A road & boat trip in Croatia

This is a itinerary of a trip we did two years ago when we were living in Dublin (June, 2015). Honestly we chose Croatia because at that time we were looking for a sunny place in Europe where we could…

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Visiting the National Reserve of Paracas

Paracas is a small port town, 270 km from Lima, the capital of Peru. It means “sand rain” in the indigenous language Quechua. It is the place to stay if planning to visit the Paracas National Reserve and/or Islas Ballestas.…

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Last days in Chile: Iquique & Humberstone

Iquique is a coastal city in the north of Chile, although it was originally a Peruvian city (until 1883 when the War of the Pacific finished). The city developed a lot in the 19th century due to the saltpeter mining…

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The steep and colorful Valparaíso

After visiting Santiago we stayed for a couple of days around Valparaíso, 112 km northwest of Chile’s capital and biggest city. Valparaíso is one of the South Pacific’s most important seaports and has played an important role in the 19th…

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Florianópolis – a piece of paradise

For 6 nights and 6 days we stayed at the Santa Catarina Island, in Florianopolis. We already had higher expectations but the experience was even better. Florianópolis is the capital and the second largest city of Santa Catarina state, in…

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Two nights at Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande is an island covered by tropical forest and fringed by beautiful beaches. There are no cars and no roads, just trails through the forest and a small village called Vila do Abraão (where we stayed for two nights).…

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Things we liked most in Rio de Janeiro

We stayed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for 2 weeks. It seems a lot, but it wasn’t for 3 main reasons:  Rio is a big city: the 2nd largest city in Brazil and the 39th largest city in the world…

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Our first week in Brazil

One week since we left Portugal and landed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It has been a long and weird week actually… Curious? Just read below more about our first week in Brazil. – We had one of the worst…

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7 places we love in Algarve, Portugal

Algarve is one of the most visited regions in Portugal. It was the origin of many voyages during the Age of Discovery and from where Gil Eanes in 1434 become the first to round Cape Bojador off northwest Africa, then…

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