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text 2019-11-30 22:52
24 Festive Tasks: Door 7 - International Day for Tolerance: Task 4

I've been lucky enough to have been able to visit a fair number of World Heritage Sites already -- I don't explicitly go out to "collect" visits to them, but whenever I'm traveling and one of these sites is in the vicinity, I'll at least try to include it in my plans.

 

Of the places I have not visited yet, two are at the very top of my list: Lillelara's pick, Agkor (Wat), and ... Machu Picchu.  And however much I might be interested in pretty much any other place in the world, if it comes down to "one -- and one only", as you might have guessed from my post about that long-ago trip to Mexico and Guatemala, anything "Precolumbian civilizations" will virtually always win the day.  Especially if it's the capital of one of the most legendary and powerful Precolumbian empires (that of the Incas), is acutely in danger of vanishing forever if its protection is not jacked up something sharpish, and has got this sort of breathtaking a location ... I mean, just look at it!

 

From the UNESCO website:

"Machu Picchu stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height; its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. The natural setting, on the eastern slopes of the Andes, encompasses the upper Amazon basin with its rich diversity of flora and fauna.

 

Embedded within a dramatic landscape at the meeting point between the Peruvian Andes and the Amazon Basin, the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is among the greatest artistic, architectural and land use achievements anywhere and the most significant tangible legacy of the Inca civilization. Recognized for outstanding cultural and natural values, the mixed World Heritage property covers 32,592 hectares of mountain slopes, peaks and valleys surrounding its heart, the spectacular archaeological monument of “La Ciudadela” (the Citadel) at more than 2,400 meters above sea level. Built in the fifteenth century Machu Picchu was abandoned when the Inca Empire was conquered by the Spaniards in the sixteenth century. It was not until 1911 that the archaeological complex was made known to the outside world.

 

The approximately 200 structures making up this outstanding religious, ceremonial, astronomical and agricultural centre are set on a steep ridge, crisscrossed by stone terraces. Following a rigorous plan the city is divided into a lower and upper part, separating the farming from residential areas, with a large square between the two. To this day, many of Machu Picchu’s mysteries remain unresolved, including the exact role it may have played in the Incas’ sophisticated understanding of astronomy and domestication of wild plant species.

 

The massive yet refined architecture of Machu Picchu blends exceptionally well with the stunning natural environment, with which it is intricately linked. Numerous subsidiary centres, an extensive road and trail system, irrigation canals and agricultural terraces bear witness to longstanding, often on-going human use. The rugged topography making some areas difficult to access has resulted in a mosaic of used areas and diverse natural habitats. The Eastern slopes of the tropical Andes with its enormous gradient from high altitude “Puna” grasslands and Polylepis thickets to montane cloud forests all the way down towards the tropical lowland forests are known to harbour a rich biodiversity and high endemism of global significance. Despite its small size the property contributes to conserving a very rich habitat and species diversity with remarkable endemic and relict flora and fauna.

 

 

[...]

 

Tourism itself represents a double-edged sword by providing economic benefits but also by resulting in major cultural and ecological impacts. The strongly increasing number of visitors to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu must be matched by an adequate management regulating access, diversifying the offer and efforts to fully understand and minimize impacts. A larger appropriate and increasing share of the significant tourism revenues could be re-invested in planning and management. The planning and organization of transportation and infrastructure construction, as well as the sanitary and safety conditions for both tourists and new residents attracted by tourism requires the creation of high quality and new long-term solutions, and is a significant ongoing concern.

 

Since the time of inscription consistent concerns have been expressed about ecosystem degradation through logging, firewood and commercial plant collection, poor waste management, poaching, agricultural encroachment in the absence of clear land tenure arrangements, introduced species and water pollution from both urban waste and agro-chemicals in the Urubamba River, in addition from pressures derived from broader development in the region. It is important to remember that the overall risks are aggravated by the location in a high altitude with extreme topography and weather conditions and thus susceptibility to natural disasters. Continuous efforts are needed to comply with protected areas and other legislation and plans and prevent further degradation. There is also great potential for restoring degraded areas."

 

All images in this post from the UNESCO website:
(c) Silvan Rehfeld, Geoff Steven, and Ko Hon Chiu Vincent

 

(Task: If you were offered an all-expenses-paid trip to one (one only!) of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, which one would you pick (and why)?)

 

 

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url 2019-11-21 12:13
Latin America Palm Oil Market Report

Market Outlook

 

The LATAM palm oil market attained almost 4 million metric tons in 2018. The region accounts for 6% of the global production. Although its share is comparatively smaller than the 85% to 90% share of Indonesia and Malaysia, LATAM’s projected robust growth of its palm oil production will contribute to the growth of the global market in the forecast period. The global market is expected to grow at a CAGR of almost 1.9% in the forecast period of 2019-2024.

 

Read full report with toc - https://www.expertmarketresearch.com/reports/latam-palm-oil-market

Source: www.expertmarketresearch.com/reports/latam-palm-oil-market
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text 2019-11-17 07:18
Ensure Finding a Reliable Latin Chat line Numbers Service

One of the best features of these services is that they come with variety of options like Latin chat line numbers, gay, lesbian, black, singles, and many more.

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url 2019-11-14 13:41
Latin America Carbon Black Market Share

The Latin America carbon black market attained a production volume of almost 0.6 million metric tons in 2018. It is expected to grow further in the forecast period of 2019-2024 and will aid the growth of the global industry. The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.3% between 2019 and 2024.

 

Although the share of Latin America in the industry is comparatively smaller as compared to Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America, the industry is expected to grow at a steady pace in the coming years driven by the region’s recovering automobiles industry. The region also exports significant quantities of low-cost carbon black from China to meet the rising local demand. Brazil, especially, is a growing market for the substance due to its thriving automobiles industry. The expanding plastic and rubber industries in the industry is also propelling the market forward. Mexico is another significant market in the Latin American region.

 

Read full report with TOC - https://www.expertmarketresearch.com/reports/latam-carbon-black-market

Source: www.expertmarketresearch.com/reports/latam-carbon-black-market
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text 2019-10-14 07:15
Check Out The Authentic Peruvian Food In North Miami Provided By The Best Restaurant

Peruvian food is a combination of religious and traditional delicacies of Peru and carries the influences of the lost Inca Empire. The cuisine has its own diversity, and different regions of Peru has its own signature food delicacies, which is currently loved by individuals, across the globe.

 

The Ceviche, quinoa, and other food items are provided by numerous restaurants but are few, who actually has the power to bring the originals in the plate. This is something, the reputed and the famous Peruvian food joint in North Miami, is well-known of and they happen to attend hundreds of customers, per day.

 

A brief history of Peruvian cuisine

 

Although it carries the influence of the Incas and the pre-Incas, along with the influences from the Chinese, Spanish, Indian and Japanese immigrants, which happen during the 19th century. The Peruvian food has a flavor, which is a combination of four continents, and carries an eclectic variety of traditional items. However, the Peruvian cuisine is constantly evolving, with each time passing and the country has a thousand types of soups, over 250 types of desserts. In order to make it sound simple, the country of Peru is colorful and so is their food items, with a burst of authentic, delicate

and delicious flavors.

 

Things to know about the restaurant

 

Unlike history, the restaurant that offers Peruvian Food North Miami has a series of a different and diverse range of food items, which can be traditional, and fusion delicacies. The restaurant is known for its mouth-watering food items, which carries the true essence of the Peruvian soil, giving every customer to experience the taste, and culture of Peru.

 

They use the freshest ingredients, and the meat and fish are regularly delivered to them, from the finest shops in Miami. They also receive ingredients, spices, and herbs exported to them from the motherland itself, and the chefs take the responsibility, to add the right ingredient to the right food.

 

The catering services

 

Apart from running several food joints around Florida, the restaurant is also known for its top-notch Spanish Food Catering Pompano Beach FL, and they have offered their services to numerous events and occasions. They keep a close watch on all the food items, and the ingredients used in them so that it does not affect you or your guests in a negative way. The experts in presenting food items in the most unique way, and will definitely impress the guests, in the process as well.

 

The workers and staff members are well-mannered, polite and humble, they will make sure to offer a good amount of comfort, to all your guests so that they can sit back and enjoy the food in peace, and make sure to offer an immediate response when they are required for their services. The catering services are opted by numerous individuals and have served all types of guests in the history of their career.

 

Summing Up!

 

Now, you can try high-quality and authentic Peruvian food from one of the leading restaurants in Florida, which has a branch located in each of the major cities, and places across the state. You will also provide their superb catering services, and they will guarantee you to deliver customer-satisfaction service, and you will have no room to complain.


Source: srcevicherestaurant.com
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