Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA

Antelope Canyon is one of the best-known and most photographed gorges of the southwest of the United States. Located in Northern Arizona, beside Lake Powell, in the reserve of the Navajo Nation. It
consists of two separate gorges, the Upper Antelope Canyon (above) and the Lower Antelope Canyon (below). The canyon can only be visited in guided tours, in part because there could be unexpected rains that can quickly flood it. The guide takes you in a 4 x 4 following the bed of an ancient river till the entrance of the fault about 5 kilometres from the 98 road linking Page to Kayenta. The visit lasts about an hour following the throat over one kilometre. Both faults have a similar aesthetic quality. The Upper Antelope Canyon is most visited because it is larger and its access is easy; on the other side, Lower Antelope’s admission is smaller and wide and you must come in through metal stairs put in place by the Navajos so visitors are fewer. The Upper Antelope Canyon varies from 2 to 3 metres wide and 400 metres long. Lower Antelope Canyon is long, narrow and present significant differences of levels. Unfortunately, on August 12th , 1997, eleven people were killed by a flash flood in the Lower Antelope Canyon.

Tips

Sports shoes are required to make visits.
To visit the Lower Canyon, you can reach the parking which is very close and you can go on foot. Note that a physical fitness is also important for this visit.
It is not necessary to make a reservation but it is suitable to arrive early if you want to visit the two gorges. As soon as you arrive, make the reservation for the Upper Canyon and in the meantime you can visit the Lower Canyon with the same ticket .
As the position of the sun is very important for the colors and shadows of the gorges, the best time to visit them is around noon.

The Lavender House, St-Eustache, Quebec, Canada

The Lavender House, culture and perfumery is located in St-Eustache, Quebec. It is a place where the owners cultivate lavender, where guests can visit the lavender fields in the summer when the plants are in bloom and there’s, of course, a shop where you can buy products made with lavender. There are also other activities offered in summer; for example music on Sundays, massage therapy on Saturdays, in addition you can have a picnic on site and of course walk among the plants or take a break sitting next to them to fill you with nature and beauty. The use of lavender has been known for millennia, the extraction of a quality oil from the flowers is done with the distillation by steam. This oil has multiple uses. Lavender is known for its antiseptic, antibacterial, disinfectant, calming, healing and antispasmodic; its use is also recommended to combat the anxiety, nervousness and insomnia. You can take it as a tea, in capsules or used as alcoholate to friction.

Tips

The house is open daily from 10:00 to 17:00. The agrotourism site is open from May to October. You can buy the ticket online and take it the day of your visit at the entrance. Children under 12 enter for free and adolescents 12 to 17 years pay half the price. From August, 7th to October, 9th  2017, the visit is free.
You can also order floral arrangements for special occasions.
There are shops of lavender house in several commercial centers.

902 Chemin Fresnière, Saint-Eustache, Qc, J7R 0G4

De los Charcones Square, Navalcarnero, Madrid, Spain

De los Charcones Square is located in Navalcarnero, Madrid, Spain. Formerly in the rainy season, where now stands the square, large puddles were formed; ‘ Charcones ‘ in Spanish, that is why the place was baptized with that name. The place is quite spacious and apart from the use as a place of recreation, it is used as an outdoor cinema in summer. It is very close to the arena or Plaza de Toros Felix Colomo. Not far from the square, there is the Park ‘De los Charcones ‘ with an artificial lake and many green spaces.

Tips

The square is a good place to get some rest, if you visit the city on foot, there are benches to sit down but no so many trees in the shade so if the day is hot, you should better continue walking a little to rest directly in the park.