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Travel to Johannesbury for world cup 2010

If you were to visit Johannesburg for World Cup 2010, herewith below are the suggested attraction and destination while you were in Johannesburg. Johannesburg not only offers World Cup 2010, but there are also a lot of things that you can see and do.

Before you travel, always remember to search for travel deals for flight, tour etc, and hotel deals for Johannesburg hotel. And do not forget to use phone card or calling card when you call from Johannesburg – this will save you a lot of money that you can spend during your holiday.

 

Ellis Park Stadium

Kruger National Park

It is not visiting Africa if not take a look at the wildlife. In other countries when you want to see wildlife, you can simply goo to the zoo. However in South Africa, you can see the animals and wildlife living in the wild with your naked eyes; you can experience like in what discovery channel and national geographic camera man always experiences. Imagine yourself seeing your favourite animal’s style of living.

Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is a must visit if you would like to experience the wildlife experience. The national park is about 2 million hectares wide and a home to hundreds of trees, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

Even if you are not a wildlife fan, visit Kruger National Park for once in a lifetime experience! 

Heia Safari Ranch

If you only stay for a short time for the world cup and on the rush but still want to experience the famous African wildlife, you ought to stay at the Heia Safari Ranch. During your stay, you will meet animals such as Zebra, Giraffe, Monkeys, Gazzels walking just outside your Bungalows or hut. You can enjoy your meal here with view of Zebra, Giraffe etc.

When you fell not enough only by seeing the Zebra, Giraffe, Monkeys at the ranch, you can also join the “Game Drivers” provided by the ranch where you will be sitting in a drive and guided throughout your journey of about 1.5 hours seeing rhino, buffalo, hippo, wildebeest, impala, kudu, giraffe, eland in wilderness.

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South Africa countdown: Cats and elephants (oh, my)

South Africa countdown: Cats and elephants (oh, my)

As the countdown continues to the opening World Cup match in Johannesburg, South Africa, on June 11, soccer travelers seeking critter contact have a lot to sort out.

Much of the best game viewing is in Kruger National Park and other spots relatively distant from the 10 stadiums that are staging matches. But there are a lot of easily accessible places to see animals too.  Some are an easy day trip from Johannesburg (which has two World Cup stadiums) or Cape Town (which has one).

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6 Endangered Places that should be on your must-do list

As we travel more and more, so do places suffer. Unthinking and irresponsible tourists, development and the environmental crisis are some of the major causes of the destruction of the worlds marvels. As everyone rushes to see these beautiful places and wonders, they become even more endangered. So when you visit these places, make sure that while enjoying the beautiful view, you are responsible enough not to contribute to their endangerment.

Kruger National Park in South Africa

6 Endangered Places that should be on your must-do list

During 2006, there were only less than 50, 000 lions remaining-a far cry from the 200, 000 three decades ago. Ranchers kill them because they eat the livestock, while poachers hunt them for profit. Unfortunately, even those that are staying in national parks are also suffering due to illnesses. When there is not enough funding the animals naturally become the first victims, and corruption among officials does not help the matter.

To appreciate this, go to Kruger National Park or Londolozi, a private game reserve. Singita Lodges have game drives which will make you see the amazing landscape of Africa, where elephants, cheetahs, lions and giraffes roam. This costs $1, 133 per person.

Tanjung Putting Biosphere Reserve in Borneo

6 Endangered Places that should be on your must-do list

Around 50, 000 orangutans call Borneo their home, but this island is critically endangered. Loggers and palm farmers have destroyed the rainforest, and the Indonesian government claims that it makes jobs for the citizens. But its not just the orangutans who are at risk here; the island is also home to the Asian elephant, as well as the Sumatran rhinoceros.

The Rimba Lodge, which is adjacent to the reserve, is a wildlife park. Here you can book for a tour to see these in their natural habitat: orangutans, long-tailed macaques, proboscis monkeys as well as gibbons. Prices start at $49 for two people.

The Taj Mahal in Agra, India

6 Endangered Places that should be on your must-do list

The story of two lovers has never been more tangible than this-a creation borne from a mans love for his wife. All over the world, the Taj mahal is aa well-known, well-loved structure, and most people have this on their must-see list. If you happen to be one of those people, you might have to hasten that trip, because the worlds best-loved wonder, this majestic mausoleum, is under threat due to environmental damage.

Sadly, nearby factories are the causes, as soot and particulates are beginning to turn the beautiful white façade yellowish. Naturally, restoration is in order, and many people have been thinking of ways to preserve its beauty. One includes a giant mud pack-covering the mausoleum with mud like a facial. For someone who has done so much to concretize his love for his wife, future generations seem to have done a lot as well to destroy its beauty.

At Oberoi Amarvilas, you can book for a room which overlooks the beautiful Taj Mahal. If you want to see it up close, thats not a problem as this luxury hotel is a mere five-minute walk away. While you still can, get to appreciate the monument during sunrise, when the white marble turns into different shades of pink. A room for two begins at $741.

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8 of the Sexiest Hotel Showers in the World

Usually people book hotel rooms for the comfort and luxury it offers. Today, not only do designers and hotel owners pay attention to the room. They have added something else which entices visitors even more: showers. If you think about this, it is but natural that a room has a wonderful shower waiting for its tired visitors.

However, dont think its just an ordinary shower-something similar to what you have at home. These are extraordinary bathrooms with high-tech features, glass mosaics and even a chandelier. Think the latter is only a posh way to light your path inside? Think again, as a switch turns this chandelier into an incredibly sexy shower.
Gone are the days when hotel rooms offered bathrooms that simply offer a place for you to freshen up from a days worth of tours. Today, they have all kinds of perks which include multiple showerheads to a grand view of the city.

If youre used to sprawling hotel rooms with nice, little bathrooms which offer the essentials, it is time to visit different hotels around the world, which offer the sexiest showers for you to enjoy, and even share with a partner. When checking into your room, dont just take a quick glance at the bed and the surroundings; go straight to the bathroom and check out their top-of-the-line offers.

Mondrian South Beach in Miami

8 of the Sexiest Hotel Showers in the World

The clear blue skies of Miami is depicted on the wall of the bathroom through mosaic glass tiles, and to complete an outdoor experience, the rain showerhead mounted on the ceiling trickles water, which is actually incorporated into a lighted crystal chandelier. And since one should never be satisfied by constructed elements alone, Marcel Wanders made sure that there is a grand view of the bay, ocean, and the city itself. Agua by Korres is the chosen brand for the bath products.

Viceroy in Anguilla

8 of the Sexiest Hotel Showers in the World

Want to feel like a celebrity? Head to Anguilla and immerse yourself in this resort that has 166 rooms-the best thing being their showers, which are outdoors. Not to worry though, as these outdoor wooden showers are connected to the main bathroom (in marble) through sliding doors. Still feeling cramped? Simply open the shutters to get a breathtaking view of the seascapes. Neil George of Beverly Hills provides the shampoos and conditioners.

Alila Cha-am in Thailand

8 of the Sexiest Hotel Showers in the World

If you are interested in an Asian getaway, this beautiful place is the best for you. Known for their spas, Alila Cha-ams very own spa products are all organic; made from Sensatia Botanicals-a local brand that uses raw materials. Pretend that you are in the wilds of Asia by taking a cool shower under the rain, right in your own bathroom: complete with a sound system, the 24-by-19-inch showerhead will give you the feeling of actually taking a shower in the rain. You can also control the showers strength by choosing between a soaking shower or one that swathes you into a curtain of water.

A lot of countries at the moment though have issued travel warnings to their citizens because of the political unrest in Thailand.

Park Hyatt Macka Palas in Istanbul

8 of the Sexiest Hotel Showers in the World

If you want a more complete spa experience, head over to Istanbul where they know their craft. Copying Turkish baths, they have steam rooms, heated floors and stone seats where you can sit and enjoy a spa treatment. To further relax visitors, Macka Palas has availed of an exclusive scent by Blaise Mautin, which smells of rose, with a hint of sandalwood and jasmine. Let your eyes feast on the gorgeous neoclassical design of the building, complete with Art Deco-designed rooms.

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