Thursday, 24 November 2016

The waterfall with the biggest drop in the world

The angel waterfall in Venezuela is not the global most famous waterfall, but its drop height is the biggest in the world: 979 meters; the scenery is also very unique, it's best to see it from the air. The Animation movie: UP Michael Giacchino was shot here.

5 hours by boat to the foot of the mountains from Canaima City, then climb mountains for more than 2 hours, the mountain trail is rugged, difficult to walk, above all, there are a lot of mosquitoes, once bitten, maybe the tumescent bump eliminates after 3 months. The angel waterfall looks very spectacular, water drops, flying apart, a vast expanse of water mist.

Must go in summer (July, August or September), it’s necessary to take a pair of waterproof shoes, raincoats, waterproof camera, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, cold-proof clothing and waterproof plastic bag – and of course, drinking water and food.

The pictures are from Link 1 and Link 2.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Courtyard Festival

In Cordoba Spain, no matter kings and nobles, or ordinary people, are keen to decorate their courtyards.

From May Cordoba welcomes the most beautiful holiday: Courtyard Festival which is a flower festival, many pots of Geranium will be hung in the courtyard and streets, everywhere are flowers, if the front door reads "patio", you may enter to enjoy this beautiful courtyard.

The Vienna Palace with 12 beautiful courtyards has a history of more than 500 years, has won numerous awards in local courtyard competition, known as the garden museum. Additionally Cordoba has also a famous flower alley where flowers always flourish at all seasons, everywhere is colorful flowers, the air is rich with a delicate fragrance.

The pictures are from here.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Windy city

Where has the strongest wind speed in the world: Wellington, what you feel first isn’t beautiful harbour and busy streets, but strong wind, and it isn’t to blow for a while, but blow every day. a real Windy city.

Here No matter when and where, you may hear wind, and your hair is always flying. In order to protect pedestrians to walk in strong wind, local government installed many ropes in the streets, you must grasp the ropes to walk, otherwise you'll be blown away!

The Windy city is very ancient, in AD tenth Century Maori people had settled here. Now it's the capital of New Zealand. If you want to challenge wind speed, must come !

The pictures are from here.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Best 10 places to watch whales in the world

Where are the best 10 places to watch whales in the world?

1, The Azores: from Apr. to Sep, may see the largest mammal animal—whale, rent a boat to arrive on any one small island, the best viewpoint is Pico Island.

2, USA Cape Cod: a small fish village 180 kilometers far from South Boston, mainly fin whales and humpback whales, from Apr. to Oct.

3, The West Indies, Dominica: well known for the beautiful coral and attractive hot springs, the most common are sperm whales and killer whales, from December to next June.

4, Hawaii, Every winter, this tropical island with clear water and blue sky is very suitable for watching whale, humpback whales in groups swim into the North pacific, the best time is from December to next April.

5, New Zealand, Kaikoura:  may watch sperm whales all year round, from December to March is orcas; in June and July is humpback whale; Besides may also encounter rare pilot whale, dolphins, seals and seabirds.

6, Africa, Hermanus: the best place to watch right whale, every July, from cliffs can see broad sea area, here even offers benches, telescopes and so on.

7, Mexico Los Cabos: in early Dec, gray whales will swim to this warm gulf for mating and reproducing, then leave in next Feb.; so visitors have the opportunity to see the whales’ honeymoon and their babies.

8, Quebec: mainly the unique endangered North Atlantic right whales, now less than 350, also has lovable white whale. Need to hire a local whale watching boat.

9, USA Orcas Island: Washington State's largest island -- the orcas island, in the spring and summer, gray whale and killer whale will swim here.

10, USA San Diego: Must not miss the wonderful performance in local ocean world, Gray whales every winter will pass through the Santiago gulf, more than 50 foot long... absolutely an extraordinary experience.

The pictures are from here.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Ancient houses on cliff wall

These cliff wall houses in Beijing's outskirts, have complex structure and ingenious design. It’s said  to be excavated by a tribe during 581 AD to 907 AD, in a quiet valley less than 10 meters wide, nearly 100 thousand square meters of steep cliff wall are covered with various sizes of 117 cave rooms. As a result, tourists keep coming.
These cliff wall houses or cave houses are connected with each other through stone steps and stone ladders, very orderly.  Each cave house is about 1.8 meters high, most has three bedrooms, but only 1 bedroom has windows.  The biggest cave room is about 20 square meters, whereas the smallest about  4 square meters, equipped with stone beds, stoves and closets and so on. Different cave rooms have different functions, with a stone bed are for people, with a manger are for horse...
Besides one cliff wall house similar to ancient palace, has 4 stone pillars supporting the roof, and 2 small bedrooms on both sides, not only very tall and spacious, but owns excellent indoor lighting and fine carving...  why did ancient Chinese live in a steep cliff wall? because no definite historical records, it's still a mystery!

The pictures are from here.