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European Championships 2016 Summer Bucket List

Lazy Destinations, Travel Destination - Shelia - June 16, 2016

Eiffel_tower_from_trocaderoWe’ve written about bucket lists for football fans before on El Take it Easy, and this article will be very similar. One of football’s biggest international tournaments is currently taking place at the minute in France. The European Championship is being contested by 24 national teams including the host nation, England, Germany, Spain, and Portugal to name but a few.

With the host nation looking to win their first major tournament since 2000 when they beat Italy 2-1 in the European Championship Final, they will have some tough competition. Spain will be looking to regain the trophy they won in 2012, perennial underachievers England will be looking to claim their first major trophy since 1966 and Germany will be looking to build on their recent World Cup win.

France in the summer is a wonderful place to hold a major sporting event. With millions of fans ascending on France this summer, many of which will travel without tickets, the French government is preparing for a huge spike in their tourism industry. But what are the regions where the games are being played? We have chose four of the very best places to watch games in during the next month.


France’s capital city is worth visiting for famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame de Paris, Arc de Triomphe and the Palais Garnier. But for the sports fans heading to Paris this summer they will likely be attending a game at the Parc de Princes, France’s international team’s stadium. It holds 48,712 and is a state of the art all-seated stadium.

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Famous for its many vineyards, Bordeaux will host a series of games at this year’s tournament. The Nouveaux Stade de Bordeaux holds 42,115 people and is one of the biggest stadiums in the whole of France. But that doesn’t mean to say all the focus will be on the football. Bordeaux, like Paris, has many wonderful landmarks to visit including Place de la Borce, Bordeaux Cathedral, Grande Theatre de Bordeaux, Toure Pey Berland, Ponte de Pierre and the Musee d’Aquintaine. For more information on the beautiful landmarks of Bordeaux, visit this website.


A 17th century brick town, with beautiful cobbled streets, Lille is an architectural wonder. Influenced by Flemish culture, its cuisine is still very much inspired by its neighboring countries the Netherlands and Belgium. With a University now taking pride of place in this quaint city, in recent years it has been transformed into a bustling, and vibrant city in the north of France.

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Located in southwestern region of France, Toulouse is known for its aeronautics, information technology, electronics and biochemistry companies that have driven its economy in recent years. It’s also the home to landmarks such as the Pont Neuf bridge, Cite de l’espace, Musee de Augustins, Museum de Toulouse and Toulouse Cathedral.

The football stadium was built in 1938 and remains one of the most important sports stadiums in the country. It holds 35,472 and is located in the center of Toulouse.

Capitole of Toulouse, and the square of the same name with the Occitan cross designed by Raymond Moretti on the ground.

For a list of all the upcoming European Championship fixtures and where they are being held, you can view the list here.

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Terrifying Skywalks around the World

Lazy Destinations - Shelia - May 30, 2016

Explorers who appreciate fantastic perspectives can without much of a stretch score a grand slam at any of these skywalks situated far and wide. Staggering vistas of mountains, seas and wildernesses exist similarly as the eye can see. An outline of the world’s most astounding and alarming skywalks:

5 Fingers

The 5 Fingers at Krippenstein give another one of a kind chance to view nature at its finest, for this situation the Austrian Alps. This perception deck got its name on the grounds that the stages that extend out from it take after a hand with five fingers. Every stage performs an alternate capacity. One has a metal picture outline that guests can remain in for photographs, while another has a gap in the base to better see what’s beneath. Not at all like different skywalks, guests can get to this one for nothing.


Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

The Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk might be situated Down Under yet it’s way up there with regards to extraordinary perspectives of a rainforest. Situated on exclusive arrive on Mt. Tamborine in Queensland, Australia, this 1.5 km (0.9 mile) rainforest walk incorporates woodland floor trails, a skywalk over the timberland shade and cantilevered span over Cedar Creek. The walk takes around 45 minutes, including sops to view feathered creatures and bright bugs; segments of it are wheelchair open.

Oryukdo Skywalk

Strolling on water tackles new importance at the Oryukdo Skywalk. Open just since 2013, this South Korea’s skywalk as of now is drawing in a huge number of guests a day who come to see Oryukdo Island. This U-molded skywalk broadens just about 10 meters (30 feet) into the sea, with its glass floor making guests feel they are strolling on the water. This ocean side skywalk is situated on a 30-meter (100-foot) high bluff in the Nam-gu region of Busan. The skywalk is a piece of a seaside strolling way at Igidae Park.

Langkawi Sky Bridge

The Langkawi Sky Bridge is not the same as different skywalks in that it doesn’t stick out from a precipice sitting above a gorge. Rather, it is worked at the highest point of Malaysia’s Machinchang Mountain, around 90 meters (300 feet) over the wilderness. That doesn’t mean the perspectives from this perception deck are any less tremendous, nonetheless. Guests have dazzling perspectives of the sea and different islands in this archipelago. A solitary arch backings the 125 meter (410 foot) long skywalk. The sky extension is shut for remodels now, however is required to revive in 2015.


Glacier Skywalk

Nature’s glory encompasses the individuals who handle the Glacier Skywalk close Jasper, Alberta, Canada. The glass-bottomed skywalk, only a couple of minutes’ ride from Columbia Icefields, broadens 280 meters (918 feet) over the Sunwapta Valley. The skywalk bulges out from a bluff, showcasing one of the world’s most remarkable biological systems. Guests who look down will see old rock developments; on the off chance that they watch out or up they’ll see awesome perspectives of the rough Canadian Rockies spotted with ice sheets.

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Top Tourist Attractions in Arizona

Lazy Destinations - Shelia - May 24, 2016

Considering Arizona blends up pictures of sublime area developments like red ravines, prickly plant deserts, and mountains and in addition man-made attractions like building wonders, regarded galleries, lively urban areas and noteworthy settlements. Since its admission to the Union as the 48th state, Arizona has been a well known traveler destination, and with world-acclaimed attractions like the Grand Canyon, the Hoover Dam and Saguaro National Park, that is not shocking. Perused on to take in more about the top vacation spots in Arizona.

Heard Museum, Phoenix

Situated in Phoenix, the Heard Museum highlights a great gathering of Native American antiques and fine arts. Regarded worldwide for its substance, learning projects and celebrations, the Heard Museum houses more than 400 things, a theater and amphitheater. Here, guests can see shows, for example, Native American adornments, artistic creations, models, photos, materials, Hopi Kachina dolls and the sky is the limit from there. Furthermore, guests can participate in hands-on learning exercises, for example, basketry, ceramics and weaving.


Barringer Crater

Framed around 40,000 years back, the Barringer Crater is the best known and best protected effect cavity on Earth. The cavity is named after Daniel Barringer why should first propose that it was created by a shooting star sway. The cavity is still exclusive by his family and is additionally essentially known as Meteor Crater or Arizona Crater. Measuring around 1,200 meters (4,000 feet) in breadth and 170 meters (570 feet) profound, with an edge 45 meter higher by and large than the encompassing plain, the pit lies close Flagstaff.

Montezuma Castle

Arranged close Camp Verde, Montezuma Castle highlights one of the nation’s best-protected bluff abodes. Going back to the twelfth century and utilized by the Sinagua progress, this five-story structure of 20 rooms looks like an antiquated skyscraper flat intricate. Albeit European-Americans named it after the Aztec sovereign, the residence really originates before the introduction of Montezuma II by 100 years. The site highlights a guest focus and gallery that shows a grouping of relics and ancient rarities, for example, shell adornments, stone devices, bone needles and grindstones once utilized for pounding corn.

Canyon de Chelly

Possessed by the Navajo Nation, the Canyon de Chelly National Monument is arranged in the northeastern piece of Arizona. This national landmark protects a few Navajo families pretty much as it has for over 5,000 years. Guests are welcome to visit the gorge floor subsequent to checking in at the guest focus. The gulch highlights numerous particular arrangements such Mummy Cave and Spider Rock, a sandstone tower that takes off 750 feet (230 meters) into the sky.

Hoover Dam

Viewed as an American building wonder, the Hoover Dam sits on the fringe amongst Arizona and Nevada on the Colorado River. A noteworthy vacation spot, the Hoover Dam is a huge, solid dam that was developed amid the Great Depression to control flooding, produce power and give inundated water. Guests can take in about the dam in the guest focus and choose guided visits where they can take a lift ride in the gorge divider and see the force plant and generators. The adjacent Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge offers tremendous perspectives of the region.

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Destinations in Arizona

Lazy Destinations, Travel Destination - Shelia - May 18, 2016

Saguaro National Park

Including more than 91,000 sections of land of the Sonoran desert in Tucson, the Saguaro National Park ensures the image of the American West, the monster saguaro prickly plant. In spite of the fact that the desert flora are an incredible sight, the national park offers a great deal more like ancient petroglyphs, memorable locales and natural life seeing. Inside the unlimited mountain scopes of the recreation center, there various exercises accessible like grand drives, trekking, biking and picnicking.

Havasu Falls

Showing up in TV programs and magazines, Havasu Falls positions as one of the Grand Canyon’s most captured attractions. Possessed by the Havasupai Tribe, this staggering waterfall comprises of one waterfall that dives 120 feet (36 meters) into a characteristic swimming pool of blue-green water that stands in striking differentiation against a foundation of red gorge divider. Shady cottonwood trees and eating areas encompass the waterfall where guests can unwind and excursion. The experience of getting to the site is just as awesome as the waterfall itself. To achieve it, guests can decide on a 8 mile (13 km) trek, helicopter ride or steed ride into the Supai town.

Monument Valley

Presumably the most popular case of the great American West scene, Monument Valley has been the scenery for various western films, going from Stagecoach featuring John Wayne to Back to the Future II. In fact it is not a valley by any means, but rather a wide level scene hindered by the disintegrating rock developments. The buttes and plateaus are all that is left from the sandstone layers that once secured the whole area and have clear red tones from the iron oxide. It is situated on the Arizona-Utah state line close to the Four Corners range.


Celebrated for its red sandstone developments, the town of Sedona a standout amongst the most prevalent vacation destinations in Arizona since it offers such a great amount to see and do. Mixed with amazing characteristic historic points like Cathedral Rock, Coffeepot and Thunder Mountain, Sedona additionally offers numerous man-made attractions that range from wineries to profound retreats, exhibition halls, craftsmanship displays and world-class execution theaters. With its perfect scenes and state parks, Sedona presents numerous fun exercises, for example, climbing, mountain biking, angling, outdoors, horse riding and birdwatching and golf, tennis and picturesque drives.

Grand Canyon

One of America’s most acclaimed attractions, the Grand Canyon is a huge gulch cut more than a few million years by the Colorado River. The national park is itself isolated into two primary zones: the remote North Rim and the more open South Rim. Notwithstanding picturesque drives, guests can appreciate daring exercises here, for example, trekking, mountain biking, rafting, angling, and helicopter visits. Besides, out on the glass-bottomed floor of the Skywalk to see excellent perspectives of the gulch makes for an exceptional ordeal.

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Incredible Terrace Fields

Lazy Destinations - Shelia - March 10, 2016

In order to make the most effective of poor soil, conservation, and mountainous terrain, terraced farming was introduced by numerous cultures round the world. Extremely labor intensive to create, terracing allowed the land to support civilization’s enlarged would like for crops, livestock and poultry. Erosion was avoided, rain and runoff water was preserved, and otherwise unused hillside became arable due to terraced agriculture. Not solely do these terraced fields give essential goods for the local individuals but they additionally feature a number of the foremost spectacular landscapes in the world.

Sa Pa Terraces

Sa Pa may be a city in northwest Vietnam shortly from the Chinese border. The rice terrace fields, among the foremost common tourer attractions in Vietnam, are often found in the Muong Hoa valley between Sa Pa city and also the Fansipan Mountain, on a background of thick bamboo woodlands. Local mountain individuals, the Hmong, Giay, Dao, Tay, and Giay, grow rice and corn on these paddy terraces, together with vegetables. Because of the climate, only 1 rice crop a year are often created, leading to plentiful malnutrition.

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Inca Pisac

The still intact terrace fields of Pisac, made by the Incas, are still getting used these days. These mountainous terraces incorporate sixteen completely different cultivation sections. Pisac, a word of Quechua origins,suggests that “partridge”. Inca tradition settled building cities within the shape of birds and animals, and as such, Pisac is partridge shaped. The Pisac terraces enclosed a military bastion, spiritual temples, and individual dwellings, and overlook the Sacred Valley, between the Salkantay Mountains. These terraces even boated 2 suspension bridges, the bases of which might still be seen.

Douro Valley

The home of por t wine, the Douro Valley is found in northern Portugal, some distance from town of Porto. The hills of the valley are coated with terrace fields of vines falling steeply right down to the river banks. The scenery of the valley is spectacular with the colours of the land changing throughout the year as the vines mature In autumn the vines take a reddish and golden color, while in February-March the almond blossom provides an additional white pink tone to the region. As well as port wine, regular red and white wines are also produced in the valley.

Bali Rice Terraces

The archetypical Bali rice terraces are ubiquitous, and Balinese culture has trusted thi s method of agriculture for pretty much 2000 years. The Balinese stepped rice paddies were carved by hand, with rudimentary tools, and maintained by succeeding generations.


In central island, north of the village of Tegallalang within the Ubud district, lies a series of thriving stepped rice paddies, a favourite with travelers and photographers. Other verdant terraced rice paddies are often found in Sayan, Jatiluwih, Pupuan and Tabanan. In Bali, the terraced rice paddies are worked according to a well organized social order, referred to as a subak. The subak manages the irrigation water sources, on a strict schedule, fairly distributing the water.

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