Nature always finds a way to show us it has the ultimate power and authority. These sinkholes are a proof that some things can never change. Man does not possess the power to find nature and combat its wrath. All we can do is stay safe and work towards the conservation of nature.
They Can Happen Anywhere & Anytime
Here are the most famous of Pits and Sinkholes ever found on Earth. They have been formed because of the deformation of landscape. Several factors contribute to the formation of this natural phenomenon. Have a look and see how large these things are.
1. Fury of Nature – Why It Can’t Be Challenged
This is one of the most world famous Sinkholes. It opened in Lisbon, Portugal. Very unfortunately, the location where it opened caused a bus to fall inside it. This sinkhole appeared in the year 2003.
2. When Mother Earth Slips Under Your Feet
Here is another sinkhole which emerged in the city of Guatemala. Experts have predicted that the primary cause why this sinkhole was formed is because of heavy rainfall and the softening of underground soil.
3. Deep In the Ground
Here is another sinkhole formed in Florida. The city of mulberry became another victim of this 56 meter deep sinkhole. This cavity was formed while a national company was working to extract Phosphate from the ground.
4. Winter Park Sinkhole – Florida
This Sinkhole was formed after Swimming Pools reportedly leaked water underground. Water is one of the main factors which contribute to the formation of sinkholes. These sinkholes are filled in with loose soil which can easily shift place once it is disturbed.
5. Picher`s Sinkhole – Oklahoma
Picher is literally full of several sinkholes. The mineral department has left several scars on the ground by excessive mining for Zinc and Lead.
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The traditional indigenous costume of Guatemala called traje is really very colorful dress in the America. Guatemala people are spread over many parts of the world but they do not keep on following their native dress. Still within the Guatemala local people remains on wearing their traditional costume proudly. These people speak specific or language Maya traje. In Guatemala there are nearly 12 different villages with 21 languages. So, the people of highland Maya are clearly identified by their charming and decorated costumes.
Costume of Nebaj Town
The women of Nebaj town wear the most remarkable costume in Guatemala. Their traditional wear is red skirt and a woven belt called “faja”. The skirt has two yellow stripes on both sides. The blouse is decorated with heavy embroidery. The women of Nebaj wrap their complete hairs skillfully with a colorful woven cloth hair dress. The men wear an open jacket called “chaqueta” and a hat made of palm straw along with western-style pants.
Costume of Santiago Atitlan Town
As the town of Santiago is located near lake so the main task and source of income of the Santiago people is fishing, boating, gathering reeds, and other activities related to the lake. Relative to their work men of Santiago wear short pants with a yellow hat made of palm straw. Their women wear a blouse of white cloth embroidered with multi colored figures of animals, birds and flowers. However, mainly purple-striped are made.
Costume of Aguacatan Town
The women of Aguacatan town wear the most beautiful headdress among the clothing of women’s in many Highland Maya towns. The head wrap is made up of a 2-3 inch wide cloth heavily embroidery with brocaded designs, and at the end there is a large fringe. Read the full story
The hippies made their mark in the 1960s. Preaching peace and love, they sought lifestyles that were quite appalling to the more conservative among us. Today, there isn’t a hippie movement on a large scale but they still meet up in some specific parts of the world. These places are popular hippie travel destinations. They congregate and relive the age that they are so proud of.
1. El Bolson (Argentina):
The town of El Bolson lies on the Argentinean border with Chile. The village has been declared an ecological municipality and a non-nuclear zone. The hippies had moved here in the 1970s and since then, the village has attracted many adventurers. There is an artisan community that is certainly thriving. Also, there is plenty of hiking for the adventure-seekers out there.
2. Christiania (Denmark):
Christiania in Denmark was once the home of the Danish naval barracks. However, the place was transformed by a group of free-spirited people. It is now a community that thrives on non-conformity. There are unique houses, even some eccentric ones. There is a thriving artisan community and plenty of environment-loving people.
3. Nimbin (Australia):
Nimbin is located in the state of New South Wales. It is a small village that hosted the Aquarius festival in 1973. The place saw a counterculture revolution in the 1970s. There is a Hemp Embassy that provides information regarding the usage of marijuana. There is even a Hemp bar.
4. Arembepe (Brazil):
Arembepe is a seaside village that lies in the state of Bahia. It is a peaceful village and very relaxing. In the nearby village of Caratingui is the first hippie community of Brazil. Arembepe was once a favourite destination for the rock stars Janis Joplin and Mick Jagger.
5. Goa (India):
This tiny Portuguese enclave in the South West of India was the original hippie getaway. It was discovered in the 1960s. Since then, travellers have headed to Goa. Old hippies still gather here and celebrate life as they know it. Read the full story
The most colourful native market in all of the Americas is definitely Chichicastenango. Situated at about 140km from Guatemala City, this market draws in vendors from all of Guatemala and is a place bustling with activity. It is open on Thursdays and Sundays. There are people with different dialects, wearing all sorts of costumes and shouting out in a chorus of sounds and smells.
Although it gives the look of a haphazard market to the new tourist, yet it is quite organized. Vendors start setting up their booths the night before and each different product has a specific place in the market. The flower shops have their own place, and the vegetable and fruit sellers occupy their usual ones. Similarly, there are assigned spaces for pottery, condiments, medicinal plants, wooden boxes, candles, tools, chickens and many more things. There are small eateries in the main plaza called the comedores. You can find everything over there.
If you are a fan of costumes, then you will find many unique ones within the market. There are bright and colorful costumes from all over Guatemala and tradition is bursting forth with every dress. For those of you who have the knowledge, every person will tell where he or she is from by the costumes they are wearing. Most of the dresses are specific to a particular group or village.
Surge in Tourism:
Initially, the market only occupied the central plaza but over the years more and more tourists have started landing here. Read the full story
Pacaya Volcano, located in the south end of the Guatemala City, is very active volcano. It has repeatedly climbed by many climbers due to its easy accessibility. Since 1965 it is very active and has constant eruption of gases, steam, lava flows and powerful explosions.
Location of Pacaya
Pacaya is the part of the Cerro Grande-Pacaya-Cerro Chino volcanic complex. At the north of the volcanic complex is the Lake Amatitlán. To visit Pacaya, you must have to go with a licensed guide. There are several in guided groups to visit Pacaya every day. It is the easy and secure way. Mostly they charge about $15 per person. If you want to have an adventure and go by your own then take the way to south from Guatemala City. There is a highway to Esquintla which turns to the town of San Vicente Pacaya and Pacaya Volcano National Park.
Trails to Pacaya volvano
From and Pacaya Volcano National Park you will find 2 trails up to Pacaya volcano. The easy one trail starts at San Francisco de Sales. This is the entrance to the park where you have to pay for entry. This trail from is well kept, with rest stops, refreshments stops and petrol teams. You can feel safe at this trail.
The second trail starts from the compound of radio towers at the Cerro Chino edge. This trail is harder to climb, but form geological and photogenic point of view, it is more appreciated to climb. If you select this trail, be careful! Because it is not guarded by patrolling parties. Read the full story
These top 10 amazing holes are geographical phenomena and most astounding sites in the world. These breathtaking places leave a permanent impact because of their magnificence.
10. Chuquicamata, Chile
Located in Antofagasta Province of northern Chile, Chuquicamata or “Chuqui” open-pit is in the Atacama desert, high on the western slope of the Andes at 9500-ft elevation. It is the world’s greatest copper ore body. It is one of the largest at 4.3Km long, 3Km wide and over 850m deep.
9. Udachnaya Pipe, Russia
The Udachnaya Pipe is the largest diamond open-pit-mine in Russia and one of the largest in the world. It consists of two bodies, east and west, which are both diamondiferous. Discovered in 1955 the pit is over 600m deep. Udachnaya has yielded a lot of large diamond crystals. Owners of the mine plan to cease its operations in 2010, in favor of underground mining.
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