AMAZON RAINFOREST – Wonder of Nature

Amazon Rainforest

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Amazonian rainforest is the first on the list of New 7 Wonders of the world. This is the largest rainforest on the planet, extends to over six million square meters; in order to more easily presented, we can say that the Amazon rainforest makes up 25% of all forests on Earth. You can only imagine the size of the forest that extends through nine countries of South America. These are countries that share Amazon forest: Brazil, Bolivia, Columbia, FranceFrench Guiana, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.

Amazon rainforest is the first new wonder on the list

The richness of the Amazon rainforest is measured in a number of animal and plant lives. The Amazon rainforest is the habitat of thousands and thousands of species that depend on each other, but also moist habitat of the rainforest located along the Amazon River. Numerous books have been written and recorded a number of documentaries that show the jungle life, but nothing can prepare in less humid and wet periods alternated there. From November to June’s big rain, and thus exceptional photographs that are admired around the world. In addition to high biodiversity, among the trees and vegetation and rainforest there are native people who are still living there. Although it was before European invaders were several million, now that number was reduced to only a few hundred thousand, but they still live a nomadic life, engaged in hunting and fighting for survival. A big problem is the people who come from the “outside world” because they bring with them problems and diseases to which the natives are not accustomed to.

One of the big problems of Amazon rainforest is also due to deforestation which is dying every day, many species, besides comes to soil erosion and massive flooding, and climate change. But is not everything so bad. This selection acknowledges the beauty of this natural phenomenon which, on the one hand, allows life to the world. This is to prevent further destruction of the rainforest, which brings a lot of beautiful and irresistible, and what nature intended in this area definitely deserves its position in the list of the world’s natural wonders. The variety of colors and shapes on such a large area of interest will nature lovers and those who like to enjoy the soothing scenes of water, vegetation, animal life and simply beautiful.

IGUAZU WATERFALLS – NATURAL WONDER

Iguazu Waterfalls
Iguazu waterfalls are gracing the Iguazu River, on the border between the two South American countries, Brazil, and Argentina.

River divide Iguazu Waterfalls into two parts – upper and lower stream, but what would be a miracle of nature if it is not linked with a legend so these beautiful waterfalls and carry your story.

Iguazu Waterfalls SunsetIguazu – name of the river and waterfalls, its roots in the word “y” and “gouache” is coming from the Guaraní language of the people.

Translations of those two words are water and large, it is not surprising if you just look beautiful photos of this natural idyll.

However, as we mentioned, the legend comes from Guaraní peoples who have for generations passed on the story of the god whose intention was to marry a beautiful girl, but that would be a bit complicated story, she fled with her lover.

According to Guarani, God was so angry, so he divided the river, creating Iguazu waterfalls as well as lovers want to condemn the separate lives.

Iguazu waterfalls is a natural phenomenon

Up to us whether we believe that the creation of such a wonder of nature or an act of superb hands, but whatever happens, we are happy that something like Iguazu waterfalls was on the list of world wonders of nature.

Iguazu waterfalls are on the list of New 7 Wonders and are located in the Brazilian and Argentinean national park, and even counted 275 waterfalls in almost three kilometers in length.

Impressive in size, up to 82 meters, but the part that literally takes your breath is called La Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat) – a semi-circular shape, large fall and wonderful visual and sound effects.

I live here protected plant and animal species, so this site is under special protection.

Falls at the end of his turbulent times flow into the river Parana in Argentina and leave the impression that many visitors carved deep into the memory and brings enthusiasm to everyone.

MARIETA ISLANDS-HIDDEN BEACH

Marieta Islands
Marieta Islands 1Marieta Islands archipelago is located near Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. Hidden magical place of Marieta Islands is one incredible unique beach. It is believed that the island was created centuries ago due to volcanic activity in the area. By this sand magical place you have to go through the long tunnel about 25 meters, which is connected to the Pacific. Marieta Islands 2Visitors can swim up to this hidden tropical paradise, and considering the fact that a large gap between rock and water, there is no need to wear scuba gear, or even to hold your breath. If it`s not noise of waves hitting the soft sand beaches, people probably would not have noticed this hidden wonder of nature. Magical lovely beach on Marieta Islands is for sure one of the most exotic destinations on our planet that you want to visit.

Marieta Islands is a unique lifetime experience

Marieta Islands 3At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Mexican government used the then deserted island to implement the military testing. After years of research and efforts to protect the island, the biggest protector of nature Jacques Cousteau and scientists, they persuade the government of Mexico to put island as a national park and a ban on hunting, fishing and any harmful activity. To this day, the islands are uninhabited and only some carrier’s boats bringing tourists to get up close admire the natural beauty of this area. Although large explosion and the bombing of years harmed the fauna and flora of this romantic tropical paradise, some say that it is precisely this military testing “responsible” and create this beach love that is known as the one of the hidden beaches of Mexico. Beach of Love is so incredible that, when the first pictures emerged on the Internet, many could not believe that such a place exists on the planet. Shortly this magical place has become a real treat for lovers of exotic destinations and adventurers and now nobody doubts about existence of this natural wonder. Marieta Islands are remained uninhabited so tourists can admire the natural beauty of this part of Mexico.

MACHU PICCHU-UNIQUE ANCIENT CITY

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Machu Picchu Main TempleMachu Picchu is located in Cusco Region in Peru. Train is the only transport to the famous site. The ride to the last stop in the small town of Aquas Caliente (hot springs) takes about 3.5 hours. There are several types of train, from a humble student to lavish and expensive. The entire length of the route line running parallel with the river Urubamba and her curves. Upon arrival in Aquas Caliente passengers boarding in mini buses that climb sharp hairpin bends over a length of 8 km, to the Machu Picchu site. And then you get a sight that can`t conjure up any images of the world. This is an absolute beauty and indescribable peace. The sun casts mysterious shadows on the surrounding peaks. Machu Picchu Temple of SunDeep in the abyss spotless the turbulent Urubamba of which in some places is not shared even fences. Most mysterious site in the middle of lush vegetation and humid subtropical climate, the high, inaccessible summit, the lost city of Machu Picchu is the best preserved archaeological site from the time of the Incas, and the most important symbol of the Peruvian civilization. The whole site is a blend of harmony and balance between old Inca architecture and natural beauty of the whole region. According to generally accepted chronology, built in 1438, as a royal retreat for the Inca rulers Pachacutec, at an altitude of 2,450 m, hidden among the mountain ridges high above the serpentine bends of the river Urubamba.

Machu Picchu is a place of peace and power

Since it is Hiram Bingham discovered in July 1911, Machu Picchu constantly attracts researchers, archaeologists, esoteric and contemporary pilgrims from all over. The fact is that many cases of excavations taken in the United States and perhaps the world will never see what has been found in the Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is in excellent condition thanks to the fact that it conquistadors never found, although almost certainly be said that the city was abandoned shortly after their arrival. Machu Picchu is located in the subtropical zone with a mild humid climate, which causes two clearly divided seasons, rainy – from November to March and arid – from April to October.

Machu Picchu Temple of the Three WindowThe resort is located on the narrow ridge, and it is clear that a wall is divided into two parts, agricultural terraces linked numerous steps and paths, and a residential area that is further divided into two architectural units, which leads to the impression that there were different districts. The city is clearly divided into upper and lower portions that separate open spaces or squares. Upper continent consisted of temples, fountains, squares and beautiful buildings while in the lower part of town modest home.

Most of the buildings that had a specific function such as  Temple of the Sun, Temple of the Three Windows and Main Temple, located in the upper part of the city. The city is a complex system of water supply that is supplied from natural sources, squares, streets and buildings different in quality of construction. It is believed that Machu Picchu had about 1,000 inhabitants. In addition to 200 residential houses, the site has a fair number of unique buildings that are considered to have had a ritual function. Judging by the numerous agricultural terraces, this branch was of the utmost importance for the city. Arable land on the terraced grounds exceeded the needs of the population. There was also a channel with a length of 800m to curb the excessive rainfall. After passing through farmland, grassy area, one comes to the Sanctuary, as this market called Bingham, because it consists of the main temple – the most beautiful examples of Machu Picchu architecture, Temple of the Sun – astronomical observatory and the temple with three windows, where an entire wall made from a single piece of stone which are carved three trapezoidal windows. You’ll have a great view of the green plateau and down the stairs that lead to the central square. The sanctuary was built of stone blocks smoothed and blended to perfection. The Incas did not use the mortar already relied on precisely carved blocks, geometry and a good foundation. Their quality buildings for centuries remained almost untouched despite numerous earthquakes. After a short break we will climb on another eighty steps towards the hill to the famous monolith – Inti Watana. Machu Picchu Inti Watana“Inti Watana” (in translation – “a place that catches the sun”), a rectangular stone column with a pedestal and one stair, located on a small hill in the city, is one of the most important places to Machu Picchu. It is still the enigma of whether it is used as an astronomical station or something else. Spanish priests were all similar pillars by the Inca Empire destroyed because they considered objects of worship. The Incas were skilled astronomers and this monolith is used to determine the summer and winter solstice. At the winter solstice, which falls on 21 June (because the seasons in the southern hemisphere is reversed compared to Europe), the high priest tied to a gold disc for Inti Watana which is symbolically represented capture the sun and its introduction to the country for another time cycle. In this way, the Inca priests using these sundials track the changes of the seasons and were able to accurately determine the most suitable date for sowing. Many now believe that it was Inti Watana one of the strongest fields of energy on the planet and has the inherent spiritual and metaphysical power. Indeed, it is simply impossible to find at Machu Picchu, from which a view of the tortuous course of the river Urubamba and the surrounding peaks, among which dominates hajan Picchu, and not feel some magic in the air.

TRAVEL APPLICATION-USEFUL LINKS

Travel Application Smartphone
Travel Application Taking PictureEveryone loves to explore and travel. Always when we are preparing for traveling we make a list of a lot of things that we need on our trip. Yes, we need that and you can see what you need to take on Travel Practical Tips. From all things that we are taking with us there is one small magical tool that is essential in these days. It always with us, from home to the airport, from hotel to the restaurant, from beach to mountain, from hiking to swimming, Travel Application Smartphone Underwaterin the air or under the water and every place where you go it`s following us. Today we can say for sure that your mobile – smartphones are one of the most valuable tools for everything. Take a time to see what Travel Application – “mobile app “you can put on your smartphone. You can do that once and it will stay always on there to help you in any situation.

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  1. Travel Application today is one normal helper to you on your smart phone. Travel Application can help you for organizing and planning your trip, tickets and booking hotels and helping to choose a destination. So you can install travel application for:

Tripit – https://www.tripit.com

Booking – http://www.booking.com/apps.ro.html

TripAdvisor – http://www.tripadvisor.com/apps

Expedia – http://www.expedia.com/app

Kayak – http://www.kayak.com/mobile

Skyscanner – www.skyscanner.net/mobile.html

  1. Travel Application that is essential will help you easier to communicate with people in the country where you travel. Here is some of them:

Google translate – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-translate/id414706506?mt=8

iTranslator – http://www.itranslateapp.com/

Naviti free Translation – http://navita-translator.en.softonic.com/blackberry

  1. You will need to install and Travel Application that you can see a map of places on your traveling:

Citymaps2go – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/city-maps-2go-pro-offline/id327783342?mt=8

Gogobot – http://www.gogobot.com/mobile/

  1. Travel Application for the shortest or the easiest route and time to your destination:

Navfree app – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.navfree.android.OSM.ALL&hl=ro

Waze – https: // www.waze.com/

Google Maps – https://www.google.com/mobile/maps/

  1. It is very useful Travel Application about weather at places you plan to visit:

AccuWeather – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/accuweather-weather-for-life/id300048137?mt=8

WeatherPro – http://www.weatherpro.eu/home.html

  1. One more Travel Application about advices for your luggage is:

TravelList – http://travellistapp.com

  1. You will need Travel Application for converting currency:

XE Currency – http://www.xe.com/apps/iphone/

Oanda – http://www.oanda.com/mobile/converter/iphone.

  1. One of the best applications to find your favorite stores or good restaurant is:

Yelp – Yelp http://www.yelp.com/yelpmobile

  1. Sometimes is good to look news on your smartphone so install :

NEWS 360 – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/news360-your-personalized/id420397564?mt=8

  1. Today in this world of communications every place has free access to the internet in a lot of public places. Travel Application that will help about that is:

WiFi Manger – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.kman.WifiManager

Hope that now with this useful links you are ready to travel where do you like at any time. Don`t forget to check again Travel Practical Tips before you travel.

MARDI GRAS-WORLDWIDE FESTIVAL

Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras 3Mardi Gras is one of the festivals that we can say it`s celebrating all around the world.Mardi Gras Burbon StreetMardi Gras is also known like Fat Tuesday. Mardi Gras is a popular cultural phenomenon and Christian holiday. This world wide festival dates thousands of years to fertility rites and pagan spring. Mardi Gras is celebrating in countries with large Roman Catholic populations. Mardi Gras festival is celebrating always one day Ash Wednesday or The first day of Lent. More statistic information`s about this famous festival you can see on Wikipedia or Wikitravel sites.

You can see and learn how is celebrating and traditions of Mardi Gras in New Orleans on this video for you.

Mardi Gras is worldwide festival

Tradition on Mardi Gras is wearing costumes and masks, dancing, parades, sports competitions, debauchery, overturning social conventions, etc. Season for festival varies from town to town. Some traditions treat the final three days before Ash Wednesday and some consider period between Twelfth Night or Epiphany and Ash Wednesday. On this festival you can taste and hear famous Mardi Gras king cakes, breads, music, praline or other supplies. You will see thousand amazing costumes and masks or body paints that come popular last years. The best way is to be on the street and feel happiness and joy of all people.


Let`s go with Travel All Together to the most famous parade and festival is in New Orleans in Louisiana, USA. It`s unforgettable experience and once in your life you need to go there. It`s very exciting, fun, joy, amazing happening for you and your family. If you are not in love with New Orleans definitely you will be after participation in Mardi Gras. The things that you will see on TV cannot compare with your live experience on the streets of New Orleans. With one word Mardi Gras is all about CELEBRATION.


You need to see this video before your visiting Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

JAMAICA-ONE LOVE PARADISE

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Jamaica is the third largest island located in the Caribbean Sea. Jamaica is an island country a part of the Greater Antilles. It`s the most popular destination of all Caribbean. Jamaica is country that we need for sure at least once make our unforgettable holiday. Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica. If you like to see more statistic information`s about this lovely paradise you can see on Wikipedia and Wikitravel sites.


Here is perfect video to know almost everything about this country.

Jamaica is “ONE LOVE” island paradise

If it`s winter in your country Jamaica will be perfect decision for your next romantic and adventurous holiday. Jamaica is one island that is home to so much beauty, so much joy, so much of everything that will make its visit truly memorable. The land of “ONE LOVE” has many different faces. Jamaica has majestic mountains, amazing waterfalls, jungle`s rivers that you will feel like in Africa, grassy field that you feel like you are in England and amazing beaches like nowhere else in the world. That`s because there is no place like Jamaica. Jamaica gave to us one of the greatest musicians – legendary Bob Marley the king of reggae.


One more amazing video about your next destination is here for you below.

On your unforgettable holiday at Jamaica take time to see and visit these attractions and places: Kingston, Dunn’s Waterfalls, Montego Bay, Dolphin Cove, Martha Brae River, White Witch of Rose Hall, Blue Mountains, Blue Hole, Reach Waterfalls, Bob Marley Museum, Mayfield Waterfalls, Devon House, Doctor’s Cave Beach Club, Green Grotto Caves, Aquasol Beach, Negril Cliffs, Long Bay Beach, Rainforest Bobsled, James Bond Beach, Bob Marley Mausoleum, Y.S. Waterfalls, Reggae Beach, Negril Lighthouse, Hellshire Beach, Lime Cay, The Enchanted Gardens, Sandals Cay, Putt n’ Play and for more just see on TripAdvisor site.


This video will show to you hidden gems of incredible Jamaica.

NEW ORLEANS-JAZZ ADVENTURE HOLIDAY

New Orleans
New Orleans is the largest metropolitan area and city in Louisiana, USA. With his location on the banks of the Mississippi River, New Orleans is also a major USA port. New Orleans had got his name after the Duke of Orleans who was established by French colonists in 18th century. In New Orleans you will find a blossoming culture and the roots of jazz unlike anything else in USA. ID you like to see more statistic information`s about this amazing town you can open Wikipedia and Wikitravel sites.


Feel the soul of New Orleans through this video for you.

New Orleans is a melting pot of cultures

Heading to New Orleans is a bit like traveling to another country. He is one of the oldest cities in USA. Let me suggest to you some places to visit and see in New Orleans. Mardi Gras Carnival takes place each February where millions people take part in to see color and variety of masks. French Quarter is one of the most famous neighborhoods of America. Enjoy the historic architecture, Jazz, clubs and restaurants. St. Louis Cathedral is a national historic monument. Taste the local food what is combination of various cuisine’s from around the world with unique delicacy Crawfish Boil.  St. Louis Cemetery is a historic cemetery constructed in the 18th century. Don`t miss to take ride in Streetcars who are one of the oldest street railways in the world. Natchez Steamboat on river Mississippi is another great way to take a tour of New Orleans. National World War II Museum is place where you can see part of great American history.  Find time to spend splendid day Audubon Park, Audubon Aquarium and Audubon Zoo. The Superdome is biggest covered structure in the world. And all time in New Orleans you will hear “Jazz”, the most popular music for that town.


On this video is your next unforgettable holiday destination.

New Orleans has cultural influences from France, Brazil, Africa and the Deep South. It`s city mix with Dixieland jazz, Catholicism, Cajun zydeco and Voodoo. All of these make New Orleans one of the most popular and lively destinations in the USA. Make good plan on your list what to visit from long list of attractions. Here is some more attractions that you need to visit and see on your next holiday in New Orleans: Jackson Square, Immaculate Conception Church, City Park, The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, Jazz and Heritage Festival, Oak Alley Plantation, Mercedes Benz Superdome, New Orleans Museum of Art, Botanical Garden, Historic New Orleans Collection, Saenger Theatre and for more of this endless list just visit TripAdvisor site.


See these videos to know better how and where to enjoy in amazing New Orleans.

ORLANDO-MAGICAL DREAM HOLIDAY

Orlando
Orlando is centrally located in the state of Florida, USA. It has Atlantic Ocean to the east and Gulf of Mexico to the west. Orlando has a nickname “THE CITY BEAUTIFUL”. Fountain at Lake Eola Park is the symbol of Orlando. People have name “THE THEME PARK CAPITAL OF THE WORLD”  for this city. That`s why Orlando is like magnet with his tourist attractions for a lot of visitors every year. If you like to see more statistic information`s about this city you can see on Wikipedia and Wikitravel sites.


Let`s see what attractions we need t see in Orlando.

Orlando magical dream playground

First wake up kid inside you take your family, don`t forget kids and go in town of your imaginations. Here you can spend all your life and it will never be same. You will see things and places from old west entertainment to present and future time. Just to visit fantasies in Disney World you need days. You will need time to go through town, see gardens, enjoy in music presentations of artists, fly with helicopter, shopping in Old Town and enjoy in restaurants while music is playing. The endless entertainment will make you to forget about everything except how to spend your valuable time with your family.


Short city guide is here for you on this video.

It`s look like this town is made just for visitors to have fun and marvelous time. A lot of them are coming back to explore more of adventures what they missed on their last visit. In one sentence Orlando will make your dreams to come true. If you decide to have holiday in Orlando than you need to visit or see these places: SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Orlando, Magic Kingdom Park, Islands of Adventure, KSC Rocket Garden, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Discovery Cove,  Gatorland, Airboat Ride, Legoland, Wet ‘n Wild, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Old Town, Aquatica, Mary Queen of the Universe Shrine, Cocoa Beach, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Lake Eola Park, Richard Petty Driving Experience, Hard Rock Live, Orlando Science CenterOrange County Convention Center and for more to put on these list just visit TripAdvisor site.


Just see this video before your next funny adventure in Orlando, Florida.

CANADA SKI RESORTS-WINTER SKI DREAM

Canada Ski Resorts
Canada Ski Resorts are big attractions for snowboarders and skiers.

Located in a dream country Canada bordering with USA in North America they have excellent locations and a lot of snow.

Canada Ski Resorts are giving warm welcome, generally quiet pistes, frequent dumps of snow, great grooming, spacious and luxurious lodgings.

That`s why Calgary was the home of XV Winter Olimpics in 1988.

You can see all list of Canada Ski Resorts and ski areas on Wikipedia site.


Here are videos of the best Canada Ski Resorts: Whistler Ski Resort and Big White.

Canada Ski Resorts is paradise for you

Hey, WINTER IS IN FRONT OF OUR DOOR.

Everybody say for Canada Ski Resorts that are like from our dreams.

Everybody who like even little winter time and snow will like to enjoy in wonderful time spend on Canadian mountains, lakes and glaciers what Mother Nature gifted to us.

Lovely sunshine villages between mountains, endless snow surfaces, high vertical drops with dry and deep white powder, glacial lakes, stunning skiing, plenty of nightclubs, restaurants, bars who  will keep your adventure to continue after gondola and ski lift are stopped, countless activities.

With long history of skiing some of Canada Ski Resorts have highly recommendation for theirs hospitality, organized entertainments and original activities.

Guided by them the younger Canada Ski Resorts are catching up very quickly all of that.

Canada Ski Resorts are satisfying need of more and more tourists and explorers of winter sports.

The list of resorts is long.

I will put here one of the greatest and most famous in Canada.


Here is one video for you from skiing in Banff National Park.

Hope someone can visit all of these places: Whistler/Blackcomb, Kicking Horse, Sunshine Village, Lake Louise, Big White, Tremblant, Revelstoke Mountain, Le Massif, Mount Washington Alpine Resort, Banff Mount Norquay Resort and Apex Mountain.

 


That`s from me to you, prepare your ski equipment and until than watch this videos of amazing Sunshine Village and funny slush cup.