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Traveling at the atlanta international airport

Traveling At The Atlanta International Airport

Are you planning on taking a vacation or attending a business meeting in another area of the world? If so, you will need to find an airport that offers international flights. These airports are commonly referred to as international airports. If you live in or around the Atlanta, Georgia area, there is a good chance that you will be turning to the Atlanta International Airport for assistance.

The Atlanta International Airport, also commonly referred to as the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is conveniently located in Atlanta, Georgia. Its convenient location means that it is the travel choice of millions of Americans, many of which are traveling out of the country. Aside from its location, another one of the many reasons why the Atlanta International Airport is so popular is because of the number of commercial airlines it houses. There are currently twenty-six airlines that offer incoming and outgoing fights through this popular airport, many of which are international flights.

If you are interested in using the Atlanta International Airport, to get to your next destination, you are advised to take the time to famialrize yourself with the airport. This is especially important if you have never been to the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport before. The size of the airport can make it confusing, especially for first-time travelers. For that reason, you are advised to famialrize yourself with the airport layout before leaving. It is not only important to examine all of the airport terminals, but how you can get to each terminal as well.

In addition to examining the layout of the airport, you also want to familiarize yourself with the practices of the airport, namely the security screening process. Since the Atlanta International Airport is known as a large and highly used airport, you will find that the screening process takes time. That is why it is advised that you arrive early for your flight. Although it is still advised that you arrive in advance, the Atlanta International Airport offers a service that is offered by few. That service involves letting you know, in advance, what the wait times are for most security checkpoints. You can easily see this information on the bottom right-hand corner of the airport’s main webpage. That webpage can be found at www.atlanta-airport.com.

As with most other major international airports, you will find that the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has a large number of in-house establishments. These facilities and establishments include retail stores, mailing centers, ATM machines, and well as restaurants. Since the airport terminals at the Atlanta International Airport are not all connected, you may find it difficult, or even possible, to travel to a certain terminal from another, just for food. That is why it is advised, especially when waiting for an international flight, that you use the establishments and facilities that can be found in or around your boarding area.

In addition to traditional establishments, such as restaurants and retail stores, you will find that the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport also offers a wide range of services for travelers. One of those services is designated areas for smokers. If you are a smoker, you will find that you can smoke in smoking rooms, which are located in all airport terminal areas. There are also two currency exchange locations, as well as an onsite chapel. Essentially, this means that you whatever you want or need at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, you should be able to find it.

The african lion – a must see on safari to south africa

The African Lion – a Must See on Safari to South Africa

The African Lion (Panthera leo krugeri) is quite possibly the most popular among the four “Big Cats”. However, unlike the tiger, the jaguar, and the leopard, the lion does not have any colour pattern on its fur. The body markings on these cats are apparently ideal for the habitats they generally reside in. In other words, the tiger needs his stripes to hide in the forest, while the lion’s tan-coloured fur is just right for blending in with the grass of the African plains.

Lions are the only cats that live together in groups called prides. Prides may consist of as many as 30 lions; adult males, females and cubs. You can easily tell them apart – it is a well known fact that the males are the ones with the manes. These manes serve other purposes than just visual appeal. While the male lion rarely joins the females in a hunt, his primary responsibility is to protect the pride. The manes make them look bigger, serving as intimidation against anything that dares to pose a threat. Also, as a male lion reaches sexual maturity, his mane grows and becomes darker. This would make the male more attractive to the female lions.

As previously mentioned, the female lion does most of the hunting. Their targets include zebras, wildebeest, and Cape buffalo, among other ungulates. The intelligence of these beasts is overwhelming. They rely on stealth, creeping closer and closer to a herd. When the lionesses are within around 100 ft, they charge with surprising speeds (up to 80 km/h or 50mph over short distances). They would then knock their prey down with bites to the neck and throat.

But if sneaking close and suddenly pouncing on the prey is not effective, these wily beasts make use of more advanced tactics to gain the upper hand. Female lions usually work in groups of four. Let’s say they have a herd of impala in their sights. Two of them would openly approach the herd to scare them. The sight of these lions, won’t take much for them to panic and run away. However, it’s all part of their strategy: These two lions have scared the herd to run in a direction leading to where the other two females are hiding and waiting. They can easily pick out a laggard and take it down.

Regardless of how these lionesses catch dinner for the pride, there is always a certain order as to who goes first in eating. The dominant males are always first. The lionesses follow, and the cubs eventually get the leftovers. The males would eat first so they can watch for scavengers (Spotted Hyenas are definitely notorious for freeloading) while the tired females and young cubs have their share.

When the lions are not hunting or eating, they usually spend the other 20-21 hours in the day doing nothing. However, things get a little bit dangerous in the pride during mating season. The males turn quite aggressive. Younger and less dominant male lions will usually leave during these times, to fight for supremacy over other prides. What usually happens is a confrontation between these younger males and the elder male of a pride. If the elder male wins, the younger male leaves to try his luck elsewhere. If it is the other way around, the elder male leaves, and the younger male eliminates all of his offspring. This way only the younger male’s offspring would rule the pride, if ever he defends it long enough for this to happen.

Over history many have been amazed with the actions of the beautiful and deadly African lion. But there are also some which find these creatures a threat. All African lions regardless of age do not necessarily have predators above them in the food chain. When a pride is in the vicinity of a human settlement, and if there are no other options, lions may resort to attacking the humans’ domestic livestock, or even the humans themselves.

African lions have not only been targets for hunting, but many have been captured for other reasons since ancient history. Assyrian kings took, kept and bred lions as pets as early as 850 BC. Monarchs and other people in power have also used lions as pets. Many Roman authorities have also utilized African lions in the Coliseum, pitting them against gladiators or using them as executioners.

As early as the 1300’s, African lions were features of exhibit for the elite in menageries, now known as zoos. As time passed by, menageries ceased to be exclusive displays for the rich and became more a public attraction, and in turn the demand for more enclosures for public animals were needed.

African lions were one of those species which were not spared from the curiosity of the world. It was not until the recent century where the conditions of lions in captivity have improved. Certain details were gradually implemented to ensure that the environment of the areas where they were detained were close to if not identical to the habitat where they originally lived in.

Though it is true that the African lion may live longer in captivity, it does not necessarily have the freedom to move around as much as it did before. The African countries are joining with the rest of the world in the effort of conservation of this mighty creature.

Ecuador

Ecuador

Hi my partner and I are currently spending 7 weeks in Ecuador.

We have never been here before but my partner has done a lot of research over the last 10 years. As for myself I have only recently become interested when checking out the real estate in Ecuador.

We are from Western Australia so it took us a bit of time to travel here. Now we are based in Cuenca the third largest city in Ecuador.

The city is beautiful surrounded by wonderful mountains. The people are warm and friendly and it is very affordable. We have managed to rent a 1 bedroom self contained apartment for $360 per month.

But if you should choose to stay in a Hotel they are also affordable. As are the Hostels. We have been checking out different accommodation and the Hostel next to us is absolutely wonderful.

Clean, airy and the owners are very friendly. The price for a room with an ensuite is around $15 per night which includes breakfast in a very bright and friendly courtyard.

A hotel down the road is around $42.00 per night so we asked if we could have a look at a room. The room had a large terrace over looking the river, ensuite, queensize bed and an adjoining small lounge with desk facilities.

We have also been able to connect to the internet without any problems. Also our TV has cable so we are able to keep up to date with world news.

We are being introduced to many interesting people and will start our investigation into the real estate market this week. We plan to retire here later this year and also help others who may wish to visit this side of the world. There is a big expat group here who regularly meet on a Friday night at a special expat caf?br />

We went the other night and plan to return this Friday night. So far I found roses to be $1.00 for a dozen from the markets and I have purchased the most beautiful alpaca sweater for $14.00. Food from the supermarkets is also very cheap.

Cuenca goes back to the 1557 and has an awful lot of history attached to it. It is also called the city of Churches. Now if you want to know more about our travels log onto our website below.

Today we had lunch at a beautiful restaurant not far from where we are staying. Our meal and drinks for two was under $20.00. But we did not notice the Menu of the Day for $3.85 and if we had we both would have chosen it.

It consisted on Soup, a bowl of Salad, Rice with prawns and desert. This is an ample healthy lunch and I noticed most of the patrons in the restaurant had ordered the special. We also noticed that there were many who were also tourists like us and spoke English.

At night this restaurant has a happy hour between 5 – 6 p.m. Drinks consist of Gin and Tonic, Vodka and Lime and others and the prices rangfed from $1.00 – $2.00. I think we shall check it out tonight.

I read today that Cuenca is one of the fartest growing cities in Ecuador.

There is still so much we want to explore here and we are waiting for the Carnival period to be over so that we can be shown around by English speaking persons.

That is the only draw back. I wish we could speak Spanish more fluently. We can get by and the people are very patient and friendly.

It has been a few weeks since I wrote the above and we have now purchased a motor cycle and an apartment. We never thought we would do this on our first trip.

The motor cycle is great to get around instead of a car and we can venture out into the country which is a great sense of freedom.

Our apartment is on the Tomebamba river and at present we have purchased it for rental with a view to living in it ourselves later this year.

Continually we meet new and interesting people both local and expats. The language is still a problem but again people are generally very helpful.

Hasta luego

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A look at samothrace

A Look at Samothrace

How to choose your time wisely at Samothrace:

Samotrace is the area of France’s victory. Throughout this island lies the history of Northern Aegean Sea, where circa rest near 200 BC. Upon this monument is the beautiful Nike Angel, the goddess of the Greeks who is popular for her large wings.  Samothrace was lifted on to the islet, which it now rests at the forte that overlooks the Eminent Gods asylum. The sea is the main attraction, which Paris today still celebrates it arrival and history. Over the Galley, you will notice the goddess standing at the prow. The goddess resists the blustery tempests as you hold her arm up far above the ground. In BC during the second century, the history is memorable, since Paris has carved in stone, the memories of Rhodian. This is the regulated govern that set the mark for course plotting through the Byzantine Territory. The laws are outlined on sculptures, which pronounce the Justinian Codes of the antediluvian nautical laws in the Rhodes of the Sea Law of Rhodian. The laws focus on cargo. Rhodian sets the attitude for dynamic hangings that are foreshadowed on the Pergamum alter for liberation.

In this area is the Cyclade Islands where the Venus de Milo once visited in the BC era. The island has a cluster of islands. The Greek Islands consume 200 or more south islands around Aegean Sea. The Venus statue rests on one of these islands. This goddess marked the Aphrodite, representing the sea, nudity, Amphitrite, and Melos respected islands.

Amphitrite is the sea-goddess from the distant Greeks. This myth woman became a companion to the Poseidon. In addition, she became friends with Neptune’s wife. Melos is the Greek Islands through Cyclade. The island makes up 23-kilometers of engaging space. The island has a total room space at 58 square feet. Venus the sea-goddess walked this island, which today her memories rest at the Louvre Museum in Paris. Venus settled at this island in BC (1550) with the Phylakopi. Before this time, Dorian settlers destroyed the area. Athens again conquered the Island during the 400 BC era. All males at this time where annihilated. The island became a middle-of-the-road region during the war Peloponnesian. The native Lysanders’ gave the island hope, as it was reinstated. In time the island, become the rule from Crusaders who fashioned segments of the Naxos duchy.

When choosing to visit Samotrace plan a day of learning and enjoying the sea. If you plan to visit Paris, France, perhaps you may want to choose the tour guide packages. Some of the packages offer you a trip around the island, as well as tours through some of Paris’s top attraction areas. Few of the tour guide packages offer you a trip to Champs-Elysees, Sacred Heart at the Vendome Square Montemartre and the Place du Tertre. You also get a chance to visit the Arc de Triomphe, Trocaedero, the famous Eiffel Tower, and more. Most tour guiders will pick you up at your downtown hotel, escort you to various areas around the town and bring you back to your room once the tour has finished. You have a leisure tour, which takes you through the best areas around Paris. The bus will pick you up. The tour guide will tell you about Paris’s history while you take in the beautiful surroundings on tour.

Online you will find a wide array of tour packages to Paris. We encourage you to shop around, since some areas online are offering up to 75% off the packages. What a remarkable deal.

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