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Natural Attractions on the Island of Cyprus

Natural Attractions on the Island of Cyprus

The beautiful island of Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, to the south east of Greece and south of Turkey. The island enjoys a mild climate and has a rich natural heritage.

The following are just a few of the many natural attractions for visitors to explore on their holidays to Cyprus.

The Beaches

Cyprus offers a variety of different beaches to suit everyone. These include golden, white and dark sandy beaches, pebble and rock beaches, isolated in green or desert environments, lagoon style to rough sea-like waters; this list goes on and on. All of the beaches are very clean with more than 50 having been awarded the Blue Flag. More than 30 of the islands beaches have facilities for handicapped visitors.

The Ayia Napa Nissi Beach, Protaras Bay Beach and Konnos Beach in the east have soft golden sands and calm clear waters while the beaches in Larnaca have much darker sands. Limassol beaches have many hotels right on the shoreline while the Pissouri there are high cliffs on two sides of the bay. Paphos beaches are similar to those found in Limassol but if you are looking for more isolated beaches you should go to Latchi or Polis. For complete isolation the Lara coast, west of the Akamas peninsula, will give you the complete solitude you are looking for! Some of the beaches to the east of Limassol are quite amazing with a combination of white rock and dark sand. Be aware that on the west coast, north of Paphos, the seas tend to be much rougher than in other parts of the island.

To the west of Paphos in Ayia Napa and Cape Greko there are some very interesting sea caves with great surroundings for you to explore. It should be noted that if you do enter the caves you must make sure you do not disturb the bats and other animals that use the caves as a refuge.

Walks and Hikes

Walkers and hikers are spoilt for choice in Cyprus. The Troodos Mountains and Paphos Forest offer many walks in lush green surroundings including Platy Valley, Cedar Valley and The Caledonia Waterfalls. The Akamas Peninsula offers the perfect environment where you can walk right along the coast in the north west of the island. Between Ayia Napa and Protaras is the Cape Greko Park which although quite small is … Read the rest

Those Amazing Natural Attractions in United States

Those Amazing Natural Attractions in United States

According the report of Live Science, if the earth is a giant natural art gallery, then United States is the most wonderful geography branch. On the land of United States, there exists many kinds of magnificent geographical and natural wonders. This owns to the enchanting natural beauty. Then I will introduce some of them to you.

Crater Lake in Oregon

Wizard island is located in the center of the crater lake in Oregon. It is the deepest lake in United states. It is as deep as 1943 feet. Although it is called crater lake, it is not a lake formed by crater. Actually, it is a ancient volcanic vent. About 7700 years ago, the volcanic vent collapsed and formed a big basin land, which is the crater lake nowadays. The average snowfall in the region around crater lake is about 533 feet.

Niagara Falls

Niagara falls is located on the Niagara river on the border of Unites states and Canada. It was formed in the time when the last glaciers melted. Niagara fall is famous for its magnificent manner and abundant water. The flow of water reaches 400 cubic feet per minute. The fall is as high as 52 meters. A lager amount of water runs from the high place and broke out a deafening noise.

Semi-dome in California

Semi-dome is located in Sierra Nevada in eastern California. It is a symbolic scenic spot of Yosemite national park. It is a semi-dome shaped granite, which is the remains of ancient rocks. About 10,000,000 years ago, this strange landscape id formed because of rising mountains.

Glacier bay in Alaska

John Hopkins Glacier runs into the sea in glacier bay which is located in Alaska, United States. It is now a giant bay where a lot of glaciers joint together. In 1794, colonel Gorge Vancouver, a British people, once compared the glacier bay to a 5-feet-wide sawtooth left by a giant glacier stretched out of the horizon. This glacier is 4000 feet thick and 20 miles wide in some places. It stretches over 100 miles to St. Elias mountains.… Read the rest

San Diego Attractions For Kids

San Diego Attractions For Kids

San Diego Attractions For Kids

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Raising a family can be expensive, and many save up all year for a family vacation. Yet parents often have a difficult time locating destinations that are affordable and thus, often look for locations that have free children’s activities. While many desirable cities have children’s attractions, few have many free activities that children of various ages will find enjoyable. That’s not the case in San Diego. Besides the ideal weather, numerous public beaches, and perfect location which is convenient to other recreational areas, San Diego has a number of free, child focused activities that will delight the whole family. In addition, many San Diego hotels have packages allowing children to stay and eat free and free meals for children can also be found in various venues around the city.

Free Things to Do in San Diego: Children’s Activities

Often it’s hard to keep children entertained when on vacation especially when traveling on a shoe string budget. San Diego is just the place to visit if looking for enough children’s activities and attractions to keep the entire family entertained. Some of the top San Diego Family Attractions are listed below.

New Children’s Museum – Free the second Sunday of every month to all visitors, the museum was designed for children with extended hours and on these days offers special performances and activities in addition to the child friendly exhibits, interactive displays and large play space.

U.S Olympic Training Center – This 150 acre complex is dedicated to training future Olympians and has successfully sent a number of athletes to the Olympics since it was built in 1995. Free tours of the facility which include the opportunity for children (and adults) to talk to some of the trainers/coaches and athletes are offered Tuesday – Saturday (call for times) and self guided tours are allowed 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 7 days a week.

Old Town State Park – Free educational tours are provided of this large park which is the location of the original foundations of the city. Several buildings of interest remain within this area, but by far the favorite of children of all ages is the Whaley House, alleged to be the most haunted house in America.

San Diego Public Libraries – San Diego city and county libraries offer a variety of activities for children and is a perfect option for days when you may feel a bit … Read the rest

Enjoy The Best Cuisine And Torquay Family Attractions

Enjoy The Best Cuisine And Torquay Family Attractions

Enjoy The Best Cuisine And Torquay Family Attractions

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If you are staying at one of the popular holiday cottages, you know you are getting the best accommodations possible when you go to Torquay during your holidays. The holiday cottages are near the best Torquay family attractions which will give you a fun-filled and exciting vacation. You can find a lot of Torquay family attractions that you must go to especially when you are together with your family. After going around the different Torquay family attractions, you must also try the different cuisines that are near the holiday cottages. Here are some of them.

Bianco’s Ristorante Italiano

Bianco’s Ristorante Italiano is a great place to go together with your family as you immediately get that warm welcome from Mauro, the owner as soon as you enter. After a tour of the many Torquay family attractions, make sure that you relax and have a great meal at the comfortable ambiance of the restaurant. This place also makes a great venue for birthdays or other special events. The restaurant’s well-trained chef makes sure that only the finest ingredients are used and that all dishes are cooked to perfection. The popular dishes that patrons of the restaurant recommend include the Crespell Al Forno (Italian pancakes with fresh spinach, nutmeg, ricotta cheese topped with melted cheese and chamel), Lasagne Verdi (green pasta with Bolognese sauce, melted cheese and chamel) and Cappelletti ai Porcini (fresh pasta filled with wild mushroom and served in a cream sauce of porcini mushrooms & truffles). The restaurant is open for dinner every day from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and it is highly recommended that you make reservations.

The Elephant Brasserie

The Elephant Brasserie is one of the restaurants you can try out after you go sightseeing at the Torquay family attractions that you have included in your itinerary. You can have both lunch and dinner here at this restaurant from Tuesday to Saturday. For starters, you can order the deli platter (cured meat and vegetables), warm asparagus salad with crispy fried bacon and chopped eggs and classic moules mariniere. You must also try out the Cornish sea bass with pancetta, potatoes, wild garlic pesto and spinach or else try the fillet steak with summer vegetables and potato gratin. The lunch set menu is something you can try that is filling and delectable at the same time. The restaurant offers special children’s meals too.

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Fun Family Attractions In The Twin Cities

Fun Family Attractions In The Twin Cities

Minneapolis is often ranked near the top for best cities to live, work or learn. As a result there are over 2 million family households in the Minneapolis area, according to the 2010 census. Providing fun for these families is big business in the Twin Cities and there are a wide variety of attractions, events and festivals available. Some attractions, such as Valley Fair Amusement Park, are seasonal. Others, like the Minnesota Children’s Museum, are open all year long. Parents who are looking for something fun to do with their family don’t have to look far, no matter what time of year. There are so many museums, festivals, major attractions, parks and smaller attractions available that a family can attend something different every weekend for an entire year.

Fun Family Attractions In The Twin Cities

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Museums

The Twin Cities is home to many museums, some of which are designed specifically with families in mind. Nationally known examples include the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Children’s Museum. These two museums are filled with hands on, interactive exhibits for kids of all ages. The Children’s Museum also offers free entrance on the third Sunday of each month. Memberships to each of these museums is another way to reduce the overall cost. Children will often ask to go to one or both repeatedly as each has travelling exhibits that stay for several months at a time.

The Twin Cities is home to many museums, some of which are designed specifically with families in mind. Nationally known examples include the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Children’s Museum. These two museums are filled with hands on, interactive exhibits for kids of all ages. The Children’s Museum also offers free entrance on the third Sunday of each month. Memberships to each of these museums is another way to reduce the overall cost. Children will often ask to go to one or both repeatedly as each has travelling exhibits that stay for several months at a time.

Other museums that are family friendly include The Works and the Baaken Museum of Electricity and Magnetism. The Works is a science and technology museum with hands on experiments designed to help kids explore the science of engineering. This museum has grown so much in popularity that they are moving to new, larger location in the fall of 2011. An opening date has not yet been set, but it will be … Read the rest

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