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Srinagar: On February 14 in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, 20 km away from Srinagar, a CRPF convoy came under attack. An explosive-laden vehicle hit one of the buses in the convoy of 2,500 personnel and within minutes, 40 soldiers were killed in what became the worst terror attack in the state in the last few decades, and the deadliest against security forces in India. Despite the horrific terror attack, the CRPF men are back to doing what they do the best – protecting thousands everyday in one of the most violent parts of India. NDTV visted CRPF’s 118 batallion in Gund, about 70 km from Srinagar, to gain an insight into the lives of CRPF soldiers deployed in Jammu and Kashmir.

Movie News : Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt’s friendship dates all the way back to their first film, Student of The Year (2012). The two had made their debut with the Karan Johar film, and since then, have come a long way in their respective Bollywood journeys. They’ve worked together in two blockbusters, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania. They’ll next be seen together in Abhishek Varman’s Kalank. Today, Varun and Alia are considered two of the most bankable actors in Bollywood. In fact, Alia has been roped in for ambitious projects like RRR, Takht and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Inshallah. Varun took a little playful dig at Alia about this at an awards show. He said, “Inshallah, mashallah now that you are collaborating with big directors and actors, you won’t work with me!” Ranveer Singh and Ranbir Kapoor laughed at this, from the audience. Varun turned towards them and said, “After a couple of years, she won’t be working with either of you, too!” News website : Latest News in Hindi.

Sport news : ‘One man doesn’t win the IPL,’ Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said on Friday, differing with Gautam Gambhir’s viewpoint that one can’t say Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the same breath, as India’s captain has not won the tournament. Former India opener Gambhir, who led Kolkata Knight Riders to two Indian Premier League trophies in 2012 and 2014, recently said that in a result-oriented franchise environment, Kohli has been ‘lucky’ to have survived despite Royal Challengers Bangalore never winning the coveted title in his eight years as skipper. But, Fleming thought otherwise. “One man doesn’t win the IPL. It’s a tough competition to win. It’s getting tougher because teams are a lot smarter. Players are conditioned to playing in the IPL. Coaches and managers are getting more shrewd in how they buy and put together teams,” Fleming said.

Auto news : The captain of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight did not get a chance to practise on his airline’s new simulator for the Boeing 737 MAX 8 before he died in a crash with 157 others, a pilot colleague said. Captain Yared Getachew, 29, was due for refresher training at the end of March, his colleague told Reuters, two months after Ethiopian Airlines had received one of the first such simulators being distributed. The March 10 disaster, following another MAX 8 crash in Indonesia in October, has set off one of the biggest inquiries in aviation history, focused on the safety of a new automated system and whether crews understood it properly. In both cases, the pilots lost control soon after take-off and fought a losing battle to stop their jets plunging down.

Travel fashion checklist

My tip is to limit your palette to colours that work across a wide range of countries – this may seem like a grand statement but black, for example, doesn’t work in India because of the heat and the preference for bright colours. I like navy and cream – cream is a perfect day or evening colour and navy works in every country I have ever visited. I wear them top-to-toe or in combination. I like to roll up my clothes – it’s an efficient use of space and I feel like you get less obvious crease marks. I also use clear plastic garment bags to cover my clothes and group them either by style or particular fabrication. I always pack my suitcase, then pull one-third out – it’s all about editing down. You never wear everything and you’ll always shop while away! To take full advantage of space, I recommend placing small items like socks and electrics into your shoes and stuffing underwear into your hats – this also helps them keep shape during travels.

Backpack prices depend a lot on size, fabric, and brand. Most backpacks cost between $99-300 USD. The medium-sized store brands generally cost around $199 USD. Store brands are cheaper than big-name brands like North Face, Osprey, and Gregory. I don’t believe that any backpack is worth $300 USD, no matter how nice it is. These expensive backpacks tend to be large and have more bells and whistles, special padding, and material than you really need as a traveler. Additionally, you’ll find that most travel backpacks are hiking backpacks, meant for camping and multi-day treks in the woods. Buying a backpack that was meant to be used in the Rockies instead of the streets of New Zealand doesn’t matter, though – backpacks are pretty interchangeable these days, and getting a backpack meant for the outdoors simply means you’ll have a stronger and more durable pack.

Padded hip belt – Most of the weight you will be carrying around will be pushing down on your hips, so you’ll want a padded belt to make supporting the weight more comfortable. The belt will help provide support and distribute the load more evenly on your back, causing less strain. The hip belt should also be adjustable so you can tighten it for extra support.

Hiking gear : The first layer is called your base layer, or next-to-skin layer, as it sits just above your breathable underwear, hugging the skin. It should not be too tight as this restricts blood circulation and inhibits the breathability characteristics of the wickable fibres, but equally it should not be too lose as this creates air gaps that undermine the layering process. A good word to describe how this layer should feel is, snug. The material for your base layer should be lightweight and made from high wicking fabrics like 100% merino wool.

Backpacking Essentials : The front compartment is a great place to store gear that you’ll need quick access to. Here is what I keep in mine. Maps: You should carry a map for all trips! Here is a wide selection of my favorite National Geographic Maps. Bug Spray: I keep this in a small plastic bottle. It took me forever to find good bottles which don’t leak. Here they are! First Aid & Emergency Kit: Bandaids, medical tape, waterproof matches, pain killers, antibiotic ( Neosporin ) , water treatment tablets by Katadyn, mole skin for blisters, + some additional odds and end. It is up to you to pack your first aid kit with what you need. This is what I need and doesn’t mean it’s the setup for everyone! Tooth Brush: Toob Refillable Travel Toothbrush Tooth Brush. You’ll thank me for this one. It’s great for backpacking, travel & road tripping. Soap: Camp Suds Biodegradable Soap. I no longer use soap while backpacking due to environmental and weight savings reasons. This is the stuff I used to take with me and it works great:) Camping Spoon: Titanium Long Handle Spoon Hiking shoes : Backpacking boots: These are designed to carry heavier loads on multiday trips deep into the backcountry. Most have a high cut that wraps above the ankles for excellent support. Durable and supportive, with stiffer midsoles than lighter footwear, they are suitable for on- or off-trail travel. Materials impact a boot’s weight, breathability, durability and water resistance. Nubuck leather: Nubuck leather is full-grain leather that has been buffed to resemble suede. It is very durable and resists water and abrasion. It’s also fairly flexible, yet it too requires ample time to break in before an extended hike.

Forget anything strappy or full of buckles. Like I said before, simplicity is key. By avoiding anything superfluous like strappy sandals and triple-buckle boots, you can cut down on the time you spend preparing for security and up your in-flight comfort factor too!

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Abel Prasad from popular blog abelprasad.com

Abel Prasad is a writer , he is writing a personal blog, but also writing about many other topics. From short motivational texts to daily life advices, you can read a lot of interesting things on his personal blog.

He is also discussing about important topics at this time like losing weight or wisdom toughts.

Here is a small quote : Drink a little water. by drinking cold water it can help to burn up to 100 calories. Just as the body burns more energy keeping the body temperature stable in cold conditions, so too does it have to work harder when we expose it to cold liquids and foods.

You might also want to join a gym but I think i’d rather drink cold water and coffee and go for walks…..

You can read more about Abel Prasad

Abel is also running a hydro products / home brewing business, you can check it here https://bbhydroaustralia.com.au/. Here are some home brewing tips :

Aerate the Wort

These next 3 tips all deal with yeast. Why is yeast so important? Simple. Brewers make wort. Yeast makes beer. As brewers, we can’t control the billions of yeast cells charged with that lofty task, but we can certainly influence them and help them out along the way.

Boiling drives off the oxygen dissolved in the wort, which yeast needs for healthy reproduction. If that oxygen isn’t added back, the yeast can become stressed, leading to the development of off-flavors during fermentation. The cheapest way to aerate the wort is shaking the hell out of it for several minutes. Once you have the wort in a sealed, sanitized carboy or bucket, place a folded towel on the ground and vigorously rock the full carboy or bucket back and forth until it’s good and frothy. I do not recommend picking the carboy up and shaking it back and forth. Carboys are dangerous, brittle, and unforgivingly messy if dropped.

Wort chillers are worth it.

One of the best ways to reduce the likelihood of your beer getting contaminated is to chill the wort as fast as possible, dropping the temperature from that dangerous range that evil bacteria just love. Many beginning homebrewers accomplish this by submerging the brew kettle in an ice bath in either a large tub or the bathtub. Depending on how many bags of ice you purchased (additional expense), this can take anywhere from 40 minutes to well over an hour.

You can save a ton of time, eliminate hassle, and reduce the risk of contamination by purchasing a wort chiller. These come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common is a coiled immersion chiller. Immersion chillers usually cost $50-$70 and can typically chill 5 gallons of wort in 20 minutes or less. You simply hook a cold-water source up to the immersion chiller, add the chiller to your kettle for the last 10 minutes of your boil to sanitize it, and then turn on the water after you’ve removed your kettle from the heat source. The chiller does the rest, and is surprisingly easy to clean when you’re finished chilling your wort. (Plate chillers are also available but are a little more complicated to use and cost considerably more.) Learn more about ways to cool your wort, different wort chillers, and how to make your own wort chiller.

Calgary office moving companies

It’s always worth setting up mail forwarding from your old address, and I advise doing this for 1 year.

It is time to move and all you can think about is how much you have to pack and get ready for. Not only do you have to pack up the households belongings you have to pack your families too. In my experience most families try to move during the summer or winter breaks from the kid’s school; that way it does not interrupt them too much. Since moving is stressful for parents, imagine how stressful it can be for young children and even teens. Not only are they moving households they could potentially be moving to Calgary to start a new life.

So heres a summary of what are some very useful moving tips (from Calgary office moving companies) :

Your current home works for you – without really having to think about things anymore. You have the right flooring, furniture, window dressings etc. that fit your lifestyle.

However, when you move you may have agreed to leave certain things in the house such as curtains, freezer etc…

As such, it’s worth making a list of these things, remembering to leave them behind and not pack them (put a sticker on things that the removals company shouldn’t touch to be safe).

You don’t want to end up moving only to find you have brought something with you that you shouldn’t have!

Most of the time we move out of the old house and into the new house on the same day.

There is however, good argument for moving in on the following day instead, creating a 2 day move.

If you can get the keys to your new house the day before your stuff arrives, you have a great chance to clean everything first, or put in new carpets/flooring etc..

It’s so much easier to clean and add new flooring into a space when the house is empty, and then when you put all your stuff into the house you can be sure you’re happy with the state of the house first (think kitchen cupboards, bathrooms, carpets etc.)

It may well be worth paying for a 2 day removal service for this very reason.

In a similar vein to packing a special box for each child, you should also think about packing a box for you on the first night.

Consider adding things like: –

Corkscrew – you will probably want to raise a glass in the new house!
Batteries
A torch
Tea / Coffee / Milk
Snacks
Radio
Screwdriver set**

– basically anything that you feel you will need pretty much immediately on arriving at your new home.

This will make the first night a lot easier.

If the rental agency doesn’t provide an estimate of what the trucks can hold in terms of equivalent spaces as in the list above, you can guess using this general guide: one room = 3 cubic feet of truck space. Again, this is just an estimate, and you should always err on the side of caution and rent a slightly larger truck than your estimate.

A moving truck is a necessity when you are relocating. If you hire professional moving services, the moving company will likely bring their vehicle or trailer. However, other moving services will just load and unload a truck or moving container that you rent. There is also the option of loading the truck on your own with the help of family or friends. If you must reserve a moving vehicle for your upcoming relocation, selecting the right size is essential to a smooth and efficient move.

As you begin packing boxes and storage containers, you may get a much better idea of how much space you need in a moving truck. After all, it can be challenging to estimate truck space you need for all your kitchen items stored in cabinets and drawers. After you pack non-essentials, you can determine how many additional boxes you need for the essentials that you will pack at the last minute. In addition to considering boxes, pay attention to how many furnishings or appliances you own and the dimensions of each. Remember to take advantage of vertical space in a truck.

Small rental trucks should be used primarily for local moves. Only consider renting a 10′-12′ truck if you have a studio or small one bedroom apartment with minimal furniture.

Larger rental trucks are best utilized for single family and townhomes. If you have any doubt about whether or not your household goods can fit into a medium truck size you should always defer to this range.

We know choosing your rental truck size can be difficult, especially if your moving long distance. If you still need more help we recommend reviewing another one of our relocation guides, choosing a rental truck size. We hope that our guide to choosing the correct rental truck size was helpful for you. We leave you with some final tips and advice not otherwise covered in this blog:

If you’re moving locally this should be a no-brainer. Truck rentals used for local moves are billable at a per day and mileage rate, the daily price may vary by $10-$20 depending on the size. In other words, spend the extra few bucks and get the larger truck just to be sure.

Are you moving? Whether you’re shifting to an apartment or a house, upsizing or downsizing, planning is the most important thing you can do.

Pack an overnight bag containing all the essentials. Chances are, you’ll be too tired to unpack your things. You’ll want your essentials within easy access, including a change of clothes if you’re going back to work the next day as well as all your toiletries. It’s also a great way to transport a laptop, which could run the risk of getting stolen during a move.

Many movers come with insurance, which means if something breaks, they have to compensate you. You might want to weigh the pros and cons though – they won’t want to be responsible for a television that isn’t properly packed in its original box and could end up charging you upward of $150 to pack it as they see fit. Also remember to book them weeks in advance – you’re not the only person trying to get out of your space on the last day of the month.

If you’re moving house with children, get them involved in packing their own items. If they are nearing or in their teenage years, this could also be an opportunity for them to let go of old toys and books, helping you to declutter further.

Get them to creatively label their stuff with bright colours and drawings as a way to keep them interested.

Your current home works for you – without really having to think about things anymore. You have the right flooring, furniture, window dressings etc. that fit your lifestyle.

However, when you move you may have agreed to leave certain things in the house such as curtains, freezer etc…

As such, it’s worth making a list of these things, remembering to leave them behind and not pack them (put a sticker on things that the removals company shouldn’t touch to be safe).

You don’t want to end up moving only to find you have brought something with you that you shouldn’t have!

Calgary Movers Pro deal with building and parking restrictions and traffic congestion so you don’t have to, and we have a process in place to make your move as smooth as possible. Our line of services includes:

– Efficient, professional moving services;
– Delivery of boxes and supplies;
– Full packing and unpacking.

Calgary Movers Pro has had the opportunity of handling some of the largest and more complex office and industrial relocation to take place in the Calgary Area.

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The Aero Space Museum focuses on the history of Canadian aviation and Western Canada in particular. Canadian pilots who fought in WWII started the museum, which has grown to exhibit a variety of aircraft, simulators, aviation art prints, radio equipment, and information on aviation history. The museum is located in a large building near the Calgary Airport.

Where to Stay in Calgary:

Mid-Range Hotels: Right downtown, just a short walk from Prince’s Island Park in the Bow River and offering large suites at an affordable price is the upscale International Hotel. The award-winning, boutique Hotel Arts, an easy stroll from the Calgary Tower, has custom contemporary d?cor in all the rooms. South of downtown, but very close to Fish Creek Provincial Park, is the Wingate by Wyndham Calgary. With an indoor pool and waterslide, this hotel is a good choice for families.

With an extensive permanent collection and an ever-changing array of traveling exhibitions, the impressive Glenbow has plenty for the history buff, art lover and pop-culture fiend to ponder. Temporary exhibits are often daring, covering contemporary art and culture. Permanent exhibits bring the past to life with strong historic personalities and lots of voice recordings. Hang out in a tipi, visit a trading post and walk through the rail car of a train.

Dig Up Some History at The Royal Tyrrell Museum

Create a cast of a real fossil, try your hand at digging in a quarry, or stand back and take in one of the world’s largest collections of dinosaur skeletons. Discover the fascinating history of life on planet Earth at the Royal Tyrrell Museum

Get a Bird’s Eye View at Calgary Tower
It is easy to see why the highest 360? observation deck in the world is no small claim to fame when you are standing 1228 metres above sea level. Get a view from the Canadian Rockies to the prairies or stand on the glass floor for a breathtaking view of the streets below at Calgary Tower

Loose Moose Theatre
Located on the second floor of the Crossroads Market in the historic Inglewood neighbourhood, this theatre company presents weekly improvised comedy shows. Their Maestro Improv show on Friday nights at 8 p.m. features elimination rounds, where audience members rate performers chosen at random until one performer wins the ‘maestro improviser’ title, going on to direct shows during Gorilla Theatre on Saturday nights. Every show is different, but they’re always very funny. Tickets: general admisison $15, student $12. Some shows not suitable for young viewers. www.loosemoose.com

Lougheed House
The former home of senator James Lougheed and his family is now a public heritage centre that features permanent and temporary art and historic exhibits, and is a designated National and Provincial Historic Site. Explore this 1891 Victorian sandstone mansion on your own or with an interpreter for a guided tour. Relax in the Beaulieu Gardens, pick up an antique souvenir in the Lougheed House Museum Shop, or go for tea and a light meal in The Restaurant at Lougheed House. Admission: adult $8.50, seniors and students $6.50, child (6-12) $5, children under six are admitted free. www.lougheedhouse.com

The Military Museum of Calgary
Uncover the triumphs, misfortunes and sacrifices of the Canadian Forces at the second largest military museum in Canada. Their eight museums and galleries include the Army, Naval, and Air Force Museums of Alberta. Walk through a World War I trench, enter the wheelhouse of a World War II ship model, and visit exhibits at The Founders’ Gallery. Admission: adult $15, seniors, students and youth $5, children 7 and under, along with military veterans, are admitted for free. www.themilitarymuseums.ca

Fish Creek Provincial Park
One of the largest urban parks in North America, and the largest in Canada, Fish Creek features the Bow Valley Ranch Visitor Centre, Environmental Learning Centre, and a seasonal interpretive program and Sikome Aquatic Facility – the manmade beach and lake are the perfect spot to enjoy summer. Bird watch, fish, bike, and hike through trails in the riverine forest location. Afterwards, take a break to dine at the casual Annie’s Caf?, the upscale Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant, or pack your own meal and take advantage of the park’s many picnic tables and shelters, complete with a fire ring and charcoal grill. Whether it’s winter or summer, Fish Creek’s beautiful scenic environment is enjoyable, and free to access, year-round. www.albertaparks.ca/fish-creek

WordPress migration services

Do you have a website that you’d like to have migrated over to WordPress? You’ve come to the right place! My team and I are WordPress migration specialists, managing small, basic migrations all the way to large-scale, multi-domain, multi-language migrations with thousands of pages of content. A basic migration is a perfect match for simple websites with little to no custom functionality and a small number of pages. I start the process with a personal consultation and a review of your website. Then, one of my team members (or myself, if I am available) begins the migration by setting up WordPress and importing over all the existing content. After that, we bring over the current design and then present the migrated site for your review.

Moving your WordPress website to a new host might seem daunting, but sometimes, you may have no better option. Many webmasters choose to migrate their websites to address important concerns, such as poor performance and lackluster customer service from their providers. Extra info about migrate wordpress site to new host

To stay organized and keep the whole migration thing under control, you need a detailed plan with deadlines. So, select a period for the move keeping in mind that you might need some extra time to finish up everything.

First, do some WordPress migration optimization. Think of it as spring cleaning for your site. Look for unwanted files: Find duplicates and files that no longer appear on the live site. Then clear out dead pages. If you have changed your design since the last migration, odds are you have pages that aren’t linked anywhere on the site. Get rid of any plugins or themes you aren’t using, too. Finally, fix any broken links and optimize your database.

When to move ? Growing Pains. Your hosting capacity should increase as your business grows. With some hosts, you may be running into hardware limitations. That’s especially true if you own the hardware. The potential expense of upgrading and replacing servers is an indicator you have outgrown your current setup.

Simply put, a WordPress migration is the process of moving a WordPress website from one server to another without affecting its functionality. There are several reasons why you would want to go ahead with this, such as:

– Migrate WordPress site to new better host. In this context, better could mean anything – for example, lower prices or faster loading times.
– Moving WordPress site to new domain.

What do we need in order to complete the transfer process?

1) Domain registrar to change DNS from old server to new one.
2) Hosting credentials.
3) WordPress website credentials.

The migration process takes a couple of hours or more. It depends on many factors such as proper domain setup and hosting configuration and file size. Source: https://wordpressmigrationservices.com/

Northern Europe countries attractions

Northern Europe and especially Finland is a wonderful travel destination. Danish Royal Gardens – A peaceful get away from the hustle bustle of Copenhagen. The kingdom of Denmark is home to some of the oldest and most extravagant palace gardens. Denmark features three lush gardens: the King’s Garden in Copenhagen, the Horsholm Garden in Denmark, and Frederiksborg castle gardens. If you visit during summer, it’s recommended to go during the weekday when it’s less crowded.

The Northern Lights – Some 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle, Troms?, Norway offers some of the best views of the Northern Lights in all of Scandinavia. There’s no better time to see them than at the end of January, when the former fur trapping center hosts its annual music festival. What to do when your eyes aren’t trained skyward? Embark on an expedition to spot orcas and humpbacks near Whale Island. Nature lovers will find stiff competition in the remote wilderness of Swedish Lapland, where you can see the aurora borealis on horseback after an afternoon of dog sledding or a woodland jaunt aboard a reindeer-driven sleigh. You’ll be hard pressed to find more atmospheric accommodations than the Icehotel, which is rebuilt each year using frozen blocks from the Torne River. Source: http://budgetotraveler.com/top-travel-destinations-visit-northern-europe-countries/

Skagen, Denmark – Set on a narrow spit of land with breezy beaches on both sides, Skagen is Denmark’s northernmost town – and one of its prettiest, too, with mustard-yellow houses lining the streets. Since the Nordic Impressionists arrived here more than a century ago, attracted by the big skies and soft golden light, the artists have kept on coming. Now the town is dotted with galleries, workshops and antiques shops. Cycle a few kilometres northeast of town to the sandbar called Grenen, where Denmark ends, and you can watch two separate seas sloshing together before your eyes.

If you want to taste the widest range of Swedish food and visit one of the biggest summer events, then you have to go to Food Festival “A taste of Stockholm”. This event takes place during the first week of June in the King’s Garden. This is the best place for gourmets, who aspire to try the taste of the foreign cuisine during the holidays. Every year, the festival attracts more than 350,000 visitors, who can enjoy food, while listening to great music.

Group observing the view at Preikestolen in Norway – If you’re ready to add an amazing picture to your social media collection then you’ll want to hike this mountain plateau. CNN has named it one of the worlds most spectacular viewing points. On this hike you can stop to rest along the lush path and take occasional dips in cooling water. Once you’ve made it to the top you’ll get a breathtaking view of the Lysefjord. With a challenging effort level it’s best to trek this journey on a guided tour. More info regarding http://star-infomation-hotels.info/2019/02/14/top-places-to-see-in-northern-europe-countries/

When walking in Copenhagen, it is basically impossible to miss the very unique and ancient building – the Round Tower. It is the viewing tower and astronomical observatory, that is connected to the academic library. The 17th-century tower has a vintage style, and the combination of yellow and red bricks create an unique design. This tower impresses not only with its shape but also with a wide corridor, that rises upwards like a spiral – this is the only way to reach the observation deck and the library hall, where various exhibitions and concerts often take place.

Sri Lanka wildlife tours for british visitors

Experience a Sri Lanka safari with Go4Safari team! Sri Lanka is an incredible country with many excellent travel locations. Yala National Park is home to many wildlife animals including leopards if you have a very special fond affection towards the big cat family and you love to see these feline in their natural habitat you have come to the right place, all you have to do is book a ticket to Sri Lanka and book Sri Lanka Safari through go for Safari they have an early morning special Leopard Safari game drive programs that cater to cat lovers who desperate to see leopards in Sri Lanka.

This white sand beach in the small seaside town of Unawatuna is a great place to relax. There are a number of snorkeling and diving operators in town who take advantage of the abundance of coral reefs just off the beach. Colorful fish and plentiful turtles are the norm in these waters. There are a number of great dining options along the beach, which welcome visitors to use their sun loungers and relax the day away with a drink in hand. Visitors can find Gal Viharaya in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa. Gal Viharaya is a famous Buddhist site and is celebrated for its many caves and large sculptures of Buddha which are carved into the rock faces. They are extremely well preserved, even though they were crafted in the 12th century. To the side of one of the statues, a code of conduct is inscribed. The code, when followed, was meant to purify the Buddhist monks and bring them together under one order. It was created by a very famous king: King Parakramabahu the first. Today, Gal Viharaya is one of Sri Lanka’s most popular sites of pilgrimage.

The south coast of Sri Lanka is a surfers paradise. Around each corner is a new break being enjoyed by only a handful. A searing sun, the warmest water and endless waves makes the south the perfect surfari destination. What makes it a surfari? No matter where you travel along the coast you are never far from the jungle, monkeys, peacocks and jungle bliss. There really aren’t too many places in the world that combine both the jungle and surf in such close proximity. Hikkaduwa surf beach was one of my favorite spots to head out into the water. The town is pretty well developed having been on the tourist map for a number of decades. However, a chill vibe remains with bars and huts lining the beach, watching out over the surfers taking wave after wave. A reef sits below the break but the water is deep enough to make sure a bad landing is highly unlikely. See more info on Sri Lanka safari tour.

There are plenty of places around the world that have become viral travel hotspots overnight. A few popular Instagrammers or vloggers blow a place up and all of a sudden it becomes a must-do activity while you visit a region. The palm tree rope swing at Dalawella Beach is a prime example of a social media hotspot. Having said that it’s an awesome spot for a fun afternoon or a sunset and chill place to hang out whether you intend on getting that ‘Instagrammable’ travel shot or not. The location of the swing is on Dalawella Beach, which is in the south of Sri Lanka near the popular town of Unawatuna. It takes about two hours to get to Dalawella Beach by train from Colombo and will cost a couple of bucks for the ticket. Once you are at Dalawella Beach the exact location is actually in front of a guesthouse called Dream Cabana.

One of Sri Lanka’s seven World Heritage Sites, this rock-top fortress dates back to the 5th century AD. The atmosphere is more spiritual than militant: in its time it has acted as a royal palace and Buddhist monastery. The site is also regarded as one of the most important urban planning projects of the first millennium, and is home to some of the oldest landscaped gardens in the world. Look out too for the mirror wall, a masonry wall that was so well-polished that the king could see his reflection in it.

Why Minneriya National Park ? One good reason is largest Elephant gathering in the world happens here at Minneriya National Park. The Best National park in the world to see wild elephants roaming around in their natural habitat, often present in huge numbers. During the dry season, which is July to October, elephants gathering number can reach high as 700 individual elephants, however average numbering is around 150-200. It is possible to witness a large herd throughout the year, regardless of the Season. All times of year, tourist numbers remain low to sustain a piece of mind. Late afternoon Safari is best for see elephants. Apart from elephants, this is a good place to watch birds, especially in the dawn, you will have the chance to watch sloth bear, leopards, crocodiles, some endemic monkeys and Large herbivorous mammals. Also Gray slender loris reportedly found in Minneriya National Park.

Source: https://www.go4safari.com/

Highest Grossing Movies of All Time and other funny top 10’s

Top 10’s for any product area, helpful when looking for info. One of the Most Famous Streets in the U.S. ? Lombard Street is unique because the street itself is the actual attraction. It is famous because of its one block section between Leavenworth and Hyde Streets that has eight very sharp hairpin turns. Lombard Street is known as the “crookedest” street in the world. It was constructed in 1922 and it was designed this way in order to allow cars and pedestrians to safely travel down Russian Hill since it has a 27% grade. Additionally, such a road would was deemed to be too hazardous for pedestrians, especially those in wheelchairs. Although this road meanders through a residential area, after taking an unforgettable car ride down Russian Hill there are still plenty of other tourist attractions to enjoy in the immediate vicinity.

One of the Highest Grossing Movies of All Time ? Avatar, This 2009 blockbuster science fiction action film, which was directed and written by James Cameron, grossed an astonishing $2,782,300,000. Filming was supposed to begin back in 1997, but James Cameron decided that the technology necessary to fulfill his vision were not yet available. The film is set in the mid-22nd century and centers on the theme that Earth has used up all of its natural resources and has now taken to mining a precious mineral called unobtanium on a planet named Pandora. Human activities on Pandora put them at odds with the native Na’vi humanoids that live there. Avatar won three Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects and Best Art Direction. It also won Golden Globe Awards for Best Director and Best Motion Picture in the drama category.

One of the Longest Living Animals ? The Ocean quahog is an edible clam which has been confirmed to live for more than 500 years. Notably, this mollusk is thought to be an example of negligible senescence, which means that it does not show signs of aging. The Ocean quahog has many names, including: the Icelandic cyprine, black quahog, black clam and mahogany quahog. They are found in the Northern Atlantic Ocean in both deep and shallow waters (25 to 1,300 feet) where they are frequently harvested for food through the process of dredging. The age of a quahog can be established by counting growth rings that appear on its shell. As they get older they tend to grow more slowly, hence the growth rings get closer and closer together. This can make it difficult to determine the exact age of a specimen. Extra top 10’s at UtopTens.

One of the Tallest Mountains in the World ? Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world and is located about 14 miles east of Everest. It is located on the boarder of Nepal and China. It is an isolated peak that has the unique shape of a four-sided pyramid. There is another subsidiary peak that doesn’t quite meet up to the “eight-thousander” reputation called Kangchungtse, or Makalu II. It lies northeast of the main summit and is connected to it by a arrow saddle called Chomo Lonzo.

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