People might have managed to climbed the highest mountain but imagine time thousands of years agi, when people actually lived at those heights. A living miracle is Machu Picchu which stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in the most awesome isolated area of Peru. The most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire, touches the sky with its height; its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally. The natural setting, on the eastern slopes of the Andes, gives the perfect look of the upper Amazon basin with its rich variety of flora and fauna.
This amazing set of beauty once was home to not only beings but that hold a range of natural beauty inside. Tit was estimated that more than 1200 once lives in this place that almost touches the sky. Due to it’s isolation from the rest of Peru, living in the area full time would require traveling great distances just to reach the nearest village but again this must have really never mattered to the people of the area.
The best part is that the building are arranged into three areas – agricultural, urban, and religious – the structures are arranged in such an amazing way so that the surroundings perfectly match with task for which it has been destined . The natural beauty of the ares adds up in the agriculture. Another amazing point is that the he lower areas contain buildings occupied by farmers and teachers, and the most important religious areas are located at the crest of the hill.
Hikers and tourists or even people who loves to travel and wants adventure will definitely find the experience magical. People blend in the enviroment, forgetting the world that they left behind as they enter in the world of Machu Picchu. So when in Peru Machu Picchu is a must visit place.
In three years, they will be the center of international attention as they are set to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Brazil, an exotic country in South America, is easily attributed to beauty and fun. Every region of the country offers a distinct tourism experience, which helped bring in millions of tourists every year. With this, Brazil was consistently one of the top destinations in South America, in terms of foreign arrivals.
If all the buzz about Brazil has already got you giddy enough to visit the country, this is the perfect month to book for your travel. Brazil is constantly busy, especially during holidays. However, the Christmas to New Year season is the best time to visit Brazil because of the festivities, yet smaller crowd. Travelers have good stories to tell about the highly entertaining New Year celebration of Brazil, so you would not want to miss this, as well. Needless to say, Brazil is also a good escape from chilling temperature in the northern part of America, as their summer season is from December to March.
Beaches are also not too busy this season, since most people are more focused on Christmas and New Year’s eve activities. Prices are likewise too high during the summer time in US, so you may not want to wait until then, unless you plan on really experiencing the epic beach fun of Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil never fail to amuse, mainly due to their diverse tourism offerings. Although the country is best known for its Ipanema beach, Brazil is actually also rich in biodiversity and cultural heritage. The Parana region is home to the breathtaking Iguazu Falls, that have attracted tourists from all parts of the globe, already. Brazil’s geographic location also made it earn almost 60 percent of the internationally renowned Amazon rainforest. With this, one can truly expect a complete travel experience when visiting the country.
The country may have encountered some peace and order issues in the past years, but this sector has significantly improved in almost all regions of Brazil. Brazilians credit the improvement in their country’s security to the increasing number of tourists. So, fancy a tropical Christmas in South America? Book a flight to Brazil, now.
India is a country unlike any other. At least, I’m comparing it to every other country I’ve been to and so far I’ve travelled to. There is so much history, so many different religions and languages, yet everyone gets along. Its so wonderful to see. The countries I’ve traveled so far are:
- USA (CA, NY, MN, IN, TN, FL)
- Dominican Republic
Without hesitation, I would say that India had the most impact on my life. It was incredible… I guess that’s why they call it ‘Incredible India’. I went for a month and it was for school. I traveled amidst 50 other classmates and we experienced a whole new world, one city at a time.
Ride a TukTuk
If you do nothing else, take a TukTuk everywhere you go. They are the cheapest and by far the most fun way to travel over a relatively short distance… literally, they cost you maybe a dollar for something that would generally be up to $20 (atleast that’s the costs here in North America).
The Places I Went To
During my India tour we went to:
- Delhi (New and Old):
This was the first stop for us. So despite being a little culture shocked I was just stunned at the beauty of this city. There are numerous embassies in New Delhi with Old Delhi housing mainly the local people. New Delhi is gorgeous, properly maintained and quite while Old Delhi has the slums, a lot more history but I felt a lot less safe.
We traveled by Bus to Agra to see the famous and incredibly gorgeous Taj Mahal. Don’t go on a Sunday… bad decision on my part. The Taj is a religious place for the local people and they come on Sunday’s to visit and look around. I didn’t get to go in the Taj Mahal because it was so busy… but I definitely got to see it with my own eyes. Trust me, pictures don’t do it justice.
We were in Bangalore to see the Cyber City. This is a bumping town and the one I liked the least. I’m not going to spend that much time talking about it other than to tell you I didn’t find it worth the time. Not that it’s not incredible. . but if you have limited time and money.. it’s not worth it!
- Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay):
Go Here. This is the big city in India, the NYC of India. No words can describe how much I love this city. I would move there in a heart beat. You must go to see a Café Leopold, it’s the cutest café. The other thing I found so cool was that Mumbai houses the worlds fastest and most efficient lunch delivery system. It’s so incredible that it was even featured on top gear. Once you’re in Mumbai you’ll understand why it seems impossible that a city so packed can have a delivery system THAT efficient. The other thing you need to see is the owner of Bollywood’s (or however people actually deem him) House/Tower/26 Building…. It’s RIDICULOUS. He owns an apartment building for his family of five. And it;s breathtaking.
Addressing Recent Concerns
I have to speak to this because of all the negative media attention surrounding women’s safety in India. Never once did I feel unsafe. I took every precaution there was to make sure that that remained true. I never traveled alone as a young female and I certainly never wore anything that would attract attention. Like any where you go, you have to be smart about what you’re wearing, where you are going and who you are going to those places with. India is still a place I would suggest to go visit. Just be smart, stay safe and have so much fun.
Enjoy and please feel free to ask more questions.
Far, far away, coaled by the sun, smitten by its endless desserts awaits you the majestic country called Australia. If you think you were welcomed with inhospitality, don`t be offended cause the country by itself is hot, dry, red and cruel desert land, as in Dantes novel but without the last part. But that happens only on first sight. If you visit Australia in winter you will be amazed cause probably there the temperature will be 50 degrees Celsius, because the weather there is opposite from ours.
Australia is the 6th biggest country in the world and the only one that occupies a whole continent. The capital of Australia, Canberra is an intriguing and hospitable city. Here you can enjoy beautiful and green nature, incredible parks and imposing architecture. One of the best museums in the world, the military memorial with its magnificent carriage, welcomes the tourists with pride.
But not this will defeat you in this incredible country, but one unbelievable phenomenon, flirt of nature, real magic and that is the rock of uluru or the Aires Rock. Like a fire it comes directly from the sand and the old aborigines say the people who walk there experience it like a dream. They believe that under the surface of the rock there is one big cavity and in there is hidden the “The time of the dreams”. If we look more pragmatically, out of the legends we will say that Uluru was a part of the ocean. Because of the minerals hidden in the rocks, uluru can change the color from almost violet-blue in to fire red color. So here is the magic.
You must visit this extremely incredible country and witness the nature of the kangaroos that walk these lands freely, the koalas and many other animals and beauties.
Argentina is combined of breathtaking waterfalls, deserts, astonishing peaks (Between them is the highest in America), ice lakes in Patagonia and the steppes of the fire land. Also the capital Buenos Aires can fascinate every visitor with its elegance.
Argentina is one of the biggest countries in the world. Everyone who will visit Argentina will be astonished from the landscapes and the sights. On the west side of the country it is located the biggest mountain chain called the Ands. The highest parts are in the north and central regions of the country and Aconcagua is the highest spot with its 6959 meters. Beside the fact that most of these peaks are stiff and dangerous, there are also places from where you can enjoy the sight of the magnificent nature here. These astonishing mountains will charm you with its crystal lakes, the flamingo birds and fairytale landscapes.
Iguazu are one of the most impressive waterfalls in the world. Because of it subtropics clime this waterfall is full of water through the whole year. The waterfall is included in the national park of Argentina and you can calmly walk with hours and enjoy the magic from close view. In the park you can meet predators like Pumas and Tigers
Patagonia is the south part of Argentina. This part of Argentina is filled with many beautiful regions as for example the glacier of Perito Moreno. In this region it is located the biggest desert in South and North America which includes the territory from the Ands to the Atlantic ocean on east. The temperatures through the year are quite low as in winter also in summer, but in the warmest day the temperature can raise to 30 degrees Celsius.
And the last thing we want to share with you about Argentina is the national and traditional dance called Tango. Even it is not practiced too much nowadays the tango is a big attraction for the tourists. You have to opportunities to do with tango. First is to go to the Milonga Clubs where you can dance and the second is to watch a special tango show which includes 2 hours of spectacles and a dinner. Tango will make you feel really alive, especially if you dance with your heart.
The territory of new Ecuador is a part of the north empire of the Incas until the Spanish la Conquista from 1533.
Ecuador is located in South America and has territory of 283 560 square kilometers which makes it the 71 biggest country in the world. Ecuador borders with Columbia on north and with Peru on south and east. According to the census in 2010 Ecuador have 12 810 000 citizens and by this fact the country is on the 65 place in the world.
The church “St. Francisco” in Quito
This church is placed in the old town of Quito and there can be seen many masterpieces and among them is the sculpture of St. Maria with wings. The building of the church began at 1550 on a place where the castle of the emperor of the Incas called Atahualpa was placed. The complex is quite amazing and have big museum. The church and the old city are one of the most significant cultural centers in Latin America and are the most visited tourist places in Ecuador.
The new cathedral in Cuenca
Cuenca is a colonized city and it is the third biggest city in Ecuador it is known by its warm clime. The building of this city started in the end of the 19th century and lasts for almost 100 years. The new cathedral is made of marble and alabaster and has 3 big domes; each of them is covered with panels from Czechoslovakia.
The region, near the south coast of Ecuador, has extraordinary beautiful coast lines. It was a
small fishing place until the whole bay was made for surfing. Montanita can offer you nice nightlife, clubs, bars and coffee shops are very nice place for recreation as for the local people also for the tourists.
Egypt is famous because of the ancient civilization, the monuments and the biggest archeological places in the world.
When we hear about Egypt first thing we think of are the pharaohs and their big historical monuments. In Egypt you can feel the magic of the red sea, for example you can dive along the coast.
Ibn Tulum mosque, Cairo
It is said that the construction of IbnTulun mosque lasts from 876 to 879 and it is one of the oldest mosques in Cairo, till today it is preserved in its original shape.
Dahab is 85 km away of Sharm El Sheikh and it the biggest diving place for valuables on the Sinai Peninsula. This small town is isolated and attracts many tourists, also the most popular sport activities here are surfing and diving.
Oasis Siva is near the Libyan border and it is one of the most isolated places in whole Egypt, but people live there until today. Nowadays people from Siva live from tourists.
The Valley of the Kings
The Valley of the Kings is mostly known because in there all of the kings and pharaohs from the new kingdom are buried there. Here you can find 63 tombs and chambers. These chambers are decorated with scenes of the Egyptian mythology and show us the rituals and beliefs of those times. The most known is the Tutankhamen chamber.
Cruising Nile is the most popular way to visit Upper Egypt, but also the best way to witness the new history. This cruising is the only way to visit the temples and the tombs located on the coast of the river.
The red sea that hits the coasts of Egypt is one of the most visited places for diving in the world. The waters of the red sea are known by its spectacular sight and the coral combs are home of thousands of sea species.