For those who love fishing, it is more or less a sport that helps them relax and enjoy the nature. There are dozens of places on earth that offer a world class experience, but there are two places that in my opinion deserve to be mentioned. Apart from fishing, travelling is another passion I have and these places are perfect for that as well. I would be having a lot of fun exploring those places as a traveller.
Lough Corrib, Connemara, Ireland
If fishing is the only passion you have, then I could not help but put this as number one on this list. Ireland offers some exquisite fishing areas wether it’s salmon fishing, Pike fishing, Trout fishing or coarse fishing. If you can manage your trip around May then it is the best time to come here and enjoy all the fishing you want because the village will be in a festive mood and there will be a lot of tourist activity as well. It is also the best time for fishing out the red-fleshed Corrib trout. It is a nice little place in western part of Ireland and certainly hard to miss for fishing lovers. I stayed at the Corrib Wave guesthouse located near Lake Corrib and just two miles from Oughterard. You could also enjoy a good breakfast for just £25 .
River Lochy, Queenstown, New Zealand.
The fishing experts may disagree with me, but River Lochy does deserve a second place in my list. What makes fishing here so special? You cannot match the breathtaking views you see here. The adrenalin capital of the world does get your adrenalin pumping and while you are here for some fishing why not try out some adventure sports some of which are originated right here in Queenstown. Fishing here is also bound to become your adventure sport once you get going with fly fishing. By far this was the most successful location where I really enjoyed fly fishing. It is essential that you hire a local guide though because there are only two ways to reach the spot. One way is by helicopter and the other is the boat ride through Lake Wakitipu. You will get an accommodation in Queenstown that suites your budget and requirements. Stay a couple of days and do not leave before trying the Navis bungee which is also one of the best in the world.
Located approximately 120km to the north of Mombasa is the gorgeous city of Malindi. The area that is literally two towns in one is home to a number of exquisite beaches, wildlife reserves and medieval Swahili ruins. A number of people flock to this region in order to relax at pristine beaches and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the area. As a visitor, you get to enjoy 96 miles of beautiful palm-shaded beaches, along with the protected coral reefs of Malindi Marine National Park. Malindi Sits on the edge of the Indian Ocean, just south of the equator, it is also rich with historic. It takes on influences from a number of explorers and settlers such as the European settlers, the Portuguese explorers, Indian immigrants, Arab traders in addition to the local custom. You get to relax in the sunny, hot, humid weather of the area throughout the year (with the rainiest months occurring between April and July),this weather makes it the perfect destination for relaxation at the beachside. Aside from basking away under the sand, Malindi offers its visitors a number of mangrove swamps, arid bush land and forests to explore. What to expect in Malindi Malindi provides a beautiful and relaxing destination with a number of activities and places to go. Here is a look at some of the things to expect when planning your trip to Malindi
- Scuba diving and snorkeling trips is available atMalindi Marine National Park. Also, deep-sea fishing is a must do in this area.
- The Vasco da Gama Pillar which is a historical landmark that was erected in 1498 by the Portuguese explorer(Vasco) as a navigational aid, it is a bell-shaped coral and stone monument.
- A visit to the oldest part of Malindioffers you a number of attractions to enjoy like the old-pillar tombs from the 14th c, the Jami Mosque as well as the Church of St.Francis Xavier, which is one of the oldest East African Churches.
- Take a peek at the Marafa Depression or Hell’s kitchen which is a geological irregularitywith fascinating colors and views.
- The GediNational Monument with is a hauntedruin in a once-prestigious Swahili trade city.
- The Ghost Cities of the Swahili Coast that provide visitors with an insight into how ports such as Malindi and Mombasa looked in pre-Portuguese times.
- The thick jungles of ArabukoSokoke Forest Reserve that allow visitors toexplore wonders such as the rare endemic birds and mammals and the lost townof Gedi with its winding passages and crumbling walls.
The Girod’Italia event was first held in 1909.It is a long distance road bicycle race held between the professional cyclists. The last Giro event was held in 2012 and was completed in 21 stages, out of which three were in Denmark and involved around 22 teams and more than 200 best cyclists.
The 97thGirod’Italia Grande Partenza is all set to begin in May, 2014 and this time it’s being organized in the island of Ireland. The Girod’Italia will start in Ireland and race for more than 3 days. The first stage will see the time trials whizz around the iconic sights of Belfast and second stage race is around the awesome Causeway Coast and rural Antrim follows before the stage three kicks off in the beautiful city of Armagh. The race will then continue along the east coast’s County Louth and finally, finishes its Ireland visit in the heart of Dublin city.
There are more than 200 riders participating in this event along with coaches, masseurs, managers, and other supported staff. This will be a huge event and will be captured by media and will also, be telecasted on television. The atmosphere will be very lively and there will be huge fans cheering for their cyclist. The event is viewed all around the world by around 800 million. All the fans will be enthusiastic and will be praying for their best cyclist to win.
Last year in 2013, Sean Kelly and Stephen Roche were number one and two respectively. The combination of Dan Martin’s historic Liege-Bastogne-Liege win in April and a world title tag for the Northern Ireland rider Martyn Irvine in February, and with the upcoming event in 2014, 2013 was one memorable year. It is not sure how many cyclists will be there for Giro start line; however Martin, Roche and Philip Deignan have confirmed their spot for Grand Partenza in Belfast on 9-11 May.
Martin has just revealed that if allgoes well and according to plan, he will be Garmin Sharp’s team leader, however Deignan has more importantly signed for Britain’s Team Sky. Nicolas Roche gave an impressive show in VueltaaEspana and he is ready for that role again in his home town.
The competition will be really tough as the island’s cyclist compete on their home ground as Vincenzo Nibali the defending champion and Tifosi are hoping to achieve a double. Other cyclist like Cadel Evans who won the 2011 Tour de France is now ready and targeting the Giro and Team Sky’s Richie Porte has also confirmed that he will take part in this Giro and is eyeing the overall title at the Girod’Italia 2014.