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Best Destinations to Explore in Winter

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Winter vacations are the best time to explore destinations. This is found a survey that people like to spend holidays in the winter vacations the most. Because the weather remains more friendly as compared to other weathers. Moreover, there are two basic factors which tourists consider in selecting their destinations. First is the place should have some fascinating attractions. Secondly, the place should have a unique package of travel policies.  In the winter season the most prominent issue  that swirls on the traveler’s mind is  the place should have plenty of snow fall for sightseeing and adventure activities like skiing and others because these are the emotions which might the travel will be feeling first time so he wants to  make it remarkable. Here are some destinations which can be the most suitable for the winter season and offer several attractions.

  • Sydney in Australia                                                                                                               

Australia every year to drags  the attention of travelers for its unique architecture and flora and fauna. The weather remains very mild with pleasant climate. As this is favorite of many, you might find some crowd but if you ample knowledge of the right places you can enjoy there a lot. Sydney offers a great fun to the travelers of every age group. Kids can enjoy there at Taronga zoo with numerous rare species of animals and birds. Youngsters can enjoy the glamorous nightlife of parties in Sydney. Adventure freak can have fun at  the  Bondi beaches. opera house, Luna park are other leading attractions of Sydney.

  • Muscat

Muscat is favorite of many because of its marvelous architecture. November to March is the best time for spending at the place.  Winter remains pleasantly warm and travelers can enjoy sightseeing with great ease. The Royal Opera House and the Sultan Qaboos represent the aesthetic ancient architecture. Public beaches are very good place to visit there you can enjoy the regional food with good quality at stalls. But the trip remains incomplete if you don’t go for shopping at Muttrah Saak. That is a traditional bazaar of the country. You can purchase their handmade spices, perfumes and jewelry.  The beautiful landscapes and rich culture attract many travelers every year during the winter season.

  • Bali in Indonesia

Bali in Indonesia has become an international destination from the last decade. In 2010 BBC declared this as one of the best beaches. The places which must visit are Sanur, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Nusa Dua and Pecatu.

  • Rio de Janeiro in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro  in Brazil is one of the perfect places if the traveler is selecting the place on the basis of climate. The climate remains moderate during the whole year but the festival season starts from December to March.

The above mentioned are the destination spots which a traveler can choose on the basis of weather. In some nations the climate in the winter season becomes unbearable. So they plan to spend the vacations at comfortable place. These spots have several attractions to offer.

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The Unique Natural Wonders of New Caledonia

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Tourism is the largest industry in the Pacific paradise that is New Caledonia, a French colony offering the best of both Melanesian and French cultures in its own unique islander fusion. The other trend increasing on the islands is the ever rising interest in local real estate on the part of those that can afford to live here on a more permanent basis. Here are a few natural reasons why they would want do just that…

Gecko Paradise

New Caledonia boasts the world’s largest bio-diversity per square kilometre. Much like in Australia, flora and fauna have developed here in virtual isolation, resulting in many species endemic to this remote corner of the world. For example, New Caledonia has 10 times more reptile species than Australia! They have overtaken the islands, as they thrive in tropical heat and do not require a large territory for survival. So if you’re keen, you’ll be able to count 27 species of skinks and 21 species of geckos while here! The largest gecko specimen, nocturnal Leaches Giant Gecko, can get to 40cm in length, and I suspect, has developed the fat gene! It’s a little tough to spot due to fantastic camouflage abilities, however if you’re lucky to catch one moving, you’ll be able to tell it’s there due to the vibrant yellow-coloured soles of its feet.

Birdlife

There are plenty of birds to spot on the islands but a few particularly stand out. The cute lime-green Uvea Parakeet lives only on Uvea Island. They are on the brink of extinction however, due to loss of natural habitat. The Cagou is New Caledonia’s national bird and again, a truly unique one at that. Although related to cranes, it bears some similarities to NZ’s kiwi, also facing endangered status due to its flightless nature, barking noises, one egg per year habit and nesting-on-the-ground preferences. However, it makes up for a totally impractical nature with looks and dancing abilities, boasting a lovely long crest which gets put to good use during complex courtship rituals. So consider traveling to New Caledonia to see this while you still can.

The Nautilus

The Nautilus is truly a remnant of the dinosaur era, and has been around for about 100,000,000 years! Nautilus Macromphalus, is endemic to New Caledonia (of course), and is the only cephalopod with an external shell, up to 30cm in length. This fascinating and mysterious creature has its own propulsion system, as some of the sections of its shell are filled with gas and others with water or air to adjust buoyancy. The Noumea Aquarium managed to breed some, although scientists know zip about the nautilus reproductive system to this day! Cala, Stuckie and Nemo are doing well and can still be admired at the Aquarium.

Marine Life

The only land mammals you’ll be able to spot in New Caledonia are fruit bats and rodents, plus deer which were introduced by the French. However it is the amazing underwater world that attracts most visitors here. Although a snorkeller’s paradise, New Caledonia is also home to some dangerous creatures like the poisonous sea snake Tricot Rayé, characterised by beige and black stripes, and a bite that can kill you in 5 minutes. The Kanaks, indigenous people from the islands, have a good saying about them: “Leave them alone and they’ll do the same.”

If you are into sea slugs, you’ll love spotting the many colourfully spectacular species while snorkelling and scuba-diving. There are of course plenty of coral reef visitors to check out as well, including gorgeous tropical fish, dolphins, dugongs sharks and whales…

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Patricia Bieszk is a freelance writer who loves to travel around the world to admire creatures great and small.

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