Cliffs of Moher, Liscannor, Clare, Ireland

The cliffs of Moher are sets of cliffs located in the municipality of Liscannor southwest of the Burren in County Clare, Ireland. They rise up to 214 meters above the Atlantic Ocean on a length of 8 km. Sir Cornelius O’Brien, built a tower in 1835 to provide a vantage point for the many tourists who visited the place at that moment and it has his name (O’Brien Tower). The cliffs are masses of limestone and shale eroded by wind and ocean, often raging near these coasts. They say it is the most visited natural site in the country. The cliffs attract many tourists because they have very steep slopes and natural beauty breathtaking. Due to all these visitors, measures had been taken to protect the site of more than a million tourists a year. The flora and fauna are also interesting.

Tips

You can arrive by car and leave it in a pay parking close to the O’Brien Tower and from there continue walking tour. You can walk the 8 km of cliffs by small paths but be careful because the paths aren’t developed and it is dangerous to walk on the edge. With your car park ticket you have the right to enter the museum.
There is a small tourist center; Atlantic Edge, where besides the museum, you will find catering and sales of items related to the cliffs.
The place is a great one for lovers of sea birds. In the breeding season, cliffs populate with cormorants, murres, puffins and penguins Tordas.
If time permits, in clear days you can see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, which lie off the Connemara mountains.

Sandbanks Provincial Park, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada

Sandbanks Provincial Park is a park just 4 hours from Montreal and 3 hours from Toronto, located in Prince Edward County, Ontario. The Sandbanks dunes are 25 meters jutting into Lake Ontario at the jetty of the St. Lawrence River. Saffron sand, disorient you and the experience is full of wealth of local products of Prince Edward County. Sandbanks is a favorite provincial park for campers for its sandy hills teeming with plants and beautiful landscape. The white mobile sand dunes are among the biggest barrier beaches on the planet. You have three beautiful beaches, swimming marries water sports. This is a popular habitat by the “lizards” humans as by many species, which makes it all the more attractive park. Here you will find hiking trails that allow you to experience the dune and wetland habitats of the park.

Tips

Outlet Beach is perfect for families, with its shallow waters and gently sloping shore.
In spring and autumn, this park is ideal for seeing migrating birds.
In summer there is a daily interpretive program for the whole family.
Prince Edward County is known for having a lot of tracks for cycling.

Sleep in a bivouac, Sahara desert, Morocco

The ‘bivouac’ is still a kind of accommodation for many nomadic people in the world. This set of several “Khima” (nomad tents) offers today a pretty convenient way of accommodation for lovers of the desert. In Morocco, it exists several ones that welcome tourists for a unique experience. Today we refer to a bivouac in the Sahara that was reached by us from Zagora. The tour is usually organized with a dromedary ride that takes around an hour and a half or two hours. When you get to the set of nomadic tents, the Berbers (people) welcome you to their home with mint tea and homemade biscuits. They will show you the tents that are well equipped with electricity and shower service and toilets that are normally outside the tents. There is a very large tent which is the dining room and around it all other tents align making a rectangular space in the middle. You will have a typical meal ‘tagine’ with fruit and local pastries. After the meal, life goes around the campfire with autochtonous entertainment, songs and dance await you as you watch a black sky crowded with stars and even smooth-flowing stars that will take your breath away. You go to bed with the idea of watching the sunrise the next day so you must be prepared to go up the big dune around 5:30 AM; it is really worth it!!! In short, an experience to be lived at least once in life …

Tips

If you do not want to make the trip by dromedary, you can also go in a 4×4 truck.
If you do not do the organized tour, you can take the package with one of the agencies on the desert road. It’s better to make a reservation in the morning.
You can bring a small suitcase or a backpack for your overnight in the bivouac especially if you go by dromedary, so take what is really necessary. Do not forget to bring a coat or jacket a little warmer cause the night temperature goes down a little. In the tent it is not cold.