Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Puerto Madero is the youngest area of the city of Buenos Aires. Its location close to the city center, the major expansion of its surface and its view of the La Plata River makes this area one of the most special and loved of the city. It is named after Eduardo Madero, shopkeeper in town who presented three port projects, the last of which was approved by the then president of Argentina (1882) Julio Argentino Roca. Unfortunately, 10 years after its construction it was already obsolete because of the size of the time boats, so the industry went into decline and became one of the most degraded areas of the capital. In 1989 the Puerto Madero Old Corporation had the agreement to deal with the sector to develop a new neighborhood. They traced the streets, avenues, they created the parks, squares, they installed the monuments and restored the existing historical infrastructure. There was the construction of cultural centers and many offices and family homes settled there. Restaurants, a university and the sports field of the National College completed the new sector. Numerous towers were built in a second time raising real estate prices to the point that Puerto Madero has become the most expensive neighborhood in the capital. The Woman’s Bridge also beautifies the area. Hotels (3 five-star) and other stores were added to the project also making it a very touristy area. In the district there is also the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve (located on land reclaimed from the river La Plata) which is covered with native vegetation.


The area is the ideal place to spend a day full to walk around, especially enjoy the famous Argentinian beef with good Argentinian wine in a restaurant on the harbor promenade, as a sweet end, have an artisanal ice cream in one of its dairies and also enjoy visiting the first Argentine training ship; the frigate Presidente Sarmiento who is currently a museum.
You will also find street posts where to buy a meat or sausage sandwich with a drink on the way to the ecological reserve.

Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor is a town and municipality in Montenegro, built against a rocky peak to the bottom of the Bay of Kotor, in the Adriatic Sea. It is surrounded by an impressive defensive wall with 4.5 km long, 15 meters high and up to 20 meters wide. The walls rise to the bastion St. John (280 meters). The city is not too big but in recent years it attracts many tourists with its old town that is very well preserved, either by the Bay of Kotor. It is just a hundred kilometers from Dubrovnik and the old town is on the UNESCO list of world heritage. The mountains of Lovcen and Orjen delimit the city and its bay. Throughout its history, the city has experienced many different rulers passing from hand to hand but since 1918, it was named Kotor by integrating with Yugoslavia and after 1945, it is finally in the Socialist Republic of Montenegroto see: St. Trifone Cathedral having the Dinaric Alps behind giving a magnificent natural scenario; the church of St. Mary, the church of St. Joseph, the Grégorian palace, the Square of Arms, among others.


In the old town there are many shops, cafes and restaurants that exhibits their delicious ice cream. The people are very nice but many times communication is not very clear in terms of language. They are open to tourism for some years so they are very friendly and you must have patience because the communication will be often with gestures especially to those selling regional products or crafts.
Bring comfortable shoes or sports ones to walk around the old town without slipping.


Au Sentier de l’Érable, Sainte-Julienne, Quebec, Canada

Au Sentier de l’Érable is a sugar shack and reception room in Sainte-Julienne, Quebec (35-40 minutes from Montreal); established since 1953; originally under the name of Bernard Duquette Sugar Shack (its founder-owner). After several years she was sold to a member of the family and the tradition continued without stopping. You can enjoy a good home-made meal with friends or family and also spend a pleasant day with different outdoor activities that the place offers. You will find trails for a nice walk and there is also a tractor from 1954 that can take you for a visit on the site. There are games and a mini farm for children. There is a great dance floor and traditional music. There is a shop with the sale of various maple products.


The sugar season for 2018 is from March 3rd to April 28th.

You need a reservation for the groups.

If you want to have a guided tour of the sugar bush on weekdays with a group, it is possible to do it between 11:00 and 16:00. Do not forget to make your reservation in advance.

The reception hall can be rented all year long with a minimum of 60 people and a maximum of 300.

There is also the possibility of organizing a wedding or reception outside, at the location of your choice.