Apr 06

Big Ben – World’s Third-Largest Clock Tower in London

Big Ben is located at the north end of the Westminster Palace in London. Actually, the nickname Big Ben refers to the large bell of the clock tower, but probably a large majority of people would associate the name with the whole tower. The Big Ben clock tower is huge – its height of nearly 100 meters makes it the third highest clock tower in the world. The clock faces of the tower are more than 7 meters each in their diameter, and the interior volume of the tower is over 4600 cubic meters. There are 393 steps that one has to climb if one wants to go to the top of the tower by the stairs. The construction of the tower was finished in 1856, after 13 years of work.

Though the name “Big Ben” is quite commonly associated with the tower, it is actually the nickname of the large bell in the tower.

The reason for naming the bell “Big Ben” is not completely clear, but the most likely theory is that the bell was named after Sir Benjamin Hall who was the First Commissioner for Works. His name is found inscribed on the bell. An alternative explanation is that the name is based on the heavyweight boxer Ben Caunt.

Mar 10

Reasons to saunter the Annapurna Poon Hill Trek

The Trekking in Nepal comes in numerous packages andAnnapurna Poon Hill Trek is a 6 days trek where alongside with the splendid view of the mountain ranges from Poon Hill you get to visit the naturally rich share of the region. This trek hasconsidered as the best alternative as it is the perfect blend of reasonable time period and note worthy hallmarks. Referred as photographer’s paradise, Poon Hill Trek provides a panoramic view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Massif which makes it a flawless spot to capturepictures. The vibrantHimalayas’ beauty with their admirable ice caps is a treat to watch. Starting from the beautiful city of Pokhara renowned for its rivers and adventurous activities, this trek gives youthe panoramic view of the various mountain ranges like Manaslu, Continue reading

Jan 05

Ireland Vacations and Tours

Ireland is well known for rich and lush green pastures, timeless hillsides and beaches, and incredible architecture dating back hundreds of years. There are of course many ways to experience all of these wonders – from photographs to being up front and personal with the places, which is our very favorite. A true Ireland and Scotland tour is not complete without visiting the rich scenery on foot, which is why we recommend taking a walking holiday around the favorite sites. Why walking through Ireland, Scotland or Wales is better than Driving

When you drive through an area on a guided tour in a chauffeured car you will cover a lot of ground and might catch some nice “selfies” of yourself in front of monuments or beautiful scenes. However, when you’re walking, you get a deep sense of connection with the land under your feet as well as getting to take in the smells, sights, sounds of the land bringing you into a rich experience you will never forget. Continue reading

Dec 07

Dubai holiday apartments – Dubai self catering Breaks

Looking for somewhere to go on holiday this year? Why not visit Dubai ? We can provide you with a superb selection of Dubai holidays to cater for everyone. We provide you with an excellent choice of Dubai holiday homes that are located in tranquil and luxurious locations with the option of having the Dubai holiday homes furnished or unfurnished. Our selection of Dubai holiday apartments offer the perfect self catering breaks in Dubai for you and your family. If you are not one for self catering in Dubai we can provide you with an amazing range of luxury Dubai hotel apartments. The Dubai hotel apartments offer you absolute luxury mixed with splendour within the selection of high class hotels. Dubai is the only region on Earth to feature a six star hotel.

Dubai Vacation Homes is a division of the well known company of Edwards and Towers. Edward and Towers are regarded as one of the leading rental management companies offering Dubai holiday rentals and Dubai vacation rentals within the Middle East . Continue reading

Nov 26

The raw wilderness of the Everglades and Ten Thousand Islands

Exploring thousands of miles each year, your guide Captain Alex Saputo, is a dedicated naturalist who never tires of his craft. Originally from Michigan, he was introduced to the natural world by his parents, who were avid outdoor enthusiasts. His passion for the environment is evident the moment you meet him. With his calm demeanor and easy-going personality, you’ll feel at ease whether your deep on a jungle hike or walking a beach with your kids.

When I first visited the area in 1995, I was awestruck by the natural beauty and raw wilderness of the Everglades and Ten Thousand Islands. Believe it or not, it reminded me of the swamps near my childhood home, but on a much grander scale. Continue reading