La Tienda Center, from here to Compostelle, Verdun, Quebec, Canada

La Tienda Center, from here to Compostelle is a store in Verdun specialized in the sale of sportswear, backpacks and accessories for people who like to walk or hike. If we find the name of Compostela included in the name of the store is precisely because you can find there all the necessary material to make the famous way to Santiago de Compostela but mainly because La Tienda, is the union of a concept that match all that is relative to this path; not only clothing and accessories but also Spanish courses, organized walks to acquire the rhythm to undertake the journey, informative sessions and even everything related to the journey in itself; flight, accommodation, etc. The shop has a friendly style and there is a coffee shop in it, Pilgrim’s café; where those who want a moment of relaxation and perhaps reading and information, can freely access. You will have a personalized service all the time.

Tips

To know the schedule of activities, you can subscribe to their info-letter. Consult the opening hours on their website. If you are traveling backpacking, La Tienda offers you the opportunity to prepare your backpack with you. You can also subscribe to their loyalty book that will allow you to save money in your future purchases.

Herboriste Marrakech, El Mellah, Marrakech, Morocco

Herboriste Marrakech is a herbalist shop in the Jewish quarter of El Mellah in Marrakech where many local guides take tourists after visiting the Bahia Palace. They call the store as ‘pharmacy’ and they say that it is a cooperative where women produce Argan oil, so well known these days as it is added to several products; and you can see at the entrance a woman who works with their hands and their feet while the person who welcomes you begins to explain the procedures for obtaining oil. You will be taken to a small room where you’ll find many great bottles with beautiful colors that will seem magical potions and you will be asked to drink something while you attend an explanation of different products on sale, of course. With the demonstration of several products you will have the opportunity to try a few of them while some integrating people of the group will receive massages from a representative of the cooperative to test argan oil.

Tips

If you are not ready to buy, it’s better to take a walk through the souk until the tour continues.
You might find this long but you can leave when you want and wait for the group outside.

Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Ushuaia (founded in 1884) is the capital of the southernmost Argentinian province of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands; south of the Great Island of Tierra del Fuego, near the Beagle Channel, the city is considered the southernmost of the world. There is a deep water port that is closest to Antarctica and is surrounded by the Martial and Olivia Mountains and valleys. Its climate is subpolar oceanic comparable to that of Reykjavik, Iceland. The weather is often cloudy and misty and snowfall is common and can occur at any time of year as the temperatures remain always around 0 ° C but is also exposed to prevailing winds west, the westerlies which bring softness and moisture throughout the year. The williwaws, sudden and violent winds, are often a hazard to navigation. During most of the first half of the twentieth century, the city developed around a prison for especially dangerous criminals; their main activities were cut timber on land surrounding the prison and build the city. Today, almost the entire economy of Ushuaia is related to tourism in a direct and indirect way. To visit or see: Tierra del Fuego National Park (where you will see Lapataia Bay and the border with Chile); the museum’s southernmost of the world (ethnographic and historical heritage of the province); the southernmost lighthouse of the world (famous for the novel by Jules Verne); among others.

Tips

There’s a variety of hotel facilities, from the hostel to the five-star one even as campsites.
Several activities invite the visitor to discover this part of the world; you can take a boat or ship to go to the Beagle Channel to see cormorants, Magellanic penguins and sea lions on the surrounding islands. The ideal is to take a few days to see the glaciers also, Cape Horn, the Cordillera, etc. Yachts and charter ships make the crossing to the Falkland Islands and Antarctica.
From June to September (winter), the city is also a trail ski resort and known worldwide for its quality background snow.
You can also go fishing, horseback riding, trekking, fly over the area by small plane or simply walk to discover the place and its nature.