Sunday, 8 May 2011

Driving Through Croatia

Croatia, driving Croatia anyway, is forever linked in my mind with the beautiful turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea. That was how we first saw it.... driving for a couple of long leisurely days down the Dalmatian Coast.

The country's official name is the Republic of Croatia. It's another of the republics that came out of the breakup of the former state of Yugoslavia for those of you old enough to remember that. (I always liked geography, but you really have to stay on top of changes sometimes.)

We drove from Munich, Germany, through Austria and Slovenia then down the coast of Croatia all the way to Dubrovnik. It's been a few years ago now. At that time, the coast road was almost all a good two lane road. There is a highway building program going on all over Croatia, so by the time you get there, more highways will be open, but still be prepared for many smaller roads and slower driving times.

We started in Pula and explored its many Roman ruins.... Then we poked along the jagged coastline. With all the inlets and peninsulas they claim to have over a thousand miles (1,600 km) of coastline to explore and over a thousand islands just off the coast to entice you. We were contented just to explore a couple of the coastal towns before heading for Dubrovnik, but you might want to take a few days to explore.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Journey of the Caribbean Cruises

The sands of these islands kissed by the rays of the sun along with the sparkling turquoise water surface is just remarkable to any person who watches this view for the first time. Moreover, there is so much greenery in this area which no other island would have in all over America and vast area of virgin land which consist of different types of plants and trees and a vast amount of different species of animals and birds. So there are more than one reason for a person to visit this place and the Caribbean cruises cover all these spots so that the tourists get to see all the beautiful things that are consisted in these areas. 

When a person boards a Caribbean cruise, he boards an extremely new experience of exploring a completely new world which he would have never seen in his whole lifetime. Cruising Caribbean islands is very exciting and each stop brings a new wave of joy among the tourists who are traveling....

Which are the best Caribbean beaches?

A holiday to the Caribbean offers you the chance to visit some of the most spectacular beaches in the world. Virtually every island of the Caribbean will have beaches that amaze; with crystal clear blue seas, sugar white sand & palm trees.
To help you choose where to go and more importantly what beach to choose, we have complied a list of the top 10 beaches in the Caribbean.
1/ Palm Beach (Aruba) – Idyllic beach setting with superb white sand.
2/ Grand Anse Beach (Grenada) – 3km beach with sugar-white sand, lots of space & shallow waters.
3/ Johnson's Point (Antigua) – Made up of secluded coves; these white soft sand beaches are must for snorkeling & swimming
4/ Pink Sand Beach ( Bahamas) – One of the world's most photographed beaches, often voted world's best by travel publications. 5km's of salmon pink coloured sand, due to red plankton that has mixed with the fine white sand.
5/ Crane Beach (Barbados) – Often voted as Barbados' most beautiful beach. Imposing cliffs, a natural coral reef and soft white sands make for a perfect beach.
6/ Negril Beach (Jamaica) – Laid back atmosphere and Jamaica's prettiest beach. A lot quieter than Seven Mile beach.
7/ Englishman's Bay (Tobago) – A sheltered beach with fine white sand, crystal waters & surrounded by a palm jungle.

The Formation of the Oceanic Island of Sipadan and its Rich Wildlife

Rising 600 meters from the seabed, Sipadan is the only oceanic island found in Malaysia. Formed by corals growing on top of a volcanic cone, the island is home to a huge variety of species that inhabit its waters and land, attracting divers and wildlife enthusiasts for many decades.

Oceanic Islands

Oceanic islands are those islands that do not depend on continental shelves. They are surrounded by vast stretches of deep water and their temperature usually stays the same during every season of the year. This is a key factor that allows a variety of unusual species of animals and marine life to develop on this type of island. The other aspect that has such an influence is the fact that most oceanic islands are volcanic in origin.

Just like many other oceanic islands, Sipadan rose from the sea as a result of volcanic activity. The volcanic cone that practically created the island has been silent for a very long time, allowing the plants and wildlife to thrive. The nature of volcanic soil usually has unique properties that lead to the development of a great variety of species that could not survive in any other place.

The growth of vegetation and fauna doesn’t happen overnight of course. It took hundreds of years before the first corals and plant life formed on the island. Until then, as it happens for most volcanic islands, the environment was uninhabitable.

Home Business Resource - What You Will Need To Start A Successful Business

Starting a home business is a very important decision, and there are some typical home business resources you will need to have in order for you to succeed. Home businessresources are assets, services and systems you will need to make your home business run smoothly; and also other steps you will need to take to make sure that you will succeed with your business.

So, to start a successful home business, what resources and steps do you need to take?

? A clearly laid out business plan. Without a business plan and goals to achieve, then you can not get anywhere. A business plan will map out what you need to succeed and how you will achieve your goals.

? Good research. Whatever your business will need, you will need to be well informed about it. So you will need to do me research so that you become an expert on the niche, product or service. Knowledge about the business is an important home business resource, so you must do the necessary research to be well-informed about the industry or product/service.

How To Take Care Of Collectible Coins?

1. The coin should be protected from exposure to any kind of elements. It is also important not to scratch the coins; they should be handled with care to avoid scratches on the surface of the coins. 

2. It is safe to store the coins in plastic cases or pockets that are made specifically for coin collections and sets. These cases and pockets can protect the coins from dirt and scratches.

3. Coins should be cleaned properly using vinegar, lemon juice, ammonia or rubbing alcohol. 

Reactions to Osama bin Laden's Death

A large crowd of people near ground zero in New York City reacts to the news of Osama bin Laden's death during the early morning hours of May 2, 2011.