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.

New York City, United States

New York City, the largest city in the United States, consists of 5 boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. A very important global city in the business, finance, media, technology, art, fashion, entertainment, research and education sectors. Being cosmopolitan between its ethnic neighborhoods, Little Italy and Chinatown are the best known. It receives about 50 million tourists a year and its most visited places are Times Square with its lights and shops of all kinds and Broadway with theaters, shows and restaurants. It also counts with several bridges, parks and the very famous skyscrapers. Wall Street is its financial district where we find the Stock Exchange and the One World Trade Center with the memorial.

Tips

The fastest way to travel is the metro but note that the same metro ticket can be used to catch a bus.

If you like walking, do not hesitate, the city is very easy to go and at every step you will find something to see or something to do.

A beautiful day of walking and shopping could start at Central Park and continue in a straight line to Times Suqare, you will be amazed to find so many famous brands stores and you could end the day between the lights of Times Square in one of the restaurants or cafes around.

New York City is not a city where you can really save money so one way to save would be to find a well-placed hotel and take a room with the included breakfast. You could have a great succulent meal for almost the same price as you will pay for a coffee and a pastry; that will make that right after that you should stop eating something again.

Christmas market in Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy

The Christmas market in Bolzano, in the South Tyrol, is the largest in Italy. Due to its very special charm, this market attracts a crowd of visitors in Walther Square, beautifully decorated for this season. Bolzano, compared to other European cities is one of the best destinations during the romantic Christmas’ season.
For about a month, the Christmas spirit invades the streets and alleys of the capital city of the South Tyrol, surrounded by the glow of lights and romantic, flickering candles, a moment to wrap it in a magical light.
When Mother Nature is doing its job and covers the city of Bolzano with a soft white snow, then the magic of the winter at the foot of the Cathedral of Bolzano is perfect. You can visit it on a group trip, in couple or with your family and your children, the Christmas market in Bolzano offers magical moments for you and your loved ones.
This year there are 80 exhibitors, 8 partners, 3 food stands and a small market for children.
At the foot of the large Christmas tree we find a nativity scene in true rustic alpine version there: the Holy family with oxen and asses inside a barn in miniatures, reproduced with antique wooden and shingle roof, just as farms or mountain huts. Different stalls, in the form of a small house, exposing objects of their own production always strictly local, according to strict regulations: figurines, wooden decorations, accessories (slippers and hats), traditional clothes of the stationery to the small musical instruments, candles and Christmas statues which are decorated with handmade ornaments. The craft is 30% of the exposure.

Tips

This year the Christmas market is from November 23rd, 2017 to January 6th, 2018, from 10 :00 to 19 :00 except on December 24th and 25th which is closed. December 31st is open, but the hours are from 10:00 to 18:00, and for January 1st from 12:00 to 19:00.
The ideal is to arrive in the morning and spend the whole day in the city. In the market, you can participate in the tasting of various products directly from the producers on the spot. There are always fresh and tasty products ranging from hot wine to the apple pancake or delicious hot strudel and apple juice.
For lunch, you will find many restaurants, cafes and bars. And of course, you can not miss eating a pastry tasty and fragrant, packed by the expert hands of which keeps the secrets of the recipes.
For children you have the electric train trips, the ride on the carousel, the puppet show and they can travel in a car on the streets of the old town.
There are tours organized from several cities to spend just the day at the market.
The market, with all its magic, is unforgettable!