Ok. Let’s face it and be honest. If given the right tools, the right director, the right editors, maybe a lot of photoshop skills, and the right budget, any place in the face of the planet can look great and leave you drooling with thoughts of “I wanna go there!”. This is what advertisements lead us to believe, yadi yada yada…But since we’re on the subject of honesty here, I’m going to be honest and confess that I’m a total sucker for these ads.Given that I’ve said that, I’ve compiled the 5 places I’d visit in a heartbeat based on their tourism ads. Hail the advertising Gods and all that! Take a look at them though, and tell me what you think. Or maybe you could give me some better ones (with links and video please as the traveler in me is always on the lookout for some more places to explore).In, no particular order, here they are: 1. New Zealand– I’ll be sentimental and admit the song makes me teary-eyed. Enough said.2. Australia– Although fortunate enough to have seen it, the perfect shade of the water in this ad always gets me, and the beers and the girls don’t hurt either ☺3. Dubai– I want to see that interesting looking building, and take a whiff of those spices too.4. Greece– Again, its something about the water that compels me to visit Greece, and the party scene from the ad doesn’t look half-bad either.5. Israel– Nothing beats a tourism ad that makes you laugh.Do you agree with me? What are your own favorites? Please share! Happy weekend everyone!
One thing people always remember if they hear the word “shark” is that sharks are vicious man eaters, fearsome, have sharp teeth, and are killers. But what we don’t know about sharks is they don’t attack solely because of hunger. They can in fact live for many months without eating. Divers or surfboarders are primarily attacked because of their search for prey. A surfer in a surfboard seems like a sea lion or a seal to a shark, while divers in their black wet suits looks like just other prey to them.
Sharks attack humans when they are provoked or agitated. Also, sharks are attracted to bright colors, splashing waters, and vibrations. One of the most abundant places that contain sharks is the waters of Australia.
Australian waters are said to be populated with different species of sharks, such as the Grey Nurse Sharks and Speartooth Sharks which are both critically endangered species. There are also the Northern River Shark, Whale Shark, and Great White Shark. Shark attacks are actually insignificant compared to the total 120,000 deaths in Australia annually. It would only average to one death per year.
Here are some tips to avoid a possible shark attack.
- Avoid wearing bright clothes like yellow and orange. These colors will definitely attract sharks.
- Please do not entice or tease sharks.
- Sharks have a very good sense of smell, and are easily attracted to the smell of blood. So if you injure yourself, get out of the water immediately. And for women who happen to have their period, for your own sake stay out of the water.
- Murky waters should be avoided.
- Gut feeling is always the best preventive measure. If you feel something isn’t fine then try not to go in to the water. And if you feel something brush you, get out of the water and check it out. A lot of shark attacks lack the sensation of being bitten. Even scientists can’t explain why.
- Be aware of the fishes and turtles around you. If they started to act erratic, then it’s likely there’s a shark in the area.
Now who wouldn’t want to see an actual Australian shark? I know I would, if I win this Australian Holiday. I stumbled upon this contest that gives away a free business class airfare to Australia together with a 7-night stay in a high-end hotel. But I don’t want to have this opportunity all to myself; I want all of us to have a chance to experience the thrill of winning this luxurious event by Qantas and Luxury Link. If you want to join the contest as well, you can click in this area. It’s worth a try.
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