Discover Petra, the city built on rocks

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The Hadrien Gate and the Cardo Maximum in Petra

If you have seen the movies – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Arabian Nights, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Passion in the Desert, then you may already have seen the unbelievable and amazing scenery of Petra as the site itself was featured in these films. Continue reading

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Battery Life and Wakeboard Speakers

When you use the speakers in your car, they do not sap the battery of power because the battery is hooked up to an alternator. This is a device that spins with the engine, using this motion to create power. That power then recharges the battery as you go. That is why you never have to stop and recharge your battery unless you leave the lights on and it drains the power since the engine is not running. 

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If you get wakeboard speakers for your boat, though, it is important to note that this is not how the speakers are going to work with most boats. The batteries and the engines are independent of one another. Even if you are cursing around the lake all day, the battery is going to be drained by the speakers. This does not mean that you should not use them, but you should charge your battery in preparation for a trip to the lake. 

However, it is very important to note that many new, inboard motors – and some modern outboard motors – do come with alternators. They recharge the batteries just like a car. It is mostly older outboard motors that do not utilize this technology. If you are not sure how your boat works, just take a few minutes to glance through the owner’s manual. You may find that an alternator has been installed on your boat, so you have nothing to worry about, no matter how often you use the speakers.

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Calaguas: Paradise Beach Camp South of Manila

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Only six hours away by bus from Manila, you can reach the town of Daet, Camarines Norte’s capital and considered to be the gateway of Bicol region. Just a few years back, Camarines Norte was not very popular, it was even a bit sleepy being away from the well-known tourist track. It was not until more and more backpackers and travelers opted for the off-beaten track that a paradise island off the coast of Camarines Norte was re-discovered.

Calaguas is a small island with creamy white sand that can compete with the more popular Boracay Island. This paradise island charmed many tourist and travels locally and internationally with its super fine white sand and lovely turquoise waters.  Continue reading

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Questions to Ask Yourself Before Leaving for Long Term Travel in Australia

Long term travel in any country is rewarding, but particularly in Australia. There is no country quite like it; with vast swathes of empty wasteland dominating most of the continent, the cities cling to the oceans like a lifeline. Only a few brave souls dare to live in the deserts of the middle of Australia, which means traversing that area is difficult. Besides that, there are several other considerations to think about before departing.

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Do you have enough money?

The Australian dollar holds a lot of power. Travelers from other countries will find it quite expensive to live there for any length of time, even on a budget. With that said, calculate your daily expenses, the cost of housing, and the cost of travel. Don’t forget to include VISA costs. Ensuring you have enough money to live and flourish within the country while you are there is essential; it would be a very bad thing indeed to run out of cash halfway through.

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Must Do in Rio: Paragliding

Brazil is considered as one of the hottest destinations for travelers in the recent years. The yearly carnival season falls on the last couple of weeks before lent and this major event had been drawing crowds from four corners of the world. The frenetic and vibrating rhythm of the salsa works like a potion that feeds wander-lusting soul who ever made it to Rio, Brazil’s largest city. This lively city is blessed with a long stretch of white beach and lush tropical forest easily accessible from the city center making it the perfect destination for a South American sojourn.

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