Teach Middle East Magazine May-June 2016 Issue 5 Volume 3 - Page 53

Travel Snapshot The Victoria Falls The Victoria Falls in Livingstone, Zambia is known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya or ‘the smoke that thunders’. It is one of Africa’s greatest attractions, as well as one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The Victoria Falls is also listed as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. (Photo credit – Richard Simapili) The Royal Livingstone Express This unique all-inclusive luxury rail restoration rooted in the nostalgia of a bygone era, offers a journey into a timeless world of grace, elegance and romance. The train provides fine wining and dining as you enjoy a sundown trip through the picturesque Zambezi Valley in lovingly restored Pullman style coaches. Tip: A trip to Livingstone is not complete without a visit to the souvenir market located on the grounds of the Victoria falls. Local artisans sell some of the most intricately carved pieces of wooden carvings. Don’t forget to bargain for the best price. (Photo credit – Royal Livingstone Hotel & Bushtracks Africa.) The Rosehall Great House The Rosehall Great House is a Georgian style museum, located in the city of Montego Bay and is rich in history. Boasting silk wallpapers, European antiques, chandeliers, mahogany floors, paneling and wooden ceilings, you can re-live the legend of Annie Palmer, the White Witch of Rose Hall. Tours are available day and night. Tip: There are many great attractions in Jamaica. For a relaxing, somewhat slow paced vacation, check out the north coast. To enjoy an eclectic mix of city and rural life and for a bit more excitement, visit capital city, Kingston and the second city of Montego Bay. For additional tips visit http://www.visitjamaica.com/ (Photo credit – Jamaica Tourist Board) Flinders Street Station Flinders Street Station is considered to be a cultural icon of Melbourne. It is the busiest station on Melbourne's metropolitan network and the busiest railway station in Australia. Its prominent dome, arched entrance, tower and clocks make it one of the city's most recognisable landmarks. Tip: While this is an actual railway station, check out the historical landmarks and create photo opportunities. Then grab a map and explore the city via the railway. (Photo credit – Leeann Shay)