archive-com.com » COM » W » WORLDWIDEQUEST.COM

Total: 426

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • Worldwide Quest - Blog
    of Leatherwork Lacquerware Antiques Fabric Bandhini intricate tie dye technique Carpets Puppets Figurines Spices Jewellery Food Spices On our tour we ll mingle in the organized chaos with colourfully dressed residents of Jodhpur as you navigate through the surprises around every corner Locals share their welcoming smiles and reassuring hospitality as they sell you not just the items but also the stories behind them India has the longest continuous legacy of jewellery making anywhere Many years ago the status of wearing jewellery was so powerful that legislatures in some areas forbade wearing it by anyone but royalty Signature pieces include bangles thin bands of gold worn on the forehead earrings broaches chokers and gold rings It will be tough to pick just one Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress modestly as you shop and taste your way through this grandiose area In March the weather in this region will be around 25 C Click here for a detailed itinerary to help picture yourself in this spellbinding country Recent Articles Lynette Husum on Why would you ever want to go to India Hotels in South India You May Never Want to Leave Quest will be at the Festival of Birds From Vegas to the Copper Canyon on the Wings of a Small Reddish brown Bird Private Journey Testimonials Secrets of the Sound A Winter Birding Challenge Looking Back on Evolution Gone Wild in Madagascar Iceland an Unlikely Nation Going with the Floe Featured Photo Powder Puff plant taken by tour leader Glenn Barrett in Cuba We Want To Hear From You Have a travel tip or news item you want to share with us Please send us an email with the details and if we can credit you for providing us with the info Questions Ready to book

    Original URL path: http://worldwidequest.com/?page=lets_travel&id=49 (2016-04-24)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Worldwide Quest - Blog
    On Snaefellsnes Peninsula we board a fishing boat to sail to a small rocky island home to nesting Atlantic Puffins Northern Fulmars kittiwakes and eider ducks Seabirds swirl and dive into the sea and Parasitic Jaegers robbing fish from Arctic Terns is a frequent sight Puffins guard the entrances of their nest burrows Iceland s 3 000 000 Atlantic Puffins outnumber the human population about 10 to one Photographing European shorebirds on their breeding grounds is easy Eurasian Whimbrels Eurasian Oystercatchers Black tailed Godwits European Golden Plovers and other shorebirds are tame and are even present in small towns A day trip by ferry to the Hrisey Island bird sanctuary gives us a good chance of seeing Rock Ptarmigan amidst an abundance of native wildflowers With a diversity of northern habitats the beauty of Iceland s flora is both showy and subtle Our tour includes a visit to the Blue Lagoon for a warm swim if you wish a farm to see Icelandic horses the National Museum and other cultural attractions always within sight of the ocean or snow capped mountains A trip to Iceland is an invigorating adventure trip full of vivid memories and countless photographs Recent Articles Lynette Husum on Why would you ever want to go to India Hotels in South India You May Never Want to Leave Quest will be at the Festival of Birds From Vegas to the Copper Canyon on the Wings of a Small Reddish brown Bird Private Journey Testimonials Secrets of the Sound A Winter Birding Challenge Looking Back on Evolution Gone Wild in Madagascar Iceland an Unlikely Nation Going with the Floe Featured Photo Powder Puff plant taken by tour leader Glenn Barrett in Cuba We Want To Hear From You Have a travel tip or news item you want to

    Original URL path: http://worldwidequest.com/?page=lets_travel&id=48 (2016-04-24)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Worldwide Quest - Blog
    the hillside We walked past ancient farms and saw rural Galicia at work cows with bells around their necks either grazing in fields or being led home to be milked chickens wandering in the road honey for sale and chestnuts and walnuts spread out on the road to dry The passing scene and the pilgrims walking through it could have been from a century earlier and not 2013 Although our purpose here as pilgrims is a humble one we have dined on the best of traditional Galician food fish potato omelettes soups made from lentils beans or from berza a type of cabbage plant that is seen in every garden we passed empanadas beef stews pulpo or octopus fresh cheese and honey tarts made of chestnuts or almonds and flan The distance from farm to table has been small Galicia is a mountainous region and its weather is rapidly changeable The winds carry the clouds through quickly and the rain that has appeared has moved on just as fast Happily significant rains have occurred only when we have finished walking for the day No place we passed was windier than the Castro de Castromeior a centuries old hill fort constructed by the Celts to resist Roman invasions From that hilltop we could see an almost 360 degree panorama obviously the main attraction of the site but few trees were able to cling to the soil on that hill and it must have provided a hard existence for its occupants By now we are over the hardest of our adjustments to the physical challenges of walking each day and we take time to appreciate the natural beauty of Galicia as we pass through forests of oak birch and pine and now eucalyptus It is surprisingly reassuring to know that the paths

    Original URL path: http://worldwidequest.com/?page=lets_travel&id=47 (2016-04-24)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Worldwide Quest - Blog
    for Great Bustards as the males employ their foam bath courtship displays Spain is also a stronghold for raptors in the mountains of Monfragüe west of Toledo we have a good chance of seeing the formidable Spanish Imperial Eagle whose nest we have spotted in the past and the Eurasian Black Vulture which is found here in greater numbers than anywhere else in Europe We will also keep an eye out for migrant birds that are just passing through Spain owing to its proximity to Africa Spain has the distinction of acting as a funnel for many migrants heading to northern Europe while avoiding a perilous crossing over the broad expanse of the Mediterranean Sea farther to the east 2 The landscapes As we travel the countryside we ll notice how it has an appealing pastoral quality that seems at once managed and natural We ll see treed areas known as dehesas which derive from centuries old agricultural practices that maintain the natural scaffold of indigenous woodland often while simultaneously serving as pasture for livestock The secret to their appearance often lies in the production of cork Cork is derived from the Cork Oak s bark which grows so thickly upon the trunk that a portion of it can be harvested periodically without causing harm to the tree This sustainable form of agriculture has a very beneficial side effect for wildlife because extensive areas of indigenous Cork Oak trees must be maintained for ongoing cork production This means that numerous woodland birds and mammals continue to inhabit these areas including such rarities as the Iberian Lynx and more common species such as Wild Boar Dehesas also play host to a wide variety of wildlfowers many of which should be in bloom at the time of our visit A visit to

    Original URL path: http://worldwidequest.com/?page=lets_travel&id=46 (2016-04-24)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Worldwide Quest - Blog
    your culinary tour Every meal offers new and insightful teachings so it s best to write things down We recommend always writing down tips for storing herbs and sauces that aren t usually in your kitchen That way you re sure to keep everything fresh and safe to eat especially Tip 2 Take a photo of your finished dishes The fond memories are priceless and the visual inspiration will help you recreate the dish The most important thing to remember when photographing food sunny natural light is the best to create glistening results Do not use your built in flash Tip 3 Be a show off Once you return home from your trip your friends will be itching to hear all of your interesting stories Why not host a get together and show off your favourite dish of the trip Remember to pair it with your favourite traditional Vietnamese beverage There are still spots left on our 2014 Culinary Tour of Vietnam Request a detailed itinerary here Recent Articles Lynette Husum on Why would you ever want to go to India Hotels in South India You May Never Want to Leave Quest will be at the Festival of Birds From Vegas to the Copper Canyon on the Wings of a Small Reddish brown Bird Private Journey Testimonials Secrets of the Sound A Winter Birding Challenge Looking Back on Evolution Gone Wild in Madagascar Iceland an Unlikely Nation Going with the Floe Featured Photo Powder Puff plant taken by tour leader Glenn Barrett in Cuba We Want To Hear From You Have a travel tip or news item you want to share with us Please send us an email with the details and if we can credit you for providing us with the info Questions Ready to book Call 1 800

    Original URL path: http://worldwidequest.com/?page=lets_travel&id=45 (2016-04-24)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Worldwide Quest - Blog
    a sooty grey head and dark beady eyes encircled in red tissue that lend it a quizzical appearance a forked tail and a striking black white and grey wing pattern that all combine to make it singularly attractive And its behaviour is also quite peculiar It is the world s only gull that forages exclusively at night I jumped to my feet and quickly stepped outside onto the upper deck to get a better look at it With the assistance of the faint glow from the lights at the ship s bow I was able to discern the unique plumage pattern with binoculars Indeed it was this bird that I looked forward to seeing It flew alongside us for over an hour occasionally dipping down to the water for what I could only assume was one of its preferred food items of small fish or squid that frequent the water s surface at night Perhaps our vessel s lights made it easier for the gull to see its prey and this could be the reason it was following us I watched in wonder for over an hour The gull was still following us and foraging when I finally went to bed after 11 o clock We would have the opportunity for much better views of Swallow tailed Gulls during daylight hours and in a variety of situations in the coming days As with most Galapagos wildlife they are rather fearless and allow for close up views thereby providing an intimate portrait of their lives We would witness and photograph various courtship behaviours incubation young and fluffy babies older and almost independent young confrontations with each other and other species and birds in flight The Swallow tailed Gull is just one of the many fine sightings one can make in the

    Original URL path: http://worldwidequest.com/?page=lets_travel&id=44 (2016-04-24)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Worldwide Quest - Blog
    Rushdie s Midnight s Children awarded the best Booker Prize winner of all time An event from a person s past gains meaning for that person s present only when it is filtered through memory and incorporated into the overall story of that person s life I told you the truth Saleem to Padma I say yet again Memory s truth because memory has its own special kind It selects eliminates alters exaggerates minimizes glorifies and vilifies also but in the end it creates its own reality its heterogeneous but usually coherent versions of events and no sane human being ever trusts someone else s version more than his own Maybe India teaches us as much about humanity in general as it does about itself Join Worldwide Quest President Lewie Gonsalves in January to discover this land of colour and wisdom Click here Recent Articles Lynette Husum on Why would you ever want to go to India Hotels in South India You May Never Want to Leave Quest will be at the Festival of Birds From Vegas to the Copper Canyon on the Wings of a Small Reddish brown Bird Private Journey Testimonials Secrets of the Sound A Winter Birding Challenge Looking Back on Evolution Gone Wild in Madagascar Iceland an Unlikely Nation Going with the Floe Featured Photo Powder Puff plant taken by tour leader Glenn Barrett in Cuba We Want To Hear From You Have a travel tip or news item you want to share with us Please send us an email with the details and if we can credit you for providing us with the info Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map TICO Reg 2667946 Sign Up

    Original URL path: http://worldwidequest.com/?page=lets_travel&id=43 (2016-04-24)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Worldwide Quest - Blog
    in Sichuan widely known as Père David 1869 This was also the area combed by the great naturalist explorers Rock Wilson and Andrews The botanist E H Wilson hailed this region as home to the richest temperate flora in the world and a centre of diversity for many animals Scientists continue to discover new species and the region is now the last refuge for many species that once ranged more widely Our journey will take us to see Giant Pandas and learn about the efforts to restore the wild populations At Tangjiahe Nature Reserve we will look for some amazing wildlife such as the Tibetan Takin Chinese Muntjak Rhesus Macaque and the famous Golden Pheasant In Jiuzhaigou we will spend time with a Tibetan family one quarter of all Tibetans live in western Sichuan as well as explore the fairlyland of lakes and mountains and abundant wildlife that make up this World Heritage Site At Baihe Nature Reserve we will have a chance to see Golden Snub nosed Monkeys and at Ruoergai spend time on the expansive Tibetan Plateau Looking back in one of my travel journals I wrote We know immediately when we have reached the high plateau The winding mountain road unravels into a straight line The jags and bumps in the landscape flatten out and the sky expands opening all around us It has a familiar feel for those of us raised on flat prairie land a full circle point of view But the quality of light is different being filtered through a thinner atmosphere It is here we will hope to see the Black necked Crane I am so looking forward to this journey and to meeting those of you who will choose to join me You may request a detailed itinerary here UPDATE This departure

    Original URL path: http://worldwidequest.com/?page=lets_travel&id=42 (2016-04-24)
    Open archived version from archive



  •