Italy Travel Guides for Backpackers

Beyond Trevi and Colosseum: Rome like a Local

Rome – the Eternal city – is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Over 7 million travelers visit the metropolis at the Tiber each year; most of them just stay for a short trip spending their time between the Colosseum, Forum Romanum, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish […]
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A tour around Bergamo: a local’s guide

When I get asked ‘where are you from’, and I reply Bergamo, Italy, the comment is: ‘upper town or downtown?’ (Respectively, in Italian, called Città Alta and Città Bassa). Maybe you don’t know, but Bergamo is divided into two parts. Upper town The old part is the upper town, surrounded […]
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A Complete Guide to Procida, An Island in the Bay of Naples.

Capri is the most famous island in the Gulf of Naples, precious and charming but, to be honest, a way too touristic. If you are looking for a more relaxing and picturesque spot, Procida is your place. In its 4,26 km2, you will find stunning views, history, amazing people and […]
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An Unforgettable Day in Annecy: how to get there and things to do

While travelling on the forty-five-minute bus ride from Geneva to Annecy, I didn’t really know what to expect. It was a spontaneous half-day trip I’d booked for myself during a long holiday in Switzerland and all I knew was that I was crossing over the Swiss border into a tiny […]
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is Pisa a city worth visiting?

The first time I was in Pisa was on a rainy March when I was 18 years old. I remember that for arriving at this great touristic city I took a train in the city of Florence, Florence was a hub for me where my hotel was located. Pisa is […]
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City Break – Walking around Torino

Once an industrial city and way before the first capital of Italy, Torino surprises with its elegance, breathtaking architecture, historical imprint and definitely a strong cultural vibe. It is the capital of the Piedmont region, situated in the north-west part of the country. Must say that before my first visit […]
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Italy: Milan and surroundings – places of interest and lifehacks

When we hear the word “Italy”, we, first of all, represent Venice, Florence and the capital — Rome. For many people, it is a secret that in Italy there is another capital. It is the “fashion capital” Milan. And the North of Italy, where this city is located, is no […]
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Italy: Bergamo — the secret heart of Lombardy

If you are in the North of Italy, in Lombardy, and you want to feel its spirit, then do not limit yourself to visiting Milan. Very close to it (less than an hour by local train), at the foot of the Alps, you will find the ancient city of Bergamo. […]
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Top Seven Things To Do In Abuja.

    Hello, I want to help make your stay in Abuja one to remember. How was the trip? I hope it went well. Now, while in AbujaI can imagine you’d want to do and try everything and I know exactly how that can be. Well lucky for you, I […]
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The Dolomites: Northern Italy's incredible mountain range

The rugged Dolomite’s Mountain beauty This indomitable mountain range in the north of Italy is spectacular; a place where nature, adventure sports, jagged peaks and pretty mountain villages mix with diverse landscapes. Breathtaking beauty arises from the 250 million-year-old history of well-preserved geological formations. In 2009, the Dolomites were named […]
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Around Napoli in One Day

Italy is a wonder and I say that because of its historical heritage, arts and culture, spectacular cities, dream-like beaches and imposing mountains. I say that also because yes, Italy is undoubtedly a complex country that definitely made its mark. You probably might not know but it actually has more […]
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3 Days in Rome: the Eternal City

If you’re reading this chances are that you will be in Italy this summer! Visiting a big chaotic city like Rome could be disarmingly, there so much to see that you don’t know where to start. And mostly you don’t want to miss anything! But the truth is..you cannot see it all! […]
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Why You Should Visit Trapani, Sicily

Trapani is often overlooked in favour of Sicily’s capital Palermo but it is getting increasingly popular as a tourist destination. It is well served by Trapani Airport with regional flights on budget carrier Ryanair making this is an excellent base to explore western Sicily. Follow my journey to discover the […]
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Explore Mexico: Visit Puebla and its Surroundings

When I told my family I was going to study in Puebla, Mexico, most of them imagined a small “pueblo”. For some reason, in Italy and at least around Europe, not many people have heard of this wonderful Mexican gem. It is not even a small town, the city is […]
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Five Things You Must Know About Italy

  Deciding to move to Italy for a year was not an easy choice since well, I have to admit that I haven’t been steady for the past six years. Been travelling and exploring for quite a while, so after having a study experience in Poland for half a year […]
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Where to eat in Florence Italy

During my first clinical experience I had the privilege to learn about physical therapy at an inpatient rehab facility outside of Florence Italy. During my 10 week stay I frequently went into the city of Florence to sightsee, shop and try various types of Italian food. Despite the small size […]
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Citta del Tufa: Stunning ancient Etruscan heritage

Guide book in hand at Pitigliano, Citta del Tufa, Tuscany, Italy Triangle of ancient Etruscan towns Settling into our vacation in Southern Tuscany was a pleasure and a delight. Staying at the beautiful hilltop town of Monticello, we ventured south of Monte Amiata towards the border with Umbria and the […]
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Around Monte Amiata: A touch of rural Tuscany

Monte Amiata from Montepulciano Quintessential Tuscany Leaving the beautiful village of Monticchiello, in the heart of the ‘UNESCO world cultural landscape’ of the Val d’Orcia Siena region, we made our way to the old volcanic lava dome of Monte Amiata. Our drive took us through the quintessentially beautiful countryside for […]
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7 Things You Did Not Know About Genova

  Some of you might know already that I have been living in Genova for almost a year now. Before deciding to move here, I have travelled throughout Italy quite a lot and the thing that felt different here was the impression it left upon me from the first moment. […]
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Discovering some of the best panoramic views in Calabria

Italy has a hidden secret rich in history, panoramic views and natural beauty.  This secret is Calabria. Yet to be discovered by many. Once you see what it has to offer, you will not want to leave. Scilla is the jewel of Italy and a place of legend and beauty […]
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The Amalfi Coast: Experience Southern Italy

Amalfi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with cultural and historic significance. Small, pretty and colourful towns sit neatly on dramatic cliffs, offering scenic coastal views. It’s also very romantic: from the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean sea and colourful towns tucked into the steep hills; to the classic music […]
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The best hiking routes in Italy: Dolomites, Como, Camogli, Amalfi

Simple, but very scenic routes throughout the Apennine Peninsula – no more than one day is required to go there and back! In Italy, a lot of great places for hiking. Choose the best among them – not an easy task even for an experienced traveler. The website WhyGo Italy […]
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Taranto. Best things to see (and eat!) in the dolphins'town

“Taranto is a perfect city: living there is like living inside a shell, inside an oyster. A crowded old town inside a new town surrounded by “two seas”. Taranto, a shining shattered huge diamond”. This is the way a well-known Italian writer, Pier Paolo Pasolini, described the city in his reportage […]
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Visit Italy’s San Marino, the World’s Smallest Country

If you’re planning a trip to the Mediterranean, or Italy, then definitely take a road trip through to San Marino while you’re there – the world’s smallest, and oldest, country. For the most part, San Marino is an unexplored gem in the middle of the Italian countryside, often ignored, overlooked, […]
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Practical tips for traveling in the Amalfi Coast and region

The Amalfi Coast and the cities nearby were my favorite place to visit in Italy, the perfect combination of good food, beautiful beaches, and a bit of culture and history. There are so many things to do and see there and besides saying that it so worth it going, I’m […]
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What is preferable – Paypal or TransferWise?

Millions of people regularly face the problem of transferring money abroad. What are the best ways to do this in the world today? Payment system Paypal Currently, the largest debit electronic payment system is PayPal. Of course, system services are quite convenient for the international transfer of money. If you […]
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A day trip to the ruins of Pompeii from Naples

Pompeii is one of the most important and famous part of Italy’s history. The city is situated at the bottom of the Italian volcano which is called Vesuvius (Vesuvio in Italian). Nowadays Pompeii is divided into two parts: the ancient one is the ruins after the eruption, while the modern […]
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Top 5 Places To Eat Around Pretoria

If you're anything like me, one of the first things to check out when visiting somewhere new is the food life. South Africa is a country of vast and untamed beauty, and Pretoria, not too far outside of the capital of Johannesburg, is certainly a wonderful place to visit, with […]
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Best things to do in Palermo besides visiting churches!

Of course, Italy is known for its beautiful churches and architecture, but for me, visiting buildings all day would get boring after a while. If you agree, continue reading and I will tell you what else you can do in the city of the godfather. I am going to help […]
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Ancona travel guide: An Italian pitstop worth visiting

Situated on the eastern coast of Central Italy is the small port town of Ancona, whose name is ancient Greek for elbow given its interesting shape and location on the Adriatic sea. For many tourists who arrive at its famous port, this ancient city is often just a travel pitstop […]
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Here's why you should visit Pompeii soon (or go again)

If you are wondering where to go in Italy, you should surely visit Pompeii. Not only is the place one of the most important historic sites but also it can get covered in ashes soon. The Mount Vesuvius, the volcano responsible for the disaster, is still active and could go […]
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Top 6 must see places in Old Town Constanta, Romania

If you are a traveler who likes to visit cities which are less known internationally, then, Constanta, historically known as Tomis, is for sure one of those cities. A must, to your bucket list. Situated in the Dobrogea region, on the Black Sea’s coast in Romania, Constanta is the oldest […]
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Ten things to do for free in Bologna

When I decided to move out to go to college, Bologna was my obvious choice, is it the best University in the Country. Quite sadly, it is also one of the most underrated destinations when visiting Italy as a tourist. Known as La Dotta (the Erudite), La Grassa (the Fat) […]
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Things to do in Sorrento, Italy

The gentle sway of waves, smells of authentic Italian pizza, and the taste of local, delicious wine; these are just a few of the beautiful things that make Sorrento, a stunning coastal town in Southern Italy, so lovely. I have been living in this beautiful city for the last few […]
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Traveller Starter Pack – Tuscany

Ah, Tuscany, sweet Tuscany! Maybe one of the most famous places on Earth and a true flagship of what Italy stands for. If you’re planning to visit Italy and Tuscany is not on your list you might want to review your itinerary and avoid making the biggest mistake of your […]
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Serbia and Belgrade: A guide for backpackers

Serbia is a hidden jewel in Europe, a country not so well explored and overcrowded by tourists. It is situated in Balkan peninsula in the southeast of Europe. Its turbulent history, beautiful nature, delicious local food, and hospitable people are the reason why this country gets more and more attention […]
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Everything You Should Be Doing in Montreal, Canada

In recent years, Montreal, Canada, has become a focal point for a lot of young people to visit thanks to our amazing nightlife. However, don’t be mistaken, even if you don’t want to come to grab a drink or hit up a nightclub, there are plenty of things to do […]
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The Holy Week and The Best of Genoa, Italy

If you like to combine Tourism, Heritage and Spirituality like me, take a chance to visit the modern and historical Genoa (Genova), the capital of Liguria, Italy's great seaport and birthplace of Christopher Colombus. Its mild climate makes it an excellent destination for an out-of-town trip or Easter Holiday, a […]
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What to do in Salta: 3 unmissable experiences

I take shelter in the shadow of a building on the side of Avenida Belgrano, one of the main streets in the center of Salta, Argentina. Salta is a city of over 600 thousand citizens in northwestern Argentina, at the foot of the Andean cordillera which, with its province, exceeds […]
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The magic of the Venice Carnival

The thought of visiting Venice, one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, came to our minds on the spur of the moment, one dreary day at the office. We had some insights that Venice during the Carnival is something one cannot miss, a feast to the eyes, a destination […]
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Buenos Aires: places you must go to eat good pasta

The city of Buenos Aires has a great variety of cool and fancy restaurants to offer.  The whole country of Argentina provides interesting and exquisite food dishes. From pizza shops located in the suburbs with delicious cheese all over the place to rooftops with beer gardens where you can enjoy […]
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Things to do in Venice

As my boat or train approaches Venice, this curious city that sits off the coast of northern Italy. I can’t help but feel a wave of calm wash over me. Maybe it is the elimination of cars from the city, the floating rooftops pairing up in the distances, the first […]
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How to be a tourist in Venice

During my leisure trip to Italy last May 2018, and my first time ever travelling to Europe, I really didn't know what to do and where to go. The first city in my itinerary was Venice, and it's so easy to get lost among the hustle and bustle of tourists […]
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Why it's worth it to visit Sardinia in winter

Sardinia is a region in Italy that is famous for being an amazing place to spend summer holidays thanks to all its different beaches and the incredible landscapes. No one really talks about going there during the winter, but I did. I went there after Christmas, rent a car and […]
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Discover the amazing Riva del Garda, Italy

Riva del Garda is a charming city by the Garda Lake in the north of Italy. It is known by its beautiful crystal water and by the incredible number of activities to do around like hiking, cycling, sailing and more. Visitors come from all over the world to explore the […]
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Must See Ancient Ruins in Greece

Ancient historical sites are scattered all throughout Greece from the mainland to its many islands. Monumental temples, ancient athletic stadiums, impressive theaters, ancient seaside towns—every traveler and history lover should experience these amazing sites built by the ancient Greeks! As a Classicist I am excited to share a few of […]
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The Best Milan Itinerary

I lived for 6 months in the city of Milan, located in the northern region of Italy. Many say that this is a city that is not a must stop and I say the opposite! In this text, I will make you need to visit Milan! Where to arrive and how […]
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Taroudant: A Guide to The Original Morocco

Hello, original traveler! I hope you are not still wondering if you should come to Morocco. I will save you some time: do come to Morocco! You feel tempted already: mysterious landscapes, desert breeze, bright sun, all the colors of the rainbow mixed together in a tagine, and cultural hospitality […]
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Backpacking Italy: A Unique Side To Florence

The plans for my Italian adventure were sparked during a visit to an art exhibition on Italian cities in the early spring of 2015. You see, before it became easy to discover the world, travelling to Italy was known as something called The Grand Tour. An adventure deemed so luxurious that it […]
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Why visit Emilia Romagna

When you decide to come to Emilia Romagna you need to think that you arrive in a land with a lot of myths and legends, the only effort you have to make is to be able to observe, listen and understand that the wealth you will find here, you will […]
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Things to do in Florence with a toddler

When you land in Italy, you can immediately feel a sense of calmness and lack of rush. In Florence, people are a bit like the weather in this side of the world: nice, warm and welcoming. If you want to organize a relaxing trip and have fun with your toddler, […]
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Guide: Best Places to Visit in Florence in a day

Florence. The city of Medicis. The city of Michelangelo´s David. The city of La Nascita di Verene (Boticcelli, Birth of Venus). The city of the Duomo. The city of Ponte Vecchio. There is too much to see in Florence, too much art, history and culture, that you cannot imagine how […]
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A Local's Travel Guide to Buenos Aires, Argentina

As soon as you get off the plane you will perceive the vibrant energy of Buenos Aires, Argentina, that will defy all your senses. Taste, sight, touch, smell, and sound. From the airport to the city you will get into the noisy traffic, see the firsts contrasts of the city, […]
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Venice Travel Guide: What to see and do

To be honest, I never thought I’d visit Venice one day. I’d always dreamt about going to the Nordic countries in Europe or to Asia, but I ended up in Italy for an entire week. My sister and I found a really cheap flight from Mexico to Amsterdam and we […]
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Tips for Visiting Tourist Spots in Rome

If you’re embarking on a Europe trip for the first time, a stop in Rome is definitely going to be high on your list. It’s an iconic city – the amazing food, the romantic vibes, and significant historic sites. However if you ask friends and family about Rome they might […]
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Cities you must visit in northern Italy

Northern Italy is a region characterized by its geographical location and culture. The Italian north has a host of more fascinating cities with its monuments, Old Churches, Castles, Historic palaces, a large number of museums. They are the cities of great Italian artists who have been sanctified by art and […]
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10 places to see in Milan with the help of our handy plan

Once you’ve started traveling you never stop. Travelling makes us happier and smarter. It brings lots of fun, unique experience, unforgettable emotions. Every frequent traveler knows that it is worth visiting Italy and everyone knows Milan. The capital of the region Lombardy has all kinds of resources to surprise the […]
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The old capitals of Bulgaria

One of the most famous things Bulgaria is famous for is its history. Founded in 681 A.D., this country is ranked third in Europe by number of valuable archeological sites, only behind Italy and Greece. So it surely makes sense to visit some of the most important ones, right? Just recently […]
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One Day in Siena – A Guide to the City

Siena is a relatively small city in the Italian region of Tuscany. Sparing a day to visit this charming gem of a city is worth while and one is sure not to regret it. A day is enough for a speedy visit of the city that will make you fall […]
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Planning on a weekend trip in Milan? – Check out these Must Do's

Are you excited to see Milan but have only a few days to explore the city? No worries! Though Milan is a big city, the second biggest in Italy, you can definitely see the best parts of the city in a short time – as long as you know where […]
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A Quick Guide to Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy is one of Italy’s most popular tourist destinations. Although summer is peak season, there’s plenty to do and see in the city year-round. In fact, if you’re only in Florence for a few days, it can be a little overwhelming. I’ve put together a quick guide to Florence […]
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Best Activities for Adventurous Digital Nomads in Slovenia

Slovenia is one of the top places to go to in Europe. It offers the best adventures, wanders, some of the coolest sport events and it has all that digital nomads dream of. Forget Berlin or Barcelona, if you are an adventurous wanderer or a digital nomad, sLOVEnia should be […]
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Zurich on a student budget – you can do it!

It’s no secret that Switzerland is a stunning country. The landscapes are breath-taking and every place has its own charm. The largest city in Switzerland, Zurich, is known to be one of the most expensive cities in Europe. Apart from being incredibly well organized, it strives to keep a high-quality […]
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Things to do in San Diego – Food, Beaches, Hotel & Hiking

You are probably asking yourself, “Why should I travel to San Diego?” The answer to that question is simple: its beautiful, hip and most importantly, has year-round perfect weather. Many people joke about the weather, and their ability to visit the beach when it’s snowing in other places around the […]
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Lake Como and Greenway

Lake Como is one of the most beautiful places in Italy. I fell in love with this place, when I came across a photo with an amazing view of Bellagio. I realized at once, that it was the place, which associated for me with calm and beauty, where you can […]
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Why You Should Take a Trip to New York, At Least, Once

New York City; the city that never sleeps. This city is charismatic, chaotic and beautiful in its own separate way. You’ll either love it or hate it. But one thing is for sure, there is no city in this world that will make you feel yourself the way that New […]
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How to do Naples on a Budget: Sun, Pizza and Ancient History

First stepping into Naples is almost like stepping into another world. The bright, blue sky and sweltering humidity make it feel like paradise. The cars, scooters and people flying around brings a certain intensity to the place. But amongst all the chaos and contrasting serenity, it all seems to work […]
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Serbia: The naked male statue in the center of Belgrade

Pobednik (eng: the Victor) is one of the greatest monuments in Belgrade, capital of Serbia. At the heart of old part of Belgrade, you will be able to visit Kalemegdan – Fortress, and Park in the center of Belgrade. Many centuries ago, Serbia has become a Kingdom. Many emperors have […]
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Turin, the city of remarkable architecture

Fall in love with Turin Surrounded by the Alps, Turin, the first capital of modern Italy, is one of the most beautiful Italian cities. I spent 6 months in Turin while I was on Erasmus and when I saw Turin’s large squares and narrow streets I was impressed. Old but preserved baroque […]
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Southern Italy – Best Cities to Visit around Bari

Oh Bella, Bella Italia! You have my heart! Love at first sight? Yes, it exists! I left my heart in Italy after only 4 days enjoying the beauty of three unique cities located in Southern Italy. A short Southern Italy Travel Guide with ideas on the best cities to visit […]
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A full-day tour around Rome

Rome is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Italy’s capital is endlessly rich with history: every single road has something to admire, and every time you raise your eyes you find something to stay looking at. If you are only staying in Rome for a […]
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Top 5 places to Visit in Nakuru

Situated 158km from Nairobi, Nakuru is the capital of Nakuru County. Formerly, Nakuru Town was the capital of the Rift Valley Province. Accessing Nakuru from Nairobi by a car at an average speed of 122km/hr means that you will take approximately 1.5 hours. There is a flurry of activities that […]
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Three Days In Milan

A couple weeks ago my boyfriend and I visited one of the biggest fashion centres in Europe. I personally did not want to go to Milan for a long time, I thought it was too “mainstream”  and rather visited places like Venice (i know, this one is popular as well), Lido […]
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Discover Turin, the core of the Italian culture

Turin, the main city of the Piedmont region, is one of the best options you have to discover the traditions and the beauties of Italy. Indeed Turin is very characteristic and, although it isn’t too popular, has got nothing on Milan or Rome. The city offers a lot of attractions, […]
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Best Vegetarian Places to Eat in Cambodia

If you are like me, you love your greens. But not just your greens, you love your reds, whites, purples, oranges and your yellows. Basically, a rainbow on your plate! Traveling while living a meat free, dairy free, gluten free or even organic lifestyle isn’t always easy nor is it […]
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The Underrated Beauty of Poland

We all have our own bucket list of countries that we’d love to visit. Most of us are probably dreaming about traveling to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower, to Italy to visit Rome, to Bali to relax by the beach, or to South Africa for a safari experience. However, […]
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The South of Italy: A Must-See Place For All

Snorkeling In Italy I was putting on the flippers first then the goggles with the snorkel, taking one last big breath through my nose, tasting the salt in the air. I made sure there was no chance for leakage, pulling on the straps, and turned to get out of the […]
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Is it possible to see Venice in a weekend?

It was the opening weekend of ‘Carnival’ in Venice, Italy, so we decided to take a quick trip and see if it’s possible to see Venice in a weekend. If you want to stop reading here, it is! Go for it! But if you want more information, I’ll share with […]
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When in Rome: what to see in four days

Rome is, without a doubt, one of the most iconic capitals of Europe. The famous Colosseum, standing for thousands of years, the Vatican, once home to the most powerful men in Europe is known for attracting tourists all year round. I spent four fantastic days in this mesmerizing city and […]
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The Hidden Charm of Italy – What to Do and See in Bologna

Rome is eternal, Venice is impressive, and Florence artistic, but currently they are all too touristic. However, there is an often neglected Italian city that is neither so famous nor so visited, but frank, charming, delicious and so worth seeing – Bologna. In Italy, it is known as La Dotta, La […]
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The Italian Riviera Travel Guide: Genova

To visit Genova means to understand Italy… Coming to Genoa, at first, you do not know where to put yourself: there is a temptation to climb uphill, and wonder, watching life in the old houses stuck together. But first, it’s better to stay below: in fact, almost all “places of […]
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Visit Jaén: Andalusia’s Hidden Gem

When you think of Spain, do you think of sunny beaches, tapas and sangria? That’s what I thought too…until I moved to Jaén. Jaén is the most northern region in Spain’s most southern province, Andalusia. It is also one of the lesser known regions in the south. Unfortunately, there are […]
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The Ultimate Melbourne City Break

Perhaps you are thinking of visiting Melbourne, or perhaps you have a city break booked in Melbourne and you need some inspiration for your visit? Well, you have come to the right place. I’ve put together my favourite things to do in this beautiful city which will hopefully help you […]
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Three Days in Bologna, Italy

Recently my fiancè and I had an exchange student from Belgium come and visit us in Italy for three days. The exchange student had been staying with my family in Australia whilst I have been in Italy and just recently returned home. So, we decided to take advantage of an […]
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO ITALY

If you love history , Italy is the place for you .If you love fashion and shopping , Italy is also the place for you . Italy is a unique country .It has the perfect mix of modern civilizations and ancient cultures. Fun Fact : Rome has been founded in […]
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How To Make The Most Of Your Shopping Trip To Milan

Milan shopping tips Visiting Milano without shopping is like visiting Paris without going to the Eiffel Tower. Still a magical experience in itself, but with something missing.“Saldi” is a word that will most likely pop up during your trip to Milan if you visit between January -March or July – […]
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A Walking Tour of Copenhagen' Statues

Copenhagen is an amazingly vibrant city, with so much to offer for travellers. Between strolling down the rainbow street of Nyhavn, relaxing on the grass with locals in the Kings Garden, and eating freshly caught fish, you really can’t go wrong. One, perhaps underrated, feature of this gorgeous city, though, […]
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7 Reasons to Love San Francisco

Being born and raised somewhere can make you take a lot of things for granted. You might only look at the negatives or see things and think that they’ll always be there. I’m from San Francisco, California – born and raised. However, I’ve been living in Barcelona for the last […]
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A walk on Rome’s Aventine Hill

I’ve been living in Rome for six and a half years now but I still enjoy walking around like a tourist, camera hanging from my neck, eyes wondering at new buildings, views, narrow streets or simply already known spots that I get to see from a new perspective. There’s nothing […]
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Bacari, the real Venice experience

Venice is the capital of Veneto, a region in north-east Italy, and it is also my hometown. I'm writing this article because I really feel there's something people are really missing when visiting Venice. The romantic atmosphere, gondolas, expensive and fancy cafes and restaurants are all well-known images linked to […]
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Mumbai : A Food Heaven

Mumbai, known as the city of dreams, is also known for its vibrant food culture. Over the years, it has become a playground of flavors for all the food enthusiasts out there. From authentic Indian cuisine to world-class delicacies, affordable street food to high-end eateries, vegan-friendly to gluten-free, the list […]
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Why you should go to Albania (and why you’ll love it)

I have recently had the opportunity to cycle around Europe, from Italy to Greece – and on my way, I unexpectedly met what is certainly a forgotten gem like no other at the border of Europe: Albania. Before entering the country, we had been warned against the dangers we’d supposedly […]
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Trapani: surrounded by the sea and immersed in culture

While it might not be worldwide known, Trapani is a small city by the sea on the west coast of Sicily. Born and bred here, I was looking at my home town with lazy eyes, noting nothing special about it; but now that I moved to study abroad my perspective […]
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Four days in Italy (Part I )

I was thinking about this trip for months ago, so when I decided to buy me a fly ticked, I did it in January. At the time, I found a cheap flight, only for 50€ (59.41 US dollar). I arrived at the airport at 4 p.m in Italy, Rome (Fiumicino). […]
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Puszczykowo – the green heart of Wielkopolska

Out of the big city The big cities of Poland are one thing, but when it comes to relaxing the best places are usually hidden somewhere near them or just away. When it comes to talking about Wielkopolska everyone thinks about Poznan – a great city for tourist, however, this time […]
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Why Milan? 5 good reasons to visit Italy's most fashionable city

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Milan If you're planning a trip to Italy, there is no way you can't include Milan in your list. Despite being famous mainly for fashion and business (which are nothing but good reasons to be remembered, but still…), Milan is filled with art, history […]
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Five Fun Things To Do In The Swan Valley

Explore This Beautiful Region of Western Australia The Swan Valley is a region of Perth that is rich in heritage, history, and Indigenous and European roots. This lush and fertile part of Western Australia is nestled in the upper regions of the Swan River. There are over 14 different suburbs […]
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Rome, Italy: Places to visit

This is a quick walk through the beautiful Rome – the capital city of Italy. As soon as you arive at the Ciampino Airport, the journey begins. First of all, you have to take a taxi or a bus (there are plenty of them right in front of the airport – […]
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Eurotrip- A Graduation Trip Guide

For a Stress-Free trip Even though some are beginning to do trips around Asia or America, Eurotrips are the most traditional to do as a graduation trip They consist of going around Europe for about a month, for 3 or 4 days in each location, and getting to know what […]
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Lviv, Ukraine

If you’re planning a trip to Eastern Europe, be sure to visit Lviv. Haven’t heard of Lviv before? Boy, you’re in for a ride! They call Lviv the Western Capital, the Cultural Center and the Heart of Ukraine. All year round, the city welcomes thousands of tourists from Poland, Germany, […]
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Cinque Terre: a hidden paradise

Cinque Terre Cinque Terre is definitely one of the most beautiful places I have ever been! And the best part: not many people know about it, so it is a great place to go and rest. Trust me, if you are traveling through Italy, this is a place you have […]
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Gibraltar: The Rock With Many Mysteries

Located in the farthest southern point of Spain, Gibraltar lays just above the equator and only a 45 minutes ferry from Morocco. Gibraltar is a small British colony with a population of approximately 30,000 people and a massive lime stone rock. That is why it is known as “The Rock” […]
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Low-cost budget in Milan

On 12th February 2017, I and my boyfriend, Gabi, started our journey to Italy, precisely, to Milan. We planned this trip a long time ago, and it finally happened. We didn’t stay too long there, but it was enough to visit a few attractions and have a taste of Italy. […]
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Non-mainstream Australia: the amazing contrasts of Canberra

In European minds, Australia is depicted as a wild land, where everyone's daily routine involves surfing and kangaroos spotting. Well, there is much more than beautiful clichés. Thanks to my Exchange Program at Uni I had the opportunity to visit and live in a hidden gem of Australia, which is […]
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This is San Francisco

Golden Gate bridge from the upper viewpoint If you are going to San Francisco be sure to wear some flowers in your hair, or a coat if you're planning on going in winter, truth is, San Francisco has something to offer for everyone, children, teens or […]
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An Unforgettable Detour to Genoa

Welcome to the Ligurian Capital! A leisurely walk along the old town with locals and tourists alike, a stroll down the seaport with busy men and women—it’s a beautiful and cold afternoon in the Italian city of Genoa. “Where is Genoa? Why are you there?”, my mom on the phone […]
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My Top 5 Autumn Alpine Activities

I’ve been lucky enough to live in the beautiful French village of Montgenevre for most of the last two years, however this October has been the first time watching the leaves change and getting to experience the most beautiful time of year in the mountains. For me, autumn is all […]
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Thailand: Discover Bangkok

Thailand is one of the most popular destinations in Southeast Asia. Blue water, tropical vibes, and jungle adventures are probably what you have in mind. And you should not miss them! I’ve visited these places and it was amazing. But today I want to share my experience about Bangkok – […]
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Get to know with Slovenia

Big heart of the small country called Slovenia          If you are interested to visit Slovenia and want to know more about this country, then this is definitely for you! I want to share with you my experience of spending 3 beautiful months of my life in Slovenia and […]
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Malta: The Mediterranean's Best Kept Secret

About Malta Located just forty miles south of Sicily, Italy, the Mediterranean island of Malta has remained relatively unknown and unexplored by the rest of the world which makes it sort of like its own little paradise. I moved to Malta a little under a year and a half ago […]
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What to expect in the city of love: Verona

  Venice, Italy: Highlights in the City Of Love You feeling romantic? Venice is one of the most amazing cities to visit as a couple, not only in Italy but in the whole world! If it Romance you seek with your loved one, look no further! If you are still […]
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Solo in Florence: Exploring the beauty of Italy

After more than thirty hours of being in transit, with next to no sleep, I got off my bus, exhausted but exhilarated to be in Florence, Italy. A few hours later, my sister and I were gazing up at the massive green and white marble dome of the Duomo, sipping […]
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Rome : A 3-day trip to remember.

  This trip to Rome was a dream came true. My friends and I have been planning this for over two months and since we were 7 people in total, it was hard to find a date suitable for everyone. So, when we finally set the date, it really felt […]
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Florence: trip for two

As an Arts student, I've heard about Florence several times. I studied the city's great artistic life and influence, learned about renowned artists who lived there and remarkable works of art commissioned for this city. Visiting Florence was kind of a dream for me. So, when I finally got the […]
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Corfu – The green Greek Island

Corfu is the Greek Island on the north west side of the mainland. As they say, it is the greenest island of Greece! I admit that there are a lot of beautiful views all over the island! The Island is good to visit if your aim is to relax In […]
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ISOLA D’ELBA: A LITTLE PARADISE IN THE SEA OF TUSCANY, ITALY

A GEM OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA Only 10 kilometers from the west coast of Italy there is one of my favorite place in Tuscany: Isola d’Elba. An Island in the mediterranean sea with gorgeous beaches and folkloristic villages with night markets, live music and good restaurants. I will show you beach by beach how […]
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A week in New York City

New York City, U.S.A, is a city like no other. All of the movies in the world cannot prepare you for what it will be like, and yet one visit prepares you for all of the movies you'll ever see. A week in New York City ensures that the traveller […]
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Eating in Pai, Thailand

One of the main reasons I love to travel so much is the food!  Every country, every culture, expresses itself in the myriad of ingredients, spices and herbs they use in their cuisine.  Food is a trademark of every region around the globe; it distinctly defines a group of people and […]
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Four days to enjoy Milan and its surroundings

Summer seems like a long lost dream, and yet just a few months ago the weather was nice enough to hang out and have spring walks. If you were feeling a little bit down because of the cold weather spreading all over Europe, just let me make you travel a […]
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Smoke-Free Yerevan: Finding Fresh Air in Armenia's Capital

In Armenia, where smoking is somewhat of a cultural pastime, finding a Smoke-free spot to hang out is difficult. Cigarettes and hookah are the main indulgences, and it's not uncommon to pass by groups of smokers, young and old, seated at an outdoor cafe or hanging out on the street […]
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Gozo, the island paradise for relaxation

  Welcome to the Paradise Island of Gozo The island of Gozo is often viewed as Malta’s ‘little sister’ as it is smaller and quieter than Malta. If you still have no clue about what I am talking about, do not fret. Before I came here, I had no idea […]
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Piran – southern sun in Slovenia

Piran's coastline I remain in awe of the tiny 'chicken' shaped country of Slovenia snuggly located in southern central Europe. The wonderment stems from such a small country squeezing in so much variation in culture, climate, language and landscapes. Having recently moved to the capital city […]
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Surprise.. Sofia!

I  didn’t decided to travel to Sofia. It’s just happened, and that’s the kind of travel that has always brought me happiness. I found a cheap plane offer. I never had in my plans Bulgaria, but I have in my plans everything that I didn’t do yet. Plus, I’m an […]
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Florence: The magical city

It was September 2012 when I first visited the magical city of Florence, Italy and instantly fell in love with it. Everything about this city just swept me off my feet! The buildings, the streets, and the people blend together in the most welcoming feeling that I've felt in years. […]
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Benevento: An Italian gem of culture and sorcery

Very few people outside of Italy are familiar with this ancient little city that lies about 50km northeast of the dazzling Naples. Resting on a hillside in the scenic region of Campania, Benevento is a fascinating blend of diverse cultures, heritages, and mythologies. Once a fortressed Samnite town, it flourished […]
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Cinque Terre – italian heaven uphill

Destination hunt in Italy Being in Italy gives you that drive to explore more and more. To satisfy the curiosity for living that care-free lifestyle, where time is fiction, reality is yours and living is what truly matters.That peculiarity is what brought me here. I chose Milan as a city of […]
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Venice: A tiny glimpse of Murano and Burano Islands

I, as many other people thought that the only attraction in the Venetian lagoon was Venice the majestic city with its maze of canals and doing things like taking a trip in the iconic gondolas, visiting the breathtaking Saint Marks Basilica, standing or eating in piazza San Marco. But in fact, […]
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Of swiss cheese, trains and people

Of swiss cheese, trains and people The first thing you should do before starting this article should be finding a playlist of Moby on youtube and clicking on it. Done? That was the playlist on my ipod while I watched Switzerland go by through a train window. It suited the […]
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Venice – The Floating Beauty

  The only thing I knew about Venice before this trip, was that it was the scene of a literature book I read in high school called “The Merchant of Venice.” That, and it is filled with canals where I can take rides on the famous gondola boats, and of […]
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Malta: the island that stole my heart

Moving to Malta I am ashamed to admit that when I was first told that I would be spending a year studying at the University of Malta, I didn’t have a clue what that meant. I didn’t know where Malta was, how big it was, what language they spoke… not […]
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Time Out in Lisbon

As a Flight Attendant, I always visit vibrant cities with at least 1 million people around me. Although I do like to be surrounded by tourists and locals with each their own story to live, I also like to take time off now and then. Checking out of people, traffic, […]
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Experience of nature on the traces of the historical Austria

If you live in close touch with nature and you have a fable for historical castellated buildings in which former monarchs could have lived, with high rooms and lovely balconies as well as saunas and health spas? – Yes, you are totally right in Bad Gastein, Austria. This remarkable place […]
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Rudnik – Mountain hidden in the mist

Cities can become so overwhelming some time… I live in Belgrade, which is a very crowded and noisy capital. At the end of the week I feel nothing but the urge to escape. I want to find myself again and I do it by reconnecting with nature. Have you ever […]
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Pavia: A tiny italian city with cheap wine.

I can still recall the smell of wine and the old rain falling from the most beautiful sky i had ever seen. It was the smell of a tiny italian city called Pavia. Starting summer this year of 2016, i had the chance to travel as an english teacher volunteering […]
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Must see in Zakynthos

  And Zeus created Greece Even with all the political distress and bad publicity that Greece has , I still believe it is one of the most beautiful places in the world . If gods existed, I would understand why they have chosen Greece as their home. The legend has it […]
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Venice – Bride of the Sea

Venice or Venezia in Italian has had many names in the past Queen of the Adriatic Sea, City of Light, City of Bridges, City of Water, Dominante meaning Dominant or  Serenissima meaning The Most Serene. Whatever you called it, one thing is for sure, Venice is a city which will […]
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13 things you should know before going to Italy

13 things you should know before going to Italy. One day when I was flying on the plane and saw a small part of the land in Italy, and began to cry. The flight attendants ran up to me offering medical help, while I was sitting and crying. It was […]
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Girona: Heart of Catalonia

Heart of Girona Part I This summer i had an amazing experinces on visting some parts of Europe. And the main place in this journey was Girona. This beautiful old city with his magnetism attracts me so much,so i decided to visited it live. From Barca to Girona I arrived […]
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The Magic of Florence

Dear Traveller, This September I visited Florence. Not my first time in Italy, but that was my first time in Tuscany. I personally admire Michelangelo very much. I like the art of Leonardo DaVinchi as well, but somehow Michelangelo is more close to my heart. So I decided to add […]
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Trekking the Cliffs of Cinque Terre (Italy)

  Cinque Terre means ‘Five Lands’ and is a National Park, covering five small and charming villages on Italian North coastline (often referred to as Italian Riviera), Liguria region. One can find a bunch of other picturesque villages and small towns close to the region (Portofino, La Spezia, Levanto, etc.) […]
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24 Hours in Milan… (…and a little bit of Varese too)

I’d been away from sunny Malta for four months on Erasmus in the UK, suffering from a terrible case of post Erasmus blues. One of my roommates lived in Varese, Italy just a forty-five-minute train ride away from the centre of Milan, and had headed back home too – both of […]
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Don't be a tourist in Venice, be absorbed by its magic!

Aww Venice Venice.. what a beautiful, romantic and unique city you are! Even though I was born in Italy and visited so many places all around the world; I still believe Venice has something so special that is uncomparable. From the first moment you walk in this city, you are […]
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Italy: 90 Days on the Island of Elba

Italy: 90 Days on the Island of Elba A few months ago, I was getting off a plane with my skin tanned brown and dust caked under my nails and into my clothes. I was ending a beautiful two weeks in sandy, sunbathed Arequipa, Peru and was greeted with the […]
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Surprises that greet a Pakistani in Dubai

As a postgraduate student (UAF, Faisalabad, Pakistan) during the short interval between the end of my course work and beginning of my research, I have started to think to enhance my vision and to explore my knowledge. Luckily, the ACSE annual meeting 13-14 Aug 2015, Dubai provides me a mix […]
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Florence: Cultural Heart of Italy

Florence: Centre of Art and Culture (with great food and drink) Sunset view from Ponte Vecchio. The first thing to know about Florence is that the wonderful chocolate treats that take their name from the town are really only a winter thing. We were there in […]
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ITALY: The Getaway in Rome

ITALY: Places you must visit when in Rome. The Colosseum The Roman Forum The Pantheon The Trevi Fountain The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore   Italy has always been my dream place, specially Rome. I constantly find myself wondering about ancient Roman times and about all the things that took place in […]
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The Amalfi Coast, Italy: Paradise Found

The Amalfi Coast: Paradise Found I’ve traveled to many places in my life. Traveling is a passion of mine, and I’ve been nearly all over the world. However, one of the places that has stuck out to me the most throughout my travels is the Amalfi Coast, Italy. The picturesque […]
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24 hours in Berlin

Berlin, short and sweet. What happens when you live in Germany but work Monday-Friday? Weekend trips. After only living in Germany for two months now I've been able to see a fair amount of the beautiful country, within reason. Last weekend two co-wokers and I decided to take a long […]
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Manhattan on a shoestring.

A little bit about New York. New York city, one of the most remarkable capitals of the World, can be a very expensive place. Obviously, the heart of the city, Manhattan, is not an exemption. But do not give up; we can enjoy this magnificent borough on a budget. If […]
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Hiking the Big Stone: Gran Sasso, Italy.

Chapter 1: Dawn. Meet the Big Stone. 4.00 A.M. alarm clock. As we went to sleep, so we woke up: a million stars over our head, the Milky Way shining clear across the sky and the mountain humbling us from the hight of her majesty, which needs no words and […]
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Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul: 4 days of a road trip in Brazil

Bonito’s photos are amazing! I know it looks like paradise.  You will see only a few photos of my own, and they are not pointing at the water. My trip wasn’t what I expected. I will tell you something about my experience of travel to Bonito and Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil, […]
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Graz, in the heart of Europe.

From where could I start? Graz is the capital of the federal state of Styria and it is the second largest city in Austria after Vienna. It is located on the Mur River in the southeast of Austria. Graz is an alpine town with very pleasant summers. Temperatures range between […]
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Slovenia – Lake Bled

SLOVENIA – BLED LAKE Bled lake and island from Mala Ojstrica             Slovenia is a small country between Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. It is quite often mistaken for Slovakia 😉 Even when our best athletes win, mistakes are made. SLOVENIA […]
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Rimini – destination for perfect vacation

Rimini – destination for perfect vacation I love visiting seasides, and I love Italy, so it's not surprising that Rimini has left a great impression on me. Piazza Tre Martiri 15 kilometre sandy beaches are it's trademark, and one of the reasons that makes Rimini very […]
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Shekhawati: World's largest Open-air Art Gallery

Shekhawati is one of the most beautiful regions of the arid state of Rajasthan, predominantly resided by the Shekhawat clan, an offshoot of the Kachwaha dynasty of Jaipur. The region comprises of many districts like sikar, jhunjhunu, laxmangarh etc. Since the day I have visited a few pats of this […]
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Istanbul: New Land of 3rd Wave Coffee

Hi! I must say that this article won't be about how beautiful Istanbul is, what a marvellous city or etc. It'll be about great coffee shops in Istanbul. If you are in Istanbul or will visit and plus you are a coffee lover, then you should continue to read this. […]
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Brijuni Island – The Secret Paradise of Croatia

Lonely beaches, coral reefs, free living animals and untouched nature. Zebra and foal becoming friends That’s what a lot of prospect promote. And when you get there the place is fuelled up with tourists. You discover the “lonely beach” to be covered with towels half naked […]
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Innsbruck, Monaco, San Candido – An adventure Christmas weekend

Christmas markets through San Candido, Innsbruck and Monaco Planning the great escape View from Monte Elmo If someone does not know, northern Italy, Austria and Germany are famous, during Christmas period, for their theme markets, where you can find a lot of different typical food and particular […]
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Torino, love at first sight.

Love at first sight I fell in love with Torino 6 years ago, while I was on Erasmus in a small town called Pavia (near Milano). It was love at first sight. In May 2016 I went back to rediscover this beautiful city and to visit some friends. While walking […]
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Discover Bellagio, where the two branches of Como Lake starts

Bellagio is a very small city near Como which is situated on a promontory where the two branches of Como Lake starts. The city is very nice and the lake view is fantastic! Bellagio How can I reach the city of Bellagio?   There are various […]
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Cinque Terre: the italian wonderland between water and hills

Located in Liguria (an italian region just above Tuscany and close to France), the Cinque Terre (=”five lands”) consists of five small towns (Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore) situated on small hills and just in front of the sea. So for those of you that have that ever present […]
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How to become a “local” in Valencia?

La Comunidad Valenciana in Spain is a region south of Catalunya, south of Barcelona. Although we might know some stereotypes about Spanish people, Valencians will prove most of them wrong…well, not all, but it’s still a nice surprise. Provided that you are not going in the hottest time of the […]
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Slovenia: where the mountains meet the sea (I)

Slovenia: where the mountains meet the sea (I) I’ve stayed in Slovenia for three months while doing my internship in an IT company. Although I lived in a small and cosy Slovenian city – Celje, I had visited other cities too. Slovenia is the country where Balkans meet Western Europe […]
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Dating Abroad: Meeting the “One” while Traveling

  Everyone secretly hopes that the love of their life will be waiting for them when their plane lands. Or better yet, that their special someone will be traveling with them to an exciting new city sipping complimentary white wine and picking out favorites from travel guides in flight.   […]
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Planning a good visit to The Vatican

Visiting The Vatican may be part of many bucket lists. Besides your religious beliefs this is a must see when in Rome. Home of some of the most impressive pieces of art and ancient secrets. One of the most luxurious churches of the world and home of Catholicism. Here are some […]
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When in Rome, eat as much gelato as possible!

Rome, and the blistering summer heat One thing you need to know before you plan your trip to Rome (which I didn’t know, and wish someone would’ve told me) is that during the European summer months, June to August, it is extremely hot in Rome. It gets ridiculously hot and […]
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5 things I learned from traveling around Argentina

When we first arrived in Argentina, my boyfriend and I had a plan to stay for only 2 months. The initial idea was to backpack from Cordoba (center of the country) to the North, and then head South to Patagonia. But we had such an immersive experience, that those 2 […]
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Pondicherry : The Global City

  Pondicherry is your cure for Goa's hangover. Fondly referred to as Pondy, Puducherry/Pondicherry is one of the seven Union Territories of India. The quaint town boasts of pristine beaches, iconic mustard colored French bungalows, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, international city -Auroville and numerous gastronomical delights. You will definitely master the […]
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A walk through Little Italy in San Diego

Little Italy Landmark sign Little Italy banners: Italian history and culture What to expect from Little Italy San Diego's is one of the biggest Little Italy in the USA, spreading over fifty blocks in the northwest end of Downtown. Originally born as […]
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Every road leads to Rome

Or so I've heard… But before actually telling you why should you go and visit Rome at least once in your life its better to have a little context. I am born and raised in Romania, a Central-East European country with latin roots and the last brink before the eastern […]
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Tramonti di Campiglia – Off the beaten tracks of Cinque Terre

Italy – Tramonti di Campiglia – Off the beaten tracks of Cinque Terre   After seeing the five villages enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage of Italy Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore, Portovenere, you will want to check the next two: Tramonti di Campiglia and Portovenere. They deserve, […]
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Okinawa Cruising via Costa Victoria

Each and everyone of us wants to travel once in awhile to have some break from our corporate lives even in just a short period of time. And who wouldn’t want it if you’ll have it for free? I’ve been working in the travel industry for almost three years already […]
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Melbourne's Migrant Stories: The Suburbs and Streets to See

CBD – via AP Business Centre Throughout the 20th century, Melbourne was the destination of many migrants around the world, fleeing war, poverty or otherwise keen to settle in a growing part of the world. Different communities chose to settle in different parts of Melbourne, meaning […]
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ITALY'S FAMOUS FIVE- CINQUE TERRE (Part 1)

Cinque Terre, pronounced 'Chink-qwe Ter-rray' is a string of five fishing villages in the Liguria region on the rugged Italian coastline. Monterosso Al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore- named after these 5 stunning towns, Cinque Terre is nothing short of postcard perfection. Pastel hued houses, lush green hills, pristine […]
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The secrets of Santa Marinella

The secrets of Santa Marinella When travelling, especially to new destinations, I like to explore the main attractions and monuments to learn the culture and get a feel for the people and way of life. I also love to get off the well-worn path and discover the secret destinations both […]
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Milan in 48 hours [part 1]

What if you are in Milan, the northen biggest city of Italy but not interest in fashion nor football? Don't worry, there is plenty of architecture and art to see. Then, if you are not tired, you can go shopping also. Let's take a tour from the centre and around, I'll […]
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Gorizia: an unknown Italian pearl on the border with Slovenia

If you're not Italian or Slovenian – or really into First World War history – you probably have never heard of Gorizia. To be honest, even though I come from Veneto, the only other Italian region bordering with Friuli Venezia-Giulia (Gorizia's region), I have heard of many Italian people who […]
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How to enjoy Cinque Terre

The view Cinque Terre is a National Park, only 130 km from Genova, Italy; and it is amazing. Recently, my friend and I, had the great idea to spend 3 days in these awesome little towns. These are not the typical historical Italian towns, but the […]
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Lebanon: Why Everyone Should Visit

“I got into the Beirut Arabic Language program! I’m going to go to Beirut for the summer!” I messaged my mom as soon as I got my acceptance letter to the American University in Beirut. She wasn’t thrilled. When I first told her I was applying for immersion Arabic language […]
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Town of skulls- Zumpango Del Rio

WHY VISIT ZUMPANGO DEL RIO- THE TOWN OF SKULLS Normally we all like big and flashy cities, but we tend to miss out on the beauty of small towns, where you can simply walk among historic sites and modern places. If you are like me, who treasures history and places […]
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Discovering the spirit of Tyrol

For most people Tyrol is synonymous with mountains, snow and tall trees. It is a top destination for skiing holidays in winter or hiking during summer. But many don’t look beyond. Tyrol isn’t just beautiful mountains and forests. Actually, the cities of Tyrol are just as worth exploring. You can […]
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Bologna, Italy: That medieval air

Ciao! The leit-motif of my photos it has to be always an Italian espresso, creamy and hot. You feel me? When you feel the ground of Cicero, Michelangelo, Borgia (and of so many titans), underneath your feet, you have got to give yourself some time of dolce far niente. One […]
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Verona – City of a love story

My first post is about a city, which is typically European, but a very unique place, what everyone needs to see once – or more, if that’s possible – in a lifetime.

Aidone: a tiny jewel hidden in Sicily

There is almost nobody in Europe, and also in the entire world (I dare to say), who doesn't know Italy and it's bigger island, Sicily. But, not everybody is aware of the amazing landscapes and beautiful small towns of the center of Sicily, just waiting for being discovered and admired. […]
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Venice: A solo trip

As everyone knows, Venice is a truly unique city enchanting its visitors with water streets, great history and culture. It's also very romantic – tempting nocturnal strolls, providing amazing views at every corner and some quiet little streets to roam about. So, being there on my own, I was expecting […]
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Venice: A solo trip

As everyone knows, Venice is a truly unique city enchanting its visitors with water streets, great history and culture. It's also very romantic – tempting nocturnal strolls, providing amazing views at every corner and some quiet little streets to roam about. So, being there on my own, I was expecting […]
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Tips for Traveling on a Tight Budget

There is a quote that I heard when I was younger by one of the most controversial and, I would argue, interesting American novelists of all time, Ayn Rand: “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” I realized recently that for me, happiness is to travel. Happiness […]
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Quebec: 6 must see places

I know Quebec is not the most popular province in Canada. When people usually plan a trip to Canada, they want to see the Rockies, Banff or Toronto. But Quebec has everything travelers love: mountains, sea, beautiful cities and different types of landscapes. From Montreal to Forillon and from Forillon […]
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South of Italy: The magic beauty of Sicily

  “To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all, Sicily is the clue to everything.” That is my favorite quote by Goethe and I can say I totally agree with it! So here we are, going to see the beauty of the […]
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Romancing in fair Verona

                                                               Verona, city of love Rome might be the eternal city, but in fair Verona I lay my scene.  Even […]
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Rome: Off The Beaten Path

Rome is one hell of a city but I’m going to be straight forward with you: if your best plan is to see Colosseum, Pantheon and Fontana di Trevi, you better stay home, order some pizza, watch The Great Beauty and go sleep early. If you DO go to Rome, listen […]
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Târgoviște: where Dracula was born

I was born here. A small town in an East-European country, called Romania( the fourth latin state along with Italy, France and Spain, having a Roman descent). Short history lesson: in 105-106 a.C, the original romanian people, the Daco- Getae, was conquered by Romans and they started being influenced. Across […]
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Amsterdam Springtime Adventures

Amsterdam Springtime Adventures For many Europeans it has become a recurring thing going on extended weekend getaways to the major cities of Europe. Price war on plane tickets and increased short haul trips from e.g. low cost airlines like Wizz Air or Norwegian makes it easy to get away a […]
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A day in Ancona, Italy

[gallery ids="22001,22000,21999,21998,21997"] Ancona is a small town located on the coast of Italy in the Marche region. We arrived there mid afternoon by ship and although the harbor doesn’t immediately strike the most picturesque chord, once inside the town its European beauty is uncovered. Cattidrale di San Ciriaco   The […]
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Colombia

As a traveler, one of the most rewarding things you can do is travel somewhere that is unknown to you. We can all agree that Paris is romantic and Italy has good food, whether we have been there or not, but after a while the excitement of fulfilling expectations does […]
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New York: Eating Your Way Around The Big Apple

I love food. I like New York. I have a lot to say on both subject matters however in this piece I thought I’d give you a taste (Pun Intended) of the not to miss foods of New York City! Firstly, forget your diet or any gluten free, dairy free, […]
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Interrailing around Italy

When I was in my last year of high school a question that got asked 24/7 was “where are you gong on your 6th year holiday” and most of the people in my class would reply with “Zante, Ibiza or Magaluf”. These places are what I would call “Hell”. Don't […]
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Venice Carnival, a travel through time

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I went to Venice for the first time in 2009.  It was in May.  The weather was beautiful and the city looked too much like a postcard for my taste.  It was also full of tourists. I decided to go back […]
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Mexico : Guanajuato City

La Casa de Sueños It's the end of April, and soon the dried out river in front of my house will swell, the sound of streaming water drowning out the incessant dog barks. Each secluded to their individual rooftops throughout the city, their ferocious calls are an infinite domino effect. I still prefer this to the noise of […]
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen – A Hidden Gem

Before I began writing this article, I had an extensive debate with myself whether or not I should tell the world about this hidden gem. Ever since first traveling to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2012, the city has held a special place in my heart. Although Garmisch-Partenkirchen has its fair share of […]
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Walt Disney World : Best Tips to Make the Most of Your Trip

Best Tips to Make the Most of Your Trip If you are trying to figure out where your next family vacation should be, Orlando is the place for you! The city of Orlando, Florida is ranked in the top 10 tourist cities of the United States. Why, you may ask? Orlando is […]
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Living in the Dolomites

Could these be the most majestic mountains in the world? I have never in my years travelling the world truly had my breathe taken away from me after stopping just for a second to take in the views of the Dolomites, Italy. I've been a snow boarder for about 6 […]
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Florence: The Urban Renaissance

Why Visit Florence? The capital of Tuscany is often overlooked by the big names of Italy. However those who do make their way to Florence never have regret. This city is the center of History, Art, and Leather in Italy. Home to some of the largest attractions in Italy like […]
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“O sole mio !” Discovering Naples Bay

The first words that come to one's mind when we refer to Naples are usually linked to the dark side of the city's past (and sometimes present) like mafia, camorra, garbage mountains, immigrants, a poor city in the south of Italy. This image is surely unworthy for a city with […]
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North Sicily: Definitely not Italy!

The Start of the Journey We spent 9 days in Sicily, for 5 days we were in North-Sicily and for another 4 days we were in Southeast-Sicily. Being March, we wanted to travel a warmer place, which could be reached relatively easily by plane. We landed in Catania, where we […]
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Costa Rica: Hidden Gem Santa Teresa

Costa Rica Vamos! Stepping out of the airport I had that feeling of excitement and wonder that I get when beginning a new adventure that little planning goes into. Its just me and the flow of the Universe creating unforgettable experiences. I arrived in San Jose, Costa Rica on January […]
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VOLUNTEER AND TRAVEL THE WORLD FOR FREE

Are you tight on cash but want to travel around the globe? Well it is possible. No experience necessary. All you need to have is an open mind, the willingness to try something new and a positive attitude. Whether you you want to take a short holiday or a big […]
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Chefchaouen, the blue heart of Morocco

Blue walls, blue streets, blue doors, blue windows, blue dresses and even blue taxis! Different shades of blue animate the small and curvy streets uphill and downhill, cats around the streets looking for food and peace far from the tourists, colourful flowers inside the blue vases in the streets, colourful carpets […]
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The perfect day in Belém

Where to go and what to eat Belém is a parish just outside Lisbon that makes a great and accessible day trip. From Lisbon, it’s a quick and scenic 25-minute ride along the Tagus river to Belém station on the Linha de Cascais train. Belem is certainly not a well […]
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Portofino: A bay rich in history

Portofino: A bay rich in history Now and then: Portofino is a beautiful fishing town on the Ligurian coast. It is a small village with a rich history dating back to before the Roman times, some even say before. Portofino made its fame in the 50's when film directors used […]
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A Paradise Called Itacaré

Of a indigenous origin and surrounded by natural beauty variety, the brazilian city enchants its people and foreigners who leave everything to live in paradise. By Laís Queiroz Imagine this scenario: a coastline formed by the succession of white sand beaches, surrounded by coconut trees, surrounded by the Atlantic Forest […]
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Kep: Cambodia's sleepy beach

Think “Cambodian coastline” and most people mention popular seaside town Sihanoukville, but travel seventy-five miles east and you will arrive at the sleepy town of Kep – a serene spot to relax by the sea. Sunset over Kep beach

How to See all of Rome in 36 Hours

How to See Rome in 36 Hours: Step by Step Oh, Rome (or “Roma” as the Italians say). What can I say about you. First, let me start off with the fact that I took a bus (Megabus) from Torino to Rome. Quick jaunt? Not quite. 11 hours there, 12 […]
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Gozo – The Origins

Gozo? For the justifiably ignorant readers, Gozo is a TINY rock (island) in the middle of the Mediterranean sea. It is also the place from where my own not-so-tiny buttox emerged.  Just for you to get a general idea of ths size, the island (all of its 67 square km of it) […]
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“Kasol : an ambiguous destination magnified”

Kasol, ideally a very small place hibernating in the hills of himalayas but practically a plethora of allurement. With a population around 800 people, as acknowledged by the locals of the village. Kasol is a village in the Parvati Valley of district, Kullu. Kasol is 50 kms away from Kullu.  […]
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TUSCANY – THE GARDEN OF ITALY

I live in Croatia, so I cannot say that I expected me to fall so much for Italy as I did. It was always the neighbourhood country, quite similar to Croatia, and everyone has been to Trieste. So everyone has been to Italy. Rome has always been a must see […]
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Guadalajara, Mexico: Unfiltered

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Celebrating this infamous Mexican holiday catrina style Catedral Basílica de la Asunción de María Santísima (AKA: Guadalajara's main cathedral) Bonding with the local street vendors in the centro […]
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Lake Como: Milan's Hidden Secret

Oh, the glorious city of Milano! Best known for it’s unforgettable pizza, pasta, and for being the capital of fashion, Milan is one of the many cities of Italy that has got everyone’s attention; from movie stars and fashion designers to university students. But especially for you university students out […]
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