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Top 4 places to visit in Cordoba, Argentina
Top 4 places to visit in Cordoba, Argentina

As tourists, it’s easy to think that in every country, the capital city is the one with the best places to see. Nevertheless, there are other big cities that host many places that can be fun or interesting. This is the case of Argentina, even when Buenos Aires is a great destination by itself, Cordoba, the second largest city of the country, has a lot of outstanding places that remark the Argentinean culture and history that makes it worth visiting. If you don’t know where to start on your next visit, then check the top 4 places to visit in Cordoba!

– In the fourth place we can find Los Gigantes. This is an incredible natural park that can be found in the Cordoba Mountains. This place is the best one for those hiking lovers that love to keep in touch with nature. Of course, there’s more than just hiking, like going on a 4by4 off-road adventure, towing service rock climbing or even cave visiting. Animal enthusiasts will go crazy as lizards, condors and even pumas are easy to spot during the walks. The Pampa de Achala is waiting for you in the outer regions of Cordoba.

– The third place of the top goes to the Paseo del Buen Pastor. If you visit this place today, you will never imagine that this once was a prison for women. This is one of the best places in Cordoba to get in touch with Argentinean culture and history as there are tons of activities in the facility that have that purpose. Also, the mix between the shopping area that holds restaurants and bars with the art galleries and exhibits will make you feel nice. Try to visit it when there are concerts scheduled to enjoy the most of it!

– Reaching the second spot, we come to find the Evita Fine Arts Museum. If you wanted to learn about history, you came to the right place here. This museum located in the Ferreyra Palace (near to the place on the first place of our Top) counts with numerous exhibit halls and a garden full of sculptures that have many stories to tell. The museum counts with an incredible book collection that will make literature fans drop their jaw. Beauty and knowledge will be waiting for you there.

– Now, on the top of our list, we get to know the Sarmiento Park. While in the city, this is the best spot to enjoy nature without getting too far from it. There are many activities to do and many more places within the park that will leave you astonished, such as the rose bushes, the fountains and of course, the artificial lake that is the most attractive part of the park. The park is not just about gardens, you can find a variety of restaurants where you can enjoy a nice meal and charge up energies to keep going on your visit.

These are just a few places to visit in Cordoba. Pick one and start your tour!

 

5 Places you must visit if you’re looking for relaxation within a budget
5 Places you must visit if you’re looking for relaxation within a budget

Traveling is often intended to be a getaway from everyday situations and stress, which means relaxation is the key to have a successful trip. Nevertheless, most of tourism sites tend to portray the most exotic (and, of course, expensive) places when someone is looking for the best destinations to relax and budget can be a stressful factor that can sometimes be stressful. But don’t fear, here you have the best 5 destinations that are friendly with your bank account!

Our first place is South Padre Island. Many people won’t believe that Texas holds a great beach destination. This place is located in the southern coast of the state and you might want to avoid it during spring because of its spring break parties, but during the early stages of fall, water is still warm enough to go there and enjoy a bath in the beach, sailing, water parks and even watching the dolphins swim. Water parks and kiteboarding are also a great plan for those who are fan of adventure.

Moving onto a way more exotic place we find Phuket, Thailand. Even when you’re looking for a flight to Thailand and see that it might be far away from being the cheapest destination to fly to, you’ll realize that this is the only step where you will be spending. Phuket has been known for being friendly with on-budget travelers as it counts with a lot of options on splurge accommodations and even low-key ones. The Patong Beach and the Racha Ya Island are between the most popular beach zones.

Next up, in Europe, we come to fin Algarve in Portugal. You’ll get there via the Faro Airport and will fall in love with the quietness of its villages and the emotion of its local parties. It’s a great destination to relax as it doesn’t offer just beach activities but many cultural experiences handed by the locals. You’ll feel in heaven when visiting the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa, the Cabo de Sao Vicente or just with a ride along the coast.

Next up, the Virginia Beach in the United States has been widely recognized for being friendly with those on-budget visitors. It counts with the option of setting up a tent in the camps of the First Landing State Park. If you’re into surfing, you can sign up for some contests during summer or maybe just relax while walking through the precious boardwalk.

Last, but not least, Ocho Ríos in Jamaica, a place where there are many small hotels that offer cheap accommodations and are close to the best local restaurants that offer you all the Caribbean taste. It is close from the beautiful Montego Bay and you can do relaxing activities such as meeting newlyweds on their honeymoon while swimming by waterfalls or hiking through the hills. As one of the most beautiful and budget friendly destinations of the Caribbean, this is a must go.

Relaxation doesn’t need to involve high spending. Choose a destination and plan your trip!

Things you should never leave behind on your trip to Africa
Things you should never leave behind on your trip to Africa

Africa is an incredible tourist destination, it is an exotic continent full of mystery and beauty, its landscapes have a legendary beauty that always leave us wanting for more, this continent is a very popular place for tourist even when it has many countries belonging to third world, there are some issues to face but nothing that cannot be solved with some precautions.

 

Traveling to Africa, living an exotic dream

Africa is more than safaris, it is not only those images and stereotypes that have seen in TV and cinema, it is much more, this continent has modern places and big cities where we can find everything we need or want, its waters offer a lot of fun, adventures and relax, there are many exciting water sports to be practiced there, amazing mountains, parks, etc, you can enjoy the modern Southafrica or the wild and small Malawi, there are something for everyone.

This is a big continent with very diverse climates, and with customs and cultures different from ours so there are some things that you must know before travel, you should do your usual research about your destination, about climate, the season, many areas are very hot, but some places like Morocco have a very cold winter, you also need to know if you’re going in a rainy season or what is considered unappropriated regarding to behavior or clothes.

 

What you need to take to Africa

Hiking shoes, hiking is one of the most popular activities to be done in Africa due the beautiful landscapes everywhere, a good pair of sturdy ventilated shoes will be a great asset for you, they will help you a lot, you also should take with you shower flip flops and sturdy sandals that you can use in the pool or the beach.

About clothes, take light and loose pants and shirts in light colors, the weather in many parts of Africa is very hot and you’ll need some refreshing clothes, a sarong is very useful, that can be used in several ways., remember that revealing clothes is considered unappropriated in many parts of Africa and just take one pair of jeans, they are too heavy and hot, and don´t forget your swimsuit.

Sunglasses, sunscreen, you will love to have any solar protection with you especially if your skin is very white.

Don´t forget your smartphone with small size portable charger, and backup battery, even if you have a good phone take a high quality camera, it worth it.

Power adapter (Universal and Southafrica) this is very important because the plugs and wall socket may be very different and Southafrican plug is not comprehended in universal adapter.

Lifestraw, because you should avoid to drink tap water, it is not safe.

A first aid kit, containing, besides your regular medication, activated charcoal, antihistamine cream, mosquito and bugs repellent, antiseptic cream, band-aid, dramamine, etc. you should also take hand sanitizer and wet wipes with you.

The first things to do after you arrive to your travelling destination
The first things to do after you arrive to your travelling destination

Travelling is a huge pleasure, an amazing experience that we all need to live at least once in a lifetime, our planet is so big and so small at the same time, there are a lot of places to be visited, mother nature has made every part of this world worthy to be seen and enjoyed, there are many different places some of them near to us other far away, but this is also a small world, thanks to the latest technology the most distant destinations are within reach.

You arrived, what to do first

 

Arriving to your destination is exciting, you surely has enjoyed the trip, sometimes the journey is awesome  for itself, but then excitement of it is over and you are in the place you planned to be, you are tired because the trip and the immigration procedures and paperwork, you are in your room and ask to yourself, what do I do first?

 

1- First, you should let your family and friends know you arrived, this could seem a little unpleasant, you just ended the journey and have to write messages or make some calls but it is important, they are probably worried for you and as an additional benefit for your own safety is a good idea keep your relatives informed about your schedule.

 

2- Check your room, exhaustively, check the supplies, the bathroom, the tap fittings, etc., it is better that you find some inconvenient right in that moment than discover the problems when you are tired, finished the day and go to take a shower or sleep

 

3- Unpack  and organize everything, then you will have the rest of the day for all your activities or if you have arrived at night, you will be able to sleep without that preoccupation in your head, put your tempting and expensive stuff out of sight, and not visible from the outside through the open door, in the event that some stranger is passing by and your door is wide open.

 

4- Go for a walk, know the neighborhood, where are interesting stores, restaurants, etc., that will clear your mind after the journey and will fill you with the energy you lost travelling, besides it is a good way to fight the jet lag.

 

5- Get right into vacation, start the fun!, take pictures of everything!, don’t waste time, you will regret it, start with your planned activities, that will help you to fulfill are your goals concerning to your dreamed vacations on time, you will treasure every moment.

 

So, instead of falling sleep just when you have arrived, start the adventure and enjoy your trip.