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 Six Creepiest Places To Visit On A Vacation


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 Six Creepiest Places To Visit On A Vacation

Are you thinking of a creepy once in a lifetime kind of vacation? Then here is a list of some of the creepiest places around the world for you to visit. A piece of advice – don’t go with the kids as they’ll freak out!

Read on…..

The Door To Hell – Turkmenistan           

Door To HellThe name “Door To Hell” was given by locals to this natural gas field in Darweze, Turkmenistan, that collapsed into an underground cavern in 1971, becoming a natural gas crater.

It was lit by a scientist in the year of 1971 to prevent the spread of deadly methane gas and it continues to burn up till date and still continues. Geologists estimated the presence of an infinite amount of natural gas there.

The golden glow from ‘Door To Hell’ can be seen from miles away from the spot and the crater is a popular tourist attraction.

Suicide Forest (Aokigahara Forest) – Japan

Remember the movie Forest? The forest was actually not fiction – it is real! Located at the base of Mount Fuji, Aokigahara forest is also known as “Suicide Forest.”

The trees of the forest are so dense that they block all wind and almost all wildlife from existing in the forest; as a result, the forest is known to be exceptionally quiet.

Japanese mythology also associates the forest with demons. Today the place is also a popular place for suicides, giving the forest its creepy nickname.

Aoshima – Japan

cats-in-aoshima-island-Also known as the island of cats; the remote town called Aoshima is located in southern Japan. Cats vastly outnumber the actual population of humans on the island of Aoshima by a ratio of 6 to 1.

The Island was once home to about 900 people in 1945. Today, it is home to mostly pensioners who didn’t seek work elsewhere after World War II and cats curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village.

Cats have long been thought by the locals to represent luck and good fortune, and doubly so if you feed and care for them. Thus, the cats are treated like kings, and although most are feral because keeping them as “pets” is generally considered inappropriate, they are well-fed and well-cared-for by a “Cat Witch” on the island.

Capela dos Ossos – Évora, Portugal       

capela-dos-ossosLocated next to the Church of St. Francis in the medieval Portuguese town of Evora, Capela dos Ossos – Évora, is a 16th-century chapel also known as the “Chapel of Bones.”

The structure is a large room built by a weird monk who completely adorned the interiors with the bones of over 5,000 monks. As creepy and scary as this chapel may sound, it actually is a place of worship.

Nagoro – Japan

Nagoro- Weird TownsWith a population ratio of only 35 humans to 350 human-sized dolls, the little town called Nagoro is absolutely on of the creepiest places on earth!

64-year-old artist Ayano Tsukimi had the brilliant, but the depressing idea of creating life-sized doll replacements for each of the people, who once lived there. She continues to make a new one each time someone dies or leaves town.

The dolls are propped up and arranged throughout the town; doing whatever their living counterparts used to do, which presumably was creeping out everyone who passed through the weird town.

It’s just a matter of time before there’s nobody left here, but lifeless and creepy dolls. Perhaps ghosts of dead locals will come back and take over the dolls. Creepy!

The Island of the Dolls – Mexico

Island Of DollsThis tiny island near Mexico City was inhabited by a recluse named Julián Santana Barrera who hung up the discarded dolls he found floating in surrounding river for 50 years to appease the spirit of a girl who drowned nearby; which he said haunted him until he died of a heart attack near the same river. Akodessewa Fetish Market – Togo

Akodessewa Fetish Market - TogoShrunken heads, skulls, and flesh are all wares sold in this market. These supplies are used by those who practice the indigenous fetish religions of the country.

You sure do not want to upset anyone around there so they don’t cast a spell on you!

How To Make Your Next Vacation A Perfect One


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Baecation

Everyone needs a vacation at some point; you need to take some time out to relax, have a fun experience and shake off the pressures of work and life generally. It may even surprise you to know that going on a vacation comes with some health benefits.

Planning the perfect vacation isn’t a day’s job. You need to take your time and get some details right as tons of pressure to make it perfect can end up backfiring on you. So here are some easy tips to planning a perfect vacation. Read on….

Decide On Your Destination

Before dreaming of having the perfect vacation; you need to figure out where you want to go. A lot of people talk vaguely about travel. They never say where they are going, they only dream about going.

Picking a destination is immensely important, as it gives you a definite goal. It’s a lot easier to mentally set your mind to your destination so you can plan your vacation accordingly.

Make Your Research

The internet can give you full access to travel information on your destination. Make sure that you familiarise yourself with useful advice on local laws, entry and exit requirements, security, and health issues. All of this will help you peradventure you get into some difficult situation.

You need to also research the costs in your destination according to the style of travel you want. Do you want to backpack, or would you rather stay in luxury hotels? How much are hostels, hotels, restaurants, and attractions? Knowing will allow you to estimate how much money you’ll need for your trip.

You also want to make research on the activities you want to enjoy and how much they cost so that you can plan towards saving enough money for your activities or tours.

Choose The Perfect Time Of The Year

Some destinations are a lot more fun to visit during summer, spring or autumn. If you do your research well, you may be able to find out what activities or festivals are available at what time of the year; in order for you to plan your trip accordingly. You also want to make sure that time tallies with your holiday or your available time.

Decide The Length Of Your Trip

If you have no idea on how long you will be gone for; then it may be very difficult for you to save towards your trip. You need to check your calendar and know how many days you have for your vacation.

You also want to make sure that you don’t use up all your days on the trip so you can have a day or two after your trip to relax and reminisce on your experience.

Save Money

If you really want to make the most out of your trip, then you need to save as much money as possible. Cut out unnecessary expenditures; write down all your current expenses so you can determine where you are spending money and how you can cut back. People spend a lot of money every day through small purchases like a bottle of water, snacking, hanging out with friends, eating at fancy restaurants and other expenses.

If you’ve done your research well and figured how much you will need, then you need to revisit your daily expenditures in order to save money and even save more than your required budget for the trip.

Plan Your Expectations

Travelling with friends can sometimes be hectic as you may end up going with their preferences in terms of where to visit or what activities to go for.  So if you are going to be travelling with a friend or a partner, it is important to have discussions to set a common goal for the upcoming trip—are you aiming for relaxation, adventure, romance, or celebration? By doing this, you will avoid those awkward moments when you realize that your expectations differ from theirs.

Pack Light

Too much luggage is just going to make your trip difficult for you—getting to and from the airport, waiting to check into your hotel, dealing with baggage claim—that much more difficult. You also stand the risk of being vulnerable to bag snatchers and pickpockets.

Keep your clothing options easy and only pack the necessities. Avoid baggage claim by fitting everything you bring into your carry-on. It sure is better to under pack and be comfortable than to overpack and be exhausted. Remember that you may be buying some things to take back; so you don’t want to end up having excess luggage.

Best Summer Destinations Across The World


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Why You Should Visit These Beautiful Islands

Summer vibes are here! It’s time to take a trip, relax and have fun! It don’t matter what part of the world you live in; going on a vacation during summer time is nothing but exciting!

So just in case you are yet to plan your summer vacation; here are some of the best summer destinations to consider this year! You sure would enjoy every bit of your trip.

Miami

MiamiWant to get the best vibes this summer? Then Miami is sure the destination! Miami continues to draw visitors even in non- summer months, especially Europeans and South Americans escaping winter.

To keep cool in the blazing heat, you need take off the layers of cloth you have on and be comfortable in your shorts and spaghetti top or better still, put on your best bikini and take a dip in the Atlantic, Biscayne Bay … or an infinity pool. The night life is also exciting and entertaining and is sure a good spot to socialise with people.

Paris

Paris, France

Visiting “The City of Love” in the summer is nothing but exciting and fun. The excellent weather, wonderful cuisines, the museum, theatre, opera, Le Louvre, Sacré Coeur, Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame are just a few of the wonderful places that you could see this summer and trust that there are a lot more! Paris is also a convenient jumping off point for those doing an extended tour of Europe.

However, visiting Paris during summer certainly has its cons – particularly the heavy crowds and high prices.

Hawaii

HawaiiYou won’t need your passport to visit the No. 1 destination on the list, but you may feel as though you’re in another world thanks to Hawaii’s red- and black-sand beaches, lush sea cliffs, volcanic landscapes, abundant sea life and rich Polynesian culture.

Santorini, Greece

SummerSantorini is one of the most beautiful and unique towns in the world. Perched along a cliff of volcanic rock, Santorini is what remains of one of the largest volcanic eruptions on record – occurring some 3,600 years ago. Also it is the perfect beach vacation for you this summer as the summer months provide the best weather for swimming.

You can also sample some of the Europe’s finest wines and breathe in the salty air while enjoying the view of the vast Aegean Sea and its surrounding islands.

Amsterdam

AmsterdamYes, Amsterdam! While people don’t really get to talk much about the city of Amsterdam, it is however a great and the ideal place to visit at this time. Talk about the festivals, the events to enjoy in the Open Garden Days, the beautiful houses that line the famous canals and traversing Amsterdam’s thousands of bridges and waterways by bike and by boat in search of the perfect brown café.

It’s nothing but a unique and fun experience.

Bora Bora

Bora BoraIf you conjure up images of the perfect island paradise in your head, it probably looks like Bora Bora’s stilted bungalows jetting out into the turquoise lagoon. A volcanic atoll, Bora Bora is surrounded by a circular coral reef, which makes it ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving.

Dubai

Valentine Travel- Top Places To Visit In DubaiA trip to Dubai his summer will sure offer you a bundle of fun and exciting experiences. From the luxury shopping at the world’s largest shopping mall, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene to the fantastic indoor ski and the beautiful desert! You sure cannot exhaust all of the fun options Dubai has to offer.

You also get the chance to catch the Dubai Summer Surprises festival, where you can expect dramatic discounts, raffles and fireworks.

Tourism In Kenya – See The Best Places To Visit


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Kenya Tourism - Lake Nakuru National Park Entrance

Being the second largest source of foreign exchange for Kenya, the government invests a lot into tourism in Kenya and maintenance of the areas concerned.

With more than 19 national parks and game reserves, Kenya remains a top tourist destination for foreigners and Africans alike.

Among plenty of great beaches, waterfalls, national parks and forest reserves, here are a few places worthy of mention.

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli national park

Elephants at Amboseli national park against Mount Kilimanjaro

Formerly known as Maasai Amboseli Game Reserve, the park is 390 km2 in size and spreads across the Kenya—Tanzania border. It resides in Kajiado County, Kenya.

The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants and offers spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

Amboseli National Park is home to many species, including elephants, Cape buffaloes, impala, Masai lions, cheetahs, spotted hyenas, Masai giraffes, plains zebras and blue wildebeest among other African animals.

 

Kora National Park

Kora National Park

Kora National Park

Located in Coast Province, Kenya, Kora National Park covers an area of 1,787 square kilometres and is located 125 kilometres (78 miles) east of Mount Kenya. The park became a national park in 1990 following the murder of British wildlife conversationalist, George Adamson by poachers. The park boasts of wildlife such as Hyenas, Elephants, Cattle, lions, Giraffes and more.

 

Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park

Created in 1961, Lake Nakuru National Park is 168 km2 wide in Nakuru Town which sits in the Great Rift Valley. It is best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos, nesting along the shores. Also of interest is an area of 188 km (117 mi) around the lake which is fenced off as a sanctuary to protect Rothschild giraffes and black Rhinos.

 

Mount Kenya National Park

Mount Kenya, Kenya.

Mount Kenya, Kenya.

Mount Kenya National Park was established in 1949 to protect the region surrounding Mount Kenya. In April, 1978 the area was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the forest reserve that surrounds it. The area boasts of wildlife such as Black-and-white colobus, other monkeys and Cape Buffalo .

Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park became Kenya’s first national park when it was established in 1946. Located approximately 7 kilometres south of the centre of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city, it’s one of Kenya’s most successful Rhinocerossanctuaries.

Migrating herbivores concentrate in the park during the dry season among much other wildlife population. A great scene to witness!

Seven Common Travel Mistakes And How To Avoid Them


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Indispensable Travel Tips For Your Vacation

Planning a vacation or business travels can sometimes be overwhelming and can also get you carried away by the expectations of your destination. However, it is an opportunity to break the chain of routine and experience new emotions, feelings and impressions.

While your travel plans may seem well structured and organised, there are however some common mistakes that some of us make while embarking on our trip. We’ve outlined some of those mistakes and how to avoid them. Read on…

Careless Roaming

When travelling abroad, you must have at the back of your mind that mobile roaming is a very expensive. It could be disastrous not to switch off your mobile roaming function, because you will definitely return home to meet a bill you did not bargain for.

To play safe, you can either use applications that provide free voice call, video and chat services such as Skype or Whats App – via Wi-Fi services. Also, if you may want to familiarize yourself with the roaming tariffs before embarking on your journey and use consciously.

Ditching Your Budget

Getting excited about your trip may sometimes cause you to forget about your whole plans and budget. For many inexperienced travellers going to a foreign country, it is very likely for you to get carried away and forget about all troubles and plunge into the world of entertainment and shopping since it may be your first time; however have in mind that going on a spending spree will ruin your budget. Instead consider your budget as a way to experience the place more creatively and more authentically – not as a restriction.  Create a realistic budget that you can stick to and allow some breathing room for miscellaneous expenses. Bottom line is for you to spend wisely!

Handing Your Possessions To A Stranger

You never know when you might be forced to gate-check your hand luggage. Place your jewellery, iPad, camera, house and car keys, medication, and anything else you “can’t live without” in a thin pack or pouch inside your hand luggage so that, if you must surrender it to a flight attendant at the last minute because the overhead bins are full, you can remove the smaller bag and keep an eye on it beneath the seat in front of you.

Ignorance Of The Local Law

One mistake you don’t want to make is to forget that you are in another man’s land where the law, rules, values, social norms, traditions and culture may be absolutely different from where you’re coming from. Breaking the law in the name of ignorance, will not avert the consequence. The law is equal for everybody – whether you are a local or a tourist. Before you decide to go to a foreign country, try to learn at least something about its culture and laws.

Not Doing Research

Google is such a life saver! Not doing proper research on your destination may have you making the wrong choices or going to the wrong places. Get information of possible things to do and interesting history of the place. The more research you do in advance, the more you know about the place and the more chances that you will enjoy your stay.

Not Knowing A Bit Of The Geography And Language

You don’t need to know everything about the geography or master how to speak the official language of your destination; however, you can at least learn a few things about the surroundings, how to ask for directions in their language and know a few things about their food. The locals might appreciate you for knowing a bit of their culture and thereby assist you when you need help with restaurants or directions.

Relying Totally On Guide Books

Guidebooks are made to inform your travels, not to define them. For instance, a guide book may have a list of fun spots that you could visit, however, the real deal may not just be in the guide book. Put the guidebook down and interact with other travellers and people at the destination. Allow yourself to explore and use your own initiative; there is a lot more to a place than what is in any guidebook. Have a safe trip!

 

Top Seven Cities To See In Your Lifetime


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Waterfront Destinations

When it comes to tourism, there are some cities around the world that always top the list as the most visited. From the ancient capitals to the modern cities, here are top seven cities to add to your bucket list today.

Read on:

Venice, Italy

Venice, ItalyFrom its picturesque canals and grandiose basilicas to its colourful homes and cozy wine bars, there’s simply nowhere like it on Earth.

Rome, Italy

The ColosseumWalking through Italy’s capital is like exploring the world’s largest open-air museum. Simply put, no city on Earth combines fine art, cuisine, tons and tons of ancient architecture and history quite like the Eternal City and every year, millions of tourists come from around the world to admire the treasures and masterpieces.

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece
Take a trip back in time to Santorini, Greece – one of the most beautiful and unique towns in the world. Perched along a cliff of volcanic rock, Santorini is what remains of one of the largest volcanic eruptions on record – occurring some 3,600 years ago. The cube-like houses are whitewashed with volcanic ash and limestone, giving them a distinct pearly colour. The beauty of Santorini lies within its simplicity. It is just that: simply beautiful. When in Santorini, sample some of the Europe’s finest wines and breathe in the salty air while enjoying the view of the vast Aegean Sea and its surrounding islands.

Paris

Paris, France

The City of Love is as romantic and corny as you could possibly get. That’s why Paris is such a great place to visit. Lovers come here at some point in their lives to experience the romance that practically oozes out of every museum, theatre, and opera. The Louvre, Sacré Coeur, Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame are just a few of the wonderful places you have to see. This city is so full of culture and elegance it is impossible to not fall in love with it.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  

Rio De JaneiroFrom the world-famous Carnival to its iconic skyline, Rio de Janeiro is an experience for all five senses. Quite possibly the most beautiful metropolis in the world, Rio De Janeiro intertwines the beauty of the natural world with the tempo of an urban metropolis, housing more than 6.3 million people

The fact that its home to two of the most famous beaches on Earth doesn’t hurt either!

London, United Kingdom

LondonOne of the most visited cities by college students in Europe; London is a wonderful place to visit. It is often considered the home away from home because of the similarities drawn to the USA. Many movies have taken place depicting this lovely city, but you really must come and see it for yourself. Bring a good pair of walking shoes because you will be running all over the city to see the amazing sights.

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Blue Lagoon IcelandThe Blue Lagoon is a unique wonder of Iceland and thanks to all that volcanic activity, the small island is so famous. In the middle of the weird and wonderful, flat black lava fields of the Svartsengi National Park, the huge, outdoor lagoon is filled by naturally heated geothermal water which comes from 6,500 feet (2,000 meters) below the surface of the earth.

As one of the worlds’s most popular hot springs, Blue Lagoon offers visitors an otherworldly spa experience with its mineral-rich mud and 100-degree enriched waters. Set on a serene backdrop of rolling hills and even the Northern Lights on some occasions.

 

Helpful Travel Etiquettes To Practice On Your Next Vacation


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Travel Guide

Travelling exposes you to diverse culture, people, tradition and religion which may be entirely different from what you know. While getting acquainted to a different culture and environment may sometimes be difficult or challenging, it is however advisable to practice good travel etiquettes in order to make your experience a memorable one.

Here are some helpful travel etiquettes you sure should imbibe:

Patience

When you travel, chances are that something may piss you off or go wrong but generally, things more often than not will not work out the way you hoped or planned. For example, waiting in queues, getting things wrong because you don’t understand the language and chasing dreams that looked so much closer in the photos; whatever the situation is, stick it out, take it slow, breathe and smell the roses. Just be calm and patient!

Gratitude

It is human nature to grumble about things; but when we travel, you are supposed to keep the grumbling at bay by appreciating every little kind gesture from strangers. If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all, even if their food seems strange and you can’t cope with it, be polite and show gratitude.

Language

If you are visiting a country where English is probably not an official language, try as much as you can to learn at least some basics; like how to ask for directions, how to greet people and how to say thank you. You must however be careful while speaking a foreign language as some words that may sound like English may totally mean something else in another language.

Avoid Littering

While littering the environment may be a punishable offence in a particular country, locals may however get away with it and for some reason it may not be frowned at by other locals or even the authority. Regardless of what the locals do though however, it doesn’t give a traveller the right to do likewise. Avoid littering the environment and instead set an example for the locals to trash things correctly.

Religion

Showing disrespect or speaking ill about the religion practiced may cause a lot of trouble as it may be seriously upsetting to locals who may in turn make you feel unwelcome. Religion is a sensitive topic and it is best to keep your opinion and reservations about a certain religion to yourself

Learn A Bit Of The Geography

Just as the locals might appreciate you for knowing a bit of their language, they’ll also like knowing that you know a little of the geography.

For instance, if you’re in Brazil, for example, it would help to know that Brasilia is the capital, and Sao Paolo is the largest city.

Appreciate Other Cultures

Learning about other cultures in school is one thing, but actually experiencing a culture is completely different. Whether you’re visiting art museums, looking at grand architectural landmarks, or even just stopping for a coffee break in a happening café, traveling exposes you to people and lifestyles that are completely different than anything you’ve probably encountered back at home. Whatever the culture or tradition is, learnt to appreciate it as we are unique and different in beautiful ways.

Best Honeymoon Destination Around The World


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Best Honeymoon Destination Around The World

Honeymoon marks the beginning of a lifetime journey between you and the love of your life; it is also a celebration of the official union.

While most couples see it as a time to get away from the stress of the pre-wedding activities and unwanted visits by friends and family members after the wedding, it is also important to have some time out and make it a very memorable and romantic getaway experience between the couple.

Here are some of the best honeymoon destinations from around the world that promises a romantic experience for you and your heart rob. Read on:

Florida

Florida HoneymoonFrom lounging on incredible beaches to enjoying thrill rides at theme parks like Universal Studios, Florida will not disappoint you. If you’re looking at a laid back sort-of Honeymoon, check out Key West with its tropical atmosphere and its friendly locals you’re bound to find relaxation. But if you’re looking for more of a nightlife party atmosphere, South Beach is where it’s at. Stay at the Angler’s Miami South Beach Resort for tranquil place to come to after all the partying.

Seychelles

SeychellesPraslin Island, Seychelles – The Seychelles Islands are a growing African contender on a resort tourism scene traditionally dominated by the South Pacific and the Caribbean. The Seychelles offer the lush vegetation and exotic beaches of any tropical archipelago, but really takes things to another level on Praslin Island; Praslin is a lesser-populated island that’s home to incredible and virtually untouched beaches like Gran Ansé as well as the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s home to such an incredible variety of plant and animal life that one 19th-century general named it the real-life Garden of Eden. (Manuel Tamayo Martin)

The Islands Of The Bahamas

BahamasWith so many beautiful islands to choose from, it’s hard to go wrong with this location. However, if you want to plan a really romantic getaway, there are even “romance directors” that can help you organize your fantasy honeymoon or wedding (on a beach at sunset, on a party boat where you can dance the night away, etc.).

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar, TanzaniaZanzibar Island is one of the most beautiful islands in Africa. Known for its luxurious beach hotels and resorts, sandy beaches, National parks, spice tours and cultural attractions, Zanzibar has it all when it comes to amazing honeymoon ideas. Zanzibar Serena Hotels offers an amazing honeymoon package that will provide the couple with an adventurous vacation. The spice island holds endless opportunities for tourists especially honeymooners.

France, Paris

FranceParis is the city of love and it’s hard to find a country more romantic than France and even harder to find a city that attracts more honeymooners like Paris does. Enjoy the city of lights and all that it has to offer from magnificent gardens and palaces to exquisite French style department stores. So whether you eat a dinner for two atop the Eiffel Tower, experience serenades as you meander through the richly decorated streets, or savour the genuine French breads and the sweet wine. If you’re looking for a top-notch honeymoon hotel, check out Castille Paris. Set amongst the fashion boutiques of Rue Cambon in the centre of Paris, you’ll be close to attractions such as Musée du Louvre, the Grand Palais and the Jardin des Tuileries.

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, GreeceThere’s no Island like the Santorini; even if you’ve never been to this Cyclades Island in the Aegean Sea, you’d still recognize it immediately. It is a volcanically formed island with dramatic cliffs, ancient ruins, and picturesque towns with candy-coloured houses carved into the cliffs, sapphire waters, black sand beaches, gleaming white buildings topped with half-spheres the colour of a stormy sky. It’s just an amazing view to behold and the perfect spot for honeymooners. When you visit, watch the sun set which seem tinted with every shade of an artist’s palette from Oia a small village on the south-western coast.

Ibeno Beach – Akwa Ibom’s Blissful Destination For Leisure Seekers


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Ibeno beach

Are you in Akwa Ibom state or hope to visit soon and probably wondering where to have maximum fun? Then Ibeno Beach is no doubt the right destination to visit.

Ibeno beach stretches over 245 km on a sand bank in Ibeno, Akwa Ibom – it is a little haven for leisure seekers. The roaring waves, spots for sunbathing, unpolluted foliage of the mangrove forest, cool breeze from the water and a lush surrounding give this destination an unimaginable allure for tourists.

It will interest you to know that Ibeno Beach is known to be the longest sand beach in West Africa, covering about 2 kilometres and forms a part of the West African border with the Atlantic Ocean. The beauty of this beach is that its sands have been stable over the years without receding with the tide. The beach also presents nature’s gift, not only as home for fishing, but a relaxation spot for tourists.

Unlike regular sand, the sand on Ibeno Beach does not retain heat, making it comfortable to walk barefoot on a hot day. The sand is also very fine, and it is good at polishing up jewellery.

Indeed, Africa is naturally endowed.

Shaka – Statue Of Legendary Zulu King To Be Erected By Year End


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Shaka

A new statue of King Shaka would be unveiled at the international airport in Durban, South Africa before the end of 2016. This report is coming from the MEC for Economic Development, Mike Mabuyakhulu, who spoke to Daily News on Monday, May 9, 2016.

The original R3-million statue, was first unveiled six years ago at the airport, but was removed within months. It was reported at the time, that there had been complaints from members of the royal household that as King Shaka was standing near statues of cattle; it made the founder of the Zulu nation look like a herd-boy.

The 106-metre high statue, would be 13m taller than the Statue of Liberty.

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