Destinations

Cuba

Cuba is the largest Caribbean island, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. It lies 145 km south of Key West, Florida, between the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas, to the west of Haiti, and northwest of Jamaica. There are a few cities that stand out like Havana Baracoa, Pinar del Rio, Santa Clara and Trinidad. There are also quite few national parks that you should definitely visit, the most notable are probably Viñales, La Güira National Park, Ciénaga de Zapata National Park and Topes de Collantes National Park.

Cubans are generally friendly and helpful people. Keep in mind that they make about US$15 a month; if they can help you, they probably will, but they may expect you to return the favor. If you are invited into a Cuban’s home for supper, take the invitation. You will really be treated like a guest of honor. It is a great way to get a feel for the culture. We suggest you walk along Havana’s Malécon during the early evening and take in some of Havana’s culture. Go see a neighborhood performance of Afro-Cuban dance, which exists in almost every neighborhood. Go to the clubs, all of which heavily play things like Cuban reggae and Cuban rap, as well as more traditional-sounding Cuban music with modern lyrics. We also recommend you drink lots of fresh fruit juice, which basically flows like water in Cuba due to the abundance of fresh fruit.

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Burj Khalifa, Dubai

If you thought that there are no more things we could introduce you to in Dubai, you were wrong. Burj Khalifa (Khalifa Tower) is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and also the tallest manmade structure in the world (829.84m). The total cost for the project was about US$1.5 billion, so you decide is it worth visiting… Burj Khalifa was designed to be the centerpiece of a large-scale, mixed-use development that would include 30,000 homes, nine hotels, 3 hectares of parkland, at least 19 residential towers, the Dubai Mall, and the 12-hectare man-made Burj Khalifa Lake.

Inspired by Burj Khalifa’s unique triple-lobed shape, The Park’s 11 hectares of greenery and water features serve as both entry to Burj Khalifa and outdoor living space. The landscape design includes three distinct areas to serve each of tower’s three uses: hotel, residential and office space. These exquisite grounds include a promenade along the Dubai lake, outdoor spaces, outdoor dining, prow lookout, leisure forest grove, playing area, water features and much more. Many people also come just to feel the experience from the top of this building. While there, you can see the well organization of Burj Khalifa, which means you can find malls and other stuff on the top of the tower. So do not miss out on this destination and have fun.

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Knysna

Knysna, pearl of the scenic Garden Route (one of South Africa’s main tourist attractions), is situated between George and Plettenberg Bay. Perennially green thanks to a Mediterranean Maritime climate with rain falling throughout the year, Knysna is mantled by indigenous forests extending into the Tsitsikamma National Park area. As far as getting around in Knysna, walking is the best option or rent a bicycle for longer distances. Except the minibuses there is no public transport so you have to take a taxi if you want. Traffic can become extremely busy during the tourist high season and long queues in and out of Knysna are common.

There are plenty of things to see like The Knysna lagoon which is about 18 sq. km and home to at least 200 species of fish is connected with the Indian Ocean through a turbulent channel between “The Heads”, two sandstone cliffs. Tour around on one of several boats or just take a coffee at “the Heads”. You should also visit Pledge Nature Reserve that offers 3.5 km of pathways through scrub forest and hillside fynbos with fine views over the lagoon and is just 500 meters of the town center. It is very nice for a walk in the afternoon. And of course you shouldn’t miss Millwood Gold Fields which is a site of one of the first gold rushes in South Africa. It is a place that you definitely need to check out.

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The Dark Hedges, Ireland

This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century. It was intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their home, Gracehill House. Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight and have become known as the Dark Hedges. The Dark Hedges is one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland and a popular attraction for tourists from across the world. It has been painted by hundreds of visiting artists and is a favorite location for wedding photographs.

Legend tells that a supernatural ‘Grey Lady’ haunts the thin ribbon of road that winds beneath the ancient beech trees. She silently glides along the roadside and vanishes as she passes the last beech tree. Some say the specter is the ghost of a maid from the nearby house who died in mysterious circumstances centuries ago. Others believe that she is a lost spirit from an abandoned graveyard that is thought to lie hidden in the fields nearby. On Halloween night, the forgotten graves are said to open and the Grey Lady is joined on her walk by the tormented souls of those who were buried beside her.

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone, widely held to be the first national park in the world, is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser, one of the most popular features in the park. It has many types of ecosystems, but the subalpine forest is dominant. By driving the grand loop road, visitors can view the park from the comfort of their vehicle and also take a rest at one of the many roadside picnic areas.

It is located primarily in the U.S. state of Wyoming, although it also extends into Montana and Idaho. Yellowstone National Park spans an area of 3,468.4 square miles (8,983 km²), comprising lakes, canyons, rivers and mountain ranges. Yellowstone Lake is one of the largest high-altitude lakes in North America and is centered over the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest supervolcano on the continent. The caldera is considered an active volcano. It has erupted with tremendous force several times in the last two million years.

Hundreds of species of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles have been documented, including several that are either endangered or threatened. The vast forests and grasslands also include unique species of plants. Yellowstone Park is the largest and most famous megafauna location in the Continental United States. Grizzly Bears, wolves, and free-ranging herds of bison and elk live in the park. The Yellowstone Park Bison Herd is the oldest and largest public bison herd in the United States. Yellowstone also has numerous recreational opportunities, including hiking, camping, boating, fishing and sightseeing.

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Lac Rose

From time to time we try to bring you something that is rarely seen on this planet. This is without a doubt one of those places and we definitely suggest you check it out. Lake Retba or Lac Rose lies north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, north east of Dakar. It is so named for its pink waters, caused by a type of halophile green micro-algae in the water. Once the lake water reaches a salinity level greater than that of sea water, the temperature is high enough and adequate light conditions are provided, the alga begins to accumulate the red pigment beta carotene. The color is particularly visible during the dry season.

The lake is also known for its high salt content, which, like that of the Dead Sea, allows people to float easily. The lake also has a small salt collecting industry and is often the finishing point of the Dakar Rally. Since this lake is in Senegal you won’t be coming just to see Lac Rose, because the country has so many other attractions that are amazing and worth a visit.

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Nice, France

Little to the world, but with huge heart, hidden in the sights of France, Nice is a very beautiful city that has been compered with Paris Lyon Marseille and Toulouse. If you ever get a chance to visit this place, use it and discover how it feels to be astonished and satisfied by the beauty that surrounds you. Enjoy the long beach walks on golden colored sand, get lost in a bunch of little streets, or meet new people. Do whatever you like because this destination exudes life. So come along and have fun.

The city is called Nice la Belle, which means Nice the Beautiful, which is also the title of the unofficial anthem of Nice. Nice is the capital of the Alpes Maritimes département and the second biggest city of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region after Marseille. The area of today’s Nice is believed to be among the oldest human settlements in Europe. One of the archaeological sites, Terra Amata, displays evidence of a very early use of fire. Which means that you can discover some unique cultures from different people. Nice experiences in Mediterranean climate. The summer/holiday season lasts for 6 months, from May to October, although in April and November sometimes there are temperatures above 20 °C.

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Tahiti

Tahiti is the destination we will present to you today, it is one of the most beautiful places in the world and lies in the South Pacific. It is the largest of the 118 islands and atolls that comprise French Polynesia. Tahiti is in the Society Islands, an archipelago which includes the islands of Bora Bora, Raiatea, Taha’a, Huahine and Moorea. Tahiti is composed of two volcanic mountain ranges. In the shape of a ‘turtle’, it is made of Tahiti Nui (the larger part) and Tahiti Iti (the peninsula). The two islands are linked by the isthmus of Taravao and skirted by black beaches. Papeete is the capital city and the administrative center where you can find sidewalk cafes, shops overflowing with French fashions, shell jewellery and handicrafts and a wide variety of restaurants serving Tahitian, French, and Asian cuisine.

The philosophy of the people, ‘aita pea pea’ (not to worry), truly is the Tahitian way of life. Be patient and polite to them and you will get anything you ask for, including a large smile. They are very warm and welcoming people. There are also interesting things to see, such as The Arahoho blowhole on the North side of Tahiti Nui (an area where a blowhole in the shore has formed on the road and whose waves crash inside the rock cliff) or Les Trois Cascades (three beautiful waterfalls inside the island of Tahiti Nui). We truly recommend that you visit this place and we know that you will not be disappointed.

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Maasai Mara National Reserve

Maasai Mara National Reserve is a large game reserve in south-western Kenya, contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It is famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards and cheetahs, and the annual migration of zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, and wildebeest to and fro the Serengeti every year from July to October, known as the Great Migration. All members of the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, African elephant, African buffalo, and Black Rhinoceros) are found in the Maasai Mara.

Entry fees are currently $80 for adult non-East African Residents and $30 for children. There are a number of lodges and tented camps for tourists inside the Reserve and the Conservation area borders. The visitors cater for their own expenses, unless previously arranged by their agencies. There is strict control over vehicle numbers around animal sightings which means a better, more authentic, experience when out on a game drive. Lodges and camps are available inside the Reserve including Keekorok. Balloon safaris are also available. Early morning departures let visitors see the vast landscape, the rising sun, and the gatherings of animals. You won’t regret visiting this place, since it will for sure be an amazing experience for you to see what Maasai Mara has to offer.

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Bangkok, Thailand

This is a spectacular place, perfect for exploring Buddhist temples and palaces, perfect for partying, perfect for everything. Tall buildings of Bangkok will attract you with their beauty and style, which is unique - you can find many unusual buildings. Feel their culture, indigenous people are so good, respectful and they are proud of it.

Gateway Ekamai mall aims to offer an alternative shopping experience from the other cookie-cutter centers across Bangkok. The mall is meant to epitomise the Japanese lifestyle that Thai people embrace readily with a mix of restaurants, clothes stores, health and beauty shops, as well as an edutainment center, a large IT zone and a 24 hour supermarket. So if you are interested in shopping, this will be place you are looking for.

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and really means ‘city of angels’. Bangkok is by far the most densely populated city in Thailand with about 12 million people. Bangkok was a small trading post near the mouth of the Chao Phraya River during the Ayutthaya Kingdom in the 15th century. But as we said, temples will surely be one of the most interesting things you will find and have opportunity to learn there. Hotels are also very hospitable and you can find them from most luxurious to solid price you can enjoy. Remember that the main thing is to be happy and satisfied with the time you spent.

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