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Discover Wildlife With Borneo Tours


´╗┐Spread across three countries, namely Malaysia, the Sultanate of Brunei and Insonesia, Borneo is one of the only natural resorts in the world where tourism has not been encouraged so far in order to preserve the splendid masterpieces of nature that this region has to offer. The Borneo rainforests consist of one of the oldest grown jungles across the globe, which have not yet been disturbed by any external sources. A number of breathtaking and wondrous sites of these jungles have been formed into National Parks that are the primary reason for nature and wildlife lovers to visit this place. Borneo Tours can make this trip filled with comfort and convenience for you. Borneo is sure to leave any tourist mesmerized with its amazing display of bio-diversity. If you plan to tour Borneo, the best plan would be come here for around eighteen to nineteen days during which you can cover a lot of places including the Malaysia Borneo that includes Sabah and Sarawak areas, Kalimantan district in Indonesia and Brunei, which could take asttle as a few hours to a whole week to complete. The itinerary will also take you through the most spectacular parts of the Borneo rainforests, helping you avoid trekking all the way through the densely wooded area for days. The tours can also be made custom made for tourists coming from any part of the world. Through the Borneo safari, you can explore the sights and sounds of this heaven for the admirers of nature and wildlife as you travel along to see the amazing forests, mountainous regions and the beautiful rivers. Options in transport such as an airplane or the local longboats are also available. The region is also home to one of the best diving sites of the world, with Sipadan being the first to be found in around 50 years back and reaching among the most popular places for scuba divers to come and have the time of theirves. Not only Sipadan but other wonderful siteske Layang Layang in the southern part of the China Sea, the reefs by the Miri coast and the Sangalaki and Derawan areas close to the north eastern coastal area of Kalimantan, Indonesia are also included in this region. The visit will not be complete without a Borneo safari, to the Orangutan centers in Malaysia Borneo or the Indonesian part of it. Along your journey, you will also see other creatures from the wildlife including egrets, hornbills, sea eagles, macaques, elephants and the Proboscis Monkeys that exist only in the mangroves along Borneo's coast. An afternoon tour could help you witness the herds of monkeys climbing from one tree to another and jumping into the river. According to the tourists who have been to the area, these monkeys have been seen jumping into the water from a height of 20 meters and then swim with agility to the riverbank with the help of their webbed digits in order to save themselves from the crocodiles in the river. Whenever you plan to visit this exotic location, Borneo Tours will provide you guidance and assistance every step of the way. Read more about a target=_new Discover Wildlife With Borneo Tours on this website.

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Drinking Coffee in France A Cultural Perspective


´╗┐Coffee is inextricablynked to French culture, and one of the reasons why Americans switched to coffee from tea is because of the French. The British drank tea, while the French drank coffee, mostly due to the colonies that each of them possessed. The U.S. being a British colony a very long time ago had begun to consume tea justke its English rulers used to. However, after the famous Boston Tea party, and with growing influence of France in terms of democracy, concepts ofberty, and other political thoughts, coffee culture was imported, too. Drinking Coffee in France Is Very Different However, the similarity of coffee culture between America and France ends there. If one were to visit Paris and order a coffee, it just wouldn't be the same way it would be in the United States. In North America, a coffee can be had anytime and in any manner, and one could always request for customizations without worrying about if it is good or bad etiquette. However, in Paris there are many rules one would have to follow before ordering a coffee. For instance, a cappuccino is drunk only with breakfast, and never during the later part of the day. With breakfast, you could order 'un cafe', which is plain coffee without milk or sugar. If you so desired, you could ask for sugar. Breakfasts in France are veryght, and do not go beyond a croissant, or a cake, and coffee. During the later part of the day, one could of course drink coffee as they wished, but if one is ordering for a coffee after lunch or dinner, itterally is served after lunch or dinner. In the U.S., it is common to drink coffee along with the dessert, but in France, coffee is never drunk along with the dessert. It is always after the meal. Moreover, now that smoking is banned in public places in most parts of Paris, people tend to drink coffee after a meal, instead of smoking a cigarette. Even the coffee houses of Paris are slightly different from what visitors from the U.S. might be used to. Americans are used to big tables and comfortable sofas where one could drink large sized coffees which are tailor made according to their wish. In France though, you have a choice of standing at the bar (brasserie) and drink at the counter. One would just order for 'un cafe' or 'l'express', which is espresso. Moreover, coffee tends to be very strong in Paris or elsewhere in France, and not the watered down sweetenedquid that one is used to drinking in North America. Drinking coffee while standing at the bar counter is a cheaper way of consuming coffee, but it must be restricted to morning hours. If one has just had a long siesta in one of the luxury Paris apartments that are rented out to wealthy travelers, one has the choice of sitting at a brasserie in leisure, and watch people while sipping on a macchiato. The best part however is that once a visitor gets used to the unsaid coffee etiquettes and rules, one can always find quaint coffee shops and cafes every hundred feet. These are places to socialize, to watch people, or just bask in the glorious Parisian sunshine. These cafes are places where a keen observer can notice the subtle ways in which the French differ from the rest of the world, in terms of wearing clothes, talking and gesturing. Perhaps grabbing a cup of coffee at a cafe is one of the best ways to learn about Parisian culture!