Turin: Explore Different Attractions of the Elegant City

Posted on 26 March 2019 (0)

Turin stands on river Po and is not frequented by tourists at large. However, it has a lot more to offer than you know. The stunning architecture and the culture of the city will melt your heart. It is a perfect blend of old and new. If you are visiting the city any time soon, there are few of my most favorite spots that you can check out.

Palazzo Reale

This is Turin’s Royal Palace and had been established in the 16th century. It is located at the heart of the city and is an iconic building. The square layout of the structure makes it appear unique. The palace’s front façade has stonework with several ornate windows making it look official and stately. Inside I found stunningly designed rooms. It showcases true Italian workmanship. I took a guided tour to learn more about the palace.

Palazzo Madama

The city is filled with several historical buildings. Palazzo Madama is the second most popular one. The original structure has stood for over 100 years and had been renovated in subsequent years. It serves as a defensive fortification and it is only in the 13th century that it turned into a palace. The ornate columns of the front façade are marvelous. I went around marveling at the sculptures. Take the staircase to check out the decadence of different rooms.

Mole Antonelliana

This is the most attractive building in the city. Mole Antonelliana looks up to the skyline and is considered to be an iconic structure. Although it was created in 1889, it looks pretty older. Now, you will find the National Cinema Museum here. I came to learn that this is the tallest museum in the world. It is visible from several points in the city. Do not miss out on this when you visit Turin.

Bromont: Discovering the Varied Activities

Posted on 26 March 2019 (0)

 

Bromont isn’t a popular destination amongst tourists. However, it has more to offer than meets the eye. You will never run out things to do in here. I found this to be a good place for a weekend destination, In case you are planning to visit this city anytime soon, you can check out the best attractions to include in your list.

Balnea

Balnea is a spa and you can miss out on this. It is built on the hill and at the foot of this hill; you are going to find a beautiful lake. Unwind from the drudgeries of your busy life. The lake, as well as the hill, is a part of the facilities offered by the spa. There are relaxation rooms such as the aquarium room and the mini movie theatre. However, it is better not to visit during the winter time as the entire lake and hill are closed. I loved the experience that I had in here.

Ski Area

Skiing is one of my favorite sports. There are many skiing areas that you can take advantage of. Ski Bromont is one such place. It covers an area of 450 acres and has 155 trails. Isn’t that great? You will be surprised to know that this is the largest skiable area which you will come across in Canada. During the summertime, there is a Water Park which offers more than 200 rides. It is a great idea to spend some time here with your family.

Golf Chateau

In case skiing and water parks don’t amaze you then you can go golfing. Golf Chateau is the best place for this purpose. The view it offers is just stunning. The lush green area is a treat for the eyes. Golf lovers will simply love this place.

Suchitoto: For Pure Culture, Visit Here

Posted on 19 March 2019 (0)

Suchitoto is the cultural capital of El Salvador. Its colonial vibe with cobbled streets and blue walls makes it seem time has not passed around.

As our BNB was near Centro Arte Para La Paz, we started off our trip with visiting it. You can also find affordable hostels near Centro Arte Para La Paz apart from some decent BNBs and hotels. We went to a steakhouse after that. In the evening, we headed to Lago Suchitlan which is a man-made lake. My kids were delighted to migrated birds and other species. On the way back, we interacted with pedestrians and local shop owners. One lady was generous enough to welcome us in her blue painted house. She demonstrated a cigar rolling process for us. She told she sells one for 10 cents each. At night we hit a blue and jazz bar.

Next day we visited Los Tercios waterfall. You are advised to wear shoes to be comfortable while climbing to the waterfall. We hiked there apart from enjoying the scenic beauty. We observed the hexagonal rocks which were formed out of ancient lava flow years back. We saw how the indigo industry is still present in formations of Suchitoto. In dinner, we tried Pupusas which a traditional Salvadorian delicacy of Suchitoto. It is basically corn tortillas filled with meat, cheese, and veggies and is served with salad. We also tried Chicha, an alcoholic drink made of corn.

We visited Suchitoto Central Park. Parque San Martin has a beautiful garden, our kids Last day we had breakfast at Museo del cafe and took our flight back.

Its colonial architecture makes you fall in love with this place. If you are planning a visit, it is better to visit in February as, during the entire month of February, Suchitoto celebrates Art in various domestic galleries and locate artists.

Soyapango: This Beauty Is A Must Visit In Your Next Vacation

Posted on 08 March 2019 (0)

It is known that before making a trip to any area of El Salvador, you need to dig up history and make sure that area is safe and risk-free. Though some regional attacks and threats keep happening over areas, some cities have maintained harmony and are beautiful not just in the view but also in its soul. One such place is Soyapango. With its huge deep hills and waters, we suggest that Soyapango is a must visit for travelers across the globe. We have made a short list of most famous places and eateries. Make sure you check them out when you go there:

Places to see

 

  • Joya De Ceren

 

We were in for a historical dose, so we landed here! The western and central part of the territory was covered under the thick layer of the volcanic ash. Now the sight is chill inspiring.

 

  • San Andres Ruins

 

It is a great place to visit history. Around 20 years ago the government of the country had first started the Archaeological Park in the San Andres where you can climb on the pyramids to watch the population of the Indigo in the area and also the museum area.

 

  • Meanguera

 

A small but stunning volcanic island, Meanguera, is one of the most breathtaking sights of El Salvador. The calming deep blue water and forest is exactly what you need to unwind yourself in nature.

In abroad we have to spend in a thousand for accommodations. These are a few of the motels which are safe, cozy and cheap. They also offer free Wi-Fi and breakfast. Isn’t that great? Plan your trip soon because the best time to visit this beauty is around January to February when the weather is simply amazing. If you are looking to spend a week here, you won’t be disappointed.

Esteli: A Must Visit In Nicaragua

Posted on 27 February 2019 (0)

Villa de San Antonio de, also recognized as Esteli is a Nicaraguan city and also a municipality with its own collection of cultural and natural attractions. Expanding over an area of 795.7 square kilometers, Esteli is best known for its vast tobacco plantations and supreme quality cigars, making it one of the most significant cigars manufacturing countries in the world. This delightful and beautiful city was recommended to my friend Luke from Florida.  He has had the opportunity to travel many places & said this place is amazing.  He is an avid health conscious person and talks about how CBD products are getting a big boost here.   This area belongs to the Esteli Department and is the second largest city in the northern half of Nicaragua. As it is located almost 844 m above sea level, the city experiences a pleasant climate and is surrounded by pine, oak, walnut forests, mountains, and preserved natural reserves. Even though the place does not lure the best number of tourists, it comprises of some delightful elements like vast plantations, archeological centers, cultural centers, business centers, hotels on budgets, bars and recreational clubs etc along with warm and friendly natives. I would say Esteli is suitable as we were seeking for a place with a pleasant climate, good ambiance, and also some of the natural reserves are open to tourists. Some places to visit/activities we saw in the city were:

  • Tisey Estanzuela Natural Reserve
  • Reserva Natural Miraflor
  • Esteli Waterfall
  • Museo de Historia y Arqueologia Alejandro Davila Bolanos
  • Parque Central
  • Funarte
  • Drew Estate
  • Salto de Estanzuela
  • Artesanias La Esquina
  • El Jalacate
  • Esteli Cigarros factory
  • Leonel Rugama Cultural Center
  • Highland tours

Summing up, Esteli has bits of almost everything that is necessary for a casual, comfortable and simple getaway including waterfalls, cloud forests, historical sites, nightclubs, museums, etc. For anyone looking forward to shopping, Esteli has some fine marble handicrafts and some nearby places also host clay handicraft workshops.

I feel that Esteli has an underrated charm and beauty to it and also turns out to be a guaranteed place to cleanse your minds and create some memories.