Lausanne: What to Do and Where to Go?

Posted on 11 May 2019 (0)

Lausanne is on the northern shore of Lake Geneva. The two gorges river cutting through the city and this combines with the steep rise from the shore of the lake. Truly, the city is filled with natural beauty. There are plenty of things that you can do and see here. When you visit Lausanne, here are a few things that you can do.

Lausanne Cathedral

The only cathedral of the city is the Lausanne Cathedral. It was established during the 13th century. Viollet-le-Duc is the one who had designed the present architecture of the cathedral. I came to learn that this was his last big project before he passed away. This cathedral is a sight to marvel.

Ouchy Promenade

Take a walk on the long walkaway present just beside Lake Geneva. This is the best place if you want to spend some quiet time. I visited this place based on a recommendation from an old friend in North Carolina, Sheila, who runs allspotless4u.com. She was right that I just visit and I had a great time. I found a couple and families strolling around. Carry a book, sit down a bench, and just relax. Make sure you position yourself on the lakefront to get the best view.

Place De La Palud

It is a wedged-shaped pedestrian square located just at the heart of the city. The place is dominated by old apartment-like buildings and City Hall. The arcade of the building at the ground floor continues through to this Place de la Louve. Fontaine de la Justice is on the eastern side of the square. The panoramic view of the city from here is just great.

Tour De Sauvabelin

 

The loftiest point of the city is to be found in Sauvabelin. This is actually a viewing tower that is made of wood. It had been constructed in the year 2003. Climbing 151 steps to reach the top is just worth it. From the top, you will be able to view the Alps, Lake Geneva, French Alps, the Vaud Alps, and cityscape, too.

Lisbon: Experience the Incredible Attractions

Posted on 20 May 2019 (0)

Lisbon, the city that is always crowded with tourists, has a plethora of history. Starting from nightlife to the museum, you will be able to enjoy it all. There are so many things to do that you are never going to feel bored. Here are some of the best things that you can do when you are in Lisbon.

Marvel at Torre De Belem

Being at Lisbon, missing out on this attraction would have been a mistake. The architecture of the building is truly unique. It stands over the mouth of the river Tagus. It is an iconic feature of the city. As a matter of fact, it might have been the last sight that Vasco da Gama would have noticed while he ventured out in the Atlantic Ocean.

Ride Tram 28

Just like the United States and San Francisco, this city is also popular for the historic tram lines. Tram 28 is iconic which makes its way through the cobbled streets of the city into old Alfama district for decades now. Our journey in the tram started from Graca’s palm-spotted hills and comes to an end beneath the Estrela Basilica’s beautiful dome. I discovered several-year-old history while you pass through the magical castles and palaces along the route.

Tour Alfama District

Alfama District is the oldest part of this city. It dates back to Moors of Africa. The alleys and the winding street forming the district are surely worth a tour. While you stroll, you can take a look at the great cathedrals. The most beautiful one that I came across is the Lisbon Cathedral.

Take a Trip Sintra

This city is only a half an hour drive from Lisbon. I took a day trip. However, if you want, you can also spend one or two in here. It is placed high up among the Mountains of the Moon.

Villahermosa: Exploring The Best Attractions

Posted on 01 February 2019 (0)

Villahermosa is on the banks of Rio Grijalva. The modern and bustling city took my breath away. I found the city to have a unique character and personality.  Situated at the center of Downtown, it is surely the best getaway to the well-known attractions of the city. If are planning to take a trip to Villahermosa, here is a small guide to check out the best attractions.

  • Visit Zona Remodelada

Also, known as La Zona, it is also known as the most popular tourist destination. I found a plethora of attractions here. At the Northern end, you can check out Parque Juarez. In the evening, there are crowds that gather for a meeting and for chit-chat. La Casa Siempreviva is an attractive building that you will find in the locality that is painted in purple and pink.

  • Check out the Plaza De Armas

It is also known as Main Square and is situated in Historic Center of Villahermosa. Diego de Quijada had founded 1564 the city. The building had been remodeled many times. Thus, there has been significant original appearance. Recently, it had been remodeled in 2011. The plaza covers an area of 13,500. You will find dancing mountains, water mirror, and stages for performance. The flowers pots with beautiful flowers add to the beauty of the place.

  • Relish seafood in La Cevicheria

La Cevicheria is a stellar seafood place that is situated over a river from the center of the city. Travelers love to visit this place because of the mural that is to be found inside the restaurant. I loved this place because of its friendly and amazing vibe. It is a busy and chaotic that has gained popularity because of serving the best palatable food. The tacos you get in this restaurant are simply yummy.

Victoria: Explore The Charming City

Posted on 23 January 2019 (0)

Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia is sheltered by the mountains. The simply loved the mild climate of the city. Gardens and parks in the city are filled with flowers all-round the year. It is perfect for a long getaway for a weekend trip. There is plenty to keep you busy. Take a quick look at some of the things that you can do when you are in the city.

  • Royal British Columbia Museum

This provincial museum is located in between the Fairmont Empress Hotel and the Parliament Buildings. The museum is home to cultural and natural history in Canada. The three-dimension sites were a treat to my eyes. I took a walk through the rainforest and checked out the animals on the beaches. You will the replica of the ship which brought Captain Vancouver to the shore. At the Thunderbird Park, you will find some house poles and carved memorial.

  • Fairmont Empress Hotel

This is one of the best-loved landmarks of Victoria. The hotel has been designed by Francis M. Rattenbury. When I entered the huge lobby of this luxurious hotel, it appeared like I am journeying back to a time prior to the First World War. Here, the afternoon tea is served in excellent style. At the north side extension of the hotel, I came across a collection of many miniature scenes depicting the miniature world.

  • Butchart Gardens

Do not forget to visit the Butchart Gardens located at Brentwood Bay of Saanich Peninsula. The wife of a rich quarry owner, Jennie Butchart had started laying out the fragrant garden. It covers 20 acres of land. The rose garden, the sunken garden, Italian garden, and the Japanese garden are the best. You will also find fountains and pools in this garden. There are some exotic plants which are used for musical performances.

Monterrey: Explore The Top Rated Tourist Attractions

Posted on 15 January 2019 (0)

Ask me, and I will say that Monterrey is one of the most underrated cities. Just dig below the bad reputation and you will find a lot of hidden gems. Monterrey has retained its amazing old-Spanish atmosphere and the narrow alleys, the picturesque patios, and flat-roof houses. Read and find out some of the best things that this city has to offer.

  • The Macroplaza

This is the 4th largest public square of the world. The Macroplaza of Monterrey was the best place to start my tour because it is close to a majority of the tourist places. This covers an area of 99 acres and has a garden to linger. The easiest and popular landmark of the place is the Lighthouse of Commerce. This looks spectacular at night as dazzling light come out of the structure across the city. Other features that you will find here are Neptune Fountain and Heroes’ Esplanade.

  • The Museum of Contemporary Art

MARCO or The Museum of Contemporary Art had been opened in the year 1991. It stands at Gran Plaza. I take great interest in Mexican so this was a must-visit for me. Apart from the great temporary exhibition, MARCO also has a permanent collection of pieces of modern art from around the country. As a matter of fact, the building is a piece of art.

  • Santa Lucia Riverwalk and Fundidora Park

Take a pleasant walk in Monterrey along Santa Lucia Riverwalk. The surprising thing about this is that it is a man-made river which is 3 kilometers long. It connects Macroplaza to Fundidora Park. While walking, you will come across many interesting sculptures, architectural highlights, and fountains. The best way to have fun is to walk along Fundidora Park and check out the attractions prior to heading to Marco Plaza in a boat.