Rostov-on-Don – Experience the Fun Things to Do

Rostov-on-Don – Experience the Fun Things to Do

Rostov-on-Don is situated along the banks of the river Don. I found this city to be great for a leisurely holiday. There are some beautiful places that you can wander around, especially during the summer time. There are so many things that you can do that you are never going to get bored. Take a look at the fun things that you can do when you visit Rostov-on-Don.

Stroll Around Pushkin Street

The primary promenade of the downtown area is the Pushkin Street. It has been named after Alexander Pushkin. The street is filled with café, restaurant, and bars. This is a great place to relax on a weekend.  I also visited the State Public Library on a recommendation from my friend Mark who runs a janitorial services company in Arlington.  He loves the Library of Congress in DC & suggested this library to visit.  So glad to do so as it is rich in history and much to learn for sure. It is one of the biggest libraries to be found outside Moscow.

Travel to the Embankment

Want to explore the view of the river? How it is strolling the embankment. Since I visited in summer, I was able to catch street performances. There are activities that you can take part in. if you want, you can also go for a boat ride. The best thing about this place is the disco boat where you can dance throughout the night.

Taste Local Food at the Central Market

This is the regional market. You will fresh vegetables, meat, ice-cream, sweet, and some delicacies from Georgia and Korea. Even though you might not find touristy souvenirs, this place is worth a visit.

Visit Local Gardens and Parks

I found several beautiful parks around the city filled with natural beauty. A walk along the Pushkin Street will take you to some green spaces. Other places are to be found near Bolshaya Sadovaya Street. You can relax or take a walk in this park. If you are visiting with family, you can spend some quality time with them at here.

 

Essaouira – The Ranger City

Essaouira – The Ranger City

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The city is one of the finest and composed cities I have ever been to. Centuries ago the city was ruled by the French rulers and that is why the architecture of the city represents the same. The city over time has housed many musicians and hippies all around, who used to perform and moved along. With so many explorers overtime in the city, it became a popular destination for the ones who just would like to wander around the streets and just spend their time exploring. There are several water bodies that are hosted by the city and along with them are famous for providing some exceptional water sports.

The Ramparts

These walls are the most historically important icon for the city. The walls were built back in the earlier centuries during wars for defending the warriors. They are as high as 160 meters and are almost 5 meters wide. They still are present but in a little bit of the withered condition. These ramparts give the city a very admirable statement for the tourists to appreciate and the city to be proud of. When you go for the tours you can spot the cannons still spread across the edge roof of the ramparts, giving a very iconic look.

Annual Music Festival

If you are visiting in the summers then one of the best things you will get to experience in between March and June are the music festivals that are held here every year for almost a period of two months. The festival is very vibrantly charming and is always themed with new discoveries. You will find all kinds of music performances like jazz or rock or hip hop, the environment and atmosphere becomes so lively it’s almost impossible to not get lost in the rhythm.

Samara – Experience the Best of this Beautiful City

Samara – Experience the Best of this Beautiful City

The large city of Samara is situated along Volga River. I found so many things to explore here. Starting from historical monuments to the picturesque landscapes, you will find it all. It is a hive of activity. If you want to know what to do when you are Samara; check out the list given below.

Visit the Embankment

Along the Volga River, the embankment is an amazing place to visit. I found this to be one of the beautiful places in this city. Visit on a sunny day to create an unforgettable memory. Just lie on the sandy beach and spend a relaxing time. I also took a boat ride on the river.

Check Out the Zhiguli Mountain View

Zhiguli Gate is a great place when it comes to scenic beauty. You will find the Volga River running between two mountains. It is just a treat for the eyes. In case you are traveling with your partner, this is the perfect place to have a romantic date. Since it is a bit far away from the city, it took the bus. This dropped me exactly to the location. It might be crowded but you will not be disappointed.

Visit Stalin’s Bunker

It is a specific construction that had been developed in a short span of time. Stalin’s Bunker had been created during the Second World War. It took me back in time. The place is an interesting visit but might be a little difficult to get into. However, the effort will be worth it. Take a guided tour to learn more about this attraction.

Kuibyshev Square

This is the largest square in the city. I took a bike ride here. Wondering how? Well, this space is huge. You will find the Ballet House and the Opera to be close by. So, you can visit these two places, too,  

Salvador: Where to Go and What to Do?

Salvador: Where to Go and What to Do?

Salvador attracts tourists throughout the year from all across the world. I discovered a plethora of activities to do out here. You are never going to run out of options. Starting from scenic beaches to historical structures, you will find it all. All these attractions will make your vacation more exciting. Let’s take a look at the things that you can do when you plan to visit Salvador.

Farol Da Barra

One of the most popular beaches in Brazil is Farol da Barra. The view of the ocean from the beach is just spectacular. I spend time lying and walking around the beach. If you love natural beauty like me then this the place to bring loved. You are going to have an experience of a lifetime in here. Also, you will find many beach cafes and restaurants close to the ocean where you will get some delicious food.

Sao Francisco Church

You should not miss out on this when you are in Salvador. I found the architecture of the building to be exclusive. The interior design is equally splendid. Believe it or not, it is the richest church that you will come across in Latin America. It showcases the history which dates back to the days of labor plantations. You will learn about the cruelty of the plantation owners.

Ponta De Humaita

Ponta de Humaita is located at the edge of de Itapagipe. It draws a lot of tourists all year round. Here, you get to witness nature at its best. I visited early morning during sunrise. It is the most beautiful sight that I ever experienced in my life. Carry your camera to capture some spectacular pictures. I planned to sit around until lunchtime to breathe in more of nature.

Tampico: Enjoy A Relaxing Holiday With Family And Kids

Tampico: Enjoy A Relaxing Holiday With Family And Kids

Tampico is in the state of Tamaulipas. It is a city, as well as a port. I found this city to be an environmental friendly place as a majority of the city is filled with amazing nature memoirs. Traveling to Tampico has been a rejuvenating experience. The city is clean and is the perfect place to visit with your family and kids. Here is a short guide to explore the points of interest of Tampico.

  • Ex Aduana Maritima

A Tribute to the City, this was the first stop on my must-visit list. This is because it offered it acknowledgment to several people who have lived and worked for uplifting Tampico. This place includes several guides which are going to boost up the starting of the week.

  • Nature Lovers

The most recommended tourist spot is Laguna Del Carpintero Tampico. It is quite friendly to the visitors. What I liked about this place was its maintenance. It is completely hygienic and also loitering isn’t allowed. You can take a walk and have delicious food. Near the lagoon, you will find small stalls. If you are traveling with kids, they are surely going to love this.

  • Pyramid Onlooker

The Piramide de Las Flores is known to speak an interesting history. This is a small and delicate place. However, if you want to find out more out about the history and culture of Tampico, you should definitely include this in your list. It is a historical mark of Huasteca, the pyramid which was surrounded by twenty pillars and had many places to worship around it around one point of time.

  • Freedom Square

This is just the ideal spot to click some photos and buy some souvenirs for your loved ones. If you are lucky you will get to see some cultural events here. It is a good spot to explore and have fun.

Surrey, Canada: Fun Things To Do With Your Kids

Surrey, Canada: Fun Things To Do With Your Kids

This summer, I planned on a weekend trip to Surrey, British Columbia, with my kids. This city has a plethora of activities for families and children. The historic sites, shopping malls, outdoor activities, and restaurant, made out stay memorable. Here are some fun activities that you can be a part of when you visit Surrey with your kids.

  • Honeybee Center

Honey lovers; do not miss out on a chance to be here. Your kids can see the lives of bees and can be a part of a program where they can learn about bees. What’s interesting is kids get to watch the bees do their work from an enclosed space. There is a general store from where I got some honey products. It has different goodies that your kids are going to love. The on-site restaurant offers a honey-inspired meal and it is just delicious.

  • Bose Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

This is a seasonal activity. So you will be able to enjoy this during fall. Corn maze and pumpkin patch are hosted by the Bose farm. In order to make it through the maze, the kids have to answer some easy questions. You can also check out the pumpkin production with your kid on the field.

  • We Play Gym

This place took me by surprise. No doubt, this is the best place where you can spend some fun time with your kids. There are play structures, playhouse, slides, ball pit, spinning equipment, and play structures. There are some games that you and your kid can play. Another area called Be Chill is there for creative projects of arts.

  • 1001 Steps

Challenge your little one to get up and going. 1001 steps to the beach is a great adventure. We stopped on the way to click pictures and enjoy the view. The stairs lead you to a beach that you are going to love.

Merida: Indulge In Beauty Of Plethora Of Attractions

Merida: Indulge In Beauty Of Plethora Of Attractions

Merida is one of the coolest places to visit in Mexico. However, many people tend to miss this when they choose a travel destination. Being the capital of Yucatan, it has retained much of the colonial charm. I found so many things to do here with or without kids. To say the truth it has something for everyone. As a matter of fact, it is simply great for all types of travelers. Here is my list of fun things you can do when you visit Merida.

  • Wander the historic center of the city

The best thing to do when you are here is to explore the historical center of the city. Plaza Grande is the epicenter where you can click photos to share on social media. When you go north, you will come across Parque de Santa Lucia. In the evening, you are going to find it filled with chairs and tables from the restaurants. However, if you have a less touristy experience then you should wander around a bit.

  • Chill in a Cenote

Merida is a great place to travel to but it might get very hot. Luckily, it is one of the best places on the planet to explore a cenote. These are actually limestone bedrocks of areas which lead you to an inviting and fresh pool of underwater. This was an awesome experience. You can relax and cool off on a hot sunny day. The stretch of cenotes close to Cuzama is really popular among the visitors.

  • Relax at Progresso Beach

In case you are tired of the hustle-bustle of the city, head to the fishing town of Progresso. It is along the Gulf of Mexico. The water might not be that clear but the sand is powdery and white. Moreover, beer, beach lounger, and lunch are going to cost you very little money.

Three Ways to Conquer Language Barrier while Traveling

Three Ways to Conquer Language Barrier while Traveling

Are you preparing for an international trip? You should figure out how you will communicate with the people who do not understand English in your destination. Communication is crucial in whatever you will do abroad. Chances are that you will meet a lot of people who do not understand English. You should know how you will communicate with them before you leave. The following tips will help you to overcome the language barrier.

  1. Learn the Foreign Language Before you Leave

There are many applications you can download to aid you learn a foreign language. Do not fear to learn because you do not have to master the language. You only need to know some few necessary words. For you to be fluent in a foreign language, you must know at least one thousand words. To survive, you need to know two hundred words only. If you are visiting a country where English is neither a second nor a third language, an application like DuoLingo will help you to learn faster. Play it severally to know the meaning and pronunciation of at least three words per day. Within a month, you will have enough words to communicate.

  1. Invest in Language Supplies

The chances are that you will find yourself out of the office and without an interpreter. Since you do not understand the foreign tongue, language supplies will be of tremendous help. Language supplies are materials like pens, papers, and notebooks. Sometimes you need pictures also. Imagine how frustrating it can be if you want to use a taxi, but you have forgotten the name of the address. You can be in a real problem because communicating with the driver will be impossible. Language supplies come in handy in such situations. Every new word which you think is vital should be written down and pronunciation practiced. There are important words like the name of the street you are staying in, what you do and greetings. You must know and pronounce these words well.

  1.  Let the Locals Teach You

Probably the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language is by getting it directly from the local people. It will be both pleasant and efficient. You will have instant answers to your questions and you will be sure to get the right pronunciations. As you go about your business, make an effort to learn one or two new words every day.

  1. Learn Language Over the Internet

If you have time, you can register for a basic course of foreign language from the internet. You can sign up to a site like the Language School Overseas. You can study for a few weeks and will have enough words to survive in a foreign country.

Conclusion

There are hundreds of languages in the world. If you travel abroad constantly, you need to familiarize yourself with the local language before you leave. The above tips will aid you in learning a foreign language so that you will communicate well when you are overseas.