The highly-rated Hanauma Bay State Park

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Formed within a volcanic cone, Hanauma Bay is one of the most popular attractions of Honolulu. “Hana” is the Hawaiian word for “Bay” and “Uma” refers to the curves of the indigenous canoes. If you love marine life and coral reef, it is the best place to snorkel on the island of Oahu. Moreover, its beach was voted as the best in the United States in 2016!hanauma bay honoluluWe’ve been to countless beaches across countries and seeing Hanauma Bay from above didn’t really excite us that much to spend on the entry fees for it (read notes), so we just loitered around and gave it a miss. I made sure to capture it from the top, though.natural attractions hawaiibest of hawaiisnorkeling in oahu hawaii.jpgNotes:

  1. Park is open every day except Tuesday from 6am to 6pm. The charge for parking is flat at $1.
  2. There is a fee to enter the bay – $7.50 and free for those…

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Great Dance of Return in Gaza – Performing Palestinian Dabke in the Midst of Zionazi Attacks

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This dance – the Palestinian Dabka – was performed amidst firing by Israeli Zionazis  on the 30th of June 2018. Remember the cowards stepped up their attack on Gaza as the holy month of Ramzan began. This video has all the ambient noises – of the firing of bullets and other war sounds and is therefore worth listening to. It has also gives you a sense of the extremely tense situation at the border.

To listen to the cleaner version, where you can hear the sound of the music more clearly, click here and listen to the second video.

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Basic Categories of Land Use Change in an Urban System

Although cities as we know them  occupy the same location for centuries, the  physical infrastructure which comprise the built environment are not static but altered continuously by dynamic forces of change initiated by various public and private interests. This modification of the urban environment occurs at a variety of scales ranging from the residential relocation decisions taken on different levels including public road-building programmes and private house projects .
In addition, to differing degrees in different countries, the operation of these forces is influenced by national , regional and local planning. The net effect of these processes is seen most clearly in the land-use structure of the city. Urban Geographers examine the principal models and theories of urban land use.
For analytical convenience these are arranged into four broad types based on the principles of:
1. morphogenesis;
2. human ecology;
3. political economy;
4. postmodernism.

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