Tag: Destinations

An island paradise in Canada’s time zone

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
An island paradise in Canada’s time zone

In Cuba, visitors will encounter a warm Cuban spirit wherever they go — whether to a lavish resort, glitzy show, lush mountains or serene beaches. If you love the sea as much as I do, Varadero Beach remains the country’s most famous vacation spot. Only 135 kilometres outside Old Havana, Varadero bustles with award-winning resorts, […]

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Swimming with the spawning salmon

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Swimming with the spawning salmon

Pull on a wetsuit and snorkel gear and step into a fast-running river. Float effortlessly for kilometres in your buoyant lifejacket down the current, while 20,000 salmon are swimming under you in the opposite direction. It is a thrill ride at five kilometres an hour down the swift-moving Campbell River on Vancouver Island’s east coast. […]

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Vive la France and all its beauty

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Vive la France and all its beauty

France is the world’s leading tourist destination (83 million visitors in 2013) and has so much to offer, it is hard to choose just a few places to recommend. Of course, Paris is the top tourist destination within France — a city of romance and the country’s fashion capital. It boasts extraordinary monuments and museums. […]

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Enchanting India: sights, smells and tastes to entice 

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Enchanting India: sights, smells and tastes to entice 

Exotic, extravagant, elegant, eclectic: India offers different aspects of her personality to travellers. Only there can you go on a camel safari in the hot, mesmerising deserts of Rajasthan, heli-ski in the Himalayas, raft down the mighty Ganges and trek in pristine Garhwal Himalayas, all in the same month. There are 89 national parks, 13 […]

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Day-tripping outside the capital

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Day-tripping outside the capital

A visitor to Ottawa has a wealth of choice – lots to see and do in the city, of course, but also a wonderful selection of sites worth seeing on myriad daytrips from Canada’s capital. Place: Montreal, only two hours east of Ottawa Why go: Canada’s second largest city, Montreal offers amazing energy and great […]

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Non-stop joys of Lima

| April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Non-stop joys of Lima

Peru, often seen as the swatch of land that surrounds Machu Picchu, has a cosmopolitan and fascinating capital city. Lima, for its diverse history, innovation, arts and lively culture, deserves a standalone visit. Or, at least, it calls for several dedicated days before you move on to the country’s other national treasures. Much in its […]

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Argentina: A land of diversity and culture

Argentina: A land of diversity and culture

Argentina is a country of many cultural, social and natural attractions, all of which will amaze visitors. Diversity is a characteristic that makes Argentina a unique choice. This includes its landscapes, climate and population. Argentina is usually described as a land of impressive contrasts, thanks to its  varied geography. From the Andes to the west, […]

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Discover Portugal

Discover Portugal

Portugal is far more than just another destination. This country of contrasts boasts unspoiled natural vistas, rich traditions, intoxicating culture, adrenaline-pumping adventures and some of the most serene retreats in all of Europe. It is a destination of timeless appeal — as inviting, complex and enjoyable as a glass of port wine. And it is […]

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Greece: culture, history and unrivalled beauty

Greece: culture, history and unrivalled beauty

A trip to Greece has always been a most fulfilling experience for every traveller as they discover an unparalleled natural beauty, cultural treasures and the legendary Greek hospitality, known as “philoxenia”-φιλοξενία. The economic crisis caused a slight drop in tourism in 2012. However, a strong revival occurred over the summer of 2013, a record-breaking year, […]

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Kazakhstan: The jewel of Central Asia

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Kazakhstan: The jewel of Central Asia

  Kazakhstan is the ninth biggest country in the world — larger than Western Europe, but located in Central Asia, deep in the Eurasian continent. It shares borders with Russia (the longest continental border in the world at 6,846 kilometres), China (1,533 kilometres), Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan. As a result of its geographic location and […]

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