NORMANDI…..A FANTASTIC PLACE TO VISIT.

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During long week end in last November, few friends of mine planned to visit Normandy. We planned to travel from Luxembourg to Normandy By train which is almost six hour journey. We took train from Luxembourg to Le Havre via Paris Est, Magenta, Haussmann Saint-Lazare, Paris St Lazare, Le Havre, and Gares .Traveling for almost six hours we all were exhausted,so after having dinner we went to hotel rooms and had a sound sleep.With its stunning, wealthy records and multifarious scenery, Normandy has a great deal to provide travelers and different visitors. The French place has one of the country’s most famous vacationer sights, Mont Saint-Michel, as nicely as extraordinary castles, fantastic churches, and scenic historic cities like Rouen.So first of all we took a taxi for Mont Saint Michel which is located at the mouth of the Couesnon river.it’s a medieval village constructed on pinnacle of a big rock, which include an abbey constructed in the eighth century. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is like you have traveled again in time. The Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel and Notre-Dame Sous Terre Chapel are simply two of the must-see locations here. Food-wise, you’ll locate many crêperies – wheat flour and buckwheat pancakes eating places – as properly as the world-famous Omelet de la Mère Poulard – a restaurant reputed to serve the satisfactory omelet in the world, however additionally one of the most steeply-priced.


 

Normandy is a rural place properly recognized for its cheeses and apple cider. Head to Livarot to pattern 1 of the four famed cheeses produced in Normandy, known as Livarot. The three others are Camembert, Pont l’Evêque and Pavé d’Auge. Accompanied with the aid of a glass of candy and crisp apple cider, the nutty and fruity style of Livarot is sublime. The excellent vicinity to pattern Livarot is at the Fromagerie Graindorge. You’ll examine how this cheese is produced and have the opportunity to pattern and buy many nearby products. Accommodations wise, there may be a variety of inns in the metropolis of Lisieux, 15 km away from Livarot and incredibly livelier.

 

 

On June sixth 1944 the Normandy landings started out the integral hostilities to supply France and Europe from the Nazis. This historical navy operation – first of its sort at such a scale – has left many memorials, monuments, museums, and cemeteries that offers you the probability to study extra about this period. Many human beings come right here to pay tribute to these who sacrificed their life. From the extraordinarily transferring Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial close to Omaha Beach to the informative D-Day Museum in Arromanche, there are many web sites devoted to these tragic occasions alongside the Norman Coast.Taking a wider view, during the Battle of Normandy over 425,000 Allied and German troops were killed, wounded or went missing. This figure includes around 210,000 Allied casualties, with nearly 37,000 killed amongst the ground forces and a further 16,000 deaths amongst the Allied air forces.

                                                                               Containing more than 9300 graves,American cemetery,most visited place in Normandy.

Our trip to Normandy was very informative as lot of historic events came in to our knowledge.The very next day in the morning , we started our journey back to Luxembourg.Staying three days in Luxembourg,I took my flight for Pakistan where I had to attend a wedding ceremony.Also I  stayed one week with my elder daughter and grand kids.

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RIVER OF JANUARY………..RIO DE JANAIRO

We spent five days in Sao Pauloa  and now its was time to go back but suddenly one  of  our colleague  suggested  to  visit another city of Brazil called river of January or Rio de Janeiro.Proposal was  good and we all agreed to visit this city.Distance between Sao Paulo and Rio is 358.8 km. This distance is equal to 222.95 miles, and 193.61 nautical miles.   Rio de Janeiro , or truly Rio, actually River of January, is the second-most populous city in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in  Americas. Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the country of the identical name, Brazil’s third-most populous state, after São Paulo and Minas Gerais. Rio de Janeiro, in full Cidade de São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, by name Rio, city and port, capital of the estado (state) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is located on the Atlantic Ocean, in the southeastern phase of the tropical region of South America, and is broadly identified as one of the world’s most stunning and fascinating city centers. Although Rio de Janeiro continues to be the preeminent icon of Brazil in the eyes of many in the world, in fact its location, architecture, inhabitants, and life-style make it fantastically special when in contrast with different Brazilian cities, mainly the country’s capital of Brasilia or the plenty large town of São Paulo. The former is a  smaller town relationship lower back solely to the 1960s, whilst the latter is a huge, sprawling industrial and manufacturing center with none of Rio’s magnificent herbal splendor or charming charm. Rio de Janeiro is properly regarded for the splendor of its seashores and of its peaks, ridges, and hills—all partly blanketed through tropical forests. The town is a center of enjoyment for Brazilian and overseas tourists, and humans carrying bathing fits can be considered taking walks in the streets and alongside the seashores or traveling on the city’s buses.

 

Although the region’s local weather is typically tropical, hot, and humid, the local weather of Greater Rio is strongly affected via its topography, its proximity to the ocean, and the form of the Southern Cone of South America. Along the coast, the breeze, blowing alternately onshore and offshore, modifies the temperature. We think it’s really worth taking a smash from the seashore to stuff your face with all the tasty, tropical delicacies that Rio has to offer. The meals in Rio is delicious, so you surely won’t be disappointed.

 

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Quick, fresh, and healthful are the characteristics of meals in Rio. At least, some of the time. Much of the exceptional meals round the town is discovered on the streets in both cell stalls or nook snack bars and vary from the final post-workout snack to a deep-fried bundle of naughtiness. Yet everybody deserves a deal with sometimes, mainly one chosen from the following ingredients that divulge a actual style of Rio de Janeiro.