world best travel places: February 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The highest restaurant in the world

 The most "high" restaurant in the world. Restaurant Atmosphere "is located on 122 floor of the tallest tower in the world" Burj Dubai. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

America's Most Miserable Cities 2011

Arnold Schwarzenegger was sworn in as the governor of California at the end of 2003 amid a wave of optimism that his independent thinking and fresh ideas would revive a state stumbling after the recall of Gov. Gray Davis.
The good vibes are a distant memory: The Governator exited office last month with the state facing a crippling checklist of problems including massive budget deficits, high unemployment, plunging home prices, rampant crime and sky-high taxes. Schwarzenegger's approval ratings hit 22% last year, a record low for any sitting California governor.
California's troubles helped it land eight of the 20 spots on our annual list of America's Most Miserable Cities, with Stockton ranking first for the second time in three years.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Antarctica in Color, 1915

These are Frank Hurley’s famous early colour photographs of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated ‘Endurance’ voyage, as part of the British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917. Hurley was the official photographer on the expedition.

Early in 1915, their ship ‘Endurance’ became inexorably trapped in the Antarctic ice. Hurley managed to salvage the photographic plates by diving into mushy ice-water inside the sinking ship in October 1915. - State Library of New South Wales.

World’s Largest Toy Museum in Malaysia

Toy may be children best friend, but when you talk about large museums that are filled with hundreds of thousands of toys - it is no more a child’s play.

Reputed as the largest of its kind in the world, the Museum house over 100,000 toys, dolls and others fun collectibles. It has also entered Malaysia Book of Records as the first toy museum in the country and with the largest toy and figurine collection.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Most dangerous U.S. cities

Press recently analyzed FBI statistics to rank the most dangerous cities in the nation. Based on violent crime findings, the study exposed cities big and small, notorious and not. Find more about the study, including the methodology.

10 Most Beautiful Waterfalls

Few things in nature are as mesmerizing as a waterfall—the thunderous roar as water spills over cliffs, the light glistening off the spray, the sheer force of it all. We found the 10 most enticing cascades on the planet. Some are obvious choices , but they all share an important quality: One look, and you're bound to be transfixed for hours.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Beautiful bridges in the world

Though these bridges are made by man they not only provide access to various places but also add some beauty to this earth...


Akashi-Kaikyō Bridge (Kobe, Japan) 

Bixby Creek Bridge (Big Sur, California, USA) 

Bosphorus Bridge (Istanbul, Turkey) 

The Bridge of Aspiration (Covent Garden, London, UK) 

Bridge of Sighs (Venice, Italy) 

Brooklyn Bridge (Brooklyn, New York, USA) 

Chengyang Bridge (Sanjiang of Guangxi Province, China) 

Chesapeake Bay Bridge (Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, USA) 

The Iron Bridge (Coalbrookdale, UK) 

Confederation Bridge (New Brunswick, Canada) 

Coronado Bridge (San Diego, California, USA) 

Donghai Bridge (Shanghai, China) 

Erasmus Bridge (Rotterdam, Netherlands) 

Fehmarn Belt Bridge (Hamburg, Germany to Copenhagen, Denmark) 

Forth Railway Bridge (Fife, Scotland) 

Golden Gate Bridge (San Franciso, California, USA) 

The Half-Bridge of Hope (Russia) 

Hangzhou Bay Bridge (Hangzhou Bay, China) 

Humber Bridge (Kingston upon Hull, England) 

Hussaini Bridge (Passu, Pakistan) 

Jadukata Bridge (Ranikor, India) 

Kawazu (Kawazu-cho, Japan) 

Khaju Bridge (Isfahan, Iran) 

Kintaikyo Bridge (Iwakuni City, Japan)