Taiwan Sports Recreation

In Taiwan sports recreation has become increasingly popular, hardly surprising when you consider that it was in 2001 that the two-day weekend was first introduced. Legislation decreased a five and a half day working week, down to five days. This saw more Taiwanese have spare time in which to pursue recreational activities.

There was a sudden growth in Taiwan sports recreation and group activities were and are especially popular. A large number of teams were created to compete against each other, often organised by schools, local companies and government offices. Basketball and softball in particular have become extremely popular, though soccer and baseball have only had limited take up so far. These last two team games are become a well followed sport at international level, although there is a relative lack of take up in playing at a national level.

Taiwan sports recreation has also seen a good take up or racquet and bat sports, with tennis, badminton, and table tennis being especially popular. Water has also played an important role in Taiwan sports recreation growth, and are the most popular sports activities. Swimming and diving in particular have proved to be popular in the sea and in swimming pools. Weekends see the seas and lakes of Taiwan packed as people relax by windsurfing, yachting, canoeing, fishing and paragliding.

Fishing is one of the biggest growing sports activities in Taiwan, although golf is taking over in popularity. World class golf courses are increasingly appearing across the island, and the best clubs have a long waiting list of those wishing to join. Taiwan has invested a lot of money in all of its recreational facilities; this is obvious in the overall quality of the golf courses and golf clubs.

Taiwan sports recreation is also taken up with more strenuous activities as hiking and mountain climbing. It appears that the Taiwanese in their leisure time like nothing more than hiking up the country’s mountains. Taiwan is relatively famous for its hills and mountains and thousands leave the cities each weekend to take in the landscape and try trekking up the slopes.

Taiwan sports recreation is a growing pastime amongst the Taiwanese who find themselves with more spare time than they ever had before. As a result there has been a growth in the provision of equipment and supplies to feed the activities. This has seen the manufacturing of sports equipment become one of the growth areas within the Taiwanese economy.

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Adventure in the nature of Lapland.

Posted by Zeeyolq Photography on 2015-05-09 13:15:05

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Magnificent Machu Picchu Travel Time Lapse


The Giant’s Causeway and the Wishing Chair of Ireland

The Giant’s Causeway, which is located at the northern coast of Northern Ireland, is Ireland’s only World Heritage site. It has one of the most remarkable rock formations which are made up of 37,000 dark hexagonal shape columns standing beneath the grey cliffs of northern Antrim. The Giant’s Causeway consists of the Little Causeway, Middle Causeway and Grand Causeway. Interestingly, looking from the sky, the shape of the Grand Causeway resembles the tail of a lizard.

According to a legend, these hexagonal rocks were actually placed by a giant called Finn MacCool. He placed the rocks there to form a bridge which spans across the sea and reaches the island Staffa in Scotland. There are similar columns found in Scotland. This bridge served as a walkway for the woman he loved who was staying at the island of Staffa. He provided this walkway for her to get across to him without getting her feet wet. The giant, Finn MacCool, indeed showed his deep love for this woman by building this bridge so that she could reach him with ease, comfort and convenience. At the tip of the Middle Causeway, there is a rocky seat which is known as the Wishing Chair. It was told that this chair was made for the giant, Finn MacCool, when he was a child. As the legend says, all wishes made by anyone at the Wishing Chair will come true. Perhaps, the giant had wished before that he could build the causeway one day and his wish had come true!

The geologists, however, have come up with some explanations about the existence of these amazing rock formations. According to them, these formations were created about 60 million years ago due to massive volcanic eruptions. The layer of tholeiitic basalt lava cooled rapidly causing the rocks to crack into polygonal-shaped blocks. At the end of the Ice Age, about 15,000 years ago, the sea water eroded the foreshore, thus forming the Giant’s Causeway today.

How the incredible rock formations actually come about is still a mystery. Nonetheless, the Giant’s Causeway is too much of a wonder to be missed. With the intriguing legend and awesome rock formations, it has become a magical place worthwhile to visit. If you are keen to take a vacation trip and looks forward to beautiful sceneries and mysterious places, you may consider visiting this legendary place and discover the wonder of it for yourself. Why not bring your loved one to the Giant’s Causeway and profess your love at the causeway? It would be a meaningful gesture, since it was told that the bridge came into existence because of a man’s deep love for his woman. Wouldn’t it also be romantic to walk in this “causeway of love” with your loved one? It would certainly thrill and touch your beloved. Besides having the opportunity of sharing the wonderful experience of discovering the wonders of this place with your loved one, you can also spend a romantic time together. It would be a lasting experience for both of you.

If you go to the Giant’s Causeway, it would be marvelous to visit the Wishing Chair as well and make a wish there. Remember, the giant could have made a wish to build the Giant’s Causeway and it came into existence. So, do not be surprise if your wish really comes true! For more information on travel, you can refer to Travel Europe.

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【新疆ウイグル自治区・中国旅行記、Xinjiang・China Travel】2015年8~9月⑧、ウルムチの紅山公園観光&碾子沟の烏魯木斉国際運輸汽車站編【Urumqi Time Lapse】



烏魯木斉(ウルムチ)の紅山公園を観光&タイムラプス撮影した時の様子と、碾子沟客运站(烏魯木斉国際運輸汽車站、国際バスターミナル)へカザフスタンのアルマトイ(Алматы)行きの国際長距離バスのチケットを買いに行った時のメモ動画です。

7年ぶりに訪れたウルムチは、すっかり様変わりしていましたね。
※ 尺が約26分ありますので、じっくりとその場にいるような雰囲気で視聴いただければ幸いです。

旅行記:http://tomatojuice.sakura.ne.jp/2015_7.html

ニコニコ動画は2つに分割しています

ニコニコ①
⇒ http://nico.ms/sm27980146
ニコニコ②
⇒ http://nico.ms/sm27980277

タイムラプスの使用曲
サヨナラ・グッバイ
⇒ http://nico.ms/sm8637248
⇒ http://nico.ms/sm27170345(以前に字幕付けたやつ)
⇒ https://youtu.be/VS4cnANS3yc(以前に字幕付けたやつ@Youtube)

タイムラプスのみの動画
⇒ https://youtu.be/1eaCbf0dICA
⇒ http://nico.ms/sm27167028

Electric RC Helicopter – MAWA010B2 – First Flight Review

I decided to buy our MAWA010B2 in red for myself. We sell this helicopter for a low cost and I wanted to see how they really fly. So I figured I’d get one and then I could do a flight review for my clients.

I received the MAW010B2 (for those who don’t know MAW stands for Model Airplane Workroom) and it came ready to fly. It had the remote, AC adapter, rechargeable battery pack (Li-Po), and an adequate instruction manual on how to fly this RC. I opened the box and pulled everything out first. After I had it out, I wondered if the blades were broken and tried to straighten them out, and then I wanted to tighten them because they seemed way loose. That is ok, they are loose and can fold up, when you go to fly this RC helicopter, you don’t have to tighten these blades, and you shouldn’t tighten them, they will straighten themselves out immediately when you slowly push the throttle forward. Like other starter helicopters made in China, the instructions are a little hard to understand in parts, they aren’t written by someone who speaks English as there 1st language, but you get the point. I didn’t understand how long to charge the helicopter the very first time. After the first time you should charge the helicopter for 2 hours to really get some good flying time out of it.

Once I’d read everything and charged the battery up until it felt pretty warm, which was about 2 hours, I unplugged the charger and plugged the battery into the engine on the helicopter. This RC helicopter is nice because you just pull the front plastic piece forward by undoing the top two hooks and charge the battery while it is still on the helicopter, and when you are done, it takes ten seconds to hook the battery into the helicopter and pull down the plastic piece there for looks. The remote does need 8 AA batteries to work. Once I had those it was time to test it.

Make sure you have the antenna all the way extended, as this type of helicopter already only has about 30 feet or so of range. Don’t allow this helicopter to get out of range, if it goes too high, just get underneath it and SLOWLY bring the throttle down, never less than half way, and if the helicopter starts to come down, push the throttle up to make the helicopter level out. I learned the hard way that if you let it start to fall too quick, hitting full throttle still won’t slow this copter down enough, and the first thing to break will be the landing skids. Nothing that a little superglue, electricians tape and patience can’t fix, but what a pain. So stay under it, and don’t ever let it come down too quick. The bottom rails can be unscrewed and replaced, I still haven’t figured out how to order extra parts for this particular model though, so if any of you figure it out, I would love to know.

Here is another piece of advice. The first time I flew this RC helicopter, it was outside, and a tad bit windy, I didn’t really notice the wind, but my helicopter did. The first time you fly this RC, I would suggest either the inside of a gym, or just a really wide-open parking lot or field on grass might even be better. The first thing I did was slowly push the throttle up, got the propellers moving, then, as the instructions say to do, I pushed it up more to get the helicopter off the ground so it wouldn’t tip over and break something. Once it’s in the air though, make sure you pull back on the throttle somewhat so it doesn’t fly up real high. My suggestion is to take your time the first three or four flights and just keep it like 6 to 8 feet off the ground, and practice turning it and getting it to fly in certain directions. Be patient, that is why I busted mine up, I wasn’t being patient and wanted to “See what it could do” which obviously was a mistake.

When you turn on the remote the very first time. Turn on the helicopter first and the red light will light up, which is kind of cool at night, it lights up the front of the copter, which on my red helicopter looked good. But then when that is on, turn on your remote with the switch. The red light will flash, then it is off again. Slowly push the throttle all the way up once, you’ll notice it won’t turn on the helicopter yet. At the very top, full throttle (the left trigger), the light will blink really fast, then lower the throttle all the way down to the very bottom, and the light will stay on all the way, and then blink slower after a minute. Now you are calibrated and ready to fly.

Directly on the right of the left trigger is a sliding switch, the further it’s slid up, the more throttle you’ll get at all positions, I put mine 2/3rds of the way up. If your helicopter has a tough time getting a bit higher (not more than 20 to 30 feet), then turn this up. If it climbs too easily, turn this down. If you can’t get up easily, also take into account that you may be out of batteries, and need to recharge. The right trigger is to turn the helicopter right or left with the use of the back propeller. It also can be pushed up to give you forward thrust, not a lot but some movement. It can be calibrated with all the sliding switches as well. I am not a pro at it yet, so you’ll have to play with it, but while you are, low heights are suggested.

This helicopter can take a 5 or 6 foot fall when you mess up, just immediately turn the throttle all the way off, so the blades don’t catch on the ground if it tips over, I can imagine that would break something, but I haven’t had that problem yet.

Bottom line, the MAW010B2 is a great helicopter for beginner to intermediate flyer’s, ages 12 and up, though I’d suggest those under sixteen have an adult, and you need to take the learning curve slow. The battery, fully charged, will last 10 – 15 minutes of solid flight. It could charge a bit quicker, but when it’s ready, you forget the obnoxious wait. It is one of the better-looking starter models. Has a modern look. I have had several compliments on it already. With proper care and increased flight skills, I am sure that this particular electric RC helicopter will bring you plenty of enjoyment over time. To make it last longer, always recharge the battery right after flight exhaustion, and then give it 5 minutes before you take flight again to let the motor cool down. This will help prevent motor “burnout”. Also, never leave the battery totally uncharged for a lengthy period of time. Storing a Li-Po battery uncharged could cause it to be unable to hold a charge and results in having to replace the battery sooner than later. Batteries are not cheap. And always, always fly in an area completely free of obstacles to reduce the chance of damage when you crash. If you are patient, and don’t fly out of your range of control, she’ll last a nice long time. It’ll give you plenty of bang for your buck.

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7 Reasons Why Bungy Jumping Is The Best Adventure Sport

The thrill of outdoor adventure sports. Most of them death defying and bares an absolute image of risk in which people show much animosity. Despite the animosity, extreme adventure sports have been gaining much popularity all over the world. More and more people find themselves in these activities because of a most natural human trait – curiosity. Finding out why others can do it and you can’t. Zoning in on the fears that you may have which prevent you from finding out what it is like to engage in such activities. What’s good about adventure sports is that there is always a platform to start from and this start-off point is bungy jumping. The following 7 reasons make bungy jumping the best adventure sport for budding adrenaline junkies and absolute enthusiasts.

1. It’s a great beginner sport for extreme aficionados. Very little training and know how is required. Neophytes to the sport need not purchase their own equipment, plus suitable locations are spread throughout the globe which makes it so easy to find.

2. It’s safer than it looks. Jumping off a platform that is over 100 feet high with only an elastic cord attached to your ankles is not exactly a day to day routine and would certainly look very dangerous. Once you get to know the sport, you will realize the intense maintenance that bungy jumping equipment goes through. The training that the facilitators have and the extensive accreditation that has to be obtained before they can even talk about bungy. A bungy jump is mostly seen as a carefree act of liberating one’s soul from deep seated fears, chronic stress or simply a crazy man’s notion of fun. The nitty gritty procedure of ensuring a jumper’s safety is often hidden behind people oscillating, jumper’s screaming and rejoicing one jump after the other. If security of this activity is the question of the day, just come to think that bungy jumping has come a long, long way and all throughout its journey, safety has always been the priority.

3. One bungy so many ways. Bungy jumping has been on the market for such a long time that improvisations on the jump have been created to provide more chill and more thrill. To date variations range from the traditional ankle bungy jump to bungy trampolin and bungy rocket where the participant is catapulted up from the ground, and the twin towers.

4. A bungy for all occasions. This is a great adventure sport because you can urge your friends to share the experience with you. Desperate to have your best friend join you? Then you can give them an adventure similar to yours as a gift! Something that they cannot refuse and will be thanking you for, for the longest time.

5. Standalone or combine with other extreme sports, bungy jumping is sure to give you a fired up extreme atmosphere that will keep you buzzed for weeks!

6. The view to a thrill. Bungy jumping involves great heights which bring about two things, fear and a spectacular view of the surrounding area. One compliments another as some people use the spectacular sights as a means to pacify the fear of the drop.

7. A Repeat Performance. Unlike most of the extreme sports on the market, bungy jumping allows you to do one jump after the other. Some outfitters even have the option to hype up your game by upgrading a simple jump to a more complex and extreme one.

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Source by Brett Hughes

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Escalada em Maine (EUA)

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Posted by Freecs.com.br on 2013-01-29 10:27:17

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Aurora Borealis Time Lapse HD (AABB Happy Travel)



Aurora Borealis Time Lapse
Shooting Location:Fell Centre Kiilopaa, Saariselka, Finland
Shooting Date: 7-9 Feb 2013
Produced by AABB Happy Travel

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India, The Tourist’s Paradise

India is a land that offers a mind-boggling diversity of natural beauty, flora and fauna, a rich, vibrant and proud history of cultural heritage and is famous for its hospitality to people who are fascinated by the numerous stories enchanting stories about India and come to visit the country. And the country does not disappoint them. The majestic snowcapped mountains, the lush rolling valleys, the gushing rivers, green fields, gorgeous colorful flowers and luscious fruits, the arid deserts, the plateaus, the hills, the tea gardens on the mountain slopes, the orchards, the waterfalls, the list simply goes on and on. Every year, thousands of tourists from different parts of the world flock to this country for visiting different places, to enjoy different festivals, to take part in adventure tourism, pilgrimages etc. Tourism is one of the largest service industries in India and plays a major role in providing employment to the population and the country’s economy. The tourism ministry in the country caters to the various demands and needs of the tourists. The India Tourism Development Corporation is a Government of India undertaking dedicated to taking care of travel needs like hotels, flights, trains, car rentals etc.

If you are coming to India the first time, it is advised that you read about the various destinations you are planning to visit and make full arrangements for accommodations. There are reputed hotel chains which have luxury hotels in different tourist destinations of the country. You can make your bookings online or over the telephone using the useful contact information available in their websites. Check out these sites and know more about the facilities, the tour packages, the tariffs etc available here.

If you are traveling on a tight budget, then there are numerous hotels with affordable rents but with high living standards. Before booking you must ensure that the neighboring area is safe, proper transport facilities are available and you can communicate with the outside world too. Book your hotels, cars etc online and enjoy a relatively hassle-free vacation.

The tourism board advises tourists to contact only fully authorized, reputed and trustworthy tour guides and tour operators to ensure a safe travel. These guides should at least have photo identity cards issued by the Ministry of Tourism. Arrange for proper transportations that will take you to different parts of the country. If you want to visit the more remote and somewhat inhospitable areas like the mountains of Ladakh, or the arid deserts of Rajasthan or forest safaris, then you must take proper precautions against potential dangers, diseases etc.

To arrange for flights, search online for cheap flights to India if the budget is limited. There are many websites which list information about flight ticket prices from different airlines, compare the prices and provide you with the best results. You can also opt for affordable holiday packages in India along with affordable accommodations and transportations. Search multiple travel portals to obtain the best options and cheap tickets to India. Just type in your destination and the sites will return a list of airline ticket prices for you to choose from.

Welcome to India and enjoy a vacation experience of a lifetime!

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Source by Tom Hunk