I’ve decided to try something new and exciting in my life, which is to go to Sweden to study one semester. I’ve always thought that there seems to be an exciting country and now i´m looking at the page of www.utbildningssidan.se where you can look at different options when it comes to schools around the country.
I prefer that the choice of school has an international profile and that I as a visitor can feel safe and well received. Since I am very interested in science, so I’d like to jump on an education that is outside this range.
I’m already beginning to get nervous for my upcoming trip and it will be great to get to know a new culture and experience a new school environment. But I also hope that I can meet new friends that I can keep in touch with even after the semester is over.
I think this is going to be great!
The Kennedy Space Center is a part of NASA and allows the general public to visit and view space ships and other NASA related goodies and informational tour guides. The Kennedy Space center is great for people of all ages so makes a perfect choice for a family holiday. There are also lots of events going on all the time such as launch days, workshops, demonstrations and flight tests. There really is lots to see and do at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and even if you are not exactly a space nut you can still enjoy the wonderful things that this great fun holiday attraction has to offer.
Special tour guides are now available in Canada that take you to the best spots to see the Aurora Borealis (the northern lights). Although famously green, red dominant aurora borealis also occurs in some areas and sometimes a mixture of the two can occur in places like Alaska.
The Aurora Borealis was named after the Roman Goddess of Dawn Aurora and the Greek name for the North Wind Boreas. This is also known as the dance of the spirits by the Cree people and although this phenomenon can be seen in places all over the world the arctic islands of Canada are by far the best locations to get a glimpse of this beautiful natural display.
Visit Australia and learn about aboriginal culture and Australian wildlife in an Australian Wild life park or go on one of the many exciting Australian Walkabout journey’s on offer today. An Australian walkabout was created as a holiday venture based on the Aboriginal rite of passage where Aborigines would undertake a journey in the Australian wildness during adolescence which lasted for as long as six months. In this journey they would retrace their ancestors “song lines” through the wildness and re-enact their heroic deeds.
Today several tour companies organise walkabouts for tourists in Australia where individuals can take part in survival tactics and experience the Australian wilderness first hand.
Hong Kong is the pronunciation obtained form the Cantonese writing of Fragrant Port. Hong Kong was indeed originally a harbor town but the name fragrant is a mystery. It was been supposed it could either mean the fresh pearl river waters that run into the harbor or it could even be reference to the multitude of incense factories on the coast.
Hong Kong is an industrious city with strong British connections and is now the financial capital of the world. It has a stunning skyline especially at night and a terrific night life to compliment this. You can see the best view of the night time skyline from Victoria Peak.
No visit to japan is complete without ensuring you see the once Imperial Capital City Kyoto. Kyoto has seen many earthquakes, fires and wars throughout it’s 11 century stand as the Imperial Capital but was spared the onslaught of World War 2 firebombing. Today it has 2000 Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines which attracts tourists during the autumn season.
In Kyoto you can see traditional Japanese buildings, temples, shrines and even the Maiko dress complete with nape make up and hair ornaments. They even have a Kyoto International Manga Museum for anyone who is interested in seeing some original historic Manga works in the more industrial city areas.
You haven’t had the pleasure of high class shopping until you have shopped ’til you dropped in Tokyo Japan. Tokyo boasts everything from high end department clothing stores, gaming stores, tea houses, electronic shops and jewelery stores especially in the district of Ginza. However, you can also find great deals in one of the many 100 yen shops (think of them as poundlands if you are from the UK), or simple convenience stores to pick up some odds and ends or essentials. Tokyo also has lots of thinsg to do and see including many tourist attractions so when you are finished shopping, if you are not exhausted already you can spend some time exploring Tokyo.
The leaning tower of Pisa, situated in Pisa, Italy naturally, is actually a free standing bell tower of the cathedral in Pisa. It is the third oldest structure of the cathedral square built in 1173. It began leaning soon after construction thanks to a poorly constructed foundation and a little help from some lose substrate. This means teh tower today leans to the southwest despite initially leaning to the southeast becase the substrate has shifted around a bit since then. It took 177 years to complete the tower which was originally intended as a work of art depsite it’s construction being flawed from the beginning thanks to a three meter foundation. The tower actually began to sink when they began work on the third floor and at this point construction was halted due to the battles being fought at the time.
Visit the south of france during the summer months to take advantage of the higher water levels and canoe down L’Ardeche. This idylic river can be travelled straight from ruoms to souze passing straight through the gigantic national reserve area and through the Pont D’Arc a stunning cliff face which the river passes straight through. This river has rapids of all levels and plenty of information on how to get through the hardest ones.
You can even extend your visit even further by travelling from Vouge and staying over in one of the many camps along the way. You will need to stay the night at the national reserve camps (for a small fee from the local national reserve office in town) while traveling through the national reserve as it is a very long trip. However, you will be pleased to learn that they have barbeques for hire, toilets and showers and lots of camping space.
Situated in the middle of the barri gotic (gothic district) in Barcelona, Spain stands an ominous and impressive example of gothic architecture known as The Cathedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulalia or La Seu for short.
It was built as a roman cathedral between 1046 and 1058 and a second chapel was built later on around 1257 which was later added to the overall cathedral. Then 30 years later the cathedral was undergoing reconstruction and the main body of the building was demolished to be replaced by an impressive gothic structure. Only the chapel remained untouched as an original element of the cathedral today.
Construction for this sgreat catheddral was veyr slow and in fact it wa sonly completely finished in 1913 when the when the final central spire was completed.