Iquitos – The City That Hastens

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Iquitos is the most crowded city I have seen throughout Peru, it has got bustling markets and streets for local shopping. The city is set, surrounded by the jungles of Amazon and is also based on the Amazon River banks. There are several boat trips offered for you to take a quick ride around the city. The city is a fine blend of new and old together. It persists modernization but it also keeps close its old traditions that have been followed for a very long time. The place is practically unreachable if you are planning to walk through it. The crowd will get you stuck, instead of bike tours. Here are some of my must visits.

Quistococha

If you are in search of some leisure time you want to spend to just relax and calm your body down, this is the place you definitely want to try out.  The beach is located at the coastlines and boundaries of the city and is filled in with white sands. The houses various animals in the natural habitat protected reserve just about a kilometer Outdoor from the beach. The beach opposite to the city is not very bustling, in weekdays all you can find here are tourists and nothing else. Some weekends marks locals coming, or else the beach is very silent and solemn. You can walk alongside the waters, or have coconut water. And if you get lucky you might be able to spot pink Amazon dolphin.

Indian Markets

This is one of the largest and bustled markets around Iquitos and if you wish to shop souvenirs for your loved ones, this is exactly where you should be head to and by everything you might require. The market is full of local and ancient artifacts of Peru, you can even find a miniature of Machu Picchu and that looks very beautiful. You can find spices that are made in Iquitos itself. You will find the authentic bora drums here and don’t forget to bargain, they tend to charge more to the tourists.

Interlaken: Exploring the Best of Switzerland Scenery

Interlaken is the place to explore the natural beauty of Central Switzerland. This city is filled with tourist attractions. There are a plethora of things that you can do and see in here. It offers an endless variety of walk, outdoor excursion, and climbs. If you are planning on visiting Interlaken anytime soon, here are a few things that you should do.

Harder Klum

To get a view of the entire city and the lakes, visit Harder Klum. This is a funicular climb beside Alpine Wildlife Park and beyond the bridge on top of the Aare River. The restaurant at the top offers a panoramic view. I also caught sight of the Jungfrau area. I descended along the forest path through the Hardermannli lookout path. Drop in at the Wildlife Park to catch a glimpse of ibexes and marmots.

Hohematte Park

This park covers an area of 14 hectares and is situated at the heart of the city. It is an open space and this is a great example of outstanding town planning. Along with its side, you will find Kursaal along with a café and theatre. This park is also a landing spot for the hand gliders. If you are visiting during the winter, you will find the ice-skating ring which is suitable for beginners.

Lake Brienz

This is to be found on the eastern part of Interlaken. It has a backdrop of beautiful mountains. I found steamboats chugging along the lake. Now, there is an armada of 5 vessels from the first half of the twentieth century. Giessbach is a destination around the lake that you need to check out.

Lake Thun

I also made a visit to Lake Thun. The prevailing breeze makes it perfect for the sailors and the windsurfers. However, I found the shore to be covered in wood. During the summertime, you will be able to use the woodland that is dotted with bathing spaces.