6 – 12 September News: Latin America’s First Eco-City

Latin America's First Eco-city

Hellloooo!!! Welcome to this week’s travel news! While the pandemic has become complicated, we slowly started to prepare for the fall. Of course, we do not forget to enjoy the last moments of summer. As every week, there is good news about travel from the world this week such as Latin America’s first eco-city: Medellin! I have compiled them for you. I hope you enjoy reading it! See you next week!!

Norway Will Create 10 New National Parks

In the fight against climate change, nature preservation is important. To make an impact, Norway is taking it to the next level by establishing 10 new national parks. So, four new parklands will be established, six landscape conservation areas will be upgraded to national parks. And also eight existing national parks will be expanded.

Norway National Parks

Rohkunborri, Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella, Skarvan-Roltdalen, Femundsmarka, Dovre, Jostedalsbreen, Jotunheimen, and Raet will be included in the expanded national parks. In addition, the Jotunheimen mountain range, which is already well-known among international visitors, features Norway’s tallest mountains as well as Northern Europe’s highest summits.

You Can Listen Under Water Opera in the Maldives

On the Lhaviyani Atoll in the Maldives a luxury resort named Hurawalhi Island Resort, organizing the most interesting musical you could ever hear. Turkish soprano Burcu Hancı will perform ”Opera Under the Sea”. It will take place from December 27 to January 5, in the resort’s Undersea Restaurant.

As you can understand the restaurant called that name because of its location 5.8 meters under the water’s surface. Delicious dinner, beautiful music, endless fun, amazing blue waters, and interesting marine life… What a dream right! I hope you will get a chance to experience it.

There is a Secret Archaeological Site in Trevi Fountain, Rome

You can’t surprise a hiding archaeological site if you’re talking about Rome. Under the Trevi Fountain, there’s been hiding for decades. Vicus Caprarius(City of Water), is an ancient Roman apartment complex located beneath the city’s Trevi district. This archaeological site dates back to the first century. Okay, if you ask what is it special about it that the water that runs through it and there are still some ponds fill with water. Very interesting! So if you want to see that “special” site you can visit beneath the Trevi Fountain.

Secret Archaeological Site in Trevi Fountain

Most Dangerous City to an Eco-city, Medellin

Medellin was famous for drug-related violence thirty years ago, as the residence of the world-famous Colombian drug lord and narcoterrorist Pablo Escobar. However, Colombia’s second city, Medellin, is now the Silicon Valley of South America, the world’s most innovative city, the world’s smartest city.

Latin America's First Eco-City

And most recently, Latin America’s first “eco-city” over the last decade. Authorities plan to take this title by reducing carbon emissions, boosting green transportation options, and achieving a more harmonious balance with the natural world.

Thanks for reading! Please don’t forget to leave your thoughts and comments. See you next week with more travel news!

Written by Fatma Say


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