Tag: Destinations

Of humpbacks and humans

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Of humpbacks and humans

People say that absolutely nothing compares to swimming eye-to-eye with a 30,000-kilogram humpback whale with a body as long as a rail box-car. They’re right. The humans call her Canopy. She is famous among snorkellers for her friendly, relaxed and trusting way with humans and her affectionate behaviour towards her male calf. Today, she is […]

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An invitation to visit ‘delicious Japan’

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
An invitation to visit ‘delicious Japan’

If you want a fresh experience from your overseas travel, visit Japan. Japan has been gaining popularity as one of the major tourist destinations in the world. In recent years, the number of foreign visitors increased significantly. After achieving a decade-long goal of 10 million visitors in 2013, the number more than doubled in the […]

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A breathtaking journey through Austria

| July 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
A breathtaking journey through Austria

I am often asked by my Canadian friends what one should see in Austria and I usually don’t quite know where to start, as there is simply too much on offer. Austria is a country that waltzes effortlessly between its vibrant outdoors and its historic city centres. From fine arts and music to magnificent palaces […]

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Visit Slovakia: ‘A good idea’

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Visit Slovakia: ‘A good idea’

Set behind the former Iron Curtain that divided Europe for 40 years sits Slovakia, a country whose modern history only began in 1993. That year marked the  “Velvet Divorce,” a peaceful dissolution of Czechoslovakia. Slovaks inherited a land of extraordinary natural beauty, where fertile plains in the south rise to Alpine mountains in the north. […]

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Bolivia awaits you

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Bolivia awaits you

With its great diversity and dramatic differences in topography and climate, Bolivia is one of the world’s most unique countries. It offers a wide range of ecosystems from low-lying wetlands and dense rainforests to high plateaus and dry forests. Bolivia, which boasts Amazonian rainforests and the snow-capped mountains of the Andes, offers an unforgettable adventure […]

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Iceland: pristine nature and cultural creativity

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Iceland: pristine nature and cultural creativity

I am very glad and honoured to say that I meet an increasing number of people who express an interest in visiting Iceland. My usual response is: “If you are looking for sunny beaches and ancient castles, then don´t go to Iceland. However, if you want, in one trip, to be able to enjoy pristine […]

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Panama: Much more than a canal

Panama: Much more than a canal

Panama has been called many things: “A path between the seas,” “the Dubai of the Americas,” “bridge to the world,” “heart of the universe” and, most recently, one of the best places to retire in the world. The government of Panama has put in place several strategies aimed at attracting Canadians to our country. We […]

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Kazakhstan: Eyes on Astana

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Kazakhstan: Eyes on Astana

Each year on July 6, Kazakhstan proudly celebrates Capital City Day, honouring its capital, Astana, with a week of cultural festivities. The activities highlight Kazakh culture, history and the city’s central position in the nation’s life. Astana has grown from a small provincial city to an influential player on the world stage and a symbol […]

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Fun in the sun with Filipino hospitality

| September 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Fun in the sun with Filipino hospitality

The Philippines is like a friend you wish you had met sooner. First-time tourists grudgingly end their holidays, but vow to return. Repeat visitors stay longer the next time, and some stay for good. Travel magazines and bloggers rave about the place, the people and the experience. My country lies at the crossroads of the […]

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Magical Kenya

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Magical Kenya

Kenya is a land of diversity, offering stark safari plains in the south, snow-capped mountains and breathtaking eastern coastlines whose dark blue waters are home to colourful coral reefs and six national reserves to protect marine life. Majestic hills stretch towards endlessly sunny skies while valleys, such as the famous Rift Valley, and more than […]

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