Monthly Archives: May 2014

Visiting 7 Wonders of the World

Vacations are approaching and you have started planning for a world travel tour. That is really cool! As you know world is too large, you might be confused between where to go for a full fun. You might be trying different methods like polling, etc. but still you are not coming to a conclusion. Here, let me make your job easier.

You may want to travel to seven different places in this world that have the latest Seven Wonders of the World as per July 7, 2007. You may visit these places by arranging everything by your own like flights booking, hotels, etc., or may take help of a travel company.

Here is the list of those Seven Wonders of the World:

  • Chichen Itza, Mexico – Mayan City
  • Christ Redeemer, Brazil – Large Statue
  • The Great Wall, China
  • Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Petra, Jordan – Ancient City
  • The Roman Colosseum, Italy
  • The Taj Mahal, India

These are the wonders because they will amaze you how they are designed and developed during the times when technology was limited. There were not many techniques but these wonders were designed and developed and are standing today as well while making others wonder with their beauty and sturdy designs.

Each of these Seven Wonders of the World has a great history assigned. For example, the Taj Mahal, India is developed by King Shah Jahan for her wife Mumtaj Mahal. This beautiful monument is made of marble and was built in 20 years by 20000 workers.

Like the Taj Mahal – the Great Wall of China has its own history. Every year millions of tourists travel to China to have a look at this wonder – the Great Wall of China. So, with all these Seven Wonders of World, you will be exploring a big and the most famous destinations in the world. You can your travel to these parts of the world for more joyful journey and by putting your entire load like booking flights, hotel rooms, local transport, etc. on the travel agency you will only be having fun.

News: The Political Situation in Thailand Threatens Thai Tourism

It’s been several months since the first political protest took place in Bangkok. Now these protests are happening in several cities in Thailand and the political situation is more complicated. The talks between the ruling party and the opposition leaders are not resulting in solution to the problem.

This May a court decision made the situation even more complicated. The highest court in Thailand ruled that Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra must resign as well as few of her fellow ministers. This decision was surprising because the situation in Thailand was slowly normalizing and although the opposition and the ruling party had disagreements there was some progress. Now, because of this court decision the divide will grow and the talks will probably collapse.

During these turbulent last few months more than 20 people lost their lives and the news about the political turmoil in Thailand was spread around the world. This situation has undoubtedly affected Thai tourism in a negative way.  Although all the major tourist destinations in Thailand (except Bangkok) were not directly affected by the protests, the constant news filled with violent protests and revolt certainly decreased the number of tourists booking hotels in this beautiful Southeast Asian country. A couple of weeks ago Thailand Tourism Forum took place in Thailand. It was organized by C9 Hotel Works and the American Chamber of Thailand. The main focus on the discussions was the impact that the political situation has on Thai tourism. According to many participants Thai tourism was getting back to normal in the past month although some previous numbers were really worrying. For example, the number of hotel bookings in Bangkok were 25% lower compared with the same period last year and the interesting thing is that the number of cancelations was directly linked with the unrest – the higher the number of protests the higher the number of cancelations. As we have mentioned before the situation in other tourist places was not that serious (they had 2-3% lower number of tourists).

The latest court decision might bring a lot of trouble in Thailand for both overall economy and for the tourism too.

 

Exploring the Culture of Thailand

Thailand is known in this world as a great place to live with a great satisfaction rate. In fact, it stands the 2nd position in the United Nations Human Development Index, which determines quality of life per income and living standards. One of the major reasons behind this achievement is the Culture of Thailand along with its tourism, agriculture, and manufacturing sectors that give business and strength to Thai people.

Thai Culture is one of the best cultures in this world but the other fact is the Thai Culture is influenced by many other cultures from all around the world including the cultures of India, China, Lao, etc. People of Thailand follow Buddhist culture and the culture is ideal for them. Buddhist culture has been evolved from over the time by influence of Hinduism and animism. A big part of Thai society is overseas Chinese who also follow the culture of Thailand.

Muay Thai sport

The way Thai people greet to parents and elders is similar to the way Indians do. That’s why Thai culture is called influenced from Indian Culture. In Thailand, the Wai, is done to greet elders, and in India, Namaste is done. Both are done in the same way. And, in both cultures, younger one greets first and then elder one responds to him or her. In Thai, the word that is spoken with the Wai is Sawasdee Khrap for male and Sawasdee Ka for female. Famous sports of Thailand include Muay Thai, Football, and Kite Fighting.

In addition to all these, Thailand is known for its cuisine as well. In Thai culture, food has blend of five tastes that include sweet, spicy, sour, bitter, and salty. To get this blend the most common ingredients are garlic, chillies, lime juice fist sauce, and lemon grass. Thai people love rice a lot. Hom Mali Rice, which is also called Jasmine variety rice, is their speciality.

5 Things you should know about Las Vegas before Travel

When it comes to travel to Las Vegas the very first thing that may come in your mind is strip club and casinos to have some gambling. This is one of the reasons due to which people would like to travel to Las Vegas, but hits news about Las Vegas may let you know something more about Las Vegas apart from just striptease and casino.

Hub of Museum – Las Vegas is a place full of museum. Neao Museum, Mob Museum, and National Atomic Testing Museum are to name a few museums. When you travel to Las Vegas, you will have so many museums in the way where you can experience the culture, the history, and the current of Las Vegas.

Casinos – When we say Las Vegas then its synonyms comes out to be Casinos in general. This is because Las Vegas is known for world’s largest Casinos. This is the only town in this world where you have numerous casinos where you can play all night and have a lot of fun. There might be any other town in this world where you can have an array of games to play at casinos than Las Vegas.

Slots and Dice – Gone are the days when gambling was the only center for Las Vegas. Nowadays, Las Vegas is known for one more attraction, which is night club. Yes, now Las Vegas has many night clubs that are ready to entertain you with lavish things, DJs, and much more.

Enjoy Halloween Every Day – You may love to enjoy Halloween every day, but this is possible only in Las Vegas because people here love Halloween and therefore, you can see someone looking like someone else at shopping palace, casino, and night clubs.

Las Vegas will Never Change – So, if  after reading above points, you may think that this news is not good for you because you love the old Las Vegas then do not worry, because Vegas will remain Vegas with Casinos at top and Striptease clubs for adult fun. So, travel from anywhere in this world to Las Vegas for some extra fun.