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The Himalayas in Tibet

 

Tibet has always been an enchanting territory of China, and the fact can’t be denied that setting one’s foot on this country gives a person the opportunity to cross the threshold of a completely different world.

Nonetheless, all the beauty that Tibet offers may not be fully enjoyed if you’ve been struck by altitude sickness, which is the human body’s response to the decreased amounts of oxygen due to high altitudes.

So to further make your Tibetan experience more positive and memorable (in a good way that is), you need to know how to avoid altitude sickness when climbing one of Tibet’s summits.

* Travelers who suffer from respiratory problems, such as asthma, and other circulatory diseases like high blood or anemia shouldn’t continue with their trip unless they are back in good health again. The same piece of advice should be followed by climbers who have health problems in the kidney and liver.

* Pack an adequate amount of water, fruits and chocolates to provide you with enough fluid and sufficient energy from their high caloric content.

* A day prior your climb or as you arrive in Tibet, don’t engage on any type of strenuous activities like running or walking. You should also steer clear of too much food, alcohol or nicotine.

* In the event that your body starts feeling really uncomfortable, immediately inform your tourist guide so that he could get you checked up in the nearest hospital as soon as possible.

* Experiencing shortness of breath is common, but if this is not that grave at all, it is suggested not to constantly depend on the oxygen device because doing so would make it too long for you to acclimate your body to the high elevation pressure.

* Lastly, don’t take a bath during your very first night in Tibet to further prevent catching colds.

So don’t forget to keep in mind these pieces of advice so that you could effectively avoid altitude sickness during your visit to Tibet.
 

Start planning a safe trip now!

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When visiting Brazil, you’ll find a town named Cipo, where one of the best rock formations fit for rock climbing activities are found.

Located in the state of Bahia, this Brazilian municipality also features some of the most rustic landscapes and distinctive cultures in the nation.

Nonetheless, traveler and videographer Cedar Wright shows how perfect the town of Cipo is when it comes to rock climbing. He shares,

--showcasing the amazing climbing paradise of Cipo, and the twenty third video for the verticalcarnival.blogspot.com live from the field video experiment! This dispatch features Lucas aka "Jah" climbing one of the most beautiful pitches of rock I have ever seen!
 

So start planning your next adventure as soon as possible!

Mission Beach, San Diego

 

Often likened to the beaches found on Coney Island and in Atlantic City, the Mission Beach in Southern California has a different kind of ambiance that will surely quench the thirst for water activities and beach bumming under the heat of the sun.

Read on to learn more about how you could spend your day at this Sand Diego beach.

1. South Mission Beach

Travelers who want to escape from the crowd may find respite at this beach, where a more unhurried way of lifestyle is followed. One activity you could do is to go fishing at the South Mission Beach Park, and another would be to dive into the group of shipwrecks situated half mile from the shore.

2. Belmont Park

Meanwhile, if you love blending with the crowd, meeting new people or simply watching people come and go in different swim wears, then the hustle and bustle at the Belmont Park is just for you. If you wish to have more fun, you could rent a pair of rollerblades and break a sweat on the boardwalk or even check out the Giant Dipper rollercoaster, arcade and bumper cars at the West Mission Bay Drive.

Moreover, it’s the best part to go surfing, kite boarding, boogie boarding and do other popular water activities. If you’re into it, you could even surf on the Wave House’s artificial wave. In the middle or at the end of the day, when you’re all famished from all of your outdoor activities, you could grab a bite or a drink at the numerous cafes and restaurants that dot the area.

Overall, it’s impossible to not have fun at the Mission Beach with all these activities!
 

Start planning your next trip as soon as possible!

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John Muir Trail is located in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range and is seen in the wilderness and backcourntry regions of the High Sierra.
 
Starting in the beautiful Yosemite National Park, you’d be passing through Ansel Adams Wilderness, Sequoia National Park and King’s Canyon National Park till you reach Mt. Whitney.
 
Follow Ryan Commons’ seven-day journey on the JMT, in which he shares,
 
I traveled seven days on foot from Whitney Portal to Yosemite and stuffed my camera with as much beauty as I could. Evening temperatures were below freezing each night and signs of winter were ever-present. I hope you enjoy the pictures and the story.
 
So start planning your hiking trip today!

 

 

 

You may think that the only thing that could be done in Africa is to go on a safari, but you’d surely be surprised with the innumerable types of activities that could be done all over this continent.
 
You could opt to traverse the savanna via a colonial-era railway, join a Tuareg caravan into the Sahara, kayak through the Nile River using a pirogue, welcome the culture in pygmy villages or venture into the forest to spot a great selection of wildlife.
 
Witness a similar journey undertaken by Tom Smitheringale in a video uploaded by Dave Brosha, who shares, 
 
 
This 3 month journey begins in the middle of the Nubian Desert on the Sudanese/Egyptian border at the historic World Heritage site of Abu Simbel. From here Tom will kayak the length of the Nile to the Great Pyramids of Cairo visiting all the 'must-see' cultural and historic sites along its riverbanks. The expedition then restarts in Upper Egypt at the historic City of Luxor where Tom will rendezvous with his camels and Bedouin guides before heading into the shifting sand dunes of the Western Desert where traditional lifestyles have remained unchanged for centuries. The team will trek an ancient caravan route through the desert visiting a network of Oasis on their way finishing the 1,300km journey close to the Libyan border at the Eden of the Western Desert, Siwa Oasis.
 

Give in to your thirst for an adventurous trip and start planning your African itinerary today!

 

While Panama puts forward diverse travel attractions, such as archeological ruins, growing urbanization and challenging mountains, to be enjoyed by all types of travelers, only a few of these know about the paradise-like white sand beaches at its San Blas Islands. read more

The Caribbean group of islands has always been a paradise destination for many retiree and couple vacationers, including thrill-seeking travelers.


Nonetheless, globetrotters who are on a shoestring budget should now rejoice as the Caribbean countries are already beginning to welcome independent travel through their ecotourism and backpacking travel options.

Be allured by the irrefutable beauty of these island nations in this short clip prepared by Jem Cresswell, and start planning your Caribbean itinerary as early as now!

Video: SGT Argentina – Session 3 Snowboard With the accessibility to the grand Andes Mountain range, where numerous deluxe and economical ski resorts flock, it cannot be denied how Argentina should definitely be one of the destinations that every snowboarding aficionado/adventurous traveler should check out. read more