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It Can Only Get Better

February 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

By Plan B International

                All of the things in the market these days have varying values and these values change all the time. Some prices of products go up every month, others every year. There are those products whose prices are so volatile they could change every day. There are also those products whose value just does not really get better with time; these products just get cheaper and cheaper as time goes by, usually because newer products of the same type come out making the older ones obsolete. Then there are those things that just generally get more and more valuable as time passes by. There will always be fluctuations and from time to time their values will drop a bit. However, no matter how many fluctuations happens, their prices go up as time passes.

                A prime example of this is property in Miami. Miami is a very popular city and is visted by hundreds of thousands a year and a lot of them decide that they want to stay and live there. Apartments for sale in Miami go for high prices these days and it would be great if you bought one now. Why? Becuase in the future, as Miami’s popularity steadily increases, people will want to buy that form you. Demand for Miami properties will not run out and someone will always be there to buy your real estate. When that time comes and you sell what you have, you would have earned double what you paid for easily thanks to the great value of Miami properties.

Plan B International is a boutique real estate companies and offers its clients opportunities for investment in real estate. Whether it’s a condo unit, a normal house, or a chateau, Plan B has a solution for you.

Exploring the Giza Necropolis

February 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by Phin Upham

On the outskirts of Cairo, an amazing city of the dead houses the remains of the Egyptian pharaohs. There is an entire complex of ancient monuments that house artifacts like the pyramids and the sphinx. The pyramids rose to prominence during the Hellenistic ages, when the Antipater of Sidon listed the monuments as one of the world’s seven wonders.

Purpose of Giza

It was believed that when a pharaoh departed the Earth, he left a portion of his spirit behind. Thus, proper care of the remains represented an important step in preparing a king for the afterlife. The great pyramids were not only tombs, they housed artifacts that the Egyptians believed were essential to ruling in the afterlife. When preparations were complete, the pharaoh’s body was embalmed and placed within the tomb to protect it for the afterlife. Preservation techniques were so good that some bodies still have facial features preserved several thousands of years later.

Worker Village

The pyramids required an extraordinary amount of labor and tools to complete. Scientists speculate that several thousand workers would be required for an operation of that scale, thus a village was necessary for housing workers while progress was made. The worker’s village had a communal sleeping area, bakeries, breweries and even a hospital.


The Egyptian nobility and lesser-royals were buried close to the pharaohs. There were separate cemeteries for men and women, with sons and daughters buried together. The cemeteries are dated close to the 4th dynasty rule of Egypt, and construction continued until the 6th dynasty.

Phin Upham is an investor from NYC and SF. You may contact Phin on his Twitter page.

The Amazing Sea Turtles of the Great Barrier Reef

February 7, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by Phin Upham

Marine turtles are one of the oldest species of turtle, having been a part of our ocean life for over 150 million years. Turtles first appeared during the age of the dinosaurs, and have changed very little over time. Mostly sea faring, these amazing creatures now come to land to lay eggs before retreating to the sea again.

Much of our knowledge of the sea turtles in the Great Barrier Reef comes from research conducted over the last 30 years. The Queensland Turtle Conservation has been heavily researching the area, and local knowledge gleaned from the indigenous natives has proven useful as well.

There are just seven species of sea turtle in the entire world, with six residing in Australian waters. The most common is the green turtle, with its olive green color and highlights of black or brown or red. The loggerhead is also common, distinguishable by its large jaws and brown or red highlights on the shell.

The sea turtle grows at a slow pace, often taking decades to reach sexual maturity. They spend their youth drifting on ocean currents that carry them through the waters near the Great Barrier Reef and other parts of Australia. Around twenty to twenty-five years of age, males pair off with females and reach a nesting location. Mating is generally done off shore, then males return to foraging for food while females spend fortnightly trips trying to build a nesting area.

The turtles look for moist sand to bury their eggs, and hatch them within seven to twelve weeks. Miraculously, the hatchlings find their way to the sea as a group and hit the currents to start the game of survival anew.

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