Sights To See & Experience In London England

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London will probably be your first stop when you are on your way to touring different cities of Europe. It stands distinct as the capital of England and United Kingdom. Having been founded by the Romans, it has been the capital of a civilization that dominated the world at one point in time. Today London has several suburbs such as Kent, Essex, Surrey, Hertfordshire and Middlesex that make up Greater London. Known as one of the leading global cities, it is a center for entertainment, commerce, education, art, finance, fashion, professional services and so forth. It is an important financial center of the world and is known as a cultural capital. The largest city airport system is here as well as chains of international retailers and universities.

Places to see here are several as it contains four World Heritage sites that include Kew Gardens, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and Greenwich.

Landmark places to see are numerous. You could start with the Buckingham Palace. This is the residence of the Queen and there are staterooms that are open for tours. One can also watch the changing of the guards that is a regular ceremony.

The Tower Bridge is a Victorian turreted bridge which is iconic not only for its historical heritage but also because of the panoramic views that people get from the walkways.  This is the spot a friend of mine decided to propose to his wife Amanda.  Jesse, who owns an Albany pest control company, http://www.allstarpestsolutions.com/ , took her up on the bridge and was most chivalrous.  Naturally, Amanda cried historically, but it was a moment to remember.   He says that London is more romantic than most people think, since most think that Paris is the only place worth visiting if you are a hopeless romantic…

The London Eye is a relatively new attraction of this place which is an observation wheel by the river Thames. This wheel allows people to get a bird’s eye view of the landmarks of the city.

Big Ben is a national timepiece that is iconic. It is a Gothic clock tower that is 16 storeys high and close to the Houses of Parliament.

Tower of London is a medieval castle that houses the Crown jewels as well as has dungeons and historic horror stories about it.

The above places are simply some of the numerous landmarks to visit when you are in London besides experiencing the modern world of eateries, nightlife and retail world that the city houses.

Must See Attractions Of the Amazon Rain Forest

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The Amazon Rainforest is one of the most beautiful and sought-after tourist destinations in the world. It has lots to offer a curious traveler. The jungle tour will let you experience the wildlife. You will never forget the cruise along the river. And if you are a beach lover, beautiful beaches are waiting for you in the Amazon Rainforest. Let’s take a look at the must-see attractions of the Amazon Rain forest.

 

  • Jungle Tour

 

The very first thing you need to do is to book a jungle tour. But you have to make sure that you are booking from a certified operator. You have to make sure that there is a guide with you, so that you will miss nothing whether it is macaws, parrots, squirrel monkeys or tamarins.

 

  • Jungle cruises

 

You will be introduced a wide range of cruise options. You will come across both luxury and budget boats. You will cruise through the Amazon River and Rio Negro. And you will be taken to the deep forest. In the quieter parts of the river, you will come across catfish, piranha, giant otters as well as river dolphins.

 

  • Opera in the Amazon

 

If you wish to take a look at the glorious past, then you should visit the Manaus Opera House. They were planning to demolish it one time. But they have restored its gold-domed look. It represents the wealthy past.

 

  • Rubber plantation museum

 

This museum has been restored from a rubber plantation which existed a long time ago. It will give you an insight into the past involving slaves. The kind of life endured by the rubber tappers is displayed here. You will also come across the store managed by the plantation owner (replica of it).

 

  • Meeting of the waters

 

When you visit the Amazons, you must visit the meeting of two great rivers – The Rio Negro and The Amazon River. You might be able to spot fresh water dolphins here if you are lucky enough. You will spot whirlpools, spirals, curlicues here at the meeting spot. While the water of the Rio Negro reminds of your black coffee, the water of the Amazon River will remind you of cream.