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“Travel ins’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s ok. The journey changes you – it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body, you take something with you… Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”
                                                                                   -ANTHONY BOURDAIN
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Awesome Reasons to Visit Finland in 2018

Finland is a hidden gem of a country located far in the north of Europe.  And, while it may only be a small country, that doesn’t mean there’s not a lot to do there.  The landscapes are mesmerizing, the air quality is among the best in the world, and the winters have to be seen […]

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Money-Saving Tips for Your Crete Holiday

So you’re planning a lovely holiday in Crete. So close, you can feel it. The sun. The sky. The sounds. You’re on a budget. Or on a tight one. There are ways to work magic with what you have.   Booking Your Flight If you can afford to, book your flight in advance. It tends […]

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Highlights of the Cesme Peninsular | Turkey

A hidden gem of the Izmir province in western Turkey, the Cesme Peninsula offers a different kind of Turkish vacation, away from the overcrowded beaches of the Mediterranean and the busy resorts of the southern Aegean. Few international tourists make their way here, which is lucky as the region is blessed with uncrowded pristine sandy […]

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Like a Local | Around Lisbon, Portugal

Diana is the travel blogger behind Contramapa, targeted at Portuguese and Brazilian independent women travellers. She’s a bookworm, passionate about writing and travelling. She decided to collect her stories in a blog, exploring Portugal and other locations around the world, such as USA and Japan. 8 MUST-SEE LOCATIONS AROUND LISBON Diana lives in Lisbon, the […]

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Lisboa Passport

To the untrained eye, my passport it’s an ordinary little book. Dark cover, heavy stitching. But it happens to be the most important book I own. It’s my identification:  it shows where I’m from, where I’ve been, and where I’m allowed to go. It takes me to places and also allows me to go home. It’s a symbol. It’s […]

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Know Before You Go | Portugal

Choose Shoes Wisely I know it looks like common sense, but when you are visiting a hilly city like Lisbon this needs to be highlighted! There’s no doubt that the most popular way to explore Portugal most popular spots is on foots, but considering packing a good pair of sneakers or sturdy comfortable sandals. Just […]

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