el salvador 2379443 960 720In a special article where the famous newspaper chose 52 places around the world and recommended their readers to visit in 2019, Salvador (Bahia, Brazil) is in the top 20, ranking 14th. In the article they said “After completing a five-year historical preservation initiative to save its Unesco designation, Salvador, with its sherbet-colored colonial facades, cobblestone streets and beaches, is gleaming. Rising along the coast of northeastern Bahia, the city’s downtown historic district thrums with vibrant Afro-Brazilian culture, ranging from free weekly performances by samba and drum corps to classical music and capoeira”.

The special has ranked Porto Rico as the number 1 saying that a year and a half after Hurricane Maria slammed into this United States territory and other Caribbean islands with devastating force, Puerto Rico is on the rebound.

The number 2 in the list is Hampi (India). The New York Times talks about the history and the beauty of this city “A the height of the Vijayanagar Empire in the 16th century, Hampi thrived as one of the largest and richest cities in the world. Its architectural legacy lives on in the southwestern state of Karnataka with over 1,000 well-preserved stone monuments, including Hindu temples, forts, and palaces. Spread over 16 miles near the banks of the Tungabhadra River, and surrounded by a sea of granite boulders, the Unesco World Heritage site has been notoriously difficult to reach, until now.

santa barbara 2107260 960 720The number 3 in the list is Santa Barbara, here in California, and the inclusion in part is a consequence of the “American Riviera” turns hip food in wine heaven! “Long known for drawing movie stars and millionaires to its resorts, Santa Barbara has now become a foodie magnet”. The article mention different famous chefs established in this city and what they are offering as innovative. Also mentioned that the city offers more than 30 wine tasting rooms that look nothing like their more staid cousins up north (Napa and Sonoma) as well the fun and its natural beauty.

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