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Hydra, Lovers’ Paradise

I was an Athenian last Summer, and like any good Athenian, I used to take weekend trips to islands near Athens. My favorite escapade was to Hydra, The island famous for the absence of motor vehicles (you can choose between walking or riding a donkey) is extremely chic, with stylish shops and luxury accommodation. The […]

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A Taste of the Exotic – Top 3 Places for Portuguese Food in Macau

Macau has always captured my imagination for its rich traditions and unique qualities. Once a Portuguese colony, it is today a special administrative region of China, just like Hong Kong. Thanks to its colonial past, it offers some fabulous Portuguese cuisine, which has earned several well-deserved Michelin stars. Macau is, however, more famous for its […]

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Casapueblo – A perfect blend of Art, Nature, and Architecture

Few artists have had the chance to create their own living museums, their perfect havens. Carlos Páez Vilaró is one of them. A disciple of the likes of Picasso and Torres García, Páez Vilaró created Casapueblo, a dreamlike affair that combines a hotel, an artist´s workshop, and an art gallery. I once had a romantic […]

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Rio de Janeiro, the center of the Universe

Before I returned to Rio de Janeiro after last Christmas, the idea of the city I had in my mind was a mix of images of Corcovado, Jobim and Vinicius melodies, and a story about my friend Ana and one of her girlfriends ending up in the wrong side of town, in their car, in […]

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5 Unforgettable sights from South Island, New Zealand

Sunny beaches and snowy peaks Anyone with a passion for the great outdoors will enjoy New Zealand´s South Island. Whether skiing at the top of the Southern Alps or exploring the fiords, relaxing on golden sand beaches or hiking through the forests, any visitor can get a feel of this quintessential Maori territory by experiencing […]

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Nine fabulous things to do on a Spring Break cruise

I have been lucky to be able to do my fair share of traveling and cruising.  Although I have never been much of a “tourist,” I have had many near-paradise experiences over the years. Much of my cruising was actually done during Spring Break, so, I came up with the idea of suggesting some fabulous […]

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The transformation of Limerick – A prime destination in Ireland

Even visitors who are familiar with Limerick may be surprised with the fabulous transformation the city is currently undergoing. Accompanying a steady transition from old to new, stylish new waterfront developments and numerous new attractions are being added to the traditional atmosphere of Limerick’s bustling bars, lively music scene and historical landmarks.

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