October 9, 2016

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Ten Things to do in Bogota

Colombia’s historic and vibrant capital is certainly a destination that will fill more than your average city break. Bogota is busy, packed with architecture, culture, and history, whilst also having that modern day city vibe that we all know and love.

Getting around the city is quite easy, but if you want to really give yourself a luxury break with a difference, why not hire a limo to take you around the major sites, or transport you to and from the airport? This will really give your South American break a tinge of glamour, whilst also providing a welcome break if you have been backpacking your way up until now.

If you have no idea of where to start when it comes to seeing the sights in Bogota, check out these ten suggestions.

The Gold Museum – This is one of the most visited attractions in the city, and somewhere you will certainly need shield your eyes from the sparkle! Home to more than 55,000 pieces of gold and artefacts, this is one of the best museums in the whole of South America.

Monserrate – This huge mountain sits in the middle of the city and looks over proceedings. The view is simply stunning, and certainly worth the climb, with a church also sited there, devoted to El Senor Caido. This is definitely one for the camera.

Bolivar Square – Sometimes you need to sit down and take in your surroundings, and this historical city square is the ideal place to do just that. Sit and watch the world go by, indulge in a little people spotting, and take in the beautiful architecture at the same time.

Colombian National Museum – Learning about the history of the country is a must do if you want to truly understand your destination. This museum in itself is an architectural marvel, but the interior is what will blow your mind, helping you learn all about the country and its eventful history.

93 Park – If you’re looking for a spot of peace and tranquillity for an hour or so, this urban park is the place to go. Handily located close to the main shopping and entertainment district, you can chill out for a little while, before heading back to the main action.

Planetarium of Bogota – This attraction boasts the largest cupola in the whole of South America, and is the ideal place to head for anyone with an interior in the night sky.

Bogota Botanical Garden – Focusing mainly on the ecosystems of the Andean and Paramo regions, you can expect plentiful flora and fauna to explore, as well as a truly peaceful and tranquil atmosphere at the same time – when visiting a fast-paced city, a little quiet is always needed!

Primatial Cathedral of Bogota – This beautiful Roman Catholic church is simply stunning to take in, with intricate architecture and decoration. Located on Bolivar Sqqare, this is also very easy to find.

Salitre Magico – Sometimes you just need to scream at the top of your lungs and let all your pent up stress out, and if that is your situation, then Salitre Magico is the place for you. Home to around 39 rides, including several rollercoasters, this is a great fun day out for all the family.

Simon Bolivar Park – Finally, we have a beautiful, natural space full of green grass and rivers, which is perfect for a leisurely walk. On top of that, there is also a sports complex here, as well as being the location of many events and concerts too.

July 10, 2016

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Brazil’s Best Beaches

Brazil, the fifth largest country in the world, is both the largest country in South America and Latin America region attracting many local and international tourists each year.

Featuring a tropical coastline of 7,492 km, it is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and has numerous archipelagos forming a part of it, as well as some of the world’s superior beaches.

Brazil boasts numerous golden sandy beaches, some are very popular and overcrowded while others are undiscovered hidden treasures in a wild lying beneath palm trees, making it even more popular sought-after holiday destination.

Brazil’s Best Beaches

Brazil is lined with a number of sun-kissed beaches; of course, it puts this lovely country on the globe’s map as a centre of sun and sand. Brazil is widely regarded as having one of the biggest collections of fragrant shores on the planet, ranging from the beaches with golden sand dunes to rugged shore of Bahia.

Brazil’s rich and colorful beaches make the place a seafront lover’s paradise on earth. Escape with Brazil’s best beaches!

Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha

Baia do Sancho, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil, features white sand, crystal clear emerald green water, and is surrounded by high rising cliffs. 21 islands form the marine park that contains some of the Brazil‘s superior beaches, attracting many diving lovers who are dying to see green and hawksbill turtles, whales and other exotic marine. Baia do Sancho is a World Heritage site due to its unique ecosystem. The land also offers some great experiences such as hiking the ecological trails of Jardim Elizabeth, the Esmerelda Coast or Sancho Bay.

Praia dos Carneiros, Tamandaré, Pernambuco

Yet not overcrowded, this beach, nestled in the eye-catching scenery of coconut trees and stunning panorama, is a paradise of warm water, reefs, palm trees and kilometers of sugar brown beaches. The postcard looking beach offers endless sunshine and warm water making it a year-round hub.

Lopes Mendes Beach, Ilha Grande

Located in Ilha Grande, Lopes Mendes Beach is voted one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil and is best known for its surfing and hiking trials. It features white sand, good waves and shallow water, making it a perfect place for surfing and swimming. You should know that there are no restaurants and other facilities. The best way to get to this island is by boat or on foot.

Baia dos Porcos, Fernando de Noronha

It is characterized by huge rocks that make it a unique and magical spot. To reach Baia dos Porcos beach you will have to make your way by trekking these stone formations. Another option is to get there by boat. This natural beach is home to a number of natural pools, colorful and exotic fish. It also overlooks two very large rocks called “Dois Irmaos”; one of them houses the ruins of Sao Joao Baptista fortress. The rocks are perfect site to view the romantic waters of Baia do Porcos.

Dolphins Bay, Praia de Pipa

Dolphins Bay is noted for a large number of dolphins that are swimming just meters away from the shore. If you are lucky you can see an incredible acrobatic show or even have a swim with dolphins in calm water. The beach also features a small bar and several restaurants.

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September 10, 2014

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Where to Go in Argentina

Argentina is home to numerous nature attractions that can claim the title of the natural wonders of the world. It is the eighth-largest country in the world offering many unique attractions, ranging from ancient structures to natural wonders and untouched nature spots. If your next holiday break is Argentina, you should start planning your trip right now. The concentration on some country’s parts will be more rewarding than running like crazy through the whole country of exceptional beauty in few weeks.