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Explore the Bustling Colonial town of Chacapoyas Peru

Popularly known as Chachas, the city of Chacapoyas is located in northern Peru in the Amazonas region. The city is located in the mountainous areas of Peru and is quite isolated as compared to the other cities of the country. The city was founded in the 16th century and is the capital of the department of Amazonas. Chacapoyas is a wonderful colonial town with a busy market area. Visitors make Chacapoyas as their base for exploring the surrounding ruins of the civilization of the Chachapoyas.

Jalapeno Cornbread Fried Fritters - 5.0 out of 5 based on 3 votes

Jalapeno Cornbread Fried Fritters from America

Ramadan is just around the corner and we are going to cover a lot of Iftaar recipes from all around the world. Just follow our world recipe section for Iftar Ideas for the coming month. Here is a cornbread fried fritters from America to spice up your Iftaar with the addition of Jalapenos. A must try for this Ramadan or you can have them with your evening tea sessions.

Marvel at the Natural Beauty of Tatacoa Desert, Colombia.

n the northern Hulia region of Colombia is the second most arid region of Colombia, the Tatacoa Desert. Spreading over an area of 330 square kilometres, the desert consists of grey and orche soil dotted with cactuses.

Travel to the Capital City of Managua, Nicaragua

The capital of Nicaragua, Managua is a sprawling city with a perfect location. The city has been revamped after the earthquake of 1972. There are several beautiful buildings especially the New Cathedral that is worth visiting. There are also a few ruins in the city that stand till today as a reminder of the earthquake.

Travel to the Colonial City of Santa Ana, El Salvador

One of the most important cities of El Salvador, Santa Ana offers good amenities for its residents as well as visitors. The city has a colonial touch to it with several old buildings and also a Gothic cathedral. The city is a good base for exploring the western parts of El Salvador.

Relax and have fun with Water Sports in the Island of Utila, Honduras

Utila is located off the coast of Honduras in the west of the Caribbean Sea. It is the third smallest island of the Honduras Bay Islands. The locals on the island are friendly and always ready to help people. The island has been ranked as one of the best diving destinations in the Caribbean.

Adrenaline Rush with Treks & Hot Springs at the Cabanaconde Peru

The town of Cabanaconde is known as the gateway to the Colca Canyon. Visitors can find a number of options for day-hiking and also 7-10 days long trek from Cabanaconde. The treks take you along the canyons, different peaks and waterfalls. The Colca Canyon is known to be deeper than the Grand Canyon but is far less explored.

Relax with the beaches and sights of Cabo Polonia Rocha, Uruguay

Along the Atlantic Coast of Uruguay is the small village of Cabo Polonio Rocha Uruguay. The village is quite a popular destination especially during the summers. The village has some nice beaches and there is also a colony of sea lions and seals. During the months of October and November people come to the village for whale watching.

Crescentrating's Pick of 8 Destinations to spend your Ramadan Holidays in 2013

Ramadan is a month of fasting, prayers, charity and bonding. For those who are planning to spend the Ramadan away from home, last year we covered 10 destinations in "Ramadan Holidays -10 Destinations to Spend in 2012".  Here are 8 more destinations to look at this year in addition to the 10 destinations we listed last year.  

Travel to the Volcanic Crater Lake of Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua

One of the best places for swimming and the largest volcanic crater lake of Nicaragua, Laguna de Apoyo is an amazing place to visit. The Laguna de Apoyo has been declared as a nature reserve and is among the protected areas of Nicaragua. A number of people visit the lake for its dark coloured beaches, clean blue waters and exciting water sports.

  • New York City Overview

    New York City (NYC) is one of the most visited cities in the United States. It is one of the most vibrant cities in the world, with many world famous landmarks. The city consists of five boroughs namely Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Each of the boroughs has…
  • Los Angeles Overview

    From impressive beaches to cultural attractions, Los Angeles has many places for travelers to explore. The city presents a myriad of attractions for travelers to visit and enjoy; the coastline of the city spreads across 122Km from Malibu to the Long Beach. It is one of the most visited cties…
  • Chicago Overview

    Pioneering architecture, wonderful waterfronts and great dining describes best that Chicago offers. Visitors can enjoy checking out the world-class museums and one of the best shopping experiences in the US. The city offers a wonderful array of sights that keep visitors occupied throughout the stay. The downtown area is concentrated…
  • Houston Overview

    A multi-cultural city, Houston offers a wonderful mix of fun things to do and rich heritage. It is one of the largest cities in the United States and home to over 2 million people. Boasting world-class shopping opportunities and excellent entertainment, Houston is well known for its 17-block theater district…
  • Phoenix Overview

    A rapidly growing city, Phoenix is the capital of the state of Arizona and the fifth largest city in the United States. Located close to the Mexican border in the northern stretch of the Sonoran Desert; the city is flanked by mountains and wonderful sceneries.

  • Philadelphia Overview

    Located between Washington and New York City, Philadelphia holds a lot of importance in the history of the United States. Also called as the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia is truly a gem of a city to visit. Exhibiting an array of historic monuments such as the Independence Hall, where…
  • San Antonio Overview

    Considered to be among one of the fastest developing cities in the United States, San Antonio is a wonderful place to visit. The culture of the city is quite vibrant and has a multicultural setting. A city full of surprises, San Antonio has something in store for everyone.

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