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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 …

Skryabin – Stari Fotografii (Скрябін – Старі фотографії)

Name: Daria Silter Hometown: Boryspil, Ukraine (Бориспіль, Україна) Age Group: 26-30 “Skryabin” (Скрябін) is a very popular band in Ukraine, they first appeared on stage in late 1980s and had a continuous success until this day.  In 2015, the lead singer, Andriy Kuzmenko, also known simply as Kuzma (that you will see in the video here) has tragically died in a car crash, and it …

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A 3 Day Getaway to Paris – in Pictures

I don’t think that you can ever find a single person on Earth that does not like Paris.  Paris is the fashion icon and therefore the fashion capital of the World (take that Rome!).  However, personally Rome is my favorite city in Europe, and I do think sometimes that maybe Paris is a bit overrated.  But that’s my personal opinion.  One …

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London in January

January, 2016 If you ever wondered what London looks like in January, in the deep middle of a Winter season… Beautiful St James Park One of the most popular and ubiquitous sightseeings in London – the famous red phone booths Horse Guards square, opposite the Admiralty and Ministry of Defense Winter in the city Nelson’s Column in the Trafalgar Square …

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Safety in Brazil: 10 Main Tips That You Should Follow

Brazil is simply one of the most beautiful and stunning countries on Earth – it has everything in its ecosystem, from mountains, waterfalls, and rainforests, to the incredible beaches, and small islands, and also some of the most friendliest locals that one will ever meet.  But, there’s one question that always comes up when someone starts thinking of visiting Brazil: how safe is this place?  And …

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Pickpocketing in Europe: 5 Things You Need to Know

Madrid, Spain - one of the worst cities for petty crime in Europe I still remember this day like it was only yesterday...  My first big trip to Europe - arriving to Madrid on a Friday night, eager to see the city with its beautiful architecture, narrow cobblestone streets, and colorful local living. On the first morning, my boyfriend and I woke up ...
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Seattle: Top 10 Sights

Seattle, located in the North West part of the United States, is one of the coolest and most innovative cities on the Planet.  Many famous enterprises call this city their home, including: Starbucks, Boeing, Amazon, Expedia and Nordstrom, as well as Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and let's not forget 'Seattle's Best Coffee'.  This impeccably clean, charming town is also famous for its amazing food, ...