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What are the 7 Modern Wonders of the World?

The classic wonders of the world would have been a sight to behold. Sadly, only the Great Pyramid of Giza remains standing today out of the original seven, so thinking about visiting them all in one go is a pointless endeavour.

Instead, there are the 7 Modern Wonders of the World to discover, and Bolsover Cruise Club are offering a limited 165 day cruise that takes in all seven wonders *drools*.  The cut-off date to apply is September 8th 2016, but before you do it’s worth knowing a bit about each one.

What are the 7 Modern Wonders of the World? | UK Lifestyle Blog

Machu Picchu

An old city in the clouds, Machu Picchu was lost to the world for over 300 years before it was rediscovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham. Located halfway up the Andes Plateau, deep in the Amazon jungle, it’s a real adventure just to reach the foot of this incredible place. It’s worth it though for the stunning views alone.  

Christ the Redeemer

Created by French sculptor Paul Landowski, this giant statue of Jesus Christ that overlooks the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro was completed and dedicated in 1931. It has since become one of South America’s most iconic images, and is a must-visit for anyone going to Brazil.

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza was an ancient Mayan city found within Mexico. It was home to one of the most diverse and largest populations of its time, which resulted in a varied architectural style, the ruins of many buildings and sculptures which remain today.

Taj Mahal

The world’s most glamorous mausoleum, the Taj Mahal was built between 1632 and 1653, on the bank of the Yamuna River in India. To this day it still attracts around eight million visitors a year.

Petra

Also known as the Lost City or the Rose City, Petra was the capital of the Nabataean Kingdom. Structures carved into the solid rock faces are incredible and what makes this ancient city on the edge of the desert so special.

Colosseum

Close to the centre of Rome, the Colosseum is one of the easiest to access of the 7 Modern Wonders, especially for British tourists. Over 2,000 years old, it doesn’t look too far removed from its original state.  

Great Wall of China

The myth of it being visible from space may not be true, but the Great Wall of China is still an astonishing fortification. Parts of it were built over 1,300 years ago and today it stretches to over 13,000 miles long, so you’ll need plenty of time to walk it.

Explore these 7 Modern Wonders of the World in more detail and start planning your journey to see them all today.

2018-06-04T00:49:20+00:00 August 31, 2016|Travel|

List of the Best Food Festivals. Warning: May cause drooling

As autumn nears and we have to make peace with the fact that summer is officially over it’s always nice to look back over the past few months and think about what we’ll miss most from the sunshine-filled months. One of the best things about hot weather is the fact that we can spend so much more time outside and one of my favourite ways to do this is at an event or festival.

Full of people enjoying themselves they’re always such fun and one of the best parts is the food! Festivals and events are often lined with truck after truck selling a vast array of cuisines and treats. So many different smells and sounds fill the air as chefs rustle up their specialities in their trucks, the whir of the diesel generator in the background.

The infographic below showcases some of the best festival foods and treats, now all we have to do is wait for the warm weather to roll around again and we can enjoy them once more!

List of the Best Food Festivals. Warning: May cause drooling | UK Lifestyle Blog

Have you had any great festival food this year? If so let me know what!

2018-01-08T03:33:46+00:00 August 30, 2016|Travel|

Alternative Activities to Compliment Your Surfing

One of the key reasons that people struggle to stay in shape is that they quickly become bored of performing the same routine day in and day out. This is understandable, which is why it is an excellent idea to mix things up from time to time and try a new activity. There are many terrific alternative activities which are not only a great way to stay in shape, but also fantastic fun. Here are a few physical sports to try out. 

Alternative Activities to Compliment Your Surfing | UK Lifestyle Blog

Ultimate Frisbee

Much more than simply throwing a Frisbee around with friends, Ultimate Frisbee is comparable to American Football in that points are scored by passing the disc to a teammate in the end zone. It is physically demanding, fast-paced and competitive – this makes it extremely fun and provides a full workout without you even realising. 

Martial Arts

Karate, Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Karate and Capoeira are just a few examples of martial arts which are superb for staying in shape. Additionally, martial arts can also give you an important life skill and help to boost your confidence. By taking classes, you can also socialise and make new friends.

Scooters

Scooters are proving to be increasingly popular and this is for good reason. They are much easier to master than similar extreme activities like skateboarding, plus it can also be tremendous fun to ride and will get you fit through cardiovascular exercise and using a variety of muscles.

Alternative Activities to Compliment Your Surfing | UK Lifestyle Blog

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They can be used on various terrains and this can also make them an excellent method of transportation. When you shop at specialists, such as Skatehut, you can get a wide range of colours and designs. 

Zumba

Zumba is a superb form of exercise as not only does it provide both a cardiovascular and muscle workout, but you can also brush up on your dancing skills. Zumba is a dance fitness program which combines dancing with aerobic movements, all to energetic music which often incorporates samba, salsa, mambo and hip-hop. Performed in classes, it is also a fantastic way to meet new people and have a laugh whilst exercising.

Fencing

An incredible sport which requires speed, agility, balance and grace; fencing will quickly get you in shape and it is also great fun. Using “Rapier-style” swords, two competitors fight and win points by making contact with their opponent. It is completely safe, physically challenging and also requires you to make lightning quick and accurate decisions.

Alternative Activities to Compliment Your Surfing | UK Lifestyle Blog

Any of these alternative activities can improve fitness and are much more exhilarating and fun than going to the gym. For anyone looking to mix up their workout regime or get into shape, consider taking up one of these activities.

2018-05-09T23:39:47+00:00 August 30, 2016|Surf|
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