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Für alle die im Schwarzwald nicht nur wandern wollen, sondern auch einen kleinen Kick suchen, sind auf dem Sommerberg in Bad Wildbad richtig.

Aber bevor ich euch in schwindelerregende Höhen entführe, erzähle ich die Legende vom Bruder Pauli, der es mit den Mönchsgelübden nicht so genau nahm, weiter. Das hatte ich euch in meinem letzten Blog über den sagenhaften Wasserfall versprochen.

„Bruder Pauli liebte die Jagd. Für seine Wilderei goß er aus silbernen Kruzifixen die Kugeln. Vor Gottes Gericht wurde er dazu verurteilt, in der Umgebung des Klosters Allerheiligen als Geist ruhelos umherzugehen. So spielte er Fuhrleuten üble Streiche oder leerte Geschirre von Heidelbeersuchern aus“

Also aufpassen, wenn ihr im Schwarzwald unterwegs seid. Lasst euch von Bruder Pauli nicht foppen.

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Baumwipfelpfad und Wildline

 

 

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Der Nordschwarzwald ist nicht nur im Sommer ein tolles Reiseziel für Wanderer und Entdecker. Gerade der Oktober mit seiner tollen Herbstfärbung ist besonders reizvoll und nicht so touristisch überlaufen.

Der Black Forest, wie er auch genannt wird, ist ideal für einen Kurzurlaub. Ein paar Tage wandern, dabei die saubere Luft im Nationalpark tief einatmen und man fühlt sich wie neu geboren.

Der Nordschwarzwald liegt, wie der Name schon sagt, in der nördlichen Hälfte des Schwarzwaldes im Bundesland Baden Württemberg. Er erstreckt sich von Karlsruhe/Pforzheim über Baden Baden/Bad Wildbad bis hinter Freudenstadt. Der Höhenbereich zwischen der Schwarzwaldhochstrasse und dem Murgtal ist als Nationalpark ausgewiesen und besticht mit seiner Naturbelassenheit, seiner Schönheit und der sauberen Höhenluft.

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Unser erster Ausflug führt uns nach Allerheiligen bei Oppenau. Das Ziel sind die Allerheiligen Wasserfälle. Mit dem Auto geht es Richtung Oppenau und dann Richtung Allerheiligen. Am Eingang zum Wasserfall befindet sich ein ausreichend großer kostenloser Parkplatz.

Ein dekorativer Felsen weist auf unser Ausflugsziel hin.

Nach der Überquerung der Straße erreichen wir den schön gestalteten Eingang zum Wasserfall. Der Eintritt ist kostenlos.


Eine kurze Wegstrecke geradeaus und schon geht es hinauf und das Rauschen des Wassers begleitet uns.

Der Grindenbach stürzt sich in 7 Kaskaden fast 100 Meter in die Tiefe. Jede Kaskade endet in einem kleinen See im Felsgestein um von dort erneut in die Tiefe zu stürzen.


Wir gehen über zahlreiche Stufen vorbei an moosbewachsenen Steinen und immer am naturbelassenen Wasserfall entlang. Die Farben des Herbstes leuchten von tiefgrün bis goldgelb und das Wasser glitzert in der Sonne. Um den Wald und die Schlucht ranken sich viele Sagen, wie wir am Wegesrand auf verschiedenen Tafeln erfahren.

So kann man lesen, dass
„Einst ein junger Steinmetz mit einer Zigeunerin in einer Höhle lebte. Eines Nachts verließ sie ihn heimlich. Aus Gram band er ein Seil an eine Tanne, ließ sich die Steilwand hinunter und meißelte das Antlitz seiner Geliebten in den Felsen. Dann schnitt er das Seil durch und stürzte sich zu Tode“

Vielleicht und mit etwas Fantasie erkennt ihr ein Gesicht in der Felswand.

Früher waren die Wasserfälle für einen Wanderer unzugänglich oder nur schwer zu erreichen. Erst seit ca. 100 Jahren sind die Wasserfälle mit Hilfe von Treppen und Brücken begehbar.

Oben angelangt sehen wir rechts auf einer Anhöhe ein Ehrenmal. Dies soll an die Toten des 1. Weltkrieges erinnern. Ein kleiner Rundweg lädt zur Besichtigung ein.

Ein kleines Stück weiter entdecken wir einen kleinen Barockgarten aus mehreren Terrassen und einem Wasserbecken mit Springbrunnen.

Unser Weg führt uns weiter zur Klosterruine Allerheiligen vorbei am „Klosterhof“, einer urigen Gaststätte. Dort haben wir später zu Mittag gegessen.

Die Klosterruine zieht uns mit ihren verbliebenen Mauern und Rundbögen in den Bann und läßt die einstige Pracht in dieser doch recht einsamen Gegend erahnen. Die Gründung des Klosters beruht auf einer Legende, nach der ein Esel mit einem Sack voll Geld beladen wurde. Wo er den Sack abwarf, war das Kloster zu errichten. So einfach war es damals, einen geeigneten Bauplatz zu finden. Ein Blitzschlag zerstörte viele Jahre später das Gebäude und hinterließ diese malerische Ruine.

Heute ist die Klosterruine eine touristische Sehenswürdigkeit. Die Ruine kann kostenlos besichtigt werden. Zu der Klosteranlage gehört noch ein kleines Museum und der Klosterkiosk.

Neben dem Klosterkiosk entdecken wir den Wegweiser zum „Sagenweg“. Das ist ein Rundwanderweg, der wunderschöne Ausblicke auf die Schlucht mit den steilen Felswänden und auf den herbstlich gefärbten Schwarzwald bietet.

Weitere Sagen und Legenden können wir auf Tafeln, die wir am Wegesrand entdecken, lesen. Der Rundweg von etwa 1 Stunde führt uns über der Roßgrund und über die Engelskanzel zurück zur Allerheiligen Klosterruine.

Nachdem wir im Klosterhof gut gegessen haben, machen wir uns wieder auf den Weg zum Parkplatz. Wir gehen diesmal den Wasserfall in Fließrichtung entlang, entdecken noch die eine oder andere Naturschönheit und genießen die natürliche Wildromantik bevor es mit dem Auto zurück in unser Hotel geht.

Es gibt noch viele weitere Wanderwege im Naturpark, die erkundet werden können. Das weit verzweigte Wandernetz  ist gut ausgeschildert und auch für Familien geeignet. Der sehr ursprüngliche und absolut naturbelassene Wald bietet auch heute noch Raum für Legenden und Waldgeister. Denn die eine oder andere alte Wurzel oder ein moosbewachsener Baumstumpf  erinnert uns an einen lustigen Waldgeist.

Deshalb erzähle ich Euch zum Schluß noch die Legende vom Bruder Pauli

“Bruder Pauli war ein Klostergeistlicher, der es mit den Mönchsgelübten nicht so genau nahm ………   „

Wollt ihr wissen, wie es weitergeht, dann folgt mir. Im nächsten Beitrag verrate ich, was es mit dem Bruder Pauli auf sich hat und wir wandern über den Wipfeln des Schwarzwaldes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Parking

First things first: Many parkings around this nature park cost money (4-7€ per day).

If you don’t want to pay this, park free here: 48.961935, 20.445524  – It’s a great spot to start your hike or mtb-ride and you see the beautiful high Tatra mountains from there.

If you want to enjoy a beer and some food after your hike, park here: https://goo.gl/maps/xSTZLtE4sGcZbu8K9  (4€ in 2020)

 

Where all began

I began my hike from the free parking spot. From there it’s about one hour to the Carthusian monastery which is kind of a meeting point where a lot of hiking trails begin from. You can also find a detailed map there with all the hiking trails and also via ferratas. Yes, you heared right! You can experience an ultimate adventure climbing through gorges with flowing rivers in it! You can rent the climbing harness near the small bistro at the Carthusian monastery. The food at the bistro is terrible despite of the french fries, that are pretty good and cheap. It’s a good place to enjoy a beer though.

IMPORTANT for the via ferratas

They are marked also on the trail-map, but one important thing is missing: The via ferratas are only for one-way access and there is no hint on the map where the entrance and where the end is. So I could tell you… but I don’t want….. kidding ;-). The via ferratas go all from east to west, so if you want to have this special experience in your hike, plan your route accordingly!

The hike – not for beginners

I did a 10 hour hike counter clockwise the big circle. If you don’t have so much time you can choose from different routes from 2 hours to more than 10 hours. It doesn’t matter so much which trail you choose you are almost bound to see waterfalls, beautiful wild forest, wildlife and nice little climbing parts.

Pictures often don’t show the reality regarding height. Some of the ladders are more than 10m high and are pretty scatchy. Also the wooden bridges over the smaller waterfalls and creeks need your full attention as wood is slippery when wet and some parts have seen better days maintenance wise.

I would recommend to hike here only if you have a good balance, are surefooted and with proper hiking shoes.

This hike is part of my YouTube VLOG. Check it out to get more of an idea how it really is. It’s in German, but English subtitles are available

Good to know

    • There are some water springs on the trails so you don’t need to carry a lots of water with you. The springs are not marked on the map unfortunately.

 

    • If you leave the trails into the woods you can find a lot of mushrooms end of summer/beginning of autumn.

Slovakia has bears!

    So be aware of it, make constant noise when you hike or maybe carry bear spray with you.

Go and get lost!

So, have fun and enjoy nature! Please leave only footprints behind and take your trash with you so that many other people can enjoy this amazing place as you did!

 

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As promised that I will share my further trip to Bhimtal continuing from Nainital.

So, in the previous blog, my first day spent in Nainital was shown, now here is my day at Bhimtal and all the activities we did will be shared in this blog.

Bhimtal is hardly 30kms from my home. Bhimtal is a beautiful hill station with very less crowd visiting there. Not many hotels and cafes at that place. It is a simple unexplored place.

So we woke up around 9 am and were planning to leave as early as possible because we can’t afford to waste a day more like the previous one due to being caught by the police.

So, the three of us got ready by 10:30 am and one of my friends from Haldwani was also joining us. So, we three picked him up from his home and then left for Bhimtal.

The ride of Bhimtal is far better than that of Nainital as Bhimtal road has more sharp turns, more precipitous. You will love to ride on that road but it is not made for first-timers.

One of my friends was riding for the first time on such roads. At a sharp turn, there was traffic and he was unable to overtake the vehicle ahead of him and that made him use the breaks, which made him go backward and bike engine to stop.

So we swapped the bikes, I rode one and my friend from Haldwani rode the other one.
It is a 45 mins journey from Haldwani to Bhimtal. We reached there in no time.

And there was perfect weather that we needed a sign of sunshine throughout the way and at Bhimtal as well.

Bhimtal does not have much to explore, few shops, few maggie stalls, and a beautiful lake. Still, a lot of people live to visit here. The question is why?

I always love to visit this place as it offers the best of adventure sports. You can try various adventure activities here like Kayaking, Paragliding, boating, and many more.

Each and every time, I visit Bhimtal, I never leave without trying a round of Kayaking for sure. It is simple, not very expensive and it feels nice every time you do that.

So, the first thing we did after reaching Bhimtal was to go for Kayaking, 30 mins for INR150/person. That is less than the worth of it they are asking as the peace and pleasure you get after this is cannot be measured in terms of money. This is a must-try at Bhimtal.

Kayaking

kayaking

As soon as we went out of the lake, it started raining. And we got a shelter in a shop for all the decorative stuff for home. It had various wooden, metal decorative stuff for homes. So, we sat there for around 30 mins and the rain stopped after that.

Then we did something which I love to do only in Bhimtal and Ramnagar. I believe Bhimtal’s maggie is the best Maggie in the world. There is a stall at end of the Bhimtal lake road. Next to the big tree with no name just written- “rajma chawal” on the stall. You need to try there Maggie, it is something which I have never tasted anywhere else.

Maggie

maggie at Bhimtal

After this, we had nothing more to do at Bhimtal as we were not interested in the aquarium at the center of the lake. So, we decided to go to the nearby lake Naukuchiatal, this is also famous for its adventure activities but, we just wanted to visit a cafe named- ” cafe by the lake ” which has an amazing theme.

We didn’t eat much there as we had our tummy full with the tasty Maggie. We clicked pics in the garden of the cafe which was very very beautiful and well maintained. Plus, the ambiance of the cafe was also very attractive. With bookshelves in the corner. Perfect for a book lover, we tried desserts only there which was very tasty cannot tell about the food as it is something I would love to try later on.

Cafe by the lake

cafe by the lake Nakuchiatal

So, all allover day was amazing, we loved the activities, the food was pleasant and of course, these hills are something which makes me fall in love with nature every time I visit there.

After the cafe, we rode back to our home to take some rest for our next destination that is Ramnagar which I have already shared in my previous blogs. You can also check that on my profile!

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After being in Montañita and in nearby beaches, I decided to go a little further and get to the beaches in the southern of Manabí, so I decided to go to Machalilla National Park that inside is Los Frailes Beach. To get to the National Park Machalilla can be reached from Guayaquil by the main access road is the road connecting Puerto López-Jipijapa to the north and La Libertad to the south.

I decided to leave from the terminal of Santa Elena towards Machalilla that is at a distance of 224 km, until Puerto Lopez there are two hours of travel and ten minutes more until the entrance of the National Park Machalilla. The bus that I took was the Manglaralto Float, this bus stops at the Puerto Lopez terminal for ten minutes and from there it continues its way to Manta in the province of Manabí. The ticket from the Santa Elena’s terminal is $ 4.40.

At the entrance to Machalilla National Park, You have to register your entry and there is the option of being able to enter to the beach by tuk-tuk or to go on foot, there is a 3 km route that can be done from the entrance if you want to walk to the beach and it is a 30-minute walk to get to Los Frailes beach.

Once arrived at the entrance of the beach everyone is revised so as not to be able to enter alcohol or other things that are prohibited. Los Frailes is a beautiful beach about 1 km long. From the beach, you can walk and visit the viewpoint, a walk of about 15 minutes depending on your physical condition.

I decided to walk from the entrance of the Machalilla National Park, it is a path surrounded by dry forest and as the first point to admire the beauty of this place is the Sucre islet viewpoint, where you can admire this Islet.

After walking about ten minutes I finally arrived at  Prieta Beach, which takes its name due to the color of the sand that is black, here I have had 3 km of walking. After resting in Playa Prieta, I continued my trekking and I went to the next beach called La Tortuguita. It’s a beautiful beach that you can enjoy its tranquility. A few people visit it.

As the last point of this trekking is Las Fragatas viewpoint that takes its name from the birds that are seen flying so close that it seems that they can be touched, a wonderful landscape that shows us how the Machalilla National Park has one of the most beautiful beaches from the coast of Ecuador.

Finally, I arrived at Los Frailes Beach, it shows me one of the most beautiful beaches that you have to visit in Ecuador.

Recommendation:

To make a tour of the beaches you must bring water, comfortable shoes, sunblock, glasses, and a camera or video. Remember that it is a National Park and it has protected áreas, the trash must be collected and taken with you.

Puerto Lopez.

After to stay in Machalilla National Park, I decided to go to Puerto Lopez to eat, It is a fishing village whose pier has been remodeled, here you will find different places in front of the beach to eat and if you want some cocktails or drink a beer the cottage that there are on the beach are a great option.

Lunch is worth $ 3.50 and you will find all kinds of seafood, and enjoy the tranquility of this place.

In Puerto Lopez, you will find the pier from where the yachts leave to go to see the humpback whales that visit the Ecuadorian beaches from July to September, these mammals arrive from the Antarctic to reproduce and have their offspring. From here we can visit the Isla de la Plata which is 40 km from Puerto Lopez, here you can practice scuba diving or visit the island, people says that it is a little Galapagos because you can find endemics animals like Galapagos Island.

To get from the entrance to the National Park Machalilla to Puerto Lopez by bus has a cost of $ 0.50 ctvs of dollar and taxi $ 1.

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I decide to make a three-day trip around two cities in South Poland.
1) Cracow- coming back in history it used to be the capital of Poland. Many tourists are coming there to admire the city. There are plenty of typical must-sees ( Old town, Wawel Castle, Kazimierz, Cloth hall, Kościuszko Mound). I would recommend You to see all of that ( in every guide book you will easily find information) but I want You to discover something unique and feel beautiful nature.

           Paternal National Park

In my oPiNion to make that trip more comfortable, it is better to rent a car ( from Cracow it is around 16 km). You can also travel by public transport ( around 1 hour, google map shows the bet roundtrip from where you are). If you decide to go by car there is a place to park  “parking ojców złota góra”.

Inside the park, there is a lot to see. You can have a long walk. Go up and see an amazing view.

It is nice to spend there at least half a day. No need to take food and drinks with You. There are many food courts, restaurants and shops ( less expensive than in Old Town in Cracow). Everything preserved in the old style.

 

Będkowska Valley

Spend here another day close to nature. In my oPINion you should stay at least half a day. From Cracow you go 24 km to a restaurant called “Gospodarstwo Rybackie Dolina Będkowska”, here You can park your car especially that I recommend You to eat fresh fish (from the lake close to the restaurant). Prices are rather expensive but in my oPINion is absolutely worth it.

This valley is one of the most popular ones for climbers. While walking, look around, and try to find people climbing on the rocks. Climbing is free of charge. ( Do not worry the donkey in the picture was sleeping:P)

Even when you are not fascinated by climbing you can spend a nice walking day here.

The third day of our trip wants you to discover Jaworzno. There are two options.

  1. You still stay in Cracow and from there travel to Jaworzono ( 61 km)
  2. You change your place of stay and move to Katowice ( 27 km)

In my oPINion, it is better to go to Katowice ( you will visit more than staying in one place ) In Katowice there is also a lot of things to see that are recommended in every guide book) and from there go to Polish Maledives to spend some hours.

Gródek Park

Silesia. . If you ask someone about this part of Poland, you will probably get the same answers. Dirt, factories, mines, industry. Being a traveler is a big responsibility for finding something unique something that will surprise you and change your mind. So. there was no better solution than looking for something that would leave you speechless when you think about Silesia.  Gródek Park- was once a mining area for dolomite deposits. I will not lie if I say that this is one of the most surprising places in Poland. When I get there I felt like I was somewhere in the tropics.

 

There are water reservoirs. When you enter the park, you will see the first water reservoirs. Less pretty than the other one but if you want to dive this is the right place. You can have a lesson there or dive alone if you are already a diver. Walking a little further from the first stop you will see the most beautiful part of the park. I promise you will fall in love

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Last year I came back to my home after my semester exams with a few of my friends from Delhi. We had a plan to visit Nainital, Bhimtal, Kausani, and Ramnagar. Because of the rainy season, Kausani was canceled. But we added Naukuchiatal in place of Kausani. And still, this trip was memorable as others.

 

I have already shared my Ramnagar trip with you. It was a part of this trip only. Today, I will share my memory about Nainital. And soon will also share the remaining part of the trip.

So, without wasting much time let’s go ahead with the trip.

 

We reached Haldwani (my home town) at 11:00 pm and our first destination was Nainital. And we were very excited about it, but as it was the month of July and the forecast says we will only see rain everywhere, we were quite afraid the night before leaving for Nainital.

The next day I woke up at 8:00 am and saw that it was cloudy outside and my Mom told me that it was raining a couple of hours ago. We had our fingers crossed and got ready. So, everyone was ready by 10:00 am. We went out and saw that there was a shining sun on top of our head as if it was never raining at this place.

Morning view

morning view from my home

So, this made us quite happy. Now, the issue was I had one bike for two of us and we need one more bike for one more guy. And I asked my brother to arrange it before the trip started and he managed to get t from one of his friends. But the problem was we need to go and pick it up.

 

So, we all three sat on a single bike and started riding towards the place where we need to pick our bike. But as I was visiting my Home Town after a year and was not familiar with the route as well and the route I knew was from the main road where there will be police checking and we didn’t want to get stuck in any trouble.

We picked the narrow road from the village area. And we got lost in those roads and ended up entering the main road and getting caught by the police. As I was out of town, I didn’t have all the documents of the latest date as well. So, we got a challan. Then we went ahead to pick the bike.

But then I told my brother about challan. So, he asked me to go to the pollution checking station to get the paper ready. And this wasted a couple of hours of our time.

Now, the clock was at 1:00 pm, half our time is wasted but we still decided to move towards Nainital. The good part was the sun was still shinning.

View of Nainital from Haldwani

nainital view from Haldwani

We stopped in between the way to eat and click some pictures. Everything seemed so beautiful the sun was shining, a chilled breeze you feel while riding. And warmness of sunshine. Perfect weather I would say.

But this does not last that long. When we were just 15kms away from Nainital. Sunshine left us and it became so foggy that it was hard to see the vehicles coming our way, but this weather was not a spoiler but this just made our day. We came here from Delhi looking for this cold chilly breeze. This is what we exactly wanted.

We rode in this weather for the next 12 km and as we just enter the Nainital city we saw sunshine again. This is the magic of this city. The weather here changes every minute.

We reached Nainital and parked our bikes at my favorite spot near to the market and we were very hungry. The first thing we did was got our food packed. And went to Kilburry a hilltop 12 km ahead of Nainital sitting there and having that tasty food was peaceful and the view was amazing as well. Also, sitting at that location where very few people visit we made sure not to throw any garbage on the roads or the sitting area as we do not want to harm the environment for our fun.

It was around 4:00 pm and we had to leave before it becomes dark on the roads. So we quickly went back towards the Nainital city. In between our way to the city we visited Himalayan Darshan point, Naini peak point.

Himalayan darshan point shows you a beautiful view of Himalayas and Naini’s peak point gives you a top view of Nainital lake and city.

Naini peak point

Naini peak point

After that, we visited Nainital and we went to Naini Devi Temple and visited the Tibetian market. In route to the boating point.

We sat on the boats and it was an amazing experience. It was around 5: 30 in the evening the view of Nainital from the lake was amazing. The water was cold, the breeze became more chilly. And it was an amazing experience sitting on that boat and just enjoying the weather that is all we could do.

After that, we started to ride back towards our home and we forgot about everything that happened in the morning. We just had a smile on our faces while returning.

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A few days ago I was literally craving to visit Switzerland, but due to the pandemic, it has become really difficult to travel internationally. So, I decided to browse some local scenic places to visit, and fortunately, I came across this gem, named Jim Thorpe❤️ which is nestled in Pennsylvania, USA. Jim Thorpe is known as the “Switzerland of America” because of its breathtaking mountains, romantic inns, scenic valley, and architecture. It is also known as the “Gateway to the Poconos”, as it resides just below the famous Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Originally it was named Mauch Chunk which means Bear Place in native Delaware peoples language and later on it was renamed as Jim Thorpe after a famous athlete name. On Jim Thorpe memorial site, you will find the monument of Jim Thorpe which was built in order to honor him. It’s a popular tourist attraction👍.

We drove from our home to this place as it’s only a few miles away. As soon as we entered this beautiful town, I was stunned by its beauty and architecture🥰. Now, our first task was to park our car and fortunately it was quite easy. There are street parking options and a couple of paid parking lots. We got a spot to park our car just beside the most famous and picturesque street of Jim Thorpe named Stone Row. This historic street is lined with stone apartments where you will also find some beautiful and vibrant shops downstairs☺️. This charming street has so much to do from cute and colorful restaurants to some shops for shopping. Even a stroll through this street is amazing to appreciate its beauty and click a couple of great pictures👍. We enjoyed our walk and also tried clicking some amazing pictures. While walking, we felt like we are in Europe. On one end of the street, there is also one beautiful old church that adds even more beauty to this street.

After Stone Row, we headed to Broadway Street which is full of life. Take a stroll and you will fall in love with this town for sure❤️. This street has some great things to offer, which includes wonderful shops for shopaholics, amazing restaurants of different varieties, cute cafes to hang out with your buddy🥰, historic inns if you’re interested in staying overnight, antique shops, a records shop, and even a Mauch Chunk Opera House which is just incredible. Apart from this, you will even spot a row of Victorian houses which adds more charm to this town☺️. We strolled through this street, did some shopping, and even had a coffee in one of the cafes. We were there in the fall season, so we even got to see some beautiful fall colors and decorations outside every shop which was just incredible.💕

After having a wonderful lunch at a Japanese restaurant named Mist, we headed to the train station as we booked a 45 minutes train ride which departs from Mauch Chunk station and takes us into the Lehigh Valley. This ride is called the Scenic Lehigh Valley train ride. There is no pre-booking for this ride on their website, you need to buy tickets in person on the day of your visit. The train ride was scenic and mesmerizing. While on a ride, you’ll witness stunning mountains, peaceful Lehigh river, verdant valley, and breathtaking fall foliage😍. It was truly an incredible experience for us.

Apart from these attractions, there are so many other things to do in Jim Thorpe such as Asa Packer Mansion, Old Jail Museum, Glen Onoko Falls, and much more, but we didn’t cover everything as we were there on a day trip. We had great fun on our short day trip and I’m already craving to go back there again soon😍.

 

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Montañita

is the most known and visited beach in the northern part of the Peninsula of Santa Elena in Ecuador.  Montañita was a fisher’s town where its amazing waves attracted people from all over Ecuador to practice Surf. Actually, Montañita is a paradise to practice surf and enjoy every day of the year.

Montañita is located one hour by bus from the Santa Elena terminal with a ticket value of $ 1.60 you get to Montañita.

To get to Montañita from Guayaquil we can do it in two ways one directly from Guayaquil to Montañita with a value of $ 6.25 at the following times, 7:00, 9:00, 11:00 15: 00, 17:00 p.m. The bus that takes you directly is the CLP that You must take at the land terminal of Guayaquil. In case we do not want to wait for the bus and you want to leave immediately, you leave to the terminal of Santa Elena for a value of $ 4.25. Here we find three cooperatives such as CLP, Libertad Peninsular, and CICA.

From there You take a bus that takes you to Montañita for a value of $ 1.60 in my case take the bus from the Manglaralto Cooperative that takes you to Manta in the province of Manabi.

If you come from Quito you can take the bus from the TransEsmeraldas cooperative, from the terminals of Quitimbe or Carcelen, this transport line takes you directly for $ 14.5 leaving at 9 or 10 at night to be in the terminal From Santa Elena at 6 or 7 in the morning, after that, you take the bus to Montañita.

After an hour of travel, we are in Montañita a town characterized by surf, bohemian life, and the large number of tourists from all over the world who visit it.

Of accommodation, you can not worry there are lots of accommodation sites like hotels and hostels comfortable for everyone’s pocket.

Apart from enjoying the good waves, the beautiful people and the great food in the evening we enjoyed the best party there may be, Montañita is characterized by its nightlife that makes our stay always a party.

There is no more beautiful sight than watching a sunset on the beach, Montañita lends itself to show one of the most beautiful sunsets that can be seen on the Ecuadorian coast.

The Nightfall in Montañita and the lights begin to ignite, that sea breeze starts to run harder, people begin to move, discos start and the party begins.

Montañita is characterized by that bohemian life, its nightlife where you can enjoy alone or accompanied that it does not always matter you are going to find new friends with whom to enjoy.

The street of the cocktails begins to sell in an intense way, the discos begin to work and the restaurants to catch those hungry clients, we find all types of food places and until fast food for which we do not have a high budget.

Talking about Montañita during the day is one thing, but talking about the night at Montañita is another level, where rave, electronic music and that melting pot of people from all over the world unites and forms a single soul called Montañita.

You can not describe Montañita at night, you just have to visit it and enjoy it feel that good energy that surrounds everyone on this beach that at night is another world to visit.

What to bring:

The most casual clothes that you have, you only need to have a great attitude and enjoy the night, the beach, or the discos that ignite Montañita.

Other data.

The rooms have an average value of $ 15 although you can find a lower price.

If you want to go from town to town the value is 0.50 cents for the proximity of Olón, Manglaralto.

A lunch in Montañita consisting of soup, rice, and juice have a value of $ 3.
If you want a fish fillet this is at $ 5 or a delicious ceviche between $ 5 and $ 7 depending on what type of seafood you want.

I find a Hostel called Pakaloro the best in price and comfort ratio. It’s a place to relax with a Value of $ 10 + Iva the room from Monday to Thursday or low season and the weekends or high season rises  $ 15 + Iva. A nice place with a kitchen if you want to prepare your food, a balcony with a hammock to rest. It is the recommendation to rest in Montañita. Visit its website http://www.pakaloro.com/

There is no more to describe Montañita, I think everyone has to visit it and enjoy not only Montañita but all its beaches nearby.

Montañita a great place where you can find good waves, music, food, and people from around the world. When you visit this amazing beach you will be one more lover of Montañita.