Monday, August 29, 2011

Lamu Island Kenya

Lamu Island Lamu Island is part of Kenya. Lamu Old Town, the main town on the island, is one of the oldest and best settlements in East Africa. Built in coral stone and mangrove timber, the town features an inner courtyard, porch, and carved wooden doors. There are no roads on the island, just alleys and walkways, and therefore, there are few motor vehicles on the island. Residents move by foot or by boat, and mules used for transporting goods.

Hydra Greece

Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece. The island is deservedly one of the most popular travel destinations from Athens. Port of Hydra has a beautiful location in the harbor inside, with white-painted houses in the hills on both sides of the blue sea. Motor transport is banned in Hydra. The city center is small enough to get around on foot while the donkeys, bicycles, and water taxis provide public transport around the island.

Kadavu Fiji

Kadavu is the fourth largest island in Fiji and has about 10,000 residents. Some natural resources including forests Kadavu mountains and waterfalls, bays bordered by coral reefs and mangrove forests that provide habitat for wildlife and various birds, including parrots Kadavu. The island untouched and naturally this makes it suitable for the purpose of life who want a secluded holiday. The road there is very little in Kadavu and the main transport used are taxi boats and ferries.

Rottnest Island Australia

Rottnest Island lies off the coast of Western Australia near Perth. The island was inhabited by Aboriginal people from around 30,000 years ago, until rising sea levels separated the island from the mainland. When the Dutch explored the island in the 17th century the island was uninhabited. Now, this island is a popular tourist destination. Activities that can be done include swimming, snorkeling, fishing, surfing, diving and cycling. Cars are not allowed although there are some bus tours that visit there.

Little Corn Island Nicaragua

Little Corn Island is located about 70 km east off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. The island was originally colonized by the British, and most of this island has more in common culturally and with users of English are greater than those in mainland Nicaragua. This island with no roads and motor vehicles, the only option to get around the island on foot. Coral reefs around it makes it a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkeling.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Castellfolit de la Roca (Spain)

A town in Catalonia, Spain, Castellfollit de la Roca is limited by a meeting between the river and Toronell Fluvia. Reef where the city is located high up over 50 meters and a length of nearly 1 kilometer. The city is formed by a stretch of two lava flows and is one of the smallest cities in the province..

Bonifacio (Corsica)

At the southern tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is the largest island commune. These fragile-looking fortress above the white limestone cliffs as high as 70 meters. A naval heaven throughout the centuries, Bonifacio is now a small pier for cruise ships from around the world expensive.

Ronda (Spain)

Ronda is a city in Spain, Malaga Province Yang Yang Mountains are located in an area located 750 meters above sea level. "El Tajo", a gorge as deep as 100 feet, separating the old town from new town, leaving several buildings and houses right on the edge of the abyss. People can go from one side to another because of the canyon that stretches there are 3 bridges, each built at different times: the Romans, Moors and the 18th century.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Santorini (Greece)

Located about 200 miles southeast of mainland Greece, Santorini island formed by the remnants of the explosion of a huge volcano that destroyed the previous settlements is one of the island. Minoan eruption that occurred about 3,600 years ago at the height of Minoan civilization, leaving a large caldera surrounded by hundreds of volcanic ash deposits and may be an indirect cause of the collapse of the Minoan civilization on Crete. Spectacular physical beauty and vibrant nightlife, making this city into one of the favorite tourist destination of Europe.

Manarola (Italy)

Located in Liguria, Manarola is one of the most precarious a town in Italy. Difficult guess how long this city there, but the texts of ancient Roman celebration of wine making have been found there. Today, you can still enjoy a walk through the vineyards, walking in Via dell'Amore (the path of love) and the brightly colored buildings near the edge.

Tana Toraja, Indonesian

A district which is 300 km from Makassar, has a very impressive landscape of granite, green mountains and rice fields petak2 also komplek2 funeral who can make bulu2 shudder but more exciting if we could tour here coincides with the funeral who used to be called 'Signs Tuka ', In the Land of Toraja in the body is not buried but put in tongkonan (traditional house) diacara TSB also held cutting buffalo. in addition we also can visit the various types of funeral here as in 'Kambira' dead baby in a tree, 'Stone tumonga' dead bodies digoa dibatu and Rantepao.

Château de Machecoul, France

Is home to Gilles de Rais (1404 - 1440), a Breton knight, a companion of Joan of Arc Marshal of France. But his name is known as a serial killer anak2 in 1434-35. Most of the murders were committed in the house before they were killed, first raped and then mutilated.
Finally, on the date October 26, 1440 She was executed with hanging.
success story was the inspiration 'Bluebard' a film classic in France there.

Oubliette Leap Castle, Ireland

Is a fort in County Offaly, Ireland, about 4 miles north of the town of Roscrea, Castle-built in 1250 was in 1659 fell into the possession of Darby Family, who are notorious families there, many people were imprisoned and executed within the fort. Still dilingkup this castle has found a 'oubliette' (such as the fig below) which is a dungeon where org2 locked up and tortured. When the workers who were renovating the castle they found tulang2 remains in the dungeon, and also found an hours produced pd 1840's and also they often see humpback sightings of small green creatures accompanied with body odor and the smell of sulfur.

St. Louis Cemetery # 1, USA

The next destination is who the Catholic Cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana this he says is the world's oldest cemetery complex, this pemakaman2 kubah2 shaped, mostly built in the 18th century. But hati2 if traveling alone here, krn follow very high crime, kalo mo visit here should be grouped with
and perhaps as catetan below List2 anyone who is buried here
'Marie Laveau' high priest of Voodoo, 'Bernard de Marigny' carrier dice game to the USA, 'Barthelemy Lafon' a pirate, 'Paul Morphy' one of the first world chess champion, and "Delphine LaLaurie", the murderous socialite also buried here.

Hill of Crosses, Lithuania

Hill cross Kryzių Kalnas, located 12 km industrial city of Siauliai (read: Shoo-lay) is a pilgrimage center in Lithuania, who stood on the hill complex is completed by patung2 tiny Christian cross, it is not known when the establishment of this complex, who started the war Lithuania pasukan2 eventually killing the hill was used as a pilgrimage destination, often in the cemetery is planning to flatten, but never succeeded, eventually even salib2 it actually increases, you can see pictures below than creepy but who have artistic merit raise

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Palm Island

Just like The World Island, also located in Palm Dubai United Arab Emirates. This island is the world's largest artificial island. Palm Island is surrounded by palm tree-shaped crescent moon shape around it. In it also there are 3 islands with special facilities such as five-star hotels, exclusive waterfront apartments, villas, water theme parks, restaurants, shopping malls, sports facilities and health spas. Palm Island development has started since 2001 years ago and expected to finish 2013.

The World Island

The World Island is a collection of 300 islands shaped map of the world which lies off the coast of Dubai United Arab Emirates and an area of 9 km and 6 km wide, surrounded by an oval breakwater. Each island-small island in the World Island area has 23,000 square meters to 24,000 square meters and is divided into 4 categories. With the price of each island reach 15-45 million U.S. dollars. The World Island is built using sand dredged from the seabed, and access to the island can only use the boat, helicopter and seaplane.


Thilafusi originally was a lagoon which has a length of 7 km with a width of 200 meters. The island is more widely used for industrial activities such as boat building, cement packaging, methane, and various industrial activities in large scale. But unfortunately, the island is also used as a place of final disposal of waste particularly indusri and not a few people also discharge their waste in this place.


Paberholm also known as pepper the island. Artificial island in Denmark has an area of 400x500 square meters, the island is also equipped with a train tunnel with a length of 4050 meters plus two lanes of the longest railway in Europe. In addition pualu rail tunnel and also comes with a fairly negah bridges along 16 km linking the two countries, namely Sweden and Denmark. Aside from being a tourist destination Peberholm also used as a place of natural reservation.

Durrat Al Bahrain

Durrat Al Bahrain is the largest artificial islands in Al Bahrain, the island is composed of 13 series of artificial island with an area of about 20 square meters with a form jt 6 and 5 fish-shaped island crescent-shaped island. Facilities at the Durrat Al Bahrain is so complete, there is a five star hotel, golf course area, 12 bridges. Construction of the island takes approximately U.S. $ 1.3 billion.

The Pearl

The Pearl is also commonly called 'Pearl of the Gold', an artificial island that stretches along 988 acres located in Doha, Qatar. The island is inhabited by 40,000 people is shaped like a series of pearls and diamonds that have a 6 lane high way which is located 20 km from Doha International Airport. The island was built at a cost of U.S. $ 2.5 billion it has very complete facilities such as apartments, three luxury hotels and other entertainment facilities

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Although only a few columns remain at Olympia Temple of Zeus in Athens did not take much imagination to realize that this is one of the giant temple. Its construction began in the 6th century BC during the reign of the tyrant of Athens, who envisaged building the greatest temple in the ancient world, but not completed until the reign of Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century about 638 years after the project has begun.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Located in the Land of East Azerbaijan of Iran, a country that was built Kandovan the 13th century the mysterious. Many homes in Kandovan made in a cave shaped like a cone and is made naturally from volcanic ash that makes its shape reminiscent of a home ground ant colony.Most of these cave house has four levels, ground floor is used as a livestock animal cages, floors one and two for the residence and the fourth floor is used as a storage room.Soil material that hardens so that it can be used as the foundation of this cave house has advantages that affect the temperature inside the room, because when the room gets warm winter and summer when the room became cold.


Uchisar can be easily found and identified because of its height and can be reached only 7 kilometers from the city of Nevsehir. Residence in a cave in Uchisar rock castle had been the most livable places populated by the inhabitants.However, due to the growing threat of erosion, population and then move to a safer place. Last time this natural castle inhabited in the 1950s. On top of Uchisar, visitors can see the stunning views as you may see the city in 360 degrees.


Located in the southern region of Georgia, Vardzia an ancient monastery located in a cave and made in the 12th century, but the monastery was also built cities carved on the mountain slopes overlooking river.
Shelter cave was built during reign of Full Tamar as protection from attacks by other nations. The caves were built with more than six apartments. In addition, the ancient city also has a church, administration room, and also an elaborate irrigation system to irrigate rice terraces.To reach the shelter of this cave, go through the secret underground tunnels near the river Mtkvari.

Slope Bandiagara

Bandiagara slope is where the caves are made of sandstone in the territory of the former Dogon people in Mali. Height of approximately 500 meters paved with sandy soil.The building of this land freckled if seen from far away, but these spots are rooms used for living Tellem tribe. Tribe carved rocks to produce an adequate space, but used for residence, the caves were built to lay the corpse.In the 14th century drove the Dogon tribe of Tellem cave so that the residence was abandoned and uninhabited for granted.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Messa Verde

Messa Verde is located in the southwestern region of Colorado is a house located on the cliffs of the ancient Anasazi tribe. In the 12th century, Anasazi tribes began to build houses in the caves open to the great canyon.Some cave dwelling size is almost big as a house that has 1050 rooms. The most famous of which is called Cliff Palace and Spruce Sapling House. In 1300, the tribe left the Mesa Verde Anasazi left the area but it still has its original form.The reason why they leave their homes can not be explained with certainty. Several hypotheses from the failed harvest until the invasion of foreign tribes from the north, tried to explain their move.

Sassi in Matera

Sassi in Matera, or in Indonesian language means the stones of Matera is home to the cave which is located in the ancient city of Matera. Sassi originated from prehistoric settlements and with developing the first commercial activity carried out the population of Italy.In the 1950's, local federal government forced to relocate residents of the region Sassi into a more modern city. However, some residents still loyal to the house in the Sassi cave like their ancestors.


Sometimes referred to as the largest maze in China. Guyaju is home to ancient cave located 80 kilometers from Beijing. There are no definite records were found concerning the origin of this cave.This cave is carved from the steep cliffs at bay mengahadap Zhangshanying City. What's interesting about this cave is the number of rooms to 110 rooms made of stone and is home to the largest cave ever discovered in China.

Aran Islands and Orkney and Matmata

= Aran Islands and Orkney 
Two islands in Scotland this is the secret history of the most important treasure. These two islands located in the cold Scottish sea, two islands attract tourists with a number of castles, ruins, stone circles and ancient temples. If you like the medieval period.

= Matmata 
Matmata is a small village in southern Tunisia. Some neighboring Berber population living in an underground shelter is conventional. This cave is formed of a very large hole dug in the ground. Then around the ground surrounding the hole it made the rooms as a bedroom.


Bamiyan is the place where two giant Buddha statues carved into the cliff side and made in the 6th century. Actually, this work is the statue that stands firmly on the world's highest before was destroyed by the Taliban in 2001.Shelter cave at the foot of the statue which was destroyed in the past is where thousands of monks lived, but later became a place where the Taliban to save his gun.After the Taliban retreated from the area, residents began using the abandoned caves as their homes.

Easter Island

The island is located between Tahiti and Chile, and gained international popularity because of remarkable colossal statue shaped the human face. Each statue is 14 feet tall (about 4 meters), weighs about 14 and made of volcanic stone, and is the handiwork of Rapa Nui society. Until now not known how the statue was made with primitive technology owned by the community. There are various theories about the origin of the statue and its meaning, including one of which is a fantastic theory which says that the statue was made by a UFO. But, until now the truth of all the existing theory has not been revealed.

Fortress of the Red Army in the Middle of the Sea

Thames Estuary Bentenga army was built in 1942, designed by Guy Maunsell.
Their goal is to provide anti-aircraft within the territory of the River Thames estuary.
Fort each group consists of seven towers with a road that connects them all to the control tower pusat.Benteng, when viewed in its entirety, comprises one Bofors tower, control tower, four gun towers and tower highlight.They are arranged in a very specific way, with the control tower in the center, and the Bofors gun towers arranged in a semicircular fashion around the tower and further highlight the position, but still connected directly to the control tower through the streets.
The fort was used during the Second World War, and there is no doubt that they have a very large contribution.In 1959 most of the fort was dismantled, but leaving some of the fort such as, Red Sands and Shivering Sands, which still stands today. 60-70 years is an empty fortress was used by the pirates but later abandoned

Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea

Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea, Unique and Without Window 
If Dr. Evil is a real person, he would need a real hideout, and that the real hiding place may have been the Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea. This is a giant building with 105 floors, but oddly enough, none of the windows there. Somehow the actual concept of this gigantic building to the extent not provide a single window in there.
This unique building has a height of 330 meters, shaped like a pyramid with 3000 rooms. The plan there are seven restaurants, but construction was never completed.
The newspaper estimated the cost of construction of this strange hotel in those days about $ 750 million - 2% of the GDP of North Korea. It is estimated that construction was halted in 1992 due to lack of funding, the problem of electricity shortages, and famine that occurred in that country.
The building itself is already finished, but has no windows and other fixtures or fittings. Though this hotel building is sastu of 18 hotels in the world. Too bad! The Ryugyong by North Korean officials had converted into a fortress. Then, some buildings were destroyed by bombs.
Update: After 16 years, Ryugyong Hotel re-built. Of Egypt's Orascom group has recently started to repair the tower building. The company has put glass panels into the concrete shell and installed telecommunications antennas., 10% of the GDP of North Korea.

Friday, August 19, 2011

The church that stands on a sea of lava

On February 20, 1943, a volcano suddenly erupted in the state of Michoacan Mexico, and spent two villages with hot lava and ashes. And, 64 years after the eruption, there is nothing left of the two villages were destroyed, apart from a church tower of San Juan Parangaricutiro. This is the only marker that was once the region's ever there were two villages.
San Juan church towers stand tall in a sea of lava. Church of San Juan became eerie and haunted as if from nowhere anta country. Volcanic eruptions, and hot lava flowing into the area and cover ¾ of the city. Under the remaining remnants of lava that houses and buildings were buried city, and its inhabitants.

Lighthouse The Drowned in the Ocean Sand

Rubjerg lighthouse in Jutland Knude Denmark, began operations on December 27, 1900 (construction began in 1899). The lighthouse is located atop a cliff Lønstrup Klint, 60 meters above sea level. The lighthouse was operated until 1908, at a gas plant, and on August 1, 1968, cease to operate. Today the lighthouse has become a giant dune. Whereas once the lighthouse is an icon in height. Erosion for many years to make the building was eroded and in ruins. Yet still looks past glory.
This is the lighthouse in Jutland Rubjerg Knude 15 years ago.

Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem (built in 705) and Masjid Al-Zaytun, Tunisia (Built in 709)

Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem (built in 705) 
Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holy place for the Sunni Muslims after the Prophet's Mosque and the Kaaba. Muslims believe that the Ummah of the Prophet Muhammad traveled from Mecca to the Aqsa Mosque, as part of a series of events Ascension. Some literature also mentions that the Prophet Muhammad led prayers at a mosque in this part of the long period after the Ascension of the Prophet, so obtaining God's command to return to the Kaaba.

Masjid Al-Zaytun, Tunisia (Built in 709) 
Al-Zaytuna Mosque, or also called Ez-Zitouna/Ezzitouna Mosque, is a large mosque in Tunisia, countries in the northern coast of Africa. With an area of 5000 square meters, has nine gates of the mosque entrance and has 160 original ceramic taken from the ancient city of Carthage. Masjid Al-Zaytun also known as a place of its inception one of the Muslim ummah prestigious universities, with graduates including Ibn 'Arafa, Imam Maziri, until the poet's largest Muslim Tunisia, Aboul-Qacem Echebbi.

Uqba Mosque, Tunisia (Built in 670 AD) and Mosque of Imam Hussein, Iraq (Built in 680 AD)

Uqba Mosque, Tunisia (Built in 670 AD) 
The mosque is also known as the Great Mosque of Kairouan, and located in the UNESCO World Heritage sites in the city of Kairouan. Built by General Uqba bin Nafi in the year 670 with an area of almost 9,000 square meters. Mosque is widely used as models in the African region, besides being a Muslim monument building the largest and most impressive ever.

 Mosque of Imam Hussein, Iraq (Built in 680 AD) 
The mosque is located in the Shiite holy city, Karbala. In it, stands the tomb of Imam Husein, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad who died in the Battle of Karbala in the year 680. Every year, millions of people make pilgrimages to the tomb, especially when warning Asyuro (the death anniversary of Imam Husen).

Mesjib of Kufa, Iraq (Built in 639 AD)

Great Mosque of Kufa, or also called Al-Azam Mosque located in Kufa, Iraq, is one of the oldest mosques in the world. Built in the 7th century, this mosque is the work of a blend of Muslim bin 'Aqil (nephew of Imam Hussein), Hani ibn' Urwa, and Mukhtar al-Thaqafī. This vast mosque alone reached almost 11,000 square meters, in which there are nine graves, four towers and five gates.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Djoudj Sanctuary

National Senegal the bird Djoudj Sanctuary is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It lies on the southeastern edge of the River Senegal in Senegal, north east of St-Louis. Provide a variety of wetland habitats which prove very popular with migrating birds. Located in the Senegal River delta, the Djoudj Sanctuary is a wetland of 16,000 ha, comprising a large lake surrounded by streams, ponds and backwaters. Establish a living but fragile sanctuary for some 1.5 million birds, such as the white pelican, purple heron, African Spoonbill, great egret and the cormorant. There are about 400 species of birds and other wildlife that inhabit the park. From Africa, let us sail our way of Oceania. 

Palung Mariana: Pacific Ocean

This is a great place for those who like water or deep sea adventure - the Mariana Trench. This is a good place to see some of the most unique sea creatures as well, such as the amphipod above.Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the world's oceans, and the deepest location on the surface of the earth's crust. It has a maximum depth of about 11 km (6.8 miles), and is located in the western North Pacific Ocean, to the east and south of the Mariana Islands, near Guam.

Marsh Camargue: France

Camargue is home to more than 400 species of birds, saltwater pool provides one of the few European habitats for the greater flamingo. The marshes are also a prime habitat for many species of insects, particularly (and famous) some of the most ferocious mosquitos to be found anywhere in France. It is also famous Camargue cattle and horses

The Burren: Irlandia

this place really unique place to look. This is a place where there are no trees to hang a man. A place where there is not enough water to drown himself. And if you finally succeeded in killing him, was too rocky to bury him. This place occupies an area of approximately 300 square kilometers.Burren's landscape is a special place. Everywhere the former Megalithic Tombs (like this famous Poulnabrone), ring forts, souterrains, cairns, holy wells and stone rows. There are relics of human habitation dating back almost 6,000 years. In this area alone there are more than 60 wedge tombs and the densest concentration in Ireland.Burren lies south of Galway in County Clare, Ireland. Burren means "rocky place." A large amount of stone work on the imagination of people. Not only 3000 years BC, but even today stones are stacked in nice shape, maybe even with some (unknown) purposes.There are also different rock formations in this place. This area is also rich in historical ecclesiastical sites.

Pamukkale Springs: Turkey

Do you want to experience a new kind of shower? Well, try bathing in hot springs at Pamukkale. Pamukkale means "cotton castle" in Turkish, which is located in western Turkey. This is the site of nature and famous tourist attractions. This unique hot water is 2700 meters and 160 meters in length and height can be seen from a distance. Approximately 250 liters of hot water that contains large amounts of hydrogen carbonate and calcium increased from the spring every second. This natural phenomenon leaves thick white layers of limestone and travertine flows down the mountainside, resembling a frozen waterfall.
Let us move from Asia to Europe, the second smallest continent. 

albay, Philippines

The majestic Mayon Volcano, which is considered as the world's most perfect cone shaped volcano, is one candidate of the New 7 Wonders of Nature and is currently ranked number 9 on the list. Views of the volcano is located south of Manila, in the province of Albay, Philippines. Mount Mayon is the Philippines' most active volcano (47 eruptions since 1616) and is considered the world's most perfect volcanic cone to form symmetrical.
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