Travel in Mekong Delta view sailing festival

Travel in Mekong Delta view sailing festival

The Mekong Delta or the Mekong River was originated from the Thai and Lao words called, the “Mae Nam Khong” where “mae” means mother, “nam” means water and “khong” means Ganges. It is considered as one of the great rivers in the world, it is estimated at about 4,909 km long and having an area of about 795,000 km2. The Mekong River is also called as the River Khong or the Ping River among the Thais from the North and the people from Laos.

It is such a great honor and a privilege to be in a country where a popular and famous river is always a destination for people coming from different localities, neighboring countries and other foreign countries around the world. It is something to be proud of as a citizen of China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam where the river runs.

There are some festivals celebrating on the Mekong Delta. One of them is the full-moon festival, which is usually called as the Ok Om Bok Festival or also called as the Harvest Moon Festival. It is a popular festival which the Khmer people celebrate yearly for their belief that it was the Goddess of the Moon who are taking care of their land and water crops, and so this is the reason why it is also known as the Festival of Worshipping the Moon, so this festival is like the Buddhists’ way of giving thanks and appreciation for the bounty crops that they are harvesting for their income. This festival usually takes place on the 10th lunar month, on its’ 15th day.

When to festivals, you may freely if known the place and time takes place. If you are not sure you can hear the advice of the travel company and choose a Mekong Delta tour.

The full-moon festival always starts with different traditional activities on the river of the Long Binh. The one that always opens the big celebration is called, the Ngo Boat Race or the Um Tuk Ngua, with matching sounds, music and cheers from the viewers. The boats that the participants use in the said competition is about 24 meters long and having 1.2 meters wide and carrying 40 individuals in each boat. Many among the Khmer localities come and participate in the festival. There are also many foreigners and locals from other districts come and witness the said festival. Continue reading “Travel in Mekong Delta view sailing festival”

History of Saint Petersburg, Russia

Have you ever thought about coming to Moscow, Russia? This is actually one of the world’s largest nation that borders the European countries as well as the Asian countries. This country is famous because of the Mariinsky ballet companies in St. Petersburg. This is a place that Peter the Great founded. He was a Russian leader with a baroque Winter Palace, which is known for art collection at the State Heritage Museum.

Going back to St. Petersburg, this place has contributed a lot in the history of Russia. There are actually a lot of interesting stories to tell and this deserves to be known because these are worth reading and learning. Because of this, there is no doubt why St. Petersburg had been popular not only in Europe, but in the whole world as well. Now, if you think that you had been missing about the history of Saint Petersburg, then we have here important facts and information for you to know.

City Built on Bones

There had been stories that the city of St. Petersburg was built with bones. It happened in the month of May in 1703 at the Hare’s Island. According to the myth, Peter the Great was never there. It was General Alexander Menshikov, his friend, who gave commands to the soldiers to take thousands of lives and built the city as well as the iron wall. Anyway, this is where the origin of the city was encapsulated.  

The city passed and have undergone a lot of reformation in the culture, military and bureaucracy. It survived the start as well as the revolution like WWII and the communist rulers. Those were the things the city has to face to be the largest city in the country and they turned out to be the third.

Everything started from scratch, but building the city intimidated thousands of convicts, prisoners and conscripts of war. The people erected the city with scarce tools. They used their hands to dig and carry dirt using their shirt. The involuntary laborers suffered so much and thousands of them have died because of different diseases and flooding. For this reason, St. Petersburg was known as a city that was built on bones.

The city named as Leningrad

According to history, Tsar Peter I founded St. Petersburg and named it after him. But the truth is that the name was after the patron saint of Tsar, which is Saint Peter the Apostle. After WWI, the name of the city was changed to Petrograd because of the prevalent anti-German sentiment.

But because of the communist revolution, it was later on changed to Leningrad. This is to honor Vladimir Lenin, who played a very important role during the communist revolution. During the fall of the Soviet Union, the city’s name was reverted back to St. Petersburg or colloquially Piter.

Surviving a Siege

Do you know that during the WWII, when the city was still holding the name Leningrad, the German forces are really strict? They have to cut off the entry as well as the exit points. For this reason, Hitler failed in conquering the city.

It was just too hard for the people, too. It is because during this time, let’s say for about 900 days, the citizens have to suffer from freezing temperatures, they were starving, no water and electricity. It is like a tragedy because a lot of civilians died with the goal of protecting the city. For the people to know that the city is still alive, the radio station has to play a ticking metronome sound.

If you were in St. Petersburg today, then come to the Monument to the Heroic Defender’s because the sound was heard until beneath that place. For the locals, hearing the sound gives hope and that the city they are protecting is still there.

As the Capital City

It was in 1712 and ten years after founding the city, St. Petersburg became the new capital city of Russia. But Moscow regained the title as the capital city later on. That was because of the 1917 Revolution. And then, that was also the time when Russia started cutting the city off and away from the imperial history. If this did not happen, St. Petersburg could have been the capital for another 200 years to come.

Brief Reviews of Top Most Spinning Reels on the Market

There are so many anglers and fishermen, who finds it boring to catch fish. They sometimes lose the fun and excitement of their fishing activity when catching fish takes a long time. Of course, if fishing is not a real success, then you have to find ways on how your excitement will get back. There must be a solution to your time-consuming problem.

Have you checked your fishing tools? What do you think is missing? Are you sure that you are equipped with the right fishing tool to use for your fishing activity? You have to be aware that your fishing tool must match with the type of water you are fishing and the type of fish that you would like to catch. These two things are very important. You will not simply use any fishing tool available in your stockroom.

One thing that contributes to the success of your fishing activity is the use of durable spinning reels. It is a big factor because it helps you to handle your line and casting your lures. With a spinning reel, you can prevent backlashes and tangles. Easy casting is made because of the fixed spool that flows off in coils funnelling to your rod with guidance. Continue reading “Brief Reviews of Top Most Spinning Reels on the Market”

Ultimate Guide in Buying the Best FishFinder GPS Combos

When you are a part of private or government sectors, who deals with fishing activities, especially for commercial purposes. Then, you might be aware about the various high-tech devices used to enhance various fishing techniques and strategies. Not every individual who goes out to sail and catch fish use this technology because their activities are quite simple.

When you are using a fish finder, your chances of catching a bunch of fish are high. It is because the fish finder will find the location of the fish under the water. This is far better than sitting down and waiting for the fish to come. This device uses the speed of sound that reflects on a screen. You will see a graphical image on the monitor. In such way, you will be aware that there are fishes around. Therefore, time is not wasted and success in fishing is at hand.

Buying the Best FishFinder GPS Combos

Benefits of using Fish Finders and GPS in-one

There are groups of fishermen who uses a fish finder with a GPS combo. This is indeed an advantage to fishermen because combining these technologies only shows that you have a better navigation system. So, how does it benefit you?

  • Charting

With the help of the GPS feature, you can find out your current site and chart the way to other locations.

  • SavingLocation

One good function of the GPS system is to save your point of location. This is a good means of coming back to your favorite fishing spots.

  • DepthFinder

This is another useful function, especially when you are looking for a fish that you can only spot at a specific depth of water. This is also a good way of pointing your motorboat in a correct direction.

  • Sensor

The good thing about the sensor is to determine the water temperature and to identify subterranean pockets of the water.

Tips on using FishFinder GPS Combos

There are a few things that you need to know when using a FishFinder with GPS. These are essential features that every fisherman must be aware of.

  • Lines

You will find these lines across your chart. This line indicates depth changes. This is an important information that fishermen need, so that they can have a vision of the structures under the water and to determine the areas holding the fishes.

  • Buoys

Locating the buoy is necessary because this is a spot that fishermen would love to locate. Through the buoys you can get various information, such as name and color of the fish.

  • Wrecks

This attracts fish. Through your chart, you can find out the depth and the coordinates of the wrecks through the GPS.

  • Seabed

You may acquire information regarding the seabed and the depth of the water. The seabed also helps in determining the location, where nature changes. Thus, preventing water accidents to arise. Continue reading “Ultimate Guide in Buying the Best FishFinder GPS Combos”

Future technologies in golf

This article is based on new exhibition about GOLF 20X in the annual conference of the Association of HFTP. Being founded in 1952, HFTP is a global professional association for financial and technology for those who works in hotels, clubs and related businesses to the hotel. Approximately 35% of participants of the conference and exhibition of HFTP work in the club industry. Many participants have golf courses in their own real estate areas. GOLF 20X exhibition has provided a forum to introduce and discuss about the technologies related to the sport of golf.

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A Longboard for Cruising and Down Hilling

If you are out in the streets or in the city, you can always find a group of longboard riders. You will find them having fun, enjoying and showing their tricks. Well, if you appreciate this kind of sport, you will find them amazing. Learning to longboard takes time. But, if you have the courage to learn every stunt and trick of longboarding, then you must have the will and determination to practice and master all the skills that you need. It is also risky cruising or down hilling with your longboards while you are on the road. So, it is advisable to put on your safety gadgets.

Overview of Longboard History

You might be enjoying and riding your longboard along the streets. But, do you even have any idea when and where longboarding started? Sometimes, you don’t seem to care about its existence. But, it will be great to learn and appreciate the history of longboard.

It all started in the middle of the 20th century, when people started popularizing surfing along the coastal area of California. But, later in 1940 – 1950, surfers started adopting their boards to have wheels and use on the land. So, in the 1960s, skateboarding became a sport and people started enhancing and developing it. Later on, a variation of skateboard rose and it is the longboard. Continue reading “A Longboard for Cruising and Down Hilling”

Tips For Camping – An Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

It seems to everyone thinks that camping is an interesting activity but they don’t know how to camp, what to expect or what to bring. Yes, in fact, there are more things which need to be determined before you are able to figure out what you should do to be ready for a camping trip. The following basic questions are your guideline:
What Kind Of Camping Have You Decided? Do You Need RV Camp? Canoe Or Kayak Camp? Backpack Or Hike Camp? Tent Camp? Camper Or Trailer Camp?
You can know what sort of needed expertise and equipment when determining what kind of camping you need to do. For instance, you have to bring more different sort of equipment for RV camp than hike camp.

Camping Descriptions:

  • RV Camp is to like living at your home as basically you have to bring a furnished means so that you live in with you. You yourself are able to make the RV as comfortable as possible. Whatever you need at home can likely bring with you in the RV. Actually, what you really have to prepare for your RV camping trip is foods as well as some essential personal ones. In general, this kind of camping suits campers who don’t enjoy to rough it but still get an enjoyable trip. There were more or less recreational vehicle camping parked in a similar section or quite near each other. Why don’t you try? Basically, you can park and live in RV, although there are a few normal maintenance ones with it.
  • In comparison with RV camping, camper/trailer camping is only a more rugged step. Unlike the majority of RV camping, campers/trailers camping used to not have toilets or showers many times. Even you may not get a refrigerator either, depend on you are trailer or camper. In general, camper/trailer camping fits people who don’t love sleeping on the ground and worry about the sudden change of weather but till would like to go out there.
  • In terms of tent camping, choose it, if you love to rough it. It requires you to think about all of the basic demands of your trip such as warmth, seeing at night, shelter, restroom requirements, hygiene and foods. Actually, there are many different tent camping levels. While some people choose to bring their tent in order to shop for all demands, others camp in a more remote area away from people. It may take you an amount of time to think about everything you will need for your tent camping trip.

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