When one speaks of Marrakech, the bustling lively main square of Jemaa el Fna with its winding and crowded souks springs to mind. Its mysterious, exotic history and culture has drawn travellers from all over the world and is a much-sought after city by celebrities, writers and artists. Away from the medina, Marrakech is becoming like its European neighbours with high-end boutiques, classy restaurants and happening nightlife.
Frankly speaking, when I was on the Salar Uyuni tour, I didn’t know the all the name of the places I was visiting. I was so enamoured with the magnificient landscapes that I wanted to understand and know more of what I have seen. This post will give you a headstart and introduction to this tour. The following are the places you will visit if you went on a typical 3D2N Salar Uyuni tour from Uyuni and ending at the drop-off point to Pedro de Atacama.
Uyuni Salt Flats is a much sought-after destination and it became part of my bucket list when I set my eyes upon the jaw-dropping reflecting horizonless shimmering landscape. It is definitely not the place where one can travel independently due to the vastness and no definite routing to speak of. So.. the best way to explore this spectacular place is to join an organized tour. There are many schools of thought/experiences of the best way to do the tour. As I had personally gone on a 3 days 2 nights tour in August 2014, I will write of my own experiences and hope that it can help you with the preparation of your own passage.
Machu Picchu is on the bucket list on almost every traveller for its mysterious origin and also, being one of the 7th wonder of the world make it one of the most sought after destination in the world.
First and foremost, you need to purchase your entrance tickets to Machu Picchu months before you embark on the visit. Especially during peak season which falls in the dry season from July to August, tickets sell out very quickly. There is a limit of 2500 visitors per day and two groups of 200 visitors each are allowed to climb up Huayna Picchu between 7 to 8 am and 10 to 11 am. Another group of 400 visitors are allowed to climb up Montana between 7 to 11 am.
I was in Laos from 7 to 16 April 2015 and my trip coincided with the Lao New Year known as “Pii May Lao” in Lao language. This year (2015), this important festival which represents rebirth and purification was celebrated from 14 to 16 April. Lao New Year takes place at the end of the hot dry season and the beginning of the monsoon season.