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How to travel cheap

Everybody is asking me how I can travel cheap an how am I finding all those killer offers. So today, I decided to give you some tips and tricks about traveling cheap. Don’t wait to get rich before seeing the world. You don’t have to break the bank to travel the world but also let’s face it that travel is not free. Planning a vacation on a budget doesn’t mean you will have to sleep on the streets or that you cannot experience the best of the best; it simply means you have to be resourceful. Even if you have a lot to spend, there’s no reason to blow all your money on unnecessary travel expenses. Now that you’ve identified travel as one of your priorities, we’ll walk you through the best strategies for saving money on your next trip. 1.Decide what you need—and what you can live without The first step in your…

Bioparc I A piece of Africa in Valencia

One of my favorite things in Valencia is the Bioparc. So with our recent visit in Valencia we couldn’t miss strolling among these amazing jewels of Africa. Normally I don’t visit zoos, because I don’t like the idea of animals to be kept in cages for our amusement, but this Bioparc in Valencia is different, so maybe this is the reason why I like it so much. It was opened in 2008 and the park is creating a very true and accurate reconstruction of Africa’s wild life. Located in the Valencian ‘Cabecera’ park this Zoo was created based on a new technique that tries to introduce people to the natural habits of the wild animals. The animals live here as they would live in the wild, in groups of the same species in the same natural habitat, which is separated by natural barriers of rocks, rivers and bridges. I love that Bioparc has respect for…

Staying at Valencia Sol Sun in Spain

I have to admit that this was my first Airbnb experience and it didn’t disappoint at all. Valencia Sol Sun apartment is nested in the center of a fantastic city, the third largest in Spain, a great combination of sun, beach, old and futuristic architecture, amazing Mediterranean food and plenty of cool things to choose form. Thanks to its location, Valencia Sol Sun has very easy access to the City Of Arts and Sciences, just few meters away. Actually you can see the Opera from the window of the apartment. Getting there The Apartment is located near the City of Arts and Sciences and just a few minutes from downtown. By plane Manises International Airport is just a few minutes from Valencia, 8 km from the city center. The expansion of runways and terminals, together with increased operating airlines, places this airport among the first in Spain in number of passengers and…

15 Amazing Things to do in Valencia

Valencia was founded by the Romans. After the Romans, one by one the Visigoths, the Muslims and the Arabs arrived in Valencia. Among all, the Arabs left a profound legacy with their irrigation systems, recipes and artistic influences that are relevant and noticeable right up to the present day. Valencia offers a great combination of city strolling, sun and beach, old and new with fantastic things to choose from, and plenty of cool things to do! We were lucky enough to be shown around Valencia by two friends who are living in this beautiful part of Spain. 1. Relax with breakfast & Valencian orange juice, at Plaza de la Virgen First thing that you should do is to acclimatize to the local pace of life. Relax, breath and take your time to enjoy this city. And then start you day with a breakfast in the historic sites of this ancient city. In Valencia…

Viscri – The Transylvanian village that charmed Prince Charles

Deep in the heart of Transylvania lies a village, a village lost in time where life is lived like in the old days. The name of this village is Viscri and it went directly to the heard of Price Charles of Wales. This summer we decided to stay in Viscri for one weekend. One weekend in a medieval village that lays in the middle of Romania, in Transylvania, rounded by green hills, meadows, beech and oak forests just like in a fairy-tale. The history of this village goes back in time to 1231 when Germanic refugees settled here and formed a small village, around a fortified church. The main activity of the peasants was agriculture. The beauty of this place, untouched nature, traditions and people that still live here like in the old days, make anyone fall in love with this place How to reach Viscri Being a small village in…

An incredible night in Sahara desert

As soon as I began to think about Morocco, I started to think about the colors, the Moroccan flavors, the morning song of the muezzin, the delicious food and most of all I was thinking about the Sahara desert. I wanted to ride a camel on the red-orange dunes, to sleep under the star, to play in the sand and experience everything in between.Well, it was not quite what I was expected, but surely it was an experience that I will remember for the rest of my life.  Let me tell you the story. We spent 1 week and Morocco, and when I say we, I mean a group of 20 people that only knew each other on the airport on the way to Morocco. In this article I will focus only on the Sahara experience, although we had plenty of adventures also in the rest of the Moroccan trip.…

A day trip to Macau

Macau is a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. It is a former Portuguese colony and was the last remaining European colony in Asia until it was given back to China in 1999. Macau is one of the world’s richest cities and is known for its many striking casinos and hotels. It has also an amazing old city, Portuguese stile, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. So, you must probably be wondering Macao or Macau, which one is the correct spelling. I know, I was wondering myself the same thing…Macao is the traditional Portuguese spelling. However, since the transfer of sovereignty over Macao in 1999, the government of Macao considers both “Macao” and “Macau” to be acceptable. Being already in Hong Kong, a day trip to Macau it was a must. One-day trip to Asia’s well-known gambling mecca and paradise for gourmands. It is a city…

Stand up paddle boarding in Alanya

It was a chill morning, when I stepped on the wet, cold sand. The sky was cloudy between the clouds you could see the sun rising. The effect was spectacular. Rays of sunlight and an orange glow created a magical aura of celestial beauty around the horizon while the clouds above me blotted out the brightness of the sun. The sea was calm, it was just perfect for a morning Stand up paddle boarding, aka SUP. Basically, SUP uses a surf style board and a long paddle. In that regard, it is a cross between canoeing and surfing. It has its roots where all board sports have their beginnings, in Hawaii. Even if you’ve never tried it, many of you have probably seen stand-up paddle boarding, or SUP, over the past few years—it’s one of the fastest growing outdoor activities. Stand up paddling can be done in a variety of forms such as on flat…

15 days in China

We have just returned from China, after a two weeks adventure in which we traveled over 4,000 kilometers from North to South, explored cities of 20 million people or picturesque villages lost in rice, we went with all possible means of transport , bicycle, scooter, boat, cable car or high-speed trains. We were surprised to find a country not only immense in size and population, but also an organized and modern nation, from infrastructure to education. We believe that the 21st century will indeed be the century of China. China is, after all, the only great civilization to carry on continuously its traditions and cultural heritage for more than 4000 years. China’s huge territory and rich culture leaves a lot to discover and come up with. Be it natural beauty, food, architecture or civilization. We tried to discover as much as possible in our 15 day touring China. Below we…

The ultimate Travel Guide Hong Kong

Hong Kong is the place where “East meets West” and it is such an exciting, lively and vibrant city. It has a great mix of both Western and Eastern, both when it comes to culture, food, shopping, and architecture. It is a city that has “everything”. It is one of the busiest harbor cities in the world and is the most important trading place in Asia. Understanding Hong Kong Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China and has a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign relations and military defense. The city is one of the world’s leading financial, banking and trading centers and also the 3rd biggest international financial center, after London and New York, as it has low taxes and free trade. It is made up of four parts: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and the Outlying Islands. There are over 7…