Monthly Archives: February 2012

Cancun events in March, April, and May 2012

March

  • Benito Juárez Celebration – March 21st, is the former Mexican president’s birthday who served 5 terms and was Mexico’s most beloved leader. If you are visiting Cancun during this time you will expect to see street entertainment, live music and numerous parties throughout downtown Cancun

April

  • Semana Santa ( Holy Week/Easter )– This is the most important holiday in Mexico, even over Christmas. It’s in early April, Easter festivities take place all around Cancun. You might see staged Passion plays, which are fairly common in the smaller villages. There is a two week Easter holiday in which you might witness locals smashing confetti-filled eggs on the heads of family and friends
  • 42nd Anniversary of the founding of Cancun– Throughout the month you will find the locals celebrating by singing, dancing and other cultural events with parades and street parties

May

  • Labour Day (Dia del Trabajo) – May 1st, a public holiday in Mexico commemorating workers’ union movement
  • Cinco de Mayo – May 5th, the country’s notable anniversary of its historic and famous victory over the French at Puebla. You will find locals celebrate with parades and fireworks.
  • Cancun International Gay Festival – mid-May, a spectacular weekend event with a range of beach barbecues, parties, live music and colorful costumes

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Travel Tidbits – Cunard rolls out new weddings at sea program

Cunard rolls out new weddings at sea program
That’s the word this week from U.K.-based Cunard, which as previously announced, is rolling out a weddings at sea program this year for the first time in its 172-year history…USA Today

 

 

 

 

Top five bargain destinations for spring 2012
Everything is greener in spring, including your wallet if you choose your travel destination wisely…USA Today

 

 

 

 

 

Best spring break getaways
Favorite family-friendly vacations… MSN.com

 

 

 

 

 

15 Most Romantic Places to Kiss Around the World
Fold up the picnic blanket, cancel your dinner reservation, ditch the back row of the neighborhood movie theater… Conde Nast Traveler

 

 

 

Where we can go for a beach vacation with good food?
Let’s forgo the all-you-can-eat and sample what’s simmering under the corrugated tin roofs…Globe and Mail

 

 

 

Treasures of the Danube
From Budapest to the Black Sea on a memorable river cruise… The Australian

 

 

 

 

To plan your trip today:
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Unusual, Quirky, & Weird Restaurants around the world

When traveling most likely you will be eating out at a restaurant. There are some unusual restaurants you can visit and perhaps some of these you may want to add to your ‘Bucket List’? Anything from a Prison restaurant to a tree house restaurant. Being served by monkeys, children or even robots.

 

A380 In-Flight Kitchen: Taipei, Taiwan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KitchenTalks.comDinner in the Skymoveable restaurant where you can eat above any famous landmark. Started in Belgium.

 

 

 

 

 

Dans Le Noirin London is a restaurant where you are dining in total darkness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kinderkookkafe in Netherlands, Amsterdam the staff is made up of children. Meals made and served by children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kayabukiya Tavern in Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hajime Dalu Robot Restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fortezza Medicea Restaurant Gourmet food in prison – Volterra, Italy

 

 

 

 

 

The Redwoods Treehouse in New Zealand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Fairy Tales” – Bagan, Myanmar – Amnon Eichlberg – Featured Photographer

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Fairy Tales Bagan Myanmar Ruins

 

“Fairy Tales” – Bagan, Myanmar – Amnon Eichlberg – Featured Photographer

This landscape looks like a Hollywood set for the next “Indiana Jones” movie.  Everything just looks so interesting.  I have been to several ruins around the world, but nothing that looks like this.   After reading a little about this mystical place please check out Amnon’s extensive portfolio at  www.amnonpic.com.  Prepare to be amazed!

Here is Amnon:

The ruins of Bagan cover an area of 16 square miles (41 km2).  The majority of its buildings were built in the 11th century to 13th century, during the time Bagan was the capital of the First Burmese Empire.   After an earthquake in 1975, there are only 2,217 pagodas left in Bagan, in contrast to more than 5,000 before the disaster.

All of the area was designated like fairy tales country.  This feeling intensifies especially in the early morning and towards sunset when the area is wrapped in mist, fog…

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“Zottel is Back”- Alps, Switzerland – John Wilhelm – Featured Photographer

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“Zottel is Back”- Alps, Switzerland – John Wilhelm – Featured Photographer

As with many great photographs, John has not only created an emotion with his photo, but also leads the viewer into an imaginary story written in their own mind.

I hope this photo makes you smile.  I certainly did when I opened it.  At first, I thought “what a silly goat chewing on a flower”.  Then I realized this was only the beginning of the destruction.  I assume by now that entire field of daisies has been reduced to goat made fertilizer.  Please follow John below on how he painstakingly created Zottel.

Take it away John :

Hi there everyone.

Wonderful to be here on PhotoBotos with one of my shots. Wow!

The selected photo was very difficult to take. We had to keep track of this very rare and shy animal for months.  We chased it…

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Things to do in: Costa Rica

  • Educational Tours: Coffee Tour, Night Tour, Surf Lessons, Turtle Nesting Tour, Species Exhibit, Scuba Diving, Guided Tours
  • Adventure Tours: Rafting, Cave Exploration, Horseback Riding, Zip Lines, Rappel, Biking, ATV Tours, Water-slides, Kayaking

 

  • Marine Tours: Catamaran Tour, Sport Fishing, Marine Mammal Observation, Mangrove Tours, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling

 

  • Cultural Tours: Coffee Tours, Museum, Shopping

 

  • Leisure Tours: Tram, Fresh Water Fishing, Boat Tours, Catamaran Tours, Hot Springs, Safari Float, Suspension Bridges

 

  • Nature Tours: Mangrove Tours, Safari Float, Marine Mammal Observation, Night Tour, Horseback Riding, Bird Watching, Butterfly Gardens, Fresh Water Fishing, Guided Tours, Hiking, Species Exhibits, Suspension Bridges, Turtle Nesting Tour

 

Costa Rica – Welcome to Paradise

 

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Reaffirming My Faith in Humanity, One Pedal at a Time (Part Two): San Francisco to Mexico

Meandering along the Mekong – Phong Dien Market, Can Tho, Vietman – Part two

A Word in Your Ear

  Back to our trip along the Mekong.  Our host was a funny lady and cracked jokes all along the way – she was also a bit handy with the bamboo and made many different things out of the strips by plaiting them together    Rings with a stone, bracelets, flowers with hanging crickets from the end – very talented.

The riverside is a fascinating place and we saw all sorts of businesses plying their trade to the boat people – including a dexlux coffin making shop!

 

Next stop on our river trip – the Klongs of the Mekong

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Travel Tidbits – The world’s most amazing natural phenomena

 

10 great sculpture gardens across the USA
You don’t have to stay inside to view art. Sculpture parks and gardens combine natural and man-made elements, making fall a perfect time to visit… USA Today

 

 

 

The world’s most amazing natural phenomena
Nature is always amazing, but sometimes it pulls a freakish rabbit out of a hat. Lonely Planet picks the best in this book extract… Sydney Morning Herald

 

 

Six Of The Best: People’s Museums
Some of the top folk museums from around the world… The Independent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Army museum’s morbid oddities get new home
National Museum of Health and Medicine has collection of fascinating, disgusting objects… MSN.com

 

 

 
Exploring Europe’s open-air museums
Many people travel across the Atlantic in search of “Old World” Europe and to witness traditional culture in action… Seattle Times

 

 

World’s most beautiful museums
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and these museums fit different definitions of the term…Travel & Leisure

 

 

To plan your trip today:
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