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  • Maldives on a budget? Why not! Maldives on a budget? Why not!

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      Maldives is perceived to be a terribly expensive honeymooners' destination... However, it recently became possible for the more budget conscious travelers, snorkel/diving/water sports and beach lovers to also visit the claimed paradise without maxing out their credit cards.

      A few tips, stories and pictures, as well as suggestions, here:
      http://inshadetravel.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/maldives-on-a-budget-why-not/ 

      (NOTE: As I already have a blog with my travel stories and pictures, I won't be transferring everything here onto BT unnecessarily, it is too much work - feel free to see/read more at http://www.inshadetravel.wordpress.com , enjoy and give your feedback/suggestions :) )

       

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  • PARTY ON THE BEACH AT THE LOEW PARTY ON THE BEACH AT THE LOEWS HOTEL IN SANTA MONICA

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      Loews Hotel Santa MonicaWith the weather still warm and Halloween around the corner, this is the perfect time to hit the beach…Not just visit the beach, but kick off Halloween weekend right, with a beach party at the luxurious Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. This will be the hotel’s first annual “Live From Loews: A Rockin’ Halloween Beach Bash”. The party will include various tricks and treats, including classic rock performances by the local band Everyday Housewives and a voluntary costume contest, whose winner receives a two-night stay at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel and dinner for two in Ocean & Vine restaurant.

      There will be an added treat of a Halloween-inspired farm-to-table menu prepared by Executive Chef Keith Roberts. Some of the dishes include Wharf Troll’s Favorite Fish Tacos, Undertaker’s Brick Furnace Pizza, Spicy Shark Bite Shredded Tuna Rolls, Warm Smashed Jack-o’-Lantern Pie and a ghoulish signature cocktail. Managing director, Paul Leclerc says, “We’ll turn the lights down, the music up and revel in the freedom to live it up for one night only”…What a better way to spend a Friday night?

      The event is October 26th from 6:30 to 10:00pm.

      The tickets are usually $99, but Travel Zoo is offering them for $49 each or two for $89. This includes entry, parking, unlimited tastings from the Farm-to-table menu, and wine and beer.

      http://www.travelzoo.com/local-deals/Beach-Cities/Other/27899

      Also check out all of the amenities and goodies the Loews Hotel Santa Monica has to offer:
      www.santamonicaloewshotel.com

       

      Loews Santa Monica Hotel

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  • Budget Maldives. Maafushi is t Budget Maldives. Maafushi is the cheapest place for the best beach vacations and wanting to find the real life of Maldives.

    • From: Katerina9
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                 Budget Maldives. Maafushi island. Maafushi island (Maldives) is the best place for a holiday if you're looking for a cheap place for the best beach vacations and wanting to find the real life of Maldives.

                  The island is located in South Male’ Atoll, just 30 minutes from the airport and the capital male ' if you go on a speed boat. Also to the island can be reached by regular ferry coming from Male’ from 10 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. all days except Friday. Cost one way for one person is 2.5 - 3 $ and it takes 1.5 hours of time.

      Maafushi is really nice local island! It is not resort but it is great place for those who want to immerse in the atmosphere of the local life of Maldives and Resort of Maldives at the same time.

      On the island there are hospital, police station, school, many shops of food, clothing, household goods, fields for football and volleyball, concert Playground, bar, cafe on the shore of the ocean, where tables are standing right in the sand. There's two good beach with white sand and a very good coral reef.

      All the prices are low as they are for local residents in contrast to the island-resorts. While you can at least every day to travel to the neighboring island-resorts, which are located in a few minutes by speed boat and spend a whole day there, taking advantage of all the infrastructure free of charge. (For example, a trip to the nearby Byadhoo island-resort with dinner, beach towels, the opportunity to enjoy all of the amenities of the hotel, transfer to a whole day worth of Summer Villa guest house of $15).

      The Maafushians are very friendly people ever ready to help without any sign of self-interest. So you will be able to by souvenirs times cheaper than they sell for the resort tourists. Local shops (except souvenirs) have fixed prices and you can by fruits, snacks and even swimming fins there for the real (not resort) price.

      Maafushi it is a where you can see the ocean from any place on the island. The Indian Ocean is calm and very beautiful. You can enjoy it as a natural swimming pool. There is a nice coral reef nearby.

      There are two beaches on  Maafushi on opposite sides of the island. The reef is located in the west side, if you walk away from Summer villa Guest house on the left. You must walk on the snow-white sand in shallow water a few meters long and there begins a good riff. Steep wall of coral and fish. I saw there a huge turtle, eagle rays (very nice!), Dolphins and groups of all kinds of fishes. It should carry with them flippers necessarily because it is the ocean, and without them hanging like an empty bottle.

                  Budget Maldives. MaafushiIt is a great choice for the tourists that want "budget holidays". Resort rest (15$ all day with lunch), the snorkeling, fishing from boat, swimming with manta ray and dolphins , a picnic on a deserted island, rest on a small beach in the middle of the ocean (a small island, where nothing except sand), a concert of national culture and etc.

      There are some guest houses. I stayed in Summer Villa Guest house. It is an excellent Guest House with wonderful family-like atmosphere. The Guesthouse is kept by a Maldivian family. So all the relatives are really interested in each guest and make everything possible to make the guests happy all the time.  I came here twice and it was an absolutely different experience in comparison with the previous visit but again wonderful. If you decide to go there you will feel yourself like in out-of-town house with the amazingly beautiful warm ocean and palm trees near by. All staff is very friendly and caring like your good friends.

      A cozy place. To be honest, I examined in detail on this island, the benefit was a lot of time there. And when the question arose to what hotel to choose, my husband said unequivocally Summer villa guest house and I myself did not want to go anywhere else. You feel yourself in his hotel like in your cottage  in the Maldives, it is true! You will see yourself. They organize excellent excursions. Rooms were spacious and furnished with a large soft bed and bedside tables, a large wardrobe with a wooden safe inside, a dressing table with bench, fridge, powerful AC, fans, etc. Every room had a private toilet and shower with hot water. Bed sheets and pillowcases were changed regularly. Room was very clean and cozy. There are soap and shampoo in bathroom. Staff cares for you if you are like the owner of this house and they are your staff. :))) Really nice!

      There was also a kitchen for guests in Summer Villa. Everyone could use tableware, toaster, and coffeemaker facilities or take boiling water for independent meals. But it was also possible to order the stuff to cook lunch for you.

                  Dinner was a buffet. Every evening the staff lighted candles and so each dinner turned into a romantic dating. If you decide to come with children you should not worry about food. My son (3 years old) enjoyed food in Summer Villa café.

                 Summer villa Guest house Summer Villa guest house is the best place to relax, have a good rest and get a charge of positive emotions and energy. The same time if you wish an active or extreme leisure the hotel staff can arrange excursions and active kinds of sports for you. The guest house provides cheap excursions to several resort islands, Park Island, Sand Bank, Manta and Wale shark spots. They can arrange dolphin watching, fishing and snorkeling in very picturesque areas. I also saw Bodu Beru - the show of traditional dances and songs of the Maldivian culture.

      There is free Wi-Fi in the hotel.

      It is advisable to swim in a solid swimsuit or in a t-shirt, tunic. But I saw tourists in a separate bathing suit. Nobody remarks are made. However, there is a law and it must be respected. And the sun in the Maldives is quite hard so you need to use long sleeves because you can get a sun burnt! And you can walk around the island as you like. And in T-shirts and shorts and a short skirt! For tourists there is a special relationship - complete freedom within reasonable limits.

      And on any excursions you can use a separate bathing suit. I used tunics, t-shots and sunscreen and always have nice even tan, believe me. And no sun burnt J I was afraid it also at first time but the nature dictates its own laws and I used except tunics leggings the first days.

      Very good alternative to expensive resorts. A wonderful place with wonderful people always on hand to help and make sure your holiday lives up to all your expectations!

       

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  • white tip shark in the galapag white tip shark in the galapagos

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      snorkeling with white tip sharks in the galapagos, 5/23/12

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  • Shark Pile Shark Pile

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      During the day these Whitetip Reef Sharks like to pile up.

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  • Caribbean Reef Shark Caribbean Reef Shark

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      A sleek predator patrols the reef.

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  • Not Caught Not Caught

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      The lure hanging off of this Reef Shark will corrode and drop off in short order.

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  • Chalong Phuket Thailand July 2 Chalong Phuket Thailand July 2011

    • From: scubafan67
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      From Memphis Tennessee USA to Moscow Russia to Singapore to Chalong Phuket Thailand. Ten days in Chalong for scuba diving and sight-seeing.

      (Used www.kayak.com to search for flights) We flew from Memphis to Houston, Houston to Moscow, Moscow to Singapore, Singapore to Phuket. Not really sure of when and how the days and time changed over but we traveled nearly 40 hours and left Memphis on Tuesday and arrive in Phuket on Thursday. We stayed in the airport hotel 6 hours in Singapore and it was more than wonderful to be able to take a shower and lay down completely stretched out after the first airplane trips. (We stayed in the Ambassor Tranist 2 hotel and for $60 we had six hours of a hotel room with a shower, bed, tv and quiet. You do not have to leave the secure airport or recheck bags.) We flew Singapore Airlines and paid extra to be up front in coach so we had extra legroom. It was nice to be able to stand up and stretch but we saw the other seats had footrests and more room than any standard domestic plane so we would probably have been okay in those too. They are constantly bringing food and drinks around, and everyone has their own mini tv with current movie choices, current tv shows, games and even some that help you learn key phrases in many languages. They really go the extra mile to help make the long trip as entertaining and comfortable as possible.

      Sea Bees Diving company has humorOur pickup took us directly to the Sea Bees dive shop which we thought was a little weird but it turns out the hotel is about 2 blocks away so no problem. (We found See Bees thru the recommendation of "Footprint" which is a book that gives local insights on prices and information for dive sites around the world) Since we’d had a chance to rest up at the Singapore airport hotel, we told the dive shop we wanted to start diving the next day. They took us to our hotel, Palm Gardens Resort and we got settled in. (We got a package deal with Sea Bees and Palm Garden Resort) This was low season so of the 10 bungalows, maybe 3 were occupied with guests. The layout was serene and beautiful. Chalong is a busy business district so it isn’t very pretty but Palm Gardens is hidden away in an alley and they have it landscaped and surrounded by trees and plants that make it feel very much like you’re in the tropics. We made fast friends with Oui the property manager and she even is a diver so she went out on one of the days with us. pool at Palm Garden Resort

      We ate a nice breakfast at the resort restaurant because we didn’t know they made breakfast on the boat each morning! Eggs, fruit, rolls, bacon, ham, yogurt.. because you’ve got at least 1 hour boat ride to the closest dive site so you have time to digest before diving. After the first dive, lunch is served and they’ve cooked it on the boat. After the first day of eating on the boat, we would go to the boat wondering both what dives we would do and also what food they would be serving! The Excalibur II can service 30 divers but since this was low season, on a busy day we maybe had 12 divers so there was plenty of space and room. We were completely spoiled and would be hard pressed to be convinced to go during high season now. Shark Point and Koh Dok Mai were our dive sites. Shark Point was great but Koh Dok Mai had a fairly strong current and fairly bad viz. We were worried that the rumors of bad viz in Thailand were true. And they are but it turns out to be a hit or miss thing like a lot of places.

      PICT1771.JPGThey call it “Super Sunday” and have four dives including a night dive. The Phi Phi islands were great but we went back to Koh Dok Mai for the night dive and the current was still strong and the viz was not great so I just did not enjoy it. Night dives so far have not been of the best conditions yet I still keep trying them in hopes that I can enjoy them the way so many do.

       

      inside main temple at Wat ChalongMay 23 – no diving today so in order to “see the town,” we decided to walk the 3k to Wat Chalong. We left in the morning so it wasn’t too bad but it got hot and humid quickly. On the way, we stopped at a 7-11 and saw a lady who’d rigged up a sitting basket on her motorcycle for her poodle. I was really surprised at how many dogs and cats are all around, and how they mostly have collars and seem well taken care of. It was not unusual to see very pampered pups. By the time we got to Wat Chalong temple, I was over heated and had to sit and rest while Wayne walked around and took photos. We just took our time and meandered thru.

      Jungle Safari 4-in-1 with Young Elephant ShowMay 25 - Safari Jungle Tour 4-in-1 adventure included a Young Elephant Show and also a ride on and adult elephant on the Elephant Jungle Trek. We were picked up at our hotel and dropped off when the experience was over. (www.siamsafari.com) It also included a traditional Thai style lunch and some interactive education presentations on rice growing, rubber harvesting and curry cooking. 

       

      Singapore AirportWe had another 6 hour layover in Singapore airport and this time we explored it more. They have free internet stations all over, free calf & foot massagers all over, cushy places to sit or lay down, orchid garden, butterfly garden, sunflower garden and more to pass the time and all inside security at the airport. This was great for the trip home but we were still glad we paid the $60 on the trip in for the room. Having that room just helped us acclemate so much faster and begin enjoying our trip sooner!

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  • Awesome Iceland! Awesome Iceland!

    • From: Gailhennessey
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      Most people's response when we said we were going to Iceland was "why"?  Thirty-six years ago, on our first trip to Europe(our wedding trip), we took Icelandair and stopped at Reykjavek for 45 minutes. On the return home, we again stopped at Reykjavek and were offered a special package to stay for two days to see the land of fire and ice.  We didn’t do so but have often thought it might be a fun place to visit one day. It was always an extremely expensive destination and thus, we didn’t go. Until now.  With the financial collapse of Iceland, in the fall of 2008, the exchange rate became very positive for the American dollar. Things were 1/2 the price they had been the year before, so, we decided to make a 5 day trip to Iceland, a “green” vacation, highlighting the natural wonders of this northern European country.

      The drive to John F Kennedy International Airport took over 5 hours. Normally, it should take about 3 1/2 hours.  We endured horrific rain for the first hour. We almost turned back so my husband could build an ark. Then, we had a horrible traffic delay by the  Delaware Water Gap where I crept along at about 3 miles per hour for an hour! The fight was on schedule, at least until we boarded the plane. It was then that the pilot announced a two hour delay due to poor weather conditions. Once we were in flight, the five hours went quickly will little turbulence.

      We arriving at Reykjavek , the most northern capital city in the world, about 7:45, and took the Reykjavek Excursions’ Flybus, about $14 per person, from the airport to the hotel, about  a 40 minutes ride.  I marveled at the barren landscape, the snow covered mountains, the moss covered lava fields.

      We walked around city centre for a while and had a brunch later in the afternoon. Our hotel was great. A 4 star, Hilton Nordica, was  priced about $160 a night including a fabulous morning brunch!  I couldn’t even stay at the Marriot Courtyard in Paramus, NJ, for about this rate last month!

      That first night, we took an excursion to see the Northern Lights(Aurora Borealis). For those of you that watch reruns of Seinfeld, it was a definite Seinfeld moment. The excursion, the bus ride from hell to see the Northern Lights, was a disaster from the start. We should have been weary when the original tour company cancelled due to inclement weather!  You can’t see the northern lights, swirling green and red lights in the polar regions, with cloud cover! Yet, when the registration desk took us that Icelandic Excursions, the largest operation in the area, WAS going out that evening and that they had a great track record of finding the northern lights, we booked the evening tour. Think four hours,traveling a distance of about 120 miles, over back roads in search of the lights in  the rain! Despite the fact it was obvious we wouldn’t see the lights in such weather, the two guides wouldn't give up and kept us "captive" as they continued bouncing us along the paved and unpaved roads in their search so that they could say they tried to find the Northern Lights display. In a Seinfeld episode, Kramer kept passengers on his tour bus, as he tried to find a place that would take his muffin stumps! At first upset, (I was crying) from lack of sleep-we’d been up nearly 40 hours,  made my husband and I get silly. We started to  laugh hysterically when I made the Seinfeld connection that we might never get back to the hotel!(along with about 75 other captives on the bus). We were on a bus from 8:30 until almost 1AM! Thankfully, we did have 1 bathroom break!  The guide would say, “Look, over there...I think that’s a star” or “ That haze to your left is from the city lights of Reykjavek”. The tour started with the caveat that they couldn’t guarantee a sighting of the northern lights but they should never have taken us out on a cloudy evening! Oh, well.

      The next day, with jet lag and only 5 hours sleep, our next excursion  began with our guide David(Island Horizon), a Brit who moved to Iceland in 1985. He was wonderful and I totally recommend a tour with him as he uses a mini van and takes a small group as opposed to a large bus tour. He also makes sure that he times arrivals to the different stops BEFORE the large tour buses get there to insure a quite and uncrowded visit!  He was constantly talking through his headset,  sharing information on Iceland’s history and culture. Did you know that Iceland does not have an army, navy, or air force? It does have a Coast Guard. Did you know that Iceland doesn’t have any railways? Or that there is only one main road,the ring road which goes around the island? David said it took him five years to learn to speak Icelandic. He told us there are 36 letters in the Icelandic alphabet. There are no C and W. And, no letters are silent when reading a word.  And, there are no regional languages!  There is only one way to say each and every word. Takk is thank you, Bless is goodbye and Goda Nott is goodnight. The Northern Light tour could take a lesson from David. Instead of constantly chatting with the driver, the guide could have used all those hours to talk with the tourists about his country!

      David told us that Iceland has up to 500 earthquakes a day, most less than 3 on the Richter Scale.  He said that Iceland was due for a volcanic eruption, and I just hoped it wouldn’t be as we meandered around the volcanic areas. Called the Golden Circle Tour (about $85 per person),we traveled a 190 mile circular route with David,  from around 9-4.  We  first stopped at the  Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant and learned about how Iceland makes their energy. At the plant, the steam is separated from the water , the water is then also hot enough to supply secondary steam. The remaining water is then returned to the ground to start the process, again. Amazing process of renewable energy which supplies 99% of the countries energy needs! David called our attention to a field of growing marshmellows(really hay bales).We stopped at a volcanic crater called Kerio, a great example of a caldera crater. Because of the great acoustics at this site, there are many concerts and Pavarotti performed here. We saw a landscape of much moss covered lava fields, few trees, high cliffs and open spaces. David shared a joke about the forests of Iceland. “How does one find their way out of an Icelandic forest? Answer-You stand Up!” We traveled to the oldest geyser, called geyser(meaning “the gusher”)...that’s from where the word originated. Geysir doesn’t erupt very much any more. Next to it was Strokkur(meaning “on the struck”), which faithfully erupted ever few minutes. We then travelled on to the Gullfoss(means “golden fall”), the largest waterfall in Europe.  The 105 ft. waterfall was very beautiful amongst a  huge canyon. I envisioned the beautiful rainbows the mist created on a sunny day. I also liked the fact that the restaurant buildings were made away from the falls so you can’t see anything other than the falls. An interesting story tells of a woman who is created with saving the falls. Seems than in the early 1900s, people wanted to build a hydroelectric plant at the site.  Sigriour Tomasdottir , who lived near the falls, threatened to jump into the falls if this happened. She is created with her efforts to save the falls.  A monument of her was erected by the falls in 1978. Our last stop was at an area called Thingvellir National Park. It is here where you can see evidence of where the North American tectonic plate and Eurasian tectonic Plates meet and are spreading apart. It is also here at  Thingvellir, where Iceland’s earliest democracy began. Iceland, the world’s oldest democracy, dates back to 930. Different chieftains would travel to the area of Thingvellir  and set up shelters where people could come to discuss issues of concerns. This lasted for two weeks.  Afterwards, the different chieftains would meet to share the concerns of their clans. Laws were established and announced by the lord-chief for those in attendance to hear and take back to their regions of Iceland. The area was a wonderful natural amphitheater! Games were also played among different clans during this two week get-together and people who had broken the laws were brought to the yearly gathering for their punishment.

      The next day, we rested by doing some sightseeing of the city centre and taking in a geo thermal pool down the street from the Hilton Nordica. Laugardalur, the largest thermal swimming pool in Iceland is Olympic sized.  It also has four smaller hot pots(or gossip pots) which we used.The temperature outside was a windy 41 degrees, but the pools were about 99F. For only about $4 gave entrance to the pool/locker rooms. Another $4 paid for the rental of a towel. Not having experienced an Icelandic pool before, we had to have someone explain the procedure.  All must first take a shower before going outside into the pool area and shoes must be removed prior to entering the locker room. In the locker room. I haven't seen so many naked women since I was in high school gym class! There is definitely a totally different mentality toward the human body. In the locker room, women strolled around or sat and blow dried their hair in the buff as I scurried around in my towel to find (a none existent) shower with a curtain! We also took a bus to the Pearl, a huge dome building, which also has a restaurant and Viking museum.  From the observation deck, you have a wonderful view of the city, it’s colorful buildings, the surrounding snow covered mountains and bay, with all its fishing boats. We actually walked the way back to city centre and walked by the US Embassy, located near the city centre, at 21 Laufasvegur. We also passed by the largest church steeple in Iceland.

      The next day, we went with David’s associate, Ragner of Super Jeeps,Is, for an adventure to the South Shore and the town of Vik.(about $200 per person). Icelandic families have different last names. That’s because Icelandic people name their children after their father’s first name plus the name son or daughter added at the end.  So, if a boy named Ragner’s dad’s name is Eider. His last name would be Eidersson.  If a girl in the same family was named Dugg. Her last name would be Eidersdottir. Telephone books list by first names alphabetically.  Icelandic people always use first names, even when speaking students speak with their teachers. There is a list of accepted names. All names must be Norse names. Even new words such as radio, television and computer are made into Norse words. 
      The weather was not cooperating with extreme winds and sand storms.  We traveled to see one of Iceland’s black beaches, and one of Iceland’s oldest towns, Stokkseyri ,founded around 900 AD. We past by many greenhouses, powered by geo thermal energy, that enables the Icelandic people to have fresh fruits and flowers year round. We visited a number of waterfalls including: Seljalandsfoss and Skogan Falls. We could see Mt, Hekla, a very active volcano and Snaefellsjokull, the glacier made famous by Jules Verne in his book, Journey to the Center of the Earth.  We were heading toward Solheimajokull glacier. We didn’t get to the tongue of the glacier due to the dangerous winds. Instead, Ragner took us off road and I mean off road. After a brief ride down a gravel road, he veered off onto an earth path with dried up tire ruts. He kept going up and up and eventually left this “road” to blaze a trail of his own over stones, and landscape that looked like we’d taken a wrong turn and ended up on the lunar surface. Thank goodness for his large size tires which he said cost about $800 a piece. Interestingly, NASA used the terrain of Iceland to train the Apollo astronauts and when Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, he joked that he thought he was in Iceland! We traveled up about 5100 ft from the shore with hurricane like winds(about 50 mph).  I could hardly stand upright when we summited  and got out for photographs. Our guide, Ragner, said he'd never taken tourists up to the site before, a majestic view of the Vestmannaeyjar Islands!  In 1973, the only town on the Vestmannaeyjar( or Westman Islands) of Heimaey, was pretty much destroyed by a volcanic eruption. All of its 5000 residents had been evacuated. The thick ash and lava covered many of the homes. Today, excavation is find the homes well preserved and residents are finding some of their possessions still  intact. Heimay is called the “Pompeii of the North”.
      On the way down, he played Queen's "We are the Champions"-kind of appropriate as we had survived the unusual side excursion!


      The last day of our visit to Iceland, we stopped at the famous Blue Lagoon for a dip (www.bluelagoon.is). Reykjavek Excursions runs a very popular tour to the lagoon and then on to the airport. (cost is about $45 per person including admission to lagoon and trip to airport)They also keep your luggage for you so you don’t have to lug it around at the Blue Lagoon. If you don’t have a bathing suit, you can rent one as well as towels and robes. The thermal seawater pool , is located in  a lava field called Evil Lava, created during an eruption in 1226. The hot pool is created from the run off of the nearly geo thermal plant. White silica  mud, collected and put into nearby pots, is thought to be therapeutic for the skin. People apply it to their faces, leaving it on for a few minutes before washing it off.

      In addition to many different types of fish and lamb dishes, Iceland has some unique foods on their menus. There is sheep head, puffin bird, rotten shark called "hakarl,, grilled foal, and whale!  I did like one of their traditional desserts called skyr. Skyr, is a yogert type dish flavored (or unflavored) with different fruits. I recommend the Restaurant Reykjavek for their fish buffet located at Vesturgata 2. The restaurant also has a unique bar... an ice bar.You don coats and enter a bar lined with blocks of ice and with has a bar and bench made of ice as well. It was really cool....in several different ways!  We also at a restaurant called Caruso’s  and near the Hilton Nordica, was a great place and value, the Brasserie Askur.
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  • Shark Shark

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  • Not drumsticks again! Not drumsticks again!

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      This photo was taken inside a shark cage off of Oahu, Hawaii. Layers of sharks swam up from the bottom 340 feet below. There were around twenty sharks!

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  • Fading Away Fading Away

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      An old pier that is fading away but your memories or this tranquil section of beach will not soon fade. This image is along Oahu's breathtaking north shore not far from the famous surfing beaches. You can take in a surf contest, bask on the beaches with the sea turtles, dive among the sharks with a shark excursion or even jump from an airplane along Oahu's North SHore.

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  • Water Parks Of Disney (Part 1) Water Parks Of Disney (Part 1): Typhoon Lagoon In Orlando

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      Typhoon Lagoon Disney World OrlandoWalt Disney World Resort puts on two water parks that are best for family retreats for all season.
      Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, one of the two water parks, will rob everyone’s attention by its expeditious waterslides and miniature raft rides. The Water Park has 9 waterslides with straight down drops that one’s heart can’t contain. It has also a safe and friendly play area for children. The Lagoon has Surf Pool for anyone who wants to combat with waves towering up to 6 foot, and Shark Reef for those who want to be at peace with real sharks and other colorful fishes.
      Disney Legend tells us that the Disney’s Typhoon Water Park was born out of a meteorological disturbance when surfboards heaved at palm trees and boats flipped at the roofs of nearby beach houses.
      Typhoon Lagoon In Orlando FloridaMiss Tilly, the unlucky shrimp boat, found itself sitting on the scary peak of Mount Mayday after being swept by the angry typhoon. For an interval of half-hour, the boat’s whistle blows and the volcano attempts to dislodge the burden by spurting out massive geyser of water that burst up to the air.
      After the storm had ceased, Mount Mayday became a spring of a 56 acre tropical paradise replete with a lot of waterways, rivers, rapids and slides. The result was a creation of a bathed in light Water Park.
      Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park has quick-service restaurants, outdoor pool bar and two picnic areas. For less than $15 USD, one can already lick on a snack or a light meal. The price range will depend on average Guest check.  Alcohol, tax and tip are excluded in that estimate.
      It is best to wear simple slipper or water shoes for comfort and easy climbing on stairs going up to the built waterslides.
      Rent a locker for your hats, glasses, jewelleries, and other personal belongings. Then, you will not be mixing some worries to the thrill of plunging into swift and high, gigantic and whooping waves of adventure.
      Guest Services are thereby ready for visitors’ needs and inquiries about suitable wardrobes, ATMs, rentals on lockers, and Disney lifeguards.
      There are available buses to travel you around the Disney World Resort. Self-parking is also accessible for visitors opting to drive.


      Article originates from the leading local Orlando vacation rentals provider near Disney World Florida.

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  • Shark Fishing in Cedar Key Flo Shark Fishing in Cedar Key Florida

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      Local Fisherman pulling in a Big Shark while fishing in Cedar Key Florida, one of America's coolest towns - Photo by Pat Bonish

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  • Great White Shark Diving Great White Shark Diving

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      They come right up to the cage- it's awesome!

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      I was lucky enough to get this shot form the boat. If you go to South Africa, this is a must do! But be warned, even with a wetsuit on, the water is FREEZING when you get in the cage to go under!

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  • Big Fish, Small Diver Big Fish, Small Diver

    • From: spurdog
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      Over 60 Whale sharks all feeding in one area! Fantastic!!

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  • Scuba diver and white tipped s Scuba diver and white tipped shark

    • From: Ernest Manewal
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      Tim, a diver from Vancouver, B.C., did not see the white-tip shark as it swam over him.

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  • Bon Bini 4 Bon Bini 4

    • From: kwendorf
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      There is a funny thing about guard shacks and wooden gates when you are driving in the sunlight sometimes the colors around you just blind your vision. Ira came within 4" of smacking the windshield of our Budget rental car on our next journey to Curacao Sea Aquarium. We were warmly greeted by the reception area which explained our tour options. We had called ahead for the animal encounter dive. This being my first water dive I was feeling tense. Hans the dive master quickly picked up on my indicators and worked with me before we even geared up. The next hour consisted of learning about dive safety and protocol and an overview of what we will be seeing below in the water and exactly how our tour will be guided.  I was told that today while in the water Hans is my partner and I am to forget about my husband until after the dive, I will listen and rely on Hans to be my buddy. The next portion consisted of gearing up in a wet suit, a bc and regulator, fins, and the dreaded part for me the "mask" and tank on my back. That meant I was not going to be breathing on my own anymore which bothered me immensely. The other fear is that I would be breathing with this gear underneath the water where sea life would be crawling and as Hans explained swarming around me.  Trying my best to be brave and doing what I can to remind myself that this is a closed in area and I am with a highly qualified PADI dive master and my husband whom has a few notches on the dive belt I stand up with the assistance of a young dive helper and schlep over with this enormous heavy tank on my back and I enter the water. I say out loud to my husband and the dive master? "I can't do this", "This was a mistake", "I should wait out here and let you do your dive" I told my husband who can read the fear in my eyes a mile away. "We don't have to go down, we can just hang out right here”, were the words of Han's reassuring voice to me. Suddenly within minutes my husband is gone off under the water on the beginning of his adventure (probably at the direction of Hans) and soon before you know it Hans takes me by the hand and we are under the water doing little inch by inch techniques until I allow my yoga breathes to take over and we dispense further down where I see Ira playing with the sea rays as the underwater photographer is busy capturing our entire adventure for our CD to take back home. Patiently, Hans works with me as I point up to the surface every time the panic set in and about a half hour later we were down in the tank playing with the sea rays and the fish and having fun.

      Hans was so careful he never left my side and he checked my equipment continually. The photographer was amazing and being the owner of a photography studio for many years my husband knows a good photographer when he meets one, she was dynamite.  Hans has the sting rays dancing all around me and has me to pet them; they remind me of my cat very friendly except they are slimy. They are very affectionate and he puts one above my head. On Ira they placed a starfish on his head which made for a funny picture. The next stop was to feed the sharks. Now I start to panic again and Hans carefully worked with me to overcome the initial descent and placed my hands onto a rope for me to hang on to help me with my staying down and not freaking out as much.

      The dive master Hans fed the sharks first and then gave my husband his turn, next it was my turn. Hans had me make a closed fist and handed me the fish to feed the shark. He demonstrated first and then held my hand as I wiggled near the shark with his enticing snack. The shark did not take long to respond with a "slurp" the little fish vanished and just as quickly I moved my hand away from his mouth. What a rush! Again we took turns feeding the sharks they politely pulled up behind each other taking turns after a few snacks they each swam off, amazing creatures. It totally takes the fear out of the unknown once you live an experience like that. That concluded our tour and we came up to the surface. We spent a couple of hours watching the dolphin show, having lunch and taking some photographs at the Sea Aquarium another day well spent.

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