Kawachi Fuji Garden, Kitakyushu, Japan

Located in the city of Kitakyushu, Japan, straight from an impressionnist paint, Kawachi Fuji Garden is home to an incredible 150 Wisteria flowering plants spanning 20 different species. The garden’s main attraction is the Wisteria tunnel that allows visitors to walk down an enchanting tunnel exploding with colour.

Tips

Located about 6 hours from Tokyo, the best time to visit it, is from late April to mid May, typically peaking at the end of April. The garden is private so there is an entry fee. Stay in one of those typical Japanese guest’s house, you will be enchanted.

 

Jemaa el Fna Square, Marrakech, Morocco

Jemaa el Fna Square is one of the main traditional and historical attractions of tourism in Morocco, located in Marrakech, near the Koutoubia Mosque and the souks and the Royal Palace, it belongs to UNESCO heritage. It is a lively place with lots of popular attractions such as snake charmers, fire-eaters, monkey tamers, acrobats, women who try to predict your future, tattoo artists with henna, orange juice squeezed even as street vendors and Moroccan craft vendors. There are grills that sell snacks to the tourists but it is best if you go to the restaurants that are around the square for hygiene and peace as you will be approached by a lot of vendors while you try to see all this animation. A visit in the afternoon is not the same as in the evening when it is much busier and there are more vendors. You can also take a horse drawn carriage for a tour of the city.

Tips

If you do not like to be approached by vendors of all sorts, it’s better not to visit the square because it can disturb you enough but if you want to know the real life of this special place, you should know that everything has a price even a photo, so ask before making a regret because you’ll be asked for money in a very insistent way.
If you are a little more adventurous, you can pose for a photo with the snake on your shoulders.
If you want to see this whole movement but more quietly, enjoy a restaurant terrace where you can take beautiful pictures of the square too.
If you care to buy something, you should always negotiate the price.

 

Varadero, Hicacos, Cuba

Varadero is a tourist destination located on the Hicacos peninsula, on the north coast of Cuba, with a million visitors a year, reputed to have more than 20 km of white sandy beaches. It is 140km from The Havana. The peninsula has 1,200 meters at its widest point and is separated from the island of Cuba by the Kawama Channel, but a bascule bridge connects it to the island. Punta Hicacos, is the nearest point of the United States.

Tips

You will find all inclusive packages at any time even with discounts depending on the company or the chosen hotel. Compare quality-price. If you like natural areas, you have the reserve of Punta Hicacos. Here you will find caves like the Cueva de San Ambrosio with pre-Columbian murals, a lagoon, Laguna Mangon and desert beaches. There are also 23 dive sites. Visit the Casa Dupont reflecting the origins of Varadero in 1930. It belonged to Irenee Dupont de Nemours. Bring items you are used to, especially toilet items or medicine because you can’t still find all what you would like on the island. Take a day trip to The Havana it’s worth it, you’ll learn a lot of history of the island. If you like music you want, go out to discover the local groups with dance demonstrations. And if your desire is just to relax under the sun, nothing better than a delicious ‘mojito’ (sweet drink made with folded fresh mint, sparkling water, lemon juice and rum).