Brazil is a country that boasts of many things, over 7000 Km of sandy beaches, worlds’ largest rain forest, the planet’s second longest river, the world’s most vibrant cities and the most colorful and famous street festival on earth.
Rio de Janeiro will surprise you with its scenic beauty that almost seems staged amongst mountains, beaches and forests. If you climb over to the Sugar Loaf Mountain, you will be rewarded with magnificent views of the chaotic but picturesque Old Portuguese City of Rio de Janeiro and beyond to the Atlantic Ocean.
If you are a sun worshipper, in Brazil the Copacabana beach is the place to be, you will enjoy sunbathing on the golden sandy beach and mingle with sun loving people (find out more at South America Travel).
The Amazon is where you should escape to when you have had enough of the flamenco dancers and the beaches to be in touch with nature. It is a rainforest larger than most countries crossed by one of the worlds’ mightiest rivers and inhabited by an incalculable number of wildlife.
Egypt is normally associated with pyramids and mummies, there is a lot more in Egypt than the Pyramids and the mummies. It is traversed by the world’s longest river the Nile and it is one of the world’s most ancient holiday destinations, it is said that the Greeks and Romans used to holiday here.
The famed Red Sea that Moses seemingly made a way along with his stick is also found on the shores of Egypt and it offers fine sandy beaches and fantastic resorts along its coastline.
The city of Cairo is Egypt’s proud gem and is a must see on luxury Egypt holidays; the Egyptian museum in the city gives a peek into its ancient history with its artifacts. It is also home to two religions, Muslims and Christians; it is therefore dotted with soaring minarets and the church’s liturgical language since the times of the Pharaoh.
Uzbekistan is a destination that may surprise you, though unsung by travel heroes, it is the proud home of spellbinding array of ancient architecture and artifacts all blending in with the enchanting history and culture of the country. It is Central Asia’s cradle of culture for over two millennia and it boasts of the region’s most and best preserved ancient attractions. Though there has been unpleasant leadership over the years, Uzbekistan is slowly returning to its former glory, it helps a lot that the Uzbekistan people remain very friendly and hospitable.
Uzbekistan is also famous for the ancient Silk Road where ancient traders trod leaving behind beautiful cities along their route. The cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva practically put Uzbekistan on the map conjuring images of glorious minarets, serpentine trade caravans and ancient architecture that blends well with the seas of sand.
The Silk Road remains and cities go a long way into overshadowing other attractions such as the dazzling bazaars, ancient fortresses and the rich culture that is hidden deep in the wilderness of the rugged inland. Uzbekistan is a country that offers the adventurous traveler with off the beaten path experiences and surprising possibilities.