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Once the end considerate as the end of the earth, Portugal has multiples wealth that is only waiting to be discovered. Some of them are even most wonderful than its beach and its sunset (but of course, these are significant assets of this country). However, what’s make the Portugal unique, it’s the ambience created by the history of the country., the architecture of the city and the music. Not to mention the Mediterranean culinary influence and the multiples variety of Atlantic product making the Portuguese gastronomy a real delight!
As you can see on the multiples Instagram photo, the landscapes of the Portugal are really charming. Indeed, there are many different landforms in this same and little country. Edged by the Atlantic Ocean, the Portugal West Coast offers many endless beaches where the water is crystalline and the sand is blond. If you’re not an amateur of having sand in your swimwear, but more of the historical sites or even hiking, the Portugal propose tonnes of magnificent spots where you can explore the richness of the territory. Between the mountains and all the castles, you’re free to admire the beauty of nature, which would fascinate even the most incredulous travellers of all.
No need to say that the architecture of the building significantly contributes to the cultural heritage of the Portugal. Whether is in Lisbon or in Porto, the locals always will have something to tell, there’s a story for each corner of each street. That’s why there’s always something new to learn about the history of this country.
Even if the Portuguese music isn’t as popular then it was before, some kind is actually gaining popularity. It is the case of the fado, a kind of Portuguese music whose themes are often related to melancholy, nostalgia and tearing love. Still deeply affected by their story, Portuguese people were able to transmit the bitterness through their own musical genre. In a cabaret as in the street, you will certainly hear some locals sing the fado.
SEAFOOD & CIE
What is even the point of travel if it’s not to taste some of the culinary specialities of the place you’re visiting? As for the Portuguese food, it’s not only a real happiness for those who love seafood, it’s also very cheap!
I know. Seafood is not everyone’s taste. But, no need to panic! Portugal offers a lot of variety of cheese, wine and even olive! Plus, all of these products are local. And it’s not to mention the entire Portuguese speciality cooked with many sorts of meat: rabbit, horse, goat and much more!
When we think about Mexico, we all imagine three things: the resort, the Chichén Itzá and tonnes of tacos. However, this country can’t only be described by these common cliché. It has a heritage so much more interesting and diversified than what’s look like.
Still, when we heard “ Mexican food ” we immediately think of some dishes with melt cheese and Jalapeño, right? Unfortunately, this is not quite the reality… First of all, you have to understand that Mexican way of cooking is proper to each different region of Mexico. Plus, for Mexican’s people, cooking is almost art! So forget the idea that their dishes are all tacos and tortillas. If you want a real gourmet experience, stop by some street food stand where people are going to give you some meals 100% Mexican et above all 100% home made. Enjoy it while you drink a buck of pulque, formerly called “ God’s drink ”, which secret of its effects comes from the agave pulque's fermentation.
Mexico is full of different reliefs. That’s why there're many kinds of activities that are offered to you. For example, in a city like Mexico, where all your senses are constantly awake by the music and the conviviality of Mexican people, you can participate in some traditional activities like watch the corrida de toro, a match of Nacho libre or simply enjoy the vivacity of one of the biggest city in the world! If you prefer outdoors activities, you can walk across the arid Mexican desert, trough the rainforest, do some hiking on some volcano covered with snow and even swim in some cenotes. And for the art and history amateurs, there are always the pyramids and the multiples remains of the extinct Mayan civilisations.
It doesn’t matter what activities you're going to do or what region you want to see because one thing is for sure: none of your expectations is going to be as up of the wonderful thing you will discover.
Thailand is a perfect destination for travellers who want to live the craziest adventure, but also for those who only desire to lie down on exotics beaches. Not only Thailand is a country where the culture has never been assimilated, it’s also why it has such a cultural strength as remarkable as their spiritual lifestyle.
There are many places to visit to discover Thailand. Of course, there’s Bangkok where everything you could imagine is possible, but there’s also tonnes of rural cities, less touristic, that would allow you to live an adventure worthy of a local… Places with many locals market where you can buy a lot of fresh product! There’s even what is called floating market where each trader is comfortably installed on his barque while he cooks some dishes. Last thing to say about Thai food: not to mention it’s very cheap, it’s above all really delicious! All flavours and spices would definitely charm your taste buds!
To the biggest mountain of the north to the most exotics islands of the south, you will experiment the humid and hot weather and the immeasurable joviality of the 8 million people. You could try a lot of activities like snorkelling/diving, shellfish picking, watch a Thai Fight, etc. There’s even some place where it’s still legal to watch a rooster fight (if ever it’s the kind of things you are into…)
Whatsoever, Thailand makes you dream so much that you feel the need to hurry back, because you know there’s so many more things to discover about this wonderful country.