Palermo a surprisingly 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ destination. Some personal DOs and DONTs

No city in Europe was such a surprise for me as Palermo. I had expectations that were low based on stories I have heard around and told by so called friends. Nothing more wrong! Once again I've been in the position to judge before seeing and to allow my prejudices to step forward. Well, a … Continue reading Palermo a surprisingly 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ destination. Some personal DOs and DONTs

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Some interesting facts about Malta, less known by us tourists

As I was very interested lately in Malta, I checked a lot the hidden face of this... archipelago of 3 islands 50 miles south of Sicily, and I've drawn a list of things I would check at my first visit. Once again this is not a beach destination from my point of view but more … Continue reading Some interesting facts about Malta, less known by us tourists

In loved with Alentejo, a lesser known 5 ★★★★★ province of Portugal

I honestly never heard of Alentejo but after making some research I felt in loved and put it on my travel bucket list for Portugal. The Alentejo is without a doubt one of Portugal’s best kept secrets! Why? Because of its authentic character, beautiful rural areas filled with cork oaks and pine trees, vineyards and … Continue reading In loved with Alentejo, a lesser known 5 ★★★★★ province of Portugal

Why I’ll always visit Rio de Janeiro, but never moving there

A dream destination - yes. It is better than the pics, it is better than the best postcard you've ever seen. I still sense the emotion when landing and looking over the Copacabana beach, the turquoise waters in the bays. I've been in Rio two times in November and April, and the weather was great … Continue reading Why I’ll always visit Rio de Janeiro, but never moving there

There are still reasons to return to Tel Aviv

I have a strange attraction towards Tel Aviv in spite of a bunch of things that are very disturbing to me as I mentioned in my previous post. I don't change my mind about the stars I gave to the capital of Israel, but I wondered myself why I still keep coming back if it … Continue reading There are still reasons to return to Tel Aviv

5 original ideas for Valentines in Paris

If still want to go in Paris for Valentines, despite my previous post ,"3 good reasons why you shouldn’t go to Paris for valentines", then try some original things and go out the beaten path of tourists. Here are some ideas I found online: Enjoy a sensory experience at the Grand Musée du Parfum On the … Continue reading 5 original ideas for Valentines in Paris

Sicily, 3 MUST DOs in a top 4★ ★ ★ ★ destination, less known.

I often misjudged this island for a mafia land, a poor island with nothing to offer. Too good I made some Sicilian friends and have them flying to me for a week. I completely changed my mind and  here are their recommendations that would make Sicily in top 3 islands of Mediterranean. 1. La Vucciria … Continue reading Sicily, 3 MUST DOs in a top 4★ ★ ★ ★ destination, less known.

Berliner Kunsthaus, a MUST visit art gallery in Berlin. 5 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I am excited about this art gallery especially that I discovered it by mistake. When I find hidden spots like this I really feel my trip worth every single difficulty, like the bad weather of Berlin in January. It is in fact a building with so many drawings on the front. It is a spot … Continue reading Berliner Kunsthaus, a MUST visit art gallery in Berlin. 5 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Markthalle Neun in Berlin, the market to visit to catch the spirit of the town.

In your walking towards the East Side Gallery from Checkpoint Charlie, you'll come across a hidden wonder of the communist era, a covered public market, now transformed in a place for local food. It's the ninth of the twelve markets like this in Berlin. It is hidden in a quite ordinary street, not very obvious … Continue reading Markthalle Neun in Berlin, the market to visit to catch the spirit of the town.