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Things to Do in Sao Paulo

There is no vacation like a vacation in South America. Brazil is the heart of South America and must be on your list of places to visit. Brazilians are party people so get your party hat and get your groove on cause you are in for a ride of a lifetime.

There is so much to do and see. The food, culture, markets, architecture museums and the nightlife, oh the nightlife is a die-for. Sao Paulo also has leisure cycle lanes every Sunday from early morning to late afternoon for a car-free cycling experience. That is if you enjoy it of course.

There is so much more to do if you do not particularly enjoy the athletic bicycle ride. Without further ado, here is list of things you can do in Sao Paulo and these won’t even dent your wallet too.Sao Paulo Samba on Saturdays

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Like I said, Brazilians like to party. Especially after a whole week work. Pick a restaurant and go to lunch (Like the traditional feijoada in Sao Paulo) and forget everything, and inspired by its beauty.sao paulo sunday markets and museum

  • Sunday markets and museum:

Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo is the city’s best art museum and the trip comes with a bonus of a Sunday antiques open market. Enjoy some of the best Latin American art and stroll around the buzzing marketplace. Don’t miss out on the amazing street food (of Sao Paulo) while you are there.Sao Paulo street art

  • Street art:

The city hosts some great artwork along its wall. This can be found in the city center and gives a whole new meaning to the traditionally disliked ‘graffiti’.Sao Paulo street food

  • Street food and outdoor markets:

Sao Paulo has more than one Sunday market and the largest one is Praca da Republica. Get the best of street food, freshly made and delicious-smelling. Take a seat at the tiny tables and enjoy live music and there. It is one of the best things in Sao Paulo.Sao Paulo italian food

  • Like Italian:

The largest population of Italians out of Italy can be found in Bixiga. And they also bring their delicious cuisines so don’t forget to drive down to this neighborhood and indulge in the best of Italian.

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There are so many more things to do and see. If you are into museums, then the city Sao Paulo holds few of the best museums that are must-sees. The architecture is also pretty amazing and wow-worthy. A stroll down the street will prove it right. A Brazilian vacation is unmatched!

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Why You Should Visit Atlanta, Georgia?

If you find yourself in the United States then must visit Atlanta, Georgia. Well, most first time visitors to the US usually just want to visit the big apple and certain other big cities but the lesser known ones are simply not worth missing out on.

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Recently, Atlanta Georgia is becoming the new ‘it’ place and attracting more and more people whether it is tourists, visitors or people setting up business. It is becoming the next international destination that you must put on your list to visit.

Atlanta Georgia (4)Whether you are looking for a little bit of fun and family time or make memories dancing the night away, Atlanta Georgia has got it all. Take your taste buds on a fiery adventure with authentic world-class cuisines at fancy restaurants. Take yourself to hip nightclubs and make memories of a lifetime. The fun just doesn’t stop.

Modernism hasn’t taken over the city though because the city has carefully preserved its’ history. Atlanta Georgia History Center and Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Site are all part of the main tourist attractions in this upcoming city. This is not it. There is a lot more history well preserved and vastly celebrated.Atlanta Georgia (1)

Must-Visit Spots – Atlanta, Georgia:atlanta Georgia AquariumThe Georgia Aquarium is another die for. If you can kids then you simply must make a trip to the aquarium. The shots in perfect wooden frames with dolphins are going to make a permanent spot on your shelves. Something the kids will always cherish.atlanta Georgia AquariumAtlanta’s Botanical Gardens will serve you a lovely visit and a great way to spend the day admiring and soaking up the beauty of Mother Nature. So charge your camera folks, because you will want to click a picture of everything!Centennial Olympic ParkCentennial Olympic Park will prove to be a lovely spot to spend the day. Just pack a picnic basket or soak up the summer sun. High Museum of Art simply cannot be missed by art freaks. If that is not your cup of tea, then take the electric car city tour and see Atlanta in its full swing.

This is not it. There are more parks, activities, museums, churches and historical sites to see and love. The calm of the city can be contagious. As in you will not want to leave. So whenever you find yourself in the United States, do not miss Atlanta. Because this city does not disappoint.

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St Petersburg Russia – Your Point of Interests

St Petersburg, Russia, is very a very famous visitor spot. Hundreds of visitors keep on visiting this place, since very long time. It is also known as the richest city of Russia and it is due to its richness in culture it is also Russia’s capital. The biggest industry of the city is tourism and the tourists have proved this fact by their continuous visit during the year. The hospitality and greatness of local people and a number of famous places has made the city worth visiting. There are so many points of interests in the city that a tourist can hardly sit idle during his visit. Some of the places you should not miss during your visit to St Petersburg are discussed below.

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Famous Museums in the City

In St Petersburg Russia, you will find a lot of museums. You will be amazed to know that the city is included in the list of heritage site of UNESCO. The city has more than 200 museums. Some of the most famous museums that are worth visiting are St. Issac’s Museum, Russian Ethnographic Museum and Hermitage Museum. The St Petersburg Russia has a lot of apartments of some famous personalities that convert into a public museum by the government. Other famous museums that will catch your eyes are Railway Museum, Paul Museum, and Artillery Museum etc.

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Must Plan a trip to Mint

Another most exciting activity will be visiting the Russian Mint. The St Petersburg Russia is famous for making coins, medals, and decorations. It has a strong history of making money for Russia. You can see closely how minting is done here. You will collect many memories from this historic site. Another most exciting place that is worth exploring in the city is the foundry. Here you will see the birthplaces of all the famous personalities whose splendid sculpture is standing in the city and they are representing their country Russia.

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Taste the Russian Street Food

Once you enter the streets of St Petersburg, Russia, you will find buses that will take you every desired place in the city. After spending a full busy day you can take a rest and enjoy the fresh Russian food that will come straight from the kitchens of the most famous restaurants in St Petersburg, Russia. You will find many cafes all over the city. The city presents you with mouth watering Russian salads, soups, and cakes that are rich in flavor. The most famous restaurants in the city are Micehouse, Panorama, and Teplo.

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5 Essential Things To Do In Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is a romantic, glorious and beautiful destination. City of ancient streets and golden lights. Lisbon is the city of warmth and kindness, city of the subdued and city of longing.

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If you are planning a trip to Lisbon, Portugal then you will find this article helpful as it has five recommendations for you. As a frequent visitor, I have traveled to Lisbon several times and hence I would like to share some of my favorite places with you.

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Take A Day Trip To Sintra

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When you travel to Lisbon, Portugal takes a 40 minute ride to the magical village of Sintra. Go for a ride into the Portuguese countryside and up into the mountainside and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Sintra is basically the place that belongs to palaces – once the area was loved by the nobility. While there are many attractions here, the best one is Quinta da Regaleira, it’s a fairy tale folly of the castle just outside the main village. Romantic and mysterious, it is a beautiful place to recharge and rest.

Indulge In Alfama

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Alfama is an ancient area in Lisbon, Portugal that has survived the great earthquake of 1755. The maze like streets is where you will find many normal types of scenery on your postcards from Lisbon. Houses decorated with traditional Portuguese tiles known as the azulehos, iron balconies decked with colorful flowers, sites such as the Lisbon castle, museums, secret stairways etc. Step into the past and enjoy the ambience.

Discover Your Favorite Miradouro

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Miradouro are different views across Lisbon, Portugal and everyone has their own favorite. I personally like Miradouro das Portos do Sol. These wonderful places offer you a great feast of the best views across the whole city. Often you will find a coffee shop or bar close to the situation to watch the sunset.

Travel Up The Santa Justa Elevator

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Designed by a student of Eifel, this huge iron lift will take you from the city center to the steep hill from Baixa to Chiado/Bairro Alto. Once you exit from the gleaming wooden car you are treated to the wonderful view across the city. From there you can visit the Gothic ruins of Carmo Monestary.

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Discovering Loch Ness, Scotland

Monster in the moonlight!

Loch Ness is without doubt Scotland’s most famous tourist destination. Every year, people from all around the globe visit this destination to enjoy its breathtaking beauty and of course to check out the famous legend of the fabled Loch Ness Monster.

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Loch Ness is one of the many lochs (lakes) hidden in the midst of the beauty of the Scottish countryside and is one of the most rewarding destinations in terms of experience. There is a lot to discover along its mesmerizing shoreline and the surrounding countryside, offering young tourists and families a chance to have fun, adventure and excitement.

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Where To Stay In Loch Ness

If you are traveling to Loch Ness in summer season then its best that opt for camping rather than staying at a hotel. Wild camping is legal in Scotland; just make sure that you abide the rules that are set by the Outdoor Access Code. There is nothing better than waking up to the sound of birds and beautiful scenery rather than noise from the caravan next door. However, you might have to park your camping van somewhere suitable before you spend the night in a tent if you want to enjoy your night under the stars. If you like the idea of camping, then here are a few suggestions for you:

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  • Cannich Caravan & Camping Park, near Beauly
  • Borlum Camping & Caravan Park, Drumnadrochit

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What To See in Loch Ness

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If visitors haven’t traveled up North to Loch Ness to check out the monster, then they must be stuck with the beautiful views.  Loch Ness is located against the backdrop of dramatic mountains, rapid white waters and lush green forests. A complete lap of this area will allow you to discover and see everything this beautiful area has to offer, but remember to travel anticlockwise for the most spectacular views.

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Things To Do In Loch Ness

Loch Ness is a beautiful destination, but those who are looking for adventure and thrill will be happy to know that it’s not only about beautiful views.

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Mountain biking fans will love this location as it is a bike riding heaven. Another popular activity in this destination is fishing, whether you want to catch a salmon, tuna, trout or char you will find something better than the other. If you don’t intend to fish all day long then you can canoe, swim or do underwater diving.

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Why Neuschwanstein Castle Had Been So Popular Till Now?

If you have not travelled to Neuschwanstein Castle yet, then you need to put it in your bucket list!

Neschwanstein is not just a castle it’s more than that and is a must for everyone to see. It’s full of wonders, secrets and mystery.  The beautiful architecture of this amazing castle with multiple slender white towers will make you think about the fairytale castles. The magical look of Neuschwanstein castle has inspired many great authors, artists and poets, even great names from Walt Disney were inspired to develop their own versions of romantic castles. There is no doubt in it that the Neuschwanstein castle has been nominated to be a part of UNESCO Cultural Heritage.

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Plunging into the history of the popular Neuschwanstein Castle and discovering the unresolved murder mystery encouraging many to create their own theories on the mysterious death of the founder in the lake in 1886. The founder was King Ludwig II of Bavaria.

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King Ludwig II is also known as the fairytale king. He was famous because of his attributes for art, music and everyday politics. His love for arts and music can be seen in the construction of the Neuschwanstein Castle, he turned the Neuschwanstein castle into a romantic refuge for himself and homage for his admired composer Richard Wagner.

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King Ludwig never planned to show his castle to the public. But, only after a few weeks of his death the castle was opened for visitors. More than 1.3 million tourists visited it last year and still the surrounding mountains, clear lakes, forests and charming villages are completely unspoiled.

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In fact, the location of this castle couldn’t be more idyllic. The majestic Alpine mountains are in the surroundings of the castles acting like a shield protecting it from the storms.  The view from this castle is amazing as it varies, from the peaceful green valley with lush hillsides and clear blue lakes to the historic medieval town of Fussen and the majestic Alpine mountain range.

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The government of Schwangau has done an amazing job in preserving the area and its Bavarian culture and architecture, only making it even more attractive to the tourists from all across the globe.

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When plan your visit to the fascination place, plan a trip of more than 14 days to enjoy all the region. This place has to offer delicious food, classic Bavarian beer, four castles, two preserved medieval ruins, five beautiful lakes for water sports and local music festivals. You will love every single moment you spend in this beautiful location.

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Jakarta, The Capital City of Indonesia

The city of Jakarta is the hub of fascination for tourist all around the world and stand out as center of attraction and the Republic of Indonesia’s capital city. Some of the explicit belongings of the city are its worth seeing sites that includes about 13,000 islands. And the diversity found in its culture is evident from its population of around 180 million, coming up with about 300 ethnic groups that speak nearly 200 various languages.

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Jakarta is a designated as a distinct territory with a privileged status of a province, spread over an area of 637.44 square km area. The city enjoys the location of the archipelago, thus offers the major route the remaining part of Indonesia. This capital city comes with all that a good life and developed city entails, i.e. classy land, availability of sea and air transport that connects you to the rest of the country and even beyond.

Jakarta stands out as the tourists designated region as it attracts a number of tourists from all around the world. The availability of wide-spread transportation, ethnic sites, and comfortable stay is altogether what allows great tourism in the city. A couple of the languages are spoken here and amongst them the prime is Betawi Malay spoken by the “Orang Betawi” group and is spoken in two different varieties by the modern and conventional group of people.

Jakarta City (5)To talk about its significance, the architecture of the city is worth mention that is a reflection and also to its credit is the great influx of the tourism.  The Taman Fatahillah Restoration Project that initiated around early 1970s has been a major step for the restoration of the old heritage of Jakarta that is also well recognized as Old Batavia. The Old Portuguese Church has converted to a museum, while the Supreme Court building is house of fine arts and the old Town Hall is now the Jakarta Museum. Jakarta has successfully preserved its past and recovered its monuments to shape up the city into a modern look. Skyscrapers in the center of the city are part of a new look. The modern luxury and the skyscrapers give city a new look and brings in huge tourism. Moreover, the city has some of the up-dated educational institutes, research centers and cultural organizations, fulfilling all requisites of a modern city. In the recent past, Jakarta has managed well to achieve prominence as a principal metropolitan center. The quality of the life has improved transportation facilities have widened, the city has developed. All in all the city comes up with an improved living standards.

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Paris City Tour, Travel Information, Things to do

Paris is called the city of lights and is often accredited for being the most romantic cities in the world. Despite of the recent terrorist attacks, Paris is still a top destination for tourists. The city is full of elegance and chic similar to the lifestyle of its people.

Paris holds numerous reasons to be on the top of your “go-to” list, from being rich in art to the greatest architecture and of course the “Eiffel Tower”. The city has held the attraction of writers and artists from centuries ago and Paris seem like a timeless beauty itself.

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Paris is a city full of art. Displaying the greatest work of arts in terms of its beautiful architecture and greatest stained glass work in whole world; Paris has one of the biggest art galleries in Europe as well. The “Louvre” museum holds a staggering number of over 30,000 art pieces.

Paris had been the center of attraction for writers and painters from as long as the medieval. The city holds the finest works from the greatest artists of all time including, the very famous Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci.

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Paris is a city which has a personality of its own. Somehow the Parisians have managed to maintain that personality though out the years. The city has some breath taking beautiful architects which include The Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Notre Dame Cathedral and Disney land to top the list.

The city allows you the pleasure to take an elevator ride along the famous Eiffel Tower. The city of lights, look serene from that bird eye view. The Notre Dame Cathedral is another place to-be in the City. It was home to the famous Hunchback and bell-ringer, Quasimodo. Just the bell in the cathedral weighs more than three elephants.Paris City (3)

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The city is also rich in its cuisine, varying from the best bakeries to the legendary wine; Paris is definitely the place for the food lovers. The city holds numerous terrace cafes, fine dining restaurants, bakeries, cheese parlors etc. which offer nothing short of “class”.

The city is also known to have one of the most committed and professional chefs and waiters.

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Paris literally is full of art even as much so that you’ll find people playing different instruments and painting portraits at every nook and corner of the city. Just like the city the work of Parisians will leave you astonished for more.

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Bergen A City On Norway’s Southwestern Coast

Dating back to over nine hundred years ago, Bergen is a city steeped in history, reaching the era of the Vikings. It is the second largest city in Norway and therefore rich in culture and an excellent representation of the nation. Surrounded by seven mountains and splendid fjords, it appeals to the aesthetic sense of many travelers.Bergen Norway (2)

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Almost as good as this visually enchanting natural beauty unaltered by human interference is the careful preservation of the Norwegian culture and history through museums and art galleries. Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum is among the best museums in Bergen. It consists of the late composer Grieg’s villa, the hut where he composed music, and his and his wife’s gravesite. Present in the villa is Edvard Grieg’s personal piano which he acquired in 1892 and which is now used for concerts at Bergen International Festival. Leprosy Museum is another famous tourist spot, offering a very informative tour in a former hospital for lepers, and the first of its kind. ST Mary’s Church is well-frequented due to being the oldest surviving building in Bergen, estimated to have been built in the 12th century A.D.Bergen Norway (3)Bergen Norway houses

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One of the distinct resorts of the city is The Magic Ice Bar, highly unique in its building, glasses and the surrounding sculptures all being made of ice. A true winter wonderland, this bar requires touching up regularly to maintain its glamour. A warm cloak and gloves are provided before entering the bar due to the inner temperature being around -5’C. Enjoying a frosty drink as the staff enlightens them about the establishment and observing the ice figurines around them is a remarkable experience for any tourist to cherish.

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Bergen Norway has many tourist spots and landmarks that are instantly recognizable as being the icons of Bergen. A visit to Bergen Hanseatic Wharf is required for any tourist wishing to enjoy the historical aspect of Norway, the place being a prosperous trading spot for a millennium. The Fish Market is extremely popular among foreigners and has been thriving since the Middle Ages. Many merchants have restaurants built next to their shops which prepare a multitude of fish, including shark, lobster and whale which the patron can pick out from the shop. They even offer surprising choices such as reindeer and elk. Customers can choose from a variety of seafood, fruit and vegetables and bask in the pleasant hustle and bustle of the busy life at the heart of this amazing city, Bergen Norway.
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Things to do in Nice, France

Nice is one of the Capital of the Alpes Maritimes department in France. And hands down France is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and thus this capital isn’t any less worthy of praise. Nice, France, is the second largest city on the Mediterranean coast. It is given the nickname of Nice La Belle which translates to Nice the beautiful.

Nice France (1)Nice, France has an architectural site which holds the evidence for the use of fire in the olden times. Because of its natural beauty and allure it is one of the most visited cities in France and has the second largest hotel capacity to accommodate the whooping 4 million tourists that it gets each year. And because of that Nice also has the third busiest airport in all of France.

All sorts of transportation is available in Nice, France. Air, Rail, Tram, port and obviously the most scenic one being the road. The beach is truly a site to behold because the effervescent shades of blue that captures the attention and hearts of the millions of tourists that visit the city every year and certainly find more than what they’re looking for.

Nice France (2)Many English people come during the winters to enjoy the breath taking panoramic view of the beach in Nice, France. There is a popular street upon which there are no cars and people just walk on the road which is parallel to the beach and lined with restaurants presenting a very wide range of cuisine. So it’s the perfect combination of scenery and food which is unique to Nice, France.

The main square of Nice, France, is somewhat like a separation between the old and new Nice. There are many other architectural sites such as the Place Garibaldi which takes after a hero from the Italian Unification and then there is the Ruska Palace and the Cathedral all of which are known for their amazing architecture. Needless to say that Nice, France, is indeed not only famous for its scenic beauty but also the buildings which add the final touches to the rather perfect painting.

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