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Top 14 Lakes to See in Banff National Park

There are so many fun things to see in Banff that its’ sometimes difficult to know where to start. That’s why I’ve created lists of my top 14 beautiful lakes around Banff National Park . I hope they’re useful!

Helen Lake


Moraine Lake

Moraine lake

Peyto Lake

Lake Minnewanka

Bow Lake

Vermilion Lakes

Lake Agnes

Herbert Lake

Boom Lake

Rockbound Lake

Taylor Lake

Egypt Lake

Bourgeau Lake


World’s Largest Concrete Ship

The Gu Tian was abandoned shortly after her maiden voyage in 1974 and has since become a home to squatters and is a local tourist attraction in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China’s Fujian Province. The cement ship was built during the 1970s when there was a lack of steel in China as a cheap solution during the ‘cultural revolution’.
gu tianIt was launched to herald in a new age where China had mastery of the seas. But after her first voyage in 1974, Communist officials realised it cost far too much to power a concrete ship through the waters, and she was driven ashore and grounded. The 345ft long, 48ft wide, 26ft 7in high Gu Tian became a squat for locals and a minor tourist attraction and spent 40 years beached on the bank of the Mingjiang River. It was also used as a training base for Fujian Ship Communications Vocational College.
gu tian-It has previously been ruled too expensive to destroy but since the land was bought by a re-development scheme, the process began to dismantle it to build a block of flats. The world’s largest concrete ship has been dismantled after spending four decades stranded on the riverbank.
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When Big Dogs Trying To Be Lap Dogs

If you own a big dog, you know they are completely unaware of their size. They think they can fit anywhere, sit on all things (your lap). Dogs can be our protectors and babies at the same time. They want to be near you and possibly on top of you, as long as it provides the assurance that no harm will come to you. However, it can be even more endearing if your pup is over 100 pounds but has the mentality of a teacup pup. Size doesn’t stop these pups from being lap dogs. Even if they have to crush a couple of femurs to get a good snuggle.

Here are some super cute, lovable dogs who don’t realize they’re big:

You can’t help but feel their adoration as their gigantic, furry bodies knock the wind out of you. Nonetheless, there’s nothing quite like the unconditional love of a big dog who simply wants to snuggle with their human counterpart. Here are snapshots of some canines who are massive in size and heart, in search of the perfect lap to cuddle up.
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Top 5 Wine Areas That You Must Visit In Australia

Wine tours are becoming a popular vacation theme for people who enjoy to collect and drink wines. There are  5 wine regions you have to visit in Australia, if you’re planning to go to the very best wineries around the continent. Not just that you can test some of the world’s finest wines, but you are able to see some stunning landscapes. Rolling valleys and hills or sandstone mountains and formations could be shown on the wine-tasting journey. You might not realize it, but Australia is the 4th biggest wine exporter, on the globe.

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Among the leading wine-producing countries, wine adventures of Australia’s most desired wine areas enable you to see the business that boasts 60 specified wine areas, in whole. When you can hardly fail in planning those you would like to discover, the very best areas include the ones that feature the greatest concentration of wineries it is possible to visit. There are many people who would rather see the “home-spun” wineries or perhaps “cellar doors”, that are spread all through main grape-growing areas, too.


One of the well-known tourist areas is the Hunter Region and also the Lower part of the region, particularly. Found in the Hunter Valley, you’re only a few hours north of Sydney, which makes it simple to fly in and revel in some other tourist locations, too.

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One other tourist region among the top 5 wine areas you have to visit includes the Barossa Valley. The Mediterranean climate makes a plentiful grape harvest; however, you may also find good dining and excellent wine pairings, aside from the beautiful landscapes and little “post-card” villages which define the region.

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You are able to take excursions from Melbourne and go to the several wineries of the Yarra Valley. Actually, you will discover well-known brands produced by Moet and Chandon originating from this area. Another of the best choices will be Mildura and The Grampians in Victoria, due to the superb grape-growing conditions. Apart from presenting a number of the best-known wineries, the region comes with a wide range of wildlife, vegetation and breath-taking, vibrant landscapes, too.

You will discover thirty wine-producers in Queensland, even though it is among the modern hot spots of these kinds of winery tours. There are many up-and-coming wine-producers in the region, which makes it a new place to go for the ones that are searching for the modern leading producers in Australia. Situated above New South Wales, Queensland includes a warmer, seaside climate, providing tourist opportunities, also.


It is really difficult to eliminate a number of the other popular locations since there are a lot of options for Australian wine-tasting, situated inside a comfy drive from the greatest tourist urban centres. You don’t need to ignore the Margaret River region since it is noted for a number of the very best grapes, such as Shiraz,Chardonnay,Cabernet, Merlot,  Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. However, we haven’t pointed out the Clare Valley of South Australia that is recognized for the very best Riesling on the planet! As you have seen, there are plenty of excellent choices; you may want to make a few trips, if you aspire to see them all.

Funny Hermit Crab

Hermit crabs are indeed very cute creatures. These crabs are somewhat different than true crabs; they have softer vulnerable abdomens and are in the habit of looking for abandoned shells to seek protection from possible enemies. Hermit crabs love staying in the tropical environment. They are naturally found around the ocean. The hermit crab does not have a hard shell. Since the body of a hermit crab is flexible, it can easily fit into the interior of the shell. Once the hermit crab outgrows the shell, it goes out looking for a larger one. Just like lobsters, these animals do not own the shells that they wear. They usually use shells that belong to other creatures, mainly snails. Sometimes, you will even see them carrying broken bottles and debris, and wearing them as “shells.”
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Top 12 Gifts for Your Man for Any Occasion

Sometimes it’s tough to think of original gift ideas when you’ve been with a man forever. It’s easy to get him something like a gift card, but it isn’t very thoughtful. Here are gift ideas for any occasion that will show him you care, and that you get him. [Read more…]

Fields of Flowers

Rows and rows of flowers! The colors are beautiful and so vibrant. There are a lot of bulb fields scattered throughout the country showing their beauty. Take yourself out of the ordinary and spend a few hours in one the Flower Fields. Most importantly, don’t forget to bring your cameras, because there are sure to be many wonderful photo opportunities!

Kids can run and adults can linger in lots acres of color in bloom. This annual burst of color is one of nature’s official ways of announcing the arrival of spring. The blossoms of the flowers are beautiful.

The vibrant colors of red, pink, yellow, white, orange are so neatly lined up and groomed in field. Flower fields add a special charm to the country. It is the experience you shouldn’t miss.

A leisurely stroll along the pathways of The Flower Fields from early March to early May provides you with the opportunity to experience colorful bands of ranunculus flowers up close. You will definitely want to bring a camera!



Being alone can be a lot more than just not having any close friends.  Relationships are necessary however making new friends is not always simple. Loneliness is no respecter of persons. Old or young, literate or illiterate, wealthy or poor, everyone can feel loneliness.


Loneliness can be a complicated and often unpleasant emotional response to isolation. Isolation usually includes  a deficiency of connectedness with other creatures and things, both in the present and extending into the future. The causes of loneliness are different and can include social, mental, emotional, and spiritual factors.


Loneliness has likewise been known as social pain – a psychological mechanism meant to alert someone of isolation and inspire him/her to find social connections.

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Feel Like at Home in Chalets Morzine

Morzine is known as a classic warm and friendly ski holiday destination in France that provides great ski facilities along with plenty things for non-skiers too. Staying in chalets offers you an ideal background and base camp for any winter getaway.

A Home from Home

You can decide to be in a hotel throughout your skiing trip but practically nothing can beat the home abroad comfort of the chalet. You’ll find so many different possibilities, sleeping from 2 people up to 32, in a array of designs either catered or self-catered. They all have a comfortable living room area for leisure, dinner tables to assemble around after the day along with comfy beds for relaxing nights.

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