Archive for January, 2010
KUALA LUMPUR – Hundreds of Hindu devotees and tourists have begun flocking to Sri Subramaniyar Swami temple in Batu Caves for the Thaipusam celebration. Children with clean shaven heads can be seen carrying the “kavadi” and “pal kudam” (milk pot) before climbing 272 steps to fulfil their vows to avoid the Thaipusam crowd on Saturday.
By Apolinari Tairo | Janusary, 2010 DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) -Wildlife loving tourists are all along to celebrate fifty years of chimpanzee research in Eastern Africa which famous British primatologist, Jane Goodall, first began her groundbreaking studies of the primates at Gombe Stream National Park in western Tanzania.
You’re lining up your shot. But in this case, you’re not looking out towards an endless swath of green – more like a snow-draped winter landscape. And a quick glance down at your feet doesn’t reveal a recently-buffed pair of cleats and a gleaming ball of white. No, you’ve got snowshoes strapped to your winter [...]
Whistler BC, January, 2010 – It may have been a few years since you’ve touched those skis, but this spring The Fairmont Chateau Whistler will have a reason for you to bring them out again! Capture the Olympic spirit at the exclusive ‘Higher Learning’ ski weekend at hosted by World Cup Champion skier Lauralee Bowie. [...]
WHITE ROCK, BC – On Monday, February 8, 2010, the Royal Hudson steam train will make a monumental passenger trip from Vancouver to White Rock, with a return trip the following day.
Anniversaries:Â Monte San Salvatore Funicular | Monte Genero Railway | Brissago Islands | Cardada:Â An important number of anniversaries are celebrated in 2010. In Lugano the historic funicular of Monte San Salvatore celebrates 120 years. Over the years the “mountain of Lugano” has become a pleasant meeting place, from where you can enjoy a magnificent 360-degree view. [...]
By Stefan Helgi Valsson, eTN Iceland | Jan 27, 2010:Â Iceland in spite of challenging worldwide economic times experienced yet another record year in arrivals in 2009. “We expect a considerably more tourists in 2010 than last year,” states Ms Olof Yrr Atladottir, director general of the Iceland Tourist Board (ITB) on the organization’s website.
In his opening address at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, being held in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland on Thursday, January 27, 2010, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France said that it will not be possible to emerge from the global economic crisis and protect against future crises if the economic imbalances that are at the root of [...]
In Universal Orlando, Explore the World’s Most Anticipated Harry Potter Theme Park Environment Prior to its Spring 2010 Opening
Universal Orlando Resort and USA TODAY, the nation’s top-selling print newspaper, partnered to provide the first-ever augmented reality map of the world’s most highly anticipated theme park experience – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. With just a computer, webcam and the newspaper, you can make this one-of-a-kind experience appear before [...]
CHILEAN PATAGONIA – The Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race returns for its eighth edition next month (February) with the reigning champions taking on the biggest field in history on a course that will create the toughest and most southerly adventure race ever run.