I always think of Yellowstone as being to parks what Yankee Stadium is to baseball. Just completely incomparable. It's said that this area has actually been inhabited for over 11,000 years. There's actually a museum with an archeology lab right in the park.
Sadly, this park was really hit hard by the tsunami in 2004 but it's still a huge tourist attraction in Sri Lanka. It would probably be easier to talk about what wildlife isn't there, but they have everything from peacocks to elephants.
See all those little white things? Those are gannets, a little bird that inhabits the beach and they're all over the place here! The best time to catch them is between July and December but don't expect to get too close; there are barriers up to protect the little guys.
I love a restaurant with a sense of humor and clearly Soul has one. At this event for which they provided the food, one out of every five of these little beach balls had a ticket for a prize in it. No wonder Beyonce comes here!
This bridge in Aukland is going to either bring out your inner trapeze artist or inspire you to seek the safety of shopping malls and campsites. Said to be very safe (two tethering systems tested by engineers, etc.) but the risk will seem real. Too bad they won't let you juggle balls at the same This bridge in Aukland is going to either bring out your inner trapeze artist or inspire you to seek the safety of shopping malls and campsites. Said to be very safe (two tethering systems tested by engineers, etc.) but the risk will seem real. Too bad they won't let you juggle balls at the same time, they also keep your belongings safe until you reach dry land.…see moresee less
If you've never had a hammam experience this is the perfect place to start. It's even mentioned in the book "1000 Places to See Before You Die" and it was a big favorite of both Tony Curtis and Florence Nightingale (go figure). Like most hammams there's a little cafeteria for an after-hammam tea.
If you want to learn to scuba dive, this is the place. I think I stayed in Sairee beach. Not the nicest of swimming beaches at all, but it won't matter if you are diving all day. There's something like 40+ dive shops on this island. Night time was fun with lots of bars and restaurants.
We hiked the Cinque Terre in 2010; it was devastated by flash floods last fall and they are recovering. Unbelievably beautiful--so go visit! This area completely relies on tourism--the views and hiking are well worth it!