Friday, 28 February 2014

Holidays to USA - United States

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The first humans to inhabit the land that was to become the United States were the ancestors of today's Native Americans. Most theories suggest that they migrated across a landbridge between Asia and America more than 10,000 years ago, when sea levels were much lower. Once in the Americas, they gradually spread south, forming many different tribes. European colonization of this land began with the voyage of the Italian-born, Spanish navigator, Christopher Columbus, who landed in the Caribbean in 1492. By the 17th century, people from Spain, France, England and the Netherlands had colonized large areas of this ‘New World`.

By 1763, Britain controlled Canada and all of North America east of the Mississippi River. However, many of the people living in Britain s American colonies had begun to question their treatment by the British government. The colonists were expected to feed and house British troops in the colonies, which was a heavy drain on their incomes. Britain levied heavy taxes on the colonists, including taxes on many goods tha needed to be imported such as sugar, coffee tea and wine. Many colonists resented paying these taxes, particularly as they had no representation in the British Parliament in return. The War of Independence began in 1775 when many colonists decided to break tree from British rule. During this war, the Declaration of Independence was drawn up and signed by representatives o f the 13 British colonies on 4 July 1776, now regarded as the founding date o f the United States of America. The British sent troops to prevent the colonies enacting this declaration, but the British eventually lost the war, surrendering in Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781.

Thanksgiving, held every year in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November, has its origins in the festival to give thanks for the safe gathering of the harvest by early English setders in North America.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Holidays to Australia : Some Travel Info

Australia Travel :
Mountains, hills, and rocks
Australia's highest peaks are found in the Great Dividing Range - a
long chain of mountains running along the length of the east coast.
The Great Dividing Range includes several smaller ranges, such as
the Snowy Mountains in South Australia. There are a number of hill
ranges scattered over Australia. In the desert, the hills look much
higher than they really are, because they rise up suddenly from the
flat land.
One of Australia's most spectacular sights is Uluru (also known as
Ayers Rock). This giant rock is the world's largest single rock form
(or monolith). It is as tall as an 80-floor building.
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Uluru rises 335 metres (1,110 ft)
above the ground but this is only a
third of its total height. The rest
of the rock is underground.

Australian deserts
In the centre and west of the continent are many large deserts.
Most of these deserts are sandy. However, the Sturt Stony Desert
in Central Australia is flat and rocky. Some Australian deserts have
massive sand dunes stretching for up to 20 kilometres (12 miles).

Australia's lakes

Australia has very few large freshwater lakes. However, there are
several saltwater lakes south of the Simpson Desert. The largest
of these saltwater lakes is Lake Eyre, but it often dries out. During
the last century, Lake Eyre filled up with water just three times.
Lake Eyre in South Australia is the continent’s largest lake. Most of the
time, Lake Eyre is a vast salt marsh, but it fills with water after heavy rains.
The Great Barrier Reef
Running along the northeast coast of Australia is a long shelf of
coral under the sea. This coral shelf is known as the Great Barrier
Reef. Corals are small, water creatures whose skeletons form a
colourful, rocky structure. The Great Barrier Reef has built up very
slowly over thousands of years. visit my lowcostholidays website

Friday, 14 February 2014

Beach Holidays

Low cost Holidays to the Beach: Crete

Green tourism: Many holidaymakers
these days are exploring the island,
rather than simply frying on the
beach. Unfortunately at present, litis
often means driving in open-topped
four-wheel-drive hire cars. But the
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advent of green tourism will perhaps
see more visitors taking to the
countryside on foot. The old shepherds'
paths are being way-marked,
better maps are in preparation, and
more information is being made
available. A long-distance path now
runs the full length of the island,
some 250km from end to end.
Conservation of Crete's wildlife is
slowly becoming recognised as a
priority, and villagers are being
encouraged to provide accommodation
for visitors who want to stay
with a family and discover more
about community life. For very cheap holidays to Crete, visit this Website to discover more about Beach Holidays and
Nothing reflects the raw incompatibility of tourism more than the brightness of its
colours. Multi-hued nylon jogging suits, fluorescent orange shorts, lipstick pink and luminous green
motor bikes jar with the subdued grey, brown, green and black of the Cretan landscape and the
village dwellers' clothing.