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Ingapirca: Eucador’s Incan gem

Ingapirca: Eucador’s Incan gem

If you ever make a plan to tour Eucador, do allot some time to Ingapirca, the famous town in whose outskirts you will come across some intact Incan ruins. Exactly standing for the ‘Wall of Inca’, Ingapirca ruins are among the largest ones in the country although they are not as majestic as Chichen Itza or Machu Picchu. Most of the tourists take a chance to admire the ruins in their one-day trip while heading from the Cuenca city. Here, I need to tell you that several hotels in this city will offer you this trip; so, check that out! Shrouded in mystery! According to me, Ingapirca is still a splendid archaeological site to which the partially appealing scenery adds its own glow - the lonely hills of Southern Sierra. Despite the fact that several artifacts have been excavated, nobody  [...]

Choquequirao: Raised Incan ceremonial center

Choquequirao: Raised Incan ceremonial center

Peru is the hub of many elite Incan ruins of which one of the gems is Choquequirao that is perched in the high Andean ridge’s saddle above the running Apurimac River. Encircled by the majestic snowy peaks as well as dipping forested slopes, the ruined, but still fascinating city is an instigating instance of a stunning Inca ceremonial center that was devoted to the mountain gods, natural elements, and the river. No wonder why Choquequirao is dubbed as the ‘ Sacred Sister of Machu Picchu’ – thanks to the reflecting design as well as ceremonial similarities. Despite this discovery, this city is still an unfathomable site that remains the mystery of Incan history. As per one speculation, this city was a royal estate of the Emperor Topa Inca so as to challenge his father majestic province  [...]

Cristo de La Concordia: Revering Jesus at a height

Cristo de La Concordia: Revering Jesus at a height

Prominently regarded as the Christ of Peace, Cristo de la Concordia refers to a towering statue on the apex of the San Pedro Hill in Bolivia’s Cochabamba city, which is the third largest town in the state. In South America, this steel-and-cement effigy is the highest as well as the tallest carving of Christ. However, it is also likely to own the superlative degrees in the whole world. While seeing this, you might recall Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) in Rio. However, Although the Bolivia one is a little taller although is lesser known. In addition, in comparison, the locals are of the opinion that this one is more adorable because of the face exhibiting more human characteristics and that his hands here appear as if the lord is ready for the friendly hug. Both Cristo de la Concordia  [...]

Los Roques: Archipelago + national park

Los Roques: Archipelago + national park

Welcome to the national park of atolls, cays, and islets! Yes, this is what Las Roques is all about. With more than 40 islands, 300 rocks, 250 coral reefs, and countless serene coves as well as lush lagoons flanking the pellucid water, Los Roques is among the most splendid tropical destinations in the hemisphere. And now you know why this ecologically important destination is preserved as a national park. Officially known as the archipelago de Los Roques, it is a series of islands as well as untouched coral reefs in the Caribbean nestled at a distance of 166 km from Venezuela. Reaching Los Roques To arrive at Los Roques, there are only two ways of which the most spectacular is by air – thanks to the different blues of the waters present here. From Caracas, it is just a 40-minute flight  [...]

Cirio de Nazare: The festival of faith and procession

Cirio de Nazare: The festival of faith and procession

Each year Belem is filled with faith, joy, and cheerfulness when the festival of Cirio de Nazare pulls not only the locals, but also the tourists from all across the world. Belem is the key port in Brazil, situated just out of the Amazon and is famous for hosting this largest festival that is dedicated to the Our Lady of Nazareth, Virgin of Nazareth. The faith in worshipping Our Lady of Nazare was first born in Portugal wherein the Mother is believed to have rescued a nobleman as he was just about to fall with his horse into a cliff. Once this story was first told in Belem by the Portuguese, a new miracle took place in which a hunter was unbelievably saved in the Amazonian forest. This devotion to the Nazare Lady is now 200 years old and is certainly the most vital event in the state. Cirio  [...]

Tayrona National Park: Nature + luxury + archaeology

Tayrona National Park: Nature + luxury + archaeology

If you want to explore one of the loveliest shores of South America, a visit to the Tayrona National Park is a must! Nestled at a distance of just 34 km from the famous Santa Marta in Magdalena, this is the sanctuary of archaeological relics as well as natural charms, which call for an adventurous excursion. Corals, mangrove swamps, thorny scrubland, algae prairies, cloud forests, and magical flora as well as fauna together make up for a soaking experience. Besides natural gems, there are also the archaeological remains left behind by the Tayrona indigenous people in Pueblito Chairama and more locations. Explore the spectacular beaches, relax on a rented hammock at night, and carefully surf in this small unique world! And yes, like other destinations, you can go for a guided tour that includes  [...]

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Abode of culture, fine arts, science, and recreation; the Golden Gate Park seems to be the most loved place of not only humans, but also of flowers, bushes, trees, birds, and animals. I am not joking; factually, all the creatures feel united in this huge green yard of San Francisco. Stretching from the Pacific in a rectangular shape, the Golden Gate Park is a small world in itself, which offers hundreds of gardens and other highlights along the paved roads as well as wooded paths. Although most of them are clearly seen, some of them are hidden gems. Therefore, to ensure that you do not miss any, inquire at the McLaren Lodge as well as Park Headquarters that offers maps for $3 at the Stanyan and Fell streets. The Golden Gate Park is the abode of two premiere museums named as the California  [...]

Socotra Island: Galapagos of the Arabian Sea

Socotra Island: Galapagos of the Arabian Sea

If you like to travel alien places on the planet, then the Socotra Island is one of them. This one is so remote, untouched, and lonely that it will captivate your mind and eyes in no time. This is the perfect holiday destination if you are no more wishing to spend a vacation on the hustling metropolitan streets, but desire to spend amidst a secluded or strangely diverse location. Yes, one of the main attractions on the Socotra Island is its strange looking flora and fauna that are rare, but still easy to spot and spectacular. If you a wildlife lover, then spotting thousands of such botanicals, marine creatures, and sea birds that the nature has made for you to take away your loneliness is just a matchless experience. The Socotra Island is a petite archipelago of four islets accessible easily  [...]

Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos

Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos

An excursion to the Bandelier National Monument is an ideal trip to explore about the ancestral pueblo people (Anasazi) and visualize their skills in the wonderful valley. The Anasazi relics here are believed to be among the two vital sites of Indian ruins in New Mexico of which the other is Chaco Canyon. Refugees from Chaco had settled on the Pajarito Plateau’s in the Frijoles Canyon leaving behind the awesome ruins today due to which the Bandelier National Monument has become one of the most thronged sites today. Hiking along the ruins Unlike other sites of ruins, you can grasp the most rare opportunity here to climb into these old dwellings via the ladders and become like those ancestors for a while. In addition, you can spot archaeologists discovering more structures and also supervise  [...]

Pulau Pramuka – Amazing for diving

Pulau Pramuka – Amazing for diving

All the backpackers who come to Indonesia are very well-versed with the amazing holiday destinations such as Jakarta, Bandung, and Bali. However, this time, I as one of them planned for a less familiar holiday spot – Pulau Pramuka. Surprisingly, there is so much here to see and do on this island, which kept me thinking as to why this has not yet become a famous vacation retreat. However, I spent my full time in diving. Pulau Pramuka is among the closest, biggest, and most inhabited islands in Indonesia. On Saturday early morning, I visited the ODY office at 7 and was on time to leave for the Ancol Marina from where we will begin our journey to this island. ODY offers its own port and resort for an intimate diving experience. With me, there were some more six people all of whom were from  [...]

Bonita Beach attractions

Bonita Beach attractions

Bonita Beach in Florida is one of the top attractions for backpackers. Nestled at the North of Naples, this beach is an unspoiled zone lined with beautiful dwellings, quaint cottages, and miles of immaculate ambling zone. Regarded as ‘The Gateway of the Gulf’, the area of Bonita Beach is just ideal for pleasant walks via which you can explore the legendary homes, cypress trees, and beachfront restaurants. It enjoys subtropical climate due to which it is called ‘The Paradise Coast’. Among all the great attractions here, the Lover's Key State Park is so enchanting with its barrier islands, nestled to the north of Bonita Beach. This is where you will enjoy trails for bicycling as well as hiking; a canoe launch, miles of unspoiled mangroves, kayak and canoe rentals, and stretches  [...]

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