In July 2008 the UNESCO World Heritage List was extended yet again by 19 cultural and 8 natural treasures of the world. Let’s get familiar with the few stunning wonders of nature that were included on the List.
All children and almost all adults love fun fairs and various amusement or theme parks. As the world gets faster, also the roller coasters and other attractions want to offer its visitors more adrenaline experiences, more speed and more unexpected twists and swings - it is just getting fast and furious. Coastersandmore.de, a roller coaster magazine, has published a study on the world’s fastest and thus “coolest” roller-coasters ever.
In July 2008 the UNESCO World Heritage List was extended yet again by 19 cultural and 8 natural treasures of the world. In Asia, five great cultural properties got inscribed on the prestigious list.
There is more to a romantic getaway than a bunch of roses and a run-of-the-mill hotel. With designer hotels increasingly perceived as over priced and all-to-common, couples looking for a bit of romantic sparkle are turning to Unusual hotels to provide a fantasy or a themed overnight stay with real WOW factor. Steve Dobson found a number of properties that stood out enough to merit special mention.
Each year the European Commission examines the quality of coastal as well as inland bathing waters in the EU. In 2007 a total of 21,368 bathing areas were monitored. Out of them 95% of the coastal water and 89% of the freshwater sites were found to comply with the mandatory physical, chemical and microbiological standards. Which of the 27 EU members enjoy the highest percentage of quality coastal bathing waters?