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After Malaysia Airlines accident, need for GPS connectivity grows

by amit.uniyal 31. March 2014 07:26

The sudden disappearance of Malaysia Airlines aircraft from the radar and announcement of a fatal accident by country’s prime minister has rattled the aviation industry worldwide. A clamor for strict safety measures is growing ever since. The echo is now loud and clear. Bradley Tilden, CEO of Alaska Airlines, while speaking to mediapersons recently said that the use of GPS technology for all aircrafts is the need of the hour.

Media reports quoted Tilden as saying that the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 demonstrates that all the airlines across the world need to equip their aircrafts with GPS connectivity. He said that this is the paramount need of the hour.

According to Tilden, the airlines basically know only of the airspace but are little or ill equipped when it comes to surveillance of their aircrafts while they are flying. He said that the technology for surveillance is already in place and the only question remains as to when the airlines move to this ‘next generation’ air traffic control. He said that there are many airlines, including Alaska Airlines, which are equipped or ready to be equipped with the technology. In fact, all the airlines in the world need to equip their aircrafts with this new technology.

Tilden said that not much is known about what actually happen to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 ever since its disappearance on March 8. This also raises a pertinent question whether the GPS connectivity would have proved to be of great help to the officials to locate the missing aircraft.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration mandates that all the domestic carriers should make compulsory use of global positioning systems. However, the use of GPS is not mandatory for aircrafts globally at present.

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Dubai Desert Safari - A fascinating glimpse into Bedouin life

by amit.uniyal 28. March 2014 09:31

The very idea of a safari conjures image of romanticism – of travel into mountains and jungles.  But, visiting a desert has its own thrills. This vast barren area of sand and sand dunes will mesmerize you endlessly. Just head for a desert safari to Dubai, and you are destined for an experience of a lifetime.

Before going on a desert safari, it would be good to seek a little knowledge about the desert and its topography. It will enhance your knowledge and make your safari quite enjoyable. Most of the people don’t really know much about the desert. The only brief knowledge that one has through geography books is that desert is a vast sea of barren land, with high temperatures and almost zero humidity. But, there is much more than this. The life in the desert and the scenery has some peculiar characteristics. The desert is widely known to support bare human existence and other life forms. Its topography is mostly comprises of rocky surfaces, sand and sand dunes. The vegetation here is sparse. Though, at some places oasis are found as well. The lifestyle of desert people is hard, but nevertheless provides a fascinating insight and develops keen interest in others, who have never seen a desert or just might be visiting for the first time.

If you are heading for a desert safari, Dubai is the place to visit. In earlier times, the people enjoyed safaris on camels. But times have drastically changed now. These days, the safari is conducted in a modern way with the advent of technology and machine on the scene. The desert safari in Dubai is conducted on a four-wheeled sturdy vehicle. The Toyota land cruiser is commonly used here for the safari. The vehicle is spacious and ensures that you don’t have to confront the desert heat with good air conditioning.  

There are many tour operators in Dubai who conduct a desert safari. You will be required to contact a tour operator and book a safari. The desert safari is usually conducted in a group of 6 and all are supposed to be traveling together. After you have booked your safari, the tour operator will pick you up from your place of residence early in the morning. All the six passengers gather at a point from where the fleet sets off for the desert journey. Vehicles are barred from going out alone as this might prove to be hazardous and may cost the person’s life.

The desert safari is quite a thrilling experience. The safari drives in to the desert going past through various sand dunes and finally converging on a camel farm. The visitors are then offered a short camel ride. They also get a glimpse into desert life and learn first-hand the way in which camels are bred. After a brief stay here, the visitors on the safari and brought to a Bedouin camp. It’s a wonderful experience out here. Here you are offered insight into the Bedouin life and how the nomads used to live in ancient times in the desert. The Bedouin camp is in fact located near an oasis, where you will be mesmerized with its romantic environs and cool waters. The visitors are treated to sumptuous barbecue dinner and entertained with belly dance by Lebanese girls. The duration of a desert safari usually varies from 5 to 6 hours. The Dubai desert safari is an enthralling experience indeed!

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A visit to world’s largest underwater sculpture museum in Cancun

by amit.uniyal 27. March 2014 10:11

There are many museums in the world devoted to all types of subjects, but some of them are quite unique and intriguing. One such museum is Cancun Underwater Museum. It is the biggest underwater sculpture museum built so far in the world. To explore this museum you need to wear snorkel gear and dive under the ocean.

The work on this unique underwater sculpture museum started with the initiative of Aquaworld. The primary aim of this museum was to protect marine environment and help varieties of marine life flourish in the sea.

The underwater museum took shape after keen interest shown by Dr. Jaime Gonzalez Cano. He is the Director of National Park Costa Occidental Isla Mujeres, Punta Nizuc and Punta Cancun. The idea to establish the museum came after Dr. Cano browsed the cyberspace for themes and finally saw the study of a British underwater artist Jason DeCaires Taylor. President of the Nautical Association, Roberto Diaz, who is also a sculptor and ceramic artist, also joined Dr. Cano and Taylor, to begin work on this project in Cancun.

The underwater museum project started in November 2009 and 100 sculptures were placed in the first phase in Cancún National Marine Park’s shallow waters.  

British sculptor and ceramic artist Jason DeCaires Taylor came to Cancun especially for the project and put in 2 years of dedicated effort to finally create 403 full-size sculptures. Neutral clay was used to make these concrete sculptures, which were placed on ocean beds with the specific aim of promoting marine life and help coral reef to flourish.

The ‘Garden of Hope’, ‘Man on Fire’, and ‘Dream Collector’ were the first to be submerged in the museum. All these three figures depicted their own messages. Finally, a total of 400 sculptures were submersed in October 2010, and thus created the ‘Silent Evolution’. The life sized sculptures were based on people, local children from Cancun, a British newsman and a mother-to-be.

The Cancun Underwater Museum presently comprises of several ‘rooms’. Room One, which is situated on Manchones reef, is home to some prominent sculptures such as ‘The Silent Evolution’, ‘Archive of Lost Dreams’, ‘Man on Fire’, and ‘The Anthropocene’. The location of Room Two is on Punta Nizuc. Here various sculptures like ‘Accountability’, ‘The Gardner of Hope’, ‘La Musa del Oceano’, ‘Void’, ‘Inheritance’, and ‘Inertia’ are found.

The museum is also attracting a large number of local artists who are also making significant contributions here. The Cancun Underwater Museum has succeeded in creating a global curosity and attracting scores of tourists to Cancun. The museum has also been prominently featured by Discovery Channel in its popular program ‘Megastructures’. Even a renowned publication like National Geographic has also published about the museum.

The visitors desirous of visiting the Cancun Underwater Museum are offered dive trips regularly by Aquaworld. This is being provided to both beginner as well as certified divers. Additionally, snorkeling expeditions are also offered for visiting the Punta Nizuc sculptures.

The Cancun Underwater Museum has started fulfilling its objectives and purpose for it was essentially established. The Angel Fish has started to return to the area it had previously left for unknown reasons. The return of this species of fish is fascinating indeed. The underwater museum surely makes an interesting visit.

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Red Fort – Renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site in Delhi

by amit.uniyal 26. March 2014 09:01

Delhi, the capital city of India, is presently home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Red Fort, Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb. The moot question being asked now is whether the city of Delhi itself should be accorded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO or not. This dream is on verge of being fulfilled in future as a list of Delhi’s imperial capital cities has already been presented to the World Heritage Center for being in the world heritage list. The submission of dossier was made in January 2014. The evaluation process would take around two years, and only after being critically examined Delhi will be accorded the status of world heritage site by the World Heritage Committee.
 
Red Fort is a prominent UNESCO World Heritage Site in Delhi. Before planning your visit to Delhi, here’s all that you would like to know about this place. Red Fort is the first stop on the sightseeing itinerary on every foreign tourist visiting Delhi. This largest monument in Delhi and India’s oldest has been a prime attraction since decades and attracting tourists in a big way year after year. The Red Fort was accorded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2007.

The glorious Red Fort has been a witness to the rise and fall of Mughal empires in India. This massive monument aptly chronicles the tales and intrigues of the Mughal era. The Red Fort was constructed during Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s reign. The fort, which essentially formed the nucleus of walled city of Old Delhi, was occupied by Bahadur Shah Zafar, India’s last Mughal Emperor.    The Red Fort, however, fell into the hands of British colonial rulers during 1857 uprising against them and Bahadur Shah Zafar was finally captured and imprisoned.

Shah Jahan, the 5th Mughal Emperor of India, got the Red Fort constructed during 17th century when the foundation of Shahjahanabad, the 7th city of Delhi, was laid after the capital was transferred from Agra to Delhi. The Red Fort was also called ‘Lal Qila’ or ‘Qila-e-Mubarak’, and served royal family members as their residence. The huge fort took nine years to build, and interestingly the construction started as well as completed in the same month and same day. The construction of the fort began on 16th April 1639 and completed on 16th April 1648. It is popularly called Red Fort because the red sandstone was extensively used to build it. The Red Fort was built adjoining the fort of Salimgarh, which was constructed in 1546 by Islam Shah Suri. The Salimgarh fort is now a part of Red Fort complex.

The Red Fort is home to many attractions such as Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, Moti Masjid and Hayat Baksh Bagh. The public meetings were held by the Mughal emperors at Diwan-i-Aam or ‘Hall of Public Audience’. The Diwan-i-Khas or ‘Hall of Private Audience’ was used for holding meetings with aristocracies, dignitaries and court members. The Peacock Throne adorned the marble dice here, which was ultimately stolen by the Persian invader Nadir Shah.

The Red Fort is presently a prominent landmark in India from whose ramparts the National Flag is unfurled by the Prime Minister of the country every year. This must-see destination shouldn’t be missed out in any case while on your visit to India.

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Cabo San Lucas Dolphin Tours – A unique experience

by amit.uniyal 25. March 2014 09:31

Have you ever dreamt of swimming with dolphins? If not, then here’s your chance to get a unique and fascinating experience by going on Dolphin tours in Mexican resort destination of Cabo San Lucas. Make your dreams turn into reality by visiting ‘Cabo Dolphins’, which is among the exclusive and renowned dolphin centers in the world. The dolphin tours always remain a top priority for every tourist visiting this famous city in Mexico.

Whether you love swimming or a non-swimmer, the dolphin tours provide you opportunity to get really up close with numerous Pacific Bottlenose dolphins at the dolphin center. You need not worry or fear as all this is done with utmost care, relative safety and comfort with state-of-the-art facilities at your command.

In Cabo San Lucas, you will find Pacific Bottlenose dolphins, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins and other various kinds in abundance in the waters off the coast. The dolphin encounter program here enthralls dolphin lovers of all kinds, including first-timers. The exhilarating encounters with the friendly dolphins are once in a lifetime experience.

The visitors can look forward to many kinds of adventurous, interactive as well as educational experience at the dolphin center. The programs offered at Cabo Dolphins include Dolphin Kids Tour, Dolphin Encounters Tour and Dolphin Swim. These programs provide opportunity to the visitors to know deeply and enhance their knowledge about these amazing creatures.

The visitors at the dolphin center are first given an educational presentation. This is provided on a submerged platform in knee-deep water in s specially created educational pool. This introductory program educates about the environment and physiology of Pacific Bottlenose dolphin. It is beneficial for visitors as it helps in preparing them with the encounters that they are about to get with the dolphins through kisses, hugs and physical touch.

Getting personal with the dolphins here is an amazing experience. Even the dolphins enjoy such interaction with human beings enormously and bemuse the visitors by demonstrating their peculiar characteristic in getting along too well with human beings. This also shows the curiosity dolphins have in knowing about humans just in the same way as we are crazy to know about these marine creatures.
 
Here’s a brief outlook on the various programs offered at Cabo Dolphins center. The Dolphin Kids Tour is conducted for children aged 4 to 9. This informative program is a great learning experience for the children, while offering fun experience to play with the dolphins. This is a 30 minute program and includes dolphin toy anatomy introduction, dolphin kisses, dolphin fin shakes, belly ride, and close-up poolside interaction.

The Dolphin Swim program is exciting of them all. The program is of 50 minutes. The visitors get full 40 minutes to enjoy with the playful dolphins in the water, while 10 minutes of the program is to educate them about these marine mammals.

The Cabo Dolphins center in Cabo San Lucas indeed offers a thrilling experience and helps visitors get acquainted with these wonderful creatures. It’s a must-visit destination for all dolphin lovers.

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Buenos Aires gears to dance to the tunes of World Tango Festival

by amit.uniyal 24. March 2014 10:28

Buenos Aires the capital city of Argentina is one of the main gateways into the popular South American country. The city also serves, as the country’s largest and is a popular tourist resort here. Credited with the birth of Tango, a world popular dance form, Argentina is gearing to groove to the tunes of Tango, on dance floors across various venues this season. Buenos Aires is soon to play a gracious host to an exhilarating crowd in love with the dance ready to put on their dancing shoes here. The month of August is special this year for the city, as it will light up to the spectacular Tango dancing for a good two weeks. No matter whether one loves Tango or not, people are willing to come out in large numbers in support of their beloved dance.

Sneak peek into the brief history of the passionate Tango
Tango literally means touch in Latin. A passionate dance form, which was born on the borders of Argentina and Uruguay in the 1890s is today one of the most admired across the world. Previously Tango was known as Tango Criollo however, today one can come across a variety of styles of the same dance form throughout the world. Irrespectively, the closet to original form is still practiced in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. In the year 2009, Tango was included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

World Tango Festival 2014
The sensual and passionate dance form is loved by dancers the world over. Since this dance shares its roots with Argentina, the country has decided to pay homage to its age-old legacy. As such, the World Tango Festival is all set to enthrall the capital city this year. A 14-days long extravaganza will set the dancing floors on fire with the enchanting performances from dancers flocking to the city from different parts of the globe. This exciting event is scheduled between August 13, 2014 and August 26, 2014. The news of the return of this festival to the city has already spread a wave of joy and people can hardly contain their excitement. Tango is not just a dance form, but for the people here it is a method of connecting to each other and a way of expressing their love. Throughout the festival, the city will come alive to an assortment of shows, concerts, free classes, open-air milongas, exhibitions et al. In case, you are planning a trip to the city around the same time, it would be a welcome change to participate in the pulsating event!

Head to the BA Exposition Center
As the dance competition opens to a roaring welcome and a warm reception, BA Exposition Center is the place to head to. This center is the venue for the much-awaited Tango competition where competitors will battle each other and deliver some of the world’s unforgettable performances. However, other events will be held everywhere including the city streets, literally! The city is preparing to witness a breathtaking series of events where the music and the performances will leave all speechless.

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Beijing is breathtaking in the night as it is in the day

by amit.uniyal 21. March 2014 10:21

Beijing is one of the oldest existing and flourishing cities in the world. A city whose legacy is deeply rooted in its 3,000-year-old history is a beauty in the night as it is by the day. Known for its glorious palaces and magnificent temples, the old and the modern life cohabit in this thriving city of China. However, most people like to explore the city in broad day light. What most of us are unaware about is that Beijing looks as beautiful in the night as it looks during the city and various companies organize night sightseeing tours through the city. Let us probe further to understand what the city holds for its visitors during the dead of the night.

Enjoy your evenings at the Beijing Opera
 While you think where to begin your night tour of the thriving Beijing city, we suggest you start it with a show at the Beijing Opera. Visitors are amazed to find how captivating the shows at the popular Opera are. It offers a complete treat for your eyes and you are left spellbound and speechless after watching the enthralling performances. This is a great way to relish your time out with a friend or family in this beautiful city.

Lose yourself in the labyrinth of lanes
Post sunset the 800-year old labyrinth of narrow lanes in the heart of the city come to life. While you roam around with an open mind, the delicious fragrances of street foods emanating from nearby stall are overpowering. So while you enjoy your peaceful walk in the company of your loved ones exploring the city in lights, you are exposed to a whole new world that takes you by a pleasant surprise.

Soak in the fun at Kung-Fu show
Kung-Fu is a name synonym to this lovely city. It is indeed a great idea to go for an evening show of Kung Fu, the breathtaking art of inherited by the Chinese from time immemorial. A nice way of spending a peaceful evening in the city to book tickets for the show and witness the art at its face value.

Dance to the tunes of music at a popular nightclub
Like any other city around the world, Beijing too shares its love for music and dance. Therefore one of the best ways to unwind after a hectic day in the city is to go clubbing with your gang of friends. The city is home to numerous nightclubs that are a haven for the young and old alike who wish to forget about their worries and just immerse in the beauty of life for a few hours.

Just admire the city like a wanderer
It sometimes is a wise idea to simply forget who you are and behave like a wanderer. However, to spice up the fun you can simply walk around the city with your companion and gaze at its tall skyscrapers that adorn its skylines.

Relish delectable street food
It is not bad at all to sometimes listen to your heart and go binge eating at the numerous food stalls lining the city streets. The streets light up in the evenings with vendors selling delicious munchies like seafood, noodle, and lamb skewers.

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Relish the vivacious and scrumptious street foods of Bangkok

by amit.uniyal 20. March 2014 07:17

Bangkok is famous for its vibrant culture and vivacious nightlife. However, the city also scores brownie points in terms of food. The capital city of Thailand sports numerous fine dining and posh restaurants. However, the real taste lies hidden in its streets. The city streets are lined with food stalls where vendors are busy preparing and selling delectable Thai snacks. The delicacies served under the open skies are scrumptious enough to give a tough battle to their counterparts served in swanky and air conditioned restaurants. One can easily find a variety of options to choose. The streets are full of different kinds of noodles, rice, soups, bean sprouts, shrimps, chicken, tofu, eggs, and fish. The people however, seem to be obsessed with noodles and it is amazing to know that it serves different and some unheard varieties of the popular snack.

Where to catch a popular Thai snack
Khao San Road in the Old City, Mahachai Road, Maha Chai Road, Chinatown, Yaowarat Road, and Thanon Phlapplaachai are hot destinations to head to in-order to satiate the hunger pangs. Thai people take pride in their mouth-watering munchies and head to these places for an evening feast with their friends, family, and loved ones!

Most famous delicacies
No other city can beat Bangkok when it comes to the types and varieties of noodles. Though the streets have an assortment to offer yet some of the most famous noodles include:

  • Gieow: It is a dish prepared with wonton noodles and it consists of boiled and minced pork, which is then wrapped in yellow dough.
  • Woon Sen: These glass noodles are very wiry and thin. These are made of soya bean flour and are relished widely across the city.
  • Bah Mii: This is yet another variety of noodles. These are prepared with wheat flour and eggs and are yellow in color and appearance. Locals seem to be in love with this street food offering.
  • Sen Lek: These noodles are prepared with rice flour. These are flat in appearance and medium in size and look similar to pad thai.
  • Sen Mii: These noodles are small and wiry made of rice flour. These are also popular across the city.
  • Sen Yai: These noodles are also made of rice flour. However, they are flat yet wide in appearance and are commonly enjoyed along the streets of Bangkok.

Je Ngor’s Kitchen is another hotsopt
This is one of the most popular spots in the city, which undoubtedly serves yummylicious noodles. It specializes in offering noodle mixed with prawns, and tomalley or prawn liver. This dish is topped with garlic, chili, and water mimosa to spice up the flavor. The locals are in love with this dish and keep coming back for more.

Leng Kee specializes in unique mee phat krachet
This place is located close to the Rama IV Road and is thronged by noodle lovers from different parts of the city. The highlight of Leng Kee is in various varieties of fried noodles served here, which also includes the renowned mee phat krachet. They offer noodles prepared with marinated chicken/pork/beef, chili, and water mimosa. These noodles are relatively spicy and loved by the locals who at times wait in endless queues only to relish their favorite dish.

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Accra: A Day at Makola Market

by amit.uniyal 19. March 2014 08:01

Accra is the popular gateway into the African nation of Ghana. The capital city reflects images from a modern and well-developed society. It is nothing like some of us believes it to be. A progressive city, Accra is one of the most frequented cities in the African continent. The city has many admirers and travelers from different parts of the world flock to its premises each day. The Kotoka International Airport in the city caters to the travelers visiting here. The city is blessed with a few very beautiful natural and man-made attractions some of which include Lake Volta, Kakum National Park, Cape Coast Castle, and Labadi Beach. However, there is one place that none of the travelers should skip during their visit to the city and it is the Makola Market.

Mokola Market is situated deep in the heart of the lively Accra city. This market place is one of the most popular shopping districts located within the capital city’s limits. It is the one stop-shop for all the locals as well as the foreign travelers. Whether you are looking for fresh vegetables or meat, clothing, accessories, artifacts, gadgets, or livestock, this is just the right place to hit! The market is a mix of the old and the modern, where one can find something as mundane as food grains to as technologically advance as a Smartphone. Like its character, the market is flooded with people from different strata of the society, who at this point are united by common interests.

However, the uniqueness of this market lies in the fact that female sellers dominate the space here. The sight of women marketers calling out to their customers, and bargaining with them to sell their products at a convenient price is delightful. The picture is contrary to the belief that women in the country are suppressed.

The spectacular sight at the colorful market adorned with gorgeous jewelry made of handcrafted beads is magnificent! After all, where does one get to witness incredible African accessories? Other hot selling items here include imported food items, medicines, daily utensils, various apparatus, and footwear. The market is usually flooded with traders and buyers during the daytime. The best time however, to visit this place is early morning hours when it is relatively less crowded and people have just started swarming in.

The market has been ruling the heart of the Ghanaian people ever since it came into being in the year 1924. Until the August of 1979, it continued to serve the purpose of its existence when suddenly it was demolished. The then government believed a lot of banned items were being sold openly in the market and thus favored its destruction. However, today it represents the economics and an integral part of the everyday life in Accra. To this date, this market has featured on various travel shows depicting the true spirit of the city. While touring this chaotic market place one should not forget to relish the local drink named as Palm Wine. On one hand, you can utilize your marketing skills to bargain and shop to your heart’s content. On the other hand, you need to be aware of touts, follow market etiquettes, and of course beware of pickpockets and thieves!

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Frankfurt: A fascinating and captivating German city

by Richa 18. March 2014 08:27

Frankfurt is one of the most prominent cities in Germany. A popular destination in Europe, this city receives millions of visitors each year. It is fifth largest city in the country. It also serves as the financial capital of Germany and is a hub for world famous banking institutes here. The city entices businesspersons from all over the world to its premises. A global city, it is famous for various attractions that grace its limits. While the world knows this city at face value, there are many hidden facts about it as well. Let us uncover the other side of its gorgeous city in the form of compilation of lesser-known facts about Frankfurt below.

 
Frankfurt skyline
Frankfurt am Main, Alemanha.
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Frankfurt is the city’s short name
Frankfurt is not the full name of the city of Frankfurt. The complete name of this German city is Frankfurt am Main. This literally means Frankfurt on the Main River. The city is also sometimes referred to as Main-hattan. This gorgeous city derives its names from the word frankfurter. Frankfurter in turn comes from frankfurter würstchen, which means pork sausages. These popular snacks were in the city from the beginning of the 13th century and became an inspiration so great as to name a modern city like Frankfurt!

It one of the best cities
in the world to live in
The city of Frankfurt is home to more than 687,775 people. Apart from the local residents, it attracts a large number of foreigners each year, who flock to the city in search of a decent living and a comfortable lifestyle. If the report by Mercer Human Resource Consulting Worldwide Quality of Living Survey is to be believed then this city ranks on number seven on the list of cities that sport greatest quality of living the world over.

Main Tower offers a breathtaking view of the city below

Travelers visiting the city must ensure a trip to the Main Tower. This tower is Frankfurt’s one and only skyscraper open to the commoners. The 650-feet tall building offers glittering glimpses of the breathtaking panorama of the city. One can enjoy a delectable meal with their loved ones and at the same time relish the spectacular sight of this world-famous city.

People do not drink tap water!
As bizarre as it may sound, the people of this thriving German city do not drink tap water. Though the taps are flooded with water, yet the locals opt to visit departmental or retail stores to pick their cans of drinking water.

Shopping at Street Zeil is rejuvenating

Street Zeil is a pedestrian district that is one of the most visited places in the city. It is also known as the Fifth Avenue of Germany, and is flocked by curious shoppers most of the times. This place is the mix of modern and the ordinary as it houses items from street vendors to chic and branded stores. This place is forever bustling with activities day in and day out.

People prefer bland food
The local residents have peculiar food habits. They are not fond of spicy food rather prefer to eat bland food. Another strange fact is that finding any Mexican delicacy in the city is a rarity.

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