postheadericon Xian Travel – Big Wild Goose Pagoda

The is located in the Cien Temple which is 4 kilometers from downtown Xian, is one of Xian’s main landmarks. It was built in 652 A.D. designed and supervised by the temple’s first abbot Xuan Zang for keeping the Buddhist Sutras and Buddha’s Relics he had brought back with him from his travels in India. Located inside the temple are two rare stele inscribed by two emperors of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The steles as can still be seen today where they were placed over 1,200 years ago.

The temple complex in which the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is located is filled with beautiful gardens and stunning architecture. Although destroyed and rebuilt numerous times, the current buildings were built in the style of the Tang Dynasty, the period in which the pagoda was built. The temple complex was constructed along an axis, with matching buildings on either side. The beautiful architecture is constructed of grey brick with glazed roofs. The many gardens hidden amongst the temple’s many courtyards are very lovely and a wonderful place for visitors to take a break and soak in the beauty that surrounds them. The temple complex is filled with ancient artifacts. The Forest of Stupas located hidden on one side of the temple complex is where prominent monks are buried. The stupas, or gravestones, are exquisite and have been placed in the temple grounds over the centuries.

The Big Wild Goose Pagoda is over 64 meters high and has 7 stories. It was constructed of bricks and each brick was individually ground into shape before being laid to ensure a perfect fit. Each storey of the pagoda is smaller than the previous and each floor is marked by several rows of prism shaped bricks. Each floor has four arched doors and the first floor’s lintels and doorframes are covered with beautiful carvings. The carvings are priceless works of ancient art. Visitors climbing the interior staircases are rewarded with spectacular bird’s eye views of the surrounding area.

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postheadericon Make The Most Of International Language Course By Traveling Off Shore

Every parent love to see their kids doing well in education. However, just getting a top grade isnt everything. Sometimes what you study and where you study it from can be of immense importance. With the present economy still in a slumber of its own, opting for higher education has become a top priority especially among students who seek for jobs right after they complete their higher studies. In China alone you have loads of students travelling of shore in pursuit of higher education but recent time has seen Chinese students seeking for international language course training.

The year 2010 was reasonably an eventful year in terms of foreign educational institutes. With several foreign governments joining hands to make education successful within their respective countries, you now have loads of brand new language teaching institutes and English school that have come up. The duration of the courses can now be customized according to student preferences besides the crucial semesters can also be altered to suit student schedules.

With the majority of the foreign language schools and institutes open all year long, students can now apply for their favorite courses within their preferred location right from the comforts of their home. Today, knowing multiple languages can bring you heaps of dividends financially. Other than teaching jobs, you can also find yourself trotting the globe as a translator with foreign diplomats. The opportunities are incredibly lucrative and it literally stabilizes your financial career for the rest of your life time.

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postheadericon Take Your Job on the Road Travel Therapy, a Job Option you cant Pass Up

As we continue on into 2011, there is still talk about high levels of unemployment, huge government deficits, little coverage for healthcare and the list goes on. It makes the very idea of searching for a job, much less the ideal job, seem daunting. One exception is the healthcare industry! As one of the larger industries currently in the U.S., the job opportunities for physical therapists and occupational therapists continue to grow – but what sweetens the deal even more is the ability to have a job that travels as well. As a travel therapist, you can enjoy doing what you love, make a difference and explore the country!

No matter what skill level youre at, from new graduates to experienced therapists, travel therapy agencies cater to your needs to help you find the ideal job based on your skill level and assignment preferences. Whether you want to work in your hometown or explore another state, there are many options available. A common myth when deciding between a permanent position versus a traveling one is the compensation and benefits – many professionals believe that permanent therapists have similar or even more compensation when in fact, travelers often receive a substantially higher one. Travel therapy jobs offer great pay, benefits and travel opportunities. In fact, travel therapists are among the highest paid in the industry. Some benefits of travel therapy jobs include: free corporate furnished housing, travel expense allowance and free continuing education classes.

Additionally, more often than not, permanent therapists are generally obligated to sign annual contracts to become eligible for relocation and sign-on bonuses. Travelers are only obligated to fulfill a job for 13 weeks (varies depending on agency and job) and are still eligible for bonuses. Additionally, once youre signed on to be a travel therapist, it will look great on your resume – the exposure is just as exciting as the adventure! Many facilities understand that traveling therapists are exposed to diverse patient populations and gain significant knowledge from interacting with various clinical teams on each assignment. A travel therapy agency has a catalog of assignments in different settings; such as: outpatient, hospitals, inpatient rehab, pediatrics, skilled nursing and more. So, travelers are able to enjoy a wide variety of assignments and locations.

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postheadericon Orlando Was Rated #2 Destination for 2011, Although Arranging Vacation is Now Eight Weeks in Advanc

The Travel Trends Survey for 2011 shows Orlando lodging as the second principal vacation spot being booked by travel agents, just behind Las Vegas. Additionally, for best lodging deals such as for Orlando Suites, vacationers are not booking last minute but are arranging an average of 8 weeks in advance.

Orlando-Florida-Resorts.com is an example of an Orlando suites website where resort accommodations are found from $399 for one and two bedroom units by reserving ahead. These prices are per suite per 7 day period, being below $10 per day per person for a unit that sleeps 6! The Survey also showed that over half of travelers shall spend more for travel for the new year – accommodations at an Orlando suite found at sites like Orland-Florida-Resorts.com will mean more money shall be available for Orlando them parks and the wide range of venues available in this active town.

The survey was completed by TravelLeaders.com during November 2010, and is based upon actual booking data from owners, managers and travel agents in the United States. Compared to the same time last year, the analysis exhibits that for over half of the holidays professionals that bookings are rising, with above 80% optimistic for the approaching holidays year. The survey travel company Travel Leaders is one of the United State’s highest ten-ranked travel agencies made up of former Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates, TraveLeaders as well as Tzell Travel Group which combined in 2008 to create one of the world’s fastest-growing vacations agents network.

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postheadericon Jade Mountain Launches Romantic Day Trip Offer For Cruise Ship Passengers On St. Lucia Holidays

Jade Mountain is often described as one of the most romantic St Lucia hotels and resorts, and now cruise ship passengers will have the unique opportunity to take a day trip to the exclusive resort with the Whisk Her Away to Jade Mountain promotional offer designed especially for cruising couples looking to extend their St Lucia holidays with a romantic full day experience.

The tour includes a breathtaking helicopter ride from Castries where passengers will be treated to the gorgeous view of the west coast of St Lucia before arriving at the resort nestled on the hillside overlooking the sea. The luxury does not end with the helicopter ride; as upon arrival at the resort guests will be warmly greeted with a glass of champagne setting the tone for the days experience.

The excursion offers cruise ship passengers the perfect way to spend a day in St Lucia and escape to a private tranquil retreat. With Valentines Day on the horizon, a romantic St. Lucia holidays is the perfect treat for that special someone. The package costs $1999 per couple or $2499 for four couples.

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