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Best Places to Buy a Property Abroad

Buying a property abroad can be done for a number of reasons, you might be looking for a home, a place to spend your holidays or you might even be looking to invest and rent it out. Your reason for buying the property might alter what country you buy a property in but if you’re open to suggestion here’s a look at five countries that a currently ideal for purchasing property. Portugal A country that is currently on trend, Portugal is laid-back and most cities give you the holiday sensation while you stay in them. densely populated cities such as Lisbon and Porto are very affordable to...

The Middle East’s travelling storytellers

A low, throaty voice worked its way through the city of Diyarbakır, reaching further than it had any right to. Even without understanding a word of Kurdish, I had no doubt about the sorrow it expressed through its mournful tones. Regarded as the capital of Turkish Kurdistan, Diyarbakır (Amed in Kurdish) is perched on a bluff overlooking the turbulent Tigris River in south-eastern Turkey. I visited in summer when the heat was stifling, the surrounding countryside scorched yellow. The sun fell heavy on the city’s foreboding black basalt walls, which absorbed its warmth and radiated it...

Belize’s thriving Afro-Caribbean community

The boats came at dawn along the shores of the town of Dangriga on the coast of Belize. Onboard, vibrantly dressed men, women and children carried homemade flags and waved bright green fronds of coconut palm branches as they approached the shore. On land, a crowd waited, ready to cheer as feet stepped out of the boats to touch sand. We were never enslaved – that is a point of pride for the Garifuna people On a similar morning in 1832, the Garifuna people – descendants of Carib, Arawak and West African people – made the same journey from St Vincent Island in the...

What you need to know before your big California trip

It’s estimated that over 200 million people visit the state of California every single year. Major cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco attract everyone from film buffs to hippies and business leaders to history fans, while the amazing scenery of the Yosemite National Park and the Big Sur are just two examples of gorgeous views. However, what else is California about, and what practical arrangements will you need to make in advance of your trip, such as booking accommodation or organizing travel? This article will give you the tools you need to get started thinking about your big...

Your Guide To Enjoying One Of Florida’s Most Luxurious Islands, Marco Island

A beautiful island located in the Gulf of Mexico, Marco Island is famous for its white sandy dreamy beaches and shiny blue waters. Surprisingly, this paradise is situated in Florida, which has always been a tourist hotspot in the United States. It is a short drive from Naples and the Florida Everglades and is a part of Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands. Best Time to Visit Marco Island So, when should you plan your visit? Here are some ideas. 1. Spring Springtime is the best time to visit Marco Island. The temperature is in the lovely 70s, the sun is bright yet pleasant, and everything around...

Switzerland’s artfully tedious job

The clang of a hammer rang out from the chalet roof and echoed against the serene Pre-Alps of Fribourg, Switzerland. Vincent Gachet, one of the country’s few remaining master tavillonneurs, or traditional Swiss roof architects and shingle-makers, carefully placed a wooden shingle on the roof frame. He’d finally completed a square metre – a labour-intensive task that took an hour and required 250 shingles, of which only 12 were visible – and he needed to do 200 more to finish the job. This artful but tedious work of Gachet and other tavillonneurs like him are what keep...

Top Places in Italy which will Take your Breath Away

In the heart of Southern Europe lies a country that has forever held a special place in every traveller’s list. From a vast treasury of art, delightful delicacies, jaw-dropping fashion to gorgeous landscapes, this land has it all. Italy is sensuous and full of magic, and while small group tours of Norwegian fjords & Northern lights remain ever popular, it is best explored alone or with the arms of your lover around you. So, without further ado, here is a list of places you must visit when you are in Italy: 1. The Lake District Across the northern parts of Italy leisurely stretches the...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Traveling to Cyprus

Cyprus is one of the best places to visit in the Mediterranean. The warm and cosy weather makes Cyprus a fantastic holiday destination all year round. The island is also filled with a lot of things to do, making it the perfect destination for everyone. Due to its location, you will experience a mixture of cultures as you explore different parts of Cyprus. When you look at the island’s major ethnic groups, Greek Orthodox and Turkish Muslims, it is easy how Cyprus is so fascinating. Before a trip to Cyprus, there are a few things you need to know first. If you want to have the best holiday...

Top 11 things you should know before visiting the Maldives

Are you ready with the idea of a trip to the Maldives? That sounds great! But hey, did your search for some perfect Maldives travel tips? When traveling to a new place, specifically a new country, it is important that you recognize some considerable details about the traditions, cultures and the dos and don’ts would let you have even better experiences. There are always facts and details that are often missed out. On one hand, where the Maldives sounds to be pretty interesting as a holiday destination, several gestures and unrecognized facts could ruin your experience. 11 Things to Know...

Gorilla Trekking – 5 Tips For The First Timers

Gorilla trekking is amazingly one of a few most sought after primate adventure in Africa. This relatively new adventure is one of the most rated wildlife safari experiences in Africa. For first time travelers, there are a number of tips that must be put into consideration if you are to be rewarded with the most dramatic experiences. They include among others; Where to go for gorilla trekking Mountain gorilla trekking in particular is only conducted in the tropical rainforests of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In Uganda, gorilla safaris are conducted in Bwindi...

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