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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…

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…

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…

Cruising on the Li River China

One of the world’s “Top 10 Water Wonders”, the Li River has the most popular and picturesque scenery in China. This is Guilin’s pride and joy: Li River a long winding waterway that cuts through the Guangxi province of Southern China, flanked by unusual hills and clusters of ancient villages. The river flows 437 km down to Guilin city and on to other counties like Yangshuo and Wenzhou. To experience the river at its best, we took a river cruise. Boarding a modern three-storey boat, we cruised through the most scenic section of the river, from Guilin to Yangshuo: a 80km journey that takes just over four-five hours to complete. The Best Times to Visit Li River is suitable for travelling all year round, especially from April to October. The most important thing to know about Li River weather is that it can get very hot, humid, and it rains…

Walking along The Bund in Shanghai

Shanghai, which literally means the “City on the Sea,” lies on the Yangzi River delta at the point where Asia’s longest river (6,300 km) ends its journey into the ocean. Now Shanghai is the largest and wealthiest city in China. With a name synonymous with world trade, it has the largest and busiest port, a grand business district, two large airports, the world’s fastest train (the Maglev), and a network of elevated highways. But until 19 century, Shanghai was a simple small fishing village. In order to understand the real importance and meaning of The Bund you have to know the history of the place. It’s like a novel. History After the first Opium War, the British forced China (by the Nanking Treaty) to open 5 ports, including Shanghai to trade, opening the city to foreign involvement and under their control. The village was soon turned into a city run by…

Top 17 Things to do in Moscow

Moscow, like the entire USSR, was heavily guarded against Western influence by the Communist Era for so long. It is still regarded as an exotic, enigmatic and powerful city. Now, Moscow and the rest of the Russia started to be visited more and more by many tourists although westerners can’t help to feel a strange allure to discover this metropolis. Moscow is huge, exciting and exhausting at the same time. You say the word “Moscow” and most of the people think about Kremlin, Red Square, and images of intensely cold winters, vodka and beautiful blonde blue-eyed Russian ladies. Of course, it is more than this. If you just visit The Red Square and Kremlin you won’t get the whole picture. To enjoy the city you need to meet people and experience the really Russian culture. Below are a few of my personal recommendations on what to see when you’re visiting Moscow.…

Cayo Blanco

One of the things I liked most in Varadero was our Cayo Blanco trip. It cost us 59 Euro/pers. Cayo Blanco is an uninhabited island not far from Varadero. It is a sort of dream island with its turquoise waters, white sandy beach with palm trees. The morning of the trip we got up excited and ready for sunbathing and fun, but the weather played a trick on us. It’s raining! Hmmm! what could we do?! So we postponed the trip for the next day. The next day a bus took us to the Chapelin Marina, where we boarded a comfortable and very welcoming catamaran. I haven’t lingered too long in the port and sailed pretty fast for our adventure. The first stop was for snorkeling (equipment included in the same price) where we didn’t t see much. Maybe another time of year the fauna is more abundant, but now…

Varadero

We were supposed to stay for four days in Varadero, but we only managed to stay for one day here. We used the rest of them to discover Cuban places like Trinidad, Santa Clara, Cienfuegos and Cayo Blanco. As soon as you enter the Varadero Peninsula through the huge checkpoint, you enter a different world made of 20 km of beaches and resorts just for tourists. The story of Varadero begins in 1887 when ten rich families have obtained approval to build holiday homes here. Immediately, hotels began to be built and the 20 kilometers of the peninsula turned into a tourist area, especially for American tourists. Between the 30’s and 50’s, the world millionaires chose Varadero for spending their holidays turning it into an elite paradise. And it is understandable. We talk about 20 km of white beaches, turquoise waters, palm trees guarding the roads and caves. After the…

Cienfuegos , The perl of the South

Cienfuegos, also named the pearl of the South, is the smallest province in Cuba, but the third as importance. The small town is centered on the main square, Jose Marti, where there are the most beautiful examples of architecture of the city, also included in UNESCO. The Southern Pearl was inhabited by Native Americans when it was discovered by Columbus in 1494. Later, the city was built by French immigrants from Bordeaux and Louisiana. It was originally called the Fernandina in honor of King Ferdinand VII of Spain and local Native American chief. Today it is named after Captain Jose Cienfuegos. The city is very intuitive and it is easy to walk around without getting lost. It is small and quiet but you don’t have much to do except walking around. The most pleasant street is Paseo de Prado. Here you see families sitting on porches listening to the radio…