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hello :)

Postby LadyMacbeth » Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:37 pm

Hi again :)

Over 10 000 people in this nice thread of mine ( I hope it is a nice plot of mine about virtual travelling) :) You can add your nice virtual travels around the world too. Why not :)
OK. So today I would like to show you a little piece of Seattle. One day probably I will explain you why. Or maybe at once - because it is such a rainy, rainy city (they say it is the most rainy city in US). And truly speaking I like rain very much. So now some really sunny pictures from very rainy Seattle.

Seattle

Soon more virtual journeys of mine :)
Add your virtual journeys, please :)

LM

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hi for one moment ago :)

Postby LadyMacbeth » Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:42 pm

And one more video about travelling along Seattle.
Mind for a very nice and cheerful music in both videos :)

Driving through downtown Seattle

Soon more virtual journeys of mine :)
LM

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hello :)

Postby LadyMacbeth » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:57 pm

Back in Europe today :)

A very nice musical video from Paris.

Paris, France 2006

Read me soon :)
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next virtual journey.

Postby LadyMacbeth » Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:25 pm

Hello :)

This virtual journey of mine is to a little town, in Washigton State, US called Eatonville.
I think it is a wonderful place to spend some days there. It is located 1,5 hour south from Seattle. Nearby Mt. Rainer National Park and St. Helens National Monument. Wonderful nature there, nice people, food and lots of attractions.

Here is a cite from Eatonsville's official webside about what can you do there :)

Eatonville, 1.5 hours south of Seattle, is a friendly community that serves as the gateway to Mount Rainier National Park, 25 miles East. Home town restaurants, bakeries, markets, arts and crafts shops, and galleries line the streets of the town. Chat with the locals, order a homemade burger, espresso, or slice of mountain berry pie, or visit the many arts and craft galleries. Eatonville has a way of luring visitors to stop and stretch their legs, breathe the clean air, take in the magnificent views of Mount Rainier, and enjoy time observing rural America at its best!
Population 1905, and growing, Eatonville enjoys the best of both worlds. Many residents travel the two lane highways to jobs in the city, but the majority work in retail and service businesses catering to the needs of local residents as well as travelers to Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens.
Eatonville is experiencing rapid growth in its residential, commercial and tourist population, while maintaining the look, feel and charm associated with small town rural America.
As you travel to Mount Rainier you'll observe many of the farms in this rich agricultural section of Washington State.
Mount Rainier National Park
An active volcano encased in over 35 square miles of snow and ice is 14,410' at the summit. The park is adorned with beautiful old growth forests and subalpine meadows, hiking trails and visitor centers. Two million people enjoy the grandeur and beauty of Mount Rainier each year.
-Scenic drives through the parks 147 miles of roads.
Most roads are open from late May to early October,
with stunning views and access to a variety of
hiking trails.
-Hike the groomed trails
-Climbing its Mount Rainier's summit
-Snowshoe or cross-country ski
-Camp along glacier-fed rivers
-Photograph wildflowers, wildlife
-Spectacular views everywhere
-Explore the Longmire Historic District in the SW
corner of the park.
-Visit Christine Falls or Narada Falls on the road
from Longmire and Paradise
-Paradise (south side): Visit the Jackson Visitor
Center, the Historic Paradise Inn
-Hike the 240 miles of maintained trails in the park
-Hike through the world-famous subalpine meadows
-Visit Reflection Lakes, Box Canyon, or the Grove of
the Patriarchs on the roads between Paradise and
Ohanapecosh
-Ohanapecosh (southeast corner): Explore the old
growth forest
-Tipsoo Lake is a short side trip off the road
between Ohanapecosh and White River
-Visit Sunrise (east side) from July to October. It
provides outstanding views of Mount Rainier and its
glaciers, and trails through subalpine meadows.
-See Carbon River rainforest in the NE corner of the
park.
-Visit Mowich Lake (the road to Mowich Lake is
unpaved - opens early July).

Parking can be difficult or impossible to find on sunny summer weekends at Paradise,Sunrise, Grove of the Patriarchs, and at trail heads between Longmire and Paradise. Try to visit these areas on weekdays, arrive early in the day, and car pool to the park.


Welcome to Eatonville, Washington!!!

Eatonville holidays

PS. Remember, there are still two other Eatonvilles in North America- one in California and the other in Canada as far as I remember.

Soon more virtual trips of mine :)
You are welcomed :)
LM

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next entry.

Postby LadyMacbeth » Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:15 pm

Hello :)

This entry is about active volacono in Washington state, US - Mount St Helens.
St.Helens National Monument lies nearby Eatonville.
When you are in Washington, you should really visit Mount Helens National Monument. You are welcomed :)

Mount St. Helens

LM

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hello :)

Postby LadyMacbeth » Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:10 pm

Hello :)

Today I want to invite you to Prehistoric Park.
Isn't it the most exciting travel ever?
Travel in time? When you like such travels we are many, many million years ago when no human beings existed at all.

Anyway, the travel I am presenting today is a part of 6-episode TV series. Here is an info from wikipedia:


Six part television series in documentary style, from Impossible Pictures Limited, (the makers of Walking with Dinosaurs) which premiered on ITV on 22 July 2006 and on Animal Planet on 29 October 2006. Each episode is an hour long including commercial breaks.

The programme is narrated by David Jason and presented by Nigel Marven. The fictional component is the theme that Nigel goes back to various geological time periods through a time portal, and brings back live specimens of extinct animals back to the present day, where they are exhibited in a wildlife park named Prehistoric Park, which is a big area between high steep mountains and ocean (which serve to help confine any escapes) with varied environments. The name seems to be based on "Jurassic Park".

On the DVD of the series, the introduction says that "the events in these 6 episodes are largely to find the possibility of keeping animals from old geological periods alive in the modern world and later they may get breeding populations of more species".



PREHISTORIC PARK

I hope you will like travel around Prehistorc Park as much as I like it :)

LM

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hello :)

Postby LadyMacbeth » Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:25 pm

Hello :)

Today I would like to show you one Polish city in the south. It is called Katowice and it is a capital of Silesia region (where I am born and where I live). As every city in this world it has some good and bad sides as I have always thought. But someone made a movie called "wonderful city".
I wondered a lot about this name...maybe it is also a "wonderful city"...who knows? :roll:

Katowice - wonderful city

Soon more virtual travels of mine and ( as I hope ) I will read about your virtual travels, too :)

Yours faithfully,
LM

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hello :)

Postby LadyMacbeth » Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:50 pm

Hi :)

We have already been running across Sahara desert in this thread.
Today I want to show you a movie with trees inside total sand. How is it possible? Doth trees must have roots - how they can have them in this deep, moving layer of sand? How deep the layer of sand is? The answer for all these questions of mine is I DON'T KNOW. I have never been in Sahara desert :(
But I like it very much.
I hope you will like watching the movie below. Cause a movie from and about Marocco is really worthy watching it :)


ouarzazate morocco

PS. If you have any clues about water, sand and green palm trees inside the Sahara desert - let me know, please :)

Yours faithfully,
LM

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hello :)

Postby LadyMacbeth » Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:57 pm

Hi again for a moment:)

One little correction. I don't know how it happened that "Star Wars" music was put here :oops:
Sorry! Now you should see Maroccan video below with nice music :)

ouarzazate morocco

LM

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hi here :)

Postby LadyMacbeth » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:50 pm

Hello :)

Today we are travelling to China where we are taking morning exercises with young Chineese people.

People around the world, take the exercises with Chineese students, please :)

Stunning Morning Exercises at Chinese School

LM

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Postby LadyMacbeth » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:41 pm

Hello :)

Today I would like to show you a youtube.com video from a documentary I saw some days ago on Polish TV. It was made by one Brit who came to live in Nepal, who met there honey hunters and produced the documentary about them. Has anyone of you seen this movie?

The bees shown in this movie are ones of the most dangerous bee-tribes in the world.
However, because of the increasing interest both in watching working honey hunters (the most probably) and climbing these steepy rocks in order to experience something really thrilling and breath-taking -the bees are in danger.

Save the Nepali rock-bees then. Don't disturb them! Don't ruin their nests unneceserilly.
Don't watch these stupid and dangerous stunt shows! Better go and eat some bread instead. Or buy some cheap bananas.

honey hunter

Sincerely yours,
LM

PS1. Honey hunters have...bare feet (notice it!!!) bare feet when they are standing around millions of bees on the botchy ladders. Many of them have fallen down of course. They don't have to eat this honey at all. They have better things to eat too. I think, however (like the author of whole film), this is a need of showing off that pushes them to go so high.
And it is so dangerous of course... :(
To me - absolutely awful! :(

What do you think about honey hunters? :roll:

PS2. Youtube.com video has no sound of course. Just a picture. Pity.

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Postby marumani » Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:27 am

:lol: I would like to travel to Paris. The city of love. :D

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hello :)

Postby LadyMacbeth » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:16 pm

Hi :)

Yes ...Paris is a great place to travel.
I hope to be there one day at last... :roll:
I presented Paris in this plot, too.
Today, however I would like to show you one of many ...London ice-rinks. The ice rink nearby the museum of Natural History. Why? Cause actually I have got an info that there are lots of ice rinks in London and when you are in London in December - don't forget to visit London's ice rinks.

I hope in Paris many ice rinks too but as an English language learner I should write first about London -I think... :roll:

So... have a time of your life skating in London!

Now still virtually but soon.... hm...hm...hm... :roll:

Ice Rink - the Natural History Museum

Regards,
LM

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Postby LadyMacbeth » Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:29 am

Hi :)

Virtual travelling has its pros and cons. Cons first - there are many nice places in this world we would like to visit but we cannot (plenty of reasons of course):(.
Virtual travels have also many pros like - we can visit places we wouldn't like/cannot visit in reality.
One of such places is North Korea. Many bad things happen in North Korea and noone cares :(.
Has the world forgotten about North Korea and its people? :roll:

You can see a lot of youtube.com videos about North Korea. And choose "the best" one... North Korea is an example of how much evil the greed of power can do . :(

Inside North Korea

Regards - soon next virtual travels of mine ...:roll:
LM

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Postby LadyMacbeth » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:14 pm

Hi everyone:)

Today I am travelling virtually to Berlin where you can meet 1 year old polar bear KNUT.

He was rejected by his mother as a baby but thrives thanks to people.

Here is English language video about KNUT - already 1 year old...

Knut Polar Bear celebrates his Birthday

How do you like KNUT? he isn't as cute as he used to be few moments ago ... they say....

Soon next travels of mine :)
I hope you will join me here :)

LM

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hi again:)

Postby LadyMacbeth » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:22 pm

Hi - as you can hear in this short material Knut (as each hero) has its own blog :)
How nice :)

I have just found it to you, my dear readers :)
It is first in German but also in English :)

Thus together we can follow Knut's life :)

Knut's blog

I also want to say that the zoo-worker responsible for Knut obtained very important state award for his hard and well done job :)

Very nice, indeed :)

Congratulations for Berlin! :)

LM

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Re: where are you travelling virtually now?

Postby LadyMacbeth » Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:01 pm

Hi again :)

Hello - last time here I travelled somewhere around Marocco.
Today I would like to take you for a journey to ..Dakar. It is also in Africa.
As you know the famous race Paris-Dakar took place inside Sahara sands.
This year this famous race has been cancelled :(.
So today a virtual journey through Sahara sands... with the race participants.

Race To Dakar

By the way - what will be next year with Dakar race? Can you guess it ? :roll:

Thanks for your clues :)

Soon next travels :)
LM

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Re: where are you travelling virtually now?

Postby LadyMacbeth » Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:04 pm

ps. Ups... Marocco was at the end of site 9. Sorry! On page number 10 I was in Berlin to visit
Knut in the zoo. Sorry!

Next virtual travel of mine, however, will be either to China or to Kazahstan :)

It is quite sure :)

LM

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Re: where are you travelling virtually now?

Postby LadyMacbeth » Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:58 pm

Hi :)

Well... earlier I promised to take you for a journey into Kazahstan but I changed my mind and I am going to show you some Kenya - African country.
Today we are going for a safari there. As far as I remember I already travelled virtually to African safari but not lately and I hope not to Kenya. Soon next travels of mine.

PS. Well...first 2 mnutes of the video below are quite boring but then bit better. Really. Kazahstan and China soon :)

Safari in Kenya

LM

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Re: where are you travelling virtually now?

Postby LadyMacbeth » Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:11 pm

Hello for one moment more :)

Unfortunatelly I already travelled virtually to safari in ... Kenya. Hmmm... so I want to correct myself now and I am going to show you a piece of Lake Victoria. There are only few youtube.com videos about this incredible place :(. Lake Victoria lies on the western-south of Kenya. The lake borders with many countries. Only a little part of it appears in Kenya. Please, do more youtube.com videos about Lake Victoria. Thanks in advance :)

Lake Victoria

LM

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Re: where are you travelling virtually now?

Postby LadyMacbeth » Mon May 26, 2008 7:40 pm

Hi :)

Today I am travelling across the US in search of watching and understanding what are tornados.
Here we are... not so far from tornado...

US Tornado

LM


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