Archive for March, 2013

Tsavo East National Park in Eastern Kenya

Tsavo East National Park in Eastern Kenya
Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya at 11,747 square kilometres. Tsavo National Park is divided into East and West. Tsavo East is larger than tsavo West, lies to the east of the Nairobi – Mombasa road. Its beautiful landscape and proximity to the coast make it a popular safari destination. The Park is home to most of the larger mammals, red elephant, Rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, pods of hippo,crocodile,... 

The Giant ALMA Observatory Inauguration

The Giant ALMA Observatory Inauguration
On 13 March 2013 the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the largest ground-based astronomical project in the world, was inaugurated. ALMA will explore the Universe via millimeter and submillimeter wavelength light. It is located in the Atacama desert of northern Chile, one of the world\’s best sites for observational astronomy. At an elevation of 16,500 feet above sea level. The scientific communities of North America, Europe,... 

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis
Francis was born as Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He is the 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church, elected on 13 March 2013. As such, he is both head of the Church and Sovereign of the Vatican City State. The 76 year old Argentinean is the son of a railway worker and is known for his humility. He reportedly denies himself the luxuries afforded to many Cardinals, taking the bus to work and cooking his own meals. He is the first ever Jesuit Pope and... 

Impressive Via Ferrata de la Grande Fistoire, France

Impressive  Via Ferrata de la Grande Fistoire, France
The Great Via Ferrata Fistoire is situated in the Alpes de Haute Provence in the town of Cairo, 25 km north of Sisteron, 1 hour and 30 minutes north from Marseille. This via ferrata is open all year. This track has been operating only since 1996. The route requires about 4 hours to complete with multiple bridges, expanses of steel cable and permanent steps aiding the hikers endeavoring to reach the summit 300 meters above the trailhead affording expansive... 

Jaguar at the 83rd International Geneva Motorshow

Jaguar at the 83rd International Geneva Motorshow
The Jaguar presented XFR-S, the fastest and most powerful saloon in the company’s history at the Geneva motor show. The XFR-S is available to order now, priced in the UK at £79,995. Also showcased was the stunning new Jaguar F-TYPE. To help celebrate the arrival of Jaguar’s first new sports car in more than 50 years, a unique cinematic collaboration has been created, produced by Ridley Scott Associates and soundtrack performed by Lana... 

Quebec City Winter Carnival 2013

Quebec City Winter Carnival 2013
Embracing winter with fun and a positive attitude. The festival’s events include a winter amusement park, with attractions such as skiing, snow rafting, ice sculptures, snow sled slides and outdoor shows. The origins of the winter celebration go back to the latter half of the 19th century, when the erstwhile French colony organised extravagant parties. The Quebec Winter Carnival takes place at various locations in Old Quebec. Kiosks and other... 

Extreme sports – Surfing the Volcano

Extreme sports – Surfing the Volcano
The Cerro Negro volcano is a big smoking hill in the northwestern part of Nicaragua, waiting to surf and toboggan down it. The volcano is only about 500 meters high (675 meters above sea level), but the ascent is steep and tough. The slope is a full 40° in places, and the ride is fast and hot. Cerro Negro is the most recent basaltic cinder cone to form in the western hemisphere. credit: Beth and Anth credit: Beth and Anth credit: Beth and Anth credit:... 
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