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How to trek to Everest Base Camp

Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since 1920. The exploits of legends like George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put the huge mountain on the map, thousands of people have followed, making huge sacrifices – many with their lives – in their own attempts at the summit.

But today, the trek to Everest Base Camp has become an achievable goal for people from all walks of life who want a hint of the world’s highest peak. In 2012, between 35,000 and 37,000 people marched in the Everest region.

What’s it like trekking to Everest Base Camp?

Aside from stunning scenery, travelers in the region can experience unique Sherpa culture visiting monasteries and museums along the way. The days are full of walking for the sheer pleasure of it, past prayer wheels through colorful and swing bridges out of an Indiana Jones movie, while nights are rewarded with a hot meal and a conversation with people like-minded around the fire in the dining room.


The heady mix of natural beauty, fascinating culture and a sense of personal achievement and the Nepalese warm hospitality, makes the Everest Base Camp Trek one of the world’s most unforgettable.

When I have to make the trip?

From March to May and September to December. It gets hot in May, just before the monsoon season, be prepared for possible rain. Reaches zero temperatures in December, but the days are still beautiful and there is a smaller number of hikers (but remember to cherish the evenings).

Where to Surf in Los Angeles

surf laWhether you are getting around board for the first time or you are an experienced pilot in search of better waves of Los Angeles, there is something for everyone. Beginners can learn to surf with waves smooth and consistent, while experts can lead to big things. No matter what level you are, you’ll want to check out these sites legendary surf and dive in U.S. surf culture.

Zuma Beach

Zuma Beach is located at the north end of Malibu and stretches almost two kilometers. Wait waters, significant waves and local audiences. 3000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu
Malibu Beach (Surfrider Beach)

How can you talk about surfing in Los Angeles without mentioning Malibu? The iconic Surfrider beach is practically where surf culture was born. Think long breaks, lazy and winds ideal point. Is the beach for those who say they are surfers, and wants to prove it. Make these waves and that has made it a point that you are a professional. 23050 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

Topanga Beach

For adventurous beginners, Topanga Beach waves are slightly easier to fall in longboard and perfect for the beginner. The only drawback: the conditions are so ideal that you might have to compete with a lot of good wave surfers. 18700 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

Venice Beach

People here know it’s a little strange, but then again, the waves on the beach in Venice offer smooth rides that are perfect for beginners. Besides, there’s no better place to relax after browsing the famous Venice Boardwalk. 3100-2700 Ocean Front Walk, Venice

Manhattan Beach

One of the best beaches for winter riding, Manhattan Beach takes the cake for surfing big waves (and quick-products). Expect big waves and ideal opportunities to practice their antennae. 400-500 The Strand, Manhattan Beach

Hermosa Beach

One of the most modern in the beaches of Los Angeles, Bella Beach has some of the best waves in the area, although sometimes the water can be colder than you’d expect for the California climate (consider a wetsuit). The break is best at low tide and during the fall and winter. Bella Avenue and 33rd Street, Hermosa Beach

Brazil Public Holidays 2017


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Brazilian public holiday are observed nationwide. However, many states and cities in Brazil have their own holidays also. Brazil holidays are legislated at the federal, state and municipal.

Some Christian festivals are observed as holidays in this country. The other holidays are derived from certain important events happened with Brazilian history.

Brazil Holidays 2017

Below is the calculation of public holiday in Brazil for the year 2017. Note that this is not a Brazil’s official calendar of holidays. Therefore, we do not and can not guarantee the accuracy of Brazil 2017 calendar holidays available.

New Year’s Day
Ano Novo
The first day of the year according to Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday, 1 January 2017

Carnaval e Quarta-feira de Cinzas
Carnivals on two days preceding Ash Wednesday.
Monday, 11 February 2017
Tuesday, 12 February 2017

Ash Wednesday
40 days before Easter, not counting Sundays.
Wednesday, 13 February 2017

Good Friday
Sexta-feira Santa
Commemorates the cruxifixion of Jesus Christ.
Friday, 29 March 2017

Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Sunday, 1 April 2017

Tiradentes’ Day
Commemorates the anniversary of a national martyr – Tiradentes – in 1792.
Sunday, 21 April 2017

Labour Day
Dia do Trabalho
Celebrates the achievements of the workers and the labour movement.
Wednesday, 1 May 2017

Corpus Christi
A day to honor the Eucharist
2nd Thursday after Whitsun
Thursday, 30 May 2017

Independence Day
Dia da Independencia
Celebrates Brazil’s Independence from Portugal in 1822.
Saturday, 7 September 2017

Our Lady of Aparecida
Nossa Senhora de Aparecida
Commemorates Virgin Mary as Patron Saint of Brazil.
Saturday, 12 October 2017

All Souls Day
Dia de Finados
Commemorates the faithful departed.
Saturday, 2 November 2017

Proclamation of the Republic Day
Proclamacao da Republica
Commemorates the proclamation of Brazillian Republic in 1889.
Friday, 15 November 2017

Christmas Day
Celebrates the birthday of Jesus Christ
Wednesday, 25 December 2017

Surfers’ New Paradise

surfer girlsA world first wave pool is scheduled to be built on the Gold Coast thanks to an agreement between a company owned Kelly Slater and more global fund manager of coastal development of nine billion dollars Maddison Estate. The pool sits on a park surf prototype proposed by LM Investment Management and could sit in the residential community of 118 hectares, designed according to the company has planned for the coast.

If successful, it will provide a “utopia” for surfers to 20 kilometers from the beach, and could pip Ipswich to the post for the first continuous wave into the world. LM Project director Luke Barnett said the company had signed a memorandum of

“Stay Maddison has land and infrastructure needed to successfully integrate this important tourist attraction in the development,” he said.” It is a victory for surfers and a victory for the Gold Coast. “Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale has also expressed interest in building the tourist attraction of several million dollars in your region.

Mr Barnett said consistency would be the biggest drawcard wave park and was attractive enough to compete with the real deal breaks that first made the famous coastline. Maddison residential community located in the northern corridor of the Gold Coast growth and the project is being delivered by LM on behalf of investors in the funds LM.

Kelly Slater Wave Company is a technology and licensing surf destination founded by world champion surfer Kelly Slater in 2006.