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Traveling Around Five Spectacular Natural Destinations Worldwide

The global modernization has rolled us into a cycle of busy life that is full of exciting entertainment, modern technology, high-rise buildings and improved living standard but lack of landscapes Mother Nature offers. We may even have no time to enjoy a short trip with our family in one beautiful natural wonder. That’s why the article below will introduce five spectacular destinations worldwide to help you refresh after hard-working days.

 

The following picture captures an extraordinary natural phenomenon in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania from space. It looks exactly like a human eye mixing different colors in a vast area and is rumored as the result of some meteor impacts or underground nuclear blasts’ motivation.

One part of Sahara Desert (Mauritania)

Mauritania is more spectacular if you see it from a plane

 

Death Valley of California has witnessed an unexplainable strange phenomenon in the season of short rains that rocks and boulders move from their places and create a slippery walking on the ground.

Death Valley of California in U.S

Many scientists suggest the movement of stones and boulders is a result of furious and high winds, not a hoax

 

Nine Hells, the popular traveling destinations for Japanese tourists, are actually ponds, in which each contains different colored water thanks to minerals in the outflows.

Nine Hells in Japan

Seven of these ponds are located in the Kannawa area

 

A number of large and spherical boulders, which are known as Moeraki Boulders, stand on the Koekohe beach, part of the Otago coast of New Zealand. It is an ideal destination for those who love discovering new things in nature.

Moeraki in New Zealand

These boulders are three meters wide and weigh several tones

 

Turkey is the country that suffers from a number of earthquakes every year and the strange walls formed in Pamukkale are these natural disasters’ result through thousands of years ago. This place is listed in the World Heritage Site.

Pamukkale in Turkey

Many tourists used to come here for bathing and sight-seeing. However, this site is now closed to be preserved

 

 

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Enjoy Cochin’s Natural Beauty as Traveling to Kerala

Kerala is known as one of the top must-visit destinations all over the world. This place, also called God’s Own Country, can be described as a real paradise on earth. Visiting Kerala, you will have a lot of opportunities to see beautiful landscapes, colourful festivals, delicious foods as well as classical art forms. You can enjoy those things and still relax at the same time as the climate is equable with many beaches and exotic wildlife.

 

Out of several exotic travel destinations in Kerala, Cochin (Ernakulam) needs a special mention. A Kerala tour, without Cochin as one of its itinerary, is a big mistake. Located on the coast of the Arabian Sea, Cochin is the commercial capital of Kerala besides being the biggest cosmopolitan city of the state. This city of Kerala is known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea and has one of the finest natural harbors in the world!

 

In Cochin, you will find strikingly green mountain valleys, serene calm backwaters, string of coconut trees and sprawling tea plantations. The incredible sight of sunset along the shores of the Cherai beach will surely captivate your imagination. Moreover, as you walk through these beaches you will notice that the fishermen are busy catching fish with large Chinese fishing nets and large stretches of shores are covered with fishing nets. All of this will offer you unique fishing experiences.

 

The age old architectural edifices and temples at different parts of the city make Cochin an ideal place to spend a lovely vacation. Some of the destinations in Cochin that you must visit are Bolgatty Palace, St Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue and Hill Palace Museum.

 

The fairs held during Jewish festivals, Onam, Malayatoor Perunal and Thalapoli create a great ambience of joy and mirth all around and will expose you to fascinating traditional art & folk dance forms of Kerala. You can even compete with the local talents in one of the festive competitions held during these carnivals. During your trip to Cochin you can also try out one of the various adventurous river sports activities.

So, ask your travel organizer to include Cochin as one of the travel destinations in your Kerala tour package. You do not need to worry about your boarding and lodging arrangements in Cochin as there are several luxury executive hotels besides budget accommodations scattered all around the city.

 

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Recession-Proof Your Mind – 5 Keys to Unlock Your Natural Optimism

“Don’t let the recession get you down or you’ll be landed with a dentist bill.”
This just in from The London Daily Telegraph. Readers are advised to stop clenching and start “adopting a constructive and positive attitude to the future.”

A trip to the dentist can trigger anxiety even for those of us who are not necessarily British. Like my mechanic, the dentist is someone I like to see…but not too soon and not too often. Yet I can’t help wondering about whether anticipatory anxiety about dental problems is sufficient to make you “adopt a constructive and positive attitude to the future?” (You may want to ask your dentist about this. Mine simply says, “Be true to your teeth or they’ll be false to you.”)

The same Daily Telegraph article reports that as the recession continues, bruxism not the only health problem on the rise on both sides of the pond: “There’s also more likely to be an increase in headaches, stomach upsets, and insomnia. Emotional reactions are likely to become more extreme. There will be an increase in divorce.”

The relationship between stress and health is the subject of hundreds of studies, several of which show that as many as 85% of doctor visits in this country are due to stress. That does not mean that germs or viral infections do not exist. But research conducted over a 30-year period has produced a body of evidence proving that excessive or cumulative stress can lower the immune system, lead to poor nutrition and/or substance abuse, and can increase chronic inflammatory conditions. Speaking from personal experience, I know that any or all of these can make or break your marriage.

A few years ago, I had the privilege of studying clinical training in mind-body medicine with Dr. Herbert Benson, whose 1976 best-seller The Relaxation Response addressed the destructive impact of stress on our health. His prescription for managing stress is to practice some form of mental relaxation for 20 minutes a day. As a New Yorker, I don’t know anyone who can sit still and be quiet for that long so I was relieved to learn that four 5-minute periods of mental relaxation on a daily basis will produce health benefits that are equivalent to one 20-minute session.

1. The Relaxation Response ™ is a basic meditation technique that involves closing your eyes and repeating a sound or a phrase that is soothing. Some people like the traditional “Om” while others prefer the universal “Aah!” The repetition serves to hit the “pause” button so that your ordinary train of thought slows down and stops, to be replaced with a deep sense of comfort and well-being. Simultaneously, your sympathetic (fight or flight) nervous system pauses and your parasympathetic nervous system proceeds to relax your body. When you open your eyes and refocus your attention on the mess that your life has become, it doesn’t seem so bad at all. In fact, you may even find that you get a burst of sustainable energy that makes it easier to examine your options and make choices that are in your best interest.

2. What’s on your “Not-to-Do” List? Maybe meditation is too “woo-woo” for you-you. How about making a “Not-to-Do” List? Pick one item from your cluttered and overworked “To-Do” List and put it on your “Not-to-Do” List. Then don’t do it! I am not suggesting that you leave your children at soccer practice or music class while you have three martinis. But what if instead of sitting through soccer practice or that music lesson you take some time for yourself. Even if you stretch out in your car and take a short nap, you will be lowering your stress level and recharging your soul. The trick to making your “Not-to-Do” List effective is to pick something you just don’t feel like doing: spending an hour on the phone with your insurance company; talking to a friend who bores you; or attending a non-crucial meeting. You can do this! Cross it off your “To-Do” List and put it on your “Not-to-Do” List…just for today! Be sure to enjoy the time you have saved for yourself.

3. Give away half of what you own. This is my permanent New Year’s resolution. I have yet to accomplish it although this year I managed to donate about half of my old clothes and 3 boxes of books. If there was someone whom I thought would like a particular item, I wrapped and sent it with a note saying, “I thought you would enjoy having/reading this.” No one has complained or sent anything back and I’ve received a bunch of “thank you’s.” How much of your stuff do you really use? How much do you need? Isn’t there someone else who might get better use or enjoyment from it? The feeling of freedom from giving stuff away is pretty amazing…you make other people happy, you make yourself happy, and you don’t spend money (except for postage).

4. Listen to someone else. There’s a martial arts proverb that goes like this:
“Open mouth, already a mistake.” Some of us are naturally good listeners and for the rest of us, listening can become an acquired skill. When someone has lost a job, her home, or is going through a divorce or medical crisis, the best gift you can give is to listen without offering advice. Take a few seconds to put yourself in the other person’s position. If you were going through (X), what would you need from another person? Sometimes people need to feel acceptance and to know that you are not judging them or trying to fix them. If you don’t enjoy listening to people, visit www.emailHOPE.com where you can read individual stories and write a brief message of hope. EmailHOPE.com was founded in January by reality TV producer Jerry Biederman after a close friend confided that he was considering suicide because of his financial losses. You can read his friend’s story and send an e-mail of support to him yourself.

5. Pay attention to your senses. Look out a window and notice the colors of the clouds and sky. Smell your garden at night. Listen to the wind. Feel the taste of something you really love. Stick out your tongue during a light spring rain and catch a few drops. Let yourself stretch. After an interview with the late Audrey Hepburn, she told me that she loved watching her cat wake up from a nap. “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we would stretch each leg and roll our neck and arch our back the way a cat does?” she said. It sure feels great. My favorite is to listen to my feet. Whenever I start to worry, I picture a cursor running down from the top of my head to the soles of my feet. Here’s a secret: Your feet cannot ‘do’ anxiety.

Try these for yourself and please, let me know which ones you really like. If nothing else, you will stop clenching your teeth.

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