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Mozambique : Africa’s hidden paradise



Mozambique : Africa’s hidden paradise

Mozambique is the country located on Indian Ocean coast which is near Southern Africa. This place has South Africa to its south, Tanzania to its north and other borders of Malawi, Zambia Swaziland and Zimbabwe. Officially, the country is called Republic of Mozambique. The Mozambique Channel separates the country with Madagascar. The capital of Mozambique is Maputo which is also the largest city in the country. The area of this country was first explored by Vasco da Gama in the year 1498 and this country was later under the colonial rule of Portuguese. But later in history, it turned into a republic by holding the multiparty elections in the year 1994 and since then, it has been the presidential republic till today. The country is economically efficient because of the rich and excessive natural resources. Also, agriculture, food and beverage industries, chemical manufacturing, aluminum production and petroleum production play equally important role in the country’s economy.

National Parks and Reserves:

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The country has a lot of national parks and reserves as the land is rich with forests, flora and fauna. The most famous park is the Gorongosa National Park. This has a lot of species of vegetation and animals. The attractions here are the elephants and lions. There are more than 400 bird species. They offer safari camps for the tourists and visitors. Other very famous forest reserve is the Niassa Reserve which is across an area of 42 thousand square meters. There are Miombo forests, savannah forests and wetlands. The Melulas Mountain is also located in this reserve which is 1,411 meters tall. Another is the Maputo Special Reserve, which was earlier known as Maputo Elephant Reserve. And in the South Mozambique, you can also visit Limpopo National Park. Both, the Maputo Special Reserve and Limpopo National Park are very popular among the visitors because they offer safaris. The raw African Safari experience that you get here is very unique and is unavailable anywhere else on earth but here.

Pemba:

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Pemba is a combination of many things. It is one of the most popular tourist places in Mozambique. The best part of this place is the local market there. You can buy many things here which include handicrafts, souvenirs, etc. The specialty here is the colorful art which is for sale in the market of Pemba. Apart from shopping, Pemba is also known for the water sports. The nearby coast allows a lot of fun activities in water. Also, there are coral reefs just near the coast which makes a very good place for diving. All of these make Pemba a popular tourist attraction and anyone going to Mozambique must visit Pemba once for all the unique shopping, water actives and sports which also include rare spots of diving.

Beaches:

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The beaches are the heartbeats of Mozambique. Mozambique is world famous for the lovely and beautiful beaches which gives you relaxation and adventure at the same time ironically. The beaches are all different from the beaches in the corners of the world because they offer diving as well. The most popular beach in the country is Ponto do Ouro which is located in the south Mozambique. You can witness a lot of dolphins here and the beach is very much suitable for swimming. Other beaches include Bilene located in the north of Maputo and some on Chidenguele and Vilanculos. Quissico is the one place where you will find one of the country’s best beach views. Tofo Beach is also popular for scuba diving.

Bazaruto Archipelago:

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This Archipelago is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in, not just the country, not just in African continent, but in the whole world. The whole are comprises of five idyllic beautiful islands. The whole area is protected by national park and conservation area. The conserved and protected area also covers the coral reefs and marine life that surrounds the island. This is one of the biggest national parks in the region of Indian Ocean. It is commonly known as the ‘Pearl of Indian Ocean’. You can see sand dunes spread throughout the Archipelago and lakes of saline water inhabiting a lot of seabird species. There are deserted sandy beaches shadowed with cashew nut and orange trees, hiding in the villages, spread mile after mile along the island’s coastline. The coral reefs in this area are the home to a variety of coral species and fishes and marine mammals. Another thing to visit in Bazaruto Archipelago is the Vilankulo Ruins. They are located outside on the main highway to Inchope. In Bazaruto Archipelago, you can do multiple activities like scuba diving, Dhow safari, game fishing (area in Eastern Indian Ocean known as best Black Marlin site), Horse safari, yacht rides, etc. It is a very beautiful place and adds to the beauty of the country.

Almost everything mentioned above focuses on how beautiful and amazing the country of Mozambique is and how extremely natural combination of land and water on earth can look so marvelous. The visit to Mozambique will be one of the most unforgettable and most amazing experiences of life. Holidays are well spent if spent in this part of the world.

Hotel la Montana Magica – Huilo, Chile



Hotel la Montana Magica – Huilo, Chile

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Who would have thought that living inside mountain erupting water instead of lava, covered with lush greens of moss and vines on the outside with cozy interiors will be fun?  The Hobbit’s house from the famous LOTR series sounds to be of a similar nature; where the hobbit would love to reside in peace and harmony with the encompassing forest. Don’t be amused at the description, as this place really does exist. In the Huilo-Huilo biosphere which has been declared as world heritage in southern Chile, this lodge is kind of a rainforest themed restaurant and park, where you get to feel all the welcoming warmth and enthralling expeditions through the rainforests in the vicinity. The mountain like feature that greets you is an enchanting visual when you first see the place. Completely mind boggling and an attention seeker, the first impression of the place makes you feel as if you have entered a world of magic. The continuously flowing waters from its peak make it further brilliant a picture for your eyes to soak in. Whereas in winters, it looks like a humungous snow clad mountain with small protruding windows in all directions making it stand out from the natural snow clad mountains. With the perfectly suiting name, this place makes sure that your experience here is spectral in all aspects. The array of activities that they offer you at the hotel is truly an exciting one.  A bit tricky till you find the place out, the roads to the hotel are a bit of puzzle to be solved using your directional skills. But once you get there, there is no regrets or no frowns absolutely and the hotel promises you a frown- free trip till the end.

Inside the volcano

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The interiors of the place are equally mesmerizing as compared to the outside view. Built in quality wood, the place takes the liberty to ensure the comfort of its guests in all possible ways. The rooms here have uniqueness with regards to the view. Being a mountain, every room has its own charm of scenic view through the windows, a snug bed and the marvelous bath. The windows are covered in flowing water which give you a feeling of sitting inside a small waterfall, but completely dry and warm. The service here is decent enough to make its guests feel pleasant throughout the stay. The good housekeeping and proper maintenance are the positive points that add up to the list. Although the service can be improved to a better level with respect to sophistication and communication, it manages to do the needful for your stay. The food served inside the hotel is as compelling as the theme itself. The taste being the topmost priority, you can expect an absolute gorgeous variety of foods to pamper your taste buds. They not only satisfy your tummy with the amusing dishes that they serve, but they also treat your eyes with the way they present it. All in all, the hotel takes good care of your basic needs.

The spa and the hot water tubs are the best place where you can shed off all your frustrations and drown in a serene atmosphere of the woods. The spa services here are amazingly managed and you get a good refreshing treatment. If not the spa, you can always bask in the hot waters listening to the running waters from the top of the cascade. With the beautiful scene spread out in front of you, you tend to lose all your anxiety and feel the peace inside you.

Fun endeavors

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Besides the hotel premises, the vicinity is full of adventurous and romantic things that can be experienced. A fun way to spend your winters with the family is snow-boarding and skiing. The hotel provides you with the facility of doing so in its vicinity. Also, if you want to stay all warm and nice in the chilly winters, the provision of a thermal lake has been made for the perfect evenings for you. The hiking trails through the rain forest are also a joy ride that people enjoy a lot. With the dense foliage surrounding you and the wild feeling inside your heart you feel free and away from the world. Breathing in the fresh cool breeze makes you feel like a part of the forest. The visit to the nearby Huilo falls puts the cherry on your cake with the pure waters flowing from immense heights. The longest zip line in South America also makes it a wonderful experience to view the picturesque scenario of the canopy of the entire forest. The additional activities like kayaking and sailing in the beautiful blue waters is invigorating and gives you a good adrenaline rush. The waters also provide you with a good enough catch to amuse yourself by fishing in the crystal clear lakes. Mountain biking and horseback riding are also marvelous as you get a spectacular time being so close to the environment you might never find in your day to day life.

An entirely new experience of a volcano of water, with the architecture and human mind at its craziest peak, this place serves you a quirky encounter of your life. If you are lucky enough, you also get to see the smallest deer species known as pudu. As fascinating as its looks, the hotel gives you a good exposure of living amidst the nature with comfort at your one call.

 

 

The Young Lion of the West: Rochester, Minnesota



The Young Lion of the West: Rochester, Minnesota

This little city is not the most famous or most beautiful in the U.S. state of Minnesota but it is surely the most sophisticated city in day and most rocking at night. Rochester is the county seat of Olmsted County and located on the banks of Zumbro River. This city has also been named as “Best Small City” in America by a recognized US magazine. All cities in Minnesota, including Rochester, are free from sales tax on medicines, groceries and clothing and very small rate of sales tax is levied on other goods so you will surely enjoy shopping here. It is also third largest city of Minnesota and is home to one of the most respected medical facilities in the world, the Mayo Practice. The history of this amazing city is also interesting as it was hugely shattered by the Great Tornado in 1883 and left many people dead or injured. Then Mayo worked hard to give a medical facility named St. Marys Hospital to the city because there were no medical facilities in Rochester that time. Fighting with all problems and crossing all the hurdles, today this city is one of the favorite destination of the visitors around the world.

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The climate of Rochester is humid continental just like rest of the state with hot summers and no dry season. July is the warmest month with average maximum temperature of 80 degrees and January is quite bone chilling with average minimum temperature of 2 degrees. Rainfall is not so common here but you can see rain at any time of the year here. The month of July is the most rainy with 4.5 inches. The best time to visit Rochester is during March and April when spring knocks the door and keeps the weather pleasant.

How to get here?

Rochester-Airport

Rochester International Airport is located just 8 miles south of Rochester and receives flights from all major countries and neighbor cities. However, there is also another airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, just 90 minutes from Rochester downtown which is also receives a lot of visitors to come to Rochester. Reaching downtown from the airport is cake walk as there are always buses, cabs, taxis, limos, trolleys waiting outside the airport for visitors. A number of highways also make Rochester accessible by road from many other cities and there are rail services also like Go Carefree Shuttle and Transports Amtrak.

Accommodation and Food

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There are more than 5000 hotel rooms, boutiques, hostels, apartments, villas, resorts around Rochester city and budget is absolutely no problem. One of the best Hotels is Doubletree by Hilton in Mayo Clinic Area featuring 100% smoke free rooms with king size beds, free internet, coffee maker, private spa, bar, pool and health club. In other luxurious options there is Comfort Suites at Maine Avenue, Broadway Residence and Suites by Bridge Street at 1st Street SE and Aspen Suites at 2nd Street SW. In budget accommodations, there is 2nd Street Inn & Suites, 5th Avenue Inn & Suites, Americlnn, Baptist Hospitality House and many more.

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You will surely love the international tastes of this great city with its more than 160 restaurants, cafe and bars. Rochester has every type of food from American to Asian, Ethiopian to Greek, Indian to Italian and Mexican to Middle Eastern. You can enjoy Steaks, Fresh Fish and delicious Martinis at 300 First located at 1st Avenue, some good Root Beer and Burgers at A&W, traditional fast food at Arby’s South and hot & fresh bagels at Bruegger’s at Centerplace Subway. Other good Options include Bilotti’s Italian village, Fazoli’s, BB’s Pizza, City Cafe and Kinney Creek brewery.

The Attractions

Mayo Civic Center

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The Mayo Civic Center is a multipurpose event complex located at Civic Center Dr SE in Rochester. It is the hub of entertainment for the locals and visitors. It has an exhibition hall covering an area of 25000 square feet with 1700 seats, specially designed for athletic events along with skating and ice hockey rinks. There is also famous theatre which exhibits some art shows and musical presentations. The original Center was designed by Ellerbe and Company but it was modified by other architects in 1972 including the centralized air conditioning system.

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Mayo Civic Center is also famous for holding conferences, concerts, meetings, events, wedding receptions. It also gives the facilities of skyway to downtown hotels and shopping spots. There are more than 1500 hotel rooms connected by its skyway and 3900 parking spaces. There is also a park covering an area of 11 acre, also called Mayo Park, which is used for outdoor parties and events.

Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo

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Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo is located in Olmsted County of Rochester, featuring a public park and a zoo. The Oxbow Park is a beautifully preserved area and provides good opportunities like hiking, camping and nature awareness. In 2004, 50 acres of land was gifted by Dr. David and Geraldline Donald to the park for public. Today it is a great tourist attraction and remains open daily for visitors. Zollman Zoo is home over 30 species and receives more than 50,000 visitors every year.

Gonda Building

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Gonda Building is located right in the heart of Rochester campus and used as a medical building by Mayo Clinic. It is a great piece of architecture designed by Ellerbe Becket Architects and engineers and has 21 floors. The building is 305 feet high and was completed in 2001. Gonda building is home to a lot of major specialties like oncology, neurology, urology, cardiology which are located in the building centrally.

Other attractions in Rochester include Plummer House, Douglas State Trail, Chateau Theatre, Silver Lake, Apache Mall, Avalon Music, Oakwood Broadway Plaza and others.

Wind Cathedral, Namibia



Wind Cathedral, Namibia

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We all know cathedrals made of bricks and stone but have you heard of the one made of…well…wind? The answer to that question is the Wind Cathedral of Namibia. Paul Godard turned the world’s attention to the beauty of the Namibian desert back in 2005 through his controversial photograph(shown above) of its sand dunes. It still remains a topic of debate as to whether the snapshot was genuine or was it adulterated by Photoshop. Nonetheless the effect that he created was sensational. People got curious and wanted to witness the Wind Cathedral for themselves. The place in question is Sossusvlei, which literally means “dead end marsh”.  Despite its name it still manages to be one of the topmost tourist attractions of the country.  You can find it at the southern part of the oldest desert in the world-the Namib desert, in the Namib Naukluft National Park.  The place happens to be a photographer’s paradise. The characteristic feature is the presence of sand dunes exhibiting a myriad range of colours from pink to orange. These dunes are not only vividly coloured but also monstrously high akin to miniaturised version of mountains, many of them being 200 meters tall. The highest one of them all is aptly named as the “Big Daddy”, standing at a height of 380 meters. These dunes have been formed over a period of a million years. They are believed to be 60-80 million years old and were formed by the Atlantic Ocean drifts that pushed the sands for eons. The sand dunes display a dynamic behaviour as in they constantly keep changing their contours and shapes due to the shifting of the wind. As a result we have:

  • Transverse dunes which are long and linear formed by  prevalent winds

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  • Star dunes which have multiple ridges formed by multi-directional winds

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  • Barchan dunes which are formed by uni-directional winds and which are also the most mobile of them all.

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Some of the sturdy dunes are covered by bits of vegetation which creates marshes which are known as “vlei”, which solves the mystery of the second part of the name.  As to the mystery of the first part, the marsh forms an endorheic basin as in it retains the water and allows no outflow to external bodies like rivers and oceans hence forming a kind of dead-end. You can find many animals in this region ranging from small reptiles, antelopes to ostriches. One of the most fascinating of all such fauna is the Namib Desert Beetle that has a unique technique of collecting water from the fog using the bumps on its back. During the flood season one can see many migrant bird species which makes the place an ideal spot for bird watchers. The flood season occurs on an average of 5 to 10 years when the Tsauchab river flows through the Sesriem canyon.

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Some important landmarks include:

  • Sesriem: Sesriem is the gateway to Sossusvlei. A 60 kilometre long road presents the pathway from Sesriem to Sossusvlei.

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  • Elim dune: Elim dune is a lone sand dune located 5 kilometres from Sesriem. The dune was named after the farm that was there before the inception of the national park.

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  • Dune 45: Dune 45 got its name from the fact that the dune was situated 45 kilometres from Sesriem. It holds the envious tag of being the “most photographed dune in the world” because of its fascinating aesthetics. It stands tall at 80 metres and can be climbed with relative ease.

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  • Big Daddy: Big Daddy is the 7th highest dune in the world at a height of roughly 325-380 metres (it’s height could change due to the wind and sand shifts).  It is the highest dune in the region and faces another high dune known as “Big Mama”. Many climb it to catch a glimpse of the breath taking view from atop its summit.

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  • Petrified dunes: Petrified dunes are about one billion years old which have solidified into rock.

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  • Deadvlei: Deadvlei is a popular background set in many films and pictures due to its scenic landscape courtesy of dead acacia trees dotted about the clay pan which provides a stark contrast relative to the surrounding landscape. The scene from the film “The Cell” which starred Jennifer Lopez was shot at this place. The trees though dead have become perfectly preserved due to the fact that there is not enough moisture for decomposition to take place.

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Sossusvlei is the foremost attraction of Namibia and there are several facilities for tourists to enjoy this natural wonder. One can find a 2X4 parking, several accommodation facilities along the border of the park, several travel agencies offer trips and one may marvel at its magnificence aerially either through small planes or hot air balloons. The gate opens at sunrise and closes at sunset. The best times to witness these wonders are during sunset and sunrise when the shadows play around making the experience even more enriching. One of the popular activities is dune climbing. During the day it is marked with footprints of the day’s “mountaineers” and by night the marks are erased by the wind, leaving it how it was before man was born-silent and unmarked ready to greet the next set of explorers the next day. It is the perfect place for hiking, exploration and photography. So what are you waiting for? Get your DSLR and trekking boots and head out to experience the Wind Cathedral.

EVARGLADES NATIONAL PARK,USA



EVARGLADES NATIONAL PARK,USA

Damage of Everglades National Park due to hurricanes

 

Everglades National Park,USA

Everglades National Park,USA

Evarglades National Park is well-known and most famous park in America.It is one of the park to be preserved for its natural beauty in America not only for its nature but for its biological resources.It is the largest park for its sub-tropical wilderness reserves preserved in North American continent.

Location of Everglades National Park

Location of Everglades National Park

The Evarglades is situated on the southern part of the Floridan peninsula about nearly 20 miles to the east of Biscayne National Park.This consists of an area about 2,357 square miles where 20% of the area is covered by wet land.This is just an one hour drive from the Miami.The park is surrounded with 1.5 million acres of tropical and subtropical habitats which consists of the world’s unique diverse ecosystems.

The Everglades has been inhabited for more than 10,000 years  even when it is not discovered.Nearly,4,000 years ago the food supplies like fish,land animals,plants supported a great growth in its population.At 1513,Europeans arrived here when Ponce de Leon  was exploring for some medicinal portions in Florida and later he was killed.Later in 1500,the two groups fought between each other where one group were fishermen and the other ate shellfish.Later the Indian people,fishermen were eliminated by the diseases caused by Spanish like tuberculosis ,polio.Later ,that area was isolated for 300 years and Indians came but again they were moved back.Eventually,the Whited begin to settle the coastal areas in 1880′s who maintained their living through cultivation.fishing,hunting.

J.J.Audubon who tried to preserve the reserves

J.J.Audubon who tried to preserve the reserves

Later in 1832,J.J.Audubon visited and observed that this place has an amazing variety of birds and he made efforts to save them from hunters and his efforts were fulfilled in 1901 due to the law of prohibition of hunting.In 1916,This area was established as a Royal Palm State Park due to women clubs and in 1934 ,it has been treated as the National Park from where it has been named as International Biosphere Reserve,a Wetland(Ramsar Site) of International Importance and a World Heritage Site.It is declared as national park on 6th December 1947 under the 1934 May act of Congress

Everglades Rat Snake

Everglades Rat Snake

Tricolored Heron in Everglades

Tricolored Heron in Everglades

 

Swallowtail Butterfly

Swallowtail Butterfly

The Everglades safely protects about 800 species of land and water vertebrates,which includes  14 threatened species,25 mammals ,over 400 bird species,60 reptile species with also 2 threatened swallowtail butterfly species.Over 20 snake species are reserved including the dangerous indigo snake.Also,more than 275 species of fish are reserved in this park.It attracts the numerous visitors to the park.During autumn,some migrant birds and songbirds fly which is like a procession to watch.

Wet lands

Wet lands

 

Everglades' Florida Bay

Everglades’ Florida Bay

 

Tropical Hardwood Hammock in Everglades National Park

Tropical Hardwood Hammock in Everglades National Park

The tourists may not expect this type of geographical beauty which is very amazing sight.These are simple but unique.This park is surrounded of saw grass marshes,mangrove swamps(wetlands),hardwood hammocks,lakes,Florida Bay.The park is famous for its  animal life like alligators,and birds  and some distinct endangered species.

Popular Bird watching in Everglades National Park

Popular Bird watching in Everglades National Park

As this park is located along the path of avian migratory routes,birding is a popular activity.This park is a diversity home and is one of the world’s truly unique ecosystem.

The Alligator Farm

The Alligator Farm

The Everglades is a very shallow and slow current river,just up to fifty miles wide,the River of Grass forms as Lake Okeechobee overflows its bank to the Southern Florida plains.This subtropical Everglades contains a field of 220,000 acres of sugarcane within its boundaries which is nearly half of the canes produced in United States of America which is really an amazing fact.The Everglades of Florida is thee only area in the world where alligators and crocodiles exist together.It contains more than 2,000 alligators in the alligator farm.The trip to this farm is done through air boats of the surrounding river where a walking trail is there so that we can view alligators,crocodiles,caimans ,local and non-native snakes and an wildlife shoe every hour.This is probably an attraction we probably shouldn’t miss.

The park contains nearly 200 archealogical sites.The Miccosukee tribe of Florida has a special  permit in the park  as the park’s northern boundary is retained by those people.They guarded the walls such that they are not destroyed due to battles.

Airboat rides

Airboat rides

Jungle Walkways

Jungle Walkways

 

The park consists of several tourist attractions like air boat rides,safari restaurants,wildlife shows and jungle walkways,private tours which are really exciting to watch.It brings relief to the visitors with enjoyment where they can enjoy them also become astonished for the unique wonders present in this park.

Damage of Everglades National Park due to hurricanes

Damage of Everglades National Park due to hurricanes

The hurricanes occurred in South Florida destroyed the area known as Flamingo in Everglades National Park.All infrastructures like the visitor center,lodge,restaurant and cabins were damaged. NPCA is working on it for its redevelopment to enhance the visitor’s experience and restore the natural habitats of the America’s sole Everglades.

Beauty of the park

Beauty of the park

This amazing National Park is really a beauty to the earth which is highlighted for its bio resources,wildlife,plants,birds and its special tourist attractions like bird watching,air boat rides,alligator farms,wildlife shows,This really is a n amazing experience which enlightens our moods with joy just by watching its beauty.It really is a lifetime experience which cannot be forgotten.

The Classic Victorian City: Dunedin



The Classic Victorian City: Dunedin

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Endless green pastures, serene landscapes, and awe inspiring biological diversity are some of the terms that rush in as soon as we get into talks of New Zealand, the marvel islands of the Pacific.

Located in the continent of Australia, New Zealand stands out as one of the most sought after travel destinations in the southern hemisphere. Its cities like Auckland and Wellington have been lauded amongst the top places in the world to live in. Amidst all this, there’s another place further down south that continues to hold its firm as the sublime bearer of the country’s cultural and geographical heritage, Dunedin.

Dunedin is the second largest city in the South Island of New Zealand. Some of its prime attractions being the Larnach Castle, Baldwin Street and rookeries of Yellow Eyed Penguins. The nightlife also forms a significant feature in the stay schedule of tourists. You can plan a trip to the city any time you want. Fair weather prevails almost throughout the year.

 

How to reach Dunedin.

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All major carriers operate in and out from the Dunedin International Airport. Flights from Auckland and Brisbane are available pretty frequently. The airport is situated about 20 miles from the city periphery. You’ll need to get a taxi on touchdown. And the airport terminal has them in plentiful. Taxis also happen to be the best way to maneuver around the city. The city bus service is also quick and efficient.

 

Accommodation

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Staying in Dunedin is cheap and finding that perfect hotel is easy. Most of them are clustered in the center of the city. Hotel St Clair and Kingsgate are a few prominent names.

 

Things to do in Dunedin

 

Larnach Castle

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The only castle in the whole of Nz, the Larnach Castle is a piece of exemplary architecture and offers sensational views of the Otago bay. It opens for visitors at 9 in the morning every day. It is surrounded on all sides by beautiful gardens. The castle stands just a few minutes’ drive from the city. Accommodation facility is also available for those willing to spend an extra day or two at the castle.

 

Penguin Place

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Not many cities in the world would offer encounters with penguins, and Dunedin is among the select few.  A 40 minute ride from the city would take you to their nesting grounds. Adults and juvenile yellow-eyed penguins along with plenty of seals can be observed as you are guided through a labyrinth of foxholes and trenches. The animals will barely know you are there and thus this presents an invaluable chance to see them live in a totally isolated habitat. The admission charge is only 50$ and you can get discounts if you visit with family. The place is well protected and the authorities take ample care of these flightless birds.  The collection revenue is further directed towards the species’ conservation.

 

The Haunted Northern Cemetery

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With the ghastly stories about the souls resting in that burial ground, this place is sure to give you the chills. The cemetery is located near the botanical garden on Lovelock Avenue and draws great interest from the people who love to experience things. The tombs of William Larnach and Thomas Bracken are widely renowned.  Other famous burials made here were of World War soldiers in mid-20th century.

 

Dunedin Architecture

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Modern or ancient, almost every structure in Dunedin has a touch of the Victorian era designing. The court buildings, polices stations and other government owned buildings are all reflectance of the glorious past of the city. Some of the most notable architectural hotspots are the Hocken Building, St Pauls Cathedral and factions of the Otago University. A visit to the Municipal Chambers is also highly advised.

 

Baldwin Street

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This place holds the world record for being the steepest street anywhere in the world. With a gradient in excess of 19 degrees the houses that have been erected here seem jaw-droppingly misaligned. The place is situated on the northern descent of Signal hill and is about 2 miles away from the City Centre. Around the year, numerous frolicking competitions are held here in which people from all around come to participate.  If you visit Dunedin, you must definitely take yourself to walk the Baldwin Street.

 

Night Life

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It is never a gloomy moment in Dunedin even post nightfall. The city is packed with bars and pubs all dancing to beats of some really groovy music.  And if you are one of those who like to put the odds at stake, Dunedin Casino is the place to be. Roulette, Black Jack, name any and the casino will have a table for you. The Octagon district of Dunedin is something classified entirely as an entertainment zone with a host of places to hang out at. You also may come across some of the finest alcoholic ecstasies that you’ll ever have the chance to indulge in.

 

Meridian Mall

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No trip to nowhere is unabridged without going shopping. And you shall find everything that you may come to Dunedin’s Meridian Mall ferreting for. All major fashion brands boast an outlet here, and later on when you are famished, the sensational food court will let you have your favourite fill ranging from Chinese to India, and absolutely everything. The Meridian Mall is one not to be missed.

The southern hemisphere of Earth has some of the most exotic travel destinations that you shall ever get a chance to see, but Dunedin surely, is one off the charts. You’ve got to experience it.