Archive | August, 2015

Chania waterfront Crete, Greece - Exploring Chania, Crete
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Exploring Chania, Crete

Exploring Chania, Crete – Travel Photo Monday Chania, the ancient capital city of Crete is perhaps one of the most visually stunning ports on the island.  The city has a rich history due to many cultural influences and rulers of the Byzantine, Ottoman, Venetian, Crusaders and the early Minoan civilization along with the current Greek government.  This has created many diverse architectural landmarks, monuments […]

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Hall of mirrors at the Palazzo Reale in Genoa, Italy
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Genoa’s Unesco World Heritage Sites

Genoa’s Unesco World Heritage Sites Genoa boasts one of the most glamorous Unesco World Heritage sites in an area that is filled with of amazing palazzo or grand palaces just beyond the harbor and the medieval section of the city. This entire stretch of palaces is called the Strade Nuove or ”New Streets” and includes the decadent […]

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Visiting Genoa and its many stunning churches
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Visiting Genoa

Visiting Genoa, Italy in 24 hours Visiting Genoa, Italy is one of those harbor cities that are so underrated and not even on any radar for travelers visiting Italy. Even though the big three destinations, Rome, Florence or Venice are a must, Genoa is also special because of its illustrious trading history.  For those looking beyond the popular destinations […]

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A lit fountain at night in Lyon, France at night time
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Lyon, France at night

Lyon, France at night   Night time in Lyon is really when the city comes alive and all the locals come out to celebrate the end of day, an evening out to enjoy some drinks or discover a new restaurant in town. And Lyon really sparkles at night when all its squares, river front and historical monuments are lit up like […]

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Lyon at night - A first impression of Lyon, France
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A first impression of Lyon, France

A first impression of Lyon, France Some cities take you completely by surprise and this is exactly what happened visiting Lyon, France. I knew that Lyon is known as a gastronomic destination in France, so I wanted experience some of the best French cuisine while explore some of the medieval charm and Unesco sites around the city. Outside […]

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A specialty delicatessen in Trastevere, Rome
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Trastevere – tasting specialty and local foods

  Trastevere – tasting specialty and local foods     It all starts with this classic Roman dish – fried artichokes just made perfectly with a hot, crispy and gooey texture. And I’m so happy to get a whole plateful to myself! It’s enough of an appetizer for two, but I loved tasting every morsel of this freshly made apperitivo (appetizer). […]

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Piazza Navona in Rome: 15 pictures to inspire you to visit
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Rome: 20 pictures to inspire you to visit

Rome: 20 pictures to inspire you to visit – Travel Photo Mondays I’m hanging out late in the afternoon at the Piazza Navona in Rome, and my timing is perfect.  This is the time for Passeggiata, the afternoon ritual of strolling and enjoying the end of day in many communities around Italy, even here in busy Rome. The […]

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