Wednesday, October 1, 2014

List of Tourist Attractions In Nepal

Nepal officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked sovereign nation located in South Asia. With an area of 147,181 square kilometres (56,827 sq mi) and a population of approximately 27 million. Nepal is the world's 93rd largest country by land mass and the 41st most populous country. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People's Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India. Specifically, the Indian states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, and Sikkim border Nepal, while across the Himalayas lies the Tibetan Autonomous Region. Nepal is separated from Bangladesh by the narrow Indian Siliguri Corridor. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and largest metropolis.


Annapurna is a nature conservation area is a favorite track route of professional climbers. Annapurna is a nature conservation area is a favorite track route of professional climbers. Annapurna is a series of peaks located in the western Himalayas of Nepal. Annapurna I, the highest peak reaching 8,000 meters, surrounded by his brothers are in the 7,000 meters, always covered with snow and exudes a grandeur that magnet tourists coming to this country.


Lumbinī  is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi district of Nepal. It is the place where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama (Gautam Buddha).[2] Siddhartha Gautama lived roughly between 623 and 543 BCE and he founded Buddhism as Gautama Buddha. Lumbini is one of four magnets for pilgrimage that sprang up in places pivotal to the life of the Buddha, the others being at Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya and Sarnath.


Neighboring city of Kathmandu, Pokhara, also one of the popular attractions. The third largest city in Nepal is known as the gateway to the basecamp Anapura ascent, one point stop at the foot of the Himalayas. Pokhara offers trekking tour which generally take up to 25 days of travel. The city is also famous for its three stunning lake, one of Phewa Lake, with views of the snowy mountains of the Himalayas.


Nagarkot is a popular tourist spot in Nepal. Nagarkot is located 32 km east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2175 masl. Panorama of the main peak in the eastern Nepal Himalaya, as well as Sagarmatha (Mount Everest), can be seen from Nagarkot. Himalayan peaks like Manaslu (8463 meters above sea level), Ganesh Himal (7111 masl), Langan (7246 masl), Choba Bhamre (6016 masl) and Gaurisankar (7134 masl), all clearly seen from Nagarkot.


Kathmandu is Nepal's largest city and capital of Nepal. Kathmandu is situated in a valley in the heart of Nepal. Kathmandu is famous for many Buddhist temples and in it, mostly from the 17th century. One example is the Kathmandu's Durbar Square. Buildings that are open admiration in Nepal as a tourist attraction was built in the 16th century, contains a marvelous royal palace and many temples built in traditional pagoda style.

List of Great Places to Play Golf in Argentina

With time, the amount of golf players in the world have increased, that's because of the great tourism growth and real state increment. Even though there are a huge variety of options, let's talk about the ones we think any nomad golf player should know and pay a visit.

Club de Campo Mendoza

Club de Campo Mendoza
This club is located 10 minutes from Mendoza capital center and it is the only club in the province that offers 18 holes. One of the most interesting things is that the club is built over 764 mts above sea level close to the Andes. It was opened in 1974 and it has the privilege to be located near one of the most famous and newest touristic routes in Argentina, the "wine route". It's just few kilometers away from the main wine production companies from Argentina and wine cellars. Wine and golf at hand, the perfect combination for a great stay!

Cordoba Golf Club

Craddle of some of the biggest golf professionals (Eduardo Romero and Angel Cabrera). This golf club is well respected and highly valued by many people in Argentina. To the point that it was host to several important tournaments. Endless crowds of fans comeback all the time for a new challenge. You can find nature everywhere in this sierras chicas golf club, people find it so relaxing since it was built near the hills, offering great English design and peaceful atmosphere. It is situated approximately 20 km NW from Cordoba capital. It's location is accessible and easy to find if you are exploring the area.

Club Sierra de la Ventana

Some experts say this golf course is the largest in South America, and for some others, the biggest in the world. It's known for its undulations, water presence, and the conifer forest in the surroundings.

Mar del Plata Golf Club

It is know for being the oldest in the whole country and the province. The club was created in 1900 and it is highly known for being one of the toughest and fun golf courses in the country. It is known as the "saint andrews" from Argentina. null It was founded near Playa Grande, and it is also known as the "old golf course". One of the great things about it is that the view is breathtaking. Its level of difficulty is usually high that it represents a challenge to play on it. The architecture of the club house has a beautiful english style from last century.

180 Types of Phobias

Psychological Conditions

Specialists may prefer to avoid the suffix -phobia and use more descriptive terms such as personality disorders, anxiety disorders, and avoidant personality disorder.
  1. Ablutophobia – fear of bathing, washing, or cleaning
  2. Acousticophobia – fear of noise – a branch of phonophobia
  3. Acrophobia – fear of heights
  4. Agoraphobia – fear of helplessness and of leaving safe places
  5. Agraphobia – fear of sexual abuse
  6. Agrizoophobia – fear of wild animals, a branch of zoophobia
  7. Agyrophobia – fear of crossing the street
  8. Aichmophobia – fear of sharp or pointed objects (such as a needle or knife)
  9. Ailurophobia – fear of cats
  10. Algophobia – fear of pain
  11. Amathophobia, koniophobia – fear of dust
  12. Amaxophobia, ochophobia, motorphobia, hamaxophobia – fear of riding in a car
  13. Amychophobia – fear of being scratched
  14. Androphobia – fear of men
  15. Anthophobia – fear of flowers
  16. Anthropophobia – fear of people or the company of people, a form of social phobia
  17. Antlophobia – fear of floods
  18. Aquaphobia – fear of water. Distinct from hydrophobia, a scientific property that makes chemicals averse to interaction with water, as well as an archaic name for rabies
  19. Arachnophobia – fear of spiders
  20. Astraphobia – fear of thunder and lightning
  21. Astrophobia – fear of outer space
  22. Atychiphobia, kakorrhaphiophobia – fear of failure
  23. Aurophobia – fear of gold – a branch of metallophobia
  24. Automatonophobia – fear of anything that falsely represents a sentient being
  25. Autophobia – fear of ones potential actions or capabilities
  26. Aviophobia, aviatophobia – fear of flying
  27. Barophobia – fear of gravity
  28. Bathmophobia – fear of stairs or slopes
  29. Bibliophobia – fear of books
  30. Blood-injection-injury type phobia – a DSM-IV subtype of specific phobias
  31. Botanophobia – fear of plants
  32. Cathisophobia, thaasophobia – fear of sitting
  33. Chaetophobia – fear of hair
  34. Chemophobia – fear of chemicals
  35. Cherophobia - fear of happiness
  36. Chionophobia – fear of snow
  37. Chiroptophobia – fear of bats
  38. Chlorophobia – fear of the color green
  39. Chromophobia, chromatophobia – fear of colors
  40. Chronophobia – fear of time and time moving forward
  41. Chrysophobia – fear of the color orange
  42. Cibophobia, sitophobia – aversion to food, synonymous to anorexia nervosa
  43. Claustrophobia – fear of having no escape and being closed in
  44. Cleithrophobia – fear of being trapped
  45. Climacophobia – fear of climbing
  46. Coimetrophobia – fear of cemeteries
  47. Cometophobia – fear of comets
  48. Coulrophobia – fear of clowns (not restricted to evil clowns)
  49. Cyanophobia – fear of the color blue
  50. Cyberphobia – fear of or aversion to computers and of learning new technologies
  51. Decidophobia – fear of making decisions
  52. Demonophobia, daemonophobia – fear of demons
  53. Dentophobia, odontophobia – fear of dentists and dental procedures
  54. Disposophobia – fear of getting rid of or losing things – sometimes wrongly defined as compulsive hoarding
  55. Dysmorphophobia, or body dysmorphic disorder – a phobic obsession with a real or imaginary body defect
  56. Ecclesiophobia – fear of churches
  57. Emetophobia – fear of vomiting
  58. Enochlophobia - fear of crowds
  59. Eosophobia, phengophobia – fear of daylight
  60. Epistemophobia, gnosiophobia – fear of knowledge
  61. Ergophobia, ergasiophobia – fear of work or functioning, or a surgeon's fear of operating
  62. Erotophobia – fear of sexual love or sexual abuse
  63. Erythrophobia, erytophobia, ereuthophobia – fear of the color red
  64. Friggatriskaidekaphobia, paraskavedekatriaphobia, paraskevidekatriaphobia – fear of Friday the 13th
  65. Frigophobia – fear of becoming too cold
  66. Gamophobia – fear of marriage, commitment
  67. Gelotophobia – fear of being laughed at
  68. Gephyrophobia – fear of bridges
  69. Genophobia, coitophobia – fear of sexual intercourse
  70. Gerascophobia – fear of growing old or aging
  71. Gerontophobia – fear of growing old, or a hatred or fear of the elderly
  72. Globophobia – fear of balloons, or balloons popping – a branch of phonophobia[6]
  73. Glossophobia – fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak
  74. Gymnophobia – fear of nudity
  75. Gynophobia – fear of women
  76. Halitophobia – fear of bad breath
  77. Haphephobia – fear of being touched
  78. Harpaxophobia – fear of being robbed
  79. Heliophobia – fear of the sun or sunlight
  80. Hemophobia, haemophobia – fear of blood
  81. Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia – fear of the number 666
  82. Hoplophobia – fear of weapons, specifically firearms (generally a political term but the clinical phobia is also documented)
  83. Hylophobia – fear of trees, forests or wood
  84. Hypnophobia, somniphobia – fear of sleep
  85. Ichthyophobia – fear of fish, including fear of eating fish, or fear of dead fishKinetophobia, kinesophobia – fear of movement
  86. Kleptophobia, cleptophobia – fear of stealing or being stolen
  87. Koinoniphobia – fear of rooms
  88. Kosmikophobia – fear of cosmic phenomenon
  89. Koumpounophobia – fear of buttons
  90. Logophobia – fear of words
  91. Leukophobia – fear of the color white
  92. Lilapsophobia – fear of tornadoes or hurricanes
  93. Lipophobia – fear or avoidance of fats in food
  94. Mastigophobia, poinephobia – fear of punishment
  95. Mechanophobia – fear of machines
  96. Melanophobia – fear of the color black
  97. Melissophobia – fear of bees
  98. Melophobia – fear of music
  99. Metallophobia – fear of metals
  100. Meteorophobia – fear of meteors
  101. Methyphobia – fear of alcohol
  102. Mnemophobia – fear of memories
  103. Monophobia – fear of being alone or isolated or of one's self
  104. Musophobia, murophobia, suriphobia – fear of mice and/or rats
  105. Myrmecophobia – fear of ants
  106. Mysophobia – fear of germs, contamination or dirt
  107. Nebulaphobia, homichlophobia – fear of fog
  108. Necrophobia – fear of death and/or the dead
  109. Nelophobia, hyelophobia, hyalophobia – fear of glass
  110. Neophobia, cainophobia, cainotophobia, centophobia, kainolophobia, kainophobia – fear of newness, novelty
  111. Nephophobia – fear of clouds
  112. Nomophobia – fear of being out of mobile phone contact
  113. Nosocomephobia – fear of hospitals
  114. Nosophobia – fear of contracting a disease
  115. Nostophobia, ecophobia – fear of returning home
  116. Nyctophobia, achluophobia, lygophobia, scotophobia – fear of darkness
  117. Obesophobia – fear of obesity
  118. Oikophobia – fear of home surroundings and household appliances
  119. Ombrophobia – fear of rain
  120. Omphalophobia – fear of navels
  121. Oneirophobia – fear of dreams
  122. Ophthalmophobia – fear of being stared at
  123. Osmophobia, olfactophobia – fear of odors
  124. Panphobia – fear of everything or constant fear of an unknown cause
  125. Papaphobia – fear of the Pope
  126. Papyrophobia – fear of papers
  127. Pediophobia – fear of dolls (a branch of automatonophobia: fear of humanoid figures)
  128. Phagophobia – fear of swallowing
  129. Pharmacophobia – fear of medications
  130. Phasmophobia – fear of ghosts or phantoms
  131. Philophobia – fear of love
  132. Phobophobia - fear of fear itself or of having a phobia
  133. Phonophobia – fear of loud sounds or voices
  134. Pogonophobia – fear of beards
  135. Pornophobia - fear of pornography
  136. Porphyrophobia – fear of the color purple
  137. Prosophobia – fear of progress
  138. Psychophobia – fear of mind
  139. Pupaphobia – fear of puppets
  140. Pyrophobia – fear of fire
  141. Radiophobia – fear of radioactivity or X-rays
  142. Samhainophobia – fear of Halloween
  143. Scelerophobia – fear of bad men
  144. Sciophobia, sciaphobia – fear of shadows
  145. Scolionophobia – fear of school
  146. Scriptophobia – fear of writing in public or of trying to write
  147. Scopophobia – fear of being looked at or stared at
  148. Selenophobia – fear of the moon
  149. Sesquipedalophobia – fear of long words – a branch of logophobia
  150. Siderodromophobia – fear of trains or railroads
  151. Siderophobia – fear of stars
  152. Sociophobia – fear of people or social situations
  153. Sophophobia – fear of learning
  154. Spectrophobia – fear of mirrors
  155. Stasiphobia – fear of standing or walking
  156. Stygiophobia, stigiophobia, hadephobia – fear of Hell
  157. Syngenesophobia - fear of relatives
  158. Tachophobia – fear of speed
  159. Taphophobia, taphephobia – fear of the grave, or fear of being placed in a grave while still alive
  160. Technophobia – fear of technology (see also Luddite)
  161. Telephone phobia – fear or reluctance of making or taking telephone calls
  162. Tetraphobia – fear of the number 4
  163. Thalassophobia – fear of the sea, or fear of being in the ocean
  164. Thanatophobia – fear of dying
  165. Theophobia – fear of religion or gods
  166. Thermophobia – fear of heat
  167. Tokophobia – fear of childbirth or pregnancy
  168. Toxiphobia – fear of being poisoned
  169. Traumatophobia – a synonym for injury phobia: fear of having an injury
  170. Triskaidekaphobia, terdekaphobia – fear of the number 13
  171. Trypanophobia, belonephobia, enetophobia – fear of needles or injections
  172. Trypophobia – fear of holes or textures with a pattern of holes
  173. Turophobia – fear of cheese
  174. Uranophobia, ouranophobia – fear of Heaven
  175. Vestiphobia – fear of clothing
  176. Virginitiphobia – fear of being raped
  177. Workplace phobia – fear of the workplace
  178. Xanthophobia – fear of the color yellow
  179. Xenophobia – fear of strangers, foreigners, or aliens
  180. Xylophobia, hylophobia, ylophobia – fear of trees, forests or wood

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

List of Famous Guitars

This list of guitars details individual guitars which have become famous because of their use by famous musicians; their seminal status; their high value; and the like.

Upside down / backwards Stratocaster - Jimi Hendrix

Upside down / backwards Stratocaster - Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix played many Stratocasters upside down or backwards. Being left handed and presumably not wanting to restrict his choice of instrument he famously reversed the strings on right handed Strats, moved the strap button to the other horn and played them left handed. This also reversed the length of the strings, with the low E being the longest and the high E being shortest - which affects the tone of the strings producing a unique sound for a Strat. Being left handed myself and having played a backwards Strat, I can reliably inform you that it is one of the most uncomfortable instruments in the world and greatly inhibits the instrument's playability. Nonetheless this is one of the most iconic and famous modifications of a Fender Stratocaster.

Jimi Hendrix made a habit of burning his guitars after playing them, however the Olympic white Strat he used at the Woodstock festival in 1968 somehow made it out unscarred. It is rumoured to have fetched up to $2,000,000 in sale to Microsoft's Paul Allen.

Sunburst Stratocaster - Bob Dylan

The guitar made its first appearance at the Newport, Rhode Island concert where Bob Dylan is famously said to have "gone electric" in that he used a sunburst Fender Stratocaster rather than his typical acoustic performance. It did not go down well with all fans who were maybe expecting the usual acoustic performance, but is considered a turning point in encouraging the transition to electric for a many of fans. Some time (perhaps immediately) after this the guitar went missing, left on a plane where it went unclaimed for about half a century and ended up with the private plane's pilot. When it was eventually put up for sale in December 2013 it sold for a recordbreaking $965,000. (Breaking the previous record held by Eric Clapton's Blackie at $959,000.)

Blackie - Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton moved from Gibson guitars to Fender Stratocasters in 1970. In this time he bought six 1950's Stratocasters $200-300 dollars each from a music store. He gave three to George Harrison, Pete Townshend and Steve Windwood. With the remaining three guitars he took the best parts of the instruments and assembled "Blackie", so named of course for it's black finish. (Clapton had previously owned a guitar called "Brownie".)

The Guitar was sold at auction for $959,000, which at the time set the record for the sale of a guitar.

Frankenstrat - Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen wanted the feel of a Fender Strat with sound of a Gibson and so quite simply he put two Humbuckers his Strat. He didn't want people to be able to replicate the sound so he even went as far as to disguise one of the Humbuckers as a single coil to throw people off! The look was even more distinctive through the amateur paint job on the body which utilised red bicycle paint and masking tape.

JagStang - Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana invented this cross between the Fender Jaguar and Mustang. He pitched the guitar to Fender who built two left handed prototypes for him but as it wasn't used in many performances the suggestion is that Kurt was not happy with the result. Nonetheless as instruments go, the Jagstang remains a unique addition to guitars. Following Kurt's death his Jagstang was given to Peter Buck of REM and makes an appearance in the music video for "What's the Frequency Kenneth?".

0001 Stratocaster - David Gilmour

The 0001 Stratocaster, currently owned by Pink Floyd's David Gilmour is in my opinion one of the coolest guitars ever created. The reason of course is that it is (1) Old: Manufactured in 1954. (2) Owned by David Gilmour and reputedly Seymour Duncan and Leo Fender prior to this. (3) A #0001 serial number. Rumour has it that it might have been made especially for an employee or that it was designed as a museum piece. Perhaps that's a production run of only one model, which explains the 0001 serial. It makes me wonder about other #0001 serials out there (such as Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Number One"). But so far as I know this is the oldest - and it's got a great ownership and gig history.

Lucy - George Harrison

"Lucy" is a red Gibson Les Paul and was a gift from Eric Clapton - which is cool enough. The love that Harrison had for this guitar is clear enough from the events that follow. "Lucy" was stolen from Harrison's home in 1973 and sold, eventually ending up in the hands of a musician in Mexico. In the end Harrison traded a Les Paul sunburst and a Fender Precision Bass for the return of his precious Lucy - and kept the guitar until his death in 2001.

Lucille - BB King

In Arkansas 1949, BB King was performing in a hall when two men fighting over a woman knocked over a barrel of kerosene that was being used to warm the building. In the ensuing fire that ripped through the hall everyone had to be evacuated. When BB King got outside he realised that he had left his guitar inside and ran back inside to save it. Though he saved the guitar and himself was unharmed two people died in the fire and so he decided to name the guitar Lucille after the woman that the two men had been fighting over - this would serve as a reminder never to do anything so stupid as going into a burning building again or to fight over a woman.

Black Strat - David Gilmour

David Gilmour's Black Strat often appears on these lists of top 10 instruments. It was featured in a large number of memorable Pink Floyd songs such as: Money, Shine On You Crazy Diamond and Comfortably Numb.

The guitar was originally purchased in 1970 at Manny's guitar store and word has it that David Gilmour immediately fell in love with it, but mere weeks later the guitar was stolen on tour along with the rest of Pink Floyd's equipment. Forced to cancel the tour David made a trip to the same guitar store and bought another. Since then it has been one Gilmour's most used guitars. It featured first in the Bath festival of June 1970.

Double neck Gibson - Jimmy Page

In terms of music Led Zepplin's Jimmy Page has got to have produced some of the most distinctive and progressive music of the 20th century. His frequently used les Paul would go down in history simply for being in the hands of a great musician. However, in terms of guitars the double neck Gibson SG that Page used for Stairway To Heaven is uniquely iconic - a unique instrument played by a fantastic guitarist for a brilliant song.