The Magdalen Islands, Quebec, Canada

The Magdalen Islands are a Canadian archipelago located about the center of the Saint Lawrence Gulf belonging to Quebec. It is a dune area with only a 25% forests, there are kilometers and kilometers of beach. In the south of the archipelago there are two more important islands; du Havre Aubert Island (inhabited by the French) and Entry Island (inhabited by English speakers). The islands of the archipelago are mostly connected by four long dunes and two bridges. There are approximately 200 species of birds that frequent the archipelago annually. Between 1st May and 15th August, it is recommended to avoid the breeding areas identified by signs. There are also several species of seals and some whales and dolphins. There’s Seleine mine where they get salt for the icing roads.

Tips

It’s a nice place to take a quiet holiday but with the possibility to do many activities such as swimming, sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, sea kayaking, boat trips, diving, horse riding, golf, among others.
You can also enjoy the gastronomy of the islands and its local products.
If you like museums, visit the Museum of the Sea.

Pullman Cayo Coco Resort, Cuba

The Pullman Cayo Coco Hotel is set on a secluded beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Cuba, 14 km from Jardines del Rey Airport. It opened in 2015. There are just over 560 rooms located in different 3-story buildings with all-inclusive service. There is a flat-screen TV, minibar, tea and coffee maker and all rooms have a terrace and some of them offer sea views. The Collection is an exclusive section for adults with villas with kitchen, butler service and private swimming pool. The complex has 8 restaurants, 10 bars, a spa, a gym, 7 outdoor swimming pools, 2 tennis courts, children’s clubs and the possibility of water sports. There is also entertainment in the evening.

Tips

If you want to have wi-fi in your room, you can ask for it but this will be with a surcharge to pay.

The check-out of the hotel is at noon but if you want to stay more time, for example, if your flight is in the evening, you can ask for it but you will have to pay it too.

Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu is the political and religious capital of Nepal which is also the largest city and the chief town of the district of the same name. The first inhabitants of Kathmandu were Newar and spoke nepâlbhâsa which is widely spoken among the different ethnic communities residing in Kathmandu.

Tips

Nepal’s capital is surrounded by a valley full of historic sites, ancient temples, shrines, and fascinating villages. Mingle with locals and animals amid Durbar Square’s monuments, or join mountain trekkers in the bustling Thamel District. Explore shops for exquisite work by local artisans—carpets and paper prints are specialties.

Thank you to my friend Franck for these pictures is his comment: “here is a few pictures that hardly represent what we have experienced on the first 24 hours in Kathmandu.