakes, lagoons and freshwater rivers makes it an exotic tourist location.

The most delightful experience at Alappuzha is of course it houseboat cruises. The houseboats moving silent, un-disturbing the waters are the ones that evolved from the Kettuvallams of the olden times. The Kettuvallams (boats with knots) are nothing but boats held together with coir knots, they were used as rice barges capable to carry tonnes of rice or spices.

But now, these traditional barges have transformed to peaceful water-habitats with all the creature comforts of a nature inspired hotel that floats on water with facilities including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, kitchen and balcony for angling.

Boating on these houseboats, one can enjoy a peaceful voyage along Kerala’s famed palm-lined backwaters through the quiet, water-bound villages and the state’s lush rice bowl, Kuttanad, is a peaceful dip along the simple lifestyle of the people here which is far cry away the busy crowds of the people in the cities of India. Top tourist attraction is the annual boat race, Nehru Trophy Boat Race featuring snake boats racing each other in the Punnamada lake. Read the rest of this entry »

6 of the Healthiest Fish you Should be Eating Mar 20

Fish remains to be very healthy protein source and people are encouraged to eat it at least twice a week for the healthy benefits that it has to offer. Oily fish especially comes with healthy brain and heart benefits thanks to the Omega 3 fats they contain. There is however fish that are not as healthy as some contain toxins and hence many people will be asking which fish types are healthiest to eat. Six of the best and most healthy fish to eat include:

1. Tuna; in this case it should be albacore tuna considering that many tuna are known to contain high levels of mercury which can be harmful to your health. Albacore tuna is usually small in size and therefore contains lower levels of the mercury making it very healthy. It has lower levels of contaminants considering that it is pole caught from the colder waters on the north. Read the rest of this entry »

Small Contemporary Yachts Design Sep 23

This modern and contemporary yacht is Sentori 58R. It is not quite small. It is 18 meters long and have three decks. The displacement of the yacht is 28 tons.

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Tools on 18th Century Convict Ships Sep 20

18 century pleasure boatingBack in the middle of the 18th Century, the jails in Britain were absolutely overflowing, there were so many criminals locked up. Believe it or not, but roughly 150 different crimes could get you the death sentence back then, so there were more people waiting for the gallows than could actually be hanged!

You may have heard that Australia was used as almost a prison island – well, this is how that started. Because there simply wasn’t enough room for all the convicts, we started to ship them overseas in specialised “convict ships”. These ships had their own unique tools, which were of course rather different to what we’re used to nowadays. Here are some of the most commonly used ones.

Torture Devices

Yes, sadly, we were still into torturing prisoners in those days. A number of the bigger convict ships had a selection of different torture devices built in to them, and the ship masters were often all too keen to make good use of them while they could. Read the rest of this entry »

Which Hobby is Right for Me? Sep 17

It’s the classic question that somehow trips us all up in conversations with new people, job interviews and first dates: “So, do you have any hobbies?” Few of us are willing to admit that we don’t really do anything specific with our time, so we mutter something about our love of music or interest in films or cooking. This is all well and good, but sometimes a hobby can be a fantastic talking point and teach you new skills you never thought you could master. To get the ball rolling, here is some inspiration for some new activities to get involved in… Read the rest of this entry »

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Are Legends Born or Made? Sep 06

Are legends born, or made? To find out Heineken®, as part of its latest global campaign ‘Voyage’, is undertaking it’s most daring experiment yet.  It is testing what men are truly made of when taken out of their daily lives and dropped into the great unknown. Imagine the situation. You are a highly social character, out-going and confident. You get chosen to go on a legendary adventure – something you have never done before – a new experience that will test your resourcefulness. But then you find yourself in the freezing wilderness of Alaska – alone on a glacier, with nothing but a giant life-ring, a tuxedo and a plane ticket to get you home – and the airport is hundreds of miles away. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Kuala Lumpur Attractions Dec 02

Top 5 Kuala Lumpur Attractions

Top 5 Kuala Lumpur Attractions

While staying at one of the many available Malaysia hotels, you will probably end up in the capital, Kuala Lumpur. This eminently modern and clean city represents everything that Asia is today: high tech and modern but also ancient and tied to millennial traditions. Our top 5 Kuala Lumpur attractions represent that mix of old and new so particular to Asian cities.

5. Sri Maha Sakthi Mhambigai Amman Temple

Yes, that’s a very long name, but Indians love long names. This 100-year-old temple is right next to an ultra-modern megamall in the middle of Kuala Lumpur. This makes for an interesting contrast, especially at night, when the temple is beautifully illuminated. Come for the Indian and Buddhist festivals (the temple serves for both) or simply for the beautiful statues guarding the entrance of the temple. Reflect on the meditating Buddha at the foot of the Bodhi tree or revel in the temple’s architecture.


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