Drive Safely in the Rain

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Drive Safely in the Rain

Safety should always be the most important component of driving. It does not take much for an accident to happen and it often happens suddenly, making an accident unavoidable. However, that does not mean that accidents are not preventable. There are many instances where driving becomes more dangerous, such as when driving in the rain. A vehicle can very easily slip off the road when there is a lot of rain coming down or accumulating on the road. It is up to drivers to take the initiative in order to drive safely in changing weather conditions. Prevention is the first step in driving safely regardless of what you are faced with.

The first thing that you should ensure that you always do when driving is to follow the posted speed limit. We have all heard the repetitive commercials and ads about how speed is a killer. That is because it is the truth. Speeding on a clear sunny day can be incredibly dangerous so it is only understandable that it would be even more life threatening to do so on a rainy day. Follow the speed limit at all times to keep yourself safe along with those that you share the road with. 

Drive according to the conditions. If the weather is extreme and it affects the roads and your visibility, slow down and even pull over if need be. Poor driving conditions should affect the way that you choose to drive. If you have reduced visibility because of hard rain, slow down significantly so that you can improve the distance that you can see. If you really cannot see at all then you need to find a way to get off the road safely. Pull over until the weather improves. It will be worth the wait when you make it to your destination in one piece. 

You should always have some good windshield wipers on your car. They might not sound like something that are all that important but it can make a huge difference. There are many different types to choose from so select one that states that it is guaranteed for rain. Poor wipers will have you wishing you had replaced them when the rain does start, so do it before it gets to that point. Getting effective wipers does not have to cost a lot of money. Most department stores carry a wide variety so find something in between so you know the quality will be decent. 

Keep your car regularly maintained with new tires to have better traction on the road. Old and worn tires are going to put you at a larger risk of incident. Having good tread on your tires will improve the way your car handles when going through a puddle or driving on slippery surfaces. It does not take much for your car to hydroplane if there is a lot of water on the road. You have no control in a situation like that. Maintain your vehicle so that you can maintain control while driving in the rain.

Prague Architecture

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Prague Architecture

Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, is widely considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with preserved examples from all periods of its history and belongs among the most visited cities on the continent. Situated on the River Vltava in central Bohemia, Prague has been the political, cultural, and economic centre of the Czech state for over 1100 years. The city proper is home to more than 1.2 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of over 1.9 million.
Prague was developing as an important centre where Czech, German and Jewish cultures met and mingled. Following the establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic in 1918, Prague became the metropolis of the new country. It experienced a growth of its territory and a great architecture boom.
Known as the “golden city of spires,” Prague in the Czech Republic has architectural splendours that span a thousand years. Prague is your introduction to the Medieval, Baroque, and Renaissance buildings. 
For most of its history Prague had been a multiethnic city with important Czech, German, and (mostly Czech- and/ or German-speaking) Jewish populations. From 1939, when the country was occupied by Nazi Germany, and during World War II, most Jews either fled the city or were killed in the Holocaust.
Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, Prague has become one of Europe’s (and the world’s) most popular tourist destinations. It is the sixth most-visited European city after London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin. Prague suffered considerably less damage during World War II than some other major cities in the region, allowing most of its historic architecture to stay true to form. It contains one of the world’s most pristine and varied collections of architecture, from Art Nouveau to Baroque, Renaissance, Cubist, Gothic, Neo-Classical and ultra-modern.
Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. According to Guinness World Records, Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world. Nicknames for Prague have included “the mother of cities” (Praga mater urbium)”, “city of a hundred spires” and “the golden city”.
Centuries of construction gave rise to an exceptional integrated architectural complex, unique in the world as regards its size and concentration of cultural heritage. Different architectural styles mingle and intertwine here, and their symbiosis creates the city’s unique atmosphere. The most valuable part of the city’s centre was declared the Prague Heritage Reserve in 1981, which was included in UNESCO’s world cultural heritage list in 1992. 
Prague is the seat of the top-level legislative, administrative and political bodies of the country – the parliament, government, and president. The most important social, cultural and educational institutions reside here. The city is the entrance gate to the Czech Republic. You can admire here all the architecture treasure.

The History and Attractions of Whitby

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The History and Attractions of Whitby

On the North Yorkshire coast of the United Kingdom, you will find Whitby. In Whitby there are tourist areas like Filey, Scarborough and Ravenscar as well as quaint, picturesque villages in the south. Whitby became world famous by Captain James Cook, who was a well known explorer during the 18th century.
There is a port there that is small and used for fishing. It used to fill up so much with boats, years and years ago, that there wasn’t much water! You can explore the towns and visit some lush areas, as well as picnic areas that are wooded. In Whitby, ship building is traditional and there is also a merchant collier called HM Bark Endevour. View ship and boat models that are extremely intricate by visiting this location.
You can take a small lane and follow it to the quay side, which is bustling with business. If you go to the east cliff you will find what is left of Saint Hilda’s Abbey. There is a Yorkshire river that will pass you by called River Esk, which is filled with salmon. You can easily find a resort to stay in that will provide you with a lot of fun.
Just 200 steps from Whitby is the churchyard of Saint Mary which is where the book, Dracula, by Brahm Stoker was based. Goathland is where Heatbeat, the hit TV series, was made.
Prepare yourself because you will find that there are unpredictable waters that can get pretty wild. The Whitby Gothic Weekend is celebrated with a festival done by the Goths, two times every year. The heritage listings of the United Kingdom includes this portion of the coastline.
Even currently, one of the top tourist attractions is the Ruins of the Abbey. You can stroll around the ruins and take in the English heritage. There are folk tales that are based on the church of Saint Mary’s.
You can take the Valley Esk route on the Whitby railway to get to the church. In the summer, they extend their hours and run more trains so that people can reach their destination.
The majority of the charm of Whitby is hiding out in the nooks and crannies of the town and not in the obvious places like the harbor and seafront.
There are strong family units that live close together in these small areas of this town filled with alleyways, private courtyards and cobbled streets.
There are many museums that celebrate Whitby’s history, like Captain Cook Memorial Museum.
There is the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, as we have mentioned.
There is the Whitby Museum.
Another example is the Whitby Heritage Centre and Archive.
And then there is the Whitby Jet Heritage Centre.
The Victorian Whitby Museum is another great example.
You and future generations will be able to get a good idea of the historical value of this old and unique town because of all of the documents, artifacts and photographs.
You will find working models, toys, fossils and artifacts from centuries ago at the Whitby Museum which is located in Pannett Park, a beautiful place for families to visit.
You can find all the information you would wish to learn about Cook’s voyages at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, like maps, artwork and letters, along with ship models, so that you can get a true feel for his adventures. The Captain Cook Memorial Museum was noted as the best small visitor attraction when it won the Yorkshire Tourist Board’s White Rose Award because of its unique collection of artifacts.
Whitby Shopping
You may find your own surprises by exploring the streets of Whitby that are ancient and cobbled. There, you will find unique shops, pubs and cafes that are more than cozy.
There are so many treats lurking behind every corner, like the last smokehouse of Whitby that sells fresh kippers and Sandgate’s sweetshop that is filled with every candy that you could imagine. Go down Henrietta street to the last row of cottages to find the Fortune family’s smokehouse and enjoy the harbor while doing so.

East Africa Safari ,The Beauty Sorrounded By Trees & Flowers,tourists flight

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East Africa Safari ,The Beauty Sorrounded By Trees & Flowers,tourists flight

Do you know that East African wildlife has the variety of features like,mammals,reptiles,insects ,trees & flowers that make it beauty and greener?If not then you have the pleasure to learn about trees & flowers found in East Africa both on the Coastal Region, The National Parks,in plantations ,Nyika Plateaus,on mountains,in semi-arid areas,on islands,lakes,rivers,marshy grounds,swamps,damps,rocky and hillsides .These flowers and trees are differentiated with their appearance,size,and the areas ,that the enviroment favours them.

There are different types of Trees & Flowers found all over East Africa as below,

BOobab

Almost unmistakable ,with its swollen trunk and thick root-like branches.Some specimens have trunks measuring 9m or more in diameter reaching a height of up to 18m.During the dry season they bear no leaves but at the onset of the rains they develop a dense canopy.They bear white flowers about 15cm wide and develop oblong, woody fruits up to 30cm in length. The structures of the trunk is  fibrous andd holds a certain amount of water when no surface water is available. At these times Elephants often inflict considerable damage in search of moisture as relief from the drought conditions.

Yelllow Barked Acacia/Fever Tree

A reasonably common species easily recognised by its yellow/green bark colour. It is usually to be found along the banks of rivers and streams and in areas of damp,marshy ground. Early explorers of the region associated the tree with their developing ‘fever’ hence the name . Infact the ‘fever’ was due to malaria transmitted by mosquitoes that principally inhabit the damp areas favoured by this tree.

Flat Topped Acacia

There are some 1,200 species of acacia distributed across the tropical and warm temperature regions of the world. The Flat Topped Acacia is afamiliar sight in grassland areas of East Africa ,its spreading canopy providing shade for many savannah animals. A native tree found over much of Africa and the Middle East, it produces profilic amounts of fruiting pods that provide much needed fodder for animals in dry areas. A medium sized tree growing to a height of around 15m in suitable areas.It is extremely drought resistant and can survive in dry semi desert areas with low annual rainfall. Under these conditions it may only grow to a height of a metre or so.The flowers are white andd grow in small clusters,they have a very aromatic smell. In some regions of Africa the Flat Topped Acacia is the main species collected by local people for firewood and for charcoal production. In some areas of Tanzania this species has been severely reduced by Elephants that strip and eat the bark.

Whistling Acacia

An abundant small bush armed with long white spines and adorned with blackish galls the size of small golf balls.The galls,each of which has several small holes leading to its hollow centre,are inhabited by colonies of aggressive CREMATOGASTER ants, which form mutually beneficial partnership with the acacia. The bush offers housing for the ants by way of the galls and the ants provide protection for the acacia by swarming over any browsing animal and inflicting upleasant  bites to the lips and tongue. Despite the presence of the ants and the sharp spines, Giraffes often browse unconcerned at least for a few  minutes until the ants begin to bite home,thereby encouraging the individual to move on elsewhere.

Sausage Tree

A widely distributed tree in wet savannah areas and along water courses at altitudes below 1,850 m. A substantial tree growing to a height of about 9m, the flowers are trumpet shaped , dull red in colour, about 12cm in length and posses a rather unpleasant smell. The flowers hang on cord-like strings and bloom during the night,falling to the ground during early morning. The fruits are large and hang on the tree like long sausages , hence its popular name. The fruits are not edible but are used for medicinal purposes in some areas. They reach lengths of 60cm and can weigh up to 7kgs.

Candelabra  Tree

A succulent tree common in some areas of the Rift valley . A large forest of Candelabra Trees can be found in Lake Nakuru National Park. They grow to a height of 15m .The trunk is short and thick nd forms a solid base from which spread a multitude of branches that resemble the shape of candelabras.

Flame  Tree

Originally discovered in Madagascar in the early part of the 19th century , this beautiful tree has since been cultivated in tropical regions throughout the world. Growing to  a height of around 15m and flourishing at altitudes below 1,500 m , this tree creates a stunning sight when in full flower. The flowers, which appear before the leaves develop, are rich scarlet red and grow in dense clusters . A  decidous tree that sheds its fern-like leaves at the onset of the dry season, having flowered andd developed long brown seedpods.

Date  Palm

Common throughout much of the region in the hotter drier areas, usually to be found along the banks of streams and rivers. Arab traders first introduced the Date Palm to the region as asource of food. Growing to a height of 20-50m , the slender trunk iscrowned with 30-40 pinnate leaves up to 4m in length. There are in the region of 40 different cultivated varieties of Date Palm throughout the tropics, the fruits of which ripen at different times of the year . The leaves are used in the production of baskets and mats.

Doum Palm

One of the easiest palms to identify, being the only one having branches which divide regularly into two.They often reach heights in excess of 15m. The fruit is orange/brown in colour and about 8cm long. It is not edible by humans but is eaten by elephants that are, to a great extend, responsible for seed dispersal.The leaves of the Doum Palm are used in weaving of baskets and mats.

Coconut Palm

Some mystery still surrounds the original home of this species, but it is  assumed by many to have drifted on ocean currents from South America to colonise the African shores . Growing to a height of around 30m ,the slender trunk is usually swollen at the base and is crowned with 20-30 pinnate leaves reaching up to 6m in length.Restricted in distribution to coastal regions the Coconut Palm is extremely salt tolerant and can live for up to 100 years , producing 50-80 fruits each year. The fruiting nut provides a valuable source of food and drink in some areas as well as the outer husk fibres providing material for rope making,matting and house thatching.

Jacaranda

An original native of Brazil  this tree can now be found in parks,gardens and city centre avenues over much of the region. They grow to aheight of 10m or more and have fine fern-like leaves which they shed during the dry season. The flower after the short rains blossoming into a mass of delicate bell-shaped violet blue flowers, which grow in clusters.

Bottlebrush Tree

Originally from Australia these very ornament trees have beeen extensively planted in parks and gardens throughout the region. It derives its name from the numerous red flowers arranged around a stem in the shape of a bottlebrush . They produce woody fruits that are disc shaped . They can grow to heights in excess of 7m.

Candle Bush

A comparatively small shrub reaching a height of around 3-4m at most. It has a rounded shape and bears very handsome erect spikes of yellow flowers giving the effect of a candelabra bearing numerous canddles, hence its common name. It is commonly found along roadside verges and woodland edges over much of the region.

Sisal

A native plant of Mexico imported to East Africa by early settlers and extensively cultivated for the manufacture of twine and rope. Although not cultivated to gthe same extend today it can still be found in parks and gardens and along roadside verges. It has elongated leaves up to 1.5m in length that have sharp spines at the tips and grow in a circular formation at ground level. The flowering spike,which erupts from the centre of its cluster of leaves,grows to a height of 6m and bears branches of yellow flowers.

Aloe

There are in the region of 60 Aloe species to be found in East Africa.Volkensii is tall, growing up to 6m in height. It has grey-green leaves forming a rosette at the top from which branch spikes of red flowers. They are found at altitudes upto 2,300m, usually on rocky ground.

Frangipani

Originating in the West Indies this familiar small tree is often found in parks and gardens throughout the tropics.It has a distinctive shape with regular branching . The flowers are variable in colour including pink,white and yellow and are strongly scented.The petals are arranged in an overlapping fashion, reminiscent of an open fan. It is thought to have been named after the French botanist Charles Plumier who first described it during his travels in the Caribbean in the 17th century.

Desert Rose

An indigenous succulent scrub or small tree of dry areas and rocky hillsides throughout much of the region  at low altitudes. The trunk and branches have a swollen and slunted apppearance and bear very attractive pink flowers about 5cm across.The sap is very toxic and in the past was used by local people to impregnate arrowheads.

Bourgainvillea

A very attractive and common native shrub of Brazil found thoughout  East Africa. It is thorny shrub often forming dense hedges in parks and gardens and is amass of the most colourful bracts which  range  from purple to crimson,pink,red,white and yellow.

Pyjama Lily

This very attractive plant has long tubular flowers that are pink and white striped, giving rise to its popular name Pyjama Lily .The leaves are grey-green in colour. It is a reasonably common plant of open grasslands at altitudes up to 2,700m.

Fireball Lily

This superb lily appears soon after the first rains in areas of open grassland and savannah ,on rocky hillsides and forest edges at altitudes up to 2,200m. The spectacular red flowers are carried on a single stem and as many as 150 individual flowers can be found in one spherical spike which can be 20cm in diameter. Once the flowers have faded and died the thick upright leaves appear.

Sodoms Apple

There are around 50 species of solanum to be found in East Africa :incanum is very common along roadside verges and on areas of waste ground. It is quick to colonise recently excavated ground.It is a very  tough shrub with fearsome spines on the stems and stalks. It bears flowers that are blue to mauve with yellow centres that measure around 15mm across. The fruits take the form of hard yellow balls which although edible are rather bitter.

Leonotis Nepetifolia

There are 9 species of leonotis to be found in East Africa,L. nepetifolia is very common over most of the region, flourishing along roadside verges. A plant growing to 1.5m with spherical clusters of orange flowers growing at intervals along the plants woody stem. The individual flowers, of which there are many on each cluster,are about 25mm in length.

All the mentioned species of  Trees & Flowers are found in East Africa for you to have a scenic safari you can use A Private Charter Fixed Wing Or Helicopter. East  Africa inhabitants are farmers and they own big plantations of maize, sugarcanne,cassava,millet,finger millet,flowers,potatoes,soyabeans,pyrethrum,sunflower which earns them foreign exchange when they export them.There are Major International Airports to serve these purpose in Uganda, Entebbe International Airport,Tanzania, Daresaalam International Airport ,Kilimanjaro International Airport andd Mwanza while in Kenya Jomo Kenyatta International Airport,Eldoret International and Moi International Airport for cargo and freight flights all over the world.You can do aerial survey and photography of  The Great Rift Valley in Kenya,Ngorongoro Crater and  Oldonyo Lengai In Tanzania and Karuma Falls ,Kabalega in Uganda.

You come as a visitor and you get to discover area of investments with you bussiness and gives an opportunity to use you holiday as abussiness venture, what a great deal!East Africa is comprised of many bussiness opportunities which when visiting can take advantage to learn more and even invest. There are mining sites in Tanzania ,Geita  85 miles North of Mwanza .

We have companies providing both commercial flights and private charters all over East Africa ranging from Bussiness Jets,Beechcrafts, Caravans,Helicopters,Small piston engine aircrafts.Especially Kenya and Uganda is the gateway for flights to the war troubled South sudan,Democratic Republic Of Congo and Chad.United Nations and Ngos have their Regional offices located in Kenya and Uganda for the Eastern and Central Africa operations.

All you need, safaris,wildlife,flights,investments  are all available in East Africa.

Plan a Trip Using Travel Magazines

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Plan a Trip Using Travel Magazines

Plan a Trip Using Travel Magazines

Travel magazines can help you plan your own trip from beginning to end. You can easily plan your own trip using all the information you find in travel magazines. It helps if you understand how to use travel magazines to plan your trip, though.

Knowing the best tips for getting the information you need and how to plan out your own trip will make the whole process easier on you. Planning your own trip let’s you save money and design a trip that suits your needs perfectly.

Search for a Destination

Before you can even start drawing up the plans for your trip you have to know where you want to go. Travel magazines are the best place to look for information about almost any destination you could ever dream of visiting.

There are different types of travel magazines that you can use. If you know what area you would like to visit then you can choose a travel magazine that focuses on a specific location. For example, if you know you want to go to Florida then use a Florida travel magazine.

You can also find general travel magazines that cover destinations all around the world. This is a good idea if you really have no clue where you want to go on your trip. You can learn about all different types of locations, from tropical beaches to snowy adventures.

Gather Useful Information

Travel magazines will help you to gather useful information once you select your trip destination. Travel magazines offer information from reviews to contact information to pricing. You can get information about restaurants, sights, lodging and travel.

You can usually get all the information you need to plan the budget for your trip and your daily schedule. You can gather information about pricing and get phone numbers so you can verify the prices for when you will be going. You may even find some discounts just for being a magazine reader if you let people know you got their information from a specific travel magazine.

Finalize your Plans

Once you have gathered all of the information you need from travel magazines you can finalize your plans. Make travel arrangements, book lodging and finalize your itinerary. Do not forget to also buy tickets that you may need to get into attractions or events.

With travel magazines you can easily plan your own trip without the need to get a travel agent. It really is rather simple if you put travel magazines to good use. They can provide you with all the information you need to plan a great trip that you will remember forever.

Marbella

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Marbella. Jewel of the Mediterranean for Culture Lovers

Marbella is at the heart of the Costa del Sol and a favorite of most Spaniards.  It is a great spot to visit during their annual fair in June, La Feria de San Bernabe.  Though the feria will likely take up most of your time, take a moment away from the feria frenzy and catch a glimpse of Marbella as it really is. Rich in history and beauty, you will find beautiful parks and gardens, plazas filled with sweet smelling orange trees, Moorish decorations on preserved facades, art and ancient castles and churches scattered throughout Marbella.

Whether you stay in a four star hotel, a villa, a hostal or camp and whether you are on your honeymoon or family vacation, you will find everything you desire in Marbella.  You can take a leisurely dip in the Mediterranean and after stop in at the closest “Chiringuitos” (cafes on the sand) where you can get delicious grilled sardines, Spanish style!  Minutes away, you can lose yourself walking the labyrinth of charming streets of whitewashed houses and shops adorned with colorful pottery and floating arches of bouganvillae.  You will feel as if you have stepped back in time, to the time when the

Marbellas origins date all the way back to 1600 BC, when it was founded by the Romans and called “Salduba” as a trading post and agricultural settlement. In the year 711 the Moors invaded and conquered much of the Iberian Peninsula and under their rule Marbella became a prosperous town called “Marbi-la”, of which it remains today.

There are many worthwhile sites to take in while in Marbella……..that is, if you can be torn away from the sun, sea and sand!  You can visit many historic structures in town, such as the Baroque style 18th C Incarnation Church and tower which was part of the wall that used to surround the town; the Plaza de Naranjas where many important buildings are located – Town Hall, Magistrate’s House, Santiago’s Chapel and the town’s first Christian temple. 
You can also visit a Castle, Saint John’s Chapel built in Mudejar Gothic style, and the Baz?n Hospital that now houses the Contemporary Spanish Engravings Museum where there are works by Picasso, Miro, and Dali; and the Cortijo de Miraflores which is the old olive and sugar mill (currently and exhibition hall).

If sightseeing is not for you, there are many other things to do such as diving, trekking, off roading, riding horses, surfing, jet skiing, sailing, etc.  On Monday’s you can visit the colorful and bustling outdoor market where you can buy anything from clothes to produce. 
There is no shortage of shopping in Marbella, that is for sure.  But shopping can be taken to an entirely new level when you go to the Spainsh equivalent of Beverly Hills…..Puerto Banus.  Rows of million dollar boats take refuge in this resort-like marina.  Visitors walk the waterfront, lined with fancy restaurants and clubs and gawk at the boats and fancy cars.

Once you have recovered from the shock of your 6 euro coffee, consider going out of Marbella and visiting some other beach towns or go inland.  In as little as one hour you can be in Torremolinos, Malaga, Mijas, Estepona or Ronda.  Each Spanish town is unique and has its own personality.
So, don’t be fooled into thinking that Marbella is culturally void because whether you’re into Picasso’s paintings, Roman mosaics or modern dance, traditional costume or candlelight ballet, Marbella is nothing short of a culture lovers paradise!