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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…

Rihiveli Island – The Maldivian style

As I told you before, Maldives is divided into two categories: Resort Islands and Local Islands. Resort Islands are where all the beautiful over water villas are, while local islands are for local residents but recently, locals have started to venture into the hospitality industry, as more and more hotels/guesthouses are built to cater for tourism. This actually helps the local economy as they use to only rely on fishing as their primary source of income. We choose to stay in a local island, Maafushi, is fairly affordable and from here we booked many trips and excursions. We had a day trip to Fihalohohi Island resort and we were so please about it that we decided to book a second day trip to a resort. This time we choose to go to Rihiveli Island. The island is situated at the South of the South Male Atoll at 49 Kilometers away…

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…

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…

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…

The ultimate Travel Guide Hong Kong

Hong Kong is the place where “East meets West” and it is such an exciting, lively and vibrant city. It has a great mix of both Western and Eastern, both when it comes to culture, food, shopping, and architecture. It is a city that has “everything”. It is one of the busiest harbor cities in the world and is the most important trading place in Asia. Understanding Hong Kong Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China and has a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign relations and military defense. The city is one of the world’s leading financial, banking and trading centers and also the 3rd biggest international financial center, after London and New York, as it has low taxes and free trade. It is made up of four parts: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and the Outlying Islands. There are over 7…

Most Amazing Things to do in China

China’s size is incredible, stretching from the East China Sea all the way west to Central Asia. This is a country formed by so many territories: so different from each other and yet so similar. The Middle Kingdom, as it is called, is a country of superlatives—the most people, the largest palace complex, the highest skyscrapers—but looking closer and you’ll see also rural tribes working in the rice fields; the tea is still harvested by hand; people in some parts still live like in ancient times. After our 15 days trip through China we gathered for you amazing things to see and do in China. Here there are: 1.Hike the Great Wall of China Without a doubt, the most recognizable symbol of China’s rich history is the Great Wall. The 21,196 km long fortification, stretches from Dandong in the country’s east, all the way to Lop Lake in its west.…