There is an island in the northernmost part of the Atlantic Ocean which was discovered by the Vikings. Iceland, although small in population, it has great history and culture, so does the Icelandic cuisine. Due to the fact that Iceland is surrounded by oceans, fish and seafood is one of the important parts of this northern country. Fish in history has been quite cheap, so it became symbol of the cuisine, especially to the fishing villages scattered round the country. Fresh seafood can easily be found on the island and mostly eaten haddock, herring, shrimps and many others. Hakari is local specialty, it is prepared from shark meat and it is actually putrescent, it is usually eaten with brennivin, an Icelandic schnapss. Whales and seals are also on the Icelandic menu. Smoking, drying and salting of fish and meat is also common to Iceland.
Meat is also important part of the Icelandic cuisine; traditional courses are smoked lamb, salted pork ribs and many other dishes with meat, including many birds. Porramutar can be ordered in Icelandic restaurants and this is a dish containing meat and fish products preserved in a traditional method, cut in to bits and served with traditionally baked rye bread and butter. Icelanders with this dish usually drink akvavit, which is traditional drink that has its taste from the many species and herbs used in the production.
A traditional Icelandic dessert Yule pudding is rice pudding filled with raisins and cinnamon and sugar added on top. Another famous Icelandic dessert is the kransekake, meaning wreath cake, usually eaten on special occasions such as birthdays, weddings etc. It is made of egg whites, almonds and sugar and filled with cookies, chocolate and other small sweets.
As the awful weather finally begins to ease off and the UK grudgingly accepts that it’s now summer, the time has come to experience some of the most visually spectacular scenic stretches of roads that the country has to offer. So pack some road snacks, queue up your favourite driving music mix and prepare your vehicle for the trip or even hire a car for a long weekend away.
What follows is a list of some of our absolute favourite scenic drives that can be found across the UK. Pick any of them for a piece of pure driving bliss, you can’t go wrong.
North Northumberland Heritage Coast Road
This is one of the longer stretches of heritage coastline in England, taking in 40 miles from Amble to the Scottish border just past Berwick upon Tweed. The Heritage Coast Road offers incredible coastal scenery as well as a series of magnificent castles such as Warkworth, Alnwick and Bamburgh which are grand enough to rival even the great castles of Wales.
B4632 Cheltenham to Stratford, Cotswolds
This former A-road might have been downgraded to a B-road since it is little used but that hasn’t affected the quality of the scenery or the road itself as this wide highway remains well maintained and surfaced.
The whole stretch of road rewards the determined traveller with some of the most spectacular views of the rolling hills of the Cotswolds.
Humber Bridge, North Lincolnshire/Yorkshire
Take in the majestic sight of the world’s fifth-largest single-span suspension bridge as you cruise through North Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. It might be £2.70 to cross, but the toll is definitely worth it for the views alone.
Bealach na Bà (Pass of the Cattle)
Wind your way through the Applecross Peninsula in the Scottish Highlands for a breathtaking and exciting drive. With hairpin turns, narrow single-track sections and a 1-in-3 ascent, Bealach na Bà will certainly keep you on your toes. After negotiating the pass, the real reward in terms of scenic views awaits you on the other side of the Peninsula!
A1 past Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
While there’s a tedious amount of A1 motorway driving to put up with, it’s well worth it to take in the simply stunning view of Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North up close.
When one does not have travel insurance or cannot possibly afford it, then they should completely avoid any travels. There are so many options and things that an individual with the travel policy can choose from. That is why it is important to choose the right insurance company when travelling. The following tips will help in choosing the best travel insurance providers.
1. Don’t only rely on the travel agent’s advice
When booking for a holiday trip, one should not just fall into the trick of being advised on the travel agent on the insurance to take. Many of the agents receive commissions from the insurance companies and the policies might fail to suit the individual needs.
2. Find out the contents of the policy
It is very important to understand all the contents of the insurance plan. It can be possible that the plan does not have the things that one consider important for their trip. at the least, the policy should be able to cover for the medical, theft or loss of goods and even cover for any missed flights.
3. Don’t ignore Possibility of travel agent going bankrupt
It is important to avoid discounting the possibility of the travel company going bankrupt. Where one deals with the insurance company, the traveler gets cover in case of any bankruptcy and will not be stranded.
The travel insurance should be made a necessity when travelling. Following the above tips will help the traveler feel secure and covered in case of any emergency especially when travelling abroad.
Visit Nauru for special vacation. It is one of the special and small islands located in South Pacific Ocean. Once you enter into this enchanted Independent Nation the first word you get to here is ‘Ekamawir Omo’, which means Welcome. It is considered as the world’s tiniest independent nation that is sited 25 miles south-of-the-equator and Solomon Islands on North. This tiny island offers amazing adventures to tourist. The island provides full of activates and fun to all visitors.
Nauru adjoins over a Coral-atoll; the highest peak is measured as 213ft above sea-level. At low tide the coral is denuded that makes it feeble ecosystem and proper care has to be provided. The narrow coastal-belt is the only productive area where you can find trees like Tomano, pandanus, and coconut palms, the fresh sea breeze and the beautiful trees are picture perfect, it gives the feeling of paradise on earth. Other fresh fruits like pineapples, bananas and other vegetable grow in Buada lagoon, which is around the island.
Nauru the tiny Island offers more than what you are looking for, it has everything that a visitor would expect on vacation at Pacific Island. You can have spectacular exploit while scuba diving, snorkeling deep-sea-game fishing, sailing, bird watching, trekking and shopping. People of all ages can have fun time at Nauru, all kinds of excitements and activities are available that suits everyone.
The waters are crystal clear and filled with colorful coral reef makes Nauru the perfect place for scuba diving lovers. The scuba divers can enjoy the swim with great quantity of marine life and also they can explore the area of shipwreck at bottom of the ocean. Because of the increasing popularity of Scuba diving at Nauru, now you can find various centers that provide guides and also they provide equipment-for-rent.
Explore this Independent Nation in South Pacific and enjoy your vacation completely.
The Grand Canyon is a gorgeous place located in Arizona, U.S.A. It is an astoundingly lovely place to visit. Visitors from all over the world come to this place to drench their thirst for nature by spending amazing time in Grand Canyon. It is a high-sided-canyon incised by the famous Colorado River at Arizona State. The canyon is controlled and administered by Hualapai Tribal Nation, Grand-Canyon National-park and Havasupai Tribe.
Grand Canyon is worlds most beautiful and colorful canyon. It is not world’s deepest canyon but definitely an outstanding one, the depth of the canyon is around 1.6km and it is 446km long. Every year over a million people visit this spectacular place. It is one of the 7 wonders of the world.
The south rim is perfect and easily accessible part-of-the-park and it is open throughout the year. The South-Rim is measuring 8000 feet above sea level and the north-rim is 1000 feet elevated than the South-Rim. The North-Rim is closed in the months of October to middle of the May because of heavy snowfall. Although in good-weather also it is very hard to get a view from North-Rim. The Inner canyon is spectacular it includes everything under the rim and hikers, river runners and mule riders enjoy the most.
The visitors can get more than what they expected from Grand Canyon. There re plenty of opportunities for resilient and adventurous individuals who really want to knapsack, try river expedition all along the Colorado River, the trip will take several days, or just enjoy the ride on mule to Phantom-Ranch or you can also choose to go on hiking across-the-canyon.
The Grand Canyon trip brings everlasting entertainment and unforgettable memories in your life journey. Watch the canyon during sunrise and sunset time you will never forget the experience in your entire life.
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