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By Taylor Meyer

Winter is associated with images of snow-cover mountain slopes, stacks of logs, and cold weather. Thus, winter is thought to be long months indoor. However, winter is the perfect time for those who gear up for adventure or join local festivities. Here are best winter destinations 2012 recommended.

 

Ornithologists and adventure seekers are attracted by Namibian Coast for its diverse array of migratory and seabirds. Travelers can join a tour of Sandwich Harbour lagoon or take a fly-in safari to view shipwrecks and whale skeletons.


Ornithologists and adventure seekers are attracted by Namibian Coast for its diverse array of migratory and seabirds.

Ornithologists and adventure seekers are attracted by Namibian Coast for its diverse array of migratory and seabirds.

 

Tours to Antarctic Peninsula many include stops to view seal pups and penguin chicks on the Falkland Islands. Antarctic Peninsula is the coldest, windiest, and highest continent in the world. However, the austral summer season brings bearable temperatures and abundant wildlife to the Peninsula.


Tours to Antarctic Peninsula include stops to view seal pups and penguin chicks on the Falkland Islands.

Tours to Antarctic Peninsula include stops to view seal pups and penguin chicks on the Falkland Islands.

Lake Placid is famous for its skiing. It is best known as the two-time site of the Winter Olympics. In 2010, iIt was rated as one of the "6 Forgotten Vacation Spots" in North America by U.S. News & World Report.


Visitors have opportunity to zip down an icy bobsled run or sped skate on the Olympic Oval.

Visitors have opportunity to zip down an icy bobsled run or sped skate on the Olympic Oval.


Commonly referred to as the “Gateway to Latin America”, Miami is home to white-sand beaches, nonstop festivals and a white-hot restaurant and club scene. The city offers the outdoor Coconut Grove Arts Festival, January 18-20; the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival, February 23-26; and at the Miami International Film Festival, March 2-11.


Miami is home to white-sand beaches, nonstop festivals and a white-hot restaurant and club scene.

Miami is home to white-sand beaches, nonstop festivals and a white-hot restaurant and club scene.


In 2012, Fernie Alpine Resort celebrates 50 years of skiing. Through January 28-29, there are special events including the Kokanee Snowdreams Festival.

In 2012, Fernie Alpine Resort celebrates 50 years of skiing. Through January 28-29, there are special events including the Kokanee Snowdreams Festival.


The 3.7-mile Preda-Bergün course is the longest floodlit sled run in Europe. Families and hardcore sledgers will have fun to experience the classic sledge run in the Preda-Bergün.

The 3.7-mile Preda-Bergün course is the longest floodlit sled run in Europe. Families and hardcore sledgers will have fun to experience the classic sledge run in the Preda-Bergün.

 

Slovakia Winter Trip 2012

 

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By Taylor Meyer

Online travel website Cheapflights.com has released the list of ten best fishing destinations 2011 on the planet including Sutherland in Scotland, Phuket in Thailand, Cape Town in South Africa and so on.

Sutherland, Scotland


Fishing is a favorite recreation for local people and a brilliant way to enjoy for foreigners when it comes to Scotland. The best fishing port in Scotland is Kyle of Sutherland which is a river estuary separating Sutherland from Ross-shire. The outdoor sport is open just six days in the week but Sunday. The area is both famous for the majestic landscape, huge supply of salmon, and brown and sea trout.


Sutherland, Scotland

Sutherland, Scotland

 

Phuket, Thailand


Thailand's southern beach haven, Phuket, is the deep sea fishing ports which offers clear, blue waters and a huge range of tuna, swordfish, blue and black marlin, and other impressive sea creatures to bite

Thailand's southern beach haven, Phuket, is the deep sea fishing ports which offers clear, blue waters and a huge range of tuna, swordfish, blue and black marlin, and other impressive sea creatures to bite

 

Florida Keys, United States


Florida Keys is an ideal and most unforgettable spot for fishing thanks to South Florida's turquoise seas and abundance of wildlife including shark and barracuda

Florida Keys is an ideal and most unforgettable spot for fishing thanks to South Florida's turquoise seas and abundance of wildlife including shark and barracuda

 

Cape Town, South Africa


Cape Town, the Africa's southernmost city, offers the richest tuna grounds in the world, diverse ecosystem and the globe's toughest fighting fish where you can see albatross, killer whales and dolphins galore

Cape Town, the Africa's southernmost city, offers the richest tuna grounds in the world, diverse ecosystem and the globe's toughest fighting fish where you can see albatross, killer whales and dolphins galore

 

Sicily, Italy


Fishing in Sicily in Italy is a business but not entertainment. The exotics of Mediterranean Sea, villas, grottoes and blue tunny make fishing the area the most interesting tourism recreation

Fishing in Sicily in Italy is a business but not entertainment. The exotics of Mediterranean Sea, villas, grottoes and blue tunny make fishing the area the most interesting tourism recreation

 

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico


Cabo San Lucas is considered the “Marlin Capital of the Worlds” which offers Mexico's most abundant shoreline with over 3,000 species of marine life

Cabo San Lucas is considered the “Marlin Capital of the Worlds” which offers Mexico's most abundant shoreline with over 3,000 species of marine life

 

Montauk Point, New York, United States


Montauk Point is the glacial cliff on the east coast of Long Island which has tuna, striped bass and shark that swim the eastern shore of the United States

Montauk Point is the glacial cliff on the east coast of Long Island which has tuna, striped bass and shark that swim the eastern shore of the United States

 

Newfoundland, Canada


The coast of Newfoundland on Canada's east coast provides visitors with tastiest fish in the world from Arctic char to rainbow trout to cod

The coast of Newfoundland on Canada's east coast provides visitors with tastiest fish in the world from Arctic char to rainbow trout to cod

 

Puget Sound, Washington, United States


Puget Sound in Washington is perfect place for the stressed out workaholic which offers view of Mount Rainer and the Olympic Mountains

Puget Sound in Washington is perfect place for the stressed out workaholic which offers view of Mount Rainer and the Olympic Mountains

 

Victoria, Australia


Victoria in Australia is famous for being rough where you can hope to see sharks, great hammerheads, gummy, school and spurred dog sharks

Victoria in Australia is famous for being rough where you can hope to see sharks, great hammerheads, gummy, school and spurred dog sharks

 

Crazy fishing spot at Sutherland Reservoir, Nebraska

 

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By Taylor Meyer

If you have planned a special date of your own and decided to buy perfect engagement rings but do not know where to start, go to Hatton Garden and choose what you desire.


Hatton Garden, near Holborn in London, is known as London’s jewelry quarter and centre of the UK diamond trade. Approximately 300 of the businesses in Hatton Garden are in the jewelry industry. With more than 300 jewelry showrooms and workshops of from vintage stones to cutting-edge masterpieces, Hatton Garden has the largest cluster of jewelry retailers. Many of shops are run by designer-makers manufacturing their own collections. Not many people know that it is Arlington & Co that replicas of the famous engagement ring Prince Charles gave to Princess Diana. The company has been manufacturing and designing fine jewelry for clients all over the world.


Saturday is the busiest time in Hatton Garden. A surge of couples and unescorted men go from shop to shop.

Saturday is the busiest time in Hatton Garden. A surge of couples and unescorted men go from shop to shop


It is great to stroll through Hatton Garden, once described as the world’s most romantic street.

It is great to stroll through Hatton Garden, once described as the world’s most romantic street


Opened in 1995, Rennie & Co quickly established itself as Hatton Garden’s foremost jeweler.

Opened in 1995, Rennie & Co quickly established itself as Hatton Garden’s foremost jeweler


According to store representative of Nicholas James, there has been 60-70% growth of sales on sapphire engagement rings since Prince William presented Kate Middleton with Lady Di's conventional 18-carat blue sapphire ring.

According to store representative of Nicholas James, there has been 60-70% growth of sales on sapphire engagement rings since Prince William presented Kate Middleton with Lady Di's conventional 18-carat blue sapphire ring


The Bleeding Heart Tavern

The Bleeding Heart Tavern


Another ring shop in Hatton Garden

Another ring shop in Hatton Garden


Hatton Garden is also home to many media, publishing, and creative businesses. Off Hatton Garden, Ely Place is home to St Etheldreda's Church, England’s old Roman Catholic church.

Hatton Garden is also home to many media, publishing, and creative businesses. Off Hatton Garden, Ely Place is home to St Etheldreda's Church, England’s old Roman Catholic church

 

Hatton Garden - London's jewellery quarter and UK diamond centre

 

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By Taylor Meyer

Dubai, one of the seven countries in up the oil-rich United Arab Emirates, has drawn the world’s attention by such unbelievable architectures that you may have never seen before on Earth.

 

The Palm Islands

The Palm Islands were designed by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and built as the shape of palm trees. Three man-made islands include The Palm Jebel Ali, The Palm Deira and The Palm Jumeirah. The world’s largest artificial island is an international icon and tourism destination of Dubai.  Located on the coast of the emirate of Dubai, the archipelago is named as the “Eighth Wonder of the World


The Palm Islands

The Palm Islands

 

Burj Al Arab Hotel

Burj Al Arab, which is designed as the shape of the sail of a dhow, is marked the “the world's first seven-star hotel”.


Burj Al Arab Hotel

Burj Al Arab Hotel

 

The Louvre Abu Dhabi

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is designed by architect Jean Nouvel. The famous museum costs $108 million to build and is scheduled to open in 2012.


The Louvre Abu Dhabi

The Louvre Abu Dhabi

 

Helipad of the Burj Al Arab


Helipad of the Burj Al Arab situated on the Burj Al Arab Hotel is the world's highest tennis court.

Helipad of the Burj Al Arab situated on the Burj Al Arab Hotel is the world's highest tennis court.

 

Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club

Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club was voted as the Best Clubhouse Awards in the world. The 18-hole course offers perfect retreat and breathtaking view of the sea-water inlet The Creek.


Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club

Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club

 

Emirates Towers

The sister Emirates towers are symbol of Dubai City which consists of the Emirates Office Tower and Emirates Towers Hotel.


Emirates Towers

Emirates Towers

 

Burj Dubai


Reportedly, the Burj Dubai will soon become the tallest building in the world.

Reportedly, the Burj Dubai will soon become the tallest building in the world.

 

The World Project

The World Project is built in the shape of a world map. The chain of islands is currently under construction at 4 kilometers offshore from Dubai in Gulf waters with 300 islands. Construction is estimated to cost from $15 million to $45 million.


The World Project

The World Project

 

Dancing Towers

Dancing tower is another exceptional masterpiece in Dubai. The Dancing Towers consist of three interlinked towers designed by Zaha Hadid and will become center in the Business Bay Development.


Dancing Towers

Dancing Towers

 

Rotating Skyscraper

The latest Dubai wonder is 68-story combination hotel, apartment and office tower. Unbelievably, the towers can be rotated 360 degrees. Each storey is designed and shaped like a doughnut and attached in core housing elevators in the center.


Rotating Skyscraper

Rotating Skyscraper

 

Palm Island: Most Unbelievable Architecture in Dubai

 

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By Taylor Meyer

Mexican archaeologists have found that the tomb of an Aztec emperor lied beneath a recently excavated stone monolith showing a fearsome blood-drinking god. They also detected underground chambers, which were believed to contain the remains of Emperor Ahuizotl by using ground-penetrating radar. The discovery opened an extraordinary window into Aztec civilization and collected thousands of ancient items reflecting its life as well as outstanding incidents at that time. A series of photos such as the stone of earth goddess Tlaltecuhtli, the image of moon goddess Coyolxauhqui and various buried offerings will help readers partly know about the brilliant period of Aztec community.

 


Archaeologists used laser-driven pulses of light to produce a green 3-D image of this tomb and found out six offerings in an adjacent shaft

Archaeologists used laser-driven pulses of light to produce a green 3-D image of this tomb and found out six offerings in an adjacent shaft

 


A team of 30 technicians and two cranes in May took 15 hours to move the 12-ton stone of the earth goddess Tlaltecuhtli, which broken into four pieces and stood 500 feet high, from the excavation site to a new home in Mexico City\'s Templo Mayor Museum. The restoration process during two years and six months has traced original ocher, red, blue, white and black pigments of the andesite stone. But the monolith’s center still missed

A team of 30 technicians and two cranes in May spent 15 hours moving the 12-ton stone of the earth goddess Tlaltecuhtli, which was broken into four pieces and stood 500 feet high, from the excavation site to a new home in Mexico City\'s Templo Mayor Museum. The restoration process during two years and six months has traced original ocher, red, blue, white and black pigments of the andesite stone. But the monolith’s center still missed

 


The skeleton of one animal called Aristo-Canine wearing a seashell belt is on museum display

The skeleton of one animal called Aristo-Canine wearing a seashell belt is on museum display

 


Archaeologists, including Ángel González, have recovered thousands of artifacts, which help scholars decode Aztec view of the universe. The search for a royal tomb has moved to a new tunnel within the Templo Mayor excavation site in the heart of Mexico City

Archaeologists, including Ángel González, have recovered thousands of artifacts, which help scholars decode Aztec view of the universe. The search for a royal tomb has moved to a new tunnel within the Templo Mayor excavation site in the heart of Mexico City

 


Red, white and green lights illuminated the ruins of the Templo Mayor for visitors to see at night time visitors. Digs have revealed 13 phases of construction from 1375 to 1519

Red, white and green lights illuminated the ruins of the Templo Mayor for visitors to see at night time visitors. Digs have revealed 13 phases of construction from 1375 to 1519

 


The largest offering held shells, corals, a tiny pine mask, a sawfish bill, 8,500 animal bones, a jar of grain, a scepter and fire god sculptures

The largest offering contained shells, corals, a tiny pine mask, a sawfish bill, 8,500 animal bones, a jar of grain, a scepter and fire god sculptures

 


This tiny pine mask was discovered in offering 126

This tiny pine mask was discovered in offering 126

 


Archaeologists found offering box 125 inside the shaft beside the monolith. This gold ornament was among the treasures offered to the gods

Archaeologists found offering box 125 inside the shaft beside the monolith. This gold ornament was among the treasures offered to the gods

 


This greenstone necklace was found in offering 125

This greenstone necklace was found in offering 125

 


Flint and copal knives were also found inside offering box 125

Flint and copal knives were also found inside offering box 125

 


An image of the moon goddess Coyolxauhqui was at the foot of the Templo Mayor\'s steps. The stone, unearthed in 1978, recalled the legend of her murder by her brother, Aztec patron god Huitzilopochtli

An image of the moon goddess Coyolxauhqui was at the foot of the Templo Mayor\'s steps. The stone, unearthed in 1978, recalled the legend of her murder by her brother, Aztec patron god Huitzilopochtli

 


A stone image of fire god Xiuhtecuhtli (Turquoise Lord)

A stone image of fire god Xiuhtecuhtli (Turquoise Lord)

 

 

 

 

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By Taylor Meyer

Kiev, one of the most beautiful historical capitals of Eastern Europe, is the ancient center of Slavic culture and the mother of all old Russian cities. Kiev is located on the shores of the Dinpro River with a population of over 3 million people. It is also the beautiful city of valuable historical - cultural monuments and great events. People here are very friendly. The art and architecture of Kiev are considered as world treasures. Many famous artists, poets and writers praised the unique beauty of this city.

 

The Golden Gate


The Golden gate is a historic gateway in the ancient city walls of Kiev. During the 18th century, it was used as the main entrance gate to Kiev city. In 1982 the gate was completely reconstructed to its original look.

 


The Golden Gate

The Golden Gate

 

Saint Andrew Church

Saint Andrew Church, one of four Ukrainian architectural landmarks on the list of World Treasures by the UNESCO World Heritage Site, is on a hill overlooking a park and Dnipro river. In 752 the church was constructed to ancient Russian architecture and design.


Saint Andrew Church

Saint Andrew Church

 

Saint Sophia’s Cathedral


Saint Sophia’s Cathedral is UNESCO World Heritage Site with magnificent mosaic architecture. Visitors can climb to the Bell Tower for city-view over Kiev. The cathedral is one of Ukraine\'s national treasures.


Saint Sophia’s Cathedral

Saint Sophia’s Cathedral

 

Kiev Pechersk Lavra Monastery


Kiev Pechersk Lavra Monastery, also known as Kiev Monastery Caves since its construction in 1051, is UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can see the golden domed temples and old frescos preserved on the cave walls.

 


Kiev Pechersk Lavra Monastery

Kiev Pechersk Lavra Monastery

 

Museum of Historical Treasures


The museum exhibits one of the richest collections of historical jewellery dating hundreds of years like ancient gold and silver from the 14th century or Judaic ritual silver from the 18th century. Among the museum\'s treasures, it also exhibits the historical religious books engraved with pearls and sapphires and the whole burial of a Scythian queen with her child from Tolstaya Barrow.

 


Museum of Historical Treasures

Museum of Historical Treasures

 

Motherland Statue


The 108-meter-high and 530-ton-weight Motherland Statue has a shiny silver color. Inside the statue are lifts which take you to the top for views over Kiev and Dnipro river. The statue has two arms, one arm holding a 12-ton sword and the other holding a shield with a Russian symbol.

 


Motherland Statue

Motherland Statue

 

Vladimir Cathedral


Vladimir Cathedral, designed by masters from Venice, is one of the major landmarks of Kiev. It was completed in 1882 in honor of the grand prince of Kiev, Vladimir.

 


Vladimir Cathedral

Vladimir Cathedral

 

 

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By Taylor Meyer

Around the world, cities and towns have their own attractions to tourists including historical buildings, sightseeing sites, spectacular landscapes and so on. Among popular destinations, art museums appeal to visitors with paintings, sculpture and photographs. In addition to art exhibition, these museums are commonly used for performance art, music concerts or poetry readings. In terms of its appearance as well as structure, each art museum was constructed in a unique art design. In this article, you will have an opportunity to travel to the most impressive art museum all over the world. Some day, you can visit the following museums and admire their wonderful beauty.

 


MAXXI National Museum of the XXI Century Arts designed by Zaha Hadid is situated in the Flaminio neighborhood of Rome

MAXXI National Museum of the XXI Century Arts designed by Zaha Hadid is situated in the Flaminio neighborhood of Rome

 


Centre Pompidou in Paris was designed in the style of high-tech

Centre Pompidou in Paris was designed in the style of high-tech

 


Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto is home to the world\'s largest collection of fossils from the Burgess Shale with more than 150,000 specimens

Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto is home to the world\'s largest collection of fossils from the Burgess Shale with more than 150,000 specimens

 


Palace of Fine Arts is a popular attraction for tourists and locals in San Francisco

Palace of Fine Arts is a popular attraction for tourists and locals in San Francisco

 


City of Arts and Sciences is the most important modern tourist destination in Valencia, Spain

City of Arts and Sciences is the most important modern tourist destination in Valencia, Spain

 


Niterói Contemporary Art Museum created by Oscar Niemeyer is one of Rio de Janeiro’s main landmarks

Niterói Contemporary Art Museum created by Oscar Niemeyer is one of Rio de Janeiro’s main landmarks

 


Denver Art Museum in Denver has more than 68,000 works from all over the world

Denver Art Museum in Denver has more than 68,000 works from all over the world

 


Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Guggenheim Museum in New York is one of the 20th century\'s most important architectural landmarks

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Guggenheim Museum in New York is one of the 20th century\'s most important architectural landmarks

 


The Salvador Dalí Museum is located on the campus of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg in downtown St. Petersburg

The Salvador Dalí Museum is located on the campus of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg in downtown St. Petersburg

 

 

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By Taylor Meyer

A journey in Africa is never completed without visiting Kenya which is rich in cultures, natural heritages, and ecosystem.

 

Travelers can enjoy challenging experience by trekking tours in the mangrove forests and sleeping in the bush surrounded by African wildlife. Kenya has a major marine park and conservational area to preserve the endangered coastal eco-system. In Masai Mara, visitors will have chances to view the great migration of the wildebeests and zebras across the Mara River during July and October. Millions of animals take part in the annual animal migration. Especially, the African elephant in major national parks and reserves is sure to attract visitors. The “Big Five” animals of Africa including the lion, leopard, and buffalo can be also found in Kenya. Besides having wonderful eco-system, Kenya is rich in culture. The country has one of the most diverse assortment of popular music forms. Its Zanzibaran taarab music has increasingly become popular.

 


The Maasai is famous for their elaborate upper body adornment and jewelry.

The Maasai is famous for their elaborate upper body adornment and jewelry.

 


Kibera is the largest slum in Nairobi. Its conditions are extremely poor. There is short of basic services including electricity and running water.

Kibera is the largest slum in Nairobi. Its conditions are extremely poor. There is a shortage of basic services including electricity and running water.

 


Diani Beach lies on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya. This beautiful white-sanded beach merges with the small town of Ukunda which is famous for its coral reefs and black-and-white colobus monkeys.

Diani Beach lies on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya. This beautiful white-sanded beach merges with the small town of Ukunda which is famous for its coral reefs and black-and-white colobus monkeys.

 


A female gazelle runs through shallow water.

A female gazelle runs through shallow water.

 


Kenya receives a great deal of sunshine around the year. Visitors can easily catch the beautiful sunsets.

Kenya receives a great deal of sunshine around the year. Visitors can easily catch the beautiful sunsets.

 


Amboseli National Park spread across the Kenya-Tanzania border. This ecosystem is well-known for being the best place in Africa to get a close to wildlife species especially elephants.

Amboseli National Park spread across the Kenya-Tanzania border. This ecosystem is well-known for being the best place in Africa to get a close to wildlife species especially elephants.

 


Four cheetahs are relaxing on a mound.

Four cheetahs are relaxing on a mound.

 


Kenya has considerable land area of wildlife habitat. The “Big Five” animals can be found here, including the leopard, lion, buffalo, elephant, and rhinoceros.

Kenya has considerable land area of wildlife habitat. “Big Five” animals can be found here including the leopards, lions, buffalos, elephants, and rhinoceros.

 


Tourists on a safari in Kenya

Tourists on a safari in Kenya

 

 

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Mr. Sahara: A male beauty contest in Niger By Elizabeth Woods

As a small subgroup of the Fulani ethnic group, the Wodaabe traditionally known as the Bororo are scattered across the sub-Saharan Sahelian steppe in Niger, West Africa. Insulated from modern society, they have maintained their own ancient way of life for thousands of years. In spite of extremely severe living conditions, they still have optimistic spirit thanks to traditional and cultural activities. Visiting Niger and the Bororo, tourists can not forget their male beauty contest for the title of “Mr. Sahara”.


The unique tribal pageant is held annually to mark the end of the rainy season. On this occasion, men participate in charm, beauty, and dance competitions judged by young women. When the dusk has come, it’s time for the big competition to take place in Niger. All contestants are excited to prepare for their own costumes and accessories such as rings and necklaces. Their faces are carefully being made up by themselves. Meanwhile, others start the fire, line in a circle, sing and dance during the contest. The male beauty ideal of the Wodaabe focuses on tallness, whiteness of their teeth, and the brightness of their eyes. It is traditional that the winner is permitted to get married with one of the judges.


Men in the Wodaabe are given compact mirrors at birth

Men in the Wodaabe are given compact mirrors at birth


Men are eager to make up themselves with the hope of becoming “Mr. Sahara”

Men are eager to make up themselves with the hope of becoming “Mr. Sahara


When they were small, their mothers and sisters helped them clean their teeth and pulled their limbs to make them long and slim

When they were small, their mothers and sisters helped them clean their teeth and pulled their limbs to make them long and slim


Men are in line waiting for the pageant which is traditionally judged by young women

Men are in line waiting for the pageant which is traditionally judged by young women


The winner has right to marry one of the judges

The winner has right to marry one of the judges


Losers in the contest have several wives and the women in Niger have more than one husband

Losers in the contest have several wives and the women in Niger have more than one husband


The winner is chosen based on the whiteness of their teeth and brightness of their eyes

The winner is chosen based on the whiteness of their teeth and brightness of their eyes


The male beauty contest is a unique custom in the remote country Niger

The male beauty contest is a unique custom in the remote country Niger


The men of the sweltering desert nation of Niger

The men of the sweltering desert nation of Niger

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    Dave is in the boondocks waiting what could have happened if he did not wait for life to pass.

    Camping in the boondocks overseeing landscapes of clouds and tree tops he hope to be able to move on from his hill and discover other hills around and maybe someday travel to see the beach.

    He went to the boondocks searching for something, something that will make his life better. A dream that will make him a recognized achiever in their little village. Though he sees it from afar, he have no intention of resolving it. He likes his hut and hill and what may the nature fulfill upon him he will accept.

    But in the meantime he would like to share stories, pictures, and videos that affected him, and life in general.


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