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Incredible Things You Need to Do in Venice

If you were to ask someone what the most romantic city in the world is, you’re probably going to get one of two answers. Most people, perhaps, will say Paris, though I’m sure many of these people haven’t actually been on a romantic holiday in Paris. Others will tell you that it’s the Italian city of Venice. (You might get someone try to claim it’s New York City. Don’t pay attention to them. Just walk away.) Venice is often spoken about in the context of the artistic masterpieces you can find there. But Venice itself is a sort of artistic masterpiece. Let me conjure up some images for you. Unique, winding alleyways. Extraordinary art museums and palaces. Calm and clean canals. There’s no doubt that Venice is a beautiful city, and a very romantic one, too. Is it better than Paris? For my money, yes. So what can you do in Venice? Here are some suggestions that will make you trip to this great city absolutely unforgettable. Go on a gondola ride What, you were …

Limassol Street Art

So recently while walking through downtown Limassol I remembered that i wanted to do a blog post on local graffiti street art and perhaps do a series because I have street art photo coverage from London, Porto, Barcelona and Rome too. At first I thought well I probably won’t get enough material but I ended up with over 300 photos so I’m splitting the post in 2 parts with the 2nd on Limassol Street Life Festival that just happened last weekend. I remember back 10 years ago when graffiti was considered to be a form of vandalism, but today it has become more of an art form. You can even take graffiti art classes these days which is pretty cool. Today many buildings all over the world are decorated in pretty graffiti paintings and walls all over cities have meaningful messages on them. Let me know which city you visited impressed you with their street art in the comment section below and stay tuned for Part 2 of Limassol Street Art.

Optimistic

Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic – “How do you fuel the fires of optimism?” I’m the happiest girl in the World when: I’m surrounded by high wattage Sunshine I’m in a new location & bonus points for places that have super bright colors and are naturally optimistic and appealing to the eye Photo Location: Porto, Portugal skyline from Vila Nova de Gaia To participate in this Week’s Photo Challenge: Click Here

Key Stops on Your Tour Around Mainland Europe

Touring Europe is a rite of passage for many young people today. It’s a chance for them to break away. But it’s not just young people who should sample the delights of mainland Europe. So, if you’re thinking of taking a tour of the continent, here are some of the places you have to visit. France France is one of the most culturally impressive countries in the whole world. In terms of art, there’s nowhere else that can rival it. It has the Louvre, and a thousand other wonderful art galleries to explore, especially in Paris. It also has some amazing vineyards for the wine and champagne enthusiasts among you. There’s no better way to spend an afternoon in France than touring a great vineyard and doing a bit of wine tasting. You really can’t go to Europe without going to France, so this is where you should start. Sweden Of all the Scandinavian countries in Northern Europe, the one that you definitely need to visit is Sweden. There are many reasons for this. But …

Miss Annie Rorick

Starting today, I have 4 great friends flying in to Cyprus for the next 4 months! How exciting is that?? When you travel & move around a lot, you make friends everywhere & I think that’s pretty cool. For me, if I have a good connection with someone & we click well, they will be my lifelong friend and I can say that I’m pretty lucky to have met some incredible people along the way. The only thing that’s different for Travellers is that you can’t just go meet up for coffee when you want to see them & catch up. We wait months, sometimes even years to collide again somewhere on this planet in an unknown location & then catch up, explore & get to know each other all over again. It’s an exciting life, because you keep meeting awesome people wherever you go 🙂 La Jolla, California – Summer 2011 Back to the VIP visitors now. First up is my great friend from Ohio, Miss Annie Rorick who is on her way over here & is …

Change

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Change.” OK – The truth is I could have gone deeper with this one since Change is my middle name & I love to travel, but I picked this simple Before & After photo montage that takes place at the same location (Whitechapel Underground Station in London) during the same day, but both photos are taken at different times – In this case, before & after my work

Thinking About Moving to Spain? Read This Handy Guide First

Moving abroad has always been an appealing prospect, but it is now more popular than ever. Spain is easily one of the most common destinations. It’s not hard to see why. The weather is hot, and the lifestyle is laid back. Furthermore, progressions in international travel have made it easy to get to. Your extended family could quite easily visit for a long weekend. As great as the idea of moving to Spain sounds, there are some important items to remember. Remember, this isn’t a decision to take lightly. You must give it careful and thorough consideration. These tips should help you plan the move.     Location   Deciding that you want to move to Spain is an important step to take. But you’ll have to narrow it down before advancing with your plans. There are many great locations in Spain, from Barcelona to the Costa del Sol. There’s a world of information at your fingertips via the internet. You should be sure to put in the required research before making a calculated decision. …

Wellbeing Wednesdays

If you missed last week’s Wellbeing Wednesdays have a look  so you know what’s going on. This week I’m not gonna talk about the weather much, besides I’m not in London anymore. Everyday is sunny here! ☀ Highs for the past couple of days were 30-31C (86-88F) in Limassol, which for this time of the year is pretty amazing! 🙂 The nights are fresh. Beach Visits: 1 That’s a bit of a bummer, but I’m not located close to the beach at all. The good news is Swimming Season ends around Halloween time here and the 2 following weeks of November are tanning weeks, so you see there’s plenty of Summer ahead! 🙂 Funny thing happened when I did indeed visit the beach on that 1 day. I had this entire plan to swim and snorkel as much as possible but what actually happened was rather tragic almost. The double fried crispy chips sprinkled with oregano and Himalayan sea salt (pictured below) were my treat for the week, so I really wanted to get some …

Wellbeing Wednesdays

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a fantastic week wherever you are in the World! I would love to hear where you are and what the weather is like in your current location so please feel free to post your replies below in the comment section. I am currently in Limassol, Cyprus which also happens to be my favorite city on the island! I will go into why in another upcoming blog post. Below is what the weather looked like right here at 2pm. August is the hottest month on the island and for this reason, it’s very common for locals to take an entire month of August off for vacation. We were promised a mild summer this year, and I hope I’m not speaking too soon on the matter, but so far so great! We had 2 heatwaves here so far, one in June and one yesterday that started early on Monday. The highs for the past 2 days were about 38-39C here in Limassol which is definitely a lot, but it didn’t feel crazy hot …