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Chichen Itza Facts, Things to do, Pictures

The word Chichen Itza means ‘At the mouth of well of Itza’. If you want to experience the great site that can hold you in a mesmerizing state then Chichen Itza is the best location that you can lay your foot on. It is located in Tinum Municipality, Yucatan State, Mexico. It is a major tourist point in the city. The archeological site has a unique design and the building is the reminiscent of central Mexico and Puuc and Chenes styles. The city is a vibrant place and has the diffusion of multiple cultures. The place attracts the people from all around the world and makes them praise the beauty of the place. The tourist point offers a lot sites that are worth seeing.Chichen Itza (1)

Chichen Itza – One of the best archeological sites:

The site Chichen Itza is maintained by Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia. The organizers make sure that they look after the building and keep it in its original form. The ruins are visited by many people. The site stores in itself a 1000 year old history. It holds in itself the rich heritage and the history that leaves a long lasting effect on the people. The stone work and the monument in Chichen Itza are unique. The art work captures the beauty of the site. It depicts the Mayan construction techniques that leave the onlookers speechless. The pyramids leave the spectator in state of disbelief. Apart from this, Chichen Itza also presents a mesmerizing view at the sunset and sunrise. You can have the best view in the spring. The corner of the pyramid casts a shadow of Kukulkan. It creates the illusion of a serpent god. The tourists appreciate the view and people love to be there.Chichen Itza (2)

What else does Chichen Itza offers?

There are also a number of activities that are offered in the area around Chichen Itza in order to entertain the tourists. The people enjoy playing games and keep themselves entertained. The Sacred Cenote is a natural well that has a diameter of 60 metres. The temple is also there which is called the Temple of the Warriors. It is also known as the Temple of the Thousand Columns. The Observatory is another site in Chichen Itza that is worth looking. The people can spend hours there. The Nunnery is the group of ruins that is also located in the city. The tourists with their adventurous nature can explore the place. So if you are one of those adventurous tourists, Chichen Itza is a place that you would never like to miss.

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Aarhus, Denmark – Travel Guide, Facts, Places to Visit

Aarhus is known to be the second largest city in Denmark. It is the central city and you can find a total population of 1.378 million. The history of this city is very interesting and one can find many appealing aspects. The city Aarhus began as a Viking settlement that was founded in the 18th century. The history also holds the record of the plunder of resources when it was occupied by the Germans. The Germans hold the record of occupying the city twice. But with the advent of industrialization the city began to grow in a peaceful state and with the passage of time it became the second largest city.

Aarhus Denmark – Tourist Hub:

Aarhus Denmark offers a verity of cultural and economic activities. The trade takes place in the city and with this a large number of people keep visiting the place for tourism or business transactions. It is ranked at the top in the Conference city. It is considered an important port in the country and has become the reason of earning great revenue for the country. You can find the headquarters of many Danish companies in it.

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The city is famous for its diverse cultural environment. The city also has many famous educational institutes. It also holds an interesting historical record of music. In the 1950s the city saw the emergence of jazz. The young population became the catalyst in this.

Aarhus Denmark is the central city and there are a number of cultural events that are held there. The city also has many theatres. The city is famous for holding events at both national and international level. Many popular Danish bands belong to Aarhus. The citizens can easily engage in the activities that are held in the educational institutions. They participate wholeheartedly and with this they get a chance to learn a lot. There are many recreational sites and this is the reason that the tourists are attracted to the city.

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Aarhus Denmark, the best place for tourists:

There are no private beaches. The water sports are very popular in the city and people enjoy a lot being there and take interest in the activities. The total number of parks in the Aarhus is 134. The museums are also present that keep the tourists engaged. The night life in the city is also amazing. The different cuisines and tasty food does not let the visitors go without tasting it. So do visit this amazing city (Aarhus) at least once if possible. I bet you won’t regret it.

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Hollywood, Florida Travel Review

The famous Hollywood is the city of Florida, United States in Broward County. It is found between the Miami and Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

This place, Hollywood Florida, is founded in the year 1925 by Joseph W. Young. He had a dream of building a motion picture colony right on the East Coast of the United States and called the town after Hollywood, California.  Around 1920’s he bought a huge land about thousands of acres of land calling this piece of land as ‘Hollywood by the Sea’ to make a distinction from the other estate i.e. ‘Hollywood in the Hills’, found in New York.

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HOLLYWOOD FLORIDA – The Hollywood City:

The vision that Young had was to make out a spot with luxurious spots as lakes, country clubs, hotels, golf clubs and a major street i.e. Hollywood Boulevard. However, the Hollywood was badly effected following the Miami hurricane in 1926. The hurricane kept on inflicting the city. However, the city, HOLLYWOOD FLORIDA, is a planned one and one can see the Mediterranean-style Joseph Young Mansion on the Hollywood Boulevard. It was then constructed in the year 1921 and ranked as one of the oldest mansions in the Hollywood. The place has about seven golf clubs, sixty parks and a number of beaches making it a great attraction for people all around the world.

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To unveil the beauty of this place, HOLLYWOOD FLORIDA, the Beach here is stretched up to 2.5 miles across the Atlantic Ocean and offer a good place for fun around. The parking facility around it welcomes people for fun times and walk with its broad walk space. In addition to this, a great number of restaurants, theatre, and play lands for kids, bicycle renting shops, ice cream parlors and worth watching scenery surround it. In short, HOLLYWOOD FLORIDA is one place that one should visit at least once in a lifetime.

hollywood florida (3)It also entails a broad walk, lovely place to hang out with your loved ones, especially as the scenic beauty that covers it. Musicians and the dancing seen in concoction to this make is a wonder place. Moreover, the Young Circle is yet another amazing spot that is all another exciting area bounded with a number of tuck shops, food corners, bars and restaurants thus a good place for foodies. One can make out her to try amazing cuisines as it offers various dishes including yet not limited to Venezuelan, Mediterranean, Cuban, and Jamaican foods.

So must visit HOLLYWOOD FLORIDA, I bet, you won’t regret it.

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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

  • Samba on Saturdays:

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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