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Reflectons of Travel to South America

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Reflectons of Travel to South America

As a four-decade Certified Travel Agent, international airline employee, researcher, writer, teacher, and photographer, travel, whether for pleasure or business purposes, has always been a significant and an integral part of my life. Some 400 trips to every portion of the globe, by means of road, rail, sea, and air, entailed destinations both mundane and exotic. This article focuses on those in the South America.

Argentina:

Argentina, the first of them, entailed entry through Buenos Aires, and its city-related attractions included the Plaza de Mayo; the Catedral Metropolitano; the Casa Rosada, the mansion and office of the Argentinean President and the famous balcony from which Eva Peron spoke to the masses; and the almost mandatory tango show.

A side trip to San Carolos de Bariloche was a deposit into the German Alps, with its architecture and chocolate shops. A 585-kilometer drive of the Circuito Grande encompassed the lake- and mountain-surrounding Llao Llao Hotel and Resort for an elegant afternoon tea, the Villa Traful, the Villa la Angostura, and “teleferico,” or “chairlift” ascents, up the Cerro Otto and Cerro Catedral for dramatic views and lunch.

Other Argentinean trips further north entailed entry through Puerto Madryn and a tour of the Punta Tombo Penguin Rookery, the world’s largest.

The motor coach, in this case, left the pier and crossed the bridge toward National Route 3, the main highway connecting Buenos Aires in the north with Ushuaia in the south, beneath powder-blue skies, traversing Chubut, one of Patagonia’s provinces, past the flat, dry, scrub-blanketing steppe topography characteristic of the coast. Passing through Trewel, a town settled by the Welsh where traditional afternoon tea was still served and the second largest in the area with its own regional airport, it threaded its way through the low-elevation White Hills, which appeared like the Badlands of South Dakota, and intercepted the dry, dusty, gravel surface of Provincial Route 1, passing indigenous South America wildlife almost camouflaged by the low scrub, such as the mara and the guanaco, the South American equivalent of the camel. Ultimately entering the gates of a private sheep farm, it covered the final 39 kilometers to the rookery, itself on the Atlantic, where the hills rose from the predominately flat expenses, completing its 170-kilometer drive.

Punta Tombo Penguin Rookery itself offered a glimpse into the life of these sea birds.

Magellanic penguins, which are diving seabirds with hydrodynamic bodies, inhabit the costs of Argentina and Chile, feeding at sea and breeding on land. Punta Tombo, with 175,000 breeding pairs, is the world’s largest breeding penguin colony. During September, males return to the area, refurbishing their previous year’s nests, at which time the females are reunited with them. After courtship, the female lays two large eggs, whose 40-day incubation period is guarded by the male and the female on alternating days.

For a short period after birth, the chicks, wearing a feathery, gray coating, are unable to swim, during which time the males follow precise paths to and from the sea in order to obtain food until the skin mulches off. When they are old enough, they are the first to leave the nest, followed by the parents.

At the end of the breeding season, they migrate more than 6,000 kilometers from the Patagonian coasts and the Falkland Islands to islands off of Brazil, during the April-to-September period.

Numerous penguins were viewed during the one-kilometer walk, but their gray, rock-resembling skin and their semi-hidden locations, in recessed dirt burrows beneath the low dome plants, initially rendered them undetectable. Crossing a wooden footbridge, below which a multitude of them poised themselves toward the hot sun, and following a winding, climbing dirt path, I almost kicked two large, gray rocks on either side. Both, it turned out, were penguins, which apparently had no innate fear of humans.

A lava rock outcrop, at the end of the trail a few meters higher and overlooking the beach and the Atlantic Ocean, had sprung from volcanic activity 120 million years ago.

The gray gravel beach, littered with thousands of penguins, led directly into the ocean at a very narrow angle, serving as the pathway to their sustenance. The Punta Tombo penguins swim as far as 600 kilometers from their nests to seek nourishment for their chicks, while a one-minute dive takes them 12 meters below the water’s surface.

South of Buenos Aires and served by Ushuaia, the world’s most southern city, was Patagonia, with its dramatic waterfall, forest, mountain, and glacier topography in Tierra del Fuego National Park, some of which was experienced on a ride on the Train at the End of the World, the narrowest of the existing narrow-gauge railroads.

Pulling away from the wooden-log, alpine Estacion del Fin del Mundo, the eight-car, green-painted train, propelled by the tiny, 1944 South African-built steam locomotive, followed the one-meter, narrow-gauge track through dense, dark-green forest into a whirling snow blizzard on its seven-kilometer stretch to the National Park Station. The low shrubs, rivers, and grazing horses wore coats of white, while the gray-granite and dark-green mountain face rose almost vertically from the right coach windows.

Following the narrow, almost toy-like track, which multiplied into two, the train arced to the left of the two branches, which were separated by a crude log fence, and ceased movement at Puente Quemado, its only stop, with access to waterfalls.

Emitting an initial, train-trailing explosion of white smoke and translating piston motion into wheel-turning power, the train chugged out of the Puente Quemado station through the whirling, white snow blur, which obscured the mountains and reduced them to but specks of darker hues barely distinguishable through the blinding, horizontal streams of frozen flakes. Snaking rivers were reduced to silver-gray mirrors.

Entering Tierra del Fuego National Park, the train moved through flat, barren, tree stump-ubiquitous terrain known as the “tree cemetery.” The sky cracked into a brilliant blue and the fleecy-white mountains again became visible, reflected by the winding, silver, mirror-like river. The white-blanketed valley, a veritable winter wonderland, stretched to the rising peaks.

Belching streams of thick, white steam, which swept over the chain of tiny, narrow, green coaches like a draped veil and temporarily obscured visibility through their windows, the miniature locomotive climbed the moderate track grade, pulling its eight, tourist-packed cars into an arcing right curve through a skinny, brown-barked tree forest. Following the multiplying track, from the single spur to the current four, the engine branched to the left-most of them and decreased speed, pulling into the platform of the National Park Station at 1335 with a final chug.

As all the doors were simultaneously opened and the 100 or so passengers climbed down to the gravel, Ferrocarril N2 expelled a last, tired hiss of steam.

After a tour of Ensenada Bay and Tierra del Fuego National Park, a performance of the Ballet Folklorico Cruz del Sur was capped with sweet and savory empanadas.

A subsequent trip to Stanley in the Falkland Islands included a motor coach drive along the harbor, passing the Jubilee Villas, the Upland Goose Hotel, and the Christ Church Cathedral. Stops were made at the Falkland Islands Museum, East Harbor, the Lady Elizabeth, a rusted, three-masted cargo ship listing to port at Gypsy Cove, Stanley Airport, and Surf Bay Beach. The tour ended with a peat cutting demonstration.

Cape Horn marked the southern tip of the South American continent.

Brazil:

Brazil equally accounted for multiple-trip travel.

Entered via Rio de Janeiro, a seaside city, it was famous for its Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, the 38-meter Christ the Redeemer Statue atop Mount Corcovado, which required several suspended gondolas to reach, and for Sugarloaf Mountain, its granite, cable car-accessed peak.

Petropolis, a mountain retreat, was crowned by the Imperial Museum, which displayed furnishings in the former palace of the 19th-century Emperor Dom Pedro II.

A side trip, via Curitiba in the Brazilian state of Parana, entailed a stay at the elegant Hotel das Cataratas and a close inspection of the water spray emitting Foz do Iguacu, or Iguacu Falls, and its national park.

Boca da Valeria, Manaus, Parintins, and Santarem were all destinations visited on the Amazon River.

The first of these took the form of a self-guided walking tour of the primitive pocket of Boca da Valeria, with inter-language, Spanish and Portuguese communication with the locals.

Sights in the more major city of Manaus included the Museu do Indio, the Aoologico do CIGS, and the Opera House-Cultural Center Largo de Sao Sebastiao/Amazonas Theater.

Parantis offered a unique, tricycle tour. The three-person tricycle featured a metal frame and wooden, box-like accommodation with a padded bench seat for two, a padded back support, and a canopy, and was connected to a conventional, single-wheeled bicycle behind it with a bicycle seat, pedals, a sprocket, two rearview mirrors, and a single tire. A procession of some 40 of these vehicles leisurely negotiated the streets.

Sights pedaled to included the Curral do Boi Caprichoso, which was built in 1998 and served as the location of the Caprichoso, or Blue Team’s, festival rehearsals.

Liberty Square, constructed in 1997 on the site of Parintins’ first airport, featured sculptures which depicted the city’s history.

Bumbodromo was the dividing point between the city’s Red and Blue Team sectors. The Bumbodromo, constructed in 1988, was the location of the annual folkloric festival, its stylized ox head configuration providing seating for the authorities in its face, the entrance through its horns, and the head its main arena with bleacher seating. The stadium alternatively served as a school, a health center, and a sports arena during the remainder of the year.

Finally, Our Lady of Carmel Cathedral, founded on May 31, 1962 and constructed of brick with tiles, was located in the heart of the city and was the largest Catholic Church in the state of Amazonas with a 40-meter-high tower.

Santarem sightseeing included the Centro Cultural Joao Fona, the Museu de Santarem, and a typical manioc farm, consisting of thatched-roof, open huts with Amazon-indigenous fruits, and demonstrations of medicinal plant usage, rubber tree extraction, and manioc flour processing.

Chile:

Like Argentina and Brazil, Chile was toured on several, multiple-mode trips.

Sights visited on the first of them, from Santiago, included day trips to Valparaiso and Vina del Mar, the latter a seaside resort.

This was followed by a flight to Puerto Mont, a port city in Chile’s Lake District and gateway to the Andes Mountains. A 577-kilometer road coverage, from a base lodge in Puerto Varas entailed Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales, Petrohue, in the shadow of snow-covered peaks, and the Osorno Volcano. The car climbed the winding, cloud- and mist-shrouded road toward it, transitioning from pavement to gravel, as it passed the smooth, black, treeless hills at its summit. Its 1,200-meter-high alpine center featured a cafeteria, a gift shop, ski lifts, and views of Lake Llanquihue below and the snow-covered volcano itself above.

La Serena, accessed through Puerto Coquimbo, afforded sightseeing opportunities of its lighthouse, the Iglesia Santo Domingo, the Plaza de Armas, the Museo de Historia Regional, the Catedral de la Serena, the Iglesia San Agustin, the La Recova Market, and La Herradura Bay.

Punta Arenas, a city near the tip of Chile’s southernmost Patagonian region, was located on the Strait of Magellan, which itself connected the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and was often used as a base for excursions to the surrounding wilderness and the continent of Antarctica.

Cerro la Cruz offered views of the city’s multi-colored, low structures, the dark, blue-velvet Strait of Magellan, and the silhouettes of the mountains on the Argentine side of Tierra del Fuego. Principle sights here included the Cementario Municipal, the Braun Menendez House, La Plaza Munoz Gamero, and the Cathedral.

Lunch, in El Galpon (the shed), a reconstructed, relocated wooden ranch house with tree-trunk support beams, wagon wheel chandeliers, an open-pit fireplace, an A-frame ceiling, and modern, almost-Scandinavian wood block dining tables, included pisco sours; cheese empanadas; open fire pit-roasted lamb and chicken, rice salad; scalloped potatoes; sliced tomatoes; corn and onions; a carrot, nut, and raisin salad; rolls and butter; Chilean red wine; strawberry cheese cake; mocha ice cream rolls; trifles; and coffee.

A subsequent farmland walking tour amid sheep, llamas, and horses was capped with a sheep-shearing demonstration.

Colombia:

Cartagena was the major destination during a trip to Colombia. Located on its Caribbean coast, its walled Old Town, founded in the 16th century, was characterized by squares, cobblestone streets, and colorful colonial buildings.

The principle sights here included the Fortress of San Felipe de Barajas, the Craft Market, the Plaza de Santo Domingo, the Iglesia de Santo Domingo, the Palace of the Inquisition, San Pedro Claver Church, and the Naval Museum of the Caribbean.

Ecuador:

Ecuador, another multiple-trip and -mode South American country, offered a particularly varied travel experience.

Guayaquil, the hot, humid city on the coast, served as the gateway to a cruise of the Galapagos Islands, a volcanic archipelago some 1,000 kilometers distant in the Pacific Ocean and considered one of the world’s foremost wildlife-viewing destinations. Its protected status and isolated terrain sheltered a diversity of plant and animal species, which have remained unchanged throughout. Charles Darwin’s own visit in 1835 and his observation of both the islands” flora and fauna inspired his theory of evolution.

A five-day, 298-nautical mile cruise aboard the 48-passenger, 878-ton Corinthian entailed two daily expeditions of the islands of San Cristobal, Tower, Bartolome, and Santiago, usually requiring bare foot submerges into the water and a short trek to shore.

Quito, Ecuador’s capital, sat in the Andean foothills at an altitude of 2,850 meters. Constructed on the foundation of an ancient Incan city, it was known for its well-preserved colonial center, which itself was rich with 16th- and 17th-century churches and other structures blending European, Moorish, and indigenous styles.

Excursions to Cotopaxi National Park entailed lunch in a hacienda and a subsequent horseback ride, and to La Mitad del Mundo, or equator, where visitors could spread their legs, placing one foot in the northern hemisphere and the other in the southern one.

Another expedition, accessed by the port city of Manta, entailed a tour of Machalilla National Park. Located in Puerto Lopez, in the southwestern corner of the state of Manabi, the 136,850-acre park was created in 1979 to preserve Ecuador’s tropical scrub desert and dry forest. Of its lowland and rain forest fauna, the white-tailed dove, howler monkey, anteater, and agouti were its principle ones, along with some 200 species of birds, while its flora included the mesquite tree, the kapok, the guayacan, the guaruma, the barbasco, the prickly pear, and the balsa tree.

Specific attractions included the Agua Blanca Museum, the archaeological site and burial urns, Sabastian, the Craft Market, and Playa las Frailes, a beach bookended by lush, green hills with crashing surf. A tour-included box lunch both symbolically and practically featured tuna, caught from the very ocean that lay only yards away. It was followed by a nature walk across the now-dry Rio Buenavista and through the Bosque Humedo de Sabastian.

French Guiana:

Located on the northern coast of South America between Suriname and Brazil, French Guiana, which was settled by the French during the 17th century, was both an Overseas Department and an Overseas Region, and constituted the largest portion of the European Union outside of the European continent itself.

The Iles du Salut, or Salvation Islands, lay eight miles northeast of Kourou in the mid-Atlantic and comprised Ile Royale, Ile St. Joseph, and Ile du Diable, the latter Devil’s Island itself.

Settled by French colonists seeking to escape the disease-ridden jungle of the low lands on the continent in 1760, they subsequently served as outposts for ships too large to dock in Cayenne, and were initially known as “Iles du Diable” or “Devil’s Islands.”

A walk to the path’s summit was met with a treed, green grass expanse of the island and several penal colony-remnant structures, such as the two-story, balconied “Gendarmerie Poste des Iles” or “island police station,” and the brick and block “Eglise Classee,” or church, which was constructed in 1854. Its

Peru:

Lima, he capital of Peru, was situated on the Pacific coast, and its preserved colonial center afforded sightseeing of its Plaza Mayor, the Catholic Archbishop’s Palace, the Government Palace, the Cathedral, City Hall, the San Francisco Monastery, San Marcos University, and the Parque del Amor.

Tacna, located in Northern Peru and a short distance from the Chilean border, afforded sightseeing opportunities to the Museo Ferroviario; the Catedral de la Ciudad de Tacna, a neo-Renaissance church located on the central Paseo Civico; the Plaza de Armas; the Fuente Ornamental; the Arco Parabolico, dedicated to the soldiers of the War of the Pacific; and the Casa de Jorge Basadre, reached after a single-car train ride across the Atacama Desert from Arica.

Uruguay:

Uruguay, developed throughout much of the 20th century, was one of Latin America’s more progressive countries, notable for its political stability, advanced social legislation, and a relatively large middle class. Montevideo was the main port of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata and afforded sightseeing opportunities of its Plaza Constitucion, the Plaza Independencia, the Parliament, and the Plaza de la Armada.

Venezuela:

Venezuela, accessed by its capital, Caracas, accounted for four trips. Its sights, centering on Simon Bolivar, the country’s liberator, included the Centro Simon Bolívar, la Plaza Bolivar, la Casa Natal, El Capitolo, and la Catedral.

A “teleférico,” or cable car, ascent up Mount Avila, in the Maripez District, provided magnificent views and opportunities for lunch.

Outlying attractions included Los Tecques Glass Factory and Colonia Tovar. The latter, founded on April 8, 1843 by a group of 390 immigrants from the then-independent state of the Grand Duchy of Baden, bore the cultural imprint of their origin with peaked, A-framed structures reminiscent of a German village. Handmade ceramics were made and purchasable, and lunch in la Selva Negra, or “The Black Forest,” Restaurant featured typical German fare, such as sauerbraten, dumplings, schnitzel, wurst (sausages), and sauerkraut.

Margarita Island, only 40 kilometers north of Caracas in the Caribbean Sea, offered sunbathing and beach opportunities at Playa El Agua and Isla del Cabo, reached after a short boat cruise, as well as cultural ones in Laguna de la Restinga National Park.

Travel Listing Explained!

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Travel Listing Explained!

The Vacation Directories are a fantastic resource for travel organizing and can often help you save a whole lot of time, strength and cash if you use them appropriate. For a layman it is just a different yellow website page listing with the journey associated solutions database with contacts and classified data, but the scope of the Journey Listing has developed phenomenally in the last few yrs.

The acceptance of Vacation Directories is mainly due the wonderful range and large variety of expert services that they can enlist for you within just the straightforward get to. Although the Lookup Motor final results may be witnessed as the path for a straightforward traveler, the additional conscious clients can obtain the money’s well worth pretty very easily.

There are some factors you can glimpse for getting even the ideal vacation listing much too for case in point. The human edited directory can include extra particulars and even variety procedure may well be far more exact too as the mistakes are spotted and removed really easily.

It must include a vast assortment of article content as well to give the prospects entire idea of what to hope. There must be some online video clips also to enrich the seeking procedure to obtain the correct a person simply. The indexing of Journey Directory must be easy to fully grasp and comprehend.

If it consists of a managing established of blogs on travels along side the news area to give data on information and functions in various areas, the whole experience of being on line will be substantially a lot more meaningful.

Normally host several sections relating to so numerous points and in particulars, this can make the full arranging really quick. The businesses enlisted in directories are usually identified to be much more vigilant as there are testimonials not only from the buyers but also the directories too.

The directories are uncomplicated to use and really consumer-pleasant and a great deal less complicated than precise visit to the offices. You can discover anything in right here such as, Journey Journey, Safari, Backpacking, Ski excursions, Organization Journey facts, the journey suggestions and recommend, and Insurance policies and identical services.

The directory users are typically significantly additional calm as they will not need to consider hrs and hrs to come across the good offers. The costs are virtually standardized and the reductions can be identified here easily way too. The goal of these Directories is frequently to boost the purchasing knowledge of consumer, and furnishing far better excellent companies in vast variety.

Deceive Your Picky Eaters Into Eating Healthy

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Deceive Your Picky Eaters Into Eating Healthy

If you are a parent and you have a child who is one of those proclaimed picky eaters, you are probably pulling out your hair trying to get your child to eat healthy. It isn’t easy when your child turns up his nose at all those good foods you know will help him grow up healthy and strong. But children tend have minds of their own and they can be very stubborn. If they don’t want to eat something, sometimes there is no way on earth that you can get that food past their lips. Don’t despair though. You can still get healthy foods into your child, as long as you have your mind made up. You can use stealth and sneakiness. What your child doesn’t know won’t hurt him.

By now you are probably thinking…”But I don’t want to deceive my child!” but if you think of the benefits in the long run, you will see the value of it. You child needs certain vitamins and minerals for his young body to grow in a healthy manner. Of course, you can give your child multi-vitamins, but the best source for vitamins, minerals and nutrition is still derived from natural foods. That means that your child’s health will benefit from eating real food which contain these healthy aspects.

You don’t have to actually lie to your child to get him to eat healthy foods. All you have to do is evade. Your child is probably too young to know what certain vegetables are anyways, but if you present them in the right manner, your child may never know that he is eating healthy.

Consider zucchini. Most picky eaters will turn up their noses at a side serving of zucchini on their plate, no matter how tasty it may be to you. Just the color of the vegetable, or maybe the consistency, will turn off most picky eaters. So how do you get your child to eat zucchini? Put it in a dessert, like zucchini bread. But for heaven’s sake, don’t call it zucchini bread – try “Zed Bread” instead. With a dessert presented to him, your child will never know the health benefits of the zucchini inside the great tasting treat. And by the way, shredded zucchini (or shredded carrots) in cakes help to keep them moist.

(Just as an aside, the health benefits of zucchini are many. Zucchini contains protein and fiber in significant amounts, as well as folate, potassium, beta-carotene and vitamin C.)

You can do this hide-and-seek game with many vegetables. Try making a noodle soup with vegetables. Most children will bypass their pickiness when it comes to soup ingredients. Slurping up soup with noodles is great fun. Or if you still have a problem, try puréeing the vegetables to make a cream soup where children will have trouble spotting the individual vegetables in it.

You can create many desserts and goodies that contain vegetables you normally may not be able to get your picky eaters to eat. There is carrot cake, squash (or pumpkin) pie, or even cookies with vegetables in them.

You can even try mixing the vegetables with fruit into juices. Most kids love fruit juices so adding a little extra vitamins by incorporating vegetables into your child’s juice will not be noticed. You can try making your vegetable-fruit juice concoctions into frozen pops as well. Do you know a child that will not eat a frozen popsicle?

Dealing with picky eaters can be tricky. All you need to do is to be smarter and trickier. That way you can avoid the problems in getting your picky eaters to eat healthy.

Why Replace Those Old Drafty Windows?

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Why Replace Those Old Drafty Windows?

When it comes to home improvement, window replacement is often thought of last, especially with projects like remodeling a kitchen, bathroom or putting in hardwood flooring. Homeowners may not think about the added value new windows can provide as well as the savings incurred on those high heating and cooling bills. Some advantages might not be obvious, but they are clearly felt in the pocketbook.

The best part is that energy efficient windows don’t just save energy and money; they also help better the environment. By conserving energy, you help reduce or avoid greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to smog, acid rain and global warming.

Facts about Window Replacements

Here are some important things to consider: how old is your home? Are your windows the original windows?

Windows will age with time, and as the years roll by, you may begin to notice the obvious changes. Your windows may appear outdated or worn. Wood windows may show signs of rotting, warping, or become termite infested. Vinyl can begin to peel. Cranks in the old casement windows may not work. Over time, these changes can become very visible.

If you notice any deterioration you may want to contact a professional window contractor to inspect your windows and make suggestions about repair or replacement.

Replacing Your Windows Can Lower Costs and Save Money

Saving money is a priority for most homeowners. As rising energy costs hit our pocketbooks harder and harder each year, energy saving home improvements make good sense. Replacement windows can save you money monthly by reducing your energy consumption and lowering those heating and cooling bills. Making your home more energy efficient also boosts your home’s resale value. Always ask about the warranty on your replacement windows. A transferable warranty (one that can be transferred to a new owner) is best.

New Replacement Windows Add Beauty to Your Home

It’s easy to overlook the advantages of new windows. New windows can add value to your home and change the look of your home’s exterior adding beauty and curb appeal. New windows will make your home look brighter inside and out. Today’s windows come in a variety of colors and styles to coordinate with your home’s existing color scheme. A wide variety of interior and exterior frame colors can help create that look you want, reflecting your personal style. With all the new styles and types of windows available on the market today, just about anything is possible!

New Replacement Windows Do More Than Save Money

Once you decide to replace those old windows in your home, it pays to research window options carefully. Much has changed over the years in replacement window technology. Fortunately, many manufacturers now offer high quality, energy efficient replacement windows.

Replacing old windows with today’s more energy efficient models is an investment that should pay off in the long run by lowering your energy costs, and increasing the value of your home. Replacement windows can provide you and your family with security as the newer windows are manufactured with security features, they can be easier to clean and provide a sound barrier to aid in noise control to keep those unwanted noises out.

Window Contractors Can Help You Make the Best Decisions

Hiring a qualified, professionally licensed, window contractor can help homeowners make the best decisions when it comes to choosing new window replacements. They can help you with any questions you may have, and provide an estimate. They can help take the worry and confusion out of replacing those old windows.

Bhutan Packages for the Wild Life Adventurer

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Bhutan Packages for the Wild Life Adventurer

When you begin planning your leisure travel to destinations far and beyond your borders, you are often faced with a bewildering array of choices not simply about the country or region you can visit but also the type of tour package you can consider. Traveling to Bhutan doesn’t make it on everyone’s travel wish list under normal circumstances. However, if we tell you about a few types of Bhutan packages and focus on one of them, may be we will change your mind.

Bhutan Packages for just about everyone

First a gentle introduction. Bhutan is a small kingdom in Asia just north of India nestled quietly in the foothills of the Himalayan range of mountains seriously far away from the madding crowd as Thomas Hardy would have put it. The mountain kingdom, as it is often referred to, didn’t let too many visitors into the country until recently. Why you ask? The royal family wanted to keep the country “as it is” without compromising the incredible beauty and magnificence of the nation’s topography and landscape that is so often corroded by millions of tourists. Even today, every Bhutan travel agency offering a Bhutan package is required to register and seek permission from the government through a tightly monitored visa process before a tour group or individual tourist is permitted to enter the country. Except for a beach vacation experience, the country offers literally every type of organized travel including:

• Hiking and trekking packages
• Relaxing and slow-paced sightseeing packages
• Honeymoon packages
• Photography packages
• Spiritual and religious packages
• Outdoor adventure packages such as packages which include river rafting and kayaking

And the most popular which we have kept for the last, wildlife adventure packages.

Bhutan packages Featuring Himalayan Wildlife

Some years ago, an internationally acclaimed wildlife expert named Dr. Alan Rabinowitz decided to visit Bhutan to find out if the high altitudes for which the country is so popular could actually support wildlife in the real sense of the term. He turned to technology combined with his keen instinct for an answer. With assistance from an experienced photography veteran named Gordon Buchanan who was employed with BBC at that time, he set up several cameras with built-in infra red motion sensors covering a wide expanse of the Himalayan range. The cameras were monitored remotely for performance and when the team returned three months later, they were amazed by the results. They found that wildlife in Bhutan was alive and kicking for sure. Leopards, red foxes, Jungle cats, Himalayan black bears, monkeys and even tigers were all co-existing in pure and pristine harmony in the lap of nature. What is more, wildlife enthusiasts and researchers were amazed to learn that the cameras had captured the images of two wild tigers, a male and a female. The footage clearly revealed that the male tiger was busy scent-marking which indicated that he was well ensconced in the habitat of his choice. The female tiger was seen lactating which was grounds to conclude that there were many more tigers in the area than was evident in the footage. Like everyone else, tigers didn’t seem to have a problem with the altitude.

It goes without saying that for an avid wildlife adventurer, Bhutan packages that showcase the country’s magnificent fauna would be a dream come true. Many Bhutan travel agencies offer opportunities for organized Bhutan travel which include five star hotel accommodation, four meals, hotel and airport transfers, English-speaking tour guides and transportation for less than $300 a day all inclusive. So the next time you are all set to plan a vacation, why not come to the fairy kingdom of Bhutan and check out what you have been missing.

Assistive Know-how For People today With Disabilities

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Assistive Know-how For People today With Disabilities

The only issue “disabling” about residing with a incapacity is the inconvenience introduced by factors made to go well with the wants of most people today. If you are in a wheelchair, a extensive flight of stairs presents a challenge. By eradicating boundaries to access-for case in point by developing wheelchair ramps-it really is achievable to lower the inconvenience for persons with disabilities. While ramps are no new creation, there are various systems that can be employed to support the disabled.

Assistive technologies are apps of modern-day technological know-how to make it less difficult for individuals with disabilities to dwell their lives independently and with assurance. The first regulation precisely advocating the progress of assistive engineering is the Technology-Associated Guidance for People with Disabilities Act of 1988. Considering the fact that then various legal guidelines have been handed to increase the use of assistive systems and help their advancement.

Several of the earliest programs of assistive technological know-how were being for folks with hearing difficulty. For a long time now, telecommunications corporations have been essential to deliver systems that change between textual content and speech for the tricky of listening to, together with teletext and closed captioning. These systems were executed just before the progress of powerful pc-centered textual content-to-speech, so they were carried out by men and women educated to pay attention and variety in authentic time.

Assistive systems for pc use have boomed in the latest many years as obtain to personal computers and the internet have become a essential component of contemporary life. With the support of monitor audience and related know-how, people today with visible impairments can use the world wide web nearly as simply as a human being without having visual impairments. This has enabled the visually impaired to have obtain to the wealth of information available on the web.

Aside from technologies for the hearing- and visually-impaired, persons with other varieties of disabilities also advantage from technology. Mobility technologies and durable health-related products let persons with ailments like cerebral palsy to get about independently-something that would have been approximately impossible not prolonged back. Mobility systems have also helped many aged persons dwell a lot fuller life than they would if not.

If you dwell with a incapacity, you can seek out monetary support from the Social Security Administration to assist you pay back for assistive technology. The process of obtaining social protection gains can be a tricky one, nevertheless. Only a law firm can support you effectively get the engineering you require.

The skilled Indiana incapacity legal professionals of the Hankey Regulation Workplace are below to support you. To discuss your situation instantly with an Indianapolis disability attorney, call the Hankey Legislation Business office currently.

MotoMint – Car and Car or truck Movies Software

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MotoMint – Car and Car or truck Movies Software

Introduction

MotoMint is an application focusing on the automobile marketplace. It fundamentally fetches car and car or truck video clips from throughout the entire world by means of the medium of internet. The application also appears out for the regular updates from several automobile brands and gives the information and facts about them to the end users inside shorter time period of time. It picks up the most current automotive news, movies, new and outdated motor vehicle critiques and a great deal extra from the Interweb and provides them directly on the system for the user’s perusal. He can download this application from the Google merchants connection. It is obtainable in each iOS8 and Android variations. At current, the iOS8 model has much more features extra.

Characteristics of MotoMint

It has a novel way of connecting with the latest developments in the vehicle market throughout the world. It stays linked with World wide web to pick out the movies showcasing new automobiles and new technologies. The vehicle fans have to just down load this application and put in on their units to get the current updates on the happenings in the earth of vehicles. It stands apart from other auto apps readily available in the industry by giving anything and everything that the car industry arrives out with. In shorter, it fetches the most up-to-date vehicle films, vehicle enjoyment plans, the firsthand description movies on new automobiles that are out. On a simple click, it comes out with higher-excellent auto video clips from across the earth.

Nature of Movies Chosen

This software lookups only for the best rated movies from throughout the around the globe net. For this goal, it makes use of a new principle called curation. The built-in algorithm curates the movies centered on the ranking supplied by the intercontinental bodies. Generally, these intercontinental rankings count on the content and the variety of visits to adjudge the movie quality. Though exhibiting the healing movies, the application arranges them less than distinctive tabs. The tabs devote the facts on a certain model of auto so that viewers really don’t get perplexed. Furthermore, the committed site in each individual tab describes only the picked brands. The application also allows the buyers to check out the YouTube channel on motors instantly. By performing this way, the MotoMint application lets person to get specific information about various updates on activities happening in the globe of vehicles by signifies of large-good quality and optimum-visited films. The software stores the downloaded videos and saves them underneath different folders. This permits the buyers to see these films later in offline method.

The Vacation Sales Cold Call Script

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The Vacation Sales Cold Call Script

If you have been hunting around for a cold call script, take a look at this one. The destination vacation is a big money operation. People who make 1,000 calls per week generally find 100 interested prospects that turn into 50 paid customers using scripts like this one. Everyone tweaks a word here and there in scripts and this one is no different. Sit with your sales manager for approval on the wording and then try this script out on your next 100 calls and see if it makes a difference.

“Hello, is __________ there?

Hello, my name is _________, calling from _______________ How are you today? (Customer’s first name)

I see that you filled out a survey form and expressed interest in a Hawaii vacation.

Our company has just released our VIP Invitations for vacations to Hawaii and your name is on that list!

I am calling to make sure you want to take advantage of this discounted Hawaii vacation offer. Mr/Ms_______________________what do you think?

If you have pen and paper,I’ll give you all my information so you can start planning.

Again, my name is ________ and this is through _____________________________.

This Hawaii vacation package is for 4 days and 3 nights on Maui. Your airline will be _____________________________. You will be staying at the Hotel __________________ for 4 days and 3 nights. If you need other airline arrangements we are a full service travel agency and we would be happy to search for another airline fare.

I know that we do not pay your personal expenses or any taxes and no service fees are paid. The last time I went, I believe I paid not more than $25.00 and I paid that at the hotel check-in.

I only have 11 vacation packages to Hawaii and I do have other calls to make to lucky people. Are you ready to buy this great vacation today?

The cost is $698.00 for two adults and must be taken within 6 months from today. As long as both of you are over 21 years of age, you are on your way to sunny Hawaii!

Do you have your credit card ready or do you need to discuss this with someone before you buy?

I’m only offering this one package today so you would need to buy today, but then again, take up to 6 months before you run off for a fabulous vacation!

Oh no, Ma’am, there are no hidden fees or charges. But now that you mention it, there is one thing that I would ask you to do. Once you get home, would you drop me a line and tell me what was the most exciting, the most beautiful or the most fun about this Hawaii vacation?

Yes, you can enclose a snap shot if you would like.

If you are ready to buy right now, I’m ready to take your credit card and get you all set up.

Yes, Ma’am, please read the numbers on your card.

I’ll read that back to you.

Now if you would verify your address I’ll get your things into the mail.

Wonderful! Now write down my name and phone number so I can answer any questions for you.

My Ticket Registrations department might give you a call to verify the spelling on your name or some other detail, I hope that is not a bother for you.

Okay, we are all set.

I will you enjoy that fabulous sun, sand and sea! Aloha!”

Invest your time and words into a script that deliver what you want to convey as efficiently as possible. Use a mirror and practice doing phone sales to yourself until all the words are comfortable and you can smile the entire way through. A great telesales script is extremely valuable.