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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…

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…

Hiking the Avatar Mountains

There is a unique place in China like no other seen before: The Zhangjiajie Mountains aka The Avatar Mountains. These amazing pillar-like formations are a distinct hallmark of Chinese landscape, and can be found in many ancient Chinese paintings. Beauty and unusual nature of the park are incredible. Mountain peaks and caves, streams waterfalls, rare plants and animals. There is no photo that could show splendor and grandeur of this place. Experience your get in the place is much better than you can imagine. This is a place of wow.Zhangjiajie came into foreigner travelers’ eyes after the movie Avatar. The Hallelujah Mountains in Avatar were inspired by Southern Sky Pillar in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. It is easy to see the comparison between Zhangjiajie’s mountains and those of the mythical Pandora. So you, see. While in China, we couldn’t miss this amazing place. The only regret is that we had…

Shanghai – The Ultimate travel Guide

With a population of more than 24 million, Shanghai is China’s largest and most developed metropolis. First it began its rise in the early 20th century, and it is today one of the world’s most important and powerful cities ever since. Shanghai is a booming financial capital, international metropolis, and the new New York. It’s a breathtaking assault on all the senses. Whether you are visiting Shanghai for business or pleasure, these travel guide can help you handle things more easily. Why visit Not that you need so many reasons to visit Shanghai but let’s see few of them: It is a unique city This unicity is coming from its exotic past Shanghai is China’s largest and richest city. So for sure you have many things to discover and enjoy. It easily rivals New York and Paris in terms of modernity. Shanghai’s night scene. As night descends the entire city…

Relaxing in the Yu Garden in Shanghai

Shanghai. A huge, bustling metropolis. China’s biggest city. Its financial nerve center. A city in a constant move and development but in the middle of everything there is a Garden Oasis called Yu Yuan Garden. Yu Yuan Garden is one of the top tourist attraction in Shanghai. And unfortunately, it is now crowded with tourist shops everywhere.  But despite this, it is still amazing. If you are in Shanghai, it’s a perfect attraction to visit before going to the Shanghai Bund. A little bit of history Yu Garden was first built in 16 century during the Ming Dynasty by Pan Yunduan as a relaxation place for his father, the minister Pan En. The construction took almost 20 years to be complete but once completed, it was the largest and most prestigious of its kind in Shanghai. The huge expenses of the construction eventually ruined Pan Family. Actually, Yu Yuan is a complex formed by two things:…

Sao Poao Festival in Porto

Porto is Portugal’s second largest city, and the Ribeira district is a world heritage zone of winding streets and churches that maintain the old-world feeling you expect from such a historic city. With two days to spend away from Vigo city (Spain), to visit Porto it was a perfect getaway plan, not to mention that we drooped right in the middle of Sao Poao Festival. So, in the morning we went to Vigo’s train station and we took the train to Portugal. In about two hours we were in Porto in the famous train station, Sao Bento. It is not a typical train station. Its massive walls are decorated with approximately 20,000 azulejo tiles, depicting the history of Portugal. I loved how a space so beautiful was used for something as commune as a train station. Sao Joao Festival We visited Porto in a day of celebration, it was Sao Joao…

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…

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…