Food fighting has been followed as a tradition in many countries. Some might find it wasteful, and downright insensitive. This is considering the fact that millions of people do not get sufficient food to fulfill their stomachs. However, they have been there as fun filled occasions for centuries.
1. Candy Fight, Catalonia, Spain:
After eating their traditional meal, locals rush out of their houses, throwing meringue dessert at each other. If they run out of meringues, they substitute it with sweets. Needless to say, this is one big treat for all the children in Catalonia.
2. Tomato Fight in Italy:
The oldest tomato fight known to man takes place in Ivrea, Italy. Its origin can be traced back to the 12th century. What a fun way to commemorate the victory of your town people over a tyrant!
3. Tomato Fight in Sutamarchan, Columbia:
Hundreds of locals and tourists participate in this food fight. People hurl tomatoes, not at each other, but at the sky. Getting dirty is a must, as what goes up, must come down. There is also a tomato eating competition.
4. Yet Another Tomato Fight:
This one takes place in Reno, USA. There are about 5000 participants, and 100,000 tonnes of tomatoes. Needless to say, everyone receives a fair share.
5. La Tomatina, Bunol, Spain:
This is perhaps the father of all the tomato fights, with regard to its magnitude It is covered by the world media. Read the full story
Beaches makes the mankind excited, specially beautiful beaches, crystal white sand, small bikinis, hot couples all are signs of life. This article is about few of the world’s most sexiest and beautiful beaches and tries to rank them:-
1. Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
The first of top ten beaches is located in the northeast of Brazil, Salvador lies between green tropical hills and broad beaches along the bay of Todos os Santos. It was originally famous a slave port city, the delicious melting point of African and Brazilian cultures and foods draws a particular brand of sensual minded tourist.
2. Caprera Island, Sardinia, Italy
Second beach is a subdued day haunt just off Sardinia’s ultrachic Costa Smeralda, Caprera Island’s sheltered bays and secret coves described out for skinny dipping or a beach picnic for a couple. One of seven islands in the Maddalena archipelago, it is also a national park, the beaches are gently covered by the blue Tyrrhenian Sea.
3. Cousine Island, Seychelles
The third beach is Cosine Island, home to alabaster beaches and an selected little lodge retreat. A nature reserve dedicated to conservation, the island also put together four villas designed to take you out of this world. The villas are French Colonial style and just off the beach.
4. Playa de Los Lances Tarifa Spain
The fourth beach is Playa de los Lances, Tarifa, Spain. Hard bodies grabbing wind and kite boards massage your elbows along Tarifa’s famous five mile long sandy heaven. Read the full story
Medellin officially known as the Municipio de Medellín (Spanish). Medellin is the second largest city of Colombia. It is situated in the Aburra Valley one of the northern most part of South America. The population of the city is 2.4 million. It is the second largest city in Colombia not only in terms of population but also in terms of economy. The city was founded in 1616 by Francisco Herrera Y Campuzano. Initially its name was Poblado de San Lorenzo (Saint Lawrence Town)
History Of The City
In 1826 the city was named the capital of the Republic of Greater Colombia, comprised on the countries Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Panama. After getting the independence from Spain, Medellin became the capital of the Colombia until 1888, in the 19th century, Medellin was a commercial center of Colombia and famous for gold and coffee exports. Medellin was famous for its textile industry as well as transport projects. Besides that there are several universities and vocational training institutions.
Modern Identification of the City
As the 21st century starts, the city began to regain its industrial identity, by imposing liberalized economic policies. At the beginning of this century the city was also projected as tourist spot and measures taken to attract tourists all over the world.
Tourism and recreation
The tourism in the city is mostly focused on business tourism, trade conferences and conventions related to the field of medical and trade. The hotel infrastructure is targeted towards executive market and business class, providing all the basic things required for this segment of society. Read the full story
While many would use culture as something that bonds them together, Traditions amidst the culture becomes another interrelating aspect. With the changing race, attitudes and beliefs at every other corner, a specific set of practices that holds them together also take many different forms. Below are a set of traditions that various sects carry out and are more dangerous than fun and games.
1. New Years Dive:
On the day of the New Year, countless divers gather around and take a dip into the Baikal lake. As if this isn’t dangerous enough, one specified diver carries the new year’s tree to plant it at the bottom of the lake.
2. Polar Bear Plunge:
The event aims to gather donations for the Special Olympics and welcomes a huge number of participants every year. The participants have to jump in cold water during the winter season, and the dodgy part is, that it may cause paralysis, hypothermia, and even death but fortunately, nothing of that sort has happened as of yet.
3. Firework Battle:
This is a battle between two churches on an Easter Sunday in Chios, Greece. While the service session carries on, these churches aim at each other’s bell with the help of 150 people. The crowd’s fires over 24,000 rockets and have caused damages to homes and even deaths in the past.
4. Baby Dropping Ritual:
This is a ritual where countless Muslim children are dropped down from a 13 meter tower into white sheets. The babies have been dropping in at Solapur, India for over 300 years with the faithful claim that no baby is ever harmed. They believe that the children grow up strong and healthy.
5. Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling:
In Gloucester, England, a Double Gloucester cheese is rolled down a steep hill and a bunch of daring people chases it down. Read the full story