Best Asian Travel Photography Books

China was the largest and most advanced economy on earth for much of recorded history, until the British Empire (excluding India) overtook it in the mid 19th century. Japan has had for only several decades after WW2 the largest economy in Asia and second-largest of any single nation in the world, after surpassing the Soviet Union in 1986 and Germany in 1968.

Economic growth in Asia since World War II to the 1990s had been concentrated in Japan as well as the four regions of South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore located in the Pacific Rim, known as the Asian tigers, which have now all received developed country status, having the highest GDP per capita in Asia.

It is forecasted that India will overtake Japan in terms of nominal GDP by 2020. In terms of GDP per capita, both nominal and PPP-adjusted, South Korea will become the second wealthiest country in Asia by 2025, overtaking Germany, the United Kingdom and France. According to IMF statistics for the year 2010, the mostly unrecognised Republic of China PPP-adjusted GDP per capita, at USD 34,743, is already higher than that of Finland, France, or Japan.

To better help you visually understand Asia, here are the ten best Asian photography books ever:

1) Asia by Olivier Föllmi


Inspired by the beauty of distant countries, Asia celebrates the depth and grandeur of the Far East. The fourth volume in Abrams’ album-size collection of Olivier Föllmi’s photographs, this book presents the most exceptional images the artist took during his travels in Burma, Japan, China, and Vietnam, and many points between. The large format allows the photographs, their colors, and the places and people they capture to come alive in the reader’s hands. The photographs are accompanied by captions written by acclaimed journalist Virginie de Borchgrave that give detailed information about each image. The book also includes an essay by Föllmi, who describes his experience traveling in these regions. Asia is a celebration and invocation of the continent which has inspired many to dream.

2) Lonely Planet The Asia Book


Asia: a continent of candid contradictions, unmatched mayhem and mystery, where just one experience will never quite articulate the magic of the place. A fisherman’s song at dawn on the banks of the Mekong, a chaos of color on the ghats of the Ganges, the silence of the vast steppes of Kazakhstan, a marching mile of red hats along the Great Wall road: Asia is all this and more. From the tropical beaches of Bali to the frozen slopes of Everest, The Asia Book draws together a definitive collection of the sights, sounds and tastes of this captivating continent. Let Lonely Planet’s photographers, authors and travellers lead you through five regions, 46 countries, and more than two thousand years of stories.

3) South Southeast by Steve McCurry

The photographs in this book reflect the passion that Steve McCurry has for the people of countries such as India, Afghanistan etc. It also shows his eye for the landscapes of these countries, evoking fervour for the colours of the land. While Steve McCurry’s photographs will always move and inspire, the layout of this book is so effective to the display of his works. A large format that gives the images room to breath, and simple facing pages that state the location and date of the image. This is a book that would continue to inspire every time you leaf through the pages. Those of you who are consumers of the imagery in National Geographic will experience more than a few flashes of recognition as you page through the sumptuous images in this book. Unlike on the pages of national geo, however, this book gives Steve’s images the chance to stand alone, independent of editorial and other clutter on the page, and in this singular treatment it is easy to recognize them for what they are: exceptional color photography, and exceptional pieces of art. Whether you have traveled to southeast asia in body or in mind, you will find these images deep and resounding, worth many hours of leisurely flipping. If you are a color photographer, you will stop and stare with admiration, remembering again why you carry a camera.

4) CHINA: Portrait of a People by Tom Carter


There are more than 1.3 billion people in China. Besides the majority Han Chinese, the population includes 56 ethnic groups numbering over one hundred million. Over the course of 2 years and 35,000 miles, photojournalist Tom Carter captured it ALL on film. Carter’s anthropological-like study of China stands apart in its genre, as it focuses expressly on the PEOPLE of China. In addition to documenting the everyday life of “ordinary” people, Carter also backpacked to the most remote areas of China to observe reclusive ethnic minorities. From Inner Mongolian nomads to newlyweds in Hong Kong, from the teenage girl living in Chengdu dressed like an American punk rocker to the soot covered coal miner in Southern Shanxi, Carter’s camera documented the complexity and diversity of China like no other book ever has.

5) A Day in the Life of Japan by Rick Smolan


On June 7, 1985, 100 photographers from around the world set out to cover Japan. Many had participated in A Day in the Life of Canada ( LJ 11/1/85) and the similar books on Australia and Hawaii. This, however, is the first such coverage of a non-Western, non-English-speaking country. The color photographs are sumptuously reproduced and every one holds our attention. The pictures are arranged chronologically, from early morning until late at night. A map of Japan shows where each was taken. Photographers are credited next to their pictures, and biographies of participants follow the picture essay, as does a story about their experiences taking these 300 pictures, chosen from some 135,000 exposures. The range of subjects covered is enormous and shakes up our notions about Japan.

6) Korea: As Seen by Magnum Photographers


South Korea, with its craggy hillsides, gnarled trees, and ancient temples, is steeped in tradition yet, at the same time, is thoroughly modern—the tenth-ranking industrial power in the world. Its capital city, Seoul, is one of the most populous cities in the world and home to such cutting-edge buildings as the Samsung Tower Palace. The beautiful landscape and day-to-day details of life in South Korea are depicted here in images taken by the photographers of Magnum—the famed cooperative whose members are among the greatest photographers of our time. Here we see a rich culture that both respects a dynamic cultural history and celebrates the latest trends in fashion, technology, and architecture. These extraordinary photographs are set in their historical context by an insightful text by historian Bruce Cumings.

7) The Ministry of Truth: Kim Jong-Il’s North Korea by Eva Munz


The few dozen tourists—and a few journalists—who come annually to the North Korean capital of Pyongyang are accompanied by guides and are only allowed to see what the regime blinders for their viewing. For the visitors, actors often represent pedestrians, and the consumer goods seen in stores are unavailable to the public at large. The statistics heaped upon the visitors are dubious at best. Kim Jong Il’s People’s Republic of North Korea is a gigantic installation, a simulation, a play. Eva Munz, Christian Kracht, and Lukas Nikol traveled to this land to take pictures of a country from which there are no pictures. What they show in The Ministry of Truth is a window view of the gigantic 3-D production of Kim Jong Il, who writes the nation’s statistics and authors its film script. Because no accurate view is available of this total installation, the authors make the only one possible: They comment on their photos with quotations from a didactic book on the art of film written by the dictator—who not only collects wine and Mazda RX-7 sports cars, but also has an enormous film library.

8) India: In Word and Image by Eric Meola


Although photographer Meola’s claim that he is drawn to India because the people are blessed with childhood’s sense of wonder seems slightly patronizing, his photographs are an affectionate tribute to the subcontinent’s diversity and history. Meola has a fine eye for detail and devotes equal attention to the grand and the humble, from spectacular Buddhist mandalas and Rajasthan’s sprawling forts to rose-ringed parakeets nesting in trees or henna on a woman’s hands. Suffused with light and color, his images sidestep cliché to achieve an intimacy and spontaneity that readers will relish.

9) Passage to Vietnam : Through the Eyes of Seventy Photographers


The work of 70 photojournalists from 14 countries (including 15 Vietnamese photographers), this eye-opening and beautiful photo-essay on Vietnam portrays a reunified country still recovering from the wounds of war. More than 200 candid color photographs take us inside homes and temples, brick and bicycle factories, oil fields, open-air markets and college dorms, profiling a people of restless energy and ancient culture. Sponsored by U.S. and Thai corporations, the book argues that Vietnam’s Marxist communism “is hardly strident or insistent,” and that reforms of the last decade have freed the nation from Ho Chi Minh’s doctrinaire policies, allowing private ownership of businesses, foreign investment and greater freedom of expression and worship.

10) Carrying Cambodia by Hans Kemp


Unbelievable feats of transportation are an everyday occurrence on the streets of Cambodia. Tuk tuks, cyclos, cars, trucks, motorbikes and bicycles transport loads that defy your wildest imagination. Photographers Hans Kemp and Conor Wall documented this unique street culture resulting in this amazing 144 page book loaded with incredible photographs that will forever change your definition of “packed.”

An Unforgettable Journey To Italy!

Travel gains knowledge and experience. If you haven’t visited Italy yet and are planning for a vacation there, then, Perillo Tours will direct you to Italy to have a wonderful and enriching experience. Italy, the globalized nation, the sixth best reputed country in Europe takes the fourth place in highest tourism earner. So you can very well imagine how beautiful the place can be. you step down to Italy, it welcomes you with a festival atmosphere; because every month of the year has an interesting festival in Italy. The customs and traditions are exceptional in Italy; given to its rich art, architecture and traditional values.

Rome, the capital of Italy, has many interesting sightseeing places that include monuments, churches, museums, renaissance places, and so on. The first and the foremost tourist attraction in Italy is the Colosseum, the Flavian Amphitheater located at the heart of Rome. This elliptical amphitheater is considered as the greatest work of Rome’s architecture and engineering.

After you have visited the Vatican and St. Peter’s in Rome, trip to Venice, a scenic city, constructed in the middle of a lagoon. At the heart of this beautiful and romantic city you will find Piazza San Marco with its glorious church. Milan the hub for stylish shops, restaurants, and galleries is a shopper’s delight. Rich in art and culture, Milan is considered one of the richest cities in Europe.

If you’re at the south of Italy, then don’t miss Naples, one of the most vibrant cities of Italy, known for its ancient, historic, and artistic resources. The medieval center Verona, with the romantic tale of Romeo and Juliet associated with it tops the list of all romantics. Ultimately, your travel to Italy may never be complete without visiting Turin, Bologna, Perugia, and Genoa. One visit to Italy will never seem enough. The beauty and culture of Italy is sure to allure you back.

Cultural considerations in Latin America

Latin Americans are famously laid-back – so much so that people often say you should reset your watch to a different pace of life when landing in the region. However, don’t be seduced into thinking that just because people seem relaxed, they won’t get offended by anything! As with travelling anywhere, there are always a few sensitive areas you need to be aware of – and Latin America is no different!


While Latin America seems to ooze sexuality when it’s depicted in the Western media, many parts of the region are deeply religious. As a result modest dress and behaviour are highly recommended: there are plenty of beaches where you can strip off, so there’s no need to do it elsewhere! To avoid feeling the need to bare all, make sure you invest in some loose fitting, cotton clothes. As most Latin Americans are Catholic, Sundays are of real religious significance. On this day, double your efforts to seem modest (and don’t expect too many shops to be open)! Plus, while churches are great places to visit, remember that they are places of worship too.


The ‘war on drugs’ in Central and South America is not called a ‘war’ for nothing: while drugs here are more readily available than at home, possession and other drug-related offences are dealt with pretty harshly. As such, getting involved with drugs in South America does not come highly recommended, especially as police searches are very common. Also, while chewing coca leaves is a popular past-time in Bolivia, Peru, Chile and Argentina, make sure you don’t travel with them. Outside of Latin America, most countries make no distinction between the coca leaves and any other substance containing cocaine.

(Don’t) watch your space

Communication in South America is far from a timid affair: conversations are bigger, brasher and feature a lot more hand gestures. A by-product of all this means your personal space is not as sacred as it might be back at home! Stepping back from someone who’s talking to you may be considered rude, so try and leave your inhibitions behind and get involved yourself!

Don’t get snap-happy

It’s a common reaction to whip out a camera and start merrily snapping away whenever you see something interesting. Usually this isn’t too much of an issue in Latin America, but may cause problems if you start photographing kids, people in traditional dress or government officials. Your best bet is to ask first – imagine how you’d feel if someone thought your jeans and t-shirt were weird and starting taking pictures of them!

Re-set your watch!

Although it differs in each country, Latin Americans tend to have a more relaxed attitude to timekeeping than in the West. Perhaps it’s the laid-back attitude to life or the extra few hours of daylight you get, but punctuality is not a big concern here! If you’ve arranged a meeting with someone try and clarify if they mean a time exactly or approximately, as it may prevent you from standing around waiting for everyone to arrive!

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Vacation in Italy becomes easy with efficient transfer services!

In case one is looking to visit that one country which contains most of the number of World Heritage Sites than any other place in the world, the place to be is Italy without any doubt! With its rich history, art, culture, fashion and cuisine, Italy is a traveler’s ultimate destination. This place is dotted with amazingly beautiful beaches, coast lines, ancient monuments, mountains and churches to name a few!

For a person who is in love for either good food, history, fashion or maybe interested in exploring the culture side of the west, Italy is the best amalgamation of all this and much more.

The visitor’s delight!

This country of Italy is the fifth largest tourist earner where its main economy is standing on its tourism and thus, a lot of stress is made on making the tourism aspect especially strong. Due to this very fact Italy is studded with a number of hotels starting from the affordable ones to the ones which is the best abode for the ultra rich people all over! The main tourist destinations are budding with shopping destinations showcasing the best of the place along with an array of tourist services which promise to make the experience even more beautiful and fulfilling in the long run! The tour packages and transfer service in Italy gives a traveler, explorer or a visitor ample number of choices and customized view options which fit according to each and every pocket size and gives them a value for their hard earned money as well.

The tourist services Italy

Taking about the tourist services of Italy, there are loads of services which give the traveler a chance to choose from according to affordability and choice. These services offer special tour packages which are less expensive as well as come in VIP packages too, where the traveler gets to feel the luxuries associated with it, though on a good expense.

While staying and touring in Italy, another important factor is the transport facility. This is also taken care of by the tourist services Italy where a visitor needs to travel from their native to this foreign country and also while travelling within Italy without any hindrance.

The Transfer service in Italy

Almost all of the tourist services Italy has a range of transfer services which they offer to the guests which include the services which takes the visitor from or to the ports and the airports all over the country with elegant, luxurious and comfortable vehicles depending on the choice and the requirement. The services in the luxury part are the cars which are fully air conditioned and also have the special permits to enter into the most restricted places of all as well, like in the cities of Rome and the Vatican City too!

The transfer services are pretty much required here as after a tiresome and long flight or a long day’s destination visits, a person may not be in mood to board a normal vehicle and would love to feel at rest. The varied transfer service in Italy is well connected and with the most efficient drivers to take one to or from a particular location to the destination without much hassles as well.

Is Lekker International a Legitiate Home Business Opportunity?

The global economic meltdown is really having a negative impact on businesses. More and more people are losing their jobs, and unemployment is growing at an unpleasant rate. These have lead to people getting more desperate and doing whatever they can just to earn extra money, and one of which is joining the Network Marketing industry. But Network Marketing is not a job; it is a business opportunity. However, making money through Network Marketing is not easy because there are also a lot of scams existing today. It is very important to perform your due diligence before venturing into any Network Marketing company in order to avoid more financial heartbreak.

This Lekker International review is written with a purpose to explain in all honesty what this business model is all about, and not to sell you this business. I simply do not tolerate and will never support online get-rich-quick schemes and scams. Lekker International is neither a get-rich-quick scheme nor a scam.

Lekker International is an international Travel, Leisure, Lifestyle and Rewards Company backed up with an experienced Management Team. Michael Faust – Founder of this company, who has spent 20 years in Network Marketing and achieved success with some related MLM Travel Companies, has always dreamt of establishing his own MLM Travel Company. His end result is Lekker International, and the company is still in Soft Launch as of the writing of this article.

Lekker International has negotiated global rights for Network Marketing with a large international travel rewards company that delivers exclusive product benefits from the world’s leading leisure and travel operators. Unlike anything else you have seen before in MLM Travel and Leisure companies, their system is PATENTED! After many years of developing an enviable client base of highly recognised corporate clients, this patented system is now offering people like you access to these sought after travel offerings through Lekker International.

You can ONLY join this business opportunity through a special invitation link from a Lekker Associate. The Company realises that everyone has different needs, budget and goals when it comes to leisure and travel. So rather than offer a ONE product fits ALL, Lekker offers three levels of access each offering different benefits and privileges. These levels are the Bronze Lifestyle, Silver Lifestyle, and Gold Lifestyle Packs. What is even more amazing is that when you purchase any of the Lekker Lifestyle Pack, you immediately receive a “Travel Voucher” equal to the value of your upfront outlay which you can use to slash the cost of staying at thousands of resorts and hotels all around the globe.

Lekker International is not a typical MLM system that is set up so that only the top level members earn a lot of money and the rest of the team members earn next to nothing. No one is left behind as the company utilizes the BINARY Compensation Plan. Binary compensation plans are powerful in that each member only has two teams to build, a LEFT and a RIGHT team so every time a member introduces more than two people, every extra member they introduce MUST be placed under an existing member in either their left or right team, thereby creating what we call SPILLOVERS. Members are paid WEEKLY in Euros. Lekker also offers great resource materials that will teach all members how this business works and how to build and grow their own Lekker Team.

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Discover where to find the Top Nature Reserves in Italy

Lo Zingaro: This 7km-long coastline, located in Italy’s beautiful island of Sicily, stretches from Castellammare del Golfo to San Vito Lo Capo. The coast is made up of rocky Mesozoic limestone for the most part and is known for its craggy cliffs and little characteristic inlets. In addition to admiring the incredible flora and fauna of the reserve, it’s also a great place for those active travellers, boasting three different hiking paths to follow, all ranging in length and difficulty: The coastal trail is the easiest, with inlets along the way where you can walk down to the little beaches and picnic tables along the course to stop for lunch. The half-coast path has great views, though it takes about 4 ½ hours to hike from the South to the North, and if you’re a truly passionate hiker, try your hand at the high path, the most difficult, which takes about 7 hours from beginning to end. Along the way enjoy the hidden coves to take a dip, not to mention to incredible species of flora and fauna to disocver. If you’re looking for a place nearby to stay, the historic and quaint village of Scopello is a great option. A truly hidden gem along the Tyrrhenian coast, rent a villa in Scopello and see everything it has to offer: food, nature, tradition and history.

Lo Zingaro Nature Reserve

Lo Zingaro Nature Reserve

Tuscan Archipelago: This covers quite a bit of area between the Tuscan coast and the island of Corsica, and is an area that dates back to the Triassic period. It is made up of seven islands, which are well worth seeing, even if you take day trips to a few: Capraia, Elba, Giannutri, Giglio, Gorgona, Montecristo and Pianosa. Quite particular of this archipelago is that all islands serve as a resting point for birds during the migration period from North to South and from South to North, especially in Gorgona, Palmaiola, Cerboli and Montecristo. If you want to catch a glimpse of the particular peregrine falcon, you may see them during the migratory period on the islands of Elba or Capraia. Each island is quite characteristic in and of itself, the largest of them being Elba. Famous for being Napolean’s haven during his exile, Elba holds a host of natural treasures in addition to its abundance of history. Its clear, crystalline waters make it a great place for beaching, not to mention the ideal spot for diving, snorkeling and other water sports. If you are an avid hiker and would like to do so surrounded by rugged, unspoiled nature and amazing waters, get to Capraia, known for its many trekking paths. Giglio is the second largest island of the archipelago and will give you a host of things to see: from sandy beaches to bustling village port towns, it is that mix of nature, history and culture. If you’re looking for the best place to stay out of the islands, try Elba or Giglio as they are the most populated and geared towards tourists. The others are best to visit by ferry during day trips, and remember, some of the islands, like Montecristo for example, have been totally closed off to tourists and are only open to be visited by researchers.

Giglio Island


La Maddalena Archipelago: Here we find ourselves in the beautiful Sardinia, one of Italy’s islands that is in and of itself a truly amazing jewel. The Maddalena Archipelago is located in the Straits of Bonifacio between Corsica and Northeastern Sardinia and is made up of seven islands: Maddalena, Caprera, Spargi, Santo Stefano, Santa Maria, Budelli and Razzoli. This archipelago is quite particular in that it has yet to catch on as a tourist point, so it is relatively untouched by the typical hoards of summer tourists. If you go to Caprera, you fill find many seabird species like the royal seagull, cormorant and peregrine falcon, not to mention wild goats, which is where it gets its name from. Spargi is the most isolated of all the islands with no tourist facilities, but is a great place to go for the day where you can take a peaceful swim in its amazing coves and inlets. Budelli, however, is by far the most captivating of the Maddalena archipelago islands, and one you should get to immediately. It is well known for its pink sandy beaches, caused by the coral from its surrounding sea. Get to Spiaggia Rosa or Cala Piatto and Cala Cisternone for the most breathtaking shorelines. As far as lodging is concerned, staying on the main island, Maddalena, is best. It offers a wealth of things to do and is only a short boat ride from the others.



So treat yourself to an alternative Italian vacation on your next holiday and see some of the country’s best, unspoiled nature for a truly peaceful trip. Don’t forget your camera!

China Visitors Adore Hot Spring

Understanding what consumers want will be an outstanding business practice. As Japan prepares to welcome countless 1000’s far more tourists from East Asia – especially from china airlines – travel-related businesses here should really note that what Asians desire to get from their around Japan tours is a great deal different from what some Westerners want.The Japanese federal government, as component just of its growth strategy, is aiming to appeal to far more foreign vacationers. This month, it loosened visa needs for Chinese visitors.Vacationers from great wall of china have a tendency to look for Japan’s hot springs, shopping as well as foods, in that order, as per a survey performed by the Japan Nationwide Tourism Organization.

Americans, in comparison, visit Japan just for meals, the standard landscapes of temples and shrines as well as shopping, the actual survey discovered. The actual publicly funded organization interviewed 15,355 foreign tourists just last year, and will publish a full report on its study by the end of July.The preferences expressed in the survey are usually what drive Asians to Tokyo and also Osaka city areas just for shopping, as well as Westerners to Itsukushima Shrine in Hiroshima and also more recently Mt. Koya in Wakayama.’There is a little contrast between Asians and also Westerners,’ said Tei Zenbon spokesman for the organization.Mr. Tei said very several first-time Asian visitors visit Japan just for very hot springs, though not quite a few Westerners do. Whilst Asians buy cosmetics, electronics and sweets, Westerners acquire kimono, crafts and also woodwork.’Asians show their interests in Japan’s pioneering technologies and also modern culture. Meanwhile, westerners choose to see conventional Japan,’ Mr. Tei said. ‘These preferences are strongly reflected with what they buy.’He mentioned cosmetics are a prime example just of what Asians shop for that Westerners do not.

Japanese manufacturers such as Shiseido, Fancl, and DHC have an effective reputation around East Asia for your skin-whitening abilities just of their products.South Korea nonetheless sends probably the most sightseers to Japan, together with 1.59 million visiting during the past year. However the Japan Tourism Agency aims to over triple the quantity of Chinese vacationers to 3.9 million in 2013 from one.01 million a year ago.Toshiji Aikyo, head of Japan Tourism Association’s venture promotion group, stated many first-time visitors through the mainland simply flow to the ‘golden route,’ which takes tourists from Osaka, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji to Tokyo, given that the particular market just for tours has merely opened.Chinese visitors may circulation into other destinations in the coming years. The Japan Tourism Agency will be considering loosening requirements for interpreters so local governments can set their very own requirements, said Kazuhiro Suzuki, head of interpreter and also manual unit at JTA. The actual present law prohibits folks operating as interpreters just for revenue unless they’ve a nationwide license.

The actual Japan Tourism Association has an workplace in Taiwan, as well as quite a few travelers from there who turn into repeat visitors over the past few just of decades ‘come to observe Japan’s esoteric appeal,’ Mr. Aikyo said.The particular recent JNTO survey showed the actual top rated three objectives just for Taiwanese were scorching springs, foods as well as organic landscapes.Japan’s leading travel agent JTB has primarily conducted ‘golden route’ tours so far, mentioned JTB spokesman Susumu Motoyoshi. He mentioned the particular western Japanese island of Kyushu and the northern island just of Hokkaido will turn into more popular destinations from now on due to Kyushu’s proximity as well as Hokkaido’s nature.

From time to time, Asian visitors beat a path to unpromoted sites. Following the Chinese movie, Fei Cheng Wu Rao (In case that You’re the 1), additionally, the Korean Tv drama, Iris, turn into hits in their respective nations, Chinese and Korean visitors flooded to the northern Japanese regions of Hokkaido as well as Akita where the actual movie as well as drama were filmed.Mr. Tei declared no local commission was behind individuals projects, and the places had been just selected by the producers.

5 Hot Jobs for Every Travel Enthusiast

Who does not love travelling, exploring new places, wondering across borders and having a joyful time in the midst of nature? There is a travelling bug insider every person, some of us embrace it while some ignore it. While few consider travelling as a hobby; for rest of us it’s a luxury that we cannot afford!

What if, you get to earn as a traveler?

What if you get a job that not only give you big fat cheque, but also allow you to travel the world?

Yes, you heard it right!

With the changing job structure and increasing globalization, India now has tons of jobs opportunities for freshers. Distributed in several niches, these jobs not only provide employment opportunities but also allow a candidate to peruse his/her hobby and earn.

In this article, we are going to explore 5 hot career option that a travelling enthusiast has in India:

Wildlife Photography

Wildlife photography is a perfect and top most option for every job seeker who is a travel lover. Starting from the fascinating documentaries to the wildlife photography of National Geographic, Animal Planet and Discovery Channel; Wildlife photography is an apt option for those in love with Mother Nature. Spend your days, weeks and months in the midst of forest, get rid of all the routine work and yelling boss with this adventurous career option.

International Journalist

World of news and media also allow an aspirant to travel the world. Rise of 24/7 media has given boost to the correspondent and reporters job market in and across India. An international correspondent gets to travel the world and break his boundaries. If you think you have what it takes to be a good reporter or media personal, this may be a perfect career choice just for you.

English Teacher

There is a huge demand of English teachers in the Non-English speaking countries of the world. However, it is not as glamorous as wildlife photography or journalism, but English teacher work internationally with non-profit agencies and government bodies to help poor/underdeveloped nations communicate with rest of the world.


Fly a plane across the world. If you are someone with a science degree could easily enroll themselves with government recognized flight school and earn a professional flying degree. Government also provide numerous scholarships for a pilot aspirant in India.

International Flight Attendant

An apt career option for all those who are not inclined towards academics. International flight attendant or airhostess not only allow you to travel the world, but it also allow you to earn well without having a solid academic background.

Final Word

Non-conventional by nature, these jobs provide amazing future to the employment market of our country. If you have the passion and enthusiasm, start filling out the applications right away.

Las Vegas Freebies – They Do Exist!

Things to do in Las Vegas that are absolutely FREE! You can find them inside the Casinos and on the Strip, as well as all around the town. There are many Family oriented shows that are enjoyed by young and old alike. If you ask the “locals”, they’ll tell you where to find the best shows! But I’m here to do the same thing. So, hang on, here we go.–-They-Do-Exist.jpgBut, there are many great freebies outside of the Casinos too!

One of the great shows that is available free to families is the Fall of Atlantis Show at Caesars Palace, located in the Forum Shops, next to The Cheesecake Factory. This particular show is a laser, water, and light show that features wonderful animatronics action. Also notice that the show’s platform is actually a salt-water aquarium. You can see divers feed the fish each day at 1:15 and 5:15 while another staff member is on hand to answer any questions you may have about the show and the facility. You can actually take a tour of the facility at 3:15 each day. Enjoy watching the gods as they entertain you rather than us entertaining them. At the west end of the mall is the Festival Fountain show, featuring an animatronic discussion between Bacchus, Venus, Apollo and Pluto as well as a laser light show.

The Cambridge Community Center offers a free movie with popcorn each Saturday at 1:00. Each week a different movie will be shown and children under 12 must bring an adult to keep them company. You can check out which movie will be playing by checking out the posting on Friday.

Another great Las Vegas freebie is daily performances by the Hawaiian Marketplace Island Performers. These performances take place throughout the day from 11:00 am until 10:30 pm and feature wonderful dances that will remind you of the islands. See hula dancers, fire and knife dancers, musicians, lei makers, and animatronic birds. The performances take place at the Hawaiian Marketplace, and they too are Free. The market is made up of several stand-alone cart vendors surrounding nine anchor stores that offer a variety of clothing, gifts and souvenirs. The market is covered by an awning, which helps to keep things a bit cooler.

I know you’re an Elvis fan, so be sure to see Pete Vallee perform as Big Elvis. This show is free, and the crowds get huge as his reputation for vocal talent is matched by his heartfelt renditions of Elvis’ ballads. A collector of Elvis memorabilia, Pete admires his namesake and tries to stay true to the King’s persona as a man who loved and was loved by his fans, and maintained a sense of loyalty to them. When Pete sings, his fans come alive and the party begins.

Pete’s repertoire includes an abundance of Elvis tunes, as well as Louis Armstrong, some country, gospel and other favorites. He is currently appearing at the Barbary Coast on “the Strip” Tuesday through Friday from 3 – 6 pm.

M&M’s World uses ingenuity and a whole lot of sugar to make an impression on Las Vegas. It’s a sweet place to visit. More importantly it is a free place to visit. This museum is open Sunday through Thursday from 9 am until 11 pm and Friday and Saturday from 9 am until midnight. This really is a neat attraction to visit and is much more than initially meets the eye. Take a stroll, look around and make sure you see all there is to see or you just might miss something fantastic.

Can you believe: four floors of retail space devoted to our favorite chocolate-covered candies? It just doesn’t get much better than that! Located in the Showcase Mall, the mouth-watering exhibit features Red, Yellow and the rest of the brightly colored gang on everything from T-shirts and golf-club covers to calculators and martini glasses.

The attraction features a 3-D movie theater, the films rotate and viewers are rewarded with a surprise treat as they exit. There also is a wall of M&M’s, displaying the sweet treat in nearly every color imaginable, from aqua green to gold. But perhaps the most exciting exhibit in the attraction is the M&M Racing Team area. The exhibit is centered on a replica of #38, the M&M’s sponsored race car driven by Elliott Sadler in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series.

For another sweet freebie, you really must make plans to visit Ethel M’s Chocolate Factory. The admission for this self-guided tour is free as is the first sample, but who can eat just one chocolate? Be sure not to leave this tour empty handed, as you’ll be kicking yourself once you get back to the room and have a craving for something sinfully sweet. In addition to the chocolate factor is the Botanical Cactus Garden that is open from 8:30 until 7:00 daily. Another great thing to see on this particular tour is the Living Machine, which has waste-consuming ecologies that turns 32,000 gallons wastewater each day into water that is clean enough to use for irrigation purposes.

The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Natural History, which is located on the University of Nevada Las Vegas Campus, is another place to go and learn while being entertained. Admission is Monday through Friday from 8:00 until 4:45 and on Saturday from 10:00 until 2:00. Admission is free and the museum is closed on all state and federal holidays. This museum offers a great display of Western culture and the history of ancient Mexico.

Where else in Las Vegas can you learn about the native cultures of the southwest United States and view Navajo weaving, jewelry and basketry; Hopi kachinas, basketry and pottery; and Southern Paiute basketry and archaeological objects without paying admission?

Is there another museum in Las Vegas where you can view a comprehensive collection of objects representing nearly every culture of Pre-Columbian Latin America? And where else might one see a cohesive collection of Guatemalan costumes and an extensive collection of Mexican masks and then wander to view reptiles native to our region, all for free?

No matter what your specific interests are there are plenty of wonderful things to see and do in Las Vegas that do not put a strain on the pocketbook at all.