Xalapa: Explore The Hub Of Art And Culture

Xalapa: Explore The Hub Of Art And Culture

Xalapa is also known as Athens of Veracruz. It has become in recent times because of the art, culture, and food. In this vacation, I planned to visit this unexplored and overlooked part of Mexico. And I have to say that I wasn’t disappointed. Starting from mountainous terrain to museums, I found everything. If you are in Mexico, make sure that you stop by Xalapa. Here are points of interests in this city.

  • Visit Xalapa Anthropology Museum

No doubt, Xalapa is a cultural hub that is quite evident when you visit the Anthropology Museum here. It is known to have the largest collection when it comes to artifacts from the cultures of Mexican gulf like Huastec, Olmec, and Totonac. It has more than 25,000 pieces which date back to 1300 BC. I also came across a large garden. If you love history, you are surely going to love this den of Mexican cultures.

  • Explore Parque De Los Tecajetes

Are you looking for a green oasis in Xalapa? The Parque De Los Tecajetes is just the ideal escape. The natural park that appears like the jungle has rustic paths, freshwater spring, and stone aqueducts. For me, it was the best place to spend the afternoon.

  • Visit Jardin Botanico Francisco Javier Clavijero

Jardin Botanico Francisco Javier Clavijero, the botanical garden of Xalapa is home to over 700 species. This makes it one of the most diverse and richest micro-ecosystem that you will find in Mexico. It displays the biodiversity of Mexico. Also, there are plants which you will find all across the country. Cyclades Greenhouse, the picturesque attraction is the prime attraction of the botanical garden. This is just the ideal place to take a photo at the end of your trip.

Yellowknife: What To Do And Where To Go?

Yellowknife: What To Do And Where To Go?

The Aurora capital of North America is situated at the most remote and scenic part of Canada. The combination of natural wonders and contemporary features captured my heart. Here are great things that you can be part of when you are in Yellowknife.

  • Aurora Village

Want to get a breathtaking view of Yellowknife? Take a trip to the Aurora village. This is only a half-an-hour drive from the city. I had a great experience here even if it had been too cold. This is because of the hospital nature of the local people and the warmth that they offer.

  • Cameron Falls Trail

This is a popular trail and attracts many visitors. The trail will lead you to the suspension bridge. The view of the waterfall was nothing but breathtaking. It is great for the eyes. Go for sightseeing, hiking, and picnicking. It covers a distance of 1.2 kilometers.

  • Old Town

Yellowknife’s Old Town will give you an experience of the dirty 30s. During this era, the minors created pitched tents and wooden shacks. Some other interesting sights are Peace River Flats and Latham Island. I got a complete feel of the vintage atmosphere. Near the shoreline, you will find fish outfitters, feature tours, and many eateries. I didn’t miss out on the ride in the float plane which took me on a fishing trip.

  • Frame Lake Trail

This trail covers a distance of seven kilometers. This trail is preferred by all visitors and is right in the middle of the city. It offers many interesting sights. The trial will lead you to the Prince Wales Museum and also the city hall. Also, in the western half of the trail, you will find local wildlife, rocky outcrops, and swampland. The wildlife consists of muskrats, foxes, waterfowl, and coyotes.

Kitchener: What To Do And Where To Go?

Kitchener: What To Do And Where To Go?

Kitchener is usually neglected by a lot of tourists. However, this lesser-known city has a lot to offer. Since it is in close proximity to Toronto, I made it a point to visit this city on my trip to Toronto. Let’s take a look at the things that you should do when you are in Kitchener.

  • Visit the museum

Want to visit a fun museum? The Museum in Kitchener is all about having fun. If you are on a vacation with kids, this is a must-visit. Children can hone their graffiti skills on the wall, make a fort, or create an animation film. The museum holds a permanent and temporary exhibition which makes it more fun to visit.

  • Drink your heart out

Drinking is the most preferred pastime in Kitchener. I visit the world largest Oktoberfest outside Berlin, held in the city. It is called the Bavarian festival and lasts for 9 days. The primary theme of the festival is drinking endless glasses of beer.

  • Travel back in time

I visited Doon Heritage Village to travel back in time. The live history covered in 24 hectares of the area gives you an idea about how life had been like in this area. Take a walk around the village. The staffs are dressed in costumes from those periods and there are barns and other buildings that you can check out. I came across a grocery store, post office, and also a harness shop.

  • Go skiing

Professional or a beginner, you can go skiing when you visit the city of Kitchener. Chicopee Ski Club has eleven runs with different levels. It is open all year round. So, even if I visited during summer time, I could go hiking or mountain biking. You can also play tennis and volleyball here.

Getting Hitched In Tahiti

Getting Hitched In Tahiti

Most ladies dream about their wedding from the time they are small girls. The dress they will wear that day, how the cake will look like, and the flowers that they will hold or use to decorate and the kind of man that they will marry etc.

Walking on a sandy beach with the cool breeze blowing your hair, the blue waters near you to witness this great moment in your life is a lifetime opportunity.

Some places that could make your wedding in Tahiti even more special are like,

The four seasons Bora Bora

Expect to have impeccable service if you decide to choose this resort to have your nuptials. There is a chapel that will take your breath away with the glass windows that allows you to see the enchanting lagoon as you say I do. You could opt to get married on the Catamarans, what a way to start your life together. The four seasons in Bora Bora is a unique place.

The Intercontinental Resort

You are met with views that will make you or your guest’s jaws drop open. You are at a viewing distance of Mount Otemanu. The chapel has a glass floor that allows the fishes to swim underneath your feet as say your vows. If you wed at the Intercontinental Resort be sure to have photos or a wedding video that will make your friends green with envy.

Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa

To get to the island, it will take you approximately 50 minutes on the ferry. They pay attention to detail, and the best part is they are a bit pocket-friendly compared to the other resorts. There is a wedding planner on the grounds, and they would make it so much easier for your big day to be successful without you going nuts.

Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach and Private Island

If your dream is to have a very intimate and private wedding, then this would be an ideal place for you.

You and your small wedding party will use a boat to get to the island where the ceremony will be above the lagoon. What would beat such a location?

Legends Resort Moorea.

The resort has an outstanding vantage over the blue waters. It is also budget friendly because of the large villas which family and friends can share. This is the resort where La Villa Des Sens restaurant stands and has a reputation of being the best in Tahiti.

ST Regis Bora Bora resort

This resort gives you a choice whether to have your wedding nuptials on the beach or the green manicured lawns. The scenery can take your breath away.

With all these locations and more who wouldn’t want to say I do in Tahiti?