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Crazy, Chaotic, Exotic – Solo Girl’s Adventures in Morocco

It was my mom who introduced me to the idea of visiting Morocco.  She hasn’t been there herself, but she expressed a strong desire to go there during one of her future Summer trips.  “Morocco, Morocco, Morocco”, I would hear her talking about this country constantly and that is how I ended up buying my tickets to Morocco, even earlier than her. …

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Colorful Homes of Burano

This vibrant little island named Burano is a must-see place for anyone visiting Venice for the first time.  Inhabited mostly by fishermen and their families, this island is famous for its brightly painted homes, which earned this town a top place in numerous “most colorful” lists of the World. So why should you visit Burano? The number one reason why you should visit …

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Bratislava – A Small City With A Lot Of Charm

Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and remains one of the least explored cities to this day.  For some unknown reason this beautiful, small and very charming town hasn’t made it to the top bucket lists of many frequent travelers.  And that’s their mistake. Bratislava is located on the banks of the brown-colored river Danube that passes it all the …

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11 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Went To Iceland

Ever since I lay my eyes on that magical image of the Blue Lagoon for the very first time – I always wanted to go to Iceland.  And thanks to Icelandair, with their very competitive airfares (especially if booking in advance) that dream has finally became a reality this July, 2016. I have to say, I’ve done a fair amount of research to prepare …

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The Enchanting Town of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most interesting and widely recognized sights in the World.  This sight is so well-known that it is virtually on everybody’s bucket list and many dream of visiting it one day.  And, I am happy to say that I finally got my lucky chance of seeing it in person this June 2016, yay! Since we …

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Crime, Tourism, and the City of Naples

When I booked my ticket to Naples, I didn’t know of its terrible reputation being one of the most criminal cities in Italy, and in Europe.  From what I remembered reading about the South of Italy earlier was the general antipathy of the Northern (and Middle) regions of the country towards the South.  Italians consider people from the South to be …

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Panama City – More Than Just A Canal

Panama City is the beautiful capital of Panama – a country by the same name.  It is the safest country in Central and South America, and strangely enough one of the least explored.  It is quite a large city but you can easily navigate it by taking one of the cheap local taxis that are practically everywhere.  Please note that Spanish is the …

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Razzle Dazzle Me… Chicago

Come on, babe Why don’t we paint the town?.. And all that jazz There are not too many people in this World that haven’t seen the musical Chicago, or… at least heard of the Broadway show by the same name (that’s also based on the same play).  Chicago, lovingly called Chi-Town by the locals, is one of the most famous …

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Cape Town: A Visual Approach

Cape Town is a one lucky town – blessed with an amazing nature, sunny weather, nice, friendly people, delicious home-grown wine, and great food, this city lacks practically nothing!  Some of its major attractions include – the World famous Table Mountain, which is considered to be one of the 7 Wonders of Nature, a scenic peninsula by the name Cape of Good …

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Phuket in the Low Season

Phuket is a beautiful place, and it is one of the most famous and popular touristic destinations in Thailand.  Surrounded by the Andaman Sea, this island has a lot to offer – nature, mountains, clear turquoise water, white sand beaches, great food, and lots of other attractions.  Phuket’s main economy is fishing… and tourism, and therefore if you come here during its busy …

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Kaffir Boy – the Darkest Chapter in the History of South Africa

Book: “Kaffir Boy - The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa” Author: Mark Mathabane Publisher: Free Press, New York, 1986 When I first arrived to South Africa, I must confess that I did not know much about its history and the issues surrounding its present state.  Of course, I have heard about Nelson Mandela and his ...
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Long Weekend in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, the gorgeous island located in the Caribbean sea, is a perfect destination for a weekend (or even a week-long) getaway.  Blessed with an amazing weather, the island can be visited pretty much any time of the year, however the best time to visit Puerto Rico is estimated to be between mid-April and June. I went to San Juan, …

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7 Must-See Cities in Portugal

So the Summer season is coming soon, which is a perfect reason to go on vacation, duh!  And if you’re planning to go to Europe – I highly recommend to choose Portugal as your next Summer destination!  Below you will find a list of 7 must-see cities and the reasons why you should absolutely visit Portugal. This post includes photos from my personal …

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The Caliph’s House – Enter at Your Own Risk

Book: "The Caliph's House - A Year in Casablanca" Author: Tahir Shah Publisher: Bantam Dell, A Division of Random House, Inc., New York, 2006 You have probably already heard about this bestselling book, however we just had to include it in our collection of books on Morocco.  If you haven't heard about it yet - even better, let's talk about why you ...
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A Solo Female’s Travel Misadventures in India

India – what comes to mind when you think about this gorgeous and mysterious country?  Is it the colorful outfits that the beautiful Indian women wear?  Is it the devastating poverty?  Is it the ancient and the wise religion, the colorful art, the new growing and expanding economy (hello IT and outsourcing!), or is it something else for you? One …