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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 …

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How to Visit Easter Island on a Budget

There are many reasons to visit Easter Island (Isla de Pascua – from Spanish), which is one of the most beautiful and remotely located islands on Earth. One of them, is to obviously see the World-famous Moai statues, which have been carved and preserved exclusively on this very special island. And another reason might be to get some deeper introduction to this ancient and …

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5 Best Viewpoints in Santiago

When you first arrive to Santiago, you will be amazed by the great natural beauty that surrounds this town of 7 million residents.  The city itself is located in a rather flat valley with a couple of hills inside, surrounded by grandiose mountains that enclose the city in a kind of a circle.  The tallest building in Santiago looks like a …

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Lviv: Top 5 Sights

Lviv (Львів) is one of the most beautiful cities in Ukraine, and it is simply not to be missed.  Much smaller than the capital city of Kiev – it is full of gorgeous architecture, vibrant local life, and a general fairytale-like atmosphere that fills every cafe and bar located in there.  There are a number of good reasons to visit Lviv, with lots of things to …

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Kiev: The Top 10 Sights

Kiev is the capital of Ukraine, and is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Europe.  Unfortunately, it is not yet a popular tourist destination, and therefore there’s not much information about it on the internet.  Below you will find the top 10 sights to see and do in Kiev – put together by a local (well, me). 1. Maidan Nezalezhnosti (The Independence …

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Bermuda – ‘The Pink Sand Paradise’

Bermuda, the small island located somewhere in the middle of the east shores of the North America, is well known for its amazing beaches, expensive mansions, and large golf resorts.  It still officially belongs to the United Kingdom, and is not a very popular destination for average tourists since the island does not have a big variety of affordable hotels …

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Sakura, or Cherry Blossom Festival – a Perfect Reason to Visit Washington DC

Nowadays one can find the Sakura, or the so-called Cherry trees, virtually everywhere.  Every city has at least a dozen spread across the various random neighborhoods.  But there are only a few cities in the whole World that offer an incredible opportunity to see many Sakura trees in one place.  What’s so incredible about that?  Well, the trees do not look any different …

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A Visit to Auschwitz – They Were Not Jews, They Were People

WARNING: Graphic content is included below.  Brief description: Auschwitz is a concentration camp in Poland, set up by the Nazi Germans during the World War 2.  Nothing can prepare you adequately for a visit to Auschwitz.  In all honestly, I did not want to go there at all.  Since I was young I always had a very big imagination.  I …

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Warsaw: Top 5 Sights

Unfortunately Warsaw is not the most popular or visited town in Poland, however one would miss out on a lot by not seeing this capital city.  Two days should be enough to explore all of the major sights, weather permitting.  And speaking of weather in Warsaw it is rather unpredictable – one moment it’s raining, the next the sun is shining, so pack an umbrella with …

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Solo Journey to Guyana, aka Candy Colored Eco Wonderland

November, 2015 The trip to Guyana was planned rather spontaneously, it happened when I saw a random promotion for a very reasonably priced roundtrip airfare.  The company that flies directly from New York to Guayana is called Dynamic Airways, and I have never heard of them prior to discovering that deal on the internet.  I couldn’t resist it, and so a month …