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30 June 2010

Non-Gulf Beaches in America

The article “America’s 10 Most Beautiful Beaches Not on the Gulf Coast” offers an interesting list of America's not on the Gulf Coast beaches. Here is the quater from the article and their list:
...there are numerous other seashores to visit that offer the same scenic beauty – the only difference is that the non-Gulf waters may be a bit cooler.

  • Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
    The death place of legendary pirate Blackbeard contains more than three centuries of history and culture left behind by traders and sailors from all over the world. The village of Ocracoke – home to the 1823 Ocracoke Lighthouses and the century-old David Williams house – is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The breathtaking beach is protected by 20-foot high sand dunes, which cover miles of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
  • Ocracoke Island

  • Bahia Honda State Park, Florida
    Widely considered home to Florida’s most beautiful beaches, Bahia Honda State Park possesses soft sand and crystal clear water. It’s a snorkeler’s paradise because of the deep waters near shore, and kayaking and fishing opportunities are aplenty. The island boasts the highest quantity of colorful subtropical flowers in the Keys, including bay cedar, tiger lily and sea lavender. Silver and thatch palms ensure the beaches are authentically tropical.
  • Bahia Honda State Park

  • Hamoa Beach, Hawaii
    Towering sea cliffs surround this less populated section of Maui, where the currents are strong and the surf is dangerous. Swimmers are encouraged to test the waters in the summer and early fall when conditions are safest. Those who prefer to stay dry can enjoy a picnic on the shore while observing the lush greenery.
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Kailua Beach, Hawaii
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Hawaii
Kiawah Beachwalker Park, South Carolina
East Hampton Main Beach, New York
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Florida
Cumberland Island, Georgia
Coronado Beach, California

22 June 2010

Will I Win The Greatest Holiday In The World?

Radisson Blu Hotels, which are made up of more than 200 locations situated in all parts of the world, will offer their hospitality for 365 nights to one fortunate person who wins the competition they are holding. The only thing the contender has to do is to answer a question “Why do you deserve to win the competition?”

The task is very simple. You have to write the essence of your answer on the competition homepage for all visitors to see. It’s similar to many popular programs today. After that, you can add the complete explanation of your idea, photos, You Tube videos and choose 4 dream hotel locations that you would stay at if you won. Be sure to write a real e-mail address because you have confirm it to be accepted. That’s all. Now, if you collect more votes than the other competitors do, you win. Don’t worry, you personally can call all the world to vote your answer! You can even vote yourself once a day!

Your Greatest Holiday becomes nearer if you make a video about your dream and post it in You Tube. Every week a Creativity Award is given out, and allows it’s winner to pass a weekend in a Paris Radisson Blue hotel. Your video has only to be funny, romantic or creative to participate on the Award’s voting. And it will help promote your main entry. Don’t forget to add the address of your page to the video to allow all visitors to vote for your work!

I added my dream only some hours ago and have not had  time to promote it elsewhere. I was absolutely sure nobody will vote my answer. To control what was my situation, I opened “All Candidates” page and wrote my name. So great was my surprise when I saw 3242 votes with only 4071 of the maximum! I am not so far from the greatest holiday in the world , my friends! Vote for me! 


The winner gets 365 hotel nights to spend at over 200+ Radisson Blu  hotels over a 5 year period.  Visitors to the Radisson site vote for entries, and the most entries by the July 24th win the grand prize, it is that simple! Note: You must be either an EU citizen, or a citizen of Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland to participate to enter this competition. But anyone can vote!

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16 June 2010

Vacation With Your Love? You Are Warned!

Do you love your partner and plan to pass a splendid wacation with him/ her? Choose your aim with great attention! Some cultures are not so tollerant to the lovers as in Europe, for example. There are countries where you will not only pay a fine for a kiss in public place but in some cases they will throw you in a prison for it. Here you will read advices about the laws and behaviour for lovers.

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Indonesia. Kisses in public places -from $33 till 10 years in prison.
Dubai. One couple payed $570 and 6 months of detention for a public kiss in 2009. An other couple in a car -$3000 man (drunk), $545 woman
India. A "Scandinavian" woman swam naked in a holy lake.
Indo-China. Russian tourists decided to take photos of the sightseeings ...being naked.
Rumania. Don't take sun topless if you have more than 60 years.
Different countries (among them some towns of Italy) men have to wear bathing suit when women can remain topless (but you have to control the local laws before you go on the beach!).

Do you know other cases?
Help me to make the complete list!

11 June 2010

Toad Safari in Australia

As you know, Australia isliving an other terrible oppression: there are millions and millions of toads there. There are 420 toads of the weight of 160 g for every resident of this continent. (non the species n the photo)

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If you like safaris and want to help the Australians, you can take a tour to visit this country and ask the touroperator to help in the national park to gather them.

They organize these "safaris" in the night. The persons walk in the fields and pick up the toads in the sacks. After that they are frized and transformed in fertilizers.
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