People travel for many reasons. They want new experiences; they want to explore different cultures; they want to see bits of history; they collect passport stamps. How many do you know who travel specifically to try new food?
Culinary tourism or food tourism or gastronomic tourism is becoming quite popular, as it provides a different way for travellers for get to the heart of a country.
Does it really?
How can staying in five-star hotels and eating in five-star restaurants or haunting the McDonald’s in Japan deepen your experience?
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If you like scuba diving then you’ll definitely like Cape Town. The city and its surrounds offer divers a variety of diving sites where you can do anything from gentle open water dives to wreck dives, diving with Cape fur seals and, of course, shark cage diving.
Let’s look at five of the best diving opportunities Cape Town has to offer.
1) Castle Rock
Castle Rock is off Miller’s Point, near Simon’s Town. It’s in a marine reserve and offers relative peace and tranquility as it’s not crowded by hoards of other divers. It abounds in marine life and has several points of interest, including the pinnacles, point reef (outside castle), and south (inner castle) – Wikitravel.
Rafting down the Orange River has become a popular tourist activity due to the wealth of diverse wildlife and scenery. Though physically demanding, the waters are relatively forgiving compared to some other locations, and the more dangerous areas can be circumvented, making it a family-friendly rafting location.
Rafting trips can go for about 680km. The river stretches through wilderness without ever touching city regions, allowing travellers to immerse themselves in the African wild. Here are some of the unique birds, fish and animals one should look out for on an Orange River rafting trip.
The cat-like whiskers that protrude from their mouth are the cause for their name; this, along with their lack of scales, gives them a unique appearance amongst fish.
The Call of the Outback
The outback is not so much a location as a term for the vast space between Australia’s population centers, which are concentrated mostly along the eastern and southern coasts. It’s a wilderness inhabited by unique wildlife and offers incredible spectacles of nature.
A desert surrounded by grassland, surrounded by tropics surrounded by ocean. The landscape and the plant and animal life varies greatly depending on the region – one of the reasons the outback is such a popular destination for adventure tourism. Travel in the center and it may seem like a never-ending stretch of desert lands, but venture to the coast and it becomes a series of beaches and islands rich in marine life.
There are jobs galore in Oz, for locals and immigrants about to embark on an Australian job search. People from all corners of the globe are drawn to this large country.
But, work aside for the moment; have you ever thought about taking a road trip across this great land?
Without too much road trip experience the basics of what you would need for this adventure should be quite apparent. You would need lots of petrol for your car, and lots of water for you.
It can get very hot in the land down under. When you are away from towns and heading into the depths of the countryside, you should be prepared for anything, really. The extreme heat during the day can drop dramatically and turn to freezing cold at night.
If you have decided to give the land down under a bit of a look-see and you start trying to find jobs in Australia, you might find yourself conjuring up all the usual Australian associations.
What is the first thing you think of when someone says ‘Australia’?
I think of trying to say “car park” in an Ozzie accent.
But you might think of the grand, red Ayers Rock (Uluru) or the outback in general with miles of open land.
Or the long tubular didgeridoo might hover into view: a piece of bamboo with a difference.