Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza is a city in Argentina. It is the capital of the province of Mendoza, the fourth largest urban area of the country . It is located at the foot of the Andes, closer from Chile than from Buenos Aires. Best known for its vineyards all around but also because it’s a stopover for all sports in the Andes (ski, climbing, trekking…).
The city of Mendoza is located in one of the most beautiful oasis created by man. The 500 km of irrigation canals  that traverse the city give life to thick woods and beautiful green areas. The city is the administrative, commercial and cultural  centre of the province. Mendoza offers various forms of recreation: cinemas, theatres, museums, art galleries, discos and a dynamic trade. You will also find a large number of cafés, pubs, tearooms, and excellent restaurants serving from  the typical Argentinian meat to the most  sophisticated dishes of the international cuisine.
 
 
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Mendoza has one of the best combinations of areas, vineyards, stately and sunny landscapes. This is the heart of the Argentinian viticulture. In Mendoza, Luján and Maipú are the regions which have a lot of wineries who develop the best Malbec  in the world, they offer a range of activities to know the local viticulture, tasting the famous wines and visiting its manufacturers, all accompanied by an excellent regional and international cuisine.
Don’t miss the thermal baths, not far from Mendoza, several hotels offer pools in stone that capture natural springs of warm waters between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius,  relaxation guaranteed.

Ingleses Beach, Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Ingleses Beach is one of the most popular destinations on the island of Florianopolis in southern Brazil all year long and especially during the summer because it has an excellent infrastructure that serves the beach and even a small shopping center. Bars, entertainment, restaurants, nightclubs and the strong presence of shops warranty families and youth diversion in the night, while during the day the beach is the favorite place. Its name was taken because of a wreck of a British vessel in the region between 1683 and 1737. These dates were established by objects found. This is a favorite beach for Argentinians that feel at home by finding a bilingual service and Argentine newspapers too. The large beach (about 5 km), allows one hand, enjoy the calm sea, ideal for taking children and the elderly, and on the other side, the waves are strong and favorable for surfing. The sand is very fine and white, and there are dune formations in this region. In summer, the temperature of the water is warm and pleasant, suitable for a relaxing swim. In the south, the Morro dos Ingleses (a very small mount) separates Ingleses Beach from Santinho Beach.

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If you want to spend several hours on the beach, you can rent a space with some of the posts along the beach that will enable you to use the full service in exchange of consuming something from this post. It is very convenient because you will also have your things monitoring service when you make a bath.
You can eat local specialties especially fish and drink wonderful natural juices throughout the day.
You’ll find all kinds of places for rent as well if you do not like hotels.

Temple of the Sun, Cuzco, Peru

The Temple of the Sun or Coricancha (surrounded in gold in quechua), was the most sacred place of the Empire of the Incas. It’s from Coricancha that the system of Ceques shone, consisting of forty-one imaginary lines, along which there were three – hundred – twenty – eight huacas (buildings), positioned on one side and other of theTahuantinsuyu (the name that the incas gave to their empire, meaning ‘the land of the four quarters’). This particular organization allowed a total control of the empire from Cuzco. It’s exactly at Cuzco that we find substantial remains of this building which was the scene of important ceremonies of the Inca : marriages, sacred, funerals. It is there that their mummies were preserved, sitting on golden thrones. Its great walls of stone, in Inca’s style, measuring 140 m long and 135 m wide; were richly decorated. Spanish chroniclers have abundantly described its fabulous treasures, until they have melted or disappeared; the edge of the temple, the walls painted in blue, was adorned with a huge gold cornice, altars, doors, statues, were decorated with plates of gold and silver, sometimes inlaid with precious stones reflecting the light of the dayduring the day and at night with the torches. The sactuaire door was adorned with gold and silver patterns. Above the altar, there was a large gold disc representing the sun; for its strategic position, the rays of the rising sun beat on it and did it shine. At he arrival of the Spaniards, the golden plates covering the walls were torn and the mummies of the ancient Incas desecrated. The only things that remained standing were the foundations that, shortly after, served as basis for the construction of the Church and the convent of Santo Domingo.

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Cuzco is located at 3,400 metres of altitude so consider that during the night it’s cold but in the day, especially from April to October, there’a lot of sunshine so you should be careful not to get ill cause of the hot temperatures. Sunglasses and solar protector are suitable.