miércoles, 10 de julio de 2013

KEY WEST, MILE O

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Key West is the southernmost city in the continental USA. Is mile 0, US  route 1  .

The  old town Key West is one of America's true architectural and botanical treasures. On even the tiniest lanes, the locals have faithfully restored old wooden homes and adorned them with lush tropical trees and flowers.
     
Key West's African cultural heritage is represented by the vibrant Bahama Village neighborhood, founded in the early 1800s by Africans migrating from the Bahamas, and in historic churches, indigenous food and annual festivals.
Among Key West's most significant African cultural sites is the 1860 African Burial Ground, located on the island's Atlantic Ocean shore beside a Civil War-era fort. It is believed by experts to be America's only African refugee cemetery.
In this city of fascinating contrasts, you could easily find yourself wanting to let go of mainland hassles permanently.









The island's seafaring tradition lives on at the renovated Historic Seaport district, known locally as the Key West Bight. Dozens of shrimp boats once called this harbor home.
     
These days, "the Bight" is a popular place to arrange a day on the water, whether you are a  diver, snorkeler, fisherman or eco-tourist. Others come just to stroll along the harbor walk or dine at one of the many restaurants.








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www.fla-keys.com
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Turks And Caicos, Grace Bay Beach

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The Turks and Caicos Islands consist of 40 islands and cays, eight of which are inhabited. The islands are located 550 miles southeast of Miami, Florida, just below the Bahamas chain and just to the east of Cuba and the island of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti)

On the north shore of the island Providenciales, is Grace Bay Beach, you will find the most beautiful beaches, as well as a long coral reef, which is rich in aquatic life. This main strech is home to the majority of the island major resorts and tourism services. )

Providenciales, or more commonly known as "Provo", covers an area of 38 miles and is the most developed island in Turks and Caicos.










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domingo, 27 de enero de 2013

IRUYA, BETWEEN THE SKY AND THE MOUNTAINS

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 In the northern end of Salta, as if it were giving its back to the province, isolated by mountain chains and protected by long, narrow and winding roads, like a gem set on the rock, rises Iruya, a mountain town with an elusive beauty. 

 Travelers who discover IRUYA are overwhelmed by its beauty and silence

During the 17th and 18th centuries, Iruya was a little parcel within the two million hectares owned by the marquis of Tojo. 

Located 2713 meters above sea level, it now has the appearance of a fortified city. Men have placed rocks where nature failed to do so. The streets' paving constitutes a shell that protects them from rains.











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www.iruyaonline.com
www.quebradadehumahuaca.com

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