Sherbrooke: Explore The Beauty Of The City

I wasn’t so sure about planning a trip to Sherbrooke but as I set foot in the city, it completely changed my mind. The lovely city of Sherbrooke has a long history. The lush green spaces of the city offer me the peace of mind that was looking from. It is a perfect getaway from the bustling city life. The natural attraction along with the cultural and heritage sites makes it just perfect for a holiday. To spend some quality time in the city, there are a few things that you should not miss out on.

  • Get an Adrenaline Rush

Mout Bellevue Park is perfect for visiting any time of the year. It is sure to give you an adrenaline rush. The highest points of the park 333 meters and it is the largest park in the city. If you want to go hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, or even cross-country skiing, you can avail the 30-kilometer trail. If you are visiting during the summer months, you can go for tubing in water.

  • Admire the Art

Museum of Fine Arts is the best destination for art lovers. I was truly impressed by the permanent collection. It displays the works of different artists from Eastern Township of Quebec. Visit and marvel at the art. At the first two levels, you will find traveling exhibition while in the third you will find works by regional artists.

  • Get to Know about Natural Diversity

Nature and Science Museum of Sherbrooke has more than 65,000 specimens and objects for displaying the province’s flora and fauna. I found minerals, animal fossil, plant fossil, and scientific instruments displayed here. There are some archaeological artifacts to check out. The museum holds special exhibitions from time to time. Go to the boutique if you want to get some souvenir for your loved ones.

Saskatoon: Unique Things To Be A Part Of

One of the most visited and talked about the destination of Canada in Saskatoon. The city thrives as a progressive metropolis. What enthralled me about this city is the array of activities it has to offer. Here, I came across a bustling nightlife, outdoor spaces, local eateries, and river trails. The city experiences coldest winter and hottest summer. Here are some of the activities you can be a part of when you are in this city.

  • Shop at the Farmer’s Market

Do you like prairies? Don’t forget to visit the farmer’s market. The largest and the oldest one I came across in the province. Presently, the market has extended beyond farmers. It now has made a place for crafters, artisans, and also special food makers. The market comes live on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. While I was here, I enjoyed a great lunch and wandered around the market.

  • Go for a ride on horse drawn carriage

There is nothing better than taking a ride on a horse-drawn wagon on a summer day. You will get a view of the river and the city. I took a downtown tour, starting with Bess borough Hotel and proceeding on to Saskatchewan River. However, you can avail the rides from the months of May to September.

  • Spend some time at the Wanuskewin Park

The Aboriginal heritage of the city is incredible. You can explore various cultural sites and parks. Get to know about the history of the province from these cultural sites. This park has archaeological sites that harbor pyramids from Egypt. There is proof pointing out to the settlement of the race more than 6,000 years before. I was witness to a wonderful cultural program organized by the park. You can also be a part of archaeological lectures and story time.

Matamoros: What To Do And Where To Go?

Matamoros where culture, history, and modernity are comes together. All throughout the city, I found well-maintained structures from the 19th century. Some of these have been converted into schools, auditoriums, and museums. Even though this is an unexplored city, there are various attractions that you will come across. Here is a small guide to the best attractions to look out for.

  • Nuestra Senora del Refugio

This is a cathedral that was developed in 1833. Since then it has undergone many renovations because of the damage caused by the natural forces. The tower of the cathedral had been destroyed by a hurricane. The final restoration was done in 1987. Inside the cathedral, I came across a replica of the Pieta sculpture of the Vatican. This had been made by Michelangelo Buonarroti, the genius. It is the biblical representation of Mother of God embracing Jesus’ lifeless body.

  • Museum of Mexican Agrarianism

The museum has been built on the land where the first land distribution of Mexico took place. This is a unique museum having a display of modern vignettes with an enormous collection of natural tools which had been used in previous times along with several historical weapons.

  • Fort Casamata Museum

This building is only one of its kind to thrive in this city. Fort Casamata Museum showcases things that speak of the development and the origin of Matamoros. I found that it also depicts the military action that happened there. Apart from this, I came across an outdoor area for events, an archive, a café, and also a souvenir shop.

  • Cross House

The French style building is quite important for the Matamoros resident since it is only structure of its type in the city. Meliton Cross was the first owner of the property. He decorated this place in an elegant manner.  

Three Top Attractions in Jakarta

Do you love beauty and elegance? You should then consider visiting Jakarta. This capital city of Indonesia has a lot of attractive sites. It is a modern city found on the beautiful island of Java. If you love museums and art, Jakarta is the place you need to visit. Jakarta is the largest city in Indonesia. Its modern architecture will make you think that you are not in Asia. Below are three must-see attractions in Jakarta.

  1. The Jakarta National Monument

The Jakarta national monument is so outstanding that you can see it from anywhere in the city. The structure is 132 meters high and was built to commemorate the Indonesian’s struggle for independence. You can choose to admire the architecture from the ground or climb all the way to the top. At the top, you can see almost every corner of the city. This structure is held dear by many Indonesians because it represents their cohesiveness. Do not miss to enjoy its breathtaking beauty at night brought about by its excellent light works.

  1.  The Taman Mini Indonesia Park

If it is your first time to be in Indonesia, you need to explore the culture and history of this great country. The Taman Mini Indonesia Park is the place you should start your tour. It is so enormous because it occupies an area of 250 acres. You will enjoy a ride on a cable car as you transverse this attractive site. You can later visit traditional theatres and IMAX Cinema Theater where you can watch the latest movies. Taman mini-park is a must visit for you in Jakarta if you have time. This park is frequented by many locals as well.  

  1.  The Indonesian National Gallery

The Indonesian national gallery is an ideal place to visit if you have an interest in the culture of the Indonesian people. There are many spacious halls adorned with thousands of artwork done by great Indonesia artists. You will enjoy fabulous artwork by Roden Saleh and Nyoman Lempad. There are contemporary sculptures done by very young people which can also interest you in this gallery.

  1.  The Kata Tua (Jakarta Old Town)

The Jakarta old city is also known as the old Batavia. Kata Tua is so rich in the history of Indonesia that you do not want to miss. Everywhere you go in this town, you will notice the spectacular style of the buildings done centuries ago. The most of essential museums in Indonesia are found here. You will also realize that the majority of the buildings in this city were built by colonialist and later converted to museums. Although some of the structures are in a sorry state, their repair is opposed because they are being considered for world heritage protection.

Conclusion

Jakarta boasts of a rich mix of cultures. You can find Japanese, Chinese, Malay, Indians and even Europeans. This mixture of foreign groups has not diluted the original culture of the indigenous inhabitants. This makes Jakarta the best city to visit in Indonesia.