Jun 25

Havana Cuba: the legendary island capital

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Havana is a city that certainly has seen great change and variety. In periods of ascent and decline, it continues being a vibrant and rhythmic place whose streets and historic quarters inspire fascination. Cuba has and continues to move through many social changes, yet tourism here has always kept a strong foot in the door and it doesn’t show any signs of waning. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Stockholm: a verdant masterpiece

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Stockholm as a city is like a great big garden. The city seems like something from a fairy tale: It is a complete intertwining of blue canals, bridges, parks, gardens, flowers, palaces and stone paved streets.  The air always has a hint of crisp frostiness even at the height of summer, which gives pep to my step and makes me feel alive. This city mimics and blends with its surroundings so perfectly because it follows the design of its geographic make-up.

 

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Jun 14

Marseille: the shiny waterfront city

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France’s Riviera has always been a place of natural beauty and at the waterfront of Marseille the wonders of human artistry and achievement meet the shining sea. Still Marseille often struggles to stay ahead of the elements and sea-worn looks that accompany such a placement. France’s second biggest city is the European capital for culture in 2013 and so it has undergone significant renovations, infrastructure and cleaning to make it nothing short of shining for this year of it’s particular fame. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Driving in the Amalfi Coast of Italy

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It is probably one of the most beautiful regions of Italy, and in a country such as this a place has to be really stunning to be included among the best. The Amalfi coast is a group of little towns along an amazing  coastline of wonderful blue tones. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Cascata delle Marmore: spectacular waterfalls in Italy

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The Italian landscape and tourism scene offers so many striking images to the imagination, the shining blue sea of the Amalfi coast, the verdant hills of Tuscany, the turquoise lagoons of Venice and of course the wondrous waterfalls of Marmore located in Umbria, Italy’s green forest region. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 02

Orosi: the valley where Costa Rica began

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Anyone who has had the privilege to visit the small yet inviting country of Costa Rica knows how the relative size of the country can be deceiving. Small doesn’t mean boring, as every mountain, beach and jungle seems to offer untold wonders of breathtaking nature. The beauty of Costa Rica is often in its small towns and out of the way places where the earth seems to keep to a routine much as she has for millions of years. In such places like the valley of Orosi, one can find the story of Costa Rica ever so gently impressed on the pristine and beautiful landscapes. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Fatima Portugal: a site of religious beauty and heritage

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Portugal contains many captivating landscapes from rolling hills, to glorious beaches and deep river valleys. It is also a country that has deep and longstanding traditions and one of the most recognizable instances of this is the place of religious pilgrimage known as Fatima. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

Sharm El Sheikh: a beautiful destination on the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt

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Sharm el Sheikh is certainly a vibrant city. This is one of my favorite beach destinations around the world . Despite the fact of the many problems that Egypt has undergone in recent years, it is still a desirable place. Located in the Southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, Sharm El Sheikh is a modern resort town with many luxurious five star properties, excellent restaurants and endless nightlife possibilities. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

A day trip to the towns around the Hudson Valley in New York

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There are many lovely little towns around the Hudson River Valley in New York. The nature and all the possibilities that are offered here allow anyone to enjoy incredible experiences of such beautiful locations. There is shopping, historic towns, first class restaurants, nature and opportunities to practice sports. In fact there is something for everyone. At the same time one can be surprised at how close by New York City is. This area seems so quiet, so natural and so beautiful that one would never expect a major world city to be just down the road. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Travel Etiquette: rethinking the basics

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As travelers and tourists we can often feel a sense of entitlement when setting out for a trip. This is something not altogether unreasonable, we have probably saved up our funds for the journey or at least we are putting in from our time and efforts. Etiquette for most of us might be an idea of good behavior or even putting into practice some cultural norms we’ve heard of about a specific place. Details are certainly essential, but general concepts can be even more informative. Here we will look at several general points of travel etiquette that will give one the tools to be an informed and experienced traveler no matter what the particularities of each destination might be. Read the rest of this entry »

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