Travel Asia: Festivities and Fun

Written by Jean Sutherland

Travel Asia: Festivities and Fun

Are you planning to travel to Asia withinrepparttar next year, and are looking for some fun festivities to attend? Well, look no further – we’ve researched some ofrepparttar 138834 more incredible Asian festivals for you to check out during your travels.

Travel Asia: Pulilan Carabao Festival

You’ll probably never see a water buffalo adorned quite like this! If you travel to Pulilan inrepparttar 138835 second week of May, you’ll witnessrepparttar 138836 homage torepparttar 138837 patron saint of farmers, San Isidro Labrador. Families take their prized water buffalos, scrape awayrepparttar 138838 dirt, shave them, anoint them in oils, and then parade them aroundrepparttar 138839 city square dressed as kings. The priests ofrepparttar 138840 Asian city then kneel and askrepparttar 138841 buffalos to bless them, promising health and good wishes forrepparttar 138842 upcoming year to all, including visiting travelers.

Travel Asia: Parade ofrepparttar 138843 God of Medicine

Onrepparttar 138844 15th day ofrepparttar 138845 third lunar month,repparttar 138846 city of Taiwan is taken over by this world-renowned Asian festivity – a must for travelers inrepparttar 138847 area because of its spectacular parade. Atrepparttar 138848 nucleus ofrepparttar 138849 160 temple celebration are Pao Sheng in Taipei andrepparttar 138850 Temple of Ching Tzu in Hseuhchia. Spearheaded by a group calledrepparttar 138851 Centipedes, worshippers attendingrepparttar 138852 city-wide parade throw themselves onrepparttar 138853 ground to be stepped upon, as a symbolic exorcising of their demons.

Travel Asia: Yasothon Rocket Festival

Inrepparttar 138854 middle of May, things get very noisy for Asian travelers torepparttar 138855 Phaya Thaen Park in Thailand. Historically,repparttar 138856 festival started as an offering torepparttar 138857 gods ofrepparttar 138858 sky, exploding beautiful rockets to encourage rainfall for rice crop growth. Nowadays, event has become something more of a sport, with competitions to see whose rocket can flyrepparttar 138859 farthest, and whose explodesrepparttar 138860 most.

Enjoy the Bahamas with Adequate Sun Protection

Written by Fred Coolridge

Crystal clear turquoise waters, endless white sand beaches, perfect temperate weather- a vacation inrepparttar Bahamas is heavenly. It is easy to wile awayrepparttar 138833 hours ofrepparttar 138834 day underrepparttar 138835 hot Bahamas sun, reading a book or sipping a cocktail. Unfortunately, your dream vacation can be less than perfect if you do not take certain precautions while basking inrepparttar 138836 sun.

The islands ofrepparttar 138837 Bahamas have earned their reputation as popular tourist destinations in large part due torepparttar 138838 weather. The islands have a temperate climate of 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit throughoutrepparttar 138839 year, andrepparttar 138840 sun is almost always shining. To enjoy your trip torepparttar 138841 Bahamas torepparttar 138842 fullest, it is wise to be aware ofrepparttar 138843 dangers ofrepparttar 138844 sun and protect yourself from its potentially dangerous ultra-violet rays.

Short of staying out ofrepparttar 138845 sun completely,repparttar 138846 best method of sun protection is to wear sunscreen. Dermatologists recommend that you wear a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 8, but an SPF 15 is generally thought to be ideal. Sunscreen should be applied liberally 30 minutes prior to sun exposure and should be reapplied throughoutrepparttar 138847 day. Different skin types will handlerepparttar 138848 sun’s rays in varying degrees. Ensure yourself thatrepparttar 138849 SPF protection in your sunscreen will suffice by carefully assessing your skin and its needs. Be aware thatrepparttar 138850 sun’s rays are hottest betweenrepparttar 138851 hours of 11 am and approximately 3 pm. During this time, it is wise to give your skin some time out ofrepparttar 138852 sun; perhaps you can take refuge underrepparttar 138853 shady palm trees.

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