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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCTDFU_C4xw

 

This is called "The whale", its a seaside where a small portion of land enters the sea and looks like a big whale, and the views of the sunset there are amazing.

It is also interesting to see this big white construction there, it is called "Casapueblo", and was completely hand-built by a single person, an artist that lived there, it took him tens of years because each year he made it bigger and bigger and bigger... in the end it finished as a very exclusive and eccentric Hotel.

 

On this other vid you can see Montevideo, where I live:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXz-erPr8B8

 

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57 minutes ago, maverick528 said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCTDFU_C4xw

 

This is called "The whale", its a seaside where a small portion of land enters the sea and looks like a big whale, and the views of the sunset there are amazing.

It is also interesting to see this big white construction there, it is called "Casapueblo", and was completely hand-built by a single person, an artist that lived there, it took him tens of years because each year he made it bigger and bigger and bigger... in the end it finished as a very exclusive and eccentric Hotel.

 

On this other vid you can see Montevideo, where I live:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXz-erPr8B8

 

Added to my bucket list :P

"The Whale" reminds me a little some of the works of Gaudi in Barcelona (a place i try to go once every 2 years).

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5 hours ago, maverick528 said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCTDFU_C4xw

 

This is called "The whale", its a seaside where a small portion of land enters the sea and looks like a big whale, and the views of the sunset there are amazing.

It is also interesting to see this big white construction there, it is called "Casapueblo", and was completely hand-built by a single person, an artist that lived there, it took him tens of years because each year he made it bigger and bigger and bigger... in the end it finished as a very exclusive and eccentric Hotel.

 

On this other vid you can see Montevideo, where I live:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXz-erPr8B8

 

so many good places to see.

4 hours ago, Magisterek said:

Thanks for nice opinion, if u think this, come here to see this in real! :D

Well I wish I could. :D money is involved lol.

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11 hours ago, SuddenlyBroke said:

There's always Google maps can go anywhere, which is crazy because first time I used it I just wanted to check out the front of my house lol even though I could open the door, step outside and see it for real =) 

Hahaha, ppl tend to do that first, check if their home can be seen/found easily :D 

But, Google maps is not enough, need to experience the real deal, walk through the streets, eat local food, swim in another ocean, meet new ppl and their culture/point of view and way of life. Trevelling is the one if those rare things we pay with money and makes us richer in spirit :$

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5 minutes ago, Bojana said:

Yes, I don't think I have invented it, but thank you, @SuddenlyBroke, I thought it was a common knowledge xD

I didnt even think about that when travelling. now I have to think about it when travelling. (make your spirit rich) how do I do it anyways

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18 minutes ago, wilbur said:

I didnt even think about that when travelling. now I have to think about it when travelling. (make your spirit rich) how do I do it anyways

You don't have to think about it, @wilbur, this just happens, especially if you use travelling in that sense as to experience as much as you can of the particular culture you're visiting: sightseeing, visiting natural wonders and monuments, learning about their history, trying to catch a word/phrase or two, observing the way of life and comparing it to your own culture, tasting the cuisine, listening to the national music, visiting museums and exploring nightlife etc. Always much to learn from all of this ;)  

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When i'm traveling I make sure to keep at least 50% of the time for "improvisation". Of course sometimes you choose a place to discover for specific reasons : monuments, museums, specialities, ... and it's cool to see/do them. 

But I don't want to go somwhere and do what tourists usually do. I prefer to immerse myself in the local culture, ask questions at people around me, walking in the streets (I rarely take transportation when it's possible), ... I just can't go in vacation for sleeping on a beach or relax at the hotel, I need to discover and feed my curiosity.

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9 hours ago, Bojana said:

You don't have to think about it, @wilbur, this just happens, especially if you use travelling in that sense as to experience as much as you can of the particular culture you're visiting: sightseeing, visiting natural wonders and monuments, learning about their history, trying to catch a word/phrase or two, observing the way of life and comparing it to your own culture, tasting the cuisine, listening to the national music, visiting museums and exploring nightlife etc. Always much to learn from all of this ;)  

well for me when im travelling I think of nothing. I just enjoy lol. everything I do is for enjoyment . never think of learning but the moment I read your post I think "oh yeah? well I think I learned a lot from the enjoyment" haha thanks kitten for reminding me :)

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6 hours ago, wilbur said:

well for me when im travelling I think of nothing. I just enjoy lol. everything I do is for enjoyment . never think of learning but the moment I read your post I think "oh yeah? well I think I learned a lot from the enjoyment" haha thanks kitten for reminding me :)

You think that you don't, but you do, a lot, subconsciously, trust me :D LOL, kitten... you're welcome! ;)

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I want to share the fascinating facts about my country, Andaman and nicobar islands.Andaman & Nicobar, the land of gorgeous blue beaches and the silky sands is a perfect spot for a holiday trip. Andaman Tour Packages offers to experience the Sun-soaked beaches, coral reefs, spectacular seafood, the enchanting Islands etc. Experience some of the most blissful moments of life with Andaman packages. Some of the main specialities of Andaman are

1. The 'Andaman and nicobar' name is taken from the language MalayAndamanIslands.thumb.jpeg.3e0b2038a34b39a17d3b6200d15392b9.jpeg

The name 'Andaman' is assumed to be derived from the word Hanuman. And in Malay, it is also known as Handuman. The name Nicobar is from the term ‘Nakkavaram’ . 

2. The most widely spoken language on the islands is not Andamanese or Nicobarese

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 The most widely spoken language on the islands is Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. 
3. The largest sea turtles in the world nest here

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Hawksbill, Green turtle and world’s largest sea turtle, the Leatherback are in Andaman.

4.  Dugong, the state animal of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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Dugongs can be found grazing peacefully on seagrass in the warm coastal waters of the Andaman and Nicobar Island. 
5. Pandanus or Nicobar Breadfruit is a rare fruit found and widely eaten in Nicobar

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Pandanus, an economically important plant in Nicobar.It  is a densely arranged, wedge-shaped fruit that has an immensely hard, woody and fibrous body in which several narrow, edible seeds are embedded. 
6. The only active volcano in India, the Barren Island, is present in the Andaman Islandsvolcano.thumb.jpg.41e3bdf6e0d09b68bd673fdf8345300a.jpg

7.  The largest living arthropod in the world, Birgus Latro or Robber crab, resides in the Andaman

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8. The 20 rupee note depicts a scene from Andaman and Nicobar islands

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The image of a picturesque bay lined with lush greenery captured on the red-coloured 20 rupees note is the North Bay Island and the same view can be seen on the way to Mount Harriet. 

9. Cellular Jail

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10. Baratang in Andaman is the only place in India with mud volcanoes

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11. Jal Hans, India’s first commercial seaplane was launched in the Andaman Islands

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12. At Havelock Island, one can kayak through dense mangroves to reach the open sea

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13. India’s southernmost point, the Indira Point, subsided by 4.25 metres during the 2004 Tsunami

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14. Andaman and Nicobar Island has India’s first and only joint tri-service defence commanddefence.thumb.jpg.832ed6a4c1a82bf25e67f9ce681908fb.jpg

For more information visit http://andamantourtravel.com/

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Probably what I missed the most is the wonders of my country, the Philippines, although I have only reached as far as Oriental Mindoro but I had the most pleasure by reaching Ilocos sur with my family last vacation.  I had the best time enjoying every places I went through specially when I am with my family.  I know I haven't had enough of these places yet and I am still have these plans in my mind to get to those beautiful white sand beaches of Boracay, Palawan and the coasts of Mindanao.  I am proud to be a Filipino by having so much wonderful places in the Philippines.  Another wonder of my country is the smiles of each of every Filipinos with their hospitality.  Truly that I am missing the most.

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