Category Central America

Brazil Travel Guide – The Rodeo Battle of Boiadeiros

Ranch life and expert horsemanship are central to many cultures and customs in cattle farming regions of Latin America and the spectacle of a rodeo fiesta is often the highlight of many a South America vacation.

Nowhere is this more so than in the Brazilian city of Barretos during the Festa do Peao de Boiadeiro, held every year between 20 and 30 of August. The rodeo draws thousands of spectators and should be a definite feature during any Brazil travel experience.

During the course of the rodeo, the city transforms itself into a buzzing festival of entertainment – sport, culture, folklore and art are centred on the shows of cowboys, horses and bulls.

The “Festival of Cowboys” began in 1955 and has now been organized for over 50 years by the Os Inpendentes Social Club...


Liberty at a Crossroads in America

There is a new paradigm sweeping America. You know you are about to hear a part of its gospel each time someone qualifies a statement with the phrase, “In the post September 11th world…” You’ve all heard it a thousand times over the past five years.

“Freedom of speech is great, but in the post September 11th world…”

“I don’t want the government eavesdropping on my conversations, but in the post September 11th world…”

“I don’t agree with the war, but in the post September 11th world…”

Americans have been a fortunate and relatively free people for a long time. The first part of each of these statements, demonstrates the strength of our belief in the principle of freedom...


Hefei Travel Guide

Lying between the Yangtze River and Huaihe River, Hefei is the capital city of Anhui Province and is ranked as one of the fifty strongest cities in China. Close to the coastal area, Hefei plays an important part in connecting the eastern and western areas of China while also linking the south and the north. Covering an area of 7,266 square kilometers (about 2,805 square miles), Hefei is known as the central tourist city of the whole province.

The ancient Hefei City, with a long history of over 2,000 years, was also nicknamed ‘Luzhou’ or ‘Luyang’ because it was under the governance of Luzhou prefecture in the Ming (1368 – 1644) and Qing (1644 – 1911) dynasties...


Birding in South America – Options

Bird watching and wildlife tours are gradually replacing more traditional trips to the zoo. And guess what? Nature tours make for some exciting family vacations!

South America, one of the premiere tour destinations, offers incredible bio diversity along with some unique challenges for birders. The vast size of the continent almost dictates that no matter where you visit you will likely spend an inordinate amount of vacation time traveling between sites. But there are options…

Why not select a location that offers both: one of the densest biota in the world – with visitors reporting seeing 60-70 species in a single mornings birding, and the best of Caribbean vacations? If you haven’t yet guessed, your choice would be the uniquely positioned islands of Trinidad and Toba...


Changchun Travel Guide

Although Changchun has been more than 200 years old, it is still a young city comparing other historical cities in China, like Xian. It is located the central part of Songliao Plain, covering a total area of 20,571 square kilometers (about 8,012 square miles). Being the capital city of Jilin Province with clivia as its city flower, Changchun is the political, economic and cultural center. If territory of China is in a shape of rooster, therefore Changchun is one eye of this huge rooster. You can imagine its important position.

Changchun has suffered a lot of hardships, especially in modern times. In 1931 Japan invaded and occupied entire northeast part of China, which can be considered the prelude of Chinese Anti-Japanese War...


The beauty of South America, revealed

What is it that makes so many people fall in love with South America? Well, to put it simply, there are many intriguing aspects of the continent that draw people in from all over the world and it is impossible to narrow it down to one thing. But to try, it is one of the hottest travel spots because of its rich culture, welcoming environment, striking beaches, and friendly locals. There is no doubt about the fact that the lower American continent has been blessed with a touch of paradise. With gorgeous tropical beaches and rich Latin history, it comes as no surprise that 2011 is expected to bring a lot of travellers from all over the world to the beautiful countries south of the border.

So you’ve done it, you have officially booked your days off work and it’s now tim...


America’s Favorite Disney Princess Movie

Disney princesses are so popular among little girls and adults alike. There is something within their goodness and strength that appeals to young and old alike. While Disneyland is one of the most popular destination vacations on earth, Disney movies are items we can take with us when we travel, or simply watch at home making them convenient and a fun way to spend our time.

The most popular Disney movie of all time, according to a recent survey, indicate Snow White is number one. Snow White with her beautiful singing voice and flowing yellow, red, and blue dress has captivated audiences for decades. She is the post popular princess because she is fun, smart, witty, and of course beautiful.

The second most popular Disney movie is Peter pan...


Luoyang Travel Guide

Luoyang’s Loaction in China

Located in the western part of China’s central Henan Province, Luoyang is one of China’s seven ancient capitals including Han Dynasty, Wei States in Three Kingdoms, Jin Dynasty, Southern States and so on.  Comprised of six city districts and eight counties, Luoyang occupies an area of 15,492 square kilometers, with a total population of 6.16 million, 1.4 million urban. Luoyang city proper covers an area of 544 square kilometers.

History of Luoyang

Luoyang served as the capital for nine dynasties over a period of more than 1,500 years. 96 emperors from the prehistoric Xia Dynasties, through Shang, Western and Eastern Zhous,  Cao Wei, Sui, Later Liang, Later Tang and Later Jin Eastern Han established their seat of power there...


Do it Yourself Repairs and Maintenance of Central Air Conditioner

Are you having problems with your central air conditioner? Qualified air conditioning technicians usually handle repairs of conditioning systems. But, there are some simple repairs and maintenance that you can do yourself.  

For example, your conditioning system doesn’t cool, what do you do? There are times wherein conditioning systems don’t cool because it needs cleaning. First, you need to turn off the power to the unit: unplug it from the main electrical system. Then rake leaves and debris away from the outdoor condenser.  

Next, remove any protective grille or cover from the condenser’s and use a soft brush to clean dirt and debris from the fins and then vacuum the dirt and debris with a brush attachment, making sure that you don’t damage the fins of your centra...


Xian Travel Guide

Xian, located in central-northwest China, records the great changes of the country just like a living history book. Called Chang’an (meaning the eternal city) in ancient times, Xian is one of the birthplaces of the ancient Chinese civilization in the Yellow River Basin area. As the eastern terminal of the Silk Road and the site of the famous Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty, Xian has won a reputation all over the world. More than 3,000 years of history including over 1,100 years as the capital city of ancient dynasties, have endowed Xian with an amazing historical heritage. Tourists marvel at the numerous historical sites and cultural relics in and around the city.


Xian is one of the most important and convenient travel hubs in central and west...