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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…

10 Amazing things to do in Hong Kong

“A New York minute is a Hong Kong second” there is a saying you’ll hear all around you. It is a thrilling city of 7 million residents and it’s not hard to see why. Hong Kong teems with energy from the moment you arrive. There are skylines that need to be photographed, there are countless street markets to explore or get lost in, and ferries and boat rides are waiting. It’s pointless to say that it’s impossible to do everything, but there are some experiences that simply shouldn’t be missed. Whether you’re visiting Hong Kong for the first time or the tenth, here are 10 things you absolutely can’t miss. 1.Look up at all the Skyscrapers.  Lift your head and look up towards the sky when walking around the busy streets of Hong Kong, and look at all the spectacular skyscrapers. There are over 7 million people living in Hong…

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,…

The Way to Cuba

Cuba! Cuba! This thought kept coming back in our minds and we decided to do something about it, now that the authentic charm of Cuba still exists. So we started looking for cheap and good possibilities to reach, discover and feel Cuba. The first option was to organize flights and accommodation ourselves but we found a great offer from a travel agency, so we could not pass it away (Flights from Madrid to Havana and return, three days in Havana at 3 * hotel with breakfast included, 4 days in Varadero at 3 * hotel with all-inclusive, transfers, medical insurance-everything for Euro 740). Although we wanted to stay in local houses called Casas Particular, the offer was too good to be refused. We have booked ourselves the flight to Madrid and the  accommodation for one night, and we paid Euro 100 extra. We arrived in Madrid relatively easy and smooth in about…