Delectable, Yet Exorbitant Delights: The Most Expensive Chocolates in the World

While the average person is quite happy nibbling away at one of the mass produced chocolates he can get his hands on, the chocolate connoisseur is not to be appeased with such fake trifles. For him it is gourmet chocolate or nothing at all; in the same way that one wouldn’t take a cheap knockoff over vintage Bordeaux. As chocolate-maker Richard Donnelly puts it, “life is too short to eat cheap chocolate.”

It seems the fever is fast catching on and people don’t mind paying extra for the luxury of sampling the exquisite taste of fine chocolates. In fact, the market for premium chocolates has recorded an annual growth of around 20% since the beginning of the 21st century and it’s only predicted to go up in the coming years. Continue reading

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Exuma – the Super Expensive, Green Yacht from Perini Navi

Nothing says style and extravagance like cruising around in a luxury yacht. For people who are blissfully oblivious of the number of zeroes in their bank account (oh, how I envy them) the 164 feet long Exuma Super Yacht is sure to deliver several thrills and chills that will keep them in “oohs” and “aahs” for a good six months or so, by which time, they’ll have found another opulence to amuse them.

Perini Navi, the company that has given us some of the most popular sailing yachts in the world, including the Maltese Falcon, has ventured into the field of building motor yachts. And it’s very first attempt is Exuma, the super luxury yacht that’s been crafted in top grade aluminum.

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Rolling Through the Bay – Scott Weaver’s Fabulous Toothpick Creation

Creative expression knows no bounds and neither does the medium through which it is expressed. Some use words to spread their message and some choose a more melodious outlet. Where one individual prefers to paint on a canvas another is happy making life-size graffiti on walls. When you come right down to it, virtually everything in this world – stone, clay, bricks, mortar, music, flowers, leaves – can help carry your voice to your audience.    Continue reading

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Travelling on Water: Tourist Attractions Accessible only by Boat

Sometimes, people aren’t very happy trundling off to places by land. They would like a bit more of a challenge and that’s how the following tourist attractions came up. They are beautiful, they are remote, and they are only accessible by water. Check them out.

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Tall Men & Flying – Ordeal in the Sky

If flying wasn’t already something of a herculean task that tests your patience to the last limit, it is even more of an agony for someone who stands tall and proud above the ground; someone who can easily be spotted in a crowd because his head bobs over those of his average sized fellow human beings. I am talking about tall, really tall people!

An average American isn’t deliriously happy with the legroom he gets in most airlines. Their flight experience is hardly different from the sardines that are packed tightly in a jar. Can you imagine how much worse it could be for someone who has an above average frame? There are many who can’t even put their legs down at all since their knees are constantly knocking against the seat in front of them. And should the person in front take it into their heads to recline, the torture simply kicks up one level.

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Fascinating Customs Associated with Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah literally translates into “head of the year” and is one of the four new years that are celebrated by the Jews. It is considered the New Year of people, legal contracts, and animals and according to the Jewish oral tradition, marks the day when creation of the world was completed. The Mishnah also speaks of Rosh Hashanah as being the “day of judgment.” Jews believe that on this day, God opens the Book of Life to decide who has the right to live and who will die. Continue reading

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