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Mexico

Marveling at a Mayan Palace 1300 years old, Palenque as parrots scream and howler monkeys growl in the emerald jungle, sweating around you. This is Mexico. Slip of a sandy beach surrounded by palm trees and turquoise waves of the Pacific warm in Puerto Vallarta. This, too, is Mexico. Dinner on salmon enchiladas and chrysanthemum salad at a fusion restaurant in Mexico City, dancing all night at a local high-energy Guadalajara, kayaking at dawn past a colony of sea lions in Baja California – all these are unique experiences in Mexico. Each visitor goes home with their own unforgettable images. Such a big country, halfway between temperate and tropical zones, reaching 5 kilometers into the sky and extends over 10,000 km from its coast, a city of 19 million people at its center and a myriad of small people around the world, can not fail to offer a variety of options for the human adventure.

Mexico is what we do. Its billions of dollars from the tourism industry is adept at satisfying those who like their travel easy. But the adventure is what undoubtedly will if you take a few steps out of the way pre-packaged. Activity based tourism, ecotourism, community tourism and real – the kind that actually helps preserve the local environment – are developing rapidly in rural areas. The opportunities to get to spectacular wild places in Mexico and interaction with local communities are bigger than ever – canyoning world class near Monterrey or cooking lessons in the Veracruz area of ​​hiking the cloud forests in Oaxaca and snorkeling in the coral reefs of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Planning your first trip to Mexico? Be prepared for more crowds, noise, bustle and the poverty of what we’re used to, especially if it’s your first trip outside the developed world. But do not worry – most Mexicans will be more than happy to help you feel at home in their country. Invest a little time before you go on learning, even just a couple of Spanish phrases – every word I know to make your trip a little easier and more enjoyable.

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Before Cancun and Ixtapa, Acapulco was the original city of the parts of Mexico. With stunning yellow beaches and nightlife of 24 hours, which was called. “Pacific Pearl” During its heyday, Acapulco was the playground for the rich and famous as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland, John F. . Jacqueline Kennedy and his wife honeymooned here. It was immortalized in films like Fun in Acapulco Elvis TV at sea.

Palau

The Republic of Palau is inimitable. Most tourists who come here like to spend their time underwater, Palau is one of the most spectacular in the world of diving. It has coral reefs, blue holes, wrecks in war, hidden caves and tunnels, steep vertical over 60 to play with, and a surprising range of corals, fish and rare creatures of the sea. There are also some direct miracles of evolution, giant clams that weigh a quarter ton, for example, and a lake full of 21 million softly pulsating, stingless jellyfish.

But you do not have to get wet to enjoy Palau. In the land of the republic includes the richest flora and fauna of Micronesia: exotic birds want around the islands, crocodiles glide through mangroves and orchids sprout profusely in the backyards. The archipelago of Palau is diverse, encompassing the polyglot state of Koror, the beautiful rocky islands, the second largest island of Micronesia, Babeldaob (land that PT forgot?), Peleliu, once ravaged by war, now just stunning, quiet, small Angaur, coral atolls and Kayangel Ngeruangel, and the remote islands of the South-West.

Stir in some of the most sociable of Micronesia (and responsible) people, and it is not surprising that parts of the palace known as the “principle of everything,” a template of the rest of the world would do well to follow.
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On this responsibility: Palacio love a good acronym, socially conscious, and can be seen everywhere on signs and billboards, as “WAVE – all kinds of customers with enthusiasm” or “STARS – Initiate treatment of symptoms associated with alcohol. ” You could find yourself in this game, too. And maybe get to the same conclusion as us, that the name of this country itself is an acronym: “Palau Islands: Lovely and unique.”

Japan

When you hear the word “Japan”, what do you think? Does your mind fill with images of ancient temples or futuristic cities? Voices visions of mist-shrouded hills or lightning-fast high-speed trains? Do you think dress dresses or kimono geisha-business-CLAD? Whatever image you have of Japan is likely to be necessary because it is all there. But it also may have some misconceptions about Japan. For example, many people believe that Japan is one of the most expensive countries in the world. In fact, it is cheaper to travel to Japan in much of North America, Western Europe and parts of Oceania. Others think that Japan is impenetrable or even downright difficult. The fact is that Japan is one of the easiest countries to travel. It is simply a place that will remind you why he began to travel in the first place.

If traditional culture is yours, you can spend weeks in cities like Kyoto and Nara, gorging yourself on temples, shrines, kabuki, O (stylized dance-drama), tea ceremonies and museums filled with treasures of the rich Japan’s artistic heritage. If modern culture and technology is your thing, the cities of Japan are an absolute wonderland – an easy look at the future of the human race, complete with trend-setting cafés and fabulous restaurants. Outside the cities, natural wonders found throughout the archipelago. From coral reefs of Okinawa in the ski resort of Niseko, Japan has more than enough natural wonders to compete with its cultural treasures. Then there’s the food: if it is impossible fresh sushi in Tokyo, perfectly battered tempura in Kyoto, or a bowl of ramen in Osaka abundant, if you’re going to love Japan.
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However, for many visitors, the true highlight of his visit to Japan is the kind hospitality of the Japanese themselves. Whatever your image of Japan, which undoubtedly exists somewhere in the archipelago – and is waiting for you to discover!

Travel to Fiji

travel to fijiIt is believed that the first inhabitants of the island came from Southeast Asia long before the Europeans in the seventeenth century discovered. Despite the beauty of its shores was not until two centuries later when starting definitively established here frequent trips Fiji by the aristocratic classes more adventurous.

These were the times that were formed as colonies of the British Empire until 1970, Queen Elizabeth II granted independence. However she was reigning there indirectly, a situation that changed in 1987 when a coup established a republic which has now been replaced by democratic normality.

In Fiji travel can be seen as the natives have managed to retain many of the traditional art forms including some popular folklore customs. Even the Christian missions, so destructive to colonized cultures have been able to eliminate many of the aspects of this cultural village, at the same time has adapted to the demands of tourism.

Travelers find here endless activities and attractions between what stands are those practiced outdoors as is the case of snorkeling, diving, windsurfing, rafting or sailing.

Especially in the first two cases, what they do is more popular coral reef environment is offering to its shores for the fans of this sport one of the most beautiful seascapes in the world.

However, surfing, a sport rife among those who love water sports, is rare here as these coral reefs are rare cause the breakers suitable for surfing. Still, there are some highlights in the islands centers Mamanucas where good waves and where are the sports fans.