CNNGO has come up with 50 great reasons for being a tourist. Though the reasons listed are not all great (some downright bizarre), the following had me nodding in assent.
25: You learn about the country you're visiting through experience, rather than National Geographic.
Very true! There’s an ocean of difference in reading about the place and to truly experience the place.
38: You get to mingle with a range of nationalities. Then escape them the next day.
Travelling offers you the rare opportunity of meeting people from the world over, which you won’t be able to sitting at home.
39: Your sense of appreciation for your surroundings returns.
Keep hearing this, especially from those who have been to the Nepal Himalaya.
49: Whether it’s sniffing out a great sunset spot or a backstreet bar or restaurant, there are always new discoveries on the horizon.
Like the Fly Emirates ad states, “…the more of our world we see, the richer we become”.
(Pic: Explore Himalaya)
IMAX’s Director David Breashers Flies to Everest with Fishtail Air
Acclaimed American filmmaker, adventurer and author David Breashers took a mountain flight via Fishtail Air’s chopper to Everest region on 25th April 2010.
Best known for co-directing, photographing, and co-producing the acclaimed IMAX film ‘Everest’ in 1996, Breashers has also worked on feature films like ‘Seven Years in Tibet’, ‘Cliffhanger’, and the award-winning documentary ‘Red Flag over Tibet’. In 1983 he transmitted the first live pictures from the summit of Mount Everest. For his achievement in filmmaking he has been awarded four Emmy Awards.
David Breashers has also co-authored National Geographic’s best-selling book ‘Last Climb’ which documents the disappearance of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine on Mount Everest in 1924. His memoir entitled ‘High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places’ (Simon & Schuster), documenting his life as a mountaineer and filmmaker, remains a best-seller.