Saturday, November 21, 2009


Tourist guide Sendai

Sendai, or the ‘City of Trees’, is the capital of the Miyagi Prefecture in Japan. The largest city in the Tohoku region, it is home to a population of about one million people. One of the fourteen designated cities of Japan, Sendai is the political and economic capital of the Tohoku region.
The climate of Sendai is of the temperate variety with warm to hot summers and cool winters. Snowfall is a regular feature, albeit it does not stay for long. The city receives late monsoons from July to September. In comparison with other Japanese cities, Sendai has a more agreeable climate.
Sendai was founded by daimyo Date Masamune in 1600 and incorporated as a city in 1889. It has a strong economy; retail and service sectors form its main components.


Tourist guide Sapporo

Sapporo, important river flowing through a plain in Ainu language, is Hokkaido’s capital and Japan's fifth largest city.
Sapporo is also one of the nation's youngest mainr the whole country.
At the beginning of the Meiji Period, when the development of Hokkaido was started on a large scale, Sapporo was chosen as the island's administrative centre and enlarged according to the advice of foreign specialists. As a consequence, Sapporo was built accordino to a North American style rectangular street system.
Sapporo go tinto fame in 1972 following to the Olympic Winter Games there hold. Today, the city is notorious for its, beer, and the annual snow festival in February.


Tourist guide Saitama
Saitama Prefecture can be referred to as one of the prefectures located in Japan on island of Honshu.

The above-mentioned prefecture is a portion of ‘Greater Tokyo Area’. Furthermore, majority of cities of Saitama can get described as Tokyo’s suburbs. These are the places where loads of residents flock every day.

Saitama Prefecture has been bordered by Chiba, Tokyo, Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Yamanashi, and Nagano. It’s situated on central-western region of Kanto region; which goes on to measure 103 kilometers between east and west and around 52 kilometers between north and south. Edo river defines its eastern border which is with respect to Chiba Prefecture.
Following Second World War, Tokyo went on to expand at the fast pace and contemporary transportation permitted longer commutes. Scarcity of land in Japanese capital led to Saitama’s rapid development.

As such, population almost tripled since the year 1960.


                                 Tourist guide Osaka

2.5 million people live in Osaka, Japan's third largest and second most important city.
It was previously known as Naniwa, once Japan's capital city.
In the 16th century, it could become Japan's capital, but later government was moved to the far Edo, the present Tokyo.


Tourist guide Okinawa

The city of Okinawa is located on the eastern coast of Japan near the East China Sea. The city of Okinawa is amongst the most ancient cities of Japan and has carried on its ancient old culture till today. The city was attacked during the World War II and was damaged to a great extent during the course of the war. But the never dying spirit of the people living in the city has now led the city to be amongst the developed cities in the entire country of Japan. The city has many educational institutes in its vicinity and education is given a lot of importance in the city. There are many large scale industries also in the city which support the earning of the complete population of the city. The city of Okinawa comprises a very large area of 38.9 square kilometers. As per the last survey the population of the city was 313,970. The climate of the city is mild for the major portion of the year


Tourist guide Narita
Narita, in Chiba Prefecture, is located in Japan. The city of Narita lies to the west of Lake Imba; to its south-east lies the Hokuso plains. With a population of around 120,000 inhabitants, Narita houses the Narita International Airport, which is known as the sky-gateway of Japan. 

Narita city has a warm climate, mild in winter and relatively cool in summer. Precipitation is generally high in summer and low in winter.
Narita, once part of the Inba district, is believed to have been inhabited since prehistoric times. The Narita City was founded in 1954; in 2006, the city expanded into the Katori district areas. 
The inhabitants of Narita depend on agriculture, trade, and tourism for a livelihood. Fishing is also a major source of economy.


Tourist guide Nara

Nara is a landlocked prefecture situated in the midst of Kii peninsula on the western half of Honshu, Japan. It is a part of Kinki or Kansai region of the country.
The climate of Nara is one of the warmest in Japan. The summer is very hot and humid and temperatures range from 25 to 35 degrees, while in winter the average temperature is 5 degrees Celsius.
The population of Nara city as per the 2005 census was 0.373 million. The Nara culture is also called as Tenpyo-culture. It has been significantly affected by Buddhism.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Tourist guide Naha

Naha is located in Japan on Okinawa Island in the Ryukyu islands. The name is also spelled as Nawa or Nafa. It is a port on the southwest coast.
The population of this place is approximately 0.7 million.
The lowest recorded temperature in Naha was 6.6 degrees Celsius and the highest was 35.6 degrees Celsius. There is considerable rainfall and each year from spring to summer there are many typhoons.


                                    Tourist guide Nagoya

 Over two million people live in Nagoya, Japan's fourth most populated city.
Capital of Aichi Prefecture and main city of the Nobi plain, Nagoya has developed as the castle town of the Owari, one of the three branches of the ruling Tokugawa family, during the Edo Period. Much of the city, including most of its historic buildings, went destroyed under the air raids in1945.


Tourist guide Nagasaki

Nagasaki, capital of Nagasaki Prefecture, is a port city on Kyushu’s island, too.
Up to now Nagasaki has been playing an important role in foreign trade being one of the fewest ports open to a restricted number of foreign traders during Japan's period of isolation.
Recent history teaches us that Nagasaki has become the second city after Hiroshima destroyed by an atomic bomb at the end of World War II.
Among its attractions are:
Nagasaki Peace Park, commemorating the drop of the atomic bomb
Confucian Shrine, dedicated to Confucius
Chinatown .
Meganebash, nice bridge in Central Nagasaki
Oura Church, Japan's most famous Christian church
At present nearly 90 million people consider themselves Buddhists, though religion does not influence locals everyday life much. Funerals are usually celebrated according to the Buddhist style


Tourist guide Nagano

Nagano is a city of Nagano prefecture and also the capital of it. It is formed at the confluence of the rivers Chikuma and Sai. It is placed on the Island of Honshu which is a one of the main islands of Japan. This is a widely spaced area and covers an area measuring 737.86 sq. km. as seen in a latest census result, the estimated population here is around 378,059. The climate here is cool, but there is a lack of extremities which gives the locals a favorable atmosphere. A bit of snow in winters is observed in this city. Previously Nagano was an old town in the Kamiminochi District and was built around the town temple but later on the town was merged with many surrounding locations and now this place encompasses locations under Hanishina, Sarashina and many others. The city developed highly on the political front and slowly absorbed the municipalities of the neighboring Sarashina District. The city is well connected to all capitals either by road, rail or air, the nearest airport being the Matsumoto Airport.


Tourist guide Kyoto
Kyoto is a city in Honshu Island, Japan. Initially, the administrative capital of Japan, it is now the capital of the Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto metropolitan area. With an estimated population of about 1.5 million inhabitants, Kyoto has a host of Buddhist temples, palaces, gardens and museums, many of which are World Heritage Sites.
Surrounded by mountains on three sides, Kyoto has hot, humid summers and cold winters. Spring and autumn are the most pleasant seasons and the lush vegetation coupled with the friendly climate make these two seasons an ideal time to visit.
Kyoto has been active in all fields such as education, culture and industry from the early nineties. Today, it is the only city in Japan to have most preserved the traditional architecture. Kyoto’s economy is mainly based upon tourism, electronics and handicrafts.


Tourist guide Kobe

Kobe, located in the Kansai region, is the capital city of Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. This important port city houses around 1.5 million inhabitants and is a part of the Osaka-Kyoto-Kobe urban sprawl. It is one of Japan’s most charming cities with a peaceful, yet cosmopolitan environment.
Kobe is typified by a temperate climate with all four seasons. Summers are hot and without any breeze. Winters are very cold with snowfall being a regular feature. The city also receives adequate rainfall. Autumn is the best season to visit when the city is enveloped in colourful vegetation.
Kobe was earlier known as Owada Anchorage; its history dates back to the eighth century. The Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995 caused large-scale destruction in the city; however, today Kobe is a thriving city and Japan’s third busiest port.


Kawasaki can be mentioned as a city situated in Japan’s Kanagawa. It lies between Yokohama and Tokyo.

Kawasaki is the eighth most populous city all over Japan. Furthermore, it’s amongst the major cities which go on to form the ‘Greater Tokyo Area’ and ‘Keihin Industrial Area’.

Kawasaki occupies land which stretches around 30 kilometers along Tama River’s south bank. This helps in getting it separated from Tokyo. The belt’s eastern end, which is centered around ‘JR Kawasaki Station’ is pretty flat and hugely consists of densely-built working-class housing and industrial zones, Western-end mountainous region and ‘more suburbs’. Tokyo Bay’s coastline has been occupied by big ‘heavy industrial complexes’ constructed on ‘reclaimed land’.

Kawasaki’s western region, called ‘Tama Hills’, hugely comprises of residential areas which have been newly developed and connected to capital of Japan by Tokyu Denentoshi Line and Odakyu Odawara Line.


Tourist guide Kanazawa
Kanazawa, located on the Sea of Japan, is the capital city of Ishikawa Prefecture. Surrounded by the Japan Alps, it is the biggest city in the Hokuriku region, with a population of around 455,000 inhabitants.       
Kanazawa has a temperate climate, though the city receives rainfall throughout the year. Humidity and precipitation are high all year round. The temperature hardly rises above the freezing point in winter.
Kanazawa was initially occupied by the Maeda clan. The city became the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture after the Meiji Restoration in 1868.  
Kanazawa-Haku, which is gold beaten into a sheet, is an important element of the city’s culture. Gold leaf is used for decorating lacquer work, cloth, pottery, and altars.
The main occupations in Kanazawa are pottery making, artistry, and craftsmanship.


Tourist guide Kagoshima
Kaghoshima, the capital city of Kagoshima Prefecture, is located on the south-west side of Kyushu Island, Japan. Also known as the ‘Naples of the Eastern World’, Kagoshima has an estimated population of over 605,000 inhabitants.

It has a subtropical climate with a warm weather and high temperatures. The best time to visit is during spring, from April to May, and during autumn, from October to November. 
Japan’s industrial revolution is believed to have started in Kagoshima. In 1863, the city was bombarded by the British Royal Navy as a punishment for the murder of Charles Richardson.
Kagoshima is known as the treasury of folk-customs culture. Dance, music, arts and crafts are important cultural elements. Tourism, agriculture and electric power generation are the main sources of economy.

Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture and the largest city of the Chugoku Region, the most western region on Honshu: Japan's main island. About one million people live there.

Following to the drop of the atomic bomb on August 6, 1945, about 200,000 civilians lost their lives, and Hiroshima became a city engaged in the promotion of peace.


Hamamatsu is a city placed in the western region of the Shizuoka Prefecture, in Japan, and is also the largest city in that particular prefecture. Recently the city underwent a major merger with the surrounding eleven villages and towns, thus forming a great structure of what it today is. Hamamatsu consists of flat land and also the Mikatahara Plateau in the south, and completes its geography with a mountainous area in the north.

The lake Hamana and the Tenryu River are its major fresh water sources. The climate of southern Hamamatsu is very mild with just a little snow in the winter. However, it is a bit windy in the winters, thanks to a season called as the ‘Dry Monsoon’ which is unique to this part.

Northern Hamamatsu faces a harsher climate due to the foehn winds. The heat can go up to 35 degrees in the summers.  Formed by the merger of many important cities and also being the hub of political activities, this place has gained a lot of importance in recent times.

Hakone, in Kanagawa Prefecture, is a town in Japan. Located on the eastern side of Hakone Pass, it is situated in Ashigarashimo District. Hakone has a population of around 14,800 inhabitants.
Hakone is characterised by a mild climate with high precipitation. The climate here is much cooler than it is in Tokyo. The best time to visit Hakone is from April to November.

Historically, Hakone was a hot spring resort area for tourists from all over the globe. During the Edo period, Hakone was the town connecting the east and west of Japan. It was one of the stations operating from Edo Nihombashi in Tokyo to Sanjou-oohashi in Kyoto. 

Traditional arts, crafts and carpentry are important cultural elements while Hakone-Zaiku Maquetry, Zougan-Zaiku Maquetry and Hikimon-Zaiku Maquetry are some of the traditional Hakone crafts.


Fukuoka, capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture, is located on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu in Japan, across the Korea Strait from South Korea's Busan.
Fukuoka City has a moderate climate with an annual average temperature of 16.3°C.
Because of its closeness to the Asian mainland, Fukuoka has been a very important harbour city for many centuries.
Rice was first cultivated in Japan here in the 3rd century B.C.
From 1268 to 1281, the great Mongol Kublai Khan of the Mongol Empire attacked and invaded the area. However, during the last invasion the Japanese were aided by a typhoon which struck a crushing blow to the Mongolian troops and stopped them. It was this typhoon that was original called the Kamikaze (Divine Wind).
From the 12th to the 16th centuries, the single merchant town of "Hakata" prospered as a trading city. In 1601 construction began on Fukuoka Castle, marking the beginning of the castle town of "Fukuoka."
Until 1889, when the port city of Hakata and the former castle town of Fukuoka were united into one city called Fukuoka and the modern city was born, the two towns existed side by side.
The Fukuoka City of our days still plays an important role as one of the progressive cosmopolitan cities in Japan. Since it is the largest city in Kyushu, many people from surrounding prefectures visit it on weekends for shopping and sightseeing.
Sometimes known as The Liverpool of Japan, Fukuoka has produced a great number of successful music artists than any other city in Japan.


Chiba is the capital metropolitan of Japan, which is known by the name of Chiba. The city can be assumed to be young as it was founded on January 1, 1921 by the government ordinance. Its location is around 40 km to the east of Tokyo in Japan. Its population as recorded by the census is supposed to be 960,000. This city is a seaport of the area owned by the Kanto.

The city also houses the Chiba Port, which has a capacity to handle some of largest volumes of cargo present in the nation. Most of the city is filled with buildings of the residential type.  There are many industries, workshops and warehouses which are located all along the coastline. Chiba is at present governed by Keiichi Tsuruoka. It is a large area and it covers a land space of 272.8 sq. km. The culture here has remained a bit traditional, as there are a few backward classes of people who have some typical customs and superstitions.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Canada Vacations and Tourism Guide

Surface: The total land area of Canada is around 9,093,507 sq km.

Population:  The population of Canada is around 33,390,000.

System of government: Canada has a constitutional monarchy that is a parliamentary democracy and a federation.

Capital: Ottawa, with a population of 1,148,800, is the capital city.

Religion: Canada has no official religion. 72% of the Christian population are Roman Catholics. Non- Christian religions are also present.

Official Language: The official languages are English and French.

Government: Canada has a constitutional monarchy that is a parliamentary democracy and a federation.

Climate: The climate is artic towards the north with long, cold winters and brief, warm summers. The western and south-eastern parts of Canada experience high rainfall.

Units of measure and electricity: Canada follows the metric system of measurement and the official electricity unit is 120V, 60 Hz.

Time Zone: Canada follows six time zones and has daylight saving time.

Currency: Canadian dollar (CAD).

Travel documents required: Visas are necessary for travel to Canada.
The Canadian economy is dominated by the service, logging and oil industries. It has also witnessed an impressive growth in the manufacturing, mining and fishing industries. Exports account for roughly one-third of the GDP. Canada is the largest foreign supplier of oil, gas, uranium and electric power to the US, which consumes about 85% of Canadian exports.
The average cost of living in Canada is very reasonable. Hotels, dining and travel are not very expensive.
States: Vacations and Tourism
Alberta British Columbia Manitoba
New Brunswick Newfoundland North West Territories
Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario
Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan
Yukon --
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Oakville Tofino Sudbury
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Pincher Creek Gananoque Sussex
Kananaskis High Level Welland
Huntsville Saint Catharines Burlington
Guysborough Dartmouth Perce
Orford Squamish Richmond
Carnbrook Brentwood Bay Chicoutimi
Wentworth Wendake Waterloo
Tadoussac Isle-aux-Coudres Chateau-Richer

Panama Vacations and Tourism Guide

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Surface: Panama has a total area of 75,517 sq km.

Population:  Panama is home to 3,320,000 inhabitants, comprising 80% Roman Catholics, 12% Protestants, 4% Muslims and 4% others.

System of government: Panama has a constitutional democracy.

Capital: Panama City with a population of around 1,063,000 is the capital.

Religion: Christianity is the state religion.

Official Language: Spanish is the official language.

Government: Panama has a constitutional democracy.

Climate: The country experiences a tropical maritime climate.

Units of measure and electricity: Panama follows the metric system of measurement while the official electrical unit is120V, 60Hz.

Time Zone: Panama’s standard time is GMT – 5.

Currency: Balboa (1€ = 1.44 PAB).

Travel documents required: People from a few nations need only a passport, while there are others that need a tourist visa. Thus, it is best to check with the embassy or a consulate about details before leaving for Panama.
Panama’s economy is dependent primarily on the service sector with banking, commerce and tourism being its major components. A significant amount is generated from the Panama Canal as well.
The average daily expense for a tourist to Panama will be anywhere between $300 and $2500; food is very cheap and an average meal will cost around $8 to $25. Using taxis for travelling around the city is a good option as these are convenient and inexpensive.
Cities: Vacations and Tourism
Bocas del toro Boquete Colon
Panama City -

Egypt Vacations and Tourism Guide

Surface: The total land area of Egypt is 1,001,450 sq. km.

Population:  The population of Egypt is around 80,335,036 (2007), comprising 98% Egyptians. The remaining 2% includes Berbers and Bedouins.

System of government: Egypt is a republic. The President is the chief of state.

Capital: Cairo is the capital of Egypt and has a population of around 750,000 inhabitants (2006).

Religion: Approximately 90% of the Egyptian population is Muslim; the remaining 10% is Christian.

Official Language: The official language is Arabic.

Government: Egypt is a republic. The President is the chief of state.

Climate: Egypt has a typical desert climate—hot summers and mild winters.

Units of measure and electricity: Egypt follows the metric system and the official electricity unit is 220V, 50 Hz.

Time Zone: The Egyptian standard time is GMT + 2.

Currency: Egyptian Pound: (1 € = 7.6027 EGP).

Travel documents required: A tourist visa is necessary for travel to Egypt, along with a passport that is valid for at least six months.
Almost all economic activity is centred around the Nile river valley. The main sectors of the economy are agriculture, petroleum exports, and tourism. About 40% of Egypt’s workers are engaged in farming; cotton is the principal crop. Petroleum and natural gas are mainly found in the Gulf of Suez.
The average daily cost of living for a tourist ranges from 100 EGP to 250 EGP. Food is inexpensive. Buses are the most economical way for a tourist to travel around Egypt.
Cities: Vacations and Tourism
Alexandria Aswan Bahariya Oasis
Cairo Dahab Dakhla Oasis
El Gouna Farafra Oasis Hurghada
Kharga Oasis Luxor Marsa Alam
Nuweiba Port said Sharm El Sheikh
Siwa Suez Taba
Tunis -

Israel Vacations and Tourism Guide

Surface: The total land area of Israel is 20,770 sq km.

Population:  The population of Israel is around 6,352,117 with 76% Jews, 20% Arabs and 4 % others.

System of government: Israel is a parliamentary democracy.

Capital: Jerusalem, with a population of around 695,500 inhabitants, is the capital of Israel.

Religion: 76% Jewish, 16% Muslim, 8% others

Official Language: The official language is Hebrew; Arabic and English are also spoken.

Government: Israel is a parliamentary democracy.

Climate: Israel has a Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry, and winters are cool with bursts of rain.

Units of measure and electricity: Israel follows the metric system of measurement and the official electricity unit is 230V, 50 Hz.

Time Zone: The Israeli standard time is GMT + 2.

Currency: New Israeli Shekel (1 € = 5.60 ILS).

Travel documents required: Visas are required to travel to Israel.
The Israeli economy is one of the strongest in the region. The country has developed its industrial and agricultural set up despite having limited natural resources. Israel’s main exports are chemical products, machinery, transport equipment, rubber, textiles, plastic and cut diamonds.
The average daily cost for a tourist is about $300–$350; a basic meal cost anything between $5– $20 in Israel. Israel is well connected by a network of buses and taxis.
Cities: Vacations and Tourism
Ashkelon Beer Sheva Caesarea
Eilat Haifa Jerusalem
Netanya Tel Aviv Tiberias

Denmark Vacations and Tourism Guide

Surface: Denmark has a total area of 430,094 sq km.

Population:  Denmark has an approximate population of 5,457,415. The majority of the population is of Scandinavian descent.

System of government: Denmark has a constitutional monarchy.

Capital: Copenhagen, with a population of around 1,700,000, is the capital of Denmark.

Religion: Lutheranians constitute a majority of the population.

Official Language: Danish is the official language; English and German are the other widely spoken languages.

Government: Denmark has a constitutional monarchy.

Climate: Denmark has a temperate climate with mild, windy winters and cool summers.

Units of measure and electricity: Denmark follows the metric system of measurement while the official unit of electricity is 230 V and 50 Hz.

Time Zone: Denmark’s standard time is GMT + 1.

Currency: Danish krone (1 € = 7.45 kr)

Travel documents required: Passports are required by all except nationals of EU countries with national IDs. Visas are not required by Australian, Canadian, USA and EU nationals.
Though agriculture forms the base for economy in Denmark, manufacturing and services have gained importance. Denmark’s main exports are agricultural and industrial machinery, teak and oak furniture, meat, fish, and metals and metal manufactures; the chief imports are machinery, metals, motor vehicles and fuels.
The average daily budget for a tourist ranges between 500 kr and 1,200 kr. Dining and shopping in Denmark is very expensive.
Cities: Vacations and Tourism
Aalborg Århus Bornholm
Copenhagen Esbjerg Herning
Odense Randers Silkeborg

Russia Vacations and Tourism Guide

Surface: Russia has a total area of 17,075,200 sq km.

Population:  Russia has a population of around 142,754,000, consisting of ethnic Russian, Tatar, Ukrainian and others.

System of government: Russia is a constitutional federation.

Capital: With a population of around 13,200,000, Moscow is the capital.

Religion: Russian Orthodox is the dominant religion, followed by Islam and other denominations of Christianity.

Official Language: Russian is the official language.

Government: Russia is a constitutional federation.

Climate: Russia has a continental climate except for the tundra and the extreme southeast.

Units of measure and electricity: Russia follows the metric system of measurement while the official unit of electricity is 220 V and 50 Hz.

Time Zone: Russia is divided into 11 time zones.

Currency: Ruble (1 € = 35.71 R)

Travel documents required: Passports are required by all travellers. Visas are not required by CIS countries excluding nationals of Georgia and Turkmenistan.
Russia is the world’s leading natural gas exporter and the second leading oil exporter. Agriculture accounts for 5% of total economic output and employs 13% of the workforce. Energy products, textiles and chemicals are the major industries. Russia is a major producer of wheat, barley, oats and rye. Russia’s fishing industry is one of the largest in the world.
The average daily budget for a tourist in Russia is about 1,500 R to 2,500 R. An average meal costs about 200 R to 300 R.
Cities: Vacations and Tourism
Moscow St Petersburg Vladivostok

Brazil Vacations and Tourism Guide

Surface: The total land area covered by Brazil is 8,456,510 sq km.

Population:  Brazil has an approximate population of 190,010,600 (July 2007), comprising 53.7% Caucasians, 38.5% Mulattos, 6.2% African Americans, 0.9% others and 0.7% unspecified.

System of government: Brazil has a federal republic government.

Capital: With a population of about 2,363,100, Brasília is the capital of Brazil.

Religion: The dominant religion is Roman Catholicism followed by Protestantism.

Official Language: Portuguese is the official language of Brazil.

Government: Brazil has a federal republic government.

Climate: Most of Brazil experiences tropical climate, except the south which has temperate climate.

Units of measure and electricity: Brazil follows the metric system while the official electrical unit is 110 V or 220 V and 60 Hz.

Time Zone: Brazil has four time zones.

Currency: Brazil Reais (1 € = 2.65 BRL).

Travel documents required: A visa is required by all, except UK nationals, South Africans, New Zealanders and the Irish.
Brazil boasts of the most developed economy in South America, characterised by large and well-developed agricultural, mining, manufacturing and service sectors. Aircraft, coffee, automobiles, soybean, iron ore, orange, juice, steel etc. form an essential part of Brazil’s export.
The daily budget for a tourist in Brazil approximately ranges between 170 BRL to 5020 BRL. Such a budget is inclusive of a comfortable lodging and a medium range meal.
Cities: Vacations and Tourism
Amazon Angra dos Reis Aquidauana
Aracaju Araxá Belém
Belo Horizonte Boa Vista Brasilia
Buzios Campinas Campo Grande
Cuiabá Curitiba Florianópolis
Fortaleza Foz de Iguacu Foz do Iguaçu
Goiânia Guarulhos João Pessoa
Macapá Maceio Manaus
Natal Nova Iguacu Palmas
Parati Porto Alegre Porto Seguro
Porto Velho Recife Rio Branco
Rio de Janeiro Salvador São Bernardo do Campo
Sao Goncalo São Luís Sao Paulo
Teresina Vitória

Mexico Vacations and Tourism Guide

Surface: The total land area of Mexico is around 1,923,040 sq km.

Population:  The population of Mexico is around 108,700,890. Mestizos comprise around 60% of the population; Amerindians, 30%; Europeans, 9%; others 1%.

System of government: Mexico has a federal republic government that is representative and democratic.

Capital: Mexico City, with a population of around 9,000,000, is the capital.

Religion: A majority of the Mexican population is Roman Catholic.

Official Language: Spanish is the official language.

Government: Mexico has a federal republic government that is representative and democratic.

Climate: The climate varies from tropical to desert. Higher parts of Mexico have a dry climate, while the coastal plains are humid.

Units of measure and electricity: Mexico follows the metric system of measurement and the official electricity unit is 127V, 60 Hz.

Time Zone: Most of Mexico uses Central Standard Time (GMT – 6). However, certain states follow different time zones.

Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN).

Travel documents required: Visas are necessary for travel to Mexico.
Mexico has witnessed an impressive growth and increased competition in seaports, railroads, telecommunications, electricity generation, natural gas distribution and airports. Tourism is the third largest industry in Mexico. More than 90% of the exports go to the United States and Canada, and around 55% of Mexican imports come from these two countries.
The average cost of living in Mexico is average. Travel, hotels and accommodation are quite affordable.
States: Vacations and Tourism
Aguascalientes Baja California Baja California Sur
Campeche Chiapas Chihuahua
Coahuila Colima Durango
Guanajuato Guerrero Hidalgo
Jalisco México Michoacán
Morelos Nayarit Nuevo Léon
Oaxaca Puebla Querétaro
Quintana San Luis Potosí Sinaloa
Sonora Tabasco Tamaulipas
Tlaxcala Veracruz Yucatán
Zacatecas -

Jordan Vacations and Tourism Guide

Surface: The total land area of Jordan is around 89,206 sq km

Population:  The population of Jordan is 6 million.

System of government: Jordan is a constitutional monarchy.

Capital: Amman, with a population of over 2 million inhabitants, is the capital of Jordan.

Religion: 93.6% Sunni Muslim, 5% Christian

Official Language: The official language is Arabic. English is widely spoken.

Government: Jordan is a constitutional monarchy.

Climate: Summers are hot, with temperatures reaching 36°C. Winters are cold and are accompanied by strong wind and rain or snow.

Units of measure and electricity: Jordan follows the metric system of measurement and the official electricity unit is 230V, 50 Hz.

Time Zone: The Jordanian standard time is GMT + 2

Currency: Jordanian Dinar (1 € = 0.94 JD).

Travel documents required: All nationals require appropriate visa documentation before entering Jordan.
Unlike most of the oil rich Middle East, Jordan has a limited amount of resources. The country depends heavily on foreign grants. The main industries include textiles, phosphate mining, fertilizers, potash, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and tourism.
The average daily cost of living for a tourist is about 35 JD–45 JD; an average meal costs anywhere between 3 JD–8 JD. Buses and taxis are the best way to get around in Jordan.
Cities: Vacations and Tourism
Amman Aqaba Jerash
Petra Wadi Musa Wadi Rum