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In this Issue... Brazil, Rich in culture, cuisine, landscapes and more...6 The Culture of Brazil...6

Brazilian Cuisine...7

The Impressive Niagara Falls...3

North America

Vatations in Hawaii...4 Cancun a Paradise in Mexico...5

South America

Any Visit to Brazil...8

San Juan Del Sur...10

Editorial Notes This is the first issue of our magazine, we hope to give you hints to explore America and enjoy the magic of this incredible continent. In this issue we combine our special get away for escaping from the routine and monotony, it´s been a great pleasure to review the different articles contained in this magazine. Marielos, Alejandro, Alejandra y Roy

Central America

About San Juan Del Sur...11 Things to do in San Juan Del Sur...14 Restaurants in San Juan del Sur...16


The Impressive Niagara Falls The Impressive Niagara Falls are located between Canada and the United States; more specifically, between the province of Ontario and the state of New York. They form the southern end of the Niagara Gorge. They’re 3  waterfalls,  named:  the  three   waterfalls are the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls.

THINGS TO DO: 1. Walk along the gorge from the Rainbow Bridge to Table Rock. 2. A boat ride in to the mist of Niagara Falls 3. Visit the Cave of the Winds on Goat Island to get really close to the falls 4. Whirlpool Jetboat! The views are just phenomenal and the rush of riding through the rapids will leave you speechless.

5. Hotels with a great view for dinner. Here two options:  “The Watermark”  restaurant   at  the  Hilton  Fallsview  and  “The  Keg”   restaurant at the Embassy Suites 6. See the falls on a the Whirlpool Aero Car or an helicopter


Vacations in Hawaii THE HAWAIIAN ARTWORKS. Most of the artworks of the ancient Hawaiians created both for aesthetic and functional purposes. The kapa, for instance is an example of the Hawaiians' distinguished craft. HAWAIIAN FESTIVALS. The Hawaiians' love for their art, tradition, and culture can be seen in various festivals celebrated for the introduction and cultivation of Hawaiian art and culture. One of these famous celebrations is the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival. The culture and tradition of Hawaii are actually reflections of the land's innate beauty!

YOU CAN ENJOY: THE HULA: The traditional dance of Hawaii are as vibrant as the rolling waves in its beaches. Sandy beaches, blue-sky waters, and palm tree-lined shores, amazing volcanoes, and glorious sunsets are some of the things that probably come to mind when you think of Hawaii. Sandy beaches, blue-sky waters, and palm tree-lined shores, amazing volcanoes, and glorious sunsets are some of the things that probably come to mind when you think of Hawaii.


Cancun a Paradise in Mexico Cancun is a tropical paradise that remains one of the world’s top  tourist  destinations. If  you’re  looking  for  a  place  with  great   weather, pumping nightlife, many accommodation options and some of the coolest activities in Mexico, Cancun is where you want to be. Is an ideal place for scuba diving and snorkeling. Cancun also has: Great shopping, sun-bathing and dining. Luxurious villas to all-inclusives and allinclusive resorts budget hotels. And when it comes to nightlife... there are dozens of great bars, superclubs and even lounges to ensure the perfect night out.


Brazil, Rich in culture, cuisine, landscapes and more The culture of Brazil

The Brazilian Carnival is an annual festival held forty-six days before Easter. Carnival celebrations are believed to have roots in the pagan festival of Saturnalia, which, adapted to Christianity, became a farewell to bad things in a season of religious discipline to practice repentance and prepare for Christ's death and resurrection.

presents a very diverse nature showing that an ethnic and cultural mixing occurred in the colonial period involving mostly: Native Brazilians, Portuguese, Africans, Others (Italian, German, Spanish, Ukrainians, Polish, Arabs). The official language of Brazil is Portuguese. It is spoken by about 99% of the population. About 2/3 of the population are Roman Catholics. Catholicism was introduced and spread largely by the Portuguese Jesuits, who arrived in 1549 during the colonization with the mission of converting the Indigenous people.

Samba is among the most popular music genres in Brazil and is widely regarded as the country's national musical style.

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Samba is among the most popular music genres in Brazil and is widely regarded as the country's national musical style.

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Brazilian cuisine varies greatly by region. This diversity reflects the country's mix of natives and immigrants. This has created a national cooking style, marked by the preservation of regional differences Influences. Indigenous, African and Portuguese influences have made the gastronomy of Brazil one of the richest and most varied in the world. Brazil's cuisine is highly regionalized, so each area has its own dishes. Traditional dishes. The national dish is feijoada, made from black beans and pork, served with white rice, vegetables and orange slices. Other dishes that are very representative of Brazilian cuisine are acarajé (vatapá buns, cream of shrimp or green beans cururú) moqueca (prepared from fish, salt, spices and herbs), tacacá no tucupi (consisting of a mixture of cassava powder combined with a special sauce). In the central western region, Matto Grosso cuisine is well-known for the variety of fish wrapped in banana leaves and sea salt which is roasted on the grill. The loin and ham of pork roasted with honey or marinated is also very representative. The national drink is the caipirinha, made with cachaça (brandy distilled from sugar cane), lime juice, sugar and ice; beer, fruit smoothies, excellent Brazilian coffee and guarana (made with fruit from the Amazon and coconut) are other typical Brazilian beverages.

Desserts Romeu e Julieta is one of the most traditional desserts and the simplest to prepare. It consists of a fairly thick slice of fresh white cheese (queijo minas) and a thick slice of a fruit paste made from guava (goiaba).

Another one is Brigadeiro, also known as negrinho, literally "blackie“,  is  a  simple  Brazilian   chocolate bonbon, whose shape is reminiscent of that of some varieties of chocolate truffles. It is a very popular candy in Brazil and in Portugal and it is usually served as a dessert and at birthday parties. Manjar branco is a pure white Brazilian coconut pudding similar to blancmange. In Brazil manjar branco is made in a ring (Savarin) mold and is served with a sauce made of pitted prunes poached in port wine.

The biggest country in South America and one of the biggest in the world, Brazil is a fascinating tourist destination. Brazil is world famous for its amazing Amazon rainforest, the best coffee in the world, as well as both beautiful and alluring beaches. The friendliness of Brazilians is also amazing. There are so many great places to see in this beautiful country that you will not be able to explore the irresistible charm and beauty of it in just one visit. When planning a trip to Brazil, keep in mind there are so many things to see so picking just five destinations was very difficult.


Any visit to Brazil would be incomplete without visiting this former capital city of Brazil. Rio de Janeiro is the 2nd largest city in Brazil and one of the largest in the world. It has many famous cultural landmarks and is the national center for education, culture, arts, and sports. Rio is world famous for its yearly carnival, which is attended by hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world. It can provide you with one of the best nightlife's in the world. Also known as Rio, it is an exciting city boasting of many alluring and enticing beaches for tourists filled with diversity.

Manaus is the biggest city and

capital of Brazilian state of Amazonas. It is a very famous destination for people who love ecotourism due to its proximity to the rain forest. Manaus is located in northern Brazil. This is a city that has great historical importance for Brazil. Its Negra beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world that fascinates tourists. For tourists interested in ecotourism it is the best place because of its location next to the Amazon rain forest, which is one of the most spectacular places in the world.

Located on the northeast Brazil along a scenic shoreline, it is a great cultural city with historical importance. It is the place where the Portuguese first arrived in 1459 and established settlements. The city has many historic buildings and boats of gorgeous pristine beaches. It is also the place famous for its fascinating mangrove swamps. Over the years, it has turned to one of Brazil's most beautiful and the best tourist resorts. It should be listed among 5 places you should not miss in Brazil. The magnificent spectacle of these 275 individual drops has awed tourists, locals and indigenous inhabitants for centuries. They originate from the Iguazu River and are located on the border of Brazil (in the state of Paraná) and Argentina. In fact, the Iguazu Falls are what divides the river of the same name into its upper and lower portions, a fact that has given rise to several myths and legends as to their origin. This river forms the boundary between Brazil and Argentina, making it a significant part of the political and geographical structure of the continent of South America

Manaus Stadium

Opera House

Ouro Preto is a different travel

experience than you would experience in the bustling big cities of Brazil or the Atlantic beaches.  It’s  a  city  preserved  for its Baroque architecture and hosts sites such as Churches, Museums and Mines for tours. Walking through it almost pulls you back centuries since the city is so well preserved. We recommend the Mine de Passagem which takes you over 100 meters deep to see the natural lake lying inside the mine.

Negra Beach

Manaus Skyline view

Salvador


The Iguazu Falls stretch in width for 2.7 kilometers (or 1.7 miles). Their height varies between 60 meters (200 feet) and 82 meters (or 269 feet). This makes the Iguazu Falls taller than Niagara Falls and twice as wide. A large proportion of the water is  thrust  down  Devil’s  Throat,  a  long   chasm that is 82 meters high, 150 meters wide and 700 meters long. This chasm has a distinguishing U-shape. Interestingly, there are several islands within the river and the Falls.

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Ouro Preto


San juan del sur nicaragua

About San

Things to

Juan del Sur

do in San Juan del Sur

Restaurants


San Juan del Sur is a municipality and coastal town on the Pacific Ocean, in the Rivas department in southwest Nicaragua. It is located 140 kilometers (87 miles) south of Managua. San Juan del Sur is popular among surfers and is a vacation spot for many Nicaraguan families and foreign tourists. Its population is approximately 15,553, consisting largely of families engaged in fishing and foreigners from the United States, Canada and Europe. While the local economy was, for many years, based on fishing and shipping, it has shifted towards tourism in the last 20 years.

San Juan del Sur is the port on the Pacific that has been focus of many historic and modern day Nicaragua Canal proposals because of its location on the narrow isthmus of Rivas between the Pacific Ocean and Lake Nicaragua.

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Want to get close to the ocean but prefer to stay above the water? Rent a stand up paddleboard (SUP) from San Juan Surf and become familiar with the bay. Dodge sailboats, explore caves, and wave to the local fisherman scattered around the cliff line. Proceeds from the board rentals support local surfers.

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Zip-Line Canopy Tour Skim through the trees high in the hills overlooking the dramatic ocean scenery. With 16 cables covering 1.5 miles (2.5 km), this zip lining adventure will send you sailing through the canopy top eye level with howler monkeys. Be sure to bring your camera and wear closed toed shoes. The views over San Juan del Sur from the jumping off point are spectacular. The zip-line canopy tour is open every day except for Sundays. The price is $30 per person


Fishing Charter Serving the San Juan coast, these charter-fishing trips offer sport fishing at a fraction of the price of similar outfits on the Gulf of Mexico. Saltwater fishing trips range from a 4 hour half day to a full 8 hours day and are suited for all levels of anglers. Local fish include Jack, black and white tuna, snapper, dorado, wahoo and sailfish. The best time is between late May and later November. Rates start at $275 for a 4.5 hours half day trip in a 25' boat to $500 for a full 8 hour trip in a 31' boat.

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Cha Cha Cha: A Small Restaurant with Big Flavor

Jugoso: Organic Dishes and Authentic Spanish Flavor

Arribas: A Beachfront Bar with Great Vibes

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La Carreta:  A  Smokin’  

Simon Says: Get your

Party on Monday

Healthy On

Banana Hamacas: A chill spot for healthy food

Barrio Café: Drop by and

Big Wave Daves: A Legendary Roadhouse

say “Hola”

Meson Español: Dining on the Malecón just got Fancier


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