What you need to know about – cancun travelWritten by Mansi gupta
The charismatic Cancun can quench anyone’s thirst for enjoyment caressing bountiful nature. The island is nestled in lately recognized state of Mexico. Cancun leaves a thrilling impact on all its visitors because of more than a few reasons. The place is blessed with some exotic beaches and a laudable Mexican history. The natives of this bewitching place have spared not even a single effort in refurbishing a ravishing nightlife on their island.
The out of ordinary temptations— The island is a host two numerous crystal clear beaches and is virtually divided into two segments- Hotel Zone and El Centro or Cancun City. The Hotel Zone is a meant to hail tourists with a multitude of hotels, restaurants, markets and delectable water activities. Your travel agency can service you with reservations. The charges fluctuate from hotel to hotel. The El Centro is area of locals and is often thronged by outsiders due to fantastic cultural festivals and activities.
The mystifying white sand and large transparent water bodies at Cancun encourage numerous relished water sports. You can enjoy snorkeling and swimming next to dolphins at any of beaches and especially at places like Xcaret nature park, Xel Ha and Isla Mujeres. But this is not all. If you don’t want to get drenched in crystal blue water, try your hand at horse riding, golf, kayaking etc. The Xcaret nature park that is around 35 miles away from Cancun has mind blowing coral formations along with outstanding Mayan temples. The south of Cancun invites you to rare and diverse species of wildlife at Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.
The climate of place is mild throughout year with above 80 degree Fahrenheit for 330 days. The average summer temperature varies from 80 to 85 degree Fahrenheit. The rain god is merciless during months of March and April while there are little or more showers during rest of months. The climate of place is such that it shores up activity of golf all round year. Coming to history and culture Mayan ruins and archaeological sites of Mexico are a treat to eyes. Tulum, a site near Cancun is regarded as world’s first lighthouses. The site of Chichen Itza that grounds some of bizarre Mayan ruins and El Castillo Pyramid is definitely a destination to visit.
Flying kites in BeijingWritten by Jacklyn Chen
The sky in spring is kites' paradise. When brilliant multi- colored kites embellish in deep blue sky, you can immerse in contented mood, enjoy rare leisure and carefree, perhaps this is most romantic thing in spring. Kite, not only is it a kind of toy or a traditional continuing, it is more a cultural accumulating. In "Three Stone Rooms", capital's youngest kite master Liu Bin from kite aristocratic family, said that kite containes too many different cultures, flying a kite also must emit affective tone.
There are three kinds of kites that are unique in their own ways. In "Three Stone Rooms" at Dianmen, rooms are full of all kinds of kites making human feeling dazzled, nonprofessionals really don't know where to start. Actually, most popular kites are categorized into three kinds: hard wing, soft wing and dragon. Liu Bin said that hard wing is like a man, mature and strong; soft wing is like a woman, slender and elegant; while dragon kite flies a breadth of spirit and power.
Hard wing kites like "Shayan", "Triangle", use bamboo strips all around to outline shape, strips are glued together with paper in center, but designs on paper can be created at your own will. Soft wing kites are made especially attractive - dragonfly, butterfly, goldfish..., list goes on and on. The bamboo strips are only put on top half of a kite, bottom half that dances in breeze of wind is in fact made with colored silk or nylon silk. Dragon really should be called "string" because it is actually a long kite that is formed by many small kites, for instance, Gigantic Dragon, Centipede, Shoulder Pole kite.
Among kites, modern one is also a spotlight. Three-dimensional kite is just like a hot-air balloon, turtles, crabs each crawl happily and freely in sky; "Plate Hawk" (Pan Ying) is most difficult to fly, 'hawk' spreads wings and spirals in airborne circle recklessly with tremendous momentum; motion kite is simply like an aviation performance, it uses chute cloth and two operating ordinates, actions like turnover, gliding, diving, and other high level difficult movements can all be performed.