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.

Reserve Juréia-Itatins, Peruibe, São Paulo, Brazil

One of the most beautiful places on the south coast of São Paulo is the city of Peruibe, especially Paradise waterfall in the reserve Juréia-Itatins. It’s great to go down the hill in the Juréia surrounded on the road by the Atlantic Forest, a breathtaking descent, for Guaraú beach; a very clean beach with typical food Caiçara based on fish and seafood and the best shrimp Saint-Pierre! , The public use of the cascade is controlled by forests and it is the Foundation that uses the reserve as an environmental education tool. Access to the site will be allowed only with the monitored scheduled visit, being 180 the maximum number of independent visitors (no appointment, but recommended) and 90 for groups (appointment required). The swimming area is limited to the natural pool, not being allowed the access to the upper areas of the waterfall. The instructors are trained and qualified to receive people and provide information and lectures on the importance of protecting biodiversity, the waterfall and ecological station; one of the last places on the Brazilian coast where the Atlantic Forest has hardly changed.

Tips

To enter the reserve, you must have a ticket and service to visitors is from 8:00 to 17:00 daily.
You can arrive there by bus (public transportation) at very affordable prices, but the instability of time indefinite, and no information can affect the length of syour tay in the ecological station.
A tip: take advantage of the waterfall first and then go to the beach.

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, La Plata, Argentina – 1st Part

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is the main Catholic church in the city of La Plata, Argentina; at 14th street between Avenues 51th and 53th, facing immense Square Moreno, the geographical center of the city. Projected in 1880 under the direction of the engineer Pedro Benoit. They were inspired by the cathedrals of Amiens (France) and Colonia (Germany) and has a neo-gothic style, inaugurated in 1932 but his two giant front towers, 117 meters high, were completed in 1999. At the end of 1994, it was considered part of the ten largest cathedrals in the world and because of this, its name was inscribed in Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Outside the cathedral is 120 m long and 76 m maximum width. The towers of the facade (north-east) have a first floor brick that goes from the ground to the height of 63 meters. The second level is 20 meters high and is built white false stone. The third, 30 meters high, is made of copper. Added to this there are four towers of 56 meters each, one at each corner of the crossing. Above this cross is arranged the lantern tower, 97 meters high, and the bells are in the big tower in the right panel. There are 56 statues on the front and on the two main towers. The largest is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, on which the cathedral itself is dedicated. The window of the rosette has 180 square meters. It also counts with 800 pinnacles, including 761 major needles, part of various decorations, located across the outside of the building.

Tips

You can take the elevator that is on one of the towers to visit and enjoy the beautiful view of the city of La Plata.
After visiting the Cathedral, it is worth walking around to know the city.

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