The amazing experience called Las Vegas

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Las Vegas is a city you can see across the desert. Its bright lights will attract you. And if you search of riches and adventure, you will recognize it! Once you enter the city you will get to know it personally and close. This is most probably the most amazing experience in light and sound. And if you do not hear the chapel bells when somebody gets married in the capital of entertainment, that is because of the slot machines that around you on every corner.

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Vegas offeres more than hotels and casinos

And you should have no doubt why its nickname is “Sin City”. There are hotels and casinos waiting for people to try their luck or enjoy the popular shows. And this city offers way more that that. Visitors come here for golf, nightlife, marriage or adventurous helicopter tours to Grand Canyon National Park, The Skywalk at West Rim or over Vegas. Speaking about the Skywalk, it is attraction that you definitely want to see as it is unique. It has the form of a horseshoe and it stretches 4000 above the Grand Canyon. It sounds scary and exciting, isn’t it?

Those tours are so organized, that you do not need to worry about anything, you will be picked up at you hotel and then you will have a great adventure. And believe me this is one unforgettable experience!

For some Las Vegas might not be a place for spending the vacation with your entire family, but there are more and more family-friendly things to do these days. A lot of resorts and hotels are developing and now provide family entertainment – from theme park to everything that can make the younger visitors feel great on their vacation.

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Speaking about entertainment there are resorts and hotels that even provide thrilling rides on the roof of their building. And if you want to get the best room and service for your money, you need to know that the competition between the hotels is so big that you just need to ask for an upgrade and if it is possible you might be lucky and get a room with better view and amenities, for the same price. Some hotels offers complimentary breakfast included in the price.

Some of the most beautiful beaches in the United States

The United States is not only a country with highly developed economy, but also extremely attractive tourist destination. Some people visit the US because of the impressive architecture in American cities. Others because of the numerous national parks or the world famous Niagara Falls. And third because of the attractive and beautiful beaches, making them ideal for an amazing summer vacation. Certainly the best American beaches you will find in the states of Florida, California and Hawaii. The differences between them are quite large. While in one state there are bright, almost white beaches, then in another sand is bright and saturated, with a dark yellowish-golden color. Here are some of the most beautiful beaches in the United States.

Destin Beach, Florida

Destin Beach

This is a a huge beach strip, which is located in the northwestern part of Florida. Has a typical state white beaches with fine sand. The summer tourist season there is very long and lasts from early spring to late autumn. Not far from the beach there are wonderful forests that add to the ambience in a very attractive way. when you are in Destin, do not forget to visit the tourist attractions. It is a great place for fishing and peaceful vacation. And if  you need any transportation from the city to another point of interest, or to the airport, do not hesitate to use the Destin taxi service.

Siesta Key Beach, Florida

Siesta Key beach

This is a winner in the ranking of Dr. Beach’s for 2011 The sand on this beach is 99% pure quartz, which remains cool even on hot sunny days. Near the shore the water is shallow, there are lifeguards through the whole year, and it is certified with the “Blue Wave” certificate.

Kaanapali, Maui, Hawaii

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The Ka’anapali beach is a home of the first resort in Hawaii. On this beach every now perform a ceremony in which a person jumps from Black Rock to celebrate the heroism of the king of Maui – Kahekili.

Mission Beach, California

Mission Beach is the most beautiful sunset when the ocean turns red and orange hues. Waves, golden sand and huge spaces – this is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Pacific coast. Like Malibu, there’s also a typical Mediterranean atmosphere.

Fort Bragg Beach, California

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Fort Bragg Beach or simply “The Glass Beach” is one of the most bizarre shores on Earth. It is located in MacKerricher State Park, near the military base at Fort Bragg, California. The beach is known for the small glass pieces that cover the entire coast. These beautiful glass pieces were formed from waste by water and sand. It is worth visiting as a tourist attraction.

United States is a beautiful tourist destination and there are definitelly many more beaches worth visiting, but we will write about them in the future.

6 Indonesia wonders

Magnificent, wild, exotic, incredibly beautiful and fascinating culture – this is Indonesia. This country can charm you in every way. With nearly 18,000 islands scattered across the ocean, each of which is a separate little world, and 128 active volcanoes, it is called а “paradise”.

Imagine emerald green forests, crystal clear waters and people who will never forget them once they see it. Located in Southeast Asia, on the Malay archipelago between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, Indonesia is the country with the fourth largest population in the world.

Its incredible and exotic world gathers the mighty volcanoes, dense equatorial forests and numerous cultures. Even the most visited island of Bali, famous for its huge number of luxury hotels and huge pools, has its wild places still waiting to be discovered.

Lake Toba – the largest volcanic lake

Lake Toba

Lake Toba is the largest volcanic lake in the world with a depth of 505 m. It was formed by the eruption of a giant ancient volcano about 75,000 years ago. Toba is located on the island of Sumatra and 900 meters above sea level and surrounded by high mountains. An interesting fact is that, despite its enormous size, the whole area is located in the crater of an ancient giant megavolcano, whose power was ten thousand times greater than that of Etna.

Raja Ampat islands

Raja Ampat Islands

Raja Ampat islands are located in the northwestern part of the The Bird’ s Head peninsula – part of the island of New Guinea. They are an archipelago consisting of more than 1,500 small islands, coral reefs and shoals surrounding the four main islands – Misool, Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo. Known for great biodiversity, water in the archipelago are inhabited by more than 1,000 species of fish, 537 species of coral and 699 species of molluscs. Raja Ampat islands are part of the reserve “The Bird’s Head”.

Krakatau island

Krakatau Island

Located in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Sumatra and Java, the island of Krakatau was formed a million years ago, and its eruption on August 26, 1883 is considered one of the worst natural disasters in history. The sound of the eruption was heard even in Madagascar and Australia, and two-thirds of the island disappeared. In 1927 the area started new volcanic eruptions, after which a small island of Anak Krakatoa appeared. It which annually grows by five meters.

Кomodo island

Komodo Island

Кomodo is part of East Nusa Tenggara and has an area of 390 square meters. Its population is about 2,000. The Komodo dragon can be seen here. The islanders are descendants of former convicts sent here in exile, which were later merged with the representatives of the peoples of the Boogie frm the nearby island of Sulawesi. The island is part of Komodo National Park, including three large islands (Komodo, Padar and Rinca) and numerous smaller islands with a total area of 1,817 square kilometers.

Jaya Peak

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Also called Puncak Jaya and Carstensz Pyramid, Jaya is the highest peak in Oceania. Its height is 4884 meters.

Tropical forest of Borneo

The third largest island in the world is bordered by the South China and Java Sea and the Sulu and of Sulawesi seas. The island stretch dense tropical forests in which more than 15 000 known to mankind plant and animal species live, making it one of the places in the world with the greatest biodiversity.

7 things you should not do in Russia

Each country has its own rules of conduct. If a thing is perceived to be made in one country, it is absolutely taboo in another. See what you should not do in Russia.

  • Do not go on a visiting without a gift

When you are visiting someone, do not go without bringing something. It is customary to bring a gift for the home or just a box of chocolates to the host. You can also bring beverage or maybe flowers. The gesture is important. Be sure, however, that the host in Russia will not be happy if you show up only with a smile on his/her doorstep.

  • Do not allow ladies to pay bill

Russia is one of the countries where it is still considered the man to pay the bill. Therefore we recommend you to take care of the costs of the dinner, if you are meeting with a Russian woman. Also remember small gentlemanly gestures that some are obsolete – pulling the chair, opening the door and taking the coat.

  • Do not ignore the body language

When you communicate with Russians never ignore body language. Russians are pretty open people – for them the hugs, the handshake and even kisses on the cheeks are normal. Remember these little rules, otherwise your attitude may be considered rude and impolite. Also, do not be surprised if during a conversation your companion is too close to you. Avoid lifting your thumb to say okay, this is considered rude.

  • Do not insult their culture

In many countries, tactless remark concerning the culture will be passed over lightly. Not in Russia. Avoid making negative comments about Russian culture, music and art. It will make a good impression if you show knowledge of these issues and say a few kind words.

  • Do not rush with the alcohol

According to the Russian label of behavior, especially in the business world, you should not drink before the first official toast. The same goes for eating. It is customary that guests start eating after the host is sitting at the table and began to eat.

  • Do not joke with the family

In Russia, the family is an institution that is respected. Therefore it is advisable to not tomake jokes with the family of the person or of yours. This is a manifestation of bad manners and is very risky how it is going to be accepted.

  • Be careful with the origin

Not everyone in Russia is Russian even if he/she speaks a language that sounds like Russian. Many citizens of Russia are of other ethnic groups or nationalities, so you must be very careful. Make a difference between Russia and the smaller states around and between the Russian language and other similar to it. Unless you are well aware, do not try to make comments about the former Soviet republics and the story about the collapse of the USSR.

10 interesting facts about Haiti

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Haiti is a country in the Caribbean region. It is located in the western part of the island of Hispaniola and its neighbor is the Dominican Republic. To the northern part of Haiti is touched by the Atlantic Ocean and to the south by the Caribbean Sea. While the country has its strong charm, it is extremely poor and is not among the attractive tourist destinations. However, it is an interesting place and worth your attention. Here are 10 interesting facts about Haiti:

  1. Tortuga Island is part of the Republic of Haiti. This island is well known its pirate stories.
  2. Haitians believe in voodoo and zombies. Even now there are many shamans in the country. Sometimes shamans help people and sometimes curse them. Therefore local people in Haiti respect them.
  3. The indigenous peoples of Haiti was called “Taino”, which means “good people.” These people called their land “Aichi” (“mountain land”) and subsequently transformed into Aichi Haiti.
  4. Haiti has a colonial past. The country was a colony of Spain and France. In the period from 1804 to 1915 more than 70 dictators ruled Haiti. Over the last century, the country was ruled by the United States. Now Haiti is a free country.
  5. This is the poorest country in the Caribbean. The average worker in Haiti earns just 2.75 dollars a day. Due to the lack of jobs (about 70% of the population has no permanent job) those who work, are afraid to speak out against unfair labor organization.
  6. 80% of Haitians live below the poverty line and 54% live in extreme poverty. The average income per capita in Haiti is $ 480 a year!
  7. More than 10% of children in Haiti die before they reach their fifth birthday.
  8. The education in the country is also very bad. Only 53% of the population in Haiti could read and write.
  9. The capital of Haiti is Port-au-Prince. The city was founded in 1749 and named in honor of the French prince. It looks like a lot of other Caribbean capitals. One of the common features are the buildings of the colonial era.
  10. Christopher Columbus is buried in Haiti. The main attraction in the capital is the cathedral “Santa Maria” where Christopher Columbus (he discovered the island in 1492), his brother Bartolomeo, his son and his grandson are burried.

Ice Bar New York “Minus 5″

Ice Bar New York

In the midst of summer in Manhattan is minus 5 degrees, at least for summer visitors to the “ice bar”. “Minus 5″ is the name of the facility, which is a hit in New York. Not only the walls but the tables and chairs are made of ice.

“The idea is inspired by the ice hotel that became so popular in Europe. USA now have their bar,” said Noel Bauman, who represents the “Minus 5″.

The bar is built for three weeks. You can visit it dressed in summer clothes because there are gloves, jackets and blankets that you can rent. We advise you not to leave your glasses to the masses because of the risk to “stick.”

“On the street is terribly hot, so when you see the ice bar, I just can not help it. It is summer and this is exactly what you need,” said a customer at the bar.

Тhere are “Minus 5″ ice bars also in Casino Monte Carlo and Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Ice Bar in New York City opens daily at 2pm. Until 7pm it is open to families and children, but then becames the center of the nightlife of the Big Apple. The entrance fee is $20 USD.