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Kuwait

Kuwait, home to one of the oldest and most corners of the world-disputed, is best described as a city-state. The growing capital, Kuwait City, is like a magnet: in fact, has been attracting people from within the Bedouin of Arabia, in search of the sea breeze and an escape from recurrent drought, for centuries. Today the metropolis remains an oasis in a land of desert plains, but rather the cultural and epicurean. Excellent museums, a corniche adorned with extravagant hairstyles beaches and restaurants, modern shopping complexes and marinas, and long, lazy retreats at new beach mark the experience of Kuwait City. West of the city of Kuwait is Al Jahara, unfortunately, known for the violence that took place there Iraqi troops retreated during the Gulf War.

Enter a project to build glitzy and another is almost possible to overlook the invasion of Iraq – almost but not quite. A decade has passed, but the Kuwaitis still smarting from the devastating experience and there are many visible reminders of the war (high security around hotels and museums dedicated to the invasion). As such, it is surprising to find that there is little overt animosity between the Kuwaitis and their northern neighbors.

Outside Kuwait City there are few attractions, except in the stations along the coast. The tourist development of the historic island of Failaka is still in the planning stage, desert plains are engaged in oil drilling and, with the exception of Mutla Ridge, there are few distinctive landforms. That said, there is always something to see in a desert, with a little patience and an eye for detail when it comes to the issue of camping ritual, the people of Kuwait have many points of both.

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With its historic triple towers is on a ledge clean, accessible, world-class aquarium and some excellent museums, stunning pieces of architecture sea and land, malls and markets to please the most discerning of buyers or eclectic and a selection of restaurants to whet the appetite of the fussiest palates, Kuwait City is a sophisticated and interesting destination in its own right. Add to its monuments and a layer terrible modern history, the effects resonate invisible under the surface, and not enough to keep everyone, but Old Avatar dedicated intrigued by several days.

Namibia

Situated between the Kalahari and the South Atlantic, Namibia has a huge potential as one of the youngest countries in Africa. Besides having an amazing diversity of cultures and national origins, Namibia is a photographer’s dream – which features wild landscapes, rugged mountains, deserts solitary, impressive wildlife, colonial cities and room for maneuver is limited practically illegal.

A predominantly arid country, Namibia can be divided into four main topographical regions: the Namib Desert and the coastal plains in the west, the central plateau to the east, sloping, the Kalahari border with South Africa and Botswana and savannah woodland of the Kavango and Caprivi. Despite its harsh climate, Namibia has some of the largest national parks in the world, ranging from wildlife-rich Etosha National Park in northwestern Namibia, in the dunes and desert plains of the Namib -Naukluft west of Namibia. Windhoek, in the Central Highlands, is the country’s geographical heart and nerve center of trade, with an ethnic mix of people, while surfers and beach lovers will not want to lose Swakopmund.

Namibia is one of those dream places that ask the question whether something so visually orgasmic could actually exist. Time and space are less suitable here. Landscapes collide. The experiences accumulate. View a lion stalking its prey in Etosha endless plain. Fly a giant dune on a sand board. Spend a night alone in the desert under a sky full of stars that can not differentiate between the constellations.

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Etosha National Park, the “Great White Place of Dry Water”, taken at approximately 20, 000 square kilometers around its namesake, the great Etosha Pan and greenish white. This large park protects 114 species of mammals and 340 species of birds, 16 reptiles and amphibians, one fish species and countless insects.