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VALENCIA – Flower Shows

 

Valencia, the land of flowers and faults, is one of the largest and most important cities in Spain, and one of the liveliest. Being located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, one finds the beaches in the very heart of the city. Not surprisingly, especially during the summer, many tourists visit it. Well if you want a beach holiday with fantastic possibilities to practice any sport and enjoy a brilliant nightlife, along with a wide cultural offer, then Valencia is the perfect place.

Important International Fairs confirm that Valencia is one of the most dynamic cities in Spain. Strolling through its streets and enjoying the abundant possibilities that the capital offers is something for which the hours can run without realizing it. If after that, you get appetite, then it’s time to try the most famous dish in Spain exactly where it was born, the Paella Valenciana. In addition Valencia is of course the city where the Cid, the national hero, fought against the Moors in times of Reconquista.

Many popular festivals in the city and surrounding villages still remember events of this era. But in this chapter we will not be able to forget about Las Fallas, impressive parties of light and fire that will impress the one who happens here coinciding with these dates. In recent years Valencia has acquired an additional role at the international level. Important cultural events have contributed to this; such as the construction of the City of Arts and Sciences and sports; such as having hosted the Americas Cup, the most important sailing competition in the world, or the Formula 1 Grand Prix, which takes place on a spectacular urban circuit that runs through the Port area.

The old town

The old town is bounded by the tramway, which marks the path through which the walls of the city stood until 1865. Here we find the greatest concentration of monuments, most of which belonged to the period of splendor after the reconquest, in 1238, when Jaime I took the city with black hands.

In this way you can make a comfortable walking tour, passing through the last little squares and solitary alleys that remain in Valencia: We start in the Cathedral, in early Gothic style. It has three covers, one Romanesque, one Gothic and one Baroque.

The main chapel is baroque and the neoclassical sides. Its impressive dome stands out, the bell tower of octagonal plant, symbol of the city, which the Valencians call the “”Micalet.”” From its roof you can see a beautiful panorama (and if you have patience like Victor Hugo, you may manage to count the 300 bell towers that he claimed to have possessed the city.)

But the most extraordinary fact is doubtless the Chapter Hall, where The Cathedral Museum exhibits paintings by Goya and Jacomart, Cellini goldsmiths, Paggibonsi carvings, paintings by the Valencian School from the 15C to the XVII and one It is an extraordinary Custody which, because it is more modern, has no less value than others of greater antiquity.

Basilica of the Virgin of the Desamparados (“”Mare de Deu dels Desemparats””), the patroness of the city, and in an immediate alley the Almud’n, wheat store of the medieval period, now restored and turned into a Museum. Continuing east, in a small square, is the Church of San Esteban, where, according to tradition, the Cid married his daughters and St.

Vincent Ferrer was baptized. In the nearby street of the Palau is the Palace of the Admirals of Aragon, and in the Trinquete de Caballeros, the Church of San Juan del Hospital, Gothic style, as it is, if not more so, the Convent of Santo Domingo, in the Plaza de Tetu˜n, in spite of the additions of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries in its interior or the cover designed by Felipe II.

In the river Turia we find three bridges of ogival trace, the Bridge of the Real one, the Bridge of the Trinity and the Bridge of Serranos, with the Torres de Serranos old gate of the wall (15th century), which has both luxury of triumphal arch and solidity of military bastion.

The river Turia, caused in 1957 a flood that caused numerous deaths and destroyed large number of buildings, so it was decided to divert it to the outskirts of the city. Now the old channel of the river is the scene of sport and recreation of all Valencians as they walk, run, bike (especially mountain), play football, rugby, base-ball, skate and do gymnastics daily the thousands of citizens that congregate in this pleasant lung of life that is the River.

The IVAM – Valencian Institute of Modern Art – is a great museum that should not miss lovers of new trends in art. It is one of the three best museums of modern art in Spain. It is located in front of the old channel of the river, to the height of the Language School, that is just the other side of the channel.

 

Rio de Janeiro: The Wonderful City

 

The Marvelous City full of color and joyRio de Janeiro is a city with a lot of charm, the charm of its beaches and its sea, the charm of its islands, forests and mountains, the charm of the sun-tanned village that shines throughout the year. Rio is like this, a cheerful and extroverted city, easy to love. It will be a love at first sight, as almost always happens. In this web you can find tourist information of Rio de Janeiro to help you with the preparations.

Why is it wonderful?

In Rio, beauty reborn every morning with the sun revealing the panorama of this special city located between the sea and the mountains. That’s why everyone calls it “La Ciudad Maravillosa”, the perfect title for an extraordinary place.

When is the best time to visit?

The Rio Carnival is legendary. Famous parades of samba schools, music groups and dances for all tastes and pockets and a joy that infects the whole city.

What is the typical food?

Rio de Janeiro is a paradise for those who like to eat well. From more sophisticated dishes of international cuisine to the tasty and exotic dishes of typical Brazilian cuisine. Like the feijoada, always accompanied by the caipirinha. There is also the barbecue, grilled meat in large and juicy pieces. The prices are good and the scenery is free.

History and culture Rio was the scene of the most important events in Brazilian history. And that history is preserved today in its museums, libraries and monuments. The other side of Rio: cultural center and enclosure of intellectuals and artists, where they transmit ideas and idioms. La Carioca Night Apart from many restaurants, cinemas and theaters, Carioca night offers other excellent leisure options: shows, samba concerts, modern discos and lively with national and international music or just a cold beer on the beach.

The night of Rio goes until the dawn of the sun. Passion for sport The carioca, like all Brazilians, has a passion: football. Soccer is the national sport. On Sunday afternoons, stadiums are filled with fans to watch the matches of their teams. It is worth going to Maracana, the largest stadium in the world, to see one of these shows.

But Rio is not only football, but also other sporting activities such as tennis, golf, swimming, surfing, volleyball, hang gliding and much more. Spectacular Beaches The beach is a daily fun. In Rio the habit is to go to the beach until dusk. It is on the beach where friends, and even strangers, meet to talk and rest.

 

Argentina – A Destination for Adventurers

 

From the Cordillera to the Atlantic coast, and from La Quiaca to Ushuaia, there are thousands of corners with volcanoes, mountains, mountains, valleys, lagoons, streams, seas and rivers where you can discover unexplored natural attractions that awaken with more or less effort adrenaline and the ambition to continue.

Adventure tourism sports invite you to live a unique experience, as they not only facilitate the full contact with nature, but return to the practitioner protagonist of the natural setting where he is. In addition, they offer alternatives for all sexes, ages and experiences; and generally have different levels of difficulty, which in many cases can even access entire families.

The options

Rafting in gom or canoe is one of the activities of adventure tourism more realized in the Iguazu Falls by the travelers who arrive to Misiones to enjoy their vacations. Navigate the Iguaz? River at full speed for several kilometers, with the infernal noise of waterfalls in the ears, rainbows rising from the sky and water bathed all while the gom’n threatens to capsize, it is an experience that only the extreme tourism can offer.

Photographic safaris in the missionary jungle, visits to the falls during the nights, trekking, canopy, rappel, water rides and visits to the Guarani communities are some of the proposals of adventure tourism in the Iguazu Falls.

Much more quiet and familiar, the 4×4 is one of the most chosen options because it is suitable for a large sector of the population; the typical places where to practice a unique experience are San Bernardo, Pinamar, Comodoro Rivadavia, Puerto Madryn, Puerto Iguaz?, El Calafate and Puna, among others. Mountaineering, rock climbing and rappelling offer extremely exciting experiences, but they demand a significant amount of energy.

For the more challenging, the Cordillera de los Andes, volcanoes, hills and mountain ranges of the central region invite you to live this type of adventure tourism. Also, the South Patagonia, with its climbing and rappel circuits, allows the adepts to know really spectacular sites, many of them unexplored, with forests and rivers that can be covered accepting the challenge of these extreme sports.

The province of Santa Cruz is the ideal place for trainees: the surface extends between mountains and coastal strips, with intense trekking circuits in El Chalt?n; climbing and Tyrolean terraces on the Torre and Fitz Roy hills; and hiking on ice, 4×4 cruises and rafting in El Calafate.

In Tierra del Fuego, it is possible to enjoy adventure tourism with a horseback riding through dense forests, soft areas and turbans, paths on rocks and steep slopes. In this province there is also a variety of places to do extreme adventure tourism, especially climbing and mountaineering, among them Cerro Alvear, Andorra-Ca-ad-n de la Oveja, Monte Olivia, Cerro Domo Blanco, La Esfinge, Martial, Cinco Hermanos, and Bonete ; Vinciguerra glacier, Cerro Portillo and southeastern Cascade of Alvear.

Other adventure sports are equally attractive, but they do not require much energy or previous experience. Such is the case of diving and snorkeling, excellent ways to get to know the underwater world, its flora, its fauna and even legendary shipwrecks. For this type of activity, the Atlantic coast, with its varied beaches, is the preferred site.

 

Veracruz Tourism Guide

 

On the coastal plains of the state, bathed by the waters of the Atlantic, the Port of Veracruz proudly shows us its white appearance, its squares and colonial center surrounded by buildings of the beginning of the century, its quays of great mercantile and naval movement guarded by a strong, its long and modern avenues that border the sea and its placid and beautiful beaches.

The Historic Center of the Port reveals a Creole character in the set of fades, balconies and ornaments of its buildings, in which harmoniously intermingle the different architectural influences that the city has experienced throughout its hectic life.

Highlights:

Cathedral: Before Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption, of century XVIII.

The Municipal Palace: Seat of the first city hall of Continental America, located in the Plaza Mayor.

Likewise, the Post Office building and the Maritime Customs, in neoclassical style, reflect the French aristocratic eagerness that tinged the life of Mexico in the late nineteenth century; the site of the Reformation, a museum installed in the old church of the exconvento of San Francisco, erected in 1715.

The City Museum, neoclassical building of beautiful courtyard and sober arches, exhibits the history and the folklore of the city; the Museum of the Revolution, located in the original building of lighthouses; the Chapel of the Christ of the Good Travel, of the sixteenth century, a simple parish in which the Moreno Christ, a protector of the mulatto fishermen who initially inhabited the neighborhood, is venerated.

The Fort of San Juan de Ula (XVI – XVIII centuries)
Now a museum, it was built to protect the port from the greed of corsairs and filibusters, as it was a place of continual coming and going of ships that brought men and goods from overseas and headed for Europe loaded with gold and silver.

The Baluarte de Santiago with its drawbridge is a small museum: It was part of the wall built in the XVII century that protected the city until 1850.

Also Veracruz has two islands of special appeal:

The island of the Monkeys: Where you can appreciate the large number of monkeys that inhabit the place

Isla de Sacrificios: It has a beautiful underwater natural park.

 

Guadalajara – Center of Tourism

 

It is the capital of Jalisco, considered the fourth largest state in Mexico, where important traditions such as tequila and mariachis are concentrated. It is also considered an important focus of economic, commercial and cultural development of the country.

It has a diversity of landscapes that satisfy all tastes, with an excellent climate and rich gastronomy. On a tour the visitor can find beaches, snow-capped mountains, forests, but also desert areas, lakes and jungles. Jalisco is every year the scene of many and varied events. And in 2014 Guadalajara, its capital, is precisely the site of World Tourism Day (DMT) festivities. This event is held every year under the auspices of the United Nations World Tourism Organization.

“Tourism and community development” is the motto chosen for this year. This theme seeks to highlight the potential of tourism as a driving force for the development and sustainable growth of all countries, through decisions and initiatives that benefit their communities.

World Tourism Day (DMT) is a suitable date for the search for inclusion mechanisms for all the communities involved in such an important activity. The World Tourism Organization seeks to promote the cultural richness and traditions of the peoples, always orienting the respect of the inhabitants and guaranteeing the equitable distribution of the benefits of the sustainable development of their regions.

With regard to the celebration of World Tourism Day 2014 , months UNWTO invited web surfers to send their comments on how they would celebrate this day in their respective countries by sending photos inspired by this year’s motto for a Facebook album. Via Twitter was established the label # WTD2014 in order to facilitate participation in conversations, sending opinions and to share experiences before September 27th. This day in Guadalajara will be held the meetings, presentations and debates ruled by the WTO in the Museum of Art of Zapopan.

 

OLMEC CULTURAL VISITS

 

In the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean is St. Maarten, a beautiful destination with crystal clear waters, renowned not only for its pristine beaches but also for being a duty free shopping center and for its famous takeoffs and landings on Maho Beach adjoining the Airport International Princess Juliana.

But there is much more to take advantage of on this island of 37 square kilometers. The practice of water activities is one of the main proposals of the destination.

Scuba diving, kitesurfing, snorkeling, windsurfing, jet skiing and surfing are some of the options, which will provide a different air to the visitors’ stay. If the idea is to learn to surf, some places dictate classes, such as Coconut Reef in Simpson Bay.

They also offer stand up paddle, snorkel and canoe tours. Aqua Mania is another alternative. It has classes at the St. Maarten Sailing School, as sailing is one of the sports that stands out on the island.

In addition, this place organizes tours to the neighboring island of Anguilla, with activities like Dolphin Discovery, in which the visitor lives the experience of swimming with dolphins. And to stay informed about events and news from the sporting world, the key is at Trisport.

Founded in 1992 and inspired by the passion of athlete Malcolm Maidwell for triathlon, the organization sponsors bicycle and kayak races, as well as marathons and children’s events. The place also offers kayak and snorkel tours.

 

Cuzco, The Archaeological Capital of America

 

Cuzco, was the main city of the Tahuantinsuyo Empire, being considered by the Incas as the “Navel of the World”. Today is the first tourist center of Peru and has been proclaimed by UNESCO as Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Everything in Cuzco is beauty, because it contains the whole history of legendary Peru, from its foundation to the withdrawal of the Spanish conquistadors. In the surroundings there are important archaeological monuments such as the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Baos de TamboMachay, Pisac terraces, the Fortress of Ollantaytambo and the incomparable constructions of MachuPicchu, on the margin of the Urubamba River, which was discovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, known today as the “Capital of America” or “Eternal City”.

The large number of museums and churches have made Cuzco the most important tourist center in Peru. The “Inca Trail”, which was used by the ancient Peruvians to reach the Citadel of Machu Picchu, offers the possibility of encountering innumerable Inca constructions that, combined with nature, give a comprehensive view of the grandeur and importance it had Macchu Picchu.

 

AMSTERDAM Tours

 

Amsterdam is a magical city, the perfect example of the balance between tradition and modernity. On the one hand it preserves its history, while being open and tolerant, with a culture of simple habits.

As for the architecture of the place, there are canals and bridges that are preserved as they were originally built in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The charm of the works of Rembrandt and Van Goh is admirable when strolling through Amsterdam, where beauty and romance live.

Visitors can enjoy transportation facilities thanks to an efficient urban system. All the destinations in Amsterdam are close and it is not strange to go out and meet local princesses on a bicycle.

There is no shortage of entertainment offers. It is possible to visit the Van Goh Museum, or the Rijksmuseum, in addition to the Stedelijk Museum where you can admire works by Czanne, Monet, Picasso, Chagall and others. There are more than 50 museums to choose from.

Once night arrives there is a great offer of bars, restaurants, karaoke, salseras, tango, disco. You always have the possibility of meeting people in these places and spending the night outside.

Another characteristic of Amsterdam is that anyone over 18 can buy marijuana or hashish in the establishments called “coffee shops”, legally controlled by the Government.

Finally, the markets are another of the attractions of the city. In these not only are sold groceries, also books, antiques, clothes. Markets end up becoming small parties that everyone can be part of and that are not exempt from art and music.

 

Enjoy and Enjoy in March, the month of Shopping in Miami

 

Miami is known throughout the world as a shopper’s paradise.

Shopping Month in Miami in March celebrates the best stores in Miami and its Beaches.

A mix of shopping and sunshine in one of Miami’s most fantastic outdoor markets, where visitors can appreciate the view while filling their shopping carts, relax and recharge batteries in local cafes, restaurants and bars … keep buying.

Outdoor Shopping
Sunbathe while shopping, eating, walking and shopping around in beautiful and varied shopping malls, outdoor style and recreation.

Mall Bayside Marketplace
With beautiful panoramic Vizcaya Bay and surrounded by the dramatic city scape of downtown, including the Port of Miami and American Airlines Stadium, the Bayside Marketplace Mall unites style, recreation and shopping with its national clothing chains and its items characteristic of different cultures and entertainment without limits.

The Mall has more than 150 stores, including big names such as Gap, Wet Seal and Victoria’s Secret, as well as small carts and kiosks selling local crafts and souvenirs, exotic jewelry, leather goods and gifts from around the world. Its outdoor plaza invites us to stroll and relax between buying and buying, while we enjoy street performances and concerts with a beautiful view of the sea.

The Bayside experience continues even as shopping completes. In addition to the giant Hard Rock Cafe, the Bayside Mall offers excellent Latino restaurants, seafood and barbecues, as well as signature places to try a quick latte or gelato, or enjoy fruit drinks by the bay. You can also enjoy a walk in the light of the moon, aboard one of the party and tourism boats departing from the port of Miamarina.

Mall Mary Brickell Village
In downtown Miami is the Mary Brickell Village Mall, whose shady courtyards line the boutiques, restaurants and bars. The serenity that this place emanates can make you forget that Brickell Avenue, Latin American Financial Capital, is only one block away.

CocoWalk Mall
Coconut Grove, Miami’s premier neighborhood, remains one of the most picturesque in the city, as it is an area of endless festivals, unlimited nightlife, eccentric artists and sophisticated art. In the heart of the Grove is the multicultural Cocowalk market, a perfect destination for shopping, food and outdoor entertainment, evoking the atmosphere of European town squares in the midst of tropical South Florida.

The Coconut Grove offers entertainment for all tastes. Unique boutiques nestle among favorite clothing chains such as Gap, Chessecake Factory, Fat Tuesday, Maui Nix Surf Shop, Edward Beiner Eyewear, and the exclusive First Flight Out, an exhibit and retailer of the Pan Am airline.

When the sun sets Cocowalk gets warmed up with live music and art walks, bars and restaurants offering different drinks, dinners and desserts. Celluloid lovers can watch a movie at the ultramodern Paragon 13 Grove.

Shops At Sunset Place
In Miami’s South City, south of Coconut Grove near the University of Miami, colorful urban spaces mark the way of specialty shops at the Shops at Sunset Place. Spacious plazas and recreational spaces create a comforting atmosphere for shopping, dining, cinema and martinis tastings.

As readers browse in Barnes & Noble. fashionistas can take a look at the Armani Exchange, Banana Republic, Urban Outfitters and other chic stores. If you just want to skip shopping in the name of fun, you can turn to the Game Time entertainment zone, the AMC Sunset Place 24 with IMAX theater and the Splits Ville Luxury Lanes & Dinner Lounge.

Mall Village of Merrick Park
Coral Gables, the Village of Merrick Park Center houses approximately 115 shops and restaurants that surround a beautiful courtyard with gardens and tropical fountains. Elegant stores like Juicy Couture, Burberry, CH Carolina Herrera, and Tiffany are within the options to visit.

 

“Colombia and its Exuberant Majesty”

 

Colombia is a modern state, with a tourist infrastructure that takes advantage of its natural resources and human capital to enchant time and again to the thousands of tourists who visit this country year by year.

Due to its privileged location in the north of the continent, it gathers in its natural regions all the environments in the tropics: glaciers, beaches, plains, mountains, jungles and deserts. It is thus among such a variety it is difficult to recommend any exclusively, even more accompanied by its famous and exclusive coffee.

In this way, and hoping not to annoy anyone, we have selected two destinations within this joyful nation, the historic Cartagena de Indias with its walled city, and the unparalleled charm of the Island of San Andres.
San Andres and its sea of 7 colors.

Already taking the flight to this beautiful island in the shape of seahorse everyone tells you of its sea of 7 colors, its places of dreams and the pleasantness of its people.

As the time comes to land and looking through one of those small windows of the plane you can clearly see that it is not any place, more so when at first sight are exposed colors from the darkest green to the most illuminated turquoise .

“Welcome to San Andres,” says the driver, welcoming us immediately, mentioning that if we thought we knew Colombia and its traditions we were wrong, “San Andres is the closest thing to Jamaica but in Spanish,” says the islander as he dodged a tangled tangle of motorcycles , type of transport that abounds more in San Andres.

There is no better way to get around than to go around the island. With an approximate extension of 30 km. The best way to know San Andres is to surround the island, and what better if it is in a picturesque Chiba or tourist train, beautiful and ultra decorator bus that you will not forget by the little comfortable of its seats and by the moved from the trip.

Among the many destinations available on the Island can be mentioned all those related to the island culture mixed with the adventures of privateers and pirates, all surrounded by a sticky and relaxing Reggae music. This is how you can visit the Cave of Morgan, a cave excavated in the coral and surrounded by a museum and different objects with legends with a certain halo to “Pirates of the Caribbean”

It is also not impossible to swim with multi-colored fish in the “Picinita”, small lake sheltered between rocks where even one can feed the fish by buying one of the many sellers a piece of bread. It is also necessary to visit the paradisiac beaches of Sound Bay and San Luis, which forms part of the root heart of the island, and which are surrounded by traditional houses, neighborhoods, small shops and restaurants where to taste and feel the most authentic of the traditions and customs of the natives.

It is these and many other reasons that make this special island a place for relaxation, adventure, history and, if not, the characteristic bohemian Caribbean.

History and charm in Cartagena de Indias

Cartagena de Indias is a city full of history between its streets and inhabitants, founded in 1533 by the Spanish Don Pedro de Heredia, was considered the most important port of America, this given its excellent location that was even used as a military fort, which turned it into a haven of treasures and riches from the Spanish crown. In order to defend it from the successive attacks of pirates a majestic wall of walls and fortifications was constructed that today is the reflection of the history of a colonial town.

This is a beautiful city full of history, warm climate, good gastronomy, many islands and beaches, which makes touring its streets an exceptional experience since in them one can observe those constructions full of history and feel the warm and calm breeze from its narrow streets, parks and squares.

Among its attractions can be mentioned various tourist routes as the route of museums, which offers history, culture and entertainment in its thematic museums where you can find unique pre-Columbian pieces, goldsmiths, art and convents. Another recommended route is ecotourism, which offers the opportunity to visit nature reserves such as mangroves, beaches, botanical gardens, oceanarium, mud volcano, among other attractions.

This city declared a World Heritage Site has these and many other charms that make it a perfect place for both the family and those who want to make their holidays a pleasant, cultural and unforgettable experience.