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Dead Sea Jordan

landlocked salt lake between Israel and Jordan in southwestern Asia. Its eastern shore belongs to Jordan, and the southern half of its western shore belongs to Israel. The northern half of the western shore lies within the Palestinian West Bank and has been under Israeli occupation since the 1967...
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Nypei Day Bali

Bali's celebrates the Saka New Year as the Bali Day of Silence, an ultimately quietest day of the year, when all of the island's inhabitants abide by a set of local rules, which brings all routine activities to a complete halt. Roads all over Bali are void of any traffic and nobody steps outside of their home premises. The Balinese Hindus follow a ritual called the Catur Brala Penyepian, roughly the Four Nyepi prohibitions. These include amati geni or 'no fire', amati lelungan or 'no travel, amati karya 'no activity', and amati lelanguan 'no entertainment. No lights are turned on at night - total darkness and seclusion goes along with this new moon island-wide, from 06:00 to 06:00. No motor vehicles whatsoever are allowed on the streets, except ambulances and police patrols and emergencies. Airport and Harbors will be also closed out. For hotel guests, they are confined to their hotel premises, but free to continue to enjoying the hotel facilities as usual. Traditional community watch patrols or pecalang enforce the rules of Nyepi, patrolling the streets by day and night in shifts. Check in and check out is not allowed on this day.
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Lake Toba Indonesia

Lake Toba Located amid northern Sumatra's volcanic peaks at a height of 1130m,Danau Toba encompasses the caldera of a super-volcano known to be the world's largest volcanic lake. Intense ocean-blue waters cover an expanse 100km in length, framing the wedge-shaped island of Pulau Samosir, home to the region's Batak people. Sleepy roads perfect for biking fan…
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is situated northwest of the town of Kegalle, halfway between the present capital Colombo and the ancient royal residence Kandy. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka Wildlife Department in a 25 acre coconut property adjoining the Maha Oya River. The orphanage was originally founded in order to afford care…
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