Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Most Mysterious Places Of the World

According to experts mysterious sites around the world were created by ancient civilization with the help of advanced knowledge and technology and that possibly can be more advanced than our current one.  Some do not believe that there was any so much advanced ancient civilization on earth and ancient astronauts who came down from heaven handed all of the superb knowledge down to us.

Most of scientists do not believe on up stated ideas they try to explain ancient enigmas on the ground of religion and ritual.

According to Discovery Channel there are 3 places, which are the Most Enigmatic Places in the World. But aside from that there are so many other places around the world that capture our imagination because they seem to be so mysterious.


Stonehenge is one of the most popular mysterious places in the world.

It’s a megalithic monument on the Salisbury Plain in Southern England. It’s composed of 30 upright stones, which are called sarsens, each stone is ten feet tall with more 45 tons weight; they are aligned in a circle with 30 lintels (each lintel weight is 6 tons) perched horizontally atop the sarsens in a continious circle. Inside the outer circle there another circle composed of similar stones and constructed in same fashion.

There are so many great monuments around the world now question is that what is so special about Stonehenge? Who built this? Is it was an astronomical observatory, a religious site or something supernatural?  There are no exact answers for these questions.

According to some experts Druids built Stonehenge, but they can’t tell about the builders. It was constructed between 5,000 and 3,000 years ago, from that it’s easy to know that it was built before that the first metal tools were invented.

Apart from that who built this stone monument, but that anyone can understand that in its construction thousands of people were involved. Dragging huge stones from Marlborough Downs, 30 Km to the south of Stonehenge that is remarkable achievement and amazing feat of engineering.

Stonehenge is even mentioned in Arthurian legend that names Merlin as the engineer.

Another interesting thing is that Stonehenge is built on such angle that the sun rising over the horizon appears to be perfectly placed between gaps in the megaliths.

Nazca Lines

Nazca Lines the excellent group of geolyphs in the world located in Nazca Desert, between the towns of Nazca and Palpa on the Pampas de Jumana in Peru. Engraved on the surface of the desert pampa sand about 300 figures made of straight lines, geometric shapes and pictures of animals and birds. All these engraved drawn images on the desert can be seen only from the air.

There are three mysterious features about Nazca Plateau:

·        The straight lines in the pattern of crossing lines in all directions are many kilometers long.
·        Many of lines form geometric shapes like angles, triangles, bunches, spirals, rectangles, wavy lines, etc.
·        Those lines form animal patterns also.

It is believed that the people called Nasca drew these lines but how they created this wonder of the world no one had explained. As the Nazca lines cannot be viewed except from the air it is assumed that the Nazca people had never seen their work from this vantage point.

Easter Island

Easter Island, which is called Rapa Nui in local language, is located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean and it’s under control of Chile government.

It is small, hilly, treeless island of volcanic origin.  It is one of most isolated inhabited territory on earth but this aspect is cause of its fame, the thing which makes it apart from any other place on earth is its hundreds of megalithic human like statues that face inland from the shore. These statues are called moai.

Approximately all moais are carved out of compressed, easily worked volcanic ash. In these moais largest ones weight is 165 tons and its height is almost 22 meters.

It really looks mysterious that on a barren island how these mega statues were carved? Who built these and why? And how such gigantic statues were carved?

Scholars are unable to answer these questions some suggest that Easter Island inhabitants, the Rapanui who were came from Polynesia.

Easter Island is also known as Te-Pito-O-Te-Henua, meaning “The Navel of the World” and as Mata-Ki-Te-Rani, meaning “ Eyes Looking at Heaven”.

Monday, October 10, 2011

How to Save Money on Luxury Vacation?

Every vacationer likes to travel for less surely also think for saving money on a luxury vacation, and then question comes in mind but how, where and what is the way to save money for a luxury vacation?  Well its possible to save money for a luxury vacation, there are so many ways to save money while traveling and staying on luxury places.

Here are the some simple tips from which you can easily save money for a great luxury vacation.

How to plan a luxury vacation?

For going on vacation plan it for off-season. Because of that you can get better deal on luxury vacation accommodations. There are so many benefits for going on vacation like there won’t be any crowded resorts and beaches and you will enjoy truly your vacation. The air tickets gets so much cheaper in off season so you can save hundreds for flying to your favorite destinations like Europe, the Caribbean, Paris and the emerald isle of Ireland.

Spring vacation season is from April to May or till 1st week of June. So you can plan your off season vacation in September or at beginning of October.

Internet Best Source for Planning Vacation

The Internet is best source to find out the luxury hotels on beautiful locations, which offers luxury discounts. There are so many sites for hotel booking and travel packages. The sites give you full and complete information and rates of per night stay. For example if you plan a luxury vacation in Las Vegas there you can stay at luxury hotel with casino for as little as $89.

London, England will be a great place for vacation there you can stay in any 4 star hotel for only $69 that’s an off-season price of hotel while its $102 in season. There are so many facilities, which are provided by hotels. The all information along details is easily accessible on Internet. That’s why Internet is best source for planning a vacation.

Coupons and Codes

Another way to save on luxury travel is to get online coupons and online codes. There you can also find luxury hotels like Hyatt and Hilton. They also offer codes for Beaches and Sandals resorts among many others. On website you can easily click on any hotel, villa, resort or condo which you likes, there you will see the discounts which are waiting for you.

Luxury Airfare

It’s easy to find luxury airfare. You can inquire from airlines or ask any travel agent for a Y-up. Y-up deals are first class tickets that you can get at discounted rates. There are no requirements for Y-up tickets. For that help of a professional travel agent is always best. Though travel agents takes fee but they gives you best information about luxury hotels and airfare savings.

So that’s the simple tips from which you can have a luxurious vacation with plenty of saving which gives a relaxing peace of mind with not a heavy burden on pocket.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Highway from Hell (Lena Highway)

As there is a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. So before watching pictures down read few words before also so that you can know what is that muddy way? Where it’s located?

This is Russian Federal Highway and it is between capital city Moscow and Siberian city Yahutsk. This muddy swamp road is called Lena Highway and its 600 miles long. This road is parallel to the Lena River on the final leg to Yakutsk.

Though it is federal Highway, but it’s not the Highway, as u can see from pictures as you haves, in my opinion it called highway because it makes people’s BP high and vehicle down in mud.

Its not like that Russian Government is so poor to make a concrete road there, there in pictures you can see its dirt road, and naturally its on such surface that concrete road cant be made on that. In winters it gets frozen and makes and excellent surface, those vehicles can run on it at speed of 70 Km/h. But in summers with any significant rain it becomes a mud swamp, which often swallows the whole small vehicles.

It is said that this road melts down to 1 meter every summer from 2 to 3 months mostly in July and August and that makes it impossible to build a usual concrete or asphalt road. Though Russian Government had tried but cant succeeded.

But this is true that Siberian city Yakutsk is always cut off from world in much time of summer. Yakutsk is only accessible through boat or plane. Though we are in 21st century but still Yakutsk is far from world. People there living is poor and suffering and this road makes their sufferings more in summer because they cant afford a plane to fly out and back in summers. I read that in a story about flood caused by Lena River it is said in that Yakutsk even don’t haves railroad. That means in summers Yakutsk is almost inaccessible except boat of plane.

Once a car was trapped on that boggy road for days, as witnesses told hunger and lack of fuel is big problem on this road even a woman given a birth to a child in a public bus, she was riding in that because no ambulance possibly could get to her. Because of hard conditions people are afraid to come for rescue. There is a report of construction teams who refused to go on site because on their last visit the people who were stuck there for days beat them. Lawlessness is common on that road usually people break the locks on the trucks to get food, warm clothes.

On Lena Highway to drive safe fuel, food, firearms and steel tow-line cables are needed mostly during the rainy days.

Though Russia is infamous for bad roads but this Highway can be called easily HIGHWAY FROM HELL.

The Deep Sea Vents

A volcano erupts in the black dark night on a remote part of the Planet. Thick plumes like black smoke are coming out from it. The terrain temperatures rise to 600o F while it comes out from the magma blankets; deep cracks formed around the volcano and superheated water seeps from them.

Though the magma is deadly for the local habitat but they don’t evacuate the area. The water is hot but thousands are able to thrive in a seemingly hellish habitat.

This volcanic eruption that has been going on for weeks is not the typical volcanic activity. It’s happening at the deep-sea vent more than 8,000 feet below the surface of the ocean.

Deep-sea vents are given different names such as deepwater seeps, deep-sea springs, and hydrothermal vents. These vents are usually found at the bottom of the ocean and are created by volcanic and tectonic activity in the areas where huge hostile plates are converging or spreading apart. Magma ejects lava along the margins of these plates most of time slowly but some times with such ferocity that it creates instant lava lakes. The thick black smoke in fact is a plume of metal rich, superheated water billowing out of the silt and sediment covered gray and white under water volcano chimney.

The seawater gradually seeps into the vents under thousands of pounds of pressure per square inch, before returning to ocean it is superheated and filled with manganese and other minerals. This discovery helped the scientists to theorize that each drop of seawater circulates through the earth’s crust, by way of the vents, every 10 to 20 million years. The discovery of the vents revealed that only the rivers did not drop all of the minerals in the sea.

The vents in Deep Ocean first were discovered in 1977 at Galapagos rift. The vents were found in the depth of the ocean where sunlight doesn’t reach, these vents are only visible in the floodlights of a manned submersible such as Alvin. This is three-person submarine that can descend 12,800 feet below sea level.

Though the creatures found near the vents are not the most beautiful but according to scientific perspective those are the most fascinating of all the world’s underwater wonders. Marine biologists have an opportunity to study a food chain that functions without sunlight at the geothermal vents. Before that most biologists believed that only sunlight through photosynthesis could support life on Earth. But at the vents life begins with bacteria that metabolize hydrogen sulfide and in turn bacteria becomes food for the other animals in the vent community.

Almost 300 species of life are found near the vents from them the best documented life forms are the red tipped tubeworms, which are the 12-foot tall creatures whose 300,000 tentacles strain food from the water. While on other hand the shallow ocean tubeworms have only dozen or so tentacles and grow only a few inches long.

In other species at vents there are blind crabs and shrimp, which don’t need to in a lightless world, live among octopuses that eat crabs and mussels.  The other attractive residents include pink vent fish, sea cucumbers, sponges, and brittle stars, flowerlike animals that use their fine appendages to anchor themselves to rocks.

In Pacific and Atlantic Oceans several vents had been discovered and so many are hidden a mile or more below sea surface. Scientists believes that studying the life near the vents specially about the bacteria can give clue about the beginning of the life on the planet Earth millions of years ago.