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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

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 very early, ready and excited to start our sightseeing journey.  We got to …

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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, ...
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5 Reasons to Visit Bogota, Colombia

Bogota is one of the four main and largest cities in Colombia.  It is surrounded by tall, green mountains and by gorgeous nature.  If you are lucky enough to fly into this city during daylight – you will think that you have landed in a fairytale. Quick Note on Safety and Altitude: Bogota is located at the elevation of 8,675 feet (or 2,644 meters) …

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Lima – The Saddest City on Earth

Before my first visit to Lima, in the Fall of 2015, I always thought that it was like ‘all the other’ South American cities – full of glorious architecture, surrounded by breathtaking nature, and eternal sunshine. Little did I know that actually none of these things applied to Lima.  It is truly one of a kind city, and it is not …

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Stockholm – Scandinavian ‘Venice’

September, 2015 Golden Autumn days in one of the most beautiful capitals of Europe.  Stockholm is also called the "Venice of the North" because it is surrounded by water. Inside the beautiful Royal Palace (Kungliga Slottet)  Autumn has arrived to Stockholm Photo © Daria Silter
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Machu Picchu – Abandoned Land of an Ancient Empire

The beautiful, ancient site of Machu Picchu, Peru. How to get there: The only two ways to get to Machu Picchu are either to a) take a train, or b) hike. If you decide to take a train – you will arrive at a small town called Aguas Calientes, also known as Machupicchu, or Machupicchu Pueblo, which is the closest train station to …

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Taxco, Guerrero – the Silver Capital of México

June, 2015 Beautiful city of Taxco - famous for its mass production of silver, is located in the state of Guerrero, only 170 km from México city. Wandering the streets of this charming, small town, you will feel like you have stepped hundreds of years back in history, into the heart of "real" Mexico. A day trip here is a ...