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Where can i travel in chad

Where can I travel in Chad?

Traveling to Africa is usually a sensitive matter to some people. Not every one looks forward to traveling her mainly because of its reputation with famine, poverty and war. Well, Africa has much to offer the traveler and the beautiful landscapes and attractions will invite you to want to see more. Chad is a particular country of interest, officially known as the Republic of Chad it’s a landlocked country in central Africa. It has a total population exceeding 10 million people and the official languages here are French and Arabic. You can get in by plane with Air France that has daily flights from Paris. Despite having a reputation for civil warfare, Chad has a lot of things to see and do. Start at N’Djamena, Chad’s capital, the Avenue Charles de Gauelle is waiting for you to explore it. It’s populated with embassies and colonial houses which show evidence of lasting European influence in Africa. The Musee National N’Djamena also makes an interesting visit despite having lost some of its artifacts. The Grand Marche is the liveliest spot in N’Djamena that hosts vendors of books, foods and crafts. The Chad National Museum and the Chad Cultural Centre are new additions to the cultural attractions and they feature the Chadian culture and national traditions. The city of Fada offers the interesting geological formations and the Guelta d’Archei is its most famous. The Gala Brewery is also a point of interest, located in the city of Moundou; it produces one of Chad’s most popular drafts. It’s also responsible largely for Moundou’s excellent nightlife reputation. Talking about nightlife, enjoy live dancing and music where there is an increasing number of night clubs in Moundou and N’Djamena. The Pari-matches takes place on most weekends in the capital: group of women hire bars and sell drinks all day. Chad has an excellent crafts industry. Buy a couple of souvenirs for yourself with items like camel-hair carpets, all kinds of leatherwear, embroidered cotton cloths, decorated calabashes, knives, and pottery and brass animals. N’Djamena offers just a selection of restaurants that serve mainly French and African food. You will also find European cuisine at some restaurants. You tend to find cheap restaurants and dining cafes outside the capital. The national specialty likely to get is peanut sauce over rice often eaten in Southern Chad. Meat dishes are very popular in Chad, and foreign travelers speak highly of the meat (particularly lamb). Drinks vary from traditional to international and you will love Chad’s excellent beer, Gala widely available in the capital. Karkanj is also another traditional beer made from Hibiscus flowers. There are several good accommodations in Chad and most are located in the capital. There are some small hotels at Sarh, a modern hotel complex in Zakouma National Park and various small hunting hotels in the southwest. Lake Chad, after which the county is named, is the second largest wetland in Africa and also serves as a beautiful site. Another popular attraction is the desert landscapes of Ennedi, and the Emi Koussi – found in the Sahara; it’s the country’s highest peak. Chad country might be a little dangerous but with an expert guide you will enjoy the warmth of the locals and the diverse attractions within the country. The broad, arid plains in center, desert in north, mountains in northwest, and lowlands in south give visitors what to expect in this war torn country.

Beach vacations for winter

Beach Vacations for Winter

During the winter months, finding a beach vacation spot can be a little difficult. It does not have to be, which is where this article will really come in handy. Below, you will find some resorts that offer a unique twist to your winter beach vacation.

1. Molokai Ranch and Lodge

On a white sand shore on the tiny Hawaiian island of Molokai, guests will stay in comfortable yet unique tents. Each double unit canvas bungalow sits on wooden platforms, offers queen size beds in one unit, twin beds in the other, solar powered lights, and a private bathroom with hot water showers.

The Molokai Ranch and Lodge offer over 54,000 acres, including seaside cliffs with very lush valleys. The outdoor activities here include sea kayaking, cultural hikes, mountain biking, and horseback rides. For the kids, the lodge offers nature walks, horse stables, tidal pools and Hawaiian arts and crafts.

2. Grand Wailea Resort and Spa of Hawaii

Long ago, a big swimming pool was enough to make guests happy. Now days, resorts compete in water activities such as lagoons, waterfalls, water slides, and even lazy rivers.

The Grand Wailea Resort offers several attractions, such as the 4,580 square foot Hibiscus pool, and the 25,700 square foot Canyon Activity pool which is great for families.

3. Atlantis Resort of the Bahamas

In the amazing water fun department is the unique Atlantis Resort and Spa on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Along with the beach, the Atlantis has eleven swimming pools, Mayan Temple water slides, and lazy river rides. The Atlantis also boasts an amazing marine habitat, with exhibit lagoons that house more than 50,000 sea animals.

4. Club Med Punta Cana

Over the last several years, the Dominion Republic has been working very hard to establish itself as a destination for families, with many all inclusive being built. This location has all the perks of a tropical resort plus stand out features that include kids programs, and other attractions that make Club Med Punta Cana one of the most unique beach vacation spots in the entire world.

5. Virgin Islands

The US Virgin Islands National Park is a very unique vacation spot with white sandy beaches, and lodging in comfortable tent cottages.

As with the Molokai Ranch, guest cottages are built on platforms and designed to be both attractive and comfortable. Each one has a sleeping area, bed linen, towels, kitchen utensils, stove, ice cooler, and even a private deck.

Water sports for the area include kayaking, wind surfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. There is also an outdoor restaurant and a food store for those who want to cook from the privacy of their own room.

Explore the black forest

Explore The Black Forest

Most people have heard of the Black Forest, but not everyone has had the privilege of visiting the area. It can be found in the south western corner of Germany, and it holds many delights for those who are lucky enough to pay it a visit.

One thing that many people realise when they do finally see it is that it doesn’t live up to its name. This is a good thing, since its name has connotations of dark and dreary places, and the forest itself is very far from being anything like that.

Instead you will find some stunning scenery and the constant need to have your camera ready and able to shoot some great pictures. Be sure to get a photo or two of some of the inhabitants of the Black Forest should you see them in their traditional dress. They don’t wear this all the time, but it is quite a stunning sight to see.

The dress worn by the women is dark brown, with a white blouse underneath and a hat that has to be seen to be believed. It has a number of red pom poms on the top. And if this all sounds a little familiar it is because the much loved dessert, Black Forest gateau, is based on this traditional dress. So the next time you tuck into a slice, think about how it came about!

What can you see in the Black Forest itself? Well, you could spend an entire holiday here because it is more than 120 miles long, with a width of more than 35 miles. Within this area there are several mountains, the highest of which is the Feldberg, which is just short of 5000 feet high.

If you want to take home a souvenir of your time in the Black Forest, one of the best things you could buy would be an authentic cuckoo clock. There are many craftsmen who have made their home and business in the Black Forest, and they have many different cuckoo clocks for sale.

As you might expect from a mountainous area, you will find many valleys here as well. The whole area should really be called the Green Forest because it looks so lush and healthy. You can explore the many villages and buildings that are found in clusters in the villages, and enjoy the feeling of being in another time.

Indeed this is one of the most stunning things about the Black Forest. Many of the towns and villages here are hundreds of years old, and they seem to have changed little in the intervening years.

One of the best ways of getting around the Black Forest is to go for car rental Stuttgart. You can hire a car for a week or more if you wish, making it easy to see as much of the famous forest as you possibly can.

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Cities and sights to see on an oman holiday

Cities and Sights to See on an Oman Holiday

Oman at a Glance

Oman is by no means a stereotypical holiday destination. With its vast gravel desert plains, its mountain ranges stretching along the coasts, crystal clear seas and ancient cities, this is an undeniably unique destination, and an Oman holiday is an exciting experience.

Oman is situated in South West Asia, on the coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Your holiday in Oman will see stark comparisons between the beautiful beaches and warm waters on the coast, and the gravel deserts inland. The area used to be covered by the sea, leaving fossilized shells waiting to be found in the deserts and on the coast.

Oman has four major cities: Muscat, Matrah, Sur and Salalah. Each city offers its own attractions and atmosphere, making for a varied Oman holiday.

Multi-Ethnic Muscat

Muscat is the capital city of Oman, and lies in the North East, bordered by the Arabian Sea and the rocky mountains of Western Al Hajar. The landscape is interesting, with volcanic rock lining the Gulf of Oman coast, and desert vegetation covering the land. An Oman holiday in this area offers a range of interesting activities.

The Qurum Nature Reserve is situated in Muscat, where you can learn more about the unique vegetation in this dry region. For some insight into the Hindu culture of Muscat, there are two temples which you can visit, both a Shiva and a Krishna temple; and for a bit of culture and history, there are a number of museums which you can explore.

The Seaport of Matrah

The city of Matrah is located within the province of Muscat. It is one of the largest seaports in the region, and was the former centre of commerce in Oman. A holiday to this city could give you an idea of Omani culture and trade, and there are some interesting sights to see too.

Pay a visit to Souq Muttrah, a traditional bazaar. You can buy the local crafts and enjoy the cultural experience of this community market. Another place worth seeing is Sour Al-Lawatiah, a small, traditional community of houses surrounded by an ancient wall.

Sail on a Dhow in Sur

Sur is the capital city of the Ash Sharqiyah region in north east Oman. Holidays including a visit to this city are of interest to those fascinated by the history of dhow building in this country. The city lies on the coast of the Gulf of Oman, and it was established primarily as a major dhow building town. Throughout the history of this city, locally-built beautiful wooden ships would set sail from Sur across the sea to China, India, Zanzibar, Iraq and many other international destinations.

A Tropical Escape in the City of Salalah

From June to early September, this city becomes a hub of activity, fairs and festivals. People from across the Persian Gulf flock to Salalah in summer to avoid the extreme and harsh heat in their own locations, seeking refuge in the tropical climate of this part of Oman. This period is called ‘Monsoon season,’ and the town’s population nearly doubles during this time. An Oman holiday to Salalah during Monsoon season will involve attending the local fairs, and the well-known event, the Khareef Festival at Ittin. It also a fantastic destination at other times of year with luxurious resorts to enjoy.

Salalah enjoys a tropical climate for most of the year, with summer temperatures reaching 40˚ and winter temperature only dropping as low as about 22˚.