Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon, is not commonplace. This is a country where it is illegal to buy cigarettes, where rice is red and Chile are not just a condiment, but the whole dish. It is also a devoutly Buddhist country, where men wear a coat to work, where giant protective penises are painted on the walls of most houses, and where Gross National Happiness is deemed more important than Gross National Product. Tourism in Bhutan is also unique. Celebrity visitors must pay a minimum of U.S. $ 200 per day, which is one of the world’s most expensive countries to visit, but this rate is all inclusive, does not travel in a group and you can arrange your own itinerary. What you will not find in Bhutan is backpacker style independent travel. This is Nepal for the jet in September

First are the locations of the first Buddhist cultural center of Bumthang dzongkhag and the tranquil style of traditional Tibetan culture that sets aside Bhutan as the last remaining great Himalayan kingdom. Then there are the textiles, outrageous trekking and wildlife Phobjika impressive valley. Trashigang is an interesting and also useful to embark on a journey to eastern Bhutan.

It is also a country of surprises. This is not just a country of saints, hermits from another world. Bhutan is halfway between the ancient and modern world these days and find monks transcribing ancient Buddhist texts in computers and traditionally dressed nobles chat on their mobile phones.
If you visit Bhutan, which will become one of the few who have experienced the charm and magic of one of the most enigmatic of the world – the ‘last Shangri La’ – and you will be playing its part in efforts of this kingdom Medieval join the modern world, while firmly maintaining their cultural identity different and surprising. So why spend all the money to come here? Since most of all, Bhutan offers the chance to glimpse another way of living, an alternative vision of what is truly important in life.


copacobanaEveryone has heard of Copacabana, is one of the world’s most famous beaches. Four miles of white sand beach, really amazing, is relatively cheap with regard to their own nightclubs around, the people here are very nice and always convey a pleasant atmosphere. There are hundreds of places where you’ll find a nice atmosphere to enjoy.

Copacabana is home Futvolley, you can enjoy both practicing and just watching. It’s a really fun sport.

Unfortunately, it is also a place where robberies so generously, so it has its very handy item.

Copacabana is the combination of a walk, a very popular beach and tourist. For about four kilometers and extends this walk semicircular shaped beach protected by a chain of buildings, mostly hotels which overlook the ocean and the rest, reaching the mountains, business and apartment houses. The beach is on the Atlantic Ocean coast and extends from the Fort of Copacabana to a solid rock cliff called the Morro do Leme. Behind this hill is the famous Sugar Loaf and the fort across the equally famous Ipanema beach.

Although the promenade and beach are continuous belong to two different neighborhoods, the Copacabana and Leme. That’s why I called the Copacabana Beach, about three miles, and Leme beach, the division occurring in Princesa Isabel Avenue. For our purposes does not make much difference but do not want to offend anyone by omitting this information.

The tour consists mainly of the famous sidewalk with his drawings in waves or waves. In this we see people walking sidewalk and other running. Some sat in the stands taking coconut water or other liquid with the highest percentage of alcohol. Everywhere there are vendors who never tire of offering their goods although few would buy.

Between the sidewalk and the ocean is the famous beach. When we were starting the season and many people were already there during daylight hours. It is an ideal place to meet other people from around the world or to tan. By the way, regarding the locker room, we saw a lot more fabric on the beaches of other countries we have been. There are always exceptions, but what we witnessed was that the control that is advertised both among foreign in Rio.


Simply superlative – this is Bolivia. The nation’s highest, most isolated and most rugged of the hemisphere. It is among the coldest of the earth warmer, the most windy and erotic. Is among the driest, saltiest swampiest and natural landscapes in the world. Although the poorest country in South America (Bolivia and a little child gets tired of hearing this), is also one of the richest in terms of natural resources. It is also the most indigenous country in South America, with over 60% of the population claims indigenous heritage, including Aymara, Quechua, Guarani and over 30 different ethnic groups. Bolivia has it all … except, that is, to the beaches.

This landlocked country has the highest peaks of the Cordillera Real around Sorata and the salt flats of Uyuni hallucinogenic, the rainforests of the Amazon basin and wildlife rich pastures of the Southeast. Incomparable beauty is reflected in its vibrant indigenous cultures, colonial cities such as Sucre and Potosi, and the murmurs of ancient civilizations. This is exactly what attracts visitors, and with good reason. Bolivia is now well and truly on the radar of travelers, opportunities for cultural activities and adventure and exploring off-the-beat-trail have skyrocketed. But while most travelers stick to the beaten track of the Altiplano, there are many things found elsewhere, including the tropical regions of eastern and southern lowlands.

Social and political fronts in Bolivia have been in flux since the appointment of the country’s first indigenous president. Optimism is generally high, especially among the indigenous majority, although many changes are afoot. The protests, marches and demonstrations are a permanent part of the amazing landscape of the country. This is a truly extraordinary. Put on your glasses high altitude, take a deep breath (or three) and live superlatively.


La Paz is dizzying in all aspects, not only for its well-publicized altitude (3660m), but for its peculiar beauty. Most travelers come into this extraordinary city scattered across the plains of the great city of El Alto, an approach that hides the sensational surprises over the valley. The first vision of Peace literally breathless. The buildings of the city, clinging to the sides of the canyon and spill spectacularly downwards. On a clear day, the imposing showy, snowy Mt Illimani (6402m) to the bottom flat.


Good, bad or ugly, everyone has something to say about France and the French: chic, smart, sexy, rude, racist, bureaucratic, bitch like hell, pavements with dog poop key, baguettes that dry by the time eating and a tendency to burn cars is part of the talk on the street. Spice up the boiler with the odd urban riot, political scandal and a 35-hour working week – not to mention a huge box office success of The Da Vinci Code taking over Paris or superstar Angelina Jolie allegedly deciding on a castle Normandy to raise their children, and the international media is all ears as well.

This is, after all, this legendary land of good food and wine, of royal castles and perfectly restored farmhouses, of landmarks known around the world and hidden landscapes few really know. Savour art and romance in the shining capital on the River Seine. View past glorious glow in Versailles. Travel south for Roman civilization and the bright blue Mediterranean; fulfill their fantasies of the jet-set in Nice and Saint-Tropez balsamic. Ski the Alps. Being subtle infusion of language, music and mythology in Brittany brought by fifth century Celtic invaders. Smell ignominy on the beaches of Normandy and the battlefields of Verdun and the Somme. And we know that this is but the tip of the iceberg of the so-called giant French culture.

Yes, that is timeless land that the people have a natural joy of life and know-how – and have done for centuries. But change is underway. France and the French have had enough – and inspired. It is the tip of the tongue of all.


The city long known as La Belle Au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty) is well and truly awake after years of dormancy. The millennium was a major turning point for Bordeaux, when the former mayor, controversial former prime minister Alain Juppé, roused this graceful city, pedestrianization of the boulevards, the restoration of its neoclassical architecture, and implementation of a system high-tech public transport. These days, enhanced by its high-spirited college student population, La Belle de Bordeaux never seems to sleep at all.