Mediterranean, Western Europe

The smaller jewels of Portugal: Coimbra, Evora, Aveiro and Braga

Portugal is well known for its amazing beaches in the Algarve – most people visit the country in the summer to enjoy the Sun and the ocean. Also, the big cities (Porto and Lisbon) take the lion’s share when it comes to visitors. But that doesn’t mean that other cities aren’t just as beautiful! Here, I’ll be sharing with you some of Portugal’s best kept secrets – lovely small cities that you’ll certainly enjoy visiting….

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Mediterranean

Awesome places to visit in Catalonia aside for Barcelona

Catalonia – the historical and rebellious community/nation of Spain – is one of the most interesting areas in the world. At the meeting point of Spain, France and the Mediterranean, Catalonia is most known for tourists as “the area in which Barcelona is”, and for good reason. Barcelona is quite possibly the most touristic city in the world, with its dazzling architecture, stunning beaches, beautiful landscapes and bohemian lifestyle, but there’s much more to Catalonia…

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Europe, Mediterranean, Sightseeing

4 Things Not To Miss While Visiting Croatia

Croatia is quickly becoming one of the hottest countries to visit – and for good reason. The delightful climate, wonderful natural landscapes and picturesque cities make for a wonderful vacation, no matter what your expectations are. There are many attractions in sunny Croatia, but here are the ones you absolutely don’t want to miss. Plitvice Park We’ve written about Plitvice Park before, but I just feel like it’s not enough! Located in the heart of Croatia,…

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Financing & Budget, Mediterranean, Western Europe

Porto on a Budget: Under $25/day for Portugal’s Jewel City

Porto is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever had to pleasure to visit. The second largest city in Portugal, romantic Porto looks like a colorful and vibrant fairytale. The fantastic medieval buildings, the stunning artwork, the Douro river flowing gently to the ocean, the wine… everything is just great! Porto is definitely one of the fastest rising touristic cities in the world, one that should pop up on any traveler’s map. Here’s how…

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Financing & Budget, Mediterranean, Western Europe

Lisbon on a Budget: Under $25/day for Portugal’s Wonderful Capital

Lisbon is one of the most beautiful and spectacular cities in the world, with rich culture blending in with modern and vibrant lifestyles. It’s certainly one of the most romantic places you’re ever going to see, and to make things even better – it can be really cheap. Here, I’m gonna show you how to enjoy your trip on a low budget, as well as some tips and tricks to make the most of your visit…

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Architecture and art, Mediterranean

The Interesting Story of the Stairs from the Tower of Pisa

We all know the story of the leaning Tower of Pisa – its remarkable architecture, rich history, and of course, its tilt. But this is not an article about the Tower of Pisa, you can read thousands of those on the internet. This is a story of some stairs from the tower – here’s what 500 years of walking up the marble stairs did to them. Marble is not a very sturdy construction rock, and all…

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Mediterranean, Western Europe

Wonderful Madeira – The Pearl off the coast of Portugal

Many call it the pearl of the Atlantic or the Garden of the Atlantic; others call it the Hawaii of Europe. I call it home: this is Madeira. Madeira is an island where we have four seasons in one day, where we can drive above the clouds, where you can surf at 9 in the morning, and just half an hour later take a walk in the immense Laurus forest dating back to the Miocene…

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Mediterranean, Western Europe

Alhambra – the many faces of a beautiful sight

Granada is the most visited Spanish destination. It’s truly hard to know what to begin with because of the manifold, assorted reasons I would recommend visiting it. A mixture of cultures and dazzling panoramas, the place isn’t only a communion of cultures, but of their distinct manifestations in time as well. It couldn’t be characterized as provincial, although there is something very personal about it that makes anyone feel like home. The streets, the buildings…

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Food, Health & Safety, Mediterranean, Uncategorized

Mediterranean foods you can’t miss out on

The countries on the shores of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea – Italy, Greece, Spain,Turkey and Lebanon, to name a few – are not only outstandingly rich in culture and history, but also lands of exquisite fresh, spicy and exotic world-renowned cuisine that caters for all tastes. Developed under a tradition that goes back for millennia, Mediterranean cuisine is not only flavorful but diverse and healthy too, combining smooth olive oil with vegetables, poultry, seafood, grains,…

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Africa, Mediterranean

The Trip of a Lifetime: Exotic Sharm el Sheikh

Sharm el Sheikh

The city of Sharm el Sheikh is located in South Governorate, Egypt, along the Red Sea. It is a popular tourist destination due to its historic and religious sites, as well as various other tourist attractions. Yet, what should you be aware of when visiting this exotic city?  5 Major Attractions in Sharm el Sheikh  1. Burning Bush  At Saint Catherine’s Monastery, there is a bush that is world famous; it is believed to be…

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