Argentina: A huge country like a continent

Argentina: A huge country like a continent

A country as huge as this is more like a continent. It is as varied and as different region to region as the whole of North America. Any land made up of tropical jungle with waterfalls, vast ‘prairie’ plains, the Pampa, wild mountains that once were Inca country, though a little ‘Switzerland’ to the ice of the Artarctic, cannot fail to show you something new.

The essence of Argentina is the richness of the land and the people. This si really is cattle country – there are over 100,000,000. In Buenos Aires, the capital, the people are as sophisticated and a cosmopolitan as those in Paris, London or Rome. Life in Buenos Aires is lived in high style.

The Argentines are a very united people, a mixture of European immigrants and Indian stock. They all speak Spanish. Whether they are from the jungle or the mountain ice and snow, they have one common interest – a love of sport. In Argentina, you can hunt, fish, sail, ski, climb mountains, see a glacier that is still growing, explore the jungle, just sit in the sun, swim from sandy beaches or ride.

Granada with smelling of jasmin, in Spain

Granada with smelling of jasmin, in Spain

The spectacular Alhambra Palace is a poignant epitaph to the tirumph of the Catholic Monarchs and the despair of the defeated Moors who still mourn its loss. With imposing towers and halls, rooms decorated with lacy carvings, colored tiles and gold mosaics, courtyards with fountains and hidden gardens smelling of jasmin, it is unparalalled in Europe.

In Granada’s cathedral the victors lie beneath tombs in the Royal Mausoleum. Hotels are Alhambra palace Hotel (Pena Partida), Luz Granada Hotel (Avenida Calvo Sotelo 34), Melia Granada (Angel Ganivet 5), and Washington Irving Hotel (Bosque de la Alhambra).

Spain: Enjoying beautiful sunset of Costa Brava

Spain: Enjoying beautiful sunset of Costa Brava

Of course, beaches are the best place to relax and rejoice. But the beach in Catalonia called ‘Costa Brava’ makes a huge difference. The natural beauty which is present in the Costa Brava is not to be seen on any other beaches of Europe. The range of Pyrenees hills, the historic buildings and delightful coastal towns, museums etc. have made Costa Brava a ‘jewel of Spain’.

To make the tourists feel at home, there are luxurious villas and apartments and many hotels and bars within walking distance from the beach. Interestingly, a portion of the Costa Brava has been transformed into a tourist spot with the construction of villas and apartments etc. and the other part of the beach still retains its traditional look. In fact, some tourists call this area with a traditional look as the ‘hidden gem’ of Costa Brava.

Some tourists say that natural scenery in Costa Brava is simply splendid. Beautiful sea water, vast beaches, the row of mountains and the rich vegetation; it is something to be experienced. The place is so beautiful that Costa Brava has been a source of inspiration for many artists like Picasso, Salvador Dali etc. Tourists will certainly enjoy the water sports and some of the popular beach sports like volley ball, basket ball etc. This coast is also famous for coves, gorges and nooks. In fact some tourists call Costa Brava a ‘dreamy place’.

Spain: Enjoying beautiful sunset of Costa Brava

Want to play golf in this beautiful environment? If so, go to Costa Brava! Some of the most popular golf courses are situated in Costa Brava. The traditional villages around the beach are another place of attraction. The narrow roads in these villages with most of the buildings having whitewashed exteriors are something amazing to look at. Many of the villages have churches that were built centuries ago.

Apart from this are the restaurants and bars which serve mouth watering cuisine with traditional Spanish wine. Tourists are of the opinion that these villages are the most ideal place to spend time in a quiet environment surrounded by beautiful nature. Many of these villages are within walking distance of the beach.

Those who enjoy trekking could venture into the Pyrenees hills, which are located very near the beach. A view of the sea from the top of the mountain range is really astounding. Many villas and apartments are located on the beach making the tourist’s stay comfortable. There are many hotels and bars serving delicious continental food.