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SolaRoad, the street to the future

By Laeti, 11/19/2014 - 05:45

This is happening! The 1st solar-powered road is open to the public.

Since November 12th 2014, 70m of bike lane in North Amsterdam are equipped with solar panels covered with tempered glass. For the 1st time, roads are used to “harvest” solar energy. The electricity produced is fed into the national grid but in the future could be used to power street and traffic lights or electric vehicles.

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World’s Best Christmas Markets

By Laeti, 11/18/2014 - 05:12

As the holiday season is getting closer, cities light up their streets and open their Christmas markets. This custom finds its roots in Middle Age Germany and is becoming ever more popular in many cities worldwide. During the 4 weeks of the advent, the period preceding Christmas day, Christmas markets are sprouting around the globe. These ephemeral islands of Christmas magic are enlivening the cities with scents of roasted nuts, bratwurst and mulled wine. The accent is set on artisanal, hand-made products as well as traditional ornaments and gifts from around the world.

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Ecotravel on Bali - Green Tips & Hints

Even though Bali is only a small provincial island in the country of Indonesia, the so called "Island of The Gods" can be easily separated from the rest of the universe. First and foremost it attracts travellers by its spirit, hospitable and easy going people with stunningly exotic culture. Furthermore, the Balinese nature tends to perfectly reflect the inner beauty of the locals offering tourists its remarkable beaches, waterfalls, lush greenery, wildlife, savannahs, and volcanic landscapes.

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Ecotourism in the Bahamas

The islands of the Bahamas are one of the most popular in the Caribbean, and for good reason - the beaches are phenomenal, the landscape is serene, and the resorts are spectacular for an ecotourism holiday. The Bahamas are known for their impressive accommodation options, and gradually many of these resorts and escapes have incorporated philosophies of ecotourism into their operations.

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Ecotourism in Jamaica: A Unique Ecotourism Holiday

Ecotourism in Jamaica land of wonder.Ecotourism in Jamaica is exciting, inspiring, and engaging, with a seemingly never-ending list of places to explore, activities to enjoy, and beauty to be appreciated. With botanical gardens, eco-lodges, resorts, activities, birds, and more, ecotourism in Jamaica is an attractive prospect. Head on over to the island and prepare to be amazed at what Jamaica has waiting for you.

Grand Valley Tours

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Ecotourism in Barbados

Ecotourism in Barbados. Barbados is one of those jewels in the Caribbean where every postcard looks idyllic, and every activity yields adventure. With its endless coastlines, imaginative beaches, and vibrant coral reefs, ecotourism in Barbados is dominated by water activities. Adventurers looking to dry off a little will find that the Bajan food and culture scenes make life on land just as exciting as in the water.

Scuba Diving

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Ecotourism in Latvia: The Baltic's Hidden Treasure

Latvia is one of those rare treasures that seems to have it all: an impressive ecosystem, captivating culture, dedication to ecotourism, and the air of being unspoiled, yet ideally poised for ecotourists. The country, with its small population and well-developed infrastructure, has flown under the radar since its behind-the-Iron-Curtain days, despite having more than enough diversity to satisfy any type of tourist.

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Ecotourism in the Western Islands of Scotland

Looking for an ecotourism experience at the end of the earth? Somewhere where the sea crashes against dramatic cliffs, little ferries shuttle in and out of charming blue harbours, sheep and their lambs graze happily in fields, and summertime yields extra long days? Head north...far north, to the Western Islands of Scotland, and prepare to be enchanted by the historical villages, friendly faces, and subtly impressive landscapes that will tempt you to explore further.

Remote Places

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Elegant Ecotourism in France

In a country as refined as France, they do simple and basic remarkably well. Everything in France is elegant, or at least has an air of elegance, simply because it's French. In the French summertime, life there is further romanticised by the consistent desire to eat, drink, and play outdoors. Ecotourism in France is decidedly in fashion, especially in the summer.

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