Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Easy Online Payday LoanOnline payday loans are sometimes known as the short injection of cash. Why short? It is because a payday loan is appropriate to fix short-term financial problems. One of the cons of a payday loan is it does not fix the problem. Sometimes, the borrower can get addicted to always take out a payday loan whenever they need cash. If you want to take out a payday loan by still maintaining your finance conditions, you can simply address your finance problem of not having enough money to start with. Here are few tips prior to getting the short injection of cash.

The first tip is you can get started seeking assistance or financial advice before deciding to take out a payday loan. A payday loan comes with high interest loans after all. So, seeking financial advice will help you making an informed decision of taking out a payday loan. The second tip is you must develop a plan on how you can get the loan and pay back it in full on the due date. If you think you will not be able to pay back the loan on time, you had better contact the payday loan lender before the loan payment is due. Then, you can negotiate the repayment plan.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Why Visit Nepal?

Nepal is situated between two big countries India and China as a yam. Being a small country with an area of 147181sq Km Nepal possesses bundles of attractions to the tourists, providing unique cultures preserved from the past, exotic scenic beauty of landscapes, forests, mountains lakes and rivers beside these Nepal possesses great opportunities for different kinds of adventure activities. Nepal can also be called the mountain kingdom as around 64 percent of the total land is covered by mountain region. Nepal contains eight mountains more than 8000m tall among the 14 existing around the world and they are Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Annapurna, among these Everest is the tallest one throughout the world with the height of 8848m. Not only these but Nepal also had other many mountains smaller in height but great in their beauty and scenic views. Although Nepal is a small country, the natural beauty of Nepal is indefinable. Nepal possesses the great natural beauty from the plains of the terai to the peaks of the mountains; due to these Nepal can be stated as the,'Last Paradise on Earth'.

Nepal is also very rich in History and Culture as many of the historical and cultural sites of Nepal still exists in front of our eyes, which are now the main attraction for the tourists coming to Nepal from different parts of the world. It is a country of millions of Gods and the only country with the living Goddess called Kumari. The arts and articrafts found in the heritage sites are the property of Nepal and retains great value. There are 10 world heritage sites in Nepal listed by UNESCO among which seven are cultural and two of them are natural and they are Boudhanath Stupa, Bhaktapur Durbar, Changu Narayan, Kathmandu Durbar, Patan Durbar, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayabhunath Stupa, Royal Chitwan National Park, Sagarmatha National Park and Lumbini the birth place of Gautam Buddha, 'Apostle of Peace and light of Asia'. Lumbini is one of the holiest place of Buddhist religion and as well as Hindus where peoples from all around the world go there to pay homage. The site, described as a beautiful garden in the Buddha's time, still retains its legendary charm and beauty. Other places named as Pokhara, Mustang, Lumbini, Gorkha, Tansen etc... are the other beautiful touristic places in Nepal.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

3 Must-See Sights on a Botswana Safari

See the Small Town of Serowe on a Botswana Safari

This small, sprawling town makes a fantastic side trip to any Botswana safari holiday, and is a must-see destination to any visitor who wishes to learn more about Botswana's culture and history. Serowe was the birthplace of Sir Seretse Khama, the first president and founding father of Botswana who famously returned to his homeland from his studies in the UK along with an English bride - much of the controversy caused by the interracial marriage that played out in the aftermath of this took place in Serowe. You can still visit the couple's graves in the royal cemetery today. Serowe is the perfect destination to take it easy and enjoy a break from the wilderness of your Botswana safari adventure, and to just wonder around soaking up the atmosphere and the history.

The Okavango Delta

Generally renowned as housing one of Africa's most breathtaking selections of wildlife as well as stunning scenery, the Okavango is the world's only inland delta and a land of dramatic flood plains, palm-fringed islands and the mighty rushing river. If you possibly can, time your Botswana safari holiday with the Okavango's annual flood, which arrives each May and makes this piece of land the destination of choice from mass migrations of animals from all over the Kalahari. The floods not only ensure that you're guaranteed to good game viewing, but also create a stunning watery landscape in their own right, dotted with lily pads and ripe for bird watching.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Three Incredible Cities Found on the Yangtze River

At a length of almost 4,000 miles, the Yangtze River stands as the longest waterway across the whole of Asia and the third longest in the world - beaten only by the Amazon and the Nile. Flowing from the glaciers of the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau before emptying into the East China Sea in Shanghai, it has been a longstanding hotspot among those looking to experience unbelievable river cruises. For those hoping to take to the waters in the near future, here are some of the best cities you can experience on your trip.

We begin our journey at Lijiang, a city which offers a stunning example of traditional life in China. One of the highlights which often draws visitors is the Old Town of Lijiang, a UNESCO protected site which demonstrates the historical architecture commonly found across China throughout history, also boasting an ancient water-supply system which is still fully operational to this day.

Another popular sight is Yichang, a modern metropolis which is filled with history spanning hundreds of years. Formerly known as Yiling, one of the most prominent early moments recorded here was when the Qin general Bai Qi set fire to the city back in 278BC, during the Warring States period. The city was also an important site during the Three Kingdoms period, standing as the location of the Battle of Yiling in 222AD. The modern day Yichang has grown into a sizeable city, being the second largest in the Hubei province and home to the China Three Gorges University.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Bringing the Kids to Costa Rica

Children to Costa Rica

Our family returned from another incredible vacation week. If you're planning a family adventure Costa Rica can be forgotten as a destination location. We love the country and bringing the children makes it that much more enjoyable.

Costa Rica is relatively inexpensive, especially if compared to Hawaii or Cabo, its 'centrally' located so flights from anywhere in the US are less than six hours, you're on the beach less than 2 hours after landing in San Jose, and its an incredible country to bring kids of all ages.

We primarily stay in or near the town of Playa Hermosa, 5 minutes south of the more popular town of Jaco, is where we often stay. All the condo's are virtually on the water and your close enough to be near all that Jaco offers without the relative crowds.

There are plenty of great family tours all located within an hour drive or less from Playa Hermosa. We will detail each tour in coming blogs but as an overview your group can experience large crocodiles being fed a few feet from your boat, an amazing butterfly tour that excites kids of all ages, the world-famous ZipLine (aka Canopy Tour) that sends you hundreds of feet across and above the jungle, and the amazing Manual Antonio national park where you come up close and personal on your short hike to white sand beaches with sloths, monkeys, iguanas and more.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cuba - A Birdwatcher's Paradise

Cuba has so many beautiful birds, many of them unavailable to see in their natural habitat anywhere else in the world. The Cuban government has made concerted efforts over the years to preserve wildlife habitats, even before the current environmental movement made it politically popular. Because of those efforts, Cuba has preserved much of its wildlife in the unspoiled, natural beauty in which it thrives.

One of the more colorful birds you will see on your visit is the Cuban Grassquit, a tanager that is related to Darwin's finches. These birds live in lowland forests and tropical or subtropical dry shrubland. You may not have to travel far to see one as they are very common in Cuba. They are hostile toward other birds of the same species or who share the same colors of plumage. Male Grassquits are easily recognizable by their black mask, the black patch on their breast and a yellow-orange collar that extends to just behind their eyes. Their crowns and bellies are gray, creating a pleasing contrast. The females are basically a faded version of the male. Although not a threatened species their numbers have been decimated by trappers who sell them as caged birds. They are marketed as the "Cuban Finch" and are quite popular all over the world.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

To Conquer Mount Kinabalu

I have wanted to climb Mount Kinabalu in Sabah. Finally the opportunity arose and I boarded a flight to Kota Kinabalu with my other friends and an equal measure of excitement and trepidation. As ever, the flight was comfortable and timely, delivering us to Kota Kinabalu early in the afternoon with plenty of time to make the two-hour drive up to the Kinabalu Park headquarters. As we approached, in heavy rain, to Malaysia's first UNESCO World Heritage Site, I got my first glimpse of the great mountain, with the grey rocks of the summit rising majestically from the lush green forest below, teasing us from behind the clouds. We spent the night in the park and awoke the next morning to a brilliant blue sky filled with sunshine. Weather like that never fails to lighten my step, no matter how many I needed to take.
My group set off from Timpohon Gate at 8.00 a.m. The fresh air and cool temperature were a joy. I found the trail well maintained, and the combination of markers at every 500 metres and regularly spaced rest huts meant that I always knew how much progress I was making. It was a six kilometre trek to the Laban Rata resthouse, where we spent half the night before making the final push for the summit. The last leg - about 1.4 km - didn't sound far but was, in fact, quite a challenge! Whilst there was plenty to look at - the occasional, breathtaking views across the lowlands, the forest, fellow climbers and, porters passing with gas canisters, cases of canned drinks and trays of eggs strapped to their backs - the trail did become a slog and the air got noticeably thinner.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

If You Could Afford to Stay Anywhere in Cancun, Consider These Options

To say that Cancun would be a vacation of a lifetime can be a bit deceiving, because chances are that you will repeat and keep coming back several times. The Mexican beaches in the area are amongst the best in the world, and all the additional activities you could do make it a very unique destination. That said, you could make your Cancun trip a lot better (yes it is possible) if you decided to splurge a bit and go for one of the following top resorts in the Riviera Maya.

Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach

There are many things which make the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Resort one of the top places to stay in Cancun and anywhere in the world for that matter. Everything about this place is designed to be luxurious and spectacular. The view from the room was as good as the room inside. Every room has an ocean view which is something everyone wants on a beach vacation. The Resort is perfect for business conventions and families alike. If you like golf then you will enjoy the complimentary green fees at the championship golf course nearby. Some of the activities you will be able to enjoy besides the beach include scuba diving, golf, tennis, theatres and museums, fine dining, fitness center, spa, and child programs.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Travel and Living in Colombia: Honey, Look What's Crossing the Road

Danger: Gecarcinus ruricola Ahead

"What's that?" I asked my wife.


"Look ahead there. Can you see that?"

"I see it. What are they?" She asked staring more closely at the crawling masses in front of us.

Hordes of something moving littered the road. I realized what they were and hit the brakes.

The SUV had an anti-skid braking system. So when I slammed on the brakes in disbelief of what we saw in front of us, I didn't lose control. There were hundreds of them. They crawled slowly, almost in unison, in their annual migration across the main coast road to the waiting waves of the sea. Many would meet the jaws of hungry predators. Whether to lay eggs or to escape rain-flooded burrows, they swarmed across the blacktop en masse. In places, it's a mere forty yards or so which must be traversed by the migratory decapods. The annual crossing is both a blessing and curse for residents of the San Andres Islands of Colombia. The three islands, San Andres, Providence and Santa Catalina, experience a similar inundation of the Black land crab known as Gecarcinus ruricola each year. During the April to June migration period, if a heavy rain falls, the affected streets and roads may become impassible for days due to the sheer numbers of crustaceans blanketing the asphalt in their tirade to the Caribbean Sea.

Travel and Living in Colombia

There are many facets to travel and living in Colombia. Among those is a grand variety of foods based on regional tastes. What Colombians eat in one region of the country may be vastly different to local fare in other regions. Even adjoining regions may have few commonalities. But when you travel from the Colombian mainland halfway across the Caribbean, you should expect a completely new venue of foods and staples. Luckily, you won't be disappointed. The archipelago of San Andres, with its cadre of three islands lies about 200 kilometers off the coast of Nicaragua in the Caribbean Sea. As one might expect, local fare is based on seafood of many types which is available cheaply year-round. While a plethora of salt water species abound as table fare, it's the annual migration of land crabs which precipitate a regional specialty - Black Crab Soup. You can get Black crabs for the soup almost all year except for the banned egg-laying period from April first to June first when harvesting them is prohibited. "Other times of year they're really cheap and lots of families make crab soup" says Sonia Harrington, a local cook known for her crab soup among numerous other island specialty dishes.

Friday, February 22, 2013

The Most Useful Language When Traveling to Asia

From personal experience the most useful language when traveling in Asia is Japanese. When I was visiting South Korea, I was denied entry at a restaurant by a nervous waitress who told me that she wasn't able to serve me for fear of a lack of communication, and that if my only language was English she would not be able to serve me.

It was because I was able to speak, read, and write in Japanese that she allowed me to be seated and served. I was able to read, understand, and order off the menu smoothly and without any problems. In fact the service they provided to me was excellent, as well as the food. I dined alone, but enjoyed myself immensely and was treated royally.

Nine hundred million people from all over the world speak, or have some command of the English language. English is the language of business and commerce in Asia, it is also the language of Hollywood with its movies and music. English is versatile, dynamic, and cool. In Asia, Asian businessmen and merchants want to be seen and heard using English. It's a social status issue. If you are able to speak English fluently, you are seen as highly educated, refined, and modern thinking.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Rain Forest Adventure on St Lucia

St. Lucia, located in the Windward Islands of the Caribbean, offers a tropical escape unlike any other. A yacht charter to the island will almost certainly result in exciting adventures with memories to last a lifetime. One attraction that is drawing quite a response from the more daring crowd is Rainforest Adventures. You've seen St. Lucia from the viewpoint of the Caribbean, as it rises out of the blue to the peak of Mount Gimie, now you can gain a whole new perspective as you journey into the rainforest canopy and witness the color and life of St. Lucia from an aerial vantage point.

Rainforest Adventures St. Lucia offer a variety of tours to meet everyone's level of interest and excitement, including zip lines, birding tours, hiking trails, and a unique rainforest aerial tram. The open-air gondolas carry guests out of the lowlands and into the ecological park of the island's forest reserve. The views of flora and fauna will astound you and a trained guide will point out wonders and answer questions. Bird watching tours are ideal for wildlife enthusiasts and serious birders alike. The tour begins at the break of dawn and nature guides will help you recognize native and migratory birds by sound and sight.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

How an Android Gadget Makes Your Backpacking Trip More Fun?

Has it ever happened that you go to a backpacking trip with all kinds of equipment packed in your backpack? Getting a water thermos, sleeping bag, some food and a good backpack to put them all inside and start the trip. It is spring after all and a good opportunity to walk into the nature and discover some fun.

Beside all the above equipment, you might also need a flashlight, receiving radio set, watch, compass, map and some other tools. These instruments are really useful in trips. But the troubles just start here; insufficient backpack space and lifting these many objects for a long distance walking. These things may turn the sweetness of the trip into bitterness.

Well, not if we had a multi-tool all-in-one space saving gadget like the Swiss knife which has all the handy tools like: spoon, fork, can opener, etc. Swiss knife is really a cool stuff, but it does not have the entire necessary instruments we need in a trip, like flashlight, map, radio receiver, compass, etc. What could we do then? Should we deny taking all those necessary stuff with us? Or is there a workaround to this? Well actually there IS a workaround to this and there is a Swiss knife for those of kinds of things and that's what we recommend to you:

An Android Gadget, with great Android Widgets and Apps

Android Gadgets, a Digital Swiss Knife For Trips

Android gadgets (smartphones and tablets), nowadays, have developed in a way which can fulfill lots of our requirements and needs and they are turned actually into handy tools. These tools come in handy especially in a backpacking trip. In the following you will see what an Android gadget could do for us in a long or short distance journey.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

If You Want to Catch an Iguana Do Not Grab It By the Tail

How to Catch an Iguana

"Hurry, come and help us."

"What happened?"

"There's an animal."

"What animal? Where?"

We plunged headlong towards my sister-in-law's room. She stood by the foot of her bed staring at the night table in front of her.

"What is it?"

"It's an Iguana. A big one."

"Where is it?"

"Under the night table. Look, there's the tail."

It sure was. A loop of striped green and black tail extended from under the side of the night table. I figured about an 18-inch long beastie was hiding at the end of it. I reached down, grabbed the tail as close to the front as I could. Then I learned an important lesson.

If you want to catch an Iguana do not grab it by the tail.

The Green Iguana

The Green Iguana (Iguana iguana rhinolopha) has a habitat range from the southern regions of the USA south through most of Central and South America down to Brazil and Paraguay. They also inhabit many of the Caribbean Islands. Green Iguanas are easily identified by their green to dull brown colored body with a black and green or brown striped tail which extends roughly twice the length of its main body. There are spines along their back extending from the top of the head above the nose down to the length of the tail. Great climbers and fast runners, they have five long, slender toes on each foot with sharp, curved nails which can sink into wood and plastic or grip rough surfaces. If you are deeply scratched by one, heavy bleeding and an infection are almost imminent. Their short, sharp teeth can deliver a painful bite.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Gifts for Guys: Don't Even Think About Flowers and Chocolates

Girls and guys are totally opposite when it comes to gifts and surprises. I mean, you will make yourself a laughing stock if you give a flower bouquet or a chocolate basket to your boyfriend. You can give him an expensive perfume or a branded watch; but how many times? He will get bored and your gifts will no longer please him. It does not mean that you stop celebrating his birthday or job promotion.

It is not easy to find gifts for guys, but one thing will make this process less annoying. Every guy has his own mania; he may be passionate about high tech gadgets, life thrilling adventures, travelling to exotic places, etc. You just to need to know what your guy is crazy about or what inspires him.

Electronic markets are bombarded with new technologies many times a year. You will always find new versions of tablets, smartphones, eBook readers or gaming consoles whenever you visit an electronic store. If your boyfriend or husband is tech savvy, then to find a gift for him is as easy as getting footwear for yourself.