Adventures

SELVATICA “An encounter with the Jungle”

En la ruta del cenote en Quintana Roo se encuentra la mejor experiencia de tirolezas de todo Cancún y Riviera Maya. Selvática es una experiencia extrema, fascinante y con un servicio inmejorable.

El recorrido consiste en 12 tirolesas, un extremo paseo en ATV s y un refrescante chapuzón en el Cenote del lugar. Los guías te dan una experiencia familiar y te sientes como en casa. Y al finalizar te das un buen mordizco con una cerveza bien fría.

Cuando vayas a Cancun en ves de irte a lo comercial ve a lo que realmente es una Experiencia en medio de la Jungla.

http://www.selvatica.com.mx/

Extreme Games Cancún

Si quieres disfrutar algo diferente y te quieres iniciar en los deportes extremos, recomiendo visitar Extreme Games Cancún en el KM 6.5 de Playa Tortugas en el Corazón de la zona Hotelera de Cancún México.

Es algo increible y divertido que te hace tener sentimientos encontrados de principio a fin. Yo lo catalogo como un juego mental, es salirte un poco de la matrix y controlar la mente y dejarla completamente en blanco para dar el paso. Para muchos y generalmente nunca lo han experimentado, es algo horrible y se tiene el mito y pretextos absurdos de que es algo peligroso pero la verdad vale la pena intentarlo por lo menos una vez en la vida y borrrarlo de la lista de pendientes por hacer.

Esta es una bella torre que da al mar caribe de solamente 25 mts y te da una probadita de libertad y emoción

Mi recomendación es que confies en la persona que te esta ayudando para tener esta experiencia que son altamente preparados y que son moderadores de riesgo. Vive el hoy!! El Problema de la humanidad es siempre planear todo dejando en el pasado lo más importante de la vida: EL HOY!!!!!!!

Vive la vida y vivela EXtreme

MAHAHUAL “A BEAUTIFUL OPEN SECRET”

Por Bárbara Escaler

Two years and a half ago I decided to move to Mahahual without even know it or even hear about this small fishermen’s villa located at the South of Quintana Roo. With some uncertainty, basing my decision only on my husband comments of the place, I packed and started this amazing adventure.

A suitcase full of dreams and plans plus an uncertain and unknown destination, doesn’t sound like a good equation, but the result was more tan wonderful.

I found myself with a white sand paradise and virgin beaches, with a population that goes no over the 1000 people totally heterogeneous, from all ages and every social level, but all of them smiley and kind. They just went through a terrible experience, the hurricane Dean which left the town without its main income “The Cruises port”, during that year I fell in love with the place, there was no job, no tourism, but the people fought with all their strength and stayed here, why? There must be something in this awesome place so they stay here. From the chaos and the stress of the city to the nowhere… that’s how I felt, I fought against my hyperactivity, I learned to make things slowly, with time; I focused on take every day to improve myself, to be happy, to go to the beach and even though my incomes suffered a harsh time, mi soul grew and expand itself and I simply became a “Mahahualeña”; there’s no   “Mahahualeños” by born, we’re all “Mahahualeños” by decision and love.

Nobody can understand this place without visit it, the average people likes to be anonymous among the noise of the city or of those touristic destinations full of bars and “nice” people; Mahahual leads you to heaven, to the true resting, to the true nature observation, Mahahual leads you to yourself.

As the time passed by the cruises finally arrived once more and just at the end of the high season the Pork Flue came, more “hunger” months in Mahahual, but I already had in my heart the love that I saw on the people when I first came after the “Dean”, so we stayed, simply living.

Today, 3 years after “Dean” and 1 year after the Pork Flue, Mahahual is reborn as the Fenix bird and becomes one of the main Caribbean cruise’s port, but only a few knows and take advantage of the fact that we actually have the infrastructure to receive night stand tourism, that they may have the opportunity of listen in total silence the wild animals serenade, rocking your dreams; of swimming in its crystal like water and snorkel or dive on its beautiful coral reef; of visiting the “Banco Chinchorro” the worldwide second larger reef; of eating a “today fished” fish or even go and fish it yourself to eat it and all at a very ridiculous price, truly Mahahual is a Paradise.

I personally invite you to know this beautiful open secret, whom has been here always come back or at least dream about doing it.

www.yoamomahahual.com

www.visitmahahual.com

Chichen-itza

México

Chichen Itza which means “at the mouth of the well of Itza “, is the 2nd most visited archeological site of Mexico today. The Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen-Itza which better known as “El Castillo” (the castle), is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World elected in 07.07.2007. It is exactly 24 m. high considering the upper platform. Apart from the Kukulkan Pyramid, in Chichen Itza there many other archaeological sites to visit, carrying traces from Mayan Culture in many ways.

Chichen-Itza, now including one of the new 7 wonders of the world; the Kukulkan Pyramid, is located in the Peninsula of Yucatan, in the Yucatan State; Mexico, between Valladolid and Merida and is just120 km from Merida.

Chichén Itzá
“The most famous, spectacular, and, consequently, most frequently visited of Mexico’s Mayan sites, the magnificent metropolis of Chichén Itzá was the principal ceremonial center of the Yucatán.”

I been here a few times, and I can say that is one of the places with more energy I ever felt in my life around the world.

 Vietnam

Vietcong

vietnam3This place is incredible, here we visit the famous tunnels of Vietcong, I had the chance to see a real tank of the Vietnam War, also shoot a real Aka-47  at one of the tours!! Also we visited the beach areas that are so beautiful.

The tunnels of the Vietcong.
The roads out of Ho Chi Minh led to some fascinating places, including the Vietcong tunnels, Cao Dai Temple and some beautiful tropical beaches

To see the Ho Chi Minh City and its surroundings from a different perspective, take one of the boats that give a tour of the Song Sai Gon (Saigon River). From the river, the town appears full of modern skyscrapers, many of them empty. At the same time, industrial development and overcrowding has caused the expansion to the periphery of the city.

South of Ho Chi Minh are being built with real satellite cities residential areas, parks and universities in what were Vietnam 2008 015once wetlands. Other neighborhoods in the suburbs, less affected by urban renewal, can be fascinating excursions. Further away there are plenty of options very interesting.

After about 65 kilometers northwest of Ho Chi Minh City is the Cu Chi, which became famous during the war in Vietnam for its extensive network of underground tunnels, with nearly 200 kilometers long in total.

These passages, which drops to three levels deep, using the first soldiers Vietminh against the French in the 1940s and later a refuge for the Vietcong, who came to open tunnels beneath even the headquarters of the Army Division United States in the Mekong Delta.

cu%20chiOften guenilleros villagers lived for months with the help of an ingenious and complex ventilation system. From these refuges, the Vietcong could launch surprise attacks against their common enemies.

In fact, in the middle of the 1960s had in the region around Cu Chi had nearly 250 kilometers of tunnels.

But what to do with the earth removed for not alert the enemy? Often used to fill the craters of bombs or throwing to Song Sai Gon (Saigon River). Travelers observaréis the Cu Chi tunnels are open to foreign tourists have been extended to suit the complexion of the West.

Some were only 80 centimeters in diameter. The galleries can have up to four levels and have a sophisticated ventilation system, clinics, toilets and meeting rooms.

Thailand

ThailandWhile a trip to Thailand usually means spending time in scenic Phuket and lounging on the beaches in the south, no tour of the country would be complete without visiting some of its celebrated temples. Located in Bangkok, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha is probably the country’s most sacred shrine.

The Emerald Buddha Thailand is located on the grounds of the Grand Palace, the former residence of the kings of Siam. The imposing residence, which is surrounded by walls that are over a mile-long, is one of the most popular destinations when it comes to Thailand tourism. The main chapel is luxuriously opulent, featuring a three-tiered roof gilded in gleaming gold. Step inside the doors of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and you will find the statue itself – a two-foot sculpture carved from a single piece of dark, green jade – sitting high above an immense, gold alter.

Dating back to the 14th century, the emerald Buddha is a symbol of prosperity and authority. Over the years, the statue bounced back and forth between several territories, with leaders trying to obtain it, in order that they might experience good luck while they ruled. The statue reached its final resting place when King Rama I built the present Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

As is traditional in many Thailand temples, the Emerald Buddha Thailand statue is outfitted with seasonal robes that are changed three times a year for the summer, winter and rainy season. Regarded as a highly auspicious occasion, the ritual is performed by the king. Water is also sprinkled over the monks and audience in attendance as a symbol of good luck for the months to come.

Regarded as one of the most popular Thailand temples, make sure to take some time to admire the shrine itself. Its interior walls are gorgeously decorated with murals that depict the story of the Buddha’s life. Start in the middle of the wall on your left as you enter the shrine and follow the story over the walls moving in a counter-clockwise fashion. The grounds of the Emerald Buddha Thailand are equally as beautiful, once you’ve entered the compound of the Grand Palace, make a point of admiring the inside walls which are a visually stunning display of 178 scenes that chronicling Ramakien – Thailand’s national epic.

Although the Temple of the Emerald Buddha is an incredibly popular Thailand tourism site, it is also one of the most sacred of Thailand temples. As a result, a strict dress code is in place. Men must wear long-sleeved shirts and pants and must be wearing shoes with socks. A modest style is also required of women, ensuring that shoulders are not exposed and clothing fabrics are no see-through. A booth near the front gate can loan clothing to those who do not meet the strict standards.

 

Athens

Acropolis

I visited this incredible place in 2008, The only thing i could say is one of the best places i,ve ever seen.

AthensThe Acropolis was both the fortified citadel and state sanctuary of the ancient city of Athens. Although the great building programs of the 5th century B.C. have disturbed or covered many of the earlier remains, there is still a great deal of archaeological evidence attesting to the importance of the Acropolis in all periods of time. In the Late Bronze Age, the Acropolis was surrounded by a massive fortification wall like those at Mycenae and Tiryns in southern Greece. This wall remained in use long after the collapse of Mycenaean civilization, and functioned as the fortifications of the Acropolis for several centuries. By the middle of the 8th century B.C., if not earlier, at least part of the Acropolis had developed into the sanctuary of the goddess Athena, the patron divinity of the city. It is likely that the first temple of Athena Polias was constructed in this period in order to house a wooden cult statue of the goddess. In the 2nd quarter of the 6th century B.C., probably in association with the re-organization of the Panathenaic festival in 566 B.C., there was a burst of architectural and sculptural activity, and the first monumental, stone, Doric temple of Athena is built on the Acropolis. Another monumental temple was built towards the end of the 6th century, and yet another was begun after the Athenian victory over the Persians at Marathon in 490 B.C. However, the Acropolis was captured and destroyed by the Persians 10 years later (in 480 B.C.). Although the Athenians and other Greeks were eventually victorious over their eastern enemies, the Acropolis lay in ruins. In the mid-5th century, the Athenians were persuaded by the statesman Perikles to rebuild the temples on the Acropolis on a grand scale, and it is during the second half of the 5th century B.C. that the most famous buildings on the Acropolis — the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaia, and the temple of Athena Nike, were constructed.

Egypt

Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings
The Egyptian belief that “To speak the name of the dead is to make him live again” is certainly carried out in the building of the tombs. The king’s formal names and titles are inscribed in his tomb along with his images and statues. Beginning with the 18th Dynasty and ending with the 20th, the kings abandoned the Memphis area and built their tombs in Thebes. Also abandoned were the pyramid style tombs. Most of the tombs were cut into the limestone following a similar pattern: three corridors, an antechamber and a sunken sarcophagus chamber. These catacombs were harder to rob and were more easily concealed. Construction usually lasted six years, beginning with the new reign. The text in the tombs are from the Book of the Dead, the Book of the Gates and the Book of the Underworld

 

Australia

Sydney

One of my favorite cities on earth!!!!!

Text from www.sidneyoperahouse.com

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Sydney Opera House (1957 – 1973) is a masterpiece of late modern architecture. It is admired internationally and proudly treasured by the people of Australia. It was created by a young architect who understood and recognised the potential provided by the site against the stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbour. Denmark’s Jørn Utzon gave Australia a challenging, graceful piece of urban sculpture in patterned tiles, glistening in the sunlight and invitingly aglow at night. Jorn Utzon died in Copenhagen in November 2008 aged 90.

In its short lifetime, Sydney Opera House has earned a reputation as a world-class performing arts centre and become a symbol of both Sydney and the Australian nation.

 Italy

Rome

The Coliseum…. A breath taker experience

Coliseo de Roma

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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Location IV Templum Pacis (Latin “Temple of Peace”)
Built in 1st century AD
Built by/for Vespasian, Titus
Type of structure Amphitheatre
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The Colosseum

The Colosseum or Roman Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium, Italian Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo), is an elliptical amphitheatre in the center of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering.

Occupying a site just east of the Roman Forum, its construction started between 70 and 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80 AD under Titus, with further modifications being made during Domitian’s reign (81–96).[1] The name “Amphitheatrum Flavium” derives from both Vespasian’s and Titus’s family name (Flavius, from the gens Flavia).

Capable of seating 50,000 spectators,[2] the Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. As well as the gladiatorial games, other public spectacles were held there, such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. The building ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era. It was later reused for such purposes as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine.

It has been estimated that about 500,000 people and over a million wild animals died in the Colosseum games.[3][4]

Although in the 21st century it stays partially ruined due to damage caused by devastating earthquakes and stone-robbers, the Colosseum is an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome and its breakthrough achievements in earthquake engineering. It is one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions and still has close connections with the Roman Catholic Church, as each Good Friday the Pope leads a torchlit “Way of the Cross” procession around the various levels of the amphitheatre.[5]

The Colosseum is also depicted on the Italian version of the five-cent euro coin.

One response to “Adventures

  1. Paco

    my great friend GUS , around the world! you are amazing, and travel more than willy fog and marco polo together !!
    good photos ! Gracias Aventurero ,,,espero volver a verte en algun Puerto ! recuerdos y salud ! y algo de sex-drugs and rock an roll!
    F.

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