One of the most interesting buildings in Old Goa is the Convent and Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, built in 1521. Just opposite is the Basilica of Bom Jesus, which contains the preserved remains of the body of Saint Frances Xavier, a revered missionary and the patron saint of Goa. The body is shown to the public every 10 years, with the next exhibition happening from November 22, 2014 to January 4, 2015. Old Goa is situated not far from Panjim, Goa’s current capital.
A world famous tourist destination on the Caribbean coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun presents a complete vacation package of fabulous beaches, a first-class hotel zone, Mayan ruins, modern attractions and an exuberant nightlife. But it is the year-round perfect weather and gorgeous beaches that make Cancun one of the best vacation spots in Mexico.
The Great Smoky Mountains is the nation’s most visited national park. It is located along the border of North Carolina and Tennessee and features some of the highest mountains east of the Rockies. With hundreds of miles of hiking trails, scenic roadways, and incredible flora and fauna, the Smoky Mountains are a classic east coast destination.
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