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Common Coffee Drinks

Ever since the arrival of huge coffee chains in India over a decade ago, the fame of coffee has gone up and all the malls and markets are lined with cafes. Even though its popularity is indisputable, there are still a massive number of people who remain unsure when it comes to ordering a coffee. It’s clear to see why misunderstanding creeps in with the amount of espresso-based drinks now available in the cafes. Hopefully, this article will help the caf regular customer who serially selects a latte, for no other reason than it’s the name they are most aware of.

Espresso

It is the base of all specialty coffee drinks. It is prepared by forcing very hot water through freshly crushed coffee beans; a process well-known as extraction. It is a small; however strong shot of coffee, bursting with strong flavor and aroma, the perfect shot of espresso is topped with a rich caramel colored layer of cream.

Americano

Espresso infused with hot water to make a long black coffee. In layman’s terms, it is just a black coffee.

Caffe Latte

A long milky beverage with a bit of espresso, a caffe latte consists of 1/3 espresso to 2/3 steamed milk and is generally crowned with a thin coating of milk foam. It is the best way to experience the world of espresso for a new coffee drinker. There are variations in it like Creme Caramel Latte.

Cappuccino

The real classic of the espresso world, the pure cappuccino ought to be 1/3 espresso 1/3 of steamed milk as well as 1/3 of milk froth. Perfectly balanced as well as well rounded, it is moderated using the hot steamed milk plus soft smooth and sweet milk froth.

Cafe Mocha

This beverage is perfect for a sweet-toothed non-coffee drinker developing a taste for espresso. The beverage usually comprises a small amount of espresso with chocolate syrup, hot boiled milk and milk foam to make a long sweet drink; a perfect entry into the espresso world. There are variations in it too, like Hazelnut Mocha.

Frappe

It is an iced coffee, normally flavored as well as usually served crowned with whipped cream. The drink is a favorite of people throughout summers.

Coffee Flavorings

There are several diverse coffee syrups available; these literally add one more flavor dimension to your everyday cappuccino or latte. Common flavors consist of hazelnut, chocolate, vanilla, and more. A lot of places offer seasonal flavored coffee drinks, as well.

History of Road 66

Route 66

Route 66

Route 66 once stretched more than halfway across the United States. For nearly half a century, it was the chief commercial highway and main tourist artery to the West Coast. Over those years, Route 66 gained a certain mythical character that is still fondly remembered. Its days of glory are now faded and most of the old highway has disappeared; yet the nostalgic attraction of this road lives on.
The West Coast was once severely isolated

Prior to the twentieth century, the West Coast of the United States was severely isolated from the East and Midwest by great barriers of mountains, deserts and barren wastes. Until the transcontinental railroad was completed in 1867, it was quicker and easier to sail a ship around the southern tip of South America than to attempt a journey across our country.

At the beginning of the twentieth century, it was still difficult and often perilous to drive from coast to coast. Paved highways frequently ended in the Rocky Mountains or at the edge of the southern deserts. To travel further, often required navigating poorly marked unimproved roads or even dirt tracks. There were few facilities or traveler’s amenities along the way.
Route 66 in Hackberry, Arizona © Mike Leco / USATourist.com
Route 66 in Hackberry, Arizona
Route 66 connected Chicago with Los Angeles

Several businessmen from Oklahoma and Illinois decided that the USA needed an intercontinental highway connecting the East Coast with the West Coast. Naturally, they thought it should pass through their hometowns of Springfield Illinois and Oklahoma City. By 1926, they convinced the US government of the strategic value of such a road and construction was finally begun. The road was not fully paved until 1938. They called it Route 66.

Route 66 began along the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago Illinois, that great metropolitan center at the northern extreme of the immense midwestern agricultural basin of the Mississippi River. Chicago was already well connected to the big cities on the East Coast. From there, the road headed south across Illinois, Missouri and the edge of Kansas. In Oklahoma, it turned due west across the panhandle of northern Texas, New Mexico and Arizona before finally entering California. Route 66 ended in Los Angeles at the beaches of Santa Monica.

The route was nearly 2,400 miles (4,000 km) long. It connected many major cities in the Midwest and the Southwest like Springfield Illinois, St. Louis Missouri, Oklahoma City, Amarillo Texas, Albuquerque New Mexico and Flagstaff Arizona. It also passed through many smaller towns and villages along the way.
It became the favorite East Coast to West Coast highway

Route 66 quickly became the favorite east-west corridor for commercial truck drivers as well as for tourists. It bypassed the high-mountain passes in the Rockies and followed a southern route that was passable all year round.

Area residents along the route soon realized that the incessant stream of motorists required gasoline, food, accommodations and diversions on their journey. Thousands of filling stations, restaurants, cafes, bars, grocery stores, and tourist attractions were erected along the road. Route 66 fostered the popularity of the “motorist hotel” or motel. Roadside attractions included souvenir shops, Indian trading posts, scenic viewpoints, zoos, museums, historical sites and displays of geological phenomena. It was common to see giant Indian tepees, huge cowboy statues and other oddly shaped structures designed to catch the eye of passing motorists along Route 66.

Throughout the 1930s when the great economic depression gripped our country, a drought descended on the Midwestern farming regions. The crops in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri died, and the parched earth turned to dust. The Mississippi basin became known as the “dust bowl”. Hundreds of thousands of farmers, in economic ruin, lost their homes, loaded their meager possessions on their cars or pickup trucks and headed west in search of employment. They were often called “Oakies” after their home state. Many towns along Route 66 created camping areas or motorist camps where the poor homeless travelers could sleep in their cars for free. Route 66 became the road to the Promised Land of endless sunshine, bountiful harvests and paying jobs in California. American author, John Steinbeck documented this migration in his novel “The Grapes of Wrath” and dubbed route 66 “the mother road”.
Route 66 in Williams, Arizona © Mike Leco / USATourist.com
Route 66 in Williams, Arizona
Bobby Troup wrote “Get your kicks on route 66”

During the Second World War, millions of young men and women traveled across the USA via route 66 as they were sent off to the European or the Pacific battlefields and when they returned home. One such traveler was Bobby Troup, former drummer with the Tommy Dorsey Band and a marine captain. He penned his now famous song “Get your kicks on route 66”. In the 1960s, it became the theme song for the immensely popular television series called “Route 66”. The mother road was portrayed in many motion pictures and television shows over the years and has earned its place in the history and culture of the USA.

Unfortunately, the mother road fell victim to progress. Superhighways and interstate roads that were bigger, straighter and faster began to replace sections of old route 66 from the mid 1950s onward. By October of 1984, the new interstate highway 40 replaced the last remaining section of route 66 near Williams Arizona. Today, only vestiges of the old mother road remain. You can still find small sections of the old highway all along the original route. The main streets in many small midwestern and southwestern towns are proudly emblazoned with “historic route 66” signs.
The highway fell victim to progress

The longest intact sections of the old road can be found in western Arizona and in eastern California. A 100-mile stretch of route 66 curves northwest from Seligman Arizona, through the Havasupai Indian Reservation at Peach Springs, then veers southwest to Kingman Arizona. Ninety miles to the west of Kingman, another 100-mile section of old 66 veers south of I-40 and curves through the Mojave desert through the tiny isolated community of Amboy California before it rejoins the new highway in Ludlow. If you want to sample the character of the old mother road, this is a good location to visit. The towns of Williams, Seligman, Peach Springs and the small city of Kingman have preserved or restored some of the nostalgic roadside attractions. You can still see abandoned tourist accommodations and attractions along the old highway.

If you want to follow the original path of route 66 from Chicago to LA, I suggest you purchase a good route 66 guidebook. Much of its 2400-mile original route is now difficult to find. You will likely find yourself jumping on and off of the newer interstate highways in search of small sections of the old road.

Note: I have been informed that a 110-mile section of original route 66 still exists between Tulsa and Oklahoma City in Oklahoma. The newer Turner Turnpike parallels it but the old mother road still exists.
Route 66 in Seligman, Arizona © Mike Leco / USATourist.com
Route 66 in Seligman, Arizona
The longest existing sections of 66 are in Arizona and California

I suggest you limit your exploration of route 66 to the stretch between Flagstaff Arizona and Los Angeles. Along that part, you will find the largest remaining sections of the original road with a lot of other scenic attractions in the near vicinity. The Grand Canyon, Sedona, Boulder Dam, Las Vegas, Barstow and the Mojave Desert are all close to old route 66. If you want to do it in style, rent a Corvette or a Harley Davidson motorcycle in Las Vegas, drive down to Kingman, and cruise along the old mother road.

Source : http://www.usatourist.com/english/destinations/arizona/route66/route-66-main.html

Self Heating Travel Mugs – Do They Really Work

While scouring the inventory of travel mug companies, one is likely to stumble upon a curious product: the Self Heating Travel Mug. Now we know the product exists because it is listed on many different websites and has been sold to people around the world. But does it actually work? After personally testing the product, the answer is: Yes they do work! The most popular self heating travel mug is the 16 ounce Executive Stainless Steel Travel Mug with Heat Adapter. The heat adapter plugs into the plugs into any car lighter on one end and then into a socket at the bottom of the travel mug handle. The travel mug quickly heats up the coffee while keeping the outer shell of the travel mug cool enough to touch.

This product is of particular interest since the travel mug industry has been searching for new ways to keep coffee warm. They switch from mainly plastic travel mugs to stainless steel to increase insulation and created screw tops for tighter seals. But this new adaptation opens the door for greater things to come in the travel mug industry. With all the advances seen in the travel mug industry from changing material to advanced features, this is by far the biggest technological breakthrough. Most cars have cigarette lighters which can be used to plug in electronics, since these lighters naturally product heat it makes them even more efficient for this heating task. Also most people carry travel mugs with them on their commute to work which allows them to keep their coffee warm from home-to-work even if the commute is very long.

So how exactly does it work? Well the travel mug comes with a heat adapter that is detachable making the travel mug easier to carry. The heat adapter emits twelve volts of energy to produce the heat in the travel mug which is just enough to keep coffee warm but not too much to make it boil. To prevent the entire travel mug from getting too hot, the mug has double insulation and heats up the inner shell. This allows users to freely handle the travel mug without burning themselves. Beyond the advanced technology in these travel mugs is standard travel mug tech like sturdy handles, spill proof sip top and a base that is sturdy and small enough to fit in a cup holder.

Self heating travel mugs are just one example of the travel mug tech that has been introduced over the last several years. With the growing popularity of this drinking vessel, one can rest assure that there is more still to come.

Best Vacation Destinations

Would you like to take some time off? If so, you should definitely visit some of the best vacation destinations in the world. Thanks to this, you’ll surely recharge your batteries. Read this article to get to know a few incredible vacation destinations. Here they are:

1. Mexican Riviera Maya

Mexican Riviera Maya is a very popular among tourists region in the Mexican Caribbean Coast. It offers one of the most beautiful vacation places in the Americas: cities like Playa del Carmen, charming small towns like Tulum, resorts for the affluent like Akumal. If you’re longing for white sand beaches with crystal-clear water, Riviera Maya is for you. The weather is perfect almost all year round, so you don’t have to worry about sunshine and temperatures.

Another advantage of this place is that it’s reasonably priced, especially when you think about quality/price ratio. Moreover, it’s easy to get there from the United States, so it’s perfect for a weekend getaway. If you love the tropics, Riviera Maya is a must-visit place for you. It’s very difficult to find such destinations close to the US which are both inexpensive and still well developed.

2. Phuket, Thailand

Phuket is a southern province of Thailand. It’s frequently visited by tourists from all over the world because of hundreds of picture-perfect tropical islands. Phuket has a great climate for vacation: it’s very hot and humid throughout the year. Since it’s one of the most popular among tourists vacation destinations of Thailand, most people speak at least basic English there (which is frequently a problem in other less popular with tourists regions of Thailand).

Thailand is a very budget-friendly country, so if you don’t want to spend a lot of money while taking some time off, Thailand is surely a good idea. Bear in mind that first you need to have money to fly there, but once you arrive- enjoy $2 meals and very nice rooms for 20 bucks!

3. Hawaii

What do I have to say about this place? It’s one of the most well-known vacation destinations in the world. You can’t find many places such as Hawaiian islands on our planet where one can be sure of perfect weather no matter when you go, when one has access to all most important tourist facilities and be able to fly home for a very low price if you wish. If you are a fan of the natural surroundings, you’ll love Hawaii. If you can’t live without water sports, you’ll love Hawaii. If you love the tropics, Hawaii is also a great place for you. It would be difficult to find people who wouldn’t like to spend some time in Hawaii if they were offered an opportunity to do it!

Visit Beautiful Vacation Spots to get to know other vacation ideas!

Step by Step to Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat: A step by step guide – The 22 step plan for an amazing Raja Ampat adventure

  1. Find out if traditional Papuan homestay accommodation is really for you by reading this important introduction.
  2. Check to see if it will fit your budget. Raja Ampat is great value but West Papua is more expensive than other regions of Indonesia.
  3. Decide when to go. Check our weather info page for the best time of year.
  4. Choose your accommodation – here are all the Raja Ampat homestays we have contact details for and here’s our Raja Ampat maps page so you can see where they are and where you might want to go.
  5. To quickly find accommodation that offers diving, use the advanced search on the accommodation page. Be sure to read this important diving safety information.
  6. Make a booking by contacting the owner directly. Read these instructions.
  7. Consider organising a guide for your stay. A guide can be invaluable help when you are staying in a remote area.
  8. Find your flights to Sorong, West Papua. Read our How to get to Raja Ampat page.
  9. Check out some of the activities you might enjoy while you are there.
  10. Catch up with other travellers to share the fun and the costs – check for posts on our facebook page.
  11. Get a medical and dental check up, and organise some medicines – see our Health and Medical FAQ
  12. Organise your visa. A 30 day visa on arrival is available at all Indonesian ports of entry for USD$35.00 If you want to spend longer than that in Raja Ampat we’d recommend getting a 60 day visa before leaving your home country. (That way you won’t have to hang around in Sorong trying to organise an extension.)
  13. Organise the Indonesian Rupiah you’ll need before you get to Sorong (see the Money, Banks and ATMs page).
  14. Catch that plane to Sorong!
  15. Get your Raja Ampat Marine Park entry permit tags.
  16. Top up your Indonesian Rupiah – Sorong will most likely be your last chance to use an ATM.
  17. It’s island time – get that ferry!
  18. Have an amazing time. It’s not hard.
  19. Don’t forget to observe cultural sensitivities and leave the islands as beautiful as you found them.
  20. Please, leave feedback about your experience.
  21. If you want to give back after you get home, consider supporting these great Raja Ampat conservation initiatives.
  22. Tell your friends. A well patronised locally owned ecotourism economy is – provided that tourists visit responsibly and don’t overburden local infrastructure – the best chance Raja Ampat has of protecting its environmental treasures  from the lucrative but incredibly damaging resource extraction and development pressures that could destroy it.

Source : http://www.stayrajaampat.com

Iberia Airlines Ticket, Book Cheap

Services Offered by Iberia Airlines

If you are looking for an airline that not only offers you comfort journey but also a sense of security along with the best connections and fare than Iberia airlines is the best for you. Iberia airlines is the largest and national carrier of Spain with its headquarter and base in Madrid. Iberia airlines operate both domestic and International airlines from Madrid and Barcelona airports. With the merger with British Airways in 2010, Iberia airlines and British Airways became the third largest in terms of revenue and are also able to expand their network by few notches more. Iberia airlines enjoys code share agreements with airlines like Air Malta, Avianca, Bulgaria Air, British Airways, British Airways Limited, Com air, Czech Airlines, El Al, GolTransportes Areos, Interjet, Korean Air, Meridiana Fly, Royal Air Maroc, Ukraine International Airlines, US Airways and Vueling Airlines. Iberia is one of those airlines that provide very decent and honest services to the travelers and that is the only reason why it is rated among the most preferred European carriers among travelers to fly with.

Book cheap Iberia airlines ticket

Today whether you are high flyer or a budget traveler, everybody loves to save that little extra on your flight bookings. So if you are the travelling to Asia, Americas or the Africa, there is one airline that not only provide you good and comfortable journey but also is light on your pockets as well. There may be numerous flights you can find online everywhere and that is why Air Travel Experts UK brings to you their state of the art online booking engine that not only helps you finding the cheap airlines tickets for a particular month but also let you choose and book at the very same time. So if you are the one looking for cheap Iberia airlines ticket, log online and book the ones that just for you!

Ab Coaster Benefits

The benefits of the Ab Coaster are almost endless. However, I only have so much time, so I can only name a few.

With the Ab Coaster system you are able to lose quickly, lose weight now, have more energy and end up looking like a million bucks! Get the 6-Pack Abs you want right now! The Coaster diet is just what you are looking to get rid of the bulge around your middle and jumpstart your energy levels!

The Ab Coaster System includes the Ab Coaster Machine, the complete Workout DVD, the Exercise Plan, the Fast Track Meal Plan and the 14 Day Express Program.

Another fantastic thing with the Fast Track Meal Plan is that you get to choose from a variety of foods. The foods are delicious and tasty! The selection is offered in a wide array. As you eat these foods, your body will speed up its metabolism and your natural energy level will increase.

You will use the Ab Coaster like I did to lose weight and inches! The Ab Coaster will build lean muscle while you are exercising and get your body to burn calories while you are resting. All of the exercises go hand in hand with the fast track Meal Plan. They make for beautifully sculpted 6 Pack Abs!

Between the DVD, the Exercise Plan, the Fast Track Meal Plan and the 14-Day Express Program plus the Ab Coaster itself, you are given a plethora of resources and tools that get you started on your way to losing weight and building lean ab muscles.

The Ab Coaster Fast Track Meal Plan will deliver nutrients to your body through the balanced diet of foods and nutrition. The body receives a wholesome amount of nutrition foods that are balanced and deliver an awesome amount of the proper healthy nutrition to your system.

With my Ab Coaster, I really love the how well built the machinery is. I can do motions and angles that I dont have the ability to do with crunches or sit ups. I love not feeling the back pressure that I used to feel with other ab exercises. I absolutely love that I dont have to give up and stop doing the exercise. I used to always stop before because of the excruciating back pain or neck pain. So I end up with more Ab work- more reps, more sets, more calories burned, finer looking abs.

If you want to lose weight, then order your new body right now! Order the Ab Coaster right now and get rid of the inches and get rid of the fatigue like I did! I still use the machine almost every day and I love it! Like I said, the benefits are endless.

Know more in vietnam and culture

Vietnam is an astonishing amalgamation of diverse culture, natural beauty and captivating historical events. All these combined together makes Vietnam a perfect tourist destination. A tour to Vietnam is desirable by all age group with varying interests and liking. Bestowed with a never ending coastline of 3200kms, Vietnam is full of scenic beauty and cultural feasts.

An expedition from “Rice Bowl” in Mekong Delta to the hustle bustle of Vietnams happening city Ho Chi Minh prior to heading the eye catching beaches of Nha Trang, Ca Na and Ninh Chu captivates you with the unexploited beauty of this country.

You have an extensive option of booking a tour to Vietnam through various tour operators. If you are an adventurous person then an adventure tour to Vietnam can certainly be quite fulfilling experience. On the other hand a beach vacation in Vietnam can be other most appealing option for tourists who love water and exploring beaches.

In the south of Vietnam is Ho Chi Minh City which was formerly known as Saigon. It plays a huge role in captivating your imagination as a city of historical value and traditions. While exploring south of Vietnam the Cu Chi tunnel is must visit.

In North the capital of Vietnam  Hanoi is a prime destination for tourists. Embedded with diversified culture and European style the city is famous for its arts and lakes. Ho Chi Minhs Mausoleum, the Halong Bay and the 36 street areas are some of the other most frequently visited spots in Vietnam.

There are several online Vietnam tour packages available for you to choose from. Exploring Vietnam can be quite an experience which may leave your senses filled with its natural beauty and places which are still untouched and unexplored.

Vietnam is a perfect tourist destination. This write-up tells about the natural beauty and captivating historical events of Vietnam, It can be quite an experience which may leave your senses filled with its natural beauty and places which are still untouched and unexplored.

Vietnam intriguing history and mesmerizing culture!!

Good Foods You Can Eat To Increase Sperm

One of the best things that a man can do to increase sperm is to eat a healthy diet. Eating healthy can supply the body with the essential amino acids that it needs to increase sperm. Limiting caffeine and drinking plenty of fluids will helps the body stay hydrated. When the body is dehydrated, it cannot easily make fluids like semen. Another reason that eating a healthy diet can increase sperm is that a diet that is low in fat and high in protein, vegetables, and whole grains provides nutrients that facilitate an increase in sperm. Avoiding bitter, astringent, and spicy foods is also beneficial to increase sperm.

It is believed by some that wheat germ eaten with oatmeal can increase sperm and increase the thickness of semen. Zinc is thought to be one of the best substances to increase sperm as well. Additionally zinc may improve the sperms motility (ability to move.) Zinc combined with amino acids helps increase sperm count and volumey, because amino acids are suspected of increasing the amount of ejaculate fluid when taken regularly. Some of the most important amino acids are:

L Lysine: This amino acid stimulates testosterone production and improves semen quality, and although it does not increase sperm concentration, increasing the quality is key as well.

L Arginine: This amino acid can increase sperm health and activity. Eating nuts and seeds like almonds and peanuts can help ingest a good amount of the amino acid, and so are raisins and chocolate, popcorn and brown rice, oatmeal and whole wheat bread.

Epimedium Sagittatum: This herb is sometimes called Horny goat weed and it can increase sperm production for strong ejaculation. Not only can this one increase sperm, but it can also increase a persons libido as well.

Zinc Oxide: Zinc has been shown to increase sperm both in concentration in semen and in motility by a whopping 80% to 200%. The zinc helps in the process of testosterone synthesis to increase sperm.

Pollixol: A botanical seed extract, has been clinically shown to increase sperm .

In addition to amino acids, foods that can increase sperm include any foods that contain ginseng, vitamins C and E, and also magnesium and lecithin.

Goldfish Swallowing is Becoming Popular Again

If you thought the fad of swallowing goldfish went out with the 1920s, you may not be keeping up with current Internet sensations.

Youthfuland, sometimes, not so youthfulInternet users across the world have flooded the Web with videos of themselves and other swallowing goldfish, minnows, beta fish, guppies and just about anything else that swims. A YouTube search for goldfish swallowing videos turned up about 1,200 videos as of November 2012, and a similar Google search returned more than 17,600 relevant pages.

Entire websites, in fact, now cater to people who either enjoy seeing others swallow live fish or like to gulp the creatures themselves. On GoldfishSwallowing.com, for example, members can watch more than 300 videos of sexy girls seductively slurping down live fish of all types. For a small monthly fee, members can email goldfish swallowing models, donate favorite pets to be swallowed and even submit special requests to models who will swallow almost any kind of live or inanimate prey.

At TheVoreStore.com, users can download individual videos of girls swallowing live fish that range from goldfish to small sharks. For as little as five dollars, website users can download a custom-made video that shows a model playing with, taunting and ultimately swallowing live prey. The website also features DVDs, autographed items from swallowing models and a section that showcases men swallowing live fish.

ArianaGirls.com, another website dedicated to goldfish swallowing, touts its collection as the “indisputably largest online archive of real life Swallowing and Vore videos.” On that site, members can watch hundreds of videos of girls swallowing live fish, see videos of girls eating food, see girls swallow non-food items and browse various adult entertainment options.

Even the most mainstream online retailers cater to the goldfish swallowing niche. On Amazon, for example, shoppers can buy a 52-minute DVD from GoldfishSwallowing.com that includes nearly two dozen individual goldfish swallowing videos. The site also offers several goldfish swallowing videos available for purchase, streaming or instant download.

Even though the goldfish swallowing fad may have reached its heyday nearly a century ago, there are certainly signs that the notion of swallowing live fish is far from dead. Many of the goldfish swallowing websites offer advice on how to get started with swallowing live fish, and some include forums in which members encourage each other to explore their voracious interests.

Whether it lives on as a fad, a fascination or a fetish, there is no doubt that goldfish swallowing is here to stay.