Iceland’s Blue Lagoon a Wonder of the World
The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is among the world’s most remarkable places, according to National Geographic. It is included in a list of 25 locations around the globe in the magazine’s special edition on wonders of the world. According to ruv.is, the magazine is divided into three sections organizing the locations according to whether they are connected with air, land or water. Other remarkable destinations and phenomena include the Sahara desert, the Norwegian fjords, the volcanoes in Hawaii and the northern lights. The Blue Lagoon is described as a geothermal paradise where a turquoise world is surrounded by a black lava field reminiscent of the moon.
Icelanders among World’s Happiest Nations
Icelanders are very content with their lives compared to many other nations, as indicated in an international survey carried out by Capacent Gallup. Just over half of the world’s nations are satisfied with their lives while three out of every four Icelanders are happy. The survey concluded that 73 percent of respondents in Iceland are happy and seven percent unhappy, 19 percent are neither happy nor unhappy and one percent would not answer the question, ruv.is reports. Worldwide, 53 percent of respondents on average stated that they were content with their lives, 13 percent were discontent, 31 percent were undecided and three percent would not reveal their level of happiness. Satisfaction ranked the lowest in the Arab states where one fifth of inhabitants said they were happy with their lives and in Eastern Europe where one fourth of the populations were happy. However, in Africa and Latin America two thirds of people were content.
Happy New Year from Life of Whales
Life of Whales wants to wish you all a happy new year and a great 2012 whale watching season. We look greatly forward to sail with all of you animal and nature enthusiastics in 2012 and show you birds and whales in their natural environment