Close Up in Nature in Melbourne

Melbourne is not all about the hustle bustle of city life. It is also blessed with beautiful landscapes from tranquil forests to staggering cliffs that are specially crafted by mother nature. Therefore, let yourself submerge into the beauty of Melbourne’s finest nature attractions, by going through the enthralling exploration in these four magnificent places.

 

  • Sherbrooke Forest

As a part of Dandenong Ranges National Park, Sherbrooke Forest lies at an altitude of 220-500 m, 40 kilometers east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.   It was the home to the Eucalyptus regnans , which is the tallest flowering plant in the world. Aside from its function as conservation center, there are a lot of activities that you can do in the area of Sherbrooke Forest. If you are a cyclist, try the 1 in 20 bike lane, where it is named as Melbourne’s popular climbs since it has challenging obstacles. The ride passes through fern gullies and grassy forest, and end to the appealing hilltop village of Sassafras.

Meanwhile for the family-friendly activities, the Eastern Sherbrooke Forest Walk is an easy trail route that encompasses of 6,6 kilometers of length. Take your kids for a morning walk, and introduce them to nature as they can witness various vegetation of plants, ferns, and vegetable growing during World War II. Moreover, if you are lucky, exotic animals such as wombats, samp wallaby, possums, and owl may greet you during your walk. Lastly, to end your adventure, top it off by sharing meal together with your family and closest friends at Grants Picnic Ground.

  • Cloudehill Garden

Still located in Dandenong Ranges, Cloudehill Garden is a unique concept of garden that combining art and natures at the same place. Feel the classic ambience of old European garden landscape, as various of trees, plants, and flowerbeds are neatly placed. With many areas to be explore, Cloudehill Garden offers various         photo spots that surely will elevate your Instagram feeds. For its iconic attraction, visit The Maple Court, where there are two gigantic maple trees standing strong since 1928. The garden is constructed around them. The Gallery Walk is a hidden gem with immersing types of roses like Scotch briars and Rosa spinosissima . Watch as it starts blooming from spring to early summer, with hints of cool sculpture collections scattered everywhere in the garden which should not be missed.

  • Sandringham Cliffs

Feel the warm breeze, sunny weather, at the bayside in Sandringham. Back in the days, Sandringham was originally known as “Gypsy Village” that is nothing more than a fishing village. Fast forward to the present time, Sandringham is a lively suburb with plenty of palm trees along its street. Situated on the opposite of Sandringham Hotel, there is a famous landmark known as band rotunda located on a clifftop overlooking the beach. Surrounded by palm trees, lawns and gardens, the scenic views are breathtaking as you can see endless ocean view from the top.

 

  • Alfred Nicholas Garden

Admire the seasonal highlights in Alfred Nicholas Garden. Whether you come in spring, summer, autumn, or winter, the scenery of Alfred Nicholas Garden is always mesmerizing to see, where each landscapes are wisely forming into colorful paintings created by nature. Watch as golden leaves scatter on the ground during autumn filling the lake with vibrant colors, or witness the blossoming of cherries flowers the spring comes which made Alfred Nicholas Gardens as a beautiful spots to take pictures. Open from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm every day, the garden itself is also equipped with linking paths that take you beneath the canopy of the Mountain Ash trees. Walk down to the picturesque lake and set picnic by the boathouse. In addition, Alfred Nicholas Garden provides wide area of spaces to rent as wedding venue. If you’re interested, do contact the official website for further information.

Whether you are a nature lover or you like to have your wedding photoshoot in Melbourne, reach out to us at askus@ladyredot.com and we will be happy to help you plan!

 


 Hello, I’m Jenica from Indonesia.  As a law student in progress, studying law can sometimes become really boring.  That’s why I always like to wander around and exploring new, unusual places to relieve some tension.  I also like to capture my experience through lenses and especially from writing, because it helps me to create memories that will last forever, yet it can also enjoy by a lot of people.  Meanwhile, if I don’t have time to travel, you can find me easily at the markets while trying delicious street foods from various local food stalls.  Nasi goreng, rendang, and martabak are my all time favourite that will never be replaced with anything. For me, diet always starts tomorrow so  let’s enjoy the life to the fullest!  If you want to know more about me, drop me an email now.

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Best Backdrop for Photoshoot in Melbourne

The best way to stole every photographer’s heart is by taking them to places that have great spots for capturing pictures. Combining serene nature landscapes with vibrant diverse attractions, Melbourne offers plenty of places to choose from for adding those fresh feeds on your Instagram. Just get your camera and prepare yourself to hunt down since we present you six cool places in Melbourne that have the best backdrop for photoshoot. Have a great time wandering around!

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  1. Brighton Beach

Brighton is one of Melbourne’s most exclusive suburbs, located only 11 km from south-east of Melbourne’s central business district. With abundant amount of sunshine, golden sands, and strong breezy waves, no wonder it is always full by the visitors during weekend. For seeing its famous photo spot, head to Port Philip Bay where you can find 82 vibrant bathing boxes that have been existed since hundreds of years ago.   Constructed in Victorian architectural style, these bathing boxes are set up lining the foreshore at Brighton Beach. Each of those bathing boxes are decorated differently with the other, so there are no same looks can be found. You can choose whatever bathing boxes you like and simply reminiscing yourself back to the old times from posing pictures at there.

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  1. Flinders Railway Station

As Melbourne’s famous city’s landmark attraction, it is a must to spend some time for visiting Flinders Railway Station. In fact, this 100 year old train terminus is still known as doing its function to connect the city’s north and south part, making it as one of the city’s famous meeting places. Built in 1854, Flinder Railways Station comprises of highly historical architectural values under the influence of classic Renaissance style. Don’t forget to take some shoots under the tall clock tower since generations of Melburnians have deemed this iconic clocks for a long time, and using it as their meeting point by starting the expression of “meet me under the Clocks”.

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  1. Laneway Alley

Explore Melbourne like locals by taking a stroll to the main streets and dig through into Melbourne’s varieties of laneways. It is a city’s labyrinths filled with hidden surprises, where you will discover lots of food scenes, from high-end dining, late night bites, until humble family restaurants that serve great cuisines that feasts your eyes and appetite. Start off from Flinders Lane, where you can have a taste of exotic cuisines from India and Peru, then later head on to little Chinatown’s in Bourke Street for having a nice succulent xiao long bao. Those streets have a lot of great moments to be captured, especially if you are interested in food-photography.

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  1. Hosier Lane

Hosier Lane is one of the famous laneway in Melbourne for its colorful street arts and graffiti. Pointed as the icon of Melbourne’s youth generations, the laneway showcase itself as a center hub of local and international artists to express their feelings through arts.   Take in to the wonderful journey of looking through fascinating colors, shapes, and characters from stencils and paste-ups until complicated installations. It made every picture taken in here are screaming exciting stories to tell. Since the arts are always changing, do visit Hosier Lane more than once, because every visit to Hosier Lane will never be the same.

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  1. The Docklands

Adjacent to the Melbourne’s Central Business District, Docklands is an integrated area of government offices that is famous for the home of several Melbourne’s modern landmarks. Along with high density housing and the busy lifestyle of a metropolitan city, Docklands offers many attractions that hardly to be miss. The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel is a great spot to capture Melbourne city skyline in a different perspective of height. On the other hand, for those who are interested in modern sculptures, visiting Monument Park at New Quay will give an interesting backdrop to your photos. Lastly, when the game is on, capture every swift movements of those football players in Etihad Stadium, especially during the Australian Football League.

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  1. Carlton Gardens

Carlton Garden is a perfect oasis of natures in the middle of the city. Enlisted as a World Heritage Site, Carlton Garden is an escape place to unwind and settle down from the hustle bustle of city life. This 26-hectare site are neatly decorated with various trees such as English oaks, cedars, conifers, and combined with beautiful flower beds. Best time to visit is during the fall season, since you can witness the falling leaves while strolling around with your loved ones. The garden has a romantic ambience that hard to resist when it comes on taking couple photos together.

If you are thinking of out-of-box pre-wedding photoshoot, we can help to link you up with a local photographer, a makeup artist and pick the locations for you too! All you need to do is to askus@ladyredot.com.


dsc_4705-jpg Hello, I’m Jenica from Indonesia.  As a law student in progress, studying law can sometimes become really boring.  That’s why I always like to wander around and exploring new, unusual places to relieve some tension.  I also like to capture my experience through lenses and especially from writing, because it helps me to create memories that will last forever, yet it can also enjoy by a lot of people.  Meanwhile, if I don’t have time to travel, you can find me easily at the markets while trying delicious street foods from various local food stalls.  Nasi goreng, rendang, and martabak are my all time favourite that will never be replaced with anything. For me, diet always starts tomorrow so  let’s enjoy the life to the fullest!  If you want to know more about me, drop me an email now.

Bucket Lists: Must Try Activities for Adventurous Hearts

Going on an adventure is unquestionably good for you physically, mentally and emotionally. It’s a unique way to travel and appreciate the beauty of the world. If you haven’t created your 2017 trip itinerary, considering doing it the adventurous way.

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Shark Dives
Irrespective of the type of sharks you’ll be swimming with —hammerhead sharks, reef sharks, white tip sharks or the gentle giant whale sharks—dipping in the water with even just one shark takes a lot of courage and is not for the faint-hearted.

However, the activity is as rewarding as it is risky, and is certainly a unique way to respect and appreciate marine life, specifically sharks, which usually spell menace to some people. Lucky for those who’d love to give this a try, this activity is available in a lot of places. You can do this in Mexico, Bahamas, Philippines, South Africa, Costa Rica, Maldives, Fiji, North Carolina and of course, most places in Australia.

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Adventure Caving
Not for the claustrophobic, this activity requires one to not only be physically fit but also mentally committed. With headlamps as your only source of light (99% of the time), you’ll have to squeeze your way through tight and moist places, and you have to be ready for unexpected bumps.

After gruelling hours in dark passages, caverns decorated with beautiful rocks or breathtaking waterfalls usually, will cap the trip with so much satisfaction. If you want to see the beauty of the underworld, New Zealand, Belize, Vietnam, China, Slovenia, Malaysia, Philippines, Austria, Iceland, France, Italy, Mexico, Scotland, Venezuela, USA, and South Africa are all famous for their mysterious caves.

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Hiking and Trekking
Hiking and trekking can take hours, or even days depending on your trail, so stopovers are necessary to regain your momentum. Both require a lot of stamina and preparation as you’ll not only be walking for a long time, you also have to be ready for heat or cold depending on where you are. The rewards you reap from these activities are many, from the scenic views to the quiet and still moment with nature.

If you want to hit the road less traveled, try the best trails in the world: Queen Charlotte Track (New Zealand), Bay of Fires (Australia), Chilkoot Trail (Alaska), Fitz Roy Trek (Argentina), Kungsleden (Sweden), Tonquin Valley (Canada), Croagh Patrick (Ireland), Kalalau Trail (Hawaii), and Mountain of the Moon (Uganda).

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Skydiving
While jumping out of a plane and freefalling from thousands of feet above may be something you’d never do even when it’s the only way to survive, skydiving can be very fulfilling especially to those who want to challenge their fear of heights. If your guts (and budget) allow you, try skydiving in Palm Jumeirah (Dubai), Livingstone (Zambia), and Cairns (Australia).

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Heli-ski
This is perhaps the least famous one on the list, as there are only a limited number of spots that offer this kind of adventure. Also, the ski equipment you need and the helicopter ride mean this activity does not come cheap. To heli-ski, a helicopter takes you to a remote snow mountain so you can ski or snowboard downhill. If you like to get that adrenaline rush while you slide downhill, try heli-skiing in Japan, Switzerland, British Columbia, Russia, and even India.

If you are ready for the adventure of your lifetime, we are ready for you! Allow LadyRedot plan your adventures in 2017 and create a lifelong worth of memories for you. Have a chat with us at askus@LadyRedot.com.


mish

Mish worked as a travel expert, customer service specialist and a communications trainer in the past. After working for eight years straight since she graduated, she decided to give up her corporate job. She now focuses on her 4-year old son, works as a freelance writer and a real estate assistant. She is a sun-worshipper, a water baby, and an earth warrior. And oh, she’s tiny but she is an Olympic-level glutton. Let her bring your tummy around the globe! You can reach her at LinkedIn.

The Best Eco-friendly Hotels

With an aim to imbibe sustainability in their day-to-day operations, the number of eco-friendly hotels and resorts around the world is on the rise. Here, we have listed wonderful properties around the world that have taken initiatives to save mother earth:

Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort, Belize
The property takes the simplest form of sustainability by growing its own organic garden, composting its scrap fruits and vegetables and making rugs out of its old towels and linens. The layout of the property minimised the cutting down of trees during its construction. It also offers diving adventures that minimise the effect of human interaction with nature.

Hix Island House, Puerto Rico
This property uses energy from solar panels. It also returns rainwater and the clean and filtered wastewater from its baths and washing machines back to the environment. The management does not allow distracting gadgets like television sets and cell phones and encourages its guests to allow nature to entertain them, instead.

Chumbe Island Coral Park Eco-bungalows, Tanzania
The property’s architectural design has nearly zero impact on the environment. Aside from deriving its energy from solar panels, its environmental efforts include saving rainwater, composting toilets, and vegetative greywater filtration. They only offer seven bungalows so the place is not noisy and crowded.

The Whitepod Resort, Switzerland
Guests stay in igloo-shaped pods that are built in strategic places that make it possible for guests to connect with nature. The temperature in each igloo is maintained by the use of wood-burning stoves, and the guests enjoy comfortable organic bedding. And oh, getting to your pod from the reception desk means walking for 20-30 minutes so you get to enjoy the view!

Hangaroa Eco Village and Spa, Chile
This property is built using tree branches, clay, and volcanic rock. It recycles its water and has a design that maximises natural light. The best part? Most of the staff members are Rapa Nui, the natives of Easter Island.

Puri Dajuma, Indonesia
This property aims to have zero marine pollution. It also composts its organic waste and recycles glass and plastic. It minimises the use of energy and uses rainwater and catchment.

The Proximity Hotel, United States of America
The hotel boasts almost a hundred sustainable practices. It uses solar panels to heat its water, its bistro bar is made of salvaged walnut trees that came down due to storm, its guestroom shelving is made from 100% post-industrial recycled wood pulp, it recycled 87% of its construction waste, and the property provides bicycles to its guests, to name a few.

Campi Ya Kanzi, Kenya
During the construction of this property, they made sure to leave the surrounding vegetation untouched. The guests’ tents have grass thatch roofing and are elevated on a wooden platform. Its facilities include a 3-chambered wastewater management system, 120 solar panels, and recycling bins for solid waste. The property has a supply of shampoo, soap, and laundry detergent that are made of biodegradable chemicals.

El Nido Resorts, Philippines
The management invested in a sewage treatment plan that guarantees no harmful wastewater makes its way to the sea. It also segregates its solid wastes and composts its organic wastes. Solar panels and rainwater catchment are also installed to conserve resources.

Allawah Retreat, Australia
This property supports the conservation of its surrounding outback bush. It also makes sure to source its food locally to reduce the carbon footprint from transportation. It composts its waste food and is committed to educating its staff to always apply green practices.

There is indeed a budding concern on environmental conservation. With the help of hotel proprietors, it is possible for travellers to appreciate different places while keeping their impact on the environment at a minimum. Do you agree with me? Please share your thoughts with us at the comments below.


 

mish

Mish worked as a travel expert, customer service specialist and a communications trainer in the past. After working for eight years straight since she graduated, she decided to give up her corporate job. She now focuses on her 4-year old son, works as a freelance writer and a real estate assistant. She is a sun-worshipper, a water baby, and an earth warrior. And oh, she’s tiny but she is an Olympic-level glutton. Let her bring your tummy around the globe! You can reach her at LinkedIn.

10 horror movies location around the world

If you are the type that rather enjoys the haunted houses, or eager to explore the real shooting locations of your favourite scary movies, then scroll down, as we walk you to the famous horror movie scenes worldwide.

Touring around Spain this Halloween season, make sure you pay a visit to these places:

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Los Hornillos Palace, Spain – The Others (2001)
A huge and beautiful 200 something-year-old cattle ranch, belongs to the Duke of Santo Mauro’s family is an obvious perfect setting for horror theme. The place attracts several film producers, including the famous movie: The Others (2001). Set foot here and if you are lucky enough (or maybe not), you may have interesting talks with the lady, her sun-feared kids, and the servants and then found out they are not real! Goose bumps!

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Partarriu Manor located in Asturias, in Northern Spain – The Orphanage (2007)
This beautiful large and impressive house is surrounded by the perfect factors for a getaway family trip: beach, cliffs and a forest. I hope that knowing this is also a shooting location for the creepy movie :The Orphanage (2007) will not stop you from exploring this place. Do let us know if you ever find invisible friends, evil spirits and strange occurrences like what happened to the little kids in the movie.

Or heading to the UK for haunted movie scenes, you are at right place:

Ettington Park Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire – The Haunting (1963)
Built in the 12th century, Ettington Park is one of the oldest buildings in the Midlands. After several different ownership, this place, once a prisoner of war camp for Italian soldiers during the WWII and now transformed into a hotel. Maybe it was not only haunted in the movie, but also in real life where several strange activities were reported here by stayed guests and the hotel employees. Why ruin the thrill? Just go spend a night there and ask for the spookiest room, who knows you can even come up with a better plot than the Haunting.

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The Infamous Oakley Court Hotel, Berkshire, England – The Reptile, Curse of Frankenstein, Nightmare, Die, Monster, Die!, The Screaming Starts
Located next to the Bray studios, this 157-year-old hotel made appeared in countless classic scary movies. Having 118 rooms, you can easily book a Frankenstein shadowy type bedroom, and played the movie shot in that very own room. Enough of hair standing, I believe.

Wandering around Asia, don’t worry, we send you to the chilling movie spots:

The Haunted House at Nong Jork, Thailand – The Victim (2006 film)
As this is a criminal horror movie, the settings featured real criminal scenes, one of them is The Haunted House at Nong Jork. This is an abandoned unfinished house due to the death of a worker while constructing it. The place is a favourite spot to locate dead bodies dumped by the criminals, just enjoy the movie but stay away from there, folks.

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The Ju-On: The Grudge house, Tokorozawa, Saitama. – The Grudge series
No different from any ordinary double story house, yet this house is one of the eeriest houses in the Japanese movie history. If you love the feeling of shiver down, we suggest you have treasure hunt trip to this iconic house. The Grudge describes a curse that is born when someone dies in the grip of a powerful rage or extreme sorrow, so just don’t go there when you are upset.

Take off to the nearby continent, Australia, horror fans, let’s continue your journey:

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Melbourne, Australia – Knowing (2009)
Numerous locations in this beautiful city were made used in the sci-fi thriller Knowing, to name a few: the Geelong Ring Road, Melbourne Museum, Mount Macedon, the corner of Collins Street and Williams Street, the Docklands and Camberwell High School. Although the movie is rather a sci-fi big screen, it isn’t the lack of thrilling factors that sent your spine chilling.

Finally, the land of the most horrific movies, America:

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Dunsmuir House, Oakland, California – Phantasm (1979)
The Dunsmuir House and Gardens (also known by the name The Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate) is a famous shoot for Phantasm (1979), So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993), A View to Kill (1985), Partners in Crime (1984), So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993). If you want to host a Halloween party, you can contact the place to rent for the occasion, if you do not mind the spooky atmosphere.

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Dakota Residential, Manhattan, New York, USA – The Rosemary’s Baby
With the reputation of being a residential building for the rich and famous, this place is very famous for its tragic history where in just a few steps from the building, the legend John Lennon was shot in 1980. Not only stop at that, it is where the psychological horror movie Rosemary’s baby was filmed.

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The Evans City cemetery in Pennsylvania – Night of the Living Dead
To the Night of the Living Dead’s fan, you might be intrigued by the idea go searching for the headstones that were filmed in the movie. Just remember, it is a resting place of many souls, show your respect around this old graveyard.

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Yaquina Head Lighthouse located near Newport in Oregon – The Ring
Do you know the “Moesko Island Lighthouse” in the movie was actually this Yaquina Head Lighthouse? To recreate the scene in the movie, simply book the Lighthouse tours, daily operation except for Wednesdays; a first come, first served basis.

Are you spooked out yet? We love to plan niche adventures for you, tell us your darkest fantasy and we will bring you there! We are just an email away at askus@ladyredot.com.


june
June explores different roles to find out what is her passion. She used to be a travel consultant, a Kindergarden English teacher, an Expedia’s Lodging Partner Support agent, and the latest is being a freelancer. Eventually, she figures that her passion is to express the hospitality spirit from her heart and inspire others from her works. Being a writer for LadyRedot, where she get inspired and inspire others, and running her own bed and breakfast in her homeland. She views life as a colorful and adventurous journey, join her as she shares her passion with you! You can reach out to her @ LinkedIn.

2016 Hottest International Marathons

Running a marathon is self-empowering. While you can get an amazing high from tackling any race distance, conquering the mother of all races gives you a high, which is hard to duplicate. Today, I am going to list down some of the upcoming Hottest International Marathons for this year.

June 4 – Stockholm Marathon
Very well organised and well thought after is remarkably like the Swedish. Many runners have described this run as their most memorable due to the sights they encounter during the run. The course ran past many of the beautiful sights, along the waterfront and across many of the islands.

http://www.stockholmmarathon.se/Start/index.cfm?Lan_ID=3

June 5 – Phuket International Marathon
Describe as small. Great if you are a first-time marathon runner so you can pace yourself in the course.

http://www.phuketmarathon.com

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June 25 – Big Five Marathon
Not many have run this marathon, however, those who did complete it has only raving comments on the breath-taking scenery and adventures they had throughout the preparation of the marathon there.

http://www.big-five-marathon.com

July 30 – Australian Outback Marathon
Not an easy trail to run on but there is a chance of seeing dingos and wild camels. Organization is great and they make sure you are well taken care of during the course. Water stops are only 3 miles apart.

http://www.australianoutbackmarathon.com

August 7 – Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon
Well organised with sufficient drink stations, km markers and aid stations. The course is hard and hilly, with a lot of running up and down ramps on the freeway. Do take considerations of the temperature and humidity as well.

http://www.kl-marathon.com

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August 28 – Hokkaido Marathon
Mostly flat with a limited number of rolling hills. They were obviously not prepared for non-Japanese speaking foreigners so you need to make sure you have someone who speaks Japanese to register you.

http://www.hokkaido-marathon.com

September 20 – Beijing Int’l Marathon
Scenery sighting is pretty low on the trail and you will have to put up with the constant tight security screening. The most scenic part of the course is at the beginning – Tiananmen Square and along Chang An Avenue. Not many female runners.

http://www.beijing-marathon.com/en/index.html

September 25 – BMW Berlin Marathon
This is a great way to do a big city event and one of the World Marathon Majors. The course is very easy on the knees and legs as it is flat and fast. Finishing under the Brandenburg Gate was really cool! There were people from all over the world cheering along the entire course.

October 9 – Buenos Aires Marathon
It is a flat course passing by much main touristic sightseeing Obelisco, Casa Rosada, Recoleta, Palermo, la Cacha de Boca Juniors, Puerto Madero. Race kit picks up was a bit complicated because there was a lot of paperwork involved.

http://www.maratondebuenosaires.com

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October 16 – TCS Amsterdam Marathon
The Dutch seem to pride themselves on their organisation and this is one slick event. Entries in the marathon distance vary between 12,000 and 15,000 runners. The course tends to take place very much in the city suburbs and along the River Amstel, which feeds the city.

http://www.amsterdammarathon.nl

November 8 – Shanghai International Marathon
A nice city course, modest entry fee, complaint-less organisation (both pre- and post-race), quality race shirt, several invigorating drum/cheer groups along the course.

http://www.shmarathon.com/home.dhtml

November 21 – Antarctic Ice Marathon
The Ice Marathon is the only race where you get a true Antarctic marathon experience, running on the ice in one of the most isolated places on the globe.

http://www.icemarathon.com

December 3 – Standard Chartered Singapore International Marathon
Singapore all year long is very humid and hot (at the start at 5am 25 C and 95 % humidity) so you are soaked with sweat before even having started. Depending on how you deal with heat, you may be an hour slower than your normal marathon time.

http://www.marathonsingapore.com


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Kally is a former Sales and Customer Service manager turned Writer and Founder of MiddleMe.net. She came from Singapore; lived in Shanghai and now calls Kuala Lumpur her home. After hanging up her corporate briefcase, she now pursue her passions – Writing, Traveling and of course, hunting for good food

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7 Places You Need to See Before They Disappear

Rapid climate changes, dying ecosystem and human interference are some of the causes to disappearing heritage and cultures. Before they truly disappear, many tourists are rushing to these places to immerse themselves in historical has-been, to bring back photographs and stories to their grandchildren one day. We look at top seven places that are at risk of total disappearance.

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The Great Barrier Reef, Australia The biggest coral reef on the planet, which covers more than 133,000 sq miles (344,400 sq km), has long been a fascination Down Under. More than half of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has disappeared in the past 27 years, according to a new study by scientists. As of late, the Great Barrier Reef has encountered a few cyclones, which is why the situation is distressing right now. Many scuba divers are listing The Great Barrier Reef as the top priority to visit on their bucket list.

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The Maldives It is well known that Former President Mohamed Nasheed proclaimed that if the world does not do something about carbon neutrality, this pretty island will sink. The global warming makes sea level to rise. This is alarming news for the low-lying islands of Maldives of which most of the islands are less than a meter above sea level. Many honeymooners are still opting the island surrounded by blue sea and white sands as their top destination to visit.

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Everglades National Park, America Everglades are included in the List of World Heritage in Danger more than once, twice in fact, due to the significant degradation of the site; a marked deterioration in water flows and quality resulting from agricultural and urban development. Nature lovers are flocking to the location to enjoy the last of its beauty and the haven for rare and threatened species. 

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The Great Wall of China, China Touted as one of the marvels in history, many people traveled from afar to complete a section of the Great Wall and to obtain a fake certification of achievement, completed with your photograph. However, the Walls are slowly deteriorating mainly due to the huge amount of required maintenance and the theft of the Wall’s bricks.

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The Amazon Rainforest, South America Covers about 40% of the South American continent is home to the largest rainforest on earth, the area represents more than half of the world’s rainforests. With deforestation by humans, the Amazon Rainforest is slowly disappearing to make way for loggers and builders. 20% of it has already gone. Another haven for the adventurous and nature lovers, many cite that they would love to explore the rainforest at least in their lifetime.

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Seychelles The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean off East Africa, well known for its beautiful beaches and coral reef is sad to say in the danger of disappearance due to beach erosion and mass dying of corals. Experts predict by another 50 years, the islands will be totally under the sea. Beach lovers of the world travel to feast their eyes on the enchanting view for the last time.

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Glaciers in the Alps The glaciers kept receding due to global warming. Soon enough by 2050, they might be gone. Skiers, young and old alike gather around skiing season to appreciate their love for the sport and to enjoy the spectacular mountainous view before it’s too late.

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Kally

Kally is a former Sales and Customer Service manager turned Writer and Founder of MiddleMe.net. She came from Singapore; lived in Shanghai and now calls Kuala Lumpur her home. After hanging up her corporate briefcase, she now pursue her passions – Writing, Traveling and of course, hunting for good food

Connect with me @ Kally@ladyredot.com