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5 Best Alberta Road Trips

Canada - GoroadTrip - July 25, 2020

Alberta is that dreamland of prairies, the Wild West and the Rocky Mountains where you would love to ride while listening to “Country Roads Take Me Home.” Alberta makes the perfect destination for a road trip exposing you to the dreamy, country landscape of Canada and letting you have the time of your life.

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Incredible things to do in La Paz

Blog, Destinations, South America - GoroadTrip - February 26, 2019

Located 3600 meters above sea level La Paz has been nicknamed the city which touches the clouds. It is nestled among the surrounding mountainsides. La Paz was set up in the year 1548. As Bolivia’s capital, it is a well-known stop for tourists to South America. The city has a colorful and vibrant culture which makes it unforgettable. The city has been built in a canyon created by the Choqueyapu River. This is a list of things to do in La Paz.
1. Plaza San Francisco – Admire the historic architecture, see street performers and explore the food and craft markets in this bustling central plaza. In front of the Plaza, there is an imposing church called Iglesia de San Francisco, which combines Métis and the Spanish Baroque style. It is one of the main things to do in La Paz.

2. Calle Jaén – Nuestra Señora de la Paz r our Lady of Peace, was founded in 1548 by Spanish conquistadors on the site of an indigenous settlement. The Spanish architectural heritage is still very present in Jaén Street, a pedestrian street in the heart of La Paz. The narrow and paved road is one of the main tourist attractions of La Paz, rich in colorful buildings, lanterns, and wrought iron balconies. Several museums are also located on the street, including the National Museum of Art (see number 5) and the Museo de Litoral, which displays objects from the Pacific War (1879-1884). Bolivia ended the war after losing its coastal territory to Chile. Visiting it is essential among things to do in La Paz.

3. Witches’ Market (Bruges Market) – The Witches’ Market is located near the Church of San Francisco and goes through some narrow streets. This is one of the most unique places in La Paz with women selling everything from medicinal plants to alpaca blankets and warm Andean sweaters. It is a tourist market, but it also offers a fascinating insight into Bolivian culture. An enchanting things to do in La Paz.

4. Valley of the Moon (Valle de la Luna) – The Valley of the Moon is a fascinating geological anomaly due to its strange lunar landscape. The Valley of the Moon is one of the most popular attractions in La Paz and includes several kilometers of trails that lead through the huge stalagmites and trenches of the valley, which have been dug into the ground for centuries by wind and rain. In addition to its fascinating geology, the Valley of the Moon offers a breathtaking view of the Andes outside the city. The most fascinating among things to do in La Paz.

5. Ruins of Tiwanaku – Recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 2000, Tiwanaku is an ancient archaeological site that bears the name of one of the most important ancient civilizations before the Inca Empire. The ruins of Tiwanaku are located next to the small town of Tiwanaku on the Altiplano on Route 3, which runs from La Paz to the west to Lake Titicaca.

6. Killi Killi – Mirador Killi-Killi is an observation point in La Paz, Bolivia, between Villa Pabón and Plaza Abaroa. Walk up the stairway, take a few minutes to catch your breath and enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of La Paz.

7. El Alto Market – El Alto is a city that has exploded over the years (with almost 1.5 million inhabitants), while Bolivians from rural areas are moving to the city. It is one of the largest cities in the world at 4150 meters altitude. The largest outdoor market offers everything you can imagine and is a true Bolivian experience.

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INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT QUEBEC CITY

Blog, Destinations, North America - GoroadTrip - January 9, 2019

Quebec is a small city capital of the Canadian province of Quebec. Slitting the conjoined rivers – St. Lawrence and St. Charles this city of French origin provides a number of attractions for the locals as well as the tourists to soak their eyes in. Major Quebec attractions would be linked to the heritage and historical significance of this delta city.
1. First in the line of Quebec attractions that also exhibit an interesting piece of knowledge would be the 400 years of history the city has to offer. Discovered and explored by French explorer Jacques Cartier, about 4 centuries ago this became a permanent settlement for a large number of French immigrants. This was later turned into a proper place to settle down in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain and hence the first official settlement in Canada came up as Quebec City.

2. Quebec major facts which also form a part of Quebec attractions would be the inherent French culture that was developed in this town 4 centuries ago. A significant influence of the Quebec culture thereby exhibits a rational blend with French culture and makes one feel like Europe while visiting this place. The major population of Quebec City is therefore of French origin speaking only English and French.
3. Quebec attractions and also the entire city of Quebec itself have been declared as the UNESCO World heritage site owing to its 400 years old historical significance. The major reason for Quebec City to form a part of the world heritage site is the city walls. 4.6kms long walls surround the city which was built by the French for defense purposes. However, even after Canada gained independence these city walls were kept intact to form a major part of tourist attraction.
4. A Catholic church, Notre-Dame also makes it to the list of major Quebec attractions and still stands tall as it used to since its establishment in 1647. This was built to look like a replica to the St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City. Decorated with gold baldachin over the alar and tabernacle this 4-century old church forms a major attraction in the city of Quebec.
5. Quebec city’s legacy in the field of education also forms a major part of Quebec attractions. This city has a rich educational culture dating back to 1600s. The first school was founded in 1663 which later became the oldest and first French-language University in Canada in the year 1852. The Catholic Ursuline nuns founded the first school for girls in Quebec City which dates back to as old as 1642.

6. Last but definitely not the least in the list of Quebec attractions would be the food of Quebec. It is the home to Poutine, a French delicacy with French fries topped with cheese curds and brown gravy.
Despite the fact that the list does not cover all the Quebec attractions, it still points out the major facts about the city which would create an alluring experience for the travelers.

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EXPLORE THE AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL CITY

Blog, Destinations, North America - GoroadTrip - January 6, 2019

It is quite difficult to list down all the amazing and fun places you can visit and the alluring things to do in Montreal. However, the list has attempted to cover maximum possible places and things that can be experienced while in Montreal. Montreal must be in the bucket-list for many and it is very important to tick off a few places and a few things to do in Montreal during the visit.
1. Scale the Mont-Royal – The first addition to the list of things to do in Montreal would be to scale up the Mont Royal either on foot or in a bus. It is an absolutely exhilarating experience as one can also see the entire city of Montreal from the Belvedere observatory. However, if a person can rise up early and dare to catch the sunrise from behind the skyscrapers, it will create a lasting impression in their minds forever.

2. Go for the gastronomical tour – While considering the things to do in Montreal, missing out on the various amazing culinary experiences would be a strict no. Montreal has restaurants plowing the streets which are higher than the number of restaurants in New York on a per capita basis. The food is exquisite, delicious and mouth-watering. Experiencing the “Mile End food tour” will be one of a kind for anyone visiting this place.
3. Gorging on the poutine should be an important addition to the things to do in Montreal. Poutine is basically French fries served with cheese and brown gravy. However, with some modifications, it also comes with pork and other non-vegetarian items. Trying out the Poutine is something very important for anyone visiting Montreal since such an exquisite dish with a similar taste will not be available anywhere else.
4. Smoked meat sandwich – Montreal offers a 4-inch thick fully loaded meat sandwich that would be enough to fill up any stomach of whatsoever size. Trying out the smoked meat sandwich at Lester’s deli in Outremont is a must though
5. Take a walk on St. Paul Street – Walking along the Old parts of Montreal helps tourists to experience the beauty of European culture in Montreal. The streets of St. Paul’s thrive with cafes, bars, art galleries, souvenir shops and many such places where the tourists can shop without a fringe since Montreal is a cheap place to live and reside.

6. A tour of the market – Another important addition to the list of things to do in Montreal would be to visit one of the amazing markets in Montreal. Visiting the market would be a brilliant way to interact with the locals and have an opportunity to taste something new. Almost all varieties of Maple products are available in the market.
Keeping such exquisite experiences in mind it is important to relish the beautiful city of Montreal to the maximum glory possible. The city of Montreal is bound to create an exhilarating experience for anyone looking to soak up some brilliant experience.

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SOME OF THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT AND TOP THINGS DO TO IN ROSARIO

America, Blog, South America - GoroadTrip - December 30, 2018

Being the birthplace of Che Guevara and Lionel Messi and also the third largest city in Argentina, people generally tend to visit this place as a part of their expedition tours and packages. People tend to wonder what to do in Rosario. However, the list below details and places to visit and things to do in Rosario, Argentina

  • Monumento Nacional a la Bandera – One of the most recognized places in Rosario hence the first addition of what to do in Rosario is the National Flag Monument. This monument houses the tomb of the creator of the Argentinean Flag, Manuel Belgrano. In addition to the historical significance of this monument, it also adds a value for those who wish to climb its tower in order to enjoy a panoramic view of the entire city of Rosario.
  • If one wonders what to do in Rosario, Kayaking and cycling are the most attractive ways to explore the city of Rosario. Hiring a cycle and cycling all around the stretches and lanes of the city is an exhilarating experience. Kayaking on the Parana River cruising along the narrow vastness of the city can also be an added adventure one can choose to witness. Hiring kayaks and cruising along the Parana River is a thrilling adventure to exit the mundane life of the city and explore the local wildlife.
  • Museo Historico Provincial – While we talk about what to do in Rosario and in order to relish its historical significance, museums are extremely important. With brilliant exhibits ranging from local artifacts to colonial displays and exhibitions on local drink, mate, the main history museum of Rosario offers a brilliant insight in the history and culture of the third largest city of Argentina.
  • Entre Rios 480 – The revolutionary Che Guevara once lived in this attractive neo-classical building which till date forms a part of the things to do in Rosario. This apartment building though is privately-owned yet that doesn’t stop onlookers to crowd around this place taking pictures.
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo – Also known as MACRO, Rosario’s museum of contemporary art forms an important addition to the list of things to do in Rosario. This museum houses the artwork of the young students local to the area. Visiting this place would provide an insight into the tourists regarding the local art and culture of Rosario.

The final addition to the list of what to do in Rosario would be the amazing green patches of land and parks it has to offer. Parque Independencia is the largest park in Rosario with a lake, beautiful ground and a wide array of vendors.
In this list of things to do in Rosario, these attractions form a major addition to the list of places tourist must see during their visit to Rosario. Rosario has so much to offer that the tourists often tend to get elated on seeing such beautiful and alluring sights.

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