Baia Di Leranto Sorrento

Peninsula Sorrentina

Driving South, moving away from the sounds and the heat of Naples, the peninsula of Sorrento appears to be a seascape painting in oil canvas.

Heading uphill to Sorrento, the narrow road crosses the high cliffs of the peninsula, offering impressive views towards Naples, the gulf of Sorrento and Capri Island.

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View on Agung Volcano from Amed.

Dive around Amed is mesmerizing !

Amed, on the East Coast of Bali, is a beautiful little village.

 

Surrounded by many amazing dive spots, divers from all over the world come here, and that’s why you’ll find more dive shops than warungs!

Given those conditions, finding the good one, whether you are a beginner or a certified diver, could be difficult.

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60 Hours in Puglia, the heel of Bella Italia

When the girls and I decided to visit Puglia, we knew the trip would revolve around food – pretty much the best part of any Italian journey! Thus, stay tuned for “Pugliese cuisine” tips, what to see and where to eat 🙂

 

Alora, we stayed almost three days in Puglia, and we visited seven cities. Our host was Francesco, an actual Italian tour guide, so probably we had a head start and were luckier than the most tourist in Puglia. Grazie mille Francesco! We had nice day trips and short stops in charming towns as Ostuni, Monopoli or Alberobello.

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Choquequirao 's spirits

Meeting Choquequirao’s spirits

A story full of adventure and mystical experiences

To read about our trip to Peru and see our photo & video gallery click here

On the final straight to Choquequirao

It was only a couple of hours hiking between us and Choquequirao, which symbolized the manifestation of our intention of freedom in the physical level. As we slowly entered a state of prayer while hiking, some could intensely feel the emotional spirit of sorrow so to be recognized and to be overcome. A few others saw snakes, the symbol of wisdom, sexual energy and flexibility where normally no one would except to see one.

My higher intention for this pilgrimage was to attain full freedom from all fears and to find liberation. The moment I set my foot on the final part of the path to Choqueuquirao tremendous fear arose and lasted till I came close to the ruins. By every step my fear was growing stronger and stronger but I knew I had to endure it, to stay as much as possible unattached to it and aware. Easier to say than to do but my intention was higher.

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Versailles day escapade

Your Versailles day escapade

If you are planning your next visit to the city of light “Paris”’, do not miss out the chance for a Versailles day escapade. for sure you will be amazed, especially if you love nature.

In this article we will give you all the tips needed to enjoy an amazing day visit in the Versailles. Further more you will learn how to avoid the hassle and bustle and the long queues. Make the best out of your time there for the things that really matter.

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Porto surprising the senses

Porto, not a port with adjectives. The port of navigators or, well, one of them, anyway.

 

 Porto, The Genuine.

Genuine like its wine, the one of the kind, mixed with brandy from the vineyards of the Douro Valley, to captivate the palates.

The one carried in oak barrels, loaded on the characteristic caravels that you stare from the river bank.

And behind them, the two-storey and three-storey houses, narrow, very old, those of the opposite bank.

This is the favorite view that you want to watch when you go there.

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August in Nisyros

The island of Nisyros is located in the Southern East side of Greece and is part of the complex of islands of Dodekanisos. It is a small volcanic island containing active craters on its surface. The island does not have an airport thus access is limited to boats. This makes the island less attractive to mass tourism and allows it maintain its unique traditional identity.

Residing in a Western European country for the past four years it was quite a difference to travel from a multicultural and urban environment to an original, one culture place.

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5 reasons why you should visit the Baltics

Estonia and Latvia might not be on top of your list when you think about a summer holiday destination. But think again. Those two Baltic countries are probably more digital, cheaper and more modern then you would have thought. Here’s why you should consider a trip to the very north-east of Europe.

  1.  It’s digital

I know – being on holiday is not the time to check your phone all the time. You’d actually need some time to ‘de-connect’ from everyday office life.

But: we all know that at least having access to the outside world can be very convenient. Remember all those times that you wanted to find that nice shop, the name of a restaurant that a friend recommended or simply just checking on GPS if you’re heading in the right direction. The Baltics are the place to go if you want to have 24/7 Wi-Fi access.

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4 small Berlin gems

There are a few cities that never bore you, no matter how often you’ve been there or in which time of the year you visit it. It always feels great to be back. Berlin is definitely one of those. Strolling around the streets, having a beer or coffee in one of the many nice bars or visiting the historical sights; even if you have been there quite a lot of times, there is always something new to discover.

The ‘obvious’ highlights (Alexanderplatz, Brandenburger Tor) are worth a visit, but these are some spots that you have to include in your next trip to Berlin as well, to see the Berlin I really love:

1. Prater Garten Berlin. Serving beer since 1837, right in Prenzlauerberg. Although the garden itself seems a bit hidden (it can not be seen from the street) the entrance of the beer garten at Kastanienallee is easily spotted. It has a nice atmosphere, with both tourists and locals enjoying the beer and the snacks. It has a restaurant too. That one servers more meals.

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Night plane to Lisbon

Wandering and exploring a small part of Portugal on my birthday. There are so many reasons to love the country, but to name a few: Lisbon, fado, pastéis de nata, azulejos, miradouros, Sintra, Cascais, trams, the Atlantic Ocean, and castles.

 

I knew I want to visit Lisbon after I saw the movie Night train to Lisbon. Since I found the movie fascinating, I started reading about Portugal and Lisbon, in particular. Pessoa, the famous Portuguese writer, said that “Life is what we make of it. Travel is the traveller. What we see isn’t what we see but what we are.”

One day I was in the English bookstore in Brussels to buy the book by Pascal Mercier, and I saw it next to the sign “Like all travellers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen”. I bought the book and my plane ticket the next day. If this is not a sign, I don’t know what is!

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