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4 Adrenaline Pumping Water Sports in Maldives

´╗┐pMaldives is a beautiful nation and people come from around the world to relax under the pleasant sun. Interestingly, the picturesque country is also known amongst vacationers who crave adventure and thrill. Maldives has no dearth of water and the same offer scope for adrenaline pumping water sports. Whilest of water powered activities goes on and on, let's highlight four water sports that leave the visitors gasping for more; Parasailing The water sport, also known as parascending and parakiting, is one of the few sports that every person looks forward to while vacationing. In the hugely popular sport, a person is attached to a canopy (very much similar to a parachute) and is towed behind a boat. When the boat takes to the water, the person with the parascender is carried in the air. Apart from being in the air, the fun element is also added by the speeding boat. A powerful boat can carry more than one parascender. Unending waters and normal winds make the perfect ground for this enjoyable activity. Water Skiing While parasailing is something that doesn't ask for skill and can be enjoyed by near about any adult, water skiing ask for experience as well as skill. In this sport, a person, normally with skies on, is pulled behind a boat in the water. As mentioned above, water skiing asks for familiarity and works on technique. The skier and boat driver maintain communication to avoid accidents. Besides the two of them, there is another person who acts as spotter; his job is to inform the driver if the skier tumbles. Skiing enthusiasts make resorts Maldives bookings only after confirming proximity to the ski location. Windsurfing It is a surface water sports that asks for sailing as well as surfing skills. In case of sailing, a person has tomit himself to some rules but windsurfing is more experimental and freestyle. A windsurfer can perform jumps, inverted loops, spinning tricks and various other moves which are certainly a pleasure to watch. Maldives offers the perfect conditions for windsurfing. Windsurfers sailing the water is a common sight from beaches. Professionals from all over the world come and board luxury hotels Maldives to practice their craft in serenity. p Jet skiing Jet Skiing is a water sport that doesn't require too much skill and can be enjoyed by almost anyone. It is a fun water activity well documented in cinema works all over the world. To learn a jet ski, one only has to keep some basic instructions in mind. It is much similar to driving a gearless vehicle but the only difference is that it runs on water. Once rider gets idea about the speed and practices turns, he is good to go. Performing stunts however asks for experience. It is popular recreational sport for the ones who avail holiday packages Maldives. While these were the four adrenaline pumping activities, there are plenty of others too that promise the same amount of fun. Catamaran rides and scuba divingveaboard are the two water powered sports worth exploring. So, don't forget the water fun while vacationing in Maldives. Maldives Traveller is a tourism company that specializes in Maldives travel and suggests clients on luxury hotels & resorts Maldives. It has been active in the business for more than five years and has a global client base.

5 Great Non EU Destinations

´╗┐Copyright (c) 2011 Ross L Marchant Don't you just hate how visiting your favourite destination in the E.U has become so expensive? Are you missing the good old days when the British pound actually held its own against other currencies and you could stretch your cash thatttle bit further on holiday? Yep, we do too - that's why we've drawn up this rough guide on other great destinations in Europe that aren't in the E.U, making your money work as hard as it should be on holiday. 1.Croatia: This gem of a country is still relatively untouched by tourism when compared to some of the other holidaying Goliaths, but is one of the more picturesque and interesting options. If you're after a holiday that is filled with adventure, then this is the option for you. It's known as the land of 1,000 islands for good reason, and on your holiday you can expect to take in tranquil mountains, idyllic coastlines and renowned national parks. A trip down the Dalmation coast is a must for sight-seeing activities and car rental is very reasonable. To put Croatian prices into perspective, the average pint is the equivalent of '2.00...Sold yet? 2. Bulgaria: With its deserted beaches, picturesque mountains and medieval outposts, Bulgaria is a delight to visit in the Summer when temperatures hit 30'c. The pound is worth around 3 Bulgarian levs and if you steer clear of the main tourist resorts, this represents great value. If youke a drink, perhaps consider the tourist trap of Sunny Beach where the pubs and bars offer buy-one-get-one-free drink deals throughout the night. 3.Turkey: This popular destination seems to receive and more British visitors by the year and is it any wonder with its cheap and cheerful package deals to the main holidaying hot-spot of Bodrum and soaring Summer temperatures. Because of these factors, Turkey is slowly becoming more and more expensive and prices are beginning to show signs of coming intone with the rest of the E.U, but for now prices hold their value and the pound performs well for eating out and your holiday water-sports 4.Czech Republic: Prague in itself is worth visiting this country for. Despite the mass of stag parties that fly to Prague for the cheap, yet world-beating, beers, it offers a truly unique and beautiful city experience that can only be savoured once you have walked down the quaint cobbled streets whilst admiring the stunning architecture of the century old buildings. One night in Prague and you will be charmed. If you're willing to venture out of Prague, you can visit one of 12 UNESCO protected sites. Head to Sumava National Park, and the spooking underground caves that make up the Moravian Karst to satisfy your wanderlust. 5.Poland: If you're after something attle different, then you should consider a trip to Poland. The temperatures will not be troubling any of its other non-EU competitors in the Summer, but for world class bars and a modern, glittering city, maybe you should venture out to the Polish capital Warsaw. Flights are cheap and if you can drag yourself out of Warsaw then you will find some of the cheapest prices still available in Europe. Directline Holidays offer a wide range of bargain holidays for all tastes including all inclusive holidays and cheap package holidays. Search and compare cheap holidays, offers and late deals all in one place. For more holiday guides and to book your next holiday visit us at

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