Hiking as a fun activity

Going for adventures is something you should try if you haven’t had a feel of it. You can come across new things and learn a lot with these type of activities. Some adventurous events enable you to exercise your body and relax your mind giving you a different feeling from your busy daily schedule. It is always sweet narrating stories to friends rather than being the one who ever misses out just to listen to stories from others. You get to enjoy yourself and have fun if you go out and engage yourself in some fun-filled activity. There are several outdoor activities you can involve yourself in during your free time.


Camping, hiking and mountain climbing are some of the common adventurous activities you can try whenever you are free. It involves a long energy-filled walk where many like going through harsh terrains like hills, mountains,002 woods or rocky places. Many prefer to do it in groups so that they can give each other the encouragement needed to move on. People set targets of a particular spot in a specified hiking area they should reach. Several health benefits especially those related to weight management have been linked to this activity. Climbing that steep point helps burn calories. There are several fun activities you can involve yourself in during hiking. Here are some of them.



Fishing is one fun activity you can involve yourself in during hiking.  Many hikers always carry their fishing paraphernalia because they are always ready to have that big catch. People derive fun from this kind of activity by competing on who will have the biggest catch. You are also able to employ some traditional cooking methods whenever you manage to get one. One can explore and understand the different breeds of fish in a particular river. You should try out fishing the next time you go for a hike.


Rock climbing

There are several obstacles in this procedure depending on the terrain you are exploring. Most people prefer rocky places because of the kind of energy it involves. Rock climbing can be tough for many. As a group, you can have fun if you compete on who will be the first to climb a particular rock. This will bring about that enjoyment and happiness especially seeing others striving to climb that rock when you have already made it to the top.



003With the emergence of powerful cameras and quality smartphones, photography in hiking has become an everyday activity. You will do your best to get to the highest point so that you may get that beautiful shot. One can come across different views of a particular area in the process. There is fun in posing for photos on various locations. Whether on top of a rock or tree, you will share those fun moments with your friends.…

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March 14th, 2010 by Malathi de Alwis
by Jeyanthy Thalayasingham.
Adapted by Malathi de Alwis; translated by Lakshmi Jeganathan.
March 8th, International Women’s Day
Among the few things she could gather
as she fled to this new place called Life
was a mammoty
Although the war chases and chases
and cheats her
Her belief in Life still remains
In this new place she will create
a beautiful garden
I thought

What I heard next
broke my resolve

She escapes multi barrel shells in Muttur
and saves her life by coming to
this place called Life
But not all can escape
many will also die along the way
and who will be there to bury them?

This is why she flees with a mammoty

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Sri Lanka’s Continuing Woes
January 28th, 2010 by Balakrishnan Rajagopal
voting_opujp_3868Sri Lanka’s problems may have just multiplied. An ugly electoral competition, shorn of elementary standards that would have made it free or fair, marred by violence, intimidation and repression of the media by the State, has just concluded. Indeed, Sri Lanka again joins the ranks of countries that conduct elections, but have dubious status …(cont.)

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Tags: Election, Human Rights, Sri Lanka

An Open Letter to the President from A True Patriot
January 28th, 2010 by lines magazine
By Rohan Roamer (Published in Groundviews 2010/01/28)
voting_opujp_3868 We eagerly look forward to another six or maybe eight? years of glorious Mahinda Chinthanaya. …We wish you many more years of benevolent kingship which will help our country blossom into a great and powerful nation which can defeat the evil forces, both local and foreign, threatening to bring down our nation…(cont.)

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35 Muslim Organizations Appeal to Make 2010 The Year of Return of Expelled Northern Muslims
January 25th, 2010 by lines magazine
2010 will mark the twentieth anniversary of the expulsion of the entire population of Muslims from the Northern Province by the LTTE. It will hopefully also be the year of return for the Northern Muslims to rebuild their lives, livelihoods and a shared future with all communities of the North….(cont.)

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An Appeal to the Two Key Candidates Contesting the Presidential Elections
January 20th, 2010 by lines magazine
From Jayantha Dhanapala
On Behalf of Friday Forum Group of Concerned Citizensvoting_opujp_3868
This letter is addressed to you both — the two major candidates contesting the first national election as the country emerges from a devastating war. Having carefully examined your manifestos, we write to appeal to you to demonstrate vision and leadership to address the most pressing issue in the sixty-odd years of our country’s independent history. While you both contributed to winning the recent war, you should be aware of the dangers of losing the peace….(cont.)

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“The Vote is a Valuable Right …”: An Appeal by Collective of Tamil Professionals
January 18th, 2010 by Devanesan Nesiah
voting_opujp_3868The vote is a valuable right and we call upon Tamils, Muslims and all minorities to exercise it without doubt or hesitation on the 26th of Jan. There are a few candidates whose programmes uphold human, democratic and minority rights, and we believe it would be appropriate to support one of these candidates. However, we believe …

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