A Memorable Journey to the Amazon Rainforest

A Memorable Journey to the Amazon Rainforest

Amazon Rainforest is the largest rainforest on Earth spanning over a lot of countries. A
major portion of the forest is in Brazil while it also extends in Peru, Colombia, Ecuador,
Bolivia, Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana, and French Guiana. It comprises over half of the
Earths forest land while the biodiversity of the region is also distinct. There are almost
16,000 species of trees here with an estimated 390 Billion individual trees. There is a
diverse biodiversity tract of animals and insects as well in the Amazon Rainforest. It is a
major tourist attraction with millions of people from all over the world visiting annually.
Amazon River passing through the forest is another major tourist attraction.
The forest is vast and filled with numerous surprises. There are hundreds of
adventurous activities, which the visitors can take on and entertain themselves. We
were traveling through Brazil and staying in Rio de Janeiro for the last few weeks. We
were planning to travel to the Amazon Rainforest and the Amazon River. However, in
order to enjoy the in-depth touring experience, we wanted to spend a few days
traveling through the forest for which we needed training. The survival training is
conducted by various agencies and we spent a few days in one of the training agencies.

Reaching Manaus and Departing for Amazon Rainforest

We reached Manaus city and booked a hotel. We wanted to be completely prepared for
our expedition in the Amazon forest so we went to the local market and bought various
clothes, shoes, food etc. Manaus is the capital of the Amazonas state and considered to
be a major departing point to the forest. There is another interesting tourist destination
east to the city, where the River Negro meets the River Solimoes, giving rise to a
phenomenon called the “Meeting of the waters”. We also went to visit this place before
starting our journey to the forest. We came back to our hotel at night and had a good
night sleep.

Journeying to Rainforest and witnessing the marvelous natural creatures

On the next day, we got up early and started our journey towards the forest. We
wanted to spend the entire day in the forest and come back to our hotel at night. We
were trying the gauge the mood of the forest before deciding to spend a night camping
at some place. On the first day, we wandered inside the amazon rainforest and took
pictures of the marvelous creatures running around the forest. There is a completely
new world spread here, which is quite different from the modern world we live in. We
came across beautiful and colorful macaws, which became the highlight of our day.
There were numerous poisonous frogs in the forest but we were fully prepared to keep
ourselves safe.
We also came across river otters in various Amazonian lakes and waterways. Watching
them play and the hunt was a delight to the human eye. There are numerous lakes here
where the tourists can also go boating and watch the river at a different angle.
We spend more than a week enjoying the life of the Jungle and putting ourselves at the
mercy of nature. This trip proved to be unlike any other and when we were leaving, we
were thinking of coming back here as soon as possible.

Coober Pedy Australia Attractions

Coober Pedy, Australia

 

Many people didn’t hear of Coober Pedy including some Australians. However, this unique town deep in South Australia offers its visitors one of the best experiences. You will enjoy the colourful and vast landscapes, amazing culture and unique wildlife. It is not an easy place to reach. But those who try and put the effort in are going to be rewarded.

Here are the top 5 attraction you should visit in Coober Pedy. …

Sichuan China: 4 Incredible Facts

Sichuan China Facts

Sichuan is one of the most interesting tourist destinations for tourists. Its natural beauty, incredible mountains, and vast plains show great history and culture.

Before visiting Sichuan, here are the top 5 facts you should know about it. These facts are sponsored by our friends at Right Now Cleaning and Restoration (http://www.rightnowcleaning.com) who travel to China in their off season from carpet cleaning and water damage and fire restoration work in Montana.

1. Sichuan’s Size Is Larger than Big Countries:

 

Sichuan Province has a total area of 485,000 km². It is larger than Germany. In 2010, its population was about 80 millions. With such size in a country like china, you should expect to see a lot of tourist attractions.

The biggest city in Sichuan’s province is Chengdu. It has a population of 12 million people. Its rank is the 7th in size among the Chinese city.
The New Century Global Centre located in Chengdu is the largest place by floor area in the whole world.

2. Chengdu Has a Great History:

The city’s history is about 3,000 years old. Its civilization began when the Sanxingdui people. The state of Qin was able to conquer the state of Shu in 316. You will find some of the most unique and impressive archaeological sites there showing this great history such as the Qin Dujiangyan project locataed near Chengdu.

Also, you have to visit the Sanxingdui Museum. It was discovered in 1986 in Sichuan. Its age is about 3000 years old and it contains the oldest life size human statue ever discovered and other bronze treasures.
The Jinsha Museum is also unique and has some impressive collections.

The Qin built the Dujiangyan Irrigation Project in 256 BC to protect the city from the Min River floods. It is still used up till now so it’s one of the greatest engineering works ever built. In addition to that, its natural scenery is amazing.

3. Sichuan Nature:

In the west of Sichuan, you will find a mountainous plateau. In the north and southeast of the city, you will find mountains.
The ones in the north are the tallest and most beautiful. All the mountains are surrounding the Tibetan Plateau too.

In the northern area, you will find Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong which are national park areas. You need to be well-prepared for high-altitude sickness before going there. Just stay in one of the high valley towns for several days and you will be ready for the visit.

4. The Tibetan Culture:

The northwestern mountain areas are inhabited by the Tibetan People. The Large Tibetan Empire was once there and the place still has its unique Tibetan culture. You will enjoy the atmosphere and experience the Tibetan lifestyle.

It is an incredible area. Once you visit it, you will want to visit it over and over again to discover more about this unique Chinese place with its unique culture. Plan your visit now and I guarantee that it is going to be one of the best experiences you will ever have. Also, travel to Cambodia to other interesting places and activities.