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An Elephant Never Forgets!

Hello fellow travelers!  Do you like elephants?  Would you like to spend a day with one?  I went to Chiang Mai, Thailand to have this experience and it was incredible! I did a lot of research before visiting Patara Elephant Farm, because I didn’t want to visit a place where elephants were exploited and mistreated. The decision was not easy. …

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Postcards From Venice

Venice is a beautiful city in any season, but in the Winter time it seems to have a special beauty that adds drama to its romantic aura. In the Winter it’s easier to walk along the canals and get away from other tourists.  It is easier to feel the essence of the city where Marco Polo grew up and from where …

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A Night On the Arctic Circle: Inside the Ice Hotel

Hello fellow travelers! When I was a little girl my mother used to read me a tale called “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen. I loved the story and listened to it very carefully, and then I would daydream about the queen’s ice palace and think about how it would look like from inside. I was far from imagining …

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Visiting Andalusia – The City of Málaga

Hello fellow travelers!  I love visiting Spain and today I want to tell you about one of my favorite Spanish cities: Málaga! Although this is the sixth largest city in Spain, when we walk through the streets, it seems like we are visiting a small and charming town that enchants us with its history, color and culture. I promise you, Málaga …

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A Visit to The Magical Pena Palace in Sintra

Hello fellow travelers! In Sintra, a small town in Portugal, there is a magical palace called Pena Palace. If ever there was a palace that belonged inside a fairytale then this is definitely the one! The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. The Park and Palace of Pena are the fruit of …

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Magical Barcelona – A Perfect Weekend Trip

Barcelona is one of those cities I keep returning to.  It’s a place where you can find a hundred things to do and to love, things that make me return over and over again! If I were to sum it up into one thing, what makes Barcelona such a great city is that it really has a bit of everything. …

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Piódâo – Portugal’s Most Beautiful Village

Hello fellow travelers! Let me introduce you to the beautiful village of Piódão, located in my country, Portugal.  Piódão is right in the center of Portugal, only a few kilometers from Serra da Estrela Natural Park. Getting there is not easy.  The road is narrow and curvy, but once you arrive you will realize that the time and effort spent is well worth …

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Sigiriya – Visiting The Lion Mountain

Hello fellow travelers! Do you remember hearing about Ceylon in your history class?  Well Ceylon today is called Sri Lanka, and it’s a beautiful country with a lot to discover.  I was there just a few months ago and I loved it! There are several places in Sri Lanka that are worth a visit but my favorite was Sigiriya, The Lion Mountain – …

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Exploring Costa Rica: Tabacon Hot Springs

Hello fellow travelers! “Pura vida!” is the expression you most commonly hear when you travel in Costa Rica.  Often used as a greeting, the “pure life” symbolizes for Costa Ricans the simplicity of the good life, together with humility, joy and well-being. It’s the art of appreciating the simple and the natural things with happiness and optimism. In Costa Rica there …

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Cinque Terre, Italy – That’s Amore!

Hello friends! I LOVE Italy (I’ve been so happy there! 😜)!  For me Cinque Terre summarizes what Italy has to offer best – a permanent atmosphere of romance! But you might ask: what about Venice?  What about Rome?  Aren’t they soooo romantic? True, they are, but each one of us has their own fantasies about a place.  For me romance in Italy is …

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Cappadocia – Inside a Salvador Dali’s Painting

Have you ever seen a photo of Cappadocia?  Stupid question right?  Of course you did, everybody who loves travel and reads travel blogs, travel magazines, follows Instagram, etc. has seen a photo of this place. It’s one of those common bucket list items for travel addicts and wannabe fashionistas looking for a scenic place to photograph.  Well I’m no different! …

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Monterosso Al Mare – The Quiet Giant

Monterosso al Mare is not the most scenic village of Cinque Terre but I have to say it’s my favorite one! Being the largest of five towns, Monterosso al Mare is usually the one people choose for accommodation when they are spending more than one day in Cinque Terre since it has the biggest choice of hotels. I hate crowds.  I get a little …

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Fire and Ice – Visiting Blue Lagoon in the Wintertime

The Blue Lagoon is probably the most popular destination in Iceland.  I think everyone who visits this Northern European country takes a trip to this place and as far as I’m concern, it’s well worth it! The scenery is particularly stunning when you visit in the Winter.  Just the fact that you can bathe in a warm turquoise blue water …

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My Amazing Trip to the Lost City of Petra

I think the first time I saw an image of Petra was in the “Last Crusade”, a film from the Indiana Jones trilogy – the scenery just blew me away!  And ever since then I wanted to go there. It still took a few years and a Brazilian telenovela called “Viver a Vida” (to live life) with inspiring scenes filmed …

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Patagonia – Inside the Fairytale Land

“Once upon a time there was this beautiful enchanted land called … Patagonia” It may sound silly to start a post this way but if you visit this place I bet you’ll feel tempted to do the same. The Little Prince I’ve been lucky enough to visit some incredible places in this World but Patagonia left me speechless and amazed. …

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São Lourenço do Barrocal Stay at Alentejo, Portugal

If you are planning a trip to Portugal be sure to include a visit to Alentejo. Alentejo was recently chosen by the prestigious publication Lonely Planet Traveller as one of the best destinations in the World to spend a weekend. In this region you’ll find many great hotel options, but São Lourenço do Barrocal is one of the best. Located in Barrocal, near …

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El Nido, Palawan – Welcome to Paradise!

“Welcome to paradise!” This is what they tell you when you arrive at El Nido, and boy, are they right! Words can’t describe and even photos can’t do justice to this amazing place, but I’m going to try it just because I think everyone needs to know about this corner of the World. El Nido, my friends, is the true …