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Magic Kingdom Location: Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA Visitors in 2015: 20,492,000 Slogan: The Most Magical Place on Earth Magic Kingdom, one of the most visited theme park of the world, opened in October 1971. It is the first theme park to be built in the Walt Disney World Resort complex. The central Cinderella Castle that represents the theme park is also part of the park’s logo. Classic attractions of the [...]

With Sleeping Beauty in Disneyland (Anaheim, California, US) According to Disney, some 100 million selfies are taken each day in all of its theme parks and resorts across the world. Fairy tale characters may have been our earliest friends, but Disney certainly gave them the identity and faces we now recognize. When in Disneyland, do not forget to take a selfie with Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, Princess Jasmine or any of your favorite Disney [...]

Mumbai Oceanfront, India Mumbai, one of India’s major cities, and perhaps the most hip and happening city, too, is teeming with a young population hooked to Social Media. And yet, taking a selfie has been banned in many places across the city. Following a series of fatal accidents, the city has set up some 16 “no-selfie”zones. The city’s oceanfront, the Marine Drive and Chowpatty beach are two important places where police patrols enforce the selfie [...]

1. Vatnajökull, Iceland Location of: North of The Wall Vatnajökull, often called the Vatna Glacier, is one of the largest glaciers in Europe, and also covers over 8 percent of Iceland. Part of the Vatnajökull National Park, this glacier is both a natural wonder and a beauty to behold. There are several volcanoes underlying the ice cap and the Guinness World Records states that Vatnajökull is the “object of the world’s longest sight line”. Most [...]

Operation Entebbe (1976) Operation Entebbe (military codename Operation Thunderbolt) is often hailed as one of the most daring rescue missions in history. On June 27, 1976, Air France Flight 139 left Tel Aviv in Israel and after a stop over at Athens in Greece departed for Paris, the French capital. There were 248 passengers and 12 crew members on board when the plane was hijacked by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of [...]

10. Evergreen Plantation, Louisiana Evergreen is a plantation located in Wallace, Louisiana. The plantation house, one of the best preserved in the US, was built in 1790 and received a Greek Revival style renovation in 1832. The main plantation house, the 22 slave quarters, and all the other out buildings are well-preserved and the main house now offers tours for visitors. Evergreen was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1992. The house and the slave [...]

    Christ the Redeemer Christ the Redeemer is the global icon for not just Rio de Janeiro but even for Brazil. This 98 feet tall statue (apart from the 26 feet tall pedestal) is one of the most prominent symbols of Christianity in the world and is also listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Designed by Heitor da Silva Costa and sculpted by Paul Landowski, this gigantic statue of [...]

The White House City: Washington, D.C. The White House, the official residence of the President of the United States, has been home to every US president since 1800. Constructed between 1792 and 1800, this mansion is one of the most iconic American landmarks. The structure was destroyed in 1814 (in the course of the War of 1812) and hence rebuilt and painted white giving it its name. The White House is often used as a [...]

Europe is home to some of the most interesting UNESCO world heritage sites in the world. From the Scandinavian Europe down to Mediterranean countries, the continent throws surprises to the travelers by virtue of its age-old architecture and natural landforms that have also impressed UNESCO. Here’s a list of World Heritage Sites in Europe that you might or might not know about: Monastery of Geghard Country: Armenia Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley [...]

Pollock’s Path, Hong Kong Pollock’s Path on the Peak in Hong Kong is the world’s most expensive neighborhood. The average price of realty here is USD 120,000 per square meter. Breathtaking views of the Victoria Harbor and plush ultra-luxurious apartments make this one of the most sought after residential locales. Originally home to the colonial British bureaucrats, Pollock’s Peak is now full of top businessmen and industrialists from Hong Kong. Actor director Stephen Chow and [...]

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