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Archive for March, 2010

Get a Brazil Visa To Visit Jaú National Park

March 30th, 2010
To get to this week's featured UNESCO World Heritage Site, you  must travel into the beating heart of the Amazon. Jaú National Park  is part of the Central Amazon Conservation Complex, the largest stretch of protected forest in the Amazon Basin. The park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because it shelters a unique variety of flora and fauna,  both on land and in the rivers that wind through it. For example,  the tropical rainforest ecosystem is home to jaguars, sloths, armadillos and uncountable numbers of birds.  In the rivers, you'll find manatee, pink river dolphin, black caiman alligators, and the "living fossil" giant arapaima fish. Watch out, though- Jaú National Park is also home to the widest variety of electric fish in world. Currently, you need permissio


Vietnam Visa Requirements to Visit Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park

March 28th, 2010
This week's featured UNESCO World Heritage Site is  in Vietnam, 500 kilometers south of Hanoi. Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park is located on the site of one of the world's largest karst systems. Karst is a type of terrain that is distinguished by limestone rock formations and caves. Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park  contains 65-70 kilometers worth of caves and underwater rivers. Of the 300 caves and grottoes located in the park, only 20 have been studied and mapped.  The most spectacular of these caves is Phong Nha Cave, which is 7729 meters long.  Although tourists are only allowed to see the first 1,500 meters of the cave,  it is a popular destination due to its numerous grottoes and 13,969 meter-long underground river. Phong Na cave is also filled with fascinating rock f


Indian Visa Requirements For Tourists

March 27th, 2010
Tourism is an important and growing industry in India. From across the globe, visitors come to witness spectacular landscapes, ancient temples and historical monuments, wildlife, beaches and much more. According to Wikipedia, 5 million foreign tourists travel to India each year. The amount of money that tourism pumps into the Indian economy is expected to grow 9.4% each year between now and 2018, leading the World Travel and Tourism Council to call India a "tourism hotspot." American citizens visiting India for tourism are required to carry both a valid passport and an Indian tourist visa.  You need to apply ahead of time for the visa, as you won't be allowed to travel or enter India without it.  Here are the documents you'll need when you apply: Your US passport 2 recent passp


Ethiopian Visa Requirements for Tourists

March 26th, 2010
Ethiopia offers a variety of advantages to tourists, including a friendly, welcoming culture, a fascinating history and a host of unforgettable destinations.  Oh, and did I mention that they have some of the best coffee in the world? Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee, and the country's cafe culture rivals that of Europe. If you are going sight-seeing in Ethiopia  consider hiring a driver to take you around the countryside. According to, this is the best way to experience the beauty of the landscape and the warmth of the local people. Enjoy your trip, but make sure that you have all of the appropriate documents in hand before you leave.  American citizens traveling to Ethiopia need more than just passports.  You will also need an Ethiopian visa, even if you are just goi


Benin Visa Requirements For Tourists

March 24th, 2010
Benin is a country in Western Africa.  Although the crime rate can be high in some areas,  according to the Lonely Planet it is one of the best countries in the region to travel in. Benin has a rich (but dark) history that makes for some interesting site-seeing opportunities. It was one of the centers of the slave trade in Africa, and today you can trace the path that took millions of Africans away from Africa and into lives of bondage. There is a memorial set up at the Point of No Return. You can also see the throne of Ghézo, an important king of the Dahomey empire. The throne is mounted on real  human skulls.  This is the original home of the Voodoo religion, and many of the people who live there still practice it,  so you can also shop "fetish markets" for preserved animal h