Thrill-Seeing Activities To Enjoy In The UK

The UK is renowned for being a country that’s full of tranquil getaways, unspoilt countryside and a relaxing atmosphere. While these qualities are true in some areas, the UK is also home to plenty of thrill-seeking activities for those of us with a real sense of adventure. The demand for these experiences has boomed with more and more people looking to get their adrenaline fix. If your idea of a fun time is pushing your limits and increasing your heart rate, you absolutely need to try out some of these.

Take a Zipline ride in Snowdonia

A common feature in some of the best action films, zip line rides are the experience of a lifetime. Snowdonia has the longest and fastest zipline ride in Europe, suspended 500ft above the Penrhyn Quarry. The line may only be a just under a mile long, but you will reach speeds of up to 100 mph all while travelling head first down cliffs and mountains. This is said to be the closest experience to skydiving without jumping out of a plane and makes the ideal activity for any wannabe stunt man or woman. If this doesn’t sound that exciting, enough the Zip world centre also offers zip lining and obstacle courses inside of caverns and caves too.

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Get on a rollercoaster in Blackpool

Visit Blackpool and take a trip to their famous pleasure beach amusement park. Some of the UK’s most iconic and unique roller coasters and rides are based here. Prepare yourself for a day filled with extreme thrills that cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world. Infusion, for example, is the first looping coaster to be suspended over water and Revolution is the only 360-degree coaster in Europe. Having these incredible rides all in one place is a bonus and should not be missed if you’re looking for a breath-taking experience.

Dine above the buildings in London

If you want to try out something truly unique and daring, why not try a dine above the sky experience. Their sky platforms include a large table with roller coaster style seating which can comfortable sit around 22 people. The platform is then raised 25 metres in the air and will leave you and your group suspended while you dine. You may not be moving quickly or doing some daring manoeuvres. But the feeling of being suspending will be exhilarating and almost unnerving to begin with. Seeing the look on everybody’s face as you get lifted above building will make this activity, even more, fun. Plus you’ll also get a whole new perspective of London as you’ll be seeing it from almost a bird’s eye view.

These thrill seeking activities are not for the faint hearted but are definitely worth experiencing. They will open your eyes to new sights and challenge you to try new things. Whatever you choose to do, carefully listen to the safety advice given to you by the guides. Also, always wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Safety has to be a priority, even when you’re having the thrill of a lifetime.

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Bangui Windmill Souvenir

The first “Wind Farm” project in the Philippines is located at Bangui Ilocos Norte. It consists of wind turbines on-shore facing the South China Sea and considered to be the biggest in Southeast Asia.

It resembles a huge, rather gigantic electric fan which are meant to generate electricity and contributes a lot of renewable energy to reduce the greenhouse effect which causes global warming.

It does not only help generate energy but it became a popular tourist attraction in the North too.  One of the places I would like to visit and enjoy the mesmerizing views and sceneries in the future. A family friend just went on vacation there a week ago and brought me home this mini-replica of the renowned wind mill.  The more that I became more enthusiastic to go for a holiday there one of these days.

 

 

 

 

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Planning Out An Extravagant Winter Vacation

Winter is almost here and it’s the perfect time to plan out that much awaited winter vacation for the entire family.  Give yourself and family a break by enjoying the cosy accommodation of luxury ski hotels while getting pleasure in the skiing resort. To push through with the holiday plans smoothly, it is best to file an early vacation leave and inform your boss on your prolonged holiday so you won’t be having problems thinking of work while on leave.

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A Playground is a child’s irresistible outdoor fun

Childhood memories are not complete without a playground experience. Playing in an outdoor playground will initiate more physical movements’ essential in building a strong body and bone development. It can initiate the young minds to be more creative and socialization skills among playmates can be enhanced.

Picking out a sturdy and high quality playground equipment for community and school playgrounds will ensure children’s safety while they’re having fun. Pre K age groups are from 4-6 years old, and during this age they are still unaware of the danger they will face upon playing on low quality standard playground equipments. Community officials and school administrators are serious in providing comfort and security in providing smaller children high quality and durable playground equipments for them to enjoy and feel at ease at playtime.

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Of Arts and Brews: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Opens in Ronac Art Center

Wishing you could have a bit of artistry to go with your daily dose of coffee or tea?

Making a very creative debut at Manila’s newest art and retail hub—Ronac Art Center—is gourmet coffee and tea purveyor, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®.


“Again, one of our main goals has always been to make it easier for all Filipinos to have access to the best brews available out there,” explains Walden Chu, President of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®. “Like in all our other stores, we took very careful consideration before deciding on this new location because we wanted to make sure it will indeed present convenience to all our followers.”

The new The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® store opened today, February 27, 2012. It is conveniently located in Ronac Art Center’s ground floor and caters to all sorts of coffee and tea aficionados in the Ortigas-Greenhills area. Staying true to the location’s avant-garde nature, the store’s design debuts a very interesting new look that’s unlike any other in the country.

“It’s the perfect partnership,” adds Walden. “For some reason, coffee or tea and art seem very logical. Both exist in the same plane in a way that they both require a great amount of skill and expertise for one to get it right.”

As in all of its locations, the new branch offers The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s® full selection of internationally-acclaimed blends made only from the finest grades of custom roasted Arabica coffee and hand-plucked whole leaf teas sourced only from the most exclusive regions around the world. The store also offers fresh baked goods, sweet treats, and a line of complementary coffee and tea merchandise.

In line with its debut, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf® branch in Ronac Art Center is holding a special promotion from February 27 to March 4, 2012. During the said period, customers can come to the store between 4:00 to 6:00 PM and purchase any of their favorite beverages for only P100. 
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