It is currently January 18th, 2019, 3:26 pm
  • View your posts
  • FAQ
  • Register
  • Login

  • All times are UTC + 10 hours

    Contact a moderator

    Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
    Author Message
     Post subject: But nighttime on the delta is a full sensory experience.
    PostPosted: March 12th, 2018, 3:39 pm 

    Joined: September 23rd, 2015, 7:57 pm
    Posts: 706
    The 2007 Chicago Auto Show will takes place on February 9 to 18 at the recently renovated McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. Official bulletins from the show floor will be released once the restricted preview for the media begins on Wednesday , February 7.

    Twenty different vehicles are scheduled to be unveiled at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show. The vehicles that are to debut at the said auto show will be production cars and not concepts. Nevertheless, most of the concept cars that have been previously presented at the recent auto shows like the 2007 Detroit Auto Show and 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show respectively will also be included.

    It is expected that about a million visitors will take part during the 10 days duration of the show. The McCormick Place, the venue of the auto show measures 1.3 million square feet enough to provide the participating automakers with ample display room for their model lines. Jeep?s now famous indoor test track will also feature a slippery winter hill climb. The show is also promoting attendance by staging the world?s largest game of ?Simon says? on Friday, February 9, in an effort to get an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records.

    Another highlight of the show is the introduction of some interesting vehicles which includes:

    2007 BMW Alpina B7: BMW's introduction of the Alpina nameplate to the U.S. begins with this supercharged special edition of the BMW 7 Series sedan.

    2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS: This is the special , lightweight version of the high-performance GT3, a limited-production homologation special for Porsche's 911 racing car.

    Nissan: Some bodywork revisions for Nissan's big trucks ? including the Titan pickup, Armada sport-utility and Pathfinder sport-utility ? will be revealed.

    2008 Saturn Astra: The Astra is the newest Saturn, a replacement for the slow-selling Ion. A derivative of the Opel Astra, this German-designed hatchback continues Saturn's move toward adopting a new European-style identity.

    2008 Scion xB and 2008 Scion xD: Scion has announced the introduction of its replacements for the innovative xB box-on-wheels and the frequently overlooked xA hatchback sedan.

    2008 Pontiac G8: General Motors have reworked the Holden platform from Australia and we expect a full-size , rear-wheel-drive car for the Pontiac lineup.

    2008 Volkswagen R32: Sold here from 2003-'05, the all-wheel-drive version of the GTI returns with an autobahn-tuned chassis and a luxurious interior. And since it?s built by Volkswagen, buyers are guaranteed that it is equipped with only the best quality auto parts like its Volkswagen control arm.

    For interested individuals who want to get an early look at the show floor, the Chicago Auto Show hosts and evening gala on Thursday, February 8. Tickets for ?First Look for Charity? cost $200 plus tuxedo rentals can also be arranged. Due to the large number of visitors expected at the auto show , parking at McCormick Place may prove to be an issue. Visitors are advised to park at either King Drive Lot A or the lot at the Hyatt Hotel.

    It's a very different Africa. Not one of dust and sand and great fiery sunsets, but of the wettest desert on Earth.

    In the middle of dry land a great river spills out onto to the sands of the Kalahari Desert in the northern corner of Botswana to create an extraordinary watery jungle. Like an immense oasis surrounded by desert, the Okavango Delta is filled with mysterious waters, lush vegetation and entrancing wildlife.

    The Okavango, "The river that never reaches the sea ," flows south from the uplands of Angola winding it's way into Botswana, and then spreads out over the parched plain irrigating 6,000 square miles to create the largest inland delta on Earth. The area that was once part of Lake Makgadikgadi, an ancient lake that dried up some 10,000 years ago , has once again been transformed into a labyrinth of channels, lagoons, swamps, and wooded islands that sustain a remarkable concentration of life.

    Seasonal flooding of the delta during May and June -winter in the southern hemisphere - brings fresh water and a renewal of life to this vast swamp. Islands can disappear completely during the peak flood, and then reappear at the end of the season. These countless islands give birth to several diverse ecosystems , which are home to vast numbers of birds and animals, while the crystal clear waters are filled with a veritable zoo of life.

    A consistent source of water and food, amid the arid landscape, the delta draws large numbers of migratory elephants to the area. Lumbering their great masses into the cool water, the elephants swim gracefully weightless among the forests of lily pads. This impenetrable aquatic forest of pinks and greens also hides schools of tiny silver fish.

    But the tranquility of the green waters belies an exciting and dangerous side of this idyllic place. Great Nile crocodiles take a refreshing dip from a day spent basking on the riverbank and glide across the surface to settle unnoticed among the vegetation. Meanwhile a group of visitors enjoys a tranquil ride in mokoros (traditional dugout canoes) with a guide watching intently for signs of hippos swimming unseen , whose danger lies in their unpredictable nature and lack of fear of humans.

    By day, a cruise along the maze of narrow papyrus-lined waterways of the Okavango Delta offers the chance to enjoy a prosperity of wildlife including lions, hyenas and buffalo, an array of different antelope and other smaller animals - warthog, mongoose , spotted genets, monkeys, bushbabies and tree squirrels.

    But nighttime on the delta is a full sensory experience. An incomprehensible number of stars and constellations will make you wish you knew more about astronomy, while you . Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Cheap Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Online Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Retro Jerseys

    Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
    Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

    All times are UTC + 10 hours

    Who is online

    Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

    You cannot post new topics in this forum
    You cannot reply to topics in this forum
    You cannot edit your posts in this forum
    You cannot delete your posts in this forum
    You cannot post attachments in this forum

    Search for:
    Jump to:  

    Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
    [ Time : 0.039s | 11 Queries | GZIP : Off ]