Cheap Luxury Holidays Review – America
The United States has varied weather conditions, and the best time to visit depends both upon the location and the season. Spring (March, April, May) and autumn (September and October) are generally cooler, more comfortable times to visit. Summer months – June, July, and August – are generally hot regardless of the region, but winter temperatures (November-February) can vary substantially depending upon the part of the US you are visiting. The southern part of the country tends to be warmer in the winter than the north. The general climate of the continental US is temperate, but keep in mind that Hawaii is tropical and Alaska is arctic. Many of the country’s dependent territories, such as Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, are also tropical.
North America, extending to within 10° of latitude of both the equator and the North Pole, embraces every climatic zone, from tropical rain forest and savanna on the lowlands of Central America to areas of permanent ice cap in central Greenland. Subarctic and tundra climates prevail in N Canada and N Alaska, and desert and semiarid conditions are found in interior regions cut off by high mountains from rain-bearing westerly winds.
Central America has a tropical humid climate. It has no real winter; even the coldest month averages above 18 °C, with summers of 27 to 28
South America Climate is predominantly wet and hot. However the large size of the continent makes the climate of South America varied with each region having its own characteristic weather conditions.
Based on the research and tourists review, here are the populated statistics I would want to share. This help to furnish you with a pellucid idea, so that it makes your selection more conducive. There is no order preference in this review.
Capital: Central heart of Brazil – Brasilia
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Places of Interests: Salvador, Porto Seguro, llheus, Camacari, Feira de Santana, Chapada Diamantina National Park, Vitoria da Conquista, Lencois, Juazeiro, Paulo Afonso, Caravelas, Jequie, Correntina, Cruz das Almas, Morro do Chapeu, Mucuge, Sobradhinho Reservoir, Livramento de Nossa Senhora etc.
My Rating: 9.8 out of 10
Salvador Bahia Review
By: Jill Siegel MountClair, New Jersey | Sep 26, 2011
Center of Afro-Brazilian History and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stay in Pelourinho at Casa do Amarelindo. Eat at Sorriso da Dada and order one of their famous seafood stews – Moqueca de Peixe. Pelourinho is the famous setting of many Jorge Amado books including “Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands” — visit the museum dedicated to Amado right in the center of “Pelo.” Visit the Church de Sao Francisco at the end of Anchieta Plaza, the interior is completely covered in gold leaf and one of the best examples of high-baroque architecture in the Americas. Stop by the famous Olodum drum school and listen to an impromptu performance by the young students. Leave a donation and then walk the many cobblestone streets which are lined with one the largest accumulation of colonial architecture from the seventeenth and eighteenth century. Enjoy the carefully prepared street food called Acaraje (deep fried bean fritter filled with shrimp) and buy wonderful handicrafts and the Mercado Modelo. Find out your fortune from a Mae de Santo at at Terreiro where the African Gods and Goddesses are still worshipped. And enjoy the music — so much music!
By: Tom Mitchell Washington DC, USA | Jul 20, 2011
Historic, beautiful, and the soul of afro-brazilian culture. Definitely a must see if traveling in Brazil. The carnaval is the best and it is a lanching pad to some of the best beaches in the nation.
By: Tom Mitchell Washington DC, USA | Jul 20, 2011
Salvador, the first colonial capital of Brazil, is located in the state of Bahia, which is famous for some of the best beaches in the world. It’s also famous for the Afro-Brazilian culture; a result of the barrage of slaves shipped here in the 17th century, eventually claiming freedom in 1888. The city actually reminds me a lot of New Orleans: somewhat gritty, wonderfully colorful and bursting with music.
We spent a day exploring the history of Salvador by starting at Mercado Modelo, where countless slaves first set foot in Brazil. After a quick walk through the Lower Town, we took Elevador Lacerda, which essentially dropped us in the middle of the historical center. We explored ornate churches and watched countless stages being set up for music festivals. (Keep in mind we were here just after Carnaval – the party really never stops.) We then lost ourselves in the colorful labyrinth of Pelourinho, beautiful alleys filled with cafes, bars and shops.
Of course being in Bahia we had to spend a day at the beach so we headed to Porte de Barra, rented our chairs and plopped down. While we brought magazines and books, we really didn’t need them. First, caipirinhas, fried cheese, jewelry and massages were offered every few minutes. Then there were eclectic groups of friends and family applying oil and basking in the sun. There were even displays of capoeira, a Brazilian fighting style that looks more like dancing. But most importantly there was Footvolley. In this brilliant game players use their feet, chest and head to score points over a volleyball net. The sheer passion and talent of the players, as well as the hecklers, provided us with hours of entertainment.
In our favorite part of Salvador, Rio Vermelho, we were lucky enough to meet several locals including Herbert, the self-proclaimed Frenchiest Brazilian ever. We peppered our new friend Dave, the manager of The Dubliner pub, with questions about the Portuguese language. We even engaged in lengthy political discussion with ex-pats and shared our love of San Francisco by singing Janis Joplin songs. While it’s true that the music here is constant, it’s the colorful people that truly are the heart and soul of this town.
By: Silvia Gogova Sofia, Bulgaria | Jul 03, 2012
I never been there, but what I know is: If you want to feel the hearth of Brazil – go to Bahia. And I hope some day to do it :))
By: Carl Koytzan Calgary, Canada | Apr 16, 2013
This is a beautiful city from a rustic point of view. When you enter the city as I did from the port, you will see a round building that is now used for merchants. This was the building used to store slaves before they were sold right out in front of this buiilding.
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