Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Great Barrier Reef

Are you seen enough of this world? Lets discover the under water life. The Great barrier reef is the ultimate place to explore the water world. With SCUBA diving you almost become the water creature and just interfere with diverse species beneath but first take your SCUBA classes at the reef.

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Scuba Adventure By Nick Hewson (


The playground is all set for the scuba diving at the great barrier reef. All you need is to dive in but hold on you must know the safety rules. Usually barrier reef is calm water find out the moderate depth and offcourse with diverse sea species else you could only find your school buddy. So get your SCUBA (Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) first , wear it check it and try some low depth dive to just get familiar with. If you are a sinus or any other kind of patient that affects from atmospheric pressure should avoid SCUBA (as there are more easy ways of committing suicide). It is better to take your SCUBA diving training or classes first.


If you feel its better to stay out, you can still snorkel around and have the compromised experience of this adventurous journey.

You don’t have to snorkel only but you have to snorkel fearlessly. All your fears which are related to you or the sea creatures must first be burried. Don’t think of JELLY FISH at all you will get the shock even by thinking of them. Long breath hold, a mask, right snorkel and big flippers are a good start. You can even dive in with all these stuffs.

Don’t get anxious about breathing through snorkel with your mask on, obviously it is for breathing not to disturb it. Again go out into the shallow water first check all is working fine. Get accustomed with your snorkelling by putting your face down watching through the mask and breathing via snorkel. What if your snorkel tube is bunged with water? Quite scary.. try to push the wate out by strong push through your mouth. Try to get snorkel with built in drainage valves which keeps it ease to push out the water. Try less swim more float means more adventure more fun less fatigue.

SNORKEL By Jlhopgood (


What? Still thinking of the nightmare.... then get into the glass boat where you can see the life behind the glass....I feel sorry for you as the boat option is the last choice.

Glass bottom boat view By Gwydion M Williams (


Okey fine you still have the helicopter tour option just go for it and have eagle view of the Great Barrier Reef. So what you decided? Want to read more?  Huhh!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Great China Wall

Guys are you ready to ride the DRAGON....? There you go..

The great wall of China is a must explore place. It is historical, it is immense and it is rebuilt. You can find different sites to view some of them are in their original structure while others are rebuilt and renovated. The Whole wall is about 6,400 Km long. You can explore it either by walking or having cabin car experience. Belive me walking will be the dragon's ride as the wall span like a dragon.


 80km north of Beijing, Mutianyu is a wonderful site with its structural originality. Upon arrival, one can get to the wall either by cable car or chair lift. From chair lift terminal you can walk further and would find forest covering the wall and some damaged area of the wall but all these make the scene. However, it is not a simple walk it soaks up many of your energy so to make it smooth proper breathers for small periods are recommended.

Back to the chair lift terminal, get Toboggan to ride down. There you will be surrounded by many sellers selling you souvenirs at quite expensive cost.

Great Wall of China, Mutianyu
Mutianyu China Wall By orangeandmilk (


About 110Km northeast of Beijing, Simatai is located. It is all covered with mountains around it. Walking through Simatai is just like walking through the mountain. It would take around 3 hours via bus from Beijing to Simatai. It is the sheer structure in its original form. Hill covered with beautiful scenes. The pathway is steep which says your adventure is climbing. Feel like hiker now and explore the beauty, its worth to hike anyways. After visiting Simatai you must take good rest for your next destination.

Simatai By Grant Hollingworth (


Huanghuacheng is less developed than other sections of the wall but still catches the visitors' attention. Some of the starting wall is reconstructed and as you move up it will be the original structure. Jintang a nearby lake also adds beauty to the scene. About half a century ago, parts of the Huanghuacheng wall were destructed and fell into the Jintang lake due to Japanese invasion.

It encompasses sir forts, six passes, twelve beacon towers and thirty two guard towers. Hope you could find many of these in your journey. Some are still preserved while others are not. A castle named Yaoziyu built during the Ming era is still well preserved. So enjoy the ride I am sure you would love the ending.

Huanghuacheng Wall By drnan tu