Visiting Montreal For The First Time?

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If you are planning on visiting Canada, Montreal is certainly a city that is worth exploring. There is so much to see and do in the area, from an architectural, historical, cultural, and culinary point of view. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the things that you must do if you are visiting Montreal for the first time…

Head to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – You should definitely try and incorporate an exhibit into your holiday to Montreal. This is a museum that welcomes works from some of the best names in the world of art, including Gaultier, Warhol, Rodin, and Chihuly. You will most certainly get your money’s worth!

Browse the Mile End boutiques – If you intend to shop until you drop while you are on holiday, this is definitely a good spot. Some of the best spots for Womenswear include Annex Vintage, Unicorn, and Vestibule.

Visit Basilique Notre-Dame – This is one of the most incredible religious buildings you will ever come across. Basilique Notre-Dame features a strikingly beautiful chapel at the back, and one of the most ornate gothic facades the world has to offer.

Go on a food tour – If there is one thing that Montreal is, it is a foodie city. The food on offer may be of the greasy variety, but who doesn’t love a bit of indulgence while on holiday? Make sure you get some poutine while in Canada. This is a traditional dish that consists of French fries and cheese curds, which is finished off with a good helping of gravy. It may appear like cheesy chips that have been run over, but it’s so much better!

Go up the Mont-Royal – This is free of charge, and it is probably one of the best ways to begin your journey in Montreal. You can see amazing views of the mountains over on the south bank, as well as views of downtown Montreal. If you can, try to get up early and watch the sun rise from this point; it is a magical sight.

Choose your accommodation with care – Last but not least, once you have determined what you want to do in Montreal, you will the be able to determine the best accommodation for you based on location. A lot of people like to stay in a hotel close to the airport for part of their stay, like Courtyard Montreal Airport, and then move onto a more central accommodation option. Either way, get on Google Maps and check out the proximity of your hotel to all of the places you wish to visit.

As you can see, there is a lot to see and do in Montreal, so make sure you plan your trip in advance so that you don’t miss out on any of the amazing attractions. Have a great time!

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5 Nice Places to Visit in Puerto Rico

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There are a lot of places to visit in Puerto Rico on your trip. Most people concentrate on the main attractions on the metropolitan area of the island, here we feature 5 nice places to visit out of the way, they are worth the driving and the experience, enjoy.

Las Cuevas de Camuy National Park

This national Park features on of the largest cave systems in the world. visitors will walk into parts of the caves and explore a small part of the system. The surrounding areas feature some nature settings that make for very good views.

La Parguera, Bioluminescent Bay

Another very unique place to visit on the island. this bay has micro organisms on the water that when disturbed they “light up” and produce a beautiful display on the water. this phenomenon happens on various places around the world, but in Puerto Rico is the only place that is guaranteed for it to happen every night.

Arecibo radar observatory

In the north par of Puerto Rico you can visit the famous radio telescope, the largest of this kind of the world. Its large receptor plate it’s larger than 12 football fields, used to spot signals from planets and in the SETI research for extraterrestrial life. Inside the Observatory there are science related exhibitions of different subjects to watch.

Mayaguez Zoo

Mayaguez is home to the only public zoo in the island. The zoo 2 main animal selections are the African Forest and the African Savannah. Also it features a Beautiful bird sanctuary.

Ponce Art Museum

The Ponce Art Museum has the largest art collection of the Caribbean between pictures and sculptures. Its collection have many European works such as works by Velasquez, Rubens and Rodin, and others.

A magical visit to the beautiful city of Shillong

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Shillong is the capital city of the Indian state of Meghalaya. It is a famous hill-station and attracts a large number of tourists all the year round.

Shillong is the capital city of the Indian state of Meghalaya and is a famous hill-station as well. It is also known popularly as the “Scotland of the East” owing to its gorgeous hills and valleys. Renowned for its pleasant and pollution-free environment as well as unprecedented beauty, Shillong is indeed a great choice if you are looking for a memorable holiday with your loved ones.

One of the most prominent attractions while you are here is the Mawlynnong waterfall situated in the pristine village of Mawlynnong. This village has been voted up as the cleanest village of entire Asia in 2005 by the Discover India Magazine, and this title was reinforced by National Geographic, UNESCO and BBC later.

If you are a nature lover, you can visit here and feel that you have finally seen paradise. This whole village is like a beautiful wonderland and is known lovingly by tourists and travellers as “God’s own Garden”. If you are planning a visit during the monsoons, you are in for a treat for your mind and soul.

There is beautiful lush greenery and flowering orchids to soothe your eyes. Agriculture is the main occupation og the village and keeping the surroundings clean is an age-old tradition here. It is a rather common sight to see people picking up leaves and garbage off the streets frequently. One of the best things to do when you are in here is to strike a conversation with the locals and try to understand their ideologies and traditions that have led to this commendable achievement at the level of entire village. Due to its high popularity among tourists, the village features in a large number of Shillong packages as well.

Another interesting place to visit in Shillong is the Umiam lake which is a reservoir made by damming the Umiam river.

Since its construction, the lake has been serving as a major tourist attraction for the state of Meghalaya. If you are an adventure lover, you indulge in a large number of water sports and adventure activities that take place here. Some of the most popular activities that take place frequently here include boating,  water cycling, scooting and kayaking. One of the most popular vantage points of Shillong is the Shillong View Point. It is near the Shillong Peak, which is the highest point of Shillong city.

The view from this point during the night is a sight to cherish forever. Moreover it is a host to a radar station of the Indian Air Force. So if you are owning a camera, you are supposed to declare it at the beginning of your visit itself. If you are into sports, you might fancy a visit to the Shillong Golf Course which enjoys a rather pristine and gorgeous location. It is the first golf course of India to have 18 holes in its grounds and it is like a dream come true for golfers.