Right from October 24 till November 15, 2009, Nigeria will be hosting the U-17 FIFA World Cup. This tournament will hold in eight major cities around the country, viz: Abuja, Bauchi, Calabar, Enugu, Ijebu-Ode, Kaduna, Kano and Lagos. This piece is a focus on one of the major cities, the nation’s capital, Abuja.
This is the second in a series of articles written about the eight Nigerian cities slated to host the FIFA Under-17 World Cup Tournament billed to hold between October 24 and November 18.
Enugu is located in the east of Nigeria. It is one of the five eastern states of the country. The other four include Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi and Imo States. Of the five, Enugu is a first-choice tourist attraction. It is adorned with a vast and appealing landscape made up of undulating hills, lush green vegetation, highlands and lowlands. It has a very captivating scenery for the delight of visitors and lovers of nature.
The journey to the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai is to explore boundless golden terraced rice fields, resembling a staircase to the sky, in Mu Cang Chai district which used to be an opium poppy hub. The yellow steps to the sky, and the hospitable ethnic people, who have flattened hills to grow rice and construct irrigation systems on the mountain tops, are unforgettable images.
There's more to travel than seeing a city from the back of a bus, or grabbing some franchised fast food. It's about exploring and experiencing all that a destination has to offer. Throw away your map and get lost in a strange city. Find a restaurant filled with locals and savour a meal you can't pronounce. It's not about where you travel, it's about how you travel.
We wanted somewhere fairly relaxed at the start of our 3 month trip to unwind after the hectic few weeks we had in the UK prior to our departure. Of all the spots I had researched, Lazy Beach looked like it might be the ticket. A private section of beach, rented from the government and kept tidy by the local staff, wooden bungalows and just a couple of hours boat ride from Sihanoukville on the Cambodian coast.
There is nothing better than spending a lazy Sunday afternoon indulging in food and beer with friend; especially, when someone else is doing the cooking. Basking in the shade of a thatched hut while watching the sunlight dance on the Mekong River can prove to be the key ingredients for a perfect end to the week.
To outsiders, Cambodia has long been thought of as a mystical and spiritual place. Ancient rites of religion and superstition have always been a part of the Khmer way of life. This is especially true of Battambang, a place where religion and superstition reign supreme.
Laura McKay reveals that Kep is more than a crab-eating launch pad to Rabbit Island.
Famous for its seafood, pepper, countryside and garden of islands, Kep has continually proven itself to be a popular tourist destination for everyone from King Sihanouk to the average city dweller looking to bathe on the beach. For those staying more than one night, Kep has a lot more to offer than a trip to Rabbit Island and a place to get your seafood on.
According to Jetstar Pacific, its current daily HCMC-Hai Phong flight will be increased to ten per week with additional services on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
The additional flights for HCMC-Hai Phong and Hai Phong-HCMC will depart at 6:45 a.m. and 9:10 a.m. respectively.
Jetstar Pacific has announced the temporary phase-out of domestic route HCMC-Hue effective from June 15.
The route Hanoi-Hue was temporarily closed from June 2.
The low cost carrier's daily flight HCMC-Vinh has also been cut from daily to four flights weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
Compared with its high profile neighbors, wartorn Vietnam and the idyllic paradise of Thailand, Cambodia tends to fly under the radar. But that does not mean this fascinating country has any less to offer.
After three decades of war, Cambodia is now at peace and attracting more and more tourists with the promise of Indiana Jones- or Tomb Raider-type adventures. Undoubtedly Cambodia is a beautiful country, quite different from its neighbors.