Prague: as Grandiose as Paris or Rome

I just finished a really nice 2 weeks in the Czech Republic. Seems like Prague has been forgotten for too long on the list of the most beautiful cities in the world where cities like Paris, London, Rome or New York take most of the attention. I think Prague is pretty much heel to heel with Paris in terms of being a Grandiose Capital! Gone are those years where Prague was just a gray communist city, it now proudly stands as what I believe one of the most impressive old towns in Europe! Tourism has also picked up quite a bit since last time I was here in 2006 with a couple friends. Its just as packed as Paris with tons of tourist buses and guided groups of 50 walking all over the place, making it hard to navigate normally in the streets. One recommendation […]

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My Brazil “Top 5 lists” for Best Cities, Festivals, Friendliness, Nature and Beaches

  My Top 5s To continue with my Brazil Serie, I have prepared another part where you will find quick favorites of mine in this incredible country. Overall the years I’ve spent in Brazil, I have visited most of the states of the country, have experienced most major events and seen most of the major cities all over the country. I can talk for hours about every place I visited in details because I really get passionate about it; my favorite cities, the best places for nature, my favorite places for beaches, etc… But people always end up asking me my top 5 favorite everything… So here it is, all cooked out for you to plan that next trip to the land of samba! Top 5 Favorite Cities 1. Rio de Janeiro 2. Natal 3. Salvador 4. Vitoria 5. Belo Horizonte Top 5 Favorite Nature […]

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Brno in the Czech Republic is definitely undervalued in favour of Prague!

I was really surprised when I got here. This little city, still the second in the Czech Republic, is very nice! The old town is vibrant and moving a lot, tons of people everywhere yet now overloaded with cars. Its the Capital of Moravia Region, and used to be a suburb of Vienna (the flag of Brno is almost identical to the Austrian Flag, which one could easily confuse). I love Young cities, and this place is known as a university town, so it qualifies really well! nice little castle to visit up on top of a hill, which is where this shot has been taken. Pin to Pinterest Enjoyed this guide? Help others find it too! Share the following Pinterest pin to your Pinterest account, by simply clicking on the top left corner. And Remember: Sharing is Caring 😉

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Budapest… I changed my mind!

I’ve been last in Budapest over 10 years ago and after 3 days, I left unimpressed about it. It just wasn’t to the level of the other East European cities around it, Prague, Krakow, Bratislava, Vienna just to name a few. Even a train change in 2010 didn’t make me want to stay longer. But this time I must admit, Budapest has grown. It now stands to the reputation of modern European capital it looks for! Beautiful city full of green and Cosy bars and cafes! Even Hungarian people which appeared cold to be before now gave me an image of a warm nation! Definitely a success story!

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My Travel Map: Updated March 2016

I just finished one of the most puzzling and logistically hard to plan leg of my travels, the Pacific Islands. My count is now up to 173, a quick rise since these minuscule islands are quick to visit. It was especially hard to plan and synchronize the flights between the islands and spent 1 week in Bali planing to make it work. and it did. but it was risky… flights are non-refundable… Which means in the peak of the cyclone season, if I miss a flight on one island, I will miss the remainder of my trip! and oddly enough, it almost happens! Cyclone Winston, the strongest cyclone ever recoreded in the southern hemisphere struck Fiji, while I was waiting to fly there from the Marshall Islands. But I was just a few days lucky, I managed to catch my flight and continue my adventures.

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