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Top 15 World’s Strangest Airports

If you ever watched Discovery and the World’s biggest airports you were surely amazed with the rush they have. In opposite, the airports on this list are so much different since they are small, remote and hard to get.

Gisborne Airport, New Zealand

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This North Island airport is one of the few in the world that has a railway line running through its runway. Both the railway and the airport are active, so lets hope they are precise about their scheduling.

Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, Saba Island

Blink and you might miss it. With only 400m in length, this Caribbean island has the shortest commercial air strip on the planet. Obviously, this tiny runway is only suitable for small aircraft.

Courchevel Altiport, France

This airfield high in the French Alps is a convenient yet treacherous drop-off point for wealthy skiers at the chi-chi Courchevel slopes. In fact, there are ski runs no far from the 1,762 ft (537 m) mountaintop runway. Frequent fog, snow, ice and low clouds make it even more extreme. You’ll want to make sure your small plane or helicopter pilot is well trained.

Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Nepal

If you’re planning on trekking to Mount Everest, chances are you’ll arrive via this small Nepalese airport in Lukla. It has a short runway with a 9,334 feet (2900 meter) drop off the edge. Not for the faint of heart.

Agatti Aerodrome, Lakshadweep, India

This 4000 feet long island runway doesn’t leave much margin for error. A few more inches, and passengers are going to be swimming sooner than they bargained for.

Barra International Airport, Scotland

Barra International Airport, on a remote northern island in Scotland, has the only beach runway for scheduled flights in the world. At high tide, some of the runways are underwater.

Gibraltar International Airport

Winston Churchill Avenue, a major thoroughfare, intersects the airport runway in Gibraltar. This is one red light you don’t want to run.

Gustaf III Airport, Saint-Barthélemy

This runway is so tiny, only planes with a maximum of 20 people can land here. That helps keep St. Barts an exclusive upscale Caribbean haven for the rich and famous.

Kansai International Airport, Japan

With land at a premium in Japan, they decided to build this major airport on an artificial island offshore in Osaka Bay. If its ocean setting doesn’t give you chills, its also regularly subjected to earthquakes, typhoons and storm surges. Oh, and the island is also sinking. This airport’s construction and constant reinforcement makes it the most expensive civil works project in modern history.

Madeira Airport, Portugal

The previous airport on this Portuguese archipelago was notoriously challenging due to its short runway surrounded by high mountains and the ocean. So, they extended it with an impressive – yet frightening – platform supported by 180 columns off the edge of the land.

Narsarsuaq Airport, Greenland

This runway is short and sweet whether you’re coming or going. It is considered one of the world’s most challenging approaches. Pilots have to fly up a fjord known for its turbulence and wind gusts.

Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport

A pair of grave makers are embedded into Runway 10 at this airport, in remembrance to the Dotson Family who use to own the land. One of the graves dates back to 1857. The law states that next of kin need to authorize the moving of family graves, and when they couldn’t be located, the airport engineers let them be.

Wellington Airport, New Zealand

This airport in New Zealand’s capital city has a short runway, so only smaller aircraft can land there. It’s known for turbulent landings due to the channeling effect of the Cook Strait creating gusty winds.

Princess Juliana International Airport, Saint Maarten

This beachside airport on the Dutch side of Saint Martin is right across the street from Maho Beach. It is known for its extremely low-altitude flyover landing approach, and tourists flock here to experience the rush of the planes overhead. Definitely one of the craziest airport runways you got to see to believe.

Ice Camp Barneo, North Pole

This snowy strip not far from the North Pole is open for just 4 weeks per year. Built on a drifting ice base, it’s a fully functional runwaysuitable for cargo planes like the Antonov AN-74. Perhaps Santa Claus uses it too.

The 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

For some reason, abandoned places always fascinated me. There is something about the places that were so active sometimes, with tons of people working and moving around to present time when you can only find remains and abandoned place with nobody around. Since i was so interested about those places, i spend some time and created a list of top 33 most beautiful abandoned places all around the world. In case i miss some, or you are unable to see your place in the list, do let us know bellow in comments and we will include it…

Christ of the Abyss at San Fruttuoso, Italy

Kolmanskop in the Namib Desert

Abandoned dome houses in Southwest Florida

The remains of the SS Ayrfield in Homebush Bay, Australia

The abandoned Wonderland Amusement Park outside Beijing, China

Fishing hut on a lake in Germany

Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay

The Kerry Way walking path between Sneem and Kenmare in Ireland

Pripyat, Ukraine

15th century monastery in the Black Forest in Germany

Kalavantin Durg near Panvel, India

The remains of the Pegasus in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica

Angkor Wat in Cambodia

The Maunsell Sea Forts in England

Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, England

Częstochowa, Poland’s abandoned train depot

Sunken yacht in Antarctica

Abandoned distillery in Barbados

Hafodunos Hall in Llangernyw, North Wales

1984 Winter Olympics bobsleigh track in Sarajevo

Craco, Italy

Russian military rocket factory

Abandoned mill from 1866 in Sorrento, Italy

Cooling tower of an abandoned power plant

House of the Bulgarian Communist Party

Abandoned city of Keelung, Taiwan

Lawndale Theater in Chicago

North Brother Island near New York City, New York

Abandoned Blade Mill, France

El Hotel del Salto in Colombia

Asuncion, Paraguay

The Tunnel of Love in Ukraine

Nara Dreamland in Japan

                               

Top 10 Most Beautiful 2015 Fireworks from all Around the World

Just as any other year, 2015 is welcomed with the beautiful fireworks. Each and every Country and city have it’s own culture and show. For 2015 celebrations we collected the top 10 fireworks shows from all around the world.  let’s start with the first one:

 

1. Australia

 

2. London

3. NYC

4. Disneyland

 5. Munich

6. Moscow

7. Hong Kong

8. Seattle

9. Paris

10. Dubai

Beautiful Mount Moran Landscapes



Mount Moran  is a mountain in Grand Teton National Park of western Wyoming, USA. The mountain is named for Thomas Moran, an American western frontier landscape artist. Mount Moran dominates the northern section of the Teton Range rising 6,000 feet (1,800 m) above Jackson Lake. Several active glaciers exist on the mountain with Skillet Glacier plainly visible on the monolithic east face. Like the Middle Teton in the same range, Mount Moran’s face is marked by a distinctive basalt intrusion known as the Black Dike.

Mount Moran is a massive and impressive mountain which would make it attractive to mountaineers. However, the comparative difficulty of the approach to the climbs makes it a much less popular climb than the Grand Teton and other peaks to the south. No trails to Mount Moran have been maintained for over twenty years, and any approach overland requires a great deal of bushwhacking through vegetation, deadfalls and bogs along the perimeter of Leigh Lake. Instead, most climbers choose to canoe from String Lake, across Leigh Lake and then pick their way to their respective route; but even this may require some overland route finding. As a result, most climbs on Mount Moran tend to take several days even when the technical portion of the climb is comparatively brief.

The first ascent of Mount Moran was made on July 22, 1922 by LeGrand Hardy, Bennet McNulty and Ben C. Rich of the Chicago Mountaineering Club via the Skillet Glacier route. The Skillet Glacier still provides perhaps the easiest and most direct route to the summit and is rated 5.4. As the name implies, most of the climb is on the steep snow and ice of Skillet Glacier, and an ice axe and crampons should be used in the ascent.

The most popular route up Mount Moran is the CMC route, named for the Chicago Mountaineering Club. The CMC is rated 5.5, and ascends the east face just south of the Black Dike. The CMC climbs good rock and is essentially free of snow and ice. It also has the advantage of a good camp high on the flank of the mountain.

The Direct South Buttress route, rated 5.7 A3, is recognized in the historic climbing text Fifty Classic Climbs of North America and considered a classic around the world.

     



The Best Places to Visit in India this Summer

There’s an electric feel about India that attracts tourists in their millions every year, and with its vast landscapes and amazing monument cities, holidaying here has never been more popular. No matter where you travel to in India, you’ll be presented with a culture so diverse and inspiring that you simply have to experience it to understand the country. Stretching from the lush greenery of Kerala to the mountainous Himalayas, India is a huge country, and with over one billion people filling its lands speaking over 200 languages, it one of the most diverse places on earth. If you’re thinking about taking a trip to India this summer, let’s take a look at some of the best places to visit.

Kerala Backwaters

One of the most tranquil and beautiful chain of lagoons in the world, the Kerala Backwaters are a much loved tourist destination in India. Located in the Kerala state, they can be found running beside the Arabian Sea coastline, and house a variety of wonderful marine life, from frogs and aquatic crabs to water birds and turtles. The number of holidaymakers renting houseboats and experiencing the lagoon has risen exponentially over the last few years, so before it gets that little bit too commercialised, make sure you visit the Kerala Backwaters this year.

Lake Palace

Originally it was a summer palace built for Indian royalty back in the 18th century, however now it stands as a luxurious 5 star hotel and one of the most impressive places to stay in all of India. The Lake Palace Hotel is able to offer tours and trips of the surrounding towns and cities, and they even operate a boat take takes customers to Lake Pichola – wonderful day out for all the family. If you’ve even seen ‘Octopussy’, the James Bond blockbuster, then the Lake Palace Hotel was used to film many scenes in the movie.

The Virupaksha Temple

Built in the 7th century, the Virupaksha Temple can be found in the city of Hampi. Its origins were humble, starting out life as a small shrine. Throughout the reign of many Vijayanagara rulers, it grew into a huge complex, offering millions of worshipers a place to pray all day and all night. Not only is it one of the oldest temples in India, but the fact that it is still functioning is a great tribute in itself. If you’re looking for a cultural experience like no other on your trip to India this year, make sure you visit the Virupaksha Temple.

Palolem

Goa is a wonderful city full of vibrant people and amazing landmarks, however the most impressive attraction of them all is its natural bay. Surrounded by beautiful woodland, and with a gently sloping beach looking out onto the tranquil ocean, it is wonderfully untouched by commercialisation. There are no shops or restaurants here, which undoubtedly spoil the view, so if you want some peace and quiet during your time in India this summer, be sure to take a trip to Palolem.
To ensure you get the best deals on your flight to India, be sure to go online and check out cheapflights.com.au. With a variety of discounted airfares just waiting to be snapped up, make your holiday even better by saving some money this year.

Popular Casinos in Vegas

One of the most well-known places to enjoy casino gambling is the American city of Las Vegas. Visitors to the city can find numes casinos, most within walking distance of one another. In fact, many of them are strategically located along an area known as the Strip. With so many casinos to visit, gamblers will have a tough time deciding which ones to visit. There are a few that stand out as casinos that should not be missed while on holiday.

The Mirage is one of the popular casinos found in Vegas. When it was built in 1989, it was the most expensive casino ever to have been built. The great expense went into the details of the casino’s design. The gold windows that are such a focal point for the Mirage do not get their gold hue from paint but rather from actual gold dust used when building the casino. Expect to find a nice assortment of casino games here with daily poker tournaments.

Another casino known for its opulence is the Bellagio. Here guests can find extreme luxury and class. The casino offers an extensive variety of casino games, similar to the online roulette you would find at an online site. This makes the Bellagio one of the top casinos in the city. Its impressive fountains offer a light show with perfectly
choreographed music.

Circus Circus is a whimsical take on a casino. Using a circus theme, this casino has been open for over 45 years now. There are over 40 table games on the floor. The casino is well known for its varying shoe blackjack games. Players can opt to play at tables that use either one, two or six deck shoes. Another unique part of the blackjack games offered here includes a blackjack game that will pay out 2/1 for any blackjack hand. This is much more than the typical 3/2.

Las Vegas What Happens Here, Stays Here

Bright lights, various entertainers, big money casinos: these are only a few things that make up an iconic destination, Las Vegas. Las Vegas is filled with excitement, helping that stressed out businessman unwind and receive whatever he desires. Now, Last Vegas is celebrating the decade-long advertising campaign, “Las Vegas What Happens Here Stays Here” with not only its own recognition, but the recognition of a brand new story called “History of Friendship”. It is about two men who decide to travel the gorgeous, fun-filled city, with one being the “Vegas Enabler”, and the other one being enabled by his friend. Learn more at www.LasVegas.com.

 

Many people are pleased with the idea. “The ‘What happens here, stays here’ campaign strikes an emotional chord with consumers who relate with the notion of adult freedom,” said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). “The campaign has evolved from giving visitors permission to live their fantasies, to a celebration of those who facilitate these experiences – the ‘Vegas Enabler.’ Everyone should have a ‘Vegas Enabler’ in their life, that person who encourages you to let your hair down, and the new campaign applauds these people.”

This post was sponsored, but opinions are my own

Aescher Hotel in Appenzellerland , Switzerland




Appenzellerland is region in north Switzerland  close to the St. Gallen. The Aescher Hotel is old rustic hotel that offers wooden interior and world’s best view on Canton of St. Gallen. In case you were planing to visit some of the Switzerland main attraction like Geneva, Zurich, Basel, Lucerne or any of the beautiful natures this country offer, do not miss the Aescher Hotel in Appenzellerland!



Holidays in Magaluf: The Best of the Sundown Shenanigans

Holidays in Magaluf – you know they mean barmy bevvy business, good and proper. There’s nowhere quite like Magaluf. While many of the clubbing capitals around the world invite clubbing keenos to go utterly bonkers on their shores, this Balearics beauty really knows how to turn things up a notch.

As well as the strip, there’s plenty of evening action to get stuck into while you’re on your summer session.

School Disco

Knee-highs, pleated skirts and pigtails at the ready, there’s nothing better than a good ol’ school disco. Expect some retro classics pumping out from the 70’s to the 90’s and everything in between. School disco night in Magaluf is all about the carefree fun – get your freckles on and get on it.

Pirates Reloaded

Shiver me timbers, it’s time t’ eat, drink and have fun at Pirates Reloaded, the late night showing of the family dinner show. Get ready for an impressive performance complete with a bold and brassy Captain and his crew. Awesomesauce evening fun.

Red Lion Boat Party

Do it just like those Inbetweeners boys. That’s right, this is the very boat party that featured in the The Inbetweeners Movie film. Yes, it’s meant to be Malia, but they lied, it was Magaluf, and now you have the chance to get your groove on too, with a cheap on board bar, live DJ, and plenty of party rocking.

Silent Arena

It’s totes hilare and you know it. Dancing to your choice of track while your mate rocks out to a completely different track, in a club, in silence? The whole concept is totally off its nut, but that is why we love it, and that is definitely why this event cannot be missed.

Book clubbing holidays in Magaluf online now. Sessions made simples.

New bars in Toronto you have to visit once

Toronto is a truly immense city, covering no less than 600 square kilometres. Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, it is also an incredibly beautiful city. Most of the city is fairly modern with a breathtaking and iconic skyline.

Toronto is an up and coming city, it is known for its cosmopolitan feel and is ethnically diverse. Recent figures suggest that almost half Toronto’s residents were born outside of Canada. There are plenty of bars and restaurants representing and serving this diverse community and some of them are quite unique. If you are planning a trip to Toronto, then you simply have to visit one of the city’s new bars.

Bars in Toronto are more than simply bars. They are a destination in their own right and something completely different from your local pub or wine bar. When it comes to a Toronto bar, atmosphere and quality is key. Whether you want to enjoy a live music venue or the perfect cocktail, or both, there is a Toronto bar to fit the bill.

Quirky

Many of them have really quirky names too. Try for instance, ‘No one Writes to the Colonel’. This is a cool bar, retro, swanky and sophisticated it is located in what was an old Doctor’s surgery in the Bathurst area of the city. It is a very welcoming bar, run by locals and offers a comfortable environment in which to enjoy your Toronto Bar experience.

Nestled away in Toronto’s Kensington Market area, is a little bar called ‘Cold Tea’. The name comes from the not so secret code word for an after hours ‘lock in’ in many of the city’s Chinese Restaurants. The bar may not look too salubrious from the outside and it is indeed quite dark inside but it has a good reputation for great dim sum, good cocktails, cold beer and great live music.

Staying in chic Kensington, the rather inappropriately named ‘Poetry Jazz Café’ offers the glitz and glamour to go with their incredible drinks menu. Although the bar does lack poetry and it isn’t a café, the jazz part is bang on the money. Regularly featuring some incredible live jazz bands, this is the place where the cool people hang out! The décor is completely vintage and stepping through the door is a step back in time. This is a real destination bar.

Sublime

Simply named ‘Cocktail Bar’, this is arguably THE place to go if you are looking for the best cocktails in town. The exterior is unassuming but the interior is cool and chic and beautifully lit imbuing the place with an ‘underground’ and elicit feel. Here, the quality of the drink really matters. The bitters used to create many of the cocktails is made in-house and the drinks are a little more pricey than in ‘Cold Tea’ for example, but the quality tells.

Situated on Lower Ossington, ‘Yours Truly’ is the place to go if you are looking for hip and trendy. Casual and laid back with a great dining menu as well as an exciting cocktail menu including both classic and unique ‘signature’ drinks, this is the place where fine dining meets fine cocktails.

 

Once you have been to a Toronto bar, you will never look back. It is a way of life and visitors to the city can have great fun experiencing as many of these destination bars as possible.

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