Saturday, December 25, 2010

A ticket to the world...

Imagine that you can have the opportunity to go around the map for ENTIRELY free, then you can be able to experience the ways of the world in easy reach. But what is in the world that is very unique to others in other parts? What makes the diverse world.... diverse? If you wanna find you well hop on as we take on a journey to the unknown, distant world and conquer the steps. Let's go!

Ever wonder why in Rio there are parties day and night? Well, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil attracts more tourists every year than any other city in the world. But the only time of the year where they keep coming more and more and more is the ever popular Carnival, where people from all around come to Rio to watch the parade, to hit the beach, do the samba, watch a giant soccer game, and other crazy stuff to do there. So people who like to party 24/7 go there. It's a destination to party like 2012.

Imagine having breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks... with cheese and chocolates! You can find this culinary fad right there, in scenic Switzerland. Switzerland is one of the biggest producers of cheese and chocolates that is to die for (and to be eaten more... yum.). And while devouring a whole treasure trove of cheese and chocolate, you check out the gracious view of the Swiss Alps, or get to the Alps to go on hiking, or mountain climbing, or better... extreme sports, like skiing, snowboarding, luge, or just rolling yourself down the mountain until you hurl. So if you extreme with a side of choco and cheese, then "Swiss" is for you.

What would you do if you live in an island where the people worship a lot of people? Weird, right? Well, if you're on that type of island then you're standing on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu, where what is bizarre about it is the various groups called "cargo cults" on the island. Turns out that too much exposure to First World technology may lead for a native to go... you know. There is even a group from a tribe in Tanna who that Prince Philip is a god prophesied to have travelled to a distant land (England) and married a powerful lady (Queen Elizabeth II). And they sent five men to England to see Prince Philip and invite him to "return" to Tanna to "rule". It was even featured in a show called "Meet the Natives".

All places have different cultures and customs, be it weird or otherwise, to be respected because it is a part of who they are and how are they diverse from others and keeps them preserved for ages and ages. And that's the only rule to roll.

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