Mecca, Saudi Arabia has been a standout amongst the most critical urban areas on the Arabian Peninsula for more than 4,000 years. Being the origin of Muhammad in 570AD and the home of the biggest mosque on the planet, the Grand Mosque, Mecca is considered by Muslims to be the holiest site of Islam. Since the seventh century AD, Mecca has facilitated a large number of Muslim travelers from everywhere throughout the world on their approach to Hajj.
Amid the era around 630AD, Muhammad was effective in joining the warring tribes of the Arabian Peninsula into a solitary country, under one God. With this détente, there took after hundreds of years of relative peace with a large portion of the nearby tribes tolerating Islam as their own particular confidence and utilizing Mecca as their focal point of petition. In spite of the fact that Mecca is essentially amidst no place, it turned into a noteworthy exchanging center point between the Byzantines and Bedouins as the Meccans marked arrangements with everybody in the region. Merchandise from Africa and the Far East coursed through Mecca on their approach to Syria and alternate regions inside the Ottoman Empire. Today, the number of inhabitants in this sacred city is 1,700,000 occupants.
Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar), not at all like Mecca, is a moderately youthful city, established in 1857 with a present populace of roughly 1,000,000 tenants. Mandalay is arranged at the foot of Mandalay Hill since this is the site where around 500 BC while going to Myanmar, Gautama Buddha, the organizer of Buddhism, indicated the land beneath and around the base of Mandalay Hill and announced that at some time or another later on there would exist an awesome city on the land. Today, the universes biggest book, the official Buddhist Bible comprising of 729 chunks of stone, rests in a pagoda at this site; consequently it is exact to state that Mandalay is Burma’s social and religious focal point of Buddhism.
Likewise with Mecca, Mandalay has turned into a noteworthy exchanging center point, with products streaming amongst China and India. Likewise, being the religious focal point of Buddhism, a huge number of Buddhist explorers visit Mandalay yearly to pay respect to the delightful pagodas situated there. Similarly as with Mecca, the normal day by day temperature is around 75°F all through the winter months, which may have made them bear on why Muhammad and Buddha both lectured peace and quietness in these excellent atmospheres.
Presently we ask, what on the planet do these two religious and social urban communities have in the same manner as Puerto Vallarta, Mexico? All things considered, for some odd reason they both lie on or exceptionally close to the 21st parallel north which is the very same scope as Puerto Vallarta. So far as that is concerned, Maui, Hong Kong, Guadalajara, Hanoi, and Guantanamo Bay, likewise lie at this scope and what they all have in like manner is extraordinary atmospheres all through the winter.
Being found quite recently south of the extremely northern edge of the tropics, close to the 23rd parallel north, which characterizes the northern edge of the Tropic of Cancer; these urban communities have perfect atmospheres from November through May when Puerto Vallarta sees a normal day by day temperature of 73°F with basically no rain. As a note of intrigue, an expansive landmark denoting the Tropic of Cancer rests in Zacatecas, Mexico which is expected west of Mazatlan, Mexico, additionally laying on the Tropic of Cancer line at 23° north scope. Mazatlan is around 100 miles north of Puerto Vallarta and subsequently we can recognize the way that Mecca, Mandalay, Vallarta, Maui, Hong Kong, and so forth are all roughly 100 miles into the tropics where the sun is straightforwardly overhead at twelve amid the mid year solstice in June.
Since the atmosphere is so agreeable in these territories for such a vast part of the year, conditions are perfect for peace and serenity. All things considered, Banderas Bay, home of Puerto Vallarta, got its name while warring Indian tribes and Spaniards amid the Spanish Conquest of Mexico set out their weapons and brilliant banners (banderas) and announced peace for this lovely and agreeable locale. By 1530, the short triumph was finished and for very nearly 500 years, there have been no genuine clashes between the Spaniards and Indians. Despite what might be expected, they have intermarried for more than 20 eras, to the degree where today, roughly 80% to 90% of every single local Mexican are mestizos, a mix of Spanish and Indian.
At the point when the atmosphere is completely ideal for no less than seven months for every year, it’s just coherent that they had intercourse and not war! Right up ’til the present time, the locals are still an exceptionally kind, tender, and neighborly gathering of individuals and war, wrongdoing, or whatever other sort of showdown is stayed away from no matter what. They are an exceptionally religious and tranquil society living the witticism of “mi casa es su casa” or my home is your home. Outsiders, paying little heed to whether they are voyagers or moving retirees, are constantly welcome by the locals of this extremely uncommon Banderas Bay area.
When we consider areas of the world with perfect winter atmospheres, the Hawaiian Islands frequently ring a bell. This whole chain of islands likewise straddles the 21st parallel with Maui at precisely the same as Puerto Vallarta. In spite of the fact that the normal winter temperature is 74°F, its introduction to Pacific Ocean winter storms leaves Maui with more than 15 crawls of precipitation amid the times of November through May, while Vallarta gets for all intents and purposes none.
While assessing either Maui or Vallarta for a winter get-away or retirement goal, two or three elements other than atmosphere ought to likewise be considered. Maui is roughly 8 hours from the US terrain, while Vallarta is only somewhat more than a 2 hour flight. In the event that so slanted, you can drive to Vallarta; don’t attempt it to Maui! Despite the fact that it’s a long way from modest, the typical cost for basic items in Vallarta is considerably lower than that in Maui.
While the number of inhabitants in the whole gathering of Hawaiian Islands is roughly 1,300,000 tenants, the island of Maui is home to under 150,000 individuals; though Vallarta has around 350,000 occupants. Both of these resort territories have expansive voyage pontoon terminals that welcome 1,000’s of cruising travelers day by day. Both urban communities have wonderful common landscape, a wealth of fine greens and world class remote ocean angling, various five star eateries, exercises for individuals of any age, night life, and touring in abundance. Again, it ought to be recollected that winter get-aways to Maui can as often as possible be hampered by precipitation; however this is never the case for winter excursions to Vallarta where consistently is ideal for doing whatever satisfies you.
Another wonderful city lying on the 21st parallel is Hong Kong with its populace of 7,000,000 inhabitants getting a charge out of a normal temperature of 70°F during the time of November through May; however on the drawback, Hong Kong gets more than 25 crawls of rain amid this period. Any traveler hunting down an exceptionally one of a kind, intriguing, dynamic, and excellent winter excursion, Hong Kong is an unquestionable requirement. It’s horrendously costly and thickly populated; in this way you can overlook it as a potential retirement goal!
In abridging, there are a large number of individuals living on or close to the 21st parallel north where the tropical winter atmosphere is so inductive to getting a charge out of life. Mecca, Mandalay, and Hong Kong are presumably not the most appropriate for most of the North American people born after WW2 assessing different retirement goals; however Maui and Vallarta ought to be given genuine thought.