St. Barts, small Antilles, Caribbean

Saint-Barthélemy is a French island in the small Antilles and an overseas community since July 15th, 2007, before that it was a municipality and a district dependent on the Overseas Department of Guadeloupe. It is also known as St-Bartths or St. Barts (by English speakers). Located at 230 km northwest of Guadeloupe, and 25km southeast of St. Martin. It is a mountainous island composed primarily of volcanic rocks, with a 32-meters cost and surrounded by numerous islets. It’s called ‘a dried island’ because of its bedrock composition, the low precipitation and an old deforestation so drinking water is not sufficient for its inhabitants so it must be imported (bottles) or the one provided through the tap is desalinated seawater and they also use harvested rain water. The inhabitants work especially on fishing, raising goats, the salt harvest, the cultivation of cotton and indigo. Its underwater environment is rich in corals (51 species and 31 different kinds). Tourists appreciate especially its white sandy beaches and its rustic landscapes. The largest area is Gustavia. Its economy is based on luxury tourism and construction; it is also a free port. To see: the battery Swedish Fort Gustav III, the Swedish belltower, the Catholic Church, the House of Governors, among others (all in Gustavia).

Tips

It is the perfect sun destination; 27 ° C of average, peaks at 35 ° C and rarely less than 20 ° C. Ideal for the ‘ dolce farniente’, the total relax.
On the other hand, if you are active, you will also find activities to do: diving, fishing, windsurfing, surfing, excursions on boat, jet skiing, kite surfing, etc.
If you like shopping, you are in the right place. St. Barts is known as a paradise to make purchases of luxury goods. You will find a multitude of shops with all the major brands.
In the culinary sense, you’ll be also surprises with a variety of French and Caribbean restaurants.

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.