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Where to Find the World’s Most Delicious Street Foods

While most of us are more accustomed to eating at home or in a restaurant – there is a whole new world of food that is waiting to be discovered. Get rid of your preconceptions about street food, as some of the most delicious cuisines you will taste are found on the world’s streets – at a fraction of the cost of eating out.

We have compiled a list of four of the best places to go for street food.

Most Delicious Street Foods

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Getting Around New Zealand

Getting to New Zealand, from anywhere, is something of a mission.  It takes about 25 hours to fly to Auckland from London.  Even from neighbouring Australia, it’s at least a 3.5 hour flight.  After all the planning, time and expense that goes into your arrival it’s easy to forget about how you’re going to get around once you land.  Before you go, here are the best ways of getting around New Zealand. Click here to read more »

4 Places to See Before They Disappear

The world is full of strange and wonderful places, many of which are totally unique in their own special way.  Sadly, things are changing.  Whether you want to attribute it to greenhouse gases or natural changes in climate, there is no question the environment is changing and with that changes the landscape.

Be sure to check out these great, yet fragile, destinations before they disappear.

1. The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

great-barrier-reefOne of the natural wonders of the world, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is a stunning, vibrant coral reef teeming with fish, dolphins, turtles and other marine life.  Snorkelling and SCUBA around the reef are major tourist attractions and about 2 million visitors come each year to admire the natural beauty of the reef.

As the world’s largest structure made from living organisms, the Great Barrier Reef can die off just as any living thing can.  Major threats to the reef include pollution from farm run-off, climate change resulting in coral bleaching, and overfishing which alters the balance of the eco-system.

The number of different factors that threaten the Great Barrier Reef makes conservation efforts especially difficult.

2. Three Gorges, China

Places to See Before They Disappear - The Three GorgesThe Three Gorges are a popular destination for domestic and international travellers in China.  A scenic waterway, where the Yangtze River carves a path through dramatic cliffs, the gorges attract thousands of tourists each year who admire the scene on boat tours or hikes.

Completed in 2008, the Three Gorges Dam spans the Yangtze River near the town of Sandouping.  Since its construction, the river has been steadily rising, displacing thousands of people, flooded important cultural and archaeological sites and resulted in deforestation and erosion.

3. Glaciers

Places to See Before They Disappear

Glaciers are large, persisting bodies of ice that move slowly across land masses.  There are a number of ancient glaciers you can visit around the world, and an encounter one of these prehistoric mammoths is an awe-inspiring and unique experience.

Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers in New Zealand are some of the most accessible and popular glaciers in the world.  Book into some nearby Franz Josef Glacier accommodation and it’s only a short drive from your hotel room to the foot of a massive glacier.

As ancient and imposing as they are, glaciers around the world are receding.  Due to rising temperatures worldwide, glaciers have begun to melt and break.  Experts predict that, based on current trends, Franz Josef Glacier will lose about 38% of its mass by 2100.

4. Venice, Italy

Places to See Before They Disappear - Venice ItalyThe city of Venice is famous for its romantic canals, classic architecture and artistic heritage.  The charming city is hugely popular on the international tourist circuit, with an estimated 50,000 tourist arrivals per day.

If you aren’t one of the millions of people who have visited Venice, be sure to bump it to the top of your list because Venice may be sinking.  Floods in the city are becoming more and more regular, and assuming oceans continue to rise, the trend looks like it may continue.

Author bio:

The article “4 places to see before they disappear” was written exclusively for by Whitney Cox.  Whitney is a blogger based in Christchurch, New Zealand.  She often writes about tourism in New Zealand on behalf of several operators including a rainforest retreat Franz Josef and a West Coast lodge.

What is your Passport really worth?

If you want to leave the country you won’t get very far without your passport; but do we really understand the true value of our passport? Thousands of Australians have their passports lost or stolen each year – many not realising the value it has in the hands of others.

Why Passports are stolen

What is your Passport really worth?

Whether you lose your passport or it is stolen – it may find itself in the wrong hands and with disastrous consequences. Most honest citizens will see no value in having hold of another person’s passport – but to many it can be worth hundreds, even thousands. Click here to read more »

The Most Romantic Destinations You’ve Never Heard Of

While the white beaches of the Caribbean and the bright lights of Paris may be the epitome of romance – there is nothing more romantic than taking your loved one to somewhere completely outside of the box. We have made a list of some of the world’s most romantic destinations that you have never heard of – for the ultimate loved-up getaway. Click here to read more »

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