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Prince Edward Island: Explore the Smallest Province of Canada

A small trip to Prince Edward Island gave me the idea that even a small province like this can offer so much to a tourist. Take a weekend trip and you are going to have so much fun. Starting from parks to bridges, you will get it all. In case you are planning on visiting Prince Edward Island anytime soon, here are a few things that you can check out.

Greenwich Provincial Park

I came across many provincial parks in the city. However, the best one was the Greenwich Provincial Park. Visit this park to take a walk. The scenery is just beautiful. You can also go for a bike ride. The Gulf of St. Lawrence is a walk away. You will find the floating boardwalk that makes its way through the wetlands.

Lobster Supper

Visiting Prince Edward Island and not having lobster would have been a huge mistake. The authentic lobster dish served in the restaurants here is just lip-smacking. Almost every restaurant in the province serves this dish. It is one lobster dish that I am never going to forget. The fresh taste of the lobster still lingers in my mouth.

Bridge to New Brunswick

The bridge that connects the city to New Brunswick is a sight to marvel at. This is called the Confederation Bridge. Before this had been constructed ferry used to be the only way into the island. It will take about 12 minutes to drive across this bridge. The view from the bridge is just a treat to the eyes.

Peake’s Wharf

You should not miss out on this at all. If you love to walk along the waterfront while you visit gift stores, buy some t-shirts, and have some ice-cream, this is just the place for you. I collected some souvenirs for my family and friends from the gift shops here.

Porto Velho: What to do and Where to Go?

Do you love listening to samba? Then you need to visit Porto Velho. This is a small but lively city. It is not much popular among the tourists. However, a visit to the city made me realize that it has more to offer than meets the eye. If you want to visit Porto Velho and derive the maximum fun then you need to check out the list given below.

Check Out Mercado Cultural

In order to have some fun, I visited Mercado Cultural. Music is played by some talented professionals and you can grab some delicious food here. Apart from this, marvel at the architecture of the building. It is simply great. It can be said that it is an exhibition of the city’s history. I had some good time here.

Visit Palacio Getulio Vargas

Visiting this place might be difficult but it is not impossible. This is because it is the most crowded. It has now been turned into a museum. I came to learn about the history of the city here. Also, the building has incredible architecture.

Spend Some Time at Cais Do Porto Velho

Do you want to get away from the bustling life of the city and spend some quiet time? Cais do is the place to be. The expanse of the river-front park offers a stunning. If you want, you can take a walk around the park. Click some photos to take some memory back home. I also availed the boating facility that is available here.

Explore the Beach of Porto Velho

Do not miss out on the miss. This is a great place for tourists. The bright sunlight is just perfect for sunbathing. Stroll around the beach or take a dip in the water. Stay back till sunset as the view during this time is just ethereal.

Porto De Galinhas: Explore the Beach Town

Being a beach lover, I have a strong affinity for the different beach towns of Brazil. Porto de Galinhas is one such town. It is a popular town of Pernambuco. The wild nature and the warm captured my heart, the moment I set foot in the city. There are many places to check out during your visit. Let’s take a look at some of these.

Praia De Muro Alto

This is one of the best beaches in this town. The blue water against the green background offers an excellent view. There are natural pools and reefs. It is nothing less than a paradise. I took a dip in the water as it is calm. You can stay close to the beach as there are many resorts and hotels available here.

Praia Da Vila

This is another beach that will blow your mind. My friend John who works near the Jefferson Memorial back in Washington DC had told me about it and recommended I visit when I got here.  I was not disappointed!  It is located at the heart of the town and has natural pools for swimming. There are some lined up restaurants on the beach where you will be able to grab delicious seafood. Spend the day on the beach soaking in the sun. I had a great time relaxing on the beach.

Engenho Massangana

This is actually a complex of buildings including a chapel that had been constructed in the 19th century. During that time, it used to the base of the economy of the town. Joaquim Nabuco used to live here when he was a child. It gets its name from the nearby river.

Maragogi

To visit this beach, I left early in the morning. You have to take a catamaran to arrive on the golden coast of Alagoas. It is important to visit when there is low tide. So every early morning it can be considered to be the best time. The turquoise blue water was a treat to the eyes.

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.