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In all of America, there are countless beautiful holiday destinations to choose from. However, none can boast from being the most populous of the whole continent like Mexico City can. The capital of the homonymous country of Mexico, Mexico City is a wonderful destination for all tourists who are interested in learning more about Latin American history and culture or simply having fun. The city located in the Valley of Mexico was founded by the Aztec Empire in 1325 and existed for two centuries under the indigenous name of Tenochtitlán before Conquistador Hernan Cortes seized the city in 1521. After this, the Spanish rebuilt it, and it stayed under the control of the Spanish crown for another three hundred years. Today, Mexico City, the capital of a 200 years-old independent country of Mexico, is home to more than 21 million people. 

Located over 2000 metres above sea level, the formerly-known-as Federal District city has got a precious historical centre, where tourists can find El Zócalo or Plaza Constitución, the city’s main square. It is a fantastic place, and famous for its social gatherings amongst the natives and visitors alike. Its mixture of indigenous and colonial styles makes it stand out, as well as all types of cultural activities such as parties and concerts. Around the square, which has been denominated as a World Heritage Site, visitors can find famous buildings such as the Metropolitan Cathedral – a baroque styled masterpiece, it took 250 years in total to be built on top of an ancient Aztec temple, and was ordered by Cortes himself – as well as the National Palace, where the wonderful paintings of Diego Rivera will leave the observers in awe. Other fantastic buildings not to miss near El Zócalo include the Templo Mayor, a major temple that used to be in the centre of Tenochtitlán, and which got buried under the Spanish reconstruction of the city. Recently rediscovered by archaeologists, the temple ruins and its museum are available for tourists to visit.

For those who are looking forward to a relaxing time, they must go spend some in the Forest of Chaputlepec, the great green lung of Mexico City. At this crowded park, visitors can release stress by taking a stroll on its pathways or going on board of a boat to cross its artificial lake. In Chaputlepec there is also the Nacional Anthropology Museum, one of the most important of its kind, as it holds the largest pre-Hispanic art collection in the world.

Of course, no trip to Mexico would be complete without having a taste of the most authentic Mexican food. Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, all sorts of spicy, alongside a few Tequila shots at any of the hundreds of bars and restaurants all over the city, can give tourists a real taste of what Mexico has to offer. Without a doubt, Mexico City is among the top holiday destinations in America.…

Edinburgh with the amazing Castle

Tourists looking for a great holiday destination can find great beaches and places to get a good tan all over the world. However, there are few places in the world that have as much charm and magic as the capital city of Scotland. Edinburgh, the medieval paradise right in the highlands, is one of the most attractive historical cities in the world. A place known for its rich history, its wonderful stone castles and its stunning landscapes, the home of Sean Connery, JK Rowling and Alexander Graham Bell, Edinburgh may not be the first place most people think of when deciding where to travel, but the truth is it’s a wonderful city for travellers from all over the world.

Edinburgh has been the capital city of Scotland for at least five centuries, but traces of human habitants in the area can be dated back to around ten thousand years ago. Scottish history is long and convoluted, and Edinburgh was at the centre of it. For the most Anglophobe and historically inclined of tourists, the Scottish capital can be a fascinating place to visit. Both of Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns, divided by the wonderful Princes Street Gardens, are exceptionally rich in history for them to witness. Tourists can enjoy the best view of the city from Calton Hill, at the end of Princes Street. Aside from being a fantastic place to watch the sunset with all of Edinburgh at their feet, travellers can visit some worthwhile monuments such as the National Monument, the Dougal Stewart Monument, or the Nelson Monument.

On the other end of the city, another sight not to miss when visiting the historical city is Edinburgh Castle. Located on Castle Hill by the historical centre, and surrounded by cliffs, Edinburgh Castle is the most visited place by tourists, and for good reason; the castle is huge and contains numerous attractions for visitors such as St Margaret’s Chapel, the Stone of Scone, the National War Museum, the Pet Cemetery, and many more. The castle is especially wonderful during August, when tourists can witness the yearly military parade by the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, with fireworks and bagpipe performances.

Edinburgh is not only a historical city. Besides being the second most important financial district in the UK, it is also one of the most culturally significant spots in Britain. Over 30 festivals are celebrated annually in the city, but the two festivals for which Edinburgh is known worldwide are the Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, both August events. The latter is the largest performing arts festival in the world with over 3000 shows staged on the over 300 venues all over the city.

Edinburgh is a wonderful place for visitors all over the world, whether they are looking to visit the beautiful sights and historical monuments, take part in the world-renown festivals, or just have a pint at one of the lovely pubs in the Royal Mile.…

The Jewel Of South America

South America is full of wonderful places. There is enough diversity in landscapes and weather that you can visit the Amazonian jungle, the Chilean desert and the Patagonian glaciers all without ever leaving the continent. Without a doubt, one of the most wonderful climates and settings in the whole continent exists towards the southwest: Valparaíso, in Chile. This coastal region is the perfect holiday destination for those who are looking for beautiful beaches for relaxing, as well as an exciting cultural movement to be influenced by.

Valparaíso is a large region towards the west of Santiago de Chile, the country’s capital. In this region, there are two neighbouring cities that you must visit. They are Valparaíso, a port city towards the south, and Viña del Mar, a metropolitan coastal city with access to the vast Pacific Ocean. 

Valparaíso city is not only one of the most important ports in all of the South Pacific, but it is also home to many sights and culturally significant landmarks tourists should not miss. The city, built on the Valparaíso Bay, is a city with a strong political influence, as well as some of the most important Chilean University. Not only that, but its historical downtown became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003 thanks to its rich architecture from the XIX century. Something visitors cannot miss in Valparaíso is the Open Sky Museum route, in Bellavista hill, a well-established walk which leads the way across the work of many notable graffiti artists. Concepción and Alegre hills are also filled with many graffiti interventions, with a strong cultural and social message. Still, those are only two of the more than forty hills that make up Valparaíso. Other obligatory visits include the Sotomayor square, and “La Sebastiana”, one of the houses of the world-famous poet Pablo Neruda. 

Vina Del Mar

Viña del Mar, a short train ride away to the north, is a large, wonderful, coastal city. Preferable to those who are looking to have fun at the beach, Viña del Mar is also a very culturally important place. One of the most populated cities in Chile, it is also home to the world-famous Viña del Mar Festival, a yearly event that occurs in the theatre at Quinta Vergara. Tourists should know Viña is also home to very high-quality food and gorgeous architecture. The coastal city is the touristic capital of Chile not only because of its wonderful beaches, such as Reñaca, but also because of the many landmarks such as Quinta Vergara, “El Reloj de Flores” (The Flower Clock), and the National Botanical Park. 

No matter what the travellers’ preference is, both cities are really close. They can have excellent lodgings in whichever city they prefer, and a short train ride can take them to the other city in order not to miss anything of what Chile has to offer. …

Top Tips For Anyone Moving To Miami

Miami is a dream destination for most people. When you hear the name for the first time, all the fun you have ever imagined comes to your mind. 

But if you want to get the best out of Miami, there are some factors you need to consider. If you’re not careful, you might end up on the wrong side of Miami that you wouldn’t want to stay. But if you’re keen enough during your planning, then it becomes so easy for you to plan your travel to Miami. There are some wonderful buildings to see, a friend of mine who is a flooring enthusiast and owner of Avana Flooring was stunned by some of the Art Nouveau design in the hotels.

In this article, we’ll share with you top tips to make your stay in Miami better. 

  • Perfect Your Spanish 

Miami borders Mexico. As a result, Spanish is the local language. When you visit the state, you’ll probably have to converse in Spanish most of the time. 

If you’re not a Spanish speaker, you might find yourself feeling out of place. 

And if you will be staying in Miami for a long period of time, it becomes difficult for you to thrive in a Spanish-speaking community. 

However, this shouldn’t be a limiting factor. If you’re not a Spanish speaker, don’t worry. You’ll still find other people who speak and understand English. So, don’t cancel your plans for staying in Miami if you don’t understand Spanish. 

  • Decide Which District You Want To Move To 

Miami has four different districts. Each district has it’s own attributes. And that’s why it’s necessary first to think about the district that you wish to visit before leaving. 

If you’re going to Miami for work, think about the location of your offices or work. Then choose a district that will make it easier for you to do your work. 

But if you’re going for a vacation or fun activities, choose a district that will offer all that. 

  • Proximity To The Ocean 

Most of the fun in Miami happens around the beach. So, when you think of going to Miami, you need to decide where you want to live. Is it near the ocean or far from it? 

The closeness to the ocean will also determine the cost of housing and other amenities. Life seems to be more expensive near the ocean as compared to other places that are further from the ocean. 

When you choose to stay far from the ocean, you’ll pay a relatively lower price. 

  • Remember Miami Life is An Ongoing Party 

You need to put it in your mind that Miami is a place for fun and partying. So, if you’re a fan of partying, you’ll enjoy the stay. But if you’re not a party person, you might find it difficult to enjoy your stay in Miami. 

  • Lastly, Know Rules and Regulations 

Every state has its own rules and regulations. To be on the safe side, you must follow these rules to the latter. So, to be on the safe side, start by finding out about the rules of Miami. Know what’s required of its visitors. When you’re in Miami yourself, follow these rules to the later.