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Deepest pool in the world

A new pool in Italy holds a world record for the deepest swimming pool ever built and has depths equivalent to a 12-story building.

Y-40 Deep Joy pool is a terrifying 137-feet deep and 59-feet wide.  Housed on the grounds of Hotel Terme Millepini near Padua, Italy, it was designed by architect Emanuele Boaretto, who wanted “to build the best swimming pool in the world.”  In June, the Guinness World Records-certified it as the world’s deepest swimming pool for scuba diving.

Swimmers can scuba dive, free dive or join in on aqua fitness sessions.  It also has several intermediate depths ranging from 4-feet to 40-feet deep, before plummeting the whole 137 feet, and has underwater caves for cave diving beginners.

Too chicken to get wet?  There is also a transparent tunnel 16 ft. down where visitors can view the action down below.

Source:

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2014/09/25/into-blue-pool-has-depth-equivalent-to-12-story-building/

http://thedeepjoy.wix.com/the-deep-joy-eng

LOW COST AIRLINES, INFO AND HOW TO ENJOY A SMART TRIP!

Low cost airlines are booming the last decade. More and more travellers around the globe make the choice to travel even if some ‘sacrifices’ have to be done. The major issue that rises is why to pay an expensive ticket to a conventional airline if the actual cost of the trip is sometimes the half? People want to travel, technology gives that opportunity. Why not to employ it for our favour. Numbers in following figure prove the penetration of low cost airlines worldwide (economist.com).

Why cost airlines can provide cheaper flights? Check the next info graphic by flowingdata.com:

Travelling with a low cost airline, passenger and traveller needs to be aware of the rules and procedures. If not could be catastrophic due to the extra or last minute charges that low cost airlines have in place in order to keep business sustain.

  ‘Air Observer’s Blog’ provides 10 tips that you should have in mind if really want to enjoy a low cost flight:

Enjoy: free Chopin concerts laying in the park

Enjoy: free Chopin concerts laying in the park

Yes…it is for free and yes you can enjoy a concert laying at the ground or just sitting in the park. Where?

Every Sunday, Royal Łazienki Park in the heart of Warsaw, Poland, is getting crowded by dwellers and tourists waiting for famous and non famous piano artists to perform.

Next to Chopin statue and surrounded by trees, flowers and small animals it is a great escape from the weekly stress but also a life time experience for those visiting the city.

[Photo by inyourpocket.com]

Enjoy: Greek Souvlaki

Enjoy: Greek Souvlaki

Souvlaki is the best-known Greek food, a word that reminds Greece as much as the Acropolis. Anyone who has visited Greece I’m sure that he has tasted the famous Greek souvlaki at least once.

Souvlaki is a popular Greek fast food consisting of small pieces of meat and sometimes vegetables grilled on a skewer. It may be served on the skewer for eating out of hand, in a pita roll with garnishes and sauces, or on a dinner plate, often with fried potatoes.

WHAT IS SOUVLAKI:

Souvlaki is attested in Greece since antiquity, mentioned amongst others in the works of ancient Greek famous historians and Classical writers like Aristophanes, Xenophon etc. The skewered meat, kebab-like recipe, existed as a favourite in ancient Greece at Archaic times, as the earliest references are attested in Homer. However, excavations held in Akrotiri on the Greek island of Santorini unearthed stone sets of barbecue for skewers used before the 17th century BC.

The first souvlaki shops in Greece appeared in Livadia in 1951.Today souvlaki is available in souvlaki grill houses and restaurants in every Greek corner. You can order it as a takeaway and of course you’ll always find it sold at canteens at street markets, on the beach, at every festival.

In central Athens, everyone knows that Monasthraki square is the home for the best souvlaki.

Republished from fruitandcake.com

150 years of modern travel: from Thomas Cook up to today…

It has been around 150 years from the time that Thomas Cook introduced the modern way of travelling. Demands, destinations, offers, means of transportation, expectations are changing from time to time, but only one thing is always the same: the customer (traveller) is always right!

Go through this great info graphic made for hotelclub.com and get to know some funny and important tips to have in mind.

What may occurs in the travel industry within the next 150 years nobody can tell for sure but interpolating the facts in the current info graphic we can conclude that lot of changes are coming.

http://www.hotelclub.com/150-years-of-travel/