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I really liked the rainforests. And although I have seen many in the different countries I have visited in the past, this trip to  El Yunque left a long-lasting and pleasant impression :) El Yunque  is the only rainforest in the United States. Since 1876, it has been a...
For our first cruise, we started our journey in  Puerto Rico . The Old Town was very impressive, we even forgot that we were somewhere in the Caribbean. It was so clean and beautiful. Only cheerfully colored houses here :)   This is  Fuerte San Felipe del Morro ....
Here we are in charming  San Juan,  the capital of Puerto Rico. By the way, there was some confusion with these names. Initially, when Columbus landed on the island in November 1493, during his second voyage to the shores of America, the Spaniards named the island San Juan...
I’m going to talk about our week-long cruise around the Mexican Riviera, and share some tips to make the most of your days on the ship! The most important aspect is choosing the right cruise company. Personally, the Holland America Line was the most worthy of the available companies! (To the...
Once, I decided to go on a cruise with Holland America Line and visited three Mexican ports -  Mazatlan ,  Puerto Vallarta , and  Cabo San Lucas . These are resort cities, there were no special attractions in the vicinity, or places to go visit on tour. In...
Let me tell you a little bit about  Los Angeles . First, we went to the  UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD park . You can get there by subway, and then by a free shuttle. Going from the bus to the park entrance, you will go along the street of souvenir shops and various cafes and cinemas...
The first port is  Mazatlan  that is, in fact, a small Mexican village with a promenade, colored houses and retro cars. Locals are trying to please the tourists and entertain them as much they can. This guy, for example, was diving into the waves, ascended directly on the stones, being...
It's great to have friends in every corner of our planet. My friend offered to meet us in the tiny Mexican port of  Cabo San Lucas  and spend the day together! How could we refuse?! My friend met us at a pier, where we were transported by a tender, and our ship was in the roads...
Los Angeles is the second largest city in the U.S. and the largest city on the West Coast. The population of the urban settlement, known as Greater Los Angeles, is 17 million people. This number is particularly felt when your plane comes in for landing at LAX in the evening. Everywhere you look...
Long Beach  is not only a popular resort city in Greater  Los Angeles, it is also  the "Queen Mary" is eternally docked. It is the legendary British transatlantic ship of the 30's and 60's, one of the most famous vessels in maritime history and only one of the famous cohorts...
The city of  Long Beach is located on the Pacific coast, 18 miles (30 km) south of downtown  Los Angeles,  connected by a subway line. The ocean governs life in this region; sandy beaches, several big ports, waves crashing on the rocks... The peninsula is famous for its...
The city of  Hollywood , the center of the film industry for the whole world, was originally a small Christian suburb of  Los Angeles  where there were no saloons or gambling houses. Everything changed in 1913, when Cecil B. DeMille filmed his film "The Squaw Man" at the...
Santa Monica Bay is located approximately 12 miles (20 kilometers) from downtown  Los Angeles and, because of the warm sun, the ocean breeze, miles of sandy beaches and excellent surfing spots, it symbolizes all the best that California has to offer. The favorable climate (an average of...
Griffith Park - an area of more than 2.5 square miles (1600 acres) of hills, meadows and forested plains in the center of Los Angeles . These lands were donated to the city in 1896 by Colonel Griffith, a Welshman by birth who immigrated to the U.S. in 1865, making his fortune from mining and...
Here you can find few photos of the Panama Canal. Author: Ehlzhbeta Chegarova Source: prosto-gost.livejournal.com Translated by: Zoozi
We were taken through the town made of decorations. You can find houses from any era and for every taste there: The 'Spartacus' was filmed here, and in the next building - 'The Scorpion King': I liked doors of different width and height. Often actresses are taller than actors. For short...
'Ahhh!' - a young boy to my right began shouting in advance. 'AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!' - he yelled in full voice when our car fell into the black opening, cowered away from the jaws of a dinosaur. 'Wiiiiiiiiiii!' - hysterically screamed the girls in front, when cold spray wet their hair...
Los Angeles  is, first of all, associated with the film industry and  Hollywood . I really wanted to go to the famous sign on the hill. Reaching it was not easy. There is no access to it, and we had to get there through the nearby residential quarter: To somehow get closer to it,...
Today I begin a story about our trip to the USA. Universal Studios Theme Park, Las Vegas, the world's largest exhibition of electronics CES, an exhibition of achievements of the porn industry, Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Arches National Park in Utah and San Francisco are all waiting for you...
The food served at the round-the-clock buffet was excellent and takes up a whole dining hall on the 14th floor, and offers a gorgeous view of the ocean. There is a lot of variety in terms of menu items depending on the time of day: There are dozens of restaurants onboard...
When the famous Alexandre Gustave Eiffel - the creator of the Eiffel Tower - was arrested, Ferdinand de Lesseps, an outstanding engineer of his time and author of the breakthrough of the Suez Canal, went mad, leading King of Spain Philip II to forbid even the though of such projects...
On the left is the dam on the river, which formed the reservoir of  Miraflores . Finally, the lock chambers were free and ready to take our ship. This arrow shows the skippers which of the two lines to choose. Moving into the left chamber and toward us from the right chamber...
After making it up into the Gatun locks, the ship entered the lake of the same name. Gatun lake is actually a large reservoir, formed in the watershed by a huge dam across the Chagres river, which was visible from the starboard side. The Gatun Lake happens...
The construction of the  Panama Canal has become one of the most important milestones in navigation. It was first put into operation in 1920 (the first vessel passed through it in 1914, but due to the landslide in the Fall of that year, official movement was revealed six years later). The...

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