MACHU PICCHU, PERU: This city is nestled in a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley in Peru. It is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It is also often recognized as the "Lost City of the Incas." This place is beyond magical. I can't even describe how amazing it felt to be surrounded by such beautiful architecture and history. It is at a higher elevation so people usually acclimate in Cusco, another beautiful city, before making the trek to Machu Picchu. Due to the increase in tourism, the country has now limited the amount of visitors to 2,500 people a day and it still closes during their heavy rainy seasons. If you happen to be in Peru, you have to make a trip to this lost city. I guarantee you that you won't be disappointed.
SÁMARA, COSTA RICA: A few years ago I had the pleasure of visiting Costa Rica to do turtle conservation work. I spend 10 glorious days by the beaches of Samara and had the most relaxing time. After doing my turtle conservation work I would surf with the locals. Well I would learn to surf from the locals. If I wanted to take yoga classes, they taught them right on the beach. The town in itself is pretty tiny but the beaches are what attracts tourists and locals. There are good restaurants and bars too so you can enjoy a nice cocktail while you lay out in the sandy beaches.
TULUM/CHICHEN ITZA: Who doesn't love white sandy beaches with crystal clear blue water? That's exactly what I experienced when I went to Tulum. Not only did I see such a great part of my culture and history but I got to experience yet another one of the New Seven Wonders of the World when I went to Chichen Itza.
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE: This has been by far the most eco-friendly city I have ever visited. High rise buildings actually have large trees and greenery in between floors. It is incredibly humid and rains a lot throughout the year and the city has actually engineered ways in which to re-use the majority of the water. The engineering and architecture is amazing throughout the entire city. This city/country is also incredibly rich. They are know for their importing/exporting and medical tourism. Never in my life have I seen so many Lamborghinis and other exotic cars. Oh and don't even think about chewing gum or spitting in this city. They actually banned the importation of any gum coming into the entire country. This is by far the cleanest city I have ever visited.
There are still so many places I want to see and explore. Going through all of my past traveling pictures is sure giving me the travel bug. I can't wait until my next adventure!
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