Monday, 12 November 2018

German dies after falling off World's End in Sri Lanka trying to take selfie.


The woman fell off a 4,000-feet (1,200-meter) high cliff trying to take a selfie in Sri Lanka. The tragedy is the latest in a string of deadly selfie attempts worldwide.

A German tourist died on Sunday after stumbling off a precipitous cliff in Sri Lanka while taking a photo of herself.

The 35-year-old woman was taking pictures with her friend when she fell off the World's End, a sheer cliff about 4,000 feet (1,200 meters) high.

The Sri Lankan army and volunteers recovered the body after a six-hour search involving air support and climbing.



Full story at DW.

Friday, 9 November 2018

Wellington Airport evacuated after fire alarm goes off.

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People have been ushered out of Wellington Airport after a fire alarm system sprinkler was knocked.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said they were on their way to the airport to assist with repairing the broken sprinkler.

The airport has its own fire service team, which is leading the effort.



Full story at Stuff.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

On holiday in the world's happiest country.

Sloths, monkeys and cheerful people – what's not to like?
CREDIT: GETTY

It took until the penultimate day of my Costa Rican adventure before I witnessed what passes for a Tico having a tantrum. Crawling at a snail’s pace in a long line of traffic behind a trucker who refused to move aside, my softly-spoken driver calmly said: “This lorry should pull over – it’s not very nice to make us all wait.” He sighed gently, before adding: “I’m sorry for losing my temper.”  

I chuckled about it then, and again 48 hours later when - enjoying the sun on a bank holiday bike ride back in Blighty - a red-faced van driver, forced to pause momentarily before overtaking me, screamed out the window: “Get out of the ****ing way!”

Welcome home.

The only thing Costa Rica shouts about, as I discovered during my fortnight there, is its easy-going ethos. “Pura vida”, which translates as “pure life”, is the national motto, and you’ll find it plastered on countless posters and holiday brochures. But it is far more than a marketing gimmick. People use the phrase when greeting friends, or bidding them farewell, and proclaim it to strangers in the street. Moreover, they live their lives by it. Don’t sweat the small stuff, stay positive, appreciate simple pleasures – and definitely steer clear of road rage.



By Oliver Smith.
Full story at Telegraph.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

A land of epic contrasts: Stunning images show the breathtakingly diverse scenery of China, from towering cities to magical mountains.

The Li River loops around the karst mountains in Guilin.
The Chinese regard the scenery in Guilin as among
 the most beautiful in the world

China - it's at once a mystery and yet something so familiar to Westerners.

Its culture - its food, the way its people dress, its ideologies - is known across the world.

But it still remains something of an undiscovered country for many outside its borders.

We're hoping that these stunning images will reveal a bit more about the country and underscore just what a jaw-droppingly diverse place it is.

It's a country with neck-straining skyscrapers, cormorant fishermen, dramatic waterfalls, terrifying glass walkways, Unesco-listed national parks and, for a bonus, the world's biggest city square.



Full story at Mailonline.
By Jennifer Newton and Ted Thornhill.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

THE CHANGE IS IN THE CHOICE YOU MAKE.


THE CHANGE IS IN THE CHOICE YOU MAKE.

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HAPPY READING.

Monday, 5 November 2018

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Friday, 2 November 2018

The hidden gems of Croatia.


Over time, Croatia turned from the quiet and less expensive Italian vacation alternative into one of the top summer destinations in the region. Croatia is still a relatively inexpensive place to spend your vacation, especially when you get discounts in Expedia to book your accommodations. Its popular attractions like Plitvice Lakes, Zadar, Zagreb, and Dubrovnik are recognized across the world as major tourism draw. However, these attractions represent just a few of the reasons Croatia is such as an interesting and awe-inspiring country.

There are hundreds of hidden gems and amazing places just waiting to be discovered in the country. So pack your bags, book your flight, make sure that you have travel insurance, and get started on the trip of a lifetime. Here are some the incredible places in Croatia that are still fairly unknown to the average tourist.

Stiniva Bay
People can only get to Stiniva Bay by boat, and it’s definitely worth the extra effort. This isolated beach front is surrounded by magnificent turquoise-blue waters and set apart by the remarkable rock cliffs guarding its entrance. In fact, its waters are so clear that it is the perfect place to take underwater photos with a waterproof camera. This small cup-shaped pebbled beach guarantees absolute seclusion and tranquility for the laidback traveler.




By Lucy Barker.
Full story at Travel Mag.