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Picture by: Nikolous Deutch, Rotaract Club of York

"Once S. Johnson said: "when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life". This city has everything what a man could look for. It has an old and modern architecture, green parks, sights for tourists' eye, pubs, different restaurants, museums, lively night life, calm retreat places and so on. This city never sleeps. It is live 24/7. This picture depicts famous London Eye which is on the banks of the River Thames. It is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe, from which people could admire London views. "

Picture by: Rafael Ferrarezi, Rotaract Club of Burnaby visitor (Originally from Sao Paolo's Taquaritinga Rotaract)

Imagine living there. Just perfect. It is a place where you can get out of the noise of city and rest. This photo is taken on the way to the City of Victoria. The BC Ferries ferry, pass many amazing places such as the Strait of Georgia where you can see beautiful landscapes on its way to Vancouver Island.

Picture by: Joyce Fan, Rotaract Club of Burnaby

Vancouver skyline with Grouse Mountain as background -  Exceeding 1,200 m (4,000 feet) in altitude at its peak, is the site of an alpine ski area in the winter season overlooking Greater Vancouver;  In the summer, the mountain features lumberjack shows and a steep hiking trail that climbs 853 m (2,800 ft) over a distance of 2.9 km (1.8 mi) known as the Grouse Grind.

Picture by: Rafael Ferrarezi, Rotaract Club of Burnaby visitor (Originally from Sao Paolo's Taquaritinga Rotaract)

The Castle-like structure is amazing, it is one of the many things that you should go to see in Victoria. It is big and beautiful. If you will go there, remember to take some foods for to do a picnic.

Picture by: Craig Fraser, Rotaract Club of Burnaby

The back façades of the rail front buildings contrast sharply with the sleek sheen of the highrises in the distance. Vancouver has a few pockets of historic buildings, notably in the gastown area, but overall it has the appearance of a modern city of glass and steel.

Picture by: Kandeepa Ilankovan, Rotaract Shutterbug Trainee

Batticaloa is in the eastern coast of Sri Lanka on a flat coastal plain boarded by the Indian Ocean in the east occupies the central part of the eastern Sri Lanka. Its average elevation is around 5 meters. Scenic beauty of the Batticaloa is the Lagoons. Batticaloa district has three lagoons such as Batticaloa Lagoon, Valaichchenai Lagoon, and Vakari (Panichchankerni) Lagoon. Among these lagoon, Batticaloa Lagoon is the largest lagoon and has 56 km long 162 square km area, extending from Pankudaweli in North and Kalmunai in South.

There are several islands within the Batticaloa Lagoon such as Puliayantheevu, Buffaloa Island, Bone Island Many bridges are built across the lagoon connecting the landmasses and the islands. The Puliayantheevu is the metropolitan place of the city. The biggest bridge of all is Lady Manning bridge located at Kallady, which is the main access path to the city from the southern places of the district. This bridge is also famous for Singing fishes which was considered musical sounds heard in the Kallady lagoon in the full moon day. A priest named Father Lang recorded this musical charm and broadcast it in the 1960s over the (Sri Lanka Broadcasting Cooperation).

Rice and coconuts are the two staples of the district, and steamers trading round the island call regularly at the port. The lagoon is famous for its “singing fish,” supposed to be shell-fish which give forth musical notes. The district has a remnant of Veddahs or wild men of the wood. Prior to the Sri Lankan civil war, there were large scale shrimp farms as well as fish and rice processing activities. Batticaloa shows a huge potential for tourism related industries.

Picture by: Kandeepa Ilankovan, Rotaract Shutterbug Trainee

Batticaloa is in the eastern coast of Sri Lanka on a flat coastal plain boarded by the Indian Ocean in the east occupies the central part of the eastern Sri Lanka. Its average elevation is around 5 meters. Scenic beauty of the Batticaloa is the Lagoons. Batticaloa district has three lagoons such as Batticaloa Lagoon, Valaichchenai Lagoon, and Vakari (Panichchankerni) Lagoon. Among these lagoon, Batticaloa Lagoon is the largest lagoon and has 56 km long 162 square km area, extending from Pankudaweli in North and Kalmunai in South.

There are several islands within the Batticaloa Lagoon such as Puliayantheevu, Buffaloa Island, Bone Island Many bridges are built across the lagoon connecting the landmasses and the islands.