Where To Take Instagrammable Photos in Venice? Your Instagram Photo Guide to Venice!

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“Venice is like eating a whole box of chocolate liquors in one go”, Truman Capote “To build a city where it is impossible to build a city is madness, but to build there one of the most elegant and grandest of cities is the madness of genius”, Alexander Herzen Venice is a unique city, a place of such spectacular eye-catching …

My Experience of Flying from London to Orlando with Norwegian Air’s Brand New Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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I am not sure what to expect, having heard that Norwegian is the third largest LCC (low-cost carrier) in the world. Having flown with LCCs for only short flights of an hour or two has not been too bad. I always made sure to strictly follow the rules in order to avoid additional fees and I lowered my expectations, reminding …

Porto, Portugal

Reasons to Learn Portuguese that You Might Not Know

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The Portuguese language definitely cannot boast popularity similar to that of English, German, or Spanish. Still, there are seven good reasons to learn it. Reasons to Learn Portuguese that You Might Not Know English has always been a language of global spread, and there is hardly anyone in the world who still thinks it is OK not to know at …

4 Day Travel Guide to Belgrade, Serbia & My Experience Staying at MARK Hotel Belgrade

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After moving from one city to another during this 19-country Europe Trip, I was literally longing for a staycation. Traveling is surely fun but the act of consistently packing, unpacking, and moving around to various countries via plane, train, and bus with 20 kilos of luggage on toll is seriously tiring! It may not look like it but I still …

Weekend Guide In Tirana, Albania & My Experience of Staying at Diplomat Hotel

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Tirana being described as a Colorful and Vibrant City is an understatement. I was here to cap off my 2-month European Tour (I can’t believe I’m saying this like a rock star haha) and honestly, I wasn’t expecting much from it. Well, fewer expectations, more fun! This turned out to be one of the highlights of my trip! Aside from being welcomed …

How To Spend Your 3 Days In Valletta, Malta : What To Do And Where To Go

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The Republic of Malta is an archipelago situated in the South of Europe. Valletta, its capital, is considered as a UNESCO Heritage Fortified City which seems to me like an open air museum. Unknown to many, some of the scenes from Gladiator, World War Z, and Captain Phillips, as well as *everyone’s favorite series* The Game of Thrones were shot …

5 Marvelous Days In Sarajevo & Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina : Itinerary, Costs, And Tipid Tips

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Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina located on the Miljacka River and surrounded by the Dinaric Alps. Apparently, this country is a melting pot of different cultures and religions which can be traced back to the Neolithic Period, beginning about 10, 200 BC. In fact, there is a street here where you can see a mosque, a synagogue, …

My Itinerary in Bucharest, Romania & Experience Staying at Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest

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From all my crazy outdoor adventures in Montenegro, Road tripping in the beautiful Bosnia & Herzegovina (which I think has the best scenery in the Balkans so far!), I’m now in a luxury city break in Bucharest, Romania. I arrived here earlier than expected due to some unpleasantries which turned out to be pleasantries (read more about it here), instead …

My 4-Day Itinerary Visiting Skopje, Macedonia & a Day Trip to Pristina, Kosovo

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Hello from my 108th country– Oh ma ma Macedonia (Sing it with me if you know the song)! 🎵🎵 So, I crossed the border from Sofia, Bulgaria where I had quite a luck with my booking and impulsive buying skills. I bought Skopje-Sofia when it’s supposed to be Sofia-Skopje! Good thing my sister noticed it so I was able to …

8 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Waste Your Time To Visit The Serene Republic Of San Marino

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Hello everyone from my 114th Country– The Most Serene Republic of San Marino! Not everyone might be familiar with this country and I know that even if you are, you might be skipping this on your tour around Europe. You might think that I’m here to encourage you to visit but no. I am here to affirm that you should …

What You Can Do In The Slovenian Istria For 4 Days – My Itinerary & Experience of Visiting Piran, Slovenia

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A lot of people have told me to go to Lake Bled but I’d rather go to the Slovenian Istria for some reasons. Reason #1 is I always prefer to take the road less traveled. Touristic places are touristic for a reason but I’m sure that you’ll stumble upon even nicer places once you go out of the ordinary route. …

4 Day Itinerary In Larnaca, Cyprus and my Experience of Staying at Palm Beach Hotel & Bungalows

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It has been a year since Typhoon Irma devastated Florida where we were living then. It was a very difficult time for us but we managed to survive together with our S/V Empress. It was tough for sure and because of that, my faith in God was restored, I started to believe in Him and trust His will. I have …

Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel – The Place to Stay In Crete For Your Luxury Holiday

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If you’ve known me ages ago, you’d know that my long-term goal is to live in a villa in Greece. Well, this dream came true for a few nights as I stepped onto this magnificent villa called the Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel in Crete. I had to pinch myself a couple of times to see that all of this …

A 3-Day Itinerary In Vienna, Austria and my Luxury Stay Experience at Hotel Das Triest

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Guten Tag from Vienna, Austria (yes they speak German here)! From Crete, Greece, I took a 3-hour flight to get here. I landed around 11 AM and for just 12 Euros, I took the City Airport Train to the City Center. From there, I took Uber to my *very posh* hotel which I am so excited to tell you more …