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Garmisch – Your German Alps Getaway

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Have you ever visited skiing destinations in Germany? You might not have heard of many and one of the tucked away treasures of this country, high up on the Alps is Garmisch. I was told about the Alps by a friend who owns Maid Clan in Denver.  She told me I should read about it and I did.  Then I decided to make it one of my destinations as I traveled through Germany.

Did you know that Garmisch is home to the highest peak in this country, part of the European Alps, known as Zugspitze. If you thought that the Alps only means France, Switzerland or Austria, think again. German skiing is the best to experience in the town of Garmisch with spell bounding views of the Alps.

I came here by train from Munich which is a one and half hour ride. You might find the journey to this ski town slightly long and tedious but the destination is worth the travel.

Welcome to the Bavarian Ski Destination

This town is located in Bavaria and has hosted the Winter Olympics back in 1936. Every year it sees several winter sports professionals and enthusiasts making their way to this ski town destination. You will find a charming village scene here, complete with ski chalets.

Take Winter Sports Classes

You can plan a winter vacation here and take a course in skiing or skating. There are curling classes as well and many come here to take the opportunity to challenge themselves in learning a new sport. I myself tried my beginner skiing skills here.  If your children love tobogganing, there are so many trails to discover in the mountains here.

Stay at an Igloo Hotel

This is one of the secrets of this place that is not known to many. There is a hidden hotel of igloo make, called Iglu-Dorf which offers a unique stay experience. Made out of snow, you will love visiting this place, even if you simply stop by for a frosty beverage or fondue.

I also discovered Gothic churches here that are historic landmarks as well as a statue of Michael-Ende Kurpark, a famous author of the country.

Istanbul – The City That Rose Again

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Istanbul is one of the incredible cities that after you have taken a tour of can never forget. They say that Istanbul is based where the western and eastern coasts meet. This is by far the most beautiful city I have ever been to, it is breathtakingly gorgeous. The city has been a home to many first ancient men be it Romans or be it the Greeks. Istanbul is both parts of Asia as well as Europe. The city holds a very lengthy and historical context to its monuments and palaces. Istanbul will give you a treat of both the old and the new. Visitors like me will lobe the kind of traditional food that is offered here. The nightlife here is very lively too and there are more than a hundred bars in this city. You will adore exploring this city. Here are some of my recommendations.

Topkapi Sarayi

The palace was first created in the early fifteenth century. In those days, the Sultans ruled over the city. The whole building is made of very beautiful gold and ceramic Islamic arts and crafts. The palace looks so majestic that you will feel that you yourself are the queen or the king. The vibes of the palace are so amazing and lovely, you will be just magnified looking at the beauty. In the building, you can find the rooms of the Sultans and their kids and their royal chamber where all the important meetings were held and the kitchen. The trip of the complete palace is over a six-hour trip and you will be eye shined by looking at all those beautiful jewels and gems from their ancient times.

Blue Mosque

The mosque was created in the early 1600s and the making of the mosque took around almost seven years and turned out to be such incredible beauty. The Muslims were rejoiced and appalled after the mosque was made as it had almost sicced major domes, and apart from this, it is only the Mecca-Medina that had sic domes and was given its seventh dome as a gift. The whole mosque was created with blue pearl ceramics and the white ones. The major elements used inside the mosque was the blue tiles of the Iznik. The shine these tiles had reflects the sunshine on all the inner walls of the mosque when the sun comes up. It is very sublime.

Genoa: Exploring the Culture and History

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Being the 6th largest city of Italy, Genoa attracts a lot of visitors. The port city of Italy has a lot of attracts to check out. It is the illustrious history of the city which makes it so popular among the visitors. If you are in this city for the first time, there are a few attractions that you can check out.

Piazza De Ferrari

It is the main point of attraction in the city. It has to offer different sights. Ask me and I will say that the fountain was the most beautiful aspect of the area. There are many water jets spraying into the central basin. I loved the symmetrical shape that it forms. Around the fountain, you will come across several important buildings. Admire the architecture and don’t forget to throw a coin into the foundation and make a wish.

Porta Soprana

At one point in time, the city used to be popular for its large city wall. It enclosed a large portion of the city. As a matter of fact, it is the longest ones to be found in Italy. A part of the wall still stands erect today as towers and gatehouse of Porta Soprana. I walked to these towers and you will find it to be visible from different parts of the city. It is covered with crenulations and you can click great photographs here.

Piazza Matteotti

Even though it is placed next to Piazza De Ferrari, it is a great location in its own way. I visited the Doges Palace located in this square. What’s great is that there are markets that you can visit and shop. Haggle with the locals and pick a great bargain. I got some souvenirs for my loved ones from here. Here, you will find the Church of Ambrogio.

Geneva: Enjoy a Fantastic Tour with Family

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Geneva, the city filled mounts of chocolate. Truly speaking, I found to this to be an amazing destination for a family vacation. The city is surrounded by the Alps which add to its beauty. After planning for a long time now, I and my family made it to this city. I have to say that it didn’t disappoint. Here are a few attractions that you should not miss out on.

Lake Geneva

This is the largest lake you will come across on Central Europe. The backdrop of Alps is just breathtaking. Once you are near the lake, you will feel like going out an experiencing it. So, I took a boat from Genève-Mt-Blanc’s quay. The beauty of the lake has a significant impact on the beauty of the city. You can either plan for a local tour by boat or take a cruise to Lausanne which is going to last for 3 hours.

Jet d’Eau

At the center of the city, you will find Rhone continuing its course to France, and this is La Rade. Towards the end of the jetty is a monument which is known across the world. I was just amazed to see this beauty. It gushes out 500 liters of water in every second which is propelled to an enormous height of one hundred and forty meters. Go get a closer look but be careful as the plume might divert due to the wind and cause you to get wet.

St Pierre Cathedral

If you want to spend some quiet time then you should visit St Pierre Cathedral. The architecture of the cathedral dates back to 12th century. It was home to John Calvin since 1541. I came to learn that the basilica has been constructed over much older buildings. Amongst this, you will find a basilica that belongs to the 4th century. It is definitely worth visiting.

The Places You Can Visit In Comayagua

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Comayagua is the city in Honduras located about 50 miles northwest from Tegucigalpa. The city is the capital of the Comayagua department of Honduras. Comayagua has got all its beauty from Humuya River near which it is present. There are many places here where you can visit and have some fun time. The top spots of Comayagua are:

Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Comayagua

The Cathedral is also known by the name. The cathedral is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It holds huge importance in the area as well as in Central America as it is the oldest cathedrals in the region built in 1711 and then blessed in 1715.

Villamar Park

It is the park that has something for everyone. The park has dummy animals, swimming pool, and a play zone for kids of different ages. Along with that, the park has some rides. You can come here to enjoy family time. It is one of the major attractions of the city.

“My Little Paradise” Water Parks

During summers ‘My little paradise’ is the hot spot for people of Comayagua. The park has lots of rides for every age group along with pool and other entertainment options. You spend a whole day here and you will not get bored.

Museo Arqueologico

Comayagua has many private houses and because of its locations. It has become a museum of anthropology today. It has got its significance from the sixteenth century to till date and will have its importance in the future as well. These houses were built during 1500 centuries.

Iglesia La Caridad

This construction was built during the end of the 16th century with the purpose of evangelization of Indians, pardos, and mulatos. It is the only open chapel Indians of all Honduras. It is a good place to visit if you want to know something about the history of Comayagua.

Brossard: Fun Things To Experience

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On my trip to Brossard, I found that there are many exciting things to do here. Starting from cultural attractions to historical sites, you will find it all. There is a range of tourist attractions that can interest people of all ages. Here are a few things that you can do when you are in Brossard.

  • Bell Sports Complex

This is a well-known multi-purpose sports center. The immaculately designed structure makes it a tourist attraction. It attracts several amateur athletes and regular tourists all throughout the year. There are two ice rinks, an indoor soccer field, and a licensed restaurant. For me, this the best place to play some of your favorite sports.

  • La Boite a Pizza

Want some information about Brossard? Visit La Boite A Pizza where you will have access to a plethora of information. If you want, you can get a guided tour who will help you to learn more.

  • Westmount Public Library

This is one of the popular places to visit in this city. What is loved about this place was that it was away from the hustle-bustle of the city. The heritage building serves as a great tourist attraction. However, you will have to get tickets to visit this library. Make sure that you get them in advance.

  • Quartier

This is a great place to visit with your family. There is something for everyone to enjoy. I found some original hand-made products here and I bought some as souvenirs. The good thing is that you will get different brands in one place.

  • Skyspa

If you want to feel rejuvenated visit Skyspa. There is enough room for a lot of people. Get a massage and take a thermal bath. You can stay as long as you want to. They have a rooftop where you will be able to enjoy a stunning view.

Winnipeg: What To Do And Where To Go?

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Winnipeg is being appreciated from a long time for its excellent cultural and arts scene. On my visit, I discovered that the resident enjoys an active cultural life. You can visit concerts, ballets, and operas. Believe me, it is the most underrated city in Canada. Here are some of the best things that you can do on your trip to Winnipeg.

  • The Forks

The place where the Assiniboine and Red Rivers join, you will find an entertainment and shopping district called the Forks. It had once been home to the railway repair facility and with time, many buildings have been restored to make room for interesting restaurants, shops, and museums. At Forks Market, you will find vegetable and fruit sellers in the main hall. I tasted the food cooked by the food vendors and I have to say that it was fresh and delicious. Go up the tower in order to get a bird’s eye view of the whole city.

  • Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Canadian Museum for Human Rights is a new addition to the cultural scene of Winnipeg and has become a modern landmark that reflects human rights. It is popular for its incredible design and exclusive concept that present the stories of human rights. There are seven levels and 11 galleries. No doubt, it is a significant cultural institution of Canada.

  • The Manitoba Museum

It is mainly devoted to the natural and human history of Canada. I found the nine galleries displaying the best of what Canada has to offer. I was mesmerized by the display of the vastness of the sky by the Science Gallery and Planetarium.

  • Assiniboine Park and Zoo

Assiniboine is the oldest park that I came across in Winnipeg. The zoo of this park is located inside the ground and you will find a wide array of animals in here. Another attraction of the park is the steam train and Leo Mol Sculpture Garden.

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