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10 Things that you probability didn’t know about the Danube Delta

In Danube Delta, reed stretches on over 1,750 square km making it the largest compact reed area in the world. Here you can find the lowest population density in Romania. A person for each 300,000 square meters. Sulina is situated at the lowest altitude in Romania. Also, Sulina is the only city in Romania having ports on both the Danube and Black Sea. In Danube Delta two carnivorous plants can be found: Utricularia vulgaris and Aldrovanda. Danube Delta is the richest fishery in Romania. The fish species with the longest migration range can be found here. Eel fish travel 8000 km to the Sargasso Sea, where they reproduce and then die. The only sand forests in Romania are found in the Danube Delta. In Cararoman forest there is a 400 old oak. Danube is the second longest river in Europe (after Volga that is 3690 kilometers long). Given that Volga is…

Fihalhohi Island – A Little Slice of Heaven

To choose a Maldives island for vacation is not simple at all. How to choose out of 1900 islands? So you have to make a plan according to what is more important for you: the budget or the Maldivian paradise. We choose the best of the both worlds. A budget accommodation in a local island (Maafushi) and daily trips to these “bounty” style resorts islands.First Island that we visited was Fihalhohi Island. We paid 100 USD/ per person (30 USD for the speed boat and 70 USD for one day resort pass with all inclusive) and spend one day at the resort island. Situated within the South Male Atoll, Fihalhohi Island Resort features crystal clear water, white sandy beaches and lush greenery. It is 28 kilometers away from Male airport. Fifty minutes by speedboat from Airport and fifteen from Maafushi and you can disembarked on Fihalhohi Island. Some even claimed…

How to travel the Maldives on a budget

Would you believe me if I told you that an exotic island vacation in the incredibly picturesque Maldives is far more affordable than you may think?! In fact, you can totally travel the Maldives on a budget. The Maldives is no longer an exclusive holiday playground reserved only for the rich and famous. There has never been a better time than now to plan your own dream vacation to the beautiful Maldives than you can *actually* afford.While the Maldives don’t have to break your budget, it’s important to know a few things before you go – or you’ll make some costly mistakes: When to Go The high season is from December to March. If you are visiting the Maldives on a budget, it’s best to visit during the low season when prices are lower and popular islands like Maafushi are quieter. You do risk rain at this time of the year, but it’s…

Maafushi Island – The other side of paradis

Since the government changed the laws and opened up the local islands for tourism in 2008, the whole concept of Maldives  which was only for the rich has changed. Instead of paying 3000 USD a night on a luxury resort, you can now book for 50 USD a night for two people including breakfast. We choose a hotel with half board – Kaani Beach Hotel in Maafushi Island and we paid 100 USD a night for two people.Maafushi Island is one of the biggest islands in Maldives. It’s surely the most popular local island in Maldives. It is located in Kaafu Atoll just 27 km away from Male. The size is 1270 x 265 m. Getting to Maafushi The good thing about Maafushi is that it’s easy to get to from the airport. There’s a public ferry which takes 1.5 hours from Male at 3pm for like 2 USD or you…

Amazing Things to do in Maldives

Maldives is the picture of paradise. With luxury bungalows extending over turquoise waters, sandy beaches and pure nature, Maldives is a dream destination. People expect to do nothing more here than sat in the sun, sip cocktails and watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean, but this is not true. There are many things to do in Maldives. There are two ways to visit Maldives: On a luxury resort which means a small island. The hotel will offer you a wide range of activities, but very expensive ones. On a local island. It won’t be so luxury but you will have many activities that you can choose from at very good prices and enjoy the local atmosphere. Snorkel and find Nemo We went for a half-day snorkeling tour with our hotel, Kaani Beach Hotel. We booked the tour one day in advance. It consisted of snorkeling at three reefs (Banana reef, Turtle Reef, and Biyadhoo…

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…

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…

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.…

How to spend a day in 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…