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Exploring Philadelphia, On a 1 Day City Break

If you are a fan of “Rocky”, the famous film with Sylvester Stallone – you cannot miss the opportunity to visit Philadelphia.  It is the largest town in the state of Pennsylvania.  It is also the 6th most populous city in the U.S. With its rich historical heritage, Philadelphia is one of the country’s most visited cities.  After all, both the Declaration of Independence …

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New York City – The Big, no… “HUGE” Apple

New York City is not just a Big Apple – New York City is a “Huge” Apple!  That’s the first thing that I thought while getting out of the PATH train station at 33rd street, on my very first day in New York, looking for the 777 8th St. But let’s start from the beginning.  After years traveling all over Europe, Africa, …

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Enjoying Sirmione – the Pearl of the Garda Lake

This summer I decided to do something different, rather than taking a short break to the seaside, I decided to visit Sirmione, the Pearl of the Garda Lake. In Italy we have thousands of marvellous places to visit all year-round and for every taste: big cities with ancient history and different culture, fun seaside villages, mountain towns where you can take …

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Seychelles: Visiting Praslin And Vallee De Mai

Let’s continue our journey to the wonderful Seychelles.  After exploring Victoria and the beautiful beaches of Mahè, the amazing La Digue with its breathtaking Anse Source d’Argent, it is time to visit Praslin and the Vallee de Mai. Praslin is Seychelles’ second largest island after Mahè, and it is divided into two main districts: Baie Ste Anne and Grande Anse. …

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La Digue: What To Do in One Day

Let’s continue our journey around the beautiful islands of Seychelles.  After exploring Victoria and the beautiful beaches of Mahè, you cannot miss an opportunity to visit La Digue. La Digue is the fourth largest island in Seychelles, just behind Silhouette, and it’s also the third largest island after Praslin – in terms of its population. If you are based in Mahè and …

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Exploring Victoria and the Amazing Beaches of Mahè

You probably already read in my previous posts about how I planned my trip to the Seychelles, including choosing the right hotel, while discovering the best and cheapest way to explore this amazing island.  So now, it is finally time for me to tell you all about exploring the city of Victoria and the amazing beaches of Mahè! In this post, I will …

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Planning My Trip to the Seychelles: Exploring Mahé on a Budget

In this installment about my trip to the Seychelles, I will share with you my recommendations about different tour operators, how to get around the island of Mahé, while saving a ton of money, and other useful things.  But first… let’s talk about the local cuisine!  Mmm. Where To Eat Seychelles’ cuisine combines together different savoury ingredients with delicate subtlety, introduced …

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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 in 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 …

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A 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, which is also very easy to make, since all that you need are just four main ingredients: mascarpone, eggs, Savoiardi (biscuits) and coffee.  In some versions 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. Tiramisù’s Ingredients:  To prepare …

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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, …