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Unique beaches you find in Puglia

Salento Peninsula occupies the lower half of Apulia or Puglia region, forming the high heel on Italy’s map. Knowing the coastline is over 400km long, I was expecting to find beautiful beaches but the diversity of the sea side landscape went beyond my imagination!

Check here all the other places we visited in our car trip in Puglia.

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Niagara Falls from the Canadian side

Among all the places I had planned for visiting in Canada, I was the most excited for Niagara Falls. Who could remain unimpressed in front of this amazing landscape, one of the most famous waterfalls in the world?

Our trip in Canada started in Toronto and in the 3rd day, we took the GO Bus from Union Square, for a round-day trip to Niagara.   Continue reading “Niagara Falls from the Canadian side”

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How to organize your trip to Puglia

You probably know already that Italy’s map has the funny shape of a boot, right? Well then, it means you can easily locate Puglia (also known as Apuglia), because it stretches on the heel and the high-heel of this boot. Being one of the less touristy regions of Italy, it is not that crowded and has many more affordable options for tickets, accommodation and food. So you’d better rush and visit it before all the others learn about it and it becomes the New Tuscany of Italy:)  Continue reading “How to organize your trip to Puglia”

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin, a character from Brothers Grimm tales

We all know The Brothers Grimm since our childhood years. In early 19th century, they transformed folklore stories into a collection of over 200 children tales. “Hänsel and Grethel” was their most famous one that I know about, but have any of you heard about the Pied Piper of Hamelin? Continue reading “The Pied Piper of Hamelin, a character from Brothers Grimm tales”

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New York, New York – the places you never forget

There are some cities that become engraved in one’s memory and New York is certainly one of them.

I still remember so well this trip, almost 4 years ago. First time on a long-flight trip, first time to another continent, and finally, first time getting to the Big Apple! So much excitement before visiting it, so much planning.  You want to see everything, to experience everything in the limited time you have!

And then you’re finally there.

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Visit Bergamo – architecture and nature wonderland

The foggy and cold and too early morning of a late November, revealed to us right after landing at Orio Al Serio Airport, a beautiful and charming city from the north of Italy. Fading like a ghost in the milky horizon, with the Alps raising from behind, Bergamo conquered me right from the start. I knew I was gonna love it!

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Why Plovdiv should be your next travel destination

I had this image about Bulgaria, that only small towns and ethnic villages – Veliko Tarnovo, Balcic, Sozopol, Nesebar, Arbanasi – or the natural sites scattered all over the country are worth visiting.

I was never keen on visiting any big city because I had traveled for work in Sofia twice, and I did not like it too much. What would a big city bring other than ugly communist buildings?

But Plovdiv, the second largest Bulgarian city, is a whole different world.

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Marienburg – A castle for a birthday

Marienburg, this beautiful Gothic Castle, located 30km away from Hanover, was erected in the 19th century by King George V of Hanover as a present to his wife Marie, hence the name Marienburg or “The castle of Mary”.  It clearly had no military or defense purpose, and was used as the Summer residence of the ruling family.

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