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Waterfalls are one of the most spectacular geographic firms of nature. Niagara Falls, The Igazu Falls and more, the world is full of waterfalls which are there waiting for you to find.

We hope that you see that waterfalls are not just accidents; they’re incredible forms of nature. That’s why we’re going to share 18 photos of waterfalls which will make you fall in love.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls can be found in between the USA and Canada. There is 15,0000m of water falling down everyday which you can hear from far in the distance and will help you find your way to the waterfalls.

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Near to the waterfall you can try all sort of outdoor activities such as cycling, hiking and camping. There’s also an aquarium and butterfly parks for the kids.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls are located on the Zambezi River also on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. The waterfall got its name from an English explorer but the original was Mosi or Tunya which mean ‘thundering smoke’. They say the noise can be heard miles away which isn’t surprises as there are 70million litres of water falling down every minute.

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Victoria falls

Angel Falls, Venezuela

Angel falls is the tallest waterfall in the world. They are almost 1km high (979 metres). Getting to Angel Falls requires a little mountaineering experience which is not suitable for everyone. First you have to get to Canaima National Park which is only possible by plane.

angel falls

Source of the Mundo River, Spain

In the heart of Spain in the province of Albacete, lies the river Segura. This idyllic area takes you away from reality to another world. The best time to visit this waterfall is in spring or the months with more rain as there’s more water at this time of year.

source of the river mundo

Waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice waterfalls are located in Plitvice National Park which is a world heritage site in Croatia. Travelling to the waterfalls includes a boat trip on the biggest lake in Plitvice which is a journey through nature.

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Dettifoss Waterfall, Iceland

The largest waterfall in Europe is located up in chilly Iceland, halfway between Selfoss and Hafragilfoss in Jökulsárgljúfur National Park. You may not be able to pronounce the name the first time, the waterfalls are spectacular.

iceland waterfall

Cola De Caballo, Spain

The Cola de Caballo waterfall is located in the Ordesa valley in the Spanish Pyrenees. The visual effect of the water falls down the rock in the form of a zig zag. If you visit this waterfall in winter, the valley turns into a glacier, in other times of year it’s a normal valley.

waterfall cola de caballo

Seven Sisters Waterfall, Norway

The Seven sisters Waterfall in Norway is one of the most impressive waterfalls you will ever see. The waterfall is actually divided into 7 parts which fall freely in the space of 250m. It’s located in the Geiranger fjord, which is another wonder of nature in itself.

seven sisters norway

Agua Azul Waterfall, Mexico

The Agua Azul waterfalls are located in the Chiapas state in Mexico. It doesn’t stand out for its height but actually for the blue colour of the water. To get there, you need to take a 5 hours hike through the countryside, so be prepared!

blue waterfalls

Kaieteur Falls, Venezuela

One of the most impressive waterfalls in south America are Kaieteur Falls, located in Keieteur National Park in Venezuela. Although less famous, its actually 5 times taller than Niagara Falls.

Kaieteur falls

Nuranang Falls, India

Nuranang Falls in India is located near the city Tawang. It’s calls Nuarang Falls, Jung Falls or Bong Bong. The water comes out from the woods mixing the white foam with the green leaves, it’s a spectacular sight.

jung falls

Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

Seljalandsfoss Is one of the best known waterfalls in Iceland. This waterfall flows down 60 m into the Seljlandsá River and creates an astonishing view. It’s located in one of the quietest parts of Iceland and do you know that Game of thrones was filmed here?

iceland waterfall

Rucana Falls, Angola

There are hundreds of waterfalls in Africa but Rucana Falls is definitely the most powerful and the water seems to fall from every inch down from 120 metres. It’s definitely one of the most underrated waterfalls in the world and worth a visit as that means less tourists.

ruacana waterfall

Jog Falls, India

This waterfall is special, as the water falls down directly onto the rocks rather than flowing along. This created a rain effect and means you’ll see a beautiful rainbow on a sunny day (which is very often here).

jog waterfall

The Cascata delle Marmore, Italy

The Cascata delle Marmore is located in the Umbria region of Italy. It’s divided into three waterfalls which can amaze anyone visiting. The waterfall is surrounded by a park offering many different viewpoints for breath-taking views.

marmore waterfall

Ban Gioc-Detian Falls

Ban Gioc waterfalls are some of the most beautiful in the world, located in between China and Vietnam. The humidity of the atmosphere here means there is moss and plants all around, creating an idyllic landscape. To get to the main waterfall you need to go through a cave!

ban gioc waterfalls

Barron Falls, Australia

Barron falls are located in Queensland, Australia. They can be accessed by foot and to get to the best viewpoints there’s even a train. It’s ideal for visiting family and if you want to see something more than just kangaroos in Australia!

barron waterfall

San Rafael Waterfall, Ecuador

The highest waterfall in Ecuador and one of the most stunning in the Amazon River. It’s surrounded by a tropical landscape.

san rafael waterfall

In Hundredrooms, we currently don’t have waterfall houses but we do have holiday rentals in the closest cities! We leave you with an incredible view of Igazú Waterfall.

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Delta diverts Lagos flight to Lome after thunderstorm, passenger’s death

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A yet-to-be identified passenger onboard Delta Air Lines’ Atlanta-Lagos flights reportedly died midair on Monday.

Theheute learnt that she died due to a health emergency that occurred midair, approximately three hours before the flight’s scheduled arrival in Lagos.

Although a decision was made by the crew to proceed to Lagos, it was learnt that heavy thunderstorm in the area forced the pilots to divert the plane to Lome, Togo.

The flight took an additional delay in Lome due to refueling and the weather, according to some persons close to the development said. The Delta Air Lines’ A330-200 aircraft had 215 customers onboard.

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However, the flight later landed safely in Lagos, approximately eight and a half hour after the scheduled time. The flight was initially scheduled to arrive by 10am on Monday. It was learnt that the passengers received compensation.

Delta Air in a statement apologised for the inconveniences, adding that the airline regretted any difficulty or delays caused to its customers’ travel arrangements during the flight.

The statement read, “Delta flight 54 ATL-LOS has landed safely in LOS after an onboard customer medical situation and subsequent diversion to LFW due to weather. We sincerely apologise to our customers for the inconvenience and delay in their travel plans.”

Meanwhile, some passengers and Nigerians made comments on social media about the flight.

@samson_Goddy posted a tweet on X stating that his flight was delayed and that two medical emergencies occurred, including the death of a woman in midair.

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He noted that the passengers were forced to make an emergency landing in a different country after the aircraft ran out of fuel.

He wrote, “My Delta flight from Atlanta to Lagos was scheduled to land at 10am, but arrived at 6pm or later.

“So we had two health emergencies: a lady died on the flight midair, we ran out of fuel and were forced to do an emergency landing in another country, and we were grounded for 5+ hours.

Responding to questions on X about the incident he added, “Yes, oh, one woman died like that three hours after we left. I think it was a heart attack, because there was a doctor onboard. But I overheard something similar.”

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FG promises seamless passport for Nigerians

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The Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has reiterated the commitment of the Nigerian government towards delivering a seamless and efficient passport for Nigerians, both within the country and in the Diaspora.

Speaking at the inaugural Diaspora Webinar Lecture Series of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) entitled: “New Passport Policy/Processes for Nigerians in the Diaspora,” Tunji-Ojo said that was the directive from President Bola Tinubu to him and other cabinet members towards attainment of the Renewed Hope Agenda.

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The minisiter, who emphasised the importance of providing top-notch services befitting Nigeria’s stature as the giant of Africa, stated that: “Effective from March 8, 2024 Nigerians will benefit from a contactless passport application process, reducing the time required to complete the entire process to a maximum of seven to 10 minutes.

“This monumental reform is part of the overarching efforts to modernise the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) and enhance service delivery to citizens,” he added.

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Highlighting the achievements and reforms within the ministry and its parastatals, particularly the NIS, the minister underscored the clearance of over 200,000 passport backlogs within three weeks of his assumption of office and the deployment of E-Gates at international airports to streamline entry and exit processes.

He also outlined plans for the installation of a modern control centre across international airports in Abuja and Lagos, aimed at enhancing immigration officers’ capacity and providing Nigerians with a seamless travel experience.

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Tunji-Ojo stressed on the importance of leveraging on technology to simplify passport acquisition, stating that Nigerians would only need their National Identification Number (NIN) for passport applications and bio metrics.

“Through an automated system, data will be pulled from the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) database to fill application forms, reducing the risk of identity fraud and ensuring a single point of contact for citizens,” he said.

The minister added that plans are underway to automate the passport enrollment process, enabling online application, biometric capture, and home delivery of passports, thus eliminating the need for physical visits to passport offices.

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Whole addressing concerns raised by participants from various continents regarding current challenges in passport application and delivery processes, he assured of the government’s commitment to resolving these issues as soon as possible.

The former lawmaker urged Nigerians to take pride in acquiring their passports, as the new process heralds a new era of hope and progress for the nation and its diaspora community, adding that the ministry woule partner with NIDCOM.

Earlier, the NIDCOM Chairman/CEO, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, commended the minister’s efforts, highlighting the significance of the Diaspora Lecture Series in keeping Nigerians abroad informed about programmes and reforms of President Tinubu’s administration.

In her presentation, the Comptroller General, NIS, Caroline Wura-Ola Adepoju, emphasised that the new process would significantly reduce human interaction, thereby eliminating inconveniences associated with passport applications and saving time for both applicants and immigration personnel.

Adepoju said the service had produced 1,033,506 million passports in 2021; another 1,597,729 million in 2022; while a record of over 2,141,300 million were produced amidst various challenge in 2023.

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She, however, said that many Nigerians did not come forward to pick up their passports at various centres she visited recently both within and outside Nigeria, promising that from March, there will be positive improvement in passport production without going through any stress or interventions.

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NGO Warns Nigerians Planning To Japa, Says People Dying Sleeping On Streets, Housing Too Expensive

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A Nigerian, Vivian Etuka, residing in Canada, has cautioned individuals considering migration to Canada to avoid the Ontario province.

She said many Nigerians who lacked proper research and information ended up on the streets upon their arrival in Canada.

Etuka, who is the Founder and CEO of Bethel Outreach Community Services spoke in Abuja on Thursday, January 18, when she met with the Chairman and CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM).

She explained that lots of Nigerians end up in refugee camps as a result of not following the proper channels.
She advised those considering migration to Canada to steer clear of the Ontario province, citing its overpopulation and high cost of living.

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Emphasizing that settling down is easier for those with direct job opportunities, she also highlighted the scarcity of housing in Ontario, with many Nigerians reportedly sleeping outdoors in the cold.

Etuka, who is involved in caring for refugees in Canada, stressed the importance of being certain about arrangements before making the move.

She said: “I’m not putting fear on anybody. I’m saying there are right and wrong ways to move to any country. When you’re coming to any country, please make sure you do your research. And make sure you go to like if you’re coming to Canada I speak on Canada because that’s my home. Go to other provinces that are less populated. I’ll tell you again to stay away from Ontario.

Adnair “Housing is extremely expensive. I have four days ago, two immigrants that are sleeping outside passed away.
“With extreme -25 degrees, it is not good for anyone to be sleeping outside.

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“So if you’re coming to Canada and do it the right way, there are right ways to do things online how to migrate to Canada with a job you can look for a job that types LMIA jobs that can employ you before you get to Canada.

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“Don’t come to Canada and let agents deceive you that as soon as you get off the plane there are jobs. If there are jobs ready, what about Canadians out on the street?

“Don’t you think they want to work? So that should let you know what’s wrong.
“Nobody’s going to hand you a job from the airport. You’re going to have to work out to look for the jobs, and housing, you’re sharing the room with somebody paying $1,200 a month and some landlords are requesting for a whole year before you can move in.

“We have young men and women that are Nigerian sleeping on the street. I have 23 of them in a church downtown that has no washroom and they are dependent on people like me for food, clothing, and looking for jobs.

“We are helping them advocate with the government. And I implore you please do come to Canada, it is a beautiful place but come the right way. So we are not burdened trying to help you settle you and everything. It’s difficult. Immigration is expensive, is very difficult. So do it the right way and enjoy the same Canada that I enjoy.”

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