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1 day in Bergamo

Bergamo is a small town in Lombardy, Italy, very close to Milan. The city is often overlooked by tourists who arrive to Italy with low cost airlines and head straight to Milan or just take another flight to somewhere else. This was also our case. On the way to Spain we had to spend a night in Bergamo before our next flight, but this time we had a full day to enjoy the charming little city. So, we dropped our bags and headed to the Upper town. Bergamo offers little treasures like museums, ancient palaces, churches and monuments that can be compared with those of other more important Italian cities. The city is divided into two parts – the Upper Town, or “Citta Alta”, and the newer, Lower City, or “bassa città.” Main point of interest is the Citta alta, that’s where the whole magic of Bergamo is. Citta Alta…

Hiking the Cies Islands

If you think about Spain’s islands what first pops into your head? Ibiza? Tenerife? But what if we told you that on the Atlantic Coast of Spain you can find some of the most beautiful islands in the world? If you don’t believe us, we invite you to take a tour of the Cies Islands with us and see the natural, untouched beauty that they have to offer. A few km away from the Galician city of Vigo,  lies the Cies Islands, an unspoiled paradise of green wilderness, white sand and turquoise-blue waters. These islands are designated as A National Park, therefore an protected area. There are technical three islands in this archipelago: the sought island – San Marino, The North island – Monteagudo, and in the middle – Do Faro, which is linked to Monteagudo by a stretch of sand known as Rodas Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in…

Cies Islands – The Islands of the gods

One day I saw a picture of an amazing beach and I fell in love with it. It was called the Cies Islands. I didn’t know anything about it but I told to myself that we have to go there…and two months later we were there. Somewhere in the Galician Land, there are three Islands: The Cies Islands which are Vigo’s greatest treasure. These islands are part of the Atlantic Islands National Park and one of the Galicia’s most beautiful places, which is why the Romans named them the islands of the gods. The Cies archipelago means three islands: Monte Agudo, O Faro and San Martino. The first two are connected by a long strip of sand which is Rodas Beach and a bridge between the ocean and the inner lake. Imagine a paradise beach with crystalline waters, in a natural environment that makes it a unique wildlife observatory, bordered by…

Top 17 Things to do in Moscow

Moscow, like the entire USSR, was heavily guarded against Western influence by the Communist Era for so long. It is still regarded as an exotic, enigmatic and powerful city. Now, Moscow and the rest of the Russia started to be visited more and more by many tourists although westerners can’t help to feel a strange allure to discover this metropolis. Moscow is huge, exciting and exhausting at the same time. You say the word “Moscow” and most of the people think about Kremlin, Red Square, and images of intensely cold winters, vodka and beautiful blonde blue-eyed Russian ladies. Of course, it is more than this. If you just visit The Red Square and Kremlin you won’t get the whole picture. To enjoy the city you need to meet people and experience the really Russian culture. Below are a few of my personal recommendations on what to see when you’re visiting Moscow.…

Nedeea Valceana – Brutally Beautiful

There is a place in Romania where nature has managed to stay unspoiled by civilization, where a whirling river is flowing through spectacular gorges, and its banks boast with centuries-old churches and many spas. The Olt Valley is one of the most spectacular and beautiful areas in Romania, between Căpăţânii, Lotru and Făgăraş mountains. Not far from Olt River there is a medieval village called Odai (Chambers) –  where you can only walk or ride. In the Early Middle Ages because of the many invaders, and also because the narrow valley of the Olt did not allow enough agricultural land for the people, the locals from this region climbed into the Lotru mountains. Here, in the heart of the mountain, at over 800 meters altitude, on all the slopes that had a southern opening to the sunlight, people established the small village called Odai. The village’s name identifies with his…

Cappadocia | The Ultimate Travel Guide

Thanks to the irresistible generosity of Mother Nature, Cappadocia (The Land of the Beautiful Horses) is a unique holiday place. The soil is formed of a very soft volcanic terrain, ash and lava eroded from volcanoes. Rivers, streams, snow and ice shaped this ground.  Erosion is the source of this supernatural landscape. However, Cappadocia’s bog reputation as being a magnificent place to visit is also thanks to the generous hospitality of its inhabitants. Cappadocia was strategically located at the crossroads of major communication and trading routes like the “silk road”, was also the cradle of different civilizations over the century. So, for sure you will be amazed by these discoveries. When to go Spring and Autumn are the best seasons to visit Cappadocia. The weather is moderate with cooler temperatures and thinner crowds. Summer can get pretty hot and it’s the busiest time of the year with tourists flocking in.…

Top 12 awesome things to do in Cappadocia

In more ways than one, Cappadocia will leave you breathless. The rough, yet elegant landscape of Cappadocia kept me daydreaming for many years. We were able to visit this famous region of central Anatolia this year, at the end of May. From the ground with its caves and selenic look to the hot air balloons flying over the land of Fairy Chimneys, Cappadocia will take your breath away. We’ve been to many beautiful places during our travels but none as remarkable as this. Without a doubt one of the unique landscapes on the planet, if Cappadocia isn’t on your bucket list, then it should be 1. Stay in a typical Cappadocia Cave Hotel Cappadocia is honeycombed with caves. Many were built by hand in the soft volcanic rock hundreds if not thousands of years ago. The caves have been used as homes, monasteries, churches and now hotels. In Göreme alone…

Romanian Road Trip from Bucharest to Maramures

At first glance, you might think that Romania doesn’t have too much to offer. This was my first thought too, and then I started to discover little by little this amazing country. This year, for the 1st of May break, we decided to go to Maramures. If you are looking for a vacation where you can experience the Authentic, Natural and Cultural, then this is the right choice. A trip to Romania can for sure offer you countless unique travel experiences, ones maybe forgotten in Western Europe. Especially, because you can have beautiful road tfrom the  Unique Danube Delta to a beautiful, intact, medieval town in Transylvania; from Bucharest to the Black Sea with its sun-kissed beaches; from Southern Transylvania to  Bucovina or Maramures. Or to a step back in time as you visit one of the world’s famous painted monasteries in Bucovina, the ancient, hilltop citadel in Sighisoara or an…