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The Machu Picchu Gateway – Peru

The ruins of Machu Picchu, rediscovered in 1911 by Yale archaeologist Hiram Bingham, are one of the most beautiful ancient sites in the world. The site may have been discovered in 1867 by a German businessman, Augusto Berns, and there is some evidence that another German, J. M. von Hassel, arrived even earlier. Maps found by historians show references to Machu Picchu as early as 1874. In 1904, an engineer named Franklin supposedly spotted the ruins from a distant mountain.

 The Machu Picchu Gateway - Peru

While the Inca people certainly used the Andean mountain top (9060 feet elevation), erecting many hundreds of stone structures from the early 1400’s, legends and myths indicate that Machu Picchu (meaning ‘Old Peak’ in the Quechua language) was revered as a sacred place from a far earlier time. Whatever its origins, the Inca turned the site into a small (5 square miles) but extraordinary city.

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Hanging Houses of Cuenca

A great place to travel to!

Hanging houses of Cuenca (the Casas Colgadas) is a complex of houses placed in Cuenca, Spain. These kind of houses were frequent along the eastern border of the ancient city in the past.

The origin remaining uncertain, there is proof of their existence in the fifteenth century. Throughout their history they have been refurbished several times, the most recent taking place during the 1920s. They have been used as individual homes, council houses, and currently the host to a mesón, a type of restaurant, and the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español, in Cuenca. Read more »

The Most Famous Cities in Egypt

The most famous cities in Egypt.

Cairo

Cairo is one of the oldest cities in the world,it’s  the Capital and the biggest city in Egypt. The city is a sprawling metropolis hiding more scenic treasures than most cities can even dream of.

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The Lau Archipelago, Fiji

The Lau Islands of Fiji are situated in the southern Pacific Ocean. The Lau Group covers a land area of 188 square miles. It is one of Fiji’s less explored regions located far in the east of Fiji separated from the mainland by the Koro Sea, South Pacific Ocean.

 

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Phi Phi Islands

Phi Phi Islands are located in Thailand. There are six islands in the group known as Phi Phi. They lie 50 km south-east of Phuket and are part of Hadnopparattara-Koh Phi Phi National Park which is home to an abundance of corals and marine life. There are limestone mountains with cliffs, caves and long white sandy beaches. The national park covers a total area of 242,437 Rai.

Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Le are the largest and most well-known islands. Phi Phi Don is 28 sqkm: 8 km in length and 3.5 km wide. Phi Phi Le is 6.6 km.

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Several Facts About Tenerife – Canary Islands (Spain)

The largest of the seven Canary Islands, Tenerife sits in the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of North Africa and enjoys eternal sunshine – one of the reasons that makes this beautiful island such a hotspot for millions of tourists every year.

Tenerife is a volcanic island that has been sculpted over time by several eruptions, the last being in the early 20th century. It has a great mix of rugged terrain, dramatic landscapes and a sub-tropical climate with temperatures averaging 20°C – 22°C in the winter months and 26°C – 28°C in the summer.

In March 1936 Francisco Franco was posted to the island by a Republican government wary of his growing influence and power. He agreed to collaborate in the military coup that led to the Spanish Civil War when the Canary Islands fell to the Nationals in 1936. Consequently many people moved away from Tenerife eager to escape from the new regime. Today Tenerife’s population is around 900,000 and around five million tourists visit the island every year.
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Best 5 Beaches in Bulgaria to Visit in 2013

Bulgaria is famous for its nice sandy beaches, which can vary from lively and sports-facilitated beach stripes to calm and beautiful campsites.
The beaches long the Bulgarian Black Sea coast can be located in the resorts, between the resorts or far away from villages, hidden from everything except the sea.
No matter what type of tourist you are: family tourist, adventure tourist or the typical sun, sand and sea tourist, you will be happy to find out that there is a variety of beaches, which can answer to your criteria.

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Some of the beaches offer the traditional facilities like parasols, sun-beds, barbeque restaurants, bungee jumping, trampolines, and bananas riding, while others offer even more attractive sports like parachuting above the sea, surfing, diving or kiteboarding.
Either way, just have a cocktail, put the glasses on and enjoy.

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Germany – GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN

Travelling through Germany, Garmisch-Partenkirchen deserves a place of priority in one’s itenerary. The closest you could get to experiencing Bavarian folk culture, architecture and lifestyle is to step down on the soil of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It leaves far behind the appeal of popular German industrial cities like Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Dusseldorf and in spirit is complementary to Berlin,
Dresden or Hamburg.

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN , GERMANY

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Travel to India – Best Resort Udaipur

Udaipur is one of thebest resorts of India, it is the most picturesque places in the world, and a magnet for tourists, If you are on a tour of Rajasthan than you must visit Udaipur. Udaipur attractions include its picturesque beauty; the city is known for its lakes, palaces, and the lush hills of the Aravallis. Udaipur tourist places make a visit to the city a must. An Udaipur sightseeing tour can be quite an unforgettable experience indeed.

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Skaftafell Ice Cave

Skaftaffell Ice Cave, Iceland

Skaftafell ice cave is located on the frozen lagoon of the Svínafellsjökull glacier in Iceland. The lack of air in the pressurized glacier means that it absorbs almost all visible light, apart from the blue fraction which is then visible to the naked eye. However, this blue ice can be seen only under certain circumstances: in winter after long periods of rain when the surface layer of the glacier has been washed away. It can be seen in ice-caves like this one and on floating icebergs that have recently rolled over.

Skaftafell ice cave

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Salar de Uyuni: One of the World’s Largest Mirrors

Salar de Uyuni: One of the World’s Largest Mirrors

Salar de Uyuni  is currently the world’s largest mirrors (10,582 square kilometers). Some 30,000–42,000 years ago the area was part of a giant prehistoric lake, Lake Minchin. When the lake dried, it left behind two modern lakes and two major salt deserts, Salar de Coipasa and the larger Salar de Uyuni.

Salar de Uyuni: One of the World’s Largest Mirrors

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Holidays on Bora Bora

Bora Bora Island is one of the tourist island you can visit during the holidays. The relatively small island of Bora Bora is an activity giant, offering visitors the chance to experience a 4×4 safari, sunbathe and swim at white sandy beaches, dive in a natural underwater park among fish and corals, experience thrilling shark feedings, or circle the turquoise lagoon by boat. And Bora Bora is a superlative romantic spot. Fall captive to this lush gem of a Polynesian island by sharing an intimate midnight dinner on the beach; visiting the Lagoonarium, the Diving centre, the Coral Gardens or the Leopard Rays Trench; or taking it all in from the lofty heights of 2,300-foot Mount Otemanu.

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The famous Great Blue Hole in Belize

The Great Blue Hole is a large submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll 70 km from the mainland and Belize City. The hole is circular in shape, over 300 m across and 124 m deep. It was formed about 15 thousand years ago.

This is a very popular spot among s scuba divers, who are lured by the opportunity to dive in crystal-clear water and meet several species of fish, including giant groupers, nurse sharks and several types of reef sharks such as the Caribbean reef shark and the Blacktip shark. Other species of sharks, like the bull shark and hammerheads, have been reported there, but are not regular sightings.

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Place to visit on Christmas – Old Town Quebec City, Canada

You could choose to watch the ball drop in Times Square or see fireworks explode over Sydney Harbour, but this year’s unlikely bid for being “the place to see in the new year” is … Quebec City. Or at least that’s what the city would like to believe.


Lit-up cobblestone streets, 16th- and 17th-century stone houses, and lots and lots of snow make Quebec’s 400-year-old walled city an atmospheric and European-like place to be at Christmas. The local good cheer and great food could make even a skeptic love winter after all.

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Zakynthos Crocodile Island – Greece

Zakynthos is an island of the Ionian archipelago. Its majestic, picture-perfect landscapes, the people with welcoming attitude and a well-established tourist infrastructure attract thousands of visitors every year. Zakynthos’ surface is covered with lush forests, orchards, fields of crops and vineyards. The island’s coastline boasts some of the most renowned beaches in the Mediterranean.

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