Local Islands in Maldives – Where the Common Man of a Paradise Island is Met and Loved

The turquoise beauty, singing forever in her thousand voices, to her lover lands, whose shores she forever caresses with her slender white tipped fingers, lies glistening in the noonday sun. With more than a thousand islands sunken in the satin smooth surface of the ocean, like emeralds in their green, green sheen, the sight to behold is truly as wonderful as only the Indian Ocean scattered with the Maldives Islands can be.

The Maldives Islands is the ultimate holiday destination for those who love the combination of sea, sand, sun and of course lots of fun. While its golden, pristine beaches and the blue, green waters attract more tourists than any other delights on offer in Maldives, experiences are broadening and time spent there, more ripening, if one only chooses to search deeper.

The Maldives islands total up to 1,192 islands, which include inhabited islands, uninhabited islands and disappeared islands. Only a few hundred islands are inhabited in Maldives, and on these little charming beauties, adventure happens, as real life takes its practical form and the culture of Maldives is fondly formed.

Excursions on these islands will expose one to the dedicated locals busily going about their day-to-day activities in brightly painted abodes while on the quiet fishing villages, they rest on the beach after a day of battling the waves, talking to friends, playing cards while listening to the happy tunes of the radio that float on the salty breeze.

Late afternoon sees most locals done for the day in their dance of life, as many dress their young and stroll on the beaches while the others visit family and friend to talk and laugh and enjoy the wonderful beauty of the balanced life, a secret well kept from the rest of the hustling world.

A slice of this wonderful culture can be captured by one who visits the local islands in Maldives, while grabbing a souvenir to cherish back home. If one is considering a visit to this great place, the Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas can be recommended which is one of the leading Maldives spa resorts. The luxury of Maldives Resorts, combined with the absolute bliss of indulgence in the many interesting experiences on offer on this land, will truly make your holiday a memorable one.

Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday. Google+

Sightseeing in Shenyang – explore the sights and sounds of Shenyang

A city that rings with history, charm, and scenic beauty, Shenyang is a premier destination for those looking to an intriguing alternative for a vacation. First, you will want to find a Shenyang serviced apartment that allows you the freedom and flexibility to move around the area with ease, whilst having a welcome “home away from home” to retreat to. The Somerset Heping Shenyang is one noteworthy option of a luxury and central serviced apartment Shenyang features for all its visitors.

Ensure you start off your sightseeing tours of the city with a visit to the majestic Shenyang Imperial Palace, which only rivals the Forbidden City in terms of grandeur and significance. Next up is the Zhaoling Tomb, imbued with the history of the ages. The Zhaoling Mausoleum is approximately 350 years old, and it is an exquisite blend of the specialized Han and Manchu architectural elements for a splendid finish. Nestled in the eastern part of the city is the Qipanshan Scenic Area, for all you nature lovers and ardent tree huggers. With a beautiful lake and pristine emerald greenery unfolding around you, the term “paradise on earth” never seemed so apt. The Botanical Gardens is sublime for an afternoon stroll as you soak up the exotic shades of more than 1,700 varieties of plants sourced locally and from around the world. The Meteorite Mountain Park features the wonders of the cosmos, with a 2,000,000 tone meteorite that is 4.5 billion years old. Whatever your pleasure, Shenyang delivers!

Muscat Bird Watching

Oman’s landscape is diverse and ranges from vibrant lush mountains, golden beaches, beautiful lagoons, startling deserts, and Eden-esque parks, which means that all these unique sites are populated with a wide variety of birds, making the sultanate a favourite amongst bird-watching enthusiasts. Book a luxury Muscat hotel from which to launch all your birding adventures. The Millennium Resort Mussanah presents a fine option of a luxury Oman Muscat hotel to include in your avian hobby. You will discover around 468 bird species that call Oman home, and the best possible time to host bird-watching excursions is during the months of October-March. In September and October, keep your eyes peeled for migratory birds as well as witnesses a few of the indigenous varieties in the Dhofar region. Bring a powerful set of binoculars and watch out for the Striated Heron, the Osprey, the Egyptian Vulture, the Yellow-Vented Bul-Bul, the Kentish plover, the Sooty Gull, and the Arabian Babbler, amongst other unique varieties. Some of the prime sites in which to catch sight of these winged beauties are the Al Ansab Lagoon, Al Qurm Park, Masirah Island, the wadis in the region, and Yiti. So arrange transport with your hotel, which can also help set you up with a local birder who can take you to sites unlisted on most guide books. An exciting avian adventure awaits you!


Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday.