Spring Visit in Kotor, Montenegro

Yes, it is finally spring time! One of the best times  of the year to travel in Europe especially in the Balkan Region.  Before I start with the my travel article about Kotor, a coastal town in Montenegro, please let me first extend my thoughts, prayers  and condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the tragedy of Germanwings  flight number 4u 9525  that  crashed last  24 March 2015. The aircraft, an Airbus A320-200, crashed 100 kilometres (62 mi) northwest of Nice, in the French Alps. It was a sad tragedy knowing   that I, myself is a traveler who loves to fly.   Rest in peace to all the  144 passengers and six crew members who were killed in that drama.

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Kotor Bay is the deepest natural fjord-like bay in the Mediterranean Sea, and the scenery around it including the steep mountains which come almost straight down to the waters edge  is spectacular.

Back to the main topic. I miss the year when I traveled most of the time in my whole entire life.  I wish it will happen again! 2013  was  indeed a great travel year for me,  visiting 23 countries,  most of them   in Europe. I miss that year when all I have to do is travel and travel especially when I find cheap holiday packages. Sometimes I travel with my friends but most of the times, I am a solo traveler. (more…)

 

Shopping for Souvenirs in Zagreb, Croatia

I just smile when I remember reading about a post of one of the members of a Nomads  Group in facebook.  She posted that when she travels, she never buy souvenirs and she don’t want to stay relaxing in a beach. I commented that that everytime I travel, I always brought home with me some souvenirs. Among the few ones are postcards, fridge magnets, travel book guides, keychains and sometimes shirts with the name of the place I visited. I might agree to her that I also don’t want to just take a vacation relaxing in a beach because everytime I go home, I am always at the beach. My retirement home is just along the sea.

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A busy pedestrian in the city of Zagreb.

Anyway, let me go back to the main topic. It is about shopping for souvenirs in Zagreb, the capital and largest city of the Republic of Croatia. I had the chance to visit this city last 2013. Speaking of this year, this is so far the most-traveled year I a had in my whole life, visiting 23 countries and many towns and cities especially in Europe. (more…)

 

Go Travel and See Ephesus, Turkey

Let’s go travel and see the world again! This time, I will let you travel in time in Turkey’s most famous sight named Ephesus. I can’t imagine I was able to walk the way where it is said to be the place where Jesus and the Apostle John had walked before. Isn’t it a great experience visiting one of the famous  sights in Turkey?

For all you know Ephesus  was an  ancient Greek city. It is located in Selçuk in Izmir Province of Turkey. It  was recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

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The Library of Celsus in Ephesus, Turkey. It’s been almost 4 years now since my last visit. The  façade of which has been carefully reconstructed from all original pieces, was originally built c. 125 AD in memory of Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, an Ancient Greek who served as governor of Roman Asia (105–107) in the Roman Empire.
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Visit to the Beautiful El Bahia Palace in Marrakech

Let’s go travel and see the world again! This time, let us visit another continent.  And yes, Africa is the fourth continent I visited  last year. The first country I went  to was Morocco.  I always dream  to visit this country. I thought,  I can only see it in a travel documentation on Television or  in the internet or  travel books  but hey, I was finally there! Another dream came true!  Indeed, I had  great and memorable experiences  when I visited Morocco especially during that visit in one of its imperial cities called Marrakech.

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Painted ceilings; tiled walls; ornate woodwork; classic columns; colourful windows; hanging lanterns; water features; fruit trees in courtyards; and mosaic floors can be seen at the Bahia Palace.

It was a long trip 5-hour  from our hotel in Agadir to Marrakech, including the stop-overs we did.  Sitting in the bus is not boring for me because I   enjoyed the scenery we passed-by along the road. If I am driving, I might not  be able to enjoy it because I have to concentrate in driving.  We left at 7:30 AM and at around 12:30 AM,  the sunshine in Marrakech greeted us. I was with a group of German tourists that time. Thanks to the 3-month  German language course I did, I can already speak and understand the language. (more…)

 

An All-Inclusive Resort to Stay in Fiji

Planning for vacation is very important. It will not only save you time and money but you will also avoid stress when it’s planned ahead of time. This is the perfect time of the year to start searching for the best holiday destination, and there are a lot of choices in out there, but finding the one that will fit both our taste and budget is a little more difficult.

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The world is waiting, so I’m currently looking for a great holiday destination for 2015. Then I remembered my German traveling companion. We met last year in Morocco and had a blast traveling through the country, but the whole time she wouldn’t stop talking about how great Fiji was so I emailed her last week. She told me to plan for Fiji for sure and she’s already excited to travel with me again this year. I’m excited too, so now onto the planning. (more…)

 

The Amazing Ancient Walled Cities I visited in Europe

Hello February! The second month of the year is finally here! I guess, many are quite excited especially for those who have already found their special someone to celebrate the so-called “Hearts’ Month”. I don’t occupy myself with this topic now because I am really busy with so many things. lolz! I would rather love to share some travels I did in the past. This time, I will be talking about the most amazing ancient walled cities I visited in Europe.

Don’t you know that there are over a hundred of walled cities to see in Europe? I am glad, I was able to visit some of those amazing cities here. Here are some of these interesting walled cities I visited in the past;

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

After spending almost an hour of browsing the albums in my external hard drives, I finally found some of the ancient walled cities in Europe.  It took me quite a long time finding these photos since I have over  millions of pictures and thousands of albums from my travels to over 40 countries as of now.

I want to bring you first in one of the beautiful walled cities in Germany, the Rothenburg ob der Tauber.  This town is located on a plateau overlooking the Tauber River  in Bavaria.  This is  a quintessential German town  with its half-timbered construction and cobblestones, which is  really worth to  visit.  The town was founded in 1170 and the fortified wall was built in the 1400s. (more…)

 
 

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