New Year celebrations bring with them new hopes and new beginnings. Out with the old, in with the new they say. Ringing in of the new years is accompanied with either lots of wild partying, or a quiet night at home with family and friends. Either way, it is a big event the world over.
Canada is the world’s second-largest country by total area, covering an area of 9.98 million square kilometres. The name of the country is said to be coming from the St. Lawrence Iroquoian word kanata, meaning “village” or “settlement”. Canada’s border with USA makes it the world’s largest international land border, and at 202,080 kms, it also had the largest coastline in the world.
Canada has implemented an entry requirement called an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Starting March 15, 2016, travellers who do not normally need a visa will need to get an eTA before flying to or transiting through Canada. This entry requirement applies to foreign nationals who are visa-exempt and who travel to Canada by air. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. Those who do not need an eTA will be required to obtain a Temporary Resident Visa to enter the country. Entry requirements have not changed for those travelling by land or sea.
Canada is divided into distinct regions – Atlantic Provinces, Quebec, Ontario, Prairies, British Columbia and the North (Northwest & Nunavut)
There are many international airports in Canada, Toronto Pearson International Airport, being the busiest one. Continue reading →
Hope you have enjoyed reading about South Africa, in our very first Travel Guide feature post. This was our second post under our Sunday Weekly Globetrotter’s Corner, and now we would love you to tell us which country you would like featured next for the Travel Guide post.
Voting closes on Saturday, December 12, at 11:00 p.m. GMT. Please calculate your local respective times accordingly.
The results of this voting would be announced as part of the Second Photo Delight post that will be published on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 09:00 a.m. GMT. Submissions for Photo Delight are still open, so if you haven’t yet sent in your entry, do so now.
The Travel Guide featuring the selected country will be published on December 20th, 2015 at 09:00 a.m. GMT.
South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost country in Africa. It has 3 capitals – Cape Town (Legislative), Pretoria (Administrative) and Bloemfontein (Judicial).
South Africa’s currency is the Rand, which offers visitors great value for money. The Rand comes in a range of coins (R1 = 100 cents) and note denominations of R10, R50, R100.
South Africa has a temperate climate with usually long sunny days.
South Africa requires a valid yellow fever certificate from all foreign visitors and citizens over 1 year of age travelling from an infected area or having been in transit through infected areas.
The Three Roundavels at Blyde River Canyon. Image Courtesy – Marica (On The Road)
How to Reach
The country has 3 international airports (Johannesburg, Cape Town & Durban), 2 international sea ports (Cape Town and Durban) and can also be accessed via road from neighboring countries (through one of 53 border posts from Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Namibia, Mozambique, Lesotho and Botswana).
The selected country for the next feature post – Travel Guide is: SOUTH AFRICA!
Do not miss it on Sunday, December 6th, 2015! 🙂
Submissions are open for next Photo Delight! Deadline is Saturday, December 12th, 2015.
Please feel free to share your photo through post url or ping-backs, to be left in the comments section of this post only.
The submitted entry has to be of a photograph that was clicked by either you or a known contact–relatives, friends, colleagues qualify (photographer must be a hobbyist/amateur); *
No downloading from the Internet or using the photographs clicked by a Professional; *
If you are an amazing photographer, but are an amateur, you are most welcome to participate;
The photograph should have to be taken on one of your travels. Please don’t send a pic of your horse chewing your hair for breakfast, however cute it may be; 🙂
One photograph from the submitted ones would be selected and featured every alternate Sunday as that week’s Photo Delight.
Please don’t put entire pictures here.
This is NOT a competition – hence, there would be no ‘winners’ (or losers). It is only a platform to showcase your pictures and blogs to a wider audience.
In case if your picture doesn’t get featured and mentioned as the Photo Delight one week, don’t lose hope. Viewers and readers may have already visited your post, and your blog and you may just get featured the next week. So, keep those submissions coming in. 🙂