Archive for January, 2016

Botanical Garden Jardin de Balata, Fort-de-France

Botanical Garden Jardin de Balata, Fort-de-France
The Jardin de Balata is a private botanical garden located on the Route de Balata about 10 km outside of Fort-de-France, Martinique, France. One of Martinique’s best attractions is open daily. It is home to a staggering number of begonias, bromeliads, bamboo and about 300 different types of palm trees. Free-flying hummingbirds are often sighted. A suspended rope bridge and walkways provide a birds-eye view of the landscaped grounds below. credit:... 

Fuerteventura Island, Spain

Fuerteventura Island, Spain
Fuerteventura Island, one of the eastern Canary Islands, Spain. It lies in the North Atlantic Ocean, 105 km west of Cape Juby, Morocco. This volcanic island, the second largest of the Canaries, measures 100 km in length. It lies southwest of Lanzarote island, across Bocaina Strait. With year round sunshine and an average temperature of 20 degrees centigrade its equable dry climate and endless beaches make it the perfect destination for holidays of... 

North American Auto Show 2016

North American Auto Show 2016
The global automotive industry is headed to Detroit this week for the 2015 North American International Auto Show?. The Detroit Auto Show is also where we learn the winners of the prestigious North American Car and Truck of the Year awards. Dates and Times Early access for handicapped individuals 8 a.m. each day Enter at the Hall C Entrance only Saturday, January 16 – Saturday, January 23, 2016 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. (no admittance after 9 p.m.) Sunday,... 

Visiting Helsinki City, Finland

Visiting Helsinki City, Finland
Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is a seaside city of beautiful islands and great green parks. Officially, the area of Helsinki consists of 2/3 of the Baltic sea and 1/3 of land. The sea area is clustered by 315 islands Sweden’s King Gustavus Vasa founded Helsinki on the mouth of Vantaanjoki River in 1550 to compete with Tallinn for Baltic Sea trade. Helsinki is one of the coldest cities in the world. It does not receive sunshine for about consecutive... 

Lake Ingalls Trail

Lake Ingalls Trail
Lake Ingalls is a beautiful sky-blue lake surrounded by rust-colored crags and perched in a high basin with picture-window views of Mt Stuart. It lies deep within the Snoqualmie Region of the Cascades. The easiest access access to Lake Ingalls is from Teanaway River south of Blewett Pass. The 9-mile hike features a lot of elevation gain and some stellar scenery with lots of diversity. This trail leads you through a spring and summer bounty of flowers.... 

Gong Bei Temple in Taiwan

Gong Bei Temple in Taiwan
This century-old temple is also known as Hsiangong Temple. Its design includes Japanese and Chinese elements, and from the stage in front there is an excellent view. It is a popular scenic spot for Xizhi residents. credit: MiNe (sfmine79)  Read More →
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