The Liberty Bell, previously called the State House Bell or Old State House Bell, is an iconic symbol of American independence, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
More on the bell : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Bell
04th JULY : HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY - USA!
Weaver ants form colonies with multiple nests in trees, each nest being made of leaves stitched together using the silk produced by the ant larvae. There are only two extant species of Weaver Ant in the world. Oecophylla smaragdina (in pictures) found in tropical Asia and Australia. And other being Oecophylla longinoda – found in tropical Africa.
Possibly the first description of weaver ant's nest building behaviour was made by the English naturalist Joseph Banks, who took part in Captain James Cook's voyage to Australia in 1768. An excerpt from Joseph Banks' Journal (cited in Hölldobler and Wilson 1990) is included below:
The ants...one green as a leaf, and living upon trees, where it built a nest, in size between that of a man's head and his fist, by bending the leaves together, and gluing them with whitish paperish substances which held them firmly together. In doing this their management was most curious: they bend down four leaves broader than a man's hand, and place them in such a direction as they choose. This requires a much larger force than these animals seem capable of; many thousands indeed are employed in the joint work. I have seen as many as could stand by one another, holding down such a leaf, each drawing down with all his might, while others within were employed to fasten the glue. How they had bent it down I had not the opportunity of seeing, but it was held down by main strength, I easily proved by disturbing a part of them, on which the leaf bursting from the rest, returned to its natural situation, and I had an opportunity of trying with my finger the strength of these little animals must have used to get it down
From my childhood travelling is my dream, the only true passion that I have. I have visited all those so called 7 wonders (Taj Mahal, Great Wall of China, Colosseum in Rome, Petra in Jordan, Chichen Itza in Mexico, Machu Picchu in Peru, Christ the Redeemer in Rio, Brazil) but I always believed the world doesn't just have 7 wonders, it has 70,000 wonders. Before I leave this planet I want to visit as many of them possible. I started exploring these wonders beginning at my home country in India - visited many interesting sites of India like - Taj Mahal, Agra, Delhi, Kashmir Valley, Golden temple of Amritsar and Vellore , Ajanta Ellora Elephanta Caves in Maharastra. Hampi, Jog falls, Sravanabelagola Gometeswara statue in Karnataka, Meenakshi , Tanjore, Gangaikondacholapuram etc temples in Tamil Nadu, Beaches in Goa, Backwaters in Kerala, Sundarbans, Darjeeling and teracotta temples of Bengal , Khajuraho, Bhimbetka and Sanchi stupas of Madhya Pradesh to mention a few.
Then I have started exploring the world - I have been to Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, USA, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Vatican City, Austria, Hungary, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Australia, China , Japan etc countries and I want to keep on travelling till my last day in this planet.
For a long time I wanted to share my travel stories to the world , my friend circle , my network etc. One of the objective in my life is to motivate others to make their journeys and the objective of this site is not only to have my stories but in future I also want to share all these people's stories in this platform as they share their happy moments with me. While in Facebook, Instagram, Youtube we have provision to share photos and videos but somehow I feel neither photo nor video can capture the true essence of the experiences we gain while travelling around the corners of the world - there is something inside us which is always upspoken , not even easy to explain in written words but through this platform we will make an effort to express those feelings through blogs, photos and videos as much as possible.