Tag: Destinations

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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Costa Rica: a natural wonder

Costa Rica: a natural wonder

They say the best things come in small packages and Costa Rica is a real-life example of small-package delights. The Central American country sits between two oceans and helps bridge North and South America, a geographical position that has ensured natural riches and cultural diversity. Costa Rica houses close to 5 percent of the world’s […]

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The land once known as Formosa

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
The land once known as Formosa

Today’s Taiwan was once called Formosa, a name that means “beautiful island” in Portuguese and Latin. You’ll soon see it deserves its former name should you come to visit this country, with its colourful past and continuing status as a region that acts as an independent, democratic state, though it’s only formally acknowledged as such […]

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Croatia: See, Feel, Enjoy

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Croatia: See, Feel, Enjoy

By Veselko Grubišić Ambassador of Croatia “On the last day of the Creation, God desired to crown His work, and thus created the Kornati Islands out of tears, stars and breath.” When describing my country, I often borrow this famous quotation made by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw when he visited the Kornati archipelago off […]

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An ambassadorial tour of Spain

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
An ambassadorial tour of Spain

By Carlos Gómez-Múgica Ambassador of Spain To write about my country is something that I love, especially to invite readers to visit Spain and to see it from a different perspective. Tourists, on their first visit especially, express amazement at Spain’s diversity. Not by chance has Spain been labelled a mosaic of history and cultures. […]

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Abundant with cultural wonders, Azerbaijan awaits

| October 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Abundant with cultural wonders, Azerbaijan awaits

By Farid Shafiyev Ambassador of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan — or “land of fires” for its ever-burning, inextinguishable natural gas flames that shoot spontaneously from the earth — offers other equally spectacular and utterly unique historical and cultural experiences. Travellers usually begin their journey to Azerbaijan in Baku, the country’s capital. Baku is the biggest political, trade […]

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Enchanting Ireland

| October 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Enchanting Ireland

By Jessie Reynolds Ireland, a country less than 1/100th the size of Canada, holds an incredible number of surprises. Dublin reminds one of London, the west coast reminds one of Newfoundland and the south reminds one of Maine. There are ruins, scenic coastal drives, the world’s best bread pudding and small towns that can only […]

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Jamaica: the vibrant heart of the Caribbean

| June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
Jamaica: the vibrant heart of the Caribbean

A visit to Jamaica is an experience in which history and all your senses will converge to give you a lifetime of memories. Jamaica is unique, with its gifts to the world including reggae and dancehall music, fine rum, exquisite coffee and jerk seasoning. I am touched by the many Canadians who speak highly of […]

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