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Planning My Trip To The Seychelles: Choosing The Right Hotel

So, let’s continue our journey finding out how I planned my trip to the Seychelles! Mahé is Seychelles’s main island and is home to one of the smallest capitals of the world, Victoria.  It is the main point of touristic infrastructure and it is where Seychelles’ international airport is located.  With its lively harbor, this is the main commercial point in …

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Quick Introduction To The Islands Of Seychelles

Seychelles have always been in our minds a place for the rich, a holiday to dream about, an unreachable place to discover.  However today I prepared a special series of guides for you, to the wild and affordable Seychelles! In the next few posts I am going to share with you my experience in this paradise, because Seychelles are so grand and… unique. Quick Introduction:  Seychelles …

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Tiramisù: The Best Italian Dessert!

Tiramisù is the Italian dessert par excellence, a masterpiece, and it’s very easy to make since all you need are just four main ingredients: mascarpone, eggs, Savoiardi (biscuits) and coffee.  In some variations the cream is also flavored with Marsala liquor. The dessert’s origins are often disputed between the following Italian regions: Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Tuscany. Ingredients:  To prepare it according to …

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A Quick Guide To The Italian Christmas Markets

It is nearly the time…  It is nearly the Christmas time…  But most importantly – it is nearly the time for visiting the Italian Christmas Markets! During this special time – all cities are getting “dressed up” with a lot of colourful lights and decorations.  And all the shops are getting swamped with people trying to buy the best gifts ever. The …

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One Day In The Chianti: 5 Things To Do To Enjoy It!

If you are in Florence you cannot miss the opportunity to spend at least one day in the Chianti countryside. I will tell you here the 5 things to do to enjoy it at it’s best! The Chianti area in Tuscany extends over the provinces of Florence and Siena.  Chianti area is one of the most beautiful in the whole region, as well as …

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Bucatini all’Amatriciana – The Original Recipe

Bucatini all’Amatriciana is another traditional Italian dish from Amatrice.  Amatrice is a small village close to the city of Rieti, in Lazio Region. Everybody has probably heard about the terrible Earthquake and the enormous tragedy that hit this small village and the surrounding area, last August. Hundreds of people lost their life and those who were lucky enough to survive lost …

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Hotel Review: Bossotel Bangkok

I have selected the Bossotel Bankok after reading numerous reviews of other hotels and I was really satisfied with my choice. It is located near Silom Road: 2 steps away from the famous Sky Bar of Lebeua Hotel and the no less famous Shangri La Hotel. Just 5 minutes away from Bossotel, there is a stop of the Chao Praya Express – a …

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Similan Islands: A Paradise Awaiting You!

Similan Islands are located just 84 km from the crowded island of Phuket.  Today there are eleven islands that are part of the Similan Archipelago. Koh Similan is one of the best-known island groups in the Andaman Sea.  It’s because of the wonders that await beneath the clear blue waters surrounding it.  Similan Islands are among the 10 most interesting dive areas …

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5 Things To Do When Planning A Perfect Trip

I love traveling but most of all I love planning the perfect trip!  Unless you buy an “all inclusive” package, where everything is already included and planned by someone else, or maybe you decide to leave everything and go with the flow, you have to plan every single moment of it. You have to do this so that you don’t waste any precious …

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How to prepare the perfect “Panzanella”

Italy is known worldwide for its history, the beauty of its cities and of course its food: Panzanella is something you have to try at least once! Mediterranean Diet is as easy as it is delicious with great simplicity of its ingredients.  Bread, pasta, tomatoes, olive oil, fish, seasonal fruit and vegetables that are easy to find and cook. Dishes and recipes often come …

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The Medieval Charm of Val d’Orcia

Visiting the Val d’Orcia is probably one of the first things you have to do if you are visiting Tuscany’s countryside. Stunning panoramas and amazing high quality local food, such as the “Pecorino” cheese of Pienza (a typical cheese made with sheep’s milk) and wines like the Brunello di Montalcino or the Nobile di Montepulciano, will impress you and from the very …

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24 Hours in Singapore: Best Things To Do!

When travelling to Southeast Asia, if you have a chance to stop in Singapore for 24 hours, waiting for your next flight connection, well… Do it! The first thing that you will notice is how “green” this City – State is, as half of its territory is occupied by more than 50 Parks and 4 natural reserves.  It is a real …

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Summer Salad Pasta Recipe – Pasta alla Checca

Let me say, together with Pasta alla Carbonara, Pasta alla Checca is my best Pasta dish ever! While Pasta alla Carbonara is a bit more “complicated”, Pasta alla Checca is just a child’s play. When the summer heat becomes unbearable, here is a fragrant, fresh pasta dish.  I would say it is a Roman classic but Neapolitans might say the same, …

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Manila Layover – What To See in a Short Time

If you go to Philippines you cannot avoid to spend at least one day in Manila, its capital. First of all let me say that, arriving from Europe (I took a plane from Italy – Bologna International Airport), you will probably have to consider at least two weeks traveling around Philippines, as it is a very long journey. I personally …

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How to Make the Perfect Spaghetti alla Carbonara!

The recipe for “Spaghetti alla Carbonara” is one of the most famous Roman cuisine pasta recipes and it is my favorite dish ever! If I am at a restaurant and would like to eat Pasta, this is what I order. Of course, being a regional dish you will mainly find it in Rome and Lazio Region.  I will not suggest …