Want to immerse yourself in Tibet’s spiritual traditions? Want explore the authentic Tibetan culture? Then travel to Tibet to explore the Barkhor Street.
Barkhor is a circuit around the Jokhang Temple. It is a very large area. All buildings are white square structures with flat roofs, highlighted by intricately painted doors and windows and decorations colorful Tibetan door curtains and prayer flags shyly dancing with the breeze. Being the oldest street in Lhasa and the main pedestrian path that circles the Jokhang Monastery, Barkhor Street is a lively combination of Buddhist pilgrims and marketplace.
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Increasing numbers of students are deciding to study abroad. Usually, young people find it appealing to find part time jobs as a way to help pay off for expenses and to gain experience. Here are a few job ideas while studying abroad in a foreign country.
English teaching jobs
China is one of the best locations for finding a job as an English teacher. Many foreigners give private lessons to Chinese students and rates can go to 100 RMB an hour ($15), and possibly more. However, to get hired officially as a teacher, you’ll need a Foreign Expert’s Certificate from the Chinese government. This is relatively easy if you have a college degree and a TEFL certificate. (You can get a TEFL certificate online for as little as $200.)
Non-native English speakers can also get a job in China as English teachers or tutors if their English is really good. Still, the best jobs will go to the native speakers. And here’s a secret: most English teachers are male. So, many schools would really like to hire a Western female.
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The holiday travel season is upon us. One of the most popular traveling seasons of the year, December 2014 saw a staggering 70,200,000 people board planes in Canada and the United States. This number promises to grow year over year as the total enplanement rate rose by 2.5 per cent from 2013 to 2014 and grew the years prior by 1.4 per cent overall. While we have historical data for previous years, we can only count on early reports to gauge data for the 2015 holiday travel season. FlightHub, a Canadian-based online travel agency, and their CEO Matt Keezer have released their projected December and January bookings.
While traditional holiday destinations dominated the standings, we have chose to focus on flights to the American southwest. This is due to the fact that Winter months more or less restrict outdoor adventure to the South. The Southwest features some the stunning outdoor locales combined with unique urban destinations. With that in mind we chose three destinations that both performed well on FlightHub’s holiday list and offered a unique blend of adventure and relaxation.
1 – Phoenix, Arizona
First up is Phoenix, Arizona. This Arizona city is home to many snowbirds who travel, and in some cases move for months at a time, to the southwest to escape the harsh winters of the Northern United States and Canada. Phoenix accounted for 1.71 per cent of all of FlightHub’s holiday bookings and was the highest trafficked southwestern destination by a healthy margin, outpacing the second place American city by about 70%. For the sake of context, the top global destination, London, UK, accounted for 7.50 per cent of all bookings.
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The truth is out there. I want to believe. These phrases ring like gospel in the ears of nerds and sci-fi addicts. While sub-orbital tourism exists thanks to companies like Virgin, these trips are mostly unobtainable for common people operating with even generous travel budgets. The fact is that the trip to a galaxy far, far away is still a distant dream for humankind. There are some destinations out there that represent the next best thing. Here are the three best Sci-Fi Adventure Trips according to FlightHub to get your alien fix without having to explain an awkward abduction story to your friends and coworkers.
1 – Roswell, New Mexico
The epicentre of the little green men movement nationally and perhaps globally, Roswell is famous for being the location of a crash in 1947 that skeptics believe was an alien craft. Quickly denounced by the US Air Force as a crashed weather balloon, a rancher uncovered a wreckage that spawned the modern myth of little green men and led to the creation of the popular term “flying saucer”. Today Roswell is home to countless alien attractions, museums, and shops. Those looking to make their way to Roswell can fly or drive directly or make a road trip out of it by heading there via Phoenix, Arizona, which was one of the southwest’s top holiday destinations according to a recent FlightHub review.
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Known as the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” Las Vegas is a myriad of lavish buildings and big lights. Filled with giant resorts and casino complexes, Las Vegas is a mecca for night owls and big spenders. Should you find yourself in the City of Sin, you might be overwhelmed at all of the entertainment options. Use this guide to help sort through the plethora of options and hit some of Vegas’ most exciting attractions.
See a Live Vegas Show
Entertainment is the bread and butter of Las Vegas. While there are numerous nighttime show options to choose from, one of the best new shows to hit the city is Steve Wynn’s ShowStoppers. This vibrant musical spectacular features a cast of 66 singers and dancers, as well as a full orchestra. Topped off with exquisite set and costume design, this show is not to be missed during your stay. ShowStoppers plays at the Encore Theater in the luxurious steve wynn resorts, where you can pair a multi-course dinner with your show six nights a week.
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