A trip to the Maldives Islands is certainly a dream vacation right? Also referred to as Republic of Maldives, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean consisting of a double chain of twenty-six atolls, oriented north-south, that lie between Minicoy Island (the southernmost part of Lakshadweep, India) and the Chagos Archipelago. The chains stand in the Laccadive Sea, about 700 kilometres (430 mi) south-west of Sri Lanka and 400 kilometres (250 mi) south-west of India.
The islands are surrounded by lagoons of turquoise waters surrounded by shallow coral reefs with sandy beaches and plenty of fish bright colors, making this tropical destination, unique in the world.
In any part of the island is the feeling of being in paradise, so you should enjoy the scenery, the calm, clear water, high temperatures to refresh your mind, and relax in this paradise. While you not plan your trip to the Maldives, check out some amazing photos of this place more than wonderful. Enjoy it!
The Maldives has a world record of being the country with the lowest elevation in the world, the highest point is 2.3 meters sea level, and the average altitude of the country is 1.5 meters and most of the territory is inhabited only one meter altitude. The capital, Malé, is 90 cm sea level and 100 000 people lives there.
The Indian Ocean acts as a reservoir of heat absorbing, storing and slowly releasing the tropical heat. The temperature of Maldives ranges between 24 ° C and 33 ° C throughout the year. Although the humidity is relatively high, the constant cool sea breezes keep the hot air moving.
Best time of year to visit the Maldives: The Maldives climate is characterized as tropical moist. The temperature is constant throughout the year, ranging between 26 º C and 30 º C. There are two distinct seasons during the year. From December to April, the Maldives are under the influence of the northeast monsoon with little rainfall and longer days.
Between May and November, the archipelago are under the influence of southwest monsoon, with relatively abundant rainfall (average of 200 mm per month) and high relative humidity. This period is considered low season. However, traveling in this period can be a good option because the hotels are cheaper and it is very unlikely that it rains more than one to two days. In addition, the temperatures are always high, and the sun is a stay constant.
Formalities to visit the Maldives: To visit the Maldives is necessary passport. All the tourists will be granted a visa free for 30 days upon arrival at Malé. The transport from the airport to the resort is usually covered in travel package purchased. There are 3 ways to travel from the airport to your hotel by dhoni (traditional boat), fast boat or seaplane (with additional costs).
The best option to visit the Maldives is undoubtedly by purchasing a travel package through a travel agency. There are several offers on the market that offer packages of to 10 days and 7 nights with prices relatively similar.
How about plan and visit your preferred travel agency for more information about this paradise? Whether for honeymoons or vacation, visiting the Maldives is the highlight for any traveler who wants to enjoy the beauty in all its splendor and very Glam!
Spring is almost gone and with the arrival of summer the stores are literally preparing with amazing looks for another wonderful summer. American Eagle Outfitters was founded in 1977 by brothers Mark and Jerry Silverman; it’s known in the U.S. as one of the most popular casual-teen market. I visited the store and I decided to take some pictures of the nice outfits to show here on the blog for inspirations and also stay connected to what’s on the rise in fashion world.
Take a look on some pictures below for some inspiration and trends that are up for Spring – Summer 2013.
At the AE you always find nice and cool outfits, shoes, sneakers, and flip flops. They also have workout clothes by Aerie lingerie brand that they also own, trousers and denim shorts with style, sunglasses. The prices are affordable and they always have stuff on sale. I always love the outfits that appears on the displays and inside the store and the moccasins shoes that are hot trend at the AE are definitely great choice for the boys.
I always like to visit the American Eagle store; music is played at a quiet volume to cater and entertain people. The theme and displays change based on seasonal lines and promotions. here are also usually sofas/chairs in the back of the store, usually along with a flat screen television. The floors are typically wood or concrete. The employers are very kind and friendly. As a result, AE is definitely one of my favorite stores and I also recommend to those who are visiting the U.S or for those who already lives here. They have great stuff and lots of options of nice outfits for female and male
P. s. This post is especially for my dear friend Samuel Azevedo, who lives in Brazil and other readers that always ask me to post about the hot trends that are up in the U.S.. Hope you enjoy!
For a short weeks right at the beginning of summer, two of the most photogenic flowers bloom together in vast fields often side by side. I really never ever seen something like this in person; fortunately, you can find in postcards, photos and paintings of sunflowers and lavender fields all over Provence, France. Believe or not the sunflower actually are native to the Americas. Sunflowers seeds were brought to Europe by Spaniards in the 16th century where sunflower oil became a widespread cooking ingredient.
Provence is famous for the beauty of its villages and landscapes, the warmth of its climate, the smell of the lavender and sunflower, the allure of its lifestyle a sunshine, and olive oil-based Mediterranean civilization that attracts us all. Lavender fields is a genus of 39 species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. Many members of the genus are widely cultivated in temperate climates as ornamental plants for garden and landscape use, and also commercially for extraction of essential oils. Popular destination for any photographer, the vast fields of purple little flowers and the beautiful yellow sunflower can make some stunning scenery. Check it out!
Sunflowers generally grow to between 5 and 12 feet tall and bloom from late June to the end of July with harvest occurring at the beginning of August.
Late June through September is the best season for lavender in Provence, depending on the area, the seasonal weather and the fiel that you’re going to visit.
Map of lavender regions – The lavender fields of Provence cover several distinct regions (pays):
• Pays d’Apt – Luberon
• Pays de Buech – Baronnies
• Pays de Digne
• Pays de Forcalquier et Montagne de Lure
• Pays de Sault et du Ventoux
• Pays de Valensole et du Verdon
• Drôme Provençale
• Vallée de la Drôme – Diois
There are two options to visit the lavender fields, car or bus; if you’re not going by car, the best option is to rent a car or you can take 1-day bus tours. Renting a car is one of the best options to move between fields of lavender and sunflowers. Mobility have to know the romantic Provence is simply wonderful, ie nothing better than actually enjoying this romantic paradise.
This is really a magnificent dream vacation, where you wake up early morning in this paradise, enjoy the gastronomy of the Provence, learn about the history, take beautiful photos, meet nice people, and enjoy the warm weather in the glories of the Provence.
This post is special to all Yoga lovers and those who would love to relax and get in shape at the same time. Justine Thorner is a board certified health coach & yoga instructor. She teaches public and semi-private classes at various NYC locations and metropolitan area. Justine is a great person able to integrate yoga with her understanding of and passion for nutrition and holistic health to help her clients live their happiest, healthiest & most fulfilling lives.
Check it out this week Justine’s yoga lineup:
Wednesday, 6:15 – 7:15, Yoga at The Bishop (Art Gallery in Brooklyn) > http://www.facebook.com/events/461722960572652/
Friday, 6:45 – 7:45, One hour flow on the west side hwy Pier (Christopher st & west side highway) Semi-private, only a few spots left!
Saturday, 9 – 10 AM, Yoga Sweat Sand, Tennessee BLVD, Long Beach, NY.
Justine Thorner in one of her Yoga classes with a beautiful view to the Empire State Building in NYC.
The classes are designed with the community in mind; an open level class for all levels of students, with plenty of modifications, and challenges for more advanced students. Expect beautiful music, sweaty & creative vinyasa flow, hands-on alignment, spiritual teachings, and meditation. These classes will leave you energized and inspired.
Check out her website & facebook page for healthy tips & inspiration, and stay connected with her on twitter.
The classic white tee is one of the most versatile pieces that a man and a woman can have in their wardrobe; it can match with almost everything and never goes out of fashion. Everything looks great with a classic white tee, your outfit can even do miracles and is also good for day and night time. A simple white shirt became a classic piece, and gives to the woman more feminine and well dressed. For men they get even better, is certainly a tremendous piece that can be used at work or for fun in a fashion and nice style.
The cool thing about white tee is that you can mix with various pieces. For example: pencil skirts, long skirts, minis, skinny jeans, leggings, and shorts. Can be cotton, linen, silk or any fabric, the white shirt is classic and unpretentious at the same time. With the sleeves pulled up, the collars slightly raised and a kinkle at their ends, they add an air of attitude, differentiating the men’s tee and giving glamour and sensuality for women.
Check it out below some masculine and feminine inspiration that can be used in various occasions.
It may be the most discreet and clean piece in your closet and certainly not the most exciting. However, the white shirt is invaluable when you need a simple and casual piece that can become classic and chic at the same time. If you going to add a classic white tee in your outfit, use and abuse of accessories, use colored sunglasses, a nice handbag, shoes and colorful necklace. You don’t have yet your classic white tee? Surely after you read this post you will buy yours and you’ll rock!
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