The Port of Spain-Trinidad and Tobago are two islands in the Caribbean Sea united into one state. They offer tourists unforgettable challenges – from strolling through the rain forest below cramped waterfalls, visiting deep caves, beautiful white sandy beaches with thousands of turtles or kayaking through wild island landscapes. It is home to over 600 species of butterflies, 450 species of birds, various reptiles and other animals. Asa Wright Nature Center is the world’s most famous bird watching destination. Carnival celebrations here are not strictly limited to the time of the carnage. Festivals like Hindu Diwali or Muslim Eid Ul Fitr are happening. A popular instrument is a steel pan-local metal instrument similar to a drum. A popular hotel is the Hyatt Regency Trinidad Hotel in Port of Spain. http://www.asawright.org
Addis Abeba (Ethiopia) -Ethiopia has a pleasant climate and the worst internet connections. The biggest trump card is historic sites and natural beauties. Africa’s largest outdoor market is called Mercato and is located in Addis Abeba. Near the town are the 13th-century Debra Libanos Monastery and the enchanting scenery around the Blue Nile Gorge. The waterfalls are 50 meters high and 400 meters wide. A boat ride on Ethiopia’s largest lake (Lake Tana) is recommended. On the islands in the lake are the monasteries of Ura Kidanemeheret and Azwa Mariam. It is worth a visit to the African Camelot or the Gondar-Ethiopian capital of the 17th century, and to see the magnificent murals in Debra Berhan Selassie Church. The holiest site of Ethiopian orthodox Christianity is Axum with the ancient tombs and remains of Queen Saba’s palace. Tigray is known for its rock-carved churches and more than 120 ancient monasteries. Lalibela is an African vision of a paradise-building wonder full of hidden crypts, caves and a church carved in stone. The 2500 lunar temple is located in Yehi, which is also the oldest Ethiopian building. It is necessary to hike here while in some parts of the road you can use mules.
Vientiane (Laos)orange-clad Laos priests, golden temples, river islands and picturesque villages in the middle of the rice fields connecting the Mekong River are somewhat unjustly neglected Asian destinations. Vientiane is one of the smallest capital cities in the world. Here is the Wat Sisaket – a temple full of frescoes and a Buddha statue, the former royal seat of Haw Pha Kaew, and the Pha That Luang – Buddhist golden roof pagoda – are very lavish examples of traditional architecture. It’s a special experience to drive along the Mekong River to Pak Ou caves filled with thousands of Buddha statues, visit Khone Phapheng — the largest waterfall in Southeast Asia, home to several thousand islands, or visit the Pitcher Field with hundreds of stone vessels over 2000 years old. You should try rice wine or buy some silk.
Rome, Italy-Gastro-expedition in spring according to Rome’s trattoria is a special experience. Armando Al Pantheon has been around for over 50 years and is known for cooking experiments with oriental spices in Italian dishes. Mondi on Flaminia Street offers homemade small cakes with fruit toppings, while Il Quagliaro in the eastern, working part of town is famous for its quail. Andreotti maritozzi con la panna offers sweet pastries with whipped cream.
Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt area in the world. It’s a plateau that has 10,582 square miles. It is located in southwestern Bolivia near the city of Uyuni among the peaks of the Andes. It is located at an altitude of 3656 meters. The Salar surface, made of almost petrified salt, is several meters thick. The assumption is that it contains more than ten billion tons of salt. This is one of the busiest places in the Bolivian Andean Plateau (Altiplan). It is the habitat of several species of pink flames and many Andean geese. There are several lakes (saline and freshwater) on the plateau. Due to occasional flooding, shrubs and fields of enormous cacti have grown over time, growing one inch a year. Numerous hotels have been built in the area, including the so-called polar saltwater hotels built from hard blocks of salt.
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