Brasilia, Brazil

Brasilia is the capital of the federative Republic of Brazil and the seat of Government of the federal District, fourth most populous city in Brazil. Its construction dates from the 1960s and was born through the project to create a new capital inland to better distribute the wealth and population, largely concentrated on the sides, and put an end to the rivalry between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. She became one of the capitals most recently built in the world but also one of the cities more quickly built (2000 days), under the guidance of visionary President Juscelino Kubitschek, architect Oscar Niemeyer, urban planner Lucio Costa and architect Roberto Burle Marx. View from the sky, Brasilia design evokes the shape of a plane (or of a hummingbird), with each of its strategically arranged architectural wonders and its residential and commercial blocks. Administrations and major state agencies leave Rio de Janeiro to settle in the new capital. The move was not easy because some officials refused their mutation. Brazil had even threaten some states of a rupture of diplomatic relations if they didn’t move their embassies. The ideal plan was to accommodate 500,000 people but today there are just over two and a half million inhabitants. They also built satellite towns and it is inhabiting the vast majority of the population. The city is bordered by the Paranoá Lake, which is water artificially created together with Brasilia. Masterpiece of modern architecture, Brasilia was declared world heritage of humanity by UNESCO. The residential areas are functional and self-sufficient with shopping malls, schools and parks nearby. To see: the Cathedral, the National Congress, the square of the three powers, the Memorial JF, Dom Bosco sanctuary, among others.

Tips

The city can be visited by car or bus because it is large enough. You must make sure to book your hotel in advance because half of room is already occupied by people who work in the Government or who have to do with him.
One of the most popular attractions is Lake Paranoá and its activities: surfing, kitesurfing, kayaking, etc. You can also make ideal swimming for warm, dry days. Another option to refresh is visiting the National Park with its two swimming pools and plenty of green space to walk (30 km) and enjoy to see the typical vegetation of the region with beautiful flowers and hear the birds; the park is home to a number of threatened species, including deer, Anteaters, the giant Armadillo and maned wolves. nice place to relax. You can go by bus.
If you visit the Don Bosco sanctuary, you can also take advantage of the small nearby on lake beaches or green areas for a picnic.
If you want to have a beautiful view of the city visit the television tower, which has a terrace of observation at 75 metres.
The surroundings of the capital are also to explore and if you stay several days there, you can visit the waterfall of Itiquira (about 100 km), 168 metres high, it is the second largest in Brazil. Sites are protected from development and therefore offer outstanding natural beauty.

Capioví, Misiones, Argentina

Capioví is a municipality in the province of Misiones, Argentina. The history of the village goes back to 1919, when the first German and Swiss settlers moved there with the construction of a sawmill and a mill that is still there. This was possible because there is a waterfall known as Salto Capioví on the creek of the same name, which forms a natural pool that goes up to 4 meters deep in its fall. In the municipality there is also the town of San Gotardo. There is also a renowned astronomical observatory. But one of the best times of the year to visit the village is during Christmas season and New Year’s Day because decorations made through the recycling of plastic bottles are installed almost everywhere. A true art of recycling !!!

Tips

If you visit the city enjoy to do agrotourism.

It is an ideal place to walk in a natural environment.

Cartagena de Indias, Bolívar, Colombia

Cartagena de Indias is a port city and the capital of Bolívar Department, Colombia. It is located on the northern coast of the country, at the edge of the Caribbean Sea, about 120 km from Barranquilla. It has been very important to the Spanish Empire for almost three centuries; it was also a center for the slave trade itself as well as the transit of gold from looting destined for Spain. The city and its fortress are classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. There are several fortifications such as the fortress of San Felipe de Barajas and its twelve kilometers of ramparts. The historic center is inside the ramparts. It has a semi-arid tropical climate. To see: the San José Bastion, the San Fernando Fort of Bocachica, the Church of Santo Domingo, the Cathedral of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, the Gold Museum, the Church of Saint Peter Claver and the sanctuary with the relics of the saint. It is a very touristy city and also receives a lot of people thanks to the cruise ships. Most hotels, restaurants and shops are located in the Bocagrande area.

Tips

Avoid traveling in May-June or October-November as rain will be present.

Let yourself be charmed by the old colonial city, you will find many colorful and flowery balconies, monuments, even churches as small restaurants very pleasant.

For a lively night out, go to Santo Domingo Square, the perfect place to have a drink and mix with the city’s residents. You will also find a famous statue of Botero, the Gorda Gertrudis (the fat Gertrude).

If you like the beach, ask about visiting nearby islands either by land or with small excursion boats.