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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Guide to Peru Northern Treasures

Most travelers to Peru tend to focus on a few well known destinations, such as Cusco and Machu Picchu, or Puno and Lake Titicaca. Of course, these are incredible places that are without a doubt the highlights of any travel to Peru, but if you have a little more time on your hands, and wish to stray away from the crowds to experience the real Peru, a visit to the northern parts of the country is a must.

Many have heard of Chiclayo and Trujillo, the most accessible cities in northern Peru. These two coastal towns boast a laid-back atmosphere as well as architectural and archeological treasures which make them worth a visit. One of the most important remnants of Peru's pre-Colombian civilizations, dating back to long before the reign of the glorious Incas, lies in the area. Known as the Chan Chan site, located a mere 5km away from Trujillo, this archeological gem is a testament to the ancient Chimu civilization.

Another impressive archeological site lies not far from Chiclayo, the Sipan complex. Pyramids hold ancient treasures dating back to pre-Colombian times. You will see here fine objects of art by the talented and technologically advanced Moche culture as well as Moche tombs. One of the latest finds, in 2007, which can be admired here, is the 4,000 years old Ventarron temple and its beautiful murals.
Fairly unknown compared to the towns of Chiclayo and Trujillo, yet just as pleasant to visit and teeming with interesting sights, is the historic city of Piura. Founded in 1532 by Spanish conquerors, the city is home to beautiful and well-maintained parks as well as historic buildings from the colonial era. Even new buildings that are constructed in town are made to blend in with the dominant Spanish architecture and make for a cohesive and charming ensemble.

Among the most interesting attractions in Piura, you will find many on the city's main square, Plaza de Armas. The Cathedral with its golden altar and striking paintings is a sight to behold. So is the San Francisco church, only a few block away, where independence from Spain was declared on 4 January 1821. Located right next to the Museo de Arte Religioso (Museum of Religious Arts), the church Maria Auxiliadora is also noteworthy. Finally, make sure to stop at the bustling Mercado Modelo to browse the stalls of local handicrafts. There are plenty of lodging opportunities as well as excellent restaurants in Piura, which make it an excellent spot to spend a few days on your Peru vacation.

Cruises To Make New Year Delicious

People around the world welcome the New Year greatly with full passion. The celebration also mainly focuses on family and friends because it is a time when everyone gets together and enjoys some pleasing moment. The New Year holidays are so enjoyable time and many families got together to celebrated the day. There are several of ways of celebration that give really much pleasing during the vacations. In which, most popular and admired tradition is new year cruises that give lots of happy moment during the celebration. You can enjoy it greatly with friends and family during your vacation. With cruising, you must sure to spend some memorable time because it gives you huge experiences and opportunities to discover new places, new things, and sea life. I mean, you are thinking about such adventurous and wonderful ideas of celebration. There are several cruises ideas that really give full entertainment and happy moment during your New Year vacations.

New Year eve cruises is a truly an amazing way to celebrate the holidays time of New Year. Before approaching of New Year, people are normally seems to busy in preparation of celebration and evenly plan for cruises, eve and other different types of celebration mode. One of the best ways of celebration is new year eve cruises which you can heartily enjoy. It has own class and style that offers a fantastic night with extravagant food, wine, champagne etc. The eve cruises also offer some magnificent moment as fireworks display in major part of the world and wonderful night at the bank of river, sea etc. However, some of the best location in the world as London, New York, Sydney, Miami, Rio de Janeiro etc where you will truly enjoy your vacation.

It is a time to enjoy and celebrate the New Year with your own style and fun way. There are several cruising ideas that you can apply during your vacation. If you want to enjoy really some pleasing and memorable moment with your family and friend, the river cruising can be best option for you. Just plan for new year river cruises and give a surprise to your family members and friends. It will give you a big opportunity to spend some happy moment with near and dear ones. Find some useful ideas that will help you in preparation of cruising. You can also become familiar with some agents who provides best cruising services and suggests you some of the best river location in the world. I think, London will be best place where you can enjoy cruising at Thames River. It is one of the beautiful spots in the world. There are also some of the best destinations for river cruising, you can look for.

Last minute cruising is most adventurous way to spend your vacations or holidays leave. It offers something best as convenience of making impulsive entry and some biggest values for you vacations. By dealing with last minute cruises, you will enjoy same as other cruising packages. You will entertain similarly all your favorite dish, preferred accommodation, world level of entertainment and plethora of fun activities. It is mainly for those people who have no time for preparing before the time. They normally seek some special ways of celebration. If you are looking for last minute cruising, you must contact some of the trusty and famous agent who will provide you best services and suggests some cruises packages and best destinations around the world. You can choose packages and destination as your preference. Just deal with some packages and give surprise to your family and friends. If you want to spend your holidays in some luxurious ways, the new year luxury cruises gives you really a best moment to spend. You will enjoy the fireworks and laser display, some New Year activities and other different kinds of funny things that will be long lasting memory.

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