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You know, it sometimes becomes too hot and too hectic in your hometown. And even thoughts about a beautiful beach somewhere in the Caribbean do not attract you for some reason. All you need is to recharge your mind. Well, we have several scenic cruises reviews for such cases. They really help to...
Today we will take a walk around Wild Life Sydney Zoo. In general, there are two zoos in Sydney - compact WildLife and huge Taronga Zoo. This review is about WildLife Sydney. This is a small and very cozy zoo dedicated to the animals of the Australian continent....
We arrived in  Punta Arenas . This is how the  Strait of Magellan looks. The city is small. The tourists we meet there seemed to be people who came here as a stopover before traveling somewhere else. Everyone was practically dressed, given we were surrounded by nature....
I'm going to tell you about one strange place. You can clearly see in the title picture that we are talking about  Easter Island . The island is not very large. It is home to the inactive volcano called  Terevaka , two craters of which are located at opposite ends of the...
I noticed a cruise around  South America a few years ago. It was a great opportunity to see Patagonia in all its glory, to visit the "edge of the world" in Ushuaia, to see dangerous and mysterious Cape Horn, to ride on real jeeps in the Falkland Islands and meet the Royal and Magellanic...
Punta Arenas is the capital of Chilean Patagonia and the closest city to the South Pole. I've already been in Punta Arenas since many expeditions to Antarctica start exactly here. However, this time there was no rush and I was able to explore the city's life more closely. There were mayoral...
Our ship stayed in the city of Punta Arenas from 6 am to 18 pm (at least it was supposed to stay there during this period of time). Punta Arenas is the city on the shores of the Strait of Magellan. Its name is translated from the Spanish language as "Sandy Point".  We bought in...
We were driving to Vicente Perez Rosales National Park along the scenic road. There were several observation decks along the way, but we could not see the volcano because of the dense clouds. But we were moving ahead and hoping!)) You have to turn right after the town of Ensenada and...
Puerto Varas is located on the shores of Lago Llanquihue, the second largest lake in Chile, in 17 km from Puerto Montt. It was founded in 1854 by German immigrants' hard work and efforts of the Chilean diplomat and traveler Vicente Perez Rosales. This is the "gates" into the wonderful Lake...
Chilean Patagonia begins with the small port city of  Puerto Montt ! Puerto Montt is a city in Chile and the administrative center of the homonymous commune, located on the shore of the Reloncaví Sound. It is considered the geographic beginning of Chilean Patagonia. The...
We had our next stop in the beautiful fjord of Puerto Chacabuco , from 8 am to 5 pm. Puerto Chacabuco  is a Chilean town in Aisén commune, which is located 'at the head' of Aysén Fjord in Northern Patagonia and is the main port of the region. We bought a two and a half hours...
We had 2 days at sea after  Puerto Chacabuco , and our ship sailed through the  Chilean fjords . Scenery was really beautiful, but the weather was so treacherous. It was mostly cloudy during the entire 2 days and it rained from time to time. However, we often admired a...
According to the legend of the islanders, this is the  Bay of Anakena , where the first leader of the Rapa Nui Hotu-Matua landed. At the entrance to the  beach , there's free parking and a toilet for $1, and a few souvenir shops. Among the palm grove, there are wooden tables with...
There are 3 beaches on  Easter Island . One of them is a city beach, but in this review, I'm going to show you a hidden and remote beach on the island, called Ovahe Beach. A small cove is hidden from the eyes of tourists, and it is impossible to see it from the road, passing by. The scenic...
One of the volcanoes on  Easter Island is  Rano Raraku . This is an extinct volcano that is up to 492 feet (150 meters) tall, with a freshwater lake inside the crater. This place is known by the fact that, earlier, there was a quarry where the statues were made over 500 years ago,...
Tongariki  is the largest ceremonial complex on  Easter Island ! Here, there are 15 moai statues set on the ahu platform. Ahu is a ceremonial platform, which (according to beliefs of the indigenous people) formed a spiritual link between this world and the next. However, their...
We came to  Easter Island to see the mysterious statues! At the airport, you take a map of the island with a detailed locations of all the moai. Moai are monolithic stone statues, which were made by Polynesian natives between 1250 and 1500. Today, there are 887 statues, and 834 statues...
The harbor in  Hanga Roa ( Easter Island ) is located not far from the post office, fire station and stadium. One can go down this way to reach the ocean.  It is impossible to get close to the waterfront, as there was a barrier near the road, but we were lucky because it was...
Hanga Roa  is the only (main) town on  Easter Island . About 4,000 people live there. This is an unofficial flag of Easter Island. The town has a main street, Atamu Tekena, named after one of the first headmen of the island. You can get here in 5 minutes by foot from the...
In this review, I have provided a brief guide for tourists, showcasing routes you can walk through Buenos Aires  without a guide. The city attractions are concentrated in three main areas: in the Center, Palermo, and La Boca . Between these areas, you can move by taxi. If you are...
This is the last part of the review about the touristic routes in  Buenos Aires . Here you can find the first part. And the second one can be found here. Although still, the vast majority of the locals prefer to picnic in other parts of the city, for example in the  "...
This is the second part of the review about the tourist routes in  Buenos Aires . The first review can be found here.  Florida Street is a lively tourist area. So people are at risk of being robbed. Therefore, there are a lot more police.  There’s a department store in...
In this review, I’m going to talk about the center of  Buenos Aires , and the most popular tourist sights. But remember, that "popular" does not always mean "good"! There are crowds of people in the center of Buenos Aires. The buildings in the city center are so dense that the houses are...
This is the second part of the review. Here you can find the first one. The main place, where the tourists go in San Telmo ( Buenos Aires ), is  Plaza Dorrego (Dorrego Square). There are many restaurants, souvenir shops and stalls. And the locals sing heartbreaking Argentine...

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