Red Bay, up the rugged coast of Labrador, is one of Canada’s newer UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Awarded the UNESCO status in 2013, this sheltered bay was once a thriving whale fishery, driven by the demand for whale oil used for lighting and manufacturing in Europe.
Between 1530 and the early part of the 16th century, Basque people from Spain and southern France would travel over in the spring, setting up what was the world’s first industrial scale fishing industry, producing what was believed to be up to 20,000 barrels of whale oil during peak years. By the early part of the 17th century, whale numbers had been decimated, thereby ending Basque whaling in Red Bay.
Since 1977, underwater exploration has revealed four sunken 16th century whaling vessels in the Red Bay Harbour, along with several smaller boats.
If you can hack the heat, it might be time to book yourself a summer holiday to one of Morocco’s most beautiful cities.
IF you’re after sunshine and culture then look no further.
Morocco’s Fez has got it all…
Explore the medina
The old city is nicknamed the “Athens of Africa” and its 9th-century medina is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Take a guided tour of some of the 9,700 pedestrianised streets to see the incredible mosaics of Bou Inania Medersa and El Glaoui Palace, and peer through the engraved wooden doors of Al Quaraouiyine, the world’s first university dating from 859 AD. Half-day tours cost from £40.
Then sip mint tea at the cafe of the 18th century Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts, entry £1.60.
Later get a hilltop selfie on the top of Al-Qolla while visiting the remains of the Merenid Tombs.
Agreed! That I am also one of those people who are fascinated by the idea of walking into Lourve ‘ (and also one of those who probably don’t know the correct pronunciation of this name)just because it’s in Paris and walking in those Boston and Philly “Museums of history”holding hands with someone I love.. But wait! Let’s take a step back look around us.We are the freaking history creators long before the West rose to power. Not that any nations’ history isn’t great but we have been there since like the start of civilization. This was the idea to stop procrastinating and visiting Ajanta and Ellora, one of the UNESCO world heritage sites.
So one fine Saturday I caught the bus to Ajanta (in Aurangabad) from Pune for 500 bucks –reached early morning and waited a couple of hours for the caves to open.
There are numerous ways to enjoy the rains but nothing can beat the thrill of going on a trek and rediscovering yourself amidst misty mountains. Hills get concealed with lush greenery and the panoramic view during monsoons is just mesmersing.
If exploring the formidable hills in India is on your list, here’s a list of 5 most amazing monsoon treks for your travel bucket list
1) Laitlum Canyon, Meghalaya: Laitlum Canyon gives you a bird’s eye view of Shillong’s magnificent landscape. Located in the East Khasi Hills, this destination overlooks breathtaking gorges and mist-shrouded cliff that plunge into the exquisitely beautiful valley below. It’s important to know the local guidelines before the trek as the terrain can be a bit difficult to manoeuvre.
You might have guessed by now that I have a deep and very real love for everything Canadian. It’s beautiful countryside, literally the friendliest people, piles of delicious bacon and one massive space to explore, with Nova Scotia being no exception!
This eastern province is perched on the dramatic Atlantic coast, offering some of Canada’s most beautiful sights, an abundance of amazing cultures in its cities and enough natural landscapes to satisfy even the most seasoned traveller…
…and don’t forget Halifax, the capital, which offers cultural and historical sights that you can soak up as well!
1.) Visit Cape Forchu Lighthouse
Around 10 km, or so, from Yarmouth (not to be confused with Great Yarmouth in the UK) – this gorgeous lighthouse is a must see when in Nova Scotia.
Heading to China? Read on to find out about 10 best things to do in Beijing.
Beijing city is the capital of the People’s Republic of China. The name Beijing means Northern Capital, and it intended to distinguish the town from Nanjing, which was the Southern Capital.
It is a hustling and bustling capital city, with a population of about 21,5 million people. It is the second largest city by population in the World after Shanghai. It is the nation’s cultural, educational and political center.
The Beijing Capital International Airport is the second busiest in the World since 2010. The subway system of the city is the longest and second busiest after the subway of Shanghai.
Scientists will look into the heart of Surtsey, an island created 50 years ago by a volcanic eruption.
Geologists and biologists are about to pierce one of the world’s youngest islands: tiny Surtsey, which was formed by a series of volcanic eruptions off Iceland’s southwestern coast between 1963 and 1967. Next month, the team plans to drill two holes into Surtsey’s heart, to explore how warm volcanic rock, cold seawater and subterranean microbes interact.
It will be the most detailed look ever at the guts of a newly born oceanic island. “Surtsey is our best bet at getting a detailed picture of this type of volcanic activity — how ocean islands start to form,” says Magnús Guðmundsson, a volcanologist at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Rock Shelters, the Bhimbetka, is a pleasant delight. It is absolute fun to walk the rugged path of rocks showing beautiful depictions of painting from the pre-historic times. The rocky terrain is full of sights of craggy cliffs and lofty mountains surrounding you. Besides, you learn, how early humans interacted with nature, animals, and shared their social life expression in raw fashion by using colors on rocks.
Nestled among the Vindhyachal ranges of Madhya Pradesh is Bhimbetka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a drive surrounded by lush greenery of dense forests is this rocky terrain with natural cliffs and soft rocks display.
It has archaeological records dating back to the end term of the 18th century and was completely discovered in 1947. It was noted to be a Buddhist site earlier by the local adivasis.
In celebration of receiving the 2017 Skytrax Airline of the Year award, Qatar Airways has launched global promotional air fares to show their appreciation for its passengers.
From now until 31 July 2017, book your air tickets to enjoy these promotional prices. Promotion is limited for travel until 31 March 2018.
Yet to plan your next vacation? Check out these exciting and exotic destinations Qatar Airways has launched or launching to this year!
Dublin is teeming with culture, charm and architecture. Home to poets, artists and novelists, including Oscar Wilde, the city is among the most welcoming in Europe, and offers exquisite cuisine and superb shopping. Beyond the effortless style of its monuments and buildings, Dublin offers breath-taking natural beauty in its coastline, countryside and mountains.
Halong Bay means “the descending dragon,” and is one of Vietnam’s most stunning attractions—there is no way to describe it other than purely breathtaking. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Natural Wonder of the…