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20 Things to know before going to Maldives

Most of the people go to the Maldives to have a pleasant stay in a luxury resort and they don‘t have any idea about the country itself. They just fly to a resort island, relax there, get some tan, eat a lot of western food, and fly away back to their countries. Don’t get me wrong. There is nothing bad in doing that since I’m also the kind of person that loves to get spoiled from time to time. Most people don‘t see the real Maldivian life. You need to live among locals in order to understand their culture, their way of life. Before you visit the Maldives you should know some things: 1. It’s Made Up of Almost 1200 Small Islands The Maldives is made up of around 1,190 individual islands, peppered across the Indian Ocean. Some are so small that even won’t appear on the maps. 2. Not All of the Islands Are Inhabited…

15 Things to do in Zanzibar

When people think of Zanzibar – a small island off the East Coast of Africa, they often think of five star resorts, beaches and a big hole in their wallets, but what most of them don’t know, however, that Zanzibar is an Island for travelers on any budget with so many activities to make. I traveled to Zanzibar last year, and I can safely say that I found my personal slice of paradise on this island; perfect white sand beaches melt into crystal clear azure waters and the range of cheap activities is enough to keep even the most active people busy! Don’t forget to carry your hat, sunglasses, sandals and light clothes since Zanzibar is hot and moist, most time of the year. 1. Sit back, relax and enjoy the beach Zanzibar’s eastern beaches are amongst the world’s best. These quiet, beautiful beaches will not disappoint! The top 5…

20 things you should know before traveling to Cuba

The largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba feeds itself with the energy of every aspect of its culture: music, dance, history, classic cars and of course Che Guevara. From the first moment you step off the plane, till the moment you take off, you will enjoy a unique experience and this is for sure. But before traveling to Cuba you should know a few things: You need a visa The formalities for obtaining it are not that difficult. If you travel through an agency, they will take care of that, or you can go to the Cuban Embassy with plane tickets, passport, insurance will get a Tarjeta Turistica. You must have medical insurance Medical insurance is mandatory for Cuba. Inform your bank of you departure Your bank may consider your transactions in Cuba fraudulent transactions and block your card. Better inform them in advance. Travel with as little baggage as…

From Fira to Oia, a magnificent hiking trail

It is one of the most beautiful walks that you can do in Santorini (a “must do in Santorini”). A 10 km road very well marked which will take you through the amazing villages, across the mountain, at the edge of the caldera. You’ll go up and down and you’ll discover the true Santorini. The trail is paved in places, but you will find some portions that are quite rough. The whole trail should take about 3-4 hours. Anyway, it’s a spectacular one! We visited Santorini in January and we were looking forward to going on this path between Fira and Oia. This way we could have the possibility to really discover the island. This island has to be felt. So in order to fell it you have to walk as much as possible. From Fira you can see Oia in the other part of the island, like a white…

5 Reasons to visit Santorini in winter

Santorini is a small island in the Cyclades, where the Aegean sunshine and the hypnotic blue of the Sea gently mix with the traditional white houses and blue domes of small churches. A magical place that combines, in style, the spectacular beaches, landscapes, ancient cities and great restaurants … and a volcano still active, hidden in the sea. You might say that Santorini is just a summer island. Well, I disagree. Below I give you a few reasons why you would want to come here in winter You’ll have the whole island for yourself One of the things that everyone complains about is how crowded Santorini is in the summer. It is a romantic destination, famous for the most beautiful sunset in the world. In summer you will certainly enjoy a beautiful sunset with your loved one, but also along with hundreds of other tourists. It does not sound good,…